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CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Kimmel joins late night fight. 88 68 Thunderstorms WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A Local man shot to death by police By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man was shot and killed early Tuesday when police said he pulled a gun on officers responding to a 911 call. Jeramey Sweeny, 30, a resident in the Windsong Apartment complex in Lake City, died in the confrontation. Lake City Police officers responded to a 911 distress call at 2:27 a.m. Tuesday at 2720 SW Windsong Circle in the large apartment complex. Apartment 203 in Building 5 was Sweenys residence, according to police. It was unclear the nature of the 911 call beyond there being some type of disturbance. Steve Shaw, Lake City Police Department pub-lic information officer, did not give the specific nature of the disturbance call. He said distur-bance calls can be anything from an argument to a fight, but gener-ally its an argument. Shaw said authorities received the 911 call at 2:27 a.m. and arrived at the apartment at 2:28 a.m. My understanding is that the 911 call came from within the apartment, he said. Officers Brian Bruenger, Garrett Register and Sgt. Larry Shallar responded to the disturbance call. As Bruenger, Register and Shallar approached the door, Sweeny reportedly exited the apartment with a handgun and pointed it at the officers. Bruenger alerted the other two officers to Sweeny having a handgun and he drew his issued service weapon and fired at Sweeny, killing him iPad glad From staff reportsThird Circuit State Attorney Robert L. Skip Jarvis misused three confidential databases during the past 18 months to check background information on his politi-cal opponents, several individuals in the region and his family members, according to findings compiled by a special prosecutor in the case. The full details of the case presented by Fifth Circuit State Attorney Brad King, a special appointee to the case by Gov. Rick Scott, were released in a nine-page syn-opsis on Tuesday afternoon. King revealed the details of what he would have pre-sented to a Leon County grand jury on Tuesday. Jarvis was not charged with anything. He said he is innocent in all matters. Jarvis avoided being called in front of the grand jury on Monday by taking a deal offered him by King to withdraw his can-didacy for re-election and agree never to seek the elected office again. As part of the deal, Jarvis is allowed to remain in office for the remainder of his term that ends in December, but his certifications to review secure databases were revoked by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, (Above) Language arts teacher Helen Pattison teaches a lesson to her seventh-grade students who will be utilizing new iPads for the entire year. Through educational apps, teachers can send slide show presentations, notes, assignments and other tools to their students all at once. (Right) Alexandra Bedoya (left), 12, and Katia Belibasis, 12, use the app GoSkyWatchP to view the stars and the constella-tions, which appear in their current positions as they move their devices around them in real-time. Democratssearch forreplacementcandidate By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFlorida Democratic Party officials plan to have a replacement candidate compete for the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorney post after the incumbent, Robert L. Skip Jarvis, withdrew from the race Monday. The party is actively working to find a candidate, said A. Brannon Jordan, Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman. The Democratic Executive Committees in the seven-county circuit have five days from receipt of the states letter to call a meeting and send the name of a replace-ment candidate to the state party. When one candidate is selected, the candidates name will be sent to the Division of Elections. By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comA new school supply created a buzz of excitement as Epiphany Catholic School middle-schoolers returned from summer break. This year, 38 students in sixth through eighth grade were equipped with an Apple iPad 2, a touch-screen com-puter, as part of a pilot pro-gram among schools in the Diocese of Saint Augustine. Weve all been waiting for this since summer, said Olivia Anschultz, a seventh-grader at Epiphany, while using her iPad on the first day of school Thursday. A grant from Shelter Hill Foundation and Speedwell Foundation paid for 60 per-cent of the equipment and Net Texts provided free use of their application, said Epiphany Principal Rita Klenk. Two Catholic schools in Jacksonville were also select-ed for the grant. Epiphany was selected because the area is considered rural, she said. Theres a benefit to being one of the smallest and most rural schools in the diocese, Klenk said. While some schools use iPads just to read eBooks and digital content, Epiphany will use Net Texts, where teach-ers can create their own les-sons and use existing courses, she said. Students will access the app on their iPad to view courses filled with videos, slideshows, text, audiobooks, and Web links. Students can also take notes on their iPads, use a host of educational apps and take pictures. The school will still incorporate some textbooks into lessons, Klenk said. The school installed wireless internet capabilities over the summer so students can connect to the Internet in classrooms, she said. They are just really, really excited about it, said lan-guage arts teacher Helen Pattison. Pattison said she used an iPad in the classroom last year, but students are more excited to have the technol-ogy in their own hands. In other grades levels at the school, teachers have iPads to use during lessons, Klenk said. Students signed an eightpage acceptable use policy form and staff will meet with parents about the devices before students begin bring-ing the iPads home, Klenk said. There will be no Angry Birds coming back the first day they take it home, she said, referring to a popular game. Many students are already familiar with the technology and are not afraid to play with the devices to figure out all they can do, she said. Klenk said Epiphany is likely the only school in the area where students have their own iPad to bring home each night. Epiphany students said they think using the latest technology will help them in the future. It actually makes learning easier, said Callie Pierce, Epiphany seventh-grader. Suspect confronted officers with gun prior to incident. Sweeny Nine-page synopsis byspecial prosecutor reveals several items of concern. SHOOTING continued on 6A JARVIS continued on 6A DEMOCRATS continued on 6AJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterExecutive committees in seven-county circuit have five days to choose. Two schools in Jacksonville also part of program. Vol. 138, No. 150 COMING THURSDAY Local News Roundup. Jarvis Jarvis may have misused databases Epiphany first to use electronic textbooks
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By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 NIV Thought for the Day I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw. Willie Mays TALLAHASSEE Timothy Osterhaus is Floridas new solicitor gen eral. Attorney General Pam Bondi named Osterhaus, who had been deputy solici tor general since 2007, to the top spot on Tuesday. Osterhaus replaces Scott Makar, who was appointed to the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee by Gov. Rick Scott. The solicitor general represents the state before appellate courts includ ing the Florida and U.S. supreme courts. In connection with his appointment, Osterhaus also will hold the Richard W. Ervin Eminent Scholar Chair and serve as a visiting professor at Florida State Universitys law school. Osterhaus graduated from King College and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. Makar replaced Judge Paul Hawkes who resigned amid ethics allegations related in part to his role in building an expensive new courthouse. Zimmerman: no medical records ORLANDO The for mer neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin is objecting to prosecutors request for his medical records. George Zimmerman asked a judge this week to stop a subpoena for his medical records. A hearing is set for Friday. Zimmerman says the request is too broad and will include information that is irrelevant. The medical information would be made public if it is released to prosecutors under Floridas discovery rules. Zimmerman is asking that the judge review the medical records and decide which, if any, should be released. Hes charged with sec ond-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Martin during a confronta tion last February in a gated community in suburban Orlando. He has pleaded not guilty and is claiming self-defense. Orlando giving away 5 houses ORLANDO Want a free house? Talk to offi cials in Orlando who are trying to get rid of five semi-historic houses as they prepare to expand Lake Eola Park. The Orlando City Council decided Monday to the $8.5 million pur chase of 1.36 acres of property to expand the downtown park. The Orlando Sentinel reports the prospective owners of the houses will have to foot the bill to move them. 2 men sentenced for illegal lobsters Key West A federal judge has sentenced two Florida Keys men for illegally harvesting spiny lobsters. The Miami Herald reports the judge ruled Monday that Michael W. Kimbler should spend nine months in jail and serve one year of proba tion. Michael Blarnd didnt receive jail time because he helped with the investiga tion, but will serve a year of probation. The judge ordered both men to turn over their boats. The Herald reports the men admitted trying to lure lobsters by placing artificial habitats in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The newspaper reports the men used a commercial dive endorsement from a third party to sell the lob sters to a wholesale dealer in Key West. The men have removed the artificial structures at their own expense. Police find topless babysitter MELBOURNE A central Florida babysitter is behind bars after police found her topless and inco herent in a hotel parking lot. Melbourne police were investigating calls that a child was alone Thursday night. They found the 5year-old boy playing video games with the hotel staff. He said his mother had gone to the casino and left him with a babysitter. Police found 47-year-old Stacey Kerres lying topless in the middle of the parking lot and said she appeared lethargic and incoherent as she struggled to talk. According to police reports, she told officers she didnt know where the child was. Florida Today reports Kerres was charged with child neglect. The Department of Children and Families is investigating. No attorney was listed for Kerres. Bondi names Osterhaus state solicitor general n Associated Press LOS ANGELES Jimmy Kimmel Live is moving into the thick of the late-night fight against Jay Leno and David Letterman, ABC said Tuesday, bumping Nightline from its long time perch. Starting in January, Kimmels talk show will shift from 12:05 a.m. Eastern to the 11:35 p.m. Eastern time slot long held by the news magazine, tak ing advantage of Kimmels ratings growth and the potential for greater ad revenue, the network said. Cruise-Holmes divorce closed NEW YORK The Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce case is closed. Court records filed in a New York City court indi cate the case was closed Monday. Holmes and Cruise said in July they had reached an agreement less than two weeks into their head line-dominating divorce case. Their lawyers and representatives wouldnt disclose details. The couple were mar ried in Italy in 2006. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Suri. CMA nominations to be announced NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Country Music Association Awards will be bringing a little twang to the big city when nomina tions are announced next month. Country superstars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum plan to reveal nominees in five categories on ABCs Good Morning America on Sept. 5. Theyll finish off the list later that morning at The Hard Rock Cafe in New Yorks Times Square. Its the first time the nominations have been announced entirely in New York since 2005. The tie-in with the Big Apple is a nat ural. While New York has no country music radio station, its still the genres best-selling region in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 46th annual CMA Awards will be broadcast Nov. 1 live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host. Dick Van Dyke to get SAG Life award LOS ANGELES Dick Van Dyke will receive the Screen Actors Guilds highest honor: The Life Achievement Award. Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists co-president Ken Howard made the announcement Tuesday. He called Van Dyke an enormously talented per former whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment. The 86-year-old enter tainer will receive the honor at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards cer emony in January. Jimmy Kimmel hosts his late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC says its moving Jimmy Kimmel Live into the thick of the late-night fight against Jay Leno and David Letterman. ASSOCIATED PRESS n Associated Press
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BROWN email@example.com Community redevelop ment advisory members approved a motion to move forward on bringing the North Florida Broadband Authority to the old Powers Building in downtown Lake City at the CRA meeting on Tuesday night. The board moved to fund a phase one environmental assessment of the building, a necessary step before negotiations take place, city manager Wendell Johnson said on Tuesday. This project is very important for downtown renovation, he said. Johnson called the build ing the most important building for the renovation of downtown, aside from The Hotel Blanche. NFBAs new site would be located at the old Powers Building on 388 North Marion Ave. The building was appraised for $150,000 in 2011, Johnson said. The city is considering buying the building with a CRA acqui sition grant. NFBA would contribute to renovations of the building. The NFBA is going to put in a substantial amount of money into renovating that building, Johnson said. Negotiations for the build ings acquisition and renova tion have not yet been for malized. The CRA also discussed the possibility of making a modification to the CRA facade grant to allow busi ness owners the ability to receive grant funding before their proposed proj ect has been completed. Community redevelop ment administrator Jackie Kite said the adjustment may make the grant more accessible to some small business owners. Further discussion of modifications to the facade grant application will be discussed at the CRAs next meeting on Sept. 11. CRA moving forward on Broadband Authority Associated Press MIAMI Forecasters cast a wary eye Tuesday on Tropical Storm Isaac, which was looming in the Atlantic Ocean and poses a potential threat to Florida during next weeks Republican National Convention in Tampa. Its much too early to say with any certainty whether it will gain hurricane strength or make a beeline for Tampa, on Floridas west coast. But its the type of weather that convention organizers knew was a possibility during the peak of hurricane season and they have backup plans in place in a worst-case scenario. Its been 90 years since a major hur ricane made a direct hit on Tampa. The last to strike Floridas west coast was Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 pack ing 150 mph winds. The Aug. 13, 2004, storm was small yet powerful and was initially forecast to strike the Tampa Bay area before it turned and slammed Port Charlotte, about 100 miles south. National Hurricane Center computer models predicted Isaac would become a hurricane over the next few days, meaning maximum winds must be at least 74 mph (120 kph). Some models had the storm striking Florida, including the Tampa Bay area, after moving across Cuba or the Bahamas as early as Sunday morning. Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at Weatherunderground.com, said longrange storm track predictions five days in advance are notoriously inaccurate, often off an average of 260 miles (418 kilome ters). But Masters said the climate situ ation has improved chances that Florida could be in the systems sights during the GOP event that runs Monday through Thursday. It would take a perfect storm of a sce nario where a bunch of factors all conspire together, Masters said. But we definitely have to watch this one. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Isaac had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (64 kph) but was expected to strengthen. The storm was about 435 miles (700 kilometers) east of Guadeloupe and was moving west near 17 mph (28 kph). A hurricane hunter plane confirmed the storm had strengthened. GOP and state officials have contin gency plans in place if the storm makes its way to Tampa, including an evacu ation in a worst-case scenario. About 70,000 delegates, party officials, journal ists, protesters and others are expected for the convention that culminates in the nomination of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president and Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan for vice president. Were monitoring it, said James Davis, communications director for the Republican National Convention. Were in close touch with all the federal, state and local agencies. Were focused on preparing still and having a great event starting on Monday. A four-day mock hurricane drill was held in May featuring a pretend major storm striking the Tampa area during the second day of the convention. Under that scenario, planners canceled. A major hurricane is a Category 3 or above with winds at least 111 mph (170 kph) and devastating damage can occur. At this point, were prepared for everything, said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor on Tuesday. Weve certainly factored that into our plans. Forecasters say that fortunately for Tampa, most Gulf storms emerge earlier or later in the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Florida, historically the nations top target for tropical systems, has not been hit by a major hurricane since Wilma in 2005. The new storms potential threat comes just as South Floridians are mark ing the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 monster that resulted in 26 direct deaths and caused some $26.5 billion in damage when it came ashore south of Miami on Aug. 24, 1992. Tropical Storm Isaac on GOP convention radar Antonia Robinson (left), the Foundation for the Florida Gateway College Take Stock in Children program assistant, receives a check for $226.35 from Takesha Armstrong, a Take Stock in children graduate and educational para professional at Richardson Middle School. The money was raised through a bake sale held at Publix Supermarket on Aug. 18. The foun dation will match the money raised through the Florida Prepaid Education Foundation for a total of $452.70. This is Armstrongs third time raising money for the organization. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Taking stock Associated Press TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday flatly rejected any talk of expanding the number of early-voting days in the state prior to this years presidential election despite a federal court ruling that a new state law could hurt minority par ticipation. And the Republican governor went further, hinting that he may take action against the lone local election supervisor who is not going along with a plan to offer only eight days of early voting instead of at least 12 days. State officials are scrambling to come up with an early-voting proposal that would be acceptable to a federal court after a three-judge panel last week refused to let new restrictions take effect in five counties covered by federal voting laws. Democratic politicians and civil rights groups have called on Scott to order all counties to return to at least 12 days of early voting, as it was in 2008 when President Barack Obama won the state. But Scott is instead trying to get the five counties to go along with a plan to offer 12 hours of early voting each day over an eight-day period. The court said in its ruling that it would likely approve such a plan. The one holdout, however, is Monroe County, where the Republican elections supervisor says that reducing the number of actual early-voting days could be dis criminatory. Scott contends that supervisors have a duty under state law to implement the new system. In a statement, he said that he would take all necessary and appropriate action to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed and that supervisors are fulfilling their duties. The governor on Tuesday sidestepped any direct questions about whether he would remove Monroe County Supervisor Harry Sawyer. But he did tell reporters that he was going to make sure that the five counties offer 96 hours of early vot ing, the number of hours offered under the old law which the federal panel said would likely pass muster. The new law gives election supervisors the ability to go down to as low as 48 hours. In 2003, then-Gov. Jeb Bush removed then-Broward County elections supervi sor Miriam Oliphant from office follow ing a botched election and reports of incompetence. Sawyer, who has been supervisor for 24 years, called any reports of his remov al bewildering. He said hes following the law since a federal court still has not signed off on new early-voting restric tions as part of the preclearance process required under federal law. This is a state of opinion and it has nothing to do with anything Im doing or not doing as the law would require, Sawyer said. Once the district court in D.C. preclears whatever the plan is I will follow it. House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders, D-Key West, said Sawyer was supported by members of both parties in Monroe County and he urged the gov ernor to clarify or retract any remarks that would suggest he would remove the supervisor. Harry Sawyer is doing his job, hes elected by the people, Saunders said. Hes well within his rights. Saunders suggested that Scott should focus more on ongoing allegations of absentee ballot fraud that have surfaced in Miami-Dade County elections instead of pressuring a duly-elected elections supervisor. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, and one of those pushing Scott to extend early voting, also criticized Scott for rejecting her request and repeated past charges that the effort to curtail early voting was aimed at tamping down black voter turnout in the coming presidential election. Its un-American and I am ashamed of him and what hes doing to my people, Joyner said. The Republican-controlled Legislature last year passed the law reducing the number of early-voting days to eight days from as many as 14 days. The law allowed the same number of hours, but it eliminated early voting on the Sunday before Election Day. The changes have not taken effect in Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough and Monroe because these counties are covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 due to a past history of discrimination. Any changes in voting procedures in these counties must be pre-cleared by either the Department of Justice or a federal court. The ruling raises the prospect of hav ing longer early-voting periods in places such Tampa than in urban areas such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando during the November election. Gov. says no to more days for early voting in Florida
I n more than two decades of covering and writing about U.S. politics, I have witnessed too many inane comments from uneducated politicians. But the igno-rance of a remark by Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin tops them all. It shows the mans understanding of human biology is seriously lacking, his respect for women is so low as to have sunk beneath Middle Earth and his political notions so ill-formed as to be dangerous. He is an uneducat-ed ideologue unfit to serve in the U.S. House or in the U.S. Senate, for which he is now a candidate. Akin was asked by the host of a TV public affairs show Sunday whether he supported abortion rights for women who become pregnant as a result of rape. His response: From what I understand from doc-tors, thats really rare. ... If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But lets assume maybe that didnt work or something. I think there should be some punish-ment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child. Lets parse out this incredibly erroneous, insensitive string of words. First, Akin says pregnancy from rape is really rare. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, its not rare at all. In fact, the center reports an estimated 25,000 American women become pregnant as a result of rape each year. In addition, the center reports 12 percent of women experience sexual assault during their lifetimes and almost 5 percent of those assaults result in pregnancy. It speaks to Akins fatuousness that he would make a public statement on a topic about which he knows little. It is quite scary that Akin has a vote in Congress to legislate on this issue. It is embarrass-ing that voters in Missouris 2nd Congressional District would grant federal legisla-tive powers to a person this extreme and ill-informed. To be fair, Akins own website proudly states he earned a B.S. degree in management engineering from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute. So perhaps he could speak more intelligently on engineer-ing topics. But his comments on abortion show he should keep his mouth shut on this issue. Lets move on to the next sentence. First, theres his use of the term legitimate rape. What kind of qualifier is that? Does that mean theres ille-gitimate rape? Sure, every long once in a while a news story is reported in which it turns out a woman has unjust-ly accused a man of rape. But does that justify the use of the term legitimate rape, which Akin throws around as if to say most rapes are not legitimate? Then theres the stunner, in which Akin announces a completely new medical find-ing (which does not, of course, exist) that women who have been raped have some kind of magic wand they can wave to shut that whole thing down. One must assume he means raped women can prevent themselves from becoming pregnant. This statement is so outlandish as to be laughable. The center recommends women rape victims should be given access to emergency contraception within 72 hours of an attack so they can pre-vent pregnancy. Akin wants to ban such emergency contra-ception. Akin is challenging Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. His immoderate comments may be just what she needs to pull ahead of her rival, who had an 11-point lead in a Survey USA poll as of Aug. 11. At the time, she only held 80 percent of the Democratic base, while he held 91 percent of the Republican base. Akins display of ignorance will do more to energize McCaskills base than any-thing McCaskill could have imagined. She is a flawed can-didate with problems of her own. But she is no idiot. Now Missouri voters have a clearer picture of whether the same can be said of Akin. Rapemeansrape ONE OPINION Rep. Todd Akins rape remark reveals ignorance Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Bonnie Erbebonnieerbe@compuserve.com Q Bonnie Erbe is a TV host and writes this column for Scripps Howard News Service. Q The Washington Times Q Scripps Howard News Service OPINION Wednesday, August 22, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AOPINION ANOTHER VIEW A fter 80 years, the Augusta National Golf Club has decided that women are not a passing fad and, since theyre likely to be around a while, it might not be such a bad idea to add some to the membership roster. The club took in its first black member in 1990. Seeing that the fairways didnt spontane-ously combust and the greens become sinkholes, the mem-bers apparently felt it safe to begin contemplating the pres-ence of women. It might have happened sooner, except that in 2002 Martha Burk, then the presi-dent of a heretofore obscure National Council of Womens Organizations, made the absence of women members a public issue just as the club was preparing for its famed Masters tournament. The intensely private club was probably headed toward accepting a woman member or two, although its Byzantine process of membership by con-sensus -one doesnt apply; one is invited -moves at a glacial pace. The process apparently ground to a halt because the club chairman -the genial, well-liked Hootie Johnson -was determined that neither sponsor boycotts nor threats of dem-onstrations and bad publicity would force the club to change its ways. And the club didnt. Burks protests dwindled to a handful of people when Johnson retired in 2006 and Billy Payne took over as chairman. About that time, the names of then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina finan-cier Darla Moore were floated as possible members. Both women accepted, and on Monday the club took the rare step of announcing publicly that they had. This is a joyous occasion, Payne said. Their acceptance was well received in the world of profes-sional golf, with congratulations coming from such greats as Gary Player and Tiger Woods. Congratulations are in order to Rice and Moore. May they have nothing but good lies and short putts -and may the green jackets look better on them than they do on the men. H ealth care was supposed to be President Obamas issue in 2012. The 2009 Obamacare law was hailed as his signature legislative achieve-ment, but its never been popu-lar. Its most onerous provisions were timed to kick in after the election specifically to avoid damaging the re-election effort. For months, the Obama cam-paign tried to negate the issue. It spent a great deal of energy seeking to inoculate itself from Mitt Romneys attacks by claim-ing the Massachusetts health care law passed when Mr. Romney was governor was just like Obamacare. Some of Mr. Obamas supporters claimed to be thrilled by Mr. Romneys selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. The spin was that Mr. Ryans budget plan provided the necessary contrast to Obamacare to enable Democrats to move to the offensive. Pro-Obama commentators resurrected the allegation that the Ryan plan would end Medicare as we know it, a charge the nonpar-tisan fact checkers at Politifact dubbed the lie of the year in December 2011. Meanwhile, Republicans highlighted the $716 billion that Obamacare cuts from Medicare, a fact affirmed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. This cut was the talking point that stuck. Obamacare defenders scoff at the idea that the IPABs decisions would have fatal con-sequences for seniors, but the panel has been given an extraor-dinary and perhaps unconsti-tutional degree of power. Its proposals automatically become law unless Congress counters it with another plan. The president is carrying a signature legislative achieve-ment he cannot discuss while being forced to defend imple-menting hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare cuts by death panel. By November, Mr. Obama may find his campaign on life support. L ittle wonder that Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nomi-nee to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate, is trying to back away from his comments about abortion and rape. So igno-rant and offensive were his remarks that members of Mr. Akins own party, including its presidential standard-bearer, issued strong condemnations, though it took them a while to get strong enough. Mr. Akin was utterly unconvincing in explaining that he misspoke. It is scary that someone so ill-informed could hold elec-tive office or have a chance of becoming a senator. The comments, first aired Sunday on St. Louiss KTVI-TV, bear repeating, if only to underscore Mr. Akins alarm-ing worldview. Responding to a question about whether he would ease his opposition to abortion to allow exceptions for women who have been raped, the six-term congress-man said, It seems to me, first of all, from what I under-stand from doctors, thats really rare. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Its idiotic, to borrow the phrase of GOP strategist Mike Murphy, to say citing doc-tors, no less that womens bodies contain some hidden defenses that can kick in to prevent pregnancies. To suggest there are different categories of rape some real and awful and others that are not is loathsome. Even from someone who would liken student loans to Stage 3 cancer, as Mr. Akin once did, the comment was stunning in its stupidity and insensitivity. At first, Mr. Akin issued a statement saying that he mis-spoke and his off-the-cuff remarks didnt reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year. The explanation was hard to square with the fact that oppo-sition to abortion has been a core tenet of his time in office the issue isnt new to him, in other words and that he expounded on his thoughts during a lengthy interview with KTVIs Charles Jaco. Unfortunately, Mr. Akins remarks are not the first, nor are they likely to be the last, in a long-running effort to downplay the horror of rape as a way to restrict access to abortion. Garance Franke-Ruta of the Atlantic catalogued how anti-abortion politicians, since at least 1988, have used the canard of legitimate rape or assault rape in efforts to restrict and outlaw abortions. What theyre really saying is that not all rape victims are victims, and so we shouldnt worry if they have to deal with unwanted pregnancy. One example of this effort to minimize rape came ear-lier this year when Congress considered whether to rewrite the rape exception in fed-eral abortion funding bans by inserting the phrase forcible rape, words eerily similar to Mr. Akins note of legitimate rape. Among the bills 227 co-sponsors was Rep. Paul Ryan, now Mitt Romneys run-ning mate. The language was stripped from the bill before it won final House approval, but even then, it contained such onerous provisions that it never made it to the Senate floor. Lets hope the same will be said for Mr. Akin and his unacceptable views. Augusta decides women are OK Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com Healthcare,front andcenter
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 2012 5A Aug. 23 Class of meeting The Columbia County High School class of 1972 will hold a reunion meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Beef OBradys. For more information, contact George H. Hudson Jr. at (386) 623-2066. Grief workshop The 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 7557714 Ext. 2411 or 866-6420962. The Wings Education Center is a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. Quit smoking classes Quit 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 provided. To register call 866-3412730. Tea Party meeting The North Florida Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley St. in Lake City. This months presenter will be Victoria Baer, an expert on Agenda 21. She is a certified para legal and an owner of an ad agency for the past 15 years. She has managed six radio stations, an ABC affiliate and has retired from Post-Newsweek TV station. The entire program has been set aside to talk about Agenda 21, consid ered by many to be one of the biggest threats to their way of life. The doors actually open at 6 p.m. with a pot-luck style dinner. The Taylor Building is on the south side of U.S. 90 and Birley Avenue, approximately six miles west of I-75. For more information, call John at (386) 935-1705, Sharon at (386) 935-0821 or go to: www.northcentralflori dateaparty.org. The North Florida Tea Party invites all candi dates and elected officials to attend this meeting. Agenda 21 is an extremely important issue that affects all cities, counties and states. Aug. 24 Elks event B&S Combs Elks Lodge number 1599, 1688 NE Washington St., will be host ing 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 donation 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 service Presley 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 participation from the community. For addi tional information please contact: Oni Allen, Patricia Carter, Destiny Hill, Sandra Price or Bernice Presley at 752-4074. Thank you for supporting our outstanding youth dignitaries. UF Extension Fun Day UF/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 information 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 cat egories 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. 27 Grief support When 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. The workshop, facilitated by Jerry Tyre, will offer an overview of Grief and sug gest ways of coping with a recent death of a child. There is no cost. For infor mation or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. Sept. 1 Canoe race Branford Outfitters.Com will host a Canoe and Kayak race Sept. 1 with all entry fee proceeds going to Hospice of the Nature Coast. The race will run from from Little River Springs to Branford Springs. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Camp-O-Suwannee and the race starts at 10 a.m. Kayak entry is $20 and two-man canoe entry is $30. For questions about the race or to pre-register call (386) 854-1002. Canoes and kay aks rentals are available for the race. Our water, our future You are invited to attend a free multi-media evening, Our Water, Our Future, from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Florida Gateway College Performing Arts Auditorium. T. Celebrated Springs pho tographer John Moran will share his images. Florida Springs Institute Director Dr. Robert Knight will explain the science of this precious resource. A host of community lead ers will share their vision for a water ethic that we can all take to heart. The pro gram will include refresh ments and is sponsored by the Florida Gateway College and the Lake City Chamber of Commerce. Anna Elizabeth Wilson Anna Elizabeth (Betty) Morris Wilson, 76, passed away unex pectedly on August 18, 2012, and is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. Max W. Wilson. She was born in Labu co, AL, to Mr. and Mrs. George J. Morris and was the youngest of four children: George J. Mor ris, Jr., James (Pat) Morris, and Charlotte (Bradley) Word. Betty was a graduate of West Jefferson High School, attended Auburn University, and The University of Alabama, where she earned a BS in Home Economics. She was a teacher in Birmingham, AL and Gainesville, FL. Betty was very active through the years in the United Methodist Church, Methodist (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and then at Fort White United Methodist Church (Fort White, FL). Betty served as the Reg istrar for the Edward Rutledge Chapter NSDAR in Lake City, FL. She was a member of the Busy Bees Womens Group in Three Rivers Estates, FL. Betty is also survived by her four chil dren: Margaret (Wendell) Hunt, Holley (John) Schramski, Fran ces (Mike) Mulka, and Frank (Shannon) Wilson. She was the proud and loving grandmother of eleven: Charles, Nick & Sa vanna Hunt; Anna & Jack Sch ramski; Max, Megan & Mason Mulka; Shanus, Maggie & Chel sea Wilson. Betty cherished her faith and family, never passed up an opportunity to say I love you and generously enriched the lives of all she touched. The family gathered to attend church, just as Betty would have done, on Sun day, August 19th, at Fort White UMC. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu honor may be made to the Flor ida United Methodist Childrens Home, 51 Childrens Way, En terprise, FL 32725 or Fort White United Methodist Church, 185 East Well Street, Ft. White, FL 32038. Edgar Hayes Darby Mr. Edgar Hayes Darby, affectionately known as Ed Dar by, age 89, of St. Michaels, Ari zona, died at his home on August 16, 2012, following a long bout with emphysema. Mr. Darby, a native of Lake City, Florida, was the son of the late Harry F. Darby and Tillie B. Darby. He graduat ed from Columbia High School in Lake City, with the class of 1942. Following his high school graduation, he served in the United States Army during World War II with the 110th Tactical Reconnais sance Squadron in New Guinea, Luzon, the South Philippines, sive Japan and was decorated with and awarded several med als. In 1948 he graduated from the Army Counter Intelligence School. He also graduated from the Army Language School as a skilled translator and interpreter in several languages. He was then assigned to the Counter In telligence Corps. in Washington, D.C. Mr. Darby was honorably discharged from the military in 1949. Mr. Darby was recalled to military service during the and graduated from the Army Leadership School, Ninth Infan try Division. During the Korean Germany as a counter-intelligent agent for the U. S. Army. Upon retiring from the military, he and his wife, Martha, and their two children, Dwight and Mark, moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he attended and graduated in 1957 from the University of Arizona with a doctorate degree in law. Following his gradua tion, he practiced law for several years rendering service in small, rural areas to disadvantaged serving the low-income com munities. In 1966, Mr. Darby moved to Window Rock, Arizo na, to work for the Legal Depart ment of the Navajo Indian Tribe. He later became director of de velopment for the Navajo Nation and was instrumental in bringing stores to the reservation, along with General Dynamics as a ma jor employer of local Navajos. Aside from the practice of law, Mr. Darby had a thirst and pas sion for starting and developing small, privately-owned busi nesses in small, rural commu nities. He owned and operated several specialty stores featur ing restaurant items, including seafood, fruit and sandwiches. Following his retirement from owning and operating various specialty stores, he continued to provide revolutionary ideas and plans for economic develop ment for anyone wanting to start or improve their business, with special attention to businesses in rural locations. Martha (Coddie) Dodge Darby, his wife of 37 years, predeceased him. He is survived by two sons, Dwight Darby of Ventura, California, and Mark D. (Clara) Darby, of Mesa, Arizona, a grandson, Michael Darby, three great grandchildren, Naomi, Max, and Zack, a sister, Betty (Cecil) Darby Evans of Ho nea Path, South Carolina, and a brother, Herbert (Ann) F. Darby of Lake City, Florida, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A private, graveside service for Mr. Darby will be conducted Fri day, August 24, 2012. Arrange ments are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. Highway 441, Lake City, Florida (386) 752-1954. Frank Albert Register Frank Albert Register, 79, of Alachua, FL. passed away on August 20, 2012. He was born January 1, 1933 to William Charles and Mary Jane Durrance Register. Frank served four years in the United States Air Force and retired from the V.A. Medi cal Center in Gainesville af ter 30 years of service, where he was the warehouse chief. He is survived by his Loving wife of 52 years, Evelyn Register, of Alachua, FL. His son, Jimmy F. Register of High Springs, FL. His daughter Audrey Duke (Daryl), of Gainesville, FL. Two brothers, W.C. Register (Mar gie), and Leo Register, both of Lake City, FL. Two Sisters, Carrie Norris, and Inez Singer, both of Jacksonville, FL. Four grandchildren, Blake Register, Jacob Hunter (Ashley), Heather Register, and Clint Duke. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, William Charles and Mary Jane Register, nine broth ers and sisters, one grand-daugh ter, Angie Register, and one grand-son, Will Duke. Visitation will be held Wednesday August 22, 2012 from 6-8 P.M. at EvansCarter Funeral Home in High Springs. Funeral services will be held Thursday August 23, 2012 at 11 A.M. at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville, FL. Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home 220 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643, 386-4542444. Joe Leonard Shaw Joe Shaw, age 84, of Lake Butler, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville. He was born in the son of William D. and Alice (Piper) Shaw. He was raised in the Lake Butler area and served in the United States Army from 1945 to his lifetime, Joe owned and operated a service station, wrecker service, septic service, chicken farm and other business ventures in the Lake Butler area. He married his wife Joanne on July 2, 1981 and they lived to gether in rural Lake Butler un til his death. Joe loved to garden and work out doors. Survivors include his wife Joanne of Lake Butler, son Leonard (Kimberly) Shaw of Lake Butler, daughter Lisbeth (Allen) Tuggle, 2 brothers-John of Lake Butler and Billy (Den nie) of Lake City, 6 grandchil drenJames R. Falk, Michael R. Falk, Nicole H. Shaw, Carly L. Shaw, Whitney (David) Loria, Eli (Kristina) Tuggle, 1 greatgranddaughter-Allie Ryan Falk and 1 great-grandson Amos. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 sisters. A service in celebration of Joes life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Archer Fu neral Home in Lake Butler. Pas with burial in Dekle Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Archer Funeral Home on Friday from 6 PM to 8 PM. The family has suggested that memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake Butler. The Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is assisting the family with their arrangements. (386) 496-2008. Kathryn Box-Stiles Nettles Mrs. Kathryn Box-Stiles Nettles, age 63, of Lake City, Fla. died Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, Lake City, Fla. follow ing an extended illness. She was born in Macon, Georgia and had resided in Lake City for the past 58 years. She was employed as a nursing assistant with the V.A. Medical Center, Lake City, Fla. for over 20 years until her re tirement. She was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of Columbia High School Class of 1967. She enjoyed sewing clothing, restor ing old trunks, photography, reading, going to the mountains and the Florida Gators. She was preceded in death by her par ents, William Allen and Kathryn Davis Box. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Earl Nettles of Lake City, Fla.: Two Daughters, Dorinda (Rob) Fea sel and Earline Nettles both of Lake City, Fla.: Two sons, Ricky (Janet) Stiles of Camden, N.Y.; Robert (Lynn) Box of Lake City, Fla.; Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Graveside funeral ser vices will be conducted at 11 Grove Cemetery, Union County, Fla. with Rev. Tom Amerson of John J. Nettles. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at GUERRY FUNER AL HOME 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. www. guerryfuneralhome.net Paul Schmid Paul slept away into Gods arms on Friday, August 17, 2012 at home surrounded by his fam ily and friends. Paul was 82, born in Philadelphia, PA to Paul A. Schmid and Freda Bonnet Schmid, both deceased. He grew up in Lawndale, a suburb of Philadelphia. He was married to Dolores Mut ter on February 3, 1951 in Phila delphia. They moved to New Jersey in 1960 and then to Lulu, Florida in 1984. He and Dolores Store and the Lulu Community stayed in Lulu at the residence. Paul was in fellowship with the Lulu Advent Christian Church, a member of the Lulu Community and the Lulu Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a member of the Gainesville gardener and orchid grower. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. Paul is survived by his wife, Dolores, a marriage of 61 years plus; his children, Susan Hubley (Michael), Barbara Schmid Bar ba, Linda Esposito (Ralph), Paul Jos. Schmid (Lauren), and Amy Cathers (Kevin); ten grandchil dren, Andrea Holmes, Stephanie Bailey, Joshua Holmes, Beckie Holmes, Alicia Cathers, Laura Barba, Gregory Cathers, Lisa Schmid, Kate Schmid and Evan Cathers. A memorial service will be held at the Lulu Advent Christian 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM for the out of state families convenience. Burial will be private. In lieu of to the Advent Christian Village FL 32064 or to Haven Hospice at 6037 US Hwy 90 W, Lake City, FL 32055. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2659 S.W. 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according to Kings report. The initial complaint that Jarvis had misused the databases was filed by one of Jarvis for mer employees, former Assistant State Attorney Michael J. San Filippo. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the complaint. Following the FDLEs examination of the accusations and after Jarvis was interviewed by FDLE, Mr. Jarvis then requested the governor to appoint an outside prosecu tor to review the results of the FDLE investigation, King wrote. King was assigned to the case by an executive order from the governor and immediately pre pared it for presentation to a grand jury in Leon County. FDLE said Jarvis mis used the Driver and Vehicle Information Database (DAVID), the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC), and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) databases. DAVID provides an individuals drivers license number, address, date of birth and current drivers license photograph. The FCIC and the NCIC pro vides a report on an indi viduals arrest and convic tion record in Florida or elsewhere in the country. Individuals authorized to use the database must pass a test that shows they understand the legal limita tions for which the database can be used. FDLE audited the database searches from Jarvis office and noted sev eral misuses of the system. We have found evidence that Mr. Jarvis has regu larly, and repeatedly, used these databases, particu larly DAVID, for purposes that were either purely personal in nature, or not for a proper criminal jus tice function, King said. These misuses of the data bases fall into three broad categories: some that are clearly political, some that can only be described as curiosity and those related to Mr. Jarvis family. There is a fourth group for which no legitimate purpose can be found. In the FDLE report of improper political search es, it said Jarvis ran improper background inves tigations on Michael J. San Filippo, a former assistant state attorney who worked for Jarvis and declared he would run against him for the Democratic nomination. The report said he also ran improper checks on San Filippos wife. Others FDLE listed as improper searches for polit ical reasons include Jeff Siegmeister, a Republican running for state attorney, and Siegmeisters wife. It is our conclusion that Mr. Jarvis actions in run ning both the San Filippos and the Siegmeisters through the databases was solely related to the fact Mr. San Filippo and Mr. Siegmeister were opposing him for election as state attorney, King said. Those FDLE listed as non-prosecution related searches conducted improperly by Jarvis inclued the names of Mr. L.J. Johnson of Lake City, a man who filed a civil suit against Jarvis over a public records dispute; attorney David Gibbs, who represented one of Jarvis former employees who filed a lawsuit against Jarvis; attorney Gregory Beauchamp, who repre sented the city of Cross City in a bond validation action that Jarvis office had involvement with the process; and Lake Citys Dekoven Koby Adams, a legislative aide to a state representative. FDLE chronicled what it called improper fam ily member searches by Jarvis, as well. These included improper back ground checks on his wife, his daughter and his sonin-law through the DAVID database on multiple occa sions. He also ran a back ground check on himself, FDLE reported. In the conclusion, King wrote, We have found no evidence that Mr. Jarvis used the information he obtained in any search in a way that harmed the per son searched, or that ben efitted himself. However, it is clear that Mr. Jarvis made repeated searches of various persons in clear violation of the user agree ments he had signed. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 2012 6A TD Bank, N.A. | 2012 Visa U.S.A. Inc. No monthly fee with a $100 minimum daily balance in a TD Convenience Checking SM account. | Funds are available next business day. Restrictions may apply. Check your account agreement for more information. Checking with just a $100 minimum daily balance to avoid a monthly fee. Plus... FREE debit card get it today, use it today Deposit by 8pm; available next business day Talk to a real person 24/7 GREAT CHECKING THE BEGINNING. IS JUST Were open early and open late, so stop in today to open an account. Or connect anytime to www.tdbank.com or call at the scene. Authorities are not dis closing how many shots were fired at Sweeny. They also didnt divulge whether Sweeny fired his handgun. At this time I cant dis close how many times shots were fired, Shaw said. Shaw also would not elaborate on whether drugs were involved in the case. Due to the nature of the investigation, I cant dis close any of that informa tion, he said. The State Attorneys Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to the scene. Both agen cies are assisting with the investigation. The FDLE is conducting a follow inves tigation on information provided by witnesses and other physical evidence. The officers involved in the shooting incident were placed on paid administra tive leave, according to LCPD. Register has been with the LCPD for approximately 18 months, while Bruenger is a 5-year veteran with the department. Shallar has been with the LCPD for more than a decade. The Democratic Executive Committee has seven days total to complete this. The Third Judicial Circuits seven counties are Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor will decide on one replace ment candidate. Jordan said the process to have a replacement can didate added to the ballot is directed by the state Department of Elections. Jordan did not say how many potential candidates the Democratic Executive Party Committees will look at before the decision is made to select a finalist. Local Democrats are working now to identify a candidate, she said. DEMOCRATS: Replacement Continued From Page 1A SHOOTING: Man dies Continued From Page 1A JARVIS: Confidential databases an area of concern for special prosecutor Continued From Page 1A Associated Press KEY WEST Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her decades-old dream thwarted, more than anything else, by jellyfish. Storms brewing around her and repeated jellyfish stings forced her out of the water at 12:55 a.m., her crew said. She traveled by boat close to a rocky shoreline in Key West on Tuesday afternoon, just over 72 hours after setting out from Cuba. She made a final short swim to a waiting crowd. Ive been dreaming of this crossing for 35 years now and tried it four times. And should I say that theres no disappoint ment? No, she said. Im not going to get that moment I dreamed of for so long. Nyad turns 63 on Wednesday and, all told, logged 41 hours and 45 minutes of swim time. Her team acknowledged at 8 a.m. that she had to be pulled from the water, but said it had been about 20 min utes earlier, not nearly seven hours earlier as was the case. She also spent time out of the water during a stormy Sunday night, though that was not acknowledged until Tuesday afternoon. Under rules set by the World Open Waters Swimming Association, she could emerge from the water and preserve her chance at a record if her life was in danger. All of that was made moot by the fact that she didnt finish. Her lips swollen from jellyfish stings, she appeared weary as she was helped up from the water at her arrival in Key West, though she insisted her muscles werent even sore. She was given asthma inhalers, oxygen and an intravenous drip, mostly out of sight of the gathering crowd. She all but ruled out a fifth try at attempt ing the crossing, though she also had ruled out a fourth one after failing last year. Im not a quitter, but the sport and this particular ocean are different than they used to be, she said. These jellyfish are prolific. And, you know what? To me, theres no joy in that. She added: This isnt swimming. Its like some Navy SEAL. Nyad plunged into the water Saturday afternoon in Havana and lasted longer and made it further than on her previous attempts, her team said. She first tried the swim in 1978, in a shark cage. She tried twice last year, without a shark cage, but again and again the record eluded her. Monday night proved the most chal lenging of all for Nyad, with team mem bers fending off sharks, waves crashing in stormy weather, jellyfish sting after sting, and Nyad fighting off a lowered body tem perature and the threat of hypothermia. Instead of getting hit with one doozy they got hit with three, said Vanessa Linsley, a member of Nyads team. They got hit with the weather, they got hit with the jellyfish and they got hit with the sharks. Nyad had been training for three years for the attempt. She was accompanied by a support team in boats, and a kayak-borne apparatus shadowing her to keep sharks at bay by generating a faint electric field. A team of handlers was on alert to dive in and distract any sharks that made it through. She took periodic short breaks to rest, hydrate and eat high-energy foods such as peanut butter. She said she had been reduced to tears several times and expected more to flow but turned reflec tive after arriving in Key West. I didnt get that final moment, but what a magnificent experience it all was, she said. Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swims in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys Monday. Nyad failed in a fourth attempt to complete the swim. Storms, stings push Nyad to end Cuba-to-Fla. swim Associated Press
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, August 22, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com %632576 BRIEFS CHS SWIMMING Alumni meet on Saturday Columbia Highs swim team is hosting its Purple/Gold Alumni Meet at 8 a.m. Saturday. All alumni are invited to come out and compete, and the community is invited to come out and watch the team. For details, call Stephanie Polhamus at 344-7796. CHS VOLLEYBALL Open scrimmage on Friday Columbia Highs volleyball team has an intrasquad scrimmage open to the public from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is a Powerade drink, which the team can use for away games. For details, e-mail coach Rebecca Golden at firstname.lastname@example.org ADULT SOFTBALL Registration for fall underway Registration for the Columbia County Adult Softball Fall Season is underway and continues through Sept. 6. There is a coaches meeting in the Southside Sports Complex meting hall at 6 p.m. Sept. 6. the season begins Sept. 17. For details, call Pete Bonilla at 623-6561 or Casandra Wheeler at 365-2168. LCMS CROSS COUNTRY Practice after school Monday Lake City Middle Schools cross country team will begin practice after school on Monday. There will be a mandatory parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 for athletes interested in running cross country. For details, contact coach Apri Morse at email@example.com YOUTH BASEBALL Fort White sets board elections Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball will hold board elections for the upcoming year at 6:30 p.m. August 28 at South Columbia Sports Park. For details, call Millissa Blakley at 365-4133.Fall registration available online Registration for Lake City Columbia County Youth Baseballs fall league is online at lcccyb.com Cost is $70. For details, call president Tad Cervantes at 365-4810. ZUMBA Teen Zumba Camp offered Sarah Sandlin is offering a two-day Teen Zumba Camp at Lake City Dance Arts. The camp is 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 21. Cosat is $16. For details, contact Sandlin at 438-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org Q From staff reports Woods ready to deliver Senior looking for Columbia High record in tackles. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comL ook anywhere on the defense and theres a host of playmakers that can turn a game around. Its hard to point out just one or two guys that lead the team, but coach Brian Allen feels that they dont get much better than Felix Woods. The senior wracked up more than 70 tackles last season, but hes not lowering his goals for his senior campaign. I want more than 110 tackles, he said. But the big goal is to win state. Just like many of the Tigers, when asked a question about individual expectations, Woods quickly turned it back onto a team-first mentality. We play as a team, Wood said. We trust the guys around us to do our assignments. Woods said faith helps him as a player and he has strong convictions that hell continue to improve. I try to keep God first, he said. I know I have things to work on, but I just have to keep learning. With most of the starters returning this season, Woods feels that the Tigers can be even better than last years unit that didnt allow a touchdown over a four-game stretch. Were going to be looking for shutouts, Woods said. Its very realistic. We had five games where we held teams to field goals. Woods is another player that could end up signing with a Divison-I program at the end of the season. Hes already getting looks from around the country. Florida International, Troy, Georgia Southern, The Citadel and Jacksonville State are all looking at me, he said. Still, like many of his teammates, his focus is on 2012. Im worrying about all that after high school, he said. And that attitude comes from the top starting with head coach Brian Allen. He makes us want to be a better person period, Woods said. He wants whats best for us and doesnt allow us to take plays off. When I first got here, Id do that, but now Im working. And as is the theme with the Tigers, Woods is ready for week 2. Im ready for Gainesville, he said. They caught us early and have been steady with the talk. Theres hype and now we have to deliver. Woods knows that Columbia has a mark on its back, but said thats not necessarily how he likes it. I like being the underdog, Woods said. Thats not the case, so we have to deliver. We must live up to expectations. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Felix Woods has high expectations for th e 2012 football season including a state championship. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Tavaris Williams looks to carry the lo ad for the Indians in 2012. Stepping out of the shadowsBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Tavaris Williams has been a main-stay on Fort Whites defense and special teams. Now he is ready to step out of the shadows on offense. Williams is the heir to Fort Whites ever important tailback position. It was the spot held by his brother, Soron Williams, last sea-son. Soron rushed for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns in coach Demetric Jacksons offense. As far as running back, youve just got to do it, Williams said. I used to like defensive back more, but since I have stepped into running back I like that more. Williams ran the ball 22 times for 199 yards last year. He had an 80-yard touchdown run against Fernandina Beach High, a game in which he finished with 107 yards on six car-ries. Tavaris has had a great attitude, Jackson said. If he realizes his potential and puts forth effort, the skys the limit. I have been pleased. All the little things Williams turn to carry the load for Indians football. INDIANS continued on 2B Classic rematch for ColumbiaBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWith a year under his belt, Columbia High head coach Brian Allen will lead the Tigers into a kickoff classic rematch against Santa Fe High on Friday. The Raiders come into The Jungle at 7:30 p.m. looking for revenge of last years 19-13 loss on their home field. At this time last year, the Tigers were still learning Allens system, but were able to pull out the opening win before falling to 0-2 in the regular season. Columbia rebounded from that start, however, and had a playoff run in Allens first year. This year, the Tigers want to come out of the gates booming. During last years game, the Tigers were outplayed for most of the first half. Columbia used big players in order to score, but were unable to sustain drives. Much of the trouble came up front where the Tigers returned only Laremy Tigers look to make it two in a row over Raiders. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Ronald Timmons breaks free during a run in the Tigers 19-13 win against Santa Fe High last season in the kickoff classic. CHS continued on 2B
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Yankees 6Minnesota 7, Oakland 2Seattle 5, Cleveland 3 Wednesdays Games Kansas City (Mendoza 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Shields 11-7), 1:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-5) at Oakland (Milone 9-9), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 5-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 4-3), 3:40 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 3-4) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 1-3), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 15-3) at Boston (Buchholz 11-3), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 4-7) at Texas (D.Holland 7-6), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 12-10) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 14-4), 8:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 76 46 .623 Atlanta 70 52 .574 6 New York 57 65 .467 19 Philadelphia 57 65 .467 19 Miami 56 67 .455 20 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 74 49 .602 Pittsburgh 67 55 .549 6 12 St. Louis 65 56 .537 8 Milwaukee 55 66 .455 18Chicago 47 74 .388 26Houston 39 83 .320 34 12 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 67 55 .549 Los Angeles 67 56 .545 12 Arizona 62 60 .508 5 San Diego 54 70 .435 14 Colorado 47 73 .392 19 Mondays Games Washington 5, Atlanta 4, 13 inningsPhiladelphia 12, Cincinnati 5Colorado 3, N.Y. Mets 1Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 5Miami 12, Arizona 3San Diego 3, Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Wednesdays Games Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-9) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 12-8), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 0-0) at Arizona (Miley 13-8), 3:40 p.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 11-5) at San Diego (Undecided), 6:35 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 4-1) at Washington (Detwiler 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 9-7) at Philadelphia (Worley 6-8), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-10) at St. Louis (Lohse 12-2), 8:15 p.m. Miami (LeBlanc 2-2) at Arizona (Skaggs 0-0), 9:40 p.m., 2nd game San Francisco (M.Cain 12-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 11-8), 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. Oct. 24 World Series begins, city of National League champion.Little League World SeriesAt South Williamsport, Pa. (Double elimination) Late Monday Nuevo Laredo, Mexico 4, Taoyuan, Taiwan 3, Taiwan eliminated Fairfield, Conn., 4, New Castle, Ind. 0, New Castle eliminated Today Game 23 Aguadulce, Panama vs. Tokyo, 4 p.m. Game 24 Goodlettsville, Tenn. vs. San Antonio, 8 p.m. FOOTBALLNFL preseason Monday Philadelphia 27, New England 17 Thursday Green Bay at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Jacksonville at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Friday 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 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 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. 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We have got to step up and lead the younger ones, Williams said. Williams has the confidence to make his mark carrying the ball in an offense that relies on an outstanding tailback. I want to be better than my brother, better than all of them, Williams said. Fort White plays host to Suwannee High at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a kickoff classic game. Tunsil along the offensive line. This year, Columbia returns five across. After trailing early, Ronald Timmons broke an 80-yard run to tie the game at 7-7. A second 80-yard play, this time from Trey Marshall, tied the game at 13-13 head-ing into the half. Former Tiger, Nigel Atkinson would lead the Tigers on a game-winning drive starting with 5:19 remaining in the game. A WildTiger run of 34 yards was the difference. This year, Columbia hopes to take over early in the contest and not rely on big plays. CHS: Tigers look to repeat in classic Continued From Page 1B
DEAR ABBY: My friend was at a local event, a childs graduation. There was a woman whose rear end was exposed sitting in the row ahead. Several people took pictures and posted them on Facebook. My concern is for the womans family. My friend couldnt think of an easy way to tell her. My ques-tion is, how do you tactfully tell someone about her (or his) exposed buttocks without offending the per-son? -JUST ASKING IN ILLINOIS DEAR JUST ASKING: The person who designed low-rise pants for women, frankly, should be taken to the stocks for public pun-ishment. They flatter no one, particularly when the wearer bends or sits. If its not the flesh dropping over the waistband, its the Great Rift Valley visible from the rear. Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, wrote in 1786 (I am paraphrasing) that if some power would give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us, it would free us from many a blunder! How right he was. Had your friend informed the woman in the row ahead that her pants had slipped so low that people were photographing the view, she probably would have been less offended than embarrassed. The message should have been conveyed QUIETLY by another woman if one felt enough compassion to do it. DEAR ABBY: I was married for 22 years. My husband was verbally, mentally and emotionally abusive to me. I took it for my kids sake. My daughter recently had a son, and my ex wants nothing to do with him. He says if we dont name the baby after him, the baby doesnt need him in his life. My heart hurts for my grandson. My daughter is not with the babys daddy. All the baby has is my daughter, my son and me. I dont know how a grandparent cant want to be a part of an innocent babys life. My ex is 45 and living with a 23-year-old. I just want him to at least give the baby a chance to know who his grandfather is. If there is no love there when they meet, we wont pursue a relationship. He is upset with me. I dont know why, because hes the one who asked for the divorce. What do you think about this? -CONFUSED IN PHOENIX DEAR CONFUSED: Your ex-husband may be upset with you because he feels some guilt about the divorce, and rather than accept it, he is blaming you for it. If you think this baby might somehow smooth over the years of abuse you experienced from him, please forget it. It is perfectly logical that your daughter wouldnt want to name her child for him after witnessing what he put you through for so many years -so please dont let her be coerced into it. Because your ex is the kind of person he is, it would be better for all of you if the little boy DOESNT get to know him. You married a self-centered, selfish, control-ling individual. Consider yourself lucky that hes not pushing for involvement, because if that happens he will continue to treat all of you exactly the way he used to. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is money to be made. Posturing your position will make a dif-ference. Dont allow a personal matter to stand in your way professionally. Your quick and clever way of expressing who you are will draw attention if you are networking or social-izing. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Draw the line and stop anyone trying to take advantage of you. Time is money, and if you have something to offer, make sure you get something in return. Dont be fooled by a fast-talking salesperson looking to make a quick buck. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Have confidence in your abilities. You have just as much to offer as anyone else. Use your imagination and you will find a way to earn more money. Love is in the stars and expressing your inten-tions will lead to a memo-rable event. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Avoid being railroaded into doing something because you want to please someone. A problem with a friend or relative can lead to uncertainty and changes that are difficult to fix. Compromise but make sure everyone else involved is making the same contribution. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Change can help regener-ate you mentally, physi-cally and emotionally. Experience new places and people. Before long, you will be coming up with ideas and plans for the future that will help you turn your dreams into a possibility. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Changes made at home and to the way you spend your money will help you gain greater financial security. Getting together with friends or relatives will confirm that you are on the right track and help give you what you need to continue. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look at the big pic-ture before making a final decision. Play it safe and take baby steps. You will excel if you listen to your inner voice. Good fortune will be yours if you make choices based on facts and overall costs. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Consider what you want, what you need and how you can get the ball rolling. Offer what you can in order to get the favors you need to reach your goals. Dont trust someone making unreal-istic promises. Keep your emotions in check. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do something nice for someone. You can make alterations to your living quarters, but make sure you get the go-ahead from anyone who may be inconvenienced by your plans. An old friend or lover will influence a decision you must make. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Dont let added responsibilities get you down. Take care of busi-ness and keep moving in a positive direction. Love is in the stars, and planning a fun evening will enhance your personal life. An investment you hear about should be considered. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Keep your emotions out of any conversation or decision you make. Take a pass if what you are asked to do conflicts with your plans. Focus on your financial situation and your health. Ask someone you love for help. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A moneymaking partnership should be considered. Whether its a personal or professional change you want to make, sharing the expenses and responsibilities with some-one willing to work as hard as you will alleviate stress. Love is on the rise. +++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Pointing out dressing error must be done discretely Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 3B
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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 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 LegalNOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Mai-sey D Pickford Rev Trust of the fol-lowing certificate has filed said cer-tificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 1285Year of Issuance: 2005 Description of Property: SEC 20 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 05284-000W50 FTOF S 1/2 LOT40 PINE NEEDLES ESTATES S/D. ORB 887-2610-2611, CORR DEEDS 891-2257-2258Name in which assessed: FRANK ANDREWEVANSAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500306August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the AH Stevens of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The cer-tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 222Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 00 TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCELNUM-BER 01437-024. LOT24 BLOCK 2 UNIT23 THREE RIVERS ES-TATES. ORB 925-2009Name in which assessed: SUSAN NOBLE & THOMAS CAMERONAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534016August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Bar B Land & Homes LLC of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 970Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 33 TWN 6S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 04022-000. NW1/4 OF NW1/4 AS LIES NORTH & E OF SCLRR EX .50 AC DESC IN ORB 565-489, 632-113Name in which assessed: BERTHAP. MONROEAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534015August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 Notice is hereby made to all those concerned and affected that Beach Construction Company, Inc., is per-forming Project Number HG-26 (WWTP), Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion at Baker Correction-al Institution. All parties furnishing labor, materi-als and/or equipment to said project are to provide notice of such in writ-ing by certified mail to the Depart-ment of Corrections, 501 South Cal-houn Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500, within twenty (20) days of first providing such labor, materi-als and/or equipment. 05534410August 22, 2012 LegalNOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Betty Jefferson of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The cer-tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 3392Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: SEC 00 TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCELNUM-BER 10730-000NE DIV: LOTS 20 & 21 BLOCK 4 RICHARDSON PARK S/D ORB 46-196, 242-438, 263-183 & 184Name in which assessed: HAROLD CARTERAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500304August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Chere Nicole Ford-Lofton of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 2159Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: SEC 33 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 06455-003THE S 1/2 OF THE N 2/5 OF THE FOLLOWING: COMM NWCOR OF NE 1/4 OF NW1/4 RUN S 210 FTFOR POB, RUN E 200 FTTO WR/WOF WALDRON ST,S 420 FTTON R/WOF LAKE DR, W200 FT, N 420 FTTO POB. ORB 461-285, POB #99-135 CPORB 887-967 THRU 972, 887-971, PROB #02-13 CP945-1074 THRU 1091, DEED OF PARTITION 949-2080 THRU 2084,Name in which assessed: EDWIN ALTON MARKHAMAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05534342August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Co-chran Forest Products of the follow-ing certificate has filed said certifi-cate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 2591Year of Issuance: 2010Description of Property: SEC 35 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 07308-000.COMM NE COR OF NE 1/4 OF NW1/4, RUN W233.96 FTFOR POB, RUN S 210 FT, W210 FT, N 210 FT, E 210 FTTO POB. CFD 1037-911 & COMM ATNE COR OF NE 1/4 OF NW1/4, RUN W233.96 FT, S 210 FTFOR POB, RUN S 325 FT, W285 FT, N 252 FT, E 75 FT, N 73 FT, E 210 FTTO POB ORB 321-509Name in which assessed: GUYHEARTAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534020August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 LegalCOLUMBIACOUNTYTRANSPORTATION DISADVAN-TAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEETINGThe North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a public meeting to which all persons are in-vited.DATE AND TIME:September 5, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.PLACE:Santa Fe Meeting Room, Florida Department of Transporta-tion District 2 Jeffery Maintenance Complex located at 710 Lake Jeff-ery Road in Lake City, Florida.GENERALSUBJECTMATTER TOBE CONSIDERED: To conduct the regular business of the Columbia County Transportation Disadvantag-ed Coordinating Board.Acopy of the agenda may be ob-tained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603.Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo-dations to participate in this meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice).If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with re-spect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-ceeding is made, which record in-cludes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be is-sued.05534162August 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the CYN-THIASTEPHENS of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 3400Year of Issuance: 2010Description of Property: SEC 00 TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCELNUM-BER R10762-000NE DIV: LOTS 1 & 2 BLOCK 2 WASHINGTON PARK S/D. ORB 446-549, 452-622Name in which assessed: ERNESTC. WILSON, RUTH SHAWWIL-SON, DAVID SHAW& BAR-BARATAYLORAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534013August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Den-zel & Ruth Dockery of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 770Year of Issuance: 2005 Description of Property: SEC 06 TWN 5S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 03477-002BEG NWCOR OF SW1/4 of NE 1/4, RUN E 223.16 FT, S 207.10 FT, W224.16 FT, N 200.8 FTTO POB. ORB 769-1020, 787-1830Name in which assessed: ROBERT& TAMMYWEBERAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500305August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Frank or Mary Jean Last of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 2188Year of Issuance: 2005 Description of Property: SEC 00 TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCELNUM-BER 10978-000NE DIV: LOTS 5 & 6 DEPOTAD-DITION BLOCK 42. ORB 484-547, 717-601Name in which assessed: RUBYHALLAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M. LegalP. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500311August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the GR Brooks of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The cer-tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 717Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 27 TWN 4S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 03216-118 W1/2 LOT18 SHADYACRES S/D. ORB 608-651, FINALJDGMTIN CS #94-1404-CAORB 915-719, 949-2311Name in which assessed: MARYEVAVAUGHNAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534007August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the GR Brooks of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The cer-tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 983Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 34 TWN 6S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 04059-134. LOT34 FORTWHITE STATION S/D ORB 666-262, 714-843Name in which assessed: BENIGNO CASTILLOAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534017August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the GR Brooks of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The cer-tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 808Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 14 TWN 5S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 03620-001.COMM SE COR OF SW1/4 OF NW1/4, RUN N 50 FT, W, 25.01 FTTO WR/WOF YOUNG RD, RUN N ALONG WR/W242.44 FTFOR POB, RUN W296.46 FT, N 144.96 FT, E 299 FTTO WR/WOF YOUNG RD, S APPROX 145 FTTO POB ORB 864-1550.Name in which assessed: HAROLD W. BOHLSCHEIDAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534019August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the MILLLLC of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-scription of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 1432Year of Issuance: 2005Description of Property: SEC 27 TWN 4S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 03199-499. BEG SE COR OF LOT67, RUN N 130 FT, E 115 FT, SE 142.93 FT, S 30 FT, W216 FTTOPOB (RETENTION POND), QC 1161-1605Name in which assessed: COLUM-BIARETENTION FACILITIES, LLCAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 10th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTS05534018August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVI-SIONCASE NO. 122012CA000157CAXXXXWELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR PARK PLACE SE-CURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-CATES, SERIES 2005-WLL1,Plaintiff,vs.JAYE R. SMITH A/K/AJAYE SMITH, et al.Defendant.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated August 9, 2012, and en-tered in 122012CA000157CAXXX of the Circuit Court of the Third Ju-dicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUST-EE FOR PARK PLACE SECURI-TIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-CATES, SERIES 2005-WLL1, is the Plaintiff and JAYE R. SMITH A/K/AJAYE SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAYE R. SMITH A/K/AJAYE SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2 are the Defendant(s). P. Dewitt Cason as the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 173 NE Her-nando Ave., Lake City, FL32056, at 11:00 AM on September 19, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:LOT2, SUZANNE SUBDIVISION, UNIT4, ASUBDIVISION AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERE-OF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 99, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated this 9th day of August, 2012.P. Dewitt CasonAs Clerk of the courtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkIf you are person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to partici-pate should call the ADACoordina-tor, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386-719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im-mediately upon receiving this notifi-cation if the time before the sched-uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770.02500302August 22, 29, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the MACWCPII LLC of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the prop-erty and name in which it was as-sessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 1099Year of Issuance: 2010 Description of Property: SEC 05 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 04846-000COMM NWCOR OF NE 1/4 OF SW1/4, RUN E 245.5 FTTO WR/WOF US HWY441 FOR POB, RUN S ALONG R/W210.5 FT, W406.60 FT, N 410 FT, E 435 FTTO R/W, S 200 FTTO POB ORB 564-262, 586-072, 687-138, 923-960, 926-264, 940-146, 949-1187Name in which assessed: BAR-BARASPENCE WISEAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500309August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Mai-sey D Pickford Rev Trust of the fol-lowing certificate has filed said cer-tificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 1243Year of Issuance: 2005 Description of Property: SEC 17 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 05040-003COMM INTERS E R/WUS 441 & N LINE OF SW1/4, RUN S 685.10 FTE 320.42 FTFOR POB. CONTE 114.32 FT, S 106.36 FT, W112.93 FT, N 106.35 FTTO POB. ORB 789-1066.Name in which assessed: RANDY& LORI PITTSAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be rePublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, AUGUST22, 2012 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 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 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING 4 PositionsConduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory and/or clinical area. Prepare for instruction syllabi, lesson plans, tests; use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of the learner; use effective communication techniques with students and others. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate technology in the teaching and learning process. Hours will vary and require evenings. Minimum Qualifications: Masters of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in FL or eligible for licensure in FL. Three years experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred). Ability to present information in a coherent manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student retention of that information. Computer literate. Postsecondary teaching experience desired. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING 194 Days, Tenure Track, 2 Positions ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING PARAMEDIC TO RN PROGRAM 224 Days (Grant Funded Four Year Position to Permanent) Develop new Paramedic to RN program to begin Spring 2013. Assume teaching responsibilities for he program January 2013. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level. EMT/Paramedic licensure a plus. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING SIMULATION LAB 224 Days (Grant Funded Four Year Position to Permanent) EXCELLENT SALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment REGISTRAR SPECIALST II POSITION #: C99888 (Part-Time, 30 Hours Per Week) Highly responsible, semi-professional position in the Registrars Office. Requires independent initiative, judgment, decision-making, ability to handle confidential records, handle multiple priorities, and someone who is detail oriented. Responsible for coordinating, administering, and handling comprehensive systems of processes and records. Responsible for evaluation, processing and verifying transcripts, and other duties associated with the Registrars Office and official student records. Requires Associate degree in appropriate area from an accredited institution plus one year of related experience; or high school diploma plus three years related experience. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Additional education may substitute on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. Must be computer literate and possess strong organizational skills. Salary: $12.63 per hour Application Deadline: 8/31/12 College employment application required. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.comFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Legaldeemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500307August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the Shir-ley Pickford Rev Trust of the follow-ing certificate has filed said certifi-cate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 2315Year of Issuance: 2005 Description of Property: SEC 00 TWN 00 RNG 00 PARCELNUM-BER 11516-013LOTS 3 & 4 BLK B EVERGREEN S/D ORB 890-354Name in which assessed: SAMUEL& LUVISAWALKERAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 24th of September at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.02500310August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 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 Male Jack Russell Terrier in south Lake City near King St. & Mauldin Rd. Wearing a small jacket. Reward.Please call 386.208.2846 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. 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 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 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 100Job Opportunities05534320Maintenance 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. 05534332ONeal Roofing and Contracting Now Hiring Must have valid Drivers License-Roofers and Skilled Labor Will Train. Apply in Person 212 Hickory Drive, Lake City, FL32025 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 Opportunities05534392EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for the position of Office Manager (Economic Development).This is responsible, advanced clerical work assisting the Director in the coordination of the office. Strong computer and budgeting skills required. Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED supplemented by office skills training plus four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative work or equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid FLdrivers license and residency in Columbia County within six months of employment date req. Salary: $27,851annually plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, drug screening, and criminal history check. Applications: Human Resources, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055 or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com (386) 719-2025, TDD (386) 758-2139. Application deadline: 09/07/2012. An AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. 05534393EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator I or II (depending upon qualifications). Position is responsible for call taking and dispatching for law enforcement, fire, and medical emergency calls, as well as certain non-emergency functions. Minimum requirements: At least 18 years old, possess high school diploma/GED and for Telecommunicator I at least one year continuous work experience in a busy and/or high stress environment. Experience requirement for Telecommunicator II two years of recent communications dispatching experience with demonstrated proficiency in the essential functions and must possess State of FLNCIC/FCIC certification & a current Emergency Medical Dispatch certification. Successful applicant must pass preemployment physical, drug screen, and criminal history check to satisfy FLDept of Law Enforcement standards for NCIC/FCIC operators. Salary based on qualifications (Telcommunicator I $10.02 hourly, Telecommunicator II $11.04 hourly). Excellent benefits. Applications available at Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FLor www.columbiacountyfla.com. (386)719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139. Deadline for apps: 09/07/12. An AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. Administrative Assistant Needed Full time, Must be able to work flexible hours, people person, good communication skills, and able to work well with the public. Send Resume to Marketing Director, 3076 95th Dr. Live Oak, FL32060 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 DESOTO HOME CARE Now hiring for position of Delivery technician. Looking for person with good mechanical abilities and a positive attitude. Drop resume off at 311 N. Marion St. L.C. FL32055 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). Local medical office seeking a cleaning person 5 days a week. Please fax resume to 386-719-9662 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 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. POPEYES 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. 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 WANTED LEGALSECRETARY Experience Necessary, Medical Benefits Available. Fax resume to: 386-961-9956. 120Medical Employment05534383LAKEBUTLER 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. Full time C.N.As All Shifts Experience preferred. Apply In Person Suwannee Health & Rehab 1620 Helevenston Street S.E. Live Oak, FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F Full Time RN/LPN 7pm-7am Experience preferred. Excellent Benefits Apply In Person Suwannee Health & Rehab 1620 Helevenston Street S.E. Live Oak, FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F Housekeeping/Laundry Aides All Shifts Experience Preferred Apply in Person Suwannee Health & Rehab 1620 Helevenston Street S.E. Live Oak, FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F 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 Free to Good Home Cat, 2 yrs 3mths old, neutered female, all shots, de-clawed. 386-438-3190 or 386-365-4806 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. 408Furniture 3 piece living room furniture, good condition, sold by non-smokers, older couple. $200 SOLD 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 8/25 7am-7pm & 8/26 2 pm-7pm Everything must go Come in and make an offer. 880 NWAsh Drive, LC PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. SAT8/25, 8 a.m.to Noon Alot of boating items, tools, and household goods. 271 NWCOLQUITTWAY 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 forRent2br/1ba MH, CH/A, In town, large lot, near school, $500 mth + deposit, No Pets! 386-365-1920 or 386-454-7764 Going out of Business Ashleys Pet Palace 755-8668 50% off everything except already sale priced items. Everything must go. 630Mobile Homes forRentMOBLE HOMEFOR RENT3BR/1.5 BAStiles Way off Price CreekContact 386-623-4213 640Mobile Homes forSale2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. 3BR/2BA28X64 in a great location, a lot of upgrades, fireplace. Only $2,500 down $399 a month. Call Paula at 386-752-1452 or E-mail email@example.com 5 LIKENew Mobile Homes!!! For under $30,000. MUSTSEE Call John T. 386-752-1452 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide 09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org BANK REPOS Several to choose from. Singles or Doubles. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville 352-872-5566. Coming in Daily and Selling Fast. BIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 4/2 Jacobsen Super Sale $43,935 inc delivery and set up. Just 5 per month at this low price! Gainesville Hwy 441 Near Home Depot 352-872-5566. Saturday till 6 PM Sunday 10-3 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-529 MLS #81237 55+ retirement Living 2br/2ba Manufactured Home priced @ $51,000. Ready to move in MUSTSEE 2013 2x6 walls, R30 insulation, OSB wrap, house wrap, real wood cabinets, and thermal pain windows. Payment $399 per month call John T386-752-1452. Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Well maintained mobile on 10 acres. 2 car covered carport. $77,900 MLS#79417 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Home on 1 ac, Granite floors, Nice open kitchen & Fla. Room, beautiful yard, $129,000 MLS# 77292 THIS MONTHSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 3/2 $32,500 Factory Direct Price! Only 3 left at this low price. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! WANTED CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 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 & LandHallmark Real Estate APlace to Plat Stretch out & enjoy manufactured home on 1.9 acres. 2 bedroom w/ CH/A. $54,000 Call Nate Sweat 386-628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate HUD Home in Trenton! $40,000! 3/2, Needs Handyman www.hudhomestore.com Case #091-381778 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark Real Estate Traffic Free Private Location DWon 5 acres. 40 yr Transferable Warranty! $58,900 MLS 80623. Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 Lease 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 1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. New Carpet $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 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 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com 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 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Great area West of I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus Security. 386-965-3775 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call
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Local CDL Training (877)214-3624 _____________________________ OTR Drivers Wanted _____________________________ Drivers 100% Owner Operator Co. Regional & Dedicated Home weekly Class A C.D.L. 1yr. exp. in last 3 Call (800)695-9643 Week of August 20, 2012 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentGreentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com Gorgeous, Lake View 2br/1ba Apartment. CH/A $450. mo $530 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 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 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 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 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. NICE 3BD/1.5BA, Close in, $725 month, $400 Security Deposit. Contact 386-935-1482 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 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 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 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-529 MLS #76668 Vacant Lot priced right @ $27,000 high & dry ready for you to build your dream home. Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-529 MLS #80401 Vacant Lot Price @ $59,000 located on the Suwannee River High & dry ready to build your River home Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-529 MLS #81200 Vacant lot on Lake Alligator in Carter Chase Site Built homes only priced @ $120,000 1ac lake front Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice 5 acres on River Rise, S/B (Homes only) Underground utilities. $65,000 MLS #76151 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice vacant lot in desirable river Community, $15,000 MLS #73268 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, Beautiful lot on Suwannee River. Property features stairway down to Suwannee. $35,000 MLS #78842 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 3/2 Home South of town with tile floors, lush bedroom carpets, updated baths & fixtures, new counter tops. $99,900 MLS 81229 Call Robin Williams 386-365-5146 ACCESS REALTY Gorgeous views 3bd/3ba on Lake Montgomery. LR w/FP, Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi.MLS 81438 $249,900. 386-344-7662 ACCESS REALTY 10 acre square tract, High & Dry, Owner Financing Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258 $39,900. 386-344-7662 ACCESS REALTY 10 acre square tract, High & Dry, Owner Financing Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258 $39,900. 386-344-7662 ACCESS REALTY 43.64 acres wooded acreage in N.Columbia County. Scenic & Private, plenty of turkey & deer. MLS 74429 $89,900. 386-344-7662 ACCESS REALTY Two story 1895 Victorian house with electrical upgrades throughout. double deck porches, front & back MLS 71594 $149,900. 386-344-7662 ACCESS REALTY Spacious 4 bd/3ba Cypress Lake w/ 3643 sqft 1.25 acres on lake. Lrg family room & vaulted ceilings. MLS 81314 $279,900. 386-344-7662 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2 BA, 2 car garage,1 ac, 1,750 sqft Fort White area 3 Rivers Estates $125,000 River access. Call 305-345-9907. BRICK HOME that sparkles with like new! Fenced back yard with large oaks. Great location. $79,500 Call John Pierce 386-344-2472 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Mayfair s/d, Brand New Brick, 3br/2ba split plan, covered porch MLS #80025, $171,900 Elaine Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Private Estate, City Limits, 6 br/2 ba, 3 fireplaces, 39.7 acres included MLS# 76111, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Excellent location 3br/1b Recent remodeling (Kitchen & floors) $89,000. 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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 1C Civil War anniversary angst, 4C By HANNAH O. BROWN firstname.lastname@example.org A group of ladies at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, a non-profit senior center in Lake City, are making gifts by hand and donating them to causes internationally and on a local level. Around 10 seniors are members of the ongoing sewing class. The group meets in a corner room at the LEC, the walls are organized with cubbies full of beautiful fabric palettes. Thread spools jut out in one section while different shades and textures of yarn are grouped in another. A large table sits in the center with all of the chairs facing toward the center. The group make quilts, sew and crochet together at the table several times a week. It takes some work, Public relations and mar keting representative Velda Steele said. They come with some skills, she said. They are learning also. They have classes right here on site. Steele said a great deal of materials are donated to the center. The ladies in the group work together to make creations large and small. They have fun doing those things, they really do, Steele said. It takes up a lot of time, they mingle, it helps raise their self-esteem and it gives them a place to come to everyday. Many of the products cre ated are donated to outside organizations. Lap robes have been given to nurs ing homes, baby caps have been sent to Lake Shore Hospital, baby blankets were shipped to Kenya. One hundred caps and 50 pairs of socks were hand made by the group and sent to Joplin, Missouri when a tornado tore through the town in 2011. I know its very, very nuturing, that they come together, Steele said. They share everything, they laugh about it too. Yes, they probably will talk about their high blood pres sure pill or whats the latest drug, the newest drug on the market. But they will also share information for their skills, their family, their grandchildren, spiri tual stuff. Hand-crafted prod ucts are also sold at the Heirloom Gift Shoppe inside the LEC. The gift shop has a huge variety of products from jewelry to hand-painted bird feed ers. Quilts are also for sale. A large rosy-colored quilt Local seniors quilt for fellowship, good causes By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer TRENTON, N.J. If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as lit tle as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know. Theyve begun offer ing U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs. The medicines include staples in the American medicine cabinet cholesterol fighter Lipitor, blood thin ner Plavix and blood pres sure drug Diovan along with drugs for depression and breast cancer. Pfizer Inc. tested the new trend last year and now offers copay coupons that can bring insured patients six of its medicines for as little as $4 a month each. That includes Lipitor, which was taken by more than 3.5 million Americans until generic competition arrived last Nov. 30. Experts predict more drugmakers will do the same for some of their big sellers, as the companies weather big revenue drops from an unprecedented wave of top-selling drugs whose patents are expir ing. The trend is the lat est attempt by drugmak ers to hold onto business at a time when they are increasingly under siege. Drug companies includ ing Pfizer, Merck & Co. and Bristol Myers-Squibb Co. are squeezed by rising research costs, the weak global economy and pres sure from Europe, China and elsewhere to reduce drug prices. So, theyre trying a new tactic to temporarily slow the loss of billions of dol lars in sales to new generic competition. On a big drug, every day that you can delay the sales drop is a happy day at the drug company, says Erik Gordon, a pro fessor at the University of Michigans Ross School of Business who follows the drug industry. Developing drugs is very expensive. It requires up to a decade of laboratory research and then patient testing, costing $1 billion or more, to win government approval to sell a drug. In return, the drugs maker gets the exclusive right to sell the drug for about 10 to 15 years, until the pat ent expires. That allows the companies to recoup those costs and hopefully turn a profit. After that, generic copy cats sold by other compa nies flood the market, cost ing just a fraction of the brand-name drugs price, even though theyre chemi cally identical. Often, one generic drug maker has the exclusive right to sell its copycat ver sion for the first six months after the branded drugs patent expires. In those cases, the generics price is only about 25 percent lower than for the branded drug. Other times, there are mul tiple generics right away. Either way, once several generics are on sale, their prices usually plummet to about 90 percent below the brand-name price. Nearly all patients then switch to a generic. Lipitor, once the worlds top-selling drug, provides a window into the use of coupons. A months supply of brand-name Lipitor costs about costs about $175 with out insurance. For insured patients, the copayment is typically $25 to $50, well above the average copay ment of about $10 a month for most generic drugs. Under Pfizers Lipitor For You coupon program, Pfizer absorbs up to $75 of the patients out-of-pocket cost. Insured patients pay only $4 a month, unless their copayment is high er than $79 a month. Uninsured patients get the $75 off each prescription and then pay the remaining $100 or so. While the deal slashes Pfizers profit, the company still makes more money than it would if all its custom ers defected from Lipitor to a generic. Ian Read, CEO of New York-based Pfizer, recently said the strategy on Lipitor alone brought the company hundreds of millions of dollars in extra profit. The coupons only work with private insurance, though. Patients with Medicare or other govern ment health insurance are barred from using them. Not surprisingly, com mercial insurers dont like the coupons, because their share of the cost for a brandname drug is much higher New coupons aim to keep people off generic drugs By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. For one family, an exotic summer getaway means living on Mars. Martian time, that is. Since the landing of NASAs newest Mars rover, flight director David Ohs family has taken the unusu al step of tagging along as he leaves Earth time behind and syncs his body clock with the red planet. Every mission to Mars, a small army of scientists and engineers reports to duty on Mars time for the first three months. But its almost unheard of for an entire family to flip their orderly lives upside down, shifting to what amounts to a time zone change a day. Intrigued about abiding by extraterrestrial time, Ohs wife, Bryn, could not pass up the chance to take their kids 13-year-old Braden, 10-year-old Ashlyn and 8-year-old Devyn on a Martian adventure from their home near the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the Curiosity rover was built. We all feel a little sleepy, a little jet-lagged all day long, but everyone is doing great, Bryn Oh said, two weeks into the experiment. Days on Mars last a tad longer. Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours the definition of a day. Neighbor Mars spins more lazily. Days there known as sols last 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than on Earth. The difference may not seem like much each day, but it adds up. To stay in lockstep, near ly 800 people on the $2.5 billion project have surren dered to the Martian cycle of light and dark. In the simplest sense, each day slides forward 40 minutes. That results in wacky work, sleep and eating schedules. Many say it feels like per petual jet lag. The Oh family broke in slowly. A sign on their front door warns: On Mars Time: Flight Director Asleep. Come Back Later. Days before Curiositys Aug. 5 touchdown, the chil Like NASA rover, family switches over to Mars time ASSOCIATED PRESS David Oh, a flight director of NASAs Mars mission (far left) and his family have breakfast at 3 pm at their home in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. The Oh family has been living on Mars time and following an odd schedule ever since the NASA rover Curiosity landed in an ancient Martian crater on Aug. 5. Siting from left: David, Devyn, his wife Bryn, Braden, and Ashlyn. COURTESY The quilting, sewing and crocheting group at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center donates handmade products to charitable causes as far away as Kenya. is displayed in the LECs lobby with a tag that reads $350. The gifts are sold to help support Columbia County Senior Services. LEC offers a variety of entertainment and edu cational programs. Steele said LEC makes sure the services they offer are afforable for their senior participants. We have funding, we have grants, we have dona tions whereby we help them to pick up the tab, Steele said. We make it very little burden for them. The mission of the cen ter is to promote inde pendence and dignity of seniors, Steele said. We encourage seniors to come here, she said. They will pick up so much more, instead of just stay ing home. MARS continued on 3C DRUGS continued on 2C
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 By CHARLOTTE FERRELL SMITH Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. Bailey Whites request for postcards from through out the United States has resulted in 462 arriving by mail at his Cross Lanes home. Bailey, son of Tracy and Jerry White, loves his country so much that his parents painted a map of the United States on a wall of his bedroom. Postcard collecting began July 5 when his mother posted a request on Facebook: Our 10-yearold son, Bailey, is autistic and absolutely, positively, hands down LOVES the USA. Please help us col lect postcards for him from each and every state! Tracy was surprised by the overwhelming response and Bailey loves the cards. He separates them, counts them and sees who is winning, Tracy said. While Alabama was the first to arrive, most are from West Virginia. Bailey says his favorite is the one with the picture of the state Capitol in Charleston. In order to complete his collection, Bailey needs cards from Idaho, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Aside from post cards, Bailey has also received T-shirts, stickers, magnets and puzzles. It started with postcards and grew from there, said Tracy, a substitute aide for Kanawha County Schools. Baileys father, who is retired from the U.S. Army, is now a mail carrier. Bailey is the youngest of three. His brothers are Nathan Crouch, 18, and Connor White, 12. Collecting postcards has led Bailey to memorize the capital of every state. He loves geography and has even received a few cards from overseas. The mail carrier became so excited when cards arrived from Paris and London that she handdelivered them to the door. Some old postcards have arrived in envelopes, such as the New Jersey card postmarked 1955. Bailey, who was diag nosed with autism at age 5, is a student at Dunbar Intermediate School. Each autistic child is dif ferent, Tracy said. There are five children in his class who are autistic and each is different. Once children get in school, parents help each other. Bailey began talking as a toddler but became nonverbal before he turned 3. Then he would scream and avoid eye contact. His par ents took him to doctors as well as speech and occu pational therapists until he was finally diagnosed at age 4. He is now talkative but sometimes quiet around strangers. Tracy said the Autism Training Center in Huntington has a wonder ful team. She also recom mends Behavioral Health Solutions in St. Albans. She added that his schoolteacher, Jennifer Anderson, is excellent. The hard part is to get word to families about autism, Tracy said. They dont know what to do. She said the cause of autism is unknown but genetics and environment could play a role. Tracy does all she can to get word to other parents about any help that is avail able. She will participate in the High Heel Hike for Autism at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at the South Charleston Mound to raise funds for the autism socialization program at Childrens Therapy Clinic. Registration is 5 p.m. For more information go to highheelhike.com or call 304-342-9515. Bailey is very good at math, puzzles and memo rizing. He does not like his routine interrupted. The derecho that hit the area on June 29 sent a tree through the roof of the White home. Since that time, Bailey has felt anx ious over any storm. The postcards have cre ated a good diversion. Those who wish to mail more postcards, may send them to: Bailey White, 11 Gatewater Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. W.Va. boy collects hundreds of postcards than for a generic pill. Virtually all prescription plans automatically switch patients to a new generic drug the next time they refill their prescription. The plans also move the drug from the copayment level for most brand-name drugs, usually around $25, to their highest copayment level, often $50 to $75 per prescription. The coupons throw a wrench into insurers strat egy of getting as many patients as possible to take generic drugs, which account for about 80 per cent of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. A study late last year by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, a trade group for prescrip tion benefit managers, estimated copay coupons could raise prescription drug spending by $32 bil lion over the next decade. Thats adding to over all health care costs, says Robert Zirkelbach, spokes man for another industry group, Americas Health Insurance Plans, and is going to ultimately mean higher premiums for everybody. Many insurers are fight ing back. Express Scripts Holding Co., the largest U.S. pre scription benefit manage ment company, says more than half the insurance plans it services have poli cies requiring patients to pay an extra fee for staying on the brand-name drug. With the advent of coupons, more insurers are likely to institute similar policies, says Everett Neville, head of pharmaceutical strate gies at Express Scripts, which processes prescrip tions for about 100 million Americans. Drugmakers have offered coupons for several years on brand-name drugs that dont have generic competition. Those were meant to attract patients taking a rival brand or just starting treatment for a new condition. The coupons are usually prominent on the drugs official website, and many Internet sites offer coupons for an array of drugs. But in the current decade, drugs with more than $110 billion in annual U.S. sales have patents expiring, according to IMS Health, a huge health-care research firm. So holding onto customers for even a few extra months can mean many millions of dol lars in additional revenue. Consider Lipitor. The cholesterol-lowering medicine had reigned for a decade as the worlds top-selling medicine ever. Sales peaked at $13 billion a year, about half in the U.S. Lipitors U.S. patent was set to expire at the end of November. Well before then, Pfizer began offering coupons giving patients $50 off each Lipitor prescrip tion in hopes of keeping many of them loyal. Pfizer also signed unprecedented deals with dozens of insur ers that lowered their por tion of the cost of Lipitor to what a generic would cost them if they covered only branded Lipitor for six months. That meant both patients and insurers had a big financial incentive to stick with Lipitor for a while. On Nov. 30, two slight ly cheaper generic ver sions hit pharmacies, one from Indias Ranbaxy Laboratories and an authorized generic man ufactured by Pfizer and sold by its partner, gener ic drugmaker Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Parsippany, N.J. Pfizers coupon strat egy worked. The Lipitor For You program, which includes support such as lifestyle coaching, health tips and heart-healthy reci pes, signed up more than 750,000 people. We never expected that, said Albert Bourla, head of the Pfizer unit that sells off-patent medicines. Data from IMS Health show generics grabbed about two-thirds of Lipitors prescriptions within five months a big loss but far less than what would have happened without the coupon program. What Pfizer did was something amazing, says Praful Mehta, senior health care analyst at industry consultant IHS Global Insights in London. By courting patients and accepting lower profit mar gins, they made sure they kept their revenue. On May 30, three more generic Lipitor versions hit U.S. pharmacies. Prices for all the generics plunged overnight to around $15 a month. Pfizer then ended its subsidies to insur ers because it would be too costly to make up the difference between that amount and the $175 price of Lipitor. But the company hasnt given up on retaining some patients. Pfizer extended Lipitor For You through December 2014 and raised its maxi mum subsidy from $50 to $75 per month. That means most insured patients using the coupons still can get Lipitor for less than their monthly copay for a generic drug, unless their insurer charges that extra fee to make up the difference between the brand and generic costs. By the end of June, about 85 percent of Lipitor users had defected to a generic. Without the cou pons, nearly all would have done so. Read, the Pfizer CEO, said the company maintained three times the usual market share a drug maker gets after a generic hits the market. Because pills generally cost only a dime or so to make, Pfizer still profited. It reported about $300 mil lion in U.S. Lipitor sales in the second quarter, down from $1.2 billion a year earlier, plus another $1.1 billion in sales in other countries Pfizer now offers $4 copay coupons for five other drugs: breast cancer pill Aromasin, antidepressant Effexor XR, bipolar dis order treatment Geodon, Revatio for high blood pressure and Caduet, which combines Lipitor with blood pressure medi cine Norvasc. Other companies are following Pfizers lead. Switzerlands Novartis AG is offering coupons to patients with commercial insurance valid through December 2013 for $4-amonth copays on its Diovan and Diovan HCT, with the company covering the next $50 in out-of-pocket costs. Bristol-Myers Squibb, based in New York, began offering copay coupons for stroke-preventing pill Plavix when its U.S. patent expired in mid-May. As the worlds second-bestselling medication, Plavix brought in about $9 billion last year for Bristol and partner Sanofi SA of France. Some companies whose blockbusters are getting many generic rivals at once have chosen not to offer coupons, figuring the rock-bottom prices of those generics would prevent the company from retaining enough patients to make it worth their while. Mercks Singulair asth ma and allergy pill, the worlds 11th-best-selling drug last year at about $5.5 billion, went off patent on Aug. 3. The company said it expects about 90 percent of sales to evaporate within two months. Still, experts say cou pons arent likely a passing fad given the number of drugs coming off patent. Its good for consum ers, because they dont bear the cost and they can stay on the brand, says Les Funtleyder, health care fund manager at private equity fund Poliwogg. DRUGS: Coupons discourage generic drugs Continued From Page 1C ASSOCIATED PRESS This Aug. 3 photo shows Bailey White with his post card col lection in Cross Lanes, W. Va. Whites request for postcards from throughout the United States has resulted in 462 arriving by mail at his Cross Lanes home.
Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 3C&$&7By ZACH SMITHThe News TribuneTACOMA, Wash. As her emergency medical helicopter began to plum-met after losing power while lifting off with a patient from an Olympia hospital, flight nurse Krista Haugen couldnt help thinking not again. One month earlier, three of her colleagues at Airlift Northwest were killed when their helicopter crashed into Puget Sound near Edmonds. With their memorial services fresh in her mind, Haugen was left to con-sider her own mortality as she fell from the sky. The Oct. 28, 2005, crash from 70 feet above Providence St. Peter Hospital totaled the air-craft, but everyone made it out alive. For Haugen, however, the effects would linger in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder and would eventually lead to the end of her career as a flight nurse. It proved to be pretty overwhelming, the 44-year-old Gig Harbor resi-dent recalled last week. Its not what the aircraft looks like post-accident; its what happens in your mind. Though PTSD cut short one part of her professional life, it led to the start of another: She helped form the Survivors Network for Air and Surface Medical Transport. Last month, she was honored with the University of Washington Tacomas Distinguished Alumni Award for her work as co-founder and chairwoman of the Survivors Network. She earned a masters degree in nursing from UWT in 1998. Someone needed to take the lead, said Jonathan Godfrey, another air ambulance crash survivor who also co-founded the Survivors Network. She has done a fantastic job. It started about a year after her accident, when Haugen heard of another air ambulance crash, this time in her home state of Montana. Knowing what the survivors might be going through, she reached out in support. She heard back a few weeks later from flight nurse Megan Hamilton, who was experiencing the same symptoms as Haugen. A year after that, Hamilton reached out to a crash sur-vivor from Kansas, Teresa Pearson. She, too, was feel-ing symptoms of PTSD. The three survivors began to talk. Even though all of our accidents are very differ-ent, our experiences were very similar, Haugen said. It was validating for me because it was not just me feeling this way after a crash. They discussed the lack of resources for the near-ly 600 air medical crash survivors and decided something had to be done to fill the void. The three connected with Godfrey and formed the Survivors Network in 2009. The network has two main goals: resiliency and health of survivors, and prevention of accidents. The group has done several studies on the effects a crash has on survivors. It also has looked closely at military studies on PTSD. The goal of network mem-bers is to determine how to provide effective shortand long-term care to medical providers who suddenly find themselves feeling powerless, like a helicopter spiraling out of control. We have to care for our caregivers (they) find it hard to ask for help, because they are the help-ers, said Haugen, who has learned to manage her PTSD over the years. If you can help people deal with stress early on, they can return to a life of pur-pose. Godfrey said personal vigilance of crew members is essential to accident pre-vention, saying even the smallest mistake can result in a crash. The Survivors Network advocates this message by sharing sur-vival stories with the air-ambulance industry. You can preach that (safety) from an employ-ers level, but it doesnt resonate like hearing from someone who has been there, Godfrey said. Haugens traumatic accident happened on a Friday night. The flight took off from the helipad on the roof of Providence St. Peter around 11:30 p.m. with a pilot, two nurses and a patient on board, en route to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. After losing power, the 6,800-pound helicopter clipped the hospital build-ing on the way down and wound up in a small dirt flower bed area its wind-shield and tail broken and all four blades gone. One person on board had minor injuries. While the Survivors Network deals with the dangerous side of air medi-cine, Haugen is quick to point out the necessity of the industry, as reflected by its growth. From 2002 to 2008, the number of emergency med-ical helicopters doubled from 400 to 800, accord-ing to the Association of Air Medical Services. The association attributes the rapid growth to a declin-ing number of emergency centers in community hos-pitals, structural changes in rural health care centers and an aging population. The association estimates nearly 400,000 medi-cal helicopter transports and an additional 150,000 fixed-wing transports occur in the U.S. every year. The industry counted at least 128 fatalities in air ambulance helicopter or fixed-wing airplane acci-dents in the 10-year period that ended with Haugens crash. Airlift Northwest has helicopters based in Olympia, Seattle, Arlington and Bellingham. Until 2007, it had a base in Puyallup. Its teams take pride in arriv-ing at emergencies within minutes at sites throughout Western Washington. Air medicine, especially in a state like Washington, is a vital link, Haugen said. If we have injuries that are time-sensitive, air medicine is often their only chance of survival. She now works part time as an emergency room nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw. She looks back fondly on her time as a flight nurse. I miss it with all of my heart, Haugen said. The people in this industry have tremendous passion; it becomes a part of you. Flight nurses get the support they needASSOCIATED PRESSAir nurses Liza de Guzman, right, and Krista Haugen ins pect medical supplies during a routine check of a Airl ift Northwest medical helicopter at the companys Puyallup, Wash., base House calls a growing trend among veterinariansBy SUE MANNINGAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Two kids, two pets, two jobs, too much. Thats how it felt to Erin McCarthy when it came time to drag her cat and puppy to the veterinarian. So she jumped on a grow-ing trend among veterinar-ians and called the vet to her. House calls are a growing trend among the coun-trys 85,000 veterinarians, said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine and director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Its been a life-saver for McCarthy, whose cat Duke was so afraid of the vet he had to be tranquil-ized to get there. When he was joined by a Shih Tzu puppy, Pooch, they found a vet who makes house calls, Elisabetta Coletti. McCarthy has made lib-eral use of text-messaging when a house call isnt nec-essary. When Pooch ate a peppermint patty last week, she was there with instant advice that got us through the night, said McCarthy, a teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y. The trend is a return to tradition, Beaver said: We used to call them farm calls. While the vet was taking care of cows and horses and other livestock, he would take care of the family dogs and cats too, she said. House calls used to be the bread and butter part of our business, agreed Dr. Margarita Abalos, a relief and concierge vet in Los Angeles. Then clinics and hospitals, where X-rays could be taken and surgeries per-formed, became the norm. Now house calls are making a bit of a comeback, at least in bigger cities and higher income areas, said Abalos, who handles sev-eral ranch pigs, goats and sheep in addition to smaller animals. Seeing an animal at its home enhances the bond between vet, pet and owner, the veterinarians say. It starts with less stress, said Lisa Beagan in Severna Park, Md., the Mobile Pet Vet. There is no waiting, driving, loading or getting hot and cranky for kids or pets, she said. For a lot of animals, its stressful to go into a strange hospital with all kinds of smells. Cats and dogs are so smell-sensitive, its like getting bombarded with a kaleidoscope of col-ors. At home, they dont realize they are having an exam or shots, she said. House calls help vets solve behavior problems, too. Beagan had a client who couldnt figure out why her cat was peeing outside its box. Seems the litter box was next to the cats pet door and when it came through the door and went to the box, the flap on the door would hit it on the behind. Removing the flap solved the problem, she said. Other pet owners may need a reality check. I had a client who, bless her, had these fat, fat cats. I had been at her for years to deal with their weight. She kept saying they were only getting a certain mea-sured amount of food each day, Abalos said. So she made a surprise house call. There were bowls of food everywhere. I caught her red-handed. Beagan said many of her pets and owners are geriat-ric and have trouble getting in and out of cars, so house calls help them all. dren stayed up until 11:30 p.m. and slept in until 10 a.m. In the beginning, it wasnt much different from a typical day on summer vacation. As the days wore on, they stayed up later and later, waking up in the afternoon and evening. One day last week, the family ate a 3 p.m. break-fast, 8 p.m. lunch, 2:30 a.m. dinner and 5 a.m. dessert before heading off to bed. To sleep when the sun is out, their bedroom windows are covered with aluminum foil or cloth to keep out any sliver of light. In the hall-way, a handmade calendar keeps track of the days and schedules are written on an oversized mirror. A digital clock in the master bed-room is set to Mars time. Bryn Oh keeps a meticulous spreadsheet updated with her husbands work hours and the familys activities. They wear a wire-less device that monitors their steps, calories burned and sleep patterns. When David Oh tells coworkers on Mars time and friends on Earth time about the switch: Some of them think its really cool to have the kids along. Some who worked on other Mars mis-sions have said, Youre crazy. Being night owls has its perks: Braden, Ashlyn and Devyn saw their first shoot-ing star. The family went on night hikes in the hills around the neighborhood. They had a late dinner in Hollywood and gawked at street performers on the Walk of Fame with other tourists. They saw a mid-night screening of a zombie film and then went bowl-ing. One night, Bryn Oh took the children biking in an empty parking lot. The youngest shed his training wheels, and for the first time, pedaled around. Of the three, Ashlyn has the most difficulty sticking to the Mars rhythm. She tends to wake up too early and balks at naps. Its awesome, but its tiring she said. Braden thrives on the weird hours. What teenag-er doesnt like staying up as late as possible and having frozen yogurt at midnight? He started a blog detailing the familys experiences. Earthly sacrifices were made. The family traded a real vacation for a glorified staycation. Dental appoint-ments, harp lessons and play dates were scheduled around when the kids were awake, which was a moving target every day. Still, they managed to host a party a week after the landing, throwing a Mars-themed backyard bar-becue complete with a cake shaped like Gale Crater, Curiositys new home, and topped with candles shaped like stars. Bryn Oh said its easy to lose track of what day it is. A simple question like What time is it? is difficult to answer. Do you mean Earth time? Curiosity time? The time that their bodies think theyre on? For the mission workers, the schedule is also more grueling than in the past. Their work hours tend to whiplash around depend-ing on when orbiting space-craft fly over the rover land-ing site to relay signals to Earth. One shift sends up commands spelling out what Curiosity will do for the day; another pores over the pictures beamed back. To cope, workers talk as if theyre on Mars, salut-ing Good morning to one another even though it might be dark outside. Cots are available for siestas. Theres also free ice cream a little pick-me-up in the middle of the night, said mission manager Mike Watkins. Watkins said its tough for anyone to stray from Earth time let alone a fam-ily. Its something theyre going to remember the rest of their lives, Watkins said. There have been growing pains. David Oh acci-dentally showed up to work an hour early one time. The youngest tended to get tired at night. The family recently reached a milestone: Staying up through sunrise and sleeping during the day. And just as the children get used to Mars time, theyll have to reboot later this month when they revert to their terrestrial ways in time for the start of school. MARS: Family uses Mars schedule Continued From Page 1C ASSOCIATED PRESSBrooklyn-based veterinarian Dr. Elisabetta Coletti (right) tends to the family cat Scrappy Daphne as 2-year-old Leo (left) 6-month-old Andre, and their mother, Carrie Dirks Amodeo, watch during a house call at their home in New York.
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Mississippi has such a troubled past that a lot of people are very sensitive about commemorating or recognizing or remember ing the Civil War because it has such an unpleas ant reference for AfricanAmericans, said David Sansing, who is white and a professor emeritus of his tory at the University of Mississippi. Many Mississippians are reluctant to go back there because they dont want to remind themselves or the African-American people about our sordid past, said Sansing. But it is our past. Black Mississippians express pride that some ancestors were Union sol diers who fought to end slavery, though it took more than a century for the U.S. to dismantle statesanctioned segregation and guarantee voting rights. Sansing is among digni taries traveling to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., this week end to dedicate a blue-gray granite marker commemo rating the 11th Mississippi Infantry, which saw 119 members killed, wounded or missing in battle there on Sept. 16-17, 1862. The infantry had almost 1,000 soldiers, including a unit of University of Mississippi students known as the University Greys. Among the speakers set to dedicate the monument Sunday is Bertram HayesDavis, great-great grand son of Confederate presi dent Jefferson Davis. He was recently hired as exec utive director of Beauvoir, the white-columned Biloxi, Miss., mansion that was the final home of his ancestor, who was born in Kentucky and his family moved to Mississippi when he was an infant. The state is taking a decidedly low-key and scholarly approach to com memorating the sesquicen tennial of the Civil War. Re-enactments have taken place at battlefields near Tupelo and are planned soon near Iuka. Lectures, concerts and other gath erings are scheduled over the next several months. Several events are expect ed in 2013 to mark the 1863 siege of Vicksburg, which gave the Union control of the Mississippi River. Mississippi is the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem, a red field topped by a blue X with 13 white stars. The symbol has been on the state flag since 1894. In a 2001 state wide election, voters decid ed nearly 2-to-1 to keep it, despite arguments it was racially divisive and tar nishing the states image. With a population thats 38 percent black, Mississippi has elected hundreds of black public officials in the past four decades a change direct ly linked to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Many people, across racial lines, say its impor tant that Civil War history commemorations not turn into celebrations of a lost cause. Derrick Johnson, state president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said generations have been taught a revi sionist history of the Civil War that ignores or down plays the impact of slavery. He said he wants a full discussion of the war. In mixed racial com pany, people dont want to address race and there is truly an avoidance of con versation when it relates to history and race, Johnson said. Civil War, pre-Civil War, Reconstruction, Redemption, segregation nobody wants to have candid conversations about how the past affects the public policy of this state and how people of differ ent races interact with one another in this state. On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede. Mississippi moved next on Jan. 9, 1861, with a secession declara tion stating, in part: Our position is thoroughly iden tified with the institution of slavery the greatest material interest of the world. Rick Martin is chief of operations for the Vicksburg National Military Park, a 1,800-acre battlefield that sprawls through the citys hills and bluffs. The park attracts about 800,000 people a year from around the world, and Martin said their most common ques tions are Why did the war start? and How could this happen? Depending on what part of the country youre from ... people have been brought up different ways to understand why the Civil War was fought, Martin said. When it comes down to it, you can boil it all down to slavery. That is the root cause of the Civil War. Robert M. Walker, a historian who became Vicksburgs first black mayor in the late 1980s, was instrumental in push ing the park to install a monument that honors all black people free and slave who partici pated in military action in Vicksburg during the Civil War. The monument was added in 2003. Black soldiers fought for the Union in the Battle of Millikens Bend, La., on June 7, 1863, just up the Mississippi River from Vicksburg. The site was a supply and communi cation post for the Union as it worked to conquer Vicksburg during a siege that lasted from May 22, 1863, until the Confederates surrendered on July 4. One thing Im particu larly proud of is that black men who were poorly or sometimes not trained at all took up arms to fight for their own freedom and the freedom of their loved ones, Walker said. The conventional belief was that they were not battle worthy, that they wouldnt fight. After the Battle of Millikens Bend, the black soldiers won praise from military officers. These folks were gen uine, were real freedom fighters, Walker said. Beauvoir, owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, honors Davis service as Confederate president. The home was nearly wiped away by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Most of the restoration is finished, and Hayes-Davis said several events will mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. This fall, Beauvoir is reopening its presidential library. Hayes-Davis doesnt apologize for his ances tor and doesnt shy away from discussing an era that divided a nation and killed an estimated 620,000 to 750,000 people. History is one of the most important things we have in our country and we need to make sure we understand it, that we know all the reasons things occurred, said HayesDavis, who grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. I dont think its difficult at all to talk about the War Between the States. For Miss., an angst-filled Civil War anniversary ASSOCIATED PRESS A confederate flag is seen at a tombstone as Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, walks through the cemetery to his great-great-great grandfathers grave, at Beauvoir House, Jefferson Davis historic home, in Biloxi, Miss. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem. Well-intentioned Mississippians who work for racial reconciliation say slavery was morally indefensible. 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