The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 303 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B DEAR PHARMACIST9 medical benefits of kiwi, 6A. 86 67Chance of storms, 2A FP&L rates to drop slightly this summer, Story below + PLUS >> FSU vs. Wash. for the crownNCAA SOFTBALL Tigers to host 7v7 qualifierCHS FOOTBALLSee Page 1B See Page 1B 200 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10010 LEGAL RELEASE STATUSAD APPROVAL rffn tt rbf t t t r t trbrrbttrbTOWNHOUSE r trf tbtf t t rb t save an additionalstorewide every day* when you joinrfOnly $20 a year at participating stores Learn more at*Restrictions apply. See for complete deta ils. Chamber chief leaving postCARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter Decker to work for Blanche developerFILETOP: Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Decker poses in front of chamber headquarters. Decker, who took over in 2009, is leav ing after July for a job with Valdosta-based developer Integrity Development Partners, which is overseeing the Blanche Hotel renovation project. ABOVE: Decker at a chamber-sponsored brick-breaking ceremony at the Blanche Hotel in February. Helped rebuild chamber from the ground up. By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce took a gamble when it hired a 28-yearold with no direct experience in the field to lead it through the Great Recession and beyond, and she hopes they have no regrets as she prepares to move on to the next chapter in her career. The chambers executive director, Dennille Decker, resigned her position DECKER continued on 2ASPORTS TOURISMTourney to draw 60-plus teams Baseball, softball, hoops sure to bring visitors from across the state.By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThousands of visitors will make their way to Lake City from across Florida to participate in one of three major youth league events held over the weekend in baseball, softball and basketball, adding to the millions of dollars in revenue area businesses earn yearly from sports tourism. This week the annual Florida Babe Ruth Baseball Rookie Qualifier tournaments are scheduled to begin Thursday at the Southside Sports Complex and end Saturday. Sixty teams will play for their chance to advance to the Rookie State Tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, according to Columbia County Sports Commission. A United States Specialty Sports Association fast pitch softball tournament will also to be held at the Southside Sports Complex on SPORTS continued on 2A FP&L rates will drop a bit this summerThe News Service of FloridaFlorida Power & Light customers will see a pair of slight reductions in their monthly bills this summer due to the federal tax overhaul signed last year. However, regulators put off a decision until August about a one-time refund that customers would receive, in part, because of an over-recovery of storm-restoration costs after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. FPL continued on 2A A3


2A WEDNESD AY, JUNE 6, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY REPORTER 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI ThursdayFriday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach June 6 June 13 June 20 June 28 LastNewFirstFull Quarter Quarter Scripture of the DayYe shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:22 (KJV) Denial aint just a river in Egypt. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 1835-1910, American writerThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Monday p.m.) 2-7-7 Pick 4: (Monday p.m.) 8-7-7-7 Fantasy 5: (Monday) 1-2-4-14-24 QUICK HITS Submissions The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Justin Caudell at HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter See an error? The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. Thanks for reading.Mentors needed: Take Stock in ChildrenFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students. The students pledge to stay out of trouble, keep their grades up and stay in school. Those who successfully complete the program earn a two-year prepaid scholarship to Florida Gateway College. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 754-4392 or Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. The press release said the USSSA Extreme Border War Tournament will reportedly consist of at least five games. Off the field and on the court, the CCSC Sports Marketing Director Alden Rosner said, teams from five cities will compete in a weekend basketball tournament at the Richardson Community Center Gymnasium. It is a joint effort of the Richardson Community Center and Columbia County Recreation Department, the release said. Teams are expected to arrive from Cedar Key, Gainesville, Hamilton County, Quincy and Lake City and begin playing at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Also, the Columbia High School Varsity Girls are scheduled to play PK Yonge Blue Wave at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are set at $7 for one day and $10 for the weekend. Sports tourism generated upwards of $3 million in 2017 for hotels alone, a Tourist Development Council official said. SPORTSContinued From 1AThe Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday gave intervening groups until June 28 to file briefs on the $27.7 million refund proposal. We should have a recommendation in front of us by the agenda conference on Aug. 7, commission Chairman Art Graham said at the end of a four-hour hearing on the refund. Earlier Tuesday, the commission approved customer-bill reductions tied to FPLs benefits from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the federal tax overhaul signed in December by President Donald Trump. The act lowered the federal income tax rate for corporations from 35 percent to 21 percent. Under the plans approved by the Public Service Commission, FPL residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a month will see their bills go down 59 cents in July because of the companys tax savings. An FPL customer with a 1,000-kilowatt-hour bill currently pays $99.87 a month. The new federal income tax rate is being calculated into recent FPL transactions involving power plants in Jacksonville and Martin County, along with part of customer bills that pay for environmental costs. In September, residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will see their bills adjusted down another 2 cents because of a pipeline-related issue. The Public Service Commission approved the reductions before reviewing a proposed agreement that would lead to a one-time credit of $3.18 on a 1,000-kilowatt-hour residential bill. The proposed agreement is related to Hurricane Matthew costs. FPL had anticipated offering the refund in July if regulators had approved the deal on Tuesday. The agreement was reached last month between FPL and the state Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues. Patricia Christensen of the Office of Public Counsel called the settlement a fair compromise. However, the approval didnt include a number of groups that frequently intervene in Public Service Commission cases, including the Florida Industrial Power Users Group, which includes large electricity users. FPLContinued From 1A Monday after accepting a job with Valdosta-based developer Integrity Development Partners, the company overseeing the renovation project for the historic Blanche Hotel in downtown Lake City. Her last day at the Chamber is July 31. It was bittersweet, she said. I feel like I built it. Its been my baby. She will be serving as IDPs director of operations for Lake City and marketing director for the firms other projects. Honest to goodness, it was an extremely difficult decision, she said. The majority of her career has been with the Chamber, and she credits it for nurturing her as a professional. When she took the reins in 2009 at the age of 28, the organization was going through a difficult transition. I felt like we had to find our purpose in the community, she said. Prior to Deckers arrival, the Chamber had just split from the Columbia County Industrial Development Authority, the precursor to the current Economic Development Department. With taxpayer funds cut off and membership in decline, Decker had her work cut out for her. The conditions honestly were a little bit rocky, she said. After going through the most intense and intimidating hiring process shed faced up to that point one interview involved more than 30 people in the room questioning her the 28-year-old was tasked with rebuilding and rebranding the organization. We were just kind of treading water, she said. And she had two years to do it before the funding for her position ran out. Decker and her first board of directors had the idea to revive the annual ball the Chamber had previously hosted years before, in addition to a golf tournament during the same weekend. The first year, the annual ball raised $19,000. It has since become the Chambers biggest fundraiser, of which there are now many. Almost every big event in town is the chambers, Decker said. With that success under her belt, the chamber started to hit its stride by the end of her second year on the job, she said. Under Deckers watch, the U.S. Highway 90 corridor in Lake City saw a boom in stores and restaurants, fueled largely by a contract the Chamber facilitated in 2013 with Retail Strategies, a retail recruitment firm. The Chamber initiated the contract with the county and city funding it. Last year, the contract was renewed until 2019. The county is paying $17,500 per year, with the city covering $7,500. Retail Strategies claims credit for drawing in at least nine businesses, including a Harbor Freight hardware store, Panda Express and Panera Bread. They spent a lot of time and focus on us, Decker said. Based on national retail figures, these nine companies are estimated to have generated around $293,000 in sales tax revenue for the county, according to the firm. If you got one (business), it was a good deal, Decker said. In fact, Harbor Freight, the first store the company recruited, alone likely generated enough tax revenue to pay for the cost of the first three-year contract, Decker said. I really felt like that helped us define what our path was, she said. Decker acknowledged that it was risky for the Chamber to hire her instead of someone with more experience in the field. They really took a chance on me, and I hope they all say now, it paid off, she said. Current Chamber President Mike McKee credits Deckers leadership for putting the organization in good financial shape and growing its membership. Shes taken the chamber to a new level, McKee said. McKee said hes glad Decker found a way to advance her career that allows her to stay part of the community. Im happy and sad at the same time, he said. Im sad for the Chamber losing such a great executive director, but Im also happy that Dennille has got a great opportunity ahead of her. Lake City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson praised Decker for her enthusiasm and hard work. When it comes to promoting the positive aspects of Lake City and Columbia County, its a challenge to find anyone more dedicated to our town than Dennille Decker, Wilson said. I was on the Chamber Board that hired Dennille eight years ago and she was a natural for the job. I had the privilege as 2012 Chamber president to work closely with her on several community events and projects that we have seen grow thanks to her dedication and leadership. Our community has many Chamber events that have flourished thanks to her focus. Former Chamber President Brad Wheeler said he had reservations about hiring Decker back in 2009. I wasnt quite sure at first, and she immediately proved to me that she is very, very capable, Wheeler said. Decker was a dynamic leader, and replacing her will not be easy, Wheeler said. The chambers in very good shape, and weve been blessed to have her, he said. Decker is a Lake City native and graduate of Columbia High School. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Florida. She is the mother of two young daughters.Chamber chief leaving post DECKERContinued From 1A COU RTESYArtists rendition of the new Blanche.


3A WEDNESD AY, JUNE 6, 2018 HEALTH LAKE CITY REPORTER Congratulations Class of 2018! Minesh Patel, MD Board Certied IM Elizabeth Kathy Newman, ARNP Mary Goddeyne Kladde, ARNP Tony Lambert, PA-C Autumn Wood, PA-C Dr. Samara Podiatrist John Decerce, MD PA Neurology Physicians Imaging Valenzuela, MD, PA Ortho Beaches Rehab 386-754-DOCS (3627) APPT. IN 24 HRS. Accepting New Patients! 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This fuzzy fruit is so delicious in the summertime and I love putting slices in my ice water, or mixing some of it into fresh fruit salad. If youre allergic to kiwi, its more than likely from the kiwellin which is a tiny component of a protein called kisspar which naturally occurs in kiwi fruit. You might find this interesting if youre allergic to peanuts (or tree nuts) you might react badly to kiwi as well. A study in 2014 published in Allergy noted the cross-reactivity with kiwis and tree nuts. When you digest the fruit, it releases similar antigens causing a similar immune reaction. The allergic reactions from kiwi range from mild to severe. The little black seeds in kiwi do more than just get stuck in your teeth. They give you a small amount of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. An average kiwi has about 30 milligrams of alpha-linolenic acid. As you know, omega 3 fatty acids are important for your brain and your heart. Kiwi seeds also have a little bit of vitamin E which is needed for your skin, pancreas, heart, brain, liver and kidneys. Vitamin E actually protects your dopamine-producing neurons and thats good. It means that E can help stabilize your mood. Kiwi is a great source of natural vitamin C and A. It is a good source of natural folate, which helps with methylation, which then leads to breakdown of homocysteine. Its high in thiamin, and riboflavin which help your adrenal glands and your brain. Kiwi is a super juicy super food. Kiwi also offers some vitamin K (phylloquinone) and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. In this regard, its great for blood pressure and bones! The fleshy part green part gives you an added bonus of fiber which promotes smooth traffic through your colon (regularity) and simulate healthy probiotic growth! This brings me to my first kiwi perk IBS. 1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Kiwi has compounds in it that reduce activation of intestinal cells which ruin your gut. IBS creates a lot of inflammation in the gut. Basically, the results of a STUDY in Cellular Immunology found that kiwi could function medicinally as a fantastic anti-inflammatory for the gut. 2. Asthma and Wheezing Kiwi is rich in all kinds of antioxidants especially vitamin C which promotes collagen. Collagen is best known for joint health and anti-aging benefits. Its a surprise to most people that collagen is needed for healthy breathing. You see, collagen is needed for healthy connective tissue which is what your pulmonary system is made of. I think its a great way to reduce your risk of cold and flu, and improve symptoms of allergic rhinitis. There was a study published in Thorax that concluded how effective kiwi can be for wheezing. Essentially the kids who ate kiwi each day reported a reduction of wheezing by 44 percent compared to kids who did not eat any kiwi. The kiwi-consuming group also noticed fewer nocturnal coughing fits and runny noses. Im sure this is from some of the naturally-occurring proteins and enzymes in kiwi, as well as the high content of vitamin C which is a natural anti-histamine. Two regular kiwis (about a cup) offers over 160 mg of natural vitamin C. Kiwis contain about twice the amount of vitamin C compared to lemons and oranges. 3. Depression and PMS Melancholy Some foods are naturally high in serotonin and tomatoes are one of them. Kiwis have twice as much serotonin as tomatoes. Serotonin is a happy brain chemical that lifts mood, induces relaxation and boosts self esteem. People who are aggressive or hostile, or live in fight mode might be low in serotonin. There are MRI studies that suggest serotonin deficiency makes it more difficult for the prefrontal cortex of the brain to control emotional responses to issues that cause anger. Its possible to see these ups and downs in moods in people who are supported on SSRI therapy, perhaps they lash out, or become irritable. This reaction occurs because as the drug levels in their blood stream decline, their aggressiveness might increase until they take their next dose. It doesnt happen to everyone, and doesnt necessarily have to be consistent but its a possibility due to the peaks and troughs of their serotonin. Eating kiwis can essentially make a person feel more content because it acts as a natural fruit anti-depressant! You dont have to be concerned about eating the fruit while youre on antidepressant medication, theres not that much to cause an interaction. Serotonin is metabolized in the body to melatonin. Have you heard of that? Its released from your pineal gland in response to darkness. That leads me to my next kiwi perk 4. Sleep Serotonin converts in the body to melatonin and that makes you sleep. Eating kiwis can help you fall asleep faster, and sleep a little bit longer by virtue of the fact that it is high in serotonin, which your body converts to melatonin. So have an entire kiwi or two for desert at dinner time tonight, and see if you sleep better. Dont take it too close to bedtime because serotonin is stimulating, so its only going to act as a sedative a few hours later when the serotonin has broken down into melatonin. Studies have proven that poor sleep has something to do with poor levels of antioxidants. Kiwi is a superfood and contains compounds that fight oxidative damage, even to the extent that it might help a little bit with sleep apnea. Certainly, dont give up your CPAP mask, but why not eat a kiwi every day?! A STUDY published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition aimed to find out how kiwi impacted sleep patterns. They evaluated 24 people, mainly women aged 20 to 55; these participants ate 2 kiwifruit per day an hour before bedtime and did so each night for four weeks. The researchers looked at a lot of parameters such as the time the participants when to bed, total sleep time, waking time, how long it took them to fall asleep and more. They found out that every aspect of sleep quality improved between 5% and 42% depending on the parameter. Total sleep time and sleep efficiency were significantly increased (13.4% and 5.41%, respectively). 5. Stress Vitamin C is known to lower cortisol. Kiwis are high in vitamin C. This means better relaxation. Vitamin C increases dopamine formation, which makes you happier and more passionate. 6. Sex drive Vitamin C is a cofactor in a natural reaction that can increase testosterone levels in testicular leydig cells. This means that kiwis, which are loaded with vitamin C are great for fertility and libido. Make an aphrodisiac with kiwi to jump start the fun in your bedroom. 7. Your eyes Natural antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin are needed to support vision. Kiwi contains these special eye-loving nutrients. If youre suffering with glaucoma or cataracts, why not eat a kiwi today each day as part of your diet. 8. Respiratory Infections Kiwi contains carotenoids, vitamin C, polyphenols and dietary fiber which support your immune system. There was some RESEARCH published in Advances in Food and Nutrition Research in 2013. Compounds in kiwi were found to modulate the immune response in such a way that it reduced biomarkers of inflammation and oxidation. This means that animal in this study showed reduced severity of upper respiratory tract infections and the intake of kiwi worked better than vitamin C alone. I think its a great fruit to eat if you have suppressed immunity or chronic sinus or lung infections. 9. Anemia If youre iron deficient and supplementing with iron tablets, you can boost the amount of iron your body takes up with vitamin C containing fruits. This is why some physicians and pharmacists suggest drinking a little bit of orange juice with your supplement. The vitamin C dramatically boosts the absorption of the iron. Since kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C, you can eat a kiwi with any iron-rich meal (think steak or liver) or you can eat one with your daily iron supplement. Are you ready to start eating more kiwi? Its easy. Just peel and slice a kiwi and then put it on top of your salad, or eat it plain like you would an apple, or cut some into your yogurt in the morning. Kiwi is tart and sweet so its wonderful to include in your summer fruit salad or if youre adventurous, substitute kiwi for zucchini!Nine medical benefits of Kiwi fruitDEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Suzy Cohen is a Coloradobased pharmacist who got her start in Gainesville. 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On this date: In 1799, American politician and orator Patrick Henry died at Red Hill Plantation in Virginia. In 1844, the Young Mens Christian Association was founded in London. In 1925, Walter Percy Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corp. In 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened by Richard Hollingshead in New Jersey. (The movie shown was Wives Beware, starring Adolphe Menjou.) In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day as they began the liberation of German-occupied Western Europe. In 1966, James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration. In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. In 1977, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law imposing an automatic death sentence on defendants convicted of the first-degree murder of a police officer. In 1982, Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. In 1994, President Bill Clinton joined leaders from Americas World War II allies to mark the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Associated PressI used to watch Samantha Bee because her manic sort of meangirl humor appealed to me. (Im a manic sort of mean girl myself.) While I dont share her politics, I like her delivery and her sass, and the fact that shes Canadian is even more delightful, because who knew Canadians were funny? (Please dont email me about all the great Canadian comics. That was my mean-girl humor.) But after this weeks show, I wont be watching her ever again. Its my own private boycott, and wont involve the cancellation of major contracts and the loss of hundreds of jobs on an ABC sitcom, or diversity training at a franchise of coffee shops. But it will make me feel a little less dirty. This week, Bee made a major bumble and called Ivanka Trump a feckless c because Trump had the audacity to post an Instagram photo of herself with her youngest baby, Theodore, on Memorial Day weekend. Bee was upset that Ivanka could seem so tone deaf about loving her child when her dads administration was apparently separating children from their parents at the border. Now, you can disagree with President Trumps immigration policy. I do. I not only disagree, I am actively fighting along with other immigration lawyers to end it. While I understand the philosophy behind it, it is simply base inhumanity to separate children from adults and put them into foster care and detention centers. Those who, like me, are virulently opposed to abortion and call themselves pro-life would be hypocrites if they said they supported this draconian and cruel measure, But what you should not do is use your disagreement with government policy to slander a loving young mother who has the audacity to show how much she loves her child on social media. Samantha Bee is a darling of the evolved liberal set, the ones who talk about how much they care about human rights. But that doesnt give her, or any other progressive, carte blanche to slander Ivanka Trump. Ive been called the See You Next Tuesday word online and in emails, and while I dont really get upset anymore, it is always revelatory how little respect so-called progressives have for the women who disagree with them. And poor Ivanka didnt even say anything disagreeable. She just posted a lovely photo of her child, and the gates of hell opened up on social media. This brings me to Roseanne Barr, whose ABC show was canceled after the controversial actress posted a racist tweet. The difference between Bee and Barr? Barr was a flagship star on a big network. ABC was right to fire her, although I will miss the show and feel very sorry that many people who worked with her will now be unemployed. There is no excuse for what she said, Ambien or not. Bee, on the other hand, is on a late-night cable show, where you can say pretty much whatever you want within reason. You should not be able to say the things that Bee said and get a pass for being a feminist. No woman who attacks another mother the way that Bee did is a true feminist. If you cannot show respect to people with whom you disagree, and if you cant hold your fire when a young mother displays genuine affection for her child, you are the other c-word: Classless. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Wednesday, June 6, 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 ANOTHER VIEWWarning to the WestTo be a Venezuelan of a certain age is to have endured a staggering turn of fortune. Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America, measured by per capita GDP. It sits atop the worlds largest proven oil reserves, has copious arable land, and once boasted healthy government institutions and an educated population. That was then. Today, Venezuela is a country collapsing before our eyes, with horrific consequences for its people. The economist Benjamin Powell recently tallied up the sorry score: Inflation is running at about 18,000 percent (not a typo). There were 800,000 private businesses in 1998; today, there are 230,000. Hunger and poverty are rampant, with people trying to survive by eating rats and dogs. The average Venezuelan lost 24 pounds last year (after losing 19 the year before). Reliable data are hard to come by, but the International Monetary Fund estimates that the countrys GDP shrank by 17 percent last year alone. Crime has skyrocketed, and desperate Venezuelans are fleeing the country, creating a crisis in neighboring countries, including Colombia. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 5,000 Venezuelans leave every day. At that rate, 1.8 million people will depart this year. What happened? In 1998, Venezuela elected socialist strongman Hugo Chavez to be president. He did what militant socialists tend to do: Expropriate private industries, spend like a drunken sailor, and chase away private capital. For a while, the regime could get away with this, as oil prices were high. (About 95 percent of Venezuelas export revenues come from oil.) But after Chavez died in March 2013, oil prices tanked, and newly installed president Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver, found himself in a tricky situation. Mr. Maduro doubled down on Mr. Chavezs socialist policies. To make up for falling revenues, he simply printed money, leading to the ruinous inflation mentioned above. Now starved for foreign currency, Venezuela cant import anything, hence the grievous shortages of basics like medicine and toilet paper. Mr. Maduros price controls, meanwhile, ensure the few remaining private businesses dont stock necessary items they cant make any money on them. As is often the case, as economic liberties have withered, so have political freedoms. Venezuela, on May 20, held a sham election, one roundly condemned by the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and much of Latin America. Mr. Maduro won of course, taking more than twothirds of the vote. (Turnout was anemic, though, suggesting Venezuelans were too demoralized to participate in this sick joke.) But much of the opposition was barred from running. The National Electoral Council, which administers the elections, is packed with Maduro stooges. The media are safely under Mr. Maduros thumb. Following the election, the United States, Canada and others slapped sanctions on the regime. The U.S. banned buying Venezuelan debt. Thats a good thing; Mr. Maduro and the kleptocrats around him must have their avenues to corruption shut down. It is hard to see any path out of the peoples misery as long as the current regime holds power and pursues catastrophic policies. What has happened to Venezuela is a tragedy. It also serves as a sobering warning to the West about what results when freedoms and free markets are taken away, even for supposedly compassionate ends. Panama City News Herald Classless Samantha Bee LETTERS TO THE EDITORTake advantage of extended pool hoursTo the Editor: I would like to thank Columbia County School Superintendent Lex Carswell, Assistant Superintendent Todd Widergren and the Columbia County School Board for stepping outside of the box and extending the Aquatic Complex hours of operation. For those that do not use Facebook here are the hours of operation for your pool through the summer: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Lap Swimming Members; Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon-1 p.m., Aquatic Aerobics and Lap Swimming Members; Monday through Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. open to the public and from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. open to Monthly Members; Open Saturday to the public from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Aquatic Aerobics are also being offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m. Different monthly memberships are available. Inquire at the pool about them and the daily charges The pool is also open on some Sundays to the public from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Visit their Facebook page or call 386-755-8195 to verify Sunday openings. All hours of operation are subject to change due to weather, incidents, swim meet events or non participation of the extra hours. Swimming lessons begin June 11, so be sure to sign up your children or yourself for this very important learning lesson for all. The pool is also available for parties. Please contact them for more information Lake City, Columbia County this is your pool and these extra hours of operation are for you and up to you to take advantage of or lose them. If we utilize all that The Aquatic Complex has to offer it can lead to bigger and better things down the road. Drive by and take a look at your pool. Aquatic Director Pat Sibbernson has the pool sparkling clean and ready for use. I swim at other pools in the area and our pool is by far is the nicest and cleanest. Come on, Lake City, lets get swimming! George H. Hudson Jr. Lake City TODAY IN HISTORY Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Readers may send her email at Christine M.


WEDNESD AY, JUNE 6, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ W Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ W Free self-guided tours the last Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. visual art, live performance, and special events. Get started at 352-472-6032 1-800-TREES-00 AAA Budget Tree Service, LLC www.aaabudgettreeservice.comFriend Us On 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Friend Us On METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-61871-888-ROOF-USAwww.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong www.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Re-Roof Flat & CommercialCCC1325497 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. To submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Steve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARWednesdayVolunteers needed Community 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 onWednesdays 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 386758-2101.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.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.Haven seeks helpHaven is always seeking compassionate volunteers looking to give back and make a positive impact on their communities. There are many ways in which skills and a smile can make a difference by volunteering. Explore all of the possibilities at or by calling 386-752-9191 to speak with the volunteer coordinator.Free soil testingFree soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 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.ThursdayGeriActorsResidents 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.Bingo at American 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.FridayArt receptionThe Gateway Art Gallery invites the community to a Wine and Cheese Reception for the Featured Artist Carlene Heckmann, Friday June 8 from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at the Gallery Carlene is a multimedi artist her work include drawing, painting, jewelry making, sculpture and photography to mention a few of her talents. Plan to come to the free reception and bring a friend and share fellowship, food and drinks. and meet this very talented artist. The Gallery is located at 168 N. Marion Ave. in downtown Lake City. Call the Gallery for additional information at 7525229.COURTESY PHOTOSHonoring a lifetime, changing the guard The Lake City Garden Club installed new officers at their May meeting. Left to right: Installed by Genie Norman were Carol Stevens, President; Stephanie Griffith, 1st Vice President; Diane Walker, 2nd Vice President; Dorothy Colvin, Recording Secretary; Diane Feagle, Corresponding Secretary and Sharon Blanton, Treasurer (absent). These officers will serve from 2018-2020. Members wore hats to the meeting to honor their mothers and grandmothers. In years past, members would wear hats and gloves for meetings so just for fun, members donned their own creations and maybe started a new tradition for future Installation programs. Inset: Carol Stevens (right) presented a Lifetime membership to outgoing President JoAnn Torrans. OBITUARIES Sandra Graham WeatherfordSandra Graham Weatherford, 68 returned to her heavenly home on May 30, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and her Sandra was born on December 11, 1949 to the late Harry and Queenie Graham. She was the youngest of four children and lived in Lake City area all her life. She went to Columbia High School with the class of 1968 and attended Watertown Methodist Church. Before retirement, Ms. Weatherford was the Food and Beverage Manager at the Holiday Inn and most recently a CNA at Willowbrook Assisted Living. outdoor activities. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren (her little chicks) watching catcher for The Lake City Outlaw softball team for many years and loved cheering on the Florida State Seminoles. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 30 years Larry Weatherford; her children, Michael Paul Bullard, Ricky Harry Bullard, Larry Weatherford, Jr., Penny Roberts (Michael), Jenny Weatherford (David). Sandra will be fondgrandchildren; Taylor, Brenda, James, Hannah, Harry, Jordan, Mickie, Deidra, Bryan ChrisBrookelynn Dalarm, Andrew Roberts and Jessica Roberts, great grandchild Addison Faye; Richie Graham (Sally) and Earl Squirrel Graham (Linand several very close friends. Preceding her in death are nie Graham, grandson Daren Allan Ferris,her brother, Tony cial niece, Toni Lynn Graham. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 8, Methodist Church, with PasDoris Marie Hall WeaverDoris Marie Hall Weaver ior, Jesus Christ, Monday, June 4th. She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, March 22, 1929, always joking that she Visitation will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home in Macclenny, FL, with services to follow at 10. Graveside services will be held at 12 at Memorial Cemetery in Lake City. by her husband, Herbert Adams Weaver. She is survived by her daughter, Beulah Elizabeth Weaver Fountain, (Dr. Jonathan Fountain), granddaughters, Michelle Fountain Richardson (Clay Richardson) and three great grandchildren, son and Caleb Richardson. School, was a leader in many community and church activities, and relocated to Milton, FL to be near family in 1991. She moved with Beulah and family to Fleming Island in 2015 where tist Church. Doris loved laughexcellent seamstress and an encouragement to those whose lives she touched. She was a ma, who frequently referred to the last 25 years as icing on and looked forward to Heaven. Memorial donations may be made Homes. Additional details can be found at


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreCHOPPIN CHAMPSWOMENS COLLEGE WORLD SERIESQuail Heights golf camp is underway, 6B. PREP FOOTBALLBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comThis year the Tigers are looking to win it all while getting better as a team at the same time. Columbia will host todays regional qualifier with more than a handful of teams in attendance. Head coach Brian Allen says he isnt sure just how many teams will take the field tomorrow until registration is complete, but the FHS7v7 twitter account tweeted on Sunday that at least Buchholz, Bradford, Lafayette, Newberry and Vanguard will all go at it. The opportunity to get work, not only for my kids on offense but my defensive kids to see different looks, different formations and different players is going to be very good for us, Allen said. Weve been going after it against each other for the last six months so itll be real good to compete against other teams and other looks. All the teams will be guaranteed five games, with the first four games coming in pool play. Thatll determine seeding for BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia quarterback Jordan Smith scrambles up the field against Bartram Trail during the teams spring game on May 18. Tigers set to host 7v7 qualifierTIGERS continued on 6BCHS kicks off FHS7v7 regional qualifier this morning at 10 a.m.NCAA REGIONALSUF back in supersAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Jonah Girand homered for the third time in four games, helping overall No. 1 seed Florida beat Florida Atlantic 5-2 early Tuesday and advance to the NCAA super regionals. Girands two-run shot in the fourth off Jordan Poore (2-2) put the Gators ahead for the first time in two games against the Owls, who won the first one 7-4 to set up a winner-takeall finale. Jonathan India and Wil Dalton added back-to-back homers in the fifth off Vince Coletti, giving the defending national champions a little breathing room against the pitching-depleted Owls (43-19-1). Reliever Tommy Mace (5-0) GATORS continued on 2BFlorida defeated FAU 5-2 early Tuesday, will face Auburn next. SUE OGROCK/Associated PressFlorida State players pile on Meghan King, bottom right, after Florida State defeated Washington 8-3 in the second game of the best-ofthree championship series in the NCAA softball Womens College World Series to win the national title Tuesday in Oklahoma City. WOMENS CROSS COUNTRYFGC still looking for runners to fill out team rosterBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFlorida Gateway Colleges cross country team is set to begin its inaugural season this fall. The Lady Timberwolves, though, are still looking to finalize their 2018-2019 roster. First-year coach April Morse says the womens team still has several roster spots left to be filled as the new season fast approaches. Morse, who also coaches at Lake City Middle School, encourages any local talent whos interested in joining the team to contact her by phone at (386) 754-4227 or by email at With limited scholarships, Morse hopes to sign at least three more in coming NFL Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White HouseBy JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIREAssociated PressWASHINGTON Taking on the NFL and footballs Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief Celebration of America after it became clear most players werent going to show up. Both sides traded hot accusations about who was to blame. Trump tried to turn the fracas into a referendum on patriotism and tie it to the dispute over players who have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality. However, Eagles players never knelt during the Star-OLIVIER DOULIRY/Abaca Press/TNS Trump trades hot accusations with team as who was to blame.U.S. President Donald Trump par ticipates in a patriotism event titled Celebration of America after the cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles visit on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.Lady Timberwolves set to open inaugural season this August. MorseFGC continued on 2B EAGLES continued on 5B By CLIFF BRUNTAssociated PressOKLAHOMA CITY Pitcher Meghan King settled down after a rough start to complete a record-setting Womens College World Series, and Florida State beat Washington 8-3 on Tuesday night to claim its first national title. The Seminoles (58-12) won the best-of-three championship series 2-0. They lost their opener before winning six straight to become just the third team to come through the losers bracket and take the title. King broke a World Series record for lowest ERA among pitchers who threw at least 10 innings with a mark of 0.20. She earned four wins and a save in Oklahoma City while allowing just one earned run in 34 1/3 innings. King was on such a run that Florida States ace throughout the season, Kylee Hanson, never had to pitch in the championship series. Florida States Jessie Warren, who hit .520 in the World Series, was named most outstanding player. She went 3 for 4 with a homer on Tuesday. Washington (52-10), one of four Pac-12 teams to reach the World Series, was undefeated outside of the conference until the two losses to Florida State. The Huskies got the only earned run off King early. Taylor Van Zee led off the game with a single, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a bunt by Sis Bates. Washington then took advantage of an error, a passed ball and a double after miscommunication to take a 3-0 lead. Anna Shelnutt, who homered on Monday for the games only run, started the Seminoles rally with a two-out, two-run homer in the first. Florida State got more in the second when Elizabeth Mason singled and two runs scored with help from an error in right field. Warrens RBI single later in the inning pushed the Seminoles lead to 5-3. Masons two-run homer in the fourth made it 7-3, and Warren hit a solo shot in the same inning to make it 8-3.Florida State tops Washington 8-3 to win programs first national title. B1


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Angels OR Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs (joined in progress) NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ABC NBA Finals, Game 3, Golden State at ClevelandNBA FINALSWarriors 2, Cavaliers 0 (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Game 1: Golden State 124, Cleveland 114, OT Game 2: Golden State 122, Cleveland 103 Game 3: Wednesday, June 6 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Game 4: Friday, June 8 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Game 5: Monday, June 11 Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. x-Game 6: Thursday, June 14 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Game 7: Sunday, June 17 Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.STANLEY CUPWashington 3, Vegas 1 (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Game 1: Vegas 6, Washington 4 Game 2: Washington 3, Vegas 2 Game 3: Washington 3, Vegas 1 Game 4: Washington 6, Vegas 2 Game 5: Thursday, June 7 Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m. x-Game 6: Sunday, June 10 Vegas at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Game 7: Wednesday, June 13 Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m.Islanders Lamoriello fires teams coach, GMNEW YORK (AP) Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and naming himself the teams new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello announced the moves Tuesday that begin to reshape the organization in his image, two weeks to the day ownership said hed have full author ity over all hockey matters. Lamoriello left the Toronto Maple Leafs to run the Islanders and will begin the search for a new coach immediately. The Islanders missed the playoffs eight times in Snows 12 years as general manager, including the past two seasons. He has four years left on the contract he signed when Wang still owned the team.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 42 19 .689 New York 39 18 .684 1 T ampa Bay 28 31 .475 13 Toronto 26 34 .433 15 Baltimore 18 41 .305 23 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 31 28 .525 Detroit 29 33 .468 3 Minnesota 26 31 .456 4 K ansas City 21 39 .350 10 Chicago 19 39 .328 11 W est Division W L Pct GB Seattle 38 22 .633 Houston 37 25 .597 2 L os Angeles 33 28 .541 5 Oakland 31 30 .508 7 Texas 26 37 .413 13 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 35 25 .583 Washington 34 25 .576 Philadelphia 32 26 .552 2 New York 27 31 .466 7 Miami 21 39 .333 14 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 37 24 .607 Chicago 33 24 .579 2 S t. Louis 32 26 .667 3 Pittsburgh 30 30 .500 6 Cincinnati 21 40 .344 16 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 31 28 .525 Colorado 31 29 .517 L os Angeles 30 30 .500 1 S an Francisco 30 30 .500 1 S an Diego 28 34 .452 4 T uesdays Games Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 2, 1st game Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 2 Baltimore 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Boston 6, Detroit 0 Cleveland 3, Milwaukee 2 Colorado 9, Cincinnati 6 Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 3, 2nd game Texas 7, Oakland 4 Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 1 Seattle 7, Houston 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 4 Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Todays Games Tampa Bay at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 3:40 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.Scherzer strikes out 13, Nats defeat RaysWASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer struck out 13 in eight strong innings Tuesday in a 4-2 victory for the Washington Nationals over the Tampa Bay Rays to become the first 10-game winner in the majors. Washington first baseman Matt Adams solo homer to lead off the sec ond opened the scoring. Juan Soto then singled, moved to third on Michael A. Taylors single and slid under Wilson Ramos tag when first baseman C.J. Cron threw home on Wilmer Difos grounder. Soto and Difo were central to a fourth-inning rally. Two batters after Soto worked a walk, Difo tripled to right-center and made it 4-0 when he slid under Tampa Bay starter Nathan Eovaldis tag after a wild pitch. Eovaldi gave up four runs in five innings in his second start back from Tommy John surgery. The Rays also placed starting pitcher Chris Archer on the 10-day disabled list.MLB DRAFTtossed two scoreless innings for the win. Closer Michael Byrne got the final nine outs for his 15th save, sending Florida to its fourth consecutive super regional and 10th since 2004. The Gators (45-18) will host Auburn in a best-ofthree series that begins later this week, with a spot in the College World Series at stake. Florida is trying to become the seventh to repeat as CWS champs. Girand has boosted the teams chances. The junior catcher stepped in for injured captain JJ Schwarz (hand) in the regional and provided a huge spark at the bottom of the lineup. Two of his homers plated the go-ahead run in victories. GATORS Continued From 1Bweeks after receiving letters of intent from her daughter, Bridget Morse (Columbia), Christen Odum (Columbia) and Carmella Derringer (Branford). A couple other prospects, from Buchholz and Baker County High, took visits to FGC recently and Morse remains hopeful theyll commit. I feel like if we can get these five signed and ready to go by August, plus sign a couple more in a few weeks, we might place in the top-three ladies JUCO teams in the state, she said. Morse says recruitment hasnt been easy, trying to compete with Shorter College and Ivy League programs but nonetheless says the process has been exciting and fun. She was hired in February to head the program, which will compete as a Division I program in the National Junior College Athletic Association. The longtime coach comes to FGC after an illustrious cross country career at Eastern Oklahoma State College and University of North Florida. Shes been coaching cross country and track at LCMS since 2007. Womens cross country is one of two new sports being added to FGCs athletics lineup this year. Mens basketball also begins this fall. Both teams join volleyball and mens golf, which marked the schools reintroduction to athletics last year. FGC Continued From 1B Two more Gators get taken on day 2 of draftFrom staff reportsTwo more Florida Gators were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Draft. University of Florida senior catcher JJ Schwarz was selected in the eighth round by the Oakland Athletics while senior shortstop Deacon Liput was selected in the 10th round (314 overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The duo joined teammates Jonathan India (5th overall), Brady Singer (18th overall) and Jackson Kowar (33rd overall) after they all went in the first round last night, marking the first time in school history the Gators have had three players selected in the first round of the same MLB Draft. This is the third time the Schwarz has been drafted. Coming out of high school, he was selected by the Brewers in the 17th round in 2014 and in the 38th round by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017. Schwarz is in the top-10 all-time in games played, games started, at-bats, hits, runs scored, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, total bases, walks and sacrifice flies. He is the all-time program leader in games started (262) and sacrifice flies (24) while ranking second in games played (262), at-bats (970), runs batted in (235) and total bases (513). The Johnny Bench Award semifinalist has hit at a .300 clip over his four seasons in Gainesville amassing 49 home runs and 59 doubles. He was recently named a First Team All-SEC selection after posting a .325 batting average and 12 home runs to go along with a career-best .404 on-base percentage in 55 games played. Liput was drafted for the third time and its the second consecutive year the Dodgers have chosen him. Coming out of high school, he was selected by the Yankees in the 39th round in 2014 and in the 29th round by Los Angeles in 2017. Liput has been a fixture up the middle of the diamond since arriving in Gainesville. The Brooks Wallace Award semifinalist has played in 187 games while making 184 starts in his three seasons. Defensively, Liput is 12 assists away from entering the top-10 on the Gators career list at 510. The junior is currently on pace for a career year at the plate with a .286 average, eight home runs, 36 runs batted in and 43 runs scores. Liput was the final pick of day two of the draft. The remaining 30 rounds will take place tomorrow with rounds 11 set to begin at 12 p.m.Five Noles selected on second dayFlorida State catcher Cal Raleigh was the first Seminole to go off the board in the MLB Draft, selected in the third round (90th overall) by the Seattle Mariners Pitcher Cole Sands then went in the fifth round to the Minnesota Twins (154th overall), pitcher Andrew Karp was taken by the Washington Nationals in the sixth round (191st overall), outfielder Jackson Lueck was selected in the eighth round (242nd overall) by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Tyler Holton was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth round (279th overall).Justify draws No. 1 post for Triple try in Belmont StakesHORSE RACINGBy BETH HARRISAssociated PressNEW YORK (AP) Something Bob Baffert always dreads has come true ahead of the Belmont Stakes: Justify drew the No. 1 post for the colts bid to sweep the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was made the early 4-5 favorite in the 10-horse field for Saturdays race. Baffert is not a fan of the inside post for his horses, no matter what the race. I never do like to draw the rail, but my horses seem to live in it, he said Tuesday. We have it, we cant change it. Well deal with it. And history may be on Justifys side. Since 1905, a leading 23 horses have won from the No. 1 post. The last to win from there was Empire Maker in 2003 when he spoiled Funny Cides Triple Crown bid. He is so talented, I think he can dictate the race, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said of Justify. That is the thing that makes him very tough to beat. He can pick his spots. He is the key to how all of us run. Justify won the first two legs of the series from the No. 7 post. He ran on sloppy tracks both times and the forecast for Saturday calls for a 60 percent chance of rain. This time the No. 7 hole went to Tenfold. The colt was a fast-closing third in the Preakness and is 12-1 for the Belmont. Hofburg was made the 9-2 second choice. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the colt finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby and skipped the Preakness. The only other horses with single-digit odds are Preakness runner-up Bravazo and Vino Rosso, both at 8-1. Vino Rosso finished ninth in the Derby and didnt run in the Preakness. Baffert is seeking a second Triple Crown victory in four years. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought when he completed the sweep in 2015. He broke from the No. 1 post in the Preakness. In the 2010 Kentucky Derby, Baffert had the favorite with Lookin At Lucky, who broke from the No. 1 hole. The colt was pinned to the rail and had nowhere to go until a late run helped him finish sixth. He won the Preakness.


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Truth must be upheld to ensure long-term success. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are both active duty military. We have been mar ried for three years and have an 18-month-old daughter together. My husband is sweet, handsome and a great father. We got married very quickly, and I think thats where our problems began. He isnt good at communication or showing aection, which leaves me feeling lonely. is, on top of being separated several times due to the military, makes for a very shaky marriage. I have cheated on him with eight dierent people since our wedding. e aair I am most ashamed of was when I was pregnant with our daughter. Im currently in counseling, but Im still unable to curb my cravings. He always forgives me and allows us to continue being married. e problem is, I dont know if hes really the one for me. I know cheating is wrong and that Im not only hurting him, but my daughter as well. Should we divorce? Or should we continue trying to be together? We have talked about marriage counseling, but we are separated so much it makes it hard to get into a good groove. -IS HE THE ONE FOR ME? DEAR IS HE: Im glad youre in counseling because its where you need to be right now. e questions you are asking me are ones you should be raising with your therapist. Separation is part of a military marriage. I agree that for you and your husband to x whats wrong with your marriage, he will need to be present and accounted for. I do not think you should make any decision about divorce until he returns from his deployment. But I DO think that until hes back, if you cannot curb your cravings, you should take every precaution you can against STDs. D EAR ABBY: I divorced my wife eight years ago. But she still takes every opportunity to make me look bad in front of her family and mine. I met someone recently, and we care deeply for each other. ere are no marriage plans for the future, but I dont want to keep our relationship a secret. Im reluctant to tell the family about her because of the fallout it may create, and for fear that my son and daughter may prevent me from seeing my grandchildren. My new lady is 19 years my junior, which wont help the situation. I am at a loss about what to do. Can you help? -PANIC IN PITTSBURGH DEAR PANIC: Eight years aer your divorce it should surprise no one that you have nally met someone. Because your ex-wifes pattern of behavior all this time has been to try to make you look bad, your family should recognize it for what it is -the reaction of an unhappy and bitter woman who would probably do the same thing even if you entered a monastery. Live your life and dont let it be ruled by fear. You divorced your ex eight years ago, but fear is the ball and chain by which she still controls you. 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Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. 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 MLS100685 $143,900 4/2 freshly painted & new carpet, private backyard, wired for sec system. 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. 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Please inquire @(386) 7 5 2-44 88 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District III Bucky Nash invites all citizens 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 3BR/2.5 BA Pool 2 story Country Home 6 miles So o f Columbia City. $1500/mo, First and last plus $500 dep Smoke free No pets. 386-365-1171 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 The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors, wishes to announce a special called meeting to be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM, in the SVTA Board Room, 1907 Voyles St, SW, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 Agenda items: Approval of 2016/2017 Financial Audit Vehicle Purchase Lighting Upgrade to LED Office Enclosure Increase in Private Pay Fares 431417 June, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2018 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancies: Painter/Maintenance $15.87 per hr. plus benefits and S ign Shop Foreman $15.71 per hr. plus benefits. Application deadlines are June 12, 2018. Position Descriptions and Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FL 32055, (386) 719-2025, TDD (386)7582139, or online at An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. Temporary Farm Workers Wanted. Verifiable prior experience of 3 months or 480 hours required 08/01/2018 12/15/18. Rinehart Orchards, Smithsburg, MD, 21783. Tree pruning, frui t harvesting, and vegetable picking. $12.05 per hour. 40 hours a week, 3/4 guaranteed specified in 20CFR 655.122(i). Housing provided if not local. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site provided o r paid on completion of 50% work contract. 14 openings, apply for this job at the nearest State Work Force Agency using Job Listing MD829739, Washington County 1 Stoph Job Center, 14 North Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD, 21740. 301-393-8200. Fulltime or parttime childcare worker. Call 386-758-2368 Oak Dining Room set, complete, like new, light coloring, $800 352-317-6390 Lung Cancer? And Age 60+? You And Your Family May Be Entitled To Significant Cash Award. Call 855-259-0557 fo r Information. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. SAWMILLS from onl y $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N Installer/Carpenter. Experienced or we will train. Must be good with your hands. Possibility of some fun travel. Great Company. Growth Opportunities. Aaron 770-406-8175 Immediate hire part time van driver, 24-28hrs/wk, must have clean MVR & valid ins, must b e able to pass FDLE background & fingerprint. Benefits include sick, vacation & holiday pay. Email resume only 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 Full, part time, and summer positions available. Machine Operator-will train. Good, clean work environment, heated and air conditioned. Paid holidays, paid vacation, and bonuses, after 90 days. An American manufacturer and equal opportunity employer. Call Ascent Precision Gear Corp. in Jasper, FL: 386-792-3215. Immediate opening for part time truck drivers. Must have a valid commercial driver license with good driving record. Please apply at https://www.anderson s.html#op-252770-cdl-construc tion-driver DFW / EOE Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Position opening for a Laboratory Technician to perform technical work involving the testing of aggregates, cements, soils, asphalt and other materials. Please apply on line a t https://www.andersoncolumbi / EOE Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being dul y sworn, do hereby declare unde r oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on unde r the name of TURTLE JUNCTION, LLC, 15056 SW SR47, FORT WHITE, FL 32038 Contact Phone Number: (386) 4974153 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows: Name: JILL MOORE Extent of Interest: 100% 433481 June 6, 2018 YARD SALE 06/09/18; 8:00-1:00. Lots of items. Fair prices. Please no haggling. 256 SW Melba Glen Lake City, FL 32024 Irrigation inspection and repair, 25 yrs exp. Call Blankenship Irrigation at 386-365-4788 THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Is now accepting applications for a Licensed Practical Nurse. Starting Pay is $38,500 pe r year. Applications and a job description may be downloaded from our website at or picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri at the CCSO Operations Center located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Lake City, Florida. Position will remain open until filled. The CCSO is an EEO Employer. Notice is hereby given pe r Florida Statue 98.075: MARQUEZ L HENRY 576 SW Dexter Cir, #102 Lake City, FL 32025 RACHAEL R JOHNSON 755 SW Dexter Cir, #204 Lake City, FL 32025 THOMAS W KELLY JR 3822 NW Huntsboro St, #102 Lake City, FL 32055 SHERRY L PRINDLE 150 SE Faye Ln Lake City, FL 32025 GLENN F ROBERSON 539 SW Lamboy Cir Lake City, FL 32024 is potentially ineligible to b e registered to vote. Please respond within 30 days of publication of this notice by contacting the Supervisor of Elections Office at the address or phone number below. If no response is received within 30 days o f this publication, it may result in determination of ineligibility b y the supervisor and removal o f the registered voters name from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Lake City Reporter Elizabeth Liz P. Horne Columbia County Supervisor o f Elections 971 W. Duval Street, Suite 102 Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 758-1026 433894 June 6, 2018 Front Desk, customer services experience a plus, will train. Competitive wages. Individual must be responsible with good work history. Apply in person. NO CALLS. America's Bes t Value Inn of Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 UPSCALE RENTAL HOME New 3000sft 4BR/2.5BA Home for rent. 530 SW Rosemary, 32024. $2400/Mo. See Zillow for Photos. Call/Text (386) 867-3534 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District I Ron Williams invites all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. Themeeting will be held on June 19, 6pm at the Winfield Community Center located at 1324 NW Winfield St., Lake City, FL 434136 June 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 2018


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B 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 knowingl y accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspape r 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. 2BR/1.5BA 24'x54' DWMH on 2ac, well, 2 septic, wash shed $62,200 386-623-4346 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 underwa y in Mayfair, split plan 3/2, open kitchen to living area $194,900 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 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville 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 o f Ft White HS. Owner financing avail. $198,400 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98342 $1,100,000 21+ac tract west of Lake Cit y on US90, 4027sf bldg & 6461sf bldg Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $94,90 0 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t 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/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100394 $99,00 0 4/2 DWMH on 5ac in White Springs within walking dist o f Stephen Foster State Park. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 ca r garage. $167,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. 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. Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 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. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, 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. 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 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. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100434 $64,900 10 ac ready for your dream home, already has well, septic & power, cleared homesite. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 6500sf warehouse, 1000sf AC office/retail, 2 lg roll-up doors, 20608 CR 49, O'Brien 352-2151018 Owner financing $159,900 $5k down $1360/mo 4.5 acres on Lake Jeffrey Rd, gorgeous oaks, great area, site built homes only. Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $49,900. $513/mo 352-215-1018. www.LandOwnerFinancin g .com IN PRINT & ONLINE Spangled Banner, throughout the 2017 season and their march to the Super Bowl. The White House accused Eagles team members of pulling a political stunt and abandoning their fans by backing out at the last minute. Indeed, few apparently were going to come, though some expressed disappointment that theyd been disinvited and complained Trump was unfairly painting them as anti-American. Through it all, Trump appeared to revel in fanning the flames of a culture war that he believes revs up his political base. Trump had long been leery of the Eagles planned visit to the White House, in part because the teams owner, Jeffrey Lurie, has been a Trump critic, and because several players have been vocal critics of the leagues new policy that requires players to stand if theyre on the field during the national anthem or else stay in the locker room. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the team notified the White House last Thursday that 81 people, including players, coaches, managers and others would be attending the Super Bowl celebration. But she said the team got back in touch late Friday and tried to reschedule, citing the fact that many players would not be in attendance. The Eagles proposed a time when Trump would be overseas. Eagles officials declined comment on the White House version of events, sticking with a simple earlier statement: We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season. No one connected with the team said the players reluctance to attend had anything to do with the national anthem, as Trump tried to portray the situation. And comments by star players in the current pro basketball finals indicated its not about football. I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it wont be Golden State or Cleveland going, said LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. There was no disagreement from Stephen Curry, who angered Trump last year when he said he wouldnt go to the White House after the Warriors NBA triumph, leading the president to disinvite him and his team. Trump, furious about the small number of Eagles who were coming, scrapped Tuesdays visit, believing a low turnout would reflect poorly upon him. He had told aides last year he was embarrassed when Tom Brady, star quarterback of that seasons champion New England Patriots, opted to skip a White House visit. Instead, the president held what he dubbed a patriotic celebration that was short and spare. A military band and chorus delivered the StarSpangled Banner and God Bless America, with brief Trump remarks sandwiched in between. We love our country, we respect our flag and we always proudly stand for the national anthem, Trump said. The White House crowd of roughly 1,000, mostly dressed in business suits, was light on Pennsylvanians and heavy on administration and GOP Party officials. Several in attendance blamed the players, not the president, for torpedoing the Eagles event. John Killion, a lifelong Eagles fan who now lives in Florida and traveled to Washington to see his team, said he was devastated and infuriated by a breakdown he blamed on the Eagles owners. I waited my whole life for the Eagles to win the Super Bowl and they were going to be congratulated at the White House. And I dont really care who you like or dislike, it shouldnt be about that, he said. Bill Fey, a Republican state committeeman from southern New Jersey and an Eagles fan, called the decision a black eye as far as Im concerned with the NFL. I think that everyone should come to the White House. This is the peoples house. Still, he said, I think the Eagles did what they thought was necessary. I dont blame anyone. Trumps own patriotic event was not without its controversy. Following the playing of the anthem, a heckler shouted from the audience: Stop hiding behind the armed services and the national anthem! prompting boos. A Swedish reporter posted video of a man kneeling as the anthem was played. In a statement Monday, Trump placed the blame on Eagles players he said disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. Besides the fact that none of the Eagles had taken a knee during the anthem in 2017, defensive end Chris Long said the NFL anthem policy change and Trumps reaction to it were not even discussed by the players in meetings about making the visit. Those deciding to stay away had various reasons beyond Trumps opposition to the protests, including more general feelings of hostility toward the president, one official said. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who had planned to skip the ceremony to avoid being used as any kind of pawn, said in a statement that at the White House a decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military. Trump has long railed against the protests that began in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began silently kneeling on the sidelines during the anthem to raise awareness around racism and, specifically, the killing of black men by police. At a rally last September, Trump suggested NFL owners fire son of a bitch players who disrespect the flag by kneeling. As for politics, Trump believes the anthem controversy is a winning issue for him and was pleased that last months announcement of the leagues new policy returned it to the news, according to people familiar with the presidents thinking but not authorized to discuss private conversations. Even so, Trump made clear Tuesday he doesnt believe the policy goes far enough, tweeting: Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry! The president told one confidant Monday that he aims to revive the issue in the months leading up to the midterm elections, believing its return to the headlines will help Republicans win votes. Trumps attempt to drive a wedge between the team and its fervent fan base could have political consequences in Pennsylvania, which Trump won by just 44,000 votes in 2016. The politics are already playing out in the states Senate race, where Republican Rep. Lou Barletta is challenging Democratic incumbent Bob Casey. Barletta attended the White House ceremony sans Eagles, representing the proud Pennsylvanians who stand for our flag. Casey tweeted he would be skipping this political stunt at the White House and invited the Eagles on a tour of the Capitol instead. EAGLES Continued From 1BPRO TENNISDjokovic falters, Ceccchinato soars in French Open stunnerBy HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressPARIS It was difficult to discern which was less likely: that 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic would falter in his French Open quarterfinal or that Marco Cecchinato, who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once faced a possible ban for losing on purpose, would rise to the occasion. Either way, Tuesdays outcome was stunning. To both men. And to anyone watching. Djokovic, bothered by neck and leg problems, went from two sets down to the verge of forcing a fifth, but he frittered away good chances and in the end was beaten by the 72nd-ranked Cecchinato 6-3, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 7-6 (11) in a rollicking match filled with engaging exchanges and plenty of drama. A hard one to swallow, a glum Djokovic acknowledged during a brief news conference, in which he delivered clipped answers and said he might not play during the upcoming grass-court season. Cecchinato is the lowest-ranked French Open semifinalist in 19 years and the first Italian man to make it that far at any major in 40 years. The best moment of my life, Cecchinato said. Djokovic served for the fourth set at 5-3 I thought, Cecchinato would say, my Roland Garros was about to end but the 2016 French Open champion got broken. Djokovic then held three set points in the tiebreaker I saw ghosts, Cecchinato would joke but couldnt convert. A pity, Djokovic said. At 7-6 in the closing tiebreaker, he pushed a backhand long. At 8-7, Cecchinato ended a 20-stroke exchange with a swinging volley winner. At 9-8, Djokovic flubbed a forehand, knelt and clasped his hands together as if praying, then raised an index finger as if to plea, Let me have ONE of these! I had a lot of courage, especially toward the end of the tiebreaker, Cecchinato said. I was cool. Clearheaded. My heart was beating 1,000 mph. It wasnt easy. My hand was even shaking a little. Cecchinato (its pronounced cheh-key-NAHtoe) came through on his fourth match point, looping in a backhand return winner as Djokovic tried to surprise him with a serve-and-volley attempt. The 25-year-old Cecchinato dropped onto his back on the clay, then sat in his sideline chair, bowed his head and cried. Told in an on-court interview that he wasnt dreaming, Cecchinato responded: Are you sure? Consider that Cecchinato has never won a tour-level match on a surface other than red clay; as it is, he entered this season with a career record of 4-23 and entered this tournament with a Grand Slam record of 0-4. Then theres this: The 25-year-old from Sicily was suspended for 18 months and fined 40,000 euros (about $45,000) by his national federation in July 2016 for allegedly fixing a match by losing at a lower-tier Challenger event in Morocco a year earlier. Cecchinato appealed and, eventually, the Italian Olympic Committee announced that the sanctions were dropped on a technicality. He has declined to discuss the case in Paris. On Friday, Cecchinato will face No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria, who made it to his third consecutive French Open semifinal by beating No. 2 Alexander Zverev of Germany 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. As the score indicates, that was far less compelling, in part because Zverev felt pain in his left hamstring 10 minutes into the match and wound up having his leg taped by a trainer. Zverev was coming off a trio of wins that went five sets and, while still just 21, could not will his body to another comeback. Hes one of the fittest guys on tour, Thiem said, and even for him, its maybe even a little bit too tough to play three five-setters. In the womens quarterfinals, No. 10 Sloane Stephens beat No. 14 Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-3, 6-1, and No. 13 Madison Keys eliminated unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-4. Stephens beat Keys in the U.S. Open final last September, and Thursdays rematch will be the first all-American womens semifinal at the French Open since Serena Williams defeated Jennifer Capriati in 2002. NBAWarriors, Cavaliers wont go to White HouseBy TIM REYNOLDSAssociated PressCLEVELAND Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing players who werent planning on attending of abandoning their fans Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles. Im not surprised. Its typical of him, James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trumps decision to cancel. I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it wont be Golden State or Cleveland going. Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trumps subsequent revoking of the Warriors invitation. And every team thats won a championship since then has gone through that.


6B WEDNESD AY, JUNE 6, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM JUNE 8, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL JUNE 9, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL rfnftb nbfbftf rbf bfbf fr rfnftb nbf rbf bffbbrrf frfnftb nbfbftf rbf bbbb fr single game elimination, where Columbia went unscathed to win the qualifier in 2017. The winner of the qualifier heads to the state championship on June 26. FHS7v7 games work a lot differently than a normal football game. Besides the fact that there arent 11 players on each side of the ball, theres a 20-minute running clock with the last two minutes played as a regulation game with clock stoppages. Penalties, such as offsides and delay of game, also result in a loss of down. Take all of that into account and its no surprise that Allen doesnt put a ton of stock into evaluating his entire team based on 7v7 results. But he does put stock into teaching his kids at every chance he gets and he says today presents a great chance to do so as the Tigers look ahead to the 2018 season this fall. The opportunity to continue working with my kids from beginning in January all the way through the month of August when it gets real again is what I take a lot of stock in, the fact that the work continues, Allen said. Typically, as early as a month out of the season, youre right back. Especially for young guys and breaking in the starters, this time is tremendous for us to be successful in August. The teaching never stops, especially for the quarterback position. Speaking of the quarterback position, Allen says Jordan Smith has continued to impress during summer practices. Columbia has been going at it two days a week and even practiced Monday and Tuesday to prepare for todays qualifier, with Smith developing a solid relationship with top receivers T.J. Jones, Marquez Bell, Bobby Fulton and Jaden Williams. Smith, Jones, Bell and Fulton have 49 collegiate offers between them right now. Allen expects more to come this summer as they continue to go to more camps and develop more chemistry. One of the things Im seeing big time is our core receivers and quarterback are getting on the same page, Allen said. Im starting to see the anticipation from my quarterback, which is key and huge. My receivers are continuing to get better with things that were doing against coverages, running routes, getting in windows especially against zone coverages that theyre starting to recognize cover two, cover three, cover four and man from what a guys alignment iswere starting to do things that college guys are doing with our receiving core so its been good to see that continuation take place and itll roll right into our summer workouts which begin next week.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia receiver Jaden Williams evades the Bartram Trail defender during the teams spring game on May 18. TIGERS Continued From 1B COURTESY PHOTOS YOUTH GOLFQuail Heights golf camp is underway SEND US YOUR SPORTS PHOTOSIf your local sports team has photos of a recent tournament or event or you have photos of a recent hunting or shing trip, please let us know. Send details and/or photos via email to or ejackson@lakecityreporter. com to see you kids in our sports section. For more information, call 754-0421 or 754-0420.