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CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN STATE Obama on campaign trail. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5D 87 68 Chance of T-Storms WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Gators holdon for bigSEC win. Remembering9/11: An airmansaccount of attack. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 163 1D 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterHundreds of acres of timber still remain flooded in North Florida, as seen in this aerial photo. Tropical summer rains erased a drought deficit and the regions surface fire danger. Rains silver lining: Fire danger zero By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comDrought conditions that have plagued the area for close to five or more years are a distant memory now that the area has received an abundance of rainfall during the past 90 days. Kurt Wisner, Florida Forest Service mitigation specialist and public information officer, said according to the U.S. Drought monitor, there is currently no drought in Florida. Florida Forest Service data indicates there has been 35-50 inches of rainfall in the area since June. Thats about 200 percent of our normal rainfall, he said. Our (rainfall) deficit going into June was about 15 inches. A direct correlation to the excessive rainfall is a reduction in the amount of for-est fire activity in the area. The peak of fire season usually ends in June or July, when summer afternoon thundershowers occur on a regular basis. This year it was like when they turned on the water tap, they turned off the tap that had us running on fires, Wisner said. According to information from the Suwannee Forestry Center, during August wildland firefighters only conducted sup-pression operations on a total of three fires, which burned a total of 23 acres. There was only one reported wildfire in Columbia County in August, which burned five acres. No room for bullying Water meetingoutlines troubles facing springs By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comFor a first-time visitor, North Floridas springs are scenic retreats of cool, refreshing water hidden among native oaks and pines. However, for those who have long-studied the states natural gems, todays springs are mere shadows of the vitality and beauty they once held. More than 300 people gathered Friday night for Our Water, Our Future, an educational, multi-media event in the Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College. The event was sponsored by FGC and the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. Photographer John Moran displayed the beau-ty and declining quality of springs with a slideshow of images that drew gasps from the crowd. Dr. Robert L. Knight, director of the H.T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, explained the frag-ile science behind water resources. Moran began capturing the pristine beauty of springs and rivers more than 30 years ago. Pictures have a way of reaching people that words cant, he said. Increased demand and pollution has turned once crystal-clear springs into dark, murky pools, he said. Grass and vegetation that once danced along the bot-tom, is reduced to a brown, sandy environment. Moran illustrated the difference with a 1995 picture of Devils Eye Spring at Ichetucknee Springs State Park and a more recent, yet very different, photo from the same spot. Comparing the two is how people will understand the damage already done, he said. Moran said his collection of springs photography is becoming less a reflection of the real Florida than a catalog of what once was. Folks, we need a new way of thinking about water here in Florida, he said. If a foreign power did what we have managed to do to our water, wed be up in arms, Moran said. Water is at the heart of the Florida experience, he said. We must clean up our water. It can be done, Moran said. Any water we pump and use is less water for our springs, said Knight, who is also a professor at the University of Florida. Plants and animals depend on flows from the springs, which in turn Prevention key to curtail growing, nationwide problem By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comNationwide, 28 percent of students in middle and high school experienced bullying, according to a federal study. It can be very damaging to a child, said Gloria Spivey, safe school coordinator for the Columbia County School District. Florida law requires schools to teach bullying prevention and Columbia County schools are step-ping up to make sure students are not faced with the negative physical, school and mental health issues associated with bullying. At Lake City Middle School, students are using T-shirts and a national video contest to spread the anti-bullying message. About 120 students in Teacher Denise Nashs personal and school development class designed T-shirts with a stop bullying mes-sage. The winning design will be unveiled soon with a flash mob dur-ing the schools lunches, she said. The goal is to give every student and staff member a shirt, although the school is still looking for a sponsor, she said. Richardson Middle is also going to participate in the campaign, Nash said. Students are also creating a 30 to 60 second video that explains how kids can be more than just a bystander for the national Stop Bullying Video Challenge, which offers a $2,000 grand prize. School resource officers and posters stress the different kinds of bullying and what to do as a bystander and a victim, Nash said. We want them to feel theres help available, she said. Sometimes children dont want to get involved in other peoples situations, she said. We are trying to get them past that, Nash said. I think we are doing a pretty good job educating them about the different forms and stepping up, Nash said. We know its an issue. We know its there, she said. Schools can teach bullying prevention differently, such as with morning announcements, Spivey said. Bullying is mostly seen in Bellamy Beaver RAIN continued on 7A Drought a distant memory after 90 days of steady rains.LAURA HAMPSON/ LAKE CITY REPORTERPhotographer John Moran speaks Friday evening during the Our Water, Our Future presentation at Florida Gateway College. Water is at the heart of the Florida experience, he said.Photographer says changes must be made. WATER continued on 7AJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterDavid Milligan, Columbia County Sheriffs Deputy and s chool resource officer at Lake City Middle School, disc usses student-drawn posters with LCMS teacher Denise Nash. Nash teaches a personal and school development class which touches on bullying. This class will do the footwo rk to educate everybody about bullying, Nash said. Bull ying can include teasing, circulating rumors, hitting, kicking, social exclusion and cyber bullying in order to show dominance over another person.Twenty eight percent of students say they have been bullied. BULLYING continued on 7A1A
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 5-34-35-38 11 Friday: 14-22-28-32-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 2-5-9 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 9-4-9-6 Evening: N/A Saturday: N/A Gov. Scott plans tour of Florida schools Man with scissors arrested at Cyrus house Saturday: N/A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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Scott will visit different schools each day next week. A blog about the tour will be posted online, at http://www.flgov.com/ edu cation A student film crew also will be shadowing the governor. Scott said Saturday that the tour will help generate ideas to strengthen our education system to better prepare students for col lege and careers. Last month, Scott released television ads in which he said the state needs a better measure of student progress. He said there should be no more teaching to the test. The ads were sponsored by the Florida Republican Party. Democrats dismissed the ads as an attempt to raise Scotts low poll numbers. Shark bites surfer in local waters ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH A surfer is recovering from surgery on his foot after being bit ten by a shark in the waters off a northeast Florida beach. Andrew Birchall tells The St. Augustine Record that he was surfing late Thursday morning when a shark bit his foot. Other surfers helped Birchall back to shore. Birchall says the shark left behind a tooth in the wound. St. Johns County Fire Rescue paramedics took Birchall to a hospital where he had surgery to repair torn tendons. Sand covers Panhandle park PENSACOLA BEACH Florida Panhandle offi cials are still clearing mas sive piles of sand pushed ashore by Hurricane Isaac over roads through Gulf Islands National Seashore. Officials had hoped to reopen the Pensacola Beach park this weekend. The sand cleared so far has created a canyon of sand 8 to 10 feet high. Park Superintendent Dan Brown told the Pensacola News Journal on Friday that sand still blocks park ing lots and half the road into the park in Pensacola Beach. A 7-mile stretch of road between Pensacola and Navarre beaches also was covered with sand in many places. Officials say the roadway will remain closed for repairs for at least two months. Isaac made landfall Aug. 28 and soaked the Gulf Coast for days afterward. Officials report West Nile death FORT WALTON BEACH Health officials in a Florida Panhandle county say one person has died from complications related to West Nile virus. The Okaloosa County Health Department said Friday that its the countys first death attributed to the mosquito-borne virus. The agencys director tells the Northwest Florida Daily News that the victim died within the last week. No details about the victim were released. The death was the coun tys second confirmed case of West Nile. The first case was confirmed last month. Symptoms of West Nile include headache, fever, fatigue and dizzi ness. Health officials warn residents to wear mosquito repellent and drain stand ing water from their yards to prevent contracting the virus. Lawsuit settled in fatal bus crash ORLANDO The mother of a 9-year-old boy killed in a collision with a Walt Disney World bus has settled her lawsuit against the company. Chase Brubaker was riding his bicycle when he was hit and killed by the bus in April 2010 at Disneys Fort Wilderness Resort. Florida Highway Patrol investigators deter mined that the bus driver was not at fault. No charges were filed. Investigators said Chase was solely responsible for the accident. They also said his bicycle had a flat rear tire and an underinflated front tire that could have contributed to the crash. Chases mother filed an auto-negligence lawsuit against Disney and the bus driver in October 2010. Charges filed after organs found PENSACOLA A for mer medical examiner has been arrested on charges of keeping human remains in a rented storage unit in the Florida Panhandle. Dr. Michael Berkland was arrested Friday on charges of improper stor age of hazardous waste, keeping a public nuisance and driving with a suspend ed license. He was released from jail on $10,000 bail. Berklands attorney says hell start preparing his defense next week. More than 100 crudely preserved brains, hearts and lungs were discovered in a Pensacola storage unit last month. Authorities say the organs were kept in soda cups and plastic food containers. The director of the medi cal examiners office in Pensacola says about 10 families have been notified that their relatives remains were in the unit. Berkland worked at the medical examiners office from 1997 to 2003. Beach workers killed by live lines FORT MYERS BEACH Authorities say two workers were killed on Fort Myers Beach when they struck power lines. The Lee County Sheriffs Office reports that the two men were up in the basket of a boom truck Friday afternoon when they came into contact with the lines. Rescue workers responded to the Bella Lago apart ments, where they found the workers unresponsive. President Barack Obama is silhouetted as he speaks during a campaign event at a campaign rally St. Petersburg College-Seminole Campus at the Natural Habitat Park Field, Saturday in St. Petersburg. ASSOCIATED PRESS Campaign stop n Associated Press LOS ANGELES A man alleg edly clutching a pair of scissors was arrested after police say he tried to force himself inside the Los Angeles home of Miley Cyrus. Los Angeles police Lt. Brian Wendling says that employees inside the house in the Studio City area called police around 4 a.m. Saturday after the man came to the door and claimed to be a friend of the 19-yearold singer-actress. Wendling says the suspect then repeatedly threw himself against an outside wall as if he was trying to break into the house. Cyrus was not home at the time. The man, who was not identified, was arrested after officers saw him jump behind some bushes. He was carrying a pair of scissors. Wendling says charges have not yet been filed. McCartney gets French legion of honor PARIS Frances Elysee Palace says former Beatle Paul McCartney has been decorated with the legion of honor for services to music. On Saturday the presidential office said that seventy-year-old McCartney who sang and co-wrote hits like Hey Jude and Yesterday was decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, with members of McCartneys family attending. McCartney joins the ranks of other singers to have received the honor. Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honored by former President Nicolas Sarkozy. McCartney often referred to as Sir Paul or Macca in his native Britain has already received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Mariah Carey accepts Icon award from artists BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Mariah Carey was late to the BMI Urban Music Awards, where she was the guest of honor, but that didnt stop other artists from literally singing her praises. Fantasia Barrino and Eric Benet were among those who serenaded the star with her own hits. Benet performed One Sweet Day and the former American Idol sang Hero during the private ceremony at the Saban Theatre, where writers, pro ducers and publishers of the years top urban hits were recognized Friday. Barrino stepped off stage and stood right in front of Carey in the audiences front row as she wailed the final words of the song. When she finished, they embraced. Campbell comes home to Arkansas on goodbye tour LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Glen Campbell came home this week. Hundreds of fans hollered and sprang to their feet to welcome the Country Music Hall of Fame mem ber and one of Arkansas favorite sons as the opening notes of Gentle on My Mind spilled into the theater. The lyrics ran away from Campbell toward the end of the song, betraying his battle with Alzheimers disease, but no one seemed to mind. The pop music icon pulled a couple of lines together and the crowd cheered him on as his goodbye tour brought him back to his native state. Thank you. I am so happy to be here, the 76-year-old told the crowd. You know why Im happy? Cause Im in Arkansas. Long before Campbell rose to fame as a singer and guitar player, Campbell was a young dreamer born near a tiny town in southwest Arkansas called Delight. Much of the Campbell clan still calls the small town home. They jammed on guitars, reminisced about the old days and visited the grave yard where his parents are buried. They ate barbecue, albeit catered and served alongside a salad with strawberries and candied nuts. After last years announcement that he had been diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, his latest trip home was largely kept quiet. People flooded him on past vis its, Delight Mayor Paul Lane said. And Im sure they would still do it today if everybody in town knew he was here. But its kept pretty much a secret because of the Alzheimers. Asked about his recent trip to Delight, Campbell looked at his wife, Kim, and asked, Did we go to Delight last night? She held his arm and nudged him along. He has better days than others, she said later. Source: Timberlake joins bid to buy Grizzlies MEMPHIS, Tenn. Awardwinning singer and actor Justin Timberlake has agreed to be part of the ownership group assembled by billionaire Robert Pera in his attempt to buy the Memphis Grizzlies, said a person familiar with the situation. The person said Friday that Pera has assembled a strong ownership group that includes Justin Timberlake, other community leaders from Memphis, and highly strategic nation al partners. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ano nymity because the NBA has yet to approve the final purchase of the team. Pera agreed in June to buy the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for reportedly about $350 million. Pera is a former Apple engineer who left in 2005 to start Ubiquiti Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based communications technology company that makes WiFi networking equip ment. He became a billionaire in October 2011 when his company went public with a fortune estimated at $1.5 billion in March. Timberlake, 31, grew up near Millington, a suburb of Memphis. In the past few years, he helped renovate a golf course northeast of Memphis. n Associated Press 2A n Football player Joe Theisman is 63. n Actress Angela Cartwright is 60. n Actor Hugh Grant is 52. n Comedian Adam Sandler is 46. n Basketball player Sean Rooks is 43. n Baseball player Joey Hamilton is 42. n Actor Eric Stonestreet is 41. n Actor Henry Thomas is 41. n Actress Michelle Williams is 32.
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 3A By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org The United Way of Suwannee Valley has a $600,000 fundraising goal for 2012-2013. Friday morn ing at the organizations annual campaign kick-off breakfast, officials reported theyve already collected $205,209 towards the goal. The annual United Way of Suwannee Valley Campaign Kick-off break fast was held Friday morn ing at the Florida Gateway College Wilson S. Rivers Library. More than 121 people attended the meet ing as the organization and its campaign chairs forge ahead to reach this years fundraising goal. The theme for this years campaign is Imagine Me and the audience was shown a three minute video with images of local residents facing a variety of challenges brought on by Tropical Storm Debby and the need to raise funding. Its not going to be a short-term recovery, said Todd Sampson, presi dent of the United Way of Suwannee Valley Board of Directors, as he spoke of help the agency is provid ing. This is going to be a long term effort. Sampson estimated it would take 3-4 years before they are anywhere near caught up after the disas trous tropical storm which brought close to 30 inches of rain to the area. John Martz, general campaign chair, announced the $600,000 fundraising goal and spoke of the chal lenges that may come with reaching the goal. We think its going to be tough to do, he said. Were going to try our very best and were going to try to exceed that amount. The largest ovation of the morning came when Don Fenneman, of Potash Corp. White Springs, pre sented United Way officials with a check for $166,000. Of the $166,000 contribu tion, $83,000 came from Potash Corp. White Springs employees and the remain ing $83,000 came as a com pany match. You dont just put money towards repairing your own, you also try to repair the community, said Terry Baker, a Potash Corp. White Springs representative. Sue Tuell, Challengers committee chair, also gave an update for the group which has a $150,054 fund raising goal for the year. The $45 that was added to the goal, signifies 45 years of service provided by the local United Way. The $150,054 goal is a goal requesting $10,000 more than the campaign raised last year. We hope you will reach higher, dig deeper and join us in the Challengers Club, Tuell said. Rita Dopp, United Way of Suwannee Valley execu tive director, said the pur pose of the breakfast was to kick-off the annual commit tee fundraising campaign and to encourage the com munity to come together to raise the money needed to support local community agencies. 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Tony Cameron, Suwannee County Sheriff, said depu ties with his depart ment started look ing for Mitchell on the evening of Sept. 2. Were still searching, he said. The last time that we have she was last seen was at her home where she lives with her father in Suwannee County. Mitchells car was recovered around 1 a.m. Wednesday by Suwannee County authorities near the Suwannee/Columbia County border. The car was found in Suwannee County near the county line about 200 yards west of Philadelphia Baptist Church, off of County Road 242, on a dirt road. Cameron said the car had been spotted in the area and seen sit ting there for a while where a large pool of water covered the road, but no one thought anything suspicous about it being parked there. The car was just sitting there at the waters edge, where water is across the road, he said. A lot of people have been parking cars at places the water is while going and coming from their homes. Nobody paid any attention to the car really, it was just sitting there. Cameron said someone later pushed the car into the water and thats when the sheriffs office was notified the car was sitting in the water and thats when the sheriffs office got involved with the vehi cle. Weve been searching the area out by where her car was found, he said. Weve searched that area on horseback and ATVs for the last couple of days. We searched it all day Thursday and Friday. Authorities are now considering foul play may have played a role in Mitchells disappearance. There is a possibility of foul play, Cameron said. Just looking at the some of the things that were left in her car there were personal items that you would think she would take with her. She didnt necessarily have to take them, but I would suspect she would unless there was some kind of problem. Family members believe foul play was involved in Mitchells disappear ance because she hasnt called in to check on her young daughter and she hasnt spoken to any family or friends in the past few days. Mitchell is described as being 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She has blue eyes with natu ral blonde hair, which is currently dyed brown. She has Kamrie tattooed on her left foot, Grams and a butterfly on her wrist and Layla with a footprint and birthday tattooed on her right side. Cameron said the investigation is now focusing on more interviews. Were just interviewing people who may have seen her, he said. Friends, her acquaintances and any body might know something. Were just interviewing them to see wheth er they know where she could be or who they saw her with last. Cameron said Mitchells informa tion has also been entered into the National database of missing per sons. He said anyone who has seen Mitchell since Aug. 25 is asked to give the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office a call at (386) 364-3443 and refer to case number 12-37472. Search continues for missing Suwannee County woman Mitchell By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org Feral cats, red-light run ners and trucks with loud mufflers, you have been warned. Lake City and Columbia County residents have had enough and theyve notified police. More than 50 residents brought issues, con cerns and questions Saturday to the Lake City Police Departments Breakfast with the Chief, a quarterly com munity forum at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center. What I want to do is be responsive to your needs and concerns, said LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore. To investigate the concerns fur ther, police and city staff took notes as residents spoke. If you dont think youre getting the level of service you deserve, let us know, she said. When you see an officer out doing an excep tional job, let us know, Gilmore said. Gilmore reviewed issues brought up at the last event in June and explained what had been done. Public works cut down overgrown plants at several intersections in the city, she said. Police investigated a car frequent ly parked overnight at busi ness. The owner carpools, but now has permission to park there, she said. Issues with vacant buildings were forwarded to code enforce ment officers, she said. Gilmore said the police department is the con duit for the community as residents sometimes dont know who to call when they have problems. During the open forum, one man asked about plac ing more officers at dan gerous intersections. Gilmore said LCPD recent ly received a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to do just that and asked him to jot down intersections where he has seen speeding and light running. Several other people brought up dangerous driv er actions, like texting and failing to look both ways at a right turn. Gilmore said the department can increase awareness for these danger ous behaviors. Our driving needs to be reevaluated, she said. A woman asked how to secure her house when going out of town. Officer Mike Lee said to have house lights on automatic timers and ask a neighbor to pick up mail. LCPD has a home watch program, where residents can request extra patrols while they are away, he said. A man asked if there was a city ordinance restricting loud mufflers on vehicles. Lee said while the city doesnt have an ordinance, a state law makes it illegal to alter mufflers to increase the noise output. Several people have been cited recently for it, he said. We take seriously the issues youve brought before us, she said. Gilmore also discussed crime data with breakfast participants. This sum mer, Lake City has seen an increase in the number of thefts, robberies and burglaries, compared to June through August 2011. The number of assaults decreased, Gilmore said during her presentation. There were nine vehicle thefts between June and August, compared to six last year; 186 thefts, com pared to 158 last year; two homicides, compared to zero last year; 73 burglar ies, compared to 60; and 26 aggravated assaults, com pared to 32 last year. Theft is really a problem here in our city, Gilmore said. Police are working to tell residents that valuables need to be out of sight and doors locked, she said. Chief addresses concerns at breakfast Gilmore United Way of Suwannee Valley third of way to goal TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Members of the Potash Corp. White Springs campaign team present local United Way officials with a check for $166,000 during Fridays campaign kick-off breakfast at Florida Gateway College.
M aybe Democrats have some slick salesmen, like Bill Clinton and our current president, who can sell you swampland and have you con-vinced that youve bought choice beachfront property. But the omission of any mention of God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital from the Democratic Party platform, which were in it in 2008, and then the almost-failed attempt to add them after the fact, showed the clear truth about the 2012 Democratic Party. It took three boisterous floor votes to add these principles to the platform. Listening to the ayes and nays on the third vote, it is questionable that they actu-ally got the two-thirds that were needed. The omission of these key principles from the Democratic platform was the party equivalent of what journalist Michael Kinsley calls a political gaffe -when a politician inadvertently says what he really believes. Democratic Party operatives panicked when they realized that the platform, as initially drafted, showed todays Democrats exactly for who they are: the home base for the nihilism, radi-cal moral relativism and welfare statism that define todays far left. But the Democrats are the party of the entertainment indus-try. They know how to create fic-tion and appeal to fantasies. So the party of the radical left brands Republicans as extrem-ists. The United States is still a religious nation. According to a 2010 Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans attend church regularly. However, just 39 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of liberals do. The alignment of the culture of the Democratic Party with that of bankrupt European wel-fare states provides a powerful hint where they are taking this country. In a Pew Research Center survey last year, 50 percent of Americans said religion is very important, compared to 22 percent in Spain, 21 percent in Germany, 17 percent in Great Britain and 13 percent in France. The crowd of more than 300 that attended the Our Water, Our Future program in Lake City Friday night saw both dynamic visual and scientific presentations that outlined the problems facing the Ichetucknee Springs and river and, on a larger scale, the Floridan aquifer. Ground water quality and quantity was the point of con-cern throughout the night. We all hear it at every turn. We all know it. It was good to hear it again. Nature photographer John Moran shared an impassioned visual slideshow of then-and-now photos he captured through the past 30 years of liv-ing in North Florida. The imag-es show the story. The clarity of the water is declining. Algae is a growing problem that affects all aquatic life in the river. Dr. Robert Knight of the University of Florida discussed an overview of the amount of groundwater available to us in the state. He also touched on his Ichetucknee Springs Restoration Plan, which he prepared during the past six months and released to the pub-lic two weeks ago. Knight toned down the delivery of his pointed report for his public presenta-tion and he compressed the 103-page document into 20 minutes of informative scientific lecture. The most compelling thing I took away from Knights graphs and comments was that while the Floridan Aquifer is hundreds of feet deep in some places, if ground water levels drop as little as 10 feet, major Florida springs could run dry. Knight said currently were los-ing water levels at a few inches per year. Only 10 feet. Thats fragile.There was a lot of talk. There were a lot of figures, line graphs, scientific formulas, and riveting images shared with the audience. This is a serious, life and livelihood issue for those of us who live and work in Lake City and Columbia County. Tallahassee can help, but we cannot expect state govern-ment to repair our springs or protect the future of our water without assistance. The burden lies right here with you and me. Its our responsibility to reverse the decline of water quality and quantity. The group continuing to lead the way in this cause is The Ichetucknee Partnership (TIP), a Lake City-based, non-profit corporation that brings govern-ment, civic groups and citizens together for a united cause. TIP recently partnered with the Lake City/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce to have the Chamber serve as its mar-keting arm. (For full disclosure, I serve as 2012 Chamber presi-dent.) TIP continues to move forward with its four-part springs awareness message: 1. Conserve water. 2. Use less fer-tilizer. 3. Use less pesticides. 4. Maintain septic tanks. Anyone who attended Friday night saw TIPs mas-cot, Bellamy Beaver, greeting the crowd. Bellamy allows the Chamber and TIP to connect with elementary school children and adults alike. TIP has the right message: Be water wise and springs friendly. TIP has been working to spread the springs awareness message for several years and will continue to do so as it uti-lizes the Chambers marketing expertise. We all must do what we can to be aware of our fragile, finite fresh water resource. We must act in a smart and responsible manner in our homes and our businesses. We must develop and grow our community smartly. If there is no water, there will be no new business, no new growth and no reason to live here. Explain the concerns and keep the move toward springs and water quality improvement positive. We all have a role to play and we all have work to do. Lets get together and do it. The party ofthe Godless ONE OPINION We share responsibility in protecting springs Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, publisher Robert Bridges, editor Sue Brannon, controller Dink NeSmith, president Tom Wood, chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY E-MAIL: email@example.com Is therea war onwomen? Q Scripps Howard News Service OPINION Sunday, September 9, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A I dont usually write about politics because it is such a divisive subject. But this time the future of my country is at stake, and I feel compelled to express what I believe is an informed and fact-based opinion about what has recently happened to God in this nation. For years our national motto has been In God We Trust. Numerous monuments in our nations capitol have inscrip-tions reflecting on God and His blessings. For more than two hundred years the United States has enjoyed the status of being the most powerful coun-try in the world-a superpow-er which has influenced the actions of many other countries all over the globe. I believe that much of our countrys success has been due to our acknowledgement of God and His protection. For years, though, we have been coasting on a down-ward slope of decaying mor-als and values. In 1973 the Supreme Court decided it was a womans choice to abort an unborn infant. Since then mil-lions of innocent babies have been killed because mothers believed they knew more than the God who created life. About the same time Madalyn Murray OHair start-ed the organization, American Atheists, whose goal was to erase every mention of God from public places and events. Atheists have continued, often successfully, to boot God, the Bible, and the Cross out of schools, prisons, the military, and other places. Militant homosexuals have demanded and received the right to marry each other -another blatant in-your-face gesture to God and the Bible. Although the majority of Congress voted on and passed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, dissenters--including the current President-are deter-mined to get the law repealed. Every day Bible-believing Christians are mocked and ridiculed for their support of the Word of God. Some denominations have even com-promised their Biblical prin-ciples to embrace homosexual rights to same-sex marriage and to belong to the Church. The prophet Isaiah warned of destruction to those who say that evil is good and good is evil...Destruction is certain for those who think they are wise and consider themselves to be clever. (Isaiah 5:20-21) When we cease to use the Bible as the standard for truth and morality, then every per-son begins to decide for him-self or herself what is true and moral. These decisions, based on no absolutes, will inevitably clash. For example, there are people (backed up in some cases by courts) who believe free speech includes the right to lie, but excludes the right to say the Lords Prayer in public. Both of our primary political parties have struggled for years to meet the desires of the electorate. Since those desires are so diverse, neither has been, nor will they ever be, totally successful in that attempt. The Republicans certainly arent guilt-free by any means. But at least they are continuing for the most part, to stand up for the beliefs of the (declin-ing) majority. Speakers at the recent Republican National Convention were not shy or reserved in asking Gods bless-ings on our country. Carolyn AbellT he Democrats convention in Charlotte, N.C., did its best to perpetu-ate their myth that Republicans are at war with women. Thats particularly rich considering the wolfy personal history of former President Clinton, the man tapped to deliver the keynote address nominating Barack Obama. With November looming, its the left that needs to worry about the gender gap. President Obamas support among women is in freefall, having dropped 11 points since April. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 46 percent of women have a favorable view of the president while 50 percent are unfavorable. Its not hard to figure out why. Feminine vot-ers dont want to be part of a condescending party that sees them as one big stereotypical bloc motivated by fringe social issues. Republicans, on the other hand, address womens issues as national issues, especially when it pertains to the pocket-book. The left insists on singling women out, pitting one against the other. After Ann Romneys touching speech that brought many ladies to tears, Fox News left-of-center commentator Juan Williams took the opportunity to tell women that Mrs. Romney couldnt possibly understand their real struggles because she was a corporate wife. As though there is a difference in the way breast cancer attacks a womans body based on her husbands job. Mrs. Romney was in good company speaking for the Republican ticket, with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez all taking the podium in prime time. With backgrounds run-ning the gamut of professional and personal experience, the GOPs female stars cant be pigeonholed. What they share in common is a belief in the American dream.An alternative to Democrats sense of moral bankruptcy Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org) and author of three books. Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. 4AEDIT
LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 5A Sept. 10Girl Scout recruitmentGirl Scouts will be at the Fort White Community Center on Monday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. to register new members. Do your girls like to play games, sing, make crafts, and make new friends? Are your girls more interested in being envi-ronmental stewards, tak-ing trips, and giving back to the community? Then come and join us to learn more about being a Girl Scout! There is something for everyone! Leaders will be there to answer your questions. Girl Scouting is for girls in Kindergarten 12th grade. For more information please contact Sandra Caslow at (866) 868-6307,Sept. 11Medicare seminarThe 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.9/11 commemorationThe community is invited to attend a special pro-gram hosted by the City of Lake City as we celebrate the memory of the fallen heroes of 9-11 on Tuesday, Sept.11 at 10 a.m. in Olustee Park. The program will honor our local First Responders, Fire, and Law Enforcement officers. The features keynote speaker is Pastor L. R. Leguire of First Apostolic Church Lake City and a Korean War veteran. Please join us as we cele-brate our local heroes. For more information contact Audre Washington at 386-719-5742. Cry Out AmericaCry Out America will hold a prayer service and reading of parts of the Constitution beginning at noon Sept. 11 in Olustee Park, by the courthouse. Patriotic songs will also be sung. Participants will be from various churches, along with private citizens. All are encouraged to come, remember 9-11 and pray for the future of our nation. For more information, call (386) 497-1153.Sept. 12Olustee planners meetThe 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 luncheonThe 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 guest speaker will be Bill Steele from Suwannee Valley Transit Authority. who will speak about services avail-able from his agency.Lunch is $11. For more informa-tion, call Barbara Test at 754-7227 or Rose Taylor at 755-2175.Take Charge of DiabetesIts not too late to register! Take Charge of Your Diabetes workshop is now being offered as a 9 part series, held Friday morn-ings starting Sept. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the Suwannee County Extension in Live Oak. The $75 program fee includes the educational classes, one-on-one nutri-tion consultation, pro-gram materials and health assessments and two extra follow-up sessions. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are border-line diabetic, are at least 21 years old, and are interest-ed in taking control of your diabetes, please call Jenny Jump at the Columbia Extension office at (386) 752-5384 or Cathy Rogers at the Suwannee County Extension office at (386) 362-2771. Registration deadline is Sept 12.Nursing consortiumAll Healthcare Providers are invited to the End-of-Life 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 352-682-7057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Julie.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 80. CEUs will be provided to RNs, LPNs, and ARNPs.Sept. 13FFA orientationThe 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.comGarden Club meetsThe Lake City Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Clubhouse at 257 SE Hernando Ave. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. The program this month is a plant exchange.Free barbecue classThere will be a free professional BBQ cooking class Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall. Thomas Henry and Gary Blevins will be the cooking instructors. For informa-tion call 386-752-8822. Sept. 14 Smokin Pig Fest Smokin Pig Fest BBQ Cookoff and Family Event will be Sept. 14-15 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. There will be free admission until 3 p.m. on Friday. Only $5 per person after 3 p.m., which includes the con-cert. Admission is $3 all day Saturday. There will be bounce houses, kid games, vendors, water slides, crafts, Floridas Largest Sand Pit and more. Jamie Davis and Mercy Mountain Boys will be live in concert Friday. Enter the talent contest at www.firststreetmusic.com. For more information visit www.columbiacountyfair.org or call 752-8822. Sept. 15Pride festival, pageantLake 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 infor-mation call 386-697-5663 or email simeon_32055@ yahoo.com. Red Dress/Red TieB&S Combs Elks Lodge #1599 and the Pride of B&S Combs Elks Temple will host a Red Dress/Red Tie affair beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the B&S Combs Lodge at 1688 NE Washington St. in Lake City. A $5 donation will be charged.Sept. 17Daughters meetingFaye 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. 18Square dance lessonsDixie 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 infor-mation call 758-3654 or 754-1478. Visit the groups Website at www.dixiedancers.net. Class of 72 meetingThe Columbia High School class of 1972 will hold a class reunion meet-ing beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Beef OBradys. For more information, con-tact George H. Hudson Jr.Sept. 20Adult spelling beeTeams are needed for the 9th Annual Columbia County Adult Team Spelling Bee Help the Friends of the Library raise money for a good cause. If you are interested in sponsoring a team for a tax-deductible donation of $100, or if you are interest-ed in being part of a team, please call Glennis Pounds at 758-2111. All proceeds will benefit Columbia County Public Librarys Literacy Program. The spelling bee will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Mall. Please come out and cheer for your favor-ite team while supporting local literacy efforts! Sept. 22Class of 77 reunionColumbia 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 tickets 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 email@example.com. For information call 867-1271. BlackoutGold Standard Chapter 48 PHA Order of the Eastern Stars will host its 2nd Annual Blackout beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Winfield Community Center in Lake City. A $10 donation will be charged. Contact Carlos Brown at 288-6235 for more informa-tion.Sept. 25Author programThe Friends of Columbia County Public Library welcome author Deborah Sharp live via Skype, on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Deborah Sharp is the author of Mama Sees Stars Mama Gets Hitched and other titles in the Mace Bauer Mystery Series A former USA Today writer who, post-9-11, traded in a career in journalism to write humorous Florida mysteries with Southern flavor, Deborah Sharp is a native Floridian who now lives in Ft. Lauderdale.Book club meetingThe Main Library Book Club will hold its inaugu-ral meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Led by Library volunteer Kim Withers, the Main Library Book Club will be limited to 15 partici-pants, and pre-registration is required. The first book selected is The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards. Please contact Katrina Evans at 758-1018 to register and to make arrangements to pick up a copy of the book.Sept. 27 Landlords meetingThere will be a landlords meeting Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. at Grand China Buffet. At 6 p.m. Realtor Jim Curry will speak. Owners and managers are welcome to attend. For information call 755-0110. Sept. 29FACS meetingThe Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake City will hold its Fall Family Festival and general meet-ing 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 out-door event, featuring lots of games, prizes, music, dancing, cultural food, and just plain fun for the entire family. For more informa-tion, contact Bob Gavette at 965-5905.Oct. 3Olustee planners meetThe 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. 10Wright Brothers raceThe 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. OngoingClass of 62 reunionThe Columbia High School class of 1962 is plan-ning a reunion this year. Addresses are needed for all classmates. Please send your mailing address to Linda Sue Lee at lslee44@ aol.com or call Linda Hurst Greene at (386) 752-0561. 5A COUPON REQUIRED ...Do you have the over-priced, slow-speedInternet Blues?GetFAST High-Speed Internet Today!Now Available Everywhere! Call your N. Central & N. Florida Authorized Dealer Today at386-269-0984 1-800-254-3630 $39.95to$59.99/Mo. 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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NATION SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 JIM KUHNHENN andTHOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated PressSEMINOLE Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusi-asm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with a bus tour through a must-win swath of Florida, urg-ing supporters not to buy into the cynicism that somehow the change we fought for isnt possible. Republican candidate Mitt Romney faulted both his own party in Congress and Obama for exposing the armed forces to huge spending cuts. Obama, speaking to a crowd of 11,000 at the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College, gave Floridians a populist plea not to turn away now. If you give up the idea that your voice can make a difference, Obama said, then other folks are going to fill the void: the lobbyists, the special interests, the people who are writ-ing $10 million checks, the folks who are try-ing to keep people from voting and more. Campaigning in a state where the 8.8 percent jobless rate tops the national average, the president made no mention of Fridays gov-ernment report showing a weak employment outlook for the nation. But he urged people to help him finish what we started, and he put creating more jobs at the top of his to-do list. The president called on people to rally behind real, achievable goals that will lead to new jobs and more opportunity. Romney, campaigning in Virginias militarydependent tidewater area, was determined to keep the spotlight on the countrys weak jobs outlook, laid out in the latest Labor Department report on unemployment. It was the first topic he raised in an appearance before a flag-wav-ing audience of 4,000 in a hanger at the private Military Aviation Museum, vintage aircraft on display around him. This is not the kind of news that the American people are hoping for and deserve, he said. Then he projected forward to a Romney presidency to add: Im here to tell you that things are about to get a lot better. Speaking in the Navy town of Virginia Beach, where many jobs are tied to defense, Romney criticized the president both for past cuts to military spending and unthinkable poten-tial reductions threatened under the so-called sequestration. Thats a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts that will take effect if Congress doesnt reach a budget solution in the next few months. Half of the cuts are set to come from the Pentagon under a deal negoti-ated between Obama and Republican leaders in Congress. I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it, Romney said in an inter-view taped for Sundays broadcast of Meet the Press on NBC. On the stage, hed only blamed the president for the defense cuts. Obama has opposed the depth of the cuts but has said congressional Republicans need to adopt a plan that includes increases in rev-enue. Romney called the potential cuts unthinkable to Virginia, to our employment needs. But its also unthinkable to the ability and the commitment of America to maintain our liberty. ... If Im president, well get rid of the sequestration cuts and rebuild Americas mili-tary might. From Virginia Beach, Romney headed for NASCAR territory, prime ground for work-ing-class white voters. He planned to attend the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Romney and Obama are deadlocked in Virginia, where the Democrat is strong in the northern suburbs of Washington, D.C., and Romney does better in the south. In Florida, where the race also is extremely tight, the presidents two-day, 260-mile trip in a fortified, million-dollar bus is taking him though the center of the state along the politi-cally important I-4 corridor that separates Democratic-leaning southern Florida from the Republican-leaning north. The center swath from Tampa and St. Petersburg through Orlando and on to the Atlantic coast is consid-ered the states swing region. Its Obamas third campaign bus tour since July after earlier road trips in Ohio and Iowa. The buscapades attract significant media atten-tion in the states and allow Obama to engage with local voters in unscheduled stops in the small towns that he cant reach by only flying on Air Force One. On Saturday, he stopped at a Cuban restaurant in West Tampa, where he mingled with customers, took pictures and ordered five honey Cuban sandwiches. Among those in the sandwich shop: Dan Gemmell, one of the undecided voters so coveted by both Obama and Romney. Gemmell said hes a Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008 and still thinks the presidents a great guy. But the retired Army major said hes a Roman Catholic and has trouble with some of his issues, the birth control and gay marriage thing. Obama is eager to connect with voters in the middle, and he enlisted Floridas for-mer Republican governor Charlie Crist in the cause. Crist, now an independent, spoke at the Democratic National Convention, and he intro-duced Obama in Seminole, telling the crowd that Obama was working hard for the middle class, for Florida and the nation. A political group supporting Obama released an ad criticizing Romney for policies that it says would increase the tax burden on middle-income families. The ad by Priorities USA Action, a so-called super PAC, is showing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Beaumont reported from Virginia Beach, Va. Associated Press writers Nancy Benac in Washington and Matthew Daly in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.6AJULIE PACE andTHOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated PressPortsmouth, N.H. Flush with cash, Mitt Romney plans to open a new front in the White House race by challenging President Barack Obama in upper Midwest states where he might not have dug in otherwise. Obama is intensifying his efforts to cast his Republican rival as out of touch, which hes already been working pretty hard at doing. Sure, this is the beginning of the homestretch to Election Day, when everything in the two cam-paigns goes into overdrive and a September or October surprise could upend it all. But this all has the whiff of politicking around the margins, too a tweak in state-by-state strategy here, a rhetorical detour there. The fact is that both can-didates believe the campaigns direction is mostly settled and will be decided by a handful of unknowns. With two months until the Nov. 6 vote, it remains remarkably close with a turbulent summer and back-to-back conventions seemingly doing little to shift the trajectory. Jobs and the weak economy still dominate. The lat-est unemployment rate, 8.1 per-cent, did nothing to change that. A rate finally dropping below 8 percent might have. Romney is looking to expand the battleground map by trying to put in play states that have long voted for Democratic presidential nominees. Among them are the home states of the Republican ticket, Michigan for Romney and Wisconsin for Rep. Paul Ryan. In the coming weeks, Romneys team is expected to pay for a heavy level of TV ads for Michigan and Wisconsin, either in hopes of win-ning them or to force Obama to spend precious campaign dollars to defend states he won by more than 10 percentage points in 2008. Polls in both states slightly favor Obama. A super political action committee supporting Obama launched a new ad in Wisconsin Saturday. The Priorities USA Action ad says challenger Romney is advo-cating tax policies that would increase the tax burden on mid-dle-income families. The ad is also running in Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, Florida and Virginia. In key states, public polling and internal surveys by Republicans and Democrats find Obama, who carried a number of typically Republican states in his 2008 vic-tory, with slight leads. He may have more paths to victory in the state-by-state competition to rack up the 270 electoral votes needed. Romney faces a series of built-in challenges that come with taking on an incumbent, and he has little margin for error. What hes got is more money to spend on drench-ing the airwaves, and an appar-ent if slight advantage in public opinion on the leading issue of the time, the economy. His Virginia Beach, Va., rally Saturday and Obamas weekend bus tour in Florida underscored the sharp competition for those two states, among others. If Romney got a bounce in public esteem and energy from the Republican National Convention, it was probably absorbed and overtaken by the Democratic convention that followed. But the convention was bookended by a report showing the national debt surpassing $16 trillion and by the dreary jobs numbers. So here we are, again.Barring the unforeseen, neither camp says much will change between now and Nov. 6. Says White House senior adviser David Plouffe: Were not expecting huge movement in this race all the way out to the next 60 days. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts G ov. Mitt Romney, campaigns at the Military Aviation Museum in Vir ginia Beach, Va., Saturday. President Obama urges supporters to knock on doors to g et people out to vote during a campaign rally Saturday in Seminole. BETH FOUHYAssociated PressNEW YORK Now the campaign ad crush and TV spending spree really begins in the presi-dential race. The TV ad campaign, with total spending expected to swell to $1.1 billion, starts up again now that the party conventions are over and the two-month sprint to the general election is under way. Just over one-third of that amount has been spent so far, according to the Kantar/Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks campaign ad spend-ing. That means the campaigns and independent groups will spend more on the air in the final eight weeks of the presidential contest than they did in the first five months. The biggest change is on the Republican side, with Mitt Romney now free to tap millions in general election funds he had collected but could not spend until becoming the partys official nom-inee. That means the GOPs sig-nificant spending advantage over President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies will grow, mak-ing it the first time that an incum-bent will have been outspent on the air. National polls show Obama and Romney in a virtual dead heat, but only eight states are considered true battlegrounds: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Obama car-ried them all against Republican John McCain in 2008, but they are too close to call for now. Flush with new cash, the Romney campaign poured nearly $5 million into ads in those states beginning this weekend. A series of state-specific ads hit Obama on defense spending, business regulations and housing; another ad uses President Bill Clintons words from the 2008 primary race against Obama. Republican-leaning independent groups led by the American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS kept Romney in the game throughout the summer while he regrouped from a tough GOP primary contest. Priorities USA Action, the only significant pro-Obama super PAC, has been far outpaced by the conservative-leaning groups. Those and other independent groups emerged after a 2010 Supreme Court decision loosened campaign finance laws, allow-ing wealthy individuals to spend unlimited sums on political activity as long as they stay separate from the campaigns themselves. The Crossroads groups are backed by former President George W. Bushs longtime political coun-selor Karl Rove. Americans for Prosperity, another pro-Romney group, was founded by the billion-aire brothers Charles and David Koch. Together, the Crossroads groups spent about $66 million on ads through the end of August. Of that, $58 million came from Crossroads GPS, which is orga-nized as a social welfare group under tax laws and thus does not have to disclose its donors. AFP, which also does not disclose its donors, spent $35.2 million during that time. The Obama campaign spent $166 million on ads through Aug. 30, compared with $74 million by the Romney campaign and $22 million by the Republican National Committee. But now, with Romneys general elec-tion resources available and the Republican-leaning groups con-tinuing to air ads, the Obama cam-paign seems set to be swamped on TV. It will be no holds barred on the Republican side. All that money the Obama campaign has been expecting Romney to spend on ads will finally start to flow, Kantar/CMAG vice presi-dent Elizabeth Wilner said. The Obama campaign is betting on their message, while the Romney campaign is betting on tonnage. Associated Press writers Jack Gillum in Washington and Jim Kuhnhenn in Portsmouth, N.H., contributed to this report. Look forad crush to get even heavier Race may be down to unknowns ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama out to renew magic ASSOCIATED PRESS
middle school-aged children, she said. One of the biggest conceptions is what exactly bul-lying is, she said. Bullying is systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychologi-cal distress on one or more students or employees, according to school district policy. It is unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior that cre-ates an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. It can take the form of theft, teasing, taunt-ing, social exclusion, intimi-dation, stalking, violence, harassment or humiliation, according to the policy. Often bullying is discreet and staff may not see it in action so teachers work to stress the role of the bystand-er, who can help stop and report bullies, Spivey said. Empowered as bystanders, students can feel the moral obligation to get help, she said. While bullying is not new, awareness has increased as technology can spread harmful messages faster and on a wider level than before. Technology can advance it, Spivey said. Cyberbullying is the use of information and commu-nication technologies, like texting, to support deliber-ate, repeated and hostile behavior intended to harm others, according to school district policy. Even if the cyberbullying starts off-campus, once it causes a disruption at school, then it becomes our problem and we have the right to punish the parties involved, she said. Schools take it very seriously, Spivey said. Bullied children are more likely to experience depres-sion and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement, according to stopbullying.gov, a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. A very small number of bullied children may retali-ate through extremely vio-lent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied, according to the website. Children who bully others are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs, get into fights, drop out of school, have criminal convictions as adults, engage in early sexu-al activity and be abusive in relationships, according to federal site. Kids who witness bullying are more likely to use tobacco or other drugs, have mental health problems and miss or skip school. While bullied children are at risk of suicide, bullying alone is not the cause, the site says. Most children who are bullied do not have thoughts of suicide, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Bullying can be reported to district officials by phone at 1-866-295-7303, by text message to 386-754-7099 or with a form on the districts website, www.columbia.k12.fl.us. All reports can be anonymous, Spivey said. Each report of bullying is investigated, she said. If the case is indeed a bullying sit-uation, a report goes into the students discipline file and a copy is sent to the state. Discipline actions depend on the situation, but usually the student is given a discipline referral with a suspension, Spivey said. Parents talking to their children about bullying can also make a big difference, she said. Parents can ask their children how they Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 7A For 2012 there has been 209 wildfires that burned 4,101 acres in the Suwannee Forestry Center coverage area. Of those 4,101 fires, 40 have been in Columbia County and consumed a total of 3,330 acres. A con-siderable amount of the Columbia and Baker County acreage total includes 3,428 acres that were burned dur-ing the County Line Fire which burned in parts of Baker and Columbia coun-ty. (Florida Forest Service does not maintain records for fire on federal lands, and the majority of the 35,000 acres consumed in the County Line Fire was in the Osceola National Forest.) Wisner said the National Interagency Fire Center Wildland Fire Outlook for September December, include forecasts for above normal rainfall and below normal wildfire potential. While the rainfall has kept the soil moist, Wisner said that is allowing for new plant growth. That will increase the requirement for us to do prescribed burns and those usually come about in the Fall, he said. We may be able to get more prescribed burns in during this Fall than we did in the past fall. We always look for oppor-tunities to do prescribed burns. Wisner said the peak of hurricane and tropical storm season is quickly approaching, which will bring an increased threat of lightning caused fires. Although the surface fuels will be moist, a light-ning fire can smolder deep below the surface until the fuels dry, then erupt into a depends on flows from the Floridan aquifer, he said. Knight said the aquifer is like a bucket and what flows from springs is only the amount of water over the buckets edge. Springs flow from the top of the aquifer so a drop of less than 10 feet in the aquifer level can dry up a major spring, Knight said. The average decline in North Florida groundwater levels is about 2.4 inches per year and the only explana-tion is groundwater pump-ing, he said. Consumptive Use Permits allow 4.7 billion gallons per day to be pumped from the ground in North Florida, he said. These permits include only the areas biggest wells, not more than 1 million pri-vate wells, Knight said. The only way to correct this flow problem is to pump less water from the Floridan aquifer, he said. Groundwater is the states highest quality water and should be reserved for the most important uses, Knight said. Rain and surface water should be used more often instead, he said. We need to balance out groundwater checkbook to provide for a prosperous future, Knight said. Organizer Jacqui Sulek, chapter conservation man-ager for Audubon Florida, said the event was designed to the the attention of peo-ple unfamiliar with water issues. Working together and personal responsibility is what will help solve the states water crisis, not fin-ger pointing, she said. I think it was extremely informative, said Gail Hussar of Lake City, after the event. Although already versed in water issues, Hussar said she still took away new things from the presentation. Columbia County Commissioners Ronald Williams, Scarlet Frisina and Rusty DePratter attended the event. Fort White Middle Schoolers, White Springs Mayor Dr. Helen Miller and White Springs Vice Mayor Walter McKenzie were also in the audience. Knight released the Ichetucknee Springs Restoration Plan two weeks ago. The 103-page plan dis-cusses the science available on the springs and recom-mends actions from state, local and community agen-cies and organizations. Beginning in March, Morans photography will be on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville for an exhibit titled Springs Eternal:Floridas Fountains of Youth. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Columbia County man who allegedly told authorities he was shot in the face during a home invasion robbery, was arrested Thursday evening after authori-ties said he filed a false police report. Edward Frank Hardy, 53, address with held, was charged with aggravated battery (domes-tic violence) and aggravated assault (domestic violence) in connection with the case. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on $15,000 bond. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, around 7:40 p.m. Thursday depu-ties were dispatched to a home off Northwest Falling Creek Road to investigate a reported home invasion and shooting. The complainant, Hardy, told deputies that an unknown man entered his home in an attempted robbery and shot him in the face. Deputies examined the crime scene and were concerned that the evidence did not corrobo-rate Hardys account of what happened. Deputies interviewed witnesses at the scene and were able to piece together a timeline of events. Authorities reported they learned that Hardy was alleg-edly arguing with his spouse inside the home and his daughter attempted to intervene and stop the argument. Hardy allegedly stood up from a seated position, approached his daughter and struck her on the head with a handgun he was holding, reports said. The woman, feeling physically threatened, armed herself with a small handgun that was on a table in the home. Knowing that her father was also armed and had already battered her, she fired one shot, striking him in the face, said Sgt. Ed Seifert, Columbia County Sheriffs Office public information officer in a press release about the incident. The daughter fled the home while her father fired several rounds from his handgun at her from inside the home. Lifeguard Ambulance Services treated Hardy at the scene and he was later treated at a local medi-cal facility for non-life threatening injuries. A .45 caliber handgun and a .38 caliber handgun were recovered at the scene. Following an interview at the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, Hardy was arrested and taken to the county jail. Hardy False police report lands county man in jail RAIN From Page 1A WATER: Springs in trouble, some say Continued From Page 1A Abbie Chasteen, Chamber marketing coordinator, walks onstage Friday with Belamy Beaver, mascot for The Ichetucknee Partnership (TIP), a Lake City-based, non-profit corporation that unites government, civic groups and citiz ens. LAURA HAMPSON/ LAKE CITY REPORTER BULLYING: Experts break down a complicated issue for students Continued From Page 1A The Cambridge Prep Academy hosted a ribbon cutting cere mony and open house Aug. 30, at their new facility at 297 NW Hillsboro Street. Cambridge is a private school for grades six through 12. New schoolJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter 7A ColumbiaCounty TobaccoFreePartnershipTheColumbiaCountyTobaccoFreePartnershipandtheColumbiaCountyHealthDepartmenthavecometogethertoformapartnershipinordertocreateatobaccofreecommunity.Thisyear,thepartnershipisfocus ing onpoliciesthateffectouryouth.Wearepleasedtoreportthatresolut ions havebeenachievedinboththeCityofLakeCityandColumbiaCountytobanthesaleandmarketingofcandy-flavoredtobacco.Weinviteallcommunitymembers,serviceworkers,andschoolagedyouthtoattendtheupcomingmeetingtodiscusstobacco-relatedissuesinourcounty .ColumbiaCountyTobacco Free Partnership MeetingCentralSchoolBoard OfficeRoom153Wednesday, September19,2012372 West DuvalStreetLakeCity, FL32055Time:1:00pmAllpartnershipmeetingsareopentothepublic.FormoreinformationonhowtomakeadifferenceinyourcommunitythroughyourlocalTobaccoFreePartnership,pleasecontact:LaurenPinchouckColumbiaCountyHealthDepartment(386)758-1193orLauren_Pinchouck@doh.state.fl.us To Candidates for Floridas Columbia County School Superintendent: Men: 141 days and only PCSR from you. Am I correct when I proclaim to you that C olumbia H igh S chool students are created in the image of God and that none evolved from a hominid? The three possible answers are YES or NO or PCSR ( P olitically C orrect S idestep R esponse)Kenny Merriken 386-344-7339, firstname.lastname@example.org(Compare Holy Bible versus Florida Biology 1 End-if-CourseAssessment Test Items Specications, page 32 SC.7.L.15.1;page 52 SC.91.L.15.10 http://fcat.doe.org/eoc/pdf/BiologyFL11Sp.pdf) Paid for by Kenny Merriken September 9, 2012. Florida Vote ID #113877356Ephesians 6:12, I John 4:1 but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
8A LAKE CITY REPORTER WEATHER SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 8AWEATHER Offer is for new loans only. Offer does not apply to existing CAMPUS loans. 1. Credit approval, sufficient income, adequate property valuation (maximum LTV of 70%), and first mortgage position required. 51% or more must be owner occupied business space. Example: a $200,000 loan at 4.75% for 120 months would require 119 monthly payments of $2,097.90 and o ne final payment of $2,002.69, total finance charge of $51,652.79; for a total of payments of $251,652.79. The amount financed is $200,000.00. The APR is 4.75%. APR=Annual Percentage Rate. 2. Property insurance is required. Flood and/ or title insurance may be required at an additional expense to the borrower. An appraisal will be required at the borrowers expense for loans exceeding $250,000. Prepaid interest, initial escrow deposit, and fees for rate buy down, i f any, must be paid by borrower. If loan is paid in full within the first 24 months, closing costs paid by CAMPUS will be added to the loan payoff amount. 3. Credit approval and initial deposit of $5 required. Mention this ad and well waive the $15 new membership fee. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Association. Lake City 183 SW Bascom Norris Dr. Gville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunters Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. Shands at UF Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summer eld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd. Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties! 3 www.campuscu.com Call David Barber, Commercial Loan Manager at 754-9088 x10121 today! Perfect for business owners who: 5 have 30% or more equity in the property 5 owe $250,000 or less on your owner-occupied o ce space (Loans over $250,000 call for details!) Pay o your commercial property fast at this all-time low rate! Small Rates are Smart Business for Small Business. Re nance your Owner-Occupied Business Mortgage with Zero Closing Costs! $ 0 Closing Costs! 2 for up to 10 years as low as 4 75 % + APR 1
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, September 9, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Monday Q Columbia High girls golf vs. Santa Fe High at Quail Heights Country Club, 4:30 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Tuesday Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Williston High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Wednesday Q Columbia High girls golf vs. Chiles High, Leon High at The Golf Club at Summerbrooke, noon Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Columbia High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Columbia High boys golf vs. Buchholz High at The Country Club at Lake City, 1 p.m. Q Columbia High swimming at Suwannee High, 5 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Lafayette High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High volleyball at Lee High, 6:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Friday Q Columbia High football vs. Buchholz High at Citizens Field, 7:30 p.m. Q Fort White High football vs. Taylor County High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Columbia High, Fort White High cross country at UF Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, boys9:05 a.m.; girls-9:35 a.m. GAMES BRIEFS Gillislee leads Gators to 20-17 win over A&M. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The Columbia County Quarterback Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call Joe Martino at 984-0452. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Q-back Club will meet Tuesday The Fort White Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the faculty lounge at the high school. For details, call Harold Bundy at 365-5731. YOUTH BASEBALL Fort White fall registration Registration for Fort White Babe Ruth Baseballs fall league is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at South Columbia Sports Complex. Five leagues are offered for ages 4-15. A birth certificate is required for children who have not previously played in the Fort White league. Cost is $45 for T-ball and $50 for other leagues. Coaches are needed. For details, call Chris Sharpe at 292-4224.Fall registration is under way Registration for Lake City Columbia County Youth Baseballs fall league at Southside Sports Complex is 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Five leagues are offered. Fee is $70. A parent or guardian must accompany player with a birth certificate. For details, call Tad Cervantes at 365-4810.Q From staff reports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterNewberry defenders stumble over themselves as Fort White s Michael Mulberry (4) runs the ball in for a touchdown. Passed over PanthersBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comNEWBERRY It was the biggest of momentum busters. After Newberry High scored a touchdown with eight seconds left in the half to forge a 7-7 tie, Fort White erased it on the first play of the third quarter. Andrew Baker threw to Travis Williams and the running back raced 71 yards to the end zone. Nathan Escalante kicked the second of his three extra points and Fort White went on to defeat the host Panthers, 21-7. When rushing yards were hard to come by, Baker came through in the air with 219 yards on 9-of-18 passing. He also had touch-down passes of 43 and six yards to Michael Mulberry. The Indians had an animated halftime break after giving up the late tying score, but Baker put things right with a call he made. All the action went to one side and Williams slipped out near the Fort white sideline and was all alone. Coach asked me what I wanted to call and I thought we could get it, Baker said. Its the T-wheel play and Fort White air attack defeats Newberry, 21-7. INDIANS continued on 2B UF gives Aggies rude welcomeBy KRISTIE RIEKENAssociated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas Mike Gillislee ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and No. 24 Florida shut down Texas A&Ms offense in the sec-ond half in a 20-17 win on Saturday in the Aggies first Southeastern Conference game after moving from the Big 12. Florida trailed 17-10 at halftime after a first half where Texas A&Ms offense under new coach Kevin Sumlin pretty much did what it wanted. Things changed in the second half as the Gators clamped down and forced punts each of A&Ms six posses-sions after the break. Caleb Sturgis helped Florida cut A&Ms lead to 17-13 with a 25-yard field goal early in the third quar-ter. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel looked indecisive most of the day and was sacked eight times. But he made a play when he had to, finding Omarius Hines on a 39-yard completion to propel a drive early in the fourth quarter. Gillislee finished it off, evading a couple of defend-ers and then tight-roping the sideline on a 12-yard touchdown run to put Florida up 20-17. Gillislee had a 4 yard score in the first quarter. Driskel also came up big late in the game with a 21-yard run to give the Gators a first down and allow them to run out the clock. Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 173 yards and ran for 60 more, but he couldnt move A&Ms offense after halftime. Saturday was Texas A&Ms opener after the Aggies and Louisiana Tech postponed last weeks game until Oct. 13 because of Hurricane Isaac. The Aggies second half ASSOCIATED PRESSFloridas Mike Gillislee (23) is congratulated by Jord an Reed (11) after a touchdown run against Texas A&M du ring the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday in College Station, Texas. GATORS continued on 2B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbias Roc Battle (1) causes an incomplete pass in tended for Gainesville Highs Chris Thompson (24). Columbia still strong in districtBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comDespite its woes in a 17-14 loss at Gainesville High, the Columbia High Tigers are no worse the wear in the race for a dis-trict championship. Defending district champion Ridgeview High used 161 all-purpose yards from Mitchell Galloway to pace the Panthers to a 30-21 win against Clay High. Despite being outgained 21-12 on the first-down mar-gin, the Panthers were able to come away with the win. We did everything wrong and still came away with a nine-point win, Ridgeview coach Tom MacPherson said. Buchholz 28 Orange Park 24Columbias next opponent, Buchholz High, and district rival Orange Park reversed week one fortunes as the Raiders fell 28-24 at Defending district champs are 2-0 early in season. CHS continued on 5B%632576
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED Formula One, Grand Prix of Italy, at Monza, Italy 3 p.m. SPEED Rolex Sports Car Series, Sports Car Festival, at Salinas, Calif. GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, KLM Open, final round, at Hilversum, Netherlands Noon TGC PGA Tour, BMW Championship, final round, at Carmel, Ind. 2 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, BMW Championship, final round, at Carmel, Ind. TGC LPGA, Kingsmill Championship, final round, at Williamsburg, Va. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS N.Y. Yankees at BaltimoreWGN Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. ESPN L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco MOTORSPORTS 2 p.m. SPEED FIM World Superbike, race 1, at Nuerburg, Germany (same-day tape) 6 p.m. SPEED FIM World Superbike, race 2, at Nuerburg, Germany (same-day tape) 11 p.m. SPEED AMA Pro Racing, at Millville, N.J. (same-day tape) NFL 1 p.m. CBS Regional coverageFOX Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX Doubleheader game 8:15 p.m. NBC Pittsburgh at Denver TENNIS 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 U.S. Open, womens doubles championship match, at New York 4 p.m. CBS U.S. Open, mens championship, at New York Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB Detroit at Chicago White Sox or Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (7 p.m. start) NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Cincinnati at Baltimore 10:15 p.m. ESPN San Diego at OaklandBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 78 61 .561 New York 78 61 .561 Tampa Bay 76 63 .547 2 Boston 63 76 .453 15 Toronto 62 75 .453 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 75 63 .543 Detroit 73 64 .533 1 12 Kansas City 62 77 .446 13 12 Cleveland 59 79 .428 16Minnesota 56 82 .406 19 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 83 56 .597 Oakland 77 60 .562 5 Los Angeles 75 63 .543 7 12 Seattle 67 72 .482 16 Saturdays Games Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 4Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 4Texas 4, Tampa Bay 2, 10 inningsCleveland at Minnesota (n)Toronto at Boston (n)Detroit at L.A. Angels (n)Oakland at Seattle (n) Todays Games N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6) at Baltimore (Britton 5-1), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 7-5) at Boston (Buchholz 11-5), 1:35 p.m. Texas (Oswalt 4-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 13-8), 1:40 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 1-3) at Minnesota (Vasquez 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 4-3) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (A.Sanchez 2-4) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 4-2), 3:35 p.m. Oakland (Milone 11-10) at Seattle (Vargas 14-9), 4:10 p.m. Mondays Games Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.Detroit at Chi. White Sox, 8:10 p.m.Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 85 53 .616 Atlanta 79 60 .568 6 12 Philadelphia 67 71 .486 18 New York 65 73 .471 20 Miami 62 77 .446 23 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 83 56 .597 St. Louis 74 64 .536 8 12 Pittsburgh 72 65 .526 10 Milwaukee 68 70 .493 14 12 Chicago 52 86 .377 30 12 Houston 43 95 .312 39 12 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 78 60 .565 Los Angeles 73 66 .525 5 12 Arizona 68 71 .489 10 12 San Diego 65 74 .468 13 12 Colorado 56 81 .409 21 12 Saturdays Games Washington 7, Miami 6, 10 inningsAtlanta 11, N.Y. Mets 3L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3Colorado at Philadelphia, ppd., rainHouston at Cincinnati (n)Milwaukee at St. Louis (n)Arizona at San Diego (n) Todays Games Atlanta (Hanson 12-8) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 4-7), 1:10 p.m. Houston (E.Gonzalez 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 17-7), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-8) at Philadelphia (Cloyd 1-1), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 11-12) at Washington (E.Jackson 9-9), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 5-4) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 5-6), 2:15 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 12-11) at San Diego (Werner 1-1), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-8) at San Francisco (Zito 10-8), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m.Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.St. Louis at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL schedule Todays Games Indianapolis at Chicago, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Miami at Houston, 1 p.m.New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Washington at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Atlanta at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m.Pittsburgh at Denver, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Games Cincinnati at Baltimore, 7 p.m.San Diego at Oakland, 10:15 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 GATORS: Gillislee leads UF to win Continued From Page 1B INDIANS: 2-0 after win over Panthers Continued From Page 1B Newberry 0 7 0 0 7 Fort White 7 0 14 0 21 First Quarter FWMulberry 43 pass from Baker (Escalante kick), 8:31 Second Quarter NHerbert 18 run (Files kick), :08 Third Quarter FWT. Williams 71 pass from Baker (Escalante kick), 11:39 FWMulberry 6 pass from Baker (Escalante kick), 1:56 Fort White NewberryFirst downs 8 15Rushes-yards 24-98 53-218Passing 219 0Comp-Att-Int 9-18-0 0-4-1Punts-Avg. 1-40 1-30Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3Penalties-Yards 11-95 9-58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGFort White, T. Williams 11-62, Baker 11-36, Mulberry 1-1, Phillips 1-(-1). Newberry, Stankunas 14-104, Presley 18-58, Faulkner 13-56, Flagg 3-2, Herbert 5-(-2). PASSINGFort White, Baker 9-18219-0. Newberry, Herbert 0-4-0-1. RECEIVINGFort White, Mulberry 3-75, Phillips 3-42, T. Williams 1-71, Sanders 1-18, Bundy 1-13. Tavaris uses his speed to get out. Fort White head coach Demetric Jackson was look-ing for a spark. Andrew is a third-year quarterback and I want him to take ownership, Jackson said. He wanted to run the play and I said lets do it. He and Tavaris and the offen-sive line executed it. I give him all the credit. Baker got the Indians on the board on their first drive. On a fourth-and-6, he threw a screen to Michael Mulberry who took it 43 yards for a touchdown. Midway through the third quarter, Fort Whites defense produced a fumble and Trey Phillips recovered at the Indian 41. Baker had completions of 26 yards to Mulberry and 13 yards to Harold Bundy to move the Indians to the Panthers 19. A screen to Williams that went for a touchdown was negated by offsetting penalties and Fort White missed a couple of other chances to score on a high throw and a dropped pass. The defense quickly returned the ball when Kellen Snider forced a fumble and Cameron White recovered at the Newberry 11. Baker hit Mulberry on a fade from six yards out for his third touchdown pass. Fort Whites defense notched its third turnover of the second half when D.J. Middleton recovered a fumble on Newberrys first series in the fourth quar-ter. The defense later kept the Panthers out of the end zone on three plays from the 3-yard line. The run-oriented Indians had more than twice as many yards throwing the ball. We have a game plan every week to try and be balanced and take what they give us, Jackson said. They showed some things on defense we wanted to exploit. We didnt do it so well in the first half, but they responded well in the second half. They came out and competed. Fort White (2-0) returns home this week to take on Taylor County High at 7:30 p.m. Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Melton Sanders (16) goes for a pass made by quarterback Andrew Baker. Indians come together for a teammate in win By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comNEWBERRY The death of former Fort White High cheerleader Tabitha Antico in a car wreck made it a rough week for the Indians. Antico was the long-time girlfriend of wide receiver Shayne Newman, and the team received the news at the end of practice on Wednesday. Both were on the minds of Fort Whites players and coaches. I told the guys to keep playing hard and trusting each other, Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. Play with effort and show what family is about. When somebody is down, we have to step up and take the lead. Michael Mulberry had a breakout game. The senior caught two touchdown pass-es and had an interception. I just want the ball, Mulberry said. The 72 screen (a 43-yard scoring play) is designed for me. I just catch the ball and run. (On the interception), I was in cover 3 and stayed deep. I saw the ball in the air and attacked it at its highest point. Mulberry came to Fort White from Santa Fe High for his senior year. I made the best decision for me to go to school here and help me get my grades up, Mulberry said. Quarterback Andrew Baker completed nine pass-es to five receivers. We were trying to spread the ball around and get it to as many guys as we could, Baker said. On the screen I look right to try to suck them in and come back quick to Michael. Tavaris Williams, who caught a 71-yard touch-down pass on the first play of the third quarter, was fired up at halftime. I told them we had to come together, and after the touchdown I was hyped up the whole second half, Williams said. We had drawbacks and adversity the whole week, Baker said. It was tough, but we knew what we had to do. We hadnt seen Shayne until today, Williams said. It was tough on him. We did it for Shayne, Mulberry said. It was a tough week. offensive woes ruined a great day for their defense. Jonathan Stewart fin-ished with 17 tackles and Damontre Moore had three sacks. A&Ms first drive ended with a 27-yard field goal on their first drive. The Gators soon took a 7-3 lead on a 4-yard touch-down run by Gillislee on their opening drive. Manziel really heated up on the second drive, using his arm and his feet to move the Aggies down the field. His 11-yard touchdown scamper put A&M back on top 10-7 early in the second quarter. A&Ms Christine Michael took the direct snap and bulled into the end zone for a 1-yard touch-down to extend the lead to 17-7.%632576
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 3B%632576CHS falls in close contest of top-5 teams JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterGainesville Highs Tony James (21) is left with nowher e to go as Columbias Trey Marshall (21) trips him up during a tackle Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbias Roc Battle (1) causes an incomplete pass intended for GHSs Chris Thompson (24). JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Jayce Barber (5) makes a r un a loose ball as he is being chased by Gainesvill e Highs Matt Solt (34) and Josh Moore (48) on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Solomon Bell (30) latches on to a GHS runner as he assists in a tackle. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterUniversity of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp (left) and offensive line coach Tim Davis watch Columbia battle Ga inesville Thursday.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420%6SRUWV Indians 2-0 after beating Panthers JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Michael Mulberry (4) catches an Andrew Bak er pass over the head of Newberrys Tyler Stankunas (1 2) for a 27-yard advance down the field. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Michael Mulberry (4) is caught in a tackle after attempting to make a block for Tavaris Williams (2) in Fridays game against Newberr y. Fort White defeated Newberry 21-7. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTavaris Williams (2) drives down the field in a game against Newberry. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White quarterback Andrew Baker (12) manages to laun ch a pass before Newberrys Daniel Rushing (66) can get to him. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBlair Chapman (22) cuts a Newberry runners long dri ve short on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterKellen Snider (7) tugs on the jersey of Newberrys Bra ndon Herbert (6) as he attempts to stop him from running into the end zone Friday.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 5B CHS: Vanguard, Leon and Suwannee win games Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White quarterback Andrew Baker (12) nearly gets his helmet stripped off as Newberrys Davonte Flagg (10) and Hunter Napora (55) makes a sack Friday. Challenge of Fort White will help Newberry By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comNEWBERRY Secondyear Newberry High head coach Chris Baker is look-ing to turn around a 2-8 season. The Panthers started out strong with a 39-7 win over traditional first-game oppo-nent Santa Fe High. For the Fort White game, Newberry had 255 rushing yards from last week sitting on the sideline. RaKheem Hoyt (161 yards, four touchdowns against Santa Fe) and Jimmy McCoy (94 yards, two TDs) were joined on the bench by linebacker Mike Hicks and receiver Monte Seabrook all starters. Baker would only say, They werent ready to practice, adding, They are on the team and we will see how much they improve. If they get more prepared, well get them out there. They may be ready to play sometime down the line. Baker was pleased with how his team com-peted against Fort White. The Panthers rushed for 218 yards, led by Trace Stankunas with 14 carries for 104 yards. Our guys pulled together and improved a lot, Baker said. They gave me great effort. Our defensive staff did an outstanding job and the defense did a good job against the running game. They torched us a couple of times, but Fort White always knows how to put points on the board. We cant turn the ball over; against a good team that will kill you. Weve got to clean up some stuff next week. Baker included Fort White among those good teams and said he looks forward to playing the Indians. Every year you know where you are at with Fort White, Baker said. They are one of the best programs in the area. You know they will be physical and you can gauge where your team is. I like where we are. Newberry (1-1) plays host to P.K. Yonge School this week. I t was a matchup of powerhouses, but neither Columbia High or Gainesville have time to look back after the Hurricanes defeated the Tigers 17-14 at Citizens Field in Gainesville on Thursday. Simply put, both coaches know their teams have a long way to go to reach their ultimate goals. Despite winning the game, Gainesville coach James Thompson went as far as to call his teams play sloppy. Obviously we have a ton of mistakes to clean up, Thomspon said. If you think were a good football team at this point, youre mistaken. And he was right.The Hurricanes did a lot of things wrong despite picking up the win. There was a drive-extending penalty, a late hit personal foul and three occassions that could have went the other way if not for the ruling on the field. For Columbia, coach Brian Allen felt much of the same way. He knows that the Tigers must play better to contend for a state title and that begins coming out of the locker room. We cant spot teams 14 points out the gate, Allen said. We have to capitalize after turnovers. They had a big kick and we missed one. And those were just things Allen noticed after the game. Theres no telling how much more will show up in the teams film sessions this week. But thats what makes good coaches. Its finding those things that a team struggles at and disguising them or making them strengths. We need to be ready for them when we need to be, Allen said. We need to progress. And that begins next week when the Tigers travel back to Citizens field to take on Buchholz. Allens message was also reinforced by the teams leaders. We have to play hard from the beginning and one game at a time, Felix Woods said. FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) firstname.lastname@example.org Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter. home to the Bobcats. Bryce Goston completed 12-of-24 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bobcats. Kenny Scott and Goston combined for 99 yards on 23 carris and Jared Goar led the receiving core with four receptions for 46 yards. The Bobcats improved to 1-1 on the season while Orange Park fell to 1-1 after an opening win.Nease 16 Middleburg 10Former Florida quarterback and Gainesville High assistant picked up his first win as head coach at Nease High against Middleburg High a district opponent of the Tigers. Middleburg was driving to take the lead late in the game when Jordan Willis picked of Rick Lassiter in the end zone to end the comeback chances of the Broncos.Leon 38 Maclay 9After a disappointing week-one showing from the Lions, Columbias district foe rebounded for a 38-9 win against Maclay. Freshman Kwan Jones led the charge with 10 recep-tions for 112 yards. Keylan Grandison had 102 yards rushing and a touchdown.Vanguard 20 North Marion 6Following a lackluster showing in a road trip to Georgia, Ocalas Vanguard High bounced back to a 20-6 win against rival North Marion. The Knights defense dictated the game allowing just 77 total yards to North Marions offense. Tyronte Files had two scores of 36 yards on runs as he and fellow running back Rashad Sweet combined to run for 245 yards. Files fin-ished with 190 including 156 in the first half.Other opponentsSuwannee improved to 1-1 after a 20-14 win against Hamilton County High. ...Baker County and Oakleaf high schools each had bye weeks. No time to look back%6SRUWV UGA bounces MizzouAssociated PressCOLUMBIA, Mo. Aaron Murray threw for three touchdowns as Georgia scored three-unanswered scores to beat Missouri, 41-20, in the Tigers first SEC game.No. 1 Alabama 35, Western Kentucky 0TUSCALOOSA, Ala. AJ McCarron passed for 219 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 35-0 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.NO. 2 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 42, SYRACUSE 29EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Matt Barkley matched a school record with six touchdown pass-es, and Robert Woods was spectacular with 200 all-pur-pose yards and two scores.NO. 9 SOUTH CAROLINA 48, EAST CAROLINA 10COLUMBIA, S.C. Dylan Thompson complet-ed 21 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Carolina over East Carolina 48-10.NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 41, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans (2-0) scored 10 points in the final minute of the first half to take a 24-0 lead. NO. 12 CLEMSON 52, BALL STATE 27. CLEMSON, S.C. DeAndre Hopkins caught three touchdown passes, Andre Ellington rushed for two scores and Spencer Benton kicked a 61-yard field goal to set an Atlantic Coast Conference record.OREGON STATE 10, NO. 13 WISCONSIN 7CORVALLIS, Ore. Sean Mannion threw for 276 yards and a touchdown, Oregon States defense smothered Wisconsins Montee Ball and the Beavers upset the No. 13 Badgers. NO. 14 OHIO STATE 31, UCF 16.COLUMBUS, Ohio Braxton Miller became the first Ohio State quar-terback to rush for three touchdowns in 34 years, and passed for another score. A week after setting a school record for quarter-backs with 161 rushing yards in a 56-10 win over Miami (Ohio), Miller fin-ished with 141 yards on 27 carries. NO. 15 VIRGINIA TECH 42, AUSTIN PEAY 7BLACKSBURG, Va. Kyshoen Jarrett reeled off a 46-yard punt return to set up the No. 15 Hokies first touchdown, and Tony Gregorys punt block led to their second score before Virginia Tech playing its second game in six days after a season-opening overtime win over Georgia Tech finally got untracked.NO. 19 MICHIGAN 31, AIR FORCE 25. ANN ARBOR, Mich. Denard Robinson ran for 218 yards, threw for 208 and scored four touchdowns. The Wolverines (1-1) bounced back after a 41-14 loss to Alabama, though they had a tough time beat-ing the Falcons (1-1) in a game they were favored to win by three touchdowns.NO. 21 KANSAS STATE 52, MIAMI 13MANHATTAN, Kan. Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more Saturday. John Hubert added 106 yards rushing and a touch-down, and Daniel Sams added two scores on the ground as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled up 498 yards of total offense while holding Miami to 262.NO. 22 NOTRE DAME 20, PURDUE 17SOUTH BEND, Ind. Tommy Rees relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter and led Notre Dame on a winning drive in the final minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESSGeorgia quarterback Aaron Murray (right) hands off to running back Todd Gurley against Missouri Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter 2012 Columbia Swim Team Members of the 2012 Columbia High swim team are (front row, from left) Andrew Fortier, Joana Mata, Kathleen Revoir, Elyssa Suanberg, Breland Phelps, Mikael Byrd, Caitlyn Greene and Captain Jacob Finley. Second row (from left) are Co-captain Aleena Fields, Captain Micheala Polhamus, Sara Woodfield, Brianna Pope, Reilly Morse, Kelcey Mclean, Akira Gwinn and Courtney Britt. Back row (from left) are Cale Shaw, Lindsay Lee, Co-captain Joseph Piccioni, Stephanie Silva, Jordan Morrill, Sydney Morse, Hannah Burns and Cody Smith. Randal Soltis also is on the team. Mary Kay Mathis is head coach; Amber Mansmann Whitehead is assistant coach. Columbia swimmers fall to powerhouse teams in opener From staff reports Columbia Highs swim team opened the season at St. Augustine High against a pair of powerhouse pro grams. Fletcher High is defending district and con ference champion. Fletchers boys beat the Tigers, 234-27, and the girls score was 216-68. St. Augustine won 149-55 and 160-122, respectively, over Columbia. Fletcher beat St. Augustine 205.5-68.5 in boys and 222-64 in girls. Columbia sophomore Hannah Burns won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle. Lindsay Lee placed third in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Sara Woodfield placed sixth in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Stephanie Silva placed sixth in the 100 butterfly and seventh in the 200 IM. Sydney Morse placed sixth in the 200 breaststroke. Courtney Britt placed sixth in the 100 backstroke. Aleena Fields placed sev enth in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 IM. Brianna Pope placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke. Columbias 200 medley relay team of Lee, Morse, Burns and Silva placed sec ond. Columbias 200 freestyle relay team of Fields, Pope, Joana Mata and Woodfield placed fifth. Columbias 400 freestyle relay team of Lee, Silva, Burns and Britt placed third. Joseph Piccioni placed fifth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle. Cale Shaw placed fifth in the 500 freestyle and sixth in the 100 backstroke. Cody Smith placed sixth in the 500 freestyle and sev enth in the 100 backstroke. Andrew Fortier placed sev enth in the 200 freestyle. The 200 medley relay team of Shaw, Smith, Piccioni and Fortier placed sixth. ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida States James Wilder Jr. (32) breaks the tackle of Savannah States Jamani Chavis to score a touchdown on Saturday in Tallahassee. Noles roll against Savannah State By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press TALLAHASSEE EJ Manuel passed for three touchdowns in the open ing seven minutes and sixth-ranked Florida States defense held lower-division Savannah State to 28 yards Saturday on its way to a 550 victory in a game called in the third quarter because of lightning. 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Republicans scrapped the first day of their con vention in Tampa, Fla., because of Hurricane Isaac. Democrats, mindful of Labor Day and eager to promote a cost-conscious image, kept their gathering to three days by design. So will 2012 mark the end of the old-fashioned blowouts the two politi cal parties host every four years? After all, the actual business of the convention adopting a platform and nominating a presidential ticket could be complet ed in a few hours. Some political heavy weights say the answer should be yes. Given as much news as people get today and the way they get their news, Im not sure having a fourday convention in the future makes a lot of sense, said House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who was the presiding officer for the GOP event. He also noted that mod ern conventions are expen sive, costing tens of mil lions of dollars to produce, and create few waves. While hes at it, Boehner said the party platform should also be condensed. If it were up to me, the platform would be on one sheet of paper, he said. The Republican Party plat form came in at more than 50 pages. Conventions, once used to pick presidential, or at least vice presidential candidates, sometimes in smoke-filled rooms, are now mostly a made-for-TV production, with little real business conducted. While lobbyists host fancy parties and politi cians raise money, the pub lic aspect of the event is confined to a single hour a night on network TV, with much of that devoted to commentary rather than focused on the podium. Most of the work on party platforms and other issues happens off-camera. Yet with elaborate sets and staging, along with enhanced, post-9/11 secu rity, even the scaled-back conventions are not cheap. Democratic and Republican officials say their conven tions cost nearly $120 mil lion apiece. So is it worth it? Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, said the answer unquestionably is yes. Even in their modern form, con ventions are too important to be confined to two days, he said. I think it would be really hard for us to draw the narrative, or tell the story (of the presidential candi dates) shorter than three days, Woodhouse said. Conventions should be an event, he added, with enough time for del egates who have traveled thousands of miles to get a respite, while helping the parties launch the fall campaign. Despite that, Woodhouse said Democrats gathered in Charlotte this week were able to get their message out in three days and so were Republicans a week earlier in Tampa. They lost a night of cable coverage, he said of the GOP decision to can cel the conventions first day. But the shorter event did not appreciably dimin ish their ability to get their message out. Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said party lead ers are taking Boehners concerns to heart. A rules committee in Tampa set up an informal panel to look into convention planning everything from tim ing to the duration to how speakers are selected, she said. Theres going to be a discussion, she said, declining to say whether a threeor four-day event is likely in 2016. Its some thing well look into after this election is over. James McCann, a Purdue University political scientist who has studied conven tions, says they still serve a party-building function and will likely remain part of the political landscape for the foreseeable future. If its the end, its a slow end, McCann said, noting that each party received three nights of prime-time television coverage they would be hard-pressed to obtain any other way. Conventions also play an important role for fund raising, partisan network ing and kicking off the fall campaign, he said. Its hard for me to imag ine conventions going away, McCann said, although their form already has changed and likely will continue to. For all the talk of how scripted and controlled modern conventions have become, the past two weeks showed that surprises are still possible. ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan are on stage with their wives Ann Romney and Janna Ryan at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Message to convention planners: Three days are enough. Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day celebration prompting few complaints from either delegates or the viewing public.
LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 3C Soups On: Campbell Soup looks beyond iconic cansBy CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry WriterCAMDEN, N.J. If your lunch still consists of a bowl of Campbells tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, chances are you grew up using a typewriter. Generations of Americans have moved on from Campbells con-densed chicken noodle and tomato soups in search of heartier varieties with more sophisticated flavors. Now, the worlds largest soup company is racing to do the same. Campbell Soup Co. last year began a quest that led executives to a diverse group of cities including Portland, Ore. and London to figure out how to make soups that appeal to young-er, finicky customers. In the year ahead, the 143-year-old company plans to roll out 50 products such as Moroccan Style Chicken and Spicy Chorizo. The ingredients may surprise those used to a plain bowl of chicken soup: tomatillos, coconut milk and shitake mushrooms. The new soups also wont look like the big, gelati-nous chunks that came in the steel cans that built Campbell into an iconic brand. These soups come in plastic pouches that are easy to open and heat up in a microwave in less than three minutes. The remake could be a do-or-die task for Campbell. Overall canned soup consumption is down 13 percent over the past decade, according to the research firm Euromonitor International, as fresh soups have become more widely available at super-markets and restaurants. And Campbell now has about 53 percent of the market, down from 67 per-cent a decade earlier. Campbells changes also illustrate how difficult it is for brands that appeal to older customers to become relevant to Millennials. This group, defined as those ages 18 to through early 30s, is heavily sought after by companies and marketers. But Millennials have little in common with their parents, whether its their tastes, eating habits or cooking methods. I grew up with salt, pepper and ketchup, said Chuck Vila, who heads Campbells customer insights division, which surveys the marketplace for trends. These guys are playing around with really interesting spices from around the world. George Veszpremy, a 32year-old music director at a radio station in Boston, has fond memories of his mother sending him to school in the morning with a thermos of Campbells chicken noodle. As a kid, you eat it and its great. It served the purpose at the time, said Veszpremy, noting that the soups were a cheap way for his single mother to give him a quick, comfort-ing meal. But looking back, he said he realizes that the soup wasnt the best qual-ity the noodles were soggy and thin, the chicken pieces were minuscule and there were no vegetables. Veszpremy said his tastes have evolved: He sticks to homemade or the soup bar at the supermarket.THE ELUSIVE MILLENNIALSTo understand what makes Millennials like Veszpremy tick, Campbell executives turned into anthropologists. The company dispatched executives to London, Nashville, Portland and other designated hipster hubs to meet with young-er consumers face-to-face. Dozens were recruited to participate in live-alongs, in which executives ate meals with them in their homes, peeked in their pan-tries and tagged along on trips to the grocery store. In other cases, couples were invited out to eat-alongs at trendy restau-rants to talk about food in a casual atmosphere. They were asked to bring their favorite pantry items for discussion. Participants responded by bringing a mix of spices and sauces typically found at ethnic grocery stores. A staff of about a dozen Campbell chefs traveled for inspiration as well. In New York City, the group browsed in spice shops, bakeries and ethnic gro-cery stores. In Boston, they even ducked into an Urban Outfitters clothing store, just to get a better sense of the overall mindset of Millennials. After a tour of New York Citys food trucks, Campbells executive chef Thomas Griffiths even began toying with the idea of incorporating kimchee the pungent pickled veg-etable dish from Korea into a soup. But he knows that will be an acquired taste. With something like kimchee, well, that might take a little while, Griffiths said. The field work led executives to two seemingly divergent conclusions: First, cuisines once consid-ered exotic Thai, Indian, Brazilian have become the norm. At the same time, years of dining out mean younger consumers arent as skilled at making meals from scratch, par-ticularly when it comes to those very ethnic flavors. They cant replicate the foods they enjoy when they go out, said Darren Serrao, who heads innova-tion for Campbell. That realization inspired Campbells Go plastic soup pouches, which come in fla-vors such as Coconut Curry, Creamy Red Pepper and Golden Lentil. Consumers tear open the pouch, stick the bag in the microwave for about two-and-a-half minutes then pour the soup into a bowl. For older Millennials who may just be starting families or advancing in their careers, the compa-ny created Skillet sauces in flavors such as Green Thai Curry and Creamy Chipotle. The directions are simple: Heat up some protein and vegetables. Mix in the sauce. Serve with rice or pasta. The idea is to give consumers the sense that theyre creating their own dishes, without them hav-ing to shop for hard-to-find ingredients or do too much tedious prep work. And then theres the can. Red and white with the dis-tinctive cursive lettering immortalized by Andy Warhol it has become a piece of Americana. For many millions of people, the can is a very sen-sible package, said Mary Gregg, who heads packag-ing for North America. Its been around for years and people are very comfort-able with it. But executives say with younger consumers, a can just doesnt convey fresh-ness. So the new Go soups come in white pouches fea-turing colorful fonts and photos of expressive, young faces. The Skillet sauces are meant to be a bit more sophisticated; they come in black pouches designed to evoke the chalkboard menus at sidewalk cafes. But the new looks come with a price. A can of Chunky soup costs about $2.30 and has a shelf-life of about two years; the new pouches will cost about $3 and are good for about half that time.HEATING UP SALESCampbell is counting on its new soups to keep its brand relevant. While the company makes other products like Pepperidge Farm baked goods and V8 vegetable juices, soups account for half its reve-nue. Still, executives remain cautiously optimistic about the fate of the new lineup. When the company report-ed its quarterly results ear-lier this week, Campbell executives said they expect sales growth in fiscal 2013. But that increase is expect-ed to come from Campbells recent acquisition of a pre-mium juice company, not from its soups, broths and sauces unit. In the latest quarter, the Camden, N.J.-based com-panys profit increased 27 percent as soup sales rose for the first time in two years. But that was partly the result of grocers run-ning promotions and stock-ing up on low inventories as Campbell prepares to raise prices. The company was also up against an easy compari-son; in the year-ago period, soup sales had fallen by 9 percent and the results were weighed down by restructuring charges. As for the new products that are expected to be widely available at stores later this month, CEO Denise Morrison said the company should have a bet-ter read on how theyll fare after its fiscal first quarter. The consumer will let us know if we can be more exuberant, she said. Executives are pushing on in the meantime. When the company embarked on its revival efforts about a year ago, Vila, head of the compa-nys insights division, said they wondered if they had lost an entire generation of consumers. It turned out it wasnt that simple; he said that consumers are still open to giving Campbell another chance, but that its up to the company to deliver. We havent captured them in terms of food, but weve hung onto them, Vila said. They have memories of Campbell. Theyre out-dated, but theyre there. because they missed see-ing and properly identify-ing the problem. Typically, when I am asked to consult with a business, it is to help them with some kind of prob-lem. It could be anything from an HR issue to an accounting issue. In every case, my first order of business is to help them correctly identify the problem so we can settle on the right solution. It can be a tricky process. Sometimes what appears to be the problem is influ-enced by a larger issue. Other times, it is not the problem at all. For example, I was assisting an entrepreneur who was having a problem with an employee who was not working hard enough. As per my usual process, I began by asking the entrepreneur to describe the problem in general terms. Then I asked him to tell me what he thought the underlying issue was. Initially, he responded that he felt the employee lacked motivation but, after more discussion, he real-ized the real problem was his hiring decision and not just in this one case. As I continued to ask more questions, it became clear that his hiring pro-cess was flawed. Sure, he would have to deal with this one employee, but if he did not address the root issue, he would only have to face it again in the future. With this under-standing, he could alter his process to ensure he was hiring the right people for the job. In another instance, an entrepreneur came to me for help because she was frustrated with how long it took the company to intro-duce a new product in the marketplace. Initially, she thought the problem was not having enough staff in place, but after some ques-tioning by me, she realized it was not a personnel issue but the fact that they had inadequate software to monitor and evaluate new projects. To use a personal example, I have a wonder-ful black lab, Sophie. I have trained her to com-pete in AKC obedience trials and she has done remarkably well, earning two titles with one more to go. Recently, however, I just lost the enthusiasm to train her every day, which is so necessary. For the life of me, I could not figure out why I had lost this motivation, but once I tried to define the problem, the answer became clear to me. I had simply not set any goals for myself in this area and I need goals to stay moti-vated. Once I was able to figure this out and make the necessary adjustments, I felt so much better and Sophie and I both enjoyed her training. Now go out and make sure that before you jump into solving what you think is the problem, you have looked to see if there is another issue at work. To help make this determina-tion, ask yourself the fol-lowing questions: 1. Why has this become a problem? 2. Is this an isolated issue or have there been other similar problems? 3. If I am successful in solving the problem I have identified, would all associ-ated issues disappear? 4. If I could rebuild my operation, how would I do it now to avoid this prob-lem in the future? Q FSU Finance Professor Dr. Jerry Osteryoung is Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State Universitys College of Business. IDENTIFY: Look for deeper issues Continued From Page 1C Associated PressCampbell Soup Company chef Thomas W. Griffiths (right) br owns fresh produce and tofu as chef Amanda Zimlich pours on Campbells new Green Thai Curry Skillet sauce at the companys headquarters in Camden, N.J. Last year the com pany began a quest that led executives to trendsetting cities inc luding Portland, Ore. and London to figure out how to make soups that appeal to younger, finicky customers. In the year ahead the 143-year-old company plans to roll out 50 new pro ducts such as Moroccan Style Chicken and Spicy Chorizo. The ingredients may also surprise those used to a plain bo wl of chicken with stars: tomatillos, coconut milk and shitake mushrooms. By KATHY MATHESON and MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA A man angry about a compro-mising Facebook photo of his girlfriend took revenge against the ex-boyfriend who posted it, making a hoax call to police that set off a terrorism scare and got the former beau taken off an airliner at gunpoint, authorities say. The new boyfriend, Kenneth W. Smith Jr., was arrested Friday on charges of making a false threat to Philadelphia police, who recalled a Dallas-bound flight and marched the ex-beau, Christopher Shell, off the plane Thursday. The episode led to Shells own arrest on drug warrants after he finally reached Texas to celebrate his 29th birthday. On Friday, both Shell and Smith posted bond. Shell declined to comment. Smiths lawyer, Bill Brennan, described his cli-ent as embarrassed by the consequences of the alleged threat. My client is very, very sobered by the amount of attention this has received, Brennan said after Smiths initial appearance in federal court in Philadelphia. Hes not very happy about it. Passengers werent very happy about the scare that rerouted US Airways Flight 1267 on Thursday morn-ing. They were about 90 miles into their trip when the air-craft turned around. After landing at Philadelphia International Airport, heavily armed law enforcement officers board-ed the plane and removed Shell. During questioning, he told authorities of the romantic feud, which involved hostile text mes-sages with his ex and encounters with Smith, according to a federal affi-davit. Pa. man charged in hoax that led to planes recallfamilies lined up, incase something falls through, he said. If you are interested, get your name in as soon as possible, said James Montgomery, Habitat pub-lic relations chairman. Habitat tells churches and community organiza-tions about their search, but the message is hard to get out, Burnham said. Interested families can call 755-0014 or visit hfhlakecity.org. HABITAT Continued From 1C
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LIFE Sunday, September 9, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter Plants that are underused in our Florida landscapes are agave and yucca. These plants normally thrive in harsh climates with lots of hot, sunny dry weather. They prefer poor sandy soils and require little or no fertilizer. Many species are even able to withstand our North Florida cold snaps without suffering any damage. All of these characteristics translate to low maintenance plants that can enhance our water restricted residential landscapes. Agave plants are succulents that have a rosette of long, upward growing spear-shaped leaves. Some species have boldly stiff and upright leaves with formidable spines or barbs. Others have leaves that curve gracefully outward despite their tough, leathery exterior. Sizes range from giant 12 foot plants down to diminutive 6 inch ground covers. But they all offer bold shape and texture contrasts with other plants. Century Plant is a common name used to reference quite a few of the 200 plus agave species which vary widely in color and size. This causes a great deal of confusion. Because of the common name, many people assume that these plants live to be one hundred years old before finally flowering and dying. It actually takes the century plant anywhere from 8 to 30 years to mature and flower. The late spring flowers are held high above the plant on tall stems. Most plants will die after flowering but a few species will flower several times during their life. Before it dies, small plants called pups form around the base. These pups can be separated from the parent plant. Although agaves are easy to grow, there are a few necessary growing requirements. Six or more hours of direct sun are needed. Sandy soils are great, but they must be well drained or root rot is likely. This is especially important in North Florida where temperatures are cooler in the winter months. If soils are heavy or usually have high moisture content, plant agaves on a mound of soil or in a container. It is easy to understand why so many people enjoy collecting many different agave species. The color and size variations are so wide ranged and interesting. There are even two species, false sisal and wild century plant, that are native to Florida. A great article to get you started with agaves can be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep419 This article contains color photos and descriptions of 50 different agaves. Our University of Florida Master Gardeners can help answer your gardening questions. Call them at 752-5384 on Tuesday and Thursday morn-ings. A new look with century plants Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Remembering 9/11An Airmans account of the nations most tragic day By RICK BURNHAMrburnham@lakecityreporter.comT here was a hint of fall in the air in Washington, D.C. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. And, from my office in a building about a mile from the Pentagon, I could see the leaves on the trees featured a bit more color than they had a week or so before. That is how the most harrowing day of my life began with the promise of a new season, and the apparent end to the dog days of summer. I had arrived at the Pentagon only three months before to be the head of a 10-per-son team of journalists covering personnel and policy issues for the Department of the Air Force. We were the Air Force News Services Pentagon Bureau, an Associated Press for the Air Force, if you will. We were assigned to the Pentagon, but, because of an ongoing renovation project in our wing, we were dispatched to an office building down the street. As the senior ranking enlisted person there, I had a TV in my office, a necessity for keeping up with news events rather than a luxury. I was on the phone with a customer when a coworker came in and turned that television on. His wife had called about something going on at the World Trade Center towers in New York. He turned on CNN, as I continued my conversa-tion with the customer, and we both watched in horror as an airliner slammed into the second tower. I sprinted down the hallway to find my boss, a colonel, and found her sitting there quietly, going through some of the vast amounts of paperwork that seem to accompany all government jobs. My message to her was simple, and, years later, seem fundamental given the uniform we both wore and the nature of our jobs. Still, there was a tone of disbelief and shock in my voice as I shouted them out. We are under attack. She quickly fumbled for the remote control of her TV, and she and I and her deputy sat there dumbstruck watching the chaos unfold on the streets of Manhattan. Little did we know that in the skies above us, some-where over the nations capital, a third airliner was tak-ing aim at a new target. Moments later, CNN switched its coverage to the Pentagon to towering flames and billowing black smoke. Only a mile away, thousands of men and women we worked with on a daily basis were now fighting for their lives. At some point our attention grew divided between the TV and the window. Were there other planes overhead? We gathered our journalists seven writers, two broadcasters and a photographer for a quick meet-ing to formulate a plan. Both broadcasters, a writer and the photographer were to head to the Pentagon to begin documenting the events there while the rest awaited further instructions. Before anyone did any-thing, the colonel ordered, we were to take a moment to call home. It was the kind of level-headed decision I had come to expect out of a uniformed officer, and will remember it as long as I live. Call your families. Tell them you are OK.I called Jasper, and, upon hearing the voice of my 77-year-old dad, suddenly found it extremely difficult to 9/11 continued on 6D Burnham The dome of the Capitol building in Washington is visibl e behind the crash site at the Pentagon at sunrise on September 16, 2001.ASSOCIATED PRESS '/,)( ASSOCIATED PRESSThe terrorist-hijacked airliner that slammed into the west side of the Pentagon killed 184 people.
2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 By MICHELLE LOCKE For The Associated Press Autumns a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures set ting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts. Or, you could drink your apple a day, the fermented way. Hard cider, which came to the United States with the pilgrims but was lost in a sea of sweet, unfermented juice after Prohibition, has been making a comeback with increased sales and launches of new styles and flavors that have brought a bushel of options to store shelves. Its the most excit ing beverage category in the market, says Jeffrey House, founder of the California Cider Co., the Sebastopol, Calif., based company that produces ACE Premium Hard Ciders, a major player among domestic produc ers. Hard cider still is a small part of the overall alcoholic beverage market; sales dont come close to the multibillion-dollar beer industry. But it is a rapidly growing niche. According to data from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group, hard cider sales at supermar kets and other stores (data exclude Walmart, club stores and liquor stores) totaled about $71.5 million for the 52 weeks ending Aug. 5, more than a 50 percent increase over the same period a year before. More sales means more products. Anheuser-Busch has a cider out, Michelob Ultra Light Cider. And Boston Beer Co., makers of Samuel Adams, this spring introduced three varieties of Angry Orchard cider Crisp, which is a little sweeter, Apple Ginger, and Traditional Dry, a mellow, slightly tangy drink in the style of an English draught cider. To get the cider right, Angry Orchard cider maker David Sipes and his team traveled around the world studying cider making and sourcing apples, getting their fruit from Europe, including Northern Italy. We found just some fantastic apple varieties really well-suited for cider production, he says. They also use tradi tional cider apples bit tersweet fruit that isnt very tasty raw from Normandy and Brittany in France. A lot of the same things a winemaker would be looking for in their grapes were looking for in cider apples. Were looking for certain balance of tannin and acidity and Brix (sugar levels) and the cider apples really lend a lot of those characteristics, he said. The end result is just a cider of really uncommon complexity. The attention to detail includes aging some of the ciders with wood; oak staves or chips are put into the tanks to add a subtle touch of the vanilla and baking spices that come with oak aging. And just like wine, cider pairs well with food, says Sipes, who compares the Traditional Dry cider to a sauvignon blanc or uno aked chardonnay. Were finding so many oppor tunities for pairing with foods. All this marks a major change in the market. As recently as 10 to 15 years ago, American consumers were lucky to find one or two lackluster nation al brands. These days they can choose between numerous premium options, with some bars even offering it on tap. House, a native of England, where hard cider has a long tradition (in fact, its known there as cider, anything else is just apple juice), started out in the United States 25 years ago selling Blackthorn Cider and also sold British and Belgian beers. In 1994 he decided to form his own company, starting in Sonoma County. Cider is made by press ing apples for the juice House uses dessert apples adding yeast, then allowing the juice to ferment. As with wine, the yeast consumes the sugar in the juice and turns it into alcohol. But not a lot of alcohol. Hard cider can range from 4 percent to 12 percent alcohol, but generally comes in at around 5 percent or 6 per cent, comparable to the strength of beer (and half that of wine), but with a fruitier taste. ACE styles range from dry to slightly sweeter, with one, the Joker, in a sparkling style that House compares to Champagne. For fall, the company is introducing ACE Pumpkin, which has a dash of cinnamon, ginger and other spices that go into pumpkin pie. House made an apple brandy and aged it for five years in old red wine bar rels. It was brilliant, he says modestly. But cider is his priority. Thats our intention, to keep ACE as the premium cider in America , he says. Ciders really happening. Hard cider takes bigger slice of market Glasses of hard apple cider, apple beer, and apple wine, along with (from left) bottles of beer, wine, and hard cider are shown in Concord, N.H ASSOCIATED PRESS Using apple in a fall rice pudding By ALISON LADMAN For The Associated Press Theres something partic ularly autumnal about pud dings. Surely, it has some thing to do with cravings for all things rich and creamy as the weather cools. So we created this deli ciously rich and creamy rice pudding just for fall, a time when it can easily show off the finest fruit of the season apples. Of course, the spices that work so well with apples also are delicious with another of falls finest, pears. Most rice puddings are made by slowly simmering starchy white rice in milk, sometimes on the stovetop, sometimes in the oven. But we decided to use a tech nique more common to risotto. The milk is added more slowly to the rice and cooked into it before more is added. Frequent stirring dur ing this process also helps draw out more of the rices starch, creating a thicker, creamier pudding. ___ CARAMELIZED APPLE GINGER RICE PUDDING Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 6 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup arborio rice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup diced candied ginger 4 cups milk, divided In a medium saucepan over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the apples and cinnamon and saute until browned and caramelized, about 7 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat. Add the salt, sugar, ginger and 1 cup of the milk. Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until almost all of the milk has been absorbed. Add another cup of milk and repeat with the stirring and cooking until almost entirely absorbed. Repeat with the remaining milk, 1 cup at a time, or until the rice is cooked through and the mixture is creamy. Serve warm and, if desired, topped with whipped cream or ice cream. 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Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 3D By SUE MANNINGAssociated PressLOS ANGELES More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is com-ing to the rescue. The number of dogs being stolen in the United States has gone up dramatically in the last few years, the American Kennel Club says. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says thefts skyrocket in New York every summer when residents combine walking the dog with running errands. Police will take a report if theres a witness or if a pet is extremely valuable. But animal-loving social media bloodhounds have jumped to help, alongside any number of dog-finding com-panies, devices and apps. Nearly 70 percent more dogs were stolen across the country in 2011 than a year earlier, said AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson. It was the largest jump since we started keeping track in 2007, she said. The club collects media reports about stolen pets and retrieves data from the AKC Companion Animal Recovery database, a mix of microchip filings and customer calls, she said. In 2011, the AKC recorded 432 stolen dogs, com-pared with 255 in 2010. The numbers only skim the surface, she said. Facebook and Twitter are flush with lost or stolen pets. Better records are impossible because the law defines pets as property, so even if a police report is filed, it wont be flagged just because a dog was taken, explained Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Kevin Maiberger. If an animal is valued at more than $950, the crime will be bumped up to grand theft, but it still wont mention pets except in the list of stolen items, he said. A lack of records doesnt mean a lack of tears though, said Cora Bennett of Somerset, Ohio. Marissa Banik, her daughter, didnt stop crying for hours after pugs Chloe and Pugsy were sto-len from their yard on Aug. 20. Bennett and Banik called animal shelters, put up fliers, posted the theft on Facebook and other sites, called police, searched the neighborhood, talked to neighbors, posted a reward and fol-lowed several leads, Bennett said. They are her babies, Bennett said. Joanne McGonagle of New Lexington, Ohio, a friend of Bennetts, helped spread the word about Chloe and Pugsy on Facebook. She also relayed the happy ending. A utility employee who saw the poster on Facebook called Banik and said he saw two pugs tied up at a service sta-tion. A service station employee watched surveillance footage and got the license plate of the car the pugs were in, McGonagle said. That employee saw the car outside a market, confronted a couple and threatened to call police so they gave him the pugs, she said. There was a joyous reunion at the Banik home. We had a big party. Everybody was coming over and giving them treats and loving on them and it was awe-some, said Bennett, chief sitter for her granddogs. Peterson said pet thefts are all motivated by economics. Some may want a dog but cant afford the adoption fees. Some are sto-len directly out of stores because they dont want to pay the price. Some are stolen to sell and make money on the Internet or on a sidewalk. Some are held for ran-som or given as gifts, she said. To prevent loss or theft of your pet, Peterson recommends: Dont leave a dog unattended in a yard, especially if its vis-ible from the street. If a stranger approaches to admire your dog, dont answer questions about the pets value or where you live. Never leave a dog alone in a car. Thieves in search of GPS systems or laptops may let a dog out. Dont tie your dog outside a store. If you have errands, use pet-friendly stores or leave your dog home. Use a collar tag and a microchip with updated online informa-tion. If a dog does go missing, an owner should contact local ani-mal shelters and neighbors. If anyone saw the theft, police will get involved. Some local newspa-pers, radio and TV stations put missing pets on their websites. Digital services like petamberalert.com, lostpetcards.com and findtoto.com are growing, too. Each year, there are 10 per-cent to 15 percent more callers to petamberalert.com, said founder Mark Jakubczak. For a fee (starting at $99.95), the service will call neighbors with a computer-generated mes-sage and fax posters to pet-related businesses. Jakubczak said recovery ranges from 62 percent to 84 percent, he said. Every year we find more and more pets, so its very reward-ing, Jakubczak said. HomeAgain offers a free app called petrescuers, which taps into a network of 900,000 people nationwide. You have to be a member to report a lost pet, but there is no charge to those who find pets, said company spokes-man Ryan Smith. Other petfinding companies include ipetalert, lostpetusa and lostpettracker. Losing your dog creates anxiety, panic. Its devastating, you dont know where your best friend is, Peterson said. Time is of the essence. The longer you wait to get the word out, the far-ther away they could be. This undated publicity image provided by the American K ennel Club shows a poster for a missing dog in an advertisement. Ne arly 70 percent more dogs were stolen across the country in 2011 than a year earlier, said AKC spokeswoman Lisa Peterson. This undated photo provided by American Kennel Club sh ows a dog tied to a bicycle in the street in New York. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says thefts skyrocket in N ew York every summer when residents combine walking the dog with run ning errands. More pets missing, but Web comes to the rescue ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS CroftEtta Mae Crawford of Lake Butler and Dillon Croft of Lulu were united in marriage Oct. 3, 1942 in Lake Butler. They will celebrate their 70th anniversary between 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 with a party in their honor at the Lulu Community Center. The couple had three children: Jerry (Margaret) Croft, Sharon (Gerald) Blanton and Zandra (Russell) Wheeler. They have 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The couple has lived in Lake Butler for 18 years. Harper Brey HosfordTrey and Bridget Hosford of Lake City announce the birth of their daughter Harper Brey Hosford Aug. 11 in North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. She joins sisters Destin, 3, and Sydney, 1. Grandparents are: Bobby and Mona Simmons, Ricky Brannan, and Tommy and Carolyn Hosford. Great grandparents are: the late JC Clyatt and Dorothy Clyatt, Merle Koon, and AC and Merle Milton. Callie Miller to celebrate 100th birthdayAll friends of Callie Miller are cordially invited to come and celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, Sept. 15. She will be receiving guests from 1:30-4 p.m. at Berea Baptist Churchs Fellowship Hall, Hwy 47 South Lake, City, Florida. Mrs. Miller was born in Brush Creek, Tenn. on Sept. 11, 1912 and has lived in Lake City since 1954. She is famous for her pear preserves, pear relish and sweet pickles, which she still makes and cans. Also a well known seamstress, she is the mother of 9 children, 32 grandchil-dren, 45 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren. For more information call Sylvia Mobley at 386-961-6530 Announcements Etta Mae and Dillon CroftCallie Miller From staff reportsJeff and Kelly Willis, Columbia County beef cattle producers, have been selected as finalists for Florida Farm Bureaus 2012 Achievement in Agriculture Award. The husband and wife duo are one of the three nominees for the prestigious statewide honor. To qualify, applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age and be full-time agri-cultural producers. Finalists are evaluated on the financial stability and development of their respective farm enterprises as well as their leadership in Farm Bureau and their local communities. Jeff Willis is a sixth-generation Florida agriculturist and began his own operation in 1999 with 280 head of cattle. He now has a herd of 400 cattle along with a diverse crop list that includes grass seed, hay, field corn and peanuts. Jeff Willis is the chairperson of the Columbia County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers. Jeff and Kelly are both members of the Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group and actively partici-pate in Agriculture in the Classrooms Ag Literacy Day. The Willises live in Lake City with their child. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine States largest general agricultural orga-nization with more than 140,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. The Willis Family poses together on their farm in Columbi a County. COURTESY Local cattle producers named contest finalists '/,)(
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DEAR ABBY: Why must we walk on eggshells around our adult children? I have many friends with the same problem. Only one of them is able to open up and tell her kids how she feels. You advised if a daughter goes out with a bum, learn to find something good about the bum. Id like to tell that daughter the guy IS a bum, or her kids and her house are a mess. But even if I criticize politely, and say very carefully how I feel, our adult children withhold their children or themselves and there goes the relationship. Is there hope to change this situ-ation? -WALKING ON EGGSHELLS DEAR WALKING: As a parent, your instinct will always be to parent your children. But after children become adults, the kind of advice you would like to deliver becomes less wel-comed -and the kids no longer have to listen or abide by it. Im not sure what it is they are doing (or not doing) that you would like to criticize, but if it has something to do with their children, remember that parenting styles have changed with time. ******DEAR ABBY: Our son, an honors student, was accepted to a prestigious Ivy League school. However, the amount of tuition was so exorbitant that the bur-den on our family would have been financially dev-astating. Since the day I made the call to turn down the universitys offer, my wife, Jenna, has refused to touch me or respond to me in any way. She talks to me rarely and has refused to make love for more than three years. I have gone to marriage counseling (she refused to go), sought help from my clergy and repeatedly tried to get my wife to have a relationship. Do you see any hope for me continuing this relationship? -SAD IN SYRACUSE DEAR SAD: Did you discuss the phone call with your wife before you made it, so you could explore other possible options together or did you call without consulting her? If its the latter, she had a right to be angry. However, to punish ones spouse for three years seems grossly excessive. And because she wont accept counsel-ing you will have to decide whether to accept the status quo, because you appear to have been physically and emotionally abandoned. ******DEAR ABBY: A friend from work has a boyfriend who constantly cheats and lies to her. She cries to me about it, and I cant help but get annoyed because it hap-pens over and over. A week later, she loves him again and forgives him. She wants me and my boyfriend to go out on a dou-ble date. How can I avoid it without hurting her feel-ings? -SHOULDER TO CRY ON IN FLORIDA DEAR SHOULDER: Dont call her boyfriend a dirtbag or any other names, although they are probably accurate. Just thank her for thinking of it but tell her that as much as you like her, knowing how he has treated her, you wouldnt be able to look him in the eye. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consistency will count. You will face opposition if you change your plans midstream. Having peace of mind will make it easier for you to relax and enjoy socializing and sharing with someone special. ++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Graciously accept any help that is offered. Showing your vulnerability will enable you to weed out the good and the bad peo-ple in your life. Personal housecleaning will help declutter your life. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Size down, eat less and most of all, keep your life simple and excess-free. Prepare for the week ahead. What you do now will help you get a head start on any-one trying to compete with you. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Spending time with friends or family will help to stimulate your memory and give rebirth to some of the creative goals you never got to develop. A change in the way you approach your goals will lead to your success. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone you least expect will show interest in you. Visiting familiar places will bring you in touch with peo-ple from your past, remind-ing you of goals. Take time to look your best or to make personal updates to your image. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a deep breath and stick to what you are sure you can count on. Take care of unfinished business so you can clear your schedule for pressing matters. Too much of any-thing, including promises, will lead to personal loss. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Use your time wisely and focus on whatever you need to do to advance. It may be the weekend, but networking or putting in extra time will pay off. Love is highlighted, and mixing business with pleasure will pay off. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pay attention to detail, especially if you are help-ing someone else or try-ing to make an impression. A change in your personal life or your style will bring mixed reviews. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A reserved approach when dealing with others will help you avoid trouble. Put more effort into your investments and securing your assets or building the value of your home. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Revamp old goals to suit the current econom-ic climate. Dont allow an emotional matter to spin out of control when all thats required is a little under-standing. Charity begins at home, so offer suggestions or hands-on help, but not a handout. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change of pace or vocation will do you good. Consider what you enjoy doing most and turn it into a career option. Stick close to home to avoid overspend-ing or being enticed by false advertising or a fast-talking sales pitch. Love is highlighted. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have more to offer than you realize, and with a little organization you can turn something you love doing into a lucrative endeavor. 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Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY CIPHER Page Editor: Laura Hampson 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & CROSSWORD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 5D
6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 convey what should have been a very simple mes sage. He was unaware of what was going on in New York and Washington, and seemed eternally grate ful that I had called. He would have been worried sick if he had heard the news first from the televi sion. That done, I joined the team dispatched to the Pentagon, and we loaded into a small van and took off in that direction. Long before we arrived, we could see the smoke ris ing high above the build ing, smoke so dark and ominous that it looked like an approaching storm. Back in the building we had just departed from, my colonel was finding out that a fourth airliner had crashed in the same Pennsylvania county she called home. We parked as close as we could get to the Pentagon, and with a jumble of cameras and tripods and recorders in hand, began a slow and steady jog toward the building. The Pentagon is like a small city 20,000 peo ple work there on a daily basis. It seemed, as we rounded the final curve and made our way over a large hill that overlooked the building from the west, that each and every one of them was already standing in the parking lot. But what immediately caught my attention was the wall of flames that were growing steadily on the side of the building, or what used to be the side of the building. What had seemed like an inpenatra ble wall before had been suddenly transformed into something less now. It now featured a gap ing hole near the ground floor, and the supports for the other four were in big trouble. They would all crumble in the days ahead as emergency crews attempt ed to put out the fire. The crowd was a mass of men and women in varying stages of duress. Smoke inhalation seemed to be the biggest concern, and military medics were already on hand to treat those who needed assis tance. Hundreds were not so lucky. They had per ished in the building and on the plane. I put the tape recorder I had brought along in my pocket and tossed the pad of paper on the ground. The rest of my time that day consisted of get ting water to those who needed it, and comforting those who needed that. In the days ahead I was able to conduct interviews of Air Force people who were in the line of fire, and spoke to an Air Force major who worked in the intelligence community for the Department of Defense. He had been with a group of about 10 people in a small break room watching the events unfold in New York on TV. He broke away to attend a meeting, and was on his way when the plane hit the building. Everyone he had left behind in that break room perished in the attack. A coworker thought he had died as well. You blew by me in a wall of flames, the worker told him later. He woke up in what amounted to a war zone, with desks and par titions jammed together, many on fire. I also spoke to the wife of a man who was enroute to the Pentagon to pick him up for a medical appointment. She had just exited I-95, which runs alongside the building, and was turning from the off-ramp when she looked up and saw the giant AA of American Airlines over head. Then, not knowing whether her husband was alive or not, she entered the parking lot of the building. I was greeted by my own wife and daughter at the end of the day, at our home on Bolling AFB, directly across the Potomac from the Pentagon. Their faces relayed the same sense of shock and dismay that I had seen all day at the Pentagon, and on the subway system that took me home. We hugged for what seemed like an eter nity, and wondered what the future would bring. By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press HONOLULU Coconut bras arent Hawaiian. Neither are grass skirts. Tiki bars? Theyre from California. Yet theyre all among the most recogniz able symbols of a Hawaiian vacation. Now, many resorts in Hawaii are hoping to change those images, edging away from these kitschy market ing inventions and toward real-life Hawaiian traditions that can make the trip to the islands more special for travelers. Driving the movement, in part, is economics. Tourism leaders know Hawaii needs to highlight what makes the islands unique to compete with other sun-and-surf destina tions like Florida, Mexico and Thailand. But the turn is also the latest sign of a Native Hawaiian renaissance with more locals studying Hawaiian language, reviv ing traditional styles of hula and learning ancient skills like using stars to navigate the ocean. Its about having that sense of place under standing who went before us, understanding that Waikiki is a place where we are so deep seated in our culture. And now, theres this resurgence to share it with our guests, said Kehaulani Kam, cul tural services director at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Waikiki. The trend may help improve the dim view many Native Hawaiians have of tourism, the states largest industry and big gest employer. A 2010 state survey found nearly 60 per cent of them dont believe it helps preserve their lan guage and culture. The disdain was cap tured in a Saturday Night Live skit in 2009 that drew protests from state officials and praise from others as good satire. In it, Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Fred Armisen play two under paid entertainers in grass skirts at a Kauai restaurant. Johnson performs a sloppy dance resembling hula and Armisen strums the uku lele. Both sing in gibberish that tourists may think is Hawaiian. Tourists watching the performance drink tropical cocktails and gush about how happy they are to be in Hawaii, oblivious to the facade. The misconceptions come from the way Hawaii is marketed and presented to outsiders. Travelers, who see vacation brochures with photos of grass skirts, coconut bras, Samoan fireknife dancing and Tahitian hula dancers, naturally get the impression these are Hawaiian traditions. The prominence of many of the images can be traced to the arrival of tiki bars in Hawaii from California. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is distributing a new guide to advertisers, travel reporters and others involved in disseminating information about Hawaii that attempts to clarify what is and isnt Hawaiian. The agency wants people to identify a fire knife dance as Samoan and Tahitian hula as Tahitian when they use photos of various per formances. Nix the tiki bar: Hawaii tourism gets authentic Same Day Service Includes Saturday Lake City Lake City Commons Center (Publix Shopping) 752-3733 Carrying Vera Bradley CONTACTS EYE EXAMS by Independent Optometrist 2 Complete Pair Eyeglasses 2 Complete Pair 2 Complete Pair $ 119 Includes Lenses & Frames Some Restrictions Apply. COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES SEPT. 30, 2012 NOW FREE GLASSES FREE PAIR OF GLASSES Buy one complete pair of glasses at regular price & receive a Some Restrictions Apply. COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES SEPT. 30, 2012 $ 99 1 Pair Eyeglasses I ncludes lenses & frames. Some Restrictions Apply. COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES SEPT. 30, 2012 NOW Where you get the Best for Less Ask about Care Credit 9/11: An Airmans account of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 Continued From Page 1D ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS President George W. Bush is seen through the windows of the Oval Office of the White House on Sept. 11, 2001, as he addresses the nation about the terrorist attacks. Flames and smoke pour from the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, after a direct, hit from an aircraft piloted by an Islamic terrorist. Rick Burnham is a page designer for the Lake City Reporter.