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By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comLAKE BUTLERThe owner of a trucking company here was shot to death Saturday morning by an ex-employee who also shot three former co-workers before turning the gun on himself, according to the Union County Sheriffs Office. At about 9 a.m., Hubert Allen Jr., 72, shot his onetime boss and founder of Pritchett Trucking, Inc., Marvin Pritchett, in a ram-page that left three dead, includ-ing Allen, and two wounded at four different crime scenes, according to a Union County Sheriffs Office press release. The motive is still unknown. However, Allen could have been upset about a forced retire-ment or a planned retirement that led to depression, according to a top law enforcement official with knowledge of the case. With the shooter being dead, its basically figuring out what happened, said Jeff Siegmeister, a former Lake Butler resident who now lives in Lake City. Theres no easy way to explain this... I dont know the why. I just know he left employment about a week ago, but then he came back and shot Marvin and three employees. Im speculat-ing, but that tells me this is some sort of direct anger toward the company. Siegeister said Allen may have retired willingly, and then become depressed. Siegmeister works as the Third Circuit State Attorney but has no official involvement with the case. Union County is in the Eighth Circuit. Todays tragic events have shocked and saddened the Pritchett Trucking family, Steve Perez, CFO of Pritchett Trucking, said. We mourn the loss of our founder, Marvin Pritchett, and of Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, and we pray for the recoveries of Lewis Buddy Mabrey Jr. and David Griffis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of their fami-lies, and at this time our sole focus is on those impacted by todays events. Allen first drove to a farm owned by Pritchett off County Road 18A, where he confronted and killed his former co-worker, 28-year-old Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado. Shortly after, Allen shot and killed his longtime boss Pritchett, 80, on Pritchetts property Rolling Oaks Farm. According to the press release, a few minutes later Allen encoun-tered another former co-work-er, Lewis Mabrey Jr., driving a farm tractor on County Road 18A. Allegedly, Allen exchanged words with Mabrey, 66, and then fired a small-bore shotgun at his co-worker. He struck Mabrey in the left arm and side. Union County Emergency Medical Services rushed Mabrey to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he was to undergo sur-gery for a broken arm and other injuries, the release states. He is currently listed in stable condi-tion. At the Pritchett Trucking, Inc. headquarters, 1050 SE 6th Street, Lake Butler, Allen then shot 44By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comI nvestment chal-lenges are on the horizon for Marion Hyper-Submersibles Powerboat Design LLC on the voyage to keep its speedboat-submarine hybrid afloat in a turbulent economy. Founder and CEO Reynolds Marion spear-headed the design and construction of the worlds first Hyper-Sub, a recre-ation-size speedboat with submersible capabilities. The Hyper-Sub is the first submarine that operates with the same economy and ease of use as a 40-foot boat, Marion said. In that respect, I like to compare it to Sikorskys VS-300 helicopter, the worlds first practical amphibious helicopter developed in 1939. The Hyper-Sub is a 15ton, 900 horsepower, 36foot-long vessel theoreti-cally capable of reaching depths of 1,200 feet and traveling around 500 miles on a single tank of fuel. Marion, a Lake City resident with no formal background or education in engineering, came up with the idea of the Hyper-Sub at the age of 11 when he began studying early sub designs by engineers like Robert Fulton and Cornelius Drebble. Marion grew up in Virginia but eventually moved to North Florida, where he opened an auto-motive restoration and collision business. Over the years, he contemplated the Hyper-Sub and how to make it a reality. Im just an old country CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6A Advice & Comics ......... 8B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Produce on display. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 5AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles .............. 2B, 3B 92 68 T-storm Chance WEATHER, 8A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NE WSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Officer bittenwhile savingchildren. Airport gettingupgrades totaxiway, tower. SUNDAYEDITION Vol. 139, No. 149 1C 3A 1A Cancer patient victimized in home invasion COURTESYHyper-Sub creator Reynolds Marion sits on hybrid spee dboat and submarine docked on Kingsley Lake in Starke. Investors sought to bring hybrid craft to market.Trucking magnate slainBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Police Department has launched a campaign to increase motor-ists awareness in school zones now that the school year has started. Classes for Columbia School District public schools started Monday and the beginning of classes required a pattern shift for motorists driving around or through school zones. Authorities believe many motorists may have gotten used to driving during the summer when the school zones were not active, which could create a safety concern now that school is in session. To facilitate a smooth and safe transition, the Lake City Police Department will be in full force during the first few weeks of school, focusing specifically on traf-fic and safety issues within the school zones and sur-rounding areas. For the first few days, our focus is to remind everyone that school is back and that school zones are back in effect, Police Chief Argatha Gilmore said in a prepared statement. After a short educational component, we will begin a zero-tolerance enforce-ment wave to further edu-PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterLake City Police Officer Larry Thomas and Investigator Tammy Cox at the scene of a home invasion Friday. SUB continued on 6A By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comThree masked men robbed a woman at gun-point Friday night in her Amberwood Hills apart-ment, demanding money and the pills she uses as pain relief from cervical cancer, she said. Sandra Patterson, 44, was sitting outside her apartment at approxi-mately 9:40 p.m., but as she stood up to go back inside, hree men rushed her, she said. The men, two white and one black, pushed her inside her apartment and locked the door, according to Patterson. She was home with her daughter and infant niece. The two white males wore bandanas over their faces, while the black man wore a Halloween mask. All three wore black hoodies over their tall, skinny frames. One of the white men did all the talking, Patterson said. He wanted my money, she said, esti-mating that she handed over approximately $400. After I gave it to him, he kept saying he wanted my merchandise, and if he didnt get it he was going to blow my brains out. ... I had no idea what he was talking about. Patterson told the man she didnt know what he meant, until he finally told her he knew she had pills. Patterson said she is being treated for can-cer but didnt have any ROBBERY continued on 6A POLICE continued on 3A Police focus on school zone violators Photos by PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterThree others shotbefore gunmantakes his own life.3 masked men rob woman, seek pain pills.Effort under way to remind drivers that schools open. Hyper-Sub enters next phase ABOVE: Law enforcement officers guard the entrance to Rolling Oaks Farm off County Road 18A in Lake Butler, where trucking company owner Marvin Pritchett and an employee were killed Saturday morning. RIGHT: Union County Sheriffs Deputies at the home of Hubert Allen Jr., who allegedly shot Prichett and three others before returning home and committing suicide. SLAYINGS continued on 3A
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Actor Sean Connery is 82. TVs Regis Philbin is 81. Actor Tom Skerritt is 79. Actor David Canary is 74. Actor John Savage is 63. Rocker Gene Simmons of Kiss is 63. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 61. Musician Elvis Costello is 58. Director Tim Burton is 54. Singer Billy Ray Cyrus is 51. Actress Ally Walker is 51. Actress Joanne Whalley is 51. Actor Blair Underwood is 48. TV chef Rachael Ray is 44. CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 17-35-37-39 19 Friday: 4-5-11-18-28 Saturday: Afternoon: 6-0-1 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 6-8-8-9 Evening: N/A Wednesday: 3-6-36-46-48-52 x4 Governor calls for review of school standards TALLAHASSEE Saying that Floridas A-to-F school grading system had reached a critical point, Gov. Rick Scott has asked top education leaders to convene next week to dis cuss what should be done next. Scotts decision comes just weeks after Education Commissioner Tony Bennett abruptly resigned and follows weeks of debate over education standards and the states grading system. The Republican gover nor wants a group of more than 30 people includ ing legislators, school superintendents, school board officials, teachers and critics of new educa tion standards to examine everything from highstakes testing to the grad ing system itself. Scott also wants the group to discuss new Common Core standards that kick in this year as well as teacher evalua tions. Floridas education accountability system has become a national model, but we are at a critical point in our history, said Scott in a statement. He has asked interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to convene the summit over a period of three days next week in Clearwater. The governors action comes after the Aug. 1 resignation of Bennett. He resigned following allega tions that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job in Indiana. But even before Bennetts resignation there a rising controversy associated with the grad ing system that was put in place under former Gov. Jeb Bush. Banks report 120,000 helped TALLAHASSEE A national report issued Thursday maintains that more than 120,000 Floridians have received billions in aid so far from five major banks. That same report required as part of a landmark $25 billion settle ment that grew out of an investigation of reported foreclosure abuses shows that much of the $9.2 billion in assistance came from lenders forgiv ing loans or liens in order to the facilitate the sale of homes. The data collected by a national monitor is all self-reported by the banks and has not yet been con firmed. But if it holds, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said it means that Florida got a larger share than was anticipated under the settlement that was announced in 2012. The banks are report ing that they have exceeded our expecta tions for relief provided to Floridians by $800 million, Bondi said in a statement. We will remain diligent in our efforts to ensure compliance with the settlement and to verify that the banks have fulfilled their obligations. Florida which has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis and the collapse of the housing market negotiated one of the largest shares in the settlement agreement with Ally Financial, Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. The help provided by the banks on loans and mortgages is on top of more than $100 million in direct payments that went to Florida homeowners and more than $300 mil lion that was paid to the state. Florida is using that money on everything from domestic violence shel ters to affordable housing programs and Habitat for Humanity. Joseph Smith, the monitor of the national settlement, said that so far nearly 644,000 borrowers nationwide have benefited from some type of con sumer relief totaling $51.3 billion, or $79,742 per bor rower. The average pay ment in Florida is $77,000. Allied Veterans leader pleads SANFORD The lead er of a veterans charity that prosecutors say was a $300 million gambling operation entered a nocontest plea to running an illegally lottery on Friday, a decision that will allow him to skip prison time but likely will make him a star witness at the trials of dozens of defendants still facing criminal charges. Jerry Bass, the national commander of Allied Veterans of the World, entered a no-contest plea to two counts of operating an illegal lottery. Bass may testify as a witness for the prosecution and defense during the trial of other defendants, which is set to start next month, said his attorney, Charles Hobbs. Bass had faced more than 200 charges including running an illegal lottery, money laundering and pos sessing slot machines. This allows him the opportunity to move for ward with his life, Hobbs said. Its important for him to move forward and not have to deal with the specter of an eight-week trial. Another defendant, John Hessong, was given the opportunity to enter a pre trial diversion program. Bass and Hessong were the latest of the 57 Allied Veterans defendants to reach some kind of agree ment with prosecutors. Allied Veterans for mer commander, Johnny Duncan, last week pleaded no contest to one count of money laundering and four counts of maintaining an illegal lottery. He will be sentenced to probation at a later date. Allied Veterans ran nearly 50 Internet parlors in Florida, including ones in Lake City and Live Oak. The parlors were equipped with computerized slot machine-style games and gave about $6 million to veterans out of nearly $300 million in profits. LOS ANGELES L inda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinsons disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine in an article posted online Friday that she was diagnosed eight months ago and cant sing a note. Ronstadt says she began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago, but attributed her inability to sing then to a tick disease. When her hands began to tremble, Ronstadt said she thought the shaking was the result of a shoulder operation. She said she was completely shocked when she finally saw a neurologist and was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. I wouldnt have suspected that in a million, billion years. No one can sing with Parkinsons disease, Ronstadt told AARP music writer Alanna Nash. No matter how hard you try. Ronstadt sold tens of millions of records starting in the 1970s with pop hits like Youre No Good and When Will I Be Loved. But she also segued into country, pop stan dards and mariachi music, among other genres. In addition, the singer was known for her romances with California Gov. Jerry Brown and filmmaker George Lucas. Ronstadt now uses poles to walk on uneven ground and a wheelchair when traveling, the AARP story said. Her autobiography will be released next month, but makes no mention of Parkinsons or the loss of her voice, according to AARP. The singers New York-based man agers did not immediately respond to requests from The Associated Press for comment. Officer who escorted LeBron disciplined MIAMI The Miami-Dade Police Department says it will discipline the officer who provided a police escort to Miami Heat star LeBron James to the Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert. In a statement released Thursday, the department says it has chosen to give the officer informal counsel ing after investigating the escort involving the athlete. The statement says no further action will be taken. It does not identify the officer. James posted a video on social media sites before Fridays concert saying he was following a police escort on the wrong side of the street. The video showed the police vehicles with their lights flashing. The department said Monday that officers violated policy by providing the police escort. It wasnt scheduled in advance and all safety precautions appeared to have been taken. Sides agree to drop Paula Deen suit SAVANNAH, Ga. Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a dis crimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business part ners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past. A document filed in U.S. District Court in Savannah said both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit without any award of costs or fees to any party. No other details of the agree ment were released. The judge in the case had not signed an order to finalize the dismissal. Former employee Lisa Jackson last year sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, saying she suffered from sexual harassment and racially offensive talk and employment practices that were unfair to black workers during her five years as a manager of Uncle Bubbas Seafood and Oyster House. Deen is co-owner of the restaurant, which is primarily run by her brother. The dismissal deal came less than two weeks after Judge William T. Moore threw out the race discrimi nation claims, ruling Jackson, who is white, had no standing to sue over what she said was poor treatment of black workers. 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year-old David Griffis in the stomach, authorities said. Griffis remains in critical condition as of press time. Allen then shot himself to death in his truck parked at his home off 6th Avenue, less than a half-mile from the corporate headquar-ters. The Union County Sheriffs Office believes Allen acted alone, but inves-tigations are ongoing. The department is interviewing Pritchett Trucking employ-ees and witnesses for a possible motive behind the shootings. Its very shocking, said former Third Circuit Public Defender Dennis Roberts. Very shocking to the eni-tre area. Anybody who knew him is really feeling down right now... [Marvin Pritchett] came from mod-est background and built his holdings to a tremen-dous level. Roberts grew up in Lake Butler, and his father was friends with Pritchett. According to Roberts, Pritchett donated money to Florida Gateway College and to many Union County public schools. Pritchett was an asset to the entire region, Roberts said. This is a big deal for Lake Butler, Siegmeister said. Marvin Pritchett will be missed. I feel for his family and the community at large. Siegmeister knew Pritchett most of his life, after growing up in Lake Butler and attending school with one of Pritchetts sons. As of press time, he had not yet spoken with the family, but described Pritchett as a kind, successful man who donated a lot of money to the Union County High School football program. Former Third Circuit State Judge Vernon Douglas was friends with Pritchett for 40 years. Every year, Pritchett invit-ed Douglas to his home for dinner and a state of the union on the world. According to the former judge, the two would talk about the way of the world in the justice system, in the Boy Scouts and what-ever interested them. Its a sad day for everyone that knew him, Douglas said. He was really a giving part of the community... Thats just the kind of person he was. In addition to donating to the local football teams, Pritchett a selfmade man bused chil-dren from the Lake Butler schools to nearby Lake City to see the air show. Pritchett was also a spon-sor. Anyone who did business with him respected him as a fair and honest businessman, Douglas said. Pritchett began working in the trucking busi-ness in 1970 when he pur-chased a local timber pro-ducer and acquired three trucks, according to the Pritchett Trucking web-site. He founded Pritchett Trucking ten years later. By the mid-1970s, the company was the largest timber business in the southeast with more than 100 truckloads of wood delivered per week. But by the end of the 70s, the timber business started to decline as producers were placed on quotas. Pritchett focused on his trucking business, and shortly after started hauling for a local chip and saw mill. Now the company employs over 400 peo-ple with over 600 trail-ers. Pritchett also owned Nextran Corp., which operates truck dealerships in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, including one in Lake City. Multiple news agencies reported that Allen was the step-grandfather of run-ning back C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comLake City police temporarily shut down part of Lake Jeffery Road Thursday night in response to a woman acting erratical-ly with her three children, according to a Lake City Police Department news release. Police said they found Kalandra Perry stand-ing in the roadway near DOT Glen with her three children ages 5, 4 and 1, shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday. Two of the chil-dren were held by their necks under each of Perrys arms while the third was pinned between her legs, the release said. As officers approached Perry, they heard her yell-ing comments that made no sense, along with threats to kill her children, according to the release. Officer Michael Del Castillo and additional offi-cers physically engaged Perry in order to free the children from her clutches, the release said. At least six officers, a sheriffs deputy and two ambulances arrived at the scene to stabilize the situ-ation. During the altercation, Perry lunged forward and bit Del Castillo on his side under his arm, ripping his uniform in the process. Other officers used a Taser to subdue her, police said. Officers said they had to use the Taser a second time along with pepper spray in order to restrain Perry. LifeGuard Emergency Medical Services personnel reported that the chil-dren were unharmed, aside from minor scrapes. The state Department of Children and Families placed the children in the custody of their grandpar-ents pending further inves-tigation. This is a very sad and traumatic experience for all involved, LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore said. Thankfully, our officers arrived on the scene quick-ly and did not hesitate to jump into a dangerous situ-ation to protect the lives of those defenseless children. Perry was transported to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville for a psychiatric evaluation, the release said. The release said she was charged with battery by strangulation, child endan-germent, aggravated bat-tery on a law enforcement officer and battery on a law enforcement officer. The case was referred to the state attorneys office. De Castillo was treated for his bite injury at Shands at Lake Shore Medical Center, the release said. 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Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Mens & WomensSandals Mens & WomensT-Shirts Sale Rack...30% offNew additions added to Sale Rack Reef Sandals PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterLake City Police officers surround Kalandra Perry as she lies on a driveway, just off Lake Jeffery Rd near the Purina plant, as Lifeguard personel check her for injuries Thursday night. Perry Officer bitten while saving kidsReport: Mother choked children while in street. POLICE: School zone safety a high priority Continued From Page 1Acate those who disobey the school zone signs. During the first week of school the Lake City Police Department has had marked patrol cars, using their emergency lights, to warn motorists that they were approaching an active school zone. The patrol cruisers were at the sites at the beginning of the school day as well as at school dismissal time. Motorists are being reminded that while many of the more heavily used school zones utilize flashing lights as a reminder, some of the side streets around the schools are not equipped with flash-ing lights (which are not required by law). Signs in those areas indicate the location of school zones and drivers need to slow down during school hours. In Columbia County, normal speeding fines range from $129 to $354, depending on the speed. Fines for motorists cited in active school zones are doubled. SLAYINGS: Trucking company owner allegedly killed by ex-emplo yee Continued From Page 1A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterA Florida Highway Patrol trooper guards an entrance to Pritchett Trucking Inc. off County Road 121 in Lake Butler, where an employee was shot and wounded Saturday morning. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA Jasper man was arrested in Lake City after being caught with methamphetamine and a small portable manu-facturing kit, Lake City police report. Porter Jaymes Anderson, of 3667 NW 108 Ave. in Jasper, was arrested on charges of drug possesion, illegal manufacture of controlled substances and resisting officers following a small scuffle Tuesday morning, LCPD reports. About 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, police respond-ed to a call about a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro, which had been left behind an abandoned building at 197 NW Gwen Lake, the report said. Officers said they saw a book bag containing a Powerade bottle with a clear liquid, a glass mea-suring cup, a funnel, a plastic hose and a large can of Coleman camping fuel. According to Officer Connie Hightower, the materials fit the descrip-tion of a one pot meth-amphetamine lab. Several individu-als who came by the scene told police they were picking the car up from next door. Officers then visited the home where the individuals claim they had seen the car parked in the past, the report said. Officers made contact with two women and Anderson at the home, the report said. As Anderson was escorted outside, he attempted to flee on foot, officers said. After he was tackled to the ground and restrained with handcuffs, officers searched him and found approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine wrapped in a coffee fil-ter inside a clear plastic sandwich bag, according to the report. Anderson was taken to the Columbia County Detention Facility, where he was detained in lieu of $21,000 bond. He faces charges of drug possession, drug manufacture and resist-ing an officer. Anderson City police arrest man from Jasper on drug charges
S lowly at first, then all of a sudden, the Obama admin-istration has devolved into the Obama regime. Those pesky impediments on his predecessors -namely, the sepa-ration of powers, federal law and the Constitution -have proved as tough as tissue paper in containing President Barack Obamas ambition to impose statism on America. From Obamacare to unions to tele-phones, its basically another day, another decree. I have to figure out what I can do outside of Congress through executive actions, Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, Politico.com reports. In Jacksonville last month, Obama announced: Where I can act on my own, Im going to act on my own. I wont wait for Congress. Obamacares internal contradictions threaten to tear it apart, like a crippled satellite re-entering Earths atmosphere. Even committed collec-tivists like Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr. and former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean are fleeing. But Obama still tries to keep Obamacare in orbit -by fiat. Obama gave employers another year to offer health insurance to their pay-rolls of 50 or more employees. But nothing in Obamacare -technically, the Affordable Care Act -empowers Obama to waive this mandate. Section 1513(d) clearly declares: The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after Dec. 31, 2013. When Congressional Democrats screamed that Obamacares costs might prompt staff resignations, Obama decided to extend the programs subsidies to members and their employees. Thus, Obama will bail out legislators who make $174,000 annually and aides whose 2012 earnings averaged $81,419 in the House alone, Legistorm.com estimates. While taxpayers may weep for Americas brave Hill staffers and their selfless bosses, Obama and the Office of Personnel Management rescued them illegally. As the Wall Street Journal noted, OPM has no authority to pay for insurance plans that lack (Federal Employee Health Benefit Plan) con-tracts. Consequently, any Democrat or Republican who accepts this lawless perk will be guilty of receiving sto-len goods. Obama made three recess appointments to the five-member National Labor Relations Board Jan. 4, 2012, even though the Senate was not in recess; it technically held pro forma sessions during a break. Hence, the D.C. Circuit Court concluded last Jan. 25 that those nominations were constitutionally invalid. Without those members, the NLRB lacked a quorum. That rendered bogus its decisions dur-ing the previous year. Regardless, the NLRB issued 112 rulings after the D.C. Circuit delegitimized those three members. Last May 16 and July 17, respectively, the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal backed the D.C. Circuits opinion. The Senate on July 30 confirmed fresh NLRB appointees, who now compose a proper quorum. They are sifting through 18 months of board decisions that the Fourth Circuit vacated as illegal. By June 15, 2012, Congress had failed to adopt the so-called Dream Act. So what? Without legislative approval, Obama that day brazenly abandoned his duty to enforce exist-ing law and instead shielded from deportation illegal aliens up to age 30 whose parents brought them here before age 16. Just last week, Obama unveiled a brand-new $6 billion cellphone tax, to fund high-speed Internet links for government schools. Rather than support legislation for this tax, Obama expects his appointees to the Federal Communications Commission to impose it by edict. As White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said, Unfortunately, we havent seen a lot of action in Congress, so the president has advocated an admin-istrative, unilateral action to get this done. There is a way to get things done in Washington, and this is not it. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a reliably lib-eral jurist, put it well: There is no provision in the Constitution that authorizes the president to enact, to amend or to repeal statutes. F or anyone thinking the forecasts for an active Atlantic hurricane season have turned out to be a joke, the nations chief emergency man-ager issued a pointed warning. Have we started playing college football yet? asked Craig Fugate, who heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency and previously ran Floridas equivalent agency. Fugates point, a serious one, is this: Were just entering the peak period of the Atlantic hurricane seaso n which coincides with the kickoff of college footbal l so no one should be fooled into thinking it will conti nue to remain calm until the season officially ends Nov. 3 0. The historical peak of the Atlantic season is around Sept. 10. So far this season, which began June 1, there have been five named storms, including Tropical Storm Andrea, which lashed the Tampa Bay area in June before making landfall in Floridas Big Bend. The National Hurricane Centers Web page map on Thursday afternoon was mostly clear. A small distur-bance in the northeast Gulf was being monitored by center specialists, who gave it a 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone as it headed west. But that wasnt the case on Aug. 24, 1992 21 years ago yesterday. Hurricane Andrew devastated parts of South Florida...and Louisiana. Andrew was a Category 5 monster with 160-plus-mph winds and a 17-foot storm surge. The storms effects killed 23 people in Florida and Louisiana and caused more than $25 billion in damage. In Florida, the storm also forced a change in building codes and wrecked the homeowners insurance market. And remember, Hurricane Sandy, which eventually became known as Superstorm Sandy, didnt strike the northeast Atlantic Coast until late October last year. The recovery effort is ongoing in some areas. In 2012 alone, seven named storms developed in September and October including Sandy and one other hurricane. So we should not let down our guard. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still calling for a high chance of an above-normal season. In its Aug. 8 update, its numbers stack up like this: Theres a 70 percent chance of 13 to 19 overall named storms and six to nine hurricanes, three or five of which could be major. With many areas of Florida already saturated from heavy summer rains, tropical systems could cause even more damage than normal. This is yet another reason why Floridians need to be mindful of the season. As Bryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, points out, forecasts and evacuations are not exact science but that the emphasis is on saving lives. Floridians could very well save their own by making it a habit of checking the weather for hurricane season updates, having a disaster kit and evacuation plan, and listening to the directives of their local emergency man-agers should a tropical storm or hurricane threaten. Nov. 30 is still a good ways off. I hear better than I used to. Before, I just listened. Thats the progress Ive made as a parent as another birthday rolls around. At least thats what I tell myself.Not my birthday. My daughters. Another years progression rolls around as we continue our climb into double-digits and this year, Im reflecting on how much Ive adapted to her growing up. She will read this and roll her eyes and tell me, most certainly, that I get a zero, or something equivalent. Shell say it with a smirk. Lauren turns 12 this week.The difference in hearing and listening is that hearing is relat-ing to what your ears are picking up. I capture the sound, I com-prehend, I understand to a depth that completely relates to what, in my case, a pre-teen is saying and doing. Im down with it. Im cool. Im hip. Im da-bomb-dot-com. At least thats what I tell myself.When shes making a point, I hear what shes saying. I totally get her point when she presents her argument about fashion and make-up tips and homework and Justin Bieber. I hear it. I truly do. I feel the magnitude of the point. Then I respond accordingly that shorts must be longer, that shirt needs sleeves, there will be no make-up for now and homework is a prior-ity. Im not going there with Justin Bieber and dont roll your eyes at me. Im proud of my evolving hearing ability. But I still get to be the Dad. I hear the majesty of being 12, too. I hear the excitement of mov-ing up to a new school this year. I hear the goals and dreams of singing on stage at church, then the Suwannee Jam, then moving to Nashville to cut a record. I hear the enthusiasm of wanting to be a world-class athlete in several different sports, a medical doctor, a teacher and a scientist, all the while were planning cross-country trips and making lists of forts of historical importance that need a visit. I love the attitude that most things are probable. It is great being 12. I hear myself asking where the time went and discussing with myself the things all fathers remember about their baby girls. Twelve is a tough one for an old man. Two-thirds of her home life is in the books and that means I only have six more years left to control her life. I said that out loud during lunch last week and one friend chuckled and stated the obvious: You only think youre in control now! At least thats what I tell myself. 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Aug. 25-Sept. 1 RV show Lake City RV Show will be held at Columbia County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call (229) 7400377. Aug. 25 Womens Day New Mount Zion AME Church in the Watertown Community will have a Womens Day observance at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Co-pastor Sylvia Sheppard and the con gregation of Bread of Life Outreach Ministry. For more information, call (386) 752-4306. Church homecoming Fort White Church of God, 339 SW Bryant Ave., Fort White, will have homecoming service at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Keith Ivester, the administative bishop of the Church of God in Florida. A covered-dish lunch will fol low the service. For more information, call 497-1153. Deacon ordination Philadelphia Baptist Church will have an ordina tion ceremony at 3 p.m. for brothers DeWayne Bailey, Arthur Fleming and Charles Lilly to the office of deacon. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Dwight Pollock of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Aug. 26 Womens Bible study A 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 study Souls 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. 27 Plant clinic University 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 group Another Way Inc. pro vides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former survivor of domestic vio lence, call (386) 719-2702 for meeting location and an intake appointment. All services are free and con fidential. Aug. 28 Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Soil testing Columbia 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. Black Tie Affair The annual Exalted Ruler Black Tie Affair at B&S Combs Elks Lodge 1599, honoring Brother Richard Coach Anders, will be at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Tickets are $25. For more informa tion, call Carlos Brown at (386) 288-6235. Quilters Guild The Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4369 U.S. 441 South, at the corner of Racetrack Rd. and US 441. Social time is at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10. The Charm Square Club color for August is purple. The program will be Stephen Foster State Park Quilt Show informa tion and quilt sleeve demon stration by Gay Karantinos. For information, call Ruth Kennedy (386) 628-6407 or Ramona Dewees (386) 4963876. Guests are always welcome. Aug. 29 Nursing home workshop A free Nursing Home Planning Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. at Morgan Law Center for Estate and Legacy Planning, 234 E. Duval St. Anyone who is concerned about how they will pay for nursing home care should attend this informative workshop led by local elder law attor ney Teresa Byrd Morgan. Seating is limited and res ervations are required. To reserve a seat, call Tammy Hale at (386) 755-1977. Senior drivers course An AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the reading room of the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members. Participants should take a bag lunch or request lunch at the center. The certificate of completion awarded to par ticipants is valid for a dis count on your automobile insurance for three years. Registration is required and can be done by calling (352) 333-3036. Aug. 31 Farmers market moves The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market will be temporarily relocated to the parking lot at the cor ner of Marion Avenue and Duval Street adjacent to Olustee Park in downtown Lake City from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The relocation is to make way for construc tion of a pavilion on the markets regular site in Wilson Park. The new site will have frontage along U.S. 90 for the vendors and a heightened visibility to motorist traveling on Duval Street. It is our hope that the community will contin ue to support the market and bear with us for the next several months while construction is taking place in Wilson Park. Back-to-school event Wellborn United Methodist Church will welcome children back to school with a free, special event for children entering first through fifth grades. The back to school bash will offer a day of fun and games, lunch and a visit from a special guest. There will be something for adults as well. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with check-in and snacks. There will be a number of inside games for children in the Fellowship Hall, fol lowed by a sing-along, art and drawing, and more. Lunch will be provided by Roy VanSise and crew and will include hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, drinks and dessert. In the afternoon, there will be a special speaker with an outside activity, followed by an arts and craft session to wrap up the day. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the event and to take part them selves. There will be coffee and donuts for adults, and a special area will be avail able for parents who want to bring childrens clothes that have been outgrown for free exchange. For additional information, con tact the Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at (386) 754-8524 or (386) 688-1358. The church is on County Road 137, just north of the railroad. Sept. 1 Pastor celebration Souls Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have a birth day celebration and musi cal tribute honoring Pastor M.L. Goggins Sr. at 5 p.m., featuring the Homecoming Reunion of the Lake City Community Choir. Sept. 4 Elder Options board The Elder Options Board of Directors will meet in Conference Room A at the agencys office, 100 SW 75th St., Suite 301, in Gainesville. Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any spe cial assistance. For more informaton, call Cindy Roberts at (352) 692-5260. Sept. 7 Charity golf tournament A golf tournament to ben efit the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Crisis Fund for breast cancer victims will be held at Quail Heights Country Club. Sponsor and player brochures are avail able at the fair office or on the website www.columbia countyfair.org. For more information, call 752-8822. Allan Joseph Fedor Allan Joseph Fedor, A.J, 64, passed away on August 9th 2013. He was born the 3rd of June 1949. A.J. was preceded in death by his father, Joe Fedor and is survived by his wife of 21 years, Tracy; son, John Flynn and his wife, Julie; daughter, Jennifer Fedor; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his mother, Gladys Fedor Ferry, and broth er, Donald Fedor. He arrived in Florida from his birth state of Ohio in 1979, where he made his home in Pinellas County and later retired to White Springs. He was a self-employed innovative extraordinaire. His friends and family remember him as some one whose loves were simple: his mother, wife, friends and fam ily, making things in his shop, NASCAR and racing in general, Harleys, Western music, Daniel Boone, his Rottweilers, good nee. A memorial service will be held at Haven Hospice Suwan nee Valley Care Center located on 6037 W. US Hwy 90, Lake City on Saturday August 31, 2013 at 10:00 am. Donations can be made to Haven Hos pice at the address listed above. Arrangements by ICS CREMA TION & FUNERAL HOME www.icsfuneralservices.com Lake City, FL (386)752-3436.Carol Linda Legere Carol Linda Legere, 69, of Fort White, passed away on August 24, 2013 at her residence after an extended illness. Born Janu ary 19, 1944 in Portland, Maine to the late Nelson Edward and Lousie Mae Decoteau. She has been a resident of Fort White for 41 years and was a retired school bus driver for Columbia County School System. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors in clude her loving husband of 52 years Alfred George Legere Jr., of Ft. White, Fl., one son; Timo thy Nelson Legere, of Ft. White Fl., two daughters; Michelle Cox (Don) of Lake City, Fl., Carri Sessoms, of Ft. White Fl., five grandchildren; Lynda Granoff (Zach), Kenneth Cox (Ashley), Hannah Cox, Kinsley Legere, Jordan Root, three great grand children; Bralyn Lamb, Dallen Cox, Rylen Cox. A memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in the chapel of GatewayForest Lawn Funeral Home with Pas tor Butch Nelson officiating. In Lieu of flowers memorial dona tions may be made to the charity of you choice in honor of Carol Legere. Arrangements are under the direction of GA TEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32055 (386) 7521954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Blake Christopher Milliken Mr. Blake Christopher Milliken, 22, of Fort White, died as a re sult of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on August 19, 2013. A native of Inverness, Florida, Mr. Milliken had been a resident of the Fort White area for the past sixteen years having relocated from Citrus County. Mr. Milliken was em tors at the time of his death. In his spare time he enjoyed Mr. Milliken is survived by his mother, Christine Milliken; his father, Stephen Milliken and his girlfriend, Kirby Wright all of Lake City, Florida; his broth ers, Brandon Milliken of North Carolina and Stephen Milliken of Lake City, Florida; his sis ters, Brooke Milliken and Tay lor Milliken both of Lake City, Florida and his niece, Annabel Walker of Lake City and nephew Johan Milliken of North Caro lina; his grandparents, Steve & Linda Milliken of Lake City; Cinni Milliken of Gainesville; John & Rita Gibbs of Crystal River, Florida; great-grand par ents, Fred & Gladys Harmon of Homosassa and special aunts, Stephanie Cawley and Lindsey Milliken both of Lake City. Memorial services for Mr. Mil liken will be conducted on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the DeesParrish Family Funeral Home ily requests that memorial do nations be made in his name to acct #7112 at any Peoples State Bank Location. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMIL Y FUNERAL HOME 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign the on-line family guest book and leave notes of condolence for the family at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classi fied department at 752-1293. LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 5A 5A Fall Leagues Now Forming Mens Mixed Womens Seniors 755-2206 Saturday Morning Youth League OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Laura Hampson at 754-0427 or by e-mail at lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com. AMANDA WILLIAMSON / Lake City Reporter Spreading the word on safety Columbia County Citizens Service Unit and the Lake City Police Department Police Explorers both offered safety tips at Eastside Elementary Schools Back-to-School Bash on Saturday. Pictured are (from left): Jason Massey, Bill Robbin, Leon Ratliff, Jim Finley, Lake City Police Officer Mike Lee, S. Cook, Mitchell Cook, Isaac Cook and Josh Truesdale. (See the carni val story and more photos in Tuesdays Lake City Reporter.)
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2013 Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 6A By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org Itll soon be that time of the year again when Lake City firefighters take to the streets to fill their boots with donations to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Between Monday and Sept. 2, members of the Lake City Fire Department will be collecting dona tions in front of Wal-Mart and the intersections of U.S. 90 and Branford Highway, U.S. 90 and Bascon Norris Drive and Madison Street and Main Boulevard. Its a great time for the community to connect with firefighters and vice versa, MDA fundraising coordinator Kelly Sheehy said. Its a great time to thank them for their commitment to the city and helping those in need. Funds raised by firefighters go directly to the MDA, a voluntary health agency that provides direct services, research and professional and public health education to indi viduals with neuromuscular diseases in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, according to their press release. Sheehy said the LCFDs goal is $7,000 this year. They raised $6,651 last year, she said. Muscular dystrophy consists of a group of muscular disorders, includ ing Lou Gehrigs disease, that weaken neuromuscular systems and inhibit movement. As of today, there is no known cure. For more information about the Fill the Boot campaign or MDA, con tact Kelly Sheehy at the Jacksonville District office at 904-296-7434 or visit www.mda.org. FILE Lake City firefighter Trevor Caslin solicits donations on Main Boulevard during last years Fill the Boot drive to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Local Fill the Boot drive to begin Willie Nelson to headline 16th annual Magnolia Fest SUB: Investors wanted Continued From Page 1A boy that wanted to build this, he said. Lying awake in bed until 5 a.m., youd be surprised what you can figure out. He said the main diffi culty in designing a vessel like the Hyper-Sub was overcoming the power-toweight problem common in other submersibles. Long-winded techni cal explanations aside, Marion said he found inspirations for solutions from things as simple as plastic bags and toilets. Ive had engineers from MIT and Israel tell me this is the holy grail of submarines, he said. However, Marion is facing challenges finding investors to contribute to what he calls bridge capital to help push pro duction forward. Marion said the Hyper-Sub could be on the verge of securing significant contracts and investments from venture capitalists and govern ment agencies. But it takes money to walk through that pro cess, Marion said. Its kind of a double-edge sword. Right now were just trying to keep the lights on and pay the bills. The Hyper-Sub may be able to navigate these troubled waters if Marion and company are able to raise somewhere between $50,000 and $75,000 to assist them along to the next phase of development. To this end, hes taking the boat on tour. Right now were in a full-on push mode, Marion said. Were tak ing the boat to different areas in North Central Florida and showing people why its a global game changer. He expressed confi dence that the HyperSub would succeed if he could get past this initial intermittent phase in investing. Much of that confi dence stems from talks Marion claims to have had with Ministers of Defense and Secretaries of Navy from countries such as Israel, South Korea and Indonesia. The Indonesians expressed interest in our vessel because it can be used in the shallow waters where pirates operate that are inacces sible to their larger die sel-driven subs, he said. The heart of Marions investment campaign lies in lauding the HyperSubs versatility, claiming it would fit well in a myr iad of environments such as port security, military recon, personal recre ation, tourism, marine research and even films. It would be flattering if the Hyper-Sub was featured in a James Bond movie, he said. But were looking for a more sustainable contract that could really benefit our investors. Before that can hap pen, Marion said hell need to raise enough money to sustain them through a 90-120 day operating envelope before he can weighanchor with the HyperSub. Marion thinks its only a matter of time. Im confident we can proceed if we get over this hurdle, he said. This is the last battle we have to fight. But weve surpassed expectations before. Were no strang ers to adversity. I have no doubt well win this battle. ROBBERY: Three invade apartment Continued From Page 1A pills in her apartment at the time. When she told the men she didnt have any, two of them wanted to leave. The third encour aged them to stay. I said, I cant believe you would do this in front of a 5-day-old child, and he said, My kids got to eat, too, Patterson said. When she realized they werent leaving, Patterson decided to get louder, thinking a neighbor may hear and come help. Finally, the men left. According to a neigh bor, Grayson Nunn, the suspects must have run on foot behind the apartment complex, through the woods and to a car parked in the Ace Hardware lot (on Baya Avenue). Authorities at the scene said they had police dogs tracking the scent through the area. But the dogs sud denly lost the trail, which led police to believe the men got into a waiting vehicle. Nunn said he was sit ting outside with a cup of coffee, people-watching, when he noticed a suspi cious man lurking in the area. According to Nunn, the man was in all black. I stepped back to where he couldnt see me, but I kept an eye on him, he said. I went inside to get another cup of coffee. I didnt get five feet in the door before I heard, help, help. I dont even know what happened to my cof fee cup. When Nunn came back out, he saw Patterson standing outside with her daughter, who was holding a baby. Figuring the man went behind the house, Grayson circled around the opposite side of the building to see what he could find. Not locating the sus pects, he returned to his apartment. When police arrived, they told him to stay inside. The money was for my car insurance, Patterson said. I had just got the money up to pay that. ... I have no idea how Im going to pay the car insurance. I havent even thought about it. Instead, she said she spent the day crying after a night of restlessness. Patterson planned to return to her apartment and sleep. Im going to be doublechecking everything, she said. The Lake City Police Department was unable to provide information about the incident as of press time. By STEVEN RICHMOND email@example.com Willie Nelson and friends are on the road again on their way to 16th annual Magnolia Fest in Live Oak in October. Willie Nelson, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Stephen Ragga Marley are just a handful of the musicians booked for the music festival. Mag Fest will return to its home in the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park along the Suwannee River. Folks from all over the country are going to come, Spirit of the Suwannee Marketing Director Teena Peavey. Were expect ing about 25,000 people to come throughout the fes tival. Executive director of Lake Citys Tourist Development Council Harvey Campbell warned, however, that reservations for camping within the park have already sold out. Anyone who wants to come at this point has to camp elsewhere or rent a room, he said. Aside from shows by some of country and folks biggest names, guests will be able to participate in disc golf, canoeing on the Suwannee, yoga classes, hula hoop lessons and drum circles. Its not the mostly coun try crowd you see at things like Suwannee River Jam, Peavey said. Its a differ ent kind of crowd. Campbell also predict ed that there will be an average of 10,000 guests in attendence on any given day during the four day festival, and that the aver age tourist will spend $90 a day. Its going to help across the entire spectrum, he said. Not only the lodg ing industry, but also res taurants, gas stations and retailors will benefit from the people coming in. Magnolia Fest will be held October 17-20 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. Single day tickets start at $50. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.magnoliafest. com.
By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe staff at Corrections Corp. of Americas Lake City Correctional Facility has an annual tradition where it collects items and sends care packages to relatives of staff members whoare in the military. This year the tradition took a twist when Army Staff Sgt. Yuri Sidorov, of Lake City, received so many items in his care packages he was able to share with other soldiers in his unit and even other soldiers in the field. The gesture of goodwill did not go unnoticed by the military, which recently sent the local CCA facility a certificate of appreciation for the care packages. Joseph Taylor, warden at CCALake City Correctional Facility, said he was honored to get a cer-tificate of appreciation from the military, recognizing the facilitys program that gives packages to employees family members serv-ing in the military. It means a lot to our facility to have the certificate of apprecia-tion sent to us, Taylor said. For all of our staff to be supportive of our men and women who are in the armed forces. It means a lot that we had an opportunity to show our appreciation in a very small way. Im very proud of our staff taking the time and being very generous to give to a very good cause to show our apprecia-tion for our men and women that are out protecting our freedom and peace. Each year the staff at CCA asks whether any of the facilitys staff has family members serving in the military. Then two individuals are chosen and CCA sends the chosen individuals care packages throughout the year. Staff Sgt. Yuri Sidorov, son of Tatayana Exum of Lake City, was chosen as one of the individuals last year. We collected and sent him so much stuff that he not only shared it with his unit, he shared it with the entire battalion and with troops passing through the base, said Shirley Cox, CCA administra-tive supervisor and public infor-mation officer. When Sidorov, 29, came home in February, he went to CCA and thanked the CCA staff for their donations. Aimee Richer, a CCA administrative clerk, said CCA initiated the care package program in 2010. We started the collection in October and the packages went out in November in time to hit the troops in time for Thanksgiving, she said. Exum, an academic instructor at CCA, said when the question came up what they needed to send in the care packages, first it was personal items and what does he need. In the end we found out that a lot of people put a lot of thought in it, and we collected books, letters and a lot of items that could be shared and thats exactly what he did, Exum said. When I heard from him, he said Mom, I shared it with everyone. It was shared not only in the battalion, but in the field. It was not just for one person he shared it with everyone. Exum said the care package also greatly connected with the community because everyone in the community had an opportu-nity to donate something. When we were sending letters that came from schools and local school children, she said. Everyone in the community knew where the care package was going and thats why I get goose bumps whenever I talk about it. Its very close to me and that care package meant a lot to the people who were in the field who finally felt appreciated. They felt loved by everyone in the community who was thinking about them because its very difficult during holiday time. I think this is a great project where we can really connect com-munity. Exum said sending the care packages to activ-duty soldiers also seemed to lift the morale of CCA employees. She said she saw faces shining, smiling and every-thing else whenever someone started talking about the project. When Yuri came back in February to talk to us, every-one knew what we were talking about, Exum said. It wasnt dis-tant like something was sent and forgotten. He was proud to talk about it, we were very proud to talk about it and this is really meaningful. Richer said two soldiers were selected to receive the packages and the CCA staff sent a total of 103 pounds of items to them in 12 separate boxes. The boxes contained personal hygiene items, cookies, coffee and she said the troops also requested condiments, so they were sent packets of ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, hot sauce, sugar and salt. Whenever we said this is what were looking for, it just kept com-ing in from everywhere, Richer said. Personally and professionally, I think its awesome to be recog-nized, she said. ... For them to stop and take the time to show their appreciation, and not just Ms. Exums son, but the whole squadron, the head of the battal-ion to send us this nice certificate it just touches our heart. Cox said the CCA corporate office has told the local taff that they will use Sidorov for a model for their next upcoming care pack-age promotion. Were going to be their model on how the community and facil-ity can get involved and come together as a unit, she said. The certificate reads: Exceptional support of the 3rd Infantry Division, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Combined Joint Task Force 3. Your selfless services and dedication to the team have directly impacted the morale of the soldiers and greatly contrib-uted to the success of Operation Enduring Freedom.7A HUGE SELECTION OF MOTORHOMES, TRAVEL TRAILERS & 5TH WHEELS Factory Reps Available! On-Site Financing! JUST OFF HWY. 90 IN LAKE CITYEVERY RV PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE! COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Aug 22nd-Sept 1st 9am-6pm THE NORTH FLORIDA RV SHOW & SALE! FREE Admission! FREE Parking! Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 7ATONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterABOVE: Corrections Corp. of America Lake City Correctional Faci lity employees (from left) Tatayana Exum, an academic instructor; Joseph Taylor, warden; Shirley Cox, administrative supervisor and public information officer ; and Aimee Richer, an administrative clerk, shows off a c ertificate of appreciation the facility staff received from the Army for sending care packages to soldiers. RIGHT: Exums son, Staff. Sgt. Yuri Sidorov, of Lake City, who shared the goodies he received with other members of hi s unit. Army thanks corrections facility staffCOURTESY Care packages sent to troops overseas greatly appreciated.COURTESYSea cadets train in BranfordMembers of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps interested in sports medicine participate in the dissection of a fetal pig during one of several training pro grams held at the Middle Florida Baptist Assembly in Branford earlier this month. The cadets, rangi ng in age from 10 to 18, came from 23 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., to experience a week of training in military specialties, such as culinary arts, field medicine and photo journalism. The local Liberty Division of the Sea Cadets hosted the event.
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SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, at Spa, Belgium 3 p.m. FS1 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, SFP Grand Prix, at Kansas City, Kan. (same-day tape) 4 p.m. NBCSN IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at Sonoma, Calif. CYCLING 2 p.m. NBCSN USA Pro Challenge, final stage, at Denver 4 p.m. NBC USA Pro Challenge, final stage, at Denver GOLF 8 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Johnnie Walker Championship, final round, at Gleneagles, Scotland Noon TGC PGA Tour, The Barclays, final round, at Jersey City, N.J. 2 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, The Barclays, final round, at Jersey City, N.J. TGC Web.com Tour, Cox Classic, final round, at Omaha, Neb. 4 p.m. TGC LPGA, Canadian Womens Open, final round, at Edmonton, Alberta 7 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Boeing Classic, final round, at Snoqualmie, Wash. (same-day tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. ESPN World Series, third place, Tijuana, Mexico vs. U.S. runner-up, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ABC World Series, championship, Tokyo vs. U.S. champion, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS Atlanta at St. Louis 4 p.m. WGN Chicago Cubs at San Diego 8 p.m. ESPN Boston at L.A. Dodgers MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 3 p.m. ESPN2 Playoffs, championship, Charlotte vs. Hamilton-Chesapeake winner, at Chester, Pa. MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. FS1 MotoGP World Championship, Czech Grand Prix, at Brno, Czech Republic 1 p.m. FS1 MotoGP Moto2, Czech Grand Prix, at Brno, Czech Republic (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 4 p.m. FOX Preseason, New Orleans at Houston 8 p.m. NBC Preseason, Minnesota at San Francisco PREP FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 Beech (Tenn.) at Station Camp (Tenn.) 3 p.m. ESPN American Heritage at Cypress Bay SAILING 7 p.m. NBCSN Louis Vuitton Cup, finals, races 9 and 10, at San Francisco (if necessary, same-day tape) SOCCER 10:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Swansea at Tottenham 10 p.m. ESPN2 MLS, Portland at Seattle Monday MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Cincinnati at St. Louis SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN Premier League, Chelsea at Manchester United TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 U.S. Open, first round 7 p.m. ESPN2 U.S. Open, first roundBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 73 53 .579 Boston 75 55 .577 Baltimore 69 58 .543 4New York 68 60 .531 6 Toronto 57 72 .442 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 75 53 .586 Cleveland 69 59 .539 6Kansas City 64 63 .504 10 Minnesota 57 70 .449 17 Chicago 52 75 .409 22 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 75 53 .586 Oakland 71 56 .559 3 Seattle 59 68 .465 15 Los Angeles 56 71 .441 18 Houston 42 85 .331 32 Todays Games Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-10) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-8), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Gray 1-1) at Baltimore (Feldman 3-3), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 7-4) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-2), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Garza 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 3-10), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 9-7) at Houston (Keuchel 5-7), 2:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 8-11) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-7), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-7) at Seattle (Harang 5-10), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-7) at Kansas City (Guthrie 12-10), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-12) at Toronto (Rogers 3-7), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 10-9) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 11-7), 7:08 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-6) at Seattle (J.Saunders 10-12), 10:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 77 51 .602 Washington 64 64 .500 13New York 58 68 .460 18 Philadelphia 58 70 .453 19 Miami 48 79 .378 28 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 76 52 .594 St. Louis 75 53 .586 1 Cincinnati 73 56 .566 3 Milwaukee 56 72 .438 20Chicago 54 74 .422 22 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 76 52 .594 Arizona 65 62 .512 10 Colorado 60 70 .462 17 San Diego 58 70 .453 18 San Francisco 56 72 .438 20 Todays Games Colorado (J.De La Rosa 13-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-8), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 5-4) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 6-3), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 13-3) at Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Haren 8-11) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-7), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 12-5) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-7), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 6-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-3) at San Diego (Cashner 8-8), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Cincinnati (Leake 11-5) at St. Louis (Lyons 2-4), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-6) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 6-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 4-9) at Colorado (Nicasio 7-6), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 3-6) at Arizona (McCarthy 2-8), 9:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-3), 10:10 p.m.Little League WS At South Williamsport, Pa. Wednesday Tokyo 5, Tijuana, Mexico 2Chula Vista, Calif. 6, Westport, Conn. 3, 9 innings Thursday Tijuana, Mexico 4, Aguadulce, Panama 2, Panama eliminated Friday Westport, Conn. 14, Sammamish, Wash. 13, 7 innings, Sammamish eliminated Saturday International championship: Tokyo 3, Tijuana, Mexico 2 U.S. championship: Chula Vista, Calif. vs. Westport, Conn. (n) Today At Lamade Stadium Third Place Tijuana, Mexico vs. U.S. runner-up, 11 a.m. World Championship Tokyo vs. U.S. champion, 3 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason Thursday Detroit 40, New England 9Carolina 34, Baltimore 27 Friday Seattle 17, Green Bay 10Chicago 34, Oakland 26 Today New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. (FOX) Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (NBC)AUTO RACINGRace week NASCAR SPRINT CUP Next race: AdvoCare 500, Sept. 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. Online: http:// www.nascar.com NATIONWIDE Next race: Great Clips-Grit Chips 300, Aug. 31, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Next race: Chevrolet Silverado 250, Sept. 1, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario. IZOD INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA Site: Sonoma, Calif.Schedule: Today, race, 4:33 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 4-7 p.m.). Track: Sonoma Raceway (road course, 2.385 miles). Race distance: 202.73 miles, 85 laps.Next race: Grand Prix of Baltimore, Sept. 1, Streets of Baltimore, Baltimore. Online: http:// www.indycar.com FORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX Site: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.Schedule: Today, race, 8 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 7:30-10:30 a.m.). Track: Spa-Francorchamps (road course, 4.35 miles). Race distance: 191.415 miles, 44 laps.Next race: Italian Grand Prix, Sept 8, Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Online: http:// www.formula1.com NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING Next event: NHRA U.S. Nationals, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Clermont, Ind. Online: http:// www.nhra.comBASKETBALLWNBA schedule Wednesdays Game Indiana 80, San Antonio 63 Thursdays Game Minnesota 91, Connecticut 77 Fridays Games Washington 74, Atlanta 64Tulsa 73, San Antonio 67Chicago 82, New York 64Seattle 81, Phoenix 73 Todays Games Seattle at San Antonio, 4:30 p.m.New York at Connecticut, 5 p.m.Tulsa at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.TENNISU.S. Open seeds At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Monday-Sept. 9 Men 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia2. Rafael Nadal, Spain3. Andy Murray, Britain4. David Ferrer, Spain5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic6. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina7. Roger Federer, Switzerland8. Richard Gasquet, France9. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland10. Milos Raonic, Canada11. Kei Nishikori, Japan12. Tommy Haas, Germany13. John Isner, United States14. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland15. Nicolas Almagro, Spain16. Fabio Fognini, Italy17. Kevin Anderson, South Africa18. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia19. Tommy Robredo, Spain20. Andreas Seppi, Italy21. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia22. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany23. Feliciano Lopez, Spain24. Benoit Paire, France25. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria26. Sam Querrey, United States27. Fernando Verdasco, Spain28. Juan Monaco, Argentina29. Jurgen Melzer, Austria30. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia31. Julien Benneteau, France32. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia Women 1. Serena Williams, United States2. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus3. Maria Sharapova, Russia, withdrew3. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland4. Sara Errani, Italy5. Li Na, China6. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark7. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic8. Angelique Kerber, Germany9. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia10. Roberta Vinci, Italy11. Sam Stosur, Australia12. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium13. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia14. Maria Kirilenko, Russia15. Sloane Stephens, United States16. Sabine Lisicki, Germany17. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia18. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain19. Sorana Cirstea, Romania20. Nadia Petrova, Russia21. Simona Halep, Romania22. Elena Vesnina, Russia23. Jamie Hampton, United States24. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia25. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia26. Alize Cornet, France27. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia28. Mona Barthel, Germany29. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia30. Laura Robson, Britain31. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic32. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterSwim team scrubbersColumbia High swim team members suds down a vehicle during a fundraiser car wash on Saturday at First Federal on U.S. Highway 90 west. The swim te am begins its season with the Purple & Gold and alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Aquatic Complex. State champion Hannah Burns will be presented her cham pionship ring at the meet. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFuture Tiger Football CampColumbia High football offensive coordinator Mitch Shoup speaks to participants during the Future Tiger Football Camp at Memorial Stadium on Saturday The annual camp is sponsored by the Lake City Parks and Recreation Departm ent and Columbia Youth Football Association and signals the Little League Football season will start soon. Campers received lunch and a T-shirt.
CHS FOOTBALL Ceremony for Pat Summerall The Columbia High Quarterback Club will honor Pat Summerall in a pre-game ceremony at 7:25 p.m. Friday before the game with Gainesville High. There will be a presentation on the field to members of the Summerall family and the family of Mike Kennon. A numbered, limited print of the program will be offered at the game. For details, call Alan Moody at 288-8408. FLAG FOOTBALL Registration at Christ Central Christ Central Sports flag football registration for ages 5-10 continues through Saturday. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny at 365-2128 or the Christ Central office at 755-2525. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Quarterback Club meets Monday The Fort White Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school faculty lounge. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302. ADULT SOFTBALL Registration for fall league Columbia County Adult Softball fall league registration continues through Friday. Cost is $250 per team and mens, womens, co-ed and church leagues are offered. For details, visit columbiacountyadultsoft email@example.com or call Pete Bonilla at 623-6561 or Casandra Wheeler at 365-2168. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City fall registration Online registration for Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseballs fall league ( www.lcccyb. com ) is under way through Sept. 1 at a cost of $65 per player. Walk-up registration at Southside Sports Complex is 5-7 p.m. Friday and Sept. 3 for $75 per player. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Fort White fall registration Fort White Babe Ruth Baseballs fall registration is 4-7 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 11, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at the South Columbia Sports Complex. Five divisions are offered for ages 4-15. Cost is $50 ($45 for T-ball ages 4-6). Birth certificates are required if not previously submitted to Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball. Coaches are needed and will register on same dates as players. For details, call Cedric May at 623-1122 or Bill McLaughlin at (352) 871-0881. GATORS Kickoff social on Thursday The North Florida Gator Clubs annual kickoff social at the home of John and Betty Norris on Inglewood Drive is 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Guest speaker for the night will be Chris Price from WCJB TV-20. Dinner will be provided by the club. For details, call 752-3333.Q From staff reports Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS INDIANS: Dominant vs. good defense Continued From Page 1B CHS: Mixed results in opening game Continued From Page 1B offense went to work in a businesslike manner. The Indians rolled up four first downs on a 77-yard scor-ing drive, converting four times on third down. Quarterback Andrew Baker had a 28-yard run during the drive and two completions for 17 yards. Kellen Snider and Edward Garrison got carries. Williams scored on a third down. We had that 14-play drive and the guys wanted to finish it, Jackson said. We pretty much domi-nated against a real good defense. Their secondary and defensive line are one of the best we will see. This time, Dixie County answered with a touchdown drive. It was also 14 plays and covered 69 yards. The Bears converted one fourth down and James Bowers scored on a fourth-and-1. Julian Robinson ran for 32 yards during the possession. We got a little tired at one point late in the second quarter, Indians defensive coordinator Ken Snider said. We made some men-tal mistakes that we have got to remedy. The Indians stopped a Bears fourth-down try on the opening drive of the third quarter and took over at the Fort White 42. Baker threw to Melton Sanders for nine yards and one first down. The Indians then sent Cameron White crashing up the middle on two plays. The third time, Baker pulled off a good fake to White and hit Sanders behind the secondary for a 46-yard touchdown. Melton was saying, Ok, we ran it in the first half and now lets throw it, Jackson said. Coach (Isiah) Phillips said we can hit that pass. Andrew showed a lot of arm strength and Melton went out and got it. It was beautiful. After the touchdown, Sanders added the third of his PATs, and he had an interception later in the quarter. Baker finished 5-of-7 passing for 74 yards. Sanders had three catches with one each by Williams and Christian Helsel. Andrew played great and Melton gave us productiv-ity, Jackson said. We need that from our seniors. Bears quarterback Aaron Thomas was 4 of 6 in the first half for 80 yards, but was 0 for 6 after intermis-sion. Shaquille Mitchem had three catches for 63 yards. Duke Dawson, who has committed to Florida, had one catch for 17 yards. Dixie County rushed for 116 yards, led by Kendal Copeland with 54 yards on 10 carries. I was proud of how physical we were for the first game, Snider said. It was an overall team effort. We got some back-ups in there to get their feet wet, which will give us some much-needed depth and good competition. Our coaches did a heck of a job mak-ing adjustments during the game and at halftime. The season starts for real next week when the Indians travel to Jasper on Friday to take on Hamilton County High. We have to mend some bruises and start over again, Snider said. It is never as bad as it seems and never as good as it seems. Jackson experiences highs and lows of watching sonBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Even after taking care of his opponent, a head coach cant rest when the kickoff classic is turned over to the junior varsity teams in the fourth quarter. That interest is more intense for Demetric Jackson, whose son, DJ, is the starting quarterback for the Fort White JV. Jackson had a taste of the highs and lows of watching a son on the football field on Friday. On Fort Whites first JV possession Jabari Rivers broke a 44-yard run to move the ball to the Dixie County 25. On second down Jackson fired a pass toward the end zone. It was tipped by one Fort White receiv-er and Logan Greenwald snatched the rebound for a touchdown. Carlous Bartee ran in the extra point. On the next play the Bears fumbled and there was a scramble for the ball. Nathan Thomas got the recovery for the Indians, but DJ was down on the field. He had a touchdown play, then got hurt, Jackson said. It is one of your worst fears. You dont want any player to go down, and you especially dont want your son to go down. On the sidelines I was saying, O Lord, let him be all-right. Before the worrying, Jackson was beaming over the touchdown. It is one of our favorite pass plays and DJ threw a pretty pass, a tight spiral, Jackson said. Logan made a great play to catch it. After his shoulder was shifted a bit on the field, DJ walked off with several concerned attendants. It doesnt seem to be too serious, just a real bad bruise, Jackson said. We will do more tests, but I dont think the shoulder is separated. DJ is a freshman and Jackson is looking at four years of celebration and concern. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFort White High quarterback Andrew Baker huddles up the Indians during pre-game of the kickoff classic on Friday Columbias defense showed why it has been one of the top units in the area by forcing two turnovers and holding Trinity off the scoreboard. The downside was Columbias offense failed to get on the scoreboard and didnt produce much yardage. Trinity took the first possession of the game and picked up two first downs before Roger Cray picked off a Kevin Tolliver pass to end the drive. Columbias offense looked good on the first drive as it was able to pick up three first downs before stalling due to a mix-up on a designed run. Quarterback Jake Thomas hit running back Lonnie Underwood on a 21-yard screen pass to move the ball into Trinity terri-tory and connected with Caleb Carswell on what coach Allen called a heck of a fingertip catch before the drive stalled. Going back and looking at the tape, were going to see things that can be eas-ily corrected, Allen said. We were playing a pretty good team, and were a pretty good team ourself. It wasnt a matter of being out-manned, however, but not making the right block here or rolling out the wrong way in the red zone. After the initial drives, both teams exchanged three-and-outs. Trinity had its longest run of the game when Kevin Tolliver held onto a keeper and scam-pered more than 50 yards, but a holding penalty turned it into only an 18-yard gain. The drive ended, however, when Terry Calloway fell on a fumble for the Tigers with 9:04 remaining in the second quarter. Columbias offense wasnt about to get things going the rest of the game on offense without a first down the rest of the game. The final highlight of the game for the Tigers came when Carlos Vega picked up a sack closing out the second quarter to end either teams chances of scoring. With a scoreless tie, Allen feels theres plenty of room for improvement heading into this weeks home game against Gainesville High at 7:30 p.m. Friday. I told the kids that if we are ready to win state after the first game, then there isnt a need for our coach-ing staff, Allen said. What we saw were small mis-takes that we have to come back and get corrected. We had two quarters of what was like playoff-atmosphere football and thinking back at the end of the day, I think were both going to be very good teams. The Tigers best news may have been escaping without any injuries in the sloppy, rainy conditions. We didnt go into the game planning to hold back, Allen said. The play-ers may be playing for a state championship on a wet field. We have to be ready for all of the elements. We werent doing anything to protect them or hold back, but we came out without any injuries. GAMES Tuesday Q Fort White High volleyball vs. P.K.Yonge School, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High volleyball at Oakleaf High, 6:30p.m. (JV-5:30) Wednesday Q Columbia High girls golf vs. Buchholz High at Quail Heights Country Club, 4 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Suwannee High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Columbia High volleyball vs. Lafayette High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High volleyball at Hamilton County High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High JV football vs. Dixie County High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High football vs. Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. Q Fort White High football at Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Columbia High swimming Purple & Gold and alumni meet, 9 a.m.
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By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLake City Gateway Airport is in line for renovations that may translate into future prosperity for the general aviation airport and the community at large. General Manager Nick Harwell said three renovation projects will upgrade the facilitys taxiway and drainage, air traffic control tower and air conditioning in the traffic control tower. As the Plum Creek development materializes, the renovations position the airport for increased traffic for aircraft, Harwell said. As the Plum Creek project materializes we cant help but believe that were going to have and see increased traffic because those businesses will want to come and do site reviews of the Plum Creek development project. As a result of them coming here, were trying to do our best to get ahead of that so that as these aircraft arrive and depart there are no safety concerns. Currently the Lake City Gateway taxiway is not a full parallel-length taxiway. Larger aircraft have to back-taxi out onto the primary runway to get the full length for takeoff. With the design and construction of this project, what will happen is those air-craft will no longer have to back-taxi and theyll be able to taxi all the way to the end of the runway in order to get the full benefit of the runway, Harwell said. The runways length is 8,003 feet long enough to accommodate a jumbo jet and the expansion will make the taxiway of equal length. The extension and widening of the taxiway will accommodate a full parallel taxiway, he said. No longer will we just have an 8,003-foot runway, but well also Lake City Reporter Week of August 25-31, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County1CColumbia Inc. TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterNick Harwell, Lake City Gateway Airport general manager looks at air conditioner venting at the airports traffic control tower. The A/C system is schedu led to be replaced next month. Airport taxiway upgrade coming TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterThe air traffic control tower at Lake City Gateway Airport is scheduled to undergo a series of renovations starting next month. AIRPORT continued on 2C
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