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Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Aguilera likes new album. 86 74 Thunderstorms WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 155 1A Shooting victim remembered fondly By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe man shot and killed by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper Sunday afternoon was identified Tuesday as Brent Lee Blevins. Florida Department of Law enforcement said Blevins, 25, was shot after he was involved in a confrontation with a FHP troop-er around 2 p.m. Sunday. The confrontation occurred following a high-speed chase along U.S. Highway 90, east of Live Oak. Blevins, who worked at Happy House, a local childcare facility in Lake City, was remembered fondly by his employer for having patience with the children at the facility. Sheryl Walker, Happy House executive director, said Blevins had been employed as a teacher at Happy House since August 2011. Walker said Blevins had a child development certificate for work-ing with pre-school aged chil-dren. “He worked mainly with our after school class,” she said, not-ing he worked with first through fifth-grade students. “As an employee he was very dependable, never absent, real laid back, easy going, he had a good sense of humor and the children liked him.” Walker said the facility’s staff has been informed about the inci-dent involving Blevins’ death, but she would not say whether the children at the center or the chil-dren’s parents had been made aware of the situation. “He just had such a good sense of humor,” she said. “He could make anybody laugh. He was really good with the children. He would spend hours just playing Monopoly, Scrabble or whatever they wanted to do. He just had Republicans rally Washington delegates dance on the floor during the Repub lican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday. Party unites behind Romney Associated PressTAMPA — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention, every mention of his name cheered by delegates eager to propel him into a campaign to oust President Barack Obama in tough economic times. Romney watched on television with his wife, Ann, at a hotel suite across the street from the hall as the convention sealed his hard-won vic-tories in the primaries and caucuses of last winter. “I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a “storybook marriage,” she said in excerpts released in advance of a primetime speech meant to cast her multimillionaire-businessman-turned-politician husband in a soft and likable light. “Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once.” “A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage,” she said. Aides said her husband of 43 years would be in the hall when she spoke. Through the evening, a parade of convention speakers mocked Democratic President Obama mer-cilessly from a made-for-television podium, as if to make up for lost time at an event postponed once and dogged still by Hurricane Isaac. The Democratic president has “never run a company. He hasn’t even run a garage sale or seen the inside of a lemonade stand,” declared Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party. Said House Speaker John Boehner, “His record is as shallow as his rhetoric.” To send Romney and ticketmate Paul Ryan into the fall campaign, delegates approved a conservative platform that calls for tax cuts — not government spending — to stimu-late the economy at a time of slug-gish growth and 8.3 percent unem-ployment. Polls make the race a close one, to be settled in a string of battleground states where neither Romney nor the president holds a secure advan-tage. While there was no doubt about Romney’s command over the con-vention, the residue of a heated campaign for the nomination was evident inside the hall. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who never won a primary or caucus, drew sever-al dozen delegate votes — precisely how many were not announced from the podium. Earlier, his supporters chanted and booed after the conven-tion adopted rules they opposed, but were powerless to block, to prevent Humanorganslocatedin locker Tampasees slowcrowds Associated PressTAMPA — Streets in the heart of downtown are eeri-ly quiet, key intersections blocked off. Even the best restaurants are easy to get into without a reservation or much of a wait. It’s supposed to be an honor to be picked as the host city of a presidential nominating convention. But so far, a combination of nasty weather, tight secu-rity that blocks off streets and a delay in Republican National Convention activi-ties has left Tampa’s streets deserted, its restaurants nearly empty. Some mer-chants remain hopeful they’ll make up for it in the next several days, while others worry they’ve lost so much money from investing in extra staff, food and mer-chandise that no amount of business will put them in the black this week. Jeff Morzella had hoped the convention would double business, but on Monday, only 75 customers ate in his restaurant com-pared to 400 patrons on a typical day. “This has been a ghost town,” Morzella said Tuesday morning, stand-ing outside his restaurant named FRESH. Streets sur-rounding the block were barricaded. The biggest source of downtown traffic for the past few days has been police officers on bicy-cles, but they have been eat-ing at meal stations catered by outsiders, not local res-taurants, Morzella said. FRESH generally garners up to $20,000 in weekly rev-enue but as of Tuesday had only taken in $800. “More money out of pocket. No money coming in,” said Morzella, whose res-taurant serves soups, salads and paninis. It’s on a row of School board approves new sick leave plan By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County School District employees can now donate sick leave to employees other than family members. School Board members adopted the revised policy Tuesday night dur-ing their regular meeting at the district Administrative Complex Auditorium. The policy goes into effect today. During their last session, state legislators gave school boards the ability to change the policy, said Frank Moore, dis-trict Human Resources Management and Development director. “It gives that opportunity to be a little more neighborly, I think,” Moore said. A district employee may donate sick leave to any other district employee, other than a family member, if the recipient pro-vides medical documentation of illness, accident or injury and the minimum num-ber of time needed is one full workday, according to policy 6.35. The policy applies to all employees. For example, a teacher could donate time to a bus driver, Moore said. Previously district employees could only donate sick leave to their spouses, children, parents or siblings. Sick leave donations happen periodically throughout the year when an employee uses all of their sick leave, Moore said. “It’s there for those catastrophic-type things,” he said. Hearts, brains lungs packed in Tupperware. COMING THURSDAY Continuing coverage of Republican Convention. Details remain scarce as to what happened on US 90. VICTIM continued on 3AAssociated PressPENSACOLA — A former medical examiner crudely preserved human brains, hearts and lungs in soda cups and plastic food containers found inside a storage unit in Florida, authorities said Tuesday. A man bought the contents of a storage unit at auc-tion last week in Pensacola and made the gruesome discovery after being over-powered by a strange smell while sifting through furni-ture and boxes. Investigators found formaldehyde, a chemical used to embalm and pre-serve bodies, leaking from a 32-ounce drink cup with a cracked lid that was holding a heart, said Jeff Martin, director of the District 1 Medical Examiner’s Office in Pensacola. The unit had been rented previously by Dr. Michael Berkland. “How horrible it is for the families of these deceased to think that someone’s loved one’s organs are basi-cally rotting away in a stor-age unit somewhere, it’s horrible,” Martin told The Associated Press. Berkland worked at the medical examiner’s office from 1997 until 2003, when he was fired for not com-pleting autopsy reports. Officials said he was also performing private autop-sies in the area, but it’s unclear if any of the organs were from autopsies he con-ducted while working at the medical examiner’s office. The medical examiner’s office is now cross-referenc-ing names in their database during that time period, Martin said. Officials are also trying to locate family members for some of the victims, but many of the organs are not labeled, making it nearly ORGANS continued on 3AASSOCIATED PRESSSCHOOL continued on 3A Solidifies platform, position on gay marriage, abortion. TAMPA continued on 6A ROMNEY continued on 6A District employees can donate to coworkers, but not family members.

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LOS ANGELES Christina Aguilera is com paring her upcoming album to a rebirth. With more than a decade in the music business behind her, the album will be a culmination of every thing Ive experienced up until this point, the 31-yearold pop star says, including divorce. Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were married for five years before they split in 2010. They have a 4-yearold son, Max. The singer says the album will be superexpres sive and supervulnerable, but also fun. The album doesnt have a release date and the title hasnt been announced. Aguilera, a coach on NBCs singing contest, The Voice, will perform the first single, Your Body, on the show on Sept. 17. Smoking cause of Perry studio fire ATLANTA Investigators have deter mined that a fire at film maker Tyler Perrys Atlanta studios was caused by care less smoking. Capt. Marian McDaniel is with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department. McDaniel said Tuesday that no criminal charges were pending. The fire broke out Monday morning on the roof of a building undergo ing repairs. It took firefight ers about an hour to get the fire under control. The structural integrity of the building was not compro mised. This was the second blaze in recent months at the filming complex. On May 1, more than 100 fire fighters battled a blaze that ripped through a simulated streetscape at the studios, sending flames about six stories into the sky. The cause of that fire was not determined because the intensity of that fire con sumed any evidence that could be used to determine its origin. LL Cool J suspect pleads not guilty LOS ANGELES The man accused of breaking into LL Cool Js home has pleaded not guilty to a felo ny burglary charge. Jonathan E. Kirby appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday morn ing and entered the plea. Kirby was arrested after the actor-rapper subdued him in his home early Aug. 22, breaking the 56-yearolds jaw, nose and ribs in the process. He was later charged with felony resi dential burglary and faces 38 years to life in prison if convicted due to his lengthy criminal history. LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, and his family were unharmed during the break-in, and nothing was apparently taken from their home. He stars in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles. A district attorneys spokeswoman says Kirbys bail was set at $1.1 million. Kelly Osbourne gives fashion tips CHICAGO Kelly Osbourne was a reality star, actress and musician before anyone took notice that she had a knack for style. But lately the 27-yearold daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, currently with violet hair after stints of pink, lilac and gray, has earned the title of certi fied fashionista, dishing the designer dirt with Joan Rivers and co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos after major Hollywood red carpets on E! Fashion Police. She also sat front row with Rivers at the Badgley Mischka show during the New York Fashion Week this past February. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays AROUND FLORIDA Aguilera: New album is a rebirth Tuesday: Afternoon: 4-1-5 Evening: N/A Tuesday: Afternoon: 3-2-9-2 Evening: N/A Monday: 1-13-19-20-26 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. 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In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. Circulation .............. 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com) Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter 2AWEATHER Christina Aguilera performs at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Aguilera is comparing her upcoming album to a rebirth. Associated Press n Senator John McCain is 76. n Actor Elliott Gould is 74. n TV host Robin Leach is 71. n Rapper Dante Basco is 37. n German actor Jo Weil is 35. n Football player Chris Simms is 32. n Basketball player David West is 32. n Actor Jeff Licon is 27. n Actress Lauren Collins is 26. n Actress Lea Michele is 26. Jesus answered, The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. John 6:29 NIV Thought for the Day I dont know whether I prefer Astro turf to grass. I never smoked Astro turf. Joe Namath TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M Universitys events director is facing travel expense and per diem fraud charges. A Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokes woman said Tuesday that Tammy Hamlet turned herself in Monday night. She was freed on her own recognizance. The 45-year-old woman is facing eight misdemean or counts. She is accused of defrauding $1,821.41 from the university. FLDE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said the investigation was continu ing and there may be other arrests. The universitys interim president, Larry Robinson, issued a statement saying only that the school would take appropriate actions. Hamlet declined com ment. A prosecutor wrote in a sworn statement that Hamlet said the discrepan cies were just oversights or mistakes. The statement added that an assistant prepared expense forms from Hamlets handwritten vouchers rather than receipts. Customer kills robber at store JACKSONVILLE Authorities say a customer at a Jacksonville Dollar General fatally shot a rob ber. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office reports that a robbery involv ing two armed suspects was already in progress Monday evening when the 57-year-old customer entered the store. One sus pect had the clerk, and the other was in front of the cash register. Authorities told The Florida Times-Union that the customer, who had a concealed weapons permit, drew his gun and shot one of the suspects twice, kill ing him. The other suspect fled, and police continue to search for him. The customer was ques tioned by investigators, but no charges were filed. No other customers or employees reported any injuries. Scott looks beyond Isaac TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott is looking beyond Hurricane Isaac by assuring visitors that Florida is open for busi ness and the weather will be great for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Scott began pumping up Floridas tourism industry on Tuesday while recovery efforts were still under way from massive flooding in South Florida. The Panhandle, mean while, is bracing for what is expected to be a lesser soaking. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still handling millions in claims from an earlier storm. Allstate sues brain hospital MIAMI Allstate Insurance Company is suing a southwest Florida hospital that treats brain injured patients, alleging the hospital billed the insurance company for $7.6 million in unneces sary medical services. According to a lawsuit filed Friday, The Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation in Wauchula created an elaborate mar keting campaign to lure patients from Michigan. Michigan does not have a cap on its no-fault auto insurance, making it a deep well to draw from. The lawsuit claims the hospital falsified medical records to get millions from Allstate. The insur ance company also said the hospital didnt treat patients, but simply ware housed them. The hospital declined comment on details of the lawsuit, but said they believed it would be resolved in their favor. Meanwhile, state offi cials are investigating abuse allegations at the hospital. Search on for missing jet skier PENSACOLA Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who went miss ing while jet skiing off the coast of Pensacola in stormchurned waters. The Coast Guard says three helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft were searching on Tuesday for the 47-year-old man report ed missing Monday night. A Coast Guard spokes man says the search crews would temporarily suspend their search when wind and rain conditions from now-Hurricane Isaac make it too difficult for them to continue. The spokesman says the missing mans wife called authorities around 8:30 p.m. Monday after he failed to return from a jet skiing. FAMU official arrested on travel expense charges n Associated Press n Associated Press

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BY MICHAEL KUNZELMANSTACEY PLAISANCEAssociated PressNEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Isaac spun into the southern Louisiana coast late Tuesday, sending floodwaters surging and unleashing fierce winds, as residents hunkered down behind boarded-up windows. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina’s seventh anniversary, hoping the city’s stronger levees will hold. Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, made landfall at about 6:45 p.m. near the mouth of the Mississippi River. But it was zeroing in on New Orleans, about 90 miles to the northwest, turning streets famous for all-hours celebrations into ghost boulevards. While many residents stayed put, evacuations were ordered in low-lying areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, where officials ordered the closure of the state’s 12 shorefront casinos. By late Tuesday, some 100,000 homes and businesses had lost power. Ed Rappaport, deputy director of the National Hurricane Center, said Isaac’s core would pass west of New Orleans with winds close to 80 mph and head for Baton Rouge. “On this course, the hurricane will gradually weaken. Its winds will come down,” Rappaport said Tuesday night from the Miami-based center. He said gusts could reach about 100 mph at times, especially at higher levels which could damage high-rise buildings in New Orleans. As Isaac neared the city, there was little fear or panic. With New Orleans’ airport closed, tourists retreated to hotels and most denizens of a coastline that has witnessed countless hurricanes decided to ride out the storm. “Isaac is the son of Abraham,” said Margaret Thomas, who was trapped for a week in her home in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neigh-borhood by Katrina’s floodwaters, yet chose to stay put this time. Still, the storm drew intense scrutiny because of its timing — just before the anniversary of Katrina and coinciding with the first major speeches of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., already delayed and tempered by the storm. “We don’t expect a Katrina-like event, but remember there are things about a Category 1 storm that can kill you,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, urg-ing people to use common sense and to stay off any streets that may flood. Other officials, chastened by memories and experience, advised caution. Tens of thousands of peo-ple were told to leave low-lying areas, including 700 patients of Louisiana nursing homes. At least one tornado spun off of Isaac in Alabama. There were no immedi-ate reports of damage or injuries. Many Gulf Coast residents opted to ride it out in shelters or at home and officials, while sounding alarm about the dangers of the powerful storm, decided not to call for mass evacuations like those that preceded Katrina, which packed 135 mph winds in 2005. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 3A3A a lot of patience and just played with them.” Walker said Blevins told her he wanted to continue with his education and go back to college and get an Associates degree. “He seemed to be just a good employee... ,” she said. “This situation is very out of character for the person who worked here.” Monday afternoon FHP Troop B Capt. Eileen Powell said the investigation is being handled FDLE. FDLE officials only gave identification information about Blevins on Tuesday and would not comment with any new informa-tion on the investigation. “Because it’s an active investigation, we can’t discuss the case further,” said Steve Arthur, an FDLE spokesman. impossible to identify them. No charges have been filed against Berkland. His attorney Eric Stevenson declined comment Tuesday. Phone calls and emails to Pensacola Police were not immediately returned. Officials are trying to determine whether Berkland broke any laws regarding biomedical waste and the storing and dispos-ing of human remains. It was not immediately known why the organs were being stored there. Martin said it’s unlikely they could have been sold because they ORGANS: Brains, hearts, lungs found in Tupperware Continued From Page 1AFor both donation types, a sick leave recipient can-not use donated time until all of his or her leave is gone, according to the pol-icy. Donated sick leave has no terminal value. From the business end it would allow employees who accumulate a lot of sick time to spend it on oth-ers, rather than be paid for the time at retirement. Unused, transferred sick leave is returned to the employee who donat-ed the leave and those who donate must keep a minimum number of sick leave days equal to the number he or she accrues annually, under the new policy. In other school board news, First Federal Bank donated $1,500 to Niblack Elementary School for school supplies. In addition, the board approved an agreement with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to provide seven School Resource Deputies from Aug. 23 to June 4, 2013. The school district will pay the county Board of Commissioner $251,318 for the program. The agreement and pay-ment is the same as last year, Superintendent Michael Millikin said. SCHOOL: District okays leave donation Continued From Page 1A VICTIM: Coworkers spead fondly of him Continued From Page 1A were not well-preserved. Many of the remains were stuck in household Tupperware and other con-tainers that “aren’t made to hold up to outdoor weather conditions. The chemical inside of those containers is very caustic ... a lot of those containers were emptied because they had cracked through so all of those caus-tic chemicals were leaking out somewhere,” Martin said. Berkland told employees of the Florida storage facil-ity that he planned to keep household goods and office furniture there, the com-pany said. “We never had any indication that anything was out of the ordinary, nor did anyone on our management team ever notice anything amiss during daily property checks,” said Diane Piegza, vice president of corporate communications of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage. Before coming to Florida, Berkland had been fired as a contract medical examiner in 1996 in Jackson County, Mo., in a dispute over his caseload and autopsy reports. His doctor’s license was ultimately revoked there. Berkland had incorrectly stated on the reports that he had taken sections of sev-eral brains to be preserved as specimens for medical conferences and teaching purposes. He called them “proofreading errors” and the Missouri attorney gen-eral’s office found they did not jeopardize any criminal cases. At the time, Berkland contended the actions against him in Missouri were politically motivated and unfair because he was unable to present evidence in his defense. From staff reportsCiting a steady decrease in activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration will close the disaster out-reach center in Columbia County 6 p.m. Thursday. Opened by FEMA as a Disaster Recovery Center after Tropical Storm Debby, the center transi-tioned to a SBA loan cen-ter Monday. The center, located at 484 SW Commerce Drive, will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Thursday for storm survivors to get one-on-one assistance and information about state and federal disaster assis-tance programs. The cen-ter in Suwannee County will also close Thursday. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance or return SBA applications for physical property dam-age is Tuesday, Sept. 4. Applicants may apply for a disaster loan online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call 1-800-659-2955. For questions or to apply for FEMA assis-tance call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov. A crowd gathers on the end of the boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach Tuesday to watch rough surf generated by Hurricane Isaac as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico. Disaster outreach centerready to close its doors Isaac makes landfall in La.; Gulf Coast braces ASSOCIATED PRESS

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L istening to liberal media reports on Hurricane Isaac, we already know two things: A major disaster is coming, and what-ever happens is Mitt Romney’s fault. This rapidly developing story line is the function of what CNN called the “eerie similarities” between Isaac and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Isaac is on a similar track and predicted to make landfall on or about Katrina’s seven-year anniversary. Granted, Isaac is expected to be a weak Category 1 hur-ricane, in contrast to Katrina, which was Category 5 and the second most intense storm to hit the United States on record. However, the tem-pest has caused Republicans to reschedule parts of their national convention and given press outlets a handy pretext for limiting their coverage of what remains. To the extent reports continue, the theme will be, “Mitt Romney parties while the Gulf Coast suffers.” White House correspondent Chuck Todd kicked off the analogy on MSNBC, observing, “The shadow of Bush and Katrina does hang over this convention.” President Clinton’s Labor Secretary Robert Reich piped in on Twitter: “Isaac will remind us of Katrina, and Katrina will remind us of George W. Bush.” The Associated Press dubbed the storm a critical trial for Mr. Romney. “The next few days will test Romney’s abil-ity,” AP’s Des Moines corre-spondent Thomas Beaumont wrote, “to both present him-self to the American people as a plausible alternative to President Barack Obama, and to lead a party still smarting from the image hit it took in the aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast devastation.” Playing up a sense of impending doom benefits Mr. Obama. When Isaac comes ashore and doesn’t repeat Katrina’s devastation, the White House can claim credit for staving off disaster. Mr. Obama can draw con-trasts between himself and Mr. Bush, which is one of his major campaign themes. The White House may also contend that without Mr. Obama’s wise leadership, the results would have been much worse — which is his primary talking point discuss-ing the economy. The country has been down this road before. In 2008, Hurricane Gustav was blowing in just as the Republican convention was kicking off. “The political gods blow Hurricane Gustav to remind us about the shame of Katrina,” the Daily Kos intoned. Fortunately when Gustav hit in Louisiana, it was weaker than expected. The 2008 Obama campaign didn’t make it an issue, and Naomi Klein of The Nation groused, “Gustav should have been political rat poison for the Republicans, no matter how well it was managed.” For this hurricane, White House political operatives are no doubt planning the optics down to the last detail. The Romney campaign should do the same. Republicans will have to tone down the cel-ebratory atmosphere of their convention or face the likeli-hood of split-screen coverage on major networks showing balloons dropping in Tampa next to scenes of hurricane-ravaged homes and people huddling under blankets. Playingthe blamegame OUR OPINION HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:On July 30, the Florida Gateway College, the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake City Reporter co-sponsored and hosted a political forum which presented the candidates who qualified to run for Columbia County Commissioner – Dist. 3. This program, as in the past, allowed each candidate a time for opening comments, time to answer a few questions posed to them, followed by time for closing comments. This type of forum over the years has served to inform the voters of Columbia County. However, this year, with respect to candi-dates for County Commissioner – Dist. 3 only, the ugliness of politics surfaced. This particular program followed the above format for candidates running for County Commissioner in Dists. 1, 3, and 5. However, the following ques-tion was posed only to candi-dates for Dist. 3. The question was, “How do you rate the per-formance of County Manager, Dale Williams?” This question was completely out-of-line, disrespectful to the County Manager, and in my opinion politically motivated since only the candidates for Dist. 3 were asked to answer. Mr. Robert Bridges, editor of the Lake City Reporter owes an explanation of what political motivation prompted this ques-tion and why the question was not framed the same to each candidate. The original question “How do you rate the performance of County Manager, Dale Williams” was rephrased to “How good of a job is Dale Williams doing?” First, and foremost, only the five incumbent County Commissioners are capable of answering such a question. This type of politics in Columbia County is not needed and in my opinion Mr. Bridges owes a pub-lic apology to County Manager, Dale Williams, the hosts of the forum, and to the viewing public. If these types of politically moti-vated questions are to continue for future forums then the useful-ness of these programs to inform the voters will be severely dimin-ished. Let us hope that, in the next round of these forums, the candidates will be asked ques-tions specific to the issues facing Columbia County. David RountreeLake City Don’t mix politics with forum Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities —“Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: news@lakecityreporter.com N obody was look-ing forward to Hurricane Isaac, but everyone appeared to take it seriously and move toward some type of emergency pre-paredness plan in their homes and businesses locally. We were all worried about the rain and how we would deal with one more drop of rain? Thankfully, most of the county dodged most of the downpours, which were scattered at best during the past several days. We were very impressed and thankful for the diligent work of both the Lake City and Columbia County Public Works departments. City crews were very visible cleaning debris from storm drains and making preparations for rain in the city. County crews were ready to manage the rural roads, ditches and areas of standing flood water in the event of more rain. The county also managed the sandbag filling and distribution to residents who wanted them. Everybody worked hard and worked together to prepare for the storm. Thankfully, for residents and public works employees, we were spared from the deluge of another hurricane or tropical storm as Isaac took aim at the northern Gulf coast. Save your canned goods and bottled water. Hurricane season goes until Nov. 30. Preparation remains a wise idea Q The Washington Times OPINION Wednesday, August 29, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AOPINION ANOTHER VIEW R ecent events have caused speculation that the current Republican Party is anti-science. For a nation that values its traditional science and technology edge over most of the rest of the world, it is somewhat astonishing that so many Republican politi-cians treat science as unproven theory or disregard it completely. When Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., made his now-infamous remark that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” won’t get preg-nant, it was immediately noted that Akin, who is running for a Senate seat, is a member of the House Science and Technology Committee. Akin, who is firmly against abortion for any reason, apolo-gized for his appalling lack of knowledge about biology, but he immediately got $100,000 in campaign donations from sympa-thetic Republicans. During a formal debate in 2008, GOP presidential candi-dates were asked if any of them did not believe in evolution. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and now a TV talk-show host, raised his hand. So did Sam Brownback, a former senator from Kansas and its cur-rent governor. And so did Tom Tancredo, a former member of the House of Representatives from Colorado. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was a candidate for president this year, boasted that his state taught creationism as well as evolution so students can make up their own minds. Michele Bachmann, a House member from Minnesota and a former 2012 presidential candidate, insists that the theory of evolution is “controversial” among scientists. No, ma’am, it is not. Evolution has been proven for centuries. No true scientist denies it. That does not mean there is no God, but to deny the theory of evolu-tion is to have no respect for facts. Many Republicans also disavow climate change, the source of extreme weather outbreaks around the globe, caused by manmade carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere. Again, while this inexplicably has been treated as a political football, true scientists around the globe are firmly convinced of the reality of climate change and what is causing it. But Mitt Romney, the GOP top dog who may become presi-dent, says he does not know what is causing climate change and, furthermore, is convinced that the government would be wrong to spend money to address the issue for future generations. The Republican platform, the statement of what the party officially stands for, opposes abortion for any reason, includ-ing rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Thus, a 14-year-old girl who gets pregnant after being a victim of statutory rape (a serious crime) or incest would have no recourse but to carry the child to term, no mat-ter the consequences to her or her family. And when that child is born, the party wants to cut spending available for infant nutrition, childcare and medical care. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Romney’s running mate, co-sponsored legislation to ban abortion. Now he says he must accept Romney’s position that abortion should be legal only for rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Ryan said this is a “step in the right direction” of banning abortion entirely. Ryan and Romney, who want to cut taxes for the rich, also propose across-the-board spending cuts (except for the military) including drastic cuts in student loans and govern-ment safety nets for the poor and for unwed mothers. The party opposes same-sex marriage, an indication that it thinks homosexuality is a revo-cable choice, not a biological fact -another example of deny-ing science, leading to a denial of equal rights. Bill Nye, the “science guy,” told MSNBC that being “anti-science” at this point in history is very serious. Yes, it is. And we thought we were going to have a seri-ous discussion of the economy and how to provide more jobs, and balance spending, taxes and the role of government.Is the Republican Party anti-science? Ann McFeattersamcfeatters@nationalpress.com Q Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. n England & France meet in war in 1756. n USSR performs first nuclear test in 1949. n Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” released in 1964. n Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF) in 1966. n Saddam Hussein declares America can’t beat Iraq in 1990. n Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $115 billion in damage in 2005.

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Today 4H Broiler Hen project Columbia County youth are invited to participate in the 4H Broiler Hen Fair Project. Youth will raise meat-type chickens to mar ket weight and enter them in the Columbia County 2012 Fair for judging. Deadline to order chicks and sign-up for project is today. Youth do not have to be currently enrolled in 4H. For more info or to order chicks please con tact Derek Barber at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension at 758-1030. 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 twoman canoe entry is $30. For questions about the race or to pre-register call (386) 854-1002. Canoes and kayaks 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. Hawaii Bash Pride of B&S Comb Temple 1238 invites the community to attend their 3rd Annual Hawaii Bash on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Donation at the door is $10. RHS class of The Richardson High School class of 1963 will be celebrating their 49th class reunion which will be held at the Mason City Community Center on Sept. 1 starting at 10 a.m. Contact George Moultrie at 965-8920 for information. Kids Club yard sale The Kids Club of Lake City Church of God is hav ing a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Family Life Center, 173 SE Ermine Ave. For more information, call (386) 7525965. Sept. 5 Annual Fall Art Show The Art League of North Florida announces the Annual Fall Art Show and Exhibition Sept. 7 through Oct. 19 at the Florida Gateway College Performing Arts Center. All artists 18 years and older are eligible to enter the show. The entry fee is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Applications are available when check ing in at the arts center or at the Fabric Art Shop and the Frame Shop and Gallery in Live Oak. Artwork will be submitted to the center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Cash prizes will be awarded for each of four categories: painting, pho tography, drawing and 3-D art. The awards will be pre sented at the reception on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. The community is invited to the reception to enjoy the art, refreshments, fel lowship and meeting the arts. For additional infor mation call 755-1109. Newcomers luncheon The September Friendship Luncheon of the Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be held at Red Lobster, located at 2847 West US 90, begin ning at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5. For more information, call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 or Barbara Test at 754-7227. Sept. 8 Stamp show The Florida Stamp Dealers Assn. and General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. Dealers will be available to buy, sell and appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money. Literacy Day Join us next to the Santa Fe River within OLeno State Park to celebrate th 5th Annual Literacy Day event on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OLeno State Park will be celebrating Literacy Day with Magic, and the Gentle Carousel Therapy Horses. Listen to stories read by local authors and guest readers. Talk with book illustrators. Take a Where Tales Meet Trails adventure walk. Sign up for a library card, receive a free state park day pass and learn about adult lit eracy programs. There will also be an arts and crafts area, live animals and refreshments. Admission to the park is free with the donation of a new or gently used family oriented book. Sept. 11 Medicare seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center of Lake City will host a Free Medicare Educational Seminar from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Subjects to be cov ered include what a per son needs to know about Medicare, when to enroll, whats covered and wheth er or not a supplement is needed. The seminar is for educational purposes only and is not a sales event. Call (386) 755-3476, Ext. 107, for more information. Sept. 12 Olustee planners meet The Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to plan the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the school district central building room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St. Newcomers luncheon The regular luncheon of the Lake City Newcomers and Friends will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Guangdong Restaurant in the Lake City Mall. The pro gram for this date has not been determined. Lunch is $11. For more informa tion, call Barbara Test at 754-7227 or Rose Taylor at 755-2175. Nursing consortium All Healthcare Providers are invited to the End-ofLife Nursing Education Consortium-Veteran Care Conference. The consortium will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn of Lake City, 213 SW Commerce Drive Lake City, FL. To regis ter call 352376-1611 (Ext. 4018 or 5440) or 352-6827057 or email valerie.whit ton@va.gov, Julie.dudash@ va.gov or nbarnes@hos piceofthenaturecoast.org. Class size is limited to 80. CEUs will be provided to RNs, LPNs, and ARNPs. Sept. 13 FFA orientation The Columbia FFA Alumni will host a parent/ student orientation in the Columbia High School caf eteria from 6:30 9 p.m. Sept. 13. All FFA members, parents and alumni are encouraged to attend. The meeting will cover infor mation necessary for your student to excel in the FFA program. Membership dues for the students, t-shirts, and alumni dues may be paid at this meeting. Membership forms can be filled out in advance by visiting the Columbia High FFA web site at www.columbiaffa. weebly.com Sept. 15 Pride festival, pageant Lake City Pride Inc. presents the Lake City Pride Festival and Pageant Sept. 15. The festival will be downtown in Olustee Park from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be live bands, vendors and food. The pageant will be at the Lake City Country Club from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Lake City Pride, hosting by Indie Brooks. Contestant fee is $50. For more information call 386697-5663 or email simeon_ 32055@yahoo.com. Sept. 17 Daughters meeting Faye Bowling Warren will speak at the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, Lake City month ly meeting September 17 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval St. Buffet will be served after the meeting. Cost is $9.00. Warren is a chapter member and the executive director of the Blue Grey Army, Inc. For more infor mation call Linda Williams 352-215-8776. Sept. 18 Square dance lessons Dixie Dancers Square Dance Club will have square dance lessons every Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. starting Sept. 18 at at Teen Town, 533 NW DeSoto St. The first two lessons are free, each lesson after is $3 per person. For information call 758-3654 or 754-1478. Visit the groups Website at www.dixiedancers.net. Sept. 22 Class of 77 reunion Columbia High School Class of 1977 celebrates A Step Back in Time 35th reunion Sept. 28-30. There will be an alumni bonfire, banquet and church ser vice. Itineraries and tick ets will be forwarded when rsvp is received. Cost is $35 per person, after Sept. 22 prices increases to $50 per person. RSVP to CHS Class of 77, 244 SE Pine Dr. Lake City 32025, or nan cytrogers@msn.com. For information call 867-1271. Sept. 29 FACS meeting The Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake City will hold its Fall Family Festival and general meeting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Alligator Park Main Pavilion. All FACS active members and guest should plan to attend the groups annual outdoor event, fea turing lots of games, prizes, music, dancing, cultural food, and just plain fun for the entire family. Everyone is asked to bring their best covered dish to share. For more information, contact Bob Gavette at 965-5905. Oct. 3 Olustee planners meet The Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to plan the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the school district central building room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St. Nov. 10 Wright Brothers race The Race Against the Wright Brothers 5k run/ walk will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 10 at 205 N. Marion Ave. in Lake City. Participants can register online at Active.com or in person at Carquest Auto Parts on Pinemount Road. Proceeds benefit Disabled American Veterans at Lake City VA Medical Center. Contact Michelle Richards at (386) 438-5830 for more information. Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012 5A 5A SCHOOL OF THE SUPERNATURAL Fall Semester September 9, 2012 Video/live teachings from Bethel Church Redding, Ca. and local ministers Teachers include Bill Johnson, Kris Valloton, Danny Silk, Kevin Dedmon, Terry Shiver, and others. Subjects: Healing and the Kingdom of God, the Gifts of the Spirit, the Five-fold ministry, the Lifestyle of walking in Gods Kingdom, Operating in the Prophetic, Character development, and much more. Cost: $100 per semester. Cost includes teaching material, books, and weekly treasure hunts. Classes meet each Sunday night at 6pm. Where: Christ Community Church, 159 SW Spencer Court, Lake City, FL 32024 For more information contact: Terry Shiver at 386-755-0055. COUPON REQUIRED ...Do you have the over-priced, slow-speed Internet Blues? Get FAST High-Speed Internet Today! Now Available Everywhere! Call your N. Central & N. Florida Authorized Dealer Today at 386-269-0984 1-800-254-3630 $ 39. 95 to $ 59.99 /Mo. Because CABLE is so last century! 21st Century Communications, LLC Digital TV Service & UNLIMITED phone service, too! Ask About Floyd E. Lee Floyd E Lee, 86, of Lake City, FL and formerly of Wooster, Ohio passed away August 24, 2012 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Cen ter in Lake City. He was born June 4, 1926 in Mill ersburg, the son of Earl E and Grace Young Lee. He was a maintenance super visor at Timken for over 30 years and had operated Lees Greenhouse in Jefferson for 5 years He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and had served his country with the U.S. Army during WWII. Surviving are his children, Carol (Rick) Rothschild of Georgia, Linda Lee of Florida, Judy (Tim) Paull of Fredericksburg, Ohio, daughter-in-law, Jodi Lee of South Carolina, son-in-law, Scott Hoffman of Georgia; 10 grand children, 9 great-grandchildren, brothers, Lester Lee of Sandusky and Carl Lee of Big Prairie, Ohio. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, son, Bill Lee, daughter, Rebecca Hoffman and 4 brothers and 3 sisters. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at St Mary Cemetery on Thurs day, August 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio and local arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Rick Burnham at 754-0424 or by e-mail at rburnham@ lakecityreporter.com. Florida Gateway College student Jake Poole (left), 16, uses his knight to kill a pawn while playing giant chess against Jonathan Smith, 19, Tuesday at the FGC Charles W. Hall Student Center. Giant chess makes playing chess more difficult, said Poole, a first-time player. Its hard to see the board. Im a beginner at best. Im probably not going to win this. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Big game

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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NATION WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 2012 6A EBT SNAP Debit All Major Credit Cards No Rain Checks While Supplies Last Prices Good Aug. 29-Sept. 1 CLOSED MONDAY 9/3 LABOR DAY Fresh Ground Chuck 10 Lb. Tubes 2.49 Lb. Bone-In Ribeye Steaks Whole OR Half Loin 4.99 Lb. Boneless New York Strip Steaks Whole or Half Loin 4.99 Lb. T-Bone Steaks Family Pack 5.99 Lb. Fresh Pork Spare Ribs 3 Pack 1.69 Lb. Fresh Boston Butt Pork Roast 2 Pack 1.29 Hormel St. Louis Ribs 2.59 Lb. Fresh Fryer Leg Quarters 5.99 10 Lb. Bag 23.50 40 Lb. Box Fresh Frozen Vegetables 4/ $ 10 Nettles Sausage 190 SW CR 240 Lake City (386) 752-2510 Store Hours: MondaySaturday 8am 6pm Fresh Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast 10 Lb. Bag 16.99 Fresh Fryer Drumsticks or Thighs .99 Lb. restaurants just a few blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum where delegates are convening. I would need to triple business between now and the end of the conven tion to make up for what Ive lost already. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said by the end of the week, the economic gains will outweigh losses, thought he acknowledged that downtown was dead Monday. The day was soggy with intermittent downpours from Isaac and downtown lacked many delegates since the Republicans delayed their activities for a day because of the storm. Still, the Democratic mayor said the convention was expected to infuse $150 million to $175 million into the local economy with dele gates spending about a third of that and the host commit tee spending another third. I think when were all said and done with this, this will have a huge eco nomic impact on the city, Buckhorn said. And not all businesses are a bust. All area hotels are booked at a time when Floridas summer heat usu ally leaves them begging. Limo drivers are in demand. At Encore Select, which has taken over a storefront blocks from the Forum to sell NoBama! T-shirts and Mitt Romney buttons, revenue has only been half of what company president Richard Moore anticipated. Almost all patrons have been locals, not out-of-town delegates. Moore had hoped delegates would go shop ping on Monday since there was little convention activity. If they did, it wasnt at his store. ___ n Tamara Lush in Tampa and Suzette Laboy in Miami contributed to this report. those votes from being offi cially registered. Shame on you, some of his sup porters chanted from the floor. Boehner, presiding over the roll call, made no attempt to have Romneys nomination made by acclamation, even though Ryans was a few moments later. The night was Romneys for sure, but some of the loudest cheers were accorded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a hero among Republicans for fending off a labor-backed recall attempt last spring. Convention planners squeezed two days of speeches and other con vention business into one after scrapping Mondays scheduled opener because of fears that Isaac would make a direct hit on the Florida Gulf Coast. That threat fizzled, but it was instantly replaced by another that Republicans would wind up holding a political celebration at the same time the storm turned its fury on New Orleans, devastated almost exactly seven years ago by Hurricane Katrina. Romneys convention planners said they were in frequent contact with weather forecasters, but they declined to discuss what contingency plans, if any, they had to accelerate plans for him to deliver a formal acceptance speech Thursday night. Ratification of a party platform was prelude to Romneys nomination, a document more conserva tive on abortion than the candidate. On economic matters, it backs extension of the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 and due to expire at years end, without excep tion. It also calls for an addi tional 20 percent reduction in income tax brackets that Romney favors. In a time of 8.3 percent unemployment and the slowest economic recov ery in the post-World War II era, that went to the crux of the campaign for the White House. By contrast, Obama wants to allow existing tax cuts to expire on upper income taxpayers, and has criticized Romneys overall economic plans as a boon to millionaires that would raise taxes on the middle class. The GOP platform also pledges that a Republicancontrolled Congress will repeal, and Romney will sign, legislation to repeal the health care legisla tion Obama won from a Democratic-controlled Congress. So, too, for the measure passed to regu late Wall Street in the wake of the 2008 economic col lapse. On abortion, the plat form says, The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. Romney opposes abor tions, except in cases of rape, incest, or when the health and life of the moth er are at stake, he said in a convention week inter view. Obama, who accepts renomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, cam paigned in Iowa Tuesday as he set out on a tour of college campuses in battle ground states in hopes of boosting voter registration among college students. Before departing the White House, he made a point of appearing before reporters to announce the governments latest steps to help those in the way of Isaac. He signed a dec laration of emergency for Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local storm response efforts in the state. His surrogates did their best to counter Romney and the Republicans. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, dis missing GOP attempts to woo Hispanic voters, said, You cant just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate. He added, This is a party with a platform that calls for the self-deportation of 11 million people. Hispanics strongly favor Obama, according to pub lic polls, and Romney and his party have been seek ing to win a bigger share of their votes by emphasizing proposals to fix the econo my rather than ease their positions on immigration. Female voters, too, pre fer the president over his challenger, and Democrats have done their best to emphasize GOP opposi tion to abortion and even suggest the party might try and curtail access to contraceptives if it wins power. In an AP-GfK poll taken Aug. 16-20, some 48 per cent of registered voters said they trust Romney more on economic issues, to 44 percent for Obama. ___ n Associated Press writ ers Brian Bakst, Thomas Beaumont, Tamara Lush, Brendan Farrington, Julie Mazziotta, Steve Peoples, Kasie Hunt and Philip Elliott in Florida and Steven Ohlemacher, Alicia A. Caldwell and Jennifer Agiesta in Washington con tributed to this report. ROMNEY: GOP unites at convention. Continued From Page 1A TAMPA: Businesses suffer letdown Continued From Page 1A A restaurant sign stands on a downtown street, Tuesday in Tampa. Its supposed to be an honor to be picked as the host city of a presidential nominating convention. But so far, a combination of nasty weather, tight security that blocks off streets and a delay in convention activities has left Tampas streets deserted, its restaurants nearly empty. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The Club Match Play Championship was the only play that dodged the rain. The results had Garrett Odom and Phillip Russell advancing in the winner’s bracket, with Todd Carter and Chet Carter dropping into the elimination bracket. The winner’s bracket is awaiting matches to be concluded between Pete Sapenzia and Ralph Minster, and Steve Nail and Tony Johnson, with Joe Herring taking on the winner. The elimination bracket has matches between Gerald Smithy and Keith Hudson, Jason Self and Luther Huffman, and Mike Kahlich and Bob Sonntag. The Wednesday Blitz, Friday Dogfight and Wednesday Scramble all fell victim to rain making the course unplayable. The weather has greatly effected play; however, the last few days have been breezy with little rain which has allowed the course to dry out and resulting in great course conditions. Upcoming events:Q Sept. 8, PCERA; Q Sept. 14, 5th Annual CMN Golf Tournament, hosted by Walmart 7835/7035 and RCC. Two groups tied at 125 for first place in the MGA Best Ball tournament. The foursome of Brian Dicks, Dave Mehl, George Bowlin and Mike Carr got the decision in a score-card review over the team of Dennis Crawford, John Raulerson, Tom Wade and Don Combs. The team of Cory DePratter, Rocky Ryals, Dan Stewart and Mike Yacovelli was one stroke back. Terry Hunter had the tournament’s low gross with a 1 over 73. Eli Witt’s 68 was the low net round. Steve Peters led the skins with an eagle on No. 11. Brian Shead, Jonathan Allen, Carr and Wade had the other skins. Mike McCranie claimed his second Wednesday blitz win in a row. His +7 points was good for a three-shot win over Keith Shaw and Brian Shead. Jordan Hale and Steve Peterson tied for fourth at +3. Skins winners were Jonathan Allen, Bob Randall and Eddy Brown. The LGA played a “tee to green only” contest. Carol Felton picked up the win with a net 21. Gloria Rowley was second with a net 22. The Good Old Boys got in two matches. Match one was an easy 10-5 win for the team of Barney Hart, Merle Hibbard, Jim Bell and Ed McKnight, over the threesome of Marc Risk, Paul Davis and Emerson Darst. Match two sent three teams to the course. It was an 8-3 win for the team of Ed Snow, Joe Persons, Stan Woolbert and Jeff Mayne. The team of Dennis Hendershot, Mike Spencer, Jim Stevens and Howard Whitaker finished in sec-ond place, with the team of Eli Witt, Tony Branch, Bill Rogers and Dan Stephens in third. Risk fired an even par round of 39-33-72 for medal-ist honors. Hendershot and Woolbert each posted 77. Howard Whitaker was uncontested in taking the front nine contest with a 39. Darst’s 38 was good for the back nine win over Hart, Spencer and Witt, all with 39. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, August 29, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com %632576 GOLF REPORTS BRIEFS Lake City native takes home NGA Tour event. QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed GoffThursday Q Columbia High girls golf vs. Santa Fe High at West End Golf Club, 4:30 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball at Keystone Heights High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White JV football at Suwannee High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High football vs. Baker County High, 7:30 p.m. Q Fort White High football vs. Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. GAMES YOUTH FOOTBALL Final league sign-ups today Today is the final day for the extended Lake City Recreation Department’s Little League Football registration (ages 6-13). Sign-up is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Teen Town Recreation Center. Cost per player is $50. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Dedication for Coach Hunter Fort White High’s football fieldhouse will be dedicated to long-time coach and teacher Mike Hunter at 7 p.m. Friday, before the game against Hamilton County High. Coach Demetric Jackson invites all former players, students, teachers and friends to the dedication. For details, call Jackson at 497-5952. CHS FOOTBALL Food drive, fundraiser Friday The Columbia County Quarterback Club has a canned food drive/ fundraiser in conjunction with the Baker County High game on Friday. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable item and drop it in containers at the game. Cash donations also will be accepted. Catholic Charities is the main beneficiary. For details, call Joe Martino at 984-0452. SEMINOLES Club gathering on Thursday The Lake City Seminole Club’s 2012 Kickoff Gathering is 6 p.m. Thursday at The Country Club at Lake City. For details, call 752-2180. GATORS Gator Club social Thursday The North Florida Gator Club’s annual “kickoff” social is 6 p.m. Thursday at the home of John and Betty Norris on Inglewood Drive in Lake City. The club will provide dinner. The club is selling raffle tickets for two chairback seats (Section 59). Tickets are $50 and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. For details, call Bob at 752-3333.Q From staff reports Odom, Russell advance in Match Play championship Dicks team wins MGA Best Ball Barber earns first tour victoryFrom staff reportsLake City native and former Columbia High stu-dent Blayne Barber made the leap to the profession-al ranks after an All-American season at Auburn University. After his first professional win on the National Golf Association Tour, the move looks to be paying off. Barber shot a combined 23-under at the ICE Recycling “Environmental” Classic at the County Club of South Carolina to bring home the win. He finished with rounds of 67-69-65-64 on his way to his first professional victory over Andrew Loupe. “I feel grateful, relieved and excited,” Barber said. “It’s been a while since I’ve won at any level and then to get a win on this level is very gratifying.” For his victory, Barber cashed in $22,000. Barber played nearly flawless during his four rounds. The Lake City native had three birdies in a row and built a two-shot lead heading into the final two holes of the tournament. It wasn’t the first time he had gone against Loupe as he was a former LSU All-American. “I’ve played in a lot of tournaments with Andrew before, but this was my first time playing with him,” Barber said. “I felt like our group was relaxed because we were both playing some great golf.” During the round, Barber said he never felt the pressure. “It was a real cool experience because we were both just hitting shots and not worrying about the outcome,” Barber said. Matchups play key factor JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Lonnie Underwood makes a cut between two Santa Fe High defenders in the kickoff classic on Frid ay.Wildcats head into Jungle FridayBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comThe kickoff classic is now in the rearview and Columbia High knows that when it takes the field on Friday there’s no more time for looking back. The Tigers must kick it into high gear as they welcome in Baker County High at 7:30 p.m. on Friday to Tiger Stadium. Head coach Brian Allen knows that the Tigers are in for a physical game, but the Wildcats lost a large group of seniors last season. “Anytime you graduate a lot of seniors, it always hurts a little bit,” Allen said. “They’re a good foot-ball team. We can see that on tape. Their quarterback (Corey Lawler) has the abil-ity to beat us with his legs. He can break contain.” One of the matchups being talked about in the game is left tackle Laremy Tunsil against the Wildcats’ defensive end, C.C. Jefferson. “Defensively, they have one of the top ends in the area that everyone knows about,” Allen said. “They’re a good coached football team.” Allen is sure to keep an eye on the secondary as the Tigers have two new starters after graduating seniors last season. Roc Battle moved over from running back and fresh-man Roger Cray starts beside him. “It’ll be good for them just for the experience of what they’ll get down the road,” Allen said. “They’re only going to get better. It’ll be a good opportunity for them to get their feet wet. It’s a good opportu-nity to step up to the chal-lenge. They can improve their technique and what we do. We have to pressure them up front and can’t give them a lot of time to set back and make plays.” Despite the starters shutting out Santa Fe High, 34-0, during their time on the field, Allen said he’s not letting them rest after a preseason shutout. “If you would have walked into the meeting on Monday, you would have thought we lost,” he said. “We have areas we need to improve upon. We’re not hitting the right gaps, but we did some tough things too. We’ll get out on tough Tuesday and improve in some areas of concern.” Barber Indians defeat Union CountyBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — New Fort White High’s volleyball team gave coach Tiffany Bratcher her first win. The Lady Indians defeated visiting Union County High 25-13, 20-25, 25-15, 25-23 on Tuesday. “It feels amazing,” Bratcher said. “The girls played really hard. There is just so much excitement. They came out swinging hard. I am proud of them. It was a great win.” Fort White started strong in two of the three games it won. Ashley Beckman served four ser-vice points in the opening match for a 5-1 lead and Hallie Stringfellow soon tacked on three service points. Beckman added four more service points, two of them aces, and Leah Johnson served for the final two points. The teams played even most of game three. Fort White built a 19-15 lead and Lync Stalnaker served out the match, ending with an ace. Arianna House got the ball rolling in game four with five service points. the Lady Indians had a 19-10 lead, but the Tigers made it tough. Mallorie Godby scored a kill for the winning point.Lady Tigers golfColumbia High fell to “one of the best schools in the area” accord-ing to head coach Todd Carter as Oak Hall School defeated the Lady Tigers 161-199 at Quail Heights on Tuesday. “We had the first-match jitters,” Carter said. “But hats off to Gillian Norris, who had a 41 and was our medalist in the match.” Behind Norris for the Lady Tigers were Ashley Mixon with a 45, Brooke Russell with a 52 and Allie Krahe finished with a 62. Columbia golf team falls in first match of season.

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SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at PittsburghWGN — Chicago White Sox at Baltimore NFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NFL — Preseason, New England at N.Y. Giants SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Dynamo Kiev vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach, at Kiev, Ukraine 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Celtic vs. Helsingborgs, at Glasgow, Scotland (same-day tape) TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, men’s first and women’s second round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, men’s first and women’s second round, at New YorkBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBNew York 75 54 .581 —Baltimore 70 57 .551 4 Tampa Bay 70 58 .547 4 12 Boston 62 67 .481 13Toronto 57 71 .445 17 12 Central Division W L Pct GBChicago 71 56 .559 — Detroit 69 58 .543 2Kansas City 56 71 .441 15Cleveland 55 73 .430 16 12 Minnesota 52 76 .406 19 12 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 76 52 .594 —Oakland 70 57 .551 5 12 Los Angeles 66 62 .516 10Seattle 62 67 .481 14 12 Monday’s Games Boston 5, Kansas City 1Baltimore 4, Chicago White Sox 3Oakland 3, Cleveland 0Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 7, 11 inningsTexas 6, Tampa Bay 5Seattle 1, Minnesota 0 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 2, Toronto 1Chicago White Sox at Baltimore (n)Oakland at Cleveland (n)Tampa Bay at Texas (n)Detroit at Kansas City (n)Seattle at Minnesota (n)Boston at L.A. Angels (n) Today’s Games Toronto (Happ 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 13-3), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 1-2) at Baltimore (J.Saunders 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Blackley 4-3) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-8) at Texas (M.Harrison 15-7), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-3) at Kansas City (B.Chen 9-10), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 13-8) at Minnesota (Deduno 4-2), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Undecided) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-9), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Oakland at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Boston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 77 51 .602 — Atlanta 73 56 .566 4 12 Philadelphia 61 67 .477 16 New York 59 69 .461 18Miami 59 71 .454 19 Central Division W L Pct GBCincinnati 78 52 .600 —St. Louis 71 58 .550 6 12 Pittsburgh 69 60 .535 8 12 Milwaukee 60 67 .472 16 12 Chicago 49 78 .386 27 12 Houston 40 88 .313 37 West Division W L Pct GBSan Francisco 71 57 .555 —Los Angeles 69 60 .535 2 12 Arizona 64 65 .496 7 12 San Diego 60 70 .462 12Colorado 52 75 .409 18 12 Monday’s Games St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3Milwaukee 15, Chicago Cubs 4Colorado 10, L.A. Dodgers 0Cincinnati 3, Arizona 2San Diego 3, Atlanta 0 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 0Miami 9, Washington 0N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia (n)Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (n)San Francisco at Houston (n)L.A. Dodgers at Colorado (n)Cincinnati at Arizona (n)Atlanta at San Diego (n) Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Blanton 8-12) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-7), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 10-4) at Arizona (Corbin 5-5), 3:40 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 12-6) at San Diego (Stults 4-2), 6:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 2-3) at Philadelphia (Hamels 14-6), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 4-5) at Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 8-13), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 7-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 7-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-11), 8:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 10-8) at Houston (Keuchel 1-6), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m.San Francisco at Houston, 8:05 p.m.Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason Today New England at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m.TENNISU.S. Open singles Tuesday Men First Round Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Donald Young, United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Andy Roddick (20), United States, def. 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If Tuesday’s openinggame win against Suwannee High is any indication, Columbia is headed in the right direction. The Lady Tigers needed only three sets to dust off the Lady Bulldogs in Live Oak. Columbia oust-ed Suwannee 25-3, 25-15 and 25-10 in the deciding match. “The girls hit the ball hard and played well as a team tonight,” Golden said after the match. “We had good communication on the court, but I know that we can still get better as a team.” Columbia has been practicing in the school’s multi-purpose room this season as the Lady Tigers are building a new gym floor for the season. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Lake City, but the floor wasn’t finished in time. As of now, Columbia is looking to host its first home game at 6 p.m. on Tuesday against Oak Hall School. “We will be super excited to be back in our own gym,” Golden said. “We’ll just be excited to practice on our own floor, because that’s something we haven’t been able to do yet.” No plans have been made if the gym floor isn’t fin-ished in time. As for the opening win against the Lady Bulldogs, Columbia was led by Jessie Bates, who had 10 aces in the match. Bates also did a good job of setting up the kills with 26 assists in the match. Kelbie Ronsonet was the biggest benefactor of the assists with 13 kills against Suwannee. The junior varsity team also started the season at 1-0 with wins in straight sets. The JV won 25-8 and 25-14. Kaleigh Sanderson and Lacey King each finished with five aces to lead the junior varsity. Grace Harry finished the match with three digs.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a confused transwoman. I have been in a committed relationship for years with a woman who knew me before “the change.” I have lied to myself for a long time about what gender I have been attracted to, and now it’s coming back to haunt me. As I have gone through several years changing, my confidence and emotional depth have grown. I suc-cessfully transitioned two years ago, and live and work as a woman. This means when I go to clubs and bars with other girlfriends, I attract male attention in a positive way. (I’m attractive and pass well.) The problem is, my attraction to women is fad-ing and men are now much more appealing. My pulse races at the idea of spend-ing time in the company of men, but no longer with women, who are now more like sisters. My relationship with my current female spouse has become that of a housemate or female family member. She was there for me dur-ing my changes, and now I feel I am evolving away from her. This upsets me, and I know it upsets her because we have talked about the possibility that this might occur. Now I’m worried about breaking her heart, but feel if I don’t move on, I will have cheated myself out of living. What should I do? Should I swallow my feelings and stay with her, or admit that in order to feel like a hetero-sexual woman I must leave and be in a relationship with a man? Help! -LOST ANGEL DEAR LOST: I discussed your letter with Denise Leclair, the executive director of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), who tells me that what you’re experiencing is not unusual. Transgender people can be so consumed with gender issues that they are sometimes unfocused on whom they are really attracted to. While I can’t make this decision for you, you can get some helpful input from IFGE. Founded in 1987, it offers support and educa-tional services for and about gender-variant persons -including referrals to medical and psychological professionals. You can email IFGE at info@ifge.org. DEAR ABBY: Thanks for the wonderful letters and sage advice over the years. I can’t tell you how many columns I have clipped and shared. Some years ago when I was teaching in Massachusetts, a dear friend, Pat, told me about something she did that impressed me. Every year on her birthday, she sent flowers to her parents with a note thanking them for their love and support. I adopted her idea. We have a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, but isn’t Pat’s idea wonderful? Many parents would be thrilled to receive flowers from their child on his or her birth-day, especially when a note accompanies the bouquet. After all, the parents gave the children life and nur-turing. It seems only right that children should show their appreciation at that special time. -FORMER TEACHER IN ATHENS, GA. DEAR TEACHER: Thank you for sharing your friend’s tradition. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this, but I’m pleased to share her ter-rific idea with those who are receptive. P.S. If flowers aren’t in the budget, a handwritten note of appreciation costs nothing and would be trea-sured for a lifetime. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Give a little and get a little back. Don’t be afraid to stand out or to take a unique approach. Personal changes will grab attention. Don’t limit the possibilities, but respect what others want as well. Diversity is the name of the game. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Cut out any emotional manipulation. Talk straight and get business out of the way. Once you feel relative-ly secure that everything will unfold as planned pro-fessionally or financially, you will feel more at ease spending downtime with family. ++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Reconnect with old friends. Attending a reunion or making the first move to reunite will lead to interesting changes in the way you go about getting what you want. Speak from the heart and you’ll get a good response. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Proceed with caution. Doing too much for some-one may be detrimental to your relationship and to advancement. Make changes that benefit you first and foremost. Take care of matters pertaining to institutions, agencies or corporations. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions will mount and choices will have to be made. Don’t limit what you can do because of some-one using unfair tactics to control what you can and cannot accomplish. You cannot buy love or own someone. Follow your dreams, not someone else’s. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep everything you do within your budget. Time constraints will occur if you take on too much or indulge when moderation is required. Love is on the rise, and doing something constructive with someone special will pay off. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Focus on having fun or taking part in a creative endeavor. Networking, educational pursuits and traveling will help you reach your goals. An open discussion will help you realize your potential. An unexpected proposal will lead to a partnership. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep working toward your set goals. Discussions will only lead to emotional battles that will stand in the way of your creativity. Take an unusual approach in the way you do things at home. Decorate to suit your needs. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look back and remember the good times you had with someone you found inspirational. Talks can lead to new opportuni-ties and the revamping of something you’ve wanted to pursue for a long time. Take action and excel. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Don’t let your guard down. Stay on top of situations involv-ing friends and relatives. Expect someone to try to control your next move. Preparation, honesty and integrity will be key. A last-minute change of plans will work in your favor. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Love is in the stars, and hooking up with someone from your past or establishing a better rela-tionship with someone you are currently with will lead to a better understanding. Set new goals that will bring you closer together. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t reveal informa-tion you don’t want passed around. Relationships are in a high cycle, but if you are too open about your past, you may jeopardize your chance to get to know someone you want in your life at a personal or profes-sional level. +++ 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 Transgender woman must deal with unforeseen change 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 29, 2012 3B

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4B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVERTISEMENT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012 4BBallot PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in each county in Florida, on November IRUWKHUDWLFDWLRQRUUHMHFWLRQ of proposed revisions to the constitution of the State of Florida. NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE SERVICES.—Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care VHUYLFH6SHFLHVWKDWWKHDPHQGPHQWdoes not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers’ compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such ODZVWDWHVZLWKVSHFLFLW\WKHSXEOLFnecessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services.— (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolished by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers’ compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this VHFWLRQLIWKHODZVWDWHVZLWKVSHFLFLW\WKHSXEOLFQHFHVVLW\WKDWMXVWLHVDQexception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) “Compel” includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) “Direct payment” or “pay directly” means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) “Health care system” means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) “Lawful health care services” means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) “Penalties or taxes” means any civil or criminal penalty or QHWD[VDODU\RUZDJHZLWKKROGLQJRUsurcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term “rule by an agency” may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT.—Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013.Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, H[FHSWDVVHVVPHQWVIRUVSHFLDOEHQHWVup to the assessed valuation of twenty-YHWKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGIRUDOOOHYLHVother than school district levies, on the DVVHVVHGYDOXDWLRQJUHDWHUWKDQIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGXSWRVHYHQW\YHthousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such UROOLVUVWGHWHUPLQHGWREHLQFRPSOLDQFHwith the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and VXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKHLegislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not H[FHHGLQJIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVWRDQ\person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and ZKRKDVDWWDLQHGDJHVL[W\YHDQGZKRVHKRXVHKROGLQFRPHDVGHQHGE\JHQHUDOlaw, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, DQRIFLDOOHWWHUIURPWKH8QLWHG States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such HYLGHQFHWKDWUHDVRQDEO\LGHQWLHVWKHdisability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.—The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.—Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state UHYHQXHOLPLWDWLRQEDVHGRQLQDWLRQand population changes. Under the DPHQGPHQWVWDWHUHYHQXHVDVGHQHGin the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum QDQFLDOHIIRUWUHTXLUHGIURPVFKRROdistricts for participation in a state-funded HGXFDWLRQQDQFHSURJUDPRULIWKHPLQLPXPQDQFLDOHIIRUWLVQRORQJHUrequired, returned to the taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval E\WKHHOHFWRUVDQGZLOOUVWDSSO\WRWKHVWDWHVFDO\HDUFull Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses; state revenue limitation .— (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upon real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the state except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and PRELOHKRPHVDVGHQHGE\ODZVKDOOEHsubject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by law, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made E\ODZIRUUDLVLQJVXIFLHQWUHYHQXHWRdefray the expenses of the state for each VFDOSHULRG (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for DQ\VFDO\HDUVKDOOEHOLPLWHGWRVWDWH revenues allowed under this subsection IRUWKHSULRUVFDO\HDUSOXVDQDGMXVWPHQW for growth. As used in this subsection, “growth” means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida personal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection for the SULRUVFDO\HDU)RUWKHVFDO year, the state revenues allowed under WKLVVXEVHFWLRQIRUWKHSULRUVFDO\HDU shall equal the state revenues collected IRUWKHVFDO\HDU)ORULGD personal income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of &RPPHUFHRULWVVXFFHVVRURQWKHUVW day of February prior to the beginning of WKHVFDO\HDU6WDWHUHYHQXHVFROOHFWHG IRUDQ\VFDO\HDULQH[FHVVRIWKLV limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund UHDFKHVWKHPD[LPXPEDODQFHVSHFLHGLQ 6HFWLRQJRI$UWLFOH,,,DQGWKHUHDIWHU shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowed XQGHUWKLVVXEVHFWLRQIRUDQ\VFDO\HDU may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, “state revenues” means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, “state revenues” does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after -XO\SURFHHGVIURPWKHVWDWH lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; EDODQFHVFDUULHGIRUZDUGIURPSULRUVFDO years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision WRWKLVFRQVWLWXWLRQDIWHU-XO\ An adjustment to the revenue limitation VKDOOEHPDGHE\JHQHUDOODZWRUHHFWWKH VFDOLPSDFWRIWUDQVIHUVRIUHVSRQVLELOLW\ for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. 6(&7,216WDWHUHYHQXH limitation.— (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.—Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in DQ\VFDO\HDUDUHOLPLWHGDVIROORZV (1) For the 2014-2015 VFDO\HDUVWDWHUHYHQXHVDUHOLPLWHGWRan amount equal to the state revenues FROOHFWHGGXULQJWKHVFDO\HDUmultiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus four one-hundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 VFDO\HDUVWDWHUHYHQXHVDUHOLPLWHGto an amount equal to the state revenue OLPLWDWLRQIRUVFDO\HDUmultiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three one-hundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 VFDO\HDUVWDWHUHYHQXHVDUHOLPLWHGto an amount equal to the state revenue OLPLWDWLRQIRUVFDO\HDUmultiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one-hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 VFDO\HDUVWDWHUHYHQXHVDUHOLPLWHGto an amount equal to the state revenue OLPLWDWLRQIRUVFDO\HDUmultiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one-hundredth. )RUWKHVFDO year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state UHYHQXHOLPLWDWLRQIRUWKHSUHYLRXVVFDOyear multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment IRUJURZWKIRUDVFDO\HDUVKDOOEHdetermined by March 1 preceding the VFDO\HDUXVLQJWKHODWHVWLQIRUPDWLRQavailable. Once the adjustment for JURZWKLVGHWHUPLQHGIRUDVFDO\HDULWmay not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.—State UHYHQXHVFROOHFWHGLQDQ\VFDO\HDULQexcess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum EDODQFHVSHFLHGLQ6HFWLRQJRIArticle III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum QDQFLDOHIIRUWUHTXLUHGIURPVFKRROdistricts for participation in a state-IXQGHGHGXFDWLRQQDQFHSURJUDPRULIWKHPLQLPXPQDQFLDOHIIRUWLVQRlonger required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.— (1) The state revenue OLPLWDWLRQIRUDQ\VFDO\HDUPD\be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the revenue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for IXWXUHVFDO\HDUV (2) The state revenue OLPLWDWLRQIRUDQ\RQHVFDO\HDUPD\EHLQFUHDVHGE\DWKUHHIWKVYRWHRIthe membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining WKHUHYHQXHOLPLWDWLRQLQVXEVHTXHQWVFDOyears. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.—The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a WKUHHIWKVYRWHRIWKHPHPEHUVKLSRIeach house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety GD\VDIWHUWKHUHVROXWLRQLVOHGZLWKthe custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held PRUHWKDQQLQHW\GD\VDIWHULWLVOHGZLWKthe custodian of state records pursuant to DODZHQDFWHGE\WKHDIUPDWLYHYRWHRIthree-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine the UHYHQXHOLPLWDWLRQIRUIXWXUHVFDO\HDUVThe proposed increase shall take effect if it is approved by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.—The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to WKHVWDWHUHYHQXHOLPLWDWLRQWRUHHFW 7KHVFDOLPSDFWRI transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or 7KHVFDOLPSDFWRID new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.—The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: (1) “Adjustment for growth” means an amount equal to the average for the previous YH\HDUVRIWKHSURGXFWRIWKHLQDWLRQIDFWRUDQGWKHpopulation factor.,QDWLRQIDFWRUPHDQV an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year annual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term “Consumer Price Index” means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legislature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) “Population factor” means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the state as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the VWDWHVRIFLDOSRSXODWLRQHVWLPDWHVVKDOObe used. (4) “State revenues” means WD[HVIHHVOLFHQVHVQHVDQGFKDUJHVfor services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term “state revenues” does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, SURFHHGVIURPWKHVWDWHORWWHU\returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; EDODQFHVFDUULHGIRUZDUGIURPSULRUVFDO\HDUVWD[HVIHHVOLFHQVHVQHVDQGcharges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, OLFHQVHVQHVDQGFKDUJHVIRUVHUYLFHVauthorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.—The amendment to Section 1 and the FUHDWLRQRI6HFWLRQRI$UWLFOH9,,revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by the electors and apply beginning in the VWDWHVFDO\HDU NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL.—Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of KRPHVWHDGDQGVSHFLHGQRQKRPHVWHDGproperty to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the DVVHVVPHQWRIKRPHVWHDGDQGVSHFLHGnonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject WRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGLQVXFKODZDQadditional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property’s just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and VXEVHTXHQW\HDUVDIWHULWLVUVWUHFHLYHGThe amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently VFKHGXOHGWRWDNHHIIHFWLQRIconstitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment LQFUHDVHVIRUVSHFLHGQRQKRPHVWHDGUHDOproperty. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters.Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.—By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Florida’s aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial recreational purposes may EHFODVVLHGE\JHQHUDOODZDQGDVVHVVHGsolely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, DQGUHDVRQDEOHGHQLWLRQVVSHFLHGtherein, land used for conservation SXUSRVHVVKDOOEHFODVVLHGE\JHQHUDOlaw and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued IRUWD[DWLRQDWDVSHFLHGSHUFHQWDJHRILWVYDOXHPD\EHFODVVLHGIRUWD[SXUSRVHVor may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessedat just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall changebe changed annually on January 11st of each year.; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment mayshall not exceed the lower of the following: 1.a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2.b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items RU a successor indexreports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) After aany change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January11st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsectionamendment are severable. Ifa provisionany of the provisions of thissubsection isamendment shall be held unconstitutional by aany court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of thesuch court doesshall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsectionamendment (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January RU-DQXDU\RIDQ\VXEVHTXHQW year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2two years immediately preceding the establishment of athe new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the just value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and VXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKHlegislature shall provide for application of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible SURSHUWLHVPXVWEHVSHFLHGE\JHQHUDOlaw. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which results from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owner’s spouse if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of UHVLGHQWLDOUHDOSURSHUW\DVGHQHGE\general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent(10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) After a change of RZQHUVKLSRUFRQWURODVGHQHGE\general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However,; but those changes in assessmentsmayshall not exceed 5ten percent(10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2)AnNo assessment may notshall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying LPSURYHPHQWDVGHQHGE\JHQHUDOODZis made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of RZQHUVKLSRUFRQWURODVGHQHGE\general law, including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general ODZDQGVXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGtherein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the property’s resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly IRUFRPPHUFLDOVKLQJSXUSRVHV b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable. c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial VKLQJIDFLOLWLHVDQGPDULQHYHVVHOconstruction and repair facilities and their support activities. 7KHDVVHVVPHQWEHQHW provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable GHQLWLRQVDVVSHFLHGE\WKHOHJLVODWXUHby general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, H[FHSWDVVHVVPHQWVIRUVSHFLDOEHQHWVup to the assessed valuation of $25,000WZHQW\YHWKRXVDQGGROODUV and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than $50,000 IW\WKRXVDQGGROODUV and up to $75,000 VHYHQW\YHWKRXVDQGGROODUV upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment UROOXQWLOVXFKUROOLVUVWGHWHUPLQHGWRbe in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and VXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKHlegislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 IW\WKRXVDQG dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65sixtyYH and whose household income, as GHQHGE\JHQHUDOODZGRHVQRWH[FHHG$20,000twenty thousand dollars The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military VHUYLFHDQRIFLDOOHWWHUIURPWKH8QLWHGStates Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such HYLGHQFHWKDWUHDVRQDEO\LGHQWLHVWKHdisability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general ODZDQGVXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGtherein, every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exemption for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property’s just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the SURSHUW\LVVROGZKLFKHYHURFFXUVUVWThe amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if this amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 general election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years DIWHULWLVUVWUHFHLYHG ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.—The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, DXWKRUL]LQJWUDQVIHURIWKHDFFUXHGEHQHWfrom the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on -DQXDU\VKDOOWDNHHIIHFWXSRQapproval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. 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Property assessments.—This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII DGGUHVVLQJKRPHVWHDGDQGVSHFLHGnonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.—This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead property, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional homestead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS.— Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislature’s prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and WKH-XGLFLDO4XDOLFDWLRQV&RPPLVVLRQmay be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the *RYHUQRUDUHQRWVXEMHFWWRFRQUPDWLRQ7KLVUHYLVLRQUHTXLUHV6HQDWHFRQUPDWLRQof a justice of the Supreme Court before WKHDSSRLQWHHFDQWDNHRIFH,IWKH6HQDWHYRWHVQRWWRFRQUPWKHDSSRLQWPHQWWKHjudicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate any SHUVRQZKRVHSULRUDSSRLQWPHQWWROOWKHVDPHYDFDQF\ZDVQRWFRQUPHGE\WKH6HQDWH)RUWKHSXUSRVHRIFRQUPDWLRQthe Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be GHHPHGFRQUPHGDQGZLOOWDNHRIFH 7KH-XGLFLDO4XDOLFDWLRQV Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, FRPPLVVLRQSURFHHGLQJVDUHFRQGHQWLDOXQWLOIRUPDOFKDUJHVDUHOHGE\WKHinvestigative panel of the commission. 2QFHIRUPDOFKDUJHVDUHOHGWKHIRUPDOcharges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and WKH-XGLFLDO4XDOLFDWLRQV&RPPLVVLRQmust make available, all information in the commission’s possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires WKHFRPPLVVLRQWRPDNHDOORILWVOHVavailable to the Speaker of the House of Representatives but provides that VXFKOHVZRXOGUHPDLQFRQGHQWLDOduring any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the *RYHUQRUWRUHTXHVWOHVRIWKH-XGLFLDO4XDOLFDWLRQV&RPPLVVLRQWRFRQIRUPWRa prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the -XGLFLDO4XDOLFDWLRQV&RPPLVVLRQDQGmakes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution.Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure.— (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the time for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court having jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked, and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow itthe court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general lawthat expresses the policy behind the repealenacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prior approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court; VKDOOEHWKHFKLHIDGPLQLVWUDWLYHRIFHUof the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court IRUZKLFKWKHMXGJHLVTXDOLHGDQGWRdelegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges thereof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supreme court rule. The chief judge of a circuitshall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in thehis circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies.— (a) Whenever a vacancy RFFXUVLQDMXGLFLDORIFHWRZKLFKelection for retention applies, the governor VKDOOOOWKHYDFDQF\E\DSSRLQWLQJIRU DWHUPHQGLQJRQWKHUVW7XHVGD\DIWHUWKHUVW0RQGD\LQ-DQXDU\RIWKH\HDUfollowing the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. E7KHJRYHUQRUVKDOOOO each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the UVW7XHVGD\DIWHUWKHUVW0RQGD\in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall EHKHOGWROOWKDWMXGLFLDORIFHIRUWKHWHUPRIWKHRIFHEHJLQQLQJDWWKHHQGRIthe appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the period is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appointment within sixty days DIWHUWKHQRPLQDWLRQVKDYHEHHQFHUWLHGto the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to FRQUPDWLRQE\WKHVHQDWH7KHVHQDWHPD\VLWIRUWKHSXUSRVHRIFRQUPDWLRQregardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice VKDOOEHGHHPHGFRQUPHG,IWKHVHQDWHYRWHVWRQRWFRQUPWKHDSSRLQWPHQWthe supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior DSSRLQWPHQWWROOWKHVDPHYDFDQF\ZDVQRWFRQUPHGE\WKHVHQDWH7KHappointment of a justice is effective upon FRQUPDWLRQE\WKHVHQDWH (e)(d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the VXSUHPHFRXUWYHMXVWLFHVFRQFXUULQJExcept for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement.— (a) JUDICIAL 48$/,),&$7,216&200,66,21$MXGLFLDOTXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQLVcreated. (1) There shall be a judicial TXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQYHVWHGwith jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of )ORULGDWKHUHPRYDOIURPRIFHRIDQ\justice or judge whose conduct, during WHUPRIRIFHRURWKHUZLVH ,occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) GHPRQVWUDWHVDSUHVHQWXQWQHVV WRKROGRIFHDQGWRLQYHVWLJDWHDQGrecommend the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term RIRIFHRURWKHUZLVH occurring on or after November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section) warrants such discipline. For purposes RIWKLVVHFWLRQGLVFLSOLQHLVGHQHGDVany or all of the following: reprimand, QHVXVSHQVLRQZLWKRUZLWKRXWSD\RUlawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judges regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a complaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commission shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judges selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial RIFHRUEHHQPHPEHUVRIWKHEDURIFlorida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the MXGLFLDOTXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQVKDOOserve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible for state judicial RIFHZKLOHDFWLQJDVDPHPEHURIWKHcommission and for a period of two years thereafter. No member of the commission VKDOOKROGRIFHLQDSROLWLFDOSDUW\RUparticipate in any campaign for judicial RIFHRUKROGSXEOLFRIFHSURYLGHGWKDWDMXGJHPD\FDPSDLJQIRUMXGLFLDORIFHDQGKROGWKDWRIFH7KHFRPPLVVLRQshall elect one of its members as its chairperson. 0HPEHUVRIWKHMXGLFLDO TXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQQRWVXEMHFWWRimpeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitution. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, WKHOOLQJRIYDFDQFLHVE\WKHDSSRLQWLQJDXWKRULWLHVWKHGLVTXDOLFDWLRQRImembers, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary UHSODFHPHQWRIGLVTXDOLHGRUincapacitated members. The commission’s rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, YHMXVWLFHVFRQFXUULQJ7KHFRPPLVVLRQshall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice RUMXGJHDUHOHGE\WKHLQYHVWLJDWLYHpanel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before WKHFRPPLVVLRQVKDOOEHFRQGHQWLDOSURYLGHGKRZHYHUXSRQDQGLQJRISUREDEOHFDXVHDQGWKHOLQJE\WKHinvestigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commission shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission, which LQIRUPDWLRQVKDOOUHPDLQFRQGHQWLDOduring any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuitfor use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively (b) PANELS.—The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to receive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majority of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recommend to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a simple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court that the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. F6835(0(&2857 The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial TXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQVKHDULQJSDQHO (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or LQSDUWWKHQGLQJVFRQFOXVLRQVDQGrecommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to appropriate GLVFLSOLQHRUEHUHPRYHGIURPRIFHZLWKtermination of compensation for willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating DSUHVHQWXQWQHVVWRKROGRIFHRUEHinvoluntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the SHUIRUPDQFHRIMXGLFLDOGXWLHV0DODGHVscienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for UHPRYDOIURPRIFHRIDMXVWLFHRUMXGJHwhose conduct demonstrates a present XQWQHVVWRKROGRIFH$IWHUWKHOLQJRIa formal proceeding and upon request of the investigative panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from RIFHZLWKRUZLWKRXWFRPSHQVDWLRQSHQGLQJQDOGHWHUPLQDWLRQRIWKHLQTXLU\ (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d 5(029$/32:(5 The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e)PROCEEDINGS ,192/9,1*6835(0(&2857JUSTICE.— Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings E\WKHMXGLFLDOTXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQis a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically VKDOOEHGLVTXDOLHGWRVLWDVMXVWLFHVRIsuch court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning such person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in WHQXUHRIMXGLFLDORIFHDVFLUFXLWMXGJHFor purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be MXGJHVRIHTXDOWHQXUHLQMXGLFLDORIFHDVcircuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits shall be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation E\WKHMXGLFLDOTXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQRULVRWKHUZLVHGLVTXDOLHGRUXQDEOHWRserve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve LQSODFHRIVXFKGLVTXDOLHGRUGLVDEOHGchief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12.— (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges,2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers.c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers.G0HPEHUVKLSRQWKHSDQHOV may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. J7KHWHUPVRIRIFHRI the present members of the judicial TXDOLFDWLRQVFRPPLVVLRQVKDOOH[SLUH upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the regular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following staggered terms: 1. Group I.—The terms of YHPHPEHUVFRPSRVHGRIWZRHOHFWRUV as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge from the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.—The terms of YHPHPEHUVFRPSRVHGRIRQHHOHFWRUDV set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.—The terms of YHPHPEHUVFRPSRVHGRIWZRHOHFWRUV as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the district courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g.h. $QDSSRLQWPHQWWROO a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h.i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges, shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts’ conferences. Selection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of the board. i.j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in addition to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j.k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS.—Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or IRUKHDOWKEHQHWVFRYHUDJHWKDWLQFOXGHVcoverage of abortion. This prohibition does not apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, or a case of rape or incest.This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to abortion, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution.Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights.— (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-EHQHWVFRYHUDJHWKDWLQFOXGHVFRYHUDJHof abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, ZKLFKZRXOGDVFHUWLHGE\DSK\VLFLDQplace the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: 5(/,*,286)5(('20 Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious LGHQWLW\RUEHOLHIJRYHUQPHQWDOEHQHWVfunding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.—There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to any individual RUHQWLW\WKHEHQHWVRIDQ\SURJUDPfunding, or other support on the basis of religious identity or belief.No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: +20(67($'3523(57< 7$;(;(037,21)256859,9,1*63286(2)0,/,7$5<9(7(5$125FIRST RESPONDER.—Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active GXW\RUWRWKHVXUYLYLQJVSRXVHRIDUVWresponder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouse’s homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The DPHQGPHQWGHQHVDUVWUHVSRQGHUDVDODZHQIRUFHPHQWRIFHUDFRUUHFWLRQDORIFHUDUHJKWHUDQHPHUJHQF\medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, H[FHSWDVVHVVPHQWVIRUVSHFLDOEHQHWVup to the assessed valuation of twenty-YHWKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGIRUDOOOHYLHVother than school district levies, on the DVVHVVHGYDOXDWLRQJUHDWHUWKDQIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGXSWRVHYHQW\YHthousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such UROOLVUVWGHWHUPLQHGWREHLQFRPSOLDQFHwith the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and VXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKHLegislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not H[FHHGLQJIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVWRDQ\person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and ZKRKDVDWWDLQHGDJHVL[W\YHDQGZKRVHKRXVHKROGLQFRPHDVGHQHGE\JHQHUDOlaw, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county SURSHUW\DSSUDLVHUE\0DUFKSURRIRIresidency at the time of entering military VHUYLFHDQRIFLDOOHWWHUIURPWKH8QLWHGStates Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such HYLGHQFHWKDWUHDVRQDEO\LGHQWLHVWKHdisability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations VSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKH/HJLVODWXUHPD\provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from serviceconnected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a UVWUHVSRQGHUZKRGLHGLQWKHOLQHRIduty. (3) As used in this VXEVHFWLRQDQGDVIXUWKHUGHQHGE\general law, the term: a. “First responder” means DODZHQIRUFHPHQWRIFHUD correctional RIFHUDUHJKWHUDQHPHUJHQF\medical technician, or a paramedic. b. “In the line of duty” means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by HPSOR\PHQWDVDUVWUHVSRQGHU ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Advalorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from service-connected causes DQGUVWUHVSRQGHUVZKRGLHGLQWKHOLQHof duty.—This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax reliefto surviving spouses of veterans who died from service FRQQHFWHGFDXVHVDQGUVW responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL 3523(57<7$;(;(037,21Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owner’s tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance.This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment.Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.— (a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for HGXFDWLRQDOOLWHUDU\VFLHQWLFUHOLJLRXVor charitable purposes may be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and personal effects to WKHYDOXH[HGE\JHQHUDOODZQRWOHVVthan one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, SURSHUW\WRWKHYDOXH[HGE\JHQHUDOODZQRWOHVVWKDQYHKXQGUHGGROODUV (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and economic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions RIH[LVWLQJEXVLQHVVHVDVGHQHGE\general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the electors of the county or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an existing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such exemption shall be VSHFLHGE\JHQHUDOODZ7KHSHULRGRItime for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties PXVWEHVSHFLHGE\JHQHUDOODZ7KHperiod of time for which this exemption may be granted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e)(1)By general ODZDQGVXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWZHQW\YHWKRXVDQGGROODUVRIthe assessed value of tangible personal propertyissubject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such SURSHUW\LVJUHDWHUWKDQWZHQW\YHWKRXVDQGGROODUVEXWOHVVWKDQIW\thousand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as GHQHGE\JHQHUDOODZ (g) By general law and VXEMHFWWRWKHFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQeach person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.—The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed value of such property LVJUHDWHUWKDQWZHQW\YHWKRXVDQGGROODUVEXWOHVVWKDQIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVshall take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL +20(67($'(;(037,21/2:,1&20(6(1,256:+20$,17$,1/21*7(505(6,'(1&<21PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE.—Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household LQFRPHDVGHQHGE\JHQHUDOODZFull Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.— (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, H[FHSWDVVHVVPHQWVIRUVSHFLDOEHQHWVup to the assessed valuation of twentyYHWKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGIRUDOOOHYLHVother than school district levies, on the DVVHVVHGYDOXDWLRQJUHDWHUWKDQIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVDQGXSWRVHYHQW\YHthousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner’s or member’s proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such UROOLVUVWGHWHUPLQHGWREHLQFRPSOLDQFHwith the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and VXEMHFWWRFRQGLWLRQVVSHFLHGWKHUHLQWKHLegislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant eitheror both of the followingan additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not H[FHHGLQJIW\WKRXVDQGGROODUVWRDQ\person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and ZKRKDVDWWDLQHGDJHVL[W\YHDQGZKRVHKRXVHKROGLQFRPHDVGHQHGE\JHQHUDOlaw, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less WKDQWZRKXQGUHGDQGIW\WKRXVDQGdollars and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for QRWOHVVWKDQWZHQW\YH\HDUVDQGZKRKDVDWWDLQHGDJHVL[W\YHDQGZKRVHhousehold income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1).The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant thesethis additionalexemptionsexemption within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county SURSHUW\DSSUDLVHUE\0DUFKSURRIRIresidency at the time of entering military VHUYLFHDQRIFLDOOHWWHUIURPWKH8QLWHGStates Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and such HYLGHQFHWKDWUHDVRQDEO\LGHQWLHVWKHdisability as combat related, and a copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: $332,170(172) STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE 67$7(81,9(56,7<6<67(0Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents.Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System.— (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and SURYLGLQJSXEOLFVHUYLFHIRUWKHEHQHWRIFlorida’s citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY 6<67(07KHUHVKDOOEHDVLQJOHVWDWHuniversity system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by WKHJRYHUQRUDQGYHFLWL]HQPHPEHUVappointed by the board of governors. The DSSRLQWHGPHPEHUVVKDOOEHFRQUPHGE\the senate and serve staggered terms of YH\HDUVDVSURYLGHGE\ODZ7KHFKDLURIthe faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not EHOLPLWHGWRGHQLQJWKHGLVWLQFWLYHmission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The board’s management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The DSSRLQWHGPHPEHUVVKDOOEHFRQUPHGby the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the student body presidents of the state university systempresident of the Florida student association, or the equivalent shall also be members of the board. 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Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street.You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter.FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the Classified Department.EMAIL: classifieds@lakecityreporter.comAd is to Appear:TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday Call by:Mon., 10:00 a.m.Mon., 10:00 a.m.Wed., 10:00 a.m.Thurs., 10:00 a.m.Fri., 10:00 a.m.Fri., 10:00 a.m.Fax/Email by:Mon., 9:00 a.m.Mon., 9:00 a.m.Wed., 9:00 a.m.Thurs., 9:00 a.m.Fri., 9:00 a.m.Fri., 9:00 a.m.These deadlines are subject to change without notice. Cancellations, Changes & Billing Questions Advertising copy is subject to approval by the Publisher who reserves the right to edit, reject, or classify all advertisements under appropriate headings. Copy should be checked for errors by the advertiser on the first day of pub-lication. Credit for published errors will be allowed for the first insertion for that portion of the advertisement which was incorrect. Further, the Publisher shall not be liable for any omission of advertisements ordered to be published, nor for any general, special or consequential damages. Advertising language must comply with Federal, State or local laws regarding the prohibition of discrimi-nation in employment, housing and public accommodations. Standard abbreviations are acceptable; how-ever, the first word of each ad may not be abbreviated. Ad Errors-Please read your ad on the first day of publication. Weaccept responsibility for only the first incorrect insertion, and only the charge for the ad space in error. Please call 755-5440 immediately for prompt correc-tion and billing adjustments.CancellationsNormal advertising deadlines apply for cancellation.Billing InquiriesCall 755-5440. Should further information be required regarding payments or credit limits, your call will be trans-ferred to the accounting depart-ment. General Information In Print and Onlinewww.lakecityreporter.com Rate applies to private individuals selling personal merchandise totalling $100 or less. Each item must include a price. This is a non-refundable rate.$2504 lines • 6 daysEach additional line $.25One item per ad Under $100 ServicesBack Hoe, Dozer, Chopping, root raking, bush hog, seeding, sod, disking, site prep, ponds & irrigation. Free Est! 386-623-3200 Roof 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 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 is hereby given per Florida Statue 98.075(2):JAMES D. HUNT8843 SWSR 247LAKE CITY, FL32024JESSICAM. JOHNSON191 SWOLD SPANISH RDFTWHITE, FL32038KEITH JONES153 NWCR 25A, #3LAKE CITY, FL32055TORREYT. WILCOXSON10187 SWSR 47FTWHITE, FL32038is potentially ineligible to be regis-tered to vote. Please respond within 30 days of publication of this notice by contacting the Supervisor of Elec-tions Office at the address or phone number below. If no response is re-ceived within 30 days of this publi-cation, it may result in determination of ineligibility by the supervisor and removal of the registered voter’s name from the statewide voter regis-tration system. Published one time in the Lake City ReporterElizabeth "Liz" P. HorneColumbia County Supervisor of Elections971 W. Duval Street, Suite 102Lake City, FL32055(386) 758-102605534509August 29, 2012 LegalNOTICE 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 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.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 711.02500311August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2012-CA-000054BAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING, LLC, ADELAWARE LIMITED LI-ABILITYCOMPANY,Plaintiff,vs.SAMUELJEFFERSON BENFORD III, ETAL.DefendantsNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated August 9, 2012, and en-tered in Case No. 2012-CA-000054, of the Circuit Court of the Third Ju-dicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida. BAYVIEWLOAN SERVICING, LLC, ADELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITYCOMPANY(hereafter “Plaintiff”), is Plaintiff and SAMUELJEFFERSON BEN-FORD III; KIRSTEN BENFORD; FLORIDACREDITUNION, are de-fendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the FRONTSTEPS of the Courthouse; 145 N Hernando Street, Lake City, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of September, 2012, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:APARTOF THE NW1/4 OF SEC-TION 19, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, MORE PARTIC-ULARLYDESCRIBED AS FOL-LOWS: COMMENCE ATTHE NWCORNER OF SAID NE 1/4 OF NW1/4 AND RUN S 0 50’00” EASTALONG THE WESTLINE THERE-OF, 501.77 FEET; THENCE N 84 03’20” EAST, 144.06 FEET; THENCE S 5 53’00” EAST, 190.0 FEET; THENCE N 88 47’00” EAST, 25.0 FEET; THENCE N 5 53’00” WEST, 190.0 FEET; THENCE N 71 47’00” EAST, 72.0 FEETTO THE CENTER OF CAN-NON CREEK; THENCE NORTH-ERLYALONG THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CREEK TO ITS INTER-SECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 19: THENCE S 88 41’00” WESTALONG SAID SECTION LINE, 132.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH AN EASE-MENTFOR INGRESS AND EGRESS 25.00 FEETWIDE IN THE NE 1/4 OF NW1/4 OF SEC-TION 19, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, WHOSE WEST-ERN BOUNDARYIS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE ATSOUTHWESTCORNER OF THE SAID NE 1/4 OF NW1/4 AND RUN NORTH 00 50’00” WEST, ALONG THE WESTLINE THERE-OF, 490.93 FEET, THENCE NORTH 88 47’00” EAST, 170.20 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING AND THE WESTERLYBOUNDARYOF SAID EASE-MENT; THENCE NORTH 05 53’00” WEST, 150.00 FEETTO END OF SAID EASEMENT.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate injury service, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration ADACoordinator at room 205, Co-lumbia County Court House, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056, (386) 719-7428 within 2 working days of your receipt of the Jury Sum-mons.Dated this 13 day of August, 2012.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBY: B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkAny 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.02500323AUGUST29, 2012September 5, 2012 NOTICE OF SALEGateway Mini–Warehouses will of-fer for sale the contents of the fol-lowing units which contain:person-al, household goods, and business items:Wayne Broom Unit #3Cynthia Bickel Unit #12Bobby Allen Simmons Unit # 21Silva D. McClellan Unit # 46Monica McIntosh Unit # 58Starr Williams Unit # 59Linton Cason Unit # 68Debra Griffis Unit # 106Bobby Cagle Unit # 112Patsy Swinson Unit # 118George & Rebecca Snyder-Unit#130Maurice Kevin Reed Unit # 131Danamarie Works Unit # 139Glenda Milton Buckner Unit # 156Barbara M. Knight Unit # 203Walter Earl Baggett Unit # 205Unknown Unit # 207Cynthia Elaine Roberts Unit # 208Carol Drawdy Unit # 210Mary Marion Unit # 212Jessica Denise Queen Unit # 242Krista Silcox Unit # 267Diana S Fennell Unit # 270Sharon Freeman Unit # 273Jaquelyn R ocker Unit # 274Donna Marie Watts Unit # 276Ashley & Robert Hargrove-Unit#284Curtis Marshall Unit # 291Charles H. Morgan Unit # 355Bert Holloway Unit # 382Sitel Unit # 426The sale will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM at:Gateway Mini-Warehouses4158 West US Highway 90Lake City, Florida32055(Some units located at NWChristian Court)The contents of the units may be viewed at this time and bids submit-ted.Upon notification of acceptance of bid, payment must be made in full, cash only, and the contents re-moved.Sale is subject to cancella-tion in the event of settlement be-tween the owner and the obligated party.Gateway Mini-Warehouses reserves the right to bid.05534536August 29, 2012September 5, 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 REGISTRATION OFFICTITIOUS NAMESWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession carried on under the name of URBAN INK TATTOO SHOP, LAKE CITY, FL32025Contact Phone Number: (386) 288-6445 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: GWEN URBANExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ GWEN URBANSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day of August, A.D. 2012.by:/s/ KATHLEEN A. RIOTTO05534538August 29, 2012 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: 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 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 711.02500307August 22, 29, 2012September 5, 12, 2012 Public AuctionWill be held by Gainey Automotive, Inc, in Columbia County at 3468 S.W. CR 138, Fort White, Fl. 32038Date 09/11/2012Time: 8:00 A.M.2000 CHEVROLETVin # 2G1WL52J1Y12424711996 DODGEVin # 3B7HC13Y5TG12300405534531AUGUST29, 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 PUG In Wellborn area. Call to Identify 321-948-8932 100Job Opportunities05534315The 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 05534332O’Neal 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 REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com

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Call (888)733-7165, 24/7 Week of August 27, 2012 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 FLdriver’s 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. 05534511EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for Equipment Operator III. Position’s primary responsibility is skilled work in the operation of heavy construction equipment. Involves grading roads, finish grading lime rock, clearing land & right of ways, dredging ponds for fill dirt, excavating ditches, & loading dirt, rock & other materials to be used in maintenance of roads. Min. Experience: High School diploma/G.E.D. & five (5) years experience in equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of training & experience. Grading experience preferred. Valid FLCDLClass B Drivers License required. Salary is $11.04 per hr. plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, criminal history check, & drug screening. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055, (386)719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139. Deadline: 09/14/12. An EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. 05534515HeritageBank of the South Lake City, Florida, Seeks a TELLER in a branch in Lake City. Job requirements: cash handling experience, teller experience desired, excellent customer service skills, good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, professional oral and written communication skills, proficient computer skills, keen attention to details and must be friendly and professional. High school diploma or equivalent required. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a profile at www.eheritagebank.com/jobs.htm 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 100Job Opportunities05534548HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake City’s only full service hotel is seeking the following :Catering Sales AssistantMust have sales experience. Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. CDLDriver 2 yrs exp clean MVR for local company. Apply between 8am & Noon only. Deadline isnnoon Sept 2. 247 NWHillandale Glen Lake City No phone calls 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 English Instructor For Grades 6 12. Must have BADegree Call 386-758-0055 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 genprojohn@yahoo.com for additional info or Pick up applications at 2222 N. Temple Ave, Unit 4 Any day till to 12:00pm NOWHIRING!!! $1,500 Hiring Bonus We are now hiring experienced Class ADrivers •Excellent benefits package including health, dental and 401K. All applicants MUSTHave: •Class ACDLwith Tanker endorsements. •1 yr tractor-trailer experience with a t/t school certification or 2 yrs. tractor-trailer experience without the certification. •25 yrs or older Please apply online at floridarockandtanklines.com 1-866-352-7625.05533866We 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 POPEYE’S 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 Wee Care Too in Lake City Is looking for Professional VPK Qualified Teachers holding a CDA or Higher. Experience Necessary. Fax Resume to 754-2262 or Apply in person. 120Medical EmploymentADMISSION COORDINATOR Suwannee Health Care RN or LPN Preferred Related Experience a MustEmail resume togroberts@gchc.com 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. 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 Environmental Service Director Suwannee Health Care Related Experience a Must Email Resume to groberts@gchc.com Full time C.N.A’s All Shifts Experience preferred. 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 LPN/RN/CNA Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the PRN positions of LPN/RN/CNA. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.E. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE MA to workFront/Back 30 hrs per week. Exp. Preferred in Ped and/or Family Practice. Experience giving injections & taking accurate vital signs. Good communications, documentation, assessment, and organizational skills. Fax 758-5628 RNS RECRUITMENT EVENT September11th – 12th, 2012 NORTHEASTFLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL(NEFSH) 7487 South State Road 121, Macclenny, Florida 32063 CURRENTRECRUITING / HIRING REGISTERED NURSES WITH MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE. OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPEDITED HIRING. EXCELLENTSTATE BENEFIT PACKAGE. PLEASE CALL AND RESERVE ADATE FOR SEPTEMBER 11TH OR 12TH, FOR THE 9:00 AM OPENING. CALLAPRILHOWARD AT (904) 259-6211, ATEXT. 1157. 120Medical EmploymentSame day application and interview. Applicant must have a valid Florida Registered Nursing License. Come prepared with resume, minimum of three (3) verifiable employment references and two (2) personal references, driver’s license, and Social Security card. Our 633 bed residential facility for mental health consumers is located 25 miles west of Jacksonville in Macclenny, Florida. In addition to general adult beds, NEFSH has a distinct part certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the recovery of elderly persons. 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 Beautiful 5 month old female Mini-Schnauzer papers $350. Needs fenced in yard to run. Very energetic. 386-438-8423 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. 407Computers DELLComputer $75.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 413Musical MerchandiseLudwig drums 8 pc, maple kit, w/ 7 zilgjian cymbals, iron cobra, double base pedal, like new. For details & photo’s 386-867-1173 420Wanted to Buy Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. $275 & up CASH! Free Pick Up! NO title needed !386-878-9260 After 5pm 386752-3648. 430Garage Sales BYRDS STORE CR 49. Fri. Sat.& Sun, (8-4). 247-240R CR 49R, 247 Beachville. CR 49N, 252 Pinemount Rd CR 49L. Lots of antiques, new items inside, outside if no Rain watch for signs. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Going out of Business Ashley’s Pet Palace 755-8668 50% off everything except already sale priced items. Everything must go. Upright freezer $100 Chest Freezer $50 3 pc. Solid Oak Bedroom Set $250 Contact 386-288-2041 450Good Things to EatGREEN PEANUTS For Sale Graded and washed. $30.00 a bushel. 386-752-3434 450Good Things to EatHand picked GREEN PEANUTS $35 a bushel. Contact 386-288-9337 630Mobile Homes forRent2BR/2BAMH Water & Garbage included No Pets. $550. mo. $450. Sec. Dep. 386-752-9898 or 386-365-3633 3/2 MH, 50+ preferred. CH/A, Quiet, Country. Eat In kitchen No pets. $650 mth,1st+last+ $600 dep Call for details.755-0320 Triple Wide MH 2006, For Rent or Sale, 3bs/2ba, Lrg Kit. w/ SS Appl. 12x24 pool, fenced yard. 4 car garage, Quiet area, High Ground. Sale $135.00 OBO Rent $1200 mth 386-965-0061 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 ammonspaula@yahoo.com 5 LIKENew Mobile Homes!!! For under $30,000. MUSTSEE Call John T. 386-752-1452

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LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, AUGUST29, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 8B rn nr 640Mobile Homes forSaleBANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide ’09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail ammonspaula@yahoo.com 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. @752-5290 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 Homes 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 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 705Rooms forRent Room for Rent. Microwave, fridge, laundry, internet, private entrance. Convenient. 386-965-3477 for information 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05534348We’ve got it all!WINDSONG APTS 2/2 $5363/2 $573 *Free afterschool program386-758-8455 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent055343782/1, in town Fort White, Lg.Ft & bporch, Lg Liv/Kit/Din, Fenced byard, elec, trash, mowingincl 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 Gorgeous, Lake View Convenient location. 2br/1ba Apartment. CH/A$450. mo $530 dep. No pets. 386-344-2170 Great area West of I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus Security. 386-965-3775 Greentree 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 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 w/ 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 ForRentBEAUTIFUL 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. 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2 BRon 1/2 acre, close-in,clean. fence,carport,porch and enclosed room plus huge fam room. Appliance. $850 mo. NO SMOKING OR PETS. Avail Now (386) 256-6379 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. 2 Office Suites in town, Great location to start a business. $450 mo $530 dep. 386-344-2170 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 “Florida’s Last Frontier” 805Lots forSale Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 MLS #76668 Vacant Lot priced right @ $27,000 high & dry ready for you to build your dream home. Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 MLS #80401 Vacant Lot Price @ $59,000 located on the Suwannee River High & dry ready to build your River home Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 MLS #81200 Vacant lot on Lake Alligator in Carter Chase Site Built homes only priced @ $120,000 1ac lake front 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. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice 5 acres on River Rise, S/B (Homes only) Underground utilities. $65,000 MLS #76151 805Lots forSale 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 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. Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi.MLS 81438 $249,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY 10 acre square tract, High & Dry, OF Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258$39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY 10 acre square tract, High & Dry, O/F Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258 $39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY 43.64 acres wooded acreage in N.Columbia Cnty. Scenic & Private. MLS 74429 $89,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY Two story 1895 Victorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY Spacious 4 bd/3ba Cypress Lake w/ 3643 sqft 1.25 acres on lake. Vaulted ceilings. MLS 81314 $279,900. Patti Taylor386-623-6896 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. MLS# 79838, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty In Town, Screened in ground pool, FP, Workshop, New appliances. MLS# 115,900 Elaine Tolar 752-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 1bd/1ba, plant shed, workshop, located 2 mi off Hwy 129, $74,900. MLS# 81060, Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Piccadilly 3br/2b, Formal Dining & Bonus Room. $177,900. MLS# 81094 Neil Holton 984-5046 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Maintained home on a lake in Town, 4bd/3ba, great views, modern kitchen $269,000. 810Home forSale Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 #81280 55+ 3br/2ba dble car garage on lrg lot wooded bckyrd, just reduced to $139,900. Come check it out won't last long Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 MLS #80737Brick home on 7.48 ac 3Br/2.5Ba a true show place home has a dbl carport, 2 car pole barn for your other toys. Hallmark Real Estate Just Reduced! Brick 3/2 home on one acre Backyard fenced, sprinklersystem $114,900 MLS 80332 Call Jay Sears 386-867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate Pool & Lakefront Home on 7.95 acres. 30 X 60 workshop guest house, 4 bdrms-3-1/2 bths. MLS 80554. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 4/33,786sq. ft., 2 Additional Rooms could be bedrooms, (Short Sales), $219,900. MLS#79905 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Two story, tons of sq footage, bdrms upstairs, 2 car carport $124,900. MLS#80555 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3br/2ba Upgraded DWMH on 5.1 acres. 1194 sqft 24x24 shed $124,900. MLS#80903 830Commercial PropertyCOMMERCIALBUILDING in great location near US 90 I-75 hub. On 1.8 acrescall Janet Creel 386719-0382 MLS 75778 Hallmark Real Estate Estate Sale Warehouse units on 5 acres in central location. Flexible sales terms or O/F. $279,000. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 850Waterfront PropertyRIVER HOME Excellent Location $169,000 Call Susan Eagle (386) 623-6612 DCARealtor 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. RESULTS REALTY, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473 Great Investment on main Rd, 2 units with 2BR/1B, $230,000 MLS# 79271 870Real Estate WantedI Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale Fair Price 386-269-0605 880Duplexes 2/1 1300 sqft, duplex w/ gargage. totally refurbished,W/D hook up, CH/A, $680 mth Lease Req. 386-965-2407 or 386-758-5881 951Recreational VehiclesRV1997 Pace Arrow (Fleetwood) 34 ft sleeps 6, Gen, New fuel Pump. Good Condition $13,000 OBO 386-965-0061