The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2012
Publication Date: 05-27-2012
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
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Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates: 30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Joel Glenn grew up on a south-ern Columbia County farm with an interest in photog-raphy. His love of photography never wavered, even after he joined the military and became a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. During his two tours of action in the Vietnam War, Glenn began taking 3-D photos. Glenn was not a combat photographer, but took a lot of photographs in his down time while on active duty. Glenn often took 3-D photographs and it is believed that he had one of the largest, if not only collections, of 3-D pho-tos from the Vietnam War. Glenn’s 3-D slides of the Vietnam War is one of the reasons he’s featured on an upcoming documentary. The show, Sky Soldier: The Vietnam War in 3-D, will air on 3net, a 3-D channel, at 9 p.m. Monday night. It is described as a oneof-a-kind documentary that takes viewers on a first per-son journey of the Vietnam War through a rare col-lection of 3-D photos and audio recordings. The original one-hour special, narrated by Bill Paxton, recounts the per-sonal wartime journey of Maj. Joel Glenn, a Silver Star-decorated soldier who leaves his young wife and family and plunges head-long into service as an Army helicopter at the start of U.S. combat involvement in 1965. “He took three-dimensional pictures of the Vietnam War and we are pretty certain they are the only 3-D pictures of the Vietnam War in existence,” said Judy Glenn, who was married to Joel Glenn for 45 years, until his death in 2007. Glenn’s 3-D photos will be topic of the Memorial Day documentary. “These photos represent an introduction to stereo photography during a time of personal discovery,” Joel Glenn wrote in the forward of his book, which was pub-lished in 1985. “The thrill of flying, a strange country and the turmoil induced first the purchase of a 35mm SLR camera. The results were quite satisfy-ing except for aerial views. An extraordinary sense of depth and space in a mix of sky, clouds, mountains, machines and jungle was missing. The next step was the purchase of a stereo camera and the resulting experimentation.” Judy Glenn said Joel was a photographer from about the time he was 10 years old when he had a small box camera and he gradually expanded his hobby as he got older. “He documented our family all the way from 1965 up through the time he passed away in 2007,” she said. “I had plenty pictures of my children growing up, my grandchildren growing up and the entire extended family.” Judy Glenn said Joel Glenn did not shoot the 3-D photos for the U.S. Army, but as a personal hobby. “These are not the pictures of a combat photog-rapher, as nearly all of the views presented were taken during relatively secure times and represent part of the environment, people and equipment involved in the conflict,” Joel Glenn wrote. “It is the job of a professional photographer CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Gary Sinise at it again. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CLife .................... 1DAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5B 89 70 Chance T’storms WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSP APER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Atlantic stormmeans a wetholiday here. Wellborn readiesfor 19th annualBlueberry Festival. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 88 1D 3A By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comPlum Creek, the largest private landowner in the nation and owner of the Columbia County Catalyst Site, has been working for years to construct a rail-road spur at the site, in hopes of enticing industry dependent on rail to build there. However, the U.S. Forest Service has rejected every request for the 6.1 acre easement needed to lay the track. The Catalyst Site is in the Osceola National Forest, which USFS manages. At a local Chamber of Commerce function Wednesday, a Plum Creek representative said progress is at a standstill. “The Plum Creek plan is that anybody and everybody that wants to try and fight for the rail, have at it,” Plum Creek real estate manager Allison Megrath told guests at a Better Business series luncheon. The Columbia County RACEC, or Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern, Catalyst Site is a Still no Catalyst rail spur 370 get diplomasat CHS Heroes’ holiday100 attendservices atVA hospitalCounty resident pioneered use of 3-D photography in Vietnam By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comAmerican flags rustled in the breeze as community members gathered in the shade of an old oak tree to honor fallen servicemen and women. The Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center held the 18th annual Memorial Day Ceremony Friday morning. For some Americans Memorial Day is a fun day off, but for others is means more, said keynote speaker Rachael Maguire, to a crowd of about 100. Maguire, an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, served three years of active duty with the Army and one year with the Kentucky National Guard. War has shaped every generation of Americans, she said. Maguire recalled the stillness on her base on Sept. 11, 2001 and watching news reports of the terrorist attacks and the beginning of her generation’s war. “Within one hour I would be in full armor gear” patrolling the base, unsure where terrorists would strike next, she said. In the next months she landed in Afghanistan, where she was was deployed for six months. Maguire now spends her free time advocating for veterans’ rights and educating the public on the effects of war on service-men and women. We need to reflect on our own promise to honor lives lost this Memorial Day and support those struggling with the memo-ries of war, she said. To veterans in the audience, she said “I know you each live with the memories of those lost in battle.” “This Memorial Day I ask of you to take time to remember those who are no longer with us,” she said. Lake City councilman Eugene Jefferson read a proclamation on behalf of Mayor Stephen M. Witt that urged citizens to reflect on the value of freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Representatives for Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Ander Crenshaw MEMORIAL DAY 2012 JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterCarlton Watson Jr. waves to family mem-bers and friends Friday during commence-ment ceremonies at CHS. By Laura Hampsonlhampson@lakecityreporter.comAs the sun sank behind the stands at Tiger Stadium, the Columbia High School Class of 2012 walked two-by-two toward the sunset of their high school career. The school held its 123rd commencement ceremony Friday night for about 370 seniors and thousands of their fam-ily and friends. The crowd cheered, whistled and clanked cowbells as students’ names were called. Their walk across the stage, situated in front of the north-end goal post, was the product of 13 years of note taking, pop quizzes and homework. The class had eight students achieve CEREMONY continued on 6A CATALYST continued on 7AJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia High School valedictorian Bryce McCarthy (from left), salutatorian Ryan Thomas, and valedictorians Ashlin Thomas and Jonathan Darby share a laugh during commencement exercises Friday. GRADUATION continued on 7AJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterRachael Maguire, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, speaks at the 18th annual ‘Catch the Spirit’ Memorial Day Ceremony at the Lake City VA Medical Center. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterFort White resident Judy Glenn displays a Stereo Realist camera that her husband, Joel, used while flying as a he licopter pilot in Vietnam. He often took three-dimensional photographs to show her how it looked while he was flyi ng. Glenn is thought to have shot the only known 3-D photo-graphs ever taken during the Vietnam War.COURTESYU.S. Army Major Joel Glenn takes a break at an unknown location in South Vietnam during one of his two tours of d uty there in the mid-1960s. 3D continued on 6A Fort Whiteman subject ofcable TV show. Firefighters battle a housefire on Colburn Avenue Saturday night shortly after 10 p.m. Authorities on the scene said the house was a bandoned. No other details were available at press time.TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterSaturday housefire


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays n Actor Christopher Lee is 90. n Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 89. n Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 76. n Actor Michael McKnight is 54. n Rocker Neil Finn is 54. n Comedian Adam Carolla is 48. n Actress Traci Lords is 45. n Jockey Chin Yang is 45. n Baseball player Jeff Bagwell is 44. n Football player Antonio Freeman is 40. n Football player Danny Wuerffel is 38. 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. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 8-23-25-26 15 Friday: 5-8-11-16-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 7-0-6 Evening: N/ASaturday: Afternoon: 5-6-8-3 Evening: N/A Saturday: N/A Wildfire blows heavy smoke near Disney World Gump actor to raise money for vet Saturday: xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson .... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com) NEWS Editor Robert Bridges .... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityr e porter.com) A DV ERT I S ING ........ 752-1293 (ads@lakecityr e porter.com) C L ASS IFI E D To place a classified ad, call 755-5440 B US IN ESS Controller Sue Brannon ... 754-0419 (sbrannon@lakecityreporter.com) C I RCU L AT I O N Home delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. Circulation .............. 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com) 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 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 NIV 2A RICHMOND, Va. Actor Gary Sinise is keeping a promise to help raise money for a southwest Virginia Marine who lost his limbs in Afghanistan. The star who played disabled Vietnam War veteran Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump is set to perform with his band named after the fic tional character in Martinsville on Thursday. He canceled the fundrais er in March after suffering injuries in a car accident. Sinises foundation is helping build a specially equipped home for 22year-old Patrick County Marine Cpl. J.B. Kerns. Kerns lost his right arm below the elbow and both his legs below the knees in an explosion in Afghanistan. The 57-year-old actor says hes been involved in supporting the military for years but became more active after 9/11. Bogarts son to help farm where parents wed LUCAS, Ohio The oldest child of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is helping to raise money to renovate part of the Ohio farm where the pair married in 1945. The News Journal in Mansfield reports Stephen Bogart will make his first visit to nearby Malabar Farm from June 1-3. The meet-and-greets and special meals are part of a fund raising campaign to help renovate the mansion on the property. Malabar Farm administrative director Sybil Burksey says water and flooring problems have left the home in desperate need of repairs. The farm founded by celebrity author Louis Bromfield in 1939 is now part of a state park. Bogart says his mother, who turns 88 this year, is happy hes making the trip to see where his parents marriage began. Countrys George Jones released from hospital NASHVILLE, Tenn. Country music star George Jones has been released from the hospital. In a news release from Jones publicist on Saturday, Jones says he is improving, and I look forward to seeing everyone soon. Jones, regarded as the greatest voice in country music history, was hospitalized for the second time this year on Monday in Nashville, Tenn., with an upper respiratory infection. The 80-year-old spent a week in the hospital in March as well. The White Lightning singer has canceled his live performances through the month of June and will reschedule shows where possible. Jones says in the news release hes got a new team of doctors treat ing him, and it seems to be work ing. NC musician Doc Watson still in critical condition WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Grammy-winning folk musician Doc Watson remains in critical condition at a North Carolina hospital after undergoing colon surgery this week. A spokeswoman at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem says Watson remained in critical condition Saturday. The 89-year-old Watsons daugh ter, Nancy, says the musician fell Monday. The blind singer and guitarist has won several Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He also received the National Medal of the Arts. Watson is known as a master of the flatpicking style of guitar play ing. He also started Merlefest, an annual gathering of musicians in Wilkesboro named after his son, who died in a tractor accident in 1985. Court orders woman to stay away from Goldblum LOS ANGELES A judge on Friday granted Jeff Goldblum a temporary restraining order against a woman who has been repeatedly ordered to stay away from the actor in recent years. Goldblums attorneys obtained the order against Linda Ransom, 49, after she repeatedly went to the actors home three times this month. A previous stay-away order against Ransom from 2007 has expired and police claim she has told them that she will not stop trying to meet Goldblum unless a restraining order is in place. The filings state Ransom has been arrested three times for vio lating previous restraining orders. Goldblum first alerted authorities to her in 2001 after she attended one of his acting classes and then started waiting outside his home. Over the past decade, I have experienced substantial emotional distress due to Ms. Ransoms contin uous stalking, harassing, and threat ening behavior, Goldblum wrote in a sworn court declaration. Ransom did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. A judge will consider whether to grant Goldblum, who has starred in films as The Fly, Jurassic Park and Independence Day, a threeyear restraining order during a hear ing on June 12. Britney Spears debuts on X Factor show AUSTIN, Texas Britney Spears has been on the job just two days and shes already proving to be a popular judge on The X Factor. The pop queen is also growing into her role as critic on the Fox singing contest show. The X Factor staged its first auditions for the upcoming season Thursday and Friday in Austin, Texas, and judging by the boisterous cheers and the I love you Britney! calls from the crowd, the Grammywinning singer is already a hit in her new role. Shes also showing shes not afraid to vote against contestants or dis agree occasionally with show creator Simon Cowell and fellow judges Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid. ORLANDO A wildfire that is burn ing in Orlando blew heavy smoke near the busy hotel and attractions district of Walt Disney world at the start of the busy Memorial Day weekend. The smoke also closed a section of Orlandos main highway in the citys tour ist district for a couple hours Friday. A section of Interstate 4 was closed in both directions because the billowing smoke cut down visibility. No injuries or damage to buildings were reported. By nightfall, the smoke had died down but the fire is still burn ing. Fla. woman charged with using stun gun on couple MARGATE A 34-year-old South Florida woman has been charged with battery after police say she repeatedly shocked the father of her child and his lover after catching the two in bed togeth er. Eva Hartman went to Alvin Hennis house Wednesday and found him in bed with another woman. She allegedly shocked Hennis on the arm with a stun gun from her key chain. The other woman fled the house through a window, but according to a Margate Police report, Hartman chased the woman and stunned her on the neck and arm. The Sun Sentinel reports Hennis told a judge the incident was his fault and praised Hartman as a good mother and hard worker. The couple has a 3-year-old daughter. Hartman was released from jail Thursday. A telephone listing could not be found. High school football coach killed in crash ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) An Alabama high school football coach and his 10year-old son were killed in a central Florida crash Thursday morning, police said. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old Stacy Watters pulled out in front of a box truck and the truck crashed into his car. Watters and his son Quentin died at the scene and his 9-year-old son Jai suffered critical injuries in the collision. He was taken to an Orlando hospital, followed by family members that had been riding in another vehicle. The family had just returned from a cruise. The trucks driver wasnt injured. Watters coached at Carroll High School in Ozark, Ala., where he was hired as a physical education teacher last spring. At the school, Watters players remem bered him as an inspiration and planned to wear their jerseys under their gradua tion gowns Thursday night. He pushed for me to be on scholarship now at Grambling. He said never back down and never finish second, defen sive tackle CJ Stapleton told the Dothan Eagle. Facility workers fired over pregnant patient TALLAHASSEE Officials say two people have been fired and a third per son has resigned after a patient at a Panhandle mental-health facility gave birth to a baby that is now on life support. David Wilkins, secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, said Thursday that the woman was admit ted to Florida State Hospital in October and soon began expressing concerns about her pregnancy. She repeated the concerns in December, when she was taken to a Tallahassee hospital, where she gave birth to a boy. A multi-agency investigation found that the mothers care did not meet DCFs standards. Wilkins wouldnt say whether the babys condition was directly caused by the actions of the employees. Environmentalists serve notice on paper mill TALLAHASSEE Two environmental groups and a pair of citizens want Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to block a Palatka paper mills plan for a pipeline to discharge wastewater into the St. Johns River. They said they served notice Wednesday on the officials, who serve as trustees for state lands and waters. Theyll ask the Florida Supreme Court to step in if the matter cant resolved within 15 days. The Florida Clean Water Network, Environmental Youth Council of St. Augustine and two individuals from Duval and Putnam counties want the justices to order the trustees to review the project and require equitable compensation from the Georgia mill if it is allowed to go forward. Scott chairs the trustees. His office had no immediate comment Thursday. Golf charity The Foundation for Florida Gateway College, including its Take Stock and Children program, and Catholic Charities Lake City Regional Office each received $32,063.48 in proceeds from the S&S Food Stores 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Checks were presented to the two organizations on Friday. Pictured are Mike Lee (from left), the Foundation for Florida Gateway College executive director; Anne and Lester Scaff, S&S Food Stores owners; Keith Brown, S&S Food Stores vice president of marketing; Suzanne Edwards, Catholic Charities chief operating officer; and Harold Mann S&S Food Stores chief operating office. The Lester and Anne Scaff Foundation has raised more than $667,000 for various charities in the com munities over the 12 years with the golf tournament. COURTESY


From staff reports A Lake City woman was arrested Friday for driv ing under the influence of drugs after she nearly struck several children and teachers at Eastside Elementary School, accord ing to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Phyllis W. James, 47, of Lake City, was arrested and charged with two counts of careless driving and two counts of DUI. The incident occurred 2:20 p.m. Friday at Eastside Elementary School at the intersection of Llewellyn and Baya Avenue. Reports said James, driv ing a 1995 Toyota 4-door with 10-year-old Makayla James as her passen ger, turned into Eastside Elementary School around 2:20 p.m. and struck the front gate as she was pull ing into the student pickup area where children were present during the dismiss al of school. James then traveled up the curb of the sidewalk with the right side tires, very close to where stu dents and faculty were standing, according to FHP. James left school grounds and drove south on Southeast Llewellyn Avenue where several vehicles were stopped at the intersection of SE Baya Avenue. James failed to stop, striking a 1993 Ford pickup truck driven by John C. Puttere, 38, of Lake City, who was traveling with Kaitlynn and Dylan Puttere as his passengers, said FHP. James vehicle struck the pickups rear bumper. FHP troopers Shelia Walker and Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace responded to the investigate both crashes. It was determined that James was under the influence of drugs at the time and she was arrested, according to FHP. No one was injured in either crash, reports said. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 3A By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. A cluster of thunderstorms that stalled off the southeast ern U.S. coast on Saturday is expected to make for a sloppy, rainy Memorial Day on beaches and in tourist towns from Florida to South Carolina. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for the entire Georgia coastline, as well as parts of Florida and South Carolina. Locally, the forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday night and Monday, and a 70 percent chance Monday night. Beryl was technically still considered a subtropical storm, but the system is expected to bring winds and rain to the area regardless of its official classification. Tropical storm condi tions meaning maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph) could reach the coast as early as Saturday night. Some coastal flooding is forecast, as the rain could cause high tides. Late Saturday afternoon, Beryl was centered about 220 miles (354 kilometers) east-southeast of Charleston, S.C. It was moving south west at 6 mph. The southeastern coast is popular with tourists who visit the beaches and wilder ness areas. A three-day thunder storm is what its prob ably going to be, said Jay Wiggins, emergency man agement director for Glynn County, which is about 60 miles south of Savannah and includes Brunswick and St. Simons Island. Unfortunately, its going to ruin a lot of Memorial Day plans. Wiggins said he expects some flooded roadways and scattered power outages, perhaps some minor flood ing in waterfront homes, but otherwise little damage. However, he urged beachgo ers to beware of dangerous rip currents. On Tybee Island, home to Georgias largest public beach east of Savannah, employees at Amy Gasters home and condo rental business were making sure arriving guests were aware of the approaching storm. Gaster said her 180 rentals were sold out and nobody was canceling plans or ask ing to check out early. Mostly I think people are just curious, said Gaster, adding that guests were being urged to bring in patio furniture if the winds kick up and prepare to hunker down for movies and home cooking Monday. Were just saying. Take advantage of today as your beach day and get it while you can. On Cumberland Island, a federally protected wilder ness area beloved by hikers and campers, superinten dent Fred Boyles said he planned to wait until Sunday to decide if campers need to evacuate before the storm arrives. Boyles said he had about 100 campers planning to stay overnight Sunday, and the only way to leave Cumberland Island is by ferry. While Georgia hasnt taken a direct hit from a major hurricane in 114 years, the last time a tropical storm made landfall here was in August 1988. Tropical Storm Chris hit near Savannah but did little damage as it pushed northward into South Carolina. In South Carolina, Beaufort County Emergency Management deputy direc tor David Zeoli (zee-oli) said that at midday Saturday word went out to firstresponders along the coast near the Georgia line to pay attention to the storms progress. Officials havent been ordered to work on an otherwise lovely day for the beach, but have been told to stay near a phone, Zeoli said. Rainy Memorial Day for Lake City Lake City woman arrested after near miss at Eastside Tuesdays paper may be delayed By TONY BRITT tbritt@lakecityreporter.com WHITE SPRINGS The uniqueness of the Sunshine State was the scheduled attraction at this years Florida Folk Festival. But the heat and humidity might have stolen the show. Thousands endured the high temps -and a heat index of 106 -to take in the smells of carnival food, the sounds of folk music, and the colorful sights of people making their own art at this years festival, the 60th annual event held at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. We promoting the folklife of Florida and all the different cultures and heritage that makes Florida such a wonderful state, said Andrea Thomas, park services specialist and media specialist at the park. Theyre all coming together here and with those cultures were spotlighting the inland coun ties of the western panhandle. Weve got every thing from square dancing to whip making and shoe shining. Todays Florida Folk Festival will start around 8 a.m. when the gates open. Activities are slated to begin around 10 a.m. I think the 60th Annual Florida Folk Festival is going to be remembered for not only bring ing Arlo Guthrie back to perform as well as all of our other Florida favorites back, Thomas said. Because it is the 60th Anniversary, we are spotlighting the fact that weve been around for 60 years and were just gearing up for another 60 years. Lucinda Maynard, of White Springs, was prepar ing to perform with the Makley Family, which is composed of members of her immediate family. The group yodels, sometimes in five-part harmony. Maynards family members came from different parts of the state to take part in the performance and two members of the group even traveled from New Jersey to sing with the group for the first time in five years. Some of us have been performing here for 40 years, she said. Its awesome to perform at the 60th Annual Florida Folk Festival. We wouldnt have missed it, Maynard said. Folk Festival heats up for thousands TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Keith Hope and the Charlie Creek Band perform on the Under the Oaks stage Saturday during the 60th Annual Florida Folk Festival. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Michael Croft and Trish Peterson listen to Randy Thorpe as he gives instructions on how to perform an English Country Dance during a dance workshop at the Florida Folk Festival Saturday. From staff reports The Tuesday edition of the Lake City Reporter may be delivered early, at its regular time or late, depending on the track and local impact of sub-tropical storm Beryl. For more information about the delivery schedule for Tuesdays newspaper please check www.lakecityreporter. com on Monday. 3A SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. 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P resident Obama claims federal bud-get deficits have not soared out of control during his administration. He has offi-cially jumped the shark. On Wednesday at a Denver fundraiser, Mr. Obama said he was “running to pay down our debt in a way that’s balanced and responsible.” He claimed that “after inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law” and that since he has been president, “federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years. Think about that.” It doesn’t take much thought to see that this is the most absurd claim in political memory. Mr. Obama is basing his boast on an already discredited study by journalist Rex Nutting that purported to show that “Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we’ve had in 60 years.” Among other fatal problems with the study is that it omits all spend-ing that took place during the first nine months of the Obama administration, which were the last nine months of fiscal 2009. Thus, all of the initial spend-ing programs to which the White House points with pride particularly the failed nearly trillion-dollar economic stimu-lus program are George W. Bush’s responsibility so far as Mr. Nutting is concerned. The “savings” Mr. Obama signed into law were all based on rosy economic projec-tions, none of which has come true. The fiscal 2010 budget, fancifully titled “A New Era of Responsibility,” projected a $1.2 trillion cut in the deficit to $533 billion by 2013. The fiscal 2012 budget, which had no hopeful title, raised this number to $768 billion. Mr. Obama’s September 2011 deficit-reduction proposal further raised the projected 2013 deficit to $912 billion. The fiscal 2010 budget also hopefully projected 6.26 percent economic growth for 2012 rather than the anemic 1 percent to 2 percent growth the country is suffering. Naturally, Mr. Obama would much rather make reference to the imagined future his econo-mists projected than to the grim reality he actually created. Other simple metrics show the disastrous impact of Mr. Obama on the deficit. The 2009 budget deficit was three times that of 2008. The deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product went from 3.1 percent in 2008 to 9.9 percent in 2009. The deficit for the first month of fiscal 2010 was $176 billion, which was greater than the $161 billion deficit for all of 2007. In his first 986 days in office, up to Oct. 3, 2011, Mr. Obama oversaw a $4.2 trillion increase in the national debt, which was more than the debt accrued by all presidents from George Washington to George H.W. Bush combined. The federal budget deficit is the second-most-important issue in the election after jobs, on which Mr. Obama’s record is equally dismal. The White House has never submitted a proposal that has come close to balancing the federal bud-get, even with 10-year projec-tions to work with. The flawed economic assumptions used to sell Mr. Obama’s programs were a bait-and-switch that left America mired in unsustain-able levels of debt. It’s incred-ible that Mr. Obama believes he can get away with such a big lie. He seems simply to have lost his grip on reality. OUR OPINION HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY Today is Sunday, May 27, the 148th day of 2012. There are 218 days left in the year. On this date:In 1861, Chief Justice Roger Taney, sitting as a federal cir-cuit court judge in Baltimore, ruled that President Abraham Lincoln lacked the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. (Lincoln disregarded the ruling.) In 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. married Anne Morrow in Englewood, N.J. In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connect-ing San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrian traffic (vehicular traffic began crossing the bridge the next day). I was doing some work on my sailboat earlier this week when a guy who was doing some fiberglass work pointed toward the Amelia River and said, “Hey, check out the barquentine.” I looked up just in time to catch a glimpse of a magnificent tall ship drifting by, and then it was hidden from view. I hopped in my car and caught up with her as she was nearing her port of call at Fernandina Harbor Marina. The sailor in my blood didn’t want to miss a moment of her arrival. I ventured down on the pier and got as close as I dared without getting in the way while docking preparations were made. Soon, deck hands aboard the tall ship were tossing lines to crew on the dock and within a few efficient minutes, she was made fast. There are sailboats and there are sailboats and then there’s Peacemaker, a stately, three-masted tall ship out of Georgia. There are other large, impres-sive sailboats and motor yachts at the marina but Peacemaker dwarfs them all, towering a hundred feet over the harbor and making the other vessels around her look like humble servants of the king. Azurah Clinton, the wife of Peacemaker’s captain, was also at dockside awaiting the ship’s arrival and I struck up a conversation with her, quickly learning that as soon as the Coast Guard did its inspection and everything was in official order, Peacemaker would be open for free tours to the pub-lic. If she had told me they’d be giving away hundred dollar bills, I wouldn’t have been more excited. Azurah told me the tours would begin Tuesday. I had some business to attend in Jacksonville on Tuesday and all I could think about was getting home and getting a tour of that ship. I found Azurah reading and drinking a glass of water in the main salon when I arrived. We chatted for a few minutes and she filled me in with a bit of his-tory. Peacemaker was built on a riverbank in Brazil by an Italian family of boat builders using traditional methods and iron-wood. The owner is said to have purchased a forest of ironwood trees so he could hand select those he wanted, in some cases, using only one side of the tree for the wood’s density. The keel was laid down in 1986 and, in 1989, Frank Walker, the boat’s designer and owner christened her Avany in honor of his wife, launched it and motored the brand new ship to Savannah, Georgia, where he intended to rig her as a three-masted stay sail Marconi rigged schooner. The long range plan was to use her for charters. But for some reason, the work never got done and there this grand dame sat until she was bought by the faith com-munity known as The Twelve Tribes of Israel. The Twelve Tribes cleaned her up and out-fitted her as the barquentine Peacemaker she is today. The religious group, which grew out of the Jesus movement in the early 1970s, uses the vessel as an apprenticeship program for its youth in seamanship, naviga-tion, sailing and boat mainte-nance. Peacemaker also has a Coast Guard attraction vessel permit and is available for festivals and dockside events. She makes regular along the eastern seaboard and into the Gulf of Mexico. Peacemaker is 150 feet long and displaces 400 tons. She’s 33-feet abeam and has a draft of 14 feet. Carrying 10,000 feet of sail, her hull speed is 14 knots. Crewmembers tell me they once had her up to 11 knots in a twenty to twenty five knot wind. The interior of the vessel is appointed from stem to stern in rich mahogany. The Captain, Larry Clinton, who goes by the biblical name, Anak, told me that coming through the Gulf of Mexico on a trip, they ran into a microburst storm. Although the ship wasn’t completely “knocked down,” as sailors say, she took a fifty degree list to port and had seawater sloshing the rails. Needless to say, the crew must be pretty impervious to seasickness. Like his wife, Anak is a merry character and happily gave me a blue plate special tour of the ship. Our tour ended back in the salon, where Azura bought me a freshly made cup of iced herbal tea. I bought a ship’s mug for my wife. Peacemaker will be here until Tuesday and is open for tours from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. I’ll be taking another tour. Down to sea in tall ships 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 writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: news@lakecityreporter.com Q Joe Palmer is a columnist living in Fernandina Beach. I t won’t take a minute this Memorial Day to pay your respects to the men and women who gave their lives so that we might enjoy the simple pleasures of a three-day weekend, among the other joys, great and small, of living in the nation most blessed with freedom among them all. The moment you’re looking for comes at 3 p.m. local time. It’s called the National Moment of Remembrance, and all you need do is pause briefly to reflect on their sacrifice, and observe, in the words of a December 2000 congressio-nal resolution, “a moment of remembrance and respect.” This observance is not meant to take the place of traditional Memorial Day services, but rather to give those working that day, or otherwise unable to pay their formal respects, the chance to offer a heartfelt thanks. It’s the least – the very least – we can do. Onemoment,please Q Associated Press Q The Washington Times OPINION Sunday, May 27, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A ANOTHER VIEW Obama is not ‘fiscallymoderate’ Joe Palmertreysurf@comcast.net CUP OF JOE I ’d like to say we can guar-antee 100 percent security and 100 percent customer satisfaction and it’s just not realistic,” John Pistole told The Wall Street Journal. Pistole is the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, and the custom-er satisfaction with his agency, according to a recent poll, is 38 percent, although some airline travelers may think that is on the high side. The negative perception is 43 percent with respondents, according to The Wall Street Journal, mentioning a percep-tion of “TSA incompetence and overstepping its authority.” Anybody who flies regularly has seen both. When challenged, the screeners fall back on the repetitive invocation of “rules and pro-cedures,” as if that excuses or explains anything. After 10 years of this, the TSA should be build-ing up a level of professionalism that gives screeners and their supervisors some discretion. The TSA is going to streamline screening for people over 75 and children under 12. While this is overdue, it may also be too late. The newest entrant in the terrorist field, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, is determined to bring down a U.S.-flagged aircraft. It has tried twice, through underwear and printer cartridges packed with explosives. Unfortunately for the TSA, AQAP would have no scruples about using elderly women or young children to bring down an aircraft. The TSA faces that conundrum of terrorism: The screeners have to succeed every time, the terrorists only once. Pistole should also stress friendliness and good humor. It doesn’t always seem like it, but we are on the same side in this fight. After 9/11, there was a faint sense that all this might be only temporary, but now we know this security is never going to go away. We can only hope it gets better. And, TSA people, it wouldn’t kill you to smile once in a while.A kinder, gentler, more efficient TSA Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com


LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 5A May 28 Aglow Lighthouse meets The Lake City Aglow Lighthouse will meet May 28 at 7 p.m. with infor mation on modern day slavery. Human trafficking now has become the most profitable illegal industry in the world. Ryan Brackett, representing the Florida Abolitionist Organization in Orlando, will inform this community of this evil cur rently present in our beau tiful state and learn what we can do to fight this hor rible tragedy in our own backyard. The meeting will be held at the Christ Community Church, 159 SW Spencer Court in Lake City. For more information call 386-935-4018. May 31 Education seminar Learn how to apply, recertfy and make changes to your Food Assistance, Medicaid and Cash Assistance using your My ACCESS account during the ACCESS Education Seminar Thursday 11 a.m. May 31 at the DCF Lake City Service Center, 1389 West US Highway 90. June 1 Blueberry 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 2 Leadership class Free 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 tournament North 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 further information. Proceeds will be utilized for the 2012 AAU National Championship Baseball Tournament. Baseball team raffle The North Florida Blaze 11U Youth Baseball Team is raffling a Youth Model 20 Gauge Mossberg Shotgun (pump action) valued at $260. Tickets $10 each. Also available is a $100 Fuel Card donated by Busy Bee, tickets $5 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Quail Heights. You do not have to be present to win. Tick ets are available by calling 234-0423. Proceeds will be utilized for the 2012 AAU National Championship Baseball Tournament. Early Alzheimers class The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be pre senting a workshop June 2 from 9 a.m. to noon entitled Living with Alzheimers for Caregivers at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center in Lake City. This program is designed for caregivers of persons with early stage Alzheimers disease or some other memory disorder. Anyone who wishes to learn more about Alzheimers dis ease and caregiving strate gies is welcome. Topics cov ered will include: the nature of dementia, coping strate gies, community resources, financial/legal planning, and safety issues. To register for this workshop or for more information, please contact the Alzheimers Association at (800) 272-3900. Book and bake The Wellborn communi ty library is having a huge book and bake sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at the Wellborn United Methodist Church, 12005 CR 137. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival, located just down the road from the church. There will be thousands of books available for sale by donation during the sale. At the same time as the book sale, there will be a bake sale with all kinds of good ies available at low prices. Coffee will also be available for browsers. Both hard cover and softcover books will be available, mostly all gently used and ready for new homes! And since all books are available by donation, you set the price! Books have been collected for months in preparation for this popular sale, which is held twice a year in the spring and fall. Its still not too late to donate books for the sale. For pickup, contact Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 386-754-8524. Proceeds from the book and bake sale will benefit the library and the Wellborn United Methodist Church and its outreach programs. Come visit the book sale and then the blueberry festival. Breakfast with the chief Join Chief Argatha Gilmore for a complimen tary breakfast, informative discussion and community fourn on neighborhood issues Saturday, June 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Challenge Learning Center, 1301 NW Labonte Lane. For more informa tion call 719-5742. Jags Cheerleaders The Jacksonville Jaguars, the Roar Cheerleaders will be making an appearance at the Lake City Mall June 2 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. in support of our local Pop Warner Youth Cheerleader and Football program. The Roar will be available for autographs and pictures. During the appearance there will be a DJ, free Mini Zumba class, sign-ups for Pop Warner Cheerleader & Football programs and sign-ups for the Richardson Recreation Dept. Summer Camp program. June 3 Author program June Weltman, author of Mystery of the Missing Candlestick, presents Take a Tour: International Crime Novels on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. June Weltman began her writing career as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. She is currently teaching a community education course on international mysteries at the University of North Floridas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This free program is spon sored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. June 4 Beekeeping Workshop Interested in beekeep ing as a hobby? The UF/ IFAS Columbia County Extension is offering a beekeeping workshop as the next in the Living on a Few Acres Workshops on Monday, June 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Local beekeep ers will instruct on hon eybee biology, hive equip ment and colony manage ment. Registration fee is $5 and includes materials and honey. Deadline to register is June 1. To register or for more information please contact Derek Barber at the Extension Office at (386)752-5384. June 5Artists wanted for show Applications for area art ists to participate in the Seventh Annual Juried Art Show are now available at the Columbia County Public Library Branches, the Fabric Art Shop, The Frame Shop and Gallery in Live Oak, Florida Gateway College, and Chamber Of Commerce. Artists are invited to compete for $1000 in cash awards. The appli cation will contain the rules and details of applying for the competition. Two and Three dimension artwork is eligible for the show. All art mediums are eligible for the show. Art is due to be turned in at the West Branch of the Columbia County Library on Saturday June 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Art Show will be held at the West Branch of the Columbia County Public Library June 5 through August 3. It is sponsored by The Friends of The Library and the Art League Of North Florida. The judges for the event will be community leaders. The reception will be on Tuesday June 5 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. June 6 Wire craft class Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host a beginning wire craft class presented by demonstrator Sue Rowand on Wednesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basic techniques of crafting a bangle bracelet using pre cious metal wire. Included in the workshop are: the instructions, use of all tools required to complete the project and all materials needed. The cost will be $30. For more informa tion on the workshop or to register, please call the park Gift Shop at (386) 3971920. Builders meeting Columbia County Builders Association is looking forward to their June 6 lunch at Guang Dong when Allison Megrath, Real Estate Manager for Florida of Plum Creek will speak. Arrive about 11:30 a. m. Enjoy the buffet and meet ing, which starts at noon. CCBA members $12 and non-CCBA members$15. To RSVP call 867-1998. Friendship luncheon The June Friendship Luncheon of the Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be at Texas Roadhouse, 3039 Hwy 90, Wednesday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. All members, guests and friends are welcome. For more information call 755-2175. June 7 Diabetes detection class Do you know the signs and effects of Diabetes? The UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension is offer ing a Diabetes Detection class Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. The class is $2 per person and limited to 20 people. Registration dead line is May 30. Class will be held at the Columbia County Extension Office, SW Mary Ethel Lane at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. To register or for more information please contact Jenny Jump at the Extension Office at (386)752-5384. Education seminar Learn how to apply, recertfy and make changes to your Food Assistance, Medicaid and Cash Assistance using your My ACCESS account during the ACCESS Education Seminar Thursday 3 p.m. June 7 at the DCF Lake City Service Center, 1389 West US Highway 90. June 9 Filipino dinner and dance The Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake City will have a Filipino Independence Day Dinner and Dance Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church social hall in Lake City. All FACS members and guests please plan to attend this special night of fellowship, entertainment, music, dancing and cultural food. Please bring a covered dish. Free to members. Cover charge is $10 for nonmembers. For informa tion call 386-965-5905. Flower arranging class Bruce Cavey of The Gardeners Emporium will present a hands-on, instruc tional program on flower arranging June 9 at 1 p.m. at the Fort White Branch Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. Middle Alzheimers class The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be presenting a workshop June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon entitled Living with Alzheimers for Caregivers at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center in Lake City. This program is designed for caregivers of persons with middle stage Alzheimers disease or some other memory disorder. Anyone who wishes to learn more about Alzheimers disease and caregiving strategies is welcome. Topics covered will include: changing rela tionships, safety, respite care, personal care issues, and dealing with challeng ing behaviors. To register for this workshop or for more information, please contact the Alzheimers Association at (800) 2723900. June 12 Medicare seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center of Lake City is spon soring a free Medicare educational seminar on Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C and Associates. The seminar will cover what you need to know about Medicare such as when to enroll and whats covered. This is edu cational, not a sales semi nar. Please RSVP 755-3476. June 13 Newcomers meeting The regular meeting of the Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Eastside Village Clubhouse. Our Program is our annual picnic and bingo. Come Join the fun. Lunch is $11.00. 5A D E SOTO HOMECARE DESOTO HOMECARE 311 North Marion Avenue Lake City, Florida 32055 Locally Owned & Operated (386) 752-1699 FREE At Home Installation Outlander Exterior Lift Hit the Road Lifts & Ramps WILSONS O UTFITTERS (386) 755-7060 WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Water Bottles NEW New Arrivals Guy Harvey Shirts Robert (Robbie) Mershon March 14 1982 May 25, 2011 Its been a year and we still miss you very much. Some day well all be together again, in a better place. Love you. FATHER BROTHER SON FRIEND HATE YOUR WEIGHT? J.T.Cooper, M.D. Can get you ready with safe, supervised Weight Loss Dr. Cooper is in his Lake Park, GA office May 30 31 & June 1 4 Wed., Thur., Fri. & Sun. 8-1 1:30 & 1-6 Sat. 8-1 8-1 1:30 & 1-4 1 229-559-2011 COMMUNITY CALENDAR Submit Community Calendar announcements by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or e-mail lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com. Big donation Daniel Pubill, 17, a junior at Lake Citys Covenant Community School donated more than one thousand needed items to the Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Veterans Domiciliary Home of Florida as part of a community service project for a class. Pubill spent time with the residents at the domiciliary and gathered a list of items residents needed. He then spent several weeks in front of stores with a display featuring residents and their stories to collect donations from the community. Churches and fellow students also donated to his drive. Pictured at the domiciliary are Ed DaSilva, (left to right) counselor; Pubill; Lilliam Pubill, Daniels mother; Diana Braden, activities direc tor; Amelia Tompkins, administrator; and Virgil Pubill, Daniels father who is currently serving in the United States Air Force. COURTESY PHOTO


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 6A 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. To Candidates for Floridas Columbia County School Superintendent : Men: 35 days, 0 public answers. Am I correct when I proclaim to you that Columbia High School students are created in the image of God and that did not evolve from a hominid? The three possible answers are YES or NO or PCSR ( P olitically C orrect S idestep R esponse) Cite Refrences. Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, kbmerriken@hotmail.com (Compare Holy Bible versus Florida Biology 1 End-if-Course Assessment Test Items Specications, page 32 SC.7.L.15.1; page 52 SC.91.L.15.10 http://fcat.doe.org/eoc/pdf/BiologyFL11Sp.pdf) Paid for by Kenny Merriken May 20, 2012. Florida Vote ID #113877356 Ephesians 6:12, I John 4:1 but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. US 90 West (across from Publix) Lake City 386-752-9303 spoke about the sacrifices made by servicemen and women. Im here every year. I think its great, said Wilbur Corbitt, a Korean War vet eran, after the event. Corbitt said he was 15 years old when he left school to join the Florida National Guard in Lake City and later the Army during the Korean War. Functions like this are great to show public support, said Corbitt, a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 772 of Lake City. It has a special meaning to the veterans and active duty military. Officer Charles Abrecht, of the Department of Veterans Affairs Police, participated in the laying of the wreath ceremony and the presentation of colors. Fridays ceremony was the first event for Lake Citys newly formed VA honor guard, he said. There is also a four-man team in Gainesville at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. Abrecht, a Gulf War vet eran, said he enjoyed the ceremony. A lot of places dont do stuff for veterans like they used to, he said. Im glad to be part of it. to take pictures while the job of a soldier is to be a soldier, in this case to fly the helicopter. Serious men landing to do battle in a hostile landing zone do not care to have one of the pilots of their aircraft turn from his job and attempt to photograph the unpleasant situa tion. The pictures presented here are mixed in the minds eye with countless missed photo opportuni ties of action, turmoil and beauty. In March 2011, Judy Glenn said she was contacted by represen tatives from 3Net, the 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, who wanted to know whether she had 3-D pictures from Vietnam. They found us through the National Stereoscopic Association, she said. We had published a book in 1985 with stereo pictures from Vietnam in black and white. Company representatives found the book and contacted Glenn to see whether she still had the pic tures and it just went from there, she said. I think it is just unbeliev able they are doing a documentary on this. When the Vietnam veter ans returned they did not get wel comed home. They were demon ized. I really feel like this is kind of a welcome home for him. I hope that other veterans will see this and in a sense live with it, because its being shown on Memorial Day. Judy Glenn said she saw the entire documentary Thursday night during a 2-D viewing. I thought it was absolutely mar velous, she said. The documentary has slides that chronicles Joel Glenn going to Vietnam. Between the two tours, while in Germany, Joel Glenn learned he had cancer. They thought it was cured and once he passed his flight physical, he returned to Vietnam for his second tour. After completing his second tour, Joel Glenn returned stateside and remained in the Army for close to a decade, before retiring in 1976. He returned to the family farm in Southern Columbia County. Judy Glenn and her son Tom also allowed the use of many of the voice letters exchanged during the familys time apart to be used in the documentary. Seen and heard for the first time, the immersive 3-D photographs and voice recordings, along with modern day interviews with the Glenn family and Joel Glenns fellow soldiers in combat offer a deeply personal, first-hand perspective of one of the most enig matic times in American history. They came here in July and turned my whole house, practically, into a sound stage, taking pictures and doing interviews, Judy Glenn said. It was quite exciting. Judy Glenn said he had never heard of the show before its repre sentatives contacted her. I think it is unbelievable to see Joels work on the big screen, she said. He was concerned what would happen to his pictures when he was gone and I told him they would never be thrown away. I told him they would be archived and we would do something with them and this just happened. So, I think its great. Judy Glenn said she feels its a tribute to veterans to have the documentary debut on Memorial Day. I think its just fantastic because it is on Memorial Day, she said. We just feel like its something the veterans deserve. Weve gotten feedback from a couple of veterans that have seen the clip and they are very thrilled its being shown on Memorial Day. CEREMONY: At VA Continued From Page 1A 3D: Photos from Vietnam Continued From Page 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Glenn holds up a lenticular photograph of her husband and a family dog taken out on the family farm in 1977. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Using the light from a chandelier, Judy takes a look at a few slides that her husband took. By TONY BRITT tbritt@lakecityreporter.com FORT WHITE Thousands flocked to Ichetucknee Springs State Park over the weekend as temperatures soared into the s. The north end of the park was closed to visitors around 10 a.m. after more than 750 people went to park to enjoy the cool water or float down the river for the first day of full-length Ichetucknee tubing. Nathan Sheets of Jacksonville was at the springs with family and friends. We come here and float down the river about twice a year, he said. We decided to come down this year on the Memorial Day holiday weekend because its fun. Its a chance to be with the family and to get out and get on the water and bring my buddy because its going to be a hot weekend. Sheets and his family stopped at the midpoint to have lunch and rest before heading back to the river and floating down. The family loves it, Sheets said. We started out up on the north entrance and they hung out at the Blue Hole and the kids swam in the swimming pool and we had a good time. Kayla Cole of Gainesville was tak ing her first trip floating down the Ichetucknee. It was really nice, she said. It was very enjoyable, very relaxing. With the high temperatures, people piled tubes into the backs of pickup trucks, car trunks and on car roofs as they headed to the Ichetucknee River and springs. Linda Lynch, an employee at Lowes Tubeland, which is owned by her father, said tube rentals on the Memorial Day weekend started slow, but rose steadily throughout the day Saturday. Rudy Heath, an employee at Lowes Tubeland for about 13 years, said it was one of the better Saturdays hes seen. The heat has a lot to do with it, he said. Its one of those things, plus the graduation at the schools and everything, Im surprised weve done this much busi ness. Heath said most years Sundays are busier than Saturdays during the Memorial Day Holiday period. However, he and Lynch said the Memorial Day weekend is not the busiest of the season for them. Our regular weekends are busier than the Memorial Day weekend, she said. The July 4 weekend just wipes it out. Our busiest month is July. Itchetucknee Springs: Perfect cure for heat, humidity TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Tyler Schweiker (from left) floats down the Ichetucknee River Saturday with Nathan Sheets.


Page Editor: Rick Burmham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 7A a perfect 4.0 grade point aver-age, with college entrance exam scores determining a three-way tie for valedicto-rian. Before giving his graduation speech, valedictorian Bryce McCarthy said he was a little anxious but proud. McCarthy was accepted in November at University of South Florida and plans to study chemical and biological engineering. He said he found out in January that he received close to a full-ride scholarship to the university. “That felt real-ly good,” he said. McCarthy said the soccer and robotics teams would be his best memories from high school. It was amazing how much the robotics team was able to accomplish in just two years, he said. “The past is not something we should dwell on for too long, but instead learn from,” he said in his speech. “We are here to celebrate the end of an era. The end of our childhood,” said valedic-torian Ashlin Thomas. In her speech, Thomas encouraged the senior class to have a moment of silence to savor the present. “I’ve had my eyes set on valedictorian” since middle school, Thomas said before the ceremony. Maintaining perfect grades and keeping up with leadership positions and extracurriculars was a challenge, she said, but “hard work and determination got me there.” Thomas was accepted into a seven-year honors medi-cal program at Florida State University. She plans to spe-cialize in cardiology. “We are really proud to represent our class up on stage,” she said. Valedictorian Jonathan Darby said the class has to focus on the creation of their future. “When greatness is your only goal, everything else becomes secondary,” he said during his speech. “Let no one tell you your dream is impossible.” Earning the seat at the top of the class has been a goal for some time, Darby said before graduation. “We’ve been in competition since middle school,” he said of classmates who earned perfect GPAs. The competition pushed Darby and his classmates to challenge themselves and work hard, he said. Darby was accepted at Emory University and plans to study law and business. He got his acceptance letter in November, so “battling senioritis has definitely been a struggle,” he said. Darby said Kay Dekle, assistant principal, told the seniors that their class had the highest average GPA ever. “We are really intelligent as a whole,” he said. Salutatorian Ryan Thomas said his goal wasn’t to be the top of the class, but “to be the best I can be to get into a good college.” Thomas was accepted at the University of Florida and plans to study microbiology and sports medicine. Thomas said his best memory of high school will be playing baseball with the same five friends since tee ball. “It’s been really cool to play with them and advance as far as we did,” he said. Thomas congratulated the valedictorians and said he was looking forward to being able to contribute to society. Seniors Heather Burns, Taylor Douglass, Chelsey Hendry and Pericia Lofton also earned 4.0 GPAs. “It’s been an honor to represent such a great group this year,” said Savannah Bowdoin, senior class presi-dent. Bowdoin was accepted at UF and plans to go to law school. She said she was a lit-tle bit nervous before gradua-tion and would probably cry after. Senior Mickala Emery said keeping up with dual enroll-ment classes and high school classes was a struggle this year. Next fall she will attend Florida Gateway College and apply to New York University for theater, she said. Senior Genaina Rossin said her best memory was the senior picnic because every-one was together having a good time without drama. Rossin said she plans to attend FGC for nursing and later Santa Fe College to be an ultrasound technician. Senior Lauren Ogburn said she leaves for Army basic training July 3. Staying out of trouble was one of her big-gest struggles in high school, she said. “We probably won’t have another group like this in a long time,” said Michael Reynolds, senior class spon-sor. They are a tremendous, united group that worked hard all year, he said. This class is “going out into the real world and they are really going to help our com-munity out,” he said. Reynolds said the class was easy going, especially when they had bus problems on two trips. “They smiled and said ‘Hey, we are together and we are going to enjoy this,’” he said. Having eight students with perfect GPAs, “that’s unheard of,” he said. Jessie R. Box contributed reporting to this story. state-designated plot of land, 500 acres in size, designed to bring industry to the area. The local Catalyst Site is one of four in the state. Industrial growth is facilitated at the site by offering increased opportu-nities for grant funding, expe-dited permitting and increased availability of state funds to local government. USFS has resisted the placement of the rail spur because the agancy felt it would “impede the day-to-day operations of the forest,” Megrath said. At issue, says USFS, is the presence of red-cockaded woodpeckers, an endangered species. Megrath said a team of biologists were sent out by Plum Creek to investigate the six-acre plot, working with USFS biologists. She said the survey helped Plum Creek understand the impact of using the pre-ferred location on the red-cock-aded woodpeckers. Megrath said the impacts on the species would be minor. USFS disagrees.“Any type of corridor through the national forest has impacts,” USFS public affairs officer Denise Rains said. “This is one of the best pieces that we have in Osceola National Forest.” A second route was investigated on the western edge of the forest as an alternate path for the rail line. The site is immediately adjacent to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office property. According to Megrath, however, positioning the rail line on the alternate site would cause a greater disadvantage to the surrounding environment than the preferred route. “If I shift the rail line off the forest and put it on the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department property, there are more environmental impacts that occur because we have to go through wetlands,” Megrath said. “The forest service puts their hands over their ears and says, ‘Don’t really care because you’re off the forest.’ So while they say they want to protect the envi-ronment, they only want to protect the environment as it relates to their lands.” State Rep. Elizabeth Porter of Lake City said the alternate route would add significant costs for the project. “Not only would it have more effect as far as environmental concerns go, if they took the other route she talked about, which is non-U.S Forest Service property, but it would also add a million dollars a mile to the cost of building that rail line and CSX is not going to volun-teer to spend an additional 3 to 4 million dollars building rail lines when this is still a proj-ect in its infancy and there is no guarantee of success, even though it’s very likely and it’s a state-endorsed Catalyst Site,” Porter said after Wednesday’s lincheon. Megrath said Plum Creek has been working to get a final meet-ing with USFS in Tallahassee, but haven’t yet been able to secure a date with them. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio agreed to take the fight to Washington if they continue to have difficul-ties in negotiating a deal for the preferred location, Megrath said. Gov. Rick Scott has also been involved in the fight for the land. Scott sent a letter to a regional U.S. forester in Atlanta on behalf of the project. “It fell on deaf ears, they chose to not respond to him at all,” Megrath said. Megrath said that Scott was less than pleased and has agreed to work for the project in Washington as well if need be. Porter said she was “extremely frustrated and very unhappy” about USFS’s refusal to allow the land to be used for the rail line. “The impact on the forest would be minimal,” Porter said. “All of the other stakeholders that are involved at the state level are on board, whether it’s DOT, DEP, Florida Forest Service, they are all ready to let this roll out, ready to make it go and the only entity that is stopping this project from mov-ing forward is the U.S. Forest Service.” Columbia County Commissioner Ron Williams said he was frustrated with the response of the forest service. “It’s one of the most frustrating things I have dealt with,” Williams said. “To me, it doesn’t make common sense.” Williams emphasized the importance of gaining access to the land to ensure the success of the site. “We need this spur to make the Catalyst Site to the most economic way of doing it,” Williams said. Once funding and approval are secured for the dredging of JAXPORT (see story, this page) it is hoped the area can function as an inland port. Rains said USFS is aware of the economic importance of the site to Columbia County. “The forest service is very cognizant of the economic con-cerns of Columbia County and we are really not trying to be the bad guys here,” she said. “It would irresponsible of us to not consider all aspects before we approve it.” Rains said USFS reviewed the application for the rail line project thoroughly. She said the first part of the screening process is for the USFS is to consider whether the activity can be accomplished on private lands. “We haven’t been convinced that the rail spur can’t be con-structed on private land,” Rains said. Porter said the USFS’s reluctance to allow Plum Creek to use the land has little to do with concern for the environment. A 2011 letter from Forest Supervisor Susan Jeheber-Matthews to Jim Poole, then-executive director of the former Columbia County Industrial Development Authority, said the project would conflict with the “administrative use by the Forest Service, other scheduled or authorized existing uses of the National Forest System, or use of adjacent non-National Forest System lands.” According to Porter, “They seem to have a proprietary view of the forest as if the forest belongs to them and not to the people of the state of Florida.” She called USFS an “entrenched governmental bureaucracy.” Rains said the job of USFS is to manage the forest. Megrath said it was a matter of common sense. “We’re just trying to do the right thing and have one more conversation at the local level, present the information that we have compiled and see if we can bring some common sense to the table,” Megrath said. CATALYST: No railroad spur Continued From Page 1A By HAL NEWSOMEThe Beaches LeaderJACKSONVILLE — The deepening of the St. Johns River naviga-tional channel between the Port of Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean remains at least four years in the future, provided an ongoing study of environmental impacts on the river and other factors allows it. A public hearing on the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Deepening Study was conducted Tuesday at the Jacksonville Port Authority Cruise Terminal. Organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, the meeting’s purpose was to discuss eco-logical and water quality models being developed for the study. The study is focused on increasing the depth of the harbor from the entrance channel at the Atlantic Ocean up to river mile 14. The plan studies deepening the river channel from its current depth of 40 feet to a maximum depth of 50 feet. The study models will be used to help assess potential effects that deep-ening the navigation channel may have on the St. Johns River ecosystem. The goal of the proposed deepening project is to allow the harbor to accommodate larger vessels while preserving the environment and cul-tural resources. Currently, the river channel that leads to the port is not deep enough to accommodate newer “super freighters” that require a channel with a 50 foot depth. The growing presence of these freighters led to the current widening of the Panama Canal. The St. Johns River channel also has a treacherous area known as Mile Point where the channel is shallow to 33 feet and only allows ocean-going ships to cross twice a day at high tide. Limestone formations in the river bed cause the situation. Project manager Jason Harrah of the COE explained that the focus of the current study is the first segment of the Jacksonville Harbor, which extends from the entrance channel to river mile 14. Harrah also said that the first 3.8 miles of the channel have already been dredged to 50 feet. The project goals, Harrah said, are to: • Provide transportation cost savings by allowing vessels to transit the harbor without waiting on tidal advan-tages or “light-loading”; • Develop a cost-effective means of disposing of dredged material (the amount of which will vary depending on the depth to which the channel is dredged); and • Accommodate larger ship traffic while minimizing environmental impact. Harrah said a public meeting on the ecological draft report is scheduled to be held in the fall. In 2014, a draft capability report is expected to be completed and available for review. In 2015, Harrah said, the final feasibility report/supplemental environmental impact statement will also be available for public review. Harrah also said that “if everything goes well,” an authorization bill would be received in the summer of 2016, and appropriations to advertise “and eventually construct the project.” The channel widening project in Jacksonville is of interest in Lake City and Columbia County because Plum Creek’s catalyst site is near the CSX railroad line that has a direct link to JAXPORT. The port is land-locked and off-site “inland ports” will be necessary to sort and process the additional freight containers that could arrive as the port becomes busier with larger ships and more freight, provided the deepening proj-ect becomes a reality. Anderson said the proposed channel deeping project would help “maxi-mize job creation,” saying that more cargo means “more work, more growth and, hopefully, a better qual-ity of life.” He also stressed the importance of protecting the natural environment. “We must leave this river healthy,” he said. Lake City Reporter staff contributed information for this story. Channel deepening won’t happen soon An aerial view of JAXPORT. COURTESY GRADUATION: 8 had 4.0 Continued From Page 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFamily members and friends shield themselves from the su n as they await the Columbia High School Class of 2012 to enter Columbia H igh Stadium Friday during the Commencement Ceremony.JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterColumbia County School Board member Charles Maxwell (right) places a medallion around the neck of Stephen Aguila Jr. as he walks acros s the stage to receive his diploma Friday.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 27, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) 754-0420bfinley@lakecityreporter.com Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comIt was a year of firsts for Columbia High baseball and Kellan Bailey is adding another first to the list this weekend with a trip to the 34th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association All Star Baseball Classic at Fireman’s Field in Sebring. The event annually collects the best of Florida’s baseball talent and this is the first time that a Columbia player has made the trip. “I’m definitely honored to get to be the first player to be from Columbia — with Michael Kirkman and Jacob Tillotson — to be the first guy to come down,” Bailey said. “It’s a good opportuni-ty to play in front of college scouts and pro scouts. I get to play against the best in the state.” Columbia head coach J.T. Clark summed up what made Bailey an obvious choice for the event. “He’s just had such an unbelievable year,” Clark said. “I’ve been around the game for a long time and for someone to throw as many innings as he did without giving up an earned run is unheard of, even at the little league level. He did it all By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comRichardson Middle School wrapped up spring football practice with the Orange & Green intra-squad game at the school on Friday. The competitive game was settled on the last play when Jovaris Thomas crashed into the end zone from one yard out to give the Orange an 18-14 win. “I was impressed with how they played hard,” Wolves head coach Joey O’Neal said. Principal Bessie Whitfield was honorary coach for the Green squad and Assistant Principal Jonathan Jordan was honorary coach for the Orange. As a result of a friendly bet, the losing coach will have to take a turn in the dunking booth on the final day of school. It looked like a runaway for the Orange in the early going. The Green began the game with the ball on its 30 and turned it over on downs after one first down. The Orange struck quickly, going 50 yards in five plays. The big gainer was a 24-yard completion from Ronnie Collins, who played quarterback for both squads, to Thomas. Teon Dollard scored the touch-down on a five-yard run. The Orange made another stop and, on the first series of the second quar-ter, Thomas broke a 65-yard touchdown run on a pitch-out. The Orange led, 12-0. It only lasted one play. Kamario Bell ripped off a 70-yard run for a touchdown to cut the lead in half. Early in the third quarter, Bell struck again. This time it was on the other side of the ball, as he intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. Bell ran in the extra point to give the Green a 14-12 lead. The Orange responded with a long drive that lasted a quarter and a half and pro-duced Thomas’s winning touchdown as time ran out. O’Neal said he would encourage his players to work out at the high school and he will re-assemble the Wolves in late June. He expects an influx of 10 play-ers from the fifth-grade for the fall. “We’ve got a lot to work on,” O’Neal said. “We see that now.” FILEColumbia High pitcher Kellan Bailey delivers against host Stanton Prep during the Tigers’ 8-1 win in the second round of the playoffs. Bailey selected as FACA All Star Orange & Green clash RMS Wolves close spring with competitive game ABOVE: Richardson Middle School quarterback Ronnie Collins (right) is grabbed by Darrel Robberson (4) of the Orange squad during the Orange and Green intrasquad game on Friday. Collins played quarterback for both teams.LEFT: Green running back Kamario Bell (29) fights off a tackler on a run during the Orange & Green game at Richardson Middle School. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER Lake City Reporter Bailey’s magical seasonN ext week, the Lake City Reporter sports department will unveil its Athletes of the Year. The awards are primarily given based on performance in several sports. However, if the award was based solely on outstanding performance in one sport, another athlete might be the choice. Kellan Bailey played one sport at Columbia High, but he excelled in it. Bailey is a three-year starter for the Tigers’ baseball team, but his senior year was by far his most impressive. The saying goes that numbers never lie and for Bailey his numbers can match those of anyone in the state. The senior was 10-0 as a starter and didn’t give up an earned run during the season. When you go deeper into the numbers, his season sounds even more impressive. Bailey had 94 strikeouts this season compared to only 30 hits. To break down the math, that’s more than three strikeouts for every hit he gave up. Bailey didn’t allow a triple this season and only three doubles. Want more? Bailey allowed opposing batters to hit only .118 from the plate this season. But that’s not the most impressive stat. The number that is going to stick out in Columbia history is three. Three wins. That’s how many wins Bailey delivered after the regular season to propel the Tigers to the Elite 8 and their farthest run in the playoffs in school history. Bailey punched the Tigers ticket to the playoffs with a win at Atlantic Coast High against the Stingrays in the district tournament. He followed that up with wins at Middleburg High and at Stanton Prep to send Columbia into the third round of the state playoffs. Bailey might not receive the Athlete of the Year designation, but he just might have had the best performance in a single sport. Bailey set the bar for a program and left Columbia baseball in better shape then when he arrived. Bailey will be sorely missed next season, but the senior definitely left his mark. Columbia ace playing in classic games in Sebring. BAILEY continued on 5B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix Noon ABC — IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 5:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. 1 a.m. SPEED — FIA World Rally, at Athens, Greece (delayed tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game, at Greensboro, N.C. 2 p.m. FSN — Big 12 Conference, championship game, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Southeastern Conference, championship game, at Hoover, Ala. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, Georgia at Tennessee 3:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Georgia at Tennessee (if necessary) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, Washington at California 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Washington at California (if necessary) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, BMW PGA Championship, final round, at Surrey, England 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas NBC — Champions Tour, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at Louisville, Ky. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS — Tampa Bay at BostonWGN — Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. ESPN — Washington at Atlanta MOTORSPORTS 6:30 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Salt Lake City (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference finals, game 1, Oklahoma City at San Antonio SOCCER 4:30 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, San Jose at Kansas City TENNIS Noon NBC — French Open, first round, at Paris 5 a.m. ESPN2 — French Open, first round, at Paris WATER POLO 3 p.m. NBCSN — Olympic Trials, at Newport Beach, Calif. ——— Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, St. Louis at Atlanta or Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets 2:10 p.m. WGN — San Diego at Chicago Cubs 9 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels or Texas at Seattle (8 p.m. start) MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE 1 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, championship match, at Foxborough, Mass. MOTORSPORTS 4 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, race 1, at Salt Lake City (same-day tape) 5 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Salt Lake City (same-day tape) 7 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, race 2, at Salt Lake City (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, conference finals, game 1, Miami vs. Boston TENNIS 5 a.m. ESPN2 — French Open, first round, at ParisBASKETBALLNBA playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Thursday Miami 105, Indiana 93, Miami wins series 4-2 Saturday Boston 85, Philadelphia 75, Boston wins series 4-3 ——— CONFERENCE FINALS Today Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Monday Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. All-NBA (Voting on a 5-3-1 basis; first-place votes in parentheses) First Team Pos. Player, Team PtsF LeBron James, Mia (118) 596F Kevin Durant, OKC (117) 591C Dwight Howard, Orl (75) 476G Kobe Bryant, LAL (104) 568G Chris Paul, LAC (74) 484 SECOND TEAM F Kevin Love, Min (16) 365F Blake Griffin, LAC 170C Andrew Bynum, LAL (33) 400G Tony Parker, SA (41) 367 G Russell Westbrook, OKC (5) 239 THIRD TEAM F Carmelo Anthony, NY (1) 154F Dirk Nowitzki, Dal 1 36C Tyson Chandler, NY (4) 60G Dwyane Wade, Mia (1) 235G Rajon Rondo, Bos (4) 142 Other players receiving votes, with point totals: LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland, 55; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 52; Derrick Rose, Chicago, 44; Josh Smith, Atlanta, 33; Paul Pierce, Boston, 31; Al Jefferson, Utah, 30; Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers, 27; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 24; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 18; Joe Johnson, Atlanta, 16; Deron Williams, New Jersey, 14; Rudy Gay, Memphis, 10; James Harden, Oklahoma City, 8; Luol Deng, Chicago, 5; Roy Hibbert, Indiana, 5; Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 3; Danny Granger, Indiana, 3; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 3; Monta Ellis, Milwaukee, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Luis Scola, Houston, 2; Marcin Gortat, Phoenix, 2; Paul Millsap, Utah, 2; Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City, 2; David Lee, Golden State, 1; and DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento, 1.WNBA schedule Thursday’s Game Minnesota 92, Los Angeles 84 Friday’s Games Connecticut 83, San Antonio 79Atlanta 100, New York 74Indiana 83, Chicago 72 Saturday’s Games Washington 64, Tulsa 61Los Angeles at Phoenix (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 3 p.m.Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBBaltimore 29 18 .617 — Tampa Bay 28 19 .596 1New York 25 21 .543 3 12 Toronto 24 23 .511 5 Boston 23 23 .500 5 12 Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 26 20 .565 — Chicago 25 22 .532 1 12 Detroit 22 24 .478 4Kansas City 18 27 .400 7 12 Minnesota 15 31 .326 11 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 29 18 .617 —Los Angeles 23 25 .479 6 12 Oakland 22 25 .468 7Seattle 21 28 .429 9 Thursday’s Games Cleveland 2, Detroit 1Chicago White Sox 11, Minnesota 8L.A. Angels 3, Seattle 0 Friday’s Games Baltimore 8, Kansas City 2Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4Texas 14, Toronto 3Chicago White Sox 9, Cleveland 3Detroit 10, Minnesota 6N.Y. Yankees 6, Oakland 3L.A. Angels 6, Seattle 4 Saturday’s Games Detroit 6, Minnesota 3Texas 8, Toronto 7, 13 inningsKansas City 4, Baltimore 3N.Y. Yankees 9, Oakland 2Chicago White Sox 14, Cleveland 7L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 3Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Today’s Games Kansas City (Hochevar 3-5) at Baltimore (Matusz 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 5-3) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 3-5), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 3-4) at Minnesota (Walters 2-1), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 4-4) at Texas (Darvish 6-2), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-6) at Oakland (Milone 6-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 5-4) at Seattle (Noesi 2-5), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit (Fister 0-2) at Boston (Doubront 4-2), 1:35 p.m. Oakland (Godfrey 0-4) at Minnesota (Diamond 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-2) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-4), 3:10 p.m. Kansas City (Adcock 0-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 3-2), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 3-4) at Texas (M.Harrison 5-3), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 9:05 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 27 18 .600 — Atlanta 26 21 .553 2Miami 25 21 .543 2 12 New York 25 21 .543 2 12 Philadelphia 24 23 .511 4 Central Division W L Pct GBCincinnati 25 20 .556 —St. Louis 25 21 .543 12 Houston 22 23 .489 3Pittsburgh 21 24 .467 4Milwaukee 19 26 .422 6 Chicago 15 30 .333 10 West Division W L Pct GBLos Angeles 30 15 .667 —San Francisco 24 22 .522 6 12 Arizona 20 26 .435 10 12 Colorado 17 27 .386 12 12 San Diego 17 30 .362 14 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 3San Diego 11, N.Y. Mets 5San Francisco 14, Miami 7Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 9 Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 1, Chicago Cubs 0Colorado 6, Cincinnati 3N.Y. Mets 6, San Diego 1Miami 7, San Francisco 6Washington 7, Atlanta 4Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 3, 10 inningsMilwaukee 7, Arizona 1Houston 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 9, San Diego 0Washington 8, Atlanta 4 Miami 5, San Francisco 3Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 0Colorado at Cincinnati (n)Houston at L.A. Dodgers (n)Milwaukee at Arizona (n) Today’s Games Colorado (Moyer 2-4) at Cincinnati (Latos 3-2), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 2-4) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 6-1), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 4-2) at Miami (Nolasco 5-2), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 2-5), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 4-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 3-5), 2:15 p.m. Houston (Happ 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 6-1), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 2-4) at Arizona (D.Hudson 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-1) at Atlanta (Beachy 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia (Hamels 7-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 7-1) at Atlanta (Hanson 5-3), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-4) at Miami (Zambrano 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 4-4) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-2), 3:10 p.m., 1st game Arizona (Cahill 2-4) at San Francisco (Zito 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Undecided) at Colorado (White 1-3), 8:10 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Marcum 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 3-2), 8:10 p.m.College polls COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TUCSON, Ariz. — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through May 20, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pvs 1. Oregon 41-14 498 1 2. Louisiana St. 42-14 496 4 3. South Carolina 39-15 495 3 4. Florida 40-16 493 5 5. Florida St. 43-12 491 6 6. Baylor 42-12 489 7 7. North Carolina 42-13 486 10 8. Arizona 36-16 485 8 9. Rice 39-15 483 910. UCLA 38-14 482 1111. Texas A&M 41-14 480 1312. Stanford 36-14 478 1513. Kentucky 41-15 477 214. Arkansas 39-17 474 1715. Cal St. Fullerton 33-18 471 12 16. N.C. State 38-15 469 1417. Arizona St. 35-18 467 1618. Purdue 41-12 459 1819. UCF 41-14 457 1920. San Diego 39-13 454 2021. Mississippi St. 34-21 452 —22. Texas 30-20 449 2123. Miami 34-19 448 —24. Virginia 36-16-1 446 2325. Oklahoma 35-21 442 2426. Louisville 38-18 441 2527. Kent St. 37-17 438 —28. Oregon St. 35-18 434 28 29. Texas Christian 35-17 433 2930. Utah Valley 43-12 431 27AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP COCA-COLA 600 Site: Concord, N.C.Schedule: Today, race, 6 p.m. (FOX, 5:30-10:30 p.m.). Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 600 miles, 400 laps. FORMULA ONE MONACO GRAND PRIX Site: Monte Carlo, Monaco.Schedule: Today, race, 8 a.m. (Speed, 7:30-10 a.m.). Track: Circuit de Monaco (street course, 2.075 miles). Race distance: 161.9 miles, 78 laps.TENNISFrench Open seeds At Stade Roland GarrosParis (Today-June 10) Men 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia2. Rafael Nadal, Spain3. Roger Federer, Switzerland4. Andy Murray, Britain5. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France6. David Ferrer, Spain7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic8. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia9. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina10. John Isner, United States11. Gilles Simon, France12. Nicolas Almagro, Spain13. Juan Monaco, Argentina14. Fernando Verdasco, Spain15. Feliciano Lopez, Spain16. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine17. Richard Gasquet, France18. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland19. Milos Raonic, Canada20. Marcel Granollers, Spain21. Marin Cilic, Croatia22. Andreas Seppi, Italy23. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic24. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany25. Bernard Tomic, Australia26. Andy Roddick, United States27. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia28. Viktor Troicki, Serbia29. Julien Benneteau, France30. Jurgen Melzer, Austria31. Kevin Anderson, South Africa32. Florian Mayer, Germany Women 1. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus2. Maria Sharapova, Russia3. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland4. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic5. Serena Williams, United States6. Sam Stosur, Australia7. Li Na, China8. Marion Bartoli, France9. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark10. Angelique Kerber, Germany11. Vera Zvonareva, Russia12. Sabine Lisicki, Germany 13. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia14. Francesca Schiavone, Italy15. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia16. Maria Kirilenko, Russia17. Roberta Vinci, Italy18. Flavia Pennetta, Italy19. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia20. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic21. Sara Errani, Italy22. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia23. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia24. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic25. Julia Goerges, Germany26. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia27. Nadia Petrova, Russia28. Peng Shuai, China29. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain30. Mona Barthel, Germany31. Zheng Jie, China32. Monica Niculescu, RomaniaSOFTBALLDiv. I Super Regionals (Best-of-3, x-if necessary) Visiting school is home team for Game 2; coin flip determines home team for Game 3. ——— Alabama 4, Michigan 1Alabama 4, Michigan 3, Alabama advances ——— Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Arizona State 0Arizona State 9, Louisiana-Lafayette 2Arizona State 8, Louisiana-Lafayette 0, Arizona St. advances ——— Hofstra 2, South Florida 1, 11 innings South Florida 2, Hofstra 1South Florida 2, Hofstra 1, South Florida advances ——— Oklahoma 6, Arizona 0Oklahoma 7, Arizona 1, Oklahoma advances ——— Texas 4, Oregon 2 Saturday Oregon 5, Texas 4, 8 inningsOregon vs. Texas (n) ——— At Parker-Lee Softball StadiumKnoxville, Tenn. Saturday Tennessee 3, Georgia 2 Today Tennessee vs. Georgia, 1 p.m.x-Tennessee vs. Georgia, 3:30 p.m. ——— At Audrey Walton StadiumColumbia, Mo. Saturday LSU 6, Missouri 1 Today Missouri vs. LSU, 3:30 p.m.x-Missouri vs. LSU, 6 p.m. ——— At Levine-Fricke FieldBerkeley, Calif. Saturday California vs. Washington (n) Today California vs. Washington, 7 p.m.x-California vs. Washington, 9:30 p.m.HOCKEYNHL playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best of 7) Friday New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 2, OT, New Jersey wins series 4-2 ——— STANLEY CUP FINALS Wednesday Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 Associated PressBOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 85-75 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics will open the third round of the NBA playoffs in Miami against the Heat on Monday night. Rondo scored nine straight Boston points after Paul Pierce fouled out with 4:16 left in the game, help-ing the Celtics turn a three-point edge into a double-digit lead. Andre Iguodala scored 18 points, and Elton Brand and Jrue Holiday had 15 apiece for the 76ers, who eliminated the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round but couldn’t do the same with the Celtics. Celtics beat 76ers in Game 7, 85-75 Vandy runs over Florida in tourneyAssociated PressHOOVER, Ala. — Vanderbilt pulled off a triple steal in a five-run ninth inning that included six stolen bases as the Commodores ran their way to an 8-6 victory over Florida in the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday. Anthony Gomez singled home the go-ahead run — and then stole second, third and home — for Vanderbilt (33-25), which is aiming for its first SEC tournament title since 2007. The Commodores, who reached the final game for the sixth time in nine trips under coach Tim Corbin, face Mississippi State in today’s championship. Vanderbilt fueled the comeback win over the Gators (42-18) with its flurry of stolen bases that included the triple steal with the bases loaded when Gomez made his dash to home plate. “It was, ‘Why not?”’ Gomez said. “Just try to push them as much as we can.” The Commodores had entered the inning down 4-3, but touched up closer Austin Maddox for five hits and two walks.


Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 3B Castroneves can join elite clubBy MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves stood stoically in his garage eating lunch this May. The gregarious personality that won over racing fans and dancing fans years ago is still there, it’s just been replaced. This month, the Brazilian driver is all about getting down to the business of winning. “We want to win them all,” Castroneves said. “That’s the objective or the goal of every team, every car.” For Castroneves, today’s race isn’t just another Indianapolis 500. He’s chasing history, again, as he always seems to do at his favorite race track, the 2.5-mile Brickyard. As a 26-year-old in 2001, Castroneves became the second straight rookie to win the race. The next year, he ended a more than three decade drought between back-to-back winners. In 2003, he came back and won the pole before finishing as the runner-up to teammate Gil de Ferran — making him the first driver in more than half a century to finish first or second in each of his first three Indy starts. Bill Holland finished second, second and first from 1947-49. Little has changed over the last decade as Castroneves has continued to dominate on Indy’s his-toric oval, where he has nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts and six in the top five. He’s won four more Indy poles, putting him in a second-place tie with Rex Mays and A.J. Foyt, trailing only his driving coach, Rick Mears (six). When Castroneves won his third Indy crown in 2009, he became the first foreign-born driver to achieve that feat, and with one more win, Castroneves would break up the American monopoly of Foyt, Al Unser and Mears in the race’s most exclu-sive group — the four-time winners club. Today would be a fitting time to do it, too. Team owner Roger Penske, who has won more 500s than any owner in history, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his first Indy win this weekend. But that’s not how Castroneves is approaching race day. “It’s cool when you think of it that way,” he said. “Forty plus four, it would be great for me and for Roger as well. But that’s not how we think about it.” Instead, the chase for a fourth Indy win seems more like a distraction than a quest. Team Penske is so focused on the effort that the team owner, Penske president Tim Cindric and Mears have all kept quiet about Castroneves’ historic quest, and the Brazilian seems content to let it be that way, too. There’s a reason for all this: Castroneves has turned his focus to the basics. “It’s fate, I think,” he said. “I guess you have to go through it to make you realize what you need to do, to make a point or come together and we chose to be as close as we could as a team.” Castroneves needed a change after a dismal 2011 left him without a win for the first time since 2000. Things were so bad, he even wound up 17th at Indy, the second-worst finish of his 500 career. Castroneves ended his 18-race winless streak at St. Petersburg in the season-opener. By STEVE REEDAssociated PressCONCORD, N.C. — It’s been awhile, but Richard Petty has bragging rights once again in Charlotte. Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night and team-mate Marcus Ambrose fin-ished second at 191.598, giving Petty a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s longest race. “Hey ya’ll,” Petty said to reporters as he walked into press conference and took a spot behind the table in the front of the interview room. “Haven’t sat up here in a while.” Petty won a Sprint Cuprecord 123 poles during his career. But his No. 43 car hasn’t sat on the pole at the Coca-Cola 600 in 46 years. “This really makes me feel good because our guys have been working hard for a long time and they finally got a little recogni-tion,” Petty said. “It shows what these guys have been doing is right. Tonight the circumstances were right. It’s a confidence builder for us, even though it’s just qualifying. We have brag-ging rights for a couple of days here anyway, so that makes all of us feel good.” Almirola, gearing up for his first series race at Charlotte, got his first pole by taking advantage of cool-er track conditions late in qualifying. Jimmie Johnson, who won last week’s All-Star race, qualified third, fol-lowed by Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer. Mark Martin will start sixth and Kasey Kahne seventh, followed by Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard and Regan Smith. Kurt Busch will start at the back of the field after wrecking in qualifying. Danica Patrick qualified 43rd for her first Coca-Cola 600. Almirola said he was “honored” to give Petty Motorsports the pole in Charlotte in a race Petty considers the secondbiggest on the NASCAR circuit behind only the Daytona 500. “It’s been a huge honor for me from day one to come to this organization, not just to drive at Richard Petty Motorsports but to drive the No. 43 car, prob-ably the most iconic car in the history of our sport,” Almirola said. “For him to allow me to do that is really special. It’s a huge honor to be able to put that No. 43 car back on top of the board. I know it’s qualifying and we want to be able to do this after the race, but it’s a start.” The No. 43 car has won 122 poles, 114 of those by Petty himself. Almirola credited new crew chief Mike Ford, who joined the team for the Talladega race, for mak-ing changes to the car that worked. “He was like, ‘I’m going to step off the island this week. It may or may not work but we didn’t run good enough last week for it to matter,’” Almirola said. “So we came back this week with something totally dif-ferent and it’s paid off. It’s really a fast car.” Said Ford: “We’ve got the balance right and we’ve got speed.” After qualifying Petty stood next to Almirola in victory lane and asked the youngster if he scared himself running so fast in qualifying. “I told him, ‘Well no, when they drive good they’re not really that scary,”’ Almirola said. Ambrose turned the fastest lap in practice, but couldn’t beat out his team-mate for the pole. But that didn’t seem to bother him at all. “We’re a two-car team here trying to take it to the big super teams,” Ambrose said. “It’s a great night for us. We’ll take a front row. If you’re going to get beat by anyone I guess you want to be beaten by your team-mate. It’s a proud day for us.” Coca-Cola 600 line-up At Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcord, N.C. Thursday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.94 mph. 2. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 191.598. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 191.374. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 191.259.5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 191.198.6. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 191.171.7. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 191.13. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.887. 9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 190.597. 10. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 190.456. 11. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 190.328. 12. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 190.302. 13. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.268.14. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 190.201. 15. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.194. 16. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.054. 17. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.034.18. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 189.987. 19. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.707.20. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 189.607.21. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.573. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 189.52. 23. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 189.076. 24. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 188.871. 25. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 188.363.26. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 188.344. 27. (74) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 188.324. 28. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188.206.29. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 187.924. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 187.656.31. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.526. 32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 187.487. 33. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 187.259.34. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 187.169. 35. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 186.143. 36. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 186.111. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 186.085. 38. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 185.976.39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 185.81.40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (32) T.J. Bell, Ford, Owner Points.42. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 185.784. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 185.548.45. (73) David Reutimann, Toyota, 185.338. 46. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 183.73.47. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 183.63.Indy facts & figures Facts and figures of the 96th Indianapolis 500-mile race today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: DISTANCE — 500 miles; 200 laps around the asphalt-on-brick Indianapolis Motor Speedway track, a 2.5-mile rect-angular oval. SANCTIONING BODY — IndyCar.RACE CARS — Open-cockpit, openwheel and single-seat, with 2.2-liter, 550-700 horsepower turbocharged V-6 engines. ENGINE MANUFACTURERS — Chevrolet, Honda, Lotus. CHASSIS — All cars use Dallaras.PACE CAR — 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 driven by Guy Fieri. START — Noon from a flying start, following warm-up, parade and pace laps. FINISH — Standings are unofficial until posted by the IndyCar Series. NUMBER OF STARTERS — 33 cars; three abreast in each of 11 rows. POLE POSITION — Ryan Briscoe, the first Australian national to win Indy’s pole with a four-lap qualifying average of 226.484 mph in the closest pole battle in 500 history. SLOWEST QUALIFIER — Jean Alesi, who averaged 210.094 mph. FASTEST ROOKIE — Josef Newgarden, 224.037 mph. 2011 WINNER — The late Dan Wheldon, who averaged 170.265 mph for his second win at Indianapolis. FORMER WINNERS IN RACE (3) — Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009), Dario Franchitti (2007 and 2010), Scott Dixon (2008). ROOKIES IN RACE (8) — Jean Alesi, Rubens Barrichello, Bryan Clauson, Wade Cunningham, James Jakes, Katherine Legge, Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud. YOUNGEST IN RACE — Josef Newgarden, 21 (Born Dec. 22, 1990) OLDEST IN RACE — Jean Alesi, 47 (Born June 11, 1964) MOST PREVIOUS RACES — Helio Castroneves (11). FOREIGN BORN (24) — Jean Alesi, France; Rubens Barrichello, Brazil; Ana Beatriz, Brazil; Sebastien Bourdais, France; Ryan Briscoe, Australia; Helio Castroneves, Brazil; Mike Conway, England; Wade Cunningham, New Zealand; Scott Dixon, New Zealand; Dario Franchitti, Scotland; James Hinchcliffe, Canada; James Jakes, England; Michel Jourdain Jr., Mexico; Tony Kanaan, Brazil; Katherine Legge, England; ; Simon Pagenaud, France; Will Power, Australia; Sebastian Saavedra, Colombia; Takuma Sato, Japan; Oriol Servia, Spain; Simona De Silvestro, Switzerland; Alex Tagliani, Canada; E.J. Viso, Venezuela; Justin Wilson, England. FIELD AVERAGE IN QUALIFICATIONS — 222.835 mph (Record 228.648 mph, 2002) QUALIFICATION RECORD — 236.986 mph, Arie Luyendyk, 1996. RACE RECORD — 185.981 mph, Arie Luyendyk, 1990. CLOSEST FINISHES — 0.043 seconds, Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear, 1992; 0.0635 seconds, Sam Hornish Jr. over Marco Andretti, 2006. PURSE — 2011 payoff was $13.51 million, of which winner Dan Wheldon received $2.57 million for Bryan Herta Autosport. CROWD — Estimated at up to 400,000. Speedway never discloses attendance but admits to more than 250,000 reserved seats in permanent stands and room for 100,000 or more in the infield. TELEVISION — Televised live and in high definition by ESPN on ABC starting at 11 a.m., one hour before the race, with host Brent Musburger, lead announcer Marty Reid, analysts Eddie Cheever and Scott Goodyear, and pit reporters Rick DeBruhl, Jamie Little, Jerry Punch and Vince Welch. MORTALITY — There have been 68 deaths at the Speedway, including pre-500 races of 1909-10. THE TROPHY — Sterling silver Borg-Warner Trophy, 5-feet, 4 3/4-inches, 110-pounds, with bas-relief bust of each winner. Valued at more than $1 million.Indy 500 line-up With rank, car number, driver, chassisengine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (2) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:38.9514 (226.484 mph). 2. (27) James Hinchcliffe, DallaraChevrolet, 2:38.9537 (226.481). 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, DallaraChevrolet, 2:39.1233 (226.240). 4. (26) Marco Andretti, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.6766 (225.456). 5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:39.7004 (225.422). 6. (3) Helio Castroneves, DallaraChevrolet, 2:39.8780 (225.172). 7. (67) Josef Newgarden, DallaraHonda, 2:40.6879 (224.037). 8. (11) Tony Kanaan, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.1775 (224.751). 9. (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevrolet, 2:40.4119 (224.422). 10. (8) Rubens Barrichello, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.5253 (224.264). 11. (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.7144 (224.000). 12. (38) Graham Rahal, DallaraHonda, 2:40.7437 (223.959). 13. (25) Ana Beatriz, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.7720 (223.920). 14. (83) Charlie Kimball, DallaraHonda, 2:40.8093 (223.868). 15. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 2:40.9413 (223.684). 16. (50) Dario Franchitti, DallaraHonda, 2:41.0144 (223.582). 17. (19) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.0866 (223.482). 18. (4) JR Hildebrand, DallaraChevrolet, 2:41.1299 (223.422). 19. (15) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.1517 (223.392). 20. (99) Townsend Bell, DallaraHonda, 2:41.3377 (223.134). 21. (18) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.4865 (222.929). 22. (30) Michel Jourdain, DallaraHonda, 2:41.5124 (222.893). 23. (77) Simon Pagenaud, DallaraHonda, 2:41.5138 (222.891). 24. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, DallaraChevrolet, 2:41.5720 (222.811). 25. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, DallaraChevrolet, 2:40.8666 (223.760). 26. (41) Wade Cunningham, DallaraHonda, 2:41.2484 (223.258). 27. (22) Oriol Servia, DallaraChevrolet, 2:41.8754 (222.393). 28. (20T) Ed Carpenter, DallaraChevrolet, 2:41.9262 (222.324). 29. (14) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 2:41.9293 (222.319). 30. (6) Katherine Legge, DallaraChevrolet, 2:42.4374 (221.624). 31. (39) Bryan Clauson, DallaraChevrolet, 2:47.6671 (214.455). 32. (78) Simona De Silvestro, DallaraLotus, 2:47.9162 (214.393). 33. (64) Jean Alesi, Dallara-Lotus, 2:51.3516 (210.094). Race day Almirola puts Ford, Petty on poleASSOCIATED PRESSAric Almirola holds the trophy in victory lane after win ning the pole position for today’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series auto race in Concord, N.C. ASSOCIATED PRESSHelio Castroneves visits with a fan during a promotion a t a Shell station in Speedway, Ind. Castroneves is going for h is fourth Indianapolis 500 win today, which would tie him for the most victories in the 95-year history of the race.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER Lake City ReporterThe Lake City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors two T-ball leagues, which play at the Columbia High bas eball and softball fields. Pictures are from action on Tuesday.TOP : Rays player Anna Belle Dansby (right) prepares to tag Addison Anderson (5) of the Diamondbacks out at home plate.ABOVE RIGHT : Damon Hill (2) of the Yankees tags Tigers player Tanner Ring (3) out at home.RIGHT : Tigers head coach Kasey Richmond give advice to Collin Richmond as he steps up to home plate.BELOW RIGHT : Yankees hitter Michael Anschultz (1) checks under first base after hitting a ball against the Tigers.BOTTOM RIGHT : The Rays congratulate the Diamondbacks at the conclusion of their game.ABOVE LEFT : Tanner Ring takes a swing during a game against the Yankees.BELOW LEFT : Addison Anderson sprints to reach third base as Matthew Pitts rounds second after hitting the ball.BOTTOM : Ty’Jahn Wright (7) scrambles to home plate for a put out during a game against the Yankees. Lake City Parks & Recreation T-ball


Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 5B FORT WHITE BASEBALL BRIEFS BAILEY: Chance for Player of the Year Continued From Page 1B FISHING License-free days Saturday, June 9 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering license-free fishing days on Saturday for saltwater fishing and June 9 for freshwater. All restrictions apply. The license-free fishing designation applies only to recreational fishing. For details, go to MyFWC.com /Fishing. YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Summer camp at Suwannee High Suwannee High coach Heather Benson is hosting a volleyball camp 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 hbenson@alumni.flagler. edu FALCONS FOOTBALL Spring game on Wednesday Lake City Middle School’s Black & Red spring football game is 4 p.m. Wednesday at the practice field behind the school. Admission is $1, excluding teachers and students. For details, call the school at 758-4800.Q From staff reports COURTESY PHOTOSFort White High’s baseball team had its award banquet on May 19. TOP: Varsity award winners are: Kody Moniz, Most Improved Aw ard (from left); Brandon Sharpe, Coach’s Award; Kevin Dupree, Team Play er; Lane Pendergrast, Warrior Award; Robby Howell, Golden Arm; Bryce Beach, M ost Valuable Player; Brady Wilkinson, Academic Award.MIDDLE: Junior varsity award winners are: Zach Gaskins (from l eft) and Willie Carter, Silver Slugger Award; Kodey Owens, Team Player; Austin Dupree, Most Versatile; Trace Wilkinson, Coach’s Award and Academic Award; Rhett Will is, Most Valuable Player. BOTTOM: Middle school award Winners are: Dylan Cason, Academ ic Award and Warrior Award (from left); Alex Mitchell, Coach’s Award; C ameron Hilbert, Most Versatile. Tyler Morgan was Most Valuable Player. COURTESY PHOTOMembers of the Bard Gymnastics contingent who participated at the 2012 Spring AAU State Championships in Daytona Beach.Bard gymnasts bring home medals, ribbons from stateFrom staff reportsBard Gymnastics of Lake City took a contingent to the 2012 Spring AAU State Championships in Daytona Beach on April 28-29. Bard students scored medals and ribbons in Modified Optionals, Level 4 and Level 3. Gymnasts compete in vault, uneven bars, beam and floor exer-cise, and are awarded an all-around score. Bard also has a Gym Achievers group that com-peted at state. The Gym Achievers are critiqued by the judges, but not scored. Raven Martin in Modified Optionals won first place in all-around. Martin placed first in floor and beam, sec-ond on bars and third in vault. Other who scored first in events are: Hailey Bush, Level 4 beam; Lauren Tylutki, Level 3 bars; Kaylee King, Level 3 beam; Grace Duncan, Level 3 vault. Modified Optionals scores: Alexia Scott — third in bars, fourth in beam and floor, fifth in vault and fourth all-around; Crystal Norris — third in floor, fourth in bars and eighth all-around; Andrea Comartie — fifth in beam and eighth all-around; Eva Kirby — fourth in floor, fifth in vault, sixth in beam and ninth all-around. Level 4 scores: Alaina Anschultz — second in beam, third in vault and bars, fourth in floor and third all-around; Brandi Oliver — second in bars, third in vault, fourth in floor, fifth in beam and third all-around; Daphene Green — second in vault, third in bars, fourth in beam and fourth all-around; Natalie Duarte — fourth in bars, fifth in vault and sixth all-around; Kinleigh Collins — fifth in vault and bars and sixth overall; Hailey Bush — first in beam, second in floor and seventh all-around; Spencer Todd, second in vault and seventh all-around; Rachel Baker — fourth in floor and seventh all-around; Aja Lewis — fourth in vault and eighth all-around; Kiley Brown — fourth in bars, sixth in vault and 10th all-around; Sarah Garbett — seventh in bars and beam and 10th overall; Taiya Driggers — fourth in vault and 11th overall; Rebekah Baker — 12th all-around. Level 3 scores: Lauren Tylutki — first in bars, sec-ond in vault, fourth in beam, seventh in floor and second all-around; Grace Duncan — first in vault, second in beam, third in floor, sixth in bars and second all-around; Emylee Schafer — second in floor, third in vault and beam, seventh in bars and second all-around; Kaylee King — first in beam, fourth in floor, fifth in bars, sixth in vault and third all-around; Lauren Wilson — second in bars, third in beam, fifth in vault, ninth in floor and fourth all-around; Suzanna Raines — third in vault, fifth in beam, sixth in floor, seventh in bars and fourth all-around; Vyctoria Murray — second in floor, fifth in beam, sixth in vault, 10th in bars and sixth all-around; Chloe Conner — third in bars, fourth in vault, ninth in beam, 11th in floor and seventh all-around; Faith Fields — sixth in beam and floor, seventh in bars, ninth in vault and eighth all-around; Kayla Hardy — seventh in bars, eighth in vault and floor and eighth all-around; Kiley Craig — second in floor, seventh in beam, ninth in bars, 10th in vault and ninth all-around; Manda Perry — fourth in vault, eighth in floor, 10th in beam, 11th in bars and ninth all-around; McKenzie Brown — fourth in vault, seventh in beam, eighth in floor, ninth in bars and ninth all-around; Daisha Poulnot — fifth in vault, seventh in bars, eighth in beam 12th in floor and ninth all-around; Sarah Baker — seventh in vault, 10th in bars and floor, 11th in beam and 11th all-around. year and in two big playoff games.” Bailey was 10-0 this season and credits his success to the work he put in during the off-season. “It started pretty much the summer of my senior year,” Bailey said. “I worked a lot with our pitching coach. I was told my first year by Heath Phillips that I had a chance. I kind of fell off and didn’t really live up to my potential. The last two years, I really started to pick it back up. He told me before the season I shouldn’t give up an earned run, and I didn’t really think about it. As time went on, I tried not to worry about it, but do what I was doing start after start to put the team in a situation to win. I came into the year wanting to use the pitching to take me to the next level, so that’s what I tried to work on to take the team as far as I could take.” That ended up being an Elite 8 appearance — the farthest Columbia has gone in its history. Clark gives a lot of that credit to Bailey’s perfor-mance during the year. “Considering how long baseball has been played at CHS, it’s a tremendous accomplishment,” Clark said. “It kind of adds to our season to be selected by the FACA. It’s big for Kellan and it’s big for our school.” Besides hard work, Bailey had a competitive edge. Clark equates it to his greatness during the season. “His greatest attribute is his competitiveness,” Clark said. “He wants to prove that he’s better than you. At times early in his career, he would kind of get fired up, but he’s learned to con-trol that. He’s using it now. Every game that he threw where it looked like he was in a situation to give up an earned run, he’d just find a way to get a strikeout or a pop-up. It was unbelievable and it doesn’t hurt that he is a left-handed pitcher with good speed and a breaking ball.” Bailey is also nominated for the FACA Player of the Year. “Just being nominated is an accomplishment,” Clark said. “It just says a lot about his special season. It’s also good for CHS and it’s good to have his name out there.” Bailey expects to be challenged by the top players in the two games. “I’m expecting to see a test,” Bailey said. “I’ll be pitching against the top guys in the state of Florida that are graduating this year. I plan on pitching the way I’ve been pitching and there’s no doubt that I can do that. I’m not going to change anything.” Bailey is expected to pitch two innings in the games this weekend. However he does, he wants to give thanks to those that have helped him come this far. “All the coaches have worked to help me tone my craft,” he said. “My parents have sent me to camps to be in a good position to suc-ceed. I just want to thank them for that.”


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comMeeting any NFL player is a thrill for a middle school football player. The Richardson Middle School Wolves were treated to a special visit on Friday from David Tyree, who is associated with one of the greatest plays in NFL history. It was Tyree who made the “best catch in Super Bowl history.” Tyree pulled down the pass from Eli Manning in the 2008 Super Bowl during the winning drive for the Giants that ended New England’s bid for an undefeated season. On the play Tyree was guarded by Rodney Harrison and they both leaped for the pass from Manning, who had just escaped being sacked. Tyree pinned the ball to his helmet and held on for the first-down completion. Tyree has family in Lake City and was introduced to the Wolves by his sister, Tara Williams. Tyree told of his background in New Jersey and how a move to Montclair when he was in the sixth grade introduced him to football, and helped keep him from going down the wrong path. “The change of scenery showed me the opportunities for football,” Tyree said. “I grasped football and fell in love with it. Football opened up the floodgates for me, but I still needed direction. The pitfalls were there for me.” Tyree experienced them all. “There were peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and people telling you what will make you popular,” Tyree said. “In the eighth grade I was on probation. That was no place I wanted to be.” Tyree was recruited by Notre Dame and Urban Meyer, who told him he had to do better in school. It came as a shock because Tyree was putting up C+ grades. He recovered enough to get many schol-arship offers and eventually attended Syracuse. He was drafted by New York in the sixth round in 2003. Tyree still didn’t have his life in order until God took over. “Bad company corrupts good morals,” Tyree said. “People can tell about you by who you hang around. My faith is the bedrock of who I have become as a per-son. Every day you have an opportunity to choose life or choose death. The right choice is the best thing to make you successful as an individual.” Tyree told the players not to make their vision too narrow, to aspire to be the best. Commitment and sacrifice is the key to success at all levels. “Don’t just be good enough to get past,” Tyree said. “You can’t cheat your way to success. Set a higher standard for yourself. It ulti-mately falls on you.” Tyree is out of the NFL. He enjoys speaking to groups, especially young people. Tyree wrote the book “More Than Just a Catch” on the play and his experiences. n rr n r r r n r rnnr r n r r n nr Miracle catch man speaks to Wolves TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFormer NFL player David Tyree (center) is welcomed to R ichardson Middle School by Ronnie Collins (from left), Assistant Principal Jonathan Jordan, h ead football coach Joey O’Neal and Robert White. Tyree spoke to the Wolves before their sprin g football game. ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan dunks during Game 4 of Western Conference semifinal against the Clippers in Los Angeles on May 20.Easy part over in NBA WestBy PAUL J. WEBERAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO — Maybe they’ll finally get a challenge this time. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder have simply rolled through this postseason. Consider:Q There’s the 18-game winning streak that has the Spurs flirting with history; Q Seventeen combined playoff games and just one loss; Q The Thunder sending home the last two NBA champions; Q No other playoff teams besides these two that can boast a series sweep. What took the Western Conference finals so long to get here Sunday, anyway? “I think we both deserve it,” Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. Few would dispute that.It’s a clear-cut matchup of the West’s best teams without any qualifiers: No what-if speculating because of devastating injuries like Derrick Rose’s blown-out knee that sunk top-seeded Chicago and reshuffled pre-dictions in the East, nor were there lucky breaks or Game 7 heartbreakers that will gnaw at San Antonio’s and Oklahoma City’s dis-patched opponents and their fans all summer. By and large, the Spurs and Thunder have just steamrolled to this point. The top-seeded Spurs clobbered Utah and the Los Angeles Clippers by an average of 14 points a game. They’re one victory from tying the 2001 Lakers for the longest winning streak kept alive in a postseason and two from becoming just the fourth team in NBA history to win 20 in row. “It’s been a while since we’ve been in the Western Conference finals. And it’s been a week kind of sitting here stewing and waiting on it,” said Spurs forward Tim Duncan, whose last playoff trip this far in 2008 ended with a loss to the Lakers. “All of that together makes it an exciting series to start.” Oklahoma City finished three games behind the Spurs for first in the West.


By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comSaint Leo University, a private college that works in partnership with Florida Gateway College to provide higher education opportunities to Lake City students, is pushing ahead with advancements in student services, community involvement and marketing of the local center. Assistant Director of Saint Leo, Dr. Robin Hall, is preparing to retire from her position after 14 years of work with the organization. Hall said she has seen the college mature in her time there, comparing her experience to watching a child grow. When I started here, our center was at the infant stage. We were a new start-up, we were in a new relationship with FGC, we were just starting to create a presence here, Hall said. So if you compared that to having a child, then we would be looking at teenage years right now. Saint Leo University has a network of centers across the United States, with around 15,000 students enrolled. The college has military partnerships as well as relationships with community colleges in Florida, California, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. The Lake City Center of Saint Leo has around 300 students enrolled currently. Enrollment at the college has consistently increased, even through the past years of hard economic times, according to Saint BUSINESS Sunday, May 27, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Story ideas? Contact Robert BridgesEditor 754-0428rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Lake City ReporterPUSHING AHEAD continued on 2C 1CBIZ FRONTON BUSINESSJerry Osteryoung(850) 644-3372 jostery@comcast.netLake City Reporter1CBIZ FRONT FSU Finance Professor Dr. Jerry Osteryoung is Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida Business.Week of May 27 June 2, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. 386-755-4007 ShandsLakeShore.comNOT READY TO REPLACETHAT ACHINGKNEE?WE CAN RESTORE IT.Our surgeons can use MAKOplastyrobotic-assisted technology to resurface the affected area of your knee while leaving healthy bone and tissue intact. This minimally invasive procedure means you experience less pain and a faster recovery. See if MAKOplasty is right for you. Only MAKOplasty hospital in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia and Suwannee Counties.FREE SEMINAR:Please RSVP. Call 386-755-4007or register online at ShandsLakeShore.comWalk Away From Knee Pain Featuring: Jack Cohen, D.O., Orthopaedic Surgeon Thursday, May 17 | Noon 1:30 p.m. Holiday Inn 213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake CityBox lunch served. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 8:30AM 12PMCOLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS BANQUET HALL 438 SW SR 247, LAKE CITY, FL 32025 L AKECITY M EDI C AL. C OMO VER 30 VENDORS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE & CHOLESTEROL SC REENING S! V ALUABLE INF ORMATION ABOUT H EALTHCARE OPTIONS RIGHT H ERE IN YOUR COMMUNITY! For more information, please call 386-719-4225 SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR 1CBIZ FRONTON BUSINESSJerry Osteryoung(850) 644-3372 jostery@comcast.netLake City Reporter1CBIZ FRONT FSU Finance Professor Dr. Jerry Osteryoung is Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida Business.Week of May 27 June 2, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. 386-755-4007 ShandsLakeShore.comNOT READY TO REPLACETHAT ACHINGKNEE?WE CAN RESTORE IT.Our surgeons can use MAKOplastyrobotic-assisted technology to resurface the affected area of your knee while leaving healthy bone and tissue intact. This minimally invasive procedure means you experience less pain and a faster recovery. See if MAKOplasty is right for you. Only MAKOplasty hospital in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia and Suwannee Counties.FREE SEMINAR:Please RSVP. Call 386-755-4007or register online at ShandsLakeShore.comWalk Away From Knee Pain Featuring: Jack Cohen, D.O., Orthopaedic Surgeon Thursday, May 17 | Noon 1:30 p.m. Holiday Inn 213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake CityBox lunch served. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 8:30AM 12PMCOLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS BANQUET HALL 438 SW SR 247, LAKE CITY, FL 32025 L AKECITY M EDI C AL. C OMO VER 30 VENDORS FREE BLOOD PRESSURE & CHOLESTEROL SC REENING S! V ALUABLE INF ORMATION ABOUT H EALTHCARE OPTIONS RIGHT H ERE IN YOUR COMMUNITY! For more information, please call 386-719-4225 SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR HANNAH O. BROWN/ Lake City ReporterSaint Leo University Director Dr. Charles Oden and Assistant Director Dr. Robin Hall are half of the staff of the Lake City Center of the college. With a current enrollment of 300, Saint Leo believes their small size helps facilitate a one-on-one approach. College partnership is providing higher education opportunities for local students.


Leo Director Dr. Charles Oden. Weve grown through the recession, Hall said. When people cant find jobs, they go back to school. Student success at the college is high, Hall said. One hundred and ten students graduated at this years ceremony. When we get a student, if they dont finish in two years, they finish in three, she said. We have a really good retention rate. We like to think that our one-on-one has something to do with that. Because if someone becomes lost, we call them, say, we miss you, are you coming back? The staff at the Lake City Center of Saint Leo is made up of four people who play the role of all the departments within the college: registrar, academic advisor, financial aid, admissions, etc. Oden said the staff typically advises students individually two to three times a year. Just that reassurance that okay, Im on track, everything is going good. Its a good thing and I think students appreciate the fact that we do that, Oden said. Oden said a common misconception is that because Saint Leo is a private college, its tuition costs are higher than most public universities. With help from the Florida Resident Access Grant, which offers $2,150 in grant money a year for some students, tuition fees at Saint Leo are actually beginning to fall below state averages for public universities, Hall said. This coming year we are $717 per course and thats before the FRAG so that would be equal to an out-of-state, Oden said. So in-state you are looking at about $450 per course. Saint Leo offers bachelors degrees in areas such as criminal justice, psychology and business but the college is particularly proud of their education program. We are very, very proud of our education program, we provide a lot of teachers here in this five county area, Hall said. In fact, last year when I had gone to the teacher of the year program, almost half of the teachers who were nominated in all the 14 schools were our graduates. Hall called the program the most cohesive at the center because of its emphasis on taking classes on-site and working with a cohort of other students. Employment success after graduating from Saint Leo has been very high for all of its programs, Oden said. Even in the criminal justice program if you talk to the sheriff, hes got quite a few our graduates, Oden said. A lot of local businesses are looking at our graduates. So we have a lot of strong programs. They typically are hired right when they graduate, Hall said of Saint Leo students. Saint Leo works in concert with FGC, putting emphasis on programs that are not offered by their cousin college. Hall said the colleges are true partners. FGC has recently discussed expanding some of their programs to fouryear programs. However, according to Oden, this will not conflict with growth happening at Saint Leo. The idea of two-year institutions doing this is they look around and say what other needs are out there that are not being met and then stepping up to the plate on those, Oden said. Thats what Florida Gateway is doing, like with nursing. We cant do nursing. We dont have it on our main campus. We dont have any background in that, we dont have the resources for it. They are stepping up to the plate and doing what needs to be done for the community in areas that we cant help with. When the students win, we all win and thats the bottom line, Hall said. This partnership is for the students. Oden said he expects the college will continue to grow an at ever-increasing rate. I think weve ramped up marketing, weve increased student services, increased community involvement and we are not slowing down, Oden said. 2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 PUSHING AHEAD: College partnership providing more opportunitiesContinued From Page 1C 2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 27, 2012 Now that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when theyll be heading off to college. Of course, as youre probably aware, higher education doesnt come cheap and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children or even your grandchildren meet these expenses by investing in a 529 plan. And this college savings vehicle offers estateAs a college funding vehicle, a 529 you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for mind, though, that 529 plan distributions not to federal and state income tax and a 10% IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. However, 529 plans vary, so be sure to check with your tax advisor. And the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, many plans allow contributions well in excess against college, you can transfer the unused funds to someone else, tax and penalty free. Now, lets turn to a 529 plans estateneed to reduce the size of your taxable estate, and you also want to create a legacy you may 529 plan, the assets leave your estate but they dont leave your control. If your named dont have another family member to whom you can transfer the account or if you simply change your mind about funding the 529 plan you can get your money back at any time, although, as mentioned above, youll have to pay taxes, and possibly a 10% IRS penalty, on the earnings. Your contributions to a 529 plan also qualify for the $13,000 annual gift tax exclusion, so you can give large amounts each year without incurring the gift tax. many vehicles that can help you make progress toward one goal. But its far less common toward two. And when the two goals are helping a child or grandchild go to college and lowering the value of your taxable estate while still maintaining control of your assets youve got an investment worth considering. to determine if a 529 plan is right for you. And if it is, think about taking action soon, because the more years you can contribute to a 529 plan, the better the outlook for both your future student and your estate plans. advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult advisor regarding your situation. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 3C T here is no question in my mind that the primary job of a manager or entre-preneur is to help their staff progress and support each employee’s efforts. Your job as the leader of the team is not just to provide a fountain of answers, but to enable your staff to become the best they can be. So many times when I am con sulting with organizations, I see managers who are so busy that all they have time to do is quickly answer questions. Of course, answering questions is important, but if this is the only way you are interacting with your staff, you are not empowering them or using your time efficiently. Simply answering the ques tion at hand is effective only in the short term. It gets that staff member in and out of your office very quickly but does very little in the long term. Because ques tions are usually situation-specific, the employee will likely return again and again. There is no real exchange of knowledge and noth ing to empower the staff member to deal with issues in the future. Think of each question as a training opportunity. Every time a staff member comes to you with a problem, you need to ask them what solution they would recom mend. In the beginning, of course, they are not going to have solu tions, but if you continue to ask them for their thoughts, they will eventually come to you with sug gestions. Ultimately, of course, it is you who gives the ok, but making the employee think through the situation and propose a solution empowers them while helping develop necessary decision-mak ing skills. If the employee cannot come up with a good solution, it is the manager’s job to coach them through the process. The first step is helping the staff member articu late what the real issues are. Then they need to identify how these issues affect the business. For example, consider an employee who is managing a new software conversion. The project is taking more hours than originally budgeted, so this staff member comes to you asking for permis sion to spend additional funds. Although going over budget is the problem this employee has brought to you, there is a deeper cause that needs to be addressed. Before dealing with the budget concern, you need to help the employee recognize what caused this problem in the first place and think about how the budgetary process might have been flawed. Once they understand the cause of the problem, without blame, it is so much easier for them to come up with a solution. Empowering your staff is the key to being a great manager. The more you can get your staff to figure out problems for them selves, the more they will feel like part of the team. As a bonus, if you train them to come up with good solutions, they will come to you less and you will have fewer inter ruptions to inhibit your productiv ity. Interruptions are the number one cause of time management issues. Now go out and make sure it is your practice to address staff ques tions as training opportunities. If you continue to ask your employ ees to offer their own possible solutions, you will develop better decision-makers. I promise your company and staff will be stronger for it. You can do this! Q Jerry Osteryoung is a consultant to businesses he has directly assist ed over 3,000 firms. He is the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship (Emeritus) and Professor of Finance (Emeritus) at Florida State University. He was the founding Executive Director of The Jim Moran Institute and served in that position from 1995 through 2008. His newest book co-authored with Tim O’Brien, “If You Have Employees, You Really Need This Book,” is an Amazon.com best seller. He can be reached by e-mail at jerry.osteryoung@gmail.com. Jerry Osteryoung Answering staff’s questionsBy MICHELLE LOCKEAssociated PressRestaurants are going to the dogs... and the cats, and various other friends of the four-legged variety. From Doggie Happy Hours to seasonal dinners raising money for animal charities, the white tablecloth set is serving up a little pet philanthropy. The eat well, do good move ment marries two trends — the fascination with things furry (kit ten videos, anyone?) as well as our nearly insatiable appetite for great, memorable food. “I think we’re a good match with a lot of charitable events because of the nature of our busi ness,” points out Ron Patak, vice president of student operations at Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, which runs the Kitchen on George restau rant in Mobile, Ala. So, when Kitchen on George opened late last year, it decided to throw a “Pooches on the Patio” event to benefit the Mobile SPCA. The event — which indeed featured pooches quite literary on the restaurant’s patio — was such a success, the restaurant repeated it this spring, drawing 80 to 100 people and about 15 dogs. Guests donated $25 for admis sion to the party, which included wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres, and the SPCA brought along animals in need of homes. The visiting dogs were well behaved, money was raised for the SPCA and three homeless dogs were adopted, the same number as were adopted in the earlier fund raiser, says Patak. A little further up the East Coast, dogs are welcome at regular Doggie Happy Hours in the courtyard of the Jackson 20 restaurant at Hotel Monaco-Alexandria near Washington, D.C. The restaurant also has been hosting “Bitch & Whine” tastings featuring the liba tions of Virginia vineyards to benefit local pet charities. And at Halloween they put on a Doggie Happy Howl-o-ween costume contest with registra tion and door donations going to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. The Hotel Monaco-Alexandria is seriously pet friendly. If you can’t bring Fido they’ll lend you a goldfish. And it’s not the only hotel unleashing a little animal love. At Rosewood Sand Hill south of San Francisco, the hotel’s Michelin-starred Madera restau rant has an annual Easter cel ebration that includes a brunch and a petting zoo on the hotel lawn. Proceeds from the petting zoo admission benefit the Palo Alto Humane Society. Wineries also have a long tradition of supporting animal charities, with the latest in the wine-canine connection coming via Frenchie Winery at Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Billed as the only tasting room designed exclusively for dogs, Frenchie Winery is named after winery proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset’s French bulldog. It features five kennel spaces boasting wine barrel dog beds with an outdoor play area and a tasting bar that dispenses water. Meanwhile, guests tasting wine in the human tasting room can keep an eye on the whole thing by doggie-cam. Plans are under way for events including mobile pet grooming and pet adoption, and donations are being made through wines featuring Frenchie on the label dressed as historical figures — current releases include the 2009 Frenchie Napoleon Red Blend and 2009 Frenchie Louis XIV Cabernet Sauvignon. A dollar for every bottle of Frenchie wine produced in 2012 will be donated to the ASPCA. Restaurant fundraisers promote pet causes ASSOCIATED PRESSA rescued dog named “Girl,” attends the Pooches on the P orch event recently to benefit the SPCA at Kitchen on George restaurant in Mobile, Ala. Restaurants around th e country are offering doggie adoption happy hours and dinners to raise money for animal shelters. Above left: Supporters and their rescued dogs attend the Pooches on the Porch event.Above right: Val Regaliza at a buffet for the Pooches on the Porch event.At left: Marcia Mathis greets “Atticus” recently at the Pooches on the Porch event to benefit the SPCA at Kitchen on George restaurant in Mobile, Ala. ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESSASSOCIATED PRESS From Doggie Happy Hours to seasonal dinners raising money for animal charities, the white tablecloth set is serving up a little pet philanthropy. Associated PressIndustrial designer Robert Hendrick was on a tech career track out of college until two things happened that changed his trajectory. First, he bought a company that maintains and rebuilds railroad tracks. Then he start ed spending Saturdays build ing stuff with his father, Jim. “I’d always been fascinated by trains and loved the his tory of how they were so instrumental in the industri alization of America,” says Hendrick, of Nashville. “Dad was a construction exec, and the carpentry shop was a weekend diversion. He was always salvaging some inter esting artifact from a building that was being torn down. When I saw some of the scrap rails, I realized there might be some beautiful things we could make with them.” The two launched Rail Yard Studios in 2010. Using century-old railroad steel and hardwood timber, they make one-of-a-kind chairs, desks, tables, beds. Some of the rails date back as far as 1898. Each piece is numbered using a salvaged date nail that’s been scavenged from the tracks themselves. Many wood furniture arti sans are interested, as the Hendricks are, in honoring the provenance of their mate rial, whether it’s repurposed, recycled or just reimagined as something that can be used in the home. That creative respect makes for some beautiful and intriguing pieces. Naomi Neilson Howard, founder of the company Native Trails in San Luis Obispo, Calif., uses staves and barrels from nearby wineries to make bathroom vanities for her Vintner’s Collection. Her Cabernet model has a deep, warm patina, the result of the oak soaking in red wine for several years. The pieces have an Old World, weathered quality. This spring, Howard added the Renewal series to her line, a departure from the more rustic pieces. She molds tightly grained, com pressed bamboo into con temporary vanities such as the Halcyon, a curvy, wall-mounted piece fashioned from two proprietary vari etals, Caramel Bamboo and the darker Woven Strand Bamboo. Right at Home: Modern twists on wood furnishings


LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, MAY27, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 4C CLASSIFIED AD vantageTake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440Lake City Reporter FIND IT SELL IT BUY IT Heating & AirLARGE A/C window unit with remote. Looks & Works Great! $350 OBO Contact 386-292-3927 ServicesDIVORCE, BANKRUPTCY, TAXES, RESUMES. Other court approved forms386-961-5896. O’REILLYAUTOPARTSNOWHIRING DOTROUTE DELIVERY DRIVER Home Every Day No Weekends Competitive Pay, Incentive Pay & Excellent Benefits Satellite driver will deliver auto parts to our retail stores. 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Apply in person or call Brad today at 386-758-6171. 05532735World Class CEMENT MANUFACTURER In need of experienced Accounts Payable Clerk – Part Time. Accounting skills should include: Receive invoices; confirm purchase orders; data entry in to SAPaccounting system; knowledge of General Ledger Coding and Vendor Setup; issuance of checks; mailing, filing, record keeping, answer telephone, pickup mail. General office skills required; computer skills: Microsoft Excel and Word. 1 – 2 Years of Accounting Experience preferred. Position reports to Controller. Suwannee American Cement, located in Branford, FL. EOE & Drug Free Workplace. Qualified applicants send resumes to resumes@suwanneecement.com or fax to Human Resources: 386-935-5071. 05532752 NOWHIRING Managers & Assistant Managers, Cashiers & Baggers for. High Springs fruit & gift stores. Benefits avail: health, dental, & vacation Please fax resume to: (352) 748-2196 05532756Graphic 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 05532829United States Cold Storage, Inc.is now hiring warehouse forklift operators Great benefits Minimum qualifications High School diploma Prior forklift experience Apply in person May 31st and June 1st 211 NE McCloskey Ave Lake City, FL32055 EOE Attention Stylist Tired of paying high chair rent? Come and check us out. New Salon needs three stylist. $100/wk + retail commision. 755-6992 or appt COMMONWEALTH HOME Health Care, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Home Medical Equipment Technician in the Lake City/ Madison/Monticello area to service our patients needs. We are looking for a team player who possess a valid drivers license with a good driving record. Please forward resume to bill.davant@chhcgroup.com or fax to 1-352-378-8722. EOE/ AAM/F/D/F DELIVERYDRIVER/ WAREHOUSE E-lic, N FL, S.GA, apply in person 385 SWArlington Blvd ELECTRICIANS NEEDED Looking for electricians w/ a min of 3 yrs commerical exp.,able to bend pipe, pull wire, install devices, and fixtures. Must be able to pass background check. DSWP, EOE. Email resume to chuck@stokesfl.com or call 352-351-4605 FRONTDESK Reception Help Wanted for RVResort-Must have computer and telephone skills, great customer service and schedule flexibility. If interested please call 516-410-3895 or email info@gatewayfl.com Front Desk Receptionist for medical office; Must have excellent customer service skills and excellent computer skills; MUSTbe able to multi-task with accuracy; looking for someone with creativity and a positive, pleasant demeanor; SMM skills helpful. Fax resume to 386-719-5654 FRONTOFFICE RECEPTIONISTNeeded for Internal Medicine. Fax resume 386-752-9073. 100Job OpportunitiesNOWHIRING an Experienced • Hotel Manager able to implement policies and procedures • Desk Clerk who has great attention to detail. Positions for hotel in Live Oak. Apply in person at the Econo Lodge in Lake City. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm 05532755Lead Teacher (Head Start Lake City) 10 month – Minimum associate degree in early childhood education or related field AND three years of classroom experience working with preschool-age children required; 40 hour introductory child care training; 5 Hour Literacy Course, Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, Must pass physical and DCF background screening requirements. Apply in person at 236 SWColumbia Ave or email resume to employment@sv4cs.or g (386-754-2222). 05532754Teacher(Floater) (Head Start – Ft. White/Branford/Mayo) 10 month – HS Diploma/GED, Age appropriate child development associate (CDA) or equivalent credential required; three years of classroom experience working with preschool age of children preferred. 5 Hour Literacy Course as required by DCF, Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, Must pass physical and DCF background screening requirements, Current First Aid/CPR preferred. Apply in person at 236 SWColumbia Ave or email resume to employment@sv4cs.or g (386-754-2222) 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 Florida’s Gateway, Inc. Attn: Human Resources at 1104 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, FL 32025. Fax to (386) 628-9321 or email lsurrency@elc-fg.or g by June 1, 2012. Recruitment & Retention Specialist Partnership for Strong Families is the lead agency for communitybased care in N Central Fl, providing services to ensure the safety, well-being & security of children & families through foster care & related services. Position will be responsible for the recruitment & support of Partner Families through MAPPtraining until they are licensed. Position requires travel & primarily works in Lake City/Live Oak. Minimum Requirements: BAin Social Services, PR/Marketing or a closely related field w/ 2 yrs of related social welfare or recruitment exp. Valid DL. Preferred: Child Protection Professional Certification. Hiring Range : $36,750-$45,937 Closes : 06/05/12 Please visit PSF’s website at www .pfsf.or g for complete specifications & description. PSF is an AA/EOE. RegisteredSleepTechnician (RPSGT) needed part-time for accredited sleep center. Fax resume to (386) 754-1712. SC SERVICES is Now Hiring Programmer Analyst *Access and SQLexperience Client Service Rep *Good communication skills and Microsoft Excel experience Located in Lake City w/ excellent benefits Apply online at: www .salliemae.candidatecare.com EOE – M/F/V/D SUMMER WORK GREATPAY! Immed. FT/PTopenings, customer sales/sv., will train, cond. apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP 386-269-0587 100Job OpportunitiesTANKER DRIVER Night Position & Part time day position needed, Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Transport Delivery Driver, Tues. Sat., Truck based in Lake City, Florida, Local Deliveries, Health Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation Competitive Pay Structure, Must have two years driver experience, clean MVR, Application available by emailing: info@jj-fuel.com Fax completed applications to Heather at 850-973-3702. Questions call 1-800-226-5434 after 3:00 p.m., Speak to Ronnie. TOPSALARYARNP to join internal medical practice. Top salary for qualified individual. Please call 386-984-5543 Wee Care of Columbia City is hiring CDATeachers. Full time & Part time available. Experience required. Apply in person. 120Medical Employment05532678LAKE 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 130Part Time K eyboard Player needed immediately for growing church. Full compensation. 386.965.4342 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 FREE KITTEN adorable long hair male and female, litter trained,wormed 7 weeks old call 386.623.5156 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 402Appliances WHIRLPOOLFull size refrig., white textured, no dings, no rust 33 wide, 31 deep, 65 tall. $300 OBO Contact 386-628-1036 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 DELLFLAT Panel monitor. 17 inch. $50. 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 409Jewelry PANDORABRACELET Sterling Silver w/gold lock and two gold clips. Cost $970 have receipt, Asking $625. Worn only a few times. 386-752-0593. 410Lawn & Garden EquipmentKubota B1750, 20 HPtractor in good condition, w/ HSTtransmission, ideal for gardening & yard work $2395 obo. Call 752-1874 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 BYRDS STORE CR 49. Fri. Sat.& Sun, (8-4). 247-240R CR 49R, 247 Beachville. CR 49N, 252 Pinemount Rd CR 49L. Lots of antiques, new items inside, outside if no Rain watch for signs. ESTATE SALE! Lots of antiques & collectibles, furn & H.H. items 941 NWEddie St, Lake City, 5/28 8am-2pm & 5/29 8am-12pm PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Oak table 6 chairs & 2 leaves, Ashley single bed frame $65, gold chair $40, dog agility tunnel $40 & hoop $30, Contact 755-3697 630Mobile Homes forRent2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo. plus deposit. Water & sewer furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 2/1 S/W, W/D room attached, CH/A$385. mo. plus $200. dep Contact 386-752-2254 3 BR/2 BA, spacious ,completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $795 month. & $795 deposit 386-752-7578 & 386-288-8401 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! Ref’s & dep req’d. 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 32’Den. North Pointe Homes 352-872-5566 NEWDOUBLE’Sby 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 HarborHomes 4/2 From $499 Mo. Loaded3/2 From $399 Mo. Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 ext. 210 705Rooms forRent Travel Trailer for rent furn. w/ microwave, fridge, laundry, tv, & internet.Smoke Free. Deposit req. Contact 386-965-3477 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. ft. & 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 $550. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351/352-208-2421 Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1, 1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A, $650 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 & 1Br’s from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl., Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly rates avail Call 386-752-2741 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentRooms 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 ForRent05532708LAKE CITY 3BR/2BA 1300 SF $895. mo“MOVE IN SPECIAL” OF$3003BR/2BA 1258 SF $925. mo 2BR/1BA 546 SF $495. mo 2 AVAILABLE3BR/1BA 1155 SF $725. mo JUSTREDUCED2BR/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. 2BR/1.5 BA Nice Townhome w/lrg fenced in back yard. Ceramic tile flooring. $700/mth + $500 sec. dep. Contact 386-854-0686 2br/1ba $550 mo. + sec., 4mi S. Lake City. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 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. SummerSpeical! Gorgeous, Lake View.2br/1ba Apartment. Close to downtown. $ 485 mo $585 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 Large 4/2 family home located in town near VAand DOT, New floors & paint. $850 mth. No Smokers. Call 386-758-8917 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 “Florida’s 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 3 ACRES w/ Home, White Springs Area! 3bd/2ba, den w/ fire place, Island Kitchen, owner will finance. Call Kevin 386-344-3975 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. 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. 950Cars forSale 1991 CADILLAC Deville Excellent condition, white leather seats ice cold air. 133,000 highway miles. $3650. Call 386-755-0556 951Recreational Vehicles25’COACHMAN travel trailer with all towing accessories. $3,000 Contact 386.752.2298


LIFE Sunday, May 27, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D With the Wellborn Blueberry Festival coming up, this is a good time to talk about this super fruit. Although blueberries are native to North America, they have only been grown in gardens for the past century. Picking where they grew wild was the method of obtaining blueberries before people began growing them in gardens and cultivated fields. Floridas winters are a little too short and mild for good production of some fruits. Many deciduous fruit cultivars require more winter chill exposure (temperatures below 45 degrees) than they are likely to receive, even in northern parts of Florida. Without sufficient chilling, plants just dont flower or leaf out well in the spring. Thank goodness for the efforts of plant breeders at the University of Florida and other research facilities. Cultivars of delicious and productive blueberries have been developed specifically for areas with mild winter temperatures such as ours. We can have blueberries from our back yard, from the U-pick blueberry farm down the road, or in all kinds of tasty foods offered at the festival in Wellborn next weekend. There are two types of blueberries grown in Florida, southern highbush and rabbiteye. Southern highbush blueberries are better adapted to areas south of Ocala and require a little more maintenance. Rabbiteye grow well in northern Florida when given a few soil and site requirements. Primarily, they dont like wet feet, so drainage must be good to 18 inches deep. The soil pH must be acid, about 4.0 to 5.5, so a pH test is recommended before preparing the soil. Check with the Extension office where the Master Gardeners provide free pH tests and suggestions on preparing the soil. Call 752-5384 We now have rabbiteye cultivars which can extend our harvest of homegrown blueberries from May through July. Early producers include Beckyblue, Bonita, and Climax which ripen in late May and early June in Gainesville. Cross pollination is needed and Climax has proven to be a good pollinator for both of the other early cultivars. Bees will have to be present in the area. The mid to late season producers seem to consistently have better yields because they bloom a little later and arent caught by any late cold snaps. Some of the best cultivars for home gardens include Brightwell, Powderblue, Tifblue, and Woodard. Thank goodness for blueberries Story ideas? Contact Robert BridgesEditor 754-0428rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Lake City ReporterFrom staff reportsBlue-stained fingers and T-shirts will be a common sight next weekend as Wellborn residents and visitors celebrate the harvest of the versatile and juicy blueberry. The 19th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival is Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 in historic downtown Wellborn. Admission is free. The festival is a celebration of the annual blueberry harvest and the major fundraiser for the non-profit Wellborn Community Association. The two-day festival will feature live entertainment headlined by the Willow Creek Band. The event is family friendly with childrens crafts, a talent contest and a variety of games. This years theme is Think Green. More than 90 vendors will sell crafts ranging from handmade mailboxes and jewelry to hand-painted pictures and knitted items, as well as food items My favorite part about the festival is having all the vendors come in, especially the food vendors, said Wendell Snowden, president of the Wellborn Community Association. Its like a carnival atmosphere. The community associations country store will have homemade pies, cobbler, jam, jelly, syrup and candy -all of the blueberry variety, of course -for sale. The Blueberry Bake-Off Contest judging is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday with the Lake City Reporters Taste Buddies Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollinsworth serving as judges. You name it, anything a person could bake for a dessert (the participants) have a tendency to do and add blueberries, Snowden said. It comes at a nice time where if youve been working all day you can go in, wind down, sit and go at it. The youth talent contest starts at 6 p.m. Friday and an adult talent contest is slated for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The festival continues from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with the famous blueberry pancake breakfast until 9:30 a.m. The breakfast includes three pancakes, three sausage links, orange juice and coffee. The meal is $5 for adults and $3 children. A third breakfast station will be available at the Wellborn Baptist Church on US 90, with a free shuttle running to the festival grounds. If you dont want to wait in line, be there at 7 in the morning, Snowden said. But it seems like people dont mind waiting in line. Its like a social event. Thats why its popular. Many come in groups to the breakfast just to socialize, he said. Some people have been to every festival and always come to the pancake breakfast, Snowden said. That seems to be the highlight of the festival for them. After breakfast the festival parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with floats from local businesses, churches and organizations. The camaraderie available at the Blueberry Festival brings people back each year to meet with familiar faces again, Snowden said. The Wellborn Blueberry Festival is free to the public. Its a festival not to be missed, he said. Its a festival for all of the family. For more information visit www.wellborncommunityassociation.com. See related photo on 2D. GARDEN TALK continued on 2D GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu FILEA cluster of blueberries adorn a plant awaiting to be picked by eager blueberry enthusiasts.FILEJeremy Koger, 3, tries to feed his 5-year-old sister, Abigail, a blueberry as she picks from a plant.19th Annual Wellborn festival will celebrate the harvest of the versatile and juicy fruit.FILEWellborn residents Peral Turner (left) and Judy Husocki display various blueberry-based treats, such as pie, cobbler, jams, syrups, muffins and bubble gums at a previous Welborn Blueberry Festival.


For some, the storm even shaped the adults they became.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI When Hurricane Andrew roared across South Florida 20 years ago this August, it flattened homes, uprooted trees and destroyed surburban blocks for miles around. One of just three Category 5 storms to strike the U.S. in the past 160 years, Andrew left at least 15 people dead and more than 150,000 people homeless, its 165 mph winds causing more than $25 billion in damage. Some of the most poignant images of the aftermath were those of children: Standing in food lines, idling in sweltering heat beside damaged homes, limp in the arms of rescue workers. Once back at school, some kids hid under desks, apprehensive whenever thunderstorms approached. Others spoke of nightmares that another hurricane would strike. Disaster really exposes all our childhood beliefs, said Jon Shaw, a psychiatrist at the University of Miami who studied children in the aftermath of the storm. To discover that people are unable to provide for you, protect you, is an increased understanding of how the world works. As another hurricane season opens in June, what was one of the worst U.S. natural disasters has increasingly become a fading memory. For the children who lived through Andrew though, each new threat still brings a vivid recollection. For some, the storm even shaped the adults they became. Laura Tsiltlidze, Dante Diaz and Marcela Rubio will each be thinking of the hurricane this summer. I will remember it, too.Disaster with colorIn Laura Tsiltlidzes work at a large insurance company, disasters are measured in numbers: Claims filed, dollars lost, payments made. But its hard for the 27-year-old to look at the figures coldly. She thinks of the people behind them, and shes reminded of the storm that ripped away rooftops, knocked out power and shook the walls of her familys home. I see it with a lot of color, she says. Tsiltlidze, her parents and three siblings survived Hurricane Andrew crunched together in a bathroom with no windows. She remembers the wind howling as the storm gained in fury before dawn on Aug. 24, 1992. She still recalls the antsy, nervous movements of her 2-year-old brother. She could feel the walls vibrating as she leaned against them. Then as the storm abated, she and her family walked outside and entered a changed world: Tiles, roofing, tar, leaves and garbage littered the ground. A big tree in the front yard had fallen, luckily, away from their home. In all, authorities estimated that Andrew destroyed more than 25,000 homes and damaged more than 100,000 others as it tore through entire neighborhoods. While at least 15 deaths were directly attributed to the storm, there were reports of several other deaths indirectly from its passage. On the ground, she and her siblings found birds injured by the debris. They picked them up from the muck and put them in shoeboxes. None of them survived, she says. Several rooms, including her own, had roof damage, so the Tsiltlidzes spent weeks sleeping on the living room floor. There was no electricity for more than a month and running water was scarce. Theyd take sponge baths and bathe every few days in a nearby lake. For a child, the evening cookouts and nights spent in sleeping bags almost seemed fun. As an adult, she sees it through a different prism. Hurricanes arent just a burst of orange, green and yellow swirling on a radar screen, or a set of numbers added up, totaling the enormity of destruction. These are people who have lost something, she says. I guess it was me during Andrew.Amazed by the windDiaze Diaz had just turned 9. He and his sister, whose birthdays are less than a month apart, were planning a party for the next week. Their mother purchased FernGully decorations, from an animated film about a magical rain forest, and had gifts hidden in a closet. The Diaz family lived in a one-story, beige colored house with a white tile roof in Cutler Ridge, a middle-class neighborhood set along Biscayne Bay, just south of Miami. As the hurricane approached, Cutler Ridge was evacuated. The Diazes left nearly everything behind: their dogs, family photographs, books, clothing, the birthday presents. As Diaz settled into sleep at his grandmothers house that night, the sound of a window slamming shut awoke him. Small rocks began banging against the house, and a metal shed rattled in the yard as the wind tore it apart. The family gathered in a closet and Diaz fell asleep standing up. Hours later, his grandmothers white colored house was green from the leaves stuck to the exterior. At his home in Cutler Ridge, the windows were blown out and the ceiling caving in. The dogs had survived but were covered in insulation. It was six months before the family could move back. Diaz recalls trying to salvage books and clothing from his bedroom, and his dad promising to buy him all new stuff. The birthday gifts were still in his mothers closet, but the packaging was so wet he could push his fingers through them. I remember thinking how remarkable it was, that wind could do all that, says Diaz, now 28. As the years passed, Diaz grew more and more curious about what happened. He checked out books on hurricanes from the library. By high school, he was tracking hurricanes at home and had decided to study meteorology. Today, he is a tropical meteorologist, tracking hurricanes and tropical storms for ImpactWeather in Texas. A fellow meteorologist there, Andrew Hagen, also was a child living in Miami during Hurricane Andrew. At work, Diaz keeps photographs in a notebook of his house after the storm. He looks at them every day.Worse than warMarcela Rubio lived in Honduras, but in the summer of 1992, her mother was working as a live-in housekeeper in Miami. Rubio went to visit and in late August they found themselves caught in the fury of Andrew. Her mother worked for a Lebanese-Israeli family that lived in an apartment near the water. Like others, they decided to pass the storm at a friends house further inland. Rubio remembers being excited about spending the weekend at a big house with a shaded pool. The 10 adults and four children at the house crammed into a hallway as the strongest winds approached. They held their knees to their chests and listened to a battery-operated radio. Rubio recalls the nervous worried talk of the adults, uttered in French, Arab and Israeli accents. This is worse than the war in Lebanon! one cried. The house was barely left standing: The windows and roof were gone by the time the last gusts ceased. Everything, she remembers, was covered in glass, like something she might have seen in Honduras. To see that happen in the United States, a wealthy nation, somewhat connected the two places in my mind and made them equal for a brief moment, she said. She returned to Honduras but moved to the United States a year later, and the storm has remained a vestige connecting her to Miami. Today, Rubio, 27, is a caseworker for the City of Miami Beach. Each hurricane season, she makes presentations to the elderly on storm preparations. There is a deep understanding among those who went through (Andrew), she said. But I feel that it has almost become folklore, and it could never happen again.Long recoveryMy house was largely spared but our neighborhood was mostly demolished. A two-story house on our block was reduced to one. The trees that had neatly lined our street were scattered across the lawns in pieces, or missing altogether. A few doors down, my friends house was left uninhabitable. I remember going inside with her to try and find clothing; most of it was ruined. When we looked up to the ceiling we could see the sky. Its the sky I remember most vividly. Stars are usually hard to see in Miami. The city is large, dense and filled with lights. But for those few weeks without electricity, nature provided us with an exquisite view. The recovery felt unbearably long. I remember the empty aisles at the supermarket, and going from one store to another in search of bottled water and a generator to power our refrigerator with my parents. When we finally found a block of dry ice, our joy was uncontainable. Slowly, the streets were cleared and roofs repaired. My father and our neighbors lined the block with royal palms, chosen because they were the most likely to withstand another storm, though they looked small and unremarkable when they were first put in. A year later, I was assigned at school to write an essay on a life-changing experience. I wrote about Hurricane Andrew. The essay won a school prize and there began my interest in chronicling stories. Many other events would chart the path toward becoming a journalist, but if it had not been for Hurricane Andrew, I may never have discovered the value of capturing experience in writing. I am reminded of the sights and sounds of Andrew whenever I report on a storm today. The house where we lived looks remarkably similar to how it did before the storm. There is a new owner and to a passer-by, it would be hard to tell a hurricane had ever blown through. The only thing that looks different is the trees. They now reach high above the tallest rooftops on the street. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012 GARDEN TALK: Thank goodness for blueberriesContinued From Page 1D 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx2DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package 386-243-8298 800-595-7760 752-5470 754-1411, ext. 106 Conference Center 386-364-5250 758-2088 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap.Haley Drake Angel Caban May 19, 2012 ~ Mary Beth Millikin Chad Everett May 26, 2012 ~ Kristina Rodriquez Eli Tuggle June 2, 2012 ~ Holly King Chris Tomlinson June 2, 2012 ~ Shauna Osteen John Teele June 10, 2012 ~ Becky Carswell Jim Carruth July 21, 2012 China, Crystal, Flatware and GiftsCouples registered: 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 Page Editor: Xxx, 754-xxxx2DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package 386-243-8298 800-595-7760 752-5470 754-1411, ext. 106 Conference Center 386-364-5250 758-2088 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap.Haley Drake Angel Caban May 19, 2012 ~ Mary Beth Millikin Chad Everett May 26, 2012 ~ Kristina Rodriquez Eli Tuggle June 2, 2012 ~ Holly King Chris Tomlinson June 2, 2012 ~ Shauna Osteen John Teele June 10, 2012 ~ Becky Carswell Jim Carruth July 21, 2012 China, Crystal, Flatware and GiftsCouples registered: ENGAGEMENTMohl-BorerSteven Mohl and Carla Rey of Leesburg, Ga. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Lorraine Mohl of Albany, Ga., to Nathan Thomas Borer of Albany, Ga., son of Barbara and Donald Borer of Lake City. The bride is also the daughter of Steven and Diana Mohl, and Brett and Carla Rey. The wedding is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Macon, Ga. A reception will follow at Le Piada, Macon, Ga. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Lee County High School, a 2005 graduate of Darton College with an associates degree, and a 2008 graduate of University of Georgia with a bachelors in athletic training. She received her masters in math education from UGA in 2009 and currently works as an assistant athletic director and mathematics instructor at Darton College in Albany, Ga. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Columbia High School and is currently attending Florida Gateway College for a degree in business administration. He is self-employed as an auction buyer and reseller. Southern Made Company co-owner Sharon Wallace, of Clemont, describes her homemade buttermilk, blue cheese and wing sauces See related story on Page 1D. FILEWellborn Blueberry Festival is June 1-2 For more information on blueberry varieties, go to http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ hs215 The best time to plant bare root or container grown blueberries is during the winter. So while you are planning out your edible garden, be sure to add some juicy blueberries. And make good use of your local U-pick blueberry farms right now! D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Children of Andrew still recall 1992 hurricane In all, authorities estimated that Andrew destroyed more than 25,000 homes and damaged more than 100,000 others as it tore through entire neighborhoods.


LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 3D By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressSweet potato vines dec orating window boxes? Blueberry plants prized more for their foliage than their fruit? Some flowers and veg etables are as appealing in the home garden as they are on the menu. “We generally are inter ested in something to eat when we grow vegetables. In some cases, however, certain vegetable cultivars have been bred and select ed for their ornamental characteristics rather than their food quality,” said Dan Gill, a Louisiana State University AgCenter horti culturist. Ornamental sweet pota toes are a prime example, he said. “They’ve been really popular in the last 15 or 20 years,” Gill said. “The early ones can easily cover 5 square feet. Plant a few in a container and they will fill it in.” Sweet potatoes are vin ing plants, members of the morning glory family, so they work equally well as low-growing bedding plants, as ground cover, on climbing arbors or trailing from hanging baskets, he said. “They can be aggressive, however. Breeders are developing hybrids that are less vigorous and that play well in mixed beds with other plants,” Gill said. “They do produce an edible crop but they’re not that tasty. Gardeners like them more for their col ored foliage.” Blueberries are anoth er great multi-use option, said Scott NeSmith, a research horticulturist at the University of Georgia-Griffin campus. “We’re seeking a variety of novel blueberry types, with (an) emphasis on berry colors, plant shape and form, fall color, dwarf ness and other interesting traits,” he said. “We want consumers to surround themselves with flavorful beauty.” Some other appetizing ornamentals: — Kale, Swiss chard, parsley, chives, rosemary, sage and mustards. — Black peppers, chili, sweet peppers and hops. The latter “beautifully and vigorously cover an arbor or fence, and the young strings taste quite good,” said Rose Marie Nichols McGee, owner of Nichols Garden Nursery in Albany, Ore. — Elderberries and strawberries. — Eggplants, squash and zucchini, cabbages, artichokes and beets. Just as there are orna mental fruits and vegeta bles, so, too, are there edi ble flowers, garden beau ties that provide culinary treats. Some nominees: — Hostas (blooms), day lilies (tubers, buds), dande lions (flowers when picked young), marigolds (“poor man’s saffron”), begonias. — Sunflowers (buds), yucca (petals, fruit), laven der (blooms), nasturtium (leaves, petals). A couple of cautions, however, about adding flowers to the menu: “Never use flowers for garnishing unless you know for certain they are edible,” said Gill, adding, “Some flowers, like the plants that produce them, are poisonous.” Also, do not eat flow ers that may have been sprayed with pesticides or picked along roadsides. Wash flowers thoroughly before plating up, and eat them in small quantities. “If you’re buying a plant off the shelf, wait a month before you use it for culi nary reasons,” McGee said. “By then, it’s prob ably OK. If you’ve been growing it yourself and know how it’s been han dled, there should be no risk. The same goes for anything organic. But if its background is unknown, be careful.”Some edibles are great as ornamentals ASSOCIATED PRESSA weeping larch is shown in Scarsdale, N.Y., in this und ated photo. By MICHELLE LOCKEAssociated PressEnjoying good wine in the great outdoors is fun, but toting glass bottles on the trail is no picnic. Enter the new crop of alternatively packaged wines in cartons, cans and other trail-ready options. Sure, for actual hydration you’ll want to tote along water or whatever energy drink you favor. But for that moment when the hike is done, the mountain bike path conquered, or you’re just relaxing and grilling a few steaks on a lazy Sunday, these wines make it easy to blend libations with explorations. As Brad Day, a wine lover and outdoorsman who runs the outdoor activities website WeekendSherpa.com puts it, “It adds a nice element to sitting back and enjoy-ing the natural surround-ings.” So here are some wines that make good traveling partners. — PACK A POUCHThe Climber is billed as “all-terrain wine trans-port,” and it is. Available in chardonnay or caber-net sauvignon, this wine comes in a foil pouch with a hole punched at the top so it can be clipped to a backpack with a carabiner hook. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that The Climber comes from Clif Family Winery founded by Gary Erickson and wife Kit Crawford, the people behind the Clif energy bar. The Climber is widely available and also can be found at the Clif winery tasting room Vela Vino in St. Helena, a popular spot with bicyclists. The pouch holds the equivalent of two regular bottles and has a sug-gested retail of $17, so the wine is light on your wal-let as well as your pack. The winery works with the group 1 Percent for the Planet, and 1 percent of Climber sales go to charity, in this case a part-nership with Trees for the Future. What to pair with it? Gorp is good, or if you want to go a little more upscale you might try the Smoked Paprika Almonds from the Gary & Kit’s Napa Valley line of snacks. — HAVE A CAN-DO ATTITUDE You may be more used to seeing beer in cans, but there are a few wines available in aluminum. A fun wine to try is Sophia minis from the Francis Ford Coppola winery. This is the win-ery’s Sophia blanc de blancs spar-kling wine that is a blend of pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and muscat, but in a pink 187-milliliter can, complete with a tiny straw (suggested retail $5). Another option is FLASQ wines from JT Wines. These are sold in 375-milliliter aluminum half bottles that chill quickly and are recyclable. Available in chardonnay, merlot and a cuvee blanc (a white blend), they come with a suggested retail of $5.99 to $7.99. Finally... a wine you can drop. — BET ON A BOXSeveral wines are available in cartons and a reli-able line is Bandit wines from Napa Valley wine-maker Joel Gott. Available in several varietals and blends, including sangria, the wines are available in 1-liter or 500-milliliter boxes and are priced at around $9 for the liter. Or, if you’re going to be gone for a while or have a crowd with you, you could kick it old-school and go with one of the bag-in-box wines that hold the equiva-lent of four bottles. Day recalls going for a back-packing trip with friends and toting along some Black Box Wines, one of the pioneers in putting quality wine in a box. New packaging offers wine to go for picnic season By JULIE WATSONAssociated PressCORONADO, Calif. — Like a Hollywood star, Coronado’s 1.5 mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand. That’s one of the reasons why Coronado — flanked by the iconic hotel featured in Marilyn Monroe’s 1958 film “Some Like It Hot” — has been named the No. 1 beach in the United States in the 2012 survey by “Dr. Beach” professor Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University. It is the first time “Dr. Beach” has given the top slot to California in the more than two decades that he has been ranking beaches in the United States based on their environmental quality and safety for swimmers. Coronado Beach, on a peninsula across the bay from San Diego, has near-perfect Mediterranean weather and a postcard backdrop. “I think it’s one of the most super beaches around,” said Leatherman, director of FIU’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. Rounding out the top 10 this year were No. 2, Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii; No. 3, Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.; No. 4, St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle; No. 5, Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii; No. 6, Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.; No. 7, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii; No. 8, Cape Florida State Park near Miami.; No. 9, Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.; and No. 10, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. Leatherman ranks beaches on 50 criteria, including the look and feel of the sand, water quality, weather, facili ties and crowds. A top score is 250. Coronado came in the 230s, los ing points because its water temperature hov ering in the 60s allows for only a quick dip for most, Leatherman said. California’s chilly coastal waters have cost its pristine beaches points when they’ve been up against balmy contend ers in Florida and Hawaii in the past. Coronado Beach was runner-up last year to Florida’s Siesta Beach. Once a beach tops Leatherman’s list, it is retired from consider ation for future rankings. A No. 1 spot on the popular list typically brings a 15-to-20-percent boost in visitors. Leatherman said Coronado is great for skim boarding (gliding on the water with a small, finless surfboard) and walking. The wide, flat beach is lined by majestic mansions and the Hotel del Coronado. Known as “Hotel Del,” the National Historic Landmark with its peaked red roof was built in 1888 and is the last of California’s Victorian seaside resorts. Coronado is also the name of the swanky-yet-quaint city on a peninsula populated by Navy officers and some of California’s wealthi est. It can be reached by ferry boat for a few dol lars from downtown San Diego. There is free parking at the beach but it is on a public street so it can be challenging, Leatherman said. On a recent spring afternoon, tourists from China to Russia sprawled out on its beach in front of “Hotel Del,” lounging on blankets in the sun. A Navy ship dotted the horizon. One man aimed his camera upward, thrilled as the quiet lap ping of waves was inter rupted with the roar of a Navy jet from a nearby base doing a training exercise. Lifelong San Diego County resident 55-year-old Nellie Landeros said it is her favorite beach. “It’s gorgeous,” she said. “Just the setting alone feels like we’re in another world.” Billy Pavlacka, 51, has been visiting Coronado Beach weekly for 30 years. Known as “The Sand Castle Man,” Pavlacka was building a towering castle with rows of arches and spheres. He said he spotted an aircraft carrier and submarine earlier that day. Flecks of the glittery mica mineral make the sand shimmer in the sunlight. “If you look at the sand you can see it sparkling,” said a tanned Pavlacka, with gray locks peeking out from under his base ball cap. “People ask me all the time if it’s gold.” The top 10 list is in its 22nd year. Beaches do not pay to be evaluated for the top 10 best beaches list. Leatherman said he visits top 10 candidates incog nito to collect sand and water samples for study. California’s Coronado named nation’s best beach A child chases a sea gull on the Coronado Beach in Coronado, Calif., recently. The Coronado Beach has been named America’s best beach. Coronado Beach tops the 2012 list of Top 10 Beaches produced annually by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as “Dr. Beach,” director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal R esearch. Below: Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii is number two on the 2012 list of Top 10 Beaches. ASSOCIATED PRESSASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESSA Climber pouch filled with Cabernet Sauvignon wine is poured into a glass on a patio table recently at the Velo Vino tast-ing room and bike center in St. Helena, Calif.


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DEAR ABBY: From time to time you print letters about acts of kindness, and I’d like to relate one I witnessed: I was working as a cashier in a grocery store. An elderly woman came through my line with about 10 items in her basket, including some strawberries and short-cakes. Making small talk, I commented on how nice the berries looked. She agreed, and informed me that they were a little treat for herself. She said she didn’t have much on her late husband’s pension. When I told her the total, her face fell and she asked me to take the strawberries and short-cakes off because she couldn’t afford them. I was sad and embarrassed for her. I thought about buy-ing them myself, but had no cash on me and wasn’t sure if it might violate a store policy. She paid for the remainder of her items and went outside to rest on a bench before walking home. I began scanning the next customer’s items while trying to put out of my mind the sadness I felt at the lady’s disappoint-ment. My customer asked me why the lady hadn’t taken her strawberries. I explained and continued totaling the woman’s sale. The woman then told me to include the straw-berries -not for herself, but for the lady outside. She wanted no praise or thanks and asked me to give them to the lady. I took them to the lady on the bench and explained that the woman in line behind her had purchased them for her. She looked down at the strawberries, tucked them into her bag and began to cry, murmuring about the kindness of strangers. I went back inside and had to explain to the next 15 minutes’ worth of custom-ers in my line why I was crying. The woman who bought the strawberries never saw how grateful the lady was, nor how touched I was, or my co-workers and other customers were -not only by her kindness, but her humility in making her gift anonymous. -INDIANA READER DEAR INDIANA READER: Thank you for a sweet and uplifting letter. I’m sure it will stimulate others to consider how they, too, can help the less fortunate. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: Because many women have stopped wearing pantyhose or stockings when they go out on a dinner date or formal function, would it be a fair turnaround for me to put on a three-piece suit and tie and not wear any socks? -SOCKLESS IN MICHIGAN DEAR SOCKLESS: Women who forgo panty-hose or stockings in hot weather usually do it because they’re wearing strappy sandals or open-toed summer footwear. Hosiery doesn’t look right with them. I have seen men -at least on the West Coast -wear T-shirts under their sport coats and go barefoot in their loafers. But I have never seen a man don a three-piece suit and tie and go sockless. (And I never hope to.) DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take action. If you believe in something or someone, follow your instincts and make a move. Socializing or shar-ing ideas will lead to solid partnerships. Love is in the stars, and romancing someone important to you will pay off. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Not everyone will be on your team. Size up your situation and do whatever it takes to protect your heart, your assets and the things you cherish. Don’t be fooled by a big talker. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put in extra effort and avoid senseless disputes. Focus your energy on self-improvement and making money. Working toward greater security is crucial. Don’t overspend on luxury items or loved ones. Offer emotional support, not cash. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be privy to infor-mation that is not widely known. Be proactive when it comes to your financial dealings. Fixing up your digs may be required, but be careful not to overpay someone to do a job you can do yourself. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t donate to a cause in order to impress someone. Charity begins at home, and making sure you have taken care of your family’s needs and your own is vital if you are going to keep the peace. Love is high-lighted. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t push, or someone will push back. Bide your time and see what everyone else does before you make a move. Be smart and calcu-lating. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ve got what it takes to dazzle everyone around you. Your sponta-neity will help you drum up excitement and the support you need to reach your goals. Travel and learning will pay off, and love and romance should highlight your day. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Improve a project or idea by adding a feature that will differentiate you from the competition. A social affair can alter your professional objectives. You shouldn’t have to spend money to impress someone. Don’t invest in someone else. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look for an adventure or get involved in something that will bring you emotional, men-tal and physical stimula-tion. Trust in your instincts and avoid getting into an argument with someone who thinks differently. Do your own thing. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Spend time making personal improvements that will pay off emotionally and financially. The more you do outside your normal rou-tine, the more impressed everyone will be with your adaptability. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make changes at home. Whether you redecorate, alter your lifestyle or make a residential move, you must enhance your world emotionally, mentally and financially. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t make a move in order to please someone else. Refuse to let any-one put pressure on you. Choose the people you associate with carefully. Someone will be dishonest or will not have your best interest in mind. +++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD Act of supermarket kindness touches cashier and others GARCONITSMERBISMPSOMEARASOLARORBECAP WEEDSHALLOVERCOMEELA INKCEESAKAIKNEW TREADEDTHESHODOFIRAN HADLUNCHLIMPEDMOLE PENATILTESOJEER RIGHTOFWADEARTURO ANIOBLADIPEALONERS DRAMLAIOMOOEGRETNOMOREMISTERNICEGUIDE OMBREKISSMEANEBR REISERSICCWPOSTPUN ELEVENCHEESETRADE ODICBAMWHEELDOA DINOARIOSOSKIPROPE WANDERINGJUDEINSALES ARIELCOLIPADDRS LINWHOLENUDEBALLGAMELEGEUSESPIELPIDGIN ASSSHESANTSYSTPETE Answers to last Sunday’s Crossword. Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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By SAMANTHA CRITCHELLAssociated PressNEW YORK Ricky and Ralph Lauren dont just have a great house in New Yorks Hamptons, they have a happy home there. Its where they spend lovely, fun-filled summer weekends and where they have cozy winter nights. They serve fancy foods, such as lobster souffle and towers of beets, arugula and goat cheese, and comfort fare like challah-bread French toast and brownies. Sure, theres help nowadays, Ricky says, but she likes to do as much of it as she can: decorating, cooking, general good hostessing. She also likes a full house, and her now-grown chil dren, their spouses and their friends, are often there. Theres a very grounding thing about family, spending time together, cooking for them, having their friends over, she says. It feeds you not only with food, but with love. Shes put together a new book, The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History, opening up the inside world of one of fashions most famous labels. Its full of that classic, clean, Americana style that Ralph Lauren and clan have come to symbolize and have used to make lots and lots of money. Nice things have happened in our lives, Ricky says with a smile. But what strikes a reader right away is how normal mom, dad, two sons and daughter seem to be. The kids were skeptical of eating salmon, and they learned to ride bikes with Ralph holding a broomstick for them to use for balance. There even might have been some questionable fashion moments. The home is where the family gathers, talks together. Is it perfect? Ricky says. How can it be perfect with all those people! The Laurens have been regu lars on Long Islands tip for 40 years, starting in the early 1970s in the converted barn that was part of someone elses mansion in Southampton. It was rugged, and Ricky once found a birds nest on one of the ledges of its indoor wooden ceiling beams. Shed use the big kitchen sink to alternate baths for her first child, Andrew, and their big dog. Their Amagansett houses there were two served as Rickys base when Ralph would commute to Manhattan. No television needed there, she says, because there was so much to keep her and the kids busy. At their old shingled saltbox in East Hampton, Rickys mom would visit often and she was charged with making the coffee each morning. The screening room, which would later become a McMansion must-have, was a freestanding pull-down screen in the living room. When they settled into Montauk, the area was still pretty remote, even if they had moved into the house previously occupied by John Lennon and Leonard Bernstein, says Ricky. The community is more bustling now, but the house is on a high cliff and surrounded by lush greenery. Theyre an outdoorsy group, she says, and everything is about bringing the beach inside or, better yet, setting up as much as they can on the other side of all the glass sliding doors. She likes the small seating areas created by enclaves of lavender blooms and rhododendrons. It was after they moved here in the 80s that Ricky started to think more about a healthy lifestyle and diet. For this book, shes gone farther, she explains, redoing recipes with less butter, less sugar and less fuss. Eliminating things you can live without seems a good overall philosophy, she says with a smile. Even during this interview, done at Ralph Laurens Madison Avenue headquarters, she goes back for her bottle of water in another room instead of cracking open a new one. She makes herself comfortable in son Davids office, promising she wont eat the food he leaves at his desk. Even more importantly, she tells him she wont play with his Star Wars collectables. The book has many family photos dotted among the picture-perfect displays of picnic food and how-to instructions on setting the perfect atmosphere for a barbecue. There werent any objections about using the one with Andrew making eyebrows with watermelon rinds and David making googly eyes with water glasses. No problem with Dylan in her diaper and bloomers, either. Theyre embarrassed when theyre young to talk about them, but they love hearing about themselves as kids when they are adults, Ricky says. Its largely for her kids that she did the book, she explains; its really just a more comprehensive version of the journals and albums shes created and kept for them. I hope its all entertaining enough for other people. The focus is the Hamptons because thats really where their magic happens, even if they also have other wonderful homes, in places such as Telluride, Colo., and Bedford, N.Y. Ricky says she particularly loves the beach in the wintertime and she can light her own fire, thank you very much. (The key is rolling up newspaper in tubes and arranging them in the shape of a tent to get the fire started, she says.) She makes a point of greeting all guests in the driveway, but at the point youre invited into their home, youre probably more like family, anyway, Ricky says. Most people that come through the door are people we really know so its easy to entertain them. I always try to be welcoming, gracious and I think about their comfort. Even with so many options at her immediate disposal, Ricky says shes not looking to constantly change things by redecorating or renovating. She wouldnt be surprised if this year the biggest change is switching out her collection of seashells. If you have what you love, why would you change it? 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY MAY 27, 2012 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 6DLIFE 3140 NW Medical Center Lane, Suite 130, Lake City, FL 32055Dr. Glenn and his staff are ready and equipped to treat your orthopedic concerns. To schedule your new patient appointment or for more information, please call (386) 755-9720. Ofce Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm / Friday, 8am to 12pm Accepting Most Insurance Plans www.LakeCityMedical.com Welcomes LAKE CITY MEDI C A L CENTERJeffrey C. Glenn, DOLake City Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jeffrey C. Glenn, DO. Dr. Glenn is a board-certied orthopedic surgeon Fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery. Services provided: Fracture Care Hip Replacement Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement Trigger Finger Sports Injury Care Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder Surgery On-site X-ray Carpel Tunnel Same Day Service Includes SaturdayLake CityLake City Commons Center(Publix Shopping)752-3733 CarryingVera BradleyCONTACTSEYE EXAMSby Independent Optometrist 2 Complete Pair Eyeglasses 2 Complete Pair 2 Complete Pair $119Includes Lenses & FramesSome Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012NOW FREE GLASSES FREEPAIR OF GLASSESBuy one complete pair of glasses at regular price & receive aSome Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012 $99 1 PairEyeglassesIncludes lenses & frames.Some Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012NOW Where you get the Best for LessAsk about Care Credit 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 6DLIFE 3140 NW Medical Center Lane, Suite 130, Lake City, FL 32055Dr. Glenn and his staff are ready and equipped to treat your orthopedic concerns. To schedule your new patient appointment or for more information, please call (386) 755-9720. Ofce Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm / Friday, 8am to 12pm Accepting Most Insurance Plans www.LakeCityMedical.com Welcomes LAKE CITY MEDI C A L CENTERJeffrey C. Glenn, DOLake City Medical Center is pleased to welcome Jeffrey C. Glenn, DO. Dr. Glenn is a board-certied orthopedic surgeon Fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery. Services provided: Fracture Care Hip Replacement Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement Trigger Finger Sports Injury Care Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder Surgery On-site X-ray Carpel Tunnel Same Day Service Includes SaturdayLake CityLake City Commons Center(Publix Shopping)752-3733 CarryingVera BradleyCONTACTSEYE EXAMSby Independent Optometrist 2 Complete Pair Eyeglasses 2 Complete Pair 2 Complete Pair $119Includes Lenses & FramesSome Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012NOW FREE GLASSES FREEPAIR OF GLASSESBuy one complete pair of glasses at regular price & receive aSome Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012 $99 1 PairEyeglassesIncludes lenses & frames.Some Restrictions Apply.COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES MAY 31, 2012NOW Where you get the Best for LessAsk about Care Credit Ricky Lauren likes a lived-in look for her homes ASSOCIATED PRESSA breakfast setting is shown from The Hamptons: Food, Family and History, a book by Ricky Lauren in this undated image released courtesy of Ralph Lauren. Ricky Lauren, wife of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, put together the book that gives readers an insider look at one of fashions most famous labels. Its full of that classic, clean, Americana style that Ralph Lauren and clan have come to symbolize. Designer Ralph Lauren, left, and his wife, Ricky are shown with their children, from left, David, Andrew and Dylan in East Hampton, New York and used in The Hamptons: Food, Family and History, a book by Ricky Lauren in this 1975 family photo released by Ralph Lauren. ASSOCIATED PRESS Theres a very grounding thing about family, spending time together, cooking for them, having their friends over. It feeds you not only with food, but with love.Ricky Lauren