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Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM LOCALGetting manicured at Girls Club, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 127 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Local . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 4B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSFootballs waiting game ends Sunday 1B. 90 70Partly cloudy 2A Outrage at the VA, Opinion 4A. + PLUS >> Armed Forces a family affairSee Page 8ACOMMUNITY Training the Trainer on global logisticsSee Page 5ALOCALTop notch swim team returns for seasonSee Page 1BSPORTSWife active in campaignBy ROBERT BRIDGESrbridges@lakecityreporter.comA city councilmans wife, though under indictment for alleged voter fraud involving absentee ballots during the 2010 election, has been helping residents request absentee ballots for the upcoming primary, Supervisor of Elections Liz Horne said Wednesday. Betty Jefferson has been calling Hornes office on behalf of city voters in recent weeks, Horne said, and the calls are perfectly legal. She calls and gets us on the line for them, Horne said. The elections worker asks the voter his or her name, address and date of birth. If the answers match data on voter rolls, Florida statute requires an absentee ballot be mailed to that address. Horne did not accuse Jefferson of wrongdoing. Thats the law, she said. Jefferson and another Tax holiday this weekendBack to schoolAshton Hoy, like many Columbia County residents, plans to take advantage of the back-to-school tax-free weekend starting Friday. But unlike others who may just head out to see what they find, Hoy knows exactly what she wants and was out at OfficeMax on Wednesday scouting whats available. The 18-year-old leaves for college in a few weeks and is looking for accessories for her laptop a USB device, a new case and a surge protector. Hoy said she and her mom will also look for school supplies, clothes and the few things she still needs for her dorm room at Florida Southern College. She and her mom have shopped on tax-free weekend since she was a little girl. She even remembers hearing her mom talk about the holiday when it was a week long and not just a weekend. They usually even go to Georgia for its tax-free weekend, which starts Aug. 8, Hoy said. I always take advantage of tax-free weekend, she said. And she isnt the only one. According to a news release from Florida TaxWatch, a nonprofit, nonpartisan taxpayer research institute, Floridians will save almost $40 million in taxes as they shop from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. School supply items that are less than $15 apiece will be tax-free. Clothing, footwear and certain accessories that are under $100 per item will be tax-free. Purses and backpacks are included in that. The first $750 of computers and certain computer-related accessories will be tax-exempt. Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, said the money Floridians will save is part of the states almost $500 million in tax cuts. They (tax holidays) are a great way to lower the tax burden and provide broad-based relief for hardworking Floridians, he said in a prepared statement. Since HOLIDAY continued on 7ABy SARAH LOFTUS | firstname.lastname@example.org JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterAmanda Todd shops with her children, Truitt, 10, and Murphy, 5, at OfficeMax on Wednesday. Amanda said that she plans on going back-to-school shopping on Friday. We need to go and buy clothes, shoes and backpacks, she said. Im sure Ill hit the mall.Suddenly, Lake City a magnet for new businessBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comSigns of a growing economy are sprouting up all over Lake City, especially along the U.S. Highway 90 corridor, where several new businesses are hoping to locate, including a charging station for Tesla electric vehicles. According to information from City Hall, restaurants that have expressed interest in locating in Lake City are: Panera Bread Company, Panda Express Restaurant, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Dennys Dinner Restaurant and Dunkin Donuts. In addition to the restaurants, other businesses have inquired about moving to Lake City. The business growth includes expansion Eateries, more now looking to locate here.INSIDEWhy has Lake City become hot spot for potential businesses?EUGENE JEFFERSON: Despite indictment, Betty Jefferson has helped voters request absentee ballots. CAMPAIGN continued on 7A E. JeersonBy DARA KAMThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the states move to a limited type of medical marijuana. The latest plan also would loosen restrictions on who could own the dispensing organizations. Nurseries with only one-quarter ownership of pot distribution businesses would be eligible for licenses, according to the draft rule released late Tuesday by the state Department of Healths Office of Compassionate Use. Despite numerous complaints expressed by nursery owners, lobbyists and others at a rule-making workshop earlier this month, health officials arent backing away from a lottery-based system to choose the recipients of five licenses, a competition drawing operators and investors from around the world. The state has until Jan. 1 to come up with the regulations regarding a strain of marijuana, authorized by the Republican-dominated Legislature and approved by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year, that purportedly does not get users high but can alleviate life-threatening seizures in children with Pot trucks may be on the move after new year Licensed nurseries could begin driving their product to patients, under new law. POT TRUCKS continued on 7A BUSINESS continued on 3A
2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Murry says bro, Dorfman happyST. JOSEPH Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question. No worries. Murray knew months ago that his brother, Josh Murray, would be chosen by The Bachelorette Andi Dorfman on this season of the reality dating show. In fact, the finale was taped the same week of the NFL draft, making it a memorable weekend in his household. Josh Murray played professional baseball for a while before returning to college. He ultimately joined the football team at Georgia, playing safety while his brother starred at quarterback. Asked whether his brother is still engaged, the younger Murray laughed: Yes, still engaged, he said Wednesday. Whats a group selfie? An usie NEW YORK What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in us. Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy. Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies, said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who studies consumer behavior. In contrast to one-person selfies, usies are more about the relationship, and less about you and your hair, she said. 7a 1p 7p 1a 6 a LAKE CITY ALMANA C SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the a r ea on a scale f r om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The W eather Channel. SPONSORED B Y City THE WEA THER WEA THER HIST O R Y Pensacola T allahassee Panama City V aldosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville T ampa W est Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key W est TEMPERA TURESNor mal high Nor mal low PRECIPIT A TIONMonth total Y ear total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI 31 01 02 03 04Friday Saturday Cape Canaveral 89/77/ts 90/77/ts Daytona Beach 90/77/ts 91/74/ts Fort Myers 93/75/ts 91/75/ts Ft. Lauderdale 89/78/ts 91/79/ts Gainesville 92/72/ts 90/73/ts Jacksonville 91/74/ts 91/75/ts Key West 91/82/ts 90/81/ts Lake City 92/72/ts 90/73/ts Miami 93/78/ts 92/80/ts Naples 92/77/ts 91/77/ts Ocala 92/73/ts 91/73/ts Orlando 94/77/ts 94/77/ts Panama City 86/77/ts 86/77/ts Pensacola 89/75/ts 89/76/ts Tallahassee 93/71/ts 92/71/ts Tampa 92/77/ts 90/77/ts Valdosta 94/71/ts 92/71/ts W. Palm Beach 89/78/ts 90/77/ts95/70 90/74 90/70 94/70 90/70 86/76 90/72 90/76 92/72 94/76 90/77 92/74 88/77 90/79 94/76 86/79 90/77 90/81 Stationary thunderstorms over Colorado's Big Thompson Canyon dumped up to 14 inches of rain into the canyon's drainage system on this date in 1976. A popular recreation destination, the canyon was crowded with thousands of people that day and at least 139 people were killed as a 20 foot wall of water rushed through the canyon's drainage system. High Wednesday Low Wednesday 91 100 in 1896 62 in 1924 89 72 66 Wednesday 0.00" 13.10" Test 28.99" 5.88" 6:48 a.m. 8:24 p.m. 6:49 a.m. 8:24 p.m. 10:52 a.m. 11:01 p.m.Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 25 First Full Last New Quarter Quarter Sunrise today Sunset today Sunrise tom. Sunset tom. Moonrise today Moonset today Moonrise tom. Moonset tom. Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date THU90 70 FRI92 72 SAT90 72 SUN88 72 MON88 72WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed 93 92 91 92 93 89 89 71 73 72 75 77 66 66Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, July 31 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 11 Extreme mins to burn 5Partly cloudy Slight chance of storms Slight chance of storms Chance of storms Chance of storms 11:36 p.m.HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO30.35" 11:45 a.m.Forecasts, data and graphics WSI 1 dead, 1 sickened from flesh-eating bacteriaSARASOTASarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria. Officials said Tuesday that 11 cases were reported statewide in 2014 and 41 cases in 2013. The two Sarasota people who contracted vibrio vulnificus were middle-aged and had medically compromising conditions. Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. Its in the same family of bacterium that causes cholera. The Vibrio vulnificus bacteria occur naturally in coastal waters, especially in the summer months. Symptoms include stomach illness, fever or shock after eating raw seafood especially oysters or a wound infection after exposure to seawater or brackish water.Florida mother charged after baby left in minivan ORLANDO A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctors office for about an hour. Orange County Sheriffs Office officials said Wednesday that the woman is charged with child neglect. No other details, including the womans name, were released. The mother told investigators she was inside Timber Creek Pediatrics with her 9-year-old around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when she realized shed left the little girl in the van. Orange County Sheriffs deputies say the mother rushed the baby into the clinic, where doctors were able to stabilize her. The girl was then taken to Nemours Childrens Hospital, where she is recovering.Man dies after diving for lobsters off South Florida POMPANO BEACH Authorities say a man has died after diving for lobsters in the waters off South Florida. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King says the 22-year-old man was on a professional dive boat Wednesday morning, diving for lobster in 40 feet of water. King says the man was unconscious when he surfaced. He was brought to shore and authorities took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The mans name was not released. Wednesday is the first day of the twoday lobster mini-season for recreational fishermen. Scripture of the Day Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other. Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1743-1826) You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 See an error? Thought for Today The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at email@example.com. Submissions The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. 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Credit approval and initial $5 deposit required. Mention this ad and well waive the $15 new membership fee. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.Lake City 1658 W. US Hwy. 90 Gville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunters Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. UF Health Shands Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summereld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd.APR1Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties!2 projects at the Lake City Medical Center and Parkview Baptist Church, in addition to interests from the Lake City Neurological Clinic, Extreme Trucks Used Car Lot, Tesla Supercharging Station, Walmart Liquor Store addition, Ashley Furniture Showroom and a Discount Tire Store. The Tesla Supercharging Station is physically one of the smallest new business entries, but will potentially have a huge impact on the environment through the governments push for green energy.200 free stationsThe Tesla Supercharging Station that will be located in Lake City is part of the Tesla Companys push to add close to 200 free charging stations in the country for customers who purchase their vehicles. Its a docking station for Tesla automobiles, very nice electric cars, said Laura Reissener, City of Lake City planning technician. Bob Hathcox, City of Lake City director of growth management, said Tesla is putting the charging stations throughout the country and along Interstate 75. Theyre putting them here so the folks that buy the cars can actually stop, charge them up in about 30 minutes. While they are charging them up they can get a cup of coffee or some lunch, he said. Reissener said Tesla charging stations have been constructed along the East Coast and now the company is stepping out and heading west. A Tesla representative from Palo Alto, Calif., addressed the citys growth management officials about the concept months ago. The company originated in California and theyre a very fast growing company, Reissener said.Medical Center Construction on the Lake City Medical Center lab addition began a few weeks ago with an approved site plan. Medical Center officials have decided not to begin the third floor addition but are proceeding with Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project, which con sists of a catherization lab and expansion of the hospitals emergency room. A third-floor addition is not scheduled to begin until the first two phases are complete.Other progress Extreme Trucks Permit issued and con struction completed. Lake City Neurological Clinic North West Harvey and Devane Streets. Permit issued and construction nearly completed. Parkview Baptist Church Addition Lake Jeffery Road. Permit issued and construction is in process. Walmart Liquor Store Addition Site plan review process. Ashley Furniture Showroom Southwest Faith Road; site plan review is in process. Discount Tire Store Conceptual plan meeting for city utilities and annexation. (The property is located on Highway 90 near Publix and is currently not in the city limits.) No site plan has been submitted. BUSINESSContinued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterThe future site of the Tesla Supercharging Station is seen under construction. Why the sudden spike in interest here?By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA number of businesses and eateries looking to increase their consumer bases are now considering Lake City for new locations. City Manager Wendell Johnson said he is uncertain why Lake City has suddenly appeared on so many peoples radar, but since January the city has experienced a notable spike in interest from companies hoping to locate in the area as well as redevelopment by local companies. I can only speculate that its an indicator that maybe the economy is actually beginning to improve, he said. Certainly I think land prices have probably become more competitive with the 4-5 year economic downturn that weve had. Its just amazing to me since the first of the year it seems that all the pockets of undeveloped land and some of the older properties are either under construction or improvement. Johnson said development costs alone for the projects were approaching the $2 million range. This year we only had a small, .16 percent increase in our gross taxable value in Lake City for 2015, just a few million dollars and I looked at Columbia County and they had a similar spike, but a little bit more than ours, he said. He said jobs will be one of the benefits from the development projects with the Lake City Medical Center expansion looking at bringing in close to 40 new positions, Discount Tire adding 20 jobs and he anticipated at least an additional 100 jobs in the area through the addition of new restaurants and businesses. Johnson said the Lake City Medical Center expansion project is a holdover project that was started under Jesse Quillen, for mer Columbia County Economic Development Department director. That expansion was Jesses project, he said. Thats one where he coordinated and negotiated all the activities leading to the expansion. When he left everything was done. It was just a matter of finalizing the agreement. No specific reason has been given why 2014 was the year so many businesses decided to look into developing their clientele in Lake City. Success breeds success, Johnson said. With the addition of three major franchise restaurants last year in Lake City (Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden and Longhorn Steak), it just gave that spike of confidence to some of these other developers who were thinking about Lake City to take a chance. Johnson also noted that over the last three years the city council has continued its suspension of impact fees and that could have also played a role in businesses attempting to locate in the area. I anticipate this as the beginning of things to come, Johnson said. In the last 4-5 years of the economic downturn there has really been a reluctance to take these risks and now were seeing those indicators, not just physical indicators here in town but also in the news. I hope this is a sign Lake City is beginning to grow. Its a great location with the two interstates... Im going to be very optimistic and very supportive of good managed growth and good quality businesses and hopefully our tax revenue base will continue to grow instead of declining.
W hen Hamas decided to initiate rocket attacks on Israel, it invited the furious reprisal that began earlier this month. Three times since 2006, Israel has responded to aerial assaults on its citizens with fierce counter-attacks, and each time the fighting has come to an inconclusive end that allows its enemies to replenish their arse-nals and start planning for the next round. For that reason, Israels Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a U.S. proposal for a cease-fire late last week, though Israel agreed to a 12-hour pause over the weekend. The images from the funerals of Israeli troops are heart-rending. The scenes of horror and destruc-tion in Gaza, gut-wrenching. No one could wish for the people of Gaza to endure prolonged misery. But it was Hamas that wished for the fighting. First, by attack-ing Israel, and then by rejecting an Egyptian cease-fire proposal because it wanted its own narrow demands addressed first. That included lifting border restrictions and the release of dozens of former prisoners Israel rearrested in a crackdown on the West Bank after the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers. Throughout the fighting, Hamas has used the civilian population of Gaza as hostages. That is one big reason the terrorist group has worn out its welcome there. It uses popu-lated areas to fire deadly rockets into Israel. U.N. officials have also said they twice found Hamas using abandoned schools to conceal doz-ens of rockets. The refusal to agree to a ceasefire more than one week ago, along with the discovery of an extensive network of tunnels leading into Israel, triggered the Israeli ground assault and the determination of its government to achieve a two-fold aim: Destroy the tunnels and degrade Hamas arsenal to render it ineffective. Without that, Hamas would be exposed as dangerous and use-less. Its control of Gaza has only worsened the lives and prospects of Palestinians who live there. Israel must be allowed to crush the threat from Hamas, not just for a few months or a year (the last cease-fire took effect in November 2012), but for the foreseeable future. The right of self-defense is not negotiable. Marginalizing Hamas and reducing its support among Palestinians is another strategic imperative. As long as Hamas is seen as an effec-tive standard-bearer for Palestinian aspirations, it will draw grassroots support. Its doing a pretty good job by itself of alienating Palestinians, especially those in Gaza who under-stood that provoking another round of fighting with Israel would invite disaster. But Israel can hasten the erosion of Hamas popular support by helping to improve the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, has become an effective partner in keeping the peace. The ultimate challenge for Israel is to help provide a better life for Palestinians in the West Bank, giv-ing them a glimpse of a more-peace-ful future including the return of Mr. Abbas group to power in Gaza. That, of course, requires vic-tory over Hamas and an end to its destructive power. OPINION Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 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 Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers 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: email@example.com W e have recoiled in disgust over the past few months with every new report of abuses at Veterans Administration hospitals across the land. Incompetence is bad enough, but to find administrators cooking the books to hide long, potentially life-threatening delays in care, was a deep affront to every American. And now, with the revelation that separate appointment books were kept at the Lake City VA, the scandal has hit home. Frankly, our town deserves better.We have given freely of both blood and treasure whenever our nation has called. All we ask in return is that our sons and daughters who have served, and suf-fered for it, be treated with the dignity and respect that is their due. For a cadre of self-important bureaucrats to take it upon themselves to renege on this promise is as infuriating as it is incomprehensible. Our nation has broken its word to those who trusted it most. At press time Wednesday it appeared Congress might actually strike a deal on Veterans Administration reforms before breaking at weeks end for an extended recess. We will watch carefully to see if they follow through and do all in their power to begin the work of making this right. There will surely be a steep price if they dont, come Election Day and beyond.Outrage at the VA Q Associated Press Not a four-letter word but every bit as bad TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad. In 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, was made a major-general in the American Continental Army. In 1875, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, died in Carter Station, Tenn., at a ge 66. In 1953, Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, known as Mr. Republican, died in New York at age 63. In 1964, the American space probe Ranger Seven transmitted pictures of the moons surface. O bamacare appears to be headed for still another Supreme Court visit, and one reason is clear. It suffers from comprehensiveness, a legislative affliction viewed by many as remedy and fervently sought whether the subject is health care, financial institutions, immigration or you name it. This is no small thing, this comprehensiveness. It fills hearts with unrealized expectations, launches thousand of pages worth of bad laws and can easily diminish the national future. How might this phenomenon be more fully described? Lets call it the presumptuous goal of being hurriedly exhaustive. We see it when our leaders try to do just about everything they think needs being done on a major mat-ter through a solitary measure, aiming, in one fell swoop, to solve every related puzzle from A to Z. They generally let little get in the way, often not the Constitution and certainly not common sense advis-ing that no group of politicians and experts has knowledge enough to pull this off, just vanity enough to try. Then, after the passing of legislation few members of Congress had time or inclination to read and that may have been barely understand-able anyway, we get the massive, suppressive, regulatory addenda of the bureaucrats. Before too much longer, there are boulders hurtling at you, your neighbor, everyone in sight the inescapable avalanche of unintended consequences. Obamacare is guilty of all the above and more. President Barack Obama admitted he was wrong in saying you could keep your insur-ance policy if you liked, but the additional truth is that this country wont keep much of anything in the health care world as it was. Weve already seen some of the hurt that can ensue along with some positives that could have been more simply achieved, and weve seen confusion and court involvement. Now comes another court ruling that could ultimately mean no one will get an insurance subsidy in the 34 states that set up no exchanges them-selves, simply relying on the federal government to do the job. Theres been lots of righteous indignation about that ruling, but the careful analyses of some make a persuasive case that, in order to get the states to set up their own exchanges, the law does prevent their residents from receiving subsi-dies if they turn to federal exchang-es instead. Even if those analyses are right, some argue it would still be permissible for judges to junk this part of the law, which would be equivalent in principle to junk-ing Congress. We may see if the Supreme Court does or does not like the idea. In the meantime, the subsidies will stay in effect and we can ponder how comprehensiveness bred befuddlement enough that Congress may well have enacted clauses unaware they were even there, which hardly makes them nil. Now, for another legislative experiment demonstrating how dev-astating comprehensiveness can be, consider the 2,300-page, 2010 Dodd-Frank act re-regulating financial institutions in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It itself is a crisis, as Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute makes clear in a Wall Street Journal piece. He says the act has lessened economic growth through an immensely fat-tened regulatory state beating up unproductively on the financial industry. It is so poorly written that bewildered, deadline-missing bureaucrats have only finished translating its verbiage into slightly more than half the required new rules, he shows. When we get the whole package, run for the woods. The next comprehensive travesty some have in mind is immigration reform. If done prudently, one lim-ited, well-considered, easily review-able step a time, reform could lead to a virtual end of illegal entry, economic blessings as we profit from more emphasis on attract-ing those most likely to thrive and less hardship all around. Done the Obama way, the Democratic way, the everything-at-once way some Republicans also endorse, we could risk far-reaching harm. How about quitting such nonsense? Israel must put down Hamas, rebuild relations Q Miami Herald Q Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado. Jay AmbroseSpeaktoJay@aol.com4AOPINION
July 31Da Vinci ProgramThe Art league of North Florida, The Friends of the Library, and the Columbia County Library are offering free art classes entitled The Young Da Vinci Program at the West Branch of the Public Library. The classes will be held Thursday, July 31, Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m each day. The program is for children ages 10 through 14. The classes are taught by professional artists. Thursdays class will be taught by Jane Kopp and will be The Basic Techniques of Acrylics; Fridays class will be taught by Helen Beaty and will be The Art of Vincent Van Gough; Saturdays class will be taught by Carol Ghionzoli and will be Got your Goat: Painting in Watercolor. The class space is limited and is offered on a first-come basis. For additional information call the Gateway Art Gallery at 752-5229.Aug. 1Operation ChristmasOperation Christmas Child and Chick-fil-A will host a community fundraiser event at Chick-fil-A Friday, Saturday, and Monday Aug. 1,2, and 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donate school supplies valued at least $2 and receive a coupon for an original chicken sandwich. Half of the collected school supplies will go to Columbia County Schools and half will go to Operation Christmas Child for shoeboxes.Volunteer OrientationHospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast is holding a general volunteer orientation on Aug. 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 857 SW Main Blvd, Suite 125. Volunteer opportunities include Administrative Support, Patient Support, Community Outreach & Thrift Shoppe. Scheduling is flexible enough to fix your schedule. Email Lynda Schladant at lschlandant@hospiceofcitrus with questions.Spaghetti DinnerBethel United Methodist Church will host a youth fundraiser/spaghetti dinner on Friday, Aug. 1 from 4-7 p.m. Donation of $7 includes salad, bread, pasta, dessert, and drink. Eat in or take out. Call 7551353 for more.Wine and CheeseThe Gateway Art Gallery invites the community to a wine and cheese and "Art Affair" on Friday, Aug. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Gallery. There will be a special presentation of "Art in North Florida." The showing is made up of several artists that capture the beauty of North Florida in his or her unique style and medium.Friday JazzThe first First Friday Jazz event will be Aug. 1 from 6-10 p.m. at Track Sports and Entertainment Club, 164 NE Railroad St. Ben Grier, Andreal Gambles and Lynn Branscome will be performing. A $10 cover charge will be taken at the door. Food and drinks will be available. Call Pam Cooley at 407-690-0776 for more.Aug. 2Poker RunAmerican Legion Riders Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd., will have a poker run Saturday, August 2. Registration will be from 8-9:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for the first hand and $10 each additional hand, or buy six hands for $50 and get a meal at the end of the ride. The ride will consist of four stops, ending at the Legion. There will be drawings, raffles, food and full bar and entertainment. Call 386-697-0288 for more information.Steak NightA steak dinner fundraiser, open to the public, will be served Saturday, Aug. 2 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner is $12. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. Call the VFW Post 2206 at 386-752-5001 for more.Yard SaleWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, will have a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Pastor W.C. Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.Car WashBoy Scout Troop 85 is having a car wash at the Scout House at First Presbyterian Church on US 90 on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a fundraiser to purchase camping equipment.Cooking CompetitionNew Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 345 NE Washington St., will host a cooking competition Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set-up begins at 7 a.m.; judging will begin at noon. Categories and registration costs are: Pound Cake $25; Sweet Potato Pie $15; Barbecue $75 (Includes one meat entry: ribs, chicken, or brisket. Each additional entry is $25.) Bounce houses and a sampling of the area's best food will be available throughout the day. A food auction will take place after the competition. Call Roosevelt Lake at 386-4668697 or Kwan Morgan at 704-654-0058 for more.Craft RendezvousStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Gift Shop will host Craft Rendezvous in the Craft Square on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blacksmithing, quilting, glass blowing, pottery, roping braiding, leatherworking, corn grinding, and many other crafts will be demonstrated. The event is free with park admission of $5 per car. For more info please call Susan Conley 386-3971920.Aug. 3Family ReunionThe annual Allbritton family reunion will be at Deep Creek Community Center on Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share. Call Dessie Meeks at 386-752-1473 for more.Karaoke with MarkVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host Karaoke with Mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. Wings, shrimp, and burgers will be served from 1:30-3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Call the VFW Post 2206 at 386-7525001 for more.Aug. 5Career FairSaint Leo University will host a career fair/Human Services expo at the Columbia County Public Library (Main Branch) August 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables and chairs will be provided for you to display your organization. Space is limited so call Jessica Markham, Assistant Academic Advisor, at 386752-6866 to RSVP. Aug. 6Lake City NewcomersLake City Newcomers and Friends will meet at Gator's Dockside (in the Publix Shopping Center) on Wednesday, Aug. 6 for a Friendship Lunch. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. For more info contact Rose Taylor, 755-2175. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 5A Lizzie Mae Bryant Ms. Lizzie Mae Bryant, age 85 of Fort White, FL passed on July 24, 2014. Viewing will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6-7 PM at A. Jerome Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Antioch Baptist Missionary Church, on Jordan Road, Fort White, FL. Pastor Professional care entrusted to A. JEROME FUNERAL HOME, 1560 NW 1st Ave., High Springs, FL 32643 (386) 454-1110.Trent AMir Carter And Jesus called a little child unto Himexcept ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18: 2-3 Trent AMir Carter, son of Ashanti Givens and Tyler Carter was born July 25, 2014 at Shands University Hospital Gainesville, Florida. He returned to his heavenly Father, on July 27, 2014, to rest in His bosom. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted: parents, Ashanti and Tyler; maternal grandparents, Chandra SmithFolston, Roy givens, Jr., and Vince Folston (stepdad); pater nal grandparents, Yolanda Robinson and Ken Carter; maternal great-grandparents, Roy Givens, Sr., Richard Smith and Barbara Smith; paternal great-grandpar ents, Deacon Hardrick McGuire and Flossie McGuire; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services for Trent AMir Carter will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at Quitman Cemetery, Sanderson, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring ProfessionalsDonna Faye Norris Ms. Donna Faye Norris, 59 of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at her home. She was born in Arcadia, Florida and had made Lake City her home for the past 27 years having moved here from Ft. Myers. She was currently working at the Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and had been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. Nursing was her lifes passion and she also enjoyed scrap booking. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Norris. Survivors include her son, David Ray Skinner, Lake City; her mother, Faye Crouch, Arcadia, FL; one brother, Buddy Norris, Arcadia, FL; one sister, Linda Johnson, Lake City; and one grandson, David Patrick Skinner, Lake City. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.netJoan Patricia Collins Shirley Mrs. Joan Patricia Collins Shirley, 56, of Lake City, Florida passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center. She was born in Maryland to the late Eugene and Joan [Malamphy] Collins and had lived in Lake City for most of her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed participating with 4-H Club when growing up, sewing and time she spent with her family, gave her the greatest joy. Survivors include her devoted husband of 23 years, Doug Shirley; son, Shawn Keen of Lake City, FL; daughters, Shelly Keen of Gainesville, FL and Cati Shirley (Leighton) Smith of Concord, CA; brothers, Eugene John Collins Jr. of Orlando, FL & Richard Collins of Lake City, FL; sisters, Gwen Collins of Lake City, FL & Kathy Collins of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Victoria Ross Smith and Eli jah James Smith also survive. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the chapel of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com Ill show you how a life insurance policy with living benets can help your family with both long-term and short-term needs. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. It can also provide for today. Insuring your life helps protect their future. State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311023 John Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 www.johnkasak.com Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY CALENDAR Homeschool Book SaleA used Homeschool curriculum/book sale will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Community School, 2019 SW Main Blvd. If you are interested in selling books during this event, please contact Cindy at 386-961-8130 to reserve space. You will need to bring your own table(s) for set-up.Mystery at the LibraryThe Columbia County Public Library is hosting an after-hours Library Mystery on Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Participants will work in teams, following a string of clues, to solve the mystery of who committed the crime. The event is for adults only, and registration is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please call Katrina at 758-1018 to reserve your spot. If you would like to create your own team, gather up to 5 people and register as a team. Individuals or groups of less than 5 who register will be put with others to make a team. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.CPAAA FundraiserThe Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a garage sale fundraiser Sept. 5-6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Flea Market. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help purchase safety equipment for Lake City Police Departments K-9 unit and officers. Please drop off items for donation (excluding clothing) at the vacant parking lot across from LCPD, 225 NW Main Blvd, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sea CadetsThe U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an exciting after school leadership program for boys and girls from fifth to twelfth grade. Students may explore future career fields while developing confidence, teamwork, fitness, and self-discipline. An informational meeting to learn more or sign up will be held Saturday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at the Richardson Middle School cafeteria in Lake City. See www. LibertySeaCadets.org for details.COMING UP JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterTraining the TrainerColumbia High Schools Global Logistics Academy instructor Rebecca Golden speaks with a group of 28 high school and college instructors during Technical Career Education Program Train-the-Trainer Summer Camp hosted by Material Handling Industry at the high school on Tuesday. The camp is designed to help provide industry expertise, teacher workshops, exposure to the industry through trade events and instructional materials developed by practitioners.
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424When many peo ple think of the Library, they remember story times they used to attend at their local public library. When I was growing up, my family members were all big readers and we visited our charming Carnegie Library all the time. There were story times for pre schoolers, but not for older children. I dont recall ever seeing fliers for adult programs or my parents mentioning them. Public libraries today very much resemble community centers with programs for all ages and all sorts of meetings open to the public, in addition to circulating books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, and e-books. Our Youth Services staff not only provides story times and special programs at the Library, but they also provide outreach to twen ty-five licensed daycares with boxes of books and with story times. The boxes of books rotate among the daycares. The outreach services are necessary now because so many parents work and their children have to go to daycare. We dont want them to miss out on story times and books at the Library, so we take the Library to them. We also go to local fairs and other community events to talk about library services and sign people up with library cards. The Fort White Branch Library even has a Lego Club. The number of pro grams aimed at adults has increased significantly since 2008 when we start ed our Florida Author Series during the eventful year leading up to the Librarys 50th anniversary on October 1, 2009. The Series continues and we have tried Skype a few times when the authors could not come to Lake City and we viewed the program online from their homes. Our adult pro grams have included not only Florida authors, but also interesting talks on Florida archeology, Florida cowboys, local and Florida history, as well as perfor mances by folk musicians. Katrina Evans, Assistant Library Director, books the adult programs and she is often asked how she finds out about them. Sometimes, the authors or performers contact her directly; sometimes, she is familiar with an author and visits his or her website to see if they do public programs; she has even been contacted by authors publishers to let her know the author will be on a book tour and he would like to stop at our Library. We also like to showcase local authors and have had local author fairs in the past, as well as individual programs. At the Library, we wear many hats. We provide the traditional story times for children and a diverse col lection of library materials to check out and enjoy. We also provide educational, interesting, and fun pro grams for all ages. Tutors teach people how to read and improve their math skills; volunteers provide instruction on how to use a computer or the latest software; volunteers show people how to make crafts. Local artists teach aspir ing child artists how to paint or sculpt. We are so grateful to the Friends of the Library that funds all of our children and adult programs. How do you know whats happening at the Library? Please go to our website at www.ccpl.sirsi.net and click on Library Events on the left or Kids on the right. We also publi cize our events in the Lake City Reporter and in the Chamber of Commerce Friday morning email blast to Chamber members. You may also call us at 386-758-2101. Library offers programs for all ages Debbie Paulson386-758-1018 Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Shands LakeShoreThe Auxiliary at Shands Lake Shore Hospital is looking vol unteers of all shapes and sizes. With its new regime, the Auxiliary is able to offer a variety of opportunities for volun teers willing to donate just four hours of their time each week. Of course, you may volun teer as many hours as youd like. Whether its filing paperwork, work ing on the computer, driving the golf cart, or working in the kitchen, theres a space for you. If you are 18 or older and would like a volun teer opportunity, stop by the gift shop to pick up an application or call 386-292-8000 x 21216 to receive an applica tion by mail. Gift shop hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday stays open until 8 p.m.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteerism, please call 386-758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals web site at Lakecitymedical.com or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency man agement offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organi zation should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Valley long-term recovery coordi nator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of CitrusHospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast is searching for individu als who are interested in volunteering in the Suwannee, Columbia, Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Hospice volun teers can provide ser vices such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing informa tion booths at season al festivals. Specialized training will be provid ed. To volunteer for Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, con tact Volunteer Manager Lynda Schladant at 386-755-7714 or email: lschladant@hospiceof citrus.org.Volunteer your free time here Wellborn ChurchThe Wellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, will host a Vacation Bible School on the following Wednesday nights: Aug. 6 and 13 from 7-9 p.m. Adults and children are invited. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.First BaptistFirst Baptist Church of White Springs, 16401 Camp Ave., will host a Vacation Bible School with the theme Son World, Adventure Park. VBS will be August 4-8 from 6-8:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited. Pre-registration will be Aug. 2 from 2-4 p.m. Call Pastor Brandon Witt at 386-365-8928.Bread of LifeBread of Life Ministry, 898 SW Deputy Jeff Davis Lane, will offer a Vacation Bible School for children three years old through adulthood on Aug. 68 at 7 p.m. The theme is SonTreasure Island: Where Kids Discover Gods Love. Meals will be provided and transportation is available. Call 386-628-1187 for more.Attend a VBS next month RIGHT: Ellie Keeling, 7, practices her hula hooping at Girls Club near Youngs Park. Ellie said she likes coming to play there and she enjoys making friends with the other girls.BELOW: Girls paint each others nails at Girls Club in Lake City. They get to paint nails and put on make up during some of the activi ties offered at Girls Club. They said that they spend quite a bit of time on their nails because it makes them feel grown up. From staff reports All vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots have been mailed to all vot ers that have requested them for the Aug. 26 primary election. If you or a member of your family still needs an absentee ballot, or have any questions regarding absentee voting, please call the elections office at 758-1026 x 3105 or stop by the office of Liz P. Horne, Supervisor of Elections, 971 W Duval St. Suite 102. Or you can request to receive your ballot by mail by emailing absen email@example.com. Absentee ballots still available by phone or pick-up Photos by CARTER JACKSON/ Lake City ReporterGirls Club offers days of fun Class reunions, get togethers coming up this fallCHS 84 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30th High School Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 6-11 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall. Cost is $40 per per son. A meet & greet will be at Gators Dockside, Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Call Kelli at 386-397-9482. CHS 74 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1974 will hold its 40th Class Reunion on August 15 and 16. Friday, August 15 will consist of an informal get-togeth er at Gator Dockside at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 16 will be the reunion at Quail Heights Country Club at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Friday is last day to pay. Send your check to CHS 1974 Class Reunion, 223 SE Lillian Loop Apt. 102. Contact Tonia at 386-961-6328 for more.CHS Class of '72The CHS Class of 1972 will have a 60th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 5:30-11 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. Cost is $15 per person if paid by Aug. 5 then will increase to $20. Price includes bar becue dinner. Checks payable to Class of 1972, 81 SE Anastasia Street, Lake City. Call Charles Tannachion at 386-752-3621.
severe epilepsy. Under the new law, patients who suffer from severe muscle spasms or cancer would also be eligi ble to get cannabis that is low in euphoria-inducing tetrahy drocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD, if their doctors order it.Nurseries bombardedThe law restricts dispen sary applicants --who would grow, process and distribute the low-THC product, usually a paste or oil --to nurseries that have done business in Florida for at least 30 years and grow 400,000 plants or more. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has identified at least 55 nurseries that cur rently meet the criteria. Nursery owners have been bombarded by offers from investors and operators eager to cash in on the states newest regulated industry. Rumors are rampant about nurseries that are demanding millions from potential part ners or growers who are being offered money to stay on the sidelines. Many of those inter ested in Charlottes Web, a low-THC strain named after a Colorado girl, are hoping to get started in the pot business now with an eye on a pro posed constitutional amend ment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order traditional medical marijuana for certain patients. In the meantime, eligible nursery operators are pair ing up with lobbyists and lawyers as they wade into turf unfamiliar to even the most sophisticated regulato ry experts.Statewide transportationThe law allows one dis pensing organization in each of five regions around the state. It also allows the dis pensing organizations to have an infrastructure rea sonably located to dispense low-THC cannabis to regis tered patients statewide or regionally as determined by the department. At the rule-making work shop earlier this month, health officials heard that just five locations would be inade quate to meet patients needs. The new draft rule would allow dispensing organiza tions to deliver 30-day sup plies of the medical mari juana derivative directly to patients. Potential operators are divided on the transpor tation issue. An infrastructure cannot be a truck. An infrastruc ture is a place, said Louis Rotundo, a lobbyist who rep resents the Florida Medical Cannabis Association, a coa lition of growers, investors and others interested in the pot business. The proposed rule may also mean that dispensing organizations can transport their product statewide. Giving dispensers the abil ity to distribute statewide as the law permits is critical, said Ron Watson, a lobbyist who is consulting for a group of former pharmaceutical executives who want one of the five licenses. A regional distribution system has no checks and balances and will punish the patient through cost and availability. A patient should be able to choose the best medicine regardless of where it is grown, said Watson, who also represents the Florida Medical Cannabis Association.UF wont participate University of Florida sci entists recently revealed the school would not participate in research --the law con tains $1 million for the uni versity to study the effect of low-THC, high-CBD marijua na on epileptic children --because it could lose millions of dollars in federal grants. I equate it to the what came first the chicken or the egg question. In Florida, we are trying to figure out what comes first ---the low-THC cannabis plant or the Charlottes Web medicine? Edwards said. Kerry Herndon, owner of Kerrys Nursery in Apopka, blasted health officials for keeping the lottery provision in the proposed rule. Its a disaster for the patient population. Youre making medicine for sick children. So its like any body at random within the pool and not the most quali fied? Really? said Herndon, whose nursery is eligible for one of the licenses and who is interested in pursuing one. Health officials are doing the best they can to meet a very aggressive timeline set by the Legislature, said Sen. Rob Bradley, one of the bills sponsors. We have told them that they need to produce a rule by Jan. 1, 2015, and they need to come up with a system where by we can get this in the hands of the parents of the suffering children. I trust the depart ment to come up with a practi cal way to get Charlottes Web in the hands of these suffering families, Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said.Not by schools, churchesThe proposed rule also would restrict dispensaries from opening near schools, day-care centers, churches and public parks, which Rotundo said is too far-reaching. 1998, the back-to-school sales tax holiday has saved Florida taxpayers $407.6 million. Many local stores are prepar ing to help shoppers save even more money this weekend with special sales. OfficeMax is offering 60 per cent off a Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop with Intel and 50 percent off Reebok backpacks, accord ing to an Office Depot/Max press release. Plus, more than 1,000 items the store sells will cost $5 or less, the news release says. OfficeMax... stores are excit ed about the upcoming tax-free shopping weekend. Our stores are fully stocked for the entire back-to-school shopping season along with the upcoming week end tax-free specials, Julianne Embry, Office Depot, Inc. pub lic relations senior manager, wrote in an email. We look forward to the opportunity to pass along the savings on to our customers, whether they are shopping for back to school or their business. Some J.C. Penney Co. sales are starting today. Thursday through Saturday, shoppers can save $10 off a $25 purchase with a coupon found online. The department store will also offer doorbuster sales Friday at 3 p.m. through Saturday at 1 p.m. to save shoppers addi tional money, and on Sunday, shoppers can use a coupon from the stores website to save 20 percent with a J.C. Penney Co. card and 15 percent when using other forms of payment, Lake City J.C. Penney Co. store manager Gayle Cruse said. Some items are excluded from the coupons. Its always a good event, she said. Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce exec utive director Dennille Decker said the tax-free weekend puts shoppers in the mood to buy. It gives people who are kind of on the fence about making that purchase a little bit of an extra incentive to go ahead and buy it, she said. Amanda Todd, who has a daughter starting kindergarten and a son entering fifth grade, said she saves enough money on tax-free weekend to make the lines and crowds worth it. Shes planning to start shop ping in Lake City on Friday for clothes, shoes and backpacks for her kids and then shell head to the Oaks Mall in Gainesville later in the day to finish her tax-free shopping. Cyndy Nobs, who was getting a head start to her shopping Wednesday at OfficeMax, said shell probably save about $50 this weekend as she shops for clothes at the Lake City Mall. The savings are worth it cause I can spend more money on clothes (with them), she said. But others say the hassle, the lines and the crowds arent worth the savings. Jeanie Daniels, a Jasper res ident and Hamilton County school board member, said the savings once were worth it when her children were young. But now, just with grandchil dren to shop for, they arent. She was shopping at J.C. Penney Co. at the Lake City Mall with her granddaughter Thursday morn ing to avoid having to shop this weekend. I dont save enough for the aggravation, she said. Im not knockin it. For some, its great. Just for me, its not. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 7A YearDatesClothing/ Footwear Wallets/ Bags BooksComputersSchool Supplies State Local Total 2012Aug. 3-5$75$75NE 2 NE$15$25.9$5.9$31.8 2013Aug. 2-4$75$75NE$750*$15$27.7$6.3$34.0 2014Aug. 1-3$100$100NE$750**$15$32.2$7.1$39.3 1. Savings is the revenue impact as estimated by the Florida Revenue Estimating Conference at the time of passage2. NE = Not exempt from sales tax* Computers exempt if sales price was less than $750** First $750 of computer sales price exempt Purchase is exempt if sales price less than:Tax Savings 1 (millions)TAX FACTS: Back to School Sales Tax Holiday HOLIDAYContinued From 1A Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterAshton Hoy, 18, who is shopping for school supplies for her freshma n year at Florida Southern College, looks at laptops at OfficeMax on Wednesday. Im getting a list of dorm stuff out of the way. Its pretty daunting, she said. woman, Linda Ivery, were arrested in April 2013 for alleged voter fraud in the 2010 primary in which Eugene Jefferson won re-election to his city council seat with more than 69 per cent of the vote. However, according to an investiga tive report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, of the 377 votes Jefferson received, 236 to 255 of those ballots were absentee ballots that Hornes staff can attribute to [Betty] Jeffersons efforts. Betty Jefferson faces 24 felony and two misdemeanor counts of vio lation of state election law and two counts of voter intimidation. Ivery faces six felony and two misde meanor counts of violation of state election law and two counts of voter intimidation. According to prosecutors, Betty Jefferson conspired to corruptly influence voting; obtained absentee ballots in violation of the law; and submitted false voter registration data. Court records show the original complainants in the case told author ities that the Jefferson camp would have voters sign a blank absentee ballot, where they would fill out the rest, or sign forms already filled out and just needing a signature. According to FDLE, Betty Jefferson would call and check on absentee ballots to see if they had been sent to a particular voter. The [supervisor of elections] employee told Jefferson that the voter had to call. Jefferson would then have the voter on the telephone within seconds. In a July 20 story in the Lake City Reporter, Eugene Jefferson said his wife was not assisting with his cam paign this time. On Wednesday, he claimed he had been misquoted. I expect my wife to assist me to the extent any other wife would assist her husband, he said. She has not been convicted of anything. The case is pending, and Betty Jefferson and Ivery are next sched uled to appear in court August 18. Early voting starts August 16 and the primary is August 26. POT TRUCKSContinued From 1A From staff reports LAFAYETTE COUNTYSix prison inmates suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when the prison transport they were traveling in rear-ended another vehi cle in Lafayette County. Two correctional officers traveling with the inmates escaped injury, however, the driver of the vehicle they struck, James Edgar West, was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Prisoners injured in the crash were: Samantha Karnowski, 22; Matthew Shuman, 33; Kristopher Byrd, 28; Ricky Williams, 32; Randy Schaub, 32 and Ryan Herman, 24. The wreck occurred around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in Lafayette County on U.S. Highway 27. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, a white Ford E-350 prison transport driven by correctional officer Keith A. Sims, 46, of Melbourne, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 27 with correctional officer Richard Vasquez and six prisoners. The prison trans port was traveling behind a 1991 Isuzu pick up truck driven by West, 72, of High Springs. Reports said Wests pickup was stopped for traffic, westbound and attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Lafayette County Farm Bureau office. Sims reportedly failed to stop in time caus ing the prison transport vehicle to collide with Wests pickup truck. After the collision Wests vehicle came to a controlled stop on the northern shoulder of the roadway and the prison transport was pushed to final rest on the roadways southern shoulder. No serious injuries were sustained in the crash. West was transported to Lake City Medical Center and the six inmates from the prison transport were taken to UF Health in Live Oak. Sims and Vasquez had no injuries and were not taken to the hospital for treat ment. Sims and Vasquez, along with officers from the Department of Corrections and the Suwannee and Lafayette County Sheriffs office assisted with the transport and obser vation of the prisoners while they were being treated at the hospital. Sims was charged with careless driving, according to FHP. 6 prisoners injured in van crash CAMPAIGNContinued From 1A Senior sales consultant Robert Holloway helps Michelle Dicks look for supplies at OfficeMax.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com 1BSPORTS SensationalSummer at LISTEN TO WIN!! 20 Oz. Asst. Assorted 'NbM -%2CG? OS%?N$0## n /LVWHQWR0L[RUJRWRZZZVFDIIVFRPRUZZZQRUWKR ULGDQRZFRPIRUGHWDLOV -%-n -%-n Brand Candy Bars Regular Size -%-n Candy Bars Regular Size -%-n Assorted Bars -%-n Grab N Go Assorted -%-n NOT A BOGO %87$*5($7'($/ Half Gallon&KRFRODWH0LON Diving into records BRIEFS CHS FOOTBALL Booster tickets, gifts available Columbia High football booster season tickets, parking passes and gifts are available for pickup at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods. For details, call Randy Thomas at 623-0097. YOUTH FOOTBALL Youth league registration set Registration for youth league football is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 9, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at the Teen Town Center. Registration is open to children ages 6-13. A birth certificate or proof of age is required. Cost is $50 per child. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL Team seeking players, coaches The North Florida Spartans semi-pro football team is looking for players and coaches to join the team. For details, call Luis Santiago at (386) 466-2711. RUNNING All for Hoops 5K on Sept. 13 The All for Hoops 5K and Duathalon is 7:30 a.m. Sept.13 at Ivey Park in Branford. Cost is $20 for the 5k and $30 for the 10k with proceeds to benefit basketball programs in the Branford area. Register online at www.active.com For details, call Michelle Richards at 208-2447. YOUTH CHEERLEADING Columbia Cheer registration set Columbia Cheer Association registration for the fall is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug., 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at Memorial Stadium. Fee is $40 for a first child and $35 for others. Cost of the uniform is $60. For details, call Wilma Drawdy at 965-1377. ADULT SOFTBALL Open meeting set for Aug. 8 Columbia County Adult Softballs annual open meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Southside Sports Complex. There will be election of officers for 2014-15. Only currently registered players may vote. For league info, go to ballcharts.com / CCAdultsoftball.Q From staff reports FILEColumbia High swim team members Courtney Britt (from left) Hannah Burns, Skyler Covert and Lindsay Lee set schoo l records in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay last season. Burns also has individ ual school records in the 200 Individual Medley, 100 Fr eestyle, 100 Breaststroke and 500 Freestyle. Lee has school records in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Bac kstroke. Talented swim team returns in 2014By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comColumbia Highs swim team begins conditioning on Monday. There will be a team meeting on Aug. 18 with fall practice starting the next day. Swimming is the one sport at Columbia High that has an official list of school records. Football has a partial list of records gathered by Morris Williams and Shayne Morgan. Track records have been compiled by flrunners.com (MileSplit) since the 1990s. Bill Barnett researched basketball records, but he has been gone since 2003. Soccer keeps track of year-by-year team records. Baseball has never both-ered. Records are not only recognition of excellence, but a way to look back at athletes of the past and reminisce. In the recent untimely death of Jared Allison, his family men-tioned that he swam for Columbia and may still have a record. Sure enough. Allison set the 100 Freestyle record that still stands in 2000. The oldest record on the swim team list is Jimbo Haleys 500 Freestyle mark set in 1985. That was seven years before the owner of Olympic Health Chiropractic competed for the United States in the Modern Pentathlon at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. There is one other record from the last century in the boys 200 Medley Relay, and a couple of other marks that are more than a decade old. The complete list follows: 500 Freestyle Girls: Hannah Burns 4:48.99 in 2013; Boys: Jimbo Haley 4:57.30 in 1985; 200 Freestyle Girls: Hillary Leonard 1:54.98 in 2007; Boys: Dennis Minshew 1:51.73 in 2013; 100 Freestyle Girls: Hannah Burns 52.78 in 2012; Boys: Jared Allison 50.14 in 2000; 50 Freestyle Girls: Lindsay Lee 24.34 in 2013; Boys: Matt Geisler 22.32 in 2002; 200 Individual Medley Girls: Hannah Burns 2:00.82 in 2012; Boys: Matthew Leonard 2:01.16 in 2006; 100 Butterfly Girls: Hillary Leonard 57.59 in 2007; Boys: Dennis Minshew 53.64 in 2013; 100 Backstroke Girls: Lindsay Lee 57.18 in 2013; Boys: Matthew Leonard 55.12 in 2006; 100 Breaststroke Girls: Hannah Burns 1:04.12 in 2012; Boys: David Morse 1:04.74 in 2011; 200 Medley Relay Girls: Lindsay Lee, Hannah Burns, Courtney Britt, Skyler Covert 1:49.70 in 2013; Boys: Tony Richards, Matt Hollingsworth, J.L. Layle, Jason Fisher 1:49.29 in 1994 200 Freestyle Relay Girls: Hillary Leonard, Marilee Sherrod, Heather Smith, Ashley Fortier 1:44.66 in 2007; Boys: Aaron Jenkins, Sean Brashear, Travis Russell, Matt Geisler 1:36.69 in 2002; 400 Freestyle Relay Girls: Lindsay Lee, Hannah Burns, Courtney Britt, Skyler Covert 3:45.40 in 2013; Boys: Matthew Leonard, Ben Rigdon, Blake Dekle, Eli Tuggle 3:34.56 in 2006. Footballs waiting game ends SundayBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWhile there is still nearly a month remaining before the beginning of the offi-cial football season for Columbia and Fort White high schools, fans of the pigskin can rejoice as foot-ball is on its way back. The Indians will hold a mandatory parent meeting prior to the beginning of fall practice. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Fort White High gymnasium. All parents of middle school, junior varsi-ty and varsity football play-ers are required to attend. Both teams will hit the practice field on Monday. Columbias official start of the season will be at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Gainesville High. Fort White takes the field a day later. The Indians will host Hamilton County High at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. But on the state and national level, football will appear on our television screens much sooner. The National Football League will hold its annu-al Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday with Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams taking the stage in Canton. A night later, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will represent Buffalo as an hon-orary captain and partici-pate in the coin toss of the Hall of Fame game against the New York Giants. Kelly, inducted into the hall in 2002, in May com-pleted radiation and che-motherapy sessions to treat sinus cancer, which spread from his jaw. I have always said that God willing, I will be back in Canton every summer, Kelly said. This year espe-cially, I am so thankful that I can be on hand to share in a great weekend that shines the spotlight on the Buffalo Bills. There isnt a person more deserving of joining the Hall of Fame than my teammate and friend Andre Reed. It is also a great honor for me to represent the Bills organization at the coin toss to kick off the season. The entire experience will bring back many great memories from 2002 when so many of the Bills family fans, players, and staff joined me in Canton. Columbia, Fort White begin practice Monday.
By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports didnt look far for Dale Earnhardt Jr.s next crew chief, choosing a candidate already quite familiar with the organization. Greg Ives, the race engineer for Jimmie Johnsons record run of five consecu-tive championships, will return to Hendrick next season as crew chief for NASCARs most popular driver. Ives will replace Steve Letarte, who is step-ping down at the end of the year for an analyst job with NBC Sports. Greg was our No. 1 choice, team owner Rick Hendrick said Wednesday. This is a talented guy who already has a terrific rap-port with Dale Jr. and is a fit with the organization. Ives worked under Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus from 2006 through the 2012 season. He then moved to JR Motorsports for his first job as a crew chief, in the Nationwide Series with Regan Smith. He was moved to rookie Chase Elliotts pit box this year, and has five wins as a crew chief. Elliott is also the current Nationwide Series points leader. Even though Ives was no longer in the Hendrick shop every day, JR Motorsports is co-owned by Earnhardt and Hendrick and relies heavily on HMS resources. I know what Greg is all about and really respect him, Earnhardt said. Hes a strong leader with a cool personality, and were both competitors who want to win. It was important to find someone who would fit at Hendrick Motorsports and inside our shop, and he will for sure do that. We got the best guy for the job, and I look forward to working with him next year. Ives, from Bark River, Michigan, joined Hendrick Motorsports as a mechanic in 2004. SCOREBOARD 2BAGATE THURSDAY EVENING JULY 31, 2014 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) The Quest Players rely on their skills. 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3BSPORTS Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-042 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 3BAssociated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers, creating more spots to fill around the league with preseason camps approaching. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years, and LSU has had the most of any program two years running. We do lead college football in three-and-outs, Tigers coach Les Miles said. Its not a distinction coaches particularly covet except perhaps to juice the sales pitch to teenage recruits already dreaming of their first NFL paycheck. It also creates some potential headaches for those who have some-times unexpectedly more job openings leading into August, not that coaches around the country have much sympathy. LSU has lost 18 underclassmen to the draft over the past two years. Since the leagues title run began in 2007, the SEC has had nearly as many early depar-tures drafted (109) as the next two leagues combined. The Pacific-12 (57) and Atlantic Coast Conference (54) rank second and third, according to research by STATs, Inc. The 49 first-round selections among underclass-men during that span tops the Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten combined (44). The exodus can affect the quality of play at certain positions even with a new wave of fourand five-star recruits coming in annually around the SEC, which had its seven-year run of produc-ing BCS champions halted by Florida State in January. Alabama had three junior cornerbacks picked in the first round from 2010-2013, and a position of strength became a weak link last sea-son with several young play-ers thrust into big roles. I think we recruit a lot of good players in this league, said Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, who played 14 freshmen last season. What it does for me, and what it does for our team, I guess is what I should say, is the players turn over more quickly so you play more players. Its not that those players arent good players, but in some cases they might be playing a little bit before theyre ready to play. Alabama will have fivestar freshmen Tony Brown and Marlon Humphrey vying for playing time at cornerback when camp starts. The SEC has had 60 underclassmen enter the draft the past two years, counting players who graduated but had eligibil-ity remaining. Not all have been hot commodities. The latest group had six juniors picked in the first round and nine go undrafted, nearly one-third of the 28 SEC players who declared for the draft. Former LSU and NFL defensive lineman Marcus Spears said the players leav-ing creates a big challenge in having enough depth to overcome injuries and other issues, and forces coaches like Miles to plan ahead in recruiting. You have to be able to look out maybe a year or two years in advance and kind of start honing in on those guys that can come in and replace them and play right away, said Spears, now an analyst for the SEC Network. When you lose those guys, it is a huge void, especially those underclass-men that apply for the draft. Having guys in the stable is very important. The good news for newcomers: There are plenty of opportunities for playing time, partly because of play-ers not sticking around for senior seasons. Here are a few:Q Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen is compet-ing to replace 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Q LSU tailback Leonard Fournette, considered the nations top-rated prospect, should carve out a role for himself after Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue both left with eligibility remaining. Q Alabamas Cam Robinson is the apparent front-runner to replace left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Some prospects are weighing their career options long before they arrive on campus. Ive had three (prospects), and these guys are like 16 years old, theyre saying, If I go out and dont make it, youre going to put me back on scholarship if I want to come back, right? Saban said. Im saying this guy just got his drivers license and hes got this fig-ured out already. ... But still theyve really minimized in some cases their chances of being successful, hav-ing a career as a football player. SEC easiest route early draft entree FILEFloridas Antonio Morrison takes down Tennessee quarter back Nathan Peterman who attempts to gain yards on a keeper while playing on Sep t. 21. No league has had nearly as many players leaving early to pursue NFL careers over the past eight years than the SEC. Dolphins take on new credo after bullyingBy ANDY KENTAssociated PressDAVIE The Miami Dolphins, rocked by a bul-lying scandal last season, are now wearing T-shirts bearing a credo of together-ness that was coined by the players. One by one some of the members of the offense and defense removed their shoulder pads Wednesday and changed into the new gray shirt. On the back was a list of 10 sayings bordered by the words I am a Miami Dolphin that encompass their approach to the upcoming season. Among the sayings that bring to mind last years scandal involving former offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin is this one. If I see something I will say something I commit to call it as it is. Head coach Joe Philbin applauded the gesture made by his players. I think the best way to do things is to give them some ownership and let them feel like Im not coming down from the mountaintop and saying this is a must and this is a mandate, Philbin said. I thought they did a good job. I thought they gave some consideration and some thought to it and I think its good. Probably Im a professional, is one of them I like. But I think I like them all. Theyre all good, but that one sticks to me. Its kind of all encompassing, entails a lot. Team first, too. Maybe I like team first better. Im trying to picture the T-shirt. Considering that Philbin has come up with plenty of his own rules, he joked that some of the players think he has too many and that hes a little stiff. He had approached a group of vet-erans during the offseason to emphasize his desire for them to take ownership of the team. Defensive end Cameron Wake, a three-time Pro Bowler, had showed off a T-shirt last year in the locker room that he and other mem-bers of the defense designed specifically for defensive play-ers. That one was adorned with the words Respect The Brotherhood. Guy to be first punter inducted into HOFBy JOSH DUBOWAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The seemingly interminable wait will come to an end Saturday in Canton, Ohio, when Guy gets to put on the Hall of Fame blazer for the first time as he becomes the first true punter to get inducted into the exclusive club. As much as Guy wanted personally to be a Hall of Famer, he also wanted it for his position, which he believed got disrespected every time he was passed over for the honor. That kind of bothered me because they were say-ing thats not a positon, it doesnt take an athlete to do that, its not important, Guy said. Thats what really got under my skin. It wasnt so much whether I did or didnt. I wish some-body had. It was just know-ing that they didnt care. Thats what kind of frosted me a little bit. Guy was a finalist seven times starting in 1992 without being voted in and didnt even make it that far countless others, leav-ing him to wonder if the call would ever come. He finally got in as a seniors nominee this year, joining placekicker Jan Stenerud as the only kickers in the Hall. Guy is the perfect player to get the honor because he is credited with revolu-tionizing the position after being the only punter ever taken in the first round when Raiders owner Al Davis drafted him 23rd overall in 1973. His kicks went so high that one that hit the Superdome scoreboard 90 feet above the field in a Pro Bowl helped put hang time into the football ver-nacular. His ability to pin the opponent deep with either high kicks or well-positioned ones was a key part of the success for the great Raiders teams of the 1970s and 80s. It was something that was given to me. I dont know how, he said. Im really blessed in that cat-egory. Its something I really appreciate and I advanced it and I made it into something great. Guys statistics look somewhat pedestrian com-pared to todays punters. His career average of 42.4 yards per kick ranks 61st all-time and his net aver-age of 32.2 yards (exclud-ing his first three seasons when the statistic wasnt kept by the NFL) isnt even in the top 100. Yet, he still is considered by many as the best to ever play the position and is widely respected in the fraternity of punters, including about 20 who plan to attend the induc-tion. He should be first because he played his posi-tion in an outstanding man-ner in his era, and more important than that, he brought great notoriety to the position, said Sean Landetta, who punted for 22 seasons in the NFL. Youre talking about the Hall of Fame and the most famous punter is Ray Guy. Guy also earned the respect of his teammates on the Raiders, who con-sidered him much more than a specialist and a key component on three Super Bowl champions with his ability to change field posi-tion every time he kicked the ball. It should not have taken this long to recog-nize him, former Raiders defensive back George Atkinson said. He was quite a weapon for us. Not only could he get the ball up high with hang time, but he also had great placement. Those are some of the reasons why Davis bucked conventional wisdom and took Guy out of Southern Mississippi in 1973. One of the sad byproducts of Guys long wait to get into the Hall of Fame is that one his biggest backers, Davis, wont be there to see it. The former Raiders owner died in 2011. Guy also said he will be emotional thinking of his deceased parents and his college coach, P.W. Underwood. With Davis not there, Guy has chosen his Hall of Fame coach, John Madden, to introduce him. Guy also said it is comfort-ing to know that Davis wife Carol and son Mark will be in the audience, along with many of his for-mer teammates. That will make it a little bit easier, but the leader wont be there, he said. But he will be. All hes gonna say is, Just win, baby. Strahan goes from DE to TV to HOFBy BARRY WILNERAssociated PressMichael Strahan had one objective in mind when he came to the New York Giants as a second-round draft pick in 1993 out of Texas Southern. My goal when I first started was just to make a little money so I didnt have to move back to my parents house, he says. I didnt want to disappoint my parents. So that was my goal, to kind of just make my parents proud, make them happy, play as hard and just do the best I could do. The best he could do was pretty good: Strahan will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Strahan was the leader of a defense that stunned the undefeated Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl. He holds the single-sea-son mark for sacks with 22 1-2 in 2001 yeah, we know all about Brett Favres dive for the record-setting sack. He retired with 141 1-2 sacks, seven Pro Bowl appearanc-es and four All-Pro team selections. And while he was a game-changer on the field, he was making his mark elsewhere with his gregarious personal-ity, gap-toothed smile and willingness to step out of his comfort zone. He became a regular in com-mercials, most notably for Subway. Strahan easily moved from the field to the tele-vision studio after retire-ment, and now is co-host of the Live! With Kelly and Michael morning show. But hes going into the Canton shrine because of his on-field achievements in 15 seasons, all with the Giants. Playing for one team, joining former team-mates Harry Carson and Lawrence Taylor in the hall, means plenty to the 42-year-old Strahan. Just so much history on the side of the Giants, Strahan says, and the fact that you can see we all spent our career all in one place, which just goes to show that its a family. Not that a spot in Canton was on Strahans mind when he wore No. 92 for the Giants. I think, when you once start thinking like that, youre setting yourself for failure, he says. So I just went out and played every year for 15 as hard as I could and just at the end of it all, it took me years before I looked back on my career and said, Man, I did have a pretty good career. Other than that, I just look at myself as a football player who happens to play as hard as I could and ended up by going out on the right note on a team that got hot at the right time and won a Super Bowl, and one of the most memorable ones going against an undefeat-ed team. Strahan had a sack in that game, the final one of his career. He became eligible for the hall in 2013 and was elected this year. Seeing his former teammate and mentor select-ed for the hall reminds current Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka of Strahans refusal to come off the field. Strahan started 205 of his 216 career games, and was no situational player. I remember him specifically saying, Thats just a chance for somebody to take your spot, Kiwanuka says. Hed say, Im never going to come off the field, theyre going to have to drag me off the field. You have to have that mental-ity of a warrior, somebody whos going to be out there and be accountable every single play. It takes more than determination, good health and some good fortune to achieve that. Giants gen-eral manager Jerry Reese recognizes that. Michael would get recognized most of the time as a pass rusher, and he was a great one, Reese says. But he could also play the run as well as anybody at that position. He was great against the run. He also was a teacher. Jason Pierre-Paul, the Giants main sacks threat these days, notes that Strahan taught Osi Umenyiora the tricks of the trade. Umenyiora passed them along to Kiwanuka, who did the same for Pierre-Paul. Reese took over for Ernie Accorsi as Giants GM in 2007, and his first task directly involved his star defensive end. Strahan held out of training camp, immediately setting up a challenge the new gener-al manager had to over-come. Obviously, the sides reached a deal, and six months later, the Giants were champions. Coach (Tom) Coughlin said when Chris Snee retired, Give me 100 Chris Snees on my team, Reese says. Well, you can give me 200 Michael Strahans.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 DEAR ABBY: Im a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swim mer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good about myself. As a result, I have become obsessive about my diet. I have dropped 10 pounds, mostly muscle, and my performance in the pool has suffered. If I dont see perfect definition between every ab and dont exercise for at least 2 1/2 hours a day, I feel fat and guilty whenever I eat. I have awakened in the middle of the night worry ing about what Ill eat the next day. Im concerned for the future when my metabolism will inevitably slow down. I have begun to think that death is a better sce nario than being fat, or feeling that way. I want to be able to enjoy eating again and get my life back. I dont want to tell my parents or friends for fear of seeming weak-minded. Where can I go for help? FEELING LOST IN NEW MEXICO DEAR FEELING LOST: Physical perfection is no guarantee that youll find love. Liking yourself and accepting yourself for who you are is what attracts others. Although looking like a movie star can be an asset -depending upon who the movie star is -unless you are secure about who you are and what you have to offer, you cant maintain a healthy relationship. (If you dont believe me, look at the tabloids and start counting how many movie star romances resemble a game of musical chairs.) If you truly think that death might be preferable to being fat, then you are in trouble. You may have a serious eating disorder, one that could shorten your life. Most people who have an eating disorder need professional help to overcome it, so the place to go is to your student health center. Ask to speak with a mental health coun selor about what youre doing and how youre feeling. It is important that you understand what has caused this so you can be successfully treated. DEAR ABBY: My parents 25th wedding anniversary is coming up. I thought it would be nice to have a dinner with the 12 to 14 people who were in their wedding party. If I had it at a nice restaurant, would it be rude to ask them to pay their own way for dinner? I am only 21 and just graduated from college, so I cant manage it on my own. Any advice? -SON OF SILVER PARENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR SON: I think the sentiment is sweet, but if you are going to have this kind of an anniversary party for your parents, you should wait until you can afford to host it. For this one, invite your parents out for dinner, and give them the kind of party youre planning on their 30th. HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can take on a challenge, but dont be too quick to comment or criticize. Put your energy into per sonal advancement and improvements. Dont let anyone bully you. Dont strike back with force; let success be your revenge. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dont prom ise more than you can deliver. Someone will be counting on you to live up to a promise you made. Dont let your work slip because your mind is on other things. Make plans to spend quality time with someone special. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your good friends will back you, but someone you work with or for is likely to put pressure on you. Stay within your budget and you will avoid criticism and worry. Avoid impulsive personal chang es. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You dont have to impress anyone, so dont feel obligated to make a donation or impulsive expenditure. Put greater effort into a unique idea, trip or skill you would like to master. Love will lead to greater stability at home. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You tend to think big. Take a step back and listen to advice. 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A change in lifestyle will be beneficial. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Collect old debts and consider investments that will allow you to utilize your skills in unusual ways. A change at home must be made for the right reasons. Dont let a personal matter cost you or lead to impulsive action. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Dont both er sharing your personal thoughts with peers, friends or family. Focus on work and partnerships that can help you gain financial ly or professionally. Less talk and more action will lead to your success. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick to whats important to you and to your future. Incorporate what you know and what you can do comfortably into your daily routine. Good for tune is heading your way and financial gains will come from an unexpected source. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do what you can, but dont take on responsibilities that dont belong to you. Do some thing to boost your con fidence or make you feel good about the way you look and what you have to offer. Romance will lead to personal stability. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Obsession over six-pack abs puts swimmer in unsafe water Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Deval Patrick, 58; Mark Cuban, 56; Wesley Snipes, 52; J.K. Rowling, 49; Dean Cain, 48; Zac Brown, 36; BJ Novak, 35; Demarcus Ware, 32; AJ Green, 26; Charlie Carver, 26; Alexis Knapp, 25;Victoria Azarenka, 25; Joey Richter, 25. DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS
Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, JULY31, 20145B LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 13000553CAAXMXGREEN TREE SERVICING LLCPlaintiff,v.BRIAN M. FAILLE, DECEASED; HOLLYN FAILLE, INDIVIDUAL-LYAND AS PERSONALREPRE-SENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BRIAN MICHAELFAILLE A/K/ABRAIN M. FAILLE, DECEASED; BARON KERWIN FAILLE; BRI-SON FAILLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOLLYN FAILLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARON KERWIN FAILLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRISON FAILLE; UNKNOWN TENANT1; UN-KNOWN TENANT2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-KNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 27, 2014, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on June 27, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Colum-bia County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Colum-bia County, Florida, described as:COMMENCE ATTHE SE COR-NER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, AND RUN NORTH WEST, ALONG THE EASTLINE OF SAID SW1/4 OF NE 1/4, 161.66 FEET, RUN NORTH WEST 726.72 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, CONTINUE NORTH WEST105.00 FEET, RUN NORTH WEST125.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF ROSE DRIVE, RUN SOUTH EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF ROSE DRIVE, 105.00 FEET, RUN SOUTH EAST125.00 FEET TO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, BEING THE SAME AS LOT32, BLOCK AIN AZALEAPARK, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION IN THE SW1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.a/k/a 174 SWPETUNIAPL, LAKE CITY, FL32025-3146at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NWHernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055, on November 5, 2014 be-ginning at 11:00 AM.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.Dated this 9 day of July, 2014.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ S. MarkhamDeputy Clerk05546041July 24, 31, 2014 The Columbia County Board of County Commissioners approved on July 17, 2014 to add the position of Human Resources Director to the Se-nior Management Service Class (SMSC), effective July 1, 2014. This action is in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 121.055.05546180July 24, 31, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVI-SIONCASE NO. 14000133CAAXMXBANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,PLAINTIFF,VS.ERICAL. CRIBBS A/K/AERICALEIGH CRIBBS, ETAL.,DEFENDANT(S).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated July 15, 2014 and entered in Case No. 14000133CAAXMX in the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERI-CA, N.A. was the Plaintiff and ERI-CAL. CRIBBS AKAERICALEIGH CRIBBS, ETAL., the De-fendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning Legalat 11:00 a.m. at the Columbia Coun-ty Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL32055 on the 20 day of August 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:LOT25 OF SASSAFRAS ACRES, ASUBDIVISION LOCATED IN SECTIONS 19 AND 30, TOWN-SHIP7 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE, PAGES 8 AND 8-AOF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH THATCER-TAIN MOBILE HOME: 2008, EA-GLE TRACE EXTREME MODEL#07641 SERIAL# GAFL707A57610-ER21 AND GAFL707B57610-ER21ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN SIXTY(60) DAYS AF-TER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.Dated July 18, 2014Clerk Circuit Court/s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05546144July 31, 2014August 7, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 14000219CAAMXMDEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUESTMORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R7,Plaintiff,VS.UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA-RIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,; et al.,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFI-CIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANT-EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIM-ING AN INTERESTBY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE ESTATE OF ROSEMARYB. GRIFFIN N/K/AROSEMARYB. GRIFFIN-FREE-MANLast Known Residence: UnknownYOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following property in Columbia County, Florida:COMMENCE ATTHE SOUTH-WESTCORNER OF NORTHWEST1/4 OF SOUTHEAST1/4 SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP2 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, AND RUN NORTH EAST, ALONG THE WESTLINE OF SAID NORTHWEST1/4, 100.00 FEETTO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAYLINE OF ACOUNTYMAINTAINED ROAD, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH n EAST, 470.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, AND THENCE CONTINUE NORTH n EAST, 420.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH EAST, 630.00 FEETTO THE WESTRIGHT-OF-WAYLINE, THENCE SOUTH WEST, ALONG SAID WESTLINE, 420.00 FEETTHENCE SOUTH WEST, 630.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 6.05 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on AL-DRIDGE | CONNORS, LLP, Plain-tif InV attorney, at 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200, Delray Beach, FL33445 (Phone Number: (561) 392-6391). within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before Au-gust 18, 2014 on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the com-plaint or petition.Dated on July 16, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05546123July 24, 31, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVI-SIONCASE NO. 2012-CA-000318DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOMPANYAS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLD-ERS OF THE MORGAN STAN-LEYABS CAPITALI INC. TRUST2004-HE9, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SER-IES 2004-HE9,Plaintiff,vs.ENNIS C. HARRIS; BARNITAHARRIS A/K/ABARNITAE. HARRIS; CITIFINANCIALEQUI-TYSERVICES, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/ACHARLES HARRIS; UNKNOWN TENANT#2,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated February 21, 2014, and entered in 2012-CA-000318 of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONALTRUSTCOM-PANYAS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MORGAN STANLEYABS CAPI-TALI INC. TRUST2004-HE9, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-HE9 is the Plaintiff and ENNIS C. HARRIS; BARNITAHARRIS A/K/ABARNITAE. HARRIS; CIT-IFINANCIALEQUITYSERVICES, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/ACHARLES HARRIS; UN-KNOWN TENANT#2 are the De-fendant(s). P. Dewitt Cason as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest ad best bidder for cash at 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, 32056, at 11:00 AM, on August 27, 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:LOT11, BLOCK 30, CAMPHOR KNOLLESTATES, ASUBDIVI-SION ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 1, PAGE 43 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.Dated this 22 day of July 2014.P. Dewitt CasonAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. Scippioas Deputy Clerk05546192July 31, 2014August 7, 2014 NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING TO WHOM ITMAYCONCERNThe District Board of Trustees, Flori-da Gateway College, will hold a re-ception at 3:30p.m., followed by a public meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tues-day, August 12, 2014, in the Board Room of the Administration Build-ing, (Building 001) of Florida Gate-way College. Topics of consideration will be rou-tine college business. In addition to routine college business we will seek approval on the following items: Amended 2014-2015 Scholarship Plan, Revised Student Activities Budget, Revised Student Fee Sched-ule, and Approval of Revision to Employee/Retiree Fee Scholarship Policy. Any person wishing to be heard on any agenda matter will be provided an opportunity to do so by appearing before the Board in the Board Room of the Administration Building of Florida Gateway Col-lege.All objections to this notice and pro-priety of the scheduled meeting should be filed with Florida Gateway College prior to noon, Thursday, Au-gust 7, 2014. All legal issues should be brought to the Trusteesattention and an attempt made to resolve them prior to the meeting.Please notify the Presidents Office immediately if you require accom-modation for participation in the meeting.05546276July 31, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 2014-439-DRDivision: Domestic RelationsIN RE THE MARRIAGE OF:YVONNE M. SMITH,Wife,andANTHONYW. RAY,HusbandNOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE(NO CHILD OR FINANCIALSUP-PORT)TO: Anthony W. RayYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Stephen M. Witt, whose address is PO Box 2064, Lake City, FL32056-2064 on or before August 25, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, Florida 32055, before service on Wife or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a de-fault may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.The action is asking the court to de-cide how the following real or per-sonal property should be divided:NoneCopies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Courts office notified of you current address. (You may file No-tice of Current Address, Florida Su-preme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.Dated: July 11, 2014.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ S RodriguezDeputy Clerk05546070July 17, 24, 31, 2014August 7, 2014 100Job Opportunities05545691Rountree Moore Automotive Group. Seeking highly motivated individual for sale position. Great income potential with benefits. No experience necessary. Call Chris Shelley today to set up your interview 386-758-6171 05546170Homes of Merit is looking for experienced help in the following areas: Framing, Electrical, Siding, Shingles, & Trim Apply in person at 1915 SE State Road 100, LC, FL32025 05546187LOCALCOMPANY seeking F/Tdependable employee experienced in Excel, Data Entry, 50WPM typing and answering multiple phone lines, and filing. Send Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Activity Director Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the immediate opening of Activity Director. Candidate should be certified in the State of Florida and must have a minimum of two years experience as an Activity Director. Resumes may be faxed to 386-752-8556 or apply in person at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 SWMain Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025 EOE Delivery Truck Driver needed to deliver hay to feed stores 1-3 days per week, paid by load Call Virgil 386-365-2829 or Tom 386-688-3104 Electrician Wanted Send resume or work history to: P.O. Box 2266 Lake City, FL32056 Epiphany Catholic School seeking Guidance Counselor& PT Speech Therapist Please call 752-2320 for more information REVENUE SPECIALISTIII Florida Department of Revenue, General Tax Administration, Collections; Location: Lake City; Apply at People First website https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com The State of Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer 100Job OpportunitiesMaintenance Director Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the immediate opening of Maintenance Director. Minimum of two years experience in a Nursing Home required. Must possess good knowledge of life safety requirements and state regulations. Resumes may be faxed to 386-752-8556 or apply in person at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL32025 EOE North Florida Auto Rebuilders is now accepting resumes for an exp Auto Body Combo Technician bring resume by 133 NE Anderson Terr, Lake City, Florida Processor/Closer: Title agent seeking someone familiar with all aspects of real estate closings. Competitive pay and bonuses. Resume/References to email@example.com Security Officers Needed in Live Oak, Lake City & Branford areas. Current D Security Lic., Clear background, Drivers Lic, phone, Diploma/GED. Benefits, DFWPEEO Must Apply at: www.dsisecurity.com BB9100030 StarTech Computer Center Now hiring Exp Techs. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org 120Medical EmploymentCaretenders Home Care is looking for F/TOT, RN & Clinical Team Assistant, P/TPRN RN, with home care experience. Please apply in person with a resume at 3593 NWDevane St. Lake City, FL. 32055. Sleep Tech needed PRN fax resume to: 386-754-1712 170Business OpportunitiesRemax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 Office/business in high traffic location. Updates include a newer metal roof, pine HWflooring. MLS84805 $78,000 240Schools & Education05545675INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 8/11/14 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class8/4/2014 LPN 9/15/14 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies Female Schnoodle puppy, black, had shots, wormed, CKC, health cert, born April 18, 2014 $350 Call May 386-935-6845 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. 430Garage Sales MOVING SALE 174 SWFritz Glen Fri 8/2 & Sat 8/3 7am-3pm. Furn, holiday decor, kitchen items, HH, washer/dryer, and lots of misc PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Big Roper Side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezer $250 Call 386-288-2909 Dining Room suite for sale beautiful Mahogany table with 6 upholstered chairs & lg china cabinet $750 386-754-3770 Harmaral 500 power chair lift, in good working condition. $500 386-288-6354 440Miscellaneous Mini Storage buy back. If you bought a storage unit from Mini Storage in Feb. I am willing to pay for baby keepsakes & memorabilia. Call 386-965-6099 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $450 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BR/1BAMH in park off Racetrack Rd. $425/mo. $100/dep. 386-303-1192 842 Newark Dr, Ft. White 3 Rivers Estates MH 16x76 3br/2 ba, CHAReference and Lease required. No Pets 752-4348 WATERTOWN AREA 3br/2ba SW, Handicap accessible, $500mth, $500 dep. Ater 2PM call 386-438-9371 640Mobile Homes forSaleBrand New 2015 5BR/3BA$69,900 Setup & delivered 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny.com No Money Down! Use your land. 3BR w/ porch $399/mo4BR w/ porch $499/mo 904-259-4663 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87341 3BR/2BA DWMH, split floor plan 1188 sqft $79,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 3BR/2BA, DWMH, beautiful fenced lot, oak trees, MLS87590 $75,000 OwnerFinancing 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $725 mth. 386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com Palm HarborHomes limited time offer! $5K towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K, +RPHVIURPWKHnV plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 650Mobile Home & LandLand/Home Package 1021 NE Cummings Way. 3BR/2BACity water & sewer $69,900 Call 904-259-4663 or 386-288-2374 Land/Home Package 158 Michelle Place 3BR/2BAon 2/5 acres $74,900 904-259--4663 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS87271 2 newer MH on 4.01 ac, TWMH w/2640 sqft & DWMH w/1456 sqft $185,900 .,,$,++'To place your classified ad call REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
6BCLASSIFIEDr Classified Department: n 2010 Mercury Grand MarquisExcellent condition, loaded, leather seats. 23,900 miles.$14,800386-365-7474, Terry Want to sell it quickly? Call Melissa: 386-754-0401 SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDSSelling your stuff is simple with a little help from the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Let our sales team help you place an ad today, in print and online! Call 386-755-5440 or go to www.lakecityreporter.com 705Rooms forRent ROOM 1 adult, Furnished, Clean, TV, Fridge, Microwave, Cable, Laundry. Close in. Private Entrance. For more information. Contact 386-965-3477 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent$530 mo $530 dep. 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A NO PETS 386-697-4814 1BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2BR/1BA Very clean, fresh paint, carport,No Pets at this time. $625/mo & $625/dep 288-8401 4BR/3BAupscale neighborhood Super clean $1700/mo & Deposit required. No Pets 386-438-8283 Leave message. Available 1st wk of Aug. sm. 2BR/1BA, 90 E across from college, turn Lon Easy St, R on NE Michael (182) No Pets. $450/mo + $350 dep 365-1277 Just remodeled 3bd/2ba Lg family room w/FP, lg fenced backyard w/shed $850 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 Large clean 3br/2ba Branford area. $750/mo +sec. Call 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 770Condos ForRent 3br/2ba W/D, excellent condition, new paint, pool access, CH/A References Req. Not Pets. $880 mth & $880 Dep. 752-0442, 397-3500, or 755-2235 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach $99/nightly & Labor Day Spec. Tastefully remodeled efficiency, sleeps 4, cable, picnic tables, grill plus washer/dryer ect. Scalloping starts June 28 Call now 352-498-5405 or 352-498-5986 805Lots forSale Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Place on Ichetucknee River 100lots & is large (1.5 ac) cabin on property MLS81407 $169,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Beautiful Santa Fe River Lot, 3 Lots sold together, $150,000 MLS85480 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor 3BR/2BAon 5 ac, pine floors, FP, screened back porch w/custom BBQ MLS87239 $119,900 EQUESTRIAN LOG 4BR/3BA on 32 ac. CH/A, large master suite, in ground pool, barn $459,000 386-755-1641 Leave message Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 MLS80175 Colonial grace 4BR/3BA3287sqft to much to mention $284,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 Beautiful Lake Home 3BR/2BA+ 1BR/1BAloft, office, island kitchen, screened back porch MLS83039 $249.900 4BR/4BAw/golf course view, wood & tile floors, open plan, fenced backyard. MLS83057 $269,900 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Brick, Formal living, Lg fam rm w/brick FP$119,900 MLS83143 Nice neighborhood close to I75, metal roof & lots of shade, plenty of storage space MLS84072 $69,900 Stan Batten Real Estate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 810Home forSale Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS84384 3BR/2BA, all the bells, 2 car garage, hickory flooring, FP, granite $210,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 4BR/2.5BA, 2630 sqft, 3 car garage lg open family rm, FP, hot tub MLS84608 $199,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling, great room $119,500 MLS84613 Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84668 Log home on 20.02 ac, extra lg screen porch, island kitchen & so much more $279,900 Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84683 Remodeled Tri-level, 2 master suites, Fla rm, hickory wood laminate flooring $170,000 Poole Realty Irvin Dees 208-4276 Reduced 3BR/2BAbrick, lg FP, fam rm, lg screen-in back porch MLS84778 $150,000 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS84896 3BR/2BA, 2 ac, pool, Italian tile, Corianne counter-tops. Must see $224,900 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS84896 3BR/2BA, lg yard, lg master, kitchen open to dining room. $119,500 Newer custom home in country w/2 additional bldg lots, custom kit, lg master suite, 2 private BR, MLS84910 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BA, lg lot overlooking White Lake, 2 car garage MLS84965 $249,900 Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BAbrick, 2600 sqft features basement on 43 ac, pasture & more MLS85113 $398,700 Hallmark Real Estate, Rob Edwards 386-965-0763 Gorgeous heated pool home on 5 acres w/huge workshop, $249,000, MLS85362 Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 Custom built 3BR/2BA, rustic charm, dream kitchen, soaring 2 story living room. MLS85613 $159,900 Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 3BR/2BAnestled under trees on 9.37 ac, open kitchen, dining rm & living rm, 3 ac fenced MLS85844 $183,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Brick 3 car garage, spacious 3BR/2BA& 1/2 ba freshly painted $234,900 MLS85931 Poole Realty 362-4539 Bank owned, 1800 sqft, 3BR/2BA, screen porch, FPMLS85947 $98,500 Hallmark Real Estate, Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 River home w/glassed front room facing wide deep portion of the Suwannee. Move in ready MLS86237 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor Great 4BR/2BA, lg screened back porch, split BR plan MLS86249 $164,900 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS86396 4BR/2BAon 22.95 ac, numerous upgrades, newly renovated, fireplace $369,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86659 4BR/2BA, lg great rm, w/FP, dining rm, open kitchen Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS86774 over 2,000 sqft. Home has so much to offer, need to see. $97,650 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 In town, ingroud pool, established neighborhood, close to VA$79,000 MLS86804 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 Custom Lake home, 2900 sqft, 3BR/2.5BA, view, hardwood floors MLS86857 $359,500 Immaculate home 3BR/2BA, 4.06ac, 2068 sf, workshop w/3750 sf heated & addnl 1875 sf on back of shop MLS86903 $299,995 Stan Batten Real Estate Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Nice brick on 5 ac, ready to move in, 3 miles from I75 MLS86967 $144,000 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 Brick on 19.58ac, 4BR/3BA, formal dining & parlor, FR, FP, $200,000 MLS86975 Poole Realty David Mincey 590-0157 3BR/2BAbrick on 4 gorgeous ac, pasture fenced area, clean. MLS86981 $129,000 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 14.97ac farm, 3BR/2BA, lg family room, fencing, pecan trees, MLS87023 $129,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 1662sqft 3BR/2BA just painted inside, fenced yard MLS87069 $174,900 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87070 3BR/2BA, Ranch style, stone fireplace, fenced yard $89,900 Beautiful home 4BR/3BA2320sf 3094sf under roof, screened rear porch, FP Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 MLS87078 $207,900 Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS87133 3BR/2BA, 1602 sqft, lg family room w/built in cabinets & bookshelves & more. $135,000 United Country Real Estate Dicks Realty 5 BR/3 BAbrick home. Hunters paradise on 34 ac $440,400 Call Susanna Dicks @ 386-365-3307 MLS87215 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2.5 BA, covered breezeway connects 2 car garage 2/workshop, greenhouse storage area, $199,900, MLS87221 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87228 3BR/2BA mfg home in Brandon Heights, needs TLC 810Home forSale Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS87256 4BR/2BAbrick in Russwood, split floor plan, FP, screened porch $269,000 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 Great 3 BR/2 BA, living rm., fam. rm., lots of windows, treed backyard, $112,000, MLS87259 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor Pristine Equestrian Estate 4BR/2BA, granite counter tops & so much more. MLS87263 $240,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Very nice 2000 MH, 3BR/2BA, screened back porach & shed MLS87267 $50,000 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2.5 BA, FP& wet bar, hardwood & ceramic or marble thru-out. Special financing, $174,000, MLS87279 Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 Updated 3BR/2BA, huge privacy fenced, exceed expectations MLS87283 $159,900 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2 BABrick on 5 ac., split floor plan, hardwood cabinets, corian countertops. SS appliances. MLS87309 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87312 Priced to sell, 3BR/2BACB Block 1255 sqft, above ground pool. Formal DR, lg great room w/stone FP, granite countertops, lg screened porch, pool MLS87336 $187,000 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 55 & older community. Need TLC $69,900, MLS87343 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS87374 Still looks new, 3BR/2BA, split floor plan, screened porch $139,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BR/2BAin Piccadilly Park w/in ground pool, needs TLC MLS87378 $95,000 Sold as is Poole Realty 362-4539 On the river 2BR/1.5BA, great kitchen, seperate workshop overlooking river. MLS87410 $115,000 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 3BR/3BA, 2040sf, DWMH, 4ac fenced, LR w/FP, lg master w/his/hers baths MLS87417 $89,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 3BR/2.5BA, open kitchen, great rm, newer flooring, spacious BRs, she/workshop MLS87419 $245,000 4BR/3BA, 3700 sf 14ceilings, fenced, luxurious and full of amenities. Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 MLS87423 $295,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 Stucco, plenty of space, open floor plan, FM, Liv, & Dining, private backyard. MLS87438 $229,000 Hallmark Real Estate, Nate Sweat 386-628-1552 3 BR/2 BA home, has new tile & carpet on 1/2 acre near town, new refrig., fenced $117,000, MLS87447 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87463 5BR/3BA w/2 master suites, MH, all on 1 ac, lg deck $70,000 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87476 lake front Lake Lona, 3BR/2BA, 1603 sqft, 1.4 acres $199,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BR/2BA, New ceramic tile in living area, new windows, covered back porch MLS87484 $75,000 New Kitchen & granite countertops, metal roof, downstairs fam rm w/pondview MLS87493 $129,900 Stan Batten RealEstate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 3BR/2BA, 2040 sf metal roof, porch & pool, security system, appliances included MLS87494 $149,900 Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 4BR/2BA+ loft, 2958sf, access to Lake Jeffery, h/w floors, wood burning FP, pool MLS87511 $274,500 Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BAbrick w/in ground pool on 40ac, fenced & cross fenced MLS87513 $370,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87526 Lovely 3BR/2BAw/ nice yard & possibilities, nice quite community $155,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 4000 plus sqft 5BR/5BA 16 plus ac, lake, pool, horse ring & so much more MLS87531 $449,000 Like new residence in center of Lake City, close to everything, move in ready MLS87532 $119,900 Stan Batten Real Estate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 3BR/2.5BA, 2 story log, 11.16ac fenced & cross fenced, rock FP, 3 stall barn w/tack MLS87540 $219,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87544 Relax & enjoy the scenic 10 min drive to 3BR/2BAhome on 1 plus acre. Hallmark Real Estate, Rob Edwards 386-965-0763 5 BR on 5 ac!, Lg. formal dining, new appl. & cabinets. Private entrance to in-law suite $299,000, MLS87546 Hallmark Real Estate, Tanya Shaffer 386-397-4766 Country Home w/lg. workshop w/electric greenhouse & jacuzzi on enclosed back porch. $119,900, MLS87551 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 On over 1/2 ac, 3BR/2BA, over 1700 sqft, split floor plan, lg master MLS87567 $165,000 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 2BR/1BA, 1140sf, 1+ acre, brick FP, scr'd back porch, det garage & workshop. MLS87578 $79,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS86467 Great 3BR/2BA, new carpet, split bedroom plan $99,000 810Home forSale Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Wonderful home, gas FP3BR/2BA& office, spacious kitchen, great area MLS87594 $184,900 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 Attractive 3 BR/2 BA, recently renovated, all new windows, eat in kitchen, new HVAC, $75,000, MLS87602 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 River life, fully furnished on Suwannee, many upgrades, storage, workshop, dock. MLS87604 $259,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 Private 2 ac retreat near Ichetucknee w/access to private swimming & tubing. Move in ready MLS87605 $165,00 Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creek 386-719-0382 Priced to Sell! 3 BR/2 BAhome in town, close to schools, church, shopping, Sacrifice at $98,500, MLS87621 United Country Real Estate Dicks Realty 3 BR/1 BAhome in quiet neighborhood. Convenient to town. $84,900 Call Amy Wollum @386-365-7790, MLS87647 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 4BR/2BA 1500 sqft, open patio, new roof. $129,900 820Farms & Acreage1/2 acre lots; Ownerfinancing $ 300 down; $ 77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 830Commercial PropertyUnited Country Real Estate Dicks Realty Office location on Baya Ave. across from FLPest Control. $119,900. Call Susanna Dicks 386-365-3307, MLS86803 830Commercial PropertyCentury 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Owner ready to retire Motel has 25 rms, wash rm & 1448 sqft brick home MLS87454 $550,000 9OULLFINDITHERE Xn\\b [Xpj Lake City Reporter 180 East Duval St. Lake City, FLorida 32055Contact us at the paper.Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.5:00 p.m.CLASSIFIED ADS 386-755-5440 SUBSCRIPTION 386-755-5445 ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS 386-752-1293 ELECTRONIC ADS SEND TOads@lakecityreporter.com THIS REPORTER WORKS FOR YOU! Lake City Reporter