The Lake City reporter


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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Space Night a big draw at Summers. Set aside for 25: Time capsule loaded, sealed. SUNDAY EDITION 7A 3A CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 COUNTY NEWS CCFD t raining to expand, 8A Opinion ................ 4A Business ................ 1C Calendar ................ 5A Advice .................. 5D Puzzles ................. 5B 79 59 Partly cloudy WEATHER, 10A Vol. 139, No. 219 1A TODAY IN SPORTS Coach Allen offers locker room insight. PCS DECODED 3 killed in crash Plant changed Suwannee River Valley forever By STEVEN RICHMOND A rmand Hammer, president and CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, dug a shovel into the earth of Hamilton County on Oct. 31, 1964the phosphate boom had found its way to North Florida. Residents of Hamilton, Suwannee and Columbia counties now know that site to be the home of PotashCorp-White Springs. Occidental, or Oxy, developed that land into a $35 million phosphate min ing and processing opera tion that was expected to transform [the] economy of Northeast Florida within the decade, according to the Florida Journal of Commerce in Dec. 1964. To put that in perspective, $35 million in 1964 dollars roughly equates to $255,660,000 today. The capital investment was so large that White Springs opened the doors to its newly orga nized Chamber of Commerce Dec. 18 the same year and spurred the Town of Jasper, Hamiltons county seat, to seek an $800,000 bond issue for civic and infrastructural improvements in April of Its been in a landmark within the community, PotashCorp-White Springs Public Affairs Manager Mike Williams said. Basically this was the first major mod ern industry that came to Hamilton County. PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, Inc. pur chased all outstanding shares of White Springs Agricultural Chemicals Ltd. from Oxy for $291.5 million and became the new manag ing company of the Hamilton County phosphate operation in 1995. However, PotashCorp announced Tuesday that it will close the doors to the Suwannee River chemi cal plant, part of its White Springs operation, by the second half of 2014. The A look behind the walls COURTESY PCS/ROB WOLFE COURTESY PCS Occidental Petroleum CEO Armand Hammer is seen giving a speech in the 1960s. ABOVE: The PotashCorpWhite Springs facility is seen at night. District, teachers union at odds over state-mandated pay hikes By AMANDA WILLIAMSON After 34 school districts have finalized payments for teacher pay raises, Columbia County still finds itself in the midst of negotiations between the local school district and the county teachers union. The school board had hoped to issue payments before the holiday break; but according to School Superintendent Terry Huddleston on Friday, an agreement has not be made between the two parties. I know its frustrating the teachers, especially right here at the holidays, Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) said. From what I understand, the union doesnt agree with the approach the district wants to use to dis tribute the dollars. ... A lot of districts around the state, and I think Columbia County as well, want to give it to noninstructional personnel too. In January 2013, Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to give every classroom teacher in Florida a $2,500 raise. The Legislature allo cated $480 million to fund the proposal, and told districts to negotiate the salary increases locally. According to the Florida Depart-ment of Education, the funds remain at a state level until the district has submitted a board-approved distribu tion plan. The department continued by stating that classroom teachers, guid ance counselors, social workers, psychologist, librarians, principals and assistant principals are all eligible to receive funds from the allocation as well as charter and virtual teachers. Locally, however, Columbia County did not receive enough funds to provide the full amount pro posed to all 720 teachers employed by the district. FDOE allocated $1,651,417 to Columbia, and $91,662 of those funds will be sent to area charter schools. Based on those calculations, that will leave approximately $2,166 for instructional per sonnel only without includ ing benefits. If the district decides to spread the funds to non-instructional posi tions, the amount will be further reduced. No district, to my knowl edge, received enough to give $2,500 to every Every time weve lost money in the past, we walked away peacefully and said we understand the districts having a dif ficult financial time. Kevin Doyle, teachers union president Huddleston Doyle Porter District wants to give non-instructional workers bonuses. Hunter, Kraus seek No. 2 job at county From staff reports As Lisa Roberts pre pares to leave her position as assistant county man ager of Columbia County, 50 applicants have submit ted their resumes for con sideration. According to current Columbia County Manager Dale Williams, the field should be narrowed and finalists selected some time by early January. Williams said he and his staff will be looking for a candidate who could replace him once he retires in a few years. Here are some notable applicants: Glenn Hunter President and GM of Hunter Printing and former Columbia County School Board member; David Kraus Columbia County Safety Manager, former man ager, City of Lake City; James Douglas Drymon Deputy City Manager and Interim Airport Manager of Leesburg, Economic Stimulus Coordinator of Alachua County, City Manager of Archer, Lake Park, Dade City and Wallace, N.C.; Michael Brillhart St. Lucie County Strategy Director, City Administrator of Paris, Ill.; Torey Alston Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice-Mayor and Office of Commissioner Albert Jones at the Broward County Board of Commissioners, State of Florida Executive Director Office of Efficient Government; Ronald Akins Alachua County Administrative Support Manager; Loren Wickham City Planner of Nisswa, Minn.; PCS continued on 6A RAISES continued on 6A APPLICANTS continued on 6A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the Reporter FHP Trooper Mark Birchard speaks with MCpl. Linda Albriton at the scene of a fatal three-car crash off US 441 Friday. From staff reports A crash on US441 took three lives Friday, including the unborn child of the fatally-injured driver. Four others were hurt, three seriously. Jennifer Lee Anne Duncan, 20, Lake City, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Patrick Pelletier, 21, Orlando, died in the crash, according to an FHP media release. Duncan was six months pregnant with a boy, the release said. Duncan had turned onto the south bound lanes of US 441 at SW Catherine Road in a 2008 Smart Passion at 1 p.m. when David Lee Huckaba, 29, Lake City, swerved back into the southbound lane behind her after passing a line of south bound traffic headed uphill. Huckabas 1994 Camaro struck the right rear of Duncans Passion, a micro com pact vehicle, spinning it into the path of a northbound 2004 Chevy Cavilier driven by Matthew Keven Schroader, 36, Lake City. The Cavalier struck the right side of the Passion, ejecting Duncan and Pelletier. FHP said they were not wear ing seat belts. Schroader suffered serious injury, as did passengers Charletta Willette Beasole, 39, Lake City, and Sarah Schroader, 15. A third passenger, Joshua Lee. 22, suffered minor injuries. All four were taken to Shands Health at UF. None was wearing a seat belt, accord ing to FHP. Huckaba, who was wearing a seat belt, was unhurt, an FHP media release said. Charges are pending investigation, FHP said. Couple, along with unborn son, perish.


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 11-12-28-30-14 Friday: 6-9-25-32-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 9-6-2 Saturday: Afternoon: 3-3-9-6 Wednesday: 2-6-10-32-41-46-x3 Police: Man left child in car outside strip club FORT MYERS A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after allegedly leav ing an infant in a locked car outside a Fort Myers strip club. Police arrested 21-yearold Andrew Sosa after they found the infant in the back seat of a Kia Optima in the parking lot of the Lookers strip club. A bystander had flagged down an officer, who smashed a window to get the child out. NBC2 in Fort Myers reports that the fourmonth old girl was sweat ing and covered in vomit. She was taken to a local childrens hospital and treated for mild dehydra tion and is expected to recover. Police say the infant was left alone for more than three hours while Sosa was inside the strip club. A judge set the suspects bond on Saturday at $100,000. Workers charged with stealing wire FORT LAUDERDALE Workers at a construc tion site for the new FBI headquarters in South Florida have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in copper wire. The three men work for a subcontractor at the site in Miramar, west of Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald reports that they added unnecessarily large amounts of electrical wire needed for the job, then got caught trying to sell the extra for more than $23,000. A complaint filed in federal court says the FBI learned of the scheme through a confidential informant. The three men were each granted $150,000 bail at a hearing this week and will be arraigned at a later date. The new FBI building off Interstate 75 is sched uled to open in fall 2014. Mayors arrest uncovers scandal SWEETWATER Until federal agents began swarming over the city the past several months, Sweetwater seemed as nondescript as its City Hall a three-story concrete box surrounded by work ing-class homes and an auto repair shop, tamale stand and passport office down the street. Now, the tiny West Miami-Dade city is quickly becoming famous for something other than its perennial flooding prob lems and the quirky fact that it was founded by Russian circus midgets. The citys disgraced mayor and a lobbyist crony both convicted last month in federal court admitted pocketing $60,000 in kickbacks after getting nailed in an FBI sting operation. But the bust only scratched the surface of a culture of cor ruption that has infested City Hall, which is shared by Sweetwater officials and the police department. Federal agents are try ing to unravel the tangled tentacles of ex-Mayor Manny Maronos asso ciation with a towing com pany, in which he has been a suspected silent partner. The citys no-bid, verbal agreement with Southland The Towing Company, which state records show the mayor once owned, filled police coffers with wads of cash from fines funds controlled by the recently resigned police chief, a Marono ally. Some of that cash, deposited into a postal-type box inside the police department, was found to be missing. The arrangement also gave Sweetwater and the towing company the opportunity to sell dozens of seized cars at auction. And it gave some police officers the chance to take joy rides in luxury vehi cles, including an ultrasleek Porsche Panamera. Couple killed crossing US 1 MALABAR Authorities say a central Florida couple died after being struck by a car while walking across U.S. 1 in central Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 77year-old Carl Burch and 70-year-old Mary Burch were crossing the street Thursday night when they were hit. Both died at the scene, and the cars driver sustained minor injuries. There are no crosswalks or traffic lights in the area of the crash. No charges were imme diately filed. The crash remains under investigation. NEWTOWN I n the moment, Newtowns children became our own. Staring at photographs of their freckled faces, hair tucked into barrettes and baseball caps, a country divided by politics, geography, race, class and belief was united in mourn ing. And as their deaths confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence, there were calls to turn that shared grief into a collective search for answers. These tragedies must end, President Barack Obama said, two nights after the mass shooting left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. And to end them, we must change. Now, a year has passed. But the unity born of tragedy has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say the country needs stricter gun laws down since spiking last December but higher than two years ago. And the ranks of those who want easier access to guns though far fewer than those who support expanding gun control are now at their high est level since Gallup began asking the question in 1990. Even when the public found some common ground, widely supporting expanded back ground checks for gun purchases, lawmakers could not agree. In our towns, in our neighbor hoods, the discord is striking. In Webster, N.Y. where two firefighters were shot and killed last Christmas Eve an advocate of gun control is discouraged by the hostile response to his effort to get people to rethink old attitudes. In Nelson, Ga., each of two men who took oppo site sides in the debate over a local law requiring everyone to own a gun says the other side wont listen to reason. In Newtown, itself, a gun owner says the rush to bring the town together has left people like him marginalized. People are digging in. I wish people could come to a table and say we all want the same thing. We want our kids to be safe. Now how are we going to do that? says Carla Barzetti of Newtown, who backs her husbands support of fire arms ownership, yet feels personally uncomfortable around guns. I dont think the grown-ups are setting a very good example. LeBron James to co-star in comedy movie Ballers CHICAGO LeBron James is taking his game to the silver screen. The Miami Heat superstar con firmed reports before Thursdays game against the Chicago Bulls that he will co-star with Kevin Hart in the comedy Ballers. Hart plays the brother of an NBA star who gets a chance to prove himself at a fantasy basketball camp in Miami. James says the opportunity to work with Hart was a product of their friendship and mutual respect. He says the role is some thing I could relate to, as far as fantasy basketball and guys wanting to be basketball players who never had really had the great opportunity to be a professional athlete. Venezuelas president tightens grip on media CARACAS, Venezuela Even while Venezuelans endure their tough est economic crisis in 15 years of socialist rule, the opposition has been largely knocked from public view by what they claim is a government-led campaign to intimidate media outlets that give airtime to the opposition and the nations mounting woes. Between January and September, the number of attacks on journalists, cases of harassment and reports of censorship has risen 56 percent com pared with the first nine months of 2012, according to a complaint filed by press freedom groups in October to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Even more damaging has been the sale of several media outlets once critical of the government to owners who more closely follow the official line. Year after Newtown, gun rift deepens Wednesday: 6-9-11-31-44-25 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. 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JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Officially open for business and births Doctors and staff members from Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the hospitals new birthing center, which includes 14 rooms with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment. 2A Celebrity Birthdays Keyboardist Gregg Allman, from the Allman Brothers, is 66. Teri Hatcher, Desperate Houswives, is 39. Actor Ian Joseph Somer halder, Boone Carlyle from LOST, is 35. Artist Nikki Minaj is 31. NBA star Dwight Howard, now playing for the Houston Rockets, is 28. Thought for Today Scripture of the Day That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:10 Dont be pushed by your prob lems. Be led by your dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3A 3A HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Flip Flops 25% off (in stock) Mens Womens Childrens ALL NOTICE OF MEETING ADVISORY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY Lake City, Florida. City Clerk By TONY BRITT A school project that began as Summers Elementary students sought knowledge about space and stars turned out to be a community unifying project where everyone increased their knowledge about the galaxy. The school on Thursday held Space Night, which more than 1,000 people attended to learn about the final frontier. The reason we wanted to do this for our school is we knew our children wouldnt have the oppor tunity to get this hands on experience and in look ing at our science standards, space is covered in VPK through fifth grade, said Dianna Swisher, a Summers Elementary School teacher. Summers Elementary School fifth graders, along with fifth graders across the state, are required to take the science portion of the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), which includes questions dealing with space and astronomy. Twenty-two percent of the science FCAT is based on space, Swisher said. As a school wide unit this is something they can continually build on as go through each grade. The program coincides with a stateand nation wide push to bolster learning in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. The Space Night activities took place from 5 8:30 p.m. Thursday and more than 1,000 people attended, including every member of the schools faculty. The exhibits the audience and students viewed were in the schools physical education area and the all-purpose building. In addition a planetarium was set up there. This was such a big undertaking for our school, Swisher said. We have a new principal this year and she is very science-based and she is leading our school in that science strong direction. It was an amazing turnout for summers for community out reach. This project has been a culmination of the whole school coming together, said Amy Stanton, Summers Elementary School principal. This was absolutely a different way for a community to come together with science. The planetarium was a 25x25 foot exhibit that was 10-feet tall. It showed a night in the sky, including the moon phases as seen from earth. The exhibitor was flown in from Texas to lead the demonstration and also answered questions from students and the audience afterward. The demonstration lasted approximately 20 minutes per show. It was supposed to conclude at 8:30 p.m., but he did demonstrations until 9 p.m. because so many people wanted see it, Swisher said. They waited in line for more than an hour to see it. Each class did a science project and judges were brought in to determine who had the best space project from each grade level. Stanton promised to reward the student winners, as well as their teachers, by offering them a Snow Day where she teaches the science lesson. Im a science girl and when we were talking about doing a big community event, we thought that space is something highly covered in all of our grades that the kids learn from pre-school to fifth grade and on, Stanton said. We thought why not do this on parent involvement night. It was unbelievable. Its a family and sibling affair: Shavor and Aniyah Weston are seen at Summers Elementarys Space Night on Thursday. LEFT: A space planetarium was part of the education and excitement on Thursday. BELOW LEFT: Mal Henson prepares to launch a rocket at the Space Night event at Summers Elementary. COURTESY PHOTOS ABOVE LEFT: Dianna Swisher poses in a piece of art and looks like an astronaut in space. ABOVE: Space night participants. Kameron Couey dressed up as an astronaut. Heather Geibieg aka Mrs. Frizzle with 1st grade daughter Katy Lyn Geibieg stand in front of the moon rover. Space Night was out of this world


I n his prime years as an art-ist, the oh-so-refined fine arts community derided Norman Rockwell as a corny chroni-cler of middlebrow American life. His realistic paintings, meticu-lously drawn from life, were in almost prissy contrast to the fero-cious abstractionism of the time. Worse, his paintings told stories that could be termed “heartwarm-ing,” and his preferred outlets were the glossy -and well paying -mass circulation magazines of those pre-TV days, particularly the Saturday Evening Post for which he did 322 covers. He did not fit the popular stereotype of the struggling, tor-mented artist. Indeed, he lived a comfortable life in New England frequently using his fellow towns-people as models. On Wednesday, three of his better known paintings came up for auction. “Saying Grace,” a 1951 oil of an elderly woman and presum-ably her grandson saying grace before lunch in a blue-collar diner, sold for $46 million, a record price for an American auction. Two other paintings, “The Gossips,” a 1948 Post cover, and “Walking to Church,” a 1953 cover, sold for $8.45 million and $3.2 million respectively. ... Rockwell consciously avoided controversial or unpleasant sub-jects although one notable exception is “The Problem We All Live With,” a brave little six-year-old black girl, in her best dress, being escorted to an all-white school in 1950 by four towering federal marshals. A smashed tomato lies at the foot of the wall behind them on which the word “nigger” can be partially discerned. The painting was hung in the Clinton White House and Ruby Bridges was there to see it installed. It was too bad that Rockwell, who died in 1978, couldn’t have been there to paint the scene. OPINION Sunday, December 8, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: ‘Unprovoked and dastardly’ Q Scripps Howard News ServiceCelebrating the farm-city relationshipThink Lake City First when you shop S tores in Lake City saw decent crowds moving about, shopping and spending money on Saturday. That’s a good thing for our local economy. It doesn’t hurt that we’re in the midst of an 80-degree weekend. It was perfect weather to be out and about in town. It’s important we all shop at home as much as possible – during the holidays and every day during the year. Everyone goes out of town for retail recreation from time to time and that’s normal. We all do it occa-sionally. But, it’s important to focus on the importance of the local busi-nesses in Lake City. The money we spend at home is taxed locally. The profit earned by local businesses “turns over” in our community. That means the money is used by business owners to make other purchases of goods and services. It also means your money spent in our community is directly linked to jobs. Local commerce creates – and more importantly – maintains part-time and full-time jobs. If retail business-es lose commerce to other towns, there are no new positions created and many times downsizing occurs. Some studies say every dollar spent in a small community turns over within that community seven times. Other studies claim five times. It is significant, so Think Lake City First! Try to avoid Internet shopping. When you spend money at Internet sites, whether a retail site or a conglomerate, you really damage our local economy. When is the last time an Internet site sponsored a local sports team? Or a student activity? Or a community event? Your locally owned and operated businesses do all three of these things and they are asked frequent-ly for donations. Local businesses cannot support our community if we don’t support them. You can find most things you need right here in Columbia County. Shop here when you can. You’ll have a pleasant experience and you’ll run into people you haven’t seen in a while. Make the most of a pleasant experience.FOOD DRIVE ASSISTANCEThe Lake City Reporter’s Sixth Annual Community Food Drive enters its final week this week. We’ve had very good support from our readers and friends who have brought a lot of canned goods and dry goods to our office downtown. We need a strong effort this week to reach our Community Food Drive goal. If you can spare it, please bring canned goods or boxed dry goods to our office dur-ing normal business hours. We’re at 180 E. Duval St., across from the courthouse. No glass containers, please. All of the items collected during our Community Food Drive will be delivered to the Florida Gateway Food Bank. The Food Bank needs all the help it can get during this time of year and we’re asking our readers and business partners to help. The items collected and donated through this Food Drive are earmarked to help less fortunate families in Columbia County with Christmas dinner. The food you donate through us stays here at home. Thanks in advance for your generosity and may you be blessed during this Christmas season. S eventy-two years ago yesterday, at 7:53 a.m., the Japanese began their attack on Pearl Harbor, killing 2,335 servicemen and 68 civil-ians, and wounding 1,178 others. Seventy-two years ago today, on Dec. 8, 1941, at 12:30 p.m., President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the following address to Congress. Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversa-tion with its government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. ... It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii fro m Japan makes it obvious that the attack was delibera tely planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has delibe rately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu. Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya. Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands. Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island.And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island. Japan has therefore undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opin-ions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation. As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense, that always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premedi-tated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory. I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only d efend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very ce rtain that this form of treachery shall never again endan ger us. Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph. So help us God. I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire. To the Editor: During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, most of us gather with our families and reflect upon our many blessings. One of those blessings is a nutritious and abundant food supply produced by our farmers and ranchers. We also benefit from other agricultural products used to produce the clothing, housing, medicines, fuel and other products we use on a daily basis. These basic necessities are available to us because of a broad partnership of farmers and ranch-ers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers. The collaboration of these members of our society helps maintain our standard of living. As the president of the Columbia County Farm Bureau, I would like to encourage local residents to pause for a moment this holiday season and consider the abundance available to us. Such abundance includes more than consumer products. In Columbia County we depend upon agriculture and related enterprises. Based on a 2010 study, agriculture and related industries generated 6,800 jobs and annual revenues of $300,000,000 in Columbia County. These benefits help maintain a stable foundation for our local economy. Neither the farm nor the city can exist in isolation. Our interdependence creates jobs, markets and relationships that build our economy and support our collective security. As we look back at Thanksgiving and look forward to Christmas, I urge your readers to remember the Farm-City relationships that have allowed us to create an exceptional quality of life for all Floridians. We also thank you for helping us celebrate the recently observed Farm-City Week as we give thanks, throughout the year, for all that we enjoy. Charlie CrawfordPresidentColumbia County Farm Bureau LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Q Tampa Tribune Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Once derided, Rockwell sets a record4AOPINION


LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 5A5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at meetingThe Tuesday, Dec. 10 Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board meeting has been cancelled.Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework pro-gram with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. TodayGospel concertThe end of the year Gospel Concert featuring “The Legendary Jackson Southernaires” will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Ernest Courtoy Civic Center, 1129 NW 4th St. in Jasper. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more infor-mation, call Missionary P. Jefferson at 386-792-3247.Karaoke with MarkVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing Karaoke with Mark on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served. The event is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. Dec. 9Christmas partyThe Women’s Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet at 5:30 p.m. on December 9 for our annual Christmas party. Please bring a wrapped White Elephant gift and a finger food to share. Information at 386-752-4198 or 386-755-0522.Dec. 10PSAThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-6 p.m. The semi-nar will be moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know about Medicare; when to enroll; what is covered, and wheth-er or not a supplement is needed. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107Dec. 11Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club on Brandford Highway. The program will be “Lots of Christmas Fun and Friendship.” Ten dol-lar gifts will be exchanged. You must bring one to get one. Games, singing and a special guest will also be a part of the fun. Friends and families welcome. The 50/50 ends at 11:45 a.m.; price is $11. Call Pinky Moore at 752-4552 with questions. Senator RubioIf you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubio’s staff will be available to meet you at the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9-10:30 a.m. Fundraising CampaignUnited Way of Suwannee Valley will conduct its December community fund-raiser campaign report lun-cheon at Colmbia County Senior Services’ LifeStyle Enrichment Center at noon on Dec. 11. The cost of the luncheon is $12 per per-son. Reservations for the luncheon may be made by contacting the United Way office at 386-752-5604 x 102 by December 6.Dec. 12DAR meetingThe Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meet-ing on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a. m., at the Wilson Rivers Library on the Florida Gateway College campus. Christine Boatwright, librarian at the Wilson Rivers Library, will be the guest speaker. All visitors are welcomed to attend. For more informa-tion, please call 752-2903.Regional PlanningNorth Central Florida Regional Planning Council will meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 NW Commerce Boulevard. Dinner will be at 7 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. House Representative Halsey Beshears will be the guest speaker. Please let Carol Laine know if you will be attending. 352-95-2200 x134 Tea Party meetingThe North Central Florida Tea Party will hold its monthly meet-ing on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. Constitutional attor-ney KrisAnne Hall will be the guest speaker, speak-ing on “Restoring Liberty for Future Generations. For more information about KrisAnne, go to For more information about the upcoming meeting, call John at 386-935-1705 or Sharon at 386-935-0821.Dec. 13Class reunionThe Columbia High School classes of 49, 50, 51, 52, and 53 are having a class reunion on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason City Community Center. Anyone from those CHS classes is welcome to come. Please bring a cov-ered dish to share. FundraiserThe Woman’s Club of Lake City is having a fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 257 SE Hernando Ave. The menu items will be chicken and dumplings, southern greens, carrot/apple/raisin salad and a brownie. You can dine in or carry out — or get your meal delivered. Cost is $6 per plate. Call Jan at 961-3217 for more information. Proceeds go to the Woman’s Club mis-sion for building renova-tion and local charities.Top Talent ShowThe first round of the 10th Annual Columbia Top Talent show will be on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a dance after the show with DJ Nelson in the multi-pur-pose room.Dec. 14Wreaths Across AmericaAmerican Legion Post 57 is participating in “Wreaths Across America,” a nation-wide ceremony to honor veterans. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Wreaths can be sponsored at the national website,, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information.Breakfast with SantaHoliday Inn & Suites is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast includes scram-bled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and a waffle station. Adults: $9.95 +tax, kids aged 3-12: $4.95 +tax. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386-754-1411.Live RecordingBlazian Productions presents Minister Derrick McAlister and the Anointed Voices of Praise live record-ing on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., recording begins at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, VIP seat-ing is $20. Featured guests include Shady Grove mass choir. For more information please call 386-758-2964. Cans & CoversRockstar Lounge, 723 E Duval Street, presents Cans & Covers on Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission for the event is one new or gently-used blanket or three canned goods. All proceeds will go to our local United Way and will be given to needy families in Columbia and surrounding counties. The event will feature live music with The Kris Ritchie Band, Jan Milne, Kameron Hunt and more. Comedian Matt Watts will be the spe-cial guest.Open HouseCreative Ideas Salon, 819 SW Alachua Ave., will host a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4-7 p.m. There will be refreshments. A door prize/draw-ing will be a part of the evening’s festivities. Come learn about this new busi-ness and meet the won-derful employees. Contact Georgia at 438-8488 for more.Dec. 16UDC meetingUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, will have their monthly meeting on Dec. 16 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval St. Andy’s Boys Barbershop Quartet will be the enter-tainment for the meeting. The group is made up of representatives from four local churches. The buf-fet will be served after the meeting. Cost is $9 for meal, cost for drink is extra. Reservations not required. For more, contact Linda Williams at 386-454-2580.Renewal ServiceHosted by the Hospice of the Nature Coast, a renew-al service will be offered to the public on Monday, Dec. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The memorial service is an interactive, non-denomina-tional service of remem-brance and hope. There will be encouraging words, musical interludes, a time of sharing, refreshments and community fellow-ship following the service. The Renewal is provided as a community service and is offered to all at no charge. For information or to register (by December 12th) contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411.Dec. 21Christmas ExtravaganzaB&S Combs Elks Lodge will be hosting its Christmas Extravaganza for the kids on Dec. 21, 2013 from 12-4 p.m. at B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washington St. Please contact Carlos Brown at 386-288-6235 for more information. Christmas partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. We’ll provide fin-ger foods, you bring your friends and we’ll all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 25Christmas dinnerMerry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas dinner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The dinner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterServing with SantaCandace Trichler (from left) gives a donation to the Salv ation Army bell ringer program as Santa Claus helps P ayton Hammond and Jeramiah Hammond make donations. Santa ran g the Salvation Army bell in front of the local Walmart fro m 24 p.m. Saturday. NOTICE OF MEETING ADVISORY BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Advisory Beautification Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend either of the meetings described above.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid/services for either of the meetings identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please )439')99.+/9='3'-+7>8,,/)+'9r AUDREY E SIKES, MMC. City Clerk


6A on their December 3, 2013 Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new location 1270 East Duval Street would like to congratulate Joy Lizotte, CPA., LCC1270 East Duval Street(386) 752-4005Joy Lizotte, CPA., LCCJoy Lizotte, CPA., LCC company laid off 250 work-ers last week and planned to cut 100 more once the plant shuts down for good.What goes on here?“There are two sulfuric acid plants, a phosphoric acid plant and various other plants in here,” Williams said. “We take phosphate rock, about one millimeter in size, and put it in a reactor and mix it with sulfuric acid. You blend that, you agitate it, and what you have is this paste-like substance you run through a filter. That extracts the phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid made from phosphate rock is the basic building block for phosphate you’d find in fertilizer. We process and concentrate it and ship it to fertilizer manufacturers.” If you’ve ever seen a bag of fertilizer, you may recognize a series of three numbers separated by dashes, such as 10-1010. These represent the relative values of nitrogen, phosphorus and potas-sium—the three essential soil nutrients for plant life—found in the fertilizer. Phosphate is naturally abundant below certain areas of Florida’s topsoil because it derives from bygone geological ages when the state was cov-ered by oceans. “In many cases you wind up with phosphorus being consolidated in one point as the ocean dries up,” Williams said. “As geologic time takes place, it gets filled in and covered up.” Some of the phosphate deposits even derive from ancient sea creatures such as megalodons, great white sharks and dugongs. While phosphate deposits are finite, Williams predicted the layoffs and decreased production would extend the lifespan of the phosphate mine about five more years. He didn’t expect resources on site to run dry for at least 15 more years.Investing locallyThe company also places a large emphasis on being an active part of the local community. “Part of our corporate philosophy is to give back to our communities,” Williams said. “To us, it’s not enough to be in the community. We want to be part of it... We earn the right to mine and do what we do each and every day. If we don’t hold ourselves to the high-est standards and be good environmental stewards...people will be concerned about us. That’s why one of our prime corporate goals is no harm to the people or environment.” According to Williams, PotashCorp-White Springs has a goal to do 60 percent of its purchases for capital maintenance with local vendors. He estimated the company spent $30 million in the tri-county area—$8 million in Hamilton County—on things like landscaping services and automobile maintenance in 2013 alone. In addition, they’re also active contributors to local organizations such as Florida Gateway College, United Way, Boys and Girls Scouts and more. In the mean time, PotashCorp will continue to develop its phosphate resources for use in fer-tilizers that are in high demand worldwide as human population, and agricultural demand, increase everyday. “We feel good about what we do because we are engaged in a global undertaking to feed the world,” Williams said. “We always tell our workers, no matter what they do, that they’re part of a great mis-sion to feed the world.” teacher,” Huddleston said. Instructional personnelFDOE began issuing payments as early as July 2013 on a semi-monthly schedule through the Florida Education Finance Program. Porter said she intended for teachers to receive the raises sooner, rather than later. As vice chair of the Florida House of Representatives’ Education Committee, she has been following the issue closely. “If you think about it, it’s the instructional personnel that are held accountable for the performance of the students,” Porter said. “The intention was to reward teachers for the work they are doing. ... If the districts want to give bonuses or pay raises to non-instructional personnel, that’s fine. But to take it out of the money that was intended for instruc-tional personnel was not our goal. Our goal was for those dollars to go to teachers.” According to Columbia Teachers Association presi-dent Kevin Doyle, county teachers held the 55th low-est payscale in the state in 2011. However, even with the teacher salary increas-es promised by the govern-ment, the county’s salary and benefits will continue to decline from what they were two years ago. Since the economic crash, teachers in Columbia County have missed sever-al expected salary increas-es in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Doyle said there’s no guar-antee there will be a salary increase next year. “If you miss salary steps 60 percent of the time, then you aren’t making what you expected to make and you have no control over rising insurance cost,” he added. “You’re take-home pay real-ly takes a hit. ... Every time we’ve lost money in the past, we walked away peacefully and said we understand the district’s having a difficult financial time.” Added administrationDespite the financial woes, Doyle believed the two parties had reached an agreement on Nov. 18 for slightly more than the union had been asking for. However, he said the district returned saying the agree-ment didn’t work because there were no savings. According to Doyle, the dis-trict wants to eliminate sick leave payout for new teach-ers if they leave the district before retirement. “For the money to be held up for savings they might get in 2020 is absurd,” Doyle said. “I think the intent was clear from the Governor that the money was going to help. It’s been very difficult for teachers in this county with insurance going up.” Doyle added that over the summer, the school dis-trict added administrators, increasing yearly salary fig-ure by $308,810. “If the reserve fund is so low, you have to ques-tion why they would com-mit themselves to almost a million dollars over the next three years,” he said. “When you see Jackson county settling in June and give all the money to teach-ers... when you see all the money spent on adminis-tration over the summer, it makes you wonder whether they value teachers in this district or not.” Even though the money was intended for teachers, the legislation had to be flex-ible with the wording on how districts distribute the funds to avoid interfering with collective bargaining agreements, Porter added. Because of the leeway, districts have been able to negotiate different pay plans than what was intended by the State of Florida. The local teacher’s union does not agree with a proposal to give funds to non-instruc-tional personnel, Porter said, because of the state’s desire to use the extra budget money to reward teachers. “To an extent, it frustrates me that it may go where it’s not intended,” she continued. Not a one-time bonusThe salary increase comes as the Columbia County School District struggles to right a spi-raling financial situation. Since the raises are not a one-time bonus, they will add expenditures to the district’s monthly bills. However, Huddleston believes the state will con-tinue to cover the added cost in raises issued throughout Florida. “At this point in time, it’s my belief the $480 million will be included once again,” he said. “It would put us in a deeper hole than what we’re trying to dig out of right now [if they didn’t.] That would be true for every dis-trict in the state.” Already 34 out of 67 Florida districts across the state have finalized payments for teacher pay raises through the FDOE, including Baker, Union, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie and Gilchrist. An additional 14 districts have finalized negotiations for the teacher pay raises, such as Alachua, Polk, Lake and St. Johns. Columbia County remains among the 19 that have not made a final deci-sion. Governor Scott said in a prepared statement on Wednesday, “I would like to congratulate all of the Florida school districts who have finalized a well-deserved pay raise for our hard-work-ing teachers, including the eight additional districts who have finalized agreements. We are proud to continue to recognize teachers who are the backbone of our class-rooms.” • Thomas Ward —Alachua County Public Schools CFO, Florida Auditor General’s Office Lead Senior Auditor; • Terry Suggs —Keystone Heights City Manager, Alachua County Operations Supervisor; • Jason Streetman —Owner of Professional Planning/Recruitment Consulting Firm The Soque Group, Habersham County, Ga. Planning and Building Director, Director of Economic Development for Phenix City, Ala.; • Daniel Austin —Legislative Assistant to Senator Geraldine Thompson and Representatives Steve Perman and Mary Brandenburg, Campaign Manager for Tom Gustafson, Bill Graham, Pete Brandenburg and Mary Brandenburg; • Melissa Olin —Third Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney; • Charles Meyers —Business Administrator and former Executive Undersheriff of Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, N.J.; • Danny Lucas —Town Administrator of Estill, S.C., City Manager of Sylvester, Ga. and Hahira, Ga. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 COURTESYAn aerial view of the PotashCorp–White Springs facility. PCSContinued From 1A RAISESContinued From 1A By the numbersSTATEWIDE34 of 67 districts have nalized payments14 of 67 have nalized negotiations19 districts, including Columbia, still negotiating COLUMBIA COUNTY720 district-employed teachers seeking $2,500 raises$1,651,417 allocated to county from FDOE$91, 662 goes to charter schools $2,166 remains per fulltime instructional employee APPLICANTSContinued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT /Special to the ReporterCCSO makes arrest at mallColumbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Kosko, counts mon ey as other deputies search a vehicle at the Lake City Mall. One person from the vehicl e had a warrant and was arrested, according to officials on scene. Suwannee River Water meeting to be TuesdayFrom staff reportsThe Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meeting is to consider District business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, real estate and other various matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visit-ing the District’s website: All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public.


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Columbia Path to Anywhere II jacket with Omni Shield Orig. 150.00, Now 99.99 Imported % OFF EXTRA 20 senior DAY Limited exclusions 1 5 % o ff LIMITED EXCLUSIONS A B Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 7A TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Debbie Paulson, director of the Columbia County Library, sealed 20 items including a Walmart circular, library card, menus for local restaurants and a cell phone into a stainless steel canister time capsule to be put on display at the library until its opened 25 years from now. By TONY BRITT Items that are popular today most likely wont be in style 25 years from now. Nonetheless, people who live in Columbia County a quarter century from now will be able to see todays popular items by viewing those artifacts in a time capsule that was sealed this weekend. Saturday afternoon Debbie Paulson, Columbia County public library director, closed a time capsule containing several local trendy pieces that will be opened in 25 years. The time capsule will be kept at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library in a display case until its opened. Stowing the time capsule was the grand finale of the Viva Florida 500 program, through the Florida Department of State. The closing of the time capsule concludes a year of activities at the library celebrating Floridas history, culture and diversification. Earlier in the year a committee deter mined what items would be placed in the stainless steel canister, where it would be placed and how long it would be sealed. Saturday afternoon 15 residents attended a 20-minute ceremony and brief reception where more than 20 items were placed in the canister. The first item placed in the canister was a Walmart advertising circular; the final item added was a cellphone. Other items placed in the canister included photographs, a T-shirt, a Florida Gateway College first bachelor of Science in nursing class of 2013 commencement program, a library card and neck wallet and menus from Lake City restaurants that opened in 2013. Libraries in each of the states 67 coun ties were slated to seal time capsules through the Viva Florida 500 promotion. Tucked away for 25 County library director seals up time capsule. As warm as it is, the snows still on its way By TONY BRITT It takes about three hours to make 30 tons of snow. However, when Snow Day rolls into Lake City, the hours of work behind the scenes quickly turns into priceless memories. Snow Day will take place 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, downtown in Olustee Park. Snow Day is going to be as big ever before if not big ger, said Dennille Decker, Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce executive director. This years event will fea ture multiple snow slides, 30 tons of snow, bounce houses, obstacle courses and slides, a rock climbing wall, live entertainment and food vendors. Attendees will be able to visit with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Busy Bee B&B is the title sponsor for Snow Day 2013. Theyre going to have lots of surprises just as they have had in years past, Decker said. They are going to be giving away gaming systems, cash, elec tronics and scooters. Every hour they are going to be giving something. The Chamber of Commerce for the fourth year is presenting Snow Day, but it would not be possible without the gener ous donation of our title sponsor, Decker con tinued. Snow Day is not an inexpensive event. Its about $15,000 to put on every aspect of Snow Day. The 2013 edition of Snow Day will begin 8 a.m. with a 5K race sponsored by Pro Motion Physical Therapy. We have a record num ber of runners, Decker said. As of right now we have 175 pre-registered runners. Pre-registration will be ongoing for $30 up to Dec. 11. On the day of the race, the registration fee is $35. One of the reasons that I think the race is so suc cessful this year with so many people participating is all because of the Get Fit Lake City project, Decker said. We have lots of busi nesses who are doing the race as a group and lots of the individuals who will be participating in the race are trying to get in some activity during the holiday season. The Snow Day festivities will end at 4 p.m. and the Christmas parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. More than 60 entries are expected to participate in the Christmas parade. The Snow Day event has grown from year to year since I first took over, Decker said. At one point we were worried would people show up and now the worry is where do we put all the people once they show up. We just ask that everybody come out and have some patience. Its going to be a day full of fun where you can sit back and enjoy the music, have some good food, play in the snow, your kids can bounce, but the best thing of all is its free. Its a truly unique experience you cant get anywhere else around. Chambers Snow Day is Saturday at Olustee Park. FILE Lake City resident Mia Ray gets a snowball to the head while making ammo for a snowball fight at last years Snow Day put on by the Chamber of Commerce.


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Breakfast full of facts and foodBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comPolice officer physical and mental well-being, gun issues, the Castle Doctrine, city crime sta-tistics, salary and police department grants were just a few of the topics discussed when Lake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore had breakfast with area residents Saturday morning. More than 120 people showed up at the First Apostolic Church of Lake City where Lake City Gilmore held her quarterly Breakfast With the Chief event. The church’s fellowship hall had a standing-room-only crowd as a cross section of the community attended the meeting to learn about the local police department. The Breakfast With the Chief event began at 10 a.m. and lasted nearly two hours. Gilmore chronicled and detailed local police department statistics and later answered questions from the public. She said although Lake City only has a population of about 12,000 residents, the police department con-siders the service popula-tion to be approximately 45,000 — people who work, live, play, eat or attend school within city limits. Gilmore said the department received 33,921 calls for service and did 3,500 business checks during the year. She said all those numbers aren’t often included in the reports issued from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that tracks crime statistics across the state. She said of the 466 cases assigned, 230 of the total cases were cleared, representing a 49 percent clearance rate.‘This is where we live’After explaining the statistics and duties of the department’s various divisions, Gilmore took questions from the audi-ence and one of the first questions asked was what does the department do to maintain the physical and mental welfare of an offi-cer who has gone through traumatic experiences. Questions later turned to when was it appropriate for officers to use deadly force and what are citizens’ rights when protecting their homes and loved ones. Debbie Shaw served food at the event but said she was impressed by the message delivered by Gilmore. “I did this for a sense of community and that was her (Gilmore’s) topic and I didn’t know it in advance,” Shaw said. “She talked about a sense of commu-nity that we’re all united. It isn’t whether you live in the city or county, it’s this is where we live and we should take responsibility where we live.” Judy MacGraff was attending her first Breakfast With the Chief event, but by the end of the morning, she had got-ten two applications to apply for the police depart-ments Citizens Police Academy. “The meeting was so informative,” she said. “Chief Gilmore is just an incredible speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I attended because I just wanted to know what was going on in the community as far as crimes, murders, etc. and what we can do about it. This is just some-thing that I’ve been want-ing to do.”Engagement with the community Officer Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department Crime Prevention Specialist, said there was a lot of good dialog between the audience and chief and she was able to answer several questions. Unfortunately with so many people in attendance Gilmore wasn’t able to address all the questions. Department representatives collected comment cards so remaining ques-tions can be answered at future meetings. Gilmore said the department is looking for other potential meeting hosts. “The reason we do these meetings is because it’s an engagement with the com-munity and an opportunity for anybody who lives in or near Lake City or comes to Lake City for any reason to come and have face time with the police chief to ask her the hard questions to find out why we do what we do,” Lee said. Following the meeting, Gilmore had individual vis-its with several people. “This was an awesome show of hospitality from First Apostolic Church for wanting to host this Breakfast With The Chief,” she said. “This is what the Breakfast With the Chief is all about — asking the hard questions — gun issues, community issues and all of those things, but we can talk about it together.”CCFD adds personnel, equipment and stationsBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County Fire Department is expand-ing by adding additional personnel, equipment and more stations as it improves its coverage of the area. During the week several new firefighters were intro-duced to the equipment dur-ing training sessions where they learned to drive and handle county fire depart-ment equipment. Lt. Josh Wehinger, Columbia County Fire Department public infor-mation officer, said sev-eral of the department’s new hires were working on EVOC — Emergency Vehicles Operations on Thursday. “The new recruits will just drive the course to make sure we are comfort-able with their understand-ing and control of the vehi-cle,” he said. The Columbia County Fire Department is hiring 22 new firefighters as the department expands and Thursday six of the new hires earned their mettle while driving fire depart-ment vehicles through an obstacle course. Some of the new hires will begin their jobs as Columbia County Firefighters on Monday. During the training, which was tested and evaluated by fire depart-ment personnel, the new hires had to drive three fire department vehicles — a brush truck, an engine and a tanker. All three are dif-ferent sizes with the tanker being the largest. The hires then spent time on a driver’s obsta-cle course, set up in the parking lot at the girls soft-ball area of the Southside Sports Complex. The drivers test included driving forward and back-wards, driving through a serpentine course in forward and reverse, parallel parking and drive through safety cones at different speeds. “It’s important that they get this training because we’re driving heavy vehi-cles and driving vehicles in emergency response situa-tions and we have to know they understand and are in full control of the vehicles,” Wehinger said. The training for the new firefighters continued Friday when new hires worked on extracation techniques to cut crash vic-tims out of vehicles. They practiced on wrecked cars at Columbia Auto Salvage. Columbia County Fire Department Lt. Scott McCauley said the new firefighters were practicing the techniques to learn the department’s extracation tools and equipment. During the training firefighters utilized hydrau-lic spreaders and cutters, saws, and airbags used to lift and stabilize cars. McCauley said the training was also important because it allowed the fire-fighters to be exposed to different vehicle types and sizes. “It’s a battle for us to try to keep up with all the new stuff coming out,” McCauley said. The training session, which began about 12:30 p.m. Friday, was slated to last at least four hours. The firefighters worked on their techniques on four cars and tore off the roof of some vehicles, rolled the dash boards in others, removed doors and cut away window posts. TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterArgatha Gilmore (standing), Lake City Police Department C hief of Police, reviews crime statistics during the Breakfast With the Chief event Saturday mo rning at First Apostolic Church. More than 120 people attended the event. Breakfast with the Chief drew large crowd Saturday.By the numbers33,921 calls for service 3,500 business checks 230 of 449 assigned cases were cleared49% clearance rate It isn’t whether you live in the city or county, it’s ‘this is where we live and we should take responsibility where we live.’— Debbie Shaw Bar Association gave baskets of bread, bananas and moreFrom staff reportsThe Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, comprised of judges and attorneys who live and regularly practice in Columbia and the surrounding counties partnered with Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. to create baskets of food for ten deserving families. Many of these families included young children, grandparents caring full-time for their grandchildren and elderly or disabled family members. Members of the local bar and Three Rivers employees donated money and non-perishable food items to put together the ten baskets. The money collected pur-chased enough food for a full Thanksgiving dinner plus additional meals. “We are grateful to our local bar for partnering with us to provide these baskets to deserving families within our circuit,” said Donna MacRae, Managing Attorney and Pro Bono director for Three Rivers. Over forty men, women and children benefited from the baskets prepared and given away. COURTESY PHOTOS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia County fire fighter Cody Cannon learns the prop er technique while extracting a victim from a wrecked ca r while using a spreader tool at Columbia Auto Salvage on Frida y.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 9A they look just like you and meTHEY’RE THE FACES OF HIVBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA white truck with portraits of four people on both sides sat in the Columbia County Courthouse parking lot Saturday morning with little to no fanfare. However, the inside of the truck contained an art exhibit that showed the faces of 10 Florida residents living with HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). The display was called the Faces of HIV exhibit and the mobile art display has been across the state promoting HIV/Aids awareness. The displays not only contained the portraits of HIV patients, but also their journals as they live life being HIV-positive. Ryan Morgan is a member of the street team initiative that travels across the state with the Faces of HIV exhibit, who invites people to the mobile exhibit. “The purpose of the exhibit is to raise awareness for HIV and try to break the stigma associated with the disease,” he said. “We travel to a lot college campuses and different events. A lot of people think HIV can’t affect just anybody or it’s a homosexual disease, but going inside the exhibit, they get to put a face with the disease and realize it comes from all walks of life. It can affect anybody at any time and we’re trying to promote education, testing and protection.” Morgan said by going to the exhibit, they hope that people will put a face with the disease, read the diaries and get a real feel for the disease, rather than just saying it’s someone else’s problem. The Faces of HIV art exhibit is on the road September May and this year began in Pensacola and is scheduled to conclude in Miami. “The tour is about touching every little town we can get into,” Morgan said. “The tour is about touching everybody and getting education out there.”TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMembers of the Faces of HIV street team initiative Ryan Morga n (from left), Dania Freeman and Carlos Freeman prepare fo r Saturday’s exhibit, while Tara Menendez, a public rel ations specialist with the tour, reads a diary written by an HIV-posi tive patient. Girl Scout Troop #1227 poses with the tables of food they purchased for Lad Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities. Representatives from the charities were at the troop’s meeting and discussed hunger issues with them before accepting the d onations of food and other items.Scouts shop for those in needFrom staff reportsAfter applying for and earning a grant from the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council who were part-nering with Winn Dixie, Troop #1227 offered to split their recently-award-ed grant money between the Lad Soup Kitchen and Lynn Causey at Catholic Charities. In late October, the girls from Troop #1227 held a food drive outside of Publix, passing out “wish lists” to entering custom-ers and collecting food as they exited the store. A wagon-full of food was donated to Lad Soup Kitchen as a result of that food drive, just in time for Thanksgiving preparations to begin. Early in November, the girls put the full extent of their grant money to work and headed to Winn Dixie to shop the day away. With $940 of the $1,000 grant remaining, and wish lists from the charities in hand, the troop split into four groups and headed down the aisles to search for the supplies requested. The Lad Soup Kitchen needed large supply items like pancake mix, syrup, grits, canned vegetables and fruit, paper towels, napkins, etc. The Catholic Charities backpack pro-gram requested items chil-dren could carry home and make themselves during the weekend. These items included instant oatmeal packets, peanut butter and jelly, granola bars, pop-tarts, pop-top soup cans for the microwave, etc. With all of the excitement and months of preparation, shopping was completed in just 20 minutes. The girls and parents headed to the check-out with nine grocery carts full of items for both groups. Teamwork came into play when the girls formed an assembly line to load the groceries onto the conveyor belt, back into the grocery carts, and finally into the cars once they got to the parking lot. The parents were wonderful checking out all the sales and doing comparison shopping to make sure we got the most for our money to help these deserving charities. On November 13, Minister Cleopatra Steele from the Lad Soup Kitchen, director of Steele Ministries, and Lynn Causey from Catholic Charities attended the Troop’s monthly scout meeting. In addition to the Winn Dixie purchas-es, the troop found them-selves with six huge boxes of donations from employ-ees/members of the Columbia County Bank. The purchased and donat-ed items were displayed on two over-flowing tables. Other miscellaneous items were collected from the Epiphany Catholic School and church member/troop member donations. They were able to provide a huge amount of food to these two groups. Lynn Causey was the first to receive the dona-tion and did a wonderful job explaining to the girls about childhood hunger and how one in five chil-dren go without food on the weekends. She asked them to imagine what they would feel like if they opened their cupboards or refrigerator and there were no snacks/food for them to eat. Minister Steele was also able to attend. She explained how she was called upon by God to cre-ate a soup kitchen in Lake City to help those in need. Lad Soup Kitchen was able to serve over 500 people at Christmas last year alone and their goal is to feed 550 people this year as well. Her church and its members are the primary source of funding for the kitchen and they need so much outside help. A week after the meeting, troop leader Dr. Patricia Bailey was noti-fied by Lisa Hutcherson of First Federal Bank of Florida that the troop had been awarded a $250 grant to use towards these chari-ties as well. Between this grant and donations from silent auction events at the Epiphany Catholic Church, Troop 1227 is able to help donate another $400 to both groups at Christmas this year. Street team is destroying the social stigma of HIV one event at a time.COURTESY PHOTOSNicole Storer from First Federal Bank of Florida presents T roop #1227 with a check for $250 to continue their support of the charities they’ve been wor king with this fall. This check, along with donations from silent auctions at Epiphany Catholic C hurch, enabled the troop to donate $400 to both the Lad Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities for the holiday season.


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 8, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS When John Peters was diagnosed with a form of cancer most doctors call incurable, he didnt know what his future would hold. At UF Health, Dr. Paul Okunie develops cancer treatments so precise that theyre changing whats possible for patients. The connection between John and Paul may be invisible, but its how we move medicine forward. UF Health and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. John may have never met Paul But were really glad his cancer did. A different culture By BRANDON FINLEY Perhaps no story has grabbed as much media attention as the bullying case with the Miami Dolphins this football season. As a player in high school, col lege and the NFL, current Columbia High head coach Brian Allen has a unique view on the case. The case for the Dolphins has to do with offensive lineman Richie Incognito using racial slurs and other bullying tactics against fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. The extent of what the terms were used for has not been diagnosed. The NFL is currently investi gating the case. Some say that Incognito was trying to motivate Martin, while others say that Incognito is simply a bully. Allen believes its part of the culture of the football locker room. From my point of view, I never viewed it as bully ing, Allen said. Its differ ent being around football my whole life. I dont know either individual, so its tough to evaluate based on their experiences. Its just different in football. Allen said that hes come to see some of the use of racial terms in his time as a coach including the time he spent in Orlando. It was a different cul ture and really hit home in Orlando, Allen said. It was kind of accepted. It wasnt just kids are black and white, but they were so many different cultures or races. The N-word was out there. Some places would allow it. Allen said he made sure that it wouldnt be allowed at Columbia. With our team, we made sure it was automatic push ups, no matter what race it was, Allen said. We havent had to deal with the problem, but I can be naive and say that it isnt out there. I can say that I am blessed and havent had to deal with it as a coach. Allen saw Incognito as someone with seniority and recognizes the fact that kind of atmosphere can exist in the NFL. I never viewed it as bul lying, Allen said. Its part of the learning. Youre a veteran and youre teach ing the underclassmen. Its just the way you learn and with my experience it never went overboard. Allen feels that Martin may have a hard time find ing a job in the NFL again after breaking the bond of teammates. Its going to be difficult for an organization to bring him in, Allen said. He threw everyone under the bus. It kind of gave the whole organization a black eye. Whether hes right, wrong or indifferent, its going to be tough for him. Allen believes at the end of the day that Incognito is getting a tough rap for his role. I think hes getting the bad end of the stick, Allen said. You listen to him and hes saying that he had Martins back more than anyone. You dont ever point to your own segment (of the team). Thats family. Thats part of the segment that makes the engine go. At the end of the day, you have to respect and love those JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia High head football coach Brian Allen speaks to members of the media earlier this year. Allen offers insight on racism, bullying in NFL. ALLEN continued on 2B


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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FS1 — Duke at Oklahoma ——— Monday MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FS1 — Manchester at Butler NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Columbus at Pittsburgh SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Hull City at Swansea CityFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 9 3 0 .750 322 261 Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 248 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 310 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 8 4 0 .667 285 274Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 267Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 10 2 0 .833 464 317Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PADallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 x-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Game Jacksonville 27, Houston 20 Today’s Game Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m.Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m.Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Boston at New York, 12 p.m.Miami at Detroit, 6 p.m.Orlando at Houston, 7 p.m.Indiana at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Denver at Washington, 7 p.m.Golden State at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Orlando at Memphis, 8 p.m.Portland at Utah, 9 p.m.Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 13 Oregon at Mississippi, 5 p.m.No. 24 San Diego State vs. Washington, 3:05 p.m.HIGH SCHOOLFootball playoffs State Championships At Citrus Bowl Class 1A Trenton 14, Blountstown 0 Class 2A Champagnat Catholic 14, Victory Christian 7 Class 3A Trinity Christian 34, Clearwater Central Catholic 7 Class 4A Miami Washington 40, Bolles 21 ——— State Semifinals Class 8A Apopka 45, Plant 29So. Dade 37, Palm Beach Gardens 10 Class 7A Dwyer 31, East Lake 24, OTNiceville 31, Kissimmee Osceola 30 Class 6A Armwood 35, Bartram Trail 28, 3OTMiami Central 28, Mainland 15 Class 5A Clay 40, Lakewood 38Plantation American Heritage 48, Lake Wales 16 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS ALLEN From Page 1B guys. I kind of like guys like that as a coach and player. You’ve got to find what it is in a guy that will make them twitch to play hard. He’s going to play aggressive and on fire. As a team, you don’t want the spotlight on you like that. You’re out there giving it your all for those guys. The only part I have a problem with is it might have been overboard with the racial tone. I can’t com-ment over what’s accepted in the locker room. I only know that it wouldn’t be accepted in my locker room, but that culture might be dif-ferent. He could have been trying to strike a fire with him.” PREP ROUNDUP First ‘W’ for Fort White boys soccerFrom staff reportsFORT WHITE — It is mercy no more for Fort White High’s boys soccer team. The Indians notched their first win of the season, 2-1, over Interlachen High at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday. At 9:55 of the first half, Fort White’s Brandon Shrum pounced on a tipped ball from a free kick by Logan Greenwald and ripped it into the back of the goal. It was the first lead of the season for Fort White’s boys team. The Indians made it stand up until halftime, then padded the lead at 34:52 of the second half. Josh Sharpe took a crossing pass from Chris Rodriguez and punched it in for a 2-0 lead. A swarming defense and a stellar game from goalkeeper Steve Giardina kept the visitors at bay. The Rams only goal came on a right-side run from Lennart Stover, whose deep shot creased the front post before finding the net. That was it until the Indians were able to storm the field in celebration. “It was nothing major I did,” coach Perry Sauls said. “All they have to do is believe in themselves. They have the talent, they just need someone to show the way.” Sauls moved to the boys team from heading up the girls, when the boys coach who started the season stepped down with a winless record. Pete Blanchard, who was an assistant for the girls, took over as head coach. The moves paid immediate dividends. In another district game at Newberry High on Thursday, the Lady Indians got a 4-2 revenge win for their second victory of the season. The girls lost, 4-0, against Interlachen, which was an improvement on their first meeting. Mallory Sealey scored all for goals for Fort White at Newberry. Kasey Blanchard had three assists and Taylor Miller had one. Fort White’s boys lost 30 to a Newberry team that had mercy-ruled them in the first meeting. The Lady Indians are 2-13-1 (2-8-1), while the boys are 1-12-0 (1-10-0). The teams host Eastside High at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.Fort White basketballFort White’s boys basketball team kept its road run going with a 76-47 win at Oak Hall School on Friday. Earlier in the week the Indians won at Suwannee High and at Columbia High. The Indians got scoring from eight players: Melton Sanders 17, Joe Powers 16, Chris Cottrell 13, Jalen Wyche 12, Quan Porter 6, Christian Helsel 5, Paul Perry 4, Tyler Velez 3. The Lady Indians lost 5227 at Trinity Catholic High on Friday in a re-match of last year’s first-round play-off game. The Fort White teams host Bradford High on Monday with the girls play-ing at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. Lady Tigers basketballColumbia fell, 56-20, in a district game at Gainesville High on Thursday. The Lady Tigers trailed 30-10 at the half and were never able to catch up. Akiria Richburgh led the Lady Tigers with five points in the game. Jazzlynn Williams and Lona Wilson added four points apiece. Lyric Boyd had three points and N’quai Harper had two points. The Lady Tigers (2-6) host Orange Park High at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Trinity Christian defeats Central Catholic in state championshipFrom staff reportsORLANDO — Isaiah Ford rushed for two touch-downs to lead Jacksonville Trinity Christian to a 34-7 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic in the Florida football Class 3A state championship game. Ford’s touchdowns came in the third quarter when the Conquerors broke open a scoreless game with 27 points. Ford needed just two carries to break the scor-ing drought as he raced for 58 yards around the left side. The Conquerors forced a turnover on the next drive and needed just one play for quarterback Jaquez Riles to hook up with Chris Barr for a 14-yard touchdown and a sud-den 14-0 lead. Clearwater Central Catholic had some nice drives in the second half but four of them ended with turnovers. The most costly turnover came late in the third quarter when quar-terback Jeff Smith fumbled and Deontai Williams recov-ered it and went 63 yards the other way to extend the Conquerors lead to 27-0. Ford finished with 102 yards on nine carries and Jalin Buie added 98 rush-ing yards and a touchdown for Trinity Christian. Smith finished with 143 passing yards and 92 rushing yards for the Marauders. FSU, Auburn roll on championship SaturdayAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and No. 1 Florida State stormed into the BCS national champion-ship game with a 45-7 vic-tory over 20th-ranked Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game. The Heisman Trophy favorite was 19 of 32 for 330 yards and set FBS fresh-man records for TD passes and yards passing in a sea-son two days after prosecu-tors decided not to press charges against him in a sexual assault case. Winston threw two touchdown passes to 6-foot-5, 234-pound receiver Kelvin Benjamin and ran for a 17-yard score to overcome two interceptions. Florida State’s defense was dominant, holding Duke (10-3) to 239 yards and forcing three turnovers to help the Seminoles (13-0) win their second straight ACC title. It was Florida State’s 12th win by at least 27 points. The Seminoles entered as 29-point favorites after out-scoring its opponents by an average of 43 points. Florida State outgained Duke 569-239. Winston struggled early with overthrowing receiv-ers and the Seminoles failed to score in the first quar-ter for the first time this season.Auburn 59, Missouri 42ATLANTA — If offense was the only requirement, Auburn would be a shoe-in for the BCS championship. Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touch-downs, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 vic-tory over No. 5 Missouri in a Southeastern Conference title game Saturday that looked more like a video game. Auburn (12-1) kept alive its hopes of playing for the national championship, though the Tigers would likely need either top-ranked Florida State or No. 2 Ohio State to lose in their conference title games, which began about the time Auburn was wrapping up the offensive shootout at the Georgia Dome. Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up the middle on a 13-yard TD that clinched the victo-ry with 4:22 remaining. He carried the ball a stagger-ing 46 times, even striking a Heisman pose on a night when his long-shot candi-dacy got a huge boost. Auburn finally stopped Missouri on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory, setting up Mason’s final score. Chris Davis broke up the pass, not quite as thrill-ing as his 109-yard return of a missed field goal to beat Alabama, but another huge play for the nation’s biggest turnaround team. Auburn, which was 3-9 a year ago and didn’t win a game in the SEC, claimed the title in its first year under coach Gus Malzahn. Ohio State lost 34-24 to Michigan State in the Big 10 championship to give Auburn a shot at the nation-al title.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3B3BSPORTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s DaKarry Rossin waits for Fort White High ’s Melton Sanders (22) and Joe Powers (23) to clear a pa th for a shot on Thursday. Monday Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball vs. Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Tuesday Q Columbia High girls soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High boys soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Eastside High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High soccer at Crescent City High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Thursday Q Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Columbia High, Newberry High, 4 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High girls basketball at Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Friday Q Fort White High soccer vs. Hamilton County High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Columbia High boys basketball at Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Saturday Q Fort White High boys basketball at Williston tournament, 1 p.m. Q Columbia High basketball vs. Palatka High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Indians on top in county clash JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High guard Dilan Hall (10) goes for a lay-u p against Fort White High on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Dilan Hall looks to score over Fort Wh ite High’s Melton Sanders (22). JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Christian Helsel (24) is fouled by Col umbia High’s DaKarry Rossin during the Indians’ 61-57 win in Lake City on Thursday. GAMES YOUTH BASKETBALL Leagues offered at Richardson Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is required. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old and pass a level 2 background check. A volunteer application form is required. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way. Cost is $45. For details, call 752-4184. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City online registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Q From staff reports BRIEFS


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 4BSportsRace is on for first draft pickBy BARRY WILNERAssociated PressForget the playoffs. There’s a highly competitive race going on at the bottom of the NFL stand-ings that could have as much impact on the franchises involved as winning a Super Bowl can have for the contenders. It’s the chase for top draft picks in what looks like a loaded year for prospects, assuming some of the top underclassmen come out. Need a quarterback, as the Jaguars, Vikings, Browns, Raiders and perhaps the Texans do? There should be several enticing choices, from Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater to Fresno State’s Derek Carr to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Searching for someone to protect that most prized commodity, as just about every team living in or near the cellar will be? Last April was the time for grabbing block-ers high in the draft, with three of the first four selections offensive tackles (Eric Fisher to Kansas City, Luke Joeckel to Jacksonville, Lane Johnson to Philadelphia). But next spring will offer Jake Matthews of A&M, whose blood lines are regal — his dad is Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews — and perhaps Cameron Erving of Florida State among other blue chippers. It would be difficult to pass up a pass-rushing demon such as South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, likely the top overall tal-ent in the 2014 draft class. The selection order won’t be set for weeks, although Houston will get the top spot if it loses out. Here’s how the nine teams most solidly in the mix for the No. 1 draft position figure to approach next May’s grab bag.HOUSTONThis has been a shocking downer of a season for the Texans, who went into it expecting to contend for the Super Bowl. They have lost 11 straight and have lost their way offensively, leading to coach Gary Kubiak being fired on Friday. So choosing a quarterback is a strong possibility unless Case Keenum catches fire in the final four games. The defense already is strong and has an All-Pro pass rusher in J.J. Watt. The Texans also will address their offensive line and running backs depth at some point.JACKSONVILLEAlso seriously in the QB derby are the Jaguars, who have soured on their No. 1 pick of 2011, Blaine Gabbert, and recognize that Chad Henne is a solid option as a backup. They’d also like a passer who is mobile, and their fan base would love a big-name signal call-er such as Manziel after the team emphatically ignored local hero Tim Tebow. But a big-time playmaker such as Clowney could be too enticing to pass up. Jacksonville also will address its offensive line issues again.MINNESOTABoth Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel are proving something: They are backup QBs. And with Josh Freeman basically having disappeared, though he probably will be in the mix in Minnesota next year, the Vikings will look seriously at Bridgewater, Carr, Manziel or other quarterbacks who come out early or impress them in workouts. The nice thing about whoever winds up behind center, he will have Adrian Peterson to hand off to.CLEVELANDThe Browns have been maneuvering for a top QB prospect ever since September, when they trad-ed 2012 first-round running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis. Nothing that has happened this season, not even Brian Hoyer’s short successful stint before wrecking his knee, has changed things. Look for them to pursue a top passer at almost any cost, then to address other offensive needs later on. Having two first-round picks provides some options.OAKLANDYet another team thinking quarterback, although perhaps not with as dire a need as the oth-ers. Oakland needs help pretty much everywhere on offense, but would love a shot at Clowney, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr or Alabama LB C.J. Mosley to bolster the defense. We all know if Al Davis still was around, a speed demon receiv-er would be the pick. First, the Raiders must figure out if Terrelle Pryor or Matt McGloin is the guy who can get the ball downfield.ST. LOUIS The Redskins never would have imagined getting RG3 could cost them a shot at Clowney as the Rams acquired their pick with part of the deal, but if they keep losing, their first-round choice might land the Rams the offense disrupter from South Carolina. St. Louis also will be in a strong position to trade up or down, then fill needs on the offensive line or with a big-body receiver to aug-ment Tavon Austin, someone like Mike Evans of A&M if he turns pro.TAMPA BAYQB Mike Glennon is a nice enough fit for now for the Bucs to look elsewhere, and they would snatch up Clowney or Barr for the defense if they can. But it’s the offense that needs the most help. So Matthews or another lineman, or possibly Clemson’s Sammy Watkins or another receiver, would likely be on Tampa Bay’s early-draft radar.ATLANTAOne team not searching for quarterback help, thanks to Matt Ryan. But keeping him upright and healthy has to be a major priority for a team that, when it has a full roster, is capable of a turnaround back into contention in 2014. So adding someone like Matthews, Erving, Cyrus Kouandijo of Alabama or Taylor Lewan of Michigan would make sense. But if Clowney still is on the board, GM Thomas Dimitroff would have trouble passing on him to bolster a mediocre pass rush.BUFFALOOn the verge of extending their non-playoff string to 14 sea-sons — hard to do in the NFL, where teams rarely stay bad for a few years, let alone more than a decade — the Bills could look to bolster the offense. Matthews or another lineman to protect EJ Manuel or a receiver such as Watkins would fit right in. Stanford claims Pac 12 title, UCF earns BCS game TEMPE, Ariz. — Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touch-downs in a dominating first half, leading Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a over Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game. Stanford (11-2) raced to a big lead Sept. 21 in its first game with Arizona State this season and had its way with the Sun Devils again early in the rematch, build-ing a 28-7 lead early in the second quarter. Gaffney did most of the damage, scor-ing on a 69-yard run on the Cardinal’s second play and a pair of 1-yard runs. Stanford consistently gouged Arizona State for big plays, racking up 517 yards to earn a shot at repeating as Rose Bowl champion. Kevin Hogan threw for 277 yards and a touchdown, Ty Montgomery scored two touchdowns and Stanford held Arizona State to 311 total yards to earn a spot in a BCS bowl for the fourth straight season. Arizona State (10-3) stumbled early for the sec-ond straight game against the Cardinal and never really recovered to spoil its Rose Bowl hopes. D.J. Foster accounted for 142 total yards and two touch-downs for the Sun Devils, who will likely play in the Holiday or Alamo Bowl instead of making their first trip to Pasadena since 1997.NO. 9 BAYLOR 30, NO. 23 TEXAS 10WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth. The final game in Baylor’s old stadium became a de facto Big 12 championship game after No. 6 Oklahoma State lost to Oklahome just before they kicked off in Waco. Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) had never even had a win-ning record in the Big 12 before coach Art Briles arrived six years ago. Now the Bears have their first 11-win season and their first outright title in any league since the 1980 Southwest Conference title when Mike Singletary called Floyd Casey Stadium home. Petty threw for 287 yards, with TDs to Antwan Goodley and Levi Norwood after a 3-3 halftime tie. Malcolm Brown ran for 131 yards for Texas (8-4, 7-2). Texas coach Mack Brown made joking references all week about being the only coach in America playing for a conference champi-onship while also shrug-ging off speculation that he could be replaced. Well, the intense speculation about Brown’s future is certain to increase now.NO. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE 33, NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 24STILLWATER, Okla. — Blake Bell threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders with 19 seconds left to help No. 18 Oklahoma spoil rival Oklahoma State’s Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hopes. Bell, playing in place of an injured Trevor Knight, led the Sooners (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) on the winning 66-yard drive — going 5 of 8 for 57 yards. Eric Striker ended the game by recovering a fum-ble for a touchdown for Oklahoma. Desmond Roland led No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2) with 144 yards rushing and accounted for three touchdowns. NO. 15 UCF 17, SMU 13DALLAS — Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns and UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU in front of just a few hundred fans who braved an ice storm. With the school’s first BCS berth secured with Louisville’s win at Cincinnati on Thursday night, the Knights were sluggish before recovering for a school-record eighth straight win and the out-right title in the first year of the American Athletic Conference. Dolphins, Steelers trying to find way into AFC playoffsBy WILL GRAVESAssociated PressPITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s sideline two-step against Baltimore on Thanksgiving night did more than just earn the Pittsburgh Steelers coach a $100,000 fine and a smudge on his otherwise well-polished resume. It also overshadowed the perilous position his team found itself in after a 22-20 loss. When Ben Roethlisberger’s 2point conversion attempt smacked off Emmanuel Sanders’ hands and fell incomplete, what little margin for error the Steelers (5-7) had entering December vanished. A loss to the equally enigmatic Dolphins (6-6) on Sunday would doom the Steelers to a second straight non-winning season for the first time this millennium and give the team an early start on an offseason filled with questions to which there are no read-ily apparent answers. A win would keep the future at bay a while longer. Four straight to end the regular season could change the conversation entirely. “This is our playoff game right here,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s been that way the last couple weeks, and it’s going to keep being that way until the end.” Miami finds itself in better position, but only slightly. The Dolphins, whose season has been pockmarked by accusations of bullying that make’s Tomlin’s misstep look comical, have won two of three. They did so behind a defense playing with a kind of snarl that has taken some of the pressure off second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Dolphins are tied for fifth in the league in sacks (37) and ninth in points allowed. Miami held the New York Jets to a field goal in a 23-3 romp last week while getting to quarter-backs Geno Smith and Matt Simms four times, including three sacks by defensive end Olivier Vernon. “It’s been a collective effort by the entire defensive guys,” Miami coach Joe Philbin said. “I think everybody ribs everybody, but I think as long as we get the quarterback on the ground I don’t think anybody really cares who gets it.” Only Tom Brady and Drew Brees have found a way to score more than 23 points against the Dolphins this season. And while Roethlisberger is hardly a slouch, he’ll also be play-ing behind an offensive line that will have its sixth starting combination on the season after center Fernando Velasco tore his Achilles tendon and is lost for the year. “That’s been a thing since I’ve been here,” running back Jonathan Dwyer said. “We have trouble keep-ing guys healthy, but we have belief that whoever is out there it going to be able to make plays when the time comes.” Five things to keep an eye on as the Dolphins search for their first win in Pittsburgh in 23 years:WALLACE’S HOMECOMING Miami wide receiver Mike Wallace spent four seasons in Pittsburgh, developing into one of the league’s top deep threats and making the Pro Bowl in 2011. What Wallace didn’t get, however, was a long-term con-tract from the Steelers, at least not one he wanted to sign. He took $60 million and fled to Miami last spring, and for all the thrills he provided, he has no doubt what Heinz Field is going to sound like when his No. 17 flashes onto the video board. “I don’t think everything ended on the highest note,” Wallace said. “I know between myself and the orga-nization, we all know what the deal was, so I am good with it.”TOMLIN’S TANGOTomlin called his foray onto the field against the Ravens when he nearly tripped Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder.” He stressed it wasn’t intentional and remains adamant it will not provide a distraction. “The only thing we can control is our preparation and, ultimately, our play this week,” he said. “That’s the now and what’s immediately ahead of us. I try to relay that sentiment and attitude to our team, and I think it’s something they embrace.”CORRALING CLAYThe rapid development of thirdyear tight end Charles Clay has given Tannehill more options when defens-es turn their attention to Wallace and Brian Hartline. Clay’s next score will give him as many this season as he had in his first two seasons combined. He’ll be facing a defense that has struggled at times against talented tight ends and will start two rookies at linebacker.SNOW GLOBEThe early forecast for Sunday is a wintry mix of sleet and snow with tem-peratures hovering around the freez-ing mark. It sounds nearly as nasty as Miami’s last trip to Pittsburgh, which was played in a monsoon on a field that looked more like a slip-and-slide. The Steelers won 3-0 on a field goal with 17 seconds left. The Dolphins haven’t done much in foul weather lately, though they could take some inspiration from the University of Miami, which beat Pittsburgh at Heinz Field the day after Thanksgiving with the thermo-stat set at a brisk 31 degrees.THE OTHER WALLACEJourneyman Cody Wallace will make his first NFL start on Sunday as the third center to play for the Steelers this year. Wallace played all of 58 snaps in five-plus seasons before signing with Pittsburgh in September. “He’s a capable guy,” Roethlisberger said. “He’s been here a while, so he’ll be ready.” Favre wins new title By DAVID BRANDT Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. — Brett Favre is a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Super Bowl cham-pion. Now, he can add one more accomplishment to his storied career: High school state champion. Favre is the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School, which beat Tupelo 14-7 for the Mississippi 6A state title Friday night. It is Oak Grove’s first state title. A proud Favre roamed the sideline following the victory slapping players on the back and hugging his fellow coaches. “I can’t say it’s like a Super Bowl, but it’s pretty close,” Favre said. “It really is. It’s a different type of feeling, but I couldn’t be more proud of these guys. It’s been a lot of fun.” The 44-year-old Favre has been the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove the past two seasons. The school, which his youngest daughter attends, is close to his home in Hattiesburg. It was a tight game that was a scoreless at halftime. Oak Grove took the lead for good late in the third quarter on a fake field goal when Kirk McCarty threw a 4-yard pass to Logan Scott. Favre couldn’t take credit for that one. “That was all the special teams’ coach,” Favre said laughing. “I don’t call trick plays.”


1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of December 8-14, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Letters to Santa Sunday, December 22, 2013 Publishing Your letters will be published in the Lake City Reporter. Kids of all ages are invited to submit letters free of charge. 50 Word Limit Drop o or mail your letter to: 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055 Your letter must be received by: Friday, December 13 by 5:00 p.m. Ho, Ho, Ho! Kids, tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Holiday sales picture bright Snow Day 2013 CHAMBER BUSINESS Dennille Decker I t is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lake City! The Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present several Christmas activities for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season! Be sure to check out the beautiful decora tions in Olustee Park! The City of Lake City, Church on the Way, and Chamber Members were gracious enough to donate their time to volunteer and deco rate the park and Santas House! We would also like to thank The Lake City Garden Club for decorat ing the gates entering into downtown Lake City for the holiday season. It takes a full month to get the downtown area ready for the holiday season and we couldnt do it without the help of our great volun teers! While in the park, make sure you stop in and see Santa Claus. He will be in his house nightly from 6:00-8:00pm except on Sunday when he returns to the North Pole to check on the elves. Santa would not be possible without our great sponsors! A special thank you to Pro Built Portable Buildings for the donation of Santas house, Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center for providing Santa By TONY BRITT F rom computer sales to car sales, local mer chants are reporting brisk holiday sales as Christmas approaches. Spurred on by Black Friday and pre-Black Friday sale events, a number of local mer chants said local holiday sales appear to be stronger than last year at this time. This years holiday sales are going very well. Were doing really well. Were very fortunate, said Bryant Jennings, Star Tech Computer Center owner. This years holiday sales are definitely better than last years. Bryant said there was nothing done dramatically dif ferent to improve the sales from last year, but the store has had holiday promotions and also participated in Black Friday discounting. Its not really any different than last year as far as promotional, but certainly business has been better, he said. Star Tech Computer Center plans to continue with promotional sales events throughout the holiday sea son. In some cases its almost a daily thing because well get a shipment in with some new product or some thing different, Jennings said. Because were small we can be flexible and were going to be running spe cials along and along. Jennings said he expects the strong sales to con tinue up and through the holiday season. We do more business in January, February and March, that we do in December, he said. Our big gest month last year was March. Its because of tax season tax season is our Christmas. Because were a service business, we tend to get a lot of people after they survive Christmas where they have to buy for everybody else. When they get their tax money back they tend to do stuff for themselves. Stephen Jones, Rountree-Moore Ford general sales manager, said holiday sales are going great. We had one of the best months of our year last month, he said. Black Friday that weekend, the last weekend of November was our best week of the year. Jones said the believes the brisk sales are due to a combination of factors including holiday promotions and the time of year. He said the Ford Motor Company came out with Black Friday sale that offered customers incentives, including $1,000 Black Friday bonus cash on several products. Along with their advertising, our advertising and the shopping spirit thats out there; all of it kind of combined to give us a good month and a great last week to close out the month, Jones said. Rountree-Moore will have other promotions SNOW continued on 2C Local retailers reporting brisk business as Christmas nears. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Jon Silcox (left) listens to Stephen Jones, Rountree-Moore Ford general sales manager, as he looks at vehicles at the local auto dealership. SALES continued on 4C


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This is a great way to partici-pate in the community fitness initiative, “Get Fit Lake City”! If you are part of the Fittest Business competition, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Team activity points will be doubled to 10 points and five individual activ-ity points will be given to all participants. To register or to find more information visit, Stick around after the race and help us celebrate the opening festivities of Snow Day, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. While at Snow Day, you can expect to see over 30 tons of snow and two snow slides! If you are a true Floridian and the snow doesn’t inter-est you, we will also have live entertainment, food vendors and other children’s activities including bounce houses, a 26ft dual lane slide and a special appearance by Santa all the way from the North Pole! The title sponsor of Snow Day is Busy Bee B&B and they will have lots of surprises and give-away’s throughout the day! This is a unique event you don’t want to miss and best of all -playing in the snow and the children’s activities are absolutely free! Just make sure you arrive before the closing of the fun at 3:30 p.m. The festivities will continue at 6:00 p.m. when the Lake City Rotary Club will present the 2013 Christmas parade with the theme, “Miracle on Marion.” It is a day that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit and provide life long memories of playing in the Florida snow. For more information on any of these events, please contact the Lake CityColumbia County Chamber of Commerce at 386-752-3690 or visit us at Craze for craft brews creates black marketBy LISA RATHKEAssociated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. — Fancy a pint of Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper double India pale ales, but can’t find it in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet. As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market has bloomed in which some opportunists are selling for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers that are hard to find, in short supply, expensive or illegal to ship. In Vermont, a Burlington woman was charged recently with selling five cases of the popular Heady Topper beer for $825 on Craigslist, which brought about mixed feelings for its brewer. “It’s a compliment in an odd way,” said Jen Kimmich, owner of The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, which produces Heady Topper. The hoppy concoction, which retails for $3 a can and $72 a case, was recently ranked No. 1 by Beer Advocate magazine out of the top 250 beers in the world. “But at the same time,” she added, “we don’t want to see the consumer being cheated by paying too much and getting a product that hasn’t been taken care of properly.” The beer is so popular that The Alchemist recently closed its retail shop in Waterbury, Vt., to appease neighbors concerned about traffic. In the weeks since, a half a dozen posts have appeared on Craigslist — including from southern California, Chicago, and Boston — clamoring for the stuff. Craigslist did not respond to a message seeking comment. Beer geeks often trade coveted craft brews with no money changing hands to get hard-to-find beers that may only be sold in certain states or countries, in limited amounts or are only in draft form. To get them might require a beer mule, who will transport the brews to the consumer, or someone who will buy them from the brewery and ship them, said Joe Tucker, executive director of the RateBeer website. “It’s done because the rarity of these releases, the prestige of these releases is a huge driver,” he said. Plenty of trading is done illegally, which RateBeer tries to discourage, he said. He said he once got an unsolicited ship-ment labeled the Belgian Coffee Company that contained the site’s highest-rated beer. The practice of trading beer doesn’t bother most brewers. But buying beer, marking up the price and selling it is another matter. It’s illegal in the U.S. to sell alcohol online without a license. Yet at least hundreds of posts daily last year on eBay offered hard-to-get beers at astronomical prices, said Natalie Cilurzo, co-owner and president of Russian River Brewing, in Santa Rosa, Calif. She spotted the brewery’s flagship Pliny the Elder, which sells for $5 a bottle, going for between $15 and $50, and its discontinued Toronado anniversary beer, which sold for about $25 at the brewery, being auctioned for about $700 last year. “It was out of control,” she said. “People were running liquor stores on eBay without any accountability.” She cited the steps that her company took that black market sellers are skipping: acquiring liquor and business licenses, paying sales, property and other taxes and selling responsibly. She pointed out the dangers of selling to minors online or the questions of who would be responsible if a drunk driver who’d bought beer sold illegally online killed someone. She decided she had to stand up for the breweries.“It was not just our beer but a lot of our friends’,” she said. “And I really felt like I needed to be an advocate for every-body.” She went to state regulators, who set up a meeting with eBay. She said eBay was unaware of the practice but commit-ted to ending it. EBay responded to an interview request by referring to its site, which says that it doesn’t allow any con-tainer with alcohol, even if it’s considered collectible. While brewers and states might not have the resources to police illegal sales online, beer lovers are doing their part. “We have a lot of consumers out there that really c are about our brewery as well as many other breweries, and they’re really kind of our ambassadors, if you will ,” Cilurzo said. Dems, GOP craft backup for stalled defense bill By DONNA CASSATAAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress’ military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year’s end. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, RCalif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and the panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, expressed optimism on Thursday that they could agree with their Senate counterparts on a pared-back bill that would cover a pay raise for troops, buy new ships and aircraft and address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. The Senate and the House have only one legislative week to work out their differences before the House adjourns for the year on Dec. 13. A version of the bill remains stalled in the Senate, caught up in a dispute over amendments. “We have to have this done,” Smith told reporters. “A whole lot of bad stuff happens if we don’t pass this by the end of the year, in terms of military pay, in terms of death benefit compensation, in terms of military construction projects and on and on and on.”


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Certified Behavioral Analysts, Business Managers, and Administrators. Must be 21 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to apply. Please fax or e-mail resumes to 941-953-9198 or email For any and all inquiries please call 386-205-9914. Qualified candidates will be contacted directly to schedule an interview time. 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class12/9/2013• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies AKC POMERANIAN puppies Blue M $600, White F $800 Shots/HC 386-496-8157 Lake Butler CREAM COLOR Bobtail Male kitten, 8 weeks, litter box trained. Free to good home Contact 386-288-2504, 288-4481 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. 310Pets & Supplies REG AKC Lab Pup, Excellant bloodlines. Blk female $200 386-752-5359 405Bicycles DELUXE ADULT Tricycle. Full size, extra wide seat. Front & back brakes, fenders. Good condition. $200. 386-961-5517 407Computers DESKTOPCOMPUTERS Referbished/cleaned 100% ready, $40 and up. Repair, trades. Not a dealer. 386-697-5871 410Lawn & Garden EquipmentSelf-propelled v acuum/chipper/shredder Like new. $699 386-754-0854 or 239-671-9235 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05542306GUNSHOW: 12/7 & 12/8 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. $5 Sat 9am4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 12 FT Christmas Tree Nice and Full $80 352-339-8575 Kenmore side by side refrigerator white $500, LG front load washer/dryer with pedals white $1000, GE white stove $300, GE white dishwasher $200.00 OBO 352-332-5425 MAYTAG WASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great $350 OBO 386-292-3927 NICE GE Gas Range White works great $200 386-292-3927 WHITE GE Refrigerator Nice and Clean $200 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $525/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 2BR/1BAMH in park off Racetrack Rd. $425. mo. $100. dep. 386-303-1192 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, $700/mo 1st+last+dep requiredlocated in Ellisville. No pets.Contact 352-870-5144 630Mobile Homes forRent3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre $600/mo first+last, Watermelon Park area, avail Jan 1st. 386-466-2818 3BR/2BANICE area $490 mth +$200 Dep. Water/sewer & garbage pick up included. w/d hookup No Pets Contact 386-466-7270 Large3BR/2BA Doublewide, 5 points area, no pets, $700-750/mo $500 dep, Large 2br/2ba $650/mo $500/dep, no pets, Woodgate village, 386-961-1482 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm Harbour Homes 2014 models are here! $8,500 Pre Construction Savings John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext. 210 for details. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. 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By MARY ESCHAssociated PressALBANY, N.Y. — Snowwhite owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the mag-nificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range. Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter’s pet, made a noticeable appearance in the northern half of the U.S. in 2011. Bird-watchers recently report on snowy owl sightings in dozens of loca-tions across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Cape Hatteras, N.C. The owls live in the Arctic, but when their pop-ulation spikes or lemmings are scarce, young ones fly south. “Snowy owl populations are synchronized with their food source, lem-mings,” wildlife photogra-pher Lillian Stokes, who co-authors the Stokes bird guides, said Thursday. “If the lemming population crashes, the owls have to go south in search of food.” A few snowy owls are seen in the U.S. every year, Stokes said. “But this year is phenomenal. People believe this could be his-toric numbers.” It’s too early to say how large this year’s snowy owl invasion will be, said Denver Holt, a researcher in Charlo, Mont., who has been studying the owls in Alaska for 22 years. “In 2011, it was enormous, nationwide, with sightings in 35 states,” Holt said. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology website says that winter irruptions, or large numbers appearing outside their normal range, occur in snowy owls about every four years. During irruptive years, snowy owls may winter as far south as California, Texas and Florida. They’re easy to see because they’re big and white, are active during the day, and hang out in flat, open areas such as airports, farm fields and coastal dunes and marsh-es, where they hunt for mice, rabbits, waterfowl and other prey. Jessie Barrie, a scientist at the Cornell lab in Ithaca, agrees it’s too early to say how this year’s irruption compares to the one in 2011. “We’re just at the beginning of the invasion,” Barrie said. “It certainly is at a level that is pretty intense and exciting for bird-watchers, though. There are multiple birds in many locations, an indi-cation of a strong irrup-tion.” Six snowy owls have been hanging out on one dock at Braddock Bay on Lake Ontario near Rochester. Stokes said she and her husband spotted nine on the New Hampshire coast last weekend. Barrie said reporting by spotters in the eBird data-base provides researchers with valuable information that will help them bet-ter understand the move-ments of snowy owls and other species. Because the snowy owl, with a wingspan of 5 feet, is so impressive, its appearance in an area can inspire people to get involved in bird-watching and citizen-science proj-ects, she said. “It’s a magical bird that gets people really excited about seeing birds and engaging with the natural world,” Barrie said. 2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-04282DLIFE • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Dylan’s electric guitar from Newport for saleBy ULA ILNYTZKYAssociated PressNEW YORK — Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set to make news when it goes on the auction block, where it could sell for half a million dol-lars. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan’s move from acoustic folk to electric rock ‘n’ roll. Now viewed as a moment that irrevocably changed American music, Dylan’s three-song electric set at the Rhode Island festival was met by boos from folk purists who viewed him as a traitor. He returned for an acoustic encore with “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.” The presale estimate by Christie’s auction house for the guitar, which is being sold Friday with its original black leath-er strap and Fender hard shell case, is $300,000 to $500,000. The current record for a guitar sold at auction is Eric Clapton’s Fender, nicknamed “Blackie,” which sold at Christie’s for $959,500 in 2004. Christie’s also is selling five lots of handand typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case — early versions of some of Dylan’s famous songs. They have a presale estimate ranging from $3,000 to $30,000. The lyrics for sale include “In the Darkness of Your Room,” an early draft of “Absolutely Sweet Marie” from Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” album, and three songs from the record’s 1965 recording session that weren’t released until the 1980s: “Medicine Sunday” (the draft is titled “Midnight Train”), “Jet Pilot” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover.” With a classic sunburst finish and original flat-wound strings, Dylan’s guitar has been in the possession of a New Jersey family for nearly 50 years. Dylan left it on a private plane piloted by the owner’s late father, Vic Quinto, who worked for the musician’s manager. His daughter, Dawn Peterson, of Morris County, N.J., has said that her father asked the management company what to do with the guitar but nobody ever got back to him. Last year, she took it to the PBS show “History Detectives” to try to have it authenticated. The program enlisted the expertise of Andy Babiuk, a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and owner of an upstate New York vintage instrument shop, and Jeff Gold, a Dylan memorabilia expert. Both men, who appeared on the episode, unequivocally declared the arti-facts belonged to Dylan. Babiuk took the instrument apart and also compared it to close-up color photos of the guitar taken at the 1965 festival. “I was able to match the wood grain on the body of the guitar ... and the unique grain of the rosewood fingerboard. Wood grains are like fingerprints; no two are exactly alike,” Babiuk said. “Based on the sum of the evidence, I was able to identify that this guitar was the one that Bob Dylan had played in Newport.” Dylan’s attorney and his publicist didn’t respond to email and phone requests for comment. Dylan and Peterson, who declined to be interviewed, recently set-tled a legal dispute over the items. The terms weren’t disclosed. “Representatives for Bob Dylan do not contest the sale of the guitar, and are aware of Christie’s plan to bring it to auction,” a statement issued through Christie’s said. Dylan has generally looked upon his instruments to convey his art, akin to a carpenter’s hammer, Howard Kramer, curatorial director of the Rock Hall, said last year. “I don’t think he’s dwelled on a guitar he hasn’t played for 47 years,” he said. “If he cared about it, he would have done something about it.” Festival founder George Wein, 88, said that when Dylan finished playing at Newport, Wein was backstage and told him to go back out and play an acous-tic number because that’s what people expected. Dylan said that he didn’t want to do it and that he couldn’t, because he had only the electric guitar. Wein called out for a loaner backstage, and about 20 musicians raised their acoustic guitars to offer them. Dylan’s “going electric changed the structure of folk music,” Wein said. “The minute Dylan went electric, all these young people said, ‘Bobby’s going electric; we’re going electric, too.’” Associated Press writer Michelle R. Smith in Providence, R.I., contributed to this report. Govt aims to keep older drivers safe on roadBy KEVIN FREKINGAssociated PressWASHINGTON — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is con-templating a “silver car” rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash. Federal highway safety officials will investigate the possibility of such a rat-ing system as part of a five-year plan designed to reduce the number of fatal and injury-causing accidents among older drivers. The plan, released Thursday, also called for more research into how technology could prevent crashes or reduce their severity. One promising technology warns drivers when their car has moved outside its lane. Another automatically applies the brakes when a car is destined to ram the vehicle in front of it. Over the past decade, the number of fatality crashes in the U.S. has declined significantly, but the progress had been more modest for older drivers, and came to a halt last year when 5,560 people over the age of 65 were killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, a 3 percent increase from 2011. Another 214,000 were injured, a rise of 16 percent. The government has a 5-star safety rating system for vehicles. It’s now asking whether it can do better when it comes to older drivers. They are expected to drive more miles and drive later into life than previous generations. “Let me be clear. What we’re talking about here is information. Information is power. This is not something that is going to change the price of vehicles,” said David Friedman, deputy administra-tor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The idea is to get con-sumers as smart as they can be about their safety choices when they walk into the showroom.” About one in five drivers, or 35 million, currently are 65 or older. The aging of the 77 million baby boomer generation — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will add to the number of older drivers on the road. NHTSA’s plan focused on helping them drive as safely and as long as possible rather than trying to restrict their driving access. Outside safety analysts said the plan’s emphasis on technology was welcome because it should lead to more confident and safe drivers. Lane departure warn-ings and smart headlights that adjust based on distance to traffic are already available, but they are often considered a luxury item. Such technology will become more and more prevalent in the coming years, said Jodi Olshevski, director of the Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. “The technology is evolving so quickly that understanding more about how it can benefit older drivers is really critical,” Olshevski said. Friedman said the technology developed in recent years has done much to make cars safer when they crash. Now, the question is whether crashes can be prevented entirely. He said the “holy grail” for drivers, especially older drivers, is a vehicle that can drive itself. “This is I think where a lot of folks would like to see us go. There’s incredible potential,” Friedman said. “It’s something we’re working day and night on to do the research to make sure it can be done right, it can be done safely and it can be done right out of the gate.” Olshevski said the plan’s emphasis on keeping drivers on the road is the right one because it will help more of the elderly maintain their independence. “Being able to get In your car and go where you want to go as long as possible and as safely as possible is important to quality of life as we age,” Olshevski said. The plan also seeks to increase seat belt use among the elderly because the consequences of being unbelted are worse for them. For comfort reasons, some of those who use seat belts don’t use them appropriately. In the coming months, NHTSA it will test public service messages aimed at increasing seat belt use and provide edu-cational materials about ways car owners might be able to increase the comfort and fit of their seat belts. The agency also released new guidelines for the states to improve safety for older drivers. One of the recommenda-tions called for in-person renewal of driver licenses once a person hits a certain age if a state determines there is a problem with older driver crashes. Another guideline called for all states to establish medical advisory boards that assess the medical fitness of individuals to drive. About two-thirds of the states have such boards. Unusual number of Arctic snowy owls seen in US Victory Belles revive WW II eraBy STACEY PLAISANCEAssociated PressNEW ORLEANS — Decked out in 1940s throwback tailored dresses and perfectly coiffed curls, the Victory Belles seem delightfully out of place in the age of hip-hop. They sing big-band classics at the National World War II Museum and flirt playfully with the audience, leaving bright red lipstick kisses on the smiling faces of America’s aging war heroes. But these sexy, glam 20-somethings are not just singers in the tradition of wartime enter-tainers. They are a living museum exhibit about love songs in an era before texting and Skype, when saying goodbye meant you might not see a loved one for years — or maybe ever again. With the World War II generation rapidly dying out, their performances have taken on new meaning. “This music still makes me happy,” said Forrest Villarrubia, who served as a Marine in the Philippines in 1944 and was celebrating his 88th birthday at the museum on Nov. 20. After the show, Villarrubia posed for photos with the Victory Belles. As they serenaded him with a soft rendition of “Happy Birthday” and applied red lipstick kisses to his cheeks, his face broke into a wide smile. For the museum, better known for its war machine exhibits than for big-band and boogie-woogie, the Victory Belles offer a different window into the culture of the era. “There were just so many beautiful love songs written back in World War II,” said Victoria Reed, the museum’s entertain-ment director who founded the Victory Belles in 2009. “People really knew what it meant to miss each other. It was such a great time for music.”


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 3D3DLIFEteaching position at Five Points Elementary into the adminis-trative building in 1992. When Spivey retires, Judy Tatem will assume the responsibilities of health education coordinator until the end of the current school year. Spivey began her tenure in Columbia County when the late Sam Markham, former Five Points’ principal and dis-trict superintendent, hired her as a fifth-grade teacher in 1980. He always liked to say she was his first hire, Spivey added. “I owe a lot of what I am today to Sam Markham,” she said. “He would let you think out of the box. And if it meant it offered those children some-thing they would normally never have, he was all for it.” ‘A daunting task’As Spivey moved into her new position, Florida stat-utes required that she write a local curriculum for a new health initiative sweeping the Sunshine State. Statutes dic-tated that she teach grade-level appropriate material on various health topics, such as human sexuality education. While the state regulated the topics, each county devised its own plan for implementation, especially since a plan for Duval county would be vastly different than a plan for Columbia county, Spivey said. “When I came in, the person before me had already started,” she added. “From the time she started, it took almost to two years until we got the board to pass it because there was such resistance from the community. According to Spivey, many rumors floating around at the time were not true. “There was kind of a hysteria,” she said. “You heard about it at the grocery store. You heard about it at the beau-ty shop. You heard about it in church... People get nervous when you talk about human sexuality, especially with young children.” But the curriculum has been in place for the last 20 years, educating children at each grade level on various topics. Kindergartners learn the impor-tance of washing their hands, while fifth graders learn a basic understanding of puberty and what it means for their body. During the summer of 2012, Spivey once again had to approach the curriculum for a total rewrite. The material had to be updated, as well as aligned with national health standards, Florida health stan-dards and the Sunshine State Standards. “It was a daunting task,” she said. ‘Everything changed’Spivey added another hat when she wrote a grant with Dr. Garret Evans for Safe Schools, Healthy Students. They acquired a million dol-lars a year for three years. The grant helped to bring the community together to serve the needs of the district’s chil-dren by partnering the district with Department of Children and Families, mental health counselors, and Department of Juvenile Justice. The goal was to help families in the district who were struggling, and in turn keep children in school, Spivey said. After the grant, mental health counseling became more prominent in the school system and in the county. Safe Schools, Healthy Students attempted to reduce crime through the local law enforce-ment offices and discover each struggling student’s barrier to learning through counselors. The grant lasted from 2002 until 2006. After it ended, the district decided to continue many of the ideas behind Safe Schools, Healthy Students by obtaining new grants. Spivey wrote another proposal that earned a school counselors grant, which put a counselor in every elementary school in the county. Then, they earned funds to place student assis-tance teams in every second-ary school to stop the rise of alcohol abuse among teens. “We were always aware that we needed to have some sort of Safe Schools policy on what schools would do if there was a fire or a gas leak,” Spivey said. “But the whole safe schools initiative took a complete turn after 9/11. Everything changed — as far as school safety.” Quickly, school safety became the first priority in the school district. “We had to move aggressively,” she said. “We had someone attack us on our own soil. We had to have emergency proce-dure plans... We had to think about school safety in a way we had never done before.” Now, every school has a school safety team. The names of those team members are given to local law enforce-ment every year — in case of emergencies. Visitors are now required to check-in at the front office and get a badge before entering a school. Grants were written to purchase camera systems. The Department of Homeland Security provided money to fence in schools, as a way to make it harder for outsiders to enter the building. “As schools started to be targets, [school safety] really stays at the forefront of all of our minds,” she said. “We don’t want parents to worry when they drop their children off.” Making a differenceOver the years, Spivey and the women in the office with her wrote continuously, always trying to acquire another grant to help the school system. “It was something we could do that would make a differ-ence,” she added. “A lot of times in education, you know want what would make a dif-ference but you just don’t have the monetary funds to do it.” Spivey also handles the school backpack program that distributed food-stuffed packs to children who need them. She’s helped initiate the student random drug testing program that selects a random pool of students to test. She wrote a detailed policy on bul-lying that involved educating teachers, students and parents about the definition of bully-ing, then how to help stop it. After the end of the year, Spivey said she doesn’t have many plans for her retirement. “I think I’ll just enjoy not living by the clock,” she said. “Of course, I have a 4-year-old granddaughter that I look forward to playing with. That’s what it’s about. I just look for-ward to the next adventure.” SPIVEY: Safety became first priorityContinued From 1D JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSpivey goes over some details with her secretary Donna Lee. ‘I’ve always said that this is the best job in the school distri ct and I still hold on to that,’ Spivey said. From staff reportsGAINESVILLE — This winter break students can ring in the holiday season with scientific exploration and natural history investigation during Florida Museum of Natural History’s school holiday camps beginning Dec. 23 through Jan. 17, 2014. The camps for students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2013-2014 school year provide natural history exploration through museum exhibits and hands-on activities. “Holiday camps are always an opportunity to have fun while learning about something new – whether it’s engineering feats or how prehistoric people man-aged day-to-day living,” said Florida Museum of Natural History public programs coordi-nator Catherine Carey. “Museum camps are hands-on and sometimes messy, but always fun.” “Float My Boat” on Dec. 23 will dive into engineering principles while students learn to construct a plane, float a boat and build a bridge as they create different models. “Engineering is one of those subjects students don’t always specifically learn about in school,” said Florida Museum educator Tiffany Ireland. “It’s amazing how much it takes to keep a boat floating or a bridge standing.” Starting 2014 off with a splash, students will gain an apprecia-tion for Florida’s coastal waters by learning about the ecology of the beach and ocean in “Surf’s Up” on Jan. 2. “Prehistoric Technology” on Jan. 3 will teach students how to make everyday objects and discover how the earliest Floridians adapted to the environment. The “My Museum” camp on Jan. 17, which is a teacher work-day and student holiday, explores everything the museum has to offer by touring the exhibits and going behind-the-scenes. Camps are offered as fullor half-day programs. For non-mem-bers the full-day program is $50 per student and the half-day cost is $30. A special rate for museum members is available. For full-day camps, drop-off is between 8 to 8:30 a.m. and pickup is 4:30 to 5 p.m. The half-day camps can either be for the morning, with pickup from noon to 12:30 p.m. or for the after-noon, with drop-off from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is available on the Florida Museum’s website at For questions or more information, call 352-273-2061.Museum hosts 4 school holiday camps Students below global peers in math, scienceBy CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressMIAMI — Florida teens scored lower than their international peers in math and science and about the same in reading, results from a global test released Tuesday show. Overall, the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment shows U.S. students continuing to stagnate in math, reading and sci-ence while students in places like Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore top the rankings in every subject. The average U.S. 15-year-old student scored lower than the interna-tional average and about average in science and reading. “The problem is not that our 15year-olds are performing worse today than before,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday in announcing the results with the Organization for Economic Co-oper-ation and Development, the Paris-based organization that develops and administers the PISA exam. “The problem is they’re simply not making progress.” Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, said the results come at a crucial time. “The ongoing economic crisis has only increased the urgency of devel-oping people’s kills, both in the edu-cation system and in and for the workplace,” he said. Florida was one of three states to get state-specific results. The other two states were Massachusetts and Connecticut. All three opted to have separate samples of public school student performance in order to get the state-level scores. Students in Florida scored an average of 467 on a 1,000-point scale in math, lower than the international average of 494 and U.S. average of 481. Both Massachusetts and Connecticut scored higher, with averages of 514 and 506, respectively. In science, Florida students scored an average of 485 points, lower than the international average of 501 but about the same as other students in the U.S. Again, both Massachusetts and Connecticut saw higher averages of 527 and 521. Reading scores for Florida students were about the same as both the international and U.S. averages. Despite the comparatively lower Florida scores, state education officials said students have shown improvement in recent years. “By continuing to measure our performance, our students will meet the challenges necessary to succeed in college and career,” Joe Follick, direc-tor of communications for the Florida Department of Education said. Nikki Lowrey, state director for StudentsFirst in Florida, an organiza-tion founded by Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, said the results show students are “not keeping up with the rest of the world in the classroom.” “As the rest of the world advances rapidly, we can’t sit idle and make excuses for a system that fails to pro-vide so many of our kids with great schools and great teachers,” Lowrey said. The PISA exam was administered to teens in 65 educational systems and is considered one of the top barometers in comparing student performance across countries. It is designed to assess how students use what they’ve learned inside and out-side school to solve problems. U.S. performance has not changed significantly since testing began in 2000, while other nations have con-tinued to improve and in some cases surpass the U.S. The U.S. failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading. Another indicator of performance is how many students score at a high level 5 proficiency or above. There were significantly fewer high perform-ers in Florida than in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In math, for exam-ple, 6 percent of Florida students scored a level 5 or higher, compared to 19 percent in Massachusetts and 16 percent in Connecticut. Florida and other states across the nation have made significant changes in terms of how students are taught and teachers evaluated in recent years. Under the Obama administra-tion, the Race to the Top grant com-petition has spurred dozens of states to implement new teacher evaluation policies and adopt the Common Core standards, a set of uniform academic benchmarks that establish what a student should know in math and reading at each grade. Florida is currently in the process of implementing the standards. Gurria said the strict implementation of the Common Core standards would “undoubtedly improve PISA results and would translate literally over the years into trillions of addi-tional wealth for the American people and the American economy.” More U.S. schools and districts are expected to opt into a “mini-PISA” to allow them to be compared to other stu-dents internationally this school year. COURTESY Two Amur Leopards born at JAX zooAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is welcoming two endangered Amur leopard cubs. The infant females were born Nov. 16 and given their first checkup by zoo staff on Tuesday. They were each 4 pounds. Zoo officials say this is the third litter for the par-ents, Makarii and Nicolai, since they arrived at the zoo in 2006. Makarii gave birth to one cub in 2011 and two in 2012. Local newspapers report that Amur leop-ards are native to south-east Russia and northeast China. Experts believe fewer than 50 remain in the wild, and about 95 live in captivity in the United States.COURTESY Want more time off?By SAM HANANELAssociated Press WASHINGTON — Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their employees to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in man-aging their time off. The novel approach might help employees buy some extra days off to take the trip of a lifetime or spend more time with a newborn. Co-workers could sell off unused days to get some extra money. “When times are a little tight, this benefit really doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to employ-ers to provide,” said Julie Stich, research director for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The approach is even more popular with employers that have “paid time off” or PTO plans that combine vaca-tion time, sick leave and personal days into one comprehensive plan. About 52 percent of employers reported offering such plans. Of those, 19 percent offered a cash-out option and 15 percent offered a dona-tion program. One per-cent give their workers unlimited time off. The cost is usually one week’s salary, prorated over the course of the year. Employees often have to decide whether to participate during an annual fall enrollment process and it becomes part of their benefits for the upcoming year. Some employers let you buy it.


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TVLAND 17 106 304The Golden GirlsThe Golden GirlsThe Golden GirlsThe Golden GirlsThe Golden GirlsThe Golden GirlsLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondKing of Queens OWN 18 189 279Oprah’s Next ChapterOprah’s Next ChapterOprah’s Next ChapterOprah’s Next Chapter (N) Oprah: Where Are They Now? (N) Oprah’s Next Chapter A&E 19 118 265Duck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyBonnie & Clyde Bonnie and Clyde evade the law. (N) (:01) Bonnie & Clyde (Part 1 of 2) HALL 20 185 312“Christmas in Conway” (2013) Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker. “Christmas in Conway” (2013) Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker. “Christmas in Conway” (2013) Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker. FX 22 136 248(4:30)“Avatar” (2009) Sam Worthington, Voice of Zoe Saldana.“Armageddon” (1998, Science Fiction) Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton. A hero tries to save Earth from an asteroid. (:03)“Armageddon” (1998) CNN 24 200 202CNN Newsroom (N) Global Lessons: On Guns (N) Operation Finally Home: Heroes“An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story” (2013) Nellie Gonzalez. Operation Finally Home: Heroes TNT 25 138 245(5:30)“Mission: Impossible 2” (2000) Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott. “Saving Private Ryan” (1998, War) Tom Hanks, Edward Burns. U.S. troops look for a missing comrade during World War II. (:45) Mob City NIK 26 170 299HathawaysThe ThundermansThe ThundermansSam & CatSee Dad RunInstant Mom (N) “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” (2008, Comedy) Drake Bell, Josh Peck. Friends(:36) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241Bar RescueBar RescueBar Rescue “Meat Sauna” Bar Rescue “Jon of the Dead” Bar Rescue “Brawlin’ Babes” (N) Bar Rescue MY-TV 29 32 -The Rockford FilesKojak “The Summer of ’69” Columbo “Swan Song” Gospel singer kills evangelist wife. 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DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and recently became engaged to my boy-friend of more than a year. He is in his early 30s. His parents live on the other side of the country, and we see them only twice a year. We plan on visiting them for the holidays, and some friends of theirs will be throwing us a bridal shower. I was married before. I was 18 and it lasted three years. I was devas-tated when it ended. Am I obligated to tell them about my previous mar-riage? My fiance knows, of course. This is not something I like to discuss. I was raised in a very religious household where divorce is looked down upon. My fiance’s parents are not particu-larly religious, however. — UNCOMFORTABLE IN ST. LOUIS DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: While this may not be something you like to discuss, disclose it to your fiance’s parents before the wedding. This trip would be a good time to do it, so you can answer any questions that might arise. Tell them that it’s not something you usually talk about, but you and their son didn’t want them to think you are hiding anything. If the subject comes up in the future, tell them that it is in the past and you do not wish to discuss it further. DEAR ABBY: As a teacher, I open my doors every year to at least one student who has low self-esteem. I spend the school year searching for ways to show that child he or she has value. I feel there is no more impor-tant lesson for me to teach. These children’s parents don’t mean for this to happen. They want their children to be “perfect.” The children, though, know they aren’t perfect and feel that who they are isn’t enough. Parents, does this sound familiar? If so, then love your children as you did when they first learned to walk. Love them uncondition-ally when they fail and encourage them to try again. When they make a mistake, celebrate the strength it took to try. When they mess up, let them know you love them even when they aren’t at their best. Remember, feelings stay with children for-ever. When things get hard, allow your chil-dren to fail and to fix it themselves. Celebrate who your children are. Unconditional love is the greatest gift parents can give their children. — KATHY IN ELK GROVE, CALIF. DEAR KATHY: I’m glad you wrote. You have a wise head and a caring heart, which is an unbeatable combina-tion in an educator. The lessons your students are learning in your classroom will influence their lives long after they are out of school. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Go over your personal financial paperwork and set your budget up for the turn of the year. You have more assets than you realize and are capable of bringing in more money if you look for other ways to use your skills. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make plans to host a get-together at your place or engage in something that you know someone you love will enjoy doing. Nurturing important relation-ships or reconnecting with people from your past will be rewarding. Love is in the stars. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be careful how you react. Emotional deception will cost you if you manipu-late a situation or falsify information. Put your time and energy into helping oth-ers and avoiding personal problems that can lead to a no-win situation. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will enjoy unusual people and destinations that offer something unique. A different philosophy or lifestyle may appeal to you but before you cozy up to a change, question what’s being offered. Romance will enhance your love life. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change will do you good. Check out activities or events that will bring you knowledge about something that interests you. Getting together with friends or col-laborating with someone you admire will change your life. Don’t spend what you don’t have. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Compromise will be necessary when dealing with domestic matters. Making alterations to the way you live or where will be excit-ing but costly. Put greater emphasis on stabilizing your personal relationships. Romance can conquer any partnership problems you face. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be afraid of change. Be a trendsetter. Step into the limelight and show everyone what you can do. Spontaneity will lead to all sorts of new and exciting adventures. Learn as you go and you will discover victory. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put everything in place. Open up about the way you feel and what you want to do. Make a promise and follow through immediately to show your good faith and reli-ability. Romance will bring your love life to a new level. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Proceed with caution. Whether you are en route or having a discussion, confusion will set in and the information you obtain will be sketchy. Stick close to home where you can make personal changes that will improve your living situation. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An interesting encounter will jog your memory about a money mat-ter. A little hard work and ingenuity will lead to extra cash. An older individual will be an asset. A competi-tive challenge will favor you. Experience will make a dif-ference. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Make changes that will help improve your financial situation. Cut corners or present a wider variety of services to clients and you will get good returns. Use your intelligence, but don’t mislead anyone regarding what you have to offer. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Expect to have a change of heart or feel indifferent about your future. Gauge what’s going on around you and stick to the truth. An emotional situation is likely to spin out of control if you are ambiguous. +++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD Across 1 Shot from a gun4 Hummus, e.g.7 One-named rapper with a hyphen inhis name 12 C2H5OH

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA Yo, Adrian, Rocky devotees are gonna run now, a gruel ing tribute to their mythical champ. Nearly 35 years after Rocky Balboa returned for his first sequel, Philadelphias favorite adopted son has inspired city runners to go to the distance. Rockys faithful followers are set to run a 50K that will end, of course, trium phantly atop the art muse um steps. The fictitious fighter left as a big a cultural imprint on the city as any found ing father, and hundreds of runners are expected to follow in his championship footsteps, truly, through the streets, steps and past the statue he showcased to the world through six movies. Sparked by a story on the Philadelphia Magazine website, Philadelphias debut Rocky Run kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday, with a start just around the cor ner from the house where Balboa lived in Rocky II. This is the kind of ultramarathon that would make Ivan Drago flinch. The route is set for 31 miles and based on the inspirational montage in the 1979 flick as Balboa trains for his heavyweight champi onship rematch with Apollo Creed. For even diehard fans, the scene is nothing but 2 minutes, 30 seconds of Sylvester Stallones char acter sprinting and sweat ing through the city, arms raised high and mobbed by children that flocked to him and followed him up those celebrated steps. For Philadelphia-based writer Dan McQuade, a native and Rocky fan, the underdog boxers disjoint ed route made little sense. Obviously, the montage isnt meant to be taken seri ously as an actual workout; its just a few scenes strung together so Gonna Fly Now can play and Rocky can finish at the top of the Art Museum steps, he wrote in mid-September. But, I wondered, what if this roadwork were treated as one actual run? How far would Rocky go? He pieced the scenes together through two view ings of the film for the story (, had some friends help iden tify locations, and mapped distances off a USA Track and Field distance-measur ing tool to come up with the whopping total of 30.61 miles. This is one long run, McQuade wrote. I dont recommend anyone try it. Not so fast. He may as well have suggested hun gry tourists head to Genos Steaks, order a cheese steak, but hold the cheese. Philly resident Rebecca Schaefer, an avid runner, read the story and contact ed McQuade the day it was published for his blessing to organize the run. I could not get it out of my head, she said. This has to happen. She set up a Facebook event page and website. Almost 400 people have committed to the race. There are no registra tion fees, no T-shirts, or trinkets for finishing. Not even greasy, fast speed is required. Just a little love for Rocky. Schaefer, who will wear a grey sweatsuit with a hand written Italian Stallion on the back like Balboa did, said if she pushed her pace, she could finish in about 4-5 hours. Its not a real hilly or technical route, because its all sidewalks, so theres nothing really too hard, she said. The route weaves run ners through historic guideposts like the Italian Market; and Independence Hall, where Balboa hurdles benches and is followed by a flock of children all the way to the steps. Why are all these children following him, McQuade asked, laugh ing. Thats my favorite part, that were supposed to imagine that Rocky is so popular that children are going to start follow ing him all across the city. Stallones publicist said the actor was unavail able for comment. But at the 2006 Rocky Balboa premiere in Philadelphia, Stallone said he owed so much of the movies suc cess to the city. It belongs to Philadelphia, Stallone said. Its a very unique relationship. Its some thing no one could have ever planned on. Rocky still packs a pop culture punch decades after it became the highest grossing film of 1976. The musical Rocky will open on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in March 2014. 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 6DLIFE On Friday, December 13th Carrier Food Pick Up Day To participate, simply leave a bag of non-perishable food at your Reporter paper tube or the end of your driveway Thursday night, Dec. 12. No glass containers. Your Lake City Reporter carrier will pick it up while delivering your Friday paper. December 2-13, 2013 Bring Your Food Items to the Reporter Office. located at 180 E. Duval Street, Lake City Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. For additional information and to participate, please call 752-1293 Supporting the Florida Gateway Food Bank Lets Fill It Up! For all Cash Donations make checks payable to: Florida Gateway Food Bank Bring your non-perishables to Lake City Reporter oce. THE LAKE CITY COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Presents Saturday December 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Saturday December 14, 2013 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Snow Slides 30 Tons of Snow Bounce Houses Obstacle Course Slides Live Entertainment Food Vendors Festive FREE FUN for the family! 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. VISIT WITH SANTA For event information, contact Lake City-Columbia County Chamber (386) 752-3690 or Snow Day 2013 Made Possible By: Busy Bee B&B Food Stores Gainesville Ice US 90 E to Sanderson, left on Hwy 127 go 8 miles, left on Hwy 125 at caution light. Go 6/10 mile, turn right at Noah Raulerson Rd., 3 miles to farm. For more info call (904) 259-7703 Rocky devotees set to make tribute run YO, ADRIAN!