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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. November 29, 2007.
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    Section B: Sports
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15-year-old arrested in Alachua armed robbery

Month-old infant reportedly pushed to floor


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA A home
invasion robbery Saturday
night has led to the arrest of a
15-year-old Alachua boy and


still has police on the hunt for
three other men according to
Alachua Police Department
(APD) officials.
Police say Akil Flagg, 15,
and three accomplices kicked


open the door at a home on NW
154 Lane just before 11 p.m.
Inside the home were five
children including a one month
old, a five, a six and a seven
year old and a 13-year-old


babysitter according to an APD
report.
According to the children's
accounting of the robbery, after
kicking open the door, the four
ROBBERY on page A5


p'diddles breaks ground in



Progress Corporate Park

Progress Two and Three buildings also Indirrvway


By ASHLEY CAIN
Today Reporter


Photo courtesy of University of Florida/Special to Alachua County Today
Known best for Gatorade, the sports beverage he invented
while at the University of Florida, Dr. Cade also enjoyed the
violin and collecting Studebakers.


Dr. Robert Cade


dies at 80


By ASHLEY CAIN
Today Reporter
Dr. Robert Cade, inventor
of the famous Gatorade sports
drink and University of Florida
(UF) professor, died Tuesday
morning of kidney failure. He
was 80 years old.
Born on Sept. 26, 1927, Dr.
Cade acquired numerous
achievements throughout his


lifetime. Dr. Cade's greatest
achievement was his invention
of Gatorade in 1965, which has
since become a multibillion-
dollar industry and the official
sports drink of the UF Gators,
National .Football League,
National Basketball Associa-
tion and Major League

CADE on pageA8


Water tax looming


in High Springs


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS -High
Springs Commissioners took the
first step 'last week in
implementing a tax that would
require residents to pay higher
fees on their monthly water
statements.
The Commission passed the
measure by a four to one margin,
with Commissioner Bill
Coughlin casting the dissenting
vote. The public service tax


would provide an additional
$36,000 for the fiscal year's
budget. According to City
Manager Jim Drumm, funds
from the taxes would help the
city balance the budget, possibly
help fund projects and staff
positions.
Drumm noted that
commissioners asked him
during the summer to look at
several options to make up for
the loss of $300,000 in
TAX onpageA5


ALACHUA Cheers of excitement
came from the crowd gathered at .
Progress Corporate Park on
Wednesday, where a double
groundbreaking occurred for the
addition of Progress Two and Three and
a new p'diddles restaurant location.
The addition of the restaurant will
solve a craving many employees have
had for years a restaurant within
walking distance, said Jim Shaw, owner
of the Park.
"We started watching where all the
people went to eat, and. if you went to
p'diddles at lunchtime you'd see it was
full of Progress Corporate Park
people," Shaw said.
p'diddles' original location on
Alachua's Main Street has been a
favorite lunchtime hangout for the Park :
employees and Alachua residents for
years, where customers enjoy gourmet
sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads.
"Historically if you wanted to eat
lInch or entertain anyone, you had to I
leave the park," Sandy Burgess,
manager of the Park, said.
"With the growth of the company,.
there are a lot of impromptu brunches,
lunches and meetings. Having p'dildles
here is just a service that's been long
overdue."
Mary Nell Pittman, owner of
p'diddles, often caters out to the Park
several times a'week, and said she
appreciated the enthusiasm for the new
restaurant from the Park employees.
"It's really wonderful because I feel
like we're offering them a service they
really need," Pittman said.
Architecturally, the restaurant will be
a cracker-style building with a porch,
ceiling fans and outdoor seating.
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City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr., developers Jim Shaw and Ardene Wiggins, and Mayor Gib
Coerper turn the soil marking construction of a new p'diddles restaurant and park office.


University of Florida's (UF) Sid'Martin
Biotechnical Development Incubator,
said the restaurant will be an "absolutely
indispensable" part of the Park and its
expanding industry.
"We knew' we wanted a place like
p'diddles out her," Breedlove said.
"Employees need a place wherethey
can sit, mingle and make connections."
p'diddles will serve the 40 different
companies currently located in the Park,
and will be open to the public as well.
"We're hoping it will bring more
people to the Park," Sandy Burgess said.
"I think it will be a good thing for the
community."
P'DIDDLES on page A8


BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
p'diddles owner, Mary Nell Pittman is
looking forward to the opening of her
second location.


Coughlin assumes post as
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commissioner
By DAN REID,
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS The swearing in of
High Springs newest commissioner, Bill
Coughlin, marked the beginning of a new
year that will bring many challenges to
the commission.
Earlier this month, Coughlin
decisively defeated High Springs resident
Dick Williams and Plan Board member
Gene Levine for a second term on the
commission. He garnered 256 votes,
while Williams and Levine collected 139
and 118 votes respectively. Coughlin
previously served on the Commission High S
from 2000 to 2003. oath of
Issues facing commissioners include a at City
tight city budget, traffic, growth,, Commis
economic development and affordable
housing. Coughlin said he and his colleagues
-have many responsibilities to fulfill over the next
year such as capital improvement projects and
improving the utility systems infrastructure.


Newberry and DOT give



green light for road work


By DAN REID
Today Reporter


NEWBERRY A
step toward e
reducing traffic on th
congested State
Road 26, Newberry
Commissioners on
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DAN REID/Alachua County Today
springs Commissioner Bill Coughlin takes the
office from City Manager Jim Drumm last week
Hall. Coughlin previously served as
ssioner from 2000 to 2003.
High Springs Mayor Larry Travis, saying
it's the commission's goal to reach a consensus
on issues, promised citizens that commissioners
will work hard for them.
COUGHLIN on page A5


Affairs (DCA), Newberry is
planning to improve a segment
s the first along County Road 337 and
eventually State Road 45 within the next
Ie heavily 10 years. Those improvements
are expected to come at a price
tag of $16.2


"None of million.
Originally,


unanimously this is going project was to
approved a Memor- to happen imncude improve-
andum of Agree- happ ments to SW 30th
ment (MOA) Overnight." Avenue that
between the city andconssted of paving
the Florida Depart- Lowell Garrett the two-lane graded
ment of Transpor- Newberry roadway, making it
station (FDOT). City Planner a collector street.
As part of the However, the City
MOA drafted by the city, of Newberry and
FDOT and the Florida the FDOT couldn't come to an
Department of Community agreement on the proposed
project.


Within six months of the
MOA's adoption, Newberry
will develop a long-term
concurrency management plan
for SR 26, stretching from the
western limits of the city to SR
45/US 41. The plan will be
incorporated into the City's
Comprehensive Plan, requiring
developer participation in
implementation.
The MOA also includes a
traffic circulation plan that
includes right-of way
preservation policies, donation
policies and requires The
advanced development of
arterial and collector streets. In
addition, the plan will
strengthen local land

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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007


Community


Corner


Meetings & Events in the Heartlands


PUBLIC MEETINGS
MArcher Meets the 2nd and 4th
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at
City Hall, 16870 SW 134 Ave.
*Alachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
*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.
*High Springs Meets the 2nd
and 4th Thursday of each month at
6:30 p.m. in City Hall.
ELaCrosse Meets the 2nd
Monday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
EMicanopy Meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 7:30
p.m. at Town Hall.
NNewberry 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
Center.


Jesse says, "There are two
ways to be rich one is to
have all you want & the
other is to be satisfied with
what you have."

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EThe 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 services.
EAlachua Christmas Parade -
The Alachua Chamber of
Commerce, in partnership with
the City of Alachua, is hosting
its annual Christmas Parade on
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
Starting at North Main and US
441, the parade will wind
through historic downtown
Alachua. Grand Marshals, Mr.
and Mrs. F. E. Welch will lead
the procession, followed by the
Alachua Police Honor Guard
lead by Police Chief Robert
Jernigan. Our own Hal Brady
will serve as Master of
Ceremony.
With the theme, ,"A
Hometown Christmas," many
churches, civic and youth
groups, businesses and the
Santa Fe High School marching
band will provide a joyous
filled afternoon with floats and
entertainment. This year we
will be presenting cash and
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groups that celebrate this year's
theme. There is no fee to enter.
Come share the holiday spirit in
historic Alachua.
Contact Bud Calderwood
for additional information, 386-
462-3229. Applications are
available online at
www.Alachua.com.
*The Alachua Lions Club
meetings are held weekly on
Thursday at 7 p.m. The
weekly meetings are held at the
clubhouse located at 15115 NW
142 Terrace (Lions Club
Terrace). If you are interested
in becoming a member of the
Alachua Lions Club, please join
us for a meeting or call 386-
462-7178. Lions are men and
women who volunteer their
time to humanitarian causes in
their local and world
community.
"Cleather Hathcock
Community Center Activities
Homework assistants 3:30-5
p.m. every Tuesday and
Thursday
Gainesville Harvest Food -
Clothes giveaway 9-10:30
a.m. every Tuesday
Bingo and Lunch for Seniors
S9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every
Thursday
Senior Sewing get together 9
a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday
Senior exercise class 10-11 a.m.
every Wednesday
EAlachua Recreation Center
Gym
Cha Cha Dancers for Seniors 11
a.m. 12 noon every Friday
For additional information,
please call 386-418-1373.
EDudley Farm Historic State
Park Annual Cane Grinding
Day will be held on Saturday,
Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Step
back in time to a representative
living history "cracker style"
working farm. Join us for cane
grinding the way it used to be
done when neighbors gathered
to harvest the cane, grind it at a
mule-powered mill and cook
the syrup over a fat lighter'd
fire. There will be craft demons-
trations, entertainment, food/
drinks and vendors. The farm is
located on SR 26 (Newberry


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DOWNTOWN

REDEVELOPMENT TRUST

BOARD (DRTB)

NOTICE OF VACANCY
Date of Notice: November 5, 2007

The City ofAlachua is accepting applications for one appointment to the
DRTB. The DRTB serves as our Community RedevelopmentAgency for
the Downtown Redevelopment District, also known as our Community
Redevelopment Area. The District encompasses an area whose
boundaries are shown on the map insert below. The Board meets at least
quarterly at City Hall. Applicants must either reside within the City of
Alachua or engage in a business within the City ofAlachua. The City
Commission by Resolution shall make staggered term appointments.
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Applications may be obtained in person at City Hall, 15100 NW
142nd Terrace, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00
AM until 4:30 PM. For electronic applications, visit the City
website at www.citvofalachua.com

Please forward completed applications on or before December 3,
2007 to City ofAlachua, ATTN: Assistant City Manager, DRTB,
P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Any questions, please call 386
418-6132.
(Pub.: November 08, 15, 22 and 29, 2007)
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Rd), 4 miles east of Newberry
and 7 miles west of 1-75 exit
287; $4 admission/carload.
Phone 352-472-1142;
www. floridastateparks.
org/dudleyfarm.
EThe High Springs Farmers
Market is looking for church
and community groups
interested in performing holiday
music or leading carolling for
the "Spirit of High Springs"
on Saturday, Dec. 15 from
10a.m. to 4 p.m. in James Paul
Park, downtown High Springs.
Spirit of High Springs will
celebrate local products, local
artists, local music, and our
community spirit. The event
will feature local artists, "Faith
Willin," a folk/gospel
performing trio. Contact Ann
Marie Smith at 386-454- 5640
to schedule a performance time
for your group.
EThe High Springs Rotary
Club is holding a canned food
drive to benefit Catholic
Charities in High Springs.
Please drop off your canned
food item in the collection box
located at Trombone Charley's
Restaurant in High Springs.
This box will be emptied on
Friday, Dec. 14 and a delivery
made to Catholic Charities. A
final drop will be held on
Tuesday, Dec. 18. Thanks to
everyone for contributing to the
needy during the Holiday
Season. For additional
information, call Amy
McRoberts at 386-454-0785.
*Holiday Support Group -
Haven Hospice offers a two-
week grief support group
focusing on helping individuals
during the holidays, as it can be
a difficult time for those who
have lost someone they love.
Members can express their
feelings and thoughts and gain
an understanding of grief and
how it impacts their lives. It
also provides an opportunity to
share and receive information
from other members.
You must register to attend.
Meetings will be held at Haven
Hospice North Building, 4305
NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville on
Tuesday, Dec. 4 and 11 from 6-
7:30 p.m. For more information
or to register, contact Cheryl
Bailey at 352-692-5100 or 800-
727-1889.


*Jingle Bell Run to benefit
Peaceful Paths Domestic
Abuse Network. The 5K run,
sponsored in part by the Florida
Track club, will begin at 8 am
on Dec. 8 at Flavet Field
(Bandshell) on the UF campus.
Registration fees for the event
are as follows: $15 Pre-Race
with an event T-Shirt; $10 Pre-
Race without an event T-Shirt;
$20 Race Day this will include
a T-Shirt if still available.
Children 17 and under run free
(no T-shirt unless purchased
separately for $5). Registration
can be completed online at
www.floridatrackclub.org or
www.active.com. Online
registration will close
Wednesday, Dec. 5. On the day
of the race, runners may pay by
check or cash. For additional
information, contact Mike Ortiz
mvo4@ufl.edu or Florida Track
Club at 352-378-8725.
EMOPS (Mothers of Pre-
schoolers and younger)
welcomes you! Join us every
first Thursday from 9 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. at 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.
*Bread of the Mighty Food
Bank encourages businesses
and organizations to sponsor
food drives for the holidays.
The holidays are coming and
for many in our community the
cupboard will be bare. But you
can help through the Bread of
the Mighty by donating food
and/or finances to help keep our
shelves stocked and the food
flowing to those in need during
the holiday season.
Conducting a food drive in
your workplace, scout troop,
sport team event, school, or
other organization, is an
effective and enriching way to
make a difference'in the lives of
the poor and needy. Non-
perishable canned and boxed
foods are always needed. For
information contact Kristina
Stubbs or Debbie Talbot at 352-
336-0839. Visit
www.breadofthemighty.org
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technical assistance program for
grassroots including faith-
based -nonprofits in Florida is
coming in 2008. The program is
called Compassion Florida and
begins in January with four,
one-day "Build Your Mission"
workshop conferences around
the state. The workshops .are
open and free to all nonprofit
organizations, but registration is
required and there will be
enrollment limits. Participants
will learn strategies for raising
funds, building community
support, marketing, grant
writing and managing grants.
The first workshops will be held
in Orlando on Jan. 17 and
Tampa on Jan. 31, at locations
to be announced. Workshops
will also be held in Ft.
Lauderdale and Pensacola.
Additionally, mini-grants of
between $1,000 and $20,000
will be available to grassroots
organizations in 2008. Watch
for the announcement, which
will be posted on Volunteer
Florida Foundation's website by
late December. Click here for
more information. http://www.
volunteerfloridafoundation.org/
about_faithbased.php.
*Susan Swiers, from the
Alachua County Property
Appraisers Office, will be in
High Springs on Monday,
Dec.10 at the Civic Center at
1:30 to present information
about the homestead exemption
tax reform bill that will be on
the ballot in January. All
interested voters are encouraged
to attend.
ETreat Her Like A Lady -
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will
present a workshop entitled,
"Treat Her Like A Lady" on
Saturday,- Dec. 8, 10 a.m. at
Springhill Baptist Church.
Young men and women, ages
13-19 are invited and will
receive information on the
following topics: Self-Esteem,
Domestic Violence and Table
Etiquette.
Presenters are: Det. Darry
Lloyd, Lelia Pratt, Judge Walter
Green, Dr. Theresa Harriston,
Nathaniel Willis and Verna
Johnson. Douglas Moore, Jr. a
poet of Fresh Thoughts & The
Rebirth of a Lost Poet, from
New Jersey, will read poetry
and autograph his books.
.A Mini Step Show is also
being planned for the
enjoyment of the participants.
The event is free, but
registration is recommended.
Lunch will be served. Contact
Alena K. Lawson, 352-213-
1992 for additional information
or to receive a registration form.
UU.S. Victory Museum will be
open on Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor
Day). The museum is located
within the historic 1890 Archer
City Hall at17079 SW 138
Lane, Archer, and houses
memorabilia from WWI, WWII
and the Korean War along with
other historic artifacts. It is
dedicated to the sailors, soldiers
and airmen who served and
defended our great country.
The museum hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. A must see for all. For
additional information, call
Armand S. Caudron at 352-495-
9339.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 AS


A Good Work Begun


Special to Alachua County Today
When we mention the word confidence,
we're usually talking about a feeling of
security. We also use it when we're certain
of an outcome, like who will be the winner
of a certain football or basketball game.
But it isn't generally associated with
Christianity when talking about the spiritual
lives of the individuals or the future of the
Church. A large majority of
things we see and hear on the
news or on the internet are
pessimistic, especially when. it
concerns the fate of the Christian
church in America. Nor, are
there many people talking with
confidence about their spiritual
journey.
In the United States, there is a
steady decline in the standards of
faith and practice and a
crumbling of the main-line The Ven.
denominations. We watch as Leasure
society spirals down in sin and All Saint
wickedness, reluctant to say Church,
anything because it isn't "PC," A parish
fearing the repercussions of a Christia
Church
society that is becoming more
and more like ancient Rome in its
morals and actions.
However, Saint Paul challenges all
Christians, in Philippians 1:6, "being
confident of this very thing, that He which
hath begun a good work in you will perform
[it] until the day of Jesus Christ."
Confidence is a very apt word! It is from
the Latin, con-fide, with faith. It states with
absolute certainty, a point of view that is
unshakeable. What could possibly
persuade St. Paul that the work that has
begun in Philippi will continue with a
successful outcome? Remember that he has


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been imprisoned for his testimony of the
Gospel. He would have every reason to
assume the worst. How can he be certain
that this small band of believers will stand
fast in the faith, when the Romans have
declared that anyone confessing Christ
publicly would be punished, by
imprisonment or death?
The answer is in the words that ought to
amaze Christians, improving
S both our humility and our
confidence, "...He which
hath begun a good work in
S you will perform it until the
S day of Jesus Christ. This is
the key verse to the entire
Epistle to the Philippians.
Paul acknowledges God as
the author, the originator, and
the Creator of the good work
that is happening here. This
is how Paul came to
ohn E. understand the work of God.
An n When he was confronted
Anglican
iainesville. by Jesus on the road to
of the Damascus, he was a
Episcopal persecutor of the Church and
an accomplice to the
murdering of Christians.
Paul's conversion was authored by God.
He didn't just wake up one day and decide
on his own that what he was doing was
against God's will. His repentance came
about because he was met by Jesus Christ,
the Lord and Creator of all things. On that
fateful day, Saul the Pharisee was born
again-born from above, as St. Paul the
evangelist, the Apostle, and the Church's
Holy Martyr!
This was the good work begun by God,
while 'good' today has become a watered
down word with many different meanings.
In Scripture this word 'good' carries a


moral value. True goodness is defined by a
likeness to the character and being of the
Triune God. It is the descriptive word,
assigning man his God-given state in
creation. In the Book of Genesis it is
recorded that when God made man, He
looked upon him and said, "this is' very
good. This was not a self compliment,
'look what I have made, isn't it terrific,' but
rather, 'this is a true reflection and
representation of myself in human nature-
it is morally appropriate and good.'
So, the Apostle Paul acknowledges that
God Himself is the author of our salvation,
the One who initiates and spiritually
empowers the re-creation of the human soul
to return to its proper image and likeness.
"He which hath begun a good work in
you...!" The Christian life and its progress
did not begin with us. Whatever else might
be said about our spiritual life and the future
of Christianity in America, we cannot take
credit for its success, nor should we assume
that it is doomed to be catastrophically
buried beneath secular humanism.
This is the story of the Church
throughout the world. Where it is strong,
healthy, vibrant, and spiritually courageous,
it is the surest evidence that God is at work.
Christians meet to worship and pray with
one another, which inspires our confidence
for the future and strengthens us to deal
with the decline of faith visible on every
side of us. The Apostle Paul is careful to
acknowledge that God is at work not just in
what we see and what has been done so far,
but God is at work in us. The experiences
of our lives, joyful and sorrowful, glorious
and painful, are the performance and
activity of God within us, bringing us and
His Church to its perfect completion.
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'"tIu ttese localeents


*Christmas Season "Sons and
Daughters Of Royalty" Confer-
ence and Luncheon will be held
Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
Thursday Night 7 p.m.,
Friday Afternoon Workshops at 3
p.m., Friday Night 7 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.
Anointed Music: Thomas
Griffin And Band, Anointed
Dance: Lynn Kite. Arrive an
hour earlier for Friday Night
Dress-Up Pictures. Hosts:
Women Of God Ministries In
Christ, Inc. Invites: Men And
Women. Location: 717 NW
Fairway. Drive; Southern Oaks
Golf Club in Lake City.
Also register at Lake City
Christian Supplies, New Life
Bible Book Store Of Live Oak,
and Lady Bug Flowers and Plants
in Alachua.
Anointed Speakers will be
Pastor Tina Johns, Pastor Candy
Appell, Apostle Cleopatra Steele,
Cathy Lechner, Reverend Charm
Greene and Linda Walker.
Conference cost is $20 per person
and includes dessert on Thursday
night and Friday night ana lunch
on Saturday.

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Alachua, FL 352-316-4547


Send registration no later than
Monday, Nov. 26. Please make
checks payable to Women of God
Ministries in Christ, Inc. Mail to
1111 SW Ridge St., Lake City, FL
,32024. Registration at the door is
$25. Call (386)752-2397 or
(386)418-8881 for more
information.
EFoundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith is proud to serve
the community as a host site for
food distribution by The
Gainesville Harvest. You are
welcome to come every Thursday
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The
church is located at 13220 NW
150 Avenue, Alachua. The phone
is 386-462-2549. Elder Willie J.
McKnight, Sr., Pastor
EHare Krishna Temple Free
feast every Sunday at 4 p.m. The
Temple is located three miles
north of Alachua on State Road
235.


MCKENZIE'S

Iristmas Trees
Fresh Cut
North Carolina
Fraser Fir
4-9 foot trees
Real wreaths, Yule logs &
L other accessories.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
14505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahnian
(386) 462-3326

Aly/chrkstcentral com
-386-462-2264

IN IS TRIES
"Building Life Together"
Temporary Location
I.ocated at 14200 NW 1.48th Place
Downtown Alachua (in the old Post Office)
Service Times:
Sunday 9:00-10:15am


t-aJ -r 10:30m-r11 :00am
ULie Groups
meet at various times during theweek.


Stud.rr Ministry


Wednesday
7:13pm


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


- I 'aints ut Inglican CIburtd
SAparish ofthe Christian Episcopal Church
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 a-m., Morning
Worship 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.

First 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.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc


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

CHRISTIAN FAMILYWORSHIP
CENTER AND BIBLE COLLEGE
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



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


First United Methodist Church
Hwy 441 S., High Springs
Sunday School: 10 a.m.,
Contemporary Worship: 8:45 a.m.,
Traditional Worship: 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


"We know that in all things
we are more than
Conquerors. We are
Champions." Romans 8:37


Visit us at Sidney Lanier School, located at 312 NW 16 Ave. (Near Burger King, Comer of Main & 16thAve.)
* Congregational Prayer: 10 a.m. Praise & Worship: 10:30 am. 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

qChristian ,Life Fellowsblp 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 a.mJWorship 10:30 a.m. 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.anglican-fellowship.org
(352) 472-5433
f(352)472- 3 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10 a.m.
www.clfbest.org

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
IMPAC ING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
r ni ,^,A \(386) 462-1337

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6- 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities
and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


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


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Church in WesterAlachua 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 Liftng Up
the Name ofChrist-Come hear the Doctrines ofGrace


Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (SKCON)
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

Legacy bFaptist Church
n Sunday Services at The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
Church Service- 10:30 am
Family l -,Ik ;1il,:' -6:30 pm
Pastor John Jemigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistch urch.org

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 a.m. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study

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


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


Living Hope in Christ
Outreach Ministries
1120 S. Main Street, High Springs
Located on Hwy 27 acrossfrom 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

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

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
.. Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 3864628454
Pastor Mike Lee


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


Miracle Restoration &
Deliverance Center .
House of Prayer


11901SE Douglas Slreel, High Springs
Paslor Emma l.Thomas 386.454415 t


www passageministries.org


/, Service Times
S / Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p;m.
/ 1 Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
F A v c H u R c Youlh Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
SivesSenior Pastors Fdwin & ,ngela nderson
S cting t of 386-454-1563
Gdwith ord." www.impactfamilychurch.com
G 16710 NWUS 441 Between High Springs & Alachua

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School lin a.m. W worship 11 a.m.. List your Place of
E ening Ser\ ice 6 p.m. Worship
Wednesday Fellowuhip Mejl 6 p.m.
Pra\ er tig Bible Stud\ p.m. here
RAs. (GAs & Studenis p Call (386) 462-3355
Nurer\n Pro\ ided
Terr\ Elixson. Jr.. Pastor for more information.
38'-462-3391 18105 N\W 22 A.\ 'ue

Services
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
of I ie Children's Church 11:30 a.m.
AssembofodWednesday:
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 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


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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A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007


Local chapter of Order of the Eastern


Star presents books to local library

Special to Alachua County Today I1l11 l ,an '


Recently Mrs. Gail Walker, Associate
Matron and Chairman .of the Public
Awareness Committee and Mrs. Martha
Evans, Worthy Matron of Santa Fe
Chapter No. 105, Order of the Eastern
Star presented several cartons of books
and a monetary donation to Mrs. Martha
Roberts, Head Librarian of the High
Springs Branch Library. The Chapter
made the donations as part of their public
outreach program.
The Order of the Eastern Star is the
largest fraternal organization for both
men and women in the world. It has as
its inspiration biblical examples of
heroic conduct and moral values and is
dedicated to charity, truth and loving
kindness.
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Photo special to Alachua County Today
Mrs. Martha Evans, Mrs. Gail Walker and Mrs.
Martha Roberts, Librarian.


Come to High Springs for


the holidays

Special to Alachua County Today
Downtown High Springs is the place to be this
holiday season. Merchants are participating in a
Shopping Spree giveaway worth $1,000 (and rising)
to the lucky winner. Between now and Dec. 21, if you
are over 18 years of age, complete a registration form
with one of the participating merchants and you will
be eligible to win this fantastic gift certificate drawing
on Dec. 22. You or the lucky friends and family you
share this with will have until Jan. 31, 2008 to redeem
gift certificates with the generous shopkeepers in
Historic High Springs. Visit
www.highspringsmainstreet.com for more
information or visit shops and ask to register.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the 12th Annual Night-time
Christmas Parade will take place along 441 and Main
Street in downtown. Following the parade will be the
annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa Claus visit.
The City of High Springs, the Chamber of Commerce
and Main Street have a few special surprises in store
for the crowd this year. So... don't miss this year's
"The Waters of High Springs" parade. There are a few
days left to enter if you want to participate. Go to
www.highsprings.com for an application or call the


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Chamber office 386-454-3120. The entry fee is $15.
The High Springs Farmers Market will host a
"Buy Local Block Party" Dec. 6, 13 and 20. The
Market will also host "Art in the Park" on Dec. 8 from
10 am. to 4 p.m. For additional information call 386-
454-3950. See city.highsprings.com for regular
updates about the High Springs Farmers Market at
James Paul Park.
On Dec. 15 plan to visit downtown and
experience the "Spirit of High Springs" where the
sounds of the season can be heard in beautiful
downtown High Springs. Songs.from local groups
will be performed in James Paul Park in celebration of
this special time of year. Plus, the
High Springs Farmers Market will host a Holiday
Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information
call 386-454-3950.
On Dec. 23rd the High Springs Farmers Market
will host a Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. Lovely
homes throughout town will open their doors and
welcome guests to come and enjoy their hospitality
and refreshments while the beautiful sights, sounds
and smells of the season waft through the crisp
December air. You may just catch a glimpse of Old St.
Nick checking his list and looking in
center the big day! For more information
,o~lfE call 386-454-3950.
These events are brought to you
by the City of High Springs, the
High Springs Chamber of
Commerce, the High Springs
:. J Farmers Market and the High
SSprings Main Street group.
Throughout the year these folks
work to showcase the charm and
S unique character of High Springs.
This Holiday Season is the perfect
l.^ u,.,, i .. time to visit and see just how special
High Springs truly is.
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(386) 454-3437


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Lillian Spencer Carwithen
Lillian Spencer Carwithen of Ft. Pierce died
in St. Augustine at Samantha Wilson Care Center,
Bayview, on Friday, November 23, 2007
following a lengthy illness. She was 87.
Mrs. Carwithen was born in Alachua on
November 17, 1920 to Lillian and Ernest
Spencer.
A 1939 graduate
.. of Alachua High
SI' School, she
obtained her
bachelor's degree
from Florida
s .. Southern College
and a master's
S '-degree from Florida
;: Atlantic University.
She was a home
economics teacher
for 44 years and
served as president
of the Florida Home
Economics Association as well as the Florida
Vocational Association.
Mrs. Carwithen attended numerous
professional meetings during her career as a
teacher. She was a very creative and talented
person who enriched many lives ser\ ing as a
senior class sponsor for many years and taking
students on numerous trips.
Following her retirement, Mrs. Carvithen
was a volunteer at La% in\ ood Regional Hospital
and also delivered Meals on Wheels. She \%%a a


member of the Garden Club of Ft. Pierce and
took pride in having beautiful flowers and
landscaping at her home.
She was very active in the First United
Methodist Church of Ft. Pierce, playing the piano
and singing in the choir, and was a charter
member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority. She
traveled extensively and attended numerous
Elderhostels.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Rev. Frank Carwithen.
Survivors include her brother, Ernest Spencer
(Rose Anne) of Alachua; sisters, May Uhl (Bob)
of Decatur, Georgia; Esther Whetstone (Henry)
: of St. Augustine; four nieces; and five nephews.
A graveside service will be held at
Newnansville Cemetery in Alachua on Thursday,
November 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev.
Rob Atchley of the First United Methodist
Church in Alachua.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the
First United Methodist Church in Alachua. 14804
NW 140 Street, Alachua, FL 32615 or the First
United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierce,- 616
Orange Avenue, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 o r a
favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the care of Milam
Funeral. and Cremation Services, Gainesville,
Florida.
Obituaries: The obituaries in this section are
considered news and are published free ofcharge by
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First aid for a broken tooth


Q: What should I do if I
break a tooth?
A: It's not unheard of for a
tooth to break as the result of
an accident like a fall, or from
biting on a very hard object,
like an unpopped corn kernel
or an ice cube. In the long
term, the tooth will have to be
rebuilt with an inlay, only or
crown. Until you can get to the
dentist, though, press a
protective cover of dental wax
over the broken tooth. Dental
wax, by the way, is one of the
items you should keep at home
in a dental emergency kit.
Generally it's not
impossible to reattach the


broken part of a tooth. But
keep the broken part if you can
and bring it with you when
you visit your dentist. If the
broken fragment is part of a
restoration the dentist may be
able to do something with it.
Let the dentist be the judge.
A knocked-out tooth is a
different story. If a knocked-
out tooth is protected don't
scrub it and dental treatment
is available quickly, it often
can be reimplanted
successfully. Talk with your
dentist about the first-aid steps
you should take in the event of
a dental emergency.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 A5
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nedfopageAl Coughlin believes tax is a bad idea

revenues in the budget. Drumm to levy the tax, along with approval from the city. Williams said it added the city needs to do a better Over the last few m
said residents would pay an by Florida voters of a Super would be a burden on High Springs job in reviewing rates. He said campaigning for the H
additional estimated $1.50 more Homestead exemption that will be if the tax isn't passed. maintaining the lower water rates Commission, Coughlir
thfn; ..i.r hill npn, ; i, on the ballot in January. "If we have no money, how can for a prolonged period of time a priority of his to curb


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approval of the tax by city
commissioners.
If the proposed tax is rejected
by the commission, Drunm warns
the already tight budget would be
short $36,000. City staff positions
such as recreation, fire, and police
may be cut, along with cuts in
funding for projects. He admits
managing the budget would be
difficult if commissioners, declined


Even in the midst ofuncertainty
regarding the city's budget, Drumm
said having a balanced budget is
important for High Springs. "My
concern is we must have a balanced
budget."
High Springs Commissioner
Byran Williams encourages
residents to have input on the issue.
He believes residents would not
mihd paying a small fee for the
continuation of quality services


we run the city?"
Mayor Larry Travis agrees with
Williams about residents taking an
active position on the matter to help
determine what course the city
needs to take on the tax. Travis is
unsure how much residents should
be taxed, but said he wants a tax
that is fair to everyone.
Commissioner Jim Gabriel said
it's imperative to have a fair rate
structure on water services, and


hasn't been a good idea for the city.
"We have tried to hold the line,
and almost to a point of being
irresponsible."
Gabriel is unsure how he'll vote
- the next time the issue is brought
up.
Coughlin said it's a bad idea to
tax residents at this time. "We
shouldn't have a mindset of placing
additional fees with budget cuts
coming."


Commission holds the line on pay


By DAN REID
Today Reporter


HIGH SPRINGS With the City of High
Springs facing a budget crunch this year,
Commissioners last week decided that it
wasn't the right time for an increase in their
monthly pay.
The Commission, by a four to one
margin, voted to keep their pay at $700 a
month for the next year. Commissioner Bill
Coughlin, who cast the dissenting vote,
wanted to decrease the monthly pay by 10-
percent as a way to tighten the city's wallet.
"I thought it would set the right tone,"
said Coughlin.
High Springs resident Dru Travis told
Commissioners that it would be in the city's
best interest to decline a pay raise. "The
Commission deserves a raise, but not at this
time."
Larry Travis, who makes $750 a month as
High Springs Mayor, said if residents were
concerned about the Commission's
compensation, they should have voiced their
opinions during the budget workshops that
were conducted over the summer. He said


the beginning of a new fiscal and commission
year is not the appropriate time to discuss the
issue.
Commissioner Kirk Eppenstein said the
Commission deserves to be properly
compensated for the various duties they
perform such as attending city meetings and
workshops, along with participating in
ceremonial events around High Springs.
Even though being a commissioner takes a
toll on their personal lives, he said each
member enjoys serving the community.
"This is a job we all love," said
Eppenstein.
According to High Springs City Manager
Jim Drunm, for almost 20 years
commissioners were paid a monthly stipend
of $400 a month, while the mayor was
compensated at a rate of $425. In 2005 the
city conducted a review of commission
salaries among municipalities around the
state.
Even though High Springs is growing in
population, commission salaries are low
compared to the compensation that
Newberry and Alachua commissioners


receive.
In Newberry, commissioners receive
$782.60 a month for their services, for a total
of $9,391 annually. Meanwhile, Mayor John
Glanzer is compensated at S1,080 a month,
for an annual salary of $12,960.
Alachua, which is the second largest city
in the county, pays their commission
members $1,375 a month, for a total of
$16,500 annually. The city's mayoral
position garners a monthly wage of $1,500
that comes out to an annual salary of $18,000.
Alachua Mayor Gib Coerper said being a
commission member doesn't consist of only
attending city meetings every two weeks. He
noted that much of his time is consumed by
going to various board meetings located
outside of the city of Alachua, along with
traveling across the state to attend various
functions. 'Because of the time, travel and
expenses that come with being a commission
member, Coerper said elected officials
deserve proper compensation.
"It's part of the compensation, and that's
the way it'should be."


ROBBERY:
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0 L Flagg's brother arrested recently

escapees caught near in another home invasion robbery
intruders pushed the infant and occurred, according to Lloyd.
the babysitter to the floor while The money stolen from the
H igh Spri s the five, six and seven year olds home was reportedly being
were in the living room. At saved for a wedding.


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
tijtH SPRINGS Iwo
fugitives who escaped from the
Department of Corrections
Reception Medical Center in
Lake Butler last Wednesday,
are back in jail after they were
arrested by Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP) troopers north of
High Springs.
According to FHP
spokesperson Mike Burroughs,
authorities began looking for
the two escapees, Justin
McCullough and William
Bruton, early Wednesday
afternoon. He said Trooper
Daniel Caulk was conducting a
traffic stop in High Springs
when High Springs Police
Officer Michelle Kemp notified
him that both men were
possibly in the High Springs,
area.
Meanwhile, Caulk began
patrolling State Road 45 and
spotted a black Honda that
matched the description


COUGHLIN:
Continued from page Al


provided by Kemp. The officer
conducted a traffic stop on the
vehicle with the assistance of
fellow Trooper Mike Jordan.
The troopers recognized
McCullough and Bruton and
placed them under arrest.
Burroughs reported that
McCullough and Bruton were
being driven by Bell resident
Shon Whitwood. According to
Burroughs, Shon .Whitwood's
brother, Ryan, and his wife
were traveling on U.S. 129
when McCullough stepped out
of a wooded area and flagged
the car down. Once the car
stopped, the escapees offered
Ryan Whitwood $50 for a ride
to 1-75. However, Whitwood
took his wife home and picked
up his brother to accompany
him.
Burroughs said it was fortunate
that no one was handed during
the incident, and recommends
calling local authorities instead
of offering a ride.
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least one of the men was armed
with a gun the police report,
states.
After taking what police
called "substantial" sums of
money from the home, the four
robbers fled, forcing the five
and six year old boys out of the
home. The two youngsters
apparently escaped to a
neighbor's home.
Flagg remains in custody of
the Department of Juvenile
Justice after being arrested
Tuesday in connection with the
robbery according to APD
Detective Darry Lloyd.
"Flagg is being charged
with home invasion,
kidnapping and grand theft -
all felonies," said Lloyd.
None of the children in the
home seem to have .been
injured although the infant is
still under close 4atch, the
detective said.
One .of the parents was
walking back from a nearby
store when the robbery


All commissioners have served as mayor


With Flagg arrested, police
are still searching for three
others believed to be connected
to the crime, none of whom are
believed to be older than 20
years old.
APD also reports that
Flagg's brother was arrested in
another home invasion robbery
which happened less than two
months ago.
Lloyd, perplexed by the
robbery, said, "I don't know
why these kids think they can
go inside somebody else's
home and steal their property.
"When these [intruders] barge
in on these innocent children
and threaten them, you change
the course of their lives.
"I just can't make sense of
this at all" said Lloyd.
Det. Lloyd is asking anyone
who might have information
about Saturday night's robbery
to contact him at APD by
calling 386 462-1396.
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months, while
[igh Springs
n said it was
spending if


elected. He reiterated that theme on
Friday by saying the city needs to
be conservative with its spending.
Coughlin countered remarks that


he wanted to cut a firefighter
position by saying, "To say I'm
cutting a firefighter position is
unfair."
The Commission will discuss
the public service tax at its next
meeting on Dec. 13.
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CAMPAIGN
Increased enforcement begins
Feb. 1,2008
There is a grace period from:
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'Ihe Celebration will begin v ith our Cbristima Tree
Lighting in front of the new City Hall, and then move to
our beautiful Main Street in downtown Alachua.
All children are invited to get a complimentary photo
with Santa along with a special treat!
The Gainesville Choristers and Countryside Christian
School will be caroling along Main Street.


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Travis, who replaced former Mayor Tom
DePeter in September, was unanimously selected by
the commission for another term as mayor.
One unique aspect of this year's commission is
that each commissioner has also served a term as the
mayor of High Springs. Coughlin, Jim Gabriel, Kirk
Eppenstein, Byran Williams and Travis have all
served as mayor within the last five years. The
number of previous mayors on the dais equals six, as
the city's new attorney, Tom DePeter, served as High


Springs Mayor from November 2006 to September.
He resigned from his seat to assume his current
position from then city attorney Jim Pendland, who
was retiring. City Manager Jim Drumm noted that
serving as mayor provides an in depth perspective on
the area, along with requiring strong leadership
skills.
"We have a commission with excellent
experience," said Drumm.


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Heartland Communities.
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Citizen right and wrong on CATS


In recent commission meetings the City ofAlachua
Transportation Service (CATS) has come under fire over
lagging ridership and funding concerns.
Initially funded in part by the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT), CATS reached the one-year mark
in September with still plagued by low usage. FDOT
called on the City to develop a plan to improve utilization
of CATS before reapplying for additional grant funding.
Meanwhile, commissioners had the foresight to budget in
funding for the program so as to prevent interruption of
the service a wise move, we believe.
City staffers recently requested approval from the
commission to proceed with applying for grant funding
from the National Center on Senior Transportation
(NCST) to help shoulder some of the costs for operating
the service. But that request was met with opposition
from none other than Carol Thomas, one ofAlachua's
own seniors.
Thomas argued that CATS does not provide adequate
transportation for seniors and thereby the City would be
disingenuous in applying for the grant. Thomas said
CATS should be funded through the financial assistance
of local corporate partners including Wal-Mart and Dollar
General distribution centers.
Thomas seems to maintain a shortsighted view of
CATS, its funding and its history, although she brings to
light some valid points. But making sense of the situation
requires an historical perspective.
While CATS provides shuttle service to and from
Gainesville, it receives no funding from the Metropolitan
Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO). It should
also be noted that the Gainesville and Alachua County
Commissions hold the vast majority of votes on the
MTPO.
After meeting with MTPO members in 2006, City of
Alachua officials soon realized the voting interests on the
local planning organization had no intentions of providing
financial assistance to a broader regional shuttle service.
And so it was through a newly-established Greater
Alachua Transportation Taskforce that CATS was
ultimately born.
CATS was created with the intent of transporting
those who lack the means to travel to Gainesville for
medical appointments and shopping and bringing workers


into Alachua's job centers.
Contrary to Carol Thomas' view, the Alachua County
Today Editorial Board finds application for funding from
NCST to be an ethical and prudent decision. We in fact
laud city staffers for thinking outside of the box and
seeking alternative funding mechanisms for CATS.
While ridership of CATS is still low, transit services
require consistency. A large part of the program's success
is also contingent upon buy-in from senior citizens,
employees at Alachua's job centers and corporate partners
who employ potential riders.
Thomas was correct, however, in her assertion that
corporate partners should support CATS. Although the
City can't force major employers, which are already
paying hundreds of thousands in property taxes, to
contribute to the shuttle, it can apply pressure.
An investment in CATS would be a noticeable
goodwill gesture on the part of companies such as Dollar
General, Wal-Mart and Sysco, and pale in comparison to
taxes they already pay. But more than financial
assistance, the companies could partner with the City to
encourage an even greater participation by employees.
Ridership of CATS has increased substantially in
recent months from an average of 84 riders a month to
172 since August. However, the service is far from its
potential. The ever-increasing cost of fuel, no doubt,
accounts for some of the increase, but City officials also
note their new marketing strategy to work directly with
the citizens on making CATS the service it ought to be.
The MTPO will have an opportunity to show how
committed it is to public transit during a Dec. 13 meeting.
We hope board members will see fit to offer some funding
for the program and, perhaps more importantly,
suggestions and a helping hand for improving CATS
service to citizens.
Public transportation almost never pays for itself on
ridership fares alone. Subsidizing transit systems is often
criticized as'a waste of tax dollars, but research suggests
otherwise. There are many more compelling reasons for
supporting CATS than killing it.
Economists have shown that fuel and other
automobile-related taxes paid by motorists don't even
come close to covering the costs associated with
maintaining the roadway network. Public transit leads to


reduced congestion for those individuals who choose to or
must drive themselves. The cost to society of building
additional roadways far exceeds the cost of public
transportation.
According to Community Transportation Association
of America, bus transit is 37 times safer than automobiles
when measuring fatalities per passenger mile traveled.
Alachua County Today suggested in August that the
City of Alachua include stops at major shopping hubs
such as The Oaks Mall and the Archer Road area. While
stops in shopping districts are secondary to essential
needs such as employment districts, it may be the catalyst
that drives awareness and ridership in the right direction.
We also urged the City to conduct a survey of
residents in Alachua to determine transportation needs of
potential commuters. Perhaps additional stops would
generate new and consistent riders without increasing
costs.
As a community, Alachua and other towns need to
begin establishing a multimodal transportation system
which encourages commuters to consider taking the bus.
People are rather reluctant to give up the freedom that
comes with driving to and from work each day.
Convenience often trumps practicality and costs, but $4
daily bus fares seem more enticing than a $15 fuel bill.
If area residents don't use CATS, they will lose it as a
mode of transportation.
CATS is showing recent signs of progress and can
become a success story through the cooperation of the
many employers, riders and local political leaders.
We urge major corporate partners to take on a more
engaging role in the future of CATS. Potential riders
must look to the service as a means to save on auto and
fuel costs while freeing up time during their bus ride.
The City of Alachua should continue seeking grant
funding to not only maintain current levels of service for
CATS, but improve it via additional stops and an
increased network with other transit services in the area.
It is incumbent upon each MTPO board member to
look beyond political boundaries and ensure the fiscal
health of CATS for the greater good of the community at
large The public will be watching.
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POLICE REPORTS


High Springs Police Department
The information below has been compiled
based on police reports provided by the High
Springs Police Department.
Today Staff Report
*On Nov. 17 at 3:15 p.m., High Springs Police
Department officers arrested 25-year-old Fort White
resident Michael Richard at the Bealls Outlet at 20201
U.S. 441. He was arrested for two warrants of violation
of probation stemming from nonmoving traffic
violations.
*On Nov. 20 at 7:53 am., Chris Whitfield reported to
police that sometime between 10:45 p.m. on Nov. 19 and
7:30 am. on Nov. 20, the back and side window of his
truck was broken out while parked at his place of
business at 26285 U.S. 27. According to police, there
was no entry into the vehicle.


'On Nov. 22 at 8:07 p.m., an employee of the S&S Food
Store at 905 South Main Street reported to police that
someone pumped $66.33 in gas with an invalid credit
card earlier in the evening. Police are still investigating.
'On Nov. 21 at 1:03 p.m., High Springs Police
Department officers conducted traffic stop atthe 17700
block of U.S. 441 of a vehicle driven by 58-year-old
High Springs resident William Rivers for speeding. It
was discovered that his drivers license was suspended,
and there were 1.5 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Police arrested Rivers for a suspended license and
marijuana possession, and cited him for traffic violations.
'On Nov. 17 at 12:35 p.m., an employee of the Island
Food Store at 605 Santa Fe Boulevard notified police of
receiving $220 from several customers that appeared to
be counterfeit Contact was made with one suspect
based on the description received by the store clerk. One
of the suspects was identified as 40-year-old High
Springs resident Earl Hoover.


National team says Alachua


County Jail shows improvement


Special to Alachua County Today
Representatives from the National Institute of
Corrections visited the Alachua County Sheriffs
Office Department of the Jail on Sept. 24 and 25, 2007,
as part of a reevaluation of the Jail's inmate
classification procedures requested by Sheriff Sadie
Damell. The previous evaluation of the Jail's
classification system was completed in March 2004.
The two-person team observed significant
improvements in the jail's inmate classification system
and specifically took note of areas that fulfilled the
intent of the original 2004 recommendations.
Currently, the jail's classification unit uses a model of
classification developed by Dr. James Austin. This
model takes into account an inmate's past criminal


history and institutional behavior when selecting
appropriate housing within the jail. The team
commented that the inmate interview currently in use
by classification staff could serve as a model for other
jails to follow.
Other improvements noted include the recently
implemented pre-classification male housing unit
Although only in operation for a short time, the unit has
been well received by both inmates and security staff.
Due to the increase of the jail's inmate count over
the last few years, the team offered the opinion that the
jail would greatly benefit from a formal Jail Population
Assessment or even an assessment of the entire
criminal justice system., With the jail population
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yearly economic cost of alcohol-
related car accidents is $45 billion.
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White Female, White Female,
07/12/1959 07/21/1961
5'02" 5'06"
Brown Hair, Brown Hair,
Green Eyes Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Assault, Possess
Narcotic
equipment,
Conditional release
violation on
domestic violence
(5 counts)


Currently
wanted for:
Possess cocaine,
Possess drugs
without
prescription,
Possess marijuana,
Possess narcotic
equipment


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Mellissa C.
Ellis (Torres)
White Female,
12/13/1980
5'07", 140 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DUI, Possession
of a controlled
substance,
Possession of
cannabis less
than 20 grams


Ricardo V. Brandon M.
Mendoza Lewis
Hispanic Male, Black Male,
4/3/73 9/1/85
5'06", 150 Ibs 6'01"
Black Hair, Black Hair
Brown Eyes Blrown Eye
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Aggravated'
Assault w/
deadly weapon;
False
Imprisonment;
Sexual Assault


Currently
wanted for:
Possession of a
Controlled
Substance w/o
prescription


Kyril
Autro
Ward
Black Male,
12/26/1973
5'9", 160 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order -
Child Support,
Driving With a
Suspended
Drivers License


David
William
Henley
White Male,
11/16/1948
5'9", 175 Ibs
Grey Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny,
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


Jimmy
Dean
Ruffner
White Male,
01/17/1986
5'9", 150 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery, Driving
With a
Suspended
Drivers License


Reginald
Climpson
Black Male,
08/17/1959
5'9"
Black Hair,
Brown Hair

Currently
wanted for:
Possess narcotic
equipment


Anthony
Michael
White Male,
07/27/1970
5'07"
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Matthew Kim
Camargo Melton
White Male, Black Male,
07/18/1976 4/12/1960
5'109" 5'10", 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Hair, brown Eyes
Brown Eyes


Brown nyes

Currently
wanted for:
Cocaine
Traffic


Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


John F.
Englehorn
White Male,
5/9/1945,
6'01", 180 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sex Offender
Violation


Craig A. Devin
Harris Tyree
Black Male, Pryce
05/18/1965 Black Male,
5'4", 175 Ibs 06/12/1987
Black Hair, 6'1", 205 Ibs
Brown Eyes Black Hair,
Brown Eyes


Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order -
Child Support


Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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Yolanda N.
Moment
Black Female,
2/19/1969
5'05", 145 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Drug
paraphernalia


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


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
DO NOT APPROACH OR ATTEMPT TO
APPREHEND ANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS.
IF NECESSARY, CALL 911.
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A8 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007


P'DIDDLES:
Continued from page A 1


Expected to open in fall 2008


The guest list of the Wednesday
morning's turning of the soil was a
who's who of area leaders. Progress
Corporate Park owners were joined by
the Council for Economic Outreach's
Brent Christiansen, UF Vice President
Win Phillips, Alachua Mayor Gib


Coerper, City Manager Clovis Watson,
Jr. and many more.
Phillips, who oversees research at
UF, commented at the ceremony about
the expanding biotechnology market
and the success of the Sid Martin
Biotech Incubator.
"Virtually all the things university


officials hoped for...have come to
fruition," he said about the incubator.
"The success of this park is about
more than lab benches and fax
machines.
"This is a place where a community
of scientists and entrepreneurs can
share ideas." Phillips said.


Progress Two and Three buildings
are similar to Progress One which
opened in May with 32,000 square
feet. The facilities provide shared
laboratory space for multiple tenants.
The pooling of resources is intended to
allow smaller biotech startups to gain
access to valuable lab equipment


which is otherwise beyond their
financial resources.
The opening of p'diddles' second
location is expected in fall 2008, while
Progress Park 2 and 3 are expected to
open in June 2008.
# # #


Honorary member ofAlachua Lions Club


Baseball.
Dr. Bruce Kone, Dean of the University of Florida
College of Medicine, remembered Dr. Cade, saying, "He
had a wide range of research interests. He was a very
creative scientist. He was the perfect blend of imagination
and practicality."
Joking in 2005 about attempts to flavor the sports drink
with lemons, Cade said, "We got lemon squeezers' cramp
after five lemons. We liked the taste of it though no one
else did. Then we made it sweet and we thought it tastes
very good."
Dr. Cade's favorite flavor of the sports drink was
orange, which he drank during the dedication ceremony of
a historic marker on Nov. 16, 2007, which recognizes the
University of Florida as the birthplace of Gatorade.
Among his other achievements, Dr. Cade was also a
well respected professor at UF, where he taught internal


medicine, served patients and conducted research. After
working for the university for 43 years, he retired at the
age of 76 in November 2004. He received many honors
during his tenure at UF and was recently inducted into the
Gators' Hall of Fame.
Dr. Cade was made an honorary member of the
Alachua Lion's Club in 2000 and was also a known
philanthropist. He contributed to many local charities and
organizations throughout his lifetime, including the Lions
Club's Sight and Eyeglasses collection projects, and was
made a Grand Lion in 2001 by the Florida Lions
Foundation for the Blind.
Warren Woolsey, fellow Alachua Lions Club member
and the club treasurer said, "He was a very generous man.
Lion Bob will be sorely missed by his fellow Alachua
Lions."
Beyond Dr. Cade's passions for medicine and
philanthropy, he enjoyed collecting and restoring
Studebaker automobiles and playing the violin for
the UF orchestra. He restored more than 50
Studebakers in his lifetime, which were often
featured in area parades.
Dr. Cade graduated from the University of
Texas at Austin and the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his six
children, Michael, Martha, Celia, Stephen, Emily
and Phoebe.
# # #


JAIL:
Continued from page A7


Advised to develop a master plan


continuing to grow beyond capacity, the
team advised that Alachua County
would benefit from taking steps to
develop a master plan to serve as a
rational model for future expansion,
while taking into consideration the
causes of jail overcrowding and
alternatives to incarceration.
Sheriff Sadie Darnell has a well


articulated vision for increasing the
programs available in the jail, initiating
outsideinmate work crews, increasing
the overall productivity of the inmates,
adding vocational training, and vastly
expanding the jail's emphasis on
reentry planning for Alachua County's
chronic offenders.
# # #


development regulations to reduce
reliance on SR 26 for short local trips.
Newberry Commissioner Bill
Conrad credits a workshop on the issue
from earlier this month in helping the
Commission learn more about the
details of the MOA. He said the MOA
may not be perfect, but it will help
Newberry grow.


"It allows us to start building again
and break this logjam," said Conrad.
Over the last few years development
and construction have come to a
standstill in Newberry due to the
uncertainty of the future of SR 26.
Mayor John Glanzer previously
expressed concerns that the lack of
improvements on the road would hurt


Annual Tour of Homres

co-sponsored with the Alachua Historical Society

Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1-5 p.m.

Tickets are. $10.

For tickets, contact Valerie Taylor at 386-462-4001 or get
them on the day of the Tour at the Clubhouse.

Alachua Woman's Clubhouse 14565 S. Main Street


businesses in Newberry or cause
business owners to move to
another location. In addition, he
said if improvements didn't
come in the near future, the
community would see an
economic stagnation.
The first segment of work on
the project will include surveys
and maintenance. Newberry
City Planner Lowell Garrett said
the project will be a long
process. "None of this is going
to happen overnight."
In March 2006, the FDOT
determined that SR 26 was at
maximum capacity with 11,000
trips per day on the road.
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The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Alarion Bank Say


' to Our Customers for Helping Us Grow to


in Our 3rd Year Serving the Banking Needs of Alacha and Marion Counties


Jon Kurtz,
Chief Executive Officer
and President


Robert Page,
Executive Vice President
Alachua County President


Walter Czuryla,
Executive Vice President
County Executive/Senior
I.-ii.lii- Officer


Spencer Barrett,
Barrett, Liner & Company


Michael P. Hill,
Robert Boissoneault
Oncology Institute


Loralee W. Miller,
Bosshardt Realty


Carol R. Bosshardt,
Bosshardt Realty


Job E. White,
Reddish & White, CPA


Gloria W. Fletcher,
Gloria W. Fletcher, PA


Ignacio L. Leon.
Haras Santa Maria
De Arasas S.A.


Tommy W. Williams, Jr.
Tommy Williams Homes


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Raiders win
over Columbia
in overtime
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SOCCER, B2

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SOCCER, B6
Ra iers defeated



Your award winning sports section -Florida Press


Newberry wins'Ricky I' sequel


MP- 11
RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today

Panthers face

Seminoles for

berth in title game

Semifinal matchup features
a pair of 12-0 teams
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
The Newbeny High School football team is on the
verge of accomplishing something only the 1992
Panthers have done and that is to play for a state
championship.
But in order for Newberry to realize its preseason
goal of playing for the state title in the Citrus Bowl on
Dec. 8, it has one more big game left to be played:at
Panther Stadium.
Tallahassee FSU (FloridaHigh) brings its number-
two ranking and its perfect 12-0 record to Newberry
on Friday to face the third-ranked Panthers and their
PREVIEW on page B2


RICK BABSSTON/Alachua County Today
ABOVE: Newberry's Benny Hadley carries the ball last Friday in the Panthers' regional final win over Ocala Trinity
Catholic. ABOVE LEFT Panther senior Antwan Ivey recorded 135 against the Celtics last Friday night.


* Newberry advances

to state semifinals.

By MIKE DAROZA
Today Sports Writer
NEWBERRY Upon hearing the
words Newberry High football, most
people around these parts associate the
term with offense, rushing yards and
senior all-state running backAntwan Ivey.
And although each played a valuable
part, in the end, it was actually a brilliant


performance by the Newberry defense
that delivered a 14-7 win in the Class 2B,
Region 2 final over Ocala Trinity Catholic
at Panther Stadium last Friday night.
With the score knotted at seven apiece,
Trinity Catholic marched inside
Newbeny's 20 yard line twice in the
second half, only to be tumed away by
two Panthers interceptions.
The first of which occurred when
Newberry senior defensive back Matt
Robinson stepped in front of a pass from
Celtics' quarterback Rob. Henry just
inside the Panthers' end zone with 4:45
remaining in the third quarter.


The second of those.two picks this
time by junior Ryan Brown, again in
Newbeny's end zone with 44 seconds left
in the third quarter was the backbreaker,
however, setting up the Panthers' 11-play,
80-yard game-winning drive that was
capped offby a five-yard touchdown run
by Ivey with 7:25 left to play.
"To be honest, we didn't panic when
our (defensive) backs were up against the
(end zone) there," said Newberry
defensive coordinator Chris Baker, who
could be heard saying, "that right there
PANTHERS on page B3


Leventhal becomes a 49er


ADAM BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Raider outside hitter Leah Leventhal is joined by coach Michele
Faulk and her family as she inks with UNC Charlotte.


* Santa Fe outside
hitter signs with
UNC Charlotte
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA-After years of hard
work at the high school level, Santa
Fe High School senior volleyball
player Leah Leventhal signed a,
letter of intent to play at UNC
Charlotte on Monday, Nov. 19. The
6-foot outside hitter finished the
2007 season with 103 service
points, 18 aces, 253 kills, 11 assists,
72 blocks and 132 digs.


Leventhal, who will now become
a 49er, visited UNC Charlotte on an
unofficial visit prior to the school
year starting and went on an official
visit earlier this month. She says
that the connection to the university
was almost instant.
"I met the coaching staff and
some of the teachers and academic
advisors," recalled Leventhal.
"They were all so welcoming and
the (volleyball team) are really
welcoming.
"The place is gorgeous and it just
felt like another home. I felt
comfortable; I wasn't nervous."
The 49ers finished this season
with a 15-13 record and 5-8 in


Atlantic-lO play this year. The
university itself is home to 21,500
students and is the largest
educational institution in Charlotte,
NC. The 49ers are a Division-I
school and their volleyball program'
is led by head coach Chris Redding.
Leventhal, who is receiving a full
scholarship to UNC Charlotte,
signed at Santa Fe in front of
teammates, high school coaches,
club coaches, family and friends.
"It is a huge honor for Leah that
someone of her caliber and level has
made it to the Division-I level,"
expressed Santa Fe head volleyball
LEVENTHAL on page B2


Raiders take OT


a Santa Fe downs
Columbia after
19-point deficit
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA It took a 19-point
comeback performance for the Santa
Fe High School boys basketball
team to defeat Columbia in
overtime, 68-63 on Tuesday night in
Raider Gym. The Raiders received a
24-point performance from senior
point guard Steven Shipwash in the
team's home opener.
Santa Fe (2-0, 0-0) used multiple
defensive sets in the second half that
frustrated the Tigers and helped
spark a 21-point fourth quarter for
the Raiders.
"It's a testament to how hard we


work. Our guys never quit on the
game," said first-year Raider head
coach Elliot Harris. "It's just an
overall good effort in the third and
fourth quarter. We had a never die
attitude and I told them before the
game that you're going to face
adversity but you have to keep
Fighting through it and dig."
In their first two games of the
season this year, the Raiders have
avenged losses to teams they fell to
lastyear. SantaFehandedly defeated
Fort White last week after falling to
the Indians in last year's final regular
season game. The Raiders fell to
Columbia in the championship
game of last year's Hitchcock's
Challenge.
Both teams struggled to produce
points early in the contest, totaling
RAIDERS on page B4


win


RICK BABSTON/AlacIhua County Today
Santa Fe point guard Steven Shipwash shoots over a pair of
Columbia defenders Tuesday night in the Raiders' five-point overtime
win. Shipwash scored a game-high 24 points for the Raiders.


Newberry blanked


in season opener


* Panthers lose top
returning scorer
Justin Arters for year
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
FORT WHITE The
Newbeny High School boys
soccer team has already had a
rough 2007-08 season and the
Panthers have only played one
match.
On Monday, Nov. 19,
Newberry dropped a 2-0 decision
in its season opener at Fort White.
But in addition to coming up short
in the District 3-3A contest, the
Panthers lost Justin Arters for the
season. The junior forward, who
led Newbeny with 16 goals last
winter, suffered a severe knee
injury towards the end of the first
i 4 ,


half.
The loss of Arters, who:
snapped his Anterior Cruciate-
Ligament (ACL) in two,
according to Newberry head
coach Rod Wamer, appears to be a
bigger setback .than the actual
defeat to the Indians.
"It is a huge loss. This kid, his
freshman year was one of the best
defenders around and his first year
as a forward he had 16 goals and
three assists," Wamer said. "I was
looking for big things from him."
Arters got hurt with 5:43
remaining in the first half as he
was heading towards the Fort
White goal trying to make a play.
He had to be helped off the field
by Wamer and assistant coach
Dan Sledge and the injury was
SOCCER on page B4


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One more

time and I

promise to

shut up,

okay?
Anyone who even vaguely knows
Mikey can attest that he and a dozen
or so of his cohorts can be found
clapping, slapping Ihigh fi'esi.
whooping, stooping, weeping,
leaping, cheering, jeering, yelling
and "what-the-helling" for the
Florida Gators football team on .n.\
given fall Saturday.
I can and should 'b able to admit
that.
But, for those who can take
enough time
to remove
the chips
from their

ears andot
stuff the dip
in their rs
mouths long
enough to
carefullyowing facts without
observe,
they should
be able to MIKEDAROZA
le-tif t f or the moment be th
like f e not
only a fan of the ators, but firstnd
foremost, a genuine admirer of the
game of college football.
So, ifyou're one ofthose who can
read the following facts %iothoe
Twisting them into some homer
tirade, maybe you will finally
understand why Tim Tebow should
at least for the moment be the
clear favorite for 2007 Heisman
Trophy.
And for you Florida fans out there'
who can't see around your orange
and blue blinders amid bend the
glowing aura of your beloved
Tebow, you need to pay attention
too.
Because, to be perfectly honest,
anyone who says Missouri's Chase
Daniel can't, won't or isn' coming
on strong to win the Heisman is a
complete fool.
I'll even go as far as to say that if
Daniel has another night in the Big
12 Championship game this
Saturday like he did against Kansas
last, Saturday, he might win the
Heisman r
You see, my point is I have no
problem with someone beating
Tebow out for the Heisman, and
neither should any other Gator fan.
Will I agree with it?
No.
Could I deal with it?
Yes.
What Mikey absolutely cannot
deal with (as if anyone cares) is not
awarding the "most outstanding
college football player of the year"
(Heisman) trophy to someone
DAROZA on page B3


I I I I I ,_ I





AI 4CHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007


.i .. I.


You Guess the Score!
Each week, Alachua County Today's Two-Minute Drill scoreboard
will be displaying a significant score from the past. Test your trivia
skills by trying to guess which game it was, and what two teams
played in the game that the score applies to. Please note that the
winner of the game always will be listed as the "Home" team,
regardless of where the game was played. This week's answer can be
found on B3.

EThe Mid-Florida Officials Association is recruiting
Individuals to become FHSAA Certified Officials. MFOA serve the
following Counties Alachua, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Lafayette,


Lake, Levy, Marion & Sumter Counties. Come join us, you may be the
next NFL or NBA official but, you will never know if you don't start.
For information contact Wade Clayton at 352-665-3142 or email:
wadeclayton@hotmail.com

ISanta Fe Youth Basketball Sign-ups
Sign up now at the Alachua Recreation Center. Ages 4-14 years old.
Contact us Alachua Recreation at 386-462-1610.

IThe Field of Dreams Baseball Academy, est. in 1991 and located
in Archer will be hosting their 7th annual holiday baseball camp for
all boys and girls ages 8 12 years old.


The camp will start on Thursday December 27th and run till
Saturday the 29th.
The times are from 9:30am 1:00 pm. each day. Cost is $ 125.00
This fun camp is loaded with activities, while learning your ABC's
of baseball. Campers will receive many prizes showing their skills
with several interesting drills covering infield, outfield, pitching,
hitting and more. The camp offers a 70ft. batting tunnel, with a
curveball pitching machine, along with many additional hitting
stations.
A 3-mound bullpen is featured to help campers work on their proper
pitching mechanics. Space is limited to 30 students. To reserve a spot
and for additional information call: Alan Bontya at (352) 246-3787.


PREVIEW:
Continued from page Bl

sparkling 12-0 mark.
While Newberry head coach
Tommy Keeler admits his team is
pumped up for this game, he doesn't
want to hear anything about what
could lie ahead for his group.
"It will be take care of business
Friday. There has been no planning
past that," said Keeler, who is in his
third year as coach ofthe Panthers. "I
don't talk about it (playing for the
state championship) and I make sure
my coaches don't talk about it
either."
One major key for Newbny has
been its approach to every game this


season. The Panthers always seem to
get excited every time they take to
the gridiron but at the same time they
take a business like approach to
getting the job done.
"I'm enjoying this ride right now
but I always thought when you got
to the state semifinals it would be oh
and ah," Keeler said. "But with this
group it has been business as usual,
let's get ready for the next game."
And that next game is with the
Seminoles, who have outscored
their opponents 440-93 and have
posted five shutouts this season,
having yet to give up point through
their first two playoff games. Florida
High features senior running back
Santuan McGee, who has received
interest from major Division-I


schools.. But it was junior
quarterback Kyle Stewart (12-for-16
passing, 198 yards, three
touchdowns) who led the Seminoles
to a 41-0 win over'Blountstown in
last Friday's Region 1, Class 2B
final.
"We have two 12-0 teams facing
each other. They (Florida High) are
well coached and I consider them to
be a well disciplined team," Keeler
said. "They run multiple offensive
sets, they run a little bit of option and
they obviously like to pass the ball.
Defensively they run a 5-2."
Newbeny is led by Antwan Ivey,
who has 2,195 rushing yards and 30
touchdowns this season Ivey, who
has scholarship offers from Wofford
and Carson-Newman and an official


visit planned to Ohio University in
January, has also generated interest
from' Middle Tennessee, Florida
International, Florida A&M,
Campbell and Bethune-Cookman.
Ivey ended with 135 rushing
yards and his five-yard touchdown
run was the eventual game-winning
score that lifted the Panthers past
Ocala Trinity Catholic 14-7 in last
Friday's Region 2, Class 2B final.
But Benny Hadley added 47 yards
and a touchdown with quarterback
Guy Brown chipping in 38 rushing
yards in the win. The Panthers have
outscored their opponents 455-107
this season, including three shutouts.
Newberry has also not given up
more than 28 points in a game this
fall.


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& Alachua County Today



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are partnering to bring you "The Best Storyteller." Starting "The Best Storyteller" is a historical fiction story
October 18, we will begin a campaign to get young people readers set in Hannibal, Missouri in 1850. It's the story
reading. Alachua County Today will publish an eight-chapter old Emily Todd, daughter of a Mississippi riverboat ca
serialized short story, "The Best Storyteller," as part of our finds adventure high on the river bluffs adventure thi
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Florida High has advanced to the
regional playoffs in six of the last
seven years and this is its first state
semifinal appearance since they
reached the Class 2B final four in
2003.
For Newbeny, a win Friday
would mark the first time it has won
three playoff games in a single
season. The Panthers, who were the
1992 Class 2Arunnerups won apair
of playoff games as did the 1993
club.
And recently, Newberry received
its latest bit of recognition as they
finally cracked the Beef O Brady's
Top 25, which ranks the top teams in
Florida regardless of classification.
The Panthers entered the poll at
number 22, while the Seminoles
joined the poll at 21.

LEVENTHAL frompage Bl

coach Michele Faulk. "To say that
we're proud of her is just an
understatement. I know Leah will
go up there and represent us very
well at that level.
"It's a great opportunity for Leah
to continue to play in a successful
program, continue to travel and
continue her education for free
pretty much. All of her hard work is
finally paying off."
Leventhal, a four-year letter
winner, has had tremendous career
at Santa Fe. She has helped the
Raiders to two back-to-back
regional final appearances in 2005
and 2006. Over her four-year
career, she has recorded 467 service
points, 112 aces, 744 kills, 24
assists, 213 blocks and 395 digs.
Leventhal admits that while


"Those things are all nice but it
comes down to what our focus has
been all year, coming out and
preparing each week, playing a good
game and getting a win," said
Keeler, who guided Newbeny to a
6-5 mark a year ago and to its first
playoff appearance since 2001.
"Those are nice things to have but
they don't mean a whole lot."
With another large crowd
expected, fans are encouraged to
arrive at Panther Stadium early. In
last week's regional final against
Trinity Catholic, fans weie turned
away as the just over 2,000 capacity-
mark was reached. Ticket sales on
Friday will begin at 5:40 p.m.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.

moving forward with the volleyball
career is exciting, her time at Santa
Fe has also been precious.
"There has always been great
support from the students, faculty
and staff," maintained Leventhal.
"I'll probably miss most the
atmosphere of the coaching staff
and the girls for sure."
The 49ers are graduating two of
their senior outside hitters from this
year's squad. Leventhal says she
hopes to be able to step into a
starting role through hard work in
the off-season.
"I have a lot of training to do
before the season starts," said
Leventhal. 'If I develop into what
he's (Redding) expecting then I
hope to be starting."
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Chapter Seven by Kav Hivelv
For several days the whole town talked about the big robbery.
Everyone knew that Emily had led the posse to the money. But
Emily did not get to hear very much of the story because she.was
kept at home by her mother. The sheriff and his posse hunted
several days for the robbers. Sheriff MA rrin finally called off the
search, saying the robbers must have escaped down river.
Emily told no one, not even her mi other about seeing the robbers
get away on the raft. Trih. was her way of -lankirg the men for
rescuing her and her friends.
At last, on Friday morning, Mrs. Todd told Emily that her
punishment was over. Mrs. Todd also told Emily -h.-i her father
was coming home that day. So, all mirnin- lo'ir Emily watched
the river. Finally, just after lunch, she saw a familiar riverboat
pj.ldlirjg its way up river. E '.ii'-.ili she grabbed her shawl
and called to her mother.
Emily and her :ni-i.'L I .' .ait.lJ only a few minutes before Captain
Todd blew his whistle to announce his arrival. As soon as the boat
was tied up, Emily jumped on board and raced up the stairs to see
her fi~ her in the pilothouse.
Captain Todd scooped up his daughter and whirled her around
1.. hle he planted a kiss on her cheek. When the boat was docked
and tied down securely, they left the pil'..i u. ..e. Captain Todd
hurried ashore to get a welcome home kiss from his wife.
After .,e-rinti, her husband, Mrs. Todd started back home, rodl
always stayed with her father while he got his paperwork in order
and secured the boat Sam, the youngtoy who had gone down
river with Captain Todd, sat on the dei:k i-ti rrul.y ',vhli.' she
waited for her father.
Both Emily and Sam had stories to share. Emily told Sam about
being lost in the cave and how she and her friends were rescued
by two strangers. Sam enjoyed every bit of the story. He also
enjoyed her story about the robbery and how she had watched
the robbers escape on the raft.
Emily made Sam swear not to tell anyone dial .he had allowed
the robbers to escape.
As Emily was telling her stories, Sam wrote rapidly in a litrl.
notebook. He told Emily that one day he wanted to be a writer
so he wrote down in rer.-.ing stories. Being lost in a cave and


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i...c.ini:, on a raft were very in i.':-I-..Lini, stories, Sam said, and
one day he might use them in a book.
Then Emily asked Sam about his ride on the river and his visit to
St. Louis. With a twinkle in his eye, Sam said he had many stories
to tell about what h".:- Ippid while he was gone. He said he would
start by telling how he had defeated the bloodthirsty river pirates
who attacked Captain Todd's boat on its way down stream.


Author Kay jlvely and Illustrator Billie Gofourth-Stewart are both oNeosho, Missouri.
Produced by the kiLsouri Press Foundation. Copyright 2005.


-Things to Think About and Do

A. Captain Todd's job requires him to be gone for several days.
Do you think Emily was happy to see him coming home?
Was Captain Todd happy to see Emily? Are you happy to see
members of your irn l ciolmingi home?
B. Do you think Sam is -H.llig the truth about the river pirates?
Do you know the difference between a fiction story and a
:i,, irlilt rn story? Tell your classmates a story like the one
Sam might tell about riding on the riverboat.


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PLANNING AND ZONING

BOARD MEETING

Notice is herby given that the City of Alachua
Planning and Zoning Board will hold a public
meeting on December 11, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., or as
soon as possible thereafter, on the following item.
The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd
Terrace, Alachua, Florida.

1. A request by Eng, Denman and Associates,
Inc., agent for HALACHUA Properties,
LLC, owner, for consideration of a Site Plan
consisting of the addition of a new drive
through-facility at an existing financial
institution on a 1.0 acre subject property,
located at 16404 NW 174th Drive, Alachua,
Florida. FLUM: Commercial; Zoning:
Commercial Intensive (CI); Tax Parcel No.
03044-020-011.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting
all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed item. Copies of the
proposed item are available for public inspection at
the Planning and Community Development
Department, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua,
Florida, on any regular business day between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the
Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written
comments on the proposed items may be sent to
the following address: City of Alachua, Planning
and Community Development, P. O. Box 9,
Alachua, FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to
Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings,
you will need a verbatim record of the proceedings.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a
disability requiring reasonable accommodation in
order to participate in this meeting should call the
City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 X 101 at least 48
hours prior to the public hearing.
(Pub.: November 29, 2007)
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PANTHERS:
Continued from page BI

was the game winner," following
Brown's interception.
"We had all the confidence in the
world in our kids, and they came up
with great plays when they had to.
Offense, defense, we're one big
family."
Despite running for 135 yards
and one touchdown, for the most
part, Ivey was kept in check by a
swarming Trinity Catholic defense
that, at times, stacked as many as 11
players near the line of scrimmage
to stop him.
Ivey, who was averaging more
than 187 yards per game (over 200
yards in the five games prior) and 10
yards per carry this season coming
into this game, carried the football
26 times, but 22 of those attempts
produced five yards or less.
That's when the rest of "the
family" stepped in, and stepped up.
While Ivey was being keyed on,
the No.3-ranked Panthers (12-0)
cleverly countered with inside
handoffs to fullback Benny Hadley
and option keepers by quarterback
Guy Brown.
Trailing by seven at the beginning
of the second quarter, Ivey broke
through a wall of Celtics defenders
and rambled 43 yards to reach the
Trinity Catholic 25 yard line.
Two plays later, with Irish eyes on
Ivey, Hadley took a quick-hitting
trap play, untouched, 19 yards for a
touchdown with 11:09 showing in
the first half.
Newbeny kicker Phillip Wamer
spit the uprights on the extra point
kick, and the game was all even at 7-
7.
Hadley would go onto finish with
47 yards and the score on eight
carries, while Brown chipped in for
38 yards on eight carries to help pick
up the slack.
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Newberry fans packed Panther Stadium to capacity last Friday
as the Panthers took on Ocala Trinity Catholic.


not the only one to watch out for,"
said Ivey, who despite all the
Attention from the Celtics' defense -
ran his overall season totals to a
staggering 2,195 yards and 30
rushing TDs on 229 carries.
"And our defense came up big,
too. We all did what we had to do to
get this win and keep (the playoff
run) rolling."
The two teams, who battled like a
pair of heavyweight fighters in their
23-20, double overtime tilt that saw
the Panthers escape victorious about
a month ago, would continue
trading proverbial punches for the
remainder of the game until Ivey's
late TD run provided the winning
margin
Not going away quietly, Trinity
Catholic (7-5) whose lone score of
the night came on a seven-yard run
by Terry Murphy in the opening
quarter-took one dramatic last shot
in the final 1:27 of the contest
Starting at their own 32 yard line
and time fading away, the Celtics
drove as far as the Newberry 34
before Henry's final fourth down
pass ricocheted off a defender and
just short of his receiver's hands
with 40 ticks left on the clock.
"For some reason, (Trinity
Catholic) has been a thom in our
side," said Newberry head coach
Tommy Keeler, who is 20-13 in his
third year, and has the Panthers one
game away- from their second state
championship game appearance -
their first coming in 1992.
"We didn't play well againstthem
last time, and I don't feel like we
played well against them this time.
"But, fortunately, we played well


enough to win both times. This
second time had a lot more riding on
it though."
Keeler must've felt as if he was
stuck in a series of Hollywood
sequels during the past two weeks.
Two weeks ago, his Panthers had
to win a rematch of last year's Class
2B regional semifinal over
Jacksonville-Trinity Christian for
the same prize this year.
Their reward?
A rematch with Trinity Catholic
and their first-year head coach
Ricky Nattiel who, by the way,
also happens to be one of best
players in Newberry football history
- in a game some hailed as "Ricky
II" as a parity to Sylvester Stallone's
"Rocky" sequels.
At any rate, thanks to the victory,
Keeler and his Panthers are. now
guaranteed a chance to view a "new
release" this week when No.2
ranked Tallahassee Florida State
University High School (12-0)
comes calling to Panther Stadium
Friday night
The winner will face the
Frostproof-Pahokee winner for the
Class 2B state title on Saturday, Dec.
8 in the.Orlando Citrus Bowl.
"I felt like we were going to have
a pretty good run this year, but I had
no idea anything like this could
happen," said Guy Brown.
"We just have to keep a level head
and keep playing hard, and
everything else will take care of
itself."
Mike DaRoza can be reached at
mdaroza@alachuatoday.com.


DAROZA:
Continued from page Bl

simply because they are a
sophomore.
That's utterly ridiculous.
C'mon.
Admit it If every Heisman voter
were forced to take even the smallest
injection of truth serum, they would
freely confess that if Tebow was a
senior, or even junior, we would be
talking about the biggest landslide
vote in the grand history of the
Heisman.
As it stands now, a lot of us at
least the ones who are honest with
ourselves are merely waiting to see
if enough voters blackball Tebow to
prevent him from winning it
But, today I intend to take one
final shot at proving to you why
Tebow should unquestionably win
the sacred bronze stiff arm.
No rah-rah speeches, myths or
opinions, just a handful of facts that
should not only make my point
relevant, but also make Tebow the
obvious choice.
Now, since there are other players
deserving of mention, let alone an
invitation to the Downtown Athletic
Club in New York a week from
Saturday, Mikey will throw in a
couple more names just to even the
playing field, and perhaps, drive my
point home.
Those names are junior Darren
McFadden of Arkansas and senior
Colt Brennan of Hawaii.
Hopefully, we can at least all
agree that Tebow, Daniel,
McFadden and Brennan are the real
contenders.


So, without further ado, here are
those precious few little facts (look
them up ifyou don't believe Mikey):

NTebow has seven more rushing
touchdowns than McFadden (22-
15) on 110 fewer carries. That's
32 percent more bang for the
buck in the same conference,
against a tougher schedule.

*Tebow is the first and only
player in NCAA history to rush
(22) and pass (29) for more than
20 TDs in one season. The man
has accounted for 51 TDs in
2007. For those scoring at home,
that's a little better than four
TDs per game. What team, let
alone an individual player, that is
a lock for at least four TDs a
game?

*Tebow has four fewer TD
passes (29) than Daniel (33), but
in 178 fewer pass attempts.

*Tebow has four fewer TD
passes (29) than Brennan (33),
but in 105 fewer pass attempts.
Daniel and Brennan are great, but
what would Tebow's numbers be
if he threw 105 to 178 more
passes? Yikes.

Throw in the fact that even in
Florida's three losses, Tebow still put
up great numbers, and virtually had
zero "bad" games -not one.
Or, that he ran for all those TDs
with a Superman-sized bulls-eye on
his chest, with the competition
knowing he was going to run 90
percent of the time.
Or, that he played with a badly


bruised shoulder, and had to take
pain-killing injections for no less
than four games this season.
Or, that he played nearly an entire
half against Florida State with a
broken (non-throwing) hand, and
still accounted for 5 TDs.
Whoops, now I'm starting to
sound like a homer.
Tell you what, go backto the facts
above and that should if you're
honest with yourself be all you
need to know.
Listen, without a doubt, Chase
Daniel may go out and deservedly
win the Heisman Trophy with a
great performance against
Oklahoma on Saturday.
And, if he does, e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e
should applaud him, and the voters,
for getting it right.
But, if he doesn't, and Tebow is
excluded from winning it simply
because he is a sophomore, then the
validity of what should be the
pinnacle award for the best player in
college football will take a major
credibility hit.

Mikey's Picks
Last week: 7-5
Season: 76-44
Newbeny over Tallahassee-FSU
High; UCF over Tulsa in the
Conference USA title game; Navy
over Army; Cal over Stanford; #8
USC over UCLA; #6 Virginia tech
over#11 Boston College intheACC'
title game; #14 Tennessee over #7,
LSU in the SEC title game; #2 West
Virginia over Pittsburgh; #1
Missouri over #9 Oklahoma in the
Big 12 title game.
Mike DaRoza can be reached at
mdaroza@alachuatoday.com.


Santa Fe off to stellar start


Special to the Today
The Santa Fe High
School girls soccer team is
on a toll in district play
with a spotless 4-0 record.
The Raiders are led by first
year head coach Tiffany
Thomas and hold an
overall record of 9-3.
The team defense is led
by senior co-captain Lawna
Hunter and is very solid
allowing only 17 goals.
The mid-field is led by co-
captain Kathleen Murphy
and combined with the
potent play of incoming


freshmen Lindsay
Rivas and Noami Lux
have connected with
senior forward Kelly
Coughlin to score a
whopping 45 goals.
Returning seniors
helping the Raiders to
such an impressive
start include Katy
Linkous, Amee
Graeber, Lizzie Condo
and Corrine Larsen
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Raider Brielle Bromenshenkel blasts past a
Keystone defender in her team's 2-0 win over
the Indians.


PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING AND

ZONING BOARD OF THE

CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA

.Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of
the City of Alachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed
Site Plan on December 11, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will
be held in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100
NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request by
Eng, Denman and Associates, Inc., agent for HALACHUA
Properties, LLC, owner, for consideration of a Site Plan
consisting of the addition of a new drive through-facility at an
existing financial institution on a 1.0 acre subject property,
located at 16404 NW 174th Drive, Alachua, Florida. FLUM:
Commercial; Zoning: Commercial Intensive (CI); Tax Parcel
No. 03044-020-011.

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At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
Site Plan. Copies of the proposed Site Plan are available for
public inspection at the Planning and Community Development
Department, 15100 NW 142 Terrace, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on
the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written comments
on the proposed Site Plan may be sent to the following
address: City of Alachua, Planning and Community
Development, P. O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Notice is
given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in
order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need a verbatim record of the proceedings. It will be your
responsibility to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk
at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.
(Pub.: November 29, 2007)
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RAIDERS fivm page B]

just 20 first-period points with the
home team leading, 11-9. However,
Columbia busted open the second
quarter with 25 points while the
Raiders collectedjust eight to give the
Tigers a 34-19 halftime upper hand.
Santa Fe was a poor 1-bfr-8 from the
free throw line in the opening half
"We just talked about the game
being played in runs and we're going
to make our run and be patient and
run our offense," said Harris about
his team's halftime discussion.
"Defensively we weren't making
stops. They were getting whatever
they wanted to get in the first half"
While the second half would
prove to be promising for the
Raiders, that certainly wasn't the case
early in the third quarter. Santa Fe
found themselves trailing by as many
as 19 points in the third period before
changing the tide through defensive
pressure. Shipwash recorded nine of
his game-high 24 points in the third
quarter.
Santa Fe was able to v. liittk- l% a.va
at the Tigers' lead and entered the
final session trailing 46-35. A
somewhat subdued home crowd
came alive and the momentum
shifted from the purple and gold
bench to the red and gray sideline.
'They made a little run in the third
quarter and pushed the lead out to
19," said Harris. 'Then we put our

SOCCER:
Continued from page Bl

first thought to be minor. Following
the match, Wamer thought Arters
might have just strained a tendon.
Unfortunately major damage was
done to the knee.
"He blew his knee out and he is
going to have reconstructive knee
surgery on Jan. 7," Wamer said. "He
is a little discouraged, but he'll be
fine for next year."
The injury to Arters forced
Wanmer to shift his lineup abit, when
the Panthers (0-1-0) were already
challenged by a lack of depth.
"It was a great effort for these
guys for a first game, but the depth
is going to hurt me this year,"
Wamer said. "It's always nice to get
the first one under your belt so you
can see what you've got and who
you need to move."
'In addition to the injury to Arters,
Warner said the freshman Wesley
Beardslee has broken heal and will
most likely miss the majority of the
season. The Panthers were also
without Josh Pardo, who will return
following the conclusion of the
Newberry football season. Wamer


defensive unit in with Ranell Carter,
Frank Snead, Steven Shipwash,
Darrian Taylor and Lane Presnell; we
started to get some stops."
The Raiders continued to keep the
Tigers on their toes, showing a zone
front, matching up man-to-man and
even throwing in a trap every so
often. The mix up on the defensive
side of the ball caused confusion by
Columbia and the Raiders took
advantage of tipped balls, steals and
scoring on the transition.
Santa Fe went on a 21-10 run in
the final quarter to force an overtime
period. Raider senior Danian Taylor
nailed a near-halftcourt shotjust after
the fourth-quarter buzzer sounded.
Santa Fe fans swanned the court in
hopes of the shot being counted as
good, but officials agreed that it was
shot after time expired.
Nonetheless, overtime was all
Santa Fe. The Raiders scored three
points on three straight trips down the
floor. Both Darrius Jones and
Stephon Lott drilled a shot from
downtown while Shipwash recorded
a three-point play with a lay-up and
made free throw after a foul. That set
the tone forthe overtime period as the
Raiders continued to a thrilling five-
point win. Lott did not touch the
floor, until the final minutes of the
fourth quarter.
"It (overtime) didn't go as we had
planned it because in the huddle we
said we're going to win the tip, but
we got a stop, got the ball and we hit

was also forced to play his son
Phillip Wamer, who is the kicker
and the punter for the Panthers
football team, extended minutes.
The original plan was to just use the
standout midfielder for throw ins
and free kicks. Newberry watched
its roster of 16 players get trimmed
to 12 players in a short time.
As for the match, Fort White (2-
1-2) took advantage of a Newberry
communication breakdown in the
third minute. Panthers defender
Adam Liverman tried to play the
ball back to his goalkeeper Aaron
Arters. However, Fort White's
Jonathan Nolan came up with the
ball and found Matt Collins who
scored to give the home team a 1-0
edge. The Indians carried that 1-0
lead into halftime.
"That was an error on my
defender. Adam (Liverman) turns it
in, he's confused he's got five feet
with traffic and tries to play it to the
keeper," Wamer said. "But he gave
me great effort, so he made up for
that mistake."
Newberry, which out shot Fort
White- 3-7, had some.chances to tie
the contest but was unable to do so.
In the 68th minute Fort White's


some big shots," said Harris.
"Darrius Jones hit a three, Stephen
Lott was very big off the bench He
(Lott) was being disciplined for
violation ofteam rules and he just had
a great attitude on the bench and felt
he served his punishment He gave
us a big lif. He scored eight points in
seven minutes and he was very key in
our run."
Jones was second in scoring for
the Raiders as the senior shooting
guard collected a career-high 16
points in his team's winning effort.
Of his 16 points, Jones can attribute
12 of those to three-pointers.
Columbia's Kernny Williams used his
speed and athleticism to keep his
team ahead most of the game.
Williams scored 24 points for the
contest.
One area of concem for Santa Fe
was its poor free throw shooting. The
Raiders were a disappointing 10-for-
24 from the charity stripe, a mediocre
42-percent
Santa Fe is next in action on Friday
night as the Raiders kickoff district
play with a road game against
Middleburg. The Raiders will then
face Orange Park Ridgeview on
Saturday on the road and then return
home Tuesday for a contest against
Suwannee. All games tip-offat 7:30
p.m.
Adam Boukari can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Jason Shiver scored on a free kick
from about 20 yards away to
provide the eventual final margin.
Indians' goalkeeper Stephen Lynch
had nine saves, while Aaron Arters
stopped five shots in net for
Newberry.
"I love to win and I'm always
disappointed with a loss, but you
know what for the football team I'm
thankful that those guys are having a
great year and hopefully when they
come out it will cany over onto our
soccer team," Warner said. "I think it
is going to be a different outcome
the next time we see them."
Fort White comes to Newbeny
on Thurs. Dec. 13.
The Panthers were scheduled to
be back in action at Lafayette on
Thurs. Nov. 29 but that game has
been cancelled. Newberry's next
match, a district contest, is slated for
Thurs. Dec. 6 at P.K. Yonge at 7 p.m.
The Newbeny girls soccer team
fell 8-0 at P.K Yonge on Tues. Nov.
20 and returns to the field on
Thursday for a district match at
Williston at 6 p.m.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Panthers have rough time in Gainesville


* Newberry suffers
lopsided losses at P.Y.
Yonge and The Rock
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
GAINESVILLE- It is a safe bet
that the Florida State University
football team did not enjoy its trip to
Gainesville last Saturday after the
45-12 pounding it received from
Florida.
But the Seminoles aren't the only
ones who have received harsh
treatment in Gainesville lately.
The Newberry High School girls
basketball team also had a rough go
of it in a pair of games against
Gainesville schools to start the
week.
On Monday, P.K. Yonge
pummeled the Panthers 72-17 in a
SDistrict 5-3A contest, before The
Rock rolled Newberry 52-19 the
following night.
S "Taking your licks like this isn't a
bad thing to do if they come out
tomorrow and Thursday and Friday
and learn fiom it," said Newberry
second-year 'head coach Scott
Frisina. "That's up to them. I told
them they have to decide. We can
put them in the x's and o's, we can
put them where they should go, we
can give them out of bounds plays,
but they've got to have the desire,
they've got to have the heart and


they've got to play with the pride to
come out and do what they need to
do."
Frisina said that fatigue from
playing back to back nights was a
factor against The Rock (3-2) on
Tuesday evening.
"We're playing four freshmen and
three or four sophomores. We have
two people back who played varsity
minutes last year," said Frisina, who
has one senior on his roster. "I think
part of the problem tonight was, and
I know the score doesn't look it, but
we played really hard last night
(against P.K Yonge). I think we
were tired and of course when
you're tired you make a lot of mental
mistakes."
Newberry's Lavarsha Nattiel
scored the first two of her team-high
12 points to pull the Panthers (1-3)
to within 3-2just 1:16 into the game.
But that would be about it from
Newbeny as from that point, The
Rock closed out the opening quarter
with a 204 run as the Lions led 23-
6.
Saule Kontautaite, who led the
Lions with a game-high 17 points,
drained a three-pointer from the top
of the key at the buzzer to give the
home team a commanding 35-9
.advantage at halftime. Kontautaite
and Indre Mikelenaite combined for
nine of The Rocks' 12 points in the
third quarter as the Lions led 47-15
after 24 minutes of action.


Newbeny's Stephanie Hardy had
a rebound and put back that
provided the final margin with 3:28
left in the game, which featured a
running clock.
"They're (The Rock) well
coached and they're a good team,"
said Frisina, who guided the
Panthers to the regional semifinals
in his first season a year ago. "We
want to play good teams, that's how
we get better and I think that's how
we made the playoffs last year."
Mikelenaite scored 15 points and
grabbed six rebounds, while
Jacqueline Owens followed with 11
points in the win for The Rock. For
Newbeny, Marquisa Ross had two
points and six rebounds, while
Hardy bad four points and four
rebounds in the loss.
The Panthers were also plagued
by what seems to be a re-occurring
problem through their first four
games of the season.
"They're not going to beat
anybody if they stand," Frisina said.
"They'll understand that if you
move, you get easy baskets and if
you stand the other team gets easy
baskets."
Newbeny returns to action on
Tuesday when they play host to
Williston in a District 5-3A contest
at 6 p.ni.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 462-3355.


Raiders on winning roll
RaI r nwi ngrl


Special to the Today
After losing eight starting
players from last season,
the Santa Fe High School
Sboys soccer team has made
an impressive start to its
2007-08 campaign.
Second-year head coach
Nick Miller has his team.
undefeated at a perfect 4-0
with three wins coming
over district opponents.
"I had no idea what to
expect coming into this
season," admitted Miller.
"Losing eight starters is
usually a complete
nightmare, and I wasn't
really sure how we were
going to fill such big holes.
"However, we have been
extremely fortunate. Our,
underclassmen have really


stepped up, we had an
unexpected surprise of
three new seniors, and
Syama Allard, Syami'
Erving, and Joey O'Brien
have been turning in their
usual solid performances."
The Raiders held a 10-9-
2 record last season and
were unable to advance
from district competition.
With the undefeated start,
Miller.says his team has the
opportunity to make a run
in the playoffs this year.
"I think we've already
surprised some teams this
year," said Miller. "And -
as has always been the case
with us if we can keep it
together upstairs, we've got
a shot at a really incredible
season."


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Special to Alachua County Today
Santa Fe's Syama (Shyam) Allard makes
a move in a game earlier this season.
Allard and the Raiders are off to a 4-0 start


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR ALACHUA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No.: 01-07CP1704
Division A

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD JOHN REGAN
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of DONALD JOHN
REGAN, deceased, whose date
of death was August 20, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
ALACHUA County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of
which is 201 E. University
Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32602-
0600. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.

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

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

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is November 29,
2007.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:


Im \ k i 1 .1./ M I i i It l \
Attorney for
DONALD JOHN REGAN II
Florida Bar No. 238181
Akerman Senterfitt
420 South Orange Avenue,
12th Floor
P.O. Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802
Telephone: (407) 423-4000
Fax: (407) 843-6610

Personal Representative:
DONALD JOHN REGAN II
401 N.W. 39 Street, Unit C
Gainesville, Florida 32607
(Pub.: November 29 &
December 6, 2007)
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF
ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN
COUNCIL OF TOWN OF
LACROSSE, FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the ordinance which title
hereinafter appears will be
considered for enactment by the
Town Council of the Town of
LaCrosse, Florida, at a public
hearing on December 10, 2007
at 7:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the matter can be
heard, in the Town Council
Meeting Room, Town Hall,
located at 20613 North State
Road 121, LaCrosse, Florida, A
copy of said ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the
public at the Office of the Town
Clerk, Town Hall, located at
20613 North State Road 121,
LaCrosse, Florida, during
regular business hours. On the
date, time and place first above
mentioned, all interested
persons may appear and be
heard with respect to the
ordinance.

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE
TOWN OF LACROSSE,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
TOWN OF LACROSSE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
RELATING TO AN
AMENDMENT OF TEN OR


THE FUTURE LAND USE
PLAN MAP OF THE TOWN OF
L A C R O S S E
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN,
PURSUANT TO AN
APPLICATION, CPA 07-1, BY
THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF
SAID ACREAGE, UNDER THE
AMENDMENT PROCEDURES
ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS
163.3161 THROUGH 163.3215,
FLORIDA STATUTES, AS
AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR
A CHANGE IN THE LAND USE
CLASSIFICATION FROM
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY
(LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 2
DWELLING UNITS PER
ACRE) TO COMMERCIAL OF
CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE
TOWN OF LACROSSE,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING
SEVERABILITY; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The public hearing may be
continued to one or more future
dates. Any interested party shall

be advised that the date, time
and place of any continuation of
the public hearing shall be
announced during the public
hearing and that no further
notices concerning the matter
will be published.

All persons are advised that, if
they decide to appeal any
decisions made at the public
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings and, for such
purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony
arid evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
(November 29, 2007)


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NOTICE OF HEARING


The High Springs City
Commission will hold a public
hearing on the following on
Thursday, December 13, 2007
at 6:30 PM..The hearing will be
held at the City Commission
Room at City Hall of the City of
High Springs, 110 NW 1st
Avenue, High Springs, FL. The
proposed are:

ORDINANCE 2007-51

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS
CODE OF ORDINANCES,
SECTION 70-36, PUBLIC
SERVICE TAX; RELATING TO
LEVY OF PUBLIC SERVICE
TAX; IMPOSING A PUBLIC
SERVICE TAX ON THE
PURCHASE OF WATER
SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

RESOLUTION 2007-P
A RESOLUTION ESTA-
BLISHING CITY WATER
SYSTEMS RATES, WATER
SERVICE CONNECTION
CHARGES; DEPOSITS, LATE
PAYMENT PENALTIES AND
RECONNECTION CHARGES;
METER TEST FEES;
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A copy of this document may be
reviewed at the Office of the City
Clerk, Monday through Friday,
8:00am to 4:30 pm. Interested
parties in the above item are
invited to attend and express
their concerns.

JAMES D. DRUMM
City Manager/Clerk

PLEASE NOTE: PURSUANT
TO SECTION 286.015,
FLORIDA STATUTES, IF A
PERSON DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE CITY


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NEED TO ENSURE THAT A
VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
WHICH RECORD INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND
EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE
APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICAN WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, A PERSON WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING ANY
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY
COMMISSION MEETINGS,
SHOULD CONTACT THE
OFFICE OF THE CITY
MANAGER, 110 N.W. 1ST
AVENUE, HIGH SPRINGS,
FLORIDA 32643, TELEPHONE
(386) 454-1416
(Pub.: November 29, 2007)
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR
PROPOSAL FOR SEWER
VACUUM TRUCK
FOR THE CITY OF
NEWBERRY, FLORIDA


The City of Newberry is
requesting proposals from
individuals or firms for the
purchase of a new vacuum
pump truck. We would like to
invite you to submit a sealed bid
based on the following
specifications:

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LABELED SEWER VACUUM
TRUCK and must be received
by 4:30 p.m. on December 19,
2007 at the office of the City
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Newberry Road, Newberry,
Florida.
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Beautitfl 2003 double-wide manuf. homein Call Deena Frickson-Klacko, 352494-2404. EST OPEN BUILDER, deed restricted OWN YOUR OWN PRIVATE OR-
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$179,900. #283161 water treatment system & outdoor grill. $50,000 to$79,000. #277792 7.7 cross-lenced acres with some pasture.
ADORABLE HOME IN THE WOODS. $299,000 is a great deal! Call Isabel Smith, BEAUTIFUL TRACT OF LAND. 50 Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920.
3BR, 21A on 1.9 wooded acres just inside 352-318-7829 or Todd Rainsberger, 352- acres in the city limits of High Springs in a $329,000. #283509
ColumnbiaCountyonpavedroad. Lgeback 339-5533. #277947 very desirable location for a "New LARGE STOREFRONT IN DOWN-
porch, peaceful setting. $199,900. Call Tony GREAT 3BR, 2BA CUSTOM HOME Subdivision of lomes". Call Martha Banes, TOWN HIGH SPRINGS. Almost 4,000
Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, 352- with oak cabinets, new paint, tile & carpet on 352-339-4069. $1,950.000. #272704 Sq. FL on Main Street with large garden area
318-7829.4284975 7.9 cross-fenced acres with 3 pastures& &S Gr onM a tir w in back. L onetad for office, retail
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Smith, 352-318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352- 6 cromss-nced acres. Stainless Appli., wood business. Home sits on a wonderfdl lot in Ft.
262-1159. $219,900.#279174 floors, tile, recessed lights, totally redone White. Great for lawyer, doctor,; accountant pa
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GARDEN! This 4BR, 2BA 1900 vintage '06 & new AG pxol w/deck. Call Martha also be sold withadiacent restaunut property. LeRoy, 352494-1736 or Deena Erekson-
pool home located on2 lots in Trenton (I Res Comelius, 386-984-5920. $349,000. $139,000. See MLS #286716 & 286714.
& l.Com) was completely renovated. #285893 Klacko,.352-494-2404.




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