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Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 | YOUR COMMUN ITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A Opinion ................ 4A People .................. 2A Obituaries .............. 5AAdvice & Comics......... 4B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLEWilliam, Kate get aggressive. COMING THURSDAYLocal news roundup. 88 66 Chance of T-Storms WEATHER, 2A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 167 Front means rainy week aheadBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA front pushing its way to the east coast from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to dump more than two inches of rain on the area in the next few days. The biggest downpour was expected for today, said Shayne Morgan, Columbia County Emergency Management direc-tor. As of 6 p.m., about an inch and a quarter had fallen in Columbia County, where floodwaters from Debby havent fully receded. The National Weather Service forecast indicated Columbia County could get up to two inch-es of rain by the weekend as a result of the front. The rains, storms and inclement weather are slated to make their way across Florida by today and impact the Atlantic Coast throughout the weekend with rains and storms. Morgan said the rainfall may affect local roads. This is something were definitely monitoring, he said. The road department will make the call as to whether roads need to be re-closed or whatever. Roads that have had water on them people need to be careful as they travel those roadways because were still wet around the area. Its definitely something that would cause a decision to be made if water is ponding on roadways. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 30 per-cent chance of showers today and tonight. The chance of rain increases to 40 percent Thursday and Thursday night, with a 50 percent chance of rain Friday during daytime hours, decreasing to 20 percent chance of rain Friday night. Over an inch fell today on alreadysoaked county. Jones faces charges in Egypt over lmASSOCIATED PRESSEgyptian protesters hurl stones at riot police in downtown Cairo, Egypt, early Saturday, before police cleared the a rea after days of protests against a film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated PressCAIRO Egypts general prosecutor issued arrest warrants Tuesday for a Gainesville-based pastor and seven Egyptian Coptic Christians, and referred them to trial on charges linked to an antiIslam film that has sparked riots across the Muslim world. The case is largely symbolic since the seven men and one woman are believed to be outside of Egypt and unlikely to travel to the country to face the charges. Instead, the prosecutors decision to take legal appears aimed at absorbing at least some of the public anger over the amateur film, which portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon. The prosecutors office said in a statement that the accused, which includes the films alleged producer, face charges of harming national unity, insulting and pub-licly attacking Islam and spreading false information. The office said they could face the death penalty, if convicted. No date for the trial has been set. Among those charged is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian Copt living in southern California and believed to be behind the film. Gainesville-based pastor Terry Jones, who has said he was contact-ed by the filmmaker to promote the video, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Gainesville pastor, seven others referred to trial over anti-Muslim film. FILM continued on 3A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterLorenzo Andrews (right) makes a phone call afterf an incident that sent his wife, Topeka, and their 2-month-old daughter, Zorie, off the road Tuesday morning as his coworkers, Scott Carter (from left) and Josh Wockenfuss, attempt to pull the truck out of the ditch along-side U.S. 41 in northern Columbia County. Topeka Andrews said the truck slid into the ditch after an ambulance attempted to pass them. She said she didnt hear the ambulance as it was approaching. No one was hurt and the vehicles did not make contact. I dont like it, Lorenzo Andrews said. I dont like what happened and I dont even know what condition the truck is in.Rough ride Chicagoteachersvote toreturnto class Strike ends after more than a week; teachers will vote on contract. By SOPHIA TAREEN andTAMMY WEBBERAssociated PressCHICAGO The citys teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines, ending a spiteful stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that put teacher evalua-tions and job security at the center of a national debate about the future of public education. Union delegates voted to formally suspend the strike after discussing details of a proposed contract settle-ment worked out over the weekend. Classes could resume as early as Wednesday. Delegates poured out of a South Side union hall singing solidarity forever. Im very excited. I miss my students. Im relieved because I think this contract was better than what they offered, said America Olmedo, who teaches fourthand fifth-grade bilingual classes. They tried to take everything away. Said Shay Porter, a teacher at the Henderson Academy elementary school: We ignited the labor move-ment in Chicago. The walkout, the first in Chicago in 25 years, shut down the nations third-largest school district just days after 350,000 students had returned from summer vacation. Tens of thousands of parents were forced to find alternatives for idle children, including many whose neighbor-hoods have been wracked by gang STRIKE continued on 3A
CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Girls mom, sister killed in crash HOMELAND Central Florida authorities said a 14-year-old was behind the wheel in a multi-vehicle crash that killed her moth er and 8-year-old sister. The Polk County Sheriffs Office said the teen was driving Monday afternoon through Homeland when she turned into the path of a van. Both vehicles then hit another car. The sheriffs office said the teens sister died at the scene. The girls 42-year-old mother was pronounced dead at a hos pital. The teen was hospi talized in stable but critical condition. Search continues for missing woman MIAMI U.S. Coast Guard crews are still looking for a 21-year-old Tennessee woman who fell off a cruise ship into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Royal Caribbean said the Allure of the Seas was headed to Nassau, the Bahamas, when a guest witnessed another guest going overboard Sunday night. A surveillance camera also caught the womans fall. Two other nearby cruise ships initially joined the search for the woman. The Coast Guard said the woman is from Bartlett, Tenn. Exotic beetle killing trees PALM HARBOUR Officials said an exotic pest is killing hundreds of trees in the Tampa Bayarea. Pinellas County officials said Monday that the red bay ambrosia beetle had been found in John Chestnut Park and was spreading to the adjacent 8,000-acre Brooker Creek Preserve. It also has been found in northwestern Hillsborough County. The insect spreads laurel wilt disease in red bay laurel, swamp bay and avocado trees. There is no cure. No new trial in burning case FORT LAUDERDALE A Florida judge refused Tuesday to grant a new trial, for now, for the alleged ringleader in an attack in which a teenager was drenched in alcohol and set on fire. But Broward County Circuit Judge Matthew Destry nevertheless left the door open for a second trial for Matthew Bent, 18, based on allegations of juror misconduct, includ ing racial animosity. The judge plans to interview the jurors at an Oct. 12 hearing exactly three years after the attack on Michael Brewer, who was then 15. Bent was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder. Two other teenagers pleaded no contest to that charge for their roles in the attack, but a jury in June opted to convict Bent of the lesser aggravated battery charge. He faces a potential 15-year prison sentence. Wrongly convicted are compensated TALLAHASSEE Only three people wrongly con victed of crimes have been compensated a total of $3.2 million under a Florida law passed four years ago. An advocate for those and others imprisoned for crimes they didnt com mit said its unlikely many more will be paid. Innocence Project exec utive director Seth Miller said thats because the law excludes those with prior felonies or those commit ted while in prison. He said thats blocked at least six other exonerated convicts from obtaining compensation. Legislation has been filed in the Florida Senate every year since the law was passed to repeal. Associated Press Prince William, Kate aggressive over photos LONDON P rince William and Kate Middletons aggressive legal strategy over topless photos of Britains likely future queen is the first salvo in what could be a decadeslong tug-of-war over their familys privacy. A French court ruled in favor of the royal couple on Tuesday in their fight over the photos, but the scope of that ruling will be limited. The unauthorized topless photos of Kate have already been widely published in France, Italy, Ireland and on the Internet lessening the impact of Tuesdays court injunc tion against future publication inside France. The royals strong stance also included a bid to persuade French prosecutors to launch a criminal inquiry to target the offending pho tographer. The wealthy royal couple did not gain much on paper the courtimposed fine was about $2,500 but legal experts and royal watchers say the action was designed to dem onstrate their willingness to use all legal means to prevent future press intrusion. That will become even more important when the couple have a child, who would become third in the line of succession to the British throne, said Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty magazine. This was done because they want to set a benchmark for the future, he said. Newman writes new satirical, political song NEW YORK Randy Newman is weighing in on the presidential elec tion, and hes playing the race card through a song he wrote called Im Dreaming. The piano tune features the refrain: Im dreaming of a white president. It is full of satirical, sarcastic and signature Newman anec dotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white. Newman is openly supporting President Barack Obama and wants the public to find comedic relief in the song, but to also know hes serious about his thoughts that racism is well and alive in the world and in the current presidential race. OReilly, Stewart debate presidential race NEW YORK Pick your pundit when Bill OReilly and Jon Stewart face off for a special 90-minute debate about the 2012 presidential race. The host of Fox News Channels The OReilly Factor and the anchor of Comedy Centrals fake newscast The Daily Show with Jon Stewart have announced they will clash in the event, dubbed The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium. This live debate will be streamed online on Oct. 6 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Captain America gets new job title: president PHILADELPHIA Captain America has a new job with perks, a spacious office and a new title that others spend millions to get: Mr. President. The sentinel of liberty has been one of Marvel Entertainments best-known heroes since he socked Adolf Hitler in the jaw in 1941. He will move into the White House in the pages of The Ultimates, where America is riven by factionalism. Associated Press Tuesday: Afternoon: 5-5-0 Evening: N/A Tuesday: Afternoon: 8-2-3-7 Evening: N/A Monday: 3-22-27-33-34 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Page Editor: Jason M. W alker, 754-0430 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. 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ASSOCIATED PRESS A shuttles No. 1 fan Kennedy Space Center employees, Bonnie and Jim Ekey pose for friends wearing Pittsburg Steeler NFL football gear in front of space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified jumbo jet in the mate/demate structure at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday in Cape Canaveral. Jim Ekey grew up in the Pittsburgh area and remains a Steeler fan. Daily Scripture Celebrity Birthdays Actress Salma Hayek is 46. Actress Catherine ZetaJones is 42. Cyclist Lance Armstring is 41. Do nothing out of selsh ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4 Thought for Today If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mo hammed were to bump into each other along the road and go have a cup of tea or whatever, I think we all know they would treat one another far different and far better than a lot of their followers would. Brian D. 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Coptic Christian in the U.S. who pushed the video on his website, are also among those charged. The connection of the other five accused in the case to the film was not immediately clear. Ultraconservative Salafi lawyer Mamdouh Ismail praised the prosecutors decision. While recogniz-ing that the eight will be tried in absentia, Ismail said referring them to trial will help curb public anger. Now these are legal measures instead of angry reac-tions, whose consequences are undetermined, he said. This would also set a deterrent for them and anyone else who may fall into this offense. The prosecutors statement, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, said that after study-ing the film investigators have determined that it contains scenes offensive to Islam and state institutions. It also says they questioned 10 plaintiffs before issuing the charges. Nakoula, 55, told the AP in an interview last week outside Los Angeles that he was the manager of the company that produced Innocence of Muslims. Jones also told AP that he was contacted by Nakoula to promote the movie. The film, clips of it appeared on YouTube, mocked the Prophet Muhammad and drove small but angry crowds to protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and an attack on the American Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador. Other protests have erupted across the Muslim world over the video, including Afghanistan, Yemen and Indonesia. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 3A3A 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 at1-800-787-8041 $39.95to$59.99/Mo. 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The guide was mailed to each applicant but also is available online at www.fema.gov/help-after-disaster. When appealing, applicants should explain in writing why they disagree with a decision along with any new or additional documents supporting the appeal. Appeal letters for Tropical Storm Debby also should include: Federal disaster declaration number 4068-DR-FL on all pages of documents; Applicant information, including; Nine-digit FEMA application number on all pages of documents, Name Date and place of birth Address of the damaged dwelling Copies of verifiable documentation that supports the appeal. All receipts, bills and estimates must include contact infor-mation for the service provider. Keep all originals for your records A copy of a state-issued identification card, unless the letter is notarized or includes the following statement: I hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. The applicants signatureThe appeal letter should be mailed to:FEMANational Processing Service CenterP.O. Box 10055Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055 FILM: Gainesville pastor who promoted anti-Muslim movie f aces chargesContinued From Page 1A STRIKE: Chicago teachers will return to class, vote on cont ract proposalContinued From Page 1Aviolence in recent months. Tuesdays vote was not on the contract offer itself, but on whether to continue the strike. The contract will now be submitted to a vote by the full membership of more than 25,000 teachers. The walkout was the first for a major American city in at least six years. It drew national attention because it posed a high-profile test for teachers unions, which have seen their political influence threat-ened by a growing reform movement. Unions have pushed back against efforts to expand charter schools, bring in private companies to help with failing schools and link teacher evaluations to student test scores. The strike carried political implications, too, raising the risk of a protracted labor battle in President Barack Obamas home-town at the height of the fall campaign, with a prominent Democratic mayor and Obamas former chief of staff squarely in the middle. Emanuels forceful demands for reform have angered the teachers. The teachers walked out Sept. 10 after months of tense contract talks that for a time appeared to be headed toward a peaceful resolution. Emanuel and the union agreed in July on a deal to implement a longer school day with a plan to hire back 477 teachers who had been laid off rather than pay regular teachers more to work longer hours. That raised hopes the contract would be settled before the start of fall classes, but bargain-ing stalled on other issues. Emanuel decried the teachers decision to leave classrooms, calling the walkout unnecessary and a strike of choice. Almost from the beginning, the two sides couldnt even agree on whether they were close to a deal. Emanuel said an agreement was within easy reach and could be sealed with school in session. The union insisted that dozens of issues remained unresolved. Chicagos long history as a union stronghold seemed to work to the teach-ers advantage. As they walked the picket lines, they were joined by many of the very people who were most inconvenienced by the work stoppage: parents who had to scramble to find babysitters or a super-vised place for children to pass the time. To win friends, the union representing 25,500 teachers engaged in something of a publicity campaign, telling parents repeat-edly about problems with schools and the barriers that have made it more dif-ficult to serve their kids. They described classrooms that are stifling hot without air conditioning, important books that are unavailable and supplies as basic as toilet paper that are sometimes in short supply. As the strike entered its second week, Emanuel turned to the courts to try to force teachers back to the classroom by filing a lawsuit that described the walkout as an unlawful danger to the public. The complaint sought a court order to end the strike, saying it was illegal because it endangered the health and safety of students and concerned issues evaluations, layoffs and recall rights that state law says cannot be grounds for a work stoppage. A judge set a hearing for Wednesday, but the case was likely to be moot if teach-ers went back to class. The strike upended a district in which the vast majority of students are poor and minority. It also raised the concerns of parents who worried not just about their kids education but their safety. Chicagos gang violence has spiked this year, with scores of shootings reported throughout a long, bloody summer and bystanders sometimes caught in the crossfire. The district staffed more than 140 schools with non-union workers and cen-tral office employees so students who are dependent on school-provided meals would have a place to eat breakfast and lunch. But most parents refused to leave their children at unfamiliar schools where they would be thrown together with kids and supervising adults they may never have met. When the two sides met at the bargaining table, money was only part of the problem. With an average salary of $76,000, Chicago teachers are among the highest-paid in the nation. After weeks of talks, the district proposed a 16 percent raise over four years far beyond what most American employers have offered in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But the evaluations and job security measures stirred the most intense debate. The union said the evaluation system was unfair because it relied too heavily on test scores and did not take into account outside factors that affect student performance such as poverty, violence and homelessness. The union also pushed for a policy to give laid-off teachers first dibs on open jobs anywhere in the district. The district said that would prevent principals from hiring the teachers they thought best qual-ified and most appropriate for the position. The tentative settlement proposed giving laid-off teachers first shot at schools that absorbed their former students. Emanuel did not personally negotiate but monitored the talks through aides. The strike was just the latest and highest-stakes chapter in a long and often contentious battle between him and the union. When he took office last year, the former White House chief of staff inherited a school district facing a $700 million budget shortfall. Not long after, his administration rescinded 4 percent raises for teachers. He then asked the union to re-open its contract and accept 2 percent pay raises in exchange for lengthening the school day for students by 90 minutes. The union refused. Emanuel, who promised a longer school day during his campaign, attempted to go around the union by asking teachers at individual schools to waive the contract and add 90 minutes to the day. He halted the effort after being challenged by the union before the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. Judge: Police to enforce Ariz. immigration law nowBy JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated PressPHOENIX A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the states immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called show me your papers provision. The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is the latest milestone in a two-year legal battle over the requirement. It culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that upheld the provision on the grounds that it doesnt conflict with federal law. Opponents responded to the Supreme Court decision by asking Bolton to block the requirement on different grounds, arguing that it would lead to system-atic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions of Latinos if its enforced. She said early this month she wouldnt block it, and gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the law to take effect. The section of the law requires that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally. The show me your papers name comes from oppo-nents. Arizonas law was passed in 2010 amid voter frustration with the states role as the busiest illegal entry point into the country. Five states Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah have adopted variations on Arizonas law. A call to the office of Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the measure into law, wasnt immediately returned Tuesday afternoon. A coalition of civil rights groups is awaiting a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on their latest effort to prevent the questioning requirement from taking effect. Our next step is seeing what happens with that, said Linton Joaquin, a lawyer for National Immigration Law Center, one of the groups in the coalition. Some backers of the law questioned the level of cooperation they will get from federal immigration agents, who will be called to verify peoples immigration status and be responsible for picking up illegal immigrants from local officers. Federal immigration officers have said they will help, but only if doing so fits with their priorities, including catching repeat violators and identifying and removing those who threaten public safety and national security. If federal agents decline to pick up illegal immigrants, local officers in some cases will likely have to let them go unless theyre suspected of committing a crime that would require them to be brought to jail. Bolton is the judge who initially blocked the law after the Obama administration challenged it on the grounds that federal immigration law trumps state law. The case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There, justices barred police from enforcing other parts of the law, including a requirement that immi-grants obtain or carry immigration regis-tration papers. But they allowed the ques-tioning requirement to supporters the most important part to move forward.
T oday marks the midpoint of my first full week back at the Reporter after suffering a heart attack followed by triple bypass surgery early last month. Im darned glad to be here. Many thanks to everyone who called, wrote or came by during my convalescence. A special thanks to Reporter controller Sue Brannon, who dialed 911 the morning of Saturday, August 4 despite my insistence it was just a bad case of indigestion. Thanks as well to the Lifeguard paramedics Lt. Ryan Carpenter and Sarah Weed who got to our offices less than three minutes later and, despite an EKG read-ing that said everything was fine, realized it wasnt and booked me fast on a flight to Gainesville. The folks at North Florida Regional were great too, but I doubt you know any of them. My biggest concern throughout remained the Reporter Thankfully, my boss, publisher Todd Wilson, was glad to take on my duties along with his own during my absence. He did a great job and has my lasting gratitude. Finally, many thanks, as always, to our readers. In the end, youre the ones that mat-ter most of all. Gladto beback ONE OPINION HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY Today is Wednesday, September 19, the 263rd day of 2012. There are 103 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1356 The English under Edward, the Black Prince, defeat the French at Poitiers and take King John II prisoner. 1777 Americans defeat a British force at the First Battle of Saratoga, a turning point in the American War of Independence. 1783 At Versailles near Paris, the Montgolfier broth-ers send up the first balloon with live passengers: a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. 1881 James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, dies of wounds inflicted by an assassin. 1955 Argentinas President Juan Peron is ousted after revolts by army and navy. 1959 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, on a visit to Los Angeles, reportedly becomes furious when informed that he cant visit Disneyland for secu-rity reasons. 1968 Czech Foreign Minister Jiri Hajek resigns under Soviet pressure. 1978 Egypts Cabinet unanimously approves President Anwar Sadats Camp David agreement to sign a peace treaty with Israel within three months. 1984 China and Great Britain announce their agree-ment to transfer Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997. 2001 Islamic clerics urge terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden to leave Afghanistan voluntarily, but set no deadline for him. The United States threatens to attack the Taliban, if they dont turn in bin Laden. To the Editor:RE: Bully in the SchoolsDear Ms. Nash:In response to the article which appeared in the Lake City Reporter on Sunday, September 9, 2012, I applaud your efforts toward the growing problem of bullying in the schools. In my recent research I find that this problem is generally addressed through awareness programs that educate on how to recognize bullying, self-protec-tion, and empowerment speeches that convince a child for about 30 minutes they do not deserve to be bullied. The one thing that continues to elude people is that it is virtu-ally impossible to be a bully, if you are in fact practicing good manners and common courte-sies. That is elementary common sense. While respect is earned, every individual is entitled to good manners and common courtesies. A by-product of someone that has applied the usage of good manners and common courte-sies throughout life is someone who has self-confidence and self-esteem. The early teach-ings of these should come from the home and family, if they are known. If not, they are learned to some extent through observa-tion. Yet a child may not be able to determine if the observation is a good observation or bad obser-vation. When a child learns, via observation that intimidation and fear yield results they have a tenden-cy to mimic those observations giving birth to another bully. When the bully is not removed or disciplined, the observer wit-nesses success and will mimic the bullying actions. Through awareness training the observ-er may recognize the symptoms of bullying but will also observe the success and mimic anyway. In the recent past I wrote a book, Because Its Just Good Manners and offered it to schools as a training tool. I even challenged students, classes, grades and schools to practice good manners for a week. The response I received from superintendents, principals and teachers across the nation, was that there is no requirement to teach good manners. Teachers were in fact dissuaded from doing so. It was felt that to correct a student for using bad manners could psychologically scar a student to the point where the student might bring a weap-on into the school and retaliate or do harm to him or herself. The concept of teaching good manners and common courte-sies was perceived as a negative rather than a positive means to help a child build confidence and assurance in all things in his or her future. The idea of teaching a child compromise, how to negoti-ate, and diplomacy are unheard of. What they are learning is how to strong arm or bully to get what they want. Bullying, as you know, is a behavioral condition which exists in adults as well as children. It is both learned and taught by example. When the behavioral condition is permitted to exist in the general population of a school either through a teacher and/or student, without con-sequences, the problem is not remedied. Awareness programs that educate individuals on the different types of bullying, and empowerment speeches telling a person they do not deserve bully-ing, are truly not remedies. Awareness is not a solution. However, it does give schools an additional project in which to spend mandatory budget mon-ies; and additional projects in which the students can partici-pate. The students, as well as the faculty and staff may learn from these projects, but no solution or positive steps are reached toward remedying the problem. The tone and demeanor used by a teacher, staff person or faculty member, in the process of questioning or disciplining a student, may be interpreted as bullying and will set the tone for reactive students. While the awareness programs are directed toward the students, the teachers and faculty may be equally guilty. A simple question spoken in the classroom setting such as, Why didnt you do your home-work?, depending on the tone, may cause embarrassment and a negative reaction from the stu-dent as well as giggling from his or her peers. The better way to address the problem is to ask the student one-on-one, after class. Then no one is embarrassed and the teacher does not come across as a bully. The student could have a difficult home life that interferes with being able to complete homework assign-ments. Even when there is a policy against teaching good manners and common courtesies, there is no excuse for the teachers, fac-ulty or staff not to set an example by using good manners and com-mon courtesies. If they know them? As the saying goes, when we treat people like heathens, they will act like heathens. Does a teacher know the difference? The student is there to learn, but is the teacher able or qualified to teach these life skills? That state-ment is not meant to put-down a teacher. We truly take for grant-ed that people know the differ-ence or have been taught good manners, common courtesies, diplomacy, how to compromise, and how to negotiate; and that simply is not true. We, the people, stopped teaching basic good manners and common courtesies a long time ago. If you do not believe me, just sit back watch and listen to people for a few minutes. Observe how they walk, talk, conduct themselves, and dress. Without a child having the proper training in the basic life skills, they do not or may not have the necessary self-confi-dence and self-esteem to succeed in higher education, the work world, or to later teach their own children and set an example for them. Education is not just teaching reading, writing and arithmetic! It does not matter if a student is an absolute genius and gradu-ates college at the age of 12. If the student does not know the basic life skills then the educa-tional system has failed and the student is not prepared for the real world. A diploma or degree does not make a person capable of interacting and communicat-ing in expected ways, if the edu-cation does not include basic life skills. The question that should be addressed, seeing as how good manners and common courtesies cannot be, are not being, taught in American public schools, is what can be done to get the individuals out of the general population of a school, who are causing the static? Are teachers audited on how they communi-cate with the students? Are the teachers who are supposed to be all-influential, too burned-out, intimidated, feeling hopeless and helpless? A student that is not in school to learn or who is a repeat offender must be removed from the general population. The school system has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide a safe environment in which to education and house these students; as well as a safe work environment for faculty and staff. If the bullies are not removed from the general population, the schools are sanctioning this behavior and endangering the students, faculty and staff! That is just basic, elementary, com-mon sense! Parents appreciate that there are awareness programs, but, they are also fully aware that these awareness programs are not solving the problem. It is called busy work. As long as it looks like you are doing some-thing then you really are doing something right! While your mission statement may state that you want to provide a safe environment, unless you actually do, they are just words on paper. Unless you actually remove the threats from the environment, they are still threats to the fac-ulty, staff and teachers. Well, in the past two years, while the schools were supposed to be working on the bullying problem, nothing has changed it is actually worse. Because, the bullies are still in the general population! Parents continue to complain about bul-lies in the general population, and the school systems continue to not listen. If you want to see how bad the situation is in any school, or class, regardless of the grade, have a good manners day and observe how poorly the adults and children are educated on lifes basic principles of good manners and common courte-sies. Bullies generally lack self-confidence and self-esteem but may in the proper setting, have some knowledge of good manners and common courtesies. A bully will seek out the weakest link and attack that weakest link. The weakest link is going to be anoth-er person who does not have self-confidence and self-esteem. When the schools are not prepared to teach the basic life-skills, the rest loses some of its impact, capability or importance. If schools are not prepared to provide safe working and educational environments, by removing the threats, then all is for naught. The answer is obvi-ously not to put armed guards and x-ray machines at the doors, and search the students. That doesnt work well in our own prisons, why would it work in our schools? Better schools, academies, and private institutions have prided themselves around the world on teaching and practicing good manners and common courtesies within their walls. Consequently their dropout ratios are low and their graduate success is very high. As I said, I applaud your awareness efforts but think you might gain more mileage if you addressed the problem, not the symptom. The problem may not be the bully that may just be a symptom. The problem may be the school systems refusing to deal with the bully, and to remove them from the general population. The bottom line, the schools are not doing what needs to be done, and what they are required to do under federal law provide safe environments for the faculty, staff and students just like any other corporation or company in America. It is hard to believe the teachers are tolerating this bla-tant snubbing of the law, but the parents as well. Every student, parent, and teachers organiza-tions across the country should be up in arms about the school systems obvious disregard for their safety by not removing the threats from the environment. This issue of removing threats from the school environment has nothing to do with the Leave no child behind law. Hopefully, the school system has given the child a chance. Hopefully, the school system has given the child a choice. Hopefully, the school system has given the child options. Outside those con-siderations, whatever the childs problems are, they rest with the parents and legal authority not the school! Schools are not medical facilities with personnel trained to deal with behavioral problems. All students can learn, but what is the school system teach-ing them, by example? Respectfully submitted,Janet HortonLake City Bullying: Symptom of a broader problem? LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 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. 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A neck-and-neck race is thus a GOP loss before the final lap is run. Never mind that Mr. Romney is up by 2 points nationwide in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, and forget that a major-ity of Americans disapprove of the job the president has done over the past four years. The pro-Obama media campaign is trying to convince the public this election is over before vot-ing has started. Of course, the reality of modern American politics is the leftwing media juggernaut in favor of Democrats is a major handicap for Republicans, mak-ing it an uphill battle for any conservative to win nationally. The 2012 election might be the most extreme example yet of overt media bias. The net-works, almost all cable news channels and most big-city newspapers are going all out, leaving no stone unturned, to try to make Republicans look bad and Democrats good. Helping their case are skewed polls based on flawed meth-odology that surveys signifi-cantly more Democrats than Republicans. 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Sept. 20Adult spelling beeThe 9th Annual Columbia County Adult Spelling Bee is Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Mall. Please come out and cheer for your favorite team while supporting local literacy efforts! Help the Friends of the Library raise money for a good cause. Garden workshopStarting Your Fall Vegetable Garden, a free workshop with research-based gardening tips will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:45 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on State Road 47. Grow your best-ever North Florida Vegetables with tips from UF/IFAS Master Gardener, Gerry Murphy. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn, and share with other gar-deners.Educators meetingThe Columbia County Retired Educators will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Adult Education Center, 409 SW Saint Johns St., room 120. There will reports from the district board meetings. For more information contact Will Brown 752-2431. Sept. 21Retiree luncheonThe I.B.E.W Retiree Luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Old Time Buffet in the Lake City Mall. All classifications are invited and encouraged to attend. Anyone planning to attend should contact Douglas Dagley at (386) 719-4842.Sept. 22CHS 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 tick-ets will be forwarded when rsvp is received. Cost is $35 per person, after Sept. 22 prices increases to $50 per person. RSVP to CHS Class of 77, 244 SE Pine Dr. Lake City 32025, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information call 867-1271. Blackout canceledGold Standard Chapter 48 PHA Order of the Eastern Stars has canceled their 2nd Annual Blackout at Winfield Community Center in Lake City. Sorry for any inconvenience. Journey to the SwampWhether you are coming to cheer on the University of Florida Gators or the visiting team, the shuttle service allows fans to enjoy the convenience and com-fort of a luxury coach pro-vided by Fabulous Tours. Local fans can enjoy the ride by purchasing a round-trip ticket for $25. Reservations can be made by calling (866)-257-4697. Reservations are required prior to game day.Seeking vendorsProvidence Village Baptist Church is seek-ing vendors for their 5th Annual Ladies Expo planned for Sat., Nov 3rd. Please contact Debbie at email@example.com or 386-752-6209 by Oct 1st if interested. Sept. 24Lake City AglowLake City Aglow will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Christ Community Church. It will be a time of fellow-ship, singing, testimonies and a hat making workshop in preporation for our 1920s Tea Part next month. Our hostess, Georgia Adams, will help us decorate our hats for that event. Please bring a hat or headband, flowers, ribbons, feathers, scissors and glue. There will be extras to share. All are welcome. For informa-tion call 935-4018. Sept. 25Author programThe Friends of Columbia County Public Library welcome author Deborah Sharp, live via Skype, on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Deborah Sharp is the author of Mama Sees Stars Mama Gets Hitched and other titles in the Mace Bauer Mystery Series A former USA Today writer who, post-9-11, traded in a career in journalism to write humorous Florida mysteries. Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 5A$ The Tentative/Adopted, and/or Final Budgets are on le in the Ofce of the above-mentioned taxing authority as a public record. LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY Budget Summary October 1, 2012 Through September 30, 2013 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARINGThe Lake Shore Hospital Authority has tentatively adopted a budget for the scal year ending September 30, 2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on Monday, September 24, 2012, at 5:15 p.m., at Lake Shore Hospital Authority, Administrative Complex, 259 NE Franklin Street, Suite 102, Lake City, Florida. Diana Irene MateMrs. Diana Irene Mate, 43, of Lake City, went to be with her Lord on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Veterans Af-fairs Medical Center in Lake City. She was born in Lamar, Colorodo in 1969 and had lived in Lake City for the past six years hav-ing moved here from Fairview Heights, Illinois. She proudly served her country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Mt. Pleas-ant Baptist Church in Wellborn. Mrs. Mate was preceded in death by her mother, Judy Bentley Bolser in 2003, her twin sister, Denise Bentley, at birth and one brother, Greg Bentley in 2011.Survivors include her husband, David J. Mate, Lake City; two daughters, Tirzah and Sarah Mate both of Lake City; her fa-ther, Roger Bentley, Eads, CO; her mom, Adele Silva, Lincoln, CA; her paternal grandparents, Merlin and Eva Bentley; her maternal grandparents, Clark and Charlotte Beeson; three brothers, David Bentley, Rich-ard Rector and Kenneth Bolser; and one sister, Candace Phelps.Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Mt. Pleasant Bap-tist Church in Wellborn with 5HY%RE+D]HORIFLDWLQJInterment with Military Honors will follow at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral KRPH,QOLHXRIRZHUVGRQD tions may be made to the UCSF CJD Research, Attn: Kendra Bechtel, Research and Adminis-tration Coordinator at 675 Nel-son Rising Lane, Suite 190, San Francisco, CA 94117, in memory of Diana Mate. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net Lebbeus G. PomeroyLebbeus G. Pomeroy, 97, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was born in Union-ville, Michigan to the late Ralph and Edith (Nelson) Pomery and lived in Cass City, Michigan for years before moving to Braden-ton, Florida and then settling in Lake City, Florida 13 years ago. He was a lifelong farmer DQGDVNLOOHGQLVKFDUSHQWHU and tool & die maker. He loved to play golf and was a Florida 6WDWH6KXIHERDUG&KDPSLRQand referee. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and will be deeply missed by his family and extended church family. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife Hazel Pomeroy in 2008. Survivors include his son, Mick Pomeroy of Lake City, Florida and his daughter, RaeMarie Vain-avicz of Kent City, Michigan. Funeral services will be con-ducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, Septmber 21, 2012 at Kranz Fu-neral Home Chapel in Cass City, MI (989) 872-2195. Local ar-rangements are under the direc-tion of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City.Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Laura Hampson at 754-0427 or bye-mail at lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com.
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012$ Friday, September 21st 8:00 p.m. Ask About Our Cabin Rentals or Stay the Night In Our Famous Tree House! (386) 364-1683 MusicLivesHere.com Featuring Country & Southern Rock! Dance The Night Away! Saturday, September 22nd 8:00 p.m. MONDAYKaraoke w/ Teddy Mac 7pm THURSDAYKaraoke w/ Teddy Mac 7pm FRIDAY Live Music 8pm SATURDAY Live Music 8pm SUNDAY NASCAR50¢ Wings$1 Drafts By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical WriterNEW YORK A provocative new study suggests a connection between the BPA chemical used in food packaging and childhood obesity, but the research-ers say their findings dont prove its the cause. While most people have traces of the plastics chem-ical in their bodies, the study found that children with the highest levels in their urine were twice as likely to be obese as those with the lowest. There are other factors that could explain the results, and many reasons why children gain too much weight, the research-ers said. Clearly unhealthy diet and poor physical activity are the leading factors con-tributing to obesity in the United States, especially in children, said lead author Dr. Leonardo Trasande of New York University. But the study does hint that causes of childhood obesity may be more com-plicated, he added. He said it is the first national research to tie a chemi-cal from the environment to childhood obesity, and seems to echo what some studies have seen in adults. One puzzling result: Significant differences were detected only in white children. For black and Hispanic kids, obesity rates were similar for those with the lowest levels of BPA as those with the largest amount. The researchers couldnt explain that find-ing. The study was released Tuesday and is in Wednesdays issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. BPA, or bisphenol A, has been used since the 1960s and become so widespread that its found in virtually all Americans. Government health officials have deemed low levels of it to be safe, but havent been able to decide what amount of BPA if any would be a health concern. BPA is used to make hard plastics for food and beverage containers and many consumer goods and for metal can linings. Environmental groups have worried it interferes with childrens development. Makers of baby bottles and sippy cups stopped using it, and this year the Food and Drug Administration announced it could no lon-ger be used in those baby products. Some experimental studies on animals have found that BPA can aid obesity by disrupting metabolism and helping to make fat cells larger. And studies have suggested a possible tie between urinary BPA lev-els and obesity-related ill-nesses in adults, including diabetes and heart disease. In the new study, Trasande and his colleagues used information from an annual federal health sur-vey, which includes weigh-ing and measuring partici-pants and taking blood and urine samples. Their study involved more than 2,800 children ages 6 through 19, who took the survey in the years 2003 through 2008. They compared BPA lev-els in their urine to their weight, and divided them into four groups based on BPA amounts. The key finding: About 22 percent of the children with highest levels of BPA were obese, compared to just 10 percent of kids with the lowest levels. Was the reverse true? Did the heaviest kids have more BPA in their urine, and the thinnest kids less? Yes, Trasande said. But he did not include those numbers in his study, and declined to provide them. The study raised more questions than it answered: The body excretes the chemical in a matter of hours. Its possible that the study is simply indicating that heavier kids are more likely to have recently con-sumed something from a BPA container. Only one urine sample was taken from each child, and the youngest children in the study were 6. What isnt known is how much BPA they were exposed to when they were infants the time in life when the chemical theoretically could have had the greatest effect in triggering weight gain. All this means is that the study raises some interest-ing questions, but at this point its impossible to say BPA causes childhood obe-sity, said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a federal agency involved in research on BPA. Its a hypothesis that needs further exploration, she said. The American Chemistry Council, which represents chemical manufacturers, called the study speculative and noted lab animal stud-ies that found no evidence that BPA causes obesity. Attempts to link our national obesity problem to minute exposures to chemicals found in com-mon, everyday products are a distraction from the real efforts under way to address this important national health issue, the organization said in a state-ment. TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott is shifting his focus on cutting state regu-lation to Floridas schools. Scott said Tuesday that hell appoint a panel of five local school superin-tendents to suggest ways for freeing teachers from red tape so they can spend more time with their stu-dents. The governor said its the result of his recent trav-els across the state on an education listening tour. He said he heard many suggestions from teach-ers and administrators for reducing unnecessary requirements and regula-tions. The former hospital chain executive set out to cut regulation of private businesses when he took office last year in hopes that would encourage them to expand and create jobs. Scott said his new initiative is aimed at remov-ing similar hurdles pre-venting schools from preparing students for college or employment. Q Associated Press Study suggests tie between BPA and child obesity Scott wants to remove hurdles, reduce regulations on schools BOYNTON BEACH Boynton Beach police are looking for a head-butting beer thief. Police are asking for the publics help in identifying the man seen in a surveil-lance video trying to leave a convenience store with-out paying for two packs of beer. Police say the suspect grabbed the beer from a cooler last week and put it underneath his shirt. He then walked up to the front counter and asked the clerk if he could slide and not pay for the beers. The clerk said no, but the suspect left the store with the beers. When the clerk chased after him and told him he called police, the suspect head-butted him and took off. The man is described as having blonde hair and a goatee. Q Associated Press Police search for head-butting beer thief By KATHY MATHESONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA How much does Brian Dwyer love pizza? Let us count the ways: He holds the Guinness World Record for largest collec-tion of pizza memorabilia; he has a caricature of him-self, eating pizza, tattooed on his back with the phrase Totally saucesome!; and he is the driving force behind Pizza Brain, which he describes as the nations first pizza museum. The quirky but unassuming establishment that Dwyer just opened with three partners in Philadelphia is part art gallery, part eatery. Its a place to enjoy a slice or two of artisan pie while gawk-ing at pizza-related photos, records, knickknacks and videos. We thought it was a funny idea, and we start-ed doing some research, Dwyer said. And when we discovered that nowhere on earth was there a physi-cal place, a monument built to pizza, we said, This is going to be huge. He was right: Hundreds of people turned out for the Sept. 7 grand opening of Pizza Brain, which occupies a pair of rowhouse store-fronts in the citys Fishtown neighborhood. One wall is covered with framed pizza-related photos and magazine cov-ers; another boasts dozens of vinyl records, like the soundtrack to Mystic Pizza and a holiday album from Dominos. Display boxes are scattered throughout the eclectic space includ-ing built into the floor to show off pizza-bear-ing figurines from Homer Simpson and Spider-Man to the Tasmanian Devil and Pillsbury Doughboy. A clus-ter of small TVs plays pizza-related shows, while a huge pizza mural surrounds the back patio. Dwyer, 28, said he had a nominal assemblage of mementoes a couple of years ago when friends decided to create an art exhibit called Give Pizza Chance. Reaction was so positive that he contin-ued collecting, becoming the world-recorder holder with 561 items in July 2011. He now owns a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Drop arcade game and Star Trek Enterprise pizza cutter. A few months later, Dwyer quit his supermar-ket job to work on Pizza Brain full time. He and his team bought the rowhous-es and raised some dough online more than $16,500 through the crowd-fund-ing website Kickstarter. Grassroots publicity and social media created major local buzz. Dwyer said he was caught completely off-guard by the overwhelming response. At the same time, he added that its not surprising so many people identify with pizza, which he calls the great equalizer and the only food synonymous with the word party. I think thats why pizza is so powerful its inher-ently communal, Dwyer said. Pizza is one of the few things that everyone can agree on. But only a sliver of the ever-growing memorabilia collection is on view. Dwyer values curation over quanti-ty and plans to rotate exhibit items at Pizza Brain, noting the beauty of the project is that its not stagnant. I think, at the end of the day, its this big art installa-tion masquerading around as a pizza shop, Dwyer said. Speaking of which, what about the pizza? The menu offers pies with an array of artisan ingredients and offbeat toppings, including beef brisket, pulled pork and meatloaf; one pizza made with gruyere, moz-zarella, caramelized onions and fresh thyme tastes like French onion soup. On his first visit to the shop last week, customer Sean McGettrick said that while hed heard talk about the fancy pies, he wanted to play it safe. He downed a plain slice garnished with basil leaves, gave it a thumbs-up and pledged to return. As for the decor, McGettrick said, obvious-ly they cant have it all out at once. But its nice whats out there ... As a pizza fan, I enjoyed it, especially the Ninja Turtles memorabil-ia. And in case youre looking for dessert, Pizza Brain shares space with Little Babys Ice Cream, a spe-cialty purveyor of flavors like Earl Grey Sriracha, blueberry ginger and yes pizza.ASSOCIATED PRESSA customer eats a slice at Pizza Brain in Philadelphia Hundreds of people turned out for the grand opening of Pizza Brain this month in Philadel phias Fishtown neighborhood. Its a restaurant where visitors can eat a slice or two of artisa n pie while gawking at a pizza-related photos, records, knickknacks and videos. Philly pizza museum serves up slices, memorabilia
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, September 19, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org %632576 BRIEFS Despite injuries Columbia hasnt taken step back. Thursday Q Columbia High boys golf vs. St. Francis Catholic High at Quail Heights Country Club, 4 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Santa Fe High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High volleyball vs. Wolfson High, 6:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High JV football at Union County High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High football at Oakleaf High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High football at Wakulla High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Fort White High, host Columbia High cross country in Alligator Lake Invitational, girls-7:45 a.m., boys-8:15 a.m. GAMES FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Charter bus for Wakulla game Fort White High is sending a charter bus to the football game at Wakulla High on Friday. Cost is $20. The bus will leave the school at 3:30 p.m. For details, call DeShay Harris at 497-5952.Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night The Fort White Quarterback Club has Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night on Thursdays through September. Present the Quarterback Clubs GiveBack flyer at the Ruby Tuesday on SW Commerce Drive and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Quarterback Club. For details, call Harold Bundy at 365-5731. OUTDOORS Hunter safety course offered A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hunter safety Internetcompletion course for Columbia County is 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the onlinecompletion report. Firearms, ammunition and materials are provided. Students should bring pen and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16. Class locations will be given to those who register in advance. Call the regional office at 758-0525 or go to www. myfwc.com /HunterSafety. RUNNING Alligator Lake run Saturday The Alligator Lake Invitational is Saturday in Lake City. There will be team competition, along with an elementary run and community run. Cost for the elementary and community is $5 with registration beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race day. For details, call Dusty Smith at (386) 697-1195.Q From staff reports Next man upBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comTo say that Columbia High has been deal-ing with the injury bug this year would be an understatement. Luckily for the Tigers, they have been able to deal with the adversity to the tune of a 3-1 record and the sixth-ranked team in the state. Last week, the Tigers lost two more starters with strong safety Trey Marshall going down with a high-ankle sprain and Darren Burch suffering a small puncture to his lung. Head coach Brian Allen expects Burch to miss the next two weeks with the injury, but all signs point to a full recovery. Braxton Stockton will take snaps at fullback while Burch recovers. Marshalls status for Fridays game at Oakleaf High is still uncertain. Hes probably out with the high-ankle sprain, Allen said. Hes still limping around pretty good, but the X-ray was negative. Unless he makes a miraculous recovery, we dont expect him to play on Friday. These injuries are just the most recent in a string of injuries that have taken place throughout the Tigers locker room this season. Tyrone Sands and Charles Combs have also missed significant time with injuries as well. Sands is still limping around on his knee, Allen said. We need to make sure theres no damage floating around in there. Charles Combs is still probably two weeks away from being able to return. Allen did say that the injuries have given other players a chance to step up. Weve moved some guys around like Javere Smith moving from a three to a five technique, Allen said. Brett Nukem and Carlos Vega have moved around. Malechi Jean has done a good job of rotating in JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Lonnie Underwood breaks into open fie ld against Buchholz High in the Tigers 55-14 win on Friday. CHS continued on 6B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Courtney Britt spits out water as she com petes against Baker County High in the 50 free event Tuesday at the Columbia Aquatic Complex JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Jara Courson (5) makes a return whil e playing against Fort White. PREP ROUNDUP CHS swim teams pick up easy victoriesBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia Highs swim teams swept the lanes on Tuesday at the Columbia County Aquatic Complex defeating the visiting Baker County High Wildcats. The Lady Tigers improved to a perfect 3-0 on the season while the Tigers improved to 2-1. Individual winners for Columbia were: Sara Woodfield (200 free), Andrew Fortier (200 free), Lindsay Lee (200 IM), Justin Shaw (200 IM), Courtney Britt (50 free), Joseph Piccioni (50 free), Stephanie Silva (100 butter-fly), Andrew Fortier (100 butterfly), Sara Woodfield (100 free), Cody Smith (100 free), Lee (500 free), Jacob Finley (500 free), Hannah Burns (100 backstroke), Cody Smith (100 back-stroke), Burns (100 breast-stroke) and Piccioni (100 breaststroke). Baker County is in its Tigers pick up win over Baker County Tuesday. SWIM continued on 3B Columbia stays undefeated with win over Stanton PrepBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High is showing that its a team to be reckoned with this season as the Lady Tigers moved to 4-0 on the season with a four-set win at Stanton Prep. The Lady Tigers also improved to 2-0 in the dis-trict with the 22-25, 25-12, 25-11 and 25-19 victory. Annie Milton led the team in kills with 12 in the contest and added six blocks. Kelbie Ronsonet had 10 kills and five blocks in the contest and Hanna Baker had eight kills. Jessie Bates led the Lady Tigers in assists with 40 in the match. Sierra Vanderpool had three aces to lead Columbia. It was a little ugly in the forced game as we had unforced errors and we were finding ways to defeat ourselves, Columbia High head coach Rebecca Golden said. The good news is that we were able to pull it together after that and pull out the win. The Lady Tigers return home on Thursday for their third district match of the season when Columbia hosts Wolfson High at 6:30 p.m. The junior varsity picked up a victory in three sets against Stanton Prep, 25-16, 11-25 and 15-17. Alanif Koberlein led the junior varsity with three aces in the match. Grace Harry led in kills with four in the match and Lacey King had three kills. Lady Tigers earn four-set victory in road match.
The Old Shooters mixed it up with the Young Guns in the MGA Cup. The matches were played in Ryder Cup format with two-man team competi-tion Saturday and singles matches on Sunday. Sundays matches were dead even at 7-7, but the Shooters rode a big Saturday lead to a final winning score of 23-16. The teams of Terry Hunter/Dennis Crawford and Steve Thomas/Steve Patterson both pitched 5-0 shutouts for the victors. Shelton Keen used a birdie on each nine to run up a +8 score and take first place in Wednesdays blitz. Don Combs and Brian Sneed were in a second-place tie two strokes back. Eddy Brown was alone in fourth, followed by Bud Johnson, Mike Jacobs and John Raulerson in the other money spots. Bob Randall and Lynn Smith shared the skins pot with Combs. Both pot holes carried over. Steve Thomas eagle on No. 16 and Hank Rones late birdie pulled them into a first-place tie with Mike Gough at +7 in the Sunday blitz. Don Combs and Buddy Slay tied for fourth at +5. Mickey Willcox joined Rone, Thomas and Slay with a skin apiece. Closest to the hole winners were Bob Wheary on No. 15, Steve Patterson on No. 17, Terry Hunter on No. 3 and Slay on No. 7. Carol Felton chose the right holes for the pick nine LGA format. Her 26.5 took the win by a half stroke over Gloria Rowley. Ann Bormolini was third at 28 followed by Natalie Bryant and Jan Davis tied for fourth. Cile Dockery got a piece of the action with the days only chip-in. Match one of Good Old Boys play provided the weeks only nail-biter. The final outcome was a hard-fought 9-8 triumph for the team of Ed Snow, Jim McGriff, Stan Woolbert and Ed McKnight over the team of Marc Risk, Bobby Simmons, Nick Whitehurst and Hugh Sherrill. There wasnt much suspense in match two where the foursome of Monty Montgomery, Bill Rogers, Mike Spencer and Dan Stephens took an easy 9-5 win over the team of Dennis Hendershot, Dave Cannon, Howard Whitaker and Carl Wilson. Match three was a three-point win at 8-5 for the team of Barney Hart, Joe Persons, Tony Branch and Paul Davis over the team of Jim Bell, Eli Witt, Bob McGraw and Emerson Darst. Montgomery (36-3672) had plenty of competi-tion for the medalist spot. McKnight (74) and Risk (76) put up the biggest struggles. Other contend-ers were Stephens and Hart. both with 77, and Woolbert with 78. Snow and Whitehurst tied the front nine contest with 38. Hendershot and Bell were tied a stroke back. The back nine went unclaimed. The Club Championship is Sept. 29-30. Congratulations to Chris Miller for his hole in one on Ponds No. 3. His 164-yard ace on Wednesday was witnessed by R.J. Steele. In tournament action the team of Zack Paulk, Maurice Perkins, Anthony Miller and Todd Carter turned in a blistering score of 51 to win the Childrens Miracle Network Charity Event. The annual tournament was a huge success as the true winners will be chil-dren helped by the funds raised in the tournament. A special thanks to Zack Paulk and all the WalMart employees who donated their time to run the event and the representatives from CMN. In Wednesday blitz action, first place and five skins went to Jim Munns at +6; second place was Mike Kahlich at +5; third was Keith Denmark at +4. Denmark won two skins and Kahlich won one. Wednesdays scramble was won by the team of Phillip Russell, Danny Harrington and Zack Paulk at 3 under. The pot was a rollover for the second week in a row and will be in play today at 5 p.m. The Tough Enough To Wear Pink Golf Tournament, presented by Columbia County Resources to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, is Sept. 29. The event is a 4-person scramble. The $60 entry includes golf and cart, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, golf balls, snacks, door priz-es and more. Sign up at the pro shop or call 752-8822. Space is limited. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Teams TBA 10 p.m. ESPN Teams TBA SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN UEFA Champions League, Spartak Moskva at Barcelona 8 p.m. FSN UEFA Champions League, Juventus at Chelsea (same-day tape) 10 p.m. ESPN2 Womens national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Australia, at Commerce City, Colo.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 83 63 .568 Baltimore 83 64 .565 12 Tampa Bay 78 69 .531 5 12 Toronto 66 79 .455 16 12 Boston 67 81 .453 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 80 66 .548 Detroit 77 69 .527 3 Kansas City 66 80 .452 14 Cleveland 61 86 .415 19 12 Minnesota 60 87 .408 20 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 87 59 .596 Oakland 84 62 .575 3 Los Angeles 80 67 .544 7 12 Seattle 70 78 .473 18 Todays Games Minnesota (Hendriks 0-7) at Cleveland (McAllister 5-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 4-1) at Detroit (Verlander 14-8), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 9-12) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 15-12), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Archer 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 17-6) at Kansas City (Mendoza 7-9), 8:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 10-6) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 12-9), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (J.Saunders 2-2) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-8), 10:10 p.m. Thursdays Games Minnesota at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m.Oakland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 89 57 .610 Atlanta 85 63 .574 5 Philadelphia 74 74 .500 16 New York 66 81 .449 23 12 Miami 65 83 .439 25 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 88 59 .599 St. Louis 77 70 .524 11 Milwaukee 74 72 .507 13 12 Pittsburgh 74 72 .507 13 12 Chicago 58 89 .395 30Houston 48 99 .327 40 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 84 63 .571 Los Angeles 76 71 .517 8 Arizona 72 74 .493 11 12 San Diego 71 76 .483 13 Colorado 58 88 .397 25 12 Todays Games L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 1-2) at Washington (Lannan 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 3-6) at Pittsburgh (McPherson 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 8-1) at Miami (Jo. Johnson 8-12), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 15-6) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-6), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 8-9) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 1-2), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 10-9) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-7), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 10-10) at Arizona (Cahill 11-11), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 4-4) at San Francisco (M.Cain 14-5), 10:15 p.m. Thursdays Games Houston at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m.Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.San Diego at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.Colorado at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m.L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 7:05 p.m.FOOTBALLAP Top 25 games Thursday No. 24 Boise State vs. BYU, 9 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Alabama vs. Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m. No. 2 LSU at Auburn, 7 p.m.No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 22 Arizona, 10:30 p.m. No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 10 Clemson, 8 p.m. No. 5 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 7:45 p.m.No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Kansas State, 7:30 p.m. No. 7 South Carolina vs. Missouri, 3:30 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia vs. Maryland, Noon No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Michigan, 7:30 p.m. No. 13 Southern Cal vs. California, 6 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. Kentucky, 12:21 p.m. No. 16 Ohio State vs. UAB, NoonNo. 17 TCU vs. Virginia, NoonNo. 19 UCLA vs. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Louisville at FIU, 7 p.m.No. 21 Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m. No. 23 Mississippi State vs. South Alabama, 7 p.m. No. 25 Nebraska vs. Idaho State, 3:30 p.m.NFL schedule Thursdays Game N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 8:20 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421%632576$*$7( GOLF REPORTS QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff Miller scores hole-in-one Young Guns win MGA Cup World Golf Ranking 1. Rory McIlroy NIr 12.932. Tiger Woods USA 9.543. Luke Donald Eng 9.184. Lee Westwood Eng 7.445. Adam Scott Aus 6.43 6. Jason Dufner USA 6.137. Bubba Watson USA 6.118. Webb Simpson USA 6.019. Justin Rose Eng 5.8710. Steve Stricker USA 5.7711. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 5.6912. Dustin Johnson USA 5.51 13. Keegan Bradley USA 5.4314. Matt Kuchar USA 5.4215. Phil Mickelson USA 5.1816. Zach Johnson USA 5.1417. Gr. McDowell NIr 4.9618. Brandt Snedeker USA 4.9619. Sergio Garcia Esp 4.87 COURTESY PHOTOCYSA debuts girls 10-under teamColumbia Youth Soccer Association began the fall travel season with a home game featuring the first girls 10-under premier travel team. Other CYSA te ams this fall are a girls 12-under travel team, a boys 10-under premier team, a boys 12-und er team, two coed 14-under teams, a girls 16-under team and a boys 19-under premier tou rnament team. Members of the girls 10-under premier team are (front row, from left) Alexandra Lower, Dakota Strand, Amber Hayes and Emylee Schaffer. Second row (from left) are Elle Moss, Alexis Everett, Zoey Moss and Ryley Albury. Back row coaches (from left) are Christy Everett, Scott Everett and Jared Albury. Steve Sabol dies at 69By RACHEL COHENAssociated PressNEW YORK NFL Films President Steve Sabol, half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting and mythologized pro football into the countrys favorite sport, died Tuesday from brain cancer. He was 69. In March 2011, Sabol was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain after being hospitalized for a seizure. He started working with his father, Ed NFL Films founder in 1964, and they introduced a series of innovations now taken for granted today, from slow-motion replays to sticking microphones on coaches and players. Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement from the league confirming Sabols death. Steves passion for football was matched by his incred-ible talent and energy. Steves legacy will be part of the NFL forever. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we look at football and sports, and a great friend. Ed Sabol was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year. The two received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003. Steve Sabol has also received the Pete Rozelle Award, presented each year to someone who made an outstanding contribution to professional football. In 2007, the Hall of Fame honored him with the Dan Reeves Pioneer Award.
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PG-13 Inside the NFL (N) Inside NASCAR (N) Weeds Its Time Inside the NFL SWIM: Columbia defeats Wildcats Continued From Page 1B CHS: Tigers overcoming adversity Continued From Page 1Band we moved up Timothy Mallard from the junior varsity to give us depth. If were moving guys up to the varsity, its for a reason and thats they can help us. Allen pointed out Drew Clark and Dugan Dotson as other players that have stepped up their involvement with the Tigers defense. But one player that definitely made a difference in last weeks 55-14 win against Buccholz High was Bryan Williams. Theres no better example than Bryan Williams, Allen said. After his per-formance Friday, hes only going to get better with the more snaps he takes. We made an adjustment to move Ben Kuykendall over to strong safety and he was also playing just as big. Of course the Tigers will only get better given the added depth once players begin to return from injury. With the 7 p.m. contest in Jacksonville on Friday and Ocalas Vanguard High to round out a four-game road stretch, the Tigers are shooting for that to happen against defending district champion Ridgeview High on Oct. 5. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida quarterback Jeff Driskel looks for an open rece iver in a game earlier this season. Driskel making progress for FloridaBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Quarterback Jeff Driskel wasnt even sure he would play in Floridas season opener. Three weeks later, he has locked down the start-ing job, been named the Southeastern Conferences offensive player of the week and drawn compari-sons to Tim Tebow. Yes, that Tebow. Driskel made significant strides while winning both starts at Texas A&M and at Tennessee and showed why the 14th-ranked Gators (3-0, 2-0 SEC) picked him over Jacoby Brissett following the season opener. He has completed 71 percent of his passes for 495 yards, with three touch-downs and no turnovers, heading into Saturdays game against Kentucky (1-2). He also has 113 yards rushing, creating as many big plays with his feet as his right arm. Hes grown up tremendously in the past couple weeks, offensive lineman Kyle Koehne said. You could tell last week he was more comfortable sitting in the pocket and check-ing his reads and stuff. I just think every week hes going to keep getting bet-ter and better. His coaches agree. Hes just starting to see the whole picture, offen-sive coordinator Brent Pease said. Hes under-standing what defenses are doing to him, how the moving parts are going to take place at the snap of the ball. (His) anticipation is much better. Before, he might have been waiting for things to happen, hop-ing for his receivers to get there. Now, hes seeing his receivers get open, know-ing what zones theyre get-ting into, seeing the man matchups before they actu-ally happen. Coach Will Muschamp said he always felt like Driskel had the potential to be successful. But proving it on the field, especially on the road in the SEC, is easier said than done. Driskel, though, has made progress in every game this season. Coming off the bench in the opener, he completed 10 of 16 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. He looked uncertain at times, but settled down late and found Frankie Hammond on a 50-yard, catch-and-run play that sealed the victory. Muschamp named Driskel the starter two days later, and the following week against the Aggies, the sophomore completed 13 of 16 for 162 yards. It wasnt all pretty, though. Driskel was sacked eight times in that one, and the coaches blamed him for six of them. He vowed to have been pocket presence last week in Knoxville and did, completing 14 of 20 passes for 219 yards and two scores. He also ran for 81 yards in the 37-20 victory, earning the leagues offensive player of the week honor. He had several key plays, none more memorable than the 23-yard TD pass to Jordan Reed near the end of the third quarter. Driskel had two defenders in his face, but still managed to hit Reed in stride while throw-ing off his back foot. The game has slowed down for him, Muschamp said. Hes able to anticipate things more. Hes able to see things more. He under-stands a little bit more about coverage concepts. Theres so many things in the learn-ing process of being a young player, but even more so at that position because youve got to understand how the other 10 are working on that side of the ball and also have a great understanding of whats happening on defense. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Joana Mata takes a breath while competi ng in the 200 free on Tuesday. first year, so I thought they did pretty well consider-ing that, Columbia head coach Mary Kay Mathis said. Overall, we had some of our best times and a couple of double winners. Sarah Woodfield did a very nice job for us today as well as Hannah Burns and Lindsay Lee. We have a lot of newbies this year and theyre also doing a great job. Other Columbia swimmers that finished in the top three were: Joana Mata (200 free), Randal Soltis (200 free), Aleena Fields (200 IM), Kelcey Mclean (50 free), Randal Soltis (50 free), Jordan Morrill (50 free), Brianna Pope (100 butterfly), Reilly Morse (100 freestyle), Finley (100 freestyle), Micheala Polhamus (500 free), Silva (500 free), Courtney Britt (100 backstroke), Mata (100 backstroke), Sydney Morse (100 breaststroke), Reilly Morse (100 breast-stroke) and Morrill (100 breaststroke). Columbia travels to Ridgeview to take on the Panthers and Baker County at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Jacksonville. Allmendinger reinstated after NASCAR suspensionBy JENNA FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The first phase of his comeback complete, an optimistic AJ Allmendinger is ready to get on with his life. Hes hopeful that includes another job in rac-ing. Allmendinger on Tuesday was reinstated by NASCAR, which said he successfully completed its rehabilitation program after testing positive for a banned sub-stance. The process took a little over two months, and Allmendinger said he learned a lot about himself while participating in the Road to Recovery pro-gram. I knew I didnt have a problem, I knew it was a one-time mistake, Allmendinger told The Associated Press Im going to use the word educat-ed because I feel like I was educated on a lot of things and a lot of things about myself. I just needed to get my priorities straight and my life straightened out. And learn to be happy as a person away from the race track, he added. If you are not happy away from the race track, you arent going to be happy at the race track. So much of what I was doing at the race track was dictating the person I was.
DEAR ABBY: My daughter Anissa is 3 and has an older cousin, Billy, on my fiances side who is 5. Billy has been caught on several occasions showing his manhood to little girls, and we recently found out he took Anissa into a pop-up tent and showed her as well. This was not on my watch, because I dont feel comfortable leaving them alone together. After I learned about the incident, I was told that Billy had done this with another cousin and told her it was a secret and not to tell. Abby, as far as I know, Billy was spoken to at great length and repri-manded after the first few occurrences, but he con-tinues to do this, it seems, at every opportunity he gets. Is this normal behavior for boys? I think the parents are burying their heads in the sand. They get defensive when the subject is brought up. Personally, all I can do is keep Anissa within arms reach when Billy is around. What do you think? -NOT ON MY WATCH DEAR NOT: I think thats intelligent. Although children are naturally curious when they learn theres a difference between boys and girls (hence the genesis of play-ing doctor), Billy appears to be overly preoccupied. Because he is telling the girls to keep what hes doing a secret, he knows he is doing something wrong. Repeated naughty actions can be corrected only if there are conse-quences for them, and it appears a lengthy talking-to and a reprimand havent gotten through to the child. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I need your assistance resolving an awkward situation. I have noticed other women experiencing wardrobe malfunctions. In each instance, they were oth-erwise tastefully dressed but seemingly unaware of the sheerness of their clothing. For example, one was wearing white slacks through which the pat-terned fabric of her under-wear could be seen clearly. Is there a polite way to alert them of the problem, or is it better to say nothing? Most of these women were strangers, but I couldnt think of tactful wording even when it hap-pened to a friend. -JUST TRYING TO HELP DEAR JUST TRYING: If its a friend, say, Honey, I can see the pattern of your underwear through your slacks, and it will probably be appreciated. However, if its a stranger, keep your comment to yourself because it prob-ably wont be. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My late partner and I had match-ing wedding rings, as we had a civil marriage. Since my partners death, I have met someone else. We have become a couple and also want to have a civil same-sex marriage. Do you think it would be wrong to use the same wedding rings I had with my first partner? Im not sure how I feel about it and need some input. -ALLEN IN FLORIDA DEAR ALLEN: Far more important than what I think about it is what your significant other thinks. Personally, I would retire the rings from your former marriage and start with new ones. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Discretion and modera-tion will help you stick to your goals. Find a creative way to do something for less and you will not only feel satisfied, but also make an impression on someone who can help you get ahead in the future. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Reconsider sharing a secret. Its important to protect your ideas from someone who has the potential to revise what youve done and take cred-it for your hard work. A personal situation mustnt be allowed to cloud your vision. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take time to fix up your digs or to improve your relationship with someone you care about. Talks will lead to solu-tions, and sharing your plans will help you move things along much faster and more efficiently. Avoid parting with your cash. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dont let tempta-tion lead you down the wrong path. Think matters through to the end before you make a change that is irreversible. A physical or emotional problem will develop if you dont take care of personal responsi-bilities. Stick to the truth. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Dont expect anything from anyone and you wont be disappointed. Someone you deal with daily will be impatient and cause prob-lems for you. A change of location or routine will help you see personal issues clearer. Avoid con-frontations. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Interact with people from different back-grounds or those who can offer a different perspec-tive on a situation you face. A personal problem will develop if you dont take care of pressing matters quickly. A past incident will come back to haunt you. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Remember the past before you delve into a situation that possesses a similar consequence. Open talks will help you avoid problems when you exe-cute your plans. Love and romance are highlighted and will enhance your life and things you do. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will be emotional and must find a way to channel your energy into a creative project that will temper jealousy or resentment. There is no chance to win if you are busy being revengeful. Your success is your best recourse. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Avoid secrets and excessive behavior. Protect what you have and go after what you want with knowledge, wisdom and truth. Changes you make at home will improve your personal life and the relationships you have with those you love. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Dont let money issues come between you and a friend. Discuss matters openly in order to maintain equality. Disagreements will lead to disappointments and wont resolve pending prob-lems. Solutions will only come through responsible actions. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Take a wait-and-see approach when dealing with others or picking up skills that can help you advance. Everyone deserves a chance to express an opinion. A mon-eymaking investment or project will help ease finan-cial stress. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Gear up and get ready to make headway. Focus on contracts, agreements and pending legal prob-lems. Make your move and you will gain back some of the losses you experienced in the past. Push someone who can influence your options. +++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Little-boy flasher tries to cover up his exposure Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ServicesBack Hoe, Dozer, Chopping, root raking, bush hog, seeding, sod, disking, site prep, ponds & irrigation. Free Est! 386-623-3200 MOW4 YOUR $$$ Why Pay More. No Contract. Senior Discount. Free Estimate. Call 386-365-6228 Roof Repairs Shingles, Metal, and Flat Decks. Starting at $50.00. Contact Roger at 386-365-4185 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIA, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No.12-203-CPIN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM WESLEYWORKSDeceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of William Wesley Works, deceased, whose date of death was July 2, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 7903, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Pro-bate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. the names and addresses of the personal representa-tive and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is September 12, 2012.Personal Representative:-sJean B. WorksJean B. Works120 SE Crow CourtLake City, Florida 32025Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:-sJohn E. NorrisJohn E. NorrisAttorney for Jean B. WorksFlorida Bar Number: 058998Norris & Norris, P.A.253 NWMain Blvd.Lake City, FL32055Telephone: (386) 752-7240Fax: (386)752-1577E-Mail:email@example.comSeptember 12, 19, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIAC COUN-TY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2012-86-CATD BANK, N.A.,Plaintiff,vs.FIRSTKOREAN BAPTISTCHURCH, INC.,Defendant.NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALENOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that the real property located in Columbia County, Florida described as fol-lows:Lot 1 of West Meadows Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof record-ed in Plat Book 6, Page 208, Public records of Columbia County, Flori-da.shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-closure rendered in the above styled action dated September 4, 2012, at the Columbia County Courthouse, in Lake City, Columbia County, Flori-da, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to the best and highest bidder for cash.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTH-ER THAN THE PROPERTYOWN-ER AS F THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.WITNESS my hand and official seal n the State and County aforesaid this 4th day of September, 2012.05534755September 12, 19, 2012 NOTICE OFSUSPENSIONTO: Francisco E. CabanCase No: 201203627ANotice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen-sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services, Division of Licens-ing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahas-see, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publi-cation, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the De-partment will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05534564September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2012-98-CATD BANK, N.A.Plaintiff,vs.WILLIAM KIRK KOON and SAN-DRACONNELL, f/k/a SANDRALEE KOON.Defendants.NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALENOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that the real property located in Columbia County, Florida, described as fol-lows:PARCEL1:Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, being more particularly described as fol-lows: For Point of Beginning com-mence at the Northeast Corner of said Northwest 1/4, thence run South 012324 West along the east line of said Northwest 1/4, a distance of 2586.07 feet to the Southeast Corner of said Northwest 1/4; Thence run North 890652 West along the south line of said Northwest 1/4, a distance of 1307.68 feet; Thence run North 002518 West a distance of 827.23 feet; Thence run North 301512 East, a distance of 161.45 feet; Thence run North 075010 East a distance of 186.69 feet; Thence run North 241604 West, a distance of 176.24 feet; Thence run North 022352 East, a distance of 1265.89 feet to the North line of said Section 5; Thence run South 892804 East along said North line, a distance of 1289.08 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 77.11 acres, more or less.TAX PARCELNO.: 05-7S-16-04138-003AndPARCEL2:The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 and the West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 34. Township 6 South, Range 17 East, Columbia County, Florida.TAX PARCELNO.: 34-6S-17-09850-000shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-closure rendered in the above styled action dated September 4, 2012 at the Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, to the best and highest bid-der for cash.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.WITNESS my hand and official seal n the State and County aforesaid this 4th day of September, 2012.DeWitt CasonClerk of CourtBy:-sB. ScippioDeputy Clerk05534752September 12, 19. 2012 REGISTRATION OFFICTITIOUS NAMESWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession carried on under the name of SCRUBBIN BUBBLEZ CLEAN-ING SERVICE, P.O. BOX 3781, LAKE CITY, FL32056 Contact Phone Number: (386) 590-2897 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: CRYSTALWILLIAMSExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ CRYSTALWILLIAMSSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of September, A.D. 2012.by:/s/ DEBORAH E. BLACKWELL05534904SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 REGISTRATION OFFICTITIOUS NAMESWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession carried on under the name of BABYQTQUILTZ, 210 SWAINSLEYGLEN, LAKE CITY, FL32024Contact Phone Number: (386) 243-8293 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: KELLIE REEVESExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ KELLIE REEVESSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 17th day of September, A.D. 2012.by:/s/ KATHLEEN A. RIOTTO05534904SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 11-419-CATD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, as successor by merger with CNB National Bank,Plaintiff,vs.STEVEN K. STAFFORD, JR., et al.Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated 5/17/2012 entered in Civil Case No. 11-419-CAof the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is Plain-tiff and STEVEN K. STAFFORD, Jr.; et al., are Defendant(s).I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Columbia County Court-house 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Courtroom 1, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 24TH day of October, 2012 the following described proper-ties as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:Parcel 1Begin at the Southeast corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida and run thence North 012256 East along the East line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said section 25, 625.47 feet to a point on the Southerly right of way line of the Seaboard Air Line Rail-road; thence North 874333 West along said South right of way line 404.73 feet; thence South 0045'00 East, 658.99 feet to a point on the South line of the northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 25; thence North 8733'00 East, along said South line, 411.52 feet to the Point of Beginning.Parcel 1 Street address: 4 Coleman Lane, Lake City, Florida 33025Parcel 2Apart of the Lot 27 of Brady Park an unrecorded plat in Section 25, Township 3 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, being more particularly described as fol-lows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Section 25, and run thence South 8733'00 West along the South line of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of said Sec-tion 25, 67.19 feet; thence South 010720 East, 21.56 feet; thence North 7747'28 East, 68.45 feet to a point on the West line of the South-west 1/4 of said Section 25; thence North 010719 West along said West line, 9.96 feet to the Point of Beginning.Parcel 2 Street address: 371 NWBrady Circle, Lake City, Florida 33025Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of thedate of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.DATED this 21th day of August, 2012.P. DeWITTCASONClerk of Circuit CourtBy: B. ScippioDeputy ClerkDaniel S. Mandel, Esq.DANIELS. MANDEL, P.A.Attorneys for Plaintiff2700 N. Military Trail, Ste. 355Boca Raton, FL33431Tel: (561) 826-1740Fax: (561) 826-174105534703September 12, 19, 2012 NOTICE OFSUSPENSIONTO: Brian A. SeamerCase No: 201201003ANotice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen-sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services, Division of Licens-ing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahas-see, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publi-cation, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the De-partment will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05534566September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 NOTICE OFSUSPENSIONTO: Dale L. WilliamsCase No: 201202656ANotice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen-sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services, Division of Licens-ing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahas-see, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publi-cation, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the De-partment will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05534565September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. _12-193-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFRUBEN HOWARD THOMAS, III,deceased.NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS The administration of the estate of RUBEN HOWARD THOMAS, III, deceased, whose date of death was March 18, 2012; File Number 12-193-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal rep-resentative's attorney are set forth be-low.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is: September 12, 2012Personal Representative:/s/ Paula Terrell ThomasPAULATERRELLTHOMAS173 NWMaxmore DriveLake City, Florida 32055Attorneys for Personal Representa-tive:FEAGLE & FEAGLE, ATTOR-NEYS, P.A./s/ Mark E. FeagleMARK E. FEAGLEFlorida Bar No. 0576905153 NE Madison StreetPost Office Box 1653Lake City, Florida 32056-1653386/752-7191386/758-095005534729September 12, 19, 2012 PUBLIC NOTICEON REQUESTFOR PROPOSALRFP-2012-01Sealed proposals will be accepted by the City of Live Oak, Florida, 101 S.E. White Avenue, Live Oak, Flori-da 32064 until September 28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. for:AUDITSERVICESRFPdocuments may be viewed on the City website http://www .cityofliveoak.or g ; or by contacting jgill or by phone (386) 362-2276.05534865September 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2012 020Lost & Found FOUND: PLOTTHOUND Call 904 259 4134 or 904 259 4129 To ID 060Services Bankruptcy/Divorce/Resumes Other Court Forms Assistance 18 years Exp./ Reasonable 386-961-5896 8 a.m.8 p.m. 100Job Opportunities05534315The Lake City Reporter, a five-day daily in North Florida, seeks an outgoing individual to join our outside sales team. This person should be self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed and possess an enthusiastic personality. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. To apply for this position please send resume to Josh Blackmon Advertising Directorjblackmon@lakecityreporter.com Lifeguard Ambulance Services has an immediate opening for an ASE Certified General Service/ Maintenance Technician in our Lake City, FLoperation. Lifeguard offers a team culture, opportunities for advancement, competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package. For details about this opportunity call 386-487-0387 or Email HR@LifeguardAmbulance.com 100Job Opportunities05534754EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for a Maintenance Technician III. This is highly skilled work at the journeyman level performing in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, general maintenance and other types of repair at various county buildings. The employee is responsible for several aspects of general maintenance in those skilled trades to include the planning, assigning and taking part in the work of a group of employees engaged in a variety of routine maintenance, housekeeping and similar tasks. Duties require the exercise of some independent judgment in planning work methods, scheduling work assignments and reviewing the work of subordinates. Minimum Training: High school graduate or its equivalent, at least 18 years of age plus five (5) years journeyman level experience in general maintenance work to include one (1) year experience in housekeeping or similar custodial work and one (1) year supervisory experience. Possession of valid Florida Drivers License required, CDLClass B preferred. Salary: $16.84 per hour plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, & criminal history check. Applications available at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055, (386)719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139, or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com. Deadline for receiving applications: 09/28/2012. Columbia County is an AA/EEO/ADA/VP employer. 05534894Position: Class A Delivery Driver Applicants must be at least 21 years old with clean driving record. NO Felonies or misdemeanors. This is an account to account delivery not over road position. Apply within and please no phone calls. North Florida Sales 467 SWRing Ct Lake City, Fl 32025 05534918HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake Citys only full service hotel is seeking the following : BartenderP/TWeekendsMust have Experience Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. APClerk Desirable: Previous Exp. as an APClerk using Great Plains to process payables. Responsibilities include :Review all invoices and match to supporting POs-receivers.Review all of employee expense reports and verify in accordance with company policy.Enter invoices into accounting system and cut checks weekly.Maintain vendor, open PO and unmatched receivers files. Communicate directly with company vendors in regards to billing issues. Send reply to Box 05095, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 Full Time Sales Position Available For Motivated Individual. Paid Vacation with potential for High Earnings.Sales Experience a Must. Fax Resume to 386-754-1999. PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 6B 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT Coupe 2D, 5 speed manual trans. 43,000 actual miles. Good condition. $9,500 KBB-$10,093 386-466-7778 1997 Chevy Z-71 4x4 New transmission, new AC, toolbox, seat covers. Excellent condition. $7,600 obo 386-755-1559 2004 Ford F350 Dually Lariat, crew cab, 61,000 miles. $17,500 Reduced-obo 386-755-0653 1996 Dodge Caravan Running really good. Cold A/C. Moving must sell. $2,000 386-752-9866 For Sale ByAUCTION2,400 SF HOME ON 40 ACRES2BR/1.5BA, large open oor plan, gorgeous land, mature timber, camellias, azaleas, magnolias, fruit trees, etc. large sun room, shed, workshop, barn, over 1,400 sf of porch space, 2 wells, 2 septics, plus much more! Auction held on site 18943 128th Street, Live Oak, FLSat., Sept. 29 @ 12 PMOPEN from 11AM Sale DayCall 352-519-3130 for more infoFor Details Visit Our Website Michael Peters 352-519-3130 100Job OpportunitiesMECHANIC General purpose for used vehicles Farm Equip., & Misc. Contact 386-755-6481. Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Required. Current Experience preferred send resume to: 250 NW Main Blvd. #1254, LC, FL32056 Medical Office Manager Experience required, send resume, three references to: 250 NWMain Blvd., #1254, Lake City, FL32056 Part Time CDLDriver Branford Area. CLEAN Driving Record, minimum of 2 years experience, & Clean Appearance. Drug Free Workplace. Call 386-935-1705 Sales Position Available for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Toyota Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 Small historic non-denominational church with a heart for children is seeking a pianist for Sunday services. Please contact 904-259-4194 if interested. TEACHER WANTED For progressive, Christian K-12 school. Bachelors Degree preferred may be waived with appropriate experience. Send resume to: pgorman@NewGenerationSchool. or g or fax to 386-758-5597 Temporary Full time Maintenance Experience Necessary in Drywall Repair, Floor Tile, Painting, and Finish Carpentry. $9.36 Per Hour Apply in person @ Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 East Helvenston Street S.E. Live Oak, FL32064 EOE/V/D/M/F 120Medical Employment05534892RN Unit Manager Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the following position: Full time RN Unit Manager Competitive Salary and Excellent benefits package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 Fax resume to 386-752-8556 EOE 240Schools & Education05534919Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class12/24/2012 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-11/05/12 LPN 03/11/13 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 330Livestock & SuppliesTRI-COLOR PAINT 8 YR Old Geilding $500.00 or Best Offer 386-365-6228 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture Ashley Glen Eagle round cocktail table.wood/vaneer brown cherry finish.20X40X40. Exc cond $100 OBO 386-754-4094 430Garage Sales Moving Sale Sept. 20th, 21st & 22nd, 8am-? 698 SE Llewellyn Ave Lake City, FL32025 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05534907GUNSHOW: 09/22 & 09/23 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. Sat 9am4pm Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 FridgidAire 10-12 Cup. ft. UprightFreezer, 6 mth old Great Condition $200 Contact 386-292-3927 Husqvarna15 HPEng. Runs Great. $457 OBO Contact 386-292-3927 Kenmore Frost Free Refrigerator, White, In good working condition. $200 Contact 386-292-3927 440Miscellaneous Large capacity Kenmore Dryer Runs Great. $175 OBO Contact 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRentLARGE CLEAN 2 & 3 bdms CH/A5 Points Area. Also 3 bdrm Westside. 1st + Deposit Required. No Pets. 961-1482 Palm Harbor Village New 2012 30x76 4bd/3ba $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 640Mobile Homes forSale(1) Only New Jacobsen Triplewide 42x64 Only $99,995 Del & Set with Air. Beautiful Home. North Pointe of Gainesville. 352-872-5566 2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. 3BR/2BA28X64 in a great location, a lot of upgrades, fireplace. Only $2,500 down $399 a month. Call Paula at 386-752-1452 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 4BD/2BADWMH on 4 acres Owner Financing Available. 386-623-3404 or 386-623-3396 5 LIKENew Mobile Homes!!! For under $30,000. MUSTSEE Call John T. 386-752-1452 575 CREDITSCORE? New 3/2 or 4/2 doubles. Your Approved with 10% down. Call for details. North Pointe 352-872-5566 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide 09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail email@example.com BANK REPOS Several to choose from. Singles or Doubles. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville 352-872-5566. Coming in Daily and Selling Fast. BIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 4/2 Jacobsen Super Sale $43,935 inc delivery and set up. Just 5 per month at this low price! Gainesville Hwy 441 Near Home Depot 352-872-5566. Saturday till 6 PM Sunday 10-3 BIGGESTSALEEVER 13 Jacobsen Display Models reduced for Fast Sale! North Pointe Homes, 352-872-5566 Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Results Realty, MH on 10 acres. Most property cleared. 2 car covered carport. Huge Deck. $77,900 MLS#79417 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty, Nice Lg home on 1 Ac., 4BR/2B Open kitchen & Fla. Room, beautiful yard, $129,000 MLS# 77292 LAND ANDHOME Attention land owners with good credit. No Money Down and Low Fixed Rates and Low Fees. Lets Deal! North Pointe Homes, Gainesville 352-872-5566 MUSTSEE 2013 2x6 walls, R30 insulation, OSB wrap, house wrap, real wood cabinets, and thermal pain windows. Payment $399 per month call John T386-752-1452. THIS MONTHSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 3/2 $32,500 Factory Direct Price! Only 3 left at this low price. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! WANTED CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 650Mobile Home & LandColdwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Mobile Home Park on 19 Ac. Home, single & double wides. Needs TLC MLS #81507, $189,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Home on 5+ Ac. 3BR/2.5B, Lg Kitchen spacious L.R. M.Suite bath with 2 closets. MLS #81630, $219,900 Hallmark Real Estate APlace to Plat Stretch out & enjoy manufactured home on 1.9 acres. 2 bedroom w/ CH/A. $54,000 Call Nate Sweat 386-628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate HUD Home in Trenton! $40,000! 3/2, Needs Handyman www.hudhomestore.com Case #091-381778 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark Real Estate HUD Home in Trenton! $40,000! 3/2, Needs Handyman www.hudhomestore.com Case #091-381778 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Ownerfinance 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $650 mth.386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3BR/2B, 1860 sqft. features DW on 5 acres plus above ground pool. MLS#80543 $125,000. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05534348Weve got it all!WINDSONG APTS 2/2 $5363/2 $573 *Free afterschool program386-758-8455 1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. New Carpet $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apts for rent in Live Oak. Call for price. Contact 386-623-3404 & 386-362-9806 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2/1 1300 sqft, duplex w/ gargage. totally refurbished,W/D hook up, CH/A, $680 mth Lease Req. 386-965-2407 or 386-758-5881 2BR/2BAw/garage 5 minutes from VAhospital and Timco. Call for details. 386-365-5150 3BD/2BAfenced yard, CH/A Close to Shopping $700 mth & $700 dep. Contact 386-344-2170 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com Brandywine Apartments Now Renting 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A. 386-752-3033 W. Grandview Ave. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD Number 1-800-955-8771 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Great area West of I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus Security. 386-438-4600 or 386-965-5660 Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com Gorgeous, Lake View Convenient location. 2br/1ba Apartment. CH/A$450. mo $500 dep. No pets. 386-344-2170 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com TENANTS DREAM Newly remodeled, 2bd/1ba duplex w/ w/d hook up. Must see.Call for details 386-867-9231 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 720Furnished Apts. ForRentRooms forRent Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRentCute 2bd / 1ba home. CH/A, Pets approved. $500 mth & $500 dep. Contact 386-344-2170 ForLease ,3Br/2bth DWon ten acres S.of Columbia City.Contact At 727-289-2172 $850.00 mo.$500.00 security. Small 1 bedroom house, SR-47 S. Near I-75. $400 month + deposit. Call 755-5625 Leave Message 750Business & Office RentalsForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. Weekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 805Lots forSale Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty, Small home on corner lot with 3 Fenced yards. Needs TLC. MLS # 81204 $26,900 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty Lot on Suwnnee. Lot has well & anerobic septic system. Stairway down to dock. Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Results Realty, Nice vacant lot in Desirable river Community, MLS #73268 $15,000 LOVELIESTLOT 1/2 Located in the Newest section of Plantation S/D 598 NWSavannah Drive. Call 386-397-6316 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 05 Brick 3/2/2 3rd garage or shop, fenced, Call for more information 186,800 417-396-2134 Ready to sell make us an offer 810Home forSale ACCESS REALTY Gorgeous views 3bd/3ba on Lake Montgomery. Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi.MLS 81438 $249,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTYTwo story 1895 Victorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTYSpacious 4 bd/3ba Cypress Lake w/ 3643 sqft 1.25 acres on lake. Vaulted ceilings. MLS 81314 $279,900. Patti Taylor386-623-6896 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Contempary with Amenities open great room Lg Master Suite, 3BR/2B MLS# 81538 $103,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Immaculate Log home. 11Acres, Open great room, 3BD/2B over 2100 sq ft. MLS# 78237 $247,500 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BD/2B, 1971 sq ft. Wood Floors. Vaulted Ceilings, Fenced. MLS# 79567 $165,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Brick 3BD/2B, Lg Spacious rooms, Split Floor Plan, Lot on Lake. Master has Whirlpool tub. MLS# 76769 $210,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Almost 5.25 acres, 3BD/2B, Lg Living w/ separate Dining Room, Screened patio. MLS# 81340 $137,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 4BD/3B, over 2500 sqft, Maple Cabinets, Solid surface Countertops, Fireplace & More. MLS# 81239 $203,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Elaine Tolar755-6488 Home in Crest Pointe. 3BR/2B, dining & Breakfast nook. Motivated seller. MLS #81426, $149,900 Coldwell BankerBishop RealtySherry Ratliff 365-8414 Walk to Sante Fe River. 4 Ac, RVw/ great porch, 2 car carport, lots of plants MLS# 81060, $74,900. Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Neil Holton 984-5046 Well Maintained, good access to every where, quality construction. MLS# 81536, $159,000 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Stately older home on 39 + Ac within City limits. 6BR/3.5B MLS# 76111, $994,000 Hallmark Real Estate 3/2 Home South of town w/tile flrs, lush bdrm carpets, updated baths & fixtures, $99,900 MLS 81229 Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark Real Estate Just Reduced! Brick 3/2 home on one acre Backyard fenced, sprinklersystem $114,900 MLS 80332 Call Jay Sears 386-867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate Pool & Lakefront Home on 7.95 acres. 30 X 60 workshop guest house, 4 bdrms-3-1/2 bths. MLS 80554. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Two story, tons of sq footage, BR upstairs, 2 full BA, 2 car carport $124,900. MLS#80555 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3BR/2B DWMH on 5.1 acres. 1984 sqft, 2 car carport $124,900. MLS#80903 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 6.45 Acres of investment property on Suwannee, Consist of 3 lots, Pool Barn. MLS# 77414 $75,000. REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Fabulous L.C. Country Club 4/3 undergone some beautiful renovation. MLS# 78637 $159,900. REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 Arare sight 1 acre tract for Manufactured home close to springs. MLS# 79060 $11,500. 820Farms & AcreageACCESS REALTY10 acre square tract, High & Dry, O/F Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258 $39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY10 acre square tract, High & Dry, OF Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258$39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 ACCESS REALTY43.64 acres wooded acreage in N.Columbia County. Scenic & Private. MLS 74429 $89,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 830Commercial PropertyHallmark Real Estate Estate Sale Warehouse units on 5 acres in central location. Flexible sales terms or O/F. $279,000. Janet Creel 386-719-0382 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473, RESULTS REALTY, Great Investment on McFarlane Ave. 2 units with 2BR/1B, $230,000 MLS# 79271 870Real Estate WantedI Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale Fair Price 386-269-0605 951Recreational VehiclesRV1997 Pace Arrow (Fleetwood) 34 ft sleeps 6, Gen, New fuel Pump. Good Condition $13,000 OBO 386-965-0061 REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com rrrnr rrrnr rrrnr
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 1C Fall leaves brighter this year, Page 4C ASSOCIATED PRESS Sandy and Jerry Wiseman pose in the driveway with one of their two cars in Schaumburg, Ill. Jerry Wiseman and his wife, Sandy, took refresher driving classes to help them stay safe behind the wheel for many more years. More older drivers are on the road, and they face a hodgepodge of state licensing rules that reflect scientific uncertainty and public angst over a growing question: How can we tell if its time to give up the keys? Older drivers face confusing array of license laws By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org W ith lim ited trans portation options, hanging up the car keys for good is a huge loss of independence for area seniors. Across the county, older drivers face varying license laws. Its very hard on them, said Carol Shanklin, public relations representative for Columbia County Senior Services. While Senior Services provides transportation to the Lifestyle Enrichment Centers, shopping areas and medical appointments, the ability to drive where and when you want is a mark of independence, she said. Giving up driving is a dreaded decision that ranks among moving to an assist ed living center, Shanklin said. More older drivers are on the road than ever before, and an Associated Press review found they face a hodgepodge of state licensing rules that reflect scientific uncertainty and public angst over a grow ing question: How can we tell if its time to give up the keys? Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have some sort of older-age requirement for drivers licenses, ranging from more vision testing to making seniors renew their licens es more frequently than younger people. At what age? Thats literally all over the map. Maryland starts eye exams at 40. Shorter license renewals kick in anywhere from age 59 in Georgia to 85 in Texas. The issue attracted new attention when a 100-yearold driver backed over a group of schoolchildren in Los Angeles late last month. Thats a rarity, but with an imminent surge in senior drivers, the federal government is proposing that all states take steps to address what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the real and growing problem of older driver safety. Heres the conundrum: Birthdays dont kill. Health conditions do, said Joseph Coughlin, head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys AgeLab, which develops technolo gies to help older people stay active. Healthy older drivers arent necessarily less safe than younger ones, Coughlin points out. But many older people have health issues that can impair driving, from arthritis to dementia, from slower reflexes to the use of multiple medications. Theres no easy screening tool that licensing authori ties can use to spot people with subtle health risks. So some states use birthdays as a proxy for more scru tiny instead. Senior driving is a more complicated issue than headline-grabbing tragedies might suggest. Older drivers dont crash as often as younger ones. But they also drive less. About 60 percent of seniors voluntarily cut back, avoid ing nighttime driving or interstates or bad weath er, said David Eby of the University of Michigans Center for Advancing Safe Transportation throughout the Lifespan. Measure by miles driv en, however, and the crash rate of older drivers begins to climb in the 70s, with a sharper jump at age 80, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Only teens and 20somethings do worse. That rising risk reflects the challenge for families as they try to help older loved ones stay safe but still get around for as long as possible, which itself is DRIVING continued on 3C By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press WASHINGTON So much for silence from tele marketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day. Complaints to the gov ernment are up sharply about unwanted phone solicitations, raising ques tions about how well the federal do-not-call regis try is working. The big gest category of complaint: those annoying prerecord ed pitches called robocalls that hawk everything from lower credit card interest rates to new windows for your home. Robert Madison, 43, of Shawnee, Kan., says he gets automated calls almost daily from Ann, with credit services, offering to lower his interest rates. I am completely fed up, Madison said in an inter view. Ive repeatedly asked them to take me off their call list. When he chal lenges their right to call, the solicitors become com bative, he said. Madison, who works for a software company, says his phone number has been on the do-not-call list for years. Since he hasnt made any progress getting Ann to stop calling, Madison has started to file complaints about her to the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees the list. Amid fanfare from con sumer advocates, the fed eral do-not-call list was put in place nearly a decade ago as a tool to limit tele marketing sales calls to people who didnt want to be bothered. The registry has more than 209 million phone numbers on it. Thats a significant chunk of the country, considering that there are about 84 million residential customers with traditional landline phones and plenty more people with cellphone numbers, which can also be placed on the list. Telemarketers are sup posed to check the list at least every 31 days for numbers they cant call. But some are calling any way, and complaints about phone pitches are climb ing even as the number of telemarketers checking the registry has dropped dramatically. Government figures show monthly robocall com plaints have climbed from about 65,000 in October 2010 to more than 212,000 this April. More general complaints from people asking a telemarketer to stop calling them also rose during that period, from about 71,000 to 182,000. At the same time, fewer telemarketers are checking the FTC list to see which numbers are off limits. In 2007, more than 65,000 telemarketers checked the list. Last year, only about 34,000 did so. Despite those numbers, the FTC says the registry is doing an effective job fighting unwanted sales calls. Its absolutely working, Lois Greisman, associate director of the agencys marketing practices divi sion, said in an interview with The Associated Press. But, she said, the prolif eration of robocalls creates a challenge for us. Greisman said prere corded messages werent used as a major market ing tool in 2003, when the registry began. In part because of technology and in part because of greater competitiveness in the mar ketplace, they have become the marketing vehicle of choice for fraudsters, she said. For people trying to scam people out of their money, its an attractive option. With an autodialer, mil lions of calls can be blasted out in a matter of hours, bombarding people in a struggling economy with promises of debt assistance and cheap loans. Even if a consumer does not have a phone number on the donot-call list, robocalls are illegal. A 2009 rule specifi cally banned this type of phone sales pitch unless a consumer has given writ ten permission to a com pany to call. Political robocalls and automated calls from chari ties, or informational robo calls, such as an airline call ing about a flight delay, are exempt from the ban. But those exemptions are being abused, too, with consumers complaining of getting calls that begin as a legitimate call, say from a charity or survey. Complaints about automated calls up By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Cable networks are featuring a growing list of reality shows with outrageous characters who play up Southern ste reotypes, but few states can boast more programs than Louisiana and its reputa tion for rough-hewn, bluecollar casts. Georgia has Alana Thompson, the 7-year-old beauty pageant regular who stars in TLCs Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Alabama has Rocket City Rednecks who make moon shine-fueled rockets for fun in the National Geographic Channel series, and Florida is the site of A&Es Lady Hoggers, about women who wrestle and hunt wild boars. But Louisiana is home to a number of programs. Besides the alligator-wran gling Cajuns on Historys Swamp People, the bayou state now has a series about men who trap swamp rodents on Spike TVs Rat Bastards the second A is replaced by an asterisk in the shows logo and another about a family of duck-hunters who earn a living making duck calls and decoys on A&Es Duck Dynasty. Its a bastion of color ful, larger-than-life char acters that are authentic, unfiltered and live by their own rules, said Eliot Goldberg, executive pro ducer of CMTs Bayou Billionaires, which pre miered its second season Saturday. Goldberg, who is also CMTs senior vice presi dent for development and original programming, said the networks two highestrated TV series Bayou Billionaires and My Big Redneck Vacation are both filmed in Louisiana. The reason for Louisianas popularity is two-fold: Networks can take advantage of the states generous TV and film tax credit program and tap into a rich and colorful culture, said Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, La. boasts many Southernfocused reality shows ASSOCIATED PRESS This undated image released by CMT shows Kitten Dowden (left) and Gerald Dowden from the CMT series Bayou Billionaires. Few states can boast more reality shows than Louisiana, and the states specialty appears to be rough-hewn, blue-collar types. REALITY continued on 3C
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 By HELENA OLIVIERO The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ALPHARETTA, Ga. Donna McIntosh spends so much time at the hotel pool, some of her younger students think she lives there. McIntosh teaches les sons at the Holiday Inn Express in Alpharetta every day but Sunday. She keeps a purple suitcase with her, in case shes too tired to drive home after a long day of classes. Her life revolves around swimming. Shes the for mer director of the Dynamo swim school in Chamblee, one of the nations premier swimming clubs. One of her former students made it to the Olympic trials this year. Through the years, she guesses there have been others. Two of her three children are swim ming instructors. With a wet auburn ponytail, and towel draped over her petite frame, the blue-eyed woman from Cumming calls pools her happy place. But getting to this place followed terrifying moments in water, and in life. Few people know that McIntosh, a leader in the Atlanta swimming com munity, almost drowned as a teenager in rural Mississippi, sinking to the bottom of a muddy stream. A relative saved her life, but the panic took hold of her young life and nearly wouldnt let go. For most of her early life, she was so afraid of the water that she had dif ficulty showering. Some people fear the edge of a cliff or the con fines of an elevator. For McIntosh, it was anything to do with water. Even now, panic can set in if a student in the pool playfully pushes her head beneath the sur face. McIntosh learned to swim at age 35. The fear of water and the panic she experienced around it became her personal Everest. After years of run ning away, she resolved to conquer the fear that had defined her life for nearly 20 years. She never could have imagined how successful she would be, and how fac ing the thing that fright ened her the most would change her life and even save her marriage. McIntosh grew up poor in rural Mississippi. McIntoshs father died when she was just 7 years old. Her house didnt have running water or even a bathroom. Still, her moth er, who only completed the ninth grade, raised her daughters to believe they could do just about any thing including play bas ketball and go to college. At the same time, McIntoshs mother taught her daughters to avoid bod ies of water. She couldnt swim, and she repeated the warnings often: Dont go in the water. Its dangerous. You cant swim. All I learned about swim ming was to be afraid, McIntosh said. But one sticky summer day, McIntosh couldnt resist a cool dip in a nearby creek. She was 15 and fearless. She wouldnt push it. Shed get her feet wet, maybe let the water reach her waist. As she stood on the edge of a Mississippi creek, so inviting with its promise of relief from the heat, she didnt hesitate: She stepped in. And slipped. The creek closed over her head. Lying motionless with in arms length of the creeks edge, she could have reached dry land and pulled herself out. But she didnt. She froze. Her body sunk deeper. She barely moved as she surfaced for a moment. McIntosh held her breath, and went under the water again. Darkness sur rounded her. I am dying, she thought. McIntoshs brother-inlaw, Ricky Craft, a capable swimmer, was in the water a short distance away when he noticed McIntosh was in trouble. I was trying to help her and the water was over my head; and as I tried to help her, I felt like I was get ting in trouble myself, said Craft, some 40 years after the incident. And then, I somehow managed to get underneath her and, it was almost an accident, but she was almost sitting on my shoulder, and I was able to get my feet down and push her out of the water. McIntosh gasped for air. She was alive. Most people can survive only about two or three minutes of submersion. Drowning can happen very quickly. Without the constant flow of oxygen, people can lose conscious ness, suffer brain damage and die. McIntosh was OK physi cally. But mentally? Not long after Donna McIntosh married her husband, Michael, in 1978, they stayed at a hotel with a pool. Michael McIntosh was surprised his wife didnt just dive in. His wifes reluc tance didnt seem to fit her feisty, high-energy person ality. Though small in stat ure, she played basketball in college and preferred to play pickup games with men. She spoke her mind. She loved hiking and ziplining and even mused about skydiving. McIntosh thought he could teach his wife to swim. He moved his arms, kicked his legs and coaxed her to come in. I couldnt move, said McIntosh. I wanted to slap him. Her husband soon real ized he was ill-equipped to teach his bride to swim. I just thought you just jumped in and no big deal, he said. I didnt appreciate what was going on in her head and in her heart. McIntosh hurried out of the water, her phobia unabated. When Christopher, her first son, was born McIntosh developed yet another anxiety: would she transfer her fear of the water to him? Would he live his life afraid of stepping into a swimming pool, or even taking a bath? Whatever her own anxi eties, McIntosh wanted to break the cycle in her fam ily. She wouldnt tell her chil dren about her near-drown ing experience or about her water phobia. Her children, she was sure of it, would learn to swim. But she wasnt sure about herself. A fear overcome, a life unexpected Every year, about 3,500 people (or about 10 a day), drown in the United States, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drownings are the lead ing cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4. And for every child who drowns, another five receive emergency care for a near drowning, with many of these youngsters facing severe brain damage; some remain in a permanent veg etative state. If a parent does not know how to swim, there is only a 13 percent chance that a child in that household will learn how to swim, accord ing to one study. McIntosh signed up Christopher for swim les sons when he was 3 years old at a friends day care in Lilburn. At the pool, McIntosh stood behind the fence to watch the supervised les son unfold. And then she watched in horror as her son, fullyclothed, was tossed in the pool. He thrashed about. They threw my baby in the water, she said. I couldnt believe it. It was so terrible. I was standing behind a fence that seemed 10 feet high and I couldnt get to my baby. McIntosh didnt realize her son was enrolled in a water-survival program. Her son made it to the other side. But not without leaving him with a new fear of water. A couple years later, when Christopher started kindergarten, McIntosh decided to try swimming lessons again. But this time, she took the lead. I thought to myself: How can I expect him to get in the water at 5 if I cant at 35? said McIntosh. When McIntosh spot ted a swim school on her way home from school in Lilburn, she decided it was time. She called the swim school and enrolled in twice-weekly private les sons. I just thought, I have to bite the bullet and do this, she said. And once I make up mind to do something, I just do it. I was just petrified that the instructor would not be able to keep me from drowning, she said. McIntoshs swimming instructor, Henry Morrow, has taught thousands of people of all ages to swim. He remembers McIntosh well. She was scared to death, said Morrow, who is now a swim coach in Kansas City, Kan., in a recent interview. Morrow knew the only way he could get McIntosh to swim was to get her to relax. It was a gradual process. First, he got her comfortable in the water, beginning with her feet and working up to her waist. She kept coming back, he said. Even though she was scared to death. It was something she kept trying and something she would learn to do. At first, she needed somebody to hold her because of her fear and gradually I pulled away, and its something she got a feel for, like riding a bike. In the pool, McIntosh learned she could contain her fear. She liked that the water was clear and that she could see the bottom. When she swam freestyle, she started in the deep end and swam to the shallow end, knowing if she got tired and needed a break, shed be able to stand up in the water. She floated on her back. She learned the breast stroke and then the but terfly. She took lessons for close to a year. Her children joined swim teams at Dynamo Swim School. She was there so much, she took a job as a part-time receptionist. McIntosh finds her place as a teacher The job at Dynamo assumed greater urgency after her husband, Michael McIntosh, who had long suffered from depression, started to come undone in 1998. A computer programmer with his own consulting firm, hed travel out of state on assignments for weeks. Donna McIntosh, who was home-schooling her kids, couldnt reach her husband for days at a time. On multiple occasions, she had to travel to Mississippi and found him holed up in motels. He was getting nothing done, his mental state shifting wildly from the highs of mania to pro found hopelessness. Her family faced losing everything including their house. So in 1998, she approached her boss about teaching lessons. She had long taken advantage of her time at the pools. Shed shadowed swim instructors. She became a certified life guard and had read every manual she could find. Still, she was nervous about teaching others to swim. But she needed the money. From the very first day of teaching lessons, I felt like I had found my place, said McIntosh who briefly taught science after col lege. I felt like I had come home and I was doing what was meant to be. Gradually, she came to view the pool water not as something to be toler ated, but as something that made her feel good. She loved the feeling of buoy ancy and weightlessness in the water. She also loved the focus teaching swim lessons required. It allowed her to lock into something posi tive, while her husband struggled with mental ill ness. She also had a career, a way to support her and her children. In 2000, McIntosh became the director of Dynamos swim school. All my life, I believe God puts things in our life to help us grow, or survive, she said. I am not sure I could have made it without swimming. I would have survived for my kids, but I would not have been the best mother without swim ming. Her husband was even tually diagnosed with bipo lar disorder and now takes medication for his condi tion. McIntosh left Dynamo six years ago and now runs Swim with Donna Swim School. Many of her clients come to her to face their own fear of the water, while learning how to swim. McIntosh has learned that the deepest fears never go away entirely. To this day, McIntosh herself remains averse to swim ming in water that is dark or murky, such as lakes, the oceans even the muddy streams of her childhood. At the hotel pool in Alpharetta where she conducts her lessons, McIntosh tosses toys and dolls to make lessons fun for her younger students. She places orange sea crea tures at the bottom of the pool to help remind chil dren to take breaths while swimming freestyle. She pokes holes in pails and creates a waterfall effect to get kids comfortable with the sensation of water before getting them to put their heads under water. McIntoshs son, Andrew, recently turned to his mother for help teaching swimming lessons to a child with autism. The child was particularly averse to water getting in his ears, so he took it slow, singing songs, blowing bubbles. Before long, the child was enjoy ing the water and learning to swim. He now does backflips in the water, he said. McIntosh has also devel oped a special connection with adults who are afraid of the water and come to her later in life to learn how to swim. Cherie Anderson, 51, had been fearful of water since she was 7. She resolved to overcome her fear in part so that she could enjoy water activities with her husband. With nine lessons under her belt, Anderson has mastered getting in the water, floating on her back, and shes learning how to freestyle. She said its a lot to focus on kicking legs, taking breaths, turn ing her head. And shes trying to have a sense of humor about it. McIntosh, now 59, is sometimes moved to tears when she talks about her students learning to swim. And on a recent after noon, she looked at the shimmering clear waters of a chlorinated pool, and smiled. She has turned her great est fear into an enduring source of comfort. As she slips into the water, she pauses and says, Its like my cocoon. 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Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 3C&$&7 &$&7BY SUZETTE LABOYAssociated PressMIAMI Peanut is an 8-year-old orangutan and a star attraction at Miamis Jungle Island. These days shes also got a team of cancer doctors huddling around her, watching as the chemo drip flows into her veins. Peanut, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is not the first great ape to be treated for cancer like a human. An orangutan with advanced stage cancer at the National Zoo in Washington had sur-gery to remove a cancerous intestinal tumor in 2000. In 2009, two female gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo underwent radiation thera-py. All three cases involved much older apes, in their 30s or 40s, and all had to be euthanized. But while other animals are treated with chemo-therapy, its not common among orangutans. Dr. Ryan DeVoe, senior veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo where the two female gorillas lived, said he has found no record of other great apes being treated with chemo. But he also noted that many cases involving great apes with cancer are not reported or documented. DeVoe said another unique aspect of Peanuts case is that, unlike the older apes, she has age on her side for either being cured or at least experiencing remission and living normally and comfortably for a long period of time. The orangutan has been undergoing chemotherapy to treat the aggressive lym-phoma since August. Peanuts diagnosis came by chance when her veteri-nary team found she had an intestinal obstruction and further testing revealed the cancer. The private zoo had no board certified vet-erinary oncologist on staff and turned to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. A team there, along with UMs Division of Comparative Pathology, which specializes in wild-life, confirmed the diagno-sis and is now providing guidance for Peanuts treat-ment. Ive never had the same combination of fear and enthusiasm in one patient before, said Dr. Joseph Rosenblatt, one of the doc-tors treating Peanut. We dont know what to expect and yet were intensely curious and potentially hopeful that we can help the animal. Working on an orangutan is a first for Rosenblatt, who has never worked on an ani-mal larger than a mouse. When the animal looks at you in the eye, its both a sympathetic as well as a look that radiates intel-ligence, he said. Peanut has a fraternal twin named Pumpkin, a rar-ity in the animal kingdom. They are the youngest of six orangutans at Jungle Island and a hit with park visitors. Both are highly intelligent and have been taught to use sign language and an iPad to communi-cate with their trainers, but they have distinct person-alities. Peanut is welcom-ing and demanding, offer-ing her doctor a twig in return for his water bottle. Pumpkin is quiet and her hair hangs low over her forehead. Pumpkin has not been diagnosed with the disease. Rosenblatt said doctors chose a plan for treatment that has been most effec-tive in humans, adding that they are treating Peanuts lymphoma with slightly reduced doses in an effort not to overshoot. The pro-cess that might take four to five hours in a human takes about three hours in Peanut, who will get six doses 21 days apart unless her body cant handle it. Peanuts doctors caution against raising expectations about her future and how effective the treatments will be. They work very well in human beings, but we dont know if they will work as well in this setting, Rosenblatt said. Unlike humans, Peanut must be sedated for her treatments at an animal clin-ic in Miami. And although doctors know anesthesia causes nausea in animals, it is not clear if that or the chemo caused Peanut to vomit after her first treat-ment. She stays indoors out of sight of park visitors soon after the treatments and comes outside into an enclosure only when she feels up to it. Her caretakers say explaining cancer to a human is difficult, but explaining it to a highly intelligent animal such as Peanut who communicates with her trainers and park visitors is nearly impos-sible. That is one part of cancer we do not have to deal with, said veterinar-ian Jason Chatfield, Jungle Islands general curator. We made it a point not to even talk about the cancer in front of her because she may not comprehend can-cer, disease, lymphoma and all these fancy words. She absolutely knows some-thing is wrong, something is different with her. He said the team wants to keep a positive attitude around her. Born in captivity, Peanut and Pumpkin came to the zoo when they were 6 months old. I have been with her since she was born, said Linda Jacobs, Peanuts trainer, holding back tears. So I really am very sensi-tive to her needs and her moods. Jacobs said Peanut is fatigued but hasnt lost much of her reddish-orange hair and she still has that twinkle in her eye. Despite possible complications and an uncertain outcome, Rosenblatt said Peanut is still a model patient and God willing, she will be a cancer survi-vor.ASSOCIATED PRESSJungle Island volunteer Linda Jacobs comforts Peanut, one of the orangutans from a private zoo, as she is treated with R CHOP therapy, a combination of drugs used in chemotherap y to treat her aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Miami. Human medical specialists are treading new ground in applying a standard chemotherapy regimen to treat cancer in a n orangutan. Orangutans share about 96 percent of a humans genetic makeup, and Peanuts treatment plan is closer to th at of what a human would receive for the same type of cancer making this the first documented case of an orangutan bein g treated with this type of therapy. Orangutans cancer treatment similar to humans important for health. The good news: Fatal crashes involving seniors have dropped over the past decade, perhaps because cars and roads are safer or theyre staying a bit healthier, said the Insurance Institutes Anne McCartt. Yet the oldest drivers, those 85 and up, still have the high-est rate of deadly crashes per mile, even more than teens. And more often than not, theyre the victims, largely because theyre too frail to survive their injuries. And seniors are about to transform the nations roadways. Today, nearly 34 million drivers are 65 or older. By 2030, federal estimates show there will be about 57 million making up about a quarter of all licensed drivers. The baby boom-ers in particular are expected to hang onto their licenses longer, and drive more miles, than previ-ous generations. Jerry Wiseman notices its harder to turn and check his cars blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, hunting tips to stay safe behind the wheel for many more years a good idea considering their state has arguably the nations toughest older-driver laws. Specialists say more seniors need to be planning ahead like Wiseman and his wife Sandy. Absolutely we want to be as good drivers as we can possibly be for as long as we can, said Wiseman, of Schaumburg, Ill. At an AARP course, Wiseman learned exercises to improve his flexibility for checking those blind spots. He takes extra care with left-hand turns, which become riskier as the ability to judge speed and distance wanes with age. He knows to watch for other changes. Well be ready when its time for one of us to stop, he said. ___ Where you live determines what extra requirements, if any, older adults must meet to keep their drivers license. Among the most strict rules: Illinois requires a road test to check driving skills with every license renewal starting at age 75 and starting at age 81, those renew-als are required every two years instead of every four. At 87, Illinois drivers must renew annually. In Washington, D.C., starting at age 70, drivers must bring a doctors certification that theyre still OK to drive every time they renew their license. In senior-filled Florida, 80-yearolds renew their licenses every six years instead of every eight, with a vision check each time. New Mexico requires annual renewals at 75. Geographic variability makes little sense, said Jake Nelson, AAAs director of traffic safety advoca-cy and research. Either Im safe to drive or Im not. Where I live shouldnt matter, he said. Yet when Iowa drivers turn 70, they must renew their license every two years instead of every five. Neighboring Missouri lets the 70-year-olds renew every three years instead of every six. Some states introduce age requirements after high-profile accidents. Massachusetts now requires drivers to start renew-ing licenses in person at age 75, with proof of an eye exam. The change came after an 88-year-old driver struck and killed a 4-year-old crossing a suburban Boston street in 2009. This summer, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a national guideline for older driver safety that, if finalized, would push states to become more consistent. Among the recommendations: Every state needs a program to improve older driver safety; doctors should be protected from lawsuits if they report a possibly unsafe driver; and drivers licenses should be renewed in person after a certain age, tailored to each states crash data. Still, many states say their main focus should be on inexperienced teen drivers and problems such as texting behind the wheel. Teens are risk takers. Our older drivers are risk avoiders, said Alabama state Rep. Jim McClendon. Alabama drivers renew licenses every four years, with no older age requirements. New Hampshire last year stopped requiring road tests when 75-year-olds renewed their licens-es. The law was repealed after an 86-year-old legislator called it dis-criminatory. Its not the only state worrying about age discrimination. You dont want to go around and say, This person is 85. Weve got to take them off the road. That wouldnt be fair, said Assemblyman David Gantt of New York, where licenses last for eight years. On the other side is the family of a Baltimore college student who died last year after being run over by an 83-year-old driver who turned into his bike lane. Maryland next month begins issuing licenses that last longer eight years instead of five despite an emotional appeal from the mother of Nathan Krasnopoler that thats too long for the oldest drivers. You should be looking at your drivers to be sure theyre able to safely drive. Theres plenty of research that as we age, things do change and we may not be aware of those changes, said Susan Cohen, who now is urging Maryland offi-cials to study adding some form of competency screening, in addi-tion to the required eye exams, to license renewals. Do we have to lose a 20-year-old with an incredible future ahead of him in order to determine that this particular driver shouldnt be driv-ing? she asked. _____ Traffic challenges change for older drivers, who are less likely than younger ones to be in crash-es involving alcohol or speeding. Instead, they have more trouble with intersections, making left turns, and changing lanes or merg-ing, because of gradual declines in vision, reaction times and other abilities, according to the National Institutes of Health. Scientists are hunting screening tests to check for such things as early warning signs of cognitive problems that might signal whos more at risk. But such screenings are a long way from the local license office. In a closely watched pilot project, California tried a three-step screening process to detect drivers who might need a road test before getting their licenses renewed but it didnt reduce crashes, sending researchers back to the drawing board. Today, AAAs Nelson said inperson renewals are the single most effective thing states can do to improve safety. Thats because workers in the drivers license office can be trained to look for signs of confu-sion or trouble walking as people come in two big clues that they may have trouble behind the wheel and refer those drivers for a road test or a medical exam to see if theres really a problem. Virginia, for example, lets even the oldest drivers hold a license for eight years, but starting at 80 they must renew in person and pass an eye test. California has five-year renewals, and starting at 70 they must be in-person with both a writ-ten test and eye check. Those eye tests can make a difference. A study found highway deaths among Floridas older driv-ers dropped 17 percent after the vision test was mandated in 2003. How long between renewals is best? Theres no scientific con-sensus, but Nelson recommends every four to six years. Another big key: Programs that make it easy for doctors, police and family members to alert licensing officials to possibly unsafe driv-ers of any age, so the experts can investigate. But in states that dont allow confidential reporting, fami-lies in particular hesitate in fear of backlash if upset relatives learn who turned them in. Utah adopted confidential reporting in 2008 to encourage more people to report problematic driv-ers without the risk of retaliation of repercussion, said Chris Caras of Utahs Department of Public Safety. Nor should the question be only whether someone should drive or not: Iowa is leading a growing number of states that customize license restrictions to allow people to stay on the road under certain conditions. People with early-stage Alzheimers or Parkinsons dis-ease, for instance, may qualify for a one-year license; people with other health conditions may be allowed to drive only during the day or within a few miles of home. In California, older drivers who fail a regular road test sometimes get a re-test on familiar neighbor-hood roads to qualify for a restrict-ed license. State traffic researchers expect demand for that option to grow, and are preparing to study if that tailored testing really assures safety. Meanwhile, how can people tell how they do on the road? The University of Michigan developed an online self-test to help drivers detect safety changes: http://um-saferdriving.org/. AAA and AARP offer websites with similar tools and links to driv-ing courses: http://seniordriving.aaa.com/ and http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver_safety/ But ultimately, the only way you can assess any driver at any age is to sit in the seat next to them and watch them drive, said Coughlin. Q Contributing to this story were AP reporters Lauran Neergaard, Ben Nuckols in Washington; Henry Ray in Atlanta; Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas; John Rogers in Los Angeles; Carla K. Johnson in Chicago; Jessica Gresko in Washington; Barry Massey in Santa Fe, N.M.; Grant Schulte in Lincoln, Neb.; Shannon Young in Boston; Phillip Rawls in Montgomery, Ala.; Norma Love in Concord; Michael Virtanen in Albany, N.Y.; Michael Felberbaum in Richmond, Va.; Bill Kaczor in Tallahassee; and Lynn DeBruin in Salt Lake City. DRIVING: More older drivers on the road than ever before Continued From Page 1C who sponsored the 2002 bill granting tax credits for television and film produc-tion in Louisiana. Four new shows launched this year alone. While some say the programs sensationalize Southern culture for enter-tainment, others maintain the shows are all in good fun. Why be offended? said Bayou Billionaires star Gerald Dowden, who said he takes it as a com-pliment when his show is compared to a modern-day Beverly Hillbillies. It centers on a working middle-class Louisiana fam-ily Dowden, his wife, Kitten, and their extended family that comes into money after discovering their home sits on top of the Haynesville Shale. Dowden said he has no hang-ups about why hes on TV: We talk slow. We smile a lot, and we just enjoy life. Thats why people like us. Other shows have not been well-received or have run into trouble off-camera. A&Es Cajun Justice followed Terrebonne Parish sheriffs deputies in south Louisiana, but the depart-ments new sheriff refused to sign on for a second sea-son. It was a joke, said Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, who was not sheriff when Cajun Justice was filmed. He said he was disappointed with the results that aired this summer. It was ridiculous and a horrible insult to the people of south Louisiana. William Billy Bretherton, star of the A&E show Billy the Exterminator, and his wife, Mary, were arrested in June on drug possession charges. The Brethertons have pleaded not guilty. The show, which follows Bretherton as he eradicates roaches, mice, snakes and other pests from Louisiana homes and businesses, remains on the air. Still, new shows keep coming. Big Easy Justice premiered in April on Spike TV, featuring a bounty hunter known as Tat-2 who tracks New Orleans criminals. Rat Bastards debuted in July, also on Spike TV, and follows a group of men who hunt nutria. REALITY Continued From 1C
By LISA RATHKEAssociated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. An optimistic forecast has inn owners expecting brisk business when leaf peepers visit the Northeast this fall, with some hop-ing to recoup losses from last year after images of Tropical Storm Irene swal-lowing up bridges and roads scared visitors away from Vermont and other affected areas. The Woodstock Inn & Resort had to cancel reser-vations for all of September last year due to flood dam-age. After multimillion-dol-lar renovations, its quickly filling up for the five-week season and nearly booked for Columbus Day week-end. Theres almost pentup demand from people that missed out last year and theyre very excited to be here this year, said Courtney Lowe, the inns marketing director. After Irene tore through Vermont at the end of August 2011, national news showed images of floodwa-ters carrying away roads and bridges, including sev-eral of Vermonts iconic cov-ered bridges. Some would-be tourists from Texas and California canceled last fall at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, and the inn was down nearly 25 percent in September. When they saw the covered bridge go down the river, and in their world, from Oklahoma to California (to) Texas, every bridge in Vermont was destroyed, even though only pockets of the state were battered, said Round Barn Farm co-owner Tim Piper. The inn made up some of the business in October, though, Piper said, when visitors from other parts of New England and from New York made the trek, partly to see the foliage, partly out of curiosity, and partly to help the economy. Vermont reaps more than $300 million from the foli-age season, and fall tour-ism brings in an estimated $1 billion in neighboring New Hampshire. Now, the inn is nearly full for the foliage season. This year, our numbers are back on track to where they should be, he said. Several couples who were stranded at the Notchland Inn in Harts Location in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for two days during last years storm are returning this fall. We should have a decent foliage season as long as Mother Nature cooperates, said co-owner Ed Butler. Visitors should see the show theyre expecting. Dry spells this summer arent likely to hamper the fall colors in forests and mountains, experts predict-ed, and could even height-en them in some spots. Light and the length of days are the chief factors for when trees start reveal-ing the yellows, oranges and reds of fall. The key to the deep reds are cold snaps that stimulate the develop-ment of another pigment, said Michael Snyder, com-missioner of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Visitors could see some brown patches where trees growing in thin soils are dry or where trees are under some other stress and have turned early. But the dryness also could enhance the color in some spots. Weve had nice dry, hot summer, said Maines foli-age spokeswoman, Gale Ross. Were setting our-selves up for an ideal foli-age season. Shes already fielded numerous inquiries from potential leaf peepers, even one from China. The bulk of Maines trees will turn color within the next few weeks. The seasons first online foliage report Wednesday showed leaves still green in the lower two-thirds of Maine. But in the far northern and northwest-ern parts of the state, 10 to 30 percent of the leaves had changed, marking the start of the season. Tourism officials in New Yorks Adirondacks and Catskills said the storms didnt deter visitors overall last year, especially after word spread that a key road in the Adirondacks was quickly repaired. But there were pockets of disruption. Christmans Windham House is in an area of the Catskills that was hit hard by Irene. Owner Brian Christman said there was damage around the 49-room hotel and 27-hole golf course in the Greene County town of Windham, but he was ready to accommodate visi-tors during the foliage sea-son. When they put it on CNN that Windham was devastated, that pretty much stopped business, he said. We had people come. It was just a fraction of normal. He figures about a quarter of his annual business comes from leaf-peepers and said this years reservations are much better. No matter what Mother Nature produces, its still spectacular, particularly to guests who come from far away, said Piper, co-owner of the Round Barn Farm. In our worst foliage season that Ive ever had, theyve been in total awe of what Mother Nature gave them. We have variations on what is good, but for these people its still remarkable thing of nature, he said. Q Associated Press writer George M. Walsh in Albany, N.Y., contributed to this report. 4C LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427&$&7 &$&7 ASSOCIATED PRESSColorful leaves hang on a tree in Craftsbury, Vt. After imag es of Tropical Storm Irene scared away leaf peepers las t fall, tourists are heading back to see the Northeasts fall foliage a year later and arent worried about how the dry summe r might affect the color. Bright foliage expected after disappointing 2011 By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated PressCAMDEN, Maine When Peg Davis was ready to find a retirement community to move to, she looked north not south for a place to spend her later years. Rather than set her sights on Florida, Arizona or some other warm-weather locale, she packed up and moved from Big Flats, N.Y., to the small coastal Maine town of Camden. Davis, 73, was in search of the slow pace of a small town with natural beauty, cultural opportunities and a sense of place. She hasnt been disappointed since arriving in 2010. I wouldnt go south of Pennsylvania, said Davis, who vacationed here for years before making the move. My mind oper-ates like a Mainer. It doesnt operate like people who escape to Southern comfort. The idea of people who uproot and move when they retire conjures up images of warm, sunny Florida or Arizona. But some of the older members of the baby boom generation, the 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, are looking else-where, and a number of towns in cooler climates from Maine to Washington have become popular retirement destinations. Camden is frequently cited in lists of best places for retirees. Others that have merited mention include Asheville, N.C.; Ruidoso, N.M.; Durango, Colo.; the San Juan Islands in Washingtons Puget Sound; St. George, Utah; Medford, Ore.; Coeur dAlene, Idaho; Kalispell, Mont.; and towns along lakes Superior and Michigan in northern Michigan. Boomers and retirees these days are considering a much wider range of des-tinations for retirement, often choosing states that dont commonly come to mind, such as Maine and Montana, said Mary Lu Abbott, editor of Where to Retire maga-zine. Yes, the Sun Belt remains popular, but many people prefer a four-season cli-mate and enjoy the changing of seasons. They seek towns that are safe and have active, appealing downtowns and good hospitals nearby, and increasingly theyre looking for places with a lower cost of liv-ing and lower overall tax rate. Maine doesnt have a low income tax rate and housing prices are high in Camden. But the town fits the bill in most other regards, drawing more and more retirees over the years, many of whom have some previous connection to the town, spending summers or vacations in the area. Camden, with a population of 4,850, has a picturesque harbor that is home to historic windjammers in summer and fall. Nestled at the base of the Camden Hills, the town has its own ski mountain. The downtown has stores and restaurants that are locally owned. Crime is low and incomes and education levels are high. In 1990, about 33 percent of residents were 55 and older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2010, nearly half were 55 and over. By last count, Camden has more people in their 60s than in their 20s and 30s combined. Camdens median age is 53, which is old even by Maine standards. The Pine Tree State, with the nations oldest residents, has a median age of 42.7 years. Smaller, far-flung places arent for all retirees, of course. They can have long, cold, snowy winters and high housing costs. Many are remote, even isolated. Public transportation often isnt available, and doctors can be in short supply in the more rural locales. Some have a shortage of cultural opportunities, good restaurants and part-time jobs. Different people have different ideas of retirement, said Leigh Smith, who moved to a Camden retirement community with her husband, Ron, from the Boston area in 2003. While Smith and her husband moved to Maine for retirement, a cousin of hers wasted no time moving away from Maine, to Florida, when he stopped work-ing. You think, my goodness, why would you retire to Maine? Its snowy, icy, she said. But the winters here, I have found, are better and milder than Boston. The idea of going to Florida didnt appeal to the 66-year-old Smith because of the humidity, crowds and hurricanes. She likes that life here has a slower pace but that theres still plenty to do. Its like the 1950s here, she said. People trust each other. People dont lock their homes or cars, although we do because were from Boston and its ingrained. She and her husband like that they can walk to downtown, that performance centers and museums are nearby, and that people are active around here be it walking, biking, kayaking, boating, hiking or volunteering their time for community groups. Its also important that a hospital is located nearby and theres bus ser-vice from town when they want to go to Portland, Boston or New York. When we first visited Camden, neither of us had heard of the town, said Ron Smith, 70. But when we were shown the area, we were sold on it pretty quickly. With baby boomers now reaching retirement age, theyre looking for places that are walkable with good restaurants, vol-unteer opportunities and perhaps college courses they might be able to take, said David Savageau, author of Retirement Places Rated, now in its seventh printing. Theyre also looking for places with famil-iarity, where theyve visited on vacation or perhaps spent summers as a child. For many retirees nowadays, the idea of a golf kind of idle recreation retirement associated with Florida isnt appealing, he said. Thats the old view of retirement, Savageau said. And its kind of dying out, the desert Southwest and South Florida. That was for our parents; for us it might be somewhere closer to home, a college town, a ski resort or a historical area that gets some kind of tourism in season. Retirees head to unconventional destinationsASSOCIATED PRESSCecil Noble, co-owner of Artemis Acres ranch, leads rid ers Bill and Sally Herndon of Bigfork up a mountain southwest of Kalispell, Mont. The idea of peop le who uproot and move when they retire conjures up images of warm, sunny Flori da or Arizona. But some of the older members of the baby boom generation (the 78 milli on Americans born between 1946 and 1964) are looking elsewhere, and a number of towns in cooler climates from Maine to Washington have become popular retirement destinations.