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By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comA s the old clich will tell you: Guys dont grow out of their toys; the toys simply get more expensive. The third annual Big Boy Toys Expo, held on Friday and Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, offered all of Columbia Countys outdoor enthusiasts the chance to see the best equipment for the lawn, for the hunt and for the good, down-home barbecue. Organized by the local Kiwanis Club of Lake City, Big Boy Toys drew strong commu-nity support, said Kiwanis presi-dent Teena Peavey. On Friday, the events targeted adults with a series of amateur MMA cage fights. But, on Saturday, the big boys and their little ones shared the fun with a wide range of activities suited for both audi-ences. Children enjoyed the archery competition, bounce houses and the Touch a Truck area. Adults surveyed the sales at the gun show and a few even slipped inside the excavators and earthmovers showcased in Touch a Truck. The event partnered with Gun Traders Gun Shows to organize Saturday and Sundays gun show of 30 vendors displaying knives, ammo, womens purses and more. Its hard to explain what happens here, said Terry Jewell, the promoter for Gun Traders Gun Shows. A lot of people think its a bunch of guys in a room full of guns, but thats not the case. ... Its a great place to learn about guns. Theres a JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterChristian Motorcyclists Association member Columbia Cou nty Judge Tom Coleman (from right) shows Ron and Frances Benedict his Honda VTX 1800 at the Kiwanis Big B oy Toys Expo on Friday. Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY N EWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Cotton makesa comebackin Columbia. Library takeslook at A Land Remembered. SUNDAYEDITION 1D 9A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6AAdvice & Comics......... 8BPuzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Cake for teachers. COMING TUESDAY Local news roundup. 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles .............. 2B, 3B 83 59 Mostly sunny WEATHER, 10A Vol. 139, No. 183 1AObamacare: Charting a courseBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe Affordable Care Acts health care marketplace officially opened Oct. 1, but flooded phone lines and overloaded website servers created more confusion than solutions for many Columbia County resi-dents. In an effort to streamline the process, the federal government established nav-igators to provide unbiased advice to uninsured citizens, helping them answer questions and determine their healthcare needs. The navigators and navigator programs goal is to get people enrolled through the marketplace who arent knowledgeable on individual and family plans, WellFlorida Council associate planner Lauren Pollock said. The WellFlorida Council is a 40-yearold non-profit organization servicing 16 counties in the North Central Florida area, including Columbia County. They received funding for the navigator pro-gram as part of a consortium of pro-grams funded through a grant awarded to the University of South Florida to the tune of roughly $4,200,000, providing funding for navigator projects for approximately two-thirds of all Florida counties. The assistance is sorely needed. According to data released by the Census Bureau, 28.8 percent of Floridians age 18 to 64 had no health insurance in 2012. Only Texas has a higher proportion of uninsured individuals in the same age range. How to go about getting government health care, despite snags in system. OBAMACARE continued on 8A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterNarragansett Smith has been a breast cancer survivor since 2012.Faith,hopeandlove TOYS for BOYS By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comAs 2010 came to a close and people around Narragansett Smith celebrated with fireworks and champagne toasts, Smith had the worst New Years Eve of her life. Doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer on the last day of the year. Two weeks later, she had surgery to remove the lump. Her whole world changed as she began a two-year journey through chemotherapy and radiation treat-ments. The only thing you hear is: Cancer, Smith said. Initially when they told me I had breast cancer, I was numb. I started thinking about my family, my children, my grandchildren, my How Narrie Smith got through the worst New Years Eve of her life.SURVIVOR continued on 3A Robbery suspect soughtFrom staff reportsA Fort White convenience store was robbed of about $3,500 Friday by an armed man who fled on foot, according to a press release from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office. The suspect, a white male approximately 61 to 62 with a medium build, entered the Chevrom station at 7692 SW Highway 27 shortly after 3 p.m. wearing a white winter cap with tassels and a light-colored bandana covering his face, the release said. He was dressed in a black, long-sleeve shirt, black ROBBERY continued on 3A AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter Caden smiles from the cabin of an excavator at the Big Bo y Toy Expo Saturday at the Columbia Cabin Fairgrounds. Th e expo had 12 different types of equipment on display, as well as RVs, classic cars a nd lawnmowers. Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Lake C ity, the event also featured hunting equipment, outdoor grills, motorcycles and more. Boys of all ages get their fill at Toys expo Annual event wows em with trucks, bikes,guns, gadgets, more. TOYS continued on 6A
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 2-13-19-32 ( 18 ) Friday: 7-17-23-31-36 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-0-3 Evening: N/A Saturday: Afternoon: 6-4-2-4 Evening: N/A Wednesday: 13-16-17-40-42-44 x4 31 infected by bacteria in warm saltwater, 10 dead ST. PETERSBURG P atty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husbands ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a con stellation, she knew some thing wasnt right. After a trip to the hos pital and a day and a half later, Konietzkys 59-yearold husband was dead. The diagnosis: vibrio vulnificus (vih-BREEoh VUHL-nihf-ih-kus), an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. Its in the same family of bacterium that causes cholera. So far this year, 31 people across Florida have been infected by the severe strain of vib rio, and 10 have died. I thought the doctors would treat him with anti biotics and wed go home, said Konietzky, who lives in Palm Coast, Fla. Never in a million years it crossed my mind that this is where Id be today. State health officials say there are two ways to con tract the disease: by eating raw, tainted shellfish usually oysters or when an open wound comes in contact with bacteria in warm seawater. While such occurrences could potentially concern officials in states with hun dreds of miles of coastline and economies largely dependent on oceanrelated tourism, experts say the bacteria is nothing most people should worry about. Vibrio bacteria exist normally in salt water and generally only affect people with compromised immune systems, they say. Symptoms include vomit ing, diarrhea and abdomi nal pain. If the bacteria get into the bloodstream, they provoke symptoms including fever and chills, decreased blood pressure and blistering skin wounds. Baby hippo born at panhandle zoo GULF BREEZE A Florida Panhandle zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby hippopotamus. The 65-pound calf was first spotted last week by the train conductor at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Zoo officials say they havent gotten close enough to the calf to deter mine whether it is male or female. The calfs parents Cleopatra and Kiboko have lived at the zoo since 2005. Zoo director Kayte Wanko tells the Northwest Florida Daily News that it wasnt easy to determine when the 4,000-pound Cleopatra was expecting. Wanko says its hard to tell that hippos are pregnant because theyre already very large. The zoo is asking the public to help name the new hippo. 57 groomsmen to set record PANAMA CITY Kaycie Blaylock may not have set out to break a world record. But her wedding on Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Panama City may have done just that. Kaycie and Jim Blaylock tied the knot at the school where she is principal with 57 boys between the ages of 5 and 13 serving as groomsmen. The News Herald of Panama City reports Blaylock saw a story about a woman attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most brides maids which is 96. So, she went for the record number of groomsmen. The record of 47 belongs to Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, a TamilCanadian entertainer who has broken 60 world records. To challenge the world record, the Blaylocks are in the process of submit ting an application to Guinness. Kaycie Blaylock said shell have to provide signatures of each grooms man, a marriage certificate and a photo. Passengers stuck on roller coaster ORLANDO A dozen people were stuck for more than two hours on a roller coaster at Universal Studios Florida. The 12-person train stopped near the top of the first hill of the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit around 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Local news media report ed they were finally freed after 9 p.m. Park officials told report ers a glitch caused the computers to go into safety mode, stopping the ride. Orlando Fire Rescue was on scene. No injuries were reported. The ride was previously closed for two days in August. The coaster came to a sudden stop, which caused one woman to sus tain a minor injury. NEW ORLEANS A cruise ship that can carry more than 2,300 passengers is making its maiden voyage to New Orleans this weekend. The Port of New Orleans says the Norwegian Jewel will be the largest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line to homeport in New Orleans when it arrives on Sunday. The 965-foot ship is scheduled to sail weekly seven-day cruises in the Western Caribbean through April, with ports of call in Mexico, Honduras and Belize. The port says the 2,376-passenger ship has 16 dining options, 13 bars and lounges, three swimming pools, six hot tubs, a spa and fitness center and a casino. Director secretly shoots feature at Disney parks LOS ANGELES As a kid, Randy Moore was haunted by Disney World, where he made an annual trip during summers with his dad. So as an adult, and a filmmaker, Moore wanted to capture and question the allure of such manufactured-fantasy. The result is Escape From Tomorrow, which was shot guerrillastyle at Disneyland and Disney World without permission from the famously proprietary Walt Disney Co., and which has actually made it to the screen. I was pretty confident that Disney wasnt about to go out of their way and give me permission, Moore said, so I didnt ask them for it. The writer-director insists there was no other way to tell his story of a frustrated family man who begins losing his grip on reality during a trip to Disney World. So Moore and his crew bought season passes to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney World in Orlando, and used hand-held digital cameras to shoot scenes and tiny digital audio record ers to capture sound. They repeatedly rode Its a Small World and other trademark Disney attractions to film from various per spectives just like any other theat rical feature. Escape From Tomorrow, available on video-on-demand and in select theaters Friday, first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Popular Humans of NY photoblog now a book NEW YORK Brandon Stanton rounds the corner, spots a tiny blur of pink, and runs over to ask if he can take a picture. He crouches in a busy Manhattan bike lane to get the shot: a beautiful little girl with pink leg braces, a walker and a big smile, her dad posed behind her. Stanton posts the picture on his website, HumansofNewYork.com known to fans as HONY with a mere two sentences from the father: We go to four appointments every week, but I dont mind. Shes my blood. No names or other details. Within an hour, the image has 22,000 likes. Comments like this pour in: HONY. Restoring my faith in humanity, one photostory at a time. Stantons magical blend of por traits and poignant, pithy storytell ing has earned HONY more than 2 million followers online. Now hes putting his work in a book, Humans of New York, out Oct. 15 from St. Martins Press. New Hanks movie stars Minn. Somalian actors MINNEAPOLIS When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean. Abdi and his fellow actors are now living that dream of red carpet premieres and Hollywood endings. The four portray Somali pirates who hijacked an American cargo ship off the Horn of Africa in 2009 and took its captain, played by Hanks, hostage in Captain Phillips, opening Friday. The ordeal ended when U.S. Navy sharpshooters picked off three of the pirates holding Capt. Richard Phillips captive in a lifeboat. Cruise ship makes maiden voyage to N.O. Wednesday: 3-9-19-33-38-18 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. 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Washburn COURTESY Cake for teachers at FWES Sams Club representatives showed how much they honor outstanding teachers with a visit to Fort White Elementary School, bringing a delicious chocolate cake decked out with a huge white bow, and $50 gift cards won by four lucky teach ers: Carol Barnett, Brenda Hunter, Peggy Jurczewsky, and Jo Ragan. Sams Club Membership Coordinators Adam Bates, Thomas Whitman, and Angel Williams made the presentation. COURTESY Target presents United Way Campaign results Representatives of the Target Distribution Center United Way campaign team presented a check representing the results of the employee giving campaign. Employees conducted in-house fundraising events and employee pledging and presented a check for $21,858.32. Additional campaign donations received subsequent to the check presentation achieved a grand total of $24,151. This amount constitutes an 11% increase over the facilitys prior year giving. 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husband and the impact it would have on them. In November 2010, Smith by accident discovered a lump in her right breast as she crossed the Publix parking lot. Her sister, a nurse practitioner, told her to immediately schedule an appointment with her doctor. Soon, she was sitting in the office Dr. Arlene Weinshelbaum at the Gainesville Womens Center. The news wasnt good. Weinshelbaum asked Smith to return in two days for a biopsy. After further tests, Smith asked her doctor what to expect. She said, I cant give you an exact diagnosis, but it does not look good, Smith said. On the last day of the year, she called me and said, Narrie, you have breast cancer. That was the saddest New Years Ive ever had. Smith quickly learned she had Stage IIB breast cancer, which meant the cancer was approximately two inches and had spread to the lymph nodes under her arm. After her mas tectomy, Smith recuperat ed for eight weeks before beginning the second stage to recovery: chemo and radiation. Chemo caused her nausea, loss of appetite and loss of strength. By the time Smith started regain ing strength, it would be time for another round of chemo. And by the second round, Smith lost her hair. It became one of the most emotional moments of her battle with cancer, she said. The other was when she learned the chances of survival for African American women rank lower than those for their white counterparts. More women are sur viving than ever before, but the statistics say that African American women are at a higher risk than their white sisters, Smith said. Our chances of sur vival are less. ... I did not cry in front of my doctor. My husband was with me. I cried when I got to the car. He cried and I cried because you dont want to see yourself as a statis tic. But what kept her going was her faith in God and the support from her fam ily, her church family and the community. I do believe in my heart that Columbia County is a very caring community filled with a lot of people who are genuinely com passionate, Smith said. When you go through something like this, youre able to share your testi mony with others who are going through the same thing. Ive had others whove helped me with their testimony and hope fully Ive helped others with mine. Smiths family does not have a history of breast cancer, so the diagnosis surprised her. But to keep others from dealing with the same shock, she sug gests women regularly get mammograms and exams. Because she found the lump herself, she believes women should remember to self exam. Early detection is the best way to help yourself in this fight against cancer, Smith said. She encourages both her daughters Pam and Nikki to see their doc tors on a regular basis, even though they havent reached 40 yet. The National Cancer Institute suggests women who are 40 or older should have a mammogram every one to two years. Women who have a higher risk of breast cancer, such as a family his tory of the disease, should talk with their health care providers about receiving mammograms before age 40. Smith participated in the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month opening ceremony at the Lake City Medical Center on Oct. 1. She also plans to assist the Breast Cancer Drive at her church, the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. From staff reports Florida Gateway College has taken the first step in adding an additional four-year program, a baccalaureate in Water Resources Management, that it hopes will be available by the beginning of 2015. College officials say the Bachelor of Applied Science in Water Resources Management could additionally meet Governor Rick Scotts challenge of offering a four-year degree that costs stu dents no more than $10,000. The Florida Gateway College District Board of Trustees approved the offering of the pro gram at its Tuesday meeting, the first step in making the program a reality. Program approval will hinge on the Florida Board of Education, and then proceed to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for approval. The process could take up to six months. FGC officials expected the Water Resources Management baccalaureate to launch during the 2014-2015 school year, and it will be primar ily online. FGC began offering its first bachelor degree program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in 2012, and it has already pro duced eight graduates. Though the college has explored addi tional four-year degrees in recent years, President Charles Hall said that one dealing with water is perfect for the local community and Florida as a whole. Were really happy about it because water, the liquid sun shine in Florida, is a basis of life, and if we dont get a grip on water and water management, were going to let it get away from us, he said. Hall said he feels Florida Gateway College is the perfect school to offer this program due to its experience in water resources. FGC operated the Banner Center for Water Resources as part of a state initiative to develop curriculum and educate the public about water quality and water man agement issues. FGC also offers an online certification program, one of the best in the nation, Hall said, as well as a two-year associate degree. Scott earlier this year chal lenged community and state colleges to develop four-year programs that cost less than $10,000. At the time, FGC agreed to explore the possibility of offer ing a program that fell under the governors criteria, and Hall said this program could potentially meet those standards. This is a high-need area, oneof-a-kind right now because no one else is doing it, and because we have such a great experience in it, we feel like were the right ones to be offering this, Hall said. 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The sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Department of Corrections responded to the scene to search with K-9s. The search led to an area where the suspect was believed to have fled in an unknown vehicle, the release said. Authorities ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the CCSO detectives division at 7581095 or Crime Stoppers of Columbia County at 7547099. ROBBERY Continued From 1A By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com A Live Oak woman faces charges of marijuana pos session and careless driv ing after she collided with the rear of a vehicle stopped in a construction zone on Friday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol crash report. Angela Maria Benjamin, 34, was taken to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center in serious condition after her 2005 Suzuki Reno ran into the back of a Chevrolet truck stopped for roadwork on US 90, just east of CR-10A. The truck then hit a truck in front of it, FHP said. Benjamin was not wear ing her seatbelt, FHP said. Her passenger, five-year-old Chloe Marie Benjamin of Fort White, was not in a childs seat, according to the report. She suffered minor injuries. AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter NJROTC exercises Columbia High School student Lyric Boyd competes in the Annual Joint Services Sporting Competition tug-a-war chal lenge Saturday at the CHS stadium. JROTC students from eight schools, including Gainesville High School and Ocalas West Port High, joined together for friendly competitions in basketball, softball, volleyball and drill.
W e ought to think about the cul-tural roots of the budget crisis in Washington. The political left says the shutdown is all about an ideological tan-trum of a handful of Republicans. Certainly, tea partiers have an ideology and vision about what ground rules would produce a more prosperous, freer and fairer America. But lets be honest. The gentleman in the White House, our presi-dent, is as hard core in his ideologi-cal dispositions as any tea partier. Each side believes America would be better off if it were run according to their vision. Whats the crucial difference?As a tea partier, Id like my neighbors to agree with me that personal responsibility, traditional values and limited government is the best way to build a healthy and prosperous life and nation. If they dont agree, they can do what they want. But the world according to the big-government, morally relative left is much different. In this view, yes, nobody is forcing me to agree that personal responsibility and traditional values dont matter. But in their view, its also only fair that I pick up the massive costs of their failures. Take, for instance, poverty.We all agree that we want to get as many out of poverty as pos-sible. The evidence abounds that a lifestyle that reflects personal respon-sibility and traditional values -like traditional sexual attitudes and mar-riage and family -reduces dramati-cally chances that an individual will wind up in poverty. I hope people live according to these values. But if they dont want to, thats their business. But those on the left dont think so. They want to foster a culture that says do what you want. Then they say it is only fair that everyone pay the costs of the mess. ... The incidence of homes headed by a single mother has gone from 6.3 percent of all households in 1950 to 23.9 percent in 2010. In a Gallup poll, 71 percent of respondents between 18 and 34 years old said having a baby outside of marriage was morally acceptable. So we have promoted a culture ... in which poverty is more likely to occur. And then those who promote this culture say it is only fair that everybody pay the costs. Worse, the evidence is overwhelming that government spend-ing on poverty has little or no impact on the incidence of poverty. ... [S]pending in constant (inflation-adjusted) dollars on means-test-ed anti-poverty programs increased $500 billion from 1980 to 2011, with a tripling of the amount spent per person in poverty. Over the same period, the poverty rate was virtu-ally unchanged. Also worth noting is that over this same period, the percent of babies born to unwed mothers went from 18 percent in 1980 to over 40 percent in 2011. Obamacare, as the Affordable Care Act is popularly known, will add up to 20 million more individuals to the almost 60 million already cov-ered by Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor. Medicaid now pays for 40 percent of all babies born in the country. Price tag of big government, moral relativism -hundreds of bil-lions. Price tag of limited govern-ment, personal responsibility -zero. Is this an ideological battle? Of course it is. A s youve read in the pages of this newspaper, pertussis, better known as whooping cough, is making a comeback in our community. Its a problem pretty much of our own making. Whooping cough had nearly been eradicated when some folks got the idea that vaccinating their children was somehow harmful to them. Some years back they quit getting their kids their shots, and pertussis along with a whole host of other communicable ailments started making a comeback. Its a serious problem, with thousands of cases of whooping cough confirmed nationwide in this latest outbreak. Seven cases have been confirmed in Columbia County, and 70 more possible cases are under scrutiny. We cant turn back the clock on those already infected, but we can take precautions to slow the spread. First, monitor your children closely.What starts out as a run of the mill runny nose can quickly turn into something far more serious. If you suspect theres a problem, keep them out of school and get them to the doctor right away. Also, since pertussis bacteria can live on everyday objects for days, disinfect your home regularly. That will help some.Most important, though, is this.If your children havent been immunized against pertussis, we urge you in the strongest terms to get them vaccinated. We know that in some cases, religious beliefs may stand in the way. If your faith prevents you from getting your kids immunized, so be it. Its not our place to criticize your beliefs. For the rest of us, however, there is no good reason not to take this important step. While whooping cough is rarely fatal, it can be, especially in babies less than one year of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The shots are free at your local health department. No appointment needed. We urge you to stop in as soon as possible, or, in the alternative, to visit your family doctor. We cant protect our children from every danger they face, but we can stop this one dead in its tracks. OPINION Sunday, October 13, 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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BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org If your kids havent been immunized, do it now The roots of the budget crisisT he women of Altrusa International of Lake City are off and running with their fitness initia-tive that was officially introduced to our community last week. The Get Fit Lake City kickoff breakfast was a sellout crowd eager to eat yogurt and fruit and be inspired by Julie Hadden, the keynote speaker who was the run-ner-up contestant of NBCs Biggest Loser program during Season 4. Hadden, who grew up in Jacksonville and now lives in Macon, Ga., told the audience her success story of how she battled her weight her entire life, then found her path to health through the boot camp environment of the television show. She lost 97 pounds through 14 weeks of sequestration from bad habits, the strict imple-mentation of a new diet and lifestyle and as much as eight hours of exer-cise per day. Hadden was inspiring.Altrusa of Lake City has launched a very aggressive program to help Lake City find its health. The club is hosting a 16-week challenge offi-cially known as The Get Fit Lake City Initiative. The program is two-fold: There is a Fittest Business challenge where business teams of employees categorically log their daily exercise and workouts and score points that will be evaluated. For individuals, there is a Biggest Loser competition and the top male and female entrant who loses the largest percentage of their body weight during the 16-week contest period will each earn a cash prize. If youre interested, there are deals on gym memberships, com-plimentary tech T-shirts and gym bags for contestants. Theres still time to get involved in either chal-lenge, as the official weigh in and start of the competition is Oct. 21-24. For more information and all the details, call Heather Gray at (386) 365-4777 or Jill Adams at (386) 965-7533. To top it off, last Thursday was one of the healthiest themed days in Lake Citys history. After the Altrusa kickoff breakfast, Hadden also spoke at Lake City Medical Centers Standing Up to Breast Cancers Lunch and Learn. The event was a partnership with Columbia County Resources Tough Enough To Wear Pink project and also saw a capacity crowd. Hadden spoke to that group with the same energy and focused on the importance of exercise to help fight off disease. Cancer survivors were honored during the healthy salad-and-fruit luncheon. The amaz-ing work of CCRs Tough Enough To Wear Pink crisis fund also was described. All of the agencies worked together to bring Hadden to Lake City to speak to as many residents as possible. Our community appreciates the combined efforts of the dozens of Altrusa members who have worked very hard to create this Get Fit program for our community. Heres hoping it carries through to February with great enthusiasm. Thanks to everyone associated with both the Altrusa breakfast and the breast cancer awareness luncheon. These were two very positive events in our community last week.A week to contemplate good health Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org) and author of three books.4AOPINION
Oct. 13 Dicks Family Reunion The 52nd annual Joseph Dicks Family Reunion will be held at the Hopeful Baptist Church in the Life Center on Sunday, Oct. 13. at 12:45 p.m. All friends and family are welcome to join. Please bring a covered dish to share. Contact Jeff Dicks at 752-2329 with questions or for more information. Pastors Appreciation The Philadelphia Baptist Church family invites you to share in 27th Pastors Appreciation Celebration for Pastor I.L. and First Lady Betty Williams on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Our 11AM speaker will be Rev. Michael Miller, Antioch Baptist Church, Alachua. 3PM speaker Lantz Mills Sr. and New Day Springs Church Family. Theater auditions The High Springs Community Theater will produce Earl Hamners The Homecoming for its holiday production. Seeking male (age 16 25) for lead role of ClayBoy and female for the lead role of mother, Olivia Spencer Casting men and women, ages 6 70 for many ensemble roles. Families are encouraged to partici pate. Technical opportuni ties are available including lighting, sound, stage man agement and costuming. Audition Dates: October 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at the High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE 1st Avenue, HS. Performance Dates: Dec. 6 through Dec. 22, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Oct. 14 Cancer support The October meeting of the Womens Cancer Support Group of Lake City will celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will meet for a Dutch Treat dinner at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Monday, Ocober 14th, 2013. Information at 386-752-4198 or 386-7550522. Oct. 15 Art League meeting The monthly meeting of the Art League Of North Florida will be held on October 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The community is invit ed to attend. There will be dinner followed by a short business meeting and a speaker. The speaker will be Eileen Sims Box, a graduate school teach er receiving her BS from Jacksonville University and Masters from Nova University. Eileen has always been interested in art and now that she is retired has more time to devote to her paint ing. She paints in oil, water color, colored pencil and pho tography. Eileen is the past President of the Live Oak Art Guild and member of the Suwannee Valley Plein Air Painters. Her work has won many awards in art shows and is highly rec ognized in the art commu nity.Garden plots available The High Springs Community Garden has garden plots available to area residents, local ser vice clubs and nonprofit organizations interested in growing healthy food for personal consumption and/ or distribution to those in need. Fall planting begins October 15th. Plots are 4 feet by 8 feet and are available for $15.00 per season or $25 per year. Applications are available at High Springs City Hall, 110 NW 1 Avenue and at the High Springs Farmers Market each Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsorships for plots are also available. Contact Sharon Dockter at 386-462-1828 or dock email@example.com. RMS fundraiser Richardson MS football is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Tiger Stadium from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Available dinners for purchase include the chick en plate for $7, the ribs plate for $8, and the combo plate for $10. All dinners include baked beans, cole slaw and a roll. Dinners can be delivered for large orders. Oct. 17 Ladies Lunch & Learn In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shands Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Ladies Lunch & Learn fea turing a distinguished phy sician panel. Date: Thursday, Oct. 17th Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Details: Please call 386292-8120 or register online at ShandsLakeShore.com Location: Holiday Inn & Suites; 213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake City, FL 32015 We will be giving away five certificates to receive free digital mammograms at Lake Shore Imaging Center on 289 Stone Gate Terrace, Suite 102. Enjoy a delicious lunch. Everyone attending will receive a free gift! Retired Educators The Columbia County Retired Educators will meet Thursday, Oct. 17 at the School Board Adult Education Center, Room 120 at 1 p.m. Reports from the District 4 meeting will be reviewed and discussed. For more information, con tact Will Brown at (386) 752-4074. Camera Club The Branford Camera Club will meet on Thursday, Oct.17, at 7 p.m. at Cuzins Restaurant on US 129 across from Scaffs Market in Branford. Come early if you would like to have dinner before the meeting; then stay for an interest ing evening with local pho tography enthusiasts! This meeting will be a Mega Share where well have the opportunity to share more of our images and take time to share our techniques and the story behind the picture, analyze what we did well, and how we might have done better. If you need help with choosing a digital camera or getting acquainted with the one you have, bring your camera and owners manual with you. There will be someone available to give you a hand. SAVE THE DATE: Branford Camera Club 2nd Annual Photo Show, Cuzins Restaurant in Branford, Friday, November 15, from 5-7 PM. You dont have to be a member to participate. For more information, contact one of the mem bers listed below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 5A 5A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL (Next to Courthouse) HIALEAH, FL. -An ingredient used to treat inflammation in thoroughbred racehorse legs, is now recognized as safe and effective for human use. The ingredient has been formulated into a product called ARTH ARREST TM and comes in a strength designed for humans. Developed by a pharmacist and a chemist, the ARTH ARREST formula is a breakthrough in the treatment of painful disorders ranging from minor aches and pains to more serious conditions such as arthritis. Researchers are excited and say the formula can relieve arthritis pain for millions. Scientists suggest that ARTH ARREST works by intercepting the pain messenger substance that sends pain signals to the brain. Although the mechanism is not totally clear, pain is relieved in the affected area because the pain signal actually disappears after continued use.. ARTH ARREST is the only product on the market with Neurocaine and is available in a convenient, roll-on applicator without a prescription. Considered a medical miracle by some, ARTH ARRREST is available in pharmacies or by calling 1-800-339-3301. Now at: Arthritis Pain Mystery Solved Horse Liniment is the secret! WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Tumblers New Camo for Women Camo for Men & Children By Pants Jackets Vests (New Designs) Sandals Florida Gateway College presents Perspective Sponsored by: Upcoming Schedule: October 14-18 Gear Up at Columbia High School with Rod Randolph October 21-25 Columbia County Fair with Steve Briscoe and Wanda Jones 7 p.m. Monday-Friday Only on Comcast Channel 8 OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@ lakecityreporter.com. COURTESY $5,000 donation to safety patrol American Legion Auxillary Unit 57 recently donated $5,000 to the Eastside Elementary Safety Patrol. We are so grateful for this generous donation, said a patrol spokesperson. It is extremely helpful in our fundraising for the Washington D.C trip. Pictured are (front row, from left) Bailey Dicks, Kayla Hardy, Isabella Martin, Madison Lipscomb, Ms. Sandy Varner (back row) Ms. Mary Ann Bell, Ms. Irma Wehrili, Jessie Taylor, Eli Pittman, Aaron Morse, Ms. Nancy Moschetti, Ms. Val Enhat, Sarah Douglas, Mrs. Sarah Ripple, Ms. Judy Ripple, Ms. RoseMarie Goodbread, Ms. Marge Huck, Ms. Sandy Varner. David Cochran Ratliff Mr. David Cochran Ratliff, 83, died Friday October 11, 2013 in the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab center. He was the son of the late Paul and Mabell Cowart Ratliff and is preceded in death by three brothers Cecil, Benny and Owen Ratliff and one sister Mary Burnett He had lived in Lake City all of his life. ty-four years Betty Jean Ratliff Lake City, FL; one son Ronald Ratliff (Melinda) Shick Shinny, PA. three daughters Cynthia Mc and Tammy Garber all of Lake City, FL; one sister Maude Har dy, Live Oak, FL; three sisters in law Carolin Calviet (Donald) Waldo, FL; Alma Jordan and; Rhoda Robarts, and two grand Andrew Vanhyfte. Numerous Nieces and nephews also sur vive. Funeral services will be conduct ed Tuesday October 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Chapel Family will receive friends Mon day October 14, 2013 from 5P.M. until 7P.M. Monday evening. In terment will take place in River side Cemetery in White Springs, FL. Dees-Parrish Family Fu neral Home is in Charge of all arrangements. 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Cynthia Darlene Brandt Mrs. Cynthia Darlene Brandt, 53 of Lake City, died as a re sult of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on October 10, 2013. A native of Atlanta, Georgia Mrs. Brandt had been a resident of Lake City for the past six years having relocated from Georgia. Mrs. Brandt loved cats, collecting antiques, garden ing, her grandchildren and liv ing life. Mrs. Brandt was of the Christian Faith. Mrs. Brandt was preceded in death by her mother Joan Brady. Mrs. Brandt is survived by her husband of fourteen years Joseph Brandt, Lake City, Florida; her father Larry Brady, Fayetteville, Georgia; Son, Joseph Brandt III (Melissa) Kansas; Three daugh ters, Sheree Jefferson (Chris) Locus Grove, Ga.; Kayla Gray (Joshua) Ocala, Fl.; Melanie Brandt, Powder Springs, Geor gia; Three Brothers Scott Brady (Valeria) Concord, Georgia; Shane Brady (Kim) Stockbridge, Georgia; Johnny Brady(Mary) Canton, Georgia; Two Sisters Rhonda Harp (Todd), Riverdale Georgia; Karla Barber (Randy) Hartwell, Georgia; Four grand children Parker and Jackson Jefferson; Brennan Ganter and Alexanderia Gray; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Memorial services will be con ducted Sunday October 13, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. John Hathaway ceive friends prior to the service at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEESPARRISH FAMILY FUNER AL HOME 458 South Marion Ave. Lake City, Fl. 32025. Please sign the on-line guess at www. parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293
By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com Members of Lake Citys United Methodist churches combined a scoop of rice, a scoop of dried vegetables and a scoop of soy protein in 20,000 meals Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. The combination will feed six people for only 25 cents. Floridas United Methodist Churches kicked-off the A Million Reasons campaign during its annual summer conference by packaging over 112,000 meals, a small step on the way to pack ing its goal of 1 million. Saturdays event bagged another 3,448 bags, which totaled the 20,000 meals. The meals will be shipped overseas to improverished countries in an attempt to stop world hunger. According to Stop Hunger Now, a global humanitar ian aid organization, a child dies every six seconds from hunger-related causes. We wanted to include an opportunity for people to help others, said dis trict superintendent of the United Methodist Church Dr. Robert Gibbs. This is a wonderful way to package a great deal of meals in a short time. The Christian life is to help others, espe cially those in need. Approximately 70 volun teers showed up for the first packaging shift at 1 p.m. The second shift fol lowed an hour later at 2. Each group was expected to package 10,000 meals. Akil Tunsil, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, helped to place the dried vegetables into the provided plastic bags. To put scoops in a bag and know its going to feed six people is just an awesome thing, he said. Maybe I can get a little bit better sleep tonight. As the contents were col lected into the bags, run ners mostly young chil dren handed the bags to adults waiting at a row of scales. The contents had to be weighed appropriately so they could be shipped to one of the 65 countries served by Stop Hunger Now. Then 36 bags were placed into a box, sealed and carried to the truck. Each box holds 36 bags, no more and no less. If one bag is forgotten, then six children go without a meal. Stop Hunger Now pro vides food mainly for schools and orphanages. This is a missionary project that we can do to help feed people in other countries, said Nancy Mabrey, a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. This is a way we can be missionar ies from home. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6A Presenting Sponsor Presenting Sponsor Presenting Host Sponsor ROUNTREE MOORE TOYOTA-SCION SHOWROOM November 5th, 2013 5:30 pm Contact Info: (386) 755-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets $50 available at: Wards Jewelers First Street Music Rountree Moore Toyota-Scion First Federal Bank (US 90 W & Turner Road) Suwannee Democrat Silver Sponsors Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home Edward Jones Investments (Steve Jones) Kohls Department Stores Alachua Lake City Medical Center Auxillary Marcotek Digital Oce Solutions Maureen and Vern Lloyd Peoples State Bank ShandsLakeShore SiTEL Womens Center of Florida Media Sponsors Lake City Reporter LakeCity4sale.com Lake City Advertiser Suwannee Democrat Newman Broadcasting 96.5 The Jet Newman Media Mix 94.3 The Falcon 97.1 FM The Falcon 1340 AM NorthFloridaNow.com Power Country 102.1 The Big 98 / 106.5 The X Gold Sponsors State Corporate Sponsor Gourmet Chef Samplings Fine Wines Live Music Three of Us Silent Auction Premier Chance Drawing Live Auction A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. MARCH OF DIMES REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH569. Fund the Mission Sponsor Community Sponsor Bronze Sponsors Baya Pharmacy Campus USA Credit Union Drs. Chuck & Robin Hall Florida Power and Light Company Heritage Bank of the South Holiday Inn & Suites North Florida Medical Sales & Pharmacy Pete & Doris Johnson / Industry Services Co., Inc. SERVPRO of Columbia & Suwannee Counties State Farm Insurance (John Burns III) The Health Center of Lake City Honorary Chairs John & Janet Kuykendall GulfCoast Financial Services On a mission to end world hunger AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter Donna Giebeig, left, and Nancy Mabrey, right, scoop protein and dried vegetables into a funnel at the Stop Hunger Now event Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Behind them, Chris Costello, left, and Louie Mabrey, right, work alongside each other to help the churches bag 20,000 meals. Statewide, the United Methodist Church hopes to bag 1 million meals to aid in the fight against hunger. The organization serves 65 million countries by packaging 21 essential vitamins into the mix ture. According to Stop Hunger Now, 10.9 million children under age five die each year from lack of food. Churches doing their part to pack a million meals. room full of experts. Even though visitors scoped out the guns, custom-made purses and spy-style pen security cameras, the most popular item at the gun show was probably ammo, Jewell said. Lately, there has been a shortage in certain calibers, such as ammo for a .22-caliber gun. Theres probably more ammo in this building than theres been in the town for six to eight weeks, he said. While Big Boy Toys ended on Saturday, the gun show runs through 4 p.m. today at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Lake City residents Ralph Pender and Whitney Ammons browsed the wares Saturday at the show. Ammons said she was especially excited about a purple gun and the selection of custom purses that had a hidden pocket for a concealed weapon. But Pender, a gun enthusiast and former military member, said his favorite item available for sale was the AR-15, a civilian mockup of the military-issued M4 carbine. But it was four-year-old Richard Ammons who seemingly had the best day. He loved climbing in all the trucks and construction equipment on show. I liked it all, he said, especially the big dippers and the helicopter. Sean Beards son Caden shared Richards excitement. By about 3 p.m., the two had sat in every machine on display, including the bulldozers, the excavators, the earthmovers and more. Beard and Caden were on their second loop through the equipment. Its neat to see them as an adult too, Beard said. Ive always want ed to sit in a bulldozer, and never got the chance until now. It brings out the kid in you. Other than the big boy trucks, Beard strolled through the gun show earlier in the day to get out of the heat. In the past, he used to hunt quite a bit, but hadnt been in a while. He said he saw some good prices on clips, but didnt really look for a gun to purchase. Not too far away, at the archery range, eight-year-old Kevin Williams took aim with a bow and let his arrow fly. While it didnt hit true on the first shot, he eventually got a bulls eye. Underneath his camou flage deer hunter hat, he grinned. You might be able to wear that hat out of here, said Jordan Wade, the Kiwanis president-elect and the days archery coach. All day, Wade said, hes seen the same kids keep coming back to the archery booth. It seems like at first they are timid, he said. Then once they hit that target, it just hooks them. TOYS Continued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Brad Stanley teaches Matriel Dillard, 8, how to steer an FWC patrol airboat at the Kiwanis Big Boy Toys Expo at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Friday.
By TONY BRITT email@example.com U nited Way of Suwannee Valley recently got a financial boost as the organization looks to con struct a new office in the area. Potash Corp. White Springs made a $50,000 donation to UWSV for its building fund dur ing United Ways annual campaign kickoff event in September. Mike Williams, public affairs manager for Potash Corp. White Springs, said the business has several employees, including him self, Terry Baker, PCS White Springs general manager and Jeff Kitto, PCS White Springs manag er of chemical operations, who serve on the United Way board of directors, and who understand the organizations need for a new facility. United Way of Suwannee Valley has been in its current location since 2000. United Way of Suwannee Valley has been a local organization serv ing the community for 46 years and PCS has been involved with it for at least 30 years, Williams said. Potash Corp. believes in community investment and we believe in sus taining our community investments, Baker said in a prepared statement. We like to invest in our communities for things that either have a legacy or make a difference for the people within the com munities that we serve. United Way has a proven track record of 46 years of great works and mak ing our community better. We feel that by donating to this building that were looking for United Way to be a pillar of our commu nity for the next 46 years. Williams expressed similar sentiment. United Way has been a hub of social services to our multi-county area, Hamilton, Columbia, Suwannee and Lafayette counties, for 46 years, Williams said. They fill a great number of needs and theyve accomplished some pretty wonderful things. Focusing on the 23 United Way affiliated agencies and other agencies that participate with the United Way, theyre responsible for us having the food bank with Catholic Charities, they help sponsor the longrange recovery committee that comes into play every time we have a natural disaster and they just clear ly serve our community in a myriad number of ways. Rita Dopp, United Way of Suwannee Valley execu tive director, said no date has been set for when construction on the new United Way building will begin. The building commit tee is actively working on a building plan so that we can ensure that the site selection is correct, she said. United Way of Suwannee Valley is cur rently housed in a build ing on Hernando Avenue thats owned by the City of Lake City. Because the buildings age, condition and layout is such that its aging and not conducive to an office environment, the build ing committee has been keeping its eye on the pos sibility of building over a period of time and the time is getting ready to make a decision and act upon that, Dopp said. This gift really helps us move in the right direction. Dopp said Jim Moses of First Federal Bank is the chairman of the United Way Building Committee and the committee has other members with expe rience in the construction industry, as well members with architectural and engineering experience. Theyll be coming up with building costs since were looking at approxi mately a 3,000-square foot building, she said, noting the approximate cost for the building will be around $300,000. We want to make sure the building is such it meets the needs of our community for fore seeable years, thats an important consideration for us. Dopp said having the new building will help United Way better serve the community. This building has been able to meet our needs, but it hasnt been the most efficient building, she said, noting that having a space thats built to be an office would afford greater client confidentiality, great er productivity in terms of work space and provide more adequate meeting space. In addition to making the $50,000 donation for a new United Way building, Potash Corp. representa tives challenged other local businesses to make a contribution to the United Way building fund. Were hoping that this donation will serve as a catalyst for the other mem bers of the business com munity to donate towards making this building a real ity, Williams said. 7A Dr. Robert J. Harvey 752-2336 Open 6 Days A Week Mon. Sat. Evening Appointments Available www.theaspendentalgroup.com 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 South Hurry! Only a few more months before 2013 benefits expire. 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LEFT: Rita Dopp (left), United Way of Suwannee Valley executive director, talks to Jennifer Lee and Lynne Hodges Friday in the UWSV office on Hernando Avenue. $50,000 boost from PCS was a big help. Photos by TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter
By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Affordable Healthcare Act promises to change the way Americans health care needs are served. Also known as Obamacare, the ACA will also change the way health care services are provided to local indigent patients who now utilize the Lake Shore Hospital Authority for care. Jack Berry, Lake Shore Hospital Authority executive director, said he is uncertain how the Affordable Healthcare Act will impact LSHA. Conceivably if it works the way that I found it that its designed to work, there wont be an LSHA indigent care program, he said. All of our current patients should be assumed under this federal program. Berry said he is uncertain how long it will take to get the LSHA clients transferred to Obamacare, but the LSHA program is currently funded through Sept. 30, 2014. I think its going to take full year for us to find out how the Affordable Healthcare Act is going to affect us, because not all of the people that we deal with are going to fit under that pro-gram either, he said. Berry noted that many current LSHA clients cant pay the $95 penalty that will be imposed on them if they dont buy insurance. He said if the state had expanded its Medicaid program, then most of clients in the local pro-gram would have fit under the guidelines of the new expan-sion. Berry has an appointment Tuesday with a federal represen-tative where he will learn details of getting local residents enrolled in the program. Our objective is to get everybody off this program (LSHA indigent care program) and onto that program, he said. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority contracts with several local physicians to see its clients, who pay slightly less than Medicaid rates for visits with pri-mary care physicians. The move has resulted in fewer patients uti-lizing the hospitals emergency department. In addition to the indigent care program, LSHA also has a pre-scription drug program where residents who qualify based on financial guidelines, get their prescriptions filled for $4. The prescription drug program has been absolutely phenomenal as far as keeping people out of the hospital is concerned and running up additional indigent care bills, Berry said. Its proven to be very successful program. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority is an independent tax-ing district founded in 1953. Its designed to provide quality medi-cal services to the residents of Columbia County and to operate an indigent care program for resi-dents who are less fortunate. In addition to Berry, the LSHA program has two full-time employees and one part-time employee. Sue Fraze, LSHA administrative director, Cynthia Watson, LSHA financial director, and Courtney Bryan, assist residents attempting to qualify for the programs. We offer primary health care for the indigent of Columbia County, Fraze said. We assist clients with medication, whether brand name through drug manu-facturers or generics, we provide assistance for healthcare. We feel like were more than a govern-ment agency, because we go out of our way to provide health care. We try to make it easy and pleas-ant to help people. The LSHA office, 259 NE Franklin St., is open 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday. LSHA programs are limited to Columbia County residents whose income is 125 percent of the federal poverty level.ACAS SHAKY STARTWellFloridas plan is to visit public facilities such as community centers, schools and libraries, set up an array of laptops and tablets powered by a mobile WiFi hotspot and help citizens sign up for insurance. But as many Americans are finding, the website through which to visit the health-care exchange, healthcare.gov, has been plagued with overloaded servers, glitchy identity verification and poor web design mechanics since it went live Oct. 1. Local agent Tyson Johnson, a 12-year veteran of the health insurance industry, said he tried going through the enrollment process only to be met with resistance and confusion. I was able to get past the identity verification stage, which is further than most people, Johnson said. Then I got to this portion about multiple choice questions about me and my family. No matter how I answered them, it always looped me back to the first page. I couldnt get any further than that. WellFloridas plans were delayed due to the websites poor functionality. As you can imagine, we are holding off until we get the website running, WellFlorida CEO Jeff Feller said. It wont behoove us to be in the field until then. We need that website working. He also added, however, that a faulty website shouldnt stop people from taking the first necessary steps toward new insur-ance plans. Dont worry about the website not being fully functional yet, Feller said. Use the website to get info on plans and personal or family circumstances. Do a little healthy deliberation on what you want to do. Dont drag your feet, but dont necessarily have to be there the first day its up and running. The online exchange serves Florida and 35 other states that opted out of establish-ing their own healthcare marketplace. States that established their own online exchanges have seen better results: Citizens enrolled as of last week:New York: 40,000California: 16,000Kentucky: 7,000Connecticut: 1,426Maryland: 326(Courtesy NBC, CNBC)But for citizens of Florida, the federal governments healthcare marketplace is the only option. According to representatives from HHS, individuals and families can apply over the phone, via email or by traditional mail while government IT specialists work to bring the online application up and running. INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIESOne of the pillars of the Affordable Care Act is that insurance companies can no longer discriminate based on gender or medical history. That being said, the only requirements for applying through the healthcare exchange are the social security numbers of every individual looking for enrollment and a proof of income (paystub, W-2, etc.) if the individual/family wishes to apply for federal subsidies. Heres what enrollment through the marketplace may look like to individuals and families:Example: Dan, healthy single male, 28, and John his obese father, 64.Before Jan. 1, 2014: Johns premiums would be extremely high given his condi-tion and Dans would be very low. After Jan. 1, 2014: Johns monthly premiums cannot exceed three times what Dan would pay for the same plan. Johns payments would likely go down and Dans would increase considerably. The younger age groups will see a more significant change because [premi-ums] increase more drastically as a per-centage of what theyre currently playing, Johnson said. Reason is, younger people are charged less than older people [cur-rently]. The new law says that if youre 64 and applying for the same policy as a 21-year-old, you cant pay three times more than what he pays. The current spread is much greater than three-to-one. A study by New York City management consulting firm Oliver Wyman said that the new age compression ratio will increase premiums 45 percent for individuals 18-24 and 35 percent for those 25-29. Insurance carriers are having to compress that difference, Johnson said. People on the older end might pay a little less. At the end of the day, the insurance carrier has to collect enough of a premium to pay all of the claims.Example: Skylar, 58, female smokerBefore Jan. 1, 2014: Skylars premiums would skyrocket due to her regular tobac-co consumption. Companies could also justify higher premiums due to increased possibility of uterine and breast diseases in post-menopausal women. After Jan. 1, 2014: While insurance companies can no longer discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, they can increase premiums up to a maximum of 50 percent more than the same plan for a non-smoking 45-year-old. Insurance com-pany rates are the same for both genders, as well. The only underwriting difference is tobacco vs. non-tobacco, Johnson said. The law does allow companies to charge tobacco users up to 1.5 more than non-users. Not all companies are assessing that full number and some arent differen-tiating.Example: Hank, 50, and his two children, Tom, 16, cerebral palsy, and June, 10 monthsBefore Jan. 1, 2014: Hanks plan does not cover maternity or pediatric care and Gus may be denied coverage due to his pre-existing condition. After Jan. 1, 2014: All private health insurance plans offered in the market-place must cover pediatric services and newborn care as part of several essential benefits all plans must cover. Gus, too, will be eligible for coverage.Example: George has an insurance plan through his employer. He makes $36,000 annually before taxes and pays $3,600 a year in premiums.Before Jan. 1, 2014: George receives no government assistance for his healthcare costs. After Jan.1, 2014: George is eligible to receive government subsidies to cover part of his premiums if he decides to enroll in a new plan through the health-care exchange. A section of the ACA stipulates that individuals and families between one and four times the federal poverty level who pay more than 9.5 percent of their income on monthly insurance payments are eligible for government assistance on healthcare premiums. However, if Georges employer offered insurance at nine percent his income, he would not be eligible for the subsidies. When you file your tax return at the end of the year, if your tax credit was more than it shouldve been based on your income, you would owe that money back to the government. Youd have to pay it in taxes or itd reduce the size of your refund, Johnson said. Families of four with household incomes as high as $94,000 will likely receive some form of healthcare assistance.Example: Jillian, 32, exercises regularly and maintains a healthy lifestyle. However, she lives in an area with historically high rates of obesity and crime.Before and after Jan. 1, 2014: Although Jillian is doing everything she should, it is possible she may see a higher premium than someone who lives in a location with a higher average quality-of-life among its residents. Individual markets can vary their premiums due to the Adjusted Community Rating, which allows company to decide rates based on several demographic crite-ria for a given geographic area. [Actuaries] are probably looking at claims evidence for a given geographic area and their reimbursement rates to pro-viders in that area, Johnson said. Example: Arthur and Molly have eight children, all minors. Before Jan. 1, 2014: Arthur and Mollys family health plan payments would increase proportionally to the number of individuals it covers. After Jan. 1, 2014: A new law in the ACA says a family only has to charge for the first three minor dependents, mean-ing each additional child would not incur increases to premiums.Example: Michael, 28, swims regularly and maintains himself in excellence physical condition. He decides not to enroll in healthcare because he is healthy and believes injury/illness are unlikely.Before Jan. 1, 2014: Michael would pay no premiums and have to cover any medi-cal bills 100 percent out-of-pocket. After Jan. 1, 2014: Michael still pays no premiums and pays bills 100 percent out-of-pocket. However, the ACA stipulates that anyone not enrolled in healthcare by March 31, 2014 will be assessed a penalty on their 2014 taxes (filed in early 2015). Michael, uninsured, would have to pay one percent of his income or $95, which-ever is greater, on his 2014 taxes. In 2015, those numbers increase to the greater of two percent of income or $325. In 2016, 2.5 percent of income or $695. Penalties for uninsured minors are half those amounts. People like Michael are whats known as young invinciblesyoung adults who are unlikely to buy into insurance because theyd rather pay the fine than a years worth of premiums on the assumption they are too healthy to warrant medical insurance. Younger people tend to be healthier and create fewer claims, but their premi-ums will help support the less healthy population, Johnson said. The fear is that theyll pay the $95 fine and go without the coverage. We would encourage them to think about the risk of not having coverage. Suppose youre in an accident or you get ill. Any of these things can happen.INSURANCE FOR BUSINESSES Businesses are not required to begin providing healthcare insurance for employ-ees until 2015. However, they will be able to enroll for employee workplace plans through the marketplace beginning Nov. 1. If a business employers 25 or fewer full-time employees who average less than $50,000 annually, it will qualify for healthcare tax credits on plans under the exchange. Businesses who employ over 50 full-time workers (or the hourly equivalent of such) will be levied a fine of $2,000 per person if their workers are uninsured in 2015.THE ROAD AHEADThe Affordable Care Act has received mixed reviews from critics across America. Some praise the laws new ban on dis-crimination against pre-existing conditions and exploitative pricing plans, bringing insurance to millions whove never been enrolled before. However, others feel the law does not do enough t address the underlying causes of steep medical bills and the high price of health in the United States. This is more health insurance reform than healthcare reform, Johnson said. The underlying costs of healthcare, what doctors, hospitals and pharmacists get paid, are influenced by a host of things that went largely unaddressed. Critics say the steep cost of healthcare is driven by the elementary economic prin-cipal of supply and demand. The theory goes that when supply of a commodity or service goes down, its demand, and price, go up. Theres a shortage of doctors and nurses and its just going to get greater, Johnson said. We also have an aging population thats putting a greater demand on the healthcare system. Critics argue that allocated funding for subsidies could have been used to address tort reform (frivolous lawsuits) and educa-tional loan forgiveness for members of the medical community. I can see where aspects of the ACA will have a short-term positive impact, Johnson said, But doesnt, in my opinion, do much to address the increased costs in the healthcare sector. For assistance with the ACA marketplace, or to sign up for a plan, visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-04288A OBAMACARE Continued From 1A What does Obamacare mean for LSHA? TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterSue Fraze, Lake Shore Hospital Authority administrative di rector, does prescription drug assistance paperwork. Its not yet clear how ACA will impact local hospital authority.
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 9A C otton is a cash crop that has made its way back into more than a few Columbia County fields. According to statistics from the Columbia County Extension service office, the number of cotton-planted acres increased dramatically across the region. In 2012 Columbia County farm-ers grew 642 acres of cotton and in 2013 Columbia County farm-ers planted 2,132 acres of cotton. With the cotton acreage on the rise, local farmers have inversely decreased their peanut acreage. Statistics indicate that in 2012 Columbia County farmers plant-ed 8,422 acres of peanuts, but in 2013, local farmers reduced the amount of peanut planted acre-age to 3,686 acres thats a 56 percent decrease. Mace Bauer, University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service Columbia County agronomy agent, attributes the change in numbers to the market. Largely its supply and demand, he said. The demand for peanuts is lower. There was an oversupply of peanuts in 2012. Farmers looked at alternative markets and cotton was a good fit for the conditions here. While Bauer is uncertain of the number of local farmers planting cotton, he said he expects the trend of increased cotton acreage to continue next year. He said there are benefits to planting cotton in the area. We can grow cotton without irrigation here because of the life cycle of the plant, he said. It sets its boles throughout the season, so were more likely to catch rainy periods throughout the season. It doesnt put all of its emphasis on a single point during the season that makes it a relatively forgiving crop. Cotton is traditionally planted from April to May and harvest-ed between early October and November in sunny weather. A benefit of planting cotton in Columbia County is that it has a rather long harvest window, where equipment can be spread over many acres. Columbia County farmers are harvesting anywhere from 1.5 2 bales of cotton per acre. With a bale of cotton creating 500 pounds of ginned cotton, Bauer said the state average for harvest is around 800 pounds per acre. The local farmers I talked to plan to grow it again next year and the first-time growers are going to do it next year as well, Bauer said. The conditions this year have been a little tough and were not exactly what local farmers expected, due to the of large amounts of rain. Rain presents a challenge because it overpowers the growth regulators that are used to keep cotton from getting too tall. Regardless of the regulators, when cotton is wet, it will keep growing. We just had some expenses and management that we didnt foresee because of consistent rainfall, Bauer said. Were going to have a good crop here because we got consistent rainfall, but it costs a lot of money to get there. Bauer said another benefit of growing cotton is that its a good rotation for the peanut crop because its in a different plant family and has different disease and pest cycles. When it comes to machinery, cotton harvesters were the only new equipment most farmers had to add. Many of the cotton harvesters are leased equipment, so it was easy to bring them in, Bauer said. The cotton gin used by Columbia County farmers is located in Quitman, Ga. The gin handles all the transportation, including cotton module trucks that collect modules of cotton left in the fields after harvest-ing. The cotton gin (representative) has hosted a meeting and expressed interest in building a location in our area, Bauer said. Theres interest there, but it takes a lot of commitment to build a $6 million (cotton gin) facility. Bauer said cotton gin representatives would like to build a facility capable of handling approximately 30,000 bales of cotton annually. A bale of cotton is valued at approximately $420, with cotton bringing in approximately 84 cents per pound. A lot has to happen for that facility to locate here, Bauer said. There has to be long term interest in the region in growing cotton. Transportation and the location of where the cotton is grown is an issue. COURTESYEric Langford, of Fort White, inspects a roll of cotton after a recent harvest. Cotton crops are making a comeback for farmers in th e region.COURTESYColumbia County cotton acreage jumped dramatically from 2012 to 2013. With so much interest in cotton-growing in th e area, gin representatives from Georgia have expressed interest in building a cotton gin facility capable of annually handl ing approximately 30,000 bales of cotton in the Columbia County area. By the numbers642 acres cotton planted in 2012 compared to 8,422 acres peanuts2,132 acres cotton planted in 2013 compared to 3,686 acres peanuts800 pounds of ginned cot-ton per acre estimated by taking 1.5 to 2 bales of cotton per acre by 500 pounds per bale420 dollars per bale of cot-ton, bringing in roughly 84 cents per pound By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.com Harvesting season has begun for more than 2,100 acr es RIGHT: Michael Loveday (center) took first place last weekend in the fourth annual Our Santa Fe River song contest for Drift Away. Second place was Kevin Wayne Sullivan for Santa Fe Bl ues and third place was Bo Page for We All Own The River. ABOVE: Thirty percent of sales from an art show from Rum 138 Art G allery also went to benefit the non-profit Our Santa Fe River organ ization, located near Rum Island County Park on the Santa Fe R iver. Santa Fe song winnerCOURTESY PHOTOS
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By TIM KIRBY firstname.lastname@example.org FORT WHITE The second playing date for District 2-4A football is Friday and the playoff pic ture will either become crystal clear or muddled with potential tiebreakers. Fort White High (4-0, 1-0) hosts Madison County High (2-4, 0-1). Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Both teams had open dates last week to pre pare for the showdown. In the other district game, Taylor County High (3-3, 1-0) plays at Fernandina Beach High (3-4, 0-1). If Fort White and Taylor County win, the district champion and runner-up and the two playoff spots will be settled in Perry on Nov. 1. Any other com bination would likely bring on some sort of district tie breaker after the regular season. Taylor County followed up its overtime win over Madison County with a 49-16 shellacking of visiting Jefferson County High. Fernandina Beach fell at West Nassau High, 20-7, the third loss in a row for the Pirates. Suwannee High, which will come to Fort White on Oct. 25, improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in District 5-5A with a 35-3 home win over Belleview High. The Bulldogs bring in Dunnellon High this week for another district game. Dunnellons head coach is Frank Beasley. Buchholz High lost brag ging rights in the city with a 26-14 defeat at the hands of Gainesville High. The Bobcats (3-3, 0-1), Fort Whites opponents on Nov. 8, travel to Oakleaf High this week for a District Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, October 13, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 email@example.com 1BSPORTS INDIANS continued on 2B Indians bring in Madison County High on Friday. Lot on the line in Fort Whites district week District standingsFort White 1-0 4-0 Taylor County 1-0 3-3 Fern. Beach 0-1 3-4 Madison Co. 0-1 2-4 District downer BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Malechi Jean takes Ed White Highs Dashawn Patterson Jr. down on Friday. Tigers drop first game of year to Ed White, 34-17 By BRANDON FINLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Ed White High took com mand of the District 3-6A race with a convincing 34-17 win against Columbia High on Friday in Jacksonville. The Tigers lost running back Lonnie Underwood on the games second drive and were never able to recover after falling behind early. Ed White scored on its second possession with a 68-yard touchdown run from Taylor Thomas and never trailed in the contest. Columbia capped off a nine-play drive with a 23yard field goal from Brayden Thomas, but couldnt punch it in the end zone after Underwood broke a 52yard run. He left the game following two more carries and never returned. The Commanders answered quickly with a 98-yard kickoff return from Javonte Ferguson to take a 14-3 lead with 59 seconds remaining in the first quar ter. The Commanders added a field goal from 37 yards from Josh Davidson with 3:36 remaining in the first half to take a 17-3 lead going into the half. Terry Calloway recov ered a fumble with 6:38 remaining in the third quar ter and Columbia drove 86 yards to cut the score to 17-10 with 3:35 remaining, but Columbia wouldnt get any closer. Kemario Bell capped off the drive with a two yard run, but the drive was set up by a 47-yard pass from Nate Taylor to Alex Weber. Ed White extended its lead back to two touch downs to close out the third quarter when Eric Vickers hit Dashawn Patterson Jr. for a 27-yard touchdown pass. A second field goal from Davidson, this time from 39 yards, would give the Commanders a 27-10 lead with 7:01 remaining in the contest. The Tigers didnt go down without a fight and added a second touchdown from Bell with 5:37 remaining to cut the Ed White lead to 27-17, but after the Columbia defense held the Commanders on a three-and-out, the Tigers would fumble to end their chances. Ed White added an excla mation point to their victory with a Vickers pass to Eddie Edwards from 10-yards away with 1:41 remaining in the contest. Theres no time for tears, Columbia head coach Brian Allen told the team after the game. We thought we had all the answers. Its time to dry our eyes and get back to work.
From staff reportsColumbia Highs bowling team swept Fort White High and host Suwannee High at Thunder Alley on Wednesday. Columbia bowled 636-691 and 127 in the Baker game. Suwannee bowled 590-576 and 103. Fort White bowled 528-536 and 99. Leading CHS in game one were Amanda Schmitt 137, Lauren Snipes 134, Alaina Silcox 129 and Ashley Shoup 123. Diana Phillips bowled a 159 in game two, followed by Silcox 146, Snipes 144 and Schmitt 136. Coach Brian Saunders highlighted Brittany Brink who bowled 103-104 for her best scores of the season. Columbia faces North Marion High at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Splitz in Gainesville.Branford golfBranford Highs boys golf team had a couple of wins last week to finish the regular season at 8-9. The Buccaneers beat Madison County High 202-231 at Madison Country Club on Tuesday. Tyler Allen was medalist with a 45. Hunter Hawthorne shot 49, with Tyler Bradley at 51 and Rylee McKenzie at 57. Branford shot 181 and was in the middle of a tri-match with Taylor County High (158) and Aucilla Christian Academy (182) at Perry Golf & Country Club on Thursday. Daniel Everett of Taylor County was medalist with a 34. Branford scores were Hawthorne 39, Allen 45, McKenzie 47 and Bradley 50. Eighth-grader Hawthornes round was the only one in the 30s for the Buccaneers this season. If we had shot that 181 all year, we would have been 13-4, coach Barney Hart said. Branfords eight-team District 3-1A tournament is Tuesday at Hilaman Park Municipal Golf Course in Tallahassee. 3-7A game. Hamilton County High faced its third straight top-five opponent and lost 48-14 at Dixie County High. The Trojans (2-4, 1-0) host Branford High this week in a District 5-1A game. Bradford High (2-4, 2-0) lost at home to Wakulla High, 28-7. Chiles High (2-4, 0-1) won its home game against Potters House Christian Academy, 41-6. Both the Tornadoes and Timberwolves have an open date. Newberry High was idle last week. The Panthers (4-2, 1-1) play at Union County High in a crucial District 7-1A game. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today EXTREME SPORTS 4 p.m. NBC Dew Tour, City Championships, at San Francisco 11 p.m. NBCSN Dew Tour, City Championships, at San Francisco GOLF 9 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, final round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 2 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, SAS Championship, final round, at Cary, N.C. 5 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Frys.com Open, final round, at San Martin, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX Playoffs, American League Championship Series, game 2, Detroit at Boston MOTORSPORTS 1 p.m. FS1 MotoGP Moto2, Malaysian Grand Prix, at Sepang, Malaysia (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS Regional coverageFOX Regional coverage 4 p.m. CBS Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC Washington at Dallas SOCCER 9 p.m. ESPN MLS, Seattle at Portland Monday BOXING 9 p.m. FS1 Junior middleweights, Jermell Charlo (21-0-0) vs. Jose Angel Rodriguez (17-2-1), at Sunrise MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. TBS Playoffs, National League Championship Series, game 3, St. Louis at Los Angeles NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN Indianapolis at San Diego NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Minnesota at BuffaloBASEBALLBaseball playoffs Thursday Detroit 3, Oakland 0, Detroit wins division series 3-0 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Friday St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0Detroit at Boston (n) Today Detroit (Scherzer 21-3) at Boston (Buchholz 12-1), 8:07 p.m. (FOX) Monday St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9) at Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8), 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Tuesday Boston (Lackey 10-13) at Detroit (Verlander 13-12), 4:07 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m. FOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 4 1 0 .800 95 70N.Y. Jets 3 2 0 .600 98 116Miami 3 2 0 .600 114 117Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 112 130 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 4 1 0 .800 139 79Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 115 95Houston 2 3 0 .400 93 139Jacksonville 0 5 0 .000 51 163 North W L T Pct PF PABaltimore 3 2 0 .600 117 110Cleveland 3 2 0 .600 101 94Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 94 87Pittsburgh 0 4 0 .000 69 110 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 5 0 0 1.000 230 139Kansas City 5 0 0 1.000 128 58Oakland 2 3 0 .400 98 108San Diego 2 3 0 .400 125 129 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 2 3 0 .400 135 159Dallas 2 3 0 .400 152 136 Washington 1 3 0 .250 91 112N.Y. Giants 0 6 0 .000 103 209 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 5 0 0 1.000 134 73Carolina 1 3 0 .250 74 58Atlanta 1 4 0 .200 122 134Tampa Bay 0 4 0 .000 44 70 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 4 2 0 667 172 161Detroit 3 2 0 600 131 123Green Bay 2 2 0 .500 118 97Minnesota 1 3 0 .250 115 123 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 4 1 0 .800 137 81San Francisco 3 2 0 .600 113 98Arizona 3 2 0 .600 91 95St. Louis 2 3 0 .400 103 141 Thursdays Game Chicago 27, N.Y. Giants 21 Todays Games Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m.St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m.Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m.Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Game Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.Open: Atlanta, Miami Thursday, Oct. 17 Seattle at Arizona, 8:25 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week FORMULA ONE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX Site: Suzuka, Japan.Schedule: Today, race, 2 a.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 1:30-4:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.). Track: Suzuka International (road course, 3.61 miles). Race distance: 191.12 miles, 53 laps.Next race: Indian Grand Prix, Oct. 27, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, India. SPRINT CUP Next race: Camping World RV Sales 500, Oct. 20, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. NATIONWIDE Next race: OReilly Auto Parts 300, Nov. 2, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Next race: Freds 250, Oct. 19, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. IZOD INDYCAR Next race: MavTV 500, Oct. 19, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. Online: http:// www.indycar.com NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING Next event: Toyota NHRA Nationals, Oct. 25-27, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas. Online: http:// www.nhra.comBASKETBALLWNBA finals Thursday Minnesota 86, Atlanta 77, Minnesota wins series 3-0NBA preseason Todays games Indiana vs. Houston at Taipei, Taiwan, 1:30 a.m. Atlanta vs. New Orleans at Biloxi, Miss., 2 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m. Mondays Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.HOCKEYNHL schedule Todays Games Phoenix at Carolina, 1 p.m.Los Angeles at Florida, 3 p.m.New Jersey at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.Ottawa at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Mondays Games Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m.Minnesota at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.SOCCERWorld Cup qualifying NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FINAL ROUND (Top three qualify; Fourth-place team advances to playoff vs. Oceania winner) GP W D L GF GA Pts q-USA 9 6 1 2 12 6 19 q-Costa Rica 9 4 3 2 11 6 15 Honduras 9 4 2 3 11 10 14 Mexico 9 2 5 2 6 7 11 Panama 9 1 5 3 8 11 8 Jamaica 9 0 4 5 3 11 4 q-qualified Tuesdays Games At San Jose, Costa RicaCosta Rica vs. Mexico, 9:30 p.m.At Kingston, JamaicaJamaica vs. Honduras, 9:30 p.m.At Panama CityPanama vs. United States, 9:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS INDIANS From Page 1B COURTESYEye of the Tiger runners gather after winning the invitatio nal at Alligator Lake Park on Oct. 5. Eye of the Tiger dominatesFrom staff reportsLake City Middle School runners dominated their Eye of the Tiger Running Club Invitationals 3,000-meter run at Alligator Park on Oct. 5. The girls took five of the top seven spots to beat Bradford Middle School. Bridget Morse (11:54), Cassie Pierron (12:06) and Jillian Morse (12:4) fin-ished 1-2-3, with Malorie Ronsonet (13:51) in fifth and Savannah Amparo (14:44) in seventh. Other Eye girls were Kassady McLean (15:49), Kersha Andre (15:57), Jessica Jewett (15:57), Victoria Napolitano (16:53), Sarah Griffin (17:50), Delaney Williams (17:60), Ashtyn Lizotte (18:08), Sydney Griffin (18:19) and Megan Staten (19:30). The Eye boys beat Fernandina Beach Middle School Pirates Running Club and Bradford. Seth Ziegaus won in 12:15. Findley Tucker (12:49), Burch Greene (13:03) and Chase Martin (13:04) placed 4-6, while Charlie Deplato (13:39) and Zach Flugrath (13:58) were 8-9. Other local runners were Luke Griffin (14:37), Alexander Tucker (15:30), Ethan Sawyer (18:55) and Kyler McLean (19:32). COURTESYASA/USA National qualifying teamGainesville Gold 12U girls fastpitch softball team qualifi ed for the ASA/USA Nationals last weekend. Four Lake City Middle School students are membe rs of the Gainesville Gold 12U, which became the second team in Florida to qualifiy for the ASA/USA Nationals in Bloomington, Ind., in July. Gainesville Gold 12U is ranke d No. 1 in Florida, Region III and the nation for ASA/USA. Team members are (front row, from le ft) Emily Barras, Whitney Lee, Adrianna Saavedra, Lucy Giebeig and Lauren Hutcherson Second row (from left) are Hallie Bryant, Bryn Thomas, Kylee Barry, Story Giebeig, Ha nnah Foster and Savannah Channel. Back row coaches (from left) are Keith Foster, Drue Barry, Megan Ryan, Todd Bryant and Jeremy McFadyen. CHS bowlers win at Thunder Alley
By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comLady Tiger golfers Gillian Norris and Brooke Russell will be looking to return to region competition and, this time, bring the entire team along. Columbia High hosts the District 4-2A girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Quail Heights Country Club. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Taking on the Lady Tigers for the district cham-pionship are Bradford, Eastside, Keystone Heights, Palatka and Suwannee high schools. Columbia placed fourth last year, but a new dis-trict has head coach Todd Carter expecting his team to compete for the title. The top three teams advance to region. Columbia and Keystone Heights should battle it out for first place, Carter said. Norris was district runner-up last year, while Russell placed sixth. Both qualified for region as indi-viduals. Gillian has been in the No. 1 seat for us the whole season, Carter said. She holds a 38.1 average and has a very good chance of moving on to state. Russell carries a 42.9 average and has a low round of 37 this season. She shot a 37 on the back nine in the Alachua County tournament. Rounding out Columbias five players are Abby Blizzard at No. 3, Dallas Ste-Marie at No. 4 and Dixie Donnelly at No. 5. Blizzard competed in the district tournament last year. Ste-Marie only played in four matches this sea-son. Donnelly is a first-time player as a senior. Columbia tuned up for district at the Jill Darr Invitational on Thursday. Buchholz High won with 342 to 385 for CHS and 446 for Gainesville High Norris fired a career-best 73 and was second med-alist. Russell rebounded for an 85 that placed her fourth. Donnelly shot 113 and Blizzard shot 114. Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Tuesday Q Columbia High girls golf hosts District 4-2A tournament at Quail Heights Country Club, 9 a.m. Q Columbia High boys golf hosts District 4-2A tournament at The Country Club at Lake City, 9 a.m. Q Columbia High swimming Senior Night vs. Suwannee High, P.K. Yonge School, 5 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball at Keystone Heights High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Richardson Middle School football vs. Lake City Middle School in Commanders Cup, 7 p.m. Wednesday Q Columbia High bowling vs. North Marion High at Splitz in Gainesville, 4:30 p.m. Thursday Q Columbia High cross country hosts Crossroads Conference, 4:20 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball at Union County High, 5:30 p.m. Q Columbia High JV football vs. Camden County (Ga.) High, 5:30 p.m. Q Columbia High volleyball at Lafayette High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High JV football vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Fort White High football vs. Madison County High, 7:30 p.m. OUTDOORS Squirrel season opened Saturday Grey squirrel hunting season on private lands opened Saturday and runs until March 2. Check FWC brochures for hunting dates on wildlife management areas. There is no taking of fox squirrels. For details, go to www. MyFWC.com /Hunting. Hunter safety course offered The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internetcompletion courses from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 8 a.m. Nov. 2 in Lake City. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the onlinecompletion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. The locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional FWC office at 758-0525 or going to www.MyFWC.com / HunterSafety. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The Columbia High Quarterback Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, call Allen Masters at 292-0725. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Q-back Club meets Monday The Fort White Quarterback Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the faculty lounge at the high school. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302.Q From staff reports District golf doubleBoth Columbia teams host tournaments on Tuesday COURTESYColumbia Highs Gillian Norris (left) and Brooke Russ ell show their ribbons won at the Jill Darr Invitational on Thursda y. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comColumbia Highs boys golf team needs to make amends for a less-thanstellar district perfor-mance last year. The Tigers are hosting the District 4-2A tourna-ment on Tuesday at The Country Club at Lake City. It is a much easier district for Columbia this year Bradford High, Eastside High, Keystone Heights High, Palatka High, Santa Fe High and Suwannee High. We are clearly the frontrunner going in, CHS head coach Steve Smithy said. We should be the favorite to win, but you have to go out and play. It is always nice to host. There is no guesswork on the course and you know the greens. The Tigers have a team of district tournament vet-erans. Seniors Nick Jones and Tim Bagley, and juniors Luke Soucinek and Dillan VanVleck played in the tournament last year. Sophomore Jacob Soucinek joins the top five. The tournament begins at 9 a.m., but all Columbia players will have a later morning start: 10:30 VanVleck (40.8 season average); 10:39 Luke Soucinek (40.3); 10:48 Jacob Soucinek (38.7); 10:57 Bagley (38.4); 11:06 Jones (38.1). The top three teams move on to region, as do the top three players not on one of the advancing teams. Columbia played in the Alachua County Tournament at Gainesville Country Club on Thursday. The Tigers shot 321 to place third behind Buchholz High (311) and St. Francis Catholic High (315) in the eight-team field. Bagley fired a 76 to finish in third place behind Tyler Allen of Buchholz and Purean Kim of Gainesville. Allen and Kim tied at 74 and Allen won a one-hole playoff. Other scores for Columbia were Jones 79, Jacob Soucinek 81, Luke Soucinek 85 and VanVleck 89. There is no admission to the tournament, but Smithy said the FHSAA issued a directive that spec-tator carts are banned. Missouri upsets No. 7 GeorgiaAssociated PressATHENS, Ga. Receiver Bud Sasser threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to LDamian Washington in the fourth quarter after quarterback James Franklin left with a shoulder injury and No. 25 Missouri held off No. 7 Georgias come-back attempt to upset the Bulldogs 41-26 on Saturday. Missouri (6-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) led by 18 points in the first half before Georgia (4-2, 3-1) cut the lead to 28-26 in the fourth quarter. The Tigers answered the challenge with two late touchdowns despite los-ing Franklin to a shoulder injury. After Franklin was taken to the locker room, fresh-man backup Maty Mauk threw a lateral to Sasser, who stopped and tossed a deep to the end zone for Washington. Washington, who outfought cornerback Damian Swann for the catch, had 115 yards and two touchdowns. James Ponders interception of Aaron Murrays pass with 4:25 remaining set up Henry Joseys 7-yard touch-down run to end Georgias hopes.Texas 36, No. 12 Oklahoma 20DALLAS Case McCoy and these Texas seniors gave Mack Brown a much needed and long-awaited win over Oklahoma. McCoy threw two touchdowns, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score and Texas beat the 12th-ranked Sooners 36-20 Saturday, ending Oklahomas three-game winning streak in the Red River Rivalry and giving Brown at least a temporary reprieve from all the gloomy talk about his future with the Longhorns. It was Browns 154th victory in his 16 seasons at Texas, second most in school history behind Darrell Royal. That also matches coach Bob Stoops win total in 15 seasons with the Sooners. The head-to-head record for the only active Big 12 coaches who have won national cham-pionships is now Stoops 9, Brown 6. Texas (4-2, 3-0 Big 12), a two-touchdown under-dog, never trailed after the impressive rumble late in the first quarter by Whaley, a converted running back. Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1) had won the last two games in the series by a combined score of 118-38, but came out with its 10-game Big 12 winning streak snapped. Daje Johnson had an 85yard punt return in the third quarter for the Longhorns, who had two 100-yard rushers LSU shuts down Florida in SEC showdown, 17-6From staff reportsFlorida and LSU looked to play their ways back into national contention on Saturday, but only the Tigers offense showed up in a 17-6 win in Baton Rouge, La. The Gators only managed two field goals in the game with one coming on a 14-play drive with 4:28 remaining in the first quarter to take an early 3-0 lead. LSU answered with two touchdown drives in the second quarter to take a 14-3 lead into the half. J.C. Copeland scored the first touchdown for the Tigers with a one-yard rush coming with 14:56 remaining in the first half to give LSU a lead that it would not give up. Anthony Jennings rushed for a second score for the 14-3 halftime lead before Francisco Velez added a 27-yard field goal with 12:11 remaining in the game to cut the LSU lead to 14-6. The Tigers matched with a nine-play drive capped by Colby Delahoussaye with a 31-yard field goal for the 17-6 final. LSU dominated the game on the ground outrushing the Gators 180-109 after Florida running back Matt Jones left the game with an injury following only four carries. Jeremy Hill led all rushers with 19 carries for 121 yards in the contest, while Florida freshman Kelvin Taylor saw the most action of his career carrying the ball 10 times for 51 yards for the Gators.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSPORTSTigers suffer loss BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Nate Taylor looks for receiv er Caleb Carswell in the Tigers 34-17 loss to Ed Whi te High on Friday in Jacksonville. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Akeem Williams comes down with a pas s. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterCaleb Carswell looks for an opening against Ed White H igh. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Kemario Bell finds a hole against Ed White High on Friday in Jacksonville.BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Roc Battle breaks into the open field on a kickoff return against Ed White High on Friday in Jac ksonville.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 5B5BSPORTSIndians halfway home JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High Andrew Baker runs the ball on a quarterb ack keeper against Bradford High.The Indians are heading into a district showdown against Madison County High on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterKellen Snider barrells past a Bradford High defender a s he drives down the field for a first down. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Christian Helsel trucks through a numbe r of tacklers against Chiles High. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTavaris Williams looks for an opening while driving down the field for a first down earlier this year. JASON MATTEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterThe Fort White High football team breaks through a banner b efore their Homecoming Game against Chiles High.
6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04206BSPORTS Warner eyes big futureBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High recruited from within for its new var-sity wrestling coach with Kevin Warner set to lead the men of the mat. Warner has coached at the middle school level and had been an assistant coach for the last two years at the high school under coach Andrew Porter. Now, Warner has his eyes set on a bright future for the Tigers program after a long history in the sport. I started out in Live Oak at about 5 years old, Warner said. My brother was wrestling and I got in middle school and took off. I had pretty decent success. I missed out wrestling in college due to being a stu-pid kid. With his own wrestling career over after high school, Warner figured the best way to stay involved in the sport was to pass it on to a new generation. I started coaching in 2000, Warner said. I start-ed coaching middle school about five or six years ago. I coached there for three years and won two North Florida Championships. After getting a taste of the competition at the lower levels, Warner made the move up as part of a family decision. I moved up with my son, Warner said. I started coaching with coach Porter and Allen Worley. As the head coach this year, Warner knew it was important to keep his crew intact and asked Worley to stay on with the Tigers. I couldnt do it without him, Warner said. Im an airline pilot by trade. My schedule keeps me out, but we team coach it and get it done. This my first year as head coach, but weve been doing it for the last three years. The two have been quite the team together as assis-tants and Warner hopes that production continues as he moves into the head coaching role. Weve produced six state placers and nine state quali-fiers, Warner said. Weve brought home six medals. Weve had some success. But success is twofold for the coach. Not only does he want the wrestlers he currently has to succeed, but hes also interested in growing the sport by add-ing new wrestlers to the squad. Our main goal is to try to grow the team, Warner said. We want to get more kids involved. We do that through Monsta wrestling. We try to get as many ele-mentary and middle school kids as we can to entice them to stay in it. Warner said the biggest setback to growing the sport is the rigors that come along with it. Its a hard sport, he said. A lot of kids want to do it until they realize the hard work aspect that goes into it. We do our best to have a productive team, a full team. Its been a chal-lenge, I wont lie. In Live Oak, kids were beating down the door, but over here, we havent had as much success. Warner said the numbers will be there this year, but hes hoping for more to go along with an already suc-cessful core. This year, were have about 20 kids and hope to pick up more once football is finished, he said. We have five returners that will be tough. Among the returners is Warners son, who could be one of the Tigers top wrestlers. Kaleb Warner was a state placer last year as a sophomore at the 126-pound weight class, Warner said. He was a district and a regional champion. But the Tigers also have a host of other strong return-ing wrestlers. Dustin Regar was one match away from state last year, Warner said. Hell be at the state tourna-ment this year. Hes tough enough and could make a statement. A bit of the jitters kept another wrestler from mak-ing a state run last year according to Warner. Crishtian Little had a really successful season and got to the postseason and nerves got him a little bit, Warner said. Austin Chapman has been wres-tling now for four years and hell be tough. Hes wrestled all summer long and got a lot better. He had to wrestle up in weight class last year, but this year he should be at 138 and something to deal with. Kody Waldron is going to be tough. Warner said one of the best things the Tigers have going for them is competi-tion throughout the team. Well have some battles in the wrestling room to see who is gonna go where, he said. Theres a couple of other kids that have wres-tled for us that are starting to get their stuff together. Hopefully theyll be a force as well. The Tigers have had strong state finishes each of the last two years, but Warner says theres no reason Columbia cant con-tinue to improve. We took 11th two years ago and 16th last season, Warner said. As far as I can find, thats as high as we have finished in the state tournament, at least since 2000. We are doing our best to put together a successful program. In order to continue the success, Warner believes one thing is key and thats the support from a strong community. We just need to have the community support and thats why were host-ing the Ken Chertow camp, Warner said. Well have another camp with Raymond Jordan, who is a two-time Olympic champion. He was Jordan Borrows training partner. Hell be coming in and of course coach Chertow is a former Olympian that has camps all over the country. Hes been doing it a long time. Hell be here and were try-ing what we can do to get exposure for the team. We want to make it something that kids want to be a part of. Thats why were doing all this. Warner said that as the team continues to grow, they want to make improve-ments to the facilities offered to the wrestlers as well. The next big push that were going to make is to try to get a wrestling room built, he said. Our two middle school programs both have wrestling rooms and the high school does not. Were trying to find a way to get that built for the kids. I honestly believe if we build it theyll come. We workout in the multi-purpose room and then as soon as the season is done we have to move to the middle school. The key to the building is funding and Warner said hes throwing out ideas to find a way to make that hap-pen for the Tigers. Weve offered to go out in the community to try to raise money, but havent had a lot of success, he said. Weve talked to the school board and they want to help, but theres a lot to it. Thats still in the works, and hopefully we can get that accomplished. We want to give these kids some-thing they can claim and proud to be a part of. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Lonnie Underwood breaks into open fie ld against Ed White High on Friday. Injuries piling up for CHS going into bye weekBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High has dealt with its fair share of inju-ries this year already, but two more hit the Tigers in their first loss of the year on Friday. The Tigers entered Fridays District 3-6A show-down without safety Trey Marshall, defensive end Tyrone Sands and quarter-back Jake Thomas. If that wasnt bad enough, Columbia lost running back Lonnie Underwood, who is already over 1,000 yards for the season, in the first quar-ter of the contest. That wasnt all for the Tigers. In the second half, linebacker Terry Calloway went down with what could be a season-ending injury. Underwood was off to his usual start in the first quarter and had rushed for 65 yards on only eight carries before exiting the contest. The early diagnosis was the Underwood suffered a hip flexor. He was injured two weeks ago against Englewood High with a rib injury that kept him out of the second half, but the injuries were unrelated. Lonnie suffered a hip flexor injury or somewhere around that area, Allen said after the game. Underwood is expected to rest the injury during the teams bye week and return when the Tigers host Lee High on Oct. 25 in a district contest. The news wasnt as good for the Tigers senior line-backer. Calloway was in as a blocker on offense in a spe-cial package for the Tigers offense when he went down with an ankle injury. We think that Terry may have a fracture, but were hoping its just a sprain, Allen said. Were hoping to find out soon. Despite all the injuries, Allen wouldnt make excus-es for the Tigers. He said that Columbia still pos-sessed enough pieces to pick up the win. We have to step up when a man goes down, Allen said. Its man down, man up. Thats why these guys get all the reps that they do when we practice. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High coaches Kevin Warner (left) and Allen W orley. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Kaleb Warner performs a firemans car ry on Crishtian Little during a wrestling camp at the high school on Saturday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Dustin Regar gains position on Austin Chapman during the Ken Chertow wrestling camp at Columb ia on Saturday.
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1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of October 13-19, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. L ocal women will have the opportunity to meet suc cessful business women and network during a business expo catering to the needs of local pro fessional women. The Women In Business Expo will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake City Mall. Well have more than 30 ven dors, said Vickie Griffin, the Women In Business Expo facilita tor. Each vendor is a business woman and will represent busi nesses of all industries from the home to the office. Griffin said the event gives women an opportunity to show case their business to the public. Vendors will demonstrate and exhibit various products, give out samples, set appointments with attendees and give information about their businesses during the event. Attendees will be able to register for drawings at several of the vendor tables. The 2013 Women In Business Expo marks the third year the exposition has been held locally. Griffin said at least 200 people normally attend the expo through out the day. Its important to hold this event annually because its important for people to know that women are in all types of businesses, they like to get out and promote themselves and they like to get out and network with other businesses as well as the community, she said. Its also community-based and we do some community-based things that most people dont even know about. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ven dors and attendees have been encouraged to wear something pink to the event. The Women In Business group meets year-round and the expo is their main event. The group is com posed of approximately 80 members. Griffin said women play a signif icant role in local businesses, both inside and outside the home. Women can bring diversity to a job because we manage a home, checking accounts, children and time, she said. Its important for people to know that were able to multi-task and get out and do these things. TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Members of the Women In Business organization Alice Liang (from left), Vickie Griffin, Janice Dorminey, Nicole Storer, Gigi Register, Renee Faulkner and Gloria Markham, hold a banner promoting the upcoming Women In Business Expo. WOMEN IN BUSINESS Expo to host more than 30 vendorsB y T ON Y B R I TT email@example.com Its important for people to know that women are in all types of business. Vickie Griffin, WIB expo facilitator Associated Press JACKSONVILLE An environmental group says water samples from an algae bloom in a north east Florida river show toxin levels up to 100 times higher than whats consid ered safe by the World Health Organization. The St. Johns Riverkeeper is warning people to stay away from the St. Johns River until the bloom dissipates. According to press reports, Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman outlined what she called alarming lev els of microcystin algae toxin to the Jacksonville Waterways Commission this week. Rinaman said she col lected samples Monday along the Jacksonville University shoreline. She said toxin levels may have been particularly high near the shoreline, where algae clings to the top of the shallow water. A St. Johns River Water Management District spokeswoman says the agency tracked algae blooms this summer with out finding similar read ings. St. Johns issues algae bloom warning COURTESY Starbucks asks customers to sign petition about shutdown NEW YORK Starbucks, known for its piping hot coffee, is throw ing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate. The worlds biggest cof fee chain said Thursday that it will ask customers and businesses to sign a petition calling for an end to the partial government shutdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job. The petition, which will be available at all Starbucks 11,000 U.S. locations to sign beginning Friday, calls for reopening the government, paying debts on time and passing a long-term budget deal by the end of the year. In addition to Starbucks customers, the company is trying to get the CEOs of the nations largest compa nies to sign. In the spotlight The move is unusual for a company like Starbucks. While big brands gener ally steer clear of politics to avoid alienating customers, Starbucks and its outspo ken CEO, Howard Schultz, in recent years have run toward the spotlight by trying to gain a voice in national political issues. But because the compa nys efforts are generally non-partisan and unlikely to cause controversy, mar keting and corporate image experts say they burnish Starbucks reputation as a socially-conscious com pany. Its always risky when brands mix politics and business, said Allen Adamson, managing direc tor of the New York-based branding firm Landor Associates. But the ben efit for Starbucks likely outweighs the risk. Gun control, too Last month, Schultz asked customers not to bring guns into Starbucks stores. In December of last year, the chain asked its employees to write Come together on cups to send a message to law 368 NE Franklin Street Lake City, FL 32025 ShandsLakeShore.com OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Topic: Guest Speakers: When: Where: RSVP: What every woman should know about prevention, early detection and the latest medical treatment and cosmetic reconstruction options. Edwin Gonzalez, M.D., General Surgeon; Melinda G. Keener, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon; and Bradley Barnes, M.D., Medical Director of Radiology Thursday, October 17, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Holiday Inn & Suites 213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake City, FL 32025 Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch and everyone will get a free gift for attending. Space is limited. Please call 386-292-8120 or visit ShandsLakeShore.com to reserve your space today. LADIES LUNCH & LEARN Valid for women age 40 and above, excluding Medicare recipients, those with no current problems with either breast or history of breast cancer and who have not received a screening mammogram in the past 12 months. Offer expires 12/31/13. Independent members of the medical staff MAMMO GIVEAWAY We will be giving away ve certicates to receive free digital mammograms at Lake Shore Imaging Center. Compliments of Radisphere. B y M A E A N D E R SON AP Retail Writer STARBUCKS continued on 2C COURTESY All 11,000 U.S. locations of the worlds biggest coffee chain will be asking custom ers to sign a petition calling for an end to the government shutdown.
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LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 3C Classified Department: 755-5440 1152 SW Business Point Dr. Lake City, FL 32025 Apply online @ www.sitel.com Agreat placeto work!S i tel ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING 224 DUTY DAYS-TENURE TRACKConduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. Prepare for instruction. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate and current technology in the teaching and learning process. Hours will vary and requires evenings. Master of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in Florida or be eligible for licensure in Florida required. Three years of experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred). Ability to effectively communicate and present information in a coherent manner. Desirable qualications: Computer Literate. Teaching experience. EXCELLENT SALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. Foreign transcripts must be submitted with of cial translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 1999 Alegro 28Ft.Clean, 75K, one owner. No smoke/pet. Ref, ice maker, elec-gas hot water, air w/heat pump, 3 burner cooktop w/oven.$11,500 386-758-9863 2007 Yamaha Vstar 650With attached trike kit. 4,000 miles, many extras, excellent condition.$6,500Call386-984-0954 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS63K actual mi., all power, N.A.D.A. Aug. 2013 $5,700$4,295Call352-316-6958Leave Message LegalNOTICE OFPUBLIC SALE: AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. gives Notice of Foreclo-sure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/30/2013, 10:00 am at 2832 SWMAIN BLVD, LAKE CITY, FL32025, pursuant to subsec-tion 713.78 of the Florida Statues. AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. reserves the right to ac-cept or reject any and/or all bids.2G1WF52E2293628952002 CHEVROLET05541419OCTOBER 13, 2013 NOTICE OFPUBLIC SALE: AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. gives Notice of Foreclo-sure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/25/2013, 10:00 am at 2832 SWMAIN BLVD, LAKE CITY, FL32025, pursuant to subsec-tion 713.78 of the Florida Statues. AUTO EMPORIUM OF LAKE CITYINC. reserves the right to ac-cept or reject any and/or all bids.2FMZA52216BA561272006 FORD05541420OCTOBER 13, 2013 REGISTRATION OFFICTITIOUS NAMESWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession car-ried on under the name of CERTIFI-CATION TRAINING SOLUTIONS, 493 SWAVIATION DRIVE, LAKE CITY, FL32025Contact Phone Number: (386) 243-9001 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: THE DURHAM CORPORA-TIONExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ MICHAELT. DURHAMSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 9TH day of OCTOBER, A.D. 2013.by:/s/ MICHAELJ. CARR05541471October 13, 2013 020Lost & Found FOUND DOG, Off 216th in Suwannee County, tan & white, male. Call 386-935-1614. Leave message. 060Services FLORIDACROWN Workforce Board is looking for a Professional Employment Organization (PEO) to provide standard PEO services. Please visit www.floridacrown.org http://www .floridacrown.or g and download the RFPand submit if your organization can provide the required services HOUSE CLEANING Will clean houses, apartments, rentals, mobile homes. Can provide references. Have reasonable rates. Call me at 386-364-8078 100Job Opportunities05541481ROGERS Cartage Company is looking for Class A Liquid Drivers for our Jacksonville, FLterminal. 10-14 days out then 2-3 days home. Must have Class A CDLExcellent Blue Cross/ BlueShield Benefits ($26-$81/week). Tank and HAZMATendorsements required. Practical Miles.43loaded/.34 unloaded. Hourly pay for loading and unloading of trailers. No liquid experience necessary. Orientation and liquid training in Jacksonville. Call Brian at 800-507-8848 www.tankstar.com Industrial Maintenance Technician, Experience Required in Electrical, Controls and General Millwright/ Mechanical work. Experience in Hydraulics and Pneumatics helpful. Send resume to Maintenance Technician, 3631 US 90 East, Lake City Fl 32055. Nonprofit agency has Part-time Data Entry Clerk position available. 2-year college degree or experience can substitute. Minimum of 2 years computer input experience needed. Level II Background and Drug Screenings required. Call Fiscal for more information. 386-755-0235 EOE People needed on commercial quail hunting preserve Live Oak area. Mule driver & domestic help. Wages,Housing & Utilities furnished. Call 386-623-6129 Sewing machine operator, good wages for experience. 2nd person to cut cloth material in cutting room. Hafners 386-755-6481 100Job OpportunitiesDrivers: Guaranteed Home EVERYWeekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! Call: 1-888-880-5916 Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-3110 We are now hiring! Explore the career possibilities at PepsiCo the worlds second largest food and beverage company. Our main businesses Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. Were offering competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a team oriented environment. Our location in LAKE CITY FLORIDA has immediate FULL-TIME openings and is actively recruiting for the following positions: CR RELIEF DRIVER CLASS A CDL LICENSE REQUIRED Apply online at: www.pepsico.com/careers 120Medical Employment05541425ACTIVITIES Dir ector 180 bed Rehab and Skilled Nursing facility needing qualified applicants with at least 2 years related experience in directing and managing the Activities Department. Must be familiar with State regulatory requirements and possess managerial skills. ADMISSIONS and MARKETING Assistant Qualified applicants with at least 2 years marketing and admissions related experience in a rehab/long term facility. Come by in person to Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL32064. Tel 386-362-7860. 05541426UF Lake City Cardiovascular CenterWanted Certified and Experienced Medical Assistant to work both the front and back office of this small cardiology practice. Please send resume to email@example.com. An Equal Opportunity Institution Drug-Free Workplace 05541463Full-Time Registered Nurse We offer competitive salaries, on the job dialysis training, excellent benefits, a four day work week, closed on Sundays and Major Holidays. Apply online at fmcnacareers.com or at 1445 SWMain Blvd. Suite 120, Lake City, FL FTFRONT office position available in medical office. M-F. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org FT/PTLPN needed for busy medical office. M-F. Email resume to email@example.com MASTER'S LEVEL Clinician: Lake City/MacClenny area, Florida. FT/PT/Contractual Qualifications: MA/MS in Psychology or related field, with two years experience providing direct services. Licensed eligible or registered intern preferred Salary: 38,000 43,000 Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (386) 754-9017 Still Waters Assisted Living has an immediate openings for Resident Care Staff Nurses, day & night shifts. Requirements: LPN, 1 year clinical experience, able to multi-task, have Computer & Supervisory Skills. Applications are being taken in person at Still Waters West and interviews will be conducted Tuesday 10/15-Thursday 10/17. Still Waters is a not-for-profit Christian organization, AL9472. 240Schools & Education05541230INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class10/14 /2013 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class11/405541230/2013 LPN APRIL2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies 5 mo. old female Yorkie puppy. CKC registered. All shots current including rabies. Sliver color and great w/kids. $450. 386-266-7262 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. SCHNOODLE PUPPY, CKC, 8 wks old, health cert., Raised in home $350. Call 386-288-5412 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous GENERATOR VANGUARD Black Max, 5000 watts, portable elect. Excellent cond. $400 OBO, 386-752-5969 520Boats forSale 1992 17 Wahoo, center console, Yamaha 150 hp, one owner, well maintained, $6,700. 755-2235, 397-3500 or 752-0442 630Mobile Homes forRent14 WIDE 3br/2ba Quiet Park No Pets Clean Country Living $550 Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2bd/1ba Country setting Branford area. $550 mth plus Security 386-867-1833 or 386-590-0642 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, 1st+last+dep required located in Ellisville. No pets. Contact 352-870-5144 4bd/2ba Mobile home for rent in Wellborn area. for more info call Linda at 386-623-0295 842 Newark Dr, Ft. White 3 Rivers Estates MH 16x76 3br/2 ba, CHAReference and Lease required. No Pets 752-4348 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm Harbor Homes 4/2 Stock Sequoia 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! FOR FREE PHOTOS....John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 650Mobile Home & LandSTUNNING 4/2, 2400 sqft MH on 1 acre. 10x20 work shop. Located in Glen St. Mary $88,900. 904-707-5807 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2 BR/1.5 BAw/garage 5 minutes from VAhospital and Timco. Call for details. 386-365-5150 2BR/1 BA, 1 car garage, W/D hook up, $535 month, no pets 1 month sec, 386-961-8075 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $475. mo $475 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2BR/1BAAPT. w/garage. West side of town. $650. mo. 386-961-9000 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 nnnn rr UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2BR/1 & 1/2 ba. Very Clean. Great location. W/D $875 a month & $875 deposit Call 386-288-8401 3 BR/1.5 BA, CH/A Close to shopping. Nice & Clean $700 month & $700 deposit. Call 386-697-4814 3bd/1ba Just renovated, den, carport, shed. 279 SE Eloise Ave. $750 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 3BD/2BA very clean, excellent neighborhood, across from Westside Elem., carport. $900 1st+last+deposit 864-276-2778 3BR/ 2BA. Newly remodeled brick house w/carport. Very clean, fenced yard. $950/mo & $950 deposit. 386-288-8401 IMMACULATE: 2BR/2BA home, Westside. New carpet/tile; screened-in porch: 2-car carport., Includes water, electr. (up to $125 per mo.) and lawn maintenance. $750 mo. No Pets 1st+sec. Background check. 386-755-9598 LARGE 1BD/1BA, Highway 41 South, $500/Month, $250 Deposit, No pets 758-0057 Lg home for rent 4bd/2ba, office/5th, remodeled, open design, near VA& DOT, $1300 1st+last+sec 386-867-2983 750Business & Office Rentals0554106917,000 SQ FT+ WAREHOUSE 7Acres of Land Rent $1,500 mo.Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor 750Business & Office RentalsOakbridge Office Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1 acre3 Rivers.Beautifully wooded! Owner finance, no down. $14,900. $153/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 820Farms & Acreage10 acres with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 930Motorcycles 2007 Y amaha VStar 650 with attached Trike Kit, 4,000 mi., Many extras, Exc. 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LIFE Sunday, October 13, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert BridgesEditor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFE By AMANDA WILLIAMSON firstname.lastname@example.orgStep back in time with the Columbia County Friends of the Library Community Reads program to explore the world of Florida cowboys and the fictional MacIvey family who battles frontier hardships in untamed Florida to rise from the impover-ished Cracker life to real-estate tycoons. The library selected A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith to be the current community read, and tailored two months worth of library events to fit the historical theme. This particular book is required reading in a lot of schools in Florida, said Columbia County Library Director Debbie Paulson. Its fictional, but theres really a lot about Florida history in it.National initiativeNationally, the American Library Association has an initia-tive to encourage communities to read together called: One Book, One Community. The program selects a book and tries to get as many people as possible within the community to read it. The pro-grams goal is to promote literacy. Its really an inter-generational program that brings people of all ages together in a sense of community, Paulson said. Columbia County Public Library tailored their local program after that national initiative, and selected A Land Remembered to localize the book. Two separate grants funded the Community Read. The Altrusa International, Inc. of Lake City provided funds to purchase student editions of the book to be placed in the library of each elementary school in the county. Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities purchased 200 copies of the book to be distrib-uted at no cost from the library, at 490 SW Columbia Ave. Books started being distributed a few weeks ago, but Paulson said there are still copies left to be picked up. Were encouraging book clubs to read it, she said. Programs to be heldThroughout mid-October and into mid-November, people interested in the book can attend several programs focused on Florida, as well as two book dis-cussions. The first event of the month starts today at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Library. Janis Owens, author of The Cracker Kitchen, will talk about her book, her writing and her life in North Florida via Skype. Following her presentation, local history teacher James Mr. Mont Montgomery will lead the first book discussion of A Land Remembered on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. According to Paulson, the discussion will be an infor-mal, question-and-answer style. A Florida Cracker Cowboy poet Hank Mattson, from Lake Placid, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. Mattson will share his poetry and informa-tion about the Florida Cracker culture and cowboy life. The second book discussion, led by Dr. Sean McMahon of Florida Gateway College, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. As a professor of history, he will provide his interpretations of various aspects of Patrick Smiths novel. The grand finale of the librarys program will be a mul-timedia presentation by Rick Smith, Patrick Smiths son. Held at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex in the auditorium on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., the program will feature videos, artwork, photographs and music. The program will talk about Patrick Smith and the research and experiences that led him to write his various novels. We partnered with the schools, so we are hoping school children will be a part of the event, Paulson said.A Land Remembered at the library AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterDebbie Paulson, the Columbia County Library Director, sta nds next to a display table with Patrick Smiths book, A Land Remembered. The library is distributing the boo ks free of charge to citizens who would like to participate in the Library Community Reads programs to explore the world of Florida.
2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 2DLIFE From staff reports H opefully there will be no blue eyes crying in the rain this year when Willie Nelson headlines at the annual Magnolia Fest at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak. Joining Nelson are John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Ragga Marley and Dawes who will lead the line-up of more than 40 remarkably talented bands at the four-day festival which runs Oct. 1720. Yoga will be offered each morning for festivalgoers to participate in. The Kids Tent a fun and safe place for kids to be kids includes music, art, hands-on activities, lessons, yoga and games. Made in Americana original arts and crafts and gourmet food choices including meat, veg etarian and vegan are avail able in the Vending Village. Join us Saturday morn ing for a Music Legends parade led by Grand Marshall Rushad Eggleston of Tornado Rider. All fes tival-goers are welcome to participate in and dress for the parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. This fan-favorite festival is located on the Suwannee River less than five miles from I-10 and I-75 exits at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. From I-10 take exit 283 and go north on US 129 4.5 miles. From I-75 take exit 451 and proceed south 4.5 miles. We offer four days of non-stop live music, camp ing on site and a great fam ily friendly community of music and art lovers. Day ticket holders may stay in the park until the last stage performance of the days schedule is over. To purchase tickets or for more information, includ ing the schedule and band contact information, please go to magnoliafest.com. For more info about the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, please go to www. musicliveshere.com, email email@example.com or call 386-364-1683. Willie Nelson to headline the annual Magnolia Fest COURTESY Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, performing at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey last year. If you go Children 12 and under free with paying adult Four-day festival tickets with primitive camping $170 now, $190 at gate Student and military with proper ID $150 now, $190 at gate VIP packages $300 Single tickets available online and at the gate: Thursday/Sunday $50, Friday/ Saturday $70 per day ENGAGEMENT OConnell to wed McCarthy Cynthia F. OConnell, Secretary of the Florida Lottery in Tallahassee, Florida, and widow of Stephen C. OConnell, is to be married to Captain Julian Daniel McCarthy, United States Navy retired, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Ms. OConnell is the daughter of Mrs. Faye Warren of Lake City, Florida, and the late Mr. Martin L. Bowling of Lake City, Florida. Captain McCarthy is the eldest son of John and Nancy McCarthy of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A wedding is planned for spring 2014 in North Florida. Giant-breed owners see having dogs as living the high life By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK Life with Suzzane Kelleher-Ducketts dogs has required a few adjustments. Getting rid of the coffee table, for one. Stashing things in the microwave or on top of the refrigerator if she wants to keep them out of the dogs reach, since they can easily grab items off the counter and stove. Buying a minivan and taking out the middle seat so they can fit. But after 16 years of owning Great Danes, Kelleher-Duckett wouldnt live without one. As big as they are, they love that big, the Santa Clarita, Calif.-based breeder said Tuesday as one of her two Danes, a 3-year-old, 134-pound female named Vendetta whos 34 inches tall at the shoulder, eyed her owners sandwich after the breeds competition at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Whatever dog wins Americas most prestigious canine competition, giant breeds cant help but make a big impression on specta tors who snap pictures of small children reaching up to pet huge dogs and ping the owners with queries: How much does he weigh? How much does she eat? Whats it like to live with one? Heres what its like for Chris Boltrek and Ashley Erlitz, who share their Sound Beach, N.Y., home with Huxley, a 190-pound mastiff whos nearly 2. He plays with tree branches, not sticks, and with balls designed as horse toys. He eats 10 to 12 cups of food a day, he may get spit on the walls if he shakes his head, and he outweighed the petite Erlitz when he was 9 months old and has knocked her over on walks a few times. Many dog breeds, big and small, are susceptible to certain health prob lems. Giant breeds can be prone to orthopedic trou bles, heart problems and whats known as bloat, a dangerous stomach condition. And in general, smaller dogs tend to live longer than huge ones. Also, temperament and training are perhaps even bigger priorities for giant dogs than others because the big breeds size and appearance can be offputting if theyre not wellbehaved. You want to be able to look them in the face and have it be inviting, said dog handler Melody Salmi, who showed the St. Bernard best-of-breed winner, Aristocrat (or, for mally, Jamelles Aristocrat V Elba), Tuesday at Westminster. Hes owned by Linda and Edward Baker of Hopewell, N.J. Oftentimes, I sell a puppy to people, and they say, Oh, its so big, said Aristocrats breeder, Michele Mulligan of Diamond Bar, Calif. But a year later, the same owners will say fondly, Theyre not so big, she said. They just grow on you. FRANK FRANKLIN II /Associated Press Aristocrat, a St. Bernard, attends a news conference about the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Caring for a large dog has demands not associated with having smaller breeds. BRYSON CITY, N.C. Joe Parker of Key Largo, Fla., called the partial fed eral government shutdown a joke. Its disgusting, said Parker, who was stay ing with his wife at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The news meant the Parkers had 48 hours to pack up due to the inabil ity of Congress and the President to work out a bud get agreement. I dont blame the President, said Parker, a former Navy mechanic. I blame Congress. They dont want to compromise on anything. Its really gonna hurt a lot of the businesses around here. His solution impose term limits and get real people back in Congress. The partial shutdown resulted in the furlough of some 800,000 non-essential federal government employ ees and the closing of all national parks. This at the height of fall color season and a busy October that sees many Floridians escape the wan ing days of summer heat and head north to watch the leaves change. Locals and visitors alike share the frus tration of abandoned and obstructed National Parks. David Smith, owner of Bearmeats Indian Den arts and crafts store in Cherokee, N.C., since 1991, is concerned about a pro longed shutdown. This is our best month, Smith said. Now and the first week of November. Not just for the summer, but for the entire year. Smith relies on the nation al park for customers. Most likely yes, it will affect us, he said. Florida residents headed north for leaf season should realize the main highways through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park remain open. Turnout park ing areas, visitors centers, campgrounds, public rest rooms and many off-road trails are closed to the pub lic. The entire 71-mile span of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the national park is closed and off-limits to hikers. U.S. Highway 441 from Cherokee, N.C., to Gatlinburg, Tenn., remains open to motorists. Ken Blankenship, who manages the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the town of Cherokee, agrees. Well be fine if that stays open, he said. The GSMNP employs 329 full time workers. Law enforcement and emer gency personnel continue to be on the job, according to park spokeswoman Molly Schroer. The GSMNP on average sees about 1.1 million visitors during October, Schroer said. The shutdown could turn visitors away from the area, and consequent ly cause businesses to suffer, said Karen Wilmot, executive director for the Swain County Chamber of Commerce in Bryson City, N.C. It could have a detri mental impact on busi nesses here, Wilmot said. October 2012 was the most profitable month for tourism revenue last year, even outdoing July. Its a big deal for us were just hoping its short-lived. Chamber officials remind ed all visitors to the North Carolina mountains that great vistas are readily avail able throughout the area on state-run public lands. Also, private campgrounds and lodging are readily available. The Bryson City Chamber also posted information on its website, www.greatsmokies.com, giving visitors options for the area. COURTESY PHOTOS Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains will find many areas in the national park closed since the federal gov ernment is shut down. By CHAD SIMONS Smoky Mountain Times Shutdown hinders visitors SMOKY MOUNTAIN Floridians dont get to watch leaves change in state parks
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 3D 3DLIFE S ummer is our rainy season and water ing is not often a problem. But the dry fall months have arrived, so installing a new drip or micro-irrigation system in your garden would be a great project. The fol lowing information is from http://solutionsforyourlife. ufl.edu Also known as lowvolume irrigation, microirrigation is a watering system that carries water to plants under low pres sure. When micro-irriga tion is installed and used correctly, water use is reduced because water is delivered directly to the plants roots. Less water evaporates, and disease problems resulting from wet foliage is reduced. Unlike sprinkler irriga tion, micro-irrigation can supply water to your plants with 90 percent efficiency. Now that is a Florida-friendly gardening practice. This type of irrigation system can be installed above, on, or below the surface of the soil. Use it for various plantings including vegetables, trees, shrubs, containers, and flower beds. Micro-irriga tion is easily installed, and kits and components are readily available at most garden centers and home improvement stores. Originally designed for commercial vegetable growers, micro-irrigation has become very popular in home gardens. This system does require some maintenance, but it is easy to manage. Three main types of micro-irrigationsIn-line drip tubing: Placed on or below the soil sur face or mulch, drip tubing is ideal for vegetable gar dens where plants are in rows. The flexible tubing can also be easily wound through a plant bed. Drip emitters: Used where plants are spaced farther apart or used for potted plants and hang ing baskets. The emitters can be punched directly into the main tubing or attached to spaghetti tubes that lead to plants. Micro-sprayers: Used just above the surface, microsprayers wet a larger portion of the ground and emit more water than other types of micro-irriga tion systems. Micro-irrigation sys tems can be attached to a hose or outdoor faucet and controlled manually or with a battery-oper ated timer. They can also be hard-piped into an existing in ground system and automatic irrigation controller. Some drip and spray emitters can even be adjusted to control the amount of water emitted. The most common issues are plugged emitters and tubing punctures. But these problems are easy to detect and repair by monitoring the system regularly. Your plants should also be monitored for signs of too little or too much water and the system should be adjusted accordingly. Whether you are trying to reduce water use or increase your garden qual ity, drip irrigation is a ben eficial option. Attend free work shops hosted by UF/ IFAS Extension Master Gardeners at Lake City and Ft. White public libraries. This month youll learn about proven practices for planting shrubs and trees in Florida, the recommended fruit tree varieties for northern Florida, and some timely pruning tips you can use now. Ft. White branch, Thursday, Oct. 17th at 5:45, and Lake City downtown library, Saturday, Oct. 19th at 1:30. Micro-irrigation makes Florida-friendly sense D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorest firstname.lastname@example.org By LEE REICH Associated Press Now is not the time of year for sowing, unless its sowing an idea: As the weather turns colder and the landscape becomes washed in grays and browns, imagine a re treat, an oasis of lush greenery and brightly colored flowers suffused in warm, moist air. A greenhouse. Home or hobby greenhouses run the gamut from lavish, Victorian-style conservatories to primitive structures cobbled together from discarded window frames. Each creates its own oasis. Even my coldframe nothing more than a large wooden box with a clear plastic cover hints of the tropics each time its cover is opened. For most of us, the greenhouse of our dreams would be a spa cious conservatory, cozy for its abundance of lush, tropical green ery, with enough space among the 6-foot-long banana leaves and fragrant citrus blossoms to accom modate a small dining table and chairs. But lets float back down to real ity. That greenhouse is beyond many a gardeners budget, and its hard in these environmentally aware times to justify heating a space enough to keep tropical plants happy in winter. Fuel needs rise dramatically with each degree you ratchet up greenhouse tem perature. Then again, newer greenhouse coverings, coupled with innovative methods of storing excess heat generated on sunny days, can go a long way to dampening heat losses. Before letting your imagination run away with you though, con sider whether youd prefer your greenhouse to be freestanding or attached to your home. A freestanding structure offers the most flexibility in design and siting, and is bathed in light from all four sides. Also, theres no need to integrate it with house design, or for it to look anything prettier than just functional. An attached greenhouse requires more attention to style but it does have some advantages. Cozied up against your home, an attached greenhouse loses less heat. It can tap the heat-storing capacity of the homes wall where it is attached, especially if that wall is masonry, and can even tap into the homes heating system. On sunny winter days, excess heat generated in the greenhouse can be vented into your home. That moist heat is a lot more comfort able than the dry heat of home heating systems, although some caution is needed against venting too much moisture into your home. And getting back to that table and chairs that might be squeezed into your greenhouse: How likely are you to trudge across the snow with brunch to your freestanding greenhouse? If you have a wall fac ing in a direction that gets enough light for the plants you want to grow, the attached greenhouse is the one most likely to provide living space as well as functional space. Deciding on the greenhouses size and what plants it will house also can help determine heating needs. No need to get into other details just yet. Let your imagination roam. IMAGINE WARMTH: Dream about adding a greenhouse LEE REICH /Associated Press This image taken on June 10, 2011 shows a greenhouse on the property of a home. Home or hobby greenhouses run the gamut from lavish, Victorianstyle conservatories to primitive structures cobbled together from discarded window frames. COURTESY Most of us cant afford the spacious conservatory of our dreams full of lush, tropical greenery but we can scale it down in size to something just as enjoyable. Attached vs. standalone An attached greenhouse requires more attention to style but it does have some advantages. Cozied up against your home, an attached greenhouse loses less heat. It can tap the heat-storing capacity of the homes wall where it is attached, especially if that wall is masonry, and can even tap into the homes heating system. A freestanding structure offers the most flexibility in design and siting, and is bathed in light from all four sides. Also, theres no need to integrate it with house design, or for it to look anything prettier than just functional. Cop saves sea turtle hatchlings at resort SARASOTA A Florida police officer saved nearly 100 baby sea turtles when he gathered the newly hatched creatures from a hotel parking lot and street and released them into the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota Officer Derek Conley was on patrol at 1 a.m. Saturday when he saw sea turtle hatchlings crawling toward the front door of the Lido Beach Resort. A passerby also told Conley that several dozen other baby turtles were walking around the hotels parking lot. Conley, along with some resort guests, scooped up the hatchlings in a box and released them into the water. I began collecting hatchlings from the street and stopped traffic several times to do so, wrote Conley in a report. A news release says that Conley spotted three dead turtles, and he estimates that 90-100 turtles were saved. Conley also called two area marine res cue groups. Sea turtles nest from May 1-Oct. 31 in Florida. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there are five types of nesting sea turtles in Florida. All are protected under state statutes. Sea turtles make any where from 40,00084,000 nests in the state each year. The loggerhead is turtle is threatened and the green and leatherback are endan gered, but all sea turtles are protected by the federal Endangered Species Act and the Florida Marine Protection Act. It is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or their nests. Adult females nest every two or three years and lay several nests in one season. They emerge from the water to nest on the beach mostly at night. Nests average 100 eggs, which incubate in the sand for about 60 days, depending on the species. The hatchlings usually emerge from their nests at night. Only about 1 in 1,000 baby turtles survive to adulthood. According to biologists, sea turtle hatch lings are born with the instinct to move toward the brightest direction on a natu ral beach, this direction is the light of the open horizon which could be why the Sarasota turtles were headed toward the hotels front door. Across the state, a number of parks, beaches and conservation groups run pro grams where nature lovers can learn about the turtle nesting and hatching phenome non and even watch baby turtles without disturbing them as they emerge from the nests and make their way to the water. National Zoo getting 3 new elephants WASHINGTON A $2 million gift from busi nessman David Rubenstein will allow the Smithsonians National Zoo to nearly double the size of its Asian elephant herd. The zoo announced recently that it will receive three female elephants in an open-ended loan from the Calgary Zoo in Canada, which is relocating its elephants to more suitable habitats. The move will be funded entirely by Rubenstein, a co-founder of the Washington-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group. In 2011, Rubenstein gave $4.5 million to the zoos giant panda pro gram. He has sat on the Smithsonians Board of Regents since 2009. The new elephants will arrive sometime in spring 2014, the zoo announced. They will spend at least 30 days in quarantine before joining the zoos exist ing herd of four Asian elephants. The zoos elephant habitat reopened in March after a seven-year, $56 mil lion overhaul that nearly tripled the elephants liv ing space. It can house up to 10 adult elephants and their young and includes a walking trail, sand and rub ber floors and a shower the elephants can operate themselves. The Calgary Zoo sus tained $50 million in damage from floods that devastated the city in June, although the decision to relocate the elephants was made before the floods. The zoo, which is partly located on an island in the Bow River, remains mostly closed. Two of the new elephants, Kamala and Swarna, were born in the wild and are nearly 40 years old. They were brought to the Calgary Zoo from an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka in 1976. The third elephant, Maharani, is Kamalas female offspring and was born in captivity in 1990. By ALISON LADMAN Associated Press Marinades are one of the simplest ways to add fast and easy flavor to your meals. Combine a few ingredients in a zip-close plastic bag, add your meat, seafood or veggies, then walk away for a while. Weve outlined some basic marinades below to help get you started, as well as some suggestions of what you can use them for. These marinades are enough to cover 1 1/2 pounds of food. Double up as needed, but keep in mind that you dont need the food to swim in the marinade, just be thor oughly coated. Once the food has soaked up the fla vor, you can pan-fry it, grill it or broil it. VINAIGRETTE Because vinegar is so aggressive, youll want to temper it with oil. This helps carry the flavor into the food, as well as prevent the flavors from becoming too jarring. Adding oil to vinegar also gives you a bit of leeway in your tim ing. For fish, seafood and vegetables, marinate for 30 minutes and to up to 2 hours. For chicken, steak and pork, you can go for up to 8 hours. GARLIC-BALSAMIC: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vine gar, 4 cloves minced garlic, hefty pinch salt. Try with pork loin or steak tips. SPICY HOISIN: 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon red pep per flakes, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder. Try on chicken tenders or scal lops. MAPLE-SOY: 2 table spoons soy sauce, 3 table spoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Try with pork tenderloin medallions or cod. WINE Wine is a great base for subtle marinades. Because they have a softer flavor than citrus or vinegar, you can use them to highlight other flavors. Like the vinaigrette marinades, use a little oil to help carry flavors, and prevent food from sticking to the cook ing surface. These mari nades work especially well for hearty vegetables and meats. Marinate from 30 minutes to overnight. RED WINEROSEMARY: 1/4 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon olive oil, hefty pinch each of salt and black pepper, 1 large stem rosemary, chopped. Try with sirloin steak or portobello mushrooms. WHITE WINEMUSTARD: 1/4 cup dry white wine, 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 table spoon vegetable oil, hefty pinch each salt and black pepper. Great with chicken thighs or eggplant. CITRUS Citrus juices are fairly acidic, which means they permeate and tender ize food quickly. They work great as a base for marinades that you want to throw together just before dinner. These marinades work equally well for sea food as they do chicken or steak. For seafood, mari nate for up to 30 minutes; chicken and steak can handle up to 2 hours. CHIPOTLE-LIME: Juice and zest of 2 limes, 2 table spoons adobo sauce and 1 minced chipotle chili from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, 2 cloves minced garlic, a hefty pinch of salt. Great on flank steak or shrimp. ORANGE-CUMIN: Juice and zest of 1 orange, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, a hefty pinch of salt. Try with haddock or chicken breasts. LEMON-HERB: Juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon Italian herb blend, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, hefty pinch of salt. Good on salmon or chicken thighs. Marinades made easy Eight great ways to flavor perfection. Associated Press Associated Press
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JakesJoyce MeyerLeading the WayThe Blessed LifeJoel OsteenKerry ShookBelieverVoiceCre o DollarPeter and Paul Apostles spread the word of Jesus. FSN-FL 56 Bull Riding Championship. (Taped) World Poker Tour: Season 11World Poker Tour: Season 11The Best of Pride (N) World Poker Tour: Season 11World Poker Tour: Season 11 SYFY 58 122 244Freddy vs. JasonFright Night (2011) Anton Yelchin. A teenager discovers that his new neighbor is a vampire.Blade II (2002) Wesley Snipes. A vampire hunter unites with his prey against a new threat. 30 Days of Night AMC 60 130 254(:01) The Walking Dead Prey (:01) The Walking DeadThe Walking DeadThe Walking Dead(:01) Talking DeadThe Walking Dead COM 62 107 249(4:58)I Love You, Man (2009) (6:59)The House Bunny (2008, Comedy) Anna Faris, Colin Hanks. The House Bunny (2008, Comedy) Anna Faris, Colin Hanks. Tosh.0Tosh.0 CMT 63 166 327(4:30)Mrs. Doubt re (1993) Robin Williams. 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A cure for mutations divides the X-Men.X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) CNN 24 200 202Situation Room(:28) Cross re (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Live (N) (Live) AC 360 Later (N) Erin Burnett OutFront TNT 25 138 245Castle Nikki Heat Castle Poof, Youre Dead Castle Castle and Beckett grow closer. Castle A murdered lottery winner. Major Crimes D.O.A. CSI: NY Cavallino Rampante NIK 26 170 299SpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobSpongeBobFull HouseFull HouseFull HouseFull HouseFull HouseFull HouseFriends(:33) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241Walking Tall (2004, Action) The Rock, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough.The Rundown (2003) The Rock. A bounty hunter must nd his boss son in the Amazon.Walking Tall (2004) The Rock, Johnny Knoxville. 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Nightmare-Elm Street 4 AMC 60 130 254(5:00)House on Haunted HillFriday the 13th Part 3 (1982, Horror) Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, Horror) Kimberly Beck. Friday the 13th -A New Beginning COM 62 107 249(5:58) South Park(:29) Tosh.0The Colbert ReportDaily ShowFuturamaFuturamaSouth ParkSouth ParkBrickleberrySouth ParkDaily ShowThe Colbert Report CMT 63 166 327RebaRebaRebaRebaLiar Liar (1997) Jim Carrey. A fast-talking lawyer cannot tell a lie. 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DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-year-old female who is serving in the U.S. Air Force. Im stationed overseas at the moment, and I plan to make the military my career. I have reached a point in life when I am ready to have a fam-ily. Unfortunately, I havent found a man who is compatible with me. Every relationship I have ends because it conflicts with my mili-tary schedule. I know adoption is a hard process, but Im willing to go through it. What do you think about my trying to adopt as a single par-ent? UNSURE OF MY NEXT MOVE IN ENGLAND DEAR UNSURE: Im glad you asked because I think youre jumping the gun. At 19, your search for someone compatible has been limited because of your youth and job responsi-bilities. Who would care for your little one if you, as a single mother, were transferred to a hot spot, or injured or worse? Would relatives assume the responsibil-ity? Before becoming a mother adoptive or otherwise its impor-tant that you think about this realistically from the point of view of what would be best for the child. If you wait to become a parent until you are older, as many women do today, you will be better equipped emo-tionally and financially for the responsibility. DEAR ABBY: I have a friend whose child is brilliant. He is testing in the 99.5 percentile. At 7, he is already far in advance of his class-mates. He has read chapter books since age 5, is doing algebra and asking post-doctoral math and science ques-tions, according to a professor close to the family. His mother is in denial. She says the other kids will catch up in time. If he had special needs in another area, I know shed be in there fighting to get him appropriate services and accommodations. Please, Abby, what can we do to convince his mother that he needs more than what his inner-city schools can provide? I was one of those kids, and I know he needs contact with other kids who match his intellectual level more closely. CONCERNED FRIEND IN NEW JERSEY DEAR CONCERNED: The mother may be in denial, but the childs teachers and principal must surely have recog-nized his abilities. Enlist their help in convincing the mother to see that her son advances at a rate appropriate for his IQ. When students are as far ahead academi-cally as the child you describe, they can become bored and dis-ruptive. It would be in everyones interest to see that he is placed in classes where he can continue to excel -regardless of whether the others catch up. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Reconnect with some-one from your past for information that can help you advance. Take part in something that can help you make personal improve-ments, but dont overdo it. Its time to make a move and get things done. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your schedule simple. Emotional problems with an acquaintance will escalate. Stick close to home and focus on fixing up your surroundings and discussing future plans with someone you love and respect. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep things moving along. Getting odd jobs out of the way will make you feel good and help you avoid criticism. Love and romance are height-ened and spending time with someone special will improve your relationship. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Plan to have some fun. Organize an eventful, enter-taining day for yourself and the people you enjoy being with the most. Dont let emo-tional issues ruin your plans. Ignore the differences you have with others. A creative endeavor has potential. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep the peace at home regardless of what it takes to do so. Someone will try to interfere in your plans. Take care of responsibilities before someone complains. A change in a relationship with someone special will be beneficial. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Concentrate on learn-ing something that will increase your chance to improve your life. Dont let a poor relationship with someone ruin your day. Make changes at home that will ensure you protect your assets and your emotional well-being. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Consider what you can offer your community or a com-pany youd like to work for. Making calls and discussing your plans with someone who has experience will lead to a positive recom-mendation. Dont make a rash decision, but prepare to make changes. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Forge ahead, expand your interests and friend-ships, and look for ways to use your knowledge and insight more efficiently. A change related to someone from your past will be an unexpected surprise. Protect your home and family. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Stay on top of your game. Go with the flow and be ready to leap into action if someone offers you some-thing. Take on a challenge, but dont risk your position, reputation or hard-earned cash. Stick to basics. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Dont make changes based on what you hear from others. Offer sug-gestions, and you will make a difference to those less knowledgeable. Keep your emotions out of the equa-tion, or you may lose sight of your goals. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An emotional situation will arise with a friend if you cannot come to an agree-ment about plans you are working on together. Step back and listen to whats being said, and you will find a workable solution. Love is on the rise. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take care of debts and look at your investments, assets and means to make your money grow. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6DLIFE By SUZETTE LABOY Associated Press KEY LARGO Ken Nedimyer likes to say that he breathes new life into coral reefs. In fact, hes been doing it for more than a decade, and recre ational divers are volunteering in the effort. We are trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together again, said Nedimyer, whose Coral Restoration Foundation has plant ed four coral nurseries off the shores of the Florida Keys. The foundation offers workshops and diving trips for recreational divers who help by cleaning and prepar ing new coral for planting. We are trying to get people to realize that it was a lot better and it can be brought back again, Nedimyer added. Divers helping out with the work first get a crash course in everything about corals. They learn that coral reefs are experi encing a rapid decline, particu larly in the Caribbean. Its not as magical as it once was and its going downhill, said Nedimyer. The decline of coral has dire implications. Coral reefs, much like a rain forest, support a huge amount of biodiversity; attract tourism and commercial fishing; and act as a natural barrier to coastal erosion during storms. In the Florida Keys, staghorn coral (cylindrical branches) and elk horn coral (antler-like branches) face local extinction. Both are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed list ing them as endangered. Corals are dying rapidly, much more rapidly than we believe they have in the past, which is a problem for sustaining the popu lations, said Margaret Miller, an ecologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service of NOAA. Caribbean coral reefs are already dramatically changed from the way we understand they should look because 50 to 80 per cent of the coral has already been lost from most Caribbean reefs. Nedimyers four coral nurseries are thriving. But Miller cautioned that while the nurseries are help ing us keep pace with this nega tive decline, there needs to be a concerted effort to address larger problems such as global warming and the chemical makeup of the ocean if coral reefs throughout the world are going to survive. In the meantime, recreational divers can join marine scientists in helping to buy time through the reef restoration efforts. The idea is to come up with a simple process and train people just like you to do it, Nedimyer told a group of seven volunteer divers at a recent workshop in Key Largo that includes a series of educational lectures and handson dives to restore corals. Nedimyer explained to the group that disease, severe cold fronts (just like Floridians, cor als dont like the cold), multiple years of coral bleaching (caused by warmer water and other envi ronmental factors) and frequent hurricanes are among the stress ors that have contributed to the rapid decline of the coral, along with climate change, overfishing, coastal development and more. Nedimyer and his group have experimented with different ways to grow corals in the nurseries, much as you would with plants. At first, corals were mounted on concrete disks using underwater adhesive, with each disk attached to a PVC pipe with a cement base raising the disk off the ocean floor. Live tissue grew over the adhesive as the coral formed new branches. Low-cost line nurseries were later introduced, where corals hanging from wire or monofila ment survived at high rates and grew rapidly. But wildlife officials were concerned that dolphins, turtles and other species would get caught in the lines. The foun dations latest technique has prov en to be most effective: Corals hang on a tree nursery (think a Christmas tree with ornaments) that is tethered to the sea floor but can move around in storms. The coral starts out about the size of a knuckle but can grow to 30 or 40 centimeters (12 or 15 inches). The volunteer divers help Nedimyer attach the tiny starter coral fragments onto the tree nurseries about 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface of the water. When the coral lengthens and has healthy multiple branch es, Nedimyer clips it for replant ing in the popular diving and snorkeling spot Molasses Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (Boats are tied up to permanent moorings, marked by buoys, to prevent dropped anchors from damaging the reef.) The divers at the recent Keys workshop traveled from across the U.S. for what they described as underwater community ser vice. Their visit included swim ming out to the coral nursery about the length of an acre (four-tenths of a hectare) and as far as your goggled-eyes can see to clean and prepare corals for planting. This is my way of giving back to the community, said Erin McKinnon of Orlando, who has taken the course twice. This garden is blossoming, said Sharon Boggess of North Conway, N.H., holding back tears. Its just so amazing to replenish the reef. Nedimyer, whose work has led to the cultivation of some 40,000 corals in total, said he hopes his obsession with coral restoration can be expanded to local dive shops, so they can offer his work shops to visitors to help in the nurseries. Now we have more corals than we can plant, he said. Weve created a monster. KEVIN GAINES /Associated Press In this undated photo, provided by the Coral Restoration Foundation via the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ken Nedimyer, president of the Coral Restoration Foundation, poses in the organizations coral nursery off Key Largo, Fla., with juvenile coral cuttings. Nediymer partners with Florida Keys hotels and dive operators to offer opportunities for visitors to learn about coral and do volunteer work in the nursery. Divers volunteer on coral restoration FLORIDA KEYS If You Go... CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION: http://www.cor alrestoration.org asks for a $50 donation per diver per day. High school and college groups are $35 a person. Next work shop will be June 20-23. Divers of all ages and skill levels can participate. Several resorts in the Upper Florida Keys offer packages that combine stays with opportunities to learn about coral reefs and help in the foundations coral nursery, includ ing the Amory Dive Resort http://www.amoray.com/ on Mile Marker 104. For more information, http://www.fla-keys. com/volunteer/ TIM GROLLIMUND/ Associated Press In this undated photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ken Nedimyer, president of the Coral Restoration Foundation, works with a volunteer in the foundations coral nursery situated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key Largo, Fla. Nediymer partners with Florida Keys hotels and dive operators to offer opportunities for visitors to learn about coral and do volunteer work in the nursery. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Jackson Mitchell Brannen Parents: Jeffery and Crystal Brannen Place of residence: Lake City Date of birth: Sept. 13 Weight: 7 lbs, 14 oz Length: 20 inches Sex: Male Siblings: Mackenzie, 9 and Dakota, 7 Grandparents: Monica Holton and Larty Wilson, Mitch and Colleen Brannen Great-grandparents: Judy and the late Sal Simonetti, the late Jack and Evelyn Brannen By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer ATLANTA Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault thats bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret. But in one of the many signs that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that pop up on video screens are of smiling tourists waving at themselves. The ability to push a quaint narrative about a products origins and fuel a sense of nostalgia can help drive billions of dollars in sales. Thats invaluable at a time when food makers face greater competition from smaller players and cheaper supermarket store brands that appeal to cashstrapped Americans. Its why companies such as Coca-Cola and Twinkies owner Hostess play up the notion that their recipes are sacred, unchanging documents that need to be closely guarded. In an emailed statement, Coca-Cola said its secret formula has remained the same since it was invented in 1886 and that cocaine has never been an added ingredient in its soda. In the 1980s, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both switched from sugar to high-fruc tose corn syrup, a cheaper sweetener. The companies last year also said theyd change the way they make the caramel coloring used in their sodas to avoid having to put a cancer warning label on their drinks in California, where a new law required such labels for foods con taining a cer tain level of carcinogens. Both CocaCola and PepsiCo say the sweet ener and caramel sources do not alter the basic formulas or taste for their sodas. And they continue to hype up the endur ing qual ity of their recipes. Is Cokes 127-year -old recipe the same?