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Santa Fe High School Football
practice begins Monday.
Four teens arrested on car theft, burglaries
By DAN REID
"ALACHUA The Alachua Police
Department (APD) arrested four teenagers
in connection to multiple burglaries and a
stolen car during the early morning hours
APD booked 19-year-old Jessica Smith,
14-year-'old Jared Williams, Dequante
Rollins, 13, atid Willie Rollins, 14 after a
car the four. had allegedly stolen broke
down. Officers apparently found the
disabled car and then the teenagers nearby.
All four teens are residents of Alachua
and are being charged with felonies, APD
spokesperson Carrie Lund said. Charges
include several counts of grand theft auto,
grand theft, petit theft, burglary and
criminal mischief APD reported. Dequante
and Willie Rollins are cousins.
The group of teenagers reportedly
burglarized concession facilities at Santa Fe
High School and other park facilities
around Alachua as well as some automobile
Lund said earlier during the night the
Group stole a Buick Park Avenue at 14203
NW 155th Place in Alachua before heading
to the school. Once the teens entered the
school they broke into several concession
stands at both the football and baseball
fields. The teens then entered the baseball
staff office outside of the diamond and stole
numerous items including audio
Police are unsure of the estimated costs
of the items stolen from the school, but
according to Santa Fe High assistant boys
varsity basketball coach Ben Boukari,
thousands of dollars of items were stolen
including both food and audio equipment.
Lund said Skinner Field near downtown
Alachua was also burglarized and had an
estimated $1,500 worth of damage as a
* The group used a baseball bat to break
into the concession stands and the baseball
office, APD reports.
On Tuesday Lund said that most of the
items stolen have been recovered:
Santa Fe High principal Bill Herschleb
said the school will be taking precautions in
protecting campus property in wake of last
BURGLARIES on page A8
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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Alachua Police Department Detective Carrie Lund examines a
Santa Fe High School concession stand that four teenager
allegedly burglarized last week.
By BRYAN BOURARI
ALACHUA After 11
months in service, the City of
Alachua Transit System
(CATS) is under review by city
officials and the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT). The first year of
CATS has been funded in part
by an $83,750 grant from
FDOT. But obtaining funds for
a second year may not be so
easy according to Gwen Pra,
FDOT District Rural,
"Ridership is lower than
what they wanted.
"They clearly'did not meet.
"But establishing the core
ridership is key to long term
success of a rural transit
program like this," said Pra.
CATS onpage .-.5
By DAN REID
HIGH SPRINGS Parents
whose children attend High
Springs Community School
during the upcoming school
year will notice a change in the
pickup and drop area for their
children at the school and
hopefully less traffic
During the course of the
summer a new bus, lane was
constructed to ease the flow of,
traffic during peak drop off and
pickup times during the day.
Parents dropping off children in
kindergarten through fifth
grade will do so at the front of
the school, as well as pick them
TRAFFIC on page A5
A journey of
Local coach leads team to Shanghai Special Olympics
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L-R: Alachua Resident and Special Olympics Coach John Brown and
Hamilton County's Mike Cohen met with President George W. Bush during a
Special Olympics recognition celebration at the White House.
By ALEX NEWMAN
ALACHUA The Hamilton
County Stompers, a Florida Special
Olympics basketball team that met with
President Bush last week, will travel to
Beijing and Shanghai to represent
Team USA in this year's World Games.
"The president said to me, 'Brother,
you have to go win us the gold medal in
China,'" said John Brown, long-time
SAlachua resident and an assistant coach
for the team who attended the event.
"It was so neat to be in the Rose Garden
and to watch those three choppers
flying in. Seeing the president wave at
us; it's hard to describe that feeling."
SPECIAL OLYMPICS onpage A5
on new software
New computer seRitware to make
City offices customer friendly
By DAN REID
HIGH' SPRINGS As the City of High
Springs is working to meet the challenges of
a growing population, city staff will 'be
receiving a boost to help them do their jobs
more efficiently through the purchase of
updated computer software.
According to High Springs Licensing and
Billing Director Rita Troiano, City staffers
are currently using software dating from the
1980s. New software will include systems for
SOFTWARE on page A8
By DAN REID
HIGH SPRINGS The torrential
downpours and thunderstorms of last
Saturday afternoon and evening may have
alleviated the drought North Central Florida
has been experiencing, but one house in High
Springs didn't have the good fortune to
escape the effects of the summer storm.
According to Alachua County Fire
Rescue spokesperson Megan Crandall, at
HOUSE FIRE on page A2
Alachua Lions leading the way
Club presents Melvin Jones award
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Security with a hometown touch
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The Alachua Lions Club presented the Melvin Past district governor Gunter Hirsch was
Jones Award last week to past president Lion recognized with a progressive Melvin Jones
Ben Boukari. The Melvin Jones Award is the Award in recognition of his efforts when he
highest recognition in Lions International, and is served as District Governor of Florida Lions Club
in honor of the organization's founder, Melvin District 35-L. The progressive award is given to
Jones. I previous recipients of the Melvin Jones Award
Boukari was recognized for outstanding who continue to make significant contributions
service as president of the Alachua club during to the organization. From left is Boukari and
Stwo back-to-bach terms. Hirsch displaying Boukari's awd.
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By DAN REID
ALACHUA Since the 9-11 terrorist attacks,
security agencies have played an increasingly
important role in crime prevention. Alachua
Security and its Executive Director Neil Mulvey
are at the forefront of providing and training
security officers to help prevent crime, while at
the same time offering a personal hometown
touch along with its services.
Alachua Security has been in business for
slightly over a year and employees 15 to 20
security officers. The company provides a
licensed security organization for protection of
commercial assets throughout North Central
Florida. The company offers armed security
service, patrol, loss/theft prevention, private
investigators, and employee background checks.
The agency also offers courses for security
officer training including a mandated eight hours
a month of firearms proficiency, dim light night
shooting, shotgun training, and hand-to-hand
training. Mulvey also provides courses in legal
i, MULVEY on page A5
DAN REID/Alachua County Today
As a teacher, mentor, and friend Neil Mulvey
has had an impact on his students over the
years. Mulvey has been a well-known karate
instructor in Alachua since 1988 and has most
recently opened Alachua Security operating
out of tht same location as the karate school.
isiness of the Year Alachua Chamber of Commerce
Traffic relief in store
for High Springs
A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2007
Meetings & Events in the Heartlands
mArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
mAlachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
MAlachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East Uni% ersity Avenue.
mHalthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at Clit Hall.
EHigh Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursda. of each month at
6:30 p m. in Cin Hall.
aLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
NMonday of each month at 7:30
p m. at Town Hall.
*MNicanop\ Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m at Town Hall.
1Newberrv Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p m. at Ciry Hall
1Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesda>
of each month at 7 p m at Yerkes
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to use mine."
HOW TO REACH US
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Fax: 1386) 462-4569
Mail: P.O. Box 2135, Alachua, FL
Office: 14804 Main Street, Suite
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SSports Editor: Adam Boukari,
mAccount Executive: Ben Boukari,
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EAARP 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 am. to 1 p.m. High Springs Class:
Aug. 7 and 8, 9 am. to 1 p.m.
MThe Alachua Police Department
Sand Police Explorers Post will host a
bicycle helmet giveaway at Welch Park
on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 3 until 5 p.m.
The public is invited to bring along their
bicycles to receive a free helmet and
stick around for a cookout at the park.
mThe Alachua Lions Club meetings
are held weekly on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The weekly meetings are hekl at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW 142
Terrace (Lions Club Terrace). Ifyou are
interested in becoming a member of the
Alachua Lions Club, please join us for a
meetingorcall386-462-7178. Lions are
men and women who volunteer their
time to humanitarian causes in their 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
Reveals how to turn some
spare time from home into
$500+ Per Day!
Vean R. Seeger, Inc.,
A IfIGH-QL iLin PAINTING COMPANY
Alahua, FL 352-316-4547
"I ew comvwrs otesS
Hurricane season is
here!! Now is the time to
check out your trees and
have them trimmed to
avoid problems later.
Need a tree taken down?
Get prompt, friendly and
expert service from Rich
Holland at Holland Tree,
LLC. You may reach him
at 352 225 1992. I had the
good fortune to find him
when I needed a very
large dead tree taken
down in a tight place. He
did a great job for me and
he took care of another
hazardous tree for one of
my customers a day later.
He has a bucket truck so
large trees are not a
problem for him and his
prices are very
On another note, it's
great to see Rick's Fish
House so busy. I knew it
wouldn't take long for the
word to spread about his
Key West themed eatery.
The food is fresh and
tasty and the staff is
attentive to every detail.
If you haven't been there
yet you are definitely
missing out. Stop by for
an appetizer and a
refreshing drink upstairs
or schedule a group
meeting for dinner. Dine
and watch the sun go
down on his outdoor roof
top patio. Rick, when are
you going to open for
Linda is a licensed attorney,
mediator and realtor Sop by ERA
Trend Realty, 320 NE Santa Fe
Blvd, High Springs for area maps,
information and all your real estate
needs. Call 352-226-2432 Always
there for you!
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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,
*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 email@example.com
Community support in our schools is an
essential part of our success as a
=The High Springs New Century
Woman's Club Summer Film Festival
promises to be informative, thought
provoking, nostalgic, and exciting. Each
movie evening will include a pot-luck
supper beginning at 6 p.m. All these
activities are open to the public, at no
charge. The films will start at 7 p.m. and
will be shown on the big screen on
stage. Donations will be accepted to
Special to Alachua County Today
The 6th Annual Operation
Backpack will be taking place
at the Alachua Recreation
Center on Saturday, Aug. 4, at
10 a.m. The last five years have
been a huge success. Because
of generous sponsors, over
2,500 children have been given
backpacks filled with school
This year's goal is to give
away an additional 500
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
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-
*High Springs Farmers' Market -
Schedule of upcoming events.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. City-wide Yard Sale at James
Paul Park The High Springs Farmer
Market will participate for the first time.
Tuesday, Aug. 7, ,7 p.m. -
Community Garden Fall Planting
Planning Workshop at High Springs
Woman's Club, to review appropriate
backpacks filled with school
supplies along with "free"
physical and haircuts in
preparation for this school year.
Christ Central Ministries is
continuing to collect sponsor'
money for Operation Back-
pack. Interested individuals
may mail contributions to
Christ Central Ministries, PO
Box 2289, Alachua, Florida
A neighborhood workshop will be held to discuss
construction of a new American Boat Carriers office
building located at 13105 Rachel Boulevard, Alachua,
Florida. This is not a public hearing. The purpose of
this meeting is to inform neighboring property owners
of the proposed project and to seek their comments.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22,
2007 at 5:30p n located at 13105 Rachel Boulevard,
Contact: Eng. Denman & Associates, Inc. '
Phone: (352) 373-3541
Join us for...
Vacation Bible School 2007
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Sunday: 5-8:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Dinner Crafts Music
First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
fall garden crops and where to obtain
seed. Bring your seed catalogues and
plan what to plant in late August and
September. Public invited.'
Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. -
Community Garden Seed Starters
Workshop at the Community Garden.
Join master gardener Irene Patterson
preparing seed trays and pots and
planting seeds to grow for transplanting
in September in the fall garden. All
community gardeners especially invited.
The High Springs Farmers' Market
is a program of the City of High Springs
with funding from Project for Public
Spaces with support from W.K. Kellogg
Foundation and the High Springs
Community Redevelopment Agency
(CRA.) For more information, please
EMebane Home Homecoming '07
will be holding a Fall.Festival on
Saturday Nov. 24 inAladhua. Vendors
and organizations are invited to share
expertise and products by participating
inthis festival. Standard booths will be
$35. To reserve a booth or simply get
more information, contact Marie
Calhoun at 386-462-2539.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy
Hough of Fort White, Florida
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter.
Dayna "'Niki" Bates to Andrew
"And\" Partridge. son of Penny
Partridge df Gainesville.
Florida and Chuck and Chen I
Partridge of Melrose. Florida.
Miss BateN graduated from
Fort White High School and is
current\ majoring in nursing at
Santa Fe Commurity College
She is currently employed as a
unit clerk in labor and deliven
at North Florida Regional
Mr. Partridge graduated
from Eastside High School. He
:approximately 7 p.m. on
Saturday a bolt of lightning
"'struck a set of propane tanks,
':and caused a fire at a home
'located at 18020 NW 251st
Avenue in High Springs.
Crandall said witnesses saw
flames that reached 80 feet in
the air coming from the home.
. Crandall said no one inside
,:the house was injured, and that
-the fire caused damage only to
the side of the house with no
EThird Annual Orange & Blue .
Pageant will be held Friday, Sept 14
at the Best Western Gateway Grand,
4200 NW 97th Boulevard, Gainesville.
The theme of the pageant is
"Making a Difference" Scholarship
Pageant forYoungLadiesAges 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 Western Gateway
Grand, 352-367-0663 or Barbara
Franklin, 107 North Main Street,
mThe 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stella
Burnham at 352-317-0686.
ESupport group meeting for relative
caregivers raising children will meetat
the High Springs Library at 11 am. on
Thursday,Aug 16. Guest speakerwill be
from the Guardian Ad Litem program.
Contact Pati at 386-454-5564 for
is currently employed as a
residential installer with ADT
SecuritN Sen ices.
An October 2007 wedding
is planned. The wedding %ill
be held at Lake Isabella in Lake
structural damage on the inside.
Both Alachua Fire Rescue and
the High Springs Fire
Department were on the scene
to douse the flames. Crandall
reported that the house suffered
an estimated $3000 in damages.
According to the High
Springs Police Department the
house belongs to Stanley Fisk.
Fisk could not be reached for
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,APD kicks offStop Red
Light Running campaign
Special to Alachua County Today
Sisjoining the Florida Department of
Transportation and law
..enforcement agencies across
-Florida and the nation in a Public
::Awareness Campaign to raise
: awareness to thedangers of running
-.red lights, during.the National Stop,
oh Red Week, Aug. 4 to the 11,
Florida ranks near the top pfthe
ist of states for intersection crashes
Saturday, August 4, 8 a.m. 12 noon
A day's worth of yard sealing in one great location!
Around the sinkhole in James Paul Park.
Shop for gently used treasures and
visit the High Springs Farmers' Market.
For more information call the Chamber
at 386-454-3120 or visit our website at
www. hig4isprings. corn.
and a third of those are caused by
running red lights. In 2005, the latest
year for which statistics are
available, there were 96 fatalities
and 6,300 injuries in Florida as a
result of crashes involving red light
running. Florida contributed to 11-
percent of the fatalities nationally
due to red light running in 2005,
more than any other state.
SMotorists should always
remember several important rules
when approaching an intersection:
Slow down and prepare to stop
when a light turns yellow.
Yield to pedestrians. They have
the right of way regardless of
whether the intersection is marked
Proceed through intersections
with caution even after the light
turns green. Remember to drive
Come to a complete stop before
turning right on red. It is the law.
You may think that running a
red light will get you to your
destination quicker.. But wouldn't it
be better to be late than to put
someone's life in danger, including
During this campaign, the
Alachua Police Department will be
actively enforcing all traffic laws in
an effort to save lives and educate
Florida's motorists as we approach
the new school year. Alachua
Police Department officers wish the
public a safe and happy rest of the
6th Annual Operation
Backpack slated for Aug. 4
HOUSE FIRE: No structural damage
Continued from page A 1iide
Loving Thee above all things
There is a theory among some
denominations that there is no place
for human works in the plan of
salvation. This theory actually is a
myth which says that anything
added to the finished work of Christ
is an abomination to God. This idea
is not in accordance with Scripture,
and is clearly a misconstruing of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A way to document this error
can be found in Saint Matthew 5:20
and Romans 6:3 which state that
good works are never separated
from lively Faith in God.
A well-known prayer states it
well, "0 God, who hast prepared
for those who love thee, such good
things as pass mans understanding;
pour into our hearts such love
toward thee, that we, loving thee
above all things, may obtain thy
promises, which exceed all that we
can desire; through Jesus Christ our
It is obvious that good works
Join us at
mWomen of God Ministries, in
Christ is holding a conference,
"Refresh, Renew & Revive," and
luncheon on Friday, Aug. 24 at7 p.m.
and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 am. at
717 NW Fairway Drive, Southern
Oaks Golf Club, Lake City with hosts
Reverend Charm A. Greene and
Linda Walker. Anointed Praise and
Worship with Thomas Griffin and
Baid, speakers Dr. Shirley Arnold,
Rev. Charm Greene and Cynthia
Thompson. 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 &
Make checks payable to: Women
of God Ministries, in Christ, Inc. and
mail to 1111 SW Ridge Street, Lake
City, FL 32024. For information, call
386-752-2397 or 386-418-8881.
follow behind the initiation of God's the initiation of God. Our works are
calling. It is God who prepares the the very evidence of the love of God
heart and it is by His h poured into our
grace that we turn from hearts. So we pray
our love of self, to love to God that He
of God. "Pour into our would pour out His
hearts such love toward love towards us,
thee" demonstrates the that we loving him
activity of the Holy above all things,
Spirit in our Christian may obtain His
life. What better way to promises, which
express our love than to exceed all that we
make our prayers, can desire.
supplications, and The Ven. John E. In Romans,
intercessions according Leasure chapter 6, we find
to His will, in response All Saints Anglican that the first sign of
to His love and grace. Church, Gainesville. God's grace occurs
We would be incapable A parish of the at baptism when we
of this if God had not Christian Episcopal are brought into the
already poured His love Church Body of Christ. As
into our hearts. In other we have become the
words, what we perform outwardly
is an expression of what God has
We cannot take credit for our
works, because they depend upon
recipients of God's love and grace,
we are told to "reckon ourselves
dead unto sin and alive to God
Through Jesus Christ our Lord"
' Our new life in Christ is to be.one of
faith and of good works. A life in
communion with God will hate
what God hates, namely sin, and
loving God above all else.
The Christian life is not an easy
one; we are constantly engaged in
battle against sin, the flesh, and the
devil. It is impossible to resist sin by
our own power, but only by being
motivated by love for God. Thus,
He becomes the object of our love,
and we will maintain a proper focus
when confronted with temptations,
trouble, sorrow, or death. If we
focus on the difficulties, sins, and
temptations then our direction is lost,
our footing becomes unstable, and'
In the Gospel of Saint Matthew,
chapter 20, we find the complex
distinction between the
righteousness of the Pharisees and
that demanded of Christ's followers.
Christ requires that we be motivated
by love rather than by law. The
Pharisees lived a life of utter
adherence to the Law of Moses;
they even expanded it to include
demands that were not originally
spoken of They were zealous for
keeping an outward appearance,
following the law just for the sake of
appearance. What the Pharisees
missed while keeping the Law was
love for God. The law was to inspire
their dependence upon God, and by
keeping it .they would be
acknowledging their inability to
attain everlasting life without the
initiation and intervention of God
Their failure was that they
replaced love for God with a self-
centered assurance of their greatness
and morality. This is a problem
facing modem Christianity. People
profess being a Christian, but many
fail to demonstrate any outward
signs of what they claim to have
experienced within. We should not
equate good works with merit points.
for salvation, becoming as the.
Pharisees, keeping our own laws,
approving of ourselves for keeping a
standard that we have set, proudly
believing that God is indebted to us
for our good works. Good works
must demonstrate the love of God
within us, flowing from our heart in
response to God's love, grace, and
forgiveness, and when we have
accepted our Faith as our guiding
principle, we must also embrace it in
our daily living.
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these local events
mWilliston Gospel Music Festival -
We S.O.A.R, Inc /Gospel Fest
Committee of Williston presents the
6th Annual Gospel Music Festival to
be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 lam. to
5 p.m. at the Williston Elementary
School Auditorium, 801 S. Main
Street, Williston. This event, withfree
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
*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'
ENew Oak Grove Baptist is
holding a Homecoming-Rev. Fritz
Fountain on Sunday, Aug. 12
following morning service. There
will be a covered dish dinner.
The church is located at 18100
NW 262 Avenue, Alachua. For
additional information, please call
EFoundation Chapel Church of
God by Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to come
every Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30
am. The church is located at 13220
NW 150 Avenue, Alachua. The
phone is 386-462-2549. Elder Willie
J. McKnight, Sr., Pastor
EHare Krishna Temple -Free feast
every Sunday at 4 p.m. The Temple is
located three miles north of Alachua
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 & LarryPahman
Cii C RIST CENTRAL\,
'I ci ttLl f it 14200 NW 148th Place
I_,, 1 .1..1 ir 1" I. I,,. i (in the old rost.Offlce)
meet at various times during the week.
,-i y Wednesday
Srudent Ministry :13pm
First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S, High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 11 a.m.,
Youth Fellowship: 5p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship 6:45 p.m.
'Church offers transportation to & from services.
Youth/Childrens Director: Holly Erskine
Gary Eldred, Pastor (386) 454-1255
F A S I L C H U R C H
, rpacting Lives
with the Word."
New St. Mary Missionary
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
- Iill SI ai nts IangItant Ctarctl
SA parish of the Chritian Episcopal Church
a Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
Where worshipful music is the standard
*Where traditional liturgy is the norm
*Where the Holy Scriptures
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
Contemporary Praise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 p.m.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Tuesday: YSB 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150thAvenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549
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
16710 NW US 441 Bctween High Springs & Aldchua
North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
25330 NW CR239 (1/4 mi north of CR236)
(386) 462-3317 email@example.com
Rev. EdwinA. Gardner, Pastor
Sun. Breakfast 9:30 am.; Sun. School 9:45 am.;
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 afriendy church has ended
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
Christian Jfe ellowasip
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.m/Worship 10:30 am.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
First Baptist Church
Impacting Lives for Christ
Sunday: Small Group Bible
Study 9:30 a.m.,
Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting'6:30 p.m.
HWY235 SouthAlachua 462-1337
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Church in Western Alachua Couny
Pastor Ty Keys
22405 W. Newberry Road in
Milam Funeral Home's Chapel
Worship; Sunday 9 am.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Lifting 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
S Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service- 10:30 am
F.iimli, Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jernigan (386)454-5529'
"Reaching people where they are...
And receiving them as they are...
Pastor George Dix, Jr.
Praise & Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
Bible Study/Prayer: Wednesday 7 p.m.
PASSAGE Family Church
2020 NE 15 Street Gainesville
Calvary Baptist Church
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., Morning
Worship 11am., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 pm.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10 a:m. Nursery provided.
Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
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
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 pm.
Pastor Larry Cannady, Sr. (386) 454-4169
CHRIST'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
... seeking the Lord as He
wills to be found ...
323 S.W. County Road 778
High Springs, Florida 32643
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
First United Methodist
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.
HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes for AllAges 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes p.m.
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.
Bill Woods, Interim Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262Avenue
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
o Lie Children's Church 11:30 a.m,
Assebl God Wednesday:
Asemb ly of God Adult & Children Bible Study 7 p.m.
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place Consumed Youth Service'- 7 p.m.
Downtown Alachua Nursery provided for all services.
www.riveroflifeassembly.org Pastor Greg 'Evans 352-870-7288
Episcopal Church \
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
Father David Kidd
St. John's United
-= Methodist Church
,' Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
S Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
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Pastor. Mike Lee
List your Place of
Call (386) 462-3355
for more information.
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
386462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
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
1U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
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James C. Chambers
James C. Chambers, a
lifetime resident, died Monday,
July 30, 2007 in North Florida
Regional Medical Center,
Gainesville, Florida. He was
Mr. Chambers was a retired
electrician for the City of
Alachua and retired owner of
Chambers Electric and
Plumbing. Mr. Chambers was
an Elder. at First Presbyterian
SChurch of Alachua.
Survivors include, two sons,
Jerry Mac Chambers of
Brunswick, Georgia and
Ronald C. Chambers of Lake
S City, Florida; one daughter,
Sandra Gail (Sidney) Steele of
- Alachua; a cousin. Anne Bell
grandchildren: and 11 great
-Graveside services for Mr.
SChambers \will be conducted at
10 a.m., Thursday. August 2.
2007 in Newnans. ille
Cemetery \%ith Re\. Virginia
l McDaniel and Re\. Dalton
Visitation with the family\
w\as on Wednesday evening,
August 1, 2007 from 5-7 p.m.
at E\ans-Carter Funeral Home.
S High Springs. who has charge
of all arrangements.
Melissa Fralick Shipp
Melissa Fralick Shipp of
Fort. White died Sunday, July
22, 2007 in Mexico. She was
Melissa had lived most of
her life in the Fort White area
and was a member of Magnolia
Baptist Church, Branford. She
enjoyed singing and loved life..
Survivors include her
parents, Paul and Carolyn
Fralick of Fort White; husband.
Sam Shipp of Lake Cit : two
sons, Ty and Tel Eckelbarger,
both of Fors\th. Georgia: and.
one daughter. Sa anna Jada
Eckelbarger of Fort White: one
brother, Paul Edgar Fralick of
Funeral ser ices \were held
Wednesday. August 1. 21(07 at
10 a m. at Evans-Carter Funeral
Home. High Springs. with Bro.
Fred McCray officiating:
Burial followed in the Fort
White Cemetery. Visitation
\\ith the family \was from 6-8
p.m. on Tuesday evening, July
31. 2007 at Evans-Carter
Funeral Home. High Springs..
who had charge of all
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in this section are considered
news and are published free
of charge by .-lachua Countr
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One man's junk is another man's treasure at
High Springs' 9th Annual Citywide Yard Sale
Special to Alachua County Today
HIGH SPRINGS -
Shopaholics alert! There's a one
day shopping event you won't want
to miss that'll be sure to help you
beat the summer heat. On Saturday,
Aug. 4 from 8 am. to 12 p.m., the
High Springs Chamber of
Commerce will be sponsoring the 9
thAnnual "City Wide Yard Sale."
This event, which is held
around the sinkhole behind High
Springs City Hall, has been a
tradition in High Springs for many
years. People from all around will
be setting up their booths full of
exciting yard sale items which can
range from the common to the
unique, and from interesting to
Antiques, household items,
clothing... you name it And new
for this year, the High Springs
Farmers Market will be open, so
while you are finding your gently
used treasures, you can also pick up
some fresh produce, flowers and
other locally grown goodies. You
won't want to -miss this much
anticipated event, and make sure to
get there early before all the deals
When you have found all of,
your treasures at the yard sale, don't;
rush home. Downtown businesses-
throughout High Springs will be-
open and air, conditioned foy
shoppers to browse their wares."
Visitors will find e\erithing to
satisfy their summer shopping lists'
from fine jewelry, arts, crafts, Vera;
Bradley bags, interior decorating
items, antiques, floral item,-
hardware, that perfect summer
sundress and even tack and saddle
supplies! And when your weary.
feet can take no more, come relax in,
one of our many restaurants for a'
cool drink and delicious meal.
There will.be fun for the whole
family the entire day, so mark your-
calendars now and make sure to-
come out and beat the heat during-
High Springs' 9thAnnual Cityide
For more information contact
the High Springs Chamber of+
Commerce at 386-454-3120, ori
visit their website at
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More parents are opting to drop children off at school
up at the same location at the end of the
school day. Traffic will enter the front gates
and stay inside the right lane past the main
office to the elementary side of campus.
Parents of sixth to eighth grade students
will drop and pickup their children at the
old bus circle. According to assistant
principal Eva Copeland the designated
areas for drop off and pickup will begin at
the flagpole and stop at the end of the
Marked parking spaces and the grassy
area next to the PE field will be used as a
parking area for parents who walk their
children to their classrooms. As for the new
bus lane, it will consist of one lane and is
designated for buses only.
Alachua County School District
Director of Facilities Ed Gable said the new
bus loop is part of the master plan for
expansion of High Springs Community
School. Gable explained the old procedures
for dropping and picking up children was
one way in one way out sort of system that
caused heavy traffic overflow outside the
school. He added one contributing cause of
the traffic problem is that more kids are not
walking to school an\ more, but iristead are
being dropped off by parents because of
When asked what role High Springs
officials and police personnel had in
improving traffic around the school Gable
said the city played a vital role and
participated in discussions on the issue.
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The torch, a symbol of the
games, was delivered to the
Chinese embassy after the
"torch run" in Washington on
Thursday. More than 50 law-
enforcement officers, athletes
and delegates participated in the
last leg of the run after the torch
had traveled around the country
to help raise money.. It was
brought to the U.S. after its
stops in London and Cairo, and
it will be in China in time for
Some of the team members
and coaches got to shake hands
and take pictures with the
president at the White House
after the event. Bush was very
approachable and "real," Brown
The Stompers qualified for
the World Games by winning.
the state championship and
being selected in the lottery
drawing. They will be
accompanied by three other
Two male teams, the
Stompers and another team
from Minnesota, and two
female teams, one from Texas
and the other from Kentucky,
will represent the U.S. in
basketball at the World Games,
"We're anticipating some
tough competition so we're
really practicing hard," he said.
"It's a once in a lifetime
opportunity, and I'm very
excited about it."
"We gonna get it on!"
exclaimed Adevius Lanier, the
23-year-old starting center for
the Stompers. "It makes me so
happy and excited to see
another country and be able to
rep for ours.".
The whole team is very
excited, he said.
They will fly to Los Angeles'
on Sept. 26, spend the night
there, and then fly to Beijing the
next day for some "cultural
exchange." The games will be
held in Shanghai and the
opening ceremony is Oct. 2.
"I can't put the feeling in
words," said Mike Cohen, the
Stompers' head coach and a
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sheriff's deputy. "Being a part
of the Special Olympics gives
them an opportunity they never
would have had; we just can't
The players aren't looking
for pity, they just want patience,
"They're always happy and
full of love despite their
disabilities, I'm just so'lucky to
be a part of this," he said.
The 10-man team has been
together for more than seven
years. They practice at the
Hamilton County High School
or the middle school on
Tuesday and Thursdays every
week, and sometimes more,
said the assistant coach, John
"Our team has some serious
skills," he said. "We want to
!play teams that will really
challenge us, so we can't even
Really play against most of the
Other Special Olympics teams,
They just can't challenge us."
The team is made up of
Young men who have been
i diagnosed with some form of
intellectual disability but are
''excellent athletes," said the
vice president of marketing and
communications for Special
Olympics Florida, Amie Dugan.
"I know I could never make
a slam dunk."
"The generosity of
businesses and people is what
makes all of this possible," she
said. It will cost more than
$5,000 per play er.
To donate, igo to
g and select a player to sponsor.
You can also send a check made
out to Special Olympics Florida
to P.O. Box 3364, Lake City,
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Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 pm and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10am
Southern Oaks Golf Club 717 NW Fairway Dr. Lake City
(Formerly Lake City Country Club)
Hosted by: Reverend Charm A.Greene and Linda Walker
Anointed Praise & Worship by Thomas Griffin & Band
Advance Registration 130 '35 At The Door
Registration Forms Available at Lady Bug Flowers in Alachua
and Lake City Christian -Supply in Lake City.
Please MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Women of God Ministries in Christ, Inc.
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aspects of security, pepper
spray training, handcuff
Straining, and classes that
emphasize first aid and CPR.
Mulvey said Alachua
Security courses are rigorous,
with the security training
requirements similar to the ones
a standard police academy
Offers. Florida law requires a
person to take a 40-hour course
for a basic security license
along with a 28-hour course for
Sa firearm license.
"What we emphasize is
. good physical conditioning and
extensive training beyond what
the State does," said Mulvey of
the 75 to 100 students who train
each year at the agency.
His entry into the security
business was a natural
transition from his stint as a
police officer in Miami where
he also dabbled in commercial
real estate. In 1988 Mulvey
moved to Alachua and opened
the Alachua Karate Center, a
successful karate school next
door to Conestogas restaurant
in downtown Alachua. A few
years later Mulvey moved the
karate school operations to its
present location at 14400 NW
140th Street in Alachua, also
the home of Alachua Security:
The father of three and
grandfather of three as well
enjoys the Alachua area, saying,
"It's way out in the country, no
neighbors." But Mulvey has
seen changes in Alachua over
the years as the area has
transitioned from a sleepy small
town to a growing small city.
"Alachua has become a
thriving economic and
residential community," said
But changes in the local
landscape aren't the only
changes Mulvey has seen,
pointing to significant
differences in how security
agencies operate in the post 9-
11 world. Mulvey said that
times have dictated that
agencies such as Alachua
Security become more
concerned with the threat of
terrorism and playing an
important role in homeland
Mulvey said the techniques
and training offered through his
agency provide trainees
growing confidence in their
abilities and their capacity to be
responsible for their own
protection. Mulvey's assistant,
Ryan Scott, said Mulvey
teaches his students to achieve-
their highest potential, and that
Mulvey's paramount concern is
that his students succeed.
Chad Bowland, a former
student of Mulvey's security
training course, said Mulvey
has been a positive role model
"He's been very helpful to
me," said Bowland, adding that
Mulvey loves dealing with
children who .attend karate
"He understands and talks to
them at their level," said
Another one of Mulvey's
students, Anthony Layne, who
has participated in both karate
and security training classes,
said he started classes with him
about eight years ago when he
was 13 years old. Layne said
Mulvey has been a positive
influence on his life.
"He's been a father figure,"
Jirf Yakubsin, who is chief
of operations for Alachua
Security, has known Mulvey for
20 years. Yakubsin sees
Mulvey as creative and
imaginative and believes
Alachua Security is successful
because of the ideas Mulvey
presents. Yakubsin said
students under Mulvey's
tutelage gain invaluable
"He's the best teacher
around," said Yakubsin.
Stephen Wokee, Who
teaches martial arts with
Mulvey said Mulvey is always
open to new ideas that deal with
security and karate.
"If it works he'll do it," said
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A6 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY VOICE OF THE HEARTLANDS THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2007
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not a of concern to our readers.
High Springs must pick its poison:
Exposure or exposure
n a town where so many people work tirelessly
to enhance the quality of life for its residents, a
gaping hole threatens that quality oflife. Over
the course of about four years, the City of High
Springs has contemplated what to do if an adult
business set its sights on the sleepy town. And four
years later, there's no more protection for anyone than
there was when the process began.
One High Springs commissioner commented
earlier this year that it's important for a community to
have an adult entertainment ordinance to keep such
businesses from locating in areas where children might
be exposed. We could not agree more with that
assertion which has prompted this editorial. The fact is
that High Springs is exposed right now and High
Springs must pick its poison.
For too long, High Springs and its youth have.
remained unprotected from impacts of a possible sex
shop. Although the commission has repeatedly passed
a moratorium banning sexually-oriented businesses
from locating within the city limits, that ban is unlikely
to stand up in court if challenged.
The intent of a moratorium on adult businesses is to
allow a community enough breathing room to
determine exactly how to handle them. A moratorium
should riot be extended ad infinitum as the one in High
Springs seems to have been. The commission has
adopted essentially the same moratorium on five
consecutive occasions for a period of six months each.
Should an adult business proprietor choose to open
a shop in High Springs, he or she stands a good chance
of resistance and a better chance of winning in the
courts. Judges, attomeys and folks in the adult
entertainment industry know what many of us don't
want to admit you cannot keep a sex shop from
opening its doors in your town.
Adopting a moratorium on sexually-oriented
businesses for a period in excess of two years has the
effect of censoring free speech. That's how the courts
see it and that will be the legal strategy used by a
proprietor should it be necessary.
High Springs, like every other city, must deal with
the reality that adult businesses exist and at anytime,
could choose to open its doors on a street near you.
But it's not all doom and gloom for High Springs.
It should be noted that the High Springs Public
Safety Committee has invested a great deal of effort to
ensure the future welfare of High Springs as a whole.
The committee has spent countless hours to determine
where a sex shop might be able to locate. Zones have
been created to minimize the impact on youth an adult
business would have and the committee has completed
The draft ordinance has since been reviewed by the
High Springs Plan Board and is now set for review by
the commission at an upcoming meeting.
Like other communities, High Springs was given
an adult entertainment ordinance by Alachua County as
a basis from which to craft its own. Included with the
ordinance is supporting research which backs up the
methodology in establishing zones as well as detailing
community impacts of adult businesses.
The sample ordinance needed a fair amount of
tweaking by each community using it as a starting
point because each town is different. The process of
ensuring the ordinance is legally defensible and is
properly tailored to the town is a gruelingjob.
Establishing geographic zones "for" adult
businesses is a thankless and monumental task and one
for which the Public Safety Committee should be
commended. No one wants to determine where a sex
shop can be located, because no right thinking person
wants a sex shop in their backyard or anywhere nearby.
The City ofAlachua knows all-too-well what sort
of legal havoc an adult business can wreak on a
community. Alachua faced a very real problem when
an adult video and novelty shop actually opened for
business along US. Highway 441 and Interstate 75
several years ago.
Alachua was lucky to have been saved by a Florida
statute preventing adult shops from opening within a
specified distance from a'school. A couple dozen more
feet, literally, between the shop and Santa Fe High
School would mean an adult business would probably
be there today.
Alachua was swift to adopt a moratorium while
simultaneously beating the adult business in court and
then implementing a more legally sound adult
entertainment ordinance. Alachua was wared at the
time that extending the adult entertainment moratorium
would subject the city to serious constitutional
violations. '- '
Although High Springs has dodged the bullet thus
far, it doesn't mean it will in the future.
The dirty little secret in High Springs is that
commissioners are caught between the proverbial rock
and hard place. On the one hand, commissioners
would be negligent if they did not continually adopt a
moratorium, but on the other hand, they all know the
moratorium would not stand up to legal scrutiny.
In High Springs, at this point, the moratorium is
nothing more than a legal hurdle for an adult-business.
And it's a hurdle we believe any adult business
proprietor can easily scale.
The editorial board of Alachua County Today is
perplexed as to why High Springs' legal staff has given
little, if any, regard to the essence of time in this matter.
It wasn't until Alachua County Today discovered and
reported that the moratorium had lapsed earlier this
year that High Springs took corrective action to adopt
yet another ban on sex shops.
The time to act is now.
Adjustments to the ordinance and "fine-tuning" of
legalese can be accomplished at a future date. For the
safety of all High Springs residents, we encourage
commissioners to act expeditiously in adopting the
It may seem a harsh reality, but we believe High
Springs would be legally exposed today should it be
faced with a sex shop. The greatest gains can be
.realized by adopting an adult entertainment ordinance
today rather than relying on blind faith that no one will
challenge the moratorium tomorrow.
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Volunteer organizations are the backbone
of youth sports
Santa Fe Babe Ruth Cal Ripken Baseball
Guest Editorial by Hal Brady, Alachua Recreation Center Director
We have had 28 years of youth athletics in Alachua, High
Springs and the unincorporated areas of Alachua County. I
want to thank the volunteer organizations that have served our
community of North Central Florida. High Springs, Alachua
and the unincorporated areas surrounding these two good life
communities have been blessed by volunteer
groups that donate their time to local youngsters.
In return they get no money to administrate and
coach teams. They do receive the satisfaction of
knowing they are making a positive difference to
area youth and local communities.
The first group I want to recognize is the
Santa Fe Babe Ruth Cal Ripken Baseball
League. Twenty-eight years ago this volunteer
program started with volunteer administrators
from Fort White, High Springs, Lacrosse and the
unincorporated areas of Alachua County. This
group was Santa Fe Little League Baseball. Hal Br:
Later the organization became Santa Fe Babe
Ruth Cal Ripken Baseball.
The league was named Santa Fe because of the majestic
Santa Fe River, not only because of the proximity of the
beautiful and winding river, but because the league was not
.intended to be run by a governmental entity, but to work along
with the government of the people served. The league wisely
knew that in carrying out their mission of bringing youth sports
to area children, they would need to raise money within the
program and obtain financial support from Alachua Courity,
and the cities ofAlachua, High Springs, Ft White and Lacrosse.
Santa Fe Baseball League is the oldest Babe Ruth Charter
in North Central Florida, which means they were the first.
Charter organizations popped up everywhere in the late 1980s.
Ft. White developed its own charter. Lake City built a complex
and started its own charter. Then Union county Babe Ruth
formed and they had a complex. Newberry, Archer and
Bronson formed a charter together called Tri-County. Waldo,
Micanopy and Hawthome formed a charter together called
Lake Area. Trenton, Bell and Gilchrist County formed a
charter together called Suwannee Valley. Gainesville came
later and had their own charter. Everybody from
the east coastto Gainesville, Lake City and to the
west coast played Babe Ruth Baseball.
j : Itwas all started by group ofvolunteers, the
seed, who received no money to administrate the
very first league. This group knew they needed
lights to be able to get moms, dads, grandparents
and single hard working people to volunteer.
They raised funds and received help from
Governments in their area and they started with
six teams of 9-12 year olds.
SThey were the first Babe Ruth Baseball
dy group to celebrate with a festival atmosphere.
They have a parade and celebrations for the
grand opening of the Santa Fe Babe Ruth
Baseball season. In 1992, this volunteer group became the first
to host a Babe Ruth World Series in the state of Florida.
Quietly, Santa Fe Babe Ruth, through the recreation
volunteer program, helped many players go to high school, and
then college, and some went to minor leagues and pro baseball.
This organization of volunteers led the way for Santa Fe High
School to win many District and Regional titles and advance to
the State Final Four.- This volunteer league provided an
opportunity to one of the best home run hitters in N.CAA.
baseball, to players who won a N.C.A.A. World Series, and
even players who have won a World Series Championship in
But no matter what skill level the players, all participants
who have played, and vho will play, in the league want to have
fun. Ninety-nine-percent of the players grow up to go into the
work force and don't e\ er play baseball at the high school,
college or professional level, but they may continue to play ball
for exercise and fun.
Their coaches have helped theseplayers create exciting and
lasting memories, often for a lifetime. So to the coaches of all
skill level children, thank you for the baseball memories.
It takes a special da, mom, grandparent or single adult to
volunteer to serve the community. The people who run the
program work all year round to administrate the program.
They have to satisfy all of the parents, take care of all of the
problems that come up. They have to make it safe; get
uniforms; make schedules; monitorthe fields; get umpires; take,
special fieldtrips; have end of the year get-togethers, get
trophies and conduct fund raisers.
Did I forget anything else they do?
Oh yes, they take care of their own families and they have
real jobs, too.
The Babe Ruth program was and is the foundation of
coaches coaches who leam the game of baseball and then
often develop teams on their own and hand pick talent and
families who want to play together.
The recreation league misses these great people.
And the recreation league then begins the cycle again by
training more coaches and players.
I want to thank the Santa Fe Babe Ruth Cal Ripken
volunteer program for serving High Springs, Alachua and
Alachua County all these years and for having a fall and spring
league of over 20 teams. How different would our
communities have been without them?
Next week the focus will be on the Santa Fe Babe Ruth
Softball volunteer program. So check back here and find out
about the great volunteers in softball.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2007 A7
Alachua Police Department
The following information was
provided by Alachua Police
Department (APD) Detective
Driving Without a License
*Juan Carlos Serrano, 20-
year-old Alachua resident, was
arrested Saturday, July 28, 2007
for driving without a license.
Serrano was involved in a motor
vehicle crashed. It was
determined that Serrano did not
have a Florida Dri\ ers License.
Serrano was listed at fault for
*James S. Proudfoot, 20-year-
old Orange Park resident, was
arrested Wednesday, July 25,
2007 for Shoplifting. Proudfoot
entered the Citgo gas station,
located at 16091 NW US HW\V
441 and concealed se eral cans
of beer in the pockets of his
pants. When the clerk
attempted to stop him.
Proudfoot pushed him and fled
from the store. He \%as
apprehended by several
b standers a short distance from
the store. Officers recovered
four cans of beer in Proudfoot's
High Springs Police
Today Staff Report
.On July 18 at 5:42 p.m., High
Springs police officers
conducted a traffic stop at the
200 block of NW Santa Fe
Boulevard of a vehicle driven
b% 54-\ ear-old Benjamin
Griffis of 212 East Grant Street
in Orlando. Police discovered
inside the vehicle a bottle of
Alprozam without a label. It
%\as also observed Griffis had
an open container, and \vas
charged with DUI.
*On July 20 at 12:48 a.m., High
Springs police officers made
contact with a driver outside of
Lamson & Sessions at 17962
North U.S. Highway 441 of a
vehicle driven by 37-year-old
Rebecca Phillips of 8421 SW
282nd Street in Ne%%berr.
Police arrested Phillips after
finding less than 20 grams of
cocaine inside the \chicle.
Phillips \%as transported to the
Alachua Count) Jail.
*On Jul. 18 at 7:05 p.m.. High
Springs police officers arrested
18-.ear-old Donald Sn.der of
310 SW 7th A\enue in High
Springs for burglar) and
batter According to police,
Snyder assaulted 37-year-old
Brian Melton at 21168 North
U.S. Highway 441. Police
transported Snider to the
Alachua Count- Jail.
-IOn July 19 at 10:38 p.m.,
Springs police officers
conducted a routine traffic stop
at 17870 U.S. -141 of a Ford
truck driven by 21-year-old
William Siers of 1000 S\V
62nd Alenue Apt A-12. Police
arrested Siers for DUI and
transported him to the Alachua
*On July 19 at 11:53 a.m.. High
Springs police officers
responded to a call of a man
passed out inside the U.S. Post
Office located at 25 N\W 4th
Avenue. When Police arrived
they arrested 53-year-old
Michael Osteen of 310 NW\
2nd Place in High Springs for
trespassing. In September 2005
the High Springs branch post
office issued Osteen a trespass
warning. Osteen was
transported to the Alachua
*On July 11 Dollar General
Store manager Phyllis Creed
reported to High Springs police
of a theft that took place inside
the store at 10:45 a.m. Police
ha\e charged 52-year-old Jo
Ann Kates of 175 SW Alpine
Place in High Springs with
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Crime Stoopers Most
A message from the desk of
SSheriff Sadie Darnm
National Night Out is August 7
Make the Call,
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How would you like to:
*Improve the safety of
*Have a fun time with
*Build community and
*Take part in a huge,
This is a great time to get
together with your neighbors
at an event you design just for
your block. Your event will
give neighbors a chance to get
to know each other better.
When neighbors know and
care about each other, they
feel more comfortable
reporting crime and
suspicious behavior to police.
More people watching out
for each other and calling 911
will make your block a safer
place. And it all can start (or
be recharged) with your
National Night Out (NNO)
event. While the traditional
"lights on" and front porch
vigils remain a part of NNO,
activities have expanded
considerably over the years to
include block parties,
cookouts, parades, visits from
law enforcement, festival
:neighborhood walks, safety
'fairs, contests, rallies and
NNO is a long standing
tradition throughout the
United States. In 2006, more
than 34 million people from
all 50 states got involved. For
more information on National
Night Out or to schedule
activities in your
neighborhood please contact
the Trauma Intervention and
Prevention section at 352-
367-4043 or email
Call (352) 372- top
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Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STO?.
Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO
APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2007
Continued from page A
CATS averages about 84 riders
monthly or about 4 riders per day. On
strong months, the small bus has
taken almost 160 riders between
Alachua and Gainesville. But weaker
months, such as April, have seen as
few riders as 41. That number is
calculated on a one-way ride a rider
using the service in one direction in
the morning and back in the other
direction during the aftemoon run
would count as two riders.
Alachua City Manager Clovis
Watson, Jr. acknowledged lagging
use of the service.
"Our ridership is somewhat lower
than anticipated, however the
feedback we receive from those that
benefit from the service validates its
importance. to the residents of
Alachua and the surrounding
communities," Watson said
At cost of about $5,600 to operate
CATS monthly, the City of Alachua
and FDOT are essentially paying over
$66 for each rider. Riders pay a $2
fare for each direction of the service,
hardly covering the costs.
To obtain grant funds from
FDOT, Alachua was required to
submit a marketing plan. Alachua has
spent about $20,000 through
consultants and ad agencies to
advertise CATS. Today, Alachua is
utilizing a low-cost word-of-mouth
campaign to inform potential riders of
Nearing the one year mark,
CATS doesn't show any upward
trend in ridership numbers from
month to month. Still, Pra said
establishing a transit service is no easy
"To form [a transit services at all
you have to convince the public
you're really going to do it.
"Then you have to train the public
on how to ride."
CATS operates on a route twice
daily, first running in one direction in
the morning, and then in reverse
BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today file photo
Alachua's bus service which has been in operation since
September 2006 has yet to reach ridership goals.
during the aftemoon.
CATS begins its daily route at
5:50 a.m. in Gainesville at the
Alachua County Health Department.
It makes another stop at Gainesville's
downtown plaza before proceeding to
Progress Corporate Park in Alachua
and then to several other stops
including Hitchcock's Market and the
Dollar General and Wal-Mart
While in Alachua, CATS aims to
pickup riders who may need services
in Gainesville. The services takes
riders picked up around Alachua to
the VA. Medical Center and Shands
Hospital areas or to Gainesville's
downtown plaza where they riders
might catch another bus to other areas
During the afternoon route,
which starts at 3 p.m., CATS runs the
service in reverse of the moving,
taking riders from Gainesville, back
to Alachua and those at job centers in
SAlachua back to Gainesville.
The focus of CATS has always
been to bring potential employees
from Gainesville to job centers in
Alachua and residents in Alachua to
critical medical services in
When asked if the city would
consider increasing the number of
runs each day, officials said in a
statement, "The city anticipates that as
the CATS system becomes more
established and experiences increases
in ridership, routes will be made more
frequently, new stops added, and
larger buses utilized."
City officials also hinted that.
expansion of the service may come
by way of a partnership with other
communities such as High Springs.
CATS does not stop at major
shopping centers such as The Oaks
Mall orArcher Road, but city officials
noted that riders could catch another
bus at Gainesville's downtown plaza
to those key shopping locations.
Dollar General and Wal-Mart
distribution center, major employers
in Alachua, do not directly contribute
anything to CATS. The service is
funded solely via FDOT and City
resources and bus fares.
Obtaining additional grant
funding is not an insurmountable task
according to Pra.
"I don't see any reason why
[Alachua] can't put something
"It's going to be about working
"And folks in Alachua know best
how to reach the public."
Archer, a considerably smaller
town than Alachua has operated a
similar transit system for almost two
years. Pra considers Archer's transit
service to be a big success with steady
Although ridership on CATS isn't
meeting goals, Watson said, "The
City ofAlachua is extremely pleased
with the success of CATS to date.
"We are very excited about the
service and remain committed to its
"We recognize that our service
offers employment opportunities for
the unemployed and underemployed
residents in Alachua, Gainesville, and
"Our service also meets
transportation needs for community
residents that otherwise would not be
able to obtain rides for medical care or
shopping," said Watson.
SPra said FDOT funding of CATS
will come with a new business plan
An ite part of the city.
"Alachua will need to come up
with assurances that if funding is
found, the City will pay half.
"We will look at the performance
io see if it would justify using our
funding to continue the service," Pra
"In the future, as we address
funding options for CATS, we will be
working with Gainesville and
Alachua County to obtain their
support for this service which is vital
to all of our residents.
"We truly believe the CATS
service is destined for success,"
Watson meanwhile said the City
is prepared to address funding
Continued from page Al
payroll, utility billing, standard
meter reading interface, central cash
management, occupational licenses,
and a variety of other services.
Troiano said the new software
costing $94,000 will be installed
The City will also purchase two
handheld data collectors, cradles for
the devices, software, and training
for total of $13,050.
The new software will also
include services for online billing.
Other than helping city staffperform
their jobs more efficiently, the
software will also meanthatthe City
will be more user friendly for
residents and businesses. Troiano,
who has worked for High Springs
since 1998, said citystaffis looking
forward to using the new software,
bud added that it will make
:conducting business with city
offices easier for customers as well.
SHigh Springs City Manager Jim
,Drumm said the old software
worked well for the City and served
its purpose, but has become obsolete
over the last few years.
"It was a dinosaur," said
Drumm referring to the aging
High Springs Commissioner
Larry Travis said the new software
is definitely needed in City Hall if
High Springs is going to be an
efficient service oriented operation.
"This is something that to me is
,absolutely essential," said Travis.
Travis envisions the new system
'will reduce staff work and
Inconvenience while providing a
better bookkeeping system. With
the high cost that cones with a new.
SContinued from page Al
"We're taking measures to
,reduce the likelihood of this
,happening again," said
When asked if there have
'been any previous burglaries at
'the school similar to last week,
,Herschleb said he didn't know
;of any previous break-ins that
,have occurred at the Santa Fe.
CHerschleb added that the
school will pursue every
avenue for damages that
occurred last week.
"We don't treat any of this
lightly," said Herschleb.
facilities have seen a string of
burglaries over the last several
yor: Departments didn't work well together with
software system and a trimmed
down budget for the upcoming
fiscal year, Travis cautioned, "We
have to be fiscally sound."
High Springs Mayor Tom
DePeter said a substantial amount of
money in the budget will be used in
paying for the new software, but it's
time for High Springs to make the
investment in the latest technology.
"It's something that we need
and we're going to forward with it,"
DePeter said the software will
be a welcome addition for City Hall
because the older software hindered
various city departments from being
able to work well together. The
mayor sees the software as a
substantial improvement in how city
staff will conduct business on a day-
"I believe it will be a drastic
improvement," said DePeter.
Interim High Springs Finance
Director Carol Grivetti is pleased
about the latest in technology for
employees, officials, and citizens.
"It's wonderful that the City has
made a corhmitment to go forward,"
Grivetti said High Springs did
its homework in choosing the
software, "There was a lot of
groundwork done before this
She said city department heads
and the finance department met
several weeks ago to discuss
software issues and that city staff
went to Deland to view
demonstrations on how the software
Grivetti credits City Manager
months according to Alachua
Recreation & Parks Director
"We believe part of this
group has been doing this for a
while," said Brady.
According to Lund, Smith
has been released from the
Alachua County Jail, while the
remaining three are currently at
the Alachua County Juvenile
This most recent incident.is
not the first run-in with the law
for Williams and Willie and
Dequante Rollins. The trio was
charged last year with burglary
of the Radio Shack in Alachua.
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Drumm for his efforts in the process:
She said Drumm was supportive of
staff members and guided
individuals in the decision making
High Springs Commissioner
Byran Williams is pleased, saying,
"It's something that we need to
come into the 21st Century."
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)
.PROCLAMATION OF MAYOR OR
THE CITY OF NEWBERRY CALLING A
Under and by virtue of the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of Newberry,
Florida, a general election is hereby called to be held in the City ofNewbeny, Newberry
Florida, Tuesday October 9, 2007 for the purpose of electing 3 (three) CITY
COMMISSIONERS as follows:
S(A) Group One, City Commissioner, two (2) year tenn
(B). Group Two, City Commissioner, two (2) year term
(C). Group Three, City Commissioner, two (2) year term
The election shall be held at the Fire Station, City ofNNewberry, Florida and the
polls shall be open at 7;00 A.M. on said day and closed at 7:00 P.M. on the same day, and
The Clerk and Inspectors of said election are as follows:
Ms. Judy Iasan
Ms. Loycc Tew,
Ms Sarah Scott,
Ms. Geneva Hinson,
Ms. Wanda Laird,
Qualifying for candidates for this election begins on August 10, 2007 and qualifying for
candidates fr this election ends on September 7, 2007.
Given under my hand and official seal of the City ofNcwberry, Florida, this 23' day or
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FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE
Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the
City of Newberry will conduct a public hearing to consider
reimposing fire rescue special assessments for the
provision of fire rescue services within the City of Newberry
for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2007.
The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on August 27,
2007, in the City Commission Chambers of City Hall, 25440
West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida, for the purpose of
receiving public comment on the proposed assessments.
All affected property owners have a right to appear at the
hearing and to file written objections, with the City
Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at the
hearing, such person Will need a record of the proceedings
and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made,
including the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the City Clerk's office at (352)
472-2161 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the
The assessment for each parcel of property will be
based upon each parcel's classification and the total
number of billing units attributed to that parcel. The
following table reflects the proposed fire rescue
FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS
FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY USE Rate Per Dwelling Unit
NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rate Per Square Foot
USE CATEGORIES (capped at 10,000 sq ft)
MAXIMUM FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY USE Rate Per Dwelling Unit
NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rate Per Square Foot
USE CATEGORIES (capped at 10,000 sq ft)
Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance
(Ordinance No. 18-2002), the Initial Assessment
Resolution, as amended (Resolution No. 20-02), the Final
Assessment Resolution (Resolution No. 21-03), the
Preliminary Rate Resolution initiating the annual process of
updating the Assessment Roll and reimposing the Fire
Rescue Assessments, and the updated Assessment Roll
for the upcoming fiscal year are available for inspection at
the City Clerk's office in City Hall, located at 25440 West
Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax
bill to be mailed in November 2007, as authorized by
section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the
assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued
against the property which 'nay result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the City
Clerk's Office at (352) 472-2161, Monday through Friday
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
OF NEWBERRY, FLORIDA
(Pub.: August 2, 2007) ,
)OT: Alachua will need new business plan to ensure funding
(Pub.:. 'August 2 and 9, 2007)
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Your award winning sports section -Florida Press
* Santa Fe's Brian Searing
takes home top spot in golf
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
While the summer time is
usually grounds for taking a
break and loosening up,
that's not the case with
former Santa Fe High School golfer Brian
Searing. Searing, who just graduated from
Santa Fe this past June, won the Alachua
County Amateur golf tournament held on
July 21 and 22.
The event, which was comprised of
nearly 100 participants from junior to senior
golfers, was held at two locations. The first
day of the tournament took place at Turkey
Creek Golf and
Country Club while
"The first the second day was
day was an held at the
ad va n ta g e University of Florida
because it's Golf Course.
my home Searing won the
course and I event by just one
played with a stroke after posting a
few people I score of 70 on the
playwith all opening day and a75
play with all at the Gator course.
the time." "I knew I won
Brian Searing when I putted out on
Former last green," said
Santa Fe golfer Searing. "I was
talking to a few
people in a rain
delay and figured it out."
Searing played golf for Santa Fe for four
years and lettered in the sport for three of
those four seasons. He helped the Raiders
to back-to-back dIstrict championships his
junior and senior seasons and he missed the
state finals cut by a mere one stroke last
Searing, who says his best score at
Turkey Creek was a 64 he shot over a
month ago, felt right at home on the first
day of the Alachua County Amateur since
Santa Fe uses the golf course as its home
course during season.
"The first day was an advantage because
it's my home course and I played with a few
people I play with all the time," said
Searing. "I was in my comfort zone and I
know the greens at Turkey Creek pretty
"I was pleased with the way I struck the
SEARING on page B4
Brooks first summer in the books
RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today file photo
With the first day of practice taking place on Monday, August 6, Santa Fe head football coach Bart Brooks has just
completed his first summer with the Raiders.
SRaiders' wrap summer," said Brooks who
conditioning, earned a degree in
up conditioning, criminology and psychology
prepare for at Florida State University.
"We had about 90-percent
practice turnout in our summer
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
the end of
s umm er
and drills for high school
football. That's because
Monday, August 6 is the first
day of football: practice for
all high schools in Florida..
So, as the summer comes to
an end, so does Santa Fe
High School head football'
coach Bart Brook's first
summer on the job.
"I thought our players
showed a lot of commitment
and a lot of dedication this
program which is pretty
impressive because of all the
things going on in the:
"Overall we found out a
lot about our players this
summer and that hopefully
will continue through to next
Brooks was hired on
February 4 as the Raiders'
coach after longtime coach
Scott Pritchett resigned from
his post earlier in the year. It
took a coaching search
committee more than six
hours of interviews and
four-plus hours of
deliberation to come to a
RAIDERS on page B3
ADAM BOUKARVAlachua County Today file photo
Brooks also took his team to the University of Florida
team camp earlier this summer.
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Columnist
With the start of the 2007
college football season just
28 days away, I figured I
would .let. everyone know
exactly how this season is
going to play out. I don't
need to read any preseason
magazines and I don't need
to listen to coaches and
players at various conference
media days tell everyone
how they think they will fair
While we all know games
aren't played on paper, they
are played on different types
of video game systems. So I
figured since computer
rankings have a say on how
the season ends up with
certain teams playing' fora
national title, I \ would turnto
my NCAA Football 08 game
on Playstation 2 for the exact
results for the upcoming
In the interest of ihe
majority of college footbait
fans in this area, I simulated
the 2007 season with the
Florida Gators. I did not
control/play one down of any
game, I let the computer do
all the work. Now this x as a
random simulation and I can
imagine maybe some of the
outcomes of the games could
be different during other
simulations, but I'm going
with the results I found on
Friday night, July 27.
What I found probably is
not going to be music to thi
ears of any Gator fan, who
thinks the boys in orange and
blue can repeat on the
OLSEN on page B2
Santa Fe coach may be
hired as early as next week
closing in on'coach
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
With the first day of school
just a few weeks away, the
Santa Fe High School girls
basketball program is still
without a head coach.
However, that may change in
the coming days.
According to Santa Fe
Athletic Director Michele
Faulk, the Raiders could name a
coach as early as the beginning
part of next week.
The Raiders have been
looking for a
Harris took the
for the Raiders
on March 9.
duties for the
'We were trying
to work it where
we could fill in a
But, the teaching
spots just did not
open that up so
we had to go a
Santa Fe Athletic Director
while also managing the boys
team as well.
While they may have been
without a coach, the team did
not stoT, its summer
The Raiders were
led by head
to Harris the past
two seasons, Alan
took on the duties
of directing the
willingness to take on the task
as interim head coach, the
program was still able to
SAIWA FE on page B3
RICK BABSTONIAlachua County Today file photo
Santa Fe former girls basketball head coach Elliot Harris (far left) shown here with assistant Alan Wheeler,
who has been rnninhe girls program over the summer.
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You Guess the Score!
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.
"The Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA serve
the following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie,
Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us,
you may be the next NFL or NBA official but, you will never know
if you don't start. For information contact Wade Clayton at 352-
665-3142 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Santa 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.
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.
mInterested in playing volleyball at Santa Fe High School?
If you are interested in playing volleyball for Santa Fe High
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School this year, review the following tryout times and
Varsity: Monday, August 6th
Junior Varsity: Monday, August 13th.
Freshmen Team: Tuesday, August 21st
All those interested in trying out must complete the physical and
parent consent forms on FHSAA forms. These forms are available
at the Santa Fe High School front office or can be downloaded
online at www.fhsaa.org.
For more information or questions, contact Santa Fe High School
head volleyball coach Michele Faulk at (386) 462-1125.
OLSEN frompage Bl
gridiron like the men's hoops
team did on the hardwood.
Instead of another banner
raising season, Florida turns in
an 8-5 record for 2007 which
includes a heart-breaking 32-30
loss to Penn State in the
Outback Bowl. To make matters
worse for Gator fans is that
Tennessee thumped Florida, 34-
7 in its week-three meeting in
The Swamp. The Vols would
then go onto win the
Southeastern Conference title
without losing a game to) a
conference opponent and land
Alachua Countr Today
regretfully received inaccurate
information for an article titled
"Local teams take stage at
regionals" in the July 26. 2007
edition. It should be properly
noted that Brooke Price w'as in
fact the Santa Fe Babe Ruth
softball player who recorded a
double to score teammate
Taylor Wooden against a team
from August County, Virginia
during southeast regionals.
in the BCS National
Championship game against
Big Ten Champion Wisconsin.
But everyone in Gainesville can
breathe a sigh of relief,
Wisconsin pounded Tennessee
49-21 to finish off a 13-0 record
with a national title.
As for what could be in store
this fall in Gainesville, here is a
game-by-game breakdown of
what Florida's 2007 campaign
could end up looking like.
In the season opener, the
Gators top Western Kentucky
38-6, piling up 466 yards of
total offense. Tim Tebow, in his
first game as UF's starting
signal caller, threw for .228
yards and a touchdown.
Kestahn Moore ran 29 times for
171 yards and four touchdowns
to earn SEC Player of the Week
In week two, the Gators roll
Troy 55-14. Tebow passes for
251 yards and totals five
touchdowns on the night, while
safety Dorian Munroe has an
interception return for a
touchdown thus earning him
SEC Player of the Week
recognition. But the real story
of the game was Moore rushing
.for 119 yards and a touchdown
before he fractured his foot,
which sidelined him for the next
As previously mentioned
Tennessee, ranked 14th at the
time, silenced The Swamp and
the third-ranked Gators. Vols'
quarterback Erik Ainge, lit up
the Gators for 206 passing yards
and four touchdowns. Florida
did bounce back the following
week. Tebow was 18-for-30 for
238 yards and three touchdowns
as 12th ranked Florida beat Ole
Miss 28-13. Percy Harvin
caught three balls for 60 yards
and two touchdowns in the UF's
first road win of the season.
But the Gators could not tame
any Tigers during the next two
weeks. Auburn, ranked eighth,
came into The Swamp and left
with a 28-7 victory. UF only had
192 yards of total offense in the
loss. Florida then headed to
Baton Rouge and came home
with a tough 24-21 setback to
LSU. Brandon James's six-yard
scoring run with 1:21 to go
provided the final margin as the
Gators couldn't get over the
hump and fell to 3-3 on the
season. James finished with 127
rushing yards and two scores on
However, UF traveled to
Lexington Kentucky on
October 20th and was able to
control the Wildcats, 35-10. The
24th ranked Gators amassed
527 yards of total offense.
Tebow threw for 309 yards and
three touchdowns, with James
adding 185 rushing yards and a
touchdown. That victory would
be the start of a five-game
Despite being out-gained 324
yards to 318 yard in total
offense, Florida bit Georgia 33-
25 in its annual brawl in
Jacksonville. Moore had a pair
of touchdown runs in his first
game back from injury. Next
was a 31-19 Homecoming-win
over Vanderbilt, in which
Florida rolled up 516 yards of
total offense. Tebow passed for
360 yards and four touchdowns,
finding Andre Caldwell in the
end zone on two occasions.
Florida then visited its old
friend and former coach Steve
Spurrier and handed the visor-
wearing mentor and his South
Carolina Gamecocks a 31-14
defeat. The 18th ranked Gators
received an eight-catch, 241-
yard and two-touchdown,
performance. from Harvin,
which netted him SEC Player of
the Week honors. Next was a
52-10 cake walk over Florida
However, Florida State
soured Florida's late season run,
b\ holding on for a 38-30 win at
The Swamp. The 24th ranked
Seminoles led 21-14 at halftime
and 31-21 after three quarters of
play. The 16th ranked Gators
out-gained the 'Noles 604-469
in the loss.
That defeat left Florida with
an 8-4 regular season record and
a 5-3 mark in the SEC.
In a surprise from what has
seemed to be a norm, Florida
had no All-Americans nor had
any players named as a finalist
for any end.of season awards.
Free safety.Kyle Jackson was
named a first team All-SEC
pick, while Harvin (918
receivingg yards), and linebacker
Dustin Doe landed on the
second team. Hawaii
quarterback Colt Brennan took
home the Heisman Trophy.
Regardless, the Gators still
earned a New Year's Day bowl
game in Tampa against the
Nittany Lions. But Joe
Paterno's boys won their
second-straight Outback Bowl
with a two-point win over
Florida, which led 21-11 at
halftime. Trailing 32-24, Tebow
hit Tate Casey with a 27-yard
scoring pass at the 1:38 mark to
make things interesting. But the
ensuing two-point conversion
attempt which would have tied
the game, failed and brought the
Gators' season to an end.
While I love playing NCAA
Football 08 and anticipate its
annual summer release in mid-
July, I learned two things from
simulating this season. First that
I really do have a nice job at
Alachua County Today and
want to thank Adam Boukari for -
giving me the chance to earn
some money by writing about a
video game I really enjoy.
Secondly, is that not to be so
quick to trust computers
because they are wrong
sometimes. Hopefully this is
one of those times, not that I am
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
by calling (386) 462-3355
SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today have teamed up to bring you Focus on Youth. Each week local kids in youth
athletic programs and schools will be recognized for their hard work and good sportsmanship, Hal Brady from the Alachua 'Recreation
Center and Keith Helsel from Pray then Play Sports of High Springs have volunteered to help us make these weekly selections.
SunState Federal Credit Union
Heroes of the Week
Elijah Tate and Alex Garcia
Special to A.lacina Cownnm iudn
SunState Federal Credit
Union and A-lachua Corunl i
Today' are recognizing local
youngsters w\ho are making a
difference in their community.
Right here, each week %e \ll
introduce our readers to these
young people "ho have touched
the Iiles of others.&
Tlhs week's s Heroes of the
Week are Elijah Tate and Alex Eliah
Elijah Tate is a good student
in school and likes to play
sports. He plays basketball
through the Ne%\benrr
Recreation Center. Elijah played .
on the 8 and under Newvberry "
team this past season and did a ,
good job on the court. Elijah
wears the number 14.
Alex Garcia is also a good
student in school and he also
likes to play sports. Alex plays Alex Garcia
basketball through the Newberrn
Recreation Center and played on the 8 and umder
Newberrm team this past season. He did a good job on
the court and \\ears the number 15.
Santa Fe Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball
Special to Alachia Coruty Today
Brooke Price (31) is a great student in
school and athlete on the field. Brooke plays
softball for the Santa Fe Babe Ruth Fast Pitch
Softball 12 and under team. She plays third
Brooke's team went to Henderson, N.C. to
play in the Regional Tournament.
During the tournament Brooke hit a double
and brought teammate Taylor Wooden home
for a huge RBI.
6th Annual Operation Backpack
Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m. at the Alachua Recreation Center
The last fi\e years have been a huge success. Backpacks filled with school supplies were
given to over 2,500 children.
This year's goal is to give away an additional 500 backpacks along with "free" physical
and haircuts in preparation for this school year.
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If you know of a youngster that should
be featured as a Hero of the Week,
send an e-mail of 50 words or less
about that child to Hal Brady at
How to mako a submission to Focus on Youth
If ou have materials from coverage of youth-oriented (1 ''1c3r O ti 1 ) t 0. .
activities, please send them to gaili'alachuatoday.com .-
or drop them bY our office on Malin Street in .Alachua.
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final decision And. in the end
the choice was BrookLs.
Brooks served as defense e
coordinator tor Buchholz prior
to his hiring at Santa Fe. He
also headed up the Bobcat
Brooks sas since taking o\er
at Santa Fe he's had plenty) of
Soehind-the-scenes work to keep
"All the administrative things
\ou hate to do has pretty much
flown b\." explained Brooks
Swho also serNed coaching stints
at Interlachen. Tallahassee-
Rickards and Lincoln. "That
part has tlo\ n b\ to \ here \ ou
feel like you'ree ne\ er caught up.
E\er\bodl tells lou the first
\ear \ou feel like you'ree
pla ing catch up and once 3ou
settle in everything flows from
there. That part of it has been
the biggest adjustment for me.
"As far as with the players,
you're ready to get out on the
field, start practicing putting in
offensive plays and defensive
fronts. You're chomping at the
bit for that. I think the kids feel
that way, too."
Brooks has been at Santa Fe
High School for about four
months now and Raider Athletic
Director Michele Faulk has
been impressed with his work
"I think he's done a fantastic
job," expressed Faulk. "He's
been up there almost everyday
during the summer, has had
RICK BABSTON/ Alachua County Today file photo
The Raiders have held six weeks of summer workouts and conditioning.
workouts with the boys and
been very productive I think.
It's been a very productive
summer for him and the football
The first game against
Newberry is less than a month
away with kickoff slated for
August 31 in Newberry. That's
just a few short weeks to
implement and fine tune the
program for regular season play.
Nonetheless, Brooks says his
team's biggest challenge isn't
necessarily on the field.
"The biggest challenge is we
have to mesh together and gel
together as a team," explained
Brooks. "One of the things I
got out of the spring game (a
34-12 loss to Suwannee) was a
sense of individualism and there
weren't enough leaders in the
"But what I've seen in the
summer there are plenty of guys
that will step up. When I
Originally got here, one of the
things I looked at was the
mental makeup of this team. If
they want to be champions it's
not about your physical talent.
This game is not played as
much with your physical ability
as it is with your mental
Adam Boukari can be reached
at email@example.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.
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Acura 's ALMS effort iCell: 352-31 i: .86-454-2552
Acura's ALMS effort is just, E TF onla.ltel.net
We renewed acquaintances
with Honda/Acura's Robert
Clarke at the recent American
,LeMans Series weekend at
Lime Rock, Conn.
Clarke, known as a true
gentleman in racing circles, was
named general manager of
Development when the
company established its racing
division in 1993, and he was
named company president in
2005. HPD employs 120 people
and operates out of a 123,000
square-foot building in Santa
Clarita, Calif., that houses
.comprehensive engine R&D,
prototype and production parts
preparation, analysis, dyno/test
cells, machine shop, parts
center and administrative
Acura's prototype initiative
in ALMS is the first factory
motorsports program for Acura,
the luxury brand of American
Honda Motor Co., in its 20-year
history. Acura made its
competition debut at the 12-
Hours of Sebring this past
March with three LMP2 entries.
To the surprise of everyone -
except, perhaps, the Acura
teams it won its class and
placed second and third overall.
A longtime SCCA racer,
Clarke, 57, sometimes
campaigns in vintage events. As
for the ALMS Acura effort, it is
difficult for Clarke to hide his
"This is just the beginning
for Acura in ALMS," said
Clarke. "We'll hopefully move
into the ALMS LMP1 class
based on our success in LMP2,
and this is our overall goal."
Clarke admitted that, unlike
the IRL IndyCar Series events
where.Honda engines power all
of the entries through the 2009
season, he much more
appreciates the true
manufacturer atmosphere that
"Granted, we win every race
within the IRL, but we also
power the losers."
He further explains that
unlike the Honda 3.5 V-8 Indy
Series engine,, which shares an
assembly agreement with Ilmor
engines in Europe, the entire
ALMS racing engine, a 3.4 V-8,
is a 100 percent HPD effort.
Clarke notes that the chassis
used by two of the three Acura
teams were purchased as
Courage-chassis models, but
now are officially Acura
following much tweaking and
redesign. The third Acura
utilizes a Lola chassis.
"If you want to win in
LMP1, you'll need a
manufacturer-specific chassis to
do so," said Clarke. "When we
move into the LMP1 class,
we'll certainly use our own
developed and tested Acura
Clarke also noted that the.
high-end Acura brand is sold
only in North America, with
expansion on the horizon.
"Currently, Acura is
available only in North
< Acura's LMP2-class prototype finished third overall in the recent
ALMS race at Lime Rock with David Brabham behind the wheel.
(Tim Zyla photo)
America,' but we'll be
marketing Acura in both China
and Japan, soon. ALMS. gives
us the opportunity to
Experiment and develop our
technology with.the .prototype
.In ending, the last time we
queried Clarke, we asked if
HPD might one day take
delivery of some Holley
'carburetors, pointing to a move
into NASCAR-style racing
(where engines utilize Holley
carbs in Sears Craftsman Truck,
Busch Series and Nextel Cup).
"Holley carburetors are still
not welcome at HPD's R&D
headquarters," Clarke joked. "If
they show up, we'll send them
back. It's our way of saying that
we are more interested in a
higher-tech form of racing."
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the summer league and they
were still able to get some
things done this summer, they
didn't just completely shut
Once Harris took over the
boys program, the search for
the next girls head coach was
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the Raiders received several
applications for the position
and have been conducting
interview\ s throughout the
"We want somebody who
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position available for a new
hire to fill, reported Faulk.
"We were trying to work it
where we could fill in a teacher
position," Faulk explained.
"But, the teaching spots just did
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those pieces of the puzzle don't
fit exactly like you need them
The Raider girls basketball
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postseason every year since
1996 and won its fifth-straight
district championship in the
2005-'06 season. Now, the ,
search for the next head coach
could come to an end by next
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Continued from page Bl
ball but I did not have a good
day of putting, I three-putted
two or three holes."
On the final day of the event,
Searing made the trip to
Gainesville at the University of
Florida Golf Course, a course
he's played every so often.
With a score of 70 after day
one, he was tied for the lead.
His best score at the golf course
in Gainesville was a 69 from the
This time around the recent
high school graduate netted a
score of 75, enough to take
home the win. He not only
received a trophy for his
accomplishment but also a $300
gift card from the University of
Florida Golf Course.
"I wasn't as pleased as I was
with a 70 (at Turkey Creek on
the first day) even though it's a
different course," explained
Searing about playing the Gator
course. "I was hoping to go our
there and shoot 72, two over
par. But, once again I had two
three-puts that day as well."
Searing also competed in the
U.S. Amateur this past weekend
at the University of Florida
Golf Course and posted scores
of 72 and 72 on both days. That
put him five strokes behind the
top golfer at the event. While
Searing may be the one on the
course posting the low scores,
he shares the credit with several
"The Santa Fe High School
program helped me advance my
game more because of all the
golf tournaments we play in,"
said Searing. "Frank Anderson
(head boys golf coach) at Santa
Fe was a great help to me and
my success as well as my
parents who supported me
through thick and thin.
"Jim White is my swing
coach who I've had for about
five years. I wouldn't be where
I am right now without him."
Searing is headed off to
Florida Gulf Coast University
in Fort Myers where' he is
enrolled in the Professional
Golfers Management program.
He says if he does not make the
professional tour then he will
pursue another career with the
Adam Boukari can be reached
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How much fight is left in
Yeah, we talk about boxing
a lot at "A Sporting View," but
that's-because it's the sweet
When you break it down,
it's all you're looking for in
sports. It's the one-on-one
match up. It's Magic Johnson
on Larry Bird. It's Reggie
Jackson stepping in against
Nolan Ryan. It's Bo Jackson
and Brian Bosworth.
And I'm not too hyped up
on the Ultimate Fighting
Championship stuff, folks ...
sorry. At its best, it's a bar fight.
At its worst and this was
typically the case when those
jujitsu guys dominated it
was two guys rolling around on
the canvas. It may have been
scientific, but it just wasn't
sweet. Sure, they're getting
their share of attention, but I
doubt the sport is siphoning off
as many fans from boxing as it
Be that as it may, boxing
needs a shot in the arm -
something I've been carping
about for a long time. Greedy
promoters have led to an
indigestible alphabet soup of
councils and federations with
watered down contenders and
To combat this, HBO Sports
has taken the lead in trying to
give us a story line again in
boxing. Its promotion of the De
La Hoya-Mayweather fight,
with the weekly reality
docudrama showing their
training, definitely elevated the
status of the fight in many
people's eyes. And while they
were down at the
welterweights, HBO decided to
stay and stake a claim. Rickey
Hatton, Shane Mosley, Miguel
Cotto in many respects,
HBO hopes these guys will turn
out to be the next generation of
Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray
Leonard and Tommy Hearns.
Of course, it'd settle for
another Arturo Gatti and
Mickey Ward. And that's the
other unsettling thing about
HBO's latest storyline they
won't let the old stars fade
away. Nothing was harder to
watch than Gatti, one of the
most popular and exciting
fighters of all-time, get his head
handed to him by Alfonso
Gomez a 17-3-2 fighter with
only five knockouts going into
the fight. It was the last fight on
Gatti's HBO contract, and it
was a sad display of going to
the well too many times.
And that's why it was even
weirder watching Jim Lampley
and Larry Merchant exclaiming
gleefully that Oscar De La
Hoya would be moving back to
the welterweight division.
Waiting in the wings, on the
decided downward slope.of his
career, is Roy Jones Jr. He
wants a piece of Felix "Tito"
"If two people me and
Tito want it to happen, then
nobody is going to be able to
stop it," Jones, 38, told media
'last month. "This would be a
fight that could fill Madison
Square Garden or Yankee
Would it really? Better.yet,
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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
Jessica Lynn Mendoza
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Ricardo Mendoza
21417 NW 62nd Ave. Alachua,
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.)
SFuture papers in this lawsuit will be
;mailed to the address on record at
.the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285.
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.,
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: July 6, 2007
J.K. "BUDDY'' IRBY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
By:. Jucia G Coriaggo
(Pub.: July 12, 19, 26;
& August 2, 2007)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CASE NUMBER: 01-07-CP-0772
HANNA S. WESTON
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HANNA S. WESTON deceased,
whose date of death was January
23, 2007, and whose social
security number is 262-48-4249, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Alachua County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which is
201 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32601. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representatives attorney are set
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedents
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS' NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
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
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
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 12, 2007.
Attorney for Personal
PETER C.K. ENWALL, PA.
Peter C.K. Enwall, Esq.
2750 NW 43rd Street, Suite 201
P.O. Box 357117
Gainesville, FL 32635-7117
Fla. Bar No. 161601
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located behind High Springs City
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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
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Open floor plan, beautiful cabinets in kitchen, separate breakfast
bar and FP in family room. $255,000 MLS#282027
Serving the community since 1979
Simply irrestible! Lovingly updated
3BR 1.5BA CB home with brick on a
huge privacy fenced comer lot New
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Adorable 3BR 2BA 1254sf home
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kitchen, laundry room, wood floor in
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Completely remodeled. Good
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convenient to town. $79,000
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just off paved road, this 1993 3BR
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spacious kitchen, unfinished attic,
'deck w/hot tub, 2 outbuildings, 8-run
kennel & 12x24 office building.
'Isn't this really where you want to
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30x31 pole barn and a 2BR 1BA
mobile home. Great starter home and
located off CR241 in Alachua.
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
an investment rental. Seller may
consider owner financing with large
down payment. $150,000
Enjoy the easy life. 5 acres of lush
grass, over 8 varieties of trees.
Charming country home, tile
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leading to lanai. 2 stall barn, tack
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convenient location only minutes to
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open space & beautiful trees, close to O'Leno #282109 I #272703
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CHARMING REMODELED 1975 heri- pool. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 or munity. Twenty-seven 1.5 to 2.5 acre lots w/ Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159. $125,000.
tage home within walking, distance to Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $479,900. #277431 underground power. Only a short drive to #277926
downtown High Springs. Has new metal roof THE LIVING IS EASY! Nestled inthe oaks Chiefland or Gainesville. Call Peny 40ACRES OFWILDERNESS.Forthe true
tile and simulated wood floors, large kitchen on the pristine Santa Fe River, this unique McDonald today, 352-278-0310. Starting at Pioneer, this wooded property has a 20-acre
and front porch. Call Isabel Smith, 352-318- 2BR, 3BA with a bonus room, multi-level $50,000 to $79,000. #277792 natural.pond & is teeming with wildlife.
78290orTonyBoothby,352-262-1159. Allthis home features fabulous view from lovely 10MAGICALACRESacrossthestreetfrom Discover for yourself! Call Tony Boothby,
for $189,000. #282596 screened porch. Stone fireplace, huge game gQ'LenoStatePark&loadedwithriorthFlorida 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith,.318-7829.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME in a rm, dock, detached garage & more! Debbie wildlife. Perfect spot for your home or $299,000. #267982
popular High Springs neighborhood & on a Zeller, 352-538-2857 or Martha Bames, 352- weekendretreat! CallTonyBoothby, 352-262- *
cul-de-sac. Large fenced-in backyard, 3394069, $479,900. #278273 1159 or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $79,000.I i, = 0 W
screened-in patio, ceramic tile throughout the COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS BEST! #278538
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Erickson-Klacko, 352-494-2404. $194,500. Gainesville. Exquisite Kit & great rm open to Lake in Four Lakes Community. Access to 2 FORAC-2 LOT inthe town ofHigh Springs,
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this beautiful river-front home on the Santa Fe down facing the river & another on the front. Debbie Zeller, 352-538-2857. $120,000. Springs. Sold as one parcel, cleared & leveled.
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