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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Opinion ................ 4ASchools................. 7AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN SCHOOLS Eastside celebrates Thanksgiving. 77 50 Chance of rain WEATHER, 2A CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 220Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1By AMANDA After Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) proposed a bill that would require legislators to vote on changes made to state parks, local Rep. Elizabeth Porter says the “one-size-fits-all” solu-tion interferes with the process already in place. The bill follows a fierce debate between the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and a collection of Confederate organizations about the placement of a new Union monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. Critics cite an existing monument and his-toric preservation as the rea-sons for keeping a memo-rial to Union troops out of the three-acre, state-owned park. “I think the decision should rest with the people, not with the legislature,” Porter (RLake City) said. “Elected offi-cials don’t get it right all the time. That’s a lot of hubris to think that you have all the knowledge to make the deci-sion that’s best for everyone without input from the pub-lic.” Baxley’s proposal would require legislative approval before a historical site in Florida can be altered. According to Baxley, leaving the decision to the park officials places citizens and officials in an awkward place. “That’s a postage stampsized site in a park system that manages thousands and thousands of acres,” he said. “I think it’s wonderful for anyone to honor their ances-tors. ... There are 800 acres of federal land [at Olustee], but to take that three-acre monu-ment site that was given for that specific large battlefield TODAY IN SPORTS FSU looks for BCS title. Report:Columbia ‘worst’ for elections in state FILELarry Rosenblatt stands next to the existing granite Battle o f Olustee monument, erected in 1912 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Another group now seeks to erect a monument to Union troops in the same area. Porter on monument proposal:‘A LOT OF HUBRIS’Baxley seeks to change the rules “I would hate to see either group — the Union or the Confederate re-enactors —stay away from the Battle of Olustee because of this.”— Rep. Elizabeth Porter Porter Baxley LSHA drops photo ban By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA report released Monday morning by the Center for American Progress named Columbia County the “worst” county for elections in the State of Florida after pulling 2012 general election data from various government sources. “Columbia County...was the worst-performing county overall and frequently ranked among the state’s worst coun-ties on a variety of factors,” the report says. Putnam, Bay, Alachua, Duval and Hillsborough county occupied the next five slots on the “worst election offend-ers” list. The “Florida’s Worst Election Offenders” report also suggested the county was among the third-lowest coun-ties in terms of relative voting participa-tion by blacks and Hispanics. The study by the left-leaning educational and research institute addressed voter turnout, overall voter registration rate, black registration rate, Hispanic registration rate, rate of registered voters removed from voting lists, waiting time, provisional ballots cast and rejected, and absentee ballots rejected. Of the 40 counties with an eligible voting population of over 48,500 included in this report covering the 2012 general election, Columbia County: •Had the lowest voter turnout—53.5 percent—of its entire voting-age popula-tion. Only two other counties, Highlands and Putnam, had a turnout rate under 60 percent; •Had the lowest overall voter registration rate at 69.6 percent. The next worse, Putnam County, had a registration rate of 79.2 percent; •Had the second lowest registration rate of eligible black voters—57.9 percent—after Sumter county (42.4). Monroe County ranked third at 67.8 percent; •Had the third lowest registration rate of eligible Hispanic voters—48.3 Group cites data on turnout, registration, ballot rejection. Armed robbers hit Sonic Sunday By AMANDA Two unknown men carrying a semiautomatic handgun robbed Sonic’s Sunday night and are currently being sought by the police on charges of armed robbery, according to a Lake City Police Department press release. The two men, wearing masks, entered through Sonic’s north front door and pointed a gun at the employees. The suspect told the two employees working in the front of the store to head to the back, the report said. The second suspect grabbed the night deposit money that was being counted on the counter. The suspects asked about the safe, but Sonic’s manager told the men he did not have the ability to access it. The employ-ees were told not to move from their seated position on the floor as the two men escaped in an unknown direction of travel, the report said. According to the police, one of the suspects was wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket, with a shirt wrapped around his face. STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterPavilion still under constructionUnion LaSteel workers take a break from constructing the new event pavilion on Lake DeSoto Monday afternoon. When completed, the pavilion will be the new lo cation for the weekend farmers market and various other community events. Skunkie Acres selling stock but not closing By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake Shore Hospital Authority board on Monday evening voted unanimous-ly to make revisions to its meeting rules and proce-dures, including elimina-tion of a photo ban. The avowed aim of the ban was to prevent disrupBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comWHITE SPRINGS — Skunkie Acres, a local animal rescue shelter, petting zoo and home to exotic animals, is sell-ing off a portion of its exotic animal stock. Bernard Haake, co-owner of Skunkie Acres along with his wife, Barbara, said they’re not closing. “We are absolutely not closing,” Haake said. “We will never close while I’m alive. We rescue farm animals and exotic animal. We are licensed with the State of Florida and the USDA.” “We are selling some of our zoo animals — some of the exotics,” Haake said, noting a cougar has been sold, as well as a couple of wolves, a pair of tortoises and a few parrots. “What we’re doing is cutting down on the workload of the zoo only,” Haake said. “We hoped that the zoo would help attract support for the rescue animals, but that hasn’t happened. That was our goal from the beginning, to res-cue animals and it will remain the goal until I die and then my wife and children will take over after that.” During the past few years, Skunkie Acres has been the subject of constant controver-sy as noise and code violation complaints have been lodged with county officials about the facility and its animals. 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Adam Hollingsworth, Scott’s chief of staff, issued a statement to the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times on Friday in which he acknowledged that he did not receive a degree from the University of Alabama until 2009. He acknowledged that for years before that he had said he was a graduate. “I am not proud of this and I deeply apologize for this misrepresentation,” Hollingsworth said. “I have learned from this failure in judgment and know that, over the last several years, my life and character have and will continue to grow from this.” Hollingsworth, who worked on Scott’s transi-tion team right after he was elected in 2010, was hired by Scott in the summer of 2012. He had once worked as chief of staff for former Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and at the time of his hiring was leading the right-of-way division for Flagler Development Group, a commercial real estate company. Hollingsworth, 45, was brought in after then-chief of staff Steve MacNamara abruptly resigned follow-ing a series of news stories detailing his job perfor-mance and handling of contracts. The Herald and the Times reported that when Hollingsworth worked for CSX Corp., the com-pany twice put out news releases saying he had a degree in communications. The newspapers reported that on Hollingsworth’s application with the city of Jacksonville in 2004 and on a previous application in 1994, Hollingsworth answered truthfully that he attended the University of Alabama but had not received a college degree. It used to be illegal in the state of Florida for someone to falsely claim that they had an academic degree. Scott in 2011 signed a measure that repealed the law. A federal court back in 1995 had previously declared the law unconstitutional as a First Amendment violation. Scott in a statement on Friday said that he had con-fidence in Hollingsworth as his chief of staff. “I know him to be a man of tremendous integrity and character,” Scott said. “I know he regrets this and has learned from it.”Hilton’s brother assaulted at party MIAMI BEACH — Authorities say the brother of socialite Paris Hilton was assaulted at a party. A police report says 24year-old Barron Hilton told authorities a man struck him in the face after the two had an argument at a party Friday in a Miami Beach home. Hilton suf-fered deep cuts on his fore-head and nose. He posted a photo of the injuries online. Neither Hilton nor two witnesses could identify the suspect. According to the report, witnesses told police that the suspect wanted Hilton to leave and hit him in the face with an unknown object. The suspect then fled in a dark green SUV. The report says Hilton refused treatment from fire rescue workers.Police investigate fatal cab shooting TAMPA — Tampa police officers are interviewing witnesses after a cab driv-er was shot and killed. A police statement says two suspects had called for a cab Sunday night and while en-route, shot 56-year-old John Dooley. Their final destination is not known. Officers canvassed the neighborhood on Monday. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest.Royalty expected at Mandela memorialJOHANNESBURG T he memorial service for for-mer South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday is poised to be one of the largest such gatherings in generations with tens of thousands of local mourn-ers and almost 100 foreign leaders expected. South African officials say the normal seating capacity of Johannesburg’s FNB stadium of 95,000 probably won’t suffice to accommodate all mourners, and the event is broadcast live to other stadi-ums and venues across the country. Many royals from Europe and elsewhere, celebrities and officials were on their way to Johannesburg Monday. The South African govern-ment said almost 100 heads of state, government and ministers have con-firmed their attendance. U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as well as former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will be in attendance. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor Kofi Annan, will be attending as well.‘Blackfish’ prompts many to cancel SeaWorld gigs ORLANDO — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned perfor-mances at SeaWorld in Florida, cit-ing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captiv-ity on whales. Nelson and Barenaked Ladies made their decisions after fans launched petitions urging them not to perform at SeaWorld. “The bands and artists have a standing invitation to visit any of our parks to see firsthand or to speak to any of our animal experts to learn for themselves how we care for animals and how little truth there is to the allegations made by animal extremist groups opposed to the zoo-logical display of marine mammals,” said SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck said. “Blackfish” explores what may have caused Tilikum, a 12,000-pound orca, to kill three people, including veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. She was killed The documentary released this year chronicles past incidences of killer whales in captiv-ity acting aggressively toward human trainers and other orcas.Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit CINCINNATI — From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge’s decision allowing an Arizonabased gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager. In court briefs recently filed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, the Internet giants warn that if upheld, the northern Kentucky judge’s ruling to let the former cheerleader’s lawsuit proceed has the potential to “significantly chill online speech” and undermine a law passed by Congress in 1996 that provides broad immunity to websites. “If websites are subject to liability for failing to remove third-party con-tent whenever someone objects, they will be subject to the ‘heckler’s veto,’ giving anyone who complains unfet-tered power to censor speech,” said lawyers for the above companies. Monday: Afternoon: 1-6-3 Monday: Afternoon: 7-9-9-1 Sunday: 8-12-29-31-36 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 clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 3A3Amonument and redefine it with another monument is inappropriate.” In 1909, three acres of the Olustee battle-field were donated to the State of Florida by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, making it the oldest park in the Florida State Parks system. Three years later, a large monu-ment was constructed at the site that, according to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, honors both Union and Confederate troops. Recently, the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks held a public meeting in Lake City to hear from concerned citizens. More than 80 people filled the Columbia County School Board auditorium, with the majority against the addi-tion of another monument to Olustee. “It’s sacrilegious for them to suggest we build a Union monument anywhere in the South,” H.K. Edgerton, from Asheville, said during the Dec. 2 meeting. “If you want to memorialize your Union soldiers, go north of the Mason Dixon.” Porter believes the public forum is just part of the process used by the DEP to reach a decision about the monument. She has already reached out to Congressman Ted Yoho and Senator Marco Rubio about plac-ing the granite memo-rial on federal soil, should the DEP decide to. “There is a process in place,” Porter said. “That meeting was part of the process. It gave people a chance to express their thoughts and feelings about the monument. ... I don’t think Baxley’s bill is the answer. I think the kind of public forums like we had is the answer.” According to Porter, the bill limits Florida state parks, especially in situa-tions where people do want to change a park. Park offi-cials are concerned about the bill, she added, since it isn’t feasible to use the same method for parks statewide. “There are hundreds and thousands of decisions made every year by agen-cies in the State of Florida,” Porter said. “That’s why we don’t make every decision in the state. ... At the very least, [Baxley] should have let me know he was coming, and let me know he was going to file legislation that directly affects what’s hap-pening in this district.” Though Baxley did not say it was his reason for creating the bill, he has announced plans to run for a Senate seat in 2016. He will be seeking to replace term-limited Sen. Charlie Dean, an Inverness Republican who defeated Baxley in a GOP prima-ry six years ago. Dean’s district stretches in a C-shape from Citrus County to Baker County, and all of Columbia County. Porter hopes she can find a solution to the mon-ument’s location that both sides feel comfortable with. Already the local re-enac-tors for the Battle of Olustee re-enactment in February struggle to bring a large crowd of Union troops. “I would hate to see either group — the Union or the Confederate re-enac-tors —stay away from the Battle of Olustee because of this,” Porter added. In addition to being historically important, the event is an economic engine for the Columbia and Baker County area. Every year, the festival draws people from all across the state to participate in the re-enactment of the largest Civil War battle fought on Florida soil. “I just think it’s a local issue that needs to be served at a local level,” she said. percent—compared to Escambia County (41.7 percent) and Sumter County (39.4 percent). No other county had less than a 50 percent registra-tion rate for Hispanics; •Ranked 25th in number of voters removed from the state’s registra-tion list after purging 101 individuals, or 0.28 per-cent, before the 2012 elec-tion. Hillsborough ranked first with 4,938, or 0.66 percent of its registered voters; •Did not report any voting following the close of polls; •Ranked fourth for absentee ballot rejection rate—1.98 percent—in 2012. In addition to Columbia, Seminole (2.05 percent), Okaloosa (2.09 percent) and Bay (2.19 percent) counties all had absentee rejec-tion rates over twice the state average (roughly 0.96 percent). On the county rankings, eighteenth-placed Marion County was named the “average” according to the study’s criteria. St. Johns County was named the best of the 40 counties studied. “This report...raises the question of why it is hard-er for a voter in Columbia County to participate in the democratic process than it is for a voter in St. Johns County,” the report says in its introduction. Tomi Brown, Assistant Supervisor of Elections for Columbia County, said she couldn’t comment on the report’s findings because their staff hadn’t had time to review the findings and methodology. A bulk of the study’s information was gath-ered from numbers pub-lished by the US Election Assistance Commission in their “2012 Election Administration and Voting Survey” and the US Census Bureau. Elizabeth Horne, Columbia County’s Supervisor of Elections, could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts. Her staff said she was attending the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections’ 2013 Annual Mid-Winter Conference at Longboat Key. The report’s three authors—Anna Chu, Joshua Field and Charles Posner—each have ties to Democratic campaign committees and think tanks. tive behavior at meetings. Photos could be taken before and after meetings, but only during them with permission of the chair-man. Lake City Reporter Editor Robert Bridges sent a let-ter to the board last week requesting review of the photo ban. “We understand the board’s intention to elimi-nate disruptions and main-tain a professional meet-ing environment and we fully support this goal,” Bridges said in his letter. “However, photography is not an inherently disrup-tive activity. Under the pro-tection of Florida’s open meetings law, we have been reassured the public’s right to photograph public meet-ings is protected.” Since the board already had rules in place to address disruptive behavior, Bridges said Monday, the photo ban was unnecessary. Following Bridges’ presentation, the board voted unanimously to lift the ban on photography during meetings so long as it is “in a manner that does not dis-rupt or disturb the meeting,” according to the revised rules and procedures. In addition, the board also removed language requiring the board chair to warn disruptive members of the public prior to their expulsion. The board chair now has the authority to eject unruly citizens with-out warning. “After Mr. Bridges ... contacted us... we tweaked the policy a little bit so that it was acceptable to them and acceptable to the board to solve the problem,” said Jack Berry, LSHA manager. Although Skunkie Acres has a White Springs address, it’s located in northern Columbia County on a site that is approxi-mately five acres. Haake said the site has 20 horses, six opos-sums, 14 skunks, a bob cat, a 13-foot alligator, a two-year-old zebra, three foxes, two Kinkajou mon-keys and two coatimundi. The site is also home to a four-year old lemur, a wild boar that has been in captivity for four years, miniature donkeys and a variety of ducks and chickens. Haake said the zebra may also go up for sale. The site also houses a petting farm with rabbits and a pony ride on the premises for when chil-dren visit. The facility hosts birthday parties at the site, by invitation only, and has a very large pavilion to host people. Haake said a family dispute has added new conflict to a strained relationship he has with some relatives and that could be the source of false reports that Skunkie Acres is closing. BILLContinued From 1ACounty offers coverage options for community center boards BANContinued From 1A SKUNKIEContinued From 1A Vance Cox Agent/Owner"VUP)PNF#VTJOFTT-JGF 386.752.2345 Phone 386.322.7143 Fax 386.965.4120 Cell vance.cox@brightway.combrightway.com742 SE Baya Dr., Suite 102Lake City, Fl 32025 nnrnnrnrr n n rnn 1005 W. Howard St. • Live Oak, FL 32060 Bring your unwantedGold, Silver & Platinumto someone you can trustPrecious metals are seeing record values.Please call me for a private and con dential appointmentto sell or trade your unwanted gold, silver and platinum.George R. 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Columbia County has eight community centers and seven of those face legal exposure where board representatives could be named in law-suits. “We met to discuss the best way to cover the boards as it pertains to liability insurance cover-age,” said Dale Williams, county manager. Williams said historically the centers have been covered, but the insurance coverages have changed, as well as the court cases and who has been named as defendants in the cases has changed. “We recently had a risk management audit of our insurance coverages and when they specifically looked at community cen-ters, a determination was made they were not falling sort of through the cracks,” he said. “It’s obvi-ously a situation we want-ed to disclose to our volun-teer boards and make sure they were aware of it.” The representatives from the community cen-ters heard four options to limit exposure in lawsuits: Q Option 1 — Leave things as they are and face the possibility of being named individually in a lawsuit; Q Option 2 — Form one 501 C3 organization with a member from each com-munity center appointed by county officials to one governing board; Q Option 3 — Each community center purchase its own liability policy; and Q Option 4 — Put all the community centers under the county umbrella and make the clerk of court the one financial director for all community centers and have them put their money in county coffers. Most of the community center representatives seemed to favor Option 2, forming one non-profit group that would limit their legal exposure and each board would retain control of its funds. County officials opened the floor to questions and as the meeting closed said they plan to host another meeting where additional details are given about Option 2. Although Williams said there is no deadline to solidify a plan, he said the sooner its done, the better. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comLake Shore Hospital Authority board mem-ber Tim Murphy made a motion to eliminate pre-viously-approved salary raises for the LSHA staff Monday evening. The raises, approved for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, gave three of the four LSHA employees (excluding manager Jack Berry) a five percent raise in their annual salary. The board approved a five percent raise in 2011, as well. “I disagreed with the five percent increase in salary,” Murphy said. “I think 10 percent over two years is a little exorbitant...I know the girls do a great job—one of them is my niece—but I feel like it’s the right thing [to eliminate the 2013-14 increase].” He said he saw the raises as “unfair” in light of a county workforce that has not seen any raises for at least half a decade. “When I have people coming to me saying [I’m] supposed to be a steward of the tax dollar...I can’t justify me being a part of giving somebody a 10 percent raise in two years time,” Murphy said. However, board member Marc Vann made the point that LSHA salaries are not paid through the public’s property taxes. “We’re kind of unique, unlike other govern-ment agencies, in that the money we raise for ad valorem tax doesn’t pay salaries,” Vann said. “Salaries are paid from operating expenses which all come from rent money, they don’t come the tax money from Columbia County residents.” When Murphy’s motion went to vote, only he and Stephen Douglas voted in favor of eliminating the salary increase. Lory Chancy, Koby Adams and Waseem Khan all voted against the motion, leav-ing the raises intact. “I think our employees do a good job,” Chancy said. “They are constantly looking to what they can do to improve the hospi-tal authority. They have a great deal of loyalty to their job and this entire setup, and I think to take money away from them would be abominable.” Following the meeting, Tim Murphy said he did approve the current raises several months ago, but on the condition they could be reviewed and possibly reversed via line item amendments.Murphy seeks to rescind LSHA raises ‘I think it’s a local issue that needs to be served at a local level.’— Rep. Elizabeth Porter Dr. King’s birthday observance The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invites you to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast honoring outstanding dignitaries in the medical field. The breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Winfield Community Center. The guest speaker will be Brooke Mobley. Dr. Mobely specializes in nephrology and hypertension with Davita Kidney Specialists of Nothern Florida. Tickets for the event are $20; tables may be reserved. For more information contact Bernice D. Presley at 386-752-4074.


OPINION Tuesday, December 10, 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 OUR OPINION 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: Good call by hospital board Banks know how to pass the buck A good time to remember old friends named Godfrey Myles Godfrey and I were still in dia-pers the first time we met. Myles had soiled his, but I didn’t say anything. After all, he was just a month-old baby, and I was a year old. It was inevitable that Myles and I would see a lot of each other over the years. Our daddies both worked for the rail-road, so our families got together sometimes to eat and talk and laugh. Belle Godfrey, Myles’ mother, loved to laugh. She got her energy from laughter — and from Luzianne coffee with chicory, guaranteed to keep you awake for two days. Heyward, the father, called me “Nothing.” I was flattered. You had to be something to be called “Nothing” by Heyward. Then there were Johnny, the older brother, and Malinda, the sister, a couple of years younger than Myles. Myles was always protective of his little sister. I remember going with him to pick up a former boy-friend of Malinda’s who wouldn’t leave her alone after they broke up. He was a muscular football player; Myles and I weighed about 200 pounds — together. But the guy wasn’t taking any chances. He pulled out a pistol as he rode in the back seat of Myles’ car. Fortunately, no shots were fired, and Myles had his say. Turned out, I was more dangerous than the football player. I tossed a firecracker in Malinda’s direction one night, causing her to run and trip over a bicycle. She broke an arm. I never threw anoth-er firecracker toward anybody. We had a lot of good times at the Godfrey home. Myles didn’t like staying away from home, so I spent the night with him. I could sleep anywhere, even under the six quilts that Belle piled onto our bed, pinning us down for the night. Hardy plants died in that cold bedroom, but we survived. In our teenage years, Myles would invite me and other guys to come over and play spin-the-bottle with some of Malinda’s good-looking girlfriends. We also played post office. Those games won’t mean anything to young folks. Just let me say this: They were more fun than Monopoly. But time changes almost everything. A few decades ago, I watched as the fire department burned down the Godfrey home to make room for a shopping center. Belle and Heyward are gone, along with my parents. Johnny lost his wife and is living in an assisted-living home. Malinda moved off to Texas, but comes home with her husband a couple of times a year to fix delicious brisket — that’s Texas barbecue — for some of us friends. A disease has stolen Myles’ ability to walk. But I’ve never heard him complain. An old newspaper guy, like me, he’s still plugging along, composing ads for a friend. Myles and I will see each other sometime during this Christmas season. We’ll tell some of the same stories we’ve always told. And we’ll laugh again. That’s what old friends do. Some things, after all, do not change. T he Lake Shore Hospital Authority did the right thing Monday by rescinding a ban on photography during board meetings. During the past two weeks, we examined meeting policies and procedures of all public boards in the region whose business directly affects the taxpaying residents of Columbia County. The City of Lake City had just proposed a ban on pho-tos at meetings and LSHA had such a ban in place. We wrote about this in the Lake City Reporter and expressed our concerns. We then petitioned the Hospital Authority in writing, explaining our concerns and the public’s rights under Florida law, and spoke to the group during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening. The board and its attorney examined the law closely and listened to our posi-tion. The board then voted unanimously to amend its policy, allowing photos “in a manner that does not interrupt or disturb the meeting,” which is in accordance with Florida’s open meetings law. We commend the board for its response to our concerns and for a speedy resolu-tion to this matter. The board’s former policy clearly was intended to maintain order and decorum at meetings. In the past, board meetings have been disrupted by citizens causing a commotion while taking photos. We agree that no individual’s behavior at any public meeting should cause a dis-traction to others in attendance. However, a ban on photography is not the way to accomplish this goal. It also was not in compliance with the law. The right to take photos during a public meeting is legally protected in Florida. We believe freedom is sacred and ought not be eroded in any measure. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority welcomed our discussion, listened attentively and agreed with the Lake City Reporter. The board stood up for the rights of the people it serves. In this case, the public — and freedom in general — wins. It has always been a Bob Cratchit/Ebenezer Scrooge sort of business...”empty as a banker’s heart” and so forth. Ever get angry with those guys? Most of us have at one time or another for a variety of reasons ranging from disputed balances to impolite and diffident clerks to hid-den and frequently raised fees to slow service at the drive through. Gouging seemed like the byword, charging us far more than they would give. Ever walk into a bank you have been using for years and sud-denly realize that the staff seems to change constantly-that no one recognizes you nor you them, that the bank manager or teller with whom you dealt so pleasantly last week has gone somewhere else. In fact that sort of Twilight Zone experience seems to be a regular occurrence. Well, there may be a simple explanation for at least some of this endless turnover. It’s lousy pay. You might consider this before feeling guilty about your perma-nent dismay at the role our com-mercial banks played in the real estate debacle that ignited the worst recession since the Great Depression and the amount of taxpayers’ money spent to rescue them. The rich institutions most of us rely on to protect what little fortune we have managed to accu-mulate not only have bounced back, they also have found ways to escape a climate of unfavorable interest rates to get even wealthier. One of these is for you and me to subsidize their under compensated help. According to a new study by the Labor Center at the University of California Berkeley, more than a third of the nation’s 500,000 bank tellers are being partially supported by taxpayers. That is despite the fact bank profits exceeded $141 billion last year and the median income for the industry’s chief executives was a tidy $550 million plus. Match that against data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that puts the median annual income of a bank teller at $24,100. That’s a whopping $11.59 cents an hour, hardly enough to live on without a second job or (and here’s the rub) help from tax supported programs like food stamps and Medicaid. The report says that in New York state alone 39 percent of the bank tellers and their family member are on some sort of public assis-tance. Bank employees nationwide receive $534 million from Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program; 105 million worth of food stamps and $250 million for the earned income tax credit. That’s nearly $900 million a year in supplemental income. It’s no secret that bank jobs are pleasant but financially unreward-ing unless one rises to executive status. It’s that image that inspired Charles Dickens to write A Christmas Carol. The position of handling the money behind the window frequently is held by the young on the make for something better or looking to pay for col-lege. They frequently don’t earn overtime or get paid for holidays when the bank is closed. ... Now it seems lower level jobs may be jeopardized by technologi-cal developments like video con-ference tellers at ATMs. Whether or not the technology will replace thousands of jobs as protestors claimed the other day in a rally against them or just be used to supplement the work force as the banks claim remains to be seen. The history of this sort of automa-tion is that once it is used, it ulti-mately brings economy of payroll. In other words, staff reductions. The American taxpayers will continue to provide the Christmas goose and all the trimmings this year and probably for the foresee-able future because Scrooge, as we all know, wasn’t just the figment of a wonderful writer’s imagination. I’m reminded of what humorist Will Rogers once said in a speech before the American Bar Association. He said it was a plea-sure and that he hoped “you will invite me back when the other half of your membership gets out of jail.” These guys give new meaning to passing the buck. Phil Q Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community Newspapers Inc. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 5A 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Announcements SVTA meeting The Tuesday, Dec. 10 Suwannee Valley Transit Authority board meeting has been cancelled. Ongoing Open registration The 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 vari ety 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. Today PSA The 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. 107 SRWMD meeting The Suwannee River Water Management Districts Governing Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49 in Live Oak. The meet ing is to consider District business and conduct pub lic hearings on regulatory, real estate and other vari ous matters. A workshop will follow. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting the Districts website: www.mysuwan All meetings, workshops and hearings are open to the public. VFW Bingo VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Bingo quarter games every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. These are open to the public. Call 386752-5001 with questions. Plant clinic University of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagno sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support group Another Way Inc. pro vides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential. Photo club Lake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel come. Dec. 11 Lake City Newcomers The 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 Rubio If you are having an issue with Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Benefits, immigration, the IRS or any federal agency, a member of Senator Rubios 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 Campaign United 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. 12 DAR meeting The 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 Planning North 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. 352-952200 x134 Tea Party meeting The 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. 13 Class reunion The 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. Fundraiser The Womans 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 Womans Club mis sion for building renova tion and local charities. Top Talent Show The 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. Christmas Train The Christmas Train Display welcomes all visi tors from Friday, Dec. 13 through Dec. 22 each evening from 6-9. We are located at 1260 SW Castle Height Terrace. For more details, call 755-6327. Chicken Pilau Dinner Five Points school is hosting a fundraiser lun cheon on Dec. 13 to help purchase Christmas gifts for children. Cost per plate is $7. The menu will include chicken pilau, green beans, cole slaw, bread and cake. Delivery available for five or more plates. Plates can be picked up at the First Full Gospel Church, 288 NE Jones Way. For more information call Jimmy at 386-623-6590 or Janice at 386-623-7375. Dec. 14 Wreaths Across America American Legion Post 57 is participating in Wreaths Across America, a nationwide 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, wreath, for $15 per wreath. Use the group ID FLALP57. Call location leader Caroline Bosland 386-466-7408 for more information. Breakfast with Santa Holiday 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 Childrens Medical Services of North Florida. A collection box for unwrapped toys will also be available on site. For more information, call 386754-1411. Live Recording Blazian 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 & Covers Rockstar 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 special guest. Open House Creative Ideas Salon, 819 SW Alachua Ave., will host a holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4-7 p.m. There will be refresh ments. A door prize/draw ing will be a part of the evenings festivities. Come learn about this new busi ness and meet the won derful employees. Contact Georgia at 438-8488 for more. RHS Alumni meeting The RHS Alumni are meeting on Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon at the Richardson Community Center. Call 386-752-0815 for more information. Dec. 15 Beyond the Noise Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1272 SW McFarlane Ave., will present a Christmas musi cal drama, Beyond the Noise, on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The performance is open to the public; admis sion is free. Dec. 16 UDC meeting United 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. Andys 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, con tact Linda Williams at 386454-2580. Renewal Service Hosted 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. 18 Book & Gift Event The Shands Lakeshore RMC, Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold its annual Book & Gift Event on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 18 and 19 in the Caf of the Hospital from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Benefits will be for Continuing Education in Health fields for staff and local scholarships to high school students. These items are 30-70% off retail prices. Come in and shop just in time for last minute Christmas gifts. Dec. 21 Christmas Extravaganza B&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 party VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host ing their Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 21. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. Well provide fin ger foods, you bring your friends and well all have a good time. The party is open to the public. Call 386752-5001 for more. Dec. 25 Christmas dinner Merry 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 386-7525001 for more. Volunteer Medical Center Lake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer ism, please call (386) 7583385 for more information or visit the hospitals web site at Lakecitymedical. com or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. Shands Lake Shore Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)2928000, ext. 21216. United Way United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Mikells Power Equipment INC. 1152 West US 90 Lake City 752-8098 Family Owned and Operated Since 1978 We service what we sell Chainsaws $ 199 95 38.2 cc 2 hp 13-16 10.3 lbs. South Florida at UCF Model 240 $ 279 95 40.9 cc 2.2 hp 13-18 9.2 lbs. Model 435 Ill show you how a life insurance policy with living benets can help your family with both long-term and short-term needs. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. It can also provide for today. Insuring your life helps protect their future. State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL 1311023 John Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 Jennifer Lee Ann Duncan Ms. Jennifer Lee Ann Dun can, 20, died Friday Decem ber 6, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is a lifelong resi dent of Lake City and was of the Methodist faith. She was a 2011 graduate of Columbia High School. Jennifer is pre ceded in death by her unborn son Landon Blake, and her boyfriend: Kenny Pelletier. Jennifer is survived by her Mother: Kathleen Duncan (Alvin K. Harry) of Lake City; sisters: Ashley Rene Moore (Justin) of Winder, Georgia and Vicki Le Duncan of Lake City, Florida; Maternal grand parents John C. and Jean Lear, Jr. of Lake City, FL; her uncle John C. Lear III (Michelle) and cousin Cassidy Lear; one niece Sophie Rene Moore; one nephew Travis Alexander DaSilva and a niece Raleigh on the way. Her father Er nest Duncan (Pam) Pompano, Beach, FL and half-brother Zachary Duncan, Pompa no, Beach, FL also survive. A memorial service for Jen nifer will be held Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Dees-Parrish Fam ily Funeral Home Chapel. With Reverend Louie Mabry DEES-P ARRISH F A MI L Y is in charge of all ar rangements 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign guest-book at Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 6A 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 By TONY BRITT F ormer Columbia County resident Harry Bates, an architect working and living in New York, won an award only the elite achieve. Bates and his business partner, Paul Masi, of Bates Masi Architects of Sag Harbor, New York, were inducted into the Interior Design Magazine 2013 Hall of Fame on Dec. 4 during a black tie event at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. The Hall of Fame selection was and still is a huge surprise..almost surreal, Bates said in an e-mail Saturday. To be included with such distinguished designers from all over the world who have been previously inducted is an enormous honor and I am very grateful for the recognition. We have a very small office and are not worldwide as some of the others are and to realize that someone has paid attention is almost unimagina ble. As I said in my very brief accep tance speech, .from that dusty little crossroads in north Florida. to the Waldorf. Bates Masi Architects, has been practicing for 48 years and has com pleted a range of projects including residential, institutional and com mercial designs located around the world. Bates graduated Columbia High School in 1944 and from the University of North Carolina in 1948. He transferred to North Carolina State University in Raleigh and received his architectural degree from there in 1952. That translates into the fact that Ive been an architect for 61 years, all but three of those years in New York State, he said. Bates, the son of the Dr. T.H. Bates, said he thought he would follow in his fathers footsteps and enter the medical profession, but that was not to be. I had always been interested in building and architecture but, at that time, there were no art classes or anything similar taught in the local schools so there was no outlet for this sort of expression, he said. Fortunately, there was a splendid new School of Design at NC State that offered an exciting curriculum new to the South and I latched onto it. All the icons of architecture at that time ( Wright, Mies, Gropius, Bucky Fuller) vis ited the school and the exposure was extraordinary. Bates said working 10 years at Skillmore, Owings & Merrill fur thered his education and exposure to the giants of the profession includ ing artists, furniture designers and landscape architects. He opened an office in the city in 1965 and relocated to the eastern end of Long Island in 1980. He cur rently lives in East Hampton. Bates practice has been primar ily in the domestic field with a certain amount of commercial and scholastic design and almost solely in New York with other projects in various parts of this country and the Caribbean. Its a wonderful thing to hap pen at this point in my long and very happy life, Bates said of his induction into the magazines hall of fame. All of my friends and teach ers and co-workers and, of course, my family had something to do with my being there at that moment. I had a wonderful childhood there in Lake City and have always felt so fortunate to have been there when I was and with all those I loved and still do. That is far more important than all the recognition and socalled fame. CHS alum wins major award in Manhattan COURTESY BATES-MASI Former Columbia County resident Harry Bates (right) stands on stage with his business partner, Paul Masi, at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Bates and Masi were recently inducted into the Interior Design Magazine 2013 Hall of Fame. Bates has been an architect in New York for the past 48 years. Harry Bates inducted into Interior Design Hall of Fame in NY.


BulletinBoard NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS Lake City Reporter 7A LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04247ASCHOOLT he Melrose Park team hopes that all of you enjoyed a thankful holiday and got as stuffed as that golden turkey on your tables. We like to inform the com-munity of what is to come this week at Melrose Park Elementary school. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., the Melrose Park Chorus will open the Columbia County School Board meeting with some sensational holiday hits. If anything can get you into the spirit of the sea-son, it’s the voices of our talented chorus students, lead by Mrs. Julie Taylor. As we jump forward into the week, Melrose Park Elementary wel-comes Pre-K friends and family to enjoy the Pre-K Christmas play and party, held on campus on Friday, Dec. 13. Parents, please come and help our littlest ones celebrate the magic of Christmas. Also on Friday, FGC will hold its annual Cup-Stacking Tournament. Several speedy Melrose Park students will com-pete for the coveted top spot in this tournament. Head out to the college campus to support our super-stackers. Thanks for tuning in. Have a safe and joyful week. CLASS NOTESQ To leave an anonymous message on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call toll-free, (866) 295-7303.Q To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947.Q Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to: Emily Lawson, Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 754-9400; or e-mailed to by 5 p.m. Thursdays.From Melrose ParkCupstacking Team Congratulations to the following students who made Westside Cupstacking Team: Zach Shaw, Noah Morris, Kade Jackson, Enaage Owens, Ty Wehinger, Corey Wilson, Jazzlyn Crews, Gracey Rogers, Bailey Rogers, Megan Edge, Ellie Hingson, Mason Gray, Jenna Roach, Kiersten Tracy, Amari Murphy, Angel Perez, Joseph Walker, and Kyli Nichols. Congratulations Wes Writers’ Club Fourth grade students invited to join the Wes Writers’ Club will be treated to an ice cream sand-wich. Students recognized by membership in the Wes Writers’ Club have consistently written 4.0 papers and have been recommended for member-ship by their teachers. Congratulations to the following members: Natalia Duarte, Noah Morris, Cadi Williams, and Dana Reed, and Haleigh Thomas. Nine Weeks Writing Congratulations to the following 2nd Nine Weeks Writing Winners: 1st Grade – Janelle Rivera, Bobby Shotwell, Emma Foreman, Zach Paulk, Chinyere Offor, and Mitchel Echoff. 2nd Grade – Luke Wehinger, Evan Williams, Ava Christie, Lillian Mart in, Eva Montalvo, Belinda Jackson, and Megan Roach. 3rd Grade – Tyler Dannett, Alissa Townsend, Kailie O’Neal, Cady Drain, Emma Edson, and Shanna Bolling-Spears. 4th Grade – Marissa Johnson, Domarion Hardman, Haleigh Thomas, and Dana Reed. 5th Grade – Hanna Schafer, Ellie Hingson, Ky li Nichols, Ty Wehinger, Diya Patel, and Joey Westside Elementary students News from Fort WhiteABOVE: Mrs. Lechner’s Pre-K students enjoyed reading stor ies about the first Thanksgiving and making real bu tter. CONTEST: Coach Brenda Hunter announced the winners of the local FWES Elks Hoop Shoot contest: Dari Langford, Jose Cuevas, Hailey Clemons, Kaleb Compton, and Kionne Atkins They competed at the county level on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Lake City Middle School. K-9 TRAINING: Sgt. Larry Shallar of the Lake City Police Department brou ght his K-9 partner to the FWES football field to show the students just how well this four-legged office ca n perform.COURTESY COMING UP Top Talent Show The first round of the 10th Annual Columbia Top Talent show will be on Friday, Dec. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 in the Columbia High School Auditorium. Come out and see who will be moving on to the final round. There will be a dance after the show with DJ Nelson in the multi-purpose room. News from Eastside ElementaryThe month of November flew by at Eastside! Our VPK and PK children went to the fair and saw the anima ls and exhibits. They had a great time. Our VPK also hosted a Thanksgivin g feast and invited parents to join in the festivit ies. All the children were Thanksgiving Native Americans and made their own ve sts and headbands. VPK teacher Mrs. Trista Dykes an d her paraprofessional Mrs. Ashley Brinkley did a great job plannin g and keeping all the “little indians” together for the luncheon with parents and families. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Shirlene Dicks for helping with the Thanksgiving lunch! Mr. Trey Hosford, Ms. Brooke Bedenbaugh, Mrs. Shato ya Carodine and Ms. Tabatha Hudson represented East side at the school booth at the County Fair. We are all proud to be a part of an awesome school district and to teach at a terrific school. The PTO and Parent Involvement held a meeting to up date parents on the events to be held at Eastside E lementary in the coming months. They have some exciting events planned. Be sure to watch for information in the monthly n ewsletters and calendar.COURTESY Winners from the Peoples State Bank Art Contest Pictured at left are the win-ners from the Thanksgiving Art Contest at Peoples State Bank. All three winners were from Five Points Elementary School. First place was Jalisia Coston (1st grade), second place was Dinah Snyder (5th grade), and third place was Dalton Thomas (3rd grade). Also pictured is Terri Metrick, the principal and Cheri Copeland, the art teacher.COURTESY


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By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE The early test for district supremacy turned out to be no contest. Fort White Highs basket ball team took all the wind out of the visiting Bradford High Tornados in an 82-53 victory on Tuesday. The Indians started the game with an 8-0 run in which they benefitted from three turnovers. A Bradford time out led to an 8-2 spurt by the Tornados that Fort White answered with a 12-0 run and the rout was on. The Indians got scoring from seven players in the first quarter, and led 25-13 at the first buzzer. Fort White continued its team play in the second quarter and pushed the lead to 42-27 at halftime. Quan Porter went on a 3-point tear in the third quarter. He made four treys during the period. The last one came from near the scoring table. Porter finished with 13 points in the quarter and Fort White led 61-38. He added another trey and seven points in the fourth quarter. Porter scored 28 points. Wyche (12), Sanders (11) and Chris Cottrell (10) also hit double figures. Other scorers were Christian Helsel, 6, Joe Powers, 5, Paul Perry, 4, Tyler Velez, 3, and Brown, 3. Caleb Jones led Bradford (3-4, 2-1) with 17 points. Fort White (5-0, 2-0) hosts Keystone Heights High at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a District 2-4A game. The early games in the tri-match did not go Fort Whites way. The Lady Indians lost, 49-37, and the boys junior varsity lost, 40-37. Fort Whites girls stayed within striking distance for 3 1 2 quarters. Bradford led by six points at halftime and four points at the end of the third quarter. A basket by Kasha Cook with 4:56 left in the game pulled Fort White to one point down, 32-31. Except for six more points from Cook, it was all Bradford down the stretch. Cook led the Lady Indians with 16 points. Cenise Armstrong scored 10 points, with seven from Rykia Jackson, three from Desma Blake and one from TaBresha Cannon. Nyasia Davis poured in 27 points for Bradford (6-5, 2-2). Fort White (2-5, 2-2) plays at Interlachen High at 6 p.m. Thursday. By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press As college football pre pares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida StateAuburn championship game, its easy to see why the coming four-team play off wont solve all the post season problems. Heck, we might just miss the BCS. Maybe? It sort of worked out this season. Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in domi nating fashion. Auburn (12-1) won the Southeastern Conference, and among the teams with imperfect records the Tigers resume is best. We all complain about the BCS, but isnt it funny how often they get it right, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. The pairings became official Sunday night when the final BCS standings came out. There was no question about 1 and 2. Itll be the Noles and Tigers at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 6 for the national championship. In the other marquee bowls: Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Clemson will play Ohio State in the Orange Bowl. Michigan State will play Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Baylor will play UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. Of course, Big 12 cham pion Baylor (11-1) and Big Ten champion Michigan State (12-1) might argue with that top two. But over 16 seasons college football fans have built up what can be called BCS acceptance, learning to live with the fact that there is only room for two. Fans of particularly aggrieved teams (2000 Miami, 2004 Auburn, 2008 Texas, just to name a few) still burn over the slights. Generally, though, by the Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS HEAR for the HOLIDAYS Dr. Debra Grin Au.D. Audiologist Cindy omas HIS Hearing Instrument Specialist $500 OFF Expires 12/31/13. an AGX5, 7, or 9 two-device hearing system. How do you know if you have a hearing loss? 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Today Columbia High girls soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Columbia High boys soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Fort White High soccer vs. Eastside High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Columbia High girls basketball vs. Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Columbia High, Newberry High, 4 p.m. Fort White High boys basketball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Fort White High soccer at Crescent City High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Thursday Columbia High girls soccer at Oak Hall School, 6 p.m. Fort White High girls basketball at Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Columbia High boys soccer vs. Taylor County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Friday Fort White High soccer vs. Hamilton County High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Columbia High girls basketball vs. Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Columbia High boys basketball at Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Saturday Fort White High boys basketball at Williston tournament, 1:30 p.m. Columbia High basketball vs. Palatka High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) GAMES CHS BASEBALL Instruction camp this weekend Columbia High head coach Heath Phillips has an instructional baseball camp planned for noon-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Players of all ages are invited to receive instruction from former major league players and college players. Fee for the weekend is $100. For details, call Phillips at 984-5261. LCMS WRESTLING Falcon Invitational tourney Saturday Lake City Middle School is hosting the Falcon Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be 11 schools in the competition, which will continue into the evening. Admission is $5. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs and sweets. For details, call Nikki Holliday at 984-0977. YOUTH BASKETBALL Coaches meeting at Richardson Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park Norths basketball league has 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. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095. From staff reports FSU returns to BCS title game PAUL BUCHANAN /Special to the Reporter Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has the Seminoles playing for the national championship on Jan. 6. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Hailey Shook (24) looks to shoot the ball against Keystone Heights High on Dec. 3. Fort White beats up on Bradford


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Kansas at FloridaESPN2 — Oakland at IndianaFS1 — Evansville at Xavier 8 p.m. FSN — South Dakota at Kansas St. 9 p.m. ESPN — Boise St. at KentuckyESPN2 — Gonzaga at West VirginiaFS1 — NJIT at Seton Hall NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Nashville at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FSN — UEFA Champions League, Paris at Benfica FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk at Manchester UnitedFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 10 3 0 .769 349 287 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 276N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 337Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 334 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 316Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 318Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 244Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 312Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 324 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 345Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 291Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 337 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301 Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 334 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 407 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 243 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 188Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 291Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 362 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 326 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 395 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Sunday’s Game Green Bay 22, Atlanta 21Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26Kansas City 45, Washington 10Tampa Bay 27, Buffalo 6Miami 34, Pittsburgh 28Philadelphia 34, Detroit 20Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28New England 27, Cleveland 26N.Y. Jets 37, Oakland 27Denver 51, Tennessee 28San Francisco 19, Seattle 17San Diego 37, N.Y. Giants 14Arizona 30, St. Louis 10New Orleans 31, Carolina 13 Monday’s Game Dallas at Chicago (n) Thursday’s Game San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m.San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m.Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.New England at Miami, 1 p.m.Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m.Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m.New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m.Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m.New York at Cleveland, 7 p.m.San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m.Boston at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Milwaukee at Chicago, 8 p.m.Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m.Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Chicago at New York, 8 p.m.Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv1. Arizona (63) 9-0 1,623 22. Syracuse (2) 9-0 1,522 43. Ohio St. 8-0 1,453 54. Wisconsin 10-0 1,318 85. Michigan St. 7-1 1,311 16. Louisville 8-1 1,262 77. Oklahoma St. 8-1 1,160 98. Duke 7-2 1,040 109. UConn 9-0 981 1210. Villanova 9-0 938 1411. Kentucky 7-2 926 312. Wichita St. 9-0 884 1113. Kansas 6-2 862 614. Baylor 8-1 843 20 15. Oregon 8-0 831 1316. Memphis 6-1 768 1617. Iowa St. 7-0 606 1718. North Carolina 6-2 450 —19. Florida 6-2 434 1520. Gonzaga 8-1 365 1921. Colorado 9-1 330 —22. UMass 8-0 326 2123. Iowa 9-1 207 2324. Missouri 9-0 203 —25. San Diego St. 7-1 159 24 Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise St. 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Indiana 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Creighton 2, George Washington 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1.AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 11 Kentucky vs. Boise State, 9 p.m.No. 13 Kansas at No. 19 Florida, 7 p.m. No. 20 Gonzaga at West Virginia, 9 p.m.SOCCERWorld Cup draw GROUP A Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon GROUP B Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia GROUP C Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan GROUP D Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy GROUP E Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras GROUP F Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria GROUP G Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States GROUP H Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South KoreaHIGH SCHOOLFootball playoffs State Championships At Citrus Bowl Class 8A Apopka vs. South Dade Class 7A Dwyer vs. Niceville Class 6A Armwood vs. Miami Central Class 5A Clay vs. Plantation American Heritage 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BAGATE TUESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 10, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 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MAX 320 310 515(5:50) “Match Point” (2005, Drama) Scarlett Johansson. ‘R’ “Gangster Squad” (2013, Crime Drama) Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling. ‘R’ “The Campaign” (2012, Comedy) Will Ferrell. ‘R’ Zane’s Sex SHOW 340 318 545(5:30) “The Way Back” (2010, Drama) Jim Sturgess. ‘PG-13’ Masters of Sex “Phallic Victories” Homeland “Big Man in Tehran” Masters of Sex “Phallic Victories” Homeland “Big Man in Tehran” BOWLING League reportsHIT & MISS Team standings: 1. Strike 3 (50-10); 2. Silver Ladies (37-23); 3. Ten In The Pit (36-24). High team handicap game: 1. High Five 806; 2. Silver Ladies 804; 3. Ten In The Pit 767. High team handicap series: 1. Strike 3 2,320; 2. Legal Ladies 2,301; 3. Git Up & Bowl 2,282. High handicap game: 1. Shirley Highsmith 239; 2. Ida Hollingsworth 231; 3. Linda Herndon 226. High handicap series: 1. Sharon Tuning 689; 2. Jackie Alford 651; 3. Sandra Peterson 634.(Results from Nov. 26) GOLDEN ROLLERS Team standings: 1. Ups and Downs; 2. Power E.N.D.S.; 3. Knock em Down. High team scratch game: 1. Gamblers’ 709; 2. Knock em Down 678; 3. You’r Up 638. High team scratch series: 1. Quirky Quad 1,949; 2. Wild Things 1,945; 3. Ups and Downs 1,847. High team handicap game: 1. Quirky Quad 919; 2. Gamblers’ 862; 3. Knock em Down 820. High team handicap series: 1. Wild Things 2,581; 2. Ups and Downs 2,423; 3. 2 Girls & 2 Guys 2,375. High scratch game: 1. Vy Ritter 182; 2. (tie) Ann Soliz, Joyce Hooper, Donna Duncan 170. 1. Mike Murrey 240; 2. George Mulligan 214; 3. Ric Yates 192. High scratch series: 1. Jane Sommerfeld 505; 2. Betty Carmichael 503; 3. Shirley Highsmith 469. 1. Bill Dolly 615; 2. Lee McKinney 586; 3. Dan Ritter 565. High handicap game: 1. Vy Ritter 244; 2. Ann Soliz 235; 3. Joyce Hooper 219. 1. Mike Murrey 254; 2. Lee McKinney 243; 3. Ross Meyers 230. High handicap series: 1. Jane Sommerfeld 685; 2. Betty Carmichael 659; 3. Nancy Tashiro 628. 1. Bill Dolly 693; 2. Dan Ritter 673; 3. George Mulligan 653.(Results from Nov. 14) TUESDAY NITE MIXED High team handicap game: 1. Wolf Pack 863; 2. All In 858; 3. O 2 Cool 857. High team handicap series: 1. O 2 Cool 2,522; 2. Wolf Pack 2,488; 3. Willies Fillies 2,428. High scratch game: 1. Mary Lobaugh 193; 2. Debbie Walters 174; 3. Chris Travis 165. 1. Bill Dolly 225; 2. George Walters 224; 3. Dess Fennell 219. High scratch series: 1. Debbie Walters 511; 2. Chris Travis 484; 3. Mary Lobaugh 481. 1. Bill Dolly 620; 2. Willie Frazier 572; 3. Jim Lobaugh 552. High handicap game: 1. Lau Sapp 250; 2. Debbie Walters 231; 3. Mary Lobaugh 225. 1. Dess Fennell 251; 2. (tie) Bill Dolly, George Walters 248. High handicap series: 1. Debbie Walters 682; 2. Chris Travis 664; 3. Lau Sapp 639. 1. Bill Dolly 689; 2. Willie Frazier 653; 3. Josh Duff 628. High average: Mary Lobaugh 169; Jim Lobaugh 186.(Results from Nov. 19) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Awesome Four (60-36); 2. Pin Droppers (56-40); 3. Jo’s Crew (55-41). High team handicap game: 1. Jo’s Crew 873; 2. Handicappers 830; 3. Keglers 798. High team handicap series: 1. Perky Pals 2,492; 2. Awesome Four 2,428; 3. Double Up 2,379. High handicap game: 1. Peggy Duncan 258; 2. Janet Nash/Schaafsma 233; 3. Joyce Crandall 222. 1. David Duncan 251; 2. Jerry Crandall 240; 3. Ross Meyers 223. High handicap series: 1. Ann Soliz 676; 2. Ellie DeRosa 657; 3. Jane Sommerfeld 625. 1. Wayne Johns 679; 2. Vernon Black 615; 3. Ric Yates 604.(Results from Nov. 5)


DEAR ABBY: I am a single 25-year-old man with a 15-month-old son. I didn’t plan on having any children, but my son is everything to me. His mother and I did not work out well living together. We had differ-ent priorities and per-sonalities and could not comfortably coexist. I have no ill will toward “Andrea.” She’s a great person and a phenomenal mom. My dilemma is I constantly regret not working harder to stay with her. I see her new boyfriend with my son and it kills me. I see my son only on my two days off. I wish I could see him more than that, but the only way I could see it happening is if Andrea and I got back together. Everyone I know says we made the right choice for the three of us, but they may be biased toward my side of the situation. I’m afraid of not being there for my boy like my father wasn’t there for me when I was a kid. I don’t think 18 hours a week with my child will be enough to prevent him from feel-ing the same way I did. — TORN FATHER IN CONNECTICUT DEAR TORN: You have some serious think-ing to do. Feeling as you do, that you didn’t try hard enough to save your relationship, discuss it with your ex and see how she feels about the possi-bility of a reconciliation. HOWEVER, while I admire your desire to be a good father, it would be unfair to Andrea to try to get back together only to spend more time with your son. Consider asking her how she’d feel about you having him one night dur-ing the week in addition to your days off. Because the breakup wasn’t acrimoni-ous, she may welcome the idea and agree. DEAR ABBY: I live in a condo complex and am appalled at the disgust-ing mess some residents leave behind in the laun-dry room. It’s hard to fathom that people are unaware that they are expected to empty the lint screen after using the dryer. My husband says they just don’t care. Why should I have to it just so I can use the machine? People also leave the tops and insides of the machines dirty with lint, hair and what looks like mites. Don’t you agree that people should wipe the laundry area down if they’ve left a mess? — TIDY IN NORTHAMPTON, MASS. DEAR TIDY: Whether I agree is less important than whether the board of directors of your con-dominium association does. Bring this up at the next homeowners meet-ing and ask that some rules be set and a sign posted in the laundry room “reminding” those who use it to PLEASE be sure the machines are left clean when they are finished using them. I can’t guarantee this will eliminate the problem, but it may help. P.S. If you are correct about seeing mites in the laundry room, the man-ager should be informed so an exterminator can visit the complex and eradicate the infestation. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Say what’s on your mind and protect your possessions, your cash and your financial well-being. Impulse will be your downfall, so think twice before you make a move you might regret. You can accomplish anything if you are benevolent. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Romance is highlighted. With a little thought, you can coax someone special to take part in a special event. A trip or gathering will be enlightening. The ideas you develop will help you plan for a brighter future. +++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Help others and you will be repaid. Don’t lend or borrow; ease stress by clearing up debts or collecting what you are owed. Someone’s uncer-tainty may leave you feel-ing unsettled. Be creative and you’ll come up with an alternative plan. ++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Work-related problems are likely to get to you. Don’t take criticism too personally. Listen and reflect. Do whatever helps boost your confidence. Focus on love. A romantic connection will give you something positive to think about. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen carefully and make sure you understand the risks involved before you decide to participate. Protect your assets and your future. Joint ventures are not likely to turn out well. Knowledge will be the key to your success. Network but don’t negoti-ate. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Problems providing what someone you love wants should be handled with care. Opt for some-thing that can help pave the way to reaching a set goal. Romance will make up for any misunderstand-ing or lack of attention that has occurred. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t fold under pres-sure. Look for a solution to a problem. Complete unfin-ished projects before you move on to more enjoy-able activities. Keep your anger in check if someone tries your patience. An old friend or lover may cause problems. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Make travel plans or check out educa-tional pursuits. Increasing your skills or finding a way to market your talents will benefit you in the future. A positive change will take place if you are prepared. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A promise made must be kept, regardless of how you feel. Unavoidable changes at home or within your personal relationships will turn out to be to your ben-efit. Make a move that will ensure you encounter new opportunities. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be cautious while traveling. Letting your emotions take over will lead to an unexpected change that stems from a feud you have been try-ing to avoid. Refrain from being pushy. Do not put pressure on a situation that needs to cool down. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Get as much work done as you pos-sibly can. Your reputation will depend on your abil-ity to deliver what you’ve promised. A passionate approach to life, love and everything you do will move past negativity to a positive direction. If you believe in yourself, others will too. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Overload your plate and you’ll make an impression on some-one special. Romance and doing something nice for someone you miss or want to work or spend time with in the future will bring good results. Make amends if that’s what’s required. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Single dad struggles to find more time to spend with son Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 3B


4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 New home with over 2,000 sq. ft. living space on over 1/2 acre.Great location country living with easy shop-ping access. 4 spacious bedrooms (split plan) all with walk-in closets. 3 full bathrooms, bed-rooms 2 & 3 have Jack & Jill bath. Master bath complete with dual sinks & garden tub. Nice owing kitchen complete with island. Open plan living & family rooms both have tray ceilings. Two car attached garage and under-ground utilities. Money Saving Highlights: Hardboard siding lower insurance rates. Your own private well you save approx $97/month. Your own septic you save approx. $53/month. All for $152,000. (386)752-5035 d days 7-7. A Bar Sales, Inc. Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 Tree ServiceHALSEY & Sons Tree Service Tree trimming/removal/Lic & Ins. All major credit cards accepted. Call 352-745-0630. LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 11-284-DRDivision:MABELBOWENS-GRIER,Petitioner/Wife,andJEFFREYGRIER,Respondent/Husband.NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH DEPENDENTOR MINOR CHIL-DRENTO: Jeffrey GrierAddress UnknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven D. Miller, Esquire, 950 South Pine Island Road, Suite A-150, Plan-tation, Florida 33324 on or before 01-10-14 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Flori-da 32055 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including order, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file No-tice of Current Address, Florida Su-preme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ Sol Rodriguez05542385December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RILEYROWAN and RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER intend to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida.andTwo sixty feet wide strips of land ly-ing between Lots 25 and 27 and be-tween Lots 35 and 37, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 57-58, Public Records of Columbia County Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, WILLIAM RI-LEYROWAN AND RUTHIE ROWAN BERNECKER, as the owners of all the lands described above, will request that the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of sail plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5th of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542424December 10, 17, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 122013CA000546CAAXMXCITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCES-SOR BYMERGER TO ABN AM-RO MORTGAGE GROUP, INC. Plaintiff,vs.RUTH E. YOUNG, et al, Defendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: RUTH E. YOUNGRESIDENT: UnknownLASTKNOWN ADDRESS: 425 SOUTHEASTSTARDUSTPLACE, LAKE CITY, FL32024-0209YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following described property located in COLUMBIACounty, Florida:LOT31 SHADOWWOOD UNIT2, a subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 24, 24Aand 24B, Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, Florida,has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan, PLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lau-derdale, FL33309, and file the origi-nal with the Clerk of the Court, with-in 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or imme-diately thereafter, December 23, 2013, otherwise a default may be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint.This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Lake City Reporter.Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.DATED: November 19, 2013P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk of the Court05542293December 3, 10, 2013 IN THE COUNTYCOURT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 13-468-CCBUDDYMAC JOHNSON,Plaintiff,vs.CHRISTINACHALREO BREAULT,Defendants.NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALENotice is hereby given that the fol-lowing described real property:Lots 5, 6, 15 and 16 of Block 8, Ma-son City, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 31, public records of Columbia County, Florida.shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Final Judgment in the above styled action dated November 18, 2013, and also any subsequent amended or corrected final judgment, at the Co-lumbia County Courthouse in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, to the best and highest bid-der for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 5th day of December, 2013.P. DEWITTCASON,Clerk of CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542423December 10, 17, 2013 NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AP-PLYTO BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS TO VACATE PLATNOTICE IS HEREBYgiven that WILLIAM C. ROWAN, intends to apply by appropriate petition to the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida, at its next regularly scheduled meeting to be held on January 2, 2014, commenc-ing at 5:30 PM in the Council Cham-bers, 372 W. Duval Street, Lake City, Florida to vacate a portion of the following described plat of land in Columbia County, Florida, as fol-lows:Lots 2, 3, 5, 7, 15, and 17, Country Lake in Woodborough, Phase 1, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 8, Pages 97-99, PubLegallic Records of Columbia County, Florida.All persons having any interest in the title to the above described real prop-erty are hereby notified that WIL-LIAM C. ROWAN, as the owner of all the lands described above, will re-quest that the Board of County Com-missioners of Columbia County, Florida vacate that portion of said plat as hereinabove described.DATED this 5 day of December, 2013.DARBY& PEELEBy: /s/ Richard E. Stadler.Post Office Drawer 1707Lake City, Florida 32056Telephone 386-752-4120Facsimile 386-758-4569Attorneys for Petitioner05542425December 10, 17, 2013 100Job Opportunities05542121The Lake City Reporter is now seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sales Associate This position requires self motivation and drive to assist business' within the community with their marketing and sales plans. Applying candidates must possess and energetic and professional attitude along with a clean driving history. Pay range is based on experience. This position is offered Salary plus uncapped Commission. Please send all resumes to twestberry@lakecityreporter.comor mail to: Attn: Theresa Westberry 180 East Duval Street, Lake City, Fl 32055 05542347PRESSROOM MANAGER Community Newspapers Inc. is seeking a pressroom manager for Mountain Press, located in Franklin, NC. The pressroom manager is responsible for all press and mailroom operations. This position requires experience in press operations, including press layouts, preventive maintenance procedures, quality reproduction, managing safety including OSHArequirements, and supervisory responsibilities for press crew and mailroom supervisor. Maintenance of key supply inventories, including newsprint, ink, plates, essential supplies and spare parts is required. Successful applicant will have hands on experience operating a Goss community press, computer to plate technologies, prepress workflow systems, File transfer protocol process, and newsprint ordering and inventory systems. Mountain Press is a regional printing facility for CNI’s Franklin Region newspapers. Email resume, salary requirements and three professional references to: or mail to: Rachel Hoskins, Franklin Regional Publisher, PO Box 350, Franklin, NC 28744. 05542427World Class CEMENT MANUFACTURER is in need of experienced Electrical Maintenance Technician to install, maintain, and repair electric and electronic equipment. Duties include, but are not limited to: High and low voltage tests and troubleshooting; electric control, piping, wiring, pneumatic, & hydraulic controls, air conditioning, operate mobile equipment, weigh feeders, calibration & troubleshooting, Shenck & Pfister Systems, test, calibrate & troubleshoot; & assist with departments needs as necessary. HS Diploma or equivalent preferred. Experience Required. Position requires working rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, overtime & accept call-ins after hours. Suwannee American Cement, located in Branford, FL. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants send resumes to or fax to Human Resources: 386-935-5071. Wanted Experienced Lube Tech w/tools. Apply @ Rountree-Moore Ford 2588 WUS HWY90 Lake City, FL See: Jimbo Pegnetter 100Job Opportunities1 TEMP Horticultural Workers needed 1/13/14-10/20/14. 4 Temp Horticultural workers needed 1/13/14-7/01/14. Must have 3 mo. verifiable exp. operating 55 + HP nursery equipment. Worksites in various greenhouses, fields in Olmstead, KYPlants, cultivates, & harvests horticultural specialties, such as flowers & vegetables, & performs related duties in environmentally controlled structure. Random drug testing at employer’s expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. All tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier if appropriate. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. $9.80/hr. Applicants should report/send resume to nearest FL Agency of Workforce Innovations office 386-755-9026 & ref. job order # KY0504930 or KY0505417. Hickory Hill Greenhouses, Olmstead, KY COOKS & Servers Experience Only If you love what you do Contact Country Skillit 1-3pm 41/441 S. of 75 IMMEDIATE HIRING Mini Bus Driver – Must have CDL +P– Local Route from Lake City – Monday through Friday, no weekends, no holidays – Must be friendly and professional – Fax or Email Resume 386-935-3700, Openings Immediately NOWHIRING Full time Experienced Servers ONLYneed apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City PARTTIME Warehouse position Requirementsflexible hours, good attitude, strong work ethic, strong back Apply in person at Morrell's The Perfect Run.. Southeast Regional Lanes!! -NEWBONUS PROGRAM -Great Hometime!! -Full Benefit Package -NO Northeast Lanes -CDLClass Aw/hazmat 877-893-9645 orapply WANTED Legal Secretary/Paralegal local law firm. Want someone with legal experience/training, willing to teach a highly-motivated person who has newly-graduated with a paralegal concentration. Fax resume to: 386-719-4788. 120Medical Employment05542402RN’S/LPN’S 7a-7Pand 7p-7a OPENINGS in a 180 SNF and Rehab Center, full time, excellent benefits, 1-2 years experience in a similar field preferred. Admissions and Marketing Asst ., FT, must be knowledgeable in admissions requirements in a skilled nursing facility with at least 2 years experience. Apply in person at Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL32064. Tel 386-362-7860 Check Out Clerk High volume, fast paced Medical facility seeking a Checkout Clerk. Duties include Cash handling, schedule appointments, data entry. Knowledge of medical terminology and medical insurance. Medical office Exp Preferred. If you display a friendly, professional and courteous manner. Please send your resume to OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Ophthalmic Technician F/Tor P/T Experience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 We are seeking a highly talented sales individual to fill a full time Optical Sales Associates position. Optical sales experience preferred but willing to train the right individual.We offer a team work environment and competitive compensation package complete with benefits.Please send resume to PO Box 489 Lake City, 32056 or fax to 386-755-1128. 120Medical EmploymentYouth Services International is pleased to announce the opening of the Jasper Youth Treatment Center and is now interviewing for opportunities in all Departments. Come join our team of dedicated professionals and make a meaningful positive impact on youth lives. Open positions include Licensed Clinical Director and Clinical Staff – LMHC/LCSW/LMFTMaster Level Therapists, Case Managers, Registered Nurses, Youth Counselors, Transitional Specialists, Direct Care Supervisors. 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 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. 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 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 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 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 3BR/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 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 BETTER THAN Apt 1br/1ba house, carport, fenced, pets ok, w/d on site $675/mo all util. & cable incl Lake City, 10 min. S Hwy 41 386-758-2408 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City Reporter


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BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FSU: Winston is Heisman favorite Continued From Page 1B COLLEGE POLLS Harris USA Today Computer BCS Rk Pts Pct Rk Pts Pct Rk Pct Avg Pv 1. Fla. St. 1 2617 .9970 1 1550 1.0000 1 .990 .9957 1 2. Auburn 2 2527 .9627 2 1486 .9587 2 .970 .9638 3 3. Alabama 3 2405 .9162 3 1414 .9123 t3 .890 .9061 4 4. Mich. St. 4 2242 .8541 4 1342 .8658 5 .860 .8600 10 5. Stanford 5 2102 .8008 7 1188 .7665 t3 .890 .8191 7 6. Baylor 6 2058 .7840 5 1275 .8226 9 .710 .7722 9 7. Ohio St. 7 2048 .7802 6 1211 .7813 7 .750 .7705 2 8. Missouri 9 1850 .7048 9 1088 .7019 6 .770 .7256 5 9. S. Crolina 8 1866 .7109 8 1108 .7148 8 .720 .7152 8 10. Oregon 12 1499 .5710 12 887 .5723 10 .600 .5811 12 11. Okla. 10 1517 .5779 10 913 .5890 12 .560 .5756 17 12. Clemson 11 1512 .5760 11 899 .5800 13 .510 .5553 13 13. Okla. St. 13 1430 .5448 13 845 .5452 14 .480 .5233 6 14. Ariz. St. 17 909 .3463 17 602 .3884 11 .590 .4416 11 15. UCF 15 1098 .4183 15 658 .4245 15 .460 .4343 16 16. LSU 14 1267 .4827 14 719 .4639 17 .350 .4322 15 17. UCLA 18 907 .3455 18 520 .3355 16 .430 .3703 18 18. Luisville 16 1091 .4156 16 611 .3942 23 .150 .3199 19 19. Wisc. 19 673 .2564 19 408 .2632 20 .190 .2365 21 20. Frsno St. 20 579 .2206 20 344 .2219 26 .060 .1675 23 21. Tex A&M 21 471 .1794 21 247 .1594 21 .160 .1663 24 22. Georgia 23 318 .1211 24 135 .0871 18 .270 .1594 22 23. N. Illois 22 408 .1554 23 149 .0961 19 .220 .1572 14 24. Duke 24 291 .1109 21 247 .1594 25 .070 .1134 20 25. So. Cal 27 53 .0202 28 33 .0213 21 .160 .0672 NRAP Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (56) 13-0 1,496 1 2. Auburn (4) 12-1 1,444 3 3. Alabama 11-1 1,376 4 4. Michigan St. 12-1 1,278 10 5. Stanford 11-2 1,217 7 6. Baylor 11-1 1,185 9 7. Ohio St. 12-1 1,130 2 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,099 8 9. Missouri 11-2 1,066 5 10. Oregon 10-2 880 12 11. Oklahoma 10-2 878 18 12. Clemson 10-2 848 13 13. Oklahoma St. 10-2 797 6 14. LSU 9-3 726 14 15. UCF 11-1 629 15 16. Arizona St. 10-3 614 11 17. UCLA 9-3 544 17 18. Louisville 11-1 525 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 383 21 20. Texas A&M 8-4 282 22 21. Fresno St. 11-1 227 24 22. Duke 10-3 201 20 23. Georgia 8-4 196 25 24. N. Illinois 12-1 144 16 25. Notre Dame 8-4 76 NR Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 74, Iowa 48, Miami 47 Vanderbilt 25, Texas 22, Cincinnati 11, Bowling Green 10, Washington 9, Rice 7, N. Dakota St. 4, Minnesota 2.AP Top 25 results No. 1 Florida State (13-0) beat No. 20 Duke 45-7. No. 2 Ohio State (12-1) lost to No. 10 Michigan State 34-24. No. 3 Auburn (12-1) beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42. No. 5 Missouri (11-2) lost to No. 3 Auburn 59-42. No. 6 Oklahoma State (10-2) lost to No. 18 Oklahoma 33-24. No. 7 Stanford (11-2) beat No. 11 Arizona State 38-14. No. 9 Baylor (11-1) beat No. 23 Texas 30-10. No. 10 Michigan State (12-1) beat No. 2 Ohio State 34-24. No. 11 Arizona State (10-3) lost to No. 7 Stanford 38-14. No. 15 UCF (11-1) beat SMU 17-13. No. 16 Northern Illinois (12-1) lost to Bowling Green 47-27, Friday. No. 18 Oklahoma (10-2) beat No. 6 Oklahoma State 33-24. No. 19 Louisville (11-1) beat Cincinnati 31-24, OT, Thursday. No. 20 Duke (10-3) lost to No. 1 Florida State 45-7. No. 23 Texas (8-4) lost to No. 9 Baylor 30-10. No. 24 Fresno State (11-1) beat Utah State 24-17.USA Today Top 25 Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida St. (62) 13-0 1550 1 2. Auburn 12-1 1486 3 3. Alabama 11-1 1414 4 4. Michigan State 12-1 1342 9 5. Baylor 11-1 1275 t7 6. Ohio State 12-1 1211 2 7. Stanford 11-2 1188 10 8. South Carolina 10-2 1108 t7 9. Missouri 11-2 1088 5 10. Oklahoma 10-2 913 15 11. Clemson 10-2 899 11 12. Oregon 10-2 887 12 13. Oklahoma State 10-2 845 6 14. LSU 9-3 719 14 15. UCF 11-1 658 17 16. Louisville 11-1 611 16 17. Arizona State 10-3 602 13 18. UCLA 9-3 520 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 408 21 20. Fresno State 11-1 344 22 21. Texas A&M 8-4 247 25 21. Duke 10-3 247 20 23. Northern Illinois 12-1 149 18 24. Georgia 8-4 135 NR 25. Miami 9-3 73 NR Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 47; Vanderbilt 40; Southern Cal 33; Iowa 30; Texas 27; Rice 23; Bowling Green 12; Notre Dame 8; Minnesota 6; Ball State 2; Nebraska 1; Virginia Tech 1; Washington 1.Harris Top 25 Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (97) 13-0 2,617 1 2. Auburn (8) 12-1 2,527 3 3. Alabama 11-1 2,405 4 4. Michigan State 12-1 2,242 10 5. Stanford 11-2 2,102 7 6. Baylor 11-1 2,058 9 7. Ohio State 12-1 2,048 2 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,866 8 9. Missouri 11-2 1,850 5 10. Oklahoma 10-2 1,517 16 11. Clemson 10-2 1,512 11 12. Oregon 10-2 1,499 12 13. Oklahoma State 10-2 1,430 6 14. LSU 9-3 1,267 14 15. UCF 11-1 1,098 18 16. Louisville 11-1 1,091 17 17. Arizona State 10-3 909 13 18. UCLA 9-3 907 19 19. Wisconsin 9-3 673 21 20. Fresno State 11-1 579 22 21. Texas A&M 8-4 471 23 22. Northern Illinois 12-1 408 15 23. Georgia 8-4 318 25 24. Duke 10-3 291 20 25. Miami 9-3 110 NR Other teams receiving votes: Bowling Green 75; USC 53; Notre Dame 46; Cincinnati 43; Texas 32; Rice 28; Ball State 18; Vanderbilt 13; Washington 12; Iowa 8; Minnesota 2. time the championship game kicked off, most everybody was on board. And only eight times before the BCS did No. 1 play No. 2 in a bowl game. Its been a remarkable seismic change for this sport, executive director Bill Hancock said. That was unthinkable before the BCS. In a season defined by blowouts, the only drama for Florida State came off the field, when quarter back Jameis Winston was investigated for sexual assault. The state attorney said there was not enough evidence to charge the redshirt freshman with a crime two days before the Seminoles played Duke. Winston is the runaway favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next Saturday. Auburn completed its worst-to-first run with a 59-42 victory in the Southeastern Conference championship game against Missouri. The Tigers didnt win a confer ence game last season.