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Title: Alachua County Today. June 21, 2007.
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Watson's contract extended to 2010

Pending lawsuit challenges dual roles


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Commissioners voted
unanimously Monday to adopt a revised
employment contract
with Alachua City
Manager Clovis Watson,
Jr. which extends the
contract by a year until
November 2010. The
move didn't go over well
with two people at
Watson Monday's meeting. Still,
many more than that stood up in the
audience in a show of support of the



Fire

department

remains

without

chief
By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS In spite of the
turmoil the High Springs Fire
Department has experienced in the
last couple of months, City Manager
Jim Drumm says he is pleased with
how the department and its
employees have maintained
professionalism during a most
difficult time that has seen the city's
fire chief resign.
Drumm said the firefighters have
exhibited dedication to High Springs
and its residents, along with giving an
all out effort to the department.
FIRE CHIEF on page A3


Crash claims


life of Keystone


Heights woman

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HAWTHORNE A Keystone
Heights woman is dead after a three
vehicle crash on U.S. 301 in
Hawthorne Friday morning.
Fifty-four-year-old Karen
Hodgerson was pronounced dead at
the scene after her 2000 Chevrolet
Blazer was involved in a collision
with two semi-trailers. Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) investigators

CRASH on page A7


contract revision and extension.
From the outset of discussions
Monday, Mayor Gib Coerper said, "The
city is a better place having Mr. Watson at
the helm as City Manager."
Some 15 people verbally supported the
contract extension, making comments in
support of Watson, as well as each of the
five city commissioners.
But activist Charles Grapski and
Michael Canney both opposed the contract
extension citing concerns, over Watson's
purported dual office holding. The matter
has become the subject of a lawsuit
brought by Grapski earlier this year.

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Grapski and Canney both contend that the
City is illegally employing Watson as both
a city manager and a police commissioner,
a violation of The Florida Constitution.
But Attorney Rod Smith, who helped
draft the initial contract with Watson,
argued that the contract complies with
provisions in State law and that Watson's
assignment as Police Commissioner is in
name only.
Smith also would not comment and
answer a litany of questions by Grapski
about related issues which will likely arise
in litigation.
WATSON on page A3


County bumps up


aas tax five cents


Senior citizen



voices need for



activities


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS -Alachua
County resident Barbara
Martin says she's disappointed
with the amount of activities
geared toward senior citizens in
High Springs and she intends to
make her point known.
Martin said she is' planning
to meet with officials in, the
City of Alachua to discuss how
that city deals with senior
activities. She mentioned she
will also be speaking to an
American Association of
Retired Persons (AARP) group
in' High Springs to get more
input on how to implement
more activities for seniors.
Martin said those meetings will
.provide an outline on the issue
once senior citizens eventually
voice their concerns to High
Springs City Commissioners.
Martin said she is
determined to speak to city
commissioners.
"We want to be on the
agenda," said the 70-year-old
Martin.
Even with the daily lunches
that are held at the High
Springs Civic Center along


with games of bingo, Martin.
said those activities are not--
enough. She wishes there were'
day trips seniors could take
similar to trips for Alachua
senior citizens. Several months
ago Alachua seniors took a day
trip to Cedar Key.
High Springs
Commissioner Larry Travis
agrees with Martin about the
lack of activities' geared
towards seniors in the area.
"We've not done enough
for our seniors," said Travis.
Since being elected as
commissioner in 2005, Travis
said he's made it a priority to
speak to seniors and hear their
concerns. He believes High':
Springs needs to set a goal to
help senior citizens and provide
them with activities. Travis
said High Springs should take
notice of the senior population
since more senior citizens are
moving into High Springs.
"We have a growing
number of seniors in our town,"
said Travis.
Travis is hopeful once the
old elementary school building

SENIORS on'pageA7


High Springs youth



showcase talents


BRYAN BOUKARUAlachua County Today
William Spivey of Perry, Florida pumps nearly $50 of gasoline into his SUV
Wednesday, the day after Alachua County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the
gas tax by five cents effective January 1, 2008.


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
GAINESVILLE With gas prices at
over $3 a gallon in most of Alachua
County, county residents will have to
shoulder the burden of paying even more at
the pump, starting next year, courtesy of
four Alachua County Commissioners


passing a five cent increase in the, county's
gas tax.
County commissioners voted four to
one on Tuesday for the increase.
Commissioner Lee Pinkoson was the lone
dissenter among commissioners. The tax,
which is presently at eight cents, will rise
tol2 cents January 1, 2008.
GAS TAX on page A6


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS It may
not have been "American Idol,"
but participants in last
Saturday's talent show in High
Springs were just as passionate
as contestants in the popular
television series.
James Paul Park in
downtown High Springs was
the site for the first annual
Summer Youth Talent Show
where participants sang,
performed comedy skits,
played musical instruments,
and even delivered athletic
performances. Event organizer
Sharon Yeago said the idea of


putting together a talent show
came from area children who
wanted to do something
creative on a community level.
According to Yeago, $700
was raised in cash and prizes to
organize the event, with the
funds coming from
sponsorships by local:
businesses. She added that the
youngsters who helped in
fundraising made the show
easy to organize.
"It was an easy thing to help
get started," said Yeago.
High Springs resident
Valerie Henry credits area
children for making the show a

TALENT on page AIO


Relocation of'Alachua Library


on schedule


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA With the
Alachua branch library ready
to close early next month due
to remodeling of the facility,
library officials are preparing
for a move to temporary
headquarters in downtown
Alachua.
The library will close its
doors on July 9 to start the
relocation process to the
interim location at 15100 NW
141st Street, which is the same
building the library occupied
prior to construction of the
current facilities which are
LIBRARY on page A6
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BRYAN BOUKARIUAlachua County Today
The City of Alachua's planning office once served as Alachua's
library and will again soon as it becomes the temporary site
while the current library is expanded. -.


Teeing off at Sports Fest


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA The Alachua Chamber of
Commerce raked in some $14,000 during its ;
17th Annual Sportsfest Golf Tournament at
Turkey Creek on Saturday. The annual event is
the hallmark fundraiser for the chamber which
has used the funds over the years to install air
conditioning, build pavilions and renovate
facilities at the Alachua Recreation Center and *
other city parks.
The Alachua Chamber of Commerce has p
raised well over a hundred thousand dollars in !
the last 17 years, nearly all of which has been i
used to improve the conditions of recreation
facilities in Alachua.
The tournament was sponsored by Dollar
General while Capital City Bank sponsored the
Shootout.
The 2007 Dollar General Sportsfest first place
gross winners were Bill Cross, Roger Mitzel,
Tony Garcia and Mike Jacobs. First place net


Special to Alachua County Today
winners were Doug Lanier, Melissa Zediker, Bob
Barnas and Larry Collison. The 2007 Capital
City Bank Shootout winners were Weston
Gallop, Christian Blanchet, Donnie Adams and
Travis Quinn.


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007




Community Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
mAlachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
NLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
xNewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


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MAlachua library expanding
Moving into temporary
facility
The Alachua Branch of the
Alachua County Library
District will close its doors on
July 9 and reopen on or before
July 30 at a temporary site to
make way for a construction
project that will double the
branch's size and add new
amenities to the facility.
Library materials, staff and
services will still be available to
the public at the temporary
library location, which was also
the branch's former building,
located in downtown Alachua at
15100 NW 141 Street. The
Alachua Branch will be keeping
the' same hours at the temporary
facility, which will have
wireless Internet access,
Internet computers, laptop
computers for in-house
checkout, books and other
library materials.
Patrons will also be able to
reserve materials and have them
sent to the temporary facility or
to another preferred library
location.
Although the temporary site
will not have meeting room
space or programs, the Alachua
Branch staff will be going out
into the community to provide
programs for children and
adults. The programming

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By Linda
Rice
Chapman
ERA Trend
Realty of
High Springs
The Alachua Chamber
of Commerce invites all
local businesses to join us
as we kick-off the new
chamber year 2007-8 under
the leadership of Don
James of Capital City
Bank. We are excited about,
our new president and his
enthusiasm for making this
a banner year for our group.
We are expanding and
have outgrown Cones-
toga's. Now Rick opens his
Fish House for us at noon
on the second Tuesday of
each month. (Exception:
We will meet July 10, due
to the holiday.) We have
great food and interesting
programs.
Join us also for
networking at our meetings
and mixers as we help each
other and you grow your
businesses. Get involved
and make new friends'
while helping your
community.
This past weekend we
held the 17th Annual
Sportsfest at Turkey Creek
Golf Club.
Upcoming events
include Trick or Treat on
Main Street with Scarecrow
Row and the Christmas
parade. Stop by our booth
on the 4th of July for maps,
area information and an
application to join our
group or visit the chamber
website at
www.alachua.com. Join us;
you will be glad you did!

Linda is a licensed attorney,
mediator and realtor Stop by ERA
Trend Realty 320 NE Santa Fe
Blvd, High Springs for area maps,
information and all your real estate
needs. Call 352-226-2432. Always
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schedule will be posted on the
ACLD web site.
For updates on the branch's
expansion plans and
programming schedule, please
call (386) 462-2592 or visit
www.aclib.us. For more
information, please contact
Dani Burrows at (352) 334-
3909 or dburrows@aclib.us.
UThe Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The
weekly meetings are held at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW
142 Terrace (Lions Club
Terrace). If you are interested
in becoming a member of the
Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-
462-7178. Lions are men and
women who volunteer their
time to humanitarian causes in
their local and world
community..
MArt at the Oaks Mall
festival, showcasing
outstanding area artists and fine
crafts persons, in the Dillard's
Court, Saturday and Sunday,
Aug. 18 and 19, during mall
hours. Produced by the
Gainesville Fine Arts
Association.
MElderCare of Alachua
County needs volunteers. Are
you able to spare two hours a
week to help Gainesville's
elderly? Volunteers are needed
to deliver Meals on Wheels to
frail elderly in Gainesville.
Lunchtime meals are delivered
Monday-Friday, own
transportation needed. Work
individually or in pairs. For
more information or to
volunteer contact ElderCare of
Alachua County at 352-265-
9040.
EFoundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith is proud to
serve the community as a host
site for food distribution by
The Gainesville Harvest. You
are welcome to come every
Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The church is located at 13220


NW 150 Avenue, Alachua. The
phone is 386-462-2549. Elder
Willie J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor.
*Help out the High Springs
Community School's 5th
Grade Butterfly and Hum-
mingbird garden with
donations from your gardens.
Contact John Fox, 5th Grade
Science teacher at
johnney5@windstream.net.
Community support in our
schools is an essential part of
our success as a community.
*High Springs Farmers
Market Volunteers Needed -
It's the busiest time of year for
the High Springs Farmers
Market and, of course, the
market has been busy with
grants and sponsorships,
establishing new programs like
the Community Garden,
Credit/Debit and EBT access
and more.
Folks are needed who can
donate an hour or two to help
with the market information
booth. The booth is open every
day that the market is operating
and people are needed to
distribute information, sign up
folks for market benefits and, in
general, become Market
Ambassadors.
Volunteers are needed for a
day, a week or a few hours'.
Please send an email to
sharon@yeago.net or call Leda
Carrero at 386-454-3346.
Help us help our
community! It's fun!
SCalling All Vendors for High
Springs 2nd Annual
Fireworks in the Park to be
celebrated on June 30. Not for
profit organizations welcome to
fundraise while having fun and
providing the crowd with food,
beverages, desserts, or your
organization's specialty. This is
an event that includes old
fashioned games such as a sack
race, egg. toss contest, and
bicycle decorating contest as
well as a fireworks show by Mr.
Fred Hilton and the Detonators.


.NOTICE BY-THE CITY OF HAWTHORNE
NI-DC.SHIP Informational Meeting at Citl Hall, 6700 SE
221st Street. Hawthorne. Florida on Wednesday. June 27, 2007
from 6- 8 p.m. This meeting will provide information to first time
homebuyers on who can be eligible for a mortgage. how, banks
qualify) homeowners. and who will benefit from down payment
assistance programs. First Time Homebuyers interested in
attending the SHIP classes should attend this meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a
person with disabilities needing any special accommodations to
participate in this meeting should contact the Office of the Cith
Manager, 6700 SE 22 1st Street. Hawthorne. FL 32640 Telephone
352-481-2432.


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Neighborhood Workshop will be held to discuss a Site Plan for
a private roadway/driveway and utility infrastructure. The
project site is t44 acres located along US 441, just west of
Sabine Manufacturing. The purpose of the Neighborhood
Workshop is to inform owners of nearby lands about the
proposed development process and receive comments.

The meeting will be held Friday, July 6"t, 2007, at 6:00 pm at'the
Swick House. The Swick House is located at 15010 NW 142"d
Terrace, Alachua, FL 32616, behind the new City Hall.


CONTACT:
PHONE:


Singers, bands or group are
needed to entertain the crowd
until the fireworks get
underway. Organizers and
judges are needed to help with
games and competitions.
For more information, visit
www.highspringsmainstreet.co
m. Applications will be
available for download from the
website or can be picked up at
the Main Street Project
Manager's office on 1st Avenue
in downtown High Springs.
*The High Springs New
Century Woman's Club
Summer Film Festival promises
to be informative, thought
provoking, nostalgic, and
exciting. Each movie evening
will include a pot-luck supper
beginning at 6 p.m. All these
activities are open to the public,
at no charge. The films will start
at 7 p.m. and will be shown on
the big screen on stage.
Donations will be accepted to
help defray the cost of air
conditioning. The following
films will be shown:
Friday, June 22, starring
Ronald Coleman and Jane
Wyatt in the classic, "Lost
Horizon." This newly restored
1937 winner of two Academy
Awards, shows the enchanted
paradise of Shangri-La, where
time stands still.
Friday, July 6, "Beyond the
,Bar Code: The Local Food
Revolution," presented by
Michael Pollan, a New York
Times writer and author of the
best-selling, The Omnivore's
Dilemma. He cites a study from
University of Michigan that
says, "20-percent of our fossil-
fuel consumption is going to
feed ourselves." The film
depicts the profound societal
transformation underway that is
irrevocably changing the way
we grow, purchase and eat our
food.
Friday, Aug. 3, "The
Illusionist," starring Paul
Giamatti, Edward Norton, and
Jessica Biel. Unlock the
mysteries of this most spell
binding film that conjures an
exhilarating, blend of suspense,
romance, and mind-bending
twists... a film that "teases you
until the very end."
Friday, Aug. 24, "How
SMushrooms Can Help Save the
World," presented by Dr. Paul
Stamets, a biologist, mycologist
and author of Mycelium
Running. He reveals
astonishing evidence -of how
nature's solutions surpass our
conception of what's possible to
radically restore ecosystems
and human health.
For more information, call
386-454-3609.
*Call for Sponsors National
Dog Day Celebration in High
Springs is looking for sponsors.
Sponsorship packages go from
$25 to $500 with more
advertising and participation
level with each level of
sponsorship.
National Dog Day is being
presented by Graceworks
Community Outreach and the
Alachua County Humane
Society; please visit the website


at www.NationalDogDay.com.
The celebration will be held
on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the High
Springs Recreation Center
complex from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Show your support for our
canine companions and sign up
for a sponsorship package. Call
*Scott at Graceworks at 386-853-
0194 or Bernie, event
coordinator at 386-853-0114 for
more information.
EThe SFHS Class of 1987 is
looking for individuals to help
organize their 20th year class
reunion. If you are a member
of the SFHS Class of 1987 and
are interested, please contact us
at sfhsl987@yahoo.com or call
Stella Burnham at 352-317-
0686.
*Wanted: Santa Fe High
School Class of 1977. Plan
now to attend the 30th Reunion
Celebration on Saturday, June
30, 2007, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvre,
live music and fun. The reunion
will be held at Emerald's'
Thornebrook Village,
Gainesville. Your reward is a
fun-filled evening? Don't miss
this once in a lifetime party!
For more details and to order
your tickets, go to www.SFHS
1977.com or call 386-0454-
1071.
*VPK registration for
summer and school year
.programs Registration for
Florida's free early education
program, Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten is ongoing at the
Early Learning Coalition of
Alachua County (ELC).
The VPK summer program
offers children 300 hours ofpre-
kindergarten curriculum taught
by instructors holding a
minimum of a BA or BS degree.
The VPK school year program
is 540 hours. School year
instructors must hold a Child
Development Associate (CDA)
or equivalent.
Registration is simple. You
may come to the ELC office at
4424 NW 13th Street from 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Just bring a copy bring
a copy of your child's birth
certificate, social security
number, photo ID and proof of
your current Florida physical
address.
VPK is available through
private and faith-based child
care centers, family child care
homes, and the School Board of
Alachua County.
For more information
regarding the Voluntary
Prekindergarten program in
Alachua County, contact the
Coalition at: 375-4110, or visit
www.elcalachua.org.
mU.S. Victory Museum will be
open on Independence Day,
July 4. The museum is located
within the historic 1890 Archer
City Hall, 17079 SW 138 Lane,
Archer. It houses memorabilia
from WWI, WWII, and the
Korean War; along with other
historic artifacts. It is dedicated
to the sailors, soldiers and
airmen who served and
defended our great country. For
additional information, call
352-495-9339.



"Spirit of


High


Springs"


postponed

Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS The
Spirit of High Springs, a
spiritual music festival,
scheduled for Saturday, June
23 has been postponed until
September.
The Seasonal Saturday
Farmers Markets will be open
for business as usual on that
day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


with live entertainment,
locally' produced produce,
plants, baked goods, honey,
and other healthy products.
For more information, please !'
call 386-454-3950.


Gerry Dedenbach, AICP
(352) 331-1976


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City of High Springs

Plan Board Workshop

When: Thursday, June 21st

Where: Commission Chambers, City Hall

Time: To start at 6:30 p.m.


Topic to Be Discussed:


Urban Service Boundary element
of the Comprehensive Plan Update
(Pub.: June 14 & 21, 2007)






ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007 Aj
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Bland Community Families of


Alachua, Florida, Inc. completes the


Ogden Elementary School project


Special to Alachua County Today


Bland Community Families of Alachua,
Florida, Inc. received the Florida Humanities
Council Mini Grant in 2005 to authenticate the
history of the former Ogden Elementary School,
with the goal of erecting a historical marker.
As a result of the grant work, a Bland
Community/Ogden Elementary School, double
sided marker, has been completed. The marker is


sponsored by the Alachua County Historical
Commission.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend the
Unveiling Ceremony which will be held at the
corer of CR 241 and NW 278 Avenue. The
ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2007
at 2 p.m. by Bland Community Families of
Alachua, Florida, Incorporated.
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Engagement


E'antan ew ie

Gary and Cindy Blanton of
High Springs are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Ashley Jo Blanton to
Kenneth James Crosier, son of i.
Aubrey and Coralena Crosier of "..
Alachua. Ashley and Kenny are
both graduates of Santa Fe High '
School. Ashley is currently
employed by Campus Credit''
Union and Kenny is employed by
State Plastering Company. *
The wedding is planned for ,
September 2007.


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"The firefighters responded
professionally and gave their all
to the department," said
Drumm on Monday.
The High Springs Fire
Department has been in a state
of flux since a State Fire
Marshal's investigation
uncovered violations allegedly
committed by Jewell .during a
fire training session held earlier
this year. High Springs
conducted an internal
investigation in response to the
Fire Marshal's findings after
Drumm placed Jewell on leave
of absence in April. The city
investigation included
numerous interviews of fire
department personnel and
indicated that Jewell had
violated safety procedures, as
well as a misuse of funds, and
other related violations.
Jewell resigned from his
post two weeks ago in a letter to
Drumm.
According to Drumm major
repairs have been done recently
to fire equipment along with
refurbishing the inside of the
fire station. Drumm added that
fire code manuals were updated
as well to keep up with the
latest codes. "They need tools
to their job. It's our
responsibility to help them,"


llingham: Drumm supportive of

'e department


said Drumm referring to city
firefighters, adding that major
repairs of fire equipment have
boosted the morale of the fire
department and its employees.
The two investigations and
the subsequent resignation of
Jewell means that Drumm has
been keeping a closer eye on
the fire department. One
change that's been recently put
into effect by Drumm is having
fire department employees list
any outside employment.
During the course of the
investigation it was discovered
that Jewell used city payroll to
pay fire department firefighters
working at a private race. track
in Gainesville where Jewell
was a paid .emergency
supervisor. Also, it was
revealed Jewell misused public
funds by having fire department
staff to conduct fire plan
reviews with Gilchrist County.
Drumm said there has been
no formal action in appointing
an interim fire chief.
Previously ,Drumm said he
would like to name a permanent
fire chief within the next 90
days. He mentioned he will be
looking at the fire department's
budget closely during the
search.
High Springs Fire


Department Lieutenant Bruce
Gillingham said the changes the
department experienced was a
challenge.
"It was a stressful time to
sort through and wade through
'what was going on," said
Gillingham.
Even with the difficult
period the department faced
Gillingham said firefighters
kept their heads high and
consulted with one another.
Gillingham, who has worked
for the department .for the last
11 years and has served as
Command Lieutenant since
Drumm placed Jewell on leave
of absence, said there is a sense
of normalcy at the department
since the conclusion of the
investigations.
Gillingham said Drumm's
open door policy has been
beneficial to personnel. "He's
really been supportive of us,"
said Gillingham.
When asked about Drumm
keeping a closer eye on the fire
department, Gillingham said its
part of Drumm's job to monitor
all city departments.
"Ultimately he's
responsible for all parts of the
city," said Gillingham.
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Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS, June 21,
2007 Lending a hand to help
combat neuromuscular disease,
ERA Trend Realty of High
Springs will sponsor a "Jail and
Bail" at 320 NE Santa Fe
Boulevard in High Springs on
June 21, 2007 to raise funds for
the Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA).
On Thursday, June 21, various
citizens of High Springs and
Alachua will be "arrested" and
transported to the ERA Trend
Realty office. They will be
brought before the "Magistrate,"
Her Honor Joan Williams, where
"bail" will be set according to the
charges brought before the court.
The prisoner will be permitted to
call friends and family in an effort
to raise enough pledges and


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donations to bond out of jail.
While "incarcerated," the
prisoner will be permitted to
partake of "bread and water" to
give them strength to accomplish
their release.
ERA has been affiliated with
MDA for 30 years. This year the
goal for the franchise as a whole
is to raise $2,000,000. As a part of
this fundraising most of the ERA
Trend Realty agents donate a
portion of each closing
commission to help find a cure for
Muscular Dystrophy and this year
is adding "Jail and Bail" in an
effort to "HOME in on a cure.",
"Sponsoring this Jail and Bail
is just one more way that we can
show our support for MDA and
the important work it does for
those with neuromuscular
diseases," said Linda Chapman,


does


realtor. "Every contribution, no
matter how small, can make all
the difference in helping
researchers to find a cure."
The Jail and Bail is one of
hundreds of events organized by
ERA real estate rhembers
nationwide to benefit MDA.
Since 1977, ERA brokers and
sales associates have collectively
raised more than $30 million to
fund research and provide
services to help the more than one
million Americans affected by
neuromuscular diseases. The sole
corporate sponsor of MDA from
the real estate industry, ERA Real.
Estate is among the top corporate
contributors to the organization:
each year.


City offAlachiua

8th Annualfuly 4th Cee6bration
The City of Alachua is currently accepting VENDOR APPLICATIONS for the July 4th
2007 Celebration. We welcome any and all businesses or organizations interested in setting
up a booth for the event food, crafts, non-profits, or informational just to name a few.
Estimated attendance for this year's event is approximately 10,000 people!
The celebration will be Wednesday, July 4th, 12 noon until 10 p.m. at the Hal Brady
Recreation Center, 14300 NW 146 Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615 (fireworks display
beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m.).
BOOTH FEES: Without power $40; With power $55; With power & water $65
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, June 27th at 4:30 p.m.
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Commissioner Bonnie Burgess said, "When
the litigation has concluded and the smoke clears,
I will still support this contract."
As in the original contract, Watson would be
allowed to return to his previous position in the
Police Department should the commission choose
to terminate his contract as City Manager. That
provision was stipulated so that contributions
could continue to be made to Watson's high-risk
retirement fund. Additionally, prior to Watson's
hiring in 2002, the city had gone through several
city managers in only a few years, adding to
speculation that the city manager's tenure might
be short lived.
Among those speaking on Watson's behalf
were some people who had questioned if he was
the right person for the job when selected in 2002.
A host of city employees voiced their support
for the contract extension including Human
Resources Director Traci Cain who had initially
left her position when Watson was hired, but later
returned. Police Chief Robert Jemigan, who once
promoted Watson as his deputy chief and now
works under Watson, also stood squarely behind
Watson. Several residents also urged
commissioners to extend Watson's contract.
Cain asked everyone who wished to see
Watson's contract extended to stand, prompting
the vast majority of people in the room to stand.
Commissioner James Lewis reflected on


Watson's hiring saying, "I was the only
commissioner not to vote for Mr. Watson to be
our city manager.
"It took me about two months to realize what
a mistake I made."
Commissioner Jean Calderwood noted that
she was not on the commission at the time
Watson was hired as City Manager. Calderwood
said she reviewed model cify manager contracts
which were similar to Alachua's.
"I tried to do my homework on this particular
extension.
"And feel very comfortable that we are going
in the right direction," Calderwood said.
The revision and extension adopted by
commissioners Monday essentially combined the
terms of a contract with had been amended three
times over the last five years. The contract does
not include a raise for Watson except for a cost of
living adjustment which is given to all
employees.
The extension raises the question of Watson's
goals beyond the city of Alachua. In an interview
Wednesday, Watson said, "I am grateful this
commission has extended my contract into 2010
and this is where my heart is.
"I also recognize that every two weeks, the
commission meets and could choose to terminate
my employment at any time."
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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007


Obituary


Shirley Ann Odato

Shirley Ann Odato of Lake
City died Thursday, June 14,
2007 at her residence. She was
71.
Mrs. Odato had been a
resident of the area for the past
35 years coming from
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She
loved to spend time with her
animals. She was a member of
St. Madeleine's Catholic
Church.
Survivors include her
husband, David Odato of Lake
City; son, James (Dawn) Odato
of Lake City; adopted daughter,


Terri Gutschee of Lake City;
and four grandchildren.
The funeral mass was
conducted at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20,. 2007 in
St. Madeleine's Catholic
Church with Father Ed Murphy
officiating. Flowers for the
altar were appreciated.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Evans-Carter
Funeral Home, High Springs.
Obituaries: The obituaries inthis
section are considered news and
are published free of charge by
Alachua County Today.
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Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Spirit


Spiritual and supematural gifts
have created controversy throughout
the ages, controversy found in the
church today because of the mystery
surrounding the meaning of
Pentecost. It troubled the church in
Corinth during the first century. Saint
Paul wrote a letter to the church
explaining the mystery of
Pentecost--the descent of the Holy
Spirit--to them. Why would it be any
different today?
Some might say, "It has been
2000 years since St Paul addressed
this problem in his letter to the
Corinthians, so the church has had
time to leam and grow." However,
because of the importance of
Pentecost, the event in which the
Spirit descended in fulfillment of
Christ's promise, there was an
opportunity to turn this occasion into
strife, division, and controversy.
Commonly heard are stories of
families that have experienced the
same controversies when dividing up
the estate left to them by their parents.
What was meant to bless became an
occasion for resentment and fighting.
And so it is with the gift of the Holy


Spirit who was sent to
unite and build up the
Body of Christ.
This is not a
theological, but a
relational problem,
today. And since it is a
relational problem, it is
very practical and
especially important for
us to understand.
Problems in the church
today, including the
meaning of Pentecost,
reveal a greater
commitment to a
system of theology,
than to the Lord of
theology the One in
whom theology has its
purpose and its


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Church, Gainesville.
A parish of the
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Church


meaning. Once we realize that it is
God's Spirit we strive against rather
than 'what we think about God'
Spirit,' we can begin to understand
what Pentecost is all about.
For example, there are endless
debates about the ideas and actions of
important figures inAmerican history,
e.g., George Washington. But, would


such books need to be
written debating the
person of George
Washington if he were
with us today, sharing
himself and his
thoughts?
There is a
theological category
called pneuma-
tology-the study of
the Holy Spirit Would
this really be necessary
if theologians and
dogmaticians took the
time to know Him
personally-or better
yet, to live in
fellowship, with Him,
rather than to debate
the fine points about


Him? Probably not
Like the Pharisees, who debated
the meaning of Scripture with the
very author of Holy Scripture, Jesus
Christ, we can become trapped in the
same dangerous sea of error and
confusion if we neglect to
acknowledge the truth, simply
because it does not conform to what-


we think the truth should be.
The Church has been divided on
matters of music, dress, glossy
brochures, Holy Spirit dove, and
other matters which are imagined as
the very definition of "spirituality."
Meanwhile, neglecting to recognize
that the gift of the Holy Spirit is the
self-giving of God, Himself not
something we manufactured or that
God took out of a treasure chest in
heaven in order to bless a few
privileged Christians.
Today, if we leam nothing else,
we must come to understand that the
Spirit was not given to us for the
commercial marketing success of the
church. Also, He was not given to
establish an elite society within the
church. The Holy Spirit was given to
bring us into the fellowship of Divine
Life.
What many have failed to
understand is that the workings of this


relationship are as personal and
individual as every person and family.
The Spirit does not erase the identities
of church members. Throughout the
ages there have been those who have
maintained that the Holy Spirit
reveals Himself in exactly the same
way to each person. They believe that
the one experience, as they know it, is
the pattern for all experiences. ;Ifthis
were true, we would see the Holy
Spirit erasing all personality in order
to create a church of clones that speak
the same words, sing to the same tune,
pray with the same emotions, and
exist in the emptiness of feigned joy.
God is forever the same; He does
not bypass our unique individual
personalities in revealing Himself to
us. Truth remains unchanging as God
is Himself unchanging, but He
created us, each one, with our own
body, fingerprint, and personality
because true relationship means there


must be the freedom to be self-giving
with our heart, soul, mind, and
strength. This uniqueness is essential
to our existence and fellowship with
God. Ifwe take away the uniqueness
from God's creation, we must also
extract uniqueness from the Creator,
leaving a religion to believe in rather
than the God who is in personal
relationship withkis creation.
The gift of the Holy Spirit then is
our engagement into the fellowship of
life which comes from God and is
also shared with us. It is the self-
giving act of God who immerses us in
who He is, while leaving intact our
own identity. The truth, is, that you
either commune with God or you
resist communion. By the nature of
who we are and who God is, this
communion is an act of the grace of
God, but it requires an act of will on
our part. This is the freedom to love.
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Join us at these local events


mIt's time for Vacation Bible School
at First Baptist Church Alachua.
This year there will be huddling up for
Gameday Central. The kick off is
Saturday, June 16 at 10 am. Gameday
Central will be from June 17-22 from
6-8:30 pm. June 22 willbe a special
family night Call 386-462-1337 for
more information.
MHague Baptist Church is holding a
sing featuring Cavaliers Quartet on
Saturday, June 23 at 7 pn. The sing is
free but a love offering is taken. For
information, contact Fred or Lillian
Owens at 386-462-2795.
a"Follow the Christ" District
Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses
will be held Friday, June 29 through
Sunday, July 1 at the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center
The convention theme will
develop what the Bible teaches at. 1
Peter 2:21, a key text focusing on the
need for Christians to follow closely the
model that Jesus Christ left, and will


encourage people to apply Jesus'
teachings in their daily life.
The convention is on Friday, June
29 and Saturday, June 30 from 9:20
am. to 5:05 p.m. and Sunday, July 1
9:20 am. to 4:10 p.m.
All convention sessions are open to
the public and are free. No collection is
ever taken.
For more information call Tony
Fowler at 352-949-3884
*North Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church is presenting "The Spirit of
America," Sunday, July 1. It is an
Inspirational Choir Tribute to America.
At 9:30 am. will be breakfast and
Sunday School with "The Spirit of
America" starting at 10:45 am. There
will be a special tribute and prayer for
our armed forces and country. The
church is located at 25330 NW County
Road 239, Alachua, (1/4 mile north of
CR 236 and 239 intersection). For
information call Pastor Gardner 386-
462-3317.


*Miracle Word of Faith Ministries,
Inc. is holding a revival, "God's
Mighty Women," Evangelist
Gwendolyn Rentz, Light of Life
Ministry, College Park, Georgia and
Pastor Dr. Alford Troy, Thursday
through Saturday, July 5, 6, and 7 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. The church is
located at 3809-A East University
Avenue, Gainesville, 352-379-4888.
Pastors Dr. Donald L. Kelly and Dr.
Prophetess Queen E. Home-Kelly.
*Foundation Chapel Church of
God by Faith is proud to serve the'
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to come
every Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 am
The church is located at 13220 NW
150 Avenue, Alachua. The phone is
386462-2549. Elder Willie J.
McKnight, Sr., Pastor
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located three miles north ofAlachua on
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Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th-Avenue.
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
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First United Methodist
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14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 a.m. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc

HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OF CHRIST
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
highspringscofc@alltel.net
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 7 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
386-462-3390 e 18105 NW262Avenue

PASSAGE Ministries
"'Reaching people where they are...
And receiving them as they are...
Pastor George Dix, Jr.
Praise & Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
Bible Study/Prayer:. Wednesday 7 p.m.
PASSAGE Family Church
,2020 NE 15 Street Gainesville
(352) 514-7047


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SAparih ofthe Christian EpiscopalChurch
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
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Fellowship Church
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Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30.a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
HWY 441 between Alachua & High Springs
386-454-1700
www.FellowshipOnline.org

First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11 a.m.,
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m.
Church offers transportation to & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255


New St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
13800 NE 158th Avenue, Alachua 32616
Rev. Daniel H. McNish, Pastor
Phone & FAX (386) 462-7129
Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 am.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study


St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church


Anglican Tradition
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
(386) 454-9812


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Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry -All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 am.Worship 10:30 am.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. V. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
www.clfbest.org

First Baptist Church
of Alachua
Impacting Lives for Christ
Sunday: Small Group Bible
Study 9:30 a.m.,
Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm.
HWY235 SouthAlachua 462-1337

Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 pm.; Tuesday: YSB 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150thAvenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549


North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386)462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. EdwinA. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 am.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
Worship,10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
pan.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 p.m.; Weds. Bible Study 7 pn.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
i & Helping Hands.
Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
VVOF)S OF ENCOURAGEMENT 386462-8454
Pastor Mik Lee


Calvary Baptist Church
Independent
Hwy 441 1-1/2 miles South ofAlachua
Sunday 10 am., 11 am. & 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Verse by Verse Preaching
Traditional Christian Music
Pastor Marty Basinger (386) 462-2966


CHRIST'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
... seeking the Lord as He
wills to be found ...
323 S.W. County Road 778
High Springs; Florida 32643
(386) 454-1845
www.anglican-fellowship.org
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.


Corinth Baptist Church Cornerstone
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry 'BaptistChurch
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers Baptist Church I
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510 Wednesday Church 7-8 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Moming Sunday School 10 a.m.
Worship 11am., Evening Worship 7 p.m. Sunday Church 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner Sunday Discipleship 5 p.m.
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m. Sunday Church 6-7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. Pastor: Marc Pargo (386) 497-3106
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m. Meet at Ft. White Community Center

First Presbyterian
Church List your Place of
of AlachuaWorhi
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street here
(386) 462-1549 Call (386) 462-3355
SundaySchool 9 a.m., Worship Service for more information.
10 a.m. Nursery provided.information.
www.firstpresalachua.org

Grace Community Church (PCA) Hare Krishna Temple
ANew Church in WesternAlachua County Intemational Society for Krishna
Pastor Ty Keys. Consciousness (ISKCON)
22405 W.Newberry Road in Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
Milam Funeral Home's Chapel A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
(352) 472-9500 3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Worship: Sunday 9 am.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Lifting Up meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace feast. Open to the public. (386) 462-2017

Legacy baptist Church Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
rl ir.lj, ,, ;l. ~ The Alachua Women's 1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
__. Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua Locatedon Hwy 27 across frm Tunblemania
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am Tues.: Bible Study 7 p.m:;
Church Service- 10:30 am Tues.: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.;
Li ;..,hlk W S ,d,',6:30 pm Sun.: Hour of Power 9 a.m., Sunday
PastorJohn Jeg an (386),454-5529 m School 10 a.m., Services 11 a.m.
Pastor John Jeigan (3 5 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Evening Services 4 p.n.
Swww.legacybaptistchurch.org Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169

Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
of il Children's Chu;ch 11:30 a.m.
SWednesday:
Assembly ofGod Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 am. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.4 2.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 pm.,
Sunday 7:30 am., 11:30 am., 6 p.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., other weekdays at 8:30 am.
Confession Hours: Saturday 4-5 p.m.;
Sunday 10:30-11 am., 5:30-6 p.m.
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
(386) 454-2358


S. Service Times
/ } Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
J J J Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
S4 .1 L C H U R C H Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Seating Lies Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
IPh tie Tri of 386-454-1563
Gwio 's ord." www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


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GAS TAX:
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Alachua County and Gainesville get

lion's share of tax revenue


Pinkoson could not be
reached for comment on
Wednesday afternoon.
S The money from the
increase will be used for road
improvements and surfacing a
few unpaved roads. In addition,
funds will be used to add
bicycle and pedestrian facilities
in Alachua County.
According to Alachua
County spokesperson Mark
Sexton, the increase in the gas
tax is an important variable to
diversify revenue in the county.
He said the five cent increase
will give much needed attention
to county roads and
infrastructure. He said one of
the reasons the commission
voted on the gas tax increase is
to alleviate the county's
dependence on property taxes.


Sexton said the commission
thought the increase in tax was
equitable for all county
residents.
"They feel like it's a fair'
way to do it," said Sexton.
Sexton pointed out that 52-
percent of funds from the tax
will go to the county, while
Gainesville will garner 38-
percent. Meanwhile, 10-
percent will be divided among
the smaller.municipalities in the
county such as High Springs,
Newberry, Alachua, and other
areas. Sexton said the reason
Gainesville is getting such a
large portion of tax money is
because of the many motorists
that travel on Gainesville roads
on a daily basis.
Even with Alachua County
and Gainesville getting the


biggest slice of the gas tax pie,
Sexton said the revenues are
being divvied up fairly.
"This Commission believes
it's a fair split," said Sexton.
According to Alachua
County, the City of Alachua
will receive $103,578 in
revenue, while $47,231 will be
given to Archer. High Springs
will collect $116,000 in
revenues, while Newberry will
garner $69,000.
Alachua County
Commissioner Paula Delaney
said all communities in the
county will be able to use their
money for road improvements.
"Each community will have
the ability to do
improvements," said Delaney.
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LIBRARY:
Continued from page Al


Some library services to be scaled back


scheduled for remodeling. The temporary library
will open its doors to patrons on July 30 and all
library services will remain at the downtown
facility for eight to eleven months.
Alachua Branch Manager Caryl McKeller
said library staff will start sorting through
materials next week.
"The staff here will be going shelf by shelf,
starting next week, to designate the less popular
materials,' which will go into storage for the
duration of the construction," said McKeller.
"The rest of the collection will be moved to the
temporary location so that our patrons will have
materials to check out during the eight to twelve
months of construction."
According to McKeller, services offered by


the library will be scaled back during the time
they are housed at the temporary location.
While the library branch currently has eight
computers available for public use, that number
is likely to be cut in half because of space
constraints at the temporary facility. Wireless
internet access will be available at the interim site
for anyone wishing to use the service with a
laptop.
Size will nearly double when the library
moves back to its current location in 2008. There
will be 11,000 square feet of room and the branch
will have an early learning center, teen room,
reading courtyard, and drive-through pickup
window.
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Alachua County animal rescue



groups need your help!


Special to Alachua County Today
Alachua County Animal
Services (352-264-6870), our
county animal control facility is
significantly overcrowded.
Area rescue groups have
done everything that they can to
transfer animals that are facing
euthanasia. The Humane
Society of Alachua County
(352-373-5855) has transferred
over 25 animals from the
shelter in the past 48 hours,
leaving them with no more
room for additional animals
until currently housed animals
are adopted or fostered.
The Humane Society of
Alachua County needs adopters
and/or fosters for dogs, cats,
and kittens. Even a two-three
month commitment to foster
adult cats or kittens will help us
make it through "kitten season"
without losing healthy cats and
kittens to euthanasia due to


overcrowding. We also
continually need dog fosters as
well.
Alachua County Animal
Services does not have an
active foster program however
they desperately need
adopters.! Cats and dogs that
are part of the "New Hope"
program are only $25 to adopt,
these are animals that have been
in the shelter for more than 21
days and are at the highest risk
for euthanasia.
Whether you can adopt or
foster please consider helping
the rescue community today,
before we lose.healthy animals
to euthanasia due to
overcrowding.
The partners of Maddie's
Pet Rqscue Project (Humane
Society of Alachua County,
Alachua County Animal
Services, Puppy Hill Farms,
Haile's Angels, Helping Hands


Pet Rescue, Gainesville Pet
Rescue) are in year six of a
grant that guarantees every
healthy animal will be adopted.
If even a single healthy animal
is euthanized we have failed in
our commitment to the animals
within Alachua County.
We need the help of the
entire community to save every
healthy animal. Please contact
one of the above referenced
rescue groups today; foster,
adopt, volunteer, or sponsor a
.pet in need.
For more information on the
partners of Maddie's Pet
Rescue please go to
www.maddiespetrescueofalach
ua.org. To help the Humane
Society of Alachua County
.please go to
www.alachuahumane.org.
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CITY OF ALACHUA JULY 4TH CELEBRATION 2007

at Hal Brady Rec Center, Wed., July 4


ACTIVITIES FROM 12 NOON 10 P.M.
Kidz Corner Live Entertainment
Rib Eating Contest Shana Banana
* Home Run Derby BMX Bike Stunt Shows
FIREWORKS BEGIN AT 9:30 P.M.


Vendor Opportunities: Any and all businesses or organizations interested in setting
up a booth for the event food, crafts, non-profits or informational to name a few,
are welcome to rent 10'x15' booths. Without power $40, With power $55, With power
& water $65. Application deadline: June 27,2007. For additional information
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Burroughs: Drivers need to be vigilant
during summer months


say Hodgerson had no traces of alcohol or
drugs in her system at the time of the
accident.
According to investigators the crash
occurred at approximately 9:22 a.m. when a
semi-trailer driven by 49-year-old David
Sweet of Starke was traveling in the
northbound lane of U.S. 301 when Sweet's
Vehicle drifted into the grass median of the
highway onto the southbound lane. Sweet's
vehicle crashed into another semi-trailer
driven by 26-year-old Eric Anderson of
Box Elder, South Dakota and into
Hodgerson's Blazer.
Anderson suffered no injuries, while
Sweat was treated for non-life threatening
injuries at an area medical facility. The


vehicle Sweat was driving had an estimated
$30,000. in damages. Investigators said
Anderson's vehicle had an estimated
$10,000 worth of damages. According to
the FHP all three drivers were wearing
seatbelts at the time of the accident.
FHP spokesperson Mike Burroughs said
his agency is still looking into reasons why
Friday morning's crash occurred. "It's too
early to speculate because there is so much
information into play," said Burroughs. He
said investigators look at possible driver's
error, distraction from an outside source,
and mechanical problems when
investigating. Burroughs added that FHP is
trying to determine what caused Sweet to
go into the southbound lane and if any


drugs, alcohol, or medical reasons were
involved before attempting to press
charges.
"That's the phase were in at this point,"
said Burroughs.
Burroughs said the FHP is attempting to
educate motorists that even the smallest of
mistakes can lead to a fatal crash. He urges
drivers to be vigilant when driving during
the summer because of the high volume of
traffic that is standard for this time of year.
Burroughs said it's key that motorists are
not distracted and to create a safe zone
around other drivers who are using the
road.
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Drumm: High Springs not a traditional retirement
community


that sits between High Springs City Hall and the High Springs
Police Department opens it will accommodate the needs of senior
citizens and any related activities.
High Springs Parks and Recreation Board member Suzie Clark
said the board is willing to hear the concerns of senior citizens.
"We're open for suggestions and rearing to go," said Clark.
Clark agrees with Travis that the elementary school should be
utilized for senior citizens. She said the building would be perfect
for seniors to play cards or have blood tests and cholesterol
screenings.
Clark said trips for seniors would be beneficial to the senior
population in High Springs. Clark said when she lived in
Rochester, New York seniors from the area would often go on trips
to Toronto and Buffalo. She said she wants seniors in High Springs
to have the same experience.
High Springs City Manager Jim Drumm said senior citizen


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concerns have been discussed among officials who attended the
city's annual retreat and there has been discussion about senior
programs. Drumm said High Springs has not been a traditional
retirement community, and-pointed out that most seniors who live
in High Springs have lived in the area all their lives.
High Springs Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Bratcher said
there were shuffleboard activities in High Springs over a decade
ago, but only infrequently. Bratcher said senior residents can
currently participate in a senior walking group that meets daily.
Bratcher said his department welcomes comments from
seniors, but wants more of an idea of what they want.
"I'm all for helping them, but I don't know what they want to
do," said Bratcher.
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2006 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER ..$18,795

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ELLEN B. BOUKARI
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Alachua County Today
is dedicated to reporting
news and events relevant
to all citizens of the
Heartland Communities.
Above all, the staff is
dedicated to policies of
fairness and. objectivity,
and to avoiding what is
sometimes characterized as
"agenda journalism."
Alachua County Today
is not a Republican
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Democratic paper. Nor is it
a liberal or conservative
paper.
Alachua County Today
is a newspaper dedicated
to: (1) balanced reporting
of news and events
relevant to the community,
and (2) reporting on all
significant social,
economic and political
issues and problems that
the staff believes should be
of concern to our readers.


A worthy investment


After several years in the making and
$7 million, Alachua's new municipal
complex now stands with grandeur
along NW 142nd Terrace. The cost of
the facility has been criticized as an
example of gross overspending.
Meanwhile, the magnificent City Hall building totaling
24,000 square feet has also been acclaimed by many as
architecturally sound and a good investment.
The Alachua County Today editorial board agrees
with the latter conclusion for reasons beyond aesthetics.
A community's City Hall is more than just a place
where the local government- operates. City Halls are
places where communities connect, deliberate and
make decisions for the future. Utility bills are paid,
plans and permits are filed and commissions meet at
City Hall.
In Alachua, City Hall is all of these things and
more. It is a landmark.
This government facility represents Alachua's own
vision. What the commission and ultimately the
citizens are willing to invest in City Hall speaks
volumes about the community's expectations for other
development. And Alachua's City Hall sets a standard
by which to judge and gauge other new construction.
The new City Hall is unarguably one of Alachua's
finest structures, It has become a crown jewel among
the many fantastic buildings in the area. With timeless
characteristics, the entire municipal complex will be as
attractive in'a hundred years as it is today. This modem
city hall fits well in Alachua among the city's great
investments such as recreation and attracting a
diversified tax base.
While the municipal complex is aesthetically
appealing, it is also just as practical. Perhaps most
important to the citizenry are the city's new
commission chambers. With theatre-style'seating for


127 people and much improved acoustics and audio
visual equipment, attending long commission meetings
will be a bit more comfortable.
The entire municipal complex is loaded with
features and amenities that should serve to improve the
city's level of service to its citizens. A drive-through
window will make utility payments more convenient.
Public records access can be obtained from dedicated
computer terminals in the lobby. A diesel-powered
electricity generator atop a 2,000 gallon diesel tank will
'keep both City Hall and the Police Station operational
for several days should it be necessary during outages
and storms.
.Some may argue that the City could have achieved
similar space considerations for a lower cost. They're
right, but not practical. Alachua's old City Hall is an
example of a facility which likely served its purpose for
a short time, but has since come to be thought of as
unappealing, uncomfortable and undesirable. It didn't
have adequate meeting space and the floor plan limited
office configurations. Alachua did not need to re-invent
the wheel by duplicating the old City Hall with a
simply larger version of the same.
Any presumptions that City Hall is outfitted with
ostentatious furnishings are dead wrong. With few
exceptions, office furniture throughout the new building
is either recycled from the old City Hall or is modest.
City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr., Administrative
Service Director Frank Sodek, III and the City of
Alachua commission also wisely chose to invest an
additional,$300,000 of the public's money to build out
but not finish an additional 2,750 square feet on the
second floor. The cost of adding the needed space in
the future would likely have been upwards of $1
million:
Over the course of many years, Alachua's leaders
and citizens contemplated possibilities from adding


Rome and home


There is an adage that states that
"those who don't learn from history are
doomed to repeat it."
I've used that phrase quite a few
times to defend the importance of
history against friends of mine who
can't stand the subject.
In fact, the identity, morality, and
future of our nation-even of our
world-are resting on how well we
have learned and applied our history
lessons.
To illustrate that point, it is prudent
to briefly consider the fate of the
Roman Republic since it represents
one of the few governments in history
which the United States can currently
relate to: it, like the U.S., existed for a
while as the only dominant political
power in the world.
Since the Cold War ended in the
early 1990s with the collapse of the
Soviet Union, the U.S. has been the
only 'superpower" on the world stage.
Likewise, the Roman Republic became
the only superpower in the
Mediterranean world when it defeated
the Carthaginian Empire during the
Punic Wars which ended around 150
BC.
Like Rome, the U.S. found itself
with a large, established military in the
wake of its victory. The end of World
War II and the presence of the Soviet,
threat had caused the U.S. to maintain'
a larger permanent military, while


Rome gave way to standing armies not
long after the Punic Wars.
Rome would use its armies to
further expand its territory over the
next few hundred years. Julius Caesar
gained dictatorial power via the
military, and the Roman Republic was
voluntarily abolished by the people
under his successor,
Octavian, and formed into an
Empire. Rome's continued -
expansion would eventually
cause the society's collapse,
as its borders became too .
large for its army to protect;
the many enemies it created
slowly eroded the nation's
boundaries; and its citizenry r
became uninterested in being
involved in government.
I don't think the U.S. is
following Rome's exact
path, as we are uninterested AV
in expanding our borders, but DAV
I am concerned that aspects Tod
of our military could lead to
negative results. Let me be clear in
saying I am a huge supporter of our
armed forces and soldiers, and I am not
talking about military power in terms
of political takeovers or coup d'etats.
My concerns are the same as those of
former President Dwight Eisenhower.
Eisenhower understood the
potential dangers presented by the
buildup of American military power.


Ironic for the general who commanded
Allied forces at D-Day before winning
the presidency. Some of his famous
words from his farewell address warn
against the changing times he oversaw:
"Our military organization today bears
little relation to that known by any of
mi predecessors in peacetime, or


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indeed by' the
fighting men of
World War II or
Korea...Until the
latest of our world
conflicts, the United
States had no
a r m a m e n t s
industry...we have
been compelled to
create a; permanent
armaments industry
of vast
proportions...We
annually spend on
military security
more than the net
income of all United


States corporations...we must not fail
to comprehend its grave implications.
"In the councils of government, we
must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought
or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the
disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
"We must n\ ver let the weight of


floors on the old City Hall to renovating the Swick
House. One of the options was impossible, and the
other would have left the city well behind the eight ball.
It was after all other alternatives had been ruled out that
commissioners opted to construct the multi-million
dollar municipal complex.
Alachua County Today applauds the City of Alachua
and its community leaders for having foresight beyond
five years when considering the type of investment to
make in a City Hall. We believe that Alachua's new
City Hall will also be outgrown by city government as
this area continues to prosper. Still, we would venture
to say the facility will remain as the focal point for
public affairs, the commission and the City Manager's
office for generations.
It should be noted that the Veterans' Memorial in
front of City Hall was appropriately unveiled on
Memorial Day and we hope it leaves a lasting mark on
the lives of all those who go to City Hall. The
memorial represents the soul of Alachua in honoring
veterans who have forged the way and protected that
which allows citizens to build a community a facility
such as Alachua's City Hall.
While the price tag for the City Hall was indeed
hefty, the oft-quoted $7 million is misleading. The full
$7 million included the cost of just City Hall, a new
and much need Police Station and a contingency fund.
The City of Alachua can thank its own citizenry, staff
and commission for having the wisdom to look
generations ahead When considering the type of
investment to make.
Alachua County Today regards construction of the
municipal complex as a natural progression for a city
on the move. Alachua's new City Hall is a worthy
investment and will pay dividends for many years. The
City Hall facility is one of which all can and should be
.proud.


this combination endanger our liberties
or democratic-processes...Only an
alert and knowledgeable citizenry can
compel the proper meshing of the huge
industrial and military machinery of
defense with our peaceful methods and
goals so that security and liberty may
prosper together."
I am concerned that the armaments
industry has too much power, as
Eisenhower feared may happen. Vice
Admiral Jack Shanahan (USN, Ret.)
shares those fears.
In his recent article titled
"Confronting the Military-Industrial
Complex," Shanahan claims that
Congress doesn't prevent the funding
of tens of billions of dollars of weapons
we don't need out of fear of being
labeled as "weak on defense." He said
that, "For decades, defense analysts
from both political parties have agreed
that the Pentagon wastes tens of
billions of dollars. Some, like the
libertarian CATO Institute, have put
the figure for defense waste at over
$100 billion...[we are funding]
obsolete Cold War weapons systems,
like the F-22 fighter jet, designed to.
counter a Soviet plane that was never
built."
Shanahan further states that by
reallocating $60 billion wasted by the
Pentagon, we could "provide health
insurance for all uninsured kiAs at
home; feed six million kids who die of


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starvation abroad; retrain a quarter
million workers who've lost their jobs
here; re-build America's crumbling
public schools over 10 years; augment
our country's Homeland Security
Budget; boost research into renewable
energy to rid us of our dependence on
foreign oil in 10 years; and boost
funding for veterans' health and
medical research" every year with $5
billion left over,
As citizens of this nation, we need
to voice our concerns about our
government's wasteful spending and
consolidation of armament corporate
power to our elected officials. I
support a strong military, but too high a
percentage of the current funds our
government spends for military
purposes is wasted and strengthens the
power of corporations. As the Romans
once selected the easy way out by
allowing a single person to control
their government, I am concerned we
may be inadvertently allowing fear to
persuade us that we need more
protection than we really do, which
leads to increased and unnecessary
funding for the defense industry. The
result could be corporations gaining
too much influence and power over our
government.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007 AY
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POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective Dany
Lloyd
.On Saturday, June 16, 2007 at
approximately 5 a.m., an
armed suspect, described as a
black male, kicked in the door
at 14016 NW. 158 Ave, a
residence in Alachua. The
suspect fired the gun at a
person inside of the house.
The suspect fled the scene in a
dark colored vehicle. Anyone
with information is asked to
contact :he Criminal
Investigation Division of the


Alachua Police Department at
386-462-1396.
Wanted Person
Apprehended
*Apollonia Robinson, 19-
year-old Alachua resident. w'as
arrested Friday. June 15. 20"07
for an outstanding Alachua
Counts Warrant The warrant
was issued for Violation of
Probation' Traffic Violation
and held a bond of $266 cash
or $3.000 surety.
*Jamie. Bokor. 23-\ear-old
Deltona resident. \was arrested
Monday. June 18. 2007 for an
outstanding Volusia County
Warrant. The \warrant was


issued for Violation of
Probation/ Reckless Driving
and held a bond of $1,500.
*William Lennon, 40-year-
old Alachua resident, was
arrested Monday, June 18,
2007 for an outstanding
Alachua County Warrant. The
warrant was issued for Fraud-
Insufficient Funds and held a
bond of $5,000.-
Drir ing with a Suspended
License
*Jimmy Blake. 63- ear-old
Ft. Lauderdale resident, was
arrested Thursday. June 14.
2007 for Dri\ing with a
Suspended and Expired


License. A traffic stop 'was
conducted on a Aehicle dr\ien
by Blake for an inoperati\e
brake light. A driver's license
check revealed that Blake's
license had expired in 1984
and was suspended in 1999 for
child support delinquencty.
*Fredrick Walker. 30-.ear-
old.High Springs resident, was
arrested Tuesda\. June 19.
2007 for Driving with a
Suspended license. A traffic
stop %\as conducted on a
vehicle driven by Walker for a
traffic violation. The officer
obser ed Walker change
places ,with the passenger of
the vehicle. A dri her's license
check revealed that Walker's
Florida License was
suspended 16' times and


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many of the actions needed to


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parents work every day to keep numerous steps required can risk of suffering a home injury
their loved ones safe, research seem daunting for families to fatality, perhaps because many
shows that, millions of maintain. To create a truly safe children spend more time in the
unnecessary and largely haven, families must take a home than any other location.
preventable injuries to children comprehensive approach to Fires and bums are the leading
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at home. For more information
and for tips on how to prevent
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Merriex
Black Male,
3/24/81
5'08", 150 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of a
Weapon by
Convicted Felon


Gregory
Green
Black Male,
12/5/88
6'00", 140 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
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Green
Black Male,
3/5/78
5'11", 165 Ibs
Black Hair,
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Currently
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Possession of
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than 20 grams


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9/24/87
6'03", 165 Ibs
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Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
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Resisting Arrest
w/out Violence


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Lamar Pace
Black Male,
06/25/87
5'07", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drugs with
Intent to Sell,
Possession of
Marijuana


Eddie James
Durant
Black Male,
4/27/59
5'09", 210 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Cocaine,
Trespassing


Alonzo
Curtis Gaither
Black Male,
03/13/79
5'11", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Cocaine
Possession,
Possession of
Marijuana,
Resist without
Violence


Vernon
Maxwell
Black Male,
9/12/65
6'04", 188 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


Tommy Lee
Porter
Black Male,
02/21/46
5'09", 210 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sex Offender
Violation-Fail to
Register as
Required


Rashard
Cornelius
Joshua
Black Male,
10/19/85
5'09", 145 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand Theft


Erick
Fischer-
Black Male,
04/04/77
6'04", 250 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Neglect,
Welfare Fraud,
Resisting Arrest
without Violence
x2, and 2 Writs of
Bodily
Attachment


Archie D.
Gilliam
Black Male,
12/03/80
6'01", 180 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Fraud: Fail to
Redeliver
Leased Property


Terisa M.
Hussain
White Female,
2/21/1964
5'05", 125 lbs
Brown'Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


Shandell
Charese
Lundy
Black Female,
6/27/1982
5'07", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order


David Braxton
Beard
White Male,
2/9/1980
5'10", 185 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of a
Controlled Substance
w/o Presaiption;
Possession of
Marijuana with intent
to sell; Manufacture
and Distribution of
Imitation Drugs


Cellestine A.
James
Black Female,
8/7/1962
5'00", 200 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Petit Theft


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revoked 3 times
Obtaining Food iith the
Intent to Defraud
*Fieona Long. 20- ear-old
Gainest ille resident, and
Dominique Duncan. 19-year-
old Gaines\ille resident. were
arrested Mondaj. June 18.
2007 for Obtaining Food \\ith
the Intent to Defraud. Long
and Duncan \ ent to
Conestoga's Restaurant and
ordered approximately} $40
worth of food. When the\
finished eating. Long and
Duncan left without paying.
The women were located by
officers approximately
30minutes later.
Aggravated Battery/ Batter)y
on a Law Enforcement
Officer


*Sonya Williams. 40-year-old
Alachus resident, \was arrested
Tuesday. June 19. 2007 for
Aggra% ated Battern and
Batter on a La'w Enforcement
Officer. The \ictim. a relative
of Williams. stated that during
an argument. Williams pressed
a hot curling iron against her
neck and chest. At the police
station. Williams struggled
\with the officers and twice
used her bod\ to shoe the
officers, in an anempt to knock
them don.
Burglary and Theft of
Firearms
*Johnnie Neloms. 20-year-old
Alachua resident, was arrested
Tuesday, June 19. 2007 for
burglarN and the theft of
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Positive reviews for first annual talent show


Tiffany Conrow expresses her singing talents at
Summer Youth Talent Show. Tiffany, nine, placed
category with the song "Jesus takes the wheel."


DAN REID/Alachua County Today
the first annual High Springs
third in the ages six to eleven


DAN REID/Alachua County Today
Ten-year-old Marquis Nelson showcases his keyboarding talent at last Saturday's
Youth Talent Show in High Springs.


POLICE REPORTS:
Continued from page A9

High Springs police reports


several firearms.
came to the Alachua
Department on June
confessed to breaking
residence and stealinE
firearms. The b
occurred on June 17
three firearms were rec

High Springs
Department
Today Staff Report


Neloms
Police
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into a
g three
burglary
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Police


*On June 12 at 10:34 p.m.,
High Springs police officers
conducted a routine traffic
stop at U.S. 441, and NW
222nd Street of a vehicle
driven by 37-year-old Brian
Yates of 115 SW 1st Avenue
in High Springs. It was
discovered that Yates had a
strong odor of alcohol and was
taken to police headquarters.
After giving a breath sample
Yates was transported to the
Alachua County Jail.
*On June 8 at 7:53 a.m., High
Springs police officers
conducted a traffic stop at a
school zone near High Springs
Community -School of a
pickup truck driven Gilberto
Dorantes of 17975 NW 90
Court in Fanning Springs.
The truck had two young
children riding in the back.
Police issued Dorantes a
citation for no valid drivers
license.
SOn June 14 at 7:40 p.m.,


Lorraine Nedell reported to
High Springs police that an
unmarked police cruiser
approached a female driver
using emergency lights at the
area of U.S. 441 and SR 235
in Alachua. According to the
witness no City or County tag
was visible and reported the
tag number to police.
*On June 7 at 12:50 p.m.,
Patsy Johnson reported to
High Springs police that she
might have been a victim of
grand theft that occurred at
820 North Main Street. The
investigation is on-going.


reality.
"The kids really did this," said Henry.
Henry reported that children walked up and
down downtown High Springs everyday to
raise money from businesses as well as
attending planning meetings for the event.
Yeago shared Henry's views on the
children's determination to organize the event.
"The kids did such a great job putting
everything together. I was impressed," said
Yeago.
Yeago added the event made children learn
what is needed when performing in front of a
live audience.
"This was a great opportunity to learn to
know what it takes," said Yeago.
Linda Heyl wished the event went all day
log because she enjoyed the talent that was on
display.
"I'm having lots of fun. I'm enjoying it a
lot," said Heyl.
High Springs resident Lori Garrett said the
talent left a good impression on her.
"I'm impressed with the talent the kids
have," said Garrett who was anxiously waiting
for her eight-year-old son Pat to perform a
karate skit on stage.
Lori Garrett's husband Pat said it's
important for the community to be involved
with area youth, and that Saturday's event was
a perfect example.
"It's very important. You get good healthy
involvement with the community and get to see
what the kids' interests are," said Pat Garrett.
Ten-year-old Marquis Nelson's interests
include playing the electrical keyboard. Nelson
used his keyboarding talents by entertaining the
audience with Pacabel Canon D. Young
Marquis said after his performance that his
jitters went away once he was on stage.
"I felt good. I felt a little nervous before I
came, but my mom said play like I do in-front
of her," said Marquis who won first place for
the ages six to eleven category of the event.
Marquis's sister, 18-year-old Melissa
Nelson, also showcased her talents by
performing a comedy skit ab6ut the everyday
stresses of life titled "Everybody is out to get
me, but I think I'm alright" that won Best of
Show at the event. Everyone in the audience
laughed at the 2006 Santa Fe High School
graduate's gift of comedy, and said that the skit
represents a self portrait of her.
"That is just me," said Nelson.
Nelson said she loves performing and
sharing her talents in front of a live audience.
"Acting is what I love doing. I like to see
people laugh and get shocked," said Nelson.
Nelson plans to enroll at Santa Fe
Community College's Pre-Veterinary program
and later finish her degree- at the University of
Florida or University of North Florida.
Audience members also got to hear the
singing talents of nine-year-old Tiffany,
Conrow. Conrow performed a stirring rendition
of Carrie Underwood's "Jesus takes the wheel"
that won her third place in the ages six to eleven
category of the talent show." Tiffany's sister,
Cindy Smith, said she was proud of her sister
singing in front of an audience. Smith
mentioned her sister never sang at church
before and thought the talent show was an
excellent opportunity.
On Monday Yeago said the talent show
went extremely well and was pleased with the
turnout of audience members. She received
positive feedback about the performances and
the overall content of the show.
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Your award winning sports section -Florida Press


Raiders



set for



summer

* Santa Fe attends
Florida camp in July
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
With the high school
volleyball regular season
just a couple short months
away, Santa Fe is wasting
no time to improve over the summer. The
Raiders have been playing, against local
competition thus far this summer, including
a five-game sweep this past Monday night.


'We're going
to have a lot of
different
options that
we're going to
be able to run
and utilize this
year, while at
the same time
capitalizing on
our strengths."
Michele Faulk
Santa Fe coach.


"The summer is
about getting
groups of girls
together and it
may not be your
normal group
that's going to be
there all the time,
but it's an
opportunity for
people to step up
and show what
they're capable of
.doing," said Santa
Fe head coach
Michele Faulk.-


"We want them to
have fun and hopefully play some good
volleyball and prepare for the next season.
It's a much more relaxed atmosphere.
"We're going to have a lot of different
SANTA FE on page B2


High school steroid tests approved




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Above is an ad campaign for MLB and The Partnership for a Drug Free America warning athletes about steroids.


* Testing will begin
2007-'08 school year
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
What has been years in the making has
finally come to fruition. The Florida
State Legislature and Governor Charlie
Crist signed into law House Bill 461,
which relates to high school athletes


being randomly drug tested. Crist put his
okay on the legislation on Tuesday.
The-law itself requires the Florida
High School Athletic Association, which
is the governing athletic body for high
schools in Florida, to facilitate a one-year
drug testing program to randomly test
certain students for anabolic steroid use.
The law further requires students and
their parents to consent to provisions of


the program as a prerequisite for
eligibility in specified sports. Those
sports include football, baseball and
weightlifting. The FHSAA-will form an
organization that will administer the
handling of the program for the 2007-'08
jcad&iici year.
According to the Bill, the FHSAA is
required to make sure that 1-percent of
TESTING on page B3


Raiders enjoying summer success


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Santa Fe junior catcher Cory Brooks waits for a pitch last week in a
summer baseball game against Williston.


a Santa Fe traveled
to Georgia for wood
bat classic
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
It's been a successful
summer for the Santa Fe
High School baseball
team. The Raiders have
already traveled to two
out-of-area tournaments and
have posted an 8-3 summer
record in the process. Santa Fe
defeated Columbia Tuesday


night in a tight, 3-2 battle.
The highlight of the summer
for the Raiders was traveling to
Georgia two
weekends'
ago to take
part in the
McEachern
High School .
Wooden Bat
Classic. It ..
was the 12th Brooks
annual
classic and-hosted teams from
all over the southeast.
Santa Fe posted a 3-1 record


in the event that took place a
multiple baseball fields in the
Marietta, GA area.
"One thing I'm trying to do
this summer is really get out of
our comfort zone and 'see
different baseball teams in
different areas," said Raider
head coach Ron Brooks.
"We're going to try to find good
baseball teams that make 'us
better and play in a competitive
atmosphere as possible and just
.improve.
"Other than the drive it was
RAIDERS on page B6


Drug tests



on the way

By ADAM BOUKARI
Today SjrCorammr
Now that the Florida
Legislature has signed into
law a bill that will permit
high school anabolic steroid
testing, the Florida High
School Athletic Association
will have to put together an
organization to administer
the testing program and
enforce its punishments.
While the idea of this kind of
testing has just been a thing
of water cooler value, the
legislature and Governor
Charlie Crist have now
provided something concrete
on which to build. House
Bill 461 allows such testing
in the sports of football,
*Weightlifting and baseball.
The consequence for a
student who tests positive is
suspension from athletic
practices and competition for
a period of:90 school da-s.
The student must also
participate in a mandatory
drug education course.
Naturally, when such a law
is implemented, there may be
those who try to find a way
around it. However, the
legislature and the FHSAA
have worked on this bill for a.
while to try to ensure its
effectiveness.
Schools are required to
submit a list of all athletes
participating in football,
weightlifting and baseball.
Then, the testing agency will
randomly select the students
from the lists provided. The
goal is to have 1-percent of
all athletes statewide
participating in the specified
sports tested.
The state legislature has
appropriated $100,000 for
the program, however, will
BOUKARI on page B2


Santa Fe returns to UF camp


* Raiders attend
Florida team camp
this weekend
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
The Santa Fe High School
boys basketball team will attend
the University of Florida men's
basketball Team Camp
beginning on Friday in
Gainesville. The Raiders have
made it tradition to attend the
annual Gator camp which
features teams from around the
country.
Santa Fe, which is hot off a
win over Williston in overtime,
52-51 Tuesday night, will first
play Eastside tonight at The
Rock School at 6 p.m. The
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Raiders already defeated the
Rams once this summer and are
looking to continue the sweep
tonight.
"We know it's going to be a
revenge-type game for them,"
said Santa Fe
head coach
Elliot Harris.
"Our whole
purpose isn't
to beat
Eastside, we
want to get
better every
time we step
on the floor arid if we beat them
in the process, good. But, you
can learn things from a loss,
too.
"We're young in the summer
season aqrf learning, and


hopefully we're getting better."
Regardless of tonight's
outcome, Santa Fe will pickup .
play on Friday on the
University of Florida campus.
If one thing has been consistent
with the Florida Team Camp,
it's been providing a high level
of competition. With over a
hundred teams competing on
three different skill levels,
there's plenty of talent.
"It's a prestigious camp and
being that it's in our backyard,
it's something we look forward
to every year," said Harris.
"Anytime you can get your
team on the floor against some
good quality competition, that's
a positive. "Every year at UF,
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Each week,i Alachua County Today's Two-Minute Drill
scoreboard will be displaying a significant score from the past.
Test your trivia skills by trying to guess which game it was, and
what two teams played in the game that the score applies to.
Please note that the winner of the game always will be listed as
the "Home" team, regardless of where the game was played. This
week's answer can be found below.
*The Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA serve
the following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie,
Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us,
you may be the next NFL or NBA official but, you will never
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lSanta Fe Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Sign up now at the Alachua Recreation Center. Ages 4-14 years
old. Contact us Alachua Recreation at 386-462-1610.
*Alachua's Summer Rec Program
2007 Summer Recreation and Enrichment Program at the
Alachua Recreation Center Camp and Alachua Elementary
School Camp
Field Trips: All campers have at least one field trip a week,
sometimes there could be two. Trips are taken on Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. All campers will go to Ocala
for session ending field trip.
Field trips and activities include movies, Skate Station, Alley
Katz, Poe Springs, Wild Waters, Miniature Golf, Camp Kulaqua,
the library, fire station police station. Santa Fe Zoo, arts and
crafts, sports, water games and slides, board games, bingo,
educational games, pet zoo and more.
Once camp session has started, NO REFUNDS will be made.
No reduced fee for fewer weeks at Camp.
Registration Fees:
July 9-August 13, Session II, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Fri, $300*
Swimming Instruction, 9 a.m., 5 weeks Tues-Thurs, $40
*Registration fee after May 1st is $400.
Summer camp is under the directorship of the City of Alachua.
There will be plenty of activities to enjoy for the whole 10 weeks.
Hurry and sign up now. First come...first served.
Please pick up registration forms at the Alachua Recreation
Center or call 386-462-1610 for more information.
EKeits selected as CAA Chair Elect
GAINESVILLE, Fl. Santa Fe Community College Athletic
Director Jim Keites.has been selected by the Florida Community
College Activities Association Council for Athletic Affairs (CAA)
as their Chair Elect. Keites will serve two years as the Chair Elect,
and will then serve as the Chair for the following two years.
The CAA consists of the athletic directors from all of the


Community Colleges in the state of Florida. The duties of the CAA
include overseeing all sports policies, selecting sports committee
chairpersons, approving or disapproving proposals sent to the
FCCAA Executive Committee and electing FCCAA Athletics
Commissioners, NJCAA Region Directors and Assistant NJCAA
Region Directors.
"I am excited about the challenge and opportunity to serve the
CAA in this capacity," Keites said. "I look forward to learning from
CAA Chair and Gulf Coast CC athletic director Gregg Wolfe and
working closely with him for the next two years."
Keites has served as the SFCC athletic director for the past six
years. In 2006-07, he served as the Chair of the Mid-Florida
Conference, but will relinquish those duties to assume
responsibilities as Chair Elect of the CAA.

mBostock earns post season honors
GAINESVILLE, Fl. Saints sophomore outfielder Sherquita
Bostick has been announced as the Florida Community College
Activities Association "Female Athlete of the Year". This is the first
time a Santa Fe student athlete has received this award.
Bostick was also named as a part of the National Junior College
Athletic Association "All-America First Team" and also as a
National Fastpitch Coaches Association "First Team All-
American".
In addition to the national awards, Bostick was also recognized
by the state and Mid-Florida Conference. She was named FCCAA
"State Female Player of the Year", "First Team All-State", NFCA
"First Team All Region", FCCAA "All-State Tournament Team",
"First Team All Mid-Florida Conference" and "Mid-Florida
Conference Female Player of the Year". Bostick will leave Santa Fe
as one of the most recognized student athletes in terms of athletic
achievements in school history.
"Besides being such an outstanding athlete, Sherquita's
personality and heart are among the biggest and best I have ever had
the pleasure to know, let alone coach," said Coach Chris Ahem.
"She is the total package as a person, a student and an athlete.
Georgia College and State University is getting quite a prize -
probably the best we've ever had at SFCC."
For the year, Bostick hit 16 homeruns, 13 doubles, 6 triples, 78
runs batted in, 46 stolen bases and had a .527 batting average. She
set the SFCC carper mark for homeruns with 21, runs scored with
114, RBI with 107 and batting average at .466.
"There is no replacement on or off the field for Sherquita. We will
miss her very much both her personality and her ability to play
ball," remarked Ahern. "She is nothing short of amazing, and I am
sure.she will succeed and be well received anywhere she chooses to
go in life."

ESaints Players move on to next level
GAINESVILLE, Fl. The Santa Fe Saints baseball team, coming


BOUKARI frompage BI

that be enough funding? The
answer is it probably won't be
enough. The money allocated
for the program is just for the
2007-'08 academic year.
The biggest concern that may
arise from this is not the testing
itself, but rather once the results
are revealed. A student whose
test reveals a negative result has
no problem. He or she goes on
his or her way and keeps on
playing. Now, a student who

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tests positive for anabolic
steroids doesn't just continue
on playing.. He or she now has
to. face the consequences of
suspension and drug education.
Here's where the problem
will arise. Students who test
positive will then try to
challenge and appeal the
decision, which is completely
within the student's right.
House Bill 461 does offer a
provision to challenges and
appeals by. both the school
and/or the student. It's easy to
see that this could clearly be a
huge problem.
Imagine the amount of
appeals for students who test
positive. It's plausible that
every student who receives a
positive test result will then
challenge and appeal. If there
aren't a lot of situations where
students are testing positive
then maybe that's not going to
be a problem. But, if a lot of
students are testing positive, it
could be a massive problem and
really put a financial burden
upon the program if additional


staff needs to be acquired to
handle the heavier load.
The Bill is very detailed and
it is a lot to sift through, but it
does outline the specifics of the
legislature's expectations for
the program. This has been a
long time coming and it's going
to be interesting to see. the
results from the program, since
this is the first of its kind in
Florida.
The intent of the program is
to ensure the safety of student
athletes and to educate them on
the harmful nature of anabolic
steroids while also ensuring a
level playing field on which all
teams across the state can
compete.
The Bill is something worth
looking at and can be viewed in
its entirety by following a link
from the related story on the
online edition of Alachua
County Today.
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


SANTA FE:
Continued from page Bl
options that we're going to be
able to run and utilize this year,
while at the same time
capitalizing on our strengths."
On Monday night, Santa Fe
played five, first-to-25 format
matches. The Raiders came
away with five wins, downing
P.K. Yonge 26-24, Oak Hall 25-
16, Fort White 25-11, P.K.
Yonge 25-19 and Fort White
25-2.
The Raiders graduated four
seniors from last year's squad,
which went to a second-straight
Class 4A, regional final
appearance. However, Santa Fe
also returns some imposing
talent for next season and Faulk
says now is the time to develop
that talent.
"We're making some
adjustments to compensate for
the seniors that graduated,"
explained Faulk. "During the
summer league, we are
experimenting, putting a lot of
people in a lot of different


positions so we can try to make
our team become as versatile as
possible.
"With the experience of our
returning players, we're going
to have more offensive power.
I'm looking to my older girls to
find lots of leadership and work
ethic, on the court and in
practices."
Perhaps the most exciting
news about the summer
volleyball program at Santa Fe
hasn't even taken place. The
Raiders will be making what
has become an annual trek to
the University of Florida Team
Camp on July 12, 13 and 14.
The three-day event presents
Santa Fe with the opportunity to
see competition from around
the state and the southeast while
also gain valuable instruction
from Florida coaches and
players.
What makes this year's trip to
the Florida camp more exciting


for the Raiders is that they will
field a total of three teams.
Santa Fe will take a 31 players
to make up those three teams,
which Faulk says is the most
she has ever taken.
"It just shows that volleyball
is a priority," leveled Faulk
about the increased interest in
the sport. "There are a lot of
young ladies doing what it takes
to prepare themselves to be the
best volleyball players they can
be. They're very committed to
the program and it's exciting to
be a part of that, to lead that.
"We've got a very strong
younger group that has been
bitten by the bug, and anything
they can do to get better and
improve themselves as players,
they're doing which is going to
be great for us in the future."
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off of a Mid-Florida Conference Championship, has 11 players
moving on to either a four year college or the professional level to
continue their playing career.
Andrew Migetz (Boone High School) has signed to play with
Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. During his sophomore season,
Migetz, who played the infield, had a .355 batting average, seven
doubles and 17 runs batted in.
Billy Whitaker (West Orange High School) will be moving on to
the University of West Florida, in Pensacola, to continue his playing
career. Whitaker, a sophomore, was named First Team All Mid-
Florida Conference and finished the season with a 7-4 record with a
3.13 ERA and 65 strikeouts.
Johnny Kirkland (Colonial High School) has signed with
Newberry College in Newberry, SC. In his sophomore year,
Kirkland had a .329 batting average, five doubles and 16 runs batted
in, playing primarily second base.
Wayne Potts (Colonial High School) will join Johnny Kirkland at
Newberry College. Potts, a sophomore pitcher, finished with a 3-1
record, a 4.63 earned run average and 32 strikeouts.
Michael Kelly (Lafayette High School) is continuing his playing
career at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville. Kelly, a
sophomore pitcher, whose season was cut short by injury, finished
the year with a 5-3 record, a 2.18 ERA and 63 strikeouts.
Bobby Munoz (Plant High School) is moving on to St. Leo
University to continue his playing career. Munoz, a sophomore
shortstop, hit for a .328 average, had 14 doubles and 36 RBI, both
of which tied for the team lead.
Rene Guerra (Columbus High School) will be playing for the
University of Miami next season. Guerra, a sophomore pitcher,
finished with a 3-5 record, a 2.64 ERA and led the state in saves
with 13. He was also named as a member of the Mid-Florida
Conference Second Team
Chad Brock (Chiefland'High School) is moving on to play for
Lyon College, in Batesville, AR. Brock completed the season with
a 1-0 record and a 7.16 ERA with 14 strikeouts.
Todd Waller (Cape Coral High School) has 'signed to play
professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds. Waller, a freshman,
was a 39th round pick of the Reds in the 2006 Major League
Baseball "First Year Player Draft". He has been assigned to the
Extended Spring Training team in Sarasota, FL. Waller hit .267
with one homerun and 18 RBI in the 2007 season.
Jared Stephenson (Sickles High School) has signed to play with
Valdosta St. University in Valdosta, GA. Stephenson finished the
year with a .333 batting average, his 14 doubles and 36 RBI tied for
the team lead.
Anthony Randich (Bishop Kearney High School, NY) has signed
to play with St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY.
Randich hit for a .222 batting average with.two doubles and 10 RBI.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007 33


TESTING:
Continued from page Bl
the student athletes participating
in the specified sports throughout
the state are tested.
The Bill, which goes into effect
on July 1, 2007, details the
procedures for the testing and
consequences for a positive test
result. .
A student who tests positive for
anabolic steroids is automatically
suspended from interscholastic
athletic practice and competition
for a period of 90 school days.
Furthermore, such a student shall
be subject to a mandatory exit test
in order for eligibility to be
restored. There is a provision for
a student to take the exit test no
sooner than the 60th school day of


BASKETBALL:
Continued from page B1
the teams only get better. You
get to see teams from the south,
out of state, all over."
Aside from the competition
part of the camp, it also tests a
team's stamina. With a pair of
games on Friday afternoon, four
games on Saturday and at least
two on Sunday, the schedule
can be tolling. Harris relates it
to preparing for the district
tournament and postseason
when the games are stacked
closer together.
"With the schedule, you play
different types of teams,"
maintained Harris. "The first
game you may play a team that
gets out and likes to run and the
next you play a team that slows
it down.
It's kind of a playoff type
experience where you have to
make adjustments on the fly.
You get to see how your team
makes those adjustments. It
tests your stamina."
For two and a half days, aside
from returning home in the
evenings to sleep, for the most
part, the teams live on campus.
The basketball facilities are


suspension.
At that point, if the student tests
negative, their athletic eligibility
is restored. A positive exit test
would require the student to
remain on suspension until a
subsequent result reveals a
negative finding. Once a student
passes the exit test, all is not clean
and free. The student will then be
subject to repeated tests for the
duration of his or her high school
athletic eligibility.
According to the legislation, a
student whose test reveals a
positive result will also have to
attend and complete a mandatory
drug education program.
The legislature has
appropriated $100,000 for the
program to be implemented,
however other funding sources

spread everywhere from the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center to
Florida Gym, to the Southwest
Recreation Center. With a
couple of hours rest in between
some games, teams also have
the opportunity to watch other
competition. According to
Harris, the camp also provides
some team bonding
opportunity.
"Summer time is the time to
build your team cohesiveness,
your unity," explained the first
year boys basketball head
coach. "During the year you
have all these distractions, with
all the kids participating in
other extracurricular activities.
The summer is the time where
you get the team isolated from
all other activities.
"When you go to summer
camp, it's you and basketball.
There's no homework or
Algebra-II test on Friday.
"I would like to see our team
buy into, each other and what
that means is everybody holds
each other accountable, that
they become a team."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


may be needed to adequately test
the student athletes.
"The $100,000 appropriated for
the random testing program,
however, may not be sufficient to
fund the program to its fullest
extent," said FHSAA
Commissioner John A. Stewart in
a statement released Tuesday.
"The FHSAA, however, is
committed to absorbing 100-
percent of the administrative costs
associated with the conduct of the
program. That will ensure that all
of the $100,000 appropriated will
be devoted entirely to the actual
testing."
The legislation also has
provisions for schools and student
athletes to challenge and appeal
any findings from the tests. While
a student who tests positive will


have consequences as it relates to
his or her high school athletic
eligibility, the Bill does note that
the drug test is not admissible in a
criminal prosecution.
Each high school football,
weightlifting and baseball team
must provide a list to the
organization of all students who
will represent the school in the
respective sports. Students to be
tested are then randomly selected
by the testing agency from the
lists provided. However, the
name of the student from which a
test is to be administered is not to
be disclosed and results from the
test are kept separate from a
student's educational records.
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


Pitchers Can't Manage



to Catch a Break


In San Diego there is a baseball
manager named Black, and he's not
like the other managers.
For one, he has a World Series
ring, but plenty of the other
managers have those, too. He's left-
handed, and only 10 percent of the
population is too. But it's not either
of those things.
Mr. Black Bud is a
pitcher. And pitchers don't become
Major League Baseball managers.
Just ask Orel Hershiser about
that.
One of the better pitchers of the
20th century and owner of the 59
consecutive scoreless innings
record, Hershiser has been
perennially jilted by teams during
their recent managerial hunts.
In 2006, the Oakland A's came
calling, but Hershiser didn't get the
job. He was passed over for Bob
Geren, a former catcher. In 2005, the
Dodgers passed him over for former
catcher Grady Little. Maybe
Hershiser shouldn't have been
surprised. Since 1964, there have
been only 15 managers hired who
were former pitchers.
Last year inthe majors, 10 ofthe
managers were former catchers.
"I don't know how it works,"
Greg Maddux, a pitcher for Black's
Padre's, told the San Diego Union-
Tribune. "A pitcher shakes off a
catcher's signs 20 times a game. Ten
years later, the catcher's a manager
and you're not. Figure that one out."
Maybe that's just it. Maybe the
powers that be in baseball just don't
get pitchers. After all, they have
reputations as having a few screws
loose. Bob Gibson, Pedro Martinez
and Bill "the Spaceman" Lee -
who once pitched a game on LSD
- come to mind. A clearly rabid
Roger Clemens (pitcher) tossed
chunks of cork and wood at the
rather serene Mike Piazza (catcher)
for the entire 2000 season.
Let's face it, when you're on the
mound out there, it's a solitary thing.
A team needs a manager that knows
the personalities of the entire club...
someone like, say, a catcher.
In 1978, Yankee captain
Thurman Munson a catcher -
called a team meeting to discuss the
team's misfortunes under their new
manager, former pitcher Bob
Lemon. Lemon's style was a little
too hands-off for a tnam that was 14


games out of first place. Munson
and the rest of the team decided at
that meeting to call their own plays;
if the situation called for a bunt, for
instance, they would just go and lay
one down. The result? The Yankees
went on to win the pennant,
destroying the Boston Red Sox's


hopes and dreams on the last day of
the season, and the World Series.
There is little doubt that Munson
would have made a great manager
someday.
"There's just a feeling that
pitchers don't know anything about
baseball," former Yankee reliever


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B4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY PUBLIC NOTICES THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF


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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY


OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be
held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW
142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-34

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF THE
CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP FROM THE ALACHUA COUNTY RURAL
EMPLOYMENT CENTER FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CATEGORY TO THE CITY OF ALACHUA INDUSTRIAL
FUTURE LAND USE MAP CATEGORY ON TWO PARCELS
OF LAND THAT TOTAL APPROXIMATELY 16.01 ACRES;
THE SUBJECT PARCELS FOR THIS FUTURE LAND USE
MAP AMENDMENT ARE LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF N.W. 128TH LANE, IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE
DEVELOPED PORTION OF THE MCGINLEY INDUSTRIAL
PARK, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX PARCELS 05893-000-000
AND 05893-001-000; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City ofAlachua, Planning and Community Development,
P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at
these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 462-
1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Pub.: June 21, 2007)


OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a
proposed ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be
held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW
142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-35

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF THE
CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP FROM THE COMMERCIAL CATEGORY TO THE
MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY ON AN
APPROXIMATELY 20-ACRE PORTION OF A LARGER
APPROXIMATELY 100-ACRE PARCEL; THE PORTION OF
THE SUBJECT PARCEL FOR THIS FUTURE LAND USE
MAP AMENDMENT IS LOCATED DIRECTLY WEST OF
THE INTERSECTION OF CR 241 AND N.W. 172ND AVENUE,
AND NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF CR 241 AND SR
235, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX PARCEL: A PORTION OF
03067-005-000; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA


The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at
15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.


The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-36

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
FUTURE LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE
LAND USE MAP FROM THE AGRICULTURE CATEGORY
TO THE MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL
CATEGORY ON ONE PARCEL OF LAND THAT TOTALS
APPROXIMATELY 285 ACRES, LOCATED AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF C.R.
235A AND C.R. 2054, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX PARCEL
03894-000-000; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City ofAlachua, Planning and Community Development,
P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at
these public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 462-
1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Pub.: June 21, 2007)


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At the public'hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
(Pub.: June 21, 2007)


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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed
ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the
Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-37

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF THE CITY
OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE
MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A160-
ACRE PORTION OF A LARGER PARCEL FROM THE
AGRICULTURE (4140 ACRES) CATEGORY TO THE
COMMERCIAL (25.4 ACRES), COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL
(4163 ACRES), HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (416.1 ACRES) AND
MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (+82.5 ACRES)
CATEGORIES AND FROM THE PUBLIC (d20ACRES) CATEGORY
TO THE MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (20 ACRES)
CATEGORY; THE PORTION OF THE SUBJECT PARCEL FOR
THIS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT IS LOCATED
ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF U.S. 441 AND WEST OF THE
TURKEY CREEK DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT,
ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX PARCEL: A PORTION OF 05949-000-
000; PROVIDINGAN EFFECTIVE DATE.


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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed ordinance, the StaffReport,
and related materials are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100
NW 142 Terrace, on any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 am.
to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P.O.
Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these public
hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Pub.: June 21, 2*07)


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at
15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-38

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT OF THE
CITY OF ALACHUA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE
LAND USE MAP, 2015; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP FROM THE AGRICULTURE CATEGORY TO
THE MODERATE DENSITY RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY
ON TWO PARCELS OF LAND THAT TOTAL
APPROXIMATELY 188 ACRES; THE PARCELS SUBJECT
TO THIS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT ARE
LOCATED AT THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF N.W. 93RD
AVENUE, ALACHUA, FLORIDA. TAX PARCELS 05923-001-
000 AND 05949-002-000; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given.
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
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NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY

OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

The City of Alachua City Commission will hold a public hearing
on a proposed ordinance on July 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing
will be held in the Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at
15100 NW 142 Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-46

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA, DELETING ITEM NUMBER 4 ON PAGE 5 OF
THE HEATHER GLEN PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
(PUD) ORDINANCE; PERMITTING SITE WORK ON
PARCEL #03870-000-000 PRIOR TO FINAL PLAT
APPROVAL ON ANY PHASE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies of the proposed
ordinance, the Staff Report, and related materials are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department or Office of the City Clerk, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Thursday prior to the City Commission meeting. Written
comments on the proposed ordinance may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given
pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal
any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure
that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
(Pub.: June 21, 2007) !


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SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today have teamed up to bring you Focus on Youth. Each week local kids in youth
athletic programs and schools will be recognized for their hard work and good sportsmanship. Hal Brady from the Alachua Recreation
Center and Keith Helsel from Pray then Play Sports of High Springs have volunteered to help us make these weekly selections.

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Heroes Of the Week looray for VP e Kindergarten (VPK)
Heroes of the Week
Sr n Special to .clahur a Cornn. Todn means that when sour children are putting material available to parents on hhat to look tor
Jackson Ramer and Qarnne Porter \You'\e heard of VPK Perhaps you're puzzle pIlaing house or dre-s-up. n a qlit provider You can also get a lst ofthe
Wondering %what t's all about You ma; ask, *"Is drawing %ith crayons, or building mith blocks. appro. ed \. PK pirog r it fo r the current Near
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S3uiinStat reucdru L reudit Unilon '
and -Alachiua Couiin Todat are
recognizing local youngsters \who
are making a difference in their
communiri Right here, each week
we \'ill introduce our readers to
these Noung people \,ho have
touched the lies of others.
This week's Heroes of the
Week are Jackson Ramer and '
Qarine Porter
Jackson Ramer is a good J
student in school and he also likes
to play sports. This past season he
played basketball through the
Alachua Recreation Center on the
10 and under Alachua Bailers
team, doing a good job on the
court. Jackson wears the number

Qarine Porter is a good student
who also likes to participate in
sports. He plays basketball
through the Alachua Recreation .
Center and \\ears the number 2
This past season he played on the
10 and under Alachua Ballers team
doing a good job on the court.
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up," Your questions can all he answered right
here as x\e discuss the important issues for ou as
parents. your children, and participation in VPK
A hat is the \VP program?
The goal of the VPK program is to prepare
e\er\ four-'sear-old in Florida for kindergarten
and build the foundation for success in school
Years of research have pro\ en that a high qualit-
earls education and pre-k experience helps
children succeed throughout school Early
education is vital for children's thinking skills.
their abtlit, to interact and play with other
children, and to mature and develop their
emotions The VPK program provides each child
\lith the opportunity to attend a free. quality Pre-
K program.
VPK programs are also required to use a
developmental, appropriate curriculmnt that
tocuses on building earl, lterac, -.kll- Literacy,
skills are important for school readin-es That is
\\hsi e\er \PPK classroom land our home. too)
should hate plenty, ofi different t, pes of books
available to Vour child Books can be an\'.'.lere,
a cookbook in the kitchen,. sonc bedtime stories
in the bedroom. and books about cars and trluclk
ne\i t to e bin of toN cars and truck. The
possibilities are endless!
Pr:oarams are also encouraged to align \ ith
state performance standards These standards
provide guidelines to teachers. on tthat cluldren
shouldd kno\, and he able to do in order to plan
\ PK lessons The imost important component i-t
the VPK standtard-: is child-initi.atd pl.,.
oppOruTnitiCe Children lear through plas That


SIf you know of a youngster that should How to maie a
SN S T E be featured as a Hero of the Week, If rou have mal
Si DE. (I RT r I NION send an e-mail of 50 words or less activities. please
,-- eff.'-! hbrady@cityofalachua.com or drop t
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learn to share and interact lith other children
W\-ien 'ou ate visiting a potential pro ider to see
if it's right forr our child. it's .io".', 1o see children
plans ing and using their Imnagination
Parents ha3e tv.o program choices thinn
VPK to meet yo farnil, 's needs-
School \ear Program This program begins in
August or September and consists of 5-40
instructional hours uAhich usuijly last through
the end of the public school :ear in Mlas
This t picalls n-.tslates to three to tour-hoiur
days o\er the course of the ;ear. Your
pro' ider sets up the tnme of da\ inioning or
aflernoonI for the VPK class
Summer Program Tlus program begins in
la\ or June and consist. of 300i insui titionall
hour- which tipicalls translate to 1i\-holur
days
While the VPK program is free lbr all eligible
children. parent Iha'e the choice of paying for
e\lended da\ sen ices or "'-rap around" care if t
is offered at the \PK provider \ou select
\\ here are VPK programs located?
VPk programs are available throughout
.ljchu.a Count~ Parents can choose Ij)m ower
(1i licensed private and public providers.
including Fanail\ Child Care Homes and through
the School Board of Alachua County. All \VPK
pro\ iders must be licensed or be accredited bi :in
approlid acciediting association It is imponanit
that parents take great care in choosing a qLujlit3
\PK pro\~der The Earl, Learning C.-uliion of
Alaclici. Counr, IELCACI lha plenty, of


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Keferral program. or online at
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Does mn child qualify for \ PK?
.41/ children ',ho are four ;ears of age on or
before Sept. I of the upcoming school year
qialif loir the \PK program Wlien enrolbnent
begins in .ouI area. :,ou .\ill need to bring
supporting documentanon of Nour child's age.
Some e\unples of supporting documentation of
\our child's name and date of birth are'
Birth certificate
Passport
I ni iLi lat11 ion record
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To attend the VPK piogiam in Alachua
Count.1 parents mut ha\ e a pioof of residential
address You \\1ll al'o need to bring supporting
documentation of \t.ur tome address in the
coun~ hereee ouIIr child \1ill attend VPK Some
examples i t wiUpploriitU documentation of )our
home addrls uare
lilihti bill
Ini i i.'ice policC
!,:I. 'luh
Dii.ci license
IloI\ ido I enroll m\ child in 'VPK?
.\ll rlonda \'PK progimis are implemented
locally b\ Earl' Learning Coalitions IELC'sl.
Slie ELC ofAlachua. County is sour headquarters
Ifor \PK eiiiollinicni and othel r earl\ learning and
child caie sr \eices The ELC is located in
Gaine Ille ati 4424 NV I tlt Street Simply
bini g in 'oiii supporting documentation., sarting


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B6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
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RAIDERS:
Continued from page Bl
great. You hate to drive five
hours to play a baseball game.
They have great fields and
great facilities. The teams we
played were extremely
competitive and we got to see
some good baseball."
This past weekend, Santa Fe
competed in another
tournament, this time in the
Tallahassee Chiles
Tournament of Champions.
The Raiders have also been
playing teams locally over the
summer and have found ways
to pull out wins. While there
shouldn't be a whole lot of
stock placed on a team's
summer record, Brooks says
his team is getting better in the
process.
"In the summer you kind of
don't look at your record very
much," admitted Brooks. "In
the summer you do go into
every game trying to win but
it's more of a situation of
trying to improve every day.
"Last year we had four
freshmen playing and now
those freshmen are


sophomores and they're
playing well. One thing I'm
real impressed with is our
senior leadership it's really
starting to pick up. Our
seniors are doing a good job of
leading the way and the
summer's been great."
Santa Fe will finish its
summer season in mid July
and will play mostly area
teams, however, the Raiders
will travel to Daytona
Mainland this Saturday and
Fernandina Beach in July.
Aside from their work on the
diamond, Santa Fe has coupled
that with a strength and
conditioning schedule
throughout the week. The
players work on weightlifting,
agility, and core work.
According to Brooks, the
workouts are geared toward
baseball athletes.
"For the summer we're just
making sure each and every
day our guys are working hard
and getting better," said
Brooks. "That includes
working on the individual
parts that each of them need to
improve on.
"We want to work on team


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe's David Sollenberger delivers a pitch last week against
Williston in the Raiders' win.


chemistry and making sure our
players are really focused on
doing what we have to do as a
team to win a state title. That's
the ultimate goal, that's why
we're picking up a competitive
summer schedule that way in
the spring there's not


something we haven't seen."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


VPK:
Continued fiom page B5
March 20, and you can fill out your
Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
Once. you receive your COE from
the Coalition, you give a copy of it to
the provider of your choice and your
child is enrolled in VPK! You can
contact the ELC for upcoming VPK
Round-up dates at your local library
or public school at 352-375-4110.
What is my role as a parent?
Infants
Choose books that they can touch,
hold and chew safely.
Pick short books with photos of
babies and familiar objects like
balls and bottles (single, large,
colorful pictures on each page).
Point to objects, ask "what's that",
and identify pictures.
Toddlers
Choose books based on your child's
interests (cars, dinosaurs, trains,
familiar characters).
Pick books with rhymes and few
words.
Silly or funny books are enjoyable.
Talk about the pictures. Follow the
child's lead, even if the
conversation interrupts the story.


Three to five year olds
Choose books with a simple story
(with a beginning, middle and an
end).
Include stories that relate to
everyday activities (making
friends, going to the doctor,
getting ready for school,
overcoming fears)
Introduce books that evoke
imagination and exposure to
other cultures.
Talk about the story; ask questions
to help the child relate to the
book.
Point to familiar letters.
You can also discover our
Snuggle Corners in the children's
section of the closest branch of the
Public Library. You'll find plenty of
books for your children and helpful
parenting information.
If you have any other questions
about VPK or child care in Alachua
County, please call the Early
Learning Coalition at 352-375-4110.
Don't forget: read to your child every
day because when children are ready
for school, they are ready for life!
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CITY OF HAWTHORNE
PUBLIC NOTICE

A Regular Meeting will be held
at 6:30 PM on July 2, 2007 at
the City Hall in Hawthorne,
Florida, 6700 SE 221st Street, at
which time the City Commission
will consider the adoption of the
following Ordinance.

2007-31

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, OF
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING SEC-
TION 12 OF ORDINANCE NO.
2007-05 TO PROVIDE FOR A
MAIL-IN ELECTION REGARD-
ING THE ANNEXATION OF
PROPERTIES INTO THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE; PROVID-
ING FOR COPIES OF THIS
ORDINANCE TO BE FILED
WITH VARIOUS AUTHORI-
TIES; RATIFYING ALL
NOTICES AND OTHER
ACTIONS TAKEN REGARD-
ING THE MAIL-IN ELECTION;
RPOVIDING FOR SEVERA-
BILITY; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE

PLEASE BE ADVISED that if a
person decides to appeal any
decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any
matter considered at such
meeting, he or she will need a
record of the proceeding for
such purpose, he or she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

(Pub.: June 21, 2007)

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PUBLIC NOTICE
An information workshop will be
held to discuss comprehensive
planning issues related to
proposed Large-Scale Compre-
hensive Plan Amendments. The
purpose of the informational
workshop is to inform the Town
residents about the proposed
developments, required updates
to the Town of LaCrosse
Comprehensive Plan, and
receive community input.

The meeting will be held
Monday, June 25, 2007 at 7:30
pm at the Town of LaCrosse
Town Hall. The Town Hall is
located at,20613 N. SR 121, La
Crosse, FL 32658.

CONTACT: Shirley Pruitt Town
Clerk
PHONE: 386-462-2784

(Pub.: June 21, 2007)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 07-CP-871
Division: B

IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUSSELL RICHARD
SAFREED,SR.
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The ancillary administration
of the estate of RUSSELL
RICHARD SAFREED., SR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 11, 2006, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Alachua
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Box 600, Gainesville, FL
32602. The names and
addresses of the personal
representatives and the
personal representatives'
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this


notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is June 21, 2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:

Nancy E. Yenser
NANCY E. YENSER, P.L.
Florida Bar No. 222348
Post Office Box 1440
Gainesville, FL 32602-1440
Telephone: (352) 378-8544

Personal Representatives:

EUNICE JOCELYN SAFREED
113 Leech Street
Weirton, WV'26062

RUSSELL RICHARD
SAFREED, JR.
103 Hindman Lane
Weirton, WV 26062


THOMAS CONLEY SAFREED,

SR.
1336 Courtland Road
Weirton, WV 26062

(Pub.: June 21 & 28, 2007)


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
BY THE CITY COMMISSION
OF THE
CITY OF HAWTHORNE,
FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that an ordinance, which title
hereinafter appears, will be
considered for enactment by the
City Commission of the City of
Hawthorne, Florida, at a public
hearing on July 2, 2007 at 6:30
p.m., or as soon thereafter as
the matter can be heard, in the
City Commission Meeting
Room,
City Hall located at 6700
Southeast 221st Street,
Hawthorne, Florida. Copies of'
the ordinances may be
inspected by any member of the
public at the Office of the City
Manager, City Hall located at
6700 Southeast 221st Street,
Hawthorne, Florida, during
regular business hours. On the
date, time and place first above
mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the
ordinance.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-28

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA
ADOPTING AN URBAN
SERVICES REPORT PUR-
SUANT TO THE REQUIRE-
MENTS OF THE ALACHUA
COUNTY BOUNDARY
ADJUSTMENT ACT (CHAPTER
90-496, .LAWS OF FLORIDA)
RELATING TO VOLUNTARY
ANNEXATIONS TO THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
OF .HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA,
WHICH ARE REASONABLY
COMPACT, AND CONTIG-
UOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS;
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL


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In an effort to suPPort the
families of our community,
Camp Kulaqua is making the
Following dates available for
Kulaqua's River Ranch.

July Dates:
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Cost per person: $12.99
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AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE

The public hearing may be
continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall
be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of
the public hearing shall be
announced during the public
hearing and that no further
notice concerning the matter will
be published.

All persons are advised that, if
they decide to, appeal any
decision made at the above
referenced public hearing, they
will need a record of the
proceedings and that, for such
.purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

(Pub.: June 21, 2007)


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CERTIFIED. Hands on Training.
Job Placement Assistance. Call
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Lost Dog, Heartbroken
Family, Mostly Labrador,
Black & White markings -
Small to Mid-Size. Ruby,
loves people, loves food.
Call 386-578-6159 or 352-
871-6692
Lost Cockatiel in Alachua
area. Friendly bird. Grey,
yellow & orange. 386-281-
4483


Divorce, Deeds, Resumes,
Bankruptcies, Owner Finance
Real Estate Closings,
Assistance with Court Forms.
Call Patricia at 386-961-5896



CALLING ALL...Coyote ugly
type girls and road rules kind of
guys. Call Sarah today for
details: (877)710-1160.
Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits and
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Care giving HHA's needed to
work with the elderly.
$9.00/hr.,FT/PT, pd. vacation
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ASAP! Drivers Needed
$1000+weekly $0
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part-time Kennel Technicians to
work in the Kennel Training area
in High Springs. For information
contact 386-454-3647 or email
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Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn $500-
$1000/month or more. Flexible
hours. Training provided. No
investment required. FREE
details. www.K748.com.
International Cultural
Exchange Representative:
Earn supplemental income
placing and supervising high
school exchange students.
Volunteer host families also
needed. Promote world peace!
(866)GO-AFICE or
www.afice.org.
"Can You Dig It?" Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk
training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job
placement. Start digging dirt
Now. Call (866)362-6497 or
(888)707-6886.
Driver- CLASS-A CDL
DRIVERS- Now Hiring OTR &
Local Drivers- New Equipment;
Great Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Transport,
(877)484-3042.
RN wanted for home care visits
& office work. Call Lori toll free
at Swannee Medical Personel
877-755-1544
OTR drivers deserve more
pay and more hometime!
$.42/mile! Home weekends.and
during the week! Run our
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Two myotonic billy goats $75
each, three months old. 352-
214-2992






South Central Florida LAKE
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Lakefront- $299,900 (was
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1 to 3 acre lake properties
reduced $100,000+. Gated
community, water sewer, paved
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financing. Call now (866)352-
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Brand-new 'homes from the
$100s in prime locations
throughout Florida. Active adult
communities with resort
amenities, activities and events.
(800)274-7314 or visit
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Palm Harbor Homes 30th
Anniversary Sale! Huge
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Down when you own your land.
Hurry while this offer lasts!!!
(800)622-2832.
Block home in Worthington
Springs, 2 fenced acres, great
room, split plan, vaulted
ceilings, eat-in kitchen, covered
screened patio, 3/2, garage,
above ground pool, 386-344-
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Alachua, FI Bonus Room &
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS my
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on 13 acres with barn, pastures,
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miles of trails, have to sell
$389,500 owner (866)789-8535.


5 acres $119,995.
Beautiful sunsets.
Gentle rolling lush
green pastures. Nice
neighborhood on quiet
country paved road.
Perfect for horses.
Homes only.
2200 sq. ft. minimum.


LAKE LOT BARGAIN 1 +
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$34,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand new
premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime
waterfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
BATTERY CREEK, SC -
WATERFRONT at drastically
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Waterfront lots from $249,900.
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(888)279-4741.
NEW! Gated Coastal GA
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4.5 acres. Marshfront with long
range views & 150 year old live
moss-draped oaks. 14 miles
north of the FL state line. Shown
by appointment. Call (866)432-
7320.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Lot 283, sec 2 w/ great view only
$45,000. Private community
with river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. Perfect for log
cabin. (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com.
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community, spectacular moun-
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Norris Lake in E. Tennessee
Call Lakeside Realty (888)291-
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www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Riverfront homesite on
beautiful Tuckasegee River in
the Blue Ridge Mountains of
NC. Private community, dra-
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ther and recreation. (828)293-
9514 High Vision, LLC.
S. CENTRAL ALABAMA
WATERFRONT LAND SALE!
GRAND OPENING SATURDAY
JUNE 23RD. ONE DAY ONLY!
Gorgeous property, great prices,
come see for yourself! Water
access from. Just $19,900
Paved Roads, U/G Utilities,
Excellent Financing! Call Now
and reserve a priority appoint-
ment (877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
LAKE SEATON GEORGIA 1st
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres -
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKEFRONT
-,$147,900. Beautiful views and
frontage on Lake Seaton. Black-
topped roads, underground
utilities. Only 43 miles to Atlanta,
GA. Don't miss out on Pre-
Grand Opening Pricing!
(888)952-6347.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele
included. Come for the
weekend, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available w/
low down payment. Call- Red
Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
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brochure (800)841-5868.
Developer's Closeout Sep-
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low pre-construction pricing.
Lots & condos available w/
water, marsh, golf, nature views
starting at 70k's. 1yr. no
payment options. (877)266-
7379 www.cooperspoint.com.
Timber Company Liquidation!
24 Acres- $99,900. 40 Acres -
$159,900. Timber Company
selling off large wooded
acreages in Southeast Georgia.
One day only, Sat. June 30th.
Loaded with wildlife. Potential to
subdivide. Excellent financing.


Call National Timber Partners
now (800)898-4409, x 1306.
NEWBERRY HAMPTON
HILLS 5 Acres $119,995
Beautiful sunsets. Gentle rolling
lush green pastures. Nice
neighborhood on quiet country
paved road. Perfect for horses.
Homes dnly 2200 st. ft.
minimum Jo Parker Realty 352-
377-9977




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3BD/2BA Double wide near
WalMart Distribution Center -
Refrigerator, washer/dryer -
Small pets allowed $825 per
month. Available July 1st. 386-
418-4218


Jonesville area, available 06/23.
Female seeking female to rent
2/BR, private bath with private
entrance in quite peaceful area.
Telephone & basic utilities
included. Includes use of W/D.
$400.00/mo. No pets. $200
security deposit. Call for more
details. 352 332-5786 or 352
318-4612


FOR RENT: One bedroom
apartment, available July 1st.
$600 per month, which includes:
electric, water, garbage, and TV
cable with HBO. Call 462-0586
after 6PM

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starting at $462/month.
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Reduced in Pilot Forest 3/2 BA
Split Plan, 1/2 acre, fenced
backyard $1699 in Alachua 352-
339-2208
6/BR Foreclosure $27,000!
5/BR Only $28,000! Stop
Renting! More Homes Available
from $10,000! For Listings
(800)36,6-9783 Ext 5669.
One bedroom home with large
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Alachua w/ heat/ac, new interior,
partially furnished. Small pet
okay. $200/wk. Utilities
included. Available June 14th.
386-462-3084
New Savannah Station in
Alachua, 3br/2ba, washer/dryer,
2 car garage
w/opener, covered
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3BR/2BA Foreclosurel
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(352) 376-8399 Patrol Statlon.
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CONCRETE


Outdoor Masonry
Fireplaces
Fire Pits


( iinirclte Inmagcgs& Designs


* Driveways
Patios
* Decorative
Designs
* Restoration
* Pool Decks
* Walkways


GOOD THINGS TO EAT
C & R PRODUCE
13789 NW U.S. Hwy, 441 Alachua, FL 32615
(386) 462-6158





Local Iroduce ,,ci
HOME INSPECTIONS


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Charles DeLoach High Springs, FL 32655
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Retaining Walls Property Maintenance
General Landscaping Fencing
Natural Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina stone supplies are
available at Alachua Farm & Lumber for landscaping, fountains and patios
Licensed & Insured
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PET SERVICES

Suste's Pet Sitting
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Vet Tech surgery and --
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with special needs. 4352-316-5658
REAL ESTATE SERVICES

BUY HOUSES SELL HOUSES
Home Improvements Small Home Repairs -


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Rand Newman
Lie. Real Estate Broker
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CONVENIENCE STORES

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1-75 and U.S. Hwy 441 (386) 462-5590
Alachna, FL 32615 (3 462-
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MEDICAL SERVICES
Alachua Immediate Care Center
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RESTAURANT
Sonny's BBQ of Alachua

SCome by for some of the best
St authentic southern B-B-Q
1 Beel Pork Chicken Rihs
OPEN days a week II a.m. -9:00p.m.
SONNY S REAL PIT 8AY-8-Q' U.S. 441 & 1-75 Alachua (386) 462-3180
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COMPUTER HELP
Who Wants to Go Back to School to Learn
How to Operate a Home Computer?
SLearning at home on Your computer is Faster and Easier
SLearn in the comfort of Your home from a Qualified Instructor
for Half the Price You Would Pay in Some Local Classes
* Learn only whdt You Wdnt to Learn and Necd dt
Your Own Pace ,
Call. Kees Boer at Integrity Computing / ff :
Turn in this coupon before 6.'30;07 b- o
and receive a 50-. Discount
on Your First Hour.


DECORATING SERVICES


WALLPAPER & PAINT
Confused about your wallpaper selections?
Don't worry. Call Joan and let her help with the
selection of of paper for your home or office.
a Discounts $ $ $ $ M Expert Installations
a Convenience Full Service Company
a Free Consultations 25 Years in Business
JOAN'S DECORATING 6.0
Cell (352)215-6909, Business (386)418-0830


FISHING SUPPLIES AND SERVICE


THE TACKLE BOX
Fresh & Saltwater Tackle
Reel & Rod Repair .
Line Respooling -
24HR FISHING REPORT 352-375-FISH(3474), :
WWW.TACKLEBOXFISHINGTEAM.COM
(352) 372-1791
5902 SE Hawthorne Road a Gainesville 32641
HOME BUILDERS

CRSON BUILDERS, INC.


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THINKING OF BUILDING
YOUR DREAM HOME?
Let the professionals at Cason Builders, Inc.
assist you through the entire construction
process, on our land or yours. Choose one of
our many floor plans or bring your own.
Remodeling or adding on? Call for your free estimate.









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Pressure Wash Mobile Car Detail
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CHRYSLER/SUBARU GAINESVILLE


Wholesale Travel Specialists .
Full service Travel Agents .
business Opportunities


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1.5 Acre Parcel Available
First Street Group, L.C. PO Box 1990 Alaehua, FL 32616
Jim Shaw: 352.665.8570 or Phil Hawley: 352.332.2600




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Sizes from 5 x 5 to 12 x 40
Commercial Storage
with 14' Ceilings

Video Surveillance
Security Fenced & Lighted

Non-Climate &
Climate Controlled Units
*Ask for details.

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Services, LLC.

Real Estate Closings

Mortgage Closings


US 441 N. Alachua (386) 418-8183



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Come see this re-modeled 2714sf 3BR 2BA country retreat on 6.5
O)-nrel r l St OS.CO acres. Great room with brick fireplace, wood floors, and oversized
Florida room. Fenced pastures with scattered oaks, detached
workshop and more. $339,000 MLS#274756

Serving the community since 1979


RESIDENTIAL,
Brand new, great price. All
appliances included in this 3BR
2BA home in Alachua. Bring
offers. $144,900 MLS#241748

Quaint, cozy and on a paved
road, 2BR 1BA with a wrap
around deck on 1+ acre. Perfect
for a second home in the country
or that empty nester looking for
that' last piece of paradise.
$149,900 MLS#280279
1 I TW ITH ACREAGE
Quiet Country Nights! Come
see the stars away from the city.
Very nice 3BR 2BA home with x-


large garage, 2 outbuildings and
fencing on 5 acres in Gilchrist
County. $289,000 MLS#266191

Hang your spurs here. 5 acres of
pasture and shade trees fenced for
horses. Feed & tack rooms, hay
loft and bath in 7 stall barn.* 3BR
2BA home with office and covered
porch in Alachua on a paved road.
$237,500 MLS#270893

Escape to the simple life.
Located just off paved road, this
1993 3BR 2BA Fleetwood DWMH
has beautiful wood floors and is
situated on 1.74 acres. Watch the
sunsets from the 3 tiered back
porch. $119,900 MLS#279861


Cedar country style 2544sf
home with large front/back
porches in the center of 29+ acres.
Open floor plan, spacious kitchen,
unfinished attic, deck w/hot tub, 2
outbuildings, 8-run kennel & 12x24
office building. $619,000
MLS#273806

No detail overlooked in this 3BR
2BA home. New oakwood floors,
carpet, ceramic tile, crown molding
& built-ins where it counts. 2.5
acres of manicured lawn, giant
oaks & impeccable landscaping.
Brand new driveway brings you
home in style. $349,900
MLS#270561


Alachua City with country
style. 5.41 acres of pasture
and trees. 3BR 2BA double
wide pristine home just 4
years new with extended
warranty. Wooden deck,
storage building and 2-car
carport. $155,000
MLS#276622
VACANT LAND

5 private acres ready for your
site-built or mobile home! No
deed restrictions, high and dry
and in a convenient location -
only minutes to Gainesville.
$90,000 MLS#274880


!Opewe Estates Now Accep ag Resevmaotn
S :.3-5 Acre Estate Lots Starting at $155,000 Paved Roads
,- Deed Restricted Community mNo Building Commence- mLandscaped Brick Entrance
.2000 sq ft min. ment Requirement *Underground Utilities
w/Architectural Review mChoose Your Builder mOver 20 Acres of Preserved
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352/373-6294, 352/372-0304 or
1-800-559-2449, Gainesville.


The City Wide Yard Sale is
scheduled for Saturday
August 4th, 2007. Sale hours
are from 8 am-12 pm and
setup begins at 7 am. Booth
space will once again be
*available around the sink hold
located behind High Springs
City Hall. Booth spaces are
approximately of 10' by 20'
and cost $15 each.
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PRIELSS

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from the High Springs
Chamber of Commerce office
(located in the public
building) or by calling the
Chamber at 454-3120. The
deadline for requesting a spot
is July 31, 2007. Apply early to
ensure that you reserve a
spot.


WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show
Off Our New Lifetime Exterior
Paint. Call Now to see if your
home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
(Lic.#CBC0101-11)
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid
if qualified Job placement
assistance. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signature
required! *Excludes govt. fees!
Call weekdays (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, business,
paralegal, computers criminal
justice. Job placement
assistance. Financial aid and
computer provided if qualified.
Call (866)858-2121,
www.OnlineTidewaterTech.com.


24/7 Online Auctions City of
North Miami. Closes June 28
Crown Vics, Trucks,
Loader/Backhoe, Refuse
Trucks. 7% Buyer Fee.
www.LSO.cc or www.LSA.cc.
REAL ESTATE AUCTION-Post
Civil War Home on Lot,
Wednesday, June 27, 6PM,
Cheraw, SC. See Website for
More Details. Iron Horse Auction
Company, (800)997-2248,


A#ML/-X L 0 WWW.IIUIillUIe
auction.com.
AUCTION SUNDAY
June 24th.
Antiques, collectables,
Household.
Preview 12 noon.
Auction 1 p.m.
4124 SW CR 18,
Fort White, FL

Signed original drawings by
Bea Arthur and Carol
Burnett. I Love Lucy and
Three Stooges memorabilia.
jewelry, welder, glass front
hutch, appliances, pottery,
tool-chest, glass, china
crystal and much more.
Bargains Galore!
Refreshments available.

Roy Brewer Auctioneer
For more info and Pics

Go to brewerauctions.com

AU 2604 AB 1940
386-497-4438
ABSOLUTE AUCTION 10:30
am Sat. June 30 1130+/- Acres
Chattanooga Tennessee
Mountain Land Offered in
parcels 90% financing
Higgenbotham Auctioneers M.E.
Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic#
AU305/A 158 (800)257-4161
higgenb ham.com.


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