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By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County Superintendent of Schools Terry Huddleston removed the district finance director after learning Friday the district’s fund balance had fallen far short of required levels, he said. On Monday Huddleston placed Mary Loughran on administra-tive leave until June 30, and Wednesday he said he does not intend to renew her contract. The school board is expected to ratify the move at next Tuesday’s meeting. “The district is experiencing a contingency fund less than the required 3 percent,” he said. “Despite our best efforts this year, I felt like I needed someone stronger to advise the board and myself as we continue to make financial decisions that affect employees and ultimately the education of our children.” During the 2011-12 school year, the district witnessed a drop in reserves to 1.63 percent of the total general fund. The state requires at least 3 percent, Huddleston said. Despite the financial situation, he said the district would have the funds to meet all upcoming financial obli-gations. The decision to place Loughran on administrative leave was not the result of any misconduct, he said. “The superintendent needed to have someone who could dem-onstrate with confidence that the budget numbers were con-sistent,” said Mike Null, district director of purchasing. Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics......... 3C Puzzles ................. 2C TODAY IN PEOPLE Jeanne Cooper dies at 84. COMING FRIDAY Local news roundup. 85 60 Mostly sunny WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS PAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 332 1School nance chief out for good Superintendent says district fund balance was not improving. BOY continued on 6A DISTRICT continued on 3A Connector road progressing JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterA bulldozer and a dragline work Wednesday on NW Bas com Norris Drive where a bridge will be constructed o ver railroad tracks. The two-lane road is slated for completion in late January. The road will c onnect the northern parts of Columbia County to U.S. 90 near Walmart. The last leg of Bascom Norris Drive will run south from NW Lake Jeffery Road and connect to existing Bascom Norris Drive near Lowe’ s. Inmatedied ofnaturalcauses Autopsy report says seizure was probable cause.By DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comThe autopsy for the 25year-old inmate who died at Suwannee Correctional Institution in January indi-cates he died from natural causes, a medical examiner’s report said. William Bevan, who died on Jan. 25 at the prison, appeared to have had both a brain surgery and a liver transplant sometime in the past, the report said. The cause of death is listed as “probable seizure,” the autopsy said. Officials at the state Department of Corrections said reports about the inci-dent could not be released. The DOC said prison offi-cials received the autopsy report a few days ago and were still wrapping up their investigation into Bevan’s death. The autopsy report said there is evidence on Bevan’s remains of medical intervention. “Four adhesive electrocardiograph leads are on the chest and abdomen,” the report says. “Two adhe-sive defibrillator pads are on the right upper chest and left lower chest.” It appears a defibrillator was used on Bevan some-time while in state custo-dy. Bevan committed crimes in Florida as early as 2003, and he was convicted of grand theft, two counts of burglary of an unoccupied structure and aggravated assault with a weapon in 2007, DOC records show. He was 15 in 2003 when his name first appears in DOC records and 19 when he was convicted of his first crime. He served about a year of a three-year prison sen-tence in Lee County, but was arrested again in 2010 for aggravated battery intending harm in Gadsen County. He was serving a five-year sentence for that conviction at Suwannee Correctional Institution when he died. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Gadsen County Sheriff’s Office had no record of his hometown. Redistricting challenge to be heard Bevan By GARY FINEOUTAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE — A months-long and tangled legal battle over political deal-making is headed to the Florida Supreme Court on today. The court’s decision could either favor the Republican-led Legislature — or lead to the disclosure of potentially embarrassing infor-mation about how state legislators drew up new maps for their political districts and Congress. This much is clear: A trio of lawsuits related to redistricting have already spilled out secrets about how those on both sides may have used partisan political consultants to draw up bor-ders in possible violation of two 2010 constitu-tional amendments. Every 10 years, lawmakers redraw legislative and congressional districts based on new population figures. But the “Fair Districts” constitutional amendments state that legis-lators can’t draw districts intended to protect incumbents or members of a certain political party, a practice that is known as “gerrymandering.” Legislators last year adopted maps that led to the election of more Democrats to both Congress and the Legislature. But critics contend the new districts still do not reflect Florida’s political divide. Republicans hold a 26-14 advantage in the state Senate, a 76-44 edge in the state House and a 17-10 advantage in the state’s congres-sional delegation, even though there are more COURT continued on 6A Boy, 12, arrested in home burglary,stealing of socksBy DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comA 12-year-old Lake City boy was arrested Tuesday after he broke into a home and stole a pair of socks, a Lake City Police Department arrest report said. The boy, whose name the Lake City Reporter has chosen not to publish due to his age, faces a felony charge of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. The alleged burglary occurred at 461 SW Hazel Way. A neighbor called police after she saw three juvenile males near a window at the home, the report said. The two alleged accomplices are ages 11 and 14. The neighbor told police that two of the juveniles stood watch beside the window while the boy in cus-tody removed a screen from the window and entered the home. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterIn the swimBrandon Mansmann, 20, takes an afternoon dip in the pool at the Columbia Aquatic Complex on Wednesday. State Supreme Court to test political district boundaries against constitutional rules.


CORRECTION The performing arts center at Florida Gateway College is named for Alfonso Levy. A different spelling of his name was used in Wednesday’s Reporter. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Q Actress Geraldine McEwan is 81. Q Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 79. Q Rock musician Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) is 78. Q Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 77. Q Producer-director James L. Brooks is 76. Q Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 76. Q Singer Tommy Roe is 71. Q Singer-musician Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield and Poco) is 69. Q Actress Candice Bergen is 67. Q Pop singer Clint Holmes is 67. AROUND FLORIDA Boy, 3, fatally shoots himself TAMPA — A 3-year-old boy died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his uncle’s back-pack and the man was charged with culpable neg-ligence, authorities said. The shooting happened Tuesday night in a bed-room Jadarrius Speights shared with his uncle at an apartment complex in Tampa. The uncle, Jeffrey D. Walker, 29, purchased the gun at a Tampa-area gun shop and has a concealed weapons permit, authori-ties said. Walker was booked early Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney. His phone number was not list-ed and jail records didn’t give a lawyer for him. The boy found the 9 mm handgun in a backpack, said sheriff’s spokes-woman Debbie Carter. The uncle was not in the room when the shooting happened, but the child’s parents — Jasmine Bell, 21, and Trentin Speights, 22 — were there when the gun fired, Carter said. Authorities said a 911 call came in at 7:10 p.m. The boy was taken to Florida Hospital Tampa, where he died.Fleeing man run over by officer DELAND — The Florida Highway Patrol says a man was run over by a patrol car and killed while fleeing DeLand police during a traffic stop. The incident began early Wednesday after a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction. The driver fled and the deputy deactivated his emergency equipment. Troopers say an alert was put out and two DeLand police officers spotted the car and began following it. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the car stopped and the driver got out and ran. That’s when the patrol car ran over him. FHP says four women inside the car were not injured. The agency will review video from the patrol car’s dashboard camera to figure out what happened.Man, 90, trapped in car for 3 days TRINITY — A man walking by a Pasco County home saw a hand waving to him from the window of a car parked in the garage. As he walked up the drive-way, he heard a muffled voice. “I can’t get out of my car,” Justyn “Jay” Ambrozia, 90, was saying. “Can you help me?” Tim Weidman called 911. Turns out Ambrozia had been stuck inside the car for three days, after falling during a shopping trip to a supermarket on April 30. The Tampa Bay Times reports Ambrozia fell as he rounded a corner that day. He pulled up on a shelf, which gave way and his left side hit the ground. He broke his wrist and hip. Employees helped the man to his car and some-how he managed to drive home. He backed his car up the driveway and into the garage, but couldn’t pull the door handle because of the searing pain in his swollen wrist. His car battery died as soon as he got into the garage, so he says he couldn’t honk the horn. But he used the remote to open and shut the garage, hoping to catch a neighbor’s attention. When that didn’t happen, he settled in as three days passed. He watched a postal worker walk by, but the man didn’t hear his muffled cries. The newspaper reports Ambrozia ate the groceries he’d picked up. Ice cream cones, Fig Newtons and pound cake. But he didn’t have any water. “Jeez, it’s been three days,” he remembers thinking. “I hope I don’t die in this car.” On Tuesday, Ambrozia was recovering in the Medical Center of Trinity.FDA inspection triggers recall WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors and pharmacists Wednesday to avoid drugs made by a Florida spe-cialty pharmacy called The Compounding Shop, due to potential safety prob-lems uncovered by health inspectors. The St. Petersburg, Fla.-based pharmacy has agreed to recall all of its sterile drugs and is in the process of notifying cus-tomers, the FDA said in a statement. The agency said health care profes-sionals should quarantine drugs from the company and not administer them to patients. The Compounding Shop is a compounding pharmacy, which means it mixes custom formula-tions of drugs to meet doctors’ specifications. In recent weeks the FDA has cracked down on compounding pharmacies across the country, trigger-ing several national recalls. The wave of inspections comes in the wake of a nationwide fungal meningi-tis outbreak last year tied to contaminated drugs. “ Daily Scripture ” “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” — Colossians 4:5-6 Soap star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84 LOS ANGELES A ctress Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote on Facebook. The family confirmed the death to CBS, according to a network spokes-woman. The cause of death was not immediately available. Cooper will be remembered “as a daytime television legend and as a friend who will truly be missed by all of us here at the network,” said Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, adding that the actress brought “indelible charm, class and talent to every episode.” Cooper joined the daytime serial six months after its March 1973 debut, staking claim to the title of longest-tenured cast member. The role earned her 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and a trophy for best actress in a drama series in 2008. “God knows it’s claimed a big part of my life,” she told The Associated Press in March as CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” celebrated its mile-stone 40th anniversary. Cooper’s professional career began with the 1953 film “The Redhead from Wyoming” star-ring Maureen O’Hara. Other film credits include 1968’s “The Boston Strangler” with Tony Curtis and 1967’s “Tony Rome” with Frank Sinatra. She had a parallel career in TV, with shows including “The Adventures of Kit Carson” in 1953 and “The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse” in 1954 and “Bracken’s World” in 1969-70. In a recurring role on “L.A. Law,” she played the mother to Bernsen’s character, Arnie, and received a 1987 Emmy nomination for best guest actress in a drama.Miguel Bose named person of year MIAMI — Singer Miguel Bose has been named the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The Latin Recording Academy announced the Spanish sing-er’s selection Wednesday. He will be honored with a tribute gala and con-cert in November before the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. President and CEO of the Latin Recording Academy Gabriel Abaroa Jr. called Bose a talented performer and philanthropist who has had a profound impact. Bose has recorded more than 30 albums and appeared in more than 35 films. His many chart-top-ping singles include “Anna” and “Salamandra.” His albums have received certified platinum status.Rihanna booed in Boston, cheered in NY NEW YORK — Rihanna was booed for turning up late at a con-cert in Boston, but the audience in New York cheered her on even though she didn’t start on time the following night. reported that fans at the TD Garden on Monday booed the singer for starting her concert at 10:30 p.m. EDT instead of her sched-uled 9 p.m., and without opening act A$AP Rocky. Doors had opened at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Afternoon: 9-0-9 Evening: N/A Wednesday: Afternoon: 8-5-6-6 Evening: N/A Tuesday: 3-8-13-15-28 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-04242AWEATHER HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 3A3A MORTGAGE ! APPLY NOW!Apply online,visit any CAMPUS USA Credit Union Service Center or call us at 754-9088 and press 4. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. 1. Variable rates do not qualify. Savings based on current rate and outstanding balance from another nancial institution. $80,000 minimum loan balance required. Existing CAMPUS loans do not qualify. Re nances only, new purchases do not qualify. Proof of existing rate may be required to receive bonus. Credit application required to determine savings amount and/or receive bonus. One per household. 2. Credit approval and initial $5 deposit required. Mention this ad and we’ll waive the $15 new membership fee. Other restrictions may apply. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties!2... and we’re starting withYOU! Lake City 183 SW Bascom Norris Dr.G’ville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunter’s Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. Shands at UF Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summer eld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd. MOVEyour First Mortgage(from another institution) to CAMPUS USA Credit Union over the life of your loanOR We’ll save you at least1 We’ll pay you1 CAMPUS WANTS TO SAVE CONSUMERS$ 1 MILLION IN 2013 X 5 Sheriff’s office sets Police Week eventsBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comNational Police Week activities will take place across the country next week as law enforcement agencies honor fallen officers. May 15-21 has been designated National Police Week by President Barack Obama and Congress. On Thursday, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter will be the keynote speaker at Lake City VA Medical Center as VA offi-cials observe National Police Week. The ceremony is set to take place at noon in the VA Medical Center auditorium. While personnel from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will par-ticipate in National Police Week events, the agency is focusing on local fallen heroes, law enforcement officers and firefighters who have lost their lives on duty while protecting Columbia County residents, as part of the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Service. The CCSO is the host of the Columbia County Public Safety Memorial obser-vance, which will take place May 21 at First Baptist Church of Lake City, near the Columbia County Courthouse. The memo-rial ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be Jeff Siegmeister, Third Judicial Circuit state attorney. “Sheriff Hunter will be master of ceremonies for the memorial observance,” said Sgt. Ed Seifert, sheriff office public information officer. “In addition, CCSO deputies are part of the honor guard, and the deputies will be escorting the families of the fallen sheriff’s office deputies as they remember their loved ones.” Seifert said it’s important to honor past and present heroes who serve the community. “We, as a public safety family, feel it’s important to honor those still serving as well as those who made the ultimate sacri-fice so that we may live in a safer commu-nity,” he said. Leading up to the memorial ceremony, the sheriff’s office is honoring local fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters on its Facebook page, County Sheriffs Office. “We are posting the biographies of the 15 fallen enforcement officers and firefight-ers from Columbia County,” Seifert said. “That’s a great way for the public to read about these heroes and learn about the sac-rifices they made for this community.” Hunter By DEREK GILLIAMdgilliam@lakecityreporter.comA 77-year-old Lake City man allegedly stole rope and extension cords from a home Tuesday, accord-ing to Lake City Police Department reports. Thomas Pough, 77, 654 Aggie Ave., faces charges of burglary and larceny, according to the reports. Officer Connie Hightower arrived at SE Evergreen Drive at about 10:30 a.m. after a call was made by a neighbor that a man was pushing a Winn Dixie shop-ping cart down the street with something inside, the report said. She saw Pough pushing the cart east on SE Evergreen Drive. Hightower asked Pough where he got the items inside the cart. Inside the buggy was 100 feet of black rope, 100 feet of heavy duty extension cord and four steel anchors, the report said. Pough said a friend gave him the items. Hightower asked where his friend lived, and Pough said his friend lived on Evergreen Drive. Hightower took Pough to the house where he said he received the items from a friend. When officers contacted the owner of the home, Robert Guthrie, he told police he had not told Pough he could take anything from his home. Guthrie had left town Thursday and will not be back until September, the report said. According to the reports, Guthrie said he wanted to press charges on Pough for burglary and theft. Pough was arrested and taken to Columbia County Detention Facility in lieu of $6,000 bond. The items were given to a friend to return to Guthrie’s home. Pough Man, 77, charged in burglary Associated PressOCALA — An 80-yearold Ocala woman lost more than $200,000 in a sweep-stake scam. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the woman began receiving phone calls in 2012 telling her she had won thousands in a sweep-stakes. But the callers told her she had to pay “taxes” on the earning before she could receive her prize. The woman, who requested that her name not be used out of fear of being the victim of other scams, said she has received noth-ing in return. “I’ve sent money through the bank and the post office, and I’ve never received one red cent,” she told the Star-Banner. Marion County Sheriff’s Det. T. J. Watts noted in a report that the woman sent an $88,000 check to Honduras, $20,000 to Panama City and varying amounts to individuals in Jamaica. The woman was reluctant to come forward at first because her children were upset with her for fall-ing victim to the scam. But Marion Sheriff’s Capt. Jimmy Pogue says senior citizens are a tar-get for this type of crime because many have accu-mulated a “nest egg” for retirement. They’re often embarrassed to come for-ward when they finally realize they’ve fallen for a scam, he said. DISTRICT: Finance director out Continued From Page 1AAttempts to reach Loughran for comment were unsuccessful. School district staff are working to hire an accoun-tant to transition the district through the remainder of the fiscal year and finalize the books. Null said the decline in the district’s financial situa-tion didn’t occur overnight but was the result of a combination of decreasing revenues and increased recurring expenses over the years. As revenues decreased, the employee cost to the school district didn’t go down proportion-ally, he said. “At some point, it’s going to catch up to you,” Huddleston said. The school district receives federal funds based on the number of students registered to attend public school in the county, and enrollment rates are down. Coupled with higher diesel costs, increased health insurance costs, decreased property values and increased ener-gy costs, the reduced rev-enue can create the perfect recipe for the fund balance to slip lower than required if not properly monitored, the superintendent said. “When you’re down to counting pennies, every move we make is critical,” Null said. Currently the county school system budgets 87 percent of its funds for sala-ries and benefits. In a healthy district, salaries and benefits would be at 80 percent, with 15 percent for utilities and 5 percent in reserve, Huddleston said. To balance the scales, he said, the district has not filled any open positions since December. Had the school board decided to immediately reduce salary outlays to 80 percent, it would have meant eliminating 98 of the district’s 1,400 positions. “You couldn’t cut 98 positions,” Huddleston said. “It would fall apart.” Instead, the board crafted a financial recovery plan that includes energy reduc-tion measures, eliminat-ing vacated positions and recoding several positions in the general fund. Huddleston expected the plan, submitted to the state Department of Education in January, to take approx-imately two years to fix the deficit in the fund balance. Woman, 80, loses $200K in scam IEDs found after man loses fingers in blastAssociated PressTAMPA — A Tampa man was arrested after authorities said Wednesday they found four homemade explosive devices in his home. A gas station employee called police Tuesday night, saying a man had injured his hands in a fireworks accident in the parking lot in. James Lee Minyard, 41, blew off the tips of his left middle finger and ring finger in the accident. He was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery, according to Tamp Police. While searching the scene, police found two homemade explosive devices. Police, FBI and other federal agents searched Minyard’s home and found a makeshift laboratory with four additional explosive devices, authorities said in a statement.


T he current U.S. Congress is unique in having three political parties: one Democratic and two Republican. GOP leaders have had limited success in keeping the deep divi-sions in their congressional ranks out of the public eye; they have had none at all in concealing the party’s increasingly acrimonious rift over immigration reform. The deep and widening divide features dueling think tanks, pits party heavyweights against each other, jeopardizes the party’s chance of reversing its slide among increasingly influential Hispanic voters, and tarnishes the presiden-tial prospects of some of its rising young stars. The bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight this week is to start putting the finishing touches on a longoverdue immigration bill, with its most controversial provision being an offer of an eventual path to citizenship to the estimated 11 mil-lion illegal immigrants living in the country. On the eve of Senate committee consideration, the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation ... issued a report saying that the proposed immigration bill would cost the taxpayers a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years. The report is said to be deeply flawed -predicting the future 50 years from now is suspect in itself -and Haley Barbour, a former Mississippi governor, GOP national chairman and all-around party statesman, dismissed the Heritage study as “a political document; it’s not a very serious analysis.” The bill’s backers have a study by their own think tank, the American Action Forum, headed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the for-mer head of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economic adviser to GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, also a member of the Gang of Eight. Holtz-Eakin’s study predicts that the U.S. economy and population will stagnate because of low birth rates and that immigration reform will boost annual gross domestic product by a percentage point and reduce the federal deficit by $2.5 trillion over 10 years. Depending on how the immigration debates plays out, when people talk about a “two-party system” they may be talking about the Republicans, with the Democrats in the role of designated national kibitzer. OPINION Thursday, May 9, 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 Gov. Rick Scott’s pen might need a refill after last week. The governor’s been sign-ing bills into law at a fast pace. However, none were more import than ... when he put his “John Hancock” on a bill to rein in lawmakers and how they conduct their business. We thank him for his role in improving state government by trying to rid the Capitol of corruption. Ethics reform had been a priority of state Sen. Don Gaetz, the Senate president, and we congratulate him for getting his colleagues in both chambers to agree to the improvements. We have followed the reform bills through committees and along the way urged lawmakers to better police themselves. The legislation was closely watched by those who want to see all levels of government more transparent and public officials do the people’s business rather than use an office for personal enrichment or monkey business. Among those was Integrity Florida, the independent government watchdog group formed this year. “Governor Scott delivered on his commitment to ethics and integrity in government to strengthen the public trust,” Dan Krassner, Integrity Florida’s execu-tive director said in an email after Scott signed the bill. “Passing stronger ethics laws is a good way to improve Florida’s reputation and our state’s ability to attract jobs.” Krassner pointed out that a key to the legislation is better enforcement and investigation of public offi-cials. Before the new law, citizens had to file ethics complaints and do much of the legwork, including providing evidence of malfeasance. Many lack the know-how on where to start the ball rolling. Besides, asking for information can be intimidating to laymen. Now, the Ethics Commission can initiate investiga-tions based on referrals from the governor, the Department of Law Enforcement or the state and U.S. attorneys. Bringing trained investigators with a knowl-edge of the law will not only help with complaints but likely speed the process. “The lead ethics enforcement agency will finally gain new tools to address public corruption in all aspects of government,” Kassner said. “Floridians will have easier access to financial disclosure reports from our officials so we can hold them accountable for potential conflicts of interest. “It is encouraging that our state leaders have passed such comprehensive improvements to Florida’s ethics laws.” The League of Women Voters of Florida also issued the following statement: “After 37 years of waiting, Florida’s citizens will finally see improved ethics standards, including increased transparency of financial disclosures and a stronger Ethics Commission. Florida ranks as one of the nation’s worst in terms of corruption by elected officials, and the governor was right on point to approve this legislation.” When Gaetz began his two-year term in office as president of the Senate, he had hopes his sensible, reasoned leadership would be effective. Getting eth-ics reform passed showed he understands the role of lawmakers. Sound ethics reform On immigration, split widens ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Graduates, heed Jefferson, not Obama T homas Jefferson said to keep a close eye on government and oth-ers chimed in that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Phooey, says President Barack Obama. He recently told graduating college students in Columbus, Ohio, to ignore those thus intervening in their snooze time. “Unfortunately,” he said in a commencement address at Ohio State University, “you’ve grown up hear-ing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems,” and maybe he’s right. Maybe some of those students did study the found-ers who told us government is nec-essary -but watch out. “Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works,” Obama said. “’They’ll warn that tyr-anny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted.” Jefferson, who helped instigate this brave, creative, unique experi-ment, remained sufficiently wary of what could lurk around the corner to notice that our second president, John Adams, had betrayed the First Amendment with assaults on a free press. Jefferson ran against him and became our third president, helping to curb an egregious excess that was hardly this republic’s last. Today, an equally clear betrayal of a Constitution that aims to limit government is the deployment of 165,000 pages of regulations as a way to keep Americans from mak-ing their own decisions. Some of these rules obviously do some good, even as others shrink liberty, tie it up and sit on it. Not a few of them stifle our economy and others threaten ordinary citizens with prison for performing such seemingly legal acts as fixing clogged toilets in a home for retired military employees. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, an engi-neer performing this good deed ran afoul of an environmental rule through a perfectly innocent act. He now has a criminal record. A bipartisan congressional task force is addressing this business of criminalizing so much so stupidly and, I might say, tyrannically, but don’t get excited about the pos-sibilities of Washington otherwise retreating from its regulatory binges. The Obama administration took an awful record from the Bush administration and made it worse. It added to the economic cost of regulations by more in one year -2012 -than happened in the com-bined first terms of both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to a report by the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. This administration’s regulatory overkill is coming our way from an Environmental Protection Agency that itself poses threats to our future, new consumer rules that make our market less free and Wall Street regulations that some top critics think do nothing to improve anything and do much to make things worse. And by the way, here comes more Obamacare. We’re talking about gobs of new taxes, scary new unaffordable budget costs, higher insurance pre-miums, health care perplexities of all kinds and so many unintended consequences surrounding us that defense may be impossible. Your president -who did ask the Ohio State students to involve them-selves in the governing process -calls this self-rule, but understand that no member of Congress prob-ably had more than the vaguest understanding of a 2,000-page mea-sure that is being translated into many thousands more pages of reg-ulations by essentially unaccount-able agencies. And understand, too, that Obama doesn’t really care about self-rule, anyway. His thing is Obama-rule. After all, this administration of his simply rewrote a Bush-era educa-tion law and stopped deportation of young illegal immigrants without required authorization from another branch of government known as Congress. It has also gummed up the economy through spendthrift policies, delivering the worst recov-ery from a recession since World War II. Growth is a trickle of what it should be, jobs are in hiding, we now have the highest poverty rates in half a century and median income is down 5.6 percent from the beginning of the recovery in June 2009. Was enactment of the pork-ridden, project-delayed, silliness-inun-dated stimulus tyranny? Maybe not, but it’s a vivid illustration of how Obama and his cronies have endlessly overreached through hubristic federal government that someday really, truly ought to give prudence a chance. Rescue, my friends, resides in the vigilance Obama fears. Q Pensacola News Journal Q Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado. Jay Q Scrips Howard News Service4AOPINION


May 9Book donationsWellborn Community Library, located at the Wellborn United Methodist Church at 12005 County Road 137 in Wellborn, is soliciting donations of books for its semi-annual used book sale. Books may be dropped at the library between 9 and noon on Tuesdays. To arrange free pickup, call Wellborn UMC pastor Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at (386) 754-8524 or (386) 688-1358. The used book and bake sale will be held during the Wellborn Blueberry Festival on June 8. Proceeds will benefit the library and the Wellborn United Methodist Church’s outreach programs.Environmental talkSave Our Suwannee Inc. will have a free pub-lic education program at 7 p.m. at the Alachua City Library, 14913 NW 140th St. in Alachua. Alisa Coe, an attorney for Earthjustice, will give a presenta-tion on “Stopping Slime and Protecting Florida’s Waters.”DAR meetingThe Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meet-ing at10:30 a.m. in at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (off Baya Avenue). Visitors are always wel-comed. For more informa-tion, call 752-2903.Event for mothersHospice of the Nature Coast will host “Mama-rama Blingorama,” an eve-ning of sparkle and glit-ter in celebration of moms from 5 to 7 p.m. at Your Hearts Desire, 1468 SW Main Blvd. There is no cost to attend. There will be raffles, refreshments, door prizes and special sales, jewelry, purses, acces-sories and much more. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Nature Coast. For more information, call 755-7714 or (866) 642-0962.Woodturners ClubBell Woodturners Club will meet in the Bell Community Center in Bell at 7 p.m. All experience lev-els are welcome. For addi-tional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086.Tea party meetingThe North Central Florida Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. The topic will be “Pros & Cons of Having a Constitutional Convention.” Our guest speakers will be Loren Enns from the Liberty Research Foundation and Keith Dunn from the John Birch Society. We will have copies of the American Patriot newspaper, tickets for our gun raffle, an update on the county commissions and other information. For more information, call John at (386) 935-1705 or Sharon (386) 935-0821 or go to: www.northcentral sale fundraiserA yard sale on behalf of the Gage Tanner Treatment Fund will be held today and Friday at 9009 129th Lane in Live Oak. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. both days. Funds raised will be used to defray medical expenses for Gage Tanner, a young boy suffering from brain cancer. To donate items for the sale, drop them off at 9009 129th Lane in Live Oak. Cash donations may be mailed to Gage Tanner Fund, Peoples Bank of Pearson, PO Box 839, Pearson GA 31642.May 10Veterans hiring fairFlorida Crown Workforce Board and Dollar General Stores will have a veterans hiring fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. Employers with job open-ings are encouraged to sign up at no cost. Veteran job seekers, active mili-tary, National Guard and Reserve members and mil-itary spouses are encour-aged to attend. Veterans should take copies of their DD214 or other proof of service. Employers should call Denise Wynne at (386) 755-9026 to register.Fish dinnerOur 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.Summer programThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accept-ing registrations for its summer program. Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are eligible. The program will run from June 5 through Aug. 9 and offers a vari-ety of activities, including sports, games arts and crafts and speial events. Cost is $265 per child. For more information, call the Boys Club at 752-4184.Afternoon teaHospice of the Nature Coast invites the public to “Afternoon Tea” at the Wings Education Center in the Lake City Plaza (on Main Boulevard) from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet the Hospice of the Nature Coast staff. Relax, receive information and ask any question you might have about hospice care and services. For more information, call Vicki Myers at (386) 755_7714 ext. 2411 or (866) 642-0962 (toll free). Visit us on the web at www.hospiceofthe Timothy G. BoyetteTimothy G. Boyette, 62, passed away April 11, 2013. He is sur-vived by his mother, Louise; his son, Mat-thew; and three brothers: Ed, Rick, and Al. Tim was a state certi-HGFRQWUDF tor. He owned TG Boyette Construction, American Con-crete Pumping Inc., and Boyette Concrete Pumping. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11 at noon in Mandi’s Cha-pel at Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center in Live Oak. Junavee E. Pearson Junavee E. Pearson, of Lake City, Florida, passed away May 6, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Pear-son, 89, was born Septem-ber 11, 1923 in Live Oak, Florida to Vir-ginia Moore. Mrs. Moore preceded her in death. She was a loyal and faithful member of Olivet Bap-tist Church. Husband James W. “Bobby” Pearson also precedes her in death. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, she will be missed by her family. Cherishing memories: children, Fedorice, Orlando, FL, Richard, Tommasine and Janiece, all of Lake City, FL; grandchildren, Kevin, Tomeka, Victor, Shaba-zz, Tracey, Leonard; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Her memory will al-ways be carried in our hearts. Funeral services for Mrs. Juna-vee Pearson will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. 901 NE Davis Street. Lake City, FL, Rev. Ronald Walters, Pastor. Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. “The Caring Professionals” Jimmy Dale SmithJimmy Dale Smith, age 48, resi-dent of Lake City passed away April 29, 2013 at Shands at Lake Shore. He was born to the late Sylvester and T-Ollie Smith in Pompano Beach, Florida. He graduated from Coconut Creek High School in 1982. He be-came a mem-ber of First Baptist Church in Collier City under the leadership of Reverend J.L. Talton.He left Pompano in 1984 to reside in Lake City un-til he was called to rest.He became memeber of Trin-ity Faith Outreach Minit-ries under the leadership of Pastor C.Y. Perry in 2011.Jimmy leaves to cherish his memories two children: Jimesha Smith of Tallahassee and Elijah Smith of Fort Lauderdale; two sisters: Brenda Pope of Lake City and Donna Johnson of Fort Lauderdale; one brother: Billy Ray Smith of Fort Lauderdale; a devoted Fiance Natalie Fay Copeland and her two honor-able sons: Demond and Brad-ley; Grandmother Nemo Ashley, of Jamaica; cousins: Tammy, Torrie, Tess, Tameka, Corinna, Treneca, Kelvin, Sylvester, Ron-ald and Sterling. A host of Great-neices, nephews, uncles, auntee, other relatives and dear friends. Funeral services for the late Mr. Jimmy Dale Smith will be Sat-urday, May 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, Chapel, Lake City, FL 32055. 3DVWRU&<3HUU\RIFLDWLQJArrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055 Willis O. Cooper L.F.DGrace Annette Willis Grace Annette Greene Wil-lis passed away May 4, 2013 in Haven Hospice, Lake City, Florida. She was born Feb-ruary 12, 1939 in Brooker, Florida to Bill Green and Ida Lilly Pearl Greene. Both preceded her in death. Mrs. Willis was edu-cated in the Okeechobee school system. Recognizing the need for salvation, she accepted Christ at an early age. She was united in Holy Matrimony to King Solomon Willis. Six brothers preceded her in death. Cherishing memories: children, William L. Greene and Vivian Willis Monroe; grandchildren, William Green, Landon Green, Lindsey Annette Green, Stacy Willis, Mario Jennings, Cerisa Buiey (Terrell), Rasha Reed; great grandchildren, Kierra, Tay-lor, Mae’Loni, Chaunci, Bronx, Kaiser, Scottlyn, Thailen; sis-ter, Johnie Mae Henderson; brothers, LeRoy Greene, Larry Henderson, Lavern Hender-son; aunts, Lucille Kelly, Ju-OLD*ULIQ&RUD3HWH$QQLHMae Pete; nieces and neph-ews, Teresa, Leroy Jr., Jackie, Casandra, Jody, Sylvonia, De-Morious, Leasha, and Toya; godson, Bishop C. Kenneth Troupe; hosts of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Willis will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013 at New Day Spring Mission-ary Baptist Church. 1321 NW Long Street, Lake City, FL. Rev. Lantz G. Mills, Pastor. The family will receive friends, Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. 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Donaway will also be addressing his fellow grad uates and guests. Donaway was selected to speak at the commence ment ceremony by Saint Leo University-Lake City Center Director Julie Turk based on recommendations from faculty members. Everyone seemed to agree he consistently demonstrated the univer sity core values of integrity, excellence, community and respect, said adjunct fac ulty member Vicki Oden. Donaway demonstrated a deep respect for the profes sion of educator as well as for those involved in his own education. The staff agreed Donaway went the extra mile to be supportive and will be a much needed male role model in the elementary school setting. The idea of becoming a teacher was one that built over time and was perpetu ated by my family Donaway said. He credits his mother and father, his own patience and persistence and volun teering in his mother-inlaws classroom for having led him to pursue a career as an educator. Commencement will be held at Florida Gateway College at 5 p.m. Friday COURTESY Philip Donaway of Lake City has been selected as student speaker at commencement ceremonies Friday for Saint Leo University. Aspiring teacher to be speaker at Saint Leo commencement BOY: House entered Continued From Page 1A The neighbor told police the boy came back out through the window and tucked some kind of clothing object into his pants, the report says. From the description the neighbor gave them, officers were able to find the three boys around the corner from the scene of the alleged burglary, the report says. Police officers called the suspects mothers, and after speaking with them, were able to recover the item of clothing, a pair of socks. The socks were found in the boys home inside his closet, the report said. The boy was arrested and taken to the Columbia County Detention Facility. The Department of Juvenile Justice in Gainesville later ordered jail officials to release the boy to his parents. The two other juvenile suspects face charges of accessory after the fact, the report said. They were released to their mother. COURT: Redistricting process being challenged Continued From Page 1A registered Democrats than Republicans in the state and President Barack Obama carried the state. The case before the Supreme Court concerns a proce dural question of whether a lawsuit challenging state Senate seats should be thrown out. Lawyers for the Legislature argue that the Supreme Court already reviewed the maps once and should dismiss the legal challenge. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has already rejected that argument and wrote that it flies in the face of case law. He cited prior Supreme Court and appellate rulings that said trial courts have jurisdiction over redis tricting challenges. The groups suing the state which include the League of Women Voters and the National Council of La Raza argue the case should pro ceed because theyve unearthed docu ments showing top GOP officials met in late 2010 to brainstorm redistricting with political consultants and legisla tive staffers. Lawyers for the League want the lawsuit to stay alive in order to go ahead with an even deeper factual inquiry on whether the Legislature drew the 2012 Senate map with improper intent. But court filings made by legislative lawyers in a Leon County court show that Fair Districts the group behind the initial amendments also used political consultants to draw up its own maps that would help out Democratic candidates. One email even showed how one consultant wanted to scoop as many Jews as possible out of two cities and put them in the Congressional district that is to home to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Another email stated that the underlying goal was to increase safe Democratic seats and the number of competitive seats. Dan Gelber, a former legislator and attorney for one of the groups challenging the maps, said it doesnt matter that Fair Districts which branded itself as a nonpartisan group seeking changes drew up maps weighted toward Democrats. Gelber said the goal of the consultants was to draw up maps that better reflected the intent of the Fair Districts standards. If the legislatures argument is that our map drawers were trying to achieve fairness in a state that had been illegally manipulated to create partisan imbalance, we fully agree, Gelber said in an email. But he added that it doesnt matter the intent of Fair Districts since ulti mately it was up to legislators to draw new districts. He argued that they were the ones who broke the law.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, May 9, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS Great Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Deals Sale prices in effect thru 5/3 We’re ALL Service & Smiles! TreatsBig Bar Asst. BOGO! SnacksSmall Can Asst. BOGO! Fruit Drink Citrus or MangoGallon Size BOGO! Peanut Butter Chocolate Triple Threat BOGO! Snack Crackers Single Serve Asst. BOGO! BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s team takes up the dirt for the last time on the Lady Tigers’ home field on in the Class 6A Region al Final against Mosley High on Sunday. The Lady Tigers leave today for Vero Beach and the Final Four. The road to Vero BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Ashley Shoup pitches against Mosley H igh as Kayli Kvistad (front) and Brittany Morgan (back) await the play on Sunday. Columbia’s softball team leaves for Final 4 today By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High’s softball team is boldly going where no team before it has gone before. The Lady Tigers made history on Sunday by reaching the Final Four for the first time in school his-tory. Now, the goal for the Lady Tigers is to make a lit-tle more history and return with a championship. Still, the excitement of just being alive for the chance to win the Class 6A State Championship at Vero Beach beginning Friday is more than head coach Jimmy Williams could have imagined. “It’s just now sinking in,” Williams said. “I finally started grinning a little bit this afternoon. We’re still practicing this part of the year, my score book is full and I have to get a new one. The girls are excited about the trip tomorrow. We’re pretty loose really. It’s one of the loosest practices we’ve had. It’s laid back and it’s going to be fun.” But the work isn’t over for the Lady Tigers. It’s not just about reaching the Final Four. Columbia is preparing to win the state title. “Mostly what we’re working on is working at swing-ing at strikes, because that’s been our downfall here late-ly,” Williams said. Columbia’s downfall hasn’t hurt the Lady Tigers yet as they’ve won three games to reach this point, but Williams is looking for more with the bats. “I think the excitement and nerves have made us a little unfocused on swinging at good pitches,” Williams said. “We can’t score from the dugout. We’re trying to fine tune the strike zone. Our focus is on strikes and the outside pitch.” The Lady Tigers are asking fans to line the streets today as they make their way to Vero Beach for the Final Four. Williams said that any fan that wishes to waive the Lady Tigers bye will be appreciated. “We’re going to leave at 9:30 a.m. and arrive around 4 p.m.,” Williams said. “To me, it’s a super big deal. The community is calling in wanting to donate. It’s just now sinking in to me how, what we have accom-plished, is pretty amazing. CHS continued on 4B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE SOFTBALL 7:30 p.m ESPN — SEC tournament, pairings TBD GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Players Championship, first round, at Ponte Vedra Beach MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 10 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Atlanta at San Francisco or Philadelphia at Arizona (9:30 p.m. start) NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 5, Ottawa at Montreal NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 5, N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh 9:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 5, Minnesota at ChicagoBASKETBALLNBA playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Tuesday New York 105, Indiana 79, series tied 1-1 Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93, series tied 1-1 Friday Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m.New York at Indiana, 8 p.m. Sunday San Antonio at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. Monday Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Coach of the Year Selected by a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters from the United States and Canada on a 5-3-1 basis.Coach 1st 2nd 3rd TotalGeorge Karl, Den 62 26 16 404Erik Spoelstra, Mia 24 17 19 190Mike Woodson, NY 6 28 13 127Gregg Popovich, SA 11 16 17 120Frank Vogel, Ind 3 11 12 60Lionel Hollins, Mem 6 4 13 55Mark Jackson, GS 3 6 14 47Tom Thibodeau, Chi 2 7 9 40Kevin McHale, Hou 1 3 3 17P.J. Carlesimo, Bkn 1 1 8V. Del Negro, LAC 1 1 8Larry Drew, Atl 1 1 6Doc Rivers, Bos 1 1 4Scott Brooks, OKC 3 3BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBBoston 21 12 .636 —Baltimore 20 13 .606 1 New York 18 13 .581 2Tampa Bay 14 18 .438 6 12 Toronto 13 21 .382 8 12 Central Division W L Pct GBDetroit 19 11 .633 —Kansas City 17 12 .586 1 12 Cleveland 16 14 .533 3 Minnesota 14 15 .483 4 12 Chicago 13 18 .419 6 12 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 20 13 .606 —Oakland 18 16 .529 2 12 Seattle 15 19 .441 5 12 Los Angeles 11 21 .344 8 12 Houston 9 24 .273 11 Today’s Games Oakland (Colon 3-1) at Cleveland (Kazmir 1-1), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3) at Colorado (Francis 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 4-0) at Washington (Haren 3-3), 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 4-0) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 3-2) at Boston (Lackey 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 2-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 1-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 1-3) at Houston (Harrell 3-3), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Cleveland at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.San Diego at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Texas at Houston, 8:10 p.m.Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBAtlanta 19 13 .594 —Washington 17 15 .531 2 Philadelphia 16 18 .471 4New York 13 16 .448 4 12 Miami 10 24 .294 10 Central Division W L Pct GBSt. Louis 20 12 .625 —Pittsburgh 18 14 .563 2Cincinnati 19 15 .559 2Milwaukee 15 16 .484 4 12 Chicago 13 20 .394 7 12 West Division W L Pct GBColorado 19 13 .594 —San Francisco 19 14 .576 12 Arizona 18 15 .545 1 12 San Diego 15 18 .455 4 12 Los Angeles 13 19 .406 6 Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3) at Colorado (Francis 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 4-0) at Washington (Haren 3-3), 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-4) at Arizona (Corbin 4-0), 9:40 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 1-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-2), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.San Diego at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.Philadelphia at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. College polls COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TUCSON, Ariz. — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through May 5, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pvs 1. Vanderbilt 41-6 497 1 2. North Carolina 42-4 496 2 3. LSU 43-6 494 3 4. Cal St. Fullerton 39-7 492 4 5. Oregon State 37-8 489 5 6. Oregon 37-11 488 6 7. N.C. State 37-11 485 7 8. Virginia 39-8 484 8 9. Florida State 38-9 482 9 10. Louisville 37-10 476 1111. UCLA 31-13 473 1212. Arkansas 32-16 469 1613. Oklahoma 34-14 467 1014. Arizona State 30-14-1 464 1315. Clemson 30-15 462 1416. South Carolina 33-14 459 1517. Pittsburgh 36-11 458 1718. New Mexico 30-17 456 1819. Stanford 26-16 452 222 0. South Florida 31-16 448 20 21. Indiana 35-9 444 2122. Cal Poly 31-14 440 2423. South Alabama 36-13 438 25 24. Mississippi St. 36-13 435 2825. Troy 35-12 432 —26. Rice 31-15 429 2727. Mississippi 33-16 427 2628. Sam Houston St. 31-17 424 —29. Kansas State 34-15 421 —30. Campbell 39-9 419 29 BASEBALL AMERICA DURHAM, N.C. — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through May 5 and previous ranking (vot-ing by the staff of Baseball America ): Record Pvs 1. North Carolina 42-4 1 2. Vanderbilt 41-6 2 3. LSU 43-6 3 4. Cal State Fullerton 39-7 4 5. N.C. State 37-11 5 6. Oregon State 37-8 6 7. Virginia 39-8 7 8. UCLA 31-13 9 9. Florida State 38-9 10 10. Oregon 37-11 11 11. Arkansas 32-16 14 12. Louisville 37-10 13 13. Arizona State 30-14 8 14. Indiana 35-9 16 15. South Carolina 33-14 15 16. New Mexico 30-17 17 17. Rice 31-15 19 18. Oklahoma 34-14 12 19. Clemson 30-15 18 20. South Alabama 36-13 20 21. Mississippi State 36-13 22 22. Virginia Tech 30-19 25 23. South Florida 31-16 — 24. Pittsburgh 36-11 — 25. Stanford 26-16 —GOLFGolf week PGA TOUR THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Ponte Vedra BeachSchedule: Today-Sunday.Course: TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72). Purse: $9.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.71 million. Television: Golf Channel (Today-Friday, 1-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-midnight) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 2-7 p.m.). Online: http:// LPGA TOUR Next event: Mobile Bay LPGA Classic, May 16-19, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings, Mobile, Ala. Last week: Cristie Kerr won the Kingsmill Championship for the third time, beating Suzann Pettersen with a par on the second hole of a playoff. Kerr has 16 LPGA Tour victories. Online: http:// CHAMPIONS TOUR Next event: Senior PGA Championship, May 23-26, Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis. Last week: Esteban Toledo became the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history, beating Mike Goodes with a par on the third hole of a playoff in the Insperity Championship. Online: http:// EUROPEAN TOUR Next events: Volvo World Match Play Championship, May 16-19, Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort, Kavarna, Bulgaria; Madeira Islands Open, May 16-19, Santo da Serra Golf Club, Santo da Serra, Madeira Islands. Last week: Brett Rumford won the China Open to become the first Australian in 41 years to win consecutive European Tour titles. The Ballantine’s Championship winner the previous week in South Korea, Rumford beat Finland’s Mikko Ilonen by four strokes. Australians Jack Newton and Graham Marsh won consecutive events in 1972, the first year of the tour. Online: http:// WEB.COM TOUR Next event: BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 16-19, Thornblade Club, Greer, S.C.; Greenville Country Club, Chanticleer Course, Greenville, S.C.; The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, S.C. Last week: Brendon Todd won the rain-shortened Stadion Classic at the University of Georgia. The former Georgia star became the third consecutive Bulldogs player to win the event. Russell Henley won in 2011 while still in school, and Hudson Swafford took the 2012 title.AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SOUTHERN 500 Site: Darlington, S.C.Schedule: Friday, practice (Speed, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 5-6:30 p.m.); Saturday, race, 6:45 p.m. (FOX, 6:30-10:30 p.m.). Track: Darlington Raceway (oval, 1.366 miles). Race distance: 501.3 miles, 367 laps.Next race: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, May 18, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. Online: http:// NATIONWIDE VFW SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO 200 Site: Darlington, S.C.Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying (ESPN2, 3:30-5 p.m.); race, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.). Track: Darlington Raceway (oval, 1.366 miles). Race distance: 200.8 miles, 147 laps.Next race: History 300, May, 25, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Next race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200, May 17, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. FORMULA ONE SPANISH GRAND PRIX Site: Barcelona, Spain.Schedule: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 8-9:30 a.m.; Saturday, prac-tice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 8-9:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 7:30-10:30 a.m., 2-5 p.m.). Track: Circuit de Catalunya (road course, 2.89 miles). Race distance: 190.8 miles, 66 laps.Next race: Monaco Grand Prix, May 26, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Online: http:// NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING NHRA SOUTHERN NATIONALS Site: Commerce, Ga.Schedule: Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10-11 a.m.); Saturday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.). Track: Atlanta Dragway.Next event: NHRA Kansas Nationals, May 17-19, Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, Kan. Online: http:// IZOD INDYCAR Next race: Indianapolis 500, May 26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis. Last week: Andretti Autosport’s James Hinchcliffe won the Sao Paulo 300 for his second victory of the year, passing Takuma Sato on the final turn. The Canadian also won the opener at St. Petersburg. Online: http:// OTHER RACES AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES: American Le Mans Monterey, Saturday (ESPN2, Sunday, 4-6 p.m.), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif. Online: http:// www.alms.comHOCKEYNHL playoffs FIRST ROUND Tuesday Ottawa 3, Montreal 2, OT, Ottawa leads series 3-1 N.Y. Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 4, series tied 2-2 Chicago 3, Minnesota 0, Chicago leads series 3-1 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3, San Jose wins series 4-0 Today N.Y. 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SHOW 340 318 545(5:15) “The Ref” (1994) ‘R’ “Legendary” (2010, Drama) Patricia Clarkson, John Cena. ‘PG-13’ “Bulletproof Monk” (2003, Action) Chow Yun-Fat, Jaime King. ‘PG-13’ Gigolos (N) The Borgias BRIEFS YOUTH SOCCER CYSA accepting summer sign-ups Columbia Youth Soccer Association is taking registration for its Summer Soccer League for ages 3-16. All teams are gender specific. Fee of $75 includes jersey, shorts, socks and year-end award Register at columbia RUNNING Chances For Children 5K The Chances For Children 5K is 8 a.m. May 18 in downtown Lake City. Register at www. under racing and running and be guaranteed a T-shirt, or in person at Carquest Auto Parts on Pinemount Road. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. For details, call Michelle Richards at 208-2447.Marineland 5K race May 18 The MarinelandIn-Motion 5K Race & Exploration Walk Fundraiser is 9 a.m. May 18. Proceeds benefit Marineland Military Support Retreat and Community Forum. Registration fee of $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 18 and younger includes a shirt and free general admission to Marineland’s Dolphin Adventure. Register at / Marineland. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:45 a.m. sharp. For details, call John November at (904) 525-3042. CHS CHEERLEADING Cheer clinic set for Saturday A Columbia High cheer clinic for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the CHS gym. Cost of $20 includes snack. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; performances begin at 11:45 a.m. For details, call Maci Dukes at 755-8080. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Skeet shoot set for May 18 The Fort White Quarterback Club’s 2nd Annual 5 Stand Skeet Shoot fundraiser is 9 a.m. May 18 at the Fort White Gun Club. A single round of 25 shots costs $40. A title sponsorship is available for $1,000, and there are shooting stand and skeet trap sponsorships for $100. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a raffle at 2 p.m. For details, call Harold Bundy at 365-5731. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The Columbia High Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. Columbia football players and parents are selling tickets for BBQ chicken lunches. These lunches will be available at the CHS football concession stand area from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, the day of the Purple & Gold game. Lunch orders of 10 or more at one business can request delivery if the buyer is unable to pick them up. For details, call Allen Masters at 292-0725. GIRLS CLUB Summer sign-up begins Wednesday Registration for the Lake City Recreation Department Girls Club’s summer program begins Wednesday. Girls ages 6 (who have completed the first grade) through 13 are eligible. Cost is $250 on a first-come basis. For details, call Terri Phillips or Tara Krieghauser at 719-5840. RECREATION May Day event moved to June 1 Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North’s second annual May Day has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at Memorial Stadium. The City of Lake City and Columbia County are co-sponsors. Activities include bounce houses, water slides, entertain-ment, games, face painting and adult men and women flag football games. General admission is $5. City and county employees will receive free admission and lunch. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095.Q From staff reports


Eli Witt put a new driver in play and used it to nail down a +12 finish in the Saturday blitz. Witt was pushed hard by Randy Sommers, who posted a fine +10 for second place. Terry Hunter was in third with +5. Jerry Smith had two skins to split the pot with Hunter and Witt. Dennis Crawford (+9) started his round par-eagle-birdie and hung on to edge Barney Hart (+8) in the A flight of Wednesday’s blitz. Don Howard and Cory Depratter tied for third at +5. Ed Snow continued his hot streak to tie Corey Bannister at +6 in B flight. Shelton Keen, Jerry West and Dave Blair knotted at +3 for third place. Keen’s birdie on No. 17 held up for a skin and a small pot hole win. Other skins went to Crawford (2), Chad Hunter and West. Don Howard and Codi Hudson traded birdies en route to a first place dead-lock at +8 in the A flight of Sunday’s blitz. Buddy Slay and Joe Paul also had their share of birdies for a second-place tie at +7. The day’s third tie was between Mickey Wilcox and Bruce Ford at +9 in B flight. David Rhodes took solo third with +4. Closest to the pin winners were Brandon Goss on No. 5, Scott Kishton on No. 7, Howard on No. 15 and Paul on No. 17. Paul shared the skins pot with Randy Sommers, Hank Rone and Steve Thomas. Putters didn’t count in the LGA “tee to green” format. Katrina Counts, Jan Davis and Faye Warren let their long game do the talking and finished in a first-place tie at net 34. Sally Rivers was two strokes back in fourth, followed by Carol Felton another shot back in fifth. Jan Davis claimed the chip-in pot with her skill shot on No. 9. The Good Old Boys had two close matches and a host of good individual scores. The first close match ended in a one-point win for the threesome of Don Howard, Bill Rogers and Tony Branch over the trio of Monty Montgomery, Jim Bell and Dan Stephens. Match two was also a onepointer, this time in favor of the team of Ed Snow, Dave Cannon, Joe Persons and Stan Woolbert, 5-4, over the team of Jerry West, Eli Witt, Emerson Darst and Paul Davis. Match three was the only yawner, with the team of Dennis Hendershot, Shelton Keen, Larry Ward and Jim Stevens taking a 7-4 win over the foursome of Marc Risk, Bobby Simmons, Rob Brown and Bill Wheeler. Risk (38-36-74) headed the list of medalist contend-ers. Howard was a close second with 37-38-75. Others in the hunt were Hendershot (77), Woolbert, West and Bell with 78, and Snow, Montgomery and Stephens with 79. Upcoming events:Q Friday, ARC tournament, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start (course closed until 2 p.m); Q Saturday, The Players; Q May 17, Kiwanis charity tournament, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start (course closed until 12:30 p.m.). Tim Tortorice breezed to a +10 finish to blow away the field in the Wednesday Blitz. Tortorice reeled off three birdies in a row on Nos. 6, 7 and 8. which rewarded him with 12 quick points on the way to his winning total. Second place went to Joe Herring at +7. Skin winners were Jack Tuggle, Randy Heavrin, Don Horn (2), Herring and Tortorice. Closest to pin winners were Horn on No. 3, Tuggle on No. 5, Heavrin on No. 11, Horn on No. 15 and Heavrin on No. 17. Friday Dogfight results were: first-Gerald Smithy +6; second (tie)-Tim Tortorice and Jack Tuggle +4. Skin winners were Bob McGraw, Tony Johnson (3), Ralph Minster (2), Smithy, Tortorice and Tuggle. Closest to pin winners were Johnson on No. 3, Tuggle on No. 5, Tortorice on No. 11, Tuggle on No. 15 and Johnson on No. 17. The Wednesday Scramble resulted in a playoff as two teams posted 5 under par. The team of Phillip Russell, Bill Ryan, Tony Johnson, and Richard Duebler made birdie on the first playoff hole to take the win. The two 5-under teams had one shot at the pot. Neither hole was the lucky number, so a big pot rolls over again. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. to pick teams at 5 p.m. for the scramble. All are welcome. Tuesday Twilight match winners were: Q First flight — Bob and Carole McGraw +8, Todd and Tiara Carter +4, Dion and Jan Cole even; Q Second flight — Joe Herring and Tony Johnson +5, Randy Heavrin and Larry Boone +7, Mike and Patti Kahlich +2; Q Third flight — Billy Ryan and Ken Kellum +1, Phillip and Brooke Russell +13. Upcoming events:Q Saturday — Elite Academy Youth Baseball Tournament, 8 a.m. shot-gun start; Q May 18 — Voices for Children Guardian Ad Litem Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER GOLF THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 3B GOLF REPORTS GOLF BRIEFS QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff Tortorice breezes in blitz New driver helps Witt win Elite Academy Baseball tourney The Elite Academy Youth Baseball Team Golf Tournament is 8 a.m. Saturday at Quail Heights Country Club. Format is four-person scramble. Entry fee of $240 per team includes lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $110. Proceeds go to the Elite Academy 9U, 10U, and 12U baseball teams for the USSSA AA World Series in June and July. For details, call Audrey Sikes at 623-4004.Lake City Kiwanis tourney May 17 Heritage Bank of the South presents the Kiwanis Club of Lake City’s annual Coach Joe Fields Golf Tournament on May 17 at The Country Club at Lake City. Entry fee of $60 includes green fee, cart, happy cart and lunch. Hole sponsors are $50 or $100 for combination golf and sponsor. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds go to Kiwanis youth programs and future parks in Columbia County. For details, call Norbie Ronsonet at 752-2180 or Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Elks Lodge charity tourney June 1 Lake City Elks Lodge’s annual charity golf tournament is June 1 at The Country Club at Lake City. Format is four-person scramble with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $50 per person includes hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Hole sponsors are $100 and include a golf entry. Sign-up sheets are at the pro shop or Elks Lodge; register by May 24. For details, call Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266.Pat Daniels Fort White tournament The Pat Daniels Memorial Tournament for the benefit of the Fort White Quarterback Club is June 1 at Quail Heights Country Club. Format is three-person scramble with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-up begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee of $50 per person includes steak lunch. Tee sponsorships are $100 and team sponsorships are $250 for three players and a tee sponsorship. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302.Q From staff reports Photo courtesy of NGA TourLake City native Blayne Barber (second from left) is joi ned by wife and caddie Morgan Barber at the check presentation for Barber’s win at the S avannah Lake Village Classic. Barber wins Savannah Lakes Village ClassicNGA Tour releaseMcCORMICK, S.C. — The Savannah Lakes Village Classic has always been considered a mini major to golfers on the NGA TOUR. And while this year’s event played more like a British Open than the Masters, the player-favorite tournament again lived up to its reputation. There were three different leaders in the third round and the names atop the leaderboard were ones that will be remembered for many years to come. Lake City’s Blayne Barber, Jon Curran and Matt Hendrix battled each other — and the weather — incessantly on Saturday at Monticello Golf Club before Barber posted a pair of late birdies to take a two-stroke lead. The intensity of the group had a final-round feeling, which proved apropos after heavy rains washed out the final round on Sunday, giving Barber his second NGA Tour Pro Series victory in just his sixth start. “I went out there on Saturday and approached it like it was the final round. That was my mindset,” said Barber, who finished at 9-under par and earned $28,000 for the victory. “It’s great to play with guys like Matt and Jon. Matt has experience on the PGA and tours and Jon has two wins on the NGA Tour this season and played on the PGA Tour last week. Playing with other guys that are doing well certainly compels you to do well yourself.” After Curran moved three shots ahead with seven holes left to play on Saturday, Barber, a for-mer Auburn All-American, would need a compelling finish to earn his first win of 2013. “The first 11 holes today were a grind,” said Barber, who finished T24 in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open. “The conditions were tough, the greens were firm and the pins were tucked. I really was struggling to stay patient. (Wife and caddie) Morgan just kind of reminded me of some truth and prayed for me and where we were. After that, I was able to stay patient, made a chip No. 16 and then birdied 17. It was a struggle, but patience paid off.” The chip-in birdie on No. 16 gave Barber his first lead of the event and the birdie on No. 17 allowed the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team member to finish the third round with a 2-under 70 and a two-stroke lead over Hendrix. Woods goes from red carpet to TPC SawgrassBy DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH — One night after making his red carpet debut in New York, Tiger Woods was on a golf course that hasn’t treated him very well over the years. Woods said it took him a week to get over his tie for fourth at the Masters. Next up is The Players Championship, where he has won only once in 15 years and has just one top 10 since that victory in 2001. “If you’re not playing well, you’re going to get exposed,” Woods said. Woods was at full exposure Monday night at the Met with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. For someone who has demanded so much privacy off the golf course, he attended the Costume Institute Gala. Vonn was a guest of Vogue. He posed on the red carpet wear-ing a black suit, while the Olympic ski champion wore a long white dress with see-through slits. The theme of the gala was “PUNK: Chaos to Coutre.” Woods has always been more about green jackets and claret jugs. “It was certainly different,” Woods said. “Lindsey wanted to try and grow her brand. She’s come out with a new perfume and makeup line, so that was a big thing for her and I’m supporting it. As you know, I’m not really big into fash-ion stuff. The theme was pretty interesting, because obviously I remember some of that stuff when I was a kid. But I certainly didn’t wear that stuff.” Are more red carpets on the horizon? “We’ll see,” Woods said. “Maybe I can just go in jeans and a T-shirt or something.” Woods is used to the attention as the primary focus of golf since he won the 1997 Masters. He was reminded of how much fans pay attention to him at the Masters, where he was involved in an unusual rules situation that won’t seem to go away. It started with Woods’ third shot hitting the flag on the 15th hole and bounc-ing back into the water on the opening hole. Woods unknowingly took an ille-gal drop, but he wasn’t told about the possible infrac-tion until after he signed his card. Augusta National took the blame, with com-petitions chairman Fred Ridley saying it didn’t initially notice the viola-tion and chose not to ask Woods about it before he signed his card. Eventually, he was given a two-shot penalty but allowed to stay in the tournament — instead of being disqualified for sign-ing an incorrect scorecard — under Rule 33-7 that gives a committee discre-tion to waive the disqualifi-cation penalty. The U.S. Golf Association and Royal & Ancient last week said the Masters was within its right not to dis-qualify Woods. He wound up four shots out of the lead in a tie for fourth, his 15th consecutive major without winning. Woods said it took him a week to get over his per-formance at the Masters. He said he was surprised that the drop and how it was handled was still being debated. “I think Fred explained it pretty well,” Woods said. “For some reason, evident-ly that wasn’t accepted.” Woods said he if saw a violation on television, he would not call it in. Television viewers — in the case of the Masters, it was David Eger, a respect-ed rules expert — have been calling in what they think are rules violations for years. “I don’t ever see myself calling in and saying that Kobe (Bryant) traveled or things like that, or an offensive lineman held,” he said. “But it’s our sport. And that’s what we’ve done and we’ve accepted.” Woods, who now has gone eight appearanc-es without winning the Masters, said he didn’t stop thinking about it until he resumed practice a week later. He reserved his com-ments to the shot where all the debate began — a wedge that turned out to be too good. Woods was tied for the lead on the 15th hole in the opening round, and if the ball did not hit the flag, he likely would have had no more than about 5 feet for birdie. “Unfortunately, I hit a good shot and got a bad break,” Woods said. “But I still had an opportunity over the next 36 holes to get it back ... and I just didn’t do it.” Woods doesn’t have much of an answer when it comes to the TPC Sawgrass. He has failed to crack the top 20 eight times, the most of any tournament he has played. He is the No. 1 play-er in the year, and looks like it. In his last three events, he has won twice and tied for fourth. How that trans-lates to the TPC Sawgrass is unpredictable. Scott tries to return to earthAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH — The worst thing about returning to golf for Adam Scott is that he had to leave the green jacket behind. In the three weeks since becoming the first Australian to win the Masters, Scott says he has walked to his closet each morning and slipped on the green jack-et. He left that behind at his home in the Bahamas. Now it’s back to golf at The Players Championship. Scott spent a few days in New York after winning the Masters, and the rest of the time he has been on an island. He says he was tempted to go home to Australia to celebrate, but he is reminding himself that the season is still young. He wants to win more majors. The Players Championship gets under way Thursday with the strongest field in golf.Singh suing PGA over proposed suspensionPONTE VEDRA BEACH — Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour on Wednesday for exposing him to “pub-lic humiliation and ridicule” during a 12-week investiga-tion into his use of deer antler spray that ended last week when the tour dropped its case against him. The lawsuit was a surprise, and so was the tim-ing — the day before The Players Championship, the flagship event on the PGA Tour held on its home course where Singh has honed his game for the last two decades.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04204B CHSFrom Page 1B Open competition for Tigers By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High began its second week of spring prac-tice this week with head coach Brian Allen’s eyes turned toward the Purple & Gold Game on Friday. While the coaching staff is looking at all areas, one that is sure to stand out for the fans is the quarterback competition after the gradu-ation of Jayce Barber. “As usual, most of the times in the spring, defense has been having some pret-ty good practices,” Allen said. “We know it takes (the offense) a little longer to get going. They have a bunch of new guys and the com-munication has to get there with three kids trying to compete for quarterback. I was happy with yesterday’s practice. Each day seems to get better, because they’re not thinking as much.” Allen said the job is anybody’s to win with Austin Williams, Jake Thomas and Nate Taylor looking to win the position. “Nobody is in the front and nobody is in the back.,” Allen said. “The position is out there for someone to take. There’s a senior and rising sophomores compet-ing for it. We’ll take it into the summer and the deci-sion will be made after that. If we have a kid emerge in the summer, I’ll name a starter.” While Allen wouldn’t say if anyone had an advantage in the competition, he pointed out that each quarter-back had good qualities to lead the Tigers. “Taylor is probably one of the hardest working kids in the program,” Allen said. “He comes in and gets work every day. He wants to learn every day. He was start-ing quarterback for junior varsity last year and had more reps than anyone last year. He came up to varsity at the end. Offseason, he hasn’t missed and you have to run him out of weight room. He’s working to get the most out of his potential. People should know him before he leaves the program whether at quar-terback or helping us win somewhere else.” As far as experience, Williams has been with the program the longest and knows the offense well according to Allen. “Austin, a senior, has been in the system,” Allen said. “That’s a good thing for him. He has that going more so than anybody else. That’ll be to his advantage. He’s the most mature of the three. He has good arm strength and that’s not a question. He has to contin-ue to learn and get better.” Despite being a sophomore, Thomas also has experience with the varsity. “Jake has been in camp and been a starting quar-terback in middle school,” Allen said. “He has the tools to be the guy. He just has to hone in on the skills and study the game as much as possible. He got most of the reps when we set Jayce (Barber) at the end of the games blowing people out. We want to see him con-tinue to get better. He has all the tools.” Columbia’s Purple & Gold Game will begin at 6 p.m. with the junior varsity and middle school squads. Varsity will kick off around 7 p.m. on Friday. “We get to see how they compete in a game,” Allen said. “It’ll be another good team period for us. It’s an extended team period. We get to coach them on the field a little bit and see them do things on their own. It’s free to the public. They’ll be able to see a preview of what we’ll be this year. We’re hop-ing for a good crowd.” BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Austin Williams takes snap d uring a Tigers’ football practice last week. Williams is competing this spring to be the Tigers’ starting quarterback in the fall. I always went down and watched the Final Four. I never in my wildest dream expected to be able to par-ticipate.” But Williams said the Lady Tigers have carried a lot of confidence in practice this week and they deserve a proper farewell. “The girls act like they expected to be here,” Williams said. “I don’t know how many people will par-ticipate. If one person does it, that’s a blessing. If 10 people do it, that’s great. The girls want to feel like the football team. They’re one of the better programs at the school and have been for the last six years. They’re wanting people to get behind it.” The trip is set to cost the team around $4,000. Williams said any contri-butions at all would help and that anyone wanting to make a contribution should contact Wendy Dohrn at (386) 623-3641. The Lady Tigers will leave the high school and make their way north on Marion, cut across at 100A and come back to go south on US-41 heading towards I-75. If anyone wants to make a contribution, any amount would be good. To make that contribution call Wendy Dohrn, about a $4,000 trip. Williams believes that traveling a day before the showdown will be an advan-tage for the Lady Tigers as they get to know the facility. “We’ll try to get a practice in and get up the next morn-ing before having breakfast at the hotel,” Williams said. “We’ll take some hitting and then we’ll have pictures at 2:30 p.m. The last 30 min-utes we’ll be in the infield. The fact that we get to go a little early, the day before, I think it will give us a chance to get at the facility, walk around and see how other teams do their routine. It’ll help us a lot so we won’t be completely in the dark. I don’t wanna drive all that way and get off the bus to play.” And the Lady Tigers won’t have to. The game comes Friday.


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HUNTER, INC. 1130 US Hwy 90 W (386) 752-5890 WE NOW HAVE ETHANOL FREE PLUS GASOLINEONLY AT INTENDED USES: • BOATS & WATERCRAFTS • COLLECTABLE VEHICLES • OFF-ROAD VEHICLES • MOTORCYCLES • SMALL ENGINES Lake City Reporter New Patient Exam and Necessary X-raysDO150, DO330First-time patient Reg. $136 $29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires May 31, 2013 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Patel386-755-5571{£-7"{]-'ˆi££U>Žinˆ>vœ`nœˆ}Across from the fairgrounds`Vi>i>ŽiVˆvVœ“ nn n n5 Shirts @ $2.22 each & 5 Pants or Jeansrnr LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-684-CACAMPUS USACREDITUNION,Plaintiff,vs.MILLAPEDIATRICS ASSOCI-ATES, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION, and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 29th day of May, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 4, SOUTH BANK PLACE, a subdivision according to he plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 19 of the Public Records of Co-lumbia County, FloridaThe aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 12-684-CAnow pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Ju-dicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.DATED this 29th day of April, 2013.P. DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05538761May 9 16, 2013 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE No.: 12000364CASPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., FORMERLYKNOWN AS AMERICAN GENERALHOME EQUITY, INC.,Plaintiff,vs.Joel A. St. Jacques, Ichetucknee For-est Owner’s Association, Inc. and Florida Credit Union;Defendants.NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2013 and entered in Case No. 12000364CAof the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein, SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, LegalINC., FORMERLYKNOWN AS AMERICAN GENERALHOME EQUITY, INC., is Plaintiff and Joel A. St. Jacques, Ichetucknee Forest Owner's Association, Inc. and Flori-da Credit Union, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash on the 3rd Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse locat-ed at 173 N.E. Hernando Ave., Lake City, FLat 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 29th day of May, 2013 the fol-lowing described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-ment, to wit:LOT20, Ichetucknee Forest, Block B, Phase 2, a subdivision accordingto plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 125-125B, of the Public Re-cords of Columbia County, Florida Street Address: 1055 SWLoncala Loop, Ft. White, FL32038and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff’s mortgage.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the list pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated at Lake City, Columbia Coun-ty, Florida, this 29th day of April, 2013.Dewitt CasonClerk of said Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkSEAL05538760May 9, 16 2013 INVITATION TO BIDTRANSPORTATION OF LEACH-ATEBID NO. 2013-BPlease be advised that Columbia County desires to accept bids on the above referenced item. Bids will be accepted until 11:00 a.m. on May 16, 2013 in the office of the Board of County Commissioners located at 135 NE Hernando Ave. Room 203, Lake City, Florida 32055.Specifications and bid forms may be downloaded at the County web site, Columbia County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to accept the bid in the County’s best interest.Dated April 30, 2013.Columbia County Board ofCounty CommissionersStephen E. Bailey, Chairman05538624May 2, 9, 2013 LegalIRS AUCTION :Open to the public. June 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Co-lumbia County Courthouse173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL32055. Registration at 9:30 AM /In-spection by drive-by only. Selling a 1,257 (897 heated) sq. ft. 3 bed/1 bath SFR built in 1995 situated on 0.237 acres located at 689 SE Syca-more Terrace, Lake City, FL32025. Parcel No. 00-00-00-13568-000. Minimum bid: $12,000.00. For more information, including pictures, terms and driving directions visit our website at Under the authority in In-ternal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described above has been seized for nonpayment of inter-nal revenue taxes due from Michael S. Conner. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by In-ternal Revenue Code section 6335 and related regulations. Only the right, title, and interest of Michael S. Conner in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the In-ternal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encum-brances, which may be useful in de-termining the value of the interest being sold. Payment terms: 20% of the successful bid is due upon ac-ceptance of said bid with the balance due on July 8, 2013. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasurer's check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more in-formation contact Paul Reed, Proper-ty Appraisal & Liquidation Special-ist, at (770)826-1271 or visit the website listed above.5/9/1305538773May 9, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 08-367-CACOLUMBIATIMERBLAND, LTD., a Florida limited partnership,Plaintiff,vs.EVELYN D. MASSEYand STATE OF FLORIDADEPARTMENTOF REVENUE,Defendants.NOTICE OF JUDICIALASALE BYTHE CLERKNOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on April 10, 2013, in the above-styled cause now pending in said court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Columbia County Court-house, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida in accordance with Florida law at 11:00 a.m. on LegalMay 15, 2013, the real property and personal property described as fol-lows:Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 7, Township 6 South, Range 17 East, Columbia County, Florida and run thence S 8938’15” E along the South line of said Sec-tion 7, 1257.24 feet; thence N 020'48” E, 667.95 feet; thence S 8938'15” E, 1707 feet; thence N 020'48” E, 671.49 feet; thence S 8938'15” E, 1300.06 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 8938’15” E, 650.03 feet; thence N 020’48” E, 671.46 feet; thence N 8938'15” W, 650.03 feet; thence S 020'48” W, 671.46 feet to the Point of Beginning. The West 30 feet of said lands being subject to an ease-ment for ingress and egress.Together with a 60-FTRoad Ease-ment in Tustenuggee WoodsAstrip of land 60 feet in width being 30 feet each side of a centerline de-scribed as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 7, Township 6 South, Range 17 East, Columbia County, Florida and run thence S 8938’15” E along the South line of said Section 7, 1257.24 feet; thence N 020’48” E, 667.95 feet; thence S 8938’15” E, 17.07 feet to reference point “L” and the Point of Beginning; thence continue S 8938’15” E, 1300.06 feet to refer-ence point “M”; thence continue S 8938’15” E, 1300.06 feet to refer-ence point “N”; thence continue S 8938’15” E, 1333.47 feet to the West right-of-way line of County Road No. C-131 and the Point of Termination. Also begin at reference point “L” and run thence N 020’48” E, 671.46 feet to the center point of a cul-de-sac having a radius of 50 feet and the Point of termination. Also begin at reference point “M” and thence N 020’48” E, 2014.38 feet to the Point of Termination. Also begin at reference point “N” and run thence N 020’48” E, 671.46 feet to the cen-ter point of a cul-de-sac having a ra-dius of 50 feet and the Point of Ter-mination.Said sale will be made pursuant to and in order to satisfy the terms of said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated: 4/16/2013P. DEWITTCASONBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy ClerkSEAL05538618May 2, 9, 2013 LegalNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ENACTMENTOF ORDI-NANCE BYTHE CITYCOUNCILOF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDANOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that City Council Ordinance No. 2013-2034, which title hereinafter appears, will be considered for enactment on second and final reading by the City Council of the City of Lake City, Florida, at public hearing on Mon-day, May 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters can be heard in the City Council Meeting Room, City Hall located at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. Copy of said ordi-nance may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, located at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, during regular business hours. On the date, time and place first above mentioned, all interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the ordinance.CITYCOUNCILORDINANCE NO. 2013-2034AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITYCOUNCILOF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, REVI-SING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE FOUR (4) SEPARATE ELECTION DISTRICTS, CONSISTING OF DISTRICTS 10, 12, 13 AND 14, CREATED BYAND DESCRIBED IN SECTION 301(c) OF ARTICLE III OF THE CITYCHARTER, AS AUTHORIZED AND REQUIRED BYSECTION 301(e) OF ARTICLE III OF THE CITYCHARTER; RE-DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF EACH DISTRICT10, 12, 13, AND 14 TO INSURE THATEACH SEPARATE DISTRICTHAS AP-PROXIMATELYTHE SAME NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTES; PROVIDING THATTHE GENERALLAWOF THE STATE OF FLORIDAON THE SUBJECTOF ELECTIONS SHALLAPPLYTOALLCITYELECTIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF CONFLICTS WITH THE CITYCODE AND CITYCHARTER; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEALOF ORDINAN-CES IN CONFLICTWITH ANYOF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR ASEVERABILITYCLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR THE INCLU-SION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN THE CITYCODE; AND PROVID-ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any in-terested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any con-tinuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hear-ing and that no further notice con-cerning the matter will be published. All persons are advised that, if they Legaldecide to appeal any decision made at the public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to en-sure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record in-cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if any accom-modations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact Joyce Bruner, Office of City Manag-er, 1-386-719-5768.AUDREYE. SIKESCity Clerk05538781May 9, 2013 100Job OpportunitiesDelivery Drivers/ Independent Contractors need reliable minivans or covered pickups for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958. Food Service Director Experience with menu planning, budgeting, ordering, scheduling and strong leadership skills. Please send resume to: WillowBrook 1580 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL32056 Hall’s Pump & Well & Carolyn Height WaterCompany Is seeking an experienced Pump Repair Technician for our Water Treatment and Pump Repair Department. Those who meet the following requirements Need Apply : High school diploma, Class Aor B drivers license, Drug & Alcohol free, & be mechanically inclined, Electrical helpful. Prehire Background check mandatory. Apply in person at 904 NWMain Blvd. L.C. 386-752-1854 Local Trucking Job: 30 yr Family owned company seeking quality drivers. Home daily, 401k, Blue cross health ins, company pd life ins, driver referral bonus, shuttle pay + many extras. Approximately 2100 miles/wk. 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LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, MAY9, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 2C 100Job OpportunitiesMECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Now Hiring Qualified Teachers in a positive Christian Environment. Please fax resume 386-755-3609 or Email P/THousekeeper needed for medical office. M-F 2pm – 7pm. Email resume to Part Time CDLDriver Branford Area. CLEAN Driving Record, minimum of 2 years experience, & Clean Appearance. Drug Free Workplace. Call 386-935-1705 Part Time Office Position For Busy Clinic Call 386-755-4390 120Medical EmploymentBilling Clerk Suwannee Valley Nursing Center is seeking a full time Billing Clerk Qualifications: 1+ years experience with accounts receivable / billing required. Proficient computer skills, Experience in Health Care setting will get preference. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For inquiries call Danny Williamson, Administrator at 386-792-7161 or Shrea McCoy, Human Resources at 386-792-7158 F/Tposition available in busy medical office M-F. 2 year degree. Req’d, Medical Terminology a plus.Send resume to Finance Officer/ Accountant Suwannee Valley Nursing Center is seeking a full time Finance Officer. Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Accounting (Required), 3+ years experience in Accounting, Experience in Health Care setting and with Medicare/ Medicaid will get preference. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For inquiries call Danny Williamson, Administrator at 386-792-7161 or Shrea McCoy, Human Resources at 386-792-7158 Medical Records Coding Manager Reports to Health Information Director Schedule M-F, 8AM – 4:30 PM Critical Access Hospital seeking Coding Manager. Will be responsible for overseeing Inpatient and Outpatient coding for the purpose of reimbursement and compliance withfederal regulations using ICD9(ICD10) and CPT classification systems. CCS or equivalent certification required with five years’ experience. Charge master knowledge a plus. Fax resume to (850)973-8158 or Contact Human Resources (850)973-2271 ext. 1906 EOE/DFW MESSAGE THERAPIST P/TPosition, Fax Resume 386-755-4556 140Work Wanted If you are looking for work to be done Pressure washing, tractor work, trimming limbs, .. a little bit of everything. Call 352-262-9157 240Schools & Education05537693Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $479next class5/13/2013• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class5/06/2013• LPN 9/16/2013 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies Lynn’s Pet Grooming now open. $25-$35 by appt. Owner may stay w/ pet during groom. Most small breeds. Takes 1-1.5hrs. 288-5966 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 HUGE MOVING SALE 5/10 & 5/11 8am-3pm, 121 SW Stafford Ct. Callaway Subd. Oak Dining Set, Entertainment Centers, Sofas, End Tables, Lighted China Hutch, Thomasville Triple Dresser Mirror & Chest, Glass Top Ranges, New D/W, Tools, TV, Desks, Chairs, Lift Chair. HH Items, Lamps, Clothes. Etc. 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Contact 386-623-3404 640Mobile Homes forSale(3) New 28x48 Horse Farm Cancelations being sold Under Wholesale Cost. $31,995 NO Dealers Please Home Only Price. Can Be seen at North Point Homes 4545 NW13th St., Gainesville, FL352-872-5566 2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. Dispaly Model Sale! Several 2012 and 2013 Models are ready to be sold to make room for the 2014 Models! Great Discounts on Select Jacobsen Models. Free approval by phone until 9 PM. North Pointe Homes, 441 N Gainesville. 352-872-5566 Land home Packages! Special Government Loans. Use Your Land As ADown Payment. Clayton Homes 904-772-8031 Late Model Repo's We have several late model Used and Repo Homes to pick from. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, FL352-872-5566 Palm Harbor Homes Check us out at http://www. plantcity/ $8500 off any Palm Harbor home purchased John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 MUSTSEE 2013 2x6 walls, R30 insulation, OSB wrap, house wrap, real wood cabinets, and thermal pain windows. Payment $399 per month call John T386-752-1452. WANTED…CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 650Mobile Home & LandGreat Buy! 3br/2ba immaculate MH on 5 beautiful acres. Pole barn, workshop, fire place $105,000 GingerParker 386365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate Owner Finance large 3/2 S. of Lake City. Small down $750mth 386-590-0642 or Owner Financed lrg 3/2 on 5 ac, S. of Lake City, small dwn $900 mth 386-590-0642 or 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05538497 $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 386-867-6319 or 365-7193 ALandlord You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentAmberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www Great area West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $700-$750 plus SEC .386-438-4600 or 965-5560 Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 Move in Special from $199-$399. 1, 2 & 3 br apts/MH. Also, larger 2/br. for $515. mo. Incl water. 386-755-2423 Newly remodeled 1bd/1ba & 2bd/1ba Call fordetails 386-867-9231 NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living room. $450. mo plus sec. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent1bd/1ba on 441 S, CH/A Close to town $500 + $250 deposit..Contact Blaine 386-623-3166 or 386-758-0057 2BD /1.5BA Country, South of Lake City, private river access. w/boat ramp, 2 garages, clean, $625 mo. + sec. 386-590-0642 2BR/1BA, Fenced in yard Recently remodeled $725 mo. $725. dep. Very clean. Contact 386-752-7578 3/1 Convenient to downtown. available May 5th. $ 600 per month. Taking applications. 386-623-2848 3bd/2ba brick home. Nice area. Near WillowBrook. Hardwood floors, CH/A. $950 mth. No pets. 1st&last. Call 965-0763 Brick 3br/1ba on 5 acres, 989 SWSuwannee Valley Road, Lake City, $750 mo. + $800 dep. Call 386-365-8543 Modern New Home3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, on 2 ac, 2,500sqft Fort White “3 Rivers Estates” $975 mo 1st+last +sec. Call 305-345-9907. 750Business & Office Rentals05538609'%$%%$ #!$%"$( r")# #(#$ "& r %$"$'""( $"$r$( rnn Medical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) Oakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 Only $825/mth. Utilities furnished 2128 SWMain, Ste. 101 (386) 752-5035 7 days 7-7 ABar Sales, Inc. 805Lots forSale Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #76668 $32,000, Buildable lot for site built homes only. In Forest Country. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #76668 $32,000, Buildable lot for site built homes only. In Forest Country. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 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/2BABrick home 2800 sqft. 2 car garage wheel chair friendly. Set on 3 fenced acres. High & dry Horizon & Lona. Has a in law quarter. $260,000 386-755-0927 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #81958-, $115,000. Must be 55+, 3br/2ba, Site Built w/ lots of room, split plan mstr suite, FL. Rm. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Spacious & Elegant! Gorgeous 4br/2ba brick home, Forest Country, newer roof, beautifully landscaped,$175,000 Ron Feagle 386288-2901 Hallmark Real Estate 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES priced $10,000 below property appraiser value! In SE Columbia County only $25,000 Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 Hallmark Real Estate 2 homes 20 acres! Main home w/large open rooms, high ceilings. Guest DWw/deck. Large workshop, $329,000 Janet Creel 386719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate Owner financed land 1/2 to 10 acre lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 Owner Financing on 5 beautiful acres for custom built or place your MH. Affordable priced at $32,000 Teresa Spradley 386365-8343 Hallmark Real Estate Wester Drive 26.93 acres beautiful pasture land, I-75 frontage, income producing billboards $106,374 Nate Sweat 386-6281552 Hallmark Real Estate 951Recreational Vehicles2004 25' Fleetwood Caravan Travel Trailer for sale. Good condition. AC Microwave Shower.$5,500.00 OBO For You! Call 755-5440Today NEED HELP!Let Us Write Your Classified Ad


DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who I believe is having an affair. I have no concrete evidence, only a slew of circumstantial evidence such as odd work hours, blocks of mystery time set aside at night in his cellphone’s day plan-ner, and evading questions about texts from females. I have no idea how to approach him, or if I even should. I wouldn’t know how to begin the conver-sation with him because I have no solid proof. I always considered him to be a decent individual, but in the back of my mind now I’m thinking, “He’s cheating on his wife!” What makes me uneasy is that it’s all based on my hunch. I’m usually pretty good with my hunches, though. Any words of wisdom would be welcome. -NICK IN NEW ENGLAND DEAR NICK: What are you doing going through your friend’s cellphone day planner and reading his texts? He doesn’t have to account to you for his time. If he wanted you to know what he’s doing, he would tell you. Right now the “friendliest” thing you can do is mind your own business. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I have worked at my job almost 10 years. Most of the own-ers are nice, and the staff is great. I like my job most days. I had a really bad week recently. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right. The week ended with a really angry text from my boss. He was right. I was in the wrong, and I apolo-gized. He sent me another text, still angry, and my whole weekend was ruined by it. I kept thinking how mad he was, and how in a few days, I’d start my week in the doghouse. How do I confront this issue? -STILL UPSET IN OREGON DEAR STILL UPSET: It would have been much better management if your boss had talked with you face to face about what was wrong with your per-formance. By now, your boss should have cooled off, and I suggest that you have a private chat with him and say that if he has a bone to pick with you, you would prefer to hear it from his lips rather than have it communicated in a text, which was hurtful. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: After my best friend of more than 20 years, I’ll call him Tim, told me his wife had cheat-ed on him, I confessed that I am in love with him. His response floored me. Tim announced that he has been in love with me all this time and can imagine growing old with only me. A friend told me I’m committing adultery with Tim because he is now in the process of leaving his cheating wife for me. Am I? We haven’t been intimate, nor do we plan to sleep with each other until the divorce is final. I have loved Tim far longer than she has been in the picture. Are we wrong to pursue a relation-ship? -CONFLICTED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CONFLICTED: If Tim has been in love with you all these years, he couldn’t have had much of a marriage. His wife’s infidelity was his “get out of jail” ticket and he took it. I don’t know what your “friend’s” definition of adultery is, but according to Webster’s dictionary, you’re not committing it. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Patience will be required and keep-ing pushy people at bay necessary. Evaluate whatever situation you encounter before reacting. Concentrate on making alternate plans if someone disrupts what you are try-ing to accomplish. Secure your position and your reputation. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Listen to what’s being said and offered. You will be able to make a move that will surprise some and delight others. Collaborating with some-one unique or quite dif-ferent from you will open up new opportunities for future endeavors. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Quick decisions must be based on fact, not fiction. Go over contracts carefully and flush out any fine print that may cause problems for you at a later date. Being proactive will enable you to stay ahead of any competi-tion you face. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keeping a steady pace will ensure success. What you do for others will bring rewards. Use your imagination and you will impress someone you’d like to get to know better. Love and romance are highlighted and special plans should be made. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Watch what’s going on around you. Someone may try to give you a false impression. Ulterior motives are apparent. You may have to change your plans to avoid getting trapped into doing some-thing you don’t want to do. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use your knowledge and expertise to get ahead. Step into the spotlight and you’ll impress everyone with your ideas, plans and presentation. Social networking will bring you in contact with someone spectacular. Don’t over-spend. Love is in the stars. +++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t give in. Instead, make the changes that will ensure you reach your goals. Uncertainty regard-ing a partnership should be handled with caution. Back away from anyone trying to control or take over. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have plenty of options and lots to do. Partnership changes can be beneficial if you state what you want and stick to your game plan. Follow your intuition when deal-ing with domestic situa-tions. Renovations will be tiresome but worthwhile. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Accept the inevitable and keep mov-ing forward. Open up to business or personal part-ners and you will be able to come up with solutions that will make everyone happy. Love is heading in your direction, so plan something romantic. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Set your goals high and strive for per-fection, detail and taking over whatever you pursue. Making alterations at home will make your surround-ings more comfortable and enhance your relationships with the special people in your life. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Listen, but don’t respond. Keep your plans a secret until you are ready to make your move. Expanding your living quarters or making domes-tic changes will give you greater maneuverability to pursue one of your goals. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your goals, friends and business associates will keep you busy. The timing for something you may have shelved in the past can be reopened. An interview will lead to a new beginning. Love is high-lighted. ++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Cellphone snoop suspects friend of having an affair Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013 3C