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CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Remembering Ruben Thomas. COMING TUESDAY First Day of School Coverage. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5D 86 72 Chance of T-Storms WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NE WSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Backpack Program ministers to local families Local woman keeps faith for organ donor SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 148 1D 6A 1A Brice headlines FGC concerts From staff reportsCountry music artist Lee Brice will headline this seasons 10-show concert series that kicks off next month at Florida Gateway College. Besides Brice, who will perform in November, the FGC Entertainment series will feature long-time country artist Tracy Lawrence and contemporary christian group Jars of Clay as part of its lineup. The 2012-2013 season of FGC Entertainment kicks off Sept. 28 and con-tinues with a variety of acts through the spring of 2013. The series will also feature the beloved holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, Cross City-based Steel Bridge and a tribute to the Bee Gees. Season tickets for the 10-show series go on sale during a pick-your-seat event on Aug. 25 at FGC, and individual show tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 27. Season tickets for the general public are priced at $175 per seat for the series. Smaller packages for fewer than 10 shows also are available. We had a lot of success with the series last year, and our first thoughts were about how we could follow up on such a great season, said Troy Roberts, FGC public information coordinator. I think its pretty safe to say that if you enjoyed last season, youre going to love what weve got in store this year. Last year blew away all of our expectations, said Rob Chapman, FGC graphics Murky Water JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterHouses in the Callaway Subdivision in Lake City sit in feet of standing flood water in this aerial photo taken Jun e 28, 2012, after Tropical Storm Debby dumped 30 inches of rain on Columbia County in just more than 48 hours. BELOW: The preliminary 2006 FEMA flood zone map in the Callaway subdivision originally plotted the flood zone in a much larger area than what was ultimately approved as the critical flood zone area of concern. Columbia County officials and officials from the Suwannee River Water Management District continue to deb ate who is responsible. Whos to blame for Junes Callaway flooding disaster? SOURCE: COLUMBIA COUNTY Trash dealcould saveresidents,businesses By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comBoth residential and commercial trash customers in the city could save money on their waste disposal if the City Council approves a new contract during its meeting Monday night. City Council members will discuss the proposed contract with solid waste collection provider Waste Pro at the 7 p.m. meeting in City Council chambers at city hall. On Aug. 6, the council voted to accept committee recommendation to negotiate with Waste Pro after an evaluation process by a city staff com-mittee selected that company as the top choice. State regulations through a request for proposal or qualifications allow staff to negotiate the details of a con-tract with one provider. City Manager Wendell Johnson said negotiations with the company have produced rates lower than cur-rent costs with Republic Services. Johnson said both residents and com-mercial businesses in the city would see their monthly trash bills drop under the new proposed agreement. The new proposed contract would be for a five-year period. Currently, city residential customers pay $11.55 monthly for weekly trash pickup. The new contract pro-posed would see that monthly fee drop to $11.00 monthly. Commercial customers with carts, which are enlarged trash cans similar to residential trash containers, would also see their $11.55 monthly bill reduced to $11.00 per month under the new contract. Commercial customers with frontload dumpsters now pay $6.15 per yard for trash removal. Under the new plan, commercial accounts would see their monthly bill reduced to $5.77 per yard. City government also collects a franchise fee, the amount of money owed to the city by the company, is based on the collection rates charged by the company. The city has negoti-ated a split deal with WastePro where 10 percent of residential costs and 12 percent of commercial costs will be paid back to the city. The franchise fee is used by the city to partially fund its customer ser-vice department, bad debt collection and other areas. The franchise fee is built into the rates customers pay, Johnnson said. In other items, the city will review a resolution for a contract with Florida Municipal Insurance Trust concern-ing employees with select health care insurance coverage. By HANNAH BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comIn the wake of the flood waters left behind by Tropical Storm Debby, questions continue to sur-face about how the Callaway subdivision, an area apparently not on any critical flood zone maps, could be so easily destroyed when several reten-tion ponds failed and water pooled as much as six feet deep in at least 10 homes for weeks. This week, tension surfaced between Columbia County officials and Suwannee River Water Management District officials as to who is respon-sible for the upkeep of the retention ponds and overall water issues in the area. Two things happened last week when tension spilled over: First, county officials and SRWMD officials disagreed about which group is respon-sible for the water runoff plan in the embattled neighborhood. And second, the county filed a complaint against a SRWMD employee accus-ing him of giving out incorrect information to Callaway residents and possibly inciting them to sue Columbia County for damages.Who is responsible?County Manager Dale Williams said a range of misinformation has spread concerning the COURTESY PHOTOCountry superstar Lee Brice will perform in Lake City in November as part of the FGC Entertainment Series. SRWMD denies responsibility. Columbia County files formal complaint against engineer. Lineup features 10 shows ranging from Bee Gees tribute to Tracy Lawrence. Council will consider a five-year contract for trash hauling Monday. CONCERTS continued on 7A FLOOD continued on 7A
By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org We never walk alone is the phrase written in many places at the Columbia Correctional Institute. Its the mantra instilled in the facilitys employees often inspiring and motivating correc tional officers. Friday afternoon the phrase came to life when close to 100 people many corrections office administrators and officers attended a memorial service to pay homage to Sgt. Ruben H. Thomas III, who was killed in the line of duty March 18. During a brief ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Lake City, a history of Thomas career with the Department of Corrections was read and his boss, warden Don Davis, told of how he is missed by his colleagues. Later Thomas family was given two checks and a shadow box containing a Department of Corrections flag and a Department of Corrections coins with an inscription of Thomas name. Ken Tucker, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, addressed the audience and said the purpose of the ceremony was a presentation of funds that were raised through the Corrections Foundation for Thomas family specifically for his two children. Through the efforts of our Corrections Foundation they got word out all across the country and we received dona tions from other correc tion agencies across the country, in state from the department of corrections and in addition to that, a lot of civic organizations and private corporations, Tucker said. Its truly amazing and I think it reflects to some degree that people do care. When one of their public service members gives their life in the line of duty, they do care and they want to do something to help. It speaks highly of our state and the occupation and all the members in that occu pation. In addition to the check for $64,835, and a check for $500 from the Partners For Life Foundation, sev eral hundred sympathy cards were also given to the Thomas family. Some of the sympathy cards were from corrections agencies as far away as Canada and England. Most of those cards came to me as the Department of Corrections secretary, Tucker said. Many of them were expressing their condo lences over the loss of Sgt. Thomas. Many were accompanied with a card for the family that we deliv ered separately. I think it will be very heartwarming for members of the family to read the very kind com ments and heartfelt condo lences that were expressed in those letters. Paula Thomas, mother of Ruben Thomas III, said it was nice for the Department of Corrections to hold a memorial service for her son. We are very honored the department has pulled together as a fam ily to support us and have been there for us, she said. Were very honored and appreciative of that. She said she consid ers it an honor to have the Department of Corrections flag and it will be displayed at her home Well use that as a tool to teach the children how much their dad was hon ored and how much we continue to honor him, she said. Leeann Royster, Thomas fianc, said she was very thankful to receive all the support from the Department of Corrections and everyone in the community who has come together to sup port their family. I was surprised to hear about all the (sym pathy) cards, she said. Its going to be very emotional to go through the cards, but I think it will be good for the kids when they get older to see everybody that sent in things about their dad. Don Davis, Columbia Correctional Institute warden, said any time someone it the Department of Corrections has trouble, there will be people to come help them. It does me good to see that people are that con cerned and still committed to their fellow employee, Davis said. It says a lot about the Department of Corrections when you have that many officials show up. We had all the secretaries and deputy secretaries here to support us. Every warden in this region was here. There were wardens from as far away as South Florida as well. Its a show of sup port for a lost co-worker a brother. Its from the top to the bottom and that speaks volumes about the agency. Tucker said its criti cal that members of the Department of Corrections stay in touch with the Thomas fam ily and continue nurtur ing them after Thomas death. I think its therapeutic for the agency as well to be a part of healing with the family, because they are a member of our fam ily, he said. You cant work in some of these environments without becoming almost family with your co-workers. 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. 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Jean-Paul Sartre NEW YORK The Today show says Al Roker and Matt Lauer have jokingly bantered about throwing someone under the bus at least 27 times over the past two years. Why does that matter? Because the most recent time Roker said it, on Thursday, it was widely interpreted as a dig against his own show for the way it removed co-host Ann Curry less than two months ago. Lauer was speaking with members of the U.S. womens rowing team and its tradition of throwing the coxswain in the water after winning a race, and he joked that in New York it would mean a toss into the Hudson River. Roker said it was different than Today tradition, which is to throw one of us under the bus. Avengers sequel planned for 2015 LOS ANGELES The Avengers are returning for a superhero sequel three years from now. Disney and its Marvel Studios unit announced Thursday that the followup to this years biggest hit will arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015. The studio announced last week that Joss Whedon will be back to write and direct the as-yetuntitled sequel. Released in May, The Avengers gathered such Marvel comic-book heroes as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The film has taken in nearly $1.5 billion worldwide. There will be plenty of Marvel action building up to The Avengers followup. Downeys Iron Man 3 is due out next May, followed by Hemsworths Thor sequel in November 2013 and Evans Captain America sequel in April 2014. Black journalists protest debate NEW YORK A group of black journalists says it is disappointed in the lack of ethnic diversity among the people chosen to mod erate presidential debates. The National Association of Black Journalists said Friday that the Commission on Presidential Debates need ed to stop treating black reporters and other minor ity journalists as if they were unqualified, invisible or both. Candy Crowley of CNN, Jim Lehrer of PBS and Bob Schieffer of CBS News were selected to moderate the three debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney this fall. Martha Raddatz of ABC News will moderate the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan. A commission represen tative did not immediately return a call. CBS drops Glass House suit LOS ANGELES CBS dropped its lawsuit Friday against ABC over its reality series The Glass House, citing the shows low viewership numbers as a reason it is no longer interested in the case. The CBS network said it will continue to pursue its claims that top pro ducers on the new series violated confidentiality agreements from when they worked on CBS hit series Big Brother. Those efforts will contin ue in private arbitration, not a federal courtroom. n Associated Press Remembering Ruben Thomas III JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Paula Thomas (left) and Leeann Thomas looks at a flag presented to them by Columbia Correctional Institution Warden Don Davis Friday. Lifeguard Ambulance Assistant Chief James Brinkley talks with visitors during the companys Chamber of Commerce July mixer on Thursday afternoon. Lifeguard is the countys emer gency services provider. TODD WILSON/ Lake City Reporter Chamber mixer
By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org A Lake City man, arrest ed Thursday afternoon, faces multiple charges on warrants and for alleged ly firing an AK47 assault rifle at two separate set of victims after he got into an argument about a dice game. Marvin Dewayne Alford, 21, 199 NE James Avenue, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, assault, posses sion of a weapon by a convicted felon, robbery (attempted) and warrant: Corruption by threat to a public servant and driving while license suspended/ revoked. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $626,000 bond. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, deputies were dis patched to James Avenue to investigate reports of shots fired on Tuesday night after receiving at least three 911 calls. While heading to the scene deputies were told a black man wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts was shooting at two people who also called 911 to report the incident. Deputies spoke to the victims and the vic tims told them the suspect was armed with a AK47 and fired three shots at them after he lost money in a dice game. The victims said they ran away from the area towards Granger Mill from Jacksonville Loop after the suspect started shooting and they saw the suspect walk across the railroad tracks onto Bond Street when they heard him fire another shot. While deputies were interviewing the first set of victims, they learned that a man and his niece were chased by a black man wearing a white tank top and blue shorts who was carrying a large gun while they were walking to the store on the railroad tracks. They said the man fired an estimated three five shots at them. Both set of victims were allegedly able to identify Alford through a photo graphic lineup. By TONY BRITT email@example.com A Lake City man slipped into a local scrap yard Thursday morning through a hole in the fence and was sifting through a pile of scrap metal, when he was arrested by a pile of police who were staking out the property dur ing a burglary detail. Frezell Rowe, 34, 692 NE Fairview St., was charged with bur glary in con nection with the case. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $5,000 bond. According to Lake City Police Department reports, between May 18 and Aug. 16, the Recycling Center on North Marion Avenue was target of burglaries on at least four different occa sions. Early May 22, the owner Brian Linton, reported an overnight burglary involv ing two unknown black men that were later arrested try ing to sell the stolen scrap metal at another location. After taking the initial report on an Aug. 15 bur glary and hearing about a previous burglary six days before on Aug. 9, officer Connie Hightower made a pro-active decision to catch those responsible. In coordination with her shift commander, Sgt. Larry Shallar, they coordinated a burglary detail to be worked that evening, after their regu lar shift concluded. Multiple police department officers, from different divisions, took part in the operation due to the concerns Linton voiced about his business consistently being targeted by scrap metal thieves. Thursday night the bur glary detail was in place at The Recycling Center. Several hours into the bur glary detail, around 2:10 a.m., a black man entered the premises through a break in the fence, which was kickedin during the May 18 bur glary, on the northeast side of the property. Rowe was wearing all black clothing and a stock ing-style cap on the top of his head, when officers saw him going through a pile of scrap metal and quickly apprehended him. Rowe was arrested with out incident and after he was read his Miranda Rights, he reportedly told on-scene offi cers he had burglarized the business on several other occasions. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 3A 3A SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. 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He also performs outpatient EEG (electroencephalogram) and Lumbarc punctures procedures. Dr. Nidadavolu is trained in EMG (electromyography)/ Never Conduction Studies for diagnosing various neurological conditions at his clinic. We are glad to inform that we are now offering Neurological services in the heart of Lake City and surrounding areas. Dr. NL Prasad Nidadavolu and his staff offer excellent neurological services to the community in a caring, parofessional environment. url: lcneuro.com By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org Two men who robbed a gas station/convenience store clerk at gunpoint Thursday night, roughing up the clerk by hitting him on the head several times with a pistol, remain on the loose and are considered armed and dangerous local authorities said. According to Lake City Police Department reports, around 9:58 p.m. Thursday, two black men dressed in all black clothing entered the Stop N Go gas sta tion, 1263 Northwest U.S. Highway 90, and pulled handguns on the clerk and demanded money. The first suspect is described as having a thin build and was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black shorts, black shoes and had a black cloth over his face. He jumped over the counter and pointed a pistol at the store clerk, Darshik Gandhi and demanded money from the cash reg ister. While taking the money out the register, the first suspect began striking Gandhi over the head with the pistol. The second suspect is described as being a heavy set black man who was wearing black pants, a black long sleeve shirt, black tennis shoes and a ski mask. He entered the store armed with a hand gun, immediately behind the first suspect, and kept his gun pointed at Gandhi. After the first suspect stole the cash out of the register and handed it to him, both of them fled from the store on foot, heading north on Northwest Glen Lake Boulevard. Officers from the Lake City Police Department and Columbia County Sheriffs Office deputies immediately responded to the scene. A K9 unit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also respond ed to the scene and was used for tracking the sus pects. Neither suspect was immediately found and both remain at-large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Gandhi was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released. This is another sense less crime within our com munity, said Argatha Gilmore, LCPD chief of police, in a prepared state ment. We are very fortu nate and thankful that Mr. Gandhi survived this inci dent. Our full attention is being directed to discover ing who these two are and arresting them as quickly as possible. Anyone with informa tion about the case can call the Lake City Police Department TIP line anon ymously at 719-2068 or they can contact lead LCPD investigator Sgt. Paul Kash at 758-5422. Police search for pair who robbed convenience store A surveillance tape from the Stop N Go gas station on NW U.S. Hwy 90 shows two gunmen with their pistols pointed at clerk Darshik Gandhi. COURTESY Suspect nabbed in scrap metal yard Police say man shot at bystanders Rowe Alford
OUR OPINION Who killed Belle Starr? 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, controller Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: email@example.com W hen we think about what Christ Central Ministries orga-nized Saturday to help school children in Columbia County, all we can say is Wow! For the 14th year, Christ Central has organized the Operation Backpack event held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The church and its outreach ministry has assis-tance with the event from doz-ens of community businesses who step up to assist, plus other churches in the county who have partnered to make this a positive back-to-school tradition. There were also 150 citizen volunteers who gave their time Saturday morning to help make the event run smoothly. Parents and students more than 1,000 of them who stood in line were offered a backpack, school supplies, haircuts, athletic physicals, eye exams, health department immunizations, personal hygiene items and tons of encouragement for the upcoming school year. And all of this was free.This is a well-received and much needed boost in any nor-mal year, but this year, the out-reach certainly hit home. With the hundreds of displaced families in the wake of flood-ing brought about by Junes Tropcial Storm Debby, many children will return to school this week under additional stress. The event helped ease the anxiety associated with the upcoming first day of school. Thanks for the blessing this event continues to be for our community. Q The Washington Post OPINION Sunday, August 19, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AEDIT ANOTHER VIEW B elle Starr, the Queen of the Oklahoma Outlaws, was shot dead at age 40. Nobody knows for sure who killed her but the prime suspect was Edgar J. Watson of Columbia County, Florida. Starr (1848-1889) was a notorious outlaw who consorted with the likes of desperadoes Cole Younger and Jesse James. She enjoyed her notoriety and liked it when people called her the female Jesse James. Her criminal life came to an abrupt end when she was killed. There were no witnesses but Edgar Watson was the number one suspect. Authorities said he killed her because she had threatened to report him to law enforcement for a murder he had committed in Columbia County. Fearing arrest, Watson fled back to Florida. Many people considered Watson an extremely danger-ous man. Wherever he went, he got into serious trouble. He was indeed suspected of a murder in Columbia County. He fled to Chatham Bend on the edge of the Everglades and was suspected of murder there. Then he went to the Oklahoma Territory where he was sus-pected of killing Belle Starr. He then went to Oregon where he was suspected of shooting a man there. Then he returned to Chatam Bend and got into a scrape with a man named Bass from Acadia and killed him. He then killed Adolphus Santini by cutting his throat. Then he was accused of killing a squatter and his nephew. He then fled to Fort White with the same result. He was accused of murdering two of his neighbors there. Then he went back to Chatam Bend and threatened to kill a man named Cox and Cox was later found murdered. When Watson was returning to Chokoloskee Island, a group of islanders who were deathly afraid of him armed themselves, met his boat, and killed him. During this era, he was sometimes referred to as Floridas most notorious gunman. Watson was buried in a family cemetery in Ft. Myers. His gravestone simply says, Edgar J. Watson, November 11, 1855--October 24, 1910.THE OTHER JAPANESEThe cruel internment of Japanese-Americans on our West Coast during World War II was a dark time in our countrys history. They were interned because there was a widespread belief that these citizens might be Japanese spies and therefore a threat to our countrys nation-al security. However, East Coast Japanese-Americans, located mainly around Eau Gallie, Florida, were treated differently. They were never interned. They could farm, own their own property, and even buy land. Former local physician, Dr. Charles Ozaki, was a direct descendant of the Eau Gallie Japanese-Americans. Thanks to Sandy Wilson, whose father was in UF medical school with Dr. Ozaki, the histo-ry of those Japanese-Americans is now on Youtube. Simply go to Youtube and type in the name Sandy Wilson or Japanese Colony in Eau Gallie, Florida.THANKS, WHITWhit Spearman (CHS 1947) recently made a unique dona-tion to our School Museum: a multicolored cup, saucer, and candy dish. Made in Germany around 1900, the cup and sau-cer have hand painted images of our courthouse around 1900, and the candy dish has an image of the administration building at Lake Citys Florida Agriculture College. What a treasured addition to our School Museum!CALLING JIM BOWERSIn 1995, Jim Bowers was named the CHS Tigers Best Defensive Lineman and award-ed an impressive Heisman-type trophy. We have that trophy in our School Museum and will be glad to return it to Jim or his family. Call 386-755-8183. By the way, back then the CHS principal was Terry Huddleston, the Athletic Director was Donnie Harrison, and the Head Football Coach was Danny Green.MEMORY JOGThe CHS Class of 1968 presented a plaque to our School Museum a long time ago which says, In Memory of Mrs. Ann Edwards. Please call us at 386-755-8183 and remind us who Mrs. Edwards was.BIBLE FINANCIERNoah was the best financier in the Bible. He floated his stock while the whole world was in liquidation. T he week started with hope that the presidential cam-paign would take an overdue turn to substance, and it has sort of. Perhaps it shouldnt sur-prise anyone, but the past few days have shown that modern politics can transform any seri-ous issue into a demagogic slugfest. In fact, as the Medicare debate is demonstrating, it may be that the more serious the issue, and the more central to voters concerns, the more it is susceptible to bumper-stick-er politics: Youd slash it! No, youd slash it! The real debate, one that may not be possible in the overheated atmosphere of a presidential campaign, needs to be over how to change the program to produce needed savings and better outcomes. Meanwhile, the tone of the campaign grows ever nastier. After an inflammatory remark by Vice President Biden, Republican candidate Mitt Romney accused the president of running a campaign of divi-sion and anger and hate. The Obama campaign shot back by saying Mr. Romney seemed unhinged. Political campaigns are rarely pretty spectacles of high-minded policy debate. Yet several phenomena mark the 2012 campaign as particu-larly lacking. In most recent campaigns, candidates espe-cially challengers, who have not had four years in office to translate ideology into action felt compelled to present reasonably detailed programs across a range of issues. By contrast, Mr. Romney has skated across the surface on a range of issues, offering plati-tudes in place of programs. How would he approach the violence in Syria, the increas-ingly evident toll of climate change, the looming fiscal cliff? Rhetoric is abundant, but detail is lacking. For his part, President Obama has offered only the gauziest outlines of a second-term agenda. Instead, his argument for reelection is focused on the damage he argues Mr. Romney and fellow Republicans would do. This may be enough for Mr. Obama to cobble together the neces-sary electoral votes, but it hardly lays the groundwork for the difficult choices, particular-ly on the fiscal front, that will confront the next president and that Mr. Obama ducked during his current term. Instead of dealing with issues, the candidates and their surrogates have been mired in arguments that are extraneous, disreputable or both. On this list: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids reckless accusation that Mr. Romney paid no taxes for 10 years. The gut-punching ad by Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA that effec-tively accuses Mr. Romney of complicity in the cancer death of the wife of a steelworker who lost his job when a plant owned by Mr. Romneys Bain Capital declared bankruptcy. Mr. Romneys false claim that Mr. Obama wants to coddle welfare recipients. Can this campaign be saved? Both candidates are serious men. They cant be proud of the exchanges of the past few weeks the scurrilous ads, unsourced accusations and demagogic fear-mongering. The American people deserve better. Morris WilliamsPhone: (386) firstname.lastname@example.org W. Duval St.Lake City, FL 32055 Q Morris Williams is a local historian and long-time Columbia County resident. Americadeservesa bettercampaign LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the editor:I read with interest, the August 3-4 article on the Reporter front page, JEA permit may get second look. The article further indicated that not only will 155 million gallons per day be drawn from the Florida aquifer, but saline intrusion has already affected two (2) wells and JEA will have to drill two more wells further west. Guess what? Lake City is not very far west! We already have a phosphate operation that has been pumping groundwater for over 40 years just to the north of Lake City! Saline water is heavier than fresh water, but once fresh water is removed, the saline water will slowly intrude. Pumping at a rate JEA proposes, there will eventually be a large cone of depression and that cone will continue to spread westward! Heavy pump-ing may also lead to sinkhole problems. Also, an old rule of thumb was, that each person uses about 100 gallons per day for washing, food prep, bathing and other personal needs. If that rule still holds true and it could be a larger amount that means, theoretically, everyday, 1,550,000 people will be deprived of water for one day! Mr. Dale Williams, and Mr. Ron Williams, are absolutely correct to find a consultant preferably a hydrologist or a geologist who have a great deal of scientific experience in the field of groundwater hydrology and the effects of large pump-ing operations. Like, Mr. Ron Williams, I endorse his concerns with the Water Management Districts. They are not objective organiza-tions. I am tired of reading about these big city slicker organiza-tions that seem to bully a small city and try to run their city operations!Don WillenLake CityPlease protect our waterOperation Backpack provides neededblessing ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY n Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer in 1934.
TodayPrehistory programBarbara Hines, outreach coordinator with the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss the different culture periods in Floridas Prehistory, from Paleoindian times up until the Historic Period 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Main Library. This will be a fun program, using basic, easy to understand terms, that is appropriate for both adults and children.Senior breakfastThe annual Senior Breakfast will be held at the Columbia High School football stadium beginning at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 20. All CHS 2013 seniors are invit-ed to attent.Aug. 21Free Zumba classThere will be free Zumba classes for back to school at the Richardson Community Center, 225 NE Coach Anders Lane, Aug. 21 and 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Zumba is $5 per class or $20 a month there after. For more infor-mation call 466-7747. Free finance seminarIf youre planning only to make money and noth-ing else, youll end up broke. With a good plan you can do anything, but you sometimes need a blueprint to get you start-ed. GulfCoast Financial Services and SunState Federal Credit invite you to attend the free seminar Life After Work: Planning for Retirement Now begin-ning at 11:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Lake City VA Medical Center. Contact Melanie Cosentino, email@example.com, (386) 755-9018, or stop in at either of the Lake City branches of SunState Federal Credit Union to register. Art LeagueThe Art League of North Florida will hold its month-ly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The com-munity is invited to attend as guests. There will be refreshments, fellowship, a short meeting and a speak-er. The speaker this month is Brian Ainsworth, with a presentation of Framing Your Art for Professional Impact.Quilters GuildThe Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet at 10 a.m., with a social time of 9:30 a.m., Aug. 22nd at Teen Town, 533 NW Desoto St., Lake City, three blocks north of US 90 (Duval) off Lake Jeffery Rd. Guild members are encouraged to bring a guest. The pro-gram this month will be a lively Trunk Show by Sandy Lindfors. Join us for the Charming Strip Club. Bring 14 two-and-a-half inch strips of the same fabric, cut WOF., in a zip lock bag with your name on it for this fun fabric exchange. You will receive 14 strips back of assorted fabrics. The August fabric color is purple. Visit us at Lady of the Lake Quilt Guild on Facebook. For additional Information, call Loretta Kissner at (386) 754-9330 and Ramona Dewees at (386) 496-3876.Aug. 23Class of 72 meetingThe Columbia County High School class of 1972 will hold a reunion meet-ing beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Beef OBradys. For more information, con-tact George H. Hudson Jr. at (386) 623-2066.Grief workshopThe Journey Through Grief: Reflections on Healing will be offered to the public on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd (Lake City Plaza). The work-shop, facilitated by Jerry Tyre, will offer an over-view of grief and healing while coping with a recent loss. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. Quit smoking classesQuit smoking now with free group sessions from the Florida Area Health Education Center and the state Department of Health from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Aug. 23 to Sept. 27 at Branford Elementary School, 26801 St. Rd. 247. Free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges are pro-vided. To register call 866-341-2730. Aug. 24 Elks eventB&S Combs Elks Lodge number 1599, 1688 NE Washington St., will be hosting its first Exalted Ruler Black Tie Affair on Aug, 24 at 7:30 p.m. There will be an awards ceremony, good food and good music for a dona-tion of $25. Come out and enjoy and evening with the Elks Family. Contact Carlos Brown at 288-6235 for information.Aug. 25 Back to school servicePresley Excel and Scholars Program invites each of you to a Back-ToSchool Youth Worship and Praise Service for all of the students 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Union A.M. E. Church, 357 Northwest Queen Rd. The speaker for the occasion will be Chief Argatha Gilmore of the Lake City Police Department. There will also be youth participa-tion from the community. For additional informa-tion please contact: Oni Allen, Patricia Carter, Destiny Hill, Sandra Price or Bernice Presley at 752-4074. Thank you for sup-porting our outstanding youth dignitaries. Family Fun DayUF/IFAS Columbia County Extension and Columbia County 4H invite all youth and adults to the Extension Family Fun Day Celebration held Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake City Mall.There will be fun and educational exhibits and presentations in the areas of Horticulture, Agronomy, Livestock and Natural Resources, Family Food and Nutrition, Family Youth and Community Sciences and local 4H clubs. For more informa-tion contact Columbia County Extension at 752-5384.Family Fun Pet Show The UF Columbia County Extension and 4H Clubs will sponsor a Family Fun Pet Show on Saturday, Aug 25th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibitors can be 5 years to adult and pet show categories are: Pocket Pets (mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pig, etc), rabbits, dogs, cats, exotic pets (rep-tiles, amphibians, spiders, etc), fish and farm pets. There will also be a pet fashion show. Registration info and entry rules are available at the Columbia County Extension Office at 752-5384.Aug. 27Grief supportWhen a Child Dies Support Group will be offered to the public on Monday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Baptist Church in Lake City. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 5A5A SCHOOL OF THE SUPERNATURALFall Semester September 9, 2012 Video/live teachings from Bethel Church Redding, Ca. and local ministers Teachers include Bill Johnson, Kris Valloton, Danny Silk, Kevin Dedmon, Terry Shiver, and others. Subjects: Healing and the Kingdom of God, the Gifts of the Spirit, the Five-fold ministry, the Lifestyle of walking in Gods Kingdom, Operating in the Prophetic, Character development, and much more. Cost: $100 per semester. Cost includes teaching material, books, and weekly treasure hunts. Classes meet each Sunday night at 6pm. Where: Christ Community Church, 159 SW Spencer Court, Lake City, FL 32024 For more information contact: Terry Shiver at 386-755-0055. To Candidates for Floridas Columbia County School Superintendent: Men: 120 days and only PCSR from you. Am I correct when I p roclaim to you thatColumbia High SchoolStudentsare created in the image of God and that none evolved from a hominid?The three possible answers are YES, or NO or PCSR (Politically Correct Sidestep Response)Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, firstname.lastname@example.org(Compare Holy Bible versus Florida Biology 1 End-of-Course Assessment Test Items Specications, page 32 SC.7.L.15.1; page 52 SC.91.L.15.10 http://fcat.doe.org/eoc/pdf/BiologyFL11Sp.pdf)Paid for by Kenny Merriken August 19, 2012. Florida Voter ID #113877356Ephesians 6:12, I John 4:1 but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Adrian RodriguezAdrian Rodriguez of High Springs, FL., was born in Yau-co, P.R. on 06-14-1954 and died on 08-04-2012 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville,Fl Adrians life was spent working hard to provide for those who depended on him. He taught by example the joy of an unself-ish life, the ability to be happy in every circumstance, and the willingness to trust that God is in control. Adrian loved helping people, had a great sense of hu-mor, and enjoyed spending time with his family. His horse Duena and dog Ruby were also a great source of pride and joy to Adrian. His generous spirit and loving heart will be sadly missed by his surviving wife, Maureen of High Springs, FL, son Rafael Qui-nones (Daisy) of Coconut Creek, FL, daughters Ali Cuevas of Fort White, FL, Celinet Rodri-guez (Marlon) of Coral Springs, FL, Evelyn Rodriguez (Raul) of Puerto Rico, Alexandra Rodri-guez (Eduardo) of Homestead, FL and Brianna Rodriguez of High Springs, FL, nine grand-children, three brothers and two sisters in Puerto Rico and many nieces and nephews. Private memorial services to be held at a later date. Arrangements made by ICS CREMATION AND FUNERAL HOME. Patti CartwrightMrs. Patti Cartwright, 58, died Friday August 17, 2012 at the Suwannee Valley Care Cen-ter after an extended illness she is the daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie C. Null Pow-ers. She enjoyed riding horses and team roping with her hus-band, and attending church.She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years Shorty Cart-wright, Lake City, FL; one son Doug Cartwright (Jamie) one grandson Dalton Cartwright, Lake City, FL; one sister Cathy Powers (Allan), and children Laura, Josh and Kyle, St. Pe-tersburg, FL; daughters Lisa Braswell, Lake City, FL; Julie Beechem, Temple,TX; two broth-ers Jimmy Moore, Jacksonville, FL; and Jerry Moore, Ocala, FL; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.Graveside service will be con-ducted Monday August 20, 2012 at 4:30 P.M. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lake City, FL. with Pastor +ROOLVRIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWwill follow graveside services.Dees-Parrish family funeral home is in charge of all arrangements, 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1234. OBITUARIES Betty Hoffman Tannenbaum lived full, rich life By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comA decade after Lake Citys Lovely Shop closed its doors, community mem-bers still remember the smiling face and loving ser-vice from the woman at the heart of the iconic store. Betty Hoffman Tannenbaum, affectionate-ly known as Mrs. T, passed away after a massive stroke recently, just two months shy of her 89th birthday. A respected business leader, Tannenbaum brought modern fashions to Lake City for 52 years and became a vibrant part of downtown Lake City. She was an icon in this town, said Shane Spivey Beadles, who started work-ing at the Lovely Shop as a gift wrapper. Beadles said she worked with Tannenbaum through high school and came home on college breaks to staff the shop. She taught me a lot about shopping and fash-ion, she said. Beadles said it was important to Tannenbaum that each customer was greeted as they walked through the door. She made every-one feel special, she said. Beadles said she hates that her own 3-year-old daughter will never get to expe-rience that kind of small-town atmosphere. So many people on Facebook have shared memories of Tannenbaum and the Lovely Shop, Beadles said. She was very kind-hearted, Beadles said. Mrs. T was like family, said Nancy Baildon, who worked at the shop while in college in the mid-80s. Walking into that store was like walking into home, she said. She just treated everybody with respect, she said. Tannenbaum taught generations of Lake City women how to dress and look like a lady for any occasion, Baildon said. The Lovely Shop is where small-town Lake City bought their clothes and formal wear and where young girls dreamed of their prom and wedding dresses, she said. Baildon said she brought friends from Gainesville to shop at Tannenbaums store. People came for the advice and service, she said. You cant walk into any department store and get that kind of service, Baildon said. For young high-school girls, it was an honor to wrap Christmas gifts each winter, she said. Baildon said her mother, Kathryn Rivers Baildon worked there too, until the store closed in 2002. I just appreciate all she taught us, Baildon said. We loved her. With the store closed, Tannenbaum moved to Maryland to be closer to her grandchildren. The Lovely Shop holds many fond memories for me, said Martha Ann Ronsonet. Customers were always greeted with a smile, she said. I really miss her and the Lovely Shop and all the locally-owned stores, Ronsonet said. In a 1982 profile in the Lake City Reporter Tannenbaum said the key to business was caring about and respecting cus-tomers. Making it in a small town as a businessperson is sim-ply about its people, she said in 1982. In a small town you become part of your cus-tomers lives. You become friends. Their happiness is yours. Their heartache is yours. You dont mean to become part of their lives, you just do, she said. You get to know the whole county. You want rain for your farmers because it will be good for them, Tannenbaum said in the pro-file. Her daughter Susan Tannenbaum said, She enjoyed the Lovely Shop, respected her customers and knew the salesladies were, without a doubt, one of the main reasons the Lovely Shop succeeded and thrived. They, too, were open, honest and had a keen eye for fashion. Everyone in the county had their favorite saleslady, or as Mom and Dad called them, the Lovely Ladies of the Lovely Shop, Susan Tannenbaum said. When Betty Tannenbaums husband Mel died in 1966, she took over the growing stores reins, all while raising three children. She was determined to give us a normal child-hood even though our dad had died. said Susan Tannenbaum. Our neigh-borhood friends always knew it would be a thrill when it was Mothers turn to drive the carpool to school or football games, she said. Mom, too, knew loss as her parents had died when she was a child. She always told to do what she had done...to play the hand we were dealt and to make the most of life... good, bad, indifferent, Tannenbaum said. Mom was always up for an adventure. Whether it was bypassing security in Israel with my nephew, David or salmon-fishing in Alaska with our brother, Doug or driving, well actu-ally speeding, on dirt back-roads to the Grand Canyon with my niece, Deborah and nephew, David, she made life fun, Tannenbaum said. But she also had an introspective side. Teaching the Hebrew evening prayers to my youngest niece, Lola, and making sure all of us knew our faith, Judaism, by driving us 60 miles to Sunday School in Jacksonville. She taught us to respect all religions, her daughter said. Family friend Johnny Bullard of White Springs said he can remember sit-ting on the Lovely Shops counter as a child while his mother and grandmother shopped. She was a very great lady and that says a lot. There arent many left, Bullard said. She was a woman way ahead of her time, he said. Tannenbaum never had a disparaging word to say, instead she tried to always build people up, he said. She was a major civic supporter too, he said. She did a lot outside of the store for everyone, Bullard said. She loved Lake City and Lake City loved her, Bullard said. Tannenbaums burial will be witnessed privately by her family Wednesday, Aug. 22. A public reception will be held the same day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Womens Club of Lake City. In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends and customers to write recol-lections of their mother, her Lovely Shop and Lake City. They intend to gather those memories in a book for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tannenbaum COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Rick Burnham at 754-0424 or by e-mail at rburnham@ lakecityreporter.com. Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. 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By TONY BRITT email@example.com The Columbia County school system and Florida Gateway Community College begins classes tomorrow, resulting in increased traffic on road ways with students and par ents trying to make their way to the schools. Students will take buses, ride their bicycles or walk to schools and authorities are cautioning motorists to be alert for the increased traffic in school zones. The beginning of the school year is a time when children are at increased risk of transportation-relat ed injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus and motor vehicle crashes, said Sgt. Ed Seifert, Columbia County Sheriffs Office pub lic information officer. He said children who walk to school and their par ents should use increased precautions for the school year. Seifert suggested that neighborhoods with high er traffic levels consider a walking school bus where an adult accompa nies a group of neighbor hood children. He also sug gested that parents walk to the route the children will take to school to make sure its safe, especially if the child will be attending a new school. Be realistic about your childs pedestrian skills, he warned. Small chil dren are impulsive and less cautious around traffic, so carefully consider whether or not your child is ready to walk to school without adult supervision. Students who travel to and from school on bicy cles should always wear their helmets. Seifert said the bicyclists should ride on the right side of the street, in the same direction as car traf fic, use appropriate hand signals and respect traffic lights and stop signs. The beginning of the school year is also marks the time of the year when motorists have to reac quaint themselves with additional school bus traffic on the roadways in morn ings and afternoons. Be alert for school zones that have a reduced speed limit at designated times of the day, Seifert said. Also watch for school buses, red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate the school bus is stopping to load or unload children. State law requires you to stop. Seifert said motorists should wear seatbelts and have appropriate child restraints for children rid ing in their vehicles. He said motorists should keep an eye out for chil dren walking in the street, especially in areas where there are no sidewalks. When driving in neigh borhoods or school zones, watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to or away from school and may not be thinking about getting there safely, Seifert said. And when backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking or bik ing to school. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY AUGUST 19, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 6A The Family of William J. Haley wants to express thanks and appreciation to the community for its tribute to him. Mary Nell Haley Meg Haley Dr. Jimbo Haley P.J. Haley Hottenstein Jo Haley NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. AUDREY E SIKES, MMC. City Clerk By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org LIVE OAK While the rains from Tropical Storm Debby may have flooded homes, the soil and build ings, those rains didnt come close to dampening community spirit. Friday and Saturday the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park had more than 200 people who showed the resiliency of a uni fied community in a time of crisis who attended the Suwannee Valley Flood Jam a two-day musical event to benefit flood victims in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. Steve Briscoe, Flood Jam event co-organizer, said an estimated 1,500 attendees were at the benefit concert around 2 p.m. Saturday and he expected attendance numbers to increase as the day wore on. Organizers didnt estab lish a specific fundrais ing goal for the event, but hoped to raise several thousands of dollars to help families in the area who were adversely impacted by Tropical Storm Debbys flooding. Were raising all the money we can raise, Briscoe said. We know that auction right now has raised over $15,000. It looks like were going to have a good, successful event. Performers and event attendees have shown their compassion and commit ment to the community by making contributions and bidding on auction items. People here are making contributions, theyre fill ing up the tip jars and buy ing the Flood Jam T-shirts, Briscoe said. Everything has a real positive feel out here. Additional performers also signed-on to partici pate in the benefit event. Initially we were saying about 25 artists, but now were pushing about 37-38 artists total, Briscoe said. In addition several lastminute auction items were donated, resulting in a total of more than 108 auction items for the event. By TONY BRITT email@example.com A line of emotion snaked its way into the Columbia County Fairgrounds exhibition hall Saturday. Feelings of excitement about going back to school; hope for a good academic experience; frus tration about waiting in line and happiness to see friends all those emotions were on display as hundreds of residents gathered for the 14th Annual Operation Backpack event, where a variety of school supplies were given to local students. Several tables were set up in the exhibition hall for registra tion and behind those tables were stations where backpacks, hair cuts, bags of personal hygiene products, school supplies and other items were given to area students. Lonnie Johns, Christ Central Ministries pastor, said the event went great and he thanked the other churches and local busi ness community partners who made the event possible. Even though weve held Operation Backpack for 14 years, weve got sponsors who also give to it and help make it possible by volunteering, he said. Were very blessed. Columbia County is a very giving and caring com munity. Johns said the event normally draws about 1,000 children who are looking for school supplies. He said its important to hold the event annually because theyve learned from teachers who attend the church that stu dents who dont have school sup plies and haircuts for the first day, didnt perform as well aca demically and eventually became behavioral problems. The reason that we do this is because we care about people, but its because Christ cares for us, Johns said. Were just being followers of Christ by caring for people. More than 150 event staff mem bers volunteered for the event and spent the morning helping students and parents find items they were looking for as they made their way through the exhi bition hall. Dustin Busscher, a Christ Central pastor who was volun teering at the event, spent most of his day showing parents and children where to find specific back to school items. Its amazing to just be the hands and feet of Jesus, he said. Were just answering questions and helping facilitate people along to all the things we have going on here. Leilani Dagley, project director, said the event ran smoothly and she estimated they served 1,500 2,000 students during the event. The flow went really well and the lines went down early and that means everybody got their backpacks and their supplies, she said. Hundreds line up for Operation Backpack TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Sonhwa Woods (left) gives Christa Upshaw a free haircut Saturday during the 14th Annual Operation Backpack. Flood Jam delivers relief for area residents COURTESY PHOTO Dennille Decker, (left) executive director of the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, talks with Mike McKee and Dale Tompkins during a live Internet broadcast from the Suwannee Valley Flood Jam music fundraiser event Saturday. The weekend event raised money for flood victims in Columbia, Suwannee and Hamilton Counties. Return of school days means plenty of special traffic risks
coordinator. We learned a lot, we got a lot of feedback and we plan on blowing away expectations again this year. This years season will feature four shows that will take place in the Howard Conference Center and six shows in the Levy Performing Arts Center. Weve been research ing and gathering input on acts for more than a year, Chapman said. Unlike the first season of FGC Entertainment, vari ous ticket packages will be available. Those interested in purchasing season tick ets for all 10 shows can do so $100 for FGC staff, faculty and students, and $175 for the general public. Options are available this season for Conference Center-only and PAC-only packages. Tickets for the Conference Center perfor mances (four shows) are $60 for staff, faculty, and students, and $100 for the general public. A PAC SixPack option exists as well, for $45 for staff, faculty, and students, and $75 for the general public. Single tickets are avail able for as low as $7.50 for each show, and can be reserved in-person or online in advance of the show. Tickets can be pur chased on Aug. 27 by call ing (386) 754-4340 or by visiting www.fgcentertain ment.com. The following is the date and description of each act, as provided by FGC Entertainment: Sept. 28 Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Tribute Experience Based in Tampa, Fire and Rain fea tures all of the classic James Taylor hits. Oct. 12 Craig Karges Called the extraordinist for his ability to read minds, float tables and bend metal, Craig Karges has performed more than 4,000 times in seven teen countries and has been seen on Larry King Live and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. November 10 Jars of Clay (Conference Center) A three-time Grammy Award winner and nine-time Dove Award winner, the band is known for its first single, Flood. The song was a crossover hit. Nov. 15 Lee Brice (Conference Center) A Country music artist from South Carolina, Lee Brices newest song, Hard to Love, is a top 20 hit, and his previ ous release, A Woman Like You, reached No. 1. He also had Billboards Top Country Song of 2010 with Love Like Crazy, which spent 56 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at No. 3 and setting a record for the lon gest run in the charts his tory. Country singer/songwrit er Eric Paslay and Jimmy Duggers will also perform as opening acts. Dec. 1 Nutcracker The Christmas classic will be per formed by the Dance Alive! National Ballet. Jan. 19, 2013 Steel Bridge Hailing from Cross City, Steel Bridge opened for Easton Corbin last August in his homecoming concert at FGC. Feb. 8, 2013 Tracy Lawrence (Conference Center) From Sticks and Stones to his most recent release, The Singer, Tracy Lawrence has been a main stay on Country music charts for more than 20 years. Thirty of his singles have hit Billboard Country music charts, including Alibis, Cant Break It to My Heart, Find Out Who Your Good Friends Are, and Paint Me a Birmingham. During his career, Lawrence has charted eight No. 1 hits. March 8, 2013 Stayin Alive: A Tribute to the Bee Gees (Conference Center) The worlds No. 1 Tribute to the Bee Gees, Stayin Alive performs annually on the main performance stage at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. March 15, 2013 Natalie Stovall A fiddler, Stovall blends her country back ground with a strong rock anchor, Stovall moves seam lessly from country to rock. April 6, 2013 Cirque Ziva More exciting than last seasons Golden Dragon Acrobat performance. disaster in Callaway. For one, the large retention pond in the area that topped its levee is not under coun ty control, he said. For the county to actu ally accept maintenance of a retention pond it has to meet certain conditions, Williams said. Those con ditions are not cheap. The conditions include a county-owned easement, a berm around the pond for maintenance equipment and spillways built to DOT standards. Williams said the county did connect two retention ponds in the area in an attempt to equalize the flooding. Some residents have said that action con tributed to the flooding. Did that contribute to the flooding? Ive yet to find an engineer one that will say, yes it did, he said. Williams said some resi dents have called threaten ing legal action. There has been talk of litigation against the coun ty. That is expected. We understand that, Williams said. We went through this back in the hur ricanes. Dist. 3 County Commissioner Jody DuPree said his frustration is with the entire SRWMD organization. The pond in Callaway subdivision was designed, approved and certified by Suwannee River Water Management. The board of county commissioners, county public works, coun ty engineers did not play a role in that, DuPree said. The jurisdiction for the subdivision lies in SRWMDs domain, DuPree said. County staff aint quali fied to answer questions as it relates to Callaways flooding. That aint what we do. Suwannee River (Water Management) should be doing it. Theyre not. SRWMD Director of Water Supply and Resource Management Jon Dinges said the districts respon sibility is as a regulatory agency. They issue per mits. They do not manage operations. If there is a compliance issue, we can work with whoever is responsible for that system, Dinges said. On Friday, Dinges said he could not provide infor mation on short notice on who is responsible for the storm water system in the Callaway subdivision. DuPree said SRWMD was always vague in its answers and slow to react in the face of catastrophe. In your tax bill, every citizen of the county has to pay a millage to Suwannee River Water Management, DuPree said. If we pay taxes to the district and they are a water district, then why is it that every body expects the county to cure all the water prob lems? I dont collect a sin gle tax dollar to cure water problems, they do, but they are shifting that to me. Further complications exist in the Callaway area concerning FEMA flood zone insurance rate maps. The preliminary map, pro posed in 2006, most exactly resembles the area that flooded during Tropical Storm Debby. Its like Nostradamus, Williams said of the origi nal maps likeness to actual events. The final amended map, which outlines the areas which are currently listed as flood zones by FEMA, has a significantly reduced portion in the Callaway subdivision. None of the area that flooded in June is listed on the map as part of the critical flood zone. If homes are designated in critical flood zones, mort gage companies require them to carry flood insur ance. None of the homes flooded in Callaway were designated as being in this critical area and none were required to have flood insurance, Williams and DuPree said. DuPree questions how the transition between the original 2006 map with the large flood zone require ment and the current map with almost no flood zone area on it occurred. SRWMD works with FEMA to create flood zone insurance rate maps and SRWMD staff provides the initial elevation information and engineering study that is used to determine where a critical flood zone area exists. According to Dinges, the preliminary map was released for public com ment, allowing residents with credible evidence to contest portions of the map that they deemed inaccurate. Currently, Dinges said the SRWMD is working to collect land elevations across the district. Meanwhile, DuPree and other commissioners said they would continue to work to provide flood solu tions to county residents. Its a horrible thing to happen, I feel bad for them, I really do, DuPree said. Williams said the county has spent around $4.5 mil lion county-wide on recov ery up to this point. Williams questions if any action could have prevent ed the flooding, because the rain from the storm reached the 500 year event standard. None of those things are designed for events that we had in Debby and they are not going to require in the future that those systems be designed for events like Debby, Williams said. A formal complaint DuPree filed a formal complaint Thursday against Suwannee River Water Management District engineer Leroy Marshall, accusing him of dissemi nating incorrect informa tion to Callaway residents concerning storm water management. The board of county commissioners approved the formal complaint unanimously at the county commission meeting on Thursday. DuPree said that he has received many calls from Callaway residents, accus ing the county for flooding issues in the subdivision and he said the informa tion spoken to the people to prompt the phone calls came from Marshall. Marshall lives in the Callaway subdivision, but was not flooded out of his home during the storm. The county has no authority or responsibility to the flooding in Callaway by no document, DuPree said. We have none. Williams said he received similar calls from residents that he believes Marshall instigated. We started to call and say, whos telling you this? (They said) Leroy Marshall, and he works for the district so we know its true, Williams said resi dents told him. DuPree said Marshall encouraged Callaway resi dents to sue the county. Marshall denied the countys accusations against him and said DuPree and Williams were completely wrong. I hadnt said anything to anybody, Marshall said Friday. They (the Callaway residents) told me they were going to sue the county. They told me they were going to sue the district. Marshall said no one from the county contacted him prior to the complaints presentation and approval at Thursday nights coun ty commission meeting. He then referred all other questions to his supervi sor. Williams said it is very rare for a commissioner to make a formal complaint against any individual. He recalled it maybe happen ing once in the 29 years he has worked as county manager. Williams said this week he would detail the issues of the complaint against Marshall and provide com plete written documenta tion to SRWMD Executive Director Anne Shortelle for review. 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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, August 19, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) firstname.lastname@example.org Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter .%632576 CHS out to prove worthW hat do we have to prove? Columbia High has that to answer this year. Theres been a lot of talk this offseason. Theres been whispers of a state championship from around the state. Almost everywhere you look or anyone you talk to thinks Columbia is going to win the district this year. But heres the thing, the Tigers never bring it up. Of course they talk about winning a state title. Anyone who ever put on pads does so, wanting to win a championship no matter what level of competition. Columbia isnt cocky about it though. Theyre not saying theyre going to go out and beat every team. And the attitude starts at the top. Coach Brian Allen says all the right things, but its not fake when he speaks. You know its genuine. You believe in his words and know that hes not going to let anyone believe theyre entitled to anything theyre not willing to earn. Interviewing players this week, everyone acknowledged they wanted to win a state championship. Thats their goal. Again, it should be. The key to the Tigers, however, is there is no sense of entitlement. They know they havent earned it yet. The talk centers on the mistakes that have been made in the past. Theres a reason that Columbia players want to play Gainesville. The Tigers want revenge, but that doesnt mean theyre looking past their first opponent. It may all sound generic coming from their mouths, but theres a reason that coaches and players talk that way. Its the way youre supposed to think if youre coaching or in the trenches. A moment of thinking youre entitled to something will get you beat. So Columbia doesnt go around saying, Were going to win a state championship. The Tigers go around saying, We want to win a state championship. And every single one answered the same way when asked what its going to take to get there. Hard work.Thats what the heart of the South was made on and thats how anything you want is accomplished. The Tigers know they are good, but they also know they have to go out and prove it every week. In six days, that journey begins. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Jayce Barber thinks the Tige rs have what it takes to win a state championship. Barber dreaming big for ColumbiaBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comLeadership. Vocal. Toughness. Those are all qualities team look for in a quarterback and Columbia Highs Jayce Barber has all those things. After taking over last season, Barber helped the Tigers rebound from an 0-2 start into a playoff run. This year, his dreams are much bigger. I dont care if I dont get any recognition, if we can go to state, Barber said. The personal stuff doesnt matter. My expectations as a senior are high. Anything less than a state champion-ship will be a bummer. Still, Barber isnt discounting the fact that he wants to perform well on an individual level as well. Id like to make firstteam all-state, but thats all secondary, he said. Barber knows that hes not a finished product, how-ever, and hell have to find improvements in his game to lead this team to the next level. The main thing that Ive been working on is my footwork and staying in the pocket, Barber said. Last year, if I rolled out of the pocket, I was looking to run; but now, even if I roll out, Im still looking to throw. As far as footwork, Im working at keeping a better base and staying in a phone booth. Thats what the great ones do and thats my goal. Barbers faith is something that he carries on his sleeve. Hes not ashamed of his beliefs and said it helps him find strength on the football field as well. The biggest thing it has taught me is how to under-stand adversity, he said. We lost to Bartram Trail by three points in the last game, but thats just going to make us work a little harder. Everything hap-pens for a reason, we just have to learn from it. Barber knows the Tigers return with a mark on their back this year as many are expecting big things from Columbia. Tigers QB believes team can compete for state. BARBER continued on 6BFans fare well By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Fort White Fan Fare brought together a large crowd at downtown Deese Park. The annual event, sponsored by the Fort White Quarterback Club, was Saturday. Fort White play-ers, coaches and cheerlead-ers were introduced by the Voice of the Indians, Shayne Morgan. There was a bounce house and face painting for fun, and money to be made by the Quarterback Club. Barbecue dinners and drinks were sold, along with cakes, season tickets and Indians merchandise. I have been pleased; the activities were great, club president Harold Bundy said. You wouldnt believe the effort put into this. It wasnt put together yes-terday. It was a 4-6-week effort. Margie Kluess was working the Quarterback Club booth. We are doing fabulously, Kluess said. The shirts ($15) are selling like hot-cakes. The grey is really popular this year and we also have red and black. We have sizes all the way up to mens 4X. Hats are $20. We have about two-thirds of our season tickets sold. Dana Brady was in charge of the cake sale, which was a huge money-maker for the second year. Working with 13 cakes, Brady had raised $900 and had four left to sell. People have been very generous, Brady said. Some bought cakes and gave them back for re-sale. Several donated cakes. We have a core group of parents that are always faithful. The Fan Fare ultimately is to promote the Fort White football team and the players and coaches did their part with a morning scrimmage at Arrowhead Stadium. It was probably the best scrimmage weve had since Ive been here, Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. We are ahead of the curve from where we were last year, but we are BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterFort White High cheerleaders Seare Sheridan (left) and B rooke Bentley enjoy face painting during the Fort White Fan Fare at Deese Park on Saturday. Annual football kickoff event deemed a success. INDIANS continued on 6B ASSOCIATED PRESSTexas Rangers Michael Kirkman delivers a pitch again st the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on A ug. 6. W for KirkmanBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comIt is dog days, when Major League Baseball clubs and players sometimes languish in the heat. The Texas Rangers are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Lake Citys Michael Kirkman pitches out of the bullpen for the Rangers and has had his ups and downs in 10 appearances from July 14 to Thursday. Kirkman continued a recent string of solid per-formances and was reward-ed with the win in the Rangers 2-1 decision over host Toronto on Saturday. Roy Oswalt started and pitched 4 23 innings. Robbie Ross went 1 13 innings as the Rangers took their 2-1 lead. Tanner Scheppers got the first out in the seventh inning and Kirkman got the next two. He was credited with a hold and the win, improving to 1-2. During the earlier span, Kirkman had pitched 10 23 innings with eight hits, seven earned runs (5.21 ERA during the stretch), seven walks and 14 strike-outs. Kirkman suffered two loses, his only two decisions until Saturday. Reliever dealing with baseballs ups and downs. KIRKMAN continued on 5B
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 1 p.m. ESPN NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 9 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, at Brainerd, Minn. (same-day tape) EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC Dew Tour, Pantech Beach Championships, at Ocean City, Md. GOLF 1 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, final round, at Greensboro, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, final round, at Greensboro, N.C. TGC Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, final round, at Endicott, N.Y. 4 p.m. NBC USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, championship match, at Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 7 p.m. TGC LPGA, Safeway Classic, final round, at North Plains, Ore. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 World Series, Vancouver, British Columbia vs. Aguadulce, Panama at South Williamsport, Pa. 2 p.m. ABC World Series, Petaluma, Calif. vs. Goodlettsville, Tenn., at South Williamsport, Pa. 5 p.m. ESPN World Series, San Antonio vs. New Castle, Ind. at South Williamsport, Pa. 7 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, Tokyo vs. Taoyuan, Taiwan, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. WGN Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati 1:30 p.m. TBS L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta 8 p.m. ESPN Boston at N.Y. Yankees MOTORSPORTS Noon SPEED MotoGP Moto3, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 1 p.m. SPEED MotoGP Moto2, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) 2 p.m. SPEED MotoGP World Championship, at Indianapolis NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NBC Preseason, Indianapolis at Pittsburgh SOCCER 5 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Philadelphia at DC United TENNIS 12:30 p.m. CBS ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, championship match, at Mason, Ohio 4 p.m. ESPN2 WTA, Western & Southern Open, championship match, at Mason, Ohio Monday CYCLING 4 p.m. NBCSN U.S. Pro Challenge, stage 1, Durango to Telluride, Colo. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 World Series, consolation game, at South Williamsport, Pa. 2 p.m. ESPN World Series, elimination game, at South Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPN World Series, elimination game, at South Williamsport, Pa. 6 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, elimination game, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, elimination game, at South Williamsport, Pa. 10 p.m. ESPN2 San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Preseason, Philadelphia at New England SOCCER 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 Premier League, Manchester United at EvertonBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBNew York 71 48 .597 Tampa Bay 65 54 .546 6Baltimore 64 55 .538 7 Boston 58 62 .483 13 12 Toronto 56 64 .467 15 12 Central Division W L Pct GBChicago 65 53 .551 Detroit 64 55 .538 1 12 Cleveland 54 65 .454 11 12 Kansas City 52 66 .441 13Minnesota 50 68 .424 15 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 69 50 .580 Oakland 63 55 .534 5 12 Los Angeles 62 58 .517 7 12 Seattle 56 64 .467 13 12 Late Thursday Boston 6, Baltimore 3Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto 2Oakland 3, Kansas City 0Tampa Bay 7, L.A. Angels 0 Fridays Games Detroit 5, Baltimore 3N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 4Toronto 3, Texas 2Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2Oakland 6, Cleveland 4Tampa Bay 12, L.A. Angels 3Seattle 5, Minnesota 3 Saturdays Games Texas 2, Toronto 1Boston at N.Y. Yankees (n)Baltimore at Detroit (n)Chicago White Sox at Kansas City (n)Cleveland at Oakland (n)Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels (n)Minnesota at Seattle (n) Todays Games Baltimore (W.Chen 11-7) at Detroit (Fister 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 13-7) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-10), 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-2) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 1-1), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 9-10) at Oakland (J.Parker 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 4-0) at Seattle (Beavan 7-7), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 5-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-8), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m.N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 74 45 .622 Atlanta 70 49 .588 4New York 56 63 .471 18Philadelphia 54 65 .454 20Miami 54 66 .450 20 12 Central Division W L Pct GBCincinnati 72 47 .605 Pittsburgh 66 53 .555 6St. Louis 64 55 .538 8Milwaukee 54 64 .458 17 12 Chicago 46 71 .393 25 Houston 39 81 .325 33 12 West Division W L Pct GBSan Francisco 65 54 .546 Los Angeles 65 55 .542 12 Arizona 60 59 .504 5San Diego 52 69 .430 14Colorado 45 72 .385 19 Late Thursday N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 4Atlanta 6, San Diego 0Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4Arizona 2, St. Louis 1Colorado 5, Miami 3 Fridays Games Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 4Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 3Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 11 inningsArizona 3, Houston 1Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia 2Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1Miami 6, Colorado 5San Francisco 10, San Diego 1 Saturdays Games Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game Pittsburgh at St. Louis (n)Arizona at Houston (n)N.Y. Mets at Washington (n)Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 2nd game (n) L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta (n)Philadelphia at Milwaukee (n)Miami at Colorado (n)San Francisco at San Diego (n) Todays Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-9) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-9) at Atlanta (Minor 6-9), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-4) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 15-6), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 10-10) at Houston (Galarraga 0-3), 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-9) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-9), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-4), 2:15 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-9) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-7), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-6) at San Diego (Richard 9-12), 4:05 p.m. Mondays Games Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.Miami at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Baseball calendar Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 5 Postseason begins, wild-card playoffs. Oct. 7 Division series begin.Oct. 13 League championship series begin.Little League World SeriesAt South Williamsport, Pa. (Double elimination) UNITED STATES GREAT LAKES, New Castle, Ind.; MIDATLANTIC, Parsippany, N.J.; MIDWEST, Kearney, Neb.; NEW ENGLAND, Fairfield, Conn.; NORTHWEST, Gresham, Ore.; SOUTHEAST, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; SOUTHWEST, San Antonio; WEST, Petaluma, Calif. INTERNATIONAL ASIA-PACIFIC, Taoyuan, Taiwan; CANADA, Vancouver, British Columbia; CARIBBEAN, Willemstad, Curacao; EUROPE, Ramstein, Germany; JAPAN, Tokyo; LATIN AMERICA, Aguadulce, Panama; MEA, Lugazi, Uganda; MEXICO, Nuevo Laredo. Late Thursday Taoyuan, Taiwan 14, Ramstein, Germany 1, 4 innings Goodlettsville, Tenn. 12, Kearney, Neb. 1 Friday Vancouver, British Columbia 13, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico 9 San Antonio 5, Parsippany, N.J. 2Aguadulce, Panama 9, Lugazi, Uganda 3New Castle, Ind. 4, Gresham, Ore. 0 Saturday Willemstad, Curacao 14, Ramstein, Germany 2, 4 innings Game 10 Fairfield, Conn. vs. Kearney, Neb., Game 11 Nuevo Laredo, Mexico vs. Lugazi, Uganda (n) Game 12 Parsippany, N.J. vs. Gresham, Ore. (n) Today Game 13 Vancouver, British Columbia vs. Aguadulce, Panama, Noon Game 14 Petaluma, Calif. vs. Goodlettsville, Tenn., 2 p.m. Game 15 Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 5 p.m. Game 16 Tokyo vs. Taoyuan, Taiwan, 7 p.m. Monday Consolation Game 9 loser vs. Game 10 loser, Noon Game 17 Game 13 loser vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m. Game 18 Game 14 loser vs. Game 12 winner, 4 p.m. Game 19 Game 16 loser vs. Game 11 winner, 6 p.m. Game 20 Game 15 loser vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.FOOTBALLAP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2011 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and 2011 final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Southern Cal (25) 10-2 1,445 6 2. Alabama (17) 12-1 1,411 1 3. LSU (16) 13-1 1,402 2 4. Oklahoma (1) 10-3 1,286 16 5. Oregon 12-2 1,274 4 6. Georgia 10-4 1,107 19 7. Florida St. 9-4 1,093 23 8. Michigan (1) 11-2 1,000 12 9. South Carolina 11-2 994 910. Arkansas 11-2 963 511. West Virginia 10-3 856 1712. Wisconsin 11-3 838 1013. Michigan St. 11-3 742 1114. Clemson 10-4 615 2215. Texas 8-5 569 NR16. Virginia Tech 11-3 548 2117. Nebraska 9-4 485 2418. Ohio St. 6-7 474 NR19. Oklahoma St. 12-1 430 320. TCU 11-2 397 1421. Stanford 11-2 383 722. Kansas St. 10-3 300 1523. Florida 7-6 214 NR24. Boise St. 12-1 212 825. Louisville 7-6 105 NR Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11 Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.NFL preseason Thursday Cleveland 35, Green Bay 10Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 19 Friday Tennessee 30, Tampa Bay 7Minnesota 36, Buffalo 14Jacksonville 27, New Orleans 24Detroit 27, Baltimore 12Carolina 23, Miami 17Arizona 31, Oakland 27 Saturday N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets (n)San Francisco at Houston (n)Washington at Chicago (n)Kansas City at St. Louis (n)Seattle at Denver (n)Dallas at San Diego (n) Today Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (NBC) Monday Philadelphia at New England, 8 p.m. (ESPN) WEEK 3 Thursday, Aug. 23 Green Bay at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Jacksonville at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.New England at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.San Diego at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m. (CBS)Seattle at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 Indianapolis at Washington, 4 p.m.Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. (CBS) Detroit at Oakland, 8 p.m.St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 San Francisco at Denver, 4 p.m. (FOX)Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m. (NBC) WEEK 4 Wednesday, Aug. 29 New England at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 6:35 p.m.Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Houston, 7 p.m.New Orleans at Tennessee, 7 p.m.Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Chicago at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m.San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m.Denver at Arizona, 11 p.m.BASKETBALLWNBA games Thursdays Games Indiana 84, Washington 66New York 79, Connecticut 66Seattle 72, Phoenix 58 Fridays Games Minnesota 98, Washington 69San Antonio 89, Tulsa 79Atlanta 82, Chicago 76 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Indiana (n)New York at Connecticut (n)Los Angeles at Seattle (n) Todays Games Chicago at Washington, 4 p.m.San Antonio at Phoenix, 6 p.m.Tulsa at Minnesota, 7 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SPRINT CUP PURE MICHIGAN 400 Site: Brooklyn, Mich.Schedule: Today, ESPN, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4:30 p.m.). Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. NHRA FULL THROTTLE LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS Site: Brainerd, Minn.Schedule: Today, final eliminations (ESPN2, 9 p.m.-midnight). Track: Brainerd International Raceway. Michigan 400 lineup At Michigan International SpeedwayBrooklyn, Mich. Friday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 199.706.2. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 198.626.3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 198.44. 4. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 198.183.5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.878. 6. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.78.7. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 197.65.8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 197.493.9. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 197.433.10. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 197.163. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 197.114. 12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 197.012.13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 196.893.14. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 196.877. 15. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 196.732. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 196.501.17. (22) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 196.249. 18. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 196.217. 19. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 196.18. 20. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 196.052. 21. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.956. 22. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.822. 23. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.299.24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.268. 25. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 193.138. 26. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 192.988. 27. (91) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 192.709. 28. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.596. 29. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 192.56.30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 192.539.31. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 192.359. 32. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 192.282. 33. (19) Jason Leffler, Ford, 192.205.34. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 192.179.35. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 192.118. 36. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 191.79.37. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 191.724.38. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 189.944. 39. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 189.036. 40. (32) T.J. Bell, Ford, Owner Points.41. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (98) Mike Skinner, Ford, 189.939. Failed to Qualify 44. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 189.444. 45. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 188.157. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 %632576 BRIEFS FIRST AID Red Cross class offered at pool The Columbia Aquatic Complex will conduct an American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call Dan at 755-8195. LCMS VOLLEYBALL Tryouts Monday after school Lake City Middle Schools volleyball team Tryouts are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday. For details, call Leigh Ann Kennon at 365-0075. RMS VOLLEYBALL Tryouts after school Tuesday Richardson Middle School has volleyball tryouts planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym. For details, call coach Mara Driggers at 752-7254. CHS VOLLEYBALL Junior varsity tryouts Monday Columbia High junior varsity tryouts are 3:30 p.m. Monday. For details, e-mail coach Rebecca Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org CHS FOOTBALL Quarterback Club meeting Monday The Columbia County Quarterback Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call club president Joe Martino at 984-0452. LCMS CROSS COUNTRY Practice after school Monday Lake City Middle Schools cross country team will begin practice after school on Monday. Physicals and release and consent forms must be on file. For details, contact coach April Morse at email@example.com. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Quarterback Club meeting Monday The Fort White Quarterback Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the faculty lounge at the high school. For details, call club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731.Q From staff reports
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 3B%632576 Elroy Jackson, father of Fort White High head coach Demetri c Jackson, cooks ribs during the Fort White Fan Fare at Dee se Park as Demetrics daughter, Rykia Jackson, eyes a b ite.Indians celebrate return of football Fort White High cheerleader Sara Smith paints Shannon Je nkins face during Fort White Fan Fare day on Saturday. Fort White High football manager Ray Maggard makes sure not to leave hungry. Fort White Highs middle school cheerleaders did their share to entertain at the annual Fan Fare on Saturday. Carl Hodson (left) auctions off a cake with help from Mis s Fort White, Ashley Beckman, and the Voice of the Indians, Shayne Morgan.Photos by BRANDON FINLEY Lake City Reporter
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420%6SRUWVStretch run: Columbia, Fort White wrap up final week before season Columbia High coach Doug Peeler looks on as the offen sive line runs a drill. Fort White Highs Justin Asuncion takes some licks as he attempts to get around linebackers during a drill. Coach Quinton Callum watches as Braxton Stockton runs ag ility drills during Thursdays practice. Columbia High quarterback Jayce Barber throws a pass during practice Thursday.Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Tavaris Williams finds a hole as he r uns the ball during a drill. Members of the Columbia High football team push a sled d uring practice. Chris Waites sidesteps as he runs a drill during prac tice Thursday. Fort White Highs Isaiah Sampson runs the ball after catchi ng a punt during practice Thursday.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 5B%6SRUWV Kirkman had received the call four previous times since Aug. 10 and responded better to the increased work load. He pitched one inning in Yankee Stadium on Thursday and notched his first hold of the season, in a game the Rangers won 10-6. New York had closed the gap to 7-6 and Kirkman had given up one hit and walked one. He then struck out Andrew Jones with run-ners at the corners to get out of the inning. Jones had homered in the pre-vious inning. Kirkman relieved Ryan Dempster in the Rangers 8-2 loss to New York on Monday. Kirkman gave up one hit to bring in a run charged to Dempster, then finished the inning with two strikeouts in the mix. In an 8-3 Texas home win over Detroit on Aug. 12, Kirkman pitched one scoreless inning with no hits, one walk and two strikeouts. On Aug. 10, the Rangers lost to Detroit, 6-2, and Kirkman got the final four outs with all zeros on his stat line. During a 9-2 loss in Boston on Aug. 6, Kirkman continued a string of three poor performances. He got a strikeout to get the Rangers out of the seventh inning, but only got one out in the eighth inning before being tagged with three hits, three earned runs and one walk. Kirkman was the hardluck loser in the Royals 7-6 win over Texas on Aug. 5. Kirkman walked Billy Butler to lead off the bot-tom of the 10th inning. Alberto Gonzalez and Mike Ott committed back-to-back errors and Butler scored. Prior to that, Kirkman gave up two hits, three earned runs and three walks with four strikeouts in three innings while mop-ping up a 15-8 home loss to the Angels on July 30. In July 28s 5-2 home loss to Chicago, Kirkman pitched the eighth inning and struck out the side. On July 18, Kirkman gave up a walk-off home run to Oaklands Brandon Hicks in the ninth inning of a 4-3 road loss. Kirkman had kept the game tied pitching the eighth inning. It was Hicks first career home run. It was the ninth walk-off win for Oakland at that point in the season. The red-hot As went on to sweep the Yankees in their next four games. In a 7-0 loss at Seattle on July 14, Kirkman faced two and struck out one. COURTESY PHOTOThe 2012 Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball All-Stars show at th e Southeast Regional Tournament in Ocala. Team members are (front row, from le ft) Rhett Willis, Trace Wilkinson, Raymond Barber, Jordan Harrington, Wesley Blakely and Alex Mitchell. Back row (from left) are J.J. Cohrs, Kyle Sharpe, Tyler Wendel, Willie Carter, and coaches Donnie Wilkinson, Brady Wilkinson and Mike Price.Fort White 15U All-Stars cap successful season From staff reportsThe 15-under Fort White Babe Ruth All-Stars were fortunate enough to receive an at-large bid to the Southeast Regional Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament. State Commissioner John Lucas discovered that they were ousted in the state tour-nament by a team using inel-igible players. He arranged to invite Fort White to the Southeast Regional, which included state champions from Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida, as well as tournament host Ocala. After an opening round bye, Fort White won its first two games and was one of three teams left in the field after fall-ing to Lumber River, the East North Carolina state champion, on the fourth day of the tournament. Eastern Tennessee champion Lawrenceburg beat Fort White in the losers bracket and took Lumber River to an if-necessary game before Lumber River won the championship. Fort White defeated Ocala, 7-4, behind the pitch-ing of Trace Wilkinson and J.J. Cohrs and the bat of Willie Carter, who had a two-run home run and received two intentional walks. Cohrs helped him-self out by going 3-4 with two doubles. Tyler Wendel added an RBI-double, Alex Mitchell laced a RBI-single and Rhett Willis tacked on a sacrifice fly. Next for Fort White was a 4-2 win over West North Carolina state champion Sawmills from Hickory, N.C.. Carter opened up the scoring in the first inning with a two-run blast, scoring Wendel who had walked. Sawmills bounced back with a run in the bottom half of the inning, scoring on two errors and a sin-gle. Fort White ace Willis struck out three in a row to silence the West North Carolina bats. Mitchell added an RBI and Raymond Barber drove in Cohrs with an RBI-double to the right field wall. Sawmills loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning. Willis struck out a batter on a curve ball and the Sawmills run-ner tried to score from third as the ball squirted away. Catcher Wilkinson dashed to the side and back-handed the ball to Willis who covered the plate and held on to the ball after a collision, and Fort White was out of the inning. Sawmills scored a run in the seventh inning, then Willis finished it off with three strikeouts. Willis ended the night with nine strikeouts and one walk. The next game was a 12-3 loss to Lumber River. Wendel, Cohrs, Carter, Barber and Kyle Sharpe all took the mound. Barber and Sharpe gave up three runs in the last four innings. Wilkinson, Wendel and Carter had hits. Fort White lost 151 to Lawrenceburg, but Carter managed another tape-measure blast, and added a double. Willis and Cohrs also doubled. This season, the Fort White 15-under crew won the Hamilton County Invitational, the Live Oak Warm-up Invitational, the District 6 championship, Fort Whites first-ever Small State Championship and placed third in the Southeast Regional. COURTESY PHOTOFort White 15-under all-stars pitcher Rhett Willis (front) s hows the ball on a play at the plate after a throw from catcher Trace Wilkinson. 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We have great leader ship, Barber said. We may not be the most tal ented, the biggest or fast est. But the leadership starts at the top with coach Allen and continues with me, Javere Smith, Laremy Tunsil, Nate Ayers, Rock Battle, Trey Marshall, Felix Woods and all the seniors. And where does his lead ership start? The biggest thing that they look up to me for is that even when I wasnt the quarterback I was still out there working as hard as anyone, Barber said. It didnt matter that I didnt have what I wanted, I was still working hard. I might not have got all the reps, but I was still working. Barber, like many of the Tigers has Gainesville cir cled on his schedule. For him, the reason is simple. They dont like us and we dont like them, he said. Still, it isnt a onegame season and the quarterbacks main goal is to capture a state title. Itd mean the world to myself and the communi ty, Barber said. Itd put us back on the map and really help the program in the coming years. The younger guys could reap from the things we did and when we return home to a game, we could all know that we did something special. not where we need to be. Jackson was especially happy with the defense. The defense showed great speed and the way they flew to the ball really surprised me all 11 of them, Jackson said. The offense did some things. Tavaris (Williams) had a couple of long runs. I was pleased with the effort on both sides. Jackson has expressed con cern with both lines and par ticularly the front on offense. We have a couple of spots on the offensive line to clear up, Jackson said. We have been splitting up the linemen on offense and defense and moving some offensive line guys around to find the best chemistry. We can take those guys that played offense today and spend more time on them. Suwannee High visits Friday for a kickoff classic game, and Jackson said that chemistry is key for the entire team. Overall we have the pieces, Jackson said. It is now how can we bring them together as a team, and how they bond to handle adver sity when the tough times come. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter Fort White High offensive lineman A.J. Kluess catches some shade under a tree during the Indians Fan Fare at Deese Park after scrimmaging earlier Saturday morning in Fort White. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter The Eric Smith Band performed Christian rock songs during the Fort White Fan Fare at Deese Park in Fort White on Saturday. USC brushes off sanctions to be No. 1 in AP Top 25 By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rank ings with a boost from LSUs problems. USC earned the top spot in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the seventh time in school history and the first time in five seasons, edg ing out No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 LSU. The Trojans received 25 of a possible 60 first-place votes from a media panel in a close vote. USC received 1,445 points. Defending national champion Alabama had 17 first-place votes and 1,411 points while LSU, the Crimson Tides SEC rival, got 16 first-place votes and 1,402 points. Oklahoma was fourth with a single first-place vote and Oregon was fifth. Michigan, at No. 8, received the only other first-place vote. Rounding out the top 10 in the AP rankings, Georgia was No. 6, followed by Florida State and Michigan. No. 9 South Carolina and No. 10 Arkansas give the Southeastern Conference half of the first 10 teams. For the Trojans, their return to national champi onship contention comes just two years after the program was hit by NCAA sanctions that seemed crip pling at the time. To be handed down what they said could be a death penalty, could take USC 10 years to come back from, then to have this rec ognition and be preseason No. 1 is very exciting for our fans because a lot peo ple thought two years ago that this would not be pos sible for USC, coach Lane Kiffin told the AP. USC went 8-5 in 2010, then charged back to 10-2 last season. And when star quarterback Matt Barkley decided to stick around for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft, the Trojans were set to make a run at No. 1. The rest of the Top 25 was heavy on Big 12 and Big Ten teams. Big 12 newcomer West Virginia was 11th, followed by Big Ten rivals Wisconsin and Michigan State. The Big 12 also placed Texas (No. 15), Oklahoma State (No. 19), TCU (No. 20) and Kansas State (No. 22) in the rankings to give the league six teams over all, matching the SEC for the most. No. 23 Florida is the sixth SEC squad. The Big Ten added Nebraska (No. 17) and Ohio State (No. 18) for a total of five teams. The Buckeyes, in their first season under coach Urban Meyer, are banned for the postseason this season because of NCAA sanc tions. Defending Atlantic Coast Conference cham pion Clemson (No. 14) and Virginia Tech (No. 16) give the ACC three teams in the Top 25. No. 21 Stanford is the third Pac-12 team in the poll.
ON BUSINESS Jerry Osteryoung(850) firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter Week of August 19 August 25, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County&&ROXPELD,QFBy HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comLake City Public Works is plowing forward on road resurfacing and storm water drainage projects in the downtown area. Public works director Thomas Henry said his department is focusing on all projects simultaneously. Were trying to work on everything all at once, Henry said. It makes it where it all blends in and looks good. Henry said the majority of city roads have not been resurfaced for decades. A lot of them streets were built in the early 60s and earlier than that, Henry said. The city has really never had overlaying or road improvements as far as I can ever look back in the city. Weve always patched what we had to patch if theres a water leak or a sewer leak or whatever the issue was. But we never did full road improvements like weve been doing since Mr. Johnson has been in office. The first phase of road resurfacing is on the verge of completion. Johnson said 20 streets have been resurfaced, about 5 in each district. The Franklin Street project is also underway. Henry said public works has com-pleted about 55 percent of this project. The money for resurfacing and storm water projects in the downtown area is funded by a com-bination of Community Redevelopment Agency money, a $2.5 million sales tax bond and the general fund. The CRAs contribu-tions are limited to the CRA district. What I am trying to do is upgrade and overlay every street within the core commercial district of Lake City from highway 90 all the way to highway 100, east and west out to 41, it may go on past out to Lake Jeffrey Road though I dont know if I will be able to do that, city manager Wendell Johnson said. Big improvements of the downtown area may be in the not so distant future, Henry said. Henrys plan for Lake DeSoto is what he calls the dream park. The dream park would include a floating gazebo on the lake, a set of restrooms to accommodate larger events and improvements to the roadway surrounding the lake. Mr. Johnson is very big into it, Henry said. I know our council wants it to happen and the city, our citizens, want to see it hap-pen. Some discussion has already occurred with United Way on partnering to construct a new building with restroom facilities for park use. Henry said Johnson has also been working to find funding for the project. I mean we got the big hospital there and they are doing a lot of work and improvements and we just want to work and combine everything together, he said. Public works is just beginning to get back its footing to finish these ongoing jobs after Tropical Storm Debby dumped inches on the city and county. It pushed us way back, especially on the Franklin Street job and some other projects that we had. It put us back a good month, month and a half almost, Henry said. Were trying to get caught back up, but that word caught up, I have scratched it out of my dictionary. We never get caught up. Prior to the storm, public works focused a great deal of their efforts on preparing storm water drainage and management. Henry said those steps were smarts ones. Everything we did helped, he said. However, Henry bases the citys resiliency mainly on how desperately dry the earth was prior to the storm. I am counting my blessings that for one time Alligator Lake was empty and that helped us cause about 85 percent of city water goes to Alligator Lake, storm run-off, he said. In the aftermath of the storm, public works has decided to devote the next year to cleaning up the city and making sure its ready for whatever comes next. This upcoming year, its going to be a full mainte-nance year, Henry said. We are going to clean up every ditch that we can in that years time. We are not doing any big projects. Thats our project is clean-ing up every ditch, every Downtown road revamp continues JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAn excavator sits on the corner of Hernando Avenue and Franklin Street in downtown Lake City. The Lake City Public Works department is currently w orking on road resurfacing and storm water drainage projects downtown. Resurfacing old roads continues after Debby delay. SERVICE continued on 2C ROADS continued on 2C By CARLA K. JOHNSON and KELLI KENNEDY Associated PressMIAMI Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unem-ployed husband. She thought shed be able to get health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obamas health care law. Then she heard that her own governor wont agree to the federal plan to extend Medicaid cover-age to people like her in two years. So she expects to remain uninsured, strug-gling to pay for her blood pressure medicine. You fall through the cracks and theres noth-ing you can do about it, said the 52-year-old home health aide. It makes me feel like garbage, like the American dream, my dream in my homeland is not being accomplished. Many working parents like Pico are below the federal poverty line but dont qualify for Medicaid, a decades-old state-federal insurance program. Thats especially true in states where conservative gover-nors say theyll reject the Medicaid expansion under Obamas health law. In South Carolina, a yearly income of $16,900 is too much for Medicaid for a family of three. In Florida, $11,000 a year is too much. In Mississippi, $8,200 a year is too much. In Louisiana and Texas, earning more than just $5,000 a year makes you ineligible for Medicaid. Governors in those five states have said theyll reject the Medicaid expansion underpinning Obamas health law after the Supreme Courts deci-sion gave states that option. They favor small govern-ment and say they cant afford the added cost to their states even if its delayed by several years. Some states estimate the expansion could ultimately cost them a billion dollars a year or more. Many of the people affected by the decision are working parents who are poor but not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. Republican Mitt Romneys new run-ning mate, conservative Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, has a bud-get plan that would turn Medicaid over to the states and sharply limit federal dollars. Romney hasnt specifically said where he stands on Ryans idea, but has expressed broad sup-port for his vice presiden-tial picks proposals. Medicaid now covers an estimated 70 million Americans and would cover an estimated 7 million more in 2014 under the Obama health laws expansion. In contrast, Ryans plan could mean 14 million to 27 mil-lion Americans would ulti-mately lose coverage, even beyond the effect of a repeal of the health law, accord-ing to an analysis by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation of Ryans 2011 budget plan. For now, most states dont cover childless adults, but all states cover some low-income parents. The income cutoff, however, varies widely from state to state. Most states cover children in low-income fami-lies. Manuel and Sandra Picos 15-year-old daughter is covered by Medicaid. But the suburban Miami couple cant afford private insurance for themselves and they make too much for Floridas Medicaid. Manuel Pico, a carpenter, used to make more than $20,000 a year, but has struggled to find work in the last three years after the real estate market col-lapsed. He occasionally picks up day jobs or takes care of the neighbors yard. Sandra Pico would like to work full time, but cant afford to pay someone to watch her 34-year-old sister, who has Down syndrome.Some below poverty line dont qualify for Medicaid ASSOCIATED PRESSSandra Pico, 52, holds medications she takes, at her home in North Miami Beach. Pico makes about $15,000 a year working about 20 hours a we ek as a home health aide, a bit too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough that she ca n afford private insurance. She thought shed be getting health insurance after the Supreme Court upheld the health care law. Then she learned her own governor wont agree to e xpand Medicaid under the law which would have given her coverage.Technology replacing customer serviceMake your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buy-ing from them, not you. ~Mark Cuban Watching trends is such an important task for entrepreneurs. One trend that I see happening now is the replacement of tra-ditional customer service with technology. This trend has been at work for some time, but now is really starting to accelerate at a break-neck pace. This is a game changer for any busi-ness, and you just cannot afford to miss out. One of the reasons the use of technology is becoming so widespread so quickly is that the younger generation prefers to communicate through technology as opposed to traditional, in-person meth-ods of contact. In addition, increased competition has made it more important than ever to keep costs in line, and businesses are using technology as a more cost-efficient alternative. From a customer service perspective, technology has changed how consumers interact with companies and receive information and assistance with their products and services. Smart phones and mobile apps have given consumers the ability to do so many things for themselves that formerly required a phone call to a customer service representative. In addition, it used to be that you had to have per-sonal contact to learn about a product, but so many companies, from Amazon to Sears, now offer short videos about products and services on their websites. A wealth of videos about product and services are also available on YouTube. Though not always pro-fessionally done, you can glean so much information from them. With all these resources so readily acces-sible, consumers are able to get information about a business products and ser-vices without ever setting foot in the door or talking to a representative of the business. Case in point: I am buying a new house and have been shopping for a new refrigerator. I was able to go online, view videos of each model I was consid-ering, and even see other customers reviews. I had everything I needed to make a decision without ever talking to a living per-son. For another example of how technology is being used in customer service roles, just look at how many stores have moved to automated cashier machines. You no longer have to talk to a person to check out. Of course, these are not my favorite things, as every time I use one, I have to call for help. This may just be my problem, MEDICAID continued on 2C
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Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street.You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter.FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the Classified Department.EMAIL: email@example.comAd is to Appear:TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday Call by:Mon., 10:00 a.m.Mon., 10:00 a.m.Wed., 10:00 a.m.Thurs., 10:00 a.m.Fri., 10:00 a.m.Fri., 10:00 a.m.Fax/Email by:Mon., 9:00 a.m.Mon., 9:00 a.m.Wed., 9:00 a.m.Thurs., 9:00 a.m.Fri., 9:00 a.m.Fri., 9:00 a.m.These deadlines are subject to change without notice. Cancellations, Changes & Billing Questions Advertising copy is subject to approval by the Publisher who reserves the right to edit, reject, or classify all advertisements under appropriate headings. Copy should be checked for errors by the advertiser on the first day of pub-lication. Credit for published errors will be allowed for the first insertion for that portion of the advertisement which was incorrect. Further, the Publisher shall not be liable for any omission of advertisements ordered to be published, nor for any general, special or consequential damages. Advertising language must comply with Federal, State or local laws regarding the prohibition of discrimi-nation in employment, housing and public accommodations. Standard abbreviations are acceptable; how-ever, the first word of each ad may not be abbreviated. Ad Errors-Please read your ad on the first day of publication. Weaccept responsibility for only the first incorrect insertion, and only the charge for the ad space in error. Please call 755-5440 immediately for prompt correc-tion and billing adjustments.CancellationsNormal advertising deadlines apply for cancellation.Billing InquiriesCall 755-5440. Should further information be required regarding payments or credit limits, your call will be trans-ferred to the accounting depart-ment. General Information In Print and Onlinewww.lakecityreporter.com Rate applies to private individuals selling personal merchandise totalling $100 or less. Each item must include a price. This is a non-refundable rate.$2504 lines 6 daysEach additional line $.25One item per ad Under $100 Professional Sales Associates Needed No experience necessary. STRONG desire to succeed needed. Extremely aggressive pay plan. Health and dental insurance available. EOE. Apply in person with Dino or Jeffrey at Rountree-Moore Chevrolet, Cadillac and Nissan 4316 US Hwy 90W Lake City, FL ServicesRoof Repairs Shingles, Metal, and Flat Decks. Starting at $50.00. Contact Roger at 386-365-4185 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 12-186-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFLENAMAE MARTIN,deceased.NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of LENAMAE MARTIN, deceased, whose date of death was July 11, 2012; File Number 12-186-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Co-lumbia County, Florida, Probate Di-vision, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and ad-dresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's at-torney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is: August 19, 2012.Personal Representative:JOHNNIE PAULMARTIN /s/ Johnnie Paul Martin 6849 SWCounty Road 341Trenton, Florida 32693Attorneys for Personal Representa-tive:FEAGLE & FEAGLE, ATTOR-NEYS, P.A.By: /s/ Marlin M. FeagleMarlin M. FeagleFlorida Bar No. 0173248153 NE Madison StreetPost Office Box 1653Lake City, Florida 32056-1653386-752-719105534331August 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OFINTENTBYTHE SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYTOADOPTRULE AND SETPUBLIC HEARINGThe School Board of Columbia County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the School Board Ad-ministrative Complex, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida, on proposed amendments to rules, regulations and procedures for the operation of the Columbia Coun-ty School System. The public is in-vited to attend. Action is anticipated at this meeting.Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the public hearing are requested to notify the Office of the Superintendent at 755-8000 at least 48 hours in advance so that their needs can be accommodated.*****TITLE: Policy 2.02 Organization, Membership and Officers of the BoardPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Provision for election years as required by statutes.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1001.32; 1001.371; 1001.48; 1001.51, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 4.012 Early High School Graduation (NEW)PURPOSE AND EFFECT : Provision for early graduation as required by statutes.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1003.428;1003.4281,Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 4.013 Academic Acceleration (NEW)PURPOSE AND EFFECT : Provision for acceleration of students as required by statutes.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1000.21; 1002.3105; 1002.321; 1003.4281; 1003.429;1003.4295,Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 4.20 Participation of Home Education and Private School Students in Extracurricular ActivitiesPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Revision of policy to include Virtual School students. LegalSPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1006.15, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 5.13 Student Injuries PURPOSE AND EFFECT : Revision of policy regarding concussions or head injuries.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1000.21; 1006.07; 1006.08, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 7.14 Purchasing Policies and BiddingPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Revision of policy to include State De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services rules.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 112.312; 119.071; 120.57; 212.0821; 255.04; 274.02; 287.017; 287.05; 287.133; 1001.421; 1010.01; 1010.04; 1013.47, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 8.23 General Food RequirementsPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Revision of policy to include State De-partment of Agriculture andConsumer Services rules.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.42; 1001.43; 570.98; 570.981, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy 8.25 Free and Re-duced Price MealsPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Revision of policy to include State De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services rules.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.42; 1001.43; 570.98; 570.981, Florida StatutesAcomplete text of the proposed amended rules, regulations and pro-cedures can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 372 W. Duval St., Lake City, FL, be-tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday. Eco-nomic impact statements, where ap-plicable, are on file in the Office of Superintendent at the above listed address.DATED THIS 14th DAYOF AUGUST 2012. SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYBYSteve Nelson, Chairman ATTESTMichael F. Millikin, Superintendent05534358August 19, 2012 NOTICE OF INTENT BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF COLUMBIA COUNTY T O ADOPT RULE AND SET PUBLIC HEARING The School Board of Columbia County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 25, 2012,At 7:00 p.m., at the School Board Administrative Complex, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida, on proposed amendments to rules, regu-lations and procedures for the opera-tion of the Columbia County School District. The public is invited to at-tend. Action is anticipated at this meeting.Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the public hearing are requested to notify the Office of the Superintendent at 755-8000 at least 48 hours in advance so that their needs can be accommodat-ed.TITLE: 2012 2013 Student Progression PlanPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Var-ious revisions are being made in or-der to comply with district policy, Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.Elementary Section: Include Multi Tiered Support System (MTSS) with Response to Intervention (RtI). In-clude information on Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) which are educa-tional options that provide academi-cally curriculum or accelerated in-struction to eligible public school students. Include numerical values to assigned letter grades. Middle School Section: Include Multi Tiered Support System (MTSS) with Response to Interven-tion (RtI). Include information on Academically Challenging Curricu-lum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) which are educational options that provide academically curriculum or accelerated instruction to eligible public school students.High School Section: Include Multi Tiered Support System (MTSS) with Response to Interven-tion (RtI).Change promotion requirements be-ginning with students who enter grade 9 in 2012-2013.High School Graduation Require-ments:*Insert for students entering ninth grade in the 2012-2013 school year.*Include requirement for passing End of Course Exams.Include information on Academical-ly Challenging Curriculum to En-hance Learning (ACCEL) which are educational options that provide aca-demically curriculum or accelerated instruction to eligible public school students.Exceptional Student Education Section: Update Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) Mul-ti-tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Access courses, and sum-mary of performance for students with disabilities.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1008.25; 230.23, Florida Statutes Legal******TITLE: 2012 2013 Code of Student ConductPURPOSE AND EFFECT : Var-ious revisions are being made in or-der to comply with district policy, Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORITY : 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1006.07; 1008.25, Florida StatutesAcomplete text of the proposed amended rules, regulations and pro-cedures can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 372 W. Duval St., Lake City, FL, be-tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday Friday. Eco-nomic impact statements, where ap-plicable, are on file in the Office of the Superintendent at the above list-ed address.DATED THIS 14th DAYOF August 2012. SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYBYSteve Nelson, ChairmanATTESTMichael F. Millikin, Superintendent05534359August 19, 2012 020Lost & Found FOUND Large Breed puppy on the morning of 8/14 on Hwy 256. Call for identification. 386-935-4473 FOUND AT11:40 a.m on 245 A on 8/14, Small red in color mix breed female w/ pink colar. OwnerFound FOUND Big Dog Off I-10 & Falling Creek Area. Call to identify. OWNERS FOUND LOSTAsmall manila envelope with several ladies rings inside. If found please contact 386-438-5057 030Personals Bankruptcy/Divorce/Resumes Other Court Forms Assistance 18 years Exp./ Reasonable 386-961-5896 8 a.m.8 p.m. 100Job Opportunities005534354FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY Night Auditor Part/Full time with opportunity for advancement. MUSTbe a people person with great customer service skills, strong work ethic, DEPENDABLE, good communication, sales skills, computer skills, and willingness to learn. MUSTbe a team player and able to work a flexible schedule including weekends & holidays We offer Competitive Pay and Health Benefits. Hotel Experience Highly Preferred. Only those seeking serious long term employment apply in person at Comfort Suites 3690 WUS HWY90. Please do not call the hotel regarding your application. 05534241NOWHIRING Assistant Managers, Cashiers & Baggers for. High Springs fruit & gift stores. Benefits avail: health, dental, & vacation Apply in person: Florida Citrus Center(Chevron) 18603 NWCR 236, High Springs (exit 404 & I-75) 05533866We Need You Now FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver the at&t Yellow Pages in the Lake City area. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call for more info (800) 422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00 A-4:30PMon-Fri www.DeliverPhoneBooks.com 100Job Opportunities05534246Large Construction Company has an immediate opening for a Fuel Service Technician Qualified candidate(s) must possess a valid commercial driver's license with a hazmat and tanker endorsement. Apply in person at Anderson Columbia, Co., Inc., 871 NW Guerdon Street, Lake City, Florida32056 Equal Opportunity Employer 05534258OPS Gift Shop Attendant Stephen FosterFolk Culture CenterState Park White Springs, Florida $7.67/hr Approx. 28 hours per week Operate cash register, answer visitor inquiries in a courteous and tactful manner in person and over the phone, sells and stocks merchandise, provides cleaning and maintenance of the Gift Shop and Craft Cabins and is self motivated. Outstanding customer service is a must as well as knowledge of basic arithmetic, computers and sales. Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends, some nights and holidays. Able to deal well in a seasonal high traffic area with high volume sales. Applications must be received by Wednesday, August 22nd. Mail or fax a State of Florida Employment Application to: Attn: Kelli Pipkins, Gift Shop/Craft Square Manager Stephen Foster State Park P.O. Box G White Springs, FL32096 Fax (386) 397-4262 Applications are available online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com .Resumes are not accepted unless accompanied with a State of Florida Employment Application. DEPonly hires US Citizens or authorized aliens and is an EEO / ADA/ VPemployer. Section 110.128, F.S. prohibits the employment of any male required to register with Selective Service System under the US Military Selective Service Act. 05534315The Lake City Reporter, a five-day daily in North Florida, seeks an outgoing individual to join our outside sales team. This person should be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed and possess an enthusiastic personality. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. To apply for this position please send resume to Josh Blackmon Advertising Directorjblackmon@lakecityreporter.com NEED CLASS "A" CDLdrivers, ($14.00/hr) to start, Delivering produce in the local area. 2 yrs. min. exp. in a Tractor/Trailer. Must have Reasonable 7 yr MVR, and be proficient at maintaining logs. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs and be able to stand, bend, stoop and able to push or pull a loaded pallet jack. Benefits include 401-K, Profit Sharing, Medical & Dental.Must live in or around the Starke area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional info or Pick up applications at 2222 N. Temple Ave, Unit 4 Any day till to 12:00pm CLASS-ACDL Flatbed Drivers Home on the weekends! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 866-823-0323 100Job Opportunities05534267OPS Craft Square Attendant Stephen FosterFolk Culture CenterState Park White Springs, Florida $9.00/hr Approx. 28 hours per week Operate cash register, answer visitor inquiries in a courteous and tactful manner in person and over the phone, sells and stocks merchandise, provides cleaning and maintenance of the Gift Shop and Craft Cabins and is self motivated. Special event planning and execution and demonstrator coordination are a must. Outstanding customer service is required as well as knowledge of basic arithmetic, computers and sales. Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends, some nights and holidays. Must be able to deal well in a seasonal high traffic area with high volume sales. Applications must be received by Wednesday, August 22nd. Mail or fax a State of Florida Employment Application to: Attn: Kelli Pipkins, Gift Shop/Craft Square Manager Stephen Foster State Park P.O. Box G White Springs, FL32096 Fax (386) 397-4262 Applications are available online athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com Resumes are not accepted unless accompanied with a State of Florida Employment Application. DEPonly hires US Citizens or authorized aliens and is an EEO / ADA/ VPemployer. Section 110.128, F.S. prohibits the employment of any male required to register with Selective Service System under the US Military Selective Service Act. 05534320Maintenance Manager needed for a chain of convenience stores. Comml Refrigeration Exp, & Universal EPACard reqd. Responsibilities include but not limited to Refigeration, Heat/Air, Plumbing, & Ele. Salary Neg. approx. $16-$18 hr depending on knowlege & exp. Applications avail at the Jiffy Store Office. 1102 Howard Street, East, Live Oak, FLor jif fyfoodstores.com. Please return application to the address listed above. CDLClass A Truck Driver Flatbed exp. for F/TSE area. 3 years exp or more. Medical benefits offered. Contact Melissa or Sandy@ 386-935-2773 DRIVERS Flat bed To run FL/GA/SC. CDLClass A, 3 yrs. current exp., Good MVR Benefits. Call Atlantic Truck Lines at (904) 353-4723, M-F (9-3). Full time position for a Medical Equipment delivery technician. Experience preferred but not required. Excellent pay & benefits. Send reply to Box 05094, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 INSTALLATION TECH Must have truck/van & basic tools. Will train. Send resume. email@example.com Manager with Sales Skills and Marketing Assistant Needed. Two Position Available For More Info Go To www.LakeCityFLJobs.com Part-time office help needed, possible future full-time opportunity. Phones,filing, organizational skills & basic QuickBooks experience required. Please call 935-3381 and ask for Jennifer. WANTED LEGALSECRETARY Experience Necessary, Medical Benefits Available. Fax resume to: 386-961-9956.
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, AUGUST19, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 4C 2004 Ford F350 DuallyLariat, crew cab, 61,000 miles.$17,900 obo 386-755-0653 100Job OpportunitiesPOPEYES has Management Opportunities, min 2 yrs fast food management exp. a must to be considered, hlth ins. & competitive salary avail. For consideration, call Richard @ 904-254-2666 or send resume to 121 N Main Blvd. RETAILAuditor S & S Office is hiring Afull-time Retail Auditor Duties include: Strong cost/ retail accounting, strong 10 key and excel experience needed. Benefits include: vacation, sick leave, credit union, profit sharing, dental, health and life insurance. Drug Free Workplace EOE. Apply in person at S & S Office 134 SE Colburn Ave., Lake City, FL32025 Sales Position Available for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Toyota Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 THE COLUMBIACOUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Rotation Wrecker List and for the CCSO Fleet Towing Annual Contract. Application packets may be picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri at the CCSO Operations Center located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Lake City, Florida. All applications must be received by 5pm August 30th 2012. Wee Care Too located at Windsong Apts Lake City Is looking for Professional VPK Qualified Teachers holding a CDA or Higher. Experience Necessary. Fax Resume to 754-2262 or Apply in person. 120Medical Employment05534216Advent Christian VillageCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 orvisit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Be your BEST, Among the BEST! CNA FT/PT/ long-term care setting Florida unrestricted certification & current CPR required; prior long-term care experience preferred. Must be committed to the highest quality of compassionate care. FTpositions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to on site day care and fitness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug Free Workplace/Criminal background checks required. 05534383LAKEBUTLER HOSPITAL Full -T ime Positions DIRECTOR OFNURSING Will be over ER, OR, and Med Surg Floor. Current RN License, Ward or Hospital Management Preferred. Teaching and/or Supervisory Exp. Preferred. ASST. DIRECTOR OF PATIENTACCTS. Exp. In Health Care Collections and Billing Required. Exp. in Hospital Patient Accts Highly Preferred. Prior Mgmt Exp. Preferred. RN Must be FLLicensed. AM & PM SHIFTS PRN Positions RN-Must be FLLicensed AM & PM Shifts OR/RN Circulator For further information, please visit our website: www.lakebutlerhospital.com (386) 496-2323 ext 9258 Fax (386) 496-9299 Equal Employment Opportunity/ Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. F/TMAor CNAneeded for busy primary care medical practice M-F. Must have experience. Fax resumes to 386-487-1232. MA to workFront/Back 30 hrs per week. Exp. Preferred in Ped and/or Family Practice. Experience giving injections & taking accurate vital signs. Good communications, documentation, assessment, and organizational skills. Fax 758-5628 240Schools & Education05534345Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class08/20/2012 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-09/10/12 LPN 09/10/12 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 330Livestock & SuppliesTRI-COLOR PAINT 8 YR Old Geilding $500.00 or Best Offer 386-365-6228 407Computers DELLComputer $75.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 DELLComputer $75.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture 3 piece living room furniture, good condition, sold by non-smokers, older couple. $200 SOLD 413Musical MerchandiseLudwig drums 8 pc, maple kit, w/ 7 zilgjian cymbals, iron cobra, double base pedal, like new. For details & photos 386-867-1173 420Wanted to Buy Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. $275 & up CASH! Free Pick Up! NO title needed !386-878-9260 After 5pm 386752-3648. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Chiefland Golf & Country Club Weekend Special Rates Play 18 holes, including cart on Sat and/or Sun after 12pm $20 per person Rates good through Sept. 30, 2012 Pro Shop 352 493 2375 450Good Things to EatGREEN PEANUTS For Sale Graded and washed. $30.00 a bushel. 386-752-3434 630Mobile Homes forRent2/1 Quiet & Clean, Private Landscaped ac. Carport, Deck, Patio, W&D, On Creek. No pets. NO UTILITYDEPOSITS. $500 mo. 1st +last, MUSTSEE 752-7027. Long term preferred. 3/2 SW, handicap accessible, Watertown area, $500 mth, $500 dep. Call for more info. 386-344-0144 MOBLE HOMEFOR RENT3BR/1.5 BAStiles Way off Price CreekContact 386-623-4213 640Mobile Homes forSaleBANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide 09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org BIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 2013 4/2 Jacobsen $47,995. Only 8 More at this Low Price! Cant go a dime cheaper! Del-setac-skirting and steps. North Pointe, Gainesville 352-872-5566. Hours Sat till 7 PM Sunday 10-3 DEALFELLTHROUGH! $55,900 Buys New 2012 Town Home 32x80 4/2 Entertainer home. YES $55,900 Delivered and Set on your property. Below Factory Cost. North Pointe, Gainesville. 352-872-5566. 640Mobile Homes forSaleResults Realty Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Well maintained mobile on 10 acres. 2 car covered carport. $77,900 MLS#79417 THIS MONTHSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 28x52 3/2 only $44,995 del-set-ac-skirting and steps. Not a dime lower. Best Price Pricing! Only 10 at this LOWPrice! North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call Today 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! Palm Harbor Village Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext 210 650Mobile Home & LandLease or sale Large 3/2 WMH 5 ac w/ shop, fenced yard, Tustenuggee Road 8 miles to LC. $900 mth. Contact Linda 386-344-3074 705Rooms forRent Room for Rent. Microwave, fridge, laundry, internet, private entrance/bath. Convenient. 386-965-3477 for information 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05534348Weve got it all!WINDSONG APTS 2/2 $5363/2 $573 *Free afterschool program386-758-8455 055343782/1, in town Fort White, Lg.Ft & bporch, Lg Liv/Kit/Din, Fenced byard, utils incl 1st +last+sec. No pet. Free WFI $725 mth 941-924-5183 2 bedroom, 2 bath on golf course, $695 mth Call Michelle 752-9626 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apts for rent in Live Oak. Call for price. Contact 386-623-3404 & 386-362-9806 2/1 w/garage & washer/dryer hookups. East side of town, Call for details 386-755-6867 2BR/2BAw/garage 5 minutes from VAhospital and Timco. Call for details. 386-365-5150 ALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Brandywine Apartments Now Renting 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A. 386-752-3033 W. Grandview Ave. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD Number 1-800-955-8771 Great area West of I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus Security. 386-965-3775 Gorgeous, Lake View 2br/1ba Apartment. CH/A $450. mo $530 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 TENANTS DREAM Newly remodeled, 2bd/1ba duplex with w/d hook up. Must see Call for details 386-867-9231 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentRooms forRent Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2BD /1.5BA Country, South of Lake City, private river access. w/boat ramp, 2 garages, clean, $625 mo. + sec. 386-590-0642 2BR/1BADUPLEX, Carport Off Branford Hwy $595. mo. $595. dep. Very clean. Call 386-752-7578 Available Sept. 1st3 /2. 1206 Macfarland Avenue. Non-smokers & no pets, $850 mth, $400 dep. Inquire, 904-813-8864. BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2 BA, 2 car garage, on 2 ac, 1,750 sqft Fort White 3 Rivers Estates $950 mo 1st+last +sec. Call 305-345-9907. 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 750Business & Office Rentals0553380517,000 SQ FT+ WAREHOUSE 7Acres of Land Sale $195,000, Rent $1,500 mo.Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor 05534377Fort White Newly Remodled. Multi use Comm Prop. Approx 850sqft. Elec & water incl. Free WFI $725 mth 941-924-5183. ForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. Weekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 760Wanted to Rent Looking to rent room w/in the next two months. for $150-$200 mth, utilties incl. Contact 260-246-4203 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping Horseshoe Beach Spcl Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock, fish sink. wkend $395./wk $895. 386-235-3633/352-498-5986 alwaysonvacation.com #419-181 Floridas Last Frontier 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. 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LIFE Sunday, August 19, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Taste Buddies go Hip Hopping Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTasteBuddiesLake City@gmail.com'/,)(O n the recom-mendation from Kimi Roberts, we visited one of Lake Citys newest eat-ing spots. HipHop Fish & Chicken Chicago Cuisine located at 352 N. Marion Ave. Lake City. Were not sure where the Chicago Cuisine name comes into play but we think youll Hip and Hop after eating here. This location has had sev-eral eating establishments located here in the past including Derricks. This is the spot that youll want to visit when your arteries are crying out for some lubrication as most things are fried. Having said that, anything fried here is abso-lutely delicious. We went on a Friday and by the time we left there was not an empty seat in the house. Its very clean and tidy and has excellent service. You order at the counter and they call your number when it is ready. Large glass dispensers contained old timey Tang, lemonade and tea and there was the usual soft drink dispenser. Mary Kay tried the Tang and said it brought back childhood memories, you know, astro-nauts. Lunch specials for $4.99 are bound to strike most peoples fancy. You can choose from Ocean Perch 3 pc., Whiting, 2 pc., Trout 2 pc., Chicken Tenders 4 pc., Chicken Legs, 5 pc,. Chicken wings 5 pc., Chicken Gizzards or Chicken Livers. All spe-cials come with fries, cole slaw, bread and a drink. There are many other items to choose from including fish, chicken, Cajun Grill, Burgers, Philly Cheese sandwiches, Buffalo or honey BBQ wings, Fish dinners, Shrimp or oyster dinners and you can choose any combo for $8.49. Making a decision of what to try was not easy but we settled on fried chicken breasts, wings, catfish nuggets and giz-zards. The sides we tried were the fried okra and fried eggplant. Meals were accompanied by cole slaw, fries and a slice of white bread (just like the old days). Everything that we tried was outstanding. Genie loved the chicken gizzards which proved to be tender and fried to perfection with a batter that was unusually good. In fact, the batter on every item was not just your usual egg/flour but this batter had a distinct flavor which we tried to dis-cern but came up really not sure what we were tasting. It did have a slight kick but in no way was it too hot. In fact we had hot sauce for dipping which made it even more delicious. The chickT he start of a new school year is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. And isnt it great when our kids enjoy their classes so much that they hop and skip all the way to school? Dont laugh. Ive seen it happen, especially with younger children who are fascinated with learning new things. Schools all over the country are keeping that fascination alive with the utilization of outdoor gardens and teaching areas. These outdoor areas are not only for plant and nature classes, but are used as a teaching tool for nearly every other school subject, as well. Social lessons are also learned in the garden as children work together and practice patience, responsibility, and coop-eration. Children learn and retain knowledge best when they can connect what they are learning to their own lives. Is there a better way to connect your-self to the world around you than be IN the world around you? Touching, feeling and smelling nature where you live, play and learn? You may have guessed it, but I wholeheartedly believe that this place-based learning keeps students involved and excited in their own education. First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been instru-mental in bringing the importance of school gardens to public awareness. Without home or school gardens, how could a young child understand the source of vegetables? It is true that many chil-dren dont know where the grocery store gets vegetables. We see it every year during fair time when stu-dents attend the Columbia County Extension Farm to Table event. Here they have the opportunity to see what vegetables look like as they come from the field. There are many things to consider before start-ing a teaching garden at home or at school; soil, sunlight, water source, volunteer helpers, seeds and material, equipment, safety, lessons, standards and strategies. But there are plenty of resources out there to help you get things started. http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/schoolgardens/ is an online resource with loads of valuable information. Please give me a call 752-5384 if you would like to start a teaching garden and have ques-tions. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu The return of school days an exciting time By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comO n the ninth floor of a Gainesville hospital, a Lake City woman and her mother wait patiently for a life-saving gift. B.J. Helton, 30, is fighting a rare hereditary genetic disorder called Alstrm Syndrome. The disorder has already claimed two of B.J.s siblings and weakened her heart and lungs. Now, B.J.s chance for a long, healthy life rests on a strangers heart and lung donation. She has to have this heart and lungs. I dont think well go home without it, said Mary Register, B.J.s mom on the transplant floor inside Shands at the University of Florida. The transplant has to match her blood and body type, but there is really no way to know the organ donation will come, she said. They say right now if I dont get the transplant, itll probably be a year or two of misery and Ill die, B.J. said. With the transplant she could live another 20 to 40 years. At the beginning of the month, doctors inserted a device to mea-sure B.J.s pulmonary pressures. Having the device put B.J. on the top of the national transplant list, her mom said. The goal, Register said, is to keep B.J. healthy and her pulmo-nary levels low so that when a transplant becomes available, B.J. is ready. There are little over 800 documented cases of Alstrm Syndrome in the world, she said. I had three of them, she said. Register and her ex-husband both passed the gene. B.J.s sister, Rebekah, died as a baby. Her brother Andrew battled the disorder until he was 29. He was just 15 months older than me and we went through everything together until he passed away, B.J. said. I watched him get sicker and sicker, she said. I think about him all the time, B.J. said. Despite pain and constant medication, B.J. Helton and Register have managed to bring character into the small room filled with medical devices and monitors. Light shines through colorful paper hands on the window. They have traced the hand of every nurse and doctor who has helped during their stay, Register said. Flowers, butterflies and turtles surround dozens of IV lines and medications on B.J.s pole cart. On a good day, B.J. can walk the hospital hallways seven times or go to the balcony to hear children playing outside at the nearby day care. Alstrm is characterized by loss of vision and hearing, a form of heart disease that weakens the heart muscle and medical problems with the liver, lungs, kidneys and bladder. B.J. is blind and wears hearing aids. If she wasnt in the hospital, shed enjoy Jet Skiing and horse-back riding. She has a degree in psychology and plans to get a mas-ters degree when she is healthy again. She would like to work with teenagers with learning disabilities. Our goal is to get us through this transplant so she can go back to school, Register said. Before being added to the national transplant list, you have to raise $5,000, Register said. You have to fundraise for transplants, a lot of people dont know that, Register said. With the help of friends, family and complete strangers, they were able to reach that goal in just three days, she said. Im thankful for what theyre doing, B.J. said. After the transplant, B.J. will have to stay close to Shands for daily testing for several weeks. B.J. will also need anti-rejection drugs for the rest of her life, which insurance does not cover, Register said. The family is raising money for the drugs and other expenses insurance wont cover, like trans-portation and an apartment near the hospital. They hope to raise $75,000. Register keeps family and supporters updated on B.J.s health with a Facebook group named Seeking BJs Heart. Overcoming more than most mothers can imagine, Register remains strong, hopeful and con-stantly by her daughters side. I have an awesome God. Without that, I dont have any-thing, she said. Register said she values the time she spends with B.J. while waiting for the transplant. When B.J.s health declined early this year, Register left her job of 10 years as a classified representative at the Lake City Reporter to be by B.J.s side. Her husband, Michael Register, works for the U.S. Postal Service and takes care of their three teen-agers in Lake City. Im just grateful that I can stay with her, she said. B.J. said her mom makes sure she has the best care. She under-stands what I need more than any-one else, she said. The family was in the process of moving to Live Oak, when Tropical Storm Debby flooded their new home. I lost a lot of memories, Register said. Yea, but we didnt lose any people, B.J. said while holding ice on a sore shoulder. Thats right. All that other stuff is just stuff, her mom replies. To make a donation for B.J.s transplant and recovery, visit her page on the National Foundation for Transplants Website at http://patients.trans-plants.org/bjhelton. B.J. Helton and her mother Mary Register pose for a pictur e Monday at Shands at the University of Florida. B.J., 30, is fighting a rare hereditary genetic disorder called Alstrm Syndrome that has weakened her hear t and lungs. Friends, family and strangers are helping the family raise money for anti-rejection drugs and other expenses as B.J. waits for an organ transplant.LAURA HAMPSON/ Lake City ReporterLake City woman waits on the gift of life BUDDIES continued on 3D
By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press SUTTONS BAY, Mich. Apple-pick ing, a cherished autumn tradition, is off to an early start in the Northeast and Upper Midwest as growers deal with aftershocks from wacky spring weather that ham mered fruit crops. A series of below-freezing nights in April zapped buds that had sprouted dur ing a rare summerlike stretch the previ ous month, decimating cherries, peaches and other tree fruits. While some apple orchards escaped relatively unscathed, many are producing only a small fraction of their normal output and some are com ing up empty. Michigan was hit especially hard. A harvest of perhaps 3 million bushels is expected, down from the usual 23 million or so, said executive director Diane Smith of the Michigan Apple Committee. The prolonged drought hasnt helped matters but isnt a leading cause of the drop-off, because apple trees have deep roots wellsuited to reaching groundwater, she said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the nationwide yield will be about 14 percent below last years and the smallest since 1986. A slight uptick in Washington, the top apple producer, and other Western states will help grocers compensate for the decline east of the Mississippi. Across the Great Lakes region, which includes four of the nations top 10 applegrowing states New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio fruit that sur vived is ripening weeks earlier than usual. Its happening in parts of New England as well. For people who enjoy visiting orchards to pick apples or stopping by a farm market to buy a bushel and a jug of cider on a crisp fall weekend, the message from growers is simple: If you wait too long, you may lose out. Keep an eye on your source and as soon as they get (apples), better get what you need because they will go fast, said Alan Spinniken, owner of Eagle View Farms near Suttons Bay, where a crew of migrant workers began stripping trees of a variety called Early Gold this week. Its a sign of the times that Spinniken, a fourth-generation fruit farmer in Michigans northwestern Lower Peninsula, feels for tunate despite losing about a third of his crop. Ive got some neighbors with nothing, he said, sifting through a large crate of yellow-skinned apples, many misshapen and unusually small. Early Golds will go to a processor and become applesauce. Spinniken expects his fresh-market varieties McIntosh, Ida Red, Rome to ripen by mid-September, at least two weeks ahead of schedule. Bob Gregory, who runs nearby Cherry Bay Orchards, plans to begin harvesting next week. His crop is a mixed bag, with Galas and Honey Crisps doing reason ably well but Jonagolds and McIntoshes languishing. This is the worst of the worst that weve ever seen in 42 years of farming, said Gregory, who expects perhaps two-thirds of a normal crop. Damage is heavier in southwestern Michigan, the states top apple-produc ing region, where 25 to 30 percent is a respectable showing this year. Joe Klein anticipates getting 5,400 bushels from his orchard 15 miles north of Grand Rapids, only about 7 percent of his normal harvest. His slimmed-down crew of pickers is get ting started about three weeks early. Some farm market operators are buying apples from neighbors or even other states so their fall customers wont go without. But people who prefer to pick their own may be out of luck. Erwin Orchards in Oakland County, just northwest of Detroit, announced on its website the orchard was bare. This is unlike any other season we have had in our U-Pick history, it said, adding that we should be able to obtain enough apples so that we can have apple cider available for your enjoyment. In New York, the second-ranking apple producer after Washington state, harvest ing is under way in the Hudson Valley up to two weeks earlier than usual. Pickers started harvesting Paula Reds and Ginger Golds last week on Karen Resingers farm in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The season is early, and I think every thing is going to be picked out early, she said. Farmers who fared best during the April freeze tended to have orchards on higher ground, where the air was slightly warmer than in valleys, said Amy Irish-Brown, a Michigan State University extension edu cator. Those who could afford it placed huge fans or propane heaters amid their trees. Some even hired helicopters to hover above the orchards, hoping the breezes they kicked up would push warm air closer to the ground enough to raise the temperature just a degree or two. Even as orchard operators salvage what they can, fickle weather remains a concern. Steve Louis began harvesting early variet ies this month on his farm 60 miles north west of Madison, Wis. Thanks to its hilltop location, hes doing considerably better than the statewide average yield, expected to be perhaps 80 percent below normal. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 GeGees Studio 758-2088 Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 By MICHELLE LOCKE For The Associated Press If ever there was an old-school comes tible with a fat chance at trendiness, lard would seem to be it. The name alone is enough to conjure up a frisson of dismay. Nonetheless, lard appears poised to make a comeback. Chefs have been championing lard for some time and some home cooks never gave it up and high-quality ver sions of the fat have become available from artisan producers. Meanwhile, the people behind Grit magazine have written the book on lard, to wit: Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmothers Secret Ingredient. The book, really came out of one of those crazy, fun, brainstorming ses sions, says Hank Will, editor-in-chief of Grit, which is based in Topeka, Kan., and focuses on American rural life. Editors were looking for a way to uti lize their huge recipe database and got to talking about how animal fats, particu larly those that arent highly processed, are making a comeback as research has switched the focus to trans fats as the bane of healthy eating. The result is 150 recipes gathered from more than 100 years of the magazine, including biscuits, fried chicken, pie crust and flour tortillas. For San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino, executive chef at Incanto restaurant and known for his nose-to-tail cooking, lard is a natural byproduct of his whole-animal approach. When were getting a very beautiful hog, we try to use every bit of it, he says. I think to do so is just the right thing. As a further refinement, he likes to keep dishes animal-specific, cooking chicken in chicken fat, pork in pig fat, etc. Neither Cosentino nor Will advocates eating huge amounts of lard; it is, after all, fat. But Will notes that it has less sat urated fat than butter and is unequaled for things like flaky pastry. Its like any fat, you dont want it to be a huge pro portion of your diet, but theres nothing wrong in getting at least part of your fat dose in lard. Not all lard is created equal, says Will, who recommends reading the fine print on the package to make sure youre getting lard that hasnt been heavily processed, i.e. bleached, deodorized and hydrogenated. Cosentino, of course, makes his own lard and Will says home cooks can buy pork fat from a butcher and render it (melt it to strain out any solids) in the oven without too much difficulty. The best lard comes from old-fashioned breeds of pigs prized for their fat as opposed to the modern, leaner animals and part of the lard resurgence has stemmed from small producers raising heritage breeds. In the kitchen, lard has hundreds of applications, says Cosentino. Its great for breakfast cooking. Lards good in pas tries, in dessert. And he has some sur prising uses for it, too, including a lard ice cream, and popcorn. Cooking popcorn in pork fat is amazing, he says. In Boston, chef Ken Oringer uses lard in all six of his restaurants, which include Clio and the tapas bar Toro. He adds it to dough for extra flakiness, including Jamaican patties served at Toro as a bar snack. Leaf lard (the highest grade of lard) is added to the dough along with some turmeric and the dough is then stuffed with oxtails. Chefs, home cooks going whole hog Rocky Mountain Green Beans made with lard make an enticing pick. ASSOCIATED PRESS Alan Spinniken examines Early Gold apples in his orchard near Suttons Bay, Mich. Great Lakes apple harvest off to early start ASSOCIATED PRESS Celebrations Family celebrates 100th and 1st birthdays Maxine Lackey shares her 100th birthday today with her twin great-grandsons, who also celebrate their first birthday on Aug. 19. Pictured are Marshall Farnell (left to right), Lackey and Mason Farnell. The twins are the sons of Amanda and Jonathan Farnell. COURTESY
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 3D'/,)(en tenders were almost melt in your mouth good. They were tender and juicy and maybe some of the best weve eaten. Catfish and chicken wings were also outstanding. Obviously, everything was good but the okra deserves a special star. A very plentiful serving again had the distinctive batter and was served piping hot. It was absolutely the best. Desserts of red velvet cake, chocolate cake, carrot cake and New York cheese cake are available for $2.59. We were not able to even sample these after all the gener-ous size servings. We ran into a VA friend that was picking up an order and Genie gave him a sample of the fried gizzards. We got his vote of approval and he said he would be ordering those the next time. By the way, we took home lots of leftovers as the servings are very generous and too good not to have for a snack later. After our lunch, all we needed was a rocking chair and a nap. HipHop does make deliveries to businesses with $30 mini-mum orders. If you are hav-ing a party, you might want to consider some of the chicken by the piece offerings. 20 piece wings, legs or a mix $13.99, 30 pieces $19.99, 40 pieces $24.99, 50 pieces $29.99, 75 pieces $42.99 or 100 pieces $54.99. There are other by the piece items if you are interested in fish (perch, whiting, trout or a mix). We both agreed that this is a great addition to Lake Citys food scene. We really encour-age our readers to give this one a try and to continue sup-porting all our locals restau-rants. HipHop telephone num-ber is 386 961-0003. They are open 7 days a week. Monday Thursday 10am to 11pm, Friday Saturday 10am to 12am and Sunday 11am to 9pm. TASTE BUDDIES: Go Hip Hopping Continued From Page 1DBy KIM COOKFor The Associated PressKids are often enthralled with the wild kingdom, so its fun to do their rooms with animal-themed decor. And you can think beyond the standard, kittycat wall border or dino bedding; some of todays designs have a sophistication that will please style-minded parents, too. So to quote Maurice Sendak, Let the wild rumpus begin! Dwell Studio: This bastion of chic kids decor offers deer, triceratops, unicorn and zebra papier-mch wall art that could easily inhabit any room in the house. Owl and unicorn shower curtains are rendered in Dwells signature muted-color palette. Here too are French textile designer Paule Marrots high style, textural giclee bird paintings on linen. (www.dwellstudio.com, papier-mch, $76; shower curtains, $66; Paule Marrot wall art, $2,200) Ferm Living: Folk-arty silhouettes are the story at this Scandinavian design house. There are friendly tiger, owl and octopus poly-filled cush-ions and mobiles, a sweet group of bird-shaped cushions, and a snake in fun, stripy organic hues. An unlikely yet whimsical Animal Tower decal stacks a rooster on a giraffe on a dog on a horse on an elephant wall art sure to inspire some fantastical storytelling. (www.fermlivingshop.com, cushions, $34.25 and up; mobiles, $45.75; Animal Tower, $110) RoomMates: Silhouette decals including monkeys, pelicans, turtles and more come packaged together ready to affix in whatever creative narra-tive strikes your fancy. There are realistic dinosaurs as well, packaged in multiples. (www.roommatesde-cor.com, animal decals, $71.49; dinos, $14.49) Little Lion Studio: Based in Montreal, Leonardo Cortes creates quiet, whimsical-sleepscape wall decals. A family of koalas snoozes in eucalyptus branches; a big yet benign whale takes a little sailboat for a ride. A watchful mommy giraffe can be positioned over the crib, with baby giraffe on the other side. Cortes simple and charming style is reminiscent of that of Babars creator, Laurent de Brunhoff. (www.leolittlelion.etsy.com, whale, $45.02; koalas, $81.54 and up; giraffes, $97.03) Restoration Hardware: Vintage illustrations of rhinos, camels and lions will have children dream-ing of exploring Africa. (www.rhbabyandchild.com, artwork, $439) Rug Company: London-based designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby choose to depict animals the way they behave in the wild, so their Fishes rug features a school of swimmy friends, while a slithering serpent makes his way across the Snake rug. (www.therugcompany.com, $5,508 each) Mimi Lou: In a past life, Miriam Derville was an advertising exec for high-end fragrances. But when she started drawing versions of her chil-drens stuffed animals on their bedroom walls, people took notice, and Mimi Lou was born. Shes created a charming collection of wall stickers featuring elephants, mice, penguins, bears and a menagerie of creatures with French flair. (www.mimilou-shop.fr, $52 and up) By DEAN FOSDICKFor The Associated PressMidto late summer is prime time for gardeners a last chance to grow a second batch of fresh vegetables before the plant-killing frosts arrive. Add a few protective enclosures, such as cold frames, overhead sheets and hoops, and the harvest can be extended until Thanksgiving and beyond. The goal is to have fully grown, ready-to-pick plants that basically store themselves in the garden throughout the fall, so you can pick them as you need them over a long, sustained garden season, said Renee Shepherd, founder of Renees Garden Seeds in Felton, Calif. You can plant many of the coolweather crops from seed if you time it properly, she said. That means choosing fast-maturing varieties that can develop ahead of the average date for the first hard frost. Row covers for plant protection can always help extend the season when cold weather comes early, but if you plan and plant at the proper time, your fall harvests still will be abun-dant, Shepherd said. Think ahead though, because many neighborhood nurseries close or have picked-over inven-tories after the rush for spring supplies has ended. Some of the specialty garden centers and nurseries bring in extra plants for the fall, but you may have to purchase from another source and that takes some planning, said David Hillock, an extension consumer horticulturist with Oklahoma State University. Before planting a second crop, turn the soil and refresh it. Fertilize to restore nutrients lost to the spring varieties. And be sure to water. The ground is hot in August, and new plants must get plenty of water, especially while getting started. Anything you can do to help conserve soil moisture should be done, said Rosie Lerner, a consumer horticulturist with Purdue University Cooperative Extension. Organic mulches cool the soil and decrease the need for moisture, a big plus when starting over in the sum-mertime. There may be some overlap between spring and fall gar-dens. Some beans and toma-toes might remain, perhaps things that will ripen in cooler weather, Hillock said. But the typical fall garden crops tend to be more frost-tolerant. Tender plants that usually stop growing or die after being nipped by frost include celery, eggplant, lima beans, cucum-bers and summer squash. Second-season crops capable of shrugging off several fall frosts especially if covered by inexpensive plastic tents and warmed with light bulbs include broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, kale, spinach and tur-nips. Here in Oklahoma, we have people harvesting tomatoes well into December if they have them covered, Hillock said. And dont forget herbs. Thyme is the hardiest, along with sage, parsley and oregano. There are other advantages to gardening in autumn: Fewer pests and insects are around, Hillock said. Temperatures are cooler with the fall rains. Disease isnt as frequent as it is with the springtime plants but you do have to keep an eye out. By DAVID McFADDENAssociated PressQUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANIC PARK, Cayman Islands The blue iguana has lived on the rocky shores of Grand Cayman for at least a couple of million years, preening like a miniature turquoise dragon as it soaked in the sun or shel-tered inside crevices. Yet having survived everything from tropi-cal hurricanes to ice ages, it was driven to near-extinction by dogs, cats and cars. Now, though, a breeding program some see as a global model has worked better than any had hoped to dream for a species that numbered less than a dozen in the wild just a decade ago, preyed upon by escaped pets and struggling to survive in a habitat eroded by the advance of human settlement. Roughly 700 blazing blue iguanas breed and roam free in pro-tected woodlands on the eastern side of Grand Cayman, a 22-mile-long (35-kilometer-long) speck in the western Caribbean that is the only place where the critically endangered animals are found in the wild. The kind of results that weve gotten show that its practical and realistic to say you can restore a population of iguanas from practi-cally nothing, just so long as you can capture the genetic variety from the beginning, said Fred Burton, the unsalaried director of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program, a partnership linking the islands National Trust to local and overseas agencies and groups. In a corner of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, the founders, or genetically diverse, wild iguanas captured for the breeding program, mate when the mood strikes in 40-foot-wide pens featuring the rocks, shrubs and trees of their natural habitat. One couple, dubbed Mad Max and Biter, are free to roam out-side the pens, scampering after ripened noni, a pungent, potato-sized fruit. On a recent day at the 65acre garden and woodland pre-serve, the adult iguanas were shedding skin, which resembles thin, dry paper, revealing a brilliant turquoise underneath. The primarily herbivorous creatures, which have crimson eyes, grow to roughly five feet (1.5 meters) long, weigh over 25 pounds and are at their bluest when they get excited. Near the breeding pens, woodand-wire cages hold the founders young descendants, which are outfitted with transponder tags embedded beneath their skin. The iguanas are only released into the botanical park and the 625-acre (253-hectare) Salina Reserve after they reach two years of age and are big enough to defend themselves from rats, snakes and most feral cats. Burton and others concluded in 2001 that young blue igua-nas should be released into the wild next to rough-hewn wooden shelters with tight passageways that mimic the rock holes and tree cavities where they naturally shelter from predators. The first year of that experiment, 100 per-cent of the young survived. When we started, we didnt know anything, so for years we just let the iguanas loose and wed never see half of them again. A year after we came up with this very low-tech method of anchoring iguanas to the park, we found all of them were still living, Burton said, adding that young iguanas soon outgrow the wooden shelters and hardwired behavior kicks in, driving them to make homes without any assis-tance Arthur C. Echternacht, a professor of ecology and evolution-ary biology at the University of Tennessee, said the Grand Cayman program has succeed-ed by building unusually strong relationships with international scientists as well as support from local politicians and citizens. He also credits the tenacity and orga-nization of Burton, a soft-spoken man who has been a steward of the Cayman Islands environ-ment since he moved to the U.K. Caribbean territory in 1979. Although Fred can seem to be a rather low-key, unexcitable Brit, he is passionate about the igua-nas, very persuasive, and incredibly persistent, Echternacht said in an email. Early on, Burton sought and received the assistance of inter-national conservation groups, zoos and businesses in the effort. Financing and expertise, includ-ing veterinary support from the organizations has furthered the programs success. John Binns, of the Tucson, Arizona-based International Reptile Conservation Foundation, said the basic infrastructure and steady focus of the Blue Iguana Breeding Program is really a model on how to correctly restore a species year after year. When the program started in 1990, most Caymanians didnt even realize that the island was home to an imperiled reptile spe-cies. Confusing matters, invasive green iguanas, escapees from the pet trade, are flourishing in Grand Cayman and can be seen across the island. Now, with growing pride in the blue iguanas rebound, the reptile has inspired stuffed toys, bobble-head dolls and other souvenirs. Visitors landing at the airport are greeted by a poster showing a blue iguana with the words: His ancestors have been here for 2 million years. A blue iguana dubbed Gorgeous George grac-es the cover of the islands phone book, while tourists go on blue iguana safaris. But not all has been smooth sailing for the breeding program. In May 2008, about a half-dozen blue iguanas were killed in their pens, prompting a police inves-tigation that netted no suspects. The iguanas were found stomped and gouged, and Burton said humans, possibly with a pet dog, were almost certainly behind the massacre. Two females had been preparing to lay eggs to help the species repopulate. Burton said it was an acid reminder that not everything could go the programs way, even while it enjoyed broad support among most Caymanians. To pro-tect the iguanas, the breeding pens are now ringed by a fence and barbed wire. Other researchers have been able to breed captive blue igua-nas far from their native environ-ment, though they cannot match the success of the program at home. The overseas program is partly a hedge to make sure the imperiled reptiles genetic foot-print survives any calamity. Nearly 50 adult and juvenile blue iguanas live in 14 U.S. zoos and aquariums, which are con-sidered partners of the breed-ing program, according to Tandora Grant, of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Ten more hatchlings are due to be born soon, she said. In Europe, two blue iguanas live in the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, the key to restoring the endangered species remains in its native habitat of Grand Cayman, where Burton hopes to have 1,000 blue iguanas living in the wild, perhaps as early as 2015. Once we hit 1,000 and we have a good genetic range out there we can just let the igua-nas handle things themselves out in the wild without us mess-ing around with all this complex genetic planning, Burton said at the park. Caymans imperiled blue iguanas on the rebound Roughly 700 blue iguanas breed and roam free in prote cted woodlands on the eastern side of Grand Cayman in the western Caribbean that is the only place where the cr itically endangered animals are found in the wild. ASSOCIATED PRESS Late-summer veggies can be a good thingGoal is to have plenty of ready to pick and easy to store plants. Using animal-themed kids decor
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DEAR ABBY: I have been with my wonderful boyfriend for almost five years, and we have a 4-year-old daughter together. The problem is, his parents are hoarders. Their house is a disaster. Its falling apart from the inside out. My daughter has just been diagnosed with a severe allergy to mold. I dont like her to go to their house, but they adore her and want to spend time with her. I dont know what to do! I have tried talking to my boyfriend about it, but hes in complete denial about his parents situation and says Im overreacting. I dont want to hurt their feelings. Help, please! -AT A LOSS IN TEXAS DEAR AT A LOSS: The loving grandparents can spend time with the child at your home rather than theirs. Schedule an appointment with your daughters pedia-trician or allergy specialist for you and your boyfriend. Because your daughter has severe allergies, he needs to understand what that means and how serious her allergic reactions could become. If your daughter is allergic to mold, she also may be severely allergic to other things. ***** DEAR ABBY: My daughter was recently married in our hometown. Although she was born and raised here, shes now liv-ing in another state, so it was a destination wedding for many of the invitees. It wasnt a large affair -only 60 people attended. I received an email today from an old friend who was surprised to hear about the wedding and wanted to know why she wasnt invited. Im at a loss as to how to respond. Is there a polite way to respond to her? -MOTHER OF THE BRIDE DEAR MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: For the woman to ask why she wasnt on the guest list was, indeed, rude. A polite response would be to tell her the wedding was very small -family and only a few friends were invited -but youll be sure to let her know when the grandchildren start arriving. *****DEAR ABBY: Years ago, my sister developed a freckle-sized spot on her arm that was diagnosed as skin cancer. She was treated, and nothing more came of it. Recently, she has been telling people shes a can-cer survivor and partici-pating in survivor walks. I applaud her willingness to help and be involved, but it seems shes comparing herself to people who have undergone breast cancer, chemo, loss of family mem-bers and worse. Are my family and I being overly critical? Or is there some way we can make her realize that what she has gone through is not nearly as devastating as the expe-riences of those who have truly survived this ordeal? -BROTHER DAVE IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR BROTHER DAVE: Yes, you are being overly critical. Your sister is lucky it wasnt life-threaten-ing. If she wants to partici-pate in cancer fundraisers, she has earned the right to be there. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dont push the people around you. Strive to do the work and reap the rewards. Waiting for others to catch up is wasteful, stressful and not cost-efficient. 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Your intuition is spot-on, and greater involve-ment with someone you think is special will enable you to reach your life goals. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dont waste time if there is something you want to do or some-one you want to pursue. Whether you are trying to close a deal or start a part-nership that contributes to your future, the people you encounter will play an important role. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Protect your interests and avoid anyone trying to dump additional responsibilities in your lap. Focus on your own projects and invest in something that is directly linked to your goals. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Move forward with your plans, but stick to your budget. Spending more time at home or mak-ing a move that will add to your comfort, creativity and friendships should be your intent. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dont be disconcerted by what someone says. Stick to facts and you will discover the truth. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012 '/,)(By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. Kentuckys age-old bour-bon sector welcomed a big-city newcomer to an exclu-sive club on Thursday, adding Lexingtons first new distillery in more than a century to the popular Kentucky Bourbon Trail of such venerable names as Jim Beam and Wild Turkey. Alltechs Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., maker of Town Branch bourbon, will join the Bourbon Trail with its planned opening of a new $6 million distillery next month. The company, which also produces beer and malt whiskey, has been making its bourbon for several years across the street at another facil-ity. Town Branch is made in small batches and its sales amount to drops in the bucket compared to Jim Beam. But Alltechs new limestone distillery close to downtown Lexington will take its place alongside the worlds best-known bourbons as part of the trail that has matured into a popular tourist attraction in Kentucky. Life is about excitement and life is about passion, and we are very passionate to be part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, said Pearse Lyons, Alltechs founder and president. The occasion was marked with a toast from Lyons and sips of Town Branch. The brand is named after the stream that runs under downtown Lexington, where many original distillers drew their water supply. It pur-portedly inspired the term bourbon and branch for a bourbon mixed with water. With glass still in hand, Lyons then led a tour of the visitors center and new distillery. The 20,000-square-foot distillery fea-tures glass walls on three sides to showcase two copper stills and several fermentation tanks. Two of the tanks are open at the top, allowing visitors to see and smell the bour-bon being made. The Bourbon Trail was created in 1999, inspired by the tourism and mar-keting inroads made in Californias wine country and Scotlands whiskey trails. The trail meanders across scenic parts of small-town central Kentucky. The stops are at such sig-nature distilleries as Four Roses and Wild Turkey near Lawrenceburg, Heaven Hill at Bardstown, Jim Beam at Clermont, Makers Mark at Loretto and Woodford Reserve near Versailles. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said in a state-ment that Kentucky bour-bon is a red-hot industry, and predicted that add-ing a Lexington stop on the Bourbon Trail would attract even more visitors to check out a signature Kentucky product. Distilleries along the trail have recorded more than 2 million visits in the past five years, including 450,000 last year, accord-ing to Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers Association. Visitors have come from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Kentucky produces 95 percent of the worlds bourbon supply, and the industry is enjoying boom times. Kentucky distill-eries are investing nearly $220 million in equipment, aging warehouses and other facilities. Bourbon makers are exporting nearly 30 million gallons of whiskey to 125 coun-tries. Bourbon production has risen more than 115 per-cent since 1999, with the popularity of pricier small-batch and single-barrel brands leading the way. Kentucky has more barrels of bourbon aging in warehouses than it does people. And the industry pumps an estimated $2 bil-lion into Kentuckys econ-omy each year. A healthy, thriving bourbon industry is good for our economy, good for our communities and good for our commonwealth, said Jeff Conder, board chairman of the Kentucky Distillers Association. By MICHAEL HILLAssociated PressALBANY, N.Y. You may now chug with the bride. Toasting the bride and groom with Champagne is de rigueur. But recently, couples hip (or is that hops?) to craft beers are shaking up the wedding recep-tion scene by insisting on serving the brews they love on their big day, every-thing from local ales to home brews con-cocted by the bride and groom. Its not unusual for stouts and pilsners to flow at receptions or for rehearsal dinners to feature beer flight tastings of different craft brews. The high-end Baltimore caterer Chefs Expressions offers hors doeuvres consisting of a shot glass of beer and a burger slider. One couple even set up tasting stations with beers from around the world, said Anja Winikka, site editor of TheKnot.com. Another couple who met in the Yukon served beer from Yukon Brewing in an ice-packed canoe. When Julie Ho and Ben Rinn of New York City wed in April, they chose craft beers representing their Texas roots (Shiner Bock) and their college years at Johns Hopkins University (from local brewer Brewers Art). A lot of weddings with beer you have your Coors Lights and your Bud Lights out, said Ho, who hired Chefs Expressions for the wedding at Johns Hopkins stately Peabody Library. We definitely wanted to have good beers out because we do enjoy drinking good beer. And then we also wanted to make sure we included what we like. Theres little danger Champagne will get knocked off its bridal throne, but the craft brew buzz running through the wedding scene is yet another sign that beer once a workingmans beverage sold in pop-top cans has successfully transformed into a respectable artisanal beverage suitable for nuptial toasts. Americans have warmed up to hoppier, tangier brews, and the volume of craft beer produced nationwide has jumped 83 percent since 2005, according to the Brewers Association, a trade group. Crucially, craft beers also have proven more female friendly. Unlike mainstream beer makers who spend millions on commercials featuring man-children and their improbably hot girlfriends the small-batch brews offer artisanal over-tones and endless flavors. But while craft beer has been making inroads for years, wedding industry people have really noticed its presence increasing in the last year or two. Winikka explained that the tradition-bound wed-ding industry tends to be slow to latch on to trends. She also noted that more cou-ples are paying for their own weddings, and thus are less bound to expectations of what others want. Plus, beer is really fun.What youre seeing is that instead of the signature cocktail like the fruity, weird martini thing that a lot of people were doing five, 10 years ago couples are saying, Thats not really our style, so were going to do a beer flight at our cocktail hour, Winikka said. Winikka, who is getting married in May, plans to have a beer flight at her own rehearsal dinner. Like Ho and Rinn, she and her fiance chose local beers that reflect their lives. Beers will represent where she grew up in Arizona, went she met her fiance in Kansas and where the couple lives in Brooklyn. The brides and grooms demanding local brews are no different from the growing number of Americans scouting farmers market for local corn and grass-fed beef. And just as it has become easier to source food locally, it has become easi-er to find a local brewery. Jerry Edwards of Chefs Expressions points out that unlike wine, good beer can be made anywhere. In Chicago, that means couples asking for beverages from hometown brewers like Metropolitan Brewing and Goose Island, said Dan Scheuring, event service manager of Blue Plate catering. When talking to the clients they want to bring in that one Chicago wow factor for their out-of-town guests, Scheuring said. And some craft brewers are starting to take note of the trend. In Albany, C.H. Evans Brewing Co. has a beer trailer suitable for pulling up to wedding receptions. Brewers Alley in Maryland offers a Wedding Alt (an altbier is a German-style brown ale) in bottles that can be customized with the newlyweds names. And last month, the nations largest craft brewer, the makers of Samuel Adams beer, offered for one day only a Brewlywed Ale. It was sold in wine-sized bottles with a sparkling wine-style cork. Cant find the perfect beer to have and to hold on your wedding day? You can always brew your own. Chris Lehr and his fiancee Robin made five different beers for their wed-ding in Austin, Texas, last year. This required a marathon 16-hour brewing day and for Lehr to truck in his kegera-tor (a small refrigerator built to hold a beer keg and fitted with a tap on top) to the reception. Guests toasted the couple with Champagne while the wedding party toasted with a brown ale from northern California. But otherwise the alcohol choices were all barley-based: pale ale, India pale ale, German-style kolsch and honey hibiscus wit. They also gave away bottles of homemade porter. Everyone loved it. We had a few early evening casualties of people peeling off quickly because they over-enjoyed it. Lehr said. But all in all, we had no complaints. Lexington distiller joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Alltech President Pearse Lyons raises his glass to offe r a toast on Thursday in Lexington, Ky., as Alltechs Lexin gton Brewing & Distilling Co. joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The tra il featuring seven distilleries has become a popular to urist attraction. ASSOCIATED PRESS Brewing up love: Weddings tap craft beer craze Groom Chris Lehr pours beer into a champagne glass a t his wedding reception held at House on the Hill in Austin, Texas. Chris and his bride Robin made four different beers, including a 16-hour brewing marathon day to make 45 gallons, for the ir wedding. ASSOCIATED PRESS