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Group Title: Alachua County Today.
Title: Alachua County Today. December 27, 2007.
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By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
ALACHUA Police are on the lookout
for a man who shot one person and robbed
others at Autumn Leaves mobile home park
across from Irby Elementary School in
Alachua.
The incident occurred late Friday
evening when, witnesses say, a gun-



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arrested for


sexual battery


of children

By DAN REID
Today Reporter
ALACHUA An Alachua Police
Department (APD) dispatcher is in the
Alachua County Jail on charges of lewd
and lascivious molestation
of a child, along with
sexual battery on a child,
after one of his victims
Revealed to a teacher in a
S note that she was molested
by him for a period of over
eight years.
Hill Alachua County
Sheriff Office (ACSO5
deputies arrested 53-year-old James Hill
last week on four counts of molestation
HILL on page A8

Students collect

bears for American

Cancer Society


By DAN REID
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS Students at First
Christian Academy jn High Springs are
learning this Christmas season about the
joys of giving and thinking of others
instead of themselves.
Over the month of December, students
collected 200 bears to give to the
BEARS oi page A8


wielding black male approached several
people at the mobile home park in an
outside area and ordered them to turn over
their cash. Three of the people complied
and gave the robber an undisclosed amount
of cash. A fourth man, however, attempted
to fight and was shot once in the head.
The victim remains in a Gainesville
hospital in critical condition according to


Alachua Police Department (APD)
officials.
Friday's incident marks the third such
robbery in the last three months according
to APD Detective Darry Lloyd.
"We're seeing a clear escalation in the
violence," the detective said.
Lloyd noted that in October, a man
SHOOTING on page A7


North Florida's


springs


- unspoiled?


Area residents clean up Ginnie Springs


CHERYL OSBORN/Alachua County Today file photo
North Florida springs are considered by some to be the most beautiful in the world
and play an important role in recreation and the ecosystem. Local groups are
striving to maintain the, pristine nature of area waterways.


By RHANA GITTENS
Today Reporter
While a drought tightens its grip on
water supplies in some parts of the
country, local residents pitch in to keep
North Florida's springs flowing with
pristine water. This is the second
installment in a series looking at the
water issue.

As an increasing number of people are
recognizing the importance of the health
of the natural environment, more and
more local residents are chipping in to
help preserve it.
Ninety local residents and volunteers


pitched in to clean up Ginnie Springs on
Nov. 10, despite,the Florida at South
Carolina football game.
"Obviously if we got over 90
volunteers, which we hardly ever get,
then the football game that day had no
effect on our turnout," said Fritzi Olson of
Current Problems, Inc.
The volunteers, which included 30
students from Eastside High school,
puJled out over 1,680, pounds of trash
from the spring.
The majority of the trash included
beer cans and bottles.
Six metal newspaper boxes, that may
RIVERS on page A8


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Alachua County Today file photo
Political activist Charles Grapski (center) is carried out of a
City of Alachua commission meeting by police officers in
February.



Year in review


Elections still among most
reported stories


By BRYAN BOUKARI and
DAN REID
Today Reporters
Editor's note: This edition
comprises Part I of our
traditional year in review, as
reported on the pages of the
Alachua County Today
newspaper. For the heartland
communities, there have been
so many "big" stories in 2007.
From the never-ending
political sagas to major
commercial developments and
restaurants dotting the
landscape, 2007 brought an
abundance of news. From the
opening ofAlachua's City Hall
to the death of the High
Springs Police Chief in 2007,
the heartland communities
have seen tribulations, trials
and triumphs alike. Butjust as
with every year, during 2007,
thousands of folks were
touched by the several hundred
stories that topped Alachua
County Today's headlines.
Given that the "big" story of
any year ultimately depends on
the reader, we hope to present


those stories that we believe,
have generated the most
interest, whether through
angst, anger or joy in 2007.

January
Former Santa Fe High
School students Lindsay
Jamison and Adam Boukari
save the life of basketball
referee Ronald Siders after he
suffered a heart attack during
the Santa Fe and Orange Park
Ridgeview girls' basketball
game inside the Santa Fe High
School gym on Jan. 4. The
duo's quick thinking in
obtaining an automated
external defibrillator (AED)
installed inside the far corer
of the gymnasium helped
Siders regain consciousness,
and was credited with saving
his life.

,The HSPD discovers 14 to
15 packs of cocaine inside a
ditch after a multi-vehicle
crash on U.S. 441 in High
Springs. Police said. the
YEAR IN REVIEW onpage A5


Celebrating a miracle

Shriners a 'Godsend' says family of "Little Earl" Gardner


By ASHLEY CAIN
Today Reporter
When Little Earl lit a match
outside his home on April 5,
2007, neither he nor his family
could have possibly known
how much damage that one
match would cause, and much
their lives would be changed.
Seven-year-old Earl
Gardner III suffered third-
degree burns on 47-percent of
his body, forcing him to stay at
the Shriner's Hospital in Ohio
for two months.
Now, eight months later, the
Irby Elementary School
second-grader is "doing well,"
said his father, Earl Gardner Jr.
GARDNER on page A4


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ELLEN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
Local Shriners have rallied around seven-year-old "Little Earl"
Gardner after he suffered third-degree burns on 47-percent of
his body last spring. Little Earl spent two months in the
Shriner's Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio, which
specializes in pediatric burn care. Pictured above is Little Earl
and members of the local Shrine Club at the High Springs Fall
Festival on Nov. 13, 2007.


Cement truck



inspection overdue

ALACHUA A semi truck carrying over 30 tons
of dry cement from a Suwannee cement facility to
Orlando closed down a portion of the southbound
on ramp to Interstate 75 Friday afternoon. As the
driver turned off of U.S. Highway 441, the tongue
of the trailer being pulled by his truck collapsed
leaving the rig stuck and traffic blocked.
A massive tow-truck nicknamed "Hulk" -'
operated by.Jason Moran of Barbers Auto Service
in High Springs was called to the scene. Using a.
built-in wench, the tow truck kept the support
structure of the cement trailer from further l
buckling.
A portion of the on ramp remained blocked for
several hours as another trailer was brought in
and the cement load was slowly pumped out of the
collapsed rig.
According to authorities on the scene, the .
broken trailer, operated by an Orlando-based .
company had not been inspected since 2004 and ,.,
was long overdue. BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today


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A2 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY COMMUNITY CORNER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 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.
nAlachua (City) Meets the 1st
and 3rd Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall.
nAlachua 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.
xLaCrosse 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.
ENewberry Meets the 2nd and
4th Monday of each month at 7
p.m. at City Hall
EWaldo Meets the 2nd Tuesday.
of each month at 7 p.m. at Yerkes
Center.


iAARP Driver Safety
Program monthly classes cost
$10. The two-day, eight-hour
classroom instruction refines
driving skills and develops
defensive driving techniques.
The three-year certificate
qualifies graduates for an auto
insurance discount. Call 352-
333-3036 for information and to
register for a class. Gainesville
Classes: Jan. 9 & 10, 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.; Kam/ 1- & 11, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.; Jan. 28 & 29, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb. 12 & 13, 12
noon to 4 p.m. High Springs
Class: Feb. 12 & 13, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.
*The Alachua Branch
Library is open in a
temporary location at 15100
NW 141 Street (Main Street),
Alachua, FL 32615, during
construction of the expanded
facility. Wireless and internet
access are available at this
location. Also, library
.personnel are going out into the
community to the preschools,
community center, schools, etc.
to give programs on books and
information services.
EThe 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.
EA. L. Mebane High School
Alumni Association, Inc.
Scholarship Awards Program
- The A. L. Mebane High
School Alumni Association,
Inc. will hold its Annual
Scholarship Awards Program,
Sunday, Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at
Mount Carmel United
Methodist Church, 1240 NW
1st Ave., High Springs, FL
32643. Phone 386-454-4568.
Rev. Byran D. Williams, Pastor.
The public is invited to join
the Alumni Association in the
presentation of its Scholarship
Awards in honor of Hewritt
Dixon, Jr., Joseph W. Welch,
Delano Filer, Sr. and the A. L.
Mebane High School Alumni
Association, Inc. Reception
following the program will be
in the church's Venice Nokomis
Fellowship Hall.
iBefore You Tie the Knot, a
premarital preparation provided
by the. Alachua County
Cooperative Extension Service,
is an educational program
offering constructive guidance


to couples as they begin life as a
married couple.
This class provides a
certificate worth $32.50
reduction of the fee for a
marriage license obtained in
Alachua County. The program
consists of two workshops, each
lasting two hours. Participants
must attend both sessions to
receive a certificate of
completion.
These Extension workshops
fulfill the requirements of
Florida Statute 741, Marriage
Preparation and Preservation
Act, and have been approved by
the Circuit Court of Alachua
County.
Presently there is no cost for
this course. Registration is due
no later than one week prior to
class. A minimum of three
couples must be registered or
class will be cancelled. Call
352-337-6209 (voicemail) to
register. For more information,
call 352-955-2402 between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Couples must arrive on
time. The program is intended
for couples only. Children are
not permitted in the class. No
exceptions.
The 2008 classes are from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Class
and registration dates are: Jan.
28 and 29, register by Jan. 18;


March 10 and 11, register by
Feb. 29; and May 12 and 13,
register by May 2.
'MOPS (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.breadofthe mighty.org.
NThe Star Center Children's
Theater of Alachua will
present a stage play Sunday
Gold on Thursday, Jan. 10 and
Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Alachiia Woman's Club, 255
S. Main Street, Downtown
Historic Alachua.
Sunday Gold is an exciting
drama about the North Carolina
Gold Rush.(1840s). Twelve-
year-old Lizzie yearns for a pair
of boots and the right to go to
school. Her pa sees no need for
"book larnin" although her ma
disagrees. Annie, a hired-out
slave, dreams of the day she can
"walk proud like I had a right
to." Troubled by'what she can't
understand, Lizzie defies the
law and teaches Annie how to
write her name. Later, risking
her own future, she tries to help
Annie escape.
General admission is $10
for adults and $5 for children
under 12. Tickets can be
purchased at the door. Special
group rates available.
Call 386-462-1910 for more
information. Event is
sponsored by The Alachua
Woman's Club, Altrusa House
International and University
Area Building Contractors, Inc.


Alachua County Library District


Jesse says, "Never
test the depth of the
water with both feet."

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Archer Branch:
Empower The Beginning E-
mailer!: for the Internet/
computer novice. -
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon.
FREE one-on-one tutoring is
available every Wednesday
morning at 10:00 am. This is the
tear-free way to learn how to
set-up and maintain a free e-
mail account.
Crafters' Coffee Klatch -
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon.
If you embroider, quilt, knit or
enjoy doing any other "non-
messy". craft, this is the group
for you. Join us any Wednesday
morning at 10:00 am. Regular


attendance is not mandatory;
everyone is welcome' whenever
you can attend. No registration
- just bring the craft you're
working on. Share what you
know, or learn from someone
else. Enjoy a cup of coffee and
'klatch' with other craft
enthusiasts in the community.
Preschool Storytime -
Tuesday, January 8th, 10:30
a.m.-11:00 a.m. Joinus for fun
with books, songs, and more.
This program is for children
ages 2 to 5.

Hawthorne Branch:
Preschool Storytime


NOTICE OF ENACTMENT OF

ORDINANCE TO

VOLUNTARILY ANNEX

CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold public hearing on proposed
ordinance on January 14, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the
Commission Chambers of the new City Hall, at 15100 NW 142 Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 07-47 .

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA, FLORIDA,
EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF
ALACHUA, FLORIDA TO INCLUDE CERTAIN LANDS LYING
CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CORPORATE LIMITS OFTHE
CITY; PROVIDING THAT ALL EXISTING LAWS, ORDINANCES,
RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL APPLY IN SAID AREA;
PROVIDING THAT THE PROPERTY LAND INHABITANTS ARE
SUBJECT TO EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS AND LIABLE FOR
TAXATION; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (McGINLEY
PARCEL NUMBERS 05893-000-000 and 05893-001-000)
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At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance. Copies ofthe proposed ordinance and related
materials are available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department,' 15100 N.W 142nd Terrace, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 am. to 4:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to the City
Commission meeting. Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua, Planning and
Community Development Department, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL 32616.
Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you will need to ensure that
a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order
to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 462-1231 at
least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
1 (December 27,2007, January 03,2008 and JAhuary 10, 2008)


Thursday, 10:30 a.m. 5 &
under. Join us for books,
stories, songs, and lots of fun!!
Reading Circle: Brown Bag
Lunch Bimonthly on First &
Third Mondays, 12:10 p.m.
SBring your Brown Bag Lunch
(with drink) and join. the
Hawthorne Reading Circle as
we share our favorite authors,
titles, and new finds!
Free English Course -
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


from January 3rd, 2008. Santa
Fe Community College, 'in
cooperation with the Hawthorne
Branch Library, is offering a
free course for anyone wishing
to learn English. If you. have
questions, call Professor Soto at
352-381-7270.

High Springs Branch:
Preschool Storytime -
Tuesdays, 1L:00 a.m. ages 5 &
under Stories, songs, and


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Crafter's Circle Wednesdays,
1:00 p.m. Do you find the time
to work on your craft projects at
home? Have some fun with the
Craft Circle, which meets at the
library Wednesday afternoons at
1:00 pm. If you embroider,
quilt, knit or enjoy doing any
other "non-messy" craft, this 'is
the group for you. Join' us any
Wednesday. Regular attendance
is not mandatory; everyone is
welcome whenever you can
attend. There's no registration
- just bring the craft you're
working on. Share what you
know, or learn from someone
else. Enjoy chatting with other
craft enthusiasts in the
community.
Mystery Reading Group -
Monthly on third Thursday,
6:30 p.m. Join fellow readers
for discussions of mystery
Novels. Bring any mysteries
you've read this month to
discuss. Newcomers welcome.
Bunny Rescue: Gainesville
Rabbit Rescue Tuesday,
January 8th, 2:30 p.m. Come
learn about bunny rabbits and
the wonderful organization that
rescues them from unhappy
situations. Meet'a sweet rabbit
and learn how to properly care
for the bunny in your life.

Micanopy Branch:
Your Library Website-
What's In It For Kids? -
Sunday, January 6th, 3:00 p.m.
Learn about the databases and
links available from your very
own library! Find out why the
internet is not the only answer.
New Books For Old Readers -
Monthly on second Monday,
11:00 a.m. Join the adult book
group as they discuss new
'books, favorite books, and
things of local interest.

Newberry Branch:
Computers: Learning The
Ropes Wednesday, January
16th, 6:00 p.m. Want to
increase your computer comfort
level? This beginner's tutorial
will cover the basics of using a
Windows-based computer, as
well as how to operate some of
the more popular software
applications.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27,2007 A3




The Lord our Righteousness


Special to Alachua County Today
In the Book of Jeremiah
(23:5), the prophet Jeremiah tells
the Jews that the Messiah is
coming. They were supposed to
be preparing themselves to
receive Him; to turn from their
sinful ways and stop following the
teachings of the false prophets and
teachers. He told them to prepare
for "The Lord our
Righteousness. "
In the chapters before this,
Jeremiah tells of all the sins of the
Jews and the judgments that God
was going to bring down on them
because of their sinfulness. Then
to give hope to those who had
been faithful and righteous,
Jeremiah has the prophecy of the
Messiah. It is like a breath of
fresh air, a cool drink after the
dryness of the desert of sin. The
prophet turned his thoughts, and
the thoughts of the few faithful
who followed him, to.that
approaching 'happy day when
Israel would dwell safely under
the rule of the Messiah.
It would be inconceivable for
any devout Jew to give the name
of Jehovah to an ordinary earthly
king. Jews and Christian alike
would agree that the title, "The
Lord our Righteousness," can
only be given to the Messiah; our
Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Root
and the Offspring of David, bom
of the house and linage of David.
But He is more than the Branch of
Jesse; He is the Lord from heaven,
the Son of God. So to speak of
Him as Jehovah is consistent with
all the Scriptural signs of His


Divinity. The day of His triumph
has not yet come and His
kingdom is not fully set up, but we
can see its beginnings, its
advancement and growth-all of
the glory to come
during His
triumphant reign, just
as told by Jeremiah
and the other
prophets. p ,
The glorious title,
"The Lord our ,
Righteousness," lies
in the fact that the
Lord Jesus makes us i;
righteous in God's
eyes. In all of the
prophecies, God is The Ven. J
asking us to be Leasure
righteous, but this is AI Saints
where man has Church, G
consistently failed. A parish o'
Thus the Lord ChristianE
declared, "There is Church
none righteous, no,
not one: But this is where Christ
takes up our cause; it is by Him
that we are counted righteous
before God. Some may disagree
with this, but think for a moment:
doesn't the government
continually do things which
involve all the people of the
nation, even though many may
disapprove? It's still the nation
that is acting by and through its
government.
This same principle of
representation applies to God and
man. The entire human race was
represented in its first parents,
God held this to be so, and the
consequences of their actions
(death) have been passed down to


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their posterity. Thankfully, our
loving and gracious God would
counter that. Jesus Christ has
been set as the Head and
Representative of His people, as
Adam was
representative of all
that descended from
him.
Jesus also
qualifies Himself for
this title by
humbling Himself
and taking on our
Human nature; He
bore our burdens,
submitted Himselfto
our sorrows, bore the
>hn E. penalty of our sins
and, "was in all
,nglican points tempted like
inesville. as we are, yet
the without sin." If this
episcopal principle of
representation is just,
it is more so if Jesus
is that Representative. Because
He is righteous, acceptable and
well pleasing before God, we
must be too. God does not look
upon us, but beholds Christ "our
Shield; He looks upon "the face
of His Anointed." "Christ has
made us unto righteousness. "
Anyone wiho comes to the
Lord Jesus Christ in faith receives
a new will. They are as our Lord
says, "born again." If the will, or
the heart, are Christ's, God counts
the man as righteous, even though
it may at times be overcome' by
temptation, just as David's was.
Remember, man only sees the
outward appearance but God sees
the heart. Christ will make us


righteous in ourselves before God,
by giving us the perfect example
to follow-His own life. Also, by
sending us His Holy Spirit, He
nourishes us in all goodness and
brings to bear the mightiest
motives to influence the human
heart-love, gratitude, holy feat,
blessed hope, and others. As He
does this, day by day, He
strengthens and confirms the good
will which, when we came to


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Him, He gave us as His first gift,
making those righteous whom
God, for His sake, now considers
righteous.
The only way we are able to
say that the Lord is "our"
Righteousness, is by trusting Him,
daily-keeping touch with Him,
and continually relying on Him.
Faith is what vitalizes our
connection with Christ, making us
of one mind with Him. By faith,


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to us, which leads us to repent, to
love, to obey and, to follow Him
daily. The Lord demands
righteousness which we do not
have. He comes to us in our
destitution and offers to be our
Righteousness. All we haye to' do
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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 & Lary Pahman
(386) 462-3326

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386-462-2244

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


Sunday


9:00- 0:15am


F4 ) I0:30-11:0Oam
mfeGtroups
meet at various times during theweek.


Stuacm MlMinitlr


Wednesday
7:13pm


, b.., lI Safintsi I tnglftan Curtb
A parish 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 am., Morning
Worship 11am., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 pm.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.


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 FAMILY WORSHIP
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



SFellowship
Church-
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


"We know that in all things
we are more than
C 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 am. 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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF AIACHUA
I MPAC ING One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
W.e 1 (386) 462-1337
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday: 6 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministikis, Youth Aitivities
and Choir Rehearsal 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


W First Presbyterian First United Methodist
Church Church ofAlachua
of Alachua 14805 NW 140th Street 462-2443
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor Rev. RobAtchley, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street Jeff Van Valey, Youth & Children's Minister
(386) 462-1549 Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship Service Sunday School 9:45 am;
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Sunday Youth Events, 4:30 p.m.
www.firstpresalachua.org www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc


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


Foundation Chapel Church
of God by Faith
Sunday: Sunday School 10 pm.; Mid-Day
Worship 11:30 am.; Children's Church 6 p.m.;
EveningWorship 6p.m.; T'esday: YSB 7p.m.
Wednesday: Outreach Fellowship Dinner 6
p.m.; General Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
13220 NW 150th Avenue, Alachua
Pastor Willie J. McKnight, Sr. 462-2549


Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew Chrch in WestemrAlacdua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15Avenue
in Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 a.m Nursey provided.
For info go to www.gacecommunityPCAorg
Reaching Out with the Love of Christ by Lifting Up
the Name of Christ-Come hear the Doctrines of Grace


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

Legac.9 baptist Church
I ,,li,'. 1. .... j The Alachua Women's
Club, 255 S. Main St., Alachua
Children's Sunday School 9:30 am
(Church Service- 10:30 am
Family Bible Study 6:30 pm
Pastor John Jemigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.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 a.m.-lst, 2nd, 3rd Sunday
Quarterly 11 am. 4th Sun. Birthday Rally
Service; Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer
Meeting & Bible Study

St. Bartholomew's
Episcopal Church .R
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 forAllAges 9:30 am.
SWorship 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 across fom Twnblemania
Hour of Power Sun. 9 a.m., Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Morning Worship 11 a.m.; 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
Evening Services 4 p.m.; Prayer & Bible Study
Tues. 7 p.m.; Street Ministry every 4th Sat. 10 a.m.
E-mail: Livinghopeinchristom@yahoo.com
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 am.; Sun. School 9:45 a.m.;
Worship 10:45 am.; Spanish Sunday School 2:30
p.m.; Spanish worship 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Supper
4:30 p.m.; Choir Rehearsal 5 p.m.; Evening Service
6 p.m.; Weds. Bible Study 7 p.m.
Your searchfor friendly church has ended

St. John's United
Methodist Church
Open Arms, Loving Hearts
& Helping Hands.
j Sunday School: 10 a.m.
] Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
On CR 239 about 1/4 mile north
of NW CR 236 in Alachua
VVORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT 386-4628454
S Pastor: Mike Lee


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


Miracle Restoration &
Deliverance Center
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11901 SE Douglas Sireelt.High Springs
Pasior Emma 1. Thomas 386-454-4145


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New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 a.m,'Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Prayer Mtg/Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr.,' Pastor
386-462-3390 18105 NW 262Avenue


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

St. Luke A.M.E. Church
Wednesday- 7:00 P.M. Family Study
Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
Rev. James R. Watkins, Pastor
Theme: Knowing and Growing"
14950 Martin Luther King Blvd/Hwy 441
386.462.2732(church) 386.462.4396 (Fax)
4i stlukeamechurch@alltel.net


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


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


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


Services


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

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


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But life has been far from
normal for the Gardner family
since their son's accident. The
Gardeners have faced many
life-altering changes, many that
they couldn't have made it
through without the help of
friends, especially ones like the
Shriners.
"The Shriners came to the
rescue," Earl Jr. said. "They're
a Godsend."
After Little Earl's accident
in April, Shriners from
Jacksonville contacted the
Gardners and flew Little Earl
and his mother, Carmel, to the
Shriner's Hospital for Children
in Cincinnati, Ohio, which
specializes in pediatric burn
care.
"When you get to the
Shriner's [Hospital], you're
treated as family. It's so down
to earth," Earl Jr. said.
The Shriners Hospital for
Children made sure Little Earl
and the other children were
taken care of, often wheeling
them down to the playroom and
letting them choose the color of
their casts and the flavor of their
sleeping gas before they had
surgery, Carmel. Gardner said.
"Earl's favorite flavor [of
gas] was bubblegum," Carmel
said.
The Shriners also made sure
to educate Little Earl's parents


Q: What are some tips for
brushing and general tooth care?
A: Well, let's start with your
toothbrush. Replace your
toothbrush every three months.
If you need to replace the
toothbrush more frequently, you
may be brushing too hard. And
that can be bad for your guns
and the enamel on your teeth.
Your dentist can show you the
right technique for brushing.
You should brush your teeth at
least twice a day with a fluoride
toothpaste. Ideally, you should
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Floss your teeth at least once a
day to remove the plaque and to
reach into spots a toothbrush


little Earl' will require new grafts for many years


on how to prepare his bandages
and help him with physical
therapy.
"Suddenly you weren't just
a mom anymore. You were a
doctor, a.physical therapist, and
a psychiatrist," Carmel said.
"Everything changed."
One more thing that had to
change in the Gardner's lives
before Little Earl could come
home was their home itself. The
Gardners were forced to
remodel their bathroom and
walls in their home because of
their son's susceptibility to
infection.
Local Shriners and friends
helped the Gardners remodel
their home, and an Earl
Gardener Fundraiser was set up
by family friend Joe DiVito,
which raised more than $3,000.
'Earl Jr. said one of the local
Shriners, Art Moegenberg, has
been an essential part in helping
the family get through Little
Earl's recovery. Moegenberg
was the one who organized
teams that helped in the
remodeling project.
"We've helped the family
quite a bit. The Gainesville and
High Springs Shriners were the
primary labor force that rebuilt
that bathroom for the little
fellow," Moegenberg said.
The Shriners also recently
honored Little Earl during their


Battle of Hogtown Civil War
reenactment on Dec. 8, where
they invited him to become an
honorary member of'the 28th
Georgia Rangers.
The Gainesville Shriner's
,Club will be giving all proceeds
from the event to the Gardners.
Now that Little Earl is
home, his family is still making
adjustments. He attends
physical therapy three times a
week, and goes back to the
Shriner's Hospital in Cincinnati
every few months for a check-
up.
"There's always the.
question when he goes up to
Shriner's if he's going to get
readmitted or not," Earl Jr. said
before their last trip to Shriner's
on Dec. 11.
"He gets a little nervous
about it, but we're thinking he's
going to do fine."
Another hard thing for Little
Earl is getting used to taking
care of his bums. He now likes
taking a bath, but when it comes
time to put the special ointment
on, he goes into a full-blown.
anxiety, Earl Jr. said.
"He feels like the cream's
the 'monster, when really it's
not," Earl Jr. said. "We're trying
to help him recognize that


through counseling."
Until he stops growing,
Little Earl will have to continue
to undergo surgeries to replace
his skin grafts because the
grafts won't grow with him.
Despite all he's been through
and what his future holds, Little
Earl has always stayed positive,
his family said.
"For a little guy, his attitude
is just unbelievable,"
Moegenberg said.
"But that's part of the
healing process at the Shriner's
Hospital. They get the kids
mentally adjusted to their
problem and help them make
the best of their situation."
And Little Earl, is doing just
that. Only a few weeks ago, he
joined Santa Clause lghi alp a''
fire engine making ib way
down Alachua's Main Street,
the highlight of the
community's annual Christmas
parade.
Given the severity of Little,
Earl's burns, his continuing
recovery may seem like a
miracle to his family, one they
are most grateful to celebrate
this Christmas.
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The holidays are here,
along ,with their associated
festivities. Every 30 minutes,
someone in this country dies in
an alcohol-related crash. Last
year alone over one million
people were injured in alcohol-
related traffic crashes. The
more a person drinks, the more
his or her ability to make
crucial driving decisions
becomes impaired.
M.A.D.D. (Mothers
Against Drunk Driving) held
their first annual
Marion/Alachua County
awards banquet Friday, Dec.
14 at the Ocala Police
Department. Awards were
presented to law enforcement
officers who have made a
commitment to making
roadways free from impaired
drivers. Four deputies from the
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office received recognition for
their work.


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June Ann Sullivan

June Ann Sulliirn of
Alachua passed away
Wednesday, December 19,
2007 at Haven Hospice of the
Tri Counties. She was 71.
N Sullivan was a native
of)3ranford having moved to
Aliclhui from Gaines tille 31
years ago. She \\a of the
protestant faith and enjoyed
eoe\\ing. Lr'os s[lt( hine and
quilting.
Sur\ i\ors iniilude her
hl-bbaindI. Hulan H. Sullivan
of Alachua; two sons, Noel'
Sullivan of Archer and Paul
.,ulli\ an of .\laclhua: one
biothlr. B irue F. EJd\ yards ot'
Orlardo; one sister. \ ncille
Bell of Mayo; and one
gran.dchild.


Gr3\eside services were
conducted. at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, December 22, 2007
at Forest Grove Cem.etery in
Alachua with Rev. Warren
Cliessei officiating. Burial
followed in Forest Grove
Cemetery) under the direction
of Evans-Carter Funeral
llHme, Il ill Springs.
In lieu of flowers. please
dJnatc to Haven iHopice of
\'tur Llioice.

Obituaries: The ,bitirries in
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charge by Alachua ('iom'
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Deputy Jeff Fricker and
Deputy Eric Hester each were
recognized for having 100-
plus arrests. Deputies Rebecca
Butscher and Michael Privette
each had 20-plus. Next year's
banquet will be held at the
Alachua County Sheriff's
Office.
M.A.D.D. offers the
following suggestions to make
your holiday season safer:
Always wear your
seatbelt, even for short
journeys.
Make sure children in the
car are in approved child
safety seats.
Never ride in a car
operated by someone who has,
been drinking.
Keep a safe distance
between your car and anyone
who is driving erratically.
Report drunk drivers to
law enforcement from a car or
pay phone.
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Alachua's American patriot Glynn Markham died at 80 years old
Continued from page A


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County loday
Santa Fe High School graduate and current nursing student
Lindsay Jamison performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation on
high school referee Ronald Siders after the 61-year old
collapsed during a basketball game in January.
cocaine packs were stored in the trunk of one of the vehicles
involved in the accident

Mebane Middle School is forced to lockdom n its doors after
two individuals fled Alachua Police during a routine traffic stop
in the school's vicinity.

The High Springs
Police Department w '
(HSPD) arrests 41-
year-old High "i
Springs resident
Anthony Barritt on .
charges of
possession and .a
intent to promote a Lei "
video with sexual .
performance by a
child. Barritt, who -
previously owned
Personal Touch lawn
care service, was
later sentenced to 25 -.
years prisoner LT.I ...r..'I J.) r IIET-'.,S: Iu i
years in prison. Florida football quarterback Chris Leak
national title trophy following the Gators 4
An election Ohio State in Glendale, Arizona.
lawsuit stemming
from the City of Alachua's 2006 commission race between
incumbent James Lewis and Lewis Irby was tossed out of court.
The case had originally been brought b. resident Eileen McCoy,
but political activist Charles Grapski later became the face for the
election. Circuit Judge Robert Roundtree threw the case out after
determining that it had not been filed, as required by law, within
10 days of the certification of election results.

The City of Hawthorne announced that it had hired Jack
Donadio of Oneonta, New York to head its newly-established
police department.

An argument over a bicycle causes nearly 50 people to riot
inside Hawthorne's Pleasant Gardens neighborhood.

The University of Florida Gator football team routed the Ohio
State Buckeyes with a 41-14 win to take the National
Championship Title. The Gators finished the season with a 12-1
record..

February
An early morning crash kills two area teenagers in High
Springs. Seventeen-year-old Kristie Lynn Lamoureaux and 19-


BEN BOUKARIAlachua County Today
Thousands of acres were scorched as fires raged and
hundreds of residents were evacuated in North Central Florida.
Alachua County fire fighters battled smoldering swamp land
northeast of Waldo. '


year-old William Long died from injuries sustained in the crash
which occurred on NW 142 Avenue and NW 268th Street.

Just days after a judge threw out one lawsuit against the City
ofAlachua, Charles Grapski, Michael Canny and David Russ file
another one challenging public records compliance. The trio
alleged that commissioners approved items on the agenda without
due process and that the city failed to supply public records when
requested.

The High Springs' Mayor's Youth Council holds its first
meeting inside the commission chambers of High Springs City
Hall.,

Political Activist Charles Grapski was dragged from an
Alachua City Commission meeting being held in the Alachua
Elementary cafeteria on Feb. 12. Then Alachua Mayor Jean
Calderwood asked Grapski nbt to disrupt the meeting and later
requested that he leave. But when Grapski refused, four police
officers carried him out of the room.

An investigation into a fire which destroyed City. Hall in
Alachua was completed in February. The State Fire Marshal
ruled the cause of the blaze to be unknown although arson was not
suspected. The fire was linked
to a computer room, but activist
Charles Grapski told fire
investigators that he suspected
arson due to possible records
destruction.

A Virginia couple dies in a
crash that involved six vehicles
on U.S. 301 in Waldo. '.-


March
The City of Alachua had
initially determined that there
would be no commission
election in 2007 because oinlh ."
incumbent Jean Caldeit\ood
completely filled out the proper Diamond Sports Park re-open
documents by the deadline It enthusiasts, with the City of N
was an unusual scenario for running daily operations of the
Alachua which had become
known as hotbed for political activity. But the
decision to call off elections was short-lived as
city officials decided to re-open
the qualifying to allow onlP .
candidates who didn't complete .
fill their documents out to do so. '


displays the
11-14 win over


Perkins.


In a strange twist to the
election season that was and then
wasn't and was again, Charles
Grapski filed an extra set of
documents to run for I\\o
commission seats at one time
But the move was ill-fated as a
judge upheld the City of
Alachua's determination that
Grapski could only run in the
commission race for which he
originally\ filed qualifying


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BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today
The Wal-Mart distribution center opened its doors to the 1.25
million square-foot warehouse in Alachua.


The Alachua community said goodbye to its hallmark patriot,
Glynn Markham. Markham, a World War II veteran, died at 80
after a lingering illness.
..- Markham was an icon in
.Alachua where he operated The
X 4_, Rebel House restaurant, now
S know n as Brown's. Markham
\l as a longstanding member of
the Alachua Lion's Club and
was knroown by many for this
patriotism through the donation
and dedication of numerous
flagpoles arid memorials in the
area.

Progress Corporate Park
....... ....- reached a new milestone in
"" May when it opened the first
S spec building at the research
d to the delight of area sports park in 211 ears. The 32,000
wberry Recreation Department sqlure-foot building is known
facility, as Progress One and is being
followed by similar facilities
kno\w n successively as Progress T\% o and Progress Three.


S I :L l ,', !/. ra ,,,,ri t ,i -
Alachua County Today
was recognized as
Business of the Year
by the Alachua Cham-
ber of Commerce.


High Springs Commissioners approve a measure
that allows residents to pa.\ their utility bills by the 15th
of each rfonth. P:e\ iouiS1. residents had until the 10th
of each month to pa\ then bill.

Scott Dominion. 42. of Cincinn.ia dies in a bicycle
accident on U S. -41 in Alachua.

The High Springs Mlain Street Program is named
Community of the Month by the state's Main Street
Program.

Wildfires in North Central Florida envelopes
Alachua County in hazy smoke for days. The wildfires
forced residents living near Waldo in the Lake Alto area
to evacuate.


documents. Grapski was forced to face-off iAacnua county anerm s Depuues arrest a IL-yag-oLu uuy
against incumbent Bonnie Burgess and Michael after he brought a gun to the campus of Hawthorne Middle/Senior
High School.
*


High Springs city officials
celebrate the dedication of the
High Springs Fire Department's
newest truck. The truck came at
a cost of $200,000.

A Wal-Mart distribution
center opened in Alachua to
much fanfare on Mar. 12.
Opening of the 1.25 million
square-foot distribution center
marked not only the second
large distribution center in
Alachua. but the start of


June
High Springs Fire Chief
Terry Jewell resigns from his
post after a State Fire Marshal's
investigation found him
involved in improper record
keeping and safety violations.

Voters clean house in
Hawthorne. Patricia Bouie
defeats Mayor Terry Knowles
by a margin of 173 to 82 for'Seat
5 of the City Commission, while
Michael Rutledge narrowly


defeated incumbent Bill Carlton
hundreds of new jobs. .
by six votes.
One51 Place apartments near BRYAN BOUKARI/Alachua County Today Waldo Police ChiefA.W
Hitchcock's Market in Alachua The investigation into the Alachua City Hall fire was completed ce A.W.
opened as the first large apartment in February 2007. City Manager Clovis Watson, Jr. is show Smith left his post as the town's
complex the town has ever seen. surveying the December 2006 fire damage. top cop to take a job in security at
S the federal courthouse in
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April
An Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy.tases a student during a
fight at Hawthorne Middle/Senior High School.

In light of the seemingly never-ending election controversies
in Alachua, City Manage Clovis Watson, Jr. said he hoped to
transfer election responsibilities from the City to Supervisor of
Elections Pam Carpenter by 2008.

When the nunibers rolled in for the hotly contested 2007
commission race between incumbent Bonnie Burgess, Charles
Grapski and Michael Perkins, the winner was clear. Burgess took
the race with a landslide victory of 66.5-percent of the votes.
While Burgess garnered 586 votes, Grapski and Perkins came in
with just 186 and 109 votes respectively.

Taking on the top spot in Alachua's political scene was
Commissioner Gib Coerper who assumed the role of mayor
following the annual city elections. Commissioner Jean
Calderwood had served in the position for multiple terms.
Calderwood ran uncontested for her commission seat in 2007,
landing her another three-year term on the board.

The High Springs Skate Park reopens after the park was
closed for a month due to concerns of vandalism.

*' *
May
A much-anticipated report from the Florida Department of
State said City of Alachua elections were okay despite
controversy surrounding the process in recent years. The report
specifically said, "The election was conducted in a fair and
impartial manner, generally consistent with statute and ule."


Gainesville. Smith served 13 years as chief over
in a town dubbed by some as a "speed trap."


BEN BOUKARIAlachua County Today
Corey Brewer, the Most Outstanding Player of the'2007 Final
Four signed autographs as the Gators were welcomed home
after their 84-75 win over Ohio State, and back-to-back NCAA
men's basketball national titles.


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New Year

Break out the hats, the noisemakers
and the confetti.
Happy New Year almost.
Isn't it delightful that once a year
every year we have the opportunity to
start off with a clean slate, so to speak?
Our bad .habits and annoying
mannerisms that drive us, as well as
others, to the brink of madness are
subject to be dealt with decisively and
completely.
Because...on January 1, we have a
choice to make changes in our lives -
or not.
Some call it New Years resolutions;
others call it a formula for failure.
Not surprising, the most common'
New Years resolution is to lose weight.
After six weeks of fattening the calf, it's
time for cold turkey. And not the
eatable kind either.
We all vow each year to try harder to
do the things we know we should, such
as getting in better shape physically,
financially and emotionally. According
to Uncle Sam, the top 10 New Years
resolutions in order of popularity are:
Lose weight; pay off debt; save money;
get a better job; get fit; eat right; get a
better education; drink less alcohol; quit
smoking now; reduce stress overall;
reduce stress on-the-job; take a trip; and
volunteer to help others.
Sounds good.
Too good to be true.
And we know all too well that most
New Years resolutions aren't going to
be kept. We start out with high hopes
that are soon to be dashed. Because, as
the couch doctors will tell us, behavior


- A time for resolve


changes can be quite difficult, world, I would resolve the following
Hello... an attempt to make our little corn
We have worked long and hard to better place in which to live.
ingrain these habits in our psyche and My resolution for male children
into our daily lives. And now we are driving age was to keep a safe dista
not only going to slam on the brakes, when driving behind, in front or, o
but make a 180-degree I the same town as
turn? enforcement vehicles
But what if those of us :- to know that seeing
making an array of annual (''' \ believing and that a
resolutions opted instead stating Speed Limit
to make just one resolution ,. MPH means 10 MPH,


instead of an entire list of
wrongs to be righted on the'
road to becoming new and
improved individuals?
By breaking down a
long and intimidating list
of resolutions over a
period of time, the entire
lot seems more
manageable. Let's jettison


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the involved and wearisome effort of
solving a host of resolutions instantly.
Wouldn't it be more prudent to take
baby steps, one at a time?
That's right only one resolution
this year.
And if that works out, maybe
another one next year.
If the choice is between changing a
multitude of bad habits or a single
failing, I opt for the easy way out. And
in this case, as opposed to most of the
terribly serious life issues, the easier
way out may be the one most likely to
succeed.
For the past two years I proposed
that if I were the leader of the free


Let me repeat,
again this year...slowl
for those who didn't g
the first time a s
stating Speed Limit
MPH means 10 MPH,
11...dr 40...
My resolution


female children was to realize that w
hair is a blessing offering a multitude
styling choices, and that straight h
even when crimped, or curled by
best, will invariably revert to its orig
state straight.
This year, forget the hair, and
resolution for male children please
My resolution for husbands was
they would share the remote control
10 minutes per day tops.
Do I hear five?
One again, my resolution
everyone else is to have a safe, heal
and guilt-free New Year. Throw out
whole enchilada of resolutions such
losing weight, quitting smoki


gin
er a

n of
dance
)r in
law


sticking to a budget, saving money,
finding a better job, becoming more
organized, exercising more, being more
patient, eating better, drinking less.
Select one, focus on it and forget the


and This year I'll work on getting fit.
Sis The same resolution as last year ...
sign and the year before.
10 Some resolutions take longer than
not others.
And next year I'll work on
S something else, like not participating in
this the post-Christmas clearance sales
"... mania.
et it
t And the year after that I'll start
sign eating healthier.
10 And the following year, well how
not about spending less money?
So this year I'm going to continue
for working on getting fitf.
avy And one of the best methods to get
e of fit, as any fitness guru will tell you, is to
lair, exercise. And once again, I'm goingto
the exercise my prerogatives right down to
inal the mall and participate in the after
Christmas madness, have a cinnamon
see coated pretzel and spend the last dollar
I have left.
Relief is at hand. My 2008 New
that Years resolution is set and I'm good to
for go.
Best wishes to all for a healthy and
happy New Year.


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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY CRIME STOPPERS MOST WANTED THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007 A7


Phillips was transported to the Alachua

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 Dec. 11 at 6:20 am., High Springs
Police Department officers made contact
with 38-year-old High Springs resident
Lorrie Dentmon at the 700 block ofNW
9th Street. A computer check revealed she
had two active Alachua County warrants
for violation ofprobation for possession of
cocaine, along with possession of drug
paraphernalia Police arrested Dentmon
and transportedher to the Alachua County
Jail with a bond set at $5,000.


*On Dec. 17 at 8:37 a.m., High Springs
Police Department officers arrested 18-
year-old High Springs resident Sade
Dunbar for resisting arrest without
violence. A computer check revealed that
she had an active warrant out of Alachua
County for failure to appear on one count
of burglary of a dwelling, and two counts
of larceny. Dunbar was transported to the
Alachua County Jail.
On,! Dec. 15 at 12:51 am., High Springs
Police Department officers conducted a
routine traffic stop of a Firebird driven by
35-\ ear-old High Springs resident
N\endell Phillips for improper equipment
anttched to the \ chicle. Police disco\ ered
Phllips had an acti' e warrant'out of Bay
Cotunt and placed him under arrest


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Continued from page Al
Police asking for help in locating shooter


*On Dec. 14 at 10:23 p.m., High Springs
Police Department officers arrested 18-
year-old High Springs resident DeAngelo
Rose on an active warrant out ofAlachua
County for violation ofprobation. He was
transported to the Alachua County Jail,
and was held with no bond.
*High Springs resident Brian Erdman
reported to police that his wallet was
stolen from his residence during the
evening hours of Dec. 12 He told police
.hat the wallet contained $719.
*On Dec. 13 at 1:33 p.m., High Springs
Police Department officers arrested 19-
year-old Alachua resident Jacob
Astrologo for aggravated assault \itrh a
deadly weapon l undgun) at the CVS
Pharmac. at 20103 U.S. 441 in High
Springs.


silver or gray car with dark tinted
windows.
Lloyd said he's concerned that other
people with information related to the
case may be reluctant to come forward
due to their immigration status. But he
emphasized that the immigration status
of any witnesses or people with
information is not the focus 'of the
investigation.
There is a reward for someone
providing information leading to the
arrest of the suspected shooter.. Anyone
with information. is urged to contact
Detective Darry Lloyd at 386-462-1396.
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Crime Stoppers Most


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A message from the desk of



Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Making peace tips on conflict management for teens


Frustrated? Irritated? Angry?
Ready to explode? You're not
alone. Whether it's an argument
with a friend, aggravation
because a driver cut in front of
you, or rage because your ex-
girlfriend or ex-boyfriend is
going out with your best friend,
conflict is a part of everyday life.
Anger leads to conflict,
produces stress, hurts friendships,


and can lead to violence. We can't
always avoid anger or conflict,
but we can learn to manage it
without violence. Understand
your own feelings about conflict.
This means recognizing your
triggers words or actions that
immediately cause an angry or
other emotional response. Your
trigger might be a facial
expression, a tone of voice, a
finger being pointed or a certain
phrase.


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Go beyond hearing only
words; look for tone, body
language, and other clues to what
the other person is saying. Pay
attention instead of thinking
about what you're going to say
next. Demonstrate your
concentration by using body
language that says you are paying
attention. Looking at the ground
with your arms crossed says
you're uninterested in what the
other person is telling you. Look

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the other person in the eye, nod
your head, and keep your body
relaxed and your posture open.
Many people can think of
only two ways to manage conflict
- fighting. or avoiding the
problem. Use your imagination to
think up ways that might help
resolve the argument. For more
information, please visit
http://www.npc.org. Copyright
2007 National Crime Prevention
Council.


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Michael Jamar
Murphy Holmes
White Male, Black Mali
09/23/54 10/07/81


5'11"
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
DUI and Serious
Bodily Injury to;
Another

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Gary
Williams
Black Male,
09/20/78
6'2"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Child Support


e,
3


5'6"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sell of Cocaine,
Possession of
Cocaine


Francisco
Vassallo
Hispanic Male,
12/27/75
6'1"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Battery


Ronald
Kasserman
White Male,
01/21/63
5'10"
Black Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Flee Attempt to
Elude a Police
Officer, DWLSR


Lee
Bridges
Black Male,
S11/6/63
5'11", 200 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Battery


Terrell Edwin
James Hartmai
Black Male, White Ma
11//13/1985
5108'. 06/06/8
5'08"6
Black Hair, 6'0"
Brown Hair Brown Ha


Currently
wanted for:
Possess narcotic
equipment,
License
suspended
(habitual
offender)


Shawn
King
White Male,
05/31/1985
5'04"
Black Blond,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Grand theft


n
ile,
i5

iir,


Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of a
Controlled ,
Substance x2


James
Pernini
White .Male,
08/05/1970
5'09"
Red Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony larceny


Tanya L. Alphonso
Cason Wells
White Female, Black Male
3/16/73 1/26/68
5'6" 6'0", 230 Ib


Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Hit and Run, No
Valid DL


Anthony
Johnson
Black Male,
10/02/1982
6'03"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


IS


Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Sale of Cocaine,
Possession of
Cocaine


Wendy
Beth
Kimble
White Female,
10/21/68
5'7"
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Arthur W.
Quicksall
White Male,
1/13/58
6'06"
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest


,iy


Rafael
Santoyo
Hispanic Male,
4/21/84
5'7"
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


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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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implied he had a weapon during a
robbery. In a Merrillwood home, a baby
was thrown to the ground during a
robbery in November.
The shooter in Friday's incident is
still on the loose and police say they
need the public's help in capturing him.
A language barrier has led to some
difficulty in getting details of the
shooting. Lloyd said all the victims
were Hispanic and the process of
language interpretation is slow and
tedious.
Witnesses described the shooter as
being a six-foot to six-foot-three-inches
tall black male with dark skin. The
armed robber may have been driving a


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BEARS: St
Continued fiom page Al
American Cancer Society. The
bears will go to children who
are suffering from cancer.
While .nhlhcrijr, the bears,
students decorated name tags
and added special messages on
the items for the children.
As the number of finished
bears started to accumulate, the
school displayed them inside
the lobby. After all the bears
were complete, the American
Cancer Society's Hope van
picked up the furry toys and
distributed them to children.
High Springs resident Amy
Whitfield helped coordinate the
project with the students. She
said the children either bought
new bears or gave their own
during the course of the project.
Whitfield was impressed with
how the students tackled the
task ahead of them, along with
knowing what children less
fortunate than them are going
through.
"It was amazing how the
kids related and connected."
School administrator Linda
Petteway said everybody was
emotional when the students
loaded the bears in the van's
trunk as they were ready to be
delivered to area hospitals. "It
was very sweet. You couldn't
help but shed a tear."

RIVERS: Do
Continued from page Al


have been there over 50-60 years, were
extracted from the spring, Olson said.
The project got national press coverage
on NBC. A small clip highlighted a garbage
patch in the spring.
"It was a tiny little clip, but we though it
was big stuff," said Olson. .
The next clean up for Santa Fe River's
springs has not been scheduled -yet, but
other activities are being done to get the
community involved in keeping the
county's water supply clean.,
The county has five hazardous waste
collection centers and one main collection


HILL:
Continued fion page A
and sexual battery on a c
According -to A
spokesperson Art Forgey,
used to baby sit the two fe
victims, who are now in
teens, at his home. Forgey


udents do projects on a monthly basis


Contact person:


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Photo special to Alachua County Today
First Christian Academy of High Springs' students proudly display the bears they made for the
American Cancer Society. The bears were distributed to children who are patients at area
hospitals.
Every month, students at the overseas, and making cards for and focus on others. By
school participate in different Grandparents Day. According participating in these mission
mission projects. The most to Whitfield, the projects instill projects each month they learn
recent include turning responsibility to children, to do that."
shoeboxes into gift boxes with "We are teaching them to # # #
presents inside for children take their eyes off themselves

daily routines can help improve water quality


center near Gainesville Regional Airport.
Residents can dispose of old paint,
pesticides, gasoline and other pollutants at
the centers.
In addition, Alachua County
Department of Environmental Protection is
hoping to educate people and reduce the
pollution in the material they use.
Water Action Volunteers go to K-12
schools throughout the county to give
demonstrations on environmental
protection.
The best way for residents to get
involved is by being careful throughout


Hill suspended
;hild. the incidents occurred between Forgey ,s
CSO December 1998 and January of began their inv
Hill this year. school counsel
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Alachua County Department of
Environmental Protection Director Chris
Byrd said, "Itis not a matter to depend on
government. It's something people do
everyday in their backyards. Add up all the
individual decisions that our residents
make. People should be a part of the
solution arid not the problem."
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without pay
authorities the incidents, he said that many
tion after a individuals who fall victim to
rned in the child molestation or battery
ties. When prefer not to tell anyone
e victim so because of the pain that's
ators about involved from the incidents.
"It's something that's very
traumatic. No kids should have
to go through that," said Forgey.
Before joining APD in May
S 2006, Hill was employed with
the Florida Highway Patrol and
Florida Fish & Wildlife
Commission. Forgey said Hill
didn't have a criminal record
and cited his career with the
three agencies he worked with
as stellar.
APD Chief Robert Jemigan
said his agency won't comment
on Hill's arrest, but did say he
was suspended without pay due
to the seriousness of the charges
against him.
This is the second time
recent years that an APD
employee has been in trouble
with the law. Last year, Officer
Reggie Smith left the
department after he was
arrested on charges of
aggravated battery following an
altercation with his girlfriend
according to police.
As of Monday afternoon,
Hill was still being held in jail
on a $400,000 bond.
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RICK BABSTONI/Aachua County Today

Raiders finish

in third with

two wins

*Santa Fe downs Williston,
Newberry in tourney
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA After two straight runner-up
finishes in the Hitchcock's Challenge boys
basketball tournament, the Santa Fe High
School Raiders settled for third place in this
year's edition of the event. However, despite
not taking home the top prize, the host school
was able to pull out two narrow victories over
area rivals Williston and Newberry.
"Beating Williston was pretty big and

RAIDERS on page B3


RICK BABSSTON/Alachui County Today
ABOVE: Santa Fe's Steven Shipwash dribbles past Newberry's Ryan Brown (left) and Antonio Brown. ABOVE
LEFT: Raider junior Stephen Lott drives to the basket against.the Panthers on Saturday.


* University defeats
West Orange in final
By ADAM BOUKARI
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA When it comes to
high school boys basketball this time
of year, the one place where fans can
get their fill is at Santa Fe High
School. The Raiders hosted their
14th Annual Hitchcock's Challenge
basketball tournament last Thursday
through Saturday. Eight teams from
around central Florida converged on


Raider Gym for the three-day event.
Joining the host Raiders were area
teams Newberry,
Hawthorne and
Williston. Filling
out the remaining
field were
Leesburg, Winter
Garden West
Orange, Palatka
and Orlando
University. The

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Winners

Champion -Orlando
University
Runner-Up- Winter Garden
West Orange
MVP Darrick Brown
(University)
Three-Point Contest Grieg
Milliken (Santa Fe)
Dunk Contest Robert
Jones (West Orange)


Panthers drop a pair in tourney


* Newberry suffers two
lopsided losses in Ashley
Morrison Shootout
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
berry High School girls
basketball coach Scott
Frisina said his team had a
nice time at the Ashley
Morrison Shootout hosted
by New. Port Richey
Ridgewood on Dec. 21 and 22nd.
The coach said the event was organized
and added that his team was treated well.


Each participant in the two-day event, which
is named for a former Ridgewood player
who died during her high school years,
received a tournament t-shirt and a heart
pendant necklace, according to Frisina.
But that was all the hospitality the
Panthers enjoyed off the court, because they
didn't fare so well on it.
Newberry was hammered 52-17 by
Tampa Jefferson in the opening-round
before falling 61-33 to the host Rams.
"We were in over our heads, We were
playing bigger schools with more talent,"
Frisina said. "There were real good teams, it
was a very talented tournament field."
Ridgewood and Jefferson are both Class


5A schools, while the other club in the four-
team field, Orlando Boone, is ranked fourth
in Class 6A. Boone was also the eventual


Frisina


tournament champion.
The trip for the
Pafithers got off to a
rocky start as the
normal just more than
two-hour trip to New
Port Riche\ took about
four and a half hours as
the group got lost on
the way down.


Things got worse frm there as Newberry
fell behind Jefferson 17-2 after the first
quarter of play. The Panthers trailed 24-11 at


halftime before the Dragons blew the game
open as they outscored Newberry 20-2 in the
third quarter.
Laurie Beaty scored 13 points to lead
Jefferson, which held a commanding 44-13'
advantage after three quarters of play. Jade
Givens had 12 points, while Atavia Blake
followed with 10 points in victory for the
Dragons.
Laporcha Robinson led Newberry (4-7)
with eight points as the Panthers had no
player score double figures.
"I think our biggest problem for both days
was the four and a half hour bus ride, you get
listless and you lose focus when you're on a
NEWBERRY on page B3


grinning

Despite one of the most
topsy-turvy college football
seasons in history, Mikey was'
still .able to manage .;a
respectable 81-48 in picking the
winners of the games each
week.
And now, as five'dollar bills
all over
America
change
hands at

second to
get in on -
o ff ic e
college
football
bowl pools MIKEDAROZA
ever y- rbdaytsCpi.u.cais
where,
Mikey will take one last stab at
his prognosticating prowess for
2007.
So now, without further ado
or wasted print ink, here's
Mikey's final picks for the 2007
college football season...

Humanitarian Bowl

Bulldogs coach Pat White has
made a living playing anyone,
anywhere, anytime.
This time his team gets to
prove they are the real FSU by
knrockiig off. a Georgia Tech
team that won't officials
welcome in their new coach
until after the game.

Fresno State (FSU) over
Georgia Tech

Sun Bowl

It's hard to believe now, but,
these two teams were once
ranked No.2 at one point during
the season. Without injured
quarterback Dennis Dixon, it's
also hard to believe the Ducks
will beat the Bulls.

South Florida over Oregon

Music City Bowl

The Wildcats were already
looking like a decent pick over
Florida State before the

DAROZA on pege B2


Panthers cooled off at Challenge


SNewberry dropped
its final two games
of the annual event
at Santa Fe
By CLIFF OLSEN
Today Sports Writer
ALACHUA The Newberry
High School boys basketball
team entered this past weekend's
14th Annual Hitchcock's
Challenge hosted by Santa Fe,
winners of four straight games.
However, the Panthers left the
three-day event on a two-game
losing streak.
Newberry edged Hawthorne
76-69 in Thursday's opening-
round game to push its win streak
to five games. But a 57-45 loss to
eventual tournament champion


Orlando University in the
semifinals was followed by a 55-
52 defeat at the hands of the host
Raiders in the third-place game.
"I think we need a break from
each. other and basketball," said
Newberry
head coach
Chris Baker,
vI hose core
group' of
pla ers made
the transition
V, Without a
Baker break a couple
of weeks ago
to the hardwood after a lengthy
football season. "We need a few
days off and I know we definitely
need some practice."
In the tournament opener,


Xavier Woods scored a game-
high and career-best 30 points to
lead five Panthers in double
figures in the win over
Hawthorne.
Newberry led 42-38 at
halftime before the Hornets
closed out the third period with a
6-0 run. Jimmy Johnson scored
four straight points to key the run
as Hawthorne pulled within 57-
56 heading into t'he fourth
quarter.
Maurice Cook's layup put the
Hornets ahead 60-59 with 6:23
left. With just under two minutes
to go, Guy Brown sunk a pair of
free throws to give Newberry a
69-65 advantage, but Hawthorne
tied the game at 69-69 a short
PANTHERS onpage B3


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Panther head coach Chris Baker addresses his team on Saturday in Newberry's three-point loss
to rival Santa Fe in the Hitchcock's Challenge.


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Seminoles announced that at
least 36 players won't be
making the trip. Now, one has to
-wonder if Kentucky will have
much trouble putting up 36
points on FSU in the opening
quarter.

Kentucky over Florida State

Insight Bowl

Oklahoma State's head coach


Mike Gundy is a man, a father -
of children, no less and he's
forty! For some reason, Mikey
sees this.as a good thing.

Oklahoma State over Indiana

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Both coaches named Tommy,
both teams are called Tigers and
each team has orange in their
school colors. Unfortunately for
Clemson, only one of these
teams is missing two of their
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Auburn over Clemson

Outback Bowl

The Vol's eligible scholarship
players are dropping like fleas
on a Blue Tick Hound (count is
up to six as of this writing) and
Wisconsin will be healthier than
it has been all season.

Wisconsin over Tennessee

Cotton Bowl

Missouri might be the
obvious pick here, but if you
figure in the "pouting because
we wanted to be in a bigger
bowl" factor not to mention
the Darren McFadden and Felix
Jones factor Arkansas looks
like a prime spoiler.

Arkansas over Missouri

Gator Bowl

If Virginia can get off to a fast
start and build a big lead...uh,
wait a second...that's right,
Minnesota did the same thing
last year at this time and the Red
Raiders scoring machine still
erased a 30-plus point lead for
the win.

Texas Tech over Virginia


Capital One Bowl


Being an Ohio native, Meyer
seeks his shot at the Wolverines,
Tebow seeks to overcome the
typical Heisman jinx and
Florida seeks to show. why it
should be one of the top-three
ranked teams heading into next
season. As Mikey always says,
"Seek and ye shall beat the
pants off the Wolverines."

Florida over Michigan

Rose Bowl

This is meant with no
disrespect to Illinois' Ron Zook,
but is Mikey the only who finds
it just a bit ironic that no one is
saying, "Sure, he took them to
the Rose Bowl, but he did it
with (former Illinois coach) Ron
Turner's players."

USC over Illinois

Sugar Bowl

Boise State proved last year
that a team from the WAC could
not only stay with a Big XII
team, but they could also trick-
play them to death and beat
them in a BCS bowl, too. Too
bad for Hawaii that 'their
opponent isn't a Big XII team
this time around.
Georgia over Hawaii


Fiesta Bowl

Speaking of that Big XII
team, the last time we saw them,
Oklahoma looked like one of
the best teams in the nation. The
Mountaineers didn't, blowing
their chances of playing for a
BCS title when they laid an egg
against Pitt. Mikey's guessing
that losing their head coach
(Rich Rodriguez) didn't
improve the mood in
Morgantown.

Oklahoma over West Virginia

Orange Bowl

Again, this is meant in no
disrespect to Kansas' coach
Mark Mangino, but Mikey
believes that it is no coincidence
that the number of quality
opponents Jayhawks played this
season also matches their
number of losses this season.

Virginia Tech over Kansas

International Bowl

The good news for Rutgers is
that at the end of the season,
their chances of making a bowl
were not going south.
Unfortunately for the Scarlet
Knights, however, somewhere
south of the Canadian border
just might not have been such a


bad thing.

Rutgers over Bal State

BCS Championship
Game

1. Does anyone remember
how no one outside of the
greater Alachua County area
thought Florida not only
deserved to be playing Ohio
State for the national title, but
also had a snow ball's chance in
a desert of pulling off a win? 2.
How many times have we gone
into this game thinking one
team was going to dominate and
the other one used it as
motivation? 3. And, how many
times do you think Buckeyes
players have been reminded of
coming, in too confident and
getting steamrolled by Florida
in this game last year?
The answers? 1. Doesn't
matter. 2. Doesn't matter. 3.
Doesn't matter.

LSU over Ohio State

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RAIDERS:
Continued from page Bl

Newberry being our nemesis
was even bigger," said Santa Fe
head coach Elliot Harris.
"Williston is ranked sixth in
Class 3A so that was big for our
program. Of course Newberry
being a rival was pretty big
too."
In the opening round of the
event last Thursday, Santa Fe
(8-4, 3-1) was pitted against the
Red Devils of Williston and
came away with a tight, 52-47
overtime win. The visitors had
only suffered one loss all season
and defeated one of Class 3A's
top teams in P.K. Yonge two
weeks ago.
Williston controlled most of
the contest by maintaining a
five point lead throughout, but
the first quarter belonged to
Santa Fe. The Raiders held a
slim two-point advantage, 13-
11 after the first eight minutes
of play. Santa Fe junior
Stephen Lott recorded eight of
those points for the home team.
From there, the Red Devils
made up ground and outscored
Santa Fe 14-7 in the second
period. The visitors nursed a
25-20 lead into the locker room.
Like the first half, the final 16
minutes of the game were a
defensive battle. Santa Fe
whittled away the Red Devil
lead by just one point after the
third quarter.
In the final period, Santa Fe
can attribute free throw
shooting to sending the game
into overtime. Raiders Daniel
Bareswilt and Steven Shipwash
each hit a pair of free throws to
force the overtime with the
score, 42-42.
Santa Fe outscored Williston
10-5 in the extra session to
advance to the tournament
semifinals against Winter
Garden West Orange. Lott
recorded a game-high 16 points
over Williston while Shipwash
chipped in with 11 and fellow
senior Darrius Jones with 9.
"Our guys really stepped up,"
leveled. Harris. "We had been
struggling on the defensive end,
letting people penetrate our
defense and our guys did a good
job of helping each other out. I
was proud of our defense."
.In Friday's second round
match up of the tournament,
Santa Fe found itself on the
wrong side of a 75-66 decision
to Class 6A West Orange.
Santa Fe jumped out to an
early 10-0 lead over the
Warriors of West Orange thanks
in large part to back-to-back
three pointers from Raiders
Greg Milliken and Jones. That
advantage would be short lived




NEWL ERRY from page Bl

bus that long," Frisina said. "The
next day we get there at 12 for.a 1
p.m. game (versus Ridgewood)
and the officials weren't there.
Then we had to wait around an
hour and a half for the officials."
Saturday afternoon wasn't any
better for Newberry as Aleesa
Williamson scored 15 points, with
Julia Moore adding 12 points as the
Rams enjoyed a 45-11 cushion at-
halftime.
Stephanie Hardy had 10 points,
with Marquisa Ross and Lavarsha
Nattiel following with eight and
seven points respectively in the
loss.
"In the second half against
Ridgewood we came out and
played 'hard," said Frisina, whose
club outscored the Rams 22-16 in
the final two quarters. "It definitely
was too little to late for that game
but if we can learn that we can play
with teams from this it will help us
for the rest of the year.
"We're facing the same thing we
faced last year, were playing really
good competition, against schools


that are bigger than us and we have
to hope we can learn fom this to
make us better come district
tournament time," said Frisina,
who guided Newberry to. the
regional semifinals a year ago.
Frisina also said that he was not
pleased with his team's play during
the two games.
"We stood around a lot on
offense and we didn't' play very
good defense," Frisina said. "I'm
extremely frustrated, I'm going to
lave to figure out'a way to do


V

4.,


RICK BABSTON/Alachua County Today
Santa Fe junior center Daniel Bareswilt shoots over several
Panther defenders on Saturday.


as the Warriors chipped away to
a four-point deficit by the end
of the quarter.
Both teams tightened down
on their defense in the second
quarter and Santa Fe took a 31-
28 lead into the intermission.
The Raiders looked like they
might be headed for another
overtime finish, however,
Shipwash fouled out early in
the fourth quarter. His absence
put a bind on the Raider
backcourt and the Warriors
were able to force turnovers and
poor decisions from Santa Fe.
Helping to key the win for
West Orange was impressive
execution from the free throw
line, nailing 26-of-32 shots.
The win put the Warriors in the
championship game while
Santa Fe settled for a third-
place showdown with
Newberry (5-4).
The Raiders battled it out and
beat the Panthers on Saturday,
55-52 thanks to good decisions
late in the game. Much like the
Raiders' contest against West
Orange, the home team came
out firing. Milliken hit two
straight three pointers to set the
tone for the game and helped
his team to a 20-12 first-period
lead.
Santa Fe stretched that lead,
31-20 by halftime thanks to
nine second-quarter points from
Shipwash. The Panthers used a
balance scoring attack in the
third quarter to cut that lead to
just five, 40-35 entering the
final eight minutes. The game
would go down to the wire and
the Panthers' Antonio Brown's
three pointer late in the game
gave his team a 52-49
advantage. Four straight Raider
points put the home team back
on top for good before
freshman Ashton Lee sunk two
free throws to provide the final
three-point margin.
Newberry's Matt Robinson




something about it. We're getting
beat bad in a lot of games, they're
getting down on themselves and
their frustration is coming
through."
With about a month left in the
season, Frisina hopes his club can
correct some of its problems.
"We need to start executing and
there is no sense of urgency or
pride, we also lack toughness right
now," the coach said. "A lot of
times we look for the excuserather
than for the answer. We definitely
need some people to step up and
show leadership."
But regardless of the results of
the two games, Frisina thought the
tournament was a good experience
for his club.
"The tournament was great, it
was well run and organized,"
Frisina said, "The only bad things
about it were the four and half-hour
bus ride it took us to get there and
the way we played for six of the
eight quarters (two games)."
After a break for the Holidays,
the Panthers return to action with a
pair of games in Jacksonville for
the City of Rivers Tournament.
Newberry' faces Jacksonville
Wolfson at Jacksonville Lee High
School on Fri, Jan. 4 and faces
Bradford at Jacksonville Ribault
the following day. Times of the
game are to be announced.
Newberry then returns to
William N. Barry Gymnasium on
Tues. Jan 8 to host District 5-3A
foe P.K. Yonge, Class 3A's second-
ranked team, at 6 p.m.
Cliff Olsen can be reached at
sports@alachuatoday.com or by
calling (386) 42-3355.


scored a game-high 21 points
while teammate Xavier Woods
added 16. Santa Fe was led by
Shipwash who netted 16 points,
Milliken dropped in 15 and
Jones finished with 10.
"Third place is better than last
place," admitted Harris, who's
in his first year as head coach of
the Raider boys program. "We
wanted to play for the
championship, but we still go
two wins out of it. I'm
disappointed we didn't play in
the championship, but in the
same breath, I'm proud of my
kids that we didn't get down too
low and came back and fought
against Newberry."
Santa Fe travels to the
Barnstorm Classic in Panama
City this 'week for a three-day
tournament beginning today.
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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time later. But that would be it for
Hawthorne as Newberry scored
the final seven points in the last
1:03 to claim the win.
The Panthers received a
balanced offensive attack as Matt
Robinson netted 16 points, while
Guy Brown, Ryan Brown and
Antonio Brown each added 10
points in the victory.
Roderick Goggins led
Hawthorne (5-4) with 16 points,
with Edward Ray and Anthony
James each throwing in 10 points
in the loss.
The next night, however,
Newberry did not click
offensively and it looked as
though the Panthers had trouble
with University's zone defense.
Woods led Newberry again
with 18 points, but no other
Panther reached double figures
on the night. Darrick Brown
scored 17 points and grabbed
nine rebounds for the Cougars,
who led 26-22 at halftime.
Woods nailed a pair of free
throws to knot the score at 30-30
with 4:21 left in the third quarter.
But University answered with a
13-5 run to carry a 43-35
advantage to begin the fourth
quarter. D'Angelo Thompson's
three-point play pulled Newberry
to within 49-45 with 3:09 left, but
University closed out the game
with an 8-0 run.
"I thought we played kind of
selfish and we were not executing
our offense at all," Baker said.
"I'm disappointed in some of our
players.".
Tim Mitchell had 12 points and
eight rebounds for the Cougars
(9-2).
"This was the first time this
year that I saw a lot more me than
I have a lot more we," Baker said.
"The reason they have been
successful because they have
been a team and I think they are
going to have to realize that. I
don't think we're playing much as
a team right now."
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Newberry's Matt Robinson shoots a runner against Santa Fe in
the Hitchcock's Challenge. Robinson finished with 21 points.


Newberry was down 40-35 after
28 minutes of action but made
things interesting down the
stretch.
Antonio Brown, who played
through an ankle injury
according to Baker, nailed a
three-pointer from the right
comer to break a tie and give
Newberry a 52-49 lead with
about 1:24 remaining. Santa Fe'
Darrius Jones answered with a
layup at the other end to pull the
home team to within 52-51. The
Panthers then turned the ball over
which set up, Stephon Lott's layup
which gave the Raiders a 53-52
edge with around 40 seconds left.
Ashton Lee then hit two free
throws which provided the final
margin with around 20 seconds
remaining. Newberry failed to
score in its last possession as the
Raiders, who finished as runner
ups in their tournament each of
the last two years, held on for the
win.
"I just think that Santa Fe out
played us, they had a better game
than us," Baker said. "I just think
Santa Fe is a better basketball
team than us right now."
Robinson paced Newberry (5-
4) with 21 points, with Woods
following with. 16 points in the
loss.


Steven Shipwash led Santa Fe
with 16 points, while Milliken
added 15 points. Jones tossed in
10 points in the win for the
Raiders (8-4).
S"I have to give our kids credit,
they are playing about as well as
we could right now but we're not
anywhere close to where we
would normally be at this time of
year," Baker said. "It was good
maybe our kids will see some of
the things we need to work on."
Newberry will have some time
off for the Holiday break but
returns to action on Sat.. Jan 5
when they face Jacksonville
Englewood at Eastside High
School. The Panthers then head
to Williston for a District 5-3A
contest on Tues. Jan 8 at 7:30
p.m.
"I thought it (The Hitchcock's
Challenge) was excellent," said
Baker, whose club finished sixth'
in last year's event. "I think our
kids are only going to get better
from playing in the tournament, it
just keeps getting better and
better each year."
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B4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2007


CHALLENGE:
Continued from page BI
eight teams provided a wide
variety of basketball styles for
fans in Raider Gym.
There were schools from
nearly every size at the
tournament. Hawthorne is a
Class 2A school while
Newberry and Williston are
Class 3A. Santa Fe and Palatka
are of similar size and are Class
4A programs.
Leesburg is in Class
5A with West "For
Orange and gives
Un i v e r s ity more
representing the We gi
largest class in the differe
state in Class 6A. of
"For us, it just differed
gives us a little more basket
experience," said prepare
Santa Fe head coach the pla
Elliot Harris. "We
get to see different
brands of basketball,
different types of
basketball and it prepares us for
the playoffs.
"If you're a fan or a coach
there's no place you would
rather be."
Winning the event was
University which defeated
Orlando-neighbor West Orange,
58-40 in the championship


game on Saturday. Santa Fe
finished third with a 55-52
defeat of Newberry while
Williston downed Hawthorne
58-25 for fifth place. Palatka
pulled out a slim win over
Leesburg, 56-51 for the seventh
place game.
University's road to the
championship game began on
Thursday with a dominating 68-
35 win over Palatka. The


Panthers kept

us, it just
us a little
experience.
et to see
nt brands
basketball,
nt types of
ball and it
es us for
yoffs."
Elliot Harris
Santa Fe coach

game.
West Orange


up with the
University
Couggars,
trailing by just
two at
halftime, but
couldn't keep
pace in the
second" half.
From there,
University
dropped
Newberry, 57-
45 in a close
contest to
advance to the
championship

started with a


68-54 win over Leesburg
Thursday night in the opening
round of the tournament thanks
to a huge fourth quarter. The
Warriors of West Orange
outscored the Yellow Jackets
22-6 in the final period for the


win. West Orange then edged
Santa Fe, 75-66 to make their
claim in the title game.
While the Raiders had to
settle for third place in the
tournament, Santa Fe's Greg
Milliken took first in the three-
point contest Saturday night.
Meanwhile, West Orange's
Robert Jones won the dunk
contest for the tournament.
Tournament MVP was
University's Darrick Brown
who averaged 13.3 points per
game for the event.
Harris says he was pleased
with the turnout for the
tournament.
"There ended up being pretty
good match ups for the last
day," said Harris. "Most of
those games were competitive
except the championship game
and University was just a cut
above the rest.
"Those were good basketball
teams to watch and I was
honored to be a part of it."
Adam Boukari can be reached
at sports@alachuatoday.com or
by calling (386) 462-3355.


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3-35 Acre Tracts near
Moultrie, GA. Wooded
acreage with lots of paved
road frontage. $8,000 per
acre. Call Norris Bishop
Realty @ (229)890-1186.
5000sqft custom built
home on 10 acres. Includes
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Sparkling & spacious pool
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mobile home has been well maintained' washer & dryer. Great wrap-around Boothby, 352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, mostly wooded. Property has well, septic
Come build your dream home here. It is porch & deck on 1.89 acres of mature 352-318-7829. $79,000. #278538 & Elec. Cleared area ready to build on
priced right to sell just waiting for you! oaks. Call Martha Cornelius, 386-984- BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on and low Columbia County taxes! Call
Looking at all offers! Call Deena 5920. $144,900. #273971 this beautiful 6.68 acre lot between High Martha Cornelius, 386-984-5920.
Erickson-Klqcko, 352-494-2404 or Judic Springs & Ft. White! Close to rivers and $124,900. #281577
lrwin,352-339-6879.$139.900. #279396 springs, lots of wildlife! Low Columbia BEAUTIFUL 1.79 ACRE HOME-
COMPLETELY RENOVATED, 3B1 Co. taxes. Call Martha Cornelius. 386- SITE in a very desirable location in High
IBA, 1370 Sq. Ft. New flooring, BREATHTAKING VIEWS of Majes- 984-5920. $84,900. #281204 Springs. Come and build the home of
windows, doors, paint, AC/heat. tic Suwannee River. One-acre riverfront 5 FENCED ACRES in Springstead your dreams. Call Martha Barnes, 352-
Sparkles fom top-to-botom and jusa hgh bluf & near s ral Subdivision near High Springs and a 339-4069. $125,000. #272703
minuS Ites af Lake City 700 Sq. Ft.
minutes from Lake City! S.t springs. Great place to build a home. short drive to Gainesvillc. Pcrfect site for CLOSE TO 1-75, THIS BRICK
outdo workshop. Call Ty Boothby Septic and well on site. Call Isabel Your home! Call Isabel Smith, 352-318- BEAUTY on 20 acres is a great equine
.352-262-1159 or Isabel Smith, 352-318- t .'
7829. 139,90. t,- 287600Smith. 318-7829 or Tony Boothby, 352- 7829. $99,900. #280519 property. 3BR, 2.5BA. A ive-stall barn
782PEACE & QU T N 4+ ACR# 262- 159. $69,900. #275757 ROLLING 5 ACRES jus minutes fiom w/tack room, wash stall and six pastures.
PEACE QUIT O 4+At. VERY SECLUDED 5 ACRE PAR- O'leno State Park. Scattered trees & This kind of property is rare! Call today.
Beautiful 1512 Sq. Ft. manut home on CEL with many mature hardwood trees. ..t ,,,,- p l.., ........ ,.. Call Peny McDonald. 352-278-0310.
rolling land xsgsweeping views. 3t R, ,679000 "#81770
rolling land w/sweeping r s, c r A flagw lot just off Rum island Terrace. for the handyman. Trulv stunning! Call $679,000. #281770
213A, It ,, I oonls, carport &
kshp. Call Io 52-2 Vei) Close to Rum Island Springs. Just Tony Boothbv. 352-262-1159 or Isabel ... ...
workshop. Call I ony Boothby. 352-262- -318-7829. .f n l li Z I
1150 or 15 abel Sit.h_, 3 8-78noo29. outside of Alachua Countv, into Smith, 352-318-7829. $125,000. A_ __i____ __.._B
1159 or Isabel Smith, 352-318-7829.
$ 139,900 A#274 A Columbia County. Call Martha Bamres, #285464
AD ORBLE & AFFORDABiLE 352-339-4069. $74,500. #281879. RIVER'S BEND, 36-lot clustered com- NICE LOCATION in wonderful lot in
Cute 3BR, 1.5A home rigt in Ilig 5ACRES OFRURAL PASTURE with munity on the Steinhatchcc River. A Ft. White. Could also be sold with
Springs. .Brand r .. o rehly close proximity to TIrcnton, New benry or short trip down river to some of the best adjacent commercial/residential proper-
paite home is in move-in condition. E ligh Springs. Seller is open to offers so Gulf lashing and scalloping in Florida. 1- ty. See MLS #286714 & 286716.
great starter or invesm t property. call Perry McDonald, 352-278-0310. lour & 20 Mins. from Gainesville & $425,000. Call Mike leRoy, 352-494-
ebbie Zeller. 352-538-2857. $45,00. $79,900. #281826 Tallahassec. Pool/house, community 1736 or Deena Erickson-Klacko, 352-
#281l2 boat ramp, paved roads & much more. 494-2404.
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