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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 ReporterTUESDAY, M AY 2 9, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPE R S INCE 1 874 | $1.00 LAKE CIT YRE PORTE R.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 302 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B High Fives! A t P inemount Elementary, 5A. 110 mph motorcycle chase ends in foot-pursuit, arrest, Story below + PLUS >> wSeason opens at IchetuckneeTUBING TIMESee P age 6A 85 70Chance of storms, 2A ALBERTO, PACKING A PUNCH, ROLLS ON No damage locally as storm steamed toward Panhandle.From staff and wire reportsSubtropical Storm Albertos gusty rain and brisk winds roiled the seas off the U.S. Gulf Coast on Monday, keeping white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Columbia County saw sporadic rain but no outbreaks of serious weather by press time Monday. Columbia County Emergency Management Director Shayne Morgan predicted on-again, offagain showers for last night, but said the worst appeared to be behind area residents. No damage was reported locally. This morning called for a chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The forecast was for clouds, with a high near 86, breezy, with a south wind 9 to 15 mph ALBERTO continued on 3A Battery victim was pregnant, SCSO saysBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThe scene of an early morning social gathering in Live Oak turned violent when a verbal altercation between two women, one of whom was pregnant, escalated to a fight and ended with an arrest, an SCSO report said. Wanda B. Raulerson, 39, of Live Oak was arrested just after 3 a.m. Friday and charged with aggravated battery against a pregnant woman, according to a Suwannee County Sheriffs Office probable cause MorlaPhotos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter THE FALLEN ... AS WELL AS THE LIVING DELINQUENT TAX ROLLS INSIDE THIS EDITION WEATHERBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comMemorial Day honors those who gave their lives in service to their country, but Fort White decided to go one better. Crosses bearing the names of prisoners of war, veterans, active military members as well as those who died lined U.S. Highway 27 through downtown up to Mondays holiday. Around 1 p.m. Saturday, vehicles slowed to a crawl while drivers and passengers peered at the display of dozens of white crosses and flags. Fort White Town Council Member James Richardson CROSSES continued on 2A Little Fort White pays homage to its heroes.HONORINGBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA rush hour motorcycle theft led Suwannee County Sheriffs deputies on a 110 mile-per-hour hot pursuit that ended on foot with deputies chasing down and arresting a Live Oak man, an SCSO report said. Richard Alan Morla, 36, was arrested around 5:45 p.m. on 153rd Road in Live Oak Thursday by Suwannee County Sheriffs Office, the report said. The chase began just before 5:30 p.m. when a deputy received a call from dispatch notifying him of Morlas location. The call reportedly came after the owner of the stolen motorcycle spotted Morla driving it near County Road 249 and 119th Road. The motorcycles owner stated it was stolen from his carport and had a value of $1,000, the report stated. According to the probable cause affidavit, the deputy followed him for two miles, then turned on his lights and siren to pull him over. Morla took off, SCSO said. CHASE continued on 2A110 mph motorcycle chase ends in foot-pursuit, arrest SCSO: Chase began when owner spotted stolen bike. Do zens of crosses lining U.S. Highway 27 through Fort White were part of a Memorial Day project to raise funds for the local quarter back club. Purchasers of the crosses could choose the name of a veteran, or a message they wanted painted on it. S ome of the v eterans died in combat, others survived and others are still serving. BATTERY continued on 2A Raulerson COURTESY NO AASt orms likely path. A3


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 WednesdayThursday 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 2A T UESDAY, M AY 29, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY R E PORTER 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 Scripture of the DayWill a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? A mos 3:4 (K JV) Be thankful were not getting all the government were paying for. Will Rogers, 1879-1935, U.S humoristThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Sunday p.m.) 5-5-2 Pick 4: (Sunday p.m.) 8-2-9-3 Fantasy 5: (Sunday) 8-10-17-21-34 QUICK HITS Submissions T he 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 A ssocia te E ditor St eve Wilson at See an error? T he 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. T hanks for reading. The pursuit lasted approximately ten miles with the defendant traveling at approximately 110 miles per hour, the arresting deputys statement said. During the pursuit the defendant ran three stop signs leading to major intersections. After the vehicular chase ended Morla took off again, this time on foot, the report said. Two deputies ran him down to handcuff him, which the report stated he resisted. Morla faces charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, grand theft, resisting arrest and entering an unoccupied structure unarmed. He was also driving with a suspended license, the report said. CHASEContinued From 1A said it was the first year for the installment in town. He said Fort White High School Quarterback Club developed the display. A past president of the club and a current member, Shayne Morgan, said the names on the crosses came from local families who chose who they wanted to commemorate. He said it was a fundraiser for the club and those who purchased a cross requested the message it bore. Some of the crosses had phrases like, pray for America and no names. You can purchase a cross for your veteran or do it as a memorial if theyve passed a way, said Morgan, explaining the initiative. He said the club sold out of its initial stock of wood for the project due to high demand. report. Raulerson was arrested without incident at a residence on the 9000 block of 87th Place in Live Oak and taken to Suwannee County Jail, the report said. Following the verbal altercation, the defendant struck the victim three times. The victim walked away from the defendant to another residence, the deputys statement said. The report said the other woman told Raulerson that she was pregnant before the incident. After the pregnant woman attempted to leave, Raulerson reportedly pursued her and continued the verbal altercation. The victim attempted to walk away again and the defendant grabbed the victim twice attempting to pull her down off the porch, the statement said. The incident reportedly occurred sometime after 1:30 a.m. BATTERYContinued From 1A Help available against Southern Pine BeetleFrom staff reportsTo help combat the invasive Southern Pine Beetle, which is currently pres ent in 52 infestation sites throughout six Florida counties including Columbia the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2018 Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners through June 29. The program is limited to 44 northern Florida counties, the known range of the southern pine beetle. The Southern Pine Beetle is one of the most economically devastating forest pests of the Southeast, with periodic outbreaks leading to deaths of millions of pine trees. In 2017, 260 SPB infestations were reported in Florida, killing trees on 1,768 acres. This pales in comparison to the last major outbreaks between 1999 and 2002, which caused an estimated $59 million in timber losses. Since it was first offered in 2005, the program has been implemented on more than 183,000 acres and helped thousands of landowners. The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program, supported through a grant by the United States Forest Service, provides incentive payments for landowners who conduct a first pulpwood thinning and offers partial cost reimbursement for activities, such as prescribed burning, mechanical underbrush treatments, and the planting of longleaf or slash pine rather than the loblolly pine, the beetles preferred species. Qualified landowners can apply for up to two different practices per year, and funding requests may not exceed $10,000. All qualifying applications received during the submission period will be evaluated and ranked for approval. To obtain an application or to learn more about the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program, visit SouthernPineBeetle/ Prevention. Photos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter Crosses line the street in downtown Fort White over the holiday weekend. The cr osses were part of a Memorial Day project to raise funds for the local quarter back club and purchasers of the cross could choose the name of a veteran they wanted painted on it. CROSSESContinued From 1A


Roland K. AlburyRoland K. Albury, 83 of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home. He was born in Nassau, Bahamas to the late Kirkwood and Anna Key Albury. Mr. Albury had made his home in Lake City since 1974 having moved and transferred here, working for Owens Illinois, from Andros Island, Bahamas. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of Epiphany Catholic Church. Mr Albury served for over 20 years with the Merchant Marine and retired as a Captain. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lourdes Albury, Lake City; one son, Roland Albury Jr. (Sharmiara), Lake City; one daughter, Ana Zamudio (Carlos), Oviedo, FL; three grandchildren, Ana Christina Zamudio, Ft. Lauderdale, Gabriela Zamudio, Barcelona, Spain and Adriana Zamudio, Oviedo, FL; two nephews, Jorge Macia (Monica), Atlanta, GA and Tony Macia (Susan), Little Rock, AR; and his niece, Dulce Macia, Oviedo, FL A funeral mass will be conducted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM at Epiphany Catholic Church with Father Rob Trujillo officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A rosary will be held just prior to the mass at Epiphany starting at 11:00 AM at Epiphany Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Epiphany Catholic School at 1905 Epiphany Ct., Lake City, FL 32025. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL. 386752-1954 Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. gatewayforestlawn.comJames Paul Croft, Sr.Mr. James Paul Croft, Sr., age 84, of Macclenny, Florida died Sunday, May 27, in the W. Frank Wells Nursing Home, Macclenny, Florida following a long illness. Mr. Croft was born in Oneco, Florida and resided in Jacksonville, Florida for many years before moving to Macclenny, Florida in 1972. He worked as a fireman with the City of Jacksonville, Florida and retired as a district chief after 20 years of service. He also was in insurance sales with Independent Life Insurance Company, was employed with the Baker County Sheriffs office and later became a correctional officer with the New River Correctional Department in Lake Butler, Florida for over ten years before his retirement. He was a member of the New Life Church of Macclenny, Florida and enjoyed camping, fishing and watching football. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cauley and Annie Brady Croft, his sister, Betty Croft and his brother, Myers Croft. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Margaret M. Croft of Macclenny, Florida: His daughter, Lisa (Rick) DeBoe of Glen St. Mary, Florida: Two sons, James P. (Cheryl) Croft, Jr. and Jonathan E. (Lisa) Croft both of Jacksonville, Florida: One sister, Lila Croft Lyons of Macclenny, Florida: Two brothers, Leslie Croft of Jasper, Florida and George (Clara) Croft of Maxville, Florida: Seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. A funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Croft will be held at 11 A.M, Friday, June 1, at the New Life Church, Macclenny, Florida with Rev. Jack Pope, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 10 to 11 A.M. Friday (One hour before ser vices) at his church. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, U.S. 90 East, Macclenny, Florida is in charge of services. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. TUESDAY, M AY 29, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 3A OBITUARIES G&K NurseryONE OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS BEST! 4-PACK Annuals ONLY $2 Each 1 GAL. Daylilies3 GAL. Assorted Roses THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. RESULTS NOT TYPICAL. With the Viagra Patent About to Expire, a New Sex Pill Takes the SpotlightA patented pill costing less than $1 a dose stands to help millions of men with failing sex lives; no prescription will be requiredBy Ray Wilson Associated Health Press AHP A new sex pill is set to take the spotlight with the Viagra patent about to expire. But un like the former, it wont require a prescription and is priced just under a $1 a dose. The new pill called Ve sele is part of a new class of performance enhancers for men, which work in stantaneously on the body and mind triggering arous al and rmer, harder erec tions. Formulated with a special compound known as an accelerator, Vesele can transport its active in gredients faster and more efciently into the blood stream, where it begins to work its magic. The patented ingredient blend initiates a process known as vasodilation, which causes arteries and vessels throughout the body to expand. This al lows blood to ow directly to penis and genitals, re sulting in harder erections which last longer. Cial is and Viagra are based around a simlilar concept. But what makes Vesele so remarkable, and what these other sex pills cant do, is that also directs a small portion of this blood ow to the brain, which creates feelings of intense arousal. In laymens terms, users become incredibly excited and turned on. This is why the makers of Vesele say their pill has worked so effectively in clinical trials. It stimulates the two most important organs for great sex, the penis and the brain.The Brain Erection ConnectionUntil now, medical researchers did not fully understand the brain-erection connection. It has now been made clear with Vesele. When both are supplied with a constant blood ow, men are hard er and rmer for longer... and have unbelievable sex drives. Most of the research and treatment methods for mens sexual failures have focused on physiological factors and have neglect ed the emotional ones. For the leading sex drugs to work, like Cialis and Viagra, you need visual stimulation explains Dr. Henry Esber, the creator of Vesele. And although they work for some men, the majority experience ab solutely no fulllment during sex. According to research published by the National Institute of Health, 50% of men taking these drugs stop responding or cant tolerate their side effects... and on top of that they spend $50 per pill and it doesnt even work half the time. This is what makes Vesele so different and effective. It oods the blood stream with key ingredients which cause arteries all over the body to expand. The patented accelerator speeds up this process even more. The result is a rush of blood ow to the penis and brain, helping to cre ate an impressive erec tion and a surging desire for sex. Often, this is all men need to get going. And when taken regularly, many men say they are energized and aroused all day.Great Sex At Any AgeWith the conclusion of their latest human clin ical use survey trial, Dr. Esber and his team are now offering Vesele in the US. And regardless of the market, its sales are exploding. Men across the country are eager to get their hands on the new pill and according to the research, they should be. In the trial above, as compared to baseline, men taking Vesele saw a staggering 85% improve ment in erection hardness over a four-month period. Their erections also lasted twice as long. These same men also experienced an astound ing 82% increase in the desire for sex (libido/sex drive) and an even greater improvement in overall satisfaction and ability to satisfy their partners. Many men taking Vesele described feeling horny and aroused through the day. The anticipation be fore sex was amazing. They were also easily turned on. Their moods were more upbeat and positive, too.Faster Absorption into the Blood StreamVesele is made up of three specialized ingredi ents: two clinical strength vasodilators and a patent ed absorption enhancer often called an accelerator. According to an enormous amount of clinical data, each is very safe. Research shows that with age, many men lose their desire and interest in sex. They also struggle to produce an erection rm enough for penetration. And although there are many theories as to why this happens (including a loss in testosterone) one thing is certain, inadequate blood ow is virtually al ways to blame. Thats why sex drug manufacturers focus on blood ow, it makes your erection hard. But whats more sur prising, and what these manufacturers have failed to consider, is that lack of blood ow can also kill your sex drive. Thats be cause blood supplies ener gy for the brain. This energy is required for creating brainwaves that cause ex citability and arousal. Studies show the Ve sele stimulates the entire cardiovascular system, including the arteries that lead to both the brain and penis. The extreme con centration of the ingredi ents combined with the accelerator ensures that this process starts quickly. The sexual benets of Vesele are also multiplied as its ingredients build up in the system over time. This is why many men take it every single day. Recent Studies Show Positive Effects on WomenIn the same study refer enced throughout, Vesele was also shown to have an amazing (and somewhat surprising) effect on wom en too. Thats because the same arteries and vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain and gen itals are the same in men and women. In our most recent study, women taking Ve sele saw a stunning 52% improvement in arousal and sex drive. Perhaps more impressive, they also experienced a 57% improvement in lubrication. You can imagine why some couples are taking Vesele together. Everything feels better. Everything works better. Everyone performs better. Its truly amazing. A New Frontier of Non-Prescription Sex PillsWith daily use, Vesele is helping men (and women) restore failing sex lives and overcome sexual lets downs without side effect or expense. Through a patented absorption enhancer, the Vesele formula hits the bloodstream quickly, re sulting in phenomenal improvements in erection rmness and hardness. By boosting blood ow to the brain, users also experience sexual urges and arousal they often havent felt in years. Where to Find Vesele This is the ofcial release of Vesele in Florida. As such, the company is offering a special discounted supply to anyone who calls within the next 48 hours. A special hotline num ber and discounted pric ing has been created for all Florida residents. Dis counts will be available starting today at 6:00AM and will automatically be applied to all callers. Your Toll-Free Hotline number is 1-800-581-0215 and will only be open for the next 48 hours. Only a limited discounted supply of Vesele is currently avail able in your region. Expiring Patent Opens the Door to a New Sex Pill: Vesele is a new pill that cost just $1 a dose does not require a prescription. It works on both body and mind to increase arousal and erection hardness. and a 60 percent chance of precipitation. New rainfall amounts of between a tenth and quarter of an inch were expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. For tonight, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m then a slight chance of showers between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71 with a south wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent, NWS said. Elsewhere, forecasters warned of life-threatening surf conditions as Alberto approached the Florida Panhandle, where it was expected to make landfall later Monday. A few brief tornadoes were possible in much of Florida and parts of Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. But forecasters said flash flooding from heavy rain was the biggest risk in many areas. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 2 p.m. EDT Monday that Alberto was centered about 30 miles south-southwest of Panama City. The storm was expected to make landfall later Monday. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving north at 8 mph. However, once Alberto is inland and deprived of the warm waters that fuel tropical weather systems, the storm was expected to steadily weaken. A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center. Subtropical storms can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes. Rough conditions were roiling the seas off the eastern and northern Gulf Coast region, and officials warned swimmers to stay out of the water through Tuesday due to life-threatening swells and rip currents. Between four and eight inches of rain could pummel Florida Panhandle, eastern and central Alabama, and western Georgia. Isolated deluges of 12 inches were possible. The Florida Keys were likely to get several inches of rain. Two to six inches were possible from Tennessee east through the Carolinas. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and dangerous conditions. Gusty showers began lashing parts of Florida on Sunday, and authorities warned of the possibility of flash flooding. The hurricane center said a tropical storm warning was in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Alabama-Florida line. About 2,600 customers were without power in northwestern Florida on Monday morning, according to Floridas Division of Emergency Management. Mark Bowen, the Bay County Emergency management director, said Albertos biggest threat would be its heavy rains, with forecasts of anywhere from four to 12 inches (10 to 30 centimeters) of rain in some areas. Storm surge flooding was less of a concern because Albertos arrival would not coincide with high tide, he said. Some tourists said the rainy weather would not dampen their vacations. Janet Rhumes said her group of friends from Kansas had been planning their Memorial Day weekend on Navarre Beach since October, and no tropical storm could deter them. Weve never seen one before and were here celebrating a friends 20th birthday, Rhumes told the Northwest Florida Daily News. So how often can you say you rode a storm out? Rhumes said her group prepared for the storm by stocking up on groceries. Were going to play cards and if theres a break, well head down to the beach, she said. Well hang out and see how it goes. In Miami, organizers called off the sea portion of the Miami Beach Air & Sea Show on Sunday because of heavy rain and rough waters. And in the Tampa Bay area on the central Gulf Coast, cities offered sandbags for homeowners worried about floods. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a hurricane season forecast Thursday that calls for 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. One to four hurricanes could be major with sustained winds of at least 111 mph. If that forecast holds, it would make for a near-normal or above-normal season. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. ALBERTOContinued From 1A MorganColumbia County Emergency Management Director Shayne Morgan said the worst appeared to be behind area residents.


President Donald Trump recently referred to MS-13 members as animals, but animals do not beat people to death with baseball bats. They do not cut off their heads with machetes. They do not rip out hearts. They do not torture a 15-year-old girl by slicing off her tattoo before stabbing her to death. So maybe Trump was wrong to refer to these people as animals. Lets just call them inhuman humans. The president has also tweeted that this nationwide immigrant gang with ties to El Salvador is a major issue. Along with sexual trafficking and other malign hobbies, it has in fact murdered at least 207 people since 2012, probably many more. Some act as if thats no big deal, maybe because they come from a better off, better protected socio-economic group than the victims who are mostly poor, often struggling immigrants in Central American neighborhoods. Still, it is said, that number is not so big relative to all the other killings going on in the country. Does that mean school shootings are also insignificant? The number murdered on school property since 2012 is reported to be less, 138, and, right now, we have this horror in Texas that we know is significant. We know it says something dreadful about whats going on in America. We know each and every one of those lost lives is a treasure never to be seen again. We also know each death is a powerful pain that will be felt for decades in the hearts of family and friends. More gun laws are thought to be a crucial answer for the school shootings, but even if that is dubiously the case, such new laws certainly wont do much good in taming the 10,000 members of MS-13. They are not without some guns but seem to derive particular pleasure from hacking people to death with machetes. Dealing with MS-13 is a complicated matter made more complicated by sanctuary cities. As the Center for Immigration Studies reports, we have government statistics showing that, during a ninemonth period last year, local cops released 142 gang members that federal agents wanted to deport, some of them from MS-13. Abetting crime is not what our public servants ought to do. On top of that, there are also confused laws letting potentially dangerous asylum seekers hang around even when they came in the country illegally. Careful, humane reform is needed, and, while a big step in the right direction, it is not enough that federal agents under the Trump administration have rounded up a thousand or more suspected MS-13 ruffians. Those who are citizens can face criminal charges, but moving on deportation can be a years-long trudge through an unbelievably undermanned judicial setup often enabling disappearance. Trump has been out lately meeting with community leaders and brought up this subject to get a better idea of where to go, but its not easy when you read how these gangsters intimidate possible informants, too easily recruit boys just 13 or 14 years old and keep smuggling in more illegal immigrants. Because some immigrants think Trump is merely trying to blacken the names of all of them with his talk of animals, their aspirations fall short of cooperation. Given the threats, it isnt easy, but they do need to do their communal best on the side of justice for their own sake and for others. Something that has worked terrifically, its reported, is when local and federal law enforcement agents form tight teams. Better means of keeping illegal immigrants at bay would do some good, as would switching our legal immigration system from one based on nepotism to one based on merit. Ultimately, we will defeat this enemy within this tattoo-ladened gang that was formed in the 1980s in Los Angeles, has gone international and communicates with its own secret code of hand signals. Lets make it fall, all hands shuddering. 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: Tuesday, May 29, 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 OPINIONNothing normal about hurricane forecast this yearThe official government forecast calls for an average to slightly above-average hurricane season, set to start Friday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 10 to 16 named storms, including five to nine hurricanes. Problem is, the weather leading into the start of hurricane season has been anything but normal for us. Were soaked. Normally, May is a fairly dry month. Not this year. The rain welcome still, at this point has been steady, slow and relentless, without inflicting notable property damage. Thats been good for all concerned, if an inconvenience to some. Its now that things can get serious. With the ground already saturated, be ready for anything come a few more serious soakers this storm season. Emergency Management Director Shayne Morgan is on the job and will keep us abreast of future developments. Heads up for what may come our way. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginias House of Burgesses. In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union. In 1912, the ballet LApres-midi dun Faune (The Afternoon of a Faun), with music by Claude Debussy, premiered in Paris with Vaslav Nijinsky dancing the title role. In 1917, the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was born in Brookline, Mass. In 1932, World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they werent scheduled to receive until 1945. In 1942, the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney as George M. Cohan, premiered at a war-bonds benefit in New York. Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlins White Christmas in Los Angeles for Decca Records. Actor John Barrymore died in Hollywood at age 60. In 1943, Norman Rockwells portrait of Rosie the Riveter appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit. The very real threat of MS-13 The quest to kill a superbugScientists and political leaders have warned for years of the looming health peril posed by so-called superbugs bacteria that have gained resistance to current antibiotics. Researchers across the globe are locked in an international arms race to find new, more potent antibiotics. This is a battle to the death with tens of millions of lives possibly at stake: If superbugs prevail, common infections now widely treated with antibiotics (think strep) may become lethal for many people. So we perked up at the news of a new class of antibiotics that can wipe out many infections in the lab and in animal tests, including some bugs resistant to many traditional antibiotics. Researchers at New Yorks Rockefeller University report the discovery of these antibiotics, called malacidins, in the journal Nature Microbiology. Where did they find them? In dirt. Researchers extract DNA from the soil samples and then grow it in the lab and test its ability to KO bacteria. This is an exciting development for the human side of this arms race. But its not a super-weapon to defeat superbugs once and for all. One reason: There are too many bugs, and theyre too wily to be defeated by a single antibiotic. Some of the fiercest bacteria have not one skin (membrane) but two. Drugs that work their way through the first may not be able to pierce the second. And then, if an antibiotic manages to defeat both shields, it may be ejected by whats known as an efflux pump in the cell. Think nightclub bouncer. Another reason: These malacidins face years of testing before they may be ready for human use. Its a long road from exciting things happening in the lab to getting through a clinical process to the patients bedside, Kathy Talkington, director of the Pew Charitable Trusts antibiotic resistance project, tells us. The odds are stacked against new antibiotic products: Historically, only 1 in 5 infectious disease drugs that enters clinical testing will ultimately be proven safe and effective enough to reach the market, according to Pew. For the past few years, Pew has been tracking the pipeline of antibiotics in clinical development that carry the potential to treat or prevent serious resistant bacterial infections. Prognosis: Too few new antibiotics are in development to treat the most dangerous infections. Of those in development, only 12 have the potential to address the most critical pathogens. Thats why a joint federal-private partnership called CARB-X Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Accelerator aims to kickstart early-stage drug development. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is awarding a new cache of seed money to develop new antibiotics. New drugs alone wont eradicate superbugs, however. Doctors, too, play a major role. Many have become reluctant to prescribe antibiotics for patients who demand them even if theyre unlikely to work. An estimated 1 of every 3 antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings is unnecessary, but there is evidence that suggests many doctors are throttling back. Livestock producers help stoke this crisis by adding the drugs to animal feed to promote growth. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now eliminated the use of medically important antibiotics for animal growth promotion. Smart move. Unfortunately, victory is not at hand. Ever more powerful antibiotics will face ever more wily bacteria. The arms race never ends in the quest to humble one of the fiercest enemies humankind ever has faced. Chicago Tribune Jay Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.


T UESDAY, M AY 29, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 5A T o submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email St eve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating 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.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking vol unteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386-292-8000, ext. 21216.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.WednesdayClub registrationGirls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp will be holding their General Public registration beginning May 16 at 8:00 am at the Girls Club Facility. We will take registration until our summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first come first served basis. The cost for the 9 week summer camp is $275.00. Boys and Girls must be 6 years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386-719-5840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program.Volunteers 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 386-7551770.Free soil testing Free 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 752-5384. 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.FridayDinner 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 386-755-0235 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 market The 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.MondayAmateur Radio SocietyThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio tech nologies, 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 386-752-0987.SaturdaySongFarmers meetThe June Gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, June 2, 7:00-9:00 PM, at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025. Acoustic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. All ages and skill levels welcome. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-344-2906 or visit the Suwannee Valley SongFarmers Facebook page at 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. Three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386752-7776.COURTESY PHOTOSMore High FivesPinemount Elementary delivered High Five yard signs this afternoon to our third graders who scored a level fiv e on their FSA Reading assessment. T hese signs were provided to us by the CCSD. We are proud of all of our students but wanted to recognize those students who attained the highest score possible. High Five signs were delivered to Kara Cobb, Victoria Diaz, Emerson Harbourt, Wyatt OGrady, Wyatt OGrady and Laila Striebel. T he photos abo ve show Pinemount Principal Donna Darby, Emerson Harbourt and Cassidy Populin (with her mom and her teacher, Ashley Shaw) receiving their signs. We are very proud of how well our students per formed on the state reading assessment, Darby said. Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 04/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. 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T UESDAY, M AY 29, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 6A OPENING DAY COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterABOVE: Gary Ambr ose, Lucky and Brennan Conley hang loose on the Ichetucknee River at the opening of tubing season on Memorial Day weekend. There were dozens of tubers in the river and families walking the trails and cooking lunch in the campgrounds at Ichetucknee Springs Sta te Park Saturday. RIGHT: T he par king lot fills up Saturday morning, despite the forecast of rain due to subtropical storm Alber to looming in the Gulf of Mexico.ICHETUCKNEE SPRINGS-TIME ABOVE: A caravan awaits entrance on opening day. LEFT: Revelers on the river, anxious to get in some frolics before sub tropicla storm Alber to spoiled the fun.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 By ERIC OLSONAssociated PressOMAHA, Neb. Losses in six of its last seven games didnt diminish defending national champion Floridas overall body of work when it came to seeding the NCAA baseball tournament. The Gators (42-17) are No. 1, and there never was much doubt, NCAA Division I Baseball Committee chairman Ray Tanner said Monday after the 64-team field was unveiled. Kevin OSullivans program is the first to earn the No. 1 overall seed three times since the tournament went to its current structure in 1999. The Gators also were top seeds in 2012 and 2016. They were incredible the majority of the season and didnt finish strong, said Tanner, athletic director at South Carolina. As we were finishing up our data last week before coming to Indianapolis, I was curious to see if they were going to be a clearcut (choice) once we got into the committee room, and they continued to be, despite not finishing the way coach OSullivan would have wanted them to finish. They clearly were the No. 1 seed with all the metrics considered. Play begins Friday in 16 regionals. Winners advance to eight best-of-three super regionals. Those winners move on to the College World Series in Omaha. The NCAA seeded 16 teams for the first time. There had been eight seeds previously. Stanford (44-10) is the No. 2 seed, followed by Oregon State (44-10-1), Mississippi (46-15), Arkansas (39-18), North Carolina (38-18), Florida State (43-17) and Georgia (37-19). Seeds nine through 16 are Texas Tech (39-17), Clemson (4514), Stetson (45-11), East Carolina (43-16), Texas (37-20), Minnesota (41-13), Coastal Carolina (42-17) and North Carolina State (40-16). Florida, the regular-season champion in the Southeastern Conference, is the only team to earn a national seed in each of the last five seasons. Obviously, we havent played well lately, but coming home and having a full week of practice before the regional will certainly help, OSullivan said. Well try to get healthy ahead of the weekend and get some guys back on track before we play Columbia on Friday. Gators top seed in NCAA tournamentCOURTESYUF baseball is the first to earn the No. 1 overall seed three times since the tournament went to its current structure in 1999. COURTESYColumbias Asherah Collins poses with her country flag after winning at the Atlanta International Relays. Columbias Collins wins triple jump By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbias Asherah Collins set a new personal-best in the triple jump, 39 feet, at the Atlanta International Relays this past weekend. The rising junior came in first place as she put up a major championship victory against tough some competition. She took her mark, competing with travel club (Athletics Academy), and did enough to walk away with the gold medal despite stiff opposition from international talent. My only thought was just thanking God, Collins said of how she felt after the win. Collins is coming off her best high school season yet. She lifted Columbia to their first state appearance in over a decade and captured second place in the triple jump at regionals. She was the lone female athlete who represented Columbia at state earlier this month. Im very proud, Travis Sheppard, coach and owner of Athletics Academy, said. Just to come out after the state meet, and (we) tweaked some things and she came out and had a great performance. Collins and her AAU teammates (like Talisha Pope, who placed third in the 400m)received quite the CHS track star kicks off summer in fine fashion with victory. NBA BASKETBALL 5BKING JAMES BACK IN FINALSLeBron James back again, superstar set for his 8th straight NBA Finals after defeating Celtics. PRO TENNIS 5BTOUGH LUCK EARLY ON Former French Open champ Stan Wawrinka bounced out of Roland Garros in round one. INTERNATIONAL SOCCER 6BTHE TIME IS NOW Missouri native Josh Sargent is the latest star teenager to make his USA soccer debut Harvick, Busch out front at NASCARs halfway pointBy PETE IACOBELLIAssociated PressCONCORD, N.C. At NASCARs halfway point, it sure looks like a two-man race to the title between past champions Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. They have combined to win nine of 13 races 10 of 14 counting this months All-Star race and neither expects to slow down during the second half of NASCARs 26-race regular season. Busch and Harvick were the headliners again Sunday night. Busch led 377 of 400 laps to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harvick, who had won the past two points races and the All-Star race, was not around at the end. But he did make a charge from 39th to fourth over the first 70 laps before an accident took him to the garage. While the rest of NASCAR is scrambling to make a summer playoff run, Harvick and Busch are preparing for bigger things. Our goal is to playoff race every week, said Harvick, the 2014 series champion. I think as were doing that right now as an organization thats still the goal going forward. Busch, like Harvick in March, won three straight races earlier this year and both teams look capable of running off several more victories before the playoffs begin in Las Vegas in September. After 13 races last season, there were 10 drivers with a victory, securing them a spot in the 16-man playoffs. The dominance of Harvick and Busch this year means only six drivers have won races, perhaps making points racing to qualify more a focus in the second half. Denny Hamlin, who has missed the playoffs just once from 2006 through 2017, stands seventh in COURTESYKyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. NASCAR continued on 2BDefending champs only team to earn national seed in last 5 seasons. GATORS continued on 6B COLLINS continued on 6B B1


2B T UESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday COLLEGE GOLF 11 a.m. GOLF Men, NCAA Division I Championships, quarterfinals, team match play, at Stillwater, Okla. 4 p.m. GOLF Men, NCAA Division I Championships, semifinals, team match play, at Stillwater, Okla. MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Houston at N.Y. Yankees OR Washington at BaltimoreMLB STANDINGSNational League East Division W L P ct GB Atlanta 30 21 .588 Philadelphia 29 21 .580 Washington 30 22 .577 New Y ork 25 24 .510 4 Miami 19 33 .365 11 C entral Division W L P ct GB Milwaukee 34 20 .630 Chicago 28 22 .560 4 S t. Louis 28 22 .560 4 Pittsburgh 28 25 .528 5 Cincinnati 19 35 .352 15 W est Division W L P ct GB Colorado 28 25 .528 Arizona 26 26 .500 1 S an Francisco 25 28 .472 3 L os Angeles 24 28 .462 3 S an Diego 22 32 .407 6 A merican League East Division W L P ct GB Boston 37 17 .685 New Y ork 33 17 .660 2 T ampa Bay 25 26 .490 10 Toronto 25 29 .463 12 Baltimore 17 37 .315 20 C entral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 26 25 .510 Detroit 24 29 .453 3 Minnesota 21 27 .438 3 K ansas City 18 35 .340 9 Chicago 16 34 .320 9 W est Division W L P ct GB Houston 35 20 .636 Seattle 32 20 .615 1 L os Angeles 29 25 .537 5 Oakland 28 25 .528 6 Texas 22 33 .400 13NBA Daily Playoff GlanceCONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Sunday, May 13 Boston 108, Cleveland 83 Monday, May 14 Golden State 119, Houston 106 Tuesday, May 15 Boston 107, Cleveland 94 Wednesday, May 16 Houston 127, Golden State 105 Saturday, May 19 Cleveland 116, Boston 86 Sunday, May 20 Golden State 126, Houston 85 Monday, May 21 Cleveland 111, Boston 102 Tuesday, May 22 Houst on 95, Golden State 92 Wednesday, May 23 Boston 96, Cleveland 83 Thursday, May 24 Houston 98, Golden State 94 Friday, May 25 Cleveland 109, Boston 99, series tied 3-3 Saturday, May 26Golden State 115, Houston 86, series tied 3-3 Sunday, May 27 Cleveland 87, Boston 79 Monday, May 28 Golden State at Houston, 9 p.m. NBA FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday, May 31 Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 3 Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Friday, June 8 Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Monday, June 11 x-Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 14 x-Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 17 x-Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 8 p.m. Rays first baseman Miller injured tak ing batting practice OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay first baseman Brad Miller has been scratched from Mondays game with a facial contusion after hitting a ball that deflected off a protective screen and struck him near his left eye during bat ting practice. Miller was immediately attended to by a team trainer and there was some light bleeding but nothing significant, according to a Rays spokesman. Tampa Bay didnt announce the change until an hour before the scheduled first pitch. Miller was scheduled to bat leadoff for a fourth consecutive game before he was hurt. Mallex Smith moves up in the line up from sixth to the leadoff spot. C.J. Cron, initially listed as Tampa Bays designated hitter, replaces Miller at first base. Christian Arroyo has been insert ed at DH. Matt Gaudet scores 4, Yale beats Duke 13-11 for NCAA title FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Jack Tigh scored 36 seconds into the game for his first of three goals in the opening half, and Matt Gaudet scored four goals as Yale beat Duke 13-11 on Monday to win its first NCAA lacrosse title. The third-seeded Bulldogs (17-3) scored the first three goals of the game and struck first in all four quarters while holding off the three-time national champion Blue Devils. Ben Reeves had a goal and three assists and Jack Starr made nine saves for Yale, which led 10-5 midway through the third period and never let Duke (16-4) get closer than two. The Bulldogs, who reached the final by routing top-seeded Albany 20-11 on Saturday, are the first Ivy League school to win the title since Princeton in 2001. Justin Guterding and Joey Manown had two goals and an assist each for Duke, which fell to 3-3 in the title game. Manowns goal with 5:59 left in the third period was the first of three straight goals for Duke that brought the Blue Devils from down 10-5 to 10-8 in less than three minutes. Yale was back up 12-9 after three quar ters and Gaudet scored again with 8:11 left in the fourth, giving Yale enough cushion to hold off Dukes attempts to rally. FSU baseball tabbed as No. 7 seed TALLAHASSEE (AP) No. 7 national seed Florida State (43-17) will host its eighth consecutive regional as the top seed in the Tallahassee Regional beginning Friday, June 1. The Seminoles welcome 2-seed Mississippi State (31-25), 3-seed Oklahoma (36-23) and 4-seed Samford (36-24) for the four-team regional. Mississippi State and Oklahoma will play the opening game Friday at 12 p.m. FSU and Samford will play Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. Florida State was the automatic qualifier as the Atlantic Coast Conference champion. Mississippi State (SEC) and Oklahoma (Big 12) were at-large selec tions, while Samford was the automatic qualifier as the SoCon champion. FSU has played all three of its regional opponents in the postseason before. 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Pictured are dozens of anglers from this past season. The Tigers wrapped up their second season together. the points and is one of those winless drivers who could be shuffled to the outside without that victory. Hamlin, Buschs Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, said the difference this year has been finding that little bit of speed thats the difference between ending up out front or further down standings. Were disappointed, said Hamlin, third at Charlotte. Its something were going to continue to look for. Truex won last years title with eight victories. He won the Auto Club 400 in California this season to lock into the playoffs. Still, he said he and his team are fighting to find the speed and make another run at the top. Weve still got a long way to go, Truex said. Not much searching is required at the moment for Busch, the pole-sitter who won every stage at a track where he had never won a points race before. Busch had a race-day aura about him, crew chief Adams Stevens said, that showed he was prepared to finally break through at Charlotte. Busch kept pulling away from the field on restarts and had a six-second lead on runner-up Martin Truex Jr. on the final laps. Its important for me to help Kyle reach his goals, Stevens said. And this was a big one for him. Busch is 33 and racing at his best. Hes looking forward to the rest of the season, no matter who stands in his way. Few things make him happier than being in the car competing for a victory. He doesnt settle for less from himself and doesnt settle less from the people around him, Stevens said. I take comfort for that, personally. You know what you are going to get. Hes hard to beat. So is Harvick, who shook off a terrible week with an amazing albeit brief run to the front. Harvick failed inspection several times Thursday, meaning he couldnt qualify and was moved to the back of the field. He then lost practice time Saturday as his team worked to resolve the issues. Harvick was not fazed by any of it, steadily working his way up the grid Sunday to sit in fourth before hitting the wall on lap 83 and heading to the garage. Despite finishing dead last in the 40-car field, Harvick was thrilled about his season so far and the power he showed before leaving. It was fun to come through there, he said. NASCARContinued From 1B Drivers applaud new IndyCar for putting them back in controlAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS The new version of the IndyCar that made its Indianapolis 500 debut on Sunday was hard to drive in traffic, difficult to pass and so squirrely in the corners that some of the sports biggest names found an unceremonious end to their day in the wall. For the most part, though, the throwback look was met with positive reviews. The body kit from Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara was designed with input from executives, drivers and fans, and all of them wanted a car that looked like those of the 1990s. And while Dallara was spot-on in that respect, the big question was how the car would drive on Indys massive oval. The speed was there from the start. The handling was often a struggle. But at the end of the day, the car produced a worthy winner in Will Power with enough room to improve it going forward. It put the driver back into it more, Power said, in my opinion. Power happens to be one of the best tacticians in IndyCar, and at one time he loathed ovals because they put the outcome in the hands of engineers rather than drivers. So its hardly a surprise that he was happy to see a design that emphasized and rewarded talent along with pure speed. Especially because he was in the lead at the end. The old body kit, which offered manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda more latitude for changes, had a flaw when it came to running up front. It was too easy for the trailing car to suck up behind in the draft, then slingshot past at the last moment, leaving the race leader a sitting duck. This was a race you wanted to lead. At last they had a formula, if you had a good car, the leader could benefit and pull away, Power said. It definitely made it harder to drive. Put the driver back into it more, where before you could hang back, third no one wanted to lead. In that respect, Ed Carpenter surely missed the old chassis. He spent the last couple of laps Sunday trying in vain to run Power down. But rather than close in and slingshot past, the gap only grew, and the man who calls Indianapolis home was left to settle for second place. Yet even Carpenter praised the new body kit calling it a step in the right direction. B2


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Focus on whats in your best interest. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: I have an extremely dicult decision to make. I recently got engaged to the love of my life. However, with this comes the decision of who should be my maid of honor. Until a couple of years ago, the choice was obvious -my cousin. Over the past couple of years, though, weve become distant. Shes an extremely aky person and cant be counted on for much. Now, I also have a best friend who is always there when I need her, but weve been friends for only a couple of years. My immediate family says I should still ask my cousin to be my maid of honor because her feelings will be hurt if I dont. Abby, I dont want to give such a special title to someone I can no longer depend on. She has hurt my feelings countless times by not being there. She shouldnt get the honor just because Ive known her forever. Please help. -STUCK AT A CROSSROADS DEAR STUCK: Talk to your cousin and also your best friend. When you do, remind your cousin there are serious responsibilities that go along with being a maid of honor and ask if they would create a problem for her. Tell her that if its too much for her, she could be a bridesmaid. If she says she wants to be maid of honor, give her the chance. However, if she akes EVEN ONCE, ask your best friend to step in. DEAR ABBY: Last year I came out as a gay man. Im 35, and it was a very dicult decision. I havent been in a relationship with a man before and have dated only women up until now. I have been on a few dates, and I feel like I fall too fast and easy for a guy. Im struggling to t into the gay community and understand what is acceptable and what is not. I recently met someone I really like, but Im not sure if he feels the same way. I have never felt this way about anyone before, and I am scared Ill mess it up. I dont want to be alone and Im afraid thats what is going to happen to me. I am not sure how to interact with other gay guys. It took me so long to come out, I dont want it to take forever to nd someone. How do I get over this fear of being alone and be comfortable around guys? -FEELING LOST IN MASSA CHUSETTS DEAR FEELING LOST: Make a conscious decision to relax and just be yourself because it isnt necessary to be anyone but who you are. In time, you will realize there are as many kinds of relationships in the gay community as there are in the straight community. Some men are looking for casual hookups while others want the same kind of solid, lasting relationship you do. Because you are confused about how to t into the gay community, you might nd guidance if you contact the nearest gay and lesbian center and join one of their talk groups. One thats comprised of individuals who are newly out would be perfect for you. Abigail Van Family urges bride to choose flaky cousin as maid of honor 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 LASTMay 29: Actor Kevin Conway (Gods and Generals) is 74. Singer Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is 71. Singer Rebbie Jackson is 66. Composer Danny Elfman is 63. Singer LaToya Jackson is 60. Actress Annette Bening is 58. Actor Rupert Everett is 57. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 55. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 53. Guitarist Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 49. Singer Jayski McGowan of Quad City DJs is 49. Actor Anthony Azizi (Threat Matrix, Lost) is 47. Guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 47. Guitarist Mark Lee of Third Day is 43. Singer Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls is 41. Rapper Playa Poncho is 41. Actor Blake Foster (Power Rangers Turbo) is 31. Actress Lorelei Linklater (Boyhood) is 23.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Please apply at https://www.anderson s.html#op-252770-cdl-construc tion-driver DFW / EOE 3BR/2.5 BA Pool 2 story Country Home 6 miles So of Columbia City. $1500/mo, First and last plus $500 dep Smoke free No pets. 386-365-1171 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. PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District III Bucky Nash invites all constituents located in voting District III to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. The meeting will be held on June 12, 6pm at the Westside Community Center located at 431 SW Birley Ave., Lake City, FL 430766 May 29, 30, 31, 2018 June 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 2018 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 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 Lot lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN The District Board of Trustees, Florida Gateway College, will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in the Board Room of the Administration Building (Building 001) of Florida Gateway College. A board workshop will be held beginning at 4:00 pm in the Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center Building 200, Room 102. There will be a board reception at 5:30 pm in the Conference Room of the Administration Building (Building 001) prior to the regular meeting. In addition to routine college business the following items will be considered: Progress of Students Student Discipline Suspension, Dismissal, or Return to Annual Contract for Continuing Personnel Maintenance of Professional Standards for Continuing Contract Status Advertising and Student Recruitment Athletics Policy Purchases from Federal Grants/Contracts 2018-19 2018-19 2018-19 Any person wishing to be heard on any agenda matter will be provided an opportunity to do so by appearing before the Board in the Board Room of the Administration Building of Florida Gateway College. All objections to this notice and propriety of the scheduled meeting should be filed with Florida Gateway College prior to noon, Thursday, June 8, 2018. All legal issues should be brought to the Trustees atg tention and an attempt made to resolve them prior to the meeting. Please notify the Presidents Office immediately if you require accommodation for participation in the meeting. 431569 May 29, 2018 Spacious 2/1 w/garage first, last and sec, no pets, smoke free. $725/mo 386-867-9231 Hallmark Real Estate Janet Creel 719-0382 MLS100460 4/3 home on Suwannee River. Floating 2-story dock 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 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 Grea t investment, currently rented a t $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 3BR/2BA MH in town w/CH/A, great location, remodeled, no pets, $925/mo 1st, last & dep required 386-984-7899 MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 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. 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 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100208 4/3 LR & fam rm w/FP's, office, fla rm, 2 car garage w/safe rm/basement, fish pond. $385,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100403 $94,500 3/1 2 mi from Live Oak, new HVAC, move in ready & has awesome Oak trees for shade. Poole Realty Mindy Wilkson 209-7658 MLS100430 3/2 in Jennings, LR w/vaulted ceiling & FP, lg laundry rm, bonus room upstairs. $179,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100536 $244,900 4/2 custom brick on 22.79ac, fenced back yard as well as th e entire property. One Position open for an Industrial Supply Co Customer Service, Purchasing, Estimating and Other clerical duties, full time position 40-50 hours a week subsidized health insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay and safety bonus, must have computer skills. Please apply in person: 3631 US 90 East, Lake City FL 32055, or email to: Needed Laborer for machine shop work must have good math skills and be able to read tape measure, need to be a hard worker and drug free fulltime start $12.00/hr apply in person Grizzly Mfg, 174 NE Cortez Terr. Lake City Now hiring one position for Warehouse manager. Must have experience in inventory management, receiving, pulling product and shipping. Full time position 40-50 hours a week subsidized health insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay and safety bonus. Must have computer skills. Please apply in person 3631 E US Hwy 90, Lake City FL 32055 or email to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-43-CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA L. CARDINALE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Barbara L. Cardinale, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is May 29, 2018, Personal Representative: /s/ Andrew D. Berns 7782 Serra Way Delray Beach, Florida 33446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John J. Kendron Florida Bar Number: 0306850 Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A. 582 West Duval Street PO Box 1178 Lake City, Florida 32056-1178 Telephone: (386) 755-1334 Fax: (386) 755-1336 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: 430862 May 29. 2018 June 5, 2018 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS10002 $289,800 2/2 on Suwannee River, dock w/boat shelter Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94089 $669,000 Colonial on 5ac, 4/3 & 2 partial BA, 3 HVAC units We will sell the following tenants units at Tellus Self Storage 814 SW State Road 247/ Branford Hwy. Lake City, FL, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00AM. WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY. 386-961-9926. 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Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B 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 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 sqf t 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 of 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 Realty 752-8585 MLS100394 $99,000 4/2 DWMH on 5ac in White Springs within walking dist of Stephen Foster State Park. United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. 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. 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. 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 MLS100629 $399,000 Great location, convenient to Hwy 90, I75 & I10. 5000ft warehouse, office space w/reception Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100442 $94,900 4/2 DWMH w/covered front porch & back decks, 45x19 garage, stocked pond w/boat ramp. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS99570 $146,500 Home located in bend of river, spacious deck to water. Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $94,900 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $298,900 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. Another NBA Finals brings another huge challenge for LeBron James By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated PressBOSTON LeBron James will get a couple days to catch his breath, then make his annual June journey to Golden State or down to Houston to face a team far better than his. His eighth straight NBA Finals sets up as one of his most difficult, flanked by a largely unheralded set of teammates who force him to do much more at 33 than most other players are ever asked. But James keeps showing he can do it, and he cant wait for his chance to win another ring. Dare count him out? At the end of the day, the game is won in between the lines, and we have an opportunity to play for a championship, he said after Sundays 87-79 victory over Boston. Thats all that matters. James dragged an injured and inconsistent Cavaliers team out of the Eastern Conference and back to the NBA Finals, where they will be an underdog against whichever team wins Game 7 in the West on Monday. But after playing all 48 minutes in his 100th game of the season, punctuating one of the greatest series a player has ever had with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, he sure looks capable of more. And the Cavaliers will need every bit of it. They had to play seven games just to get out of the first round, and seven more to finish a climb out of 2-0 deficit against a younger, more athletic Celtics team. They have to be tired, and thats no way to go into a series against Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors, who blew Cleveland away in five games last year, or James Harden and a Rockets team that can be every bit as potent on one end and lock teams down on the other. The only way it would appear Cleveland would have a chance would be if James can summon his highest level, the kind that perhaps no other player can reach and then do it three more times. The Celtics have seen him do it, after he averaged 33.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists to eliminate them in the East finals for the second straight year. I think weve played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years, and we started on Sept. 25th, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Thats every day. Every day that youre totally focused on this, and hes gone past that eight straight times. Its ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny. Doesnt matter. Its just unbelievable. This was the year James finals streak looked over. Kyrie Irving had been traded to Boston in the offseason, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose werent the answers as his replacement, and Kevin Love missed significant time with injuries. And even after the Cavaliers remade their team at the February trade deadline, it didnt look good enough. Cleveland had finished just fourth in the East, never developing the necessary cohesiveness required to be even a mediocre defensive team, let alone a championship-caliber one. They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a flaw that seems fatal against the 3-point happy Rockets or Warriors. The only obvious advantage the Cavaliers have is James, the kind of player who can win a Game 7 in Boston with a team that was without its other AllStar because of a concussion and couldnt shoot straight deep into the first half, with Cavaliers other than James missing their first 10 3s until J.R. Smith hit one with 2:54 remaining until halftime. I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and hes been doing it for us since weve been here, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. The great quote from the great Doc Rivers is you always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player, and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7. I like our chances. And hell like them again starting Thursday even if the oddsmakers dont. The Cavaliers were probably far better last year and could only get a game from the Warriors. But two years ago, they also werent given much of a shot against the Warriors, especially after falling behind 3-1 in the finals. Nobody had ever overcome that deficit in the championship round, and Cleveland had to do it against a team that had won an NBA-record 73 games. James led that comeback to Clevelands first title, and now hes got a shot for another unlikely one. Ill be available for at least four more games, James said, and well see what happens.COURTESYNBA star LeBron James drives to the basket during Game 7 in Boston on Sunday. Unlike Djokovic, past French Open champ Wawrinka loses in opener Associated PressPARIS Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery. Like Djokovic, Wawrinka is ranked lower than he has been in more than a decade. And like Djokovic, Wawrinka recently reunited with a coach who helped guide him to success earlier in his career. Both men were in firstround action at Roland Garros on Monday, but unlike Djokovic, who won in straight sets, Wawrinka could not summon and sustain the sort of high-level play that has carried him to major titles in Paris and elsewhere. Returning to a place where he won the title in 2015 and made it back to the final a year ago, Wawrinka bowed out with a 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss to 67th-ranked Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. I won three Grand Slams in my career, and I know what it takes to do it, said Wawrinka, who was seeded 23rd and is ranked only 30th, territory unfamiliar to him since April 2008. And my goal is to get to my top. Sooner or later, I will. Wawrinka only recently returned to the tour after missing three months to rest his left knee, which was operated on twice last August. Hes played 11 matches in 2018, going 4-7. As Mondays match stretched to 3 hours, Wawrinka was hindered by the physical strain of playing in a fifth set for the first time since his French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray a year ago. But that wasnt the biggest impediment to success. It was more the difficulty of continuing to go for it mentally, he explained. The owner of one of the prettiest one-handed backhands in the sport, Wawrinka who is again working with coach Magnus Norman only managed 12 winners, compared with 35 unforced errors, with that shot. He finished with 72 unforced errors in all, 32 more than Garcia-Lopez, who never has been past the fourth round at a major tournament. There is no frustration. Its just tough, said the 33-year-old Wawrinka, whos been as high as No. 3 in the rankings. But Im on the right way. It was very close today. Djokovic a former No. 1 now ranked 22nd, his worst spot since 2006 beat 134th-ranked qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, quickly recovering after dropping the opening two games. Since winning the 2016 French Open to complete a career Grand Slam and become the first man in nearly a half-century to collect four consecutive major trophies, Djokovic has taken a step back. He has not added another major championship since, and after dealing with right elbow trouble for more than a year, he finally opted for surgery in February. I had to dig deep, Djokovic said, discussing the work it took to try to rebuild his game. It has been difficult to face ... the most, say, challenging injury that I have ever had. Its been a long 12 months behind me, but Im starting to play better, I feel like, in the past couple of weeks, said Djokovic, who is being coached at Roland Garros by his former long-time mentor Marian Vajda. Not thinking about the elbow. Playing pain-free, which is the most important thing at the moment. The third past mens champion on the schedule for Day 2, No. 1-seeded Rafael Nadal, did not complete his match, which was suspended along with several others because of rain in the evening. Beginning his bid for a record-extending 11th French Open title, he never quite seemed to be at his absolute best against 129th-ranked Simone Bolelli of Italy, and while Nadal grabbed the first two sets 6-4, 6-3, he was trailing 3-0 in the third when action was halted. COURTESYNovak Djokovic has won three ATP titles since his French Open win in 2016. B5


6B T UESDAY, MAY 29, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER COURTESYFore! Columbias Tiara Carter competed in the American Junior Golf Association tournament in Braselton, Georgia this past weekend. Carter placed third our 24 girls. She shot 78 Sunday and a 73 in the final round. At the end of the day, everybody has a clean slate now, and our guys will be as motivated as anyone to show everyone how good they are. Florida State, at 41 appearances in a row, has the longest active streak, but no national championships to show for them. For me to say a national championship isnt important is as dumb a thing as anybody can say. Darn right its important, said Seminoles coach Mike Martin, whose 1,987 career wins are an NCAA record. Every coach that works is striving to be known as the top dog when its all said and done. That is something our program is lacking and were working very hard to achieve that. The last four teams to make the field were Dallas Baptist (40-19), Northeastern (36-19), Oklahoma State (29-24-1) and Troy (41-19). The first four out were Arizona (34-22), Illinois (33-20), Kentucky (34-22) and Central Florida (35-21). Perhaps the biggest surprise was Kentuckys exclusion and Northeasterns inclusion. At No. 30, Kentucky had the highest RPI of any team not selected. The Wildcats went 3-0 in a March tournament in Houston, including a win over the host and American Athletic Conference regular-season champion Cougars. They won two of three each against national seeds Texas Tech and Georgia. Northeastern, No. 35 in the RPI, lost two of three at Auburn, was outscored 56-12 in losing four straight at Texas Tech, and lost four of six to No. 65 RPI team UNC-Wilmington. Kentucky was punished for going 13-17 in the SEC and losing its league tournament opener. Northeastern went 17-6 and was first in the Colonial Athletic Association. Tanner said the committee placed emphasis on conference play perhaps more than previous committees. He pointed out that only one team in the field, Texas A&M, had a below-.500 conference record. The Aggies are No. 15 in the RPI, though. The SEC tied the tournament record with 10 teams in the field, including four top-eight seeds. Big 12 regular-season champion Texas is making its record 59th appearance. Hartford (26-29), the America East regular-season and tournament winner, is in for the first time and will play host Stetson as a No. 4 regional seed. Notable teams not in the field are Rice (26-31-2), which had made 23 straight appearances, and Virginia (29-25), which had made 14 in a row. TCU (33-23), which lost to Baylor in the Big 12 final, also will stay home after reaching the College World Series the last four years.COURTESYFlorida players celebrate with the trophy after defeating LSU in Game 2 to win the NCAA College World Series finals in Omaha last year. GATORSContinued From 1B Sargent latest teenager to make US soccer debutBy RONALD BLUMAssociated PressCHESTER, Pa. Josh Sargents parents were in the stands along with a bunch of friends. Three months after his 18th birthday, the red-haired forward became the latest teenager to debut for a transforming U.S. national team. Its going very fast, to be honest, so I havent really had a lot of time to just process everything, he said ahead of Mondays exhibition against Bolivia. Its just one thing to next, and thats not necessarily a bad thing. I like staying busy and playing soccer all the time. He left St. Dominic High School in OFallon, Missouri, in the middle of 10th grade to join the U.S. Under-17 teams residency camp in Bradenton, Florida. He scored five goals last spring in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, then was a surprise selection for the Under-20 World Cup roster and scored four goals as the U.S. reached the quarterfinals in South Korea. He agreed to sign a professional contract with Werder Bremen when he turned 18 on Feb. 20, then scored three more goals as the Americans reached the Under-17 World Cup quarterfinals in India. Sargent joined Freddy Adu in 2007 as the only Americans to play in both FIFA youth tournaments in the same year. He was in position to become the first to play for the U-17s, U-20s and full national team in the same year but strained his right quadriceps on the first day of training ahead of Novembers exhibition at Portugal. Its unique, U.S. Under-17 coach John Hackworth said. Thats also part of the circumstance that the U.S. national team is in right now. Sargents dad, Jeff, was a defender at St. Louis Community CollegeFlorissant Valley and Sangamon State, now the University of Illinois at Springfield. His mom, the former Liane Deetman, was a forward at SIU Edwardsville. Josh played baseball (shortstop), basketball (point guard), football (lots of positions), ice hockey (center) and golf growing up, but excelled in soccer and joined the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. St. Louis is such a hotbed for soccer in the first place, Sargent said. My family, they were really supportive about letting me choose what I wanted to do, and in the end I just felt most comfortable with soccer. Kevin Kalish, his coach at Scott Gallagher and now coach at Saint Louis University, said Sargent stood out for his graceful movement and mentality to score and dominate games, and for a humble demeanor. Even as a youth player, when he was going in and out of the national team camp, you never felt like he was big-timing you, Kalish said. Sporting Kansas City claimed homegrown player rights and hoped to sign Sargent, but he decided against Major League Soccer and moved to Germany in January. Obviously its really tempting wanting to play close to home, so you can be close to family and everything, but I think that would have been the easy way out, he said. Just wanting to stay close to home isnt really what I want to do in my career. I want to go to a place where I can develop and become the best player I can become. He didnt speak any German when he flew from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., and onto Frankfurt and then Bremen it wasnt offered at St. Dominic. Sargent moved into a player dormitory located adjacent to WeserStadion, but because he didnt turn 18 until after the January transfer window closed, he was ineligible to play for Bremen or even its reserve team in the third division until the 2018-19 season. You want to play games and be able to prove to the players that you belong there, but its difficult when you cant play games and show them that, he said. At the same time it was good to just help me settle in and get used to the guys first. Sargent arrived in a country that has become a key cog in the U.S. player development system. Christian Pulisic, a midfielder from Hershey, Pennsylvania, made his debut for Borussia Dortmund at 17 two years ago, scored 12 goals in 97 matches and already is the top player on the national team. Weston McKennie, a midfielder from Little Elm, Texas, made his debut for Schalke at 18 on the final day of the 2016-17 season, appeared in 25 matches this season and scored in his American debut at Portugal. I think Christian kind of leads the way, because hes shown that he can be successful there. And then Weston comes in and does it, Hackworth said. That belief and having a player that inspires you, but also allows you to look at something tangible and say it can be done, it absolutely can be done, is so powerful. Several of the Americans in Germany met up at Pulisics place recently. The group, which includes prospects Nick Taitague, Haji Wright, Isaiah Young and Zyen Jones, provides a support system for each other. Theyre only about an hour-and-ahalf drive away, so its good knowing if somethings going wrong or if Im ever really homesick or something, I can just go see these guys, and were all really close, Sargent said. Its a good feeling. Dave Sarachan gave nine players debuts in his first three matches after becoming interim national team coach last fall, and Sargent was among four more in Monday nights starting lineup. He followed Tm Weah as the second player born in the 2000s to appear for the national team. I think hes already shown hes a battler and hes physically there, Sarachan said. Its like any player that goes from a level of 20 miles an hour to now jumping into 30 miles an hour and 40. How do they handle the speed and how do they handle playing up against better defenders? And so far I think Josh, even in the few days weve been here, has shown hes in the mix.COURTESY18-year-old USA soccer player Josh Sargent scored in his debut against Bolivia Monday night. experience this past weekend, hours from Lake City, competing against skilled track teams from all over the world. We wanted to really see what some of those jamaican teams and canadian teams were like, so it gave the kids a good experience, Sheppard added. Getting a chance to compete against those type of athletes. Collins has been under the tutelage of Sheppard for a couple years now. The seasoned track coach along with current Columbia coaches Audre Ruise and Ed Morse continue to play a big part in her growth and development. And while the high school season is over, that hasnt stopped Collins from polishing her craft. Ive been practicing and practicing since state, she said. The competition continues this weekend as she prepares to take gold in the upcoming AAU district qualifier at Fred Cone Park in Gainesville. Its one of several meets she plans to compete in this summer all apart of the grind, she says. Ill probably be in a track meet almost every weekend, Collins said. My goal by the end of the summer is to reach 40 feet or above. COLLINSContinued From 1BBy MICHAEL WAGAMANAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. Mallex Smith hit an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning, Jonny Venters got his first save in seven years to cap a seven-hit shutout and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday. Chris Archer went six innings as the first of six pitchers for the Rays in their first shutout of the season. Ryne Stanek (1-0) retired five batters to win and Venters struck out Matt Olson with the tying run on base for his first save since 2011. Venters missed five seasons due to four major elbow surgeries, including three Tommy John operations, before returning to the big leagues this year. The Rays have won four of five. Chris Hatcher (3-2) retired the first two Tampa Bay hitters in the 13th before Johnny Field reached on an infield single to shortstop. Jesus Sucre followed with a single to move Fields to second before Smith blooped a 2-0 pitch to right-center. The As and Rays wasted multiple scoring opportunities before Smith knocked in the only run of the game. Tampa Bay had runners at second and third with two outs in the third and again in the sixth but didnt score. The Rays also got Carlos Gomez to second with two out in the 10th, but Field struck out swinging. Oakland came up empty after loading the bases with one out in the sixth, then failed to score after getting the first two batters on in the ninth. The Rays got a big lift from their bullpen on a day when both starting pitchers were stellar. Archer was sharp, striking out seven and walking two. Archer has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. Sergio Romo retired two batters, Jose Alvarado pitched 1 1/3 innings and Matt Andriese worked three scoreless frames for the Rays. Oakland starter Trevor Cahill pitched four-hit ball, didnt walk a batter and had six strikeouts over eight innings, his outing since going eight against Texas on May 27, 2013 while still with Arizona. TRAINERS ROOM Rays: RHP Yonny Chirinos (right forearms strain) will make a second rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Athletics: Designated hitter Khris Davis continues to make steady progress in his recovery from a strained right groin. His agility looks great, manager Bob Melvin said. Im encouraged. Davis is eligible to come off the disabled list Thursday. ... CF Boog Powell (sprained right knee) has been feeling better the past few days, Melvin said. UP NEXT LHP Blake Snell (6-3, 2.78 ERA) pitches for Tampa Bay on Tuesday and is winless in two career starts against Oakland. Snell has allowed two runs or fewer in nine starts overall this season, tied for second in the majors. RHP Daniel Gossett (0-2, 6.28) takes the mound for the As.Smith singles in run in 13th to lift Rays over Athletics 1-0 B6