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the ability to give medically approved pre-arrival instructions [and tells callers] what to do to handle a medical emergency, said Tom Brazil, the Combined Communication Center Director. Natasha instructed the mother how to do CPR for the infant over the phone. According to dispatchers, Lockwood and Robertson said Maileigh wasnt breathing and had no heartbeat. Lockwood then passed the phone to Robertson, Cray said. I told her, calm down so we can get your baby the help that she needs, Cray said. Youve got to help your baby while help is on the way. The EMD program, launched in October, streamlines medical assistance during emergencies, providing callers with emergency Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM LOCALState Park hosts Old Timers Day, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 45 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Schools . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 4B SPORTSGators in Final Four action. See results, 1B. 83 61Chance of showers, 8A March for Babies proof that miracles happen. SUNDAY EDITION7AHollywoods best, seven decades later.4D By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe county has completed paying an additional $428,036 for the Bascom Norris connector project, an expense associated with the introduction of materials engineers believed would be on site during pre-construction analysis. Due to excessive rain and other deficiencies, according to Operations Manager Kevin Kirby, county staff predicted the project will be completed earlyto mid-August. The Board of County Commissioners approved payment of the six-figure change order during a Nov. 8 county commission meeting, having been told by staff the final sum would range from $300,000$500,000 after all was said and done. BOCC staff gave reporters a tour of the roads construction Bascom bill up $400K JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterConstruction crews work on the Bascom Norris connector road project. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterColumbia County Emergency Operations Center 911 dispatchers Natasha Cray (right) and Stacy Murphy pose for a photograph at the center on Friday. Cray and Murphy helped to save 2-month-old Maileigh Lockwood, who was not breathing when her parents called. Cray attempted to calm both parents down and gave them CPR instructions while Murphy contacted and updated emergency personnel. The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers have crossed the midpoint in their 60-day march to craft new laws, amend existing ones and agree on a roughly $75 billion budget for the next fiscal year. And theyve done so mostly without controversy. A day at the Capitol was blown out to honor the Florida State University football team for winning the national championship, and another day was seemingly devoted to lawmakers taking selfies with retired British soccer star David Beckham, who wants to build a soccer stadium in Miami. With the two chambers working in tandem on most issues, Gov. Rick Scott was able to sign a series of bills into law this week. They included a bill, dubbed the Florida GI Bill, aimed at making the state more military friendly; a package of bills aimed at keeping sexually violent predators locked up; and a bill that will roll back motor-vehicle registration fees. Meanwhile, the vast majority of the 1,826 bills, resolutions and memorials filed by members and committees as of Friday morning had already died with barely a murmur.By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comDespite delays and change orders, the Bascom Norris connector project has not exceeded the countys initial budget estimates, according to documents from Still under projections Expenditures less than initial county estimate. County pays $428,000 after dispute over soil samples in connector road project.At sessions halfway point, plenty of work left to be doneBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comIf it werent for the actions of Columbia County public safety personnel, three-month-old Maileigh Lockwood wouldnt be alive today. County commissioners and staff Thursday publicly commended 9-1-1 dispatch ers Natasha Cray and Stacy Murphy, as well as deputies Brian Lucas and Lt. Katina Dicks, for their part in saving Maileigh from the edge of death on March 7. The parents Travis J. Lockwood, 26, and Raychel Diane Robertson, 24 face charges of child neglect after allegedly leaving Maileigh unattended with a bottle propped against her mouth, leading to a near-fatal case of aspiration pneumonia, according to the incident report filed by deputies. I do remember the call coming in, said Cray, who began working as a Columbia County dispatcher 10 months ago. It was a very irate guy on the phone yelling and screaming...He said, my two-monthold daughter is not breathing, please send someone. Cray immediately relayed the information to Murphy, who began dispatching public safety personnel to the scene. But in matters of life and death where every second counts, dispatchers now have the assistance of the countys new Medical and Fire Priority Dispatch System, or EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch), implemented in October. It gives the dispatchers To the rescueDispatchers, deputies team up to save life of two-month-old. STEVEN RICHMOND/ Lake City ReporterDispatchers Natasha Cray (left) and Stacy Murphy hold Emergency Medical Dispatch Lifesaving Awards for their role in helping save the life of three-month-old Maileigh Lockwood, held by mother Raychel Robertson. First responders Lt. Katina Dicks and Deputy Brian Lucas received Medals of Distinction for providing lifesaving treatment for Maileigh on scene. Back row: Emergency Operations Center Director Tom Brazil (left) and Sheriff Mark Hunter.To be able to bring her back from being dead is pretty amazing. Tom Brazil, Combined Communication Center Director SESSION continued on 3A RESCUE continued on 6A PROJECT continued on 6A BUDGET continued on 6A


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Q Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH A U.S. District judge in West Palm Beach has sentenced a South Florida doctor to more than six years in prison on money laundering charges related to her prescription of millions of oxycodone pills and other nar cotics. The case against 43-year-old Cynthia Cadet was part of a broad 2010 investigation into “pill mill” clinics. The 74-year-old doctor Joseph Castronuovo received a year and a half behind bars. Both doctors plan to appeal Friday’s ruling. Last year a fed eral judge cleared the doctors of causing patients to fatally over dose. Both doctors were involved with the American Pain clinics in Broward and Palm Beach coun ties and were the only physicians in the case to rejected plea deals. Prosecutors said the clinics were one of the nation’s biggest illicit prescription drug opera tions.Student wins race over longest bridge MARATHON — A South Florida college student has won the men’s title during a foot race over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway’s longest bridge. Josh Peterson of Boca Raton, Fla., ran 39 minutes and 44 seconds Saturday, the best time among the race’s 1,500 partici pants. The 21-year-old Florida Atlantic University student’s track coach Mike Stone was five seconds behind for second place. Martin Sykut of Marathon, Fla., finished third in the men’s divi sion. The 51-year-old had a time of 40:46. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resi dent Laura DiBella completed the course in 43 minutes and 22 seconds to win the women’s class. The 35-year-old DiBella was followed by 38-year-old Helena Bursa of Big Pine Key and 37-year-old Bethany Tietz with times of 44:58 and 47:47 respectively.Nightclub cleared after ceiling caves ORLANDO — Authorities say about 800 patrons were cleared from an Orlando nightclub after a teen crawling on a drop ceiling fell through the tiles. Orlando police say 19-year-old Justin Ponce was found on a set of stairs at the Roxy nightclub early Friday morning, bleed ing from his head with what appeared to be a broken leg. The club was cleared before firefighters could determine the damage was only to the drop ceiling. Metal pieces that held the tiles had been pulled down from the wall near the bar. The damage was estimated to be between $4,000 and $5,000. Ponce was taken to a near by hospital, so police couldn’t immediately find out why he was in the ceiling. His condition was unknown, but he could face criminal charges.Panthers may move farther north here GAINESVILLE — The endan gered Florida panther may have been pulled back from the brink of extinction, but its growing population is running out of room to roam. Breeding programs with the Florida panther’s imported cous in, the Texas puma, have helped to revive the population from a low of around 30 two decades ago to an estimated 140 today. The panther population isn’t out of the woods yet, but with those numbers rebounding, efforts to save the tawny pred ator have shifted focus to pre serving what remains of their existing habitat in Southwest Florida and looking at opening new areas further north. “Habitat management and road structures to limit mor tality are the next step,” said Jeff Hostetler, a scientist at the Smithsonian Institution who did research on efforts to revive the Florida panther population while he was a graduate student at the University of Florida. In a paper published in the Journal of Animal Ecology last year, Hostetler and his col leagues showed how introducing the Texas puma into the Florida panther population succeeded in saving the population from extinction — at least temporarily.Biker-dragging woman sentenced NAPLES — A Lee County judge has accepted a no contest plea in a DUI manslaughter case from a woman who fatally dragged a motorcyclist for near ly 3 miles. Donna Brown entered the plea on Friday. Brown was charged with DUI manslaughter, damage to a person and property, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and driving under the influence. Brown will serve eight years in prison, two years of house arrest, eight years of probation and her driver license will be permanently revoked. The Naples Daily News reports that Brown hit motorcy clist Carl “Ed” Patrick, and the impact left Patrick trapped under Brown’s vehicle. She drove and dragged him for nearly 3 miles him after the May 9, 2013 crash.3 injured in crash with school bus WESLEY CHAPEL — Authorities say three people were injured after their car collided with a Tampa Bay area school bus. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 56-year-old James Yant Jr. was preparing to get on an Interstate 75 onramp Thursday afternoon when he turned in front of a Pasco County school bus. The bus hit the passenger side of the 2000 Mazda 626. FHP says Yant and his pas sengers — 23-year-old Felicia Smith and 27-year-old Frederick Whiting — were taken to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries. Two adults in the bus weren’t injured. Four Wesley Chapel High School students sustained minor injuries and were released from the scene to their parents. FHP says charges are pend ing. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS HOW TO REAC H USMain number ....... 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The team sold 200 slabs of ribs and donate d proceeds to Relay for Life/Columbia County 2014.South Fla. doctor given six years in pill mill case AROUND FLORIDA 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. And thanks for reading. See an error? The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run on this page 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 SubmissionsCOURTESYEmergency responders are at the scene of a fatal wreck on I-75 in Hami lton County Friday. The Associated Press JASPER — An elderly man driving southbound in a northbound highway lane crashed into another car, killing himself and the other driver in Hamilton, County. The accident just before midnight Friday created a five car pileup involving a Greyhound bus on route to Atlanta from Tampa. Some 13 pas sengers were treated for minor injuries. Florida Highway Patrol officials say 91-year-old Ernest Lee Holmes of High Springs was driving a 1993 Buick Century when he crashed into 55-year-old Peter J. Linek, of Ormond Beach. Linek was driving his Ford Explorer northbound in the correct direction. Both men died. Two other vehicles were snared in the wreck besides the bus. One carried five children, but there were no other inju ries. Greyhound sent a replacement bus to take the passengers to Atlanta. Scripture of the Day When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. — Winston Churchill, British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the ‘40s and ‘50s (1874-1965) “For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” — 2 Corinthians 5:13-15 Thought for Today Man driving wrong way causes fatal highway crash Fort Hood rampage motive still unknown FORT HOOD — Despite evidence that suggests Spc. Ivan Lopez had an argument before going on a shooting rampage, investigators said they may never determine what compelled the Fort Hood soldier to kill three soldiers and wound 16 others before taking his own life. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, Fort Hood’s commander, said that an “escalating argument” precipitated the assault. He declined to discuss the cause of the argument but said investigators believe Lopez made no effort to target specific soldiers — even though at least one of the soldiers shot was involved in the dispute. Milley would not say whether those involved were among the dead or wounded, or how many shooting victims had been a part of the argument. “There was no premeditated targeting of an individual,” he said. However, the military has not estab lished a “concrete motive” for Spc. Ivan Lopez’s rampage, said Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command based in Quantico, Va. And because Lopez is dead, he added, “the possibility does exist that we may never know why the alleged shooter did what he did.” Three of the wounded are still hospi talized in fair condition at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in nearby Temple. Investigators now believe Lopez’s mental condition was not the “direct pre cipitating factor” in the shooting, Milley said Friday, one day after he said that condition appeared to be an underlying factor in the attack. The crime scene encompasses two city blocks, Grey said. Q Associated Press


Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand as lawmakers head toward the homestretch of the 2014 session:BudgetThe House on Thursday approved a $75.3 billion spending plan for the bud get year that begins July 1. The Senate countered a few hours later by approv ing a $74.9 billion pro posal. Both exceed the $74.2 billion budget pro posed by Scott. Leaders in both chambers said they should be able reach agreements on alloca tions --overall spend ing caps for broad areas of the budget --in the coming days and start scheduling meetings to hammer out the final budget. Both chambers are touting increases in spending on education and programs such as the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Also, both chambers have built in election-year tax and fee cuts.Public SchoolsThe House has spent much of the first half of the session pushing for more school choice, from a sweeping expansion of a voucher program to a measure meant to help charter schools get start ed and expand. But the Senate so far has proved to be an obstacle. The upper chamber pulled its version of the vouch er expansion less than a month into the session. The House responded by tacking the language onto a bill that would help parents pay for the ser vices of children with dis abilities, but the Senate seems to be resisting that. And the charter school bill was essentially gut ted by a Senate commit tee at its most recent stop. Lawmakers are expected to approve a bill streamlining the state’s school-grading system and suspending penalties for bad grades for a year. While some education groups have pushed for a longer transition period after a new test is introduced in the 2014-15 school year, Republican mem bers in particular hav en’t shown any willing ness to extend it. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 3A By TONY A battery backup sys tem problem that lasted nearly an hour Friday morning forced 9-1-1 calls to the Columbia County Combined Communications Center to be rerouted to the Lake City Police Department dispatch center. “We had an electrical system problem out here and the 9-1-1 calls were rerouted, but we were still able to fully function,” said Thomas Brazil, 9-1-1 Director and Columbia County Communications Coordinator. Brazil said the electrical system failure occurred around 11 a.m. Friday. “The system did not go down,” he said. Brazil said when there is a failure at the commu nications center, AT&T reroutes the 9-1-1 trunk lines to the Lake City Police Department’s dis patch center. The LCPD dispatch cen ter “answered the calls for us and then relayed the information to us and then we dispatched the units,” he said. The Columbia County Combined Emergency Communications Center is the primary public safe ty answering point for the county. The center pro vides centralized dispatch services for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Fire Department and Lifeguard Ambulance Service. “We were having prob lems for about 40 minutes,” Brazil said. “There were only three 9-1-1 calls that rolled over to the LCPD, that they had to relay back to us to dispatch.” The source of the elec trical system problem was a battery backup system. “We have what’s called a battery backup plant here in the building — a bat tery backup system to our electrical system, and it’s a generator,” Brazil said. “Something went wrong in the input-output board on the backup plant, which caused the backup plant to trip the breaker that feeds power into the backup.” The communications center was running on batteries for several hours until the batteries ran down and that’s when the problem was identified. “We were able to bypass the backup plant, bring everything back up and now everything is func tional and everything works,” Brazil said. Columbia County has an interlocal agreement with Alachua County should a catastrophic failure occur at the communications center. Under the agreement, the trunk lines would be trans ferred to Alachua County. “The problem is when we lost all the power, we also lost our normal telephone lines out here,” Brazil said. “AT&T could not contact us and that’s why they rolled the calls to LCPD. The system was designed with redundancy. 9-1-1 calls are going to be answered — it’s never going to shut off.” Brazil said the county recently made improve ments to the system. “The redundancies in our system worked,” he said. “We had a failure, we figured what the failure was and brought the sys tem back up.” Outstanding Leader of Inpatient Therapy Our therapy program is designed to rehabilitate individuals back to their highest level of independence and functioning. 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All interested persons are invited to attend. 63(&,$/5(48,5(0(176,I\RXUHTXLUHVSHFLDODLGVHUYLFHVIRUWKH PHHWLQJLGHQWLHGDERYHDVDGGUHVVHGLQWKH$PHULFDQ'LVDELOLWLHV$F W SOHDVHFRQWDFWWKH&LW\0DQDJHUV2IFHDW $8'5(<(6,.(600& City Clerk County 9-1-1 calls rerouted to LCPD Center could not take calls for an hour due to electrical problem. PATRICK SCOTT/ Special to the ReporterRollover on 1-75Emergency responders treat an injured man who was a passenger i n a van that crashed and rolled over around 11:20 Friday morning on I-75 northbound just before the 427 exit. FHP, LCPD, LCFD, CCSO, CCFD and Lifeguard respo nded. By WILLIAM THORNTONwthornton@al.comSpecial to the Reporter When Allan Cole witnessed a plane from Alabama crash into a Colorado reservoir March 22, he had no way of knowing his connection to the people on board who perished. Cole, who lives in Henderson, Nev., was fishing from his boat that Saturday at the reservoir at Ridgway State Park, as he had been for the previous four days. Around 2 p.m., Cole said, he heard something that sounded like a buzzsaw up above the clouds. “I was wondering who would fly in this weather,” he said. Then the plane, a sin gle engine, fixed-wing model, appeared into view. It came out of the clouds and flew over Cole’s boat, and he momentar ily wondered if it was going to crash on top of him. “I know some people say they thought they heard the motor cutting out, but it never missed a beat that I could hear,” he said. “He was flying all around. It looked like he was trying to find a way out, or a way back up, but he was going in a circle. Then he started spinning in.” The plane went down about 400 yards away from Cole’s boat, its engine and one of its wings striking the water first with a “huge splash,” he said. Cole called 911 on his cell phone and marked the spot on his GPS for first respond ers. Then he called his son Eric, living in Bend, Ore. “He left a message, and I thought he was having a heart attack,” Eric said. “He couldn’t believe what he saw. It was an amazing story.” Later that weekend, curious about the plane and who might have been on board, Eric began searching the Internet. Then, on his Facebook feed, he saw it mentioned. “I thought, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Eric said. Eric learned through Facebook that his former minor league baseball team mate Shane is the ex-husband of former Lake City resident Katrina Vinzant Barksdale, father to her two sons, and uncle to another boy, all four of whom died in the crash. “And the weird thing is, I hadn’t talked to him in close to 14 years until about a week-and-a-half before that happened,” Eric said. “I just happened to get in touch with him through Facebook, and we ended up chatting.” Eric reached out to Shane once he heard, almost in dis belief at the string of con nections that resulted in his father witnessing the crash. “When it happened, every body out here wondered who these people were,” Allan said. “I couldn’t believe it when Eric told me. It’s almost spooky.”Colorado plane crash witness connected to victims’ families Former Lake City resident died in crash last month. SESSIONContinued From 1A


OPINION Sunday, April 6, 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: T he two top leaders in the Florida Legislature, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford, made expanding government accountability one of their priorities for the current legislative session. And who could argue with that? Apparently some local government lobbyists and lawmakers could. If Gaetz and Weatherford don’t put their political muscle where their mouths are, govern-ment in Florida could end up less accountable to the public it serves by the time lawmakers conclude their session next month. A bill backed by Gaetz that would update and strengthen Florida’s open-government guarantees already has rolled through the Senate without a dis-senting vote. But the House version of that bill has run smack into opposition from the Florida League of Cities. Gaetz’s bill is a multifaceted upgrade. It makes clear that citizens needn’t submit requests for government records in writing. It requires government employees who field those requests to be trained in their obliga-tions under the public records law. It stops govern-ments from imposing prohibitively expensive fees for retrieving records. The president’s legislation also requires organizations that are paid dues by government agencies to open their books to public inspection, so that citizens can see how these tax dollars are being spent. For the same reason, it reinforces the requirement for private contractors to make records on their government work available to the public. Though much of the Senate bill simplify codifies court rulings on the extent of the public records law, the League of Cities insisted the House version was overly broad and would make local governments more vulnerable to lawsuits. The group urged its members to contact their representatives in the House to kill the measure. Lawmakers watered down some provisions under pressure from the league during the House bill’s first committee stop this week. But more push-back from the group could doom the bill — unless Weatherford rides to its rescue. How much does he really want gov-ernment to be more accountable? We’ll find out. Meanwhile, dozens of other proposals that would make new exceptions to the public’s constitutional right to know in Florida have been introduced by law-makers. Some are innocuous; others are pernicious. One in the latter category would conceal most of the process, currently public, for recruiting and vetting leaders at public colleges and universities. Remember, these are among the highest-paying and most-powerful public jobs in Florida. Another would hide more financial information of companies bidding on state contracts. Shouldn’t the public have a clue whether a bidder is capable of doing what’s expected under a state contract? Gaetz and Weatherford need to make sure all their members get the message: open government is accountable government. Top leaders must stand strong for accountability Q Orlando Sentinel Luck beats the odds at the ballpark M ath is not always my friend, so for this story I had to call in some assistance. A few of the calculations are approximate, so don’t spend the rest of your day burning up your numeric keypad trying to prove an error. These are ballpark assumptions. This is a ballpark story centering on luck and probability. At a Major League Spring Training game a couple weeks ago — March 22, 2014, to be exact — I caught two foul balls in the stands. Yes, two balls at one game. My beloved St. Louis Cardinals were playing the Houston Astros at the Astros training facility in Kissimmee. Pure luck.I didn’t think much of it until I shared a photo from the game with several friends and that brought the questions: “How?” “What’s the story behind this?” and “What are the odds?” I have played organized baseball all my life and been attending major league games for 35 years. Early in my newspaper career I was a sports writer and had the oppor-tunity to cover Major League Baseball, but only once before — at a Spring Training game — had I ever caught a game ball in the stands during a game. I figured that was my life’s quota and I was lucky to get it. There is a witness to this double play. Lake City Board of Realtors guru Dan Gherna, also an avid Cardinals fan, was with me at the game. Gherna scored the prime tickets that placed our group right behind the Astros dugout. Without question, being close to the field puts one in expert posi-tion to snag a game ball. I caught the first one in the bottom of the sixth with the Astros up. A hard smash foul off the third base line slammed into the dugout fence and rebounded onto the playing field. Cardinals all-star third baseman Matt Carpenter walked over, picked up the ball and from the field of play looked into the stands and threw the ball overhand into the crowd, right to me. I was an easy, friendly target. I was decked out in my red Cardinals attire amid a sea of Astros black and orange. For one throw, I played bare-handed catch with a major leaguer, a St. Louis Cardinals all-star. I caught the second ball at the end of the eighth inning. It came in oppor-tunistic fashion. A foul ball bounced high off the concrete dugout roof and as it came down in close proximity to us, I waited patiently as a half-dozen fans went into a jump-ball routine to grab the baseball. You’ve seen it on TV many times. They all collided in a scrum of excitement and none of them came down with it. The ball squirted free and I grabbed it before it hit the ground. Tip drill excitement. Yes, I jumped around and acted like I was 10 years old. The game ended soon after and while we took some photos to mark the occasion, people filing out of the game also took pho-tos of me holding the two baseballs. Others stopped to talk and asked how I was lucky enough to catch two. The odds? Well, these are all over the place. I’ve been told everything from 1 in 694 to 1 in 4 million, so who knows. These are unscientific calculations, but it’s a rare feat. There has been quite a bit writ-ten by media outlets and bloggers about the proba-bility of catching foul balls at baseball games. Last summer, a gentleman at a Cleveland Indians regular season game caught four foul balls in one game. The estimated odds of that? About 1 in 1 trillion and nobody is challenging those stats. The odds estimations are based on the aver-age number of balls hit or thrown into the stands during a game, which averages between 25-30. Other factors are the num-ber of stadium seats in the venue, then noting that some seats are not real-istic candidates for foul balls in their vicinity. The number of games played in the stadium also is a factor. Plus, the spectator has to catch the ball if it comes near them. Spin that with a few exponents and that’s where the odds approximation arrives. Numbers aside, I was fortunate. I purchased several lottery tickets on the way home and once in Lake City tried to dial in my luck on a $65 million PowerBall jackpot. That didn’t go as planned, but no com-plaints. It was still one of the luckiest days of a baseball lifetime. I mages of college football players on the picket line instead of the line of scrim-mage are way ahead of events, but NCAA officials might be shocked how the issues resonate with fans. A ruling last week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board said Northwestern University football players on schol-arships should be allowed to vote to unionize. They are university employees. As a practical matter, any final decision is a long way off. The regional action goes to the NLRB board in Washington. Next is a lengthy path of legal appeals that could end in the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling, which would apply only to private schools, said football players sign contracts that define benefits, dictate their schedules and subject them to arbitrary dismissal for all manner of reasons. Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter led the unionization effort, backed by the College Athletes Players Association, affiliated with the National College Players Association, and with money for lawyers from The United Steelworkers. Colter and others want extended medical coverage for former players with sports-related injuries, more attention paid to concussions, and financial aid for former athletes to finish school. All this is more than a little awkward for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and affiliated schools, which share in spectacu-lar revenues from football and bas-ketball contracts. Coaches earn sums that would impress Wall Street. At the very least, why not take care of the athletes who put their skills and health at risk to provide those spectacular returns? Billion-dollar broadcast contracts and lucrative merchandising promo-tions fueled by so-called student athletes are a bit of sham. A law-suit in California is looking at the uncompensated use of an athlete’s image in successful video games and other products. A few years ago, the NCAA flirted with the idea of a stipend, but that went nowhere. Pay for play is not the immediate issue, but rather basic health and education fairness. For public colleges and universities, the union question would go through state agencies and panels. The Northwestern ruling suddenly raises more questions than it initially answers. What about college sports that are subsidized by football and basketball, and where do Title IX equity issues for women athletes factor into the discussion? The NCAA ignored long-standing concerns, and will now deal with the consequences. Q Seattle Times College sports unions in play Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Todd 4AOPINION


AnnouncementGirls ClubRegistration for the Lake City Recreation Department Girls Club begins Wednesday, May 14 at 8 a.m. and will continue until the camp is full. The cost of the camp is $250. Girls must be between the ages of six and 13 and completed first grade. Call Terri Phillips or Tara Krieghauser at 386-719-5840.Boys ClubRegistration for the Lake City Recreation Department Boys Club @ Teen Town begins Wednesday, May 14 at 8 a.m. and continues until the camp is full. The cost of the camp is $250. Boys must be between the ages of six and 13 and completed first grade. Call Terri Phillips or Tara Krieghauser at 386-719-5840.CHS ‘55 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1955 is having its 59th Reunion on Saturday, May 10 at the Lake City Garden and Woman’s CLub, 257 SE Hernando Ave. The event will take place from 2:30-2:30 p.m. Call 386-752-0823.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 dona tions to the Main Library.TodayKaraoke with MarkVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host karaoke with mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, APril 6. Wings, shrimp and burg ers will be served from 1:30 3 p.m. The public is invited. Call Sharrie at 386-752-5001 with questions.Pre-Easter CelebrationB&S Combs Elks Lodge #1599 and the Pride of B&S Combs Elks Temple #1238 will be hosting its 2nd Annual Pre-Easter Celebration on April 6 from 3-6 p.m. at Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. For more information, call Carlos Brown at 386-288-6235.GriefShareGriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will meet every Sunday through May from 4-5:30 p.m.. First United Methodist Church, 973 S. Marion Ave. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features bibli cal teaching on grief and recovery topics. Real help for deep hurt. Call 752-4488 for more information.April 7Jewelry BuybackThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Ct., is having a Jewelry Buyback Road Show on Monday, April 7 beginning at 10 a.m.April 8Medicare SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educa tional Medicare seminar on Tuesday, April 8 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz will discuss what you need to know about Medicare, when to enroll and what is covered. This is not a sales seminar. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107.Sparkleberry meetingThe Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at Hatch Park, 403 SE Craven St. in Branford. Brian Kobbel, Senior Suwannee County Forester, will be the guest speaker. Call Betsy Martin at 386-719-0467 for more.April 9Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers will hold their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club. Contact Pinky Moore at 752-4552 for more. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 5A Robert “RC” Lee Coffee Robert “RC” Lee Coffee, 76, of Lake City, FL passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 un expectedly. Born on Jan uary 18, 1938 in Washing ton DC, Dis trict of Co lumbia to the late Marion and Bessie Coffee. He was retired Navy after serving 20 years during the Vietnam War and then settled in San An tonio, TX where he was a res ident there for 10 years. He re tired from the VA after moving to Lake City in 1985. He served for the government a total of 50 \HDUV+HHQMR\HGVKLQJ\DUGwork, and building things. He loved the outdoors and sitting on his back porch. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his loving parents Mar ion and Bessie Coffee and his sister Mildred Hafer. Survivors include his loving wife Ruth Coffee of Lake City, FL, three daughters: Cathy Cof fee Phillips of Lake City, FL, Sandy Brown of Darien, GA, Lockie Lusk of California. One sister Helen McCollough of Dallas, TX, seven grandchil dren Lara, Johnnie, Shelby, Sam, Hunter, Mattie, Cayman. Two great-grandchildren Logan and Bubba and three special friends, Ron, Anne and Susan. Memorial services will be Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32055, 386-752-1954.www.gatewayforestlawn.comJames Arthur McIntosh Mr. James Arthur McIntosh, age 84, of Live Oak, Fla. passed away early Thursday morn ing, April 3, 2014 at Suwannee Health Care. He was a native of Live Oak. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great grandfather. A 30 year member of the Lions Club, retired from State of Florida IFAS, and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Live Oak. He is survived by his loving wife Bettye McIntosh of 43 years, three sons, Russell Stapleton (Joyce), Austin, TX, Keith Stapleton (Patti), Jack sonville, Fla., and Greg Staple ton (Nancy) Lake City, Fla., one brother Edward McIntosh (Annie) Live Oak, Fla., and two sisters Inez Kirby (Ernest) Live Oak, Fla, Sarah Kirkland of Ala chua, Fla., eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Inez and Henry McIn tosh, two brothers Charles and Richard McIntosh and one sis ter Margaret McCall. Visitation will be held on April 6, 2014 Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Dan iels Memorial Chapel in Live Oak, Fla. A memorial service will be held on Monday April 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at First Bap tist Church of Live Oak, Fla. ,QOLHXRIRZHUVFRQWULEX tions to be made to the library fund of First Baptist Church or charity of your choice. Please sign the guest book at www. DANIELS FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, INC. Live Oak & Branford, FL in charge of arrangements. Margaret Earlene Sanders Margaret Earlene Sand ers, 78, of Lake City, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at her residence fol lowing an extended illness. Born on Febrary 27, 1936 in Wetumpka, Alabama to the late David Howard Sanders and Alma Powell sanders, Margaret enjoyed cooking and loved her fami ly and friends. She attended First Full Gospel Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Everett Sanders; and her son, Raymond “Bubba” Eubanks. Survivors include her two brothers, Billy Earl Sand ers of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Frank D. Sanders of Mc Donough, Ga.; her sister, Bar bara Sanders Sharp of Pooler, Ga.; one grandchild, Raymond A. Eubanks Jr.; two great grandchildren. Friend Ken neth Parrot and many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be con ducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16 at Gateway Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Elis and Brother Earl Green -URIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWZLOOfollow in Memorial Cemetery. 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We are all his precious children.From: The mother Mrs. Tiesha Williams and Father David Young of Ms. Elliana Young OBITUARIES Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 75 4-0424 or by email at CALENDAR Photos by PATRICK SCOTT/ Special to the ReporterCrash closes CR 242An SUV came to rest on its side after a crash with a pickup truck Thursday at the intersection of CR 242 and SR 247 (Branford Hwy) around 6:30 p.m. There were no reported injuries but lanes were blocked for about an hour. Two sent to hospital after crashFHP troopers and a deputy from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigate a crash that sent two drivers to area hospitals with minor injuries Thursday. The accident occurred at the intersection of CR 242 and SR 47 around 6:30 p.m. and blocked traffic for nearly an hour. By STEVEN Locals young and old gathered at Ichetuknee Springs State Park for the 18th annual Old Timers Day Saturday to learn about the park’s history and secrets. The park coordinated the first Old Timers Day in 1997 after DEP representatives in Tallahassee contacted a for mer assistant park manager of the area. “They wanted to get the history of the area,” said Lori Cole, the park’s volunteer coordinator. “We got together old families like the Porters, Collins, Deeses and Feagles to talk about what it was like before the state took over.” Loye Barnard stopped by the four-hour event Saturday to share some of her memories of when she and a group of concerned locals petitioned to have the state buy the springs back in 1970. She remembered when groups of fraternity and soror ity students from the University of Florida started “trash ing the place” with river parties. “We were distressed by the garbage,” she said.Although the U.S. Department of the Interior declared Ichetucknee Spring a National Natural Landmark in 1972, there hadn’t been extensive cultural research done during what the state calls the “Loncala Era” when Loncala Phosphate Company developed the area for its phosphate mining operations. “[The state] didn’t have a whole lot of records” about life in the area at that time, according to Park Services Specialist Sam Cole. “Locals add a lot of flavor [to histo ry] so we try to tickle their memories. They’re a treasure trove of information.” Although Loncala ceased operations in Feb. 2006, rem nants of their operations still lingered, along with many other quirky park artifacts on display at the event. Volunteer students from Fort White High gave illumi nating presentations about piles of rusty machinery, car parts, trash and even bones strewn about a table at the event. “The springs have been through a lot,” said student volunteer Justin Young. “Just looking at the artifacts, you see the different periods of time.” According to Barnard, many interesting things have been found in the park, including a mastodon skull. Unfortunately, the prehistoric pachyderm’s noggin wasn’t on display — it burned up in a museum fire back in the 60s, Barnard said. But one of the largest treasures pulled from the springs had a bit of a romantic twist to it, according to former High Springs Herald writer Robert Mardis. “Two people were sitting in a ‘53 Ford Anglia ‘spark ing,’” he said. “They accidentally hit the hand brake and rolled into the springs.” “The springs used to be ‘inspiration point,’” Sam Cole added with a smile. Organizers also passed out a book of home-spun recipes collected from old timers of the area, including “hamburger packets” by Robert Lites, “easy potato soup” by Virginia Diedeman, “Indian pudding” by Joan Shelton, “angel biscuits” by Theda Eadie and more. Many of these same recipes were used during regular get-togethers when locals came to cool their heels in the springs on a hot Summer’s day. “The park collects these the next generation can learn” what life was like for the old timers, Lori Cole said. “If they’re not preserved, the stories are going to die with them.” State Park hosts Old Timers Day Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND/ Lake City ReporterSam Cole, Lori Cole and Robert Mardis discuss the history of Ichetucknee Springs. “Some people used to use dynamite to fish,” Mardis said. Locals learn park history, students give presentations on machinery. Ichetucknee State Park Volunteer Coordinator Lori Cole shows Fort White High School students pictures of the springs area throughout the decades.


March 25 and highlighted portions of the project that led to a three month delay last summer while contrac tor Anderson Columbia and county engineers disputed soil availability. “There has been a dis pute over borrow material and there have been weath er delays,” said County Manager Dale Williams. “Sure, there’s problems, but I don’t know many road projects that don’t have problems.” Initial soil samples indicated there would be suitable levels of soil-based construction mate rial on-site — however, as workers began excavating ponds where the material was supposed to be, they claim they came up short and needed to import sev eral tons from off site. “Geoscience is not a sci ence — it’s an art,” Kirby said. “When the dispute arose, it was pretty basic...Basically the thought pro cess initially was mainly these two ponds. There was supposed to be enough material there to satisfy the embankment requirement from the southern portion to the bridge [over a CSX railroad].” The project nearly came to a halt when Anderson Columbia filed a Notice of Intent to File Claim on Sept. 3, seeking “addition al compensation and addi tional contract time due to delays, extra work, unfore seen conditions and differ ing site conditions.” Hoping to keep staff on site and out of the court room, the parties brought in Dr. Ralph Ellis, a University of Florida pro fessor with over 40 years of civil engineering expe rience, who submitted his findings Oct. 11. “In my opinion, if the actual usable soil quantities available from Pond 1 and Pond 2 are materially dif ferent from what has been represented, requiring the import of off-site bor row material...Anderson Columbia would be entitled to an equitable adjustment in contract price,” he wrote. County staff presented the situation to commis sioners in the Nov. 8 board meeting, using FDOT guidelines and rates to calculate the change order estimate. Commissioners then approved future payment based on the $300,000 to $500,000 estimate. During the tour of the project, staff appeared taken aback by the level of public scrutiny over what they said are routine aspects of road construc tion, especially with the DOT. “I don’t want people to lose confidence in the proj ect. The project is not bad, the road is not washing off into the sunset,” Williams said. “Since it’s being administered as a DOT project, a lot of decisions that used to be made in the conference room with nobody present are being made by the BOCC in pub lic...Because you’re making that argument in public, it looks like this job is more trouble than most. That’s not true.” Williams said the DOT has mechanisms in place to handle change orders and similar construction dis putes — mechanisms the county doesn’t have. “When a dispute comes up, they have a dispute resolution board (DRB),” Williams said. “They make decisions all the time to solve conflict. We don’t have a DRB.” One key difference between the Bascom Norris connector project and other county road proj ect lies with the construc tion of a bridge over an existing CSX rail as part of the project. According to Kirby, the county is not certified to handle construction super vision when bridges are involved, prompting local government to hire con struction design firm HDR to oversee that portion of the project. As a result, the county assumed the role of medi ator when disputes arose between design, construc tion and supervision crews. According to documents furnished by Kirby and staff, the Bascom Norris connector project is only a portion of $19.5 million in projects scheduled for 2013-14. “We do millions of dol lars of construction every year in Columbia County. I’ve got four other projects going right now,” Kirby said. “We do [dispute reso lution] on all these projects in a conference room or literally on the hood of a truck with a set of plans. This particular job is get ting so much exposure, so it’s a little strange.” county staff. “Based on conceptu al drawings, staff has estimated costs at $8.45 million for the Bascom Norris Connector road project,” wrote Operations Manager Kevin Kirby in a Feb. 10, 2009 memo. “This cost reflects construction only and is not inclusive of additional costs, i.e. engi neering, property acquisi tions, etc.” However, HDR, the firm responsible for design and construction super vision for much of the project, made their own construction estimate of $7,340,796.69, a figure that has already been exceed ed. The county awarded the construction contract to Anderson Columbia for $6,450,599 on Aug. 1, 2012, with both parties formal ly signing the contract on Nov. 1 of that year. Following the soil dis pute during summer 2013, Anderson Columbia sent a request for additional money “for the additional costs associated with the unforeseen importation of suitable material” and “loss of efficiency of field crews having to search for suitable mate rials,” as well as other costs associated with logistics and weather delays. After Dr. Ralph Ellis of the University of Florida gave his independent analysis of the situation, county commissioners approved a series of additional payments for the project at a Nov. 7 meeting: $9,868 — an additional under drain system to pro tect against erosion, flood ing and other water-relat ed concerns; $26,438 — “recov ery compensation” for Anderson Columbia due to excess rain; $172,258 — installa tion of a 24” steel pipe on the north side of the bridge embankment wall, at the request of CSX; $284,297 — “loss of efficiency” and other costs related to the transport of unsuitable material from the ponds; $428,036 — import of usable materials that were not available on site, despite pre-construction analysis. While this spe cific sum was unknown during the meeting, com missioners pre-approved its payment after staff estimated the sum would be $300,000-$500,000. Payments were complet ed in February, according to Operations Manager Kevin Kirby. Also during that meet ing, the BOCC declined an engineering change proposal that would’ve reduced the design speed of a segment of the road, citing concerns about uni formity, safety and ulti mate project value. The change would have saved the county and Anderson Columbia around $100,000 each. On Feb. 20, the coun ty approved another pay ment for the project: $214,091—supple mental costs paid to CSX associated with construc tion near their pre-existing rail line, including flagging and construction over sight services. In addition, the county has budgeted for a possi ble $115,000 in additional charges from Anderson Columbia. However, County Manager Dale Williams said it is not known if the county will need to expend these funds. If the county ends up paying that $115,000, it would bring total expenses incurred during construc tion to at least $7,700,587 — roughly $360,000 over the HDR estimate, but $750,000 under the coun ty’s initial construction budget estimates. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) WILSON’S OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Sandals New Shipment Straw Sun Hats Pool Floats Floating Bobber Coolers Sale ContinuesNew Tervis Tumbler designs… coming soon would like to congratulate 2929 W. US Hwy 90Suite #112(386) 755-0035HairCuts UnlimitedHairCuts Unlimited on their April 1, 2014 Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new location 2929 W. US Hwy 90 Suite #112 Lake City, FL LAKE CITY352-374-4534426 SW Commerce Dr., Suite 130 OPEN HOUSE Thursday, April 10th 9:00 5:00 pm Call TODAY for details $$$$ Discounted programs $$$ instructions and medical person nel with background information before they arrive on scene. “That’s the way it’s supposed to work — a team effort,” Brazil said. “No breathing, no respira tion, no heartbeat...To be able to bring her back from being dead is pretty amazing.” According to the report, Lucas and Dicks arrived on scene and began treating the infant. “Lucas was giving the baby CPR for approximately five min utes as Lt. Dicks held the baby’s head to open the airways until [LifeGuard medical personnel] arrived,” the report said. “During the CPR the baby was a light purple color and appeared [to be] making small gasps as if trying to gasp for air.” For their role in the rescue, Cray and Murphy were given EMD Lifesaving Awards, and Brian and Dicks were given Medals of Distinction in a brief ceremony Thursday evening. “Law enforcement doesn’t look for the recognition and public notice,” Sheriff Mark Hunter said. “But in this particular event, we felt it was warranted. They went above and beyond the call of duty.” According to the report, Robertson placed Maileigh in a C-shaped “boppy” pillow on a bed and propped a baby bottle filled with a mix of Similac and Enfamil (brands of infant formula) against the infant’s lips “so [she] could feed herself.” Robertson and Lockwood then stepped out to smoke marijua na together and feed some cats, checking in on Maileigh every three to four minutes, the report said. “[Robertson] said [Lockwood] walked outside and Maileigh was through with the bottle and that he had given her a kiss and moved the bottle,” the report said. However, the next time they checked on the infant, she “wasn’t breathing and didn’t appear to have her normal skin color,” the report said, adding that the infant’s nose was bleed ing as well. Two individuals acquainted with the couple told deputies they had no reason to believe Lockwood and Robertson were bad parents, one saying they were “very good parents” and even “overprotec tive,” the report said. Robertson said she didn’t want to discuss the incident with the press because she was still “very emotional” over the incident. Cray and Murphy, both moth ers themselves, said they sympa thized with Robertson. “I broke down after the call, I really did,” Cray said. “I had to step out [after the call]...Anything that has to do with infants shakes me up knowing that I have kids. I put myself in their situation and know that it can be mind-bog gling.” Cray is the mother of two boys, ages one and six, and Murphy the mother of a three-year-old boy of her own. “We were all in dispatch very emotional about it,” Murphy said, who also stepped out after the call. A reporter asked Murphy how a 9-1-1 dispatcher calms down after responding to a high-stress life and death situation. “Your phone rings again,” she said. “You can take a couple minute breaks to step out and regroup, but other than that you have to come back in here and do your job.” Attempts to reach deputies Lucas and Lt. Dicks were unsuc cessful, but representatives from both the sheriff’s office and the dispatch center wished to thank LifeGuard EMS and Columbia County Fire Rescue for their role, providing addition al medical assistance and flying Maileigh by helicopter to Shands in Gainesville. Lockwood and Robertson both face charges of child neglect with great harm, possession of over 20 grams of marijuana and drug equipment possession. RESCUEContinued From 1A PROJECTContinued From 1A BUDGETContinued From 1A Save the date2014 Passion PlayParkview Baptist Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffrey Rd., will perform their 2014 Lake City Passion Play on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Call 386-752-0681 for more information.Epiphany’s PlayEpiphany Catholic Church, 1905 SW Epiphany Court, will perform its Passion Play on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call Miriam Cartagena at 813-495-4005 for more information.Road to CalvaryA drive-through re-en actment of the fellowship, betrayal, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ will be hosted by Wesley memorial UMC, 1272 SW McFarlane Ave., on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 from 8 -9 p.m.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 7A The First Presbyterian Church Invites the Community to Holy Week Services First Presbyterian Church 697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, 752-0670Email: First Presbyterian Church 697 SW Baya Drive, Lake City, Florida April 9th at 6:00PM SERVICE FOR WHOLENESS Taize Service with prayer and anointing. April 13th at 10:30AM PARADE OF PALMS Celebrate Jesus entry into Jerusalem April 17th at 6:30PM MAUNDY THURSDAY Service of quiet reflection with reading scriptures, congregational singing and communion. April 18th at 8:00PM GOOD FRIDAY To observe GOOD FRIDAY the sanctuary will be open for reflection and prayer remembering the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of our Lord. There will be prayer stations, guided prayers and candles to light. April 19th at 8:00PM (sunset) GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER The Vigil of Easter is four related services. Service of light, Service of Readings, Service of Baptism, and Service of the Eucharist. The story of Gods saving works throughout history, ending with the Resurrection of Jesus. (352) 335-7777We Accept Most Insurance We Accept Most Insurancewww.kidsonlydentalplace.comDr. Robert N. Mixon and Dr. Michael G. Gooch457 S.W. Perimeter Glen, Lake City (Oce with Progressive Orthodontics)Seeing Patients the Last Week in March By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comAround 300 adults, children and infants made a five-mile trek through Lake City Saturday during the 45th annual March for Babies, a fundraising event supporting research and healthcare efforts for newborn children. Theyre here to support the babies, said Suwannee Valley Community Director Kathy McCallister. The whole community gets involved. Most of the people out here either have a child or know friends and family with a child that was born with birth defects. Under the March of Dimes umbrella, the Suwannee Valley chapter of the larger North Central Florida division hopes to raise $106,500 once fundraising ends in May. As of Saturday morning, they were well on track according to McCallister, local teams of businesses, families and individuals raised around $85,000 before they took to the streets. The three top contributors as of press time were: PCSWhite Springs, $23,165; First Federal Bank of Florida, $20,115; Team Konlin, $12,140. Brittany Rhoden, Ryan Rhoden and their two-year-old son Konlin were one of the families leading the march, followed by a slew of their supporters. Team Konlin was not only the top performing family team in the Suwannee Valley chapter, but raised more money than any other family team in the state, McCallister said. Konlin was born prematurely at 24 weeks, weighing only one pound, 12 ounces when he came into the world, according to family friend Deanna Petruch. He was like the size of a football, Petruch said. Now hes a growing and thriving two-year-old. Kim Schwien, mother of two daughters ages 3 and 7, said both her children were born with jaundice. We had to put them under bilirubin lights, she said. The research from March of Dimes goes into things like that. Schwien said shes been supporting events like these ever since her eldest daughter Annabelle was born. Shes doing great now, Schwien said. Shes actually walking the whole [five miles] this year. In the meantime, she watched from the sidelines with her younger daughter, Caitlynn, who wore a shirt with a slogan summing up the story of many children at the event: Proof that miracles happen. Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND/Lake City ReporterParticipants gather at the start of the five mile circuit for the March for Babies Saturday morning. Coordinators said participants raised roughly $85,000 before the walk.March for Babies: Proof that miracles happen April Green warms up participants with a lively Zumba routine before embarking on their March for Babies. Katie Ponce (left), Nicole Carr and six-month-old Kimmy Carr marched with Peoples State Bank during the March for Babies. Ponce said both her nephew and godson were born prematurely. Earnestine Lewis (left), Johniyah Williams and Shanetel Jones raised money as part of the Meridian Healthcare team. Johniyah was born four months premature, Jones said. Doctors said she wouldnt be able to walk and talk, but here she is today. Deanna and Andrew Petruch and their daughter Riley, 3, raised money for Team Konlin, a local two-year-old who had a birth weight of one pound, 12 ounces after a 24 week pregnancy. He was like the size of a football, Petruch said.He was like the size of a football ... Now hes a growing and thriving two-yearold. Deanna Petruch, family friend of baby Konlin


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, April 6, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Klassic performance JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Brittney Morgan hits a pitch against Orange Park on March 20. Kvistad sets home run record in Kissimmee By BRANDON FINLEY For all the accomplish ments of Kayli Kvistad and the Columbia High softball team, this weekend has been a chance to add more flame to the fire. Kvistad is the current Class 6A State Player of the Year and had a chance entering the weekend to become the all-time lead er of home runs at the Kissimmee Klassic softball tournament. Kvistad came into the tournament with three home runs and a tie for the all-time lead with Victoria Gonzalez of Pembroke Pines Charter and Mylin Prieto of Miami Gulliver Prep. Kvistad now stands alone in the record books after home runs against Cooper City and Harmony high schools. Its a great accomplish ment, Kvistad said. A lot of good players and teams come through. Here now, theres about six out of the eight class champions. For us as a team to be hit ting home runs like this, it shows us how good we are and how good we can be in the future. Kvistad continues to praise her teammates and despite holding the record knows that shes only as good as the players around her. Brittney Morgan and Kamdyn Kvistad also have home runs in the tourna ment. Head coach Jimmy Williams knows what he has in Kayli Kvistad and said shes the type of play er that makes everyone around her better. Kayli just showed why she is the best player in the state, Williams said. She is the 6A Player of the Year and she shows why. Shes a big-time player. It goes along with the whole team. The whole team has made our community proud. Kayli has made our school proud. Shes definitely put us at a different level of rec ognition with people talking about softball in the state of Florida. Weve had some good players, but shes set the bar really high. She expects to win. I think if youre playing her in mar bles, shed fight you to the end just to win. Its made the rest of the team believe theyre winners. They see how hard she works and they work that hard too. Williams knows that its not just Kvistad that makes the Lady Tigers special, however, and pointed out a host of players helping Columbia this weekend. Brittney Morgan hit her second home run of the year, Williams said. Dohrn almost hit a grand slam. It hit the very top of the fence. They are step ping up to the challenge. She might be the MVP of this whole thing right now. Their mindset is changing now to where its playing good defense and scoring runs. You can tell theres a difference. Were playing for the team. Its like wow. The energy level has been way up. While she wasnt busy hitting home runs, Kayli Kvistad also was finding a way to earn some bragging rights against her future University of Florida room mate, Lele Ocasio. I got a base hit off her, but they switched (before I hit the home run), Kvistad said. Shes was an early commit. Im excited to play with her. For us to jump on them, just shows how good of a team (Columbia is). I think that she will help Florida hopefully get to the World Series. The Lady Tigers advanced to the champion ship game, which took place late Saturday evening after defeating Harmony (19-1), 8-0, in the third round. With so many topranked teams, Williams said this weekend ranks right up there with a state championship. CHS continued on 3B ERIC GAY /Associated Press Florida guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) passes as Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) defends during the first half of the NCAA Final Four on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Gators fall, 63-53 Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to help UConn beat Florida with a 63-53 upset of the Gators at the Final Four. Shabazz Napier had 12 for the seventh-seeded Huskies (31-8), who trailed 16-4 midway through the first half but took the lead by halftime and pushed it to double digits early in the second half. UConn will play for its second title in four years Monday against Kentucky or Wisconsin. The Huskies were the last team to beat the Gators (363), 65-64 back on Dec. 2. Florida came in as the tournaments top overall seed. Patric Young had 19 points and Casey Prather added 15 for the Gators, but Scottie Wilbekin was held to four points with three turnovers. Florida ends the season after winning 30-straight games entering the Final Four. Huskies will play for national title on Monday.


From staff reportsFort White’s middle school softball team rode a nine-run fourth inning to an 18-8 win over Williston Middle School on Monday. It was the second straight mercy rule win for the Lady Indians, who improved to 5-3 at the time. Shelby DuBose got the win on the mound, throw-ing to battery mate Savana Terry. DuBose struck out seven and walked one. She helped herself at the plate with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Aubrey Callum did her job as lead-off, scoring four runs. Raven Miles had three hits, four RBIs and two runs scored. Jennifer Allen (three RBIs) and Kacey Carter each had two hits. Shaylen Raulerson (three runs scored), Laila Maltby (two runs scored) and Jamie Tolkkinen (run scored) also had hits. The Lady Indians lost 3-2 at Lake City Middle School on Friday, while Fort White’s baseball team fell 11-1 to the Falcons. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fresh off its first district win of the season, Fort White High’s softball team dropped a 10-4 decision to visiting Chiefland High on Friday. Fort White (5-12, 1-9) beat Interlachen High, 8-4, on the road Thursday. Chiefland (12-3) scored one run in the third inning, three in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth. Fort White scored one run in the fourth inning and stayed in the game with three runs in the fifth inning. Chelsea Nieland led off the fourth inning for Fort White with a single. She was forced at second by Alexa Hatcher, who got a free base on an overthrow by the shortstop. Kylee Crews drove in Hatcher with a two-out single. Fort White got another clutch hit in the fifth inning, but a force out with the bases loaded and a runner thrown out at third base minimized the rally. With one out, Ashley Chesney and Morgan Cushman walked and Shea Chesney was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Nieland drove in a run with an infield single that hit the shortstop. After courtesy runner Mallory Sealey was tagged out on a ground ball to the third baseman, Alexis Bias delivered a pinch-hit single to score two runs. Caitlyn Bruce, Kayla Redwine, Hatcher and Cushman had the other hits for the home team. Cushman struck out seven in six innings. Nieland pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning with one strikeout. Hannah Gore was 3-for-4 and scored two runs for the visiting Indians. Morgan Anderson had a pair of doubles with two RBIs and one run scored. Both Emily Hallman and Takiya London had two hits and scored two runs. Tataneisha Barnes was 1-for-1 with a double and three RBIs. Samantha Rolfe had a pinch-hit, two-run single. Fort White plays at Bronson Middle/High School on Tuesday and fin-ishes the regular season with home games against Hamilton County High and Williston High on April 10-11. All games start at 6 p.m.Fort White baseballFort White’s baseball team struggled through an 0-3 road week, capped by an 11-4 loss to Lafayette High on Friday. The Indians (9-8, 4-4) also lost district games to Santa Fe High (9-4 on Thursday) and Bradford (2-1 on Tuesday). The Bradford game went extra innings. Willie Carter doubled and scored Fort White’s run. Rhett Willis singled and notched the RBI. Austin Dupree had two hits, with one hit each from Ryan Ellis, Raymond Barber and Steve Giardina. Willis took the tough loss, despite striking out 17 and allowing one hit and two walks in 7 13 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Carter continued his rampage at the plate with a 3-for-3 night at Santa Fe. He had two doubles and scored a run. Trace Wilkinson had two hits and an RBI. Jason Brock (two runs scored), Dupree (run scored) and Willis (RBI) had hits. Ellis and Giardina drove in runs. Starter Dupree (3 23 innings, one hit, three runs-one earned, three walks, three strikeouts) and Tyler Parker (2 13 innings, three hits, six runs-two earned, four walks, three strike-outs) split the pitching duties. Fort White hosts Union County High at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first of four games next week. 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Lakers at L.A. Clippers NHL Noon NBC — St. Louis at Chicago 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Buffalo at Philadelphia TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA, Family Circle Cup, championship, at Charleston, S.C. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I tournament, national semifinals, Notre Dame vs. Maryland, UConn vs. Stanford ——— Monday COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPNU — NC State at Clemson MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees 4 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Cincinnati at St. Louis or Oakland at Minnesota 7 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Boston MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 9 p.m. CBS — NCAA Division I tournament, championship, Florida/UConn winner vs. Kentucky/Wisconsin winnerBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 3 2 .600 — Boston 2 2 .500 New York 2 2 .500 Toronto 2 3 .400 1Baltimore 1 3 .250 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 3 0 1.000 — Cleveland 3 1 .750 Chicago 2 2 .500 1Kansas City 1 2 .333 2 Minnesota 1 3 .250 2 West Division W L Pct GB Seattle 3 1 .750 — Houston 2 2 .500 1 Oakland 2 2 .500 1 Texas 2 2 .500 1 Los Angeles 1 3 .250 2 Saturday’s Games Minnesota 7, Cleveland 3Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 0Detroit 7, Baltimore 6Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3Seattle 3, Oakland 1L.A. Angels at Houston (n)Milwaukee at Boston (n)Texas at Tampa Bay (n) Today’s Games Minnesota (Nolasco 0-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-0), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 1:08 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-0) at Boston (Lester 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Texas (Darvish 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-1), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 1-0) at Kansas City (Shields 0-0), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-1) at Houston (Feldman 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 1-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.L.A. Angels at Houston, 2:10 p.m.Oakland at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m.San Diego at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Miami 4 1 .800 — Atlanta 3 1 .750 Washington 3 1 .750 Philadelphia 2 2 .500 1 New York 1 3 .250 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 3 1 .750 — Milwaukee 2 2 .500 1St. Louis 2 2 .500 1 Chicago 1 3 .250 2Cincinnati 1 3 .250 2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 4 1 .800 — Los Angeles 4 2 .667 Colorado 2 3 .400 2 San Diego 1 3 .250 2 Arizona 1 6 .143 4 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Cincinnati 3Philadelphia 2, Chicago Cubs 0San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers (n)Atlanta at Washington (n)St. Louis at Pittsburgh (n)Milwaukee at Boston (n)San Diego at Miami (n)Arizona at Colorado (n) Today’s Games Cincinnati (Simon 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-0), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 0-1) at Miami (Eovaldi 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 1-0) at Washington (Jordan 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-0) at Boston (Lester 0-1), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Burnett 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 0-2), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Miley 1-1) at Colorado (Anderson 0-1), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.Cincinnati at St. Louis, 4:15 p.m.San Diego at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games New York at Miami, 1 p.m.L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.Dallas at Sacramento, 6 p.m.Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m.Denver at Houston, 7 p.m.Memphis at San Antonio, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Utah at Golden State, 9 p.m.New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Final Four National Semifinals Saturday UConn vs. Florida (n)Kentucky vs. Wisconsin (n) National Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 9:10 p.m.AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP DUCK COMMANDER 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas.Schedule: Today, race, 3 p.m. (Fox, 2:30-7 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps.Online: http:// FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX Site: Sakhir, Bahrain.Schedule: Today, race, 11 a.m. (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:305:30 p.m.). Track: Bahrain International Circuit (road course, 3.36 miles). Race distance: 191.53 miles, 57 laps.Online: http:// Duck Commander 500 At Texas Motor SpeedwayFort Worth, Texas Saturday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 195.454 mph. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 195.419.3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 195.298. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.7.5. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 194.637.6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 194.623.7. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 194.503.8. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 194.14. 9. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.056.10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 193.743.11. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.126. 12. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192.089. 13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 194.259. 14. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 194.084. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 194.021. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 194.007. 17. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 193.59.18. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 193.493. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.354. 20. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 193.154. 21. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 193.154. 22. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 192.981. 23. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192.768.24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 192.761. 25. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.988.26. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 194.637. 27. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 194.602. 28. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 194.581. 29. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 194.539.30. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 194.454. 31. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 194.44. 32. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.028. 33. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 193.611. 34. (35) David Reutimann, Ford, 192.954. 35. (77) Dave Blaney, Ford, 192.52.36. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 192.219. 37. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, owner points. 38. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points. 39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points. 40. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, owner points. 41. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, owner points. 42. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, owner points. 43. (34) David Ragan, Ford, owner points. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS Fort White softball falls in matchup of Indians JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High pitcher Morgan Cushman warms up against Bradford High on Tuesday.Another mercy win for FWMS


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS CHS: Standing out Continued From Page 1B GAMES Monday Q Columbia High baseball at Baker County High, 6:30 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Oakleaf High, 7 p.m. Tuesday Q Fort White High softball at Bronson High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Union County High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Trinity Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Wednesday Q Fort White High weightlifting in sectional meet at South Sumter High, 5:45 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball at P.K. Yonge School, 7 p.m. Thursday Q Fort White High track in District 5-2A meet at Fred Cone Park in Gainesville, 9:30 a.m. Q Fort White High softball vs. Hamilton County High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Suwannee High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Fort White High softball vs. Williston High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball at Williston High, 6:30 p.m. Q Columbia High softball vs. Madison County High, 7 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Orange Park High, 7 p.m. CHS BASKETBALL Hoops banquet on Tuesday Columbia High’s girls and boys basketball teams have their end of the year banquet set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room at the high school. For details, call Horace Jefferson at 755-8080. GOLF Shayne Edge tournament set The annual RountreeMoore presents Shayne Edge Golf Tournament is April 26 at The Country Club at Lake City. Format is four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Proceeds go to support local sports teams. Register at the pro shop (752-2266) or Brian’s Sports (755-0570). FORT WHITE FOOTBALL First Fun of Summer today The Fort White Quarterback Club is hosting the First Fun of Summer event at Camp Kulaqua from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Tickets at the gate will be regular park admission price. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302. YOUTH SOCCER Upward sign-up at Hopeful Upward Soccer registration for ages 3 and older is 6-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Hopeful Baptist Church. For details, call Mark Cunningham at 752-4135. Registration for summer open Columbia Youth Soccer Association’s summer recreation online registration is open at Cost is $75 per child. No late registration. For details, e-mail Q From staff reports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterDalton Mauldin swings at a pitch in a game earlier this season. Juggernauts meet with CHS falling shortBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comIn baseball, Columbia and Chiles high schools have been bullies. They have beat up on other teams for a combined 28-7 record heading into Saturday’s showdown. When the baseball bullies finally met, it was Chiles coming away with the win in a game that lived up to expectations. The Timberwolves pulled out two runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the 5-3 win. “It’s the routine plays that ended up killing us,” Columbia head coach Heath Phillips said. “The guys played hard, but Chiles is a great team, with a great program and a great head coach.” Columbia took the initial lead in the bottom of the first inning when Brock Edge was driven across the plate after a single into left field by Jason Plyn. The Timberwolves’ Connor Dunbar scored off a ground ball by Tyler Beal in the top of the third to tie the game. Chiles took the lead in the fourth inning when Reggie Purdy scored off a wild pitch. Columbia tied the game up in the fifth inning with Levi Hollingsworth driving in Dylan Davis to make the game 2-2. Chiles pulled out the squeeze in the sixth inning when Harlan Harris laid down a bunt to score Jake Taddeo for a 3-2 lead. Columbia was able to tie it in the bottom half, but had a chance to take the lead with one out and the bases loaded. Jordan Culp scored off an Alex Mitchell single, which was followed by a throwing error to make it 3-3. With Plyn at the plate, the Tigers had the opportu-nity for the lead, but a ball that Plyn said hit off his hand was ruled to have hit off the bat by the umpires and Plyn was called out due to the catcher making the catch off the tip. With the game tied in the final inning, Josh McLanahan drove in Kyle Taddeo for the 4-3 lead and Harris followed with a single to score McLanahan for the insurance. Tyler Myrick would reach on a double in the seventh inning and reach third after an out, but the Tigers weren’t able to send the game into extra innings. Columbia falls to 14-3 after the loss, while the Timberwolves improve to 15-4. “That’s kind of the way that I’m selling it to them,” Williams said. “It’s Final Four stuff. You have to bring your A-game every game. This is the tourna-ment of all classifications. This isn’t just winning your classification. This is win-ning the whole state. It’s pretty much every group. The thing about these tournaments, is if you come to them, you can easily leave with a couple of losses. You could leave with four.” The good thing for the Lady Tigers is they’re win-ning. “When they pull together as a team, they’re unbeat-able,” Williams said. “We just have so many different weapons.” JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Brittney Morgan hit her second home ru n of the year in the Kissimmee Klassic. COURTESYABOVE : Luke Dotson batting for the Columbia Timber Rattlers, which are ranked No. 2 in the nation in the 9-un der division according to USSSA.BELOW : Grant Bowers pitches for the Columbia Timber Rattlers.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSports Evascapes Landscape & Design Stone & Mulch Installation Walkways Fire Pits and more Wes Evachek, Jr. 386.288.7465 utdoors 360 Hammerhead offers viral catch of a lifetime V iktor Hluben is a Florida Atlantic University biology student who loves fishing. He fishes freshwater, saltwater, inshore, and offshore. I enjoy it all, said Viktor, I do not limit myself to one type. Heck, hed probably fish in your bathtub if youd let him. When hes not fishing, hes your typical college student. He enjoys weight lifting, free diving for lobster, and spending time with his girlfriend, Brook Crist. Shes been fishing since she was old enough to hold a 3 foot Snoopy fishing pole. She credits her dad for her love of fishing and free diving. Their favorite spot to hang out is also a typical hangout for Boca Raton students of all ages the beach. But, theres one major difference, theyre not at the beach tanning like the cast of Jersey Shore. In fact, theyre more nocturnal than a colony of bats. Crist says Viktor introduced her to shark fishing, and said it best: Viktor has sharks and fishing on the brain 24/7. You could definitely say he has shark fever. When the sun goes down, they get together with a group of friends that goes by the name Landshark Fishing on Facebook. Viktor, Brook, Ben Begovic, Garett Reingardt, Jose Martinez, Chad Bessete form a group that target, rig, bait, kayak, wait, fight, catch, release, film, and mix it all together for a YouTube smorgasbord of hardcore beach shark fishing. When he was 13 he saw a black-fin shark caught at the Pam Beach pier, and just a few years later, he went all in. To put beach fishing for sharks into context think about boxing. Actually, think about boxing before the entire sport became corrupt and had 427 divisions. It was once the greatest sport and the ultimate combination of strength, skill, and endurance. When youre beach fishing there is no fighting chair, no boat to back down, no electric reels, no air-conditioned cockpit, no seasickness, and no backup plan. Its fishings version of Man vs. Wild. Viktor targets sharks because They are the hardest fighting pound for pound fish, they are aggressive, and the alpha species of the ocean. Viktor had caught a lot of sharks, and a lot of big sharks, including a 12-foot hammerhead, but everything changed on the night of March 16. He hooked and landed a 14-foot long hammerhead shark, and within days he was on NBC News and ABCs Good Morning America. His YouTube video has now gone viral, and he was on the front of, side by side with Pope Francis, the Kardashians, and Johnny Manziel. The tug of war with the hammerhead lasted over 90 minutes, and it ate a piece of amberjack. This is what I love about hardcore beach fisherman. If you easily get nervous, or have Galeophobia (the fear of sharks; I had to Google it), skip the next paragraph. I remember beach fishing off the Bali Hai Resort on Anna Maria Island as a teenager. Wed walk waist deep in the dark surf (scared to death), wing out our bait as far as we possibly could, and literally sprint back up to dry land. I swear it felt like we were running on top of the water, and we usually had more birds nests in our reels than the National Audubon Society. When I asked how he got the amberjack past the surf, his reply was We used a kayak, and paddled out 300 yards. So, for those keeping score at home: 14-foot shark vs. sub 14-foot kayak dragging a piece of bloody meat. Got the picture? Theres something surreal about fishing under the moonlight. Everything is amped up, and it feels like youre in one of those hardcore Mountain Dew commercials. You could have a pinfish peck at your bait, and youre so wired it feels like Moby Dick on Brooks Snoopy pole. Can you imagine hooking this 700 pound beast in the dark Atlantic Ocean equipped with only a custom made LED light and a GoPro in addition to your fishing setup? When asked about the entire experience, Viktor had this to say, The coolest experience was seeing how viral something can go, and seeing peoples reactions, both good and bad. Also, sharing this experience with my friends has been great. He also wanted emphasize this fact: he is entirely a catch and release fisherman, and intentionally uses non stainless steel circle hooks (they will ultimately rust out, and hook the fish in the side of the mouth). You can clearly see the shark swim away, on its own, at the end of their video. Congratulations to Viktor and the Landshark Fishing Crew, on the catch, and the release of this magnificent creature. This final scorecard in this match ends in a draw, with both Viktor and the hammerhead winning this epic battle. 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 OUTDOORS 360 Rob Chapman ROB CHAPMAN /Special to the Reporter The shark caught by Viktor Hluben and a group of friends who went on a shark fishing trip. ROB CHAPMAN /Special to the Reporter Scott Moore with his catch at the Mosquito River Lagoon. ROB CHAPMAN /Special to the Reporter Bella King with a speck she caught on a recent fishing trip. ROB CHAPMAN /Special to the Reporter Kyler Keen caught his first Trout off Keaton Beach. The coolest experience was seeing how viral something can go, and seeing peoples reactions, both good and bad. Also, sharing this experience with my friends has been great Viktor Hluben, shark fisherman


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Positions in various working shifts are available.Candidate must commit to one of the following (we cannot mix and match): Full-Time shift working Monday through Friday from8am to 5pm (all Accounting positions are full-time); Part-Time swing shift working Monday through Friday from 4pm to 8:30pm; Full-Time alternate shift working Saturday through Wednesday from 8am to 5pm VendorTrainer The Vendor Trainer is responsible for contact with PPS third part vendors and contractors that provide services to our company. Communication includes delivery of training to vendors of how preservation, inspection and construction jobs must be completed and documented (photos).Training delivery also includes teaching vendors how to use the companys web portal to receive work orders, check order status and completions, and how to upload documentary photos. New OrderCreation/Processor PPS seeks individuals to create new preservation and inspection orders, process orders completed by PPS Vendors, and perform Quality Control review for completeness and accuracy of the work performed by Vendors. All Positions Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required, with minimum high school diploma or equivalent. Industry experience preferred but not required. Positions require knowledge of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol. Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to type 35-50 wpm. W orking Conditions: Working conditions are normal for a corporate office environment. Please submit resumes to QUALITYINN now Hiring P/T housekeeper. Must be reliable and flexible. Apply within 285 SWCommerce Blvd., LC TEACHERS Infant/Toddler (birth-3) Pre-school (ages 3-5) E-mail/fax resume to: Fax (386) 754-2220 Call 754-2222 EOE We are seeking a hard working, self-motivated, team player to join our Bryant’s Towing & Recovery Team. We are a family business. You will be Towing light-heavy duty, performing service calls. Must work nights and weekends. Salary depends on experience. Please call 386-752-7799. 120Medical Employment05544324LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Director of Materials Mgmt FT Director of Health Information Mgmt FT Case Manager/RN FT Director of Nursing – FT Medical Transcriptionist PT For further information or to apply online, please visit our website: careers (386) 496-2323 EXT9258 FAX (386) 496-2105 Equal Employment Opportunity/Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace Medical Office looking for Biller & Coder Specialist. Experience preferred. Fax resume to 386-755-7561. Nurse practitioner FTor PTfor busy internnal medicine office please call Nancy at 386-719-2540 for more information 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class4/7/2014• 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 CKC German Shepherd puppy. Registration and Health Certification papers. $600 386-292-6654 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. 420Wanted to Buy I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES CASH PAID IMMEDIATELY 904-259-4663 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 630Mobile Homes forRent14 x70 2BD/2BAReal clean & good location.,$550 mo. $300 dep. No Pets (904) 307-9358 or (904) 771-5924 2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 3BR/2BA Mobile Home $600/mo $500 dep No dogs over 10 pounds 386-365-4609 In town Ft. White. Newly remodeled 2/1, Lg kit/dining. W/D hookup. $550/mo. 1st+last+sec. Must have references. (941)924-5183 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 Palm HarborHomes Plant City! $5K Home replacement. Over 22 models to view. Free factory tours! 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4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 6-12, 20144CBIZin our community,” Strickland said. The Special Olympics torch is coming from Union County on Tuesday and moves on to Alachua County on Thursday. The torch is traditionally run through each of Florida’s counties before it makes its way to the opening ceremonies for the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. “This particular cause is one that involves people within our community with special needs and as law enforcement we reach out to all areas of the community,” Strickland said. “This particular group of Special Olympians and people with intel-lectual disabilities is something that law enforcement nationwide and worldwide have just reached out and grabbed the hold of as a special fundraising and aware-ness effort of our agencies.” TORCHContinued From 1C FILE PHOTOS Fort White High School student Melissa Shaw (cen-ter) pumps her fist in the air after recit-ing the Athlete Oath at the lighting of the torch at last year’s Columbia County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida. Pictured are Columbia High School student Michaelle Charlotin (from left), 17, Shaw and Fort White High School principal Keith Couey. Chris Auger, 20, carries the torch during last year’s run. ‘I feel really great and honored carrying the torch,’ Auger said. ‘It feels really good. I really can’t explain it. I would have run the whole thing with it if I could.’ CEO resignation raises free-speech issuesBy MARTHA MENDOZAAP National WriterSAN JOSE, Calif. — The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he sup-ported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment. He left the non-profit maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks, largely on Twitter, over his $1,000 contribution to support of a now-overturned 2008 gay-marriage ban in California. “There was no interest in creating an Internet lynch mob,” OkCupid co-founder Sam Yagun, whose dating service site was among those engaged in online protest, said Friday. “I am opposed to that with very bone in my body.” But Eich’s abrupt departure has stirred the debate over the fairness of forcing out a highly qualified technology execu-tive over his personal views and a single campaign contribution six years ago. And it raises questions about how far corporate leaders are allowed to go in expressing their political views. Some are also questioning whether the episode undercuts the well-groomed image of Silicon Valley as a marketplace of ideas and diversity of thought, and whether, in this case, the tech world surrendered to political correctness enforced through a public shaming on social media. OkCupid never demanded Eich resign, and after discussing the issue with Mozilla, Yagun ended the call for a Firefox boycott Wednesday afternoon. In retrospect, however, Yagun said he wished he had framed the Firefox boycott in a slightly different light. “I would have loved to have engaged in a debate over what happens when freedoms collide,” Yagun said. “We have freedom of speech, which I would defend to the end. And we have what I believe is a funda-mental liberty of people to marry and love whoever they want. We took a stand that matters to us personally and as a business — and I think the world will be a better place because of it.” While a handful of workers at top tech firms including Apple, Yahoo and Google supported the gay-marriage ban, the vast majority gave money to oppose it. Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker touched on the delicate balancing act in her Thursday blog post announcing Eich’s resignation. “Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech,” Baker said. “Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.” Eich’s technical reputation is strong. He created JavaScript and helped write the code to run Netscape’s Navigator web browser before co-founding Mozilla. Mozilla, which is based in Mountain View, Calif., declined to make any further comment Friday. Eich did not respond to requests for comment. Harmeet Dhillon, vice chairman of the California Republican Party, said Silicon Valley can be intolerant, and noted 52 percent of California voters supported the anti-gay marriage measure. “Many people have told me they’re afraid to identify themselves as conserva-tives,” she said. “We face issues of political correctness all the time.” Eich’s resignation should serve as a chilling reminder to workers at all lev-els that their off-duty behavior or per-sonal opinions could still cost them their jobs if their employers are worried about a backlash hurting their business, said Lewis Maltby, president of the National Workrights Institute. New York and a few other states prohibit employers from firing workers for political activity, but even those protec-tions are limited. Some firings of lower-level employees have raised even more troubling ques-tions about worker rights than Eich’s resignation, Maltby said. Some women have gotten fired for Facebook pictures showing them wearing a bikini on the beach, and a teacher lost her job for another Facebook photo that showed her holding a beer. Most employers are vague about their restrictions on what workers are allowed to share online. “There is no clear line,” Maltby said. “The line is whatever offends your boss or the CEO.” Chick-fil-A Inc. President Dan Cathy’s opposition to gay marriage has created controversy for the Atlanta-based com-pany best known for its fried chicken sandwiches and closing on Sundays. But he has maintained his position. While many gay-rights activists and commentators welcomed Eich’s departure, there were dissenters. Andrew Sullivan, a prominent gay blogger, railed against the pressure that led to the resignation. “You want to squander the real gains we have made by argument and engagement by becoming just as intolerant of oth-ers’ views as the Christians?,” he asked. “You’ve just found a great way to do this. It’s a bad, self-inflicted blow. And all of us will come to regret it.” Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group, took issue with Sullivan. “I don’t believe this is a question of suppressing free speech,” he said. “It’s a ques-tion of the market regulating itself.” Had Eich stayed in his job, “a tsunami of negativity was going to eventually over-whelm him and the company,” Sainz said. “It’s entirely a measure of our success as a movement that we are now part of that long list of issues that CEOs have to consider.” Robert P. George, the Princeton University professor and conservative intellectual, said Eich’s case was another example of how religious conservatives who only support heterosexual mar-riage are being victimized for their views. George has dubbed the incident “Brendan Eich’s defenstration.” “Now that the bullies have Eich’s head as a trophy on their wall, they will put the heat on every other corporation and major employer,” George wrote, in a post on First Things, a conservative journal on religion and public policy. “They will pres-sure them to refuse employment to those who decline to conform their views to the new orthodoxy.”


LIFE Sunday, April 6, 2014 Section D Lake City Reporter Story ideas?Contact Editor Robert By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the Reporter FORT WHITE — Thirty years ago, personal computers were still a novelty for most people and the Internet was in its infancy. Now, virtually everyone in America has computer access, at the public library if not at home; many own multiple Internet-capable devices, many small enough to be held eas ily in one hand. Dick Tracy’s wrist radio/TV is now a possibility, only with access to far more information and capabilities than cartoonist Chester Gould (who created the popular comic-strip detective) ever dreamed of. And computer skills have become a necessity for many jobs seemingly far removed from the world of computer geeks and all-night programming sessions. Jason Howard can testify to the rapid evolution of the digital world even during the five years he has taught digital technology at Fort White High School. Although he holds Certified Expert credentials in all of Adobe’s popular products, including Acrobat (used for desktop productivity, technical communica tions, and web design) and Flash (used for graphics and animation), he is constantly seeking out new information and new ways of doing things, as well as keeping abreast of developments in those programs he is already familiar with — a necessi ty, since Adobe certifications must be renewed every three years. “It’s like learning to ride a bike,” he says. “Once you learn the basics you never forget, but you can always learn new tricks.” A native of Bradford County, Howard holds a degree in business education from the University of North Florida but actually started out as a special education teacher and wrestling coach at FWHS in 2005. He moved from there into teaching science and from there to his current specialty, which he clear ly loves. “I love the creativeness,” he says. “As you build projects, they often take on a life of their own. Also, you have to keep learning. There’s always something new.” As the instructor in digital design and digital media technology, Howard is the faculty advisor for I haven’t been on a horse in over 10 years — not since I watched Scott fly off of one while trying to mount. We were in Oregon in Willamette Valley on our tenth anniversary trip. We had already been down the coast of Oregon, spent a couple of days in Bandon and had made our way up through wine country and spent the night at a bed and break fast. We were set to hit the trails through the vine yards. My horse was all ready to go and I was strapping my camera onto the saddle, when I turned around and saw Scott with one leg in a stirrup and swinging his other over as the horse bucked and threw him off. He hit the ground pretty hard and ended up breaking his arm between the elbow and shoulder. I guess that horse had other ideas about taking Scott anywhere. Needless to say, we didn’t make it out of the stables and spent our anniversary in the hos pital and holed up at the airport hotel waiting to go home. Fast forward ten years. My sister, Cindy, wanted to go horseback riding as part of our birthday weekend celebration. We went to “The Canyons” where they offer Zip Line and Canopy Tours and Horseback Riding. It’s located in Ocala on an old limestone quarry and consists of about 98 acres. That morning, we conquered zipping the canyons with distinction and style (that’s what our certificate said anyway). It was Cindy’s first time; she was scared every time and had to talk her self into each jump. Then after lunch, we headed over to the sta bles via a Kubota with the rest of our group. Upon our arrival, our guides started bringing the hors es out of the stable one at a time and loading every one up. Cindy and I were last to mount. I can’t lie; I had butterflies and was a little nervous, but also knew from experience I needed to get over it because the horse would know it. So I sucked it up and was introduced to Blue Moon. Yep, go figure that I get the only horse named after beer. TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton Horsing around HORSE continued on 5D AVALYN HUNTER/ Special to the ReporterFort White digital technology teacher Jason Howard at his desk. HOWARD continued on 5D I f you have ever been stung by fire ants, you are probably watchful for mounds showing up in your yard. Fire ants are dreaded for their painful, burning stings that result in pustules. These pustules can per sist up to ten days and, if broken, can become infected. The itch that accompanies the sting is intense and relentless. Fire ants attack anything that disturbs their nest including you, your pets, livestock and wildlife. These aggressive little ants are reddish brown to black, and are about 1/8 inch long. Imported fire ants usually build their spreading, dome-shaped mounds of soil in sunny, open areas. Our lawns and gardens are prime locations for colonies of fire ants to establish their mounds. But they also establish nests under sidewalks and foundations, and even in flower pots. Colonies include adults, immature cream-colored ants, eggs and larvae. A single queen in an established colony can lay more than 2,000 eggs per day. Worker ants go out and forage for food to feed everyone back home. They scout around and report to other workers when a food source is located. These expedi tions can take them as far away as one hundred feet from the nest. They forage day and night, whenever temperatures are between 70 and 90 degrees. If you’ve ever waged a turf war with fire ants, you know the ants will eventually win. Even after you think you have run them off, they’ll return with larger num bers. When chemical FIRE ANTSChoose your battles wisely COURTESY WIKIMEDIAA cluster of fire ants munch on a leaf. GARDEN TALK Nichelle O ne of the things I’ve learned in my three-plus years at Florida Gateway College is this – people are aware that we exist. They know we’re the school in the woods east of town, somewhere between downtown Lake City and Jacksonville. They also know that we educate students, have various programs that can lead you to a university or a career, and offer an entertainment series that has boasted some pretty big names. So, awareness exists. And that’s good. But, other than that, some folks’ knowledge of our school is pretty limited. If we developed a test that you were required to take – this is hypothetical, of course; don’t get too worried – how would you do? Would you know what programs we offer? Would you know the difference between an Associate Degree, an Applied Technology Degree, and a Certificate? Troy RobertsPublic Information CoordinatorFlorida Gateway College(386) 754-4247What do you know about FGC? ANTS continued on 5D FGC continued on 5DTEACHING TECHNOLOGYKeeping up with the modern world is Howard’s job


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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 3D DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my won derful husband for 10 years. My father-in-law, “John,” has always been a man of extremely few words with me. He mostly just ignores me when I’m around. I have mentioned it to my husband and mother-in-law over the years, and they say he’s just “weird.” Last year, my brother-inlaw married a nice woman, “Donna.” It turns out that John talks just fine with her. He’s not overly chatty, but he’s friendly and polite. They had a 20-minute con versation on Christmas Eve, and I don’t remember ever exchanging more than three sentences with the man. I’m naturally sociable and easygoing, and I don’t know why John would treat me so rudely for so long. Of course, I’m jealous. I would trade the father-in-law I have had for the one Donna has in a heartbeat. I’m so hurt and angry that I find it difficult to be in the same room with him now. I am seeing a therapist, which helps, but I’m still not sure how to get over this or how to proceed. Can you offer me some advice? — LIKE I’M NOT HERE DEAR LIKE: I’ll try. There could be any num ber of reasons why your father-in-law has been unable to connect with you, and I can think of at least one that might have noth ing to do with you. Has it occurred to you that this may have something to do with the way he feels about your husband? Sometimes the negative feelings a par ent has toward a child can spill over onto the spouse. That might explain his warmer attitude toward your sister-in-law. However, if that’s not the case, then you will have to accept that people don’t always have the same level of chemistry with everyone -and your father-in-law isn’t being intentionally hurtful. I have experienced this, and if you think about it, I’m sure you probably have, too. I’m glad you’re seeing a therapist, although I hope the reason isn’t your father-in-law. If being around him is uncomfortable for you, then limit the time you spend with your in-laws. That’s what I’d do. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions will spin out of control if you let trivial matters get to you. Don’t get into an argument because someone doesn’t think the same way you do. Keep your life simple, get your chores out of the way and keep the peace. ++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Check out your options and make a decision. Sign up for an activity or event that interests you, but reserve judgment. Now is the time to learn, not to make an impulsive decision based on limited informa tion and knowledge. Love is high lighted. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Taking action may be your way of getting what you want, but do your research before getting start ed. You are likely to make a mis take if you base your choices on what you hear in passing. Get the facts before you proceed. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your imagination and you will find ways to have fun without being indulgent. Emotions will run high, making it necessary to be positive and mindful of others. Romance will improve your per sonal life. Live, love and laugh. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An abrupt change may be unsettling, but if you stay calm and look at the pros and cons, you will find a way to turn a lemon into lemon ade. Travel delays can be avoided by mapping out your route prior to leaving. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your heart is in the right place, and offering assistance can lead to personal benefits, but refrain from making cash donations. Your time and expertise are sufficient. Wasting money will cause a prob lem between you and someone you love. ++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t share your concern with a colleague, peer or anyone who can affect your position or reputation. Keep your life simple and your expenses down. Domestic prob lems and regrets are apparent if you aren’t willing to compromise. Keep the peace. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore, experiment and live life to the fullest. Expand your interests, friendships or romantic relationship with someone special. Do something unique that will lead to greater joy, happiness and longevity. Health, wealth and love are highlighted. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Not everything is as it appears. An unfortunate situation will develop if you get involved in a joint money venture. The truth may hurt, but it will be necessary. Focus on making your home life better and your residence more efficient. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t feel pressured to jump into action because someone is being demanding. Rethink your plans. Get together with someone you love or an old friend, and you will be able to turn a negative day into a positive and fruitful experi ence. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get back to basics and con sider the things you used to do that made you happy. The activi ties you enjoy and are skillful at executing can be incorporated into something that can also generate extra cash. Invest in your interests and your future. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Spend time with people you enjoy. Socializing or hosting an event will put you in the spotlight. Share your creative plans for the future with people you feel can make a contribution. Love is in the stars. Mix business with pleasure. +++++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Wife is hurt over being ignored by husband’s dad Q Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY CIPHER BIRTHDAYS James D. Watson, 86; Merle Haggard, 77; Billy Dee Williams, 77; John Ratzenberger, 67; Marilu Henner, 62; Michael Rooker, 59; Paul Rudd, 45; Louie Spence, 45; Zach Braff, 39; Candace Cameron, 38; Kari Jobe, 33; Charlie Mcdermott, 24; Spencer List, 16; Peyton Roi List, 16. SUNDAY CROSSWORD MUSICAL INTERPRETATIONBY PETER A. COLLINS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ No. 0330 ACROSS1 Start of the United Negro College Fund slogan6 Old lab burners11 Abbr. at the top of an email14 Something passed between the legs?19 ___ Domingo20 Now and again?21 Like an ode23 Kind of farming25 Like Neptune among the planets in the solar system26 ___ pro nobis27 Echelon28 With the circled letters, 1955 Bill Haley and His Comets hit?30 Sound of sweet nothings31 Having a beat33 Hall-of-Famer Ralph35 Purveyor of the Doublicious sandwich36 ___ Webster, Twain’s “celebrated jumping frog”37 With 43-Across, 1973 Deep Purple hit?39 Like Odin41 Sound engineer’s knob43 See 37-Across45 Brings in47 Some dreams50 Reverse, e.g.51 Dismissed53 “Eternally nameless” thing, in Eastern religion54 Bath accessories55 Dr Pepper alternative58 Former Disney president Michael60 Dreamy romantic quality62 Olympic leap64 Ring Lardner’s “Alibi ___”65 It’s put on before takeoff66 1959 Dion and the Belmonts hit?69 Old mattress stuffing72 Pond denizen73 Phil who played 65-Down78 1984 Cyndi Lauper hit?79 Memorable series in “Psycho”81 Dawn-to-dusk82 The continents, e.g.83 “Phooey!”85 Kelly of morning TV87 Haughty affectation88 Rap sheet listing89 Query at the start of a poker game91 Verbally assault94 Rene of “Thor”96 Thumbing-the-nose gesture98 Challenge for F.D.R.99 Mideast V.I.P.101 Meatless day in W.W. II: Abbr.103 Some lawn mowers105 Pertaining to religious rites108 Bugs Bunny addressee109 Where to find screwdrivers and rusty nails111 Like peas in ___113 Suffix with salt114 Made bats116 Primer pair119 Info on a magazine cover120 Real dear121 More cool, in slang122 French thinkers?123 Wink’s partner124 ___ State (Mountain West Conference team)125 Runners in the cold? DOWN1 Org.2 Actress Tierney3 Suffering4 Some versions of Windows5 “Quit stalling!”6 Suffix with major7 Back it up, in a way8 “Seduction of the Minotaur” author9 Bank ID10 “Listen, pal!”11 Tea Partiers, e.g.12 Crack filler13 Casual summer wear14 Medium for love letters?15 Card reader, for short16 What fastidious people can’t be17 ___ Scott Card, “Ender’s Game” writer18 Competitor of ZzzQuil22 Label for 28-Across24 Alaskan city29 Fake32 Chef Lagasse34 “To sum up …”36 No longer in fashion38 Info for an airport greeter, for short40 Victorian ___42 Summons, of a sort43 The “T” of Mr. T44 Prefix with thermal46 “Long time ___”48 Boss Tweed nemesis49 New York arrival of ’7750 BBC std.52 Bank in need of support?54 Where “hello” is “sveiks”56 Reinforces57 Muff a grounder59 Something you can believe61 Hands on deck63 Chicken ___ (Italian dish, informally)65 NCO of 1950s TV67 Former faddish exercise regimen68 Way off69 Oktoberfest quaff70 John Locke, philosophically71 Out-of-the-way way74 Brand of pickles75 Slanted writing76 Description on many eBay listings77 The “s” in Awacs: Abbr.78 Dose meas.79 Eastern religion80 Place for a mani-pedi84 Graz’s land: Abbr.86 Rev (up)89 See 95-Down90 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival hit?92 Quantum physics particle93 Rubber from Arabia?95 With 89-Down, 1968 Tammy Wynette hit?97 “Twelfth Night” duke99 “___ to the list”100 Inspector of crime fiction102 One inspiring love of poetry?104 “___ alive!”106 “Bonne ___!”107 Longing looks109 Some queens110 Didn’t stop in time, say112 ___ ale115 French scene117 Hollywood special FX118 “Selena” star, to her fans 12345678910111213141516171819202122 2324 25 26272829 30 313233343536 373839404142 43444546474849 5051525354 5556575859606162636465 666768 697071 727374757677 78 798081 82 8384858687 888990919293 9495969798 99100101102103104105106107108109110111112113 114115 116117118 119 120121 122123124125Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). r nrr n n n n r n rn r r Answers to last Sunday’s Crossword.


4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 DOUBLE INDEMNITYPerhaps the greatest film noir there is, novelist James M. Cains story of a previously by-the-book insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) ensnared by a devious woman (Barbara Stanwyck) into helping her kill her hus band for the insurance. Marvelously gritty and adult for its time, with superb performances by MacMurray and Stanwyck-definitely his greatest, and certainly one of her top five ever--and Edward G. Robinson as Keyes, MacMurrays boss. (Robinsons work here is a perfect example of how a performance can be understated and dynamic at the same time.) Billy Wilder directed, and co-wrote the screenplay with Raymond Chandler, and one can only guess that Chandlers hard-boiled style tempered Wilders flightier style. Oscar nominations: Best picture, actress (Stanwyck), director, screenplay, cinematography, score, sound recording. Wins: Inexplicably (especially in Stanwycks case), none. MEET ME IN ST. LOUISMany forces, chiefly Vincente Minnellis direction, helped turn this adaptation of Sally Bensons stories about turn-of-the-century Missouri life into MGMs biggest hit up to that time. Nearly everything in this film is perfect: George Folseys gorgeous color cinematography, Judy Garlands perfor mance as Esther Smith, the teenager enamored of The Boy Next Door (Tom Drake, way less than perfect), the songs by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, three of which became standards (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Boy Next Door, and The Trolley Song), most of the supporting cast (Mary Astor, Marjorie Main, Harry Davenport), and the nostalgic feeling the film gives. Margaret OBrien won huge acclaim as Tootie, the youngest of the Smith children, but some now find her performance too mannered. You be the judge. Oscar nominations: Screenplay, cinematography, song (The Trolley Song), score. Wins: Only a juvenile Oscar for Margaret OBrien as the best child actress of 1944.LIFEBOATFascinating and unusual, even today, because the film is entirely set in the titular vessel, as an assortment of people try to stay alive after their ship is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. The denizens of this microcosm include a young mother, a German who may or may not be a spy, and best of all, a writer, well-played by the cyclonic Tallulah Bankhead, in a rare film performance that copped her the Best Actress of 1944 Award from the New York Film Critics. Novelist John Steinbeck wrote the screenplay and Alfred Hitchcock directed. Hitchs work comes off rather better, as you can enjoy his immense skill at keeping this 97-minute film with only one setting interesting and well-paced (this was the first of his films set in limited settings--Rope and Rear Window are two others). Steinbecks work too often is pedantic and heavy on propaganda, but one must remember that this was wartime, and the audience was being reminded that all classes and races of the Allies had to band together to fight the Axis menace. Oscar nominations: Director, screenplay, cinematography. Wins: None.LAURACritic Pauline Kael described this film as Everybodys favorite chic murder mystery and shes absolutely right. Its a different type of film noir, with elegant settings, music, clothes, and people, save for Mark (Dana Andrews), the plebeian detective investigating the murder of Laura (Gene Tierney), a woman beloved by every one from fey suitors (Clifton Webb and Vincent Price) to hysterical housekeepers (Dorothy Adams as Bessie), to eventually Mark himself. The shock when he realizes hes falling for a dead woman is only topped by the bigger shock he gets midway through the film. Laura is wonderful from the very beginning as David Raksins unforgettable score and the portrait of Laura/Tierney accompany the credits, and this gold standard remains for the whole film. Its a high point for every career involved in its making; it certainly is the best movie Otto Preminger ever directed. Oscar nominations: Supporting Actor (Webb), director, screenplay, cinematography, art-set direction. Wins: Joseph LaShelle for black-and-white cinematography.COVER GIRLOne of the roles that made lovely Rita Hayworth an icon, and the movie that made Gene Kelly a star. Shes a chorus girl in his nightclub who becomes a sensation when her picture is picked to grace THE fashion magazine of the day, but he cant deal with her newfound fame. Dont dwell too much on the sexist plot; rather, enjoy the color photography, the montage of Hayworth becoming a cover girl, the innovative dances co-choreographed by Kelly (especially his Alter Ego where he fights with himself), and most of all, the wonderful, chic, and dry-witted Eve Arden, who steals the film as a wisecracking fashion executive. More than any of the six movies in this article, Cover Girl is the best example of how with time even the debits of some movies (such as the subplot here where Hayworth also plays her grandmother) fade to the background as all the things that made the film great become paramount. Oscar nominations: Cinematography, art-set direction, sound recording, song (Long Ago and far Away), score. Wins: Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon, for scoring of a musical.GASLIGHTIf youve ever heard of someone getting the Gaslight treatment you know its from this movie, where Charles Boyer tries to convince his new wife (Ingrid Bergman) that shes insane. He killed her aunt many years ago, and the niece is now on his list. Gaslight was an enormous hit and Bergman won the Oscar as best actress, a hotly debated choice to this day. Boyer is terrific (Danny Peary, in his book Alternate Oscars posits that Boyer deserved that years best actor Oscar), but the most remarkable thing about the film even all these years later is the unbelieveably self-assured, mature, great performance by the only 17-year-old Angela Lansbury (she turned 18 during filming) as the snippy scullery maid who aids Boyer in his taunting of Bergman. Oscar nominations: Picture, actor (Boyer), actress (Bergman), supporting actress (Lansbury), screenplay, cinematography, art-set direction. Wins: Bergman for best actress, seven decades laterBy MARK KIRBY | Special to the ReporterIn a radio interview last month shortly after the Academy Awards ceremony, film critic John DiLeo was asked what just-Oscared films he thought would still be considered worthy of the award in years to come. DiLeo replied that itll take a few decades to see if Years a Slave and Gravity are as highly regarded in, say, 2050 as they are now, and that in most instances only time can determine whether a film was Oscar-worthy, let alone be considered a classic. Looking back its amazing to see how often the films that got the lions share of awards for a certain year hold up less well than the also-rans. A great example of this is a cluster of films from 1944. Its normal for one or two films from any given year to be considered classics and even cult films; 1944 has six of these. Were they Oscar-winners? Well, three were and three werent. (To Hollywoods credit, all were nominated for numerous awards in the 1944 race.) The big winners that year were Going My Way, a film about two priests forced to work together, and Wilson, a story of our 28th president. Each received ten nominations; Going My Way won seven (including best picture), and Wilson won five. Are they highly regarded now? Going My Way is still fondly remembered by many due to the charm of Bing Crosby (as the earnest young Father OMalley) and his interaction with crusty priest, Barry Fitzgerald; Wilson, which cost $5.2 million (nearly $70 million in todays dollars), is considered by many the Gandhi of its day, long, lavish, and dull, saved by a terrific performance by the actor in the title role, in this case Alexander Knox as Woodrow. Worthwhile efforts? Certainly. Classics? Not really. The real classics of 1944 are the subject of this article, six films that every film buff has seen, usually numerous times, and films that even non-frequent moviegoers have heard of. Unlike some films that were panned upon release, all of these films were highly regarded in their day, all were commercially successful, all were nominated for various film awards, and all seem even better than they did 70 years ago. If youve never seen these six, check them out; if you have seen them, you know theyre all worth viewing again. Go for it.OSCAR-WORTHY MOVIES PHOTOS COURTESY WIKIMEDIACast members of Going My Way pose with their Oscars in 1944. Cedric Gibbons, William Ferrari, Edwin B. Willis, and Paul Huldschinsky for black-and-white art-set direction.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 5D Stacey Williams Matt Hentzelman April 19, 2014 ~ Karen Halpern Stephen Ward May 3, 2014 ~ Dana Bryant Jordan Thrasher May 17, 2014 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap. China, Crystal, Flatware and GiftsCouples registered: Bridal Registry treatments are used, native ant species may also be destroyed. When the fire ant returns, they go into a rapid reproductive mode so they will out-compete the return of other ant species. The good news is there are several reliable treat ments including baits and mound applications that you can use in the lawn and garden. These do involve poisons, so always follow the directions for safety and to get the best results. I recommend that you con centrate on smaller areas where the children play or where you have cookouts. Don’t take on the entire yard. Be careful, and don’t attempt home remedies that are dangerous or con taminate the environment. Even pouring boiling water on a mound can get ants to move, but accidents can still happen to harm you. Remember… they will be back. For more on fire ant control visit http://solu or call the UF Master Gardeners at 752-5384. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Co-lumbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Scott likes to drink Blue Moon, so it was only right that I also thought of him as I garnered enough courage to get back in the saddle. Blue Moon was a Paint horse, both his breed and his coloring. He really got his name, though, because of his blue eye — yes, just one was blue. He and I did well on the ride. He liked to graze when given the opportu nity, so I had to boss him around a bit. I got worried when we hit some hills and it seemed that he was struggling to breathe going up the incline. I thought, “oh no, I’m killing this horse.” As it turned out, one of his nose muscles is paralyzed so his nostril doesn’t allow for air to pass easily. That didn’t really make me feel any better because I worried for him more. The riding trails take you mostly around the perime ter of the property, as you pass towering cliffs, lakes and under dense tree cano pies. I was surprised by the changes in the terrain, but the scenery on the trail was beautiful. It was a great day and I’m so happy I horsed around again.Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at If we dropped you in the middle of campus and said, “OK, register for an English course taught by Dr. Troy Appling,” could you do it? Would you know that you have to enroll before you can register for classes? Or how to search for classes using our website? Would you know how to get to Galloway Hall for a Thursday morning class? Many people wouldn’t – honestly, I’d be somewhat lost and I work here – and that’s where we’re going to provide some assistance. During the course of the next 52 weeks – 51, if you count this as Week One – we plan on educating the public a little about our college: what we’re about, what we offer, what type of financial help is available to you, and basically walk you through enrolling, registering for classes, and getting started here at Florida Gateway College. We also plan to high light many of the programs offered – Nursing, Welding, Cosmetology, Medical Coder/Biller, Biology, Elementary Education, and more! But we plan to offer more than just, “You can get a degree in (fill in the blank)” – we want you to know how long it will take you to complete that degree, what courses you have to take, and what types of jobs will be available to you once you’ve completed your coursework. This week, we’ll start with some of the basics, a couple of things about the college that you may not know: Ever wonder why there are so many trees on our campus? Well, FGC began as a forest ranger school in 1947, utilizing the buildings from a World War II-era naval air station. Obviously, the college has changed quite a bit since then, transitioning to Lake City Junior College, Lake City Community College, and now Florida Gateway College. We’ve added new buildings and a lot more students, too. We kept the trees, though. Ever been to Rhode Island? No? OK, well you probably at least know the size of it. Now picture two of those – that’s our college district’s scope. Columbia, Baker, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union counties account for approximately 2,683 square miles, so we pull students from all around North Florida. Not every program FGC offers has to take years to complete, so if you’re worried about the amount of time you need to invest, don’t be – we have programs that can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. That being said, we also have the two-year degrees and, in 2012, we began offer ing our first four-year pro gram, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. FGC will begin offering its second bacca laureate degree, in Early Childhood Education, this fall. Two more four-year degrees, one in Industrial Logistics and the other in Water Resource Management, are currently planned to be offered before the end of 2015. Next week, we’ll take a look at the admissions pro cess. Of course, if you want to enroll at FGC before next Sunday’s article, don’t feel like you have to wait until next week to know what to do – feel free to call us at (386) 752-1822 and we’ll get you started! ANTSContinued From 1D HORSEContinued From 1D developing the high school and middle school yearbooks. This is no coincidence, as students work ing on these projects learn skills in computer-based layout, graph ics, publishing, and accounting. And students can acquire more than skills; those who complete certification in Adobe Flash or Adobe Dreamweaver (used for web design and development) can earn three hours of college credit for each certification, and students who create a comput er-based portfolio for grading at Florida Gateway College can earn another three credits for that project. Howard also serves as the fac ulty advisor for Indian Studios, a student-owned and operated digital design and digital media service. Here, students have used their skills to create T-shirt designs for local schools and businesses; in a recent project, they completed a wedding book showing the highlights of a cou ple’s big day. They are currently working on developing and pro ducing a commercial for a local company which will be shown during morning announcements at the school. Another project for Howard and his students is a work in progress: developing an application for both iPhone and Android-based smartphones and tablets that can be used by school administration to distrib ute information to parents and students. Digital technology is always evolving, so coming up with the money to buy new programs and equipment is always an issue – one probably familiar to every school in the state. “I scour the Internet looking for good free programs we can use, but we rely a lot on dona tions,” Howard said. “We had an interesting opportunity recently when some of my students spoke at the Business Networking meeting in Gainesville. Like the other businesses presenting themselves there, they got just 30 seconds to present themselves and what they can do. They impressed one of the other busi nesses there so much that we ended up having a color copier donated to us.” As a teacher, Howard is a great believer in self-directed study. “I’m more a mentor than a teacher,” he says. “The tough part when students first come to me is convincing them that they have the ability and there are great places to go with it. It’s a matter of experimenting, tinker ing, and keeping an open mind; you never know what will catch a particular student’s interest. Once they’re off and running for themselves, I can give them an end design and they’ll determine their own approach, only coming back to me when they get stuck and need advice.” FWHS senior Savannah Hearns agrees. “If I don’t know how to do something, I’ll try Googling it first – you can find out how to do almost anything there,” she says with a confident smile. “Of course, parents want ing to learn more can always try asking their kids. But if I’m really, really stuck, I know I can go to Mr. Howard even after I graduate.” Tech-savvy children are not the only option for adults want ing to develop their computer skills. There are any number of good how-to books on the mar ket, including the popular For Dummies and For Idiots series, as well as Web-based resourc es. For those desiring more formal training, both Adobe and Microsoft offer computer-based instruction in the virtual class room as well as instructor-led courses at centers in larger cities. There is also computer training leading to certification or even an associate’s degree avail able through FGC, as well as a bachelor’s program in Computer Information Systems at Saint Leo University. Even for experts, there is always something new to learn. “We’re hoping to be able to delve into virtual reality in the near future,” says Howard. “The possibilities there are endless, from game design to being able to set up virtual tours of places important to tourism and history. But whatever we do, it’s all about learning and pushing ahead into whatever the future holds.” HOWARDContinued From 1D ‘The tough part when Z[\KLU[ZYZ[JVTL[V TLPZJVU]PUJPUN[OLT [OH[[OL`OH]L[OLHIPS P[`HUK[OLYLHYLNYLH[ WSHJLZ[VNV^P[OP[ FGCContinued From 1DQ Troy Roberts is the public in formation coordinator at Florida Gateway College. He can be reached at Lake City Reporter ^^^SHRLJP[`YLWVY[LYJVT Rob and Mary Summerall, of Lake City, are pleased to announce the birth of their daugher, Paisleigh Ann Summerall. Paisleigh was born October 10, 2013 at North Florida Regional. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.75 inches. Eagerly awaiting her arrival was sister Savannah, 4. Proud grand parents are Janie Allen, Mike and Lynette Hornsby, the late William L. and Dawna L. Summerall. Great-grandparents are Mary Ann and the late Don Hornsby. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT From staff reports LIVE OAK — Purple Hatter’s Ball announces its first official on-site pre-party in its seven-year history. Kicking things off Thursday, May 8, fans are invited to get settled in at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park a night early and enjoy music from The Fritz, Monozygotic, Moon Hooch and more. Pre-party tickets are available for $20 and include camping, music and all fees. The line-up for the 2014 Purple Hatter’s Ball includes Beats Antique, The New Mastersounds, The Motet, The Heavy Pets and many more. The festival, which takes place May 9–11, is in memory of music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. There will be a stage with Jacksonville-based music and one with Gainesville-based music, both performing from 12–8 p.m. There will also be yoga and mas sages available, and a Mother’s Day dedication from Morningstar Hoffman’s mother, Margie Weiss. Tickets include three days of music, primitive camping and all taxes and fees. Cabins are limited, so call quickly to 386-364-1683. Advance tickets available for $100 at Don’t miss the Purple Hatter’s Ball pre-party COURTESY JEFFERY DUPUISA crowd enjoys the music at last year’s Purple Hatter’s Ball.SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK Group wants to buy Pabst Blue RibbonBy CARRIE ANTLFINGERAssociated Press WriterMILWAUKEE — Long before it was known for fine cheddar cheese or the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin was famous for beer, especially the national brands brewed in Milwaukee: Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst Blue Ribbon. The brewing tradition started by Milwaukee’s German immigrants in the 1800s endured for more than a century, until industry consolidation in the 1980s and ‘90s began sending familiar brands to other companies and cities. Now a small group of Milwaukee residents wants to revive part of that proud history by buying Pabst Brewing Co. from a California executive in hopes of returning the brand to its birthplace, possibly as a city-owned brewery. The effort appears to be a distant long shot, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire the 170-year-old beer best known as PBR. But Milwaukee officials like the idea enough to talk about it, and at least one industry analyst says the plan is not beyond the realm of possibility. “When I think about Pabst being anywhere else but Milwaukee, it just doesn’t make sense,” said Susie Seidelman, an organizer of the “Bring Pabst Blue Ribbon Home” effort. “Milwaukee made this beer what it is. ... It’s right on the can.” The beer, with its pale gold color and light, fizzy taste, has become especially popular over the last decade among urban hipsters, in part because it’s one of the cheapest on the market. The company that started in Milwaukee in 1844 is now headquartered in Los Angeles after being bought by food industry executive C. Dean Metropoulos in 2010 for a reported $250 million.


6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 By THOMAS ADAMSONAssociated PressPARIS Its unlucky to stay inside on the 13th day of the Iranian New Year, but fear surrounding the number 13 has chilled people for centuries around the world. The fear of the number even has its own psychological term coined in 1910: Triskaidekaphobia. From Friday the 13th, the Apollo 13 mission and even Judas 13th seat at The Last Supper, heres a look at the power of the number 13 in history and popular culture:The Last Suppers unlucky seat:In Western lore, experts believe the fear over 13 started in the Bible. Some believe that at the Last Supper, Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table though the Christian text does not specify an order in which they gathered. It was first thought to be unlucky to seat 13 at a table because of the Bible story but after it developed that 13 was unlucky for anything, says Stuart Vyse, the author of Believing in Magic: the Psychology of Superstition. Vyse says that fears were consolidated in Norse mythology in the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The evil Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston in Marvels Thor movies, was according to Viking myth the 13th god in their pantheon. Also, death is the 13th card in a tarot deck.Is it Friday or Tuesday the 13th?The myth of the cursed Friday the 13th as immortalized in the cult slasher movie is a relatively new thing. Its thought that already existing superstitions with the numbers bad luck was merged with the bad association with Friday, the day people were traditionally hanged in Europe. For Christians, Friday is also the day Jesus was crucified. Friday still chills in the West, though ironically enough, a study once claimed that in fact the number of car crashes went down, not up, on Friday the 13th as people stayed at home out of fear. In Greece, Mexico and Spain, its Tuesday the 13th thats thought to be cursed.Apollo 13:The Apollo 13 lunar mission, subject of 1995s acclaimed Tom Hanks film, was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded. Before the event, NASA and the crews commander Jim Lovell brushed off the idea that Apollo 13 was a cursed mission over superstitions. But numerologists had a field day over the missions launch date that when written out 4-11-70 the individual digits add up to 13. It was also on April 13 that the tank exploded.No 13th row on Air France:Airlines such as Air France often have a 12th and 14th but no 13th row. Many buildings in the U.S. dont have a 13th floor, and some airports are constructed without a gate 13. Experts say that its an economic decision as customers would not spend money on something they thought was cursed. According to a Gallup poll that appeared in 2007 spookily enough 13 percent of Americans said they would be bothered if they were placed on the 13th floor.Its 4 thats unlucky in China:In Asia, 13 is just another number. And in China, its the number 4 that provokes the most fear. The phenomenon, known technically as tetraphobia, exists because of linguistic reasons. In Chinese the number 4 sounds much like the word for death, says Patrick Alexander, a social anthropology lecturer at Oxford University. As a result, the number 4 is often omitted in elevators and other public contexts. The number 8 is particularly lucky in China and Japan because it sounds similar to prosperity or wealth.A look at the power of number 13 By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated PressDALLAS Former President George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness of the late Czech playwright and President Vaclav Havel, are part of an exhibit opening Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. He even did a self-portrait. The exhibit called The Art of Leadership: A Presidents Personal Diplomacy runs through June 3. I spent a lot of time on personal diplomacy and I befriended leaders and learned about their families and their likes and dislikes, to the point where I felt comfortable painting them, he said in an introductory video. Painting portraits of my friends and some people who werent necessarily my friends gave me a sense to convey a feeling I have about them because I got to know them well in the presidency, he added in the video. Bush, who started painting in 2012, three years after leaving office, said reading an essay by the late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on painting inspired him to take lessons. Id never lifted a brush before. Id never been next to paint. So I gave it a whirl, he said in the introductory video. Accompanying many of the portraits are photographs of Bush with the leader he painted, along with gifts. On display with Bushs portrait of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a book of Churchills speeches that Blair gave to Bush with the inscription, To George, my ally and my friend.Portraits by George W. Bush to go on displayBy MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturns little moon Enceladus. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. Their findings were announced Thursday. This new ocean of liquid water as big as or even bigger than North Americas Lake Superior is centered at the south pole of Enceladus and could encompass much if not most of the moon. Enceladus (ehn-SEHL-uh-duhs) is about 310 miles across. The data do not show if the ocean extends to the north pole, said the lead researcher, Luciano Iess of Sapienza University of Rome. At the very least, its a regional sea some 25 miles deep under miles-thick ice. On Earth, it would stretch from our South Pole up to New Zealand at the very least. Cassinis rudimentary instruments also cannot determine whether the moons ocean harbors any form of life. Another mission using more sophisticated instruments is needed to make that search. This latest discovery makes the interior of Enceladus a very attractive potential place to look for life, said Cornell University planetary scientist Jonathan Lunine, who took part in the study. Back in 2005, Cassini detected a plume streaming from cracks in the south polar region. Scientists suspected these jets of salty water vapor and ice containing some light organic molecules like methane might come from a subsurface ocean. On Thursday, they confirmed its presence. Their findings appear in the journal Science. Cassini provided gravity measurements from three close flybys of Enceladus from 2010 to 2012. The Doppler data indicated a dense material beneath the surface of the south pole, most likely liquid water. The ocean is believed to be sandwiched between miles of surface ice and a rocky core. Its extraordinary what Cassini has been able to do for this small moon, California Institute of Technologys David Stevenson, part of the research team, told reporters this week. But this is not like mapping the surface of the Earth or mapping the surface of the moon, its nothing like that. Its much cruder, and its amazing that weve been able to do as much as we can. Enceladus is hardly the only moon in the solar system with a subsurface sea. Titan, the largest of Saturns dozens of moons, is believed to have a global ocean. Evidence points to oceans inside the giant Jupiter moons of Callisto and Ganymede. And Jupiters Europa also has a hidden reservoir similar to that of Enceladus, complete with plumes and a rocky bottom. Cassini, already exceeding its life expectancy, is to make three more fly-bys of Enceladus before the mission ends in 2017.Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon