By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comFlorida Gateway College is making one last attempt to amicably settle a tree-related dispute with the city before taking the battle to court, said FGC President Lawrence Barrett. An attorney for the college is trying to arrange a meeting with the city attorney about the citys plan to cut down large swaths of trees on airport land, Barrett said. Maybe we can have one last shot at trying to come to a resolution on this situation before we take it to the next step, Barrett said. Failing that, the college will seek an injunction to stop the removal of the trees and a fencing project Barrett says is related. Barrett is waiting to hear back from his attorney on what the scope of a potential injunction might be. Removing the trees could worsen flooding on the neighboring campus, the college maintains. Its uncertain what shape a settlement could take, Barrett said, but it would likely entail the city following recommendations SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $2 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 261 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . . 7A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2-3B Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D PANTHER PACKAt Pinemount Elementary, 2A 79 54Fog, clouds, 2A Lake City Reporter Robotic surgery hits new heights at LCMC SUNDAY The Easter story Opinion 4A +PLUS >> EGGS AWAY! 1CSee photos, 3A By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comTheresa Terry Cox is missing. Her daughter thinks she could be trying to return to her 29th Road, Lake City home from Springfield, Illinois when a trip to see her ailing father went bad. Lindsay Wiggins struggled to retell the story of her missing mother Friday afternoon. Her mind pinged from one detail to the next, scouring the events of the past seven days for the most important information to tell the public. I get overwhelmed, so none of the details come out at first, she said. Cox, 57, was last seen on March 23 at 9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time, according to Springfield Police Department. There is absolutely nothing, there is no sign, no tips, she has literally disappeared, Wiggins said. Sgt. Grant Barksdale confirmed Wiggins assessment. He said as of Friday, the case had been turned over to the agencys investigative division. As of right now, this morning, this afternoon, Ive heard no updates, said Barksdale. Media in the area have Was there to visit critically ill father.Also in todays Reporter: Lake City woman missing in Illinois Post 57: Vet will have his headstone Wrong-way crash on I-75 injures 3BELOW & INSIDE MISSING continued on 7A Lake City woman missing for more than a week in Illinois HE IS RISEN HE IS RISEN Happy Easte Happy Easte Happy Easte HE IS RISEN Happy Easte HE IS RISEN Happy Easte HE IS RISEN Happy Easte HE IS RISEN Lake Citys Only Locally Owned and Operated New Car Dealership 386-752-2180www.RONSONET.com One last shot to end tree dispute Cox TREES continued on 5AMore inside Luster reverses self, again, on deer. See 5A. After that its off to court, says FGC President Lawrence Barrett. By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comU.S. Army Master Sgt. Howard Nichola dashed through the woods, jumping over a log as bullets rained down. Everybody at your rifles, Nichola told his men. Shoot em if he comes back again. Its impossible for a rifle to take a plane down one of the soldiers replied. A volley of gunfire flew back into the sky. The German plane made a single circle before spiraling in. Nichola found his spoils in the wreckage, distributEditors note: Howard Nichola, whose nephew Rex and niece Kim live in Lake City, had him for a houseguest the last few weeks before convincing him to give up his home in Michigan and come live with them. Nichola, 102, left for Michigan one last time on Friday to collect his belongings and say his goodbyes. We were lucky enough to sit down with him before then to hear the story of his experiences during the last year of World War II including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Nichola is a man of small physical stature who doesnt hear well, but he is stout of heart and mind. His recollections follow a blow-by-blow account from one of the men who saved the world from darkness, starting on June 6, 1944. Nichola An American hero recounts the tale of freedoms triumph. D-DAY continued on 5AAP PhotoU.S. infantrymen wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies June 1944, D-Day invasion of occupied France. Howard Nichola was there waiting for them. A3
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S UNDAY, AP RIL 1, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CIT Y REPOR TER 3A EGGS AWAY! Meet the People of PEOPLES STATE BANKWere your friends, family & neighbors. Stop by today and youll see we have a lot more than money invested in this community.MAIN BRANCH: 350 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, FL 32025 WEST OFFICE: 3882 West US Highway 90, Lake City, Florida 32055 PROFESSIONAL CENTER: 161 NW Lake Jeery Rd., Lake City, FL 32055Come grow with us! Candace Worked at PSB since 2016 2 years of banking and customer service experience Married to Christopher Masters 3 children, Ayden, Aybree and Sophie Active supporter of Chamber of Commerce events Active Supporter of March of DimesCandace MastersTeller/Customer Service RepresentativeAmber Worked at PSB since 2016 5 years in banking 1 son, Ethan Active Supporter of March of Dimes Active Supporter of United WayKerri Worked at PSB since 2014 12 years in banking 24 years in Information Technology BS Computer Information Services Active member Epiphany Catholic, Choir and Home Bound Ministries Diocese of St. Augustine Eucharistic Congree and Cursillo Movement Filipino American Cultural Society Epiphany Catholic Church Saturday Morning Tennis Club Active Supporter Minnesota VikingsPatty Worked at PSB since 2015 19 years in banking Married to James Reeves She has 1 son, Dylin and 1 daughter, Jamie Active Supporter of March of Dimes Active Supporter of United WayAmber HardeeTeller/Customer Service RepresentativeKerri SmithIT/Vendor ManagerPatty ReevesAVP Human Resource Officer IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CARRIERS ARE YOU AN EARLY RISER WITH DEPENDABLE TRANSPORTATION? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUBSIDIZE YOUR INCOME? DO YOU LIKE TO WORK ALONE?WE HAVE ROUTES AVAILABLE NOW IN: A) PROVIDENCE, HOPEFUL CHURCH, MASON CITY AREA B) COUNTRY CLUB RD., EASTSIDE VILLAGE AREA, OLUSTEE AREA C) PLANTATION, EMERALD LAKES, BLACKBERRY ACRES, 90 WEST AREAINTERESTED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE ROUTES?APPLY IN PERSON MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8 AM TO 5 PM, AT:180 E. Duval St.Across From DOWNTOWN LAKE CITYSTART EARNING NOW EARN MORE MONEY NOW Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterTravis Buchanan, City Church lead pastor, estimated more than 3,000 people attended the City Church second Easter Egg Drop event Saturday at the fairgrounds. We had 1,100 children registered, plus moms and dads, so it prob ably close to 3,000 people out here, he said. We had about 2,500 last year. This year we had an increase in people and community involvement. We just want to be a blessing to the kids, moms and dads in Columbia County. What were trying to do is impart the heart of Christ onto our community. TOP: A City Church Egg Drop worker unleashes thousands of Easter eggs from a helicopter onto the Columbia County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena Saturday. Organizers dropped gave away 15,000 plastic Easter eggs during the event. CENTER: Children and parents wait in line for the City Church 6-8year-old divisions egg hunt Saturday. ABOVE LEFT, RIGHT: A wave of youngsters collect Easter eggs at City Churchs second Easter Egg Drop event Saturday at the fairgrounds.From staff reportsSign-ups are now underway for Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperatives first annual cornhole open tour nament. The tournament will be conducted Saturday, April 14, at Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, 11340 100th Street, Live Oak. The event is a fundraiser to benefit United Way of Suwannee Valley. Tournament opera tions will be conducted by North Florida Cornhole. Warm ups begin at 11 a.m., and the games start at noon. For more, visit or contact United Way of Suwannee Valley or www.suwanneecornhole.com. Cornhole tourney sign-ups
Its easy to forget how young the Silicon Valley companies that dominate so much of our lives really are. One need be only a freshman in high school to have been born in a time before Facebook existed. And a baby delivered on the day Google was incorporated would turn 20 only this September. In just the single lifespan of a teenager, those two firms along with many other competitors and allies have generated riches and international clout to rival the nations grandest commercial enterprises. Ad sales made Googles parent company the fifth-most-profitable in the U.S. last year, and Facebooks ads drove it to $10 billion in profits as well, enough to rank 20th among the Fortune 500. Vast as these companies are, its not the dollars involved that reveal how deeply embedded they have become in our lives. Some 1.4 billion people worldwide use Facebook daily. Google conducts as many as 40,000 searches per second. In addition to greatly enriching the firms, this ubiquity has also created whole new digital economies and marketplaces for countless other companies. For the rest of us, it has provided constant and often extraordinarily helpful services and conveniences. And its all been free of charge. In lieu of payment, the companies ask merely for us to provide a peek into our most private lives and telling habits. We provide realtime information about families, friends, our likes and dislikes, locations, travel, eating, drinking, reading and viewing habits and much more. In short, we consent to be not their customer, but their product. They sell to third parties an opportunity to sell us things, to tell us all kinds of stories true or trivial or just made up and to influence our behavior as consumers and citizens. For many, it has seemed a healthy exchange. You keep me in touch with my friends, long-lost cousins and classmates, and Ill let you have access to everything you want to know in order to sell my attention to your clients. But the tides are turning. Many have been outraged by revelations that Russians and other have exploited Facebooks close knowledge of us, the users, to further inflame our public discourse, and how third-parties unscrupulously used users personal data without their consent. In its wake, more of us are second-guessing our relationship with Facebook, and with the countless other firms that trade access to our private lives for their otherwise free services. Most Americans arent ready to cut ties to their social media sources. But the companies would be foolish to ignore this moment of recalibration. The companies, and the users and everyone involved, should commit to auditing these relationships, if they are to remain healthy. What should happen next? We need a three-part compact between the Internet titans, users and government: 1. Companies are going to want to use our information from search histories to friends lists to social media likes and dislikes to better target the ads they sell to third parties. Fair enough. But they should make it easier for users to opt out and limit what information can be used. They must enable users to block any firm from providing that information in a way that identifies the user to a third party. When exceptions are required by law, the users should be informed and the companies should insist on a subpoena or warrant. 2. Users should audit privacy settings on each app they use, and take the critical step of reconsidering which apps they sign into through Twitter, Google or Facebook. How well do you really trust the company behind the latest app you installed on your phone? 3. Congress and other governments must demand accountability from Facebook and others and insist on strong firewalls between the identities of the people whose data they use to sell adds and the firms who purchase them.If youre back visiting Lake City and maybe this is your old stomping grounds, your former home town, or our community just holds a special place in your memory, welcome home! Were glad youre here with us on this peaceful and joyous Resurrection Sunday. Enjoy the beauty of another Easter holiday weekend with loved ones basking in the warmth of spring and the rebirth of another season. If you havent visited in awhile, youre probably noticing a lot of change in the form of growth and development in a lot of areas in Lake City and throughout Columbia County. These are all positive developments in our community. If you ever lived here or spent any reasonable amount of time in the past, you probably complained about not having enough restaurant choices, not even enough fast food places from which to pick a burger or some other bagged window-food offering. Well, in what now seems like an overnight bloom, weve got plenty of culinary selection with most certainly more on the way. We continue to be the hot spot for long-distance travelers coming to and from tourist destination points in Central and South Florida. No fewer than five large-scale hotels are either in the planning or construction phase. The retail economy is jetting to new heights, which is obvious to anyone returning who looks around. Several new shopping developments and several new national retailers have taken prominent locations along U.S. 90. The housing market, especially new home building, is strong once again for the first time in a decade. Existing homes in our many established subdivisions also are selling quickly once listed, so the overall real estate market is healthy and on the comeback trail. Overall, our economy is solid and getting stronger every day. If you are back visiting family and friends this weekend and maybe years ago you left town because Lake City didnt provide the fuel you needed to power your dream, we just might have it now. We need more quality people to move here and join our workforce. As weve noted previously, there needs to be a greater focus on career-track jobs here. Still, sometimes we cannot fill what careertrack jobs there are. If you have a skill and more importantly a solid, can-do work ethic, theres a job here for you that can be secured quickly. If you are an entrepreneur, a self-starter, or maybe you already own a business, relocate it or expand it here. We want you in business with us to help create more excitement and more jobs in Lake City and Columbia County. We need quality people investing in Lake City, giving of themselves, getting involved in our communitys political circles and helping nurture its smart growth. Families that have lived here for generations have watched our slice of natural Florida change rapidly and they have adapted. They know life does not get any better than this in such a wonderful place. Those of us who saw the potential in Lake City decades ago moved here with anticipation. We got here as fast as we could. Lake City, Florida, is the best place to be. Believe it. Find your new hometown or rediscover your old one right here. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. 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BY EMAIL: email@example.com Sunday, April 1, 2018 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 counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONThe Easter storyIn the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his rai ment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governors ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appoint ed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoev er I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:1-20 (King James V ersion) Nothing comes free even online Nothing comes free even online Dallas Morning NewsVisitors, ever think of moving here? Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.comIf you are an entrepreneur, a self-starter, or maybe you already own a business, relocate it or expand it here. We want you in business with us to help create more excitement and more jobs in Lake City and Columbia County.
S UNDAY, AP RIL 1, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CIT Y REPOR TER 5A NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TO BE HELD BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY ON THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 AT 5:15 PM AT THE LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY CONFERENCE ROOM, LOCATED AT 259 NE FRANKLIN STREET, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32025. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO DISCUSS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH PROCESS. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting identied above. Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the Authority hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for the meeting identied above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the Hospital Authority at (386) 755-1090. SONJA MARKHAM Administrative Assistant from the Federal Aviation Administration to consult wildlife and environmental experts and conduct studies before moving forward. I think the answer is they follow the processes that theyve been told to follow, he said. The citys plan is to erect fencing on the southwest corner of the airport, which is used as an industrial park and sits on the opposite side of the college-airport boundary. Then if the issue with the trees has been resolved, the next phase will be installing fencing along Timberwolf Drive, Airport Manager Roland Luster said at an Airport Advisory Committee meeting earlier in the month. The city is hiring a firm to conduct a wildlife and environmental study for $20,000. Barrett contends that the city needs to have the necessary studies done before installing the first round of fencing, not just before it removes the trees. The concern in trying to negotiate a resolution, Barrett said, is that the city hasnt inspired trust. Their past actions have been untruthful, he said. City officials either misinterpreted or misrepresented the facts when they told the college that the FAA was requiring them to cut down the trees, Barrett said. Thats an issue right there, he added. Thats a trust issue. Luster has emphasized that the city will complete the fencing project in two phases, and that no trees will be cut down in the first phase. But Barrett said he worries the city might try to complete the whole project at once. The resolution to go through with the project, which goes before the City Council Monday, does not explicitly say the project will be done in phases. Barrett said he wants the resolution to explicitly outline the phases of the project, since it has been a central argument Luster has used to reassure the college. I want that not just in writing, I want that in the resolution, Barrett said. Luster said it would be inappropriate to comment on Good Friday, when the Lake City Reporter reached out to him. City Attorney Fred Koberlein and City Manager Wendell Johnson could not be reached for comment.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comAirport Manager Roland Luster has backed away from a statement he made at a recent City Council meeting that indicated the airport no longer had a deer problem, a remark that blew a hole in the citys justification for removing large swaths of trees on the property. City officials say they need to cut down 133 acres of trees so that deer, which pose a threat to landing and departing aircraft, have no habitat in which to hide. During a January Airport Advisory Committee meeting, Florida Gateway College President Lawrence Barrett handed out timestamped photos to city officials showing a deer and coyote walking through a large gap underneath the airports perimeter fence and encouraged them to fix that before moving ahead with the plan to remove the trees. Following reports on the matter in the Lake City Reporter, the city fixed the gap Feb. 5. During a March 19 City Council meeting, Councilman Jake Hill asked Luster if there was there still a deer problem after they fixed the area in the fence with that hole. Luster responded. No. The deer problem seems to be more directed on the 280 and over where the hole in the fence was located at, Luster said. Pilots landing on Runway 28 fly at about 280 degrees magnetic heading, a person familiar with the matter told the Lake City Reporter. The 280 likely refers to the area around that runway. After the meeting and during the following day, the Lake City Reporter reached out to Luster seeking amplification of his comments. Neither Luster nor City Manager Wendell Johnson responded after multiple attempts. During an Airport Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, Luster accused the Lake City Reporter of misrepresenting his previous remarks. After that meeting, a reporter asked him to explain why he thought the newspaper got it wrong. He asked the question are the deer still coming under the fence there? Luster said. The question that he asked me was if the fence had been fixed. The Lake City Reporter repeatedly listened to audio recordings of the comments in question. Hill asked whether the deer were still getting on the property period, not necessarily just through the gap, he confirmed Friday, as documented on the recordings.Airport chief reverses self again on deer question TREESContinued From 1A Says he didnt make comments recorded at City Council meeting. FILEA ir port Manager Roland Luster speaks at a March 19 City Council meeting.ing the fur-lined flight suit, helmet, Luger pistol and pair of boots to the men. Nichola, now 102 years old and planning a move to Lake City to be closer with family, recounted picking up the mail in early 1941. The then 25-year-old was at his home in Dodgeville, Michigan, when the draft notice came. Nichola, who had been expecting it to come sooner or later, had to report in the next day. I knew itd be a rough war against the Germans, he said. When he arrived at Fort Sheridan near Chicago, the Army wanted Nichola to serve as a cook on a domestic transport train. I said, no, I want to go overseas, he told them.The Big OneSoldiers from the first wave of the American invading force, more than 100 in all, floated dead in the water as Nichola arrived on Normandy Beach. The day before D-Day, the soldiers put on long johns and heavy shirts, hoping they would offer some protection to their skin in the event of a chemical attack. Nichola guessed two things would soon happen. One, the Allies would be in control of the beach, and two, hed probably be dead by then. We knew that wed be killed the next day, he said. We always planned on that. With a can of pea soup in hand, Nichola was sent on his way. On his first day at Normandy, Nichola rode in a Jeep with his captain through a town the Allies hadnt taken yet, stopping at a field where the captain told Nichola to check for mines. As he worked, he glanced out into the distance and saw soldiers running from the town. Boy those Americans are moving fast across the field, he told himself. Then he looked again. They were all German troops, he said. Running from the town.The Battle of Saint-LoIn July 1944, after the invasion of Normandy, American forces targeted Saint-Lo, a strategic crossroads town in northwestern France. The Germans had taken Saint-Lo in 1940 and were heavily fortified. More than a thousand American infantry soldiers were taken off the front lines as engineers came in to replace them. Nichola starting digging a hole when his colonel gave a word of advice. Dig that hole deep, because youre going to be sitting in that hole for three days, he told Nichola. It seemed like the Germans hadnt spotted them until a bullet hit the ground between Nicholas legs. Another one grazed the end of his nose, leaving a blister. Nicholas fellow soldiers spotted the sniper in a tree, took aim and fired. He didnt miss. During the battle, Nichola heard the roar of about a dozen American planes overhead. And they dropped all the bombs at once, he said. They had no problem going into Saint-Lo then. Tug owarIn one of the small towns Nichola doesnt remember the name American forces came and drove the Germans out. Pretty soon, the Germans came back and drove the Americans out, prompting Nichola to hide in a basement half-full of water. He sat under the steps as a German soldier came and checked the house. I couldnt sleep that night because I wouldve made noise, Nichola said. The next day, American soldiers came and took the town a second time. Tigers and tin coffinsWith Nichola on one side and German tanks on the other, a thick fog rolled in that ended up lasting for three days. Thats when the Battle of the Bulge started, he said. The battle, which started in December 1944, marked the last major German counter-offensive of the war. The fog stripped the Allies of their air superiority, and the German Tiger tanks could tear right through their American counterparts, which were nicknamed tin coffins, Nichola said. Because everyone inside of them would be killed when the Germans shot, he said. Nichola was without a commander as the Germans made gains. But on Dec. 26, 1944, Nichola watched as Gen. Pattons 4th Armored Division broke through the front line. They drove all night with their tanks, Nichola said. Thats how they helped save the town.FoxholesJust after the Battle of the Bulge, Nichola was dug in behind a big log. You couldnt stick your head up, he said. The Germans would kill you right away. With 168 rounds of ammunition, he watched as German soldiers captured Americans from foxholes and escorted them out to an open field for execution. A German high commander got angry when he heard what his men had done, Nichola said. Because now the Americans are going to fight that much harder, he said. Nichlola started shooting from behind the log. God, I mustve shot about 30, he said. The next day, the Germans moved up to Nicholas last known position but he and his company were gone. We moved out during the night, he said. As the Germans moved back, Nicholas outfit attacked with bazookas. Knocked quite a few tanks out, killed quite a few Germans, he said. Mustve had a hundred of them piled up out there.LuxembourgIn Luxembourg, Nichola built a wooden bridge over a stream using lumber from a nearby sawmill. American trucks loaded with troops went across the stream into Germany. The next day, German soldiers started crossing the bridge, approaching a parked truck. Nichola, who had attached a charge to the vehicle, was peeking around a corner and waited for his moment to push plunger. Boy, the Germans flew in the air, he said. The enemy soldiers, along with the truck, landed in the stream. We got out of there in a hurry, Nichola said. Wars end Nicholas company fought its way through Nuremberg and into Czechoslovakia. As they approached Prague, they learned the city was off limits. The Russians said, nope, theyre taking Prague, he said. So we went back. At one point, a large number of German soldiers came out of some nearby woods, Nichola said. The Americans thought it was an attack, but the surrendering German officers saluted them a normal military salute, not the infamous Nazi one, Nichola said.Coming home The first month back home was the roughest, Nichola said. Boy, Id jump in the bed, he said, demonstrating how his hands would shake. Waterd be running off my hair, my pajama top was all wet. That went on regularly for about a year, then became a once-in-a-while phenomenon. The shaking and sweating came back as recently as nine months ago. Its still in my system, he said. D-DAYContinued From 1A
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7A S UNDAY, AP RIL 1, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CIT Y REPOR TER NOTICE OF MEETINGS LAKE CITY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lake City Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Lake City, Florida, will hold a meeting on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 5:55 p.m., in the Council Chambers located on the second oor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. CITY COUNCIL MEETING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA WILL MEET ON MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA All interested persons are invited to attend the meetings identied above. Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at its meetings or hearings, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for any of the meetings identied above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the City Managers Oce at (386) 719-5768. AUDREY E. SIKES, MMC City Clerk CLASS DATE TIMEINSTRUCTOR Acrylics Apr. 5th & 19th 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Dottie List Youth Art Project (FREE! Ages 12) Apr. 14th 10:00 AM 12 Noon Marley Andretti Watercolor Apr. 16th & 30th 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Wally Reichert Jewelry Basic Apr. 17th & 24th 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Linda Schenavar Apr. 26th 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Linda Schenavar Wood Carving Apr. 21st 9:00 AM 12 Noon Charles Kime Turkish Marbling Apr. 25th 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Christine Brewer Below is the April class schedule for the Gateway Art Gallery. All classes are taught by professional, local artists. Unless otherwise noted, each class is $30 for two hours, including supplies. Call for information and scheduling at 386-752-5229.386-752-5229 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. YOU CAN FIND WHAT YOU NEED IN TODAYS CLASSIFIEDSIva Enoree Ree JonesMrs. Iva Enoree Ree Jones. age 86, of Orange Park, Florida died Friday, March 30, in the Life Care Center, Orange Park, Florida following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones as born in Lake City, Florida and resided in the Ellisville community and then lived in Jacksonville, Florida for many years before moving back to Lake City, Florida in 1990. She had been residing in Orange Park, Florida for the past six years. She was a graduate of Mason City High School, a homemaker and enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Jones, her son, Vernon Dale Smith and her parents, John and Iva Corine Criswell Witt. She is survived by her son, Garry W. (Kim) Crews of Jacksonville, Florida: Three grandchildren, Wade Crews, Donald Crews and Daniel Crews: one great-grandchild, Landen Crews. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Jones will be held at 1 P.M. Wednesday, April 4, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Ivan Clements officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia County, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, April 3, at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, Florida. www.gueryfuneralhome.net Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293.OBITUARIES City looks north for help with building dept.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comCity officials are looking north for help with the citys building and zoning department after the recent resignation of the citys growth management director. The city council is expected to discuss its options during the 6 p.m. city council meeting, Monday in City Council chambers, 205 N. Marion Avenue. The city is considering entering an interlocal agreement with Hamilton County to provide interim building official and growth management services to the city. Wendell Johnson, city manager, said the citys former growth development director, Rod Hoefert, resigned a few weeks ago and went to work for Marion County in Ocala. He said the city has been advertising the growth management position for a few weeks and it will close April 8. In the interim, we have to have someone doing our inspections who is certified as a building official, Johnson said. Historically, that has been someone from Columbia County, but Todd Crews [an inspector with the county] is too busy. Johnson said the building department in Hamilton County is not as busy. John Auer, from Hamilton County [building department], has agreed to help for a few weeks until we can get somebody, he said. With his workload, he can help us out a little bit. If the city cannot find a hire for the position by its April 8 deadline, Johnson said he has already spoken to a consulting firm to find a suitable candidate after the deadline. Hoefert worked for the city for about eight months. Will seek interim aid with inspections from Ham. Co.widely reported the case and the SPD, Wiggins said, searched exhaustively, using dogs, drones and on-foot grid searches. Wiggins said she and her family had taken Cox to Springfield to be with her mother, and to help with her father amid what turned out to be the last rounds of a fatal bout with cancer. They left for Illinois last week. A basic outline of the story, Wiggins said. He got sick. We went up there. My mom planned to stay after we left and so she stayed. We came home. We left on a Wednesday night. We got back Thursday morning at 5 a.m. I went to sleep. I got a phone call at 9:30 in the morning saying that my mom was a missing person. Cox was there with her sister, Wiggins aunt, and a daughter, Wiggins sister. They were the last people to see her mother, she said. She was not in her right frame of mind to say the least, Wiggins said. According to the account, as told by Wiggins, it happened fast. My mother got very grief stricken and then she ran away. They chased her for about four blocks and called the police, Wiggins said. Yeah, it was bad. Then the fire truck showed up, by the time the fire truck turned around to go because my aunt had eyes on my mom the fire truck pulled up next to her, and she said, shes right there. And then my aunt I guess went to go help with grandpa and the fire truck turned around. And she was gone from what I understand. Cox was last seen wearing jeans and a black-and-white, checkered, hooded sweatshirt. Wiggins said they have lived in Lake City for 20 years. Im grasping for yarn, strings, rope anything at this point, Wiggins said. MISSINGContinued From 1ACox, 57, was last seen on March 23 at 9:30 a.m. Central D aylight Time, according to Springfield Police D epartment. There is absolutely nothing, there is no sign, no tips, she has literally disappeared, her daughter said.
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WIPE THE SLATE For 12 months2 %APR1 REPORTER ipeSlate-REV4_LC.pdf Advertising, 863-299-9980 x1030 By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThe American Legion Post 57 commander said hed received several calls on the story of a Lake City Vietnam veteran who died in the conflict in 1967 and has since lain in an unmarked grave in a local cemetery. Art Lowes said the posts members have followed the story very closely. If he didnt have a military burial, he will now, said Lowes. Private First Class Eugene McCrays photograph was found recent ly after a two-year effort undertaken by a sizable list of concerned residents who worked to get McCrays image on the digital memorial called The Wall of Faces a project of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Now anyone visiting the website, www.vvmf.org, can see McCray and learn basic details of his life and time in the military. His picture was the last of six Columbia County men killed in the conflict sought by Alachua 1092 Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America president Forest Hope for the memorial. In that search Lake City resident Lelia Williams proved integral, not only locating the photograph, but through a concert of coincidences discovered McCrays grave had missed a headstone for over 50 years. Not having a photograph was hard enough, Lowes said Friday, but a missing headstone pushed the local Legion to action. Its one of our brothers, he was killed doing what we all had done in our lives, Lowes said. He said his organization has now thrown its weight behind Williams and Hopes effort to spur the local VA to supply a headstone. But he said if they dont, the local Legion will. And theyre prepared to perform all of the customs associated with a traditional military funeral. If the VA doesnt come through with the stone then we will, Lowes said. If the stone is placed, we will do it again with full military honors. He said there was no animosity toward the local VA, but the request could merely be turned down due to the length of time alone that had passed. Fifty-one years is a long time, Lowes said. The two reps of the state do a super job ... this is a super VA hospital, you cant ask for better service. This was a case of what he called, veterans taking care of veterans. It was what he said the Legion stood for, The idea, you know, that the American Legion supports all veterans whatever branch.FILEAmer ican Legion Post 57 Commander Ar t Lowes pays tribute to family members of veterans at a wreath-lay ing ceremony in 2016. If no headstone from VA, Post 57 will come throughLOST VIETNAM VET McCrayClub registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386-752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75).WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. Visit our web site, Volunteer.CommunityHospice. com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a Sylvia Sylvia, the story of a marriage and a dog, opens Friday at the High Springs Playhouse and runs weekends through Apr il 29 Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. D oors open hour prior to show time. Tickets may be purchased online at highspringsplay house.com ($1 service charge) or at the door: $15 for adults; $10 for students or Seniors on Sundays (55+). CALENDARContinued From 6ADEBORAH ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY/Special to the Reporter
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, April 1, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com COLLEGE SOFTBALL COURTESY OF USA ATHLETICSSouth Alabamas Kamdyn Kvistad stands at the plate during an alumni game earlier this season. Kvistad is in her first season with the Jaguars. The former CHS star catcher recently received Player of the Week honors. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Battle follows in dads footsteps, headed to play ball at Mars Hill Former CHS star ready for next stop. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comIts been 28 years since JJ Battle stepped foot inside Meares Stadium at Mars Hill University. Thats about to change this fall. JJs son Alfonso, a member of Columbias state semifinal team in 2015, recently committed to play football for the Mountain Lions, following in his fathers footsteps after he played there nearly three decades ago. Alfonso spent the past two seasons at Minnesota State Community & Tech, honing his skills as a cornerback to make the leap from a JUCO to a Division II university by the time he was a junior. It just so happens, hell be donning the same blue and gold colors his father wore in 1991 before JJ transferred to UNLV for his final three seasons. To make this story even cooler, Alfonso will be coached by defensive coordinator Kevin Barnette, the same coach who mentored his father all those years ago. It was important, Alfonso said of playing at the same school as his dad, but at the same time I wanted to do what was right for me. I didnt want it to seem like I was doing it just for him but it just so happened to plan out that I picked that school and the same school that he went to. I think its kind of cool because (Barnette) coached him as well. For JJ, itll be an opportunity to return to his old stomping grounds while also being able to watch his oldest son play college football. JJ was unable to make any of Alfonsos games at Minnesota State Community & Tech due to the fact he coached his younger son Bryces pop warner team on the weekends in Tampa. That wont be the case this season, as JJ plans to By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFacing unfamiliar competition while adapting to new surroundings, its no shocker when a freshman struggles, almost a certainty for any rookie. All apart of the learning curve, so they say. Yet Kamdyn Kvistad has defied the odds in her first year playing at South Alabama. And the Lake City product has shown no signs of slowing down after claiming the Sunbelt Conference Player of the Week Award this past week. She received the nod her first of her career after going 7-for-8 with 4 RBI versus Georgia State. Kvistad also went yard during the series, posting her best offensive numbers yet. Its a great feeling, she said in a phone interview. I was honored and really happy to see that I got it. Me and my team have been working really hard and preparing for the competition were facing in the Sunbelt [Conference]. I was just really excited and honored to get it, makes me want to keep working hard on and off the field. It didnt take long for Kvistads impact to be felt. The first-year slugger and her mighty swing have helped the Jaguars to 18 wins so far this season. Kam has a tremendous amount of power and her overall mentality at the plate makes her a special hitter, South Alabama coach Becky Clark said. I think she is just starting to scratch the surface of what she is ultimately capable of and am looking for her to continue to grow and compete. Kvistad pledged her allegiance years ago, verbally committing to South Alabama as early as her sophomore year of high school. The former Columbia star was first drawn to the university by fellow Lake City native Stephanie Pilkington, who played for the Jaguars (2013-2016). Kvistad later visited the campus herself, and came away impressed, accepting the programs scholarship offer not much longer after her recruiting visit. She continued to polish her game over the next couple years, establishing herself as one of the most fearsome hitters in the state at Columbia. Kvistad left behind quite the legacy, finishing her high school career with an astounding .412 batting average and 20 homers (according to MaxPreps). The former first-team all-state selection received her first college accolade this week the first of likely many. Kvistad, the younger sister of Kayli, an All-American at Florida, has already started carving out her own legacy at South Alabama, on the field and in the classroom. Its been going good, she said of her classes. Theyre definitely not easy. When youre staying busy and traveling, it can be hard keeping up with everything but its all going good. I enjoy my professors, and my classes are awesome so its good, I like them. Kvistad is still getting acclimated, like any other newbie on campus. Except she is tasked to do more than the typical freshman, balancing the demands of a student-athlete at the Lake City native Kvistad making noise in her first season at South Alabama. who mentored his father all those years ago. that I picked that school to make any of Alfonsos Alfonso Battle COLLEGE BASKETBALL COURTESYMichigans Moe Wagner and the Wolverines won 69-57 on Saturday. Mikayla Collins verbally committed to Santa Fe College this past week. The volleyball standout is coming off a strong junior season. Collins (left) spikes the ball versus Lake Weir this past season. Read more about her, 2B. ON THE WAY UPSee BATTLE, 4B See KVISTAD, 4BKvistad, Gators close out weekend with three wins From staff reportsThe Florida softball team picked up three victories on the day after defeating Hampton, 7-0, and Jacksonville twice, 2-1 & 4-0. The Gators resumed a halted game from yesterday with the Dolphins before competing in the finale full game of the day.Florida vs. Hampton | W, 7-0Natalie Lugo received her first collegiate start and pitched a gem against Hampton. The West Covina, Calif. native scattered three hits in a complete-game shutout with a season-high 11 strikeouts and no walks. The Gators scored in the first inning and took a 1-0 lead over the Lady Pirates when freshman Hannah Adams drove home Amanda Lorenz with an RBI double to left center field. Lorenz reached to leadoff the game with a four-pitch walk. Nicole DeWitt extended Floridas lead out to 2-0 after driving a base hit through the right side of the Hampton infield. Sophia Reynoso scored on the play from second after both her and Lorenz drew backto-back walks. Florida tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth to go ahead 4-0. Jaimie Hoover led off the frame with a single and Reynoso See GATORS, 2BWagner, Michigan end Loyolas runBy RALPH RUSSOAssociated PressSAN ANTONIO Staring down a 10-point deficit against an underdog that seemed nothing short of blessed during the madness of March, Moe Wagner and Michigan clamped down on Loyola-Chicago and ended one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs ever. Wagner, Charles Matthews and the Wolverines erased a 10-point second-half deficit and Michigan beat the Ramblers 69-57 Saturday night in the Final Four. The third-seeded Wolverines (33-7) will take a 14-game winning streak into their first national championship game appearance since 2013, and second under coach Jon Beilein. Michigan will play Villanova for its first NCAA title since 1989 on Monday night at the Alamodome. Lovable Loyola (32-6), with superfan Sister Jean courtside and their fans behind the bench standing for pretty much the entire game, could not conjure another upset. The Ramblers were the fourth 11th-seeded team to make it this far and like the previous three, the semifinals were the end of the road. Coach Porter Moser said he was proud of players Ben Richardson, Aundre Jackson and Donte Ingram for holding it together during a postgame news conference, answering questions with red eyes and long faces. It was as tough a locker room as Ive seen, Moser said. They believed that they belong. They believed, they wanted to advance. Loyola had no answers for the 6-foot-11 Wagner and its offense, so smooth and efficient on the way to San Antonio, broke down in the second half and finished with 17 turnovers. Wagner, playing in front of his parents who made the trip from Germany, scored 24 points, had 15 rebounds and was 10 for 16 from the field. Matthews, the Kentucky transfer and Chicago Wildcats also headed to title game after defeating Kansas 95-79.See FINAL FOUR, 2B B1
2B S UNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship, at San Antonio GOLF 2 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, Houston Open, final round, at Humble, Texas 3 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, Houston Open, final round, at Humble, Texas 5 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, ANA Inspiration, final round, at Rancho Mirage, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN St. Louis at N.Y. Mets 4 p.m. MLB L.A. Angels at Oakland OR Cleveland at Seattle 8:30 p.m. ESPN San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBA Philadelphia at Charlotte 3:30 p.m. ABC Houston at San Antonio 6 p.m. NBA Oklahoma City at New Orleans 9:30 p.m. NBA Sacramento at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC Boston at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Washington at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Arsenal vs. Stoke City 9:30 a.m. FS1 Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 11 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Chelsea vs. Tottenham Noon FS1 Bundesliga, Mainz vs. Borussia Monchengladbach TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour, Miami Open, mens final, at Key Biscayne, Fla. WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament, championship, Mississippi St. vs. Notre Dame, at Columbus, OhioMLB STANDINGSAmerican League East Division W L P ct GB Baltimore 1 0 1.000 New Y ork 2 1 .667 Boston 1 1 .500 T ampa Bay 1 1 .500 Toronto 1 2 .333 1 C entral Division W L P ct GB Chicago 1 0 1.000 Cleveland 1 1 .500 Detroit 0 1 .000 1 K ansas City 0 1 .000 1 Minnesota 0 1 .000 1 W est Division W L P ct GB Houston 2 1 .667 L os Angeles 2 1 .667 Seattle 1 1 .500 Oakland 1 2 .333 1 Texas 1 2 .333 1 National L eague East Division W L P ct GB New Y ork 2 0 1.000 Washington 2 0 1.000 Atlanta 1 1 .500 1 Miami 1 1 .500 1 Philadelphia 1 1 .500 1 C entral Division W L P ct GB Milwaukee 2 0 1.000 Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 Chicago 1 1 .500 1 Cincinnati 0 2 .000 2 S t. Louis 0 2 .000 2 W est Division W L P ct GB Arizona 2 0 1.000 S an Francisco 2 0 1.000 Colorado 0 2 .000 2 L os Angeles 0 2 .000 2 S an Diego 0 2 .000 2NBA STANDINGSEASTERN CONFERENCE W L P ct GB x-Toronto 55 20 .733 x-Boston 52 23 .693 3 x-Cleveland 45 30 .600 10 x-Philadelphia 44 30 .595 10 x-Indiana 44 31 .587 11 Washington 41 34 .547 14 Miami 41 35 .539 14 Milwaukee 39 35 .527 15 Detroit 35 40 .467 20 Charlotte 34 42 .447 21 New Y ork 27 49 .355 28 Chicago 24 51 .320 31 Brooklyn 24 51 .320 31 Orlando 22 52 .297 32 Atlanta 21 54 .280 34 WESTERN C ONFERENCE W L P ct GB y-Houston 61 14 .813 y -Golden State 54 20 .730 6 Portland 46 29 .613 15 S an Antonio 44 32 .579 17 Ok lahoma City 44 32 .579 17 New Or leans 43 32 .573 18 Minnesota 43 33 .566 18 Utah 42 33 .560 19 L.A. Clippers 41 34 .547 20 Denver 40 35 .533 21 L.A. Lakers 33 41 .446 27 Sacramento 24 51 .320 37 Dallas 23 52 .307 38 Memphis 21 54 .280 40 Phoenix 19 57 .250 42 x -clinched playoff spot y-clinched division American Stephens beats Ostapenko for Miami Open title KEY BISCAYNE Half an hour after Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, she lingered on the confetti-covered court, posing for photos and signing autographs as if reluctant to leave Key Biscayne. The Miami Open is moving, and Stephens became the final womens champion on the picturesque island by beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 Saturday. Stephens was born in South Florida, played on Key Biscayne as a junior and lives in nearby Fort Lauderdale. That made the reigning U.S. Open champion especially eager to win the Miami Open before it moves 18 miles north next year to suburbia and the NFL Dolphins stadium. This place is pretty special to me, Stephens said. Im definitely happy I could be the last person to win here. Ive had some amazing experiences here, and Ill definitely miss it. Even so, Stephens was surprised that fans jeered during the trophy ceremony when tournament director James Blake mentioned the relocation. I was kind of confused by that, she said. Im excited for the move. I think it will be great for the tournament a new facility. Im sure it will be beautiful. Bruins beat Panthers 5-1, regain first place in East BOSTON (AP) Nick Holden has only been in Boston for about a month, and hes already learned that he needs to keep his stick on the ice when hes play ing with David Krejci. When you think the puck cant get there, he can get it there, Holden said after scoring his first goal in a Bruins uniform, tapping in a spinning, per fectly place pass from Krejci to help Boston beat the Florida Panthers 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. He just made a perfect play, said Holden, who was acquired from the New Y ork Rangers in late February. You dont think the puck can get there, and he somehow finds you (with a) spin-o-rama pass all the way to the other side. Krejci had three assists and Jake DeBrusk scored twice in his first game in more than two weeks for the Bruins, who moved into first place in the Eastern Conference and clinched home ice for at least one round of the playoffs. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots and rook ie Ryan Donato had a goal and an assist for Boston, which has won four of its last five games. The Bruins have earned a point in eight straight games and 15 of their last 17. Orlando City tops Red Bulls 4-3 on 86th-minute goal ORLANDO Scott Sutters shot deflect ed off Josue Colman for the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute, sending Orlando City past the New York Red Bulls 4-3 Saturday for its first victory this season. Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles appeared to have Sutters shot covered, but the redirection off Colmans shoulder put Robles out of position. Colman was credited with the goal. Dom Dwyer had two goals for Orlando City (1-2-1). His first was a header that made it 2-2 in the 26th minute. His sec ond was a low hard blast off a throw-in that put his team up 3-2 in the 48th minute. Aaron Long pulled the Red Bulls (2-2-0) even in the 82nd minute with a short header to finish Marc Rzatkowskis free kick. New York opened the scoring in the sev enth minute with Florian Valots header off Alejandro Romero Gamarras cross. Will Johnsons tap-in tied it for Orlando in the 15th minute. Derrick Etienne gave the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead with his first MLS goal in the 24th minute. New York will travel to Guadalajara to face Chivas in the first leg of CONCACAF Champions League semifinal Wednesday night. Hot-hitting Bogaerts homers, Red Sox hold off Rays 3-2 ST. PETERSBURG Xander Bogaerts homered, Rick Porcello carried a shutout into the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Saturday night. Bogaerts also doubled in a run, giving him six extra-base hits three days into the season and extending the ALs longest active hitting streak to 12 games. The shortstops second three-hit game boosted his batting average to .667 (8 for 12) with five doubles. Bogaerts hit a solo drive in the second against Andrew Kittredge (0-1), a reliever making his first big league start in the debut of Tampa Bays plan to use bullpen days in place of a customary fifth starter. Porcello (1-0) shut down the Rays on four hits through five innings, but was unable to get through the sixth. FILEColumbias Mikayla Collins was a captain for the Lady Tigers this past season. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbias Mikayla Collins announced her commitment this week to play volleyball at nearby Santa Fe College in Gainesville. The standout player served as a captain for the Lady Tigers this past season, posting impressive numbers at outside hitter. Collins, a junior, says her biggest motivation to end her recruitment early and join the Saints was due to the schools nursing education programs. She says she looks forward to competing on the volleyball court while pursuing an associates degree. Im going to do my two years at Santa Fe, and have my fun with college ball, then Im going to transfer to the nursing program at UF, she said. Because thats my primary focus. Collins, who tallied 273 kills and 366 digs, pushed Columbia to 15 wins this past season. She chose Santa Fe over Florida Gateway College and few other JUCOs. She plans to make it official and sign her letter of intent in November.Collins commits to Santa Fe College knocked a single to left with one out to put runners on first and second. Back-to-Back errors by Morgan Crawford at second allowed the Gators to load the bases and eventually score two runs before the end of the inning. Reynoso drove in a pair of runs in the top of the fifth frame to give the Gators a 6-0 lead over the Lady Pirates. UF loaded the bases for Reynoso with a singles from Jordan Roberts and Hoover, then Alex Voss drew a full-count walk. Lake City owns Kayli Kvistad pushed across Adams for the final run of the game to bring the score to 7-0 on her RBI single down the right field line. Adams, Hoover and Reynoso each tallied two hits in the effort. Florida vs. Jacksonville | Resumed Game | W, 2-1 Jacksonville jumped on the scoreboard first with a solo home run in the third inning. Serena Quinata sent the 3-2 pitch from starter Kelly Barnhill over the wall in left field for a 1-0 lead. The Gators responded in the bottom of the fourth inning. Ocasio posted her second base hit of the game to get on base and was advanced into scoring position after Adams grounded out to third base. Wheaton fell behind 0-2 in the count to Jacksonvilles Alyssa Bilodeau before turning on the next pitch for an RBI single to left field that tied the score to 1-1. The game was halted at 1:29 p.m. Friday, March 30, due to significant rainfall in the top of the fifth inning with one out and was resumed Saturday, March 31, at 2:35 p.m. Ocasio entered the circle to finish the game for the Gators. She induced a pair of groundouts to finish the top of the fifth inning and keep the score tied 1-1. Florida scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth after Lorenz doubled to lead off the inning. Kvistad drove home Lorenz with an RBI single through the left side to give Florida a 2-1 lead. The Dolphins only managed to pick up one hit for the remainder of the contest. Florida vs. Jacksonville | W, 4-0 The Gators rallied with two outs in the bottom of the first inning during the final game of the day against the Dolphins. DeWitt doubled to right field and Kvistad was hit by the pitch from Haley Holloway to put runners on first and second for Wheaton. Wheaton drove home DeWitt on an RBI single to left field and Matthews followed up with a base hit that scored Kvistad. Florida pushed across a run in the fourth after Voss singled to center field but Allie McCourts throwing attempt to cut off Reynoso went high which allowed her to score easily for the third run. An obstruction call in the fifth on the Dolphins third baseman allowed the Gators to plate their final run of the game. Kvistad, a senior, is currently riding a five game hitting streak. GATORSContinued From 1Bnative, added 17 points, including a run-out dunk with 1:33 left that made it 63-53. And that was that. I just tried to go in the game, take what the opponent is giving me, what the game is giving me, stay emotionally solid and dont get emotionally drunk, and it worked out today, said Wagner, who became the third player in the last 40 years with a 20 and 15 game in the Final Four, joining Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston in 1983 (then known as Akeem) and Larry Bird of Indiana State in 1979. As the seconds ticked off, Wagner pumped his fist to the many Michigan fans who made the trek to San Antonio and Loyolas Jackson, who got the Ramblers rolling with a late game-winning 3 in the first round against Miami, looked toward the roof and shook his head. Cameron Krutwig, Loyolas big man, scored 17 points and Clayton Custer had 13 of his 15 after halftime. But facing one of the best defensive teams in the country, the best defensive team Beilein has ever had in 11 seasons in Ann Arbor, the Ramblers scored just 16 points in the final 14 minutes. Custer scored seven straight points for Loyola at one point to put the Ramblers up 41-31 with 14:08 remaining. Michigan refused to fade, even with point guard Zavier Simpson whose solid play has been critical to the Wolverines late-season surge playing terribly. Simpson had none points and four turnovers. Jaaron Simmons, Simpsons backup, made a 3 and Duncan Robinson hit another a few minutes later and the deficit was down to 45-42 with 10 minutes left. Not dropping our heads, that was the main thing, Simmons said. We havent been down in a game for a long time. So not dropping our heads was one of the main adjustments we had to make. Wagner hit a 3 from right in front of the Michigan bench with 6:50 left to tie it, and moments later the Wolverines were back on top, 49-47, when Jordan Poole made two free throws. Loyola turned it over on three straight possessions and Wagner tipped in a miss by Poole, was fouled and converted the threepoint play to put Michigan up 54-47 with just under five minutes left. The Ramblers 14-game losing streak is over, along with an incredible feel-good story at a time that college basketball, engulfed in a corruption scandal, could truly use one. Sister Jean DoloresSchmidt and her favorite team, the Missouri Valley Conference champions, making their first NCAA appearance since 1985, will return to Chicago as heroes, regardless. Its special to see kind of what stage we were able to get to, said Richardson, a senior who grew up in Kansas with Custer. FINAL 4Continued From 1B B2
S UNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORS Behind the Scenes of the Osceola National Forest By MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterI always thought of the Osceola National Forest as just a really big patch of woods where they grow pine trees for timber and they let people hunt. I knew it was a National Forest, so they would be the employees of the US Forest Service. While these assertions are true, the Osceola National Forest is way more than just a big patch of woods for pine trees and hunting. Of course everyone in Columbia and the surrounding counties know where the Osceola National Forest. If you have driven to Jacksonville either on I10 or HWY 90, you have gone through it. To share a little history of the Osceola National Forest (the Forest), it consists of well over two hundred thousand acres of land. It was created in July of 1931 via a Presidential Proclamation from President Herbert Hoover. Back in the day, the land the Forest occupies had been heavily logged. Managing a forest back then was not something people did. So after much of the land was cut over and basically laid to waste, the owner(s) decided to sell it instead of waiting decades for the timber to grow back. Lucky for us, our Federal government bought it and made it into a National Forest. On a recent tour of the Forest with US Forest Service employees, Susan Blake, Public Affairs Specialist, and Thomas Scott, Wildlife Biologist, I found the US Forest Service genuinely wants us to come and enjoy the Forest. Ms. Blake kindly reminded me the Forest has camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, shooting at a range, and more. Some recreational activities require a pass or permit. Ocean Pond is in the Forest and is certainly one of the premier lakes in our area for water skiing, swimming, and fishing. But the Forest is even more than a place for recreational activities. Mr. Scott spoke of the efforts by the US Forestry Service to save species that are in peril or threatened. He also discussed how trees and plants are managed. Worthy of mention is the successful efforts to save the red-cockaded woodpecker. This very small woodpecker will only nest in live pine trees. Mr. Scott showed us areas where nests are started for them. This has led to great success and the number of nests over the past decade or so has increased from less than 60 to well over 160. Other species that are threatened and being aided include the wood stork, indigo snake, bald eagle, gopher tortoise, and others. Thomas also noted a huge effort is underway to re-establish Long Leaf Pine trees. The Long Leaf Pine Tree creates a canopy above the forest floor that discourages the thick undergrowth. In the past, Slash Pines have been the tree of choice because they grow much faster. But the Slash Pine allows a lot of sunlight to reach the forest floor which allows dense underbrush to flourish underneath. This underbrush has been devastating to the Bobwhite Quail populations and other wildlife. So as Thomas Scott explained, the goal now is to re-establish the Longleaf Pine plantations which will help all wildlife. These trees grow slowly so it may be decades before the fruits of these efforts are realized. As Floridas population grows, and its metropolitan spread even further, the Osceola National Forest will become even more of a treasure than it is today. It hopefully will always be a place of refuge for those of us seeking to escape the confines of city life. So if you get a chance, go visit the forest. Whether you want to hunt, ride ATVs, fish, bird watch or just go look for deer tracks, its all waiting for you. For more information, contact Ivan Green, District Ranger 24874 U.S. Highway 90 Sanderson, FL, 32087 386-7522577. COURTESY PHOTOSOcean Pond (above) at Osceola National Forest. BOTTOM LEFT: Turpentine clay pot used in the 1950s and 60s. Though rare, you can still find them in the forest around swamp heads.These pots were used to catch pine sap for making turpentine and other products. BOTTOM RIGHT: Thomas Scott, US Forest Service wildlife biologist, shows a young wild-planted Long Leaf Pine Tree. FLORIDA WILDLIFE COMMISSION From staff reportsThe American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an important part of Floridas wetlands, but should be regarded with caution and respect. Alligators become more active and visible during spring when temperatures rise and their metabolism increases. Although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal. The FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program to address complaints concerning specific alligators. People concerned about an alligator should call the FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (3924286). SNAP uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators 4 feet in length or greater that are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. The FWC also works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators. Learn more about alligators at MyFWC.com/ Alligator. FWC celebrates 25th anniversary of the Tenoroc Fishing Derby The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you to a free youth freshwater fishing derby at Tenoroc Public Use Area and Youth Conservation Center in Lakeland on April 7, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Preregistration is required for the derby. The FWC is celebrating the 25th anniversary of this event. A fishing license is not required on this particular weekend because it falls during a state-designated license-free freshwater fishing weekend. This special event will be conducted on Derby Lake, a 17-acre former phosphate pit stocked with a variety of freshwater sport fish and catfish. The lake has three fishing piers and a 200-foot boardwalk for fishing that is accessible to anglers with disabilities. There will be a casting contest and a number of other outdoor activities for youth. Free lunch will be provided by McKeel Academy of Technologys fishing team. Bait and a limited number of loaner rods and reels will also be provided free of charge to youth ages 15 and younger. Older anglers are welcome to enjoy this fishing opportunity, but must supply their own bait and tackle. To pre-register, call the FWC at 863-648-3200 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tips for living with alligators B3
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 Classied Department 755-5440 give up coaching to make multiple trips to Mars Hill. Its exciting. Out of all the schools that recruited him, Mars Hill has always been my first choice and favorite for him, mainly because of Coach Barnette, JJ said. Weve been friends for years now. Hes a man thats a real Christian guy, hes a tough coach, hes a disciplinary coach, hes big on making sure players graduate college and hes just somebody thats a good role model all the way around. Its been an atypical journey to Mars Hill for Alfonso. In fact, his football journey has been anything but normal going all the way back to high school. Alfonso spent his freshman year at Columbia before transferring to Zephyrhills Christian Academy in Pasco County for his sophomore and junior seasons. He then came back to Columbia his senior year, helping lead to Tigers to district and regional titles on their way to a Class 7A state semifinal berth. Colleges began taking notice of Alfonsos final year as he tied for a teamhigh five interceptions. Mars Hill was one of those schools, as was Northern Iowa, but issues with transcripts from transferring between two high schools prevented Alfonso from going to a four-year university. But through it all, Barnette and Mars Hill stayed in contact with Alfonso. He never forgot that. There were other schools on me but Mars Hill was the first school that was with me through everything, he said. They never went away and the coach always made sure that I was good. He made sure to ask how I was doing after my games and he stayed with me through the whole process. JJ is part of an organization based in Tampa called Unsigned Preps, which is designed to assist high school student athletes obtain admission into college. Ricky Sailor runs the show, which includes 7-on7 tournaments, while JJ helps coach in the middle school league. The summer before he transferred back to Columbia, Alfonso was part of Unsigned Preps 7-on-7 high school team. He competed in national tournaments across the country and played against elite competition, which included Clemsons Devan Barrett, Auburns Nate Craig-Myers and Florida States Tre McKitty, to name a few. That forced Alfonso to become a better cornerback, which he did with the help of Kenneth Watson and Sailor as his coaches. He also gained 15 pounds of muscle that summer, setting the beginning stages of his trek to Mars Hill. Hes always been an exceptional athlete. But as a defensive back, his skills have tremendously improved. He really grew that summer at a competitive level, JJ said. He always had the skill set but being in the Unsigned Preps 7-on-7 competition, it gave him an opportunity to compete and you just get beat or you get better. And he competed and competed and I think his confidence got better doing that. He was amazing going back to Columbia. His confidence was just much higher. He was bigger, faster, stronger and just more confident. From Columbia to Minnesota, Alfonso now takes that confidence to Mars Hill, a place thats already special to the Battle family. While JJ only played there for one year, Alfonso looks to leave his own mark in his two seasons with the Mountain Lions. He says he learned a lot about himself in his two years in the North Star State, from being on his own and growing as a person to becoming a better football player overall. Now he hopes to go into Mars Hill and earn a starting job. They told me that Im going to have to compete of course to play but they said they could really use me and theyve been looking for somebody like me to come out there and play, Alfonso said. (Barnette) said he could land me and now hes got me and hes ready to work with me. Alfonso is certainly in good hands. No one knows that better than his father. I always tell the kids I work with and Alfonso to go somewhere that youre going to have a good chance of graduating with a good environment, JJ said. With him being a DB, Coach Barnette is an awesome defensive coordinator and a great defensive backs coach so I know that hes going to get even better playing for him. But more so, as a young man hes going to grow and elevate to be a good person in life. Im glad he chose Mars Hill and I was happy Mars Hill and Coach Barnette offered him. BATTLEContinued From 1BCOURTESYAlfonso Battle starred at cornerback for the Tigers on the state semifinalist team. Columbia baseball downs Palatka Columbia defeated Palatka 9-2 on the road Friday night. The Tigers used 13 hits in the matchup to snap a three-game losing streak. Columbia continues its five-game road trip at Sandalwood Monday night.Gators clinch series over VandyNo. 2 Florida used a seven-run seventh inning to blow past No. 8 Vanderbilt 10-2 on Saturday, clinching the series against the Commodores. The Gators led 3-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh before putting together a two-out rally that brought home seven runs in the frame. Keenan Bell (2-for-3) and JJ Schwarz (2-for-4) each had three RBI on the day. Schwarz now has 214 RBI in his career, tying Brad Wilkerson for second-most in UF history. All nine Florida starters recorded at least one hit on the afternoon while six differ ent players had at least one RBI. On the mound, starter Jackson Kowar went 6.1 innings with one unearned run allowed on five hits. Jordan Butler (0.2 IP) and Tommy Mace (1.0 IP) had scoreless outings out of the bullpen. Florida took an early lead in the first inning on Schwarzs two-out, two-run single gave UF a 2-0 lead. A sac fly in the second from Nelson Maldonado made it 3-0. The Gators batted around in the seventh with seven runs on six hits. Vanderbilts runs came off an RBI single from Alonzo Jones and a solo home run from Ty Duvall in the ninth.Noles fall to Cards,win seriesNo. 18 Louisville beat No. 5 Florida State 6-1 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,150 fans on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles won the first two games of the series for its third straight series win in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State (22-7, 7-5 ACC) has won the season series against Louisville each of the past three seasons (19-8, 5-7).FSU softball extends ACC win streak After posting an early 2-0 advantage in the first inning, No. 14 Florida State (28-6, 8-0 ACC) led the entire game as the Noles posted a 4-2 win over Georgia Tech (1914, 5-3 ACC) on Saturday afternoon at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field. The win extended FSUs ACC winning streak to 34 games, which is tied with Texas State for the sixth-longest conference winning streak in NCAA history as the Bobcats won 34 straight Southland Conference games from 2000-02.ROUNDUP Nash, Kidd, Hill highlight class HALL OF FAME Associated PressSAN ANTONIO Steve Nash was an unsung Canadian kid who got one significant U.S. basketball scholarship offer. Jason Kidd was an Oakland hoops prodigy ticketed for superstardom from childhood. After parallel careers that first crossed during college workouts a quarter-century ago, two of the best point guards of their generation are thrilled to be headed into the Basketball Hall of Fame together. Its even more special when its with him, and with so many people you respect, Nash said. Nash, Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen learned Saturday that they are among the 13-member Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in September. The class also includes Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson, coach Lefty Driesell, Charlie Scott, longtime executive Rick Welts, NBA executive Rod Thorn, Katie Smith, the late Ora Mae Washington and Croatian star Dino Radja. Most of the inductees appeared together before the Final Four semifinals in San Antonio, beginning the five-month stretch of togetherness before the ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts. But Nash and Kidd have been linked since their teenage years for more than their sublime playmaking skills, and theyve both provided assists to each other along the way. They played nearly two seasons together with the Phoenix Suns from late 1996 to 1998, but their bond began in the Bay Area during their famed group workouts while Nash was at Santa Clara and Kidd was at California. He kept pushing me, and hopefully I pushed him to become a better player, Kidd said. Steve was always early, and he was always the last to leave, and he never gets tired. So when you have a workout partner like that, it will only make you better. Nash went on to become a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and an eight-time All-Star, while Kidd earned 10 All-Star selections and claimed a championship ring in Dallas in 2011. Theyre both also bonded with Hill, the seven-time NBA All-Star who won two NCAA titles at Duke. The trios professional careers all encompassed roughly the same two-decade stretch, and they exchanged excited text messages earlier this week when they learned of their impending Hall trip. COURTESY OF USA ATHLETICSFormer all-state selection Kamdyn Kvistad plays catcher and first base at USA. Division I level. Its no cakewalk, she says. The time management side of it is crazy. The first semester it took me a little while but Im catching up with everything. Im kind of learning how everybody does it and making adjustments and everything Just learning where everything is and how the professors want things and [understanding] their criteria. The traveling side of it has been kind of tough this semester were always on the road. It wasnt too bad though to make the adjustment. Kvistad, a pre-business major, is growing accustomed to the lifestyle. Its not easy to focus on academics and also punish opposing pitchers. Yet she seems to be getting comfortable doing both as she anchors a dynamic freshmen group at South Alabama. Kvistad currently is second on the team in homers (3) while sitting third in hits (26). Not too shabby in her first 35 games. Kvistads early triumphs are no surprise for the folks back home. We always said she would do great things in her college career, Columbia coach Trudy Andrews said. The accolades shes getting now is just one of many shell get in her four years there. With about five weeks left in the regular season, the Jaguars have set their sights on a conference title. South Alabama is poised to claim the crown, getting some assistance from a hometown hero. Kvistad believes her squad can go the distance. We just got to keep have that mindset of working hard. I feel like we have the mental and physical ability to do it, so Im excited to see what this team does. KVISTAD Continued From 1B Associated PressHALLANDALE BEACH Audible ran away in the stretch to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, further cementing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby. An eight-week layoff was no problem for Audible, who will take a four-race winning streak into the Triple Crown campaign that starts at Churchill Downs on May 5. He finished the 1 1/8 miles at Gulfstream Park in 1:49.48, and delivered the fifth Florida Derby win to both jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher. And now, barring some sort of problem, its off to Churchill Downs. If he comes out of it well, thats our goal, Pletcher said. Recent history says that Audible will now have a great chance at the Kentucky Derby. Each of the last two Florida Derby winners Always Dreaming last year and Nyquist in 2016 went on to win the Run for the Roses. Hofburg was second, Mississippi took third and Catholic Boy the second choice in the betting behind only Audible, who was sent off at 8-5 odds was fourth. The win gave Audible 100 points in the Kentucky Derby standings, far more than enough to clinch his spot in the field. Hofburg is almost certainly assured a spot as well. Promises Fulfilled, the Fountain of Youth winner at Gulfstream earlier this month, went right to the lead out of the gate, as did Strike Power. They set a blazing early fraction, while the other seven starters merely sat back and waited for the initial speed to fade. Audible waited outside a cluster of four horses, and began his big move near the far turn. By the time they were in the final straightaway, it was over. I was a little worried when they turned up the backside, because we got into the first turn in exactly the position we wanted to get into, Pletcher said. And then he kind of fell back a little bit and I was a little bit worried because thats normally not Johnnys style to let one kind of drop back that far. But once he found his rhythm on the back side, I felt much better. Audible returned $5.20, $4 and $3.Audible wins, cementing Kentucky Derby spotFLORIDA DERBY B4
Classi ed Department 755-5440 SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Anniversary Announcement Birth Announcement Change of Address Delivery Issues or Concerns Engagement Announcement Give a gift subscription Letter to the Editor News Tips Obituary Form Place a Classified Ad Submit an Event to the Calendar Vacation Delivery Service Wedding AnnouncementLook at what you can doONLINE www.lakecityreporter.com GO TOClickFORMS & SUBMISSIONSLake City ReporterEASAND CONVENIENT 1000 Degrees Pizza looking for qualified GM 3-5 yrs management experience. Call Robert 386-623-5165 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2016-CA-000453 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. BRANDON YOUNG, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 2, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2016-CA000453 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Brandon Young, are defendants, the Columbia County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, Columbia County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 2nd day of May, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, BLOCK 9, LAKEWOOD, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 6C, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1431 SE VALE COURT, LAKE CITY, FL 32025 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court Columbia County, Florida By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 416381 April 1, 8, 2018 $250 Sign-on Bonus AVALON HEALTHCARE is seeking CNAs. All candidates must pass a drug screen and background check as well as hold an active license. Please apply in person @ 1270 SW Main Blvd., Lake City FL for your personal interview. CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Apply at High Springs City Hall, 23718 West US Highway 27, 7:30 am 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Applications accepted until positions are filled. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or online at www.highsprings.us ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Performs administrative duties for the Fire Department and Planning Department. Must possess a high school diploma; 2 years of secretarial/administrative experience preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, detail oriented, possess time management and planning skills. Starting salary $12.00 $14.00 hourly plus benefits. SERVICE WORKER I (Temporary Position, 30 40 hours weekly) General maintenance and mowing in the Citys cemetery and other City property as needed. Valid FL DL required. (Salary: $12.00 per hour) SERVICE WORKER I-PUBLIC WORKS. General utilities/ street maintenance. Utilities personnel are subject to call back and are required to rotate on-call standby duty. High school graduation, valid FL DL required. FL CDL class B may be required within 12 months of hire date. (Salary: $11.00 13.00 hourly, plus benefits) THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com White Resin Fence railings 6ft to 8ft, Bring truck $400 for all. Call 386-454-4794 for info Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Ft White in town 2/1 inside like new. must have ref, 1st+last+ sec, smoke free, no pets. $575/mo 941-924-5183 Downtown Ft White 2 different commercial properties, lease 1 or both to fit your needs. Call with your ideas 941-924-5183 Clavinova CVP-300 Series piano, about 3 yrs old, $1500 Call 386-719-4819 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 16-000442CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN K. WOOD, DECEASED; CATHYLEEN MAVOURNEEN MUNNERLYN WOOD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN K. WOOD; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 07, 2017, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as: LOT 36, BLOCK C, HIDDEN ACRES, PHASE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 65-66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2004 MERIT DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN #FLHML2F181827712A, TITLE #90401204 AND VIN #FLHML2F181827712B, TITLE #90401239 WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. a/k/a 464 SE BENNIE LN, LAKE CITY, FL 32025-1892 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NW Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055, at eleven o'clock a.m., on May 9, 2018. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at Lake City, Florida, this 26th day of March, 2018. P. DeWitt Cason Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 416585 April 1, 8, 2018 Teller PT Florida Credit Union Lake City Branch Florida Credit Union has a PT teller position available at our Lake City branch. Experience with high volume cash handling, maintaining cash drawer, balancing, cross-selling ability, and customer service expertise is required. Prior credit union/bank experience is a plus. To apply, email Jeramie.firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and complete an application online : https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/j obs/ViewJobDetails?job=7757& clientkey=75EADC4B6176AC8A4CEE0F84999D C431 FOOD SERVICE WORKER, PART-TIME Part-time positions in the college's cafeteria. Various shifts Monday through Friday. Various positions including: Requires high school graduate. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Desirable Qualifications: Food service experience. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment SENIOR OFFICE ASSISTANT Clerical and administrative work requiring the application of some knowledge of office operations and procedures. Performance of a variety of clerical assignments that are moderately difficult including the processing of forms, mail or other material, maintaining a variety of files, compiling data for routine reports, and operating a variety of office machines including a computer. Support faculty and administrators in the Academic Programs area. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years of secretarial or clerical office experience. Additional education may be substituted on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. Computer literate. Proficient in MS Word and Excel. SALARY: $22,260 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/13/18 Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS Teach Developmental Arithmetic, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra courses. Teach College Algebra, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Math for Liberal Arts, Statistics, and Calculus. Work with others in Mathematics Department to develop and revise curriculum, and examine learning outcomes. Requires a Master's Degree with minimum of 18 graduate credits in mathematics prefix courses or equivalent. Experience in using technology in Mathematics. Ability to work well with others. Experience with or desire to teach distance-learning, online and/or evening courses. Desirable Qualifications: College teaching experience. Ability to work with graphing calculators and other technologies in and out of the classroom to support the learner. Willingness to explore Web based instruction, and multimedia presentational teaching technologies as well as a willingness to teach evening classes as necessary. Experience with examining and reporting learning outcomes and accreditation standards. SALARY: Based on Qualifications APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment FT/PT Childcareworkers, must have DCF 40 hours & be great with kids, pay based on history & education, Call 386-755-7677 Lake City's only full service hotel seeks the following: Front Desk Supervisor 3-11p Restaurant Manager Bartender Room Attendant FT & PT positions available. Apply Mon-Fri 12-5pm, 213 SW Commerce Dr. 2BR/2BA Mobile Home in Eastside Village. $550/mo $550/dep + dues. No pets. 386-758-0057 Commercial washer $350 & Commercial dryer $350. Call 386-292-0121 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water, sewer, stove & fridge furnished. no pets 209-8111 4/2 newly renovated, convenient to schools & downtown, no pets, 1st + last + $500 sec $1000/mo, 755-3456 ROOM FURNISHED, Private entrance, convenient to town, call 386-965-3477 LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Patient Access CoordinatorFT & PT Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105. Equal Employment Opportunity/Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace. MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TO BE HELD BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY ON THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 AT 5:15 PM AT THE LAKE SHORE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY CONFERENCE ROOM, LOCATED AT 259 NE FRANKLIN STREET, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32025. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO DISCUSS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH PROCESS. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting identified above. Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the Authority hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Authority with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for the meeting identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the Hospital Authority at (386) 755-1090. y() SONJA MARKHAM Administrative Assistant 417305 April 1, 2018 Oak Dining Room set, complete, like new, light coloring, $1000 352-317-6390 Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, has an opening for a Member Service Representative. Directed by the Member Service Manager, you will be responsible for providing prompt, accurate and courteous service to the member-consumer, both in person and by phone. High school diploma or equivalent with two years of experience in customer service is required. Bilingual Spanish is preferred. To apply, email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, complete a paper application in person, or apply online at www.partnerwithexperts.com by Friday, 4/16/18. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Preferred Pine Straw Inc. .2 Year Verifiable Driving Experience-Home 90% of the weekends and some during the week. Rider Policy, 401K & Aflac Available, Health/Dental / Vision Available, Paid per mile or percentage of load, Run Southeast. Call Misty TODAY 386-935-2773 ex 221 Full-time and Part-time CNA or Medical Assistant needed for Medical office. Fax resume to 386-754-1712 Suwannee Lumber Company is accepting applications for skilled and non-skilled positions in a manufacturing facility. Positions are inclusive of operators & utility personnel on multiple working shifts. Manufacturing exp is preferred but not required! Pay is commensurate with exp, benefits & overtime available. Suwannee Lumber is a drug free facility & participates in a random drug consortium. Apply at 40 SW 10th St., Cross City, FL 32628 or visit us online at www.suwanneefp.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2016 CA 000241 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., A TENNESSEE CORPORATION P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802 Plaintiff(s), vs. ELIZABETH ANN BRICK; BRIAN RUSSELL HOWD; GERALD HOWD; JAMES GREGORY HOWD; LINDA SUE WELLS; THE ESTATE OF BETTY ODELL; THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY JANE ODELL; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF BETTY J. ODELL, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BONNIE MORSE N/K/A KENNETH MORSE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH ANN BRICK; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD HOWD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA SUE WELLS; BONNIE MORSE; JERRY THOMAS STRICKLIN AKA JERRY THOMAS STRICKLEN; CITIBANK, N.A.; DISCOVER BANK; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff's Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 10, 2017, in the above-captioned action, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 Northeast Hernando Avenue, 3rd Floor, Lake City, Florida 32055 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 2nd day of May, 2018 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure or order, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK A OF MELTON`S SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 451 SW THERESA COURT, LAKE CITY, FL 32025 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 9558771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 9558770. P. DeWitt Cason CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 416629 April 1, 8, 2018 Ag Labor, LLC is looking for 4 8 people to harvest, pick, plant, gather, count, package, all general farm labor related to blueberries (prune as well) and cantaloupe in Hillsborough Count y in Florida. Job starts 04/15/2018 06/15/2018 (temporary position) rate pay is $11.29/H or piece rate depending on the crop you harvest. 52pound lifting requirement, 2month verifiable experience may be subject to drug tes t post hire at employers expense, first 7 days are considered introductory period, production standards may apply, and we will train one day. Housing & transportation provided including U.S. workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence a t the end of each working day. For more info call MonFri 10a 12p or 1p 2:30 p at (813) 699-9932 I will provide tools, supplies, and equipment needed for the job at no cost to workers; and transportation and subsistence expenses to th e worksite will be provided by the employer or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; guarantee o f the job order apply in your local dept. of labor office, 2001 E Cherry St Plant City, FL 33563 REF: FL10643975#75 LAWN SERVICE hiring person or persons that can weedeat, trim etc. Call office 386-7522008, Leave message Please. Estate Auction: On site: Hwy 47 S./ Hwy 240 Between Ft White & Lake City. Sat April 7 @10am auctionzip.com #20822 **View estate Fri, April 6th (11am-5pm)** 40 yrs antique collection: Furn, glass, clocks, jewelry, coins, art, tools, yard sets. 10% B.P. C. 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2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 Name That Company rfrfntbnfn fffn nnrt nfnnnff rfntnft nfnnfnnrr tnfnfnf nftfttrfrnnft nntnfr nr tnfftnr nfttnt trfnnff rThink you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. gross profit by revenue. Dividing $10.6 billion by $22.8 billion yields a gross margin of 0.46, or 46 percent. Its often illuminating to compare the results with peers. For example, gross margin is 58 percent for Wendys and 60 percent at Starbucks. Next, the remaining costs involved in operating the business, such as support staff salaries, utility bills and advertising expenses, are subtracted, leaving the operating profit. McDonalds operating profit is $9.6 billion. Dividing this by revenue yields an operating margin of about 42 percent. Crunching older numbers reveals that McDonalds operating margin is up from 28 percent two years earlier, reflecting great improvement. (Both Wendys and Starbucks sport operating margins of 18 percent.) Finally, after items such as taxes and interest payments are accounted for, we arrive at net income, near the bottom of the statement. McDonalds is $5.2 billion. Dividing that by revenue yields a hefty net profit margin of 23 percent. This number reflects how many pennies from every dollar of sales McDonalds keeps as profit. (Wendys net margin is 16 percent, and Starbuckss is 13 percent.) When it comes to profit margins, McDonalds is strong.More Than a Phone CompanyThe days of seeing Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) as just a phone company are long gone. Its now a telecom giant with the biggest network of wireless customers, and its expanding its fiber-optic network and television services to increase value for customers. Increasing competition in the U.S. wireless game has taken a toll on market leader Verizon, however, shrinking its stock price. But that offers an opportunity for value investors. While many Verizon subscribers jumped ship in early 2017 in favor of rivals unlimited plans, Verizon reversed that trend by finally launching its own unlimited deal, which helped it add 1.2 million net customers in the fourth quarter. The super-fast wireless 5G network that Verizon is building out right now will drive the next phase of its growth, allowing consumers to connect home wireless devices to Verizons network, enabling self-driving cars, and perhaps even making virtual reality a mobile platform. Verizon also started its Oath media business, including the assets of internet acquisitions AOL and Yahoo. Offering both connectivity and content could prove to be a winning combination for Verizon as it looks for revenue streams beyond wireless. Telecommunications isnt a highgrowth business, but its a valuable and profitable one to be in for the long term. Verizons dividend recently yielded about 5 percent. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Verizon.) rffHolding On, HopefullySo far the dumbest investing move Ive made has been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Israels largest drug manufacturer and a specialist in generic drugs, right before its recent freefall. (I lost around 50 percent of my $10,000 investment.) Despite this, I decided to dig in and hold on. I still think it will eventually rebound, at least to more than I paid for it. Im hoping the market overreacted, its new management will be effective and it will get some new medications approved. M.L., online The Fool Responds: Teva has certainly been struggling recently, but plenty of investors remain hopeful about its future, some because they believe that generic drugs will be taking market share from non-generics in the coming years. You shouldnt be invested in the company, though, if you dont believe in its future and especially if there are other stocks that you believe will perform better from this point on. Dont think about holding on just to gain back your losses. You can always do that via stocks in which you have more confidence. Teva is still facing challenges, such as a heavy debt load due to acquisitions. It has also eliminated its dividend. On the other hand, its still generating a lot of cash and has cut costs significantly, in part by shrinking its workforce. One interesting development is that Warren Buffetts company has recently been buying shares of Teva. Low Price, High DividendQI found a stock thats priced at less than $1 per share, but it pays out more than $1 per share in dividends. Good buy? Bad idea? E.P., Sacramento, CaliforniaABad idea. Stocks trading for less than about $5 per share are penny stocks, which tend to be volatile and risky.With dividend payers, you want them to be generating more in earnings per share than theyre paying out in dividends so that their payouts are sustainable and unlikely to be reduced or eliminated. Hefty dividends are great, but a company needs to be strong enough to sustain them.***QA stock I own nearly tripled in value before pulling back, leaving me with a double. Should I have sold it when I could have reaped that big gain and rebought it when the price dropped? Or am I right to just wait, hoping to gain more in the long run? O.M., onlineAIf you knew that it had temporarily peaked and was about to fall, then selling would have been a good move. But you cant know precisely what a stock is going to do. When you buy a stock, you should have an idea of the degree to which its undervalued. Ideally, youll have estimated its intrinsic value. If the stock surges well beyond that value, then sell, because its reasonably likely to fall from that point. If a stock keeps rising within reason, though, and the company remains healthy and growing, then over time its intrinsic value will rise, too and you can do well by just hanging on for the long term. Measures such as P/E (price-toearnings) ratios can give you a rough idea of valuation.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.comUnderstanding Profit MarginsFor best results when evaluating, investing in and following stocks, you should know your way around the income statement (sometimes called the statement of operations), which summarizes sales and profits over a period of time, such as three months or a year. Consider McDonalds income statement for 2017. At the top, youll find net revenue (sometimes called sales). For McDonalds, its $22.8 billion. As you work your way down the income statement, various costs will be subtracted from revenue, leaving different levels of profit. The item youll find just under revenue is cost of goods sold (sometimes abbreviated as COGS or called cost of revenue), representing the cost of producing products or services sold. For McDonalds, its $12.2 billion. Subtract the COGS from revenues, and youll get a gross profit of $10.6 billion. To find the gross margin, which reflects the costs of production relative to revenue, simply divide the 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/29 tntrrtrffttnt nfntft tfffnffnfr rntnfnnff nfttnfnfnfnrttnftnf ftftfnfftn nftnrffnntnrnf fftnftftnrbntnr nrntfftrftffWant to Invest? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Give govt access to checking account? Dave RamseyCEO of Ramsey SolutionsDAVE SAYSDear Dave, Will paying my taxes online give the government electronic access to my checking account? Ashley Dear Ashley, If you use your checking account, of course they will have the ability to withdraw that money from your account. I believe I know where youre going with this question, and I think you may be a little confused about my stance on this sort of thing. Theres nothing wrong with certain entities having access to your checking account. I use electronic bill pay for utilities, mutual fund contributions, and things like that all the time. The only time I warn people against giving electronic access to their bank accounts is when theyre dealing with collectors over a bad debt. The government even the IRS isnt known for coming in and randomly taking money out of peoples accounts. Collectors, on the other hand, do it all the time. Youre in a fight when youre dealing with a debt collector. Its an adversarial relationship. As a rule, no one in that industry should ever be given electronic access to any of your accounts. There may be a few decent debt collection companies out there, but many of them will lie, cheat, and steal to get your money. I hope that clears things up, Ashley. Dave Dear Dave, How can I convince my fellow millennials that government isnt the solution to their problems? Josh Dear Josh, I think youre proceeding from a false assumption. Many millennials already understand its not the governments job to take care of everyone and provide everything. The problem, I think, is theres a group of people in every generation that wants someone else to take care of them. The only thing I can suggest is that you try to be kind to everyone. It does no good to have a political discussion with a political neophyte. If you have friends like this, perhaps you could suggest they work to control and improve the variables in their lives they can actually control and make better namely themselves. You cant control the variable of government, Josh. Its not going to come to your rescue. It never has. Dave Dave Ramsey is Americas trusted voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored best-selling books and hosts The Dave Ramsey Show. By SEUNG LEEThe Mercury NewsIts been more than 10 days since the Cambridge Analytica scandal exploded, and Facebook is still stuck in its worst nightmare. The latest blow: The social media giant is being sued by three users who downloaded the social media platforms messaging app Messenger on their Android phones. The three users one of whom lives in California filed their federal lawsuit Tuesday at the in San Francisco, alleging that Facebook improperly collected their phone call and text message logs via Messenger and monetized the data for advertising purposes. The lawsuit comes after Facebook admitted Monday that it collected phone call and text message history but only with the permission of the user. Facebook said it never sold this data nor collected the content of text messages or calls. You may have seen some recent reports that Facebook has been logging peoples call and SMS (text) history without their permission, said Facebook in a blog post. This is not the case. The users write in their complaint that Facebook exploit ed a vulnerability found in the Facebook Messenger and Facebook Lite apps for Android. The apps included permission to gain access to the phone owners contact list but they used it to collect logs of phone calls and text messages, according to the complaint. Before the vulnerability was patched in October 2017, it was collecting phone call and text message metadata as early as 2012, when the Android Jelly Bean OS version was introduced, according to the technology news outlet Ars Technica. The vulnerability went viral last week when a Twitter user, Dylan McKay, tweeted about his findings after downloading a data archive from Facebook. McKay said he found his entire call history with his partners mother in his Facebook data. The plaintiffs, who are seeking class action status, listed eight state and federal violations, including intrusion upon seclusion and trespass to personal property. The plaintiffs also cited the California Constitutional Right to Privacy, an added amendment to the states constitution in 1974 that expressly cited the ability to pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy as inalienable rights for Californians. Facebook has weathered a barrage of lawsuits since the news that a British political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly collected data of 50 million Americans and used it for political purposes, such as Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who blew the whistle on his former employer, told a British parliamentary panel that he absolutely believed that the Brexit campaign also mined Facebook data and used it to successfully win the 2016 referendum for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the breach of trust caused by Cambridge Analytica. But Facebook received numerous lawsuits as of Wednesday. Among them are some from several shareholders, including one based in San Francisco; Facebook users, including one woman asking $500 million in damages; and Illinois Cook County government for allegedly violating its states fraud law. Amid the storm, Facebook decided to delay the introduction of its new home speaker at this years F8 developers conference in San Jose in May, according to Bloomberg. On Wednesday, the company introduced new features and privacy shortcuts to its site to give users more visibility and control over how their information is shared with friends, third parties and advertisers and the ability to download and delete Facebook data. Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data, Facebooks chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel, Ashlie Beringer, said in a company blog post. Most of these updates have been in the works for some time, but the events of the past several days underscore their importance. Facebook is also under tight scrutiny from the federal government. Zuckerberg accepted an invitation to testify before the House energy and commerce committee later this spring on Tuesday, according to CNN. Zuckerberg however declined to testify to the U.K. Parliament. The Federal Trade Commission began a separate investigation Monday into Facebooks data practices. Other Silicon Valley executives piled on Facebook, including Apple CEO Tim Cook in a televised interview Wednesday. When asked what he would do if he was in Zuckerbergs shoes, Cook said he I wouldnt be in this situation.Facebook, shaken, faces another lawsuitFacebook has weathered a barrage of lawsuits since the news that a British political data firm, Cambridge Analytica, improperly collected data of 50 million Americans and used it for political purposes.
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From staff reportsLorene Thomas, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, welcomed guest speaker Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice-President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, to the March 22 meeting of the Council held in Lake City. Also in attendance was City of Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt. Carvajal made a presentation to the Council concern ing the Florida Chamber Foundations Florida 2030 initiative and the Six Pillars for Securing Floridas Future Economy approach to regionally strengthen the economic vitality of the state. Carvajal stated that the Foundation is a critical voice for improving the states pro-business climate to enable Florida to grow and prosper. The Six Pillars offer a framework for local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and other community leadership groups to facilitate long-term planning while focusing on short-term action. The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties. Programs include development of the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. COURTESYFront row from left: Dixie County Gubernatorial Appointee, Lor ene Thomas, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional P lanning Council; Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice-Pr esident of the Florida Chamber Foundation; Stephen Witt, City of Lake City Mayor; and Scott Koons, Executive Director of the North Central Florida Regional P lanning C ouncil.Carvajal guest speaker at NCFRPC By LAUREN ZUMBACHChicago TribuneCHICAGO While President Donald Trump was tweeting his concerns about Amazon.com Thursday morning, accusing the company of putting many thousands of retailers out of business, the Seattlebased e-commerce giant was preparing to give public officials and the press a sneak peek at its first warehouse in Illinois where robots work alongside humans to fill customers orders. Amazons rapid expansion has created challenges for retail and other industries. But the company says it has also led to investment and new jobs, even as it introduces automated technology to handle some of the work that used to require human employees. Although Amazon were giving outsiders their first look at the warehouse in south suburban Monee, it has been in operation since August. More than 2,000 full-time employees work alongside a fleet of squat, 320pound orange robots that roll almost silently under the square towers of shelves they deliver to workers stowing newly arrived items or picking out products to be packed and shipped. But most workers jobs arent as different as youd think from what theyd be doing in a fulfillment center without robots, said Jeff Messenger, the facilitys general manager. The warehouse is the companys first facility in Illinois where robots work alongside people to fill customer orders. They work alongside their human counterparts rather than replace them, said Messenger, who describes himself on Twitter as a robot manager and worked in a Kenosha, Wis., fulfillment center that also uses the robots before coming to Monee. Amazon says facilities with robots tend to employ more people than those without them because theyre more efficient and process more orders. The 850,000-squarefoot Monee site is one of nine Illinois fulfillment centers, which range in size from 400,000 square feet to nearly 1 million. It accounts for about a fifth of the more than 10,000 employees Amazon says it has in the state. Of the more than 175 Amazon fulfillment centers worldwide, more than 25 have the Amazon Robotics drive units, with at least 100,000 in use. Theyre typically deployed in warehouses near cities, where there is a lot of demand for small consumer items that are easier for robots to deal with. Other fulfillment centers stock large, irregularly shaped items, like TVs and kayaks, that would pose more of a challenge. Filling the same number of orders without the robots would require more people, and the jobs created by the need to build and maintain the new technology likely dont close the gap, said Marc Wulfraat, president of consulting firm MWVPL. But the big driver a lot of people lose sight of is the huge shortage of employees to work in warehouses, he said. Its not just Amazon (that is) having to automate some aspects as a result. The robots, which cover about 5 feet per second, can carry up to 750 pounds, sliding with towers on its back while navigating along 90-degree-angle paths by scanning markers on the floor. They have cameras to sense if something unexpected is in the way, but Amazon still keeps separate work areas for people and robots. The robots primarily handle what would otherwise be grunt work, like walking warehouse aisles, Messenger said, though some tasks handled by humans also have been designed to reduce the number of choices workers have to make. Employees who pack orders typically work at stations that handle similar size merchandise requiring the same type of packaging so workers dont have to choose from a range of boxes and padded envelopes, and stations automatically dispense the appropriate amount of packing tape. Full-time warehouse workers in Monee can make $13 per hour, according to a recent Amazon job ad. There are also some positions that require more technical expertise, such as those that involve maintaining maintain the robots or analyzing data, though those workers are outnumbered by the employees filling orders.Robots work with humans in Illinois Amazon warehouseThe robots primarily handle what would otherwise be grunt work, like walking warehouse aisles, Messenger said, though some tasks handled by humans also have been designed to reduce the number of choices workers have to make. Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNSP amela Deitz works in the Amazon fulfillment center in Monee, Ill on Wednesday. FIND WHAT YOU NEED IN TODAYSCLASSIFIEDS
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LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, April 1, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Bridges754email@example.com New kids on the farmMount St. Helens: Still a scene of massive destructionLast fall on our river boat cruise, Mom and I had a few excursions planned. We arrived in Kalama, Washington, sometime in the early morning. This boat is designed to beach itself. So, in some cases we dont actually arrive at a dock. It has a flat bottom and we literally run aground and they have a bow plank that comes down for ingress and egress. That was the case today. We had to walk up a sandy beach on the Washington side to get on our bus. Unfortunately, todays tour to Mount St. Helens takes 90 minutes each way. Fortunately, the bus driver was very informative and the views along the way made it go by faster. Kalama is a logging town and also where the high school scenes from the Twilight movie were filmed. As we made our way up through the Toutle River area, evidence of the landslide, mudslide etc. from the 1980 eruption was clear. Where a small river used to flow, it still looked like a much wider lava field. New planting along the road side was evidenced, but after the area was declared a National Monument, no new planting was allowed. Everything in the blast zone is regrowth from original surviving species of trees and plants. We arrived at the Johnston Ridge Observatory where we had very clear views of the mountain. The weather has been in our favor and we had clear sunny skies and no clouds to hinder our views. It was majestic. You could see where the landslide changed the shape of the side of the mountain and exposed the lava dome that you can still see in the middle of the crater. They had recent rain and at that elevation it was snow-capped. After taking some pictures, Mom went inside TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton TRAVEL continued on 4DBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comSpring normally comes with lots of tradition for Columbia High FFA students. New animals are born and the students also begin preparing for their annual auction. This year has seen an abundance of new life. The FFA has 11 doe goats and most of them have given birth to a single kid, twins or triplets during the spring. Were in the neighborhood of more than 25 goats, said JD Morris, secretary for the Columbia High FFA Alumni supporters. The Columbia High FFA Alumni supporters is an adult group that functions as a financial support group for the schools FFA chapters. In addition to the new kids on the farm, the Columbia High FFA learning lab, known as the Learn & Do Farm FFA, also has a litter of rabbits. Morris said the schools FFA program plans to start selling a larger breed of rabbit in the near future. In addition to the new goats and rabbits, the CHS FFA program also has new calves on the farm. The school has four Angus cows and all have had their calves. Were having a good spring, Morris said. The students have been really busy. The action at the farm isnt expected to subside anytime soon either. The CHS FFA chapters, junior and senior, will host their annual dinner and spring auction April 13 in the school cafeteria. Items will be available for preview beginning at 5 p.m. The auction starts 6 p.m. The barn is full of projects theyve made by hand, Morris said, noting the projects include woodworks, pallets, metal works, fire pits and several other creations. Its really neat stuff people need to come out, see and bid on. All of that money comes back into the program. Patricia Starnes, the schools FFA advisor, said last year there were 100150 items in the auction and noted the items in the auction are student designed and student built. Weve had the auction for about eight years, she said. Usually it falls on National FFA Week in February, but this year we had an FFA contest and had to change the date. Starnes said close to 100 people usually attend the event and proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit both FFA chapters. Spring is a time of birth and rebirth at FFA. Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter TOP: Sara Douglas (from left), Kinley Keen, Sage Hutto and Shakera Calhoun cuddle new kids at the Columbia High FFA farm at the school. ABOVE: Savannah Cummings (left) and Angelica Cray pet Boer goats Dolly and Merle. LEFT: Patricia Starnes, Columbia High FFA instructor, holds a baby lop rabbit Thursday morning from a litter of four kits. This is the third litter of rabbits for the program.
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SUNDAY EVENING APRIL 1, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsAmericas Funniest Home VideosAmerican Idol (Hollywood Week) (N) (:01) Deception A psychic is murdered. News at 11Person of Interest 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMReady Set RenBlue Bloods Pilot Last Man StandingLast Man StandingBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryNews Sports ZoneNews4JAXSports Zone 5-PBS 5 -The Search for the Last SupperRick Steves Special: European EasterCall the Midwife (N) The Child in Time on Masterpiece (N) Little WomenTo Walk Invisible 7-CBS 7 47 47Weekend NewsAction News60 Minutes (N) Instinct Secrets and Lies (N) NCIS: Los Angeles The Monster (N) Madam Secretary (N) Action NewsAction Sports 9-CW 9 17 17Real SchoolI Know JaxMom The GoldbergsAmerican Ninja Warrior Rookie Blue Moving Day Scandal Pencils Down News4JAXOutdoorsman 10-FOX 10 30 30The SimpsonsThe SimpsonsIce Age-GreatBobs Burgers (N) The Simpsons (N)Brooklyn Nine-NineFamily Guy (N) Last Man-EarthAction NewsAction SportsModern FamilyModern Family 12-NBC 12 12 12News NBC Nightly NewsLittle Big Shots Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Stars perform in a live concert event. (N) (Live) (:20) Dateline NBCNews First Coast News WGN-A 16 239 307Blue Bloods Guilt by Association Blue Bloods Personal Business Blue Bloods Genetics (DVS) Blue Bloods Not Fade Away Blue Bloods The One That Got Away Shoot the Messenger TVLAND 17 106 304Reba Reba Reba Reba Love-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondMom Mom King of QueensKing of Queens OWN 18 189 279227 227 227 227 A Class Act 227 The Prince 227 227 227 227 227 227 The Prince 227 A&E 19 118 265Storage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage Wars(:01) Storage Wars(:32) Storage Wars(:03) Storage Wars(:33) Storage Wars HALL 20 185 312(5:00) Campre Kiss (2017) Home by Spring (2018, Drama) Poppy Drayton, Steven R. McQueen. When Calls the Heart (N) Meet the Peetes Jump Street (N) The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls FX 22 136 248(4:30) Iron Man 3 (2013) Robert Downey Jr. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, Science Fiction) Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. Trust Lone Star J. Paul Getty sends his xer to Rome. (:23) Trust CNN 24 200 202CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera (N) CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera (N) CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera (N)American Dynasties: The Kennedys (N)Pope: Most Powerful Man in HistoryAmerican Dynasties: The Kennedys TNT 25 138 245(5:00) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) Mark Hamill. (DVS)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Harrison Ford. Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from Kylo Ren. The Alienist The Boy on the Bridge NIK 26 170 299Henry DangerHenry DangerGame Shakers (N) School of Rock (N) Full House Full House Full House Full House Full House Full House Friends (:32) Friends PARMT 28 168 241Bar Rescue Brawlin Babes Bar Rescue Critters and Quitters Bar Rescue Bar Rescue Weird Science Bar Rescue (N) (:01) Bar Rescue All Twerk & No Pay MY-TV 29 32 -The Love Boat Gopher breaks a statue. Touched by an Angel Fatal accident. Columbo Buttery in Shades of Grey Columbo investigates a talk show host. Touched by an Angel Night Gallery Night Gallery DISN 31 172 290Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Zachary Gordon. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day(:10) Bunkd Stuck/MiddleBizaardvark Andi Mack Bunkd Bunkd Bad Dog! LIFE 32 108 252(5:00) Minutes in Heaven (2015) Hayden Christensen. Premiere. Heaven Is for Real (2014, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly. (:02) Heaven Is for Real (2014, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly. USA 33 105 242Beverly Hills Dog Show From the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. (N) Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitModern FamilyModern Family BET 34 124 329(4:05) Remember the TitansBeauty Shop (2005) Queen Latifah. A determined hairstylist competes with her former boss. (:25) A Madea Christmas (2013, Comedy) Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray. ESPN 35 140 206 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Championship: Teams TBA. (N) a MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (N) SportsCenter (N) ESPN2 36 144 209(5:30) SportsCenterSportsCenter (N) (Live) Baseball: Sunday Night CountdownNCAA Womens College Basketball State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. SportsCenter (N) SportsCenter SUNSP 37 -k NHL Hockey Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning. From Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. (N) Lightning Post.Fishing the FlatsFlorida SportsmanSport FishingFacing WavesRays PreviewBaseball Begin DISCV 38 182 278Naked and Afraid Naked and Afraid The Danger Within Naked and Afraid A Screw Loose Naked and Afraid: Uncensored (N) Naked and Afraid Forbidden Fruit (N) (:02) Naked and Afraid The Swarm TBS 39 139 247Get Hard (2015, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart. (DVS)Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Harrison Ford. Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from Kylo Ren. Final SpaceFull Frontal HLN 40 202 204Forensic FilesForensic FilesDeath Row Stories NYE Foul Play Death Row Stories Love Kills (N) Unmasking a Killer (N) Death Row Stories NYE Foul Play Death Row Stories Love Kills FNC 41 205 360Fox Report (N) FOX News Sunday With Chris WallaceLegends & Lies: The Civil War (N) The Next Revolution With Steve HiltonLife, Liberty & Levin (N) Legends & Lies: The Civil War E! 45 114 236Monster-in-Law(:35) Monster-in-Law (2005) Jennifer Lopez. A shrewish woman clashes with her sons ancee. The Arrangement Scene 23 (N) (:01) The Royals (N) (:02) The Arrangement Scene 23 TRAVEL 46 196 277Food Paradise Food Paradise The Bucket List (N) The Dead Files (N) The Dead Files The Dead Files The Dead Files HGTV 47 112 229Fixer Upper Fixer Upper How CloseHow CloseCaribbean Life (N) Caribbean Life (N) Island Life (N) Island Life (N) Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life TLC 48 183 280Long Lost Family Sister Wives Tell All, Part 1 (N) Sister Wives Tell All, Part 2 Paedon reveals reasons for his decision. (:03) Three Wives, One Husband(:06) Sister Wives Tell All, Part 2 HIST 49 120 269The Jesus Strand: A Search for DNAKingpin Pablo Escobars rise in 1970s Colombia. Kingpin Gambino crime family internal conict. (N) (:03) Kingpin ANPL 50 184 282North Woods Law Bait and Switch North Woods Law The Hunt Begins North Woods Law North Woods Law Collision Course (:03) Lone Star Law (N) (:04) North Woods Law FOOD 51 110 231Iron Chef Gauntlet The Gauntlet Guys Grocery Games Guys Grocery Games Guys Grocery Games (N) Beat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby Flay TBN 52 260 372The Potters TouchJoyce MeyerMissing IngredientThe Blessed LifeHuckabee Joel Osteen Kerry ShookCreo Dollar John Gray WorldHuckabee FSN-FL 56 -d NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks. From Philips Arena in Atlanta. (N) Magic PostgameInside the MagicInside the Magic World Poker Tour King of the Club. World Poker Tour King of the Club. SYFY 58 122 244(4:30) Gods of Egypt (2016) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Gene Wilder. (:15) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson. Charlie and... AMC 60 130 254(5:47) The Walking Dead (6:52) The Walking Dead The Key (7:58) The Walking Dead The Walking Dead (N) (:15) Talking Dead (N) (:15) The Walking Dead COM 62 107 249(:15) South Park Ginger Cow (6:50) South Park(:25) South ParkSouth Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park South Park (:35) South Park CMT 63 166 327(4:00) Coyote UglyCheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) Steve Martin. The Bakers vacation turns competitive. Coyote Ugly (2000) Piper Perabo. A struggling songwriter cuts loose in a rowdy New York bar. Cheaper Dozen NGWILD 108 190 283Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off!Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER (N) The Supervet Diagnosis Unknown (N) Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off! NGEO 109 186 276Monster Fish Jungle Jaws Wicked Tuna Fish or Famine Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up (N) Wicked Tuna (N) Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise (N) Wicked Tuna SCIENCE 110 193 284Biblical Conspiracies Biblical Conspiracies Unearthed Chinas most mysterious monuments. (N) Curses of the Sphinx: New Evidence(:06) Unearthed ID 111 192 285Disappeared Every Mothers Son Disappeared Flight Risk Disappeared Edge of Fourteen Evil Lives Here Drawn to Darkness On the Case With Paula Zahn (N) Disappeared Edge of Fourteen SEC 743 408 611 College Softball Tennessee vs Georgia. (N) SEC Storied SEC Now (N) (Live) SEC Now College Football South Carolina Spring Game. HBO 302 300 501King Arthur: Legend of the Sword(6:50) Girls Trip (2017, Comedy) Regina Hall, Queen Latifah. R Here and Now Yes (N) Silicon Valley (N) Barry (N) Last Week To.Barry MAX 320 310 515Good Will Hunting(:25) Surviving Christmas (2004) Ben Afeck. PG-13Taking Woodstock (2009, Comedy-Drama) Demetri Martin. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 3D Actr ess Jane Powell is 88. Actor Don Hastings is 83. Actress Ali MacGraw is 78. Singer Rudolph Isley is 78. Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff is 69. Actress Annette OToole is 65. Actor Jose Zuniga is 55. Country singer Woody Lee is 49. Actress Jessica Collins is 46. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is 44. SUNDAY CROSSWORD FOLLOW THE SUNBY FINN VIGELAND / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0325 RELEASE DATE: 4/1/2018 ACROSS1 Government policy chief5 Assented12 Not empirical19 Not natural-looking21 Sometimes hard-tofind shirt opening22 Drunkard23 Onetime co-host of The View, informally24 Contest once hosted by Bob Barker25 Makes reference (to)26 Catastrophic event that can be caused by a gigantic earthquake28 Fer sher29 Folds, as a business30 Headed for34 Abbr. on mil. mail36 French painter of ballerinas40 Injunction42 How Hercule Poirot likes to address Hastings43 Money in Malm45 Headstone inits.46 Stag48 Ones in rocking chairs, stereotypically50 Smartphone feature53 Cherry variety54 Start to many bumper stickers55 Response to pointing out a resemblance between two people56 Hollywood labor groups59 See 71-Down60 Plant stalk62 Crank (up)63 Chipotle choice65 Nitwit66 180s67 2015 hit spinoff of Despicable Me68 How someone in awe might describe himself70 Pretty cool, in slang73 One of the Big Four accounting firms74 Deft touch75 Place-holder letters78 Better now80 Trivia fodder81 All ____83 Rough shelter84 Hannah who coined the phrase the banality of evil86 Largest city in the Baltics87 Planets like ours, in sci-fi88 Hue lighter than lime91 Per ____ (yearly)92 Vintage-film channel93 Goody95 Like St. Augustine, among all U.S. cities97 College, to a Brit98 Amrique101 Immigrants class, for short102 Only words on the front of the Great Seal of the United States10 4Really fresh106 Its hub at J.F.K. was designed by Eero Saarinen108 Hubbub110 Artistic, chatty sorts, its said113 Draft117 Testify119 I got the check120 Ancient, undeciphered writing system121 Towel fabric122 Relatives of asters123 Tony who won a Tony for Angels in America124 Its a deal! DOWN1 E.M.T.s training2 Speed along3 Print ad come-on4 Sit on the throne5 International conglomerate whose name means three stars6 Cable-news host Melber7 Gchats, e.g.8 Some A.L. players9 Response to a surprising claim10 Thats something ____!11 Voyager12 Medieval Spanish kingdom13 Sport last played in the Olympics in 193614 Was awesome15 Occupied16 Funny17 Riddle-me-____18 Qtrly. check recipient, maybe20 Stars above!27 ____ soon?31 Smear32 Writing in a window?33 Paranoid sorts, in slang35 Pushes back37 Mamma Mia! setting38 In a light manner39 Outbreaks40 Anthropomorphic king of Celesteville41 Still ____ (Julianne Moore film)43 Rios, e.g.44 Decisive assessment47 Intl. Rescue Committee, e.g.49 R.&B. singer with the hits So Sick and Mad51 Tempe sch.52 Things in restaurant windows57 Sac-fly result58 Outlay that cannot be recovered59 Some corsage wearers61 Grand Lodge group64 Ready or red, maybe65 Lets keep this between us67 Wasnt kidding about68 Stunt at the end of a powerful performance69 Informal assent70 Go back on ones word?71 With 59-Across, some works of Tennessee Williams72 Big ____ (the drug industry)74 Biter75 Moment of liftoff76 Dangerous toy77 Same here79 Legal vowelless Scrabble play80 Herculean act82 Bit of art pottery85 Preface to a heart-toheart conversation89 End of a George Washington address?90 Safer alternative to paintball91 If youre lucky94 Candy brand owned by Hershey96 Word before and after no99 Salt-N-Pepa and Ben Folds Five100 Branch of Islam102 Rakes in103 Not taken seriously?105 Tiniest change107 Popular gaming console that sounds like two pronouns109 Its a long story110 Keep movin!111 Info for a chauffeur, perhaps112 Yahoo alternative114 Yuck!115 Grp. of connected computers116 1/100 of a 43-Across118 Manhattan part or a suburb near Manhattan 1234 56789101112131415161718 19 2021 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 313233 3435 36373839 4041 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 505152 53 54 55 56 575859 6061 62 6364 65 66 67 68 69 707172 73 74 757677 78 79 80 8182 83 8485 86 87 88 899091 92 9394 95 96 97 98 99100101 102 103 104105 106107 108 109 110111112 113 114115116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS CISCOESURANCETHERAM USTENSHAWNEESMADAME BARESQUERYWASHINGTON IDIPESTOSSEOGAPED SOVIETSPINEXTSRABE TRENCHQUOTE LEDCAR SANGUPTOBABYQUAKES ROLOHOPESOSEA MARACAIBOLILLETAPIR APATHYROHANORGISE HERESLOOKINGATYOUQUID AREAVAPESCITRUSTY LYRESADEPTCESTLAVIE TAUAYESIRHISN QUICKBOXERDUMATAPA USSSEN PEACHYQUEEN AHASRIFELOLLEAMONN HEINEOUTTAAEONLAO ORDERINTHEQUARTTWINY GISELEONEUNDERAPACE SNOREDNOSECONESANER HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't run away from issues that need to be discussed. Put thought, time and energy into bringing about positive change. Getting along with loved ones will make whatever transition you want to make easier. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll find it difficult to resist the temptation to make an impulsive move. Question your motives as well as what's behind someone's interest in your plans. Don't divulge secret information or get involved in gossip if you want to avoid being ridiculed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A personal change will do you good. Whether it is physical or emotional or deals with letting go of things that have been holding you back, forward motion and following your heart are favored. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Nothing will stay the same. You need to embrace the inevitable and offer a positive attitude in order to calm whatever difficulty you face with a loved one or partnership. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change in the way you live or who you live with will improve your life. Share emotions and celebrate what you have worked so hard to achieve. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A change of heart can be expected. Distance yourself from anyone who is impulsive. You need to maintain stability and focus on putting your energy into something tangible. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put more time and effort into maintaining better physical, mental and emotional health. Being around people who bring you joy will ease your stress and help you redesign how you want the rest of your life to unfold. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pay more attention to the way you present who you are and what you have to offer. An important relationship will make a difference to the way you move forward personally and professionally. Embrace love and romance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll be taken advantage of if you offer your money, time or your assistance. Know what you are getting into before you make a commitment to take on responsibilities that don't belong to you. Focus on home and family, not outsiders. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may not like what a friend or relative is up to, but it's best not to interfere. Choose to look at your life and consider the personal changes that will help you improve rather than criticize or complain. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll be irritated and impulsive when it comes to money matters. Before you jump into something, consider whether it's affordable and how you can get more for less. Tough negotiations will make a difference to the outcome. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An unexpected change will leave you at a loss. Don't let your emotions take over. Wait to gather all the facts before you voice your opinion or put demands on others. DEAR ABBY: Is there a polite way to refuse giving store clerks personal information? It seems like every time I shop, the clerks demand email, phone number, even birthdate, and they get testy when I say I just want to complete my purchase. I find it so intrusive that Im tempted to leave the items on the counter and walk out. On a similar note, how can I politely tell my doctor or dentist that I prefer not to be treated by anyone with cold symptoms? A few days ago, I was at the dentist and the hygienist had a cold. I didnt want to be a complainer, so I didnt say anything because I couldnt find the right words, but I should have. Frankly, I was floored that she hadnt been sent home. Please advise. -BARBARA IN KENTUCKY DEAR BARBARA: You are under no obligation to give your private information when making a purchase because, too often, the information winds up on a mailing list that can be sold, and often is. The polite way to refuse is to simply say, I would prefer not to share that information. I found your question regarding dental hygienists to be of particular interest because in the dental office I use, the hygienist wears gloves and sometimes a face guard to prevent HER from catching something from her patients. Of course, her hands are thoroughly scrubbed before she even picks up an instrument, so the danger of her giving me anything besides a thorough cleaning is practically nil. Because you are concerned about catching colds, tell your dentist you would prefer to reschedule your appointment if you will be in close contact with anyone in the office who is sick -and repeat that to his/her receptionist. DEAR ABBY: At an amusement park recently, I was unable to win the woman Im dating the oversized stuffed giraffe she desired. I tried valiantly, but winning wasnt in the cards for me. She forgave me, but Im afraid she harbors more resentment than she let on. Since then her behavior has been peculiar. She emails me pictures of giraffes, stretches her neck to frightening lengths, and got a giraffe tattoo that extends from her wrist to her shoulder. I know the ability to win a stuffed animal for a lover is a potent measure of a mans worth. My failure has left my masculinity sagging. Is there anything I can do to reaffirm my manhood and salvage my relationship? Or should I troll the avenues of Manhattan in search of a lady whose faith I have not shattered? -PRIZELESS IN NEW YORK DEAR PRIZELESS: Do not troll the avenues hunting for a woman you wont disillusion. New York has several zoos; if you take your girlfriend to visit a real, live giraffe, it may raise your standing. Im often asked if I can spot a fake letter. So Im taking the opportunity to wish both of you a happy April Fools Day! Your tale of woe is about as tall as the giraffe you didnt win for your beloved. Customer resents questioning when making a store purchaseDEAR ABBY Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com
4D S UNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER the observatory to look around while I did a short hike along the Eruption trail to a higher elevation for more views. The trail was all paved and clearly marked. It gave me a good opportunity to stretch my legs and walk around a little more. I ended up catching up with her and we watched a short movie in the observatory before we headed back to the bus, On the way back, they showed a documentary with more of the history of the volcano and its devastating eruption in 1980; along with stories from some of the survivors. The most recent volcanic activity reported was in 2008. We were about 15 minutes late getting back and were scheduled to depart upon our arrival. The captain quickly got us off the beach and we were headed west. We went straight into lunch when we got back. Today we had salad and burgers. While at lunch we could overhear some commotion at the next table and an older lady and what appeared to be her daughter crying. The crew ended up taking the older woman out on a wheel chair. The next thing we knew we were making an emergency stop somewhere along the river and rescue showed up and we also saw a helicopter hovering. We never did find out what happened; the crew were very discreet and only said there was an incident earlier. The rest of the afternoon we cruised the Columbia River and hung out on the top deck taking in all of the scenery along the way. Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. TRAVELContinued From 1D FAMILY FEATURES From your own hometown to the far reaches of the globe, there are thousands of destinations just waiting to be discovered by adventurous souls. Satisfying your itch to get out and explore may take you across town or across the ocean, but adhering to some common principles can make your travels extra rewarding. Step outside your comfort zone and try new things, be it zip lining or sampling an unfamiliar food. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesLet it rollTaking to the trails may mean youre traveling by foot, but bicycling is another exciting way to explore. However, an average street bike isnt appropriate for most trails. A suspension is a much safer option. If youll be primarily on trails or doing downhill Protect your feetProper footwear is vital for an active traveler, and hiking boots are among the leading choices for an size are critical, as this affects whether your boot is without friction that can result in painful blisters. A good rule of thumb is to shop near the end of the day when your feet are most likely to be swollen and wear socks comparable to what youll wear on the trail.Lay your headIf youll be sleeping outdoors, a tent is a must to protect yourself from inclement weather and the less hospitable of Mother Natures creatures. The sizes, styles and options are plentiful, but features like rainproof material and ample ventilation are top picks for most adventurers. Other important considerations: seasonality, sleeping capacity and ease of assembly. Also keep transport in mind, and be sure your tent is no larger (or heavier) than what you can comfortably carry to your destination. Pack it upWherever your adventures take you, having someplace to store your essentials is a must. slung over your shoulders, your hands are free to aid your exploration. The distribution of weight also makes for a more comfortable journey. Particularly if youll be loading up your pack, a bag with strong, reinforced seams, sturdy straps and durable zippers or clasps.. Explore new landsThe excitement doesnt need to stop even if you need a break from the action. Escape into the thrilling world of bestselling author James Rollins The Seventh Plague. An archaeologist, missing for years, stumbles out of the Egyptian desert. He dies before he can explain, but his autopsy reveals his body began mummifying while he still lived. In an adventure stretching from a lost desert tomb to an Arctic engineering complex Sigma Force must confront an ancient biological threat made real by modern science. Find more at harpercollins.com.