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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM COMMUNITYLocal agencies in need of volunteers, 5A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 38 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Local . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSRane Richards runs in the Diaper Dash, 6B. 72 56Partly cloudy, 2A Fun at SpringFest, Page 6A.LOCALPhillips first year as coach looking good, Page 1B.SPORTS6 still in running for asst. county manager COURTESY UF/IFASLocal peanut farmers are crying foul over problems with the Farm Bill. Unintended consequences of Farm BillBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comProvisions in the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, placed a cloud of uncertainty over the peanut industrys economic stability, local experts say. The legislation essentially allows farmers who have certain pre-2002 land known as generic base acres to take advantage of financial safety nets put in place to protect peanut farmers against market fluctuations. Theres a concern that the safety net for peanut prices transfers over to these generic base acres that generic base is 13 million acres nationwide, said Mace Bauer, an Agronomy and Commercial Horticulture Agent with the Columbia County Extension Office. Farmers will only have base acres for any given crop, including peanuts, if they were cultivating the land before the 2002 Farm Bill provisions took effect. Local residents have reached out to Washington for help and addressed their concerns directly to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) during a Feb. 24 town hall meeting at the University of Florida. The [agricultural] sector was the one that stayed strong and kept hiring people, following the 2008 recession, Yoho said Wednesday. Its imperative we get this right. The universitys Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences went to work producing an impact study of various scenarios that could play out on the world stage and ultimately affect the peanuts economic viability. Yoho said he plans to use that Problem with peanutsThe [agricultural] sector was the one that stayed strong and kept hiring people following the 2008 recession. Its imperative we get this right. U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho >> INSIDE $3M springs study planned, 2A; Getting trauma fees under control, 4A. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County housing markets continues to improve, and in February showed signs of positive growth through a variety of economic indicators. According to the Florida Board of Realtors Monthly Market Detail, which chronicles single family home sales in the county compared to last year at this point, the local housing market is seeing a steady improvement. The numbers look good really good, said Dan Gherna, Lake City Board of Realtors executive vice president. All the numbers are up. Weve had a slow steady rise. Were stable and I think were poised for a decent summer. Closed sales are up 122 percent, as 40 homes were sold in February 2014, compared to 18 homes in February 2013. Gherna said the average sale was $163,900. Thats really good, he said. That means the higher end homes are selling. We had a couple of sales that were in the $400,000 $600,000 range. The report indicates median sale prices also increased 7.7 percent, roughly $9,000, jumping from $117,000 in February 2013 to $126,000 last month. The two sales in the higher range brought the median sale price up, though there were seven sales below $50,000. However, the average sale price only increased two percent, from $135,883 in February 2013 to $138,567 last month. There were 64 new listings last month, compared to 55 new Healthy recovery at hand for local housing market HOUSING continued on 3A By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe search for Columbia Countys new assistant county manager has narrowed to six applicants who feature diverse work experiences including geography, law, county administration, airport management and nuclear engineering. According to County Manager Dale Williams, the final six include Alachua County Administrative Support Manager Ronald Akins, SunGard Senior Product Consultant David Donovan, Leesburg Deputy City Manager Doug Drymon, FDOT Engineer Jordan Green, Taylor County Assistant County Administrator/ Emergency Management Director Dustin Hinkel and Third Circuit Assistant State Attorney Melissa Olin.Ronald AkinsRonald Akins began his professional career as a staff accountant and budget analyst for St. Vincents Medical Center following graduation from the University of North Florida in 1991. He continued to work in financial and budgeting roles for a series of organizations with an emphasis in healthcare, including Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Unicare Home Health of MS, Healthcare of Berrien County and Shands Healthcare in Gainesville before founding his own company, Healthcare Consulting and Executive Recruiters, Inc., in Sept. 2001. After selling his business in 2003, Akins became a financial management analyst for the Alachua County Commission and currently serves as the countys administrative support manager. According to his application, Akins is a certified public manager, a licensed Florida Realtor and obtained a Master of Health Science Administration from Georgia Southern University in 1995.David DonovanDavid Donovan studied Russian language for three years at the University of Florida before joining the Naval Nuclear Power School and becoming a reactor operator/ electronics technician with the MANAGER continued on 3A Yoho PEANUTS continued on 3A The


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Disney unlocks autistic boyNEW YORK In his new book, Life, Animated, Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic sons emotions. Owen Suskind was a typical toddler until age 3, when his developing language and social skills vanished. He was diagnosed with regressive autism. Gradually Owen became fascinated by Disney movies, watching and re-watching them endlessly. One day, at his brother Walters 9th birthday party, Walter became a bit teary. Walter doesnt want to grow up, like Mowgli or Peter Pan, said Owen. Comparing his brother to Disney characters was the most sophisticated thing Owen, then 6, had uttered in years. Suskind and his wife, Cornelia, began to encourage Owens Disney passion. Owen, now 23, used Disney characters and stories to relate to real-world situations. He recovered his lost language. And by finding other autistic kids with Disney affinities, his social isolation eased. These movies have powerful themes going back to the Brothers Grimm and thousand-year-old myths, says Suskind. But it wasnt until the arrival of the VCR for domestic use that kids like Owen could rewind and hyper-systemize to learn, at their own pace, from these emotionally rich narratives the things that they couldnt get from human interactions. Owen used the movies to understand himself and his place in the world. He viewed himself as a sidekick. He told us, A sidekick helps the hero fulfill his destiny. These are very deep ideas. He would give sidekick identities to other kids at school and say, I am the protector of sidekicks. No sidekicks left behind. 27 28 29 30 31Friday Saturday Cape Canaveral 81/65/ts 80/66/ts Daytona Beach 77/67/ts 80/66/ts Fort Myers 84/67/ts 81/66/ts Ft. Lauderdale 81/73/pc 84/68/ts Gainesville 76/62/ts 82/60/ts Jacksonville 76/63/sh 80/60/ts Key West 81/75/pc 83/74/pc Lake City 76/62/ts 82/60/ts Miami 82/73/pc 84/68/ts Naples 81/71/sh 81/69/ts Ocala 78/62/ts 83/61/ts Orlando 80/66/ts 82/66/ts Panama City 69/63/ts 73/53/ts Pensacola 72/64/ts 72/53/ts Tallahassee 73/61/sh 80/51/ts Tampa 79/65/ts 79/63/ts Valdosta 74/60/sh 78/52/ts W. Palm Beach 80/72/sh 83/67/ts74/56 70/58 72/56 72/56 67/63 67/61 74/58 72/63 74/58 74/63 72/65 76/63 72/67 74/70 79/65 74/65 74/67 77/72 While not weather related, earthquakes are still noteworthy. For instance, on this date in 1964, one of the strongest earthquakes on record (magnitude 8.6) struck off the coast of Alaska. This quake damaged many Alaskan coastal towns and produced powerful tsunamis that affected much of the Pacific. High Wednesday Low Wednesday 76 93 in 1907 34 in 2006 60 52 39 Wednesday 0.00" 0.98" Test 10.21" 3.70" 7:25 a.m. 7:46 p.m. 7:24 a.m. 7:46 p.m. 5:02 a.m. 4:44 p.m.March 30 April 7 April 15 April 22 New First Full Last Quarter Quarter Sunrise today Sunset today Sunrise tom. Sunset tom. Moonrise today Moonset today Moonrise tom. Moonset tom. Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date THU72 56 FRI76 61 SAT81 58 SUN76 50 MON79 52WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed 78 80 82 79 67 60 57 50 49 59 56 56 39 39Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, March 27 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 9 Very High mins to burn 15Partly cloudy Slight chance of storms Partly cloudy Partly cloudy 5:49 p.m.HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO 20142.95" 5:45 a.m. Researchers plan $3M springs studyOCALATwo University of Florida institutes and the St. Johns River Water Management District are starting a three-year $3 million study of the impact of pollutants on Floridas springs. St. Johns district chief scientist Ed Lowe says researchers hope to identify the areas that are the major sources of nitrates and other pollutants in the springs. The study will focus on Silver Springs in Ocala and Wekiva Springs in Apopka. Lowe tells area newspapers that the findings likely will apply to many other springs in the state. Scientists say nitrates from fertilizers, septic tanks and farming operations spur algae growth in the water. Researchers hope to learn how to better manage the sources of the pollution to improve the health of the states iconic springs.Senate passes student data privacy bill TALLAHASSEE School districts will no longer be able to collect certain types of student data under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. The Florida Senate on Wednesday passed a measure that came in the wake of complaints about the states move to Common Core State Standards. The vote was 38-1. The bill (SB 188) would ban school districts from being able to collect and retain information on the political or religious affiliation of students and their parents. It would also ban the collection of biometric information including student fingerprints, palm scans or iris scans. The state also calls for creating a new student identification system so that school districts could eventually stop using social security numbers. A similar bill is also advancing in the Florida House.Senate passes flood insurance TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate is backing a bill to entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state thats the most vulnerable to storm surge. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the bill (SB 542) sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, a Republican from St. Petersburg. It heads to the Florida House where a similar bill is moving. The legislation is designed to make it easier for private companies to sell flood insurance. Florida is home to 37 percent of the federal policies and state officials say congressional attempts to overhaul the troubled program burdened many Floridians with skyrocketing premiums. Congress just recently rolled back some of the increases it permitted in 2012. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLaser flip on 90Shabazz Pearson, 22, attempts a laser flip while skateboarding near U.S. Highway 90 Wednesday. Associated Press HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Associated Press JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterSloping the field at SouthsideMike Romett, a T Mac Wilder & Associates LLC project manager/operator, uses a laser grader to apply the appropriate slope to a field at Southside Recreation Complex on Wednesday. QUICK HITS Winning Lottery Numbers Scripture of the DayA concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window. Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (1925-1995)With one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me. Philippians 1:27-30 Correction 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 organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at Submissions The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 3A Debt consolidation Seasonal cashow reliefOFFER NOT AVAILABLE ON EXISTING CAMPUS LOANS. OFFER IS FOR NEW LOANS ONLY. OFFER SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. 1. Credit approval required. Your APR may vary based on your credit worthiness, loan amount and term of loan. For example, a $25,000 loan with no money down at 7.8% for 60 months would require 59 monthly payments of $509.94 and a final payment of $503.21, finance charge of $5,501.47, for a total of payments of $30,589.67. The amount financed is $25,088.20, the APR is 7.97%. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 2. Credit approval and initial $5 deposit required. Mention this ad and well waive the $15 new membership fee. Other restrictions may apply. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Lake City 1658 West US Highway 90Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties.2rf UNSECURED LOANINTRODUCING THE fnn Call 754-2219 today! New equipment or repairs Anything! f INTRODUCING THE Debt consolidation New equipment or repairs 1 ATTN: EILEEN BENNETT LAKE CITY REPORTER Runs: Sunday, March 13, 2014 Size: 6 col. (10.625) x 10.5, Full Color File name: -13_CMPS_WeHaveTheGreenBizLoan-BW_LC.pdf Sent out: by e-mail 3/10/14 Fran Rowe, Clark/Nikdel/Powell Advertising, 863-299-9980 x1030 listings last February, and there were 54 new pending sales last month, compared to 36 new pending sales last year at the same time. Gherna said the months supply of inventory indicator was key for the local housing market. Were down to 10.6 months supply, which is the lowest its been in a long time, he said. Five percent is supposed to be the benchmark, and 10.6 indicates that its somewhat of a buyers market. Gherna said several of the homes were foreclosures, and most of those sales have been completed in cash through the investment market. The report notes that investors are far more likely to have the funds purchase a home available up front, whereas the typical home buyer requires a mortgage or some other form of financing. February 2014 saw 13 cash sales, compared to nine in February 2013, a 44.4 percent increase. Gherna said he believes the statistics will continue to show improvement as the local housing market moves into the second quarter of the year. I think this is going to be a healthy recovery, he said. Its not going to be a tremendous recovery, but a healthy recovery. HOUSINGContinued From 1A United States Navy in 1986. Following nearly four years in that capacity, Donovan became Alachua County Sheriffs Offices Chief of Communications for just over eight years. He later became manager of public safety and justice demonstrations with HTE, Inc., which was later acquired by SunGard Public Sector, a software and IT firm that covers public safety systems, among other interests. Donovan is also a published author In Search of Synergistic Management and Passion for the Cause, two texts focused on improving employee relations and fostering staff and management enthusiasm.James DrymonJames Douglas Doug Drymon holds a 1992 Master of Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A year later, he became town manager of Wallace, N.C. the first of many municipal management positions he would hold throughout his career. Drymon became city manager of Dade City in 1998, town manager of Lake Park in 2003, city manager of Archer in 2005, Alachua Countys economic stimulus coordinator in 2009 and deputy city manager of Leesburg in 2010. He also served as the interim airport manager at Leesburg International Airport, overseeing $2.5 million in capital improvements to the facility before he left his position with the city in Aug. 2013.Jordan GreenJordan Green currently serves as the Rural Area Transportation Development Engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation a position hes held since 2003. Green earned his bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in 1991 and became an engineer trainee with the FDOT in Lake City the following year. He remained with the FDOT ever since, becoming a construction project engineer in 1997 and district specifications engineer in 2002 before assuming his current position. According to Green, he helped manage local government grant programs such as the small county road assistance program (SCRAP) and small county outreach program (SCOP) in addition to serving as an economic development coordinator for various catalyst sites and other projects.Dustin HinkelDustin Hinkel graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelors in Environmental Policy in 2007 and again with a masters in Geography in 2009. During his academic years, he served as the legislative aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor, an intramural sports supervisor, and was a graduate teaching assistant at the USF Department of Geography. Since graduation, he gained employment in the Taylor County Department of Emergency Management. He continues to work for the Taylor County Commission as both the emergency management director and assistant county administrator. He and colleague J.M. Collins also published an Assessment of Hurricane Vulnerable Populations in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida in 2007.Melissa OlinMelissa Olin graduated from the University of Florida in May 2006 with a bachelors in Business Administration and again in 2009 with her Juris Doctor. Olin was vice president of Mucho Mulch, Inc. for 10 years before she sold the company to go to law school, according to her application. She later became an auditor and consultant for Olins Contract Services, LLC until 2010 and was briefly a consultant for the Lulu General Store from September to December 2009. She currently works as an assistant state attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Office a position she has held since Jan. 2010. Williams has indicated he will conduct a series of interviews with the prospective applicants and consult with his department heads for their input. However, Williams will be the final authority on who becomes his second-in-command. MANAGERContinued From 1A data as he works with other lawmakers to address the farmers concerns. Were sitting down with the Agricultural Committee up here, weve got letters highlighting what we want to do, Yoho said. I dont want a black eye on [agriculture] because Farm Bills are so hard to pass. According to Bauer, Columbia County has 3,947 base acres and roughly 2,500 more acres without base status the past three years. On average, the local farmers yield roughly 13,650 tons per year. Biggest thing is the young fellers trying to grow peanuts, said James Terry, a local farmer who grows peanuts, cattle and small grain. They havent been growing them long enough to get a base. The old ones are the only ones who have base. Farmers have to make roughly $450 to $500 per ton of peanuts to break even and maintain their business, Bauer and Terry said. For farmers that dont have the system with base, beginning farmers, their level [of government protection] would be $355 per ton, Bauer said, referring to whats known as the loan rate. However, someone that has base prior to 2002, their number would be $535 a ton [the reference price]. That would include anyone who had cotton or generic base. Peanuts fall under a category known as protected commodities, which also includes other staple crops such as wheat, corn, rice and soybeans. These crops have similar safety net programs in place for their production as well. Peanuts cost so much more to grow than those other crops, those are pretty stable, Terry said. You cant afford to grow peanuts under a certain price. Part of the generic base acre decision stems from a trade dispute between Brazil and the United States over the tendency of American farmers to export cotton that, the Brazilians said, hampered cotton growers in emerging markets. These programs become complicated because youre trying to balance one crop against the other, Yoho said. Now that cotton growers with the generic base acres will have the opportunity to grow peanuts and obtain the safety net, agricultural experts are concerned the shift will disrupt peanut industry economics. Essentially most peanut farmers are cotton growers and most cotton growers are peanut farmers in the Southeast, Bauer said. The concern is a minor shift in cotton acres can disrupt the market. The land area for crops like wheat and corn dwarf that of peanuts nationwide, which lends the crop a higher degree of economic fragility. Peanuts are only produced on about 1.2 million acres, so even a 10 percent increase in peanut acres can really disrupt the market, Bauer said. Now we have this large number of generic base acres which are eligible for the peanut program, so if they plant the peanut, itll really disrupt the market dynamics. So what does this mean for consumers? Peanut prices should be low, Bauer said, alluding to a bumper crop over the past few years. Weve had an oversupply of peanuts...theyre at historic low prices now and should stay there for the foreseeable future. But if more farmers enter the market, competition could cut into farmers profits, especially those newcomers post-2002. They [the new farmers] are heavily financed, have heavy debt loads and they wont be sustained at low peanut prices, Bauer said. It might be profitable for a farmer [with base], regardless of market prices, to plant peanuts on generic base acres than it is to grow cotton. If thats the case, youre going to have a long-term depressed market. But Bauer said he was confident local farmers would remain resilient. Youve got a lot of people who are just survivors and not getting any government giveaways anyway...they havent got all their eggs in one basket, he said, adding many farmers already have a healthy diversification of crops and that the extension office was working with those that dont. However, long-term solutions for the peanut industrys outlook remain unclear. Yoho said he was in talks with the Agricultural Committee in Congress, but that neither he nor his colleagues have yet to produce any amendments or proposed changes to this years Farm Bill. I dont see any politically palatable fix, Bauer said. [Congress] probably made the best decisions they could make. Terry would like to see more support for new farmers. Make it so the young farmers coming in have the chance to establish a base, he suggested. Theyre at the mercy of whatever the market will give them. Despite what direction Congress takes, uncertainty will always be a certainty when it comes to agriculture. Farmings just a gamble, Terry said. You just hope and do the best you can. PEANUTSContinued From 1A


OPINION Thursday, March 27, 2014 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: A Senate committee took an important first step Tuesday toward protecting consumers from outrageous hospital trauma response fees. The Health Policy Committee voted to place a temporary $15,000 cap on the fees that are arbitrarily set by hospitals and have no connec-tion to the cost of trauma services provided to seriously injured patients. The proposed cap is still too high, but it is a positive development and the concept can be refined as the bill moves through the Legislature. The Tampa Bay Times reported earlier this month that hospitals in Florida that provide trauma care charge trauma patients an average of more than $10,800 — n o matter what treatment patients receive or how long they stay. The trauma center response fees were intended to help hospitals recoup some of the cost for keeping specialized medical personnel available around the clo ck. But none of the trauma centers could tell the newsp aper how the fees are set or how they relate to the actu al costs of the centers. The six trauma centers operat ed by the for-profit Hospital Corporation of America ... charge an average trauma response fee of $28,000. Even leg islators who are sympathetic to HCA’s argument with the state over opening three controversial trauma cente rs recognize that fee is indefensible. The Senate legislation, SB 1276, was amended by Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, to include the $15,000 cap on trauma response fees until July 2015. A temporary cap is useful, but at that level it would only affect the HCA trauma centers and one other for-profit trauma center. One hospital, UF Health Shands in Gainesville, reduced its $10,000 fee to $4,000 after the Times started asking questions. A better approach would be for lawmakers to set a lower temporary cap, then direct the state to develop trauma center response fees that are tied to the severity of the patient’s injury, the length of time spent in the trauma center and the actual cost of providing the service. The Senate bill appears to be a compromise for HCA. In return for a cut in its trauma center response fees, the hospital company would get to keep open its three recently opened trauma centers, including Bayonet Point. Never mind that those three trauma centers are at the center of an ongoing legal dispute and have hurt existing trauma centers such as Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Instead, there would be a one-year mora-torium on opening new trauma centers while the state overhauls its approval process. A stream of Ocala officials and residents sang the praises of the HCA trauma center in that city dur-ing the Senate committee hearing. Every community would like a trauma center. But expensive trauma cen-ters cannot be on every corner like banks and gas sta-tions, and the private competitive marketplace cannot be allowed to determine their locations and costs for patients. There is a compelling public interest in state review and approval of the location, performance and charges of trauma centers to ensure there is a sustain-able statewide network. The Senate bill is a reasonable start in establishing a temporary cap on trauma center response fees and a moratorium on new trauma centers. But there is more work to be done, and the Legislature should not inject itself in the legal fight over the three HCA trauma cen-ters. Q San Jose Mercury News Getting trauma fees under control Q Tampa Bay Times Nothing good in military sex-assault verdicts T he verdicts are in and only one thing seems certain. No one in the two sensational military sexual assault cases is innocent – not the general or his woman scorned nor the Naval Academy midshipman and his once reluctant accuser nor for that matter the woeful system that prosecuted the whole mess. To paraphrase a legal adage, bad cases often bring bad results, and that above anything else seems to be the conclusion here. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair escapes without jail time after being charged with forcing a sexual act on his ex-mis-tress, an allegation that could have brought him life in prison. He gets reprimanded and fined $20,000. He now just wants to hug his wife and kids. I’ll bet he does, if they’re dumb enough to accept him. The mistress – who was his regular bedmate for three years – gets to keep her anonymity (at least in the national press) but loses her veracity by apparently lying about a key bit of evidence, resulting in the general’s lenient sentence. One might say these two deserve each other. Maybe they should be the ones to hug or whatever and make up. At least Sinclair, the highest ranking officer to be tried for an adulterous affair, was expected to have enough judgment to avoid such a dangerous liaison. He had full knowledge of the cardinal rule he was breaking. That simply is that one can do anything in the Army, but just don’t get caught. Apparently, the heat of Iraq and Afghanistan inflamed him. He also reportedly had assignations with other women. In the matter of Joshua Tate, a former Navy football player, the lack of maturity on everyone’s part legitimately could be cited as a mitigating factor no matter what opponents of the current method of military justice might demand. Both Tate and the female fellow midship-man who clearly was pressured into accusing him of taking advantage of her while she was too drunk to resist were guilty of gross irrespon-sibility. This all took place at an off campus Toga/Yoga party where excessive alcohol consumption mixed badly with raging hormones. Tate was acquitted of the allegations after three days of lurid tes-timony in which his alleged victim admitted she didn’t remember too much about that night. She had for nine months just fervently wished that the whole thing would go away and even asked Tate to lie for her about what happened. She finally capitulated to threats from another female classmate to bring charges. The entire matter turned on whether one can be too drunk to consent. The judge decided the prosecution didn’t make its case that she had reached that point. This is a tragedy for both parties. They both lose. Tate has agreed to leave the academy rather than face charges of lying. While the young lady will remain in line for a degree, she has been the object of mindless, despicable depictions in the social media and is considered a campus pariah. She and Tate and others showed hideous judgment that often accompanies college social activities, especially in high octane, rigidly disciplined schools like the military academies. Blowing off steam becomes almost a necessity. That is not meant to trivialize or excuse what occurred here. Unfortunately, that has gone on too long not only at the academies but in the regular callous response of the military justice system and chain of command to those women who allege sexual exploitation and harassment on the part of their superiors or are afraid to do so. These high-profile cases – Sinclair’s and Tate’s – were affected by political pressure. In the Sinclair matter, the discovery of high-level emails discussing the political impli-cations tainted the process. Those in and out of Congress seeking to bring major changes in the mili-tary’s adjudication of sexual abuse cases were outraged by Tate’s acquittal. Actually the original deci-sion to go ahead with the prosecu-tion obviously was based to some degree on concern about the politi-cal fallout. Neither outcome should be considered prime examples for reform-ing an obviously bad system. In truth, the cases probably should not have been brought considering the circumstances. There was a strong implication of an angry, jilted woman in the Sinclair affair. While clearly guilty of breaking military law, he was overcharged. The bur-den of proof of Tate’s accuser was too heavy to carry given her own indiscretions and uncertainties. Internet must remain free and open A s we note the 25th anniversary of the birth of Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, the integrity of the Internet is threatened as never before. China and Russia are launching cyberat-tacks at unprecedented levels, and the NSA’s hacking and spying are destroying trust in technology. In that context, the Obama administration has announced it will give up U.S. control of the Internet to an international governing body. This has been in the works for more than a decade – but the presi-dent needs to be certain that the transition to a nonprofit will main-tain a free and open system. That is not at all clear today. Silicon Valley can’t keep driving the U.S. economy unless the guiding principles that shaped the Internet are the foundation of its next governing body. If it were possible, we would urge Obama to hand control of the Internet back to “God.” But the bushy-bearded, sandal-clad tech genius who bore that nickname, the University of Southern California’s Jon Postel, died in 1998 after serv-ing as unofficial governor of the Internet for decades. Postel helped devise the protocols that underpinned the web and then served as the Internet’s primary administrator. His philosophy, now known as Postel’s law, was that any “implementation should be conser-vative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior.” Postel died just as the current Internet administrator, the Los Angeles-based ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), was being formed. ICANN contracts with the Commerce Department to keep the system running. Critics of releasing control now, including Newt Gingrich, fear that foreign governments will swoop in and stifle its democratic principles. It’s a legitimate fear, given that in 2012, the World Conference on International Telecommunications considered handing control of Internet operations to the United Nations, a frightening thought. Commerce Department officials have issued guiding principles for the next governing body that emphasize the importance of a stable, open Internet. They say they will not turn over control to a government-led organization of any form. That’s a relief.... Unfortunately, the United States has lost some of its moral authority in this choice because its own spy-ing outrages have been exposed. It’s one more reason the president needs to restore Internet integrity, starting with its own use of the system. And he should not hand anything over until we know who or what will be Postel’s heir. Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan Thomasson is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune and a for-mer vice president of Scripps Howard Newspapers. Readers may send him email at:


Save the date2014 Passion PlayParkview Baptist Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffrey Rd., will perform their 2014 Lake City Passion Play The Lamb Has Overcome on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Call 386-752-0681 for more information.Epiphanys PlayEpiphany Catholic Church, 1905 SW Epiphany Court, will perform its Passion Play on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the churchs main building. Admission is free. Call Miriam Cartagena at 813495-4005 for more infor mation.AnnouncementsHomecoming DayThe Lulu Community Center invites the public to the 35th Annual Lulu Homecoming Day on Saturday, May 3 at the Lulu Community Center. Events begin at 10:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a basket lunch for everyone in your party. Bring lawn chairs and share a day of games, food, music and fellowship. There will be a quilt raffle. T-shirts and hats will be available for purchase. Children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult who can sign a permission slip for their participation in children activities.Books neededThe Friends of the Columbia County Library are in need of books for their ongoing book sale. They accept books and magazines of all genres. Please bring your donations to the Main Library.TODAYMilitary OfficersThe Suwannee River Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, March 27 at the Elks Lodge, 259 NE Hernando St. Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m.; dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with the pro gram to follow. Major Kirk Kirkland USAF (Ret.) will speak on his experiences near the end of WWII concerning use of the atomic bomb. The dinner meeting is open to all active-duty military officers, retired and former officers, members of the Reserve and National Guard and their surviving spouses. Call Steve Casto at 497-2986 or Bill French at 719-9839 for more.Planning CouncilThe North Florida Regional Planning Council will have a meeting on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (come early for a dinner, beginning at 7 p.m.) at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 NW Commerce Boulevard. Mark Reichert, assistant executive director of Florida Transportation Commission will be the guest speaker. Call Jean Strong at 352-955-2200 x 100 to respond with your attendance.Community OutreachMinistry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-7551483 for more information.March 28Fish FryWesley Memorial Methodist Church is having a fish fry on Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. Call the church office at 752-3513 to make your reservation. Donations are accepted.March 29Car Show fundraiserThe Suwannee Relay for Life team is hosting a Car Show Fundraiser on March 29 in the South Oak Square in Live Oak. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m., awards will be given at 3 p.m. Registration before March 14 is $20; after is $25. Goodie bags are available for the first 50 registrants. Call 386-5902232 for more.Chili cook-offThe Friends of OLeno and the Santa Fe River Springs Basin invite citi zens to a Chili Cook-Off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a Springs celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at OLeno State Park (410 SE OLeno Park Road). Admission is free with the donation of one can of food per person. Chili tasting kits will be on sale for $5; proceeds go to the Friends of OLeno. For more information, call Stacie Greco at 352-264-6829 or go to www. TournamentTeam Lockdown will host a Relay for Life softball tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 29. The tournament is limited to 16 teams. Call Aimee Richer at 755-3379 x 2293 to sign up.April 1Walker to speakOn Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Library welcome Delores Leggett Walker, the author of Legend of Promise, the first book in the Promise Series. The book grew from a dream that stayed on the her mind and simply refused to go away until it was written. The second book, Gathering Promises will be released in 2014. Mrs. Walker is a former newspaper reporter and continues to write a weekly column. She lives in the close-knit community of Mayo near the Suwannee River and finds inspiration in the rhythm of the everyday lives of people she meets.April 2Lunch and LearnOn Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. enjoy a Lunch and Learn with students from the Speech/Debate Team at Florida Gateway College. Bring your lunch and come hear interesting presentations on a variety of topics: Ian Cosentino of Lake City, a dual enrollment student from Columbia High, will present an informative speech on the development of the Tesla electric motor sportscar. Annabelle Blevins of Lake City, will present an informative speech on wearable technology, such as Google Glass. Samantha Lane, a dual enrollment student from Columbia High, will present a poetry interpretation from five selections about female empowerment, including poetry by Maya Angelou. Sam Bass of White Springs will present an informative speech about the pollution and deforestation of the Ichetucknee Springs, and Kellen Vincent of Lake City, will present a poetry interpretation of the balance of good and evil in the world, including some of his original poetry. Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers and Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. for a Friendship Luncheon at Applebees. Contact Rose Taylor at 755-2175 for more.Autism AwarenessApril is Autism Awareness month and by presidential proclamation, April 2 has been desig nated as World Autism Awareness Day. The population of students living with autism grows each year. Learn more about it at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website at http:// presidential-proclamation-world-autism-awareness-day.April 3Bird workshopThe Habitat Management and Enhancement for Ground Nesting Birds workshop will be April 3 from 9 11:15 a.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W Duval St. Ste. 170. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Call Stan Shepard at 386-758-5713 or email stanley.shepard@ by April 1. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 5A (352) 335-7777We Accept Most Insurance We Accept Most Insurancewww.kidsonlydentalplace.comDr. Robert N. Mixon and Dr. Michael G. Gooch457 S.W. 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John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at CALENDARLucile McKellum-Lily Mother Lucile McKellum-Lily, 83, of Branford, Florida passed away on March 20, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Florida. She was born October 3, 1931 in Hatchbend, FL. to Tom and Sarah McKellum. Lucile was educated in the public schools in Lafayette County, Later in life she moved to Suwannee County and united in holy matrimony to George Robert Lily. She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Pisgah AME Church of Branford, FL. Mother Lily enjoyed visiting and fellowshipping with various churches in the community. Preceding her in death: parents, Tom and Sarah McKJessie, MC Hawk, Joseph, Tommie McKellum; three sisters, Eula Mae Walker, Annie C. Adams, and Ethel Lee Smith. Mother Lily was affection ately called Big Mama by her grands and great-grands, was well known and loved by all who knew her. Mother Lily enjoyed working in the comCherishing memories: son; Lester (Mary Ann) McKellum, Lake City, FL, daughter Alice Jonas, Branford, FL; Sister, Mildred McKellum, Madison, FL; grandchildren, Paul (Cynthia) Smith, Tallahassee, Fl, Chauntres, Corliss McKellum, vid McKellum, Jacksonville, Fl, Maria Pelham, Lake City, FL, Marcell (Alice) Pelham, Lake City, FL; hosts of great-grand children, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends, including special friend Thelma Byrd. Funeral services for mother Lucile Lily will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Souls Harbor Church of God Lake City FL. Superintendent M. L. Goggins, Pastor. Family viewing and visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home, Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL. (386) 752Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES VOLUNTEER Golf Cart driversThe Shands Lake Shore hospital auxiliary is in need of volunteers to drive the golf cart for patients coming to and from appointments. Anyone with a valid drivers license is asked to please donate four hours a week of their time. Pick up an application at the gift shop or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.SHINELearn how to be a SHINE Volunteer in your community. SHINE volunteers offer free counseling and assistance to Florida Seniors and those with disabilities, on topics related to Medicare, Medicaid, longterm care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and more. Volunteers are needed in Columbia, Suwannee and Hamilton counties. Training sessions are available through May. Costs for transportation are reimbursed and meals provided. Call 1-800-262-2243 for more information and application.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Original SpringFest founder Randy Judy was a guest this year with his band Big Cosmos. This years band was filled with famous musicians. Beartoe Band made its debut at SpringFest and shook the rafters inside the Music Hall with music from bluegrass and jazz to haunting melodies that gave you the shivers. This band plays music not easily describable, yet leaves the audience spellbound.SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEESPRINGFESTFrom staff reports LIVE OAKSuwannee SpringFest 2014 may just go down in history as the best ever. The weather was perfect, the artists were magnificent, the thousands upon thousands of musicand festival-lovers soaked in the surroundings, the sun and of course the music. The artists themselves seemed caught up in the splendor and magic of it all, playing some of the finest music ever heard at SpringFest. This festival was four days of pure heaven for Americana/Roots music lovers. The melodious sounds of blues, bluegrass, jazz, new grass, mountain grass and outlaw bluegrass wafting across the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was soul soothing and inspiring. Fans enjoy the many activities offered at SOSMPS SpringFest 2014. Renowned mandolin player Steve Pruett takes his turn during the Big Cosmos Band performance. Famed Fiddler Sue Cunningham was at the top of her game Saturday at Suwannee SpringFest. Grandpas Cough Medicine banjo picker Mike Coker, left, and bass player Jon Murphy play a little harmony. PHOTOS COURTESY SOSMPThe bubble maker, far left, had great luck making eye-catching bubbles until this one just exploded.For information about upcoming events such as Wanee Festival with the Allman Brothers, Suwannee River Jam and Purple Hatters Ball, call 386-364-1683 or go to the website at


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, March 27, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Prices in effect thru 4/30/14 Put a Spring in your step with these Specials! Resource Natural Spring Water Liter size 2/ $ 2 22 Jack Links Meat Snacks $ 4 99 W/ $1 off Coupon While Supplies Last Gustafsons Gallon Milk $ 3 99 BRIEFS GAMES Today Columbia High baseball at Orange Park High, 1 p.m. Friday Columbia High baseball vs. Bell High, 7 p.m. Saturday Columbia High baseball vs. Chiles High, 1 p.m. YOUTH WRESTLING Club registration ends today Monsta Wrestling Club final sign-up is 5:30 p.m. today at Richardson Middle School. Registration fee of $75 includes USA and AAU competition cards. For details, call coach Kevin Warner at (352) 281-0549. YOUTH SOCCER Christ Central Sports sign-up Christ Central Sports has soccer registration for ages 4-13 through today. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The CHS Quarterback Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, e-mail Randy Thomas at GOLF Lions Club tournament Lake City Lions Clubs 38th Annual Golf Tournament is April 5 at The Country Club at Lake City. Format is four-person Captains Choice scramble (net winners), with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $65 per person includes refreshments on course, lunch and special events. A sponsors package is $125 and includes a hole sign and one entry fee. For details, call the pro shop at 752-2266. OUTDOORS Bowhunter ed course offered A Florida Bowhunter Education Course is offered by completing an online, distance-learning component followed by attending a field class. A field day is offered in Duval County on Saturday. All ages may participate; an adult must accompany students younger than 16. Participants should bring all equipment. Register online at From staff reports T here will be times that I write stories for the Lake City Reporter that go beyond our North Central Florida region. Stories of Hogzilla, world record bass, white marlin, and 40 trout go well beyond our region, and instantly go viral on the internet. Heres the latest, although this story has video and photo proof to back it up! I grew up fishing the waters from Sarasota Bay to Tampa Bay. Sometimes we went inshore, sometimes we went near shore, and sometimes wed be really brave and head out to the deep. I remember as a kid being afraid of hooking something so big that it would drag me in, of course this never happened, but the thought of Jaws was always in the back of my head. Great white sharks are rarely seen in the Gulf of Mexico. The apex predator is known for living in cool waters not commonly seen on our coast. As you read this, you may have a hard time believing one that has been spotted eerily close to our shore. As Jimmy Campbell left Friday with his father Wayde aboard the Trista Lynn to fish near the shore, they stopped close to the three-mile green buoy west of Bean Point, the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island, to get bait. This was an area Id go to often as a teenager, and most of the time we were in just a 17 foot center console Mako. There were a lot of bait schools around, said Jimmy Campbell, who is well known for his success in local fishing tournaments. As were going around the bait schools, a big shark came up, almost examining us, curious about what we were doing. Wayde Campbell, has been fishing commercially for nearly 50 years and never heard of a great white sighting that close to shore. At first we thought, Hey, thats a great white but didnt really believe it. Jimmy Campbell said. Then it sort of rolled on its side and we knew right then it was definitely a great white, not a mako or other big shark. The large shark, which Campbell estimated at between 12 and 14 feet, hung around the boat for a few minutes as all aboard stared in awe. The lingering allowed Campbell to get a picture and another angler to get a video. We thought it would be scared of the boat, but it wasnt. If we had a big bait like a bonita Im sure I couldve hooked it! said Jimmy Campbel, an ambitious angler. Although rare, great whites are not completely unusual in the Gulf of Mexico. In years past, they have been seen and caught by anglers when water temperatures are between 65 and 70 degrees. On Friday, the water temperature was 68 degrees where the Campbells were fishing. Last March, Go Fast! Fishing Charters hooked a reported 18-foot great white shark 30 miles west of Anna Maria Island, fighting it for a few hours before cutting the line. The video of this encounter went viral. On Jan. 24, 1994, an estimated 2,200-pound great white was brought into Indian Rocks Beach. That beast was caught 23 miles offshore. Great whites are currently protected, so catching one would require its release by law. That still would have been fun! Jimmy Campbell said. The fact it was only three miles from shore is the most unusual detail here. Campbell says another angler who saw the shark in the same area Saturday contacted him, also confirming it was a great white. Just a few days later, video of another great white shark, was shot by Michelle Wynne. It was taken at M7, about 7 miles from the other encounter, and another place I fished frequently. The shark made several passes in their trolling spread, and even followed just behind the motor. They were able to get several really good looks at it. Josh said the shark was around 10-feet long. Videos and photos of the shark(s) can be seen at The great white shark link on the website will continue to keep running updates of the sightings, as more information continues to come to the surface. Rob Chapman IV is a tournament-winning angler and outdoorsman from Lake City. Hes an award winning marine artist, a graduate of Florida Gateway College and of Jacksonville University. He is currently the Coordinator of Marketing, Web, & Graphics Production at FGC, and is active both in the outdoors and designing for outdoors companies throughout the world. Hed love to hear from you! Send your reports, photos, and articles to Tales of the great white OUTDOORS 360 Rob Chapman Rob Chapman/ Special to the Reporter A picture of the great white shark off the Gulf of Mexico. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia High slugger Alex Milton eyes a pitch against Suwannee High earlier this year. Things looking good in Phillips first year at CHS By BRANDON FINLEY It didnt take long for Columbia High head base ball coach Heath Phillips to put the Tigers in a winning position. In only his first season, Phillips has the Tigers in position to take home the top seed in the District 2-6A race. Columbia is currently 12-2 with a 3-0 district record. Oakleaf High has a 3-1 district record and Gainesville has a 4-2 dis trict record with both losses coming to the Tigers. A win next week against Oakleaf would almost guarantee the Tigers the top spot. What helps us is us beating Gainesville twice, because they have beat Oakleaf, Phillips said. Technically, if we split with Oakleaf, were in great posi tion for the No. 1 seed. Columbia will play three games this week, begin ning with a district game at Orange Park High at 1 p.m. today. Columbia hosts Bell High at 7 p.m. Friday and Chiles High at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Its a district game with Jason Plyn, a senior, having the ball (today), Phillips said. Friday, Tyler Myrick will have the ball, then Saturday, we will have Chiles. Both (Dalton) Mauldin and (Caleb) Vaughn will throw a couple of innings. Phillips expects Saturdays game to be the marquee matchup. We cant look ahead of anybody, Phillips said. I dont know much about the teams we play on Thursday or Friday. I know their record, but with any base ball game, you cant just look at a record. Chiles is a powerhouse program. I have a lot of respect for their coach and their pro gram. We have to come out with our A-game. Hopefully the ball will drop where we need it to drop. Phillips said theres two ways of thinking about hav ing two starters compete in one game. I dont really want to give them two weeks off, so going into next week, I know we have Oakleaf and CHS continued on 2B


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Evil Twins “Big Boy Killers” (N) Evil Twins “Double Barrel” HBO 302 300 501 “Snitch” (2013, Crime Drama) Dwayne Johnson. ‘PG-13’ Girls Game of ThronesJohn Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown (:45) Girls (:15) Real Sex MAX 320 310 515(:15) “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012, Fantasy) Kristen Stewart. ‘NR’ “The Purge” (2013, Suspense) Ethan Hawke. ‘R’ “Mission: Impossible” (1996, Action) Tom Cruise. ‘PG-13’ SHOW 340 318 545(5:00) “Byzantium” (2012) ‘R’ “People Like Us” (2012, Drama) Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks. ‘PG-13’ “Lawless” (2012, Crime Drama) Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy. ‘R’ Gigolos On the Road SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 2 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Malaysia Grand Prix, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia COLLEGE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPNU — Missouri at Auburn GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, first round, at San Antonio 6:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kia Classic, first round, at Carlsbad, Calif. 12 Midnight TGC — European PGA Tour, Eurasia Cup, second round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN — Preseason, Washington vs. N.Y. Mets, at Port St. Lucie 3 p.m. WGN — Preseason, Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs, at Mesa, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:15 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Stanford vs. Dayton, at Memphis, Tenn. 7:47 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Wisconsin vs. Baylor, at Anaheim, Calif. 9:45 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Florida vs. UCLA, at Memphis, Tenn. 10:07 p.m. TBS — NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Arizona vs. San Diego State, at Anaheim, Calif. TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, women’s semifinal/men’s quarterfinal, at Key Biscayne 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, men’s quarterfinals/women’s semifinal, at Key BiscayneBASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Houston, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m.Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m.Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m.New York at Phoenix, 10 p.m.Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. NCAA tournament EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday UConn (28-8) vs. Iowa State (28-7), 7:27 p.m. Michigan State (28-8) vs. Virginia (30-6), 9:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Today Dayton (25-10) vs. Stanford (23-12), 7:15 p.m. Florida (34-2) vs. UCLA (28-8), 9:45 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday Michigan (27-8) vs. Tennessee (24-12), 7:15 p.m. Kentucky (26-10) vs. Louisville (31-5), 9:45 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Today Wisconsin (28-7) vs. Baylor (26-11), 7:47 p.m. San Diego State (31-4) vs. Arizona (32-4), 10:17, p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners ——— FINAL FOUR At AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 East champion vs. South championMidwest champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 7 Semifinal winners NIT Quarterfinals Tuesday Clemson 73, Belmont 68Minnesota 81, Southern Miss 73 Wednesday Louisiana at Florida State (n)California at SMU (n) ——— At Madison Square GardenNew York Semifinals Tuesday Clemson (23-13) vs. California-SMU winner, 7 or 9:30 p.m. Minnesota (23-13) vs. Louisiana TechFlorida State winner, 7 or 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL calendar April 7 — Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. May 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. May 7 — Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents. May 8-10 — 2014 NFL draft, New York.BASEBALLSpring Training games Today Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 12:10 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.N.Y. Yankees vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Cincinnati (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Friday Tampa Bay vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.N.Y. Mets vs. Toronto at Montreal, Quebec, 7:05 p.m. Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Houston vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.Cleveland vs. San Diego at San Diego, Calif., 9:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. MLB calendar Sunday — Opening day in North America, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 5 — Amateur draft.July 15 — All-Star game, Minneapolis.July 27 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 Fort White Middle on winning side of thingsFrom staff reportsFort White High’s middle school softball team had only been able to get in five games by March 18, but the Lady Indians posted their biggest win at home over Bradford Middle School. Fort White won 9-8 in the bottom of the seventh inning. Shelby DuBose pitched a complete game with six strikeouts. She helped her-self at the plate, going 3for-5 with an RBI and run scored. Shaylen Raulerson had two hits, and RBI and scored a run. She had a phenomenal backhand play at shortstop, making the long throw to get the first out in the last inning of a tied ball game. Jamie Tolkkinen and Aubrey Callum both has two RBIs. Savana Terry, Raven Miles and Aubrey Callum each scored a run. In the last inning of the tied game, Kacey Carter hit a stand-up double. After Jennifer Allen was hit by a pitch, DuBose singled to load the bases. With two outs, Terry squared to bunt on a 1-2 count and threw the pitcher off rhythm. The result was a passed ball and Carter scored the winning run. “I couldn’t be more proud of my girls for work-ing hard to pull out the victory,” coach Tiffany Bratcher said. CHS: Mauldin, Vaughn to split time Continued From Page 1Bdon’t play again until April 7,” Phillips said. “There’s some time in there that I can’t have them not pitching. Anytime I can get them innings, I’m going to get them innings. I’ve thought about doing it in the playoffs. I’m not going to say that I’m definitely going to do it, but I like the idea.”


Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 3B DEAR ABBY: I’m 62 and own my own home. I have legal guardianship of my eldest grandson, who is 5. Another grandchild is 2 1/2 and in foster care. I would like to keep both children together because I have been told that in the long run it is better so they won’t lose contact with each other. Some friends of mine have been telling me I should let the little one get adopted through the state in a closed adoption. This is really traumatic for me and I’m not sure what to do. Please give me some advice. I love both of my grandchildren and want the best for them, now and in the long term. — QUANDRIFIED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR QUANDRIFIED: Many grandparents raise their grandchildren suc cessfully. If your health is good, and you have a high energy level and relatives who can provide respite when you need it, have both of your grandchil dren live with you. If not, you must consider what could happen to them if something should happen to you. AARP can be a helpful resource. It offers infor mation on a wide variety of issues related to raising grandchildren, financial assistance and advocacy. To find out more, go to DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for about 10 years and have dated far more since my divorce than I did before I mar ried. The marriage ended because my wife was emo tionally abusive. What disturbs me is that somehow I either attract, or am attracted to, emo tionally abusive women. They are usually success ful, confident, good look ing and controlling, and the results are always the same. The relationships don’t last long. How do I stop being attracted to the same type of partner? — REPEATING PATTERNS DEAR REPEATING: In order to break any cycle, a person needs to understand how the pat tern became established in the first place. People are usually attracted to the familiar, and it may have something to do with the dynamics of the family in which you grew up. Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist who can help you to understand, so you won’t make the same mistake again. It’s the quickest fix for what ails you. DEAR ABBY: I take pride in my looks, and when I go to parties, the dresses and accessories I choose. I am often asked where they came from, and I feel the question is rude and inappropriate. Am I being rude to evade the question, or is there a proper response when I’m asked? — TIME AND PLACE DEAR TIME AND PLACE: When someone asks where you found an item you’re wearing, it is usually intended as a compliment because the person would like to find something similar. If you prefer not to share that information, smile and thank the person for the compliment, then change the subject. HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Opening up to new activities or interests will do you a world of good. Getting to know someone through a different avenue will help you recognize where your relationship is heading and how to best prepare. Romance is high lighted. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make choices based on your intuitive insight. Someone may try to mislead you using charm or romantic gestures to win your sup port. Take the time to ask questions and run a back ground check to put your mind at ease. ++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Offering help might be miscon strued as meddling in other people’s affairs. Avoid getting too close or personal with someone you do business with. Pay more attention to what’s going on in your own personal life and make positive changes that will improve your relation ships. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Sign up for activities that help you expand your friendships and bring you pleasure. Sharing your knowledge, experience and memories will attract someone who can open your mind to all sorts of interesting people, cultures and pastimes. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let your emo tions lead to financial loss. A fast-cash scheme may tempt you, but the stress and cost involved aren’t worth it. Put your effort into having fun with the people you love as well as building a secure home base. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a look at new alternatives. Sometimes it pays to take an unortho dox approach to a problem or issue you face. Don’t rule out any suggestion without giving it a fair chance. An unusual part nership will help broaden your outlook. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Share your thoughts and plans for the future. Taking steps that will bring about an upgrade mentally, physically or financially will pay off and bring in compli ments. Romance is in the stars, and making positive lifestyle changes will lead to happiness. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take the road less traveled and you will find all sorts of interest ing options. Being creative and in touch with your feelings will help you make wise and happy choices. Make changes to your liv ing quarters to encourage originality. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will face opposition. Uncertainty and confusion is likely to set in when dealing with a friend or colleague offering vague and confusing information. Don’t make a decision until you feel satisfied with what’s being said. Focus on home and family. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An unex pected situation will arise. Communication is likely to be misconstrued, leading to a poor choice or mishap. Get all the facts and pro tect personal information that you feel may be used against you. Rely on past experience. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Offer a new twist to a service or skill you have, and you will find a way to bring in extra cash. Working at self-improve ment will result in compli ments as well as bringing a little love and romance into your life. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A group effort will pay off. Look for people sharing your con cerns, interests or thoughts regarding an investment or service. Offer a strategy that will encourage others to join, thereby multiplying your chances to become a success. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Friends urge grandma to let younger grandson be adopted Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Nicki Gunvalson, 52; Quentin Tarantino, 51; Pauley Perrette, 45; Mariah Carey, 44; Stacy Fergie Ferguson, 39. DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS


Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, MARCH 27, 20145B 100Job OpportunitiesDrivers Wanted Local Flatbed Company looking for Drivers Guaranteed Home Every Weekend Clean Class ACDLFlatbed Exp. Required. Call 386-755-8579 for information. R.D.H. Trucking, Inc Immediate hire Experienced landscape and irrigation staff. Winning attitude. 386-755-0078 Industrial Construction Experienced Supervision / Craftsman Needed Minimum of 3 Years Craftsman Experience Required Structural Welders, Pipe Welders, Pipe Fitters, Industrial Maintenance Workers, Millwrights, Ironworkers, Riggers, and NCCCO Operators. Welders must pass weld test, Temp to Permanent Positions Available Filling positions immediately, White Springs, Fl. area Background Check, EOE M/F H/VDrug Free Workplace Fax Resume to – 904-714-0008 E-mail – Phone – 904-714-1376 KENNELTECH needed; 40 hr/week; O/TAvailable Apply by Fax 386-961-8802 Drug-free workplace Line Cook w/comm’l cooking exp needed at Milton's Country Store. Will be taking orders, cooking & serving. Kitchen open to view. Apps avail Milton's 8 mi N, of I-10 hwy 441 Mechanic needed with heavy truck experience preferred. Excellent pay package. Southern Specialized Truck and Trailer 386-752-9754 MEDICALOFFICE receptionist with billing experience preferred. Please send resumes to sur N&W Dry Cleaners is now taking applications. Please apply in person at 316 WDuval Street, Lake City PARTTIME Grant funded position, 28 hrs/week. Must have basic computer skills, be organized and a team player. Must provide own transportation. Send resume to Box 05117, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 Rodney Burgin 8 temp farmworkers 5/15/14-1/20/15plant ,cultivate, harvest tobacco Bloomfield K.Y$10.10 an hour 3.4 contract guarantee housing transportation subsistence tools suplies provided at no cost to workers transportation subsistence reimbursed 50% of contract or earlier. may apply at nearest swa office refer job# k.y 0516782 k.y swa office phone 502-564-7456 SALES PROFESSIONAL NEEDED! Manufactured Home Dealership is overworked and understaffed. We offer Competitive Base Salary and Draw, The Highest Commission Structure In The Industry PERIOD! Monthly And Quarterly Bonuses. Mobile Home Sales Experience Preferred / Sales Experience Required Email your resume to: Wanted person 18 yo or olderpart time for zip line towertraining provided –comfortable with heights-excellent people skillssome weekend work call 386-454-1351 Wanted: tradesmen with experience in carpet and linoleum installation. General remodeling a plus. Please call Steve at 386-365-8549 120Medical EmploymentMedical Office looking for full time employee in Optical Office. Experience preferred but not required. Will train. Send resume to 763 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, FL32025 Nurse practitioner FTor PTfor busy internnal medicine office please call Nancy at 386-719-2540 for more information North Florida Community College, Madison FL., has the following positions available: Project Coordinator of Healthcare Information Program; Curriculum Developer for Automation Production Program: Faculty Position for Registered Nurse. See for details. 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class3/31/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class4/14/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 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. 360Feed, Seed & PlantsFOR SALE Tomato Plants $2.50 Dozen 344-0226 403Auctions Court Ordered Auction Salvage Yard Estate 441 N High Springs, FL #20822 Sat Mar 29th at 10AM Harley Davidson motorcycles, BSA, truck, autos, trailers, boats, tractors, 3 generators, motor hoists, welders, tools Red Williams AU437/AB270 10% B.P. 352-258-0604 420Wanted to Buy I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES CASH PAID IMMEDIATELY 904-259-4663 K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales 15 Family Yard Sale Inside Gym @ Christ Cental 217 SWDyal Ave. Sat 3/29 7:30am-? HERRY’S MARKET Day Free vendor space. Outdoor Flea Market. Lake City Plaza Last Saturday Every Month 8am-12Noon Sat. March 29th Call 386-243-8730 MULTI FAMILY3/27, 3/28 & 3/29, 7:30 1:30, 190 SWFabian Wy. Near 242 & 247. Craft items, kitchen items, tools, clothing (cheap) & Much more! MULTI-FAMILYINDOOR Fri. 3/28 & Sat. 3/29 8am-2pm 1420 SWMain Blvd. (Old Sunshine Hardware Bldg.) Multi-family yard sale 255 SE Whistle Loop, Sat 3/29 7am-?, furniture, household items, electronics. Much more! PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. RETIREMENTSALE, Sat. Only 3/29, 8:30-4:30, 135 SWPhillips Cir., Turkey Run Subv. on 252B, tools, antiques, hshld., QUALITY 440Miscellaneous Wanted to buy used stainless or black refrigerator in good working condition. 386-365-6780 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2/1 W/ screened porch, Lg. lot, in very nice, clean, well maintained, safe, small park, no pets, really nice place to live, with long term tenants, Background/credit check required. $485 mo., $485 sec. dep., smoke free environment 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, $700/mo 1st+last+dep requiredlocated in Ellisville. No pets.Contact 352-870-5144 640Mobile Homes forSaleBRAND NEW 28X60 3 BED DOUBLEWIDE $49900 SETUP WITH NEWAC STEPS AND SKIRTING 904-259-4663 NEWAND USED MOBILE HOMES SAVE THOUSANDS FACTORYOUTLET 14X60 2 BED SINGLEWIDE $29900 904-259-4663 Homes of Merit House 3BR/2ba 1493 sqft Great starter home for young couple. $59,900 Call Mike Cox (386) 752-5355 Live Oak Homes 3BR/2BA1305 sqft 9 foot ceilings and much more. $48,900 Call Mike Cox (386) 752-5355 Live Oak Homes 4BR/2BA 1560 sqft, 9 foot ceilings, corner kitchen $55,900 Call Mike Cox (386) 752-5355 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86259 Well maintained 3BR/2BA, Lg great room, lots of customs. $138,500 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86314 3BR/2BA, 2532 sqft, inground heated pool, 2 car garage, all wood floors $209,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86434 3BR/2BA brick on 4 ac, Formal living & dining, 3 stall barn, oaks $185,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86452 Bring your horses. 3BR/2BA, 890 sqft 5 stall barn, hugh kitchen $89,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86468 4BR/2BA, 2346 sqft brick, new roof, lg great room, landscaping, lg trees $256,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575MLS86469 Alittle TLC, brick, lg eat in kitchen, huge living rm w/fireplace $42,000 650Mobile Home & LandLAND HOME PACKAGE 2002 28X56 3 BED ON 2.5 ACRES PRIME LOCATION $79000 REMODELED WITH NEWAC AND APPLIANCES 904-259-4663 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent $100 off 1st mo rent!1, 2 & 3BR apts.$89 DepositPools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong AptsCall forourlow rent rates386-758-8455 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent05544168WindsorArms Apartments Under New Management NOWLEASING Lake City’s 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 $699/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $530. mo $530 dep. NO PETS 386-697-4814 CLEAN ROOMY PRIVATE 2/1 second floor w/ deck, 8 mi to VA off Lk Jeffrey Hwy. $ + last + dep No dogs 386-961-9181 DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, C/A& C/Heat, W/D hook up, 1 car garage, $535 month, no pets 1 month sec, 386-961-8075 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 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/1BACH/A $850 deposit $800/mo fenced yard 386-697-4814 Lake City Country Club fairway at back. 3BR/2BA1895 SQFT, carpet, tile, encl porch, all appliances, lrg gar, big kitchen, 386-269-0123 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 Salon for Lease & Sale: Only $1,600 monthly!! (plus tax) Turn-Key Lease and Full Salon Including ALLEquipment! Approx 1200 sf. /Store Front on Main Hwy. ALLFOR ONLY $1,600 AMONTH!! Contact Michelle at 386-755-3117 For more information. 805Lots forSale 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 Itchetucknee river Lot w/small refinished cabin lot: lg usable and 100 ft wide. Great dock $159,000 755-3456 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS 85161 6BR home, new roof, LR, Family room, wood burning FP, screened porch $99,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS 86268 Perfect getaway, custom built log home on Suwannee 4.01 ac, open deck. $199,900 AWESOME views from this gorgeous 2 story home, private yet close to town! $159,900 Anita Tonetti 386-697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85490 CHARMING 4BR/2BAhome in town, 2 decks, XLworkshop now $74,500! Teresa Spradley 386-365-8343 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85778 MUSTSEE! Fantastic 3BR/2BA brick home in Woodcrest only $139,000! Debbie King 386-365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#86601 GORGEOUS huge family home, 2 story, 5BR/2.5BA, plenty of room for everyone! $299,000 Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#86664 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 2BR/1.5BA, 2 story condo, Lg closets, private patio MLS80679 $59,900 Poole Realty William Golightly 590-6881. Custom 2 story Log on 8 acres. 3BR/3BA, Master bedroom MLS81654 $214,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS81910 $159,000 Lg master suite, open kitchen, manicured lawn, screened porch Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 3BR/2BAon 1 ac. Well maintained, beautiful landscaped yard, lg kitchen MLS82126 $137,500 Poole Realty Irvin Dees 208-4276 MLS82228 Corner lot 4 ac very wooded & private, 84’DWMH $29,500 810Home forSale Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS82953 $270,000 Custom brick,glamour master bath, spacious bedrooms, open kitchen Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor Brand new baths. 3BR/3BAon 1 acrea, outside fireplaces $79,900 MLS83483 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 2BR/2BA Eastside Village MLS83963 $50,000 Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS84258 5 plus ac. 3/2, 2538 sqft, upgraded, workshop/garage $205,000 Remax Jo Lytte 365-2821 MLS84652 $239,900 Ichetucknee River access. 2BR/2BA. Composite decking, workshop, hot tub & more. Century 21/Darby-Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84688 $290,000. Log home, 20 ac, lg screened porch, master suite, whirlpool tub & much more Reduced! Lg Home 3br/2ba, 2318 sf, fenced, full guest house, great location MLS84810 $224,900 Remax/Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505 Reduced! Custom home on 3.38 acres. Like new! 3br/2ba w/2 car garage. Conveniently located MLS84910 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 208-3847 Magnificent home on 20 ac. 4BR/3.5BAplus bonus room, in ground pool. MLS84924 $370,000 Century 21/Darby-Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84931 Custom built, River access. 3BR/3BAon 1 ac. newly udated kitchen $125,000 Remax Jo Lytte 365-2821 MLS85044 $209,900 Private 4BR/2BAon 5 ac. Lg barn & workshop. Country living. Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85059 $229,000 A. Rutenberg floor pla, built by Bryan Zecher. Lg master suite, Lanai between great rm & dining. Custom 4br, 4453 sqft $269,900 FP. Owner Financing offered or lease w/ option to buy. MLS85144 Call Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Century 21/Darby-Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS85308 Custom Cannon CK Airpark, split floor plan, screened porch, new carpet $349,999 Reduced! 4br/2.5ba, 2 story, 2302 sf, FP, stocked pond, gorgeous view, MLS85407 $187,500 Remax/Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor MLS85442 Charming 3BR/2BA on 1 ac, fully furnished, screened porch, eat in kitchen $79,900 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Move in condition, shed, large corner lot $89,900 Reduced! 4br/3ba, 3026 sf, lg kitchen, open space, screened & solar heated pool & hot tub. MLS85805 $289,000 Remax/Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505 Remax, Jo Lytte 365-2821 MLS85844 $183,000 3BR/2BA, 9.37 ac. master suite, fireplace, back porch. Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85903 $210,000 2 story on 4 ac. 3BR/2BA, great kitchen, outside workshop. Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 3BR/2BAupdated. New & Spacious M. suite, chef’s kitchen MLS86001 $124,900 Patti Taylor 623-6896 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 Spacious floor plan, split lg living & dining rm MLS86101 $97,000 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 MLS86223 4BR/3BAw/FP, attached carport $89,000 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Charming 3BR/2BA, lg open floor plan, garden tub, spacious master. MLS86273 $179,900 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS86306 Bank owned 2BR/2BAcondo vie or golf. Good shape. $90,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86337 2 story, 4BR/3BA, screened inground pool. 4br/3.5ba, 3398 H/C sqft. for $89,000. Formal L& D, Fam rm w/FP, lg kit, FLrm, 2 car garage MLS86363 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86363 $89,000 3398 sqft. 4BR/3.5BAformal & family areas, FP, Lafayette Co. Tri-level home! 3br/2ba, 4209 sf, 2 kitchens, nice deck & balcony, fenced. MLS86374 $188,500 Remax/Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 4BR/2BAsituated on 22.95 ac, numerous upgrades, FP, lg kitchen & more. MLS86396 $379,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86421 $156,500 3BR/2BA, Woodhaven, wrap porch, workshop, storage & car port Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86423 $74,900 Country hom eon 4.23 ac mini farm, remodeled baths & more Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Immaculate home, in ground pool. 3BR/2BA, lots of closet space. MLS86440 $189,900 Pool Home! 4br/3.5ba, 3344 sf, spa tub, screened in pool, 3br/2ba loft MLS86458 $399,900 Remax/Pam Beauchamp 386-303-2505 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS86472 $135,000 3BR/3BA, lg den, screened patio, spacious yard, outside town. 810Home forSale Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS96437 $154,900 3BR/2BA, Lg family rm, open patio, storage bldg, 2 acres. Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS86475 $105,000 Eastside Village. 2BR/2BA1400 sqft. Beautifully landscaped. Florida room & fenced yard Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Custom built 3BR/2BA, lots of extras, min workshop, screened porch, office in hangar, runway access MLS85025 $320,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Great lot, 3BR/2BA. Split bedroom plan with additional spare. MLS86467 $99,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 On golf course 3BR/2BA, 1980 squf formal LR, DR, sun porch, screened porch & so much more MLS86338 $175,000 820Farms & Acreage1/2 ACRE lots; great distance from Lake City, Live Oak & Branford. Owner financing: $300 down; $77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www GREAT9.66 Acres to build your home or MH allowed, only $38,000! GingerParkerHallmark Real Estate MLS#85572 5.98 ACRES with huge Live Oak trees, perfect for home site, $55,000 Rob Edwards 386-965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85707 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 3BR/2BAcorner lot, spacious bedrooms, well kept MLS84613 $124,900 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Sherry Ratliff 365-8414. Sante Fe River, Riverfron lot (2.9 ac) $150,000 MLS85480 RECYCLE YOUR Lake City Reporter nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter


6BSports Jump Lake City Reporter 386-755-5571 471 SW 247, Suite 101 Lake City FL Branford Crossing Plaza Across from the fairgrounds FULL SERVICE CLEANERS ADVANCE DRY CLEANERS March Special 5 Shirts @ $2.22 each & 5 Pants or Jeans $4.95 Each Any Day Not good with any other oer. 1130 US Hwy 90 W Lake City, Florida (386) 752-5890 G.W. Hunter, Inc. PRO P ANE FILLING STATION Drive it in and well ll it up! New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $217 $ 43 SAVINGS OF $174 Expires March 31, 2014 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Mikells Power Equipment INC. 1152 West US 90 Lake City 752-8098 Family Owned and Operated Since 1978 We service what we sell Zero RZ4824F 36 mos. Finance 0 Interest $ 110 Kawasaki FR Series 24 hp 48 inch monthly 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 COURTESY The Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park Norths USSSA basketball 11th-grade team members are (front row, from left) Dilan Hall, Nate Jacobs, Kelvin Jonas, Jordan Coppock, Derontay Levy and Kalin Timmons. Back row (from left) are assistant coach Tony Johnson, Mareo Robinson, Darrell Jones, Natorian Tyson, Terry Cooper, Lee Peterson, S.L. McCall, team manager DeAngelo Perry and head coach Mardell Jackson. COURTESY The Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park Norths USSSA basketball 7th-grade team members are (front row, from left) Doreyon Taylor, Ahmad Williams, Jordan Smith, Darrell Brown and Kylen Callum. Back row (from left) are head coach Ryan Bell, Jeremiah Mobley, Deondre Cray, Latorrence Jones, Kelvin Jonas, Maleak Miller, Jermal Myhand, Willie Jernigan Jr. and assistant coach Justin Rayford. Local Wolves begin new USSSA seasonSpecial to the Reporter The Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North, Inc, 7thand 11th-grade USSSA basketball teams debuted March 15 with games at Richardson Middle School. Their home gym at Richardson Community Center is awaiting the instal lation of new bleachers. The 7th-grade team played the Gainesville Stampede with the Stampede winning, 59-50. Leading scorers for the hometown Wolves were Maleak Miller, 22, and Latorrence Jones, 11. Leading the Stampede were D. Ivery, 35 and D. Burch, 11. The 11th-grade Wolves defeated played the Rising Stars Heat of Ocala, 57-49. Leading scorers for the Wolves were Dilan Hall and Mareo Robinson, 13 points each, Jordan Coppock, 12, and Darrell Jones, 11. The Rising Stars Heat were led by T. Varnedoe, 10 and D. Bnutt, 9. The 11th-grade team played Suwannees travel basketball team in Live Oak on March 18 and fell, 70-47. Leading scorers forthe Wolves were Jordan Coppock, 22 and Dilan Hall seven. Leading Suwannee were (UF commit) Kavarious Hayes, 22 and Jamari Wheeler, 20. Both teams Lake City teams competed in the Stampede Shootout in Gainesville over the week end. The 11th-grade team will host Suwannee at 2 p.m. Saturday. COURTESY First-time runner Rane Richards competes in his first race, the 2014 Gate River Run Diaper Dash. Rane is the son of Tony and Michelle Richards, and the youngest member of the Step Fitness Racing Team.