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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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By DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comSince the presidential election in November, gun shops, sporting goods stores and other retailers have had trouble keep-ing their shelves stocked with ammunition. Many gun owners feared President Barack Obama, in an effort to crack down on firearms ownership, would make it more difficult to buy ammunition as well. The shortage got even worse after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as gun enthusiasts antici-pated a congressional push for tougher restrictions on firearms would follow. Some widely publicized Internet theories blame the federal government for buying extra-large shipments of ammu-nition as an attempt to hoard it. Others dispute these and say the Department of Homeland Security has purchased mil-lions of rounds of ammunition, but no more than it does every year since its inception. Political exchanges from both liberals and conservatives have become heated and decisive lines have been drawn concerning the issue of firearms regulations. Whatever the cause, rounds are hard to find at many Lake City firearms retailers. “We usually have every caliber there is on the market,” said Scott Crews, owner of Scott’s Gunsmithing and Sales. “Right now, the only thing we have been able to keep on our shelves is .40, .357 and .38 Special.” Crews said those are the rounds he is able to keep in stock, but he does order other kinds of ammunition every chance he gets. While those large-caliber handgun rounds are available, .22-caliber rounds are almost impossible to find, Crews said. The .22-caliber round is used for target practice and small game hunting. “I’ve been in business 12 years, and this is the first time I have seen where you can’t get it (.22 caliber),” Crews said. “... You would never think you would be out of them.” Besides the .22 rounds, Crews said the most difficult ammo for him to keep in stock are 9 mm, .380-caliber and .223-caliber. He said even reloading supplies for gun owners been hard to find. By BRANDON LARRABEEThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE — A bill giving parents more power to decide the fate of failing schools returned to the chamber that defeated it last year, passing the Senate Education Committee on a party-line vote that previewed the fight to come. The legislation (SB 862) — commonly known as the “parent trigger” bill — passed the panel on the 6-3 vote one day before the House is expected to take up its version of the measure. It is the second attempt for supporters of the bill, which would allow parents to petition school districts to consider specific turnaround options for schools that receive an “F” on the state report card for two consecutive years. If the district rejects the parents’ plan in favor of another one, the State Board of Education would choose which plan would be implemented. That board cur-rently approves a district’s plan to overhaul failing schools. Last year, the legislation died on the Senate floor on a tie vote. But many of the senators who voted against it are gone, having been replaced in some cases by lawmakers who are seen as more willing to support the bill. Sen. Kelli Stargel, the Lakeland Republican sponsoring the bill, also said after the committee’s vote that this year’s version keeps many of the compromises approved last year to try to push the bill through. “So I think we have much more support, not as many tweaks nec-essary,” she said. “I think a lot of what happened last year might have been more political than on the policy of the bill.” Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Boca Raton, said wouldn’t predict the bills chances of passing. Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 4B TODAY IN PEOPLE Walters mum on retirement. COMING WEDNESDAY Local news roundup. 81 52 Patchy fog early WEATHER, 2A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 305Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEW SPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1 Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterScott Crews, owner of Scott’s Gunsmithing & Sales U.S. 441, d escribes how the ammunition shortage has hit his busine ss along with many gun shops around the country. ‘It’s really tough right now. You can’t get any ammo,’ Crews said. ‘Manufacturers are work ing 24/7, but they’re just now getting enough to us. The gun scare has everyone stockpil ing ammo.’ Firearms dealers can’t keep supplies on shelves Gun owners appear to be stockpiling bullets out of fear. ‘Parent trigger’ bill moves in Senate State House slated to debate its version of measure today. County looking to lease offices Commission may act on proposal at special meeting.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comCounty officials have had to fight growing pains for several years as additional space for county offices increases. Although county officials have not developed a plan to address all of the space needs, they believe they have a solu-tion for the time being by leas-ing space in the former Lake City Medical Center building, 1701 W. U.S. 90. The Columbia County Supervisor of Elections office currently rents a portion of the building. A proposal to lease space will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. today during the county commission meeting at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium, 372 W. Duval St. County officials sched-uled the meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday because they are to attend a legislative meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday, when commission meeting normally are held. County officials are considering leasing offices from the WSMDD Land Trust and are negotiating with Shilpa Mhatre and Clinton Dicks Jr., trustees with the trust. McAlpinman diesin crashBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comMCALPIN — A 23-year-old Suwannee County man was killed Saturday afternoon when his sports utility vehicle failed to make a curve and struck a fence and a tree after it ran off the roadway. Authorities said excessive speed was a contrib-uting factor. Robert Roy Newman III of McAlpin, was killed in the wreck. The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. Saturday on 86th Street, abouty two-tenths of a mile east of Live Oak. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Newman was driving a white 2002 Toyota RAV-4 sports utility vehicle westbound on 86th Street and This image shows a pile of unfired bullets of various ca libers. Gun shops all over the nation are facing a shor tage of ammunintion. WRECK continued on 3A AMMO continued on 3A COUNTY continued on 3A Out of ammo


CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, pleas e call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Q Singer Leon Russell is 71. Q Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell is 70. Q Singer Emmylou Harris is 66. Q Actress Pamela Reed is 64. Q Drummer Dave Robinson of The Cars is 60. Q Country singer Buddy Jewell is 52. Q Actor Christopher Meloni is 52. Q Singer Keren Woodward of Bananarama is 52. Q Country singer Billy Dean is 51. Q Actor Clark Gregg (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 51. Q Guitarist Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) is 46. Q Guitarist Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind is 44. Actor Q Adam Rodriguez (“CSI: Miami”) is 38. AROUND FLORIDA Events to mark state’s discovery TALLAHASSEE — Florida officials are rolling out a vast history lesson to commemorate the first wave of Europeans to hit the state’s beaches half a millennium ago. The officials on Monday unveiled a series of events starting this week as part of a statewide campaign called Viva Florida 500, a yearlong commemora-tion to mark the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on the state’s east coast. The Spanish explorer became the first recorded European to arrive on Florida’s shores on or around April 2, 1513. He is responsible for giving Florida its name, calling it “La Florida” in part because of the land’s lush plant life. A replica of a 16th-century Spanish galleon will make port calls up a strip of the Florida coast in com-ing weeks, and a three-day exhibit this week will fea-ture rarely seen historical documents. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner called the commemoration “a teachable moment,” espe-cially for young people. “I want young people to remember that they’re just not here for the sun-shine,” he said at a state Capitol news conference. “They’re here to learn and remember who we were as a people, how we became to be Florida.” The commemoration also carries potential economic benefit. State officials hope the events will encourage visitors to linger longer in a state known as a vacation haven. “The Viva Florida 500 commemoration is provid-ing the Florida tourism industry with an historic opportunity to expand travelers’ perceptions of the state,” said Will Seccombe, president and CEO of Visit Florida.Baby undergoes transplant surgery GAINESVILLE — A 15-month-old girl is recov-ering after undergoing a groundbreaking heart-lung transplant surgery. Parents Krystina Lopez and Jesus Neira had been told daughter Izabella would likely die before her first birthday. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the child was born with a rare dis-ease that was hardening the tissue in her lungs. She was considered too young for a transplant and unlikely to find a suitable infant donor. But specialists at Shands at the University of Florida decided to take Izabella on as their youngest heart-lung transplant candidate ever. Izabella had to hang on for nine months attached to a ventilator before a match was found. She underwent surgery on Jan. 27. Doctors say her prog-nosis is good.Murder rate up in Orange County ORLANDO — The number of murders in Orange County is higher than in the first quarter of the two previous years. The Orlando Sentinel reports there have been 19 murders between Jan. 1 and March 31. Nearly half remain unsolved. Nine of the murders occurred in Orlando city limits. That’s double the number of homicides in the same period in 2012. The victims include a 21-year-old man killed in a drive-by shooting at an apartment complex and a 31-year-old man shot to death after he and his girl-friend were approached by two men in a parking lot.4-year-old girl shot dead in car MIAMI — A 4-year-old girl was fatally shot while she sat in a car outside her grandfather’s Miami home, and now detectives are trying to determine if another child who was in the vehicle pulled the trig-ger, police said Sunday. The children were waiting in a white Mercedes-Benz Saturday evening as an adult stood nearby outside in an impoverished neighborhood with scat-tered storefront churches and boarded-up businesses on the northern edge of Miami-Dade County. Rahquel Carr was shot in the upper body with a handgun believed to have been fired from inside the vehicle, Miami-Dade Police Detective Roy Rutland said. The owner of the weapon and the car was not present and has not been charged. At least two other children were in the vehicle at the time, all believed to have been younger than 10, Rutland said. Investigators were speak-ing with those children, which Rutland said was a delicate process because of their age. “We are interviewing those kids and we’re try-ing to ascertain if one of the other children shot the kid,” he said. The Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney will review the case to deter-mine if any charges will be filed. The adult, who was standing nearby, was not identified and has also not been charged. “ Daily Scripture ” “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are cor-rupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” — Psalm 14:1 Walters mum on retirement reports NEW YORK B arbara Walters says the paparazzi were lying in wait, but she’s not saying anything about her future employment. Walters returned to “The View” on Monday, after reports circulated widely the previous Friday that she would be retiring from television in May 2014. The television news leg-end is 83 years old. She said photographers were waiting for her as she went to work on Monday, expecting she would discuss her future plans on the air. Instead, Walters had nothing to say about whether or not the sto-ries were true, saying “I have no announcement to make.” Walters created “The View” in 1997.‘BUCKWILD’ star, 2 others found dead SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — A cast member of the MTV reality show “BUCKWILD” was found dead Monday in a sport utility vehi-cle in a ditch along with his uncle and a third, unidentified person, authorities said. Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said the bodies of cast member, Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and the third person were found Monday near Sissonville. Authorities had been searching for the men since early Sunday morn-ing. They were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville and they told people they were going driving off-road. Authorities found the 1984 Ford Bronco that belonged to the Gandee family in a ditch with all three men inside. Humphreys did not pro-vide details on the condition of the vehicle or the bodies. He said no foul play was expected. Shain, nicknamed “Gandee Candy” by fans, was a breakout star of the show that followed the antics of a group of young friends enjoying a wild country lifestyle. It was filmed last year, mostly around Sissonville and Charleston. Shain Gandee is the third BUCKWILD cast member to make headlines. Last week, 24-year-old Salwa Amin was sent back to jail for violating the terms of her bond following a February arrest. She was charged with two counts of drug posses-sion with intent to deliver. She was released on $100,000 bond. Amin remained behind bars without bond on Monday. Another cast mate, Michael Douglas Burford, was charged in February with driving while under the influence.Rep: Glee’s Monteith heads to drug rehab NEW YORK — “Glee” star Cory Monteith is heading to rehab. In a statement, Monteith’s rep confirmed Sunday night that the actor has “voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. “He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery.” People first reported the news on its website. This is not the 30-year-old’s first time in rehab. He got treatment when he was 19 and previously has spoken about his addiction strug-gles. Sunday: 12-18-19-25-33 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 Monday: Afternoon: 2-2-1-2 Evening: N/A Monday: Afternoon: 0-2-0 Evening: N/A Saturday: 4-9-13-40-41-50 x2 HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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By TONY BRITT A Lake City man was arrested Sunday after he admitted he placed a hidden camera in his exwifes bathroom, a sheriffs report said. Rommy Davis, 53, 109 NW Lower Springs Road, was charged with video voyeurism, loitering and prowling and burglary in connection with the inci dent. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility in lieu of $11,000 bond. According to the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, Deputy Darrel Clay responded to a Lower Springs Road address in reference to a possible prowler and while he was headed to the address, dispatch told him the com plainant said she could see a man crouched behind her vehicle in her front yard. A few minutes later, dispatch told the deputy that the complainant identified the prowler as her ex-husband, Rommy Davis, and there was now an argument taking place in the front yard. When Clay arrived at the address, he reportedly found Davis arguing with the woman. The woman told the deputy that Davis has been caught several times in the past peeking in her windows, and, just recently, he was caught putting a video cam era in her bathroom while her daugh ter was taking a bath. Clay reported that Davis said he put a video cam era in the bathroom, but it didnt work and he threw it away. Davis ex-wife said her daughter was taking a bath with her baby when she saw a flashing light behind a plant above the toilet. She said her daugh ter questioned Davis and he admitted to putting it in the bathroom. The daughter completed a sworn statement, which said about 9:30 a.m. on March 26, Davis was at the house while the daughter was preparing to take a bath with her child. She said Davis asked if he could use the bathroom and was in there for about 30 minutes. The daughter said when she discovered what appeared to be a small spy camera, she was appalled but didnt know what to do. She wet to get dressed then returned to the bath room to retrieve the cam era, but it was gone and so was Davis. The county is consider ing leasing 9,149 square feet of space for two years. The contract indicates the county will pay $6,861 per month at $9 per square feet, including $1 per square foot for utilities. Dale Williams, coun ty manager, declared a conflict in the matter because one of the prop erty owners is his relative. However, he said the lease is for space related to the county Extension Service, Veterans Services and the Tourist Development Council. This is sort of a stop-gap measure until the county decides what its going to do on a permanent basis, Williams said. During a commission meeting last month, com missioners discussed recent developments in the countys need for addi tional office space. Those developments were: New requests for addi tional space have recently come forward; It has been about 10 years since space needs last were considered; The current and future space needs of every coun ty department and agency need to be considered; The true total space needed is not currently known, nor are the future space needs; A written plan needs to be put into place; The recent request for proposal for available space did not address renovation or relocation costs; and Details are needed about possible consolida tion of leases. In other business, the commission is slated to discuss replacing the com munications tower at the County Detention Center. I know the tower has major structural issues, Williams said. We know that because our consul tants, who service that tower for us, have actu ally identified some of the issues with pictures. Some of the problems include support members completely rusted through as well as missing nuts, bolts and other pieces. The tower has been at the detention center for more than 30 years. However, Williams said, he has not been able to find any records explaining the towers location or its spe cific height. Williams said he plans to suggest the board bring in a consultant to deter mine whether its better to make repairs to the tower or replace it. He said if the consultant suggests replacing the tower, it needs to be deter mined what the county will replace it with, height and communications wise. A replacement is so expensive, were looking at more than $600,000, he said. Because its so expensive, we need to take appropriate due diligence to make sure that the tower needs to be replaced and if we replace it, do we leave it where it is and what would be best for overall county communications. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 3A 3A Unsure whether you can retire? Lets talk. 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Armijo said the fire departments emergency vehicle technician has kept Engine 3 running as long as possible. Engine 3 was built in 1992. It was placed in reserve in 2011 and has been used only when all other fire engines were already in use at other emergencies. The engine has 111,161 road miles and 6,687 high idle, nonmoving engine hours. I can tell you (the new engine) will get us complete with our goal, Armijo told the city council. It will have a life expectancy of about 15 years. City Manager Wendell Johnson said after this purchase, the fire depart ment will not have to buy a new engine for at least 12 years. When the new engine arrives, the three main engines the department will all be 2006 models or newer, he said. The new engine will cost $349,780. The funds will come from the 2012 sales tax bond revenue and the state board administration reserve balance, according to a city council report. The purchase will be budgeted in the fiscal year 2014 fire department budget. Afternoon crash First responders work to lift the hood of a vehicle involved in a collision shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Main Boulevard. No details about the crash were available at press time. City Council OKs buying fire truck Man charged with planting video camera AMMO: Bullet shortage has dealers in bind Continued From Page 1A All the powder and primers are going to manu facture, he said. The shortage appears to be customer-driven, and not due to big purchases by the federal government, he said. But government and law enforcement do have priority on available ammu nition. You know how the rumors start and the next thing you know, everybody is in a buying frenzy, he said. Crews said he doesnt expect the shortage to end soon. The wholesalers he buys ammunition from told him to expect the shortage to last at least another four or five months. Dal McDuffie, an owner of McDuffie Marine and Sporting Goods, said when gun control legislation became a focus of Congress, guns and ammunition start ed selling. January through April is usually a slow time for guns sales but not this season, he said. Before the Sandy Hook school tragedy, McDuffie had about 200 handguns in stock. Since the incident and the national attention, his supply dwindled to below 30. And we were getting (guns) in every day, or almost every day, but it wasnt getting any better, McDuffie said. He said his inventory is better today, and public fear has eased somewhat. People arent frantic now like they were, he said. McDuffie said some of his customers came in and tried to buy all he had of certain kinds of ammuni tion. He said he put limits on purchase quantities. I want everybody to be able to get some ammuni tion, McDuffie said. At least make it go as far as it could go. Before the national fren zy saw a run on ammuni tion, a .22 caliber round cost about 2 cents. Now, he said the retail price for .22 caliber rounds has qua drupled. Other ammunition has nearly doubled in price, he said. When McDuffie does get a large shipment of .22 cali ber rounds, the shipment is sold out quickly. He even has waiting lists for certain types of ammunition. McDuffie has in stock more ammunition then he normally would, because he doesnt know when any given round may be unavail able. Still, he believes at some point the market will return to normal. I dont turn down any ammunition right now, McDuffie said. You always keep wondering when is this going to stop. TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter


OPINION Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4A Supporters rally behind letter writer 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 Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ‘Don’t let your past define you’ OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: 4AOPINION Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4A 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 Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman T he drive to change the state’s loophole-rid-den campaign finance laws continues to gather steam in the state Legislature, thanks to support from the presiding officers of the House and Senate who want to eliminate some of the most abusive practices in the system. But if the ultimate goal of this effort is to reduce the influence of money in politics — as it should be — law-makers seem to be heading in the wrong direction. Instead of reducing the allowable amount of contribu-tions to political campaigns, legislators are increasing the limits. In some cases, the rule would be no limit at all — just back the dump truck full of money up to the door and let the pols have it. This is not reform.Florida has some dandy campaign finance laws. A candidate may not accept more than $500 from any single contributor. Another law, approved in 2005, bans gifts from lobbyists. But never mind all that. Florida law also establishes what is known as a Committee of Continuous Existence, a fancy name for a legal slush fund that can receive virtually unlimited amounts of cash .... The upside of the current reform effort is the elimination of these CCEs. These accounting gimmicks allow influ-ence peddlers to funnel cash to lawmakers by another route, thus undermining the positive effect of other legislative limits. House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has made elimination of the CCEs a priority, but the bill he shepherded to passage in the House last month is fatally flawed. In exchange for eliminating CCEs, the measure raises the cap on contributions to candidates’ political committees from $500 to unlimited amounts, though it requires that all expenses be related to the campaign. Under the bill, contributions for statewide candidates (as opposed to campaign committees) would increase from $500 per election to $5,000 for statewide candi-dates and $3,000 for everyone else. Candidates would also be able to carry over up to $10,000 in excess cam-paign contributions to their next campaign. Parties, political committees and candidates would also face accelerated disclosure requirements that would force them to release their campaign finance records every day during the final 10 days of the cam-paign, and weekly for the two months prior to that. Supporters say this will make campaign funding more transparent, but opponents say the package of changes gives a huge advantage to incumbents. They would likely receive the biggest contributions and be given a running start over the competition by rolling over their excess campaign funds. The result would be to accelerate the race for cash, allowing candidates to accumulate larger war chests from fewer contributors. Doing away with CCEs is a good thing. But both the House bill and a companion version in the Senate will shift much of the power ... from CCEs to super Political Action Committees and political parties. They can rake in the money in the same way, thus nullifying the practi-cal aspect of abolishing CCEs. The result, by and large, is to exchange one money pipeline for another without making a practical improve-ment in campaign financing. Voters should let their lawmakers know this is not what they consider genuine reform. By all means, abolish the CCEs, but keep rea-sonable limits on all political contributions. Eliminate slush funds A couple of weeks before the interview, Amy Jones warned me about her boss, who was to telephone me from California. He speaks fast, she said. But you must remember that this man, as a child, was forced to drink Clorox. His esophagus has been damaged. She was talking about David James “Dave” Pelzer, a 52-year-old man whose abuse as a child, 40 years later, is still one of the worst on record in California. He was beaten regularly; he was forced to sit on his hands in the garage; he was intentionally burned; he was starved; he was stabbed in the stomach; he was told repeatedly that he was a bad boy. If teachers had not reported the abuse in 1973, helping him to escape to foster homes, Pelzer surely would have died at the hands of his alcoholic mother. And yet, that’s not what Pelzer wanted to talk about when he called, exactly on time. “I’m not here to talk about abuse,” he tells audiences. “I’m here to talk about situations. Everybody’s had a broken heart, been fired, gone through struggle, a reces-sion.” He’s here to talk about resilience. That’s his message, not abuse, as he speaks all over the nation — one year, he was on the road for 300 days — and as he writes his eighth book. I wanted to talk to Pelzer after becoming interested in CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates — for abused and neglected chil-dren, and after reading his first two books: “A Child Called ‘It’,” and “The Lost Boy.” “You can’t say enough about CASA,” Pelzer said. “CASA is fantas-tic. They’re working with the kids and with the court system. They’re like Clark Kent and Superman to these kids. … You get a pri-vate, one-on-one relationship with these kids who may not ever have revealed their secret or their story.” Superman was one of Pelzer’s imagined saviors as he sat on his hands in a cold garage, as he endured beatings and emotional abuse. If I can survive this, he would say to himself, then I can do something. And he did. At the age of 12, he was rescued from his abusive mother, who had four other sons, but abused only David at the time. He found refuge in foster homes. At 18, he joined the Air Force and was hand-picked to refuel midair the highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Stealth Fighter. He married and had a son, Stephen, whom he calls his greatest achieve-ment. He became an author, a sought-after speaker. He has received numerous national awards, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service. As a child, he said, he was less than zero — emotionally, psycho-logically and spiritually. As a man, he preaches resilience, responsibil-ity, helping others. Don’t let your sordid past define you. Forgive and go on. Dave Pelzer has forgiven, he said. But he also remembers. So when he finds a grasshopper or centipede inside the house, his assistant, Amy Jones, said, he doesn’t kill it. He takes it outside…to live. ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: To the Editor:The number of telephone calls I have received about my letter to the editor which appeared in the Lake City Reporter on March 28th, has been astounding! Thanks to all of you for calling me “great”, “wonder-ful”, “brave”, and more. I’m none of those things—Just an ordinary citizen who is appalled by what our government is doing to bring about our economic collapse. What I wrote barely scratches the surface of the waste and corruption now present in the highest echelons of the present administration. But back to the subject of my previous letter. I have authored a real plan for stopping any further escala-tion of the problem, but no newspa-per is in a position to promote such a stand, and furthermore, I would not ask them to. Therefore, if anyone is truly interested in the information, has access to email, and can open a PDF document, email me at and ask for a copy. If you have no such access, call me for instructions on how you can obtain a copy via snail mail. I’m finding a lot of support for my opinion, but no one willing step up publicly to stand with me, so if you don’t want me to know who you are, feel free to submit just an email address with no name. I am reminded of the movie “A Few Good Men”, when Jack Nicholson’s character was com-manded to tell the truth on the witness stand. He angrily replied, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” It would appear that a lot of Americans fall into that category. Wake up, people, or it will be too late. Marian LewisLake City Q Miami Herald Phil Q Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community Newspapers Inc. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Back off on gun laws, Mr. President To the Editor:Big Gun Grab by Obama and Crew! Shame on us?! How about shame on you Mr. President! I have never heard this man say anything good about this country! He is always campaigning against “We the people” and our freedoms as if our freedom of speech and to own guns is a personal affront to him! Actually it is, he comes from a community organizer background where it’s an us against them mentality. I think personally he is a tormented man filled with resent-ment, anger and disdain for anyone that has an opinion or view that does not click with his own! Think about it, has anyone ever heard Mr. Obama speak in a positive or loving way about this country? I haven’t .... I did remember his wife saying right after the election that she was finally proud of her country .... I guess that was because “WE THE PEOPLE” elected a black man .... I don’t think the color of his skin is the problem but I do think the blackness he harbors within himself does little to promote good feelings in many of us! I don’t think that more gun laws would have helped those poor kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School since all the guns that nut case used were legally purchased by his moth-er for him! Give us all a break MR. OBAMA – think about the country and not your POLITICAL AGENDA for a change! Manuel EnosLake City HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORYOn this day:In 1912, the just-completed RMS Titanic left Belfast to begin its sea trials eight days before the start of its ill-fated maiden voyage. In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in presentday Florida. In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.


April 2 Revival service New Beginning Church wil have revival services tonight and Wednesday at 7p.m., with ministry by evangelist and singer John Lanier. The church is on County Road 242 between Sisters Welcome Road and Branford Highway. For more information, call (386) 719-8985 or (386) 755-5197. Support group Another Way Inc. pro vides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential. Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office, 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane, to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. April 3 Revival service New Beginning Church wil have revival services at 7p.m., with ministry by evangelist and singer John Lanier. The church is on County Road 242 between Sisters Welcome Road and Branford Highway. For more information, call (386) 719-8985 or (386) 755-5197. Support group The Wings Community Education Center of Hospice of The Nature Coast is offering a free Spouse Loss Support Group at 11 a.m. The center is in the Lake City Plaza on Main Street in Lake City. The support group exam ines the stages of grief with a loss of a spouse. For addi tional information, contact Vicki Myers at (386) 7557714 ext. 2411. Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Gardening program A prgram, Hydroponic Gardening for the Homeowner, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Extension Center at 8202 County Road 417, off U.S. 90 between Lake City and Live Oak. Cost is $20. The fee includes a starter kit. Dress for hands-on activi ties, and take a bag lunch. For more information, call the extension office at (386) 362-1725. Friendship luncheon Lake City Newcomers and Friends Club will have its Friendship Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Ruby Tuesdays, across from Cracker Barrel. For more information, call Barbara Test at 754-7227 or Rose Taylor at 755-2175. Partnership event Partnership for Strong Families will have its 10year celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be David Abramowitz, Northeast Region managing director for the state Department of Children and Families. Coffee, tea and light desserts will be served. The event will be at Best Western Plus Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville. For information, contact Parry Carroll at (352) 244-1626 or April 5 Choral program A Male Chorus Showcase will be at 7 p.m. at New Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, 345 NE Washington St. Call (386) 752-1830 for more informa tion. Line dancing Take 5 on Highway 84 in Valdosta, Ga., (1407 W. Hill Ave.) is open for line danc ing. Beginner lessons will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the firs and third Friday each month. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Recorded music requests to line dance to will begin at 8:30 p.m. and usually last till about 10:15. Call (229)455-2267 for more information. Church fundraiser Abundant Life Church, 675 State Road 100, is sell ing tickets for a grilled chicken dinner to raise money for the church build ing fund. The dinner will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 on the church grounds. For tickets or more informa tion, contact Pastor Tanner at (386) 984-0310. Hospital volunteers 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. Deacon appreciation An appreciation program for James Butch Frazier, deacon emeritus, will be held at 7 p.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Fort White. For more information, call Deacon Demetric Jackson St. at (386) 497-2078. 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 tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Yard/bake sale Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church is hav ing a yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday to ben efit our youth. April 6 Business program The Greater Lake City Community Development Corp. will have a program, Mentoring and Technical Awareness, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its offices, 363 NW Bacom Norris Drive. For more information, call Ann Mickel at (386) 7529785 or (904) 635-2021. Gospel sing, supper Lee Worship Center Church and Living Word Faith Fellowship will have a potluck supper and gos pel sing. The supper will be at 6 p.m. and the sing ing will start at 7. For more information or to get on the program, call Allen at (850) 869-9977. The church is at 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee. Zumba for babies A Zumba for Babies Black Light Party will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Sepulveda ATA Martial Arts, behind Winn Dixie. Admission is $10 and pro ceed will benefit the March of Dimes. Wear white cloth ing. For more information, contact April Green at (386) 466-7747 or go Lake City Zumba with April on Facebook. Seminar for men A seminar Men Making Men: Saving our Sons will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, 345 NE Washington St. There will be sessions for men 18 and older, as well as for young men 10 t 17 years old. The Rev. Kenneth Irby will be the presenter. Registration is $10. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call (386) 7521830. 5K run Running for Freedom 5K race will be held at Lake DeSoto Park. All the pro ceeds (entry fees) from this run will be given to the End it Movement to end modern-day slavery. Registration will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and the run will begin at 8. Cost $30 if pre-registered or $40 the day of the race. To regis ter, go to Carquest or go to For more information. call Michelle Richards at (386) 208-2447. Episcopal anniversary The 175th anniversary of the Florida Episcopal Diocese will be observed at the Bishop Edwin G. Weed Camp and Bishop Frank S. Cerveny Conference Center, 11057 Camp Weed Place, Live Oak. Call for reservations (386) 3645250 or email frontdesk@ Circus shows Florida Gateway College will host two performanc es by Cirque Ziva, featur ing the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Show times will be 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 or $15. For tickets, go online at www.fgcentertainment. com or call (386) 754-4340. Yard sale fundraiser A March of Dimes yard sale fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in First Federal Bank of Floridas Financial Center parking lot at the corner of Turner Road and U.S. 90. Yard/bake sale Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church is hav ing a yard sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit our youth. April 7 Mens worship A mens worship ser vice will be at 10:30 a.m. at New Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, 345 NE Washington St. Guest preacher will be Elder Tony Hansberry. For more information, call (386) 7521830. Ichetucknee program Sam Cole, park service specialist for Ichetucknee Springs State Park, will present Exploring the Ichetucknee Springs Basin at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Main Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. He will give a PowerPoint tour through the basin, describ ing some of the flora, fauna and unique features with a discussion about spring shed issues, water quality, conservation, and future challenges. April 9 Medicare seminar A free seminar about Medicare will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. The semi nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates. It will cover when and how to enroll in Medicare, what is covered and what supplemental insurance is. To reserve a seat, call (386) 755-3476, ext. 107. Author to visit New York Times bestsell ing author Beverly Lewis will have a discussion and book-signing session at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Main Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. With over 80 books to her credit, Lewis specializes in inspi rational stories of Amish life and culture. Her new book, The Guardian, the third book in her Home to Hickory Hollow series, was released on March 26. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 5A 5A Longer you stay, Less you pay Monthly Unlimited See store for details. Bring your unwanted Gold, Silver & Platinum to someone you can trust Precious metals are seeing record values. Please call me for a private and con dential appointment to sell or trade your unwanted gold, silver and platinum. George R. Ward Downtown Lake City (386) 752-5470 WILSONS CONTAINERS Construction/Debris Containers Available 755-7060 Delivered to your job site today COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at COURTESY Springing up winners The winners of the Springing Up Around Downtown spring decorating contest that took place in Downtown Lake City from March 130 were announced at the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt In Wilson Park on Saturday. More than a dozen downtown businesses along Marion Avenue took part in the spring beautification project and decorated their storefront for spring. First place was awarded to Linda Barton of Ambers Heavenly GemStone Jewelry (third from left, accepting award from Mayor Stephen Witt); second place was awarded to Dale Tompkins of Church on The Way (at left, with daughter Grace); and third place went to Pennie and Jeff Bertram of Keatons Locksmith. David Glynn Lansford David Glynn Lansford, 39, of Lake City, FL, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Varnville, SC after a lengthy illness. He was born in Frankfurt, Ger many, but had lived most of his life in Lake City, FL. He was a lead aircraft mechanic at Timco family activities, especially watching his son play baseball. Survivors include his wife: Tam my (Williams) Lansford, Lake City, FL; his parents: Glynn Lansford and Brenda (Stiles) Ream; three sons: Charlie Lans ford, Macclenny, FL, Joseph and Devin Corrao, both of Lake City, FL; two daughters: Kali Corrao and Evelyn Lansford, both of Lake City, FL; two brothers: Bri an Lansford, Gainesville, FL and Ben Lansford of Alabama; one sister: Jennifer Lansford of Ohio. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 2 P.M. at the chapel of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386-752-1954). Please send words of comfort to the family at Boma Ellis Trollinger Mr. Boma Ellis Trollinger, 75 of OBrien, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Haven Hospice Suwan nee Valley Care Center. He was born in Adel, Georgia to the late James Ellis and Fan nie Julia Hayes Trollinger. Mr. Trollinger had lived in OBrien since 1975 having moved there from Gainesville. He was a Local #234 Pipe Fitter Union in Jacksonville for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Bar bara Lee Trollinger, OBrien; four sons, Ellis Trollinger, OBrien, Boma N. Trollinger, Knoxville, TN, James Trollinger, Lawtey and Robert Trollinger, Lake City; one daughter, Judy Risner, Kingsland, AZ; fourteen grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren also survive. Memorial services for Mr. Trollinger will be conducted on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Guerry Fu neral Home. Interment will follow at a later date at Evergreen Cem etery in Gainesville. Arrange ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES


From staff reports A former recruiter and communica tions specialist, Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly, who calls Lake City home, is now enamored with the mechanics of military contracting. I love my job because its very reward ing, said Kelly, a contracting specialist with the 724th Contingency Contracting Team, Fort Carson, Colo. I am able to see how big of a part that contracting plays not only in training missions but in day-to-day operations, as well. Kellys path to becoming a 51C non commissioned officer began while on recruiting duty. I love to talk to new people, he said. I feel that by talking to strangers, you might not only brighten someones days, you could also change a life. Thats how I initially found out about 51C. I was in Philadelphia and was talking to a stranger with an Army lanyard around his neck. I asked him how his day was going and he began talking about his job. It turns out the stranger was a military contracting officer. I asked him about it and thats when he told to me about 51Cs and what the job was all about. He also told me that NCOs were being accepted into the career filed. The rest, as they say, is history, he said. According to Capt. Jerrick Hunter, 724th CCT team leader, Kellys ability to understand contracting while apply ing sound contracting principles and his capacity for forward thinking has been a remarkable enhancement to the unit. Kelly quickly established his compe tency in contracting by taking on some of the most challenging contracting actions typically reserved for a more seasoned contracting specialist, Hunter said. He has served as the lead contracting specialist for the acquisition planning, stationing and activation of the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion in only his second month as part of Team Carson. Hes smart, articulate and a demon strated team player. Sgt. 1st Class Kelly is the exemplar of a 51C NCO. Kelly is married and has two children. He enjoys attending sporting events with his family and playing football on his gaming console. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6A J ust paid my phone bill, without missing the view. Our new Enhanced Checking* account is packed with features to make banking easier, like Mobile Banking With Mobile Banking you can pay bills, check balances, make check deposits and transfer money whenever and wherever. With other features like Online Banking, eStatements and text alerts, weve made it easier to bank when you want. Ask a First Federal Banker to nd out more about our Enhanced Checking accounts. Lake City Main 707 SW Main Blvd. Lake City Mall 2571 W US Hwy 90 Financial Center 4705 W US Hwy 90 *Enhanced Checking: $6 monthly fee. Requires $50 to open. Mobile Banking and Text Message Alerts: Standard text messaging rates apply. Mobile eDeposit: Subject to qualication and Online Banking is required. eStatements: Paper statements available upon request. GenGold Membership: GenGold benets and services subject to change without notice. Some benets and services may require an additional fee. See for complete details. iPhone drawing: For a limited time, you can be entered for a chance to win $250 toward the purchase of a new smartphone. Contest begins 4/1/2013 and ends 5/10/2013. One winner will be drawn by 5/24/2013. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 18-years-old and a legal U.S. resident by 4/1/2013. See your nearest branch for ocial rules. (386) 755-0600 Ask your banker how you can be entered to win $250 toward an iPhone 5 Military contracting a draw for local man COURTESY Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly, 724th Contingency Contracting Team, Fort Carson, Colo. Kelly calls Lake City home. Police Ball raises $5,000 for childrens charity From staff reports The Lake City Police Department host ed its 20th annual Police Ball and Charity Gala, a Red Carpet Affair, on March 23. This year the event supported Take Stock in Children, a nonprofit organization that provides unique opportunities for deserv ing low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Those who attended the Ball were escorted from their vehicle to the red car pet runway. After a brief stop for a photoop at the sponsor wall, they got the chance to make a grand entry Hollywood-style, complete with a spotlight and flashes from a team of photographers. Over 250 members of the community attended the event, despite bad weather, to help raise funds for the worthy cause. As a result of the events successful fundrais ing efforts, with an additional contribution from the Lake City Police Department, a check for $5,000 was presented by Chief Argatha Gilmore to Take Stock in Children. Executive Director Mike Lee with Florida Gateway College received the check and announced that they would match this donation with an additional $5,000. The Police Ball also serves as a plat form to show community support for its law enforcement officers. Members of the Lake City Police Department attended and received recognition for their hard work and service to the community. I look forward to this event every year, said Gilmore. It is an exciting opportunity to show our officers how much the com munity truly appreciates their service, and at the same time raise funds and aware ness for such a great cause as Take Stock in Children. In addition to recognizing the members of LCPD as a whole, Gilmore also present ed the prestigious Commander-In-Chiefs award, the highest honor given annually by the chief within the department. The recipient of this years award was Officer Mike Lee. At the end of 2011, Lee was asked to take the reins of the Crime Prevention Unit and help renovate the position. Lee received the official designation of Crime Prevention Practitioner from Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2012. In the past year, Lee was instrumental in the creation of the Police Explorer Program for LCPD. Lee also developed a variety of new busi ness training programs such as Robbery Prevention and Workplace Violence. As a result of Lees active grant-seeking efforts, funds were secured to help purchase a Firearms Training Simulator, purchase CPR Training Equipment for the Lake City Fire Department, provide reduced-cost car seats to the community, and provide mate rials for several of LCPDs educational programs. Lee also serves the depart ment as an Assistant Public Information Officer, a Certified Instructor, and as Law Enforcement Liaison to the Community Traffic Safety Team at the county and state level. This is an officer that I know I can give a vision, an idea, even if it is scrambled and not all there and he will make it hap pen, said Gilmore of Lee. He will provide a finished product that is exactly what we need. He assists in several areas within the department but will never say no when ever asked for help. Gilmore also took a moment to thank the LCPD Ball Committee and its chair woman, Audre Washington, for their hard work in making the event a success. This event was made possible thanks to the contribution of several title spon sors, including: Reed Roofing/Pastor L.R. Leguire, American Pawn, Peoples State Bank, Rountree Moore Automotive Group, and New Beginnings Restoration Church. Additional table sponsors included First Federal Bank of Florida, Lake City Medical Center, Pam Beauchamp/Remax Professionals, Corrections Corporation of America, Night Visions Security, Dees Funeral Home, and Potash Corp./PCS. Finally, LCPD would like to thank Florida Gateway College for providing the facility for the event, Hunter Printing for providing printed materials including the Sponsor Wall, and First Street Music and Sound for providing lighting to give this event a true Hollywood feel. I look forward to our next ball, which will be in March 2014, said Gilmore, who said she hopes to make the next event an even greater success. Clay Electric members elect trustees at annual meeting From staff reports KEYSTONE HEIGHTS Clay Electric Cooperatives members voted to elect three members to the board of trustees during the co-ops 75th annual meeting on Thursday, March 28. Members who attended the meeting at the cooperatives central office also approved one amend ment to Clay Electrics bylaws. In the District 1 board of trustees elec tions, challenger Carl Hagglund defeat ed incumbent Laura Dean. Hagglund received 748 votes to Deans 709. Jo Ann R. Smith, incumbent trustee for District 8, was re-elected with 1,223 votes (no opposition), as was Angus Hastings, incumbent trustee for District 9, with 1,227 votes (no opposition). Members approved one amendment to the cooperatives bylaws. The proposed amendment was shared with members in the March Kilowatt newsletter. The amendment allows the board more flex ibility in scheduling the date and location of the annual meeting by stating that the meeting may be held at any time during March or April at any location served by Clay Electric. The co-op estimated that approxi mately 3,000 people attended this years annual meeting. The winner of the grand prize, a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado truck, was Fred Daunhauer of Silver Springs. The coop gives away a used truck during the annual meeting each year. I would like to thank all of our mem bers who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our annual meeting on Thursday, said General Manager/ CEO Ricky Davis. Its an important day for Clay Electric, and we appreciate everyone who attended. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Angling for bass Lake City resident John Scott looks to catch a 10-pound bass while fishing at the Alligator Lake dock on Monday after rainstorms dumped inches of water in the area. The rain helped a lot. The waters up real good, he said. Local governments benefit from SRWMD program funds From staff reports LIVE OAK Fourteen local governments within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) have been approved to receive nearly $1.5 million in cost-share funds for water conserva tion, alternative water sup plies, flood protection, eco system restoration and water quality improvement proj ects as part of the districts Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) program. The RIVER cost-share funds will help provide the following improvements within the District: Reduce groundwater pumpage and conserve about 160 million gallons of water per year, about 123.4 million gallons of that being in water resource caution areas; Remove about 15 tons of nutrients from natural water resources; Provide flood protec tion for 60 homes and sev eral public facilities; Provide 130 acre feet of floodplain storage; Prevent more than 400 cubic feet of sediment from entering the Suwannee River; Construct a regional water supply interconnect to provide clean, safe drink ing water to residents and businesses; and Provide improved water supply services for more than 10,000 custom ers. Local governments that were approved for the RIVER program were awarded funding through a ranking process based on various criteria, includ ing the effectiveness of the proposed project to protect, conserve, or restore water resources. A minimum of one project was chosen for each drainage basin within the district that applied for the program. The district is pleased to assist local governments within our region to con serve our water supply and offset groundwater demands, provide flood pro tection to our communities, and reduce nitrogen loading to our water bodies, said district Executive Director Ann Shortelle. The 25th Annual Stephen Foster Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be held Thursday through Saturday at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs. Activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Antique tractors and hitand-miss engines will be on display, a variety of old-time farm crafts and activities will be demonstrated. Admission is $5 per vehi cle, with up to eight passen gers. For more information, call (877) 635-3655. Antique tractor, machinery show set for Stephen Foster Park


Tuesday RMS School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting in Title I Parent/Teacher Resource Room 7:30 a.m. SECONDARY PRINCIPALS Meeting @ CCSD Administrative Complex, room 207 10:00 a.m. MATH CIT Meeting @ CCSD Administrative Complex, room 207 3:30 4:30 p.m. FWHS Indian V Softball vs Suwannee 6:00 p.m. Home LCMS Grade Level Department meeting 8:00 a.m.; 8th grade dance & Parent meeting in Media Center 5:30 p.m; Falcon Softball/Baseball vs Lake Butler 4:00 p.m.. Home; Fusion Volleyball in gym 5:30 7:00 p.m. Wednesday PINEMOUNT ELEMENTARY 2nd grad ers to VITAL @ VA Hospital 10:00 a.m. FWHS Indian Track & Field Oak Hall Invitation; Indian V baseball vs Bishop Kenny 6:00 p.m. Home WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY Writers Luncheon 11:00 a.m. LCMS AVID meeting in Office Conference Room 8:00 a.m; Gear Up 8th graders for CHS 8:35 a.m.; Falcon Spring Football meeting in cafeteria 2:15 p.m. Thursday SUMMERS ELEMENTARY Team Leaders meeting 2:30 p.m. FWHS Indian Track & Field Florida Relays; Indian V Baseball vs Keystone Heights 7:00 p.m. Away; Indian V Softball vs Dixie County 7:00 p.m. Away FWMS Indian Softball/Baseball SMAC Tournament (4th, 5th & 12th) RMS Wolf Softball/ Baseball vs LCMS 4:00 p.m. Away LCMS Buddy pictures in Gym Lobby 9:00 a.m.; Falcon Softball/Baseball vs RMS 4:00 p.m. Home (8th Grade Night); Fusion Volleyball practice in gym 5:30 7:00 p.m. Friday REPORT CARDS GO HOME SUMMERS ELEMENTARY 3rd grade Egg Drop in Bus Loop 1:00 1:45 p.m. LCMS Falcon Baseball vs Suwannee 6:00 p.m. Away FWHS Indian V Softball vs Bradford 6:00 p.m. Home Saturday FWHS Prom in gym 8:00 12:00 p.m. CLASS NOTES To leave an anonymous message about a pos sible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call toll-free, (866) 295-7303. To leave an anonymous message about a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947. Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to: Jim Barr, Lake City Reporter 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or emailed to by 5 p.m. Thursdays. BulletinBoard NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS Five Points Elementary School Egg hunt The kindergarten classes of Mrs. Ashley Feagle, Mrs. Kim Fortner, Ms. Jennifer Holme, Mrs. Somer Jenkins, and Ms. Joanne Marcils hunted Easter eggs the last day before Spring Break. The children were excited and had a wonderful time. Eggs were donated by the Lake City Elks Lodge. Library month April is School Library Month. We will have word hunts, bingo games, guest readers, and other activi ties to celebrate our library. Please look for flyers to go home with information on our activities for that month. New nurse We want to welcome our new nurse, Ms. Lauren Nettles. Nurse Nettles replaces Mrs. Karen Pickett who retired after 6 years of service. Pre-kindertarten We are investigating the possibility of opening a voluntary pre-kindergarten class at our school during the next school year. This class would provide a high quality, five day a week, three hour per day, free instructional setting for 4year-olds. An extended day option for students will also be available for a reason able hourly fee. If you are interested in your 4-yearold participating in this program, forms will be sent home in the coming weeks. Melrose Park Elementary School Math bee team Congratulations to our students who will be par ticipating in the Math Bee competition later this year: Hannah Giamarino, Chyna Turner, David Freeman, and Taiya Peacock. Young artists We are proud of our six young artists who had their work recognized in the Lake City Advertiser and also on exhibit at SunState Federal Credit Union. These students are Isaiah Henderson, Jordan Jones, Mason Cray, Joshua Eadie, Kaylyn Evans and Reagan Vinson. COURTESY PHOTO Behind the scenes Richardson Middle School sixthand seventh-grade S.A.I.L students PHOTOS of a roaring, animatronic T-rex during a field trip to Sally Corp. in Jacksonville on March 7. Students saw how Sally Corp. designs robots and rides for theme parks around the world and had the opportunity to participate in some of the games the company has created. 7A LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 7ASCHOOL 234 SW Main Blvd. 752-5866 For Life Insurance Go With Someone You Know April 2013 Scheduled blood drives. Times and dates subject to change. Call Tony at (386)466-2822 if you cannot nd us. Date Location Time 1 VyStar in The Commons 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2 Lake City Winn Dixie 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3 Hardees at Lake City Mall 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4 Downtown Lake City 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5 Direct Insurance 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6 MADDFest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 MADDFest 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 Lake City Walmart 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 Hardees at Lake City Mall 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 Union County Courthouse 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 11 Lake City Winn Dixie 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 12 Columbia High School 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 13 Lake City Moose Lodge 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 14 St. James Episcopal Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 14 Big Lots 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 15 John Kasak State Farm 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 16 Pizza Boy Pizza 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 17 Department of Transportation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 18 Baker Correctional Staff 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 19 Reception Medical Center Staff 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 20 St. Paul Missionary Baptist 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 20 Players Club with Kara Compo 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 22 Lake City Walmart 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 23 Florida Forestry on Hwy 90 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 23 Florida Fish & Wildlife 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 24 Florida Gateway College 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 25 Florida Gateway College 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 26 Florida State Prison Staff 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 27 Fort White Family Dollar 11 a.m. To 6 p.m. 28 Epiphany 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 29 Lake City Winn Dixie 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 30 Anderson Columbia 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CALENDAR ON CAMPUS Kinley KeenAge: 9 Parents: Sidney and Kimberly Keen School and grade: Westside Elementary, fourth grade Principal: Cherie Hill What clubs or orga nizations, both in and out of school, do you belong to? Spotlight singers, soft ball, cheerleader, showed her hog at the fair. What would you like to do when you get out of school? Attend the University of Florida and pursue a degree to become a vet erinarian. Achievements: A honor roll, writer of the month, character of the month, 4th place hog. What do you like best about school? I like learning new things everyday. I also like all of the teachers and students. Everyone is so nice at Westside. Teachers comments about student: Kinley is a very hard-working student. She always goes over and beyond what is asked. She gets along well with everyone. Principals comments concerning students involvement: Kinley is a well-rounded student and a great model for others! We are proud of her and all that she has accom plished! Students comment concerning honor: I am very proud of myself for being chosen for this award. STUDENT PROFILE COURTESY PHOTO Kinley Keen COURTESY PHOTO Spring garden Ms. Pattisons sixth-grade language arts class at Epiphany Catholic School has created their annual spring garden with the help of Master Gardener Bob Heeke. Mr. Heeke explained the gardening process and helped students plant herbs, fruits, and vegetables. COURTESY PHOTO Young artists Summers Elementary Schools Young Artists of the Month for March are: (front row, from left) Morgan Cranford, grade 2; Bianca Reed, grade 4; Rodrianna Donaldson, grade 1; Zane Hollingsworth, grade 3; (back row) Principal Terri Metrick, Larry Collins Jr., grade 5; art teacher Julie Wald. Not pictured Katelyn Goff, kindergarten. COURTESY PHOTO Speech contest winners Richardson Middle School Tropicana Speech Contest win ners are (from left) Jessica Harris, Joshua Robertson and Brittany Karr, all sixth-grade S.A.I.L. students. Harris and Robertson will compete at the county level on Friday.


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Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. — One by one, students walked slowly past the food court in the Student Activities Center on the Louisville campus and waited their turns to sign the makeshift 3-by-5 foot poster of injured basketball player Kevin Ware. Meant as a tribute to Ware, it could also have been a giant get well card for a school torn between despair for his devastating injury and excitement for one of the best sports days in school history. Ware broke his right leg in two places Sunday, a hor-rifying injury that inspired the Cardinals to beat Duke and earn their second con-secutive trip to the Final Four. Hours later, the Louisville women’s team upset defend-ing champion Baylor and 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner. Still, amid the celebration, students, faculty and fans couldn’t get Ware out of their minds — and they didn’t seem to want to. “It was hard to look at,” freshman Ishmail Wheeler said of Ware’s injury after signing the poster. “I felt for him.” All around the city, fans expressed their mixed emotions. Ware had surgery late Sunday and remained at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday. The win triggered a celebration on campus, where students hollered out of windows and honked horns while driving around the university. The big party was downtown Louisville, on Broadway, where stu-dents and fans tied up traf-fic for hours. By JIM O’CONNELLAssociated PressDoug McDermott made Creighton history last sea-son when he was selected as the school’s first player on the AP All-America team. Now he’s done it again. The 6-foot-8 junior forward, the second-leading scorer in Division I, was a repeat selection, the 51st player to earn the honor in consecutive seasons. “It’s pretty crazy. I couldn’t expect to have as good a year as I did,” said McDermott, who averaged 23.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 56.1 percent from the field and 49.7 per-cent from 3-point range. Trey Burke of Michigan and Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown tied as the leading vote-getters for first team, while Victor Oladipo of Indiana and Kelly Olynyk of Gonzaga were the other players selected. McDermott, who led the Bluejays to the Missouri Valley Conference champi-onship with a title-game win over Wichita State, wasn’t shocked that he was the second repeat selection in as many years, follow-ing Jared Sullinger of Ohio State. But the honor was Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS BRIEFS TEAM continued on 6B Michigan’s Burke, Hoyas’ Porter top AP vote-getters. Injury to Ware weighs on success for men, women. Today Q Fort White High softball vs. Suwannee High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball at Suwannee High, 7 p.m. (JV-4) Wednesday Q Columbia High, Fort White High track at Oak Hall Invitational, 3 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Bishop Kenny High, 7 p.m. Thursday Q Columbia High weightlifting in District 2-2A sectional at Oakleaf High, 2:30 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. P.K. Yonge School, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High softball at Dixie County High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball at Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High softball vs. Hernando High, North Marion High at Shocker Park in Ocala, 3-4:45 p.m. (JV-4:45 vs. Yulee High) Q Fort White High softball vs. Bradford High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Robert E. Lee High, 6 p.m. Saturday Q Fort White High weightlifting in District 4-1A sectional at Baker County High, 10 a.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Ponte Vedra High at Shocker Park in Ocala, 1 p.m. (JV-9 a.m. vs. Lake Weir High; 1 p.m. vs. East Ridge High) GAMES CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting today The Columbia High Quarterback Club will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call Allen Masters at 292-0725. T-BALL Coaches meeting set for Thursday Lake City Recreation Department T-ball has a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Teen Town. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. INDIANS CHEERLEADING Cheer packets at front offices Cheerleader packets for varsity, JV and middle school are at the front offices of both schools. The cheer clinic is 3:45-5:30 p.m. April 8-11 and tryouts are 4 p.m. April 12 in the gym. For details, call Kathy DePratter at 497-5952. POP WARNER FOOTBALL Coaches needed; meeting April 15 Lake City Pop Warner Football is looking for coaches. Coaches must be 18 years old or older and will be subject to background screening. There is a Pop Warner Football meeting at 6 p.m. April 15 at Richardson Community Center. For details, call Mike Ferrell at 209-1662.Q From staff reports By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWhen former Columbia High softball player Stephanie Pilkington had her college decision in front of her, South Alabama University wasn’t her first choice. Pilkington initially committed to Florida International University, but once she learned what the Jaguars had to offer, Pilkington switched her commitment. The decision is paying off for the freshman. South Alabama reached the Top 25 in the nation this week and comes in at No. 13 in RPI rank, which will help the Jaguars when it comes time for postseason play. Even Pilkington didn’t expect what she was in for when joining the Jaguars in her first season. “I knew that we would be solid, because the team won the conference last year,” Pilkington said. “I knew that we had competi-tive pitching, because our coach always says that we have two aces. I just didn’t realize how much better we had the opportunity to be.” Pilkington said that a couple of games helped the Jaguars see just how much potential they had. South Alabama currently is 29-7. “We started off pretty well, but when we played Alabama and hung with the No. 1 team in the country at the time, we started to realize just how competitive we could be as a team,” she said. “We realized that we can compete with any team in the nation.” Individually, Pilkington has set her goals high and will be the first to admit she’s not pleased with her numbers this season. But as a freshman batting .245 and tied for the team lead with nine stolen bases, she’s not off to a bad start. “My wing feels great, but I’m learning the differ-ence between high school and college is you have to enter each at bat with an approach,” Pilkington said. “That’s where I’ve got to work to improve. My big-gest asset to the team right now is base running, which is not what I want it to be, but I’m helping the team any way I can.” But Pilkington has never been about individual acco-lades and is looking more toward a team goal for the rest of the year. “As a team, we want to make it to the World Series,” she said. “Beating LSU this week put things in perspective and we know we can compete.” Pilkington said that there’s a group of athletes still in Lake City playing for her former team and she offered a few words of advice for them. “All I can say is to continue to work hard,” Pilkington said. “I thought I knew what hard work was until I got to college and it took on a totally different meaning. We wake up at 5:30 a.m. to hit the weight room and don’t stop until 8 p.m. at night. It’s a challenge, but I enjoy it.” And for those loved ones she doesn’t see as often. “I miss them and think about them every day,” Pilkington said. “I definitely miss the home cooking.”Photos courtesy of Shelli ShoupABOVE: Former Columbia High player Stephanie Pilkington takes her defensive stance while playing for South Alabama Univer sity. RIGHT: Stephanie Pilkington kicks up dirt while rounding sec ond base for South Alabama. She is tied for the Jaguars’ lead in stole n bases with nine. Switch pays dividendsPilkington playing for nationally ranked Jaguars ASSOCIATED PRESSTrey Burke (right) drives against Florida’s Mike Rosar io (3), Erik Murphy and Scottie Wilbekin during Michigan’s re gional final win in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday. Creighton’s McDermott repeats as All-American ASSOCIATED PRESSLouisville’s Russ Smith (left) dribbles up court agains t Duke during the regional final in Indianapolis on Sunday.Hoops rule at Louisville


By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressBrittney Griner’s unparalleled college career is over, earlier than expected and without another NCAA championship. Her place among the all-time best is secure. From her powerful blocked shots to highlight-reel dunks, Griner’s domi-nance on both ends of the court was simply unequaled as she drew in new fans to the women’s game. They include LeBron James, who said he met her when she was a senior in high school in Houston and has been keeping tabs on Griner ever since. “She’s awesome. It’s not fair. It’s like Wilt (Chamberlain),” James said. “She’s out there like Wilt. That’s what would be my imagination, if I was able to see Wilt live and what he was doing to those guys back in the day, that’s what she’s doing to these girls right now. She’s too big. She’s too strong.” James said he would have loved to see Griner play against Lisa Leslie in her prime. Griner was floored when told of the praise by her idol. “Definitely happy for the ‘King’ to say that about me,” she said. “Him being one of my favorite players, for him to compare me to Wilt and Lisa, it’s humbling.” Griner had one up on Chamberlain as she did win a national championship. She just couldn’t get a sec-ond one as the Lady Bears lost to Louisville 82-81 on Sunday night in one of the greatest upsets in women’s NCAA tournament history. Winning only one title might be the only knock on Griner. Still, many think she belongs on the Mount Rushmore of women’s college basketball. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. MLB — Baltimore at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers or St. Louis at Arizona (9:30 p.m. start) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, semifinal, BYU vs. Baylor, at New York 9 p.m. ESPN2 — NIT, semifinal, Maryland vs. Iowa, at New York NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — New York at Miami 10:30 p.m. TNT — Dallas at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Buffalo at Pittsburgh SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, quarterfinals, Juventus at Bayern Munich 8 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, quarterfinals, Barcelona at Paris Saint-Germain (same-day tape) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, Notre Dame vs. Duke, at Norfolk, Va. 9 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, Tennessee vs. Louisville, at Oklahoma CityBASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.New York at Miami, 8 p.m.Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Cleveland, 7 p.m.New York at Atlanta, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m.Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Denver at Utah, 9 p.m.Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m.Houston at Sacramento, 10 p.m.New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. NCAA tournament Regional Championships EAST REGIONAL Syracuse 55, Marquette 39 SOUTH REGIONAL Michigan 79, Florida 59 MIDWEST REGIONAL Louisville 85, Duke 63 WEST REGIONAL Wichita State 70, Ohio State 66 ——— FINAL FOUR At The Georgia DomeAtlanta National Semifinals Saturday Louisville (33-5) vs. Wichita State (30-8), 6 p.m. Michigan (30-7) vs. Syracuse (30-9), 8:30 p.m. National Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. Michigan 79, Florida 59 At Arlington,Texas MICHIGAN (30-7) Robinson III 3-7 0-0 6, Burke 5-16 4-4 15, McGary 5-8 1-2 11, Hardaway Jr. 3-13 2-3 9, Stauskas 7-8 2-3 22, Albrecht 3-4 0-0 7, Akunne 0-1 0-0 0, Vogrich 1-1 0-0 3, Horford 3-3 0-1 6, Bartelstein 0-1 0-0 0, McLimans 0-0 0-0 0, LeVert 0-1 0-0 0, Person 0-1 0-0 0, Bielfeldt 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-65 9-13 79.FLORIDA (29-8) Boynton 4-8 4-6 13, Rosario 4-9 1-2 9, Young 4-8 0-1 8, Wilbekin 1-6 2-2 4, Murphy 0-11 0-0 0, Kurtz 0-0 0-0 0, Ogbueze 1-2 0-0 2, Graham 1-1 0-0 3, Yeguete 5-5 3-5 13, Frazier II 0-1 0-0 0, Prather 3-5 1-1 7, Walker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 11-17 59. Halftime—Michigan 47-30. 3-Point Goals—Michigan 10-19 (Stauskas 6-6, Albrecht 1-1, Vogrich 1-1, Hardaway Jr. 1-5, Burke 1-5, Robinson III 0-1), Florida 2-10 (Graham 1-1, Boynton 1-3, Murphy 0-2, Rosario 0-4). Fouled Out—Wilbekin. Rebounds—Michigan 35 (McGary 9), Florida 36 (Murphy 8). Assists—Michigan 18 (Burke 7), Florida 13 (Wilbekin 7). Total Fouls—Michigan 13, Florida 11. A—36,585.NIT At Madison Square GardenNew York Semifinals Today BYU (24-11) vs. Baylor (21-14), 7 p.m.Maryland (25-12) vs. Iowa (24-12), 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. Women’s NCAA OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Sunday Tennessee 74, Oklahoma 59Louisville 82, Baylor 81 Today Regional Championship Tennessee (27-7) vs. Louisville (27-8), 9 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Saturday Georgia 61, Stanford 59California 73, LSU 63 Regional Championship Monday Georgia vs. California (n) NORFOLK REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Sunday Notre Dame 93, Kansas 63Duke 53, Nebraska 45 Regional Championship Today Notre Dame (34-1) vs. Duke (33-2), 7 p.m. BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Saturday Kentucky 69, Delaware 62Connecticut 76, Maryland 50 Regional Championship Monday Kentucky vs. Connecticut (n) ——— FINAL FOUR At New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans National Semifinals April 7 Oklahoma City champion vs. Spokane champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. Norfolk champion vs. Bridgeport champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. National Championship April 9 Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.BASEBALLSpring Training final AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City 25 7 .781 Baltimore 19 9 .679 Seattle 22 11 .667 Detroit 19 14 .576 Oakland 17 13 .567 Cleveland 17 16 .515 Minnesota 17 16 .515 Boston 17 17 .500 Chicago 14 14 .500 Texas 17 17 .500 Toronto 16 17 .485 Houston 15 16 .484 Tampa Bay 15 17 .469 New York 14 18 .438 Los Angeles 10 20 .333 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Atlanta 20 15 .571 Colorado 16 15 .516 San Francisco 16 15 .516 St. Louis 16 15 .516 New York 15 15 .500 Arizona 16 17 .485 Philadelphia 16 17 .485 Chicago 16 19 .457 Miami 13 16 .448 San Diego 16 20 .444 Washington 14 18 .438 Milwaukee 13 18 .419 Pittsburgh 13 18 .419 Cincinnati 13 20 .394 Los Angeles 13 20 .394 AL schedule Sunday’s Game Houston 8, Texas 2 Monday’s Games Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 2Detroit 4, Minnesota 2Chicago White Sox 1, Kansas City 0L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 inningsSeattle at Oakland (n) Today’s Games Baltimore (Hammel 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at Toronto (Dickey 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (Darvish 0-0) at Houston (Harrell 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 0-0) at Oakland (Parker 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Houston, 2:10 p.m.Detroit at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m.Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.Cleveland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. NL schedule Monday’s Games Washington 2, Miami 0N.Y. Mets 11, San Diego 2Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 1Milwaukee 5, Colorado 4, 10 inningsL.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 0L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 inningsPhiladelphia at Atlanta (n)St. Louis at Arizona (n) Today’s Games Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-0), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Garcia 0-0) at Arizona (Cahill 0-0), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m.L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.Colorado at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.St. Louis at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.HOCKEYNHL schedule Today’s Game Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m.Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m.Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BAGATE TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 2, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Splash (N) Dancing With the Stars (N) (Live) (:01) Body of Proof “Skin and Bones” News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 O’Clock News (N) Chann 4 News(:35) omg! Insider 5-PBS 5 -Capitol UpdateNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) History Detectives (N) Kind Hearted Woman Single mother and children. 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Wolves seventhand 10th-grade USSSA basket-ball teams played in the Stampede Shootout in Gainesville the weekend of March 23-24. Both teams advanced to the Sunday semifinals by going undefeated in pool play on Saturday. The RCC/AMN 10thgrade team lost to the Orange Park Gators in the semifinal game, 65-51. Leading scorers for the Wolves were Wayne Broom with 20 points and Kelvin Jonas with 11. The Wolves defeated the Gators, 45-43, in pool play on Saturday. Jordan Coppock led the Wolves with 11 points and Dylan Hall scored 10. The Wolves won another two-point game on Saturday, 60-58, over the Gainesville Purple Splash. Leading scorers were Broom with 20 points and Jonas with 11. Broom was selected to the all-tournament team. In Saturday pool play, the RCC/AMN seventh-grade team beat the Orange Park Gators, 57-12, and the Florida Tarheels, 40-38. Leading scorers in the game against the Gators were Jordan Smith with 12 points, and Marcel Bell, T.J. Jones and Max Salamida with eight apiece. Against the Tarheels, Jones led with 14 points and S.L. McCall scored 10. In Sunday’s semi, RCC/ AMN fell to Ocala Elite, 58-53, in three overtimes. ASSOCIATED PRESSBaylor’s Brittney Griner shoots over Louisville center Sheronne Vails (3) in the regional semifinal game in Oklahoma City on Monday. Louisville won 82-81. Griner the best to play women’s game?


DEAR ABBY: My hair falls nearly to my waist, and I go to great lengths to maintain it and keep it free of split ends. Many of my friends, both male and female, have grown out their hair over the years and donated it to cancer charities. While I think it’s a beauti-ful act of selflessness, I have never felt the calling to donate my hair. I have recently been criticized for wanting to keep my long hair for myself and have been called selfish and a hypo-crite. Abby, cancer runs in my family. I donate money and volunteer for my local Relay for Life every year. When I explain this to my “attackers” -some of them good friends -they look the other way and say I’m “horrible” because I won’t cut my hair and give it to those in need. How do I get my message across to these people without sound-ing defensive or snob-by? -RAPUNZEL IN MICHIGAN DEAR RAPUNZEL: I think I detect a twinge of jealousy in the “good friends” who imply you are being selfish or hypocritical for not donating your lovely locks. It would be neither defensive nor snobby to smile and reply: “We all must decide for ourselves how we will support the charities that are important to us. I have chosen to donate in other ways.” ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend, “Keoni,” for five years. We have a healthy rela-tionship. However, when we go out to the grocery store, the doctor’s office or the mall, women constant-ly question his ethnicity, which is Hawaiian. Then, without fail, they’ll proceed to tell him (and me) how handsome, beautiful or gorgeous he is. Keoni does nothing to make me feel less than pretty myself, but these frequent comments from strangers have started to make me feel insecure about my own appear-ance. How do I accept these compliments without resentment? -KEONI’S GIRLFRIEND IN FLORIDA DEAR GIRLFRIEND: What may be upsetting you is that these women ask your boyfriend inap-propriate questions and appear to be coming on to him. Face it, your boyfriend is exotic. If you were in Hawaii, he wouldn’t be exotic -YOU might be. The next time this happens and someone raves about his good looks, remember that Keoni’s with you, not her. But if she’s pushy, “suggest” she move to Hawaii and get “lei-ed.” ** ** **DEAR ABBY: Are hugs the new handshake? The two most recent examples were when I went to meet with my mother’s minister to arrange her funeral. I had never met the man, but he wanted to hug upon meet-ing me. Yesterday, I saw a new eye doctor for the first time. As I was leaving, I put out my hand to shake his. He said, “Oh, I like to hug!” When I stepped back and told him, “I’m not a huggy person,” he seemed offended. Any sugges-tions? -STANDOFFISH SUE DEAR SUE: The minister may have thought that having just lost your moth-er, you could have used the hug. Many people wel-come that kind of comfort. Personally, I agree that the eye doctor’s behavior was presumptuous. If you continue to patronize him, my recommendation is to stand out of reach. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep an open mind. Refrain from making an impulsive move. Stick close to home and keep a close eye on what and who is most important to you. Romance is in the stars, but emotional problems will surface if jealousy pre-vails. ++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pick up information and study your findings before you make a move or contact anyone in a posi-tion of authority. Running your plans by someone you are close to will help you make the right deci-sion. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take part in events that will increase your chance of making new acquaintances or busi-ness connections. Don’t be afraid to show off your skills, but refrain from making a financial dona-tion. It’s what you do phys-ically that will impress. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow through. Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Believe in who you are and what you are capa-ble of accomplishing. Your memory and expertise will not let you down. Refuse to let an emotional matter slow you down. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll stand out in a crowd. Take any opportunity you get to show off your tal-ent. Take care of personal responsibilities quickly so you don’t miss a chance to network and collaborate with people in key posi-tions. Love and romance look promising. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a closer look at your relationships with the people you deal with daily. Protect your money from anyone you feel may be in your life to take advantage of what you have to offer. Pay more attention to self-improvement. +++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Hasty decisions regarding partnership mat-ters will lead to regrets. Sit back and observe what everyone around you is doing. If you base your next move on pertinent facts, you will expand your awareness of the possibili-ties that are within reach. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Size up your situation and make your next move with authority. A power-ful presence will result in a much better chance to reform, resolve or imple-ment what you want. Your vision will be crystal clear. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick close to home. Fixing up your place or getting to the bottom of any situation involving the people you live with will bring positive results. Don’t let an out-sider upset what you are trying to achieve. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional matters between you and a friend, relative or neigh-bor will escalate if you are too pushy or give in to the pressure being put on you. Keep your distance and concentrate on your responsibilities and job-related expectations. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Revisit old ideas, friends and hobbies. Make alterations to fit today’s fast-paced, technology-driv-en world, and you’ll turn something from your past into an auspicious new beginning. Don’t shy away from something because you don’t know where to start. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen to your inner voice, and you will know how to make the most of a potential opportunity. Contracts, settlements or any pending problems can be dealt with and put behind you. New adven-tures prevail once you’ve cleared your timetable. ++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Woman with luxuriant locks wants them to stay that way Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 3B


LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, APRIL2, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 4B LegalINVITATION TOBIDTRANSPORTATION OF LEACHATEBID NO. 2013-BPlease be advised that Columbia County desires to accept bids on the above referenced item. Bids will be accepted until 11:00 a.m. on April 4, 2013 in the office of the Board of County Commissioners located at 135 NE Hernando Ave. Room 203, Lake City, Florida 32055.Specifications and bid forms may be downloaded at the County web site, https://webportal.columbiacountyfla. com/list-purchasing-projects.aspx Columbia County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to accept the bid in the County’s best interest.Dated March 21, 2013.Columbia County Board ofCounty CommissionersStephen E. Bailey, Chairman05537982March 26, 2013April 2, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase #: 2012-CA-000142Bank of America, National Associa-tionPlaintiff,vs.Raymond D. Santerfeit a/k/a Ray-mond Santerfeit and Julia Johnson, Husband and Wife; Blue World Pools, Inc.; Clerk of Circuit Court, County of Columbia, Florida; Un-known Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not know to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Par-ties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants.Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order dated March 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000142 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Raymond D. Santerfeit a/k/a Raymond Santer-feit and Julia Johnson, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE COURTROOM ONE OF THE COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:LOT8, BLOCK C, TIMUQUASUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, RECORD-ED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGES 85-85A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLOR-IDA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact the ADACoor-dinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 3206; (386) 719-7576 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. Dewitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, Florida/s/ B. ScippioDEPUTYCLERK OF COURTSEAL05537931MARCH 26, 2013APRIL2, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase #2011-CA-000536Bank of America, National Associa-tionPlaintiff,vs.Matthew David Rocco a/k/a Mat-thew D. Rocco a/k/a Matt Rocco and Abigail L. Rocco a/k/a Abbey Rocco f/k/a Abigail Lynn Martin, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Reg-istration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Countrywide Bank, National As-sociation; unknown Parties in Pos-session #1, If living, and all Un-known Parties claiming by, through, Legalunder and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Un-known Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-ees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claim-antsDefendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order dated March 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000536 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Matthew David Rocco a/k/a Matthew D. Roc-co a/k/a Matt Rocco and Abigail L. Rocco a/k/a Abbey Rocco f/k/a Abi-gail Lynn Martin, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE COURTROOM ONE OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HER-NANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:APARTOF LOT3, OF COLUM-BIAMEADOWS, AS PER PLATTHEREOF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGE 88, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLYDESCRI-BED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN ATTHE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF SAID LOT3 OF COLUMBIAMEADOW’S AND RUN THENCE S. 88 DEGREES 31’45” W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT3, 398.00 FEETTO THE SOUTHWESTCORNER OF SAID LOT3, AND TO APOINTON THE EASTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF PEACE ROAD; THENCE N 01 DEGREES 28’15” W, ALONG SAID WESTLINE AND ALONG SAID EASTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE, 122.45 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 12’37” E, 398.31 FEETTO THE EASTLINE OF SAID LOT3, THENCE RUN S. 01 DEGREES 28’15” W, ALONG SAID WESTLINE AND ALONG SAID EASTERLYRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE, 122.45 FEET; THENCE S. 89 DEGREES 12’37” E, 398.31 FEETTO THE EASTLINE OF SAID LOT3, THENCE RUN S. 01 DEGREES 28’15” E, 106.74 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.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 ACLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact the ADACoor-dinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 719-7576 at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. Dewitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, Florida/s/ B. ScippioDEPUTYCLERK OF COURTSEAL05538067APRIL2, 9, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-370-CACOLUMBIABANK, a Florida banking corporation,Plaintiff,vs.Estate of VICTOR J. SIMONS, de-ceased, Estate of JANE P. SIMONS, deceased, and the unknown heirs and beneficiaries of the decedents,Defendants.CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UN-DER F.S. CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Summary Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, Courtroom 1, 173 Northeast Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 at 11:00 a.m. on April 24, 2013, the following descri-bed property:Lot 6, GRASSLAND ACRES, ac-cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 71-71A, of the Public Records of Co-lumbia County, Florida, together with a 1977 Hill Mobile Home, ID #02630198AK and #02630198BK which is located on and affixed to the above described property. LegalANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.Dated: March 19, 2013P. DeWitt CasonClerk of CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL05538038APRIL2, 7, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-571-CAFIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a Banking corporation organized under the laws of the Unit-ed States of America, f/k/a FIRSTFEDERALSAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDAPlaintiff,vs.SHIRLEYA. HITSON, DONALD L. DAUGHERTY, individually, TC CABINETS, INC., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CITI-BANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., TARGETNATIONALBANK, DIS-COVER BANK, AMERICAN IN-SURANCE SERVICES OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, INC., and SERV-PRO OF COLUMBIAAND SU-WANNEE COUNTIES, ETAL,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE is hereby given that P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court of Columbia County, Flor-ida, will on the 15th day of May, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the Columbia County Courthouse, Courtroom 1, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, in the City of Lake City, Florida 32055, of-fer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described proper-ty situated in Columbia County, Florida, to-wit:Lot 6, Windswept Industrial Subdivi-sion, Unit 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Pa-ges 72-73, public records of Colum-bia County, FloridaPursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pend-ing in said Court, the style of which is as set out above, and the docket number of which is 12-571-CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 20 day of March, 2013./s/ P. DeWitt CasonP. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtColumbia County, Florida/s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL05538039APRIL2, 7, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-612-CACAPITALCITYBANK,Plaintiff,vs.DARLENE Z. PACHIOS f/k/aDARLENE Z. MONK, et al,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE is hereby given that P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court of Columbia County, Flor-ida, will on the 17th day of April, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse in Lake City, Florida, offer for sale and sell at pub-lic outcry to the highest and best bid-der for cash, the following described property situated in Columbia Coun-ty, Florida, to-wit:Parcel I.D. #17-7S-19-10024-060LOT60, SASSAFRAS ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGES 8-8A, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A1987 SANTDOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME SERIAL#KH32D2RK9437GAAand #KH32D2RK9437GABpursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pend-ing in said Court, the style of which is a set out above, and the docket number of which is 12-612-CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 14 day of March, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtColumbia County, FloridaBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL05537930MARCH 26, 2013APRIL2, 2013 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAIN RE: ESTATE OFPROBATE DIVISIONLESTEE COOK,CASE NO. 2013CP000034Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the Estate of LESTEE COOK, deceased, whose date of death was April 15, 2012, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-9217, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-dress of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the per-sonal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTSO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is MARCH 26, 2013.Personal Representative:DEBBIE JONES324 SWSonoma WayFt. White, Florida 32038Attorney for Personal RepresentativePAULM. COWAN, ESQUIREFla. Bar No. 374911GOLDEN & COWAN, P.A.Palmetto Bay Law Center17345 South Dixie HighwayMiami, Florida 33157paul@gcprobatelaw .com Telephone: (305) 856-5440Facsimile: (305) 856-938805537977March 26, 2013April 2, 2013 COLUMBIACOUNTYBOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERSPROJECTNUMBER 2013-07College Manor Subdivision Roadway ImprovementsNOTICE TO CONTRACTORSNotice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received in the Columbia County Manager’s office until 11:00 A.M. on April 10, 2013, for Colum-bia County Project No. 2013-07. This office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex at 135 Hernando Avenue, Room 203 Lake City FL32055.This project consists finish grading +/35,000 SF of existing millings and then resurfacing of +/5,250 LF of SP9.5 at 18’wide asphalt pavement in one layer. Scope of work includes edge of pavement reclamation, grading, as-phaltic concrete pavement, and inci-dental items.The Bid Forms and Construction specifications may be obtained from the County’s web site at http://www PurchasingBids.asp Deadline for questions regarding construction plans, specifications, and/or bid documents must be received before 11:00 P.M. on April 8, 2013.The successful bidder will be re-quired to furnish the County Manag-er with a performance bond and proof of 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, Chair05537984March 26, 2013April 2, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 12-2013-CA-000004Division No.SectionROSE LAND AND FINANCE CORPPlaintiff(s),vs.KEVIN M. DUNHAM, et. al.Defendant(s)NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO-SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPER-TYTO: KEVIN M. DUNHAM AD-DRESS UNKNOWN BUTWHOSE LASTKNOWN ADDRESS IS:849 SWDAISYRD, LAKE CITY, FL32024 LegalResidence unknown and if living, in-cluding any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claim-ing by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforemen-tioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown De-fendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui ju-ris.YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following described property, to-wit:SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST:PARTOF THE SOUTH 4 ACRES OF THE NW1/4 OF SW1/4 AND THE NORTH 5 ACRES OF THE SW1/4 OF SW1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDABEING MORE PARTIC-ULARLYDESCRIBED AS FOL-LOWS:COMMENCE ATTHE NE COR-NER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH RANGE 15 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTYFLORIDAAND THENCE S 0 DEGREES 05'02" WALONG THE MONU-MENTED EASTLINE OF SAID SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 ADIS-TANCE OF 163.97 FEETTO ACONCRETE MONUMENT, LS 1079 MARKING THE SE CORNER OF THE NORTH 5 ACRES OF SAID SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 THENCE S 89 DEGREES 58'14" WALONG THE MONUMENTED SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 5 ACRES, 147.59 FEETTO A1/8" IRON ROD LS 4708 MARKING THE SWCORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIALRE-CORDS BOOK (ORB) 1023 page 2396 OF THE OFFICIALRE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDAAND THE POINTOF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LANDS;THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DE-GREES 58'14" WALONG THE SOUTH LINE 1180.70 FEETTO ACONCRETE MONUMENT, LS 1079, MARKING THE SWCOR-NER OF THE AFOREMEN-TIONED NORTH 5 ACRES OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 05'11" E ALONG THE MONUMENTED WESTLINE OF THE SW1/4 OF SAID SECTION 24 ADISTANCE OF 295.18 FEETTO ACONCRETE MONUMENTMARKING THE NWCORNER OF THE SOUTH 4 ACRES OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 58'19" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH 4 ACRES 1180.68 FEETTO A5/8" IRON ROD, LS 4708 MARKING THE NWCOR-NER OF THE LANDS DESCRI-BED IN THE AFOREMENTIONED ORB 1023 PAGE 2396; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 05'02" WALONG THE MONUMENTED WESTLINE OF SAID LANDS DESCRIBED IN ORB 1023 PAGE 2396 ADIS-TANCE OF 295.15 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. SUB-JECTTO AN EASEMENTFOR IN-GRESS AND EGRESS AND UTIL-ITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 25 FEETOF THE SOUTH 4 ACRES OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWN-SHIP5 SOUTH RANGE 15 EASTCOLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECTTO THE EXISTING COUNTYMAINTAINED PUBLIC RIGHTOF WAYOF SWDAISYTERRACE ALONG THE WESTSIDE OF THE SW1/4 OF SEC-TION 24, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS ARE THE SAME AS THOSE LAND DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK 1206 PAGE 36 OF THE OFFICIALRECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.more commonly known as 849 SWDAISYRD, LAKE CITY, FL32024This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, GIL-BERTGARCIAGROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Cir-cle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plain-tiff's attorney or immediately there-after; otherwise a default will be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the Complaint.WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 15 day of March, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONCOLUMBIACounty, FloridaBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL"In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administra-tive Office of the Court, COLUM-BIACounty, 173 NE HERNANDO STREET, LAKE CITY, FL32055, County Phone : 386-758-1036 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 Legalvia Florida Relay Service".05537937APRIL2, 9, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 13-76-CPIN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE JAN CORVINDeceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of George Jan Corvin, deceased, whose date of death was February 1, 2013, and the last four digits of whose so-cial security number are 2308, is pending in the Circuit Court for Co-lumbia County, Florida, Probate Di-vision, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, Flori-da 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER O 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is April 2, 2013.Personal Representative:/s/ Julian M. CorvinJulian M. Corvin28 Highland Avenue, Apt. 2Jersey City, NJ 07306Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:/s/ John E. NorrisAttorney for Julian M. CorvinFlorida Bar Number: 058998Norris & Norris, P.A.253 NWMain BlvdLake City, FL32055Telephone: (386) 752-7240Fax: (386) 752-1577E-Mail:gnorris@norrisattorneys.com05538053April 2, 9, 2013 100Job OpportunitiesF/T Accounts Receivables Clerk. Other office duties include: Quickbooks, Word & Excel. Email resume CDLClass A Truck Driver Flatbed exp. for F/TSE area. 3 years exp or more. Medical benefits offered. Contact Melissa or Sandy@ 386-935-2773 CMS Professional Staffing Inc., Seeking individuals with recent background experience ranging from general business to sales & finance. Must be proficient with Email and Microsoft office. Apositive attitude and great work ethic are a must. Salaries vary in range. Fax resume to 386-758-9047. Driver needed with clean CDL Clean record. Home every night. For more information call 752-2510 ask for Jerry Experienced Lube Tech Needed Apply at Rountree-Moore Ford 2588 W. US Hwy 90 Lake City, FL32055 See: Jimbo Pegnetter. Mechanic needed at Fla.Rock&Tank Lines In White Springs. Diesel exprnc reqr'd in maintenance & repair of tractor trailers. 45-50hrs/wk Class ACDLlicense preferred. Excellent Benefits! email: or fax 904-858-9008 Open House Thurs. 4/4 & Fri 4/5 from 10am to 5pm at North Florida Auto Sales. Across from ABC liquor. Looking for Experienced person(s) for Detailing position(s). No phone calls please. Mechanic needed with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, APRIL2, 2013 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5SGray, 4-door, 55,100 miles.$15,500 386-752-7284 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 100Job Opportunities34 Temp Farm Workers needed 4/30/13 – 11/04/13. Workers will perform a variety of duties associated with growing sweet potatoes. May perform support duties such as operation of tractors, or other farm equipment, packing, & general field maintenance. 3 mos. verifiable exp. hand harvesting a perishable crop required. Random drug testing at employer’s expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools, supplies, equip. provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract. $9.50/hr & piece rates offered. Worksites in Calhoun Co., MS. Report or send a resume to nearest FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office or call 386-755-9026 & ref. Job # MS70554. Lewis Bailey Farms Inc. Calhoun, MS NEEDED Motivated Individuals! Apply in person 152 N. Marion St 6 TEMPFarmworkers needed 4/29/13-12/15/13. Worker will perform various duties all associated with planting, cultivating and harvesting tobacco, hay & straw. Must have 3 months verifiable experience working in dark fired tobacco. Random drug testing at employer’s expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Free housing provided for noncommuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier, if appropriate. Worksites located in Todd Co, KY & Montgomery Co, TN. $9.80/hr. Report or send a resume to nearest local FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office or call 386-755-9026 & refer job #KY0479420. Southern Lights Farms – Trenton, KY WANTED Live in House Keeper / Maintenance. Couple preferred. Apply at Piney Woods Lodge 386-752-8336 120Medical Employment05538032MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Full-time receptionist for medical office in Lake City. Experience required. Email resume to or fax to 386-758-5987 We are growing!!! Nurse On Call Home Health Care is looking for RN's, PT's and OT's to cover our expanding business in Lake City/Live Oak Area. Fax Resumes to 386.487.0386 240Schools & Education05537693Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $479next class04/01/2013• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class4/08/2013• LPN 04/22/2013 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies Found female pit bull off 252 and Peacock Rd. Call to identify. 386-365-7532 or 386-623-3761 Free to Good 2 home (2)cute gray tiger kittens, 4 1/2 mths old. Neutered, shots, leukemia free, litter trained, not declawed, must stay together. 386-755-0057 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 407Computers Complete Dell Desktop $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 630Mobile Homes forRent2/1 Quiet area, Free garbage p/u 4.5 mi S of Lake City,$520 mth 386-590-0642 or Quiet Country Park 3/2 w/ screened porch $550 a month. Very clean. NO PETS! Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSale2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. 3BR/2BA28X64 in a great location, a lot of upgrades, fireplace. Only $2,500 down $399 a month. Call Paula at 386-752-1452 or E-mail 640Mobile Homes forSaleBank Owned! 1/1 home in lake community on 1 acre. Priced to sell at just $55,000. All offers considered. 386-362-4539 Poole Realty MLS#81365 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide ’09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail Cute Church surrounded by beautiful countryside. Comes with a 1996 DWMH on 1 acre, pole barn Sylvia Newell, 386-590-2498 Poole Realty MLS#78419 Beautiful setting on almost 6 acres. 3/2 w/hardwood floors, large bedrms, open floor plan, FP. William Golightly, 386-590-6681 Poole Realty MLS#82212 3 DWELLINGS on 5+ acres, main house approx 2453 sqft, 2 story, 3 car garage $349,000. Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 Poole Realty MLS#82510 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. New 2013 Jacobsen 28X48 3/2 ( 2 Left ) $39,995 Del & Set. North Pointe Homes Gainesville 352-872-5566 Palm Harbor Retirement Community homes $8,500 off,2/2 & 3/2 from $39,900 Call John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details RED STAR SPECIALS Time to move out the old and bring in the new 2014 Models. Free Furniture or Discounts on 12 select Jacobsen Models. Great Bank Finance and Discounts for Cash! We Finance! Free Approval By Phone until 9 PM. Give us a try! North Pointe Homes-Hwy 441 NGainesville 352-872-5566 Several Late Model repos to pick from! North Pointe Homes Gainesville 352-872-5566 WANTED…CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05536760$89 Deposit Pools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong Apts386-758-8455 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. Brandywine Apartments Now Renting 2, & 3 bedrooms, CH/A. 386-752-3033 730 W. Grandview Ave. Lake City, FL “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer” Equal Housing Opportunity TDD # 1-800-955-8771 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www Ft. White, Private in town, upstairs studio apt. Water & Trash included 1st/Last/Security. 2 yr lease Must have ref. $450, 941-924-5183 Gorgeous Lake View 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $500 month & $500 deposit. No pets. 386-344-2170 Great area West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $700-$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 NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living room. $450. mo plus sec. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2br/1ba Large carport. Corner of Baya & McFarlane. $550. mo. $550 sec. 386-752-9144 or 755-2235 4BR/1BA Very Large lot. Very Clean, lots of shade $895 mo. + $895. dep. 386-752-7578 Lake City Country Club fairway at back. 3BR/2BA1760 SQFT, carpet, tile, encl porch, all appliances, lrg gar, big kitchen, 386-269-0123 750Business & Office Rentals05538037Move in Ready Office For Lease Newly remodeled, like new. 2700 sqft, great for a Physicians office, Attorneys office or Any Executive office. Security cameras & phone system provided. Computer network ready. Located off Sisters Welcome Rd. Midtown front building. Call Joe at 935-2832 Medical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) PROFESSIONAL OFFICEUNIT Oakbridge Office Complex 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 14.69 ac tract on Lake Jeffrey Rd. Has well & septic and power ready for site built or MH. $65,000 MLS #82567 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Hallmark Real Estate Close to everything! 14+ lakefront acres convenient to hospitals, shopping & restaurants yet peaceful & private. Jane Creel (386)719-0382 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #76668 $32,000, Buildable lot for site built homes only. In Forest Country. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #80401 $60,000. 130x750 right on Suwannee, Beautiful lot, minutes from Royal Springs, Denise Bose 752-5290 Nice 5 acre lot located in quiet setting River Rise s/d, Homes only, paved street. $65,000 MLS #76151 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice vacant lot ready for your mobile home! lot has just been cleared. MLS #82673 $28,840 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Lake view in CarterChase! 1/2 acre lot in homes only subdivision w/ min square footage of 2000. #54801 $34,900 810Home forSale 2BR/2BAcustom built POOL home in Turkey Run. All cherry wood & ceramic tile flooring. Remax Jo Lytte 386-365-2821 MLS 80934 $178,900 3bd/ 2ba Brick Home Off Hwy 47 S., Greenridge Ln. New H&A, Nice Shop, Many Updates, 3/4 ac. M/I Ready (386) 365-4591 3BD/2BAcustom western cedar home on 2 acres lakefront lot. Boat ramp, dock and deck. Remax Proffessionals Jo Lytte 386-3652821 MLS 74681 $179,900 82022397 S/E/ LeRoy Ct Beautiful country setting, 13’vaulted ceilings in LR. Gorgeous wood burning FP. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $225,000 82078 253 S.W. Edna Ct. 3br/2ba New carpet and paint, beautiful ceramic tile in kitchen. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $110,500 82240 27084 29th Rd, 3br/3ba, 20+ acres. Country style brick, guest home, pool/cabana also included. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $335,000 82355 211 S.E. Goldie Way, 3br/2ba and 1 partial surrounded by lg oaks. Great exterior shed. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $160,000 83017 301 S.W. Al Jernon Ct, 3br/2ba 6.34 acres, completely fenced. Ceramic floors, new carpet. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $155,000 83033 178 N.W. Abigail Ln, 3br/1ba perfect home for first time buyer or retiree. all brick. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $72,000 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 Victorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Beautifully kept move in ready home. Features Large kitchen with eat in area. MLS 79933 $84,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Beautifully maintained newer home in Callaway s/d. Lrg bedrooms & bathrooms. MLS 83071 $179,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS 810Home forSale Beautifully restored historic home directly on the lake. Views from every angle. MLS 83132 $150,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home is on .5 acre lot, 5bd/3ba Family, Living, & Dining Rooms. Mary Brown Whitehusrt $199,900 386-965-0887 MLS #82546 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Custom Built and completed in 2011 3BD/2BAmetal roof, hardy Board, Sherry G. Ratliff $115,000 386-365-1548 MLS #81774 CUTE 3BR/1BAhome w/1 acre on paved rd w/wood burning FP, newer roof $95,000 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC 755-5110 #83519 CYPRESS LANDING! 3BR/2BA w/open floor plan; built in 2007 ONLY$99,500 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC 755-5110 #83154 Hallmark Real Estate BEAUTY-QUALITY-COMFORT spacious 3BR/2BAbrick home in Emerald Forest $109,000 Vic Lantroop (386)623-6401 Hallmark Real Estate BREATHTAKING 4BR/3BAlake front home! In ground, screened pool & patio, 2 fireplaces,$429,000 Ginger Parker (386)365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate Charm & Care is displayed in this Move in ready home! 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By RONALD BLUM Associated Press NEW YORK Alex Rodriguez stood in the Yankee Stadium tunnel, just in front of the entrance to the home clubhouse. He was willing to answer questions for the first time since hip surgery in January, but was posi tioned so he could make a quick getaway if he wanted to stop responding. I love when all these people say, You cant do this. You cant do that. Youre done. Youre old, he explained before New Yorks opener against Boston on Monday. Its a great challenge to prove all you guys wrong and every one wrong. Three months shy of his 38th birthday, Rodriguez has transformed from three-time Most Valuable Player to most touchy sub ject. Hes owed $114 million in the remaining five years of his record $275 million, 10-year contract, and hes viewed by many Yankees fans and even some in the teams management as a drain on the clubs payroll. And that was before a January report in Miami New Times alleging he received performanceenhancing drugs from a Florida anti-aging clinic. Making his first pub lic comments since the Jan. 16 operation on his left hip, Rodriguez said he has heard the same sched ule for his return that sur geon Dr. Bryan Kelly made public: sometime around the All-Star break. When I found out after the season was over about the big tear in my left hip, it was a bit of a relief to realize and understand how you ended last year, he said. Once its mended and Im back to being 100 percent, theres no reason why I cant play at a very high level. Rodriguez hasnt played a full season since 2007. 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 6BSPORTSJUMP Queen Serta Perfect Sleeper Firm Mattress HWY 41 SOUTH 1 Block South of Hwy 90 (Next to Wendys} 754-4654 BLOWOUT Mattress Sale! $ 299 Lowest Prices! Brand New Serta Super Store! BLOWOUT MATTRESS G. W. 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Im just really proud of the season that he was able to put together, Greg McDermott said. On one hand he was able to con sistently put up incredible numbers on a team that won a lot of games. At the end of the day I know that was most important to Doug. Burke and Porter both received 62 first-team votes and 319 points from the same 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Voting was on a 5-3-1 basis and was completed before the NCAA tournament. Oladipo got 58 firstteam votes and 306 points. McDermott had 44 firstteam votes and 279 points, one more than Olynyks total points. The Gonzaga junior got 47 first-team votes. Burke, a 6-0 sophomore point guard, had an impres sive individual season while running a team that at times had four freshmen on the court with him. Burke averaged 19.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists and shot 40.1 percent on 3-point attempts. He is Michigans fifth AllAmerica and first since Chris Webber in 1993. Every now and then you think about individual acco lades, and that was defi nitely a goal of mine com ing into my freshman year, Burke said. I didnt know it would be this quick, but it happens. Porter, a 6-8 sophomore, is a smooth, solid forward whose coach describes his efforts this way: Otto was Otto. Ive defined it all year probably without say ing it in that he is a selfless player, in that all of his actions, all of his thoughts are on how can he help our team win, Hoyas coach John Thompson III said. What does show up on Porters stat line is 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.7 percent from behind the 3-point line. He is Georgetowns sixth AllAmerica and first since Allen Iverson in 1996. Oladipo is Indianas first All-America since A.J. Guyton in 2000 and the eighth overall. He was impressed to be joining the likes of Scott May, Kent Benson, Isiah Thomas, Steve Alford and Calbert Cheaney. Im kind of speechless to be with the great names in college basketball, the NBA, in basketball history, Oladipo, a 6-5 junior swing man, said. To be put in a sentence with them only makes me want to work harder. That is one of the traits Hoosiers coach Tom Crean loves about Oladipo, who averaged 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals while shooting 59.9 percent from the field and 44.3 per cent on 3s. I see somebody who con tinues to get better every step of the way at Indiana, Crean said. I think when you have a young man who puts in that kind of time and that kind of work and cares about his teammates, all the outside stuff doesnt matter. Its on the court that does. Olynyk, a native of Canada, became an AllAmerica with a junior season that saw the Bulldogs reach No. 1 for the first time in school history. The 7-footer averaged 17.5 points and 7.2 rebounds while shoot ing 65.2 percent from the field. He was recognized as much this for his long hair as his inside game. ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper hits his second home run of the game in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins in Washington on Monday. Associated Press WASHINGTON Bryce Harper homered in his first two at-bats, Stephen Strasburg retired 19 bat ters in a row at one stretch, and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals opened the sea son with a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday. Strasburg went seven innings, matching his career high, and allowed three hits. Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Harper, a 20-yearold outfielder, hit solo shots over the out-of-town score board in right-center field off Ricky Nolasco in the first and fourth innings. New closer Rafael Soriano got the save. Tigers 4, Twins 2 MINNEAPOLIS Justin Verlanders five shutout innings at frosty Target Field held up for Detroit, and the defending American League champion Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins. Phil Coke got the last two outs for the first save by the Tigers closer committee. Prince Fielder had two hits and an RBI to help spoil Vance Worleys first start for the Twins, who left 12 runners on. White Sox 1, Royals 0 CHICAGO Chris Sale outpitched James Shields, Tyler Flowers homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals in the season opener. A dominant performance by Sale and Flowers drive leading off the fifth against Shields were just enough to beat a team thats trying to make a big jump after fin ishing with a losing record 17 of the past 18 seasons. Sale showed the form that made him a 17-game winner and an All-Star in his first season as a starter. He allowed just seven hits and struck out seven while walking one. Dodgers 4, Giants 0 LOS ANGELES Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw struck out seven, walked none and retired World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval on a ground er to end it. The former Cy Young winner began the day as a career .146 batter with only one extra-base hit in 261 at-bats. But he sent the first pitch from George Kontos over the center-field wall. Kershaw became the first pitcher in the majors to homer on opening day since Joe Magrane of St. Louis in 1988, and the first Dodgers pitcher to do it since Don Drysdale in 1965. Brewers 5, Rockies 4 MILWAUKEE Jonathan Lucroy hit a sac rifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a victory over Colorado, ruining the first game for new Rockies man ager Walt Weiss. Rickie Weeks sparked the winning rally when he stole second after he was hit by a pitch with one out. Adam Ottavino then issued an intentional walk to Ryan Braun and lost Aramis Ramirez to another walk before Lucroy ended the game with a fly ball. Mets 11, Padres 2 NEW YORK Jonathon Niese stepped nicely into his new role as No. 1 start er for the Mets, and Collin Cowgill capped a success ful New York debut with a grand slam in a rout of the San Diego Padres. Marlon Byrd had a pair of RBI singles. Red Sox 8, Yankees 2 NEW YORK Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start, giving new manager John Farrell a win over the barely recog nizable New York Yankees. Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBIs and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times and scored twice in his big league debut. Harper goes deep twice to lead Nats