The Lake City reporter
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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2012
Publication Date: 07-15-2012
Frequency: daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
weekly[ former 1967-<1968>]
normalized irregular
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates: 30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ............... 4A Business ............... 5A Obituaries ............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN SPORTS Champions & a showcase. COMING TUESDAY City council coverage. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ............... 4A Business ............... 1C Obituaries ............. 5A Advice ................. 5D Puzzles ................. 5B 92 71 Chance T-storms WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1 00 LAKECITYRE PO RTER COM Fort White FFA studies nutrient effects, wins big. Working to save pets from deadly summer heat. SUNDAY EDITION Vol. 138, No 123 1D 1C 1A An old river flowed again after Debby Ichetucknee Springs State Park SANTA FE RIVER Fort White Alligator Lake 240 240 137 47 47 27 238 131 441 441 242 75 INTERSTATE Cody Scarp Ichetucknee Trace Rivers, lakes, streams The Ichetucknee Trace, inundated with floodwater, appeared as it did in 1829. DAVE KIMLER/ Lake City Reporter By TONY BRITT tbritt@lakecityreporter.com T raveling by boat from Alligator Lake to the Santa Fe River would normally be an exercise in futility, but when floodwaters from Tropical Storm Debby inundated Columbia County and the Ichetucknee Trace last month, the old river that had been under ground for many decades seemed to reappear on the landscape. The Ichetucknee River Trace is the former riverbed of the Ichetucknee River where the river histori cally flowed aboveg round. The Ichetucknee River Trace begins at the head springs of Ichetucknee Springs State Park and goes north, ending near Interstate 75 and State Road 47. The trace ends where Cannon Creek and Clay Hole Creek meet. When I used to give tours over here I used to tell TRACE continued on 6A Cody Scarp, contours of ancient coastline, forms rough boundary. A new twist for political forum Despite rainfall, water restrictions remain in effect JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Anthony Free, an audio/visual, television specialist at Florida Gateway College, works on TV monitors in preparation for the live broadcasts of the candidate forum, which will be held at the college on July 30, 31 and August 2. Thirty-seven candi dates for city and county commission, state attorney, Third Circuit judge, Columbia County Sheriff, Columbia County school superintendent and school board will be questioned by Lake City Reporter Editor Robert Bridges. Some candidate questions may be selected by readers By HANNAH O. BROWN hbrown@lakecityreporter.com Thirty-seven local candidates will be tested on July 30, 31 and August 2 during a live broadcast of the candidate forum, an event in which campaigning citizens will be pitted against one another to answer ques tions about local issues. For the first time, community members are encouraged to send in their questions for the candidates. Mike McKee, Director of Media and Public Information at Florida Gateway College, which hosts and co-sponsors the event with the Lake City Reporter said the experience can be harrowing for candidates. Theres a lot of pressure because you are on the air live, you are asked questions that you have no idea what they are and you have to respond with the people that you are run ning against, said McKee, moderator of the event. So the voter can com pare the answers given by each can didate side by side by side. McKee said candidates sometimes get stage fright after being asked a question. Its kind of uncomfortable to watch when its their time to respond Forum will be televised live from FGC on 3 nights. McKee Bridges FORUM continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Brandi Linton (left) helps friend Mandi Tillotson Williams shovel debris out of Tillotsons kitchen in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby. Pieces of the wall and cabine try that were under water and infested with mold have been removed. Kitchen cleanup Monday is voter reg. deadline From staff reports Monday is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the August 14 primary election. Florida is a closed primary state, which means voters may cast ballots only for can didates of their own political party. Voters with no party affiliation may cast ballots only in non-partisan races. Voters can visit the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections website at www. votecolumbia.com and click on the My Registration Status DEADLINE continued on 7A By LAURA HAMPSON lhampson@lakecityreporter.com Despite record rainfall last month, it is too soon to lift the water shortage order, which limits residential watering to once a week, officials say. Groundwater levels in most areas in the Suwannee River Water Management District have rebounded from severe lows following record rainfall from Tropical Storms Beryl and Debby. However, the eastern and extreme southern portions of the district are still experiencing low and extremely low groundwater levels, and many counties still have 12-month rainfall deficits of as much as 15-20 inches, according to the latest hydrologic con ditions report from the district. Groundwater monitoring wells in Columbia County measure the Floridan aquifer at normal or above normal levels, according to the report. Wells near the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers rose to their highest levels since previous floods. SURPLUS continued on 7A Shortelle


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays 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: 4-18-20-26 12 Friday: 3-7-17-19-23 Saturday: Afternoon: 0-7-5 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 6-8-7-2 Evening: N/A Saturday: N/A 3 more counties get assistance from Debby damages Captain Hook sailing to Once Upon a Time Saturday: N/A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson .... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com) NEWS Editor Robert Bridges .... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityr e porter.com) A DV ERT I S ING ........ 752-1293 (ads@lakecityr e porter.com) C L ASS IFI E D To place a classified ad, call 755-5440 B US IN ESS Controller Sue Brannon ... 754-0419 (sbrannon@lakecityreporter.com) C I RCU L AT I O N Home delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. Circulation .............. 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com) Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter 2A TALLAHASSEE The federal govern ment has approved disaster unemployment assistance for victims of Tropical Storm Debby in three more Florida counties. Disaster officials said Friday that finan cial help is now available to those damaged by last months storm in Hillsborough, Manatee and Taylor counties. The unem ployment assistance for a period of a maximum of 28 weeks has also been made available earlier to more than a dozen other counties, mostly stretching across the northern parts of Florida. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster area for the state of Florida on July 3 as a result of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Debby that swept across the state in late June. Eight deaths were attributed to the storm, in addition to the flooding and wind damage in some parts of Florida. 1 shot, 1 injured in Tampa bar shooting TAMPA Authorities say a 23-year-old man is dead and another person injured after being shot outside of a bar in Tampa. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office says Pablo Bonilla was inside the Whiskey Park North Bar Saturday at about 3 a.m. when he saw a man speaking with his girl friend. Bonilla and the man got into a verbal confrontation but were separated before it escalated. When the bar closed, Bonilla, his girl friend and several other people were stand ing in the parking lot. Thats when inves tigators say a car pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire. Bonilla and a second man were struck. Bonilla was taken to a local hospital where he died. The second victim is being treated and expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene. Snorkelers, divers listen to music beneath the sea BIG PINE KEY About 300 snorkel ers and divers have submerged to listen to a local radio stations music broadcast beneath the sea in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The quirky Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival, at Looe Key Reef Saturday, featured four hours of commercial-free music especially programmed for the sub sea listening experience. The theme from the Little Mermaid, the Beatles Octopuss Garden and Jimmy Buffetts Fins were among songs played along with public service announcements that encouraged coral reef protection. Participants described listening to music underwater as ethereal and said they could feel the sound within their bodies. Some divers were costumed and pre tended to play a metal artists sculpted instruments. The event was organized by Keys radio station WWUS and the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. FSU expected to bring back anthropology major TALLAHASSEE Florida State University trustees are expected to rein state the schools anthropology program after it was cut in 2009 during campuswide belt tightening. The Tallahassee Democrat reports the universitys anthropology major could be back on the books in time for the spring 2013 semester. The university stopped offering the major in the wake of dramatic state fund ing cuts. But FSU has continued to offer anthropology courses and two of the departments longstanding tenured pro fessors were reinstated in 2010. Gov. Rick Scott brought anthropology into the national spotlight last year when he quipped that Florida didnt need any more anthropology majors. FSU President Eric Barron made the case for bringing the major back at a trustees workshop in June. Trustees will vote on the decision in September. Body of missing man, 80, found in old grove FORT PIERCE The body of a miss ing 80-year-old man has been found an old grove in central Florida. The St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office says authorities in Indian River County found the body of Stanley Goldberg on Friday afternoon. Investigators report Goldberg was found deceased in the driver seat of his vehicle. There were no signs of criminal activity. An autopsy will be performed to determine his cause of death. A concerned neighbor reported on Tuesday that he had not seen Goldberg since the previous Saturday. He was last seen stopping to fuel his car in Vero Beach on Monday. Authorities say Goldberg was suffer ing from the early stages of Alzheimers Disease. Man gets 25 years for DUI crash that killed wife TAMPA A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that left his wife dead. A Hillsborough County judge sentenced 60-year-old Charles Peoples on Friday after he had previously pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter, driving on a revoked license and violation of probation. Authorities say Peoples was already on probation for driving with a revoked license in November 2010 when he crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 75. State troopers reported that Peoples had cut his wife Wandas seatbelt after the crash and tried to move her to the drivers seat. Peoples blood alcohol level was record ed at .204 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at .08 percent. Tallahassee couple charged with fraud in BP spill TALLAHASSEE A Tallahassee couple has been charged with submitting false claims to the fund created to com pensate victims of the 2010 BP oil spill. The U.S. Attorneys Office reported Friday that 46-year-old Henry Clyde Barnes and 41-year-old Nadine Barnes face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. According to the indictment, the pair sought reimbursement for work at a prop erty management company that never existed. It wasnt immediately clear if they had an attorney. Contestants compete for Miss Florida USA title DAVIE Contestants will take center stage as they compete for the title of Miss Florida USA. The competition is being held Saturday night on the campus of Broward College in Davie. The pageant focuses on inter views and physical fitness featuring eve ning gowns and swimsuits. A press release says the pageant will be broadcast live to more than five million viewers. Its open to females between the ages of 18 to 26 and who are U.S. citizens or residents of the state of Florida for at least six months. Operation Medicine Cabinet in Broward County DAVIE Operation Medicine Cabinet allows residents in Broward County to turn in unused or expired prescription medication. In return, families will receive a $5 gift card during the prescription drug take back event Saturday morning in Davie. Residents can also safely dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and other paperwork that has their personal information during the Shred-A-Thon. n ASSOCIATED PRESS n Football player/actor Alex Karras is 77. n Actor Jan Michael Vincent is 68. n Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. n Wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura is 61. n Model Kim Alexis is 52. n Actor Forest Whitaker is 51. n Model Beth Stern is 40. n Actor Brian Austin Green is 39. n Model Diane Kruger is 36. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Fathers commands and remain in his love. John 15:10 NIV Thought for the Day It helps if the hitter thinks youre a little crazy. Nolan Ryan SAN DIEGO Captain Hook will make a splash on Once Upon a Time. A video at the conclusion of the ABC fairytale dramas Saturday morning Comic-Con presentation teased that Peter Pans adversary is coming to the Storybrooke. The video featured a shadowy character breaking into Mr. Golds Pawnshop, smashing a display case and affixing a hook to his hand. It was also teased that charac ters from Mulan, The Lovebug, Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk would be included in the second season. Once Upon a Time stars Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Meghan Ory and Emilie de Ravin were joined by show creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz on the panel. Kitsis and Horowitz promised fans the identity of Henrys father would be revealed in the new season. Thoreaus 150th death anniversary marked CONCORD, Mass. Members of the oldest and largest organi zations devoted to the legacy of Henry David Thoreau are celebrat ing the passage of 150 years since the author and naturalist died in Massachusetts. Members of the Thoreau Society gathered in Concord on Saturday for the third day of their annual gather ing. The event, scheduled to end Sunday, features nature walks, work shops and a keynote speech by twotime Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Wilson. Thoreau, who lived from 1817 to 1862, is well-known for his reflec tions on simple living in nature, espe cially through his book Walden, about his two-year retreat in a small house on Walden Pond in his home town of Concord. He also wrote The Maine Woods, a lesser-known book about his observations and thoughts during his three journeys to north ern Maine in 1846, 1853 and 1857. Malloy to visit students performing at Olympics HARTFORD, Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to visit a high school jazz group in Hartford that is heading to London to perform at the Olympics. Malloy is scheduled to visit the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts on Monday to give a send-off to the Real Ambassadors at one of their final rehearsals for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The Real Ambassadors, a high school jazz group from the academy, was one of a select few groups asked to perform at the games. The community is invited to attend the rehearsal, which will be held at 15 Vernon St., from 1-2 p.m. The school is asking for a $10 donation from those attending to help cover the costs for the students to perform in London. The academy is an inter-district magnet high school. Mass. doctor awaits Green Party nod BALTIMORE A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago is poised to do it again, this time as the Green Partys presidential nominee. Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., acknowledges that her candidacy is a super long shot. Still, she notes that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the two major politi cal parties and she cites the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example of that. We are in it to win it, but were also in it to build it, and those are both wins in my book, Stein, 62, said in an interview at the Green Partys convention in Baltimore, where she was prepared to give her acceptance speech in the afternoon. Stein was far ahead of comedian Roseanne Barr for the party nod. Convention organizers said Barr was not expected to attend. Stein hopes the party will qualify in at least 40 states, but the total now stands at 21 and does not include state hosting the convention. Stein also notes that the Green Party has qualified for federal matching funds for the first time in its 11-year his tory. It is yet another sign that we are in a different historical moment right now that people are tak ing the stakes here very seriously and understanding that it is we, ourselves, who are going to get us out of this mess, we, the American people, Stein said. The corporatesponsored political parties the establishment isnt going to change the status quo for us. Weve got to do it. Stein has been running for office in Massachusetts over the past decade. In the 2002 race against Romney, she only won 3 percent of the vote. I entered that race in des peration as a medical doctor and a mother seeing things unraveling and the political system incapable of responding to it, Stein said. She says she doesnt worry that even a marginal performance in a single state could tip the scales against President Barack Obama. Many viewed Green Party candidate Ralph Naders showing in Florida in 2000 as a big factor in Democrat Al Gores loss to Republican George W. Bush. You dont get democracy by silencing the voice of the public interest, Stein said. Stein also made unsuccessful runs for secretary of state in 2006 and governor again in 2010. She is highlighting what she describes as a Green New Deal as the main focus of her platform. She calls it an emergency program designed to create 25 million jobs and jump-start a green economy for the 21st century to help address cli mate change and make wars for oil obsolete. n ASSOCIATED PRESS


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CHS grad heads to command position From Staff Reports CAMP PENDLETON In a June 1 ceremony, Navy Captain Jeff Plummer was awarded the Dept. of Defense Meritorious Service Medal for ser vice as Executive Officer of the Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. As we emerge from over a decade of war, caring for sailors, Marines and their families on the battlefield and in our hospitals has never been more impor tant to the strength of our U.S. military forces. The challenges and sacrifices made by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton have been great; it has been a privi lege to serve these great Americans during this important time in our his tory, Plummer recalled. Plummers next assign ment is as the command ing officer of the U.S. Naval Hospital on the Pacific island of Guam. A stra tegic American territory since its liberation during WWII, Guam is uniquely positioned to provide a forward military presence in this region of growing importance. A new naval hospital in under construc tion there, with a planned opening in late 2013. The captain is a 1983 graduate of CHS, a 1987 graduate of the University of Florida, and the son of Russell and Sandra Plummer of Lake City. From Staff Reports During the past five years, the Banner Center for Global Logistics at Florida Gateway College helped strengthen and develop logistics and sup ply chain management, not only in Columbia County, but throughout the state, officials said. The Banner Center for Global Logistics went by the wayside July 1, the end of a five-year contract with Workforce Florida and Florida Gateway College. This does not mean the end of logistics and supply chain man agement at FGC, though on the contrary, FGC will focus its efforts on growing its own global logistics program, offi cials said. In 2007, Workforce Florida began conduct ing research on various industry needs through out the state, identifying several: advanced manu facturing, agriscience, clean energy, creative industries, global logis tics, among others. The purpose of this was to create a statewide, indus try-driven initiative focused on education and training. Through direct input from Florida-based businesses, the states 11 current and planned Banner Centers focus on developing and coordinat ing educational and train ing resources to boost the competitiveness of targeted industries that diversify Floridas econ omy. Florida Gateway College was awarded the Banner Center for Global Logistics, the goal of which was to develop a pipeline of well-quali fied, entry-level workers and improve the skills of the logistics and distri bution industrys current workforce. This was the first Banner Center locat ed in one of the states Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern. For the past five years, the center has sup ported Florida indus tries by offering skilled worker training and continuous education services, curriculum development and educa tional research, among other things. Numerous national logistics sup pliers Rooms2Go, Walmart, JaxPort, BrazilJax Alliance, CSX, among others were on the banner centers advisory council. This was the first time many of these busi nesses had been brought together to discuss simi lar needs in education and training for their workforce. The Banner Center also helped develop curricu lum framework for high schools and post-second ary education. Because of the Banner Center, there are seven career acad emies throughout the region, including those at Columbia and Baker high schools. Many believe that the Banner Center was sup posed to create jobs, but that wasnt the mission, said Tracy Hickman, vice president for occupational programs. It was to bring industry together to sup port a career pathway and develop training for what the industry needed. Local industry officials were brought together in May at the ports of Los Angeles to continue to learn more about the importance of ports and how they can affect the supply chain industry. Though it is larger than the Jacksonville port, future expansion will bring more jobs to the area through the inland port project. This concept, which will allow quicker off-loading and move ment of containers, will have containers unloaded at the Jacksonville port off-loaded and brought by trucks and train to the inland ports for inspec tion. The trip allowed for instructive interaction between educators and industry representatives on the importance of pro fessional training and edu cation for the entire sup ply chain industry. As the Banner Center concludes, FGC turns its focus to building its logistics and supply chain management program with a highly-skilled, highly-trained workforce through partnerships with high schools, to apply for grants, and support the IDA and chamber of com merce through workforce programs. From Staff Reports LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board this week approved the tentative FY 201213 budget as well as a new budgeting method that more accurately reflects and supports the agencys core mission and includes funding for cost-share programs. The 2012-13 budget represents a revised standardized approach to budgeting and fiscal responsibility. For the first time, the District has developed an annual opera tions budget. This approach, consistent with other water management districts, allows for improved tracking of costs and performance evaluations. This budget includes targeted expendi tures that are expected to produce tangible results in effectively addressing the funda mental issues of water supply and water quality, said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle. One change involves the designation and funding of reserves. Rather than car rying over each year, the bulk of reserve funds which currently totals $44.6 mil lion will be spent down over a fouryear period. The District has chosen to designate funds to support projects and cost-share programs that will benefit the citizens of the District. The proposed millage rate of 0.4143, or $41.43 for every $1,000 of assessed proper ty value, is unchanged from last year. The owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $62.14 in property taxes to the District and will see no increase in taxes. In 2012-13, the District will set aside $3 million for agricultural and interagencylocal government cost-share programs. Examples of agricultural programs include installation and implementation of water conservation and nutrient management improvements and practices. Local gov ernment projects may include alternative water supply, water quality improvement, and flood control projects. The District will hold public hearings on the budget at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, and Sept. 25 at District headquarters in Live Oak. Blotches of mold and mildew have inhabited the furniture and walls of a home flooded by Tropical Storm Debby. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Debbys damage SRWMD budget to focus on mission, cost-share Political advertisement paid for and approved by Grady D. (Sam) Markham for Superintendent of Schools. SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. 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Obamacaremay yet bedefeated ONE OPINION New American food-stamp plantation is a SNAP Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities —“Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: news@lakecityreporter.com Yet another massacre in Syria Q The Washington Post Q Orange County Register OPINION Sunday, July 15, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AEDIT ANOTHER VIEW T he House Agriculture Committee has reported out its ver-sion of a new farm bill that will cut $16.5 billion over 10 years from funding of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), once known as food stamps. The cuts in the House bill exceed those in the Senate bill by $12 billion. Sixteen-and-a-half billion dollars over a decade amount to a whopping 2 percent cut in SNAP program expenditures, which last year alone came to $78 billion. At a time when we are running trillion-dollar annual federal budget deficits, it’s hard to see a 2 percent cut in any large spending program as provocative. Particularly in a program like SNAP, where spending in 2011 was over 400 percent higher than in 2000. Yet, liberals are predictably ringing the alarm. Assistant House Democratic leader James Clyburn of South Carolina called the cuts “abominable,” suggest-ing they will jeopardize nutrition of children and that it’s all about protecting “the wealthy and the well to do.” I recall these kinds of charges from the left when I worked on reforming welfare in 1995 and 1996. Those reforms, signed into law by President Bill Clinton, were far more sweeping than 2 percent cuts. Not only did dooms-day predictions not occur, but welfare rolls were dramatically reduced -not by casting anyone into the street, but by young women on welfare going to work. If cutting back on SNAP spending is about protecting “the wealthy,” as Clyburn would have us believe, why do big cor-porations such as Pepsi, Coca Cola, Kraft Foods and Kroger support and lobby for the pro-gram, as Time magazine recently reported? It’s because governmentspending programs, even if initi-ated with the best of intentions, wind up being about interests, not efficiency or compassion. According to the Congressional Budget Office, 18 million Americans received SNAP benefits in 2000. By 2011, this had grown to 45 million, one in seven Americans. Liberals tells us that this program’s mind-boggling growth is explained by our foundering economy. But, as Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama points out, spending on this program increased 100 percent from 2001 to 2006, a period over which there was no increase in the rate of unemployment. From 2007 to 2011, spending increased 135 percent. But CBO attributes only about 65 percent of the dramatic growth in pro-gram spending and the number of recipients to the recession. Here’s what else has happened: It has become increasingly easy to qualify for SNAP benefits, the government has been spending more taxpayer funds promoting the program, and the stigma of SNAP, food stamps, being per-ceived as a welfare program has disappeared. A New York Times article in 2010 carried the headline, “Once Stigmatized, Food Stamps Find Acceptance.” The article notes posters in New York City announcing “Applying for food stamps is easier than ever” and quotes Eric Bost, head of the pro-gram under President George W. Bush, saying, “I assure you, food stamps is not welfare.” According to CBO, threefourths of recipients are “categor-ically eligible,” which means they automatically qualify by virtue of participating in some other feder-al or state welfare program. They need not be receiving cash ben-efits from these programs. Simply having received an information pamphlet can be enough. At one time, recipients received their food-stamp ben-efits in dollar-denominated paper vouchers presented at the cash register. Now benefits come on a sharp-looking electronic debit card like any credit or debit card. And the fact that SNAP funds are provided by the federal gov-ernment, but administered and spent by the states, is a proven formula, as in Medicaid, for undisciplined spending growth. Sadly, our nation has become a food-stamp plantation. The most compassionate thing that can be done today is exactly what is not happening: economic growth, job creation and get-ting folks to work. The path to this end is less government, not more. F or many, there is little concern about the current do-nothing Congress; they figure at least it’s not doing harm. But there is another way to look at the inability of this Congress to actually do anything. By not taking action on issues that bear heavily on Americans’ financial problems, Congress is making life much harder on all of us. And it could get much worse. Oh, there are votes, but they don’t mean anything. For example, the GOP-controlled House has voted 33 times to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law; the Democratic-controlled Senate will not act. The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over confidential documents on a controversial gun program Republicans said they need. The Senate has made clear it will not act, saying Holder testified nine times and gave Congress 7,600 pages of documents. Meanwhile, votes on five critical issues have not been sched-uled and will not occur until late in the year, if at all in 2012. By January, extended unemployment benefits will end. That will affect thousands who lost their jobs and still aren’t working. It is estimated that will result in $40 billion less consumer spend-ing a year. Democrats want ben-efits extended; Republicans say the country can’t afford it. At the end of the year, the tax cuts President George W. Bush pushed through Congress will expire. If they are not extended and if Congress fails to address the problem of the alternative minimum tax suddenly affect-ing thousands of middle-income families, household spending is expected to fall by $280 billion. For the average family, that’s a tax increase of $1,750 a year. At the end of 2012, the 2011 Budget Control Act means $110 billion will be cut automatically from federal spending, no matter whose ox is gored. Half will come from the military, a “disaster,” according to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Democrats are adamant that incomes above $250,000 a year must generate more revenue. Republicans oppose all tax hikes. Tea partiers are determined to cut the deficit, no matter who is hurt. Not a reassuring scenario. S yria has slipped deeper into the abyss. Perhaps as many as 220 people have been killed in a farming town, Tremseh, northwest of the city of Hama, by shelling and shooting from Syrian forces. Reports suggest that the town was first attacked from the air and then stormed by militia-men who slaughtered civilians. As bodies were grimly laid out in mass graves on Friday, the opposition called it a massacre, as did Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The assault appears to fit a pattern of ethnic cleansing in which government forces and militias from Alawite villages are laying siege to large-ly Sunni towns. President Bashar al-Assad is an Alawite, part of a minority in Syria that is the backbone of his power. He has brazenly defied appeals from the rest of the world to stop the violent sup-pression of the rebellion against his rule. Russia is shielding Mr. Assad, steadfastly refusing to support stronger measures sought by the United States and others. The U.N. special envoy, Kofi Annan, laid out a plan for a cease-fire and political transition, but it has been shattered by the worsening violence. The risks of inaction are more evident every day. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that military forces have begun moving part of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, for reasons that are unclear. Perhaps the regime is nervous and wants to better safeguard the deadly nerve and blister agents. Syria also possesses delivery vehicles, including aerial bombs, artillery and missiles. Would Mr. Assad, in a moment of irrational despera-tion, use a chemical weapon against his foes? It would be a grave turn of events. The Obama administration has conceded to Russian intran-sigence on Syria in the past; now is the time to stop. Should the sanctions proposal fail, the United States should allow the U.N. mission to expire. Moscow should be told that if it wishes to avoid such steps, it must back U.N. sanctions. S ome of the most onerous obligations of the illogically named Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare, may yet be defeat-ed. When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare’s constitutionality by curiously deciding its penalty for not buying health insurance is really a tax, justices also said something that made more sense: States may opt out of the law’s costly expansion of Medicaid – the government health insurance system for the poor – without losing exist-ing Medicaid funding, as the law threatened. States can save tens of billions of dollars by not expand-ing Medicaid coverage (known as Medi-Cal in California) to people who earn as 133 percent of the poverty level, and to childless single men. Although Washington would pay 100 percent of the added costs in the first year, and 90 percent beginning in 2020, state budgets still would face huge additional costs. Not surprisingly, six states already have opted out. Texas announced this week it will refuse to join the Medicaid expansion and also will not establish a health insurance exchange, another provision of the law. More states may join them. It is likely Republican-governed states will opt out, while Democratic states may not, the libertarian Cato Institute’s health policy expert Michael Tanner suggested to us. Unsurprisingly, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration praises Obamacare, and California in 2010 was the first to create an exchange – a state-run market of sorts for consumers to shop for federally subsidized insur-ance. The practical effect is that California’s already overly generous Medi-Cal benefits will become more gener-ous, while other states’ will be relatively less so. Adding patients to Medicaid, with its notoriously low fees for doc-tors, may prompt physicians to leave blue states for red states, or more of them to refuse to accept Medicaid patients alto-gether. Politically, changes may be more substantive. Mr. Tanner tells us states refus-ing to expand Medicaid not only will save billions, but they can save millions in operating costs by not creating insurance exchanges. Obamacare provides for the federal government to set up exchanges, and pay to run them, in states that refuse to. According to Mr. Tanner, a federal government-operated exchange is likely to attract people Obamacare intended to cover with the Medicaid expan-sion. But the federal government’s subsidy for exchange-provided insurance is costlier than its sub-sidy for an expanded Medicaid program. If all 50 states were to opt out of expanding Medicaid, the net increase to the federal government could be as much as $100 billion a year, according to Mr. Tanner. Even Obamacare’s 20plus new taxes don’t cover this. A Republican-controlled House of Representatives, already threatening to defund Obamacare, isn’t likely to OK an additional $100 billion. The bottom line is that states opting out of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and insur-ance exchanges may effec-tively bankrupt the program, even if Congress doesn’t repeal or defund it. 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. A do-nothing Congress exacts high costs Ann McFeattersamcfeatters@nationalpress.com Q Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986.


LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 5A 5A FOR HEALTHWORKS REHABILITATION We have advertised in the Lake City Reporter since we opened for business over 26 years ago. The simple reason is. It works. We have tried all sorts of advertising and marketing programs over the years and I can honestly say, nothing has produced better results, and the service received from our account executive, Jeff Pressley, has been outstanding. Mike Beardsley, Owner Mike Beardsley Owner Advertising with Results! Find out more by calling 752-1293. Lake City Reporter CurrentS Magazine Mabel Sauls Haley Mabel Sauls Haley, 88, of Wind ham, CT died July 1, 2012 at Douglas Manor Nursing Home in Windham, CT. Mabel was born to John Early Sauls and Susan Lee Sauls on December 26, 1923 in Columbia County, Florida. Her brothers Earle and Melville predeceased her. Her sister Gloria died at age four in Mabels arms,when Mabel was 8 years old while on the way to the doctors in Lake City. When Ma bel was 11 years old, her mother died and she became responsible for raising her 2 younger broth ers. For many years Mabel was upset that her mother had died and left her alone with family responsibilities. Mabel attended Mason City, FL school. When Mabel was a teenager she went to a local fair in Columbia coun ty and had her fortune read. She was told that she would have ev erything she really needed in life but that she would have to work for all of it herself. That fortune pretty much came true. Mabel married Orman A. Graham of Mikesville, FL (son of Gonzalo and Annie Graham) on Decem ber 23, 1941 in Aurora, IL. They had 3 children: Bruce, Cheryl (dec.) and John. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1971. Mabel married George Quaid in 1974. George died suddenly at home in 1975 in front of Mabel. Mabel was married a third time from 1975 until 2011. Mabel lived in Groton, CT from 1954 until 2010 when she moved to Doug las Manor Nursing Home. She had been active in sports and acting in school. She worked the First National Grocery Store in Groton for a number of years. Mabel then worked for the Con necticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Norwich and New London, CT until her retirement in 1989. She was active in the Kiwanis Club and the Democratic party on a local and state levels. She also volunteered to staff tourist welcome stations and as a his torical site host and guide. Her hobbies were sewing, reading, gardening and genealogy re search. In addition to her 2 sons, Mabel is survived by 3 Grand sons; Thatcher Graham, Corbin Graham, and Hurley Graham, 2 granddaughters; Michaele Krushel and Danette Krushel; and 2 great grandsons; Alex and Christopher Krushel. In Mabels life death struck down people important in Mabels life. At the end Mabel embraced death for herself. At Mabels request there will be no calling hours and her memorial service will be private for family only. Mary Lee Hagen Mrs. Mary Lee Hagen, age 80, of Olustee, Florida died Thurs day, July 12th, in The Health Center, Lake City, Fla. follow ing a long illness. She was born in Sanderson, Fla. and resided in Lake City before moving to Olustee, Fla. 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eastside Baptist Church, Lake City, Fla. She en joyed sewing, especially mak ing dresses for grandkids. She also made pillow blankets and stuffed animals. She enjoyed life and everything about her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Gordon D. and Ethel V. Mikell Dowling. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Dunbar J. Hagen of Olustee, Fla: Two daughters, Jenny (Terry) Lorton of Perry, GA. and Donna S. (Keith) Brown of Lake City, Fla.: One son Bruce Hagen of Olustee, Fla.: One brother Freeman (Vernell) Dowling of Olustee, Fla.: Five grandchil dren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 P.M. Sunday, July 15, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Witt, Pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Fla. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Saturday, July 14, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. www.guerryfuneralhome.net. Memorials may be made to the Health Center, 560 S.W. McFar lane Ave., Lake City, Fla. 32055 Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Lake City 426 SW Commerce Dr., Suite 130 (352)374-4534 To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Rick Burnham at 754-0424 or by e-mail at rburnham@ lakecityreporter.com. COMMUNITY CALENDAR July 17 Pet loss workshop Coping with the Loss of your Pet will be offered to the public on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd (Lake City Plaza). The workshop, facili tated by Dr. Joy Dias, direc tor of Client Counseling and Support Services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will offer an overview of grief and understanding with a loss of a pet. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a pro gram of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. Art league meeting The Art League of North Florida will hold the reg ular monthly meeting on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The com munity is invited as guests. There will be refreshments, fellowship, a short meeting and speaker Terri Sherrod with a presentation on Photography To Art. July 19 class meeting The CHS Class Of 1972 will have reunion meet ing 7 p.m. July 19 at Beef OBradys. For information contact George H. Hudson Jr. 386-623-2066. July 20 Juggler event The Columbia County Public Library will host Ron Anglin, Juggler Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Fort White Branch Library and 3 p.m. at the Main Library. July 21 Class of party The Columbia High School class of 1980 will have a 50th birthday party July 21 at 5 p.m. at Ed Higgs place. Cost is $23 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner with two sides and soft drinks. RSVP by July 16 and mail money to Melinda Spradley Pettyjohn, 1811 SW County Rd 242A, Lake City, Fl 32025. For more informa tion call 229-232-1238. Jazz, Soul Fundraiser The Greater Lake City CDC and Levy Entertainment present a Jazz and Soul Fundraiser Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available for $20. For information call 752-9785 or 344-5928. FACS road cleanup The Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake Citys Adopt-a-Highway Community Service Pickup number 2 will be Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m. All FACS members please plan to meet at the corner of U.S. Highway 90 and Turner Road to help complete our 2nd Community Service Trash Pickup of the two mile stretch north on U.S. 90. For more info contact; Bob Gavette 965-5905. July 23 Loss workshop For Parents Who Have Loss A Child workshop will be offered to the public Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 2509 224th Street in Lake City. The workshop will offer an overview of grief and suggest ways of coping with a recent loss of a child. The support group provides a safe place for you to: share your feelings and experi ences with others, reduce loneliness and isolation, receive practical and emo tional support and exchange information regarding cop ing with your loss. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a pro gram of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. July 25 Early Learning Coalition The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway, Inc. Program Quality Committee Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. July 25 at the Coalition office. The Coalition oversees state and federal funding for all school readiness programs birth to age five for the following coun ties: Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union. Community partici pation is encouraged and welcome. Anyone who has a disability requiring spe cial assistance should con tact Stacey Nettles at (386) 752-9770. Aug. 10 Alzheimers workshop The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be pre senting a workshop Aug. 10 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center in Lake City. $ 2 DOLLAR TUESDAY 6:00 PM TILL 10:00 PM $ 2 Per Game Per Person $ 2 for two pairs of rental shoes (or $1 each) $ 2 for 2 sodas any size (or $1 each) $ 2 for 2 hot dogs (or $1 each) $ 2 French Fries $ 2 Nachoes EVERY FRIDAY OPEN LANES 3:00 PM TO CLOSE SUPER $ 2 SUNDAYS SAME GREAT DEAL 11:00AM to 5:00PM Offer Ends Aug. 14 May not be combined with any other offers. 755-2206 Mary Maxwell fishes off of a pier along a boat ramp on Alligator Lake Friday. Maxwell said that shes using wiggler worms for anything thats biting. I dont like the high water too much, she said. You see too many gators and mosquitos. I like it when the water is low, the fish bite better. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Gone fishin


people that sooner or later a hurricane was going to stall over Lake City and Columbia County and you would be able to take a motor boat from Alligator Lake all the way down to the Santa Fe River, said Jim Stevenson, Wakulla Springs Alliance member and former Ichetucknee Springs Basin Working Group coordinator. I understand it almost hap pened this time and this was from a tropical storm. So that risk is always there. Stevenson said a Columbia County map from 1829 shows the Ichetucknee Trace as an aboveground river run ning through the county. The river was even tually captured by the sinkholes and cave system beneath, so its an under ground river that used to be a surface river, said Stevenson. The Ichetucknee River Trace once flowed along an area that in places closely follows State Road 47. The Ichetucknee River has three tributaries: Cannon Creek, Clay Hole Creek and Rose Creek. The tributaries are still part of the Ichetucknee River system and dur ing recent flooding from Tropical Storm Debby, the river that went under ground hundreds of years ago, returned to the sur face, flooding homes built in the former riverbed. The water from all three of those creeks was trying to get to the river, Stevenson said. In 2004, when flood waters from Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jean hit the area, the old river appeared again. Stevenson explained why the phenomenon occurred. The reason the old river seems to show up aboveground is because the underground river is not large enough to take that volume of water, he said. The caves and the springs are not large enough to let the aquifer drain rapidly. Stevenson said the Ichetucknee Trace went underground many years back as part of a normal geological process. The limerock beneath us is constantly erod ing, creating caves and sinkholes, he said. Its happened for ever and it will continue to happen forever. New sinkholes will always be opening up and in time the caves will steadily get larger. The Cody Scarp, an ancient marine shoreline, runs roughly adjacent to the Ichetucknee Trace in places. The ocean was up to that shoreline (in Columbia County) at one point in time, Stevenson said. The sinkholes that captured the creeks are on the edge of the Cody Scarp. Cannon Sink is right at the edge of the scarp and the sinks in Clay Hole Creek and Rose Sink are all at the edge of Cody Scarp. The reason is because there is a clay layer above the scarp to the north that protects the aquifer below. Once you drop off the scarp, there is no clay layer and the water can go straight down to the aquifer. According to geolo gists, the Cody Scarp is an ancient early Pleistocene shoreline formed up to 2.6 million years ago. The scarp separates the Red Hills Region of south west Georgia from the Gulf Coastal Lowlands of Floridas Big Bend. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY JULY 15, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 6A Mitt Romney I am a Christian Floridian and I plan to vote Nov. 6, 2012. Please answer the following theological 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 71 days with 0 answers, Sir] 1. Is it Biblically correct to say, Wherefore, because that ye have a Bible ye need not suppose that it contains all my words; neither need ye suppose that I have not caused more to be written.? 2. Is it Biblically correct to say, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is protable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.? [Please cite references for 1. & 2.] 3. Does God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit give us another book of scripture besides the 66 Books of the Holy Bible? 4. Did the resurrected Jesus Christ visit the Nephites in America? 5. Did Nephi kiss the feet of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ? Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, kbmerriken@hotmail.com Paid for by Kenny Merriken July 15, 2012. Florida Voter ID #113877356 I John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. David F. Randolph, D.M.D, M.A.G.D. Proudly Welcomes Amelia A. Randolph, D.M.D., M.S. to the practice of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Quality Care for the Entire Family Now welcoming new patients and families. Most insurance accepted (386) 755-4033 1779 SW Barrett Way, Lake City, FL 32025 Call today for an appointment davidfrandolphdmd.com OF FLORIDA A Cal-Tech Company Is your homes foundation letting you down?? 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Candidates will then be given a max imum of two minutes to respond. The event will not be structured as a debate, so candidates will not be allowed additional time to rebut other candidates comments. The Lake City Reporter has been co-sponsor of this event for 20 years and Im pleased to be part of it, Bridges said. Its a great opportunity to see candi dates answer questions live and in full view of the elec torate. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Decker called the forum one of our most anticipat ed events. It gives the public an opportunity to hear directly from candidates on where they stand on important issues, she said. This year, we think it will be even more meaningful with the addition of questions from the public. Chamber of Commerce government relations chairman Matt Vann said he looks forward to seeing candidates answer ques tions. Its exciting every year, Vann said. This year, theres a lot of local races. McKee said the event manages to get people more engaged in local poli tics. Voters can look at a written response, but to see someone squirm, and I dont mean that dis respectfully, but to see somebodys reaction to a question through a facial expression, theres a little bit of a difference, he said. The forums will air live at 7 p.m. on July 30, 31 and August 2 on Florida Gateway College Television (Comcast chan nel eight) and on 106.5 WCJX radio. Each event will be rebroadcast at various times until the election. Youll get plenty of chances to see it if you dont actually see the Monday, Tuesday or Thursday forum live, McKee said. Send questions to Bridges at rbridges@lake cityreporter.com by July 23 to have them consid ered for the forum. WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Flip Flops Mens Womens Childrens Check our Sale Rack New Water Bottles Sunglasses 30% off Gator Color (In stock only) New Arrivals FORUM: Candidates for local office to face questions on wide range of topics Continued From 1A By LAURA HAMPSON lhampson@lakecityreporter.com With thousands still reeling from the devastating floodwaters of Tropical Storm Debby, local businesses are planning a charity event so that neighbors can con tinue to help their neighbors. The Suwannee Valley Flood Jam is scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The Jam will feature about a dozen bands playing on two stages over two days, said Steve Briscoe, owner of 1st Street Music & Sound Co. There will be food and craft vendors, camping, activities and a silent auction, on site and online. Organizers are still finaliz ing the music acts and admis sion price, but more details are expected to be hammered out by Tuesday or Wednesday, he said. All money raised during the event will go specifically to flood victims in the Suwannee Valley region, he said. United Way of the Suwannee Valley and Love INC, a Suwannee County coali tion of churches, will distribute the money, he said. Major artists from several genres are donating memorabilia for the auction, he said. In the music industry we have have some significant, major players supporting us and getting behind us, Briscoe said. However, to raise as much money as possible, organizers are asking residents for auction donations. We are looking for anything that will sell in an auc tion. Well take anything, he said. The group is working with Florida Gateway College to broadcast the festivities on their local station as well. With just a month to go, Briscoe said the Jam has a strong team working to pull off the major event. Briscoe said even with FEMA in the area offering help, there are still going to be individuals who slip through the cracks. The Jams goal is to reach out and fill those voids, he said. In times of tragedy or disaster, folks in North Central Florida have always stepped up to help their neighbor, Briscoe said. To donate auction items call 758-0959 or 755-2060. A dozen bands set to perform at Flood Jam Edna and Paul Lloyd talk to Kenneth Witt Saturday evening at Witts annual peanut boil at his home on Southeast County Road 349. Witt, a former county commissioner, said he has hosted the peanut boil for more than 30 years as a way to give back to the community. The Lords been good to us and the community has been good to us, Witt said. Edna Lloyd said the evening was a chance to see good friends and meet many political candidates. Upwards of 500 people streamed in throughout the evening to enjoy the company, live music, sweets and 12 bushels of peanuts. 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If you do not have a those you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. DEADLINE: Drivers license, ID card number, or last four digits of SSN needed Continued From 1A Debby brought Columbia County out of a rainfall defi cit and into a surplus. Most of the county has between 10 and 20 inches of extra rain, based on yearly aver ages. There were significant improvements in many areas of the district and those improvements are on-going, said Megan Wetherington, district senior professional engi neer. Other areas did not recover greatly due to the severity of the drought. District Executive Director Ann Shortelle said it is premature for the district to lift a shortage order that was declared just weeks before the arrival of the tropical storms. The shortage order remains in effect through Sept. 30. House addresses ending in 0 or 1 may only irrigate on Monday, ending in 2 or 3 may water on Tuesday, ending in 4 or 5 may water on Wednesday, ending in 6 or 7 may water on Thursday and ending in 8 or 9 may water on Friday. We certainly under stand that in our flooded counties, water conserva tion may be the furthest thing from most peoples minds, Shortelle said. But in other regions of the district groundwater levels remain low and we should all remember that water conservation is vital to protecting our water resources. District staff will contin ue to monitor conditions until long-term effects of the tropical storms are evaluated and then make recommendations about the water shortage, she said. In the 36 days between May 26 and June 30 when Beryl and Debby hit the area a portion of Suwannee and Lafayette counties received up to 48 inches, almost a typical years amount of rain. The majority of rainfall fell in the central areas of the district. Portions of Suwannee, Columbia, and Lafayette counties received up to 33 inches in June. The coastal and outlying areas in the district received as little as 9 inches for the month. The Suwannee River at White Springs crested Thursday, June 28 at nearly 85.3 feet, its third highest crest since gaging began in 1906 and close to the secondhighest crest in April 1984, according to the report. Farther down the Suwannee flooding severity decreased, Wetherington said. The fourth highest flow since 1927 was recorded last month on the Santa Fe River at Fort White. River levels should stay up through the summer, Wetherington said. The area will see higher and clearer spring flows once the rivers drop to normal levels. The three-month out look issued by the Climate Prediction Center calls for above-normal precipitation and temperatures through September. *See Players Club for complete details. Must be at least 21 years old and a Seminole Players Club member to participate. Valid ID required. 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It is open today from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recovery assistance LAURA HAMPSON/ Lake City Reporter Notice to flood victims If you are approached by someone, or in need of any type of contracting pertaining to building, plumbing or electrician work, please contact the Columbia County Offices at (386) 758-1008 to make sure this person/business is insured and licensed by the state of Florida and Columbia County. For more information on State Emergency Response Team FEMA Disaster Assistance, please go to the following link: http://www.lakecitychamber.com/images/ teleregistrationflyer.pdf Council welcomes Plum Creek manager The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council welcomed Allison Megrath, a real estate manager for Plum Creek, to the June 28 meeting held in Lake City. 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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, July15, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com %632576 MustPresentCouponYCouponGoodUpTo4Players161SWQuailHeightsTerrace,LakeCityY386-752-3339Expires 9/30/12$2250All Day, Every Day – Includes CartPlus Lunch in Pro Shop Hot Dog, Chips & DrinkCall for Tee Time or book online at www.quailheightscc.com Quail Heights Plus Tax More than 40 college coaches in town for weekend. Williams believes key to Lady Tigers’ future in summer.Champions & showcase By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comThe future of Columbia High softball is bright according to head coach Jimmy Williams. A summer softball schedule that included playing teams from all over the state and the Gold Diamond College Showcase in Kissimmee proved just that. The Columbia Sliders lost only three games this summer while compiling a 25-3 record. When it was all said and done the Sliders had won four tournaments includ-ing the USSSA North State tournament to close out the summer. The State tournament was a two seed, then dou-ble elimination with eleven teams in the 18U/HS divi-sion. Columbia went unde-feated six wins over the weekend. The Sliders won their two seed games over the Sandalwood Legends 7-6 and The Lady Renegades 8-1. Jessica Shimmel had four hits including a home run a double and also drove in four runs. Hollianne Dohrn and Lacey King provided two more hits each for the sliders while Kaitlin Hill, Caleigh McCaulley and Leslie Rosonet each added singles in the contest. In the first Elimination Bracket game on July 17, the No. 4 seed Sliders sent the Jacksonville Storm to the losers bracket with a 5-1 victory. Hope Smith led the charge this time with three hits in the game. Shimmel contin-ued to shine at the plate as well. This time Shimmel finished with two hits for her third multiple-hit game of the tournament. Brittany Morgan also finished with two hits in the contest. The semifinals pitted Columbia against the Legends after already defeating the team once in the seeding round by one run. Again, the margin would be the same as Columbia picked up a 1-0 win against the Legends. Dohrn provided the game-winning RBI in the very first inning as she hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Lauren Eaker to score. Eaker also made a defensive play to preserve the 1-0 win with the bases loaded to end a rally late in the game and keep the score at 1-0 so that Ashley Shoup could finish the game with a shutout. It was the first of two shutouts for Shoup on the day. The championship game of the winners bracket came down to a Texas tiebreaker with the Sliders picking up a narrow 4-3 win. With the game tied 1-1, the teams went into extra innings with the Jacksonville Alliance strik-ing first with two runs. Columbia topped the Alliance with three runs to in the bottom half of the inning to pick up a 4-3 win. “Leslie Rosonet and Lacey King had key hits in the tiebreaker to make Columbia the only unbeaten team left in the tourna-ment,” Williams said. The Alliance beat the Florida Futures in a tie-breaker to return to the championship game. This time, the Sliders would jump out to an early 4-0 lead behind King, Eaker Shimmel, McCaulley and Brittany Morgan’s offense. It allowed the girls to cruise and claim the USSSA North State 18U/HS State Championship. “After winning 4 state titles and 3 State Tournament MVP’s, this summer has to go down as one of my favor-ite,” Williams said. “Twice we were down five runs in Championship games and came back to win. We won all the one run games and put together an 11 game winning streak and finished the season with an 8 game winning streak. The cham-pionship game felt like a home game as the crowd to watch the girls play was huge.” Williams said the team found away to come togeth-er after its first setback. “After losing our very first game of the year, the team really came togeth-er,” he said. “They had the greatest assest, which was team chemistry. We had all the players not worried about themselves or when or where they played. It was always about what is best for the team and that is what a championship team is all about.” Williams said they bought into the coaching. “They really began to understand the importance of getting all the outs,” he said. “They knew to have quality at-bats, stay away from stike outs and focus-ing on hitting ground balls to score runs.” In the end, he said it will only make the Lady Tigers better. “When players, parents and coaches commit to the summer program, it not only builds chemistry, it instills continuity and it puts us ahead of the learn-ing curve next season,” Williams said. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterCentral Florida Outlaws’ catcher Shannon Schmitt warms up during the Jacksonville Storm Softball Association’s Su mmer Showcase at Southside Recreation Complex on Saturday in Lake City.COURTESY PHOTOThe Columbia Sliders softball team holds up four fingers to celebrate the teams fourth championship of the summer se ason. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comMore than 40 college recruiters showed up over the weekend to the Southside Recreational Complex in Lake City to witness the Jacksonville Storm Softball Association’s Summer Showcase. The event offers potential college players a chance to be seen by coaches and scouts with the hopes of earning a scholarship. “We’re looking to see how each player would fit into our program,” said Ed Yanez, head coach of Brevard Community College. “The talent is good and it’s deep depending on the position you’re looking at.” Columbia County Tourist Development Council executive director Harvey Campbell helped organize the tournament and said the feedback has been tremendous. “The scouts are impressed,” he said. “There are no weak sisters here. All of the players are extremely talented. When it’s all said and done, there will be some that receive more attention than others, but the scouts really appreciate the location, especially those from out of state. Everyone’s pleased with the improvement to the facilities.” There were 94 teams with a countless number of players each trying to earn one scholarship. Columbia High coach Jimmy Williams had a few of his Lady Tigers playing in the tournament as well including Hollianne Dohrn, Erin Anderson, Taylor Douglass and Jessica Keene. The point for the graduating seniors was to stay in shape for the upcoming college season despite already having a scholarship. Fort White’s Ali Wrench also competed in the showcase. “It’s just another opportunity for these girls to be seen by college coaches,” Williams said. “It’s another networking tool for these players so that they might have a chance to pick up a college scholarship.” When it comes down to it, the difference in most players isn’t much according to Yanez. “Most kids will still need time to develop,” he said. “The biggest thing to seperate players will be strength and knowledge.” Mickelson relishing links test at OpenBy STEVE DOUGLASAssociated PressINVERNESS, Scotland — If the wind is howling and the rain’s pouring dur-ing the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, expect Phil Mickelson to be wearing a broad grin on his face. By his own admission, Mickelson has started to embrace the challenge of being a “bad-weather play-er.” It makes the British Open the ideal tournament for the American. Mickelson says “I don’t know where that happened along the way, whether it was last year or whether it was five, 10 years ago.” But he says he started “to really enjoy the tough weather conditions and I hope that it’s that way next week, too.” The good news for Mickelson is that the long-range forecast is for Britain’s terrible weather of late to continue into next week. Mickelson tied for second behind Darren Clarke at Royal St. George’s at the 2011 British Open, his best finish at the year’s third major. That tournament was beset by rain and gust-ing winds off the south-west coast, forcing play-ers to don oven-style mitts between shots and huddle under flapping umbrellas at times. The extreme conditions were too much for then-U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, who slumped away from a soggy Sandwich bemoaning his luck at play-ing successive rounds in the worst of the weather and saying “there’s no point in changing your game for one week a year.” That’s exactly what Mickelson has done. Well, maybe two weeks a year if you count his regular appearances at the Scottish Open, the precursor to the Golfer looks to regain form in year’s third major. OPEN continued on 4B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 1 p.m. TNT — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, LENOX Industrial Tools 301, at Loudon, N.H. CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 14, Limoux to Foix, France GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Scottish Open, final round, at Inverness, Scotland 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, final round, at Silvis, Ill. NBC — USGA, U.S. Senior Open Championship, final round, at Lake Orion, Mich. 7 p.m. TGC — Web.com Tour, Utah Championship, final round, at Sandy, Utah MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees 2:10 p.m. WGN — Arizona at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Cincinnati MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy 5:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Italian Grand Prix, at Mugello, Italy (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED — AMA Pro Racing, at Lexington, Ohio (same-day tape) SOCCER 4 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Seattle at New York TENNIS 4 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA Tour, Bank of the West Classic, championship, at Stanford, Calif. ——— Monday BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Women’s national teams, exhibition, Brazil vs. United States, at Washington 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Men’s national teams, exhibition, Brazil vs. United States, at Washington CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 15, Samatan to Pau, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBABASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 54 33 .621 — Baltimore 45 41 .523 8 12 Tampa Bay 45 42 .517 9 Boston 44 43 .506 10 Toronto 43 44 .494 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 48 38 .558 —Cleveland 45 41 .523 3Detroit 45 42 .517 3 12 Kansas City 37 48 .435 10 12 Minnesota 36 50 .419 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 53 34 .609 — Los Angeles 48 40 .545 5 12 Oakland 44 43 .506 9 Seattle 36 52 .409 17 12 Friday’s Games Detroit 7, Baltimore 2N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5Cleveland 1, Toronto 0Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 8, 14 innings Oakland 6, Minnesota 3Texas 3, Seattle 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 3Toronto 11, Cleveland 9Detroit at Baltimore (n)Boston at Tampa Bay (n)Chicago White Sox at Kansas City (n)Oakland at Minnesota (n)Texas at Seattle (n) Today’s Games L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 10-3), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-6) at Toronto (Villanueva 3-0), 1:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 9-5) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 4-7) at Tampa Bay (Shields 8-5), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 10-2) at Kansas City (Mendoza 3-5), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 5-4) at Minnesota (Duensing 1-5), 2:10 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 11-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.Seattle at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 50 34 .595 —Atlanta 47 39 .547 4 New York 46 41 .529 5 12 Miami 41 45 .477 10 Philadelphia 37 51 .420 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 48 38 .558 — Pittsburgh 48 38 .558 — St. Louis 46 41 .529 2 12 Milwaukee 41 45 .477 7Chicago 35 52 .402 13 12 Houston 33 54 .379 15 12 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 48 40 .545 — San Francisco 47 40 .540 12 Arizona 42 45 .483 5 12 Colorado 34 52 .395 13 San Diego 34 54 .386 14 Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 8, Arizona 1Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3Washington 5, Miami 1Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 7Colorado 6, Philadelphia 2L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1San Francisco 5, Houston 1 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 1N.Y. Mets at Atlanta (n)St. Louis at Cincinnati (n)Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (n)Washington at Miami (n)Philadelphia at Colorado (n)Houston at San Francisco (n)San Diego at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Washington (Strasburg 9-4) at Miami (Nolasco 8-6), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-5) at Atlanta (Sheets 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 10-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 7-7) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-7), 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 10-4) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-3), 3:10 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-6) at San Francisco (M.Cain 9-3), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-9), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-7) at Cincinnati (Cueto 10-5), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m.St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.Houston at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Baseball calendar July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug 15-16 — Owners’ meetings, Denver. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.FOOTBALLNFL calendar Late July — Training camps open.Aug. 4-5 — Hall of Fame inductions; Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 9-13 — Preseason openers.Sept. 5 — Regular-season opener.Sept. 9-10 — First full regular-season weekend.AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301 Site: Loudon, N.H.Schedule: Today, race, 1 p.m. (TNT, noon-4:30 p.m.). Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles). Race distance: 318.46 miles, 301 laps.Next race: Brickyard 400, July 29, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.Lenox Tools 301 lineup At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses)1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.417 mph. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 133.403. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.399.4. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.338. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 133.319.6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 133.277. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 133.254. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 133.198. 9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 133.045. 10. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 132.938. 11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 132.873.12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 132.868. 13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 132.572. 14. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 132.549. 15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 132.425.16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 132.425.17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 132.393. 18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 132.333. 19. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 132.264.20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 132.2.21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 132.186.22. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 132.085. 23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 131.833.24. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 131.556. 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 131.465. 26. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 131.266. 27. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 131.234.28. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 131.234. 29. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 131.184. 30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 130.833.31. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 130.662. 32. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 130.14.33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 129.834.34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 129.807. 35. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 129.679. 36. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 129.525. 37. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 129.318.38. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 129.274.39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 129.156.40. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 129.094. 41. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 128.863. 42. (79) Kelly Bires, Ford, 128.515.43. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 128.182. Failed to Qualify44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 128.07.BASKETBALLWNBA schedule Late Thursday Los Angeles 77, Indiana 74 Friday’s Games Washington 70, New York 53San Antonio 91, Atlanta 70Connecticut 80, Chicago 78, OTSeattle 83, Phoenix 64 Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduledCYCLINGTour de France June 30 — Prologue: Liege, Belgium, 6.4 kilometers (4 miles) (Stage: Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland; Yellow Jersey: Cancellara) July 1 — First Stage: Liege to Seraing, Belgium, plain, 198 (123) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Cancellara) July 2 — Second Stage: Vise, Belgium to Tournai, Belgium, plain, 207.5 (128.9) (Mark Cavendish, Britain; Cancellara) July 3 — Third Stage: Orchies, France to Boulogne-sur-Mer, medium mountains, 197 (122.4) (Sagan; Cancellara) July 4 — Fourth Stage: Abbeville to Rouen, plain, 214.5 (133.3) (Andre Greipel, Germany; Cancellara) July 5 — Fifth Stage: Rouen to SaintQuentin, plain, 196.5 (122.1) (Greipel; Cancellara) July 6 — Sixth Stage: Epernay to Metz, plain, 205 (127.4) (Sagan; Cancellara) July 7 — Seventh Stage: Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles, medium mountains, 199 (123.7) (Chris Froome, Britain; Bradley Wiggins, Britain) July 8 — Eighth Stage: Belfort to Porrentruy, medium mountains, 157.5 (97.9) (Thibaut Pinot, France; Wiggins) July 9 — Ninth Stage: Arc-et-Senans to Besancon, individual time trial, 41.5 (25.8) (Wiggins; Wiggins) July 10 — Rest Day: MaconJuly 11 — 10th Stage: Macon to Bellgarde-sur-Valserine, high mountains, 194.5 (120.9) (Thomas Voeckler, France; Wiggins) July 12 — 11th Stage: Albertville to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles, high mountains, 148 (92) (Pierre Rolland, France; Wiggins) July 13 — 12th Stage: Saint-Jean-deMaurienne to Annonay Davezieux, medi-um mountains, 226 (140.4) (David Millar, Britain; Wiggins) July 14 — 13th Stage: Saint-PaulTrois-Chateaux to Le Cap d’Agde, plain, 217 (134.8) July 15 — 14th Stage: Limoux to Foix, high mountains, 191 (118.7) July 16 — 15th Stage: Samatan to Pau, plain, 158.5 (98.5) July 17 — Rest Day: PauJuly 18 — 16th Stage: Pau to Bagneresde-Luchon, high mountains, 197 (122.4) July 19 — 17th Stage: Bagneres-deLuchon to Peyragudes, high mountains, 143.5 (89.2) July 20 — 18th Stage: Blagnac to Brivela-Gaillarde, plain, 222.5 (138.3) July 21 — 19th Stage: Bonneval to Chartres, individual time trial, 53.5 (33.1) July 22 — 20th Stage: Rambouillet to Champs-Elysees, Paris, 120 (74.6) Total — 3494.4 kilometers (2171.4 miles) Friday 12th Stage (A 140.4-mile ride in the Alps from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay, with two early Category 1 climbs and mild climb at the finish) 1. David Millar, Britain, GarminSharp-Barracuda, 5 hours, 42 minutes, 46 seconds. 2. Jean-Christophe Peraud, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 3. Egoi Martinez, Spain, EuskaltelEuskadi, 5 seconds behind. 4. Cyril Gautier, France, Team Europcar, same time. 5. Robert Kiserlovski, Croatia, Astana, same time. 6. Matthew Harley Goss, Australia, Orica GreenEdge, 7:53. 7. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, LiquigasCannondale, same time. 8. Sebastien Hinault, France, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 7:54. 9. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 10. Luca Paolini, Italy, Katusha, same time. Saturday 13th Stage (A 134.8-mile, mostly flat ride from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to the Mediterranean resort of Le Cap d’Agde with a single Category 3 climb near the finish) 1. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Belisol, 4 hours, 57 minutes, 59 seconds. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, LiquigasCannondale, same time. 3. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, same time. 4. Sebastien Hinault, France, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 5. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 6. Julien Simon, France, Saur-Sojasun, same time. 7. Marco Marcato, Italy, VacansoleilDCM, same time. 8. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, BMC Racing, same time. 9. Peter Velits, Slovakia, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, same time. 10. Danilo Hondo, Germany, LampreISD, same time. Overall Standings (After 13 stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 59 hours, 32 minutes, 32 seconds. 2. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 2:05. 3. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, 2:23. 4. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 3:19. 5. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 4:48. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 %632576 BRIEFS CHS FOOTBALL Season tickets on sale Monday Columbia High football season tickets go on sale Monday at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods. The package is $48 for six games. Current season ticket holders have until Aug. 17 to pick up their same seats. See Charles Saunders for tickets. The Columbia County Quarterback Club has a car wash fundraiser set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at Hardee’s on U.S. Highway 90 west. For details, call club president Joe Martino at 984-0452. GATORS North Florida meeting July 24 The North Florida Gator Club will meet at 6 p.m. July 24 at Beef O’ Brady’s on Main Boulevard in Lake City. Upcoming socials will be discussed. For details, call 752-3333. YOUTH FOOTBALL Pop Warner sign-up extended Pop Warner Football registration has been extended until rosters are full for boys ages 9-11 (weight 75-120 pounds) and 12-year-olds (weight 100 pounds maximum). Cost of $80 includes complete uniform, insurance, helmet and shoulder pads. For registration information and times, call league president Mike Ferrell at (386) 209-1662. FORT WHITE BASEBALL Moe’s Night fundraiser July 23. The Fort White middle school and high school baseball teams will be working a fundraiser at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Lake City from 5-8 p.m. July 23. Eat at Moe’s and support Fort White baseball. Players also will be accepting donations at Wal-Mart in Lake City from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28. For details, call Jeanne Howell at 288-5537. CHS GIRLS GOLF Lady Tiger tourney Aug. 11 The Lady Tiger Scramble Golf Tournament is Aug. 11 at Quail Heights Country Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format is three-person team scramble with one gross and one net winner. Cost of $50 per player includes golf and lunch. There is a $600 payout for winning teams based on a full field. For details, call Chet Carter at 365-7097. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night The Fort White Quarterback Club has a Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night every Thursday in July. Present the Quarterback Club’s GiveBack flyer at the Ruby Tuesday on SW Commerce Drive and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Quarterback Club. For details, call Shayne Morgan 397-4954 or club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731. SWIMMING Youth, adult swim lessons The Columbia Aquatic Complex offers swimming lessons for children and adults. Cost for a two-week session 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. Classes are 40 minutes long for children and 30 minutes for adults. The final sessions are July 30-Aug. 10. Registration is at the Aquatic Complex from 5-7 p.m. July 25 and all day July 26-28. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.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.Q From staff reports


LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 3B%632576Diamond action takes over JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterJ.J. Cohrs (48) safely slides into third base as the Fort C aroline baseman loses control of the ball in the Babe R uth North State Tournament 15U in Live Oak on Thursday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterLeah Vail of the Mizuno Krusherz throws a pitch during the Jacksonville Storm Softball Association’s Showcase at Southside Recreation Complex on Saturday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterAshlyn Harden hits balls off a tee during the Jacksonvi lle Storm Softball Association’s Summer Showcase at Southside Recreation Complex on Satu rday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterSamantha Poelman of the South Daytona Stingrays relays a throw to home at the Southside Recreation Complex on Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White’s Alex Mitchell (17) dodges a wild ball whil e up to bat against Fort Caroline on Thursday during the Babe Ruth Baseball 2012 North State T ournament 15U.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 OPEN: Mickelson looks for claret jug Continued From Page 1B British Open. He is there again this week, displaying his rep ertoire of links-style shots. The wind wasnt hostile for a change but he was prepar ing for next week nonethe less. Some of his low irons on the par 5s and long par 4s were driven no more than head-high. He also produced some neat bumpand-run approach shots across the undulating links fairways. He shot an 8-under 64 in the second round to put him in contention for the weekend and was clearly in his element, despite his poor play in his last three tournaments where he failed to break par or 70 in seven rounds. My mindset has really evolved a lot over the last decade or two, Mickelson said. Ive learned to get the ball on the ground quick and thats made playing in the bad weather so much easier because the ground then affects the ball, as opposed to the air. That makes it easier to not have the misses be so big. So Ive really enjoyed learning a few shots off the tee. The last British Open at Royal Lytham was in 2001. It was won by David Duval and Mickelson tied for 30th. I thought it was a won derful course, the 16thranked Mickelson said. It was a tough driving course, there were a lot of irons off the tee and a lot of bunkers to avoid. A couple of years later, he and coach Dave Pelz started really tackling how best to deal with the condi tions so often seen on links courses and so rarely seen on American-style parkland courses. We spent some time working on some low shots, working on a couple of dif ferent tee shots to get the ball on the ground and to get the ball in play, he said. Consequently, I have not been having as big misses off the tee as I had earlier in my career where I was play ing the ball through the air and letting the crosswinds take it. Mickelson demonstrated his intention to finally get his hands on the claret jug and win the fifth major of his illustrious career by cutting short a family vaca tion in Italy this week to play in the Scottish Open and attempt to shake off some rust. If the weather turns sour in northern England next week, it may prove an inspired move. Florida senior TJ Vogel wins US Amateur Publinks Associated Press MIDWAY, Utah T.J. Vogel made six bird ies over a seven-hole stretch Saturday, coasting to a 12-and-10 win over Kevin Aylwin at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. With the victory, the University of Florida senior earned a spot in the 2013 Masters. Vogel seized control during the first 18 holes played in the morning, with birdies on the sec ond and fourth to go 3 up. Aylwin bogeyed the first, sixth and eighth to drop back even further. After going 5 up on the front nine, Vogel unleashed a flurry after the turn with birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes. He closed with another three in a row to move 10 up after the morning session of match play. A rainstorm at the start of the afternoon session did little to halt Vogels momen tum. Fittingly, he clinched the win with another birdie on the eighth hole. Molinari leads after day 3 of Scottish Open INVERNESS, Scotland Francesco Molinari held off a barrage of challeng ers at the Scottish Open by shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 to take a onestroke lead into Sundays final round. The Italian, who held the overnight lead with Alexander Noren, remained consistent in changing weather around the Castle Stuart links on Saturday to stay in front at 17 under. Anders Hansen of Denmark trails Molinari after shooting a 65. Soren Kjeldsen and Marc Warren, who holed an amazing 80-foot putt for eagle on No. 16, are two strokes behind Molinari after 64s the lowest rounds of the day along with Martin Laird. Hansen upstaged his top-ranked playing partner Luke Donald (68), while Phil Mickelson also had a 65 to join three others trailing the leader by three shots Noren was among that quartet the Swede had been keeping pace with Molinari until making a triple-bogey 8 on No. 12. He lost his ball in bushes off the tee, and finished with a 70.


LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 5B%6SRUWV COURTESY PHOTOMembers of the Columbia Scorpions celebrate winning the Brunswick Invitational last weekend. Pictured are (from left) Kaleb Thomas, Ethan O’Hea rn, Witt Register, T.J. Price, Tyler Morgan and Gavin Beine. (Back row, from left) are assistant coach Brandon Scott, Troy Brinkley, Dylan Stalter, Jordan Culp, Garrett Finnell, John Ledew, Jared Scott and head coach Tracy Brinkley.Columbia Scorpions win Brunswick Invitational By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia Scorpions captured their first tourna-ment of the summer under new head coach Tracy Brinkley last weekend. The Scorpions won all three of their games during the Brunswick Invitational to be crowned champions. Columbia opened with a 16-2 win against the Diamond Demons out of Georgia and took on the Effingham Legends in their second game. The Scorpions dusted off the Legends, 11-4, to reach the championship game. The Legends advanced back up the Loser’s Bracket to take on Columbia in the championship game and against the Scorpions were victorious. This time, Columbia won 11-4. John Ledew pitched eight innings for the Scorpions throughout the tournament giving up only one earned run. Tyler Morgan pitched five innings and gave up two runs. Jordan Culp and Garrett Finnell each pitched in relief without giving up a run. “Everyone hit spectacularly and we had some nice defensive plays, especially a diving catch where Dylan Stalter laid out to make the grab,” Brinkley said. The Scorpions travel to Waycross, Ga. this week. Brees agrees to $100 million dealBy BRETT MARTELAssociated PressNEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the Saints reached a deal on par with the quarterback’s record-setting play, giving New Orleans’ fans some news they can celebrate after an offseason rife with tur-moil. The team announced Friday that it had agreed to a five-year contract with Brees. A person familiar with the deal said it’s for $100 million, with $60 mil-lion guaranteed. The deal will also pay the quarterback $40 mil-lion the first year, the per-son told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details had not been pub-licly announced. Brees posted a note on his Twitter page reading, “Deal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!” He had been tagged as the Saints’ exclusive fran-chise player and could not negotiate with other teams. Had a deal not been reached, the tender for a quarterback was worth $16.3 million. Brees would have had to play for that amount or hold out for a better one-year deal, which would have left his long-term future in New Orleans uncertain. Brees skipped the Saints’ offseason practices while holding out for his new long-term contract, which now gives him the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history. Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams also has a $100 million con-tract, but for six years. Now Brees is set to report for the opening of Saints training camp on July 24, a needed dose of good news for a club whose offseason has been plagued by the bounty scandal that resulted in the season-long suspen-sions of coach Sean Payton and linebacker Jonathan Vilma, among other sanc-tions. “What Drew has accomplished in his time with the Saints, he deserves to be the highest paid player in the league,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said. Edwards proposes driver-financed drug testingBy HOWARD ULMANAssociated PressLOUDON, N.H. — Carl Edwards wants drivers to pay for a drug testing sys-tem to help avoid mistakes that he said could occur under the program oper-ated by NASCAR that led to the suspension of AJ Allmendinger. “It’s an imperfect world. People are imperfect. Tests are imperfect,” last year’s Sprint Cup runner-up said Friday before quali-fying for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We need to have our own group that is paid by us, that works for us, to be here in tandem with the NASCAR drug testers and have them test us at the same time. “I don’t think it would be a contentious thing. I think that would remove almost all doubt in any situation of a positive test.” He called NASCAR’s approach “very admirable” in trying to keep the sport clean but “there’s one more layer that we could put on it. ... You don’t want to con-vict a guy of something he didn’t do.” But Brad Keselowski, a teammate of Allmendinger, criticized Edwards’ pro-posal. “I don’t think we need more politics involved in the sport and that’s what (testing) groups like that bring in,” Keselowski said. He doesn’t think drivers should be allowed to take any supplements, not even “Flintstone” vitamins. Permitting some of them leaves a gray area of what should and shouldn’t be allowed, he said. “I don’t think there needs to be any committee that approves drugs or supple-ments or whatever it is,” he said. “I just think you shouldn’t be allowed to take anything. You should just man up and drive the damn race car.” Allmendinger was suspended about 90 min-utes before last Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway after his “A” urine sample taken the previous week-end at Kentucky Speedway came back positive. He has requested that his “B” sam-ple be tested and plans to have his toxicologist pres-ent when that is done, prob-ably next week. Even if that test is negative, Allmendinger’s future in the sport is in danger, Keselowski said. “It doesn’t make a difference. It’s still a death sentence,” he said. “Within this sport, we rely on sponsors and reputation.” Allmendinger, 22nd in the Sprint Cup standings, test-ed positive for a stimulant, according to a statement Wednesday by his business manager. NASCAR has a policy of not identifying the substance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other drivers expressed strong faith in the current testing policy, begun in 2009. “I’m certain that as big and structured an orga-nization as NASCAR is and the agency they have that works with them on their drug program, they can’t make any mistakes,” Earnhardt said. “They can’t afford to make any mis-takes. I assume, although I don’t have any answers or don’t know anything about this particular incident, I have to believe that they’re making the right calls and the right choices.” Sprint Cup points leader Matt Kenseth also support-ed the system being used but said he was withholding judgment on Allmendinger until the “B” sample results are known. “They did a lot of things when they put that system in place to make it as fair as they can,” he said. “I believe that NASCAR is going to err on the side of cau-tion. I think they’re going to be pretty darn careful before they do something that could really jeopardize somebody’s career .So I’d have a hard time believing that it’s not pretty rock solid or I don’t think NASCAR would have reacted liked that.” Sam Hornish Jr., replaced Allmendinger in the Daytona race and will drive again on Sunday. “It’s an unfortunate situation for everybody here because it just takes away from the program as a whole because everybody is focused on something that is not productive for us,” he said. Several drivers had questions. Why did NASCAR wait until just before a race to suspend a driver for a test taken nearly a week ear-lier? “I don’t necessarily understand 100 percent the timing of why that takes so long,” Kevin Harvick said. “It seemed like an odd situ-ation to be right before the race.” And just what is the banned substance found in Allmendinger’s “A” sam-ple? “We’ve got to wait to hear more results. I hope we get a full story,” Jeff Gordon said. “You certainly like to know what it is ... what could have caused it.” ASSOCIATED PRESSNASCAR driver Carl Edwards runs through the garage ar ea before practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at New Hampshire Mo tor Speedway in Loudon, N.H on Friday.


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 386-755-4007 ShandsLakeShore.com NOT READY TO REPLACE THAT ACHING KNEE? WE CAN RESTORE IT. Our surgeons can use MAKOplasty robotic-assisted technology to resurface the affected area of your knee while leaving healthy bone and tissue intact. This minimally invasive procedure means you experience less pain and a faster recovery. See if MAKOplasty is right for you. Only MAKOplasty hospital in Alachua, Bradford, Columbia and Suwannee Counties. FREE SEMINAR: Walk Away From Knee Pain Featuring: Jack Cohen, D.O., Orthopaedic Surgeon Friday, July 20 | Noon 1:30 p.m. Live Oak Regional Medical Center New Conference Room 1100 SW 11th Street, Live Oak Boxed lunch served. Please RSVP. Call 386-755-4007 or register online at ShandsLakeShore.com Indians out at state By TIM KIRBY tkirby@lakecityreporter.com Fort Whites 15U team looked to add another state championship to its summer in the Florida Babe Ruth North State Tournament 15U this weekend. Losses on Friday and Saturday sent the Indians home short of their goal, however, after being knocked out by Palatka in a 5-4 contest on Saturday morning. Fort White had won the Small League State Tournament in its home town last week. Fort White fell into the losers bracket on Friday morning, as Julington Creek won its second one-run game in a row, 3-2. Julington Creek scored one run in the first inning and added two more in the third inning. Fort White scored its two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Raymond Barber led off the fifth inning for Fort White with a double. Alex Mitchell squared to bunt and was hit on the helmet. Barber was caught on a pick-off but made it safely to third base as Mitchell took second. Rhett Willis followed with an RBI-single and Tyler Wendel executed a squeeze bunt to score Mitchell. Fort Whites Kyle Sharpe singled with one out in the sixth inning, but was forced at second on a ball hit to the right fielder by J.J. Cohrs. Cohrs was cut down on a steal attempt and Julington Creek pitcher Joe Hoelle closed the door in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hoelle went the distance with five hits, two earned runs, two walks and five strikeouts. Zack Smith led off the game with a single for Julington Creek and Patrick Tybor double him home. In the third inning, Tybor singled with one out and stole second. Hoelle walked and Jacob Emerson had an infield single as shortstop Willis made a diving stop to save the run. Trevor Handley delivered a twoout single to score two runs. Fort White starter Wendel worked out of lead-off singles by Cole Chouinard in the fourth inning and Hoelle in the fifth. Wendel went five innings with seven hits, three runs, four walks and two strikeouts. Cohrs relieved in the sixth inning and gave up a walk, sacrifice bunt, single by Smith and hit a batter to load the bases. Willis took the mound and Tybor hit a ground shot up the middle. Wendel snared it behind second and flipped to Mitchell who fired to Austin Dupree at first for the double play to keep the deficit at one run. Willis (1 2 3 innings, one strikeout) pitched a perfect seventh inning, but Hoelle matched it in the bottom of the inning. Willis had a leadoff double in the third inning to go with his RBIsingle. He walked in the first inning and reached second on a pick-off error. Dupree walked to lead off the second inning and Cohrs had a high-hop single to shortstop with one out. The runners pulled a double steal but were left on the bases. On Saturday, the Indians werent able to bounce back from being put in the Losers Bracket despite fine performances from some of Fort Whites players. Cohrs led the team in the 5-4 loss to Palatka with a 2-for-3 day at the plate that included a double. Cohrs also scored one of the Indians runs. Two other players for Fort White ended the game with doubles including Willis and Willie Carter. Harrington and Raymond Barber each had a hit in the contest. Y OU CANT ALWAYS HIDE FROM THE SUN. CCCNF SUPPORTS SPF PROTECTION AND EARLY DETECTION. 4520 W US Highway 90 Lake City 386.755.0601 www.cccnf.com JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort Whites Trace Wilkinson (21) delivers a pitch against Fort Caroline Thursday.


Lake City Reporter Week of July 15 July 21, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County&&ROXPELD,QF COUNTY TOURISM Harvey Campbell386-758-1397Recovery efforts underway for Tropical Storm DebbyHopefully, you, your family, friends and employees were fortunate enough to escape without anything more than minimal dam-ages and some inconve-nience in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby. Several of our hotels are serving as hosts for work-ers from FEMA, the Small Business Administration, various state agencies and volunteers for agencies such as the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities and a wide array of other visitors from religious groups lending assistance with damaged homes, etc. If, on the other hand, there are people you work with and family members who did suffer severe damage from the flooding, be sure to make them aware of the Disaster Recovery Center located in Suite 145 at the Westfield Square Shopping Center. You are encour-aged to have those who are planning to apply for either grant or loan assistance to pre-register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. In terms of damage to any of our lodging properties, two campgrounds, Kelly’s RV Park and the Columbia County Resort, both had to deal with flooding issues and loss of business. In addition, Columbia County Tourist Development Council member Mahendra Patel, owner of the Holiday Inn & Suites, had extensive flood damage to his home. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this event. Lots of sports tournament actionWe’ve have had a busy three weeks with baseball and softball tournaments hosted both in Fort White and Lake City. During the weekend of June 30 – July 3 we hosted approxi-mately 55 baseball teams at the Fort White Sports Complex. The event has been hosted in Columbia County for the past 12 years and we’d like to con-gratulate the Fort White team for winning the cham-pionship for the first time. During the weekend of July 6-8, we hosted approxi-mately 65 girls softball teams at the Southside Recreation Complex. The biggest event of the year is on-going since Friday of this week, July 13-15, at the Southside Recreation Complex as Lake City plays host for the third time in the past year for the Jacksonville Storm’s Softball Showcase Tournament. The organiz-ers of the event are expect-ing 94 softball teams to par-ticipate. In addition, nearly Lots of sports this weekend CAMPBELL continued on 2C By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Fort White High School FFA chapter recently earned first place in the third annual “Helping Communities Grow” FFA chapter recog-nition program in Florida, for an experiment where students tested the use of fertilizers and irrigation on plant growth rates. The Fort White High School FFA chapter won $5,000 by submitting an extensive experiment that evaluated irriga-tion and fertilizer Best Management Practices. The students achieved their results through a team approach and exten-sive study of the Nutrients for Life curriculum, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century. By working with their community, Florida Farm Bureau, University of Florida IFAS Extension and Potash Corp. — White Springs, the students were successful in develop-ing a technical base for the experimental design, implementation and con-clusion of their project. The students’ summary and conclusions support-ing the value of best management practices and crop nutrients were based on the sound sci-ence of their experiments. The chapter presented outreach programs based on their experiment results to the local commu-nity regarding sustainable practices for agriculture and gardening involving responsible use of plant nutrients and water. Wayne Oelfke, a Fort White High School FFA advisor along with Jill Huesman, said 58 Fort White High School FFA students participated in the project. “This project really has a lot of ramifications as far as the concept of the program alone,” he said. “Some of the things we look at is if we have a problem here. Our area is a highly sensitive envi-ronmental area. We’re all concerned about our water use, water management and nutrients getting into the water system. I think programs like this direct our scope and help young people understand human energy and food fiber for our future.” He said the program focused on feeding the next generation. “As far as a project, agriculture produces the most important energy source of all, sustaining the human population,” Oelfke said, noting the program allowed the students to focus on growing locally and the importance of using water supplies wise-ly. “The kids did research by using drip irrigation and different pre-plant fer-tilizers along with fertiga-tion, where the fertilizer is injected through the drip line.” The students laid the entire garden out, con-structed the irrigation system, planted the garden and measured the amount of fertilizer and water used. A taste test was done at the end of the project. The students applied different amounts of fertilizers versus differ-ent amounts of water on the plants, harvested the plants and weighed them. Another experiment, using food grade blue dye with the same molecular weight as nitrogen, was also performed. The dye was put on top of the soil and water was put on the dye for 45 minutes. The dye went into the soil at different depths depending on time and the amount of water, allowing the stu-dents to determine how long the drip irrigation system should run before nitrogen starts leaching below the plant root zone. “It was a pretty extensive research project,” Oelfke said. “They got their data and there is quite a conclusion.” Oelfke said the project addressed the problems of water usage and the use of fertilizers. “Not only did the kids learn something, they made a contribution to the community,” he said. The students also worked with the Christian Service Center and off the small plot of land, they produced more than 1,800 pounds of mustard greens and donated them to Christian Service Center. Oelfke said more than 50 families had fresh veg-etables from the greens for more than a week. Oelfke said help on the project also came from the Fort White librarian, the master gardeners pro-gram, Suwannee Valley Agriculture Extension Service, the Christian Service Center and others. “We had a lot of people who wanted to help,” he said. “It wouldn’t have hap-pened without the commu-nity support. It was a com-munity project. I thank the FFA for having the vision of promoting the idea of solving problems and help-ing your community.”Fort White FFA wins grant money COURTESY PHOTOSTOP: At the end of the experiment, the greens were harvested. Afte r they were cut in the garden, they were weighed with the fourth leaf removed for the taste test experiment and then washed to be packed and delivered to the Christian Serv ice Center of Lake City. Over 1,800 pounds of mustard greens were grown on 0.065 acres of l and which provided over 50 families in the community fresh vegetables for over a week. ABOVE: The Fort White FFA Chapter pose for a photograph at the State Convention after the award s ceremony. Joan Kyle (left), Florida representative for Nutrients for Life, Nichelle Demo rest, representing IFAS/Columbia County Cooperative Extension Service, and Jill Huesman (right), the other advisor at Fort White. By DAVID GERMAINAP Movie WriterSAN DIEGO — Back in the day, Tim Burton remembers critics finding his take on Batman rather gloomy. Burton’s Dark Knight looked as though he was having fun in the sun compared to where the current Batman series has taken the comic-book vigilante on the big-screen. “I recall at the time, people worried about our version being too dark,” Burton said of his 1989 “Batman” and the 1992 sequel “Batman Returns.” ‘’It’s like, well, it looks like a lighthearted romp in comparison. ‘Batman on Ice.’” Opening next week, “The Dark Knight Rises” wraps up director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy that launched with 2005’s “Batman Begins” and continued with 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Nolan elevated the superhero genre to grand proportions, with Christian Bale’s Batman becoming a haunted wreck and a hunted fugitive unjustly condemned by the city which he gave his all to protect. Burton’s Batman, played by Michael Keaton, was a dark soul, too, but the films had a levity and a campier quality that has diminished as today’s stream of super-hero flicks take their idols and action more seriously. “The great thing about what comics have done is that Burton recalls his Batman as lighter Dark Knight ASSOCIATED PRESSDirector Tim Burton, from the film “Frankenweenie”, arrives at the Disney press line during Comic-Con, Thursday, July 12 in San Diego. BATMAN continued on 2C


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Update on bed tax collections and occupancy ratesAccording to the Florida Department of Revenue, Local Option Tourist Development Tax (bed tax) collections were down for the month of April. Collections for the month were $51,128, compared to $54,966 in April of 2011, a decrease of just over $3,800. This is the first time collections were down compared to year-ago numbers since July of 2011. Meanwhile, Smith Travel Reports showed that occupancy rates in Columbia County were up 17.8% for May, compared to the same month in 2011. Average Daily Rate (ADR) was up slightly, 1.1% to $69.75 and total room rev-enues increased 15.3% and rooms sold for the month was up 14.1% compared to 2011 numbers.Marketing Expo was postponed and will be re-scheduledThe Suwannee River Valley Marketing Group had planned to host its second annual Marketing Expo on Wednesday, June 27, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. However, due to the torrential rains on Monday & Tuesday, June 25-26, a decision was made to postpone the event. The Expo will be re-scheduled for late summer or early fall. Information will be forthcoming in the next 45 days. Upcoming tourism meetingsThe Columbia County Tourist Development Council (TDC) will hold its regular monthly meet-ing on Wednesday, July 18, 12 Noon, in the Westside Branch of the Columbia County Public Library. The meetings are open to the public and you are cordial-ly invited to attend. Items expected to be discussed includes an update on proposed improvements to the Southside Recreation Complex, a proposal to increase the Local Option Tourist Development Tax from 3% to 4% to pay for the TDC’s portion of the improvements at the sports complex. The board will consider how to pro-ceed with an opening on the TDC board and discus-sion is expected to be held about whether to continue obtaining sponsors to aug-ment TDC funds for main-tenance on the median islands near the I-75 and U.S. 90 interchange. In addition, be aware of the Disaster Recovery Center located in Suite 145 at the Westfield Square Shopping Center. You are encouraged to have those who are planning to apply for either grant or loan assistance to pre-register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. In terms of damage to any of our lodging proper-ties, two campgrounds, Kelly’s RV Park and the Columbia County Resort, both had to deal with flooding issues and loss of business. In addition, Columbia County Tourist Development Council member Mahendra Patel, owner of the Holiday Inn & Suites, had extensive flood damage to his home. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this event. 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Please return application to the address listed above. 05532093The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carrier Apply in person during normal business hours or email Mandy Brown Circulation Director at: mbr own@lakecityr epor ter .com NO PHONE CALLS 05533594Johnson & Johnson Inc. Is looking for a dedicated, polite, hard-working individual to fill a Fuel Tanker driver position. Lead Driver position, Days (Tuesday thru Saturday). Truck is based in Lake City. Health Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation,Uniforms. Must have two years driving experience, clean MVR. Call 850-973-2277 ask for Heather. Applications available by email at info@jj-fuel.com 05533630 FT& PTPC Tech needed for busy local shop. Exp required. Send email to: bdj@startech.cc License CDLDriver w/2 yrs Logging Exp. Must have Clean CDL. Also, FT, semi/heavy equip. mechanic wanted Deep South Forestry 386-497-4248 LICENSED DENTAL Hygienist needed For Live Oak office Contact 386-362-1646. 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NO title needed !386-878-9260 After 5pm 386752-3648. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Selling TV, Commercial coffee maker, breakfast tables & chairs, stack chairs, sneeze guard, & cherry dining table.Call 386-697-6396 450Good Things to EatGREEN PEANUTS For Sale Graded and washed. $30.00 a bushel. 386-752-3434 630Mobile Homes forRent2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo. plus deposit. Water & sewer furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 3 BR/2BA, Total electric, new carpet, water, sewer & garbage included. 1st, last + dep., lease required, $600 mo. 386-752-8978 3BD/2BADWMH Furnished in Windsor Ct, Beautiful 12 ac. fenced lot. All appl, w/d included. Storage shed. 1 yr. lease. $700/mth,1st & last + Sec. dep. Call 386.365.6034 or 365.6051 640Mobile Homes forSaleBIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 2013 4/2 Jacobsen $47,995. Only 8 More at this Low Price! Can’t go a dime cheaper! Del-setac-shirting and steps. North Pointe, Gainesville 352-872-5566. 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Contact 813-784-6017 750Business & Office Rentals05532259OFFICE SPACE for Lease 576 sq' $450/mth 700 sq' at $8.00 sq' 1785 sq' at $7.00 sq'8300 sq' at $7.00 sq' also Bank Building Excellent Locations Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor 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 “Florida’s Last Frontier” 805Lots forSale 1/4 acre, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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. 820Farms & Acreage200 ACRES 5 miles NE of Live Oak. Half Wooded & Pasture with fish lake. Creek flows through property, Plenty of deer & turkey. Will Finance 386-364-6633 4 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. 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D rought is a term that means a lack of rain over an extended period of time. Water stress can have different effects on trees, depend-ing on the tolerance of the species. The leaves of hardwood trees may wilt, curl, turn brown on the edges, or fall off. The last few years have not been the best growing years in terms of water and water stress for many trees. Now many of our trees are experiencing extended flooding conditions. Plants may be in flooded areas or in soil that is saturated with water. In either case, the normal air spaces in the soil have been replaced with water. Good grow-ing soil is usually up to 25 percent air spaces that provide needed oxygen to plant roots and other soil organisms. Without oxy-gen, tree roots cannot take up water, so you may see the same effects on trees during extended flooding that you would see during drought. And what you don’t see below ground would be small dying roots. Some trees are well adapted to flooding and have lived long lives despite hundreds of years with extreme weather events. The bald cypress grows ‘knees’ above the soil from which it can obtain oxygen when the surroundings are waterlogged. Water tupelo, green and white ash, pecan, persimmon, sweet-gum, sycamore, red maple and hackberry are some trees that are very adapted to extended flooding. Some trees that are unable to survive more than a few days without problems are flowering dogwood, loblolly pine, black cherry, blackjack oak, Shumard oak, post oak, and sassafras. After three or four weeks in waterlogged or flooded conditions, birch, winged elm, water oak, white and southern red oak may become stressed. Keep in mind that these trees may exhibit signs now, next year, in five years, or maybe never. The impor-tant thing is to give them care and attention for the next few years. Water molds, including Phytopthora and Pythium, are fungi that can attack trees when the soil is very wet. These can cause the roots or crown to rot and decay. Another group of fungi that attacks stressed or weakened trees causes cankers to develop. Can-kers are areas of dead and discolored bark. There are so many factors involved with flooding that specific ques-tions about how a tree will respond cannot be answered. The best recom-mendation is to keep your trees from experiencing additional stress. Remove cankered branches as soon as possible but wait until LIFE Sunday, July 15, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754-0428rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFEBy LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comGood Samaritans and quick actions are how local officials get animals out of hot cars, when just min-utes can mean death. Local animal control officials have responded to three calls about pets in hot cars this summer, which is less than normal, said Terry Markques, executive director of the Lake City Humane Society. However, Florida’s brutal summer heat is far from over. Across the county more calls are coming in about overheated dogs — and officials say that’s a good thing, because more people are aware of the problem and calling before it’s too late. Still, despite annual warnings, pets continue to die or suffer serious injury in hot cars. Before sum-mer was even two days old this year, The Associated Press reported the deaths of five dogs in hot cars in Oregon, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In Arizona a drugsniffing dog for the Department of Public Safety was euthanized after authorities say the dog was left unattended in a hot squad car for more than an hour. No one keeps tabs on annual deaths or injuries because so many differ-ent agencies handle calls. But some agencies say calls have increased to 911, police departments, fire departments, animal control officers, shelters or veterinarians. People running errands are the most common offenders, Markques said. Studies show that the temperature in a car — even on a mild day — can go up 34 degrees in just 30 minutes. For example, a car parked in the shade on an 85 degree day can heat up to 120 degrees in a half hour, Markques said. Often it’s more of a crime of negligence than malice, because pet own-ers think animals will be fine for a few minutes with the windows cracked, he said. “That’s just not the case particularly with these brutally hot summers,” Markques said. Dogs sweat from the glands around their foot pads and pant to cool themselves down, he said. If a dog is only breathing in hot air, its body can very quickly become overheated, Markques said. Dogs can die within six minutes of heatstroke, he said. Heatstroke affects every organ in the body, said Dr. Ben Brainard, an associ-ate professor of critical care who helps run the emergency room for the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. As a dog begins to get hot, it will become anx-ious, agitated and start pacing, Brainard said, which heats the dog even more. Then the dog will start drooling, maybe frothing at the mouth, vomiting and defecating, the veterinarian said. As the heat starts to affect the dog’s brain, it will stumble, lose its balance and have trouble standing. It will then collapse, and finally lose consciousness, Brainard said. Typically when a dog is left in a car unattended, a by-passer notices the ani-mal and contacts authori-ties, Markques said. If the air conditioner is not running, humane society staff will determine if the dog is in immedi-ate distress. If so, they will contact police before breaking a window to retrieve the animal, he said. If the animal is not in immediate danger, staff will try to locate the owner, who is often inside a store or business. Officers can write a citation for animal cruelty or neglect for up to $500, he said. One of the best tools to come along is the tem-perature gun, which can measure the temperature from outside the car. In Los Angeles, animal con-trol officers use them and police hope to get them soon to help prosecute dog owners when the cops or animal control arrive too late. However, the Lake City Humane Society doesn’t own a temperature gun, Markques said. With the cases this year, human society staff was able to get to the owners in time and convey how careless it is to leave the dog in the car, Markques said. An overheated dog should be taken to a cool place as soon as possible and given water, he said. If the dog is non-responsive it should be taken to a vet. Even animals left outside can suffer from heat-stroke, especially dogs bred for colder environ-ments, he said. While outside, dogs need a shady, ventilated area and plenty of fresh, cool water, he said. A bowl of water should be refreshed often as it can heat up quickly in the sun and not provide much relief for an animal, Markques said. “Fresh water is essential for dogs,” he said. For safety reasons, and for love and companion-ship animals need, the human society always recommends keeping cats and dogs inside, he said. “We are big advocates of keeping dogs inside with the family,” he said.Summer heat can be deadly for pets Associated PressLos Angeles Police Officer Jim Cherrette holding a temp erature record stick in Los Angeles to demonstrate how hot a closed car can get. O ur first column appeared in the Lake City Reporter on Sept. 25, 2011. Hard to believe that it has almost been a year of our reviews. We thought it might be appropriate to use the column this week to cover Odds and Ends that you might find interesting. First of all, we want to say a big “Thank You” to all of you that have offered us so many words of encouragement and indica-tions that you really enjoy reading about our local restaurants. Total strang-ers come up to us and say that they look forward to our reviews. We don’t go many places that someone doesn’t say something nice and we totally appreciate all of the support. Our goal is to keep informing you of our eating adven-tures in a way that you can make new choices or rekindle your thoughts about the old tried and true restaurants. We are often asked questions about the review process, so we would like to address some of the more common ones asked.1. Do the restaurants know you are doing a review when you eat there? No, we have always been two that like to meet friends and family and eat out. So, this is not an uncommon thing for us. On a couple of occa-sions, usually out of town reviews, we have told the owners that we are doing a review but always after we have had our meal. We just want more personal infor-mation to share when it is an unknown spot we like and want you to try.2. Do we get paid to do this? No, we approached the Lake City Reporter and presented our ideas and then explained the best part of our plan was that we would do it for free. We pay for all our own meals and have never accepted any type of comp for our reviews.3. Why did we want to write restaurant reviews? We had this idea several years ago and approached the publisher and editor at that time about doing a Restaurant Critics Review. We asked that we not be identified individually as we did not want any special treatment when we visited a restaurant. It was decided unless we were identified by name the newspaper would not be agreeable to do this. Even after several years passed, we didn’t give up on the idea and decided to try again but this time not as critics but as reviewers. Todd Wilson, publisher, and Robert Bridges, editor, were both in agreement that this would be a good service to their readers and that we should get started. We appreciate their leap of faith in our proposal.4. Do we eat out all the time? “Heavens no.” We did a lot of reviews prior to the first column appearing so that we had a reserve for publication so that is how we continue to do this. We write up several and they are then used at the paper’s discre-tion. Sometimes we don’t even write one article in a month. we just use the ones we have in reserve. This way we don’t feel pressured to run out and do a review when we may have lots of things going on in our lives.5. Do you both write the column? Yes we do. There have been a few occasions when we didn’t eat at the res-taurant at the same time but we try to individually visit before we agree on the contents of the review. So, we take turns writing each review and the other Buddy then edits but most-ly we try and go together when we plan a review. 6. What happens when we eat in a restaurant and the food isn’t good?This has happened and we have chosen not to do a review when we don’t enjoy our meal. We are not critics and we see our-selves as reviewers shar-ing a good experience with our readers, not bad ones. Several people have offered up ideas for future reviews and we so appreci-ate them. It gives us ideas about places we may be unfamiliar with but we can go and enjoy then share our review with you. This happens often so we hope you continue to share your comments and recommen-dations. Since we started in September some of the restaurants that we reviewed have closed. Mickey L’s in Live Oak, the Telford Hotel in White Springs, Bub’s Hot Dogs, Mike’sTastee Hot Dogs have phones that are dis-continued when we called to verify. The Ga. Pig closed after over 40 years. Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons had planned to open their second res-taurant there but talked with them today and they informed us that they had wanted to open there but the old building had been condemned. Again, we are saying these restaurants, we think, are closed. If you want to be certain you will need to check further. An update on Hannah’s Seafood on 90 West is the addition of the next door storefront and the completion of the outdoor space. This increases their seating capacity and groups are welcome. Travis continues to add tasty creations to the menu with new favorites being seafood bisque, fish tacos, steamed mussels. Q We want to say thank you again for all our reader’s support and encouragement and a spe-cial thank you to the Lake City Reporter for taking a chance on us and our idea. In the coming edi-tions we may sprinkle in some of our favorite reci-pes since we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the Currents magazine articles. So, stay tuned. Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingswoth are Columbia County Residents who love good food and fun. Their column on area restau-rants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at TasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com. Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com TASTE BUDDIES Buddies answer readers’ questions Flooding’s effect on trees GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu TREES continued on 2D


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 2DLIFE Becky Carswell Jim Carruth July 21, 2012 ~ Katherine Witt Trevor Caslin August 11, 2012 ~ Caroline Martin Clarence Brown, III September 7, 2012 ~ Adrea Pitman Nick Harris November 10, 2012 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470 We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap. China, Crystal, Flatware and Gifts Couples registered: Could there be a food more heavily burdened with a dull reputation? Has anyone even eaten cottage cheese since the 1970s? Turns out that like so many foods today, this aged icon of the fat-free diet movement has been getting the artisanal treatment by cheesemakers around the coun try, giving fresh life to a food most of us havent thought about in decades. COTTAGE CHEESE PEPPER DIP Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 8 16-ounce container cottage cheese 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more to garnish 1/2 cup chopped cherry peppers 1 tablespoon cherry pepper liquid (from the jar of cherry peppers) 1 tablespoon diced banana peppers 1/4 cup diced Kalamata olives Chips, toasted baguette rounds, crackers or vegeta bles, to serve In a medium bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, black pepper, cayenne, paprika, cherry peppers, cherry pepper liquid, banana peppers and Kalamata olives. Spoon the mixture evenly into a casserole or other serv ing dish. Sprinkle with additional paprika. Serve with toasted chips, toasted baguette rounds, crackers or veg etables. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 50 calories; 10 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 1.5 g fat (0 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 7 g protein; 0 g fiber; 280 mg sodium. COTTAGE CHEESE PIE Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 8 16-ounce container cottage cheese, divided 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature Salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar Zest and juice of 1 orange Zest and juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup heavy cream Fresh berries, to serve Heat the oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat togeth er 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, the butter and a pinch of salt until well combined. Add the flour and beat just until incorporated. Form the dough into a round and transfer to a lightly floured counter. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle, then fit it into a 9-inch pie pan. Trim off most of the overhang, leaving about 1/2 inch. Crimp the edge with a decorative flute or fold the excess under itself and crimp with a fork. Set the pie pan on a baking sheet and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, yolks and sugar until smooth and slightly frothy. Stir in the orange and lime zests and juices, along with the heavy cream and remaining cottage cheese. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pie shell and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve topped with fresh berries. Refrigerate any leftovers. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 290 calories; 150 calories from fat (52 percent of total calories); 17 g fat (10 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohy drate; 11 g protein; 1 g fiber; 260 mg sodium. Cottage cheese making comeback? A slice of cottage cheese pie topped with fresh berries is served on a plate in Concord, N.H. ASSOCIATED PRESS MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) Robin Gilbert didnt set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural southwestern Idaho. But thats exactly what happened, with her Middleton Heights Elementary now among dozens of public schools nationwide being targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union in a bitter struggle over whether sin gle-sex learning should be continued. Under pressure, single-sex programs have been dropped at schools from Missouri to Louisiana. It doesnt frustrate me, Gilbert said of the criticism, but it makes the work harder. While Gilberts school is believed to be the only one in Idaho offering single-sex classes, the movement is widespread in states like South Carolina, which has more than 100 schools that offer some form of a singlegender program. Single-sex classes began proliferating after the U.S. Education Department relaxed restrictions in 2006. With research showing boys, particularly minor ity boys, are graduating at lower rates than girls and faring worse on tests, plenty of schools were paying attention. In 2002, only about a dozen schools were separat ing the sexes, according to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, an advocacy group. Now, an estimated 500 public schools across the country offer some allboy and all-girl classrooms. Proponents argue the separation allows for a tai lored instruction and cuts down on gender-driven distractions among boys and girls, such as flirting. But critics decry the move ment as promoting harmful gender stereotypes and depriving kids of equal educational opportunities. The ACLU claims many schools offer the classes in a way that conflicts with the U.S. Constitution and Title IX, a federal law banning sex discrimination in educa tion. Researchers also have weighed in. Diane F. Halpern, a former president of the American Psychological Association, co-authored a review of studies last fall in the journal Science that found research doesnt sup port the benefits of singlesex education. Additionally, there are lots of problems whenever you segregate people into groups, Halpern said. Stereotyping increases so we really do have lots of data that says its just not supported, she said. However, proponents have put out their own studies, showing the benefits of separating stu dents. Middleton Heights Elementary cited the research when it first pilot ed single-sex classes in a few grades. The goal was to address the struggles boys were having in reading. The idea proved so popu lar that single-sex classes have expanded throughout the school. Parents can opt out, a choice required by law, if they want their kids in a traditional coed class room. In the single-sex classes, teachers use microphones that allow them to elec tronically adjust the tone of their voice to match the level that research suggests is best for boys. When preparing for a test, the boys may go for a run, or engage in some other activity, while the girls are more likely to do calming exercises, such as yoga. On a recent tour, Gilbert peeked into a classroom of third grade boys, who had decorated their walls with a camping theme, complete with construction paper campfires and a sign that read fishing for books. Next door, the thirdgrade girls opted for an under the sea motif. When they spotted Gilbert in their classroom door way, a few of the girls jumped from their seats and ran to give her a quick embrace. They learn the same curriculum, they still lunch and play at recess together, but the differences in their learning environments are apparent, from the blue chalkboards in the boy classrooms, to the red paper hearts that decorated the wall of one of the girls classrooms. Dr. Leonard Sax, the founder of the Pennsylvaniabased National Association for Single Sex Public Education, contends the movement is about break ing down gender stereo types, not promoting them. We want more girls engaged in robotics and computer programming and physics and engineer ing, Sax said in a telephone interview. We want more boys engaged in poetry and creative writing and Spanish language. For advocates like Sax, the increase in this form of learning is exciting, but its troubling for others. The ACLU launched a national campaign, Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes, in May and sent ceaseand-desist letters to school districts in Maine, West Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia. Doug Bonney is legal director of the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri, where he suc cessfully challenged single sex classes in Missouris Adrian R-III School District. He argues theres no proof single-sex class rooms work while theres plenty of evidence they actually enhance gender stereotypes and lead to sexism. Both sides agree the idea is not new and has a long history in private schools. But Galen Sherwin, staff attorney with the ACLU Womens Rights Project, said its history in public schools is much darker and has roots in the South, where it was broadly insti tuted in an effort to evade the desegregation require ments of Brown v. Board of Education to try to prevent black boys from being in the same room as white girls. In the wake of Brown, many schools in the south integrated racially but seg regated on the basis of sex, Sherwin said. Nancy Levit, a law pro fessor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, addressed this issue at a meeting of the Association of American Law Schools: Think about it, in terms of race, she said. What would people say if the state paid for an all-white school or an all-black school? As long as there was a racial element nobody would have a problem seeing a constitu tional difficulty. The analogy drew a heated reaction from Sax, who argues that a federal judge in Kentucky debunked this notion when ruling last year against parents who tried to block single-sex classes at a Breckenridge County school. Critics like the ACLU are out of line when they draw paral lels to Brown v. Board of Education, Sax said. Either theyre really stupid and not able to grasp what the judge is saying in the ruling, or theyre being deliberately misleading, he said. 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, JULY 15, 2012 3D3DLIFEBy CARLEY PETESCHAssociated PressJOHANNESBURG — Michaela DePrince was little more than a toddler when she saw her first ballerina — an image in a magazine page blown against the gate of the orphanage where she ended up during Sierra Leone’s civil war. It showed an American ballet danc-er posed on tip toe. “All I remember is she looked really, really happy,” Michaela told The Associated Press this week. She wished “to become this exact person.” From the misery of the orphanage “I saw hope in it. And I ripped the page out and I stuck it in my underwear because I didn’t have any place to put it.” Now Michaela’s the one inspiring young Africans: She escaped war and suffers a skin pigmentation disorder that had her labeled “the devil’s child” at the orphanage. She’s an African danc-er in the world of ballet that sees few leading black females. She was adopted and raised to become a ballerina in the U.S. — a country where she believed everyone walked around on tippy toes. On July 19, Michaela performs in her first professional full ballet, danc-ing the part of Gulnare in Le Corsaire, as a guest artist of South Africa’s two biggest dance companies, Mzansi Productions and South African Ballet Theatre. Her ascent to stardom in the ballet world has been fast, if not typical. At 17, she’s already been featured in a documentary film and has performed on TV-show “Dancing With the Stars”. She just graduated from high school and the American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and will go on to work at Dance Theatre of Harlem. Her family recently moved from Vermont to New York City to sup-port her dance career and her sister’s acting and singing. Michaela said she has been offered many opportunities to dance with companies in Europe and in the U.S. Her big brown eyes are framed by mascara-coated lashes to cover their whiteness stemming from the vitiligo skin disorder. Tiny wisps of white curls peek through the dark brown hair pinned into a bun. Her wide infectious grin turned strained as she chatted about her childhood. “I lost both my parents, so I was there (the orphanage) for about a year and I wasn’t treated very well because I had vitiligo,” she said Monday. “We were ranked as numbers and number 27 was the least favorite and that was my number, so I got the least amount of food, the least amount of clothes and what not.” Elaine DePrince, who adopted Michaela and two other girls, Mia and Mariel, from the orphanage, said she met the girls in Ghana in 1999. Michaela was 4. “They came to me sick and traumatized by the war,” DePrince said. “Michaela arrived with the worst case of tonsillitis, fever, mononucleosis and joints that were swollen. Michaela said the war and her time in the orphanage affected her for years. “It took a long time to get it out of my memory. But my mom helped me a lot and I wrote a lot of stuff down so I could recover from it,” she said. “Dance helped me a lot. I had a lot of night-mares. “ The adoptions took place as the West African country suffered a decade-long war that ended in 2002. Rebels burned villages, raped women and turned kid-napped children into drugged teenage fighters. Tens of thousands of civilians died. Countless others were mutilated by rebels who hacked off hands, arms or legs with machetes. Michaela said her father, a trader, was shot dead by rebels and her mother starved to death. It is unclear if she has family left in Sierra Leone. While Mia told her mother that many parents visited their children at the orphanage, Michaela didn’t get visitors. DePrince said the family has worked hard to develop all their children’s dreams. “She says she would have not had this dream come true if she had not become Michaela DePrince” by adop-tion, DePrince said, adding that none of the three girls adopted from Sierra Leone have expressed interest in find-ing their biological family. But Michaela said she does eventually want to return to her birthplace to open a school for dance and the arts. “I hope to inspire a lot of young children,” Michaela said, “no matter what people tell you, you should focus on your goals and you should do what you want to do, especially if you want to be a ballet dancer.” Star dancer born into war grows up to inspire Dancer Michaela DePrince rehearses for her lead role in Le Corsaire in Johannesburg. DePrince, who was born in Sierra Leone, escaped the ci vil war and was adopted by a family in the U.S. This will be DePrince’s first professional full ballet role.ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if New Yorkers want to kill themselves with sugar — that’s their right. That was the mayor’s response Monday to a small, peaceful protest rally against a ban on big sodas on a sidewalk near City Hall Park — dubbed The Million Big Gulp March. Bloomberg has proposed a crackdown on super-sized drinks. He wants to stop bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and delis from selling sodas and other sugary drinks in servings larg-er than 16 ounces. He says it’s a way to fight obesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-related health problems. “If you want to kill yourself, I guess you have the right to do it. We’re trying to do something about it,” Bloomberg said earlier Monday, when asked about the planned rally, which eventually drew dozens of protesters. Opponents say the city is overstepping its authority and infringing on personal freedom. “Hands off my Bladder” read a sign hoisted by Dominic Inferrera, a singer and actor in his 30s. “For a ban as ridiculous as this one, we need a protest with some humor,” said Inferrera, holding a Double Gulp cup he said was half filled with Powerade, half with Sprite. For some, the issue was far from funny. City Council Member Dan Halloran, a Republican from Queens, said Bloomberg’s stance on soda size challenged nothing less than “the principles on which our country was founded.” Halloran, who is running for Congress, was flanked by two female campaign staffers encircled by mam-moth paper cubs that said “157 oz” — a nonexistent soda size way above the typical 16or 20-ounce containers that fall under the ban. “This is not the way a democracy works,” he said. “When do we say enough control is enough? It’s a slip-pery slope. It’s not how our country was founded.” He cited the mayor’s previous legislation linked to calories and cigarettes. David Krakauer, a 16-year-old New York native who lives in Israel, said there’s no such soda ban in Israel. “Every person has the right to decide how much soda he can drink — not the government.” The rally was led by the NYC Liberty HQ grass-roots group. Andrea Hebert protests during a “Million Gulp” demonstr ation against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to pro hibit licensed food establishments from using containers large r than 16 ounces to serve high-calorie drinks. New Yorkers rally against super-sized drinks banASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re young, healthy and flat broke — and now the government says they have to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of medical insur-ance. What should tapped-out twentysomethings do? Well, some may just do nothing. The annual fine for shrugging off the new federal insurance require-ment, which is to begin in 2014, starts out at a relatively low $95, depending on income. That would be far cheaper than paying premi-ums. But that doesn’t necessarily make blowing off the mandate a good idea for the fit and frugal. Millions of young people will qual-ify for good deals on health care if they take time to sort through the complicated law. Many will get Medicaid coverage at virtually no cost. Others will qualify for private insurance at a fraction of the full premiums. And health plans offered under the law will limit individuals’ out-of-pocket expenses to about $6,250 per year or less — a bul-wark against gigantic, unexpected medical bills. “It doesn’t have to be cancer or a heart attack or even a bad car accident,” said Karen Pollitz, a health policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation whose own son needed $15,000 worth of sur-gery after he broke his wrist while skateboarding at age 20. “Once you show up in the ER, it starts to cost you some money.” The plans also will cover at no charge preventive care such as HIV tests, screening for depres-sion or alcoholism, flu shots, hepatitis vaccine, contraception and pregnancy care. And insurers will no longer be able to exclude or charge extra for people who already have health problems. “It’s the 15 percent of young people who have chronic condi-tions like asthma or diabetes, and the young women looking to have a baby,” said Aaron Smith, 30, co-founder of Young Invincibles, which advocates for young adults’ health care. “That discrimination won’t fly in 2014.” Young Americans are the least likely to be insured: almost three of 10 adults who are under 35 aren’t covered. And they go to emergency rooms more than any other group except seniors. It’s still possible President Barack Obama’s health care law won’t be around in 2014, when the big changes are to kick in. Congressional Republicans and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney want to repeal “Obamacare” if they win the November elections. GOT A JOB? START THERE More than half of Americans already are covered through their jobs. But young adults have the nation’s highest unemployment rate and also are more likely to toil in low-wage jobs without ben-efits. Some employers, especially smaller businesses paying lower wages, may now drop their plans and expect their workers to get government help. Other businesses, but not quite as many, will probably begin coverage in response to the law’s penalties and incentives for employers, the Congressional Budget Office predicts.UNDER 26? LEAN ON MOM OR DAD One of the law’s most popular provisions, already in effect, ensures that parents with family plans can keep their adult kids enrolled until they turn 26, if the children don’t have a suitable workplace option. Pollitz’s skate-boarding son is one of them. The government estimates that 3.1 million uninsured young people already have gained cover-age this way.CONSIDER MEDICAID Right now, Medicaid mostly covers children and low-income adults who are disabled, pregnant or raising kids. But the health care law will push states to expand Medicaid to also cover other adults with incomes up to around $15,000, adjusted for inflation in 2014. That’s designed to account for about half of the 30 million people expected to gain insurance coverage under the overhaul. It may fall short, however. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the federal government can’t coerce states into joining the Medicaid expansion. THERE’S OTHER HELP Most people with incomes up to four times the poverty level — which currently comes out to $44,680 for an individual or $92,200 for a family of four — will qualify for some help paying for private insurance. Aid drops off sharply as income climbs, and younger people get smaller subsi-dies than older folks whose insur-ance rates are higher. The lowest earners shouldn’t have to pay more than 2 percent of their incomes toward insurance premiums for mid-level plans; those at the high end would have to contribute 9.5 percent. These plans also have significant co-pays and deductibles, but some help is available there, too. For example, a single 26-yearold earning $16,000 might pay $537 toward the annual premium for a mid-level “silver” plan, according to estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The rest of the premium would be covered by a $2,853 tax credit. (Deductibles and co-pays could cost up to an additional $2,083, depending on several factors.)A CHEAPER BUT SKIMPY CHOICE For those under 30 there’s a special option to buy “catastroph-ic” insurance with the lowest pre-miums but scant coverage until a deductible of about $6,250 is met. While it may be tempting, caution is advised. “We really encourage folks to do their homework and look at the details of the plan,” said Smith, who’s organizing efforts to help young people learn about their choices. “It’s not just the pre-mium. You have to look at what’s being covered, what the deduct-ibles are.”GO BARE? People who would have to spend more than 8 percent of their income to buy basic insur-ance are exempt from paying a penalty if they go without. For others who feel they can’t afford or just don’t want coverage, the penalties start off relatively low in 2014. Private insurers have yet to set the prices for their 2014 plans, because coverage that will comply with the law is still being developed. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that premiums for the bare-bones plan, called “bronze” level, might aver-age between $4,500 and $5,000 per year. Family plans might cost $12,500 per year. Even for the wealthiest folks the law says the penalties can never exceed the average cost of a “bronze” plan. But most of those people already have insurance, anyway. The Internal Revenue Service could withhold the penalties from taxpayers’ refunds if they don’t show proof of insurance. About 4 million people are expected to end up paying the penalties. “For many young people, this is the first time they’ve had to deal with health insurance and the health care system,” said Smith. “There will be a learning curve.”Health care options for young, healthy and broke


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DEAR ABBY: Shortly after my wife and I were married, my wife got preg-nant. Due to complications with the pregnancy, the baby had to be delivered early through a C-section. Our baby didn’t make it. That was four years ago. After unsuccessfully trying to conceive for almost a year now, my wife decided she wanted to find out why. We learned that there is a problem that was most likely caused by the C-section. Although we are still trying to see what can be done, there is a good chance that things won’t be as easy as we expected regarding a pregnancy. I’m personally in no hurry, but my wife is suffer-ing a great deal as a result of this. I’m trying to ease things for her, telling her that this is not her fault and that we’re in this together, and trying to reassure her that she is more important to me than kids. However, she keeps saying that I’m just saying it, and with time I will change my mind and start to think about having kids. She says this is a basic instinct and it will eventually show up. -CONFUSED HUSBAND IN JORDAN DEAR CONFUSED HUSBAND: There are many happily childless couples. But before you and your wife reconcile to being one of them, consult an ob/gyn who specializes in infer-tility. Thanks to advances in medical science, there is more than one way to become parents. If your wife isn’t able to carry a pregnancy to term because of her surgery, you may be able to hire a surrogate to do it. The baby would result from your sperm and your wife’s egg and be your bio-logical child. It’s possible that your wife is depressed and could benefit from talk-ing with a mental health professional. I hope you both will start doing some research to find out what options are available to you -including adoption -if you wish to become parents. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married English lady who came to the United States in 1985. I have a good career work-ing for the same company for more than 20 years. My husband and I have no children. We enjoy travel and twice a year visit my aging parents in England. My problem is that my guilt for not being there for my parents is growing stronger by the day. I’m an only child and feel that although they are both in relatively good health, they really need me. To move there would be financially impossible for us. Every year for the past 10 years we have spent a total of four weeks with them in England. I call them every three days on the phone, and yet the guilt continues to build. -CONFLICTED IN FLORIDA DEAR CONFLICTED: You are a caring daughter who has made a success of her life, and who, because she loves her parents, is making herself crazy over choices she made years ago that she can’t change. You are doing more for your parents than many people do, so stop flogging yourself. Please! DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Honor a promise before you move on. Taking care of responsi-bilities will speak volumes about who you are as a person and what you are capable of doing. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Appeal to people who have something you need or want, and you will be able to complete a labori-ous task. A group effort will expand your interest in volunteering your time or providing a service you have to offer for a price. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Listen and learn. You can make strategic chang-es that will improve your living arrangements and ease stress and anxiety. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): A personal situation may lead to uncertainty or added responsibility. Do what you can, and you will end up having an advantage over someone who refused to participate. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make positive changes that will improve your skills, knowledge or appeal. Someone you feel responsible for will help you out, easing your obli-gation and allowing you to pursue something that will lead to greater oppor-tunities and less financial stress. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t show surprise when something doesn’t go your way. Keep your feelings secret until you are sure you can trust the people you are dealing with. Mixing business with pleasure will lead to a false sense of security. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a leap of faith. You have all the right moves, so start making them. If you love someone, let that person know, and if you want something, ask for it. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let possessions out of your sight. Protect what you’ve worked hard to achieve. Set up a game plan that will help you add more to the list of services or skills you can provide. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Getting together with old friends or distant relatives will spark an interest in something you can do well and put to good use. Love is high-lighted, along with a part-nership that can benefit you personally or profes-sionally. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Research will pay off, and precision and detail will make a differ-ence. Concentrate on what you need to do and whom you need to connect with in order to advance. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Dress up your residence so it reflects your personality, and you will feel good. Love and romance are in the stars, and entertaining the thought of making a seri-ous promise to someone who cares about you will lead to a better relation-ship. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stick close to home. The less you travel or deal with those in an authorita-tive position, the better. Represent yourself, and you’ll avoid giving some-one the wrong impression. A new relationship will not be as it appears. 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