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PANAMA CITY â€” Bay County has opened drop-off locations for resi dents to dispose of their Christmas trees. County officials said the Christmas Tree Collec tion Drive is a win-win situa tion: The county gets to use the wood from the trees and residents have a place to dispose of them. â€œThis is a great opportunity to get rid of a used Christmas tree in an environmentally beneficial manner,â€ Bay County Utilities Director Jamie Jones said. â€œThe trees will be turned into mulch and used as cover for the landfill.â€ County spokeswoman Valerie Sale said the drop-off locations primarily are to provide a place for residents who donâ€™t have curbside trash pickup to dispose of their trees. She said the mulch will help save the county money on landfill cover costs. â€œWe have used it for mulch before in the past, but in the last few years weâ€™ve been taking the trees to the incinerator,â€ Sale said. â€œThat is not really an option this year, so weâ€™ll just use them as cover for landfill because weâ€™re required to have a certain amount of cover over the landfill.â€ Through Jan. 15, Bay County residents can drop off their Christmas trees at no charge at three locations. Businesses with large quantities can drop theirs off at two locations. â€œPlease, only residential drop-offs at the park locations,â€ a county press release states. By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn email@example.com Gay marriage licenses will be issued Tuesday Area clerks of court say they will follow judgeâ€™s ruling LOCA L & STATE PCB proposal calls for ban on walkovers B1 Read by 83,130 people every day Call 850-747-5050 Want to SUB S CRIBE? Young AR TIST Whatâ€™s INSIDE WEATHER Cloudy, storm possible. High 74, low 64. | B2 BUSINESS A5 CLASSIFIED D1-4 COMICS B7 CROSSWORD B7 DEATHS B3 L OCAL & STATE B1-5 L OTTERY A2 NATION & WORLD A2-7 OUT & ABOUT C8 SP ORTS C1-6 T V LISTING S C7 VIEWP OINTS A6 COM . Facebook.com/ panamacitynewsherald Twitter: @The_News_Herald Social MEDIA WHERE TO GO ITâ€™S TREE TIME HEATHER LEIPHART | The News Herald Top , the Sherman Avenue Recreational Complex is one of three locations in the county where residents can recycle Christmas trees. Few have been dropped off so far. Washington County reactions to ruling are mixed, but passionate By BEN KLEINE 522-5114 | @BenKleinepcnh firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY â€” Area clerks of courts say they will honor a federal judgeâ€™s ruling and begin to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples beginning Tuesday. County clerks in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties confirmed the decision following legal advice from the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association. It stated that if they did not follow a ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle that the stateâ€™s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and clerks in all 67 counties in Florida should issue samesex marriage licenses beginning Tuesday, they would be susceptible to legal challenges. â€œIt still leaves leeway, but if you go against it you possibly will be sued,â€ Jackson County Clerk of Court Dale Guthrie said. Before a telephone conference call among state clerks of court Friday morning, Guthrie was pondering whether to uphold the stateâ€™s gay marriage ban because of some ambiguity in the language. â€œItâ€™s not saying theyâ€™re required or mandated,â€ she said. County clerks from Holmes and Calhoun said they are mandated to uphold the law in whatever form. â€œWeâ€™re not here to interpret the law,â€ Calhoun County Clerk Carla Hand said. â€œYour personal views and opinions donâ€™t factor in.â€ Franklin County Clerk of Court Marcia Johnson said two men were interested in a civil ceremony a few months ago and asked if the ban had been lifted. â€œIâ€™d be glad to issue you a license if it was done,â€ Johnson said. Most of the clerks of court said they have not had any applicants or inquiries about receiving a gay marriage licenses in their counties. â€œWeâ€™ve not had any calls about it,â€ Holmes County Clerk Kyle Hudson said. â€œWeâ€™re expecting it to be a normal day like any other. But if a couple comes in and is interested, weâ€™ll serve those individuals like anybody else.â€ By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | W CN_HC T Ckent@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY â€” County clerks in Florida will begin issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples beginning Tuesday, the result of a Washington County case and the judgeâ€™s subsequent ruling. In August, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle found the stateâ€™s gay marriage ban unconstitutional after Chipley residents Ozzie Russ and Steve Schlairet sued the Washington County Clerk of Court office for denying them a marriage license based on their status as a same-sex couple. The Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association argued the order only applied to Washington County. However, the organization changed its stance after Hinkleâ€™s order Thursday warned that while his ruling technically applies only to Washington County, it also states the ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, so clerks statewide who refuse to issue same-sex licenses will leave themselves open for lawsuits such as that filed in Washington County. The Washington County Clerk of Court Office is among those choosing to heed that warning. Washington County attorney Jeff Goodman stressed that the countyâ€™s main concern is ensuring local residents with other county business arenâ€™t adversely affected by potentially more traffic at the county offices. â€œOur main focus will be on making sure the needs of all citizens are taken care of as they come to the county offices to conduct their business,â€ he said. Residents can drop off their trees at: Sherman Avenue Recreational Complex, 2117 Sherman Ave., Cedar Grove H.G. Harders Park, 7900 John Pitts Road, Bayou George Pete Edwards Field, 7300 McElvey Road, Panama City Beach Large quantities from businesses will be accepted at: Steeleld Road Landll, 11411 Landll Road, West Bay Bay County Waste to Energy Facility, 6510 Bay Line Drive, Panama City County taking Christmas trees for disposal SEE LICENSES | A7 SEE REA CTIONS | A7 T he News Herald welcomes contributions from teachers and parents of their studentsâ€™ artwork. S end to Y oung A rtist, T he News Herald, 501 W . 11th S t., Panama City 32401. I nclude name, age and school. BUSINESS | A 5 Collapsing oil prices unlikely to hurt U.S. railroads much SATURDAY January 3, 2015 S P O R TS | C 1 SEC bowled over 75 cents
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A cow eats in a feedlot at Suwannee Farms in Oâ€™Brien, Fla. AP WASHINGTON (AP) â€” For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Depart ment is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well. That means that when the lat est version of the governmentâ€™s dietary guidelines comes out, it might push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods â€” at the expense of meat. The beef and agriculture industries are crying foul, saying an environmental agenda has no place in what always has been a practical blueprint for a healthy lifestyle. The advisory panel has been discussing the idea of sustain ability in public meetings, indi cating that its recommendations, expected early this year, might address the environment. A draft recommendation circulated last month said a sustainable diet helps ensure food access for both the current population and future generations. A dietary pattern higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods is â€œmore health promoting and is associ ated with lesser environmental impact than is the current aver age U.S. diet,â€ the draft said. That appears to take at least partial aim at the beef industry. A study by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci ences last year said raising beef for the American dinner table is more harmful to the environment than other meat industries such as pork and chicken. The study said that compared with other popular animal pro teins, beef produces more heattrapping gases per calorie, puts out more water-polluting nitrogen, takes more water for irrigation and uses more land. As the advisory committee has discussed the idea, doctors and academics on the panel have framed sustainability in terms of conserving food resources and also what are the healthiest foods. There is â€œcompatibility and overlapâ€ between whatâ€™s good for health and good for the environ ment, the panel says. Once the recommendations are made, the Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments will craft the final dietary guidelines, expected about a year from now. Published every five years, the guidelines are the basis for USDAâ€™s â€œMy Plateâ€ icon that replaced the well-known food pyramid in 2010 and is designed to help Americans with healthy eating. Guidelines also will be integrated into school lunch meal patterns and other federal eating programs. The meat industry has fought for years to ensure the dietary guidelines do not call for eating less meat. The guidelines now recom mend eating lean meats instead of reducing meat altogether. But another draft discussed at the pan elâ€™s Dec. 15 meeting says a healthy dietary pattern includes fewer â€œred and processed meats.â€ In response, the National Cat tlemenâ€™s Beef Association sent out a statement by doctor and cattle producer Richard Thorpe calling the committee biased and the meat recommendation absurd. He said lean beef has a role in healthy diets. Objections are coming from Congress, too. A massive year-end spending bill enacted last month noted the advisory committeeâ€™s interest in the environment and directed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil sack â€œto only include nutrition and dietary information, not extrane ous factorsâ€ in final guidelines. Congress often uses such nonbinding directions to put a depart ment on notice that lawmakers will push back if the executive branch moves forward. New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost The study said that compared with other popular animal proteins, beef produces more heattrapping gases per calorie, puts out more waterpolluting nitrogen, takes more water for irrigation and uses more land. The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Death penalty to be sought for LAX shooter Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, according to court papers filed Friday. Paul Ciancia acted intentionally in the killing of an airport screening officer and terrorized passengers and colleagues of the fallen man, prosecutors said. â€œCiancia acted with the intent that his crimes would strike fear in the hearts of Transportation Security Administration employees,â€ Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald wrote. â€œBy committing his crimes on a weekday morning in a crowded terminal at one of the busiest airports in the world ... Ciancia terrorized numerous airline passengers and airport employees by causing them to fear for their lives and experience extreme emotional distress.â€ Ciancia, 24, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the killing of Gerardo Hernandez, 39, and the wounding of three other people at LAX on Nov. 1, 2013. The New Jersey native is due in court Monday and lawyers are expected to discuss a trial date. COLUMBUS, Ohio Coroner rules toddlerâ€™s death homicide A coroner has ruled the death of a Maryland toddler who was brought to Ohio by his mother a homicide. Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said preliminary results of Fridayâ€™s autopsy on 1-year-old Cameron Beckford show he died of blunt force trauma to his chest and abdomen. Police in Columbus, Ohio, found Cameronâ€™s body in a bag in a creek on Wednesday. His mother, Dainesha Stevens, has been charged with endangering children and tampering with evidence. Her attorney said Stevens made up a story about leaving Cameron on a doorstep because she could not care for him and that was her way of asking for help. Police are holding a male acquaintance of Stevens on unrelated charges as they investigate the circumstances of the boyâ€™s death. WASHINGTON No new charges in Brady death for Reagan shooter The man who shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people in 1981 wonâ€™t face new charges in the death last summer of Reaganâ€™s former press secretary, federal prosecutors said Friday. John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings of Reagan, his then-press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a police officer. Hinckley, 59, has been committed to a psychiatric hospital for the past 32 years, although he now spends more than half of each month at his motherâ€™s home in Virginia. Brady was shot in the head and suffered debilitating injuries, including partial paralysis, and died in August at age 73. The Virginia medical examinerâ€™s office ruled his death a homicide attributable to the gunshot wound and its complications. But new criminal charges against Hinckley were considered unlikely. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen announced Friday that Hinckley wonâ€™t be charged, in part because prosecutors are barred from arguing now that Hinckley was sane at the time of the shootings. A prosecution also would be precluded by law because District of Columbia courts before 1987 did not allow homicide cases to be brought if the victim died more than a year and a day after the injury. MEXICO CITY Missing American found dead in mountains Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago. Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless body of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, 25. 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Palestinians submit documents to join ICC UNITED NATIONS (AP) â€” The Palestinians took the last formal step Friday to join the International Criminal Court, seeking to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel over the recent conflict in Gaza and Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories. The high-stakes move has drawn threats of retaliation from Israel and is vehemently opposed by the U.S. as an obstacle to reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. After submitting the documents to join the ICC, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the Palestinians are seeking to raise alleged crimes committed by Israel, including during last summerâ€™s war in Gaza. He said the Palestinians also will seek justice for Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory, which he said constitute â€œa war crimeâ€ under the Rome statute that established the court. â€œThis is a very significant step,â€ Mansour said. â€œIt is an option that we are seeking in order to seek justice for all the victims that have been killed by Israel, the occupying power.â€ The Palestinians moved quickly to join the court after suffering a defeat in the U.N. Security Council, which rejected a resolution Tuesday that would have set a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state on lands occupied by Israel. Joining the ICC is part of a broader strategy to pressure Israel into withdrawing from the territories and agreeing to Palestinian statehood. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been under heavy domestic pressure to take stronger action against Israel after a 50-day war between the Jewish state and militants in Gaza over the summer, tensions over holy sites in Jerusalem and the failure of the last round of U.S.-led peace talks. He signed the documents to join the ICC a day after the Security Council rejected the resolution. Mansour said Palestinian leaders are studying â€œall optionsâ€ including going back to the Security Council, whose incoming members are viewed as more favorable or to the General Assembly where there are no vetoes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately vowed to take unspecified â€œretaliatory steps.â€ The U.S. State Department said the Palestinian decision would only set back the aspirations of the Palestinian people for an independent state. Mansour delivered the paperwork to Assistant SecretaryGeneral for Legal Affairs Stephen Mathias, who said the U.N. will examine them to ensure they are in proper form. Mansour said it will take about 60 days under ICC rules for â€œthe state of Palestineâ€ to become the 123rd member of the court. Mansour said the Palestinians delivered a letter Thursday night to the registrar of the ICC in The Hague requesting that the court consider alleged crimes committed during the Gaza war â€œand reserving our right for other retroactive crimes committed by Israel.â€ He said he would be meeting with an official from the registrarâ€™s office in New York later Friday to discuss the issue. Ready to shiver? Arctic air to put America on ice WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Much of America is about to get the Arctic shivers. Meteorologists are confidently forecasting frigid polar air will plunge south into the northern plains, Midwest and then the East Coast from Tuesday through Thursday. The Midwest should see temperatures well below zero, with single digit lows in much of the East and freezing temperatures as far south as Atlanta, New Orleans and parts of Florida. National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Kocin, an expert on winter storms, said it is a classic pattern of massive blasts of Arctic air hitting just about everyone east of the Rockies. He said it will rival last yearâ€™s January Arctic outbreak that introduced the phrase â€œpolar vortexâ€ to America. â€œThis is going to be a big cold outbreak, pretty windy as well,â€ Kocin said. â€œItâ€™s going to drive all the way down south.â€ The wind and cold could mean wind-chill factors that will make the temperature feel like 30 degrees below zero â€” 50 degrees below zero in Minneapolis and Chicago, said meteorologist Ryan Maue of the private Weather Bell Analytics. He called it â€œold-timerâ€™s type of cold.â€ Kocin predicts a small Midwestern band of intense snow along with the cold, with some also in parts of the Northeast. Even though it is several days in advance, meteorologists are pretty sure about this forecast. Kocin said many of the best computer models are saying the same thing. This is all coming from cold air escaping from the Arctic. The center of the cold air will be around Quebec, Canada, where temperatures â€” not wind chill â€” may plunge as low as 40 degrees below zero, Maue said. Police chief said he shot wife while moving gun in bed ATLANTA (AP) â€” A police chief in Georgia told a 911 dispatcher he accidentally shot his sleeping wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according to a recording released Friday. Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom called for help at 4:17 a.m. New Yearâ€™s Day and reported accidentally shooting his 58-year-old wife, Margaret, while they slept. The Associated Press obtained a recording of the call Friday through an open records request. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. McCollom spoke calmly in the audio recording, telling a dispatcher he needed medical help for an accidental gunshot wound at his suburban home, about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. â€œWho shot her?â€ the dispatcher asked. â€œMe,â€ McCollom said. â€œThe gun was in the bed, I went to move it, and I put it to a side and it went off.â€ During the call, McCollom said he and his wife were sleeping when the shooting happened. No one else was in the home. The almost six-minute conversation between McCollom and the dispatcher sheds little light on how the gun fired. Authorities previously identified it as McCollomâ€™s 9-mm Glock handgun â€” his service weapon. â€œThis just occurred now, right before you called?â€ the dispatcher asked. â€œYup, yup, went off in the middle of the night,â€ McCollom said. He told the dispatcher his wife was shot twice, though investigators later determined the wife was shot once. McCollom said his wife was having difficulty breathing and appeared to be bleeding internally and externally. She was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition Friday, hospital spokeswoman Nicole Gustin said. McCollomâ€™s wife can be heard crying in the background. â€œOh my God,â€ the police chief said. â€œHow the hell did this happen?â€ GBI spokeswoman Sherry Lang said McCollom has been cooperative with investigators. Authorities plan to interview his wife when her condition improves. Police have not charged McCollom with any crimes. City officials placed him on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. â€˜Beverly Hillbilliesâ€™ star Donna Douglas dies of cancer AP In this frame grab made from aerial video provided by WCVB-TV, emergency personnel work the scene along Interstate 93 near Ashland, N.H., where a New Hampshire State Police spokesman said at least 35 vehicles were involved in two pileups after fast-moving snow squalls on Friday. Whiteout leaves 35 vehicles in 2 pileups ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) â€” At least 35 vehicles were involved in two pileups on Interstate 93 after some fast-moving snow squalls caused whiteout conditions Friday morning. Lt. Jerry Maslan, a state police spokesman, said there were some injuries, but they werenâ€™t considered to be life-threatening. Calls about the accidents started coming in to police about 9:45 a.m. Friday. Manchester District Fire Chief Al Poulin, who drove through the squall, said there were many vehicles on the road driving in excess of the 75 mph speed limit, including some apparently heading to ski resorts for the weekend. Conditions were clear and then suddenly, â€œwe slowed right down to nothing,â€ he said. â€œWe couldnâ€™t even see where we were going, thatâ€™s how much of a whiteout condition existed at the time.â€ Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton said the highway went from dry pavement to snow covered in three minutes. â€œWhatever happened was sudden and dramatic,â€ Boynton said. Maslan said one of the crashes involved a truck trailer that caught fire after a vehicle went underneath it. It wasnâ€™t known what the trailer was carrying, but aerial footage showed boxes strewn among the crumpled cars. The accidents happened in the northbound lanes in and near Ashland, about 30 miles north of Concord. The lanes were closed to traffic for more than three hours as fleets of tow trucks hauled away damaged vehicles. Snow was falling on and off in the state Friday. Earlier in the morning, multiple cars went off the road or were in fender benders on Interstate 89 in Grantham, Maslan said. He said no injuries were reported in those crashes. NEW YORK (AP) â€” Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom â€œThe Beverly Hillbillies,â€ has died. Her niece said Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, La., near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, Charlene Smith said. Douglas was 82. She was best known for her role in â€œThe Beverly Hillbillies,â€ the CBS comedy about a backwoods Ozark family who moved to Beverly Hills after striking it rich from oil discovered on their land. The series, which ran from 1962 to 1971, also starred the late Buddy Ebsen and Irene Ryan as well as Max Baer Jr., who turns 77 on Sunday. As Elly May, she seemed blissfully unaware of her status as a bumpkin blond bombshell. Typically she was clad in a snug flannel shirt and tight jeans cinched with a rope belt, and she seemed to prefer her critters to any beau. Chosen from more than 500 actresses, Douglas said she felt at ease playing the role because, like her character, she grew up a poor Southern tomboy. Her childhood in Pride, La., came in handy when she was asked during her audition to milk a goat. â€œI had milked cows before,â€ she recalled in a 2009 interview. â€œI figured they were equipped the same, so I just went on over and did it.â€ The show was not only assailed by critics, but by the network president who put it on the air: â€œI HATED it,â€ Michael Dann confided much later. â€œAfter screening the pilot, I donâ€™t think I ever watched another segment.â€ The public, however, felt quite the opposite: It ran for nine seasons, often in the Top 10. In their own way, the Clampetts were a forerunner of the 1960s counterculture. It wasnâ€™t much of a stretch for Douglas to fit into the troupe, Smith said. â€œShe was always happy, and she really loved animals â€” just like her character on â€˜The Beverly Hillbillies.â€™ She was a wonderful lady, a very good Christian lady.â€ Indeed, when Douglas gave her autograph, she included a biblical verse (â€œTrust in the Lord with all your heart ...â€), according to New Orleans TV station WAFB. Page A4 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 NATIO N & WORLD AP In this 2009 photo, Donna Douglas, who starred in the television series â€œThe Beverly Hillbillies,â€ holds a publicity picture of herself from the show. Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom has died. Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â€” Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singersongwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died at 94. Dickens died Friday at a Nashvillearea hospital of cardiac arrest after suf fering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said. Dickens, who stood 4-foot-11, had performed at the Opry almost continu ously since 1948. His last performance was Dec. 20 as part of his birthday cel ebration. He sang â€œOut Behind The Barnâ€ and delivered his trademark com edy. He had turned 94 a day earlier. Country legend Hank Williams Sr. nicknamed him â€œTaterâ€ based on Dickensâ€™ song â€œTake an Old Cold Tater (And Wait).â€ His novelty songs, including his biggest hit â€œMay the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Noseâ€ about good and bad luck, earned him a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Other hits included â€œA-Sleepinâ€™ at the Foot of the Bed,â€ â€˜â€˜Out Behind the Barn,â€ â€˜â€˜Country Boyâ€ and â€œIâ€™m Little But Iâ€™m Loud.â€ He introduced rhinestone suits to country music around 1950.
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Ingersoll-Rand Engility Holdings $58.42 -0.21 $138.45 +0.83 $22.21 +0.31 $30.47 -0.23 $31.79 -0.37 $40.45 -0.01 $18.30 -0.09 $16.96 +0.01 $127.49 +1.28 $58.85 +0.04 $10.51 -0.05 $10.32 +0.13 $49.37 +0.26 $41.73 -0.17 $61.08 +0.10 $63.26 -0.13 $42.98 +0.18 The Associated Press WASHINGTON U.S. construction spending slips A sharp slowdown in government-built schools and infrastructure caused U.S. construction spending to fall slightly in November. The Commerce Department said Friday that construction spending slipped 0.3 percent in November, after having climbed an upwardly revised 1.2 percent in October and 0.6 percent in September. Much of the decline came from a 1.7 percent retreat in government expenditures. Publicly-built school spending fell 2.5 percent, while the transportation, health care and public safety sectors also fell. Private construction spending rose a modest 0.3 percent in November. Home-building climbed 1 percent in November, offsetting the declines in the office, commercial and health care-related construction. Total construction spending has improved a mere 2.4 percent from a year ago to $974.9 billion. Business FOCUS Foreign exchange (as of 5 p.m. CST) U .S. $1.00 = Canadian $1.1785 U .S. $1.00 = Mexican peso 14.837 U .S. $1.00 = 0.8328 U .S. $1.00 = 0.6521 Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free except for our home, and we have about $100,000 in savings. Recently, one of our daughters was diagnosed with Crohnâ€™s disease. Weâ€™re worried about this and the fact that she and her sister are both teenage drivers. Do you think we should drop full coverage, and have just liability, since we probably will have lots of medical bills during the next few years? Kim Dear Kim, Iâ€™m really sorry to hear about your daughterâ€™s medical situation. But speaking from a financial perspective, you guys are in pretty good shape to handle things. You have a pile of cash in savings, I assume you have some kind of medical insurance and youâ€™re debt-free. Under the circumstances, I get where youâ€™re coming from and the idea of having even more money available to put toward medical issues. In your case, however, thereâ€™s no way Iâ€™m going to have only liability coverage when there are two teenage drivers in the house. Thereâ€™s a reason insurance rates are so high for teens. Itâ€™s called statistical analysis of their driving ability. Theyâ€™re not good drivers! I havenâ€™t had a wreck in over 20 years, but Iâ€™ve had some kids who did. No, I wouldnâ€™t drop the coverage. I wouldnâ€™t take a chance on having to write a check for another car on top of medical expenses. Dave Dear Dave, I receive child support payments for my two kids from my ex-husband. My new husband and I are using your plan to improve out finances, but we canâ€™t agree on how to handle these payments. Iâ€™ve been keeping it in a separate account. He thinks we should combine it with the rest of our house money and budget. What do you think is best? Leslie Dear Leslie, I donâ€™t blame you for being protective of the child support money. Iâ€™m sure the feelings you have stem from a desire to protect your kids. But if your new husband is a good guy, one whoâ€™s kind, loving and willing to treat these kids like theyâ€™re his very own, then my opinion is the money should go into the pile where it helps take care of the kids and family. Your job as a parent is to be a blessing to your kids. That means feeding them, clothing them, educating them and giving them a good home. As long as these things are happening, and weâ€™re talking about a functional, loving marriage, then all the money should be combined and be part of the family. Put it right at the top of your monthly budget, along with all your other household income. Money is important, and Iâ€™d expect you to make sure your kids and your cash are treated properly. But Iâ€™m talking about two responsible people being involved in a happy marriage, too. A healthy, loving relationship is one of the best gifts any couple can give to their kids. Dave Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, popular national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestsellers. For more financial help, visit daveramsey . com. Donâ€™t drop full insurance coverage for teenagers Dave Ramsey Dave Says U.S. sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack HONOLULU (AP) â€” The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday, targeting the Northâ€™s defense industry and spy service in an attempt to punish Pyongyang for a crippling cyberat tack against Sony. The sanctions marked the first public act of retri bution by the U.S. Although it was unclear how painful the blow would be â€” North Korea already is under tough U.S. sanctions â€” the move signaled that that the U.S. was not back ing away from its insistence that North Korea is responsible for the attack against Sony. North Korea has denied involvement, and some cybersecurity experts say itâ€™s pos sible the North wasnâ€™t to blame. â€œThe order is not targeted at the people of North Korea, but rather is aimed at the government of North Korea and its activities that threaten the United States and others,â€ President Barack Obama wrote to a letter to House and Sen ate leaders. None of the 10 individuals targeted by the U.S. are being sanctioned because they had any involvement in the cyberattack, Obama administration officials said. Rather, the U.S. sanctions were aimed at undermining North Koreaâ€™s defense sector, further isolating the government and creating a deterrent for future cyberattacks, said the officials, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. The White House warned this was just the first part of the U.S. response to the Sony incident. AP An oil train moves through the area south of St. Paul, Minn., on July 25, 2014. A collapse in oil prices wonâ€™t derail the railroadsâ€™ profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude oil shipments seen in recent years. Railroads went from hauling 9,500 carloads of crude oil in 2008 to 435,560 last year, as production boomed and oil routinely sold for $90 a barrel or more. But even with the surge, crude oil shipments remain less than 2 percent of all the carloads major U.S. railroads deliver. Collapsing oil prices unlikely to hurt U.S. railroads much OMAHA, Neb . (AP) â€” The stunning collapse in oil prices during the past several months wonâ€™t derail the railroadsâ€™ profit engine even if it does slow the tremendous growth in crude shipments seen in recent years. Carloads of crude oil spiked well over 4,000 percent between 2008 and last year â€” from 9,500 carloads to 435,560 â€” as production boomed and the cost for a barrel of oil soared into the triple digits. Those prices have tumbled severely, to just above $50 per barrel Friday, and that has rattled some of the investors who have plowed money into such companies as Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and CSX. All three of those companies have seen their stock prices slip the past month, along with major U.S. stock markets. But even with oil prices falling off a cliff, industry analysts and railroad executives point out that crude shipments still make up just a sliver of the overall freight delivered by rail. Whatâ€™s more, because fuel is such a huge cost in the industry, railroads are a direct beneficiary of those falling prices. Crude oil shipments remain less than 2 percent of all the carloads major U.S. railroads deliver. Sub-$60 oil might force producers to rein in spending but railroads â€” which spend hundreds of million of dollars every quarter on fuel â€” will see their costs fall away. Those falling energy prices have also proven to be the equivalent of a massive tax cut for both consumers and businesses, and railroads stand to benefit from that as well. Fueled by a rebounding employment as well as rising consumer and business confidence, U.S. economic growth reached a sizzling 5 percent annual rate last quarter, the government reported this month. The rebounding economy is likely to drive even greater demand for shipping. Edward Jones analyst Logan Purk said the importance of crude oil shipments by rail seems to have been inflated by investors. â€œIt seems like whatever loss in business they see will be offset by the drop in fuel costs,â€ Purk said. The crude oil business has provided a nice boost for railroads at a time when coal shipments were declining. Profits at the major U.S. railroads have been improving steadily along with the economy, reaching $13.4 billion in 2013, up from $11.9 billion in 2012 and $10.9 billion in 2011. Factoriesâ€™ growth hits slowest pace in 6 months WASHINGTON (AP) â€” U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months in December, weakened by declines in orders and production. Yet growth still was healthy, a sign manufacturing might help drive the economyâ€™s expansion in 2015 as it did last year. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Friday that its manufacturing index fell to 55.5 in December from 58.7 in November. Any reading above 50 signals expansion. Novemberâ€™s figure was just below a three-year high reached in October. Decemberâ€™s reading is the lowest since June. But it also is close to the average for all of 2014 and remains at a solid level. Americans are buying more cars and appliances, boosting demand for factory-made goods. Economists also forecast businesses might spend more on industrial equipment this year, which also would lift output. A labor dispute at West Coast seaports, from San Diego to Seattle, has interrupted the shipment of raw materials for many manufacturers, the ISM survey found. That has disrupted production and likely contributed to the lower reading. Despite the decline, most economists are optimistic about manufacturingâ€™s prospects in 2015. â€œThese were readings that in any ordinary time would be considered excellent,â€ Guy Berger, an economist at RBS Securities, wrote in a note to clients. The surveyâ€™s measure of employment rose to a fourmonth high, evidence that factories added jobs last month.
Page A6 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 Viewpoints Tim Thompson, Publisher Mike Cazalas, Editor S. Brady Calhoun, Editorial Page Editor 747-5075 | @sbradycalhoun email@example.com FROM THE LEFT FROM THE RIGHT YOUR VIEW S By PETER FUNT The Sony hacking story is the gift that keeps on giving. Itâ€™s got it all: cyber crime, international intrigue, political posturing â€” plus a tantalizing trove of corporate and celebrity gossip. But most remarkable is how all of the above combine to make â€œThe Interview,â€ a silly little film once destined for mediocre reviews and tepid grosses, a hit. Not even the best and brightest in Hollywoodâ€™s PR industry could have mounted a campaign to rival the work of the North Koreans. â€œLocal theater to show â€˜The Interview,â€™ â€ screamed the pageone headline in one California daily, the Monterey Herald. Imagine that: page one! Several websites such as Gizmodo published a complete list of theaters, nationwide, showing the film. A complete list! Every theater from the Kew Gardens Cinema in Queens, N.Y., to the Magic Valley Cinema 13 in Twin Falls, Idaho. It gets better. Congressman Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, has invited Sony to participate in a screening of â€œThe Interviewâ€ in the Capitol. The U.S. Capitol! When was the last time a movie got special treatment like that? â€œEveryone is talking about â€˜The Interview,â€™ â€ stated Sherman, as he joined those talking about â€œThe Interview.â€ â€œI think itâ€™s important for Congress to know, and see, what we are talking about.â€ Booya! As the Christmas gifts were being unwrapped at Sony, one of the filmâ€™s stars, Seth Rogen, tweeted: â€œThe people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed!â€ A headline in the San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed, â€œ â€˜Patriotic dutyâ€™ pulls masses to movie.â€ How special. Sonyâ€™s near-fiasco has become more than entertainment, itâ€™s a â€œcause.â€ Nothing will stop the public relations juggernaut now that Sony is cleverly marketing the movie concurrently in theaters and via in-home, pay-per-view streaming. In just the first four days sales totaled $3 million at the box office and an astounding $15 million online. Yet, buried in an NPR report on the complex Sony tale is this nugget about the cyber hack job that started it all: â€œSome experts also doubt whether (North Korea) has the capability to carry out such an attack.â€ But if not Kim Jong-un and his band of Commie movie critics, then who? Who would have access to private documents at Sony and would profit most from publicity that would transform an easily forgettable film into one of the yearâ€™s biggest stories? Amy Pascal, chief of Sonyâ€™s movie division, might not get invited to future White House Christmas parties, but she now is in the running for Hollywoodâ€™s Executive of the Year. Imagine that! When the hacking hit, Gawker.com analyzed her position, saying: â€œPascalâ€™s department has taken something north of $50 million of Sonyâ€™s money and lit it on fire in the most spectacular and embarrassing way possible.â€ The article was one of many that predicted she would be fired. How big will the bonuses be for Pascal and her colleagues after â€œThe Interviewâ€ turns a tidy profit? The only thing that could trump the Sony story as we already know it would be a leak showing that Pascal and Co. left the digital doors unlocked, hoping that North Korea would take the bait. Whatâ€™s next? Perhaps: North Korea warns Americans not to eat at McDonalds! Pyongyang issues threat to anyone shopping at Sears! Itâ€™s all totally, as the showbiz paper Variety would say, boffo! By TOM PURCELL Thank you, North Korea. Your alleged cyber attack on Sony has, I hope, awakened the American people. America is not doing so well, you see. Sure, we are No. 1 in selfesteem â€” we are No. 1 at being indignant about a variety of perceived slights â€” but weâ€™re not much good at understanding the real problems we face. Consider our debt. It recently exceeded $18 trillion â€” thatâ€™s $18 million times 1 million, said economist Stephen Moore. Writing for National Review, Moore explains that we havenâ€™t yet felt the full weight of our debt because interest rates are historically low. When they increase to normal levels, America is going to be in a world of hurt. But few Americans understand or worry about that. Hereâ€™s another threat Americans are ignorant of: cyber attack. Few have any idea that our country has been under attack for years or that our adversaries have been very successful stealing from us. Although industrial espionage has been around a long time, the fact is that our smart phones, social media sites and Internet applications have opened up unprecedented opportunities for skilled adversaries to penetrate company systems and hide in the background undetected so they can swipe all kinds of proprietary information. One industrial espionage expert told CNN that hungry, emerging economies see advantage in appropriating technology innovations, engineering designs and other intellectual property â€” ideas that took private companies in advanced countries lots of years and billions of dollars to develop. If a country wants to really harm America, why drop a bomb when a proper cyber attack could shut down our electrical grid or our banking system, creating far more damage. These threats are very real. China has been cleaning our clock for years. Thankfully, our government is finally coming around. According to The Washington Times, the Pentagon established the U.S. Cyber Command in 2010. It consolidated the intelligence and cyber warfare capabilities of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. The Cyber Command â€œwas the primary developer of the Stunt computer worm that struck Iranâ€™s nuclear computers, causing significant damage to centrifuges,â€ said The Times. Cyber warfare tactics continue to come in handy as we shut down the systems through which terrorists are attempting to communicate. So my hat goes off to the dinky communist country North Korea for shedding light on the challenges America is up against. Look, the world is a competitive place and there are nasty people out there who wish to do America harm. Itâ€™s long been time to quit squabbling over the perceived violation of our many perceived rights and put our big boy pants on. We need to get debt and government spending in order. We need to restructure our tax system. We need to get millions of people off the dole and back to work. And we need to unleash our pent-up economic genius to produce the wealth we need to pay our bills. To wit: we need to get serious about serious matters. Because if we donâ€™t get more serious in a very serious world, we might lose our status as the largest economy in the world. Oops. I forgot. China overtook America as the No. 1 economy a few weeks ago. Sony gets the last laugh Letâ€™s thank North Korea World Market will leave the Panama City Mall this month and is moving to Pier Park North. Other mall businesses, Vitamin World, Hallmark and Benniganâ€™s, also have closed or will close due to slow traffic, and the restaurant is expected to move to #PCB in the future Deborah Jones Krauss The demand for shopping in Panama City is still there. People donâ€™t want to drive all the way to Pier Park but are left without options. The Panama City Mall owners need to upgrade and refurbish. The mall is run down and none of the merchants want to stay, and no new merchants want to invest in a crumbling rundown mall. The city needs to float whatever bond is necessary to go halves with the mall owners and refurbish the mall exterior and interior. It is in the cityâ€™s best interest as jobs and sales tax money will leave the city without the mall. William Sumner Seriously, whenâ€™s the last time the mall has been updated? 2000? Annie Hughes Holcombe I hate going to the mall for the kiosk attacks you face just going from store to store. Curtis Pennington Amen to that ! ... Like vultures. Christine Bruffy Meyer Well for that matter, there are kiosks at Pier Park as well. What do 10,000 beach balls and 40,000 people have in common? They all were at Pier Park for the annual New Yearâ€™s Eve festivities Panama City Beach Life I donâ€™t mind adults participating, but I always try to make sure kids get beach balls before I even consider getting one. If I end up snagging one and see a kid who missed out, I gift it to him/her. Dawn Amora They need to set up an area just for the kids. We went last year and my wheelchair-bound daughter nearly got trampled on by the big kids. It was very frightening. Kelly H Davis Itâ€™s a beach ball. You can buy one anywhere for like a dollar. Holli McRae This should be a kids only activity. I had an adult snatch one from my kid one year ... what does an adult want with a beach ball? Pam McCusker The parking lots for all those hotels around Pier Park were full last night! Hope everyone stays safe and is mindful of the children there! Also donâ€™t drink and drive! Stay off the roads! Thereâ€™s a lot of unclaimed property in Florida, including money in dormant bank accounts, trust funds and more. Our Chris Olwell has the details on the â€œFlorida Treasure Hunt.â€ Kari McNeal I actually got a check from this site from an old employer when I lived in Tennessee but it did take a long time to get it (like almost two months) but I got it none the less. Amy Sage My name popped up on this once, but when I went to claim it I couldnâ€™t because I no longer had documents with the address I lived at at that time. Addresses change but my name, Social Security number, driver license number, etc., never has. If it is money owed to me, it should have been given to me. Marlene Hintz Iâ€™m still trying to retrieve $67 from the state that was withheld for a health savings account they canâ€™t find from over three years ago, and $199 in a state retirement account. I was never provided an account number for the HSA, and they had no luck finding it using my name and Social Security number. Did I mention I used to work for the Florida Department of Revenue? 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But a series of rulings from judges in Florida â€” mirroring those in many other states â€” found the ban discriminatory and a violation of the 14th Amendmentâ€™s guarantee of equal treatment and due process. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi still has appeals of the rulings pending in state and federal courts. Those cases could cause further turmoil if one of the appeals courts agrees with Bondiâ€™s position that marriage should be defined by each state. The Associated Press contributed to this report. REACTIONS from Page A1 â€œLogistically, weâ€™re going to keep things as normal as possible for our citizens.â€ The lift on the gay marriage ban received mixed â€” but passionate â€” reaction in Washington County. â€œI think itâ€™s an exciting time to be in Washington County,â€ said Myra Hood. â€œIâ€™ve watched loved ones live in frustration and discrimination for far too long. This is another step forward in ensuring equal rights for all citizens, and Iâ€™m proud to say I live right here where the fire was lit for Floridaâ€™s marriage equality.â€ Tim Lanham, pastor of Live Oak Baptist Church, is among local spiritual leaders opposed to lifting of the gay marriage ban. Other pastors and I are â€œopposed to the decision on three points,â€ Lanham said. â€œFirst, it doesnâ€™t represent the will of the people. Washington County has voted in favor of traditional marriage at a much higher percentage than the rest of the state. Secondly, itâ€™s bad for society because it creates a breakdown of the real family unit, and the real family unit is the strength on which our nation is built. Finally, we also oppose gay marriage because itâ€™s unbiblical, and we stand on biblical principles. Marriage was first ordained by God, not man.â€ Lanham also stressed that while heâ€™s against gay marriage, he has no ill will toward Russ and Schlairet. â€œWe do not hate or dislike these gentlemen who filed the original suit,â€ he said. â€œWe just stand for traditional marriage.â€ Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) â€” A multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before two suspects were caught in a New Yearâ€™s Day shootout that wounded two West Virginia police officers, authorities said Friday. Investigators began piecing together the crime Thursday around 4 p.m. when two Lewisburg, W.Va., officers pulled over an SUV on a highway outside the city, Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police said in a news release. The SUV had a North Carolina license plate showing it had been stolen, according to police. During the traffic stop, a second vehicle â€” a truck â€” pulled over nearby. As the officers conducted the stop, the driver of the truck shot at them with a handgun, wounding both officers, Baylous said. One officer returned fire, wounding the suspect in the leg. Baylous said the driver of the SUV fled and hid but later turned himself in. The driver of the truck also fled and was eventually taken into custody, Baylous said. Investigators then discovered two bodies under a mattress in the bed of the truck. Baylous identified the suspects as Eric Campbell, 21, and Edward Campbell, 54, of Texas. Police said Edward Campbell was the driver of the truck and the gunman who was wounded. Police said the two identified themselves as father and son. Theyâ€™ll be charged with malicious assault and attempted murder of a police officer, police said. Lewisburg police Chief Tim Stover said the wounded officers were Lt. Jeromy Dove, a 16-year veteran of the force, and Patrolman Nicholas Sams, a rookie just out of training. Dove sustained a graze shot in the back of his neck. Sams had shrapnel in his forehead. Stover said he expected they would leave the hospital Friday. â€œThey were both wearing bulletproof vests, and they were very beneficial to preventing further injuries or worse injuries,â€ Stover said. Both officers are temporarily on administrative leave. A third officer was at the scene but wasnâ€™t shot, Stover said. Police didnâ€™t immediately identify the bodies found in the vehicle, but Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins Jr. told Raleigh TV station WRAL that the bodies were those of Jerome Faulkner, 73, and his wife, Dora Faulkner, 62. The sheriff told the station that the two suspects burst into the Faulknersâ€™ home near Oak Hill on Thursday morning, set the house on fire and took the couple and their SUV. Wilkins said it wasnâ€™t immediately clear why the two were targeted or whether they were killed in the initial attack or sometime later. The Associated Press could not reach Wilkins Friday. Court records in Brazoria County, south of Houston, show that Edward Campbell was arrested last September for aggravated assault, a second-degree felony in Texas. Court officials could provide no other details Friday, saying his case file had been sealed. E RIC C AMPBE LL Israel police say settlers attacked U.S. officials in West Bank JERUSALEM (AP) â€” Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses said. The incident is likely to further chill relations between Israel and the United States, already tense over American criticisms of Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and Israeli perceptions that President Barack Obama is only lukewarm in his support of Israeli diplomatic and security policies. Settlers often have spoken against what they call foreign interference in their affairs, but this is the first known physical attack against diplomatic personnel. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that a small number of settlers threw rocks at officials who had come to an area near the Jewish settlement outpost of Adi Ad in two consular vehicles to look into Palestinian claims that settlers uprooted scores of Palestinian olive trees the day before. He said that after the rock barrage began, the vehicles left the area, adding that police had opened an inquiry following the filing of an official complaint. Another police official, spokeswoman Luba Samri, said that the American security personnel did not use their weapons during the attack. Awad Abu Samra, who owns the land in the village of Tormousyya where the damage to the olive trees allegedly took place, said he accompanied the officials with two relatives. He described the officials as security personnel who had arrived in the village in advance of a larger party from the American consulate in Jerusalem, which was scheduled to arrive in the village later that afternoon. â€œThere were six security guards from the consulate riding in two cars,â€ Abu Samra said. â€œWhen they got out of the cars they were attacked by young settlers from the outpost who were carrying clubs and axes. They struck the cars with clubs but the security guards did not respond with their weapons.â€ Abu Samra said that after the attack began the American security guards returned to their vehicles and drove away, explaining that they were under strict instructions not to engage the settlers in any way. He said that the planned visit of the additional officials from the consulate was called off after the incident. SHANGHAI (AP) â€” Like hundreds of thousands of other revelers, 24-yearold Pan Haiqin decided to ring in the new year on Shanghaiâ€™s famed riverfront as the skyscrapers flashed and sparkled. But as the crowd grew and then turned into an out-of-control crush of bodies, the real estate professional never made it up steps to a viewing platform to see the dazzling lights. Almost 20 hours later, her parents and friends identified her trampled body in a city morgue, one of 36 people killed in one of the deadliest accidents in this showcase Chinese city. Some 49 others were injured. With authorities identifying 35 dead victims by name, hundreds of family members mourned the lost, who were mostly young women. On social media and TV airwaves, many Chinese were asking how such a tragedy could have happened in the heart of the countryâ€™s high-profile financial hub. â€œI blame myself for it. I did not protect her,â€ said Panâ€™s boyfriend, Zhao Weiwei, his eyes welling with tears. â€œShe was a cheerful woman who worked so hard in this city.â€ Families of Shanghai victims grieve, seek answers The incident is likely to further chill relations between Israel and the United States, already tense over American criticisms of Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and Israeli perceptions that President Barack Obama is only lukewarm in his support of Israeli diplomatic and security policies. They were both wearing bulletproof vests, and they were very beneficial to preventing further injuries or worse injuries.â€ â€” Tim Stover Lewisburg police chief
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Proposal calls for walkovers ban By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY BEACH â€” City attorneys have drafted an ordinance that would ban construction of private walkovers behind homes along Beach Boulevard. The City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed ordinance, which describes how the walkovers could be an eyesore, at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. â€œGiven the extraordinary height of the sand dunes south of Beach Boulevard, the council finds that the construction of private elevated dune walkovers will clutter the beach and its views and thus hinder the enjoyment of the beach by those using the existing beach accesses,â€ the proposed ordinance states. It also states there already are plenty of beach accesses along Beach Boulevard without the walkovers behind the homes. The ordinance also notes that the city maintains 11 public beach accesses about every 80 feet. It adds that the access points have been â€œfiercely guarded by the residents of this neighborhood specifically and city electors generally, who have consistently defeated several efforts to relocate or abandon beach easements in this neighborhood.â€ The controversy arose after neighbors recently complained about a wooden walkover built behind a home at 9802 Beach Blvd. It starts behind the house, extends over dunes and crosses state property out to the Gulf. The walkover railing juts up 6 to 9 feet, and neighbors said it has destroyed their views of the Gulf. Property owner Jason Roberts, who had the walkover built, told The News Herald in November that he canâ€™t win. He said he has another rental property where neighbors have Bear that attacked teen identified By TRISTA PRUETT 315-4445 | @tristapnwfdn email@example.com EASTPOINT â€” The bear that mauled a teenager who was walking her dog has been identified with the help of DNA testing. Florida fish and wildlife officials say that genetic samples taken from 15year-old Leah Reederâ€™s clothes matched samples taken from an adult female that was captured and euthanized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Dec. 22. FWC spokeswoman Karen Parker said six bears were captured. The four adults were euthanized and the two cubs were relocated and released. â€œWhat weâ€™re looking at is public safety,â€ Parker said. â€œThat is paramount for us.â€ The bear attacked Reeder in her small Franklin County community of Eastpoint on Dec. 20. She suffered lacerations to her head and face, as well as claw marks on her back and bite marks on her right arm and left leg. The attack was the first on a human in Northwest Florida. In April, a Lake Mary woman was hospitalized after a 200-pound bear attacked her near her home in Central Florida. At least seven bears were killed in response. Confrontations with bears should be reported to the FWC at 850-265-3676. Threatening bear activity should be reported to the FWCâ€™s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922). County seeks RESTORE assistant By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY â€” Bay County is advertising for a new position to help with administrative work in securing millions of dollars in 2010 oil spill-related grant funds that are expected to start flowing into the county this year. The county is advertising for the assistant to the RESTORE coordinator at a biweekly pay range of about $1,468 to $2,349, or $38,175 a year to $61,074 a year. The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act, or RESTORE Act, was created to help the Gulf of Mexicoâ€™s environment and economy recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and other harmful influences. Signed into law in July 2012, the RESTORE Act dedicates 80 percent of all Clean Water Act administrative and civil penalties related to the spill to a Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund. The new county employee is being added the county faces an increasing administrative workload to comply with federal laws to receive RESTORE, which could be coming in from several pots of money, said RESTORE Act Coordinator FWC | Special to The News Herald These cubs were tranquilized and relocated after a bear attack in Eastpoint in Franklin County. ANDREW WARDLOW | News Herald le photo Panama City Beach officials have proposed an ordinance that would ban construction of private walkovers such as this one behind homes on Beach Boulevard. The SEC and ACC are nothing but a bunch of cupcakes. I guess yesterdayâ€™s slaughters will shut them up for a while. Iâ€™m not trophy wife material. Iâ€™m more of a participation ribbon kind of gal. Maybe you shouldnâ€™t drink so much. Stayed at home for NYE to avoid Pier Park gridlock, got cold pizza blamed on Pier Park gridlock. You drive to shop? How quaint. We, on the PCB side of the bridge, have been having to go to your side of the bridge for years to shop. We all survived the trips. I understand profit is required in any business. Sadly some forget where they came from. Forget the workers who made them. Greed steps in. New yearâ€™s resolution: Never squall again. Hmmmm. That didnâ€™t last long. Happy New Year! I filled this bowl for two, with blackeyed peas of course. Never, never, never give up. Folks like Tony Bennett donâ€™t know when to give up the ghost. Heâ€™s had his day in the sun. Time to put his feet up and give his voice a rest. You are never quite as lonely with a buzz. Snow looks so pretty in painting and on Christmas cards. Under my feet though, I donâ€™t think so. My boots are too cute and only for show. And that, my FSU fans, is the sound of the fat lady singing. Ouch. Build all the stores you want downtown; who is stopping you? $8 million in unclaimed property. Not anymore, people. Iâ€™m claiming it all and none of it is mine. Someone has to do it, might as well be me. NEW (in anything) does not always = BETTER! Thank you, Noles, for the two wonderful, exciting years you gave your fans! Still proud and looking forward to next year. GO NOLES! Readers sound off Squall Line appears daily. Call 850-522-5133, or go to www.newsherald.com and click on the â€œSquall Liveâ€ icon. S quall L ine PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD SATURDAY January 3, 2015 Section B Local & State Facebook.com/ panamacitynewsherald Twitter: @The_News_Herald www.newsherald.com Ordinance would apply to Beach Boulevard A small dog hangs out near a fire hydrant. Bear that attacked teen identified A small dog hangs out near a fire hydrant. Sweet Pea, a 6-year-old miniature pinscher mix, plays fetch. year to $61,074 a year. Photos by HEATHER LEIPHART | The News Herald Hannah Davis, left, passes out treats to dogs Friday at the Al Helms Dog Park on Balboa Avenue, which opened in September. Seated beside her are Ellen Randig and her son, 10-month-old Elliot Parker. Canine excursion SEE WALKOVERS BAN | B2 SEE RESTORE ASSISTANT | B2
Page B2 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 6 a.m Noon 6 p.m Low Hazard Medium Hazard High Hazard Water closed to public Dangerous Marine Life High Low 73/61 73/63 75/65 73/66 72/65 74/65 76/66 78/68 77/63 63/61 76/66 76/66 75/64 74/67 74/66 74/67 77/64 74/64 70/45 57/44 62/46 57/32 Humid with rain Cooler with sun, then clouds Seasonably cool with clouds and sun Mostly sunny and breezy 74 64 72 68 64 Winds: WSW 8-16 mph Winds: NNE 8-16 mph Winds: NNW 6-12 mph Winds: N 10-20 mph Winds: SSE 10-20 mph Blountstown 13.24 ft. 15 ft. Caryville 9.77 ft. 12 ft. Clairborne 36.60 ft. 42 ft. Century 12.30 ft. 17 ft. Coffeeville, AL 30.58 ft. 29 ft. Through 7 a.m. Fri. Apalachicola 12:43a 9:27a 4:51p 8:43p Destin 8:44p 7:05a ----West Pass 12:16a 9:00a 4:24p 8:16p Panama City 8:20p 6:28a ----Port St. Joe 8:11p 5:54a ----Okaloosa Island 7:17p 6:11a ----Milton 10:57p 9:26a ----East Bay 10:01p 8:56a ----Pensacola 9:17p 7:39a ----Fishing Bend 9:58p 8:30a ----The Narrows 10:54p 10:30a ----Carrabelle 3:26p 7:14a --6:30p Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 15 Full Last New First Jan 4 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 26 Sunrise today ........... 6:39 a.m. Sunset tonight .......... 4:55 p.m. Moonrise today ........ 3:58 p.m. Moonset today ......... 5:04 a.m. Today Sun. Today Sun. Clearwater 81/68/pc 80/63/pc Daytona Beach 82/67/c 83/60/c Ft. Lauderdale 82/73/pc 82/71/s Gainesville 80/64/c 78/52/t Jacksonville 81/64/c 79/50/t Jupiter 82/73/pc 83/68/pc Key Largo 82/75/pc 81/72/s Key West 82/75/s 82/72/s Lake City 80/64/c 78/51/t Lakeland 83/66/pc 83/63/pc Melbourne 83/70/pc 83/66/pc Miami 83/73/pc 84/70/s Naples 84/69/pc 83/66/pc Ocala 82/65/c 80/57/c Okeechobee 82/68/pc 83/64/pc Orlando 84/68/pc 85/67/pc Palm Beach 82/74/pc 82/70/pc Tampa 81/69/pc 80/63/pc Today Sun. Today Sun. Baghdad 65/44/pc 62/41/pc Berlin 40/32/pc 39/31/sn Bermuda 72/68/pc 75/68/pc Hong Kong 67/61/s 70/64/s Jerusalem 51/40/sh 49/44/sh Kabul 48/23/s 47/26/pc London 46/32/r 42/37/pc Madrid 54/28/s 58/30/s Mexico City 70/41/c 70/42/sh Montreal 17/15/sn 43/12/i Nassau 84/69/pc 84/70/s Paris 54/35/c 43/31/pc Rome 57/43/pc 60/39/s Tokyo 47/36/s 49/39/s Toronto 36/33/sn 46/15/sh Vancouver 40/32/c 40/37/r Today Sun. Today Sun. Albuquerque 37/19/pc 40/22/s Anchorage 19/9/s 16/8/s Atlanta 61/58/sh 63/35/r Baltimore 41/38/r 64/36/r Birmingham 67/53/t 54/30/c Boston 35/33/sn 56/35/r Charlotte 50/48/r 68/37/t Chicago 35/28/i 29/-2/sf Cincinnati 58/47/r 48/16/sh Cleveland 48/47/i 49/14/sn Dallas 50/30/c 38/24/s Denver 31/3/sn 31/14/pc Detroit 37/36/sn 39/10/sn Honolulu 74/65/pc 76/64/s Houston 59/39/r 51/31/s Indianapolis 49/35/r 36/7/sf Kansas City 37/8/i 16/5/s Las Vegas 50/31/s 53/35/s Los Angeles 61/46/s 68/49/s Memphis 67/42/t 45/25/s Milwaukee 35/27/sn 28/-5/sf Minneapolis 30/-3/c 1/-12/pc Nashville 63/47/r 48/24/pc New Orleans 75/54/t 63/40/pc New York City 43/42/c 61/37/r Oklahoma City 37/18/c 28/17/s Philadelphia 43/42/r 64/38/r Phoenix 54/36/s 63/40/s Pittsburgh 47/44/i 55/21/sh St. Louis 46/32/r 33/15/pc Salt Lake City 32/21/pc 40/31/c San Antonio 63/37/s 52/28/s San Diego 61/45/s 68/48/s San Francisco 58/43/s 60/44/pc Seattle 44/38/c 48/47/r Topeka 38/10/i 18/8/s Tucson 51/30/s 62/36/s Wash., DC 44/43/r 66/40/r Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Gulf Temperature: 61 Today: Wind from the southsoutheast at 10-20 knots. Seas 3-5 feet. Visibility under 2 miles in an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. Tomorrow: Wind from the south-southwest at 10-20 knots becoming northwest. Seas 3-5 feet. Visibility less than 3 miles in rain. Cloudy, warm and humid, a thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds south-southeast 10-20 mph. High/low ......................... 65/54 Last year's High/low ...... 61/40 Normal high/low ............. 63/42 Record high ............. 79 (1972) Record low ............... 23 (1984) 24 hours through 4 p.m. .. 0.00" Month to date .................. 0.00" Normal month to date ...... 0.27" Year to date ..................... 0.00" Normal year to date ......... 0.27" Average humidity .............. 95% through 4 p.m. yesterday High/low ......................... 67/54 Last year's High/low ...... 61/38 Normal high/low ............. 61/45 Record high ............. 78 (1975) Record low ............... 20 (1964) 24 hours through 4 p.m. ... trace Month to date ................... trace Normal month to date ...... 0.30" Year to date ...................... trace Normal year to date ......... 0.30" Average humidity .............. 82% PANAMA CITY Port St. Joe Apalachicola Tallahassee Perry Quincy Monticello Marianna Chipley DeFuniak Springs Pensacola FORT WALTON BEACH Crestview Destin Carrabelle Mobile Bainbridge Valdosta FLORIDA CITIES City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W WORLD CITIES City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W NATIONAL CITIES City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W TODAY FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST FLORIDA High Low REGIONAL WEATHER Weather(W): ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow urries, snsnow, iice. Shown is todayâ€™s weather. Temperatures are todayâ€™s highs and tonightâ€™s lows. Shown are todayâ€™s noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. TIDES MARINE FORECAST BEACH FLAG WARNINGS The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. UV INDEX TODAY ALMANAC SUN AND MOON MOON PHASES RIVER LEVELS Offshore Northwest Florida Flood Level Stage Apalachicola Choctawhatchee Alabama Escambia Tombigbee Temperatures Precipitation Panama City Temperatures Precipitation Fort Walton Beach WEATHER AP The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns April 21, 2010, after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico off the southeast tip of Louisiana. Bay County is seeking an assistant to the RESTORE coordinator to help apply for grants related to the disaster. WALKOVERS BAN from Page B1 RES T ORE ASSIS T ANT from Page B1 complained that tenants trampled the sea oats on the dunes and that he could have faced fines from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Roberts said he hired a walkover designer for the $18,000 project who previously had worked for DEP, which issued permits for the walkover. Roberts said he can understand why some neighbors are displeased about what the walkover is doing to their views, but he simply was following DEP design standards and regulations. â€œI do understand all the sides,â€ he said. â€œI feel for those (neighbors). Iâ€™m caught in the middle.â€ Panama City Beach Planning Director Mel Leonard has said that what makes Robertsâ€™ walkway different from others on Panama City Beach is its height and distance. The shoreline along Beach Boulevard has more dunes than other areas, which means the walkovers will end up much higher than those built on other beaches, he added. City Councilman Rick Russell, who proposed the ordinance, said this week that he empathizes with the neighborsâ€™ concerns. He said there are plenty of beach accesses along that street, so the dune walkovers arenâ€™t necessary. The walkover â€œto me seemed a little bit intrusive to what we want the beach to look like,â€ he said. â€œI personally donâ€™t want to see a bunch of large walkways lining the beach. I think that is a little unsightly.â€ He said the wood from the walkovers also could wash into homes during a strong storm or hurricane. Russell said Roberts followed all the legal steps to secure permits for the walkover, so there is nothing that can be done to remove it. â€œThey did it legally,â€ he said. â€œThey followed all the right steps.â€ Jim Muller. The Bay County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee has chosen 22 projects to move forward to the full application phase for a $6.3 million pot of money expected to come to the county this year. The federal government and Transocean, which owned and operated the oil rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, have agreed to a settlement that will provide the funds, but the main source of funds is anticipated to come from the federal lawsuit against BP. The total amount coming to the county could add up to $120 million. The grant process for the funds expected to come to the county this year is being handled through the U.S. Treasury, and there is a lot of administrative work involved in complying with the rules, Muller said. â€œWeâ€™ll have to have a grant application that is writtenâ€ for projects chosen, Muller said. â€œWeâ€™ll have to have certain performance measures. Weâ€™ll have to have budgets, and then weâ€™ll have to be tracking all that to make sure weâ€™re following everything weâ€™re supposed to be doing for the RESTORE Act monies. We have to make sure that the money is spent correctly and that weâ€™re achieving what we are supposed to do with the money, meeting the measures that we set out.â€ Muller said the ideal candidate has experience in the grant process. â€œThey donâ€™t have to be familiar to this particular process,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s an evolving situation with Treasury, so I guess to me the person needs to have the capability to be able to do what is necessary rather than the specific experience for that particular thing,â€ Muller said. â€œBut they need to be able to deal with various software systems.â€ The citizens committee will recommend projects for funding to the County Commission in March. After the commission chooses what projects to move ahead with, the real administrative work kicks in, Muller said. â€œThen (the projects) get sent through the federal grant process,â€ Muller said. â€œWeâ€™ll send in our plan. The Treasury will review it and then come back with their comments. After they come back with their comments, weâ€™ll actually fill out the grant applications themselves for each of the projects.â€ S TATE Briefs The Associated Press MIAMI W oman killed crossing S outh Florida expressway Authorities said one woman was killed and three children were critically injured when a group tried to cross a South Florida expressway. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a group of three adults and seven children was trying to cross the Palmetto Expressway to get to a Hialeah Chuck E. Cheeseâ€™s Thursday afternoon when four members of the group were hit by a southbound SUV. FHP reported that 24-year-old Angela Lee Johnson died at the scene while the three children â€” ages 4, 7 and 9 â€” were airlifted to a Miami trauma center. Itâ€™s unlikely the SUVâ€™s driver will face charges, but the other adults in the group crossing the expressway could face child endangerment charges. Investigators are trying to determine why the group attempted to cross the expressway instead of using a nearby underpass. DAYTONA BEACH Central Florida man dies after falling in fuel tank Police said a 41-year-old man has died, days after falling into a fuel tank he was cleaning. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thomas Wood had been in critical condition since the Monday accident at a RaceTrac gas station in Daytona Beach. Wood and another man had been cleaning the tanks when Wood fell in. Co-worker Dustin Reed told authorities the tankâ€™s lid was open when he went to his truck to do paperwork. When he returned a short time later, he didnâ€™t see Wood. He found the man about two minutes later at the bottom of the 6-foot-deep well. Daytona Beach Fire Department crews performed CPR and took Wood to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating. LEHIGH ACRES Florida man dies after crashing van into house Deputies said a southwest Florida man is dead after stealing a van and later crashing into a house. The Lee County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a call Thursday evening about a man who was being belligerent and refusing to leave the Dollar General store in Lehigh Acres. While deputies were heading to the store, additional callers said the man had stolen a van from the storeâ€™s parking lot. Officials said two witnesses followed the van until it crashed into the garage of a house and struck two vehicles.
LOCAL & STATE Saturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B3 On Jan. 1, 2015, Dr. John Dieter Diggs left us. He died a peaceful, painless death in Covenant Hospice, in Panama City, Fla., surrounded by close friends, his daughter, Ashley, and his son, Ethan. John Dieter Diggs was a man of man talents. He served three tours in Vietnam, one as a Special Forces Medic, one as an Aero-Rifle Platoon Leader, and one as a scout and attack helicopter platoon leader. Upon his return to the United States, John left active service, joined the Reserves, worked odd jobs, and began his educational trek which culminated with his graduation from Auburn Universityâ€™s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. During his military service John was awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with V (Valor) device, the Air Medal with V device and numeral 30 (30 awards), the Purple Heart with one oak leaf cluster, and the Army Commendation Medal with V device. As a Veterinarian John warmed the hearts of many. He was a kind, compassionate, and gentle caregiver, who could calm the fiercest of animals. All animals were sacred to John and he indeed had a gift for helping those in need. He was born Hans Dieter Peters on April 7, 1944, in the eastern part of Germany, to Gerlinde Maria Peters, nee Harliss, and Captain Erhard Peters. His father was a German Luftwaffe Night Fighter pilot, who had achieved 22 aerial victories and had been awarded the Knights Cross to the Iron cross. His father was shot down and killed in February 1944, just before John was born. As WWII was ending his Mother, Gerlinde, made her way toward American lines, where she was initially told she would have to return to the Russian sector. However, upon discovery that she could speak five languages to include fluent English, she was hired as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. While in the employ of the Army she met and married Johnâ€™s adoptive father, Cletus Leo Diggs, who at the time was an Army E-7. His father raised John as his own and as John often said, was responsible for the discipline in his life. Cletus Leo Diggs ultimately achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major and retired from the Army. Cletus and Gerlinde lived long enough to see the birth of Johnâ€™s daughter, Ashley, in 1987 and maintained close contact with Ashley and her mother Sherry Lynn Shackelford. After John graduated from Auburn, he established his first veterinary practice in Dadeville, Ala. In 1986 he returned to his home in Ozark and established his practice on Highway 134 in Daleville. In December 2002, when Dr. Fontaine decided to move his practice from 61 Troy Edmundson Road in Daleville to Dothan, John bought the Dale Animal Hospital and opened for business in February 2003. While running Dale Animal Hospital John also returned to the Flight Line as a contract instructor pilot. John left the Flight Line in 2014 with 16,000 plus flight hours. Later in the year he had decided to sell or lease the Dale Animal Hospital in 2015 and move to Utah here, in his words, things would finally be peaceful. John was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He served as the Post Surgeon for both organizations. He was an avid collector of German memorabilia from WWII and was known for his expertise on uniforms and badges. He also had a collection of memorabilia from Vietnam, which he willed to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. On Oct. 20, John was taken to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where he was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage: a bleed under his skull. His condition seemed to be improving after an intracranial drain was emplaced to reduce pressure. The hemorrhage and associated intracranial pressure resulted in no meaningful communication with John after Oct. 22. After a week the drain was removed and replaced with a shunt. Unfortunately, neither the drain nor the shunt was successful in preventing a catastrophic stroke to the left side of his brain. The stroke left him paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak or understand language. After thirty days from his catastrophic stroke there was no improvement in his condition. At that point in accordance with his wishes John Dieter Diggs was moved to Covenant Hospice. John was preceded in death by his younger sister, Judith Ann Smith, nee Diggs; his father, Captain Erhard Peters, German Air Force; his adoptive father, CSM(Ret) Cletus Leo Diggs, U.S. Army, and his mother, Gerlinde Maria Diggs. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Erin Shackelford-Diggs; Ashleyâ€™s mother, Sherry Lynn Shackelford; his grandson, William Preston Baker; his son, Johan Ethan HilgersDiggs; and his son, Michael Blake Parish. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the SOS Animal Shelter, 25944 Alabama Highway 134, Enterprise, AL 36330, (334) 393-1743 and that each of his friends purchase a Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen beer and raise it in his honor. Viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at the Searcy Funeral Home in Enterprise, Ala. (right across from Loweâ€™s). Following the viewing there will be a brief funeral service at the Searcy Chapel. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Southeast Medical Hospital, Nolan Hospital, and Covenant Hospice for their care and compassion. You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website: www. searcyfuneralhome.com. Searcy Funeral Home 1301 Neal Metcalf Rd., Hwy, 167 N Enterprise, Ala. 36330 (334) 393-2273 John Dieter Diggs JOHN DIGGS Kenneth Shaffer, 82, of Panama City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at his home. On Christmas Day 1951, Kenneth married the only woman he ever loved, Carol Monast. He joined the Air Force where he served in Germany as a radio operator. In 1961 the family relocated from Pennsylvania to Florida where he went to work at Sears. He rose through the ranks until his retirement after 33 years of service. Kenneth enjoyed Monday at Bonefish and his weekly Methodist Menâ€™s Club Breakfasts as well as trips to Biloxi and the occasional â€œfriendlyâ€ poker game. His greatest enjoyment came from his family and helping others. Kenneth was very community oriented, and was affiliated with many organizations and their boards. These include the Panama City Housing Authority, Family Services, United Way, Red Cross, Girls Club, Heart Association, Optimist Club, FSU-PC, Code Enforcement, Lucille Moore PTA, Junior Major League, Clear Light Halfway House, Forest Park UMC Menâ€™s Club and the Sears Retirees. Kenneth was also very active politically with the Young Republicans as well as helping with numerous campaigns. He was preceded in death by his one true love and wife of 57 years, Carol Monast Shaffer; his parents, Alvin Adam Shaffer and Ellen Catherine Shaffer; his brothers, Alvin and Donald Shaffer; and his sister, Ann Kelley. Survivors include his children, Ken and Donna Shaffer, Eileen and Barry Van Boxtel, and Amy and Richard Hernandez; his brothers, Bill and Richard Shaffer; a sister, Carolyn Purvin; his grandchildren, Jared Hernandez, Ellen and Tony Evans, Erica and Lacy Dunn, Rachel and Shawn Boden, Brad Van Boxtel and Michael Van Boxtel; his greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Carter, and Cooper Evans, Xander and Parker Dunn, Dakota, McKynzi, MaryJane and Jameson Boden; his faithful dogs Fanny and Molly and countless friends and people whose lives he touched. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Friedman officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday evening, Jan. 2, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St., Panama City, FL 32405 or to a favorite charity in Kenâ€™s name. Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Ave. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-763-4694 www.kentforestlawn.com Kenneth Shaffer KENNETH S HAFFER Dorothy Jean George Dorothy Jean George, 81, of Panama City, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2014. She was born on Jan. 30, 1933, and was a homemaker, beloved wife and mother. She is survived by her husband, Wayne George; her son and daughterin-law, David and Linda George; her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Nathan Dunn; her son, Donald George; and grandchildren, Savannah, Rebekkah, Seth and Aubrey George and Kyle and Joseph Dunn. In lieu of flowers we would like donations made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Foundation of America (AFA). Private burial services will be announced at a later date. Brockâ€™s Home Town Funeral Home 5907 Highway 22 Callaway, Fla. 32404 850-874-0818 James â€˜Jimâ€™ Warren Booth James â€œJimâ€ Warren Booth, 85, of Flushing, Mich., and Panama City Beach, Fla., died Dec. 25, 2014. A celebration of Jimâ€™s life will take place in Flushing, Mich., at a later date. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com. Lâ€™Gena Mattingly Lâ€™Gena Mattingly, 68, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.. Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Doris Virginia Sword Doris Virginia Sword, 94, of Panama City, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Joseph Rogers Funeral services for Joseph Rogers will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the St. Andrew United Methodist Church 2001 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401; Emerald Coast Hospice, 421 W. Oak Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401 or your favorite charity. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Robert Leon Way Robert Leon Way, 94, of Panama City, died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilson Funeral Home. Poshie Stinson Comer Mrs. Poshie Stinson Comer, 95, of Panama City, Fla., died on Dec. 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church. Battle Memorial Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Mattie Stell Watson Rogers Mother Mattie Stell Watson Rogers, 83, of Port St. Joe, Fla., died on Dec. 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. E.S.T. at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church, Port St. Joe, Fla. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Enterprise, Ala. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services at the church. Battle Memorial Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. Jerry Williams 1945 â€“ 2014 Jerry L. Williams, of Lynn Haven died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Grace Presbyterian Church. Followed by a celebration of life in the social hall. Those desiring may make memorial donations to Grace Cares at Grace Presbyterian Church. DEATHS & FUNERALS Guidelines & deadlines Obituary notices are written by funeral homes and relatives of the deceased. The News Herald reserves the right to edit for AP style and format. Families submitting notices must type them in a typeface and font that can be scanned into a computer. Deadline for obituaries is 3 p.m. daily for the following dayâ€™s newspaper. Obituaries may be e-mailed to email@example.com or delivered to The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City. O nline guest books View todayâ€™s obituaries and sign the online guest books of your loved ones at newsherald.com/obituaries Gov. Scott vows to focus on jobs during second term TALLAHASSEE (AP) â€” Hardened by winning re-election by another thin margin, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is charging into his second term by promising to keep working on the same agenda that drove his first four years in office. Scott, who will be inaugurated on Tuesday on the steps of the old Capitol, maintains his focus will remain on improving the stateâ€™s economy, bolstering Floridaâ€™s schools and holding the line on college tuition increases. â€œIâ€™m going to do the same exact thing now and focus on the things I told people I would do,â€ Scott said in an interview with The Associated Press. â€œSo when I finish my eight years we will be the best place to get a job, we will be a great place to get a great education and you will live in a safe community.â€ He added: â€œBy doing my job Iâ€™m going to make it very difficult for anybody to say they would like to live anyplace else.â€ Scott was seen in the run-up to the 2014 elections as one of the most vulnerable governors in the nation, with polls consistently showing that a majority of Floridians didnâ€™t approve of the job he was doing. But Scott won re-election by 64,000 votes after a bruising, expensive and negative campaign against a former governor, Republicanturned-Democrat Charlie Crist. One key element of Scottâ€™s pitch to voters was that the stateâ€™s economy had improved and unemployment had fallen since he took office in January 2011. That uptick in the economy should help the 62-year-old Republican as he pushes a much more restrained â€” and focusedâ€” agenda. Scott is promising to boost education spending to record levels, while at the same time cutting taxes by $1 billion over the next years and increasing spending on environmental programs. The success of Scottâ€™s second term, however, will hinge greatly on the GOP-controlled Florida Legislature. Many of Scottâ€™s campaign promises require approval from state legislators. But the governorâ€™s relationship with his GOP colleagues has been rocky at times. With no future race on the horizon, Republican legislators could buck Scott on some of his key priorities. Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, contended that Scott will continue to have considerable sway over legislators. â€œAnytime you have a veto pen you donâ€™t have lame duck status,â€ Gardiner said. Scott also predicted he would continue to work well with lawmakers. â€œWe have had four good sessions and we will have another four good sessions,â€ Scott said. Scott also will have fresh challenges. Among them will be negotiations this year on a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Meanwhile, the governor continues to grapple with lingering scandals that remain from his first four years in office. Earlier this month he tapped Julie Jones, the former head of the state agency that oversees the highway patrol, to try to turn around Floridaâ€™s troubled prison system that has been under scrutiny for inmate deaths, abuse and allegations of cover-ups. Still there are signs Scott will approach his second term in a much different way than he opened his first four years office. Scott isnâ€™t making bold sweeping promises like he did in 2010 when he vowed to slash billions in government spending and taxes while pursuing tough anti-immigration policies. Heâ€™s made changes to the top ranks of state government, but heâ€™s also kept several holdovers from his first term. Even the way heâ€™s handling his inauguration has changed. Four years ago he held a series of elaborate events including a massive black-tie ball. This time around, Scott nixed the ball and a parade and said he wanted to have an inauguration centered around his push for job creation. The money raised for the inaugural events has shrunken from roughly $3 million to less than $800,000. Scott held barbecues at businesses around the state, and he plans to highlight people who have gotten jobs in his inauguration speech. In 2010, Scott campaigned with the backing of many tea party conservatives, but in the second half of his first term he abandoned his push for immigration changes and even advocated expanding Medicaid eligibility that was included in President Barack Obamaâ€™s health care overhaul. G OV. R IC K S COTT
LOCA L & STATE Page B4 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 DAYTONA BEACH SHORES (AP) â€” Authorities say a man lost his right hand while ringing in the New Year in Daytona Beach Shores. Volusia County Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris says 35year-old Gene Hartwell was injured by the explosion about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Hartwell walked to his house and called 911. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 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The Ledger reports that doctors expect Karissa Hooks to make a full recovery. The sheriffâ€™s office has euthanized the dog. Horstman says Karissaâ€™s aunt told investigators that she was in a bedroom with the dog and the girl when she turned and saw the dog â€œhad hold of the babyâ€™s face.â€ Karissa remained hospitalized at a Tampa hospital. Horstman says the dog did not have a history of biting, and the family released it to authorities. Florida man loses hand in fireworks explosion Boy Scout gives back to elderly veterans PORT CHARLOTTE â€” Joseph Parent, 17, spread Christmas cheer recently at the local veterans nursing home. On Dec. 12, the Charlotte High School junior brought members of his Boy Scout Troop 37 with him to visit with the residents at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, along with Cub Scout Pack 310 and the National Elementary Honor Society at Deep Creek Elementary School. The 120-bed facility provides both skilled and dementia nursing care to veteran residents. The youth and some of their parents went around the building caroling. The honor society members gave out letters written by Deep Creek Elementary School fifthgraders. The Cub Scouts gave out handmade ornaments that later were hung on a donated Christmas tree set up on the lanai. Joan Jacobson, widow of the World War II Medal of Honor recipient for whom the nursing home is named, brought out his medal to show the youth, as a surprise after the caroling. Then, Joseph presented a $2,500 check from Walmart Distribution Center 7023, which will go toward resident activity funds, including group activities like bingo, movies, luncheons and special events. He estimated that around $2,500 in personal necessity items also were donated. While presenting the check, Joseph gave a speech summarizing the community service project, followed by a reception with a cake that said to the veterans: â€œThank you for your service.â€ â€œThe veterans, they gave something to us, and it feels good to give back to them,â€ he said. Anne Marie McEvoy, the homeâ€™s activity director, said residents still are talking about the visit. â€œThey couldnâ€™t believe how wonderful the young children are that care about them,â€ she said. Joseph said a veteran to whom he gave a letter at a Veterans Day Parade in fifth grade told him how much the letter he wrote meant to him, and this inspired him to do more for veterans. â€œItâ€™s fabulous, and he has motivated me beyond words,â€ said Susan Heneka, who asked Joseph to march in that Veterans Day Parade and hand his letter to a veteran along the sidewalk. â€œWe forget to thank our veterans way too often, and once a year to me is not enough.â€ As part of the educational part of his project, he asked one of the resident veterans, Charles Munger, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, to hold a question-and-answer session with fourth-grade elementary school students at Deep Creek. Joseph is a Life Scout for Boy Scout Troop 37. He organized these community service activities as a part of his Eagle Scout Project. Eagle is the highest achievement level in Boy Scouting. â€œMy grandfather is a Life Scout,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m hoping to get a step above and go for Eagle.â€ Joseph is now three merit badges and some paperwork away from becoming an Eagle Scout. â€œIâ€™m extremely proud of him,â€ said Larry Platz, his grandfather. â€œVery few 17-year-old boys do that kind of thing. I canâ€™t wipe the smile off my face.â€ AP Joseph Parent, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 37, presented a $2,500 check from Walmart Distribution Center 7023 to the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, named in honor of the World War II Medal of Honor recipient. The check presentation was part of Josephâ€™s Eagle Scout project. From left: Joan Jacobson, widow of Jacobson; Charles Munger, resident; Joseph; and a couple of his fellow Scouts. Over 80 riders hit road for inaugural run PORT CHARLOTTE â€” More than 80 riders hit the road on New Yearâ€™s Day for the inaugural High Noon Run, a local motorcycle event to promote sobriety and safety this holiday season. But John Morton of Port Charlotte was not one of them. Morton, who had shoulder-replacement surgery in October, couldnâ€™t ride Thursday because he is still recovering from an accident eight years ago, when a hit-and-run driver ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of him on a twolane road in West Virginia. â€œI broadsided him at 55 mph. I didnâ€™t even leave a skid mark,â€ he said. Morton was airlifted to a medical center, spent five days in the intensive care unit, and was treated for a collapsed lung, cracked ribs, head trauma, and a shattered shoulder that never did get right. After that near-death experience, Morton joined the Christian Motorcyclists Association. â€œI rededicated my life to Christ,â€ he said. â€œIt reminded me there is a God. If He wasnâ€™t with me, I probably wouldnâ€™t have survived.â€ The Son Chasers chapter of the CMA in Port Charlotte organized the 75-mile ride, with kickstands going up at noon at Community Life Center on Edgewater Drive, then proceeding through DeSoto County and back for a late lunch at the Downtown Gatorz Bar & Grill in Punta Gorda. The motivation shared by participants was to stay sober on New Yearâ€™s Eve, and be alive for the run New Yearâ€™s Day. â€œOur first priority is riding, not drinking, then enjoy the day,â€ said Paul Pawlicki, Son Chasers president and chaplain of the Peace River Chapter of ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education). And there is another source of significance for the ride. â€œWe are expressing our love of God,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s a very positive force in the community.â€ John Little, vice president of the local ABATE chapter, said his group advocates for motorcycle rights â€” in favor of tougher laws on texting while driving, and against rules requiring helmets. The Port Charlotte resident also urges safe driving for all motorists. â€œParticularly this time of season, when there are a lot of elderly people here from up North who are not used to seeing motorcycles because of the cold there,â€ Little said. â€œThey need to be more aware and more alert for motorcyclists, and we have to drive defensively.â€ The first-time event drew folks from Sarasota, Lee and DeSoto counties, and attracted Kathryn Weldon, president of the newly founded Englewood-based Thunder Maidens chapter of the Women in the Wind motorcycle group. â€œI love to ride and feel the wind in your hair,â€ she said. For more information about the Son Chasers CMA group, contact Pawlicki at 941-457-5330. AP Motorcyclists line up on New Yearâ€™s Day along Edgewater Drive during their 75-mile High Noon Run, an event promoting safety and sobriety. I rededicated my life to Christ. It reminded me there is a God. If He wasnâ€™t with me, I probably wouldnâ€™t have survived.â€ â€” John Morton Motorcycle rider
LOCA L & STATE Saturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B5 Rheumatology E m e r a l d C o a s t Ou r Ad mi ni st er ed Bi ol og ic s In cl ude: We Ac ce pt Mo st In su ra nc es In cl udin g: Is One O f e Ar ea 's Le ad in g Sp ec ia li st s And Is Bo ar d-C er ti ed In Rh euma tol og y An d In te rn al Me dicin e. No w Ac ce pt in g Ne w Pa ti en ts for In fu si on er ap y! St at e-O fe-A rt In fu si on Su it e (850 ) 215-6400 3890 Je nks Av en ue, Ly nn Hav en, FL 3244 4 Mon day Thur sd ay: 8: 00 am â€“ 5:00 pm | Frida y: 8:00 am â€“ 12: 00 pm Ba ld wi n 26t h St Je nk s Av e FAA authorizes drone use for mosquito control in the Keys KEY WEST (AP) â€” The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District plans to use two drones to search for standing water in remote spots. The Key West Citizen reported that itâ€™s the first time the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized drones for mosquito control in the U.S. The districtâ€™s executive director, Michael Doyle, said the drones only will fly between Sugarloaf and Key Largo to avoid coming with 5 miles of the airports in Key West and Miami. Doyle said the district is concerned about a proposed Key West ordinance that would ban all drones within city limits unless an owner has permission from the FAA to fly a drone. Doyle said that ordinance doesnâ€™t address the potential risk of drones colliding with district helicopters that can fly low over the ground. Miami mom accused of beating son, killing puppy MIAMI (AP) â€” Police say a Miami mother beat her son with a rope and killed his puppy by repeatedly slamming it on the floor. The Miami Herald reports 26-year-old Charlotte Wonjah remains in jail after a New Yearâ€™s Day court appearance on child abuse and cruelty to animals charges. Police say she admitted to â€œanger issuesâ€ and said she â€œdid not want to clean after the dog.â€ Sheâ€™s accused of beating her 8-year-old son, whose body had bruises and markings in different stages of healing. Wonjah was booked into jail on Tuesday after police say she attacked her boyfriend when he returned home with gifts for their children and for their mother. She faces two counts of misdemeanor battery for that episode. It isnâ€™t known whether she has an attorney. 3 killed, 6 injured in New Yearâ€™s crash MACCLENNY (AP) â€” A New Yearâ€™s crash killed three people and injured six others near Macclenny in north Florida. The Florida Highway Patrol says a car driven by a teenager failed to return to the eastbound lane of U.S. 90 after passing another car and crashed head-on into a sports utility vehicle carrying a family of seven. The Florida TimesUnion reports the crash happened around 2 a.m. on New Yearâ€™s Day. Troopers say the crash killed 17-year-old Davis Benjamin Schafer and his 17-year-old passenger, Jessica Perry, both of Jacksonville. The crash also killed 33-year-old Levi James Town who was driving the SUV. His 31-yearold wife, Amber Dawn Town, and five children were taken to hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville, all in serious condition. LBHS grad dies on Christmas from fallE N G LEW OOD â€” He loved the beach, fishing and playing guitar. But most of all, he just liked to smile and live life to the fullest. Anthony â€œGiaâ€ Giacinti, who turned 22 on Dec. 4, spent Christmas Day with his mother and grandmother. This time, though, Gia tripped and fell down the stairs and landed on the concrete floor. He was airlifted to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. His friends and relatives rushed to be at his side. Shortly thereafter, the 2011 Lemon Bay High School graduate, who worked at Mulletâ€™s Aluminum Products in Sarasota, died. Although Gia had signed a contract agreeing to donate his organs, hospital officials wanted consent from both parents because he was only 22. Giaâ€™s dad, Dave Giacinti, said it brings him and the family comfort to know his son will help others through organ donations. â€œThe company called LifeLink, they are awesome,â€ he said. â€œWhen someone gets his (Giaâ€™s) liver, LifeLink is going to send us a letter or give us a call. If a 16-year-old is in a car wreck and gets one of Giaâ€™s organs, we will be notified, which I think is completely great. We will learn how many people will be helped by Gia.â€ A small ceremony was held recently outside the hospital in Giaâ€™s honor. An organ donor flag was raised, removed and given to Dave. He plans to have Giaâ€™s friends sign it Saturday and he will frame it. Dave, who was out of town on Christmas, spent the past few days with family preparing a celebration of life for Gia. â€œHe and I celebrated Christmas early,â€ he said. â€œGia came over and we had ribs on the grill. We spoke on Christmas. Everything was great.â€ After hearing about the accident, Dave rushed back to Florida. He said everything hit him so quickly. Friends helped to set up an online Go Fund Me account to offset costs of the memorial that will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Englewood Event Center, 3069 S. McCall Road. The website narrative explains, â€œWe are all devastated and heartbroken to have lost such an innocent, hardworking, loving guy at such a young age of 22. With his passing he did save many, many lives by donating his organs. This sacrifice provides some comfort knowing in some way Anthony lives on through others. â€œDue to the sudden nature of his passing at such a young age, any contributions will be greatly appreciated to assist in offsetting the cost of his memorial service.â€ So far, more than $3,110 of the $5,000 needed has been raised. Freedom International Church is working with Dave. There will be a video and a slide show honoring Gia. â€œGia is being cremated,â€ Dave said. â€œThere will not be a viewing. This is instead a celebration of his life. He loved to play rock and roll on his guitar, to fish and spend time with his friends and family. He was a such a kindhearted, loving person who would help an elderly woman across the street.â€ Family friend Ray LaBadie said Giaâ€™s childhood classmates like his son Andy are still very numb. â€œThey were friends since kindergarten, since they were 4,â€ Ray said of Andy and Gia. â€œThe boys (Giaâ€™ roommates) still canâ€™t go back to the house. The pain is still too raw.â€ AP Anthony â€œGiaâ€ Giacinti, from left, stands with his sister, Christie, and lifelong friend, Andy LaBadie, in 2011 after the Lemoon Bay High School graduation. Sarasota County family gets small gift for big new year SARAS O TA C OUNTY â€” Weighing in at 4.7 pounds, Logan Alexander Arone came into the world at 2:36 a.m. New Yearâ€™s Day at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, the first baby of 2015 in Sarasota County. New parents Julie and Brien Arone of Sarasota welcomed their baby boy eight weeks earlier than his March 1 due date. â€œLogan is in good condition, weighing in at a healthy 4 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 15.5 inches,â€ SMH spokeswoman Kim Savage said Thursday. â€œHe will stay for a short time in Sarasota Memorialâ€™s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before going home.â€ The happy couple, both 33, visited with their newborn in the afternoon Thursday, beaming with pride as first-time parents. Julie, who works as a school psychologist for the Sarasota County School District, told Savage that her pregnancy had been a challenge. â€œWe are so blessed and excited. As first-time parents, we didnâ€™t know what to expect, especially when he was born early,â€ Julie said. â€œBut everyone was so positive and caring ... they really made the experience special, and our nurse, Amy, was amazing. We canâ€™t thank her enough.â€ Julie went into labor at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Baby Logan will remain in the care of the nurses and staff at the NICU in Sarasota, which currently is the sole Level 3-classified nursery in the area, equipped with the most up-to-date technology and highly trained specialists. Julie was one of a dozen moms at Sarasota Memorial laboring in the late hours of New Yearâ€™s Eve, although the festivities werenâ€™t at the top of the priority list for the couple Wednesday night. â€œAs that clock struck midnight and the ball dropped, in our heart, we werenâ€™t celebrating the new year itself,â€ dad Brien, a manager at the Ritz-Carlton, said in a statement provided by Savage. â€œAll we cared about was Logan, and making every second count. If we did get to 2015, we knew he would be one day stronger.â€ Following Loganâ€™s safe delivery, the couple and their newborn were celebrated by SMH staff. Nurses showered the couple with nonalcoholic champagne and a special New Yearâ€™s basket filled with gifts and supplies for the baby. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, the only hospital in Charlotte County that handles births, changed its policy this year, and no longer coordinates publicity for the first baby born in the new year in Charlotte. AP New parents Julie and Brien Arone take in the excitement of their baby boy Logan. The Aronesâ€™ son was the first infant delivered at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2015.
DIVERSIONS A ces On BRIDGE: B obby W olff Mom worries ex-con brought weapon home DEAR AMY: My mother-in-law, who lives with my husband and me and our 18-month-old daughter, has reconnected to an ex-boyfriend from over 30 years ago. Initially, she kept the relationship a secret. Her boyfriend is an ex-con who was in prison for over 25 years. He was released and is now working full time and spending time with my MIL and occasionally coming over to our apartment to see her. We were happy for her and encouraged the relationship because he seemed like a nice guy. Today, though, after he had spent some time here yesterday, my husband found a pocketknife that had fallen in between our couch cushions. We asked and found out that it was in fact his knife. I am upset that he felt the need to bring a weapon into our home when we have a young child. Amy, I am not judging him â€” I am simply making a statement about the safety of our child and how Iâ€™m not comfortable with this. I refuse to compromise when it comes to our daughterâ€™s safety and my husband is treating it as if nothing is wrong. I am extremely uncomfortable talking about this with my MIL because I know that she will see this as me attacking her man. What should I do? SAFETY FIRST MOM DEAR MOM: I donâ€™t consider a pocket knife a â€œweapon,â€ but I do consider an ex-con with a 25-year sentence a definite risk to your household. When it comes to babyproofing your house, I would put access to ex-cons at the top of the list. You and your husband have every right â€” and the duty as parents â€” to choose who will come into your home. If your mother-in-law wants to maintain this relationship, it is her business, but you should be extravigilant about who spends time in your household, and that includes relatives, neighbors and any men she chooses to associate with. You should make this abundantly clear, without worrying too much about her reaction. With her as a part of your household, her choices have consequences for all of you. DEAR AMY: My husband and I have the newspaper delivered to our condo building each day, but we have noticed that if we donâ€™t retrieve it from the lobby by about 8:30 a.m., itâ€™s already gone. We think that other condo owners take our paper. It would be annoying under any circumstance, but in this high-end building, all the unit owners are well heeled and can easily afford their own subscription. It seems the height of pettiness to pinch someone elseâ€™s paper, and I would like to bring it up at a board meeting in a respectful way (just stating that we notice our paper is gone before we get to it, does anyone know why, does anyone else have the problem, and so on) but my husband says doing so wonâ€™t change anyoneâ€™s behavior; they will do what they will do. I say that itâ€™s a cop-out not to call this to the attention of the condo owners in the hope that the possible culprit/culprits may feel at least a little ashamed, whether they stop doing it or not. What is your take on this? MIFFED DEAR MIFFED: Iâ€™m firmly with you on this. You have paid for something, it is being delivered to a secure location, and it is being stolen. One solution would be for the door staff at your building to have a list of newspaper subscribers and write the name on the top of each newspaper when it is delivered in the wee hours. You should definitely bring this up at a board meeting. It might be happening to other subscribers, too. DEAR AMY: I have a solution to â€œDisappointed Bride,â€ who had family members skip her wedding to attend their sonâ€™s baseball tournament. I participated in many youth sports travel teams. My parents dealt with this by trading off with other parents to handle the travel, etc., when they had important conflicts. Kids are used to this and it works out for everyone. CLARA DEAR CLARA: Home run solution. Thank you! Send questions via e-mail to askamy@ tribune.com or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Ask AMY Amy Dickinson Advice Columnist SU DO KU Solution to 1/1/15 Rating: SILVER 1/2/15 1/3/15 Solution to 1/2/15 Rating: GOLD JANRIC CLASSIC SUDOKU Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, level ranges from Bronze (easiest) to Silver to Gold (hardest). 2015 Janric Enterprises Dist. by creators.com JANRIC CLASSIC SUDOKU Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, level ranges from Bronze (easiest) to Silver to Gold (hardest). 2015 Janric Enterprises Dist. by creators.com Creators ARIES (March 21-April 19): Boredom is a threat to relationships. Being in a relationship with someone who shares your sense of humor will prevent you from having to constantly entertain and excite the other person (which is a lot of pressure). TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The second best thing that could happen is that you could get what you want. The first best is that you wonâ€™t. Neither would be disastrous, but the not getting what you want will yield more obvious benefits. GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Youâ€™re a social genius. You wonâ€™t say too much or too little, youâ€™ll stand for what you believe without pushing it on others, and youâ€™ll spend just the right amount of time with each person. CANCER (June 22-July 22): Theyâ€™ll respect your requests and honor your wishes. Itâ€™s not just because you said â€œpleaseâ€; itâ€™s also because youâ€™ve been racking up the good karma and friendship points, and itâ€™s time to pony up. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Others see abilities in you that you donâ€™t readily recognize. Listen up because this is more than flattery â€” itâ€™s honest insight that you would do well to act on in the weeks to come. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you were going to plan a rebellion, what or whom would you rebel against? For most people, the enemy who most requires conquering is within. Revolt against whatever belief has been getting you down or holding you back. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): When you give your word, you believe this to be a sacred pact and will go to great lengths to keep it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Everyone likes to be right, but most people are annoyed by the person who actually turns out to be right â€” some will even find it unforgivable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your true friends are the ones you put up with even when there is no obvious reason for doing so. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An idea that used to be a regular guest in the chambers of your mind will come back to haunt you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your fellow Aquarius Jules Renard summed it up best: â€œThe truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.â€ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Friends would love you to disclose the scintillating details of recent goings on. Just because they want to know doesnâ€™t make it their business. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek History TODAY Today is Saturday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2015. There are 362 days left in the year. Highlight in history On Jan. 3, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced that the United States had terminated diplomatic relations with Cuba, after the Havana government said it was limiting the number of U.S. Embassy and Consulate personnel allowed in the country. On this date 1521 â€” Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X. 1777 â€” Gen. George Washingtonâ€™s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J. 1911 â€” The first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. (The banks were abolished in 1966.) 1938 â€” The March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who himself had been afflicted with the crippling disease. 1949 â€” In a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court said that states had the right to ban closed shops. 1959 â€” Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. 1967 â€” Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. 1975 â€” The original version of the TV game show â€œJeopardy!,â€ hosted by Art Fleming, ended its almost 11-year run on NBC. Thought for today â€œThe difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong wonâ€™t.â€ Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman (1813-1887) Y our HOROSCOPE: Holiday Mathis Page B6 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 A Different Deal Every Day $15 $30 50%
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Ed ., 9:15 am Ho ly Comm union We d. 5 : 4 5 p m Fo r mo re info www .g ra cespirit.or g ST THOMAS BY THE SE A, LA GU NA BE AC H 234-2919 20408 1st Av e. and Wi st er ia L an e, Pa na ma City Be ac h 32413 (P CB Pk wy Ex it L) 8:30 am Ad ult Chr . Ed ., 9:30 am Ho ly Eu ch ar ist , Nu rs er y Av aila ble Fo r mo re info www.st th om asb yt hes ea. di oc gc .c om By LAUREN DELGADO Halifax Media Services BAKER â€” The caravan of teens in flowing skirts and bonnets, canvas pants and wide-brimmed hats hauling handcarts almost looked like they were from 1856. Almost. The bright sneakers â€” more comfortable than heavy boots â€” on their feet and bandanas tied around some of their heads were a tip off that we were still in 2014. The spontaneous â€œDonâ€™t Stop Believingâ€ sing-along was another clue. The 70 or so teens relinquished most modern amenities â€” cell phones and proper bathrooms included â€” earlier this week for a three-day, 24-plus-mile trek through the Blackwater River State Forest. â€œTheyâ€™ll unplug from the world for a bit and reconnect to their ultimate source,â€ said Holly Tew, the stake young womenâ€™s president, at the beginning of the trek. The teens, all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, re-enacted and commemorated the 1856 migration of Mormons to Utah. In that original trek, 10 companies made the journey from Iowa City using handcarts to carry their belongings. Eight of the companies met with little difficulty along the way, but two experienced hardship and heavy loss. The teens each were assigned a member of those ill-fated parties to learn about and walk in honor of. In their own carts, the trekkers carried a variety of items, including rope, two 5-gallon water jugs, sleeping rolls and a first aid kit. Each teen was allowed to carry personal items in a 5-gallon bucket. Each cart had a â€œma and pa,â€ or a married couple, chaperoning the group. Several portable toilets accompanied the teens as well. â€œWe feel like when weâ€™re asking them to don period attire and unplug from electronics, we can give them a porta-potty,â€ Tew said. The teens experienced â€œtrialsâ€ on their route, like the separation of the boys from the group, leaving the girls to pull the handcarts. They also had solo time in the woods. They were each given a journal containing scripture verses and thought provoking questions â€œto make them think about their relationship with God,â€ Tew said. The trek held a lot of significance for Brooklyn Burbidge of Crestview. The 15-year-oldâ€™s royal blue dress with tiny yellow flowers was made and worn by her great-grandmother years before in remembrance of their ancestorsâ€™ trek. It was important to remember their struggle, she said. â€œI hope to gain a stronger testimony and a great experience to share with my family,â€ said Burbidge, who is the eldest sibling and the first one in her family to experience the trek. A few hours into the trek, Clay Tidwell of Sandestin said it was difficult, but fun. The clothing layers their packing list suggested werenâ€™t necessary yet on that unseasonably warm day. Tidwell said he wanted to experience some of what those of the early church went through. â€œThey did it for (God),â€ the 16-year-old said of that first trek. â€œThey did it to worship Him in their own way.â€ Historical trekkers Panhandle Latter-day Saints re-enact event Photos by LAUREN DELGADO | Halifax Media Services Local teens of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pull their handcarts filled with gear during a three-day trek through the Blackwater Forest in commemoration of the 1856 migration of their ancestors to Salt Lake City. The teens wore period garb and relinquished their electronics to get into the spirit of 1856. Each handcart, pictured above , held the teensâ€™ sleeping gear, two 5-gallon water jugs and more. To list an event in the Church Calendar, email it to email@example.com with â€œChurch Newsâ€ in the subject line or deliver it to The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL, 32401. The deadline is Tuesday by 5 p.m. SUNDAY Bethesda Baptist Church : 1601 Tennessee Ave., will hold its â€œWomen In The Wordâ€ worship service at 6 p.m. Guest lecturer: Sister Bettye Rouse of Bethesda Baptist Church, Lynn Haven, Fla. Guest speaker: Elder Phillis Grier of Pentecostal Worship Center, Panama City, FL. SATURDAY, JAN. 10 Mount Olive A frican Methodist Episcopal Church : 1616 Flower Ave., will host its Inaugural Lay Protram, at 11 am. Speaker: Brother Leon McGlockton, past president of the Panama City District. The public is invited to attend. Dinner will be served after the program. To list a church in the Church Directory, call the News Herald Advertising Department at 747-5030. Millville Advent Christian Church Location : 2220 East Third Street, Panama City (Corner of East Third Street and College Avenue). Services : Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning praise and worship, 10:45 a.m. Pastor : David Buchanan Information : 785-5972 Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Location : 300 Clara Ave., Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Services : Adult Bible Class and Conrmation Instruction at 9:30 a.m., Traditional Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Childrenâ€™s Church at 10:30 a.m. Pastor : Timothy E. Sowers Information : 233-6249, email: christoursavior-pcb@ knology.net, or www.knology. net/christoursavior Emerald Coast Fellowship Location : 4102 W. State 390 (corner of Jenks Avenue and State 390) Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Services : Jan. 4: Praise and Worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Bible studey at 9:30 a.m. Pastor : Dr. Steve Taylor Website : www.emeraldcoast fellowship.com CHUR CH CALENDAR CHUR CH DIRECTOR Y BRIEFS Pope prays for peace in hearts and families VATICAN CITY â€” Pope Francis made his New Yearâ€™s wish on Thursday: No more wars. Tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans crowded into St. Peterâ€™s Square for the popeâ€™s first window appearance of 2015. Francis expressed â€œthe wish that there will never be more wars.â€ He told the crowd that â€œpeace is always possible. We must search for it.â€ He pointed to a sign in the crowd that said â€œPrayer is at the root of peace,â€ and said he agreed with that. Earlier, celebrating Mass in St. Peterâ€™s Basilica, he prayed for blessings for â€œthe entire human family.â€ Francis also asked that God â€œgrant peace in our dayâ€” peace in hearts, peace in families, peace among the nations.â€ Thief takes $20K from church on Christmas TARRYTOWN, N.Y. â€” A suburban New York church is regrouping to gather donations after someone stole $20,000 in contributions from the church office during Christmas Day Mass. The Journal News said police are looking for information on Thursdayâ€™s theft at the Church of the Magdalene in Tarrytown. AP Egyptian Christians gather for New Yearâ€™s Eve mass at the Cave Cathedral or St. Samaâ€™ans Church in the Moqattam district of Cairo.
Sports PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD Section C Facebook: tinyurl.com/NHSports Twitter: @NH_Sports www.newsherald.com/sports SATURDAY January 3, 2015 East Carolina, Florida aim to finish on better note BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) â€” The Florida Gators are still keep ing the focus on the same thing after weathering a coaching change and disappointing season: Each other. The Gators can secure a win ning record and usher in the Jim McElwain era on a positive note with a victory over East Carolina in todayâ€™s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Theyâ€™ll be led by interim coach and defensive coor dinator D.J. Durkin while McEl wain, who replaced the fired Will Muschamp, will be in a spectator role. â€œWe just decided we wanted to play for each other, no matter what the circumstances were,â€ Florida center Max Garcia said Friday. â€œThatâ€™s really what itâ€™s all about, just playing for the guy next to you and just being unself ish. Just locking arms and cir cling the wagon. Thatâ€™s what we talked about when Muschamp was here and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re talking about now.â€ The Gators (6-5) say thereâ€™s no shortage of motivation. That goes from the coaches, players and alumni down to â€œour cheerlead ers, our mascot,â€ linebacker Mike Taylor said. Making an impression on McElwain, who will attend the game, could also be a big deal to returning players. The Pirates (8-5) have motiva tion, too. They have a chance to win back-to-back bowl games for the first time since a three-game streak from 1963-65 and beat a Southeastern Conference team. East Carolina pits one of the nationâ€™s most prolific passing games against a Florida team that has sputtered on offense but been mostly strong defensively. Pirates coach Ruffin McNeill said heâ€™s been watching the Gators since Steve Spurrier was stalking the sidelines and Bob Stoops was defensive coordinator. â€œWe like the competition,â€ McNeill said. â€œWe know weâ€™re fac ing a very talented team. â€œThe most well-rounded, tal ented team that weâ€™ve faced. The SEC has earned that. We want to earn it too. You earn it brick by brick and you donâ€™t microwave it.â€ Here are some things to watch in the Florida-East Carolina game: Quarterback disparity: Flori daâ€™s dual-threat Treon Harris has started the last five games, but East Carolinaâ€™s Shane Carden has a huge edge in experience and numbers. Carden has passed for 4,309 yards and 28 touchdowns, compared to Harrisâ€™ 896 and seven in limited action and a much more conservative offense. Missing players: Both teams RINGING IN A NEW YEAR The Associated Press While quarterbacks and other big-name, high-priced players get most of the atten tion, unlikely heroes often emerge to help their teams win in the NFL playoffs. Three of the past four Super Bowl winners played in the wild-card round and each team got help from a surprise performer during its championship run. Packers rookie James Starks had 123 yards rush ing in Green Bayâ€™s 21-16 win over Philadelphia on Jan. 9, 2011 after running for just 101 yards the entire season. Giants No. 3 receiver Mario Manningham caught touchdown passes in each of New Yorkâ€™s first three play offs wins in January 2012, nearly equaling his total of four TDs in the regular season. Ravens cornerback Corey Graham matched his season total with two interceptions in one game against Pey ton Manning, including a pick in over time to set up the winning field goal in Baltimoreâ€™s 38-35 win at Denver on Jan. 12, 2013. One of the top defensive performances came from unknown safety Vernon Perry in a playoff win. Perry intercepted four of Dan Foutsâ€™ passes and blocked a field goal in Houstonâ€™s 17-14 victory over San Diego on Dec. 29, 1979. Here are potential unsung heroes for each team this wild-card weekend: CARDINALS: Outside line backer Alex Okafor led the Cardi nals with eight sacks and could be the key to pressuring Cam Newton and limiting his scrambling. Mobile quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick hurt the Cardi nals recently, so they have to keep Newton in check. PANTHERS: WR Philly Brown has turned into Carolinaâ€™s deep threat and has been used on running plays late in the sea son. While Kelvin Benjamin will likely go against Patrick Peterson, Brownâ€™s speed and playmaking skills could make the difference. RAVENS: Cornerback Lardarius Webb has a difficult assignment covering Steelers All-Pro Antonio Brown in a matchup that could determine which team advances. Brown had an excellent season, but Webb isnâ€™t backing down. STEELERS: RB Josh Harris had nine carries this season, but SEC teams bowled over BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) â€” It was bound to happen. BCS or playoff, the Southeast ern Conferenceâ€™s run of playing in the national championship game had to end eventually. That aura of invincibility and superiority that vexed other teams and fans inevi tably would fade, too. Four losses over two humbling days took care of that â€” for the moment, at least. It might be a short-term blip, a down season for a conference replacing star quar terbacks Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray and AJ McCarron what ever the lofty early and midseason rankings indicated. â€œThe bottom line is everybody gets tired of the SEC because theyâ€™ve lifted up seven crys tal balls out of eight seasons,â€ said CBS Sports college football analyst Houston Nutt, a former Mississippi and Arkansas coach. â€œTheyâ€™ve been there. The SEC wasnâ€™t as good this year. You look at the quarter backs that graduated last year. The bottom line is the SEC wasnâ€™t as good this year as in years past.â€ That was abundantly clear this week. One year after ACC power Florida State ended the SECâ€™s run of seven straight BCS titles, Ohio State toppled No. 1 Alabama 42-35 in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the championship game against Oregon. That came hours after Wiscon sin beat Auburn in overtime in the Outback Bowl and a day after Mississippi and Mississippi State got roughed up in their games. Floridaâ€™s Urban Meyer started the run of domination in the 2006 season by blasting Ohio State. Fast forward: Ohio Stateâ€™s Urban Meyer won his latest classic showdown with Alabamaâ€™s Nick Saban that dealt the SEC another body blow. The SEC West that once dom inated the Top 10, and had four playoff contenders much of the sea son, went 0-4 on Wednesday and Thursday. The seven-team SEC West finished 2-5 in bowl play, with the victories coming from sixth-place Texas A&M and last-place Arkan sas. The SEC is 6-5 overall in the FSUâ€™s streak has crash landing AP Oregon linebacker Tony Washington watches as FSU quarterback Jameis Winston fumbles during the Rose Bowl on Thursday. TALLAHASSEE (AP) â€” Jameis Winston and Florida State had a chance for a second straight national championship before their impressive run crashed in the Rose Bowl. A season full of comebacks and narrow victories caught up to the Seminoles. Winston helped Florida State stretch its win streak to a school-record 29 games, but their erratic play â€” specifically turnovers â€” led to the end of the perfect run with Thursdayâ€™s 59-20 loss to Oregon in the semi finals of the College Football Playoffs. â€œIt hurts (worse) than whatever you can imagine,â€ Winston said after the game. â€œWeâ€™ve got tons of great futures. No one likes to lose, man. I mean, losing is really not in my vocabulary, to be honest with you, but we fell short today. â€œI just hope that we can learn from this because I (havenâ€™t) felt this way in a long time.â€ It was much different last season, when Winston won the Heisman Trophy while powering FSU to the final BCS champion ship. But the Seminoles (13-1) finished this season ranked No. 105 in turnover margin with 32 turnovers and 26 takeaways. They had more turnover trouble against Oregon, and it was too much to overcome against the talented Ducks. Florida State turned it over on five of its first six possessions in the second half, and Oregon scored touchdowns on all five of those ensuing drives. Florida State was able to bounce back from deficits and win tight games all sea son long. The Seminoles trailed in nine of the first 13 games and won seven by single digits. Coach Jimbo Fisher and his players eventually embraced the personality of a never-give-up team that always found a way to win despite adversity. The defense always was able to respond after offensive miscues and vice versa. Until Thursday. â€œI mean, we made history,â€ defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. said. â€œIt was some thing that had never been done in Florida State history, and we did it. Coach Jimbo constantly talks about history, and when you come back at your reunion, youâ€™ll be AP Alabama players console each other after their 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl early Friday in New Orleans. 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SPORT S Page C2 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 Bocâ€™s L Mona could have Grade A breakthrough The News Herald EBRO â€” Bocâ€™s L Mona hasnâ€™t won a Grade A race, but is getting a lot of atten tion in the TA seventh tonight at Sarasota, simul cast at Ebro Greyhound Park. The Shirrun Kennel dog is eight of nine in the tri fecta thus far, but with only two wins. Yet she is 2-to-1 on the morning line. Sheâ€™ll face Jane Marell, who has five wins in 10 starts but had a lackluster debut in A earlier in the week. Otherwise itâ€™s a field without a standout, so itâ€™s possible Bocâ€™s L Mona could break through. The matinee 10th is another TA with Go Bon Doodlebug stepping up in class and starting 2-1. Jacqueline Falk is a more seasoned A performer, and won 11 times last summer at Ebro. Mary Jo Terleski, who won 10 of 22 at Ebro, also is in and won Dec. 23 in Grade A. The matinee 12th has Flying Komodo coming off consecutive wins, the last at 3-8 mile. Lâ€™s Marta is more seasoned at the longer dis tance and has seven quinie las in 11 starts. Flying Hope Solo should also contend. The matinee 14th includes Volando Way Out who has 11 trifectas in 13 outs. Jacob Radosevich won Wednesday in Grade A and is eight of 11 in the trifecta. At Derby Lane, Cheap Thrill is coming off a terrible run his last start, but many expect him to rebound from an eighth-place finish in the matinee 10th. The sixth has Mega Powerpack who has been in good recent form. able to sit down and talk about all these great moments youâ€™ve experienced while being here. â€œFor it to come to an end, itâ€™s definitely a bitter taste in our mouth.â€ In 2013, the Seminoles rolled to 723 points and set school records for total offensive yards, touchdowns scored and interceptions. FSU averaged an ACC-record 51.6 points per game last season, but just 33.7 in 2014. Winston remained one of the best players in the col lege football in 2014, but the offense bogged down after losing its top two running backs, two starting receivers and a starting center. Four defensive starters from the championship team were drafted into the NFL before the 2014 season. Receiver Rashad Greene set school records for career receptions and yards receiving, and freshman Travis Rudolph emerged as the No. 2 receiver. Freshman Dalvin Cook blossomed into the top running back as the season wound down, but upperclassmen struggled on both sides of the ball. Senior running back Karlos Williams was sup posed to be a Heisman candidate. Junior cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby were both thought to be possible first-round NFL picks in 2014, but each under performed. Defensive linemen Edwards Jr. and Eddie Goldman were inconsistent. The Seminoles ranked No. 51 in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 25.6 points per game. The issues on the field were compounded by a student code of conduct investigation and hearing for Winston. He was cleared of accusations involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago shortly after the ACC title game. Prosecutor Willie Meggs made a similar decision a year ago when he decided not to criminally charge Winston, citing a lack of evidence. The Seminoles remain stocked with talent, but could lose double-digit players to the NFL, including Winston. The redshirt sophomore said he plans to play baseball for FSU in the spring, but did not say he wouldnâ€™t enter the draft. Florida State did not reach its ultimate goal, but did put together one of the greatest stretches the game has seen. â€œIt was a great run,â€ Fisher said. â€œWhat our guys accomplished and what theyâ€™ve been able to play and do and the quality of games in which theyâ€™ve been able to play in, it was an extremely great run. â€œHopefully, we can put together another one.â€ SEMINOLES from page C1 postseason, with Florida playing East Carolina on Sat urday in the Birmingham Bowl. The Gators are trying to secure a winning record for both themselves and their league. â€œI guess you could call this a mediocre year,â€ Florida linebacker Mike Taylor said. â€œYouâ€™re going to get scruti nized about it. We want to go out there and get a victory not only for the conference but for each other.â€ Center Max Garcia still believes the SEC remains â€œthe best conference in the nation.â€ None of what happened in recent days disproves that claim necessarily for a league that routinely reels in highly ranked recruiting classes and delivers more talent to the NFL than any other. It is indicative that itâ€™s no long a closed issue, however. Other Power 5 conferences made that clear. For every Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott, other leagues countered with stars such as Oregon Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon. The two-day purge at least laid to rest the perception that other leaguesâ€™ top teams just canâ€™t measure up to the SECâ€™s best. After all, the same Wisconsin team that beat Auburn was drilled 59-0 by Ohio State in the Big Ten champion ship game. Saban was already a Buckeyes believer. â€œI thought they were a very underrated team by everybody in terms of how people thought about them, especially the way they played against Wisconsin and the way they played later in the year,â€ said the Tide coach, who has brought the SEC three national titles at Bama and one at LSU. The â€œSEC is Bestâ€ chatter clearly has worn on other teams and conferences. Georgia Tech coach Paul John son figured Wednesdayâ€™s 49-34 win over Mississippi State earned a reprieve of sorts. â€œFor a week or so we wonâ€™t have to hear about the SEC,â€ Johnson said. Notre Dameâ€™s Brian Kelly celebrated a 31-28 Music City Bowl win over LSU for another reason. â€œTo beat an SEC school like LSU allows us to continue to build that national credibility that you need in recruit ing today,â€ Kelly said. The SEC presumably will remain a big target in com ing seasons however this one ended. SEC S TREAK from page C1 will be without key play ers. Florida must replace suspended defensive tackle Darious Cummings and one of the nationâ€™s top kick and punt returners, Andre Debose. Debose left the team under a â€œmutual agreementâ€ with coaches, Durkin said. He said a number of players could play roles in the return game, while Caleb Brantley will start on the defensive line. ECU running back Breon Allen sustained a leg injury in practice this week and wonâ€™t play. Defensive tackle Terry Williams and safety Domonique Lennon are both ineligible. On the rebound: Both teams will have to show some mettle after tough losses to end the regular season. The Gators lost by five points to Florida State thanks to missed opportu nities and the Seminolesâ€™ 94-yard interception return. East Carolina fell to Central Florida on a Hail Mary. Interim basis: McNeill can relate to Durkinâ€™s situ ation. He was named Texas Techâ€™s interim coach in late December after the suspen sion of Mike Leach. McNeill has spoken to Durkin and the wives have also talked. Tech beat Mich igan State in the Alamo Bowl. Got you covered?: East Carolinaâ€™s prolific receiver Justin Hardy and Florida cornerback Vernon Har greaves III are among the top players in their positions. Hardy says such a matchup â€œjust gives you a chance to showcase what you can do as a player and as a team when you go against a secondary like Florida.â€ GATORS from page C1 C ONFERENCE BOWL REC ORDS Simsâ€™ critical mistakes cost Alabama in Sugar Bowl NEW ORLEANS (AP) â€” As Alabama quarterback Blake Sims rolled to his right, he saw tight end O.J. Howard slip behind his defender and into the end zone. Sims unloaded a pass meant to restore the Crimson Tideâ€™s lead in the fourth quarter, but there wasnâ€™t enough air under the ball. Ohio State safety Vonn Bell snagged it just in front of the goal line for one of three interceptions Sims threw in the second half, and the Crimson Tide couldnâ€™t recover during a 42-35 loss in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on Thursday night. â€œIt was all me. I take full respon sibility for everything that hap pened tonight,â€ Sims said. â€œIt was no other personâ€™s fault but mine.â€ That may be debatable, because Alabamaâ€™s defense struggled, too. One thing that is certain is the Southeastern Conference will be without a team in the national championship game for the first time since the 2005 season, when Vince Young led Texas past Reggie Bush and Southern California. Coach Nick Saban by no means had his most dominant team this season. Alabama survived several close calls to stay in contention for a fourth national title since 2009. There was a 14-13 victory over Arkansas, an overtime victory at LSU and a second-half comeback in the Iron Bowl against Auburn. The defense looked vulnerable in a number of games, but Sims, leading a more explosive offense designed by new coordinator Lane Kiffin, usually did enough to out score the opponent. Not this time. Simsâ€™ first interception on a slant pass was returned 41 yards for a touchdown by defensive end Steve Miller, putting Alabama behind 34-21. The second, by Bell, came with Alabama down 34-28 and a little under 10 minutes to go. The last came on Simsâ€™ desper ate heave to the end zone as time ran out. Tyvis Powell snagged that one and sprinted out of the end zone in a fit of excitement as sev eral Alabama players sat on the field as if struggling to come to grips with the fact they would not be moving on to play Oregon in the national championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12. EBRO GREYHOUND PARK ECU running back Breon Allen sustained a leg injury in practice this week and wonâ€™t play. Through Jan. 2 Conference W L Pct. Pac-12 6 1 .857 Conference USA 4 1 .800 Independents 2 1 .667 Southeastern 6 5 .545 American Athletic 2 2 .500 Sun Belt 1 1 .500 Atlantic Coast 5 6 .455 Big Ten 5 6 .455 Mountain West 3 4 .429 Mid-American 1 3 .250 Big 12 1 5 .167 WOMENâ€™S BASKETBALL No. 4 Irish hold off Seminoles SOUTH BEND, Ind. ( AP) â€” Notre Dame extended its Atlantic Coast Conference winning streak to 17 games Friday night, though it wasnâ€™t easy against a physi cal Florida State team. The fourth-ranked Irish struggled with their shoot ing early and trailed by nine points in the second half before clawing their way back in, and they couldnâ€™t have done it without Lind say Allen. Allen scored 18 points, added a career-high eight assists, and made all the tough plays down the stretch to help the Irish beat Seminoles 74-68. â€œI thought Lindsay Allen was spectacular,â€ said Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. â€œShe saved us a number of times and kind of bailed us out.â€ Allenâ€™s buzzer-beating half-court heave got the Irish within one point after a tough first half. Her pullup jumper with 1:10 to play put the Irish up by seven and she added three free throws down the stretch, while guiding the offense as the primary ball-handler against an aggressive FSU defense. Jewell Loyd led the Irish with 20 points. Brianna Turner scored 12 of her 14 in the second half, to go with five blocked shots, to help Notre Dame (13-1) win its ACC opener and extend its winning streak to 37 straight conference games dating back to 2012 when the Irish were in the Big East. Shakayla Thomas scored 18 points to lead Florida State (13-2), which snapped a nine-game win ning streak. No. 1 South Carolina 77, Auburn 58 COLUMBIA, S.C. â€” Aleighsa Welch scored 12 points before leaving with a neck sprain and No. 1 South Carolina opened Southeastern Conference play with a victory over Auburn. Welch helped the Game cocks (13-0) build a 20-point lead before she hit hard again a basket post and remained down for several minutes. She walked off under her own power and went to the hospital for X-rays. With the senior gone, Auburn cut the lead to 48-40 on Hasina Muhammadâ€™s basket with 11:42 left. Thatâ€™s when the Gamecocks answered with a 12-2 run to restore control, a stretch that included Tiffany Mitchellâ€™s two foul shots after Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy was called for a technical. No. 5 Texas A&M 75, Vanderbilt 61 COLLEGE STATION, Texas â€” Courtney Williams had 22 points and Courtney Walker added 17 to help Texas A&M open Southeastern Conference play with a victory over Vanderbilt. No. 7 Louisville 75, Georgia Tech 48 LOUISVILLE, Ky. â€” Mariya Moore tied her career high with 22 points and Louisville beat Georgia Tech in the ACC opener for both teams. Moore was 9 of 12 from the field and had eight assists for the Cardinals (13-1). No. 9 North Carolina 95, East Tennessee State 62 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. â€” Stephanie Mavunga scored a career-high 26 points to lead North Carolina past East Ten nessee State. Mavunga was 13 of 14 from the floor and the Tar Heels (13-1) shot a season-best 57 percent. No. 10 Duke 87, North Carolina A&T 36 DURHAM, N.C. â€” Rebecca Greenwell scored 20 points and Azura Stevens had 19 for Duke. No. 11 Kentucky 78, Alabama 66 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. â€” Alexis Jennings scored 21 points, Janee Thompson added 12 points and a career-high 10 assists, and Kentucky beat Alabama in their Southeastern Conference opner. No. 17 Mississippi St. 64, No. 19 Georgia 56 STARKVILLE, Miss. â€” Bre anna Richardson, Kendra Grant and Morgan William each scored 11 points to help undefeated Mis sissippi State beat Georgia in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Georgia (12-2) used a 10-4 run to close to 56-51 with 3:24 to go. AP Notre Dame guard Michaela Mabrey, right, drives the lane as Florida State guard Morgan Jones defends. Men: Mississippi State downs Florida State 62-55 STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) â€” Mis sissippi State got a season-high 14 points from I.J. Ready and held off Florida State 62-55 Friday night in the final non-conference outing for both teams. The Bulldogs (7-6) held a 54-53 lead with 1:07 and closed out the game on an 8-2 run. Mississippi State got 12 points from Travis Daniels and 10 points from Gavin Ware. Devon Bookert led the Seminoles (8-5) with 16 points as Florida State had its four-game winning streak snapped. â€œI put up on the board here before our guys came out on the floor and it said â€˜perception vs. realityâ€™,â€ Missis sippi State head coach Rick Ray said. â€œThe perception is we are a really bad basketball teams and most Power 5 teams go into conference play with a 10-4 or 11-3 or 12-3 record or whatever. But the reality is we are a good bas ketball team and we have to display that every time. â€œThis is Florida State team coming off a quality win against Florida. But we spent a lot of time fixing ourselves and didnâ€™t spend as much time on the Florida State scout ing. So I am just proud of our guys for the win. We needed that win and Bull dog nation needed that win.â€ The first half featured runs by both teams.
SPORT S Saturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C3 Page B2 | Daily News | Saturday, January 3, 2015 College football Cougars score 3 TDs in final 6 minutes for win FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) â€” Houston quarterback Greg Ward had just thrown his third touch down in a flurried comeback that included two recovered onside kicks in a row to get the Cougars within a point in the Armed Forces Bowl. Interim coach David Gibbs never had a second thought on what to do with less than a minute left in the game. â€œWe decided to go for two at the end because we had the momen tum,â€ Gibbs said. Deontay Greenberry, already with two TD catches in that final 3:41, made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone for the twopoint conversion and the Cougars beat Pittsburgh 35-34 on Friday with an improbable comeback â€” the largest in an FBS game this season, and largest ever in a bowl game that didnâ€™t go into overtime. â€œWeâ€™ve been through a lot of games where we was coming from behind and we got close to coming back and winning the game, but we just couldnâ€™t finish it,â€ Green berry said. â€œItâ€™s all about just never quitting.â€ Pitt (6-7) led 31-6 when ACC offensive player of the year James Conner had his second touch down run with 14 minutes left in the game. The Panthers were still up 34-13 after Chris Blewittâ€™s 29-yard field goal with 6:14 left before Houstonâ€™s big finish. Ward had an 8-yard TD pass to Greenberry before the Cougars recovered their first onside kick. That led to a 29-yard catch by Demarcus Ayers on a fourth-and13 play with 1:58 left, and Houston tried another onside kick. While the second one didnâ€™t go 10 yards on the rain-slickened field, the ball was touched by the same Pitt defender who couldnâ€™t handle the first one before Houston run ning back Kenneth Farrow jumped on it at the Cougars 43. Greenberry started the drive with a 38-yard catch, then on third-and-16 had a 25-yard TD with 59 seconds left. Along with momentum, the Cougars had been preparing for such a situation to use a two-point play since defensive coordinator Gibbs took over as interim for fired coach Tony Levine. â€œThe truth is our first bowl practice ... we made a decision that day at practice that if it came down to the end of the game, we were going for two no matter what,â€ Gibbs said. â€œThis is a true story. We started practicing the two-point play the very first prac tice. So weâ€™ve probably run that play, I donâ€™t know, 25, 30 times in practice. â€ Ward, the former Cougars receiver, had 237 of his 274 yards passing in the fourth quarter and also ran for 92 yards. Houston 0 6 0 29 Pittsburgh 0 17 7 10 Second Quarter Pittâ€”Conner 1 run (Blewitt kick), 14:02. Houâ€”Farrow 2 run (kick blocked), 5:40. Pittâ€”Bennett 12 run (Blewitt kick), 1:27. Pittâ€”FG Blewitt 52, :00. Third Quarter Pittâ€”Holtz 16 pass from Voytik (Blewitt kick), 5:10. Fourth Quarter Pittâ€”Conner 5 run (Blewitt kick), 13:58. Houâ€”Farrow 8 run (Bullard kick), 10:43. Pittâ€”FG Blewitt 29, 6:14. Houâ€”Greenberry 8 pass from Ward Jr. (Bullard kick), 3:41. Houâ€”Ayers 29 pass from Ward Jr. (Bullard kick), 1:58. Houâ€”Greenberry 25 pass from Ward Jr. (Green berry pass from Ward Jr.), :59. A,888. Hou Pitt First downs 23 28 Rushes-yards 40-212 41-227 Passing 274 222 Comp-Att-Int 15-25-0 18-36-0 Return Yards 0 0 Punts-Avg. 5-40.8 2-43.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 9-100 5-44 Time of Possession 26:17 33:43 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING â€”Houston, Farrow 22-103, Ward Jr. 14-92, R.Jackson 2-13, Ayers 1-5, Team 1-(minus 1). Pittsburgh, Conner 21-90, Ibrahim 5-42, Voytik 6-40, James 5-33, Bennett 3-17, Galambos 1-5. PASSING â€”Houston, Ward Jr. 15-24-0-274, Far row 0-1-0-0. Pittsburgh, Voytik 18-35-0-222, Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING â€”Houston, Greenberry 4-85, Ambles 3-68, R.Jackson 3-37, Farrow 2-42, Ayers 2-29, Dunbar 1-13. Pittsburgh, Boyd 9-112, Weather spoon 3-46, Holtz 3-33, Ibrahim 2-22, Orndoff 1-9. ARME D FOR C ES BOWL: HOUS T ON 35, PI TT SBURG H 34 BIRMINGHAM BOWL PREVIEW CA P SULE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) â€” Florida (6-5) vs. East Carolina (8-4), at Birmingham, Alabama, 11 a.m. CST today (ESPN) Line: Florida by 6. Series Record: Florida leads 1-0. WHATâ€™S AT STAKE: The Gators are trying to nish with a winning record after enduring a coaching change â€” and make a strong early impression on new coach Jim McElwain. East Carolina has a chance to win back-to-back bowl games for the rst time since a three-game streak from 1963-65. KEY MATCHUP: Floridaâ€™s secondary vs. East Carolinaâ€™s passing offense. Led by QB Shane Carden, the Pirates have 4,408 yards passing while the Gators have allowed just 2,136. Vernon Hargreaves III is one of the Southeastern Conferenceâ€™s top cornerbacks while ECUâ€™s Justin Hardy (110 catches, 1,334 yards, nine touchdowns) leads a dangerous receiving corps. PLAYERS TO WATCH: Florida: DE Dante Fowler Jr. The NFL-bound Gators star is playing in his last college game. His ability to penetrate the line of scrimmage â€” Fowler has 12.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks â€” could be key in disrupting the Piratesâ€™ prolic passing game. East Carolina: Carden has put up huge numbers in directing the nationâ€™s No. 3 passing offense. He nished the regular season ranked second nationally in total offense and yards passing. FACTS AND FIGURES: Florida has been led by defensive coordinator/interim coach D.J. Durkin since Nov. 22. ... This is East Carolinaâ€™s fourth bowl in ve years under coach Rufn McNeill and eighth in the last nine seasons. ... East Carolina is 6-25 against SEC teams, dropping seven of the last nine matchups. ... Florida wonâ€™t have KR Andre Debose or DT Darious Cummings for the game. ... Both teams have endured some close defeats. Florida has lost three games by ve points or fewer. East Carolina nished the regular season by giving up a game-ending Hail Mary in a 32-30 loss to UCF after staging a big fourth-quarter comeback. ... Hargreavesâ€™ father, Vernon, coached special teams and defensive ends for ECU from 2007-09. Chizik to coach Tar Heelsâ€™ defense CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) â€” Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has accepted an offer to coach North Carolinaâ€™s struggling defense, a person famil iar with the situation said Friday. The person said Chizik will receive a 3-year con tract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school wonâ€™t make an offi cial announcement until the deal is finalized and approved by its board of trustees. Chizik will replace Vic Koenning, who was associ ate head coach for defense the past three seasons. Head coach Larry Fedora said last month that he and Koenning had reached a â€œmutual decisionâ€ that Koenning would pursue other college jobs after the Tar Heels had one of the worst defensive years in school history. Chizik coached Auburn to the 2010 national champion ship with Heisman Trophywinning quarterback Cam Newton. The move, first reported by ESPN, marks Chizikâ€™s first coaching job since being fired after four years as Auburnâ€™s head coach. Chizik was to receive a $7.5 million buyout â€” paid in monthly installments â€” after his November 2012 firing following an 0-8 record in Southeastern Conference play. He also was the Tigersâ€™ defensive coordinator from 2002-04 and served as co-defensive coordina tor at Texas during the Longhornsâ€™ 2005 nationaltitle run before a two-year stint as head coach at Iowa State. The Tar Heels, running a 4-2-5 scheme, gave up 39 points and 497.8 yards per game last season. That included giving up a school-record 70 points and 789 yards in a September loss at East Carolina, fol lowed by 50 points the next week at Clemson and 50 again two games later at Notre Dame. The Tar Heels (6-7) had already allowed more points than any team in school history before los ing 40-21 to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl. Koen ning didnâ€™t coach in the bowl, with assistant Dan Disch â€” who also coached cornerbacks â€” leading the defense. Disch has carried the title of defensive coordinator under Koenning, who ended up taking over as defensive coordinator at Troy. TAXSLAYER BOWL: TENNESSEE 45, I OWA 28 JACKSONVILLE (AP) â€” Joshua Dobbs accounted for three touch downs, Jalen Hurd ran for two scores and Tennessee beat Iowa 45-28 on Friday in the TaxSlayer Bowl for its first postseason victory since the Phillip Fulmer era. The Volunteers (7-6) scored on their first four possessions, lead ing 28-0 before Iowa (7-6) managed 70 yards. Hurd, Dobbs and a bit of trickery helped Tennessee build the big lead. Hurd broke tackles on nearly every run, capping Tennesseeâ€™s first posses sion with a 3-yard score and adding a 29-yard touchdown scamper on the next drive. Tennessee made it 21-0 late in the first quarter when Dobbs threw a lateral to running back Marlin Lane in the right flat. Lane, a senior from nearby Daytona Beach, turned and hit Vic Wharton in stride down the sideline. It was a nice send-off for Lane, one of just a handful of Tennesseeâ€™s seniors. But the victory, which was Ten nesseeâ€™s first in the postseason since beating Wisconsin in the 2008 Outback Bowl, was more about the future. The Vols closed the season with four wins in their final five games, showing plenty of potential for one of the youngest teams in col lege football. Second-year coach Butch Jones delivered the programâ€™s first winning season since 2009. And itâ€™s not out of the question for Tennessee to be a trendy pick to contend for the South eastern Conferenceâ€™s Eastern Divi sion title in 2015. Hurd and Dobbs could be integral parts. Hurd, a freshman, had his fourth 100-yard game. He finished with 1 22 yards on 16 carries, the most yards rushing for any Tennessee player in a bowl game since Travis Henry ran for 180 against Kansas State in the 2001 Cotton Bowl. Dobbs, a sophomore filling in for injured quarterback Justin Wor ley, completed 16 of 21 passes for 129 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. Iowa 0 7 0 21 Tennessee 21 14 7 3 First Quarter Tennâ€”Hurd 3 run (Medley kick), 9:27. Tennâ€”Hurd 29 run (Medley kick), 2:54. Tennâ€”Wharton 49 pass from Lane (Medley kick), 1:31. Second Quarter Tennâ€”Dobbs 8 run (Medley kick), 12:02. Iowaâ€”Weisman 3 run (Koehn kick), 3:43. Tennâ€”Pearson 19 pass from Dobbs (Medley kick), :21. Third Quarter Tennâ€”Dobbs 11 run (Medley kick), 7:46. Fourth Quarter Iowaâ€”Weisman 1 run (Koehn kick), 14:29. Tennâ€”FG Medley 28, 8:31. Iowaâ€”Hamilton 31 pass from Beathard (Koehn kick), 3:30. Iowaâ€”VandeBerg 18 pass from Beathard (Koehn kick), :20. A,310. Iowa Tenn First downs 23 27 Rushes-yards 35-244 51-283 Passing 177 178 Comp-Att-Int 15-31-1 17-22-1 Return Yards 42 19 Punts-Avg. 6-35.8 4-37.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-37 4-55 Time of Possession 27:52 32:08 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING â€”Iowa, Canzeri 12-120, Beathard 8-82, Rudock 2-22, Weisman 7-10, Daniels Jr. 1-7, Parker 1-1, Plewa 1-1, Wadley 3-1. Tennessee, Hurd 16-122, Dobbs 13-76, Young 4-25, Howard 2-24, Lane 9-21, Summerhill 4-9, Pearson 2-8, Team 1-(minus 2). PASSING â€”Iowa, Beathard 13-23-1-145, Rudock 2-8-032. Tennessee, Dobbs 16-21-1-129, Lane 1-1-0-49. RECEIVING â€”Iowa, Hamilton 3-51, Martin-Manley 323, Smith 2-37, VandeBerg 2-34, Canzeri 2-13, Stone 115, Hillyer 1-8, Powell 1-(minus 4). Tennessee, Pearson 7-75, Howard 2-29, Wolf 2-9, Jo.Johnson 2-8, Hurd 2-4, Wharton 1-49, Malone 1-4. AP Tennesseeâ€™s Jalen Hurd is upended by Iowaâ€™s Greg Mabin during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl on Friday in Jacksonville. Vols rout Hawkeyes V ALERO ALAMO BOWL: U C LA 40, KANSAS S T A T E 35 SAN ANTONIO (AP) â€” Quarter back Brett Hundley led No. 14 UCLA to a 31-6 halftime lead and the Bruins held off No. 11 Kansas State 40-35 on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl. Kansas State (9-4) scored 22 of the first 25 points in the second half, cut ting it to 34-28 on quarterback Jake Watersâ€™ 1-yard run with 4:54 left. Paul Perkins countered for UCLA (10-3) with a 67-yard run with 2:20 to go. Waters threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett with 1:21 left, but UCLA recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock. Perkins ran for 194 yards on 20 carries. Lockett had 13 catches for 164 yards for Kansas State. Waters was 31 of 48 for 338 yards, but was sacked seven times â€” twice by Butkus Award winner Eric Kend ricks â€” and threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Bruins build early lead, survive late rally
STAT SHEET Page C4 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 Television College football 11 a.m. ESPN â€” Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl, East Carolina vs. Florida Menâ€™s college basketball 10 a.m. ESPN2 â€” SMU at Cincinnati 11 a.m. ESPNU â€” Kansas St. at Oklahoma St. 11 a.m. FS1 â€” Villanova at Seton Hall Noon NBCSN â€” Duquesne at Dayton 1 p.m. CBS â€” UConn at Florida 1 p.m. ESPNU â€” Texas at Texas Tech 1 p.m. FSN â€” Providence at Marquette 1 p.m. FS1 â€” Xavier at DePaul 2 p.m. NBCSN â€” Rhode Island at St. Louis 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 â€” Illinois at Ohio St. 3 p.m. ESPNU â€” Baylor at Oklahoma 3 p.m. FSN â€” West Virginia at TCU 3:30 p.m. FS1 â€” Creighton at Georgetown 4 p.m. NBCSN â€” Richmond at Davidson 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 â€” Virginia at Miami 5 p.m. ESPNU â€” Tulane at Memphis 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 â€” Penn St. at Rutgers 7 p.m. ESPNU â€” Oregon St. at Oregon 7:15 p.m. ESPN â€” North Carolina at Clemson 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 â€” Gonzaga at Portland 9 p.m. ESPNU â€” San Diego St. at Fresno St. Menâ€™s college hockey 6 p.m. NBCSN â€” Union at Boston U. Motorsports 9 p.m. FS1 â€” AMA Supercross, at Anaheim, Calif. NFL Wild-card games 3:35 p.m. ESPN â€” Arizona at Carolina 7:15 p.m. NBC â€” Baltimore at Pittsburgh Prep football Noon NBC â€” U.S. Army All-American Game, at San Antonio Soccer 9 a.m. FS1 â€” FA Cup, round 3, Swansea City at Tranmere Womenâ€™s college basketball 11 a.m. FSN â€” Oklahoma St. at Baylor 3 p.m. CBS â€” Maryland at Nebraska In The BLEACHERS SPORTS Briefs Chipola teams open tonight MARIANNA â€” Chipola will make its first foray into Panhandle Conference play tonight when it hosts Pensacola State in the league debut for both teams. The top-ranked Lady Indians (16-0) come in as prohibitive favorites against a Pensacola State (8-7) team thatâ€™s unranked in the national and state polls. The Lady Indians have been dominant all year, outscoring opponents by an average of 44 points per game, though the Chipola men have been far less consistent. Chipola (7-10) comes in on a two-game losing streak after falling to East Georgia State and USC-Salkehatchie by a combined nine points earlier this week at Gulf Coast. The Indians will tip off against the Pirates (11-5) at 7:30 p.m., preceded by the womenâ€™s game at 5:30 p.m. U.S. loses 3-2 to Russia in world junior MONTREAL â€” The United States was eliminated from hockeyâ€™s world junior championship Friday with a 3-2 loss to Russia in the quarterfinals. Defensemen Anthony DeAngelo and Zach Werenski scored for the Americans, who finished out of the medals for the second straight year after winning two years ago in Ufa, Russia. Russia advanced to a semifinal in Toronto against Sweden, a 6-3 winner over defending champion Finland in Toronto. In the other quarterfinals Friday, Canada faced Denmark in Toronto, and the Czech Republic played Slovakia in Montreal. Francois stars in Under Armour game ST. PETERSBURG â€” Deondre Francois threw for 103 yards and a touchdown to help Team Highlight beat Team Armour 46-6 on Friday in the Under Armour All-America Game. Francois, from IMG Academy in Bradenton, has committed to play at Florida State. He was 4 for 4 with a 60-yard completion to George Campbell, another Florida State recruit from East Lake High School. Francois threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Williams of Orlando First Academy Prep. Williams has committed to Clemson. Ronald Jones II of McKinney (Texas) High School had a 63-yard touchdown run to give Team Highlight a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. He committed to Southern California before the kickoff. Area EVENTS Girls basketball â€” North Bay Haven at Franklin County tournament. On The AIR Ebro Schedule Monday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Parx 11:25 a.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Jacksonville 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Parx 11:25 a.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Tampa Bay 11:25 a.m., Aqueduct 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m.. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Jacksonville 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Jai-alai 6 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Jacksonville 6:30 p.m. Thursday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Aqueduct 11:25 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m., Santa Anita 2:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Jacksonville 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 6:30 p.m. Friday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Aqueduct 11:25 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:30 am., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m., Santa Antia 2:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach 6 p.m. Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville 6:30 p.m., Sarasota 6:30 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Aqueduct 11:25 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 a.m., Santa Anita 2:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Jacksonville 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach 6 p.m., Jacksonville 6:30 p.m., Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Sarasota 6:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Parx 11:25 a.m., Aqueduct 11:25 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:35 p.m., Santa Anita 2:30 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Palm Beach noon, Jacksonville 12:30 p.m. POKER ROOM â€“ (Ext. 180) Open 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. New Yearâ€™s sched Odds Glantz-Culver Line College football Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog Today Birminigham Bowl Florida 7 7 (56) ECU Sunday GoDaddy Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Toledo 1 3 (67) ArkSt. Jan. 12 Championship At Arlington, Texas Oregon 7 7 (74) OhioSt. NFL Playoffs Today Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog at Carolina 4 6 (37) Arizona at Pittsburgh 3 3 (45) Balt. Sunday at Indianapolis 5 3 (49) Cincy at Dallas 6 6 (48) Detroit NFL Playoff glance Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 3 Arizona at Carolina, 3:35 p.m. (ESPN) Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 7:15 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 4 Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1:05 (CBS) Detroit at Dallas, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 10 Baltimore, Indianapolis or Cincinnati at New England, 3:35 p.m. (NBC) Arizona, Detroit or Carolina at Seattle, 7:15 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 11 Arizona, Dallas or Carolina at Green Bay, 12:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh at Denver, 3:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 18 NFC, 2:05 p.m. (FOX) AFC, 5:40 p.m. (CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25 At Glendale, Ariz. Team Irvin vs. Team Carter, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 At Glendale, Ariz. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (NBC) 2014 All-Pro Team NEW YORK (AP) â€” The Associated Press 2014 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members: OFFENSE Quarterback â€”Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running Backs â€”DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Leâ€™Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback â€”John Kuhn, Green Bay. Tight End â€”Rob Gronkowski, New England. Wide Receivers â€”Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Dez Bryant, Dallas. Tackles â€”Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Tyron Smith, Dallas. Guards â€”Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Zack Martin, Dallas. Center â€”Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh. Place-kicker â€”Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis. Kick Returner â€”Adam Jones, Cincinnati. DEFENSE Ends â€”J.J. Watt, Houston; Mario Williams, Buffalo. Tackles â€”Marcell Dareus, Buffalo; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit. Outside Linebackers â€”Justin Houston, Kansas City; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore. Inside Linebacker â€”Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle. Cornerbacks â€”Richard Sherman, Seattle; Darrelle Revis, New England. Safeties â€”Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Weddle, San Diego. Punter â€”Pat McAfee, Indianapolis. SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback â€”Tony Romo, Dallas. Running Backs â€”Marshawn Lynch, Seattle. Fullback â€”Anthony Sherman, Kansas City. Tight End â€”None. Wide Receivers â€”Jordy Nelson, Green Bay; Demaryius Thomas, Denver. Tackles â€”Jason Peters, Philadelphia; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati. Guards â€”Josh Sitton, Green Bay; Kyle Long, St. Louis. Center â€”Travis Frederick, Dallas. Place-kicker â€”Stephen Gostkowski, New England. Kick Returner â€”Darren Sproles, Philadelphia. DEFENSE Ends â€”Calais Campbell, Arizona; Cameron Wake, Miami, and Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia. Tackles â€”Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; J.J. Watt, Houston. Outside Linebackers â€”Von Miller, Denver; Connor Barwin, Philadelphia. Inside Linebackers â€”C.J. Mosley, Baltimore; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, and Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh. Cornerbacks â€”Chris Harris Jr., Denver; Brent Grimes, Miami. Safeties â€”Kam Chancellor, Seattle; Glover Quin, Detroit. Punter â€”Johnny Hekker, St. Louis. 2014 All-Pro Team voting NEW YORK â€” Results of The Associated Press 2014 NFL All-Pro balloting selected by a national panel of 50 media members: OFFENSE Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 44; Tony Romo, Dallas, 3; Tom Brady, New England, 2; Andrew Luck, Indianapolis, 1. Running Backs-x DeMarco Murray, Dallas, 48; Leâ€™Veon Bell, Pittsburgh, 44; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 7. Fullback-y John Kuhn, Green Bay, 18; Anthony Sherman, Kansas City, 14; Marcel Reece, Oakland, 12; Bruce Miller, San Francisco, 3; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 1; Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore, 1. Tight End Rob Gronkowski, New England, 50. Wide Receivers Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh, 49; Dez Bryant, Dallas, 24; Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, 15; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, 11; Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants, 1. Tackles Tyron Smith, Dallas, 35; Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 22; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati, 14; Jason Peters, Philadelphia, 12; Ryan Clady, Denver, 4; Sebastian Vollmer, New England, 3; Joe Staley, San Francisco, 3; Ricky Wagner, Baltimore, 2; Trent Williams, Washington, 1; Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 1; Jared Veldheer, Arizona, 1; Bryan Bulaga, Green Bay, 1; Louis Vasquez, Denver, 1. Guards Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 38; Zack Martin, Dallas, 24; Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 22; Kyle Long, Chicago, 5; Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 4; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia, 2; Jahri Evans, New Orleans, 2; Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 1; Dan Connolly, New England, 1; James Carpenter, Seattle, 1. Center Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 21; Travis Frederick, Dallas, 14; Nick Mangold, New York Jets, 7; Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 5; Corey Linsley, Green Bay, 1; Rodney Hudson, Kansas City, 1; Ryan Kalil, Carolina, 1. Place-kicker Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis, 25; Stephen Gostkowski, New England, 21; Matt Bryant, Atlanta, 1; Dan Bailey, Dallas, 1; Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona, 1; Justin Tucker, Baltimore, 1. Kick Returner Adam Jones, Cincinnati, 17; Darren Sproles, Philadelphia, 15; Devin Hester, Atlanta, 14; Jacoby Jones, Baltimore, 3; Deâ€™Anthony Thomas, Kansas City, 1. DEFENSE Ends J.J. Watt, Houston, 45; Mario Williams, Buffalo, 24; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 11; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 5; Cameron Wake, Miami, 5; Michael Bennett, Seattle, 3; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 3; Everson Griffen, Minnesota, 1; Jerry Hughes, Buffalo, 1; Robert Quinn, St. Louis, 1; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, 1. Tackles Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, 41; Marcell Dareus, Buffalo, 24; Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay, 13; J.J. Watt, Houston, 5; Kyle Williams, Buffalo, 4; Aaron Donald, St. Louis, 4; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets, 4; Senâ€™Derrick Marks, Jacksonville, 2; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 2; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 1. Outside Linebackers Justin Houston, Kansas City, 47; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore, 13; Von Miller, Denver, 11; Connor Barwin, Philadelphia, 11; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 7; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 5; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington, 3; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 2; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, 1. Inside Linebacker Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 43; Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 31; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore, 9; DeAndre Levy, Detroit, 4; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh, 4; Jamie Collins, New England, 2; Dontâ€™a Hightower, New England, 2; Dâ€™Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis, 1; Brandon Marshall, Denver, 1; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 1; Larry Foote, Arizona, 1; Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia 1. Cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, New England, 42; Richard Sherman, Seattle, 41; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, 9; Brent Grimes, Miami, 4; Vontae Davis, Indianapolis, 2; Aqib Talib, Denver, 1; Joe Haden, Cleveland, 1. Safeties Earl Thomas, Seattle, 39; Eric Weddle, San Diego, 16; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, 14; Glover Quin, Detroit, 13; Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 7; Antoine Bethea, San Francisco, 5; Devin McCourty, New England, 2; Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland, 2; Charles Woodson, Oakland, 1; Rashad Johnson, Arizona, 1. Punter-z Pat McAfee, Indianapolis, 26; Johnny Hekker, St. Louis, 12; Sam Koch, Baltimore, 8; Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, 2; Bryan Anger, Jacksonville, 1. x-one voter selected only one running back. y-one voter did not select a fullback. z-one voter did not select a punter College football Bowl glance New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3 New Mexico Bowl Utah State 21, UTEP 6 Las Vegas Bowl Utah 45, Colorado State 10 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24 Camelia Bowl Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 28 Miami Beach Bowl Memphis 55, BYU 48, 2OT Boca Raton Bowl Marshall 52, Northern Illinois 23 Poinsettia Bowl Navy 17, San Diego State 16 Bahamas Bowl Western Kentucky 49, C. Michigan 48 Hawaii Bowl Rice 30, Fresno State 6 Heart of Dallas Bowl Louisiana Tech 35, Illinois 18 Quick Lane Bowl Rutgers 40, North Carolina 21 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl N.C. State 34, UCF 27 Military Bowl Virginia Tech 33, Cincinnati 17 Sun Bowl Arizona State 36, Duke 31 Independence Bowl South Carolina 24, Miami 21 Pinstripe Bowl Penn State 31, Boston College 30, OT Holiday Bowl Southern Cal 45, Nebraska 42 Liberty Bowl Texas A&M 45, West Virginia 37 Russell Athletic Bowl Clemson 40, Oklahoma 6 Texas Bowl Arkansas 31, Texas 7 Tuesday, Dec. 30 Music City Bowl Notre Dame 31, LSU 28 Belk Bowl Georgia 37, Louisville 14 Fosters Farm Bowl Stanford 45, Maryland 21 Peach Bowl TCU 42, Mississippi 3 Fiesta Bowl Boise State 38, Arizona 30 Orange Bowl Georgia Tech 49, Mississippi State 34 Outback Bowl Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31, OT Cotton Bowl Classic Michigan State 42, Baylor 41 Citrus Bowl Missouri 33, Minnesota 17 Rose Bowl Playoff semifinal: Oregon 59, FSU 20 Sugar Bowl Playoff semifinal: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35 Friday, Jan. 2 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 35, Pittsburgh 34 TaxSlayer Bowl Tennessee 45, Iowa 28 Alamo Bowl UCLA (9-3) vs. Kansas State (9-3), (n) Cactus Bowl Okla. State (6-6) vs. Washington (8-5), (n) Saturday, Jan. 3 Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Florida (6-5) vs. East Carolina (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Sunday, Jan. 4 GoDaddy Bowl Toledo (8-4) vs. Arkansas State (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 10 Medal of Honor Bowl American vs. National, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 College Football Championship At Arlington, Texas Ohio State (13-1) vs. Oregon (13-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursdayâ€™s summary Ohio State 42, Alabama 35 Ohio St. 6 14 14 8 Alabama 14 7 7 7 First Quarter OSUâ€”FG Nuernberger 22, 11:32. Alaâ€”Henry 25 run (Grifth kick), 9:25. OSUâ€”FG Nuernberger 21, 5:17. Alaâ€”Cooper 15 pass from B.Sims (Grifth kick), 2:06. Second Quarter Alaâ€”Yeldon 2 run (Grifth kick), 8:07. OSUâ€”Elliott 3 run (Nuernberger kick), 2:55. OSUâ€”M.Thomas 13 pass from Spen cer (Nuernberger kick), :12. Third Quarter OSUâ€”D.Smith 47 pass from C.Jones (Nuernberger kick), 12:44. OSUâ€”S.Miller 41 interception return (Nuernberger kick), 3:21. Alaâ€”B.Sims 5 run (Grifth kick), 1:01. Fourth Quarter OSUâ€”Elliott 85 run (M.Thomas pass from M.Thomas), 3:24. Alaâ€”Cooper 6 pass from B.Sims (Grifth kick), 1:59. A,682. OSU Ala First downs 23 21 Rushes-yards 42-281 34-170 Passing 256 237 Comp-Att-Int 19-36-1 22-36-3 Return Yards 87 42 Punts-Avg. 6-46.5 7-55.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-24 4-36 Time of Possession 31:19 28:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING â€”Ohio St., Elliott 20-230, C.Jones 17-43, Marshall 3-11, Samuel 1-1, Brown 1-(minus 4). Alabama, Henry 13-95, Yeldon 10-47, B.Sims 10-29, Team 1-(minus 1). PASSING â€”Ohio St., C.Jones 18-35-1243, Spencer 1-1-0-13. Alabama, B.Sims 22-36-3-237. RECEIVING â€”Ohio St., M.Thomas 7-66, Marshall 5-55, D.Smith 2-87, Vannett 223, Elliott 1-13, Spencer 1-7, C.Smith 1-5. Alabama, Cooper 9-71, White 3-65, Henry 2-54, Fowler 2-14, Howard 2-14, Black 210, Vogler 2-9. NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 24 8 .750 â€” Brooklyn 16 16 .500 8 Boston 11 19 .367 12 New York 5 30 .143 20 Philadelphia 4 26 .133 19 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 23 8 .742 â€” Washington 22 10 .688 1 Miami 14 19 .424 10 Orlando 13 23 .361 12 Charlotte 10 24 .294 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 23 10 .697 â€” Cleveland 19 14 .576 4 Milwaukee 17 16 .515 6 Indiana 12 21 .364 11 Detroit 9 23 .281 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 23 8 .742 â€” Dallas 24 10 .706 Houston 22 10 .688 1 San Antonio 20 14 .588 4 New Orleans 17 16 .515 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 26 7 .788 â€” Oklahoma City 17 17 .500 9 Denver 13 20 .394 13 Utah 11 21 .344 14 Minnesota 5 26 .161 20 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 25 5 .833 â€” L.A. Clippers 22 11 .667 4 Phoenix 18 16 .529 9 Sacramento 14 19 .424 12 L.A. Lakers 10 22 .313 16 Thursdayâ€™s Games Chicago 106, Denver 101 Sacramento 110, Minnesota 107 Fridayâ€™s Games Brooklyn 100, Orlando 98 Cleveland 91, Charlotte 87 Dallas 119, Boston 101 Detroit 97, New York 81 New Orleans 111, Houston 83 Oklahoma City 109, Washington 102 Indiana at Milwaukee, (n) Philadelphia at Phoenix, (n) Atlanta at Utah, (n) Toronto at Golden State, (n) Memphis at L.A. Lakers, (n) Saturdayâ€™s Games Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Miami at Houston, 7 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. College basketball Fridayâ€™s womenâ€™s scores EAST Dartmouth 59, Oakland 54 Quinnipiac 80, Niagara 66 St. Peterâ€™s 50, Rider 49 SOUTH Kentucky 78, Alabama 66 Mississippi St. 64, Georgia 56 NJIT 76, Wofford 50 North Carolina 95, ETSU 62 MIDWEST Butler 66, Providence 61 N. Dakota St. 77, Oral Roberts 64 FAR WEST Stanford 71, Washington St. 56 Thursdayâ€™s menâ€™s scores SOUTH Belmont 78, SE Missouri 77 UT-Martin 84, Crowleyâ€™s Ridge 61 MIDWEST E. Illinois 61, Tennessee Tech 59 Evansville 52, N. Iowa 49 SIU-Edwardsville 73, Jacksonville St. 57 FAR WEST BYU 81, Santa Clara 46 E. Washington 84, Weber St. 78 Idaho 77, Idaho St. 54 Montana 66, N. Colorado 48 North Dakota 67, Montana St. 60 Pacific 77, Loyola Marymount 63 Portland St. 71, S. Utah 68 Sacramento St. 78, N. Arizona 73 Saint Maryâ€™s (Cal) 68, Pepperdine 59 San Diego 57, San Francisco 56 Thursdayâ€™s womenâ€™s scores EAST Morgan St. 54, UMBC 46 SOUTH Pikeville 89, Truett-McConnell 49 MIDWEST E. Illinois 67, Tennessee Tech 59 Michigan 89, Penn St. 53 Minnesota 81, Purdue 68 North Dakota 82, Montana St. 74 Northwestern 68, Wisconsin 46 Ohio St. 85, Rutgers 68 FAR WEST E. Washington 69, Weber St. 55 Montana 64, N. Colorado 58 N. Arizona 64, Sacramento St. 60 S. Utah 86, Portland St. 74 ACC menâ€™s standings Conference All Games W L Pct W L Pct Notre Dame 1 0 1.000 13 1 .929 NC State 1 0 1.000 10 4 .714 Duke 0 0 .000 12 0 1.000 Virginia 0 0 .000 12 0 1.000 Louisville 0 0 .000 12 1 .923 Miami 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Georgia Tech 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 North Carolina 0 0 .000 9 4 .692 Syracuse 0 0 .000 9 4 .692 Clemson 0 0 .000 8 4 .667 Boston College 0 0 .000 7 4 .636 Virginia Tech 0 0 .000 8 5 .615 Florida State 0 1 .000 8 6 .571 Wake Forest 0 1 .000 8 6 .571 Wednesdayâ€™s Games Wake Forest 80, Princeton 66 Duke 84, Wofford 55 Syracuse 61, Cornell 44 Fridayâ€™s Games Mississippi St. 62, FSU 55 Saturdayâ€™s Games Pittsburgh at NC State, Noon Syracuse at Virginia Tech, Noon Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. Boston College at Duke, 4 p.m. Virginia at Miami, 5:30 p.m. North Carolina at Clemson, 8:15 p.m. Sundayâ€™s Games Louisville at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. SEC menâ€™s standings Conference All Games W L Pct W L Pct Kentucky 0 0 .000 13 0 1.000 Arkansas 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 LSU 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 Alabama 0 0 .000 10 3 .767 Vanderbilt 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 Georgia 0 0 .000 8 3 .727 South Carolina 0 0 .000 8 3 .727 Texas A&M 0 0 .000 8 3 .727 Mississippi 0 0 .000 8 4 .667 Tennessee 0 0 .000 8 4 .667 Auburn 0 0 .000 7 5 .583 Florida 0 0 .000 7 5 .583 Miss. State 0 0 .000 7 6 .539 Missouri 0 0 .000 5 7 .417 Wednesdayâ€™s Games Tennessee 71, ETSU 61 Vanderbilt 70, Saint Louis 55 Georgia 50, Kansas St. 46 Fridayâ€™s Games Alabama 76, North Florida 61 Mississippi St. 62, FSU 55 Saturdayâ€™s Games North Alabama at Auburn, 1 p.m. Yale at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. UConn at Florida, 2 p.m. Norfolk St. at Georgia, 2 p.m. Austin Peay at Mississippi, 2 p.m. Utah Valley at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Hartford at Texas A&M, 5 p.m. Lipscomb at Missouri, 5 p.m. South Carolina vs. Iowa St. at Barclays Center, 6 p.m. Savannah St. at LSU, 7 p.m. Sundayâ€™s Games No games scheduled NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 38 25 11 2 52 104 88 Tampa Bay 40 24 12 4 52 130 106 Detroit 38 20 9 9 49 108 95 Toronto 38 21 14 3 45 128 114 Florida 36 17 10 9 43 84 93 Boston 38 19 15 4 42 101 103 Ottawa 36 15 14 7 37 97 99 Buffalo 39 14 22 3 31 76 130 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 38 24 9 5 53 117 90 N.Y. Islanders 37 25 11 1 51 117 103 Washington 37 19 11 7 45 108 96 N.Y. Rangers 35 20 11 4 44 107 89 Columbus 35 16 16 3 35 89 110 Philadelphia 38 14 17 7 35 104 115 New Jersey 40 13 20 7 33 85 115 Carolina 38 11 23 4 26 75 101 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 38 25 11 2 52 119 81 Nashville 36 24 9 3 51 106 78 St. Louis 37 22 12 3 47 108 93 Winnipeg 38 19 12 7 45 96 92 Dallas 36 17 14 5 39 108 118 Minnesota 35 17 14 4 38 100 98 Colorado 37 14 15 8 36 96 112 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 39 24 9 6 54 107 104 Los Angeles 39 19 12 8 46 106 96 Vancouver 36 21 12 3 45 105 97 San Jose 38 20 13 5 45 104 96 Calgary 39 21 15 3 45 114 103 Arizona 37 14 19 4 32 86 121 Edmonton 38 8 22 8 24 82 131 Thursdayâ€™s Games Washington 3, Chicago 2 Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2 Fridayâ€™s Games Florida 2, Buffalo 0 Montreal 4, New Jersey 2 Pittsburgh 6, Tampa Bay 3 Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1 Toronto at Minnesota, (n) Edmonton at Colorado, (n) N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, (n) St. Louis at Anaheim, (n) Saturdayâ€™s Games Ottawa at Boston, Noon Nashville at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Montreal at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7 p.m. Columbus at Arizona, 7 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 9 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Transactions BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS â€” Named Dane Johnson bullpen coach, Eric Owens assistant hitting coach, Sal Fasano minor league pitching coordinator, Darold Knowles rehabilitation pitching coach and Rick Langford senior pitching advisor. Promoted Heather Connolly to manager, major league administration and Joe Sheehan to manager, baseball research and development. FOOTBALL National Football League GREEN BAY PACKERS â€” Promoted Eliot Wolf to director of player personnel. Arena Football League SPOKANE SHOCK â€” Re-signed defensive backs coach William Mulder to a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League ARIZONA COYOTES â€” Assigned F Tyler Gaudet to Portland (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS â€” Recalled F Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS â€” Traded LW David Perron to Pittsburgh for C Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round draft pick. FLORIDA PANTHERS â€” Recalled D Shane Oâ€™Brien from San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS â€” Assigned F Stefan Matteau and F Joe Whitney to Albany (AHL). Placed F Mike Sislo on waivers. Activated F Patrik Elias, F Martin Havlat and F Michael Ryder. American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS â€” Terminated the contract of G Philippe Trudeau. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS â€” Released C A.J. Jenks from his professional tryout contract. Reassigned G Daniel Altshuller to Florida (ECHL).
Saturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C5 the rookie is being asked to replace the injured Leâ€™Veon Bell. Fellow rookie Dri Archer along with newly acquired Ben Tate also are in the mix, but Harris will keep getting the ball if heâ€™s productive. BENGALS: TE Jermaine Gresham averaged a career-low 7.4 yards per catch on 62 receptions while Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu make the big plays for Cincinnatiâ€™s offense. Andy Dalton likes dumping the ball off, so Gresham could be quite active. COLTS: LB Jonathan Newsome set a franchise rookie record with 6 1/2 sacks, including two last week that built his case for more playing time. The Colts had trouble pressuring quarterbacks, so theyâ€™ll need Newsome to disrupt Daltonâ€™s rhythm. LIONS: S James Ihedigbo had a career-best four interceptions in his first season with the Lions. He is coming off being benched in the second half in last weekâ€™s loss at Green Bay, so heâ€™ll have even more motivation to make plays. Ihedigbo also knows what it takes to win in the playoffs. He played for the Ravens two years ago. COWBOYS: WR Cole Beasley is easily overlooked on an offense that includes Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Jason Wit ten. But Beasley has a knack for making a tough catch and slipping through the defense for a key first down. NFL from page C1 AP All-Pro team: Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks NEW YORK (AP) â€” J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday. Houstonâ€™s Watt was listed on all 50 ballots by a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, with 45 of the votes for defensive end and the other five for defensive tackle. So he actually was a first-team end and a second-team tackle in gaining his third straight selection. â€œEverybody always says you try and make it so the other team canâ€™t game plan you because they donâ€™t know where youâ€™re coming from,â€ Watt said. â€œI mean, half the time I have no clue where Iâ€™m coming from, so it makes it pretty tough for the other people, I think, and thatâ€™s the goal.â€ No such confusion for New Eng landâ€™s Rob Gronkowski as the other unanimous pick. He grabbed all the votes for tight end. â€œHeâ€™s, I think, when you say a kid playing the game, thatâ€™s him,â€ Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. â€œHe donâ€™t care about anything, stats, if weâ€™re up or down, heâ€™s playing one way. Heâ€™s playing hard and you can tell heâ€™s just having fun with his friends on the field.â€ Dallas led all teams with four AllPros, including guard Zack Martin, the only rookie on the squad. League rushing leader DeMarco Murray, tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver Dez Bryant also made it. â€œI wasnâ€™t really coming in this year expecting to do this, but itâ€™s been a fun season,â€ said Martin, a first-round draftee from Notre Dame who has been a major cog in the Cowboysâ€™ superb running attack. Making their first All-Pro teams were all four Cowboys, plus Seattle inside linebacker Bobby Wagner; Buf falo DE Mario Williams and DT Mar cell Dareus; Kansas City outside LB Justin Houston; Pittsburgh WR Anto nio Brown and RB Leâ€™Veon Bell; Bal timore guard Marshal Yanda; Green Bay fullback John Kuhn; Cincinnati kick returner Adam Jones; and India napolis punter Pat McAfee. Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri joined McAfee. â€œItâ€™s pretty awesome,â€ McAfee said. â€œWhen we both signed back here (in March), that was the plan â€” to be the two best specialists in the league. Iâ€™m not sure I made it, but he certainly did.â€ Packers quarterback Aaron Rodg ers made it for the second time; he also was the All-Pro QB in 2011. Brown was next closest to sweep ing the panel, earning 49 votes. Mur ray drew 48 and Houston 47. â€œWhen you step into a stadium heâ€™s a known issue, but still he performs,â€ Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Brown. Cleveland tackle Joe Thomas earned his fifth All-Pro spot, the most of anyone on the current team. Patri ots cornerback Darrelle Revis got his fourth All-Pro berth. Editorâ€™s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication Shining stars on APâ€™s annual list J.J. Watt and Rob Gronkowski are unanimous selections for the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. Dallas led all teams with four All-Pros. AP NFL ALL PRO TEAM 010215: Graphic lists the football players chosen by The Associated Press for the 2014 NFL All-Pro Team ; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 83 mm; with related stories; ED ; ETA 2 p.m. OFFENSE QUARTERBACK Aaron Rodgers RUNNING BACKS DeMarco Murray Leâ€™Veon Bell FULLBACK John Kuhn TIGHT END Rob Gronkowski WIDE RECEIVERS Antonio Brown Dez Bryant TACKLES Tyron Smith Joe Thomas GUARDS Marshal Yanda Zach Martin CENTER Maurkice Pouncey PLACEKICKER Adam Vinatieri KICK RETURNER Adam Jones DEFENSE ENDS J.J. Watt Mario Williams TACKLES Ndamukong Suh Marcell Dareus OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS Justin Houston Elvis Dumervil INSIDE LINEBACKERS Luke Kuechly Bobby Wagner CORNERBACK S Darrelle Revis Richard Sherman SEA SAFETIES Earl Thomas Eric Weddle SD PUNTER Pat McAfee The AP All-Pro team is selected by a national panel of 50 media members NFL BRIEFS Jets interview Quinn, Cable NEW YORK (AP) â€” The New York Jetsâ€™ search for a new coach and general manager is kicking into high gear. Owner Woody Johnson, along with consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly, completed a trip to Seattle on Friday after talking to Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and assistant head coachoffensive line coach Tom Cable about the Jetsâ€™ head coaching vacancy. The trio also spoke to Seahawks director of pro personnel Trent Kirchner on Thursday night for New Yorkâ€™s general manager position, which opened when Johnson fired John Idzik along with coach Rex Ryan on Monday. As for their coaching search, the Jets have additional meetings scheduled with former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone and San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich during the next few days. There is also interest from the Jets in Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Baltimore offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. Kelly takes bigger role, R oseman promoted PHILADELPHIA â€” Before winning his first playoff game, Chip Kelly won a power struggle. Kelly got control of the Philadelphia Eaglesâ€™ player personnel department on Friday after Howie Roseman was promoted from general manager to executive vice president of football operations. The shake-up ends speculation about Kellyâ€™s future in Philadelphia following a turbulent week that included the dismissal of vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble on Wednesday. Source: R aiders interview Shurmur ALAMEDA, Calif. â€” The Oakland Raiders interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Friday. A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders met with Shurmur as they seek a full-time coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not releasing details on interviews. Shurmur has been offensive coordinator for the Eagles the past two seasons. He was head coach in Cleveland the previous two years where he had a 9-23 record. Bengalsâ€™ Green doubtful for playoff game CINCINNATI â€” Bengals receiver A.J. Green didnâ€™t practice on Friday because of a concussion and was listed as doubtful for a playoff game on Sunday at Indianapolis. Green suffered the concussion during a loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday night that relegated the Bengals (10-5-1) to a wild-card berth. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday, but was held out on Friday. The Pro Bowl receiver has to pass concussion tests before he can fully practice or play. Green missed three games â€” including Cincinnatiâ€™s 27-0 loss at Indianapolis in October â€” and parts of two others with an injured right big toe. PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Sean Spenceâ€™s word choice was not by accident. Spending three years in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room has taught the linebacker certain oppo nents evoke certain feelings. Thereâ€™s only really one that pops up when the Baltimore Ravens come to mind. â€œJust a rich tradition of hatred we have for one another,â€ Spence said. Even if Spenceâ€™s partici pation in that tradition is limited. Heâ€™s hardly alone. The vast majority of players on both sides of the field will be getting their first taste of what one of the NFLâ€™s true blood feuds looks like in the playoffs when the Steelers (11-5) host the Ravens (106) in the wild-card round. That list, however, will not include Leâ€™Veon Bell. Pittsburghâ€™s All-Pro run ning back and team MVP is out with a hyperextended right knee, leaving rookies Josh Harris and Dri Archer and newly acquired Ben Tate in his place. Tate, on his fourth team in 12 months, was looking for a job a week ago. Now he finds himself thrust into one of the leagueâ€™s longestrunning dramas. â€œEveryone knows about it,â€ Tate said. â€œSo, itâ€™s noth ing new that Iâ€™ve never heard about before.â€ And really, thatâ€™s kind of the point. Signing with Pitts burgh or Baltimore comes with the underlying expec tation that for any season to be successful, youâ€™re going to have to find a way to deal with your archrival. â€œThatâ€™s one of the rea sons I came here,â€ Balti more linebacker Elvis Dumervil said. â€œThis is best rivalry Iâ€™ve ever been a part of by a long shot. Itâ€™s cool man, to be able to see it early in my career and be a part of it now, to have played in it. And now, for a playoff game, it doesnâ€™t get any better than that.â€ The Ravens and Steelers have been battling for AFC North supremacy off and on for most of the millen nium. Both have two Super Bowl titles since 2000. Three times theyâ€™ve met in the playoffs at Heinz Field. Three times Pittsburgh advanced while Baltimore trudged back to the locker room wondering how its season slipped away. The Ravens led by 14 at the half in the divisional round in 2010 only to watch the Steelers rally, winning on a Rashard Mendenhall touch down run with 1:39 to play. Itâ€™s a painful history in Baltimore, though the Ravens hardly sound wor ried about repeating it. â€œThe other ones pretty much have their result, but this one doesnâ€™t,â€ Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said. â€œCome Saturday, itâ€™s an opportunity to do something special and do something we havenâ€™t ever done.â€ Besides, most of the faces have changed. Pitts burgh has just 15 players on the active roster who were part of the 2010 team that reached the Super Bowl. The Ravens only have 19 guys remaining from the group that won the fran chiseâ€™s second champion ship two years ago. They split their two regular-sea son meetings this year, with each club winning by 20 points at home in a couple of rare blowouts in a series where the result usually isnâ€™t determined until the final seconds. Both sides are prepar ing to etch another bruising chapter today. Itâ€™s January. Itâ€™s Ravens-Steelers. Thatâ€™s the way itâ€™s supposed to be, right? â€œThis is probably what the NFL wanted more than anything to see these two AFC North teams go at it,â€ Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. AFC WC BAL PIT 123014: Graphic looks at the AFC wild-card playoff game between the Ravens and Steelers ; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; with related stories; ED ; ETA 3 p.m. Editorâ€™s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication Team comparison 353.4 336.9 253.1 248.7 100.3 88.2 (Regular-season statistics) OFFENSE DEFENSE AFC WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Team leaders RAVENS STEELERS Joe Flacco 3,986 PASSING Ben Roethlisberger 4,952 Justin Forsett 1,266 RUSHING Leâ€™Veon Bell 1,361 Steve Smith 1,065 RECEIVING Antonio Brown 1,698 (Yards) Average per game 27.2 25.6 23.0 18.9 POINTS TOTAL YDS PASSING RUSHING 238.7 301.6 411.1 364.9 109.5 126.2 SOURCE: National Football League AP New faces rev Steelers-Ravens rivalry CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â€” The key to the Arizona Cardinals advancing in the NFC playoffs could come down to their ability to slow down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the running game. Arizonaâ€™s defense has struggled against mobile quarterbacks the past two weeks. Seattleâ€™s Russell Wilson ran for 88 yards on six car ries and San Franciscoâ€™s Colin Kaepernick had 63 yards on seven rushes to spearhead wins over Ari zona. The Cardinals allowed a combined 473 yards rush ing in those two losses. Newton is well aware of the opportunity in front of him when the Panthers host the Cardinals today in an NFC wild-card game. â€œObviously itâ€™s some thing that sticks out,â€ New ton said. â€œI know they will have some wrinkles in for me and hopefully I will be able to dissect them and take what they give me. (But) Iâ€™m not going to go into this game thinking that Iâ€™m going to have 200-plus yards in the running game myself, because thatâ€™s not what itâ€™s about. Itâ€™s about being productive and exe cuting the game plan.â€ Carolinaâ€™s running game has been in high gear in recent weeks, including a 194-yard performance in an NFC South-clinching 34-3 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Newton accounted for 51 yards rush ing and a touchdown. Newton has been an active participant in Caro linaâ€™s running game in his last four starts, carrying 39 times for 246 yards and three touchdowns. â€œUnfortunately weâ€™re going against one of those similar offenses that weâ€™ve been having problems with the last few weeks,â€ said Cardinals linebacker Larry Foote. â€œBut weâ€™re comfort able, weâ€™re used to it.â€ Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called Newton an unbelievable athlete, but is expecting a better effort from his defense this week. â€œHopefully we have learned something,â€ Arians said. â€œThe big thing is cover your guy when you are in blitz. We gave up an easy touchdown and an easy long run in that ball game on mental errors so those two things are easily cor rectable hopefully.â€ Carolina (7-8-1) is only the second team in NFL history to reach the post season in a non-strikeshortened season with a losing record. Nonetheless, the Panthers opened as a 4-point favorite at home in large because Arizonaâ€™s quarterback situation. The number had climbed to six by Thursday. TURNING UP THE HEAT: Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott is turning up the heat. The Panthers have 17 sacks in the last five games, including six against the Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers are getting a better push from their front seven, led by defensive end Charles Johnson. â€œHeâ€™s had a tremendous stretch of four games,â€ Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. Stopping Newton key for Cardinals NFC WC ARI CAR 123014: Graphic looks at the NFC wild-card playoff game between the Cardinals and Panthers ; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; with related stories; ED ; ETA 3 p.m. Editorâ€™s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication Team comparison 339.8 368.2 227.8 259.5 112.0 108.7 (Regular-season statistics) OFFENSE DEFENSE NFC WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers Team leaders CARDINALS PANTHERS Drew Stanton 1,711 PASSING Cam Newton 3,127 Andre Ellington 660 RUSHING Jonathan Stewart 809 Michael Floyd RECEIVING G. Olsen/K. Benjamin 1,008 (Yards) Average per game 21.2 18.7 POINTS TOTAL YDS PASSING RUSHING 238.0 319.8 127.2 81.8 SOURCE: National Football League AP J.J. WATT NFL
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The Condemned () Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone. SUN 49 422 656 NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Houston Rockets. (N Subject to Blackout) (L) HEAT Live! Inside HEAT Inside HEAT NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Houston Rockets. SYFY 70 52 122 244 (6:00) Elektra () The Spirit () Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson. Drive Angry () Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard. Battle of the Damned () TBS 31 15 139 247 Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Ground Floor Love Actually () Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Colin Firth. TCM 25 70 132 256 Bus Stop () Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray. Rebel Without a Cause () James Dean, Natalie Wood. Requiem for a Heavyweight () Anthony Quinn. TLC 37 40 183 280 Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Sex Sent Me to the E.R. (N) Sex Sent Me to the E.R. (N) Untold Stories of the E.R. Sex Sent Me to the E.R. TNT 29 54 138 245 (6:30) The Chronicles of Riddick () Vin Diesel. Transporter: The Series (N) Transporter: The Series The Librarians Flynn returns. The Chronicles of Riddick USA 62 55 105 242 NCIS â€œBerlinâ€ NCIS â€œRevengeâ€ NCIS â€œDouble Blindâ€ NCIS â€œDamned If You Doâ€ NCIS â€œRekindledâ€ NCIS â€œUp in Smokeâ€ WGN-A 13 239 307 Blue Bloods â€œCellar Boyâ€ Blue Bloods â€œThe Uniformâ€ Blue Bloods â€œLeap of Faithâ€ Blue Bloods â€œThe Jobâ€ How I Met How I Met Engagement Engagement TODAYâ€™S TV LISTINGS Saturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C7
To submit an item for Out & About, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 850-747-5097 Out & About Page C8 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 IC HI BA N HI BA CH I â€” Bu ff et Inc lu de s Be ve ra ge â€” Lu nc h Bu ff et $1 0. 49 Mon -S at 11 :0 0 am to 3: 45 pm Di nn er Bu ff et $1 4. 19 Mon -T hu rs 3: 45 pm to 10 :0 0 pm Fr i & Sa t 3: 45 pm to 10 :3 0 pm Su nd ay Al lDa y Bu ff et $1 4. 19 11 :0 0 am to 10 :0 0 pm AL L YO U CA N EA T SN OW CR AB EV ER Y NI GH T & SUND AY AL L DA Y $2 .0 0 OF F FO R EV ER Y PE RS ON IN YO UR GR OU P Ca n' t co mbi ne wit h ot he r of fe rs . 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Cats, Rugs, Bears, Neckties How many sisters did JFK have? Zero, 2, 3, 5 ANSWERS: Blueprinting, Lucille Ball, Birmingham, 6, Cats, 5Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comWILS O N C A SEY Trivia Guy Whatâ€™s HAPPENING TODAY ST. A N D REWS W A TERFR O NT F A RMERS M A RKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Yacht Basin beside the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, 12th Street and Beck Avenue. Rain or shine. Vendors, live music, kids craft table. Bring a shing pole and stay for the day. Details: HistoricStAndrews.com/market or 872-7208 GR A N D L A G OO N W A TERFR O NT F A RMERSâ€™ M A RKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capt Andersonâ€™s on Thomas Drive. Enjoy the regionâ€™s nest makers, bakers and growers at PCBâ€™s year-round farmersâ€™ market. Live music, free tastings and family fun. Details: WaterfrontMarkets.org or 763-7359 SE A SI D E F A RMERS M A RKET: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Labor Day to Memorial Day, in Seaside off County 30A. Details: SeasideFarmersMarket.wordpress. com LUCK Y PUPP Y RESCUE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7228 Boatrace Road in Callaway. â€œPaws Dayâ€ childrenâ€™s event. Horse rides for the kids. Hamburgers, hotdogs and â€œspaygetti.â€ Donations appreciated. Details: Terri Mattson, 814-6500 HIST O R Y T O UR: 10 a.m. at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. Tour is free with the paid park admission of $4 per vehicle. Led by Gloria Turner. Come learn the parkâ€™s history. Details: 233-5059 A RTISTS IN A CTI O N: 1-6 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave. Free. Details: 769-0608, CityArtsCooperative.com FREE WINE T A STING: 1-4 p.m. every Saturday at Carousel Supermarket, 19440 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach. Details: 234-2219 S UN DAY 30 A F A RMERS M A RKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Each Sunday, join this community event featuring fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, cheese, preserves, sauces, bread, sweets, prepared foods to go and much more. Details: 30aFarmersMarket. com GR A N D L A G OO N W A TERFR O NT F A RMERSâ€™ M A RKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Capt Andersonâ€™s on Thomas Drive. Enjoy the regionâ€™s nest makers, bakers and growers at PCBâ€™s year-round farmersâ€™ market. Live music, free tastings and family fun. Details: WaterfrontMarkets.org or 763-7359 GR A N D SQU A RE R O UN D S: 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Grand Square Hall, 1105 Bob Little Road, Springeld. Ballroom dance lesson until 3:30 p.m., followed by dancing. $10 per couple. Details: 265-9488 or 814-3861 SN O WBIR D DA NCE: 3-6 p.m. at Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 9600 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. DJ Jim Lawson playing the classics. Admission: $3. Details: 234-3484 A MERIC A N A C A F SUN DAY S: 3:30 p.m. Roberts Hall, 831 Florida Ave, Lynn Haven. Details: 722-4915 H OO P DA NCE CL A SS: 6-7 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave., Panama City, with Heather Clements. Beginners welcome; hoops available to borrow or buy. Details: 769-0608 HOW T O SUBMIT T O WHA Tâ€™ S HAPPENING Email email@example.com with â€œWhatâ€™s Happeningâ€ in the subject line. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday events: By 5 p.m. Wednesday before Wednesday events: By 5 p.m. Monday before Thursday events: By 5 p.m. Tuesday before Friday events: By 5 p.m. Wednesday before Happy BIRTHDAY Record producer Sir George Martin is 89. Actor Robert Loggia is 85. Actor Dabney Coleman is 83. Journalist-author Betty Rollin is 79. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Hull is 76. Singer-songwriterproducer Van Dyke Parks is 72. Musician Stephen Stills is 70. Rock musician John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) is 69. Actress Victoria Principal is 65. Actor-director Mel Gibson is 59. Actress Shannon Sturges is 47. Jazz musician James Carter is 46. 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(AP) â€” â€œDownton Abbeyâ€ star Allen Leech has a winning way with accents. The Irish-born actor employs his native brogue in portraying Tom Branson, the former chauffeur whoâ€™s become a landedfamily insider on the PBS series that returns Sunday for its fifth season. But moviegoers hear a Scotch lilt from Leechâ€™s World War II code breaker in â€œThe Imitation Game.â€ And, for an audience of one, Leech seals his adroitness with an impish take on the posh English tones of â€œDownton Abbeyâ€ creator and writer Julian Fellowes. When a nanny was discovered mistreating Tomâ€™s toddler daughter last season, Leech recalls, he asked Fellowes if Tom could punish the wayward servant. â€œI donâ€™t think another death on our hands is what we need,â€ Leech said, mimicking Fellowes â€” who, despite asking, has yet to hear the canny impression. â€œAs soon as he fires me,â€ Leech said, smiling. There appears little danger of that. Leechâ€™s Tom has become an integral part of Lord Granthamâ€™s estate and the series. Tom might lack the elan of the late, lamented Matthew, but his solid warmth, coupled with Leechâ€™s helpful handsomeness, make him a worthy Downton leading man. During a promotional visit here for â€œDownton Abbey,â€ Leech was careful to avoid giving away details of the latest season â€” which, to the frustration of some viewers, comes to America after it airs in the U.K. â€” but he was willing to revisit past threads that are woven in for his character. Tom, a single father since the death several years before of his high-born wife, is increasingly uneasy in the embrace, however kind, of his wealthy in-laws. Fanning his discontent: an attractive woman who wants him to return to his onetime radicalism. Teacher-firebrand Sarah Bunting, played by Daisy Lewis, â€œcertainly has reignited his passion for political life but also for change,â€ Leech said. That has Tom seriously mulling a different life in America for him and his daughter. â€œBear in mind, the family arenâ€™t enamored of him going anywhere, which is a long way from season two,â€ he said, laughing over Tomâ€™s rocky path in wooing Lady Sybil. Leechâ€™s career has moved along nicely since he found, as a child appearing in school plays, that acting allowed him to exercise his imagination. The real epiphany came at age 11, when he played the Cowardly Lion in a stage production of â€œThe Wizard of Ozâ€ and bumped into a schoolmateâ€™s father. The man mentioned that acting was his full-time job. Immersing himself in the magic of â€œOz,â€ he said, â€œreally invigorated me ... and then happening to meet someone who was a professional at this. It just completely changed my outlook on what I wanted to do.â€ For movie buffs, heâ€™s unrelated to Cary Grant, whose birth name has the same pronunciation but a different spelling, Leach; â€œIâ€™ve tried to claim him on different occasions,â€ Leech joked. ALLEN L EE C H AP From left, Allen Leech as Tom Branson, Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham, and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, in a scene from season 5 of â€œDownton Abbey.â€
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CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, January 3, 2015 | The News Herald | Page D3 1135515 Customer SupportInbound & Outbound Telephone Multi-Media Sales ConsultantThe News Herald is looking for an inbound and outbound telephone multi-media sales consultant in a full-time position. Candidates must be skilled in computer data entry. Attention to detail is important. Must be an above-average speller and be able to proofread for spelling errors. Prior sales, telemarketing, or related experience required. The News Herald offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life and short/long-term disability insurance, 401(k), vacation and sick leave and paid holidays. Candidates are selected for hire pending a background check and drug screen. Come by The News Herald at 501 W. 11th Street for an application, or send resume to email@example.com Interviews will be scheduled, no phone calls please. 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Top brand, white loveseat, needs cleaning, not torn or worn, $145 obo.Call (850) 819-1740 ASeasoned Christmas Special: Split Oak special $65 and up Large truck load. Call 850-866-8673 Buy & SellUsed Furniture 850-872-9544 or www .visit second2none.com Guns, Ammo and AccessoriesGlock, Ruger, Mossberg, & more! North Florida Coins, M-F, 11-5, Sat 9-2 2639-B Lisenby Ave. PC. 850-215-8565. 10,000lb GVW tag along trailer , dual axel, 16x79.5 deck, light fixtures & ramps, $2850. Call 850-892-0767 Text FL09834 to 56654 Burn Barrells , $25/each or 2/$40. Call 624-1729 Cemetery Plot in the devotion section for sale at Evergreen Garden, $3999. Call 850-215-5175 Text FL09771 to 56654 Tandem crypt at Kent Forest Memorial ; retails for $13k. Must Sell Call to make Any Offers 850-814-8886 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDWill buy sealed, unexpired boxes (850)710-0189 Utility trailer tires & rims 205-75-15. 5 lug white spoke. New. $90 ea or 4 for $350. Also, new 14Â” $80 each or 4 for $300. Also, new 13Â” $65 each or 4 for $250. Call 850-624-1729 Administrative/ClericalOffice AsstFor busy doctorÂ’s office, will train. Send resume to P.O. Box 1960, Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Web ID#:34305591 Bldg Const/TradesHousekeeperHousekeeper needed 1 to 2 days a week in Bear Creek area. Must have a valid DriverÂ’s License. Apply in person M-F at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 DFWP/EOE Web ID#: 34310065 Bldg Const/TradesLaborerFor Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 Must have valid DriverÂ’s License 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP Web ID#: 34310058 Bldg Const/TradesMachinistExperienced Machinist for Pipe Fabrication Company. DFWP Apply at: 6513 Bayline Dr. PC. 850-763-4834 Web ID#: 34310067 Admin/ClericalDental Office Front DeskOur fast-paced dental office, on the Beach is looking for that perfect someone to join our front office staff. 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CLASSIFIEDSPage D4 | The News Herald | Saturday, January 3, 2015 1134565 223 Hugh Thomas Dr Â€ CallawayOPEN HOUSE TODAY 1-3:30 PM 4BR/3BA 2,493 SQFT $200,000 MLS#624809 Heather HuddlestonREALTORÂ® 850-774-2832 Beautiful Canal Front Home in Bay Point$549,000 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, office/4th bedroom, family room which has attached atrium/ greenhouse and electric fireplace. Large eat-in kitchen has Corian countertops, island and breakfast bar. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, leading into master bath with separate sauna/steam shower and jetted tub area. Lofted space above foyer. Laundry room complete with plenty of cabinet storage and sink. Marble floors throughout. Large deck accessible from every room on lower level of house, leading down to 92 feet of boat dock. Attached 2 car garage, security system and central vac. This gently lived in home is a must see! Call 850-235-3500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to see this property. Medical/HealthCNAÂ’sA Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility dedicated to excellent patient care has openings for all shifts. Applicants must also be able to work designated weekend shifts. Benefits include: * Shift Differential * Uniform Allowance * Vacation Pay * 401k * BCBS Health Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance Background Check & Drug Screening Required Applications are available: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Please No Phone Calls. Apply in Person at: 3611 Transmitter Rd Panama City, FL 32404 Web ID 34309945 Medical/HealthPediatrics Plus, Inc.A growing pediatrics therapy practice is seeking FT Occupational Therapist & PT Speech Therapist. Fax resume to 872-9558 Web ID#: 34309488 Quality AssuranceQuality Assurance ManagerQuality Assurance Manager for Pipe Fabrication Company. Quality Control Experience with Pipe Welds & ASME Codes REQUIRED. Must have a valid DriverÂ’s License. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Benefits Web ID#: 34310060 EARN EXTRA INCOMENewspaper Carriers NeededPanama City Beach , Panama City, Bonifay, & ChipleyEmail Jamie Meadors at email@example.com or call 850-747-5098. Please leave name, contact number, and what area you live in. Web ID#: 34309878 Wave Runner Rental Concession Stands For lease for 2015 on PCB. Must have own wave runners, excellent income opportunity. 850-527-6829, Call10-5 Text FL09673 to 56654 Beach Office Space800 s.f. off Middle Beach Road $625mo Jane Bondi, Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. (850) 819-4268 Text FL01983 to 56654 Whse w/office & docks 2500-5000-7500 up to 20k sf Various locations in PC area. 785-3031 1 br 1 ba , Newly remodeled apartment located of Stamford Rd, All new appliances including dishwasher and washer/ dryer. Deck off of the bedroom with storage room. Large privacy fenced yard great for pets. All utilities furnished including cable. Avail Jan 1st $1000 mo Call 850-394-7185 2613Â½ N Cedar Ln . 3br, 2ba, Lg apt, $285 wk. includes util No Pets, No Deposit call 850-258-1889 txt FL09782 to 56654 1br, 1ba, quiet area, WD hkup, FP, vaulted ceilings, CH&A, carpet, tile, no pets, $600 mo. 850-871-4235 Text FL09867 to 56654 1br, 1ba, St. Andrews, Small Pets ok. W/D hk-ups, 850-527-6879 Text FL08770 to 56654 2br 1ba, Conv. to TAFB/Town $550/mo + dep. Call 785-7341 or 814-3211 Pet Friendly Apts 2Bdrm $575-$650, 1Bdrm $525-$625 Weekly also avail. TEXT or Call Steve (850) 867-5603 PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationÂ” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Duplex , 2 or 3br/2ba Very Clean, Carport, Near Mall, Very Nice Area $850mo + dep; 850-960-6039 txt FL09897 to 56654 Snowbirds Welcomed 3bd/2ba at Regency Towers. Newly Remodled, Avail Jan, Call Owner @ 850-785-4493 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 3 br, 2 bath Brick, CH&A, No pets! $850 $900/mo Call 871-4827 Text FL09886 to 56654 3br, 1ba, 239 Center Ave, quiet neighborhood. $750/mo. 850-819-6645 Text FL09757 to 56654 Furnished room w/ beach view, utilities incl & HBO, no pets, $500mo. 404-668-9827 Text FL10038 to 56654 For Responsible working male, non-alcohol/ drug environment, $90 weekly. $25 deposit Call 850-769-8496 Room for rent: House privileges, private bath, Callaway area. $200 dep. $125/week. Please call 850-381-3122 Bayou George 2bd/1ba & 3br/2ba avail clean, quiet, lrg yrd no pets w/s/g incld. 850-265-4043 Bonifay: 4bd/2ba, Double Wide, large shaded lot, near the school in Bonifay. Avail now, $600mo Call: 850-699-9464 Text FL99320 to 56654 Lynn Haven 2 & 3 BrÂ’s starting at $540 mnth, W/D Hookup, CH/A, No Pets. 850-624-6552 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Sell It Today!I BUYHOUSESPretty or Ugly763-7355ibuyhousesprettyorugly.comText FL95981 to 56654 3 br 3 Â½ baCompletely Renovated1,360 Sqft.Nice open floor plan. $215,000 MLS #624668 Colleen Dietrich 850-814-7298 3,155 SqFt 4BR/3BA all brick home on 1 Acre with screened inground pool & Media room w/ 100Â” screen Surround Sound. 840SqFt Workshop w/electricity. Must See! $389k MLS621422 Bonnie Milstead, CRS, GRI Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty Call 850-814-3423 Under Contract For Sale By Owner3bd 3ba, 55 Acre brick Home near Historic Defuniak Springs; Pool, Pecan trees, Spring fed fish pond, 45 miles to beaches and bases. 9379 State HWY 83 North, Defuniak Springs, FL 32539Asking 299k OBO. Call 850-682-7244; forsalebyowner.com Bayside 3br 3Â½ ba Huge Price Reduction! 1,800 sqft, huge yards! MLS 620116 Colleen Dietrich 850-814-7298 Built in 05, this lovely maintained home has 100% financing available through USDA. Victorian styled design with lots of decorator features. 3/2 Tile in LR&Kitchen. Wood floors in M/BR and hallway. Carpet in 2 bedrooms. Storage bldg has elect. Convenient to Tyndall. $131,900 Fran Holt 832-0714 Latitudes Realty DEEP WATERFRONT! Classic Cove home with hardwood floors and lots of charm. 3BR/2BA. Open and airy, overlooks Watson Bayou on high bluff. Huge screen porch, dock area w/4 big boat wet slips. $325,000. Seller moving soon and MOTIVATED!! OÂ’Keefe & Wainwright, Realtors 850-785-8746 Hammocks, brick 3/2. Wood, Tile, Carpet, Open living area, High ceilings, Scrnd porch, Elec. fireplace, fenced, $225K. 850-832-9540 HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER 2304 W. Game Farm Rd. Spacious home located close to Lynn Haven & Panama City, 2852 sq. ft. Large Open Concept Kitchen, New Roof, 4br/3.5Ba, separate master suite, $220,000. Call 407-745-1175 Lakefront home w/views of Lake Suzanne along w/100 ft of white sandy beach. Enjoy sunny Fl in your very own lake house w/20 ft of visibility in the warm water to enjoy scuba, snorkeling, & swimming. Home is elevated 50 ft above the lake & offers sunset views of the water from the LR, DR, or the covered porch. Renovated Kitch w/granite counters & new appl. New carpet throughout, remodeled bthrms w/granite, tile floors & new vanities, faucets, etc. Located in Leisure Lakes where community mbrs enjoy trophy size bream and largemouth bass fishing. Owners can enjoy a comm pool, tennis crt, bsktball crt, boat ramps & a gated entrance w/sec. Low HOA fee. MLS #620277 Amanda Corbin, Realtor Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty 850-832-7447 www .SearchP anamaCity Beach.com On N. Lake Caroline!Handsome, all brick(1 owner) 4BR/2BA home w/2400 SF of custom living, 2 gar, cov porches, den w/FP, just needs a few updates & YOU! Quiet lake near Garden Club area. $229,900 OÂ’Keefe & Wainwright, Realtors, 785-8746 No Longer AvailableCove 3 br 1 bath home in the Downtown Cove New roof, fresh paint, new bonus room or 4th bdr/office. Natural gas hkups avail and electric hkps in kitchen. Original hardwood floors throughout MLS 619926 $63,000 Athrine Matthews Realtor Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty 624-3187 Price reduced! AC & water heater both less than 3 years old!! Located near TAFB. 3bd/2bth home w/2 car garage, has a split flr plan. Lg screened in back porch, auto irr sys w/sep well, & priv fncd bck yrd. Open LR w/high ceilings & brick FP. Int has been newly painted. Lrg Bdrms, ample storage space, plenty of cabinet space in the Kitch are some of the other things this home has to feature. MLS #623878 Laird Hitchcock, Realtor Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty 850-866-2158 Price Reduced!!!All Brick split 3 bdrm in lovely CamrynÂ’s Crossing. 2 baths, living rm no hassle electric FP, formal dining, breakfast room, open kitchen w/ solid maple wood cabinets, s/steel appliances and wrap around bar. The home has Maple wood floors, Italian tile and carpet & windows have custom blackout shades and plantation shutters. Scrnd back porch overlooking priv fenced bckyard which backs up to a preservation area. MLS 620167 $239,900 Please Call Velma Phillips, Realtor Prudential Shimmering Sands Realty 832-6319 SOLDGorgeous Home At End of Cul-De-Sac4br/2ba home built 2010 in Hawks Landing 1856 sqft open fl plan w/granite countertops, crown molding, MB w/ double vanity, garden tub, extend. cov. back patio, outdoor shed, & much more! $269,900 MLS 624541 Mike Werner 814-6266 Keller Williams Realty The HOME that HAS IT ALL -Beautiful DEEDED ACCESS TO THE LAKE & boat dock-shared w/ 2 neighbors only 100 ft from the property. Live close to the conveniences of town with the feeling of so far away. 10 mins from PC Mall & only 23 mins from PCB via HWY 79. Located in Highpnt/Deerpnt. 4Br 3 Ba, Pool w/ Lanai, HT, outside living space w/ bar & grill. 2 garages 1 attached and detached garage/workshop w/loft above. Hope Abbott, 850-596-7653 Keller Williams Success Realty BEST NEW HOME DEALS250Â’s -270Â’s Gated community; 3/3.5 Gorgeous BayFront Pool; 2 -Car Garage Close to BayPoint. Owner Fin. Avail. Michael w/Sterling 850-865-8006 St. Andrews Bay3br 3ba Waterfront Condo, fully furnished 1453 sqft located in Magnolia Bay Club Gated community Exercise rm, Clubhouse, Covered parking. Visit, www.magbaypcb.comemail c email@example.com Call 786-207-2933 Wewahitchka 1 Acre of Waterfront property 1/2 mile to Lands Landing, inside city limits, close to schools. Asking $60k OBO, Call 706-566-6277. Beautiful waterfront neighborhood in gated community. 87X180 lot sits on the corner so you can have a drive way tucked away on the side which makes for a beautiful front yard. $55,000 MLS #618028 Collen Dietrich Cell 850-814-7298 Office 850-249-0313 Beautiful Waterfront neighborhood in gated community. 87X180 lot sits on the corner so you can have a drive way tucked away on the side which makes for a beautiful front yard. $55,000 MLS 618028 Colleen Dietrich Cell 850-814-7298 2bd, Like New Set upinquiet MHP, In beautiful Panama City. Shady lot, 200 ft from pool, $7,850 850-960-8452 GULF FRONT EAST ENDSWEET 60 FT LOT TWO COT T AGES 1755 SQ.FT. ONLY $877,000 J.M.JONES Sterling Realty 850-865-8006