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By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe accused triggerman in a convenience store robbery and shooting is the father-in-law of his alleged accomplice, according to marriage records from Franklin County, Ohio. The alleged kill-er, Larry Ernest Grandison, 42, of Lake City, remains at large. His son-in-law, James Leonard Johnson, 23, Lake City, was appre-hended May 19 in Jacksonville. According to police, Grandison shot and killed store owner Rajni Patel dur-ing the April 27 robbery of A&M Discount Beverages on Duval Street. Johnson, Grandisons alleged accomplice, took money from behind the counter but did not fire a weapon, police said. He faces charges including felony murder. Johnson married Grandisons daughter, Sheena Marie Grandison, 22, in Ohio on Sept. 19, 2011, records show. Sheena Grandison, a 2007 graduate of Columbia High School, said her family has been treated unfairly during the investigation. Everyone is going through changes because of this, she said. People have had to move, people have shut their businesses down and peo-ples names have been slan-dered. She continued, The pub-lic is horrible in the things they have said and the way they have treated me. There is no evidence.... Regardess, she expressed sympathy for the Patel fam-ily. A woman identifying herself as Jo Ellen Poindexter Roberts, Johnsons mother, called the Lake City Reporter from Ohio to defend CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Seger makes Hall of Fame. COMING TUESDAY City council coverage. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CObituaries .............. 5AAdvice................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5B 89 63 Mostly Sunny WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS PAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Allen feels goodabout Tigersin 2nd year. Foster kids andfather figures onFathers Day. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 103 1D 1B By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLake City Police Department officer David Broom was fired Friday in the wake of an on-duty traffic accident last year. According to information released by LCPD late Friday, Broom was terminated because his actions leading up to the crash violated state law and department policy. Broom and local businesswoman Ruby Earline Parker were injured when their vehicles col-lided at the intersection of Sisters Welcome Road and U.S. Highway 90 on Sept. 6. The 87-year-old Parker remained hospitalized or in a rehabilitation center until her death five months later. It was determined through crash data and information recorded on Brooms Event Data Collector, that he was driving 76 miles per hour, records show. He was not en route to an emergency call and did not have emergency lights or siren activated, Florida Highway Patrol reports said. The speed limit on U.S. Highway 90 in Lake City is 45 mph. Brooms speed was deter-mined by FHP to be a contribut-ing factor in the crash. Brooms drivers license was suspended for three months as a Officerfired inwake ofcrash87-year-old womannever fully recovered following accident. Family ties link murder suspects Accused triggerman is father-in-law of alleged accomplice in robbery. Grandison Leonard Patel FAMILY continued on 3A CRASH continued on 3APhotos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterA customer walks into the A&M Discount Beverage store Fri day. The suspect in the killing of storeowner Rajni Patel, beli eved by police to be Larry Ernest Grandison, approaches the front counter of A&M Beverages the afternoon of April 27. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County Clerk of Courts office may be able to avoid laying off some of its employees if a $29.5 million plan by the Florida Legislature allow-ing court clerks to use court fees and fine pay-ments for their budgets is approved. Florida lawmakers have controlled the overall bud-get of the clerks since 2009, even though the clerks are elected officials. This year clerks statewide budget was set to be cut by $30 million. The cuts were made during the last week of the legislative session and could have resulted in up to 900 employees los-ing their jobs statewide. In some counties, branch offices were scheduled to be closed as well and employees could have had their hours reduced. Obviously it would impact us in a positive man-ner because currently were scheduled to experience some layoffs and shifting of folks and I would cer-tainly welcome being able to stay where I am as far as the budget goes, said Columbia County Clerk of Court P. DeWitt. In March, Cason said the local clerks office could lose 2.5 full-time positions as a result of budget cuts. Cason said the local clerks office is broken up into two divisions courts and non-courts. Non-courts duties include recording of public documents, pay-ing the countys bills and making investments. The courts side has administra-tive duties of keeping court records and court evidence storage. The budget cuts would have impacted the court side. Cason said the money would prevent the Columbia County Clerk of Courts office from having to lay off employees and shifting more people from the court side. A spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott reportedly said that the governor has already signed off on the proposal because the money would come from County clerk could avoid layoffs if plan OKdLawmakers may allowcounties to keep moneycollected for fines, fees. CLERK continued on 3A An abandoned gas station, located on U.S. Highway 441 jus t north of Interstate 10, sits on land that has a brownfield designation. Much o f downtown Lake City and areas north of downtown are also classified as brow nfields. For more on the designation and what it means to the local community, see Page 1C. BrownfieldJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter By BEN FELLERAP White House CorrespondentCHICAGO With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will contain its financial mess and keep it from torpedoing the U.S. economy and his re-election chances along with it. Yet as he prepares for summit talks beginning Monday in Mexico with the other world leaders, Obama is down to the power of persuasion and little else. A looming, perilous Greek election and Europe's inter-nal politics are controlling the debate. Given the teetering global economy and the breadth of leaders about to gather in the coastal resort of Los Cabos, the Group of 20 summit meeting carries the weight of expecta-tions it is not likely to meet. Most of its members are not part of Europe and they have no power to drive how the continent manages its crisis, although do they come looking for signs of progress and urgency. That clearly is the case for Obama, locked in a tight elec-tion that may be decided sin-glehandedly by whether U.S. job growth sinks or climbs over the next five months. While economic challenge will dominate the summit, the agenda runs deeper. In talks on the sidelines, Obama will confront the blood-shed in Syria and the nuclear threat in Iran. He will meet Obama, world want bold signs from Europe at G-20SUMMIT continued on 6A1A
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays n Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is 69. n Singer Barry Manilow is 66. n Comedian Joe Piscopo is 61. n Actor Thomas Haden Church is 52. n Actor Greg Kinnear is 49. n Speedskaer Dan Jansen is 47. n Singer Paulina Rubio is 41. n Tennis player Venus Williams is 32. n Actress Connie Fisher is 29. 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: 22=26-37-42 13 Friday: 10-21-23-28-36 Saturday: Afternoon: 0-1-4 Evening: 4-7-3 Saturday: Afternoon: 0-7-5-6 Evening: 0-9-5-6 Saturday: N/A Saturday: N/A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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Converging opinions thrived at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in New York where Seger, along with Canadian folk rocker Gordon Lightfoot, Gambler songwriter Don Schlitz, and Jim Steinman of Bat Out of Hell fame became the latest members of the prestigious club. The writers of the long-running musical The Fantasticks were also inducted. Seger opened the show with a spirited version of his 1973 clas sic, Turn the Page. He was then inducted by Valerie Simpson who performed Weve Got Tonight in his honor. On the red carpet before the per formance, Simpson said that steamy track has a very special power. Its one of the sexiest songs I know, it put more people in bed than I can imagine, Simpson said. While Nicks was not inducted, she did honor Bette Midler with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, and even performed The Rose, the song made famous by Midler in the 1979 movie of the same name. People ask what is your favorite thing to do in a night? Be in a fantas tic studio with a great poem and a piano and a little tape recorder. That is my idea of a great time, Nicks said. Lightfoot, known for such hits as The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Sundown, per formed his haunting 1970 ode to his failed marriage, If You Could Read My Mind. On the red carpet he explained his motivation: My life had been a bit of a roller coaster. I think at that time I was going through the lower dip and sort of climbing up again. The Songwriters Hall of Fame was created in 1969 by a group of established songwriters, including the legendary Johnny Mercer. The organizations mission is to shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of songwriters. Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh get honors LONDON Kate Winslet has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for her titanic contribution to the arts. The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for The Reader and made her break through as the feisty Rose in 1997 blockbuster Titanic, has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queens Birthday Honors List, pub lished Saturday. Winslet said the honor made her very proud to be a Brit. I am both surprised and honored to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country, the 36-yearold star said. Actor and director Kenneth Branagh was made a knight and will be known as Sir Kenneth. A respected Shakespearean actor whose films as a director range from Henry V and Hamlet to the comic-book fantasy Thor, Branagh said he felt humble, elated, and incredibly lucky to get the honor. It puts him in a pantheon of theatrical knights alongside the late Sir Laurence Olivier, whom Branagh played in My Life With Marilyn. When I was a kid, I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team, said the Belfast-born, 51-year-old actor. I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt, and my hearts fit to burst. The honors are bestowed by twice yearly by the queen at New Years and on her official birthday in June but recipients are selected by civil servants from nominations made by the government and the public. Most go to people who are not in the limelight, for services to their community or industry, but they also reward a sprinkling of famous faces. Seger, Lightfoot among Hall inductees Singer and inductee Bob Seger poses with his son Cole, left, daughter Samantha and wife Nita, right, at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Thursday June 14, 2012 in New York. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2A ST. CLOUD Investigators say a Florida elementary school principal pro vided an undercover agent with drugs at his home. Deputies with the Osceola County Sheriffs Office arrested and charged Partin Settlement Elementary School Principal David Groover with multiple drug charges Friday. Authorities say Grover provided an undercover agent with methamphetamine and GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy. Investigators report they also found mari juana at his home. A spokeswoman for the Osceola County school district says Groover will be assigned to another position outside the school until the investigation is com plete. Groover has been released on bond. He declined to comment when reached by telephone on Saturday by The Associated Press. 1 dead after shooting outside Orlando nightclub ORLANDO Authorities in Orlando are investigating a fatal shooting outside a nightclub. The Orlando Police Department responded to Club Limelight Friday at about 2:30 a.m. Investigators say an argument took place inside the club earlier it the eve ning. A man was escorted from the venue but then waited outside for the victim to leave. According to police, the suspect shot 17-year-old Dinan Cannon in the parking lot in the rear of the business. Cannon was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died. Detectives have not released the name of the suspect and continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. 3 struck by lightning in Miami-Dade County MIAMI Fire officials report three people were struck by lightning during a storm in Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says three men were struck by lightning Friday while working on a pickup truck. One of the men went into cardiac arrest but was revived and taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. A second man was also hospital ized for burns. A third victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Homestead. NBC Miami reports the lightning strike occurred during day of intense weather. There were also reports of hail in several areas of Miami-Dade and Monroe coun ties. Man gets 30 years for abusing child NEW PORT RICHEY A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for hurting his son so badly that the boy is in a permanent vegetative state. A Pasco County judge sentenced 28year-old Jonathan Gelb on Friday. A jury convicted him last month of aggravated child abuse. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Gelbs son Lukuz, who is nearly 4, cannot see, walk, talk or feed himself. The boy wears a helmet to protect his head, and his family says he could die any day. Authorities say Gelb was watching Lukuz in September 2008 when he began twitching and later gasping for air. Doctors said the childs brain was bleed ing, and he had leg fractures. Experts testified the injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Man kills woman, then himself in front of son TAMPA Authorities say a man fatally shot a woman in front of their 8year-old son and then killed himself in the parking lot of a Tampa restaurant. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office reports that 38-year-old Guillermo Garcia and 33-year-old Okariny Diaz had met outside the Village Inn Friday so Garcia could turn his 8-year-old son over to the boys mother. Garcia and the boy had driven up from Broward County that morning. Witnesses say the two parents got into an argument, which led to Garcia shooting Diaz several times and then turning the gun on himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Several adults and a 10-year-old girl had been with Diaz to pick up her son and witnessed the shooting. No other injuries were immediately reported. Defense spending dropped $800M in Fla. last year TALLAHASSEE A contractors group says defense spending dropped by $800 million in Florida last year. The Florida League of Defense Contractors reported on Friday that fed eral spending on military bases and with defense businesses in the state dropped from $14.1 billion the previous year to $13.3 billion in 2011. The group is urging lawmakers to pass a new tax break for defense contractors. Florida currently offers a corporate income tax incentive. But the league says many smaller businesses already are exempt from paying the tax while others balk at complicated regulations they must follow to qualify. It wants the incentive changed to elimi nate that obstacle and reward companies according to how many defense dollars they bring into Florida and subcontract ing work they keep in the state. CE halts plans for new Florida detention facility MIAMI Officials say plans for a 1,500-bed immigration detention facility in South Florida have been halted. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a statement Friday saying that the agency has reevaluated its need for an additional detention center in South Florida, and it will no longer pursue a facility in Southwest Ranches. The statement left open the possibility for another facility in the region. The announcement comes after near ly a year opposition from local residents and immigrant groups. The project was dealt a blow earlier this year when the city of Pembroke Pines rescinded a water and sewer contract. The facility was supposed to be built by Corrections Corporation of America, the nations largest private prison com pany. The company issued a statement that it understands the governments decision, but a spokesman declined to elaborate on why it was made. Biden calls for bipartisanship to fix urban ills ORLANDO Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged a bipartisan approach for fixing the nations urban infrastructure problems at the same time he blamed Republicans in Congress for holding up passage of a transportation bill that could fund construction jobs around the country. Biden told hundreds of mayors attend ing the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting at a Universal Studios resort in Orlando that party politics should be set aside when figuring out how to fund cit ies infrastructure and limit the devasta tion of the nationwide foreclosure crisis. We need to put aside all of the par tisanship, Biden said. Thats how we used to do it. Despite the call for bipartisanship, Biden blamed Republicans in Congress for failing to pass a $109 billion trans portation bill that could fund construc tion jobs around the country. School principal arrested on drug charges
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 3A her sons upbringing and past. He has no criminal his tory because he is not a bad kid, Roberts said. He didnt have a bad life and he didnt grow up in a bad home. His family loves him. Unfortunately, he just got around some bad people. A check of Florida and Ohio department of cor rections websites indicates Johnson had not been improsoned in either state. However, he was arrest ed for disorderly intoxica tion in Columbia County on April 21, six days before the shooting, according to Columbia County Sheriffs Office records. Johnson was work ing at UPS at the time of his marriage to Sheena Grandison, records show. Sheena Grandison was selfemployed. Roberts said after their September 2011 mar riage the couple moved to Florida. Up tol that point, Johnson had lived his entire life in Ohio. Right after they got mar ried, she convinced him to go down there because she said her dad had his own business and he could get a job and she convinced him to move down there, Roberts said. I whole heartedly believe that my son did not do this. You cant make me believe that he did. My son is young, 23, and Grandison is 42. There is no way he would have thought of this on his own. Roberts said she does not know Larry Grandison and has only met her daughterin-law twice. Roberts said she had not been to Lake City to visit her son, but said her fam ily was trying to get him back home before the fatal robbery. Johnson was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents on May 19 in Jacksonville. He was transferred to the Columbia County Detention Facility May 21. Although the pace of the investigation has slowed, authorities continue to work leads. We are continuing to progress in the case, said Steve Shaw, Lake City Police Department public informa tion officer. We are continu ing to interview witnesses and investigate people who are connected any way pos sible that we can discover through the course of our investigation that they may be connected to Mr. Grandison to try and help us learn his whereabouts. He counseled caution if Grandison is spotted. If anybody does see him (Grandison), he is still considered to be armed and dangerous do not approach him, Shaw said. Call 911 and report his whereabouts. There is still a $10,000 reward for the successful capture, arrest and prosecution of him. So if he can be located, thats what we want is the suc cessful capture, arrest and prosecution with no other harm coming to anyone. Shaw said authori ties have found no other instances where the two men are suspected of com mitting crimes together. result. Broom was found to have committed two traffic violations in connection with the crash. He was fined $114 for the seat belt violation charge and fined $164 for the failure to use due care charge. The court also ruled the infraction resulted in serious bodily injury to another person and the additional civil penalty mandated by state statutes of $500 will be imposed for each violation. Brooms attorney Jeff Siegmeister filed a motion for new hearing on May 10, saying the court erred in allowing the introduc tion of videotape showing Broom driving, as a proper foundation for the evidence had not been established. The evidence came from Brooms in car video. A judge was not immediately assigned to the case. Lake City Police Department Chief Argatha Gilmore initiated an internal investigation into what Broom did leading up to the crash. The findings of the investi gation were as follows: Broom was driving 76 mph at the time of the crash and was not responding to a call for service. He was also not wearing his seat belt. Both actions violated not only state law, but LCPD policy. Based on the findings of the internal affairs investigation, Broom was fired Friday. We are not above the law, Gilmore said in a prepared statement. Officers are subject to the same laws as the rest of the community when we are not respond ing to an emergency call for service. We hold ourselves to a higher standard by enforcing policies that require safe driving behavior and the use of seat belts while in city vehicles. court fees and fines, not the states main budget account. With the advent of the constitutional revisions a few years ago, the court fines and fees were being rolled over into the general fund. Thats one of the things we (clerks) are opposed to, Cason said. The group slated to discuss the proposal is the Legislative Budget Commission, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday, June 26. However, we were hop ing to see an agenda and schedule printed by Friday, he said. As of yet they have not printed one and of course they have to print a schedule because it is a public meet ing. I think Tuesday is the last day they could possibly announce their schedule and agenda in order to hold the meeting. Were just hold ing our breath and hopefully theyll come out Monday or Tuesday with an agenda. Cason said if the group does not meet by Tuesday, June 26, then the group wont be able to meet before the end of the month and the states new fiscal budget year will begin Tuesday, July 2. He said he was uncertain how much funding would be dispersed if the Legislative Budget Commission gives clerks the ability to spend up to $29.5 million that could be generated by fees and fines. The Associated Press con tributed to this article. FAMILY: Murder suspects Continued From Page 1A CRASH: Fired Continued From Page 1A CLERK: New plan Continued From Page 1A Four Florida Gateway College staff members were recog nized at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. The conference took place May 27-30 in Austin, Texas. FGCs (from left) Doris Lombo, anatomy and physiology associate professor; Ryan Touchton, manager of network and security; Pam Carswell, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Design and Business; and Kacey Schrader, assistant registrar, each received a NISOD Excellence Award during the conference. Award winners COURTESY From staff reports United Way Worldwide recognized Publix Super Markets, Inc. with two Summit awards for philanthropic engagement and community impact. Publixs 2011 United Way campaign raised $45.6 million a 12% increase over 2010 despite a challenging econ omy plus associates per capita gifts exceeded the food industry average by 398%. Publix associates also volun teered 900,000 hours, including more than 1,500 Publix associates serving on United Way and nonprofit boards. The awards were presented at the United Way Worldwide annual meeting con ducted in Nashville. Community service is a way of life for Publix and its associates, said Brian Gallagher, United Way Worldwide pres ident and CEO. Their incredible gen erosity and commitment to improving communities is an important part of their heritage. Together, weve been able to make a positive, lasting impact in countless peoples lives. Publix further leverages its 1,051 stores by communicating United Way on 220 million grocery bags, reaching 40 million customers. Publix also shares education messages with parents by featuring Born Learning education tips on store shelf signs and including in customer newsletters like Baby Club and Preschool Pals. Further, Publix Super Markets Charities Chairman and CEO Carol Barnett worked with United Way of Central Florida to bring the Success By 6 national model to central Florida and helped grow it from one county to many more throughout Florida and the Southeast. Success by 6 is a United Way communitywide early childhood initiative that ensures chil dren are ready to succeed in school and life by age six. Publix also is involved in Lets Grow, an early literacy effort that has demonstrated up to 76% improve ment in state assessment scores at childcare centers. I am so proud to be a part of Publix, said Barney Barnett, Vice Chairman of Publix. Its not just a supermarket its a group of kindhearted, energetic, effective people who are dedicated to doing the right thing, and who make our world better each and every day. Publix ranks #1 on the Corporate Social Responsibility Index as deter mined by the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College plus Publix has been among Fortunes Most Admired Companies for 17 years. The Spirit of America and Summit Awards program, celebrating its 25th year, is United Ways highest national honor for corporations, recognizing United Way Global Corporate Leaders with the most comprehensive commit ments to strengthening communities. Applicants are evaluated by corporate peers and local United Ways. Join the conversation on Twitter using hash tag #SpiritofAmerica or visit unitedway. org/SOA. About United Way United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, income and health. 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ONE OPINION Dont raise the minimum wage LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Why did they not serve? Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Q The Washington Times Q The Washington Times OPINION Sunday, June 17, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A ANOTHER VIEW T he late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously observed that Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. Its an admonition not taken particularly seriously by todays political left. It embraces, extols and advocates ideas and policies based on what it wishes were true, regardless of how often and how consistently the ideas have been proven wrong. Take, for instance, the minimum wage. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., DIll., wants to again raise the minimum wage -from $7.25 to $10 -despite an abundance of experience that doing so accom-plishes exactly the opposite of what minimum wage advocates claim is their objective. Make low income earners better off. Why doesnt McDonalds increase the price of Big Macs if it wants to sell more? Its pretty obvious that consumers will buy less of a product when its price goes up. So why is it not equally obvious that consumers of labor -employers -will buy less of a class of labor if the price of that labor increases? The data bears out this simple logic. We have a long history showing correlation between increases in the minimum wage and corresponding increases in unemployment in those sectors that earn in this range -the young and unskilled. University of Michigan economist Mark Perry has calcu-lated that over the period of the last minimum wage increase, increasing it from $5.15 in 2007 to $7.25 in 2009, teen unemploy-ment increased 5 percentage points more than the general increase in unemployment over that period. Nevertheless, Jackson feels entitled to his own facts. At his press conference announcing a bill to raise the minimum wage, he said, Now its time to bail out working people who work hard every day and they still only make $7.25. The only way to do that is to raise the mini-mum wage. Ron Haskins, co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, recently testified before the Senate Finance Committee on hearings on pov-erty. Among the factors that he identified as the causes of pov-erty is declining participation in the work force. According to Haskins, between 1980 and 2009, work force participation among males declined from 74.2 percent to 67.6 percent. However, among young black men, work rates declined from 60.9 percent in 1980 to 46.9 per-cent in 2009. How exactly does Jackson think he is helping the pros-pects for these young black men by making it more expensive to hire them? Haskins testimony presents an abundance of facts about our experience with poverty and with government-centered approaches to dealing with it. Experience generally charac-terized, for those that choose to consider facts, by more and more government spending getting less and less. According to Haskins, federal government spending, per per-son in poverty, has tripled, since 1980. The total being spent by all levels of government -fed-eral, state and local -per person in poverty is now about $23,700 per person. Despite the dramatic expansion of government spending on poverty programs over the years, there has been little change in the overall rate of poverty. Whats key in alleviating poverty? Individual initiative and personal responsibility. According to Haskins, following three rules reduces to 2 percent the chances that an individual will wind up in poverty and increas-es to 72 percent their chances of winding up a middle class wage earner. Complete at least a high school education, work full time, and wait until 21 and get mar-ried before having a baby. According to Haskins research, those violating these three rules have a 77 percent chance of winding up in poverty. What can government do so that our economy will grow more rapidly and generate more jobs? Appreciate that government cannot create jobs or wealth. Only private individuals can do that. Government should do its proper job and protect lives and property of citizens and minimize getting in their way so they may work, produce and invest. A merica observes Fathers Day today, and dads across the country will be honored with cookouts, cards and ties they may or may not wind up wearing. Most men dont want it to be a big fuss, but those humble daddies who want the honor the least are probably those who deserve it the most. The Book of Proverbs says that parents are the glory of their children. A father is his sons first hero, and his daughters first love. Dad is a provider and a protector. He will screw together cribs, build forts and read the same worn childrens book over and over again. He picks up toys and cleans up messes, and tends to bumps and scrapes. If something is broken, he fixes it. He will drop his work to throw a ball around for awhile then get back to what he was doing and finish the job. He was there when you took your first step, and when you started off to school. He is the one you ran to say-ing Daddy! when he got home from work. He is good-natured and always has a joke ready. He helps play pranks, even if it means being the object of them. When you tried to surprise him he was always surprised. You rarely saw him angry, and you tried hard to keep it that way. Dad helps with homework and admires the finger-paint-ings that somehow keep showing up. He cheers you on at sporting events and applauds at dance recitals. He takes you hiking, or fish-ing, or hunting, or to the big game. He gives a serious and studied eye to any guy who shows up to take his daughter on a date. He can take their measure in a second because he was once a young man, too. And in loving their moth-er, he shows his sons the respect that a woman is due. Whether you knew it or not, he was always worrying about you, always caring. He made decisions you never knew about that made your life better. He shielded you from knowledge of the evils of the world as long as he could. He helped give your childhood a hint of magic. Hes the guy you told yourself as a teen you would never be like, then later found your-self trying to live up to his example. You remember the times you ignored his advice and learned from the experi-ence the hard way. Hes the guy who, the older you get, the more sense he makes. Dad eventually transforms into the doting grandfather, and when he holds your chil-dren you see the same gentle look in his eye that you first saw gazing back at you in your crib. When he has passed on, Dad is the guy you think about every day and hope he is still proud of the person you have become. And you know he is still right there with you, to help and inspire you whenever you need him. He is one of a kind, and he helped make you who you are today. You dont just honor him on one day a year but with your whole life, which he did so much to mold. Hes your dad, your father, your papa, your old man, your daddy, your hero. A s the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down, the industries that back Americas military muscle will see the need to mar-ket their products for domestic use. Machines that work won-ders in a soldiers hands dont necessarily belong on Main Street. What works wonders on a foreign battlefield can, in some cases, diminish the freedoms that made this country great. Take the issue of drone surveillance. Cities around the coun-try have accepted Department of Homeland Security grants to purchase these eyes in the sky that once were reserved for use identifying and terminating insur-gents overseas. The lure of free money is irresistible to the local bureaucrat, and consequently little thought goes in to how new government goodies might be used. Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, introduced legisla-tion Tuesday that would intro-duce at least a little third-party forethought into the process. His measure states simply that before any drone could be used to spy on a citizen, law enforce-ment would have to convince a judge to issue a warrant. Its a common-sense idea to put restraint on a process that is cur-rently without oversight. Earlier this month, police in Aurora, Colo., were on the hunt for a bank robber. They had no idea what he looked like, so nearly two-dozen innocent motor-ists were detained at gunpoint and handcuffed for up to two hours. During the search, police didnt offer any explanation for what was going on, according to local news accounts. In some ways, the affected drivers were worse off than the customers in the bank. Dr. Pauls legislative proposal is a good first step in restoring the proper balance between the need to protect society and respect freedom. Congress also should exercise more oversight regarding the transfer of military hardware to local police. The more these high-powered toys are seen as ordinary tools, the more they will be put to inappro-priate use as regular citizens are seen as enemy combatants. Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org) and author of three books. Eyes inthe sky Dads arespecial A respondent to my prior letter to the editor dated June 3 opined that my research and stated moral position weregibberish, further dis-regarding the avoidance of Vietnam service by the cur-rent GOP voices and faces as insignificant. I placed in list 13 males. Eight had 19 deferments between them, Bill OReilly, Jeb Bush and Dennis Millers bio sites didnt make any kind of mention and Herman Cain did a short-on-details, unconvincing interview with fellow service shirker Lawrence ODonnell. W did an election mission to the Republic of Alabama. The same respondent also contributed a roster of great constitutionalists GOP women. After a few hours computer time I found that none of them, their spouses or life partners, with exception of Nikki Haleys husband, has ever served a day in the military. He has a high paying government job requiring membership in the South Carolina National Guard. Dont worry though, its unlikely he will wind up in a firefight in Helmand Province any time soon. A few weeks ago Mitt so stated that he wanted to serve in Vietnam. That certainly takes gibberish to a whole new level! He applied for and received four separate defer-ments. Much, much double-speak will be required to mend what history actually shows the world of Mitts wants. Service to America kept eluding the poor man. Obviously he was serially cheated defer-ment after deferment. (I bet the Clintons or ACORN was behind a conspiracy! Or did Mitt just take pointers?) The book of life may one day read: And no man said unto Mitt; go forth and dally in the land of the truffle and the socialist (France), whilst your dutiful brethren fall and die before an army of Godless communists (Vietnam) that would take away your freedom and attempt to sweep aside our Lord and those whom love him.Darrell AndersonLake City4AEDIT
LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 5A June 17Fathers Day BrunchA Fathers Day Brunch, hosted by RoseMary Catering, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 E. Alliston Ct. in Lake City. The cost is $18.95 for adults and $8.95 for children. Those chil-dren ages 3 and under eat free. The menu will include barbeque pork ribs, made to oder crepes, made to order omelets, chicken fet-tuccini, Seafood Newburg, glazed carrots, vegetable medley, biscuits and gravy, french toast and more. To make reservations, call (888) 845-0925 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins are wel-come.June 19NARFE meetingNational Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet 1 p.m. June 19 at the Life Style Enrichment Center. There will be a presentation of the resi-dential fire safety program in accordance with the street guidelines of the National Safety Council and the National Fire Protections Association. For more information call 755-0907. Art League meetingThe Art League of North Florida has scheduled the monthly meeting for Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. The pro-gram will be a presenta-tion by the members of the Woodcarvers Club and special guests on the vari-ous aspects of working in wood as an art form. For additional information call 288-8898. June 21FundraiserThe public is invited to a Bob Evans Community Fundraiser Dine to Make a Difference Thursday, June 21from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bob Evans Restaurant, located at 3628 West Hwy 90 Lake City, FL will donate 15% of their sales to benefit the Hospice of the Nature Coast. A flier must be pre-sented at time of check out. Fliers are available at the Hospice of the Nature Coast offices located at 857 SW Main Blvd., Suite 125 (Lake City Plaza on SW Main) Lake City. For more information call: 386-755-7714.Gardening workshopA gardening workshop, presented by Geoff Hart, UF/IFAS master gardener, will begin at 5:45 p.m. June 21 at the Fort White Public Library on Rt. 47, across from the high school. Participants will have the opportunity learn the best tips and tricks for great roses. For more informa-tion, call Nichelle Demorest at (386) 752-5384.End-of-life programThe Hospice Foundation of Americas Educational Teleconference titled End-of-Life Ethics will be held Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hospice of the Nature Coast Wings Community Education Center in the Lake City Plaza on SW Main Street. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. The teleconfer-ence will examine ethical issues and dilemmas that emerge at the end-of-life and the effects of these decisions on healthcare staff and families, using a case study approach. Healthcare professionals, educators, social workers, funeral directors, counsel-ors, clergy, spiritual care volunteers should contact Vicki Myers at 386-755-7714 Ext. 2411 by June18 for reservations. Seating is limited.June 22Fair deadlineJune 22 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for all hog entries to be entered in the 2012 Columbia County Fair. Children must be between the ages of 8-18 and be enrolled in any Columbia County pub-lic or private school, or enrolled in home school. All entries must be turned in to the Columbia County Fairgrounds office or by calling 752-8822.GroundbreakingAfter nine months of planning and fundraising the Richardson Memorial Committee have set June 22 at 10 a.m. for the ground breaking of the long await-ed Richardson memorial. Ceremonies will be held at the Richardson Community Center in Lake City and the memorial will be dedicated to the principals, teachers and students that made Richardson into the educa-tional facility of excellence for 50 years. Class reunionThere will be a reunion for the Suwannee High School classes of 65, 66, 67, 68 and 69 at the Suwannee County Club at 6 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012. Tickets are $25 per per-son for dinner, cake and a short program. Come out and socialize with your old classmates. RSVP by June 15 to Brenda Newbern Sanders at 386-758-9832 or 288-0756. Send checks or money order to 681 NW Amanda St, Lake City, FL 32055. June 23Flower arranging classBruce Cavey of The Gardeners Emporium will present a hands-on, instruc-tional program on flower arranging Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library.5A Columbia County Tobacco Free PartnershipThe Columbia County Tobacco-Free Partnership is a diverse community partnership which fosters collaborative initiatives to develop and promote policies that reduce the use and eects of tobacco.Event: Columbia County Tobacco FreePartnership Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Location: Central School Board Oce Room 153 372 West Duval Street Lake City, FL 32055 Time: 1:00pm 2:00pmAll partnership meetings are open to the public. For more information on how to make a dierence in your community through your local Tobacco Free Partnership, please contact:Lauren PinchouckColumbia County Health Department(386) 758-1193 or Lauren_Pinchouck@doh.state..us 386-755-4911Discover How Much Better Your World Can Sound Call (386) 466-0902 Clifford Murl ShafferClifford Murl Shaffer, 84, of Ringgold, Georgia, died Tues-day, June 12, 2012. He was born in Philippi, West Vir-ginia, the son of the late James W. and Goldie Marsh Shaffer. He was a former resident of Columbia County before mov-ing to Ringgold, GA. He is pre-ceded in death by his parents, his son, Ronald and his two daughters, Nancy and Robin. Survivors include his wife, Eliz-abeth; sons, Larry and Kevin Shaffer; step-sons, Martin and Edward Snover; daughters, Bren-da Hammock, Patty McClendon, Kathleen Woods; step-daugh-ters, Margaret Tariff and Harriet Bailey; 22 grandchildren & 22 great grandchildren also survive. Graveside funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Siloam United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday evening at the funeral home. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Flori-da 32025, (386) 752-1954. please leave words of com-fort for the family at www. gatewayforestlawn.com Eric Ronald Ron StewartMr. Eric Ronald Ron Stewart, 70 of Lake City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Jacksonville after battling a lengthy illness. He was born and raised in Jackson-ville and had lived in Lake City IRUWKHSDVWWKLUW\YH\HDUVMr. Stewart graduated from Andrew Jackson High School class of 1959 in Jacksonville and also the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1963 where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Having spent the majority of his life working as an electrician, he retired in 2007 from Purina Mills (Land O Lakes) in Lake City after 24 years of employment. He was an avid Gator fan and had a tre-mendous love for his family and so held great pride in his chil-dren and their accomplishments in life. Since retirement, he ac-quired a great interest in geneal-ogy and had worked diligently to provide for his family a sense of pride in their ancestors and his-tory. He never met a stranger and has always been there for anyone who needed him. Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his father, Eric Sumner Stew-art and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Stewart, Lake City, his mother, Dean Beckley, Lake City and three children, J.E.B. Stewart, Angela Erica Stewart and Lt. Col. Sur Eric Stewart (Hee-Woon). One sister, Carol Knight (Bill), eight grandchildren, Shaun Phillips, Candy Hurst, Presley and Kelsea Stewart, Kevin, Allen and India Stewart and Elijah Fetters and three great grandchildren, Zachary, Xyon and Claire Hurst also survive.Funeral services for Mr. Stewart will be conducted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Pastor William D. :RRGRIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWZLOOfollow at Forest Lawn Memo-rial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11:00 at the IXQHUDOKRPH,QOLHXRIRZHUVdonations may be made to An-gelwood Inc. at P.O. Box 24925, Jacksonville, FL 32241 in mem-ory of Mr. Stewart. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www. guerryfuneralhome.net OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q Submit Community Calendar announcements by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or e-mail lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com.Columbia County fire fighters James Albritton (from left), Lt. Josh Wehinger and Morrells Home Furnishings co-owner Paul Mabile perform an eval uation/walk-through of a furniture showroom Wednesday. A 9,000-square-foot building owned by the company but leased to Cliffords Flea Market, caught on fire and was destroyed o n April 18. The Columbia County Fire Department will institute a new policy where they wou ld provide business owners and residents a packet of information pertaining to insurance, restoration and anything else that will help them recover from a fire. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterDisaster assistance
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0415 with Vladimir Putin, who has returned to the presi dency of Russia. Their talks will be scrutinized, given tense U.S.-Russian political relations and deep divisions over Syria. Obama was to head to Mexico on Sunday night after a weekend with his family in their hometown of Chicago. The summit runs Monday and Tuesday. Europe's entangled financial crisis, from debt woes in Greece to banking trouble in Spain and high unemployment all around, has become the single biggest threat to the U.S. economic recovery. The signs of worry are clear at the White House and in the words of Obama, who can draw a straight line from the fate of Europe's economic strength to his chances of a second term. Obama is prodding European leaders to give world markets some confi dence, and fast. "Obviously, this matters to us because Europe is our largest economic trad ing partner," Obama said. "If there's less demand for our products in places like Paris or Madrid, it could mean less business for manufacturers in places like Pittsburgh or Milwaukee. The good news is there is a path out of this challenge. These decisions are fun damentally in the hands of Europe's leaders." He wants to emerge from Mexico with signs that the European players at the table, led by Germany, are moving on their own agen da. That means pursuing a banking union to match the monetary union link ing the eurozone, taking steps to keep borrowing costs down in the weak est nations and injecting life into economies with growth plans involving public money. Or in short, as Treasury Undersecretary Lael Brainard put it, the focus in Mexico will be "ensuring our European partners are escalating their response" to stabilizing a dicey situ ation. "The stakes are high for all of us," she said. The agenda threatens to be upended by the out come of Sunday's election in Greece. In choosing a new gov ernment for their debtdrowning nation, Greek voters are deciding wheth er to stick with the deeply unpopular austerity terms of an international bailout package or reject them. If they do the latter, that could lead Greece to default and get booted out of the euro zone, which could cause panic and destabilize the world's financial system. Here, too, Obama has tried to hold sway from abroad. "It is in everybody's inter est for Greece to remain in the eurozone while respecting its commitment to reform," he said. "We recognize the sacrifices that the Greek people have made. ... But the Greek people also need to recog nize that their hardships will likely be worse if they choose to exit from the eurozone." Of the G-20 collection of emerging and economic giants, only Germany, Italy and France are in the 17nation eurozone at the cen ter of the crisis. European leaders point to a differ ent summit of their own, to be held in Brussels at the end of June, as the more appropriate time to watch for action on a crisis response plan. Given that dynamic, Obama officials have worked to keep expecta tions in check. "Los Cabos will not be the final word on the euro zone," said Mike Froman, deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. Even beyond Europe, from Asia to the Americas, the economy is softening and fears are soaring. The G-20 is meant to serve as the premier voice of economic coordi nation, representing not just traditional powers but emerging economies. Its members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union. Obama's advisers do see the G-20 as a chance for the European nations to add some definition to their plans and show how they will put aside sovereign concerns to avoid calamity. That pressure can help, said Matthew Goodman, who formerly oversaw the G-20 planning for Obama as director of international economics on the National Security Council staff. "If you have to go into a meeting with peers and explain yourself, it gives the Europeans some ammunition when they have to try to sell these changes domestically," said Goodman, a special ist in political economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "They can say, 'This is what the world expects.'" SUMMIT: In Mexico Continued From Page 1A Members of the Lake City Elks Lodge celebrated Flag Day on June 14. Pictured are (from left) Stanley Cox, Barbra Meyers, Stan Batten, Sophie Hull, Skip Slater and Steven Witt. Saluting Old Glory COURTESY By KASIE HUNT Associated Press QUAKERTOWN, Pa. Standing in front of his campaign tour bus, Mitt Romney on Saturday told religious conservatives he would do the opposite of what President Barack Obama has done on Israel. Romney spent most of the day appealing to vot ers in Pennsylvania, a battleground state he said he would win in the fall, although Democrats suc ceeded in pushing his bus tour through the state off of its original itinerary. I am going to win Pennsylvania, Romney told a cheering crowd in Cornwall, a small town in the center of the state, as his campaign bus rolled through on the second day of a five-day, six-state tour. Romney took some time out of his tour to address religious conservatives at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington via video uplink, telling the crowd he believes the pres ident is more concerned about Israel attacking Iran than he is about Iran obtain ing a nuclear weapon. His hawkish speech was the first time hes discussed policy toward Israel at length since becoming the likely Republican presiden tial nominee. I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite, Romney said when asked about Israel. He spoke to the gathering of religious con servatives from Weatherly, Pa., via video uplink with his campaign bus in the background. Of Iran, Romney said: Hes almost sounded like hes more frightened that Israel might take military action than hes concerned that Iran might become nuclear. Democrats accused Romney of distorting Obamas record on Israel. Spokesman Ben LaBolt said Obama has given Israel more security assis Romney says do opposite on Israel ROMNEY continued on 7A 6A Longer you stay, Less you pay Monthly Unlimited See store for details. 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Dr. Rameek McNair We are now a Cigna PPO Dental Network Savings Provider We are now a MetLife PPO Provider Ask About and other financing available (wac) Mitt Romney I am a Christian Floridian and I plan to vote Nov. 6, 2012. Please answer the following pro-life questions, each of which has three possible answers of YES , or NO or PCSR ( P olitically C orrect S idestep R esponse). [It has been 43 days with 0 answers, Sir] 1. From conception, was Cain (rstborn of Adam and his female wife Eve) the rst homo sapien to inhabit the womb of his mother? 2. Did Sarah laugh when the Lord told Abraham she would conceive? 3. Did God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit answer Isaacs plea and let his wife Rebekah conceive and carry Esau and Jacob in her womb? 4. Did the Lord God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit tell Rebekah that the elder twin in her womb would serve the younger? 5. Did Jesus Christ create His mother Mary, then at conception inhabit her womb, then was born of the Virgin Mary at Bethlehem of Judea? 6. Are all Florida public high school students offspring of Adam & Eve? 7. Is there a Bible verse which supports any exceptions for abortion? Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, firstname.lastname@example.org Paid for by Kenny Merriken June 17, 2012. Florida Vote ID #113877356 Genesis 18; John 1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...and the Word was made esh tance than any other administration and has stood with Israel at the United Nations. After his address, Romneys bus contin ued on to Quakertown, where Democratic protests forced him to take a detour. Romney rerouted his tour after former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and several other Democratic officials held a press conference outside the Wawa gas station where the former Massachusetts gover nor had planned an early afternoon stop. Protestors gathered outside the store. So Romney decided to visit a different Wawa store instead. Why were at this Wawa, instead of the other Wawa? Romney said as he paid for a meatball hoagie. I understand I had a sur rogate over there already, so we decided to pick a different place. My surrogate is former Gov. Rendell, who said we could win Pennsylvania. Instead of making prepared remarks to the crowd gathered outside the first loca tion Romneys advance team had set up a microphone the Republicans bus went instead to the second Quakertown Wawa and made a quick tour through the store. The detour threw Romney off the jobsand-economy message he had been push ing earlier in the day. I think we have to have a very careful review of whos giving a fair shot to the American people, Romney told a crowd of several hundred packed into a warehouse at Weatherly Casting and Machine Co., next to the train tracks that run through Weatherly, Pa., about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia. That stop was the first of three appear ances in small towns in this state with 20 electoral votes that Obama won in 2008 with 54 percent. No Republican presiden tial nominee has carried the state since 1988. Romney appeared with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a possible running mate, who told the Weatherly crowd, Mitt Romneys message is: It will be better. The tour is intended to challenge Obama in states where hes strong. Romney is tar geting smaller cities and towns through the states more conservative midsection. Weatherly is in Carbon County, which Obama narrowly carried in 2008. Romney also stopped Quakertown, in Bucks County, as well as at Cornwall Iron Furnace, a national historic landmark. Thats in Lebanon County, which GOP nominee John McCain won in 2008. Romney also took time to do an inter view for CBS News Face the Nation program. Sunday will mark the first time he has appeared on a weekend political talk show since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. Romney told host Bob Schieffer that the presidents decision to allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the country instead of deporting them was a largely political move. If (Obama) really wanted to make a solution that dealt with these kids or ille gal immigration in America, than this is something he would have taken up in his first three and a half years, not in his last few months, Romney said. Romney is on a bus tour, but he planned to fly each night to the next state and ride from town to town during the day. Its his first traditional campaign swing since the primary and is aimed at undecided voters in six pivotal states won by Obama four years ago: New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. The tour represents a new mode for Romney in the general election. During the primary, Romney sometimes ran into trouble in less-scripted environments, and the bus tour probably will test him again. He also has long faced questions about his ability to connect with average people. His efforts to connect were clearly on display Saturday, when he was careful to learn the Pennsylvania word for subma rine sandwiches hoagies and noted the intra-state rivalry between Wawa, which is popular in eastern Pennsylvania, and Sheetz, another convenience store thats the favorite in the western part of the state. By the way, where do you get your hoa gies here? Romney asked the crowd in Cornwall. Do you get them at Wawas, is that where you get them? No? Do you get them at Sheetz? Unfortunately, Romney chose the town closest to the states geographic center Cornwall is near Harrisburg and the crowd was split. Well, I went to a place today called Wawas, you ever been to Wawas, any ones ever been? he continued. And then: Im sorry, I know theres a very big state divide. *See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. 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Anyone who wishes to sign up to compete may do so up until 8 p.m. the night of the event. If you were a non-winner during this years competition, you can still sign up and try again! Doors open at 6 p.m. The showdown entry fee is only $20 and could lead to a new career in Nashville as a country recording artist or songwriter, $100,000 in cash and being named the Best New Act in Country Music. The one winner cho sen at the finals July 13 will represent North Florida at the Florida Texaco Country Showdown to be held Sept. 8 at the SOSMP. One winner there will go on to regional competition and if they score a win there, go to the finals in January 2013 in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium where they could be the national winner. Admission to the Texaco Country Showdown at the SOSMP is free. Jamie Davis and his band will be rockin the house June 23 in the Music Hall. Nashville recording artist, nation-wide traveler with vari ous hot bands, this Branford native is heating up the night life all over with his Southern Rock and country music, not to mention his good looks and mellow voice. Dont miss this great band. And for goodness sakes, dont forget to bring those dancing shoes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m. No admission charge. As always, the SOS Caf and Restaurant will be open with delicious food and your favorite beverages available each evening. If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins and camper park ing for any of the Texaco Country Showdown events, nows the best time to make sure you get a good spot. You may call the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at (386) 364-1683, email spirit@ musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up such as July 4th, Labor Day, Magnolia Fest featuring such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Del McCoury Band and Emmylou Harris, Raid on the Suwannee Civil War Re-enactment and many other wonderful events this year. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence. Third Texaco Country Showdown audition, Jamie Davis Band June 22-23 at SOSMP The Jamie Davis Band will perform at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park June 23. COURTESY
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, June 17, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) email@example.com Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter CHS continued on 3B Allen feels good about Tigers in second year.Ahead of the curve ABOVE : Columbia High School football player Darren Burch leaps into the air as he and about 100 varsity and junior varsity football players participate in plyometrics (jumping exercises) during summer conditioning on Wednesday.LEFT : Terry Calloway, 16, moves through an agility course during practice on Wednesday.Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER Football exposureBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Exposure Foundation is living up to its name by offering a free football camp for ages 5-13 during June and July. The camp begins from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday and will meet at that time every Tuesday and Thursday through July at Richardson Community Center. The camp is for all boys and girls including Pop Warner and city league play-ers, Lake City Exposure Foundation president Adee Farmer said. We are trying to get more kids out and for them to be active in the summertime. The Foundations camp will follow the same format as last summer. All certified youth coaches are welcome to help with the camp. Columbia High head coach Brian Allen, his staff and players will make periodic visits to the camp to work with the participants. Allen will begin by conducting a coaching clinic at 6 p.m. Monday at Richardson Community Center. All interested coached are welcome. I talked to Coach Allen about what to concentrate on and he said basics, speed and conditioning, Farmer said. We will be doing what Allen is doing with the mid-dle schools, so when the players get to high school they will have his termi-nology and philosophy of football in mind. By coming out, kids will be ready physically and mentally when fall football comes around. Farmer emphasized the camp is free for the entire summer. Camp members must have a permission form signed by a parent. At the end of camp each participant will receive a T-shirt and there will be a free cookout. For details, call Farmer at 344-2284. Farmer thanked major sponsors Mario Coppock and the Columbia County Recreation Department, TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterPresident Adee Farmer (back center) and several youngs ters announce the Lake City Exposure Foundations second annual football camp, which begins Tuesday at Richardson Community Center. Joining Farmer are (front row, from left) D avid Michalkiewicz, Dillon Keenan, Quin Wilkison and Barry Bing. Back row (from left) are Justin Claridy, Donte Hawkins, Darion Johnson, Giovanni Benjamin and J eremiyah Chatmon. Allen to conduct coaching clinic on Monday. EXPOSURE continued on 3B By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comIn year two of coach Brian Allens tenure as head coach of Columbia Highs football program the Tigers are well ahead of the game. A second-round playoff appearance in his first year led to raised expecta-tions this season for the Tigers and Allen feels that Columbia is ahead of sched-ule. The biggest difference is the number of players out this season, with more than 120 students looking to don the Tiger gear this fall. We have over 120 and thats up from a year ago, Allen said. We may have five new kids since the spring, but thats up from about 85 last year so thats a real big deal. I have been pleasantly surprised. Despite the numbers, Allen has no plans to bring back the freshmen team as he feels it will take away from what the varsity and junior varsity teams are try-ing to accomplish. Its a very good number, but some players wont stick, Allen said. All of them wont make it, so I feel were good staying with two squads. Not only that, but a big conflict is schedul-ing. A big problem is trying to get the opponents for both the junior varsity and freshmen. But its not just the number of players showing up that Allen has been pleased with. The Tigers have also shown a dedicated work ethic this summer and Allen feels like it will pay off in the fall. Weve done a ton of learning, Allen said. Were going to get bigger, stron-ger and faster during these 24 workouts. We will defi-nitely be in better shape, but were also focused on the learning part of it. We are conditioning while learning the offense and defense. Right now were Tigers buying into AllenB y hiring coach Brian Allen as the head of Columbia Highs football program, the Tigers didnt just get a coach they got a face for football in Lake City. Now in his second year, you can start to see Allens vision for football as a whole in Lake City. Allen is taking the extra steps to ensure that football at Columbia has a feeder program and hes stepping out into the community to make sure that happens. Not only is he putting in the extra hours to make sure that the middle schools are acclimated with the system being run at the high school, but Allens assistant coaches are putting in many hours as well. Need proof? Just show up to any summer conditioning practice for the Lake City Middle School Falcons around at the high school. Youll be sure to see a couple of coaches helping out the youngsters. But why is this so important? The answer is really simple Columbia isnt as big as Orlando or Miami and they cant recruit like Bolles. This is how Columbia keeps up. The Tigers must be more knowledgeable and ready to take that next step when stepping onto the high-school campus. The learning curve should take place from Pop Warner through the middle schools. Allens vision is to have ninth graders reacting on the football field instead of learning at practice. He has often said that one of the keys to success if eliminating the thinking part of football and letting players natural athleticism take over. By making public appearances to things such as the Lake City Exposure Foundations camp this week, Allen is building those blocks now. Theyll only work on fundamentals, but a foundation for the Tiger way will be laid. During middle-school years, players will begin to put a frame on that foundation so that the structure is ready when arriving as a Tiger. Its not a bad plan that Allen is executing. Its one that has worked for teams like Madison County and should pay dividends in the future for Columbia.%632576
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 6 a.m. SPEED 24 Hours of Le Mans, finish of race, at Le Mans, France 1 p.m. TNT NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Quicken Loans 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 5 p.m. ESPN NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals, at Bristol, Tenn. (same-day tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, game 5, Stony Brook vs. Florida State, at Omaha, Neb. 9 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, game 6, UCLA vs. Arizona, at Omaha, Neb. CYCLING 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Tour de Suisse, final stage, Naefels-Lintharena to Soerenberg, Switzerland (same-day tape) GOLF 4 p.m. NBC USGA, U.S. Open Championship, final round, at San Francisco MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS N.Y. Yankees at Washington 8 p.m. ESPN Boston at Chicago Cubs MOTORSPORTS 2:30 p.m. SPEED MotoGP World Championship, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. SPEED MotoGP Moto2, British Grand Prix, at Silverstone, England (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ABC Playoffs, finals, game 3, Oklahoma City at Miami SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Portugal vs. Netherlands, at Kharkiv, Ukraine ESPN2 UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Denmark vs. Germany, at Lviv, Ukraine 5 p.m. NBCSN MLS, New York at Chicago Monday COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, game 7, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. 9 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, game 8, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Croatia vs. Spain, at Gdansk, Poland ESPN2 UEFA, Euro 2012, group phase, Italy vs. Ireland, at Poznan, PolandBASKETBALLNBA Finals (Best-of-7) Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96 Today Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m. Tuesday Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. Thursday Oklahoma City at Miami, 9 p.m. Game 2 MIAMI (100) James 10-22 12-12 32, Battier 6-8 0-0 17, Bosh 6-13 4-5 16, Chalmers 1-7 0-0 3, Wade 10-20 4-6 24, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Cole 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 36-76 22-25 100.OKLAHOMA CITY (96) Durant 12-22 4-6 32, Ibaka 2-5 3-4 7, Perkins 1-5 2-2 4, Westbrook 10-26 5-7 27, Sefolosha 1-5 0-0 3, Harden 7-11 5-7 21, Collison 0-0 0-0 0, Fisher 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 34-79 19-26 96.Miami 27 28 23 22100Oklahoma City 15 28 24 29 96 3-Point Goals_Miami 6-14 (Battier 5-7, Chalmers 1-3, Bosh 0-1, Cole 0-1, James 0-2), Oklahoma City 9-26 (Durant 4-10, Harden 2-3, Westbrook 2-6, Sefolosha 1-3, Fisher 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Miami 49 (Bosh 15), Oklahoma City 46 (Westbrook, Perkins 8). Assists_Miami 13 (James, Wade 5), Oklahoma City 14 (Westbrook 7). Total Fouls_Miami 21, Oklahoma City 22. A_18,203 (18,203). Game 1 MIAMI (94) James 11-24 7-9 30, Battier 6-9 1-2 17, Haslem 2-6 0-0 4, Chalmers 5-7 0-0 12, Wade 7-19 5-5 19, Bosh 4-11 1-2 10, Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-78 14-18 94.OKLAHOMA CITY (105) Durant 12-20 8-9 36, Ibaka 5-10 0-1 10, Perkins 2-2 0-0 4, Westbrook 10-24 7-9 27, Sefolosha 2-5 5-6 9, Collison 4-5 0-0 8, Harden 2-6 0-0 5, Fisher 3-5 0-0 6, Cook 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 40-77 20-27 105.Miami 29 25 19 21 94 Oklahoma City 22 25 27 31105 3-Point Goals_Miami 8-19 (Battier 4-6, Chalmers 2-4, Bosh 1-3, James 1-3, Miller 0-1, Wade 0-2), Oklahoma City 5-17 (Durant 4-8, Harden 1-2, Fisher 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Westbrook 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Miami 38 (Haslem 11), Oklahoma City 52 (Collison 10). Assists_Miami 20 (Wade 8), Oklahoma City 22 (Westbrook 11). Total Fouls_Miami 19, Oklahoma City 16. Technicals_Battier, Westbrook. A_18,203 (18,203).WNBA schedule Fridays Games Connecticut 97, New York 55Washington 67, Indiana 66Atlanta 92, Los Angeles 59Seattle 86, Tulsa 73Minnesota 78, Phoenix 60 Saturdays Games Chicago at Indiana (n)Los Angeles at San Antonio (n) Todays Games Connecticut at Atlanta, 3 p.m.Phoenix at Tulsa, 4 p.m.Minnesota at Seattle, 9 p.m. Mondays Game Washington at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 38 25 .603 Baltimore 37 27 .578 1 12 Tampa Bay 36 28 .563 2 12 Toronto 32 32 .500 6 12 Boston 31 33 .484 7 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 34 30 .531 Cleveland 33 30 .524 12 Detroit 30 34 .469 4 Kansas City 28 34 .452 5 Minnesota 25 38 .397 8 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 38 27 .585 Los Angeles 34 31 .523 4 Oakland 30 35 .462 8 Seattle 27 39 .409 11 12 NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 38 24 .613 Atlanta 35 29 .547 4 New York 35 30 .538 4 12 Miami 32 32 .500 7 Philadelphia 31 35 .470 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 36 27 .571 Pittsburgh 32 31 .508 4 St. Louis 33 32 .508 4 Milwaukee 29 35 .453 7 12 Houston 27 37 .422 9 12 Chicago 22 42 .344 14 12 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 41 24 .631 San Francisco 37 28 .569 4 Arizona 32 32 .500 8 12 Colorado 25 38 .397 15 San Diego 23 42 .354 18 Fridays Game Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Saturdays Game Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets (n) Todays Game Cincinnati (Cueto 7-3) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0), 1:10 p.m.Interleague play Late Thursday San Diego 6, Seattle 2 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 3, Boston 0Colorado 12, Detroit 4, 10 inningsN.Y. Yankees 7, Washington 2Cleveland 2, Pittsburgh 0Toronto 3, Philadelphia 0Tampa Bay 11, Miami 0Atlanta 4, Baltimore 2Texas 6, Houston 2Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 3Kansas City 3, St. Louis 2Arizona 5, L.A. Angels 0Oakland 10, San Diego 2L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago White Sox 6San Francisco 4, Seattle 2 Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Washington 3, 14 innings Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5, 10 inningsMilwaukee 6, Minnesota 2St. Louis 10, Kansas City 7Detroit 4, Colorado 1Pittsburgh 9, Cleveland 2Oakland 6, San Diego 4Baltimore 5, Atlanta 0Boston at Chicago Cubs (n)Houston at Texas (n)Miami at Tampa Bay (n)Arizona at L.A. Angels (n)Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers (n) San Francisco at Seattle (n) Todays Games Colorado (Guthrie 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-4), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-2) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-5), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-6) at Toronto (Cecil 0-0), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 6-2) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-6), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-2) at Washington (E.Jackson 3-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-3), 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 7-2) at Minnesota (Blackburn 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 2-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 5-7), 2:15 p.m. Houston (Norris 5-4) at Texas (Lewis 5-5), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-6) at L.A. Angels (Richards 1-0), 3:35 p.m. San Diego (Richard 3-7) at Oakland (B.Colon 6-6), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 8-2), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-5), 4:10 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-5), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Atlanta at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.Kansas City at Houston, 8:05 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.Seattle at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.San Francisco at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.Texas at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. College World Series At TD Ameritrade Park OmahaOmaha, Neb. (Double elimination) Friday UCLA 9, Stony Brook 1Arizona 4, Florida State 3, 12 innings Saturday Game 3 Kent State vs. Arkansas (n) Game 4 South Carolina vs. Florida (n) Today Game 5 Stony Brook (52-14) vs. Florida State (48-16), 5 p.m. Game 6 UCLA (48-14) vs. Arizona (44-17), 9 p.m. Monday Game 7 Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m. Game 8 Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 9 p.m. Tuesday Game 9 Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 8 p.m.AUTO RACINGQuicken Loans line-up At Michigan International SpeedwayBrooklyn, Mich. Saturday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 203.241 mph. 2. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 202.037. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 201.816.4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 201.72.5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.472. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 201.461.7. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 201.444.8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 201.37. 9. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 201.247.10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 201.179. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200.882. 12. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200.725. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200.686.14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 200.591.15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.39.16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200.384. 17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200.317. 18. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.133. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.111. 20. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 199.944. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 199.612. 22. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.54. 23. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 199.474. 24. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 198.555.25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 198.473. 26. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 198.238. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 198.118. 28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.922. 29. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 197.78.30. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 197.699.31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 197.395. 32. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 197.087. 33. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 197.055. 34. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 197.028.35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 196.829.36. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 196.818. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 196.77. 38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 196.673.39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 193.107.40. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, owner points. 41. (10) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, owner points. 42. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, owner points. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421%632576 BRIEFS ADULT SOFTBALL Softball coaches meeting Monday There is an adult softball coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the coaches hall at Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Tad Cervantes at 365-4810. YOUTH SOCCER Cousins at CYSA camp Monday Columbia Youth Soccer Association has a camp for players of all ages from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. The camp features instructors Hugh Cousins and Ron Messick. Fee is $110 per player. For details, call Scott at 288-2504.Soccer Academy offers teaching Columbia Youth Soccer Association is accepting players for its Soccer Academy. Led by Columbia High coach Trevor Tyler, the academy teaches skills and agility to enhance all levels. The monthly fee is $70 for four weeks (two sessions per week). There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $55 which covers academy uniform and registration with Florida Youth Soccer Association. For details, call Scott at 288-2504. YOUTH VOLLEYBALL Summer camp at Suwannee High Suwannee High coach Heather Benson will host a volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday 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, call Benson at (386) 688-2078 ZUMBA Aqua Zumba class offered Mondays An aqua Zumba class will be offered from 6-7 p.m. Mondays at the Columbia Aquatic Complex. Cost for the class is $5. Sarah Sandlin is instructing. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.Classes offered at Teen Town The Lake City Recreation Department offers Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Teen Town. Cost is $5 per class. For details, call Sarah Sandlin at 758-0009. CHS FOOTALL Barbecue at Olustee Park The Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North, Inc. has a fundraising barbecue to support its youth basketball program and the Columbia High football program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at Olustee Park. Cost for the meal is $5 with a ticket and $6 without. Tickets may be purchased from any RCC/AMN board member or at the Richardson Community Center, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. SWIMMING Weekday water aerobics classes The Columbia Aquatic Complex is offering water aerobics classes weekdays at noon and 5 p.m. Cost is $4 per class or $40 per month. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.Youth, adult swim lessons offered The Columbia Aquatic Complex offers swimming lessons for children and adults. Cost for a two-week sessions is $50. Four morning and two evening class times are available, and most swimming levels are offered at each time. There are mom and tot classes at 11 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. The next sessions are July 16-27. Registration is at the Aquatic Complex from 5-7 p.m. July 11 and all day July 12-14. For details, call the pool at 755-8195. YOUTH SOFTBALL Crushers offer softball camp Columbia Crushers Softball Organization has an Elite Softball Camp for girls of all ages from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 16-20. Girls will receive instruction in fundamentals and advanced skills of fielding, base running and hitting. Cost is $150. Registration is at Brians Sports. Deadline for registration is July 9 and the camp is limited to 100 girls. For details, contact email@example.com or call 755-4271. YOUTH BALL Summer camps at The Impact Zone The Impact Zone is offering summer camps in baseball and softball for ages 6-8, 9-10, 11-14 and 14-and-older from its indoor training facility on Burk Avenue. Camps are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9-13 and July 23-27. Cost is $120 for members or $145 for non-members. Camps are limited to 25 participants and a $50 deposit is required. A $20 lunch card is available and after care is $50. For details, call 243-8238. GOLF Elks Lodge tourney July 14 Lake City Elks Lodge No. 893 has its annual charity golf tournament planned for July 14 at The Country Club at Lake City. Entry fee is $50 per golfer for the scramble event. Hole sponsors are $100 and include one golf entry. Register by July 6. For details, call the Elks Lodge at 752-2284 or Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Q From staff reports
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 3B CHS: Gearing up for summer camp Continued From Page 1B EXPOSURE: Building youth skills Continued From Page 1B COURTESY PHOTOColumbia Sliders travel teams show off their championsh ip trophies after winning tournaments in Madison, Tallaha ssee and Alachua earlier this summer.Sliders bring home three championshipsBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia head softball coach Jimmy Williams likes the way the future of the softball program is shaping up and the summer travel season has been kind to the future of the Lady Tigers. The Columbia Sliders travel team extended its summer tournament win-ning streak to three tourna-ments in a row in the high school division with wins in Madison, Tallahassee and Alachua. Columbia was 5-1 in the Madison tournament with contributions from many of the Lady Tigers. Brittany Morgan led the team with a .562 batting average. Hope Smith hit .556 and Lauren Eaker and Leslie Ronsonet each hit .500 during the tournament. Columbia was 5-0-1 during the Tallahassee tour-nament. Hollianne Dohrn led the team in hitting with a .575 batting average and Lacey King also finished over .500 with a .505 batting average from the plate. Erin Anderson also contributed nicely with a .464 batting average during the tourna-ment. The Sliders finished 5-1 in the Alachua tournament with Ashley Shoup winning her 12th game of the summer season on the mound. Jessica Shimmell hit her sixth career home run in a 9-1 victory over the Columbia Crushers and avenged a season-opening loss to Madison. Columbia won the title game with a 10-2 win against the Cowgirls. Caliegh McCaulley finished the weekend with a .545 batting average and Williams said that Alexus Eaker provided timely hit-ting during the champion-ship game. The Tigers are 15-2-1 for the summer and will head to Kissimmee to play in the Gold Diamond College Showcase on Thursday through Sunday. ASSOCIATED PRESSFlorida States James Ramsey (left) closes in on Josh De lph (2), who catches a fly ball by Arizonas Brandon Dixon in the eighth inning of an NCA A College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb. on Friday.Arizona beats Florida St. 4-3 in 12 innings at CWSBy ERIC OLSONAssociated PressOMAHA, Neb. Johnny Field was finally happy with one of his at-bats Friday night. His Arizona teammates were mighty pleased, too. Fields RBI double in the top of the 12th inning lifted Arizona to a 4-3 victory over Florida State in the College World Series. Joey Rickard had doubled into the left-center gap for the Wildcats first hit off Florida State closer Robert Benincasa (4-2), who came on in the ninth. Field followed with his two-base hit to right, driving in Rickard. Tonight I wasnt really seeing the ball too well and had really bad at-bats early in the game, trying to do too much and chasing pitches that werent in my zone, Field said. The last at-bat I made adjustments, went back to the drawing board and tried to look for a pitch to hit the middle off of, and he just threw one over the plate and I was lucky enough to get my barrel on it. Field, who came into the CWS batting .417 with a team-leading 12 RBIs in the NCAA tournament, had been 0 for 4 with a walk before he came up in the 12th. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games and has now driven in at least one run in seven in a row. The Seminoles scored two unearned runs off Arizona starter Kurt Heyer to tie it 3-3 in the sixth but had only three more batters reach base until the 12th. Wildcats freshman closer Mathew Troupe (5-1) worked the last 2 2-3 innings for the win, strik-ing out Devon Travis to end the game with a run-ner on third. Momentum is a huge thing, and being able to get that first win will carry us forward, and I think well ride the momentum Sunday and for the rest of the world series, Troupe said. Arizona (44-17), which has won 14 of its last 16 games, plays UCLA on Sunday in a meeting of Pac-12 co-champions. The Seminoles (48-16) meet Stony Brook in an elimina-tion game Sunday. Troupe hit Seth Miller with a pitch with one out in the bottom of the 12th to keep Florida States hopes alive. Miller took second on a wild pitch and went to third on a groundout before Travis struck out swinging. The main thing is theres nobody to look at to point fingers at, FSU coach Mike Martin said. I was very proud of the fight that we showed. It was just a game that they got back-to-back hits. And credit Troupe. He made a couple of good pitches. Unfortunately, that happens every night in our game. The No. 3 seed Seminoles have lost four straight CWS openers since last winning a first-round game in 1999. They scored a combined 35 runs on 24 hits in a two-game super regional against Stanford last week but found runs much harder to come by against Heyer and two relievers. Only one of their three runs was earned. When they looked ready to threaten in extra innings, Arizona shut them down. Travis was caught stealing after reaching base to start the 10th, and Justin Gonzalez was picked off first in the 11th. Heyer, one week removed from a super-regional win over St. Johns in which he allowed 17 hits over 9 1-3 innings, left after 7 23 innings. Zach Paulk of Walmart, Ricky Jernigan, and the Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox North Park board. Every kid dreams of wearing that purple and gold, Farmer said. Coaches will be here to teach and we will start from the smallest to build continuity from the ground up. With coaches and players from the high school helping, our kids can only get better. installing about a play a day and slowing it down so that everyone understands our system and why were doing it the way we do. The coaches are able to pick it up and nothing changes when we split into groups. Columbia is meeting Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Lake City Middle School is incorporating the Tigers system during the after-noon. Its a detailed session for both groups. In the morning we start in the weight room with the offense while the defense is on the field doing individual training for their spe-cific positions, Allen said. Well go through about a 30-minute breakdown of the plays, then well switch and do the same thing with the offense. After the first hour, well have a short break and then go into condition-ing. Well work with our speed track machines, do stadiums and break them down. We finish up after a 15-minute break with 7-on-7 drills. In the afternoon, the middle school comes over and weve got a couple of our coaches involved. We want to help make sure they incorporate what were doing on offense and defense, so theyre using our facilities to do every-thing in a slightly toned-down form. The Tigers are gearing up for their big summer camp when Columbia vis-its the FCA camp on July 19-21. Well take about 40 kids, Allen said. Were also going to try to work in a couple of 7-on-7s with other area teams. I havent heard from the local area coaches yet, but Im sure that will crank up. Well go to their place and then hopefully have some teams here. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Brayden Thomas competes in the chutes d rill with the football team on Wednesday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterHunter honoredFort White Highs Mike Hunter shows a newspaper clippin g of his introduction as the Indians first head coach. Hunter was honored at a retirement cerem ony at the Fort White Community Center on Saturday. %632576
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 Heat know what to expect from ThunderBy TIM REYNOLDSAssociated PressMIAMI At this point a year ago, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were using words like urgency and desperation. And thats exactly what the Miami Heat expect the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring into Game 3 of this years NBA Finals. So far, this championship series has followed the same script as a year ago, with the home team win-ning the opening matchup, then falling in Game 2 to lose the home-court edge. Miami took the sting of that into Dallas last year and used it as fuel to win Game 3 and the Heat will look to ensure that trend doesnt repeat itself when the title matchup resumes on their home floor Sunday night. Youve got the two best teams in the league right now going against each other, Wade said Saturday, when practices resumed after a day off for both clubs. So its going to be a very tough game, but we have to find a way to win it. And its about taking, like I said, one possession at a time, one second, one min-ute at a time to make sure we reach our goal and thats to win the game. A Game 3 victory assures nothing, a lesson the Heat learned the hard way last year. That win in Dallas was Miamis final victory of the season. But there are certain truths that will come from the outcome Sunday night. The winner will have home-court advantage. The win-ner will be two games away from a championship. And the losing club will see what appears to be an already razor-thin margin for error in this series become even more precarious. We have no other choice, said Thunder star Kevin Durant, the leagues scoring champion. We lost at home. Tough loss. Weve got to get over it, get ready for a tough Game 3. You know, the series is going to be tough. We know that. We know that. Youve just got to be ready. Its going to be a fun one. By now, the Heat arent shy to say theyre complete-ly exhausted about dissecting what went wrong in last years finals. Still, they know the importance of not letting one loss turn into another because when that happened against the Mavericks a year ago, there was a parade in Dallas not long afterward. I dont know if we were any more motivated in Game 2, Erik Spoelstra said. What we were was angry about our performance in Game 1. ... You want to throw your best punches out there, and may the best team win. We didnt throw our best punches in Game 1. Add up the numbers from the first two games of the series, and it turns into something close to a statis-tical dead heat. Both teams are shooting 47 percent. Both have made 14 tries from 3-point range (though Miami is shooting a better percentage). The Thunder have grabbed four more rebounds, the Heat whistled for two more fouls. The Thunder outscored Miami by 16 points in the paint during their Game 1 win; the Heat outscored the Thunder by 16 points in the paint during their victory in Game 2. Of course, the only stat that really matters is the one thats identical: one win each, headed into Sunday. And if the young Thunder were supposed to be rattled by losing the home-court edge, no one told them. We have all the right pieces, from the best scorer in the league, most athletic point guard in the league to the best shot blocker to the best post defender, best wing defender and our bench is one of the best, James Harden said. ASSOCIATED PRESSMiami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) shoots as Ok lahoma City Thunder shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha (2) a nd small forward Kevin Durant defend during Game 2 of the NBA fina ls on Thursday in Oklahoma City. Westbrook insists he wont changeBy TIM REYNOLDSAssociated PressMIAMI Russell Westbrook leads the NBA Finals with 18 assists, which is a great sign for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also leads the finals in shot attempts. That might not be such a great sign. Oklahoma Citys point guard has fired off 50 shots so far in the finals, which are knotted at a game apiece and resume with Game 3 in Miami on Sunday night. Westbrooks shot total is four more than LeBron James has attempted for the Heat, eight more than three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant has tried for the Thunder and just two less than James Harden, Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Derek Fisher have gotten for Oklahoma City com-bined. Think Westbrook is apologizing for that? Think again. Im not making no adjustments, Westbrook said. Regardless of what anybody says or regardless of what you guys say about how I play, it doesnt mat-ter. You know, Im going to play my game regardless of what happens. Im going to go out and give 110 percent, and try to find a way to help us win the game. When Westbrook takes 25 shots in a game what hes averaging in this series the Thunder are 7-7 this season, including playoffs. When he takes less than 25, the Thunder are 53-16. That stat isnt necessarily one that the Thunder are concerned about. They just say that when Westbrook is producing, theyre better, plain and simple. Its not deserving at all because without him we wouldnt be here at this point and people dont rec-ognize that, Durant said Saturday when asked about the criticism Westbrook takes at times. Everybody thinks he should be a tra-ditional point guard like a (John) Stockton or a Mo Cheeks (now a Thunder assistant coach). Theres a lot of people that cannot be like Russ, either. We need him to play the way he plays.The best thing about Russ is he comes to work every single day, Durant added. Thats what you guys dont see, is how hard he works and how much he wants it. Thats what I love about him. He doesnt care what people say, hes going to play his game and we need him to play his game. So far against the Heat, his game has been decid-edly up and down. Miami has outscored Oklahoma City 56-37 in first quarters of the two finals games. Westbrook is shoot-ing 17 percent (2 for 12) in that quarter. ASSOCIATED PRESSTiger Woods hits a drive on the third hole during the th ird round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Saturday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Furyk, McDowell share US Open lead after Round 3By ANTONIO GONZALEZAssociated PressSAN FRANCISCO While Tiger Woods tum-bled down the leaderboard, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk shared the top spot heading into the final round of the U.S. Open. McDowell stuck his approach to 4-feet on the 18th hole to set up a birdie for a 2-under 68 on Saturday. Furyk followed moments later with a 15-foot putt on the 17th to regain a share of the lead, and closed with a par for a 70. At 1 under, the two major champions are the only players at the unforgiving Olympic Club course under par. Fredrik Jacobson shot a 68 to move two strokes back. Woods wasted his share of the 36-hole lead with six bogeys and only one birdie for a 75. The 14-time major champion will begin the final round five shots back. Woods, Furyk and David Toms started the day two shots ahead of the field at 1 under but the tight, twisting fairways at The Olympic Club wreaked havoc again. Toms had four bogeys on his first six holes and was 3 over through 10 holes. Welcome back, U.S. Open. After Rory McIlroy shattered championship records to win at 16 under last year at rain-softened Congressional, dry con-ditions at the undulat-ing Lake Course in San Francisco restored golfs toughest test and then some. Once again, par might be good enough to win.%6SRUWV
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 5B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White All-Stars Sandon Raulerson (22) safely slide s into home while playing against Marietta Bulls Bay du ring the Lake City Rookie Qualifier at Southside Sports C omplex on Monday. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE : Bronsen Tillotson (7), of the Columbia All-Stars, swings at a pitch while playing against PVAA 8B on Monday.BELOW : CCPALs Jon Rouw (5) kicks up dirt before Lake City A ll-Stars second baseman Ty Jackson (23) can get the chance to tag him out.Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE : Flippy Moore (99), of the Fort White All-Stars, is poised fo r action as an umpire prepares to pitch a ball against Marietta Bulls Bay.BELOW : Columbia All-Stars Hayden Gustavson (center) (34) an d John Hendry (6) look to make a play at first after tagging PVAA 8Bs Michael Kim (6) out at second plate.%632576
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1CBIZ FRONT ON BUSINESS Jerry Osteryoung (850) 644-3372 email@example.com I was recently consult ing with a company when the CEO made a comment about how many of her employ ees were using social media networks instead of working. After walking through the office to talk to her staff, she had become con cerned about how much time they seemed to be spending on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, despite the fact that many were continuously saying they are overworked. After hearing this busi ness owners experience, I was convinced that the best strategy was to prohibit access to all social network ing sites during the work day. However, after doing some research and talking to others in the field as I prepared for this column, Allow staff to access social media Lake City Reporter 1CBIZ FRONT Week of June 17 June 23, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County MEDIA continued on 2C By HANNAH O. BROWN firstname.lastname@example.org Brownfield designations now cover large areas of Columbia County, but busi nesses have yet to fully uti lize the incentives afforded with the brownfield label. A brownfield is a site the expansion, reuse or rede velopment of which may be complicated by actual or perceived environmen tal contamination. Whether you know that contamination is there or not, if it is per ceived that contamina tion could be there then under those guidelines you can then create a brownfield, Community Redevelopment Director Jackie Kite said. And of course any properties that are blighted due to aban donment or whatever can be considered a perception of contamination. In an effort to provide incentives for development while cleaning up past chemical negligence, the state of Florida offers the Brownfield Redevelopment Program. Lets say you had an Enterprise Zone and a brownfield and a Community Redevelopment Area, all of those can be used as incentives for a developer to come, Kite said. And the more things you have, the more you can offer because developers are looking for those types of things when they come to a city. According to the Department of Enivronmental Protection, 47 contaminated sites have been cleaned up, more than 25,000 jobs have been created directly or indirect ly and $1.4 billion in capital investment has been made since the programs incep tion in 1997. Approximately 221,788 aces from 307 sites have been designated as brown field in the state of Florida. A slurry of federal and state incentives are made available for businesses that lay down bricks in a brownfield area such as tax incentives, cut costs on building materials and guaranteed loan percent ages. The Environmental Protection Agency has a separate program from the state which requires no special designation for federal grants. The program is very competi tive, according to Florida brownfields liaison Kim Walker. Last year, Florida was highest in the nation, Walker said of federal grant awards. Walker said Florida differs from other state brownfield programs in that local governments designate brownfields without any influence from DEP. Its a public designation process, she said. Brownfields are not limited to commercial and industrial developers. According to the state statute, certain brownfield sites may be redeveloped for open space, limited rec reation, cultural or histori cal preservation purposes. Though, certain types of businesses are favored over others. Low to moder ate income housing and clinical developers are pro vided with added benefits. If you are coming in and you are a low to mod erate income housing pro vider then you can qualify for sales tax exemption on your building materials, Kite added that low to moderate income housing providers can also qualify for a guaranteed loan, up to 75 percent. Two brownfield areas have currently been desig nated in Lake City. One zone covers the downtown area as well as additional pieces north of the railroad. An abandoned gas sta tion is contained with this region, presenting poten tial for environmental con tamination. Some of the properties in the original brownfield designation that the city did have old automobile service stations that are abandoned now, Kite said. The possibility that things may not have been handled the way they are handled now, materials could be there. Whether thats true or not, we dont know. The other site, located at 3072 West US Highway 90, is a site-specific loca tion that was initiated for brownfield designation by its landowner. 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Small firms usually have relatively few shares outstanding, and their total value is modest. 2012 T HE M OTLEY F OOL /D IST BY U NIVERSAL U CLICK ( FOR RELEASE 6/14/2012) Project Liberty. The Ellisville area, which has been targeted as a site for redevelop ment, may be considered for a brownfield designa tion, according to senior staff assistant David Kraus. Petroleum contamina tion has been found in Ellisville at an abandoned gas station formerly called Country Station Truck Stop. According to the DEP, contamination was found about 50 feet below land surface in groundwater (not drinking water) and 40 feet below in soil. DEP already has this on the list of sites to look at and do an assessment this year within the next 12 months, DEP public information officer Patrick Gillespie said. Gillespie said the under ground petroleum tanks at the site were removed in 2007. Though no contami nation assessment is required for development in a brownfield, Walker said the history of a site often provides information on likelihood of contamina tion. Once somebody knows about the presence of contamination, they are supposed to begin dealing with it, Walker said. The DEP, however, does not go out and search for contamination in brown field sites on their own volition. There might be a rea son for the department to inspect by virtue if it looks like there is a problem, Walker said. In order to do those tests, the DEP would have to acquire a permit in order to enter an owners property. Its a reactive approach, she said. If you have contamina tion on the property and you chose to do clean-up, you enter into an agree ment for BSRA, Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement. At that point you are eligible for corporate income tax credits for 50 percent the cost of cleanup, up to $500,000 a year, Walker said. Added bonuses for successful completion of clean-up are tacked on as well. Walker said these ben efits are transferable. The person that receives them doesnt have to the person that uses them, Walker said. Those who opt to clean up the property and receive incentives would follow the process outlined by the state. The rule is pretty prescribed in how they evaluate the extent of con tamination and options for clean-up, Walker said. Walker said the clean-up process is pretty much the same no matter the type of contamination, Walker said. The first step would be to understand the extent of the contamina tion, whether its in the soil or the water, how far deep and how expansive it is. Secondly, the rule would provide options for how to best go about clean-up. A major economic advantage of brownfields to businesses that chose to develop there are the lia bility protections afforded by the state statute. According to Walker, if a person or entity success fully completes clean-up in a brownfield program, and gets an order that approves and acknowl edges the work done, then no one can compel the developer to do any more work, even if laws change later on. Florida law does not provide protection from property damage caused to a third party, however. The purpose of a brownfield designation is to clean-up contaminated areas and lure businesses to bring their money and their jobs, but Kite says the area has not been taken advantage of. That I know of, we havent had anybody take advantage of our original designation of brownfield, Kite said. The only one I know that has been taken advantage is the second designation which was the specific developer prop erty owner, which was site specific. Walker confirmed that no business owner has yet utilized incentives for clean-up in Lake City brownfields. What brownfields is doing is making a tool available that encourages voluntary clean-up and redevelopment, Walker said. Walker said brownfields is an economic program with an environmental tag. The programs emphasis is not to sniff out contami nated sites and clean them up, but to offer liability and tax incentives to encour age development and voluntary clean-up of those areas. We dont have people that are going out and evaluating properties on a regular basis, she said. SITES: Tax credit offered Continued From Page 1C 2CBIZ/MOTLEY If youre like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, selections. And as an individual investor, you, so that you can avoid them. to buy and sell investments. But if youre constantly buying and selling in the belief that maybe wrong many times, and you may incur more investment fees, expenses and taxes than if you simply bought quality investments and held them for the long term. Representativeness If you make decisions based on preconceived ideas or stereotypes, you may be suffering from a bias see that investments from a particular sector, such as energy, have performed particularly well in one year, you might think these types of vehicles will do just as well the next year, so you load up on them. Yet every sector will go through ups and downs, so one years performance cannot necessarily predict the next years performance. Instead of chasing tolerance and time horizon. Anchoring Similar to representativeness, an anchoring bias occurs when investors place too much emphasis on past performance. If you own shares of XYZ stock, for instance, and the stock price hit $60 per share, you might assume XYZ will always sell for at least $60 a share. But if XYZ drops to $30 per share perhaps as a result of a broad-based market decline you XYX shares could also fall due to a change in its fundamentals, such as a shake-up in the companys management or a decline in the competitiveness of its products. As an informed investor, you need to work with your investments decline and any actions you may need to take in response. information that supports your reasons for choosing a particular investment. This type of bias can lead to faulty decision making, because youll end up with one-sided information. In other words, you may latch onto all the positive reasons for investing in something such as a making any investment decision a quality investment will almost always be just as good a choice tomorrow as it is today. Being aware of these investment biases can help you make better decisions and over a period of many years, these decisions can make a difference as you work toward achieving your This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Dont Fall Victim to Investment Bias ADVERTISEMENT
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Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 FULLTIME LPNS NEEDED Do you have a positive attitude? Do you have a Great leadership skill? Love for the elderly? Then we have the job for you.... Experienced preferred. 7a-7p Day shift and 7p-7a Night Shift Excellent Benefits Apply In Person Suwannee Health & Rehab 1620 Helevenston Street S.E. Live Oak. FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F FULLTIME RN NEEDED Do you have a positive attitude? Do you have a Great leadership skill? Love for the elderly? Then we have the job for you.... Experienced preferred. Excellent Benefits Apply In Person Suwannee Health & Rehab 1620 Helevenston Street S.E. Live Oak. FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F 100Job OpportunitiesINTERVIEWING HVACService Techs & Installers, Excellent Benefits and Pay Call Allen 386-628-1093 LAKE CITY Pet & Supply Inc. looking for Experienced groomer ASAP. P/Tor F/T. Call 386-7527700 or 386-623-9798 Maintenance Position Available at Columbia County Housing Authority. 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LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 4C 100Job OpportunitiesTOPSALARYARNP to join internal medical practice. Top salary for qualified individual. Please call 386-984-5543 TRUCK DRIVER experienced part time Class Aor B. mostly straight trucks, no more than 500 miles out. Chase Driver Helpful. Contact Jim 813-263-6508 or email email@example.com WANTED EXPERIENCED I.T Person to manage private Company network 20+ computers Must be willing to perform other Clerical task in office environment. Apply in person:3631 us 90 east Lake City FL32055, or send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org We are a family business seeking a tow truck operator to operate both rollback and medium duty trucks. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work a 6 day week. This is a temporary position which can turn into a full time position contact us Bryants Towing 386-752-7799. 120Medical Employment05533149Medical Billing Manager Several years experience in all aspects in medical insurance billing required. Salary based on experience. Email resume in confidence to email@example.com or fax to 386-758-5987. 05533243Busy Internal Medical Office Expanding, Need the following positions filled: Medical Assistants with exp. Insurance Biller with exp. Front Office exp. in insurance, referrals & collections. Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl 386-754-3657 or email to: of ficemanager@ primarycaremedic.com L ooking for Private LPN for Part time home care. For more information call 386-628-1440 Pharmacy Technician needed. Must be Florida registered. Experience required. Preferably in a retail environment. Excellent computer & communication skills needed. FTposition. Competitive pay. Send reply to Box 05088, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 240Schools & Education05532962Interested 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-07/09/12 LPN 09/10/12 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 402Appliances 30 WHIRLPOOL white gas stove, manual clean, 6 months old. $200 SOLD 407Computers DELLComputer $75.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture 88Floral Sofa In Excellent Condition $300 Call 386-755-0359 412Medical SuppliesMobility power chair. New batteries, value new is $4000 asking $1500 OBO. Contact 386-7543686 after 8 p.m. or 352-317-0995 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 MOVING SALE 5643 NWCR152, Jennings, FL June 15th, 16th & 17th, 8 to 1 pm. 6x12 ft trailer, double axle with drop gate. Eastlake mirror, two Duncan Fiphe tables, Shaker table with chairs, Hoozier, lamps, dishes, sewing material, and books. And much more. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Table and 4 chairs $350 obo, refrigerator $75. 36 door pre-hung $50. 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Hours Sat till 7 PM Sunday 10-3 DEALFELLTHROUGH! $55,900 Buys New 2012 Town Home 32x80 4/2 Entertainer home. YES $55,900 Delivered and Set on your property. Below Factory Cost. North Pointe, Gainesville. 352-872-5566. Palm HarborVillage New Homes Starts at $39,900 $5K for yur used mobile home Any Condition! 800-622-2832 ext. 210 THIS MONTHTSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 28x52 3/2 only $44,995 del-set-ac-skirting and steps. Not a dime lower. Best Price Pricing! Only 10 at this LOWPrice! North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call Today 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! 650Mobile Home & LandOwnerfinance 3/2 on 1.5 ac. Brandford/Ft. White area.$675 mth. 386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1br Cottage with all utilities including cable & wireless internet. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apts for rent in Live Oak. Call for price. Contact 386-623-3404 & 386-362-9806 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 2BR/1BA. Close to town. $565.mo plus deposit. Includes water & sewer. 386-965-2922 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 386-965-2407 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 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentThe Lakes Apts. Studios & 1Brs from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl., Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly rates avail Call 386-752-2741 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. 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 ForRent2BD/1BAHOUSE. $550 mo. includes lawn service. Section 8 welcome. (386)266-8173 3/2, CH/A. all appliances, fenced, carport New carpet. $825 mo, 1st, last, sec. 560 SE St Johns St. 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666. 3BD/2BA Great neighborhood, HVAC, and garage, $1200mth, sec. & app. req. Contact 704-239-4883 CYPRESS LAKE 4br/3ba, 2737 sqft, $1800 month (includes yard) small pet approved. Contact 386-754-2439 Gorgeous, Lake View Summer Speical!.2br/1ba Apartment. Close to downtown. $485. mo $585 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 Large 4/2 family home located in town near VA& DOT, Newly remodeled. $850 dep. & $850 mo. Smoke Free, 386-758-8917. 750Business & Office Rentals05532259 OFFICE 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 05532987 17,000 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 770Condos ForRent Condo forRent 2BR/2BA, in Country Club, $950/mo, inclsome utilities call 386-344-0433 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping Horseshoe Beach Spcl Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock, fish sink. wkend $395./wk $895. 386-235-3633/352-498-5986 alwaysonvacation.com #419-181 Floridas Last Frontier Smoking Mountain July 4th Special, Book Jun. 30 July 7, other days avail. Aug.-Oct., Cabin sleeps 6, Franklin North Carolina, Go to www .franklinnccabin.com to view our place, 850-584-2803 or 386-755-0070 805Lots forSale FSBO 1/2 Manufactured home lot. Nice view. Off Turner Rd in Windsor Court. $14,00 OBO 772-286-5457 or 386-965-1680 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 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 PropertyRIVER 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 2009 MAZDA RX8 82,000 interstate miles $14,000 or take over payments. Contact 229-232-2178 750Business & Office Rentals
LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2012 5C 5C L a k e C i t y R e p o r t e r s B e s t o f t h e B e s t R e a d e r s C h o i c e A w a r d s | INSTRUCTIONS AND OFFICIAL RULES: One entry form per household. Entries must be submitted on official entry ballot. Photocopies and carbon not accepted. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Ballots must include name, age, address and telephone number. Entries not meeting these criteria will not be tabulated nor entered in the drawing for $150 worth of cash prizes. The Lake City Reporter reserves the right to verify all entries and to eliminate any category for any reason. This ballot must be postmarked by July 6, 2012 and mailed to: Readers Choice Contest Lake City Reporter, PO Box 1709 Lake City, FL 32056. Ballot must have at least half of the categories filled out to be considered valid. No purchase required. The Reporter will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or otherwise undeliverable mail. All entries become the property of the Lake City Reporter. Winner will be notified by telephone and/or certified mail by July 11, 2012 and will have seven days to reply and claim the prize. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Prize guaranteed to be awarded. Winner agrees to publication of name, hometown and photograph. An announcement of the winner will appear in the Lake City Reporter. The name of the winner will not be given out by telephone. Judges decision is final. Contest coordinator will not enter into any written or oral discussion about the contest judges or awarding of the prize. Employees of the Lake City Reporter (and their immediate families and members of their household) are not eligible. 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LIFE Sunday, June 17, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter C inco de Mayo may have passed, but any-time is a good one for good Mexican food. And what better place to find it than at Costa Del Sol? We recently met up for a quick lunch with Cindy Gaylord and although weve been there many times, we still received the same courteous service and delicious meal. We love the fact that they have both traditional and funky Mexican style dcor that just makes you feel like its time to party! The booths have high backs and give you more privacy for those girly conversations or a night out with your special other. The complimentary chips and salsa are pretty darn good. Crispy chips are accompanied by a nice fresh tomato salsa loaded with sliced green onions and just the right amount of cilantro and black pepper. They have a huge menu, full of just about any kind of bur-rito, enchilada or other Tex-Mex concoction you can think of. So, we all ordered something differ-ent so that we could do the Taste Buddies tradition of trying a little of everything on the table. Genie really likes a good Tostada and she wasnt disap-pointed with her choice. Refried beans, cheese, sour cream, ground beef, chopped lettuce and guaca-mole are layered on top of a crispy fried tortilla, sort of like an open faced taco. Cindy tried out the appetizer combo: chicken nachos, chicken taquitos and quesadilla. A plate full for sure, the chicken was moist and seasoned well and topped the nachos and filled the taquitos for a tasty treat. Lettuce, sour cream and really fresh guacamole round-ed out her meal perfectly. MK decided on a combo plate with a chili relleno and enchilada with refried beans and yellow rice on the side. The chile relleno is basically a poblano pepper that is literally stuffed with creamy cheese and fried in an egg batter and probably one of the best weve had around these parts. The enchilada featured a nice portion of ground beef rolled up in a slight-ly sweet yellow corn tortilla with a pleasant enchilada sauce on the bottom. The yellow rice was sea-soned just right and featured sweet yellow corn throughout. MK isnt a huge fan of refried beans but she cleaned her plate! In fact, we all did. After sampling each others dishes we voted on our favorite of that day. Number One favorite was the flautas and the number two favorite was the chile relleno. Some of our other favorites we think you should try include the shredded beef chimichangas, chicken flautas and just about any one of their burritos. Their fajitas are really good too and generous enough to share if youre looking for a light bite for dinner. And of course, if you saved some room for dessert, you wont be let down if you order a serving of flan, a caramel covered baked custard, or tres leches, a three milk cake that is light and flavorful. They also serve up some really good cocktails, including mar-garitas, Bloody Marys and both American and Mexican beer. Costa Del Sol is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Located at 2260 US Highway 90 West. Phone: 386-755-9090. Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth are Columbia County residents who love good food and fun, at home and out. Their column on area restaurants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at TasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com. TASTE BUDDIESGo south of the border at Costa Del Sol I n a perfect world, water would not be a limited resource and we could irrigate our lawns whenever needed. In reality, many parts of Florida are under mandated watering restrictions throughout the year. This often leads to homeowner frustration, since there is a notion that reduced water-ing frequency hurts a lawn. Actually, the majority of water-ing restrictions provide ample watering frequencies for most lawns, although there are always exceptions to this. To make sure that your lawn can cope with mandated restrictions, you may need to alter maintenance practices. This information was taken from the UF publica-tion found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep078 Irrigate early in the morning by applying to of an inch of water. Less water will be lost from evaporation and wind drift dur-ing the cooler morning hours. The leaf sur-faces will dry during the day so there will be less chance of leaf diseases. Postpone fertilizer applications to your lawn during drought conditions. Fertilizer will just stimulate more plant growth and increases the need for water. Your lawngrass will naturally slow its growth rate to con-serve water so you wont be mowing as often. Deep growing roots are the key to drought tolerance. Lawngrass mowed at the highest recommended height will actually train the roots to grow deeper into the soil to extract water. For Bahia and St. Augustinegrass, this height is at least 4 inches. Most of our other lawn grasses can be maintained around 2 inches. Read more at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/lh028 Herbicides and insecticides can stress lawns, even under the best conditions. During water stress, try to use pesticides as needed only to the affected area of the lawn, not to the entire lawn. Scout often to spot problems before they spread. Watch for chinch bug damage to first appear along sidewalks or drives during hot, dry spells and treat the surrounding area. Weeds can compete with grass for moisture, so pull or spot spray problem weeds. Here are few more tips to get you and your lawn through our water restrictions. Keep your lawn mower blades sharp because blades will heal over faster and lose less water. Dont mow more than 1/3 of the grass height off at one time. Harsher mow-ing will stress the grass for water as it uses moisture to regrow blades instead of roots. If you have Bahia or centipedegrass, lucky you. These are naturally tolerant and may turn brown, but should green up when water is applied. For the rest of us, well hope that we get the summer rains right on schedule or each of our schedules. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity InstitutionTraining the lawn for water restrictions Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu By JESSIE R. BOXjbox@lakecityreporter.com Fathers Day began over a century ago as a way to honor men who provide guidance, sup-port and protection. For some children, that man is a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. When children are taken into state care, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program advocates for them by monitoring for their safety and welfare, pursuing their legal and best interests, and getting them a permanent home. In Columbia County, there are several male volunteers who act as father figures until a child is returned to their family or placed with a permanent guard-ian. All of these men have fami-lies of their own, but they still find time to advocate for area abused and neglected children. A Guardian ad Litem gathers information about the childs situation and reports to the court what is best for the child. The volunteer visits the childs home and school, and is there when the childs parents visit. They keep the child informed about court proceedings and make sure court orders are car-ried out. Steve Jones, a local Edward Jones Investment financial advi-sor, has been with the Guardian ad Litem Program for two years. He volunteered after a woman with the program spoke at a Rotary Club meeting. I just kind of felt a calling to help, Jones said. I know that there is a lot of desperate kids in this area that have nothing and no one and need an advocate. Jones was a guardian for five children, but he recently was able to place four siblings into two permanent homes. Although they were separated, the foster parents are close friends and the children will be able to visit frequently. I probably wont, said Jones, when asked if he would continue the relationship with the chil-dren. Those kids are being well taken care of and I feel like I need to go and try to be there for kids who have nobody again. We give the support to the kids, said Jones. They have nothing and nobody. These are the least of the people in our community. Bob Edgar began his work with the Guardian ad Litem Program almost 15 years ago. A retired homicide detective from Maryland, Edgar said he was looking for something to do. He felt Guardian ad Litem was a worthwhile program because you could help kids who need help. Edgar worked with the program for 10 years, was forced to stop for two years due to work demands. Now hes been back helping children for almost three years. Volunteer Guardian ad Litems are not responsible for the legal aspect but are responsible for making sure that the children are in being cared for in every possible way. You accomplish some good but it can be frustrating at times when you dont accomplish what you want, Edgar said. At least the kids have a say. Perry Sauls donated to the Guardian ad Litem Program for years through his job at PotashCorp White Springs. He recently retired and was no longer able to continue those donations. I am one of those people when I commit to something, then I want to follow through, Sauls said. I felt like since I couldnt donate the money any-more then I would go volunteer. Sauls has been volunteering for less than a year but he advo-cates for eight children. The biggest thing that I do is make sure that they are getting all the services that they need, he said. The foster care system is not perfect. The process of getting these children into a safe and loving environment is not always easy. There can be ups and downs for everyone involved. For me its kind of a lovehate relationship because I love what they are trying to do but I hate the bureaucracy of it, said Sauls. It takes too long. If the parents are doing what they have been asked to do and they are doing it in a timely manner, then whenever they have com-pleted everything they should be allowed to have their chil-dren back but thats not how it works. Most of these kids want to be back with their parents, Sauls said. Volunteers are always needed, the men said. As of May 2010, the state program represented 22,800 children and had only 7,900 certified volunteers, according to the program web-site. They need male volunteers, Jones said. There are some cir-cumstances where a male volun-teer might be more suitable than a female volunteer. These children may not with their fathers on Fathers Day but they do have someone looking out for them. These gentlemen are exceptional volunteers who give their time to advocate for abused children in your community, said Linda Dedge, Third Judicial Circuit director for Guardian ad Litem. Voices for Children of the Suwannee Valley is the local non-profit that supports the program. To learn more about becoming a Guardian ad Litem call 386-758-1170. Editors note: Bob Edgar is a law enforcement officer and declined to be photographed for this article. Foster kids and father figures FATHERS DAY Jones Sauls I know that there is a lot of desperate kids in this area that have nothing and no one and need an advocate. Steve Jones By LYNN ELBERAP Television WriterLOS ANGELES A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine and the daughters they want to inspire. Doc McStuffins, the AfricanAmerican title character of an animated TV series for children, dreams of becoming an M.D. and, for now, runs a cheerful home clinic for stuffed animals and dolls. I havent lost a toy yet! Doc exclaims as she hugs a blue dinosaur in need of attention. For Dr. Myiesha Taylor, who watches Disney Channels Doc McStuffins with her 4-year-old, Hana, the show sends a much-needed message to minor-ity girls about how big their ambitions can be. Its so nice to see this child of color in a starring role, not just in the supporting cast. Its all about her, Taylor said. And shes an aspiring intellectual pro-fessional, not a singer or dancer or athlete. ASSOCIATED PRESSCharacter Doc McStuffins with Stuff in a scene from Disney Juniors animated series Doc McStuffins. Black doctors see hope in Doc McStuffins 1DLIFE
2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 By Melody Corso Professor/Coordinator of Nursing and Lili High, Program Developer, both of Florida Gateway College Florida Gateway College is developing computer simula tions for the nursing and physi cal therapist assistant (PTA) programs using a web-based 3D virtual environment. Many col leges and universities use virtual worlds to engage students in a variety of activities such as simu lations, games, presentations, podcasts, kiosks, social network ing, blogs and wikis. In the field of nursing educa tion, using virtual world simula tions has become an additional opportunity to train nursing students in direct patient care in a safe manner. Giving students the opportunity to practice nurs ing skills in a controlled environ ment using simulations exposes the student to a variety of real life situations in a clinical setting. Simulations can be directed at a particular weakness the student may have and gives them addi tional practice or time to practice and develop a skill before using on a real patient. During simula tions students can take risks or make mistakes, and learn from them without endangering a patient. Computer simulations provide immediate feedback on a given diagnosis and why the diagnosis is correct or why it is not correct and why. The student will also learn the consequence of the wrong diagnosis for the patient. Another reason colleges and universities are beginning to explore the use of computer sim ulations is that clinical sites used for training in hospitals and long term care facilities are becoming less available due to the increase in demand Second Life is a web-based 3D virtual environment that pro vides a real life feel and gives the student a sense of presence. Topography may include land, such as an island, oceans, moun tains, valleys and rivers. Avatars can move through the virtual world by walking, riding, flying and teleporting from one island to the next. Students begin their experience by creating an avatar. An avatar is a virtual representa tive of oneself in a virtual world. The student is then able to move through the virtual world and participate in classes, simula tions, games, go to a museum or visit the Eiffel Tower. Learning is based on immer sion into the world and may be synchronous or asynchronous. Communication between avatars can include texting, voice, visible and audible gestures, and graph ics. Florida Gateway College Allied Health Department is currently building a virtual campus on Florida Gateway College Island. The campus will start off with a nursing building and PTA building and a hospital. The two buildings will have classrooms, labs, confer ence rooms and faculty offices. The PTA building will also have an exercise lab with treadmills, wheel chairs, walkers and modali ties to help students determine which treatment to use for specific disabilities. The hospital is a two story brick building with exam rooms, a pharmacy, patient rooms, and a nurses station. The patient rooms are equipped with beds, IV pumps, blood pressure equip ment and sinks so students will learn the proper hand washing technique prior to performing patient care. In the future an emergency room and obstetrical areas will be added. Nursing faculty will develop scenarios in which the student will apply skills learned. For example a student may be required to show mastery of giving an injection. The student would be required to demon strate each step in the four step process which would include: 1) Preparing the solution, 2) preparing the site, 3) giving the injection and 4) recording the injection. Using the most current tech nology will help our students in fostering critical thinking skills, develop clinical decision making skills and help students connect what they are learning to what they have learned in the past or what they already know. We hope to expand this approach with other disciplines in the col lege in the near future. Virtual Worlds Come to Florida Gateway College By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a suc cess. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business thats helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presleys ex-wife says its the spirit of Elvis, and not just music history, that keeps the crowds coming to Graceland. Every time I go in there, I feel like Elvis is going to come down the stairs any minute, said Priscilla Presley in an exclu sive interview with The Associated Press about the landmarks anniversary. I have no doubt that hes there, somewhere, his spirit. I think people feel that. The King of RocknRoll died on Aug. 16, 1977, and by the early 1980s, Graceland had become a burden on his estate, which faced high estate and inheritance taxes. Accountants and bank ers wanted to sell the home, but Priscilla Presley thought that opening the house to tourists could solve the financial prob lems while keeping Elvis legacy alive. She secured a $500,000 investment and visited other tourist attractions Hearst Castle, Will Rogers home, even Disney World for inspiration. Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982. We had no idea whether 30 people were coming, or 300, or 3,000 that first day, Fortunately, it was the latter, said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, who helped Priscilla Presley with her plan. They sold out all 3,024 tickets on the first day and never looked back. Gracelands success led to a worldwide merchandising and licensing business that keeps Elvis legend strong while gen erating $32 million a year in revenue. And the flow of tourists has remained steady, with an average of 500,000 annual visitors to the mansion and exhibit area across the street, according to Soden. Visitors come all year, but they peak in August during the annual commemo ration of Elvis death, which includes a candlelight vigil. Graceland expects to welcome its 18 millionth visitor this year. Gracelands popularity has also helped turn Memphis into a major music destina tion. When Graceland opened, city lead ers saw the impact it brought from visi tors from all over the world, said Regena Bearden, vice president of marketing for the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. When Presley died, Beale Street in downtown Memphis, which had been known for the blues since the early 1900s, was in disrepair and shunned by visitors, but today its a bustling attraction featur ing blues-themed bars, shops and restau rants. Sun Studios, where music producer Sam Phillips worked with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and others, opened as a tourist attraction in 1985. The studio for Stax Records, known for Otis Redding and others, has been reborn as a slick multimedia museum of the labels distinc tive Memphis soul sound. And Memphis in May, a monthlong event that includes a music festival and barbecue contest at a park along the Mississippi River, now attracts tens of thousands of people. Graceland, located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Memphis on a hill in the Whitehaven community, remains focused on Elvis life and music. Visitors walk through the house in a line, passing through the living room, dining room, kitchen and the famed Jungle Room, where the King held court. Gold records gleam on the wall of a long hallway. His Army uniform and outfits he wore in mov ies and concerts are displayed in another room. Outside, tourists some crying file past the graves of Elvis, his mother, father and grandmother. The burial site, adorned with flowers, includes a foun tain. The 11-acre property is surrounded by stately trees and landscaping that includes colored lights illuminating the mansion at night. Recent visitors included Orlis Dow, 77, who drove with two friends to Memphis in a motor home from Mineral Wells, Texas. Dow says he liked Elvis he recalls watching the young singer on a small black and white TV and points out that he was married on Jan. 8, Elvis birthday. Dow bought a replica Elvis drivers license and a shot glass to take home with him. He says the permanence of Gracelands popularity is a tribute to the performers talent and ability to connect with fans. Its just a phenomenon, Dow said. He had a gift, and he used it in the right way. Gracelands draw has long had a spill over effect on the Memphis economy, with visitors spending money on hotel rooms, dining and other things. In the mid-1980s, travel expenditures in Memphis were estimated at about $1 bil lion; in 2011, with many more local attrac tions for tourists to see, travel expen ditures exceeded $3 billion, according to the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. The idea of opening Graceland to the public came to Priscilla Presley after Elvis father Vernon died in 1979 and she was thrust into the role of managing the estate. I realized as it was going on that there really wasnt any money that could support Graceland or any of the people that worked for Elvis that were still there, she said. I had a decision to make to somehow save Graceland. She initially reached out to Morgan Maxfield, a Kansas City-based financier, but after he died in a plane crash, his business partner, Soden, stepped in. The one really clear, passionate voice for Dont let go of Graceland, dont let go of the artifacts, was Priscilla, Soden said. They met, planned and visited other homes-turned-museums, like Thomas Jeffersons house at Monticello and Thomas Edisons home. By 1982, they Graceland marks 30th year as tourist attraction Tourists view the trophy room at Graceland, Elvis Presleys home in Memphis, Tenn. Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982. They sold out all 3,024 tickets on the first day and didnt look back, forever changing the Memphis tourist landscape while keeping Elvis and his legend alive. ASSOCIATED PRESS GRACELAND continued on 3A By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Thousands of people are flocking to see a Japanese dock that was torn loose by last years tsunami and ended up on an Oregon beach. But it wont stay a tourist attraction for long. Some local residents and callers to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation are suggesting that state offi cials leave the 165-ton, 66-foot-long dock as a memorial. Chris Havel, a state parks spokesman, said the state is obligated to protect the integrity of the beach, which means keep ing it clean. Its not an automatic decision that everything must go, he said from Salem, Ore. We do sit back and say, Is there any reason to change the way Oregon manages the beach with this object? The answer here, as it has been in the past, is to protect the beach. That is more impor tant than anything more temporary. Other residents say the dock, made of reinforced concrete and plastic foam, is an eyesore on Agate Beach, a popular rec reational area north of Newport. Its cluttering up my beach, said Judy Wright, a front desk clerk at the nearby Sylvia Beach Hotel. The dock has become a draw, with tens of thousands of visitors since it washed up early last week. The parks department has counted 12,791 cars in the parking lot since the dock washed up June 5. The same week in 2011 saw just 2,077 cars. I think they should just pull it farther up on the beach and make a memorial out of it, myself, said Judy Kuhl, general manager of the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn, where guests staying on some top floors can see the barge from balco nies. It would bring people here. Its also something for us to remember. Its part of history. At least one newspaper also backed leaving the dock on the beach, using as an example the stern of a huge freighter that was left on another Oregon beach for nearly a decade. An editorial in The World newspaper in Coos Bay said the state shouldnt hurry to remove it and might consider leaving it permanently. It could become a magnet for Japanese tourists, the newspaper wrote. The state has similar attractions else where, such as the wreckage of the ship Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria. Havel said had officials in 1906 been able to remove the iron skel eton, they would have done so. The issue of how the state could remove the dock remains a mystery for now. On Wednesday, the depart ment opened bids on proposals to either dismantle the dock and haul it to a land fill, or tow it off the beach and take it to a port where it could be put back to use. Preliminary cost estimates appeared to favor dismantling the dock. Havel said Tsunami dock: Should it stay or should it go? TSUNAMI continued on 6D 2DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. 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Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 3D By STEVE SZKOTAKAssociated PressRICHMOND, Va. The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled bodies on Civil War battlefields. Each is posed primly on chairs, ringlets cascading past the rouged cheeks of one, the other dressed in a frilly hoop dress. But no one knows the identities of the girls in the photo-graphs, or the stories they might tell. The photograph of one girl was found between the bodies of two soldiers one Union, one Confederate, at Port Republic, Va., 150 years ago this June. The other was retrieved from a slain Union soldiers haversack in 1865 on a Virginia farm field days before a half-decade of blood-letting would end with a surrender signed not far away at Appomattox. Though photography was in its infancy when the war broke out, its use was widespread. Many soldiers carried photo-graphs of loved ones into battle and for the first time, photo-graphic images of war were available and the Museum of the Confederacy has its own vast collection of images today, many of them identified. But now museum officials are releasing the unidentified imag-es of the two girls, along with six other enigmatic photographs, on the admittedly remote chance someone might recognize a familial resemblance or make a connection to a battlefield where they were found. There is no writing on the backs of these photographs. No notes tucked inside their wal-let-sized frames. For a museum that prides itself on knowing the provenance of its holdings, the photographs offer few clues. We dont know who they are and the people who picked them up did not know who they were, said Ann Drury Wellford, curator of 6,000 Civil War images at the Richmond museum that has the largest collection of artifacts of the Confederate states, civil-ian and military. They evoke an utter and complete sentimental-ity. Museum officials can only speculate on the children and adults, including soldiers, shown in the photographs. But whether they were sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, or siblings the prospect of identifying each grows dimmer with the passage of time. Typically they were found by another soldier and handed down through generations. Ultimately an attic would be cleared or a trunk would be emptied and the photo would be given to the museum. Some have been in the museums pos-session for 60 years or more. Even in its infancy, photography was booming during the Civil War. Photographers were assigned to Northern divisions and traveling photographers were the early version of photo booths as they visited encamped troops between battles and pho-tographed them. Photography was evolving from daguerreotype to ambro-types and other mediums in which images were produced through a wet emulsion on glass and were more accessible to a wider audience. It had more versatility than it had ever had, according to Jeffrey Ruggles, a historian of photography. It was the early blossoming of photography. The war just happened to hit at a time when people were very interested in seeing these pic-tures. Bob Zeller, president of The Center for Civil War Photography, said soldiers car-rying photographs of wives, chil-dren and other loved ones off to battle was common. Finding a photo on the battlefield without a clear connection to a dead sol-dier was uncommon and highly evocative. Much of it is the unknown factor that the image carries, he said. Its something that every-one cherishes, a photograph of their loved ones, but there it is out on this battlefield with these seemingly nameless, faceless corpses. Zeller, the author of several books on Civil War photography, including The Blue and Gray in Black and White: A History of Civil War Photography, described such photos as the link for many Civil War combat-ants to a reality that, for many of them, had just disappeared. Sometimes, the story behind an unidentified photo is eventu-ally told. Zeller relates the story of a Union soldier who died at Gettysburg, clutching a photo-graph of his family. Widespread efforts in the North to identify the family ultimately proved suc-cessful in tracing his family to upstate New York. As for the girls photos, there is no hint of who these subjects are and the connection to the combatants who once cherished them is lost. Unlike modern soldiers, few Civil War troops had the mod-ern-day version of dog tags and few carried identification. The Civil War also did not have the kinds of mortuary units that now strive to collect all the posses-sions of the war dead and return them to their families. Each photograph is in a hinged case with a leather or composite exterior. The cases protected the fragile images, which include early photograph-ic processes such as tintypes and daguerreotypes. Were very fortunate that we know where they came from and how they were found, and many people who donated them were hopeful a family member would see them and identify them, Wellford explained. But the museum official said it would be too costly and time-consuming, she said, for curators to do their own detective work. Pvt. Thomas W. Timberlake of the 2nd Virginia Infantry found the portrait of the girl with the ringlets and hand-colored pink cheeks on the battlefield of Port Republic between the bodies of the two dead soldiers. Fought in Virginias Shenandoah Valley, Confederate Gen. Thomas Stonewall Jacksons forces turned back Northern troops led by Brig. Gen. James Shields, who lost 67 men. The Union troops hailed from Ohio and Pennsylvania. The other girl, who had short hair parted down the middle, was found by Pvt. Heartwell Kincaid Adams of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry in the haversack he found on a Union soldiers body at the battle of High Bridge in Virginia, only days before the war ended at Appomattox in 1865. I think theyre utterly compelling, especially the little girls, Wellford said. You can see that theyre dressed well and theyre posed in elaborate studios. There was a lot of thought and effort that went into taking those pictures. The other photographs released by the museum offer scant information on their origin. Many lack the dates they were found and locations, but Wellford hopes the public at large could help. They show: A Confederate soldier, standing ramrod tall and staring intently, who left an ambrotype of himself with Mrs. L.M.C. Lee of Corinth, Miss., on the eve of the Battle of Shiloh. The soldier never returned and is presumed to have been killed in battle. An officer, the epaulettes hand-painted a still-glinting sil-ver, found on a battlefield near Richmond. The museum identi-fied him as a lieutenant but was unable to determine for which side. It was not unusual for a militia officer from the South to wear a U.S. Army issue uniform dating from before the nation was divided by the Civil War. An unidentified woman found in the effects of a soldier identified as Joseph Warren. Her cheeks were painted a pink blush; her earrings, rings, and necklace were painted gold. Two young girls flanking a somber-looking woman, found in the effects of Joseph Warren. An unidentified couple with two young children. A Union soldier known only as Kilmartin found the photo-graph on the Fredericksburg battlefield. It was later passed on by Mrs. Walter Blunt of Richmond to the museum. An unidentified man found in a tent somewhere in North Carolina during the war. Wellford said the photographs show there was more to the war than combat and death. You have these guys out their killing each other and all sorts of bloodshed and hes carrying a picture of a little girl, Welllford said. It shows the humanity. Museum officials said, even 150 years later, it remains important to return the photos to families who had a link to the Civil War. The two girls, they said, still evoke powerful emotions. You think about these little girls at home and their daddies never return and they dont know what happened to them, said Sam Craghead, a spokes-man for the museum. Its just a really, really human story.Civil War photos: Help sought to solve old mystery ASSOCIATED PRESSAnn Drury Wellford, manager of Photographic Services for The Museum of the Confederacy, holds a Civil War battlefield photo at the museum in Richmond, Va., Friday, May 25, 2012. Private Thomas W. Timberlake of Co. G, 2nd Virginia Infantry found this childs portrait on the battlefield of Port Republic, Virginia, between the bodies of a Confederate soldier and a Federal soldier. The M useum of the Confederacy is publicly releasing eight images recovered on battlefields of unidentified persons in the admittedly remote chance a descendant might recognize a facial resemblance or make a connection th e battlefields where they were found. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destina-tions in the national park system. Now swaths of some popular haunts are clos-ing for good after geologists confirmed that unsuspecting tourists and employees are being lodged in harms way. On Thursday, the National Park Service announced that potential danger from the unstable 3,000-foot-tall Glacier Point, a granite promontory that for decades has provided a dramatic back-drop to park events, will leave some of the valleys most popular lodging areas permanently uninhabitable. There are no absolutely safe areas in Yosemite Valley, said Greg Stock, the parks first staff geologist and the primary author of a new study that assesses the potential risk to people from falling rocks in the steep-sided valley. The highest risk area is family friendly Curry Village, which was hit by a major rock fall several years ago. A newly delineated hazard zone also outlines other areas, including the popu-lar climbing wall El Capitan, where the danger posed by the rock falls is high but risk of injury is low because they arent continuously occupied. Rock falls are common in Yosemite Valley, California, posing substantial hazard and risk to the approximately four million annual visitors to Yosemite National Park, reads the ominous open-ing line of the report. The move to close parts of historic Curry Village, a camp of canvas and wooden cabins, comes four years after the equivalent of 570 dump trucks of boulders hit 17 cabins, flattened one and sent schoolchildren scrambling for their lives. The park fenced off 233 of the 600 cabins in the village. The new report, obtained early by The Associated Press, now identifies 18 more that closed on Thursday. An examination by the AP after the 2008 fall found park officials were aware of U.S. Geological Survey studies dat-ing back to 1996 that show Glacier Point behind Curry Village was susceptible to rock avalanches. Yet visitors were not warned of the potential danger, and the park service repaired and reused rock-battered cabins. Rock falls in and around the centuryold Curry Village have killed two people and injured two dozen others since 1996. Since officials began keeping track in 1857, 15 people have died throughout the valley and 85 have been injured from fall-ing rocks. This new study, prompted by the 2008 Curry event, is the first to assess risk to people. Officials say dangers exist in nearly every national park but they are particularly acute in Yosemite given its unstable geol-ogy, which causes rock falls weekly. Park officials will use the study to develop policy that guides future planning. Yosemite Valley is ringed by 3,000-foot walls of granite. Since the last glacier retreated 15,000 years ago, the biggest fac-tor shaping the most popular tourist desti-nations in the park has been the sloughing of rock when granite heats and cools and eventually breaks along fissures and cracks. Stock used laser mapping to create the first detailed look at the cliffs, which ulti-mately could identify which formations are most vulnerable. The report shows the greatest dangers are within 180 feet of the base of the cliffs. However, there is a 10 percent chance a potentially deadly boulder will fall outside of the zone every 50 years. With the removal of lodging from highly problematic areas and increased awareness, risk can be reduced by up to 95 percent, Stock said. Thats a huge reduction, but its not possible to reduce all risk in the park. Part of Yosemites charm is the guest cabins and other structures built around boulders, some the size of houses. It was widely assumed that they could have fallen in one cataclysmic event. The new study concluded that the boulders had fallen over time, and the information was used to delineate the most potentially dangerous areas of the valley. Its easy now to look around and see all of these rocks and know theres a hazard here, but that hasnt always been the case, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. In November 1980, falling rocks killed three people and injured 19 more on the trail to Yosemite Falls, the icon of the val-ley and one of the most popular visitor hikes. Falling boulder risk forces Yosemite closures A boulder sits atop debris after it fell in Curry Village in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Falling boulders are the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the national park system. Now swaths of som e popular haunts are closing for good after geologists confirmed that unsuspecting tourists a nd employees are being lodged in harms way. On Thursday, June 13, 2012, the National Pa rk Service will announce that potential danger from the unstable 3,000-foot-tall Glacier P oint, a granite promontory that for decades has provided a dramatic backdrop to park even ts, will leave some of the valleys most popular lodging areas permanently uninhabitable. ASSOCIATED PRESS 3DLIFE
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DEAR ABBY: Its Fathers Day and Id like to salute one particular unsung hero -my dad. He was there for me and my sister despite a difficult workload throughout our childhood. He has always been generous with love and affection, and I have no doubt that he has sac-rificed things he wanted personally for our benefit. Dad has been the calming voice during times of strife. He can fix anything from a broken washing machine to a broken heart. He has not only nurtured us, but our children as well. He has been our role model when it comes to setting an example of what a man, husband, father and grandfather should be. He is never judgmental and has always shown us the best in ourselves. Hes con-sistent in his love of God, country and family. He is patient, kind, generous and smart in ways I only wish I could be. To top it off, he found us the best mother we could have hoped for. They have been married 58 years. My unsung hero doesnt wear a cape, but I do believe he has certainly earned a halo. -SHARON IN BRANDON, FLA. DEAR SHARON: What a sweet letter. Im printing it to honor not only your father but also the millions of men who dedicate them-selves daily to raising their children with love and sup-port. In addition, Id like to extend a Happy Fathers Day to fathers everywhere -not only birth fathers but also stepfathers, foster fathers and those caring individuals who mentor youngsters whose parents are absent or deceased. Bless you all. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: Will you please help librarians across the country clarify something that is generally misrepresented to the pub-lic? Patrons who need assistance operating a com-puter MAY be able to get help at their local library. Thats may, not can. Too often, people are instructed to go to their library and use a computer to file taxes, redeem a gift, print pictures, etc. The fact is, not every library has computers with Internet access. Most do, but not all. Further, many libraries lack sufficient staff to offer one-on-one support to operate a computer. To someone who is proficient, it may seem strange that a person cant simply lay a hand on a mouse and go. The reality is, comput-ers and the Internet are not intuitive to those who havent been exposed to them -and there are many. While I dont know of a librarian who wouldnt like to offer unlimited assis-tance to computer users, libraries nationwide are losing staff due to budget cuts. At the same time, use of libraries is steadily increasing. Its frustrating to disappoint patrons who expect to receive instruc-tion in computer operation. We prefer they leave our building happy. So, Abby, please spread the word. Computers and Internet services vary from library to library. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Combine the past, present and future, and you will benefit. An old goal, revamped and pro-moted in a trendy and updated manner, will lead to success. Let your roots and something you feel passionate about be your guide. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think clearly about the pros and cons of any venture you want to pur-sue. Whats being present-ed to you may not be as enterprising as someone wants you to believe. Dont feel pressured to make a decision. Focus more on simple pleasures. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dont feel you have to share everything with everyone. Stick close to your circle of trusted friends. Avoid anyone aggressively pursuing your interest. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Questions will leave your head spinning. Dont let confusion and pressure lead to a poor decision. Take a break and refuse to do anything that might leave you in an inflexible position. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take the lead in groups or organizations. Your insight, knowledge and experience will be ampli-fied if you are proactive in your pursuits. A change of lifestyle or location will lift your spirits and inspire good ideas. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Slow down when dealing with peers or lov-ers. Take a wait-and-see approach in order to avoid discord. Ulterior motives can be expected when dealing with someone from your past. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make plans that will broaden your horizons and bring you in touch with creative people who can make contributions to your life and your goals. Love is in the stars. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Contracts, agreements and money matters should all be questioned. Dont make promises until you have all the facts and figures in front of you. Change is necessary, but doing it right will deter-mine your degree of suc-cess. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Focus on part-nerships and the changes you can make to improve your home. Changing your lifestyle will improve your relationships as well as your emotional and physi-cal wellness. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Sign up for an event, activity or course that will help you develop the skills you need to pursue a new interest. Discipline coupled with networking will lead to concepts that can turn your new project into a moneymaker. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Make worth-while improvements to your home, your love life or to your own physical and emotional wellness. Romance should lead to a new lifestyle or a better relationship with someone you cherish. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dont give in to emo-tional blackmail. Listen, but dont engage in a point-less argument. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012 So Taylor sent a mes sage back, creating an online collage featuring an image of the buoyant Doc encircled by photos of 131 black women who are Docs real life-counter parts, most garbed in their scrubs or doctors coats. We are trailblazers, Taylor proclaimed on her website. We are women of color. We are physicians. We ARE role-models. We are Doc McStuffins all grown up! For black women whose own wish to practice medi cine came true, the show is welcome affirmation. The doctors shown in the collage are graduates of schools including Harvard, Yale and Stanford and work in a range of special ties such as neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and psychiatry. Taylor is a board-certified emergency room physician. According to the American Medical Associations Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., 2012 Edition, there were 18,533 black female physi cians in 2010, or less than 2 percent of a total of 985,375 U.S. doctors, including nearly 300,000 female physi cians. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, blacks make up 12.3 percent of the popu lation at about 40 million, with more than half of them women. When we made her an African-American girl, we hoped it would be a posi tive role model that wasnt really out there and would be great for little girls, said series creator Chris Nee, who said she was encour aged by Disney from the start to create Doc as a minority character. What has been surprising is the strength of the reaction and that its from adults. She hopes the series resonates with all the girls who watch it, she added, citing worrisome studies that females start to develop negative attitudes about sci ence at a young age. Dr. Leah Backhus, 38, appreciates Doc and more in the show. A cardiothorac ic surgeon at the University of Washington and mom to daughter Sydney, 7, and son Ryan, 5, Backhus values the reflection of her profes sion and her family, with a husband who takes a big share of responsibility for housework. Its incredibly reassur ing for Sydney to see that and know that her family sits into the general defini tion of what family can be like, Backhus said. Its not so unique. Its something really pretty cool. The shows positive depiction of an AfricanAmerican family, so rare for childrens TV, can have a tremendous impact, she added. Diversity has blossomed in kids TV in recent years, with minority characters part of series including Nickelodeons Dora the Explorer and Ni Hao, Kai-lan, Disneys Handy Manny and Shake It Up, and PBS Kids Maya & Miguel and Word Girl. The power of TV role models, even animated ones, is undeniable, said Kevin Clark, founder and director of George Mason Universitys Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity. Because children of color (African American and Latino) spend the most time viewing television, it is important to have pro gramming that represents them, their surroundings, as well as their dreams and aspirations, Clark said in an email. Taylor, 38, who works in Dallas-area suburbs as an ER specialist at Texas Regional Medical Center and as a physician super visor at a manufacturing plant, built her career on family tradition: Her mother was a registered nurse, and Taylors grandmother was a vocational nurse. When I came along, my mom said, You should be a doctor. Thats the next step, Taylor recalled. (She was inspired to pursue ER medicine after her father, Dwight Taylor, was among the first bystanders shot in the 1992 Los Angeles riots and was taken to a hospital without a trauma center, where he died. He was 42.) For daughter Hana, Taylor said, Doc McStuffins is rein forcement of what mom has accomplished. I see her engage and play with her toys (like a doctor) because its normal, Taylor said. Its even more awesome when people ask her, What do you want to be when you grow up? and she says, A doctor. Doc McStuffins, which is produced for children ages 2 to 7 by Ireland-based Brown Bag Films and airs on the Disney Channel and on the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel, recently was renewed for its second sea son. Doc is voiced by Kiara Muhammad, with Loretta Devine in the cast as a smart plush hippo named Hallie. Taylor, whose family with husband William Schlitz also includes daughter Haley, 9, and son Ian, 6, wants even more from childrens TV. She sees too few characters of color in starring roles and too many black characters who aspire to entertainment, sports or fashion industry success, not education and a career that benefits others. Children need to see an alternate to LeBron and Beyonce, she said: Theres not enough imag ery on television to show kids and their parents there are other paths to follow. DOC: Stuffed animals Continued From Page 2D were ready to open, with Priscilla Presleys idea of keeping everything in the home the same as it was when Elvis was alive still intact. To augment the $500,000 invest ment, they pre-sold tickets, generat ing enough money to buy uniforms for the tour guides. The first month was such a success that they made back the half-million dollars in about 38 days, Soden said. The visitors center was built later with exhibits including his favorite cars and the Lisa Marie, his private plane, plus a cafe and gift shops selling Elvis memorabilia, from T-shirts to bob ble-head dolls. Future plans include $50 million in improvements to Elvis Presley Boulevard and other infra structure near Graceland. Im blown away by the mere fact that its 30 years, Priscilla Presley said. Its been incredible to see that the legacy of Elvis is still going strong. We wouldnt have imagined that when it was opened in 1982. Elvis is as popular now as he was then, if not even more. GRACELAND Continued From Page 2D the state could give some pieces to artists to create a memorial elsewhere. A decision would be made in days. Havel said the state was preparing for more beach trash as debris from the 2011 tsunami continues to show up on northern Oregon beaches. The bulk of that debris was expect ed to arrive in the winter. As for the dock, retired oil tanker chief mate Dick Clarey said he hoped there wouldnt be a repeat of an exploding whale that has become Oregon beach lore. A 1970 video shows the Oregon Highway Division using dynamite to dispose of a rotting whale car cass, which then rained down on bystanders and crushed the roof of a car. This June 6, 2012 photo shows Sue Odierno, of Salishan, Ore., looking at the massive dock from Japan that washed ashore on Agate Beach near Newport, Ore. The nearly 70-foot-long dock was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last years tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. GRACELAND From Page 2D ASSOCIATED PRESS 6DLIFE If you have an orthopedic injury, its good to know that quality care is available right here in Lake City. Lake City Bone and Joint offers treatment for a wide range of orthopedic issues. From sports injuries to carpel tunnel syndrome to rotator cuff injuries to arthroscopic hip, knee and shoulder surgery, Lake City Bone and Joint is ready for you. To schedule an appointment, call 386-755-9720. Quality Orthopedic Care. CLOSE TO HOME. 3140 NW Medical Center Lane, Suite 130, Lake City, FL 32055 Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Glenn, is Lake Citys only physician fellowship-trained in joint replacement surgery. www.LCBoneandJoint.com