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Lake City Reporter TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1 TODAY IN SCHOOLS Local schools are starting Celebrate Literacy Week. Read day-to-day activities at Melrose Park, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 245 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Schols . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B TODAY IN SPORTS Fort White undefeated, 1B. 70 38 Chance of rain, 2A Hospital sale on go By STEVEN RICHMOND email@example.com The Lake Shore Hospital Authority took the first step toward the sale of Shands Lake Shore, deeming it to be in the best interest of the local community, during a public board meeting Monday evening. Should the hospital be sold to a private owner, LSHA would no longer levy taxes on the publicaround $3 million a year, accord ing to Executive Director Jack Berry. The board of trustees held a public hearing prior to their regularly-scheduled meeting to hear input from local members of the com munity. However, only one person spoke to the board. If you shut this down, you may save the taxpayers some money every year, began Bob Jordan, a local medical malpractice lawyer. I suggest to you it probably will not be [in the JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Lake City Middle School eighth-grader Jack Duarte, 13, correctly spells complacency to win the 2014 Columbia County Spelling Bee held at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex auditorium on Monday. By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Middle School eighth-grader Jack Duarte won the Columbia County Spelling Bee Monday with complacency, but should avoid the word if he hopes to win the upcoming regional competition in Jacksonville next month. Considering how hard he worked to prepare for Mondays competition, that shouldnt be a problem. Niblack Elementary fifth grader TDeja Rowe narrowly missed the word hercu lean, affording her a runner-up position where she would shoulder the burden of spelling at the regional level should Duarte drop out of the running. Roughly 50 family members and friends of the competitors sat silently in the audito rium of the School Board complex, watch ing with bated breath as 13 fifth to eighth grade students, each representing area schools, spelled and misspelled words such as lucrative, diadem, malaise, acryl ics, omnibus and dodecahedron. I was so nervous, Duarte said after his win. I spent a couple hours a night studying words from different languages. His parents, Diogenes and Theresa Duarte, said he has read hundreds of books since his Westside Elementary kin dergarten teacher Denise Jordan instilled a love of reading in their son. We are very proud, Diogenes Duarte said. For spelling bee champ, By JIM TURNER The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott will ask lawmak ers to increase funding to $8.8 billion for roads, bridg es, ports and other transit needs in Florida as he con tinues to slowly roll out dif ferent aspects of his budget plan for next year. Scott said Monday his record transpor tation funding proposal, $200 mil lion more than in the cur rent year, will further spur economic development and create jobs. When I came in, I said how do you get this econ omy growing? Scott said during an appearance at the Jacksonville port, known as JAXPORT. Tourism will do it, but the other thing was that we have to focus on building things. On Friday, Scott who entered office in 2011 slashing a state budget he said was weighted down with short-sided, frivo lous, wasteful projects announced he will seek $100 million for the states tourism arm, Visit Florida, an increase of $35 million from the current year. The proposal for the Department of Transportation on Monday includes $138 million for seaport improvements, $3.8 billion for road construc tion, $192 million for bridge maintenance, $134 million for safety initiatives, and $90 million to bridge a 2.6mile section of the Tamiami Trail west of Miami to improve the southern flow of the Florida Everglades. Ports funding has been a priority for Scott since tak ing office, with more than $640 million directed toward expanding the states 15 sea ports since 2011. The focus, backed by state business groups, has been to make Florida a global shipping hub as the widening of the Panama Canal is expected to be completed in 2015. Its not if but when Florida becomes the trade gateway to America, FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said. An inland port is envi sioned at the North Florida Intermodal Park in Columbia County to take some of the overflow cargo from the added ship traffic. Scott and lawmakers this year are heading into the budget-building process with a potential surplus of $1 billion. Scott, who is up for reelection in the fall, has also asked lawmakers to slash $500 million in fees and taxes. The funding requests will be included in Scotts over all annual budget proposal, which will be sent to the Legislature before the 2014 session starts in March. This investment will enable our state to remain Record funding sought for ports, highways C-O-M-P-L-A-C-E-N-C-Y LCMS 8th-grader studied for hours on end. 6,700 residents lose power after Saturdays storm By STEVEN RICHMOND email@example.com Columbia County residents endured a uncharacteristically strong thunderstorm rife with power outages, foliage debris and property damage Saturday. By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org Poultry, waterfowl and other birds were treated like royalty for most of the day Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Most of the birds were car ried to and fro, they had been bathed, their feathers were neat, clean and tidy, as was their food no scratching in the dirt for snacks on this day. The birds were contestants in the 2014 Florida Sunshine Classic, an open poultry show that drew competitors from Florida, Alabama, Canada, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Virginia, Texas and West Virginia. At least 100 bird owners brought more than 1,400 birds to Saturdays competition, which was the 26th year of the show. Maryann Van Heusen, of Lake City, is a member of the Florida Poultry Fanciers Association, and has been showing chickens for close to two decades. It all started when my daughter was about three years old and got her first chicken, she said. She started showing chickens and it just grew from there and now shes 21 years old. You strive to breed for the best bird you can. Darlene Metzker, of Lakeland, and her husband got into poultry competitions through her grandchildren and continued after the grand Poultry show draws hundreds TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Maryann Van Heusen (left) and Darlene Metzker talk about poultry competitions as Metzker holds her Rhode Island Red bantam. Scott BIRDS continued on 3A PORTS continued on 3A SPELLING continued on 3A Board takes first step in what could be a two-year process. is no problem JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter A tree rests on top of a pickup at 236 SW Legacy Glen following a thunderstorm on Saturday. STORM DOWNS TREE STORM continued on 3A HOSPITAL continued on 3A
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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date TUE 7038 WED 5827 THU 5431 FRI 5932 SAT 5632 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 TueWedThuFriSatSunMon 41 53 65 79 78 74 73 25 30 48 61 62 3939 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Tuesday, Jan. 14 Tuesday's highs/Tuesday night's low 5 Moderate mins to burn 30 Chance ofrain showers Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Mostly sunny 6:46 a.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2014 0.19" 5:45 p.m. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA 2 shot at movie theater, 1 dies WESLEY CHAPEL Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting two people one fatally after an argument over cell phone use at a Florida theater. Pasco County Sheriffs spokesman Doug Tobin said two couples had been watching Lone Survivor Monday at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa, when the suspect and his wife apparently took issue with the couple in front of them over use of the phones. Tobin said the argument led to the shooting. Both victims were airlifted to a Tampa-area hospital. The man later died, but the female victims injuries werent considered life-threatening. The sheriffs office says a bystander detained the suspect until deputies arrived. Authorities didnt immediately identify the suspect. No charges have been reported.Missing Mo. child found safe in Fla. ANDERSON, Mo. A 6-month-old baby who was taken from his great-grandfathers home in southwest Missouri was found alive in Florida and his parents are in custody, authorities said. Anderson police said in a news release that the infant, Mitchell Farris, was healthy and safe when he was found Sunday in Miami with his parents, Preston Farris, 34, and Anastasia McDaniel, 30. McDaniels grandfather, Gerald Steele, has legal custody of the child, although court documents dont explain why. The parents are being held in the Miami-Dade County jail without bond, awaiting extradition to Missouris McDonald County on warrants for parental kidnapping. Jail records dont indicate if they have attorneys, and no attorney is listed for them in online Missouri court records. Florida authorities were contacted Saturday morn-ing after the investigation showed the parents were in the Jacksonville, Fla., area, police said. Authorities determined that McDaniel and Farris had left the Jacksonville area and were in the Miami-Dade area, where they were taken into custody while walking, police said. Anderson police said Monday the child is in the custody of Florida child services until Missouri authorities can pick him up.16-year-old missing off coast BOYNTON BEACH The Coast Guard is searching for a 16-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in the waters off South Florida. The Coast Guard says Boynton Beach Police reported the teen missing Sunday evening. Authorities say he was last seen swimming shirt-less near the Boynton Beach Inlet. The teen went underwater but failed to resurface while swimming with a cousin. Palm Beach County authorities have joined the Coast Guards search for the boy.Man dies after pulled from triathlon NORTH NAPLES Authorities say a man has died after being pulled from the swimming por-tion of a triathlon in south-west Florida. Another racer alerted lifeguards that the man was struggling in the rough waters Sunday. North Naples Fire District Capt. Chuck Bacon says the man was brought to shore on a paddleboard. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. The cause of death was not released. Organizers of the HITS Endurance triathlon tell the Naples Daily News that the mans death was a tragedy and racer safety is their first priority. Prince to appear on New Girl PASADENA F oxs post-Super Bowl party will include Prince making a guest appearance on the comedy New Girl. In an episode of the show that will air directly after the big game next month, Zooey Deschanels character is invited to a mansion party hosted by Prince a party her friends are determined to crash. Fox will also air an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine that night after New Girl, with the show fresh off its Golden Globe award for best comedy. The Super Bowl is traditionally the most-watched TV event of the year, so the time slots after it are considered prime real estate.First ladys 2nd gown lent to Smithsonian WASHINGTON Michelle Obamas fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Before its stowed away for a future presidential library, Obamas ruby-colored chiffon gown made by designer Jason Wu is being lent to the National Museum of American History for a year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Smithsonians first ladies exhibi-tion. The dress will be paired with Obamas shoes designed by Jimmy Choo and will go on display begin-ning Tuesday. While the Smithsonian traditionally collects each first ladys first inaugural gown, second gowns are usually shown only in presidential libraries. This is the first time the museum has displayed a second inaugural gown. Fey and Poehler: Golden as Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the gold again. For a second year, these funny ladies were the most-est as co-hosts of NBCs Golden Globes party. Fey explained their return engagement by noting, This is Hollywood, and if something kind of works theyll just keep doing it until everybody hates it. Not these returnees, who again presided with seeming effortless sass and hardly a joke off-target. During their shared opening rou-tine, Feys zinger about George Clooney and his penchant for dating younger women may have been the most riotously received wisecrack in recent awards-cast history. While Poehler and Fey set the perfect irreverent tone for the Globes and its party-hearty tradi-tion, the three-hour live broadcast from Beverly Hills, Calif., was remarkably well-behaved.Rodman apologizes for not helping missionary BEIJING Former basketball star Dennis Rodman apologized on Monday for not being able to help an American missionary detained in North Korea during his trip there to play in a game to celebrate the birthday of his friend and leader Kim Jong Un. Im sorry, Im sorry I couldnt do anything, Rodman told media on his arrival at Beijing airport from a weeklong trip. Its not my fault. Im sorry. I just want to do some good stuff, thats all I want to do. 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Friedrich Nietzsche To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christs stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 See an error? Thought for Today The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your orga-nization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterEnjoying the January sunFlorida Gateway College nursing student Felicia Thomas, 19 takes a break from studying to try to enjoy some sunshine and talk on her cell phone outside the Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center on Monday. 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According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, a law enforcement canine was brought to the school to assist the Fort White school administra tion in a sweep of the stu dent parking lot for any narcotics or illegal sub stances. Canine Zombie alleg edly alerted on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot that was registered to Nichols. Nichols was retrieved from class with his belong ings and car keys and was taken to the parking lot. Once in the parking lot, authorities reportedly asked Nichols whether there was anything ille gal inside his vehicle that would make the dog signal an alert. Nichols was said to be cooperative and told the deputies he had two smok ing pipes inside his center console, along with a little bit of marijuana. When authorities searched the vehicle, they reportedly found several pieces of drug parapherna lia throughout the vehicle and in the center console, where authorities also found a small baggie containing suspected marijuana. Authorities also report edly found an ashtray and several types of rolling paper along with an empty bottle of Burnetts Vodka underneath the driver side back passenger seat in a storage area. A bottle containing an unknown liquid was found in the rear passenger stor age compartment behind the drivers seat. Nichols reportedly told deputies the liquid was called Rush and he purchased it from a head shop in Gainesville. He reportedly told authori ties the purpose is to smell the liquid and it makes you feel light-headed. The items were then collected as evidence and Nichols was taken into cus tody. Nichols TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Melody Jonas, a judge in the 2014 Florida Sunshine Classic, inspects a Black Langshan during Saturdays poultry show at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. children were adults. She said sometimes her children are amazed how much they travel to show chickens. The kids think were crazy because well just get ready and head out of state to Ohio, Indiana or wherever..., she said. They say, I cant believe youre driving that far just to a chicken show. Cindy Kinard, American Poultry Association/ American Bantam Association Youth Leader for Florida, said children aged 3 18 affiliated with 4H as well as independents, participated in Saturdays poultry show. Most of the kids raise their animals, she said. Some of them hatch them and raise them themselves. These are all purebred and standard bred birds, they are not backyard birds. BIRDS Continued From 1A Jack is an avid reader, which has allowed him to develop his vocab ulary so well. Duarte has a taste for fantasy staples like The Hobbit and Game of Thrones. He is cur rently working on The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His favorite words? Powwow and Schadenfreude. Niblack Elementary Principal Melinda Moses lauded Rowes confidence. Its kind of luck, but you have to have that confidence to get up there, Moses said. [Rowe] had that confidence. Were very excited for her. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Participants for the 2014 Columbia County Spelling Bee pose for a photograph on Monday. Pictured are Alyssa Johns (front row, from left), of Melrose Park Elementary; winner Jack Duarte, of Lake City Middle; TDeja Rowe, of Niblack Elementary; Dylan Pace, of Westside Elementary; Tyler Roach (second row, from left), of Covenant Community; Adrielle Plasencia, of Fort White Middle; Khushil Patel, of Fort White Elementary; Kylie Vega, of Pinemount Elementary; Cadee Cooper (back row, from left), of Columbia City Elementary; Jacob Johnson, of Five Points Elementary; Carson Rosier, of Summers Elementary; Robbie Keen, of Richardson Middle; and Charleston Ponds, of Eastside Elementary. LEFT: Niblack Elementary School fifth-grader TDeja Rowe thinks about a word as she competes in the 2014 Columbia County Spelling Bee on Monday. Rowe finished second in the competition. SPELLING Continued From 1A competitive for many years to come, Scott said of his transportation proposal. The Tamiami Trail proj ect has been included in an ambitious $220 mil lion Senate effort to redi rect water and reduce pollutants out of Lake Okeechobee. While detailed break downs, including most costs, are expected when Scott releases his overall budget proposal, the trans portation projects Scott and Prasad highlighted include: Work on the Blount Island Marine Terminal at the Jacksonville port to increase operations and handle larger cargo. Expanding Interstate75 to six lanes south of Georgia. Improving the inter change of I-75 and Floridas Turnpike at Wildwood. The Homestead extension of Floridas Turnpike. Improving the inter changes of Interstate 4, Interstate 95 and U.S. 92 as part of a revamping of the Daytona International Speedway corridor. PORTS Continued From 1A A tree fell on a pickup truck at one local residence but no one was hurt. Emergency Management Director Shane Morgan said weather devices at the Lake City Gateway Airport regis tered wind gusts of 62 mph at their strongest as well as 1.48 inches of rain near the U.S. Forestry Service Office. However, Morgan said no injuries were reported during the temporary tem pest. Florida Power and Light spokeswoman Carissa Metzger said her company restored power to 3,200 Columbia County cus tomers on Saturday after damaging winds fell trees and powerlines around the county, even bringing in resources from neighbor ing counties to repair the electric infrastructure. Clay Electric spokes man Wayne Mattox reported his company restored power to 3,500 of its members the same day, as well. STORM Continued From 1A SCHADENFREUDE Associated press TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to name a new lieu tenant governor. Scott posted a message on his Facebook page say ing he will make a major announcement regard ing the vacant position on Tuesday. Last March then-lieu tenant governor Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that prosecutors have said was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing. A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist last week sued Scott and said he breaking a state law that requires him to appoint a lieutenant governor. There has been specula tion for weeks about a whole range of potential candidates for the job, including State Sen. Tom Lee and MiamiDade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera. best interest of the people of Columbia County]. If it is, theres no data here or studies to show that... If the hospital is sold, its suddenly owned by a forprofit entity that may make drastic changes to the hos pital. The board then heard a presentation from Bruce Kelley, Senior Vice President of the Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions branch of asset manage ment firm First Southwest, who spoke at length on the steps, pitfalls and con siderations involved in the sale of a hospital. If you want to sell the hospital, youve got to define your objectives, Kelley said. You have to know why youre doing it and what you hope to accomplish. Among the key negotia tion points, Kelley suggest ed: find a purchase price that reflects the value of the hospital, secure a capi tal commitment, gather the input of local physi cians and determine the difference between what is and is not an essential service. The board then began discussion between its members whether they felt the sale would be in the communitys best interest a formality required by Florida statute if LSHA, a public entity, plans to sell its hospital to a private company. Board member Lory Chancy shared Jordans dissent. I still do not feel that it is in the best interest of our community to sell our hospital, Chancy said. I think the lease agreement we have is one of the most pristine ventures anyone has in the state. It helps offset our taxes, helps us to take care of our indi gent, who will still have to be taken care of one way or another, and it affords us some latitude in making sure theyre taken care of properly in the county. Fellow board mem ber Mark Vann offered a rebuttal. We have very, very lim ited, if any, control over how patients are taken care of in that hospital. We dont oversee patient care... Vann said. I still think that if we were man aging the hospital, that would be more of a prior ity in my mind. I dont see that their care is going to go down just because were not sitting around this table having a bill pre sented to us. I think if we can come up with a plan that makes sense, that formulates the removal of that additional 3 million a year in tax burden to the community, then its abso lutely vital to consider it... I think its important to give it a shot. The board then voted 4-1 Chancy casting the sole nay that the sale was indeed in the commu nitys best interest. I have no concerns [that patient care will diminish], Berry said. You have nay sayers everywhere. Thats what they said when we first leased the hospital... I dont see them gauging customers. The board also voted to send out request for proposals for an appraiser to determine the value of LSHAs assets and for a transaction broker. The Lake Shore Hospital Authority will hold their next meeting Feb. 10. HOSPITAL Continued From 1A STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter Bob Jordan, a local medical malpractice lawyer, speaks out against the potential sale of the Lake Shore Regional Medical Center at a public hearing Monday evening. Gov. Scott to name lt. gov. after nearly 10 months
I n one of the many news reports about Liz Cheneys decision to end her bid for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Matt Mead was quoted as saying, Name recognition and dynasties that just doesnt fly in Wyoming. He was trying to explain why the 47-year-old former State Department official, who also hap-pens to be the daughter of Dick Cheney (a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming for six terms before becoming vice president), didnt catch fire with local voters. Meads implication was that Wyoming vot-ers think for themselves and arent swayed by such trivial concerns as family lineage. But the truth is, dynasties dont actually do so badly in Wyoming. Relatives of previous officehold-ers dont always win when they run, but they dont always lose either. Meads grandfather, it turns out, served as both governor and senator (as the New York Times story noted). Former Sen. Alan K. Simpsons father was both governor and senator as well, and his brother Pete served for several years as a member of the state Legislature. This is not just a Wyoming phenomenon. Americans like dynas-ties. Being the wife of a president (like Hillary Rodham Clinton) or the son of a president (like John Quincy Adams or George W. Bush) or a senator (like Al Gore) may not guarantee a future in politics, but it doesnt appear to hurt. Liz Cheneys real problem was probably not a popular backlash against her famous name. Of more significance, we suspect, was her belief that she could waltz into a state where she had not lived for many decades, purchase a house (which she did in 2012) and run for office against a popular incumbent on the strength of her family ties. The Cheney name may be famous in Wyoming, but it was not lost on voters that she went to high school in Virginia, college in Colorado and law school in Illinois. She lived in the Washington, D.C., area until the Senate race began and would have ended up there again pretty quickly had she won. There were plenty of other missteps that could have led to her drop in the polls, including her very public spat with her lesbian sister, Mary, over the issue of same-sex marriage. There was a disagree-ment between the Cheneys and the popular former Sen. Simpson. There was her decision to run not for a local seat but directly for the U.S. Senate in her first bid for pub-lic office. When she withdrew from the race Monday, Cheney cited serious health issues in her family. ... The point is that her effort to win the hearts of the people of Wyoming without really being one of them was ham-fisted and presumptu-ous and, unlike Hillary Clintons successful carpetbagger race for U.S. Senate in New York in 2000, it was recognized as such by the vot-ers. Frankly, thats heartening. 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The punitive actions of his trusted aides against a minor political figure of the opposite party have landed him in the soup, which despite the distance still remain-ing before a national election, may eventually drown him. Did he know ahead of time about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge that caused a four-day nightmare for the citizens of Fort Lee, N.J., that this was the work of his friends in his behalf? Despite his fervent denials, there always will be doubt and with that a lingering concern about whether he is the kind of guy who might actu-ally support this kind of absurd act of vengeful irresponsibility. The Watergate inspired question what did he know and when did he know it? is not likely to go away, considering at least two investiga-tions and the possibility of both civil and criminal litigation. Woe is me to the GOP establishment who saw him as a possible 2016 standard bearer of modera-tion against the radical right. The partys mainliners cant seem to catch a break. This juvenile action against Fort Lees Democratic mayor for not endorsing the governor before his landslide election last fall is in the worst traditions of the dont get mad, get even philosophy. History is replete with examples of the disastrous impact of a ricocheting bullet fired under those circum-stances. To be trite, what goes around comes around. Shades of Richard Nixon and the dirty tricks gang who once plotted to set up a floating whore house off Collins Avenue in Miami to blackmail del-egates to the Democratic National Convention. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed on this one but not others. It would have been much better for Christie way back there in September of last year when the closings took place if he had paid attention to what was quickly becoming the worlds largest traf-fic jam on the New Jersey side of the worlds most highly trafficked bridge. Someone of his supposed political acumen and perception must have been aware of the com-ing sound of doom. When the press inquiries began to emerge about an alleged study that no one could or would answer an announcement by him to look into the matter might have backed up his later denials of knowledge or involvement, made them much easier to believe. Instead, he did what any number of predecessors in high office did under the circum-stances. He shrugged it all off as an attempt to diminish his standing as the putative front runner in the Republican presidential scramble just now building. Even if that were true (Im not saying it wasnt to some degree because front runners are always forced to play dodgeball) a public statement would have gone a long way to softening the blow to his standing when the emails linking his top aides to the whole affair began to emerge recently. Once again that lesson never seems to be impressed on most pol-iticians. Only Dwight Eisenhower followed the edicts of an Army life-time where just dont get caught is the first rule. He wasted no time in dismissing his most trusted aide Sherman Adams before Adams indiscretions brought down the White House. Had Nixon, Ikes vice president, followed that example and cleaned out the Committee for the Reelection of the President two days after Watergate, the crisis might have been averted. Harry Truman, on the other hand, refused to do in his cronies when they strayed and it tarnished his image. There always is an element of arrogance in these matters. The principal in high places somehow seems to believe the myth that his own importance and position will protect him, forcing him later to desperately issue personal apolo-gies for the alleged lies and failings of subordinates. So Christie sent them to the political guillotine and pleaded for for-giveness. Good luck on that, Tiny. Q McClatchy-Tribune News Service Q The Tampa Tribune Cheneys problem wasnt her nameI t defies common sense that there is no federal law or requirement that Americans be notified of any breach-es of their personal information in Obamacare even though laws mandate the private sector alert customers and users in these situations. Wed like to know how federal bureaucrats would feel if a hacker retrieved their Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other vital information and used it to exploit them. We guarantee you they would take quick action. Current federal policy doesnt come close to cutting it. An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services decides whether a breach poses a risk of harm to citizens and whether they should be notified. Fortunately, some Republican lawmakers rec-ognize notification should not be optional that Americans have a right to know, period. Fixing this flaw one of many in Obamacare is especially important consider-ing the major breach that recently occurred at Target, as House Republican Leader Eric Cantor has noted. A former Social Security Administration chief has called Healthcare.gov a hackers dream, computer experts have repeatedly voiced security concerns and several state attorneys general have pleaded with HHS to take correc-tive action. And legitimate questions have been raised about the qualifications of Obamacare navigators who help Americans sign up for the health insurance program. Congress has a chance to fix this glaring oversight starting today when the House considers legislation that would require the government notify people within two days. The bill, sponsored by Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts of Pennsylvania, is based on legislation previously filed by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor. Bilirakis bill would require quicker notification an hour which is the exact standard that HHS requires for its contractors and Obamacares state exchanges. That would be superior; the earlier notification, the better chance to take faster protective action. But whether its one hour or no later than two days, people need to know when their personal information is stolen or breached their finances could be at stake. Congress must address this security gap immediately. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is a longtime Washington journalist and former vice president of Scripps Howard Newspapers. Readers may send him email at firstname.lastname@example.orgAOPINION
TODAYMedicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Bay Street BrassworksBay Street Brassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble perform-ing selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Bebop. A new flex ticket system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K-12. See ww.communityconcerts.info, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details.Sparkleberry meetingThe Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Hatch Park in Branford. Troy Springer of Springer Environmental Services will discuss build-ing and maintaining an aes-thetically-pleasing, func-tioning property. Call Betsy at 386-719-0467 for more information.VFW BingoVFW 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 386-752-5001 with questions.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, 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 groupAnother Way Inc. provides 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 ClubLake 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.Jan. 15Olustee planningThe Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet-ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa-tion, call 755-1097.Jan. 16Grief and Loss meetingThe Hospice Foundation of America will present Supporting Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 12-3 p.m. at the Wings Education Center located in the Lake City Plaza. To make a res-ervation for this presenta-tion, call Vicki Myers at 386-755-7714 ext. 2411.Police AcademyThe LCPD is currently accepting applications for the 3rd session of the Citizens Police Academy which will begin on Jan. 16. The 12-week course will be held every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Training Room. Space is limited and applicants must pass the criminal background screening, be 18 years of age, be a US Citizen, hold a valid drivers license and have no criminal history. Deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. To request an application, contact Audre Washington at 386-719-5742 or email@example.com.Retired EducatorsThe Columbia County Retired Educators will meet Thursday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at the school Board Adult Education Center, Room 120. For more information, contact Will Brown at 386-752-4074.Spring GardeningThe UF/IFAS Extension is hosting a number of workshops beginning with Spring Vegetable Gardening on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:45 p.m. at the Ft. White Public Library. The workshop speakers will be Gerry Murphy and Bill Whitley. The public is invited.Camera ClubThe Branford Camera Club will hold its month-ly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at Cuzins Restaurant. Our program will focus on Getting to Know Your Camera, so bring your camera and owners manual to the meeting. Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 431 SW Birley Ave. Cost is $20. For tickets and more information, contact Raymond Brady at 386-365-2535.Arbor Day CelebrationThe Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will have an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to Branford Town Hall on US 129. Stop by our booth and receive a free native tree with planting instructions. Limit one per family. The Sparkleberry Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month (except June and August) at 6:30 p.m. at Hatch Park, 403 Craven St. SE Branford.Art ReceptionThe community is invited to Wine and Cheese recep-tion at the Gateway Art Gallery, 461 SW Main Blvd., on Friday, Jan. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The reception is for Linda Pence, the art-ist of the month. Linda is a fantastic water color artist who teaches water color classes in Gainesville. Bring your invitation to the reception to be entered in a free drawing, or stop by the gallery to pick up an invita-tion to be entered into the drawing. For more infor-mation, call 752-5229.Protecting WaterThe UF/IFAS Extension is hosting a number of workshops, the second of which is Protecting Floridas Waters at the UF/IFAS Extension on Friday, Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop cost is $25 which includes lunch and materials. Earn 4 CEUs for private ag or landscape pesticide licens-es. Those who attend must be pre-registered. Call 386-752-5384 for details.Early Learning meetingThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc., Provider QRIS Meeting will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.Jan. 18King BreakfastThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Womans Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Any doctor who has not received an invita-tion to be honored, please call Bernice Presley at 386-752-4074 on or before Jan. 3.Spring GardeningThe UF/IFAS Extension is hosting a number of work-shops including Spring Vegetable Gardening on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Columbia County Public Library. The workshop speakers will be Gerry Murphy and Bill Whitley. The public is invited.Jan. 19MLK programThe Columbia County Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program on January, 19 at 4 p.m. at the New Day Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 West Long St. The program is entitled, The Journey Continues in Pursuit of the Dream. Rev. Lance Mills will be the speaker.Daylily SocietyThe Suwannee Valley Daylily Society meets Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Public Library community meet-ing room. They meet the third Sunday of every month. The program for January is Companion plants for Daylilies. For more information, email Gene Perry, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Mens breakfastVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will hold a Mens Auxiliary Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Call Sharrie at 386-752-5001 for more.Gospel NightBluegrass Gospel Music Night with Trinity River Band will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 6-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Admission is free.Jan. 20DAC meetingThe United Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, will meet Monday, Jan. 20 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval. The meal will be served after the meet-ing. Cost is $9, drink is extra. Reservations not required. Call Linda Williams at 386-454-2580 for more.SAR meetingThe Lake City chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meet-ing on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Guang Dong Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Circuit Court Judge Julian Collins. For more info, call Ralph Wright at 386-961-9112.Jan. 21Board meetingThe Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135.Jan. 22Annual WV DayJan. 22 is the RSVP deadline for the Annual WV Day which will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1905 SW Epiphany Ct. The event will be catered. Call 386-984-6938 for more.Builders AssociationThe Columbia County Builders Association invites you to attend their January 22 luncheon at Gators Dockside lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., the meeting begins at noon. Dan Gherna from the Lake City Board of Realtors will update us on local real estate sales and projec-tions. Cost to CCBA mem-bers is $12, non-members is $15 (inclusive). RSVP to 386-867-1998. Jan. 24Roots & Boots tourThe Roots & Boots tour featuring Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippen will be at the Howard Conference Center on Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets are $15 for FGC students, $25 for regular admission and $40 for VIP seats. Call 386-754-4340 to purchase tickets or for more infor-mation. Jan. 25Sock HopAmerican Legion Auxiliary Unit 57 is hav-ing a Sock-Hop fundraiser to benefit the Girl State Program on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Unit 57 gives a scholarship in memory of Brenda McDiarmid who started the Sock Hope before she suddenly passed away in 2010. Cost for the dance is $5 per person. A cake auction and Quilt auc-tion will also be held that night. All proceeds from the dance will be given as a scholarship to Florida State University. Members and guests are invited. For more information contact Irma Wehrli at 386-755-3814.5A Vance Cox Agent/Owner "VUP)PNF#VTJOFTT-JGF 386.752.2345 Phone 877.322.7143 Fax 386.965.4120 Cell email@example.com 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. WardDowntown Lake City(386) 752-5470 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-706015 yd. 20 yd. 30 yd. 40 yd. Delivered to your job site today Edward Henri Swanko, Jr.Mr. Edward Henri Swanko, Jr., 60 of Lake City, passed away peacefully at his home on Sat-urday, January 11, 2014. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida and had made his home in Lake City since 1981. Mr. Swanko graduat-ed from the Cor-al Gables High School in 1971 and was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Disable American Veter-ans, the Knights of Columbus and Epiphany Catholic Church. Mr. Swanko was an avid animal lover, a licensed pilot and he en-MR\HGVKLQJDQGKXQWLQJZKHQable. He was preceded in death by his father, Retired Major Ed-ward Henri Swanko in 2002.Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Swanko Dupree (Devin), Charlotte, NC; his mother, Mar-cella Swanko, Wellington, FL; two brothers, John Swanko, Live Oak, FL and Mark Swanko, Jen-nings, FL; seven sisters, Kathy Poppe (Rick), Piedmont, SC, Dor-othy Buenacasa, Columbia, MO, Mary Anne Truzzolino (Gary), Wellington, FL, Jane Souaid (Robert), Palm Beach, FL, Deb-orah Hendricks (Wayne), Hunt-ersville, NC, Bernadette Hereth (Ric), Columbia, MO and Mar-tiele Swanko, Pembroke Pines, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends also survive. A funeral mass will be conducted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Epiphany Catho-lic Church with Father Michael 3HQGHUJUDIWRIFLDWLQJ,QWHU ment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5-7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home with a Rosa-ry service at 6:30 PM. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. Please sign the guestbook atwww.guerryfuneralhome.net Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart-ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterDucks in a lineAlexis Pieczarka takes a photograph of ducks near Lake DeSoto on Monday. She said that she likes photographing them because theyre just interesting. And sometimes they beg me for food.
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SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Wisconsin at IndianaESPN2 Oklahoma at Kansas St.FS1 St. Johns at DePaul 9 p.m. ESPN Kentucky at ArkansasFS1 Butler at Creighton NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Philadelphia at Buffalo TENNIS 9 p.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia 3 a.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, AustraliaFOOTBALLNFL playoffs Divisional Playoffs Saturday Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Conference Championships Sunday New England at Denver, 3 p.m. (CBS)San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At HonoluluTBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J.AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)BASKETBALLAP Top 25Record Pts Prv1. Arizona (61) 17-0 1,621 1 2. Syracuse (4) 16-0 1,560 2 3. Wisconsin 16-0 1,482 4 4. Michigan St. 15-1 1,442 5 5. Wichita St. 17-0 1,300 6 6. Villanova 15-1 1,289 87. Florida 13-2 1,205 10 8. Iowa St. 14-1 1,048 9 9. Oklahoma St. 14-2 1,046 11 10. San Diego St. 14-1 1,020 13 11. Ohio St. 15-2 979 3 12. Baylor 13-2 952 713. Kentucky 12-3 912 14 14. Iowa 14-3 831 2015. Kansas 11-4 686 18 16. UMass 14-1 579 19 17. Memphis 12-3 536 24 18. Louisville 14-3 525 12 19. Cincinnati 15-2 405 20. Creighton 14-2 329 21. Colorado 14-3 328 15 22. Pittsburgh 15-1 299 23. Duke 12-4 193 1624. Saint Louis 15-2 148 25. Oklahoma 13-3 103 25. UCLA 13-3 103 Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.NBA schedule Sundays Games Sacramento 124, Cleveland 80Memphis 108, Atlanta 101San Antonio 104, Minnesota 86 Tuesdays Games Sacramento at Indiana, 7 p.m.New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m.Cleveland at L.A. 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DEAR ABBY: My family has been keep-ing a secret from my grandmother. I have a 17-month-old daughter that she doesnt know exists. I wanted to tell my grandma from the start about her great-granddaughter (her first), but I am afraid to. My family thinks that telling her will cause too much stress on her. NO one in the family takes my feelings into consideration. I think my grandmother should know shes a great-grandma. The problem is, I dont know how to tell her. Shes 90 years old. Im afraid if I say something now, it really MIGHT be too stress-ful for her. Also, Im afraid that if I reveal this secret, it will start a family feud. I want a relationship with my grandma like I used to have. I cry every time I talk to her on the phone because I have to lie to her about my day-to-day life and why I cant come to see her. I am really starting to resent my fami-ly. Please help. SECRET MOMMY IN NEVADA DEAR SECRET MOMMY: Your grandmother wasnt born yester-day; shes 90. Im sure that in her decades of living she has seen plenty of life. While she will probably be shocked that she was kept in the dark this long, I agree she should know the truth. She should also know that you love her, which is why you are tell-ing her the news. She may or may not want to see her great-grandchild, but the choice should be hers. DEAR ABBY: Im in my 70s, married for 50 years. I worked outside the home for many years and earned retirement benefits. There have been many ups and downs in my life, for me per-sonally as well as for mem-bers of my family. Of course, there have been good times, too. I feel blessed. All my life I have been the go-to girl for my fam-ily as a daughter, sister, wife, mother and aunt for help or advice. I love them, but Im tired. How do I retire my crown -which has been overwhelming at times without hurting or alienating anyone? There seem to be so many problems and only one of me. Many times I have felt stretched too thin, but now my health and energy are no longer what they once were. Im reasonably healthy, but Im very tired. I value my Judeo/ Christian belief of doing unto others. Am I being selfish? GO-TO GIRL IN NEW MEXICO DEAR GO-TO GIRL: Your mind and body are trying to tell you something important. I hope you will pay attention before your health suffers because it could if you dont start drawing the line. There is nothing selfish or wrong about saying: I love you, but I cant help you. I cant because Im at a point in my life where I cant handle stress like I used to. And if the person doesnt get it, you should repeat it. DEAR ABBY: I have a dear friend who I have been friends with for years. However, there is one thing I cant stand about her. Its her vulgar language. Every sentence that comes out of her mouth includes the F-word. Shes not a soft-spoken individual, so oth-ers can hear her. It embar-rasses me and makes me not want to be around her in public. How can I tell her she embarrasses me when she talks that way? SOFT-SPOKEN FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: Tell her in exactly the way you told me. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Prepare for the unexpected. Dont make impulsive moves when thought and planning are required. Size up your situation, look at your opponent or dilemma, and make simple moderate alterations to counter any diversion. Set a standard and stick to it. ++++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): A community event will bring you closer to someone you share the same interests with. You will learn a great deal from someone with experience and clout. A partnership will develop with someone responsible. Stick to the truth. +++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Say whats on your mind. You may face opposition, but at least you will know where you stand and who your allies are. Once you establish your position, it will be easier for you to follow through with your plans. +++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Emotional issues will mount, making it important to reveal your feelings and clear the air before situations get blown out of proportion. Re-evalu-ate your position and make the changes that will help you move forward. Leave the past alone. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Dont fear changing your mind if you are offered an opportunity. Talks will lead to change, and change will help you finish whats holding you back. Altering your sur-roundings will do you good and help you establish your direction. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a break; a little pampering and self-indul-gence will do you good. Self-improvements and socializing with your favor-ite person will make this a day to remember. Keep things simple and enjoy lifes little pleasures. Reflect and move forward. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Finish what you start or take a pass. Avoid med-dling and confrontations. Stick to your priorities, not what someone else wants you to do. Use your quick wit and intelligence to make improvements and help you build stronger ties. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Youll learn a lot if you establish your position within your com-munity. Participating in events that involve your friends, family or cul-tural background will open doors of communication that will help you make decisions that can improve your life. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Face emotional issues and deal with matters that have been holding you back or keep-ing you from doing what you know in your heart is the best thing for you. Clear up the past and make a point to secure what you want. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Frustration and anger will lead to set-backs. Think your strategy through and make your decision based on what you know is true and how you want to handle any consequences or turmoil that arise. Staying calm and being understanding will help. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Voice your thoughts. You may face some negativity, but that will help you fine-tune what you want to do. Put your heart into a per-sonal project that can help benefit you or someone you love. Taking action will make a statement. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): What you offer others will help you out in business and finan-cial concerns, but dont expect loved ones or some-one who counts on you per-sonally to understand your strategy. Keep the peace at home but dont miss out on a good deal. ++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Grandmother deserves to know her secret great-granddaughter Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTUESDAY, JANUARY14, 2014 Classified Department: 755-5440 386-961-0244 386-984-7134!!FIRST MONTH FREE!!4 Complexes(1 with large pool, 2 with free water)Close to EVERYTHING! 24 Hour Emergency 1 and 2 Bedroom & Studio $400-$575/mo. *AVAILABLE NOW* LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTIONCASE NO.: 12 2012 CA000709DIVISION:DEUTSCHE BANK TRUSTCOM-PANYAMERICAS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006-QS6,Plaintiff,vs.AARON RAINBOLT, et al,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-gage Foreclosure dated December 19, 2013 and entered in Case No. 12 2012 CA000709 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUSTCOMPANYAMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006-QS6 is the Plaintiff and AARON RAINBOLT; ANDREARAIN-BOLT; MORTGAGE ELECTRON-IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-CORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR SUNTRUSTMORTGAGE, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONTSTEPS OF THE COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 22nd day of Janu-ary, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:LOT17, BLOCK B, OF SOUTH-WOOD MEADOWS, UNITII, AC-CORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, PAGE 84, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A230 SWERIN GLEN, LAKE CITY, FL32024Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-ing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Deputy Court Adminis-trator whose office is located at 3301 East Tamiami Trail, Building L, Naples, Florida 33962, telephone (813) 774-8124; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD), or 1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceed-ing.WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on December 23, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542727January 7, 14, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 12-2013-CA-000168-CAAX-MXCU MEMBERS MORTGAGE, ADIVISION OF COLONIALSAV-INGS, F.A.,Plaintiff,vs.LORAMICHELLE JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORAMICHELLE JACKSON; MELVIN T.JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELVIN T. JACK-SON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANYUNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF RE-MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIE-NORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTHER PERSONS CLAIM-ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DE-FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia county, Florida, described as:the South 1/2 of the East 1/2 of Lot 29, NORTHWESTDIVISION, CITYOF LAKE CITY, less and ex-cept any part recorded in Official Re-cords Book 55, Page 82, of the Pub-lic Records of Columbia County, FloridaA/K/A600 NWAlma AveLake City, FL32055at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, West door of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, FL32056 at 11:00 AM on February 5, 2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.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 Ave, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within tow (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.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 23 day of December, 2013.CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy; /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542729January 7, 14, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 13-000335-CAFIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a Banking corporation organized under the laws of the Unit-ed States of America, f/k/a FIRSTFEDERALSAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff,vs.CHRISTOPHER J. CURRY, HEATHER R. CURRY, AMERI-CAN BROKERS CONDUIT, a sub-sidiary of AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMER-ICA, ETAL,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE is hereby given that P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court of Columbia County, Flor-ida, will on the 19th day of February 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Columbia County courthouse, Courtroom 1, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, in the City of Lake City, Florida 32055 of-fer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described proper-ty situated in Columbia County, Florida, to-wit:Lot 4, Southwood Acres Unit 4, ac-cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, page 7, public re-cords of Columbia County, Florida.Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pend-ing in said court, the style of which is as set out above, and the docket number of which is 13-000335-CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 26th day of December 2013.P. DeWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtColumbia County, FloridaBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542747January 7, 14, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORI-DAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No.: 13-290-CPDivision PROBATEIN RE: ESTATE OFDANIELARTHUR GROH,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the Estate of DANIELARTHUR GROH, de-ceased, whose date of death was No-vember 10, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-dress of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the Per-sonal Representative and the Person-al Representative's attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's Estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's Estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is January 14, 2014.Personal Representative:DAVID R. GROH723 NWUnion Park RoadWellborn, FL32094Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:MATTHEWC. MITCHELLFBN: 0028155Brannon, Brown, Haley & Bullock, P.A.P. O. Box 1029Lake City, FL32056-1029Tele: (386) email@example.comJanuary 14, 21, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2013 CA000022FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, AFEDERALLYCHARTERED SAVINGS BANKPlaintiff,vs.CANDACE BANKS A/K/ACAN-DACE M. BANKS A/K/ACAN-DACE MARIE BANKS A/K/ACANDACE DIAZ A/K/ACAN-DACE M. DIAZ; GARYD. BANKS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CANDACE BANKS A/K/ACAN-DACE M. BANKS A/K/ACAN-DACE MARIE BANKS A/K/ACANDACE DIAZ A/K/ACAN-DACE M. DIAZ; UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POSSESSION and TENANT2 IN POSSESSIONDefendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on De-cember 19, 2013, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Fl 32055, the following descri-bed property:LOT16, UNIT2 OF CARTERS ACREAS SUBDIVISION, AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERELegalOF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGE 12, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.THESE MOBILE HOME TITLES (have been or will be) RETIRED WITH FLORIDADEPT. OF MO-TOR VEHICLES ACCORDING TO FLORIDASTATUTES 319.261 AND HEREAFTER ALWAYS APARTOF THIS REALPROPERTY1979 STATDOUBLEWIDE MOBI-LEHOME WITH VIN # GDWSGA36782824A/824BProperty Address: 586 NWFalling Creek Road, Lake City, FL32055ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACTIF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, ATNO COSTTO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-TANCE. PERSONS WITH ADISA-BILITYWHO NEED ACCOMO-DATION TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD CALLTHE ADACOOR-DINATOR, P.O. BOX 1569, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32056, 386-719-7248, WITHIN TWO (2) WORK-ING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPTOF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8770.Dated December 23, 2013.P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542728January 7, 14, 2014 020Lost & Found BROWN & Black Nursing Beagle seen on HWY100 ran south into the woods between Lulu & Rd 239 LOSTPOCKETBOOK. Please return the billfold with ID cards to the rightful owner, finder can leave it on the porch. 100Job Opportunities05542894Maintenance Position Opportunity to work Full time at a upscale hotel. Great working environment. MUSTbe dependable, team player, have strong work ethic, and able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Experience preferred. Knowledge of plumbing, pool maintenance, painting, landscaping, less skilled carpentry, etc would be an asset. Own tools are preferred but not required. Only those seeking long term employment apply in person between 11.00 am-5.00pm at Comfort Suites 3690 WUS HWY90. (Beside Bob Evans ). Please do not call the hotel regarding your application. 20 Temp Farm Workers needed 2/03/14-9/25/14. Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, thinning, pruning, cultivating & harvesting fruit according to supervisors instructions. 3 months verifiable experience pruning fruit bearing trees. Random drug testing at employers expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. All tools, supplies, & equipment provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier if appropriate. Worksites in Glouchester Co. NJ. $10.87/hr. Applicants report or send a resume to the nearest FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office or call 386-755-9026 & reference job order # NJ0887927. DeEugenio & Sons Glassboro, NJ 18 TEMP Farm workers needed 2/17/14-12/15/14. Workers will plant, cultivate, & harvest soybeans, corn, cotton, pecans & peanuts. Guaranteed 3/4 o contract hours. Tools, supplies, equip. provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract; or earlier if appropriate. Pay rate $9.50/hr for MS $9.78/hr for AL depending on location of crop activity. Subject to random drug testing at employers expense. Worksites in George Co. MS & Mobile Co. AL. Report or send a resume to the nearest FLAgency of Workforce Innovations office & ref. job order #1181243 or call 386-755-9026. Driskell Cotton Farm Grand Bay, AL EXPERIENCED SEWING machine operator, very good wages with experience Hafners 386-755-6481 LOOKING FOR Class A drivers with experience in hauling logs. Call 904-964-4500. Mechanic/Leadman with truck experience needed. Excellent pay package. Southern Specialized 752-9754 Coordinator for XCEL-IT TAACCCTprogram wanted at North Florida Community College, Madison FL. See www .nfcc.edu for details. 100Job OpportunitiesOverdevest Nurseries, LP Bridgeton, NJ 55 Nursery Workers Needed Individuals with at least three months of recent (within past 10 yrs), verifiable, and positive nursery or other production agriculture experience. Those lacking direct nursery experience will need to demonstrate familiarity with a range of proper plant names and sufficient knowledge of plant identification so as to accurately and timely pull orders for delivery trucks. Must be capable of frequent lifting of plants up to 50 lbs. (occasionally heavier with assistance) and willing to do other assignments. Employment is temporary from February 17 to December 6, 2014 with pay rate of $10.87 per hour (subject to increase as may be required by law) Hours: M-F 7:00 to 5:00 pm, Sat 7:00 to 12:00 noon with extra hours during busy periods. All work is in the Bridgeton, NJ area. All required tools provided at no cost. For non-commuting workers, company provided housing is available. In bound travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the contract period. Guarantee offer of of contract hours to those who complete season. Additional benefits may be available after continued employment. Interested applicants should contact: Florida Agency of Workforce Innovation Office of Workforce Services Alien Labor Certification Program Caldwell Building, MSCG 300 107 East Madison Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4140 (850) 921-3466 Attn:H-2ACoordinator Job Order #NJ0889852 or the One-Stop Career Center in Vineland, New Jersey (856) 696-6600. 8 TEMP Nursery Workers needed 2/17/14-11/24/14. Workers will plant, cultivate, harvest, prune, propagate, grade, store, & ship container & field grown horticultural products. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. 3 Months verifiable experience working in a diverse production nursery. Tools, supplies, equip. provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier if appropriate. $11.74/hr. Worksite location in Painesville, OH. Random drug testing at employers expense. Report or send a resume to the nearest FL Agency of Workforce Innovations office & ref. job order # 2739900 or call 386-755-9026. Penn-Ohio Wholesale Painesville, OH 11TEMP Farm Workers needed 2/15/14-12/15/14. Workers will plant, cultivate, & harvest: cotton, peanuts, pecans, corn, rice, hay & wheat. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Work tools, supplies, equip. provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier if appropriate. Random drug testing at employers expense. $9.78/hr for AL& $9.50/hr for MS. Worksites in Mobile Co. AL& Jackson, George Co. MS. Report or send a resume to the nearest FL Agency of Workforce Innovations office or call 386-755-9026 & ref. job order #1177448. Seward Farms, Shumock Farms, Darryl Miller Nursery, Tanner Farms, Thornburg Farms. Whack A-Do now hiring Stylist. Full time/Part time Hourly pay + commission. No Clientel needed Full Service or Just Hair Cuts. Contact Darlene. 386-984-6738 120Medical EmploymentExperienced part time biller for Gastroenterology Office needed. Experience in Gastroenterology and Procedures need apply. Email resume to bwhite@ gastroenterologyassociates. comcastbiz.net. LPN NEEDED, day position. Send resume to: Debbie Brannon, Admin., 1580 S Marion Ave, Lake City FL32025 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/27/2014 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class2/10/2014 LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PARAKEET W/ large cage $50 386-719-6902 POMPOM CHIHUAHUA mix 6-8 pounds, real sweetie, Family friendly. $125 386-292-3927 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 408Furniture 2 TWIN beds complete with bedding $300 386-752-9361 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 Studio Piano Suitable for small church or home $500 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com LARGE 3BR/2BA DWMH on large farm 8 miles NWof Lake City. Ideal for farm family w/animals. $700/mo+sec 755-3456 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent05542871WindsorArms Apartments Under New Management NOWLEASING Lake Citys Premier Apartment Homes. 2BR, 1, 1.5, or 2BA, Gated Community, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Pool, W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy efficient appliances. Starting at $599/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/2BADUPLEX w/garage $700mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 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 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent3BR/2BA, CH/AIR, All appliances $825/mo, 1st+last+sec. 560 SE Saint Johns St., LC FL32055 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 Nice 2BR/1BA174 Irma Ave., Avail. Feb 1st. CH&A, Washer /Dryer hook ups, No pets. $600/mth, $600 dep.386-344-5065 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pymt, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 1BR/1BAw /24x30 workshop on 2.8 acres. Owner financing $4K down $491/mo 201 NWBronco Terr. 352-215-1018 www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 951Recreational VehiclesCoachman Catalina 95 5th wheel 24w/awning slide out, elect brakes, cold AC, elect. self levelers, too much to list $4,500 Very good cond. 386-288-6099 180 East Duval St. Lake City, FLorida 32055Contact us at the paper.Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.5:00 p.m.CLASSIFIED ADS 386-755-5440 SUBSCRIPTION 386-755-5445 ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS 386-752-1293 ELECTRONIC ADS SEND TOads@lakecityreporter.com THIS REPORTER WORKS FOR YOU! Lake City Reporter REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com