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SUNDAYEDITION Her job istough but rewarding 6A Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM COMMUNITYMeet Your Neighbor: Steve Wisniewski, 6A. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 149 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4ABusiness . . . . . . . 1CObituaries . . . . . 5AAdvice & Comics . . 3D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSTurnovers doom Indians first game 1B. 94 72 Storm chance, 8A CHS students earning their STRIPES 1D Indians dominate, but lose 1B By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.com A 7 a.m. crash on US 441 claimed two lives Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Ryan Todd Schaefer, 24, and Ashley Rose Colvin, 21, both of Lake City, were killed, an FHP news release said. Schaefer was was trav eling north on US 41/441 at Alfred Markham Street when his 1990 Chevrolet Geo went off the road way for unknown reasons, FHP said. When Shaefer attempted to steer back onto the road he lost contol of his car, which was struck on the passenger-side door by the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu of Chad Robert Cato, 23, also of Lake City. The release said Cato, who was unhurt, could not avoid the collision. Schaefer died at the scene, while Colvin was taken to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center where she later Common law group takes on prosecutor FILEIn this June 22 file photo, Carolyn Woolsey, owner of Cottage Casual Gifts & Home Furnishings and Floor-N-Decor, shows where stagnant construc tion interrupts her business. COURTESY FHPTOP, BELOW LEFT: Two Lake City residents who were riding in the white Geo pictured ab ove were killed in an early morning crash on US 441 Friday, FHP reported. Early morning crash kills two Driver lost control, crossed into path of oncoming car. EMILY BUCHANAN/ Lake City ReporterTwo tow-truck workers load the damaged vehicles onto their truck. CRASH continued on 7A By ROBERT BRIDGESrbridges@lakecityreporter.com CROSS CITYA Dixie County man has submitted court documents here purporting to charge Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister with crimes including obstruction of justice and tam pering with a grand jury. Another doc ument posted online by a group asso ciated with the man purports to charge Siegmeister with treason. Legal experts say the documents do not have the force of law and are mean ingless. The allegations were submitted under Dixie County group says Siegmeister corrupted grand jury; legal experts call claim meaningless. Statutory vs. common law grand juriesFrom staff reports A statutory grand jury is called by the state to determine whether sufficient evidence exists to try an SIEGMEISTER continued on 7A COMMON LAW continued on 7A By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.com The Florida Department of Transportation has approved a new contractor to finish wid ening U.S. 90 West in a project that has been stalled since March when the original contrac tor defaulted. The $10 mil lion project, which began in January 2013, was to add two lanes, curbs, sidewalks and an underground drain age system to the existing two-lane road within a year and a half. Just a little over $2.3 million has already been used by the old contrac tor, which leaves about $8 million left to use, said Gina Busscher, public information director of the FDOT District 2. The new contractor, Preferred Materials, Inc. of Jacksonville, should resume work around October or November, but Busscher said the new completion date will be announced at a later date. The project extends from Lake City Avenue to Brown Road, which is a little over a mile. The original contractor defaulted after US 90 project will finally getback on track Work, which stalled when contractor defaulted in March, will resume this fall. CONSTRUCTION continued on 3A TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterWayne Chambers, of Maryland, fills up with fuel Friday before getting ba ck on the interstate. He said gas prices, the lowest for Labor Day weekend i n four years, had no impact on his travel plans.Labor Day weekend gas prices lowest since the 2010 holidayBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.com Labor Day weekend gas prices were at their lowest in the past four years and the impact was evident with the amount of traf fic on the interstates and local roadways over the weekend. Mark Morrissette, a wildlife biologist traveling from Eureka, Calif., to the Everglades, filled his late model Subaru at Exxon on U.S. 90. He said he had no problems with paying $3.43 per gallon of unleaded because when he left home the gas there was $4.89 per gallon. I love the gas prices down here, he said with a chuckle. The prices here are like a dollar cheaper. According to the AAA website, the average gas price in July was reported at $3.52 and steadily decreasing. In the latest report, gas prices around the country were aver aging $3.43 per gallon of regular gasoline, 13 cents cheaper than 2013. AAA reports indicate that the last time gas was priced this low leading into Labor Day weekend was in 2010. The average gas price for Labor Day 2012, was around $3.75 per gallon. Morrissette said he believes the price of gasoline has little, if any, impact if people have decid ed to travel during a holiday Travelers say cost of gasoline had no effect on holiday travel plans anyway. GAS PRICES continued on 7A Just a little over $2.3 million has already been used by the old contractor, which leaves about $8 million left to use. Gina Bussher, FDOT District 2COURTESY FHP
2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 CORAL GABLES A n American crocodile suspected of biting two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died. Wildlife officials say the croc named Pancho died Friday morning while fighting capture by two trappers. Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jorge Pino told the Miami Herald the 12-foot, 300 pound crocodile died on shore after being retained. Pino says the body was taken to a state facility for evaluation. The hunt for Pancho attracted a half-dozen trappers. He was accused of biting two swimmers who jumped into the canal that runs through the Gables by the Sea community early Sunday. Neighbors had mixed feelings about the hunt for Pancho. Some had admira tion for the croc, especially since hed been relocated twice and found his way back. SunRail resumes after body found SANFORD Authorities say a central Florida commuter train struck and killed a man. Sunrail service was suspended early Friday after the body was found on the tracks in Sanford, but it resumed later that morn ing. Sanford police officials say a train conductor spotted the body early this morning and contacted police. Few details were immediately available. Sunrail service, which began earlier this year, was affected in Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties because of police activ ity.Car slams into day care, 2 women hurt TAMPA Authorities say two women were seriously injured after their car crashed into a Tampa day care center. The crash happened early Friday morning, well before any students or workers arrived at the Achievement Center for Early Learning. Police say the driver of the car apparently lost control and skidded across the road and slammed into the day care cen ter. Two women in the vehicle were taken to Tampa General Hospital. Their names or condi tions were not released. Officials say the center will be closed on Friday. It serves children through age 11 in pre-k, kindergarten and before and after school care. Police are investigating. Man faces life for fatal robbery BARTOW A central Florida man is facing a mandatory life sentence after being convicted in a fatal home invasion. A Polk County jury found 33-year-old Christopher Batchelor guilty Thursday of first-degree murder, armed bur glary, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit bur glary of a structure. Sentencing was delayed to Friday so 36-year-old Homero Arteagas family could be present. Authorities say Batchelor beat Arteaga to death during a 2012 robbery. Another man 47-year-old John Barrett was convicted in March of manslaughter and other charges related to the fatal robbery. The Ledger reports that he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.2 shocked, 1 fatally, in St. Augustine ST. AUGUSTINE Authorities say two men were shocked one fatally after one used a chain saw in an attempt to clear fallen tree branches from a power line. The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office reports that someone on Thursday reported a fire after hearing three loud booms behind a house in St. Augustine. Neighbors responded and found 42-year-old Chad Janes lying on the ground. He had been cutting branches from a power line and was electrocuted. A neighbor, 51-year-old Joseph Sheffield, tried to move Janes and was also shocked. Sheffield survived his injuries and was being treated at an area hospital. Deputy shoots, kills suspects dog MERRITT ISLAND A Brevard County Sheriffs deputy fatally shot a dog after it bit his hand during a domestic violence call. Sheriffs spokesman Dave Jacobs told Florida Today that deputies responded to a Merritt Island home on Thursday and learned that the victim had been battered by a man and bitten by his dog. Deputies spotted the suspect driving nearby and stopped his vehicle. They say the large, short-haired tan dog jumped out of the vehicle and charged. Deputy Anthony Mustante shot the dog after it bit his left hand. The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment. Animal services took the dog to be test ed for disease. Deputies arrested 45-year-old Reginald Tyler Harris Jr. on an aggravated battery domestic violence charge. It was unclear whether hes hired an attorney. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS HOW TO REAC H USMain number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. 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Corporal Jason Langston (above) was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and Detention Deputy John Geiger (below) was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant Langston and Corporal Geiger are assigned to the Detention Division and will remain in that division as shift supervisors.Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture AROUND FLORIDA The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. See an error? The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run on this page at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at email@example.com. Submissions Obama family attended wedding of longtime personal chef Saturday WASHINGTON Heres what the Obama family had on its plate Saturday evening: the White House chefs wedding. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were among the guests at the wedding of Sam Kass, their longtime family chef and a close friend of the first family. Kass is being mar ried to MSNBC host Alex Wagner at a farm-to-table restaurant in Westchester County, north of New York City. Obama and Kass, who also serves as food policy counselor and regular presidential golfing partner, have a strong friendship. That bond was highlighted earlier this month when Obama went to Kass Washington apartment for dinner amid the headlines from Iraq, Ukraine and Ferguson, Missouri. Its long been said that a presidents most valuable commodity is his time. The fact that Obama spent five hours at Kass apartment on one of the 30-something aides final evenings as a bachelor attests to their rapport. Obamas rounds of golf are often his only other outings that last as long and those games often include Kass. The first couple and daughters Malia and Sasha were attending the ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. The union of Kass, 34, and Wagner, 36, also highlighted what some contend is too much togetherness between the media and the people they cover. Naturally, the guest list is expected to include staff from both the White House and the liberal-leaning cable news outlet, with people from both sides breaking bread at the same dinner table. Kass began preparing meals for the Obamas when the family lived in Chicago. They then persuaded him to come to the White House in 2009. Now hes one of their longest-serving aides. Besides preparing meals most week nights, Kass is also a senior nutrition policy adviser and executive director of the first ladys anti-childhood obesi ty initiative. Its not unusual for presidents to attend or participate in weddings. Recent presidents, including Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, mostly attended weddings for family mem bers. The weddings Obama has witnessed as president were all for top aides, not family. His sister and brother-in-law where married before Obama took office; his daughters are still in middle and high school. Last October, Obama hosted a Rose Garden wedding for Pete Souza, the presidents chief official photographer. In June 2012, Obama and his family attended the backyard wedding of the daughter of White House senior advis er Valerie Jarrett. The ceremony was held a block from the Obamas home in Chicago and the Obama family walked over. In May 2008, George W. Bush was in office when his daughter, Jenna, married at the family ranch in Crawford, Texas. Bill Clinton was pres ident in May 1994 when his brother-in-law, Tony Rodham, married Nicole Boxer, the daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. That union ended in divorce years later. Clinton also was best man when his brother, Roger, married in Dallas in March 1994. Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, attended the August 1984 wedding of their daughter Patti Davis to yoga instructor Paul Grilley in a 17-minute ceremony at the posh Bel-Air Hotel. Reagan spoke one line in the ceremo ny, responding Her mother and I do when asked who would give away the bride. The couple divorced years later. Scripture of the Day The question for the child is not: Do I want to be good? but Whom do I want to be like? Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer (1903-1990) For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy tem ple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Ephesians 2:18-22Thought for Today Q Associated Press Q Associated Press
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 3A Council sets public hearings to adopt budgetBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLake City officials have scheduled a series of public hearings for Tuesday as they prepare to adopt the citys 2014-15 fiscal budget. The public hearings will take place during the 7 p.m. city council meeting at 205 N. Marion Ave. in City Hall. According to the meetings agenda, the first public hearing will be to adopt the fire assessment rates for fiscal year 2015. Last month city officials adopted the proposed 201415 fire assessment rates, with a 57 percent increase for local motel/hotels, which will now have to pay $.1189 per square foot for fire protection services. In addition to the fire assessment rates, city officials are also scheduled to discuss adopting the 3.9751 millage rate and the citys proposed $53.4 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15. City officials plan to address some of the citys stormwater issues, pave roads and give employees a three-percent pay increase through budget funding. City officials plan to pull $500,000 out of the citys reserves and put the funds into a capital improvement fund to address road paving and stormwater issues (replacing aged drainage lines and pipes throughout the city). The 2014-15 fiscal budget, $53,420,372, is an increase of more than $4 million from the citys adjusted $48,529,674 budget approved for 2014. The meeting was rescheduled from Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. To take place Tuesday at City Hall at 7 p.m. By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.comBeginning Tuesday, Floridians will pay less in car registration fees thanks to a bill signed last April by Gov. Rick Scott. Columbia County Tax Collector Ronnie Brannon said tag renewal fees have gone back to pre-September 2009 rates. He said motor vehicles weighing 3,400 to 5,000 lbs will be reduced $25, and vehicles weighing less than 3,400 lbs will also be reduced. Brannon said the tax collectors office placed a flyer out with renewal notices, but he did not think many residents were informed that lowered rates were not effective until September 1. Weve been trying to get the word out because not everybody knows about it, he said. Ive been trying to tell people to wait to renew if their birthday is later in the year. Although the tax collectors office will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday, residents can go online at www.gorenew. com with the Florida Department of Highway and Safety and Motor Vehicles to renew their tag before midnight. Im glad rates were lowered. It helps everybody out, Brannon said. He said before rates went up in September 2009, around 2,000 people showed up at the tax collectors office the night before to renew under the old rates. Similar to that night, they are expecting an overload of people to register online by midnight on September 1, Brannon said. Lower car registration fees take effect completing only 20 percent of the project, according to Busscher. Finding a new contractor was not an easy task. Busscher said in June the FDOT had a contract with a bonding agency, Fidelity and Deposit Co. of Maryland, that acted as a middleman between the agency and potential contractors. She said that because the job is so large and would require out of state contractors to transport their equipment, the cost would go up dramatically if a qualified Florida company could not be found. While most area businesses are pleased to hear that work will soon resume, some businesses have suffered during the process and one will have to relocate. Im glad they found somebody, and Im its going to be done, said Shanda Friend, owner of A Groom Above. She said she did not believe her business had been affected negatively by the construction because she did not take walk-in customers. Friend said her clients came by word-of-mouth and through appointment only. Other businesses werent so fortunate. Carolyn Woolsey, owner of Cottage Casual Gifts & Home Furnishings as well as Floor-NDecor, a wholesale business, said while she is glad construction will start again, she put the building up for sale in 2012 when she first heard about a median being added to the road. Woolsey said with a median, a semi truck would not be able to get flooring material in or out of the store. We cant get the trucks around the building once they get these medians in, Woolsey said. Thats why the building has been for sale, because once they finish the work, we cant receive semi trucks at this location. Although the building has been for sale for awhile, she said the deal closed recently and has forced Woolsey to move her business out by October with nowhere to go. She said she had planned to downsize Floor-N-Decor, and had been expecting to move, but did not think it would happen this quickly. Woolsey said the business will close altogether for a time. We cant just quickly build in two months and be ready, so were going to spend a little time to make sure we have the plans that we want, Woolsey said. So therell be a lull in between. And the commercial flooring is a whole different thing, so its going to go into a warehousing district right away. Woolsey said many residents would tell her the construction confused them on how to get to her store, or the traffic would make it difficult to get in and out of the parking lot. Its really kind of hard to tell if the construction has hurt my business because the store was only open a year before the construction started, so a year and a half now, its been under construction. So weve been open while its been under construction longer than when it hasnt been under construction, Woolsey said. But I think it has affected my business. Other local businesses also claimed the construction of U.S. 90 West had indeed affected business. Andy Tong, owner of Happy Nails 2 in the shopping center near the intersection said in January his business had gone down by 10 percent since the project began. Tony Richards, owner of CarQuest Auto Parts on Pinemount, said in January the construction made it difficult for both customers and deliveries to park at his property, and said his sales had been down 50 percent. EMILY BUCHANAN/ Lake City ReporterCarolyn Woolsey, owner of Cottage Casual Gifts & Home Furnishings, is pictured in her store, which will close in October. CONSTRUCTIONContinued From 1A FILEIn this June 22 file photo, Chris Batten, co-owner/office manager of Stan Batten Real Estate shows her disgust about the construction project near her business. She said it has led to a seriously safety issue for customers and other motorists, since drivers have a hard time seeing the traffic paint on the asphalt that indicates the turning lane. By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.comA local man faces charges for aggravated battery and petty theft after shocking a woman with a stun gun, according to an arrest report from the Lake City Police Department. An officer responded to a call in reference to a report of aggravated battery on Thursday at 1:39 a.m. When the officer arrived at the scene, Amanda Delucca told him Jerakye Leigth-Ligsay Deck, 26, had shocked her with a stun gun, the report said. She told the officer that Deck was prone to violent mood swings and Deck had taken Deluccas stun gun out of her bedroom and used it to shock her on her inner thighs. She told the officer she went to her neighbors house to call the police. But before Delucca was able to call police, the report said Deck took the phone from her and called his mother to pick him up. Delucca took the phone back and called police as Deck left with the stun gun. Officers found Deck at his mothers house where he only admitted to being at the residence after officers informed him they had reason to believe he was there. The report also said Deck told police he did not use the stun gun on Delucca. After investigation, the officer said it revealed Deck had shocked Delucca two times with the stun gun and caused a slight abrasions, according to the report. Deck was booked into the Columbia County Jail on $6,000 bond.Man faces charges of aggravated battery
To the Editor:The state may or may not choose to protect our children. Therefore it is obvious. God is up to something or the devil wouldnt be fighting us this hard. The children are going to win. We cannot allow these kinds of actions in our community. Just wondering: would it be justified for a group of 19 fiveor six-year-olds to pop a so-called teacher with a ruler, pull her hair out by the root, break rulers and a yard-stick over her behind and back, pinch her and stick her in a closet in the dark? Crystal BrownLake City OPINION Sunday, August 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: firstname.lastname@example.org T he county Tourist Development Council has been without a leader since February, and while final-ists for a new director have been winnowed down to four, were beginning to wonder if this post will ever be filled. The late Harvey Campbell left in midFebruary, and since then weve seen delay after delay in the search for his replace-ment. The post was advertised, then county officials said they should have cast a wider net and ought to run the ad in national trade publications as well. They did, and lots more candidates poured in. The process dragged on.Just last week we learned the new, expanded field had finally been narrowed to four, but werent given any idea when a final choice would be made. Its time to get moving.Now that Campbells former right-hand woman, Paulette Lord, has also retired, the sense of urgency grows even stronger. Tourism has become a major industry here, thanks in great part to Campbells leadership, and we ought not go much longer with nobody at the helm. We must not lose our precious, hard-won momen-tum. There is real talent among the four finalists. Lets make our pick and get on with business. Get moving on new TDC chief Q Associated Press LETTERS TO THE EDITOR So now shes a teenager TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1886, an estimated 7.3 magnitude earthquake devastated Charleston, S.C., killing at least 60 people. In 1941, the radio program The Great Gildersleeve, a spinoff from Fibber McGee and Molly starring Harold Peary, debuted on NBC. In 1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in nearly 70 deaths. In 1973, movie director John Ford, 79, died in Palm Desert, Calif. In 1988, 14 people were killed when a Delta Boeing 727 crashed during takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. I bought a new cell phone this summer. Not for me. It was a small phone for small hands itching for a wide reach, highpowered technology and a connec-tion to the outside world. Or at least the ability to text other teenagers across town. I held out as long as I could, but it was time. Lauren turned 13 last week. Yep, Im the parent of a teen-ager. The phone was part of a negotiated agreement, delivered early in the summer as part of my plan to teach responsibility, proper behav-ior and how to deal with growing up, doing the right thing, being mature and all the other blah, blah, blah stuff Dads are required by oath to say to their teenaged daughters all the while their teen-aged daughters roll their eyes and turn up the volume of the latest dance track in their brain in hopes of tuning out what their loving par-ent is saying. Can I go back in my room now? She has done an excellent job of maintaining her end of the Cellphone Constitution, which basically says I have all the rights since I pay the bill and she has very limited privileges at my whim. Ive only had to say, Its not an oxygen tank. You wont die if the phone leaves your hand. about 146 times. So Im winning. Since I bought the phone, I thought it only fair that I should set it up and record her personal voice-mail greeting. It went something like this. Thanks for calling Laurens phone! If youre a teenaged boy, hang up now and there will be no hard feelings. This is her Dad Hear my voice, and realize Im everywhere. For everyone else, please leave a friendly message and Lauren will call you back as soon as possible! She freaked out when she played the message, then instantly lobbied her mother to call the preacher, her attorney uncle, the editor, and the sheriff to have me committed to solitary confinement for my terribly unjust behavior. I had a great time with it for about an hour, then let her record her own message. Of course, no one talks on a phone any more. Its all texts and tweets and Instagrams and SnapChats and dozens of other phone apps that give me fits. I know Facebook, but Facebook is so 2010. No teeny bopper stoops to use it. Ive noticed this summer that she continues to develop her sense of humor and it is dangerously similar to mine. We have enjoyed humor in many of the same areas this summer and more often than not, she does laugh at my jokes. Maybe its a plot to keep me paying the cell phone bill, but at this point, Ill take it. We have bonded this summer. She is growing quickly into a young adult and she is handling this responsibility in a way that makes me very proud of her. Weve had great conversations of substance. She showed she could be reliable, complete tasks and earn money. And, she embraced managing and saving money. She has had the summer of a lifetime. She and her mother trav-eled with me on a business trip to Miami that included quality time experiencing the culture of South Beach and the excellent food in Little Havana. We visited several of the citys eclectic neighborhoods and got a feel for the foundation of Miami far beyond what most tour-ists see. Our family vacation saw us visit the Maine coast and Acadia National Park for a few days. I made special note to mentally record her every step hiking on the ancient, granite cliffs, as she climbed around amazed at tide pools and crashing waves. We took a boat trip 35 miles into the North Atlantic to pull alongside humpback whales on their feeding grounds. It was foggy, 45 degrees and we were bundled and uncomfortable, but we still talk about the powerful grunts and breathing sounds made by one of the largest animals on earth. She is 13. There wont be too many more summer family vaca-tions to experience before she heads out on her own and this makes me sad. She and I redecorated her room floor to ceiling, which was her last wish as a 12-year-old. Amid picking out new colors, choosing painting supplies, moving furniture and wall decorations, we took on the chal-lenge with a lot of laughter. Throughout the taping and painting process, there were a lot of goofy jokes and singing. We dripped paint on ourselves and each other. The job is not profes-sional perfect, but it is our master-piece. We laughed a lot and midway through it, she hugged me and whispered, Im so glad were doing this together. These are the things she will remember. I may survive this 13th birthday after all. Maybe. No justice for Pinemount kids Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. To the Editor:How come the wealthy are getting richer and the poor are not keeping up? Could some of the reason be work ethic? The wealthier work 10-12 hour days. The lower income hope to get 8 hour days. Another factor may be education. Vocational or college. Over 90 per-cent of wealthy have four or more years of college. Those working in hourly positions may have completed high school. How can we get more people to complete their education? If we had good schools challenging the students they will learn. They can only learn if they are in school. What if we penalized the parents of children that were truant or didnt work hard in school. Maybe those parents and children should do community service or the par-ents paying the school for their child not bring there. This may not be a nice way of doing it, but when money is effected it gets peoples attention. If this worked over the next 5-12 years we might have 95 percent high school graduation rates and 20-50 percent college and vocational school graduations. Is this legal? Would it work? I dont know but if it did more people would be working with higher pay. Irv CrowetzLake City Why arent the poor keeping up?4AOPINION
Aug. 31New Pinkney HillThere will be a meeting for all citizens concerned with New Pinkney Hill Cemetery on Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at New Mount Salem Church. Call President Wright at 386-754-8923 for more.Sept. 2SAR MeetingThe Lake City Chapter of The Sons of The American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 6 p.m. at the Old Times Country Buffet in the Lake City Mall. The September meeting will include a Reunion Presentation for the Sons of the American Revolution, featuring legendary banjo player Skip Johns and his band. The group has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, and have opened for many country and bluegrass legends, including Johnny Cash. A special feature of the evening entertainment will be Dueling Banjos. For more information call Jim Craig at 386-752-0015, or Ray Millican at 386-963-2264.Sept. 3Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. Also, please gather any pots you are not using and bring them in on Sept. 3 or 4 for the Pot Recycle. For more information, call 752-5384. Spouse LossHospice of Citrus will offer a Spouse Loss Support Group on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The workshop is free but registration is required. Call Vicki Myers at 755-7714 x 2411 to reserve your spot.Newcomer LuncheonLake City Newcomers and friends will meet on Sept. 3 for a Friendship Lunch at Mikes Cafe and Grill, 426 SW Commerce Dr., near Cracker Barrel. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Call Rose Taylor at 755-2175 for more.Sept. 5Hearken Night of MusicCome to the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave., for the Hearken Night of Music featuring recording artists Tuck Tucker and Lon & Elisabeth Williamson. Tuckers music is a fusion of bluesy slide and beautiful harmonies. Williamsons music is old-time, jazz, swing and bluegrass. The event will begin at 8 p.m.Sept. 6Healing Arts FestivalThe Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State park will host a Come to the River Healing Arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 6. Vendors and crafters will fill the Craft Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run/walk will begin at 7 a.m. Call the gift shop at 386-397-1920 for more information.Singles Pot LuckThe local Christian Singles group will get together for a pot luck dinner Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. at Faith in Christ Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace. Call Tony at 386623-5210 or Dani at 386288-0961 or Julie at 386-4383394 for more.Family Health FairThe Rotary Club of Lake City Downtown will host the 2nd annual North Florida Family Health Fair: Hands On Physicals for All Ages on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel, 213 SW Commerce Dr. Professionals will be available to answer questions. For more information, visit www.rotarydowntown.com or email email@example.com.Yard SaleLake City Church of God Kids Club will have a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The church is located at 173 SE Ermine Ave. Tales Meet TrailsThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate the 7th annual Literacy Day at OLeno State Park with its Where Tales Meet Trails book fair on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be an arts and crafts area, games, face painting and refreshments. Admission to the event is free by showing a library card or book. The park will accept donations of new or gently-used, family-friendly books. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 5A Maye Darty Brewer Maye Darty Brewer, 100, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center. She was born February 2, 1914, in Ft. Myers, Florida to the late Dave and Anna Austrilla [Weaver] Darty and has lived here in Lake City since 1949. She was a loving mother, grand & great grandmother who enjoyed playing golf, reading and showering love and devotion on her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, and sisters, and her loving husband of 28 years, James A Brewer Sr. Survivors include her son, Jim (Cy) Brewer of Tallahassee, FL; daughters, Susie Brewer Sapp of Lake City, FL and Kay Brewer of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Jimmie Brewer, and Suzanna Bond; great grandchildren, Emylee Schafer, Dillon Brewer, Dawson Brewer, and Jackson Bond also survive. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Robmemorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Lake City, 182 NE Justice Street, Lake City, FL 32025. 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 online at www.gatewayforestlawn.comRobert E. Taylor Jr. Mr Robert Taylor 64 of Lake City, Florida passed away peacefully on Sunday August 17, 2014. Robert was born in Lake City, but grew up in Union County. He was a lifetime member of Raiford Baptist Church. Robert was a Husband, Father, God Father, Brother, Friend, Songwriter and Musician. Robert graduated from Lake Butler High School in1968 then Enlisted in the United States Army, at a time when the draft was in full force, served 68-72. When he returned home he met his wife of 44 yrs. Luci enne Taylor (Graff). Robert was a Musician and Songwriter; he played in several bands, Taylor and Buchanan, Area Code, Two Dogs Blues also bands in Talla hassee and Gainesville. He taught himself how to record music and helped others record as well. Robert started his own Painting Business 1974, later when son Camon was old enough they became Taylor and Son. He made many friends over the years, some through his work others lifelong and loved them all. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert Taylor Sr. and Annie Odessa Taylor (McRae) and his sister Charlene Pueschel. He is survived by his wife Lucienne Taylor, Son Camon Z Taylor (Trisha), Daughter Tracey O Taylor, and sister Robert had very close God Chiland Louis Cruickshank (Tem ple). Grandchildren: Haley Martin Mia and Ariana Cruickshank. Father in law Tracy Graff, Brother in Laws Butch, Mike and John Graff. The family had a Celebration of Life at his beloved home, on Saturday August 23rd 2014 all were invited. 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One gift per client, please. Offer valid Aug. 31, 2014-Sept. 21, 2014 r e d d o tc l ear a n c e75% 50%o ffthe current ticketed price** when you take an e x trasaveRED DOT: **Limited exclusions in Brighton, Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, My Flat in London, Resort, Bridge Collection, Levis, Coach, designer and Michael Kors handbags, designer sunglasses and junior denim. Juniors total savings are 70-80% off. Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Hosiery, Shoes, Ralph Lauren Kids, Home Store and Mens Tailored Clothing total savings are 60-75%. COUPONS NOT VALID ON RED DOT Lucile Mamie BaragerMARCH 3, 1912 JULY 22, 2014Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent a oral piece or food, If so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say; Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so much whatever the part. And to our special family friends: Harry & Pat Lumbart and Louise Wezzie Huelskamp for being such a blessing in Mamies life. 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 Club RegistrationThe Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County is now registering for the fall session which will run now through Oct. 18 Children 6-14 are eligible to attend. Transportation is offered from all elementary and middle schools. The club offers a variety of activities, including a homework room and computers. Cost for the nine-week session is $160. Call 752-4184 for more information. Or visit the club at 279 NE Jones Way.Create Happy EndingsUnited Way of Suwannee Valley would like to invite business leaders and community members to attend its annual community fundraising campaign kick-off event at Florida Gateway College on Thursday, Sept. 4. Social time will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6 p.m. The meal will be catered by Moes. There will be a taco bar for children under 10. Cost for the event is $11 for adults and $6 for children. Call 386-752-5604 x 102 to RSVP.CPAAA FundraiserThe Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a garage sale fundraiser Sept. 6-7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Flea Market, 438 Florida 247. 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 12 p.m.Diva DayAltrusa Club will host their 5th annual Diva Day at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be vendors on site with jewelry, handbags, candles, soap, make-up cakes, chocolates, health screenings and more. An affordable lunch will be available at the cafe. Admission is $5. Tickets are available at the Lake City Advertiser, the Lake City Reporter, and at the door. Call Jan Smithey at 386-961-3217 for more.EVENTS COMING UP
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net SandalsNew styles have arrived. T-Shirts & YETICooler CupsIn Stock Mens & Womens Have arrived! SALES ART CLASSES GIFT SHOP Call for Detals 386-752-5229JEWELRYInstructor: Linda Schenavar Basic Magnetic Jewelry September 8th 10:00 a.m. to Noon September 22nd 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No pacemaker Over 13 years old Limited 6 students WATERCOLORInstructor: Wally Reichert Wonder of Watercolor September 15th 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. September 22nd 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ARYLICSInstructor: Dottie List Poppin Action Acrylics September 8th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. September 11th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Students 8 and Up) September 25th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Students 8 and Up) September 29th 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Kelli Ronsonet Girls Night Out September 24th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WATERCOLORS/ACRYLICSInstructor: Jeanne Van Arsdall Girls Night Out September 3rd 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PHOTOGRAPHYInstructor: Herb Ellis Close Up In Nature September 6th 10:00 a.m. to Noon Instructor: Terri Sherrod Shooting In Manual September 27th 10:00 a.m. to Noon WOODWORKINGInstructor: Charles Kime September 11th 9:00 a.m. to Noon September13th 9:00 a.m. to Noon MIXED MEDIAInstructor: Jeanne Van Arsdall Paint Your Art Out September 27th 10:00 a.m. to Noon MARBLINGInstructor: Del Porter September 10th 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 168 N. MARION AVE. LAKE CITY, FLNext to Wards Jewelers in Historic DowntownSEPTEMBER ART CLASSES $ 1 0 0 0 0 m i n c u o r g 1 5 1 % A P Y* D e p o s i t s a r e f e d e r a l l y i n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A a U S G o v e r n m e n t A g e n c y f o r u p t o $ 2 5 0 0 0 0 A n n u a l P e r c e n t a g e Y i e l d ( A P Y ) e f f e c t i v e 8 / 2 8 / 2 0 1 4 a n d s u b j e c t t o c h a n g e a t a n y t i m e 2 5 m o n t h A P R i s 1 5 0 % 3 6 0 p e n a l t y d a y s O f f e r e x p i r e s 9 / 3 0 / 1 4 2 5 m o n t h C D S p e c i a l F e d e r a l l y I n s u r e d b y t h e N C U A Gainesville Ocala Chiefland Lake City Belen Tan, MD Mercedes Pernice, MD Wendell Colberg, MD Antonio Bunker, MD S I M E D A L L E R G Y & A S T H M A 426 SW Commerce Drive Suite 105 Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 755 1651 SIMEDHealth.com Allergy season is here. SIMED Allergy & Asthma can help. Adults & Children Seasonal allergies Asthma & wheezing Persistent cough Nasal congestion or drainage Recurrent sinus infections Recurrent colds Itching & rashes Food allergies 4343 Newberry Road, Suite 1 Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 331 -3502 3305 SW 34th Circle Suite 200 -1 Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 547 -1016 1315 NW 21st Avenue Suite 4 Chiefland, FL 32626 (352) 493 -2305 By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.comOne local resident moved to Lake City 14 years ago in order to enjoy the beautiful scenery and appreciate the quiet surroundings following his retirement from the Air Force. Steve Wisniewski, a retired medical administrator for Air Force, said he was originally from Detroit, Mich., and retired after 20 years of service. The best job Wisniewski said he did while working in the Air Force was being part of the aeromedical evacuation team, where he helped nurses and medical technicians get patients on and off the flights. I dealt with a lot of paperwork usually, he said. But with this job, I got to work with patients to make sure they were on the flight and to get them off the flight. I also got to drive the bus to transport them. But mostly, it was kind of exciting getting patients on and off the flights. He said he was stationed at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa near the end of his retirement, and said, I moved to Lake City to be closer to be closer to the VA Hospital. Spending time at the mall was one of his favorite things to do in town, he said. I usually like to do quiet things, Wisniewski said. I dont have a whole lot of money, so I just go for long walks and go window shopping, and things of that nature not to spend money. He said lives a few miles from the library in town, and he goes at least twice a week to surf the Web and enjoy the peace and quiet.After a life of service, Wisniewski now leads a life of peace & quiet EMILY BUCHANAN/ Lake City ReporterSteve Wisniewski moved to Lake City 14 years ago after retiring from the Air Force. He said he moved here from Detroit, Mich. to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the quiet surroundings.Editors note: Meet Your Neighbor is an occasional feature meant to introduce readers to interesting or notable local residents who might not otherwise find themselves in the public eye. By EMILY BUCHANANebuchanan@lakecityreporter.comSome might find working with divorces, restraining orders and child support services a tough job, but one local resident has devoted 26 years of her life to it. Sally Rodriguez, a deputy clerk in domestic relationships at the Columbia County Clerk of Court, said she has worked for the clerk of court in domestics for 11 years, and before that, as a Florida Guardian Ad Litem for 15 years. At the clerk, we deal with customer service, so we deal a lot with the public, she said. And we deal with family law, which involves domestic violence and of course, child support. Rodriguez said that while stress is unavoidable with the job, joyful moments can still be found. When a child is adopted, for instance. She said she recalled when a woman looked at her with tears in her eyes as she thanked Rodriguez for her help in handling an adoption. Moments such as those remind Rodriguez what she does is important, she said. Its a tough department to work in, but I enjoy the challenge, she said. It takes a certain kind of person to work there. It takes a lot of patience, and we have to remember that these people are in a crisis, most of the time. Rodriguez said at the clerk of courts office, she tries to be good public servant in order to make it easier for others to endure a stressful time. She said she has always believed in being upfront with the public. Im not going to say something they want to hear, but you know its not true. I think thats a disservice to the public when you do that, she said. You have to give them the information, and you have to give them the correct information. When Rodriguez first moved to Lake City 26 years ago with her husband, Omar Rodriguez, she said there was little more in town than a Walmart and a Kmart. She said she used to be able to go to lunch across town and it would take her five minutes to travel down U.S. 90. Now, the area has expanded and she said she moved to the Suwannee Valley area where she currently resides with her family. Other than working for the clerks office, my biggest achievement is that Ive been married to the same man for 35 years and my vocation as a mother because I believe thats why God put me on this earth, Rodriguez said. DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR EMILY BUCHANAN/ Lake City ReporterSally Rodriguez, a deputy clerk at the Columbia County Clerk of Court, sits with her husband of 35 years, Omar.Tough but rewarding workFrom staff reportsHaven Hospice invites local artists to get connected with the ArtsCare Program by displaying work on their walls. To be considered, an artist must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a minimum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhospice.org/ArtsCare. Artists who choose to display at Haven Hospice are not required to rent the wall space or submit to volunteer hours. The art will be scheduled to hang in the care center for eight weeks before it is changed out for new artwork. A portion of all proceeds benefit the unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice to the patients and families it serves. For more information about becoming a Haven Hospice artist, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352271-4665. Haven Hospice seeks local artists
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 7A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Lake City Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Lake City shall hold a public meeting at 10:00 AM on September 4, 2014 in the City Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. The purpose of this public meeting is to enter into contract negotiations, at the request of the Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge, for the Lake City Law Enforcement Bargaining Unit, Public Employees Relations Commission Certification No. 1834. All interested persons are invited to attend. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the City Managers Office at (386) 719-5768. AUDREY E SIKES, MMC City Clerk CITY COUNCIL MEETING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA ITEMS OF INTEREST: City Council Resolution No. 2014-063 Public hearing/fire assessment FY15. City Council Resolution No. 2014-059 Adopting FY 15 millage rate City Council Resolution No. 2014-060 Adopting FY 15 budget All interested persons are invited to attend. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for any of the meetings identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the City Managers Office at (386) 719-5768. AUDREY E SIKES, MMC Go online to dicksrealty.comand view our local and national inventory! Please call for a FREE Consultation & Marketing Proposal. 1286 W. US 90 Lake City, FL 32055FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE BROKERSusanna DicksRealtorBrad DicksBroker 386-752-8585 National Exposure for Local Listings Over 3,500 Network Owned Websites for Broader Internet Exposure guise of a common law grand jury, which is a group of self-appointed citizens who cite the Bill of Rights and a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case for their supposed authority to formally accuse government officials of wrongdoing. Terry G. Trussell, previously foreman of a Dixie County grand jury empaneled by Siegmaster, insists he can bring charges against him or other public officials. On Aug. 1, Trussell asked Siegmeisters permission to present the grand jury with evidence of corruption in Dixie County. The exact nature of the evidence is unknown, as grand jury proceedings are secret under state law. Trussell says he was allowed to make his case, but claims he was undermined by Siegmeister, who he says rolled his eyes and made hand gestures during the presentation and drew jurors attention away from Trussell. Trussell had numerous other complaints as well. In an Aug. 5 bill of information, he claims Siegmeister wrongfully: Denied the grand jury foreman the requirement to choose the officers for the grand jury; Unlawfully advised the Dixie County Clerk on information which is required to be accessible to the grand jury foreman; Denied funds for necessary investigations; Denied the foreman the list of names of the jurors originally chosen; Arranged the seating of the jury as if it were a petit jury, causing the jury to believe that he is the authority; Influenced and prompted the jurors by rolling his eyes, making hand gestures, thereby undermining the office of the foreman, and independence of the grand jury from the other branches of government; Caused the jurors to refer to him for comment and opinion on every statement made; Made remarks against the grand jury foreman with calumnious [slanderous] intent; Blocked access to other grand jury foremen about crimes in their jurisdiction; Tainted the Dixie County grand jury, thereby permanently corrupting it; Denied critical information to the jurors, necessary for the proper comprehension of the subject; Held himself out as an expert witness by testifying before the grand jury instead of simply responding to specific inquiries. Nine days later, Trussells group returned a true bill formally accusing Siegmeister of obstruction of justice and tampering with the grand jury. The document, which was submitted to the Dixie County Clerk of Courts but not recorded due to its content, according to a court official, also seeks appointment of a special prosecutor to provide due process for the accused.Not a lynch mobAnother document from a group associated with Trussell goes further. The Unified Florida State Common Law Grand Jury has purported to charge Siegmeister with high treason under federal law for his dealings with Trussell. Under U.S. law, treason is punishable by death. The Dixie County true bill accuses Siegmeister of subversion and criminal contempt of due process of law but does not use the term treason. Trussell said he was familiar with the Unified Florida State Common Law Grand Jury, which has ties to the National Liberty Alliance, an umbrella organization whose aim is fostering CLGJs in every U.S. county. The Unified Florida State Common Law Grand Jury document is posted on the National Liberty Alliance website. Trussell had not seen the document in question. Treason gets to be a pretty heavy word, he said during a phone interview Saturday. Still, he added, It could be thrown in there. He said if Siegmeister gave aid and comfort to our enemies, it would apply. Trussell, 70, said the common law grand jury movement was not bent on vigilantism. Were not a lynch mob, he said. A common law grand jurys findings are presented to law enforcement officials for them to act on, he said. We smell smoke and someone needs to find the fire. Not everyone takes that benign a view of the CLGJ movement. Bob Dekle of Lake City, a former assistant state attorney who prosecuted Ted Bundy, said if he were Siegmeister he wouldnt lose sleep over it. But I would be on guard. Anytime youre dealing with someone whos not acting rationally theres potential for things to go bad, said Dekle, now a legal skills professor at Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Nationally, the Anti-Defamation League sees CLGJs as heir to the sovereign citizen movement of the 1990s and views the National Liberty Alliance as an extremist group. The Dixie County CLGJ has not engaged in threatening behavior to anyones knowledge, but Trussell has tried to assert his authority at the Dixie County Courthouse. In an Aug. 11 bill of information, Trussell, as foreman of the state-sanctioned statutory grand jury, commanded Dixie County Clerk of Court Dana Johnson to cease and desist from any further filing or recording of grand jury documents ... and [to] turn those duties over to your chief deputy. Trussell also commanded Johnson to cease and desist any further communications with [Siegmeister or Circuit Judge Greg Parker] relative to grand jury business. To do otherwise may lead to the appearance of your further collusion in possible criminal matters. Trussell then sent letters to the clerks of court in all 67 counties in which they were commanded to put him in touch with the foremen of the state-sanctioned grand juries there.A bunch of baloneyTactics aside, the CLGJ movement has no basis in law to begin with, according to Dekle. The authority to prosecute any crime is vested in the state attorney, he said. No case goes forth unless the state attorney decides to prosecute. The findings of a CLGJ hold no weight whatsoever and are a bunch of baloney, he said. Retired Third Circuit Judge E. Vernon Douglas agreed. Under our system the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. You either need common law or constitutional law, he said. ... It is that simple. Choose one, and we did. The CLGJ movement cites the Fifth and Seventh Amendments to the Constitution as the foundation of their claims. The Fifth Amendment, among other things, requires indictment by a grand jury before anyone is tried for a capital crime, and the Seventh Amendment enshrines the right to a jury in civil disputes of $20 or more at common law. Legal authorities say the CLGJ movement takes isolated terms out of context and weaves its own narrative around them. The CLGJ movement also cites a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Williams, for support. Legal experts say they misconstrued the case, basing their claims on language not relevant to the courts holding. Siegmeister could not be reached for comment.A growing movementA note at the end of the Unified Florida State Common Law Grand Jury indictment of Siegmeister says the case is also being filed in U.S. District Court in New York. It is not clear what jurisdictional issues that may raise. Trussell, who is also president of the Dixie County tea party, says the CLGJ movement is growing quickly. He said he has received calls from across the nation concerning his groups recent actions. There are people all over the country wanting to do what we did here in Dixie County, he said. People are fighting back in the most non-violent way we have our Constitution. Retired judge Douglas questions that formulation. I dont think we have room for two constitutions, he said. SIEGMEISTERContinued From 1Aindividual for a serious crime. A grand jury does not determine innocence or guilt, but simply whether the case should be pursued. Grand juries can be called for other purposes as well, such as issuing reports and recommendations on matters of public importance. A panel, selected at random, hears evidence presented by a prosecutor and votes whether to indict (bind over for trial) or dismiss the case. The vote does not have to be unanimous. A common law grand jury, on the other hand, is self-selected. A group gathers to vote on whether to form a CLGJ in a county. If the majority votes yes, the CLGJ is empaneled. A CLGJ can be formed by any group of citizens within a county, according to Terry G. Trussell, foreman of the Dixie County CLGJ. Trussell says there can be as many CLGJs as the citizens of a county wish, and it makes no difference if they reach contradictory conclusions. If they conflict with each other thats natural, he said. Their judgment is not binding. We turn it over to law enforcement and say, We smell something funny. Make sure there isnt anything going on. CLGJs generally take up matters of alleged wrongdoing by public officials, not private citizens. Siegmeister isnt the Dixie County CLGJs only target. The group has also formally accused the Dixie County School Board of treason, criminal conspiracy, subversive activities, promoting communistic and socialistic teachings, accepting bribes, insurrection, extortion, child abuse and more over the boards plans to implement the new Common Core teaching standards in public schools there.COMMON LAWContinued From 1A weekend. People are going to drive no matter what gas costs, he said. Doug Strickland was traveling from Alabama in a rented vehicle that offered better gas mileage than his pickup truck. Gas prices are too high in Florida, he said as he filled his vehicle. There is a noticeable difference in gas prices between Alabama and Florida. Gas prices there are 20 cents cheaper than what Im paying now at $3.43. The most I saw per gallon of unleaded in Dothan, Ala., was $3.17 $3.14 per gallon. There was nothing over $3.20. Strickland said normally the price of gasoline has an impact on the amount he travels during a holiday period, but for the Labor Day holiday he was headed to a family event in Orlando. The gas prices are the reason I rented a car, he said. I rented this car for the purpose of gas mileage. Wayne Chambers, of Maryland, said the lower gas prices did not impact his Labor Day travel plans. I havent seen the lower gas prices, he said. I live in the DC area with some of the highest gas prices in the country and its actually lower than this $3.43 per gallon. He said where he lives in upper Maryland, gas was around the $3.20 per gallon mark and while he was traveling through North Carolina, he noticed gas was around $2.99 in certain areas. Chambers also said he didnt believe that gas prices impacted the amount of travelers during the holiday period. If you want to travel, youll travel, it doesnt matter the cost of gas or not, he said. If youve got plans, youll make the proper preparations. If you dont make the proper preparations, its on you. The cost of gas should not be a factor in your preparations to go anywhere. died. The release said Shaeffer was not wearing a seat belt. It could not be determined whether Colvin was wearing a seatbelt, FHP said. Cato was wearing a seat belt, FHP said. CRASHContinued From 1A GAS PRICESContinued From 1A
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From staff reportsGAINESVILLE The phrase in all kinds of weather came to a literal meaning on Saturday as fans endured a three-hour rain delay before the Florida season opener. The game was eventually canceled. As Florida hoped to wash away a disastrous 4-8 season, the weather had plans to wash away the game. The Gators finally kicked off at 9:50 p.m. against the Idaho Vandals, but the victory of playing football was short-lived. One play was run from regulation with Valdez Showers being the only person to touch the pall after a torrential downpour. Showers returned the open-ing kick 64 yards before being forced out of bounds at the Idaho 14-yard line. As Jeff Driskel returned to the field, so did the lightning and the game was again suspended. Its unfortunate that the weather didnt cooperate for tonights season opener, head coach Will Muschamp said. After long dis-cussions with the head referee, it was determined that the field conditions were too danger-ous for the student-athletes. As everyone saw with that opening kickoff, I thought that our guys were ready and fired up to play. We appreciate the fans coming out and supporting us and sitting through several weather delays. It was amazing the energy and passion shown in the stands all night. The Gator Nation showed why theyre the best fans in the country, starting with one of the most enthusiastic Gator Walks that weve had since Ive been here. The statement from UF: Game officials for the Florida-Idaho football game, as well as athletics directors from both schools, in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference, have determined that the game between the Gators and Vandals has been terminated. This is due to weather, unsafe and unplayable field conditions at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday night. If the game is rescheduled, then it would be restarted as a new game. That determination will be made and announced at a later time, including ticket information. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, August 31, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS Teams get in just one play after waiting 2 12 hours to start. Turnovers doom Indians, 20-14 JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HIgh quarterback DJ Jackson runs the ball Frida y night. Fort White dominates, but loses to Hamilton County JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLonnie Underwood fights to stay on his feet as he runs the ball against Gainesville High. For more photos from Thursdays win, see Page 5B.Underwoods four TDs lead Tigers to win in first gameBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWhile Columbia High may not consider Gainesville High its biggest rival, the rivalry is certainly turning into its most intense. Thursdays game, which opened the regular season, solidified the rivalry. The Tigers took their only lead of the game in a 44-43 win in overtime. It was a great team win, Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. To come on the road and pick up the win against a great GHS team is a big deal. Our rivalry is with Suwannee, but this is becoming just as big. Allen said he cant remember a time when these two teams had as much on the line. Its as big as it has ever been, Allen said. My hat is off to their guys. They did a heck of a job, and Im sure theyre extremely proud of their guys like I am mine. Lonnie Underwood became a star of the series with 19 carries for 142 yards and the game-win-ning touchdown. He scored four times in the game. Underwood said the win will go down as his most memorable game. Its No. 1, Underwood said. My senior year, I just knew we werent going to take this loss. Running back coach Quinton Callum knew that his stud in the backfield would be in the end zone before the play was called. It was a gusty call by Coach Allen, Callum said. Thats just his personal-ity. We are blessed to have a three-year starter back there that we trust with the game on the line. Hes our horse and who else would you want with the ball. Hes the type of player that makes that type of play in a game like this. And while Allen usually has the Tigers working toward next week 24 hours after a game, he gave the team Friday off to celebrate as well. Were gonna take 48 hours to forget this one, Allen said. These games out of these gate are what is going to prepare us to win five (playoff games), I talk all the time about we play 10 to win five. At least for a couple of days, the Tigers get to enjoy one. Columbia beats Gainesville in overtime thriller. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Fort White Highs 20-14 home loss to Hamilton County High on Friday showed how a rash of turnovers can overrule any statistical advantage. Lightning forced a twohour delay in the start of the game. To get it in, the teams agreed to play eight-minute quarters. The Indians absolutely dominated on the books. Fort White led 277-54 in yards gained and 13-1 in first downs, but also in turnovers, 5-1. We ran good and we ran hard, Indians head coach Demetric Jackson said. We played great defense, we only gave up one touchdown in the sec-ond half. We tackled well and blocked well. It was just crucial turnovers. The first half said it all. Fort White outgained the Trojans 218-10 and led 14-0 with less than a minute left before intermission. Fort White lost a fumble on the opening drive, but was soon back at it after Hamilton County recorded its only first down of the game. The Indians gobbled up chunks of yardage with Cameron White, Blair Chapman, Donald Robinson and Demetric Jackson run-ning the ball. Fort White marched 71 yards in 10 plays with White bulling his way through defenders and into the end zone from 17 yards out. Brandon Shrum kicked the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 1:54 left in the first quarter. Fort Whites defense quickly forced the first of five punts by the Trojans and the offense was off and running again. This time, Fort White mixed in an 18-yard pass from Jackson to J.T. Byrne to convert a third-and-10 on the opening series. The scoring drive covered 68 yards in 10 plays with Chapman doing the scor-ing honors on a 12-yard run. Shrums PAT made it 140 with 3:20 remaining in the half. The Trojans punted again and Shannon Showers returned it 22 yards to the Fort White 40. The Indians went to the air with little time left and completed two of three passes, but did not pick up enough yard-age for a first down. The final minute of the half featured a pair of plays INDIANS continued on 3B Florida game washed outJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFlorida football head coach Will Mushamp walks off the fi eld after the final rain delay for the game against Idaho on Saturday. L ightning strikes delayed the game for several hours.
SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 11 a.m., 5 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals 1:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, Chevrolet Silverado 250 7:30 p.m. ESPN NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Oral-B USA 500 BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN FIBA, World Cup, preliminary round, United States vs. Turkey, at Bilbao, Spain COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11:45 a.m. ESPN FCS, Alabama A&M vs. North Carolina A&T, at Orlando 7:30 p.m. FS1 SMU at Baylor GOLF 7 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Italian Open, final round 1 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, third round 3 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, third round 5 p.m. TGC Web.com Tour, Hotel Fitness Championship, final round 7 p.m. TGC LPGA, Portland Classic, final round 9 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Shaw Charity Classic, final round (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS Detroit at Chicago White Sox 2:10 p.m. WGN Chicago Cubs at St. Louis 8 p.m. ESPN2 Cleveland at Kansas City MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. FS1 MotoGP World Championship, Grand Prix of Britain SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Liverpool at Tottenham 10:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Arsenal at Leicester 2:30 p.m. NBCSN MLS, New York at DC United 3 p.m. ESPN2 National Womens Soccer League, championship, FC Kansas City at Seattle TENNIS 11 a.m. CBS U.S. Open, mens third and womens fourth round, at New York WNBA 3:30 p.m. ABC Playoffs, conference finals, Game 2, Phoenix at Minnesota Monday AUTO RACING Noon ESPN2 NHRA, U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (same-day tape) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Miami at Louisville GOLF 11:30 a.m. TGC PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, final round 1:30 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship, final round MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN Philadelphia at Atlanta 2:15 p.m. WGN Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 4 p.m. ESPN Detroit at Cleveland 8 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Washington at L.A. Dodgers or Texas at Kansas City TENNIS 11 a.m. CBS U.S. Open, round of 16 7 p.m. ESPN2 U.S. Open, round of 16BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 77 56 .579 New York 70 63 .526 7 Toronto 67 67 .500 10Tampa Bay 65 70 .481 13 Boston 59 75 .440 18 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 74 60 .552 Detroit 73 60 .549 Cleveland 69 64 .519 4Chicago 60 74 .448 14Minnesota 59 75 .440 15 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 81 53 .604 Oakland 78 56 .582 3 Seattle 72 61 .541 8 Houston 57 79 .419 25 Texas 53 81 .396 28 Todays Games N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 5-3) at Toronto (Happ 8-8), 1:07 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 5-9) at Baltimore (W.Chen 13-4), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 5-8) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 9-6), 1:40 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 15-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-10), 2:10 p.m. Texas (N.Martinez 3-10) at Houston (Keuchel 10-9), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 14-6) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 13-4), 3:35 p.m. Washington (Roark 12-8) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (House 2-3) at Kansas City (D.Duffy 8-11), 8:07 p.m. Mondays Games Boston (R.De La Rosa 4-5) at Tampa Bay (Smyly 9-10), 1:10 p.m. Minnesota (P.Hughes 14-9) at Baltimore (Gausman 7-6), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Price 12-10) at Cleveland (Kluber 13-8), 4:05 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 12-6) at Oakland (Hammel 1-5), 4:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 9-11) at Kansas City (Ventura 10-9), 8:10 p.m.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 76 57 .571 Atlanta 71 64 .526 6 Miami 65 68 .489 11 New York 63 72 .467 14 Philadelphia 61 73 .455 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 73 61 .545 St. Louis 71 62 .534 1 Pittsburgh 70 64 .522 3 Cincinnati 65 70 .481 8 Chicago 60 74 .448 13 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 76 59 .563 San Francisco 72 62 .537 3 San Diego 63 70 .474 12 Arizona 56 78 .418 19 Colorado 53 81 .396 22 Todays Games Philadelphia (A.Burnett 7-14) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-6), 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 15-8) at Pittsburgh (F.Liriano 3-10), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 8-11) at St. Louis (Lackey 2-1), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 12-7) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 15-9), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 13-9) at Arizona (C.Anderson 7-6), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 13-6) at San Diego (Stults 6-14), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Roark 12-8) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 4:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 6-9) at Atlanta (A.Wood 9-10), 5:10 p.m. Mondays Games N.Y. Mets (Za.Wheeler 9-9) at Miami (H.Alvarez 10-6), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 7-6) at Atlanta (Teheran 13-9), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 7-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 14-8), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (J.Nelson 2-5) at Chicago Cubs (Ja.Turner 4-8), 2:20 p.m. Colorado 2, San Francisco 2, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game, 4:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 3-9) at San Diego (T.Ross 12-12), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Hudson 9-9) at Colorado (F.Morales 5-7), 4:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-9) at L.A. Dodgers (R.Hernandez 8-9), 8:10 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason final AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAMiami 3 1 0 750 69 63New England 2 2 0 .500 91 81N.Y. Jets 2 2 0 .500 69 99Buffalo 1 4 0 .200 63 104 South W L T Pct PF PAHouston 2 2 0 .500 63 96Tennessee 2 2 0 .500 71 83Jacksonville 1 3 0 .250 61 67Indianapolis 0 4 0 .000 60 98 North W L T Pct PF PABaltimore 4 0 0 1.000 105 63Cincinnati 2 2 0 .500 110 86Pittsburgh 1 3 0 .250 56 77Cleveland 1 3 0 .250 82 83 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 3 1 0 .750 99 37Oakland 2 2 0 .500 95 98San Diego 2 2 0 .500 60 78Kansas City 1 3 0 .250 83 131 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAN.Y. Giants 5 0 0 1.000 115 92Washington 3 1 0 .750 88 62Philadelphia 2 2 0 .500 131 104Dallas 0 4 0 .000 60 116 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 3 1 0 .750 93 87Atlanta 2 2 0 .500 64 80Carolina 2 2 0 .500 63 66Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250 61 74 North W L T Pct PF PAMinnesota 4 0 0 1.000 89 49Detroit 3 1 0 .750 75 51Green Bay 3 1 0 .750 102 62Chicago 2 2 0 .500 73 114 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 2 2 0 .500 122 82San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 64 77Arizona 1 3 0 .250 82 61St. Louis 1 3 0 .250 77 75 AP Top 25 schedule Todays Game No. 10 Baylor vs. SMU, 7:30 p.m. AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP ORAL-B USA 500 Site: Hampton, GeorgiaSchedule: Today, race, 8 p.m. (ESPN, 7-11:30 p.m.). Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.54 miles). Race distance: 500.5 miles, 325 laps. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK CHEVROLET SILVERADO 250 Site: Bowmanville, Ontario.Schedule: Today, race, 2 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 1-4 p.m.). Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (road course, 2.459 miles). Race distance: 157.4 miles, 64 laps. NHRA U.S. NATIONALS Site: Clermont, IndianaSchedule: Today, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-7 p.m.); Monday, final eliminations (ESPN2, noon-6 p.m.). Track: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.Oral-B USA 500 lineup Friday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 190.398 mph. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 190.058.3. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 189.883. 4. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.396. 5. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 188.996.6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 188.918. 7. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188.629.8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.514.9. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188.45.10. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 188.315. 11. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188.06.12. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 187.907. 13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 189.163. 14. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 189.099.15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188.841. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.809. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.642. 18. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.507.19. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 188.43.20. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 187.875. 21. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 187.703.22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 187.361. 23. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 187.272. 24. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 186.95. 25. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 188.002. 26. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.9. 27. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 187.748. 28. (37) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 187.481. 29. (33) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 187.329.30. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 187.316. 31. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 186.887. 32. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 186.642. 33. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 185.99. 34. (77) Joe Nemechek, Ford, 185.94.35. (66) Brett Moffitt, Toyota, 185.834.36. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 185.766. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (34) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (32) J.J. Yeley, Ford, Owner Points.42. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. Failed to Qualify 44. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 184.646.BASKETBALLWNBA playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS Eastern Conference Saturday Chicago at Indiana (n) Monday Indiana at Chicago, 4 p.m. Western Conference Friday Phoenix 85, Minnesota 71 Today Phoenix at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS Associated PressATLANTA Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarter-back for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday. Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, playing the entire opener at the Georgia Dome. The fifth-year senior beat out Florida State transfer Jake Coker for the start. Tide coach Nick Saban had suggested both quarterbacks would play, but Sims never came out. Yeldon (126 yards rushing and two touchdowns), Henry (113 yards rushing and a score) and Cooper (12 catches for 130 yards) provided plenty of support. Alabama needed all the offense it could get because West Virginia found plenty of soft spots in the Tides D.No. 5 Ohio State 34, Navy 17BALTIMORE Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in his college debut, and the Buckeyes got their 25th consecutive regular-season victory. Elevated into a starting role after senior Braxton Miller injured his right shoulder on Aug. 18, Barrett went 12 for 15 including an 80-yard TD pass to Devin Smith that put the Buckeyes up 20-14 with 4:10 left in the third quarter. Ohio State won despite allowing Navy to gain 370 yards on the ground, including 118 by Ryan Williams-Jenkins. Barrett became the second freshman since 1950 to start an opener at quarterback for Ohio State. He ran nine times for 50 yards, did not throw downfield often and relied heavily on a ground game that finally wore down the Midshipmen in the fourth quarter. After Navy closed to 2017 with 13:54 remaining, the Buckeyes launched a 10-play drive that featured just one pass. Ezekiel Elliott converted a fourth-and-1 from the Navy 45 and Barrett threw a 19-yard completion before Elliott ran in from the 10.No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the Bruins escaped Virginia. Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nations top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginias pres-sure defense, and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his feet. It came on a 6-yard touch-down run late in the third quarter when he overpow-ered safety Quin Blanding on a 6-yard TD run. The Cavaliers, 21-point underdogs, trailed 28-20 and had a first down at the Bruins 19 late in the game, but three consecutive run-ning plays netted just two yards. UCLA led just 21-17 and had not scored an offen-sive touchdown when it took over at its 34 late in the third quarter, but thats when Hundley finally put a drive together against the Virginia defense. The Cavaliers sacked him five times and held him to 39 rushing yards, but couldnt shut him out.No. 11 Stanford 45, UC Davis 0STANFORD, Calif. Ty Montgomery returned his first career punt for a touchdown and caught five passes for 77 yards and another score. Kevin Hogan threw for 204 yards and three touchdowns.No. 17 Notre Dame 48, Rice 17SOUTH BEND, Ind. Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and ran for three more scores in his return after missing the 2013 season for academic impropriety. Golson was 14-of-22 passing for 295 yards and ran for 41 yards on 12 carries.No. 22 Nebraska 55, Florida Atlantic 7LINCOLN, Neb. Ameer Abdullah ran for a career-high 232 yards and Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for a career-high 271 yards and two TDs. The Cornhuskers rushed for 498 of their 784 total yards and won their 29th straight opener, the longest streak in the nation.FSU holds off CowboysAssociated PressARLINGTON, Texas Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State opened defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory Saturday night over Oklahoma State on the same field where this years champion will be crowned. Winston wasnt nearly as efficient as he was in the college debut that jump-started his Heisman Trophy season a year ago, but made plays when he had to as the Seminoles tied a school record with their 17th straight victory. The Cowboys were 19-point underdogs, but stayed close when J.W. Walsh matched Winstons scoring run with a 24-yard sprint and dive across the goal line to get within 27-24 early in the fourth quarter. Winstons only passing touchdown was a 50-yarder to Rashad Greene, who had 203 yards receiving. Bama tops Mountaineers
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS INDIANS: Outgain Trojans 277-54 Continued From Page 1B Hamilton Co. 0 13 7 0 20 Fort White 7 7 0 0 14 First Quarter FWWhite 17 run (Shrum kick), 1:54 Second Quarter FWChapman 12 run (Shrum kick), 3:20 HCDaniels 31 punt return (kick failed), :51 HCL. Webb 94 interception return (Granatos kick), :00 Third Quarter HCDaniels 52 run (Granatos kick), 2:50 Fort White Hamilton Co.First downs 13 1Rushes-yards 46-260 19-54Passing-yards 17 0Comp-Att-Int 4-8-1 0-7-0Punts-Avg. 1-(-12) 5-29Fumbles-Lost 6-4 1-1Penalties 2-10 3-12 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGFort White, Chapman 17-92, Robinson 9-76, Chapman 10-74, Jackson 7-12, Reed 2-7, Showers 1-(-1). Hamilton Co., Daniels 8-53, Culbreath 3-5, D. Webb 3-1, L. Webb 4-(-1), Randolph 1-(-2). PASSINGFort White, Jackson 4-8-17-1. Hamilton Co., Culbreath 0-7-0-0. RECEIVINGFort White, Showers 2-(-7), Byrne 1-17, White 1-6.that allowed Hamilton County to get back in the game. Jackson lined up to punt and the snap was miles over his head. He chased down the ball and got the kick away, but it bounced right into the hands of Kentwan Daniels who returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. The PAT try was wide, so Fort White led 14-6 at :51 of the second quarter. A couple of big plays convinced Fort White to try for another score and it proved costly. White ran back the kickoff 25 yards to the Indians 39. On the first play Robinson broke a 46-yard run to the Trojans 15. Robinson ran for another six yards and Fort White called time out with 12 seconds remaining. On a pass to the left side LaMarcus Webb stepped in front of the receiver and intercepted the pass. There was no catching Webb, who was seventh in the state in the 200 meters as a soph-omore, and he raced 94 yards for a touchdown with no time on the clock. Santiago Granatos kicked the PAT to cut Fort Whites lead to 14-13. After a defensive stop, Fort White came out pound-ing the ball in the third quar-ter. White ran four times for 14 yards, converting a fourth-and-2 in the process. The Indians fumbled on the next play and Deangelo Robinson made the first of his two recoveries. Daniels came in at quarterback and broke a 52-yard touchdown run on second-and-17. Granatos extra point made it 20-14 with 2:50 left in the third quarter. Tyler Reed got into the rushing mix with Chapman, White and Robinson, as the Indians went 44 yards in 10 plays. Another lost fumble gave the ball back at the Hamilton County 16. The Trojans had to punt and Robinson returned it 13 yards to the Trojans 38, but the Indians could not move the chains. Fort White finally got a break when Brandon Davis pounced on a fumble at the Trojans 29. Again the Indians came up short on fourth down as the clock ticked down to one minute. Fort White had one lastditch chance, but a sack and lost fumble allowed the Trojans to kneel down on the final play and start the celebration. We knew it would be a tough game, Trojans head coach Blair Armstrong said. They are a good foot-ball team and they bring a swagger. For us to pull this off is exceptional. Our kids are very opportunistic on defense and we had some great plays. We play a lot of guys both ways and our coaches did a great job of getting them prepared. I am proud of all of them. It was a big, big win for us. For Fort White, it was a big disappointment. We have got to keep fighting and getting better, Coach Jackson said. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High head football coach Demetric Jackson gets the attention of the officials during the game against Hamilton County High at Arrowhead Stadiu m on Friday night. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBlair Chapman runs the ball in for a touchdown on Frida y. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterCameron White fights his way to the end zone for a touchdown against Hamilton County High. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Donald Robinson looks for a hole as h e runs up the field for a first down. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterShannon Showers escapes a tackle as he makes a play against Hamilton County High. GAMES Tuesday Q Columbia High boys golf vs. Chiles High at The Country Club at Lake City, 2 p.m. Q Columbia High girls golf vs. Buchholz High at Haile Plantation, 4 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Keystone Heights High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Wednesday Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Dixie County High, 2 p.m. Thursday Q Columbia High boys golf vs. Keystone Heights High, Ridgeview High at Keystone Heights Golf & Country Club, 3:30 p.m. Q Fort White High volleyball vs. Chiefland High, 6 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High volleyball at Suwannee High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High JV football vs. Newberry High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High football vs. Lincoln High, 7:30 p.m. Q Fort White High football at Newberry High, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Columbia High cross country in Bob Hans Invitational at Ridgeview High, 7:30 a.m. Q Columbia High boys golf in East Lake Invitational at Palm Coast, noon. GIRLS SOFTBALL Registration for fall league ends Girls Softball Association of Columbia Countys open registration for its fall leagues ends today at Brians Sports. Fee is $55 for a single player, $75 for two siblings and $95 for three or more siblings. Proof of age is required. Divisions range from 17U to 6U T-ball. For details, go to information@girls softballassociation.org RUNNING All for Hoops races 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 duathalon with proceeds to benefit basketball programs in the Branford area. Register online at www.active.com Races to benefit Hayley Lewis A community 5k cross country race to benefit Hayley Lewis is 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Alligator Park. Cost is $30 for day-of registration. The park will open at 7 a.m. Early registration (before Sept. 23) is $20 with forms at Columbia High and Carquest. There also will be an Eye of the Tiger Middle School Invitational 3k at 8:40 a.m. (register online at www.flrunners.com or day of race $5 per individual, $30 per gender team) and an Elementary School Jamboree one-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m. ($3 day-of registration) with schools scored and age group medals rewarded. For details, e-mail email@example.com SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL Team seeking players, coaches The North Florida Spartans semi-pro foot-ball team is looking for players and coaches to join the team. For details, call Luis Santiago at 466-2711.Q From staff reports
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04204BSPORTS Tigers take overtime thriller JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Lonnie Underwood is congratulated after making a touchdown against Gainesville High in the Ti gers 44-43 overtime win on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Kamario Bell runs the ball in for a to uchdown against Gainesville High on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Michael Jackson runs through a banne r at the beginning of the game against Gainesville High at Citizens Field in Gainesville on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Roger Cray knocks Gainesville High s Caelan Christian out of bounds on Thursday night. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High head football coach Brian Allen argues his case with the referees during the Gainesville High game JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Latrell Williams runs the ball down th e field.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014 5B5BSPORTSI made reference to my diving ability (or lack thereof) last week, and I received a lot of response from people who were amazed by the story of Justin Moraine, and his battle with the goliath grouper at the Worlds Largest Spearfishing Tournament. They just concluded this years tournament, and an even bigger black grouper was killed. These stories amaze me not because Im terrible in the water, but for the simple reason that its literally an entirely different world underwater. Seventy-one percent of the earth is covered by water, and most of that is completely virgin-ground water. This weeks story involves a goliath grouper again, but in a different way. The only experience I had with a thundering/drumming grouper was in the Florida Keys some 20 years ago. We had found some lobster, and a residential 30-pound strawberry grouper. The drumming he made when we came near was shocking. Sound is magnified underwater, but I could actually feel the vibrations. He was letting me know this was his coral patch, and (at the time I had no spear or sling) there was nothing I could do about it. A goliath grouper can actually make a sonic boom with the volume of their underwater drumming, which leads us to this weeks story. Pat Bennett is no stranger to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. The longtime angler and owner of E-SeaRider Marine Beanbags has made his living based around the water. When he hit the water for a dive 90 miles offshore during last weekends St. Pete Open, he knew there were big fish below. When I rolled over the boat, I could hear the goliath grouper booming 160 feet below, Bennett proclaimed. I knew they would be competing with black grouper for the same spot. Finding these fish was not easy for Bennett. Since May, Bennett knew this was the area he would be diving during the St. Pete Open, hoping to be atop the podium with his winning catch. The tournament brings out the most spear fisherman of any tournament in the world, meaning the title is coveted. In May, we had seen black grouper to 110 pounds at our main spot. Bennett said. He left them untouched, anticipating that a return during the August tournament would yield monsters. Then the unthinkable happened. Bennett and company dropped down first on the main spot, which produced a 50-pound black grouper and nothing more. It was pretty barren. These fish move. A lot of people think of them as pets: if they feed them, theyll stay home. Thats a big misconception. Those fish move around with water quality, bait, food source, predators and more, Bennett said. After bringing the 50pound black grouper to the surface, Bennett and Team Explorer were on the hunt. After an hour of searching, they ended up about one-half mile from the original honey hole. Bennett saw what he was looking for on the depthfinder. It was a large biomass of fish, he said. Thats when he rolled into the water and heard the thump of goliath grouper 160 feet below. As Bennett neared the bottom, Capt. Ron Gauthier was close behind with camera in hand, filming for the upcoming episode of Capt. Rons Ocean Explorer on Destination American by Discovery at 5:30 a.m. Sundays. There was a large bait pod causing a really dark cloud, Bennett recalled. I pushed into the bait cloud, using it as camouflage, ready to shoot. I saw the shadow of the black grouper on the other side of the cloud. The fish wasnt moving his pectoral fins, and I knew he was prepared to jet and take off. Bennett took the shot, stoning it in the top of the head. He was dead upon impact before slowly rolling over. Capt. Gauthier said the shot was perfect, with the spear sticking out of his head. The black grouper looked like a unicorn, which was needed on such a big fish, he said. The visibility was about 15 feet because the bull sharks were stirring up the bottom messing with fish. When they arrived and weighed in, the fish came to 99.75 pounds after being gutted, besting second place and last years winner Justin Moraines 71.25-pound gutted black grouper for the title. Other winners include Scott A. Nunn, snapper, 21.9 pounds; Trey Strickland, amberjack, 8.45 pounds; Dan Traver, hogfish, 19.05 pounds; Adam Valle, barracuda/cobia, 35.45; Marc Meyer, lobster, 8.25; Ritchie Zacker, sheepshead, 6.4 pounds. Gauthier says to look for this episode to air within the next month. I know I will be watching.Q Rob Chapman IV is a tournament-winning angler and outdoorsman from Lake City. Hes an award-winning marine artist, a graduate of Florida Gateway College and of Jacksonville University. He is currently the Coordinator of Marketing, Web, & Graphics Production at FGC, and is active both in the outdoors and designing for outdoors companies throughout the world. Hed love to hear from you! Send your reports, photos, and articles to firstname.lastname@example.org utdoors 360 OUTDOORS 360 Rob Chapmanrob@outdoors360.comA tale of another massive grouper PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANPat Bennett with a 99.75-pound black grouper. PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMAN PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANBlair Davis caught this redfish at Panama City Beach with Capt. Brent Lyons.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMAN Dalton Williams with a big bass.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANChristian Thompson, Prostaff for Creme Lures and R&S Rods & Jigs, caught this 3-pound, 1-ounce largemouth bass.PHOTO COURTESY ROB CHAPMANJesse Altman and Mason Gray with a nice dolphin aboar d Rip A Lip with Capt. Tad. Carrigan Shermans very first fish with her proud Papa.
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