The Lake City reporter


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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comW ilted trash litters the grass along Peacock Terrace, a curving country road that Tony Kurtz calls home. Bank statements, love letters, beer bottles — he’s found it all in the ditches he works to keep clean. “I really don’t think people want to be litterbugs,” he said. “But they get them-selves in the habit of doing it, and they just don’t think about it.” When Kurtz moved to the area in 1972, his house was the only one on the street. He’s been cleaning up the area ever since, spending two to three hours out of his day every couple weeks. As the road developed, he noticed an increase in the amount of trash, especially in the past 10 years. Cigarette butts, worn out tires, fast food packaging — the litter stains the grass with splotches of white and brown, easily noticeable to drivers as they cruise down the street. Kurtz, with his mechanical trash claw and homemade rolling trashcan, has become just as common a sight on the side of the road as the trash he clears away. Residents and passersby honk and wave as they pass the good Samaritan, but not many stop to help him. “Who would want to be seen picking up trash?” he said. “People should take pride in Florida instead of defacing it.” Thomas Henry, director of the Lake CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Halle Berry expecting baby. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 1CObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles ................. 5B 77 53 Partly Cloudy WEATHER, 6A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS PAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Special Olympics:29th torch runset for Thursday. March of Dimes:Walk for babies coming Saturday. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 309 1D 1C 1A ‘Cafe’ ban unpopular with someBy AMANDA WILLIAMSON awilliamson@lakecityreporter.comUnemployment: The word hangs like a curse around the cash register at Internet Royale Sweepstakes, where the employ-ees now gather to discuss the future of their industry. Lately, the talk has gotten a lot darker. A ban on all storefront gaming facilities, known as Internet cafes, now sits on the desk of Gov. Rick Scott, after state legisla-tors pushed the bill through both the House and Senate with over-whelming support. The ban responds to a recent scandal involving the Allied Veterans of the World charity accused of running a $290 million illegal gambling business. “Allied screwed up,” said Internet Royale Sweepstakes man-ager Leslie Smith, “so everyone has to pay.” Though Scott announced publicly that he intended to sign the ban, Smith, her employees and the cafe’s customers still hope there is a chance the governor will change his mind. “If he signs it, it’s a mistake,” district manager Carolyn Strickland said. “He needs to stop and think how many families he’s putting out — just like me. I’m a single Employees, patrons unhappy about likely closing of facilities. AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter Internet Royale Sweepstakes in Lake City. CAFES continued on 3A Litterbugs aboundPhotos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterLake City resident Tony Kurtz patrols the shoulders of the streets near his home in his pickup truck, searching o ut a growing menace — litter. Armed with a reaching claw tool and a garbage can on wheels, Kurtz has made it his mission to free his neighb orhood from discarded junk. ‘It’s disgusting,’ said Kurtz, who has been cleaning up l itter, mostly fast food packaging, for decades. ‘Oh, I’ve found some very passionate love letters thrown from a school bus,’ he said. Area roadsides, lakes cluttered with trash Officials, volunteers fret about apparent increase in littering in recent years. A duck swims past a plastic bottle caught in vegetation at Alligator Lake. Plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups and containers, and other trash often dot the lake’s shores. TRASH continued on 3A Obama defendsbudgetproposal President says plan not ideal but includes some ‘tough reforms.’ By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated PressWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy. That’s a mix, he contends, that will provide long-term defi-cit reduction without harming the economy. In his first comments about the 2014 spending blueprint he’s set to release Wednesday, Obama said he intends to reduce deficits and pro-vide new money for public works projects, early education and job training. “We don’t have to choose between these goals — we can do both,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address, broadcast Saturday. Obama’s plan for the budget year that begins Oct. 1 calls for slower growth in government benefits programs for the poor, veterans and the elderly, as well as higher taxes, primarily from the wealthy. Some details, made public Friday, drew a fierce response from liber-als, labor unions and advocates for older Americans. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was not impressed, either. “It’s a compromise I’m willing to accept in order to move beyond a cycle of short-term, crisis-driv-en decision-making, and focus on growing our economy and our middle class for the long run,” Obama said. Obama proposes spending cuts and revenue increases that would result in $1.8 trillion in deficit reductions over 10 years, replacing $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that are otherwise poised to take effect over the next 10 years. Counting reductions and higher taxes that Congress and Obama have approved since 2011, the 2014 budget would contribute $4.3 tril-lion to total deficit reduction by 2023. The main deficit reduction elements of the plan incorporate an offer Obama made to Boehner in December when both sought to avoid automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and broad tax Obama OBAMA continued on 3A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Actor James Garner is 85. Country singer Cal Smith is 81. Actor Wayne Rogers is 80. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 78. Country singer Bobby Bare is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 76. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 75. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 74. TV personality David Frost is 74. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 66. Singer John Oates is 64. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 64. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 2-23-37-40-8 8 Friday: 1-11-12-28-30 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-4-8 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 1-7-9-3 Evening: N/A Wednesday: 6-7-20-46-48-51 x3 Feds: Fla. owes millions in Medicaid overpayments MIAMI Federal health officials say Florida owes millions in Medicaid overpayments, according to a report released Friday. The Florida Department of Children and Families identified $22.3 million in Medicaid overpayments between 2007 and 2010 and the federal share is about $12 million. The feds initially said the state should return all $12 mil lion, but amended their recommendation after state officials said they had only collected $4 million of those funds and should not be expected to repay funds they have not yet recouped, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general. DCF determines Medicaid eligibility but the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is the sole recipient of federal funds for the program. Most Medicaid overpay ments result from mis takes made by applicants, but there are also mistakes made by the agency and intentional fraud. Once DCF realizes it has over paid someone, it can be difficult to recover the money since many recipi ents are already in finan cial hardship. Trayvon Martins parents settle suit SANFORD The par ents of a teenager who was fatally shot by a neighbor hood watch volunteer last year have settled a wrong ful-death claim against the homeowners association of the subdivision where their son was killed. The Orlando Sentinel reported Friday that an attorney for Trayvon Martins parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed that paper work in Seminole County and that portions of it were made available for public review Friday. According to the news paper, the settlement amount was marked out in five pages that it reviewed. Lower in the agreement, the parties specify that they will keep the amount confidential. Martin was fatally shot in February 2012 by neigh borhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman dur ing a confrontation in a subdivision in Sanford, about 30 miles north of Orlando. A month-and-a-half delay in Zimmermans arrest led to nationwide protests in the racially charged case. Zimmerman has been charged with seconddegree murder in Martins death. Zimmerman claims he was attacked and acted in self-defense, but Martins family claims he targeted the unarmed 17year-old mainly because Martin was black. Zimmermans parents are white and Hispanic. Nelson supports gay marriage ST. PETERSBURG U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson now supports gay marriage. In a special column for the Tampa Bay Times, the moderate Democrat explained Thursday, The civil rights and respon sibilities for one must pertain to all. Thus, to dis criminate against one class and not another is wrong for me. Nelson pledged to add his name to the petition of senators asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the law that prohibits gay marriage unconstitutional. Nelson had previously supported civil unions for gay people but had believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. With Nelsons reversal, only six Senate Democrats remain opposed to gay marriage. A handful of Republicans, including Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, have also changed their stances. A national poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University showed American voters favor same-sex marriage 50-41 percent, compared to 47-43 percent in early March. In July 2008, voters opposed same-sex unions 55-36 percent. Hazing suspects plead not guilty ORLANDO Former Florida A&M band mem bers have entered not guilty please to increased charges of manslaugh ter related to the death of drum major Robert Champion. Defendants entered written pleas Friday to the increased charges. More than a dozen for mer FAMU band members were charged last year with hazing, a third-degree felony, from Champions death. But prosecutors increased the charges to manslaughter last month. Two former band mem bers already have pleaded no-contest to felony haz ing, and a third is expected to enter a plea later this month. Champion collapsed and died in Orlando in November 2011 after what prosecutors say was a sav age beating during a haz ing ritual. It happened on a bus parked in a hotel park ing lot after FAMU played a rival in football. Man gets life for killing wife NEW PORT RICHEY He was 9 the last time he saw his mother, but three decades could not dull James Earleys mem ory of how his stepfather beat her. On Thursday finally Earley watched that man go off to prison for the rest of his life. We did our sentence for 30 years, Earley said after a jury convicted William Hurst of first-degree mur der. He gets to do his now. Amy Rose Hurst, a 29year-old mother of two, disappeared from her New Port Richey home in September 1982. A fishing boat crew found her body the next month several miles off the coast of Anna Maria Island. Her body was tied to a concrete block. LOS ANGELES H alle Berry is pregnant. A representative for the 46-year-old actress confirms that Berry and her fiance, Olivier Martinez, are expecting their first child together. Publicist Meredith OSullivan Wasson offered no other details. Berry and Martinez announced their engagement last year. Berry has a daughter with her ex-boy friend, Gabriel Aubry. The two settled their custody battle over the 5-year-old in November. This will be the first child for Martinez. Jones: Fashion criticism makes me laugh BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. AMCs Mad Men drama may garner atten tion for bringing back s glamour, but January Jones, known for her dar ing red carpet looks, says she doesnt care what critics think of her personal style. I think that fashion is an art, the 35-year-old actress, who has topped many bestand worst-dressed lists, said in a recent interview. Its a fun way to express yourself. ... And I sort of like not pleasing people a bit. Take, for example, the Prabal Gurung gown she wore to this years Screen Actors Guild Awards. Critics both praised and criticized the bold black-and-white structured ensemble. It makes me laugh when the Fashion Police hate what I wear, Jones said. I loved my whole look that night. It was really fun. And I just like people looking at me like I was crazy. Jones returns as steely housewife Betty Francis, ex-wife of Madison Avenue adman Don Draper, when the new season of Mad Men pre mieres at 9 tonight. Wesley Snipes leaves prison after sentence LEWIS RUN, Pa. Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Snipes was con victed in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confine ment. A Bureau of Corrections spokeswoman said Friday hell be overseen by the New York Community Corrections Office until July 19. Snipes has appeared in dozens of films, from White Men Cant Jump and Demolition Man in the early 1990s to the Blade trilogy. He entered the McKean prison in December 2010 to begin a three-year sentence for failure to file income tax returns. Snipes belonged to a group that challenged the governments right to collect taxes. Prosecutors say he failed to file returns for at least a decade and owed millions of dollars in back taxes. Snipes had appealed in an Atlanta court, saying he didnt get a fair trial. 3 Real Housewives castmates to be charged RIDGEWOOD, N.J. Three cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey real ity show will face charges following an altercation at a cloth ing boutique. A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe Joe Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in Ridgewood on Saturday. A judge on Thursday determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge them with assault. Halle Berry, fiance expecting child Wednesday: 1-6-8-12-35 PB 3 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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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Circulation .............. 755-5445 ( Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter 2A Daily Scripture This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16 ASSOCIATED PRESS Mass pet adoption A puppy waiting to be adopted looks out of a pen Saturday during a pet adoption event at Tropical Park in Miami. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined forces with Miami-Dade Animal Services and other groups in an attempt to find homes for hun dreds of homeless animals. Some 288 cats and dogs were placed during the 12-hour event. Associated Press Associated Press ASSOCIATED PRESS A representative for Halle Berry confirmed the 46-year-old actress and her fiance, Olivier Martinez (left), are expecting their first child together. Berry and Martinez announced their engagement last year. Berry has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. Jones Snipes Gorga


increases Obamas plan includes $580 billion in new taxes that Republicans oppose. Theres also a new infla tion formula, rejected by many liberals, that would reduce the annual cost of living adjustments for a range of government pro grams, including Social Security and benefits for veterans. In his address, Obama said he would achieve deficit reduction by mak ing tough reforms to Medicare and enact ing common-sense tax reform that includes clos ing wasteful tax loopholes for the wealthy and wellconnected. Obama made no men tion of the effect his bud get would have on Social Security and other social safety net programs. That idea drew a hostile reac tion from some of his most ardent political backers. An Associated PressGfK poll conducted late last year found that 49 per cent of those asked were opposed to changing the way Social Security benefits are calculated to produce smaller annual increases and reduce the federal bud get deficit. The poll found 30 percent supported the idea and 15 percent were neutral. Of those opposed to a recal culation, 32 percent said they strongly opposed the change, compared with just 11 percent who strong ly support it. Obama rejected a House Republican plan that aims to balance the budget in 10 years with steep cuts in domestic spending. His remarks reflected the White Houses argu ment that Obamas blend of tax increases and spending cuts have widespread public support and will ultimately change the terms of the fis cal debate in Washington. My budget will reduce our deficits not with aim less, reckless spending cuts that hurt students and seniors and middle-class families, but through the balanced approach that the American people pre fer, and the investments that a growing economy demands, he said. Still, Obama has been unable to move House Republicans from their opposition to higher taxes, and his proposed reduc tion in the growth of ben efits drew swift objections from allies. The president should drop these misguided cuts in benefits and focus instead on building sup port in Congress for investing in jobs, AFLCIO President Richard Trumka said in a state ment Friday. City Public Works Department, said theres definitely been a recent increase of litter in certain areas of the city. The worst time of the year for litter is during the spring and sum mer months, he said. The public works department sees a large amount of plastic and glass bottles in the areas litter, which clog storm drains, Henry said. The blocked drains cause city streets to flood during heavy storms. There is a litter prob lem here, and a lot of it is just people being lazy, he said. Thomas said much of the trash probably blows out of truck beds as the vehicles drive through town. Others, such as Florida Gateway College Professor John Rowe, think the trash is purposely discarded from car windows. Littering certainly hasnt decreased, he said. Its our throwaway society, mostly. All of these things we collect during the day, we throw out. Rowe said the steady increase in littering is a factor of population as populations increase, more trash is produced and finds its way to the road sides. I think people dont understand that we all own the greenspaces around us, and we all contribute to taking care of them, he said. Most every thing that ends up on the ground will end up in the waterways. After the litter reaches the water, it becomes a hazard to the wildlife, and eventually a hazard to humans. Animals attempt the eat the trash, which causes the death of aquatic wildlife, but what isnt eaten leeches toxins into the water. Fish ingest the toxins, and then people consume the fish. The Lake City Public Works Department spends between $80,000 to $100,000 on street mainte nance a year, encompass ing all aspects of city prop erty upkeep remulch ing, trash cleanup, lawn mowing. But a lot of the clean ing up is done by con tractors hired by the Florida Department of Transportation, as well as volunteers who participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. FDOT pays contractors and local cor rectional facilities $145,929 per year to clean state roads in Columbia County, and the countys AdoptA-Highway program has eight community service groups that have adopted roads. The Filipino American Cultural Society is the most active group, said Gina Busscher, public information director with FDOT. The farther from town, the higher the concentra tion of trash, said Bob Gavette, president of the Filipino society. He said he has noticed an increase of trash in those areas since he started as chairman of the organization seven years ago. Litter usually consists of stuff people would toss out of their windows lotto tickets, cigarette butts and fast food items. We want to give back to the community, Gavette said. They have collected 13,515 pounds of trash since the FDOT trans ferred the records to an online database approxi mately a year and a half ago. The less litter we [FDOT] have to pick up, the more we can spend on other things like pothole repair and road improve ments, Busscher said. Its just the nature of people to litter. They dont want it in their car, and not having a trashcan, they throw it out the window. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 3A 3A SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM In Memory of Donald L. Pratt We cant reach out and touch you. We cant see you anymore. We cant even her your soft sweet voice. We all miss you so very much but we can still touch the lives all around us. We can still see the beauty everywhere we look, and we can still hear the sounds of life all around us, just as you did. So even though youre out of our touch, sight, and all around us, especially in our hearts. Country & Daughter Martha JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Tony Kurtz gathers tires that were thrown on the side of the road. Kurtz said that sometimes he comes across deer carcasses that have been butchered by hunters and left to rot. TRASH: Litter cleanup a never-ending battle Continued From Page 1A OBAMA: New taxes included in mix Continued From Page 1A CAFES: Patrons unhappy Continued From Page 1A mother. Strickland seemed upset that Scott campaigned by saying he would cre ate more jobs in Florida, yet hes about to close the doors to an entire industry. An industry composed of an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 cafes in Florida eight of them in Lake City. If the businesses are forced to close, the store fronts will be vacated, left to rot, Strickland said. Theres going to be a lot of people without a job. How are we going to live? How are we going to pay our bills? Smith said. They [legislators] will still have their cushy jobs with their money coming in while were out of a job. The ban will hit smaller towns harder than larger ones, Strickland believes. The job market is meager in small areas, such as Lake City. When Strickland was searching for a job 10 years ago, she had trouble finding one. Now, she said, if she happens to find a new one here in town she estimates she will have to take at least a 60 percent pay cut. Already, she is planning to give up her apartment and move back in with her mother. The closure of the Internet cafes come at a time when Columbia Countys unemployment rate is 6.9 percent, said Jesse Quillen, executive director of the county Economic Development department. The loss of any job is significant, but Im confident our commu nity can absorb the loss. For gamers without a source of daily entertain ment, Lake City will seem much smaller. You have a bowling alley, which is a very fine bowling alley. You have a skating rink, which is a very fine skating rink, said Tom Hunt, a spokes man for The Players Club on U.S. 90. What else is there to do? Hunt said the Players Club will remain open as a restaurant and bar after eliminating the sweep stakes portion of its busi nesses on March 31. But employees and cus tomers alike say they will be losing friends if the ban passes. Pam Berry, 45, fre quents the Internet Royale Sweepstakes, and said the cafes keep people out of trouble. Things just wouldnt be the same for me person ally if they closed down, Berry said. I wouldnt have nowhere else to go ... Well basically be lost. Well be lost. Berry said she has met some of the sweetest peo ple at the local cafe, creat ing a small social club. Every now and then, well see a new face, but 90 percent of the people in here, I know by name, Strickland said. She greets each cus tomer by name as they approach the desk to pur chase time, and feels sorry for the people who will have nowhere else to go. Many of the cafes custom ers are retired, Strickland said. I wont do anything, said Lorrine Wotts, 57, said. I dont drink. Holly Langston, 52, enjoys going into the cafe for peace of mind. She vis its the cafe five to six times a week. If the Internet cafes close, Ill take my money out of town, she said. Please dont close. This is what we do.


OPINION Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4A The school with no strangers 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 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 Sunday, April 7, 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 L ocal artists will soon have a place to call home. The Gateway Art Gallery, at 491 S. Main Blvd., will hold its grand opening April 19 from 4-7 p.m. By all accounts, this is Lake City’s first bona fide art gallery. It’s been a long time coming.Soon area residents will be able to file in and view paintings and photographs that represent the best local artists have to offer. It’s good not just for the artists, but for Lake City at large. This project of the Art League of North Florida will infuse culture into our community without the pretense sometimes associated with bigger-city ventures of the sort. Just the right touch for our town.Congratulations, and thanks, to all who worked so hard to make it happen. A place of their own for local artists 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: T he first time I ever heard about the Lake Lona School all those many years ago, I heard a lady call it the school with no strangers. Why? She said everybody at the school knew each other. The stu-dents all knew each other and also all the teachers and bus drivers and cafeteria workers and everybody else there. They also knew their classmates’ brothers and sisters and whole fami-lies. Likewise, the teachers knew all the kids in school and their families. No strangers there! I thought about that recently when a former Lake Lona student, Jo Ann Noegel Nash, told me about the upcoming third annual Lake Lona reunion of the former students of that now long-closed school. The reunion will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the brand new Westside Community Center, 431 SW Birley Road. The reunion starts at 11 am with lunch at noon. Bring a covered dish. Hopefully, several will bring a cake for the “cakewalk.” A big turnout is expected, just like last year’s. The Lake Lona school was open from 1928-1963 and was located several miles west on US 90 on five acres donated by I.E. Hunter. A trailer park is now located there.A SPECIAL STORYEvery school has a special story about their school and this is a favorite among Lake Lona alumni. Eighth-graders Laverne Brannon, Jimmy McNeil, Billy O’Cain and Ernest Vining used their time at recess each day to build a large, deep tunnel. They were very proud of it and would not let anyone else go into it. Sidney Floyd wanted to go into the tunnel so badly that he prom-ised the tunnel’s builders a cold drink from Mr. Baker’s store if they would let him go in. Well, the deal was struck, and Sidney climbed deep into the tun-nel. Some children just happened to run across the top of the tunnel at that very time —and their weight caved it in, dumping heavy loads of dirt on poor Sidney. Only his feet were sticking out! The cave-in scared the four tunnel “owners” and they began to dig with all their might and finally got Sidney out. This event, humorous now, could have been serious. Sidney could have been asphyxiated but it happened that his nose fell into the crook of his arm giving him just enough air to stay alive. A fire truck, an ambulance, and FHP trooper W. W. Slappey all came out to be sure that Sidney was OK. He was but that ended the tunnel building at Lake Lona! Some of the Lake Lona graduates went on to make a name for themselves. Kayton Roberts, a steel guitarist, played on the Grand Ole Opry with the legendary Hank Snow. Skip Jarvis served as State Attorney. Irene Noegel married Charlie Godbold and their son, Jake Godbold, became mayor of Jacksonville. Some of the former fine teachers there were Lollie Rhoden, E. R. Collins, C.P. Wilson (Miss Sikes), Lois Revels, Rosa Owens, Gertrude Patterson Alderman, Hattye McDonald, Nellie Roberts, Irma L. Graham, Evelyn B. Witt, George Thompson, K.E. Neeley and Ms. Foye. So, Jo Ann warmly invites all of you who had any part in the history of “ the school with no strangers” to gear up and boogey on down to the reunion on April 20. I’ll see you there!SHORTEST BOOK?The Amish Phone Book! Q Associated Press Morris WilliamsPhone: (386) 755-8183williams_h2@firn.edu372 W. Duval St.Lake City, FL 32055 Q Morris Williams is a local historian and long-time Columbia County resi-dent. On this date:In 1927, an audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover in the first suc-cessful long-distance demonstration of television. In 1939, Italy invaded Albania.In 1945, during World War II, American planes intercepted a Japanese fleet that was headed for Okinawa on a suicide mission. In 1947, auto pioneer Henry Ford died in Dearborn, Mich., at age 83. In 1948, the World Health Organization was founded.In 1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘’South Pacific’’ opened on Broadway. In 1953, he U.N. General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be secretary-general. In 1957, New York City’s last electric trolley completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan. In 1969, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material. In 1976, China’s leadership deposed Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping and appointed Hua Kuo-feng prime minister and first deputy chairman of the Communist Party. HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY Reject immigration reform dealA bipartisan group of senators, known as the Gang of 8, has put together a framework for the immigration reform that supposedly America is waiting for. Provisions of the agreement have been widely leaked and, from what I see, these senators should return to the drawing board. If we are going to tackle immigration reform, there should be agree-ment at the outset on the objectives. In my view, there should be three. It should enhance the freedom, fair-ness and security of the nation. If not, why bother? The Gang of 8 proposal makes no gains on any of these fronts. And on at least one front -fairness -it makes a bad situation even worse. It seems to be the way of Washington these days to take issues that are huge and complex, devise comprehensive mega-reforms -too massive for any single person to read or grasp -and pass a new law that exchanges one set of problems for different and even big-ger ones. We just finished going through this with reforms of our financial services system and our health care system. Now we’re about to do the same with immigration. It’s unrealistic to think that with one new law we can secure our border, deal with 11 million illegal immigrants now in the country, devise a new way of allowing skilled labor to enter the country, and create a strategy to employ unskilled foreign labor. But Washington is trying to do it all. And it seems that another legis-lative disaster is waiting to happen. A purported achievement of the Gang of 8 is an agreement between big business and unions regarding hiring of unskilled foreign labor. As our nation buckles under the load of excessive government, the proposal involves giving Washington even more power and building yet another new government bureau-cracy. The plan calls for a new Bureau of Immigration and Labor Market Research. Why yet another new bureaucracy at a time of trillion-dollar deficits and cancelled White House tours for students? Quotas, which can be adjusted over time and market conditions, will be set for how many visas will be permitted for unskilled foreign labor. We’ll need a new army of bureaucrats sitting in Washington to study and report on conditions of different labor markets. The quota starts at 20,000 and can reach, over time, a ceiling of 200,000. Government bureaucrats not only will determine how many can be hired, but also what they can be paid. In this case, the “prevailing wage.” Prevailing wage is a defining provision of the Davis-Bacon Act, passed in 1931 to keep unskilled black labor from competing with union workers -at the time uni-formly white -on federally funded projects. Which gets to the fairness issue. Employment set-asides designated for unskilled foreign workers, with wage levels determined by the gov-ernment, are nothing but a stick in the eye to competing low-wage workers in the American market. It so happens that today these would be black workers. At 13 percent, black unemployment now is almost double the national aver-age. But according to an analysis by Remapping Debate, a project of the Anti-Discrimination Center in New York, unemployment among young black men with no high school diploma is 51.6 percent. Unemployment among all black men and women with no high school degree is 30 percent. The Gang of 8 immigration reform proposal is a nonstarter. We must reject any reform that doesn’t make our nation freer, fairer and more secure. Star Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (


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 8 Republican women The Columbia Federated Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. at Beef OBradys in the meeing room. Come at 6 p.m. if you care to eat before the meet ing. For more information, call Betty Ramey at (386) 935-4111 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. Photo club Lake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel come. 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. 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 for mer survivor of domestic violence please call (386) 719-2702 for group location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential. Historical society The Columbia County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. Noah Lindsay will discuss Florida during the War of 1812. For more information, contact Sean McMahon at 754-4293. Native plants The Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at at Hatch Park, 403 SE Craven St. in Branford. Our guest is Terry Zinn, of the Florida Wildflowers Association. The presentation will include information about the importance of adding wildflowers to home land scapes. For more infor mation, contact president Mae Brandt at (386) 4660915 or email maebrandt@ or Carol Sullivan at (386) 364-9309 or email csullivan12@ For more information on the Florida Native Plant Society go online at April 10 Living will workshop The Wings Community Education Center of Hospice of The Nature Coast is offering a free Five Wishes Workshop at 2 p.m. The cen ter is in the Lake City Plaza on Main Boulevard. This workshop examines the easy-to-complete legal living will that spells out the medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. For additional infor mation, contact Vicki Myers (386) 755-7714 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. Newcomers meeting Lake City Newcomers and Friends Club will meet at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club on Branford Highway (State Road 247). Club members will model fashions from local stores. Lunch costs $11. Sale of 50/50 tickets will end at 11:25. For more informa tion, call Pinky Moore at 752-4552. Coalition meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc. board will meet at 9 a.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Blvd, Lake City. The Coalition administers the state and federal funding for all School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten programs for Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union coun ties. We encourage com munity participation and welcome any input. Anyone with a disability needing assistance to attend should contact Stacey DePratter at (386) 752-9770. April 11 Dinner and tour Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Inc. will host a Food for Thought Progressive Dinner and Tour from 5 to 7 p.m. at its Lake City campus, 439 SW Michigan St. Five local restaurants will provide tasty treats at different pro gram sites on the campus. Meridian board members and staff will explain its mental health and addic tion treatment programs and services. An iPad and other prizes will be raffled off. Tickets are $20, $15 for Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce members. For reserva tions, go to http://mbhci. Woodturners Club Bell Woodturners Club meets the second Thursday of the month in the Bell Community Center in Bell at 7 p.m.. Every meeting features a show and tell of members current projects. There is also a full demon stration of a wood turning project by a club member. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experi ence levels are welcome. For additional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086. United Way banquet United Way of the Suwannee Valley will hold its annual meeting and awards banquet at Florida Gateway Colleges Howard Conference Center. Social time will start at 5:30 p.m. The dinner meeting will start at 6. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required by April 4. For registration or more information, call (386) 752-5604. Garden club to meet Lake City Garden Club will meet at The Clubhouse at 257SE Hernando Ave. The program is The New Terrarium, presented by Sandra Plummer. Social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10. DAR meeting The Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 10:30 a. m., at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28 SE Allison Court (off Baya Avenue). Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 752-2903. April 12 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. 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. Father-daughter dance B & S Combs Elks Lodge 1599 will have a FatherDaughter Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center Cafe, 255 SE Coach Anders Lane. Cost is $15 per cou ple. Dress is semi-formal. For more information, call Carlos Brown at (386) 288-6235. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 5A 5AOBITS 3596 South Hwy 441 Lake City, Florida 32025 (386) 752-1954 Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. *Prices are subject to change without notice. Direct Cremation $ 1195 $ 1595 $ 4,250 Services of funeral director and sta, transfer of deceased to funeral home within 50 miles, refrigeration, cremation fee, & cardboard alternative container. *At our facility. Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Services of funeral director and sta, transfer of deceased to funeral home within 50 miles, embalming, visitation, cremation fee, & solid oak rental casket included. Memorial Service/ Gathering Traditional Cremation Mrs. Erma Louise Owens Mrs. Erma Louise Owens, 86 of Wellborn, passed away on Thurs day, April 4, 2013 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center. Mrs. Owens was born in Suwannee County and was the last living child of eight to the late Robert and Bertha Knight Hillhouse. She was a gradu ate of Wellborn High School and lifelong resident of Suwan nee County. Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her hus band and father of her children in 1956, Mr. James Earl Land. Survivors include her three sons, Roney (Frankie) Land, Lake City, Michael D. (Elaine) Land, Live Oak and Roger A. Land, Lake City; one daughter, Bar bara S. Land, Bell, FL; seven grandchildren, Kenny (Angela) Land, Lake City, Kimberly (Robert) Shaver, Lake City, Ash ley (Steve) Eddy, California, Aimee Land, Lake City, Allison Regina Lopes, Bell, Travis Rich ard Cagle, Wellborn and Greg Kish, Jacksonville; fourteen great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be con ducted on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Wellborn Baptist Church with Dr. Donald assisted by Dwight Law. Inter ment will follow at Wellborn Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10-11:00 AM, one hour prior to the ser vice at the church. Arrange ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME Lake City. 386-752-2414 Please sign the guestbook at Mrs. Ermon Thomas Spradley Mrs. Ermon Thomas Sprad ley, age 85, of Lake City, Fla. died Thursday, April 4, in the Suwannee Valley Care Cen ter, Lake City, Fla. following an extended illness. She was a life long resident of the Deep Creek community of Columbia County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, gardening owner of Spradleys Store in the Deep Creek community and a charter member of the Deep Creek Advent Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Spradley, Her parents, Stiles and Carrie Raul erson Thomas, her son, E. R. Spradley and ten siblings. She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Ronnie) Hughes and Shirley (Ronald) Riley both of Lake City, Fla.; Five sons, Shep (Kathy) Spradley, Shelton (Joan) Spradley, Joe (Tasha) Spradley, Ralph (Sandy) Spradley and of Lake City, Fla.: One sister, Eunice Davenport of Lake City, Fla.: 32 grandchildren, 67 greatgrandchildren and 38 greatgreat-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be con ducted at 3 P.M. Monday, April 8, in the Deep Creek Commu nity Center, U.S. 441 North, with Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Columbia County, Fla. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Sunday, April 7, at the Deep Creek Community Center. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter Drive One 4 UR School Rountree-Moore Ford Sales and Fleet Manager George Hudson, Jr. poses with Bob Hayhurst, who stopped by to test drive a Ford for the national Drive One 4 UR School promotion. Hayhurst said his neighbors granddaughter brought him out to the event. Ford Motor Company will donate $20 per test drive to the school organization of the customers choice.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, April 7, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS BRIEFS Vincent signs scholarship to Hunnington. VINCENT continued on 5B Tuesday Q Columbia High baseball at Arlington Country Day School, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Q Fort White High track in District 4-2A meet at Palatka High, 11 a.m. Thursday Q Columbia High baseball vs. St. Augustine High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High softball at Union County High, 6:30 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Trinity Christian Academy, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High baseball vs. Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Fort White High softball vs. Bronson High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High softball at Madison County High, 7 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball at Wakulla High, 7 p.m. GAMES FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The Fort White Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the faculty lounge at the high school. For details, e-mail INDIANS CHEERLEADING Cheer clinic begins Monday Fort White cheerleader clinic for varsity, JV and middle school is 3:45-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the gym. Tryouts are 4 p.m. Friday. For details, call Kathy DePratter at 497-5952 or e-mail depratter_k@firn. edu CHS BASEBALL Skeet shoot fundraiser set The Columbia High School Dugout Club is hosting “Shootout at Ironwood Preserve” at 1 p.m. Saturday. The fundraiser is a skeet shoot where four-man teams will compete in the 5-stand and wobble courses. There will be prizes awarded and a meal following the shoot. Cost is $300 per team and all proceeds benefit the CHS baseball programs. There are a limited number of team spots available. Call Troy Register at 397-5353 to register a team. GOLF Branford Boster Club tourney The Branford High Booster Club has a golf tournament fundraiser at Quail Heights Country Club on April 27. Format is three-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $50 per person includes golf, lunch and door prizes. Hole sponsorships are $100 and team/hole sponsorships are $250. For details, call Rob Cassube at 623-3833 or Lynda Lynch at (386) 984-6311.Q From staff reports Footsteps followed JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High School soccer player Jaime Vincent sig ned to Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., at the CHS a uditorium on Friday. Pictured are Vincent’s nephew, Lincoln Schwar tz (from left); sisters, Phalon Schwartz and Ashtyn Vincent; C HS head coach Ashley Griseck and assistant coach Scott Bus by; Vincent; and her mother, Ashley Beckman. ‘I’m very exc ited and blessed,’ Jaime Vincent said. ‘I’m happy to have this opp ortunity to play college soccer.’ By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comIt was a dream come true for Columbia High soccer player Jamie Vincent as she signed a soccer scholar-ship to play at Hunnington College in Alabama on Friday. Vincent, a soccer player since she was 5-years-old, will follow in her coach’s footsteps by attending Hunnington. “The cool thing is that’s where I went to play,” Columbia head coach Ashley Griseck said. “I’ve coached her since she was a freshman so this is bit-tersweet for me. As a coach, it’s my job to prepare them to play at the next level, and for her to play where I went to play is great.” But what makes Vincent a next-level player? Vincent certainly has plenty of acco-lades. She scored six goals and had 10 assists for the Lady Tigers last year and was a three-year starter Lady Tigers take Doc4Life tournamentBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWith only a week remaining until the district tourna-ment, the Columbia High softball team wanted to be playing it’s best ball at this time of the year. Mission accomplished. The Lady Tigers swept through the competition to win the 8th Annual Doc4Life Varsity Showdown in Ocala on Saturday. The Lady Tigers defeated Hernando (15-2), North Marion (5-3), Ponte Vedra (2-1) and Naples (7-6) high schools in order to claim the title. “We played five games in three days and we were out of gas in the championship, but the girls leaned on each other for the win,” Columbia head coach Jimmy Williams said. “We used all we had to get the 2-1 win over Ponte Vedra to reach the champi-onship.” The Lady Tigers started off the tournament with rel-ative ease as they squashed Hernando 15-2 behind a hit-ting clinic. Brandy Morgan, Brittany Columbia High wins four games to win bracket. COURTESY PHOTOColumbia High’s softball team celebrates after defeating Na ples High in the championship game of the 8th Annual Doc4Life Varsity Showdown in Ocal a on Saturday. The Lady Tigers went 4-0 over a two-day period to win the championship. CHS continued on 2B ASSOCIATED PRESSLouisville’s Luke Hancock (11) and Louisville’s Tim Henderson reacts to play against Wichita State during the second half of the Final Four game Saturday in Atlanta. No shock, Louisville and Michigan advance to final By CHARLES ODUMAssociated PressATLANTA — Kevin Ware couldn’t stay seated for this one. As he watched the way Louisville’s backups came through to fill the void fol-lowing his season-ending injury last week, Ware just had to stand and cheer. He even managed to pull him-self up to the elevated court and join a late timeout dur-ing Saturday’s Final Four semifinal against Wichita State. “I wasn’t thinking,” Ware said. “I was just trying to get in the huddle to get around the team. I was just telling the guys (that) defense is going to win this game.” It helped that their leader off the bench, Luke Hancock, scored 20 points and another backup, Tim Henderson, added two 3-pointers. Ware, who only six days ago had surgery to repair a gruesome compound frac-ture in his right leg, was on crutches as he followed his teammates onto the court. He remained seated for most of the game as Louisville trailed the Shockers. Louisville was behind 4735 midway through the sec-ond half. Ware clapped and cheered as the Cardinals rallied, finally taking the lead with 6:30 remaining on a 3-pointer by Hancock. Then, with the game tied 58-all with about 5 min-utes to go, Ware stood and clapped and remained on his feet until the Cardinals took a 60-58 lead. Putting his weight on his good left leg, the sophomore guard stood again, using the ele-vated court for support, in the closing minutes of Louisville’s 72-68 win. “The bench won the game for us tonight,” said Louisville coach Rick Pitino. “Unbelievable display.”Michigan 61, Syracuse 56Don’t call these guys the Fab Five. Michigan’s latest group of young stars is determined to leave its own legacy. Attacking Syracuse’s suffocating zone defense in the first half with 3-pointers, crisp passing and a fearless attitude, the Wolverines advanced to the national championship game with a 61-56 victory over the Orange in the Final Four on Saturday night. Cardinals, Wolverines to meet on Monday.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP Gas Booster 500, at Martinsville, Va. 2 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, Indy Lights, Legacy Indy Lights 100, at Birmingham, Ala. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Alabama, at Birmingham, Ala. 11 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Nationals, at Las Vegas (same-day tape) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Marshall at Houston 3 p.m. ESPN — Baylor at Oklahoma CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Paris-Roubaix, Compiegne to Roubaix, France GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, final round, at San Antonio 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, final round, at San Antonio 5 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, final round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS — Detroit at N.Y. Yankees 2 p.m. WGN — Seattle at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN2 — L.A. Angels at Texas MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division II tournament, championship, Metro State vs. Drury, at Atlanta MOTORSPORTS 3 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Doha, Qatar 11 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — New York at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ABC — L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — St. Louis at Detroit 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — New Jersey at Buffalo RODEO 1 p.m. CBS — PBR, Stanley Make Something Great Invitational, at Billings, Mont. (previous and same-day tape) SOCCER 5 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Chicago TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA, Family Circle Cup, championship match, at Charleston, S.C. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, national semifinal, Louisville vs. California, at New Orleans 8:30 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, national semifinal, UConn vs. Notre Dame, at New Orleans ——— Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:10 p.m. WGN — Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 4 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Cincinnati at St. Louis or N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland 7 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 9 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, championship, Michigan/Syracuse winner vs. Louisville/Wichita St. winner, at Atlanta SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — Premier League, Manchester City at Manchester UnitedBASKETBALLNCAA Final Four National Semifinals Saturday Louisville 72, Wichita State 68Michigan vs. Syracuse (n) National Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. NIT Championship Baylor 74, Iowa 54 Women’s Final Four At New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans National Semifinals Today Louisville (28-8) vs. California (32-3), 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame (35-1) vs. Connecticut (33-4), 8:30 p.m. National Championship Tuesday Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m. NBA schedule Today’s Games New York at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m.L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.Memphis at Sacramento, 6 p.m.Washington at Boston, 6 p.m.Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m.Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Utah at Golden State, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 3 1 .750 —Boston 3 2 .600 12 Tampa Bay 2 2 .500 1 Toronto 2 3 .400 1 12 New York 1 4 .200 2 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 3 2 .600 —Detroit 3 2 .600 — Cleveland 2 2 .500 12 Kansas City 2 2 .500 12 Minnesota 2 2 .500 12 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 3 2 .600 — Texas 3 2 .600 — Seattle 3 3 .500 12 Los Angeles 2 3 .400 1 Houston 1 3 .250 1 12 Saturday’s Games Toronto 5, Boston 0Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 3L.A. Angels 8, Texas 4Detroit 8, N.Y. Yankees 4Kansas City at Philadelphia (n)Minnesota at Baltimore (n)Cleveland at Tampa Bay (n)Oakland at Houston (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1) at Detroit (Verlander 1-0), 1:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 1-0) at Toronto (Dickey 0-1), 1:07 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Minnesota (P.Hernandez 0-0) at Baltimore (Hammel 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 1-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 0-1) at Houston (Harrell 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 1-0), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Baltimore (W.Chen 0-0) at Boston (Buchholz 1-0), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-1) at Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Undecided) at Kansas City (E.Santana 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0) at Texas (Ogando 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Humber 0-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 0-1), 10:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 4 1 .800 —Atlanta 3 1 .750 12 New York 3 2 .600 1 Philadelphia 1 3 .250 2 12 Miami 1 4 .200 3 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 3 2 .600 — Chicago 2 2 .500 12 St. Louis 2 3 .400 1 Milwaukee 1 3 .250 1 12 Pittsburgh 1 3 .250 1 12 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 3 1 .750 — Colorado 3 1 .750 — San Francisco 3 2 .600 12 Los Angeles 2 2 .500 1 San Diego 1 3 .250 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 3Washington 7, Cincinnati 6, 11 inningsSt. Louis 6, San Francisco 3Kansas City at Philadelphia (n)Arizona at Milwaukee (n)Chicago Cubs at Atlanta (n)San Diego at Colorado (n)Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers (n) Today’s Games Miami (Fernandez 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Laffey 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-0) at Atlanta (Hudson 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (Kennedy 1-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 0-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 0-1), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 0-1) at Colorado (Chacin 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Milwaukee (Estrada 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 0-0) at St. Louis (Garcia 1-0), 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 1-0) at Philadelphia (Halladay 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 1-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 1-0) at Arizona (Cahill 0-1), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-0), 10:15 p.m. AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP STP GAS BOOSTER 500 Site: Martinsville, Va.Schedule: Today, race, 1 p.m. (FOX, 12:30-5 p.m.). Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles). Race distance: 263 miles, 500 laps. GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA Site: Birmingham, Ala.Schedule: Today, race, 3 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 3-6 p.m.). Track: Barber Motorsports Park (road course, 2.38 miles). Race distance: 214.2, 90 laps. SUMMITRACING.COM NHRA NATIONALS Site: Las Vegas.Schedule: Today, final eliminations (ESPN2, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.). Track: The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.STP Gas Booster lineup At Martinsville SpeedwayRidgeway, Va. Friday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 98.4. 2. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.364.3. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 98.287.4. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 98.272.5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.185.6. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 98.185.7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.078.8. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 98.017.9. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 97.962.10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 97.962. 11. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 97.947.12. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 97.941. 13. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 97.85. 14. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 97.78. 15. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.719.16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 97.643. 17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 97.613. 18. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 97.513. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 97.458. 20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 97.442. 21. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 97.432. 22. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.417.23. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 97.382.24. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 97.297. 25. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 97.247.26. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 97.217. 27. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 97.177. 28. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 97.048.29. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 96.993. 30. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 96.949.31. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 96.904. 32. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 96.899. 33. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 96.879. 34. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 96.83.35. (11) Mark Martin, Toyota, 96.755.36. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 96.676.37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 96.543.HOCKEYNHL schedule Today’s Game St. Louis at Detroit, 12:30 p.m.Dallas at San Jose, 4 p.m.Ottawa at Florida, 6 p.m.Minnesota at Columbus, 6 p.m.Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m.Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m.New Jersey at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.Los Angeles at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m.N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m.Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS ATTENTIONCOLUMBIACOUNTYRESIDENTS… Aerosol Cans Antifreeze BatteriesComputers CorrosivesDiesel/Transmission FluidEmergency FlaresFertilizers Fluorescent LampsGasoline Household Cleaners Household ElectronicsInsecticidesMedicationsOil FiltersPaint & Paint Products Paint Thinners Pesticides Photographic Solutions PoisonsPool ChemicalsPropane TanksTelevisions Used Oil •If a container leaks, pack it in a larger containe r with an absorbent material such as cat litter or oil absorb ent. •Do not mix different or unknown materials together •Containers MUST be labeled. •If you cannot identify the contents then label it unknown. •Pack the containers in boxes with dividers. •Explosives such as ammunition, dynamite and blasting agents. •Reactives such as crystallized ethers, picric acid and sodium and phosphorus metals. •Radioactive or infectious wastes.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Columbia County Commission are sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of these Household Hazardous Wastes.Saturday, April 13thColumbia County Fairgrounds, 9am-3pm CALL PAM DAVISAT386-752-6050FORMOREINFORMATION. N US 90 247 I-75 FAIRGROUNDS MARYETHEL LANE TIM KIRBY/Lake City ReporterLions Club golf tournamentThe Lake City Lions Club’s annual golf tournament was Sa turday at The Country Club at Lake City. Members who helped with the event are (front ro w, from left) Vice-President Wade Reynolds, Tail Twister Charles Snipes, Past Presid ent George Revoir, Dawn Lydick, Secretary Tim Carson and President Trevor Bradbourne. Back row (from left) are Lion Tamer Billy Dow, Dave Mrvica, Curt Burlingame, Keith Blackie a nd Ron Anderson. Morgan, Caliegh McCauley, Kayli Kvistad, Lauren Eaker and Tatum Morgan all had two hits. Brandy Morgan also homered in the contest, while Brittany Morgan scored three times. Ashley Shoup pitched five innings, struck out six batters and allowed four hits. The Lady Tigers scored all five of their runs in a 5-3 win over North Marion in the fourth inning. Kvistad had two hits in the contest to lead the team. Hollianne Dohrn and Keeley Murray each had one with Murray’s being a home run. Erin Anderson picked up the win with six innings pitched, two hits and one strikeout. Columbia only managed one hit against Ponte Vedra, but it came at the right time. Kvistad hit a home run with Lacey King on base after King reached on a walk earlier in the first inning to give Columbia a 2-0 lead. Anderson did the rest for the Lady Tigers as she went six innings, allowed five hits and struck out three batters. “It was definitely the best defensive game we’ve played all season,” Williams said. “During the tourna-ment, we played to the level of our competition, but we stepped up big time defensively in that one.” With the championship game tied, 3-3, in the fifth inning, Columbia scored four runs capped by Murray’s second home run of the tournament to take a 7-3 lead against Naples. The Lady Tigers never looked back in the win. Shoup picked up the win after going 6 23 innings with two strikeouts. Anderson closed the game out for Columbia. At the plate, Kvistad continued to have a strong tournament with three hits in the contest and scored two runs. Brittany Morgan and Dohrn also had two hits in the contest. Brittany Morgan scored two runs, Brandy Morgan scored a run and King scored a run. “This was a good win for our program,” Williams said. “We played some good quality teams. We won ugly in some games, but good teams find ways to win ugly. I’m proud of our effort. Everyone put some-thing forward into winning this tournament.” Columbia host Senior Night on Thursday against Trinity Christian at 7 p.m. CHS: Claims tournament title Continued From Page 1B


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 3B3BSPORTS Softball season enters final week BRANDON FINLEY/Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Lacey King is safe at second base after stealing against P.K. Yonge on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Ashley Chesney looks to tag a Suwannee runner on a play at second base. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High players cheer from the dugout in a game earlier this week. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High pitcher Morgan Cushman winds up during a game against Suwannee High on Tuesday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Brittany Morgan lays down a bunt. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High softball players group together to celebra te an out earlier this week.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04204BSports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida linebacker Michael Taylor trips up running ba ck Trey Burton (8) during the Gators’ Orange and Blue Debut. Orange and Blue Debut JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida’s Marcus Roberson reaches out to catch a ball o ne-handed during a drill Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFormer Florida player Keiwan Ratliff catches a touchdown pass during an alumni flag football game held before the 2013 Orange & Blue Debuton Saturda y. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida quarterback Jeff Driskel attempts a pass in the Or ange and Blue Debut. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterValdez Showers attempts to tackle Ryan Parrish during the 2013 Orange & Blue Debut on Saturday.


WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 New Shipment Sandals Mens Womens Children New Arrivals Be sure & visit the Sales Rack Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 5B 5BSports 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL (Next to Courthouse) VINCENT: Signs with Hunnington Continued From Page 1B for Columbia. Over her career shes won academic awards, been named the Most Versatile Player and was named the Offensive MVP. She plays the game with a lot of passion and shes always aggressive on the field, Griseck said. She demands everyone to raise their level of play. Every time she steps on the field, its with such determina tion. Vincent believes that its not only her attitude, but its also in her blood. Its something my whole family does, Vincent said. But what makes me spe cial is Im a team player. Vincent, along with Keeley Murray, each signed soccer scholarships to play in college. Griseck believes this will be a good sign for future Lady Tigers teams to know that hard work can put Columbia players on scholarship. I think we set the bar, Vincent said. We showed them that you have to try your hardest. Hopefully were someone that they can look up to and follow in our footsteps. Vincent and Murray will play at opposing schools and even meet each other next season. Murray plays in the goal, so Vincent could have an opportunity to score on her former team mate. Weve played together since middle school and were very close, Vincent said. Its going to be a friendly competition, but Im going to have to break out some new things since she knows all my moves. Vincent said her goal is to go in and make an impression on and off the field early. Ive already decided that Im going into the occu pational therapist field, so Ill be going for four years plus two more for graduate school, Vincent said. On the field, I just want to show my strength and that Im not scared to play. Im out to prove myself. Shes already proved herself to everyone thats seen her play at this level, but Vincent knows that its not without the support shes received over the years. I just want to thank my family, Vincent said. I especially want to thank my Dad, James, who passed, and my mom, Ashley. They gave such support. My friends, teammates and coaches were always there for me. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Members of the Columbia High School soccer team hug Jaime Vincent after Vincent signed to Huntingdon College on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Mallorie Godbey (16) records an out at first base during a game against Suwannee High on Tuesday. Fort White foe caps off perfect district run By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE Bradford Highs softball team polished off a perfect District 5-4A regular sea son with an 11-0 win at Fort White High on Friday. In nailing down the No. 1 seed for the district tour nament, the Tornadoes improved to 20-2 overall and 10-0 in district play. Fort White, which will host the district tourna ment, fell to 3-14 overall and 2-8 in league play. The Lady Indians Thursday game at Dixie County High was canceled because of the weather threat. Fort White managed four hits against Bradford ace Ashton Adkins (19-1) singles by Alya Gonzalez, Ashley Chesney, Emily Roach and Shea Chesney. Kayla Redwine was hit by a pitch and courtesy runner Caitlyn Bruce got as far as third base. Adkins did not walk a batter and struck out 11 in the five-inning game. The Tornadoes jumped out early. Taylor Cruce hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Jordan Davis added an RBI-triple and scored on a throwing error on the play. Bradford added three runs in the second inning and three more in the fifth. Lead-off hitter Jaci Atkinson was 4-for-4 with a two-run triple in the fifth inning, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Cruce added a single and another RBI to her dinger. Adkins helped herself with a two-run single in the sec ond inning. Fort White plays Union County High at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Lake Butler. Fort White baseball Fort Whites Robby Howell pitched the Indians to a 5-1 district win at Keystone Heights High on Thursday. Howell went all seven innings with three hits, five walks and 11 strikeouts. The run in the third inning was earned. The Indians had a 2-0 cushion by the third inning and added insurance with a run in the sixth inning and two in the seventh. Kody Moniz had two hits and scored two runs. Kevin Dupree had a hit and drove in two runs. Rhett Willis had a hit and an RBI. Brady Wilkinson scored a run and had two RBIs. Corey Pentolino and Jason Brock scored runs. Fort White (11-7, 7-2) hosts Santa Fe High at 7 p.m. Thursday.


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04206BSPORTS 164 NW Madison Street Historic Downtown Lake City, FL 32055 386.758.1811 (option 1) You’re closer than ever to nationally ranked health care for your child.The same world-class pediatric specialists with Wolfson Children’s Hospital are now in Columbia County. To nd out about all the services at Wolfson Children’s Specialty Center, call a patient care coordinator at 386.758.1811 (option 1). OUTPATIENT CARE IN FIVE SPECIALTIES:Rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Cardiology services including EKG testing, echocardiograms and more.Hematology and oncology including sickle cell anemia. Asthma and allergy testing, evaluations and treatments. Urology conditions including kidney and bladder disorders. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida’s Marcus Maye fails to stop Trey Burton from maki ng a catch on Saturday. Different feel for Gators’ Debut O ver the past few years fans have complained about the access they’ve received to Florida football practices. On Saturday, they had unlimited access as this year’s version of the Orange and Blue Debut turned into a glorified practice. Announced earlier this week, the Gator fans in attendance were able to see board drills, gunner drills, 7-on-7 drills and individual work. While this weekend used to mark a live game featuring split squads, the Gators offered something different this year. For some, it might have been a fresh breath from these so-called games of the past. Florida head coach Will Muschamp took time to explain what was going on in each drill and explained what the coaching staff was looking for. It offered insight for fans that don’t usually get to see what goes into building the product they see on Saturday. The good thing about practicing this way instead of having a split-squad contest is that fans were able to see what it was like when good players were going against good players. There were no touchdowns scored on go routes against under six-foot corners that walked on to the program only weeks earlier. Florida was showing a physical, tough practice made up of the elite players the Gators have recruited over the recent years. From the looks of the practice, not much has changed from last year’s team. The defense will continue to be the strength next year, and the secondary looked exceptionally strong in all drills including the 11-on-11 work. On the down side of this, Florida’s receivers looked to be overmatched much like they were last season. This is something fans have been clamoring for all offseason. Florida simply has to have a much more dynamic passing game in 2013. It’s a good thing there’s still time for that work to develop these players. As far as new players making an impression, Kelvin Taylor would take that honor after putting together good run after good run including an eight-yard touchdown during 11-on-11 drills late in the practice. Taylor was cut from a good cloth with his father starring at Florida from 1994-97, and if Kelvin can be anything like his father, Fred, he’ll be just fine. Early indications is he’s got the same kind of talent. FROM THE SIDELINE Brandon FinleyPhone: (386) Q Brandon Finley covers sports for the Lake City Reporter .Florida’s offense centers around RB Matt JonesBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE — Matt Jones took the opening handoff, found a hole and nearly picked up a first down. Then he headed to the sideline. For good. The running back was so impressive during Florida’s spring practice that coach Will Muschamp decided to give him a small work-load in Saturday’s spring game, which resembled a routine practice because of injuries. “It’s the best we could do given the circumstances,” Muschamp said. “Would I have liked to have lined up and had a live game and had 120 snaps? Sure, that would have been good. But with that being said, I thought it was a very pro-ductive day and you look at the situational work as far as moving the ball, com-ing out, red-zone work, one-minute.” The Gators had six 11on-11 scrimmage periods, with everyone in the rela-tively spare crowd watch-ing an offense that has mostly struggled during Muschamp’s two seasons in Gainesville. Florida ranked 103rd in the nation in total offense in 2012, up two spots from the previous year. Many of the Florida faithful wanted to see whether junior quarterback Jeff Driskel would make any passing improvements, whether the offense would find any big-play receiv-ers and whether the patchwork offensive line would offer more solid pro-tection. The answers will have to wait for Florida’s Aug. 31 opener against Toledo. Instead, this is what the Gators know for sure before the season: Jones will be the offensive centerpiece in 2013. “He’s a physical runner,” Muschamp said. “He understands our protection. He’s got great hands in the throwing game. There’s no question he is an all-around back. He can do everything for us, and he’s shown it to us for 14 straight prac-tices.” He pretty much got to rest during the 15th and final one. Without him, the offense looked fairly pedestrian. The Gators managed two touchdowns on a perfect spring day in Gainesville. Walk-on running back Mark Herndon scored on a 4-yard run, and fresh-man Kelvin Taylor, the son of former NFL star Fred Taylor, scampered in from 7 yards out. Driskel completed 9 of 20 passes for 70 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran five times for 28 yards, but those don’t include nega-tive sack yardage since he was wearing a red, non-con-tact jersey. Driskel had reasons for the mediocre numbers. The Gators played without two starters on the offensive line and had nearly as many injuries at receiver. Guards Jon Halapio (knee) and Max Garcia (back) sat out most of the drills, while receivers Latroy Pittman (undisclosed injury in prac-tice Friday), Demarcus Robinson (ankle), Solomon Patton (arm) and Quinton Dunbar (shoulder) were limited.


1CBIZ FRONT ON BUSINESS Jerry Osteryoung (850) 644-3372 The Four Rules of Life: 1. Show Up 2. Pay Attention 3.Tell the Truth 4. Dont be upset at the results. Joan Borysenko P ersonal cell phone use is one of those issues that you must address both operationally and in your employee hand book. It is important you establish a cell phone policy that provides guidelines for use of employee-owned or personal cell phones. Let me start by saying there are so many differ ent policies on cell phone use, and none is optimal for every business. Some businesses just cannot have employees answering their personal cell phones if they are working (medical staff who are seeing patients, for example); whereas other businesses must allow their staff to use their personal cell phones (as in cases where staff is called at home to do service work). That said, every firm must determine a cell phone use policy that works for their business and is predicated on its staff, mis sion and layout. One firm I was working with had a policy that pro hibited personal cell phones in the building, and all staff had to keep their cell phones locked up in their cars. They could check on them only during breaks and at lunch. To me, this is an onerous policy. For one thing, there are times when emergen cies happen and you must allow your staff to answer their calls. Secondly, if a policy is too tough or unre alistic, staff is going to find ways around it no matter the consequences. Another firm has a policy that allows employees to keep their phones on vibrate if they are expecting an emergency call, so long as they have their manag ers approval. Otherwise, personal cell phones must be turned off. The problem with this policy is that, by definition, emergencies are rarely planned. Many firms argue that personal cell phone use is not necessary as employ ees are accessible through the companys existing telephone system. This may be true, but it can be a very slow way to reach an employee in the event of an emergency. Use of personal cell phones is one of those gray areas where you want your staff to feel respected, but you do not want them to take advantage of the sys tem and use company time to respond to non-emer gency, personal calls. Separating personal from business is even more dif Cell phone policy difficult Lake City Reporter 1CBIZ FRONT Week of April 7-13, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Blue A new generation of plans for your generation. Call today to attend a Medicare seminar near you. Parks Johnson Agency Gwen Parrish 4498 W. US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055 386-755-7275 9 a.m. 5 p.m. ET, Mon. Fri. to speak with a licensed agent. Lifestyle Enrichment Center 628 SE Allison Court, Lake City, FL 32025 4/16 5:30 p.m. 5/21 5:30 p.m. Parks Johnson Agency 4498 W. 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When we get to Teen Town, a Special Olympics athlete will speak about what the Special Olympics means to them, said Sarah Wheeler, Columbia County Special Olympics Torch Run law enforcement coordinator. Someone from the Columbia County School District will speak and someone from the law enforcement community will speak about what Special Olympics means to law enforce ment. Law enforcement agencies slated to participate in the event include the Columbia County Sheriffs Office, Florida Highway Patrol and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, state Department of Corrections, Lake City Police Department and the Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement. An estimated 200 local law enforcement officers and about 50 local Special Olympians from Columbia High School, Fort White High School and Richardson Middle School are scheduled to take part. The torch is scheduled to travel through all of Floridas 67 coun ties. This years torch run started March 28 in Walton County and is scheduled to conclude in MiamiDade County on April 26. It then will be taken to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista where the Special Olympics Summer Games will take place. The first Special Olympics Torch Run was held locally in 1984. The mission of the law enforcement torch run for Special Olympics is to increase aware ness and raise funds for the Special Olympics, Wheeler said. Each year the torch run gets big ger and bigger. COURTESY PHOTO Sarah Wheeler, Columbia County Special Olympics Torch Run co-chairman, holds the Special Olympics Flame of Hope Torch, as she stands with Yvette Bal, Columbia County Sheriffs Office detective administrative assistant and deputy Sgt. Keith Jackson, who is serving as the events other co-chairman. The Columbia County Special Olympics Torch Run will take place 10 a.m. Thursday through downtown Lake City. Law enforcement personnel to join Special Olympians. Hiring report discouraging for economy By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slow down may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring. The Labor Department said Friday that the unem ployment rate dipped to 7.6 percent, the lowest in four years, from 7.7 percent. But the rate fell only because more people stopped look ing for work. People who are out of work are no lon ger counted as unemployed once they stop looking for a job. The percentage of work ing-age adults Americans with a job or looking for one fell to 63.3 percent in March, the lowest such fig ure in nearly 34 years. Stocks plummeted after the report but narrowed their losses later in the day. Marchs job gain was less than half the average of 196,000 jobs in the previ ous six months. The gov ernment said hiring was even stronger in January and February than previ ously estimated. January job growth was revised up from 119,000 to 148,000. February was revised from 236,000 to 268,000. Several industries cut back sharply on hiring. Retailers cut 24,000 jobs in March after averaging 32,000 in the previous three months. Manufacturers cut 3,000 jobs after add ing 19,000 in February. Financial services shed 2,000. Some economists said retailers might have held back on hiring because March was colder than nor mal. That likely meant that Americans bought fewer spring clothes and less gar den equipment. Clothing stores shed 15,000 jobs, and building material and garden supply stores shed 10,000. In March, average hourly pay rose a penny, the small est gain in five months. Average pay is just 1.8 percent higher than a year earlier, trailing the pace of inflation, which rose 2 per cent in the past 12 months. This is not a good report through and through, Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist at brokerage firm BTIG, said in a note to cli ents. The Labor Department uses a survey of mostly large businesses and gov ernment agencies to deter mine how many jobs are added or lost each month. Thats the survey that pro duced the gain of 88,000 jobs for March. The government uses a separate survey of house holds to calculate the unem ployment rate. This survey found that the number of people either working or looking for work fell by BUSINESS continued on 2C HIRING continued on 2C


ficult where company cell phones are used. When employees are given use of company cell phones, there just is no way to stop personal calls from happening, but you want to limit them as much as possible. I think the most important thing when dealing with an issue like this is treating your staff as pro-fessionals. Clearly articu-late what is accepted prac-tice, expect them to act in a professional manner and then enforce the rules as necessary. The bottom line is that you must set up a cell phone policy that sup-ports your company and its mission. Where driving while using a cell phone is concerned, businesses must have a very clear policy, whether it relates to personal cell phones or company-issued ones. Distracted driving, or caus-ing an accident while on a cell phone, just should not be tolerated. Even hands-free devices should be prohibited. Overall, this is such a tough policy to regulate and police. It is also a sensitive topic for younger workers, so you really have to proceed very slowly and carefully. Now go out and make sure you have a cell phone policy clearly mapped out for your company. 2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2013 2CBIZ/MOTLEY Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting The Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Columbia County Health Department have come together to form a partnership in order to create a tobacco free community. T he partnership focuses on policies that effect our youth. In the New Year, we would like to focus on multi-unit housing cessation programs and promote the various tobacco cessation programs availabl e to our community. We invite all community members, service workers, and school aged yout h to attend the upcoming meeting to discuss tobacco-related issues in our county.Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting&HQWUDO6FKRRO%RDUG2IFH5RRP7KXUVGD\$SULO:HVW'XYDO6WUHHW/DNH&LW\)/7LPHSPAll partnership meetings are open to the public. For more information on how to make a difference in your community through your local Tobacco Free Partnership, please contact:Lauren PinchouckColumbia County Health DepartmentRU/DXUHQB3LQFKRXFN#GRKVWDWHXV From staff reportsRountree-Moore Toyota of Lake City has received the President’s Award for 2012 from Toyota Motor Sales. Each year, Toyota Motor Sales recognizes its finest dealerships with the pres-tigious President’s Award. It is one of the highest honors a dealership can receive from Toyota, and is only awarded to those dealerships that have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining Toyota’s high standards for customer sat-isfaction. One of Toyota’s primary goals is to emphasize the ownership experience. “We want to help ensure that our customers are satis-fied not only at the time of purchase but as long s they own their vehicles,” accord-ing to a company spokes-person. “Offering top qual-ity cars and trucks is, of course, the first step — but only the beginning. Toyota dealerships strive to match the quality of our products with the finest service in the industry. Rountree-Moore Toyota is committed to continuing the excellence of service it offers to its cus-tomers.” In order to qualify as a President’s Award winner, a dealership must excel in each of a series of categories, including Customer Sales Satisfaction and Customer Service Satisfaction. Q FSU Finance Professor Dr. Jerry Osteryoung is Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business. BUSINESS: Make a cell phone policy Continued From Page 1C From staff reportsJeff Mosley, RountreeMoore Chevrolet Cadillac sales manager, earned GM’s prestigious Mark of Excellence Award for 2012. Jeff’s dedication to exceed-ing Customer Satisfaction expectations and meeting training requirements, while also increasing retail sales has earned Mosley the distinction of excellence in the Mark of Excellence 2012 pro-gram. This award is only given to the fin-est profes-sionals in the industry and recognizes the best of the best. “I am honored to have received this award,” Mosley said. “I strongly believe that the digital age has also had an impact on the dealership’s success. Consumers take advantage of the wealth of information on the Internet.” Bryan Blair, general sales manager for the store said, “Jeff deserves this award. He is a role model for employees of RountreeMoore and is committed to creating a first class experi-ence and serving his cus-tomers with the dedication they deserve.” Rountree-Moore Toyota earns President’s AwardJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterRountree-Moore Toyota staff members pose for a group sho t after earning the 2012 President’s Award from Toyota Motor Sales. The company pr eviously won the President’s Award in 2005.Sales manager receives GM award Mosley HIRING: Report has discouraging news Continued From Page 1Cnearly 500,000. It was the sharpest such drop since December 2010. And the number of Americans who said they were employed dropped nearly 210,000. The percentage of working-age adults in the labor force is a figure that economists call the par-ticipation rate. At 63.3 per-cent, it’s the lowest since 1979. Normally during an economic recovery, an expanding economy lures job seekers back into the labor market. This time, many have stayed on the sidelines, and more have joined them. Longer-term trends have helped keep the participation rate down. The share of men 20 and older in the labor force has dropped as manufacturing has shrunk.


LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, APRIL7, 2013 3C Classified Department: 755-5440 Now accepting applications for highly motivatedSales Consultantsto join our successful team. To apply for this rewarding job call Steven Jones: 386-623-3526 or apply in person at 2588 US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL Now seeking a Customer Care Coordinatorto assist with enhancing buyers experience. This opportunity is perfect for those who have a passion for customer service and satisfaction. If you think you are a candidate for this position, email to: or apply in person at 2588 US Hwy 90 W, Lake City, FL 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 LegalPUBLIC NOTICEON REQUESTFOR LETTERS OF INTERESTLOI-014-2013The City of Lake City, Florida is accepting letters of interest to deter-mine whether there are parties inter-ested in leasing a parcel of land and building at 764 SWKuhn Road, Lake City, Florida, parcel #08040-000. The parcel and building formerly operated as the Recreation Department Business Office.Additional information may be obtained on the City website at or at Contact the Procurement Department at (386) 719-5816 or (386) 719-5818 for more information.05537859March 17, 24, 31, 2013April 7, 2013 NOTICE TOPATIENTS OFPHILRHIDDLEHOOVER, M.D Effective April 30, 2013, Dr. Phil Rhiddlehoover is retiring from the practice of medicine. Medical re-cords for patients of Dr. Rhiddleho-over can be obtained by contacting The Orthopaedic Institute at 4500 Newberry Road, Gainesville Florida, 32607, or calling 352-336-6000.05537965March 31, 2013April 7, 14, 21, 2013 020Lost & Found LOSTGolden Retriever & German Shepherd, on April 3rd near Noegel Road & US 90 W, REWARD, Call 352-745-8267 Missing male Blue Heeler, In the Lona Loop area, care needed. No collar, no chip. Contact 386-590-1147 100Job Opportunities05536389FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY For individual seeking long term employment. Must be self motivated, team player and flexible with work days including holidays and weekends. Handyman/SecurityComfort Suites Lake City Position hours are 6pm-4am with excellent work environment. This full/part time position offers industry standards. Hotel experience preferred but not required. Apply in person at comfort suites, lake city 3690 WUS. Hwy 90. US 90 & I-75 exit 427 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 05538103HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake City’s only full service hotel has the following Part Time positions available : Room Attendant Guest Service Agent Security Officer(Fri & Sat 11p-7a) Related experience preferred Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. 05538210On call Prep Cook Needed for 90 bed nursing facility. Experienced preferred. Please apply Baya Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 587 SE Ermine Ave, Lake City, FL32025. EOE/DFWP 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 Customer Service/Telephone Sales business to business. Auto Parts Apply in person. 385 SWArlington Blvd, LC BPA Driver/Warehouse Need good MVR. Apply in person. 385 SWArlington Blvd, LC., BPA Drivers Tractor/Trailer Flatbed drivers to run FL/GA/SC. Req: Class ACDL, 3 yrs current T/T exp. good MVR, Drug screen (DOT& hair). Call Atlantic Truck Lines at 904.353.4723 Experienced breakfast Grill Cook. Days only. For more information call 386-867-4242 or 386-965-7261 Experienced Lube Tech Needed Apply at Rountree-Moore Ford 2588 W. US Hwy 90 Lake City, FL32055 See: Jimbo Pegnetter. FTHelp Needed, General Maintenance, yard work, driving etc. Good references & clean driving record. Email Bryant @ 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 100Job OpportunitiesIndustrial Construction Estimator Top 50 ENR Construction Company seeking Industrial Estimator, full time position located in the Lake City, FLarea. Minimum 10 years Industrial Construction experience estimating in all disciplines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail oriented and self motivating, proficient in Microsoft Office, Projects, P6 and Timberline. This position requires professional interface with our clients, subcontractors and vendors on a daily basis. Background Check, EEOP, Drug Free Workplace, EOE, M/F, H/VPlease fax resume to: 904-714-0008 or E-Mail: Mechanic needed with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 OTR CDLDriver 2 yrs Reefer & LTL. Clean MVR a must. Call 386-963-3153 Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-ACDLFlatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. CALL: 888-880-5916 Revenue Specialist II position Florida Department of Revenue General Tax Administration Located in Alachua, Florida Apply at People First website The State of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. StarTech Computer Center Now hiring Exp Techs. Send resume to: 120Medical Employment05537976Temporary Certified Dental Assistant position, starting in June for approx 3 mths. Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays. Fax resume to 386-752-8601. 05538051Advent Christian VillageCurrent JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 orvisit 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Be your BEST, Among the BEST! Pharmacy Technician FTto work in a retail setting; FL pharm tech certification, PC proficiency, insurance billing, & retail sales experience required; must be personable with excellent communication & customer service skills; valid FLDLmay be required Physician / Medical Director FTinternal medicine or family practice to lead team of skilled medical staff in providing primary care to residents in independent living setting, assisted living & skilled nursing center, staff, and surrounding community. Outpatient facility is state of the art with geriatricfriendsly EHR (certified for Meaningful Use). Includes opportunity for faculty responsibility with nearby Colleges of Medicine (FSU & UF). Must have clear license to practice in FL& be eligible for insurance billing. FTpositions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to onsite day care and fitness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug Free Workplace/Criminal background checks required. 05538113RN UNITMANAGER Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the following position: Full Time RN Unit Manager Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE 05538211RN/Unit Supervisor Full time permanent position 11-7 shift Please apply Baya Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 587 SE Ermine Ave., Lake City, FL32025. EOE/DFWP 120Medical EmploymentCaregiverNeeded for individual in wheelchair. P/Tor live-in. Private room/bath. Free internet and Cable. Contact 386-438-8724 Immediate opening available for F/Tor P/T Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant in well established Primary Care office. Call 755-0645 or fax 961-9541 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 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 $80.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous SPRING HASSPRUNG Come check out Great Bargains @ Forget Me Not Gift & Consignments. (386) 752-7419 41 S. Past Honda Dealership 25% off Selected Items Trailer-5’x10’tilt, wooden floor & pallet wheel-$575. Ladies Linx golf clubs w/ bag & hard travel case $100. Janome Surger $125 Contact 386-776-2818 450Good Things to Eat05538144ATTENTION SHOPPERS Reduce Food Bill up to 50% Monthly! Be Healthier! Send Stamp & Address for info. or $8 to: Unique $ and ¢Co., General Delivery, Lake City, FL32055 630Mobile Homes forRent2/1 Quiet area, Free garbage p/u 4.5 mi S of Lake City,$520 mth 386-590-0642 or 2/2 Screened porch, Lg. lot, in very nice, clean, well maintained, safe, small park, credit/background check, no pets, really nice place to live, with long term tenants, $485 mo., 1st & Last +$485 sec. dep. 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 3BR/2BAD.W.M.H in Providence $675.00 mth, 1st & Last w/ small Security Deposit Call 386-752-7439 Available Now Triple Wide MH, 2006 Homes of Merit, For Rent ($1500 mth) or Sale ($139,000 OBO). 12x24’pool, 30x30’rear deck, covered porch, three car garage (1 car if rented) 4.2 acres, planted pines. Please feel free to walk around grounds. 914 SWLamboy Cr. LC 32024, 386-965-0061 Quiet Country Park 3/2 w/ screened porch $550 a month. Very clean. NO PETS! Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSaleNew 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 640Mobile Homes forSaleRED 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 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05536760$89 Deposit Pools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong Apts386-758-8455 2BR/1BA$600/MO & $575 Sec. Dep. Lovely, Private, re-done CR 242, 2 miles West of RT247 386-365-7193 or 867-6319 ALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 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 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 NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living room. $450. mo plus sec. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 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 ForRent4BR/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 2,000sqft Office Building for lease on 1 ac fenced, Hwy 90 East across from Timco. $2500 per mth Contact 386-867-1190 Commercial Building, Utilities furnished $825 per month 2128 SWMain, Ste. 101 Abar Sales, Inc. (386) 752-5035 7 days 7am-7pm Medical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) 750Business & Office RentalsPROFESSIONAL OFFICEUNIT Oakbridge Office Complex 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 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 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 810Home forSale 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 820Farms & Acreage8.5 acre secluded property in Falling Creek area paved frontage Perfect for mobile home or site built Close to Lake City and White Springs. $500 down $29,950.00 Contact 386 623-0232 nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter




LIFE Sunday, April 7, 2013 Section D W hen I was a little girl, I loved to read (and still do). Back then, I read a lot about horses, and one of my favorite books was “Misty of Chincoteague.” Misty was a wild pony born on an island off the coast of Maryland, and the book tells the tale of a boy who captures Misty and her mother on his first ride with the men who rounded up wild ponies once a year. The feral horses of Assateague Island are also known as “Assateague horses” in Maryland and as “Chincoteague ponies” in Virginia. The feral horses are descended from a once domesticated animal, and there are many theories as to how they got there. So when Sue Towns and I began our Highway 50 road trip in Ocean City, Md., and I learned how close we’d be to Assateague, I had to go. It wasn’t Chincoteague and I knew I wouldn’t see Misty, but it was the next best thing. On our way to Assateague Island, it was raining, then drizzling and then pouring buckets. But I wasn’t letting it stop me. I was determined. Our first stop was at the visitors center, so I could get some information and the lay of the land. Sue opted to stay in the car where it was dry. I got a map, some direc-tions and got soaking wet! But my goal was just to see some darn wild horses. I was worried that with the rain I’d miss the ponies but had to try, knowing that I’d most likely never be back that way again, and it was a once-in-lifetime opportunity to fulfill that childhood fantasy of seeing the wild horses. Sure enough, just before entering the Assateague National Seashore, we saw two ponies eating grass on the side of the road. They blended so well with the landscape that we about missed them. Then, as we approached a turn-off, I saw two more way off in the distance on the marsh. I had Sue stop so I could get a picture, but the zoom was broken on my camera and the end result is a picture of the marsh because the ponies appear so small you can’t even see them. But I knew they were there, and that’s all that mattered. Ultimately, I made it a point to get some evidence of the horses actually existing, with a quick photo on the side of the road (of horse poop). We arrived at the beach area, and I decide to get out of the car and walk up over the dune to see if there were any ponies on the beach, which would have been the ultimate sight! I’m already soak-ing wet from my trip into Search for wild horses on island Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter1DLIFEBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comN ext weekend, 13 local children, from new-borns to 10 years old, will show local residents just how precious the gift of life is. The children will be serving as ambassadors for the annual March of Dimes March For Babies fundraiser. Each child was born prematurely or with birth defects but now has a story of love and survival, with an assist from the March of Dimes, to tell how important it is to con-tribute to the organzation. The March For Babies will take place in Olustee Park in downtown Lake City on Saturday. Registration will take place at 8 a.m., an awards cer-emony will take place at 8:30 and the walk will begin at 9. “We’re expecting 300 to 350 people,” said Kathy McCallister, Suwannee Valley March of Dimes community director. “It’s a pretty big walk.” The March for Babies honorary chairman for this year’s event is Keith Liebfried, CEO of First Federal Bank of Florida. The walk will be a 5.5-mile trek through the downtown area, around Lake DeSoto and Lake Isabella, past Richardson Middle School through local subdivi-sions, heading up Marion Avenue before ending at Olustee Park. The Lake City VA on Marion Avenue will have several post-ers on its front lawn for the local March of Dimes ambassadors. “The posters will be displayed there with the children and their loved ones,” McCallister said. This year’s event will also feature “spirit stations.” “The spirit stations are done by businesses in town,” McCallister said. “The spirit stations will (provide) the walkers with water, fruit and goodies that they’ll give out. There will be nine spirit stations.” In addition to the award ceremony, the event will also feature live entertainment, bounce hous-es for children, food from Sonny’s Barbecue and Pepsi Cola will be donating the drinks. “The purpose of the event is to raise money for the March of Dimes,” McCallister said. “This year’s fundraising goal is $105,000. Last year we raised $100,000.” McCallister estimated that the local March of Dimes fundraiser started in the 1970s and has been held for more than 30 years. “It’s important to hold this event annually because 75 cents out of every dollar goes back to into research and printed mate-rials,” McCallister said. “The fundraiser benefits children who were born healthy because of our research with what we’ve done over the past 75 years. This is our 75th anniversary and it’s a big year for us.” Proceeds from the annual fundraiser are primarily used for research and some of the research funds go to the Shands Lake Shore Hospital, the Columbia County Health Department and Shands Gainesville, where there is a pre-natal unit for babies. To register a team on-line, go to or contact McCallister at 755-0507. “There is still time to register teams and raise money,” McCallister said. March for Babies set MARCH OF DIMES FILEABOVE: Kaylie Spradley rests in an incubator at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville a week after being born prem ature. She spent 22 days in the incubator because she had problems maintaini ng her body temperature. BELOW: Kaylie Spradley at 8 1/2 months old on Jan. 12, 20 12. Walk throught city on Saturday to raise funds for charity. TRAVEL TALES Sandy KishtonA s you turn your atten-tion to the outdoors and sprucing up your landscaping, you may have questions about using mulch around your plant-ings. It is wise to ask those ques-tions, get answers and explore your options before spreading that mulch. Organic mulches commonly used in Florida include shredded bark and wood, pine straw, utility chips, and yard waste. Most wood and bark mulches are made from leftover parts of trees harvested for other purposes. Eucalyptus is an exotic tree grown in central and south Florida just for mulch. Utility mulch is ground up tree limbs and leaves pruned by utility companies. Cypress mulch used to be made from industry left-overs. A surge in popularity has increased the cutting of cypress trees entirely for mulch, and this practice is not sustainable. Many people have expressed concerns about purchasing bagged mulch shipped from far and near, which may contain termites. Even though there is a possibility of finding a termite in a bag of mulch, the survival rate would be slim to none for several reasons: They don’t live long on a diet of only mulch. There is little chance of many surviving the chipping process, and they aren’t likely to survive after being sepa-rated from their colony. With that said, mulch can help termites survive if they are already established around the home. Mulch keeps the soil moist and the temperatures moderate — good living conditions for many insects, as well as plants. If the mulch layer is deep close to the house, termites may have a nice “bridge” to walk up and over the termiticide-treated soil around the foundation. Mulching does help keep soil from splashing up on the siding when it rains. So, a thin layer of mulch in a 12-inch-wide band is acceptable. The soil rapidly dries out between rains and termites don’t like the dry soil. Also, the pesticide barrier remains effective if the layer is thin. Adjust your sprinklers so you are not watering that 12-inch band along the foun-dation. Landscape mulches contribute to the beauty of our landscapes. Besides being attractive, a 2to 3-inch layer of mulch also slows evaporation of moisture from the soil, moderates the soil tempera-ture and discourages weed seed germination. These advantages have made mulching quite popu-lar, and a wide variety of products are now available to home garden-ers. How long will the different mulch products last? Where were they harvested? Is it free of weed seeds? Is it a waste product, recycled or sustainable? You can find the answers to many of your mulch questions at this site, which offers several different publica-tions: There’s a mulch to fit your taste, your landscape and your budget. Make sure your choice is environmentally friendly, as well. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.eduChoose carefully when selecting a mulch HORSES continued on 2D COURTESYCountry music artist Josh Thompson performs at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. Thompson will perform at the Suwannee River Jam in May. Josh Thompson added to Jam lineupFrom staff reportsLIVE OAK — The Suwannee River Jam, scheduled for May 1-4 at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, is proud to announce the addition of country artist Josh Thompson. Josh joins a fantastic line-up of country artists already signed — Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, Aaron Tippin, LoCash Cowboys, Adam Sanders, Steel Bridge Band and Justin Case Band. Josh will open for Easton Corbin on Friday night of the Jam. Josh feels country music is real life set to music, where there is no sugar coating, just what you see and hear is what you get. This accurately describes the man himself. Shortly after arriving in Nashville, Josh quickly began to establish himself as a sing-er/songwriter on the rise in the country music scene. Josh Thompson is not just a songwriter but a country music artist. His talent is widely recognized by both fans and Nashville music professionals alike. He has a soulful, distinctive voice and a style reminiscent of legends like Haggard, Waylon and Cash. Josh rec-ognizes that his life will always be grounded by the blood, sweat, and tears of his blue-collar life. His first album, “Way Out Here,” was released in 2010 and the album peaked on Billboard at No. 9. The CD is filled with songs that reflect the artist — “Beer On The Table,” “Blame It on Waylon,” “Sinner,” “Won’t Be Lonely Long,” “Always Been Me,” “A Name in This Town,” “Way Out Here,” “You Ain’t Seen Country Yet,” “Back Around” and “I Won’t Go Crazy.” “Beer on the Table” became a Top 40 country single, rising to No. 17, marking Josh’s first taste of chart success. Since then Josh has had several songs chart on Billboard, includ-ing “Way Out Here,” “Won‘t Be Lonely Long,” “Coming‘ Around” and “Change.” His songs are about real life love, anger, hurt, loss and more raw emotions that ring true with brutal hon-esty to everyone who hears them. Tickets are still available for the Suwannee River Jam. To make reservations for or to purchase tickets, call 386-364-1683, email or go to www.


Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS — A worldwide airports group has named Indianapolis International Airport the best in North America for the second time since 2010. The award from Airports Council International comes as part of the global air-port organization’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. Indianapolis International beat out air-ports in Ottawa and Tampa. Indianapolis also was named the top North American air-port in 2010. Indianapolis airport spokesman Carlo Bertolini tells the Indianapolis Star reports the awards pro-gram identifies the most passenger-friendly airports throughout the world. By J.M. HIRSCHAP Food EditorDon’t know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confus-ing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal. That’s because the system — the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards, or URMIS — was designed more for the needs of retail-ers and butchers than for the convenience of harried shoppers more familiar with Shake ‘n Bake than boneless shank cuts. The bottom line is that meat counter confusion isn’t good for sales. So after nearly two years of consumer research, the National Pork Board, the Beef Checkoff Program and federal agriculture offi-cials have signed off on an updated labeling system that should hit stores just in time for prime grilling season. In all, more than 350 cuts of pork and beef (veal and lamb updates are coming later) will sport the new labels, which will include not only simplified names, but also detailed character-istics of the meat and cook-ing guidelines. So what once was called pork butt — and actually does not come from the pig’s neth-er region — will now be called a Boston roast and be described as a bone-in pork shoulder. “The problem is consumers didn’t really understand the names that were being used, and still don’t,” said Patrick Fleming, director of retail marketing for the Pork Board. “The names confused consumers to the point where they’d go, ‘You know, the information doesn’t help me know how to use it, so I’m going to stop using it.’ That was a wake-up call for both the beef industry and pork industry.” Where appropriate, the new labels also will use uni-versal terms across species — a bone-in loin cut will be called a T-bone wheth-er it’s pork or beef — as well as reduce label clutter. Before the update, a prop-erly labeled sirloin steak would be called a “beef loin top sirloin steak, boneless.” Now it will be called ... a sirloin steak. The change comes while America is at a culinary crossroad. Interest in food as entertainment is at an all-time high, but knowledge of food and cooking has ebbed. Farmers markets are booming, but so is the processed food industry. Still, more people are ask-ing more questions about their food, and the mas-sive meat industry (pork and beef alone account for nearly $40 billion in annual retail sales) is hoping to answer them. Meat labels are federally regulated. And though the URMIS system is a volun-tary one, nearly 85 percent of food retailers use it. Those who don’t must use either alternative federally approved labels, or submit their own for approval. The backbone of URMIS, which was launched in 1973, is butchering and anatomi-cal terminology. Even at launch, consumer under-standing of that was weak. “That old system just wasn’t really doing its job to communicate to the consumer,” said Trevor Amen, director of market intelligence for the Beef Checkoff Program. “If you’re a butcher or a meat cutter, you really know what part of the animal it comes from. But if you’re a consumer, you just want to know what it is and what to do with it.” Now it falls to retailers to implement the changes, as well as educate consum-ers. The industry will help, including launching a mar-keting effort to spread the word. Still, there is concern the very changes the indus-try hopes will help consum-ers may end up confusing them even more. Though the new names may catch on, already pub-lished cookbooks and reci-pes could call for meats by different names. Will people know to buy a New York chop if a pork recipe calls for a top loin chop? And what about older cooks who grew up with legacy names, such as pork rump (now called leg sirloin)? “The intent certainly was not to confuse consumers, but there are some situa-tions where that certainly could happen,” said Bucky Gwartney, a federal agricul-ture marketing specialist who worked with the meat industry to formulate the changes. “We tried to make sure even though some of these changes were fairly dramatic, they were still grounded in the original cut (of meat).” 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-04242DLIFE Stop by the Lake City Reporter for your complimentary engagement package. Aisle Style Complimentary Engagement Package • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106• GeGee’s Studio 758-2088• Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250• Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470• Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 9"EWFSUJTFNFOUGPS%S+5$PPQFS GPSQMBDFNFOUJOUIF8FEOFTEBZQBQFS 4VOEBZ"QSJM )"5&:0638&*()5 +5$PPQFSr.%$BOIFMQZPVXJUITBGFrTVQFSWJTFE8FJHIU-PTT%S$PPQFSXJMMCFJOIJT-BLF1BSLr("PGGJDFPO8FEOFTEBZr"QSJM € 5IVSTEBZr"QSJM € 'SJEBZr"QSJM €4BUVSEBZr"QSJM€ 4VOEBZr"QSJM € .POEBZr"QSJM €-BLFT#PVMFWBSEq-BLF1BSL("*OUIFPVUMFUNBMMnXXXEJFU%S5PNDPN HAPPENINGS Birth: Bonnie and Joey Denslow of Lake City welconed a daughter, Emma Louise, on Feb. 20, 2013, at North Florida Regional Women’s Center. The baby weighed 10 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mike and Louise Huelskamp of Lake City and Gena Blackman of Branford. Great-grandpar-ents are Bonnie Kirkland and the late Jack Kirkland of Palm Beach and the late Mildred Boston of Branford. Uncles and aunts are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jack Huelskamp of Lake City and Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Huelskamp Jr. of Texas.COURTESY PHOTOEmma Louise Denslow. Jamie Alexis Stevens and Shayne Garrett Foote of Lake City were united in marriage on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the home of the bride’s parents Brant and Jerri Stevens of Lake City. The groom is the son of Tammy Birdsall and stepson of Robert Birdsall of Lake City. The bride was given away in marriage by her father, Brant Stevens. Jay Porter officiated the ceremony. The flower girls were Sierrah Mendell and Kayley Brinkley. Alexa Johns was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Brinkley, Casey Stevens, Astin Sibbernsen, Felisha Foote and Jordan Bielling Horne. Justin Porter was best man. Groomsmen were Chris Foote, Danny Foote, J.D. Mills, Trey Green and Ryan Kosko. Ushers were Brantley Stevens and Chip Stevens. Connor Foot was the ring-bearer. Shannon Hall was the wedding director. The reception was held at the home of Brant and Jerri Stevens.ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOSSteaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the ofte n confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and veal. Th at’s because the system was designed more for the needs of retailers and butchers tha n for the convenience of harried shoppers more familiar with Shake ‘n Bake than boneles s shank cuts. Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at HORSES: Assateague Island visit Continued From Page 1Dthe visitors center, so I grab my umbrella and go. No horses and the Atlantic was choppy with big waves crashing on the shore and the beach mostly deserted. I was disappointed but found someone else coming off the dune to take my pic-ture — it was proof that I was there. Again, Sue stayed in the car, but was a trooper to have indulged me. On the way out of the park, we saw one of the two horses we saw com-ing in and I was able to get a better picture. There are over 150 ponies on Assateague, and all I got to see was one or two grazing on the side of the road. The overall experience left me wanting more, as I still imagine the herd of wild ponies running along the shore and wanting to catch one for myself. Stevens-Foote wedding FOOD Meat industry redoing labels to help consumersAn example of the new-look labels for cuts of meat. Island looks to preserve its ‘soul’By AMY BENNETT WILLIAMSFort Myers News-PressSANIBEL — Bordered by tangled mangroves on one side and saltwa-ter shallows on the other, this winding sand track is one of Lee County’s most singular roads. It leads to an equally singular place: Sanibel’s Woodring Point, home to former CIA chief Porter Goss, renowned photogra-pher Charlie McCullough and descendants of island pioneers who claimed it in the 1800s. The Woodring family, whose late matriarch, Esperanza, was a legendary fishing guide, is nego-tiating with nonprofit and county agencies to sell 6 1/2 acres and a handful of vintage buildings for about $6 million. The buy would protect some of the island’s last undeveloped land, connect key natural areas where at least a dozen fed-erally and state-listed spe-cies live and preserve the historic homestead. “Woodring Point is part of the soul of the island,” said retired Sanibel physi-cian Tom Hanson, who with his wife, Laura, gave $25,000 this month to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, the nonprofit group that supports the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, one of the partners in the potential land buy. Their gift brought the group’s preservation campaign total to $844,000. The goal is to raise $1.8 million by September, with Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 pro-gram chipping in about $3 million. It would be the first 20/20 purchase on the island, said conserva-tion lands program coor-dinator Lynda Thompson. “And a big, giant plus for us is that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has offered to manage our portion because it’s very, very expensive to do that.” Indy airport named best


Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 3D3DLIFE By LEE REICHAssociated PressFor a time many years back, I would become ner-vous every time I went out to my garden to weed. The weeds were so few that I feared something was wrong with the soil. True, I had taken deliberate steps to create this condition, but initially it was hard to believe that results could so well bear out theory. The first step in creating this “weedless” condition was to stop turning over or tilling the ground. Buried in every soil are countless dormant weed seeds just waiting to be awakened by exposure to light and/or air. Not tilling — whether with a shovel, garden fork or rototiller — keeps those seeds buried and dormant. Added bonuses to the notill approach are preserva-tion of valuable soil humus (organic matter), earlier planting in spring, more efficient water use and, of course, not having to go through the trouble of till-ing.Keep soil coveredI now take great pains to avoid disturbing the layer-ing that naturally develops over time in any soil. I clean up old marigold plants, tomato vines and other spent plants during and at the end of the grow-ing season by just jerking them out of the ground, coaxing out plants with large roots, such as corn, by first cutting around their main roots with a garden knife. I also enrich the soil from the top down, spread-ing fertilizers and compost or other organic materials right on the surface. Most of a plant’s feeder roots — the roots that benefit most from organic materials and fertilizers — grow near the surface anyway. And near or on the surface is where organic materials can also do the most good offering protection from the pound-ing of raindrops and the summer sun. Still, there are always those weeds that arrive in the garden as seeds hitch-hiking in with the wind or dropped by birds. Each year, I smother them by spreading a thin, weed-free mulch over the soil. The mulch of choice depends on the look I want, the plants and the soil. Poor soil and hungrier plants demand the most nourishing mulch. So every year, compost gets slath-ered an inch thick over the ground where vegetables grow. Buckwheat hulls, straw or wood chips are adequate and attractive for most flow-ers.Don’t walk on my bed!Of course, you can’t just stop tilling, throw mulch on the ground and garden as usual. Walking on the soil and rolling a wheelbarrow, garden cart or tractor over it compacts the soil; tillage is then needed to aerate it. The way to avoid compaction in the first place is to lay out the garden with permanent areas for plants and for traffic. Trafficked areas also need to be mulched, in this case with some lean, weed-free mate-rial such as wood chips, gravel or straw. Planted areas in my vegetable garden consist of rectangular beds 3 feet wide surrounded by 18-inch-wide paths. Beds in my flower garden are more free-form or have stepping stones. (Nearly) weedless garden is possible with right steps By ROD McGUIRKAssociated PressROSS ISLAND, Antarctica — Across most of Earth, a tourist attrac-tion that sees 35,000 visi-tors a year can safely be labeled sleepy. But when it’s Antarctica, every foot-step matters. Tourism is rebounding here five years after the financial crisis stifled what had been a burgeoning industry. And it’s not just retirees watching penguins from the deck of a ship. Visitors are taking tours inland and even engaging in “adventure tourism” like skydiving and scuba diving under the ever-sunlit skies of a Southern Hemisphere summer. In a remote, frozen, almost pristine land where the only human residents are involved in research, that tourism comes with risks, for both the continent and the tourists. Boats pol-lute water and air, and cre-ate the potential for more devastating environmental damage. When something goes wrong, help can be an exceptionally long way off. The downturn triggered by the economic meltdown created an opportunity for the 50 countries that share responsibility through the Antarctic Treaty to set rules to manage tourism, but little has been done. An international committee on Antarctica has produced just two mandatory rules since it was formed, and neither of those is yet in force. “I think there’s been a foot off the pedal in recent years,” said Alan Hemmings, an environ-mental consultant on polar regions. “If it takes five years, 10 years to bring even what you agree into force, it’s very difficult to micromanage these sorts of developments.” Antarctic tourism has grown from fewer than 2,000 visitors a year in the 1980s to more than 46,000 in 2007-08. Then the num-bers plummeted, bottom-ing out at fewer than 27,000 in 2011-12. The Rhode Island-based International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators doesn’t have its final figures yet for the 2012-2013 sea-son, which runs November to March, but estimates close to 35,000 visitors. The industry group expects slightly more tourists next summer. It’s not just the numbers of tourists but the activi-ties that are changing, said Hemmings, who has been part of a delegation representing New Zealand in some Antarctic Treaty dis-cussions. “What used to be Antarctic tourism in the late ‘80s through the ‘90s was generally people of middle age or older going on cruises and small ships where they went ashore at a few locations and they looked at wildlife, historic sites and maybe visited one current station,” he said. “But there’s an increasing diversification of the activi-ties now so it’s much more action orientated. Now people want to go paraglid-ing, waterskiing, diving or a variety of other things.” Visitors can also skydive over the frigid landscape, and London-based Henry Cookson Adventures took two and three-man subma-rines to Antarctica in the latest summer. Hemmings said he was once asked to advise on a Germany company’s plan to fly gliders over the colossal Transantarctic Mountains to the South Pole, but that project was never carried out. On Ross Island, a stark black-and-white outcrop of ice on porous, volcanic rock, the active volcano Mt. Erebus stands as a warning of the dangers of tourism in this remote and hostile environment. In 1979, an Air New Zealand airliner on a sightseeing tour from Auckland slammed into the mountain in whiteout condi-tions, killing all 257 people aboard. After that disaster, sightseeing flights over Antarctica did not resume until the mid-1990s. Some of the earliest attempts at skydiving in Antarctica also ended in tragedy. Two Americans and an Austrian died in the same jump in 1997 near the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at the geographic South Pole. Hypoxia — a lack of oxygen — is a suspected reason why the skydivers failed to deploy their parachutes in time. Antarctica is not only the world’s coldest, driest and windiest continent, but also the highest. The South Pole is on an icy plateau 2,835 meters (9,301 feet) above sea level and the air is relatively thin. The last fatalities at sea near the continent were in February 2011, when a Norwegian-flagged, steel-hulled yacht with three crew vanished during wild weather in the Ross Sea. It’s not only tourists who get into trouble. Searchers will wait until at least October to recov-er the bodies of three Canadians involved in sci-entific research who died in a plane crash in January near a summit in the Queen Alexandra range. A fire aboard a Japanese whaling ship in the Ross Sea killed a crew member in 2007. And anti-whaling activists lost a boat that collided with a whaler in 2010. No one was injured. Hemmings said tourist ships have been involved in several mishaps in Antarctica in the past five years. “Misadventure can befall anybody,” he said, but he added that the number of tourist ships coming to Antarctica’s busiest areas was a concern. While Antarctica is as big as the United States and Mexico combined, tourists and scientists for the most part keep to areas that aren’t permanently fro-zen and where wildlife can be found. Those account for less than 2 percent of the continent. It’s a land of many hazards, not all of them obvi-ous. The dry air makes static electricity a constant threat to electronics and a fire risk when refueling vehicles. Residents quickly get into the habit of touch-ing metal fixtures as they pass, and metal discharge plates are set beside all telephones and computer keyboards. Most tourists arrive on the Antarctic Peninsula, which is easily accessible from Argentina and Chile. The next most popular des-tination is the Ross Sea on the opposite side of the con-tinent, a 10-day sail from New Zealand or Australia. Both landscapes are intensely bright and pro-foundly silent during the 17 weeks between sunrise and sunset in the summer. The peninsula is a milder envi-ronment and has a wider variety of fauna and flora.Concerns grow as Antarctica tourism risesTRAVELASSOCIATED PRESS An inflatable boat carries tourists past an iceberg along the Antarctic Peninsula. In a remote, frozen, almost pristine land where the only human residents are involved in resear ch, tourism comes with risks, for both the continent and the tourists. Human safety, pollution among main worries. Samoa airline uses pay-by-weightBy FILI SAGAPOLUTELEAssociated PressPAGO PAGO, American Samoa — A tiny Samoa air-line is giving passengers a big reason to lose weight: tickets sold not by the seat, but by the kilogram. Samoa Air planned on Wednesday to start pric-ing its first international flights based on the weight of its passengers and their bags. Depending on the flight, each kilogram (2.2 pounds) costs 93 cents to $1.06. That means the average American man weigh-ing 195 pounds with a 35-pound bag would pay $97 to go one-way between Apia, Samoa, and Pago Pago, American Samoa. Competitors typically charge $130 to $140 roundtrip for similar routes. The weight-based pricing is not new to the air-line, which launched in June. It has been using the pricing model since November, but in January the U.S. Department of Transportation approved its international route between American Samoa and Samoa. The airline’s chief executive, Chris Langton, said Tuesday that “planes are run by weight and not by seat, and travelers should be educated on this impor-tant issue. The plane can only carry a certain amount of weight and that weight needs to be paid. There is no other way.” Langton, a pilot himself, said when he flew for other airlines, he brought up the idea to his bosses to charge by weight, but they considered weight as too sensitive an issue to address. “It’s always been the fairest way, but the industry has been trying to pack square pegs into round holes for many years,” he said. Travelers in the region already are weighed before they fly because the planes used between the islands are small, said David Vaeafe, executive director of the American Samoa Visitors Bureau. Samoa Air’s fleet includes two nine-passenger planes for commercial routes and a three-passenger plane for an air taxi service.ASSOCIATED PRESSAchieving a weedless vegetable garden requires care ful planning and years of sustained effort to create the ri ght soil.


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DEAR ABBY: I’m married to the love of my life. Our 25th anniversary will be here soon. My issue is, my husband has a beard I cannot stand. It’s long and unkempt, and makes him look 10 years older than he is. It has become a real issue between us. He keeps telling me about women and co-work-ers who tell him what a “nice full beard” he has. I don’t care what these women think. I am his wife, and I think he should shave it or at least trim it for me. I am withholding sex (which is very important to him) until he trims it and no longer make eye contact with him because I can’t stand looking at him. What should I do? I love him more than anyone else in the world does. Shouldn’t he respect my wishes? -IN A HAIRY SITUATION IN DULUTH DEAR HAIRY SITUATION: If you want to make your marriage last 26 years, please stop using sex as a weapon to manip-ulate your husband. That said, your opinion should supersede that of the women he sees at work. A beard can be flat-tering if it is kept clean and trimmed. If it’s not, a man can look like Howard Hughes in his latter days, which is truly unfortunate. Because you are unable to get your message across, enlist the help of your hus-band’s barber. Perhaps he can get through to him. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I’m plan-ning on moving into the same apartment complex as my ex-boyfriend. It’s all I can afford and still be close to where my family lives. He’ll be on one side, and I’ll be on the far side. I don’t think he will be driving to the side I’ll be living on. Should I text him and let him know I’m moving nearby but I’m not stalking him? Or should I keep my mouth shut and hope he never sees my car? -TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT? DEAR TOO CLOSE?: Before you sign the lease, ask yourself how you would feel if you saw your ex-boyfriend involved with another woman. If it would be painful, then it would be healthier for you to find an apartment elsewhere. Next, ask yourself why your ex might think you were stalking him. If there is a grain of truth to it, again, you should not move there. If, however, there isn’t, it is not necessary to text him about anything. If he sees your car and has a problem with it, do not make it your problem. The romance is over and so is the drama. Live your life and let him live his. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: I recently sent my wife flowers, but she took umbrage because I didn’t take the time to stop by the florist and jot down a message myself. I phoned in the order and dictated the message instead. I am hurt and mys-tified over this alleged faux pas. Did I commit a social no-no? -STEVEN IN ST. LOUIS DEAR STEVEN: Of course not. For your wife to have criticized your gift was ungracious. She may have been upset about some-thing else or having a bad day. Dictating the message on the card was perfectly appropriate. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (MARCH 21APRIL 19): The people you encounter will try to mirror you. Make sure you fully understand what you are dealing with before you make decisions that will affect your personal life and future. +++ TAURUS (APRIL 20MAY 20): Use your built-in radar to figure out what’s going on. If someone pushes you, use words and not physical action to win. Your intelligence and common sense coupled with your determination and discipline is what will count in the end. ++++ GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Someone will try to undermine you if you aren’t careful. Be precise and you’ll avoid being questioned. ++ CANCER (JUNE 21JULY 22): Use your experi-ence, excellent memory and intuition to help size up what’s going on around you. Someone will try to take advantage of you if you aren’t careful. +++++ LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): Embrace change and any chance you get to try something new or to engage in challenges that will open doors to new friendships. Love is on the rise and making special plans that are conducive to romance will bring excel-lent results. +++ VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): Put more into your relationships. Spending time discussing plans that will satisfy you and the ones you love will bring you closer together. Good fortune will be yours if you make a couple of alterations to the way you handle your investments. +++ LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): Don’t let professional worries come between you and family or social fun. Taking a much-needed break will help you recon-figure the past and present in order to come up with a workable solution. Put love at the top of your list. +++ SCORPIO (OCT. 23NOV. 21): You’ve got a handle on what needs to be done. Use your original-ity to impress someone you care about. A plan to fix up your surroundings or make your life more entertaining and fulfilling will improve your relation-ship with someone special. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Trouble may be brewing in your per-sonal life if you haven’t dis-cussed underlying issues that have the potential to damage a good relation-ship. ++ CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Don’t let past mistakes bring you down. Address whatever issues you’ve left undone and you will gain the freedom you need to move forward. ++++ AQUARIUS (JAN. 20FEB. 18): Look at your past and you will recognize the changes required to resurrect and improve a goal you have yet to com-plete. +++ PISCES (FEB. 19MARCH 20): Push for what you want. Don’t let a big talker overshadow your plans. Pursue your own interests and refuse to get caught up in someone else’s dilemmas. 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