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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. October 4, 2007.
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Title: Alachua County Today. October 4, 2007.
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Table of Contents
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    Section A: Main: Voice of the Heartlands
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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Sports
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    Section C: Classifieds
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Thornebrook Art Festival

Controversy at River Rise

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opens own

fire station

Today Reporter
the dawn of a new day in
Hawthorne as the city's fire
department opened its own
fire station on midnight
Monday morning. The move
comes on the heels of the city
bringing back a police
department last year.
An ongoing dispute as to
how much the city should
pay the county for fire
services was the ultimate
reason the new department
was created according to
Hawthorne City Manager
Chad Shyrock. But the city
manager noted that bringing
back a local fire department
has been discussed
frequently in the last several
The change doesn't come
without some drawbacks. As
Alachua County Fire Rescue
(ACFR) moved its people
and equipment out of the
Hawthorne-owned fire
department, the City loses an
ambulance which would
respond to emergency
medical calls. ACFR has
relocated the ambulance,
other equipment, the
firefighters and paramedic'
to its Orange Heights station
on U.S. Highway 301, north
of Hawthorne.
When asked who would
tend to medical emergencies
in Hawthorne, Shyrock said
ACFR would still provide
medical and ambulance
service as it does in other
communities around the
county. Now, however, that
ambulance will come from
ACFR's Orange Heights
Shyrock said Alachua
County took over
Hawthorne's fire department
sometime in the 1990s. The
City Manager said that now,
since the city is operating the
fire department, 'there is
opportunity for Hawthorne
to look ahead and find out
what level of services the
city needs to provide to
citizens. He said it's vital for

County has High Springs commissioners fuming

Fire department funding cut leaves city in lurch

Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Officials with the City of High
Springs are upset with Alachua County's decision to
cut funding for the city's fire department by 11-percent
for the upcoming fiscal ,year. City officials say the
county reneged on a promise that a drastic cut would
not occur.
Over the last five years, the county has given the
City of High Springs $138,500 to fund the fire

department. According to High Springs City Manager
Jim Drumm, the city never received an increase in
funding even in the face of high costs of both
equipment and fuel. Funding from Alachua County to
the City of High Springs in this fiscal year's budget has
been cut to $127,000.
Drumm said the reduced funding makes the city
$11,500 short in their budget for.the fire department.
This year's city budget for the department is set at
$695,000. With the fire department already facing a

tight budget this fiscal year, the cuts from the county
make the city's budget tighter than originally
Alachua County Director of Emergency Services
Will May said the reduction in funding comes from
cities having a higher number of emergency calls than
unincorporated areas. May said annexations in the
county have caused the number of emergency calls
from cities to increase.
FUNDING on page A4

Beef '' Brady's on

list eyeing Alachua

Today Reporter
keeping a tally of eating
establishments looking at
locating in Alachua should
wield their pens now. Among
the ever-growing list is now
Beef 'O' Brady's.
Danny McCann confirmed
that he and his wife, Alisa,
intend to open a restaurant
bearing the Beef 'O' Brady's
name in Alachua. McCann
said a location has not been
nailed down but that he is
currently seeking sites. One
possible site includes areas
around Hitchcock's Market.
Neither Beef 'O' Brady's
nor Alachua are new to the
The couple currently owns

two locations in Gainesville
and believes one in Alachua
would be successful. McCann
said the restaurant is likely to
open in Alachua sometime
next year. Other possible Beef
'O' Brady's locations in the
future include Jonesville
among others, according to
The restaurant is described
by McCann as a family-
oriented and fun restaurant
with menu items from about $5
to $9.
"We serve beer and wine,
but we don't serve liquor and I
think that makes us different,"
said McCann. He also
estimated the .restaurant
employs about 50 people.
Youth league sports and the
BEEF '0' BRADY'S on page A4

Hawthorne man

stabbed at residence

Today Staff Report
Hawthorne man is in the
Alachua County Jail after
sheriff's deputies say he
stabbed a man early
Wednesday morning in
According to Alachua
Sheriff's spokesperson Art
Forgey, 56-year-old David
Pitts stabbed 52-year-old

PITTS on page A8


Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Steve and Pennie
Lefkowitz never anticipated their Haven Acres
cat sanctuary in High Springs would cause a
furor in the community.
"We had no idea that this would come about,"
said Steve Lefkowitz.
The Lefkowitzs are upset at that the
sanctuary's living conditions have been
portrayed in a negative light around the area.
The couple maintains the living conditions for
the cats are acceptable and pose no health threat

to the High Springs community. Steve
Lefkowitz mentioned he and his wife work hard
every day at the sanctuary to give the cats a high
quality of life.
Steve Lefkowitz said litter boxes are cleaned
every day and that cats living in pens have plenty
of room to move about. He added the cats are
fed the highest quality food and live in
conditions that don't pose a threat to their health.
Lefkowitz said any sick cats at the sanctuary are
removed away from the healthy cats and taken to
a special area on the sanctuary's property.
SANCTUARY on page A5

Horse riders protest

laurel oak removal
Today Reporter
girdling of laurel oak trees near
O'Leno State Park had equestrian
riders protesting the Florida Park
Service's restoration plan for the i y4
Friday started early for a group
of people who ride horses in River ,,.
Rise Preserve State Park near '
O'Leno State Park. The group, led
by Marta Inks, conducted a protest
ride on horseback through the trails
in River Rise Preserve State Park BRYAN BOUKARI/AlachuaCounty Tod
which is adjacent to and just south
of O'Leno State Park. Riders Dan Pearson of the Florida Park Service answers question
hoped to draw attention to a project about why laurel oaks are being removed from one area c
land in River Rise Preserve near O'Leno State Park.
RIVER RISE on page A4

Alachua Police Department

recognizes officer with award

Special to Alachua County Today
Alachua Police Department
has recognized Officer Johnathon
Bennett for the Bi-Annual
Chief's Commendation Award.
The Bi-Annual Chief
Commendation is awarded to
deserving sworn law
enforcement personnel twice
during the year making the
officers eligible for the Officer of
the Year Award. Officer Bennett
was selected for his overall hard
work, dedication and the
successful clearance of
significant cases. Officer Bennett
has been employed with Alachua
Police since 2003 and has
recently been transferred to the
Traffic Enforcement Unit.


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Cat sanctuary owners

defend living conditions

DAN REID/Alachua County Today
Haven Acres cat sanctuary owners Steve and Pennie Lefkowitz say living conditions inside the
sanctuary are acceptable. A legal battle about the future of the cat sanctuary is looming
between the City of High Springs and Alachua Codnty.

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Community Corner

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.
*Alachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
*Alachua County Meets the 2nd
and 4th Tuesday of each month at 9
a.m. at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE 1st Street, Room
209, Gainesville. Citizen
comments are taken at 9:30 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*Gainesville Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 1
p.m. at City Hall Auditorium, 200
East University Avenue.
*Hawthorne Meets the 1st
Monday of each month at 6:30
p.m. at City Hall.
nHigh Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursdja of each month at
6:30 p.m. in Cir) Hall
nLaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
nMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m at Town Hall.
*Nel' berry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
*Waldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes

Jesse says, "A scientist recently
crossed a carrier pidgeon with
a woodpecker. The bird not
only carries messages but also
knocks on the door."

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mAARP 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: Oct. 9 & 10, 12 noon
to 4 p.m.; Nov. 29 & 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
mAlachua's Boy Scout Troop 88
Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast! "Get
'em while they're hot!" Pancakes,
Scrambled Eggs & Bacon, Choice of
Coffee, Juice or Soda Kazbor's Grill,
Alachua! Only $6 per Breakfast, Oct. 6,
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*The Alachua Branch Library is open
in a temporary location at 15100 NW
141 Street (Main Street), Alachua, FL
32615, during construction of the
expanded facility. Wireless and internet
access are available at this location. Also,
library personnel are going out into the
community to the preschools,
community center, schools, etc. to give
programs on books and information
EAlachua Christmas Parade The 2007
Annual Christmas Parade will be held on
Alachua's Historic Downtown Main
Street on Saturday, Dec: 15, 2007, at 2
p.m. The Alachua Chamber of

Commerce, in partnership with the City of
Alachua, continues this proud tradition
with the Parade theme of "A Hometown
Christmas". Parade participant
applications can be obtained through the
Chamber's web page at
www.alachua.com or by calling
Committee Chairman, Bud Calderwood,
at 386-462-3229. Cash prizes and ribbons
will be awarded this year for floats and
participants. As always, there is no entry
fee to be in the parade.
nThe Alachua Woman's Club is having
a Home Show Extravaganza on
Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Do your
Christmas shopping or pamper yourself!
Come see all those catalog products in one
place. We'll have Pampered Chef,
Longaberger, Mary Kay, PartyLite,
Arbonne, Close to My Heart, Avon, Bijou
Bags, Premier Designs Jewelry and
Tupperware. The clubhouse is located at
14565 S. Main Street, Alachua. For
further information, call Valerie Taylor,
NThe Alachua Lions Club meetings are
held weekly on Thursday at 7 p.m. The
weekly meetings are held at the clubhouse
located at 15115 NW 142 Terrace (Lions
Club Terrace). If you' are interested in
becoming a member of the Alachua Lions
Club, please join us for a meeting or call
386-462-7178. Lions are men and
women who volunteer their time to
humanitarian causes in their local and
world community.
mGo Hog Wild! At Hawthorne's 4th
Annual Hog Fest on Oct. 13, 9 a.m. 9
p.m. at the Hawthorne Sports Complex on
SR 20. Food, Music, Games, & Fun! Arts
& crafts 9 am. 5 p.m.; community talent
10 am.; softball tournament 9 a.m.; band:
bitter sweet, hog calling contest: 3 p.m.;
hog chase 5 p.m.; more events throughout
the day. Variety of food vendors, dunking
booth and fireworks. For'general
information call Heather at 352-317-3995.
*"Grande Legacy of Orchids" will be
held Oct. 20-21 at Savannah Grande, from
10 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. 4
p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. All
proceeds from a continuing silent auction
of products and services will go to benefit
the Alachua County Alzheimer's
Association. Thousands of blooming
orchids. Orchids for sale. Free advice

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*October in High Springs
High Springs Farmers Market's Kurtz
Dairy Farm Tour, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9
a.m. -2 p.m. $5. Meet at High Springs
City Hall at 9a.m. 386-454-3304 or

High Springs Farmers Market,
Community Garden Work Day,
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9a.m. Noon free.
James Paul Park, Downtown High
Springs. 386-454-3304 or

4th Annual Fall Festival High Springs
Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, Oct.
13, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. -free. James Paul
Park, Downtown High Springs. 386-454-
3120 or www.highsprings.com

New Century Woman's Club
Candidate Forum Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.,
free. 40 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs.

High Springs Farmers Market Buy
Local Block Party Thursday, Oct. 25,
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. free. James Paul Park,
Downtown High Springs. 386-454-3950
or www.city.highsprings.com

High Springs Rotary Car Show Area
Tour, Friday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m. 6 p.m. -
free. Meet at Civic Center at 1 p.m. -
Travel to Dudley Farms. 386-454-1717;

High Springs Rotary Car Show,
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -
free. Railroad Avenue, Downtown High
Springs. 386-454-1717; 386-454-2408
EMebane Homecoming '07 will be
holding a Fall Festival on Saturday
Nov. 24 in Alachua. Vendors and
organizations are invited to share
expertise and products by participating in
this festival. Standard booths will be $35.
STo reserve a booth or simply get more
information, contact Marie Calhoun at
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High Springs 1st Baptist Church.
Meetings are for moms between the stages,
of pregnancy and with young children of
kindergarten age. Cost is $7 per meeting
(to cover general operating cost).
Childcare provided.
EThe Newnansville-Alachua Cemetery-
Association will meet on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m..
at 14906 N. W. 144th Avenue, Alachua.
Anyone interested in this historic
cemetery is welcome to attend this
meeting. We are trying to get the
cemetery records on the computer and'
setting up a map of lots.
U"Relay Rally" Ice Cream Social for the
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life
event, which happens in the spring, will be'
held Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. at the.
Alachua Women's Club on Main Street in
Alachua. Everyone is invited to get
involved in the planning and organization
of this event. Decisions will be made
regarding the theme of the Relay. Please
RSVP to Stephanie at 239-494-2782 or e-
mail: segress@yahoo.com or Marilyn at-
386-462-5700 or e-mail:
EThe Santa Fe High School Class of
1987 will be celebrating their 20-year
reunion on Oct. 5 and 6. SFHS
Homecoming Game Friday night; Midday,
Family Barbecue on Saturday, and dinner
and dancing Saturday evening. For ticket
information, contact Tina "Frazier"
Mallory at 404-819-1936,
KatrinaFrazier@ yahoo.com or Kim
"Hines" Lege at 352-262-4879,
*Second Annual Motorcycle Charity,
Run District 5 Fraternal Order of Eagles
presents their 2nd Annual Motorcycle
Charity Run on Saturday, Oct. 6 to benefit'
the Jimmy Durante Children's Fund, child
abuse, and drug awareness. This ride is.
open to the public, come by automobile or
motorcycle. Stops include Crystal River
Eagles, Sharky's Pub, and Belleview.
Eagles. Festivities at the end will be
hosted by the Lake County Eagles.
Start is at Citrus Eagle's #3992 in'
Inverness, 8733 Gulf to Lake Hwy 44.
Registration 9-10 a.m., last bike out at 10.
Ending at Lake County Eagle's Aerie
#4273 in Okahumpka (CR 48 Haywood,
Worms Farm Rd.) Last bike in at 3 p.m..
Cost is $15 per person, includes lunch at'
end, collect door prize ticket chances at.
each stop. Vendors $50 valued donated
merchandise or gift certificate used for a
door prize. Must reserve booth, contact.
Casey Staley 407-469-2455 or'
LakeABATEpr@ aol.com Need sponsors
as well.
ECall For Vendors High Springs Fall'
Festival On Saturday, Oct. 13, the High
Springs Chamber of, Commerce will
present its 4 th Annual Fall Festival. The
event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
around the sinkhole in James Paul Park in
downtown High Springs.
The event will feature fun for the
whole family including kids activities,
food and drinks, arts and crafts vendors
and live music entertainment the entire
The High Springs Chamber is,
currently accepting applications from
vendors interested in participating in this-
fun-filled, family-friendly event. Each
year, the event draws visitors from
throughout the North Central Florida area.
Application fees range from $75 to $125,
depending on the type of vendor.
For more information on the event
and for an application, contact the High
Springs Chamber of Commerce at 386-
454-3120, or visit www.highsprings.com.
nWaldo Community School invites
everyone out for a night of family fun at
this year's Fall Festival on Friday, Oct.
12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event,
located behind the school, includes a
haunted house, moonwalk and cakewalk,
plus many more activities and games with
lots of prizes for the kids. Waldo PTO will'
be selling food and drinks.
At the end of the night, several.
special drawings will be held for lots of
prizes donated by area businesses. Tickets
for the activities, games and prize
drawings can be purchased at the event or
in advance from the school.
Game/Activity ticket prices are 5/$1
in advance or 4/$1 at event. Prize drawing
entry tickets are $1 each.
This is a PTO fund-raiser event with
all proceeds benefiting Waldo Community
School. For more information, or if your'
business would like to donate items for the'
special drawings, call the school at 352-.
*Weekend of Festivals Food, music,
arts & craft Saturday, Oct. 13 and
Sunday, Oct. 14. Downtown High
Springs Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 13,
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Downtown Alachua
Harvest Moon Festival, Sunday, Oct. 14,
11 a.m. 5 p.m. Visit
www.highsprings.com and
www.alahcuabusiness.com for more

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Living the Way of Lilies of the Field

Be not anxious for your life ...
Consider the lilies of the field.
In 1875 an Anglican priest by the
name of Malcolm MacColl wrote:
To my mind the wealth of beauty
expended on the plumage of a
humming bird, or on the
gauzy wings of some
ephemeral insects, is
almost more wonderful
than the creation of an
He was making a simple
point-if we would see the ,.
supernatural works of God, ."
we would cry out at its
beauty, but we do not
always acknowledge the _
beauty of God's creation m&
surrounding us. The Ven.
In Psalm 104, it says, Leasure
"O Lord, how manifold are All Saint
Thy works! In wisdom hast Church,
Thou made them all: the A parish
earth is full of Thy riches. Christiar
The Glory of the Lord shall Church
endure forever: the Lord
shall rejoice in His works. "
In the Gospel of Saint Matthew
6:24, the Lord teaches us the duty of
reflecting on the beauty of creation,
"consider the lilies of the field, how
they grow. They toil not, neither do
they spin: yet I say unto you, that even
Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these. "
There are those who are
considered very spiritual because they
have spent so much time shut up
indoors, consumed with
communicating the Gospel through
their sermons or essays. But this is
opposite to what the Psalmist. and
Jesus Himself have told us in Holy


A lot can be learned from books
and sermons, but the "book of
creation" interpreted through the
Incarnate Son of God speaks with a
certain voice, a voice often ignored as
we rush to meet deadlines and to
complete our self-
Sappointed tasks.
S This isn't to say that
we should sit around
attempting to
Contemplate the
mysteries of the
universe; the Son of
God taught us by His
own sacrifice that "time
is of the essence." But
time can be squandered
if we do not use the
John E. proper scale to gauge it.
The scale 'must be
Anglican balanced on the timeline
'ainesville. of eternity.
f the Primarily, we are
Episcopal occupied with working
to provide our food,
clothing, and shelter.
The more fortunate may enjoy the
fruit of their labor by having certain
luxuries, but both poor and rich alike
suffer from some anxiety. This
anxiety is called by different names,
e.g., concern, serious deliberation, or
maybe, reasonable stress. Ultimately,
when we succumb to anxiety, it is an
expression of lack of faith, an inability
to hear from the heart the Gospel that
is proclaimed in the lilies of the field.
If we are to know and experience
the love of God, the throne of our
heart must be occupied by none other
than Jesus Christ. We cannot set any
idols upon that throne and expect
them to carry us safely and tenderly
across our storm-tossed, lives. Of

course, we must first be willing to
confess, by name, the idols: lust,
riches, social favor, respect;
friendship with the world,
possessions, title, etc. Would Christ
not sit more dignified in our heart and
fill those same needs if were we
humble enough to permit Him to reign
Secondly, we must acknowledge
that the throne that Christ sits upon is
an altar, a place of sacrifice and self
giving-a place where none but He
may hold the scepter and speak peace.
He does not reign like a tyrant. He
reigns as a lamb to bring comfort to us
in our despair; and, as a lion to drive
off the perils of our soul.
"Be not therefore anxious for the
morrow: for the morrow will be
anxious for itself "
The Oxford English dictionary
defines the state of being anxious as
"to be in painful uncertainty. What
ease and peace our Lord desires for us
is that no such state of painful
uncertainty should exist, even with
regard to what is only hours away. To
lose a minute of our life in the turmoil
of what we cannot change is a crime
against the life God has given to us,
for He is the Lord that is the same
Yesterday, Today, and Forever. Of
course, there is in that truth, the
foundation for steadfast certainty
regarding tomorrow, next week, next
year-regarding eternity. When we
are certain that God is faithful and true
to us without regard for the morrow,
we can accomplish more in this
lifetime and find that the Gospel
proclaimed in the lilies of the field is
our hope for a life of bountiful grace,
beauty, and peace at the last.
# # #

oin us at these local events

EThe New Jerusalem Church of God Inc.,
Alachua is having a Red Hot Revival Sept 29
through Oct 6. Sunday services are 11 ajn. and 5
pmn.; all other services at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist
LaTonya Bellamy of Ocala, Florida will speak on-
Saturday, Sept 29. 'The Barefoot Prophet' Willie
Smith will speak on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday,
Oct. 6. Other speakers to be announced.
Come one. Come all, Come as you are, Come
ready, Come expecting or just COME!
The New Jerusalem Church of God Inc.
Alachua is located at 13205 N.W. 127th Ave.,
Alachua, Fl. 32815. Our Community Church -
comer of Hipp Way and 157th Ave.
Interim Pastor Cassandra Faust-Johnson;
faustjohnsoncassandra@yahoo.com or
cfj@hotnail.com, 352-873-0710 home, 352 857-
4341 cell.
SMiracle Word Faith Ministry On Oct. 3 -
through 6, Wednesday through Saturday at 7 pm.
and Sunday, Oct 7, 11 am. there will be pastoral
Appreciation Services honoring 10 years of Service
in Honor of Dr. Donald L. Kelly and Dr. Prophetess
QE. Home-Kelly, Pastors of The Miracle Word of
Faith Ministry, Inc., located at 3809 S. E. Univ. Ave,
EBranford Presbyterian Church Presbyterian
Women of the Church will hold their annual Fall
Bazaar from 8 am. to 2 p.n. Saturday, Oct 6 atthe
Branford Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
There will be handmade crafts, baked goodies,
white elephant sale and hotdogs and sodas for $1.
Raffle fundraiser for a beautiful blue stay night
queen size handmade quilt is also being held. For
more information or raffle tickets, call 386-935-
3371 or 386-935-1784. The church is locatedonthe
comer of Branford Hwy 247 and Drane St and
Haines Ave. near downtown Branford.
'mPASSAGE Family Church is holding JUDAH
Fest on Saturday, Oct 6 from 11 am. to 2 pm. at
Smokey Beat Park, 2300 NE 15 Street, Gainesville.
There willbea free Community Fish Fry, Praises for
the King, fun for the family and fellowship for all.
Live Remote with Karl 'The Rev" Anderson of
Rejoice Gospel 1430AM.
eMt Horeb Baptist Church is having a fall
festival on Saturday, Oct 6 at 5 p.m. There will
be fun, food and games for all. The church is located
on CR 340, onemile west ofHwy. 47. Everyone is
welcome to come and join us.
*First United Methodist Church of Alachua is
having their Fall Festival at the Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, Oct 7 from 3-5 p.m. Free food, games and

crafts for kids. Fun for the whole family. The
Pumpkin Patch is located on U.S. Hwy. 441, west of
ECornerstone Baptist Church presents....Our
Annual Revival Meeting at the Ft. White
Community Center, featuring Revival Preacher Rev.
Jimmy Corbin and Music Leader Rev. Mark Shaw.
You are welcome to attend and worship. Starting
Oct. 7 11, Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and also
Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. Supper at 6
p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Community
Center is located in front of the Ball Complex next
to the high school. Child care provided birth
through first grade.
*The FortWhite Baptist Church cordially invites
you to an exciting evening of gospel music featuring
The Singing Reflectsons of Trenton, Florida on
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. A love offering will be
taken. Refreshments will be served after the sing.
The church is located at 18302 SR 47 SW between
the park andNorthFloridaPharmacy, nearthe traffic
light. For more information, call Patti Moore at 386-
ELove Thy Neighbor Festival, Sunday, Oct. 14,4
p.m. 8 pm. at the Hare Krishna Temple, SR 235 in
Alachua. The family-oriented open houseruns from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes live music, dramas,
dance performances, and a delicious vegetarian
dinner. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome -
bring your family and friends. Directions from
Gainesville: Go north on US 441, to first light in
Alachua (SR 235), turn right, go 2.5 miles to temple
entrance on left Or from 1-75: Take Exit 399, turn
left at exit ramp, go 1 mile to SR 235, turn left, go
2.5 miles to temple entrance on left.
EBranford Presbyterian Church will celebrate
121 Years on. Sunday, Oct. 14. The annual
Homecoming event welcomes all from 10 am. to 1
p.m. to a covered dish lunch following the service in
the church fellowship hall. For more information,
call 386-935-3371 or 386-935-1784. The church is
located on the comer of Branford Hwy 247 and
Drane and Haines Streets near downtown Branford.
*First Christian Academy, a ministry of First
Baptist Church, High Springs is having a
Barbeque ChickenDinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser
on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11:30 am. 7:30 pjn.
Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. Tickets
may be purchased in the First Baptist Church office,
in the office of First Christian Academy (386-454-
1461) or from any student or Board Member for $5
and $6.

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 & Lany Pahman
(386) 462-3326

SMychri stcentr aLcoln

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"Building Life Together"
Temporary Location
located at 14200 NW 1.48th Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:



F1) 0:30- 11:ooam
Life Groups
meet at various times during the week.

Stuadet Ministry


aII l aints aEnglican QCfurcr
; Aparish ofthe Christian Episcopal Chuch
Where worship is our central act
Where the apostolic tradition is upheld
Where we kneel to pray
* Where worshipful music is the standard
Where traditional liturgy is the norm
Where the Holy Scriptures
are proclaimed
Where a prayerful and quiet
atmosphere is provided
Where traditional values are taught
Where we seek to proclaim a risen
Savior in our daily life and work
Come Join Us
Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m.
and other special services as announced.
8100 SW Archer Road (Shrine Club)
(352) 317-5757 www.AllsaintsXnEC.org

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 1am., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.

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

Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor & Founder
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Church: (386) 454-2367 Home: (386) 454-8251
Cell: (386) 344-0058

C Fellowship
E Church
Contemporary Paise & Worship
Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.
Worship at 10:45 a.m.
16916 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 www.FellowshipOnline.org

"We know that in all things
we are more than
S.Conquerors. We are
"Champions." Romans 8:37
Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312NW 16Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
SCongregational Prayer: 10 am. Praise & Worship: 10:30 a.m. Morning Service: 11 am.
Children's Church: 11 a.m. Bible Study: Wed Evening 7 p.m.
Bible Study location announced Sunday For information call: (352) 318-2208

Cihrstian clife fellowship CHRIST'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Assembly of God ... seeking the Lord as He
Contemporary Worship/Ministry -All Ages wills to be found ...
Sunday: SS 9:30 am/Worship 10:30 am. 323 S.W. County Road 778
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults High Springs, Florida 32643
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of (386) 454-1845
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville) www.Ang n-o p.
(352) 472-5433 www.anglican-fellowship.org
www.clfbest.org SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.

-IMsPA ^ & SG ,One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
i ~(386) 462-1337

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
W\~lineday' 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Mintis ii-, Youth Activities
and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study

| First Presbyterian
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
TY 14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.

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

First United Methodist
Church of Alachua
14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. RobAtchley, 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.

520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAll Ages 9:30 am.
Worship 10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7 p.m.
Minister: Wayne Rodgers (386)454-2930

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

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

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; lTesday: YSB 7 p.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship.Dinner 6
p.m; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua'
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549

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Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Chrrh in WesternAlchua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am. Nursery provided.
For info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifing Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace

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

Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
16710 NW US 441 Between High Springs & Alachua

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

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

St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church
Anglican Tradition .-
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
105 NW 2nd St. (next door
to High Springs City Hall)
S Father Iavid Kidd
(386) 454-9812

Legacyu aptist Church
I ,,-1.1. Services at The Alachua \Womat's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
S ( IIrLu*' c'.i School 9:30 am
Church Service 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jernigan (386)454-5529

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

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
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
Pastor: Mike Lee

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

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Ladv MicheleDix (352) 336-8686

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am., List your Place of
Evening Service 6 p.m. Worship
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m. here
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m. Call (386) 462-3355
.Nursery Provided
Terry Ellfxson, Jr., Pastor for more information.
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262Avenue

Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
of |Lif Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
assembly 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

St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 am. 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
(U.S. Hwy. 441), High Springs
(386) 454-2358




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Drumm said the cou
funding decision came a
inconvenient time, leaving
city little time to make cha
in the budget. The city mar
said that Alachua Cc
Manager Randall
promised city officials dur
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commissioners from
Alachua County and the Ci
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be only a three-percent c
funding for the fire depart
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floored when they heard c
funds allocated from Ala
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us, we were shocked,"
High Springs Commiss
Kirk Eppenstein said
Springs needs to be firm
the county about the fire
along with having the c(
pay attention to the concern
city residents. Eppenstein
the county's decision on
funding is another examp
county officials shortchar

may be levied
nty's High Springs and its citizens.
it an "We keep, essentially,
g the getting slapped in the face by
nges county officials," said
nager Eppenstein.
iunty Eppenstein also said he's
Reid tired of Alachua County
ing a holding High Springs hostage
ween on certain issues and feels High
both Springs is becoming irrelevant
ity of to county officials.
vould "They seem to be like
ut in they're in another country," said
nent. Eppenstein.
Swas High Springs Commissioner
if the Jim Gabriel said he's worked
achua hard with the county as a
member of the Alachua League
y cut of Cities to improve the
said relationship between the county
and High Springs. Gabriel
ioner expressed concerns with the
High communication between High
with Springs and Alachua County.
issue "I'm a little concerned,
county when we ask them for
ns of clarification, there is a different
said explanation from the county,"
fire said Gabriel. *
le of Gabriel said the county's
nging funding decision puts High



Notice is hereby given that the regular City Election for the City of
High Springs, Alachua County, Florida will be held on Tuesday,
November 6, 2007. (Tuesday after the first Monday in November).
The purpose of the election will be to fill one (1) City Commission
Seat for a term of three (3) years. The candidates are:

Bill Coughlin
Gene Levine
Dick Williams

Also on the ballet should be the following referendums:

proposed to amend the City of High Springs Charter to change the
title of "mayor pro-tem" to "vice-mayor"

Shall the above Charter amendment be adopted?

Yes for approval No for rejection__

been proposed to amend the! City of High Springs, Charter to
change the date and time That a newly elected ci\ commissioner
be inducted into office from the current rule of 10:00 a.m. the day
after the election to change to the first regular city commission
meeting following the certification of the election results. This
proposed change will allow the city to comply with new State
election laws regarding provisional ballots and the certification of
election results.

Shall the above Charter amendment be adopted?

Yes for approval__ No for rejection

"Should the City of High Springs establish a program to purchase
land or development rights on rural undeveloped property for the
purpose of creating "Nature, Greenspace, and Agricultural
Conservation Corridors" using funds that would be collected by a
proposed annual assessment (Not to exceed $50.00) that would be
billed on your property tax statement.

Yes No

Polling location is the High Springs Civic Center, 330 NW Santa
Fe Blvd. Voter's registration books close twenty-nine (29) days before
the election on October 8, 2007.

The L & A Test will be performed on the voting machines at the High
Springs Civic Center, Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.

For absentee ballots or for further information call the High
Springs City Clerk's Office at (386) 454-1416 option 6.
(Pub.: October 4 and 18, 2007)

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Springs in a difficult position
financially. "It leaves us in a
precarious situation," said
High Springs Fire
Department Lieutenant Bruce
Gillingham said he didn't have
an opinion about the county's
decision, but acknowledged
High Springs has to face the
reality of reduced funding from
the county. "It's one of those
things we have to deal with,"
said Gillingham.
High Springs Commissioner
Byran Williams feels High
Springs, along with other small
cities in the county, have been
slighted by county officials.
"If it's not about
Gainesville, the county doesn't
want to do anything with the
small cities," said Williams.
Because of cuts mandated
by the Florida Legislature,.
Drumm admits there's a
possibility High Springs may
resort to implementing fire
assessment fees for citizens
similar to what Newberry
charges its citizens. Williams
said he has .concerns about the
fees and how it would affect
senior citizens on a fixed
income. He added he would
have to study the ramifications
of the fees on citizens before
making a decision on the issue.
"I want to see what it's like
and the cost to citizens," said
Gabriel wants High Springs
to immediately investigate the
possibility of assessing fire fees
to citizens so the city can rely
on itself for fire department
"It's paramount we start
now so we're at the mercy of no
one," said Gabriel.
# # #

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wSt. Madeleine Catholic Church -
'Make it Known" with Rev. Andre
Patenaude, M.S. (aka Fr. Pat) of the Our
Lady of LaSalette Missionaries. Mark
your calendars now. Father Pat will be at
St Madeleine Catholic.Church in High
Springs on Nov. 3-7 for a beautiful
Fr. Pat is a Priest who has made
miisic ai integral 'part of his .mjqiie
ministry of healing and thousands have
experienced the healing touch of his
unique ministry lives are forever
changed, spiritually, emotionally, and
physically. He has traveled to Germany.
where he ministered to our wounded
soldiers and he has touched the lives of
many in the United States, Europe, and
Everyone is invited to St.Madeleine
Catholic Church for a church mission
beginning with Fr. Pat speaking at all
Masses on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3
& 4 and the mission will be Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6, 7 at
7 p.m. with Mass, Reconciliation and a
Healing Service on Tuesday evening.
Come and witness this beautiful
experience. Anyone can view Fr.
Pat's website is www.fatherpatorg.
Additional information is available from
the St Madeleine mission coordinator
Jeannette Chapdelaine at 386-497-3179.
mFoundation Chapel Church of God
by Faith is proud to serve the
community as a host site for food
distribution by The Gainesville
Harvest. You are welcome to come
every Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The church is located at 13220 NW 150
Avenue, Alachua. The phone is 386-
462-2549. Elder Willie J.McKnight,Sr.,
1Hare Krishna Temple Free feast
every Sunday at 4 p.m. The Temple is
located three miles north of Alachua on
State Road 235.

14906 Main Street, Alachua

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they call a destruction of the environment and the
Florida Park Service calls a restoration project.
Removal of the trees is called "girdling" and
calls for cutting into the base of the tree and injecting
herbicide. The girdling method induces a slower
dying process for the trees instead of slashing and
After receiving complaints from horse riders
about the project, State Representative Debbie Boyd
(D Newbeny) got involved in the matter. Boyd
toured the horse trails on Sept. 19,
but did not join protesters on their
ride Friday.
"I didn't think I needed to be
involved with a protest," said
Boyd adding, "I represent a
diverse constituency and I didn't
think it was appropriate."
Boyd did, however, organize a
meeting for Friday afternoon
Boyd which included the frustrated
horse riders and Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
officials as well as other area residents. Among the
officials was Bob Ballard, an undersecretary of DEP.
Some 75 people gathered in an O'Leno State
Park meeting hall where they hashed out their,
concerns and plans for the land. Inks is especially
concerned about a tract of land approximating 100
"I don't understand why you would take a
naturally evolved oak forest and turn it from a cool,
shady rainforest atmosphere to a dry, hot, sunny,
open desert-like area, especially, here in Florida
where we need all the shade we can get to try and
stay cool," Inks wrote in a recent letter to DEP
Secretary Michael Sole
Five-year plan to remove laurel oaks
Most recently, park officials completed the
second phase in the park's five-year plan to remove
laurel oak trees from the section of land. That
restoration plan is based on observations from
original Florida surveyors who noted the types of
timber growing on the site. Those observations did
not include laurel oaks according Dan Pearson, a
biologist with the Florida Park Service.
Pearson said the laurel oaks have become an
invasive species of plants, not indigenous to that
particular area.
Other experts spoke as well, including Jim
Stevenson, another biologist, who explained that
removing the laurel oaks would actually create
habitats and food sources for the area's wildlife, a
notion contrary to many of the horse riders' beliefs.
Stevenson presented dozens of photos taken
around Florida which demonstrated what he
considered to be healthy forests. Stevenson admitted
the forests were not lush with tree canopy, but were
areas lush in ground cover and wildlife.
Linda Duever, of Conway Conservation4 said she
believed part of the equestrian communities' concern
had arisen because of terminology. Duever said she

and others had been tasked over 30 years ago with.
identifying and naming various types of forests.
Names like "sandhill" and "piney" may mislead
many people into believing the land will become:
vast lands of only sand and pines, Duever said.
The overly-broad descriptors were to be
subcategorized for more accurate and intuitive-
representation of what types of vegetation the forests
included. That has yet to happen, Duever noted.
Representative Boyd believes Duever's,
clarification and knowledge of the area's forests may
be a key in resolving the stalemate between the:
Florida Park Service and the equestrian riders.
"It was helpful that [Duever] pointed out the
forests won't necessarily bejust pine trees in an open.
field," Boyd said.
"And what I saw when I toured the site several
weeks ago was not just pine trees," Boyd added. The
area included a mix of many species of trees
including hardwoods and pines, she said.
DEP says laurel oaks are an invasive species'
The laurel oaks, meanwhile, are an invasive
species with a short life span and are keeping other
hardwoods and pines from thriving in their original
location according to DEP officials.
The nearly four-hour meeting, organized by
Boyd, gave everyone the opportunity to express
concerns and ask questions although no final
resolution resulted. Inks and many of her fellow-
riders insisted that riding their horses in the shade
was necessary for the health of the animals and
Boyd said based on her observations, there
wasn't going to be a drastic reduction in the shade.
DEP officials said they hoped to reach a
Scott Robinson, an assistant to Undersecretary
Ballard, said in an interview, "We were happy to hear
the viewpoint of all participants and we appreciate
Representative Boyd's efforts in bringing everyone
"We are committed to working with the
equestrian users to see what we can do to enhance
the equestrian experience."
But Terry Phelan, one of the horse riders, was not
so hopeful saying, "At this point, I don't foresee any
help from the state to save the laurel oak trees."
Ballard, an equestrian rider himself, said he
wanted the group to put together atop 10 list of ideas
of how the DEP can compromise with the riders.
Robinson said the Florida Park Service is
hopeful the group of riders can present solutions that
are compatible with the five-year plan.
Boyd, who acted as a facilitator, said the meeting
may not have given either party what they wanted,
but it was a starting point.
"I think this meeting was the beginning of a
solution where everyone could walk away feeling
like their voice was heard and can continue the
dialogue to reach a compromise," said Boyd.
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local schools are important to the McCanns who
have a 15-year-old son involved in flag football
at the Alachua Recreation Center. Danny
McCann said getting involved in the local
community and sponsorships is a priority for his
The news of a Beef 'O' Brady's looking to
locate in Alachua comes just weeks after
Domino's and Moe's said they are planning to

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All bay Farmer's Market -
Apple Bobbing
Children's Train Ride
Candle Making
Candy Apples
Barbque Greek Food
Art and Craft Vendors


open restaurants here. Starbucks did not return
telephone calls, but several anonymous sources
indicated the worldwide coffee house definitely.
has its sights set on Alachua. On Alachua's Main
Street, meanwhile, the Ivy House will be opening
its doors in the coming days, serving southern
# # #

Sunday October 14th, 2007
11 am 5 pm

Downtown Alachua

Harvest Moon Festival
I Shop, stroll and dine
on Main Street in the
City of Alochua, while enjoying
music from area bands.
musicians, and dancers.
There will be charming
vendors with unique ideas
for the holidays, while informational
booths will feature interesting
services, and lots to eat and drink.
Main Street will be closed to
vehicle traffic,

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Drumm: Fire assessment fees

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Among Domino's, Moe's and Ivy House

Tk Afochu6 Wonoftt Club

Home Show Extravaganza

Tuesday, Oct. 9th, at 7 p.m
Do your Christmas shopping or pamper yourself! Come see
all those catalog products in one place. We'll have
Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Mary Kay, PartyLite,
Arbonne, Close to My Heart, Avon, Bijou Bags,
Premier Designs Jewelry and Tupperware.

Alachua Woman's Clubhouse 14565 S. Main Street

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Richmond stands by her report

Lefkowitz said a sick cat is given oxygen and
extra fluids if the situation warrants. He
mentioned that his wife and he have made an
extra effort to maintain quality living conditions
at the sanctuary.
"We've gone the extra mile to do extra
things," said Steve Lefkowitz.
High Springs city officials are concerned the
sanctuary, located at 21023 NW 168th Lane, has
a strong odor that can be smelled by neighboring
properties along with having the -potential to be a
public health threat in the area. Steve Lefkowitz
said there is a slight odor on the property, but said
that it's typical for a property that houses many
animals-to have an odor. He added the smell is
non existent once someone moves away from the
core of the property and onto the edge of the
Another concern of High Springs officials is
that the sanctuary is 300 feet away from the city's
drinking water well. Steve Lefkowitz said only
the edge of his property, where no animals are, is
300 feet away from the wells and pose no threat.
The area where the animals are kept is located at
a distance between 750 and 1000 feet from the
wells in question.
High Springs City Manager Jim Drumm said
even if the animals are kept 1000 feet from the
drinking wells, there is still a possibility of
contamination because of runoff seeping into the
ground and entering the wells.
In August, Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Detective Rachel Stephens, University of Florida
veterinarian Amy Stone, and High Springs city
employee Sandi Richmond were granted

permission by the Lefkowitzs to tour their
property. Richmond, who is a professionally
trained animal cruelty investigator and worked
for the Alachua County Humane Society for 13
years, said in a report that the cats were living in
substandard conditions inside the sanctuary.
The Lefkowitzs said Richmond's report was
inaccurate and misleading. Richmond said this
week she stands by her report and what she
observed on the property.
Lindsay Smith, who has worked with Pennie
Lefkowitz at Operation Catnip which is a non
profit organization that provides free spaying,
neutering, and vaccinations to cats, said the
couple is dedicated to the well being of animals.
"There're very honest, forthright, and
disciplined. There're not perfect, but there're
always trying to improve conditions at the
sanctuary," said Smith.
Smith said Pennie and Steve Lefkowitz would
never do anything to intentionally hurt an animal.
The couple said they are upset that Drumm
and High Springs City Planner Christian Popoli
have not contacted them about the issue and feels
the City is avoiding them.
"They have not called or written me. I feel
like we've been shunned," said Steve Lefkowitz.
When asked about the lack of communication
between the City and the Lefkowitzs, Drumm
said the issue is Alachua County's responsibility
because the sanctuary is not in the City's
In late August, the Alachua County
Commission granted the Lefkowitzs a permit to
continue providing shelter to cats at their

residence. During the meeting that granted the
permit to the couple, the issue of smell around the
property was discussed by audience members and
the County Commission. Because of the number
of opinions regarding smell on the property,
Alachua County Commissioner Mike Byerly was
prompted to say that he's never heard more
different opinions on an issue during his tenure on,
the Commission.
According to Alachua County staff
recommendations, the shelter is required to

reduce the number of cats living on the property
to a maximum of 300 by next February, and a
further reduction to 144 cats by February 2009.
Other conditions include prohibiting the
placement of pens or cages within 100 feet of the
property boundaries and requiring regular
veterinary service plans for animals at the shelter.
Drumm said High Springs has filed a motion
to appeal the County Commission's ruling on the
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W~ifQ prings

Chamber of Cotllnerce

Membership Meeting Congr-atulations to this month's
Tuesday, October 9th from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Business Spotlight Winner:
High Springs Civic Center
Special Thanks to our Meeting Sponsor: T R
M&S Bank The Ronald L a wrence Group

Upcoming Events
4th Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family out for a day of fun! Crafts,
food vendors and music entertainment all day!
Mare infn available at www.hiehsnrines.com

Fatl Festival Music Lineup
t1:00-11:30 Fiddle Tunes 2:00-230 Swing Dancing
t1:30--Noon Kids Dance 2:30-3:00 Old Time Banjo
Noon-t230 Limh&Twist 3:00--5:00 Old Time Dance
12:30-1:00 Country Music 5:00-5:30 Waltzing
1:00-1:30 Line Dance 5:30--6:00 Fnmt4r trama
1:30-2:00 'f. ,.in-

Meet the cows

Dairy farm tour this Saturday

Special to Alachua County Today
Springs Farmers Market is
organizing a special tour of
Kurtz and Sons Dairy Farm
near Live Oak on Saturday, Oct.
6, 2007 at 9 a.m. This is a
wonderful opportunity to see an
outstanding local dairy
operation and meet the cows!
The tour will include a hay-ride
to see the paddocks, pastures,
silage production and Bubba's
own fertilizer recycling system.
A walking tour will include the
milking parlor, bottling plant,
raw milk room, feed area and
the fly trap. The tour of the farm
will last about two hours and
will occur rain or shine. (Dairy
operations never stop.)
Kurtz and Sons Dairy, just

west of Live Oak, has been a
family owned and operated
business for two generations.
The dairy produces high
quality, hormone-free milk
from grass-fed cows and sells
their pasteurized whole milk
and drinkable yogurt at farmers
markets throughout the North
Central Florida area. At their
farm store, the Kurtz Family
also sells free-range chicken
eggs, grass-fed beef and other
farm products.
To participate in the dairy
farm tour, meet at High Springs
City Hall parking lot at 9 a.m.
on Saturday morning to receive
maps and directions and
organize car pooling, if
interested. The trip will take
approximately five hours (one
hour drive time each way, plus

an hour for lunch). The farm
tour cost is a suggested
donation of $5 per person to the
Kurtz Family for their time and
tour guide services. Participants
should also bring a sack lunch
or lunch money for a restaurant
stop in downtown Live Oak.
This tour has been
organized to feature one of the
outstanding, small farm
operations in the area that is
providing healthy, high quality
food for local consumption.
The tour is being co-sponsored
by the Conservation Committee
of the High Springs Woman's
Club and the Farm to Family
Market Operation. For more
information, call 386-454-
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Executive Editor

Managing Editor


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Library of the shopping public

Forget man bites dog and horse eats trainer, headlines claiming that Angelina J. is just
As far as the odd, the strange and the worried sick that Jennifer A. is going to steal
unexplainable, human behavior can be Brad P. back.
singularly eccentric. For example, take the Oh, the heartache of it all.
supermarket checkout aisle reading And I actually heard this woman gasp as she
phenomenon the library of the read the headline, and she went so far
shopping public. a s to relay the shocking news to her
Who isn't familiar with the equally stunned companion.
plethora of reading material in But the challenge isn't whether to
the wire magazine racks at : believe the tabloids or not, the
supermarket checkout aisles? challenge is to read as much as
To say that I choose the possible off the cover without
checkout with the longest line jp actually picking up the tabloid, or
in order to read the .. worse yet, being seen buying it.
sensationalized headlines in Don't get me wrong, there was a time
supermarket tabloids may be BC (before children) that I actually
stretching it a bit. But I have AV- did buy one every now and then.
been known to linger a bit 4 Purely for entertainment purposes,
longer than necessary while ELLEN BOUKARI mind you.
reading about two-headed Today Columnist But since the kids were old
aliens, mom giving birth to 30 enough to realize that parents were
infants, celebrity gossip and the basically made for their pleasure,
latest Elvis sighting. abuse, and as the brunt of jokes, I have limited
And I also know, through personal my literary checkout aisle shopping to what is
observation, I'am not alone. visible above the rack on the front cover.
Just last week while doing my weekly So you could imagine my surprise when I
shopping and checkout aisle reading, I noticed actually bought one.
a young woman in line behind me. She Before the eye rolling, snickering and
apparently gets much of her news about the snorting begins, let me make it perfectly clear
amorous adventures of celebrities from the this was a self-improvement, healthy living
checkout aisle as well. What would we do if magazine. And for $1.49, it offered a veritable
we weren't kept abreast about the latest antics treasure trove of secrets sure to make life better
of Paris and Nicole, Lindsay Lohan and all around.
"Brangelina." And I didn't feel too subconscious as I
But this poor gal was visibly shaken by the deftly slipped it between the 10-pound bag of

dog food and the eight-pack of paper towels on
the checkout counter.
It was the bold headline that caught my
attention: "Be 25 lbs slimmer by
Thanksgiving!" Why, that's only weeks away.
What a stroke of good fortune.
And at only a buck forty-nine, it was
certainly worth the cost of a Chicken
McNugget or a McFlurry or an extra large
Dove chocolate bar.
And get this not only would the secret of
losing those 25 big ones be mine, I will also
"get rid of toxins that keep women fat (I
suppose men get a pass on this one) and
watch the pounds melt away!"
Oh, if you don't think that's nirvana, stay
The headlines also promised to divulge
hidden secrets of making fudge from brownie
mix and how to make peanut-butter brownie
cupcakes. What a deal, and I'm still going to
lose those 2-5 pounds of unsightly flab.
Oh the good fortune of it all.
And within the 56 pages, over two dozen
more exciting articles to tickle your fancy and
help you get the job, home, mate or car of your
dreams, all the while saving money and getting
Oh, be still my heart.
Everything most of us need or want is
available right here, and for only a buck forty-
Forget Oprah and Dr. Phil!
But wait, continued inside and in smaller
print, according to the weight-loss "doctor"

who came up with this plan, junk food and bad
habits aren't good for us. He can't mean fudge
and cupcakes could he?
And successfully losing those 25 pounds
requires focusing on fruits, vegetables and low-
fat dairy.
Just as I suspected too good to be true.
I've been had.
Reading further, Dr. Fraud-A-Lot wants me
to take a 20-minute walk after a dinner of
lettuce leaves and unlimited amounts of water.
Oh, and add another 30 minutes of exercise
throughout the day?
Okay, no fudge, no cupcakes, almost an
hour of exercise and lots of water and rabbit
Twenty-five pounds, right.
The only reduction involved with this
tabloid literary purchase was the buck fort -
nine from my bank account.
On the bright side, if you need cupcakes or
fudge, you know where to find me.
And if you happen to stop at the library of
the shopping public on your way, I would be
most grateful if you would pick up a copy of
the latest tabloid with Paris and Nicole having
another smack down.
Cupcake or fudge?
* *
Agree, disagree, don't care? Contact Ellen
via email at ellen@alachuatoday.com Just
remember, if you don't want your mama to read
it, don't send it!
# # #


Unjustified backlash of
county commission (not
cats) is what "Must go"

There is no doubt that the
claws have come out, and now I
respectfully enter with mine
drawn, simply unable to remain
silent after reading an extremely
slanted article published in the
Thursday. Sept. 20 edition of
.4lachua Commn Todai' about
the recent Countr Commission
decision regarding the Safe
Haven Cat Sanctuan
Ha\ ing watched the hearing.
I can't help but speak out after
reading this one-sided re-
ad\ocating of the interests of
the Cirt of High Springs
officials which already were
weighed in carefully by the
Count) Commission in making
their decision after hours of
e\hausti\e iestimon. and
comments from the community.
I am compelled to provide for
the benefit of anyone who
\would otherwise form an
opinion about the Counti

Commission based on that
article, certain facts that \were
selectikel omined from the cat
sanctuary article.
1) On the topic of Ms.
Sandi Richmond the
referenced past animal
cruelty investigator Ms. Sandi
Richmond visited the Sanctuary
with a Cith-appointed neutral
team from the Sheriff's office
.including a detective and
\eterinarianl which the City had
called in for the sake of ha\ ing
an object e outside agency
re\ies conditions. The actual
report of the detecti\eis) and
veterinariann that comprised the
neutral ASO team including a
disinterested veterinariann failed
to substantiate an\ claims of
neglect or cruelty whatsoe% er.
2) On the topic of the cit 's
water supply While the cat
sanctuan article would escalate
fears as to the effect on the
Cit'"s water supply, experts
testified at the hearing that there
were no identifiable effects
demonstrated in the water to
dat I'. Furthermore. an',
theorized future effects were

stated by the experts to be
possible results of a host of
other agricultural activities that
this or any other agricultural
zoned land might be used for.
3) On the assertion that the
committee's decision reflects a
failure by the County
Commission to hear and
consider the concerns of the
City of High Springs
The County Commission's
staff visited the Sanctuar to see
the conditions firsthand. The
Commission then endured hours
of comments from animal
welfaree proponents and
sanctuary supporters.
neighbors. the staff of the Citi,
and technical experts such as
those which ex aluated the water
conditions The City. with its
attorneys. had just as \well as
e ery other parts the
opportunity to communicate its
position. H-o\ It could possibly
be suggested that the outcome
represents a lack of
communication between Citr
and Count ? Rather, after
balancing staff
recommendations after \isitin

the site. the Sheriff's report, and
the interests of the Sanctuary's
neighbors and the City. the
Commission decided upon a
plan to effectively reduce the
cat population o er a reasonable
span of time.
The Sept. 20 article pits the
City of High Springs against the
Counts Commission with the
suggestion that Countit
Commission comments were
"uncaring and completely
offensive to the taxpayers of
High Springs." Net fails to quote
a single one of those comments.
Being home to an admitted\
currently overfull cat sanctuary
ma\ not be at the top of the
"wish list' for a small and
growing City staff. How\e~er.
City staff interests should not be
furthered by wal of an
unfounded backlash to the
Count) Commission's decision
and b\ creating an "-us against
them" mentality among the
residents of the Cits of High
Springs toward the count 's
Also. incidentall\. the
Sanctuary itself is suffering an

equally harsh backlash from the
City's "Cats must go" approach
which fails to acknowledge that
for years this sanctuary has
removed homeless cats (man\
sick) from the City's own streets
which otherwise would ha\e
remained at large suffering from
neglect. spreading disease, and
worst of all reproducing. The
City of High Springs would
probably have a lot more than
400 cats without homes to
worry about if not for the
I commend the County
Commissioners for their care
and rational decision making
regarding the sanctuary and for
their continued service to all of
Alachua County including the
residents of High Springs. I
also commend the Lefkoiitz's
i \hom I do not know
personally) foi their endurance
in pro\ hiding care to the cats that
no one else would and in
dealing with a political
en\ ironment that apparently has
its own set of claws
Kiminb-tl Jolnson
Gainestille, FL 3260"

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Alachua Police Department
Today Staff Report "
The information below has been
compiled based on a police report
provided by the Alachua Police
Home invasion robbery suspect
caught, second suspect turns
himself in
*On September 26,2007 at 8:07p.m.,
Alachua Police Department officers
responded to a report of a robbery at
13312 NW 152 Place. Upon arrival,
officers leamed that two men entered
the home and demanded money from
Edrick Jackson and Penny White, the
home occupants.
The two suspects fled the house
with $10.

Jackson was able follow the
suspects for a short distance and
provide investigators with a clothing
description. Investigators learned that
several witnesses observed two males,
wearing similar clothing that Jackson
described, running from the robbery.
Investigators were able to identify
and arrest 16-year-old Elboric
Robinson of Alachua for the Home
In\ asion Robbey. Dunng the robber)
the suspects used a pipe to simulate a
firearm and wore masks. Robinson
later confessed to his role in the
On Oct 1. 2007 at 12:07 am., 16-
Near-old Danny L. Flagg. Jr. of
Alachua turned himself in at Alachua
Police Department Headquarters.
Flagg is the second suspect in the
home invasion robbers.

The investigation is continuing as
investigators are trying to determine if
additional people played a role in this
# # #
High Springs Police Department
Today Staff Report
The information below has been
compiled based on police reports
provided by the High Springs Police
*On Sept 25 at 12:35 p.m. High
Springs police officers approached 20-
3ear-old High Springs resident
William Shakespeare at 18100 SE
Douglas Street in reference to cnminal
mischief A computer check re ealed
Shakespeare was wanted out of
Alachua County for violation of

probation for narcotic equipment.
Shakespeare was transported to the
Alachua County Jail.
-High Springs resident Terry
Branson reported to the High Springs
Police Department that a vehicle ran
over his fence in Tillman acres on
Sept 26. There are no known suspects
at this time.
*High Spriigs resident Murl
Westmoreland reported to the High
Springs Police Department that she
was a victimm of theft between the
aftemoon and evening hours of Sept
*On Sept. 25 at 9-53 p.m., High
Springs police officers made contact
with 49- ear-old High Springs
resident Cynthia Talor \who was
v. alking along the 22000 block ofU.S.
4-11. When contact was made with
Ta\ lor it was discovered that she had
crack cocaine in her possession.
Police anxsted Ta\ lor and transported
her to the Alachua Count) Jail.

Thefts targeting the elderly

Special to Alachua County Today
The .xachua Comont Sherifs
Office is currently workingg several
thefts targeting elderly victims. The
victims were shopping when they
\\ere approached b\ a Hispanic
couple In all cases, either the male or
female distracted the victim while the
other stole the victim's wallet. The
wallet \as then discarded within close
proxunit to the crime, while the cash
and credit cards were kept.
The suspects then almost
immediately used the cards to make
purchases of merchandise or gift cards
from large chain stores.
Here are some tips to help make
your shopping trip safer.
*Be aware of your surroundings
and know who is nearby.
*Pay attention to the

uncomfortable feelings that often
war us of potential danger.
*Leam to can' onl\ what is
actually needed
*Canm nh small amounts of
*'Take on1l the credit cards )ou
actually plan to use
*Handbags should be closed.
carried in tiont of the bodt with an
arm held loosely across it A bag
dangling b. \our side is much easier
for a thief to steal from.
Deputies are asking anyone with
nfomianon about these crimes to call
the Sherifs Office at 352-955-1818.
Callers can also remain anonymous
and be eligible for a reward of up to

$1,000 for information leading to an
arrest b% calling Crime Stoppers at
372-STOP (7867).

Crime Stoppers Most



A message from the desk of

Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Stop Red Light Running: Do you know the law?

Running a red light is both
dangerous and illegal.
In Florida, over 40-percent
of all traffic deaths and
injuries occur in intersections.
Many of these tragedies were
preventable accidents caused
by red light running, driver
distractions and failure to
yield the right of way. Last
year, Florida's law

enforcement issued more than
300,00.0 tickets for red light
Why are we doing this?
The answer is simple: to
prevent crashes, reduce
injuries, and save lives. We
aren't just doing this just to
write tickets. .We are doing
this to make the roads safer
for all of us. Please follow
these guidelines for stopping
at red lights:

SWhen you approach a red
light, stop before the stop bar
or crosswalk, whichever is
closer to you.
*Do not "creep" into the
intersection while waiting.
*When making a -right
turn on red, you must first
come to a full stop and yield
to all pedestrians and traffic
with a green light.
*You must come to a full
stop and yield to any visually


. impaired pedestrian with a
white/red cane or guide dog
that is trying to cross the road.
*If the traffic signal is
inoperative, treat the
intersection like a four-way
*With two convictions for
red light running within a 12
month span, the Department
of Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles will order you to
attend driver improvement

Make the Call,

Earn a

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Call (352) 372-Sftp

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Preston I.
Black Male,
5'08", 150 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Resisting Officer
With Violence,
Obstruct Police-
Deprive of Means
of Protection or

Black Male,
5'11", 140 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:.
Possession of
Marijuana with
Intent to Sell x2

White Male,
5'11" 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Possession of
Substance Without
Possession of Drug

Phillip Wesley
Black Male,
6'01", 220 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Burglary, Petit
Theft, DUI, Driving
While License

Black Male,
6'1", 155 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
VOP Possession of
Controlled Substance,
Possession of Less
than 20 Grams of
Cannabis, Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia

Roderick Deon
Black Male,
6'2", 240 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
wanted for:
Possession of Controlled
Substance W/O
Presoiption, Trespass,
Resisting W/O Violence
Possession of
Within 1000 ft of Public
Housing, Possession of
Narcotic Equipment

Dennis Richard
Steinmetz Michael
White Male, White Male,
04/03/73 03/18/82
Gray Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes
6'2" 6'

wanted for:
Flee and Elude
a Police Officer,

wanted for:
DWLSR, Fail to
Return DL to
DHSMV after

"AM "U R S i. "A L." IA wlI
Gail Victoria Pamela W.
Cooper Contreras
Black Female, White Female,
11/22/58 08/11/62
5'01", 180 Ibs 5'03", 200 Ibs
Black Hair, Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine,
Possession of

wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine,
Possession of

Jerome J. Bryan K.
Williams Ross
Black Male, Black Male,
12/6/61 10/5/88
5'7", 210 Ibs 6'1", 160 Ibs
Black Hair, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Writ of Bodily
Attachment X2

wanted for:
Grand Theft,
Resisting W/o

Antonio Eddie
Black Male,
5'08", 160 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Resisting W/o
DWLSR Habitual

Carla Gene
White Female,
5'7", 205 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Welfare Fraud

Black Male,
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Child Support x3

White Male,
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

wanted for:
Grand Theft

What should I do?

Review the pictures above. If you know the
location of any of these wanted individuals,.please
contact the Combined Communications Center at
352-955-181P or remain anonymous by calling
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"It's important for our
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own destiny," said Shyrock.
The fire station is equipped
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the City of High Springs and a
truck from Micanopy. The
Hawthorne City Commission
also gave approval for the fire
department to obtain a pumper
truck from Jacksonville.

Waymon New in the abdomen
at around 12:15 a.m. at New's
house located at 1215 SE U.S.
301. Forgey said Pitts was a
guest at New's home. A
witness of the incident told
deputies that Pitts and New
were arguing all evening before
Pitts stabbed New.

The 'fire department will
perform more community
activities in Hawthorne such as
checking fire detectors inside
homes and going to schools to
promote fire safety, according
the quality of life for its
"We're excited that we're
taking one more step as a full
service city. We're getting
closer every day."
# # #

Rescue transported New to
a local medical facility where
he was undergoing surgery for
his wound.
Authorities charged Pitts
with Aggravated Battery. As of
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* Santa Fe's boys team places
eighth at Whispering Pines
Today Sports Writer
anta Fe High School head cross
country coach Tommie Turner said he
scheduled last Friday's Whispering
Pines Invitational for his boys and
girls teams in order to see how they
would stack up against other teams in
its district and region.
Turner also got to see how his boys squad
performed without its top runner Drew Burgett,
who missed the meet at Whispering Pines Park due
to a bruised knee. Turner said the junior is expected
to run in Santa Fe's next meet in two weeks.
In Burgett's absence, fellow junior Jay Jett was
the first Raider to cross the finish line as he posted
a time of 19:37 to finish llth out of the 74-runner
field. Santa Fe placed eighth out of nine teams at
the event, hosted by Inverness Citrus High School.
"I was happy with Jay's performance. I just told
him he had to be the front runner and to.take over
the number-one spot and to just go run his race,"
said Tumer, who is in his 21st year as Santa Fe's
head cross county and track and field coach. "I like
the way our team competed."
Junior John Stickles turned in time of 21:11 to
place 31st, with Rufus White placing 42nd with a
time of 22:01. Sophomore Thomas Edgemon was
43rd with a time of 22:02 while senior Thomas
Jones was 59th with a time of 23:45 to round out
Santa Fe's top five.
Senior Ryan Tenbroeck was sixth for Santa Fe
with a time of 23:55, while Ty Carey was seventh
with a time of 26:06. Only the top five runners for
each team score points,
There were four other District 3-2A teams
besides Santa Fe and one other team in Region 2-

Game of chances

Today Sports Writer
November 4, 2005.
It's a night that couldn't be further in
time from Darrian Taylor's MVP
performance in Santa Fe's dramatic,
come-from-behind win over Union
County last Friday night.
And yet, it is because of that frigid
November night two years ago that
Taylor now realizes that the game of
football as well as life is merely a
game of chances, and that the important
thing is to capitalize on those chances
before they run out.
It was the middle of the second half
that night, and the Santa Fe Raiders
football team was in the process of
putting an exclamation point on a
dismal, 2-8 season by getting throttled
43-0 by rival Fort White when Taylor
decided he had had enough and walked
off the field.
But, instead of taking a seat on the
bench, Taylor kept walking.
He quit on the spot.
Actually, Taylor then a sophomore -
picked up a box of popcorn, a bag of
Skittles and a Gatorade from the
concession stand and marched directly to
the team bus while his "former"
teammates finished the humiliating loss
without him.
According to Taylor, Santa Fe's loss
was quickly becoming Fort White's
"I was hoping (Santa Fe) was getting
beat even worse after I left," Taylor
recalls of the time spent alone that night
on the empty bus, talking to himself
while the game played on.
"That's what you call young and
Luckily, as a junior, Taylor got a
second chance when Santa Fe coaches
let him rejoin the team the following
TAYLOR on page B4

RICK BABSTONIAlachua County Today
Santa Fe's Darrian Taylor runs in a touchdown last Friday against, Union
County. Taylor recorded 181 kick return yards against the Tigers.

The Taylor File

Kickoff return yds
Points scored
Yards per play

2005 & 2006 Combined Through 5 Games 2007
266 276
20 24
13.2 20.7

Panthers provide the sting

* Fourth-ranked
Newberry remains
Today Sports Writer
miles separate Newberry High
School and Hawthorne High
School which sit at opposite ends
of Alachua County. While the
Panthers and Hornets have
hooked up in various other sports,
it has been about two decades
since these two schools faced off
on the football field.

Last Friday night it looked as
though Newberry was angry at
their Alachua County neighbor.
The Panthers rolled up 362
rushing yards and wasted little
time in their 47-0 disposal of the
All-state running back Antwan
Ivey ran for 119 yards on nine
.carries, scored three touchdowns
and added 79 return yards for the
Panthers (5-0), who .are ranked
fourth in Class 2B. The Panthers
defense allowed just 103 yards of
total offense, forced four
turnovers and posted their
second-straight shutout this

In their last three games, all of
which has included a running
clock in the second half,
Newberry has outscored its
opponents 138-7.
"It was a great effort, it just
seemed like offensively
everything was working," said
Newberry head coach Tommy
Keeler. "They (the defense) had a
great game, we had a great
gameplan, we were well
prepared, we came out and we
played real hard."
The Panthers sprinted out to a
PANTHERS on page B4

RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Newberry enters its game against Chiefland on Friday with a
perfect 5-0 record.


Saturday, or,

Lose Lots-


Never in Mikey's time has he
seen a wackier week of college
Nine of the top 25 teams in the
nation were beaten, including an
unheard of
seven of the
top 13
teams biting "
the big one. ,
A n d
some of us '': i
wil l
remember it
as Insanity
others are
thers arey Toay Sports Columnist
calling it
Look Ahead Saturday.
Those "others" would be the
networks that were counting on
huge showdowns this coming
weekend, such as Oklahoma at
Texas and Florida at LSU.
The first network to feel the
heart palpitations was ABC, who
was counting on this year's Red
River Rivalry to be a match-up of
the unbeaten in Oklahoma and
Texas.. i
Sure, Texas was just getting by
with their spotless record, while
Oklahoma was wiping up the
competition, averaging a 50-plus
point margin, of victory, but the
ratings would have been
That is, until they both choked
against unranked teams in Kansas
State and Colorado, respectively.
But, just as the execs at ABC
were reaching for. their chests,
CBS who Mikey is fairly certain
was taking pleasure in the
developments of Insanity Saturday
up until 8 p.m. eastern- was
quickly becoming HUGE
Washington Husky fans.
After all, couple with the fallout
of the day up to that point No.1
Oklahoma losing if Southern Cal
joined in with the insanity and
tripped up against Washington on
the road, CBS was licking its
chops at the possibility of a rare
No.1 LSU vs. No.2 Florida the
next week.
Even though LSU eventually
awoke from a stupor to beat
mighty Tulane and Florida was
down 14-0 to Auburn, the CBS
Sportsline.com continued their
second-by-second countdown to
the game between the Tigers and
DAROZA on page B2

Santa Fe claws back

- Raiders down
Union County in

Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA On a night
when the Santa Fe High School
football team was without its
starting quarterback Will Scaff,
the Raiders found resolve and
confidence behind backup
sophomore quarterback Frank
Snead. Friday night, Santa Fe
(2-3, 0-1) came from behind to
beat Union County on Raider
Field 34-27.
While other players turned in
impressive performances,
SANTA on page B3
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RICK BABSTON/Alachua County. Today
Santa Fe sophomore quarterback Frank Snead looks to pass
on Friday irnhe Raiders' 34-27win over Union Cdunty.

Raiders second twice

Gainesville in five

Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA After taking a
second-placed finish in the
30th Annual Lady Raider
Volleyball Tournament on
Saturday, the Santa Fe High
School volleyball team had to
settle for second place again on
Monday night. The Raiders
hosted the Gainesville
Hurricanes on Monday and
after an early advantage,
dropped the final three games
of the match to fall to the
visitors 19-25, 26-28, 25-21,
25-19, 15-8.
RAIDERS ol page B4

ADAM BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Raider juniors Bryce Miller (left) and Ashley Rosenboom look to block
a kill against St Francis in thi Raider's tournament this past Saturday. u
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Raiders win over Union Co.

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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 B4.

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DAROZA from page B1

As you know, fate finally
stepped in (and Florida was upset
by Auburn and USC held on for a
3-point win), but what you might
not have realized was fate was
actually stepping on the network's

Sure, but can you handle stage
According to Lou Holtz, in
order to build a team of
overachievers, teams must go
through four stages.
First, they have to learn how to
Then they have to learn how to
After that, they have to learn
how to handle winning.
Then, and only then, are they
ready to win championships.
After their win over Union
County last Friday, the Santa Fe
Raiders look as though they have a
good grasp of stage two of Hotlz's
Santa Fe has now won two of
their last three (doubling their win
total of last season), and are
undefeated this season at Raider
Field, where they'll face district-
foe Ocala West Port on Friday.
But, as Holtz points out, and
Raiders coach Bart Brooks agrees,
it's how Santa Fe handles the wins
they have claimed so far that will
likely determine their fate this
The Wolfpack come to Alachua

as a very beatable opponent,
sporting an 0-5 record so far and
smarting from an average losing
margin of 22 points (they've been
outscored 139-29 through five
"If anyone shouldn't take (West
Port's) record for granted, it's us,"
Brooks told Mikey.
"It's a little weird to say
(because the Raiders have only
won three out of their last 15
games), but we need to protect
against complacency.
"Adversity strikes you when
you lose and when you win (and
the optimism is up and the guard is
down). We can't be satisfied with
the wins we've gotten so far,
we've got to be able to move
That, coach, would be stage

College football's who's hot,
who's not
Ron Zook?
South Florida
(Pittsburgh's) Dave Wannstedt's
(Florida true freshman) Major
Wright's hits

Undefeated teams
Nick 'Saban's $4 million
Tebow up the middle
Dennis Franchione's VIP
Interception-less quarterbacks

(every Division IA signal caller
has at least one)

Mikey's Picks
Last week: 5-7
Season: 24-12

As you can see, Insanity
Saturday wreaked havoc with
Mikey's picks, too!
For the second time, Mikey's
friend Gordy questioned my
confident picks from last week, but
this time Gordy has the last laugh.
So, just like when the big-time
programs stumble after a big-time
loss, Mikey got up early Sunday
morning and went back to work on
this week's picks.
Insanity Saturday, say hello to
Redemption Saturday...(Mikey
hopes, anyway)

#11 South Carolina over #8
Kentucky; Miami over North
Carolina; Illinois over #5
Wisconsin; #10 Oklahoma over
#19 Texas; #12 Georgia over
Tennessee; #22 Clemson over #15
Virginia Tech; #20 Cincinnati over
#21 Rutgers; #1 LSU;over #9
Florida; UCLA over Notre Dame;
#17 Missouri over #25 Nebraska;
Newberry over Chiefland; Santa
Fe over West Port

Upset alert (teams that will be in
games that are closer than the
"experts" think)
LSU; UCLA, West Virginia
(against Syracuse)
Mike DaRoza can be reached at

Panthers can't get

over hu Newberry still looking
OV r U for first win this season

Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRY Although the
Newberry High School volleyball
team held a lead at about the
midway point of each of the three
games during its match with
Union Cotinty on Monday night,
the result 'Was the same.
The Panthers were still left
searching for their first win this
season after Union County
handed Newbery a 25-17, 25-13,
25-19 lods at William N. Barry
The following night, the
Panthers Were still winless after
dropping a District 5-3A match at
Chiefland, 25-15, 25-20, 25-14.
"For some reason we can't get
over the hump. Some of the
leaders that should be stepping up.
still need to step up and play and
act like leaders," said varsity
assistant coach Kelly Harris, who
guided the team in the absence of
head coach Michele Bisaccia,
who was ill on Monday. "I think
that is what it's going to take to
win a mhtch, when the leaders
step up atid stay consistent, then
we will win a match."
The Pahthers (0-13) got off to a
good start, racing out to leads of

5-1 and 10-4, before Union
County's Amber Franzluebbers
fired a pair of aces off her jump
serve to put the Tigers (5-10)
ahead 14-13. A short time later,
Erin Czerenda frilled one of her
three kills to push Newberry
ahead at 16-15. But that would be
the last time the home team would
lead in the opening game, which
featured four ties and four lead
changes. Hannah Hayes reeled off
six straight service points to key
the Tigers' 10-1 run to close out
In the second game, Newberry
once again showed signs of
competitiveness and scrappy play
as the home team led 11-8 at one
point. But Carson Mize
responded with five service points
to fuel Union County's 6-0 run
that gave the visitors a 14-11
edge. The Tigers rolled from there
and went on an 11-2 spurt to
claim the second game. Jessica
Parrish and Franzluebbers
combined for nine service points
to fuel the run.
Anna Thrasher's seven straight
service points gave Newberry a
10-3 lead and gave the home team
some hope in the third and
eventual final game. The Panthers

stayed in front, holding leads of,
12-5, 14-7 and 16-10, and:
appeared as though they were'
going to force a fourth game. But
a pair of service points from,
Franzluebbers and three aces
from Chastity Lloyd knotted the
game at 17-17. Newberry won the
next point as Union County
committed a hitting error, but that
18-17 lead would be short lived.
Markie Emery drilled a kill and
then collected four straight.
service points as Union County
surged ahead 22-18. Parrish fired
a pair of kills the rest of the way to
clinch the game and the match for
the Tigers.
"I told them (the team) we had
this match and somewhere along
the line our leaders didn't step
up," said Harris, who is also the
head junior varsity coach.
"Absolutely (this Was a match we
could have won) and I know they
think so too."
Thrasher led Newberry with 10
service points, Lavarsha Nattiel'
added eight digs and Monique
Williams chipped in with a pair of
kills in the loss.
Franzluebbers drilled 10 kills
NEWBERRY on page B4


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Albert and Alberta tailgate at Alachua Elementary

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perhaps the most surprising came
from a sophomore backup
quarterback. Snead, who plays
wide receiver and defense for the
Raiders, was 6-for-13 for 108
yards and three touchdowns
through the air, while carrying the
ball eight times for 51 yards in the
"He's about as cool as the other
side of the pillow," said Santa Fe
first-year head coach Bart Brooks.
"He was calm, cool and collected,
he didn't waiver one bit. He
trusted every call we made and
even through fumbles and sacks
he was never rattled.
"He did a goodjob of staying in
the pocket and throwing the ball
well and I'm glad I've got him for
three years."
The signs were good early for
the Raiders, as the home team
found success driving the ball.
However, after a Santa Fe fumble,
Union County's Vinson Wintons
recovered the loose ball and took
it 77 yards to open the scoring for
the game.
The Raiders answered with a
13-play, 69-yard drive that
consumed 5:53 and was capped
by a four-yard touchdown pass on
fourth-and-goal from Snead to
junior receiver Jamal White.
Fellow Raider Deonte Merricks
racked up 27 yards on the ground
to help fuel the possession. After
a blocked point after attempt,
Union County held a narrow 7-6
margin with 10:25 left in the
second quarter.
On the Tigers' ensuing drive,
the visitors would find pay dirt
once again thanks to a 26-yard
touchdown run by Sammy
Simmons just three minutes later
for a 14-6 advantage.
One possession later Union
County's Shandale Lee scored a
touchdown from seven yards out,
set up by a 52-yard breakaway
scamper by teammate Justin
Hanson. The score gave the
visitors a commanding 21-6
Just when the Raiders needed a
big play, they got one from senior
kick returned Darrian Taylor who
took a ball from his team's own
four yard line 96 yards for a
touchdown. Snead completed a
pass to teammate Leon Williams
for the r o-point con version and
the Raiders trailed 21-14 \ith
:5no on the first half clock T1he
Tigers \Xould take that tipper hand

into halftime.
"My blockers were doing a
good job blocking on my other
returns, and my teammates told
me I needed to break one so that's
what I did," said Taylor about the
momentum-swinging return.
"These first couple of games
coach has been telling us four
quarters. We talk about 110-
percent all day every day.
"Coach told me I need to step
up and play to my potential so I
had to step up and play for my
team today."
And Taylor certainly did step
up, earning 181 yards and a
touchdown on five returns and
hauling in four catches for 91
yards and two touchdowns
against Union County.
The Tigers received the ball to
open the second half and drove 67
yards in 3:51 for an 11-yard
touchdown pass completion from
Chris Alexander to Bryan Holmes
for a touchdown. The extra point
was no good and Union County
held a 27-14 lead.
The Raiders responded on their
next drive with an 85-yard march
to the end zone capped by a 24-
yard touchdown run by Merricks.
After Santa Fe sophomore Collin
Mixon booted through the point
after, the Raiders trailed 27-2,1
late in the third quarter.
Merricks was a workhorse for
the Raiders all night as the senior
running back had 21 carries for
131 yards and a touchdown. On
all 21 rushes Merricks did not
record any negative rushing
Taylor recovered a Union
County fumble on the Tiger's
ensuing drive to set the Raiders up
for the go-ahead score. And, once
again, it was Taylor making the
play as the 6-foot-1 190-pound
receiver hauled in a 13-yard
touchdown catch from Snead off
a slant route. Mixon's extra point
put the Raiders ahead for the first
time in the game, 28-27 with just
seconds left on the third-quarter
The Raider defense held the
Tigers on the visitors' next two
possessions. The final score of
the game came off another Snead
to Taylor connection, this time for
a 36-yard touchdown across the
middle of the field.
"I was in the zone, trying to
lead my team to victory," said
Snead about his performance for
the uamne. "rhe olfensl\e line
\"as doing a good job and I told
them that if the\ block I'll lead us

to the end zone.
"He's (Taylor) one of our best
receivers. I had to look for my
man and he stepped up and
caught the ball. This is a new step
for us to finish off our season
right. This is what we worked for
all week."
After a failed extra point by
Santa Fe, Union County tried to
drive the field for the tie, but a
Ranell Carter interception turned
the ball back over to the Raider
offense and sealed the win for the
home team. The Raiders
collected their second win of the
season, doubling last year's win
total, in front of a rowdy home
"I think it's a tribute to our
student body, administration and
the community," explained
Brooks about the overwhelming
support on Friday night. "This
community is begging to have a
winner back on the field. The
home games are the most
important because that's how you
get your support. Santa Fe Raider
football is Alachua and High
Santa Fe outperformed the
Tigers in every category. The
Raiders totaled 108 yards through.
the air while Union County's
throwing game was just shy of
that with 106. Meanwhile, on the
ground Santa Fe totaled 181 yards
to the Tigers' 160 rushing yards.
Perhaps the most costly and
fatal statistic of all for Union
County was the 106 penalty yards
the visitors recorded on 12
penalties. Santa Fe was flagged
seven times for 60 yards while
earning thirteen first downs to the
Tigers' 10.
Santa Fe hosts district-
opponent West Port this week for
homecoming on Raider Field
with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The
Wolf Pack travel to Alachua with
an 0-5 record and an 0-1 district
"It's the start of it," said Brooks
about his team's victory over
Union County. "We want to go 3-
0 in this home string. We've been
out of sync on the road and we
have to do a better job on the road.
We've tried just about everything
to get the flow going.
"As a team we showed what
we can do when we play four
quarters. At no moment did I feel
on the sideline that the guys lost
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2A that ran on what Turner said
was a hard course that featured a lot
of hills and sharp turns.
"I wanted to see our district and
regional competition because we
won't see any of those schools until
the district meet," Turner said. "We
were trying to compare where our
team was."
Crystal River, which Turner said
is the team to beat in the district,
was not at the meet and Hernando
did not run its top two runners. The
coach said that Citrus was a pretty
good team.
"I think right now, we have a
shot at one of the top six spots out
of 18 schools in the district," Turner
said. "If we finish in the top six we
can make it to the regional meet."
The district meet is scheduled to
take place during the last week of
this month, which also runs into the
start of November. The Raiders
have advanced to the regional meet
in each of the last two years.
Mount Dora Bible's Chris Pruitt
won the boys race in a time of
17:43, while host-school Citrus
finished first in the team standings.
On the girls side, senior Corinne
Larsen was the first the Raider to
cross the finish line as she posted a
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turned in a time of 27:33 to place
36th, with senior Lizzi Condo
placing 40th with a time of 27:56.
Sophomore Rebecca Tenbroeck
was 43rd with a time of 28:05 to
round out Santa Fe's top four.
Turner said that Alyssa Rivas
missed the meet on Friday and
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team scoring, Santa Fe was not
included in the final team standings
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when their times aren't what they
think it should be."
The Raiders are offthis weekend
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weekend. Santa Fe will head to
Lake City to run in the Greater
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Columbia. The varsity girls race is
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However, among other things,
Taylor's propensity for showing
up late to study hall eventually got
him kicked off the team.
By all accounts, Taylor was
officially known as a quitter and a
On top of that, Taylor was
looking to transfer to another
school, as if quitting and slacking
would be acceptable somewhere
When the transfer fell through,
Taylor was all but ready to give up
completely on football when he
found out that Santa Fe had
selected a new head coach Bart
Brooks and all players, current
and prospective, were invited to a
Before Brooks began the
meeting, he had already been
enlightened about most of the
players and their attitudes.
"When I originally got here, I
heard a lot of talk about certain
guys," Brooks admits.
"I was literally told 'you just
cannot count on Darrian Taylor,
Fortunately for Taylor, Brooks
decided to be the judge of that
One of Brooks' first statements
to his new team was that the slate
had just been wiped clean, and
promised that everything they did
from that point on is what
It was at that moment, that
Taylor knew he had just received
his third, and quite possibly, his
final chance.
Since then, Taylor could be
found working harder than ever,
on the field and off.
Unlike the old Darrian Taylor,
the new Darrian Taylor suddenly
could be spotted finishing first in
wind sprints at the end of practices,
and proudly taking home A's and
B's on progress reports.
There was little doubt the old
Darrian Taylor was a talented
football player, but his off-the-
charts inconsistency always left
coaches wondering if that talent
was being wasted.
Before quitting the team that
night in Fort white, Taylor was
leading the Raiders that season in
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Continued from page B1
fast start scoring on each of their
first six possessions on the night.
Ivey-started the offensive barrage
with a 30-yard scoring run which
capped Newberry's seven-play,
78-yard game-opening drive.
Ivey's 39-yard punt return then set
up Ryan Brown's five-yard
scoring run as Newberry led 13-0
at the 6:10 mark.of the first
quarter. A short time later, Ryan
Brown raced 44 yards to pay dirt
down the far sideline to help give
the visitors a 20-0 edge with 3:13
remaining in the first quarter.
Then Ryan's older brother, Guy
Brown also got into the
touchdown party as he ran 28
yards to the end zone on a
quarterback keeper to give
Newberry a comfortable 27-0
cushion after 12 minutes of
Five plays after the Panthers
recovered a Hornets fumble, Ivey
scored from seven yards away to
make it a 34-0 contest just 1:14
into the second quarter. Just under
two minutes later Xavier Woods
crashed into the end zone from
four yards out as Newberry

Continued from page B2

and collected eight service points,
including seven aces, while
Hayes followed with 11 service
points and six aces in the win for
Union County. Parrish chipped in
with nine service points, Emery
added seven service points and
Mize handed out 16 assists for the
"I was excited, it was a great

interceptions as a sophomore, but
only touched the ball a grand total
of 13 times and did little with it -
during what would turn out to be
an abbreviated junior season.
But, because of Taylor's change
in attitude, namely an awareness
that his time and chances were
running out, the results have been
startling just five games into his
senior season.
Despite the lack of constant
effort, in 2005 and 2006
combined, Taylor was still able to
rack up 266 yards in kick returns,
score 20 points and average more
than 13 yards (13.2) every time he
touched the ball.
Through just five games this
season, however, Taylor already
has 276 yards in kick returns, has
scored 24 points and is averaging
an eye-popping 20.7 yards per
His performance last Friday
night Union County was the
culmination of that newfound
The senior caught four passes
for 91 yards and two touchdowns,
returned five kickoffs for 181
yards including a 96-yarder that
went to the house and for good
measure, recovered a fumble on
"People have asked me what
I've done to get Darrian to play
like that and I tell them that's just
Darrian playing up to his ability,"
Brooks contends.
"He's always had the ability to
dominate on the football field, it
was just a matter of him making up
his own mind that he wanted to do
Perhaps that's where Taylor has
done the most growing over the
past two years in his own mind.
Like many of his peers
nowadays, Taylor comes from an
area where two paths in life exist,
one that leads to success through
hard work, education or sports, and
the other leading to crime and time
behind bars.
Taylor said he has learned to use
people from both lifestyles in his
life as role models to point him in
the right direction.
"If it wasn't for football, I
probably would have ended my
life up on the streets selling drugs
or something," Taylor
"My father went to jail when I
was young and I've had uncles and
other people I knew that went to

carried a 40-0 advantage into
Ivey's third score with 1:33 left
in the third quarter capped the
dominating offensive
performance for the Panthers.
"We did a good job being that
we were expected to beat them
like this and that we didn't come
out here and let up and take them
lightly," said Ivey, who has
received recent interest from
Florida International University,
Middle Tennessee State and
Wofford. "Our team still came
out here and played them hard
like we could be beat."
Ryan Brown ran the ball just
four times for 76 yards and found
the end zone on two occasions.
Phillip Wamer was 5-for-7 on
extra point attempts and also
missed a 29-yard field goal in the
second quarter. Ryan Brown and
DeTavious Ross each had an
interception in the win for
Newberry. The Panthers have
averaged 37.2 points per game
this fall, while allowing just 5.6
points per contest.
The Hornets' Trevis Williams
threw for 56 yards on 8-for-15
passing with two interceptions.
Maurice Cook hauled in five

experience," said Harris of her
first varsity head coaching
experience. "We battled and
we're so close but yet we can't get
that win and it's so frustrating."
On Tuesday night against
Chiefland, Bisaccia returned to
the bench but the final result
probably didn't make her feel any
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"But, my mom, who is my hero,
and step dad pointed me toward
football to keep me away from that
kind of life.
"A couple of years ago I didn't
think about that too much, and I
didn't push myself to be better.
"Now, I realize that I've got to
do my part."
In doing so, Taylor has elevated
his schoolwork and play on the
football field.
And, it's starting to pay off, and
not only in yardage and
College programs like South
Florida, Central Florida, East
Carolina, Georgia Southern and
Florida International have shown
interest in Taylor.
But, according to Brooks, these
schools are in a "holding pattern,"
waiting to see if the old Darrian
Taylor pops up again.
A more mature Taylor insists

passes for 50 yards in the loss for
Hawthorne (1-4).
The Panthers bring their 1-0
district record as they head to
Chiefland to face the Indians in a
District 4-2B contest at 7:30 p.m.
this Friday. The Indians were 1-9
last fall and own a 2-3 mark this
season. Chiefland has not played
a district game yet and this
Friday's contest is the start of four
straight district games for the
Chiefland is also the only team
that the Panthers have beaten in
each of the first two years Keeler
has coached at Newberry. In
2005, Newberry defeated
Chiefland 27-14 before pounding
the Indians 55-7 last fall.
"They (Chiefland) are much
improved, there is no doubt about
it," Keeler said. "They're playing
pretty good football considering
they have been through three
coaches in three years."
They are hanging in there with
everybody they are playing. We
want to come out there and we'd
like to take control early."
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355

the loss for Newberry.
"Until we get consistent with
serves, three hits, and all positive
attitudes; when we get that out
there on that court we will win,"
Harris said. "There is not a doubt
in my mind we can play and win."
The Panthers return to action
Thursday night as they travel to
Williston for a district match at 7
p.m. Newberry is off the
upcoming week with its regular-
season and home-finale coming
against Trenton on Monday,
October 15th at 7 p.m.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
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that is no longer an option, not with
the final chance he's been given.
"That would be like quitting that
night in Fort White," Taylor
"I still think about that night to
this day. I walked out on my team
when they needed me most, and
after going through that, I could
never see myself doing that ever
"And, I'm not about to walk out
on myself now."
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Continued from page Bl
A poor passing night by the
Raiders and fatigue issues were
corroborating factors in Santa
Fe's loss to Gainesville. Over
the five-game match the Raiders
and Hurricanes totaled an
impressive 41 ties and 22 lead
The Raiders took the opening
game of the contest in front of a
raucous home crowd and held
an 11-10 advantage on back-to-
back Ashley Rosenboom kills.
The teams were tied again at 15-
15 before Santa Fe finished with
a 10-4 run fueled by serving
from Raider senior Chelsea
Pearl, which included an ace.
Fellow Santa Fe senior Leah
Leventhal recorded a block for
the final point of the first game.
Leventhal later scored an ace
early in the second game for a
quick 6-3 home-team
advantage. But poor passing by
the Raiders helped the
Hurricanes inch back in the
game and go on an 8-1 run for
an 11-7 upper hand. Santa Fe
reclaimed the lead with a back-
to-back block and kill from
Leventhal to put the home team
ahead 16-14.
The second game, which was
the tightest of the match,
featured 10 ties and seven lead
changes. The Raiders came
back after trailing 21-18, but
faced one match point against
the Hurricanes, before a Pearl
and Rosenboom block tied the
game 24-24. A few points later
a sophomore Cynthia Smith kill
earned Santa Fe the second
game by a narrow, two-point
A pumped Santa Fe team
looked like it was ready to
sweep Gainesville in three
straight games, returning a
favor for an earlier loss, but the
Hurricanes had other plans. The
Raiders led. on two separate

occasions midway through the
third game including a 14-13
advantage off a Kelsi New ace.
But, five late kills by
Gainesville gave the visitors the
four-point win.
After trailing the Hurricanes,
8-3 in the fourth game, Santa
Fe's Smith drilled a kill to tie the
game at 9-9. A pair of net
violations by Gainesville put the
Raiders on top 11-9. A
Leventhal kill knotted the game
at 18-18, when the visitors
capped the game with a 7-1 run
to tie the game scores 2-2. ,
The final game was close
early as the teams were tied 2-2,
3-3, 4-4 and 5-5 off a
Rosenboom kill. The
Hurricanes just overpowered

the home team from there, with
a 10-3 run to shock the Raiders.
Santa Fe also fell in five
games to Tallahassee Lincoln in
the championship game of the
Raiders' home tournament. The
Raiders did bounce back on
Tuesday night with a district
win on the road over Baker
County. Santa Fe is next in
action on Tuesday when the
Raiders travel to Middleburg for
a 6:30 p.m. start.
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Huge potential for this home. Call Debbie Gorgeous 4BR, 3.5BA on 5 acres just Isabel Smith, 318-7829. $39,900. Barnes, 352-339-4069. $125,000.
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setting. Call Tony Boothby, 352-262-1159 2857. $479,900. #280339 Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, Hour & 20 Mins. from Gainesville &
or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829. $199,900. LOTS OF SPACE ON 5.14 ACRES. 352-318-7829. $79,000. #278538 Tallahassee. Pool/house, community boat
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to springs & rivers. 1994 singlewide bedrooms, family/game room, in-law springs, lots of wildlife! Low Columbia $120,000 to $313,000. #280639
included. Convenient location. Call Tony suite & in-ground pool. Seller offering Co. taxes. Call Martha Cornelius, 386- 43 ACRES ON SANTA FE RIVER.
Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, $5,000 towards Closing Costs w/full price 984-5920. $93,000. #281204 Gorgeous riverfront property next to boat
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275147 Boothby, 352-262-1159. $499,900. HOME! These combined parcels make a views for your riverfront home! Call Tony
GREAT 3BR, 2BA CUSTOM HOME #278156 5.35 acre partially wooded lot for your Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith,
with oaklabinets, new paint, tile & carpet permanent or getaway hore. The lots are 352-318-7829. $299000. #285005

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