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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 298 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B DEAR PHARMACISTNSAIDS can be bad news, 6A. 88 67Chance of storms, Crime creeps up in county, See 3A + PLUS >> Jones pays a visit to UFCHS FOOTBALL Woods set for big season at Ole MissSPORTSSee Page 1B See Page 1B 200 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10010 LEGAL RELEASE STATUSAD APPROVAL rffn tt rbf t t t r t trbrrbttrbTOWNHOUSE r trf tbtf t t rb t save an additionalstorewide every day* when you joinrfOnly $20 a year at participating stores Learn more at*Restrictions apply. See for complete deta ils. Solar power coming to south county Proposed project will be 2nd solar plant in Columbia.FORT WHITEBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA second solar power project is slated for construction in Columbia County, according to the Austin, Texas company behind it. The question remains, though, what power company will buy the fresh wholesale electricity? Core Solar, the company developing the project, said it didnt have that answer, or at least couldnt reveal it just yet. Now theyre looking for buyers of the energy soon to be generated from the Florida sunshine beating down on 1,060 acres of land along U.S. Highway 27. The company plans to install the 74.9 megawatt solar photovoltaic facility about 20 miles southwest of Lake City, below Fort White.The tortoise and the harebrained schemeFWC: Lake City man caught trying to snag a forbidden snack in Stuart2A SOLAR continued on 3ADunn now chair of major vets subcomm.From staff reportsWASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, the Panama City surgeon who represents the northern portion of Columbia County in Congress, has been appointed to lead the Subcommittee on Health. In his capacity as Subcommittee Chairman, Dunn will oversee the Veterans Health Administration, which includes medical services, research, facilities, and compliance. The House Committee on Veterans Affairs has oversight over DUNN continued on 3A slice of life Snapshots of what was happening downtown Tuesday Photos by CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter TOP: Laurence Breyton, curator for Gateway Art Gallery, shows off the gallerys featured artist, Michele Powell, a professional photographer born in France. RIGHT: Natalie Metzger, owner of The Music Academy, watches as her pupil, Aubrey Elder, demonstrates her developing skills. LEFT: A man and woman walk through the park in front of the courthouse. ABOVE LEFT: Patrons enjoy a late lunch at Marion Street Bistro & Brewhouse. A3


2A W EDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY REPORTER 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI ThursdayFriday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach May 29 June 6 June 13 June 20 FullLastNewFirst Quarter Quarter Scripture of the DayFor, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 (KJV) When in doubt tell the truth. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) 1835-1910, U.S. writer.Thought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Monday p.m.) 1-0-2 Pick 4: (Monday p.m.) 5-8-2-2 Fantasy 5: (Monday) 7-11-13-22-33 QUICK HITS Submissions The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Justin Caudell at HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter See an error? The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. Florida Gateway College announces 2018 campsFrom staff reportsFlorida Gateway College will kick off its 2018 summer camps in June. This years lineup will feature seven camps over seven weeks and will cover a wide array of activities and disciplines. All camps run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include lunch and a camp T-shirt. The price to attend will be $100 per camp. For more information, including age requirements, visit FGC Summer Camps: June 4-7 Fishing Mission Campers will attend four days of mini-workshops on a wide range of topics will learn from professional anglers, biologists, and FWC Law Enforcement and then apply what they learned with daily fishing time. June 11-14 FGC Soccer Camp Attendees will learn ball control, passes, touches, and other skills while making friends and experiencing the most popular sport in the world. June 18-21 Public Safety Training Camp This four day camp will explore the many exciting jobs within the law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical service professions. June 25-28 Health Sciences/STEM/Water Resource Management Camp Campers will learn the concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Activities include a quiz bowl competition, creating a composting bin, and exploring engineering topics and principles. July 9-12 Girl Power Leadership Camp Open to girls ages 10-18, this camp will focus on empowerment and leadership skills for women in business. Activities will help develop skills in communication, motivation, and project. Women in the local business community will serve as guest speakers. July 16-19 FGC Volleyball Camp This camp will focus on basic individual skill development in passing, attacking, setting, serving, and blocking, along with team play. Campers will be grouped based on age and ability. July 23-26 FGC Basketball Camp Campers will experience a fun and friendly atmosphere where they can develop skills, run drills, and play competitive games with hands-on instruction from coaches and college players.From staff reportsA Lake City man landed in hot water with game wardens down south after Martin County deputies caught him wrangling up some not-quite-endangered but still legally protected grub. Robert Herndon Lane, 28, had already grabbed two gopher tortoises from their burrow and was going for a third when the Martin County Sheriffs Office found him on the ground next to Dixie Highway just north of Seabranch Preserve State Park, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson Carollyn Parrish. Lane reportedly told deputies he planned to eat the tortoises. FWC took over the case and cited Lane for possession of a gopher tortoise. Lane was also issued a notice to appear in court. On May 16, Lane pleaded not guilty in an ongoing case here in which he has been charged with possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gopher tortoises are protected by Florida law, which considers species as threatened. Both the animals themselves and their burrows are off-limits. Gopher tortoises, which are the state reptile of Florida, must be relocated before any land-clearing or development, and property owners must obtain permits from FWC before capturing or relocating them, according to the agencys website. Gopher tortoises live in forests, pastures and even residential yards. They dig deep burrows which they share with more than 350 other species and forage on low-growing plants, according to FWC. The largest recorded burrow, measured at 65 feet long and 25 feet deep, was found in the Florida Panhandle. LC man nabbed trying to snag gopher tortoises in Stuart, FWC report says.The tortoise and the harebrained scheme MA RTIN COU NTY SHERIFFS O FFICELane being detained at the scene. COU RTESYR otary Math B ee winnersColumbia City Elementary placed first in the Rotary Math Bee last week. The competition for fourth-graders consisted of nine rounds, with each school team participating in a round against each of the other schools. Pictured are Assistant Superintendent Cherie Hill, Principal Hope Jernigan, sponsor Rose Jones and team members Ava Christie, Harmony Hudson, Tucker Flynn and Nolan Martin.


W EDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 3A OBITUARIES Wesley George Manthey Wesley George Manthey, Chief Center in Lake up hunting Pryor Mountion of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, Sallie May Reddick tal in GainesGATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, Obituaries are paid advertisements. 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Party Pack(6-8 steaks) ANGUS BEEF BONELESS RIBEYE STEAKS $7.99 LB. Party Pack 81% LEAN GROUND CHUCK $2.69 LB. 10LB Tubes USDA CHOICE WHOLE BONELESS BEEF BRISKET $3.99 LB. BOSTON BUTT PORK ROAST $1.29 LB. 2 pk. FRESH PORK SPARE RIBS $1.99 LB. 3pk. WHOLE BONELESS PORK LOINS $1.79 LB. ST. LOUIS STYLE PORK RIBS $2.69 LB. FRESH FROZEN WHOLE PORK BELLIES $2.99 LB. Rind On OR Rind Off IQF BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST $23.50 10 LB. Box NETTLES WHOLE SMOKED TURKEYS $24.99 each BREADED CHICKEN NUGGETS OR TENDERS $11.99 5 LB. Bag FRYER LEG QUARTERS $4.99 10 LB. Bag $19.50 for 40 LB. Box190 SW County Road 240Lake City, FL 32025(386) 752-2510Hours: Mon Sat 8am -6pmAd Good May 21st May 26th Were still in the development stages, said John Lichtenberger, senior vice president of development at Core. Our plan is to begin construction next year and have the project begin production (the) next year. He said they were in confidential talks with a potential off taker of the electricity. Who the energys going to, that has not been finalized yet, said Lichtenberger. The energy thats produced is wholesale energy, not energy we can sell to the town of Fort White or farmers or individual residents. That answer, though, might determine which customers see any benefit on their power bill. Lichtenberger said the energy doesnt have to be bought by a local utility company. However, he quipped, Those electrons follow the path of least resistance, and followed saying, Whoever gets to take credit for them is the one who buys them. Core Solar LLC says the electricity generated from the site will produce enough wattage to light 11,500 homes, displace 108,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and displace 23,000 passenger vehicles. It is expected to generate 300 jobs for a nine month construction cycle, and two full time jobs during its commercial operation. Information from Core Solar on the project stated it was planned in 2016 and the 1,060 acres it will sit on is leased. Lichtenberger said they have been in contact with Duke Energy because it owns the transmission lines that currently exist at the highway-side stretch of land. Core Solar has had meetings with local governments, one at a Fort White council meeting. A Duke Energy spokesperson said she could not say if the utility, one of the states largest, would be buyer of any electricity produced from the photovoltaic panels at the Highway 27 site. In the next four years Duke Energy will be investing in 700 megawatts in the state of Florida of solar energy, said Dukes senior communications consultant, Ana Gibbs. This year the company opened a solar site in Suwannee County. Florida Power and Light also announced construc tion on a solar site in the northern part of the county along with three other sites throughout the state which are expected to begin operations in 2019. Core Solar said construction would start locally in 2019 and the site would be operational in 2020. SOLARContinued From 1A the Department of Veterans Affairs. In recent years, the committee has tried to streamline the VA, hold officials accountable, and improve the performance level to ensure veterans are receiving the best care available. I am honored to continue to serve Americas heroes in this leadership role on the Health Subcommittee, Dunn said. As a doctor and Army veteran, I have seen firsthand the red tape our veterans face on a daily basis. From problems getting treatment at local facilities to traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to qualify and receive organ transplants our service members return from war only to find they have to fight government bureaucracy. These men and women gave their all for love of country. We must now give our all to ensure they are receiving the care they have earned, said Dr. Dunn. Thank you Chairman Roe for entrusting me with this leadership role and for your resolute commitment to our veterans. Dunn spent 11 years serving as a surgeon in the U.S. Army and has advocated for improving veterans health services since coming to Congress. DUNNContinued From 1A DunnCrime creeps up here in 2017By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comCrime was on the upswing in Columbia County last year, with one more murder and nine more rapes reported than the previous year, according to a just-released annual report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Overall, the crime rate per 100,000 residents in 2017 was 3,353.5, a 2.4 increase over the 3,274.2 reported in 2016, according to FDLEs Uniform Crime Report. Four murders were reported last year, compared to three from the previous year. Authorities documented 29 cases of reported rapes in 2017, a 45 percent increase over the 20 counted in 2016. Aggravated assaults were down, however, from 314 to 299. Burglaries went up, from 562 in 2016 to 588 in 2017. The report also noted an increase in larcenies, from 1,212 in 2016 to 1,270 last year. Motor vehicle thefts went down from 98 to 78. Law enforcement cleared 33 percent of cases last year, an increase from the 29 percent recorded in 2016. A case is considered cleared when a suspect is arrested, or by an exception where circumstances beyond an agencys control, such as the death of a suspect, prevent an arrest. The Columbia County Sheriffs Office cleared a much higher percentage of cases than the Lake City Police Department 42.4 percent compared to LCPDs 22.7 percent clearance rate. Last year, CCSO handled one murder case, 21 rapes, 18 robberies, 159 aggravated assaults, 451 burglaries, 511 larcenies and 50 motor vehicle thefts. LCPD handled three murders, eight rapes, 26 robberies, 140 aggravated assaults, 137 burglaries, 759 larcenies and 28 motor vehicle thefts. CCSO arrested 1,342 suspects, while LCPD arrested 559. Sixtythree of the CCSO arrests were for juveniles, compared to 29 for LCPD. Statewide, crime went down 4.5 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, from 641,014 to 612,374. Violent crimes and property crimes are both on a downward trend in Florida. In 2017, there were 85,558 reported violent crimes and 526,816 property crimes, com pared to 88,501 violent crimes and 552,513 property crimes in 2016. The number of reported murders went down from 1,108 to 1,057, while rapes actually rose from 7,583 to 7,394. Robberies went down from 20,132 to 18,583. Aggravated assaults went down from 59,678 to 57,984. By far, the biggest change was in the number of reported burglaries ,090 reported in 2016 to 88,778. Larcenies went down from 409,370 to 395,149. Crime has been steadily going down in Florida since at least 2013, according to the report. There was a 4.7 percent decrease 2013 compared to the previous year, a 4.9 percent decrease in 2014, a 3.2 percent decrease in 2015 and, a 4.4 percent decrease in 2016 and finally a 6 percent decrease in 2017. Rate rises 2.4 percent according to FDLEs annual report.CCSO: Toolbox theft prompts arrest warrantBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLocal authorities submitted a warrant affidavit to the State Attorneys Office for a man who reportedly stole and sold a toolbox and several items he found at a Sunnybrook Street address because he claimed he needed gas money for work. Curtis Allen Handy, 26, is facing charges of petit-theft and dealing in stolen property in connection with the case. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, on April 25 a deputy was dispatched to a Sunnybrook Street address in reference to a reported theft. The deputy met with the property owner who told him several items were stolen off the property. The property owner said aluminum rims and tires from his old truck, a door to an older model pickup truck and an aluminum tool box were stolen. While speaking to the deputy, the property owner saw open beer cans on the back porch and said it appeared that someone had been using the back porch as a hang out. The next day, the deputy was called to the property again when the property owner found that the radiator was stolen out of his vehicle. The following day, the property owner reported that he found his rims in Jacksonville and also found the tool box at the scrap yard in Lake City.


I got about a half dozen calls last week from readers irate over the political cartoon reprinted below. I had expected some folks wouldnt care for it liberals and others who dislike President Trump, mainly. Its long been fashionable for progressives to see Israel as the bad guy in the Middle East and actual terrorist groups as victims. Instead I got calls from devout Christians who thought that by holding murderous Hamas up to public scrutiny, we were somehow taking their side, even endorsing the terrible, blood-stained vow inscribed on the tombstone in the drawing. Please look at the cartoon again, I counseled those who called. Thats not what it means and not what we believe. The image is an indictment of Hamas and groups like it, which countered the opening of our new embassy in Jerusalem with mayhem, death and their usual cries for the destruction of the Jewish state. For us, groundbreaking means the beginning of a new era in Middle East relations, and perhaps, one day, peace. For Hamas and like-minded groups, groundbreaking means something sinister and sickening, as shown in the drawing. Why run such a thing in the paper? As I told readers who called, it is imperative that we shine the light of truth on evil, whatever form it takes, and expose it for what it is. Letting terrorists scurry around in the dark only lets them escape notice and gain strength. One nice lady who called with real concerns about the cartoon came to look at it differently after we spoke. Her letter to the editor is printed below. But theres a larger point to be made here. With all due respect, surely you know us better than to think we would ever parrot the hate-filled views of monsters like Hamas. Thats just not who we are. We are not the media. We are your hometown newspaper, which sings the praises of local bands who win gospel music awards and feed homeless vets (see yesterdays front page) and mourns lost heroes (two deputies in Gilchrist County, most recently). We fill our pages with photos of local students and athletes. Nothing is more important than the people of our town, young and old. What wouldnt be newsworthy in some publications, commands our front page with pride. We also hold to account local officials who squander your tax dollars through slovenly waste, incompetence or worse. Our role as fiscal watchdog is every bit as important as anything we do. Above all, we reflect your values. But thats only because we hold them ourselves. Should you ever come to doubt that, please call and well be glad to chat. Your opinion matters and we are always pleased to hear it. 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. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 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 OPINIONSolar for south countyGood news, not just for Fort White, but for the entire county. Core Solar, an Austin, Texas company, plans to build a solar plant down south. It sounds like a major project. Core Solar LLC says the electricity generated from the site will produce enough wattage to light 11,500 homes, displace 108,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and displace 23,000 passenger vehicles, according to Corey Arwoods story on todays front page. As for the effect on local consumers energy bills, thats far from certain. Core Solar wont be selling retail electricity, so its not as if youll be able to buy it directly from them. Theres lots to be worked out in this deal, and well be following it closely. Meanwhile, good things could be on the way. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY TODAY IN HISTORY In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English. In 1533, the marriage of Englands King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1814, a third version of Beethovens only opera, Fidelio, had its world premiere in Vienna. In 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary during World War I. In 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. In 1937, industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of the Standard Oil Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation, died in Ormond Beach, Florida, at age 97. In 1939, the Navy submarine USS Squalus sank during a test dive off the New England coast. Thirty-two crew members and one civilian were rescued, but 26 others died; the sub was salvaged and re-commissioned the USS Sailfish. In 1945, Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide by biting into a cyanide capsule while in British custody in Luneburg, Germany. In 1967, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month. In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals of former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman and former Attorney General John N. Mitchell in connection with their Watergate convictions. Moluccan extremists seized a train and a school in the Netherlands; the hostage drama ended June 11 as Dutch marines stormed the train, resulting in the deaths of six out of nine hijackers and two hostages. We stand with IsraelA second look at Fridays cartoonTo the Editor: Id like to acknowledge two items in regards to the economic development conversation we are having in Columbia County. The first is regarding solar energy. A solar energy farm is set to go on line in Fort White in 2020. Solar energy is a great addition to an all of the above energy portfolio. With the Florida Power and Light site north of town, Columbia County is estimated to produce enough solar energy for 30,000 homes. This may not sound like typical economic growth, but in the bigger picture it will help mitigate electrical costs due to volatile domestic and international energy markets. Continued investments in new energy technology will help reduce the price for future wide spread consumer use. These two solar energy sites will show that Columbia County is looking at viability and future growth. We will be the leader of clean energy in North Central Florida. The second item Id like to discuss is the Lake City Gateway Airport. One of the strategic goals of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council is to promote the designation of the Lake City Gateway Airport as part of the statewide Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). This would help with securing future state funding for the airport. This would make our airport a more desirable location for air freight logistics and other aviation related businesses. In 2016, according to the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems report by the Federal Aviation Authority, Lake City Gateway was deemed significant to national air transportation. Our airport is eligible to receive federal grants under the Airport Improvement Program. With our airport being labeled as nationally significant by the feds, we should make sure that our airport is significant to the State of Florida as well. The City of Lake City and Columbia County should work on this together. Both solar energy and our airport are important factors in the interconnected and important web that is economic development. As always, it is important to keep this conversation going. Staz Guntek II Lake City Robert Robert Bridges is editor of the Lake City Reporter. To the Editor: I subscribe to the Lake City Reporter and have been pleased. But I was offended by the cartoon with Death to Israel (Friday, May 18), wrong! Didnt find it funny, but I took another look and realized I was thankful to see the words U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Im thankful that God gave our President Trump courage to do this, and Im thankful to see these words, and Im thankful to the Lake City Reporter to show this and show the increase in evil in this world. Praise God. Ann Harris Lake CityLETTERS TO THE EDITOR Solar farm, airport keys to progress


W EDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A To submit your Community Calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Steve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayVolunteers 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. V isit our web site, Volunteer. to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, recep tion, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www.beyourhaven. org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Free soil testingFree soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 7525384.Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayBingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.FridaySpring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-7581321 or email dhorner@ and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-7550235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers marketThe Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-719-5766 or visit dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813-679-5390.SundayBingo games Bingo every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. For more, call 386-752-7776. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m.For more, call 386-752-7776.MondayAmateur Radio SocietyThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio technologies, training, com munications and commu nity events. Hams provide emer gency communications during disasters and public events. Members provide training and support for the required FCC license and how to get started. Meets at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd at 7 p.m. For more, call 386-7520987.TuesdayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need vol unteers for all positions. Those interested in par ticipating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club 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 386752-4184 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).Patrons can select a wide variety of seeds and receive advice from seasoned gardeners.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter36 years of serviceStephen Witt (left), Lake City mayor, presents a proclamation to Keith Mobley, who recently retired from the Lake City Fire Department after working as a firefighter for more than 36 years. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ W Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ W Free self-guided tours the last Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. visual art, live performance, and special events. Get started at Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Big doings at the SpiritFrom staff reportsFirst holiday of the summer is Memorial Day Get-aWay at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. This years Get-a-Way will include live music in the Music Hall with the Terry Cole Band Friday night, SoulShine Saturday night and Snake Blood Remedy Sunday night. Kids may enjoy free hot dogs, four water slides, volley ball, badminton, cornhole, various other games, bounce houses, game room and the swimming pool for overnight guests. Terry Cole and his band are regulars at the SOSMP with great country and other genres of music for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. SoulShine has also become a regular provider of great country and other music in the Music Hall along with Snake Blood Remedy which plays old tyme country and bluegrass with excellent mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar playing. You know the words, dont forget those dancing shoes all three nights!


6A W EDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 HEALTH LAKE CITY REPORTER 386-755-2268 Time For Your DOT Physical? Come Right In! Accepting New Patients Minesh Patel, MD Elizabeth Kathy Newman, ARNP Mary Goddeyne Kladde, ARNP Tony Lambert, PA-C Autumn Wood, PA-C Dr. Samara John Decerce, MD PA Physicians Imaging Valenzuela, MD, PA Beaches Rehab 386-754-DOCS (3627) APPT. IN 24 HRS. Accepting New Patients! 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Blake takes ibuprofen (which indirectly raises homocysteine), he has a double homozygous PEMT genetic SNP, as well as MTHFR C677T gene SNP, and to add fuel to the fire, he has been eating pretty much all protein, and very little greens/vegetables or salads. This means he is get ting a high methionine diet, and methionine makes homocysteine. He has several different variants that are double homozygous SNPs in his CBS gene, and one of them is the first step in break ing down homocysteine in the transsulfuration pathway So he has trouble converting homocys teine into cystathionine (and so the homocysteine builds up). T aken together, Blake cant break homocysteine down very well from any direction. It is going up and up. Its so high that it is irritating his arteries, caus ing erratic heart palps, insomnia, memor y problems, anxiety, mood swings all the while releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines into his brain and CNS, and causing more pain in his muscles and joints than he should have for being 46. Im working with him right now to bring this number down, because 25 is dangerous. Homocysteine acts like an exci toxin, similar to glutamate and MSG. It can attack the brain. He was feeling some of those symp toms as well as cardiac symptoms. Already in seven days, Ive got him mor e comfortable with just a few supplements, they are listed for you towards the end of this article. Iuprofen and other analgesics can raise homocysteine through the depletion of folate which is needed to recycle homocysteine and turn it back into methionine. I know, some of you really need these medications and Im okay with that. I just want you to know that they can raise your homocysteine, so now that you know you can read todays article and take better care of yourself. If you are in pain and con cerned about taking opiates, or intolerant of their side ef fects, then you will likely be switched to an NSAID drug such as ibu profen, naproxen, indomethacin, celecoxib or others. See the graphic I made below listing ste roids and NSAIDS, the two most popular categories of medication for pain and inflammation. As you can see, it will list some of the most popular anti-inflamma tories that can impact homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid that an amino acid that is pro duced in your body as an intermediate in the metabolism of two other amino acids, methionine and cysteine. I left acetaminophen off this list because it does not impact the heart or homocysteine to the extent of concern.These medications are phenomenal for reducing inflammation and relieving swelling and pain. The trouble is that they are strong drug muggers of folate, your natural vitamin B9 nutrient. That in and of itself, is enough for you to consider supplementing with natural folate (which is not the same as folic acid). The trouble with taking these NSAID medications every day for pain and FAILING TO SUPPLEMENT with methylated high-quality B vitamins is important for you to understand. Ill list the potentials as they come to mind: 1. A folate deficiency compromises your ability to repair DNA, which can raise your risk for cancer. 2. A folate or B6 deficiency can increase neuropathy making you super uncomfortable in your own skin. Tingling, pins and needles, ant-bite sensation, hot water sensations and more can cause you mental and physical pain that is sometimes unimaginable. 3. A long-term deficiency folate creates what I call a Medication Induced SNP in your methylation pathway. So you may not have the gene SNP for a methylation problem, but Im saying the drugs give you the same effect and block methylation by inducing a blockage where there wasnt one! This is explained in greater detail in my other article called, Genes, Methylation and Your Health. 4. Painkillers in the NSAID category are known to negatively impact cardiovascular function, especially in middle-aged to older folks. This is in part due to the increase in homocysetine, which is due to the folate deficiency. You need adequate amounts of folate to break down homocysteine, and the drug mugging (nutrient depletion) of folate causes a build up in homocysteine which should be perceived as acid on your heart, blood vessels and brain.NSAIDS raise homocysteine, impair MethylationDEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Suzy Cohen is a Colorado-based pharmacist who got her start in Gainesville. The Lake City Reporter was the rst newspaper to carry her column.Prescription drug monitoring programs not shown to affect drug overdosesFrom UF HealthGAINESVILLE Amid a raging opioid epidemic, every state has now established a drug-monitoring database to encourage safer prescribing and to reduce abuse. Yet, there is scant evidence that such programs are having a positive effect on the number of drug overdoses, a new study by a group that includes a University of Florida Health researcher has found. Prescription drug-moni toring programs aim to prevent overlapping or multiple prescriptions for frequently abused medications such as opioids, a practice known as doctor shopping. The big question is whether these databases are effectively reducing fatal and nonfatal overdoses. Its a natural next step in an environment where so many competing and complemen tary policies are changing and being implemented to combat the opioid epidemic, said Chris Delcher, Ph.D., a health outcomes researcher in the UF College of Medicine, part of UF Health. The answer: Its hard to say whether these databases are impacting the number of overdoses. Delcher and his collaborators parsed more than 2,600 academic publications and found just 10 of those articles linked prescription drug-monitoring programs to fatal opioid overdoses. An analysis of the 10 studies found extremely limited evidence of a reduction in fatal overdoses but not enough to draw firm conclusions, Delcher said. The findings are published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Now that prescription drug databases are ubiquitous and cover millions of patients, Delcher said its important to understand their impact and how they can be improved. Because they are promoted as a tool that will help reduce opioid overdoses, we needed to know if that is actually true, he said. They also found some unintended consequences: Three studies reviewed by the researchers showed overdose deaths from heroin (an illegal opioid chemically similar to many pain medications) increased after prescription some drug-monitoring programs were implemented. Separately, a 2013 study of drug users in Philadelphia and San Francisco by other researchers found a shift from prescription opioids to heroin use was driven by heroins easier availability and lower cost. In Florida, deaths from oxycodone (a legal prescription opioid) tumbled after the states prescription drug-monitoring program began in late 2011, but there was a concurrent rise in fatal overdoses from fentanyl, heroin and morphine, Delcher found in 2016. Delcher


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Between wrist surgery, signing a $54 million contract and nearly getting robbed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had quite the start to the offseason. His next phase probably wont create as much buzz, but its much more important to the teams success in 2018. Bortles opened organized team activities Tuesday behind a revamped offensive line and with three new passing targets all part of a plan to improve an offense that featured the leagues top rushing attack last season. I have always believed that when your quarterback is ahead of everyone, and the rest of the offense has to catch up, that is a pretty good thing, coach Doug Marrone said. You dont want the quarterback trying to catch up to the rest of the offensive players. I think that Blake is in a good spot as far as what he knows of the offense, what we want to do. Its just another year. I think thats why you see those quarterbacks that stay in these systems for a long period of time and play for a long period of time that do such a good job. Bortles threw for 3,687 yards, with 21 touchdowns and a career-low 13 interceptions in 2017. He was at his best in the postseason, throwing for 594 yards and three scores without a turnover. Interceptions and fumbles were among Bortles biggest faults during his first three years in the league. He limited them down the stretch last season and eliminated them in the playoffs, helping the Jaguars reach the AFC championship game. You want to have that every game, said Bortles, who had surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right wrist in late January. Just wanting to make sure that no matter what I did I gave us a chance to win. I knew that if I didnt turn the ball over were going to have a chance to win every game. That should be and it is my mindset every single game we play. I think it was only height-Jags begin OTAs with Bortles ahead of everyoneGordon headlines nominees for Hall of FameBy JENNA FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. When Jeff Gordons name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot. Gordon is on Wednesdays ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The four-time NASCAR champion played a massive role in moving stock car racing beyond its Southern roots and into the national landscape. Business models changed because of Gordon, who appealed to Madison Avenue advertisers and stick-andball sports fans. He was the star the sport needed and it certainly didnt hurt that he won, almost all the time. Gordons debut was the 1992 season finale, also Richard Pettys final race. He was a winner in his second full season, a NASCAR champion in year three. Gordons 93 victories and 81 poles both rank third on NASCARs all-time lists, and hes NASCARFive of 20 nominees will be selected by a panel of 57 voters today.GORDON continued on 6B GordonBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comJust 45 miles down I-75 South, the Florida Gators didnt have a clue about Columbia receiver T.J. Jones. He wasnt even on their recruiting list. It was a bit puzzling, considering the rising senior is a three-star prospect on Rivals and 247Sports and had 27 offers prior to April 19. It took awhile, but Florida finally offered Columbia receiver T.J. Jones that day. Following one day of practice and a film session back in Gainesville, Florida offensive line coach John Hevesey became enamored with Jones and convinced his program to pull the trigger on an official offer, the first Power 5 Florida school to do so. They just came one practice during spring evaluation and they just came and evaluated me, Jones sad. The new coaches told me I was never on the recruiting list and Im so close (to UF) and they were just wondering how. Coach Allen texted them one day and told them, your guys are always welcome at my school. I always welcome you all, and he sent them my name. I guess they watched my film and they came the same day and offered me. Jones took an unofficial visit to Florida over the weekend, where he got to see the schools new indoor practice facility as well as meet some other recruits, most notably from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale. UF has already offered CHS WR T.J. Jones but are FSU & Miami next?BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia receiver T.J. Jones runs up the field after a catch against Bartram Trail in the teams spring game last Friday. Backyard recruiting?Its definitely a school that Im looking into because its so close and they play big-time football in the SEC so its definitely a good look for me.Woods draft stock coming up this year SAM RICHE/TNSJacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass in first half action against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 22, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. NFLJacksonville QB back from wrist surgery to start team activities. PREP FOOTBALL EARNING HARDWAREWinners were crowned at All-Tech Speedway last weekend. Check out and see who took home the hardware. NOLES WIN OPENER Alberts walk-off double propels Florida State past Virginia in 11 innings in the ACC Tournament. TOURNEY TIME Auburn & Texas A&M were among schools that advanced to the 2nd round of the SEC Tournament. Im really surprised the schools drooling drunkards didnt go streaking through The Grove when he made the tough decision to return to Ole Miss for his senior campaign. Zedrick Woods, simply known as Red, is back for another season in Oxford. There wasnt a whiskey-fueled celebration after he skipped the NFL draft, but there shouldve been. The rejuvenated Rebels will depend on him again in the secondary this year. A rock on the teams defense, I expected the returning starter from Lake City to go all out in his final season at Ole Miss. Arguably the most important player on that unit, dont be surprised if Woods is the first SEC defensive back taken in the 2019 draft. Dude has been a problem since he arrived from Columbia, playing every game as a true freshman in 2015. Hes only gotten better with time, too, quickly becoming a team leader for the Rebels. After a strong sophomore season, when he led the team in pass breakups, Woods registered an impressive 64-tackle junior campaign this past year. The kid from Lake City has tallied an absurd 127 tackles in two seasons. The Rebels were lucky to get him back, I thought he was NFL-bound. Woods made the hard, yet correct, decision to come back. A choice that pay will high dividends. And I mean that in more ways than one, but from a football perspective, its a grand chance to keep showing NFL teams what he could potentially bring to the league. Look out for Woods to further increase his draft stock in his final encore. He wont be the only Rebel who makes a difference this season as the team tries to climb its way out of the depths of NCAA hell. Ole Miss is in the last year of its two-year ban, so the Rebels wont be bowling Eric Jackson WOODS continued on 5B BORTLES continued on 5B JonesJONES continued on 5B B1


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Yankees at Texas NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 5, Cleveland at Boston NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 7, Washington at Tampa BayNBA PLAYOFFSCONFERENCE FINALS Tuesdays Game Game 4: Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. Warriors lead series 2-1 Todays Game Game 5: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Series is tied 2-2NHL PLAYOFFSCONFERENCE FINALS Todays Game Game 7: Washington at Tampa, 8 p.m. Series is tied 3-3Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie teamNEW YORK (AP) Philadelphias Ben Simmons and Utahs Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBAs All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 firstplace votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs. Bostons Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to the first team, falling one vote short of unanimous. Simmons, Mitchell and Tatum are the three finalists for the NBAs Rookie of the Year award. Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (93 first-team votes) and Chicagos Lauri Markkanen (76) rounded out the first team. The second team was guards Dennis Smith Jr. of Dallas and Lonzo Ball of the Lakers, Atlanta forward John Collins, Sacramento guard Bogdan Bogdanovic and Phoenix forward Josh Jackson.NFL approves new rules on kickoffs, ejectionsATLANTA (AP) The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any play er who initiates contact with his helmets is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in New York. Al Riveron, the leagues head of officiating, said a foul can be called regardless of where on the body not just the head or neck area that one player hits another with his helmet. The rule is not position-specific, so offensive players will be subject to the same criteria as defensive players. If a player is ejected, Riveron and his staff in New York will use network camera angles to determine if the ejection is necessary. Players on the kickoff team also cant get a running start, while eight of the return teams 11 players must start out in a 15-yard zone near midfield, forcing them to run down the field alongside the cover age players. That will make the play more like a punt and should improve safety.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 31 13 .705 Boston 33 15 .688 Toronto 23 25 .479 10 T ampa Bay 22 24 .478 10 Baltimore 15 32 .319 17 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 23 23 .500 Minnesota 20 23 .465 1 Detroit 20 27 .426 3 K ansas City 14 33 .298 9 Chicago 13 31 .295 9 W est Division W L Pct GB Houston 30 18 .625 Seattle 27 19 .587 2 L os Angeles 26 22 .542 4 Oakland 25 22 .532 4 Texas 18 31 .367 12 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 29 18 .617 Philadelphia 27 19 .587 1 Washington 26 21 .553 3 New York 24 20 .545 3 Miami 18 30 .375 11 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 30 19 .612 S t. Louis 26 19 .578 2 Pittsburgh 26 20 .565 2 Chicago 25 20 .556 3 Cincinnati 16 32 .333 13 W est Division W L Pct GB Colorado 26 22 .542 Arizona 25 23 .521 1 S an Francisco 24 24 .500 2 L os Angeles 20 27 .426 5 S an Diego 20 30 .400 7 T uesdays Games Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1 Cleveland 10, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 2, San Diego 1 Toronto 5, L.A. Angels 3 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2 Miami 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 1, Arizona 0 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Todays Games Detroit at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Red Sox top Rays as Adames debutsST. PETERSBURG (AP) Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night. Willy Adames made his big league debut and hit a solo home run off Sale in his second at-bat. Smith pitches Marlins over Bautista, MetsNEW YORK (AP) Caleb Smith pitched neatly into the seventh inning against a Mets lineup that included newcomer Jose Bautista, leading the Miami Marlins over New York 5-1 on a damp Tuesday night. Derek Dietrich homered and J.T. Realmuto got three hits as Miami, the lowest-scoring team in the majors, ended a three-game skid.NHL PLAYOFFSCapitals prepare for biggest game of lifeBy FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and hes determined to make the most of the opportunity. Ive never been in this position before, he said Tuesday, looking ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The winner Wednesday night earns a berth in the Stanley Cup Final opposite the Vegas Golden Knights, who will try for hockeys biggest prize in their inaugural season. Ovechkin and the Caps are hoping to shed a label as playoff underachievers, a franchise that dazzles during the regular season only to disappoint at the most important time of the year. Im excited. Were all excited. ... We all want to be in this position and move forward, said Ovechkin, who is playing in the conference final for the first time during his prolific 13-year career. (Wednesday night) is probably biggest game in my life, this team, organization probably. ... We still havent reached our goal. Tomorrow is going to be a huge step forward. Not if the Lightning have their way. Tampa Bay is playing Game 7 in the conference final for the third time in four years. It beat the New York Rangers on the road to advance to the 2015 Cup Final, but fell short the following year against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Experience is always a good thing, but its nothing Im going to sit and lean on, said Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman, who is 7-1 in Game 7s during his career. Its about doing your job at the highest level you possibly can. Washington forced Wednesdays winner-takeall matchup with a dominating 3-0 victory in Game 6. In a series where home ice has not been a clear advantage, the Lightning are hoping it provides an edge in Game 7. Washington won Games 1 and 2 in Tampa, then dropped the next two at home. The Capitals are 7-2 on the road this postseason. When you get this deep into a series, everyone knows each other by heart. Now it really comes down to a little bit of will. You have to will yourself for this moment, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. I do like the fact there will be 19,000 people helping us, to will us to victory. I want the guys to enjoy the game. It will be a phenomenal experience. ... You just have to remember, dont let the game get bigger than it really is. Go out there, execute, leave everything out there and well see what happens. This will be Washingtons 11th Game 7 since the start of the 2008 playoffs, most among all NHL teams in that span. None of them, however, have been for a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said after Monday nights win in Washington that theres no other team he has coached that he would rather lead into a seventh game. We just keep taking whatever challenge is thrown at us and build off it. This group doesnt waver. It has a spirit about it, a strong spirit, he said. This team has done a lot of special things this year, its grown, it continues to do that, Trotz added. What an opportunity going into Tampa. ... Well see if we can earn the right to keep playing. And while that undoubtedly would be a major breakthrough for Ovechkin, Trotz reiterated the Capitals all have a lot invested. The opportunity is not only for Alex, but for everybody, he said. Everybody that gets a chance to be in a Game 7, which will allow you to go to the finals. Its exciting, its fun. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD/Tampa Bay Times The Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, top, and Tom Wilson (43) celebrate beating Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy during the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 11.


ARIES (March 21-April 19): Participate in activities that will allow you to blow off steam. Exercise, physical work and assisting others will help you remain calm, even if others dont. Protect against illness or injury. Make diet and rest priorities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Youve got the right idea, but not everyone will see things your way. Do your own thing and stick to a set budget. Common sense, intuition and hard work will help you reach your goal and come out on top. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take part in courses, conferences or challenges that will encourage you to grow stronger and to hone your skills. Dont give in to someone using emotional blackmail to persuade you to do something you dont want to do. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dont fear the unknown. Ask questions; youll discover information that will help you make changes at home or work that will improve your life. Love and romance, along with paying personal attention to the way you look, will pay off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Walk away from anyone trying to convince you to go into debt or to make changes that arent reasonable. Problems with a partner or someone who expects too much from you should be dealt with abruptly. Put your needs first. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Set the standard instead of living by someone elses rules. Know what you want, and dont be afraid to speak up. Taking control of a situation at home or at work will lead to choices. If someone isnt good for you, distance yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Secrets will be kept that could change your opinion about something youve been asked to do. Dont trust anyone who is suspicious or trying to pressure you to head in one direction or another. Do whats best for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Doors will open, but before you engage in something thats being offered, get the lowdown regarding how much it will cost and who all is involved. You may want to take your ideas and move for ward on your own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Partnerships will be troublesome. Make sure you are straightforward about what you are willing to do and what you expect in return. Someone is likely to mislead you if you are too trusting or you let your emotions override practicality. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The changes you make at home will be beneficial, and the response and help you receive from others will confirm you are doing the right thing. A makeover or updating your image will lead to compliments. Romance is highlighted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dont stop or look back. As soon as you slow down, someone will make an unexpected move that will cost you. Arguments are a waste of time, and being extravagant will not make you feel better. Exercise is recommended. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Explore your options, and take part in organized endeavors that will lead to new friendships and opportunities. A partnership looks intriguing and is likely to lead to altering the way you live. Love is in the stars. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: Im 54. My 28-year-old daughter, Sarah, lives with me. Our issue is MY sex life. I have a long-term live-in boyfriend, and we enjoy each other in many ways. We try to be quiet while were enjoying each other physically, but evidently we are not quiet enough. Sarah complains whenever we make any kind of noise that she even suspects might be sexual in nature. She has accused me of having sex when we were only talking. It might seem reasonable to have sex only when Sarah isnt home, but shes home very oen at night. Due to menopause, I have limited windows of time without pain that I even want sex. Shes living with me to try to bank enough money to buy her own house, and I support that. Am I wrong to continue to enjoy relations with my boyfriend when my daughter is home? -FRUSTRATED MOM IN COLORADO DEAR MOM: No, you are not wrong. You and your daughter are both adults. Shes a guest in YOUR home. While most children are uncomfortable when confronted with the reality that their parents have sex lives, she should not be commenting on or regulating yours. If she cant adapt to that reality, she should live elsewhere. It may take her longer to aord her own house, but you will all be more comfortable. DEAR ABBY: I have a lifelong friend who lives back in my old hometown. Weve known each other since childhood. Ivy is a lovely woman who was dealt a very dicult hand in life. She was disabled in her 30s and raised four children alone aer her husband took o. ings have always been tough for her nancially. Because Ive been in a better position, I try to help her when I can. Four years ago, her eldest child died, and Ivy adopted her two grandsons. e boys are now in their teens and, thank goodness, they are loves and adore their grandma. But Ivy gets no support from the system or her family. I want to help more, but my nances are tenuous because Im disabled, too. She lives in a state that hasnt yet recovered from the recession, so there are few government resources available. We talk every week and shes almost always depressed. What can I say or do to help her? -FOREVER FRIEND IN FLORIDA DEAR FRIEND: I am sure the emotional support you provide by giving her the chance to vent has -and will continue to be -very helpful. However, its time your friend investigated what nancial resources ARE in place for minors and disabled adults in her state because she may be pleasantly surprised. If shes unable to do that, you could go online and assist her in doing the research. Please consider it. Abigail Van Adult daughter living at home interrupts moms private life DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST Actress Barbara Barrie is 87. Actress Joan Collins is 85. Actor Charles Kimbrough (Murphy Brown) is 82. Actress Lauren Chapin (Father Knows Best) is 73. Country singer Judy Rodman is 67. Comedian Drew Carey is 60. Actress Lea DeLaria (Orange Is the New Black) is 60. Country singer Shelly West is 60. Actor Linden Ashby (Melrose Place) is 58. Actress-model Karen Duffy is 57. Actress Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead) is 53. Drummer Phil Selway of Radiohead is 51. Drummer Matt Flynn of Maroon 5 is 48. Singer Lorenzo is 46. Country singer Brian McComas is 46.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


4B WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Office Building 650-1823 sq ft, 229 SW Main Blvd & 2128 SW Main Blvd Suite 101 or 105. 386-752-5035 A Bar Sales, Inc 7 days 7AM-7PM 3/2 $ 121,900 new Appliances, Eastside Village a 55+ Community. Shown by Appt Owner/Broker 386-752-5035 A Bar Sales, Inc. Immediate opening for part time truck drivers. Must have a valid commercial driver license with good driving record. Please apply at https://www.anderson s.html#op-252770-cdl-construc tion-driver DFW / EOE Position opening for a Laboratory Technician to perform technical work involving the testing of aggregates, cements, soils, asphalt and other materials. Please apply on line a t https://www.andersoncolumbi / EOE C.N.A.'s Needed $10.50 to $11.75/hrAvalon Healthcare is seeking CNA's. All candidates must pass a drug screen and background check, as well as possess an active license. Please apply in person @ Avalon Healthcare, 1270 SW Main Blvd. Lake City, FL Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100685 $143,900 4/2 freshly painted & new carpet, private backyard, wired for sec system. Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS96726 3/2, FL rm, screened patio & covered deck great for entertaining. $149,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99913 Country home on 3.5 ac, fam rm w/FP, XLg utility/storage rm, newer A/C $99,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Now underway in Mayfair, split plan 3/2, open kitchen to living area $194,900 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancy: Maintenance Worker I Landscape & Parks Department. This is a seasonal position to run from May through October and part time, not to exceed 29 hours per week. $10.00 per hour, NO BENEFITS Position Description and Application may be obtained at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL 32055, (386)7192025, TDD (386)758-2139 or our website ( An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. Deadline for Applications: Open until filled. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancy: Building Official I 1 & 2 Family Dwelling or Building Official II $ 19.43 per hour/$40,421.22 base pay annually, plus incentive increase for additional Standard Certificates possessed as stipulated with a maximum rate of pay starting at $24.2916 per hour/$50,526.53 base pay annually. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 203, Lake City, FL 32055, or online at (386) 758-2123, TDD (386) 7582139. Deadline for applications: June 29, 2018. AA/EEO/AD/VP Employer. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100362 1997 mfg home w/open floor plan on 8ac, approx 1ac fenced, lg covered porch $87,500 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100434 $64,900 10 ac ready for your dream home, already has well, septic & power, cleared homesite. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100590 $29,900 2.3 ac w/well, septic & power. mature hardwoods alread y thinned & ready for a home Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS97936 $149,000 2 homes, conc block w/ceramic tild flooring thru-out & move in ready plus 1828 sf mfg home. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $189,500 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99893 $777,500 gorgeous setting for this 2518 sqft home w/73 ac plus 1800sf guest qtrs, 45ac lake & more! Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99767 24.8 ac w/paved rd frontage just east o f Ft White HS. Owner financing avail. $198,400 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98342 $1,100,000 21+ac tract west of Lake City on US90, 4027sf bldg & 6461sf bldg 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 car garage. $167,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100394 $99,00 0 4/2 DWMH on 5ac in White Springs within walking dist o f Stephen Foster State Park. United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Science teacher teacher Anyone interested should send a cover letter and resume t o and contac t Epiphany Catholic School a t 752-2320 for an application. FUMC PIANIST NEEDED Pianist needed for Sunday Service. Please inquire @(386) 752-4488 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Were you an INDUSTRIAL TRADESMAN (machinist/boilermaker/pipefitter etc) and recently diagnosed with LUNG CANCER? You may be entitled to a SIGNIFICANT CASH AWARD. Risk free consultation! 855-259-0557 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N Spacious 2/1 w/garage first, last and sec, no pets, smoke free. $725/mo 386-867-9231 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100460 4/3 home on Suwannee River. Floating 2-story doc k w/screened upper deck. Hallmark Real Estate Jay Nash 269-2581 MLS100490 3/2 in established neighborhood, close to everything you need in Lake City! $112,000 Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99513 $29,500 parcel at end of cul-desac minutes from town, beautiful lake at entrance. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS99619 well-known establishment in Suwannee Co w/full liquor license. Call fo r details Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS91217 Mobile Home park w/5 units on 2.5ac 3/2 DW to live in while collecting rental income. Fulltime Kitchen help needed at Hardee's all shifts at Baya Dr and SR 100. Apply in person. 386-752-0393 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS90282 Great investment, currently rented at $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100413 2/2 w/3rd started by closing in garage, carport, partially fenced w/nice trees, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100654 3/2 brick on 1+ac, new appliances, HVAC, 10x20 deck, 2 sheds, chain link fenced backyard Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Jackie Taylor 397-3479 MLS97359 $139,900 4/2 on fenced 4.78ac, wkshp w/roll-up doors, fenced & cross fenced. Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. 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. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100045 $267,900 Executive home w/Lake Jeffery access, lg kit, oversized maste r w/ French doors to sunroom Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100057 $175,000 Spacious home on 10 ac, lg porches on front & back, spli t plan, lg kit w/center island. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100151 $194,500 Fantastic home in Wise Estates, lg great rm w/sliding glass door to covered porch. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100188 $39,900 Cannon Creek Airpark lot, runway license will convey with lot. Great price for runway lot. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100593 $285,000 Custom brick in southern end of county, lg great rm, open kit, oversized master to Fla rm. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100629 $399,000 Great location, convenient to Hwy 90, I75 & I10. 5000ft warehouse, office space w/reception O'Neal Roofing now hiring. No experience required. Apply in person 212 SE Hickory Dr. 386-752-7578 3/2 brick w/carport, lg pantry, fenced backyard, $975/mo 1st+last+sec 386-288-8401 Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100286 $574,900 3/2 home & 4/2 DWMH, 45 ac, 3 stall barn, 60x80 metal shop w/3 bay doors, power & water. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100640 $155,000 2/2 loft style home on 5.3ac, wraparound porch, 2 car carport, workshop, 2 sheds Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100442 $94,900 4/2 DWMH w/covered front porch & back decks, 45x19 garage, stocked pond w/boat ramp. 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LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 5BACC TOURNAMENTFSU tops Virginia in 11 inningsCOLLEGE FOOTBALL Florida, USF agree to 3-game seriesAssociated PressGAINESVILLE South Florida and Florida have agreed to play three times during a four-year stretch, including twice in Gainesville. The Bulls and Gators will play at Florida Field in 2022 and 2025, and at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa in 2023. The teams have played once before, with Florida winning 38-14 early in the 2010 season. Florida will pay USF $500,000 to play in Gainesville in 2022 and $250,000 in 2025. The Bulls will pay the Gators $250,000 for the 2023 game. If either school ends the series early, it would have to pay the other $2.5 million for each game remaining. The two-for-one deal gives USF Florida a rare opportunity to play a regular-season game in the Tampa Bay area, which coach Dan Mullen calls an important recruiting footprint for us. He adds that players will love playing another game in an NFL stadium.Associated PressDURHAM, N.C. Reese Albert hit an RBI double off the right-field wall in the 11th inning, helping Florida State beat Virginia 3-2 in Tuesdays pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Alberts game-ending hit against Andrew Abbott scored Drew Mendoza for the sixth-seeded Seminoles (40-17), who led by a run in the first and third innings. Cal Raleigh and Steven Wells both had RBI doubles early for FSU, and Clayton Kwiatkowski (4-1) earned the win with 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. Justin Novak hit an RBI single in the third inning and Nate Eikhoff drove in a run in the fourth for the 10th-seeded Cavaliers (28-25). But Virginia managed just one hit the rest of the afternoon before Abbott (3-4) surrendered Alberts winning double. Virginia finished with six hits. FSU faces third-seeded North Carolina State on Friday in Pool C. Virginia meets the Wolfpack on Thursday.Caleb Parry and Chris Cappas drove in seventh-inning runs to help Pittsburgh beat Georgia Tech 2-1 in Tuesdays pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Parrys grounder up the middle scored Liam Sabino for the games first run, then Cappas followed with a triple to score Parry. That was enough offense for the 12th-seeded Panthers (28-25), who had qualified for the ACC tournament for the first time since joining the league in 2014. Matt Pidich (6-2) earned the win, allowing three hits and a run with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Tristin English had an RBI groundout for the eighth-seeded Yellow Jackets (31-26). Xzavion Curry (8-4) took the loss despite allowing just three hits and two runs with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Both teams managed just four hits. Pitt faces top-seeded North Carolina on Wednesday in Pool A, while Georgia Tech meets the Tar Heels on Friday.COURTESY OF FSU AHTLETICS VIA THEACC.COM Florida States Reese Albert (23) celebrates with teammates following his walk-off RBI double against Virginia in the ACC Tournament on Tuesday in Durham, N.C. ened in the playoffs to make sure I wasnt the reason we couldnt win the game. The Jaguars rewarded Bortles with a three-year contract that included $26.5 million guaranteed, making him the teams starter for at least the next two seasons. The contract stuff doesnt really change anything about how I think or how I approach every day, he said. The biggest difference, he said, is having continuity. The Jaguars returned their entire coaching staff, giving Bortles and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett a solid foundation to start from during OTAs. We talked about it this morning: Kind of taking it to the next level, said Bortles, who didnt have the freedom to audible early last season. He kind of gave me the green light to go ahead ... as far as what youre doing versus all the different looks and not just running the play called, (but) getting yourself in the best play possible. Bortles will have a much different supporting cast to work with in 2018. Donte Moncrief and rookie DJ Chark replaced receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins stepped in for longtime starter Marcedes Lewis. Moncrief and Chark are expected to bring more speed to Jacksonvilles offense, which coaches are counting on to help loosen up defenses and create more room for bruising running back Leonard Fournette. The addition of All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell should help, too. Bortles will use the next few months to build a rapport with those newcomers. If it includes any dinners, Bortles probably will be sure to lock his truck. Bortles had his wallet stolen and pickup truck nearly hijacked earlier this month from teammate Brandon Linders driveway during an offensive line dinner. An 18-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested and charged with auto theft, auto burglary and trespassing. Bortles left his keys inside his unlocked truck, but other vehicles parked around it prevented the man from driving away. He checked my truck out a little bit and left it nice and clean for me, joked Bortles, who has since teamed up with local police to help prevent automobile burglaries. It was all right. ... Glad to be back playing football, running around. It feels good to kind of be back to some familiarity. but NFL prospects, like Woods, could be cashing in. No bowl game? No problem. If Woods continues to play at a high level, regardless of wins or losses, next year hell be the latest Columbia standout to reach the NFL. This is a deciding year for Woods, a seasoned three-year starter at Ole Miss, but the hard-hitting safety has never shied away from the pressure. His time is now. WOODS Continued From 1B BORTLES Continued From 1BSEC TOURNAMENTAuburn beats Kentucky in 11 innings in openerAssociated PressHOOVER, Ala. Edouard Julien singled home the winning run in the 11th inning Tuesday as No. 7 seed Auburn beat Kentucky 4-3 to eliminate the 10th-seeded Wildcats from the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Auburn (38-19) advances to the double-elimination portion of the tournament and faces No. 2 seed Mississippi (42-14) on Wednesday. Juliens one-out single to center field off Zack Thompson (2-1) scored pinch runner Cade Evans from second base. Brett Wright singled and Brendan Venter walked to start the winning rally. Kentucky (34-22) wasted a brilliant performance from Sean Hjelle, who struck out nine and allowed just four hits in 7 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Kole Cottam hit a solo homer for Kentucky and had a game-tying RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning. Auburns Will Holland had a solo shot and scored twice. Freshman Cody Greenhill (4-2) allowed Cottams game-tying double but pitched three innings of scoreless relief. Kaylor Chafin and Nolan Hoffman combined to scatter eight hits Tuesday as 11th-seeded Texas A&M eliminated No. 6 seed Vanderbilt 3-1 on the first day of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Texas A&M withstood an hour-long rain delay to advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Aggies (3719) face No. 3 seed Georgia (37-17) on Wednesday. Chafin (5-0) struck out five and allowed six hits, one run and one walk in six innings. Hoffman yielded two hits in three innings of shutout relief for his 13th save. Vanderbilt (31-25) led 1-0 before Texas A&M scored twice in the fifth inning. Cole Bedford singled home Allonte Wingate to tie the game and later scored an unearned run. Michael Helmans two-out bunt single brought home George Janca for an insurance run in the seventh. Vanderbilts Tyler Brown (1-4) allowed five hits and two runs one earned in five innings. Florida defensive end CeCe Jefferson showed Jones around and gave him a feel for what the Gators are all about under new head coach Dan Mullen. He just told me how it is and where they stay at and how they treat football players. It was a nice, Jones said. Its definitely a school that Im looking into because its so close and they play big-time football in the SEC so its definitely a good look for me. Jones offer list has now reached 32 but still doesnt include Florida State or Miami. Florida States lack of interest is even more puzzling than Floridas was last month since Columbia head coach Brian Allen is an alum and told the coaching staff about the prospect months ago. It wasnt until three weeks ago that Florida State offensive line coach Greg Frey showed up in Allens office to inquire about any recruits that the Seminoles even found out about Jones. When Allen put on the tape, Frey was immediately impressed. In my opinion its poor recruiting by Florida, its poor recruiting by Florida State and Florida State doesnt have an excuse with me being an alumni, Allen said. Anytime we have a kid in our program that I feel like I can play at that Power 5 level, theyre going to get a call from me and they have and it didnt just come in the last two, three, four or five weeks about this kid. Ive known how good T.J is going to be going back to last year at UCF (camp). He was told he was different and had the ability to play on Sundays. For me that conversation was then made to my alma mater to tell them we have a kid thats definitely Florida State level sitting right here in your own backyard, per se. And they didnt respond, didnt show the interest that I expected from them, especially with me calling. Florida State has shown a bit more interest as of late with receivers coach David Kelly reaching out to Jones over the weekend and Jones says he plans to make a trip to Tallahassee soon. Kelly reiterated to Jones what Frey told Allen: why arent you on our recruiting board? But the way Allen looks at? Youve known about him for weeks. Youre either interested or youre not. (Fr ey) called me last weekend and told me Im still pushing your kid coach and for me its like a nonchalant attitude at that point, Allen said. If you have to push my kid to your coaches, whether it be the head or the receivers coach, and you have to fight for this kid when hes not a tweener this kids a no-brainer then at that point why are we talking? If you have to push him through then hes definitely not wanted enough. I want him to go somewhere thats crazy about him and hes feeling the love from them. While Allen wishes Florida State was more up front with his receiver, Miami has been. The Hurricanes only plan on signing two receivers in their 2019 class, with one currently committed (Fletchers Jeremiah Payton). Miami was originally interested in five-star wideout Frank Ladson from South Dade but Ladson verbally committed to Clemson on April 14. Thats opened the door back up for Jones to possibly receiver an offer from the Hurricanes, who are looking at Jones as well as a couple of other recruits to fill its second slot. Miami receivers coach Ron Dugans was at Columbias spring game on Friday, in addition to checking him out at practice on another occasion. Theyve done their due diligence, Allen said of Miami. They were at the game Friday, theyve sent Coach Dugans to a practice, another coach has been in to watch his film and all of those things. They were honest and open to say were only going to sign two this yearwere going to pick the one that we feel is going to fill this class this year. They were open and honest with that conversation and you have to have respect Mark Richt from that perspective. Jones still plans to take plenty of time to make up his mind during his recruitment. He still has only take one official visit (Texas A&M on Apr. 13) and is still allowed four more before national signing day. Whether its officially or unofficially, Jones plans to check out Tennessee, Louisville and Nebraska all of which he has offers from in the near future. As for whether any school has an edge, Jones wont say. But hes made one thing clear he wants to play right away at the next level. In my mind I know where I really want to go but I havent really decided yet, Jones said. I want to play early. I want the best opportunity to play early. I dont want to redshirt. I want to play early so the best opportunity for that.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia receiver T..J Jones tries to escape a tackle against Bartram Trail last Friday. JONES Continued From 1B


6B W EDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER a three-time Daytona 500 winner and five-time winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon also won at every active Cup Series track except for Kentucky, made 805 career starts and briefly came out of retirement to help Hendrick Motorsports when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sidelined with a concussion. Gordon is only three years removed from full-time competition and just 46. On one hand Im excited, Gordon said of Wednesdays vote. On the other hand, Im like too young to go into the Hall of Fame. Gordon said he will wait for the results of Wednesdays voting like every other nominee. But hes been part of past ceremonies, most recently when he helped induct his former crew chief Ray Evernham, and admitted hes looking forward to the day his name is called. Ive gone to the Hall of Fame for the inductions many times and seen some great speeches and legends in our sport, so whenever that day comes (for me) its a huge honor, said Gordon. Im thankful that timing has definitely been on my side and 10 or 15 years ago the Hall of Fame was not what it is today. That ceremony now, what it means to be in the Hall of Fame is on a whole other level than what its ever been. Just five of 20 nominees will be selected by the panel of 57 voters and one fan vote. The 2019 class is one of the toughest yet to predict: Two drivers, Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki, could potentially split voters. Kulwicki was NASCARs 1992 champion and is on the ballot for the fourth year. He was rookie of the year in 1985, won five races in seven full seasons but was killed in an aviation accident five races into his championship reign at the age of 38. In his championship season, Kulwicki overcame a 278point deficit with six races remaining to win the title. Last year, Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. beat out Kulwicki in a tie-breaking vote. Allison is on the ballot for the second year. He won 19 times in 191 races, was the 1992 Daytona 500 winner and the 1987 rookie of the year. The son of Hall of Famer Bobby Allison, Davey was part of the famed Alabama Gang and part of the only father-son combo to finish 1-2 at the Daytona 500 when he followed Bobby across the finish line in 1988. He was killed in a helicopter accident in 1993. He was 32. Another debate could center on three current team owners, Joe Gibbs, Jack Roush and Roger Penske. Roush is on the ballot for a third time, while Gibbs and Penske are up for consideration for just the second year. Two of their peers, Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, were inducted in 2017 and former Roush driver Mark Martin, also inducted in 2017, has made a case for his former boss. Jack Roush was never about going out and finding the biggest name on the market. Instead, he employed a mindset of seeking out individuals with the desire to succeed, developing that talent, and providing people with all the tools necessary to succeed at the highest of levels, Martin said. In my opinion, thousands of individuals owe their career to Jack Roush and there is little doubt that almost everyone in the NASCAR community has reaped the benefits in one way or another from Jacks drive and determination. Roush drivers have won 137 Cup races and championships in all three NASCAR national series. Gibbs 148 Cup victories rank third all-time among owners, and he has won nine national championships, four at the Cup level. Penske has five NASCAR championships, only one in Cup, and 107 Cup victories. He also built Auto Club Speedway in California and once owned Michigan International Speedway.Photos by LOUIE MASON/Special to the ReporterShane Taylor was the E-Mod Winner and official winner from the 5-5 race. ALL-TECH RACEWAY WINNERSKevin Durden was the Pure Stock winner. Nevin Gainey was the Late Model Winner Jason Garver was the Street Stock winner. Tom Smith was the C-Class Late Model winner. GORDON Continued From 1B SEND US YOUR SPORTS PHOTOSIf your local sports team has photos of a recent tournament or event or you have photos of a recent hunting or shing trip, please let us know. Send details and/or photos via email to jkroeger@lakecityre or to see you kids in our sports section. For more information, call 754-0421 or 754-0420. GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSICDOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PMIN THE MUSIC HALL GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM IN THE MUSIC HALL IN THE MUSIC HALL