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By ALAN FRAM andDAVID ESPOAssociated PressWASHINGTON Past its own New Years deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national fiscal cliff of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained Americas divided government to the limit. The bills passage on a 257167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. In addition to neutralizing middle class tax increases and spending cuts taking effect with the new year, the legislation will raise tax rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. That was higher than the thresholds of $200,000 and $250,000 that Obama campaigned for. But remarkably, in a party that swore off tax increases two decades ago, dozens of Republicans sup-ported the bill at both ends of the Capitol. The Senate approved the measure on a vote of 89-8 less than 24 hours earlier, and in the interim, rebellious House conservatives demanded a vote to add significant spending cuts to the measure. But in the end they retreated. Supporters of the bill in both parties expressed regret that it was narrowly drawn, and fell far short of a sweeping plan that combined tax changes and spending cuts to reduce federal deficits. That proved to be a step too far in the two months since Obama called congressional leaders to the White House for a postelection stab at compro-mise. Majority Republicans did their best to minimize the bills tax increases, just as they aban-doned their demand from ear-lier in the day to add spending cuts to the package. (See related stories, Page 3A.) Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2A Advice & Comics ......... 4B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Green Day to resume tour. 71 51 Chance of showers WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 241 1A COMING THURSDAY Local news roundup. DONE DEAL No bigstorms,but ratesrisingRATES continued on 3A Premiums for state homeowners have doubled in 6 years. ASSOCIATED PRESSOlga Lovchu, 30, of Chicago, center, points and cheers in Times Square in anticipation of midnight on New Years Eve on Tuesday in New York. World looks to 2013 after wide range of woesBy JENNIFER PELTZ andVERENA DOBNIKAssociated PressNEW YORK As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of eco-nomic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivi-ties and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year. With all the sadness in the country, were looking for some good changes in 2013, Laura Concannon, of Hingham, Mass., said as she, her hus-band, Kevin, and his parents joined hundreds of thousands of people who celebrated the new year in Times Square on Monday. Matias Dellanno, 37, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, stood in the middle of the square with his wife and 3-year-old son. His eyes caught the multicolored lighting illuminating the square just before midnight. I feel a completely new hope for 2013, he said. It cant be any worse than last year, when my business lost clients. It was a rough year for everyone. The new year has to be better! WORLD continued on 3A PROPERTY INSURANCE By BRENT KALLESTADAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Marco Tarafa was stunned to find that his homeowners policy is increasing by nearly $1,000 a year all because inspectors couldnt get into his attic, where there was no crawl space and about 24 inches of insulation. Tarafa was a customer of state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. for eight years, and his rates had been stable over much of that time until now. Tarafa pays $2,200 for his policy on his 1,800-square-foot, ranch-style home in Miami Gardens. Unless something changes between now and when the policy renews in May, hes looking at a $980 increase, a hike of nearly 45 percent. Just because of that, they cant get into my roof! Tarafa said. He is among thousands of Florida homeowners forced to take coverage offered by Citizens and a target for being moved to another company in Citizens attempts to downsize. For Tarafa and millions of other Florida businesses and homeowners, property insur-ance rates keep soaring even though a hurricane hasnt made a direct hit over the state in seven years. The average Florida homeowner is paying twice as much for insurance than just six years ago, according to industry staNew Years Day crash injures 2TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterFlorida Highway Patrol Trooper William Bishop investig ates a crash at 5783 South U.S. 441 Tuesday. Both driver and passenger were taken to area h ospitals with injuries. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comTwo people were hospitalized as the result of a single vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon when the car they were riding in ran off the road and struck a tree in the yard at 5783 South U.S. 441. Michael J. Burns, no age provided, 2057 Pleasant St., Bridgewater, Mass., was the driver and suffered serious injuries, accordCRASH continued on 3A ASSOCIATED PRESSHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, arrive to a second R epublican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.House agrees to Senate cliff compromise Finally brought to a vote, measure passes, 257-167. FSU leadsN. Illinoislate, 31-10 ORANGE BOWL By TIM REYNOLDSAP Sports WriterMIAMI EJ Manuel completed 26 of 38 passes for 291 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, including a 9-yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter as No. 13 Florida State was atop No. 16 Northern Illinois 31-10 at the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night. Manuel also had a touchdown pass to Rashad Greene late in the first half for Florida State, bidding for a 12-win season for the first time since 1999. Things came easily to Florida State in the first half, before Northern Illinois found a rhythm after the break. Looking like they were on the cusp of getting embarrassed in their Bowl Championship Series debut, the Huskies clawed back into the game with a third-quar-ter rally. Jordan Lynch threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Martel Moore with 9:55 left in the third, getting the Huskies within a touchdown. Florida State led 31-10 with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.
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 Celebrity Birthdays TV host Jack Hanna is 66. Actress Wendy Phillips is 61. Actress Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) is 52. Actress Tia Carrere is 46. Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 45. Model Christy Turlington is 44. Actor Taye Diggs is 42. Drummer Scott Underwood of Train is 42. Singer Doug Robb of Hoobastank is 38. Actor Dax Shepard is 38. Sax player-guitarist Jerry DePizzo Jr. of O.A.R. is 34. Actress Kate Bosworth is 30. AROUND FLORIDA Celebratory gunfire hurts 2 JACKSONVILLE Police are blaming celebra tory gunfire for injuries suffered by two people watching New Years Eve fireworks in separate parts of Florida. Lt. Jimmy Judge of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office said that shortly before midnight Monday, an 8-year-old boy in down town Jacksonville told his father that something had hurt his foot. Judge said that when the boys father examined his shoe, he found a bullet. St. Petersburg police said a 67-year-old woman was leaning against a bal cony railing at a yacht club when she felt something strike her right wrist just after midnight. A bullet was removed from her wrist at a hospital. Authorities urged people not to fire their guns in the air in celebration because the falling bullets could strike innocent bystanders. Missing boaters believed dead OVIEDO State wild life officials said two boat ers who went missing on a central Florida lake are likely dead. Jason Cobb of Osteen and Charles Jackson of Deltona were reported missing Saturday after they failed to return from an early morning fishing trip on Lake Jesup. Lt. Jeff Hudson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Monday that the search for the men had turned into a recovery mission. Authorities previously said it appeared that the men had been thrown from their boat. The 15-foot boat was found undamaged. Hudson said investigators have noth ing to suggest they sur vived this incident. Wildlife officials say the shallow lake is home to a large alligator population, though temperatures have been too cold for the rep tiles to be very active. 2 planes damaged in fender bender FORT LAUDERDALE Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fenderbender at Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport. The Broward Sheriffs Office says a taxiing Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 clipped a US Airways Airbus A-320 that was parked Monday night in a remote area away from the gate. Authorities say the left wing of the Spirit aircraft was damaged, while the US Airways aircraft was left with a gash in its tail section. Firefighters were called to the scene but there was no fuel leak from either aircraft. Pilot spots theft at own house LABELLE Authorities said a man flying over his own house spotted a man stealing a trailer. The News-Press reported that David Zehntner was flying over his home in LaBelle on Sunday when he saw a truck in his driveway. He lowered his altitude to get a closer look and saw a man attaching Zehntners trailer to the truck. Zehntner followed the truck and called the Glades County Sheriffs Office from the air. Glades deputies contacted the Lee County Sheriffs Office, which found the truck as it headed into Charlotte County. Gary Haines, 59, of Virginia, was arrested and charged with grand theft. Beach closes after shark bite JENSEN BEACH A central Florida beach has been closed following reports of a shark bite. Officials said a swimmer was bit on the lower leg or ankle Monday afternoon at Jensen Beach. The bite was minor and not consid ered life-threatening. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reported that lifeguards flew double red flags, meaning no swim ming. Officials said they would evaluate beach conditions later this week to deter mine if theyll re-open. PIP rates unlikely to change much TALLAHASSEE Florida drivers looking to save money resulting from a new law designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud may have to look hard to find any significant savings. Any potential savings coming on the personal injury protection portion of a policy is so slight that it is likely to be offset by increases in other parts of the coverage. The new, tougher PIP law which actually took effect on July 1 caps benefits at $2,500 unless a doctor, osteopathic physician, dentist or a supervised physicians assistant or advanced reg istered nurse practitioner determines theres an emergency medical condi tion. Chiropractors cannot make that determination. Green Day to resume club tour LOS ANGELES G reen Day is going back on the road. The Grammy-winning punk band announced new tour dates Monday. The band canceled the rest of its 2012 club schedule and post poned the start of a 2013 arena tour after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrongs substance abuse prob lems emerged publicly in September when he had a profane meltdown on the stage of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. The bands representative announced later that Armstrong was headed to treatment for substance abuse. I just want to thank you all for the love and support youve shown for the past few months, Armstrong told fans in a statement Monday. Believe me, it hasnt gone unno ticed and Im eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. Im getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. The tour is scheduled to begin March 28 in the Chicago area. Tickets for postponed shows will be honored on the new dates, and refunds will be available for canceled shows. The band released their most recent album, Tre, on Dec. 11, more than a month ahead of schedule. ESPNs Storm returns 3 weeks after accident NEW YORK ESPN anchor Hannah Storm returned to the air on New Years Day, exactly three weeks after she was seriously burned in a propane gas grill accident at her home. Storm suffered second-degree burns on her chest and hands, and first-degree burns to her face and neck. She lost her eyebrows and eye lashes, and roughly half her hair. Storm hosted ABCs telecast of the 2013 Rose Parade on Tuesday. Her left hand was bandaged and she wore extensions to fill out her hair. Im a little nervous about things I used to take for granted, she said before the parade. Little things like putting on makeup and even turning pages on my script. The award-winning sportscaster and producer was preparing dinner outside her home in Connecticut on the night of Dec. 11 when she noticed the flame on the grill had gone out. She turned off the gas and when she reignited it there was an explosion and a wall of fire came at me. Playboys Hugh Hefner marries 26-year-old LOS ANGELES Hugh Hefner is celebrating the new year as a mar ried man once again. The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his runaway bride, Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Years Eve. Harris, a 26-yearold Playmate of the Month in 2009, broke off a previous engagement to Hefner just before they were to be married in 2011. 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Revelers with New Years hats and sunglasses boasting 2013 packed the streets in the 35-degree cold to count down the first ball drop in decades without Dick Clark, who died in April and was honored with his name printed on confetti and on one of the crystal panels on the Times Square ball. Syracuse University student Taylor Nanz, 18, said she and a friend had been standing in Times Square since 1:20 p.m. Monday. They hadnt moved from their spot because if you leave, you lose your place, she said. Its the first time and the last time, she said. Never again. Security in Times Square was tight, with a mass of uniformed police and plain-clothes officers assigned to blend into the crowd. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly claimed that Times Square would be the safest place in the world on New Years Eve, and officers used barriers to prevent overcrowding and checkpoints to inspect vehicles, enforce an alcohol ban and check handbags. In the state capital of California, a midnight fireworks show was canceled after a fight at a Sacramento restaurant ended with two people fatally shot and three wounded. But in Las Vegas, police and about 300 Nevada National Guard troops kept the night peaceful, with only 13 people arrest-ed. Sin City hosted sold-out concerts fea-turing Beyonce, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Black Keys, and revelers jammed the Strip to watch as seven hotel-casinos unleashed identical eight-minute rooftop fireworks displays at midnight. The celebrations on the West Coast took place nearly 24 hours after lavish fire-works displays lit up skylines in Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In Myanmar, about 90,000 people gathered in a field to watch a countdown for the first time, according to organizers. The reformist government that took office in 2011 in the country, long under military rule, threw its first public New Years cel-ebration in decades. In the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, multicolored fireworks danced up and down the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In Rome, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated with a vespers service in St. Peters Basilica to give thanks for 2012 and look ahead to 2013. He said that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails. A man scaled the scaffolding around St. Peters Square and draped a banner calling on the pope to Stop Terrorism. In Russia, spectators filled Moscows Red Square as fireworks exploded near the Kremlin. In Rio de Janeiro, revel-ers dressed head-to-toe in white as dic-tated by Brazilian tradition flooded onto Copacabana beach for a concert. In London, the chimes of the clock inside the Big Ben tower counted down the final seconds of 2012 and fireworks dazzled the sky above Parliament Square. Streamers shot out of the London Eye wheel and blazing rockets launched from the banks of the River Thames. But parts of Europe held scaled-back festivities and street parties, the mood was restrained if hopeful for a 2013 that is projected to be a sixth straight year of recession amid Greeces worst eco-nomic crisis since World War II. Festivities were canceled across New Delhi, the Indian capital, amid days of mourning and reflection about wom-ens safety after a rape victim died on Saturday. In Times Square, some revelers checked their cellphones for news of lawmakers tentative deal to skirt the so-called fis-cal cliff, a combination of expiring tax cuts and spending cuts that threatened to reverberate globally. The U.S. Senate approved a bill to avert the cliff well after midnight, though a vote in the House was pending Tuesday or Wednesday. The recent elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the devastation from Superstorm Sandy also mingled amid the memories of 2012. This has been a very eventful year, on many levels, Denise Norris said as she and her husband, the Rev. Urie Norris, surveyed the Times Square crowd wait-ing for the countdown show with Ryan Seacrest as host. Yvonne Gomez, 53, a physician from Grand Forks, N.D., glowed as she and her husband, 63-year-old potato farmer Gregg Halverson, took in the festivities in New York. I couldnt begin the new year in a more beautiful way, she said. I married him two weeks ago and here we are in the middle of Times Square celebrating the new year two widowers who found each other. For Elvis Rivera, of Manhattan, who stopped by Times Square to take photos, 2012 a death and job losses in his family. How did he feel about its end? Relieved, Rivera said.Associated Press writers Hannah Drier in Las Vegas; Colleen Long in New York; Aye Aye Win in Yangon, Myanmar; Silvia Hui in London, and Ashok Sharma in New Delhi contributed to this report. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 3A3A Open House Your community call centerJoin us for Open House Thursday, January 3, from 10-12Brunch will be providedPerfect time to view our facility, meet the staff an d discuss job opportunities with recruiters onsite.1152 S.W. Business Point Dr. Lake City (386)754-8562 www.sitel.com WORLD: After widespread violence, economic woes, hopes ris e for 2013 Continued From Page 1A CRASH: 2 hurt on New Years Day Continued From Page 1A RATES: Property insurance costs up Continued From Page 1A ing to a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on the scene. Burns was flown by heli-copter to a Gainesville-area hospital with his injuries. Christopher Michael Richards, no age provided, 811 SW Hammock Hill Circle, Lake City, the passenger in the vehicle, also suffered injuries in the wreck and was taken to a local hospital. The wreck occurred around 2:33 p.m. on U.S. 441, about six miles south of Lake City. According to preliminary FHP reports, Burns was driving a green 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis headed south and attempt-ed to pass another vehicle. Burns vehicle reportedly began to swerve within the lane, then ran off the road to the left near a driveway and went airborne for several feet. Once the car landed, it continued southeast. According to Florida Highway patrol troopers at the scene, physical evi-dence indicated Burns swerved right to avoid the house. After Burns swerved to the right, the right front of the car struck a tree then its rear struck another tree. The car came to rest wedged between the two trees. Four FHP units, three Columbia County Sheriffs Office deputies, a Columbia County Fire Department truck and two of the departments administrative per-sonnel responded to the scene. Florida Highway Patrol investigators remained on scene well after 4 p.m. com-pleting their reports. Troopers said it did not appear either mans injuries were life-threatening. tistics. In some areas, the increases are much higher. Data from the New York-based Insurance Information Institute shows homeowners claims are up by an average of more than 17 percent over the past decade. They are virtually all due to non-catastrophe claims involving water. In many instances, they are claims for issues ranging from leaky toilets to burst water heaters. Floridas rates have also been hurt by soaring claims on losses from sinkholes. A more industry-friendly Office of Insurance Regulation pressured by Gov. Rick Scott and a Republican-led Legislature means consumers pay more. Its a dangerous day in Florida when the Office of Insurance Regulation turns into the office of blind trust because they lack the resources to independently verify form filings from insurance companies, said Sean Shaw, a Tampa attorney and self-styled consumer advocate associated with a firm that frequently litigates on behalf of policyholders. There is little competition in the Florida property insurance market because many consumers can buy from only one com-pany usually Citizens. Founded by the Legislature in 2002 for homeowners who could not get private policies, it has become the states largest property insurance com-pany with more than 1.3 million customers after shedding some 160,000 policies in recent weeks to private companies. Scott and the Legislature are anxious for Citizens to reduce its overall liability, which would exceed its ability to pay off in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Gov. Scott, of course, wants premiums to go up and he wants Citizens to be depop-ulated at any cost to the policyholder, said state Rep. Mike Fasano, whose west Florida district encompasses the highest concentration of Citizens policy owners in the state. Citizens is only there because, unfortunately, so many couldnt find insurance anywhere else. And while its premiums have risen by an average of 8.1 percent statewide over the last four years, some, including new president Barry Gilway, say the company still doesnt charge market rates and needs to raise them to a point comparable to what a private company would charge. That puts Gilway, who has 40 years of experience in private insurance, right into the crosshairs of politicians who generally abhor any rate increases being passed along to their constituents. Citizens says it would need a 16.4 percent premium increase on all products in 2013 to be actuarially sound. John Rollins, an actuary and member of Citizens governing board, said Citizens is a competitive drag on private insurance and calls on the Legislature to return it to a safety net insurer with a comprehensive reform bill. But it seems the more lawmakers try to make Citizens smaller, the bigger it gets. Lisa Miller, a former deputy insurance commissioner who now is an industry consultant, said more private companies would sell policies in Florida if Citizens were made smaller or dissolved. Competing with government is impossible, and private companies know that whether companies sell insurance or hamburgers, Miller said. Floridas policy-makers are working to find a way to reduce Citizens and the governments competitive edge in the insurance business, and we must make that happen soon. But thats proving to be easier said than done. Many Citizens customers arent enamored with the idea of moving to a private insurer. Details of bill averting fiscal cliffThe Associated PressHighlights of a bill approved Tuesday by the Senate and House aimed at avert-ing wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year. The measure would raise taxes by about $600 billion over 10 years compared with tax policies that were due to expire at midnight Monday. It would also delay for two months across-the-board cuts to the budgets of the Pentagon and numerous domestic agencies. Highlights include:Income tax rates: Extends decade-old tax cuts on incomes up to $400,000 for individuals, $450,000 for couples. Earnings above those amounts would be taxed at a rate of 39.6 percent, up from the current 35 percent. Extends Clinton-era caps on itemized deductions and the phase-out of the personal exemption for individuals making more than $250,000 and couples earning more than $300,000. Estate tax: Estates would be taxed at a top rate of 40 percent, with the first $5 million in value exempted for individual estates and $10 million for family estates. In 2012, such estates were subject to a top rate of 35 percent. Capital gains, dividends: Taxes on capital gains and dividend income exceed-ing $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families would increase from 15 per-cent to 20 percent. Alternative minimum tax: Permanently addresses the alternative minimum tax and indexes it for inflation to prevent nearly 30 million middleand upper-middle income taxpayers from being hit with higher tax bills averaging almost $3,000. The tax was originally designed to ensure that the wealthy did not avoid owing taxes by using loopholes. Other tax changes: Extends for five years Obama-sought expansions of the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit, and an up-to-$2,500 tax credit for college tuition. Also extends for one year accelerated bonus depreciation of busi-ness investments in new property and equipment, a tax credit for research and development costs and a tax credit for renewable energy such as wind-generated electricity. Unemployment benefits: Extends jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for one year. Cuts in Medicare reimbursements to doctors: Blocks a 27 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors for one year. The cut is the product of an obsolete 1997 budget formula. Social Security payroll tax cut: Allows a 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax first enacted two years ago to lapse, which restores the payroll tax to 6.2 percent. Across-the-board cuts: Delays for two months $109 billion worth of across-the-board spending cuts set to start strik-ing the Pentagon and domestic agencies this week. Cost of $24 billion is divided between spending cuts and new revenues from rule changes on converting tradi-tional individual retirement accounts into Roth IRAs. A Farm Bill compromise was included in negotiations leading to this bill, and will prevent the price of milk from spiking. Taxes will rise on those with incomes of $400K;spending cuts deferred.Fiscal cliff deal blocks pay hike for CongressBy ANDREW TAYLORAssociated PressWASHINGTON Legislation to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff will also block a $900 automatic pay hike for members of Congress. Its one more reason for lawmakers to vote for the measure extending Bush-era tax cuts on individual income up to $450,000 while increasing rates for earnings above that threshold. Under a 1989 law, lawmakers are supposed to receive automatic cost-of-living pay hikes, but as Congress approval ratings have fallen, lawmakers have rou-tinely voted to reject the raise. Lawmakers make $174,000 a year. They had already voted in September to block the pay raise through March 27, but President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order to implement it, along with a pay increase for federal workers.
OPINION Wednesday, January 2, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AOPINIONKerry just one of woes coming in 2013 HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY On this date:In 1492, Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella took the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain. In 1758, the French began bombardment of Madras, India. In 1839, photography pioneer Louis Daguerre took the first photograph of the moon. In 1861, the USS Brooklyn was readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter. In 1863, in the second day of hard fighting at Stones River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat-ed the Confederates. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt closed a post office in Indianola, Miss., for refusing to hire a black postmistress. In 1904, U.S. Marines were sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces. In 1905, after a six-month siege, Russians surrendered Port Arthur to the Japanese. In 1918, Russian Bolsheviks threatened to re-enter World War I unless Germany returned occupied terri-tory. In 1932, Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo. In 1936, in Berlin, Nazi officials claimed that their treatment of Jews was not the business of the League of Nations. In 1942, in the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. naval base at Cavite fell to Japanese forces. In 1943, the Allies captured Buna in New Guinea.In 1963, in Vietnam, the Viet Cong downed five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta, killing 30 Americans. Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman S o milk wont be going to $8 a gallon and across-the-board tax hikes are off the table. Thanks, Washington.It was the least you could do. And it only took threat of fiscal meltdown to do it. Of course, the House vote Tuesday to avert the fiscal cliff was just half the battle. Everyone will have to reconvene in March to finish what they couldnt by New Years Eve. The debt-ceiling debate, which sparked this whole showdown back in August 2011, is poised to resurface then, as are the hard questions, deferred yet again, about where to cut spending. What weve seen unfold in D.C. over the last few days was a shameful spectacle, though it could have been worse. Still, lets not kid ourselves.When Democrats and Republicans come back to the table in March, theres a rea-sonably good chance it will be. The least they could do Todays GOP needs reform OUR OPINION I t was as if a door had slowly creaked open and, from somewhere down below in the Capitol crypt, they brought up a tarnished old brass plac-ard from the Cold War era, hung it beneath the big dome and began doing business in 2012 as a joint committee on Un-American Activities. With one exception: Instead of investigating perceived un-American activities, the senators and representatives of 2012 began committing them. Sadly, there just is no other way to describe what the 112th Congress did to the American people throughout 2012. Faced with an economy that was struggling to recover from the Great Recession the worst recession since the Great Depression the senators and representa-tives willfully sent all the wrong signals and did all the wrong things. First, they decided the only way they could be trusted to do the right thing to curb Americas growing debt was to cre-ate, for the first time ever, a fiscal cliff with man-datory budget cuts so mas-sive no Congress would dare let it happen. Then they spent most of 2012 sending signals to global markets, govern-ment agencies, and com-panies large and small that this Congress just might let it happen. Ideologues insisted theyd rather push America off the cliff rather than compromise one ideo-logical iota. The result: The uncertainty they created set off a predictable chain-reac-tion. Washington got so caught up in its campaign name-calling that it set off a chain reaction of bud-getary fear, and caution slowed Americas recovery and hurt most those most needing help. Belatedly, we can connect the econo-dots: Federal departments and agencies, concerned about prospective cuts, froze new hiring. That led federal contractors (huge, middle-sized and small) to freeze hiring. Meanwhile, state and local governments froze hiring. So did their contractors, large and small. All of which explains why the markets alternate-ly trembled and panicked. Looking back, there was nothing President Barack Obama and the Republicans agreed to in the final weeks, days, hours and minutes of 2012 that couldnt have been proposed, debated, amend-ed and enacted half a year ago. Even though every-one knows that in election years the in-party pops corks at every economic uptick and the out-party privately rejoices at every downtick. But 2012 was destined to be a special case as we learned after an unusu-ally public declaration of the sort of hardball politics that is usually kept behind closed doors. Two days after Republicans gained in the 2010 elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared: Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term. Well, that old dog didnt hunt. Even though Republicans did little to help America achieve eco-nomic successes Obama could claim credit for in his campaign. Bizarrely, Republicans defined themselves as the party determined to protect low tax rates for millionaires, while Obama championed efforts to extend middle class tax rates that were due to expire at the end of 2012. But media watchdogs did Republicans an unin-tended favor by not investi-gating and calculating the number of jobs that were frozen in 2012 due to the uncertainty posed by the pending fiscal cliff. The total numbers of jobs that were once-budgeted but remained unfilled in 2012 would have been the final, paint-by-the-numbers big picture of what todays floundering Republican Party has done to rather than for the American middle class. This is, after all, the same middle class Ronald Reagan appealed to so extraordinarily, not so long ago. Viewed through Reaganesque lenses, the party Reagan once revital-ized now seems sadly and even unpatriotically out of touch with the aspirations of its middle class true-believers. Todays GOP, once grand, is now mainly just old. And much in need of re-casting and reform. LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: email@example.com Q HISTORYnet.com S ince the voters thought Mitt Romney could not save us from the fix were in, whos going to do it? The fiscal cliff is just one of many cliffs that has threat-ened us with a mighty tumble over its edge, and Congress is more nearly the sneak who trips you than the guide who leads you to safety. Dont meanwhile look for rescue from the White House amateur other-wise known as President Barack Obama. As an example of his helpful-ness, this New Year arrives with five new Obamacare taxes that will add painfully to health costs and otherwise bollix up our lives. Then theres this trick of nominating Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state, and yes, that would be the same John Kerry who returned from the Vietnam War saying our soldiers were war crimi-nals. He also lied about being in Cambodia one Christmas during that war and associated with a radical veterans group that on one occasion voted on whether to assassinate U.S. senators it didnt like. Remember how, during his 2004 campaign for president, he wanted to risk American lives by having a U.S.-led peace-keeping force save Haitis dictatorial president from rebels because he had gotten into office through a vote of the people? Well, Adolf Hitler also got into office by a vote of the people, one proof among thousands that the fact of being elected only proves you can fool some of the people some of the time. A horror of many liberals during that campaign was how Kerry, strutting about as a war hero, was denigrated by veterans of Vietnam Swift Boat operations as pretty much a joke of a soldier. The groups denunciations seem to have been over-wrought on some (though not all) particulars, but its TV ads were a mew-ing kitty cat next to the 2012 TV ads depicting the morally solid Romney as something close to a mur-derer. Where was liberal angst this time around? Maybe Kerry as secretary of state would actu-ally get to Cambodia some Christmas, but my firmer conviction is that he would trot elsewhere around the world making a clown of himself and hurting our nation. Senators pretty much give their Cabinet approval to other senators, and my guess is he will get okayed. But this country will continue to be something other than OK as long as we depend on Washington politicians whose failings could be listed in nothing less than the equivalent of the 356,000-page U.S. code of laws and regula-tions. All of which brings me to the states. Maybe thats our way out of at least some of the mess we are in. Wisconsin, under a Republican governor, took on public unions and did get some meaningful measures through the Legislature. More recent-ly, Michigan voted for right to work laws, mean-ing that unions cannot use the coercive powers of government to keep them in business while simulta-neously robbing workers of their rights and the economy of thriving businesses. Theres a great, large fiction in this nation of how unions have forever been the friend of workers when, in fact, there have been all kinds of instances of anti-worker thug-gery, theft and economic mayhem at the hands of organized labor. The good and the bad have been mixed for years, even to the point of unions being a major factor in the shut-ting down of businesses. A real issue is not just high wages vs. low wages, but decent wages vs. no wages. The problem for the states, of course, is that their constitutionally promised dual sovereignty with the federal govern-ment hasnt been respect-ed and that some of them, such as California, are victims of politics as bad as what you find in Washington. In the end, both nationally and in D.C., a wised up electorate will have to make the dif-ference, and maybe, when things get bad enough, that will happen. Q Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a col-umnist living in Colorado. Jay AmbroseSpeaktoJay@aol.com Q Martin Schram writes political analysis for Scripps Howard News Service. Martin Schrammartin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 5A 5A 866-314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE C all 888-203-3179 www. C enturaOnline.com and soreness aches THG-13902 COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at jbarr @lakecityreporter.com. Jan. 2 Olustee battle meeting The Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. to plan the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the school district central building, room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St. Friendship luncheon The Lake City Newcomers Friendship Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Porterhouse Grill on South Main Boulevard. For more infor mation, call Barbara Test at 754-7227 or Rose Taylor at 755-2175. Jan 3. Medicare information SHINE will present a program to inform seniors about Medicare from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jasper Public Library. For more information, call (800) 2622243. Jan. 6 Zumba introduction A free introduction to Zumba class will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Teen Town Recreation Building, 533 NW DeSoto St. For more information, contact Sarah Sandlin as (386) 7580009 or visit Lake City Zumba on Facebook. Zumba weight loss The Lake City Zumba Loser weight-loss contest will begin at 4 p.m. at the Teen Town Recreation Building, 533 NW DeSoto St. For more information, contact Sarah Sandlin as (386) 758-0009 or visit Lake City Zumba on Facebook. Jan. 8 Medicare seminar LifeStyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free Medicare seminar from 5 to 6 p.m. The semi nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates. Subjects to be covered include: what you need to know about Medicare, when to enroll, whats covered and when a supplement is needed. Call 755-3476 ext. 107 to reserve a seat. Photo club Lake City Photo Club meets every second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are welcome. Jan. 9 Newcomers meeting The Lake City Newcomers will meet at 11 a.m. at Guang Dong Chinese Restaurant in the Lake City Mall. Lunch costs $11. Sale of 50-50 tickets will end at 11:25. The guest speaker will be Leandra Lily Johnson, the first female judge in the Third Judicial Circuit. Formore information, call Barbara Test at 754-7227 or Rose Taylor at 755-2175. Medicare information SHINE will present a program to inform seniors about Medicare from 1:30 tpo 3:30 p.m. at the Lake City Public Library on Columbia Avenue. For more information, call (800) 262-2243. Jan. 10 Builders Association The Columbia County Builders Association will hold its first General Council lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Guang Dong res taurant in the Lake City Mall. The meeting will start at noon.The speaker will be Columbia County Superintendent of Schools Terry Huddleston. If you are considering joining our builders association, this is a good time to join us for lunch, meet our members and learn more of what we are all about. Cost of lunch for members is $12 and non-members fee is $15. A HammerClaw jackpot is now $275. To make a reser vation or for more informa tion, emai colcountybuild@ comcast.net or phone (386) 867-1998. Woodturners Club Bell Woodturners Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bell Community Center in Bell. Every meeting fea tures a show and tell of members current projects. There is also a full demon stration of a woodturning project by a club member. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experi ence levels are welcome. For additional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086. Medicare information SHINE will present a program to inform seniors about Medicare from 9 a.m. to noon at the TOPS Health Fair at First Advent Christian Church, Live Oak, and from 1:30 tp 3:30 p.m. at Live Oak City Hall. For more information, call (800) 262-2243. DAR meeting The Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting 10:30 a. m., at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 28 SE Allison Court (off Baya Avenue). Kathleen Cooper will be speaking about Lyme dis ease. Jan. 11 History program Actor Chaz Mena will perform a program, Claiming La Florida for King and Cross, at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Main Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. Mena will portray Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the founder of St. Augustine and first Spanish gover nor of Florida. Tickets are required, and are avail able free of charge at any county library location. Funding for the program was provided by the Florida Humanities Council and the state Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.. Fish dinner Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hush puppies, cole slaw and tart er sauce. Jan. 12 Chili cook-off The fourth annual Branford Chili Cook-off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hatch Park on Craven Street in Branford. The event will include a silent auction for adults and kids, door prizes, live music, an antique car show, moon walk, Home Depot Kids Workshop and a variety of homemade chili. Admission is $5 and includes all the chili you can eat. Proceeds will benefit Herrys Kids Pediatric Services, a pro gram of Hospice of the Nature Coast. To register to compete in the chili cook-off, call the hospice at (386) 755-7714 or vist online at www.hospiceof citrus.org. Jan. 13 Music concert The Ball Brothers will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. at Wellborn Baptist Church. The church is on U.S. 90 West between Lake City and Live Oak at the intersection of Lowe Lake Road in Wellborn. A love offering for the group will be received. Jan. 15 Pageant entries Today is the deadline for contestants to enter the 2013 Olustee Festival Pageant. The pageant is open to girls ages 3 months to 20 years who live in or attend school in Baker, Columbia, Gilcrist, Hamilton, Union and Suwannee counties. Age divisions are 3 to 12 months, 13 to 23 months, 2 to 3 years, 4 to 6 years, 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years, 13 to 15 years and 16 to 20 years. Contestants may compete in beauty, sports wear, talent and photoge nic categories. The pageant awards include educational scholarships, trophies, crowns and banners. Each pageant contestant will receive a tiara. Wnners will ride in the Olustee Festival parade. The pageant will be held Jan. 26 at the Columbia County Schools Administrative Complex. Applications may be obtained at the Columbia County Library, the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Emily Taber Library, Suwannee Regional Library, Hamilton County Library or by contacting Elaine Owens at (386) 965-2787. Jan. 16 Olustee planning The Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. to plan the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the school district central building, room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St. Jan. 18 Medicare information SHINE will present a program to inform seniors about Medicare from 10 a.m. to noon at the Branford Public Library. For more information, call (800) 262-2243. Jan. 19 Chili cook-off The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market will have its second annual chili cookoff during market hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds raised from the sale of chili sam ples will benefit Church of the Way. Registration is $10, and there will be a cash prize for the win ner. For registration infor mation and contest rules, visit online at market.lcfla. com. The farmers market is held along Lake DeSoto between the Columbia County Courthouse and Shands Lakeshore Hospital in downtown Lake City. For more information, call (386) 719-5766 or visit mar ket.lcfla.com. MLK Jr. program The Columbia County Branch of NAACP will hold its 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pro gram at 4 p.m. at Mount Pisgah AME Church, 529 NE Washington St. Judge Julian Collins will be key note speaker. The NAACP choir, directed by Dr. Tony Buzzella, will perform. Jan. 20 Bridal show The third annual Your Perfect Day Bridal Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 213 SW Commerce Drive. The show will include a variety of local vendors focused on bridal fashions, weddings and related activi ties. There also will be door prizes, complimentary food and a cash bar. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tickets may be pur chased at the Holiday Inn and Suites. For ticket sales and vendor information, all Amanda Daye at (386) 754-1411. Jan. 23 Medicare information SHINE will present a program to inform seniors about Medicare from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at theLifeStyle Enrichment Center in Lake City. For more information, call (800) 262-2243. Jan. 26 Olustee pageant The 2013 Olustee Festival pageant will be held in the Columbia County Schools Administrative Complex on West Duval Street (U.S. 90) in Lake City. Competition for girls age 3 months to 9 years old will be at 4 p.m. Competition for girls 10 to 20 old will begin at 7 p.m. Contestants will be judged in beauty, sports wear, talent and photoge nic categories. For more information, contact Elaine Owens at (386) 965-2787. Winners will ride in the Olustee Festival parade on Feb. 16. Jan. 27 History program Archaeologist Barbara Hines, of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, will give a brief overview of the Spanish in Florida at 2 p.m. in the Columbia County Main Library at 308 NW Columbia Ave. Hines will talk about Spanish mis sions in the state, particu larly Mission San Luis and the Apalachee. Ongoing Festival vendors The Blue-Grey Army is accepting applications from vendors wanting to take part in the 2013 Battle of Olustee Festival on Feb. 15 and 16 in Lake City. For more information, phone Phil Adler at (386) 4383131, visit the festival web site, www.olusteefestival. com, or email vendorinfo@ olusteefestival.com. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8 and spaces are limited. Winter program The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County, on Jones Way in Lake City, is now accepting registra tions for its winter pro gram, which runs through March 1. The fee is $200, which includes transporta tion from all elementary, middle and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, game room, library and special events. It also offers a homework program with tutorial help for children. A computer lab also is available. For more information, call the club at 752-4184. Volunteers needed Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)2928000, ext. 21216. Volunteers sought United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Grief support The Grief Share Support Group, a ministry of Orchard Community Church, meets every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in room D at the Willowbrook Assisted Living center, 1580 S. Marion Ave. The group offers caring support for those who have lost a loved one, through videos, dis cussion time, and prayer. There are fees. For infor mation call 288-7429. Volunteer opportunity Hospice of the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are inter ested in volunteering in the, Columbia, Suwannee Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are need ed to provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice vol unteers can provide servic es such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing infor mation booths at seasonal festivals. Specialized train ing will be provided. To volunteer contact Volunteer Manager Drake Varvorines at 386-755-7714 or email: dvarvorines@hospiceofthe naturecoast.org. Addiction recovery A 12-step addiction recov ery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor mation call 867-6288. Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press NEWTOWN, Conn. Since escaping a gunmans rampage at their elementary school, the 8-year-old Connors triplets have suffered nightmares, jumped at noises and clung to their parents a little more than usual. Now parents like David Connors are bracing to send their chil dren back to school, nearly three weeks after the shooting ram page at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. It wont be easy for the parents or the children, who heard the gunshots that killed 20 of their classmates and six educators. Im nervous about it, Connors said. Its uncharted waters for us. I know its going to be difficult. Classes will start Thursday at a repurposed school in the neigh boring town of Monroe, where the students desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house was scheduled for today. Workers have been getting the school ready, painting, moving furniture and even raising the floors in the bathrooms of the for mer middle school so the smaller elementary school students can reach the toilets. Connors, a 40-year-old engi neer, felt reassured after recently visiting the new setup at the for mer Chalk Hill school in Monroe. He said his children were excited to see their backpacks and coats, and that the family was greeted by a police officer at the door and grief counselors in the hallways. Teachers will try to make it as normal a day as possible for the children, schools Superintendent Janet Robinson said. We want to get back to teach ing and learning, she said. We will obviously take time out from the academics for any conversa tions that need to take place ...
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 6A MONDAY Karaoke w/Teddy Mac 7PM THURSDAY Karaoke w/Teddy Mac 7PM FRIDAY Live Music 7PM SATURDAY Live Music 7PM SUNDAY Nascar 50 Wings $1 Drafts 386-364-1683 3076 95th Drive Live Oak, FL 32060 www.MusicLivesHere.com Friday, January 4th Saturday, January 5th 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm Featuring Southern Rock & Country Music! 8pm Featuring Southern Rock & Country Music! DOORS OPEN AT 6PM DINNER SERVED STARTING AT 6PM Same Day Service Open Saturday See Now Pay Later with financing available through Lake City Lake City Commons Center (Publix Shopping) 752-3733 BUY 1 Pair Eyeglasses I ncludes lenses & frames. Some Restrictions Apply. COUPON REQUIRED. EXPIRES JANUARY 31, 2013 Where you get the Best for Less Credit approval required. See store for details. GET 1 Pair FREE E YE EXAM S by Independent Optometrist Survivors of bus crash say some ejected By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. Survivors of a bus crash that killed nine people on a partly icy section of interstate in rural Eastern Oregon said Monday some passengers were thrown from the vehicle through bro ken windows after it skidded out of control, smashed through a guardrail and plummeted 200 feet down an embankment. When the tour bus came to a rest, terrified passengers looked around for their loved ones. Some mothers screamed to find their son or daughter, said Jaemin Seo, a 23-year-old exchange student from Suwon, South Korea. The charter bus, owned by a British Columbia company, crashed Sunday just east of Pendleton while returning to Canada from Las Vegas one of the stops on a nine-day western tour. Aboard were 48 people, some of them exchange students from South Korea. Some passengers were from British Columbia, and some from Washington state. Investigators say there also may have been a Japanese passenger and one from Taiwan, and theyre working with consular officials from those nations to identify them. The survivors, who range in age from 7 to 74, were sent to 10 hospitals in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. At least 10 were released Monday, police said. Authorities said Monday it could be a month or more before investigators and prosecu tors decide whether to file any charges against the bus driver, a 54-year-old Vancouver, B.C., man who was among the injured. He has spoken with investigators, Lt. Gregg Hastings said. The bus was traveling west bound in the left lane of Interstate 84 when it hit a concrete barrier, veered across both westbound lanes and plunged through the guardrail and down the embank ment, Hastings said. Police havent determined how fast the bus was going when it struck the center barrier. The crash occurred near a spot on the interstate called Deadman Pass, at the top of a steep, seven-mile descent from the Blue Mountains. That section of road is so notorious that state transportation officials published a warning for truck drivers say ing it has some of the most changeable and severe weather conditions in the Northwest. Still, Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Tom Strandberg said that while there were icy spots where the crash occurred, it was nothing unusual for this time of year. He said a sanding truck had applied sand a few hours ear lier and was behind the bus mak ing another run when the crash occurred. The sand truck driver was among the first at the scene. The highway has been shut down several times this winter, mostly due to crashed trucks blocking the roadway, Strandberg said. A decision to close the road or require chains is made by the local maintenance crew, he said. Seo said he was awakened by screaming and was ejected from a broken window as the bus careened down the hill. Seo had a broken ankle, a gash in his arm that required stitches and shallow scratches across his face. He is an exchange student from South Korea studying in Vancouver, British Columbia. Berlyn Sanderson, 22, of Surrey, British Columbia, said she also was thrown from the bus. Its kind of like one of those dreams you have of the world ending, Sanderson told report ers. Rescuers faced the challenge of bringing survivors 200 feet up a steep cliff, Pendleton Fire Chief Gary Woodson said. They descended the hill and used ropes to help retrieve people from the wreckage in freezing weather. Some survivors were carried on backboards by six or eight rescuers. Others were hoisted in baskets, and an all-terrain vehicle arrived toward the end of the operation, Woodson said. Officials said 39 people were taken to hospitals, and 10 of them had been treated and released. The National Transportation Safety Board said two investi gators were expected to arrive at the crash site Monday. They will look into why the bus left the road, the condition of the road at the time, the condition of the guardrail, the actions of the driver, and the operations of the company that owns the bus, the agency said. ASSOCIATED PRESS Workmen move the bus which plummeted 200 feet down an embankment in rural Eastern Oregon Sunday, kill ing nine and sending many to hospitals on Monday. 9 killed when bus plummets 200 feet down embankment. Governor to sue over Penn State sanctions Associated Press HARRISBURG Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanc tions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. The Republican gov ernor scheduled a news conference for today on Penn States campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg. The sanctions, agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. State and federal lawmak ers have raised objections to the money being spent outside Pennsylvania. A message seeking comment on the expected lawsuit was left with the NCAA on Tuesday. NCAA president Mark Emmert had said in a Dec. 12 letter that a task force had been charged with allocating at least 25 percent of the fine money to programs in Pennsylvania. Hatfield-McCoy battle site found By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Hatfield clan New Years attack on Randolph McCoys cabin marked a turning point in Americas most famous feud the homestead was set ablaze, and two McCoys were gunned down. Hatfield family members and sup porters were soon thrown in jail. Artifacts recently unearthed appear to pin point the location of the 1888 ambush in the woods of Pike County in eastern Kentucky. Excavators found bullets believed to have been fired by the McCoys in self-defense, along with fragments of windows and ceramic from the familys cabin. This is one of the most famous conflicts in American history, and weve got bullets fired from one of the key battles. It doesnt get any better than that, said Bill Richardson, a West Virginia University extension professor who was part of the recent dis covery. The property is owned by Bob Scott, a Hatfield descendant who has sus pected for years that the hilly land was the site of the brutal attack. He grew up listening to stories from his parents and grandpar ents about the 19th-century feud. My father told me years ago that someday this well would talk, Scott said, referring to the well on the site where Randolph McCoys daughter Alafair died while trying to flee the attackers. Now backed by the discovery, Scott plans to capitalize on the historic 70-acre site near the West Virginia line. The options include a housing development fea turing horseback and ATV trails, he said. Scotts home is about 75 yards from where the cabin stood. The McCoys moved to nearby Pikeville after the homestead was burned. The artifacts were found last year during filming of a National Geographic Channel show about the families feud.
By FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA Connor Shaw led No. 11 South Carolina to the brink of victory and Dylan Thompson carried the Gamecocks over the hump in the Outback Bowl. Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 sec-onds remaining Tuesday, enabling South Carolina to match a school record for victories in a season with a 33-28 win over No. 19 Michigan. Thompson replaced Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after Shaw begin the march from his own 30. Devin Gardners third TD pass of the game had given Michigan a 28-27 lead. Shaw threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns after missing South Carolinas regular season finale with a left foot sprain. Thompson led the Gamecocks (11-2) to a victory over their archrival, and threw for 117 yards and two TDs a back-up Tuesday. Gardner threw for 214 yards in his fifth start for Michigan (8-5) since By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated PressORLANDO Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards also a Bulldogs bowl record against the nations top-ranked pass-ing defense. He was named the games most valuable player. Georgia (12-2) reached 12 wins for the third time in school history. Nebraska (10-4) lost its third consecutive bowl game, and finished the season with two straight woeful defen-sive performances. The Cornhuskers lost the Big Ten championship game 70-31. The Cornhuskers led 24-23 at the half, but committed two of their three turnovers in the final 30 minutes. Taylor Martinez had two interceptions and two touchdown passes for Nebraska and Rex Burkhead rushed 140 yards in his final college game. Nebraskas offense finished with 443 total yards, but the Bulldogs defense was stingy when it needed to be. They sacked Martinez five times, with All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones notching two. Damian Swann had both Georgia interceptions. Murray found Keith Marshall free near the sideline for a 24-yard touch-down pass that gave Georgia a 38-31 lead with 14:52 to play in the game. Following a Nebraska punt, Murray then hit Chris Conley for a short pass in space over the middle. Conley out-ran the Cornhuskers defenders for an 87-yard score. That play came after a 49-yard touchdown catch by Conley that helped Georgia tie the game in the third quarter. By ANDY HALLPalatka Daily NewsPALATKA It looked like Palatkas 17th missed free throw of the night wouldnt matter with 2.5 seconds left and the Panthers leading Columbia High by two points in the boys champion-ship game of the inaugural Jarvis Williams Christmas Tournament. Morris Marshall made it matter with a shot that will be talked about for years both in Palatka and Lake City. Firing from three-quarter court, Marshall banked it home as the Tigers shocked the Panthers, 81-80, in the third, and by all means most dramatic, buzzer-beating game of the tournament. Marshall what can I say? Hes a big-time player, he hit a big-time shot, said Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson, the former Palatka Central star athlete and St. Johns River College basketball coach. We came here to win the tournament. (On) the ride over here, the kids were as focused as theyve ever been. The shot cemented tournament MVP honors for Marshall, joined on the all-tournament team by Tae Foster as the Tigers improved to 8-4. DaCarr Smith and Jaylon Oxendine were all-tournament players for the Panthers, who take a 12-3 record into the New Year. It was a great game. I knew it would come down to this, said Palatka coach Donald Lockhart. I give credit to Lake City. At the end of the day, it boiled down to free throws. Sparked by an incredible threepoint shooting barrage from Datavian Thomas, who drained four in a 1:20 span at the end of the third and beginning of the fourth quarter, Palatka led by as many as 16 in the fourth. But as the Panthers clunked away from the line they were 10-for-27 on the night Columbia went on an 18-3 tear, drawing within 76-75 on Tr Simmons bucket with 1:58 remaining. Smith hit a couple of free throws with 1:45 left for a three-point Palatka lead, but Foster answered with a three-point play at the 1:32 mark and, at 78-all, the game was tied for the first time since the first quarter. Holding for the last shot, the Panthers ran the clock down to 29.4 before the Tigers came up with a steal and an opportunity to win in regulation. They missed twice from close range, though, and Cornell Wilson rebounded for Palatka with 20 seconds left. The Panthers took a time out with 7.7 remaining, got the ball back after Columbia slapped it out of bounds at 6.3, and Desmond Chandler drove into the lane for a basket that put Palatka up 80-78 with 2.5 ticks left. Chandler was fouled in the process, but missed the free throw, setting the stage for Marshalls incredible shot. We got out of character (in the Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, January 2, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com 1BSPORTS BRIEFS Murray throws for 427 yards, five TDs in 45-31 Capital One Bowl victory. USC continued on 3B Spurrier uses two quarterbacks in winning drive. CHS continued on 2B Columbia defeats host Palatka to win Jarvis Williams tournament. GAMES Thursday Q Fort White High soccer at Newberry High, 7 p.m. (girls-5). Friday Q Columbia High wrestling at Clay High tournament in Green Cove Springs, TBA Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. Stanton Prep, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Saturday Q Columbia High wrestling at Clay High tournament in Green Cove Springs, TBA ADULT BASKETBALL Charity games moved to Feb. 2 Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox North, Inc., is sponsoring the third annual charity basketball games at the Lake City Middle School gym on Feb. 2. The games feature adult women and men teams Live Oak vs. Lake City. Game times are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to the USSSA youth basketball program. For details, call Nicole Smith at 754-7095. YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays 11U tryout The North Florida Rays 11U travel team has a tryout at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Baseball Complex red fields. For details, call Andy Miles at 867-0678 or Todd Green at 365-5161.Lake City Babe Ruth registration Lake City Babe Ruth Baseball has opened online registration for its spring league. Go to lcccyb.com to sign up. Dates for on-site registration are pending. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897. ZUMBA Beginner, weight loss classes A Zumba beginner class and weight loss contest will be offered at Teen Town on Sunday. The Zumba beginner class is 3-4 p.m., with the weight loss contest starting at 4 p.m. For details, call Sarah Sandlin at 758-0009. CHS SOFTBALL Lady Tiger tryouts Tuesday Columbia High softball tryouts are 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the CHS field. Participants must meet academic requirements and have completed paperwork. For details, call Jimmy Williams at 303-1192. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league sign-up ongoing Adult softball winter leagues for women, men and co-ed begins Jan. 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 11. For details, call Pete Bonilla at 623-6561.Q From staff reports FILEColumbia Highs Morris Marshall was voted MVP in the Jarvis Williams Christmas Tournament at Palatka High on Dec. 27-29. Marshalls miracle shot carries Tigers ASSOCIATED PRESSOrange Bowl on the lineFlorida State coach Jimbo Fisher talks during a news con ference for the Orange Bowl. The Seminoles played Northern Illinois on Tuesday nigh t in a game that began after the holiday deadline for the Lake City Reporter ASSOCIATED PRESSGeorgia wide receiver Tavarres King (12) catches a p ass in front of Nebraska cornerback Andrew Green (11) for a 75-yard touchdown play during the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Tuesda y.Georgia shucks Cornhuskers South Carolina beats Michigan
Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Behind huge inter-ceptions early and late, No. 21 Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl on Tuesday and snapped college foot-balls longest postseason losing streak. The Wildcats (10-3) won their first bowl game since 1949, snapping a nine-game losing streak that was tied for the longest in NCAA his-tory. They also celebrated double-digit victories for the first time since the 1995 Rose Bowl season. Quentin Williams returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game and Nick Vanhoose set up a late touchdown with a 39-yard interception return. Those plays were the dif-ference in a back-and-forth game that featured more interceptions (seven) than touchdowns (six).Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14DALLAS Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma States five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominat-ing Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Cowboys, a year removed from a Fiesta Bowl win that capped the best season in school his-tory, forced five turnovers and had another short touchdown drive after a 64-yard punt return from Josh Stewart. It was the biggest bowl win for Oklahoma State since coach Mike Gundy was the quarterback in a 62-14 rout of Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys (8-5) missed out on upper-tier bowls after narrow losses in their last two Big 12 games. Purdues Robert Mavre didnt get to 100 yards pass-ing until Oklahoma State led 45-0. Oklahoma States 58 points were the most in a bowl game at the Fair Park stadium. Southern Cal scored 55 against Texas Tech in 1995. Richard Skipper posted a +7 score to take first-place honors in Mondays Top of the Hill match. Skipper finished ahead of a strong +3 performance by Mike Kahlich and +1 scores by Steve Nail and Joe Herring. Results in Wednesday Blitz action were: first-Chet Carter +3; second-Bruce Park +2; third (tie)-Joe Herring, Mike Kahlich and Phillip Russell at +1. Closest to pin winners were Russell on Nos. 3, 11 and 17, Brandon Goss on No. 5 and Jim Munns on No.15. Skin winners were Goss, Todd Carter, Chet Carter, Russell (2) and Kahlich (2). The Friday Dogfight had Larry Boone first at +5 and Ronnie Ash second at +4. Closest to pin winners were Randy Heavrin on No. 3, Gerald Smithy on Nos. 5 and 15, Ash on No. 11 and Boone on No. 17. Skin winners were Heavrin, Ash (2), Joe Herring (2) and Smithy (2). The Sunday Scramble was won by the team of Tiara Carter, Todd Carter and Ricky Crawford Jr. at 4 under par. The Sunday Scramble starts at 3 p.m. Steve Thomas served notice with his first birdie on No. 9, then reeled off four more on the inward side to finish with a round of 67 and +12 points in Sundays blitz. He added tee shots inside 8 feet on Nos. 15 and 17 for closest to the pin winners. Tom Wade and Bob Wheary could only manage a second-place tie despite +9 scores. John Brewer (+6) was in solo fourth, fol-lowed by Mike Gough and Mickey Wilcox, both at +5. Strangely enough, none of Thomas birdies earned a skin. Gough picked up a skin with an eagle on No. 13. Dennis Hendershot Jr., Hank Rone and Wade had a skin apiece. Other closest to the pin winners were Robby Kerby on No. 5 and Bob Randall on No. 7. Bud Johnson cruised to an easy four-shot vic-tory in the Wednesday blitz with a +11. Mike McCranie (+7), Jonathan Allen (+4), George Burnham (+2) and Russ Adams (+1) trailed the winner. Hank Rone had the days best birdie, good for a skin and a modest pot hole win. Timmy Rogers and Johnson had the other skins. The Carr family ended the year with a flourish in the Saturday blitz. Jim and Mike both checked in at +4 to share first place. Eddy Brown and Bob Randall shared third place, a stroke behind the Carrs. Randall was the only winner to score a skin. The oth-ers went to Joe Paul, Scott Kishton and Dave Mehl. Bobby Simmons had the shot of the week in Good Old Boys play. His third stroke found the hole for an eagle on No. 9. In team play, match one ended in a resounding win for the team of Marc Risk, Simmons, Jim Bell and Tony Branch. They dominated the team of Monty Montgomery, Carl Wilson, Paul Davis and Dan Stephens by a score of 11-2. Match two involved three teams in a lowscoring duel. Rhea Hart, Jim Carr, Eli Witt and Bill Rogers posted a couple of late points to edge the second-place team of Don Howard, Dave Cannon, Merle Hibbard and Tom Elmore by 5-3. The team of Jerry West, Emerson Darst, Jim McGriff and Joe Persons finished another point back. Montgomery (37-3976) finished in the med-alist seat, despite serious competition from Risk (37-40-77) and Stephens (41-37-78). Hart (38) took front nine honors by a stroke over. Rogers (38) had no compe-tition on the back nine. Upcoming events: Q Jan. 19, MGA four man blind draw tournament; Q Jan. 25, Chamber of Commerce scramble. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN Sugar Bowl, Louisville vs. Florida, at New Orleans MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Duke at Davidson SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Premier League, Sunderland at LiverpoolFOOTBALLNFL final standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 12 4 0 .750 557 331 Miami 7 9 0 .438 288 317N.Y. Jets 6 10 0 .375 281 375 Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 344 435 South W L T Pct PF PAHouston 12 4 0 .750 416 331Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 357 387Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 330 471 Jacksonville 2 14 0 .125 255 444 North W L T Pct PF PABaltimore 10 6 0 .625 398 344Cincinnati 10 6 0 .625 391 320Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 336 314Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 302 368 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 13 3 0 .813 481 289San Diego 7 9 0 .438 350 350 Oakland 4 12 0 .250 290 443Kansas City 2 14 0 .125 211 425 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAWashington 10 6 0 .625 436 388 N.Y. 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Jan. 13 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won wild-card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclu-sion of divisional playoff games. Jan. 15 Deadline for underclassmen to petition for special eligibility for the 2013 NFL draft. Jan. 27 An assistant coach, whose team is in the Super Bowl and who has previously interviewed for another clubs head coaching job, may have a second interview with the club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.FCS Championship Saturday At FC Dallas StadiumFrisco, TexasNorth Dakota State (13-1) vs. Sam Houston State (11-3), 1 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Todays Games Sacramento at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Portland at Toronto, 7 p.m.Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m.Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m.New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games San Antonio at New York, 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m. NBA calendar Feb. 15-17 NBA All-Star weekend (Houston). Feb. 21 Trade deadline.April 20 Playoffs begin.June 6 NBA Finals begin (possible switch to June 4). June 20 Last possible date for NBA Finals (possible switch to June 18).USA Today/ESPN Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today ESPN mens college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 30, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (30) 12-0 774 1 2. Michigan (1) 13-0 744 2 3. Arizona 12-0 692 3 4. Louisville 12-1 678 3 5. Indiana 12-1 654 5 6. Kansas 11-1 643 6 7. Syracuse 11-1 575 7 8. Ohio State 10-2 530 10 9. Florida 9-2 451 11 10. Gonzaga 12-1 439 1311. Creighton 12-1 436 1212. Missouri 10-2 420 913. Minnesota 12-1 417 1414. Illinois 13-1 358 1515. Cincinnati 12-1 352 816. Georgetown 10-1 281 1817. San Diego State 11-2 242 1618. Michigan State 11-2 228 1919. Notre Dame 12-1 201 2020. Butler 10-2 194 2121. Oklahoma State 10-1 146 2222. Pittsburgh 12-1 124 2423. New Mexico 13-1 109 24. UNLV 11-2 100 1725. N.C. State 10-2 95 25 Others receiving votes: VCU 36, Kansas State 35, North Carolina 34, Kentucky 31, Wyoming 30, Wichita State 7, Colorado 6, Maryland 5, UConn 3, UCLA 2, Bucknell 1, Colorado State 1, Temple 1.AP Top 25 schedule Todays Games No. 1 Duke vs. Davidson at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C., 7 p.m. No. 4 Louisville vs. Providence, 6 p.m.No. 7 Syracuse vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m.No. 8 Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. No. 11 Illinois at Purdue, 8:30 p.m.No. 16 Creighton at Illinois State, 8:05 p.m. No. 17 Butler vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m.No. 19 San Diego State vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games No. 2 Michigan at Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 3 Arizona vs. Colorado, 8 p.m.No. 10 Gonzaga at Pepperdine, 9 p.m. Saturdays Games No. 1 Duke vs. Wake Forest, NoonNo. 3 Arizona vs. Utah, 5 p.m.No. 8 Ohio State at No. 11 Illinois, 2:15 p.m. No. 10 Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 8 p.m.No. 12 Missouri vs. Bucknell, 7 p.m.No. 14 Cincinnati vs. St. Johns, 4 p.m.No. 15 Georgetown at Marquette, 2 p.m. No. 16 Creighton vs. Indiana State, 3:05 p.m. No. 17 Butler vs. New Orleans, 2 p.m.No. 18 Michigan State vs. Purdue, Noon No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, Noon No. 22 Oklahoma State at No. 25 Kansas State, 1:30 p.m. No. 23 N.C. State at Boston College, 4 p.m. No. 24 Pittsburgh at Rutgers, 11 a.m. Sundays Games No. 2 Michigan vs. Iowa, NoonNo. 6 Kansas vs. Temple, 4:30 p.m.No. 7 Syracuse at South Florida, Noon No. 9 Minnesota vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 13 Florida at Yale, 5:30 p.m.BASEBALLMLB calendar Jan. 9 Hall of Fame voting announced. Jan. 9-10 Owners meeting, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Jan. 15 Salary arbitration filing.Jan. 18 Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS AGATE QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff GOLF REPORTS CHS: Plays Stanton at home Friday Continued From Page 1B Thomas rides 67 in blitz Skipper takes Top of the Hill fourth quarter), we didnt transition back to defense, but my hats off to Lake City and Marshall, Lockhart said. We held him in check for a while. When you miss 17 free throws and lose by one, what can you say? Marshall finished with 20 points, leading five Tigers in double figures. Smith scored 16 to lead Palatka, followed by Oxendine with 13 points and Thomas and Chandler with 12 each. Flagler Palm Coast defeated Fairfield, Ala., 64-49 in the third-place game. Bradford took fifth with a 54-33 win over Daytona Beach Seabreeze. Columbia beat Palm Coast, 58-47, in the semi-final round on Friday. Marshall led the Tigers with 21 points. Columbia hosts Stanton Prep in a District 4-6A game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.Q Andy Hall is sports editor of the Palatka Daily News Northwestern ends drought in Gator Bowl
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Kentucky 21 Military Bowl San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Independence Bowl Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10, OT Meineke Car Care Bowl Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Armed Forces Bowl Rice 33, Air Force 14 Fight Hunger Bowl Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Pinstripe Bowl Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Alamo Bowl Texas 31, Oregon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Monday Music City Bowl Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal 7 Liberty Bowl Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17 Chick-fil-A Bowl Clemson 25, LSU 24 Tuesday Heart of Dallas Bowl Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl Stanford vs. Wisconsin (n) Orange Bowl N. Illinois vs. Florida State (n) Today Sugar Bowl At New OrleansFlorida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Cotton Bowl At Arlington, TexasTexas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At MiamiNotre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Record: 20-19 Jan. 2, 2012 Gator BowlFlorida 24, Ohio St. 17 Jan. 1, 2011 Outback BowlFlorida 37, Penn St. 24 Jan. 1, 2010 Sugar BowlFlorida 51, Cincinnati 24 Jan. 8, 2009 BCS National ChampionshipFlorida 24, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 1, 2008 Capital One Bowl Michigan 41, Florida 35 Jan. 8, 2007 BCS National ChampionshipFlorida 41, Ohio St. 14 Jan. 2, 2006 Outback BowlFlorida 31, Iowa 24 Dec, 31, 2004 Peach BowlMiami 27, Florida 10 Jan. 1, 2004 Outback BowlIowa 37, Florida 17 Jan. 1, 2003 Outback BowlMichigan 38, Florida 30 Jan. 2, 2002 Orange BowlFlorida 56, Maryland 23 Jan. 2, 2001 Sugar BowlMiami 37, Florida 20 Jan. 1, 2000 Citrus BowlMichigan St. 37, Florida 34 Jan. 2, 1999 Orange BowlFlorida 31, Syracuse 10 Jan. 1, 1998 Citrus BowlFlorida 21, Penn St. 6 Jan. 2, 1997 Sugar BowlFlorida 52, Florida St. 20 Jan. 2, 1996 Fiesta BowlNebraska 62, Florida 24 Jan. 2, 1995 Sugar BowlFlorida St. 23, Florida 17 Jan. 1, 1994 Sugar BowlFlorida 41, West Virginia 7 Dec. 31, 1992 Gator BowlFlorida 27, N.C. State 10 Jan. 1, 1992 Sugar BowlNotre Dame 39, Florida 28 Dec. 30, 1989 Freedom Bowl Washington 34, Florida 7 Dec. 29, 1988 All American Bowl Florida 14, Illinois 10 Dec. 25, 1987 Aloha BowlUCLA 20, Florida 16 Dec. 30, 1983 Gator BowlFlorida 14, Iowa 6 Dec. 31, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl Arkansas 28, Florida 24 Dec. 31, 1981 Peach BowlWest Virginia 26, Florida 6 Dec. 20, 1980 Tangerine BowlFlorida 35, Maryland 20 Jan. 2, 1977 Sun BowlTexas A&M 37, Florida 14 Dec. 29, 1975 Gator BowlMaryland 13, Florida 0 Dec. 31, 1974 Sugar BowlNebraska 13, Florida 10 Dec. 22, 1973 Tangerine BowlMiami, Ohio 16, Florida 7 Dec. 27, 1969 Gator BowlFlorida 14, Tennessee 13 Jan. 2, 1967 Orange BowlFlorida 27, Georgia Tech 12 Jan. 1, 1966 Sugar BowlMissouri 20, Florida 18 Dec. 29, 1962 Gator BowlFlorida 17, Penn St. 7 Dec. 31, 1960 Gator BowlFlorida 13, Baylor 12 Dec. 27, 1958 Gator BowlMississippi 7, Florida 3 Jan. 1, 1953 Gator BowlFlorida 14, Tulsa 13 ASSOCIATED PRESSClemsons Chandler Catanzaro (39) kicks the winning 3 7-yard field goal against LSU as time expires in the Ch ick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on Monday.Clemson stuns LSU JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida running back Matt Jones (24) carries the ball d uring a game against FSU on Nov. 24. By CHARLES ODUMAssociated PressATLANTA Chandler Catanzaro was not about to let a blocked extra point earlier in the game get in the way of his last-second, game-winning field goal. Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 vic-tory over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night. I was ready when the opportunity came to me, Catanzaro said. It was next-kick mentality. I was so thankful for the opportunity. Catanzaro, a former walkon from Greenville, S.C., made 16 of 17 field goals in the regular season. The kick gave Clemson its first 11-win season since its 1981 national champion-ship team. And Tigers coach Dabo Swinney thinks this is only the beginning. Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remain-ing. Tajh Boyd passed to DeAndre Hopkins for 26 yards on a fourth-and-16 play during the decisive 10-play drive. Clemson reached 11 wins for only the fourth time in school history and the first time since the 12-0 1981 team. You cant win 12 until you win 11, Swinney said. You cant win a national championship until you learn how to win games like this. This was a land-mark win. Boyd completed 36 of 50 passes for 346 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He set career highs for attempts and completions while winning the game MVP award. Tajh Boyd was phenomenal, LSU coach Les Miles said. I did not expect the heroic, if you will, efforts that he had. Hopkins had 13 catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Gator D ready for challengeBy GUERRY SMITHAssociated PressNEW ORLEANS Rather than boast about Floridas lofty national defen-sive rankings, safety Josh Evans questions whether they are an accurate reflec-tion of how good his unit really is. Florida ranks fifth nationally in total defense and third in scoring defense. Yet in Evans eyes, the No. 4 Gators (11-1) are second to none defensively, something they will try to prove when they play 22nd-ranked Louisville (10-2) and dynamic quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the Sugar Bowl tonight. Absolutely I feel were the best, Evans said. With our front seven and our back end, I see it. If you just look at the games weve played and the schedule we have, to not give up a touch-down against LSU and to not give up any points in the second half against (Heisman Trophy winning Texas A&M quarterback) Johnny Manziel ... that was huge for us. Floridas defense fared better than Alabama, the NCAA leader in yards allowed, against two of the best opponents both teams faced. The Gators limited Manziel and the Texas A&M offense to 324 yards for the game and zero points in the second half in a 20-17 September victory at College Station, Texas. Two months later, Manziel and the Aggies rolled up 418 yards in a 29-24 upset of the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Gators beat LSU 14-6 in Gainesville on Oct. 6, holding the Tigers to two field goals and 200 yards. A month later, LSU gained 435 yards on the Crimson Tide. Denard Robinson injured his right elbow late in the season. Ace Sanders caught TD passes of 4 yards from Thompson and 31 yards from Shaw, who completed 18 of 26 passes before limp-ing off the field on the final drive.
DEAR ABBY: After years of denial I have come to realize that I am bisexual. Im happily mar-ried to a straight man, and we have a great marriage I wouldnt change for the world. He is my soul mate, and we plan to be together for many years to come. I just happen to be physi-cally attracted to women, too. Some people say I cant be bisexual if Ive never been with a woman; I say theyre wrong. Am I cor-rect? How do I deal with this in social situations? Im afraid to put it on my social media profile for fear of a backlash from my family. Id like my friends to know, but it doesnt feel proper to just come out and say, Im bi. I was hoping some of your readers might be able to give me some input. How does one come out without overdoing it or coming across the wrong way? Is there a right way? Should I continue keeping it a secret? Im not sure what to do with my revelation. I have pondered it for some time now, and felt I could trust you to give me tactful, unbiased advice. -BI IN THE DEEP SOUTH DEAR B.I.T.D.S.: Bisexuality is having an attraction to people of both sexes, and yes, it is possi-ble to be bisexual without having acted upon it. However, being married means you are (happily) involved in a monogamous relationship. To announce that you are bisexual and/or put it on the Internet would be a mistake, in my opinion, not only because it would shock your fam-ily, but also because it might seem like you were advertising that you are available. Unless you are promiscuous, you are NOT available. Most married people agree to be com-mitted to their spouses regardless of whether they are straight, gay or bi. If you choose to confide your diverse sexual orien-tation to your close friends, that is your business. But if you do, please remember that once two people know something, the news will spread faster than the flu. P.S. If you do decide to divulge, be sure to tell your husband first. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I work in a jewelry store where the associates get generous discounts. I mentioned the amount of my discount at one family party, and ever since, my brother-in-law has continued to ask to use it for my sister. Abby, letting others use my discount is strictly for-bidden. Although the store may never find out, this goes against my morals. My sisters birthday is in six weeks, and today I told him we can split the cost for the item she wants. I offered because I felt pres-sured. I have now decided that I cant go against my morals, plus the item is pretty expensive even with my discount. How do I tell him no? I have told him before that its against company policy, but the message isnt get-ting through. -FEELING USED IN GEORGIA DEAR FEELING USED: Tell your brother-in-law that even with the dis-count, splitting the cost of the birthday gift is too much for you. Then reiter-ate firmly that doing this is against company policy and could cost you your job. Its the truth. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Live in the moment. Strive to be and do your best. Dont let a challenge or opposition spin you in a negative direction. Believe in yourself and your capabilities. Discuss your personal plans and call in a favor that will help you advance. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Consider what you already know and you will make a wise choice regard-ing what you need to sign up for in order to make the most of the upcoming year. Set goals you feel passion-ate about achieving but that are also reasonable. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dont let uncertainty be your downfall. Too many options will lead to confusion. Narrow down your choices based on what you feel comfortable pursuing. Dont take an unnecessary risk. Harness your skills and focus on what you can accomplish. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Youve got plenty of room to maneuver, so dont hold back. Follow through with your plans and make sure to reach for the stars. Speak openly with people about your ideas and you will receive the support you require to get started. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Dont sit still when there is so much to do. Partnerships must be nur-tured, and if that means a face-to-face talk, be accom-modating. Consider how people perceive you and make changes to your image that will make you more engaging. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen to someone talking about past experi-ences. Ask questions and apply the information you receive to something you are trying to accomplish in your life. What you learn now you can apply to what you want to accomplish this year. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Youll have to juggle a lot if you want to avoid trouble. Gauge your time and focus on whats impor-tant to the people you are dealing with. Fairness will play an important role in the outcome of anything you begin today. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sign up for anything that interests you. This is a learning year and its best to start gathering information right from the beginning. Greater creativ-ity coupled with discipline, hard work and network-ing will pay off in the end. Focus on originality and technology. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Take a step back and reflect on what trans-pired last year. You may have to make some per-sonal adjustments before you can begin to make changes to your personal lifestyle and wellness. Size up your situation and estimate your needs and overhead. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Go over ventures and endeavors you want to pursue this year and lay out your game plan. A bud-get must be put in place that will help you oversee the possibilities allowing you to work within your means. Success is in the stars. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Expect to face set-backs and opposition. Not everyone will be willing to be as impulsive as you. Concentrate on your home and domestic life and how you can improve your situ-ation without going over budget. Creative ideas will win praise. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Greater involvement in an organization that is helping others or fighting for a cause will lead to a contract or opportunity that will bring in more cash. Dont let an emotion-al or ego problem stand in the way of your success. +++ 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 Bisexual wife is of two minds about coming out Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 4B
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AsphaltMillings, Granite, Road Rock. 386-362-8763 LegalCOLUMBIACOUNTYBOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERSPROJECTNUMBER 2012-10County Road 252 SWPinemount Rd.NOTICE TO CONTRACTORSNotice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the Columbia County Manager's office until 11:00 A.M. on January 11, 2013, for Co-lumbia County Project No. 2012-10. This office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex at 135 Hernando Avenue, Room 203 Lake City FL32055.This project consists of approximate-ly 27,480 LF of milling existing as-phalt pavement and placement of new asphalt pavement in two layers (structural and surface).Scope of work includes milling, as-phaltic concrete pavement, erosion control, and incidental items.The Bid Forms and Construction specifications may be obtained from the County's web site at http://www .columbiacountyfla.com/ PurchasingBids.asp Deadline for questions regarding construction plans, specifications, and/or bid documents must be received before 11 :00 P.M. on January 7, 2013. The successful bidder will be re-quired to furnish the County Manag-er with a bid bond, performance bond, and liability insurance prior to commencing work.The Columbia County Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to add to the contract or de-lete from the contract to stay within their funding capabilities.Columbia County Board of County CommissionersStephen E. Bailey, Chair05536575January 2, 9, 2013 COLUMBIACOUNTYBOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERSPROJECTNUMBER 2013-03NWLake City AvenueNOTICE TO CONTRACTORSNotice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the Columbia County Manager's office until 11:00 A.M. on January 11, 2013, for Co-lumbia County Project No. 2013-03. This office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex at 135 Hernando Avenue, Room 203 Lake City FL32055.This project consists of approximate-ly +/-1000 LF of mixing existing as-phalt pavement and placement of new asphalt pavement in two layers at 75 lb/sy leveling and 140 lb/sy surface.Scope of work includes mixing, as-phaltic concrete pavement, erosion control, and incidental items.The Bid Forms and Construction specifications may be obtained from the County's web site at http://www .columbiacountyfla.com/ PurchasingBids.asp Deadline for questions regarding construction plans, specifications, and/or bid documents must be received before 11 :00 P.M. on January 7, 2013. The successful bidder will be re-quired to furnish the County Manag-er a performance bond and liability insurance prior to commencing work.The Columbia County Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to add to the contract or de-lete from the contract to stay within their funding capabilities.Columbia County Board of County CommissionersStephen E.Bailey, Chair05536576January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE OFSUSPENSIONT O: Jesse R. Custer Case No: 201205680A Notice 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 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, T allahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05536520January 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 NOTICE OFSUSPENSIONT O: Lonnie Bucchi Case No: 201203835A Notice 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 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, T allahassee, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05536521January 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDAGENERALCIVILDIVISIONCase No. 2011-CA-000274WELLS FARGO FINANCIALSYSTEM FLORIDA, INC.Plaintiff,vs.SANDRAL. SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRALSMITH; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTH-ER UNKNOWN PARTIES, includ-ing, if a named defendant is de-ceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other par-ties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claim-ants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described de-fendants,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment en-tered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Co-lumbia County, Florida, described as:Begin at the NE corner of Lot 1, of a subdivision of a part of Block 309 in the Western Division of the City of Lake City, Columbia County, Florida as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 103 and run N 8907'East along the South right of way line of Hillsboro Street 210 feet, more or less to the old West right of way line of First Street; thence run South along the old West right of way line of First Street 209.5 feet, more or less to the North right of way line of Hamilton Street; thence run S 8907'West 210 feet, more or less, to the SWcorner of Lot 12 in the aforesaid Subdivi-sion; thence run N 053'West 209.5 feet, more or less to the POINTOF BEGINNING.LESS AND EXCEPTright of way for State Road 25, deeded to State of Florida in Official Records Book 22, page 253 described as follows: Be-ginning at the SE corner of Block 309 of the Western Division of the City of Lake City, Florida, according to the Official plat thereof in the Of-fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, same being the intersection of the North boundary of Hamilton Street and the W est boundary of First Street; thence run S 8932'30" W47.57 feet; thence N 4545'E 14.45 feet; thence N 200'30" E, 187.75 feet; thence N 4427' W13.78 feet to the North boundary of said Block 309; thence N 8904'30" E 33.73 feet along the North boundary of said Bock 309 ( South boundary of Hillsboro Street) to the East boundary of said Block 309, thence S 148'30" Walong boundary 207.81 feet to the point of beginning, lying in and being a part of the East 1 acre of Block 309 of the W estern Division of the City of Lake City, Florida.Property Address: 314 Main Boule-vard NWLake City, FL32056Parcel I.D.: R12233-000at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32056 at 11:00 a.m. on 1/16/13.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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURTWITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.DATED this 6th day of Dec., 2012.P. DEWITTCASON Clerk of Circuit CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkIn accordance with the American W ith Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding via the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.05536433December 26, 2012January 2, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 12-276-CPIN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS DENNIS ANDERSON, deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSTO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE:Y ou are hereby notified that the administration of the estate of Thomas Dennis Anderson, deceased, File Number 12-276-CP,is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-dress of which is P.O. Box 2069; Lake City, FL32056. Then names and addresses of the personal repre-sentative and the personal represen-tative's attorney are set forth below.ALLINTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: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 served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATTER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTYDAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or de-mands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-TER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOTSO FILED WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.The date of first publication of this Notice is: December 26, 2012 LegalPersonal Representative:Ms. Crystal D. Rehm1936 SWHerlong StreetFort White, FL32038Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:Hugh Cotney, P.A.905 Blackston BuildingJacksonville, FL3220205536436December 26, 2012January 2, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-2012-CA-000479DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIALMORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L2, RESIDENTIALMORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFI-CATES, SERIES 2006-L2Plaintiff,v.REVANORD PIERRE LOUIS, et alDefendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORE-CLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROP-ERTYT O: NANNOTTEE OBBEY, LASTKNOWN ADDRESS IS:5367 NW116TH AVENUE, COR-ALSPRINGS, FL33076Residence unknown, if living, in-cluding any unknown spouses of the said Defendants, if either has remar-ried and if either or both of said De-fendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claim-ing by, through under or against the named Defendant(s); and the afore-mentioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the afore-mentioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or oth-erwise not sui juris.YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an has been commenced to fore-close a mortgage on the following re-al property, lying and being and situ-ated in COLUMBIACounty, Flori-da, more particularly described as follows:LOT18, SOUTHERN EXPO-SURES (UNRECORDED)COMMENCE ATTHE NWCOR-NER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SEC-TION 25, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 8833'56" E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 25 ADISTANCE OF 1968.15 FEET; THENCE S 0035'31" E, ADISTANCE OF 2045.43 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 300.00 FEET, ACENTRALANGLE OF 1720'29", ACHORD BEARING OF S 0804'44" WAND A CHORD LENGTH OF 90.45 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 90.80 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVA-TURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 360.00 FEET, ACENTRALAN-GLE OF 3425'28", ACHORD BEARING S 0027'46" E AND ACHORD LENGTH OF 213.06; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AND ARC LENGTH OF 216.29 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVA-TURE OF ACURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 330.00 FEET, ACENTRALAN-GLE OF 1023'48", ACHORD BEARING OF S 1228'36" E AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 59.80 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 59.88 FEETTO THE END OF SAID CURVE AND THE POINTOF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LANDS; THENCE N 8833'18" E, ADIS-T ANCE OF 778.72 FEETTO THE POINTON THE EASTLINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFI-CIALRECORDS BOOK 943, P AGE 1192 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 0532'32" W, ALONG SAID EASTLINE ADISTANCE OF 276.75 FEETTO APOINTON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 25; THENCE S 0532'32" W, STILLALONG SAID EASTLINE A DISTANCE OF 435.46 FEETTO THE SE CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE N 7707'10" W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF "FERNWOOD ESTATES" ASUB-DIVISION AS PER PLATTHERE-OF RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGES 104 THROUGH 104AOF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 713.94 FEETTO A POINTON THE CENTERLINE OF A60 FOOTWIDE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE N 0117'15" W, ALONG SAID CEN-TERLINE ADISTANCE OF 249.65 FEETTO APOINTON THE AFOREMENTIONED SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 25; THENCE N 0117'15" W, STILLALONG SAID CENTERLINE, ADISTANCE OF 246.17 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 330.00 FEET; ACENTRALANGLE OF 059'27", ACHORD BEARING OF N 0416'58" WAND A CHORD LENGTH OF 349.49 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 34.50 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. SUBJECTTO AN EASEMENTFOR AGAS LINE OVER AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERLY47 FEETOF THE ABOVE DESCRI-BED LANDS.THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BEING APARTOF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 25, T OWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EASTAND PARTOF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.SUBJECTTO AND TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENTFOR IN-GRESS AND EGRESS AND PUB-LIC UTILITIES DESCRIBED AS Legal"ROAD EASEMENT" AND SHOWN HEREON."ROAD EASEMENT"COMMENCE ATTHE NWCOR-NER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SEC-TION 25, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 0035'31" E, ALONG THE WESTLINE OF SAID SECTION 25 ADISTANCE OF 1107.80 FEETTO A POINTON THE WESTERLY EXTENSION OF THE CENTER-LINE OF A60 FOOTWIDE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE N 8833'18" E, ALONG SAID EX-TENSION ADISTANCE OF 19.96 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING OF THE HEREIN DESCRI-BED ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE N 0057'09" W, ALONG THE EASTRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF COUNTYMAINTAINED PUB-LIC ROAD ADISTANCE OF 60.26 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVA-TURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFTHAVING ARADIUS OF 30.00 FEET, ACENTRALANGLE OF 9029'33", ACHORD BEAR-ING OF S 4611'56" E AND ACHORD LENGTH OF 42.61 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 47.38 FEETTO THE POINTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 8833'18" E, ADIS-T ANCE OF 1858.56 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 30.00 FEETACENTRALANGLE OF 8908'49", ACHORD BEARING OF N 4358'54" E AND ACHORD LENGTH OF 42.11 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 46.68 FEETTO THE POINTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 0035'31" W, ADIS-T ANCE OF 564.72 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 30.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 4124'35", A CHORD BEARING OF N 2117'48" WAND CHORD LENGTH OF 21.21 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 21.68 FEETTO THE POINTOF COMPOUND CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF N 8924'29" E AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE AN ARC LENGTH OF 229.35 FEETTO THE POINTOF COMPOUND CURVA-TURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 30.00 FEET, ACENTRALANGLE OF 4124'35", ACHORD BEAR-ING OF S 2006'46" WAND CHORD LENGTH OF 21.21 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 21.68 FEETTO THE PONTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE S 0035'31" E, ADIS-T ANCE OF 1561.82 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 330.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 1720'29", A CHORD BEARING OF S 0804'44" WAND ACHORD LENGTH OF 99.50 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 99.88 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 330.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 3425'28", A CHORD BEARING OF S 0027'46" E AND CHORD LENGTH OF 195.30 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 198.27 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 360.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 1623'15", A CHORD BEARING OF S 0928'52" E AND ACHORD LENGTH OF 102.61 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 102.97 FEETTO THE POINTOF TANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE S 0117'15" E, A DISTANCE OF 245.85 FEETTO A POINTON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 25; THENCE S 0117'15" E, ADISTANCE OF 257.55 FEETTO APOINTON THE NORTH LINE OF "FERN-WOOD ESTATES'ASUBDIVI-SION AS PER PLATTHEREOF RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PA GES 104 THROUGH 104AOF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 7707'10" W, ADIS-T ANCE OF 241.76 FEETTO A POINTON THE AFOREMEN-TIONED SOUTH LINE OF SEC-TION 25; THENCE N 0117'15" W, A DISTANCE OF 246.49 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING ARADIUS OF 300.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 1623'15", ACHORD BEARING O F N 0928'52" WAND CHORD LENGTH OF 85.51 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 85.80 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 390.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 3425'28", A CHORD BEARING OF N 0027'46" WAND ACHORD LENGTH OF 230.81 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 234.32 FEETTO THE POINTOF REVERSE CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 270.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 1720'29", A CHORD BEARING OF N 0804'44" E AND ACHORD LENGTH OF 81.41 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 81.72 FEETTO THE POINTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 0035'31" W, ADIS-T ANCE OF 877.08 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 30.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 9051'11", A CHORD BEARING OF N Legal4601'07" WAND CHORD LENGTH OF 42.74 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 47.57 FEETTO THE POINTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE S 8833'18" W, ADIS-T ANCE OF 1857.80 FEETTO THE POINTOF CURVATURE OF ACURVE OF THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 30.00 FEET, A CENTRALANGLE OF 8930'27", A CHORD BEARING OF S 4348'04" WAND ACHORD LENGTH OF 42.24 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, AN ARC LENGTH OF 46.87 FEETTO THE POINTOF T ANGENCYOF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 0057'09" W, ALONG THE AFOREMENTIONED WESTRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF THE COUNTYMAINTAINED PUBLIC ROAD ADISTANCE OF 59.74 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING.THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS ARE PARTOF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 25, T OWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EASTAND SECTION 36, TOWN-SHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.COMMONLYKNOWN AS: XXX SOUTHWESTSPRUCE ROAD, LAKE CITY, FL32024This action has been filed against you and your are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 120, Tampa, FL33634 on or before 1/7/2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be-fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Com-plaint.WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 6th day of Dec./s/ P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL"In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons need-ing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this hearing, should con-tact ADACoordinator no later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at International Revenue Service (FL-Northern), 400 West Bay Street, Stop 5710, Jacksonville, FL32202 904-665-0832 and for the hearing and voice impaired 800-955-8770."05536336December 26, 2012January 2, 2013 020 Lost & Found 2 lost dogs 1 Beagle, brown & white, no collar. 1 Yellow Lab 80 lbs, blk collar. Last seen 12/24 in Ebenezer High Falls Area. Please Contact James Bailey at 755-7958 100 Job Opportunities05536515 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for a 9-1-1 Communications Center Manager. Employee will perform responsible administrative and professional work in developing, coordinating, maintaining, and enhancing the daily operations of the County's Emergency 9-1-1 System. Minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and at least four (4) years experience in System Analysis, Communications, or a closely related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the job. Must be a resident of Columbia County within the first six (6) months of employment. Must possess a valid Florida Drivers License. Salary negotiable depending upon qualifications/experience. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, criminal history check and drug screening. Applications may be obtained 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 our website (www.columbiacountyfla.com). Review of applications will begin on 1/21/2013 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. 05536524 Frito Lay Route Sales $40,000+ Full Time Open House Info Session Jan. 11th Call (386) 867-1913 to RSVP Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V Mechanic needed at Fla.Rock & Tank Lines In White Springs. Diesel exprnc reqr'd in maintenance & repair of tractor trailers. 45-50hrs/wk Class A CDLlicense preferred. Excellent Benefits! email: email@example.com or fax 904-858-9008 Needed CNC Machinist Must be familiar with Lathes and Mills, send resume to Grizzly Mfg. 174 NE Cortez Ter. Lake City FL32055, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS/WALK-INS 100 Job Opportunities05536568 Raymond James Financial Services located at First Federal Bank of Florida is currently seeking a full-time "Paraprofessional" Assistant to the branch manager. Fast paced work environment. Minimum requirements include exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills (attention to detail is a must); excellent computer, grammar, and mathematical abilities; and advanced technology skills including Word, Excel and Web based software programs. Salary range $40,000 $48,000. Please email resume to T ammy.Hall@RaymondJames.c om or mail to NWAmerican Lane, Suite 102, Lake City, FL32055. Construction Salesman Needed. Excellent Pay. Experience Required. 866-959-7663 Hafner's seeking Individual to cut nylon material with electric knifes & attend gun shows. 386-755-6481 Mechanic needed with tools and experience. Southern Specialize Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Must have a minimum of 5 yrs Exp. selling HVAC Equipment. Excellent benefits &Great pay. Call Allen 386-628-1093 SALES POSITION A vailable for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Ford, Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 Service Techs & Installers Must be EPA& NATE certified. Excellent benefits & great pay. Call Allen (386) 628-1093 StarTech Computer Center Now hiring Exp Techs. Send resume to: email@example.com 240 Schools & Education05536525 Interested in a Medical Career? Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class1/7/2013 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-1/14/13 LPN 03/11/13 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310 Pets & 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. 755-5440To place your classified ad call REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
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Call www.CenturaOnline.com 888-203-3179 _____________________________ OTR Drivers Wanted _____________________________ TIRED OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PA YCHECK? There's great earning potential as a Professional Tr uck Driver! The average Professional Tr uck Driver earns over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Tr aining. CALL TODAY! (866)4670060 *DOL/BLS 2012 Week of December 31, 2012 2000 Lincoln To wncarMed. blue, leather, power seats & more. 147,400 miles. Excellent condition.$3,490 386-623-2848 2001 Dodge Ram 3500V10 Magnum, extended cab, SLT, 4 WD, DRW, AT PW, PS, red w/tan interior, 137,000 miles, good condition.$7,900386-984-6606 or 386-758-6800 407 Computers HPComputer $75.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 416 Sporting Goods TREADMILLProScan quiet, excellent condition. $250 CASH 386-755-7045 430 Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440 Miscellaneous 1 blk, 1 white,1 blk/wht & 1 blue Prom/Formal dress Sizes: Small to Medium Call 758-6812 after 4:30 pm 630 Mobile Homes forRent1/1 Cabin $475, Efficiency Apt $350 & Lots for your RVor your own Cabin. Between Lake City & G'ville. Access to I-75 & 441 (352)317-1326. 2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 3 BR/1 BA, close to town, fenced in yard, private well $800 month. & $800 deposit 386-752-7578 & 386-288-8401 3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $795 month. & $795 deposit 386-752-7578 3Br/2Ba Mod 1/2acre (nice subd) concrete drive, wrap around deck appl's,energysaver, &thermo's ready (386) 984-5341 $800 mo Quiet Country Park 3bd/2ba $525, 2bd/1ba $425. V ery clean. NO PETS! References & Deposit required 386-758-2280 640 Mobile Homes forSale1600 SQFT, 3/2 DWMH, close to town, country setting on 2 ac. Reduced to $49,000 (short sale) Poole Realty 362-4539. MLS 82068 2 MFG HOMES on 5 ACRES! Great for 2 families in Godbold Acres west of Lake City $79,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #81421 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 4br 2b open/split floor plan MH w/wood flooring, newly painted, large stone fireplace. MLS 82326 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $74,000 5 LIKENew Mobile Homes!!! For under $30,000. MUSTSEE Call John T. 386-752-1452 Bank owned, Cozy 1/1 home in Lake C community $55,000. MLS 81365 Poole Realty 362-4539. $55,000 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide '09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail email@example.com Breathtaking 80 ac horse ranch w/ 7700 sqft home, heated pool, stocked pond, workout facility MLS 82156 Poole Realty 362-4539. short sale $950,000 CLOSE TO VAMED CTR! 3BR/2BAw/beautiful interior, new CH&A$59,900 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #81428 EASTSIDE VILLAGE 2BR/2BAw/lg kitchen, open floor plan $79,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80972 Hardwood floors, formal dining room, great rm, f/p, double car garage. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS 82374 $243,900 Palm HarborHomes New 2013 Models $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 LIVE OAK! Cute home in city limits; 3BR/1BA& 1,294 SqFt $49,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #81410 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. 640 Mobile Homes forSaleResults Realty Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 4/2 on 10 Ac home features 2200 heated sqft. 10x20 frame shed. MLS# 76582 $67,500 W ANTEDCASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 WOODGATE VILLAGE Move-in ready! Open 3BR/2BA floor plan on nice shaded lot $49,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC 755-5110 #82259 WOODGATE VILLAGE Nice 3BR/2BADWMH w/fenced yd, workshop; $39,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY, INC 755-5110 #79078 650 Mobile Home & Land2/1 MH, completely remodeled. Custom Floors on 5 ac. w/ 2 stall horse barn. MLS # 79025 $49,900 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty 2br/2ba on 3.51 ac, 1512 sqft DW perfect Rental, Lg deck, MLS # 82216 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 $49,900 FSBO 5 ac lot w/ 1995 refurb. MH. 66ft long w/ new roof & wheel chair ramp. $5,000 down Owner Fin. on Balance Approx 5 miles N. of LC. 386-752-4597 Great Value 24 acres, 3/2 DWMH, front porch, full length of MH, open floor plan. MLS 79000. Poole Realty Nelda Hatcher. 688-8067 Hallmark Real Estate $34,400. 3/2 MH in O'Brien. On 4 Ac. Case#091-374923 www.hudhomestore.com Robin Williams (386)365-2135 MLS 81700 Hallmark Real Estate Beautiful 4.38 Ac with 4/2 MH. Master has separate office/den area. Large living room with fireplace. Janet Creel (386)719-0382 MLS#82465 Hallmark Real Estate Beautiful Pasture, fenced for horses, well kept 3/2 M/H Great front & back porch to enjoy nature. Robin Williams (386)365-5146 MLS#80899 Hallmark Real Estate Just Reduced! Home & office over 1900sqft with glassed porch centrally located in town. Janet Creel (386)719-0382 MLS#81207 Hallmark Real Estate Live better for less! 3/2.5 Brick home on an acre. Inground Pool. F/p. Lrg oak trees. S. Columbia County. Ginger Parker(386)365-2135 MLS#81183 Hallmark Real Estate This is it! This 3/2 Home on a corner lot. Close to all amenities. Private fenced backyard. Paula Lawrence (386)623-1973 MLS#79943 OwnerFinanced 3/22.5 ac. River Access. Small down $585 mo 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com SW2BD/1.5BA, 1 acre, Updated Kitchen. $3,500 down, $350 mth Contact 305-304-4028 710 Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05535481 W e've got it all! $89 Deposit Limited Avail. Call Today! W indsong Apts. *Free afterschool program386-758-8455 2br/1ba duplex NWGeorgia A ve. Renovated & energy efficient. Tile floors, W/D, $475/Mo. $300 Dep. 386-755-1937 2br/1ba. Close to town. $580.mo plus deposit. Includes water & sewer. 386-965-2922 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. W asher/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com BRANFORD VILLAS 386-935-2319 2br/1ba Apts. Now available.$570. mo. TDD number 1-800-955-8771 Equal Housing Opportunity Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Gorgeous Lake View 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A$530 month $530 deposit garbage included. No pets. 386-344-2170 Great area West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $600-$750 plus SEC .386-438-4600 or 965-5560 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 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 710 Unfurnished Apt. ForRentUPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 W ayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com W indsorArms 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 720 Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. W eekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT All utilities included & Cable, $500 month + $300 sec. deposit. Call 386-697-9950 730 Unfurnished Home ForRent3 bedroom 1 bath $630 mth and $630 deposit. CH/A Contact 377-2170 3/2 $500dep. $550 /mth, water and sewer included, off Lake Jeffrey & Honeysuckle Rd. Contact 623-5410 or 623-2203 3B/2BA brick,Florida room, fireplace, 2 car carport, Large yard, quiet & private. Country Club Rd. South, $900 mo. 386-365-6228 3bdrm very spacious, 2ba, garage, CH/AFenced in backyard. $1,400 mth & $1,400 dep. Contact 386-344-1914 3br/1.5ba. Very clean, Brick great area w/bonus room. Carport, shed & Fenced (privacy) back yard. $825. mo $825. dep. Ref's req'd. (941)920-4535 ForLease ,3Br/2bth DWon ten acres S.of Columbia City.Contact At 727-289-2172 $800.00 mo.$350.00 security. Lease with option to purchase 3/2 Brick on 1 acre $145,000. W ith Owner Financing Possible 386-752-5035 Ext 3114 A BAR SALES, INC. NICE 3/2 brick home w/garage in quiet neighborhood. 489 SWBrandy. $900 plus sec. dep. 386-438-4600 750 Business & Office RentalsMedical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) 805 Lots forSale 2 Ac lot in Timberlake S/D. $135,000 MLS # 79025 Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Results Realty 3 Acres in White Springs, Commercial usage, city sewer. Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS $175,000 MLS 82358 Beautiful log home located on 5 ac, well maintained, wrap around porch. MLS 75550 $189,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #80401 $60,000. Must be 55+ 130x750 right on Suwannee, Beautiful lot, minutes from Royal Springs, Denise Bose 752-5290 805 Lots forSale Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #76668 $32,000 Must be 55+, Buildable lot for site built homes only. In Forest Country. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Great home, Emerald Lakes, well kept, split floor plan, oversized family room, MLS# 79733 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Missy Zecher 623-0237 $169,900 Great starter, corner lot, needs some TLC, close to town MLS 81784 $90,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS 810 Home forSale 3br/2ba plus office, 2103 heated sqft, wood floors, large patio MLS # 81984 Swift Creek Realty $229,900 (386) 496-0499 58 Ac, Suwannee County, 3br/2ba newly remodeled horse barns & tack.MLS 81002 Swift Creek Realty $650,000 (386) 496-0499 Access Realty Gorgeous views 3bd/3ba on Lake Montgomery. Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi. MLS 81438 $249,900. 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 Access RealtyTwo story 1895 V ictorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Beautiful 2 story w/ upgrades, open kitchen, granite counter tops, great room w/ stone f/p. MLS 81994 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $435,000 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Country Home, 3br 3 bath, spacious, close to Suwannee & Santa Fe River MLS 81775, $169,900 Elaine Tolar 755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty MLS 80175, 4br 3ba & 2.5 ba colonial, 3 fireplaces $315,000 Mary Brown Whitehurst. 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 3br 3ba home with a two story duplex. Owner Financing MLS 80915, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Building lots: May-Fair, Cannon Creek, Creek Run & Meadow V iew. Elaine Tolar 386-365-1548 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home with 5+ ac 3b 2.5 ba, large kitchen covered deck MLS 81630 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 230 Acres, Col. Co. Paved Rd. 752-4211 MLS 70453 Spectacular 3br/2b home, great room French doors, 10 aces, w/ barn MLS 79593. Jo Lytte Remax 386-365-2821 $349,800 810 Home forSale Country home, wood burning f/p, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings in living room. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS 82022, $240,000 Custom home, located on 6.05 ac. Pecan grove w/ rolling hills in Equestrian Comm. Remax Professionals Missy Zecher 623-0237 $269,000 MLS 81075 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #81959 Must be 55+, 2br/2ba, $79,900. Site Built Home w/eat in kitchen, laundry rm, scrn porch. Denise Bose @ 752-5290 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #81958-, $115,000. Must be 55+, 3br/2ba, Site Built w/ lots of room, split plan mstr suite, FL. Rm. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Hallmark Real Estate Brick Home on 6.3 acres 4bd 2.5ba with large 32X20 Deck & Gazebo. Solid wood cabinets Kay Priest(386)365-8888 MLS#82488 Hallmark Real Estate Short Sale Brick home corner lot 2600 SQFT, fenced back yard. Located minutes from town. Paula Lawrence (386)623-1973 MLS 82491 Ichetucknee River 3br/2ba + loft, 1350 sqft. Hardwood floors, f/p, granite counters Swift Creek Realty $399,000 (386) 496-0499 Just listed unique home with 2800 sqft of living space, located on 1.37 acres in Live Oak, MLS 82214, Poole Realty $67,500. 362-4539 Lake Front property w/ 137 ft frontage, eat-in kitchen, screened deck w/ view quality furnishings. MLS 81850 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $119,000 Open floor plan, covered back patio. Lots of big windows, new carpet & paint, beautiful ceramic tile Century 21 Darby Rogers MLS 82078, 752-6575 Remax Jo Lytte 386-365-2821 Ichetucknee River front 4b/3.5b 2 fireplaces, 2 story home. MLS 81777 $559,000 Ultimate River Experience. Santa Fe River home 2br/2b, granite tops, wood burning heater & open great room. Too many extras to mention. Jo Lytte Remax MLS 81537 $339,000 820 Farms & Acreage4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 820 Farms & AcreageOwner financed land 1/2 to 10 acre lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 860 Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. 870 Real Estate W antedI Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale Fair Price 386-269-0605 940 T rucks 2001 Dodge Ram 3500, V10 Magnum, extended cab, SLT, 4 WD, DRW, AT, PW, PS, red w/ tan interior, 137,000 miles, good condition. $7,900. 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