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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. July 26, 2007.
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FDOT sends Wal-Mart back to drawing board


Drainage still an issue
By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA It may seem strange that
the Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) would require a Wal-Mart super
center development to account for water
runoff, but that is exactly what has
happened. A Wal-Mart super center store
which would be located behind the
McDonald's along U.S. Highway
441remains stalled as FDOT officials


Hawthorne and

County face

showdown
Property owners deny
voluntary annexation

By ALEX NEWMAN
Today Reporter
After a public vote failed to settle a
dispute over adding some outlying properties
within the city limits of Hawthorne, Alachua
County plans to revive its lawsuit against the
city to stop it from annexing the land...
A meeting between the two local
governments will be scheduled to try to
resolve the conflict without going to court,
but no date has been set yet, officials said.
More than 300 acres of land owned by
S Plum Creek Timberlands was annexed by the
city after a request from the owner. Adding
the properties to the city created what county
officials refer to as a "pocket" by practically
surrounding an area of unincorporated land
with property within city limits.
Annexations that create pockets violate
state law, according to county officials.
SHOWDOWN on page A4


Urban service area


set in High Springs

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS After months of
planning and input the High Springs Plan
Board and City Commission on Tuesday
night settled on an urban service area that will
impact growth the city expects in the coming
years.
The urban service area is intended to
accommodate 90-percent or more of any
development inside the High Springs Urban
URBAN SERVICE AREA onpage A8


remain concerned about drainage and
traffic circulation.
jFor the second time, FDOT has told
Wal-Mart engineers that its plan for dealing
with water runoff is "unacceptable." The
latest decision came in June when the
department wrote in a memo, "The
proposed bypass system alters the natural
drainage overland flow...and shortens the
time of concentration."
According to Robbie Emmons, an


FDOT Permits Manager, the issue has
.arisen .because Wal-Mart has requested
ingress/egress access onto U.S. 441. Along
with that access, Wal-Mart would construct
a road which would serve not only the Wal-
Mart development, but other parcels as
well.
The roadway Wal-Mart proposes to build
would include ditches and ultimately feed
water into FDOT drainage systems. A
WAL-MART on page A8


APD brings splish


splash summer fun


to Merrillwood


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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Archer and Newberry leaders hope to recieve a $1 million grant
to combat drug problems and areas such as the one pictured
above along Magnolia Avenue in Archer.



Newberry, Archer



seeking $1 million



to fight drugs

Newberry and Archer join forces in crime
prevention program


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY The cities
of Newbery and Archer are
joining forces in fighting crime
with help from a national
program sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Justice.
The Alachua County
Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is
applying for a five year grant
worth up to one million dollars
to implement the Weed and
Seed strategy in preventing
crime. The progiran aims to
'prevent, control, and reduce


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Over 30 area children turned out for some refreshing fun Wednesday in the
Merrillwood community.


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA- What else is a kid to do
on a mid-summer day? As youngsters
look ahead to the waning days of
summer and the start of a new school
year, Alachua Police Department (APD)
and Police Explorers made Wednesday a
bit more fun for dozens of area children.
"We wanted to give the kids
something fun to do on a hot day," said
Police Explorers advisor Detective
Carrie Lund.


In the sweltering heat, Lund and
seven police explorers looked on as kids
from preschoolers to teenagers doused
themselves in the refreshing water that
streamed down a slip and slide. Still
others tried their hand at hula-hooping,
participated in jump-rope competitions
and stood below a towering spray of
water.
Aside from traditional water
activities, APD brought along a giant
inflatable slip and slide which kept
youngsters busy for hours.
MERRILLWOOD on page A8


violent crime, drug abuse and
gang related activity in
designated high-crime
neighborhoods across the
country.
Strategy for Weed and Seed
uses law enforcement agencies
in, "weeding out" violent
criminals, and to have more
community services such as
prevention, intervention,
treatment, and neighborhood
restoration programs.
According to Alachua Sheriff's
Captain Jim ,Troiano the
WEED & SEED on page A5


Fire fees up, tax rate


down in Newberry

Public meeting set for August


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
NEWBERRY As property
taxes across Florida are facing a
reduction, the City.ofNewberry
is trying to determine how
much its residents will be
charged for funding city fire
services.
The city will hold a public
hearing on Aug. 27 about the


issue. The Newberry City
Commission will receive input
from affected property owners
concerning imposing Fire
Resctie Assessments for the
next fiscal year and consider
collecting the assessments on
the same bill as ad valorem
taxes. According to city officials, the
estimated fire rescue cost for the next
FIRE FEES on page A2


The shooter: APD trains for live


shooting situations


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA It was a scene
that could have come straight
out of a Bruce Willis "Die
Hard" film.
But in reality the action was
at the Santa Fe High School
campus and instead of actors,
real law enforcement personnel
were center stage. With the
tragic series of school and
office shootings that have
occurred across the country in
the last decade, law
enforcement agencies are
emphasizing instant .active
shooter training for officers.
And the Alachua Police
Department (APD) is getting on
board by training for these
situations.
Last week, APD officers
took part in tactical shooting
demonstrations simulating a
school shooting at a vacant
S.nlt:, Fe Hig School.
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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
APD officers underwent rigorous instant active shooter
preparation, using the Santa Fe High School campus as their
training ground.
According to APD events such as those that
spokesperson Darry Lloyd, occurred this past April at
instant active shooter training is Virginia Tech.
important because even a "Nobody's immune to it. 'It
relatively small city such as can happen anywhere,
Alachua is wt immune from SHOOTR on page A5
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Hair styles and community spirit


for salon owner Talk of the Town's Antinette Hunt


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By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS As a hair stylist for 32
years, Talk of the-Town owner Antoinette Hunt
has seen it all when it comes to different hair
styles. From the Farrah Fawcett flowing tresses
of the 1970s to the current styles of today, there
isn't a hair style that Hunt has not coiffed.
For the last 18 years, Hunt has owned Talk of
the Town, a fitting name for the salon located
directly across the street from High Springs City
Hall. During that time Hunt has seen a multitude
of changes in the town and sees High Springs as
a good place to raise a family.
"It's a great family atmosphere," said Hunt as
she relaxed in a chair between customers on
Tuesday.
Along with recent growth in the town, Hunt
has seen changes not only in how people want
their hair styled, but how often. When she first
HUNT onpageA8


DAN REID/Alachua County Today
Antoinette Hunt offers her clients service with a
smile, good conversation and her expert
styling skills








A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007
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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.
*Alachua 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.
mGainesville 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.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town.Hall.
mMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
ENewberry 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.


*AARP Driver Safety Program
monthly classes cost $10. The two-day,
eight-hour classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops defensive
driving techniques. The three-year
certificate qualifies graduates for an auto
insurance discount. Call 352-333-3036
for information and to register for a class.
Gainesville Classes: Aug. 21 and 22, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. High Springs Class: Aug.
7 and 8, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
*The 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 intheir local
and world community.
MArts 4 the Senses Easter Seals at
Altrusa House will present Arts 4 the
Senses on Friday, Aug. 17, 6:30 -9:30
p.m. The fundraiser will feature an art
show, sale, and auction showcasing
works in visual art media by some of the
area's most renowned artists. Those
attending will enjoy an evening of


specialty coffees, wines, desserts, and
music. Proceeds for the sale and auction
will provide client support for Altrusa
House. It will take place at Altrusa
House, 2002 N.W. 36th Avenue in
Gainesville. For additional information,
call Altrusa house 352-377-7708.
*Help out the High Springs
Community School's 5th Grade
Butterfly and Hummingbird 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.
MThe City Wide Yard Sale is
scheduled for Saturday August 4th,
2007. Sale hours are from 8am-12 pm
and setup begins at 7am. 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. Applications are available from the
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.


mHigh Springs Community Theater
presents "A Ring Ring De Banjo" An
evening of Stephen Foster Music. Two
nights only -this Friday and Saturday at
8 p.m. Before Jimmy Buffett and Willie
Nelson there was Stephen Foster,
America's first folk composer. Come on
out and enjoy many of your old favorites
and some lesser known ones that you
will come to love. Performed by the
Alfredo & Friends, including Al Myers,
narrator and vocalist, William H. Powell
pianist, and Banjo Jack Wilkerson,
banjoist. Tickets are $5 for all ages at the
door.
EThe 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, 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 Mushrooms
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.
EMebane Home Homecoming '07
will be holding a Fall Festival on
Saturday Nov. 24 in Alachua Vendors
and organizations are invited to share
expertise and products by participating
in this festival. Standard booths will be
$35. To reserve a booth or simply get
more information, contact Marie
Calhoun at 386-462-2539.
=Third Annual Orange & Blue
Pageant will be held Friday, Sept. 14
at the Best Westem Gateway Grand,
4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville.
The theme of the pageant is


"Making a Difference" Scholarship
Pageant for Young Ladies Ages 13 to 24.
Junior Miss (13-15) Queen will
receive a $300 prize. Teen Miss (16-19)
will receive a $500 prize. Miss (20-24)
Queen will receive a $1,000 prize.
Applications can be picked up at
these locations: Facials and More by
Jodie at the Best Westem Gateway
Grand, 352-367-0663 or Barbara
Franklin, 107 North Main Street,
Gainesville, 352-271-1116.
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
.Bumham at 352-317-0686.
ESanta Fe Pop Warner Football and
Cheerleading will hold a car wash at
Sonic and yard sale at I-itchcock's on
Saturday, July 28 from 8 am.-2 p.m.
Any donated items will be appreciated,
and if necessary we will pick up the
items. Or items canbe dropped off at the
Rec Center between 9 am. and 2 p.m.
Monday-Friday. For more information
please call Robin at the Alachua
Recreation Center 38"-462-1610.


Jesse says, "I had
amnesia once --
or twice."


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Alachua County Library District

Alachua Branch: about these amazing dogs, and why Ruby loves to help
Closing on July 9 and reopen on or before July 30 at kids read.
15100NW 141 Street Fetch With RuffRuffinan- Tuesday, August 7th, 2:30
p.m. Join Pam Shamel from WUFT-TV for an
Archer Branch: aftemoon of animal engineering experiences! With Ruff
Empower The Beginning E-mailer!: for the Ruffian, we will view-do-read about how animal
Internet/ computer novice. Wednesdays, 10 am.-12 physiology affects their diet.You'll go home with at least
noon FREE one-on-one tutoring is available every one book and be ready to share your ideas with others as
Wednesday moving at 10:00 am. This is the tear-free you prepare to go back to classes.
way to learn how to set-up and maintain a free e-mail Story Buffet With Staff Tuesday, August 14th, 2:30
account pnm. Join staff for a selection of stories and music for all
Crafters' Coffee Klatch Wednesdays, 10 am.-12 ages.
noon. If you embroider, quilt, knit or enjoy doing any Music @ The Library: Susan David Sunday,
other "non-messy" crft, this is the group for you. Join August 5th, 2:30 p.m. Local singer and songwriter
us any Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. Regular Susan David performs. Rhythm instruments will be
attendance is not mandatory; everyone is welcome provided for the audience to join in and create new
whenever you can attend. No registration -just bring music. Bring the family, including the kids, for this
the craft you're working on. Share what you know, or afternoon of fun with music.
learn from someone else. Enjoy a cup of coffee and Local Authors @ The Library: Janice Sims -
klatch' with other craft enthusiasts in the community. Sunday, August 12th, 2:30 p.m. Janice Sims is the
author of fifteen novels and has had stories included in
Hawthorne Branch: nine anthologies. She is a best-selling, award-winning
Preschool Storytime Thursdays, 10:30 am. -5 & author who is always looking to improve upon her skills
under. Join us for books, stories, songs, and lots of fun!! as a writer. She's written in the mainstream, romance,
Reading Circle: Brown Bag Lunch Bimonthly on and paranormal genres and, lately, she's been working
First & Third Mondays, 12:10p.m. Bring your Brown on a mystery series. Bom in Gainesville, she grew up in
Bag Lunch (with drink) and join the Hawthome High Springs. She lives in Central Florida with her
Reading Circle as we share our favorite authors, titles, husband and daughter. Check her out on the Web at
and new finds! JaniceSims.com.

High Springs Branch: Waldo Branch
Preschool Storytime -Tuesdays, 11:00 am. -ages 5 & Magic Mike Will Razzle-Dazzle You: Magical
under. Stories, songs, and activities forthe preschool set Summer Fun For Kids Large And Small Tuesday,
Ruby The Rescue, Therapy And Agility Dog July 31st, 3:00 p.m. Kids large and small, young and
Tuesday, July 31st, 2:30 p.m. Have fun with Ann Lane old, will gasp out loud at the fantastical tricks of this
and Ruby the rescue, therapy and agility dog. Learn magician extraordinaire.


NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF ARCHER

Notice is hereby given that a Special Election for the City of
Archer, Alachua County, Florida will be held Tuesday, October 9,
2007. The purpose of the election will be to fill City Commission
Seat #1 for the remaining portion of the current term.

The qualifying period for this special election will be from noon
September 3, 2007 through noon September 7, 2007.

September 3, 2007 is the Labor Day Holiday and City Hall will
be closed. Candidates wishing to qualify may bring the qualifying
paperwork to City Hall up to one week before the qualifying
period. This Seat will be up for re-election in November 2008.

If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast for the Seat in
the special election, a run-off election shall be held October 23,
2007 between the two (2) candidates for that seat who receive the
highest number of votes cast in the special election.

Polling place is Santa Fe Community College, Davis Center,
17500 S.W. Archer Road, Archer, Florida. Polls are open from 7:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voter's registration books close September 10,
2006. Anyone wishing to vote in this special election must register
before this date.

For information, call Archer City Hall at 352-495-2880.
Douglas Drymon, City Manager
(Pub.: July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 2007)




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FIRE FEES:
Continued from page Al

Residential and business
owners to pay different rates

fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 is $208,350.
The current millage rate for residents in the city
is 4.45. Next year the rate is set for 3.69 as part of
Florida's five-percent reduction in taxes. Newberry
City Manager KeithAshby said the issue of fire fees
and taxes is a delicate matter for residents, and
admits it's hard to tell a homeowner what percentage
of their taxes actually goes to the fire department
Ashby said the proposed fire fees resolution will
show citizens the exact amount they will pay with
the fire assessment Currently residents pay a flat fee
of $50, while businesses pay nine cents per square
foot, but that is likely to change.
To make up for the lost revenue from ad
valorem taxes, Newberry is considering a rate hike
in the fire assessment fee. Under the proposed plan,
homeowners would pay a flat rate of $75 while non-
residential buildings such as commercial or
industrial facilities would be charged by the size at a
rate of 14 cents per square foot up to 10,000 square
feet.,
While an average home of 1,200 square feet
would be charged a flat rate of $75 or 6.2 cents per
square foot, a business of the same size would pay
$168.
Ashby said even though fees are unpopular with
citizens, the fire department must be funded to assure
its survival.
"The fire department must be paid for. "There's
no way around it," saidAshby.
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Save lives at upcoming Newberry

Community blood drive


Special to Alachua County Today
NEWBERRY Although 60-
percent of the U.S. population is
eligible to donate blood, only 5-
percent does so each year. The
community of Newberry wants to
raise those numbers when they
team up with LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers to host a
blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Look for the bloodmobile at City
Hall between the hoirs of 9 am.
and 11:30 am., and at Hitchcock's
from noon until 4 p.m.
"One out of every 30
Americans will need donated blood
in their lifetime and the only source
of human blood is from volunteer
blood donors in the community,"
said Joyce Higgins, donor recruiter
for LifeSouth. "Please help give
someone a chance. Donate blood."
Each donor will be entered to
win a 2008 Chevy Cobalt courtesy
of Palm Gainesville Chevrolet.
Visit www.lifesouth.org for
complete rules and regulations. All


who donate will receive a free
movie rental courtesy of Movie
Gallery, a recognition item and a
complimentary cholesterol
screening. Donors must be at least
17-years-old, weigh 110 pounds of
more, and have photo I.D. All
donors will receive a recognition
item and a free cholesterol
screening. Sponsored by American
Legion Post# 149, Hitchcock's, and
Movie Gallery. For more
information about becoming d
donor or about blood drives in yout
area, call toll-free 888-795-2707 or
visit www.lifesouth.org.
LifeSouth is the sole blood
supplier for 39 medical facilities in
17 counties in North Central Florida
including Shands at UF, the VA
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007 A3



Jesus never promised us a rose garden


I have to tell you, I find the
text from Luke 9: 51 62 a bit
difficult to wrap my mind
around. Why would Jesus
respond like that when someone
wants to bury their parent, or
even say goodbye to their
family? What's happened to our
nice, loving, compassionate
Jesus?
Let me give you a bit of a
clue as to why I think He sounds
short to us in this passage. It was
of vital importance for the people
of this time to bury their dead
quickly. The environment was
such that the decomposition of
bodies happened rapidly. So yes,
the man would need to make
burying his father a priority, but,
if his father was ready to be
buried, why was he at this type of
parade or gathering? Why
wasn't he at home, getting ready
for the funeral and mourning his
loss?
Okay, you say, I can
understand Jesus being short
with this guy. But what about the


fellow that only wanted to tell his


family goodbye?
uses an illustration
about plowing.
Now, not many of
us have done much
plowing in our
lives, but I tried it
once on my uncle's
farm. Guess what-
it's not easy! As a
matter of fact, it
requires a lot of
work, effort and
concentration. I
found I could get
the plow started, but
if I relaxed just a
little bit, the plow
automatically went
off course.


Jesus is telling us with this
illustration that. if we are to
consider following Him, we are
to concentrate on following Him.
He wants to be first in our lives,
not an afterthought, or something
we think we "ought" to do. If we
say we're following Christ's


teachings, we're called to make


y.
Jesus seems to
be saying to us, if
you want to follow
me, that's fine but
remember, nothing
else should take
priority over that.
There is a great deal
of interest in
following Jesus and
keeping His
teachings, but there
doesn't seem to be a
whole lot of action.
What we hear, and
sometimes say is "I
want to follow
Jesus, but first I
need to..." fill in


the blank here. We want to work
for God, but maybe not right
now.
Is this why Jesus might seem
to be a bit short here? Also, don't
forget, He was going to
Jerusalem to be crucified for the
sins of everyone, including those


who put their own pursuits and
agendas ahead of following Him.
Jesus wants us to know that
when we're on a "God" mission,
everything else has to take
second place, even those things
the world is telling us are more
important. And we know, if we
really stop to think about it, what
we think is important according
to the world really won't be that
earthshaking in the overall
scheme of things.
What our text will not let us
forget is our call to be part of
God's mission trumps all other
calls. The excuses of"I want to
follow You, but first I have to
do..." only exposes us in our
need to be in control. Our need
to do and give only what we
want, when we want, and in the
manner we want. We think to


ourselves, "We'll work for God
when it suits us, Jesus, so cut us
some slack here...but be sure to
put us on Your "call later" list."
When we accept the offer of
grace God offers us via Jesus, in
one sense, it's absolutely free. At
the same time, it costs us
everything. If that seems unfair,
remember who we're dealing
with here the Creator, Savior,
Lord of the universe. The One
calling us isn't a pesky
telemarketer. No, the One
calling us here has the key to
everything that has ultimate
importance to us and the entire
world.
I can't take away the
difficulty of the choices this text
puts before us, but I can promise
that God's grace will be given to
all who say "yes." Grace isn't


getting what you deserve; it's
getting what you don't deserve.
Following Jesus isn't all fun
and games. It's definitely not a
rose garden it is a road filled
with pain, rejection, and
uncertainty. The road is paved
with people who didn't end up in
the places they had planned to
go.
But at the very least, by
following Jesus and practicing
His teachings, we proclaim He is
Lord and Savior. We show we
believe Him to be much more
than just a first century nice guy
who lived a good life. We
believe He really is the
incarnated expression of God
among us, and that He is still
Lord for us today. And for this
we give thanks.
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Join us at these local events


mHague Baptist Church is holding a sing
featuring the Cross Ways on Saturday,
July 28 at 7 p.m. The sing is free, but we do
take up a love offering. Contact Fred or
Lillian Owens at 386-462-2795 for more
information.
*Mt Horeb Baptist Church is holding a
Gospel Sing featuring The Believers from
Adel, Georgia on July 28 at 7 p.m. The
church is located on County Road 340, one
mile West Highway 47. Please bring a
covered dish to share. Everyone Welcome!
We will have a great time worshipping the
Lord!
MWomen of God Ministries, in Christ is
holding a conference, "Refresh, Renew &
Revive," and luncheon on Friday, Aug. 24 at
7 pm. and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 am. at
717 NWFairway Drive, SouthemOaks Golf
Club, Lake City with hosts Reverend Charm
A. Greene and Linda Walker. Anointed
Praise and Worship with Thomas Griffin and
Band, speakers Dr. Shirley Amold, Rev.
Charm Greene and CynthiaThompson. The
conference cost is $30 ($35 at the door) per
person, including lunch. Registration forms
are available at Lake City Christian Supplies,
New Life Bible Book Store of Live Oak,


Greene & Associates in Lake City, and Lady
Bug Flowers & Plants ofAlachua.
Make checks payable to: Women of
God Ministries, in Christ, Inc. and mail to
1111 SWRidge Street, Lake City, FL 32024.
For information, call 386-752-2397 or 386-
418-8881.
*Fully Committed (A Gospel singing
group) under the direction ofBro. Nathaniel
Darling extends a special invitationtojoinus
at Fun Works Skate Station at 1211 NW76th
Blvd. (behind Publix offNewbeny Rd. past
the Oak Mall) on Thursday, July 26 from 5
p.m. 9 pm. for an evening of fun $10
donation includes all attractions except go-
carts. Friday, July 27 at Daysprings M. B.
Church 1945 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville,
join us at 7:30 p.m. for "Friday Night Fire."
Come out and share your talents/gifts as we
worship and praise the King of Kings. Fully
Committed will be in concert. For more
information call Vincent Washington at 352-
281-2577.
mWilliston Gospel Music Festival We
S.OA.R, Inc /Gospel Fest Committee of
Williston presents the 6th Annual Gospel
Music Festival to be held on Saturday, Aug.
4, 11am. to 5 p.m. at the Williston


Elementary SchoolAuditorium, 801 S. Main
Street, Williston. This event, with free
admission, is an all-day celebration of Gospel
Music in its various styles and forms. You
can experience the joyful sounds of gospel
music through soloists, ensembles, choirs,
quartets, instrumentalists, dance and mime
ministries. For additional information, call
Mimi Johnson, Coordinator for Gospel
Music Festival Committee at 352-392-8763
or 352-361-6528
*First United Methodist Church of
Alachua will host Vacation Bible School on'
Aug. 5 -9. The popular community ministry
includes dinner, music, crafts and activities
for all ages. Sunday: 5-8:30 p.m. and Mon-
Thurs: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 386-462-2443
*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 386-462-
2549. Elder Willie J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor
mHare Krishna Temple Free feast every
Sunday at 4 p.m. The Temple is located three
miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


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.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386) 462-3326

Mych/ristcentra comn
386-462-2264

C H RIST C INTRA.L
INIS STRIE S
"Building Life Together"
Temporary Location
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alactua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:


Sunday


9:00-10:15am


(F J1 0o:30 -1:00am
LifeGroups
meet at various times during the week.


Student Ministry


Wednesday
7:13pm


First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Rob Atchley, Pastor
Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 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 forAllAges 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 6 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 18105 NW 262Avenue

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 Sreet Gainesville
(352) 14-7047


-. SII d bafnt'i angltatn CbIurt~
A parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
Where worship is our central act
SWhere the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Hol 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.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org

CI-^
(jFellowship
.C. Church1
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, 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: 11a.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


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Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.


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


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

Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 am., Moming
Worship 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.


First Baptist Church I First Presbyterian
w cChurch
of Alachua of Alachua
Impacting Lives for Christ of Alachua
Impcting Lives for Christ e Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
Sunday: Small Group Bible 14623NW 140 Street
14623 NW 140 Street
Study 9:30 a.m.,386)462-1549
Worship: 10:45 a.m. (386) 462-1549
Worship: 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9'a.m., Worship Service
Wednesday: PrayerMeeting 6:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Nursery provided.
HWY235 SouthAlachua 462-1337 www.firstpresalachua.org


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


Service Times
Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.


Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
386-454-1563
www.impactfamilychurch.com
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua


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 K
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


North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 edwin3441@cox.net
Rev. Edwin A. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 a.m.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.;
Worship 10:45 a.m.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; 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 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended.


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


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Chiuarin WesternAlactua County
Pastor Ty Keys
22405 W.Newbeny Road in
Milam Funeral Home's Chapel
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist byLifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

Legacy baptist Church
SSunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
children's s Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service- 10:30 am
Family Bible Study -6:30 pm
Pastor John Jmnigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistch urch .org




*oofife
Assembly of God
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly.org


St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
38(,462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


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.


List your Place of
Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.



List your Place of
Worship
here
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.


Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
Founder Acarya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 3:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast. Open to the public. (386) 462-2017

Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Located on Hwy 27 across from Tumblemania
Tues.: Bible Study 7 p.m.;
Tues.: Prayer Meeting 8 p.m.;
Sun.: Hour of Power 9 a.m., Sunday
School 10 a.m., Services 11 a.m.
1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Evening Services 4 p.m.
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169

Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday:
Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Consumed Youth Service 7 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services.
Pastor Greg Evans 352-870-7288


St. Madeleine Catholic Church
Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
Tuesday 7 p.m., Weekdays Mon, Wed
and Fri 8:30 a.m. No Mass Thursday.
Confession: Saturday 45 min. prior to
Mass or anytime on request
3210 N.E. Santa Fe Boulevard
/ (U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
(386) 454-2358


Here, Jesus that a priority


Deborah Pangrass
Commissioned Lay
Pastor
McIntosh Presbyterian
Church







A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007


Grand opening of the Alachua



Municipal Complex


James T. "J.T."
Vaughn, Sk.


James T. h'J.T." Vaughn, Sr.
died Thursda, July 18, 2007 in
the Malcolrh Randall V.A.
Medical Cenier in Gainesville,
Florida. He Was 81.
Mr. Vaughn had been a
resident sinee he was two-
years-old coming .from
Kendrick, FlOrida. He enjoyed
fishing, quail and dove hunting.
He was a veteran of the U.S.
,Navy and a member of New


Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Virginia Vaughn; one son,
James T. "Jim" Vaughn, Jr.; one
daughter, Annette "Terry"
Davis, all of Alachua; three
grandchildren, James and
Tommy Davis and Tiffany
Vaughn Griffin..
Funeral services for Mr.
Vaughn were conducted at 11
a.m. Monday, July 23, 2007 in
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
with Rev. William D. Wood and
Rev. Derwin Griffin officiating.


Burial followed in the
church cemetery.
Visitation was one hour
prior to the service from 10-11
a.m. at New Oak Grove Baptist
Church.
Arrangements are under the
care of- Evans-Carter Funeral
Home, High Springs.
Obituaries: The obituaries
in this section are considered
news and are published free
of charge by Alachua County
.Today. Obituaries may be
edited for style, space and
policy.


SHOWDOWN: Land would increase town's tax base
Continued from page Al


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Special to Alachua County Today
The City of Alachua
cordially invites you to attend


the Grand Opening Ceremony
of the new Municipal Complex
located at 15100 NW 142
Terrace, Alachua on Thursday,


August 2nd at 2 p.m. Guided
tours provided following the
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"The law requires that
annexations be 'compact' and not
create any 'pockets,"' said Ken
Zeichner, a member of the County
Annexation Team. "The move does
not conform, to now the County
Attorney's office is trying to
schedule a meeting to resolve this
out of court."
"The problem is that nobody
knows exactly what a 'pocket' is,"
said City Attorney Steve Lee.
When the county filed the
lawsuit, referendum was proposed
to let property owners in the
disputed pocket vote on whether to
have their properties annexed into
the city. If th6 land in the pocket
became part of the city as well, there
would not be a problem.
The county would have
dropped its suit if the property
owners had voted to approve the
annexation il the referendum.
However, they voted 25-11 against
the annexation, said City Manager
Chad Shryock.
"We've aSked the county to
define the tern pocket," Shryock
said. "They admit that there is no
definition."
The city takes a neutral stance
toward the annexation and is merely
acting as a facilitator, he said. The
added land Would increase tax
revenue to the city; however,
Hawthome would have to provide
services such as police and fire
protection to properties that were
served by the county before
annexation.
"I don't want folks to be upset
about us giving them the chance to


Illustration-by ALEX NEWMIAN/Alachua County Today
Some 25 landowners voted against annexing their properties
into the City of Hawthorne, defeating a referendum.


vote," Shryock said. "We have to
satisfy the property owners who
requested the annexation, as well as
the county that is opposed to it; the
city is just sort of the middleman."
He said there is more to the story
than the county simply enforcing
the law, but he refused to speculate
on possible motivations of county
officials.
Rebecca Dukes, a resident of
the pocket area, voted "no" on the
referendum.
"We like Hawthorne; it's just the
city's management that leaves
something to be desired," she said.
"They're kind of putting the cart
before the horse; they have to take
care of what they have first"
People supporting annexation
have their own agenda, and they
want the increase in tax money,
Dukes said.
"We're delighted that it didn't
pass. We like the county and even
though it may not do the job


,perfectly, they're always there when
we need them."
William Carlton, a resident and
former city commissioner, said "I'm
very happy the referendum failed. I
didn't like the way it was handled
from day one, and I'm opposed to
annexing other people's property
without their approval."
Nobody wanted this except the
developer, he said.
Plum Creek Timberland did not
immediately return phone calls.
According to its Web site, it is the
largest private landowner in the
nation. It provided a scholarship for
a Hawthome student in June.
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Continuedfrom page Al
program calls for law
enforcement personnel to take a
proactive stance in
neighborhoods.
Troiano said having both
Archer and Newberry fight
crime jointly will make a
positive impact in both areas.
"It's truly a partnership
where you move together and


oiano: Drugs play role in many neighborhood crimes


combat crime," said Troiano.
Troiano said drugs play a
huge role in neighborhood
crimes. He also said that
having people identify how
they deal with that crime plays a
vital part in the program. He
urges citizens to get involved
and voice their concerns to their
elected officials.


"We urge people to contact
their elected officials," said
Troiano.
Newberry City Commis-
sioner Bill Conrad said the
program takes a long-term view
of reducing crime in both
Newberry and Archer. He
Conrad also said that citizens
will now be able to be more


active in the community when it
comes to crime prevention.
Conrad said he likes the way the
program works.
"It's a real good system,"
said Conrad.
# # #


High Springs Tree Plan Board excited about


upcoming projects


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Since the High
Springs Tree Plan Board was created a year
ago city residents have noticed a difference
in how trees and shrubbery have been
maintained in the area. However, the
Chairwoman of the Tree Board says more
needs to be done if High Springs is to
maintain the uniqueness of its trees.
Tree Board Chairwoman Sue Weller
said the Tree Board has made progress
since being implemented. Since the
creation of the Board, High Springs
residents have seen improvements in
beautifying the community, held contests.
for heritage trees in the area, and Arbor Day
celebrations. Even with these
accomplishments Weller would like to
increase the tree canopies on city right-of-
ways and in city parks.
Working toward that goal, steps to be
taken include conducting a tree inventory
and tree canopy analysis, prioritize
corridors where trees are planted, and
presenting recommendations to the High
Springs City Commission. Other examples
include developing a list of tree species, and
pursuing grants to fund projects.
Weller said the Tree Board is working
SHOOTER:
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on removing hazardous trees in the city.
She said the Board wants to provide a
forum where there can be a review and
appeal for trees that are scheduled for
removal as hazardous trees.
According to Weller one of the most
effective tools in making the public aware
of tree issues is by educating people on the
importance of maintaining trees.
Encouraging citizens to plant trees on their
property, and protecting trees that are
planted by the city are essential for having
a community of healthy trees. Weller adds
the Arbor Day celebrations make people
aware of how important trees are for the
environment.
As High Springs is fast becoming an
area where people want to live and work,
Weller said she wants commercial
properties in the city to get beautified.
"We want to make sure there are trees
and shrubberies, especially in commercial
areas," said Weller.
Weller said the Tree Board has had a
great relationship with the High Springs
Commission, crediting commissioners for
their help to her Board.
"Anything we have needed they have
come to assist us," said Weller. "There're
pretty much on board," added Weller.


Live training forces officer to

consider different scenarios


anytime," said Lloyd.
Officers used the Santa Fe
High campus as a laboratory for
various situations that could
occur in a shooting. With the
assistance of the University of
Florida Police Department,
APD officers participated in
various demonstrations such as
seeking a shooter who may be
hiding behind a set of lockers to
actually shooting the
perpetrator inside a classroom
with students.
Lloyd said the live training
along with lectures gives
officers a sense of the danger
they may face and how to react.
S The training presents officers
an opportunity to make
mistakes in a learning
environment instead of a live
situation where one mistake
could be deadly. Lloyd said the
training forces an officer ask
"What am I going to do now?"
After the session was over
Lloyd said the officers
participated in drills and
techniques that they normally
would never encounter unless
through a real life situation.
Lloyd said the training is
considered a success as long as
an officer learned in an
effective manner.
"As long as they took
something from the training
that was a positive," said Lloyd.
Instructor Stacey Ettel, who
works for the University of
Florida Police Department,
said, "This is as realistic as you
get training."
In addition to the lone
shooter scenario, officers were
also exposed to handling
situations where multiple
shooters are involved. As the
sessions progressed Ettel
sensed officers gaining
confidence in how to respond
when a gunman is loose in a
school or building.
Ettel said a key element
officers learned during the
training is changing the mindset
of a shooter when ending a
dangerous situation.
APD officer training
coordinator Jimmy Smith said
teamwork is stressed during the
Shooting training sessions. He
said the techniques officers
learned last week have been by
used law enforcement for years,
but primarily by a swat team.
According to Smith, since the
Columbine High School
Jktragedy in 199S~officers have


used swat team techniques so
they can respond to a situation
more effectively.
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High Springs Commissioner Byran
Williams is impressed with the plan the
Tree Board has designed. Williams cited
the Board for assisting the city with
removing fallen trees in the area. As a tree
lover Williams is happy with what the Tree
Board offers to High Springs.
"That's great what there're doing here,"
said Williams.
High Springs Commissioner Kirk
Eppenstein said he's pleased that the Tree
Board has come up with a plan of action in
maintaining tree canopies. Eppenstein said
the High Springs Commission values the
Tree Board's desire to preserve the quality
of life in High Springs.
Weller said although the Tree Board has
been around for a year, she said citizens are
just becoming aware of the Board's
existence. She said the Tree Board and its
members are looking forward to the next
year and upcoming projects. Weller added
that her love of the environment is the
guiding force in wanting High Springs to
maintain its beauty.
"This is something dear to my heart,"
said Weller.
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Because we need more lawsuits


t's been clear for some time that the City
of Alachua has a knack for garnering
negative publicity, scrutiny and criticism.
Perhaps the fervent declaration by the
"city fathers" that Alachua welcomes a
moderate helping of commercial development
has placed the bull's-eye squarely on this small
town of 7,000 people.
Perhaps the bull's-eye is exactly where it
belongs and Alachua's leaders need to' fess up to
the purportedly underhanded and duplicitous
backroom deals that have marred Alachua's
history according to some.
Or just maybe, Alachua appears an easy
target for a weak offense.
As with many of the issues in recent years,
Alachua City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. finds
himself at the center of controversy. The latest
volley across the bow centers on Watson's
retirement plan.
As a member of Alachua's police force for
nearly 20 years, Watson participated in the
Florida Retirement System (FRS) for special risk
employees. That classification allows the
employer to make greater contributions to the
fund and the employee to retire in 25 years -
five years fewer than typical employees
participating in the FRS.
When the City of Alachua hired Watson as
the City Manager in 2002, it was quite clearly
the intention of the commission to allow him to
maintain his special risk retirement status.
Commissioners at the time gave Watson an


additional title of Police Commissioner, thus
solidifying his association with the police
department.
But several weeks ago, unbeknownst to the
City, the Florida Retirement System decided that
Watson'was no longer qualified for the special
risk retirement classification. In fact, the
Division of Retirement sent a letter notifying the
City that the change would be retroactive to
Watson's hire date as City Manager. Due to the
change, some $50,000 in "overpayments" would
be returned to the City.
In their infinite wisdom, the Division .of
Retirement also asked the City to properly report
only the salary Watson was earning as a City
Manager. The implication was that the City of
Alachua was reporting two salaries for Watson
and perhaps making double payments into his
retirement fund.
Did the Division of Retirement not know the
exact figures being reported by the City of
Alachua? Did the Division of Retirement not
contact the City prior to formulating an opinion
and making a final decision? The fact that a
Division of Retirement administrator unilaterally
jumped the gun is clear. The question is: Why?
SWe now know that Charles Grapski's
attorney, Joe Little, contacted the Division of
Retirement regarding Watson's retirement. It
appears that Little was attempting to shore up
support for his client's claim and lawsuit against
the City of Alachua alleging that Watson is
holding dual roles, a violation of Florida law.


Following the Division of Retirement's letter
to the City, Little stepped forward to prematurely
claim a victory of sorts. Little asserted, we
presume mistakenly, that the Division of
Retirement's decision supported his client's
claim. But that's not correct.
The Division of Retirement made no
statements regarding Watson holding dual roles
or otherwise. It merely stated that Watson was
not qualified to be' in a special risk classification
for retirement purposes.
The only victory which might be construed is
that some potentially negative consequence
resulted from Little's inquiry if that in fact was
an objective. It is blatantly fallacious to argue
that the retirement issue fortifies Grapski's
lawsuit.
Whether or not Grapski should prevail in his
latest legal battle against the City of Alachua is
for the courts to discern. The editorial board of
Alachua County Today, however, finds it
strikingly disturbing, yet at the same time
amusing and expected, that many people who so
passionately urged the hiring of Watson as City
Manager, have since worked vehemently to show
him the door. It's remarkable how quickly
support fades when one is no longer politically
useful.
The facts remains that Watson has an
employment contract with the City of Alachua
which defines his compensation package. If the
City is no longer permitted to contribute a higher
amount into Watson's FRS retirement fund, he


ought to be compensated otherwise. If the
Division of Retirement indeed follows through
with its stated intentions, we believe the City
should use the returned funds to contribute to an
independent retirement program for Watson.
As Alachua's top administrator, Watson sets
the standard of other employees. Watson's
contract should be scrutinized in detail. It
should be able to withstand legal tests. And it
should be fair to Watson, the City and its
citizens.
Alachua is an easy target for folks like
Grapski who seemingly aim to make a reputation
for themselves by getting their name at the top
of as many lawsuits as they can file in a year.
Larger communities and institutions have
significantly more legal resources to fight what
some may deem frivolous legal challenges. The
majority of smaller communities just don't get
enough attention to make creating a ruckus
worthwhile.
The unfortunate side effect of actions by
individuals such as Grapski is that they've so
marginalized themselves that any meaningful
debate on the issues never comes to fruition.
Therefore, Grapski becomes counterproductive
to his purported agenda.
We believe healthy'communities embrace
new ideas and differing opinions and look into
the mirror of scrutiny to repair the blemishes.
But communities must also be wary of those
people invested in failure rather than success.
# #' #


Let's talk... can you hear me now?


We're hooked. And there's nothing we can do
about it.
Cell phones are as common today as transistor
radios and a pack of Marlboros weie to earlier
generations. They have become as pervasive as kudzu
vines in the south. It's reported that in some countries
there are more cell phones than there are people.
And, thanks to cell phones, we have another lingo to
add to our ever increasing vocabulary. Consider that
Bluetooth, CDMA, Cell, Coverage Area, ESN,
Handoff, Home Service Area, Local
Number Portability, No Service Indicator,
Roaming, and the ever dreaded Dropped
Call are all attributes of the cellular
industry. Not to mention text message
lingo, that is evolving from online chats, .
such as TTYL (Talk to you later), P911 .
(Parents are in the room), and OMG (Oh
my God), and an ever growing number of
others.
Today more than 200 million
Americans use cell phones. Consider that
as recently as the late 1980s there were
fewer than one million cell phones in use.
Just 20 years ago cell phones were the
size of bricks. Remember those guys? ELLEN
Bricks on the hips. You can still see them Today
in movies. What a hoot! Nothing dates a
film like seeing the protagonist, a cool
guy no doubt, whip out his 5-pound cellular Motorola
brick to make that lifesaving call that spares the world
from total and absolute destruction. Even James Bond
would look like a Dudley Do-Right with one of those
clunkers.
Now we have phones that fit into the smallest of our
pockets, take pictures, and browse the Internet for less
than the cost of a home phone. Wireld's technology is


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phenomenal. But most folks don't care what makes
their cell phone function they just want it to work.
They want to make and accept calls, download
ringtones, take pictures, handle texting, connect with
the Internet, take a beating, look cool and ...and keep
on ticking.
Nearly 75-percent of U.S. households have at least
one cell phone, with many having three to five. And
almost 50-percent of teens between 13 and 16 can boast
ownership. Cell phones are this generation's
technological addiction. It's the cell
phone we lovingly bid good night as we
place it on our nightstand before we go to
*.bed, greet first thing in the morning and
Check for as we're walking out theadoor.
S Once you have one, you wouldn't
consider going anywhere without it. And
,,' f the panic that ensues if you leave home
without it, or heaven forbid, suspect
you've lost it can be gut wrenching.
I've seen grown men frantically
search for their cell phone, horror in their
Sees, as they rush back into restaurants,
flinging aside young and old to search
for what unsuspecting witnesses would
IOUKARI assume to be a lost Rolex or at a
columnist minimum the code to a secret Swiss
bank account.
But this isn't to say that women don't appreciate a
sleek little number as well. Shiny, slim and offering the
world at the tap of a button. Who today zips by the
grocery store without pulling out their cell phone and
calling home to take that last minute inventory of
what's for dinner and does the dog have food?,
In terms of pecking order, the newest and greatest
number of features combined in the smallest device is
what really counts. I Today's cell phones offer web


browsers, instant messaging, and e-mail capabilities.
Just about everything doable from a PC, can also be
done from a cell phone. Want to be King of the Hill
cellphone wise better have Bluetooth
technology.. .whatever that is. What a blow to discover
that your friend's cell phone has more features than
yours. And only last month yours was the latest and
greatest! What's a techno-freak to do?' Join Cell Phone
of the Month Club?
One good thing about cell phones is it that now we
generally know who is calling. Some clever souls don't
even have to check the incoming number. Nope.
They've assigned special ring tones to certain
individuals. Using a sports analogy which men will
appreciate it's 'like the difference between a
touchdown and a fumble, depending if the recipient
wants to speak with the caller or not.
But despite all the high-tech features packed into
that credit card sized gizmo, there doesn't seem to be
any way around dead zones those troubling areas
where wireless signals are nonexistent. Who hasn't
traveled the Bermuda Triangle of dead zones on the
Interstate between Gainesville and Alachua and sure
enough, staring you in the face is the "call lost" "press
resend" message, but not before you play the "Can you
hear me now?" game the cell version of "telephone
tag."
And speaking of dead zones and dropped calls, let's
talk later. I'm about one mile from the dreaded
"Triangle" and I've got to check my emails.
TTYL!

Agree, disagree, don't care? Contact Ellen via
email at ellen@alachuatoday.com Just remember, if
you don't want your mama to read it, don't send it!
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007 A7


POLICE REPORTS


Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective
iaM UDriving Violator Arrest
*On July 20, 2007 at 1:46 pm.,
officers observed 29-year-old Willie
Roberts of Alachua driving a blue
Oldsmobile with no tag attached at
NW 155 Place and NW 133
Terrace. Officers had prior
knowledge that Roberts' license was
suspended. Officers made contact
with Roberts pursuant to a traffic
stop. A computer check confirmed
that Roberts license was suspended
15 times. Roberts was also deemed
a habitual violator. Roberts \'as


arrested for driving while license
suspended/revoked habitual.
*On July 20, 2007 at 2:02, officers
made contact with 22-year-old
Kelly Thomton at 15512 Hipp \\a\.
ptir nant to a traffic stop. A computer
check revealed that Thomtor's
license was suspended. Thomton-
was arrested for dri\in'g while
license suspended/revoked.
Warrant Arrest
*On July 20, 2007 at 10:38 pm..
officer made contact %iith 36-, ear-
old Albert Roberts of Alachua at
15507 NX, 149 Terrace. A computer
check revealed that Roberts had an
outstanding \\arrant out of Alachua


County for violation of probation
with a $260 cash bond. Roberts was
taken into custody.

High Springs Police Department
Todaiv Staff Report
*Sarah Connor of 220 NW 3rd
Street in High Springs reported to
police that she was the victim of
criminal mischief at her residence
during the early morning hours of
June 27. An investigation is on-
going.
)On Jul\ 19 at 9:22 p.m.. High
Spnngs police officers conducted a
traffic stop at the 300 block of NE


Santa Fe Boulevard. Forty-five-
year-old George Pierce of 6084 NE
87th Avenue in Bronson was not
wearing a seat belt. It was
discovered that Pierce had an active
warrant out ofLevy County and was
placed under arrest. Police
transported Pierce to the Alachua
County Jail.
*On July 18 at 10:35 p.m., High
Springs police officers performed a
routine traffic stop at the 500 block
of NW 2nd A\ enue of a vehicle
driven by 26-N ear-old Chad Lux of
St Petersburg. During the traffic
stop police discovered Lux\ was
wanted out of Pinellas County for
violationn of probation. Police
arnrsted and transported Lux to the
.AachUa Counr Jail.
O)n Jul I21 at 1:56 am.. High
Springs police offices conducted a


traffic stop at 17400 NW 237th
Street of a vehicle driven by 48-year-
old April Trollinger of 220
Spoonbill Court in Ft White. Police
arrested Trollinger and charged her
with DUI.
*On July 15 at 3:59 p.m., High
Springs police officers performed a
routine n-aftic stop at the Island Fond
Store on 605 NE Santa Fe
Bodue\ ard ofa \ hicle dri\ en by 47-
Sear-old Sheri Murra. of 359
Bethlehem Avenue in Fort White.
Police found se\ eral bags of cocaine
inside the vehiclee and arrested
1Miurra for drug possession.
Mlurra. \\s transported to the
Al.chua Count. Jail.
1On Jul. 15 at 2:02 p.m.. -High
Springs Church of God Pasior
Terr Hull notified High Springs
police officers of a nailer theft that


occurred earlier in the day at the
church located on 115 SW Poe
Springs Road. There are no known
suspects at this time.
*Pamela Goff reported to High
Springs police officers that her
vehicle had sustained damage at the
Alachua County Health Clinic at
245 N\ 2nd Street on July 18
bet. een 12:50 p m. and 5:15 p.m.
*Dunng the morning hoars of July
5,' 19-eiar-old Matthem Prose of
18418 N\\ 272nd Ten-ace in High
Springs atenpted to piss a forged
check at the M&S Bjan on 325
North lMain Suoct Prose was
arrested on charges of forgery,
uttering a forged check, theft of
stolen property. and drug possession
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Crime Stoppers Most


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A message from the desk of


Make the Call,


Sheriff Sadie Darell Earn a

The "Move Over" law


The Alachua County Sheriff's
Office reminds drivers of the
"Move Over" law passed by the
Florida Legislature in May 2002.
The "Move Over" law
requires drivers to move over or
slow down when approaching an
authorized emergency vehicle that
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roadway in down while maintaining a safe
Florida. Motorists speed so as not to impede other
are required to traffic.
approach Throughout the State of
cautiously when an emergency Florida and our nation, law
vehicle is stopped ahead with its enforcement officers and other
lights flashing. Motorists must emergency personnel are routinely
change lanes away from the struck by vehicles passing too
emergency vehicle if they are on a closely to an emergency vehicle
multi-lane roadway and can do so and traveling at high speeds.
safely. If drivers cannot change Recently, Alachua County Fire
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Tanard
Merriex
Black Male,
03/24/1981
5'8", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Weapon by
Convicted Felon


MarK Jonn
Young
Black Male,
8/19/60
5'11", 1751bs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Career Offender
Failure to
Register


Chantelle L. Charles E.
Graves Lewis, Jr.
Black Female, Black Male,
09/28/72 07/23/83
5'02" 6'05"
Black Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Larceny, Public
orders crime -
Racketeering


Currently
wanted for:
Larceny;
Battery;
Criminal
Mischief


Rodriquez
Antonio
Eddie
Black Male,
5/15/75
5'08", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Resisting W/o
Violence,
DWLSR
Habitual


Eric Andrew Sangria Renay
Haskins McCoy
White Male, Black Female,
11/06/1978 12/15/1978
5'7", 180 Ibs 5'3", 120 Ibs
Brown Hair, Black Hair,
Blue Eyes Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Burglary of a
Structure,
Criminal Mischief,
Larceny/ Theft,
Possession of a
Controlled
Substance w/out
a Prescription


Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny/
Theft Battery
Resisting an
Officer in
Recovery of
Stolen Property


Charlie
Kareem
Roberson
Black Male,
09/05/1987
6'0", 165 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Cocaine Posses-
sion, Sale of Co-
caine (3 counts),
Possession of
Marijuana/Possessi
on of Drug
Paraphernalia


Tiffany
Turner
White female,
02/07/84
5'9"
Blonde Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Resist Officer
without
violence


Juan Alton
Orozco Sylvester
White Male, Hamilton
5'10" Black Male,
Brown Hair, 02/04/1970
Brown Hair,1, 20lbs
5'6", 220 Ibs
Brown Eyes Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Disorderly
conduct


Currently
wanted for:
Burglary,
Larceny


Ebony Brenda Cook
Johnson White Female,
Black Female, 12/23/59
02/16/87 5'04"
5'02" Blonde Hair,
Black Hair, Hazel Eyes
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Larceny, Public
orders crime


Currently
wanted for:
Multiple counts
of worthless
checks


Eddie James Lorenzo
Durant Ulysees
Black Male, Johnson
04/27/1959 Black Male
5'9", 210 Ibs ac .
Black Hair,7/26/65
Brown Eyes 6'1", 200 Ibs


Currently
wanted For:
Possession of
Cocaine,
Trespassing


Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Larceny


Marcus P.
Jones
Black Male,
11/22/70
5'07", 180 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DWLSR, Bigamy


What should I do?


Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals, please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-1818 or remain anonymous by calling
&rime Stoppirs at 352-372-STOP.


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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URBAN SERVICEAREA: Drumm: Visioning meetings


Continued from page Al

Reserve during a 20-year planning
period. The plan also calls for investing
in services and infrastructure that
coincides with future growth.
Boundaries of the urban service area
include downtown High Springs and
surrounding areas in the core part of the
area.
There is also a plan for the rural
fringe of the city to ensure retention of
its rural character and preserve
sensitive environmental features. The
rural fringe includes areas outside the
urban service area and will
accommodate low density residential
and limited commercial uses.
High Springs planning consultant
Gene Boles said the way the urban
service area is defined will work well
for High Springs and is useful to the
city with respect to future land use,
transportation, and community
character. "This is an area that we
believe makes sense," said Boles,
assuring both the Plan Board and City
Commissioners that the water and
sewer systems in the areas are ready to
use.
Plan Board Chair Eyvonne
Andrews said she felt good about how
Boles and High Springs City Planner
Christian Popoli approached the issue.
"I feel confident in what they have
done thus far," saidAndrews.


instrumental
City Manager Jim Drumm told the
City Commission and Plan Board that
he was hopeful the concepts being
discussed coincided with the visions
that both boards heard from citizens
during visioning meetings. He said the
boundaries can give the city direction
before it becomes law. Drumm added
the urban service area is flexible and
can evolve over the years.
Plan Board member Gene Levine
said citizens had significant input and
that the plan gives High Springs an idea
about how the area will deal with traffic
accessibility.
'This embraces what the people
want," said Levine.
High Springs CommissionerLarry
Travis voiced his concem that the
urban service area included five phases
for sewer and water, and that millions
of dollars would need to be funded to
keep the systems up to date. However,
Drumm reassured Travis that any
funding for sewer and water would be
paid for at a developer's expense.
High Springs Commissioner Jim
Gabriel expressed doubts that the plan
provides adequate consideration for
clean industrial development. Gabriel
said it was essential that the city has a
plan that addresses industrial growth
because he believes industrial building
development should be held


WAL-MART:


Traffic circulation numbers under


in process
accountable.
In response to Gabriel's
comments, the Commission approved
an addendum to include industrial
development accountability as part of
the urban services plan.
After the meeting Drumm said he
was pleased with the dialog between
the Plan Board and City
Commissioners. He said the
communication between both parties
was good and that everyone involved
in the process was well educated on the
urban service area, and that Tuesday's
meeting will help both Boles and
Popoli plan for the future.
Drumm was quick to point out that
the plan was not intensifying urban
boundaries, and emphasized that areas
outside of the urban service area would
be protected. Drumm believes that the
city's visioning meetings were
instrumental in understanding the
issues and citizen's positions.
Plan Board member Nicholas
Caprio remarked that the urban service
area is just one element in dealing with
future growth in High Springs.
"It's another piece of the puzzle,"
said Caprio.


Continued from page Al review
sticking point for FDOT comes at a 30-inch culvert
which carries water from the south side of U.S. 441 to the
north side, and to an FDOT retention area
Emmons said that according to FDOT's calculations,
the flow of water toward U.S. 441 will be at such a high
rate that the 30-inch culvert won't be able to collect all of
the water, resulting in flooding along the highway.
While Wal-Mart is only developing a portion of the
land along the proposed roadway, it must account for all
of the possible drainage from other parcels of land
surrounding it, Emmons said.
"FDOT won't have any control over who is allowed
to use the roadway once it's permitted," said Emmons.
That means developers would not have to seek
permitting from FDOT once the ingress/egress is issued
along U.S. 441. Still, water flowing from those
developments would flow along the newly constructed
road and into FDOT drainage systems.
'Way back, we told Wal-Mart to go back to the
original developer and have them request the
ingress/egress permit so they could account for all of the
development and not just the Wal-Mart site," Emmons
said.

MERRILLWOOD: Another cooko
Continued from page Al
Beth Wooley, a 13-year-old resident, joined in on the
fun. "I'm having a lot of fun and it's such a nice day and
it's neat to have all the kids come out and play," Wooley
said.
The day's festivities began at 11 am. as the summer
sun began cooking the grass and it wasn't long before Lund
and her explorers were firing up the grill. Kids in the
Merillwood community enjoyed grilled hotdogs, chips
and drinks before the day's end.


HUNT:
Continued from page Al


Boukari: "She's the bond between Alachua and High Springs"


started her career, Hunt said she
would see her clients on a weekly
basis. According to Hunt people
are now doing their own hair styles
while getting their hair done
professionally on a monthly basis.
With the changes in how people
style their hair and how often they
do it, Hunt said it's important to
educate her customers about
different styles.
"It's up to you to educate
them," said Hunt.
Hunt's dreams of becoming a
hair stylist started in her native New


York City when as. a little girl she
would walk the sidewalks of the
Big Apple, starring in awe through
the windows of salons and
watching a hairdresser create a
beautiful style. She said the
creative aspect of being a hairstylist
attracted her to the profession.
"I love creativity," said Hunt.
Hunt started her career at a
small hair salon in St. Augustine
that she said was a wonderful
experience for someone trying to
'break into the field.
"It was a great beginning for


new stylists," said Hunt.
After her stint in Florida, Hunt
moved back to New York and
worked in a salon for a few years
before returning to Florida in the
early 80s. When Hunt moved back
to the Sunshine State she relocated
to Miami and worked in a salon for
several years. It was in Miami
where she met her future husband
of 25 years, Randy, before settling
down in High Springs, where
Randy's family was living at the
time. The couple's 21-year-old son,
Clayton, is a Midshipman at the


United States Naval Academy in
Annapolis, Maryland and is a
graduate of Santa Fe High School.
When Hunt is not working at
Talk of the Town she is heavily
involved in fundraising for the
Santa Fe High School athletic
department. During the football
season Hunt is always in attendance
at Raider games to cheer the team
on and frequently delivers a
powerful and moving performance
of the National Anthem before
games. Hunt believes people who
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Santa Fe High School assistant
varsity boys basketball coach Ben
Boukari says Hunt makes positive
impact on the lives of the school's
student athletes.
"She makes sure the kids know
she's there and that she supports
them, win or lose," said Boukari.
Boukari said Hunt is always
there for kids, may it be in
providing a meal or a free haircut.
He explained that Hunt's dedication
to area youth helps lessen the
differences that sometimes exist
between the neighboring towns of
Alachua and High Springs.
"She's the bond between
Alachua and High Springs," said
Boukari.
Hunt said owning her own
business is a dream come true for
her, adding that people in her
profession share a common dream
of one day owning their own hair
salon.
S"It's a dre.mn for most stylists to


have their own business," said
Hunt.
Hunt said new residents in the
area come to her asking a variety of
questions about High Springs. As a
long-time resident of the town,
Hunt offers advice about what
places to go to around the area.
"My job is to inform them and
make them aware of the beauty of
High Springs," said Hunt.
High Springs resident Sheila
Walden, who has patronized Hunt
since 1989, said people want to
know where she gets her hair
styled.
"She's wonderful. I get
compliments all the time with
people asking me where I go," said
Walden.
When asked what her greatest
satisfaction is when leaving work
everyday, Hunt responded with a
smile, saying putting a smile on
somebody else's face is the best part
of her day.


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the permits for the roadway.
Meanwhile, traffic circulation numbers are under
review again. FDOT had originally turned down an
original traffic impact analysis provided by Wal-Mart for
the site. Wal-Mart submitted anewtraffic impact analysis
to FDOT and is awaiting an outcome which is likely to
come in the next 45 days.
Wal-Mart has not yet submitted another proposal to
deal with drainage concems. Wal-Mart spokesperson
Quinta Vettel said Wednesday that the company was
moving ahead with the project.
"We received an email saying there are still some
questions and more information we need to provide.
"Wal-Mart is still working toward an appropriate
system for this site," Vettel said.
A permit for the new road would not be issued until
FDOT accepts a drainage plan as well as a traffic
circulation analysis and plan.
"If [Wal-Mart] meets all of our requirements, then
we'll issue a drainage permit," Emmons said.
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>ut in Welch Park planned for Aug. 4

Wednesday's event won't be the last of its kind. APD
and its Police Explorers are planning to hold another
cookout in Welch Park during the afternoon hours ofAug.
4.
Funding for the community events comes from the
Police Explorers' budget provided by the City ofAlachua,
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Raiders wrap up
summer play
with 12-0 win
over Gainesville


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* Michele Bisaccia
played softball at,
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By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
It has been said that timing is
everything and that phrase perfectly
describes how Newberry High
School found Michele Bisaccia to be
its next softball and volleyball coach.
With the summer quickly coming to a
close, the Panthers needed someone to
take over their softball and volleyball


Keeler


pleased with


Panthers'


performance


at camp

* Newberry opens fall practice
on Monday, August 6
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer


For the second straight .summer
Newberry High School head
football coach Tommy Keeler
was a happy camper following
his club's trip to a Fellowship of
Christian Athletes Team Camp.
Keeler called last summer's camp
experience at Stetson University in DeLand
the single most important thing the Panthers
did last year. The cdach
also thought his team
benefited from this
year's camp which was
held at Blue Springs
Assembly in Mairianna
last Friday through
Sunday.
"We grew as a team ten
fold and we got more than what we
expected out of this camp," said Keeler.
"We had a lot of opportunity to spend time
as a team and we worked a lot on our
mental side of the game as well as the
spiritual side."
The coach said the group of 31 players he
brought to camp also did well in the
physical aspect of camp, which included
seven on seven drills for the backs and
receivers, while the linemen took part in
tough man competitions and in some five
PANTHERS on page B3


programs, especially with the first day of
volleyball practice slated for Monday,
August "6.
Bisaccia, who was the head softball
coach at Eastside this past spring, said she
was planning on leaving the Gainesville
area and was headed for Charleston, South
Carolina to start a new job. However, that
opportunity didn't work out.
Around the same time, Newberry
Athletic Director Tommy Keeler 'came
into contact with Bisaccia, a former
softball player at the University of
Arkansas and at the University of Florida.
Approximately three weeks ago,


Bisaccia said that she was put in touch
with Keeler, after he contacted UF for help
with the coaching search. She interviewed
with him a short time
after that and was
hired to coach the two
Panthers programs on
Monday afternoon.
"The timing was
definitely right for all
of this. I always knew
Bisaccia I wanted to be a coach
and a teacher," said
Bisaccia, who was also hired as an English
teacher at the school. "I always had a


direction in that area, I just didn't know
where I wanted to start off my career."
Originally from South Dakota, Bisaccia
attended high school in Mississippi before
earning a solibjll scholarship at Arkansas.
She redshirted her freshman year in 2003
before playing in 24 games the following
season with the Razorbacks. Bisaccia then
transferred to Florida and was forced to sit
out the 2005 season due to NCAA transfer
rules. Her collegiate softball career then
came to an end as she suffered a broken
left leg during a preseason practice in
2006. The second baseman never got the
BISACCIA on page B3


Local teams take stage at regionals


Special to Alachua County Today
Santa Fe Babe Ruth 12-Under coach Robert Gainey (far left) talks to his team Saturday in Hendersonville, NC.


* Santa Fe Babe Ruth
Softball teams play in
Southeast Regional
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
t was an experience of a lifetime
for two local Santa Fe Babe
Ruth softball teams. The 12-
Under team led by head coach
Robert Gainey and the 10-
Under team led by head coach
Earl Findley traveled to Hendersonville,


North Carolina to compete in the
Southeast Regional last week.
The teams started play last Thursday in
an eight-field complex that featured
nearly 60 teams from around the South
East. Despite their efforts, both teams
failed to advance past the regionals.
The 10-Under team lost its first two
games to be eliminated from competition
on Thursday. The squad fell to Mauldin,
SC 12-7 in a game that showed the
hometown team trailing 6-0 at one point.
Santa Fe's Casey Peres roped a grand
slam that scored four runs in the fifth


inning to pull her team to within one, 7-
6.
Santa Fe's next game was against
Florida 10-Under champion Altemonte
Springs. Santa Fe pitcher Ashton Davis
pitched five shutout innings as the teams
remained knotted up through six innings.
However, Altemonte Springs scored four
runs in the extra inning to win the contest.
The Santa Fe 12-Under team faired
better on the first day, winning both of its
games on Thursday. Santa Fe first beat
SOFTBALL on page B3


NBA is in



trouble, bet


on it

By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Columnist
This one is not going to be
easy.
The NBA has seen its
share of troubles in the past,
but none that come close to
this publicly anyway. The
allegations that former NBA
official Tim Donaghy
gambled on games, including
games he officiated, over the
last two seasons has rocked
the professional sports
nation.
Now, NBA comnissioiier
David Ster is left to explain
how something like this
could .have happened.
Stern's hour-plus news
conference did offer some
insight regarding the
situation, but being that the
investigation is ongoing,
there's not a whole lot of
insider information
available.
The biggest piece of info
that could be gathered from
Stem was that this seemed to
be an isolated incident.
Although, he was careful to
say that is as far as they know
at this point in the
investigation. If this was just
Donaghy betting on games
then this whole thing scales
back.
If there are more officials
involved in this gambling
scandal, this is going to hurt
the NBA horribly.
Apparently, many of us
have learned a lot about the
NBA officiating safeguards
recently, probably more than
we ever thought we'd know.
The screening and
background checks seem
extremely thorough and the
BOUKARI on page B2


Santa Fe caps winning summer


SRaiders will
take break before
fall conditioning
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
It was only fitting that the last
game of their summer league.
competition the Santa Fe High
School baseball team routed
Gainesville, 12-0. That's
because the Raiders have lost
just a handful of games this
summer, posting a 17-5-1
record.
"It was an extremely
successful summer in a lot of
aspects," said Raider head coach
Ron Brooks. "We grew as a
te~m and came closer together.
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There was a lot of individual
improvement from everybody
on the roster and a lot of team
improvement as far as getting
better on team-specific things."
For the Raiders, this summer
was full of
travel .as
well, whether
it be a game
at Femandina
Beach or. a '
tournament
i n
Tallahassee Brooks
or Georgia.
Playing 26 games is a full
regular season schedule and
condensing it to just over a
month of play is no easy task.
However, Brooks says getting
ays ge


his team to travel to play will
only benefit them down the
road.
"It was good just getting out
of the area and our comfort zone
and seeing different teams we
haven't seen before," said
Brooks. "The thing that we
really improved on this summer
was number one hitting the
baseball and number two our
base running has improved.
"Pitching has been steady for
us. But offensively is really
where we picked it up this
summer."
Santa Fe fielded seven seniors
on the diamond this summer.
While that number may seem
like a team that is rather senior-
RAIDESS on page B2


RICK BABSTON/AlacIhua County Today
Santa Fe pitcher Brando Vazquez throws a pitch during a game a ainst Gainesville earlier this summer.


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Each week, 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 on B3.

IThe 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 know
if you don't start. For information contact Wade Clayton at 352-
665-3142 or email: wadeclayton@hotmail.com
ISanta 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.


NAlachua'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.

mInterested in playing football at Santa Fe High School?
All varsity football players, report to Santa Fe High School on
August 2nd at 5:00 for informational meeting and testing, practice
begins August 6th, have physical and parent permission forms
completed on FHSAA forms.
All incoming 9th graders report to Santa Fe High School on
Wednesday, August 8th at 3:00, for first practice. Have physical
and parent permission forms completed on FHSAA forms.
If you have any questions, call head football coach Bart Brooks
at the school at (386) 462-1125.

ENewberry High School volleyball meeting
There will be a meeting for all interested Newberry High School
volleyball players and their parents on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
in the gym. Paper work will need to be completed and information
regarding the upcoming season will be discussed.
For further information, contact Athletic Director Tommy Keeler
(352) 472-1101.


BOUKARI from page B]

NBA's constant watchful eye on
the financial affairs of the
league officials is (was)
unparalleled by other leagues.
It must be granted that
corruption happens all over the
world and has since the
beginning of time. No matter
how hard an organization tries
to safeguard itself from
scandalous individuals, there
are going to be those who break
through. That's when it's time
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reevaluate the security
strategies the organization has
been implementing.
Sure the credibility of the
NBA is an important thing.
How many games has Donaghy
officiated that had questionable
calls? Certainly many games if
these allegations are in fact true.
But, this isn't just an in-house
issue anymore. The FBI is
involved. There may be some
kind of link to the mafia.
What's next? This goes far
beyond the breaching of NBA
safeguards and credibility of the
profession.
Stern has been the NBA
commissioner for 23 years and
never before has he faced
something as public and gut-
wrenching as this. In his news
conference he used words like
"betrayed" and called what
Donaghy allegedly did
violating a "sacred trust."
Imagine how much money is
gambled on in NBA games,


particularly playoff series. It's
ridiculous.. The temptation for
an official to actually follow
through and gamble is real.
That's one thing, but to actually
bet on a game in which an,
official has a direct impact is a
whole other situation.
If there weren't rules, in a
game there would be no point in
playing. If an official can
manipulate the game such as
Tim Danaghy allegedly did,
then there might as well be no
rules.
We'll all learn more about
this scandal as the investigation
reaches its end and as more
information is leaked out. One
thing that's for certain, if this
isn't an isolated incident we're
likely going to see a gutting of
the NBA organization.
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


RAIDERS:
Continued from page B1
laden, that's not the case. The
Raiders also carried five juniors
and five underclassmen.
Brooks says the mixture was a
good fit this summer and that
the seniors have led the way for
the most part.
"Our senior class does a great
job of leading our team," said
Brooks who's entering his third
season with the Raiders. They
do a good job of setting the tone
that you're a part of this team
whether you're a senior or a
freshman and that trickles down
to the rest of our players."
Winning 17 games in such a
short span of time is impressive
and Brooks says he is pleased
with the results. However, he's
also quick to put the summer
season in big-picture
perspective.
"It's good to have a successful
summer in wins and losses but
you can't get too excited," said,


Brooks. "In the summer things
go into like some players play
out of position for other teams
as well as us.
"I look for how much
individual improvement and
team improvement. That's what
I'm judging our summer that's
been the most exiting part a lot
more than wins and losses."
Last week's win over the
Hurricanes marked the final
game of the summer season for
Santa Fe. The Raiders will take
a break before the school year
begins and then begin fall
conditioning prior to the


season's start next year.
"I told them after our game
[Thursday] they needed to take
a couple of weeks off, sit back
and enjoy the rest of their
summer," said Brooks. "Come
fall, we'll go into fall
conditioning program and right
into the year. Our guys know to
build a championship-caliber
team it's year round."
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Jayian Summons and Adam Elmer
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Adam Elmer.
Jay ian Stunmons is a good
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SOFTBALL:
Continued from page Bl
August County, VA in a tight 3-2
win. Then, Santa Fe downed Star
Town, NC in dominating fashion
10-0. Santa Fe's Kate Bannon,
Taylor Bowen and Rachel Lewis
each had two hits in the mercy-
rule win.
On Saturday, the local squad
seemed on pace to hold its own at
the regional stage. However,
Santa Fe's star pitcher Taylor
Bowen was injured after a
collision at first base. Bowen had
just pitched fourth shutout innings
against Johnston County, NC.
Bowen had to come out of the
game and Santa Fe was unable to
keep Johnston County off the
board and fell, 6-0.
The final game of the event for
Santa Fe was a 7-6 loss to August
,County, VA. Bowen, who hadn't
pitched since her injury, entered
the game and helped hold off
August County late in the contest.
Nonetheless, Santa Fe trailed 6-0
entering the fifth inning. In the
top of the fifth Santa Fe scored
five runs to trail 6-5.
Then, in the top of the sixth
inning, Taylor Wooden hit a single
to reach base for Santa Fe. Later,
teammate Lauren Lopez knocked
a double to score Wooden and tie
the contest. August County
scored its final run in the bottom-
half of the inning off a double of
their own to win.
While the local teams weren't
able to advance to the Babe Ruth
World Series stage, Alachua
Recreation Director Hal Brady is
pleased with their representation
at the regional level.
"I think the financial support to
get the girls to North Carolina was
second to none in my 26 years of
being a recreation director,", said
Brady. "All the girls had a great
learning experience and a lot of
the girls for the very first time saw
mountains.
"We would like to thank all the
volunteers, parents, coaches and
all those who supported the
teams."
The financial support Brady
References is the 30,000 dollars it
took through donations to send
both teams to the tournament to
compete.
Alachua County Today
received thousands upon
thousands of hits on its website as
locals followed the event through
up-to-the-minute updates that
ACT staffers posted throughout
the weekend.
Members of the 12-Under
team include:
Kaitlyn Bannon, Taylor
Bowen, Jenna Gainey, Meghan
Huddleston, Taylor Wooden,
Lauren Lopez, Sydney Hewit,


PANTHERS:
Continued from page B1

on four drills.
.Five other schools, Marianna,
Madison County, Tallahassee
Lincoln, Tallahassee North
Florida Christian and Pace were
all scheduled to join the
SPanthers at camp, according to
Keeler. However, the coach said
that Lincoln, North Florida
Christian and Pace did not make
it to camp. Camden County
Georgia was a late addition to
the camp and rounded out the
field of Newberry, Marianna
and Madison County.
Each of the four schools
advanced to the postseason last
fall. Madison County was 10-3
last season and has made it to
the regional playoffs for 12
straight seasons. The Cowboys
won ihe 2001 Class 2A state
title and finished as Class 2A
state runners up in 2003 and
2004. Camden County won the


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Santa Fe Babe Ruth 10-Under team huddles around coach Earl Findley Thursday during a game.


Logan Jacobs, Amanda Hall,
Alana Markowitz, Brooke Price,
Rachel Lewis, assistant coaches
Mike Markowitz, Allen Lewis,
Bob Bowen, Donald Lopez and
head coach Robert Gainey.
Members of the 10-Under
team include:
Shelby Blackburn, Courtney
Bowen, Rebecca Dale, Ashton
Davis, Whitney Drost, Allie
Findley, Alyssa Harris, Brandi
Howard, Holli New, Casey Peres,
Hannah Smith, assistant coaches
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Harris and head coach Earl
Findley.
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help the teams make the trip to the
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Platinum
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Mickey Singer
Gold
Alachua Self-Storage
Alexandra Ventures, Inc.
Chambers Contracting
Citrus Orthopaedics, Crystal
River
Environmental Consulting &
Design, Inc.
Kish Construction
Parker Land Co.
Wal-Mart
Silver
Alachua Business League
California Homes Realty, Inc.
(California)
Haskell
HHH Concrete, Inc.
Hitchcock's "Canning"
Innovation Partners, Ltd.
Mr. Caudle (Employee of Wiles
Elem. Brother-in-Law)
SunState Federal Credit Union
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Class 5A state title in 2003.
In the tough man individual
competition, Keeler said
Madison County was the top
squad, but said the Panthers
won the five on four drills (five
offensive linemen going against
four defensive linemen) in
convincing fashion.,
"When we put our guys
together as a team they did an
outstanding job," said Keeler,
who guided the Panthers to a 6-
5 mark and a 'regional playoff
appearance last season. "That is
more important, it is how you
perform as a team. We were
pretty pleased with that."
Keeler said that Madison
County won the seven on seven
drills, but added that his
Panthers lost by a touchdown
both times they faced the
Cowboys.
"We were able to take
advantage of all the opportunity.
there. We were being
challenged physically, mentally


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and spiritually the entire time
we were there," Keeler said.
"We had a good chance to
evaluate all our kids and,
everybody performed about like
we thought they would."
During the three-day span,
Keeler said his group got to
listen to motivational speakers
and also received individual
instruction from players from
Florida State and Florida A&M
Universities.
"It was a good camp, the
competition was at an
extremely high level," said
Keeler. "We did well."
With camp finished, the
Panthers return to the weight
room with the start of fall
practice slated for Monday,
August 6.
"The season is right around
the corer, basically the talking
and the preseason preparation is
over and we are going to hit the
field before you know it," said
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sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355


BISACCIA:
Continued from page Bl
chance to suit up for the Gators,
but she did earn her Master's
Degree in English Education
from UF this year. Bisaccia was
a volunteer assistant coach at
Eastside in 2006 before serving
as head coach of the Rams last
spring.
"She has experience coaching
in high school," said Keeler, who
had five applicants for the
volleyball job and three for the
softball position. "She is very
enthusiastic and willing to take
on a lot of responsibility."
While Bisaccia has a
background in softball, coaching
volleyball will be something
new for her. She has never
played or coached volleyball but
she is looking forward to the
challenge.
"I certainly wouldn't have
taken the opportunity if I didn't
think I could handle it or do it
justice," said Bisaccia.
"Coaching is coaching. I am
going to learn the game and I
will be prepared."
Taking over the Panthers
volleyball program will
definitely be a challenge.
Newberry has not been to the
regional playoffs since 1982 and
won only five matches from
2001 through 2004, which
included a winless 2003
campaign. During the last two
years under Jessica Ross,
Newberry posted a 1-18 mark in
2005 before going winless at 0-
23 last fall. Ross resigned as
head volleyball and softball
coach at the end of May.
"I want the girls to enjoy
themselves and we are going to
prepare as best as we car," said
Bisaccia. "I am going to
hopefully convey an attitude that


we can win if we play together,
we are going to do everything as
a team."
Bisaccia said she will be
joined by Kelly Harris, who will
be an assistant coach. Harris,
who will be teaching Physical
Education at Newberry, comes to
the Panthers from the successful
volleyball program at
Gainesville High School.
"Absolutely, I will look to her
for suggestions," said Bisaccia,
who plans. on meeting with
Harris this week, while meeting
her volleyball team on Thursday.
"My assistant coach will be my
partner and she will help out
with a lot of big decisions."
As for her role as the Panthers
softball coach, she inherits a
team that was 10-8 in 2006 and
5-14 this past spring. Newberry
hasn't been to the regional
playoffs since 2003. Bisaccia is
familiar with the Panthers,
having faced them while
coaching Eastside.
"They have a lot of athletes,"
Bisaccia said. "I am going to try
and teach them to enjoy the
game and to work hard at the
same time.
"I kind of have my own
philosophy. I know from.
experience that if the coach takes
the joy out of playing it hinders
Sthe team. You also have to have
good communication."
Bisaccia said that she expects
her players to always give a 100-
percent effort and added that she
plans on building team morale.
"I am very excited to get
started," said Bisaccia. "I am
really excited, I like Gainesville
and I love Newberry. I am finally
relieved to know what I am .
doing with my life."
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No.: 01-07 DR 2790
Division: F

Jessica Lynn Mendoza
Petitioner
and
Ricardo Mendoza
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: Ricardo Mendoza
21417 NW 62nd Ave. Alachua, FL
32615

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Jessica Lynn Mendoza whose
address is P.O. Box 143012
Gainesville, FI 32614 on or before
August 9, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 201 E
University Ave, Gainesville, FI 32602
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
.... Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to
the address on record at the clerk's
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Dated: July 6, 2007

J.K. "BUDDY' IRBY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jucia G Coriaggo
Deputy Clerk

(Pub.: July 12,19, 26,
& August 2, 2007)

PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF HEARING ON
PROPOSED ORDINANCES

A public- hearing on the following
proposed Ordinance will be held on
Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 6:30
pm at the High Springs City
Commission meeting. The
hearing will be held at the City
Commission Room at City Hall of the
City of High Springs, 110 NW 1st
Avenue, High Springs, FL. The
proposed Ordinances are:

ORDINANCE 2007-32
ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 7, "CONNECTION TO
CITY WATER SYSTEM
REQUIRED; SECTION 8.,
"CONNECTION TO CITY
WASTEWATER SYSTEM
REQUIRED"; SECTION 23 (b),
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AND SECTION 112 (c),
"DELINQUENT BILLS", OF
ORDINANCE 2004-04, OF THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

A copy of this document may be
reviewed at the Office of the City
Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:30
am to 4:30 pm. Interested parties in
the above item are invited to attend
and express their concerns.


JAMES D. DRUMM
City Manager/Clerk

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COMMISSION MEETINGS,
SHOULD CONTACT THE OFFICE
OF THE CITY MANAGER, 110
N.W. 1ST AVENUE, HIGH
SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32643,
TELEPHONE (386) 454-1416
(Pub.: July 26, 2007)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR ALACHUA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


IN RE: ESTATE OF
BENITO PEREZ-DIAZ
Deceased.

File No.: 01-2007-CP-0870

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate
of BENITO PEREZ-DIAZ deceased,
whose date of death was February
11, 198, is pending in the Circuit
Court for AILACHUA County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of
which is Clerk of the Circuit Court
Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E.
University Avenue, P.O. Box 600,
Gainesville, FI 32601-3456. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attomey
are set forth below.


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NOTICE OF SALE

ADC Self Storage, in accordance
with the Florida Self Storage ACt,
herby notifies that the following units
are scheduled for public auction, or


other disposition, on Friday, August
3rd 2007 at 10:00 A.M. The Auction,
or other disposition, will be held at
ADC Self Storage, 13701 NW.US
Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida 32616.

B30 Martha Ann Collins
B13 Donna Haile Sheppard
B19 Carla Parker Henderson
A20 John Wilson Reynolds

(Pub.: July 26 & August 2, 2007)
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY
CITY COMMISSION
ARCHER, FLORIDA


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 OFA COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedents 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
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this
notice is July 19, 2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:.

STEWARTANDREW
MARSHALL III
Attomey for SAMUEL P KING
Florida Bar No. 171484
Akerman Senterfitt
420 South OrangeAvenue,
12th Floor
PO. Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802
Telephone: (407)j 423-4000

JONATHAN M. LEBRUTO
Florida Bar No. 0021811

Personal Representative:

SAMUEL P. KING
719 Vassar St.
Orlando, Florida 32804

(Pub.: July 19, & 26, 2007)


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is to be based." (References section
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(Pub.: July 26, 2007)


NOTICE OF PROPOSED
ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY
CITY COMMISSION
ARCHER, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the
proposed ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will be
considered for adoption on the 10th
day of August, 2007, at the Regular
City Commission meeting starting at
7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as
may be heard, in the City
Commission auditorium at City Hall,
401 West Main. Street. Archer
Florida. A copy of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of
the public at the Office of the City
Manager, at the above address. All
interested parties may appear and
'be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 16-2007

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 7-5 OF THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF
ARCHER; RELATING TO THE
QUALIFICATION TIME FOR
SPECIAL ELECTIONS OF
CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY
COMMISSION; AND PROVIDING
AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE
DATE.

NOTE:" Be advised that any person
who decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Commission, it's
Boards, Committees, Agencies,
Authorities, etc., with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting
(or hearing), will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purposes, may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based." (References section
286.0105, Florida Statutes).
(Pub.: July 26, 2007)


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Notice is hereby given that the
proposed ordinance, whose title
hereinafter appears, will / be
considered for adoption on the 10th
day of August, 2007, at the Regular
City Commission meeting starting at
7:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as
may be heard, in the City
Commission auditorium at City Hall,
401 West Main Street. Archer
Florida. A copy of said ordinance
may be inspected by any member of
the public at the Office of the City
Manager, at the above address. All
interested parties may appear and
be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 15-2007

AN ORDINANCE CLOSING,
VACATING AND ABANDONING A
10' STRIP OF LAND LYING IN
BLOCK "L" PLAT OF CENTRAL
ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
ARCHER, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK "A", PAGE 132 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
ALACHUA COUNTY, PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

NOTE: Be advised that any person
who decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Commission, it's
Boards, Committees, Agencies,
Authorities, etc., -with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting
(or hearing), will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such
purposes, may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
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Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT-
needs qualified drivers for Central
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competitive pay, new equipment
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years
experience.
ACT NOW1 Sign-On Bonus 36 to
45cpm/$1000+wkly $0 Lease/
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Solid weekly miles! 95% no touch!
Preplanned freight! $.43 per mile,
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International Cultural Exchange
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Volunteer host families also needed.
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Drivers Regional Auto Transport
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Paid Training! 1 yr. OTR req'd. Call
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Tile helper wanted; no experience
necessary 941-705-1256
Marketing Reps
Needed for the hottest product of
the decade, sell anywhere! Make
up to $50,000 + a year Only
professional, dedicated workers
need apply! L/Top Req. 352-472-
9140 or 24929 NW 2nd Ave.
Newberry.
Clerical Position Available Full
Time w/Benefits. Mon Fri 8-5.
Typing & Phone skills a must! Apply
@ Gainesville Pest Control. 430 NW
39th Ave. 352-338-1013
Housekeeper wanted, PT week-
ends. Grady House in High Springs.
386-454-2206
HELPERS NEEDED
Helpers needed to train for new job
openings. Paid training and job
placement. Paid relocation. Possible
$3,500 bonus. Age 17-34, H.S.
Grads call Mon-Fri 1-800-342-8123
Stylist wanted for small,
professional, progressive salon
with family atmosphere in High
Springs. Established clientele
helpful. Please call Antoinette Hunt
at 386-454-4422.
Site Contracter seeks the following
trades:

Dump Truck Driver
Motor Grader Operator

Excavator Operator

Drivers license and Experience
required. Benefits Apply within:
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386-462-1115)


Drivers CDL-A: Become a car
hauler. We train! Top pay, home
time & benefits! 2 yrs. OTR Exp.
Req. 800-889-8139






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@ 8% apr. Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For
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Low taxes, insurance and fees.,
Fishing, golf, fun. From $99,900.
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South Central Florida LAKE LOT
SALE! Lake Access- $79,900 (was
$199,900) Lake View- $124,900
(was $224,900) Lakefront- $299,900
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reduced $100,000+. Gated
community, water, sewer, paved rds,
u/g utils. Excellent finandng. Call
now (866)352-2249, x. 3046.
So/ Central Florida. Lake Lots
Reduced '$100,000 Owner says
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access properties in a gated
community with city water and
sewer, paved roads and under-
ground utilities. Priced from $79,900
w/ excellent financing available. Call
(866)352-2249 ext 2051.
GILCHRIST CTY --5 Acre Estate
Properties Only $89,000. Homes
Only. On Alachua Cty Line.
COLUMBIA CTY 20-80 Ac.
Hardwoods, Plantation pines, Creek.
Homesites or Hunting $6,200/Acre.
1/2 Acre Homes Only. $46,000
Owner Financing Available.
LAFAYETTE CTY 10-340 Acres.
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Hardwoods, Paved Road High &
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Contact Jacob (386)208-3012.
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
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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
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TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN 1+
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owner (866)789-8535.
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3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $19,000!
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$2000 1 will deliver & Install.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2007 C3



Business & Services Directory


AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR



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Alachua Towne Centre

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Traditional small town development
1.5 Acre Parcel Available
First Street Group, L.C. PO Box 1990 Alachua, FL 32616







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Jim Shaw: 352.665.8570 or Phil Hawley: 352.332.2600









Sizes from 5 x 5 to 12 x 40
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SGorgeous landscape oversees this smart looking 3BR 2BA
).rea -r ItmrS. M home. Enjoy the half acre privacy fenced yard and big front porch.
Open floor plan, beautiful cabinets in kitchen, separate breakfast
bar and FP in family room. $255,000 MLS#282027

Serving the community since 1979


RESIDENTIAL
The Price is Right on this 3BR/2BA
hardiplank home on large fenced,
cul-de-sac lot. Interior recently
painted, all appliances, W/D & huge
pantry. 10x30 screened porch
w/cathedral ceiling that spans the
length of the home. MLS#280925
$184,500

Adorable 3BR 2BA 1254sf home
ready for you. Fully equipped
kitchen, laundry room, wood floor in
living area, tile in kitchen/dining.
Large large with an 8x10 storage
building. $178,500 MLS#281199

Completely remodeled. Good
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buyer. A 3BR 1BA with just about
everything you can think of plus
convenient to town. $79,000
MLS#278433


HOM1ESS 1IrTH 2ICRE--%CE


10 acre estate! 3BR 2BA block
home with metal roof, pole barn and
water treatment system. Lots of
wildlife and very private. Additional
10 acres also available: $339,900
MLS#263713

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


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.
$595,000 MLS#273806

Isn't this really where you want to
live? 5 acres of fenced pasture with
30x31 pole bar and a 2BR 1BA
mobile home. Great starter home and
located off CR241 in Alachua.
$125,000 MLS#268985

Nicely treed 7.26 acre lot on a paved
road with city water and septic.
Older mobile is currently being
rented. Great place to build or keep as


consider owner financing with large
down payment. $150,000
MLS#276490

Enjoy the easy life. 5 acres of lush
grass, over 8 varieties of trees.
Charming country home, tile
throughout and 3 sets of French doors
leading to lanai. 2 stall barn, tack
room plus covered area for storage.
$309,900 MLS#281018
VACANT L.A N l

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


investment property or irs t me MLS#279861 an investment rental. seller may

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Aluminum, Steel, Gazibos. Decks
Available. Comer of NE 31st
Avenue/Waldo Road. 6-Acres of
Buildings. Call 352/373-6294,
352/372-0304 or 1-800-559-2449,
Gainesville..


Calling all Yard Sellers!

High Springs Chamber of
Commerce is hosting the Ninth
Annual City Wide Yard Sale on
Saturday August 4th, 2007. Sale
hours are from 8:00am to 10:200pm
and setup begins at 7:00am. Booth
space will once again be available
around the sink hole located behind
High Springs City Hall. Booth spaces
are approximately of 10' by 20' and
cost $15.00 each. Applications are
available from the Chamber of
Commerce office (located in the
public restroom building) or by calling
the Chamber at 454-3120. The
deadline for requesting a spot is July


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you reserve a spot
11501 NW 122nd Terrace, Alachua
Highlands. Stump grinder, Isuzu
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H/P compressor, tractor w/bushhog
& bucket, & Miscellaneous items!


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ONE ACRE CORNER LOT o.ith
concrete block home. Nice in-ground pool,
1024 Sq. Ft. workshop, detached garage,
new kitchen & appliances, fireplace,
screened-in back patio & fenced-in yard. A
must see! Call Deena Erickson-Klacko,
494-2404. $210,000. #272810
ENJOY THE COUNTRY with easy
access to the city! This 3BR, 2BAhome on
4.98 acres is a steal! Home has pasture for
animals and 2 acres of pines. Call Isabel
Smith, 352-318-7829 or Tony Boothby,
352-262-1159. $239,900. #279174
WANT SOME PEACE & QUIET?
Then these 13.14 acres are for you. 2002
mobile home with 1984 Sq. Ft. is
absolutely beautiful. Nice pastures, Lg
kitchen w/island, owner also has 6.86 acres
with 1008 Sq. Ft.mobile home for sale in
front A must see! Call Deena Erickson-
Klacko, 352-494-2404. $287,500.
#279742
SPECTACULAR LOCATION directly
on the Gulf of Mexico, this 1200 Sq. Ft
2BR, 2BA comes fully furnished wjth a
full house water treatment system &
outdoor grill. Call Isabel Smith, 352-318-
7829 or Todd Rainsberger, 352-339-5533.
$299,000 is a great deal! #277947
GREAT 3BR, 2BA CUSTOM HOME


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$500! Cars and Trucks from $500!
Police Impounds for Sale! Hondas
Chevys Jeeps etc. For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9499.


with oak cahbinetl. ne'.'. pint, tile & ,.afrpe
on '7 cross-fenced acres with 3 pailure. &
4-00- firit .L nut aeo.. &Creat income
producing property. Call Marthr
Cornelius, 386-984-5920. $329,000
#278056
A PERFECT RETREAT in 6.48 acres
High Springs Riverfront! Built, in1986
2BR, 2BA, family room, 1-car garage
detached carport & golf cart storage. Ho
tub, screened back porch, private trails to
enjoy fishing & wildlife. Call Tony
Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith
352-318-7829. $369,000. #271736
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY on this
private & quiet 5 acres just outside Higl
Springs. Concrete block w/brick, 4BR
3BA, 2401 Sq. Ft, hurricane & generator
ready. Oversized 2-car garage also attached
workshop/garage. Spa & fireplace. Grea
condition. Call Deena Erickson-Klacko
494-2404. $449,900. #274574
THE LIVING IS EASY! Nestled in the
oaks on the pristine Santa Fe River, this
unique 2BR, 3BA with a bonus room
multi-level home features fabulous viev
from lovely screened porch. Stone
fireplace, huge game rm, dock, detached
garage & more! Debbie Zeller, 352-538
2857 or Martha Bames, 352-339-4069
$479,900. #278273
MODERN LIVING WITH OLI


$5001 Hondas Chevys Jeeps and
Morell Police Impounds! Cars from
$500! Available Now, For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext. 9275.
Police Impounds for Sale! 92
Honda Accord $300! 93 Ford Escort
$350! For listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.


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FLORIDA CHARM' Corrdm:rt. noithem Gilchins Counir,. iut j ti.. mrle.
con .nienice. lu\ur., & \llue Spend fon the lu.ic Su.uiric Su-nmee Ri\ei & ihe
S aftemo ,l relax'ur ,-,lth .fiends & tanmul Santar Fe Ri er Come & re.U\ in the
a where gentle ocean, breezes stir your country, while keeping the city within
senses. Where the Steinhatchee River reach. Call William Gillespie, 225-1921.
meets the sparkling blue water of the Gulf $115,000. #260804
s ofMexico. Call Francine Milam, 352-214- YOUR OWN PONDEROSA! Lovely
1722 orDeenaErickson-Klacko, 352-494- 10 acre parcel just outside High Springs.
2404. $795,000. #280802 Cleared with some trees. Bring the horses


5 ACRES IN GILCHRIST COUNTY.
High & dry and deep in the country. This
property'is only a short drive to Bell,
Ginnie Springs, the Santa Fe River &
Suwannee River. Call Perry McDonald,
352-278-0310. $70,000. #277234
VERY SECLUDED 5 ACRE PARCEL
with many mature hardwood trees. A flag
lot just off Rum Island Terrace. Very Close
to Rum Island Springs. Just outside of
Alachua County, into Columbia County.
Call Martha Barnes, 352-339-4069.
$74,500. #281879.
5 ACRES OF RURAL PASTURE with
close proximity to Trenton, Newberry or
High Springs. Seller is open to offers so
call Perry McDonald, 352-278-0310.
$79,900. #281826
BEAUTIFUL 5-ACRE HOMESITE in
homes only gated community. Located in


2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 access
Cab, 4 door, 65k miles, A/C, V8,
Power steering. Priced to sell.
$9,500 OBOI 386-454-3346 or 352-
213-0222.
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& build your dream home or move inyour
manufactured home. Call Debbie Zeller,
538-2857. $119,900. #264203
41-ACRE RIVERFRONT HOME-
STEAD! Ancient oaks, towering cypress,
abundant wildlife & over 2500 Ft of
frontage on the Santa Fe River. Rustic
cabin could become your weekend retreat!
Call. Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159.
$475,000. #265790
PRIME WATERFRONT IN SUWAN-
NEE, FL. The most sought-after canal
front property in the town of Suwannee. 2
lots measure 100'x126' with unobstructed
views ready for your dream home! Call
Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel
Smith, 352-318-7829. $499,900. #275703
BEAUTIFUL TRACT OF LAND. 50
acres in the city limits of High Springs in a
very desirable location for a "New
Subdivision of Homes". Call Martha
Barnes, 352-339-4069. $1,950,000.
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