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Title: The Bay beacon
Portion of title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: 10-10-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Cyberthieves tap employees bank accounts in broad breach of college computer systemBy Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Cyberthieves tapped bank accounts of Northwest Florida State College employees after prowling college computers earlier this year, stealing the personal information of as many as 3,200 current and retired workers, according to the college. Some student information may have been accessed as well in a "professional, coordinated attack" that lasted as long as four months before it was detected, officials said Monday. Among the data stolen by the hackers were workers' names, birth dates, bank account numbers and Social Security numbers, the college said. So far, about 50 employees have reported identity thefts, including college President Ty Handy, who lost $900, according to NWFSC. The integrity of the NWFSC system has been restored and there is no indication of any additional instances of compromise of personal information, said Handy. An investigation is ongoing on the full nature and scope of the breach. As soon as the issue was identified last week, the college began to alert employees through a series of all-campus emails and will provide an additional formal notification, which is required by law to be sent out within 45 days, as more complete information becomes available. Unidentified hackers, Handy said, raided a single file on the colleges new main computer server shortly after it was installed in May. Officials indicated that the thieves apparently vacuumed data from the computer via the Internet over the ensuing four months, entering through an apparent hole in the machine's T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, October 10, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m. Join the Valparaiso Garden Club for their meeting Oct. 10, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Valparaiso Community Library. Marie Harrison will host Grandmothers Garden. Visitors welcome. Friday, 7 a.m.-noon Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will hold its fall rummage sale and Christmas Shoppe Oct. 1213, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Valparaiso. Explore their wide variety of items, including baked goods and paintings. Saturday, 8 a.m. Support the Ruckel Middle Schools rummage sale fundraiser in the front school parking lot, 201 N. Partin Dr. Eighth grade students are fundraising for their November trip to Washington D.C. Thursday, 1 p.m. Come to Twin Cities Senior Citizens monthly meeting at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone 50 plus is welcome and to bring a covered dish to share. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Plew Elementary hosts its Annual Run for Fundz for grades K-5 at 220 Pine Ave. All proceeds benefit Plew and support the educational programs sponsored by the Plew PLA. See Calendar, B-3 COMINGUP Please see CYBER, page A-2Valparaiso seeks vision for its futureBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission Monday approved a list of residents to be invited to participate in the city's new Vision Committee, which will make recommendations about how the city can best plan for its future. City Clerk Tammy Johnson presented the list of invitees to the Vision Committee, based on rankings done by individual city commissioners. The names chosen to be invited to join the vision committee are: Les Chambers, Joe Cobb, Claude Connell, Terri Fedonazcek, Rob Holloway, Jose Lozano, Martha Miller, Ed Milton, Patrick Pertuit, and Jill White. Those invited to become alternate vision Cop faked evidence in drug case, state allegesBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent An ex-cop has been arrested for planting evidence in an attempt to set the stage for a drug raid on a home in Crestview, according to authorities. According to an arrest report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Timothy William White Jr., 26, of Niceville, was arrested Oct. 4 by FDLE agents on one count of tampering with or fabricating evidence. The FDLE stated that pursuant to another investigation, state agents were tipped that White, when a Crestview police officer, had falsified information on a search warrant application in May 2010. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Brody Shambo, 4, left, and Tyler Bullis, 3, tested their strength by trying to pull a fire truck during an open house at the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department Saturday. The event included games and safety information for children and adults, as well as an opportunity to meet firefighters. The boys didn't budge the truck, but they did their best.Future firefightersPros and cons aired on tax amendmentBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Government and real estate interests clashed in a debate on proposed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. In a face-off hosted Thursday by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Harold Trey Price, public policy representative for the Florida Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the proposed amendment. Amber Hughes, legislative advocate for the Florida League of Cities, spoke against it. The 700-word proposed amendment, on Florida's general election ballot Nov. 6, would prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead property, if the fair market value of the property decreases. Thus, it would tighten a loophole in the Save Our Homes Amendment, which took effect in 1995, that allows taxing authorities to "recapture" certain tax benefits granted property owners under the original law. The proposed measure would also reduce the limitation on annual assessment increases on Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Harold Trey Price, seated facing the audience at right, public policy representative for the Florida Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the proposed Amendment 4. Amber Hughes, left, legislative advocate for the Florida League of Cities, spoke against it. The debate was held in Fort Walton Beach Thursday. Timothy W. White Jr. Please see FAKED, page A-5 Please see TAX, page A-3 Hundreds walk for Alzheimer sSuperior Residences hosted the Okaloosa County Alzheimer s Association Walk to End Alzheimer s in Niceville Saturday to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research. The event began at 8 a.m. at the nursing home on North Partin Drive, with guest speakers sharing their experiences with the disease. Participants walked along North Partin with their loved ones. The event raised more than $20,000. An estimated 400 walkers participated. Beacon photos by Linda McCormick Ballot summary, A-4. Please see FUTURE, page A-4

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Internet "firewall." The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office is investigating. One employee wondered why it took so long to detect the thefts. I received a bill from Home Depot in the mail and I did not have a Home Depot card, the employee, who did not wish to be identified, told the Beacon. That has happened to at least five people. Some have had Home Depot and Lowes charge cards opened in their name. The employee said some victims suffered thefts from their checking accounts. The employee said the unauthorized withdrawals totaled as much as $2,000 per event. What Id like to know, from May 21 to Sept. 24, what happened in that time frame? the employee said. Who was watching the store? Handy said college officials hope to learn whose information has been stolen by the end of the week. We provided information to employees as soon as we had an indication that there was an issuewhen we initially had reports from five employees that their direct deposit accounts had been unlawfully accessed, said Handy. We needed employees to take immediate steps to individually review and protect their personal data. As they did, more employees began to report issues once they reviewed their information. We brought in the sheriffs office and have asked each employee affected to a complete an affidavit detailing their issues. Handy said the sheriffs office is handling all the affidavits as evidence in a single case. He said some employees suffered withdrawal of their money from their bank accounts while others have had fraudulent credit accounts created. We speculate that this was a professional, coordinated attack by one or more hackers, Handy said. We believe that the hackers are having to do specific work to pull together enough information about an individual employee to steal their identity. We do not believe that they have accessed this information on all 3,200 individuals in the file, but that the potential does exist. Handy said three mechanisms were used to conduct the identity theft. The first is to use PayDayMax, Inc. as a conduit for taking out a personal loan which is repaid by debiting the employees personal bank account, he said. The second is the same process using Discount Advance Loans. The third is to apply for a Home Depot Credit Card in an employees name and then use that card." I was hit for about $900, said Handy. That seems to be pretty typical. He said the $900 was in the form of a loan from PayDayMax. He called the company and they read the application. (The hackers) had some information, but they had to make the rest up, Handy said. Probably at the end of the day, (the total lost by employees) will probably be zero dollars, Handy said. He said most banks belong to groups that manage identity theft. In his case, he was contacted by a company called ITACIdentity Theft Assistance Centerwhich spend two hours on the phone with him, going over his credit report and holding my hand through the whole process. The total amount of time Handy spent to recover his money, he said, was about six hours. Its an aggravation, he said. No doubt about it. While individual employees and retirees will likely get all or most of their money back, NWFSC will spend between $50,000 and $75,000 to notify everyone who has potentially been affected, Handy said. The college president said some student information, such as birth dates and Social Security numbers, may have been accessed as well, but that there is no evidence that this was the case. The college said it has not received any complaints from students. Some vendorsfewer than 40, Handy saidwho are paid through electronic funds transfers may also have had account information taken, but that remains unknown. Handy said the college is working to set up a website by the end of the week which will include information and updated posting on the issue. College officials began to suspect it had been hacked when about a dozen employees in recent weeks reported some degree of identity theft. A memorandum sent by Gary Yancey, vice president for administrative services at the college, to employees via e-mail Sept. 27 was the first acknowledgment of the problem. The memo stated that as of that time, five employees had been affected and complained of irregularities in their bank accounts. On Oct. 12, a subsequent email was sent, raising the total of employees who have been victimized to 12, which Yancey wrote, makes us suspect that College information has somehow been compromised. An Oct. 13 Yancey e-mail, titled Good Newsand Bad, said that after further research on our Network Logs, IT has discovered FTP Logs from May 21st through September 24th that confirm that the College was hacked from an outside source. The hole in the security "fireCYBERFrom page A-1By Daniel Elsesser Correspondent The Niceville-Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board has approved a method for most accurately billing the City of Niceville for sewage service in August, when Nicevilles recording meters malfunctioned. The measure, passed Oct. 3, requires the regional wastewater plant which the board owns to proportionately bill the three entities it services for the month of August based on historic flows. The billing will also apportion the percentage increase of the total sewage plant flow during August, compared with August 2011. The three entities serviced by the wastewater facility, the City of Niceville, the City of Valparaiso and Okaloosa County, will each pay 29 percent more than they did in August 2011, because total sewage flow for the facility increased from 72 million gallons in August 2011 to 93 million gallons in August, an increase of approximately 29 percent. Sewer plant manager Rick Helms Jr. said the meters that record the plant flow used by the City of Niceville malfunctioned in the second week in August and recorded that Niceville had generated 114 million gallons of sewage during the month, a figure Helms knew was wildly overstated. Helms expressed concern on overbilling the City of Niceville for plant usage and asked the board to help him devise the fairest possible billing method. After the board discussed a few potential methods, including one that involved basing the billing on the readings from the correctly functioning Valparaiso meters, Valparaiso Mayor and Sewer Board member Bruce Arnold proposed the method of billing the three entities equally based on total plant flow. Helms said the large increase in plant flow was due to the 21 inches of rainfall Okaloosa County received in August. Much of the runoff or groundwater winds up in sewers that flow into the plant.Breakdown snarls sewage billing Beacon file photoA malfunctioning sewage-flow meter for the City of Niceville and unusually high rainfall in August combined to complicate billing by the regional wastewater plant. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BOAT INSURANCE Call or stop by for a free quote. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office raided a Niceville "head shop" for the second time this year. No charges were filed. On Friday, sheriff's deputies, with help from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Niceville Police Department and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, raided the Woodstock store, 311 Government Ave., as well as three other specialty shops around Okaloosa County that were allegedly selling controlled substances commonly known as Spice and bath salts, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. A fifth search warrant was executed at the home of store owner Patrick Anderson, 615 Birkdale Circle, Bluewater Bay, according to the sheriff's office. In addition, the Walton County Sheriffs Office conducted a similar raid on a business there. "Law enforcement officers," said the sheriff's statement, "have purchased substances from the businesses that have been confirmed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as being controlled substances, or analogs of controlled substances as defined in Florida State Statute 893.0356." According to the sheriff's office, "Okaloosa County, the State of Florida, and the United States are plagued with specialty shops and internet sites that are selling synthetic cannabinoids, which are designed to mimic tetrahydrocannabinol/THC (THC the primary psychotropic chemical found in marijuana) and synthetic cathinones, which are designed to mimic cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled stimulants." The statement did not specify whether any of these substances were sold at the raided shops. "In some instances," according to the statement, "these untested and uncontrolled substances are 500 to 2000 times stronger than the actual illicit substance. Some people that are buying these substances and ingesting them believe that they are legal and safe. However medical professionals are advising otherwise. The sheriff's office provided a list of other locations raided: Haight Ashbury, 1 Harbor Boulevard, Destin Woodstock, 329 Mary Esther Boulevard, Mary Esther Woodstock, 118 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach The Niceville shop, as well as nine others, were also raided in March, and their inventory confiscated. No charges were filed at that time. The Niceville shop reopened shortly thereafter. Anderson denied any wrongdoing at that time. He could not be reached for comment on the latest raids. non-homestead property; and provides an additional homestead exemption. Owners of non-homestead or commercial property would have their assessment increases capped at 3 percent per year. The amendment would reduce the allowed property-tax increase for non-homestead property, such as rentals, stores, and business fixtures and inventory, to 5 percent a year, from 10 percent. Also, the amendment would include an additional homestead exemption for first-time buyers, equal to 50 percent of the median home price in the county where the home is located. That additional exemption would be gradually reduced, expiring in five years. It would not apply to taxes in support of public schools. Passage of the measure, one of 11 proposed amendments on a long and complicated ballot for the general election Nov. 6, would require 60 percent approval by Florida voters. It would take effect Jan. 1. Price, speaking in favor of the amendment, said it would prohibit recapture of property taxes by local taxing entities such as cities and counties. Under recapture, local property appraisers may increase the taxable value of property even though the actual market value of the property has declined, in order to claw back earlier tax benefits granted under the Save Our Homes Amendment. Price said the amendment would also give some tax relief to first-time home buyers, helping to encourage people to move to Florida, including senior citizens seeking to retire here. Price also said the amendment would put a cap on yearly assessment hikes on non-homestead property, reducing costs for businesses. He said this would help to create about 20,000 jobs in Florida over the next four years, and increase personal income by about $5.3 billion. Price said the amendment would encourage more home sales, and would restore fairness for all taxpayers. The real estate industry lobbyist also encouraged people to look at recent television ads in favor of the amendment, which humorously refer to current tax rules that tax your assets off. Speaking against the amendment, Hughes, a League of Cities lobbyist, said the proposed amendment would make the state tax system even more complicated. Florida already has the most complicated tax system in the country, Hughes said, "and this would make it worse." She said Amendment 4 would be just another band-aid on a tax system in need of true tax reform rather than piecemeal fixes. Hughes said the proposed caps on assessment hikes for existing businesses would put an unfair burden on new businesses and on businesses that try to relocate to new locations. This, she added, would create a disincentive for new business startups or expansions, actually hurting the economy and preventing some new job creation. Hughes said Amendment 4 would have unintended consequences. By reducing local tax revenue, she said, it would force local governments to cut services, raise overall property taxes or do both. If you push a balloon in one place, she said, it just pops out somewhere else. During a question and answer session, the speakers were asked whether a change in property tax rules is an appropriate subject for the state constitution, or should more properly be addressed as regular legislation. I couldnt agree more, said Hughes. She said that by proposing a constitutional amendment, the state legislature is simply avoiding a difficult issue by passing it to voters. Price, however, said the existing Save Our Homes law already made property taxes a constitutional issue, so anything that might change such rules must be done through a constitutional amendment. When the Beacon asked what she meant by true tax reform, Hughes replied that she favors a comprehensive rewriting of Florida tax law that would be fair, equitable, fairly administered, understandable, and simple. Price said that although the proposed amendment is long and complex, it had to be worded that way because earlier versions were not allowed on the ballot because of opposition from unions and other takers in local government. He said that this time, the legislature used legalese in order to create a proposal that would stay on the ballot. TAXFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bluewater Orthopedics is proud to announce their newest surgeon, BRADLEYGOEKE, M.D. Dr. Goeke combines state of the art orthopedic skill with compassionate care. After working at Eglin Air Force Base for the past eight years, Dr. Goeke is a familiar face in a new place. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializes in General Orthopedics including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, fracture care and sports medicine. 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Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 1, 2012 through October 7, 2012. 0 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Evergreen Ave.............................Medical.............................10/1/12........................00:59 Ellis Ave........................................Medical.............................10/1/12........................09:45 Courington Ct..............................Medical.............................10/1/12........................11:29 Edge Ave......................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................04:54 Teresa Ct......................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................07:02 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................10:08 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................12:17 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................13:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/2/12........................14:07 Rue De Palms.............................Medical.............................10/3/12........................00:59 Ellis Ave........................................Medical.............................10/3/12........................06:49 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/3/12........................08:43 Reeves St....................................Service call.......................10/3/12........................09:07 Duke Dr........................................Medical.............................10/3/12........................13:19 Bayshore Dr.................................Medical.............................10/4/12........................06:13 Deer St.........................................Alarm activation...............10/4/12........................07:15 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/4/12........................12:38 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/5/12........................09:54 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle crash....................10/5/12........................16:27 SR 85 N.......................................Medical.............................10/6/12........................17:08 Big Oaks Ln.................................Medical.............................10/6/12........................17:53 Pine St..........................................Cancelled.........................10/6/12........................21:51 Deer St.........................................Alarm activation...............10/6/12........................22:58 Rocky Shores Dr.........................Medical.............................10/7/12........................07:05 Allen St.........................................Medical.............................10/7/12........................16:33 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/7/12........................21:49 ...................................................... Weekly Safety Tip: Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your barbecue grill so it cannot be ignited by a hot grill. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North Bay FRUIT ............................5 LBSSliced Peaches.................................$15.00 Blackberries......................................$15.00 Pineapple Chunks.............................$15.00 Strawberries......................................$15.00 Mixed Fruit........................................$15.00 (Peaches, Pineapple & Strawberries)NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS & EBTALL ITEMS ARE FRESH, CLEAN, CUT, SHELLED AND PACKAGED!(228) 990-5605 bandhveggies@yahoo.com SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13THNiceville, **10:00AM 3:00PM**On John Sims Parkway, across from the Dollar Store in Bayou PlazaCrestview, **Noon 3:30PM**Corner Seventh & N. Ferdon, across from Northview PlazaDeFuniak Springs, **9:00AM 11:00AM**Intersection Hwy. 90 & 331 South, At JBs Chinese Restaurant LAST CALL FOR 2012! 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Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com OPENThrough Oct. 31 9am-9pm Closed Sun.Saturdays Family DayBouncy House Photo Ops Face Painting Petting Zoo PUMPKIN PA TCH at Niceville UMC214 S. Partin Drive 850-678-4411 Ext. 151 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Page A-4 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Amendment 4 summaryFollowing is the Florida Secretary of State's official summary of a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution designated as Amendment 4 on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. See story, page A-1. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary:(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property's just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 1, 2012 through October 8, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Lancaster Dr..............................Vehicle accident.........................10/1/12..................07:00 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/1/12..................13:28 E. Hwy. 20.................................Dispatched & cancelled.............10/2/12..................09:29 Hwy. 20 & Bluewater Blvd........Vehicle accident.........................10/2/12..................16:10 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/2/12..................22:54 Merchants Way.........................Medical assist............................10/3/12..................13:50 Bluewater Point Rd...................EMS call.....................................10/3/12..................20:12 Ida Coon Circle.........................Medical assist............................10/4/12..................04:39 Olde Post Rd.............................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................12:08 Wright Circle..............................Dispatched & cancelled.............10/4/12..................12:52 Hwy. 20 East.............................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................15:08 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................16:27 Bermuda Circle.........................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................21:06 Hwy. 20 & Bluewater Blvd........Dispatched & cancelled.............10/5/12..................12:24 St. Kitts Cove & Bay Dr............Vehicle accident.........................10/6/12..................09:51 The Crossings...........................EMS call.....................................10/6/12..................14:43 W. Parkwood Ln........................Medical alarm activation............10/6/12..................15:52 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.....................................10/6/12..................18:46 Pine Street.................................Unauthorized burn.....................10/6/12..................21:53 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical assist............................10/7/12..................00:28 Parkwood Ln.............................Unintentional transmission........10/7/12..................18:35 Newcastle Ct.............................EMS call.....................................10/8/12..................15:05 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.committee members are: Bryan Campbell, Mike Harris, Jimmy Harrison, Dennis Samac, and Lynwood Knowles. Actual appointments to the commission will be made at a later date. During Monday's meeting, Mayor Bruce Arnold also said that the city is seeking volunteers to serve on its planning commission, which currently has two vacancies. He said potential volunteers should contact city hall for information about the positions. City attorney Haywood Dykes told the commission Monday that he has been in contact with Mike Chesser, the attorney for Anthony Bradley, and asked to convene a closed commission meeting Wednesday to discuss the results of his discussions with Chesser. He made no further comment about whether a possible settlement to the lawsuit will be discussed. In other business Monday, the commissioners were presented a draft of a new city charter prepared by the Institute of Senior Professionals, who have been studying the current city charter in order to recommend changes and improvements. The ISP draft calls for the city to adopt a city manager type of city government, rather then the current form of government in which executive authority is parceled out among the elected city commissioners, with each commissioner in charge of one or more departments within the city, such as police or public works. Commissioners did not discuss the ISP recommendation in detail during Monday's meeting, but plan to do so during their next regular meeting, at 6 p.m., Nov. 13. FUTUREFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324wall" that permitted the access was closed Sept. 24, Yanceys email said. He added that the college is working with law enforcement in an attempt to catch the culprits. Hackers are difficult to catch, said Capt. Arnold Brown of the sheriff's Economics Crime Unit, which is probing the thefts. Law enforcement has to stay current with the changing technologies and trends associated with computer crimes. As long as there is a trail to follow (IP addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) it is likely we can gather enough information to identify the source. The trends now seem to be that similar crimes tend to originate in other countries where we do not have jurisdiction to investigate, which often leads to the cases being closed. Its too early in the investigation to consider the odds of solvability or even identify the hacker, Brown said. These investigations are very timeconsuming and it all boils down to the information that was left behind by the offenders. The thefts were publicly acknowledged Monday after inquiries by reporters. THIEVESFrom page A-2

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According to the FDLE, White had allegedly taken some marijuana from a police locker and used it to falsely establish probable cause for a residential search warrant. The arrest report stated that in May 2010 White was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit of the Crestview Police Department, where he conducted a narcotics investigation of a Crestview resident. White made three "trash pulls" at an address on Oakview Place, Crestview, seeking evidence for a warrant to search the home. Each one, apparently, came up empty. In a search warrant affidavit dated May 17, 2010, White stated that a fourth trash pull had been done at the residence, and that suspected marijuana residue was found that tested positive as being the drug. According to a Crestview Police Department property receipt, White submitted the marijuana into evidence. White obtained the warrant, but it was never executed, according to the FDLE. The FDLE arrest affidavit stated that under questioning on Feb. 24 and Sept. 13, 2012, White admitted to state agents that he took marijuana from a police locker and submitted it into evidence, as if he had found it in a fourth trash pull, to support his bid for the search warrant. White also admitted that he falsified the probable cause statement in his search warrant affidavit, according to the arrest report. White also admitted to two other people that he fabricated evidence during the investigation, according to the report. According to the Okaloosa County Jail, White was released on $3,500 bail on Oct. 4, the same day as his arrest. 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President Obama jumped from one subject to another without really answering the questions asked of him. It was a tossup. It wasn t a true debate more like a press conference. I saw the debate, but it s really hard to say who won. It seemed like Romney got to talk a lot more. I thought Mister Romney did a better job of presenting his positions. I think with all my heart that Mitt Romney won. It seemed like he was much better prepared than the president was. Romney, by about 80 to 20. Obama couldn t quite get himself together. He missed his teleprompter.Mindi Dennis, 13, Niceville, Lewis Middle School student John Jackson, 48, Niceville, mailmanMargaret Wetherell, 22, Niceville, dental assistantKelly Oliver, 50, Choctaw Beach, engineer Ed Opitz, 61, Niceville, retired Gene O Neil, 81, Choctaw Beach, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACONCollege is military friendly, president saysBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College had 2,177 active-duty military members among its students last fall, more than onethird of its total enrollment, according to Ty Handy, president of the college. In addition, the college teaches many military spouses, and children of military families, Handy said last week in a talk to the Northwest Florida Military Officers Association. Handy said that military personnel and veterans often do better than more traditional students while in college, as they tend to be more focused, self-disciplined and used to adult-level training and education. Handy discussed how NWFSC can help military personnel and their families advance their careers and enhance their lives. He said the Niceville-based college, which had a total of 6,061 students in fall 2011, is a military-friendly institution, and he discussed how members of the local military community can take advantage of educational programs at the college while saving money by avoiding higher tuition and fees at other colleges and universities. Handy made a point of rebutting claims he said have been aired by some national news media, that the cost of a college education has gotten so high that a college education is no longer worth the cost, which allegedly leaves many college graduates burdened with excessive student loan debts as they attempt to start their careers. He said that while there are cases of students who have graduated from college with large debts, most of those are students who attended expensive, elite schools and relied on loans to finance their educations. NWFSC has some of the lowest costs in the nation, Handy said, and offers a variety of scholarships and other alternatives to loans to help students finance their schooling. He also said the NWFSC Foundation, the colleges fundraising organization, has accumulated over $40 million in endowment funds, providing scholarships and other financial help to NWFSC students. Overall, Handy said, college education is more affordable than negative reporting would lead one to believe. In addition, college graduates continue to have much higher rates of employment and higher earnings than people with only high school educations. Handy also said that NWFSC has a better than 90 percent job placement rate for its graduates, in jobs related to a students fields of study, even during the current economic slowdown. For military members, their spouses and children, and for veterans, Handy said NWFSC offers many opportunities. These, he said, include: Ease of transfer of credits from NWFSC to four-year colleges, especially the University of West Florida, with which NWFSC has a dual enrollment program and operates a joint campus in Fort Walton Beach. NWFSC two-year graduates who transfer to four-year colleges and universities, said Handy, have slightly higher grade point averages than native sophomores starting their junior year at such fouryear schools. This, he said, refutes a common myth that community colleges do not attract top-level students. Handy said that although NWFSC offers some four-year bachelors degrees in selected fields, the community college does not intend to compete for four-year students with such colleges and universities as the University of West Florida or other Florida schools. NWFSCs four-year programs, he said, are intended to complement what other institutions are doing and to meet specific needs of Okaloosa and Walton students and of the local economic market. NWFSC offers the first two years of Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, which are transferable to other colleges and to other branches of the armed forces for students wanting to complete the four-year ROTC program and become military officers. Many of NWFSCs courses are in fields that complement military training or provide paths to post-military civilian careers, in fields like nursing, education, and project management. Among NWFSCs recent nursing graduates, Handy said, NWFSC has had a 100 percent pass rate on state certification exams, between 10 and 20 percent better than the average pass rates for nursing students at fouryear colleges. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Over one-third of Northwest Florida State College students are in the military, according to figures presented by Ty Handy, president. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso held its annual awards and installation banquet on Sept. 27, at Northwest Florida State College. The club installed their 2012-2013 officers. Fom left: President-elect Stan Claypool, President Steve Baldock, and Immediate Past President Sharon Conley. Vern McGraw (not pictured) was awarded the distinction of Kiwanian of the year. Photo by Kiwanis Club By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eliza Riley, a Niceville High School senior, is passionate about foreign affairs and the conflict in and around Uganda is at the top of her list. As president and founder of the NHS Invisible Childrens Club, ICC, Eliza is calling attention to the plight of children who have been abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in a central African civil war since 1987. The ICC will sponsor a free public showing of a new film on the subject, Move, by Invisible Children, a national advocacy organization, on Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at the NHS auditorium. Lawrence Komakech, a young man from Uganda, is scheduled to speak at the showing about his life during the conflict. According to Invisible Children, warlord Joseph Kony has abducted over 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to fight in his Lord's Resistance Army. They are attacking communities in border regions of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. As a physician in the Air Force, Elizas fathers job obliged her family to move so often that she hasnt attended the same school for more than two years. Eliza said her past work with Invisible Children at previous high schools inspired her efforts in Niceville. I figured starting this club would be a great way to meet other people passionate about helping international affairs, Eliza said. Our major fund-raiser last year, Change for Change, raised more than $1,260. Melody Kortbein, ICCs sponsor and math teacher at NHS, sent the proceeds to the children of Uganda through her brother, Jade Acker, who lives in Courtesy photo The NHS Invisible Childrens Club officers from left: Eliza Riley, president, Leann Ngyuen, officer, Emily Ngyuen, officer, and Madison Riley, co-president. Please see UGANDAN, page B-3Ugandan to speak at NHS Kiwanis Club installs officersBrittany Rock was named Queen of the Mullet Festival Pageant held Sept. 29, at the Niceville High School. The 112 contestant pageant was sponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge 2624. Photos of other age category winners and runners-up can be found on page B-5. Photo courtesy Jill WaymanMullet Festival Queen Creating Partnerships for Success Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.269.1201 Where You Come First. ERNIE DANJEAN, OWNERDockside Caf & Oyster Bar Partnerships Cr Partnerships eatingCr Partnerships eating for Partnerships Success for Partnerships Success Partnerships CFit Y Y Wher ou Come First. e Y Yo Wher 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs

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All Sports Association Inc., ASA, donated $10,000 to the Eagle-Ram Tennis Center Committee Campaign, Sept. 28, to support the committees fundraising efforts for a new, public-use tennis facility in Niceville. Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School recently signed a usage agreement for the facility to be developed on Ruckel Middle School property on Partin Drive, near Palm Drive. The estimated cost of the project is $300,000 and with the help of recent donations the committee has raised more than half the funds needed. The Okaloosa County School Boards policy will not allow construction to begin until all the funds are collected. Once the committee meets their goal, construction can begin. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleDr. Watt provides exceptional care for Hand, Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and General Orthopaedics. Fellowship trained at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.IntroducingDr. James WattOrthopaedic Surgeon CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Shopping for a mortgage? Frank Walker, Agent State Farm Agent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878NMLS MLO #508181, NMLS MB #110089 MLO License #LO13213 O13213 ense #LicO LML S MB #110089 NML O #508181 S MLNMLBus: 850-678-7878 Niceville, FL 32578 1189 John Sims Parkway E State Farm Agent Agent alk e r r, Frank W ruo o yo d, s segnah e c f s li A kna m B ra e Fatt St e L sdeenst at h e t gagtro h a m ti p w leh t u e L tegdu r b uo d y n e a fi r l uoy evo t m hgi e r h e t ka u m o p y leh obhgie d N oo h a G ti k w naB .noitcele t s aer e a g va e h W s s t u .e ro. 06 3 1 00 1 nam B ra e F t a t S e d s n s a tc u do r e p m o S LRO Y F A AY DO E TL M LAC N.IO T A AT MROFN I EROM, I n otg nim oo l B .B. S Fkn .s a e rl aln a e ilbaliav t a o s n ec ivr e Courtesy PhotoStudent s photo wins first placeLuzan Prinsloo, an eighth grader at Ruckel Middle School, took first place Oct. 7, at the North West Florida Fair s Art Competition for Middle Schools. Her photograph, Loan Rider, was taken in New Orleans. She used Photoshop to remove all the colors, except blue. Courtesy PhotoStudents visit Sterling HouseMs. Chlebowski s first grade visited the residents at Sterling House as part of their unit, Learning to contribute to their community. Bluewater Elementary s students each brought a favorite book to read to the residents. The children also sang songs including, You are my Sunshine and Away In a Manger. ASA gives tennis funds The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Photo Courtesy of ASAAt the project site from left: Bernard Johnson, Lee Lewis, Niceville High School Principal Marcus Chambers, ASA President Chad Hamilton, Ruckel Middle School Principal Dr. Debra Collins Goolsby, NHS Tennis Coach Chris Poate, and Joe Fagundes.

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Kampala, Uganda, with his wife, Shelah, and two girls. Kortbein took an interest in the club because of Ackers selfless actions to take in and care for 10 refugees. He adopted the two youngest refugees. It inspired Kortbein to do more. Kortbein said adoption wasnt possible for Acker until South Sudan became an independent nation this year. The boys now attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga., while Acker and his wife run their nonprofit organization, Refuge and Hope, which helps war refugees in Uganda. The ICC started last fall as a way to get people to listen and has turned into a 70-member club hosting major events and fundraisers. We made posters, sold T-shirts, showed film clips and made announcements, Eliza said about her first club meeting with her twin sister, Madison Riley, co-president of the Niceville High ICC. The club meets every two weeks on Thursdays and is planning more ways to raise awareness for these unfortunate children. I find it shocking that something so severe has been going on for over 12 years and if something half as bad were going on in our country, the media would be all over it and we would be doing all we could to stop (it), Eliza said. Donations can be made by placing cash or checks in the bucket by the auditorium door at the event. UGANDANFrom page B-1 Lawrence Komakech Archaeology at Heritage Park The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center continues their lecture series in honor of the Indian Temple Mound Museums 50 years as an entity. On Oct. 10, 6 p.m., James Morehead of Prentice Thomas and Associates will present Lithic Artifacts from 8OK6, The Fort Walton Temple Mound. The series takes place inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Seats are first come, first serve. 8339595. Garden club meeting Valparaiso Garden Club will meet Oct. 10, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy, Valparaiso. The program for this month, Grandmothers Garden, will be hosted by Marie Harrison. Participants will receive a booklet that outlines old-fashioned garden plants that are still popular today. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact 678-2842 or marieharrison@valp.net. Sesame Street show Sesame Street is partnering with the USO to bring a special performance to the local military community Oct. 11-12, at Enlisted Heritage Hall on Eglin Air Force base. Performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. This years 70-stop tour showcases the power of friendship when Elmo and his pals help Katie as she deals with moving to a new base and making new friends. The 40-minute show offers special giveaways and outreach materials for attendees. Admission is free. http://www.uso.org/sesame. Aglow meeting Fort Walton Beach Aglow will meet Oct. 11, 10 a.m., at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. October Speaker will be Janet German. Coffee and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara Williams, 678-1335 or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Twin Cities meeting Twin Cities Senior Citizens will hold their monthly meeting Oct. 11, 1 p.m., at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone 50 plus is welcome and to bring a covered dish to share. There will be bingo, food and fun. Contact 543-0869. Painting workshop Arts and Designs Society hosts a one-day floral acrylics class with Loretta Menendian Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Art Center, 17 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach. Cost for members is $150 and $165 for non-members. Students provide their own materials. Contact 2441271 or www.artsdesignsociety.org. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. NHS club hosts event Niceville High Schools Invisible Children Club premiers their headquarters new film Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at NHS auditorium. There will also be a Ugandan speaker, Konakech Lawrence. No admission fee. Invisible Children is a nation-wide organization raising money to help with the conflict in Uganda, where children are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers. For more information contact elizariley77@gmail.com or 512745-6248. Green Corn Festival Volunteers needed at Bluewater Elementary School for the annual Green Corn Festival on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. Student volunteers needed to help run booths and activities from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Booths include face painting, a basketball toss, beanbag throw, and much more. For information and to volunteer contact Ashley Toohey at ashley2e@yahoo.com. Eglin Golf Tourney The Air Force Association, Eglin Chapter, will host the 40th annual Doolittle Scholarship Open golf tournament Oct. 12, 8 a.m., at the Eglin Golf Course, 1527 Fairway Drive. All proceeds fund scholarships for local area high school and college ROTC students and a contribution goes to the Air Force Associations Aerospace Education Foundation. Registration form can be mailed with a check, faxed to 862-2065 or online at www.saameetings.com/NDIA/Golf. html. No refunds after Oct 12. Church rummage sale Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will hold its fall rummage sale and Christmas Shoppe Oct. 1213, 7 a.m.-noon, at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. Items include furniture, appliances, clothing, jewelry, kids corner, electronics, household items, paintings, plants, baked goods and collectibles. Donations accepted Oct. 8-11. Contact 6787813. Eglin parking lot sale Everyone with base access is invited to shop or sell at Eglins Fall parking lot sale Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m., at Georgia Ave, Eglin Air Force base. Look for flags and signs across the Eglin Bowling Center and BX Mini Mall. A $5 display fee will be collected from sellers once the event is underway. No registration needed. Sellers may park in any available space in either lot, then use the adjacent space to display their goods. Please note sellers cant offer live animals or guns for sale. www.eglinforcesupport.com. Contact 8821482. Women s Conference The DIVAS women of All Gods Children and Living Word Worship Center will host their Annual Womens Conference Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at 40 S. John Sims Pkwy, Valparaiso. The guest speaker is Pastor Brenda Blackmon of the Gospel of the Kingdom Ministries. Lunch will be served. Contact 6787632. Rummage sale fundraiser The Ruckel Middle School will hold a rummage sale Oct. 13, 8 a.m., in the front school parking lot, 201 N. Partin Dr. Eighth grade students are fundraising and accepting donations to help the cost of their November trip to Washington D.C. Contact Mrs. Eller 678-1455. Genealogical society meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County holds their monthly meeting Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Guest speaker will be Beverly Gross, whos an accomplished genealogist and instructor on the subject at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Visitors are welcome. A Dutch Treat lunch will follow at a local restaurant. Contact 678-2023. Aquatic speaker The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts Marine Touch Tanks with Mike Kay, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Mike Kay is a saltwater fish expert and will talk about the importance of aquaculture and its influence on the conservation of coral reefs. Standard admission rates apply. Contact 835-182 or visit www.eowilsoncenter.org. Beer festival to help CIC The third annual Destin Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, outside the Destin Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. More than 300 beers will be available to sample. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. The event offers various culinary stations, a VIP Tent, live entertainment and a merchandise booth. Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will exhibit. Admission is $35 per person for advance tickets and $40 the day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.comROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. All brick home. Formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast bar, family room, living room, bonus room upstairs. Side load garage. Many extras. $395,000. ROCKY BAYOUExquisite all brick home on 1/2 acre lot. Over $70,000 of upgrades throughout. Peaceful Tranquility. 2470 Sq. Ft. $349,000. ROCKY BAYOU A MUST SEE! TOTALLY UPDATED! Traditional All Brick Home, 4bed/2 bath. Media Wiring, Crown Molding, Central Vacuum, Formal Dining, Gas Fireplace. Built in bookcases. 2433 Sq. Ft. $375,000. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community. 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CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 SOLD (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Please see CALENDAR, page B-4 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Donate blood in NicevilleAbove, college students wait to give blood last year in Pensacola. Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Oct. 10, White Wilson Medical Center, 2001 East Hwy 20, noon-3 p.m. and at Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E. John Sims Parkway, 4-7 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon Express King of the CourtsBASKETBALL CAMPINDIVIDUAL SKILLS & TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYLocated inRUCKEL GYMOct. 27 4-7pm, Oct. 28 1-4pm Nov. 3 4-7pm, Nov. 4 1-4pmOpen toBOYS & GIRLSGrades 3-5 Camp is limited to the first 35 campers. Cost is $75.00 per camper for all four days. (FREET-Shirt included) Checks payable to: King of the Courts Camp. Mail to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578 or Email to j.runyon@cox.net. QUESTIONS: Email or call (850) 502-9372.Camper s Name: ________________________________________ Camper s Grade (2012-13):_____________ Parents name(s):________________________________ Contact number: _______________________________ Contact Email: _____________________________________________ Camper s Shirt Size: YS YM YL AS AMREGISTRATION FORM4-DAYS Call for your private consultation.Corner of Partin & John Sims JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 in business18 YEARSSHOP LOCAL JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY & SELL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992beerfestival.com or at any Wine World location, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, noon, at 208 N Partin Drive in front of the City Hall complex. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. It will last about 45 minutes, 835-2323. Run for Fundz Plew Elementary hosts its second Annual Run for Fundz Oct. 17 for grades 4-5, 8:309:30 a.m., grades 23, 10-11 a.m. and K-1, 1-2 p.m. at 220 Pine Ave. Panther students can run up to 36 laps around the schools track and receive pledges to earn PLEW gear. All proceeds benefit Plew and support the educational programs sponsored by the Plew PLA. To volunteer contact Joan Martin, 543-3039 or Dana T opel, 218-4511. CALENDARFrom page B-1 John A. Larson 1935-2012John Larson 76, of Niceville, FL passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 31, 1935, in Worcester, Mass. to Arthur and Rita Larson. He was preceded in death by his son; Paul Larson. John is survived by his loving wife Patricia and daughter; Linda Lee Ramsdell of Brandon, Fla.; four grandchildren; Jennifer and Jeffrey Ramsdell and Olivia and Hailey Larson of Ill., and brother; David Larson of Worcester, Mass. John retired from the USAF as a Master Sgt. in Mass. Later in 1992 he moved to Niceville, Fla. and became owner of Hair Illusions Beauty Salon along with his wife Patricia. He lived a full life and loved hunting, fishing, and was surrounded by many wonderful friends. There was a time of visitation held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 1011 a.m. at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors followed in Heritage Gardens Cemetery. You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.her itagegardensfuneralhome.com Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. ObituaryPage B-4 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON John A. Larson Washer/Dryer Tech needed for 2 day work week. $15.00 per hour, paid weekly, starting Oct. 1st. Retired military highly encouraged to apply. Call: 915-4905895. Email: fiesta1@flash.net Fax: 915-772-8304 Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. Call: 888-880-5911 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD., 08 Excellent cond., loaded, bluetooth, nav. 20K miles, warranty. One owner. $29,700. 850-897-4164 See news happening? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850678-1080. Trucks for Sale Help Wanted The BeaconsReal Estate MarketplaceWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet! CLASSIFIEDS Valparaiso commerical office for lease. $600 +tax per month. 1200 sf. Located at 467 John Sims Parkway just outside Eglin East gate. 678-1427 or 6786211. Ask for Charles. Home in Defuniak Springs. 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Walk to city park, swimming, fishing, water ski, lots of extras. 850-8926408 Homes for Sale Commercial Looking for a home? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Located at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, Florida. Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Rent Homes for Rent WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNicevilles Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 HAL DONATH, BAYWALK REAL ESTATE, INC. 850-830-9186 In the Heart of Bluewater Bay ON THE GOLF COURSE inBLUEWATER BAYLuxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bath in Windward. Many extras thru-out. 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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 9-10 YearsKelby Barfield,Sierra Hutto, Mikayla Storr, Lacey Dowd 3-5 YearsLyric Thompson, Alana King, Holly Cox, Aubree Hammes, Brylee McLeod 19 Months-3 Years BoysAsher Boes, Bentley Reed, Ashton Salyers, Easton Gorman 11-12 YearsJulia-Love Sewell, Abigail Mainor, Lindsay Huckabee, Paige Howell 6-8 YearsLily Pryor, Anna Baggett, Madison Rhea, Caroline Harp, Skylar Williamson 19-35 Months GirlsBlakely Hart, Zoey Brown, Lillyenne Tidwell, Addison Cox, Kaelee Sherlock 0-18 Months BoysJohn Dickerson, Logan Minick, Jeramiah Fingall 13-15 YearsSavannah Miller, Rebecca Bryan, Hannah Kline, Chelsey Owens16-21 Years Left to right, Michelle Bryan, Brittany Rock, Maholley Ward, Amber Richmond, Macey Caraway Photos by Jill Wayman0-12 Months GirlsLeft to right, Karleigh Reeder, Josiefina Albrecht, McKenzie Rickenbacker, Kaydence Causey 13-18 Months GirlsKloe Thompson, Addison Grace Chance, Anniston Kate Leytham, Lucia Munoz2012 Mullet Festival Pageant Winners Big acts at FestivalThe 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is almost here. On Oct. 19-21 enjoy food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fish. Top headliners to perform are Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler. Parking is free and admission is $10, except for Saturday after 5 p.m., which is $15. Festival starts on Friday, 11 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m., located at the intersection of Hwy 85 N and College Blvd. For more information visit Mulletfestival.com.

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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Niceville s Marquis Daniel and others stop a Mosley runner cold. The Eagles strong defense helped ensure that Niceville s two-game losing streak would end Friday. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure) Custom Crowns/Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide In Office Water PurificationACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSKeeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Eagles stop brief loss streak with 42-10 victoryWednesday, Oct. 10 Ruckel at Baker, volleyball, 4 Destin-Meigs, volleyball, 4 Lewis-Davidson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel at Pryor, cross country, 4 Destin at Lewis, cross country, 4 Thursday, Oct. 11 Destin-Bruner, football, 6:30 Lewis-Ruckel, football, 6:30 Niceville at Fort Walton Beach, golf (Indian Bayou), 3 Friday, Oct. 12 Rocky Bayou Christian School at Port St. Joe, football, 7 Saturday, Oct. 13 Niceville-Autumn Breeze, cross country, NWFSC, 9 Monday, Oct. 15 Destin-Bruner, volleyball, 4 Lewis at Ruckel, volleyball, 4 By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles hit the road last week to face off against the Mosley Dolphins and they came home with a resounding victory. The 42-10 district win undoubtedly bolstered their confidence and recharged their determination after two consecutive district losses. The first quarter looked similar to most of the seasons previous games, ending with a 7-7 tie. The Eagles edged ahead at the start of the second quarter with a quarterback keeper by Ashton Hooker, which gave the Eagles a lead that they would not give up. The Dolphins scored a field goal midway through the second quarter, and were shut out for the rest of the game. Nicevilles defense certainly stepped up in the Mosley matchup and allowed the offense to successfully run plays, and rack up the points. After the Mosley field goal the Eagles took possession of the ball and after first downs by Tyree McCants, and Tayjon Culley, Devin Vazquez scored a touchdown after a mere oneminute drive to bring the score to 21-10. The defense continued to shine with an interception late in the second quarter and then a critical stop on an attempted fourth down conversion early in the third. The offense did its part and put another 7 on the board after a handoff from Hooker to Vazquez. The action continued into the fourth quarter with an impressive completion by Austin Campbell, who broke a tackle, hugged the sidelines, and made it into the end zone, 35-10. The Dolphins took possession only to have a pass picked off by Brandon Kucera. The turnover led to the Eagles final score of the night, a completion to Jalen Douglas to bring the score to 4210. The improvements on defense played a big role in the victory. Without a lot of emotion and passion we arent very good on defense, said head coach John Hicks. When we play with those two things then were pretty good. I guess it just took a game like Choctaw to make them realize that. The game showed the Eagles ability to use the pride of their winning tradition to learn from their losses and continue to fight and improve. As Hicks put it, Adversity brings you together, and we definitely had some adversity. After an open week the Eagles will host the Fort Walton Beach Vikings on Oct. 19 at Eagle Stadium. Schedules 5 earn yellow belts at UMCFive martial arts students at Niceville United Methodist Church have been promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt by instructor Joseph Novak. From left: back, Melissa Penny, Novak and William Mozina; front, Gwen Thompson, Jadediah Penny and Annalise Thompson. LESS DOWNTIME MORE WELLTIME da Vinci GYN Surgery Wednesday, October 10th | 12pm FWBMC 3rd Floor, PCU Classroom A&B da Vinci Gallbladder Surgery Friday, October 19th | 12pm FWBMC 3rd Floor, PCU Classroom A&B da Vinci Robotic Surgery Open House Tuesday, October 16th 4pm to 6pm | FWBMC Outpatient Registration Waiting AreaJoin the physicians and staff of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for the ofcial da Vinci Robotic Surgery System Open House. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with the da Vinci robot, learn how the machine works, even try your hand on the surgical simulator. This is also an occasion for you to meet with the physicians who are currently trained and performing procedures with the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Discover the da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System da Vinci Robotic Surgery Open House Tuesday, October 16th 4pm to 6pm | FWBMC Outpatient Registration Waiting AreaJoin the physicians and staff of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for the ofcial da Vinci Robotic Surgery System Open House. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with the da Vinci robot, learn how the machine works, even try your hand on the surgical simulator. This is also an occasion for you to meet with the physicians who are currently trained and performing procedures with the da Vinci robotic surgical system. 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Cyberthieves tap employees’ bank accounts in broad breach of college computer systemBy Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Cyberthieves tapped bank accounts of Northwest Florida State College employees after prowling college computers earlier this year, stealing the personal information of as many as 3,200 current and retired workers, according to the college. Some student information may have been accessed as well in a "professional, coordinated attack" that lasted as long as four months before it was detected, officials said Monday. Among the data stolen by the hackers were workers' names, birth dates, bank account numbers and Social Security numbers, the college said. So far, about 50 employees have reported identity thefts, including college President Ty Handy, who lost $900, according to NWFSC. “The integrity of the NWFSC system has been restored and there is no indication of any additional instances of compromise of personal information,” said Handy. “An investigation is ongoing on the full nature and scope of the breach. As soon as the issue was identified last week, the college began to alert employees through a series of all-campus emails and will provide an additional formal notification, which is required by law to be sent out within 45 days, as more complete information becomes available.” Unidentified hackers, Handy said, raided a single file on the college’s new main computer server shortly after it was installed in May. Officials indicated that the thieves apparently vacuumed data from the computer via the Internet over the ensuing four months, entering through an apparent hole in the machine's T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50¢Wednesday, October 10, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m. Join the Valparaiso Garden Club for their meeting Oct. 10, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Valparaiso Community Library. Marie Harrison will host “Grandmother’s Garden.” Visitors welcome. Friday, 7 a.m.-noon Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will hold its fall rummage sale and Christmas Shoppe Oct. 1213, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Valparaiso. Explore their wide variety of items, including baked goods and paintings. Saturday, 8 a.m. Support the Ruckel Middle School’s rummage sale fundraiser in the front school parking lot, 201 N. Partin Dr. Eighth grade students are fundraising for their November trip to Washington D.C. Thursday, 1 p.m. Come to Twin Cities Senior Citizens monthly meeting at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone 50 plus is welcome and to bring a covered dish to share. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Plew Elementary hosts its Annual Run for Fundz for grades K-5 at 220 Pine Ave. All proceeds benefit Plew and support the educational programs sponsored by the Plew PLA. See Calendar, B-3 COMING UP Please see CYBER, page A-2Valparaiso seeks ‘vision’ for its futureBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission Monday approved a list of residents to be invited to participate in the city's new Vision Committee, which will make recommendations about how the city can best plan for its future. City Clerk Tammy Johnson presented the list of invitees to the Vision Committee, based on rankings done by individual city commissioners. The names chosen to be invited to join the vision committee are: Les Chambers, Joe Cobb, Claude Connell, Terri Fedonazcek, Rob Holloway, Jose Lozano, Martha Miller, Ed Milton, Patrick Pertuit, and Jill White. Those invited to become alternate vision Cop faked evidence in drug case, state allegesBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent An ex-cop has been arrested for planting evidence in an attempt to set the stage for a drug raid on a home in Crestview, according to authorities. According to an arrest report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Timothy William White Jr., 26, of Niceville, was arrested Oct. 4 by FDLE agents on one count of tampering with or fabricating evidence. The FDLE stated that pursuant to another investigation, state agents were tipped that White, when a Crestview police officer, had falsified information on a search warrant application in May 2010. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Brody Shambo, 4, left, and Tyler Bullis, 3, tested their strength by trying to pull a fire truck during an open house at the Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department Saturday. The event included games and safety information for children and adults, as well as an opportunity to meet firefighters. The boys didn't budge the truck, but they did their best. Future firefighters Pros and cons aired on tax amendmentBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Government and real estate interests clashed in a debate on proposed Amendment 4 to the Florida Constitution. In a face-off hosted Thursday by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Harold “Trey” Price, public policy representative for the Florida Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the proposed amendment. Amber Hughes, legislative advocate for the Florida League of Cities, spoke against it. The 700-word proposed amendment, on Florida's general election ballot Nov. 6, would prohibit increases in the assessed value of homestead property, if the fair market value of the property decreases. Thus, it would tighten a loophole in the Save Our Homes Amendment, which took effect in 1995, that allows taxing authorities to "recapture" certain tax benefits granted property owners under the original law. The proposed measure would also reduce the limitation on annual assessment increases on Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Harold “Trey” Price, seated facing the audience at right, public policy representative for the Florida Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the proposed Amendment 4. Amber Hughes, left, legislative advocate for the Florida League of Cities, spoke against it. The debate was held in Fort Walton Beach Thursday. Timothy W. White Jr. Please see FAKED, page A-5 Please see TAX, page A-3 Hundreds walk for Alzheimer sSuperior Residences hosted the Okaloosa County Alzheimer s Association Walk to End Alzheimer s in Niceville Saturday to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research. The event began at 8 a.m. at the nursing home on North Partin Drive, with guest speakers sharing their experiences with the disease. Participants walked along North Partin with their loved ones. The event raised more than $20,000. An estimated 400 walkers participated. Beacon photos by Linda McCormick Ballot summary, A-4. Please see FUTURE, page A-4

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Internet "firewall." The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. One employee wondered why it took so long to detect the thefts. “I received a bill from Home Depot in the mail and I did not have a Home Depot card,” the employee, who did not wish to be identified, told the Beacon. “That has happened to at least five people. Some have had Home Depot and Lowe’s charge cards opened in their name.” The employee said some victims suffered thefts from their checking accounts. The employee said the unauthorized withdrawals totaled as much as $2,000 per event. “What I’d like to know, from May 21 to Sept. 24, what happened in that time frame?” the employee said. “Who was watching the store?” Handy said college officials hope to learn whose information has been stolen by the end of the week. “We provided information to employees as soon as we had an indication that there was an issue—when we initially had reports from five employees that their direct deposit accounts had been unlawfully accessed,” said Handy. “We needed employees to take immediate steps to individually review and protect their personal data. As they did, more employees began to report issues once they reviewed their information. We brought in the sheriff’s office and have asked each employee affected to a complete an affidavit detailing their issues.” Handy said the sheriff’s office is handling all the affidavits as evidence in a single case. He said some employees suffered withdrawal of their money from their bank accounts while others have had fraudulent credit accounts created. “We speculate that this was a professional, coordinated attack by one or more hackers,” Handy said. “We believe that the hackers are having to do specific work to pull together enough information about an individual employee to steal their identity. We do not believe that they have accessed this information on all 3,200 individuals in the file, but that the potential does exist.” Handy said three mechanisms were used to conduct the identity theft. “The first is to use PayDayMax, Inc. as a conduit for taking out a personal loan which is repaid by debiting the employee’s personal bank account,” he said. “The second is the same process using Discount Advance Loans. The third is to apply for a Home Depot Credit Card in an employee’s name and then use that card." “I was hit for about $900,” said Handy. “That seems to be pretty typical.” He said the $900 was in the form of a loan from PayDayMax. He called the company and they read the application. “(The hackers) had some information, but they had to make the rest up,” Handy said. “Probably at the end of the day, (the total lost by employees) will probably be zero dollars,” Handy said. He said most banks belong to groups that manage identity theft. In his case, he was contacted by a company called ITAC—Identity Theft Assistance Center—which spend two hours on the phone with him, going over his credit report and “holding my hand through the whole process.” The total amount of time Handy spent to recover his money, he said, was about six hours. “It’s an aggravation,” he said. “No doubt about it.” While individual employees and retirees will likely get all or most of their money back, NWFSC will spend between $50,000 and $75,000 to notify everyone who has potentially been affected, Handy said. The college president said some student information, such as birth dates and Social Security numbers, may have been accessed as well, but that there is no evidence that this was the case. The college said it has not received any complaints from students. Some vendors—fewer than 40, Handy said—who are paid through electronic funds transfers may also have had account information taken, but that remains unknown. Handy said the college is working to set up a website by the end of the week which will include information and updated posting on the issue. College officials began to suspect it had been hacked when about a dozen employees in recent weeks reported some degree of identity theft. A memorandum sent by Gary Yancey, vice president for administrative services at the college, to employees via e-mail Sept. 27 was the first acknowledgment of the problem. The memo stated that as of that time, five employees had been affected and complained of “irregularities” in their bank accounts. On Oct. 12, a subsequent email was sent, raising the total of employees who have been victimized to 12, which Yancey wrote, “makes us suspect that College information has somehow been compromised.” An Oct. 13 Yancey e-mail, titled “Good News—and Bad,” said that “after further research on our Network Logs, IT has discovered FTP Logs from May 21st through September 24th that confirm that the College was hacked from an outside source.” The hole in the security "fireCYBERFrom page A-1By Daniel Elsesser Correspondent The Niceville-Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board has approved a method for most accurately billing the City of Niceville for sewage service in August, when Niceville’s recording meters malfunctioned. The measure, passed Oct. 3, requires the regional wastewater plant which the board owns to proportionately bill the three entities it services for the month of August based on historic flows. The billing will also apportion the percentage increase of the total sewage plant flow during August, compared with August 2011. The three entities serviced by the wastewater facility, the City of Niceville, the City of Valparaiso and Okaloosa County, will each pay 29 percent more than they did in August 2011, because total sewage flow for the facility increased from 72 million gallons in August 2011 to 93 million gallons in August, an increase of approximately 29 percent. Sewer plant manager Rick Helms Jr. said the meters that record the plant flow used by the City of Niceville malfunctioned in the second week in August and recorded that Niceville had generated 114 million gallons of sewage during the month, a figure Helms knew was wildly overstated. Helms expressed concern on overbilling the City of Niceville for plant usage and asked the board to help him devise the fairest possible billing method. After the board discussed a few potential methods, including one that involved basing the billing on the readings from the correctly functioning Valparaiso meters, Valparaiso Mayor and Sewer Board member Bruce Arnold proposed the method of billing the three entities equally based on total plant flow. Helms said the large increase in plant flow was due to the 21 inches of rainfall Okaloosa County received in August. Much of the runoff or groundwater winds up in sewers that flow into the plant.Breakdown snarls sewage billing Beacon file photoA malfunctioning sewage-flow meter for the City of Niceville and unusually high rainfall in August combined to complicate billing by the regional wastewater plant. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BOAT INSURANCE Call or stop by for a free quote. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office raided a Niceville "head shop" for the second time this year. No charges were filed. On Friday, sheriff's deputies, with help from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Niceville Police Department and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, raided the Woodstock store, 311 Government Ave., as well as three other specialty shops around Okaloosa County that were allegedly selling controlled substances commonly known as “Spice” and “bath salts,” according to a statement from the sheriff's office. A fifth search warrant was executed at the home of store owner Patrick Anderson, 615 Birkdale Circle, Bluewater Bay, according to the sheriff's office. In addition, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a similar raid on a business there. "Law enforcement officers," said the sheriff's statement, "have purchased substances from the businesses that have been confirmed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as being controlled substances, or analogs of controlled substances as defined in Florida State Statute 893.0356." According to the sheriff's office, "Okaloosa County, the State of Florida, and the United States are plagued with specialty shops and internet sites that are selling synthetic cannabinoids, which are designed to mimic tetrahydrocannabinol/THC (THC the primary psychotropic chemical found in marijuana) and synthetic cathinones, which are designed to mimic cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled stimulants." The statement did not specify whether any of these substances were sold at the raided shops. "In some instances," according to the statement, "these untested and uncontrolled substances are 500 to 2000 times stronger than the actual illicit substance. Some people that are buying these substances and ingesting them believe that they are legal and safe. However medical professionals are advising otherwise. The sheriff's office provided a list of other locations raided: Haight Ashbury, 1 Harbor Boulevard, Destin Woodstock, 329 Mary Esther Boulevard, Mary Esther Woodstock, 118 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach The Niceville shop, as well as nine others, were also raided in March, and their inventory confiscated. No charges were filed at that time. The Niceville shop reopened shortly thereafter. Anderson denied any wrongdoing at that time. He could not be reached for comment on the latest raids. non-homestead property; and provides an additional homestead exemption. Owners of non-homestead or commercial property would have their assessment increases capped at 3 percent per year. The amendment would reduce the allowed property-tax increase for non-homestead property, such as rentals, stores, and business fixtures and inventory, to 5 percent a year, from 10 percent. Also, the amendment would include an additional homestead exemption for first-time buyers, equal to 50 percent of the median home price in the county where the home is located. That additional exemption would be gradually reduced, expiring in five years. It would not apply to taxes in support of public schools. Passage of the measure, one of 11 proposed amendments on a long and complicated ballot for the general election Nov. 6, would require 60 percent approval by Florida voters. It would take effect Jan. 1. Price, speaking in favor of the amendment, said it would prohibit “recapture” of property taxes by local taxing entities such as cities and counties. Under recapture, local property appraisers may increase the taxable value of property even though the actual market value of the property has declined, in order to claw back earlier tax benefits granted under the Save Our Homes Amendment. Price said the amendment would also give some tax relief to first-time home buyers, helping to encourage people to move to Florida, including senior citizens seeking to retire here. Price also said the amendment would put a cap on yearly assessment hikes on non-homestead property, reducing costs for businesses. He said this would help to create about 20,000 jobs in Florida over the next four years, and increase personal income by about $5.3 billion. Price said the amendment would encourage more home sales, and would “restore fairness for all taxpayers.” The real estate industry lobbyist also encouraged people to look at recent television ads in favor of the amendment, which humorously refer to current tax rules that “tax your assets off.” Speaking against the amendment, Hughes, a League of Cities lobbyist, said the proposed amendment would make the state tax system even more complicated. “Florida already has the most complicated tax system in the country,” Hughes said, "and this would make it worse." She said Amendment 4 would be “just another band-aid” on a tax system in need of “true tax reform” rather than piecemeal fixes. Hughes said the proposed caps on assessment hikes for existing businesses would put an unfair burden on new businesses and on businesses that try to relocate to new locations. This, she added, would create a disincentive for new business startups or expansions, actually hurting the economy and preventing some new job creation. Hughes said Amendment 4 would have unintended consequences. By reducing local tax revenue, she said, it would force local governments to cut services, raise overall property taxes or do both. “If you push a balloon in one place,” she said, “it just pops out somewhere else.” During a question and answer session, the speakers were asked whether a change in property tax rules is an appropriate subject for the state constitution, or should more properly be addressed as regular legislation. “I couldn’t agree more,” said Hughes. She said that by proposing a constitutional amendment, the state legislature is simply avoiding a difficult issue by passing it to voters. Price, however, said the existing Save Our Homes law already made property taxes a constitutional issue, so anything that might change such rules must be done through a constitutional amendment. When the Beacon asked what she meant by “true tax reform,” Hughes replied that she favors a comprehensive rewriting of Florida tax law that would be “fair, equitable, fairly administered, understandable, and simple.” Price said that although the proposed amendment is long and complex, it had to be worded that way because earlier versions were not allowed on the ballot because of opposition from “unions and other ‘takers’ in local government.” He said that this time, the legislature “used legalese” in order to create a proposal that would stay on the ballot. 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Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 1, 2012 through October 7, 2012. 0 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Evergreen Ave.............................Medical.............................10/1/12........................00:59 Ellis Ave........................................Medical.............................10/1/12........................09:45 Courington Ct..............................Medical.............................10/1/12........................11:29 Edge Ave......................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................04:54 Teresa Ct......................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................07:02 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................10:08 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................12:17 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/2/12........................13:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/2/12........................14:07 Rue De Palms.............................Medical.............................10/3/12........................00:59 Ellis Ave........................................Medical.............................10/3/12........................06:49 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/3/12........................08:43 Reeves St....................................Service call.......................10/3/12........................09:07 Duke Dr........................................Medical.............................10/3/12........................13:19 Bayshore Dr.................................Medical.............................10/4/12........................06:13 Deer St.........................................Alarm activation...............10/4/12........................07:15 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical.............................10/4/12........................12:38 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/5/12........................09:54 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle crash....................10/5/12........................16:27 SR 85 N.......................................Medical.............................10/6/12........................17:08 Big Oaks Ln.................................Medical.............................10/6/12........................17:53 Pine St..........................................Cancelled.........................10/6/12........................21:51 Deer St.........................................Alarm activation...............10/6/12........................22:58 Rocky Shores Dr.........................Medical.............................10/7/12........................07:05 Allen St.........................................Medical.............................10/7/12........................16:33 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.............................10/7/12........................21:49 ...................................................... 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Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Page A-4 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Amendment 4 summaryFollowing is the Florida Secretary of State's official summary of a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution designated as Amendment 4 on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. See story, page A-1. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL.— Ballot Summary:(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestead and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead property's just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amount equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 1, 2012 through October 8, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Lancaster Dr..............................Vehicle accident.........................10/1/12..................07:00 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/1/12..................13:28 E. Hwy. 20.................................Dispatched & cancelled.............10/2/12..................09:29 Hwy. 20 & Bluewater Blvd........Vehicle accident.........................10/2/12..................16:10 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/2/12..................22:54 Merchants Way.........................Medical assist............................10/3/12..................13:50 Bluewater Point Rd...................EMS call.....................................10/3/12..................20:12 Ida Coon Circle.........................Medical assist............................10/4/12..................04:39 Olde Post Rd.............................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................12:08 Wright Circle..............................Dispatched & cancelled.............10/4/12..................12:52 Hwy. 20 East.............................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................15:08 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................16:27 Bermuda Circle.........................EMS call.....................................10/4/12..................21:06 Hwy. 20 & Bluewater Blvd........Dispatched & cancelled.............10/5/12..................12:24 St. Kitts Cove & Bay Dr............Vehicle accident.........................10/6/12..................09:51 The Crossings...........................EMS call.....................................10/6/12..................14:43 W. Parkwood Ln........................Medical alarm activation............10/6/12..................15:52 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.....................................10/6/12..................18:46 Pine Street.................................Unauthorized burn.....................10/6/12..................21:53 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical assist............................10/7/12..................00:28 Parkwood Ln.............................Unintentional transmission........10/7/12..................18:35 Newcastle Ct.............................EMS call.....................................10/8/12..................15:05 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.committee members are: Bryan Campbell, Mike Harris, Jimmy Harrison, Dennis Samac, and Lynwood Knowles. Actual appointments to the commission will be made at a later date. During Monday's meeting, Mayor Bruce Arnold also said that the city is seeking volunteers to serve on its planning commission, which currently has two vacancies. He said potential volunteers should contact city hall for information about the positions. City attorney Haywood Dykes told the commission Monday that he has been in contact with Mike Chesser, the attorney for Anthony Bradley, and asked to convene a closed commission meeting Wednesday to discuss the results of his discussions with Chesser. He made no further comment about whether a possible settlement to the lawsuit will be discussed. In other business Monday, the commissioners were presented a draft of a new city charter prepared by the Institute of Senior Professionals, who have been studying the current city charter in order to recommend changes and improvements. The ISP draft calls for the city to adopt a city manager type of city government, rather then the current form of government in which executive authority is parceled out among the elected city commissioners, with each commissioner in charge of one or more departments within the city, such as police or public works. Commissioners did not discuss the ISP recommendation in detail during Monday's meeting, but plan to do so during their next regular meeting, at 6 p.m., Nov. 13. FUTUREFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324wall" that permitted the access was closed Sept. 24, Yancey’s email said. He added that the college is working with law enforcement in an attempt to catch the culprits. “Hackers are difficult to catch,” said Capt. Arnold Brown of the sheriff's Economics Crime Unit, which is probing the thefts. “Law enforcement has to stay current with the changing technologies and trends associated with computer crimes. As long as there is a trail to follow (IP addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.) it is likely we can gather enough information to identify the source. The trends now seem to be that similar crimes tend to originate in other countries where we do not have jurisdiction to investigate, which often leads to the cases being closed.” “It’s too early in the investigation to consider the odds of solvability or even identify the hacker,” Brown said. “These investigations are very timeconsuming and it all boils down to the information that was left behind by the offenders.” The thefts were publicly acknowledged Monday after inquiries by reporters. THIEVESFrom page A-2

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According to the FDLE, White had allegedly taken some marijuana from a police locker and used it to falsely establish probable cause for a residential search warrant. The arrest report stated that in May 2010 White was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit of the Crestview Police Department, where he conducted a narcotics investigation of a Crestview resident. White made three "trash pulls" at an address on Oakview Place, Crestview, seeking evidence for a warrant to search the home. Each one, apparently, came up empty. In a search warrant affidavit dated May 17, 2010, White stated that a fourth trash pull had been done at the residence, and that suspected marijuana residue was found that tested positive as being the drug. According to a Crestview Police Department property receipt, White submitted the marijuana into evidence. White obtained the warrant, but it was never executed, according to the FDLE. The FDLE arrest affidavit stated that under questioning on Feb. 24 and Sept. 13, 2012, White admitted to state agents that he took marijuana from a police locker and submitted it into evidence, as if he had found it in a fourth trash pull, to support his bid for the search warrant. White also admitted that he falsified the probable cause statement in his search warrant affidavit, according to the arrest report. White also admitted to two other people that he fabricated evidence during the investigation, according to the report. According to the Okaloosa County Jail, White was released on $3,500 bail on Oct. 4, the same day as his arrest. 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President Obama jumped from one subject to another without really answering the questions asked of him.” “It was a tossup. It wasn t a true debate – more like a press conference.” “I saw the debate, but it s really hard to say who won. It seemed like Romney got to talk a lot more.” “I thought Mister Romney did a better job of presenting his positions.” “I think with all my heart that Mitt Romney won. It seemed like he was much better prepared than the president was.” “Romney, by about 80 to 20. Obama couldn t quite get himself together. He missed his teleprompter.”Mindi Dennis, 13, Niceville, Lewis Middle School student John Jackson, 48, Niceville, mailmanMargaret Wetherell, 22, Niceville, dental assistantKelly Oliver, 50, Choctaw Beach, engineer Ed Opitz, 61, Niceville, retired Gene O Neil, 81, Choctaw Beach, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACONCollege is ‘military friendly,’ president saysBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College had 2,177 active-duty military members among its students last fall, more than onethird of its total enrollment, according to Ty Handy, president of the college. In addition, the college teaches many military spouses, and children of military families, Handy said last week in a talk to the Northwest Florida Military Officers Association. Handy said that military personnel and veterans often do better than more traditional students while in college, as they tend to be more focused, self-disciplined and used to adult-level training and education. Handy discussed how NWFSC can help military personnel and their families advance their careers and enhance their lives. He said the Niceville-based college, which had a total of 6,061 students in fall 2011, is a “military-friendly” institution, and he discussed how members of the local military community can take advantage of educational programs at the college while saving money by avoiding higher tuition and fees at other colleges and universities. Handy made a point of rebutting claims he said have been aired by some national news media, that the cost of a college education has gotten so high that a college education is no longer worth the cost, which allegedly leaves many college graduates burdened with excessive student loan debts as they attempt to start their careers. He said that while there are cases of students who have graduated from college with large debts, most of those are students who attended expensive, elite schools and relied on loans to finance their educations. NWFSC has some of the lowest costs in the nation, Handy said, and offers a variety of scholarships and other alternatives to loans to help students finance their schooling. He also said the NWFSC Foundation, the college’s fundraising organization, has accumulated over $40 million in endowment funds, providing scholarships and other financial help to NWFSC students. Overall, Handy said, college education is more affordable than negative reporting would lead one to believe. In addition, college graduates continue to have much higher rates of employment and higher earnings than people with only high school educations. Handy also said that NWFSC has a better than 90 percent job placement rate for its graduates, in jobs related to a student’s fields of study, even during the current economic slowdown. For military members, their spouses and children, and for veterans, Handy said NWFSC offers many opportunities. These, he said, include: —Ease of transfer of credits from NWFSC to four-year colleges, especially the University of West Florida, with which NWFSC has a dual enrollment program and operates a joint campus in Fort Walton Beach. —NWFSC two-year graduates who transfer to four-year colleges and universities, said Handy, have slightly higher grade point averages than “native” sophomores starting their junior year at such fouryear schools. This, he said, refutes a common myth that community colleges do not attract top-level students. Handy said that although NWFSC offers some four-year bachelor’s degrees in selected fields, the community college does not intend to compete for four-year students with such colleges and universities as the University of West Florida or other Florida schools. NWFSC’s four-year programs, he said, are intended to complement what other institutions are doing and to meet specific needs of Okaloosa and Walton students and of the local economic market. NWFSC offers the first two years of Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, which are transferable to other colleges and to other branches of the armed forces for students wanting to complete the four-year ROTC program and become military officers. Many of NWFSC’s courses are in fields that complement military training or provide paths to post-military civilian careers, in fields like nursing, education, and project management. Among NWFSC’s recent nursing graduates, Handy said, NWFSC has had a 100 percent pass rate on state certification exams, between 10 and 20 percent better than the average pass rates for nursing students at fouryear colleges. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Over one-third of Northwest Florida State College students are in the military, according to figures presented by Ty Handy, president. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d aa y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso held its annual awards and installation banquet on Sept. 27, at Northwest Florida State College. The club installed their 2012-2013 officers. Fom left: President-elect Stan Claypool, President Steve Baldock, and Immediate Past President Sharon Conley. Vern McGraw (not pictured) was awarded the distinction of Kiwanian of the year. Photo by Kiwanis Club By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eliza Riley, a Niceville High School senior, is passionate about foreign affairs and the conflict in and around Uganda is at the top of her list. As president and founder of the NHS Invisible Children’s Club, ICC, Eliza is calling attention to the plight of children who have been abducted and forced to fight as soldiers in a central African civil war since 1987. The ICC will sponsor a free public showing of a new film on the subject, “Move,” by Invisible Children, a national advocacy organization, on Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at the NHS auditorium. Lawrence Komakech, a young man from Uganda, is scheduled to speak at the showing about his life during the conflict. According to Invisible Children, warlord Joseph Kony has abducted over 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to fight in his Lord's Resistance Army. They are attacking communities in border regions of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. As a physician in the Air Force, Eliza’s father’s job obliged her family to move so often that she hasn’t attended the same school for more than two years. Eliza said her past work with Invisible Children at previous high schools inspired her efforts in Niceville. “I figured starting this club would be a great way to meet other people passionate about helping international affairs,” Eliza said. “Our major fund-raiser last year, Change for Change, raised more than $1,260.” Melody Kortbein, ICC’s sponsor and math teacher at NHS, sent the proceeds to the children of Uganda through her brother, Jade Acker, who lives in Courtesy photo The NHS Invisible Childrens Club officers from left: Eliza Riley, president, Leann Ngyuen, officer, Emily Ngyuen, officer, and Madison Riley, co-president. Please see UGANDAN, page B-3Ugandan to speak at NHS Kiwanis Club installs officersBrittany Rock was named Queen of the Mullet Festival Pageant held Sept. 29, at the Niceville High School. The 112 contestant pageant was sponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge 2624. Photos of other age category winners and runners-up can be found on page B-5. Photo courtesy Jill WaymanMullet Festival Queen Creating Partnerships for Success Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.269.1201 Where You Come First. ERNIE DANJEAN, OWNERDockside Caf & Oyster Bar Partnerships Cr Partnerships eating Cr Partnerships eating for Partnerships Success for Partnerships Success Partnerships CFit Y Y Wher ou Come First. e Y Yo Wher 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs

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All Sports Association Inc., ASA, donated $10,000 to the Eagle-Ram Tennis Center Committee Campaign, Sept. 28, to support the committee’s fundraising efforts for a new, public-use tennis facility in Niceville. Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School recently signed a usage agreement for the facility to be developed on Ruckel Middle School property on Partin Drive, near Palm Drive. The estimated cost of the project is $300,000 and with the help of recent donations the committee has raised more than half the funds needed. The Okaloosa County School Board’s policy will not allow construction to begin until all the funds are collected. Once the committee meets their goal, construction can begin. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • Niceville Dr. Watt provides exceptional care for Hand, Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and General Orthopaedics. Fellowship trained at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.IntroducingDr. James WattOrthopaedic Surgeon CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Shopping for a mortgage? Frank Walker, Agent State Farm Ag ent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878NMLS MLO #508181, NMLS MB #110089 MLO License #LO13213 O13213 ense #L ic O L ML S MB #110089 NML O #508181 S ML NMLBus: 850-678-7878 Niceville, FL 32578 1189 John Sims Parkway E State Farm Ag ent Agent alk e r r, Frank W r u o o y o d s s e g n a h e c f s li A k n a m B r a e F at t St e L s d e e ns t at “ h e t g a g t r o h a m t i p w l e h t u e L t e g d u r b u o d y n e a f i r l u o y e v o t m h g i e r h e t k a u m o p y l e h o b h g i e d N o o h a G t i k w n a B n o i t c e l e t s a e r e a g v a e h W s s t u e r o. 06 3 1 0 0 1 n a m B r a e F t a t S e d s n s a t c u d o r e p m o S LR O Y F A AY D O E T L M L A C N. IO T A AT M R O F N I E R O M, I n o t g n i m o o l B B S F k n s a e r l a l n a e i l b a l i a v t a o s n e c i v r e Courtesy PhotoStudent s photo wins first placeLuzan Prinsloo, an eighth grader at Ruckel Middle School, took first place Oct. 7, at the North West Florida Fair s Art Competition for Middle Schools. Her photograph, “Loan Rider,” was taken in New Orleans. She used Photoshop to remove all the colors, except blue. Courtesy PhotoStudents visit Sterling HouseMs. Chlebowski s first grade visited the residents at Sterling House as part of their unit, “Learning to contribute to their community.” Bluewater Elementary s students each brought a favorite book to read to the residents. The children also sang songs including, “You are my Sunshine” and “Away In a Manger.” ASA gives tennis funds The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.Photo Courtesy of ASAAt the project site from left: Bernard Johnson, Lee Lewis, Niceville High School Principal Marcus Chambers, ASA President Chad Hamilton, Ruckel Middle School Principal Dr. Debra Collins Goolsby, NHS Tennis Coach Chris Poate, and Joe Fagundes.

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Kampala, Uganda, with his wife, Shelah, and two girls. Kortbein took an interest in the club because of Acker’s selfless actions to take in and care for 10 refugees. He adopted the two youngest refugees. It inspired Kortbein to do more. Kortbein said adoption wasn’t possible for Acker until South Sudan became an independent nation this year. The boys now attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga., while Acker and his wife run their nonprofit organization, Refuge and Hope, which helps war refugees in Uganda. The ICC started last fall as a way to get people to listen and has turned into a 70-member club hosting major events and fundraisers. “We made posters, sold T-shirts, showed film clips and made announcements,” Eliza said about her first club meeting with her twin sister, Madison Riley, co-president of the Niceville High ICC. The club meets every two weeks on Thursdays and is planning more ways to raise awareness for these unfortunate children. “I find it shocking that something so severe has been going on for over 12 years and … if something half as bad were going on in our country, the media would be all over it and we would be doing all we could to stop (it),” Eliza said. Donations can be made by placing cash or checks in the bucket by the auditorium door at the event. UGANDANFrom page B-1 Lawrence Komakech Archaeology at Heritage Park The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center continues their lecture series in honor of the Indian Temple Mound Museum’s 50 years as an entity. On Oct. 10, 6 p.m., James Morehead of Prentice Thomas and Associates will present “Lithic Artifacts from 8OK6, The Fort Walton Temple Mound.” The series takes place inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Seats are first come, first serve. 8339595. Garden club meeting Valparaiso Garden Club will meet Oct. 10, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy, Valparaiso. The program for this month, “Grandmother’s Garden, will be hosted by Marie Harrison. Participants will receive a booklet that outlines old-fashioned garden plants that are still popular today. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact 678-2842 or marieharrison@valp.net. Sesame Street show Sesame Street is partnering with the USO to bring a special performance to the local military community Oct. 11-12, at Enlisted Heritage Hall on Eglin Air Force base. Performances at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. This year’s 70-stop tour showcases the power of friendship when Elmo and his pals help Katie as she deals with moving to a new base and making new friends. The 40-minute show offers special giveaways and outreach materials for attendees. Admission is free. http://www.uso.org/sesame. Aglow meeting Fort Walton Beach Aglow will meet Oct. 11, 10 a.m., at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. October Speaker will be Janet German. Coffee and Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara Williams, 678-1335 or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Twin Cities meeting Twin Cities Senior Citizens will hold their monthly meeting Oct. 11, 1 p.m., at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Anyone 50 plus is welcome and to bring a covered dish to share. There will be bingo, food and fun. Contact 543-0869. Painting workshop Arts and Designs Society hosts a one-day floral acrylics class with Loretta Menendian Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Art Center, 17 First Street SE, Fort Walton Beach. Cost for members is $150 and $165 for non-members. Students provide their own materials. Contact 2441271 or www.artsdesignsociety.org. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. NHS club hosts event Niceville High School’s Invisible Children Club premiers their headquarters new film Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at NHS’ auditorium. There will also be a Ugandan speaker, Konakech Lawrence. No admission fee. Invisible Children is a nation-wide organization raising money to help with the conflict in Uganda, where children are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers. For more information contact elizariley77@gmail.com or 512745-6248. Green Corn Festival Volunteers needed at Bluewater Elementary School for the annual Green Corn Festival on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. Student volunteers needed to help run booths and activities from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Booths include face painting, a basketball toss, beanbag throw, and much more. For information and to volunteer contact Ashley Toohey at ashley2e@yahoo.com. Eglin Golf Tourney The Air Force Association, Eglin Chapter, will host the 40th annual Doolittle Scholarship Open golf tournament Oct. 12, 8 a.m., at the Eglin Golf Course, 1527 Fairway Drive. All proceeds fund scholarships for local area high school and college ROTC students and a contribution goes to the Air Force Association’s Aerospace Education Foundation. Registration form can be mailed with a check, faxed to 862-2065 or online at www.saameetings.com/NDIA/Golf. html. No refunds after Oct 12. Church rummage sale Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church will hold its fall rummage sale and Christmas Shoppe Oct. 1213, 7 a.m.-noon, at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. Items include furniture, appliances, clothing, jewelry, kids corner, electronics, household items, paintings, plants, baked goods and collectibles. Donations accepted Oct. 8-11. Contact 6787813. Eglin parking lot sale Everyone with base access is invited to shop or sell at Eglin’s Fall parking lot sale Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m., at Georgia Ave, Eglin Air Force base. Look for flags and signs across the Eglin Bowling Center and BX Mini Mall. A $5 display fee will be collected from sellers once the event is underway. No registration needed. Sellers may park in any available space in either lot, then use the adjacent space to display their goods. Please note sellers can’t offer live animals or guns for sale. www.eglinforcesupport.com. Contact 8821482. Women s Conference The “DIVAS” women of All God’s Children and Living Word Worship Center will host their Annual Women’s Conference Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at 40 S. John Sims Pkwy, Valparaiso. The guest speaker is Pastor Brenda Blackmon of the Gospel of the Kingdom Ministries. Lunch will be served. Contact 6787632. Rummage sale fundraiser The Ruckel Middle School will hold a rummage sale Oct. 13, 8 a.m., in the front school parking lot, 201 N. Partin Dr. Eighth grade students are fundraising and accepting donations to help the cost of their November trip to Washington D.C. Contact Mrs. Eller 678-1455. Genealogical society meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County holds their monthly meeting Oct. 13, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Guest speaker will be Beverly Gross, who’s an accomplished genealogist and instructor on the subject at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Visitors are welcome. A Dutch Treat lunch will follow at a local restaurant. Contact 678-2023. Aquatic speaker The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts “Marine Touch Tanks” with Mike Kay, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Mike Kay is a saltwater fish expert and will talk about the importance of aquaculture and its influence on the conservation of coral reefs. Standard admission rates apply. Contact 835-182 or visit www.eowilsoncenter.org. Beer festival to help CIC The third annual Destin Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, outside the Destin Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. More than 300 beers will be available to sample. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. The event offers various culinary stations, a VIP Tent, live entertainment and a merchandise booth. Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will exhibit. Admission is $35 per person for advance tickets and $40 the day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in Niceville LEE MULLIS, MD • Over 25 Years Experience • National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery • A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD • Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office • 15 Years Experience • A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: • CATARACTS • DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville • (850)678-5338930 N. 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CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 SOLD (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Please see CALENDAR, page B-4 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Donate blood in NicevilleAbove, college students wait to give blood last year in Pensacola. Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Oct. 10, White Wilson Medical Center, 2001 East Hwy 20, noon-3 p.m. and at Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E. John Sims Parkway, 4-7 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. 1181 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 beerfestival.com or at any Wine World location, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, noon, at 208 N Partin Drive in front of the City Hall complex. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. It will last about 45 minutes, 835-2323. Run for Fundz Plew Elementary hosts its second Annual Run for Fundz Oct. 17 for grades 4-5, 8:309:30 a.m., grades 23, 10-11 a.m. and K-1, 1-2 p.m. at 220 Pine Ave. Panther students can run up to 36 laps around the school’s track and receive pledges to earn PLEW gear. All proceeds benefit Plew and support the educational programs sponsored by the Plew PLA. To volunteer contact Joan Martin, 543-3039 or Dana T opel, 218-4511. CALENDARFrom page B-1 John A. Larson 1935-2012John Larson 76, of Niceville, FL passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 31, 1935, in Worcester, Mass. to Arthur and Rita Larson. He was preceded in death by his son; Paul Larson. John is survived by his loving wife Patricia and daughter; Linda Lee Ramsdell of Brandon, Fla.; four grandchildren; Jennifer and Jeffrey Ramsdell and Olivia and Hailey Larson of Ill., and brother; David Larson of Worcester, Mass. John retired from the USAF as a Master Sgt. in Mass. Later in 1992 he moved to Niceville, Fla. and became owner of Hair Illusions Beauty Salon along with his wife Patricia. He lived a full life and loved hunting, fishing, and was surrounded by many wonderful friends. There was a time of visitation held on Friday, Oct. 5, from 1011 a.m. at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors followed in Heritage Gardens Cemetery. You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.her itagegardensfuneralhome.com Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. 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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 9-10 YearsKelby Barfield,Sierra Hutto, Mikayla Storr, Lacey Dowd 3-5 YearsLyric Thompson, Alana King, Holly Cox, Aubree Hammes, Brylee McLeod 19 Months-3 Years BoysAsher Boes, Bentley Reed, Ashton Salyers, Easton Gorman 11-12 YearsJulia-Love Sewell, Abigail Mainor, Lindsay Huckabee, Paige Howell 6-8 YearsLily Pryor, Anna Baggett, Madison Rhea, Caroline Harp, Skylar Williamson 19-35 Months GirlsBlakely Hart, Zoey Brown, Lillyenne Tidwell, Addison Cox, Kaelee Sherlock 0-18 Months BoysJohn Dickerson, Logan Minick, Jeramiah Fingall 13-15 YearsSavannah Miller, Rebecca Bryan, Hannah Kline, Chelsey Owens16-21 Years Left to right, Michelle Bryan, Brittany Rock, Maholley Ward, Amber Richmond, Macey Caraway Photos by Jill Wayman0-12 Months GirlsLeft to right, Karleigh Reeder, Josiefina Albrecht, McKenzie Rickenbacker, Kaydence Causey 13-18 Months GirlsKloe Thompson, Addison Grace Chance, Anniston Kate Leytham, Lucia Munoz2012 Mullet Festival Pageant Winners Big acts at FestivalThe 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is almost here. On Oct. 19-21 enjoy food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fish. Top headliners to perform are Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler. Parking is free and admission is $10, except for Saturday after 5 p.m., which is $15. Festival starts on Friday, 11 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m., located at the intersection of Hwy 85 N and College Blvd. For more information visit Mulletfestival.com.

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Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Niceville s Marquis Daniel and others stop a Mosley runner cold. The Eagles strong defense helped ensure that Niceville s two-game losing streak would end Friday. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure)• Custom Crowns/Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • In Office Water Purification ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Keeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Eagles stop brief loss streak with 42-10 victoryWednesday, Oct. 10 Ruckel at Baker, volleyball, 4 Destin -Meigs, volleyball, 4 Lewis -Davidson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel at Pryor, cross country, 4 Destin at Lewis cross country, 4 Thursday, Oct. 11 Destin -Bruner, football, 6:30 Lewis-Ruckel football, 6:30 Niceville at Fort Walton Beach, golf (Indian Bayou), 3 Friday, Oct. 12 Rocky Bayou Christian School at Port St. Joe, football, 7 Saturday, Oct. 13 Niceville -Autumn Breeze, cross country, NWFSC, 9 Monday, Oct. 15 Destin -Bruner, volleyball, 4 Lewis at Ruckel volleyball, 4 By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles hit the road last week to face off against the Mosley Dolphins and they came home with a resounding victory. The 42-10 district win undoubtedly bolstered their confidence and recharged their determination after two consecutive district losses. The first quarter looked similar to most of the season’s previous games, ending with a 7-7 tie. The Eagles edged ahead at the start of the second quarter with a quarterback keeper by Ashton Hooker, which gave the Eagles a lead that they would not give up. The Dolphins scored a field goal midway through the second quarter, and were shut out for the rest of the game. Niceville’s defense certainly stepped up in the Mosley matchup and allowed the offense to successfully run plays, and rack up the points. After the Mosley field goal the Eagles took possession of the ball and after first downs by Tyree McCants, and Tayjon Culley, Devin Vazquez scored a touchdown after a mere oneminute drive to bring the score to 21-10. The defense continued to shine with an interception late in the second quarter and then a critical stop on an attempted fourth down conversion early in the third. The offense did its part and put another 7 on the board after a handoff from Hooker to Vazquez. The action continued into the fourth quarter with an impressive completion by Austin Campbell, who broke a tackle, hugged the sidelines, and made it into the end zone, 35-10. The Dolphins took possession only to have a pass picked off by Brandon Kucera. The turnover led to the Eagles’ final score of the night, a completion to Jalen Douglas to bring the score to 4210. The improvements on defense played a big role in the victory. “Without a lot of emotion and passion we aren’t very good on defense,” said head coach John Hicks. “When we play with those two things then we’re pretty good. I guess it just took a game like Choctaw to make them realize that.” The game showed the Eagles ability to use the pride of their winning tradition to learn from their losses and continue to fight and improve. As Hicks put it, “Adversity brings you together, and we definitely had some adversity.” After an open week the Eagles will host the Fort Walton Beach Vikings on Oct. 19 at Eagle Stadium. Schedules 5 earn yellow belts at UMCFive martial arts students at Niceville United Methodist Church have been promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt by instructor Joseph Novak. From left: back, Melissa Penny, Novak and William Mozina; front, Gwen Thompson, Jadediah Penny and Annalise Thompson. LESS DOWNTIME MORE WELLTIME da Vinci GYN Surgery Wednesday, October 10th | 12pm FWBMC 3rd Floor, PCU Classroom A&B da Vinci Gallbladder Surgery Friday, October 19th | 12pm FWBMC 3rd Floor, PCU Classroom A&B da Vinci Robotic Surgery Open House Tuesday, October 16th 4pm to 6pm | FWBMC Outpatient Registration Waiting AreaJoin the physicians and staff of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for the of“cial da Vinci Robotic Surgery System Open House. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with the da Vinci robot, learn how the machine works, even try your hand on the surgical simulator. 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