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Heated debate


By TRACEY MCMANUS.
Today Reporter .
HIGH SPRINGS - Bob Bentz may
soon do something that has been forbidden
and shunned since he and his wife re-
opened The Great Outdoors Restaurant
early this year. He may be able to serve a
glass of wine with his customers' Sunday
dinners.
High Springs tourists might now be
able to do something banned since High
Springs set up their alcohol codes in 1971.
They may be able to order a beer with
their lunches after a day of cave diving in
the glassy waters that attract tourists from

Commission

approves waste S

fee increase Scra

after delay
By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter


ALACHUA -TheAlachua
City Commission decided
Monday night to approve a.
waste collection fee increase
along with a contract extension
with W aste Pro.
If the ordinance is approved
on final reading durmg the Dec.
l 5 meeting, residents who live
WASTE FEE:
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Police conclude

investigation

into August

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By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - High
Springs Police Department
'(HSPD) officers have completed
an investigation into an August
traffic accident that left one
woman dead.
HSPD concluded that
Scott DeLaney was at fault in
ACCIDENT:
Continued on page A6


over Sunday
all over the world and not leave the city
grumbling about the restrictions so foreign
to their customs.
However, J. Coconuts Beach Grill
owner Jonas Graham may not be qualified
for the city's historic change since his
business sits 113 feet from a church.
Decision set for Dec. 16
commission meeting
Although the ordinance to allow the
sale of beer and wine on Sundays in High
Springs passed its first reading on Nov. 25,
the second reading and the fine print of how
close to allow these sales near churches will
be finalized at the final reading on Dec. 16.


alcohol sales
The ordinance would allow the sale of
beer and wine on Sundays from 1 p.m. to
11 p.m. only in restaurants with at least 51
percent of their gross revenue from the sale
of food and non-alcoholic beverages and
that are equipped to serve at least 65 people
at one time. Packaged sales of beer and
wine in stores for off-premise consumption
would also be allowed from 1 p.m. to 11
p.m. on Sundays and 7 a.m. to midnight on
Monday.through Saturday, which cuts two
hours off Friday sales from the previous
law.
Despite overwhelming support from restaurant
ALCOHOL SALES:
Continued on page A8


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L-R: Front - Daniel Blackford, Tommy Davis, Ale Sheppard Jr, Tyler Jones, Peyton Bradley,
Jaret Davis, Coleman Crews, Bradley Davenport, Nell Davenport, Dalvin Smith, Jayden
Sheppard. 2nd row - Jesse Banks, Krystopher Young, Antwain Patterson, Terrance Williams,
Brandon "B. J" Williams. 3rd row - Brandon Hatcher,; Andrew Garrison, Jessie Stalnaker,
Walter Jenkins, Cody Clark, Tyler Hughey, Ty Rawls, Kenshawn Cannady, Peter Forges, Jared
Fralick, Andrew Waldo, Austin Gay, James Ford, Natron "Nate" Curtis, Brendan "Tucker"
Wheeler, Kennyatta "Peanut" Patterson, Finn Swanson, Daniel Griffis. Back row - Coach Barry
Banks, Coach Nick Rawls, Head Coach Ale Sheppard, Coach Mike Hatcher, Coach Naron


Curtis, Team Mom Jenna Ross.
By MIKE GRIFFIS and CRAIG COX
Contributing Reporter
Alachua County Today
OVIEDO - Throughout the year, from her
perch in the grandstands, Grandma Anne Gay
used her horn to give the Raiders her war cry,
"You gotta believe'in yourselves, boys!" Head
coach Ale Sheppard has told them from the first
practice, "No team in the state of Florida. can
compete with you!"
One thing is for sure -- the Raiders listen. And
they also achieve. An incredible combination
of hunger, heart and talent, together with a few
miracle plays, have now propelled the Santa Fe


Raiders to an incredible Pop Warner Super Bowl
appearance.
The Santa Fe Raiders Junior Pee-Wee team
(ages 9-11) is now 13-0 after defeating the
Moore Park Generals 18-12 on Friday, Nov. 28
in Oviedo. The Raiders are the U.S. Southeast
Regional Champions.
Pop Warner is-the nation's largest and oldest
youth football organization, and it sanctions a:
national championship tournament, dubbed the
Pop Warner Super Bowl, by hosting 64 teams from
all age groups at the Walt Disney's Wide World of
SportsTM. It should be noted that as a Pop Warner
SUPER BOWL:
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By TRACEY MCMANUS
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - High
Springs residents can now track
and search for crime in the area
in the comfort of their own
homes thanks to a Web-based
crime analysis tool that plots
crime incidents from the High
Springs Police Department on
the Internet.
According to High
Springs Chief of Police James
Troianio, the department was
able to purchase a two- year
subscription to CrimeReports.


com through donations from
two local businesses, Barber's
Auto Service and Family
Discount and Food Store.
The .crime map. will assist
the High Springs Police
department in tracking crimes
and will allow residents to see
Regularly updated crime data in
their neighborhoods sorted by
crime, location and date.
"It's another program we
are bringing to the community
to make them understand how
law enforcement actually
EYE FOR CRIME:
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Car stolen by son,


found by On-Star


By BRYAN BOUKARI
Today Reporter
HIGH SPRINGS - It was
the combination of technology,
police work and serendipity
that a High Springs woman's
car was found just minutes
after, it was reported stolen. At
about 3:40 Tuesday morning,
an'Alachua County Sheriffs


deputy noticed

traveling' at a
high rate of
speed on Tower
Road near
Archer Road
in Gainesville. Hines
The driver
CAR THIEF:
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High Springs, Alachua look to purchase Segways

, CRvA (APD) and the Alachua Public Services Christmas parades to see how well they about $5,800, said HSPD Chief Jim
Department are looking to capitalize on work. Troiano.


Today Reporter
Alachua and High Springs may soon
see a new.wave of modem technology if
city officials get their way.
Department leaders from both cities
have. their eyes set on Segways, which
are personal transporters that move up
to 12.5 mph in relation to the user's
balance.
These vehicles run on electricity
rather than fuel, and they allow users
to move quicker than walking, so
the High Springs Police Department
(HSPD), the Alachua Police Department


the technology.
Segway makes vehicles catered
towards specific uses, including personal,
business and police work. One model:
of the police Segway can run up to 24
miles on a single, 8-hour charge, while a
version designed for various terrains can
run between 10 miles and 14 miles on a.
single charge.
Officers from APD and HSPD
recently met with a Segway salesperson
to test the vehicles, and the -salesperson
said she might be able to allow city
officials to use Segways in the upcoming


Some 450 police departments around
the world already use Segways to patrol
streets. The vehicles raise the officers
above the crowd, they are compact and
they save fuel, according to the Segway
website.
Alachua Public Works Department
Director Mike New said he is interested in
purchasing Segways for his department,
because the vehicles will allow meter
readers to move quicker, which can save
time, fuel and labor expenses.
However, a major deterrent for cities
is the cost of Segways, which can run


Troiano said he would love to have
the Segways for his officers, but unless
private donors offer funds to help
purchase the equipment, he does not
know where he could find the money to
cover the costs.
"With the current budget we are in
now, we certainly can't afford one,"
Troiano said. "There are other things
that are higher up on my priority list
right now, and it would be hard for me to
justify this expense."
SEGWAYS:
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Local AARP sponsors


Christmas carol sing-along

Special to Alachua County Today officers were installed and they are: Dick
SWilliams, president; Paul Salg, vice president;
HIGH SPRINGS-The Touch of Class trio Gloria James, secretary and Wanda Kemp,
will return to lead area seniors in a Christmas treasurer.
carol sing-a-long at the pext meeting of the High Members and guests who plan to attend this
Springs Area AARP on Dec. 11 (Thursday) at month's meeting are asked to bring a covered
10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 25 dish to be served during the luncheon.
N. Main Street, High Sprinsdish to be served during the luncheon.
N. Main Street, High Springs. The meeting is open to anyone over 50 who
At last month's meeting, the trio attracted
At last month's meeting, the tro attracted may be interested in joining the many activities
a record turnout of members and guests who of the local AARP. For more information, call
enjoyed singing along to old time favorites Dick Williams at 386-454-4516.
followed by a covered dish luncheon. # # #
Also during that meeting, newly elected


Alachua residents to get

sneak peek of Santa


Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA - Christmas
may be three weeks away,
but city of Alachua residents
will get to see Santa early this
year - before he begins his
busy gift-giving trek across
the world on Christmas Eve.
City officials will welcome
Santa to Alachua on Friday,
Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. with the
lighting of a Christmas tree in
front of City Hall.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will
ride from the tree lighting
ceremony to Theater Park


on Main Street, where area
youth can have their pictures
taken and receive a treat bag
until 8 p.m.
City Manager Clovis
Watson, Jr. said the tree
lighting and Santa visit
promote a sense of cheer, so
the events are great for the
community.
"Our staff works hard
to put these events together
so that our community can
embrace the spirit of the
season," Watson said.'
# # #


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Today Reporter


HAWTHORNE - The
Christmas spirit will flood the
streets of downtown Hawthorme
as the city is set to hold A
Magical Christmas, the 26th
annual Christmas festival Dec.
13.
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Hawthorne Middle/High
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Craig will lead the parade as
grand marshal which begins
at 3 p.m. at the Hawthorne
Historical Museum and will
carry on the length of Johnson
Street, ending at Hawthorne
First Baptist Church.
Santa Clause and Mrs;
Clause will make an appearance
at the Hawthorne Library at 4
p.m. where children can come
to,declare their holiday wishes
until 5 p.m. The tree lighting at
City Hall will follow at 6 p.;n,
but the festival chairman Donna
Boles said the festivities will
not stop after the tree lighting
as they have in the past.


"We have found people like
to linger and socialize after the
festival," Boles said: "This year
we will continue the festivities
to 9 p.m. with a street dance and
music."
While last year's festival
held a beauty pageant that
showed off the good looks of
Hawthorne locals, another new
addition to the festival this year
willbe thepet pageant sponsored
Sby Sun Kiva Kennels that will
flaunt the best Christmas outfits
of local pets at 1 p.m.
According to Boles, with
all these attractions and more,
the Hawthorne community can
expect a great turnout for the
holiday festival.
"We usually have a big
turnout," Boles said. "People
always line up to watch the
parade."


A twilight Christmas


in High Springs


Today Staff Report.

High Springs - The 13th
Annual Twilight Christmas
Parade and Tree lighting will
illuminate the High Springs'
Main Street- Parade .floats
from area businesses and
organizations will be festively:
decorated with Christmas lights
as they roll through downtown
beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday.
A tree lighting ceremony will
follow. The theme for the 2008
twilight parade is Farming and


Agrictilture in High Springs at
Christmas Time.
For youngsters hoping for a
sneak peak before the big day,
Santa is planning to makean
appearance during Saturday's
festivities. Kids can even visit
with Santa and hand over their
wish lists after the tree lighting
ceremony.
The evening's festivities
will be rounded out with music,
activities and vendors.
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TOWN OF LACROSSE

PUBLIC HEARING


The Town of LaCrosse will hold a public hearing on
Monday, December 8, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. to address
proposed changes to the Boundary Adjustment Act
and for consideration of Redolution #2008-09.

For additional information, contact Town of LaCrosse
at 386-462-2784.


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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.
mAlachua (City) - Meets the 1st and 3rd
Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City
Hall.
tAlachua 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.
NGainesville - 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.
nLaCrosse - Meets the 2nd Monday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
"Micanopy - Meets the 2nd Tuesday of
each month at 7:30 p m. at Town Hall.
*Newberr' - 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. atYerkes Center.


* Alachua Christmas Parade - The Alachua Chamber
of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Alachua,
is hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday,
Dec. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. Starting at North Main and US
441, the parade will wind through historic downtown
Alachua. This year's winning floats and groups that
celebrate this year's theme will be presented cash awards
and recognition plaques. There is no fee to enter. Come
share the holiday spirit in historic Alachua. Contact Bud
Calderwood for additional information, 386- 462-3229
or gasvet@aol.com. Applications are available online at
www.Alachua.com.
* Alachua Community Market is now open every
Friday (weather permitting) from 2 p.m. to dusk.
Vendors welcome. Selling farm produce, plants, crafts,
green products. For more information: healthnews@
windstream.net, 386-418-1234. Volunteers needed
to help develop this community space. The market is
located at 14804 NW 140 Street, one block from Main
Street in downtown Alachua.
* The City ofNewberny's Parks & Recreation basketball
registration has begun! From Nov. 1 - 30, boys and girls
ages 6-14 can be registered online at Cityofnewberryfl.
com or at the Parks & Recreation Office, Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. The registration fees
cost $65. For more information call 352-472-5663
* Venders needed Dec. 6 at the High Springs Lions
Club pre-Christmas garage/yard sale. Outdoor sites 12'
x 12' - $12 /Indoor - $20. Tables provided if needed $5.
Limited space. Call Regina 386-496-8065.
* Free Women's Workshop, Frozen Sea Inside of
Me. - The workshop will be held at the Cleather Hathcock
Community Center located at 15818 NW 140th Street,.


Alachua, FL. The workshop will be held on Dec. 6 at
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hathcock Center in Alachua. The
Frozen Sea is a workshop of women sharing hurt, pain,
and the joy of letting it all go. At the workshop everyone
will receive a gift bag as well as a Pillow made of love
and lunch. You will be able to talk as well as listen during
this workshop. Why is it called Frozen? Have you ever
held on to something so long that it becomes of a part
of your body (pain,) it becomes frozen and pushed in
the back of your mind and heart. It's time to melt, talk
about it and let it go. The climax will be at Crusader's for
Christ in Alachua at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Prophetess
Christine Campbell from Holy Temple of Tallahassee,
Florida.
* All Interested Coaches - Middle School Girls
Fastpitch Softball coaches and schools interested in
playing softball from January through Mach 7. There
will be a meeting in Gainesville at the Martin Luther
King Center in the meeting room Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For
more information, call 386-462-1610
* The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Parish
Fish Fry at St. Madeleine Catholic Church on Friday,
Dec. from 4-6:30p.m. Menu is fried fish, hush puppies,
Victor's cheese grits, corn on the cob and
Bill's coleslaw... all for $7. Proceeds will go
into building for the future of St. Madeleine.
The fish fry pavilion is located on the church
grounds (17155 NWUS Highway 441, High
Springs). For further information, call the
church office at 386-454-7265. -
* BellHolidayEvents-LightingFestival,
Friday, Dec 5,6-8 p.m. Bring your blankets
and lawn chairs for an evening of fun and [


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entertainment. Free of charge, live entertainment, free
refreshments, and free drawings from Bell area businesses.
28th Annual Bell Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec 6
at 2 p.m., line-up starts at 1 p.m. The Side-Streets Arts &
Crafts start at 8 a.m., pictures with Santa 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
live entertainment 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
* The Brown's Funeral Home staff cordially invites
the community to come and join us at the funeral home
once again for our Annual Christmas Celebration on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. There will be door prizes and
refreshments. Hope to see you there!
* City of High Springs is taking registration for
youth basketball until Dec. 13. The cost is $60. Practice
will' start soon.
Adult co-ed softball games will start in January, so
get your teams together and register. A team of 20 is'only
$200.
Girls Middle School Fastpitch Softball is starting
soon as well. Registration is $75.
For information, contact Johanne at
HighSpringsRecreation@yahoo.com. Registration
forms are at City Hall.


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By CRAIG COX
Today Reporter
ALACHUA- Gift giving,jolly attitudes
and family gatherings often characterize the
holiday season, but local officers have one
more not-so-cheerful item to add to the list:
theft.
To combat the annual increase in
crimes throughout the city, Alachua Police
Department (APD) officers will be stepping
up patrols throughout December to deter any
would-be thieves.
APD Chief Joel DeCoursey, Jr. said the
boost in holiday shopping along with the'
increase in children off from school presents
more opportunitiess1 for 'thieves to steal
items.' , -'
DeCoursey said the city often sees an
increase in car burglaries, robberies and


other thefts during the holiday season,
although the crime increase is not isolated to
Alachua. '
"Everyagency basically increases patrols ,
during this time of year," he said. "We just
want to be prepared,"
One of the main ways thieves get away
with crimes is by hiding behind privacy
fences and in dark covers, so people need to
stay alert and try not to shop alone, he said. '
"Thieves will take every opportunity
they can get," DeCoursey said. "That's why
it's important for people to take steps to
protect themselves as well."
DeCoursey said residents should avoid
suspicious people and call APD - no matter
how trivial the activity might seem:
"A lot of times people don't call us
because they are afraid the incident isn't big
enough for us to get involved," he said. "But


that's why we are here. It's better to be safe
than sorry."
People canalso avoid running into trouble
by staying aware of their surroundings and
not letting anyone see them placing gifts in
vehicles, DeCoursey said.
In an effort to recognize the concerns of
area residents, APD officers have been going
door-to-door since early November, and
they will continue the surveys throughout
December.
DeCoursey said the main comment
officers have heard from residents is that
they would like to see more patrols and
presence by the department.
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citizens," he said. "We want to be accessible
and visible in the community."
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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING
BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of the
City of Alachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment
to the Future Land Use Map of the City of Alachua on December
16, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida,
to consider a request by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc., agent
for Megahee Enterprises, LTD., LLLP, owner, for consideration of a
Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of
Alachua Future Land Use Map from Agriculture and Commercial to
Commercial (�90 acres), Medium Density Residential (�36.1 acres),
Moderate Density Residential (�174.5 acres), Conservation (�115
acres), and Recreation (�107 acres). The �523 acre subject property for
the proposed Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment is located
north of U.S. Hwy 441 and adjacent to and on the east and west side
of Interstate Hwy 75, Alachua, Florida. Existing FLUM: Agriculture
and Commercial; Zoning: Agriculture (A) and Commercial Intensive
(CI); Tax Parcel No. 03008-000-000, 03020-000-000, 03049-000-
000, 03066-004-000, and 03067-001-000.

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At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment.
Copies ofthe proposed amendment, StaffReport, and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Friday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the proposed
amendment may be sent to the following address: City ofAlachua,
Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL
32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes;
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance
with theAmericans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48
hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December 04, 2008)


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING
AND ZONING BOARD OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning
Board of the City of Alachua will hold a public
hearing on a proposed text amendment to the City
of Alachua Comprehensive Plan on December 16,
2008 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the
Commission Chambers of City Hall at 15100 N.W.
142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request
by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. for a large
scale comprehensive plan text amendment to amend
Objective 1.6 of the Future Land Use Element to allow
privately owned recreational lands in the Recreation
Future Land Use Map category, and to amend Policy
1,.6.d of the Future Land Use Element to limit the floor
area ratio for privately owned recreational uses in the
Recreation Future Land Use Map category.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing, all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed amendment. Copies of the proposed
amendment, the Staff Report, and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department, or at the Office
of the City Clerk, 15100 N.W. 142nd Terrace, on any
regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. the Friday prior to the scheduled meeting.
Written comments on the proposed ordinance may
be sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box
9, Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to
Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to
appeal any decision'made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting
should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 at least
48 hours prior to the hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
December 04, 2008)








A4 ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2008


Quantum of Solace in theater


By KEES BOER
Today Entertainment Writer
A few weeks ago, the new
James Bond film, Quantum of
Solace, opened in the theaters
worldwide. The title is based on
a short story that Ian Fleming
wrote, but the story is a
continuation of the last Casino
Royale film.
Daniel Craig stars as the
new James Bond, with the
action supposedly starting
about one hour after Casino
Royale ended.
Casino Royale is a reboot
of the series. It is in this film
that we learn how Bond gets
his 00 status - or his license to
kill. Casino Royale was well
received worldwide and most
critics gave it a thumbs up.
The Quantum of Solace.
film is getting mixed reviews,
though. It's thus far the shortest
film in the series, but it has
the most complicated plot
of all of the Bond films. The
director uses some incredible
fast editing in his action scenes
to make the film feel fast, but
this fast editing just adds to the


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place in England,
Switzerland,
Haiti, Austria,
Bolivia and
Russia. The
biggest part of
the story takes
place in Bolivia,
though no scenes
were shot in that
country.
Even though
Photo special to Alachua County Today the film is by all
ight 2008, SONY/Columbia, all rights accounts part of


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confusion. I feel this really hurt
the film. As a matter of fact, if
they hadn't done this, Quantum
of Solace would have been a lot
better.
The story is really
introducing us to the new
criminal group called Quantum.
It is a bit similar to the original
SPECTRE though it seems to
be more covert and a bit more
devious.
The villain in the plot is
Mr. Dominic Greene, who
wants to control Bolivia by
controlling its water supply.
The action supposedly takes


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CHARTER REVIEW

ADVISORY BOARD

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

Date of Notice: December 4, 2008


The City of Alachua is accepting applications
for appointment to the Charter Review Advisory
Board. The Board advises the Alachua City
Commission on revisions and updates to the City
Charter. It is comprised of seven members. Its
initial task will require that it meet weekly to
make recommendations for a ballot referendum
on the City Charter scheduled for April 2009.
Thereinafter, members must meet at least
quarterly. A copy of the proposed committee
schedule may be found on the City's website at
www.cityofalachua.com. Applicants must reside
in the City of Alachua. The City Commission
will make seven.appointments to staggered terms
during its January 12, 2009 meeting.

Applicants must submit a statement of interest
and biographical sketch/resume, not to exceed
five pages in length, on or before December 31,
2008. Completed submittals may be mailed to
the attention of the City Manager, P. O. Box 9,
Alachua, FL, 32616, or delivered in person to
Alachua-City Hall at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida. The outside of the envelope
should be marked Charter Review Advisory
Board. Any questions should be directed to Mr.
Alan Henderson, Deputy City Clerk at 386 418-
6100.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December
04, 11, 18 and 25, 2008.)


a total reboot of
the series, one
can't help but
notice homage to earlier films.
I would suggest that if you
wanted to watch a Bond film,
go rent or buy a good Bond
film such. as "Goldfinger,"
"Diamonds are Forever," "The
Spy Who Loved Me," "The
Living Daylights," or "The
World is Not Enough."
I don't think it is that
great of a film; it is not family
friendly and I would not suggest
younger children to view this,
or probably any Bond film for
that matter.
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Dropout rate in area high


schools drops dramatically

Santa Fe High School has lowest dropout rate in district


Special to Alachua County Today
ALACHUA COUNTY - The Florida
Department of Education recently released
the dropout rates for the 2007-08 school year.
The rate for Alachua County Public Schools
dropped dramatically, from 6.6 percent to 3.6
percent. Both Santa Fe and Newberry High
Schools also saw their rates fall. At Newberry,
the percentage of dropouts decreased from 4.5
percent to 3.19 percent. At Sahta Fe, the drop
was even more significant, from 4.9 percent
to 1.24 percent. As a result, Santa Fe had the
lowest dropout rate of any high school in the
district.
"I'm pleased with the figures, and I'm
hopeful that the improvement will continue,"
said Santa Fe High School principal Bill
Herschleb. "Our goal is to bring that rate to
zero."
Officials at both schools say the district's
Credit Retrieval Option Program (CROP), is
helping keep more students in school. When
the stated eliminated funding for the seven-
period high school day and cut summer school
a few years ago, it meat most students who
failed just one course could not graduate on
time. CROP, which is an intensive computer-
based program directed by a classroom teacher,
allows high school students to make up credits


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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA
/
The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public
hearing on a proposed ordinance on December 15, 2008
at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 02

AN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITY OFALACHUA,
FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 15-22 (A)
OF ARTICLE II OF THE CITY OF ALACHUA
CODEOFORDINANCESWHICHISENTITLED
COLLECTION OF GARBAGE AND REFUSE,
TO INCREASE THE MONTHLY RATE FOR
RESIDENTIAL PICK UP; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEALING
ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Office of the
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 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 ofAlachua, ATTN:
Danielle Judd, Assistant City Manager, 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) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to
the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
December 04, 2008)


they are missing during after-school sessions
or over the summer.
S"Many kids would give up because they
felt they couldn't catch up," said Herschleb.
"CROP has really had a positive impact."
"We aggressively targeted students who
were behind in credits and encouraged them
to enroll in CROP," said Newberry High
School principal Herschel Lyons. "It's made a
difference."
Newberry has found that having every
student meet with a staff member individually
at the school to discuss report cards has also
been a useful strategy.
"We set up a time at the end of each
semester for teachers to talk with students one
on one about report cards, classes and setting
goals," said Lyons. "The kids know someone
is interested in their progress, and as a result
they're more likely to come to school."
Herschleb agrees that school attendance is
critical, and credits the families in his school
community at Santa Fe for helping keep kids
in school.
"Part of our success is due to high degree
of parental, involvement we have," he said.
"The families here recognize that high school
graduation is key to future success."
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF ENACTMENT
OF AN ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF ALACHUA,
FLORIDA

The City ofAlachua City Commission will hold a public
hearing on a proposed ordinance on December 15, 2008
at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission
Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

The ordinance title is as follows:

ORDINANCE 09 03

AN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITY OFALACHUA,
FLORIDA, GRANTING AN EXCLUSIVE
FRANCHISE FOR THE PROVISION OF
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
AND DISPOSAL SERVICES TO WASTE
PRO OF FLORIDA, INC. FOR THE PERIOD
JANUARY 1, 2009 THROUGH DECEMBER
31, 2012; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN
CONFLICT;ANDPROVIDINGANEFFECTIVE
DATE.

At the public hearing, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
Copies of the proposed ordinance and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Office of the
City Clerk, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 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 ofAlachua, ATTN:
Danielle Judd, Assistant City Manager, 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) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to
the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today -
December 04, 2008)


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PUBLIC MEETINGS
ON UPDATED
AQUIFER HIGH
RECHARGE AREAS
MAP

Alachua County is hosting two Public Meetings to
discuss and receiving comment on the updated
High Aquifer Recharge Areas and map.
Wednesday, December 10, 5-6 PM
Alachua City Hall, Commission Chambers
15100 NW 142nd Terr, Alachua, 32615

Thursday, December 11, 5-6 PM
Micanopy Town Hall, Second Floor
Activity Room
706 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, 32667
The map will be considered for adoption into the
Alachua County Comprehensive Plan in 2009
with related updates to policies. For more
information see: http://www.alachuacounty.us/qm
Contact info for comments & questions:
Robin Hallbourg, robin(@alachuacounty.us
Robert Norton, rln@alachuacountv.us
Alachua County Dept. of Growth Management,
Comprehensive Planning Division
111 SW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601


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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of the City
ofAlachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the
Future Land Use Map of the City of Alachua on December 16, 2008
at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of
City Hall,,at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider
a request by C. David Coffey, P.A., agent for 441 Development Group
of Alachua County, LLC, owner, for consideration of a Large Scale
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of Alachua
Future Land Use Map from Alachua County Rural Cluster to City
of Alachua Community Commercial (�17.65 acres) and Moderate
Density Residential (�21.63 acres). The'�39.28 acre subject property
for the proposed Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment
is located south of U.S. Hwy 441, north and east of Turkey Creek
Development of Regional Impact, and west of the intersection of
Turkey Creek Boulevard and U.S. Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida.
Existing FLUM: Alachua County Rural Cluster; Zoning: Alachua
County Highway Oriented Business (BH); a portion of Tax Parcel
No. 05898-000-000.


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At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment.
Copies of the proposed amendment, Staff Report, and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Friday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the proposed
amendment may be sent to the following address: City ofAlachua,
Planning and Community Development, P.O; Box 9, Alachua FL
32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability
requiring reasonable accoinmodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48
hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December 04, 2008)


CITY OF ALACHUA

PLANNING AND ZONING

BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Alachua Planning and
Zoning Board will hold a public meeting on December 16, 2008,
at 6:30 p.m. on the following items. The hearing will be held in the
Commission Chambers of City Hall, at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace,
Alachua, Florida.

1. A request by Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc., agent for
McCall Family LLLP, owner, for consideration ofa Large
Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment (LSCPA) to the
City of Alachua Future Land Use Map from Agriculture
to Commercial (�20.0 acres), Conservation (�3.8 acres),
and Industrial (�86.0 acres). The �109.8 acre subject
property for the proposed amendment is located at 13932
NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida, to the east of
the Progress Corporate Park Development of Regional
Impact (DRI). Existing FLUM: Agriculture; Zoning:
Alachua County Agriculture; Tax Parcel No. 03957-000-
000.

2. A request by C. David Coffey, P.A., agent for 441
Development Group of Alachua County, LLC, owner,
for consideration of a Large Scale Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (LSCPA). to the City of Alachua Future
Land Use Map from Alachua County,Rural Cluster to
City of Alachua Community Commercial (�17.65 acres)
and Moderate Density Residential (�21.63 acres). The
�39.28 acre subject property for the proposed Large Scale
Comprehensive Plan Amendment is located south ofU.S.
Hwy 441, north and east of Turkey Creek Development of
Regional Impact, and west of the intersection of Turkey
Creek Boulevard and U.S. Hwy 441, Alachua, Florida.
Existing FLUM: Alachua County Rural Cluster; Zoning:
Alachua County Highway Oriented Business (BH); a
portion of Tax Parcel No. 05898-000-000.

3. A request by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc.,
agent for Mesa-Sand Realty, LLC, Jule L. Schmidt, as
co-personal representative and as successor co-trustee,
PatriciaM. SchmidtRichard, as co-personalrepresentative
and as'successor co-trustee, Thomas Alan Schmidt, as
co-personal representative and as successor co-trustee,
Herbert Matilsky and Barbara Matilsky, owners, for
consideration of a,Large Scale Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of Alachua Future
Land Use Map from, Agriculture (�92.23 acres) and
Commercial (�39.37 acres) to Commercial (�50.81
acres), Conservation (�37.06 acres), and Moderate
Density Residential (�43.73 acres). The �131.6 acre
subject property for the proposed amendment is located
at 9900 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida, west of
the intersection of US Highway 441 and NW 43rd Street.
Existing FLUM: Agriculture and Commercial; Zoning:
Agriculture and Commercial Intensive (CI); Tax Parcel
Nos. 05936-001-000; 05936-001-001; 05936-006-000;
05936-007-000; ,05945-000-000.

4. A request by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. for a
large scale comprehensive plan text amendment to amend
Objective 1.6 of the Future Land Use Element to allow
privately owned recreational lands in the Recreation
Future Land Use Map category, and to amend Policy
1.6.d of the Future Land Use Element to limit the floor
area ratio for privately owned recreational uses in the
Recreation Future Land Use Map category.

5. A request by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc.,
agent for Megahee Enterprises, LTD:, LLLP, owner,
for consideration of a Large Scale Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of Alachua Future
Land Use Map from Agriculture and Commercial to
Commercial (�90 acres), Medium Density Residential
(�36.1 acres), Moderate Density Residential (�174.5
acres), Conservation (�115 acres), and Recreation (�107
acres). The �523 acre subject property for the proposed
Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment is located
north of U.S. Hwy 441 and adjacent to and on the east
and west side. of Interstate Hwy 75, Alachua, Florida.
Existing FLUM: Agriculture and Commercial; Zoning:
Agriculture (A) and Commercial Intensive (CI); Tax
Parcel No. 03008-000-000, 03020-000-000, 03049-000-
000, 03066-004-000, and 03067-001-000.

At the Planning and Zoning Board public meeting all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed items.
Copies of the proposed items are available for public inspection at
the Planning and Community Development Department, 15100
N.W. 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, on any regular business
day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning on the
Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the
proposed items may be sent to the following address: City
of Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P. O.
Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section
286.0105, Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision
made at these public hearings, you will need a verbatim record
of the proceedings. It will be your responsibility to ensure that a
verbatim record is made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call
the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 X 101 at least 48 hours prior to
the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December 04, 2008)


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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of the City
of Alachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the
Future Land Use Map of the City of Alachua on December 16, 2008 at
6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers of City
Hall. at 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to consider a request
by Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc., agent for Mesa-Sand Realty,
LLC; Jule L. Schmidt, as co-personal representative and as successor
co-trustee, Patricia M. Schmidt Richard, as co-personal representative
and as successor co-trustee, Thomas Alan Schmidt, as co-personal
representative and as successor co-trustee, Herbert Matilsky and Barbara
Matilsky, owners, for consideration of a Large Scale Comprehensive Plan
Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of Alachua Future Land Use Map from
Agriculture (�92.23 acres) and Commercial (�39.37 acres) to Commercial
(�50.81 acres), Conservation (�37.06 acres), and Moderate Density
Residential (�43.73 acres). The �131.6 acre subject property for the
proposed amendment is located at 9900 NW US Highway 441, Alachua,
Florida, west of the intersection of US Highway 441 and NW 43rd Street.
Existing FLUM: Agriculture and Commercial; Zoning: Agriculture and
Commercial Intensive (CI); Tax Parcel Nos. 05936-001-000; 05936-001-
001; 05936-006-000; 05936-007-000; 05945-000-000.



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At the Planning and Zoning Board public hearing all interested parties
may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment.
Copies of the proposed amendment, Staff Report, and related materials
are available for public inspection at the Planning and Community
Development Department, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on any regular
business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4'30 p.m. the Friday
before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the proposed
amendment may be sent to the following address: City of Alachua,
Planning and.Community Development, P.O. Box 9, Alachua FL
32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
that in order to appeal any decision made at these public hearings, you
will need to ensure that a verbatim record is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with a disability requiring
reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should
call the City Clerk at (386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the
public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December 04,2008)



PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF MEETING

BEFORE THE PLANNING

AND ZONING BOARD OF

THE CITY OF ALACHUA,

FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of the City
ofAlachua will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the
Future Land Use Map of the City ofAlachua on December 16, 2008
at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Commission Chambers
of City Hall, at 15100 NW'142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida, to
consider a request by Eng, Denman & Associates, Iic., agent for
McCall Family LLLP, owner, for consideration of a Large Scale
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (LSCPA) to the City of Alachua
Future Land Use Map from Agriculture to Commercial (�20.0
acres), Conservation (�3.8 acres), and Industrial (�86.0 acres). The
'�109.8 acre subject property for the proposed amendment is located
at 13932 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, Florida, to the east of the
Progress Corporate Park Development of Regional Impact (DRI).
Existing FLUM: Agriculture; Zoning: Alachua County Agriculture;
Tax Parcel No. 03957-000-000.
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may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed amendment.


Copies of the proposed amendment, Staff Report, and related
materials are available for public inspection at the Planning and
Community Development Department, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, on
any regular business day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
the Friday before the scheduled meeting. Written comments on the
proposed amendment may be sent to the following address: City
of Alachua, Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 9,
Alachua FL 32616. Notice is given pursuant to Section 286.0105,
Florida Statutes, that in order to appeal any decision made at these
public hearings, you will need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
any persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call the City Clerk at
(386) 418-6100 x 101 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.
(Published: Alachua County Today - December 04, 2008)







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What surprises await under the tree


The countdown is on and the mad rush is full speed
ahead.
Everywhere you turn there's a sign - a sign there
are only so many shopping days until Christmas. And
the: meaning, is, if you haven't done your holiday gift
buying, you're in serious trouble. The sense of urgency
and downright panic is mounting if you haven't put a
dent in your shopping list.
Now, for some folks, this is just so much falderal
because, either they have finished their shopping, and
I know some annoying overachievers who do so, by
October each year, or they have no
intention of shopping anyway, pushing
off the task on their spouse.
From experience, I can say that
one of the wonderful things about a
big family is that it just gets bigger and
bigger... and so does the list of gifts . 3@'
to buy., Now don't get me wrong, I'm .
no Scrooge. And those who know me
well, also know that I love to shop... "
usually. .
It's just that this time of year the .
lines are hideously long, parking spaces
are at a premium or non-existent, every
third person seems to have walking Ellen Boul
pneumonia with all the hacking and
sneezing, and the overall effort involved
in shopping is weighing heavy. The fact is that I'm not
a good line lingerer. In other words, if the line to the
cash register is over three deep, I'm just not into it.
I know this because when faced with a small army
in front of me buying a gazillion items, of which at
least one is without a price tag, my armful of carefully
selected items are placed on the floor and are scooted
forward toward the counter with successive nudges


from my feet as I ever so slowly work my way.toward
the register. As the minutes pass, the wrist comes up
and the glances at the watch become more frequent,
the mind begins to wander and the toe begins to tap to
the tune of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. A
completely unpleasant experience - for me and those
around me I'm sure. And for this I apologize.
I've tried Internet shopping and have met with
measured success. For sure, there are no lines and
no problems with parking, but it's hard to tell if the
light blue flannel nightie with Bullwinkle the Moose
emblazoned on the yoke is something Aunt
SGussie would really like. And beyond that,
S when the decision is made and it's time
S to click and place the selected item in the
electronic shopping cart icon, I've been
" bombarded with "item no longer available,
make another selection" more times than I
care to remember.
Well, thanks a lot.
Browse through the pages, make another
selection, place it in the cart and again,
"item no longer available, make another
selection."
And this isn't some off the wall company
-ari in Timbuktu. These are major retailers with
some apparently serious inventory issues.
So after much thought, I've decided to do
the shopping locally - in my own home.
That's right.
All the wonderful presents that family members
have gifted me with over the past few years that have
received no usage are up for grabs.
Yes indeed, I'm into recycling and regiftirig this
year.
No lines, no carts, no parking spaces to haggle with,


no sneezers to dodge, and best of all...no bills to pay.
I am letting everyone know who receives one of
these special gifts that it in no way means I love you any
less. After all, I am only giving to you what someone
else gave so lovingly to me.
I'm just sharing the love.
And I promise to follow the proper etiquette of gift
recycling, so as to avoid any embarrassing moments
that may make some relatives uncomfortable.
I will rewrap and remove the old gift card.
I will make every effort to not recycle the gift to the
original owner, although without adequate records, this
could be difficult.
I will not pass on a hand-me-down - these gifts will
be as pristine as they were when I originally received
them.
I will not recycle a gift that is over two years old,
except for that fruitcake, because who can tell anyway?
I will however, if receiving a recycled gift, head to
eBay and sell it for some cold cash that will help finance
my trip to all the after Christmas sales - after the lines
are gone, of course. And I will not hold it against anyone
if I spy one of my recycled gifts listed by a relative on
eBay.
I do ask that this year, when choosing a gift,
remember to buy something you would like to have.
Because you may get it back next year.
Oh, what surprises await under the Christmas tree
this year!
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WASTE FEE:
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Common for cities to charge fee

on top of contractor charges
outside of Turkey Creek will see rates increase from $15.01 to $20.74, and Turkey
Crpek\residents will see rates increase'from $15.74 to $21.46.
The fee increase was initially intended to be approved at the Nov. 17 meeting,
but concerned residents said the increase, coupled with a waste water fee increase
and the weak economy, will leave some people scrapping for money for day-to-day
items.
Commissioners decided to postpone the approval of the fee increase until
Monday 's meeting so city officials wouldd have time to compare Alachua's rates
with those of surrounding cities.
Assistant City Manager Danielle Judd contacted the governments of High
Springs, Newberry and Waldo, and she said Alachua's rates are comparable to those
cities.
High Springs and Newberry also contract with Waste Pro, and they charge their
customers $17.50 and $17.40, respectively.
High Springs charges its customers a 27 percent administrative fee, and
Newberry charges its customers a 12 percent administrative fee, as compared to
Alachua's 20 percent administrative fee.
Judd said Alachua must charge an administrative fee because the city has to pay
a manager, clerks and postage, aTong other costs, and the 20 percent fee is actually
smaller than the 23 percent fee the city has charged for the last few years.
Alachua provides waste pickup for 3,100 customers, while Newberry and High
Springs provide for 2,600 customers 1,700 customers, respectively.
Judd said other area cities include commercial customers in their contracts with
Waste Pro, which lowers costs for residents. Alachua, on the other hand, allows
commercial customers to contract with three approved providers in the city.
Mayor Jean Calderwood said although the residential fees may decrease if the
city takes responsibility for commercial customers, the risks are too high.
"With residential customers, it's not a big deal if they make a late payment," she
said, "but we don't want to gdt caught up in huge sums of money with commercial
customers, because we would be responsible if they made their payments late. I
think it's best to avoid that."


EYE FOR CRIME:
Continuefompage E-mail notices available to public
works," Troiano said. "There have.been many times we highspringspd.com and clicking on the High Springs
get calls where people think there's a huge crime wave, Crime Map link on the left side of the page.
and rightfully so, but this gives real-time data for people Troiano said he hopes that the new system will
to see." encourage crime watch in the community, something he
Another aspect of the crime map is the e-mail has seen reluctance in from citizens.
notification system that allows residents to specify which "We want to see people join in the effort," Troiano
crimes and' locations they are interested in and sends said. "If we have to resort to cyber crime prevention, so
e-mails notices of these incidents free of charge. be it."
.Residents can use the system by going to the # # #
High Springs Police Department's website at www.

SEGWAYS: ACCIDENT:
Continued from Continued from page Al
page A Woman was wearing


Budget concerns make helmet and safety vest

purchase questionable
purchase quee the Aug. 10 accident because he pulled his 2003
APD Chief Joel DeCoursey said he is also interested in minivan into the path of a 2007 JMST Motor
buying Segways for his department, but he does not have the Scooter driven by Cheryl Everly, 51, of McAlpin.
money in his budget to cover the costs.Mc lp ..
money in his budget to cover the costs. The accident occurred on U.S. Hwy 441 in front of
"We are always looking at innovative ways to combat crime, Fellowship Baptist Church.
and these are just another possibility that may be feasible," he Investigators presented the case to the state
said.Investigators presented the case to the state
said. attorney's office and were able to determine that no
Mike New said he will have to wait until the next fiscal year criminal chargeswould be filed against Delaney.
to see if he could afford Segways. He will also be doing a cost Delaney received a $144 moving traffic citation.
effectiveness evaluation in the coming months to determine if Everly, who was a security officer at RTi
the gain from the vehicles will outweigh the costs. Biologics in Alachua, was wearing a helmet and
"Some ideas you see and you realize there's merit to pursuing an orange safety vest w hen the crash o rred
them," New said. "The Segways are them. I see incredible according to High Springs Police Chief Jiu r
potential in these machines, but I will have to do a little more Troiano.
research before I can say for sure that they would be worth the The driver of the minivan, DeLaney, was nqt
cost. injured, but one of the children in the vehicle
suffered minor injuries.


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SUPER BOWL: Dream ntinues
Continued from page Al Mream continues


association, Santa Fe Pop Warner
serves the youth of Alachua,
High Springs, Gainesville and
surrounding areas. Throughout
the year, the Junior Pee-Wee
Raiders team has been fortunate
to be sponsored by the Beef-O-
Brady's in Alachua. ,
Raiders compete in Super
Bowl Week Dec. 6
The latest win puts the Raiders
as one of the eight best teams in
the nation in this division. During
the Pop Warner Super Bowl
week starting Saturday, Dec. 6,
the Raiders will play Saturday
afternoon, Tuesday morning,
and possibly in the National
Championship Game on Friday
morning, Dec. 12).
The Raiders are now gearing
up for the week away from
home, friends, family, and
school. Assistant Coach Nick
Rawls gave an impassioned plea
to the parents, describing what
would be an experience each
player would never forget. Plans
have been made to coordinate
with the schools and allot
time for classroom studies and
homework.
To get to this point, the route
the Raiders have taken*has been
one of destiny. The Raiders
finished the regular season with
a record of 8-0. Since then,
they have played five playoff
games against the best opponents
from the state of Florida. Just
i the playoffs, , they have
eaten and ended the seasons
4f the Gainesville Baby Gators,
nverness Storm, Jacksonville
_aVilla Saints, Orange Park,
tigers . and the Miami Moore
3ark Generals. During these 13
|ames, the Raiders have won by
an average score of 32-4, pitching
eight shutouts in the process.
Orange Park Tigers fight to
the finish
The Nov. 22 game in
'allahassee against the Orange
Park Tigers was an incredible
battle and the epitome of "never
uit." Trailing in the second half
by a score of 14-8, Orange Park
drove nearly the length of the
field. At the time, Orange Park
was .the reigning US Southeast
Regional Champions and also
undefeated on the year. Orange
Park had incredible hunger, heart,
and talent in their o\n right. But
the Raiders' staunch defense
withstood the attack. They
forced and recovered a fumble at
the one-yard line. Unfortunately,
Orange Park was able to force a
safety on the next play to make
the score 14-10.
" Orange Park maintained
possession of the ball for a great
deal of the second half. Mounting
another long drive late in the
fourth quarter led them toward the
other goal line. Fortunately for
the Raiders, the Raider defense
withstood the attack again,
forcing and recovering a second
fumble at the one-yard line.
In' situations like that, one:
might wonder if these young men
(ages 9-11) were aware:of their
situation. Each team knew that a
P ss would,end their season. The
.layers seemed to understand
Sh'e mportance of each play,
especially as the game was'
gearing its end.
Raider defense steps up to
the challenge
' The Raider defense knew
they had to keep Orange Park out
bf the end zone. The parents and
'fans were treated to an amazing
display of field presence and
(awareness. The Raider defensive
players knew where the goalline
was, and not only protected the
goalline but also stripped and


recovered the ball. They did
this two times, each time with
the game on the line. Coach
Ale identified safety Terrance
Williams and linebackers
Krystopher Young and Walter
Jenkins as being instrumental in
these fumble recoveries.
Again, with their season on
the line, the Raiders had the ball
on their own one-yard line with
two minutes to play in regulation.
Quarterback Ale Sheppard
stepped up with a timely 15-yard
quarterback sneak to give the
Raiders some breathing room to
protect their four point lead. The
Raider offense was nearly able to
run out the remaining game clock.
Orange Park managed to get the
ball back with about 20 seconds
to go, trailing by four points.
Giving it everything they had
to win on the last play of the game,
Orange Park threw a long pass
into the endzone for.what would
have been a winning touchdown.
But, Raiders defensive back
Kennyatta "Peanut" Patterson had
just slightly better position than
the Orange Park receiver. On that
last play, Peanut intercepted that
pass and returned it for a 105 yard
touchdown for Santa Fe. That
made the finalscore 20-10.
The Orange Park game left
the Santa Fe Raider parents with
no doubt about just how special
this Raider team is. The Nov. 28
game in Oviedo against Moore
Park took this to yet another
level.
Moore Park tests Raiders
Early in the first half against
Moore Park, the Raiders
experienced something that they.
had not experienced the entire
year. The Raiders were behind
on the scoreboard, trailing Moore
Park 6-0 at halftime.. During
halftime, Coach Nick emphasized
"it's not about how you start, but
it's about how you finish!" Coach
Naron gavehis patented halftime
pep'talk to the offensive line about
their blocking responsibilities.
STo startthesecondhalf, Peanut
would not be denied and returned
the kickoff for a touchdown to tie
the game. Later in the second half,
the Raiders were able to mount a
long drive that ended with an Ale
Sheppard quarterback sneak for a
touchdown. That put the Raiders
up by a score bfl2-66.'
It took nearly all they had
but Moore Park was able to tie
the game at 12-12. The Generals
used 'a spread, run-oriented
offense with an unbalanced line
as their primary attack.
Havingjust 22 players, Moore
Park got tired but kept fighting
deep into the fourth quarter,
playing many players every play
on offense, defense and special
'teams. Having 33 players, the
Raiders kept players fresh until
the end, and this may have been
the difference.
With a minute to play in the
game, score tied, the Raiders
were driving and fighting for the
go-ahead score. On fourth down
from about the 15-yard' line,
Raider Quarterback Cody Clark
just missed and barely overthrew
Nate Curtis on a well-designed
pass play.
Raider team effort takes
. the win
With less than a minute to
play, Moore Park took over and
could have knelt down to send the
game to overtime. Instead, true
to their own character, they began
to mount their own game winning
drive. With 30 seconds to go from
near midfield, the Generals threw
their own long, well-designed
pass downfield.
Fortunately for the Raiders,


safety Terrance Williams was
roaming the secondary. True to
championship form, Terrance
picked off the pass and returned it
30 yards to the Generals 30-yard
line. That left 11 seconds in the
game, score tied. The Raiders had
the ball and one time out left.
Flashing back to the previous
Wednesday night practice, the
Raiders endured sub-40 degree
temperatures, while their parents
waited in warm cars. One of the
last plays practiced was a reverse
to Peanut. Coach Ale noted the
effectiveness of that play.
With only 11 seconds left
in the game, and the Generals
panting and desperately trying to
hold on, Coach Ale called for the
reverse play. During the play, the
Generals were not able to recover
and defend the reversal. Giving
the offense the credit, Peanut said
that the offense was able to block
nearly all of the Generals, and
he was able to scamper 30 yards
untouched for the game-winning
touchdown as timeexpired.
So far, the Raider players have
enjoyed a miraculous season and
built a noteworthy camaraderie.
It is a truly special group o01young
men and coaches who have all of
the admirable character traits.
Grandma'Gay knows the boys
really do "believe" in themselves.
All of us believe in them, too.
Funding the dream
'To fund the $38,000 trip,
the cash-strapped group has had
to scramble for donations. By
Wednesday afternoon, the team
had raised only about $22,000,
said City of Alachua Regreation
Director Hal Brady.
High Springs city officials
held an emergency meeting
Tuesday night" to approve a
$2,400 donation toward the trip.
- Alachua resident and
philanthropist Mickey Singer
committed to a generous donation
of $10,000 to help youngsters
make the trip.
The City of Alachua, is
expected to-contribute $4,0007
$5,000 toward the trip and
officials there say the City will
help however it can.
The team is also expecting
Santa Fe Ford to donate three
15-passenger vans to help the
team make the trek to Orlando on
Friday. he said.
Brady also said rumors have
been floating that NFL football
star and former Alachua resident,
Mike Peterson is considering
donating money to the team.
Peterson was the quarterback
of the last Santa Fe Pop Warner
team that won the national
championship in 1989.
If the team cannot come up
with the full $38,000, they will
still try to go to the championship
on whatever money they have, he
said.
S"We're going to make
every attempt to go through the
minimum of everything," Brady
said. "But it's almost like going
to a ball without a suit, tie and
shoes."
The Santa Fe team is bringing
33 players to the tournament, and
the maximum number of players
is 35. The average number of
players on most teams is about
22, Brady said.
"With Pop Warner, you have
to play every kid," he said. "In
the elite leagues they only play
the cute kids, so our team is
Really special in that nobody is
left out."
To make a donation to the
team, contact the Raider team
mom, Jenna Ross, at 352-215-
4542.
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Pee Wee Cheerleaders win



first place at regionals


Special to Alachua County Today
L-R: Top - Jenna Cottingham, Ch6nderia garrison, Ashlyn McClain, Kelly Hodsdon, Ashley
Robinson, Kaley Hodsdon, Levida Tileston, Lauren Tileston. Middle - Tori Thacker, Kelci Davis,
Mallory Cox, Karoline McKaig, Shelby Tileston, Chloe Hardacre. Bottom - Tyasia Garrison,
Cayla Davis, Brianna Williams, Helene Elixson, Nishma Navarro, Destiny Viola, Chelsea
Thomas, Andrea Monday.


Sp~ial to Alachua County Today
ORLANDO - The Pee Wee Cheerleaders
placed first at the Southeast Regionals held in
Orlando on Nov. 28. The team will be traveling to
Orlando to compete in the National Cheerleading
Competition held at the Wide World of Sports in


Disney World. This is the team's third consecutive
-trip to the National Cheer Competition. These
19 girls are from the Alachua and High Springs
area.
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Tickets are $10.

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ALCOHOL SALES:ocal business needs
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owners and those on the city's
economic development task force,
the evolution of this change has been
declared an attack on High Springs'
ideals and morals by several residents
and city commissioners.
According to High Springs
resident. Joe Soistman, the existing
alcohol ban on Sundays is important to
the city especially when it affects the
proximity to houses of worship.
"Sunday is a special day, maybe
even more so in small towns such as
High Springs," Soistman said. "These
laws were not established arbitrarily.
They reflect the community's belief
that Sunday is a day of worship and
that the House of God is a special
place. The request 'to change or even
eliminate these laws comes from a
group of people who do not apparently
share our community's respect for
Sunday or the churches in which we
worship."


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However, the haunting conflict of
the separation of church and state and
theneedtorecognize all denominations
in High Springs were also preached at
the first reading.
"Sunday is not everyone's
Sabbath," said Lani Simmons,
High Springs Main Street Program
manager. "Right now we have a ruling
that is prejudice against religions
whose Sabbath is on Saturday.
Having a setback for restaurants is
discriminatory."
Economics driving force for
some
Those on both sides of the debate
also, focused on the economic aspect
of the issue. The ordinance was
originally suggested by the city's
economic development task force
who said that since 65 percent of the
city's revenue is from tourism, 'the
alcohol ban on Sundays has drastically
deterred people from eating in High


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from shopping in local stores.
Gene Levine, a High Springs
resident and economic consultant
for the economic development task
force, said local businesses thrive
from tourism and are losing their
competitive advantage when people
gre put off from the restaurants.
"Three-fourths of dollars spent
in towns is from tourism, and most
of that is spent on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday," Levine said. "We're not
taking advantage of that on Sunday
when there are people willing to spend
money. I believe by staying open on
Sunday, the town will capture the
tourism dollars."
Commissioner Larry Travis
agreed on keeping money circulating
in High Springs.and encouraged the
city to follow the theme of change in
this year's presidential election.
"We can't survive if we don't
change," Travis said. "The election
was monumental, and it is the same
thing we have here. We can't live in
the 18th Century. We have to come
into the 21st Century. Dollars spent
here multiply exponentially, and it's
very important for us to survive:- Fok
our city not to implode, we have to
change."
Excessive drinking and noise
issue for others '
However, not all commissioners in
charge ofmakingthe ultimate decision
were, as willing to leave old traditions
behind. Commissioner Diane Shupe
warned that allowing all alcohol to


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proximity
be sold on Sundays, including liquor,
may cause people to drink more than
necessary, and Vice Mayor Byran
Williams feared that the ordinance
would send the community the wrong
message.
"After 12 midnight, that's what it's
going to be all about, that's drinking,"
Williams said. "That's my belief. It's
going to be all about drinking."
Those on this side of the issue also
worried about the noise violations that
may be created by allowing alcohol
sales on Sundays despite the noise
ordinances that protect the city.
According to High Springs City
Manager James Drumm, the existing
noise ordinance would protect
residents from any noise violation
created by extended drinking hours
"J.lst because alcohol might be
able to be served at a certain rime.
the noise ordinance wouldd ,top anN
music." Drumm said ".Ai 10 pm.
regardless of alcohol sales. the music
I)olld stop "
Proximirn to churches
additional concern for some
Besides the disjgreemeni about
i\hether jlloing alcohol sales on
Sundals will cause a raucous in the
ctl and if questioning the Sandam
sale in the firstplace is a conflict ot
the separation of church and state.
the issue of hov. closc .sales should be
permitted to churches also plagues the

The economic de elopment task
force and .1 Coconuis Beach Grill
owner lonas Graham hase penitloned
the cirt to lo'Ier the pro\imtrt I. us
from 500 feet to 100 feel to allow
Graham's business to. be able to
compete %ith other restaurants b\
selling alcohol
The exshting cit) code prohibits
the sale of alcohol n an\ establishment
any day of the week if the business i,
less than 500 feet from a church or
600 feet from a school, but several
comnrrusioners \'ere reluctant to
lo\\ er that requirement belo\ 2-510 feet.


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which would not relieve any business
currently afflicted by the restriction.
"It has already been said that 100
feet affects me directly," Graham said.
"I don't want to pick arbitrary numbers.
Under 100 feet, I'm good. Over that,
I'm done; I'm out of business. I want
to thrive in this community. Without us
having alcohol, I don't know ifwe will
make it in this city. It's that simple. If
people can't have alcohol they turn
around and walk away."
While other restaurant owners
showed support for an ordinance that
would not affect them directly because
of their safe locations, those opposed
to the amendment said the restaurants
ruled out to sell alcohol by these
restrictions were aware of the problem
when they bought the property
"The., came in and acquired
properrm kno ing full ' ell there \ as a
hllt on the proper from their space
to the front door of a church or school."
said Silk i New\comb. j High Springs
resident "Right no\ ifl ,ou reduce it to
1I10 feel. Nou do ha\e adverse affect
on the citizens of High Spnngs We
pa. iae�s It's not about one business
or two businesses i is about the 3.50lI
cinzens that make up this ho%\n "
After the tesiumon\ of nine
professionals \\ho supported the
reducnon. Comrnussioners Coughlin
and Shupe and \Vice Mayor
Williams argued that the pro\imnut
to the churches would d simply be
an obstrucnon and would present
problems enforcing noise regulations
. \Tule the commission passed the
amendment to reduce the prounurt
resmrictions from 500 feet to 105 feet
u ith a \ote of 3 to 2. Coughlin hinted
that his decision in faior %\as only to
pass the issue on to the second reading
and did not guarantee it would pass the
final verdict.
The pro\imlr restricnons and
the hours for beer and wiine sales on
Sundass remain in limbo as the)
snll hae to pass the second and
tinal scrutny on Dec. 16 Hoseser.


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the first reading left the city with S
huge possibility for historical codi-
changes, a frustrated audience and
commissioner questioning the logic o
the issue.
"Why do we feel like we have to
be different?" Travis asked. "I don't
understand. I sit here and listen to all
this dialogue and we have one person1
that gets up against it, and we have 50;
people for it and we don't listen. We{
are bringing our own opinions in this. II
don't understand where we are coming;
from."
# # #

Sunday alcohol sales
laws in Alachua County ,
Gainesvile
Packaged alcohol ie\cepl packaged
beer or unfornied wine)- no sales onS
Sunday
A.ll other alcoholic beerages-
permined I p.m. to I pm on Sunday
-No restncnons on distances to
churches
-No sales within 400 feet from at
school
Neiberr
Malt beverages and wine permitted
7 a.m. - midnight on Sunday
Liquor: no sales on Sunday
-No sales within 00 feet from a
church
-No sales thin 400 feet from a
school
Hawthorne
Malt bevrages and uniormfied wine,
for off premise consumpnon. pennirred,
I p.m to I I p.mn on Sunday
Liquor for offpremise consumption.
no sales on Sunday
All alcohol for on premise
consumpton. Ip m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
-No resmcnons on distance for
sales from churches or schools
NMicanopy
.MI alcohol for on premise
consumption: 12 Noon to midnight on
Sunday
All alcohol for off premise
consumpnon 12 Noon to 11 p.m
Sunday
-No restricnons on distance for
sales from churches or schools
Waldo
Alcohol allowed to be sold until
2 am on Sunday, continuing fiom
Saturday
Beer and Wine permined I p.m. to
I1 p.m on Sunday
Liquor not specified
.Uachua
Malt be' erages and unfortilied wine,
tbr off premise consumption: perrutted
Sp m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday
Liquorfor offpremiseconsumpion:
no sales on Sunda%
All alcohol for on premise
cinsumpnon: 1 p m.to Il p.m Sunday
-No sales within 450 fee from it
church
-No sales within 500 feet from a


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Your yearbook pictures
shouldn't be your last. Traffic
crashes occur every 12 seconds
in the U.S. Vehicle crashes are
the number one cause of deaths
among young adults. Teenagers
are more likely to be killed in a
motor vehicle crash than any other
cause of death.
Alachua County has
experienced an alarming number
of teen traffic-related deaths. Then
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A message from the desk of


Sheriff Sadie Darnell


Teen driver


First step in reducing these statistics
is to challenge teen drivers to
become more informed, safer and
efficient drivers.
The Alachpa County Sheriff's
Office has partnered with the
Florida Sheriffs' Association
in bringing the "Teen Driver
Challenge" to our area at no cost
to the student.
The Challenge is a 12-hour
driving class taughtby certified law
enforcement driving instructors.
** ** ** *


Participants w
on a driving r
various exercise
their driving sk
Any youth
of 15 and 19
driver's license
challenge. Duri
Challenge, drive
the knowledge
experience to n
of being involve
The first da
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challenge
ill spend 8 hours block of classroom instruction,
ange consisting of while the second day is an 8-hour
es to help develop block on the driving range.
ills. Challenge students will practice
between the ages backing, figure 8's, evasive
with a restricted maneuvers, threshold braking,
e may accept the forward and reverse serpentines,
ng the Teen Driver cornering, skid control and off-
ers will be provided road recovery.
;e and hands-on For more information or to
reduce their chances register, please contact the ASO
ed in a crash. Training Bureau at 352-334-0303
y includes a 4-hour or www.alachuasheriff.org.
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Keith E.
Trudell
White Male,
5'10",
3/15/89
Brown Hair,
Green Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Resisting Arrest
without Vio-
lence, Posses-
sion of Alcohol
under 21 years
of age


Darryl
Tiwon
Ford
Black Male,
5'09",
1/23/77
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest
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Leonard
Ford
Black Male,
5'06",
8/20/86
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Resisting Arrest
without Vio-
lence, Worthless
Checks


Alan
J a y '
Willess
White Male,
5'08, 3/4/76
Brown Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Battery


Gerald A.
Daisley
White Male,
08/13/1963
Brown Hair,
Hazel Eyes
6'0", 170 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Fleeing &
Attempting to
Elude Law
Enforcement


uonala d.
Davis
Black Male,
5'10", 2/3/76
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest


Eric 3.
Robinson
Black Male,
06/04/1983
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'7", 135 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Firearm by Con-
victed Felon,
Possession of
Opium with In-
tent to Deliver


Freddie L.
Crawford
Black Male,
6'00",
10/21/59
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Civil Order of
Arrest


Braa R.
Jernigan
White Male,
03/29/1978
5'3", 155 Ibs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny
VOP (2 Counts),
Fraud - False Own-
er Info to Pawn
Shop VOP, Dealing
in Stolen Property
VOP, Fraud - Illegal
Use of Credit Cards
VOP


Jonn K.
Kirsch
White Male,
06/04/1973
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes
6'2", 145 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Failing to pay
Child Support


Abraham B.
Cannon
Black Male,
06/17/1980
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
5'11", 170 Ibs


Currently
Wanted for:
Possession of a
Weapon by
Convicted Felon


Jessie J.
May
White Male,
05/16/1968
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes
6'3", 210 Ibs

Currently
wanted for:
Nonpayment of
Child Support


Susan 3.
Cumberland
White Female,
07/12/1959
Brown Hair,
Green Eyes
5'2", 100 Ibs


Currently
wanted for:
Domestic
Violence
Conditional
Release
Violation


Stephen
Allan
Byrd
White Male,
03/29/1967
6'1", 180 Ibs
Brown Hair,
Blue Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny


Oshaun
Renard
Curinton
Black Male,
09/05/1986
5'10", 150 lbs
Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Possession of
Marijuana,
Possession of
Drug
Paraphernalia


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Ronnie
Lee
Biglow
Black Male,
09/27/1986
5'9", 140 Ibs
Black hair,
Brown Eyes

Currently
wanted for:
Felony Larceny,
Felony Fraud


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What should I do?


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


Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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ALACHUA COUNTY TODAY RELIGION THURSDAY, DECEMBER 04, 2008


God be merciful to me a sinner


In Anglo-Catholic worship, we have kept a
higher degree of symbolism and liturgical action
than our Protestant brethren. So, we get questions
like, "Why do you kneel during prayer, while we
always stand?" Or, "We sit through most of our
service and you kneel through almost your entire
service, why?" Both are good questions. We tend
to forget that those on the outside pay
more attention to what we do, than
we do ourselves. These questions
are a good lead-in to a consideration
of the following Collect or prayer. ,

The Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
who art always more ready to hear
than we to pray, and art wont to
give more than either we desire or
deserve, Pour down upon us the
abundance of thy mercy;forgiving us THE VEN.
those things whereof our conscience LEASI
is afraid, and giving us those good All Saints
things which we are not worthy Church, Ga
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to ask but through the merits and Christian E
mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, Chur
our Lord. Amen.
This collect gives a clear answer
to what our posture should be during our prayers,
though it doesn't mention kneeling anywhere in
it. So, does that mean we don't have to kneel to
pray? No, we are temporal beings, which mean
that we are tied to the physical, so we tend to
think that posture means the position of our body.
In one sense that is true, but we are much more
than physical beings, and because we are created
in the image of God, we have an immortal and
immaterial soul-that is where we need to look
for our proper posture in prayer.
In this collect, we see the inward posture
of the soul in.prayer. When we look at it more
closely, we. see that we are to fashion our heart
to be as meek as our body when we assume the
posture of kneeling.
"Almighty and everlasting God, who art
always more ready to hear than we to pray." What
an honest confession this would be for us to adm it
every time we begin a prayer. The words of this
collect show God is always inclined towards us,
and desires the sound of our prayers. The Garden
ofEden, in Scripture, is also called, the Garden of


God and the Garden.of the Lord,;
because in the cool ofthe day, God
and man communed together. Man
did not ascend to Heaven, but God
humbled Himself, to man's lower
estate.: God the Father desires
man.to commune with His Maker,
so He is the initiative in prayer; He
is always more ready to hear,,than,,
we t6 pray.
We . continue with the
description of God's character in


this prayer, "...and art wont to give more than
either we desire or deserve." This shows us that
we desire too much for our selfish pleasure and
deserve nothing from God. Our prayers often
contain requests for every desire, while never
acknowledging that we deserve nothing at all.
This prayer helps us to understand that God is
wont (old English for inclined or
accustomed) to give us beyond our
desires, despite the fact that we don't
deserve anything from Him.
. We have a description of what
we ought to pray for, "pour down
upon us the abundance ofthy mercy;
forgiving us those things whereof
our conscience is afraid, and giving
us those good things which we are
not worthy to ask." What posture is
this? It is the same as the publican,
JOHN E. who stood afar 6ff, would not lift up
URE so much as his eyes to heaven, and
Anglican smote his chest saying, "God'be
ainesville. merciful to me a sinner." (St. Luke
isooepal 18:9). What did he receive from God
ch for such a simple, prayer? Our Lord
says, "this man went down to his
house justified. "' This is a beautiful
illustration of prayer, God bestowed more than
the publican deserved; greater than he could have
desired; he was forgiven everything that made
his conscience afraid; and given the good thing
he was not worthy to ask. He prayed outwardly
standing, but inwardly the posture of his soul.was
prostrate. God did not hear him for the position
of his body, but for the position of his heart.
Scripture clearly teaches that the outward
posture or the actions of our physical body are
intimately tied to the posture of the soul. We
can't -ignore the physical and simply rely on the
invisible part of our nature. God created us as
living, breathing, moving beings and it is not just
with our heart and soul that we are to serve Him,
but also with our mind and strength. When the
heart is prostrate the knees should accompany the
heart in a humble posture.
Outward actions can draw us close to .God in
worship and prayer, but we must never let them
be empty of an inward posture of the heart.
# # # .#


Join us at these local events


*Ordination service of Minister Nyron
Perryn Jenkins and Minister LaShandra
Nicole Jenkins will be Sunday, Dec. 7 at
4 p.m.'at Female Protective Society, 12610
NW 39 Avenue, Gainesville.
SThe Knights of Columbus are sponsoring
a Parish Fish Fry at St. Madeleine Catholic
Church on Friday, Dec. from 4-6:30 p.m.
Menu is fried fish, hush puppies, Victor's
cheese grits, corn on the cob and Bill's
coleslaw... all for $7. Proceeds will go into
building for the future of St. Madeleine. The
fish fry pavilion is located on the church
grounds (17155 NW US Highway 441, High
Springs): For further information, call the
church office at 386-454-7265,
*New St. Mary Missionary Baptist
Church is giving away free clothes, hot


dogs, drinks and snacks to the public.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us
with the word of God and sign with the North
Central Gospel Choir. The giveaway is Dec.
6 at 12 noon. For more information, contact
Minister E. Daniel 386-462-1383, Sis. R.
McNish 386-496-0800 or the church at 386-
462-7129. Rev. Daniel McNish, Pastor.
*You are invited to a Christmas Concert,
Hallelujah, Jesus is Born! On Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
and Dec. 13 at 10:45 a.m. at the First Baptist
Church of Alachua located one block east of
Main Street in Alachua.
*Hare Krishna Temple - Free feast every
Sunday at 4 p.m. The Temple is located
three miles north of Alachua on State Road,
235.


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The Heartland Community Places of Worship


Alachua church of Christ
414505 NW 145th Avenue
Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m.
Assembly at 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Ministers: Gene Burgett & Larry Pahman
(386) 462-3326




chChurch'
ContemporaryPraise & Worship .
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
S16916NWUS Hwy 441, High Springs
386-454-1700 * ww.FellowshipOnline.org

First United Methodist
Church ofAlachua
14805NW 140th Street * 462-2443
Re. RobAtchley, Pastor
JeffVan Valey,Youth &Children's Minister
Worship, 8:30 am. & 11 am.
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday YouthEvents, 4:30 p.m.
www.gbgm-umc.org/alachuafumc-

Hare Krishna Temple
International Society for Krishna
Consciousness (ISKCON)
FounderAcarya His Divine Grace
AC. Bhaktivedanta SwamiPrabhupada
3 miles north ofAlachua on State Road 235
Sunday Services 4:15-7 p.m.: Lecture,
meditation, chanting, and free vegetarian
feast Open tothepublic. (386)462-2017

S New Life
Community Chapel
Meeting at Westside
Park Recreation Center
1001 NW34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32605.
Sunday Worship - 10:30 AM
Pastor Leonard R.Traina (352)214-4462
Web: www.newlifecommunitychapel.org


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LHofLife
f ^ AgemblyofGod
Located at 14200 NW 148th Place
Downtown Alachua
www.riveroflifeassembly.org


-I " ll Baints Zt -gtitan CQ urrd
S parish ofthe Christian Episcopal Chrch
* 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


HIGH SPRINGS CHURCH
OFCHRIST
S520 NE Santa Fe Boulevard
Bible Classes forAllAges 9:30 am.
Worship.10:30 am.
Evening Worship 6 pm.
Wednesday Bible Classes 7p.m.
highspringscofc@alltel.net
Pastor: CoriLewis * (386)454-2930

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 am., Worship 11 am.,
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 6 p.m.
Bible Study 7 p.m.
RAs, GAs & Students 7 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Terry Elixson, Jr., Pastor
386-462-3390 * 18100NW262Avenue


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


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


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


GRACE CHURCH OF THE
NAZARENE
210 SANTA FE BLVD/HWY 441,
HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP AM
S,SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6 P.M
WEDNESDAY WORSHIP 7P.M.
Pastors James Lawhun 386-454-9709
and Larry Haley 386-454-0720
VISITORSALWAYS WELCOME! Come join us!


PAS SAGE
Family Church
"Reaching people wh ere ahjre
2020 NE 15 Street

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Corinth Baptist Church
5577 NW 290 Street, Newberry
Pastor Henry M. Rodgers
(352) 472-7770 or (352) 495-2510
Sunday: Sunday School 10 a.m., Morning
Worship 11a.m., Evening Worship 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Pioneer Club & Dinner
(ages 3 to high school) 6:30 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
Choir Practice 8:15 p.m.
/W First Presbyterian
____ Church
of Alachua
Rev. Virginia McDaniel, Pastor
14623 NW 140 Street
(386) 462-1549
Sunday School 9 a.m.,, Worship Service
10:30 a.m.' Nursery provided.
www.firstpresalachua.org
Grace Community Church (PCA)
ANew church in WesernAlachua County
Pastor Ty Keys
New Location: 25705 SW 15 Avenue in
Newberry Elementary School Cafeteria
(352) 472-9500
Worship: Sunday 9 am.Nursery provided.
Por info go to www.gracecommunityPCA.org
Reaching Out with the Love ofChrist by Liing Up
the Name ofChrist-Come hear tLe Doctriner ofGrace

Legacy lbaptist church
n Sunday Services at The Alactha 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 Jcrnigan (386)454-5529
www.legacybaptistchurch.org

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

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


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CENTER AND BIBE COLLEGE
Elder Cynthia Washington, Pastor
220 NE First Avenue, P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m; Sundays - Pastoral
Teaching 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11a.m.
Church: (386) 454-2367 Cell: (386) 878-9568


Christian 'Life fellowship
Assembly of God
Contemporary Worship/Ministry -All Ages
Sunday: SS 9:30 a.mWorship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. 7 p.m./Children/Youth/Adults
19817 W. Newberry Rd. (4 mi. E. of
Newberry, 4 mi. W. of Jonesville)
(352) 472-5433
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ALACHUA
One Block east of Main Street in Alachua
i-...mgmer..a..rn. (386) 462-1337
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study * 10:45 a.m. Worship
Wednesday. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Children's Ministries, Youth Activities *
and.Choir Rehearsal * 6:15-7:15 p.m. Mid-Week Bible Study


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


Service Times
S Sunday 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
FAM IL Y CHURCH Youth Service Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Senior Pastors: Edwin & Angela Anderson
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Gd16710 NW US 441 * Between High Springs & Alachua


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

PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 01-2008-CP-1682


IN RE: The Estate of


ROSS WARNER EDWARDS,

.Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of ROSS WARNER
EDWARDS, deceased, whose
date of death was October 23.
2008, File Number 01-2008-CP-
1682 is pending in the Circuit
Court for ALACHUA County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Box 600. Gainesville.
Florida 32602. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication.
of this notice is December 4,
2008.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:

S. SCOTT WALKER, ESQ.
FOLDS & WALKER, LLC
527 East University Avenue
Post Office Box 1775
Gainesville, Florida 32602
(352) 372-1282
Florida Bar No.: 0394939

Personal Representative:
TIMOTHY TEES
2220 NW 55th Boulevard,
Apt. 16
Gainesville, Florida 32605

(Published: Alachua County
Today - December 4 and 11,
2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
SHELBY'S TOWING gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles
on 12/15/2008, 08.:00 am
at 4625 NW 6TH STREET,
GAINESVILLE, FL 32635-8658,
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of
the Florida Statutes. SHELBY'S
TOWING reserves the right to
accept or reject any and/orall
bids.

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DODGE
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CHEVROLET
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CHEVROLET

(Published: Alachua County
Today - December 4, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these,


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vehicles on 12/29/2008, 10:00
a.m. at 14515 NW PEGGY RD,
ALACHUA, FL 32615-5449,
pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. A-1
TOWING SVC/AUTO REPAIRS
reserves the right to accept or
reject any and/or all bids.

4USBU33577LW72243 2007
BMW

(Published: Alachua County
Today - December 4, 2008)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE:
Watson's Towing of Gainesville
Inc gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 12115/2008, 10:00
a.m. at 3002 N.W. 161 Court,
Gainesville, FL 32609, pursuant
to subsection 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Watson's Towing of
Gainesville Inc reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/
or all bids.

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CHEVROLET

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MERCURY

(Published: Alachua County.
Today - December 4, 2008)
NOTICE OF ACTION; NOTICE
OF PETITION AND HEARING
TO TERMINATE PARENTAL
RIGHTS PENDING
ADOPTION

TO: Michael Edelen, a Caucasian
male born December 26, 1977,
whose approximate height is
6'0" with brown hair and brown
eyes, whose approximate weight
is not known, whose approximate
age is 39 and whose last known
address is 8921 SW 8th Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32607.

A petition to terminate parental
rights:pending adoption has been
filed. There will be a hearing
on the petition to terminate
parental rights pending adoption


on December 17, 2008 at 9:45
a.m. before The Honorable
James P. Nilon, Circuit Court
Judge, at the Alachua County
Courthouse, Courtroom 3D,
201 East University Avenue,
Gainesville, Florida 32601. The
court has set aside 15 minutes
for this hearing.

UNDER SECTION 63.089,
FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE
TO TIMELY FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE
AND THE PETITION WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT
THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES
GROUND UPON WHICH THE
COURT SHALL END ANY,
PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY
HAVE ORASSERT REGARDING
THE MINOR CHILD. ,.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for Termination of
Parental Rights with regard to a
minor child born on or about June
8, 1999 in Gainesville, Alachua
County, Florida was filed in this
Court on or about the 18th day of
September, 2008, and a hearing
has been set on December
17, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. You are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
the Petitioners' attorney, whose
name and address is:

CYNTHIA STUMP SWANSON,
ESQUIRE
2830 NW 41st Street, Bldg. M
Gainesville, Florida 32606
(352) 375-5602

and file an original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court
on or before December 17,
2008; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Petition.

WITNESS my hand and said
seal of said Court on this 12th
day of Noember, 2008.
J.K. "Buddy" Irby
Clerk of the Circuit Court
P.O. Box 600
Gainesville, FL 32602
BY /s/lErika Powell,
Deputy Clerk


If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Persons
with a disability who need
an accommodation in order
to participate should call Jan
Phillips, ADA Coordinator,
Alachua County Courthouse, 201
E. University Ave., Gainesville,
FL 32601, at (352) 337-6237,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice. If
you are hearing impaired call
(800) 955-8771; If you are voice
impaired, call (800) 955-8770.

(Published: Alachua County
Today - November 20 & 27,
2008 and December 4 & 11,
2008)
Request for Conditional Use
Permit affecting Parcel #
04945-000-000, Phil and Ruth
Denton

The applicant has requested
a conditional use permit from
Section 16, Subsection 5, Table
of Permitted Uses, subsection
5.2, Fraternal Uses, of the City
of Archer Land Development
Code (Zoning Code) "Conditional
Use Permits" regarding uses
description in a C-1 designated
Zoning District. The owner/agent
wishes to request a conditional
use permit allowing the operation
of a daycare facility.

As the owner of an adjoining
property, you are invited to
attend and have the right to
present evidence at a Public
Hearing scheduled for Monday
January 12, 2009 beginning at
7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter
as may be heard) at which time
the Archer City Commission will
consider this request.

Legal Description of Property:

The South 160 Feet of the
West 150 Feet of the Following
Described Property: The North
% of the Southwest % of the
Northeast 4 of the Southwest
% Less the Ease 132 Feet
Thereof, All located in Section


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16, Township 11 South, Range
18 East, of Alachua County,
Florida.

Parcel Identification Number:
04945-000-000

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

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
Manager at (352) 495-2880 at
least 48 hours prior to the public
hearing.

(Published: Alachua County
Today - December 04, 2008)









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SunState Federal Credit Union and Alachua County Today
are partnering to bring you "The Christmas Tree." The purpose
of this campaign is to get young people reading. Alachua County
Today will publish an eight-chapter serialized short story, "The'
Christmas Tree" as part of our Newspapers in Education program.
The newspapers will be sent home with the students after the
project for the week is completed so that parents can share the
stories with their children.


Life on a Mississippi cotton farm is always hard. But it gets
worse when the Great Depression turns the land to dust. Mary Jo
Drake must decide between saving her tree or doing what's best
for her family.
But things change when a stranger, using.a bit of magic, gives
Mary Jo a chance to save "The Christmas Tree."


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Chapter Si by Kay Hively


Saturday was always the day the Drake family went to town.
Mary Jo and her :Tlother '.erat rirE 1 the city park, which was
full of women and girls. Mary Jo played with her friends. Her
mother visited with the other ladies and played with the babies.
Mr. Drake ard his sons walked around town, talking to other
men and boys. Mary Jo's father talked about the cotton crop
and the weather. Mac and Morey played in the alleys with
their friends.
At noon, the family met at the park for the picnic lunch that Mrs.
Drake had brought from home. After they had eaten, the family
always went shopping. Most of the time they only bought food.
On special occasions, someone got new clothes.
When the family went to the general store; Mary Jo liked to
look around.
This time, she could tell that Christmas was not far away. There
were bins full ofpecans and walnuts, and there were many boxes
of chocolates with'holiday designs. There was a big display of toys
in one corner of the store., Mary Jo saw dolls, trucks, teddy bears,
Stea sets, wooden animals and even a train. They were pretty to
look at but Mary Jo didn't dare hope for a toy this Christmas.
As she stood looking at the toys, Mary Jo heard her mother
calling to her. It was time to go home.
Mr. Drake carried three boxes to the.wagon. With the supplies
loaded, everyone climbed in the wagon and the mules moved
off down the street.
Mary Jo stretched out in the wagon and covered herself with an
old quilt her mother had put there. Mary Jo was very happy. She
had seen many of her friends from school, and she had even
seen candy in one of the boxes her father had put in the wagon.


Classroom Extensions
Things to Think About and Do -
A. How often does Mary Jo's family go to town? How often
do you go to town or to a store? If you could get Mary
Jo a Christmas present, what would it be?
B. What is "witching?" Look it up in an encyclopedia or
on the internet.





A message from the sponsor: Parents interested in teaching
their kids about finances will find an array of financial literacy
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children of all ages and adults too. Many of the tools for children


Before the wagon had gone very far, Mary Jo fell asleep. She did
not wake up until the mules turned into the yard. Quickly she sat
up and watched the mules pull the wagon up to the back door of
the house. As soon as the wagon stopped, Mac and Morey jumped
down and carried the boxes up the steps of the back porch.
Mary Jo and her mother also climbed off the wagon. Her mother
hurried into the kitchen, but Mary Jo waited as her father drove
the mules away from the house to the barn. As she stood watching
her father, Mary Jo saw Mr. Weaver out by the little tree. He.
was walking back and forth very slowly, and he was carrying
something. She looked closer. The old man had a stick in his
hands - no, he had two sticks.
It was the strangest thing she had ever seen.
As Mary Jo watched the old man, her father came from the barn
and stood beside her. Looking up at her father, Mary Jo asked
what Mr. Weaver was doing.
As he walked into the house, Mr. Drake looked at his daughter
and said, "He's witching, Mary Jo. He's witching."










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Author Kay Hively and Illustrator Billie Gofourth-Stewart are
both of Neosho, Missouri. Produced in partnership with this
newspaper and the Missouri Press Foundation with support
from Verizon Foundation. Copyight 2002.


are fun to work with and include games, puzzles, and more.
SunState Federal Credit Union strongly supports literacy both
in the classroom and at home, arid we encourage parents to start
teaching their children early about the importance of financial
responsibility.


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