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By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA speeding car thief was put behind bars after a brief chase through Lake City, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Around 10:30 a.m. Friday, Joshua Ryan Palmer, 24, of Gainesville, was speeding northbound on Interstate 75, an FHP press release said. When Trooper James R. Taylor attempted to pull him over, Palmer refused to stop and began driv-ing recklessly, the release said. Taylor placed a be-on-the-lookout call for the 2006 silver Volkswagen Jetta. Troopers ran the vehicles tag and discov-ered it had been reported stolen, according to the release. A few moments later, Sgt. Stephen W. Coody spot-ted the vehicle near U.S. 90 and Real Road and attempted to make a stop, the release said. I followed him behind the Applebees and Moes over there, Coody said. I tried to sneak up on him, but he spotted me and took off. According to FHP, Palmer attempted to jump the curb between Moes and Waffle House to make an escape. However, the vehicles undercarriage got caught on the curb, at which point Palmer fled on foot, the release said. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThird Circuit Judge Paul Bryan sentenced convicted murderer Richard P. Franklin to death Friday for the 2012 stabbing death of Columbia Correctional Institution offi-cer Sgt. Ruben Thomas III. Franklins sentencing hearing was held 10 a.m. Friday in Courtroom 2 at the Columbia County Courthouse and lasted more than an hour. Franklin, who was dressed in light blue prison inmate clothing, stoically stood and stared forward as Bryan read the final portion of his 20-page sentencing order. In June, a jury of seven men and five women took about 90 minutes to recommend the death penalty for Franklin, who is a two-time convicted killer. The jury recommended the death penalty by a 9-3 margin. A week earlier, the same jury convicted Franklin of first-degree murder for Thomass death. Franklin was also con-victed of felony battery and possession of contraband in a prison. During Fridays sentencing hearing, the courtroom gal-lery was filled with Florida Department of Corrections personnel and Thomass friends and family. Many of the DOC personnel wore their work uniforms and were easily identifiable in the courtroom. Blair Payne, Third Circuit public defender, who By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comTwo individuals were arrested in connection with a January motel fire sparked by a love triangle, sheriffs deputies report. Tykeycia Chariel Hines, 21, of 286 SW Dante Terrace, and Terrance Antron Glover, 27, of 626 NE Davis Ave., were charged in connec-tion with a fire in room 3 of the Sands Motel on East Duval Street on Jan. 20. Columbia County Sheriffs deputies and the Columbia County Fire Department arrived at the motel, saw flames through the window of room 3 and forced entry into the room to put out the fire, the CCSO arrest report said. Following a six-month investigation, it was deter-mined the fire was started with gasoline, the report said. No individuals were harmed in the fire, which caused approximately $23,000 in damages, accord-ing to the incident report. According to investigators, Hines was involved in a relationship with the rooms occupant, Deandre Sellers, but was afraid he was seeing other women. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Sprinkler protection. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles .............. 2B, 3B 93 73 T-storm Chance WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEW SPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Gaming storerises fromthe ashes. Teens on missionto help victims of TS Debby. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 138, No. 134 1D 1C 1A Hines GloverCONDEMNED Two facechargesin arsonat motel Prison guards convicted killer formally sentenced to death Judge Bryan orders execution, as jury had recommended. Man, woman allegedly set fire using gasoline. Police nab suspect after chase Witnesses say alleged car thief was texting as he ran to escape FHP troopers. Sales taxholiday shoppers fill stores Old caboose finally moved to Fort WhitePhotos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterABOVE: Convicted murderer Richard P. Franklin between assistan t public defender Jonathan Austin (left) and Public Defender Blair Payne as Third Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Bryan sentences him to death on Friday. BELOW RIGHT: State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister consoles Paula Thomas, who se son was slain by Franklin at the Columbia Correctional Institu tion in March 2012. ARSON continued on 6A HOLIDAY continued on 7A CHASE continued on 7A DEATH continued on 3A By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comRusted and abandoned, the 1920s-era train caboose sitting behind the Challenge Learning Center on Northwest Labonte Lane chugged off to a new home Friday. Approximately a year ago, the Columbia County School District donated the unit to the town of Fort White. However, due to logistics and funding, the caboose never made it. Through the help of former school board member Glenn Hunter and Columbia County Tourist Development Council executive director Harvey Campbell, the project is moving full steam ahead. W.W. Gay Mechanical Inc. donated its services through Florida Crane Rental, providing a crane and two moving trucks to transport the 50,000-pound caboose to its new location at the Fort White historic train depot. The caboose originally came to the Lake City Kindergarten Center about 40 years ago to provide education and a rec-reational site for the school. Thousands of children explored the caboose over the years, Hunter said. CABOOSE continued on 3A By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comBack-to-school supplies and electronics were the focus of many shoppers looking for great deals dur-ing Floridas sales tax holi-day weekend. The bulk of the business is in the kids corner, said Tanya Snook, one of the managers at Belk. So far, weve done better than last year. Tina Williams and her daughter Abby, 16, were looking for back-to-school clothes at Belk on Saturday. Williams said they prob-ably would visit the rest of the stores in the Lake City Mall, as well. Courtesy FHPFlorida Highway Patrol Sgt. Stephen Coody holds onto car theft suspect Joshua Palmer, of Gainesville, after Palmers capture Friday after a car and foot chase.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 69. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 58. Actress Kym Karath (The Sound of Music) is 55. Actress Lauren Tom (Joy Luck Club, Men in Trees) is 54. Producer Michael Gelman (Live With Regis and Kelly) is 52. Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 45. Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 45. Rapper Yo-Yo (Miss Rap Supreme) is 42. CORRECTION The proposed changes to the Columbia County Fire Assessments include an additional $11, which is not an impact fee, to help fund the construction and operation of a new fire station north of I-10. A story published in the Lake City Reporter Friday suggested otherwise. The proposed budget entails the construction of three other fire stations that will help Columbia County maintain its ISO rating. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 18-19-27-35 2 1 Friday: 5-11-21-24-31 Saturday: Afternoon: 4-6-8 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 6-8-8-6 Evening: N/A Wednes day: 4-8-17-20-51-52 x2 Speaker wants hearing on stand your ground TALLAHASSEE State House Speaker Will Weatherford is calling for a legislative hearing to review the states stand your ground law. Weatherford made the announcement in an opin ion piece he wrote for The Tampa Tribune that was printed Friday. The Wesley Chapel Republican does not sup port repealing the law that became an issue in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. He also added that he could never envision the repeal of the stand your ground law being passed by the Florida House. But Weatherford said he wants a legislative com mittee to look at whether the law should be made clearer and whether it is being administered fairly. We shouldnt be scared of a debate or having an honest conversation, Weatherford said on Friday. George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Martin in July. Zimmerman claimed selfdefense in shooting the 17year-old Martin during a fight; Martins supporters say Zimmerman profiled and followed him because Martin was black. Three days after the acquittal, protesters arrived at the Capitol. They have vowed not to leave until Gov. Rick Scott calls a special session to have legislators repeal the stand your ground law as well as take up other mea sures dealing with racial profiling and the use of zero tolerance policies in the states public schools. The protest at the Capitol and organized by a group called the Dream Defenders started on July 16, and so far, the state has spent more than $100,000 in overtime costs on Capitol security costs. Protesters are allowed to come and go during the day, but they must remain in a designated area in the hallways after hours. Weatherford called the protesters a politically motivated organization and said his decision to call for a hearing was not based on their continued presence at the Florida Capitol. They can stay there as long as they want to or they can go home, he said of the protesters. Interim schools chief named TALLAHASSEE The state board that over sees education in Florida turned to a veteran educa tion official to help deal with the turmoil following the abrupt resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett. State Board of Education members voted quickly and unanimously during a Friday emergency meeting to select Pam Stewart as interim commissioner. But several board mem bers expressed shock that Bennett chose to step down following allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job. Some board members also expressed fears that Bennetts departure comes at a difficult time when the state is in the middle of a complicated transition to new tough school stan dards known as common core. Stewart, who is cur rently chancellor of pub lic schools, started her career as a teacher in Hillsborough County in 1975 and has been a prin cipal in Ocala and as well as deputy superintendent in St. Johns County. She served briefly as interim commissioner before Bennett was hired late last year. Man dies while diving in spring OCALA The body of a man who went diving at the Ocala National Forest has been recovered. Jason Yeh was reported missing Friday afternoon. His body was found Saturday morning by members of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Underwater Recovery Team. The 23-year-old from Altamonte Springs had gone diving in Silver Glen Springs. His body was found in an area with lim ited visibility in a cavern. The Ocala Star Banner reports that Yeh was with his girlfriend at the time of the dive. She called 911 after not seeing him for some time in the water. Panhandle to get disaster funds MIAMI Federal fund ing will help communities in the Florida Panhandle return to normal after a major flooding over the July 4th holiday week, state emergency manage ment officials said. Helping communities return to normal after a disaster is our first prior ity and this assistance is an important first step in that process, said Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Bryan W. Koon in a state ment. Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday that the state had received a Presidential Disaster Declaration to assist counties affected by severe storms and flood ing. Holmes, Walton and Washington counties are covered. The state estimates there was $29 million dam age. Man charged after body found JACKSONVILLE A Jacksonville man has been charged with murder after a decomposing body was found inside a home. Jail records show 27year-old Cedric Dondrell Tate is being held without bond on murder charges and marijuana possession. Jail records do not list an attorney. Tate was arrested Friday after authorities discovered the body of 40-year-old Wilfred Myers Johnson decomposing inside a home. NEW YORK C omic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres selection Friday. The movie awards show will air on ABC on March 2. There are few stars today who have Ellens gift for comedy, with her great warmth and humanity, the producers said in a statement. She is beloved everywhere. DeGeneres quipped: I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say the third times the charm. She also announced the gig on Twitter, posting: Its official: Im hosting the #Oscars! Id like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra. Last years host, Family Guy cre ator Seth MacFarlane, drew mixed reviews for an edgy performance that included a song-and-dance num ber, We Saw Your Boobs, about actresses who had gone topless on screen. He had already taken him self out of the running for a return engagement next year. Academy Awards organizers had hoped to attract a younger audience with MacFarlane, and the ratings showed they succeeded. With DeGeneres, they went for a star that Hollywood and television viewers were familiar and comfort able with. About her first hosting role in 2007, television critic Frazier Moore of The Associated Press wrote that like her, the evening was easygoing, comfortable and relatively unsurpris ing. DeGeneres was nominated for an Emmy Award for her last gig. Her daytime talk show has won 45 Daytime Emmys during a decade on the air. The Oscars, with 40.3 million view ers this year, is very often the years most-watched television event after the Super Bowl. Pacino movie films in middle of concert LOS ANGELES An Al Pacino movie broke out in the middle of a concert by the band Chicago, with thousands of fans serving as extras. Cameras were wheeled onstage during intermission of the groups show at the Greek Theatre on Friday night to film a scene from Pacinos upcoming movie Imagine, in which he plays aging rock star Danny Collins. With coaching from the direc tor, the crowd chanted the name of Pacinos character as the 73-year-old actor walked on stage to sing Hey Baby Doll in a black suit. The movie co-stars Michael Caine, Annette Bening and Jennifer Garner. This is an improvisation, Pacino told the crowd. You just came in and got it. Thats not easy. Chicagos band members remained on stage to watch and clap along during the 25-minute filming. After a few takes, the crowd grew restless and there was scattered boo ing for the real musicians to resume playing. Pacino returned to the stage dur ing Chicagos encore and sang and danced to their hit or 6 to 4. For a shy guy from the South Bronx, this has been great, Pacino said. Billy Bob Thornton to star in Fargo series BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton will star in the TV version of the film Fargo. FX network boss John Landgraf said Friday that Thornton has signed on to a limited series based on the 1996 crime comedy-drama. Its scheduled for a 10-episode run on FX next spring. Thornton will play a rootless con artist. No characters will be carried over from the film, which brought a best-actress Oscar to Frances McDormand. Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars Wednes day: 8-24-39-49-59 PB 5 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 2A HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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When the [school] changed to the Challenge Learning Center, it really just became irrelevant. It just sat there idly without any care, Campbell said. But the county commissioners and Fort White had expectations for how they wanted the train depot to develop. Hunter said the town intends to acquire two other units an engine and a box car and then transform the depot into a historic museum. This is bringing a little nostalgia back to the town, he said. Its the perfect opportunity to bring that history to life. Fort White officials purchased the depot from a Branford feed store within the past decade. The depot used to be located in Fort White, but was relocated a common circumstance for depots across North Central Florida. Former councilman Truitt George organized its return by obtaining a historic pres-ervation grant from the Florida Department of State. Approximately five years ago, the town reno-vated the depot with the grant money. The county commission then voted to install tracks next to the building. Recently, the commission also agreed to supply $10,000 to help restore the old caboose. According to Hunter, the town and community intend to fix the inside of the caboose over time. The county commission has been the big play-er in getting this caboose located in Fort White, he said. The depot sits along the Ichetucknee to OLeno Trail, a 12-mile paved path that joins Ichetucknee Springs and OLeno State Park. Harvey believes the depot will become either a stopover or a trail head. Currently, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists about 20,000 miles of converted railroad rights of way on their trail maps, consisting of 1,600 preserved gre-enways throughout the country. According to its website, greenways make an area more attractive, provide an environment where people want to live and draw new residents and businesses. I think it becomes a really good focal point, Hunter said. Weve done several road trips look-ing at other locomotives and continue to look on the Internet. ... Its got to be the right piece of equipment. Its got to be affordable and practical to move. Hunter hopes the new addition to the depot will inspire the town to use the area for civic and recre-ational events. By approximately 4 p.m. Friday, the caboose reached its destina-tion stop in Fort White. Situated on the tracks out-side the depot, it may soon be joined by two other symbols from railroadings heyday. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 3A3A Outstanding Leader of Inpatient TherapyOur therapy program is designed to rehabilitate individuals back to their highest level of independence and functioning. Our therapists and nurses work closely with the physician and resident in order to create a plan of treatment that will combine comprehensive care with the patients personal goals.Take a step towards your independence. 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Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM DEATH: Judge formally sentences Richard Franklin to be exe cuted Continued From Page 1Arepresented Franklin, said he was not surprised by Bryans sentence. It was no great surprise, he said. Judges are pretty much bound to follow the jury recom-mendation. Jeff Siegmeister, Third Circuit state attorney, appeared to be impressed with the way Bryan followed and studied the case before giving Franklin the death sentence. I have to compliment the job Judge Bryan did, Siegmeister said. He demonstrated, last week, that he had read every-thing we presented, he paid attention during the trial and he took copious notes... Personally, if the jury had not recommended it (death penalty), I still think this would have been one of the few cases where a jury override may have been appropriate because of the number of aggravators. State statutes mandate Bryan evaluate all statutory aggravat-ing factors and all mitigating fac-tors before making his decision on the death penalty. Judge Bryan found seven mitigating circumstances that ranged from Franklin being shot as a child to having a bad child-hood, Siegmeister said. He gave very little weight to some weight for those circumstances... He found overwhelmingly that the aggravating circumstances outweighed the mitigating cir-cumstances, leaving no punish-ment justified other than death. In the 20-page sentencing order, Bryan went through the facts of the case, specifically elaborating on each aggravat-ing and mitigating circumstance, many times citing legal prec-edents, as a background for his decision. The other factor in the case that was compelling was that a super-majority of the jury rec-ommended death. This court has found beyond a reasonable doubt the exis-tence of five statutory aggravat-ing factors, including both that the murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premedi-tated manner and that it was especially heinous, atrocious and cruel two of the most serious aggravators set out in the statutory sentencing scheme, Bryan wrote in his order. This court assigned very great weight to those two most serious aggravators, great weight to the aggravating fac-tors related to the defendants prior felonies (which include a prior first-degree murder), and substantial weight to the remain-ing aggravating factor, commit-ted to disrupt or hinder a gov-ernmental function, the order continued. As required by law and articulated in the standard jury instructions, this court has also afforded great weight and deference to the jurys advisory sentence of death. Siegmeister described the next phase of the case as the waiting game, as Franklin has an oppor-tunity to appeal the courts deci-sion before his execution. Thats the way it is in Florida, as long as theres going to be a death penalty and I hate that for the (Thomas) family. But by the same token, you never want to be wrong. Siegmeister said right now the average time from a death sen-tence being handed down to the sentence being carried out is around 15 years now. However, he said he expects the Timely Justice Act to speed up the pro-cess and estimated Franklin could be executed in around 10 years. I give a lot of respect to the Thomas family, Siegmeister said. They were here, appro-priately behaved for every court hearing, every day of trial and never missed anything, never acted out and never acted with what would be understandable emotion in an external way. They showed grace that I dont know I could personally do if it was my family member. Bryan said the process will be handled in the appropriate amount of time before he left the courtroom. Its the courts intent that the death sentence be carried out with all deliberate speed, he said. May God have mercy on your soul, Mr. Franklin. Court is adjourned. Although the penalty and sentencing phases of the case have been completed, Payne and his staff have additional work remaining in the case, and he explained their next step. By law, there is an automatic appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, he said. Our office is obligated to file the Notice Of Appeal and the public defend-ers office in Tallahassee will be responsible for actually litigating the appeal. Franklin has 30 days to appeal Bryans sentencing judgment and conviction. CABOOSE: Old train car finally moved to depot in Fort White Continued From Page 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia County Sheriffs deputies prepare Richard P. Franklin to be fingerprinted after he was sentenced to death on Friday. AMANDA WILLIAMSON / Lake City Reporter Florida Crane Rental workers position the caboose over the trailer so it can be hauled to Fort White. The caboose sat at Challenge Learning Center on La bonte Lane for approximately 40 years before finding a new home at Fort Whites train depo t.
I n 2002, the White House and the Navy decided the president should have a new Marine One helicopter. The one he was flying in, and for that matter is still flying in, was based on a design then 30 years old. The Navy began seeking bids for what it called the VXX pro-curement program. A spirited bidding war ensued among the U.S. companies Sikorsky (which had been making the earlier Marine Ones) and Lockheed, the Italian-English firm AgustaWestland, Europes Airbus and Brazils Embraer. One by one, the bidders dropped out as the White House and Secret Service began adding more specifications to the pro-gram. Among them: crashwor-thiness, a kitchen, state-of-the-art defensive measures such as advanced radar, laser detectors and counter-measures against missiles, and communications systems that would allow secure video-conferencing between the president and advisers anywhere in the world. All of this, of course, costs money. The original develop-ment contract ballooned from $6.2 billion to $11 billion and the cost per presidential helicopter rose to $400 million. As congres-sional critics delighted in point-ing out, thats more costly than the presidents Air Force One Boeing 747. Because of the cost, Congress canceled the program in 2009. The Republicans had a brief stab at blaming the cost overruns on Barack Obama, who in fact was not yet president. Obama said the existing helicopter seemed per-fectly adequate to him, although, of course, Ive never had a helicopter before. Maybe I was deprived and didnt know it. Last November, the Navy solicited bids for a new Marine One under the VXX procurement program. A number of aircraft manufacturers expressed inter-est, but by close of business Thursday, when bids were due, all but one had dropped out. That company is Sikorsky, builder of the existing fleet of Marine Ones. Critics claim the specifications had been deliber-ately tailored so only one com-pany fit the bill. The losers are likely to enlist their allies in Congress to reopen the bidding with differ-ent criteria. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who played a key role in killing the original deal, is vow-ing to fight the new helicopter if he finds the plan unsatisfac-tory. The first of 21 helicopters are to be delivered in 2020. That means the only way Obama will fly in the new Marine One is as a guest of his successor or, quite possibly, his successors succes-sor. Education reform hasnt come easy to the Sunshine State. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test was supposed to usher in a new era of accountability when it was implemented back in 1998. It didnt work, and FCAT is set to be phased out by 2014. Meanwhile, Floridas school grading system, which assigns every public institution a letter from A-F, has turned into something of a joke. The scale by which schools are judged has been tweaked constantly by some counts, 30 times since 2011 alone making it an unreliable indicator of anything. On top of that, for the second year in a row a safety net was installed to prevent schools from dropping more than one letter grade, no matter what their actual scores. School administrators statewide sought this measure in order to balance what they saw as overly harsh changes to the grading scale this year. Florida Senate President Don Gaetz last week denounced the measure as intellectually dishonest. And then theres Tony Bennett, who, as education chief in Indiana, changed the grade of a charter school owned by a wealthy donor from a C to an A. The disgraced Bennett resigned as education commissioner of Florida on Thursday after seven months on the job. Bennett was preceded in the top spot at FDOE by Gerard Robinson, who lasted barely a year before apparent ineptitude caught up with him. The Florida Department of Education has become an embarrassment, and no one seems able to do anything about it. For the sake of our kids, wed better find a way, and fast.C ongress possesses the power of the purse, but only if it wields it. And it should do so to defund ObamaCare before this medical Godzilla grows larger and more ferocious. Republicans senators Mike Lee of Utah, Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are leading a valiant effort to pass legislation in September that will finance the federal government, as is, but zero out ObamaCare, officially called the Affordable Care Act. Short of repeal, which President Barack Obama would veto, this may be the last exit before ObamaCares New Years Day implementation. Once this beast is unleashed, its fire-breathing destruction could become uncon-tainable. This initiative, headquartered online at DontFundObamaCare.com, arrives just as ObamaCares critics have reached a crescendo. One major problem is the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is essen-tially a health-care rationing body. ... The IPAB will cause frustration to providers and patients alike, and it will fail to control costs. Was that Rush Limbaugh? Glenn Beck? Thus wrote former presidential candidate and Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean, M.D., in July 29s Wall Street Journal. He likes aspects of ObamaCare but considers the board a clinical wrecking ball. ObamaCare will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the back-bone of the American middle class. So goes an open letter by the chiefs of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE HERE. These three labor unions represent some 2.8 million workers. Even as it paces its cage, ObamaCare already is wreaking havoc. One thing that we hear in the commentary that we get ... is that some employers are hiring part time in order to avoid the mandate for insuring staffers who work more than 30 hours weekly, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified on Capitol Hill July 17. This worrisome trend dominated Junes employment figures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part-time jobs rose by 360,000, while full-time positions fell by 240,000. The term Affordable Care Act has become a sick punch line. Maryland expects individual-market premiums to rise in 2014, up to 25 percent. Ohioans are bracing for analogous hikes averaging 88 percent. Forbes columnist Avik Roy calculates that a typical, nonsmok-ing 25-year-old California man will see his rates surge between 100 and 123 percent. Coverage for a similar 40-year-old will cost 116 percent more next year. Because ObamaCares 2010-2019 expenses were back loaded (to ease congressional passage), its initial 10-year price tag was $940 billion. However, CBOs 2014-2023 forecast incorporates four years of actual operations. Thus, ObamaCares lat-est 10-year estimate is $1.8 trillion -double the initial sticker price. Meanwhile, ObamaCares popularity slip slides away. CBSNews.coms Amanda Cochran observed July 24 that 54 percent of adults disapprove of ObamaCare, while only 36 percent embrace it. A mere 13 percent believe the program will help me, while 38 percent think it will hurt me. Amid ObamaCares smoldering rubble, it is irritating that GOP senators such as North Carolinas Richard Burr and Oklahomas stalwart Tom Coburn spurn this defunding bid. Imagine: If Republicans organized a proper anti-ObamaCare parade, a deeply disenchanted public just might march with the GOP. So long as the employer mandate is frozen until Jan. 1, 2015 (rather than 2014), Republicans should echo Lees flawlessly logical argu-ment: If the administration will not enforce the law as written, then the American people should not be forced to fund it. This strategy need not trigger a messy government shutdown. Lee wants to fund the budget, absent ObamaCare. The House should consider similar language and make Democrats declare whether or not they still love this monster. Senate Democrats likewise should choose sides. If this measure reaches Obamas desk, let him decide: Do I keep Washington running as is, sans ObamaCare money, or will my veto force Congress to keep ObamaCare alive, even though everyone sees its rotting fangs and hideous, wart-encrusted hide? Come on, Republicans: Make Obama and the Democrats sweat! OPINION Sunday, August 4, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com 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. 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Aug. 4Family and friendsMount Tabor AME Church, 519 SW L.M. Aaron Road in the Watermelon Park Community, will have a family and friends ser-vice at 11 a.m. The commu-nity is invited. For informa-tion, call George Moultrie at (386) 965-8920 or Reola Finkley at (386) 438-4803.Fort Clinch eventFort Clinch State Park. 2601 Atlantic Ave. in Fernandina Beach will host a Union Garrison event from 9 a.m. to noon. This program will allow visitors to interact with living his-torians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bus-tling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares and drummer boys bring every part of the Civil War-era to life. Fees include the $6 per vehicle park entrance fee plus $2 per person fort admission. For additional information, contact the park at (904) 277-7274 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.Homecoming servicesJerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 4637 NW Lake Jeffery Road, will have Homecoming ser-vices. The 11 a.m. service will be rendered by the Rev. W.W. Williams and the 3 p.m. service will be by the Rev. Willie J. Lucas. For more information, call (386) 365-4919.Homecoming serviceLong Branch Congregational Methodist Church on County Road 135 in White Springs will have a homecoming service celebrating 112 years of Christian service at 11 a.m. Brother Randy Ogburn, pastor of Watertown Congregational Methodist Church, will bring the mes-sage. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service. For more information, call (386) 397-2673.Homecoming serviceFellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 1015 SW Birley Ave., will have a homecoming service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wyndell Wallace bringing the mes-sage. A dinner will be served in the annex after the service.Family reunionThe annual Allbritton family reunion will be at noon at Deep Creek Community Center on U.S. 441 North. Bring a covered dish to share. For informa-tion, call Dessie Meeks at 752-1473.Aug. 5Womens Bible studyA womens Bible study class will be held each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Class Extension of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 436 SW McFarlane Ave. All denominations are welcome. For more infor-mation, call Esther at (386) 752-9909.Bible studySouls Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (386) 752-7811.Aug. 6Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former survivor of domestic vio-lence, call (386) 719-2702 for meeting location and an intake appointment. All services are free and con-fidential.Aug. 7Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more information, call 752-5384.Mens Bible studyOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will have a mens breakfast and Bible study from 7 to 8 a.m. each Wednesday at the church, 5056 SW State Road 47, one mile south of Interstate 75. For more information, con-tact Pastor Bruce Alkire at (386) 755-4299.Friendship lunchThe Newcomers of Lake City will hae a friend-ship lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Applebees. For informa-tion, call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 or Barbara Test at 754-7277.Spouse loss seminarA Spouse Loss Group will be at 11 a.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. in the Lake City Plaza. The work-shop, facilitated by Jerry Tyre, grief services man-ager, will offer a support group for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. There is no cost. For information or to reg-ister, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 ext. 2411 or (866) 642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a pro-gram of Hospice of Citrus County Inc./Hospice of the Nature Coast. Visit www.hospiceofcitrus.org.Veterans fundraiserLake City Chapter 772 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will be conducting a fundraiser on National Purple Heart Day today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Players Seafood Bar & Grill, 2888 W. U.S. 90. The Columbia County Wall dis-playing the names of local service personnel killed in the line of duty will be on site for viewing. There will be a slide video showing what Chapter 772 is doing in support of veterans wel-fare and morale. Come join the chapter members and enjoy a steak dinner for only $8.35, of which $1 will be donated to the chapter. Raffles will be conducted at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. and you must be present to win.Adult day careWillowbrook Assisted Living, 1580 S. Marion Ave., is starting a new adult day care service Aug. 19. The service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Participants will be provid-ed meals, snacks and activi-ties. People can participate all day or for a few hours, as needed. Pre-registra-tion is required and can be done by contacting Debbie Brannon at 752-4454.Aug. 8Woodturners ClubBell Woodturners Club meets the second Thursday of the month in the Bell community Center, Bell Florida at 7 p.m. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experience lev-els are welcome. For addi-tional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086.Community theaterThe Acrosstown Repertory Theater of Gainesville will give a pre-view performance of the play 12 Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose at 8 p.m. in the Baird Center at 619 S. Main St., Gainesville. Additional shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Aug. 9-25. Tickets are $10 and are available at Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Westgate location, online at acrosstown.org, at the door before showtime or by call-ing (352) 234-6278.Tea party meetingThe North Central Florida Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. Chris Hall will be our guest speaker. He will be speaking on the Law Enforcement Crisis in this country. For more infor-mation, call John at (386) 935-1705 or Sharon at (386) 935-0821 or go to: www.northcentralfloridateaparty.org. Daniel Lawrence OwensDaniel Lawrence Owens, 19 went to heaven on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Shands UF Hospital in Gaines-ville, FL. He was the son of Penelope Mani of Lake City, FL and Earl Owens of Jacksonville, FL. Survivors include sis-ter and brother-in-law Christina and Antonio Garcia; Nephew and nieces: Alex, Sara, Selena and Cadin; sister and brother in law Melissa and George Ange-les; nephews Isaiah and Jordan; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Marice Williamson; nephew and niece: Marice and LaKeria; brother and sister-in-law Eddie and Amanda Freeman; niece: Keely Freeman; brother Da-vid Owens; and girlfriend and mother to be Ayana Woolfolk. He was an outgoing fun loving person who brightened any ones day he met. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Satur-day, August 3, 2013 in the Cha-pel of Lake City Church of God ZLWK5HY&DUUROO/HHRIFLDWLQJPlease send donations to 5011 Stolls Ave, Tampa, FL 33615 and thank you from the family.Alan James PhillipsAlan James Phillips, 53, a resident of Lake City, Florida passed away Saturday August 3, 2013 at the North Florida Regional Hos-pital, Gainesville, Florida. He fought a Valiant battle against Leukemia-lymphoma for over eight years. Alan was a lifelong resident of Lake City and is the son of the late BobbyEugene Phillips, Sr. He was employed with Wal Mart as a manager for the past eighteen years. He is preceded in death by a brother Bobby E. Phillips, Jr.. He was a loving Husband, father and papa and was so proud of his two grandchildren Timothy and Kaitlynn. He was an avid golfer and Gator fan and a member of the Parkview Baptist Church, Lake City, Fl. Survivors include his loving wife Ramona Phillips, Lake City, Fl. His mother: Linda (Marvin) Taylor, Lake City, Fl. two sons: Chris (Rebekah) Phil-lips, Reedsburg, Wisconsin and Brad Phillips (Erica Johnson) Lake City, Fl. One Sister: Deb-bie Dyal, (Linc Ellzey) Lake City, Fl. Four Brothers: Brian (Susan) Phillips, South Carolina, Tony Phillips Harden, Lake City, Fl., (Debra Powers) Lake City, Fl. Darrel (Ann) Phillips, Lake City, Fl. and Jacob Wankmuel-ler New York Two Brothers-In-Laws, David (Lynn) Strickland and Sid (Donna) Strickland both of Lake City, Fl. his Mother and Father-In-Law: Billy and Sue Strickland, Lake City, Fl. Two Grandchildren Timothy and Kaitlynn Phillips both of Reeds-burg, Wisconsin. Many Nieces and Nephews also survive. Fu-neral services for Mr. Phillips will be conducted Tuesday, Au-gust 6, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. in the Parkview Baptist Church, Lake City with the Rev. Billy Young RIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWZLOOIRO low in the Forest Lawn Cem-etery. The family will receive friends Monday August 2, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Parkview Baptist Church. Donations may be made to Bethematch.com in Alans Memory. Funeral ar-rangements are under the direc-tion of Dees Parrish Family Funeral Home 458 S. Marion Avenue, Lake City, Fl. *You may sign the Guestbook at par-rishfamilyfuneralhome.com.Virginia Clara SpludeMrs. Virginia Clara Splude, 82, died Friday August 1, 2013 at the Suwannee Valley Care Cen-ter in Lake City after an extend-ed illness. She was the daughter of the late John and Ella Law-son Sherrill. She had made Lake City her home for the past four-teen years having moved here from Pontiac, MI, she was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and drove a school bus for Roper School for thirty-three years. She is preceded in death by one son Danny Splude.She is survived by two sons Rog-er Splude (Cheryl) Pontiac, MI, Ronnie Splude Palm Springs, CA, one daughter Linda Landry (Rene) MI, two brothers Wil-OLDP6KHUULOO&KLHDQG)/DQGRalph Sherrill, WA. and two sis-ters Mildred Sherrill and Glayds Newell both of Byron, GA; eight JUDQGFKLOGUHQDQGYHJUHDWgrandchildren also survive.Graveside services for Mrs. Splude will be held Sunday Au-gust 4, 2013 at 2P.M. at Mt. Car-mel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel. A service will take place at 8P.M. Saturday evening in the chapel of the fu-neral home with Reverend Rich-ard Cason. DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of all arrangements 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL. 32025.Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 5A5A Brand New to 461 S.W. Deputy J. Davis Ln. Lake City, FL 32024 1-800-597-3526 386-752-3910 $995* WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Pool Floats & Floating Coolers Look for the New Blue Mens & WomensSandals Duck Commander New WORKSHOP MEETINGS CITY OF LAKE CITY-CITY COUNCIL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, August 5, 2013, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and Thursday, August 8, 2013 (if necessary). The meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 205 North Marion Street, Lake City, Florida. The item to be discussed is:FY 13/14 Budget $OOLQWHUHVWHGSHUVRQVDUHLQYLWHGWRDWWHQG1RRIFLDODFWLRQZLOOEHWDNHQGXULQJthese meetings.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed LQWKH$PHULFDQ'LVDELOLWLHV$FWSOHDVHFRQWDFWWKH&LW\0DQDJHUV2IFHD W (386) 719-5768. AUDREY E SIKES, MMC City Clerk OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterBack-to-school partyZariya Pope (left), 14; Wayne Harris, 49; Madison Harris, 1 ; and Bri Jones, 16, enjoy the festivities at the Back to School Bash at Windsong Apartments on Saturday. See story and more photos in Tuesdays Lake City Reporter.
By STEVEN RICHMOND email@example.com The possible regulation of the use of bounce hous es in public parks was a topic of discussion during Thursdays county comis sion meeting. County Manager Dale Williams brought to light growing concerns over pri vate individuals and com panies introducing bounce houses to public parks. I have not heard any body call for a prohibition of these, Williams said. But we believe that these are becoming so common that problems are begin ning to manifest to the point that we may have to start regulating them on public property. He cited a report he received that an unknown person or persons set up a bounce house without per mission and began charg ing the public for use. There were using public property as their personal business, he said. We do not permit that on public property. Williams also cited incidents of parents arguing and acting not very adult-like in front of chil dren. Makeba Murphy, coowner of Party Down 4 Less, rents bounce houses for private events and made comments prior to and after to the commissioners dis cussion. Murphy stressed that she makes it clear to her renters that citizens are required to register parties in public parks in advance. I know its not my responsibility to make those arrangements, she said, but Im still willing to take that extra step. I dont want there to be any problems. Commissioner Scarlet Frisina proposed working with county landscape and parks director Clint Pittman and operations director Kevin Kirby to develop rec ommendations they could introduce to the next board meeting. Commissioners agreed that creating designated areas for that kind of equip ment would be a good place to begin looking for solu tions. They need to think about some type of barrier, sign or something ... to let people know, Frisina said. Commissioners worried that a family or individ ual might rent a bounce house soley to entertain their own guests, but that other children and adults might approach wanting to use it, too. A 3-year-old wouldnt know. Theyre just going to the bounce house, Frisina said. Commissioners agreed to table the discussion until recommendations by Pittman, Kirby and other officials become available. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY AUGUST 4, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 6A Dr Ro bert J. Ha rv ey 752-2336 Open 6 D ays A W eek M on. S at. Ev enin g A ppointments Av ailable www .theaspendentalgroup.co m 1788 S. W. Ba rnett Wa yHwy 47 S outh Teachers dont forget to see us before you go back to school! 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No ah s Art of Lake Cit y All Children Are Artists! Ca ll or V isit Noah s Ar t of Lake City is NOW REGISTERIN G fo r our daily AFTER SCHOOL PROGRA M (Mon Fr i. from 2:30 pm 6:00 pm) F unding Ac ce pted Th rough the Early L earning C oalition www .noahs-ar t.co m (386) 438-8060 2057 SW Main Bl vd ., Ste #102 Lake City FL Ce r tified instruc tors Af ternoon pick up from schools. Homework help Ar ts and craf ts projec ts Af ternoon snacks Co mputers A sa fe en vironmen t By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org Columbia County com missioners on Thursday discussed the availability and regulations regarding publicly funded soccer and athletic facilities in the county. A number of citizens raised concerns over the past few weeks regarding the Columbia Youth Soccer Association barring nonaffiliated members from using the soccer fields at the Southside Recreational Complex. A proposal would open up one of the fields and several practice areas to public use. However, the field in question does not have proper lighting for nighttime use. Jared Albury, a CYSA coach who also attended pick-up games held by a group of adult players for years, addressed commis sioners first. Im not here to say theres a problem with the CYSA. Its not just about the adults, Albury said. Most of the guys who play have jobs. They wont be able to play six months out of the year if they only had a field for daytime use. County Manager Dale Williams and Commissioner Stephen Bailey knew the soccer issue might come up at the meeting, but were not formally prepared since they were still waiting for cost estimates and recom mendations concerning the countys proposal. Commissioner Bucky Nash wondered whether padlocking the gates was going in the right direc tion. CYSA entered into an agreement with the county that authorizes the asso ciation to regulate the dayto-day operations of the soccer facilities, including organized tournaments and events. Thats a public facil ity, Commissioner Rusty DePratter said. I think were getting away from what it was originally there for with tournament play. Commissioner Ron Williams had a different take on it. I think there should be some control over it, Williams said. Weve tried this before, and the volun teers go home. They won der why should I take care of this facility when John Q. Citizen, who doesnt care, can come and vandal ize it, leave trash on it, and do donuts on it? He also claimed that the budget for such facilities was able to be kept fairly low due to the hard work of local volunteers. I absolutely agree that there need to be fields open to the public, Commissioner Scarlet Frisina said. But on the other hand, you have to respect those organiza tions that go out there and spend their time and money to take care of it. Commissioner Williams said the crux of the issue is that theres not enough space for people to play. He called for more facili ties, and said he wanted to see that discussed as part of this years budget. Opening the facilities to the public would also cre ate liability issues, accord ing to Frisina. Theres an electri cal box for the lights out there, she said. When it starts getting dark around 5:30 in the winter, people are going to try to jimmy open that box. If they get electrocuted, thats on us. Pamela Hartopp addressed the commis sioners during public com ments and expressed her concern regarding her 16year-old daughters inabil ity to freely practice on the fields. Its not just adults, she said. Its the leaders of tomorrow that want to do something constructive with their time. Id rather see her out there than at a party drinking and booz ing. Frisina, a non-voting member of the countys Sports and Recreation Advisory Council, will present the information at the councils next meet ing. Members include representatives of various sports groups as well as recreation officials. They will have a bet ter understanding of the issues, she said. Its a collaborative process that will hopefully put solutions into motion. We have to draw that happy medium. The advisory councils next meeting, open to the public, will be held at the coachs building in the Southside Recreational Complex Aug. 12. It seems they certainly have their work cut out for them, Bailey said. STEVEN RICHMOND/ Lake City Reporter Pamela Hartopp voices concerns during the Thursdays county commission meeting over the lack of available soccer practice areas for her 16-year-old daughter. STEVEN RICHMOND/ Lake City Reporter Mekeba Murphy, whose busi ness rents bounce houses, speaks during the Thursdays county commission meeting. ARSON: Man, woman arrested Continued From Page 1A Her suspicions were con firmed after locating a positive pregnancy test in the room, the report said. Hines herself is preg nant with Sellers child, but claimed the pregnan cy test was not hers, but rather that of Nekeisha Fennell, a woman Sellers was seeing as well, the report said. Hines also alleges that she and Glover started talking again about a week before the incident occurred, the report said. According to statements by friends of the suspects, Hines and Glover entered Sellers room, scattered clothes, applied gasoline and started a fire. Invesitgators spoke with several individuals connected with Hines and Glover who claimed the alleged arsonists were threatening people who came forward to the police and that they were trying to pin the fire on Glovers girlfriend Shenemeeka Shonta Farmer, the report said. Following several inter views of suspects, wit nesses and other persons, along with polygraph tests and recorded phone calls, deputies found prob able cause to arrest Hines and Glover for arson, the report said. They were held in Columbia County Detention Facility in lieu of $100,000 bond each. Both face one firstdegree felony charge of arson of a dwelling with people present, a crime punishable by up to $10,000 and 30 years in prison. Commissioners take up issue of soccer fields use Bounce house rules discussed
Chatter over police scanners during the event also revealed Palmer injured his hand hopping a fence and swam through a retention pond as part of his eva-sion. Residents from the nearby Cypress Inn Motel sat in the shade of their porches as they watched the foot chase unfold on the hot summer day. All of a sudden we see this skinny white guy book-ing it toward the woods, said Shawn Jones, a motel resident, referring to a wooded area north of U.S. 90. He was fast, too. Boy was even texting on his phone while he was run-ning. Other witnesses at Cypress Inn and Waffle House all agreed on the suspects remarkable abil-ity to flee and text simul-taneously. Troopers were unsure who the recipients of the texts may have been. While Palmer eluded police in the wooded area, troopers called in canine units from Baker and Suwannee correctional institutions, the release said. Palmer was captured about two hours later. Palmer was taken to Shands at Lake Shore Regional Medical Center for treatment of a minor hand wound, then he was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility without bond. Palmer faces charges of resisting an officer, fleeing the police and vehicle theft, and two traffic viola-tions. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA trio of local Girl Scout cadettes are hoping to increase local literacy rates by providing reading materials for elementary school-aged children at a variety of locales around the city. Madison-Rose Patterson, Cathleen Towne and Kayla Caslow, all of Girl Scout Troop 525, are working on a communi-ty project to earn their Girl Scout Silver Awards. They decided to tackle the local literacy prob-lem. The Silver Award is one of the three highest awards for Girl Scouts. Each cadette has to have at least 50 hours invested in the project to earn the award. Patterson, 14, worked on setting up locations where young-sters can get books through the program. The books will be available at: Harveys supermarket, Rupperts Bakery & Cake, U Scream Ice Cream and Smoothies, Champs Pizza, Terris Sweets Tweets, City Hall, the Columbia County Tax Collectors Office, Magnolia Pediatrics and Old Times Country Buffet. Most of the places that we have are going to have book shelves that will have tons of books, Patterson said of the informal library locations. Cathleen Towne, 13, said the bookshelves will be placed in a variety of locations around Lake City to promote childhood lit-eracy and awareness. So many kids today dont read for fun because they dont have access to the library or dont have books at home, Towne said. We are hoping that they can read a book, take a book or return a book to one of the spots so they have a chance to read. Kayla Caslow, 14, said theyve created a Facebook page with help from Linda Towne called: For The Love of Reading, LC, Fla., where information about the program includes all book program locations and updates on how the program is progress-ing. The project is designed to improve literacy for children who are 10 years old and younger. Studies have shown that onethird of children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade will end up in jail, Sandra Caslow, Kaylas mother, said. Some of the locations already have shelves and book ends have been made to accommodate the books purchased by the girls. The Columbia County Public Library donated several hun-dred books to the girls for the literacy project. Other books were donated from the girls friends, families, churches, other Girl Scouts and people in the community. Columbia Bank recently donated $75 to help the girls purchase additional books for the program. Elizabeth Tison, a Columbia Bank ambassador, said the bank selected five nonprofit chari-ties to provide funding for local programs, including the girls library locations project. Were just trying to see where we can help, and obviously the girls doing something that is equivalent to the Eagle Award for the Boy Scouts is really good for the girls, she said. It teach-es them how to find their voice, which is part of their journey to being independent women. Theyre a good group, and if anyone can find a way to help them by volunteering or giving contributions, I think its a good thing.7A EFIK?J@;<:?LI:?F=:?I@JK )'(*>fjg\cD\\k`e^K_\d\1N_XkjX`k_k_\jZi`gkli\j6 =\Xkli\[^l\jkjg\Xb\i$Kfep?\ii`e^ 8l^ljk(($(+#)'(*8l^%((jkXik`e^Xk08D8l^%()$(+$.GDE`^_kcp
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By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE Florida will be without its starting quarterback for at least a few days after Jeff Driskel had an emergency proce-dure to remove his appen-dix last week. Florida head coach Will Muschamp informed the media of the surgery Thursday in Gainesville, but said that Driskel should make a full recovery. The head coach was hoping when he first heard about it that it was just a bad cheeseburger, but informed the media that Driskel was fine and he was at media day. Driskel said hes glad that they were able to catch it when they did. Were lucky we found it early and handled that before it got bad, he said. It could have been a lot worse. Were lucky we have a world class medical staff. Driskels time frame to return is unclear, but Muschamp said it shouldnt be more than two weeks. Had the staff not caught it in time, theres a chance that Driskel could have missed Floridas opener against Toledo on Aug. 31. Driskel didnt clear the picture any on when his exact return would be. Whenever Im ready, Ill be back, he said. (Im) not going to rush it, but as soon as I am ready, thats when Ill get back at it. Its not something where Im going to be out for a long period of time. Muschamp said the plan for Driskel is to take it slow and listen to the medical staff on how much work he should get in. Im going to listen to our medical staff and let them guide me on how much he can do and how much work does he think he can handle, Muschamp said. Obviously, when hes in the game, hell be with our first group. But Ill listen to our medical staff as far as how much work they want him to partake in as we go through again. They By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE In his third year as the University of Florida head football coach, Will Muschamp appears comfortable in his own skin. Gone at Thursdays media day was the maniac on the sideline and uptight inter-view. Instead, a candid and even humorous Muschamp met with the media to dis-cuss the upcoming season. One of the main topics of conversation was a rash of injuries that have hit the Gators since Muschamp last met with the media, including Jeff Driskel who had his appendix removed on Tuesday. Our medical staff did a fantastic job identifying that early, Muschamp said. So he ought to be fine. Driskel was fine, and met with the media later in the day. Muschamp didnt give much of an indication on exactly when he would return, but did offer a little clarity. Timetable, they say two weeks, probably will be inside of two weeks based on the early diagnosis of where we are, Muschamp said. Hes doing extremely well. Muschamp said things wont change with Driskels injury and the expectation level for this years team is still to reach the SEC Championship game. I dont think its ever good for you that your starter is not taking the reps at any position, cer-tainly the quarterback posi-tion, Muschamp said. But you always look at it from a glass half full/empty, from the standpoint of what great reps those guys will get. We need to distance ourselves a little bit of who the back-up is going to be. Right now, it would be Tyler Murphy, but, again, weve got a motto around here, man down, man up, and I challenged the foot-ball team just in a meeting right now. Its time for some-body to respond. When you sign at the University of By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Early morning is the order of the day when Fort White High kicks off fall football prac-tice on Monday. The Indians will begin at 7:30 a.m. We are trying to get it done in the morning the first week, coach Demetric Jackson said. When the teachers come back next week, we will do more in the afternoon. Fort White also will do more on the field in the sec-ond week, as the Florida High School Athletic Association has added to its heat acclimation policy. We have three days in shorts and then two days in shorts and shoulder pads, Jackson said. We cant actually hit until Saturday. Two-a-day practices also have taken a hit. For the first five days, practices can run three hours. If there is a second practice during the day, it has to be a walk-through not using a ball. In the second week there can be two-a-days on alter-nating days. Jackson has his annual parents gathering planned for 6 p.m. today in the high school gym. Team rules, safety concerns and player expectations will be dis-cussed, as will booster club information. Jackson said the parents meeting is for varsity, junior varsity and middle school players. Jackson said the summer workouts were a success. The biggest thing is we got some real good condi-tioning in and we got stron-ger, Jackson said. We are in real good shape. It was evident at the FCA camp we were in better shape than most teams. Fort White is facing its usual problem. Our concern right now From staff reportsColumbia High football is not the only sport at the school that begins fall practice on Monday. Swimming and cross country also start. Football will be backed up with a Columbia High Quarterback Club meet-ing at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. There will be planning for the upcoming sea-son, a report on summer workouts and fundraising updates. For details, call club president Allen Masters at 292-0725 Columbia High football Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, August 4, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com 1BSPORTS INDIANS continued on 2B Coach Jackson is hosting parents meeting today. CHS continued on 2B Muschamp is loosey-goosey on Gator media day. GATORS continued on 3B DRISKEL continued on 3B Temporary delay for Driskel after appendectomy. First day for 3 CHS sportsFILEFort White High head football coach Demetric Jackson will host his annual parents meeting at 6 p.m. today in the gym.Indians begin early Monday morning Florida footballABOVE: Florida football head coach Will Muschamp jokes about woodpeckers not suffering from concussions during the UF Football Media Day at Touchdown Terrace on Thursday.LEFT: Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel fields questions asked by members of the media Thursday. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER Lake City Reporter
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 1 p.m. ESPN NASCAR, Sprint Cup, GoBowling.com 400, at Long Pond, Pa. 2 p.m. NBCSN IRL, Indy Lights, at Lexington, Ohio (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN IRL, IndyCar, Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, at Lexington, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, Northwest Nationals, at Kent, Wash. (same-day tape) EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. ABC X Games, at Los Angeles 5 p.m. ESPN X Games, at Los Angeles GOLF 10 a.m. ESPN2 Womens British Open Championship, final round, at St. Andrews, Scotland Noon TGC PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, final round, at Akron, Ohio 2 p.m. CBS PGA Tour-WGC, Bridgestone Invitational, final round, at Akron, Ohio TGC Web.com Tour, Mylan Classic, final round, at Canonsburg, Pa. 4 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, 3M Championship, final round, at Blaine, Minn. 7 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open, final round, at Reno, Nev. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. TBS Arizona at Boston 2:10 p.m. WGN L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN Atlanta at Philadelphia NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NBC Preseason, Hall of Fame Game, Dallas vs. Miami, at Canton, Ohio TENNIS 3 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour, Citi Open, championship, at Washington 5 p.m. ESPN2 WTA, Southern California Open, championship, at Carlsbad, Calif. Monday CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 7 p.m. NBCSN Winnipeg at British Columbia LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Intermediate World Series, championship, at Livermore, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN L.A. Dodgers at St. LouisBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Boston 66 45 .595 Tampa Bay 64 45 .587 1 Baltimore 61 49 .555 4New York 56 52 .519 8 Toronto 50 59 .459 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 62 45 .579 Cleveland 60 49 .550 3Kansas City 54 52 .509 7 Minnesota 46 60 .434 15 Chicago 40 67 .374 22 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 63 46 .578 Texas 61 49 .555 2 Los Angeles 50 58 .463 12 Seattle 50 59 .459 13 Houston 36 72 .333 26 Todays Games Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 8-6), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 1:35 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 9-10) at Baltimore (W.Chen 6-3), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 1:40 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-6) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-9), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 7-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 11-6), 3:35 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 8-6) at Oakland (Griffin 10-7), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 4:10 p.m. Mondays Games Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 9-7) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 7-8) at Houston (Oberholtzer 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-7) at Kansas City (Guthrie 11-7), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-3), 8:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-7), 10:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-11) at Seattle (Iwakuma 10-4), 10:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 65 45 .591 Washington 53 56 .486 11Philadelphia 50 59 .459 14 New York 49 58 .458 14 Miami 43 65 .398 21 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 65 44 .596 St. Louis 64 44 .593 Cincinnati 60 50 .545 5 Chicago 49 60 .450 16Milwaukee 46 63 .422 19 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 59 49 .546 Arizona 56 53 .514 3 Colorado 52 59 .468 8 San Diego 51 59 .464 9 San Francisco 49 59 .454 10 Todays Games Cleveland (Kazmir 6-4) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 7-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 4-1), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 12-5) at Cincinnati (Leake 10-4), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-4) at Boston (Doubront 7-5), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 6-5) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-7), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Moscoso 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-11), 1:40 p.m. Washington (Jordan 1-3) at Milwaukee (Lohse 7-7), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 8-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 2-7), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at San Diego (Kennedy 3-8), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 1-2) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-4), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Atlanta (Minor 11-5) at Washington (Strasburg 5-9), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Thornburg 1-0) at San Francisco (Gaudin 5-2), 10:15 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason Today Miami vs. Dallas at Canton, 8 p.m. Thursday Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Tennessee, 8 p.m.Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m.St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Denver at San Francisco, 9 p.m.Seattle at San Diego, 10 p.m. Friday N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Kansas City at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Chicago at Carolina, 8 p.m.Dallas at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Aug. 16 Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Oakland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.San Francisco at Kansas City, 8 p.m.Tampa Bay at New England, 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Aug. 19 Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m.Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Jacksonville at NY Jets, 7:30 p.m.Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Miami at Houston, 8 p.m.Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Indianapolis at NY Giants, 8 p.m. (FOX) Monday, Aug. 19 Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLWNBA schedule Today Los Angeles at Washington, 4 p.m.Tulsa at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m.Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP GOBOWLING.COM 400 Site: Long Pond, Pa.Schedule: Today, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-5 p.m.). Track: Pocono Raceway (triangle, 2.5 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps. GoBowling.com lineup 1. Jimmie Johnson2. Kyle Busch3. Carl Edwards4. Ryan Newman5. Kurt Busch6. Joey Logano7. Greg Biffle8. Marcos Ambrose9. Denny Hamlin10. Aric Almirola11. Brad Keselowski12. Jamie McMurray13. Jeff Burton14. Kevin Harvick15. AJ Allmendinger16. Clint Bowyer17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr18. Kasey Kahne19. Juan Pablo Montoya20. Tony Stewart21. Paul Menard22. Jeff Gordon23. Travis Kvapil24. Matt Kenseth25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.26. Martin Truex Jr.27. Michael McDowell28. Mark Martin29. Casey Mears30. David Ragan31. David Stremme32. Dave Blaney33. Bobby Labonte34. Danica Patrick35. David Reutimann36. JJ Yeley37. David Gilliland38. Landon Cassill39. Joe Nemecheck40. Josh Wise41. Timmy HIll42. Aledx Kennedy43. Tony Raines 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS ADULT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS season tickets, corporate sponsor gifts and booster parking passes are avail-able at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods. For details, call Alan Moody at 288-8408. Columbia swim teams first practice is 4-6 p.m. Monday at the pool. For details, call coach Mary Kay Mathis at 397-6661. Columbia cross countrys first practice is 5 p.m. Monday at the CHS track. A parents meeting is 5:30 p.m. Thursday. For details, call coach Brooke Solowski at (352) 507-3091. The CHS girls golf team has a scramble fund-raiser at Quail Heights Country Club on Saturday. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The format is three-person captains choice with gross and net prizes. Cost of $75 per player includes golf, lunch, prizes and a cash payout for the winning teams. For details, call Quail Heights at 752-3339. is numbers, Jackson said. I have to say the guys who showed up have done a great job. Fort White will host Dixie County High in the kickoff classic game at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. The first regular season game is at Hamilton County High on Aug. 30. Indians volleyball: Fort Whites volleyball team has tryouts on Wednesday. Varsity tryouts begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon. The junior varsity try-outs are 2-4 p.m. All partici-pants must have a physical. For details, call coach Kelbie Ronsonet at 288-5687. INDIANS From Page 1B CHS: X-C parents meeting Thursday Continued From Page 1B COURTESYChrist Central team was the Church League champions for the spring of 2013.COURTESYSilent Asylum team was the Mens League champions for th e spring of 2013. Drug busts expected MondayAssociated PressNEW YORK Pressure to get suspensions over with before the playoffs could force an end to nego-tiations in baseballs latest drug scandal. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clin-ic. While A-Rod is expect-ed to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz to return for October. Major League Baseball is prepared to issue two simultaneous announce-ments no later than Monday, a person famil-iar with the process told The Associated Press on Thursday. One would list players who accept sus-pensions; the other would name those disciplined without deals, but who could challenge penalties before an arbitrator. Most players face 50-game suspensions for their links to the now-closed Florida clinic, which has been accused of dis-tributing banned perfor-mance-enhancing drugs. But baseball is threatening to kick Rodriguez out for life unless the three-time AL MVP agrees to a long ban, perhaps around 200 games. Others facing discipline include Francisco Cervelli, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera.
Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 3B3BSPORTS DRISKEL From Page 1B BRIEFS GATORS: Goal is sweep of SEC East Continued From Page 1BFlorida, you have a huge expectation level to com-pete for championships. So, regardless of the situation, thats what we expect. The plan for now is to keep Driskel involved as much as possible while he gets healthy. (Driskel) will be involved in the mental side of the game and seeing the defense and those sort of things and being able to get some mental reps through the film work and all of that, Muschamp said. It will be a day-to-day pro-cess is basically how it was explained to me today. All theyre worried about are the sutures healing and that theres no infection. Once you get past that stage, its all a pain tolerance issue. Luckily Jeffs a tough guy, so its not going to be an issue for him. He wants to get back on the field, but were going to listen to our medical staff before him on those situations. The Gators also have an injury in Matt Jones, who is out with a viral infection. He came down with this in the last four or five days, and right now, were filling him full of antibiotics and how his body responds will tell me how quickly he can come back, Muschamp said. I probably wont know definitively until end of next week on that. Its just one of those things that happened, but a guy that should be fine. But the injuries didnt seem to phase Muschamp. He seemed confident about the Gators chances this fall. He made jokes about wood-peckers being immune to concussions, he joked that Florida must win every SEC East game to make it to the SEC Championship and he made clear that pre-season rankings werent that important. What hes focused on is having Florida prepared to make a run come Aug. 31. Muschamps one concern is depth on defense heading into the fall. I think we have a good enough mixture of guys up front that have played well and can play well for us to be fine, Muschamp said. Im concerned about the depth and the quality experience at the linebacker position, and obviously the safety position. And Muschamp didnt shy away from noting that some of last years perfor-mances are going to be used as motivation. I do think that we still had a couple games that we didnt play very well or coach very well in, and every player is motivated differently, Muschamp said. Some of those guys certainly have used that through the off-season as a motivating factor to under-stand how close we were to some opportunities, and we didnt create those for ourselves. We let those opportunities slip. So we certainly use that as a moti-vating factor. But more than anything to me, its about individually improving as a player and collectively that helps you improve as a team. I think our guys have bought into that in under-standing the success that each individual can have is a greater opportunity for a better season, which means youre winning more foot-ball games. may walk in in three or four days and say hes fine based on how hes progressing right now. They may walk in and say its going to be six, seven more days. I dont know. Im just waiting on them to tell me. Tyler Murphey will serve as the teams start-ing quarterback in prac-tice. Muschamp said the Gators will have options at the position however. Murphy is a clear-cut backup, Muschamp said. (There will be opportu-nities) to battle for the third spot. We obviously will have a Trey Burton package, which was very effective for us last year. RMS FOOTBALL Wolves start practice Monday Richardson Middle School football will begin fall practice at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Players must have a physical to partipate. Any player wishing to be a part of this years team must begin practice by Friday. For details, call Chris Coleman at 365-1542. YOUTH FOOTBALL Registration set for city league Lake City Parks and Recreation Department has registration for its Little League Football program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24 at the Teen Town Center. The league is for girls and boys ages 6-13. Cost is $50 per child and proof of age is required. A parent or guardian must accompany the child to registration to sign forms. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. CHEERLEADING Registration open on Saturday Cheerleading registration for Little League Football is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 17 at Memorial Stadium. Total cost is $95 $35 for registration and $60 if a uniform is needed. For details, call Wilda Drawdy at 965-1377. JUNIOR TENNIS Johnny Young offers camp The final Johnny Young Tennis Camp this summer is 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday at The Country Club at Lake City. Cost is $65 for club members and $80 for non-members. Drinks and snacks will be provided free of charge. The clinics are limited to the first 16 paid children. Register a child or pick up information at The Country Club at Lake City. For details, call Johnny Young at 365-3827 or Carl Ste-Marie at 752-2266. GIRLS SOFTBALL Registration for fall season open Girls Softball Association of Columbia Countys registration for the fall season is under way. Sign-up is at Brians Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west. A copy of the players birth certificate is required if not already on file. Cost is $55 per player or $75 for two or more siblings. For details, call 984-0003. ZUMBA Free classes offered Aug. 18 Sarah Sandlin is offering A Taste of Zumba free classes for beginners at Teen Town on Aug. 18. There are four free classes: Shirt cut and design, 2-2:45 p.m.; Zumba kids (ages 6-12), 3-3:30 p.m.; Introduction to Zumba-learn the basic steps, 3:45-4:45 p.m.; Zumba gold beginner class, 5-5:30 p.m. Sandlins regular $5 Zumba class will follow. For details, call Sandlin at (386) 438-9292 YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays tryouts North Florida Rays 11U travel baseball team has tryouts for the fall season at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Southside Sports Complex Red fields. Anyone interested in playing 11U travel baseball is welcome and encouraged to try out. For details, call Todd Green at 365-5161 or Andy Miles at 867-0678.Q From staff reports ASSOCIATED PRESSTiger Woods is leading the Bridgestone Invitational at Fir estone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, by seven strokes after three rounds. The tournament is a Wo rld Golf Championships event. Tiger rolls at FirestoneAssociated PressAKRON, Ohio Tiger Woods followed one of the best rounds of his life with a solid 2-under 68 on Saturday in the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational, giving him a seven-shot lead and setting him up for a remarkable eighth victory at Firestone Country Club. Unlike in a second-round 61 that could easily have been a 59 or even lower, Woods didnt recover from all of his errant shots. He bogeyed the ninth, 14th and 16th holes, failing to bounce back from medio-cre shots. Yet he still was good enough to put himself in position for yet another lopsided victory, one that will likely mark him as the player to beat next week in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Woods had a 15-under 195 total Henrik Stenson was second after a 67, while Jason Duffner also shot 67 and was in third place at 203.Associated PressCANTON, Ohio While his six other classmates for this weekends enshrine-ment sported blue golf shirts given them by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cris Carter was dressed in suit and tie. He might never take them off. Man, I am in the Hall of Fame. I am wearing a suit every day, Carter said Friday. Carter joined Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Dave Robinson and Curley Culp as the newest induct-ees on Saturday night. He was, by far, the most emotional during a news conference Friday as fes-tivities began for the 50th anniversary celebration of the hall. The only member of the Class of 2013 who didnt win an NFL title, Carter used a handkerchief to wipe away the tears when asked about his career and the fact it took six tries to get elected. Minnesota fans didnt judge me when a lot of bad things were being said about me, Carter said, fre-quently pausing to regain his composure. They always cheered for Cris. The only thing I really wish is we couldve won that championship for those people. What they did for my life, every day I went out there, I played for those people. Parcells was a winner of two NFL titles as a coach. Ogden, one of the premier offensive tackles of his time, grabbed a Super Bowl ring in 2000. Larry Allen was a 1995 champion with Dallas. Sapp, an outstanding defensive tackle with a per-sonality as big as any sta-dium, won the 2002 cham-pionship in Tampa Bay. Robinson, a major cog in Green Bays champion-ship machine under Vince Lombardi, won the first two Super Bowls. Culp, one of the original pass-rushing demons at defensive tackle, got his ring with the 1969 Chiefs.Associated PressMIAMI Greg Oden still needs some time to get ready for the rigors of play-ing in the NBA. He no longer needs a new team, however. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has chosen to sign with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat, ending months of suspense over where the center whose career has been decimated by a series of knee problems would be attempting his comeback. Mike Conley Sr., one of Odens agents, said Friday night that the former Portland center accepted an offer worth about $1 million for this season. He just thought that it was the best fit for him, where hes at and especial-ly for how it relates to him coming back, Conley said. He can be on a winning team and be working his way in slowly. Oden casts his lot with Heat Sapp, Parcells, Carter among NFL Hall of Fame inductees
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3CBiz LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 4-10, 2013 3C MLB drug deal deadline looms By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK Looming playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseballs latest drug scandal as pressure builds to impose penalties so stars can still make the postseason. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is expected to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas AllStar outfielder Nelson Cruz to return for October. Major League Baseball is prepared to issue two simultaneous announcements no later than Monday, a person famil iar with the process told The Associated Press on Thursday. One would list players who accept suspensions; the other would name those disciplined without deals, but who could challenge penalties before an arbitrator. The person spoke on condition of ano nymity because no statements were autho rized. Most players face 50-game suspensions for their links to the now-closed Florida clinic, which has been accused of dis tributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. But baseball is threatening to kick Rodriguez out for life unless the three-time AL MVP agrees to a long ban, perhaps around 200 games. Rodriguez appeared ready to talk Thursday as he was leaving the teams minor league complex in Tampa, Fla., waving a group of writers to his car in the parking lot and rolling down the window. However, when he saw a second group with TV cameras approaching, he said: Ill talk to you guys, but no cameras. Rodriguez closed the window and wait ed a moment, then left without saying another word. Baseballs highest-paid player with a $28 million salary, Rodriguez played in a simulated game and saw 31 pitches over six at-bats, played third and ran bases. The Yankees expect A-Rod to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLBs investiga tion, and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has considered suspend ing him for violations of its labor contract and drug agreement, which would cause him to start serving his penalty before the case would go to arbitration. Sidelined following hip surgery in January and then a strained quadriceps, the 38-year-old third baseman hopes to return to the Yankees in a few days. He is to play Friday and Saturday at DoubleA Trenton, putting himself in position to rejoin New York for Mondays series opener at the Chicago White Sox if hes not banned. Barring a rainout this weekend, Cruzs Rangers would have exactly 50 games remaining before they play at the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. If he files a grievance, as a first offender, the penalty would be delayed until after a deci sion by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. But the lengthy legal process likely would risk his eligibility for the playoffs and the start of next season. Cruz said Thursday he hadnt made any decision about a possible appeal. Asked whether he was told specifically what pen alty could be forthcoming, Cruz respond ed, No, I cannot tell you. Sorry. Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta is the other targeted All-Star on a pennant con tender, and the Tigers would have 53 games left before playing at Cleveland on Monday. Another All-Star shortstop, San Diegos Everth Cabrera, could serve all of a 50game suspension this year if he begins with the Padres game against Baltimore on Tuesday. Others facing discipline include injured Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and Seattle catcher Jesus Montero, who is in the minor leagues with Triple-A Tacoma. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that the U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami had opened a criminal investigation into whether Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch illegally sold controlled substances to high school students. That probe has the potential to complicate baseballs dis ciplinary cases if Boschs lawyers advise him not to participate in MLB grievance hearings, where the commissioners office presumably would call him to testify and authenticate documents. AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins and AP freelance writer Mark Didtler contrib uted to this report. Despite boom, Big Oil in a slump By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer NEW YORK New troves of oil have been found all over the globe, and oil companies are taking in around $100 for every barrel they produce. But these seemingly prosperous condi tions arent doing much for Big Oil: Profit and production at the worlds largest oil companies are slumping badly. Exxon Mobil, Shell and BP all posted disappointing earnings this week. Chevron is expected to post a profit decline Friday. All of them face the same problem: The cost to get newfound oil from remote locations and tightly packed rock is high and rising. And it takes years and billions of dollars to get big new production projects up and running. The higher extraction costs could translate to higher oil and gasoline prices for consumers. Strong production growth at an oil company can offset higher operating costs, but when pro duction is flat or declining its a big hit, says Brian Youngberg, an analyst at Edward Jones. Even though oil prices are $100 or higher, the returns on investment arent what they used to be. The new oil being found and produced is in ultra-deep ocean waters, in sands that must be heated to release the hydro carbons, or trapped in shale or other tight rock that requires constant drilling to keep produc tion steady. That makes this new oil far more expensive to get out of the ground than whats known as conventional oil large pools of oil and gas in relatively easyto-drill locations. Those reserves have always been hard to find, but now they are all but gone outside of the Middle East. David Vaucher, who tracks oil production operating costs at IHS CERA, says oilfield operation costs are now at a record high. The fields are more remote and the resource conditions are more extreme, he says. New oil projects in the U.S. and Canada, where production is growing faster than anywhere in the world, require high oil prices to be profitable, Vaucher says. In order to make an industry average return, a new production project in the Canadian oil sands requires a price of $81 per barrel. For an onshore U.S. field, its $70 per barrel, but it ranges from $45 to $95 per barrel, depending on the rate of oil flow. In the Gulf of Mexico, its $63. In the Middle East, just $23 per barrel. Many oil analysts predict that relatively weak growth in world oil demand coupled with rising production from newfound fields will make for flat or lower oil prices in the years to come. But if big oil companies cant earn strong profits at todays oil pric es, it may mean prices will have to rise higher to convince them its worth the risk to continue to aggressively explore new fields. If they worry they cant make enough money, theyll cut back. Oswald Clint, an analyst at Bernstein Research, said in a recent report that oil prices can hold steady and even rise into 2015. Among his reasons: The growth of U.S. oil produc tion is slowing because the best new American fields have been tapped, and the number of rigs probing new fields has flattened out. One of the more difficult plac es for Big Oil lately has been onshore in the U.S., which is in the midst of a historic oil boom being driven by the new discover ies. American production is now rising faster than any time since the 1950s. But major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and BP were late to get into the U.S. shale oil game, and therefore had to pay high prices to acquire promising land. And the drilling is hugely expen sive, too. Because the oil is thinly dispersed and hard to squeeze out, dozens of wells must be sys tematically drilled over an area to get to the oil.
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, AUGUST4, 2013 4C 3C DIRECTOR OFNURSING Position#A99997 (Revised) This is a professional position responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Associate Degree Nursing program, the Practical Nurse program and the Patient Care Assistant program at Florida Gateway College. Minimum Qualifications:Currently licensed as a registered nurse in Florida and shall have either a bachelor's degree in nursing plus a master's or doctoral degree in a related field or a master's or doctoral degree in nursing. Florida statues 64B9-2.005. Two years teaching experience. Computer literate.Knowledge of statisticalconcepts. Knowledge of accounting principles. Knowledge of state laws affecting nursing program operations. Ability in numerical reasoning and verbal expression. Ability in written communication. Previous leadership/management or Director of Nursing experience preferred. EXCELLENT SALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE Application Deadline:Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita,and photocopies of transcripts.All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources FloridaGateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City,FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.com FGCisaccredited by the Commissionon Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN STUDENT AND COLLEGE READINESSADVOCATE (Grant Funded) Revised This is a grant funded professional position responsible for assisting the Take Stock in Children Program Specialist with the Take Stock in Children program. Responsible for ensuring program quality and quality service delivery to students. Must be well organized, capable of operating witha minimum of supervision and be able to work effectively with a wide variety of people including, volunteers, students, parents and other professionals.Must be willing to travel withinthe district frequently and periodically to various statewide training programs.Requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited university. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, or similar software programs. Experience working with youth and volunteers preferred.Excellent working knowledge of computer operations including maintaining databases. Good written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of general office operations. Capable of supervising volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to youth. Ability to make presentations to a variety of individuals and groups. SALARY:$24,542annually, plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita,and photocopies of transcripts.All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City,FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FGCisaccredited by the Commissionon Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING/ASDN COORDINATOR194 Duty DaysTenure Track Position# F99990Conduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. Prepare for instruction -syllabi, lesson plans, tests, use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of the learner, use effective communication techniques. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate and current technology in the teachingand learning process. Mentor and orientnew faculty. This is a 194 duty day position. Hours will vary and requires evenings. Requiresa Masters of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in Florida or be eligible for licensure in Florida.Three years of experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred). Ability to present information ina coherent manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student retention of that information.Desirable Qualifications: Computer Literate. Teaching experience. Previous Coordinator/ Leadership experience preferred. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ COORDINATOR, NURSING224 Duty DaysTenure Track Position# F99978Conduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. Prepare for instruction -syllabi, lesson plans, tests, use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of the learner, use effective communication techniques. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate and current technology in the teaching and learning process. This is a 224 duty day position. Hours will vary and requires evenings.Requires an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in Florida or be eligible for licensure in Florida.Three years of experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred). Ability to present information ina coherent manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student retention of that information.Desirable Qualifications: Computer Literate. Teaching experience. ASN required, BSN preferred. EXCELLENT SALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULEApplication Deadline:Open Until FilledPersons interested should provide College application, vita,and photocopies of transcripts.All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications availableon web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City,FL32025-2007 Ph(386) 754-4314Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.com FGCis accredited by the Commissionon Colleges of th e Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY Adjunct instructors needed for water and wastewater programs. Teach online courses in Environmental Sciences, Water and Wastewater classes preparing students to qualify for Florida Department of Environmental licensure process. Masters Degreewith at least 18 graduate hours in environmental science or related disciplineis required for Associate level courses; a Bachelors Degree is required for noncredit/non transfer courses and 2 years of experience.Knowledge in math, environmental science, and chemistry; knowledge of state and locallaws/regulations regarding water/wastewater operations; communications skills; ability in written communications. Water/wastewater operators license, computer skills, work experience as well as some instructional abilitiesdesired. Deadline For Receiving Applications: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita,and photocopies of transcripts.All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Mr. David Still Water Resources Training Programs Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City,FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4343 Fax (386) 754-4843 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FGCisaccredited by the Commissionon Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 13-700-DRHERBERTD. WONG,PetitionerandCLAUDETTE S. WONGRespondent.NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE(NO CHILD OR FINANCIALSUP-PORT)TO: CLAUDETTE S. WONG 770 SWSymphony Loop, Lake City, FL32025YOU ARE NOTIFIED that action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are re-quired to serve a copy of your writ-ten defenses, if any, to it on HER-BERTD. WONG whose address is 753 SWBrandywine Drive #B-103, Lake City, FL32025 on or before 8/12/13, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055, before service or Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.This action is asking the court to de-cide how the following real or per-sonal property should be divided: NONE.Copies of all court documents in this case including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on re-cord at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: 7/11/13P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ Sol S. 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Backgrounds Customer Service, Inside Sales and Outside sales are a plus Good Communication SkillsStrong Desire To Succeed Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment, both independently and as part of a team. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Class ACDLdrivers needed Applicants must have clean driving record with NO points on license. Must have a minimum of at least two years driving experience.Applicants must be drug free and will be subject to random drug testing throughout term of employment.Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand written directions. Applicants must be clean and neat in appearance as they will be representing our company. Call 386-935-1705 100Job Opportunities05540248I AM LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR TYPE PERSON MANAGEMENT TRAINEE One who will take personal interest in our business. If you are willing to work hard, follow a proven sales system and dedicate yourself to a insurance sales career opportunity, then we need to meet. We will . Train you...& train you well, in classroom and field. Pay you...& pay you well, $60,000+ potential in your first year. Provide growth opportunities limited only by your own desire and ability. Contact Jim Elliott 214-360-1382 or email@example.com 05540250Southeast Regional Runs!Flexible Hometime Driver Friendly Freight NO Northeast Lanes SIGN ON BONUS!!! CDLClass Aw/hazmat877-893-9645 or apply www.southernfreight.com 05540288Tire Service Tech Needed Must have 2 yrs. experience in heavy duty tire maintenance including mounting and installing commercial vehicle tires in a shop environment as well as road side service calls. Driver License/Clean MVR a must. Pay based on experience. Benefits include Health/Life Insurance, Paid vacation and 401K. Applications available at 1050 SE 6th St. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-3110 Mechanic needed at Fla.Rock&Tank Lines In White Springs. Diesel exprnc reqr'd in maintenance & repair of tractor trailers. 45-50hrs/wk Class ACDLlicense preferred. Excellent Benefits! email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 904-858-9008 MECHANIC NEEDED with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 Part Time Bull DozerOperator needed for FJ Hill Construction. Experienced required Call 386-752-7887 F/T Secretary position. Microsoft Outlook & Excel knowledge. Benefits Avail.Medical/401K/ Profit Sharing. Apply in person Idaho Timber 1786 SE SR 100 WANTED EXPERIENCEDLUBE TECH Tools Required Apply Rountree Moore Ford 2588 WUS Hwy 90 Lake City, FL32055 See: Jimbo Pegnetter WANTED G.M.Transmission Tech Drive ability helpful Apply at Rountree-Moore Chevrolet 4316 WUS HWY90 Lake City, FL32055 See: Donnie Rosbury 120Medical Employment05540169Dietary Cook, RN, LPN, CNA Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the full time positions, Dietary Cook, RN, LPN and CNA. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package offered. Please apply in person at: Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 EOE 120Medical EmploymentMEDICALASSISTANT Front/ Back with experience. Willing to work both areas of a 2 doctorpractice. Fax Resume 386-758-5628 Medical Biller Experienced Only Multi-Practice Billing, Coding and Insurance. Must have good follow up and follow through skills. Needs to be current in Medical Insurance changes. Intergy/Vitera software experience a plus. FAX RESUME: 386-758-5628 NEEDED for Skilled Nursing Facility 7p 7a RN s and or LPN s Day Shift W ounded Car e Nurse 2 or more years work experience in a skilled nursing facility preferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefits Apply in person: Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL Tel 386-362-7860 NEEDED for Skilled Nursing Facility 7p 7a RN s and or LPN s Dietar y Manager (CDM or ACF Chef) 2 or more years work experience in a skilled nursing facility preferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefits Apply in person: Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL Tel 386-362-7860 SunCrest OMNI Home Care in Lake City Looking for Full time Registered Nurse Previous Home Care exp a plus! Fax resume to: 1-877-230-1431 Contact: Amy: 954-415-6595 www.suncresthealth.com SunCrest Home Health is an EOE employer and drug free workplace Urgent Care Clinic hiring for full time Anrp/PA. Send reply to Box 05088, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 240Schools & Education05539411Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class9/16 /2013 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class8/05/2013 LPN 9/16/2013 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. 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LIFE Sunday, August 4, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D A lthough the heat of summer has been with us for some time, the pattern of daily thunderstorms has returned, bringing along all this high humid-ity. These are the conditions that allow many lawn dis-eases to thrive. All warm season grasses can be injured by diseases, but St. Augustine grass has more than its share of the dis-ease and fungus problem. Many disease pathogens are always present in estab-lished lawns, but the patho-gens can readily spread and cause problems when the grass is stressed by other factors. Factors that can weaken grass include mowing too low, too much or too little fertilizer, poorly drained soil, improper irri-gation practices and com-paction. Correcting these problems can help make your grass healthy enough to compete with the patho-gen on its own. According to research, mowing at the correct height can help thicken the lawn, increase root health and suppress weeds. Just think about all the proven ways your lawn will ben-efit just by adjusting the height of your mower deck. Mowing should be timed so that no more than one third of the leaf blades are removed. The remaining portion of the blades must produce enough energy for the plant to survive. Scalping the lawn reduces the plants ability to bounce back from pest damage. The ideal healthy cutting height of St. Augustine grass and Bahia grass is 3 to 4 inches. Centipede grass should be mowed to a height of 1 to 2 inches, and Bermuda grass should be mowed to about 1 inch. The dwarf St. Augustine grass varieties should be mowed at about 2 inches. If you really want to help your lawn become healthy, switch your irriga-tion system to manual. We receive plenty of rain dur-ing this time of the year, so only irrigate as needed. Irrigate only when you see signs that indicate water is actually needed by the plants. These signs include leaf blades folding length-wise, grass color becoming bluish gray or leaf blades staying bent down in your footprint after you walk across the lawn. When you see one of these signs, irri-gate with about to inch of water. To learn more about when to irrigate your lawn, read http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EP054 on the UF /IFAS website. Some of the diseases to watch out for during hot rainy weather are leaf spots, root rot and take-all root rot. Cercospora leaf spot and gray leaf spot Tis the season for grass diseases Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFEBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comA s drywall tumbled to the floor, pink insula-tion floated around the group of teenag-ers gathered inside a Lake City residence. Megan Hemberger, from Indian Rocks Beach, grabbed the next hand-ful of drywall, releasing another pink cloud. The teenagers, 18 in total, were part of a United Church of Christ mission trip, which trav-eled to Columbia County from all over Florida to aid Tropical Storm Debby victims. The church partnered with United Way of Suwannee Valley to help the region. Led by Pastor Sheila Guillaume of West Palm Beach, the group arrived in Lake City Wednesday night. They were welcomed with a pizza party hosted by Bethel United Methodist Church, includ-ing brownies and ice cream. Victory Christian Teaching Ministries provided the group a place to stay for the duration of their trip. Our focus in terms of our church is to love God and our neighbors, Guillaume said. This is just one way of showing that. On Thursday, the group worked to clear out a house that had been struck by lightning dur-ing last years storm. They spent the day pulling down drywall, sweeping up installation, tearing out nails and ripping up carpet. By 2 p.m., they had already filled one large trash container. This is wonderful. It makes you feel so good about the future, said United Way case manager Lynne Hodges. This is summer time, and theyre not at the beach. Theyre here working. Hodges feels it is extremely important for volunteers to help with relief efforts. The group from the United Church of Christ was the first volunteer group of the summer, she said, but they have plans for more. We have many more houses than we can handle, she said. The more help we can get, the more we can stretch our funding. On June 26, 2012, Debby made landfall on the Florida coast after soaking the state for four straight days while it brewed in the Gulf. The storm deposited up to 30 inches of rain on Columbia County, causing an estimated $12 million in damage, according to local officials. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Recovery Program summary, 1,789 Columbia County residents filed for assistance after Tropical Storm Debby, compared to 510 Teens on a mission Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON / Lake City Reporter Carlton Kieckhafer pulls nails Thursday while helping strip a Lake City home of storm-damaged drywall and ins ulation. Kiekhafer was one of 18 teenagers from Church of Christ youth groups in Florida cities who volunteered for a mission trip to help local residents s till not recovered from damage caused by Tropical Storm Debbie last summer. United Way of Suwanne e Valley is coordinating the groups efforts. United Church of Christ group working to repair local homes.Designer joins team for fantasy dog parksBy SUE MANNINGAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Interior designer Nate Berkus has been adding fantasy to homes for 16 years, inspiring people with just the right creative touch. But hes been a dog-lover even longer, and hes turning his design exper-tise to a half-million-dollar fantasy dog park. Berkus, 41, has joined the creative team for the 2014 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. Contestants have to answer one ques-tion: If you had $500,000 to create a Dream Dog Park where you and your best buddy can play together, what would you do? In Lancaster, Pa., the answer included a doggy amusement park with a tennis ball tree and a 40-foot roller coaster bridge. The park there the third contest winner opens Aug. 6. The first park was built in Johns Creek, Ga., with a family destination theme and includes a bone-shaped bridge, two splash pads, tunnels, rubberized mulch paths and shade trees. The second park in Alabaster, Ala., has synthetic turf, agility rings, a walking trail, a fetch football field, fire hydrant goalposts and a mulch adventure path with tunnels, said Brent Gleckler, brand director for Beneful dog food. There is nothing I love more than being with my dog, Berkus said of side-kick Tucker, a black mutt. Together, they visit a dog park nearly every night. The parks in Alabaster and Johns Creek have been tourist magnets. In Georgia, the city had to make 72 new parking spaces next to the park to accommodate visitors. In Alabama, people take good care of the park, but the city does a walkthrough once a day, sprays it down twice a week and uses a biodegradable chemical once a month, city parks director Tim Hamm said. The dog park is part the citys flagship Veterans Park, with a ball field com-plex, 2.5-mile walking trail, eight pavilions with picnic tables, two playgrounds, a skateboard park and vet-erans memorial, Hamm said. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Melanie Digrigoli, 15, of Indian Rocks Beach, pulls nail s while working to strip a local home of storm-damaged drywall on Thursday ASSOCIATED PRESSA yellow lab makes use of an agility hoop at the unveil ing of Americas first Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek, Ga. The $500,000 renovation of the do g park was awarded to the community by Beneful brand dog food as part of its WagWor ld Dream Dog Park Contest. GARDEN continued on 2D MISSION continued on 2D HELPING DEBBYS VICTIMS PARKS continued on 3D
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press HOUSTON A child of the Great Depression, John Milkovisch didnt throw anything away not even the empty cans of beer he enjoyed each afternoon with his wife. So, in the early 1970s when aluminum siding on houses was all the rage, he lugged down the cans he had stored in his attic for years, painstakingly cut open and flattened each one and began to wallpaper his home. The funny thing is that it wasnt ... to attract atten tion, said Ruben Guevara, head of restoration and preservation of the Beer Can House in Houstons Memorial Park area. He said himself that if there was a house similar to this a block away, he wouldnt take the time to go look at it. He had no idea what was the fascination about what he was doing. Milkovisch passed away in the mid-1980s, but his wife, Mary, still lived there. Her sons would do work from time to time, replacing rusty steel cans with new ones and restoring a hur ricane-destroyed beer wall. And when they feared for her safety because of the gawkers, they put up a pri vacy fence, embedding beer cans in that as well. The neighborhood has rapidly transformed since Mary Milkovischs death in the mid-1990s, going from a working middle-class area to todays condoand loftlined upper-class sector. But the home remains a wellknown entity. Local nonprofit Orange Show Center for Visionary Art bought the property about 10 years ago, began a careful restoration of the house and opened it to the public. It shows the human nature of the individual is supreme. You can take the simplest thing, and it can actually affect a lot of other people, said Houston resi dent Patrick Louque, who lived in the area when it was John Milkovischs pet project. Milkovisch began redec orating the homes exterior in earnest in 1968, when he purchased a metal canopy for his backyard so he and his wife could have some shade while drinking their afternoon beers. Fed up with lawn-mowing, he cov ered the yard with concrete blocks, embedding them with marbles he had col lected as a boy. The back wall of the cano pied area became a cacoph ony of colors sunlight playing tricks as it shone through the beer bottles and marbles. Then, he moved on to the side and the front, using long-collected materials and gathering discarded items from the railroad track nearby, where he worked as an upholsterer refurbish ing rail cars. Lugging home the things he wanted in a satchel or a wheelbarrow he inherited from his father, Milkovisch would spend a few hours each day out side, where his wife who barred him from doing too much to the interior had given him free rein. He used cans, bottles, marbles, redwood, Guevara said. He drank a lot of beer, him and Mary, and he col lected all the beer cans that he would drink. He stored them because he knew he was going to use them, but he didnt know for what. A lot of beer it was, too. The art center estimates Milkovisch had 50,000 cans that piled up by drinking a six-pack daily over the span of 20 years. For 17 months, working from bottom to top, Milkovisch coated the home with cans of Budweiser, Texas Pride, Shiner really, whatever brand was on sale. He cre ated long, decorative gar lands from beer can tops and hung them along the eaves of his home. The front of the house, when that went up, thats when all the buzz began, Guevara said, referring to the garlands that nearly hide the entire front porch and door. People would drive by, slow down, stare and honk. Often, they would stop and ask questions. So, Milkovisch would do what came most naturally to him. Invite them in for a beer. will attack St. Augustine grass. The Cercospora leaf spots are long and narrow with brown edges and tan centers. The grey leaf spots have a dark brown outer rings and fuzzy, grey centers. It is important to know the difference because treatments are different. A UF Master Gardener can help identify grass diseases and help you with a management plan. A key for identifying turf diseases can be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ LH064 The root rots are some times not noticed until there has been signifi cant damage done below ground. Take-all root rot may not show symptoms of yellowing grass for two to three weeks. To learn more about lawn diseases, check out the above web site or call the UF Master Gardeners on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 752-5384. You can also visit the UF Master Gardeners at the Fort White Library every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 2DLIFE ASSOCIATED PRESS The beer can house, a Houston landmark, sits between newer homes in Houston. Former owner John Milkovisch covered the outside on the house with siding made of cut and flatten beer cans and garlands made from the lids. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a local nonprofit that preserves art installations in the city, bought the property about 10 years ago. HAPPENINGS Howells to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Don and Polly Howell of Gilchrist County will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, 2013. The couple were married in Brook, Ind., on Aug. 8, 1953, and first lived in Columbus, Ohio, where Don was sta tioned with the Air Force during the Korean War. After he was discharged in 1956, they returned to live in Indiana. In 1978, they moved to Cape Coral, Fla., then to Zephyrhills in 1993 and to Gilchrist County after that. They became the proud parents of four children: Julie Howell Rymond (19552005), who lived in Phoenix, Ariz., and had two sons; Paul Howell (1957-2004), who had a son and a daughter; David Howell (1959-1987) and John Howell, who lives with his wife, Amy, and their three sons in San Antonio, Fla. They also have three great-grandsons and one great-grand daughter. For most of Dons working years, he was in the auto paint and body trade, work ing in dealerships and in shops he owned. Mrs. Howell was a public school teacher, first in Indiana then in Floridas Lee and Pasco counties. She also taught advanced Bible studies at a Bible college. Through the years, they have both been active in their local churches, and Don spent a lot of time on the mission field in Haiti. Polly is presently the president of the Lake City Aglow Lighthouse. The couple invites family and friends to share their memories with them at a reception that will be held in their honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Fellowship Hall of the Fort White Church of God. While they would love to see the smiling faces of friends and family at the event, they request no gifts. COURTESY Don and Polly Howell. D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN: Season for grass diseases Continued From Page 1D Beer by beer, Houston home becomes landmark MISSION: Teens help storm victims Continued From Page 1D registrations from the two 2004 hurricanes. United Way reached out to a number of cases through a needs assess ment, and settled on assisting 246 households. The recovery cost totaled $4,617,721. While the name of the homeowner assisted by the United Church of Christ youth could not be released, Guillaume and Hodges said he had expressed sincere apprecia tion. The group spent Thursday working on the home, and managed to gut the entire building. Had the homeowner not had the extra help, Hodges said it would have taken a lot longer. Guillaume was excited about the work accom plished in just one day. In the past, her church partici pated in a similar project in Fort Pierce. However, there were only seven teenagers, and it took them a week to finish the same amount of labor accomplished in one day here. After Guillaume heard about the need of Columbia County residents, she sent out a call to churches across Florida within her denomination. Youth groups from three cities responded Indian Rocks Beach, Miami Beach and Northport. Combined with her own group of five from West Palm Beach, four cit ies participated in the mis sion trip. If everybody gives a little, a lot can happen, she said. AMANDA WILLIAMSON / Lake City Reporter Alana Smith (left) reaches out for a piece of drywall being handed to her by Carlton Kieckhafer. At far right, Mike Bourque pulls another strip of the material from the ceiling. Ive never been on a mission trip before, Smith said. You know, Florida has a lot of hurricanes, and if a hurricane struck my house, I would like people to come help me.
Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 3D3DLIFEBY BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated PressBOSTON Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writ-ing about him. Grace Hall Hemingway started a series of scrapbooks document-ing the childhood of the future Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner by describing how the sun shone and robins sang on the day in July 1899 when he was born. Starting today, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will make the content of five Hemingway scrapbooks available online for the first time, giving fans and scholars the chance to follow the life of one of the 20th centurys literary greats from diapers to high school degree. Hemingway Collection curator Susan Wrynn said much of the content hasnt been made avail-able to the public before and only a few researchers have seen it in its entirety. The fragile leather-bound volumes have been kept in a dark vault for about four decades to keep them from fall-ing apart. The release of these records from the archive, home to 90 percent of existing Hemingway manuscript materials, will come on what would have been the scribes 114th birthday. I think it will be a very rich resource for people interested in learning about this period of his life, Sean Hemingway, the authors grandson, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. He had tre-mendous talent. It must have been there from the beginning. So Im sure there are clues in there to that. Pennsylvania State University professor Sandra Spanier, who is general editor of a project that will publish Hemingways letters in more than a dozen volumes, said the scrapbooks that the authors mother created offer details of his daily life up until age 18 that arent anywhere else. She almost made their lives into a story ... and I think that carries over into his life and his fiction, she said. Theres a scribbling from when Hemingway wasnt quite 3 years old that the future war correspondent and novelist who later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea told his mother depicted the roaring sea. Other early pas-sages also hinted at the writer Hemingway would become. Before he was 4, Hemingway was trooping into the woods to go hunting with his father and using long words and making sage remarks, according to his mother, who enclosed photos of her son trout fishing and holding his own rifle. Can cock my own gun, one of her captions read. By the time Hemingway was 5, his mother noted that he was collecting war cartoons and had an appreciation for characters with courage. He loves stories about Great Americans, she wrote. The scrapbooks have a plethora of family photos from the Hemingway familys home in Oak Park, Ill., and their vacation cottage on a lake in Northern Michigan, including shots of a bare-bottomed baby Hemingway playing in the water by a canoe. They include letters to Hemingway and others he wrote as a child, including a note of contrition in which he confessed to bad behavior in church. My conduct tomorrow will be good, 13-year-old Hemingway promised. The scrapbooks also contain childhood paintings and tell of Hemingway playing the cello, suiting up for a lightweight football squad and taking up boxing. During his junior year of high school, he was on his schools prom committee and, according to a report card note from his Latin teacher, showed improvement both in attitude and work. As Hemingway matured, the scrapbooks showcased his earliest attempts at the craft that would come to define his profes-sional life. Among them were a short story from his high schools literary magazine, clip-pings from some of his first assignments as a high school newspaper reporter and a sonnet in which 16-year-old Hemingway seemed to poke fun at himself. Nobody likes Ernest, that, is straight stuff, he said, and when he writes stories we all cry Enough. The scrapbooks are part of the collection that Hemingways widow, Mary, gifted to the JFK Library and Museum after the authors 1961 suicide. Sean Hemingway said hes excited by their public release and called them one of the ways hes become familiar with a grandfa-ther he never met. He died before I was born, the 46-year-old said. Looking at these kinds of things ... I feel like I have gotten a chance to know him a bit. Scrapbooks reveal Hemingways early life World of Literature Authors mothers writings about him available online.ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOSThis photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library shows the birth certificate and family photograph of Ernest Hemingway from a scrapbook created by h is mother, Grace Hall Hemingway, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. The JFK Library and Museum in Boston has digitized pages from five scrapbooks that the mother made to document her sons ear ly life. Author Ernest Hemingway is shown in this undated photo. For some 25 years, Hemingways last full-length work of fiction sat under seal in a Boston archive, read only by his relatives, publishers and a few archivists. Now, ``True at First Light is ready for publica-tion. Edited by the late authors 70-year-old son, Patrick, the manu-script is a fictionalized account of Hemingways 1954 safari to Africa. PARKS: Towns open fantasy parks for dogs Continued From Page 1DEvery day, they get calls from tourists asking about hours and directions. The more people that come to our city, the more people will stop, eat and buy gas. We are all for that. Out-of-town users are great, Hamm said. Anybody who wants to come, we more than wel-come them in town. Beneful has some requirements large dogs must be separated from small dogs; the park has to be fenced for off-leash play; and it has to be a public or nonprofit park, open to the public at no charge. A park is a place for a community to come together. These parks are specifically designed for pet owners and their dogs, but everyone is welcome, Berkus said. Were really looking at it from the dogs perspective. We will use smart materials that will last a long time, and make sure we factor in pet behav-iors and create not only beautiful fun places but intelligently laid out places as well. At Alabaster, the dog rules are typical of most dog parks: The off-leash area is for dogs, their han-dlers and those accompa-nying them, dogs have to be vaccinated, puppies and adult females in heat are banned and everyone has to clean up after their own dog. Hamm said except for a few minor fights, there has been no trouble at the park. If there is a fight on your watch, the park has that covered too: A sign tells visitors How to Break Up a Dog Fight. Berkus, who has an upcoming NBC show called American Dream Builders, is teaming up with contractor Jason Cameron, host of the DIY Networks Man Caves, and Arden Moore, founder of fourleggedlife.com, for the latest contest. So if Berkus were asked to design a $500,000 park for Tucker, what would he do? I would probably spend $495,000 bringing in squirrels because thats what Tucker likes. Hes pretty simple. The sky is really the limit. Its an enormous budget and an enormous contribution to the communities where these parks are built and it really is meant to be a fantasyland. Online: Q Interior designer Nate Berkus, http://www.nateberkus.com/ Q Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest, http://www.beneful.com/dream-dog-park. ASSOCIATED PRESSA woman poses for photos in front of the restored space shuttle Galileo from the 1960s television show Star Tre k at Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday.Restored Star Trekspace shuttle Galileo arrives in HoustonBy RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated PressHOUSTON When the smoke cleared and the music died down, Candy Torres could no longer con-tain herself. Looking at the shiny, restored Star Trek Galileo shuttlecraft sitting in Houston in all its TV glory, she broke down. All of a sudden I was just crying. I was in tears. I couldnt believe it, Torres said, donning a brown tour-ist engineer hat and a NASA mission operations shirt. It meant something. And Torres wasnt alone. Trekkies of all stripes arrived in Houston Wednesday for the momen-tous unveiling of the shut-tlecraft that crash-landed on a hostile planet in the 1967 Star Trek episode called The Galileo Seven. Some wore Scottys Repair Shop T-shirts, others full-blown spandex outfits worn by Mr. Spock and his peers in the famous TV show and movies that have garnered a following so large and so devoted it is almost cult-like. Adam Schneider paid $61,000 for the battered shuttlecraft in an auction and spent about a year restoring the fiberglass ship and making it look nearly as it did on that episode. He flew in from New York to mark the unveiling at the Space Center Houston, where it will be permanent-ly displayed not far from NASAs Mission Control. Unbelievably proud, he said, beaming alongside the white shuttle. Like sending your kid to college and having them get a job to build a successful life, because this was under our care for a year and we grew very attached. Jeff Langston, 45, drove more than 160 miles from Austin with his two sons to see the moment. He and his 12-year-old son, Pearce, wore matching red Scottys Repair Shop T-shirts. His 10-year-old son, Neo, couldnt find his shirt, but that didnt put a damper on the moment. It was very exciting, Neo said, bouncing on his feet. When they filmed Star Trek the Galileo was cool and now that they remade it, its cool to see a new version of the Galileo. And its beautiful. Hotel offers pop-up inflatable room By CATHERINE TSAIAssociated PressDENVER For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits. The cost: $50,000.There is a weight limit. No smoking is allowed. Architect Alex Schweder created the 5-foot-by-7-foot, see-through room atop a van for the Biennial of the Americas festival of arts, culture and ideas in Denver. It has a chemical toilet, shower, sink, inflat-able bed and couch, and curtains. It is being driv-en to parking lots around town through Aug. 23. Its a very small room but a very special room, Schweder said. Youre always on the top floor. Now the Curtis hotel, which sponsored the piece, is offering the curious a chance to stay in the aluminum and inflated vinyl structure called the hotel rehearsal. Much of Schweders work centers on the per-formance of architecture, focusing not so much on a structure but the actions within it. After Schweder learned developers want to turn several Denver park-ing lots into hotels, he cre-ated the hotel rehearsal as a foreshadowing of how the space could change. One early draft involved suspending the room from a crane. Schweder was encouraged to keep it more grounded. For $50,000, a guest would get one weekend night in the puffy space, plus lots of extras includ-ing a diamond pendant and earrings, two iPod Nanos and a dance party for 100 people in a ballroom of the Curtis. The inflatable room holds 450 pounds. No alcohol is allowed inside, in hopes of discour-aging people from using it as a bouncy castle. At least one person has inquired about the room, said Kate Thompson, sales director at the Curtis. Schweder said much of the $50,000 will go toward insurance, but customers also will be supporting the future of the Biennial of the Americas. Schweder, who is based in New York and the United Kingdom, spent two nights in the room. While it has curtains, Schweder left the roof uncovered during his stay so he could peer up at the sky. ASSOCIATED PRESSA hotel room made of aluminum and inflated vinyl is hel d aloft by a van-mounted scissor lift, on promotional displa y in a parking lot in downtown Denver.
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DEAR ABBY: Im a 60year-old grandmother of eight wonderful grandchil-dren, ranging in age from 2 to 24. My question is about baby-sitting. I believe my children think we OWE them baby-sitting duties. I dont mind baby-sitting once in a while, when I feel like it. But I dont feel like it when the parents want to go out and party, or they tell me at the last minute, little Susie needs some Grandma time, or they want to go to the gym because they dont want to give up the freedom they had before their children came along. What are your thoughts on boundaries for this generation of parents-who-want-it-all at the expense of my generation who, back in the day, if a neighbor kid couldnt baby-sit, we just stayed home? I know I should have set some rules at the beginning, but Im starting to feel resentful of their expecta-tions. -WANTS SOME FREEDOM, TOO, IN MINNESOTA DEAR WANTS SOME FREEDOM, TOO: There is truth to the saying that good fences make good neighbors, and the phi-losophy applies to many circumstances. Setting clear boundaries makes for healthier relationships. Keep in mind that many grandparents would love to have your problem. But as you stated, your problem was in not set-ting ground rules from the beginning. Because you feel resentful, its time to have a frank talk with your children and say that as much as the grandkids may need Grandma time, Grandma also needs Grandma time. And when you do, be firm -because unless you stand your ground, nothing will change. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: Im 62 years old and a widower. My wife passed away in July 2011. It has taken me a while to get over losing her. I realize how much she did for me as I have been learning how to be a house husband without a wife. My wife told me this was the first house she lived in that had a dishwasher. She was so proud of it! I could never understand why she would wash the dishes before putting them into the dishwasher. Now I have to do it myself, I understand why. My ques-tion is, is there a detergent that will actually CLEAN the dishes? Also, do you have any cute readers who would like to teach an old man how to clean house? -FENDING FOR MYSELF DEAR FENDING: Im sorry I cant print your name or location because if I did, you might be crushed in the stampede. If you and your late wife were married 20 or 30 years and the dishwasher was already installed in the house when you moved in, it is now practically an antique. Because you have tried several brands of detergent and your dishes arent getting clean, you probably need a new dishwasher. (And I do not mean a cute, young one.) DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21April 19): Make personal changes that will ease your stress and help you relax. Pampering, followed by organizing what you want to accomplish over the upcoming week, is an excellent way to spend the day. ++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Greater involvement in community or neighbor-ly activities will be benefi-cial. Talks will lead to reso-lutions and partnerships, and personal relationships will turn into prosperous proposals. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Re-evaluate your position and assess your options. Connecting with people you share common interests with will help you decipher what direction is most likely to bring you the highest return. A change will do you good. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotional issues will surface if someone pushes or opposes you. Consider what you can do to improve your surround-ings and how you can strive to get along better with someone who can offer you support, love and stability. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get down to basics and make alterations at home that will ease your stress and ensure that you will be able to follow a lifestyle that suits your personality. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Whatever you do to help others will benefit you in the end. Explore your options and reconnect with people you have enjoyed working with in the past. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen to whats being said and avoid getting involved in conversations that can lead to contro-versy. A change may be required in order to feel comfortable in your sur-roundings or with the people you must deal with to get ahead. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore new interests. Find out about someone or something you want to become more familiar with. Traveling to a des-tination that will motivate or teach you something new will result in an idea that can help you improve your financial situation. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A financial or physical problem will develop if you are too abrupt or impulsive in the way you do things. You may be enticed by how others are conducting business, but you must be conservative in your deal-ings. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Put more empha-sis on relationships. Do whatever it takes to secure your place in someones heart. Speak about your plans or romantic desires and you will enhance a relationship that is impor-tant to you in all aspects of life. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Make sure you are consistent and concise when you discuss your plans for the future. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make plans to have fun with friends, family or your lover. Taking time out to relax and be pam-pered will set the standard for the way you want to do things in the future. 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By ELIZABETH KARMELAssociated PressThis is the dish that started my love affair with grilling and barbecue! North Carolina-style pulled pork! Because when I moved away from my home state of North Carolina, I realized that I was going to have to teach myself to make pulled pork or only enjoy it once a year when I went home to visit. In North Carolina, barbecue is a noun, and it is defined as pulled pork with a distinctive tangy vin-egar sauce or dip as it is called in some parts of the state. No sweet tomato sauce allowed! The pork is either pulled into pieces or chopped with a meat clever, and dressed with the thin pep-pery sauce. The succulent pork is spooned onto a plate, or on a classic white hamburger bun no sesame seeds, ever! and topped with slaw. And the slaw is as straight forward as the pork chopped green cabbage tossed with the same vinegar sauce. The first time that I made it, I cooked a couple of pork butts on a gas grill using indirect heat and a low temperature. A couple of soaked hickory wood chunks scented the meat and I cooked the butts until the fat was com-pletely rendered and the top resembled cracklins. I also improvised and created my own vinegar dip to sauce the pork as I pulled it. I had no idea what the proportions were and I literally made it by taste memory. Apple-cider vinegar was the base, a touch of ketchup sweet-ened and colored the sauce that was hot with three kinds of pep-per black, white and red pep-per flakes. The flakes are the sign of authentic North Carolina dressed pork, as they stick to the meat and pepper it with mild heat and red color. White sugar and kosher salt balance the heat and the tang of the vinegar. Dark brown sugar adds a depth of flavor. The sauce is simple to make, but the effect is anything but simple. It cuts through the rich-ness of the smoked meat and enhances it rather than cover it up like heavier barbecue sauces can. When I take the time and the passion to barbecue, I want to taste the meat, not the sauce. This is the beauty of a North Carolina vinegar sauce; it doesnt cover up the silky, smoky, cara-melized pork that is the star of the sandwich. You can make the sauce and the slaw while the pork is cook-ing, or you can make them the day before. The key to great North Carolina-style barbecue is being patient. There isnt a fancy rub or a mop or a lot of tending to do. Cook the pork over a consis-tent indirect heat until it reaches an internal temperature of about 195 F. That is a higher temperature than most books will tell you, but that is the necessary tem-perature to make all of the con-nective tissues break down. The meat becomes so tender that all you need to pull it is two forks. Im old fashioned and never use a cleaver. Thats chopped pork and thats a whole other thing entirely!NORTH CAROLINA-STYLE PULLED PORK SANDWICH North Carolina barbecue is seasoned by time and wood smoke! Remember, the larger your piece of meat, the longer it will take to cook. And there is no rushing real barbecue. Start to finish: 6 hoursServings: 10Ingredients:Hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes 7to 9-pound bone-in pork butt or Boston Butt Olive oilKosher salt and ground black pepper Barbecue sauce (see recipe below) North Carolina coleslaw (see recipe below) 10 unseeded hamburger bunsInstructions:Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for low heat, indirect cooking. For a charcoal grill, this means banking the coals to one side. For a gas grill, turn off the heat on one side. Aim to maintain a temperature of 300 F. Do not trim any excess fat off the pork; this fat will naturally baste the meat and keep it moist during the long cooking time. Brush the pork with a thin coat-ing of olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a clean tray until ready to cook. Before placing the meat on the grill, add soaked wood chips. For a charcoal grill, place the chips directly on white-gray ash briquettes. For a gas grill, use a smoking box according to prod-uct directions. If using a charcoal grill, you will need to add char-coal every hour during cooking to maintain the heat. Place the pork in the center of the cooking grate fat-side up. Cook slowly for 5 to 6 hours at 300 F, or until a thermometer inserted at the middle of the pork registers 190 F to 200 F. The meat should be very tender and falling apart. If there is a bone in the meat, it should come out smoothly and cleanly, with no meat clinging to it. There is no need to turn the meat during the entire cooking time. Let the meat rest for 20 minutes, or until cool enough to han-dle. Using 2 forks, pull the meat from the skin, bones and fat. Set aside any crispy bits of fat that have been completely ren-dered and look almost burned. Working quickly, use the forks to shred the chunks of meat by crossing the forks and pulling the meat into small pieces. While the meat is still warm, mix with enough barbecue sauce to moisten and season the meat, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup. The recipe can be made in advance up to this point and reheated in a double boiler with about 1/4 cup additional sauce. Serve on white hamburger buns and top with North Carolina coleslaw. Serve additional sauce on the side, if desired. NORTH CAROLINA BARBECUE SAUCE This recipe makes enough to use for both the pork and the coleslaw. Start to finish: 5 minutesMakes about 3 cupsIngredients:2 cups cider vinegar1 tablespoon kosher salt1 tablespoon ground white pepper 1/2 to 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup ketchupInstructions:Mix all ingredients together and let sit at least 10 minutes or up to several weeks in the refrig-erator. Note that the longer the sauce sits, the hotter it gets since the heat from the red pepper flakes is brought out by the vin-egar. Start with 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes, then add more to taste.COLESLAW Start to finish: 2 hours (5 minutes active) Servings: 10Ingredients:1 1/2 cups North Carolina barbecue sauce 1/2 medium head green cabbage, choppedInstructions:In a large bowl, mix together the sauce and cabbage. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. EDITORS NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling and Southern foods expert and executive chef at Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants in New York and Washington, as well as Hill Country Chicken in New York. She is the author of three cookbooks, including Soaked, Slathered and Seasoned. 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-04246DLIFEMastering true North Carolina-style barbecue ASSOCIATED PRESS North Carolina-style pulled pork sandwich with Nor th Carolina barbecue sauce and coleslaw is the epit ome of down-home Southern cuisine. FOOD Patience is needed to achieve quality, authentic product. Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the questionBY DAVID CRARYAP National WriterNEW YORK Theres extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and socia-ble as dogs. Yet one spe-cies is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops. Seeking to capitalize on that discrepancy, ani-mal-welfare advocates are launching a campaign called The Someone Project that aims to highlight research depicting pigs, chickens, cows and other farm ani-mals as more intelligent and emotionally complex than commonly believed. The hope is that more peo-ple might view these ani-mals with the same empa-thy that they view dogs, cats, elephants, great apes and dolphins. When you ask people why they eat chickens but not cats, the only thing they can come up with is that they sense cats and dogs are more cognitive-ly sophisticated that then species we eat and we know this isnt true, said Bruce Friedrich of Farm Sanctuary, the animal-pro-tection and vegan-advocacy organization that is coordi-nating the new project. What it boils down to is people dont know farm animals the way they know dogs or cats, Friedrich said. Were a nation of animal lovers, and yet the animals we encounter most frequently are the animals we pay people to kill so we can eat them. The lead scientist for the project is Lori Marino, a lecturer in psychology at Emory University who has conducted extensive research on the intelli-gence of whales, dolphins and primates. She plans to review existing scientific literature on farm animals intelligence, identify areas warranting new research, and prepare reports on her findings that would be circulated worldwide via social media, videos and her personal attendance at scientific conferences. I want to make sure this is all taken seriously, Marino said in an interview. The point is not to rank these animals but to re-educate people about who they are. They are very sophisticated animals. For Marino and Friedrich, who are both vegans, the goals of the project are two-fold to build broader public support for humane treatment of farm animals and to boost the ranks of Americans who choose not to eat meat. This project is not a way to strong-arm people into going vegan overnight but giving them a fresh per-spective and maybe mak-ing them a little uncomfort-able, Marino said. Maybe theyll be thinking, Hmm, I didnt know cows and pigs could recog-nize each other and have special friends, she said. That might make them squirm a little, but thats OK. The major associations representing chicken and pork producers say the farmers they represent already have taken strides to minimize cruel treatment of farm animals. While animals raised for food do have a certain degree of intelligence, Farm Sanctuary is seeking to humanize them to advance its vegan agenda an end to meat consumption, said David Warner of the National Pork Producers Council. While vegans have a right to express their opinion and we respect that right they should not force their lifestyle on others. Gwen Venable of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said poultry provides a valu-able, affordable source of protein. Consumers should be able choose their food based on their own dietary preferences and nutritional needs and without being unduly influenced by any one groups personal agen-da, she wrote in an email. We do not feel that Farm Sanctuarys campaign is rea-sonable, as the campaigns ultimate goal would be to eradicate poultry and pork from consumers diets. Thomas Super of the National Chicken Council said efforts to link farm ani-mals with household pets was part of a strategy to create a meat-free society. He also contended that the farmers and companies involved in raising chickens have a vested interest in ensuring they are healthy and well-treated. While The Someone Project will encompass several species of farm animals, pigs are likely to be one of the prime subjects, given the breadth of past studies of their intel-ligence and behavior. Some researchers say pigs cog-nitive abilities are superior to 3-year-old children, as well as to dogs and cats. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a section on its website entitled The Hidden Lives of Pigs which depicts them as social, playful and protective animals with a vocabulary of more than 20 different oinks, grunts and squeaks. Pigs are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn tricks like sit-ting for a treat, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates, the website says. Like humans, pigs enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages. The website recounts news stories of pigs sav-ing the lives of imperiled humans and saving them-selves by jumping off trucks bound for slaugh-terhouses. Treatment of pigs has been a political issue in sev-eral states due to efforts to pass laws banning the con-finement of breeding pigs in gestation crates. Friedrich said he makes the most headway with state legislators on this issue when he argues that pigs are more cognitively and emotionally advanced than dogs or cats. They would recoil in horror if dogs and cats were subjected to the same conditions, he said. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILEAnastasia, a young farm pig, walks around her yard at the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio in 2007. Debate is growing over the t reatment of pigs, chickend and other farm animals, which advocates claim are as smart as dogs an d cats and thus should be treated better.