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SPORTS Cowboys defeat Lions in rst playoff game in 5 years C1 NEWS OF THE WEIRD Zombie nativity stays up past deadline A2 75 cents Read by 83,130 people every day Call 850-747-5050 Want to SUBSCRIBE? Young ARTIST What’s INSIDE WEATHER Breezy and cooler today with plenty of sunshine. High 57, low 40. | B2 ALANYS, SECOND GRADE Breakfast Point Academy CLASSIFIED C7-8 COMICS B7 CROSSWORD B7 DEATHS B3 LOCAL & STATE B1-4 LOTTERY A2 NATION & WORLD A2-7 OUT & ABOUT B8 REFLECTIONS B5 SPORTS C1-5 TV LISTINGS C6 VIEWPOINTS A6 COM . Facebook.com/ panamacitynewsherald Twitter: @The_News_Herald Social MEDIA By CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH — ZooWorld appears to have changed ownership, according to court records. It’s not yet clear what the future holds for the longstanding attraction. Director of Education Stephanie Willard-Sinnett said an email that she had no information Saturday, but she had been told that more information would be available today. She and other zoo officials could not be reached for further comment during the weekend. ZooWorld, which operated as a non-profit organization, was closed over the weekend and will remain so today, according to its website. The zoo’s Facebook page said the closure was for facilities maintenance. The zoo lost money, about $75,000, in 2013, the most recent year for which public records on the zoo are available. Contributions, gifts and grants were down about $20,000 from the previous year, and program revenue from admissions and sales, from which the zoo generates the vast majority of its income, fell another $35,000 in 2013. Expenses rose about $65,000 in 2013 from 2012, records show. Court records indicate the zoo sold at the end of December to Rhynettes LLC, which was registered with the state on Dec. 1. Kate Wanko of Navarre is the company’s registered agent. Wanko was manager of the Gulf Breeze Zoo in late 2011 or early 2012, according to a report on EmeraldCoastMagazine.com. Attempts to reach Wanko on Sunday were unsuccessful. Future uncertain; recent finances shaky ZooWorld changes ownership PATTI BLAKE | The News Herald The cremated remains of some indigent people are sometimes stored in empty, unmarked crypts like the ones pictured at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn jhenderson@pcnh.co m PANAMA CITY — Bay County is now making people who claim they can’t afford to pay for a cremation of a family member prove it before county taxpayers foot the bill. Some funeral home operators believe that under the prior policy, people with an ability to pay have been scamming the county and getting their loved one’s cremation paid on the taxpayers’ dime. But, they said, they previously were put in an uncomfortable position of having to determine whether one of their own customers was truly indigent. County commissioners recently approved of the new indigent screening process in the wake of escalating bills being submitted by local funeral homes for indigent burials. In fiscal year 2014, which ended in September, the county paid $92,200 for the cremations of 123 people whose families claimed they didn’t have the resources to pay — about 8 percent of the county’s overall deaths. County requires those claiming indigent status to prove it Change comes to cremations SEE CREMATIONS | A3 HEATHER LEIPHART | The News Herald ZooWorld was closed this weekend and will remain closed today, according to its website, citing facilities maintenance. By BRANDON LARRABEE The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With Gov. Rick Scott set to be sworn in for his second term and legislative committee meetings beginning next week, the topics that will dominate discussion in the Capitol in the coming year are already starting to shape up. Here are 10 stories that could generate major headlines — or at least dominate the Tallahassee chatter — in 2015: WILL SCOTT GET HIS WAY?: A key question for Scott is how focused Republican legislators will be in helping deliver on his promises without the threat of Democrat Charlie Crist to focus their attention. Scott promised during his 2014 re-election campaign against Crist to slash taxes by $1 billion over the next two years and to spend the state’s budget surplus on a variety of other measures, but the Legislature still has to go along with him while advancing its own priorities. So far, House and Senate leaders are saying all the right things, but the true test will come after the legislative session begins in March. NEW PRESIDING OFFICERS: Every two years, the top posts in the House and Senate typically change hands — and that brings a new personal dynamic that plays heavily into which bills pass and which ones fail. The notoriously fractious relationship between former House Speaker Dean Cannon and former Senate President Mike Haridopolos in the 2011 and 2012 sessions prompted their successors, former Speaker Will Weatherford and former President Don Gaetz, to be at least publicly friendly over the past two years. But new House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, a Merritt Island Republican who wasn’t even tapped for the office until after the 2012 elections, is just becoming known to the Capitol crowds. How he and Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, interact could decide whether the next As state officials return, 10 topics dominate SEE STATE | A3 LOCAL Area serves as setting for indie lm B1 MONDAY January 5, 2015

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Nation & World Florida LOTTERY SUNDAY’S NUMBERS Cash 3 (afternoon) .......... . 1-5-4 Cash 3 (evening) ............ 3-3-4 Play 4 (afternoon) . ........ 5-4-8-2 Play 4 (evening) .......... . 5-2-4-6 Fantasy 5 . ......... . 8-11-28-29-34 Setting It STRAIGHT It is the policy of The News Herald to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarify a story, call 747-5070 or email news@pcnh.com. The News Herald Panama City, Florida dDay, mMonth dDate, yYear 1 To place a classied ad Phone: 850-747-5020 Service hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday To buy a display ad Phone: 850-747-5030 Service hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday To subscribe to The News Herald Phone: 850-747-5050 To get news in the paper • Breaking news Phone: 850-522-5134 or 850-747-5045 • Non-deadline news, press releases Phone: 850-522-5134; Email: pcnhnews@pcnh.com • Letters to the editor Email: nhletters@pcnh.com Mail: Letters to the editor, The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401 Note: Include name, address, phone number. • Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, births Email: tgolden@pcnh.com Phone: 850-522-5107 At the ofce: 8 a.m. t o 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 501 W. 11th St. • Church Calendar Email: pcnhnews@pcnh.com Mail: Church Calendar, The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401 • Birthdays Phone: 850-747-5070 Email: pcnhnews@pcnh.com • What’s Happening Email: pcnhnews@pcnh.com To buy a photograph Phone: 850-747-5095 Circulation Directory Tim Thompson , Publisher 850-747-5001, tthompson@pcnh.com Mike Cazalas , Editor 850-747-5094, mmcazalas@pcnh.com Ron Smith , Regional Operations Director 850-747-5016, rsmith@pcnh.com Robert Delaney , Regional Controller 850-747-5003, rdelaney@pcnh.com Vickie Gainer , Regional Marketing Director 850-747-5009, vgainer@pcnh.com Eleanor Hypes , Regional Human Resources 850-747-5002, ehypes@pcnh.com Roger Underwood , Regional Circulation Director 850-747-5049, runderwood@pcnh.com At your service The entire contents of The News Herald, including its logotype, are fully protected by copyright and registry and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without written permission from The News Herald. Published mornings by The Panama City News Herald (USPS 419-560), 501 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401. Periodicals postage paid at Panama City, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to The News Herald, P.O. Box 2060, Panama City, FL 32402. THE NEWS HERALD Copyright P.O. Box 1940 Panama City, FL 32402 501 W. 11th St. Panama City, FL 32401 Phone: (850) 747-5000 Panama City, FL 32401 Phone: (850) 747-5000 WATS: 1-800-345-8688 Make the Panama City News Herald a part of your life every day. Home delivery: Subscribe to 7-day delivery and get unlimited access to our website and the digital edition of the paper. Customers who use EZ Pay will see, on their monthly credit card or bank statement, the payment has been made to Halifax Media Florida. Online delivery: Take The News Herald with you when you go out of town, or go green by subscribing to an online replica edition of The News Herald and get unlimited access to our website. Go to subscribe.newsherald.com to subscribe to digital only. Delivery concerns: To report a problem with your newspaper delivery, call 850-747-5050 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. To start your subscription, call our customer service center at 850-747-5050 or toll-free at 800-345-8688. The News Herald also is available at more than 380 stores and news racks throughout Bay, Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf and Franklin counties. Did we miss you? If we missed you, we want to correct the oversight. For redelivery: Call The News Herald at 850-747-5050 between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Single Copies: Daily, 75 cents; Sunday, $1.50 — Subscribers will be charged an additional $1.00 for the regular Sunday retail rate for the Thanksgiving Day edition of The News Herald. Page A2 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015 KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Police near Salem, Ore., say they arrested a naked man after he broke into two homes, drank booze and used a hot tub at one of them. Officers received a 911 call early Sunday from a woman who was house-sitting in Keizer when she was awakened by noises coming from the laundry room. As she went to check it out, the laundry room door slammed, so she grabbed a knife and called police and her husband. Police found the burglar inside, naked, and arrested him without incident. Investigators determined that he climbed in through a back window after removing a screen. They also noticed that screens had been removed from windows at a neighbor’s home. Police said the suspect had burglarized that home, drinking the homeowner’s alcohol and using the hot tub and shower. The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. Hasbro to replace penisshaped Play-Doh toy It was an embarrassing Christmas for Nivea Cabrera after she was accused by her fianc’s mother of letting her 5-year-old granddaughter play with a sex toy. A mortified Carbrera asked the child where she got the penis-shaped plastic cylinder. “It’s from my Play-Doh,” the girl replied. Hasbro, the Pawtucketbased toy company, is now doing damage control over the extruder tool in its Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy. The two-piece syringe-like tool, which includes a tube with corkscrew-type ridges around the outside and a dome-shaped top with a hole at the tip, can be used to squeeze Play-Doh to look like decorative cake frosting. Complaints have been surfacing since at least November, when Tulsa, Okla., TV station KTUL showed the tool to parents and asked them what they thought. The station blurred the image of the tool during the piece, saying it was due to parents’ reactions. One woman told the station it was “a pretty phallic cake-decorating piece.” After Christmas, comments started pouring in to Play-Doh’s Facebook page, including from Cabrera, of Lancaster, Pa. She said Hasbro called her after she posted a photo of the tool and asked about the shape on Christmas Day. She said the company offered to send her a replacement tool in a different shape, which she has not received. GERMANTOWN, Wis. Police trying to solve Christmas tree ring mystery A Wisconsin police department is trying to figure out who left a diamond ring on its Christmas tree. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell posted a note on his department’s Facebook page Saturday, asking if anyone knew where the ring came from. He said the diamonds are real. Police think someone intentionally placed the ring on a branch of the tree in the police department’s lobby. For the past five weeks, the department invited people to bring their children to decorate the tree and get a stuffed animal in return. During that time, someone put the ring on the tree but left no explanation. Germantown is about 15 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that anyone claiming the ring will have to provide a detailed description. ANIMAL ANTICS S COTT SDALE, Ariz. Wild ride for Arizona bobcat stuck in car grille An Arizona bobcat may have used up one of its nine lives after it survived getting stuck inside an oncoming car. Arizona Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Lynda Lambert said the bobcat appears to have escaped any serious injuries and is awaiting evaluation by a veterinarian at an animal sanctuary in Scottsdale. Officials say a couple driving in Scottsdale on Friday night hit the bobcat after it darted into their path. Upon reaching their destination, the man inspected his Mazda sedan and saw the very much alive animal trapped in the plastic grille. Game and Fish employees sedated the 7-pound animal and removed it. Lambert says the bobcat will be released back into the wild. Officials say its survival is a New Year’s miracle. S AN DIEGO Famous Southern California white cobra gets name: Adhira A white monocled cobra that briefly became a national celebrity after it roamed a Southern California neighborhood for several days in September now has a new name. The San Diego Zoo told the Los Angeles Times that the cobra will be called Adhira, which in Hindi means lightning. The Times says Adhira came in first in an online poll to find a name for the venomous cobra that was captured in Thousand Oaks and, after a period of quarantine, joined the zoo’s Reptile House. Adhira received 4,612 votes, besting Sapheda (white), Krima (cream), Cini (Sugar), Moti (pearl) and Sundara (beautiful). Selected by the cobra’s keepers, the names were meant to reflect the Southeast Asia region where cobras are native. The Times said the snake went on exhibit Dec. 23. News of the Weird CINCINNATI (AP) — A “Zombie Nativity” scene in a southwest Ohio suburb has remained undead past the deadline to remove it. Sycamore Township officials said last week they had received complaints about debris at the home and concluded that the display violates zoning rules on size and placement of yard structures. Facing a fine and legal action, owner Jasen Dixon instead kept the display up past the Dec. 26 deadline. A Facebook page devoted to the scene urges support for “freedom of expression.” The township administrator said Tuesday the owner will face fines of up to $250 a day. Officials say they’re not anti-zombie, but pro-zoning rules. Dixon has started a crowdfunding effort online to build an even better display next year — and to help cover township citations. Resident defies Ohio deadline on ‘Zombie Nativity’ POLICE: NAKED MA N BROKE I NT O H OMES, USED H O T T UB AP In this photo released by the Keizer, Ore., Police Department, 24-year-old Guillermo Brambila Lopez, of Woodburn, Ore., is wrapped in a blanket following his arrest. Police said Lopez broke into two homes in Keizer, drinking alcohol and using the hot tub at one of them.

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NATIO N & WORLD Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page A3 two sessions are successful or a struggle. NEGRON-LATVALA BATTLE CONTINUES: In one of the longest-running soap operas in Tallahas see, there’s still no defini tive word on the outcome of a leadership fight between Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stu art, and Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater. The two are vying to become Sen ate president after the 2016 elections. REDISTRICTING APPEAL: The Florida Supreme Court will get its first chance to consider the state’s con gressional districts when it hears oral arguments March 4 in an ongoing legal challenge to the map. Vot ing rights groups argue that lawmakers violated a con stitutional ban on political gerrymandering in drawing district boundaries. Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in 2014 ordered some relatively minor tweaks to a congressional map the Legislature approved in 2012, but his decision has been appealed by the vot ing-rights groups who want a broader overhaul of the plan. VOUCHER LEGAL BAT TLE: Lawyers for the Florida Education Association, the state and a group of parents who benefit from the state’s de facto school-voucher pro gram will return to court Feb. 9 for the next showdown in a high-stakes fight over the program’s future. The FEA and other groups filed a lawsuit in August claiming that the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program is unconstitutional. The pro gram, which could raise as much as $357.8 million this year, provides tax credits to companies that donate money to nonprofit entities that pay for children to go to private schools. The parents have since intervened in the case on the side of the state. A judge is scheduled to hear the state’s motion to dismiss the case in February. If it moves forward, the litiga tion could lead to the most important school-choice decision since a 2006 ruling from the Florida Supreme Court that held the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Program unconstitutional. That program was a purer version of a voucher system, using public money directly to fund private education for some students. MEDICAID EXPANSION: The odds that the joint fed eral-state health program for low-income Floridians will be expanded to cover more state residents are still relatively small. But some business groups are start ing a new push to get some sort of plan approved, and Gardiner hasn’t ruled it out. In a meeting with report ers, Gardiner described as “intriguing” a proposal that would accept billions of dol lars available under the fed eral Affordable Care Act and provide coverage through private insurers. A similar plan failed to pass the House in 2013, but Crisafulli said he might consider expanding health care coverage via the private sector. BUSH (AND MAYBE RUBIO) RUN FOR PREZ: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s declaration that he would “actively explore” a run for the presidency made it appear to be a near-certainty the Repub lican, whose presence still looms large in state politics, will seek the GOP nomination for 2016. But the state could have a second favorite son enter the race if U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides he also wants to take a shot at the White House. Either way, the nation’s largest swing state could play an even more outsized role this year in choosing the next president. TIME FOR A DEAL ON GAMBLING?: The prospect of new state legislation on gambling has become a game of its own the last few years, with insiders placing odds in December and January only to watch things go bust in March and April. But few things focus legislators like a deadline, and there’s a looming one this year: A portion of a 2009 agree ment giving the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to conduct card games at seven of its facilities dries up in July unless lawmak ers and Scott renew the deal. A sweeping gambling proposal crumbled last year when proponents of allowing at least one megacasino in South Florida put the bill on ice because they lacked the votes for Sen ate passage. And Gardiner, an anti-gambling legisla tor who frequently says he would scrap the state Lottery if he could, said recently he doesn’t care if the table games disappear and the state loses the Seminoles’ cash. Florida stands to lose about $116 million a year if the portion of the compact giving the Seminoles exclusive rights to table games such as blackjack expires, accord ing to an estimate from state economists. HIGH POINT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Approaching the one-year anniversary of when the Legislature approved a bill that would allow a limited form of medical marijuana, there’s still no final regu lation from the state that would allow sales of phar macological pot to go for ward. And a Department of Health Official told an audi ence in Orlando recently the rule will require the Leg islature’s blessing because costs associated with the new law are growing. Florida law requires the Legislature to ratify rules that cost in excess of $1 million over five years. Office of Compassion ate Use Director Patricia Nelson said she anticipates the combined costs for busi nesses to operate the can nabis industry and for the state to regulate it would exceed $1 million over five years, triggering ratifica tion. Doctors on Jan. 1 were supposed to begin ordering strains of cannabis that are low in euphoria-inducing tet rahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high in cannabadiol, or CBD, for patients who suf fer from severe spasms or cancer. Meanwhile, support ers of broader medical mari juana — who failed to get the 60 percent approval required for a constitutional amend ment in November — have promised to try again, either through the Legislature or at the ballot box. WATER AND LAND MONEY: Much of the bud get-related buzz around the Capitol since the Novem ber elections has focused on Amendment 1, also known as the “Florida Water and Land Legacy” constitu tional amendment, which was approved by voters in the November elections. The measure requires the state to dedicate a por tion of real-estate tax rev enue — by some estimates $10 billion over 20 years — to land and water projects. Gardiner supports using a five-year plan, similar to one that the state uses to fund transportation projects, but Crisafulli has seemed ambivalent toward the idea. Whatever the vehicle, law makers will now face a new constraint when crafting a spending plan. Andre w Ko rt z, M .D . 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Location: MULLIS EYE INSTITUTE 1600 Jenks Av enue, Pa nama City , Florida Logistics: Pa tients will be sent home a fe w hours after the procedure and can resume most normal acti vities immediately . Free transportation is av ailable. To Qualify: FREE CA TA RA CT SURGER Y is av ailable to Pa nhandle residents in medical need who cannot af ford cataract sur gery . Call: Fo r a FREE EV ALU AT ION fo r New Pa tients 59 and Older 763 -66 6 6 or 1-8 00 -22 757 04 NO JOKE ! NO GI MMICK ! TW O WE EK , RI SK FR EE TR IAL! Come in fo r a FR EE hear ing pr o le 850 -784-4 327 Coupon Coupon “NERA ” The amount the county has paid out has continued to escalate each year since 2004, when the county only paid out $9,754 for indigent cremations. Under the new policy, funeral home operators give family members a form that is normally used by the Bay County Health Department to determine whether a person applying for benefits is indigent. The Health Department has the resources to check whether a person would qualify for benefits, said Doug Kent, who will be signing off on the requests of those people he believes are truly indigent. “We screen (for financial resources) every day for all our programs,” Kent said. “We do this every day in our clinic. People will say, ‘I make so much per year,’ and then we have computer programs that look at different situations, and then they have to bring in pay stubs.” The county has been paying $750 per indigent cremation, and county commis sioners recently adopted a policy of paying out $1,000 when a person is so overweight they have to be shipped out of town for a cremation. The county pays for no burials, and the funeral services, if any, are left up to family members. “Before, indigence was a self-declara tion, and the self-declaration was one thing,” Kent said. “But to prove you are indigent is a second thing. Can prove you really have no assets and really no way to pay the bill?” Fraud suspected Robert Maclary, the managing partner of Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, said he strongly suspects that prior to the new screening system being adopted, taxpayers had footed the bill for some indigent crema tions when the families had the ability to pay. “The number of people (declaring they are indigent) has doubled in the last few years,” he said. “I don’t think for one sec ond that the indigent population has dou bled in that time period. It was hurting the taxpayers.” He said asking funeral home directors to declare whether their customer is indigent, which could mean they won’t get county funds to pay for the cremation, “is like the fox guarding the henhouse.” Maclary came to Bay County four years ago from the Washington, D.C., area, where he said social workers investigated whether a person is indigent. “I thought it was probably in the best interest of Bay County to try and start doing something like that,” he said. “I think the county’s new policy is much better than it was.” Greg Brudnicki, president of Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and mayor of Panama City, agrees. He contacted county officials to encourage them to adopt the system Maclary was advocating. “I said, ‘Let’s everyone get together,’ ” Brudnicki said. “This thing is truly get ting out of hand. It’s costing the county $100,000 (a year). It just can’t continue to be arbitrary. “It was immaterial when it was 15 or 20 cases year, but when you’re approaching 150, that is very material. In the last year, there were 30 cases more than last year, which is 30 cases more than the year before.” Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home received $35,950 — the most from the county for indigent cremations this past fiscal year. Heritage Funeral home was second on the list, receiving $23,250. Machriste Inc. was third, receiving $21,000. Brock’s Hometown Funeral Home received $11,250. Battle Memorial Funeral Home received $750. Terry Segers, manager at Heritage Shores Funeral Home, said he has seen some well-dressed customers who drove up in expensive-looking vehicles claim they were indigent, but he said the prior process put the burden on the funeral home opera tor to challenge a customer they suspect is not being forthright, which is not likely to happen. And even if a person looks like they have the financial resources to pay doesn’t neces sarily mean it’s so, he said. “It’s hard to judge,” Segers said. “You don’t know what someone has. All we can do is go on their word whether that (indigence declaration) is true or not.” He said the previous system basically left the declaration of indigence in the custom ers’ hands. “The way it was, it was really simple and easy for someone to come in and just declare indigence,” he said. “Basically you had to go on the word of family more than anything to find out if they were indigent.” CREMATIONS from Page A1 STATE from Page A1 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sei zures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico bor der during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug’s chemical ingre dients made it harder to man ufacture it in the U.S. Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protec tion’s San Diego field office accounted for almost twothirds — 63 percent — of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the San Diego Union-Tribune newspa per reported Sunday. Almost all of the meth con sumed in the U.S. was once manufactured domestically, with San Diego as a known production hub. But a crackdown in the U.S. on the precursor chemi cals used to make the syn thetic drug has pushed its manufacture south of the border, where drug cartels now find it cheaper and easier to produce and smuggle over the border than cocaine from South America, the paper reported. With the California bor der as their main smuggling route, “the Mexican cartels are flooding the U.S. market place with their cheap meth amphetamine,” said Gary Hill, the U.S. Drug Enforce ment Administration’s assis tant special agent in charge in San Diego. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show a 300 percent increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from fiscal 2009 to 2014. Agents find the drug, often in smaller quantities, strapped to pedestrians crossing the border, in gas tanks, mixed in with clothing or hidden in food cans emptied of their original contents. Seizures of meth at border soar in ’14

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Page A6 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015 Viewpoints Online magnet for exploitation B ackPage.com is under financial, legal and political pressure nationwide to stop serving as a vehicle for advertising prostitutes — especially those who are teenage runaways. Some people have boycotted the website’s parent company, Village Voice Media; young females who were the victims of sex trafficking promoted through BackPage have filed lawsuits; and attorneys general in 48 states have urged the nation’s secondlargest, Internet-based classified listing service to stop taking not-sosubtly disguised ads for prostitution. Yet the website continues to operate and, according to the Sarasota Police Department, it recently published ads offering the sexual services of a supposed 21-year-old woman who is actually a 16-year-old girl. This week, Sarasota police arrested Maurice Williams, 24, of Temple Terrace and charged him with human trafficking of a minor and procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution. Police allege that Williams arranged for the girl to have sex with a man — who turned out to be an undercover detective. The girl was a 16-year-old runaway from Hillsborough County. She left home two months ago; later, detectives were told that her photo appeared on a post on BackPage.com. An officer called the number listed and arranged a meeting on Dec. 18, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Williams was subsequently arrested. The girl, who said she had been staying at a Sarasota hotel, was taken into protective custody. Johnson reported that a clerk at the hotel said the room was reserved under Williams’ name and was paid for with a credit card. While executing a search warrant, detectives found some items belonging to the girl and a laptop, which detectives believe was used to post the BackPage ads. Unfortunately, the conditions in this scenario are not unusual. Last January, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 38-yearold man who was accused of picking up a 15-year-old runaway in Sarasota, then drugging and having sex with her. The man allegedly took photographs of the girl and posted them, and his phone number, on BackPage — a typical strategy that leads to prostitution. In May 2012, a Bradenton woman and her boyfriend were arrested and accused of forcing four victims, runaways between 15 and 17, into prostitution. The couple photographed the scantily dressed girls and uploaded the pictures onto BackPage and Craigslist, authorities said. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has repeatedly reported on similar cases, involving teenage girls and boys, throughout the United States. As Kristof has noted, former victims have sued BackPage in Massachusetts; other victims have sued in Washington state as well. The legal and constitutional issues surrounding BackPage. com’s ads that are linked to prostitution will take time to sort out. The online service contends it’s not responsible for the ads because they aren’t written by the company; BackPage also says it refers cases involving minors to law-enforcement agencies. Whatever the case, this much is clear: Until the courts rule and unless financial and political pressure leads to reform, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies should do whatever they can legally and ethically to protect sextrafficking victims from being G A RY MC C OY | Cagle Cartoons T here’s no candy coating the truth: Obamacare has had a very terrible, horrible, crappy, none-too-happy year. What it really means is that the victims of Obamacare — taxpayers, health care consumers, health care providers, employers and employees — have had a hellish, nightmarish 2014. Let’s start with premiums. President Candy Land promised that he’d “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” But premiums for people in the individual market for health insurance have spiked over the last year. In fact, Forbes health policy journalist Avik Roy and the Manhattan Institute analyzed 3,137 counties and found that individual market premiums rose an average of 49 percent. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services itself admitted this month that average premiums will rise at least 5 percent for the lowest-cost plans offered by federal Obamacare health care exchanges. Democrats’ reaction? Obamacare rate shock doesn’t matter ... because government is redistributing the burden and taxpayers are footing the bill! HHS crowed this week that nearly 90 percent of exchange enrollees received public subsidies in order to pay their premiums. “Affordable” doesn’t mean what White House truth-warpers says it means — just like everything else they’ve spewed about the doomed federal takeover of health policy in America. As the White House tries to hype year-end enrollment numbers and hide Obamacare-imposed cancellations, just remember that the administration got caught this fall cooking the books by including 380,000 dental plan subscribers that have never been counted before. Innocent oopsie? The “erroneous” inflation just happened to push the Obamacare enrollment figures over the president’s 7 million goal, while fudging the attrition of more than 1 million enrolled in Obamacare medical insurance plans. A “mistake was made,” HHS ‘fessed up after GOP investigators discovered the Common Core math antics. Lying liars. Caught red-handed. So, how about: “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?” Well, not if he or she isn’t practicing anymore. After scoffing at conservative warnings for years that socialized medicine-light would create doctor shortages, Obamacare cheerleaders can no longer whitewash the grim reality. The Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of doctors believe they are “either overextended or at full capacity.” Another 44 percent said they “planned to cut back on the number of patients they see, retire, work part-time or close their practice to new patients.” Analysts on all sides of the debate agree that massive cuts in Medicaid payments to primary care doctors, which took effect on Jan. 1, will reduce patient access. Meanwhile, a Commonwealth Fund survey found that 26 percent of American adults waited six days or more to see a doctor — with only Canada and Norway performing worse. A separate physicians’ staffing company’s poll, reported by the left-wing New York Times, found that patients “waited an average of 29 days nationally to see a dermatologist, 66 days to have a physical in Boston and 32 days for a heart evaluation by a cardiologist in Washington.” Translation: If you like your doctor, it doesn’t mean you’ll get to see your doctor. Tick, tick, tick. How about Obama’s pledge to lower costs? A Congressional Budget Office reported earlier this year that implementation will cost taxpayers $2 trillion over the next decade. That’s just the direct costs. Obamacare’s job-killing regulations continue to discourage businesses from expanding and force more bosses to slash hours to avoid the employer mandate. Based on estimates by Harvard and University of Chicago economists, health care policy analyst John Goodman concludes that the “indirect cost to the economy ... equals more than $8,000 per household per year — or four times the size of the direct budget outlays.” This includes the tax on innovation. As I’ve reported over the last four years, Obamacare’s reviled medical-device tax has forced companies to cut back on research and development, in addition to catalyzing layoffs of at least 33,000 workers over the past year. A recent study by the New York Federal Reserve found that half of the state’s medical device manufacturers were bracing for “considerably” higher health care costs as a result of Obamacare rules. These include “higher deductibles, increased copays, higher out-of-pocket maximums and an increased employee contribution to the premium.” Who’s “stupid” now? The fallout from intrepid Philadelphia investment adviser and citizen researcher Rich Weinstein’s exposure of Obamacare architect/ deceiver Jonathan Gruber has only just begun. Far worse than Gruber’s insult of American voters, Weinstein notes, is the annual $250 billion tax grab at the heart of Gruber and Company’s scheme. Obamacare’s so-called “Cadillac tax” on expensive health plans was purposely “mislabeled,” Gruber said in video uncovered by Weinstein, in order to pass a tax that will eventually hit all employer plans. Separately, insurers have been lobbying for a total taxpayer bailout of an estimated $1 billion in 2014. Meanwhile, beleaguered Obamacare non-profit “co-ops” that were supposed to lower costs have sucked up $2 billion in loans to date and hundreds of millions more in emergency solvency funding this year.Obamacare’s Annus Horribilis Our V IEW LETTE R S P O LI CY : Provide a daytime telephone number and home address for verication purposes. Letters may be edited for space, consistency and clarity. Please limit to 750 words. Send mail to Editor, P. O . Box 1940, Panama C ity, FL 32402; or email to nhletters@ pcnh.com 49 FORUM For 25 years I used cigarettes. Usually I averaged three and a half packs of Marlboros per day. Knowing the bad health risks and the expense drove me to just quit it. The words “I’ll never ever smoke another cigarette!” sprang out of my heart and my mouth. Once this even involved crushing a remaining half carton, so strong I thought was my commitment. Unfortunately the nicotine monster would reach inside my soul and there it was again. It was as if once the pledge was broken in any way the whole commitment was gone forever. Over and done! When my wife and I tried to have children, she stopped. Never a heavy smoker, but she just stopped. Finally we were expecting. Knowing that second hand smoke was equally harmful, I felt I had to quit Looking back at my failures I discovered a lack of self-forgiveness. Time and time again, I had let even a single cigarette blow my whole commitment. So this time I put forgiveness first. I started with 10 minutes ... when I wanted a cigarette I could wait 10 minutes. And I forgave myself if I smoked one then, but I could wait 10 minutes. Very soon it was not so hard to wait 15, then 30, then 60 minutes. I even began to see the next cigarette as a reward for “making it,” no longer just giving in to the addiction. And 2 packs a day became better than 3, 1 became better than 2, and so forth. Within a few months it was 3 packs per week instead of per day. Finally, it went from 1 puff per day to “Why bother?” My ego side had failed and failed. But my human side had earned success. That was 32 smoke-free years ago. Many have done it with hypnosis, the patch, etc. But you can do it too, one less smoke at a time. And no single cigarette needs to negate a long term goal. Forgive yourself all the way to success. Good luck. DON B L ON G Panama City Birdshot solution It seems as each day passes there are more and more protesters and demonstrators on our streets who will not obey police orders to disperse, back away and/or clear the street. Police should use 12 gauge shotguns with #8 bird shot (non fatal) and fire at their feet-lower legs and the out of control people. If they had to sit and pick out some 130 small BBs from their legs, I believe they would obey the police more in the future. CHA R LIE DU GA N Panama City Beach America divided America seems divided between people who think they deserve a living and those who think not. What are the reasons for this? Tax and spend Democrats buy votes extending social programs with a “bleeding heart.” Conservatives have constituents they support that are also like welfare. Meanwhile, wealthy ex-pats in communities in places like China and Hong Kong like the social and political divide in the “states” because it takes the heat off them. In 2012, the estimated tax evasion in revenue due to off-shoring was at $27 trillion. In 2013, the estimate was at $34 trillion. Rupert Murdoch, the founder of News Corp, parent company of Fox News, recently bought a penthouse at number One Madison Avenue for $57 million and is highly involved in what Fox presents. It’s a good system, divide and conquer the minds of Americans and take their minds off people like us. TO M NEIL Panama City Beach Resolved: You can quit smoking this year Tim Thompson, Publisher Mike Cazalas, Editor S. Brady Calhoun, Editorial Page Editor 747-5075 | @sbradycalhoun bcalhoun@pcnh.com Get IN VO L V ED! U .S. C ongress Sen. Marco R ubio U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3041 Fax: (202) 228-5171 E-mail link: rubio.senate.gov Sen. Bill N elson U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5274 Fax: (202) 228-2183 The words ‘I’ll never ever smoke another cigarette!’ sprang out of my heart and my mouth. Once this even involved crushing a remaining half carton, so strong I thought was my commitment.” — Don Blong Panama City MI C HELLE M A LKIN

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Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page A7 NATIO N & WORLD Here come the freshmen: Congress’ newest class WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, including 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats, pushing the GOP majority to 246 members, the most since the Great Depression. In the Senate, 13 new lawmakers, all but one of them Republican, will be sworn in, flipping control of the chamber to the GOP with a 54-vote majority. The incoming classes will bring new gender and racial diversity to Capitol Hill, with 104 women in the House and Senate and close to 100 black, Hispanic and Asian lawmakers. The newcomers include the youngest woman elected to Congress, 30-year-old Elise Stefanik of New York, and the first black Republican woman, Mia Love of Utah. As the new members prepared to arrive on Capitol Hill, several said they brought hopes of curbing the often partisan atmosphere in Washington, showing the public that they really can govern and, just maybe, getting Congress’ approval rating back up past 20 percent. “This election was not an endorsement of either party, it was a condemnation of, yes, the president’s policies, but also of government dysfunction,” said GOP Rep.-elect Carlos Curbelo, who defeated a Democratic incumbent in Florida. “I hope we can be different. ... I hope we focus on getting things done.” The Millennials Stefanik, a Republican, is one of several young new faces bringing fresh blood to Capitol Hill, where many lawmakers, especially senators, are in their 70s or even older. Others are Democrats Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, who is 36, and Ruben Gallego of Arizona, who’s 35. The three all graduated from Harvard University and have friends in common, Gallego said. Gallego said the three have already discussed areas of cooperation, such as infrastructure investments and bringing down the cost of college. “We have talked actually a lot, and I can definitely see us working together,” Gallego said. “We all want the same things in the general scheme of things — a stable country, a prosperous future. We may not agree 100 percent on how to get there but I think Democrats and Republicans do want to find a way.” The experienced hands Two of the newcomers to Congress are not new to Washington at all. In Michigan, Democrat Debbie Dingell is replacing her husband, John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, who retired after nearly 60 years. In Virginia, Republican Barbara Comstock is replacing her onetime boss, Frank Wolf, whom she served as a top aide and chief counsel on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee before joining the Virginia House of Delegates. Dingell and Comstock are friendly and have spoken about how they can collaborate and improve relations and policy making on Capitol Hill. “People don’t get to know each other, and that relationship-building and that sense of trust and knowing each other is part of what’s missing,” said Dingell, who wrote a master’s thesis on civility in Congress. “And we’ve got to find ways for people to get to know each other and talk.” Comstock, who has started a women’s leadership initiative in Virginia, said she, Dingell and other female lawmakers have met together and hope to forge coalitions. “Debbie has been a great leader on her side and she knows Washington also so I think we will probably team up,” Comstock said. Although they’re from different parties, “Sometimes people get caught up in the labels. Good ideas are good ideas.” The new Republican diversity GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate remain overwhelmingly white and male, but some of the new Republican arrivals break that mold. In addition to Stefanik, a woman, and Curbelo, who is Hispanic, the GOP now claims two black House members, Love and Will Hurd of Texas. There is also one black senator, 10 Hispanic House members and two Hispanic senators. There are 22 Republican women in the House and six in the Senate. The newcomers could add diversity of ideas to the Republican conference. Curbelo said he would push House GOP leaders to support immigration overhaul legislation, something the party has resisted. “Of course as a freshman our influence is limited but we can work within our class, our freshman class to build support,” Curbelo said. The military veterans A number of the new arrivals have served in the military, something that has become increasingly rare on Capitol Hill. Moulton and Gallego both served with the Marines in Iraq, while another incoming freshman, Republican Lee Zeldin of New York, served with the Army there. Republican Rep.-elect Martha McSally of Arizona is a retired Air Force colonel and the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat. She told “Fox News Sunday” that military veterans bring a problem-solving perspective. “We’re very solution-oriented, we’re very pragmatic,” McSally said Sunday. “You can’t be in the war you want to be in, you got to be in the war you’re in, and you got to just get the job done.” AP Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, speaks in Salt Lake City. Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. In search of a Boston jury to try marathon suspect BOSTON (AP) — His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later. His defenders bank on the story of a difficult childhood in a former Soviet republic and his radicalization at the hands of an influential older brother who could have pressured him into participating in the deadly attack. Jury selection for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the Boston Marathon attacks, begins today. Those chosen from a pool of about 1,200 will decide whether Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013. If they find him guilty, they will decide whether he should be put to death. It’s perhaps the most closely watched federal death penalty case since Timothy McVeigh was convicted and executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Tsarnaev’s lawyers tried in vain for months to get the trial moved, arguing the Boston jury pool was tainted because of the number of locals with connections to the race and drawing parallels to the McVeigh case, which was moved to Denver for similar reasons. But U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. has been unmoved. Jury selection alone is expected to take several weeks because of extensive media coverage and the thousands of runners, spectators and others in the area personally affected by the bombings. The process also could be slowed if potential jurors express objections to the death penalty. Some legal observers say Tsarnaev’s lawyers — facing powerful evidence against him — will probably focus their energies on the penalty phase, when they could present mitigating evidence to spare his life. He has a strong team behind him. Attorney Judy Clarke touts a strong record of helping her high-profile clients avoid the death penalty, including Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber; Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph; and Jared Loughner, who killed six people and wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Tsarnaev’s lawyers are likely to narrow in on motive and any pressure exerted on him, said Dan Collins, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago who has investigated U.S. ties to terrorism. “I think his mitigation will be in part paying close attention to what his explanation is and what circumstances beyond his control ... caused him to do this,” Collins said. AP In this 2013 photo, medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston. Jury selection for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is scheduled to begin today in federal court in Boston. DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV NATIO N & WORLD Briefs The Associated Press WASHINGTON G O P lawmakers back S calise in supremacist flap Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House GOP leader, Steve Scalise, as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. Scalise has said the speech was a mistake he now regrets, and party leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, have backed him. Several incoming rank-and-file lawmakers added their support Sunday, including Utah’s Mia Love, the first black female Republican elected to the House. Love told ABC’s “This Week” that Scalise has the support of his colleagues. “I believe he should remain in leadership,” Love said. “There’s one quality that he has that I think is very important in leadership, and that’s humility. And he’s actually shown that in this case. And he’s apologized, and I think that we need to move on and get the work of the American people done.” TOKYO Japan’s 4.5 million yen tuna A single bluefin tuna has sold for 4.5 million yen ($37,500) in annual celebratory bidding at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s famous fish market. Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain, bought the 400-pound fish Monday at the reopening of the Tsukiji market after the extended New Year’s break. He was the top bidder for the fourth year in a row. Hundreds of tuna are sold daily at the early morning auction. The popularity of tuna for sushi and sashimi has depleted stocks globally. In November, the International Union for Conservation of Nature designated Pacific bluefin as a species threatened by extinction. WASHINGTON Tea partyer set to challenge H ouse S peaker Boehner A tea partyer who’s been an outspoken critic of House Speaker John Boehner says he’ll challenge Boehner for the job when the new Congress convenes Tuesday. Republican Louie Gohmert of Texas says voters made clear in the November election that they want change. Republicans unseated Democrats as the majority party in the Senate and increased their advantage in the House. Boehner still is expected to win despite opposition from some Republicans who refused to back the Ohio lawmaker in 2013. Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida has said he is open to challenging Boehner. Two other Republicans, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, have said they will not vote for Boehner in the speaker’s race. HANOI, Vietnam Cargo ship sinks off V ietnam, captain confirmed dead The bodies of two crew members of the Norwegian cargo ship which sank off the coast of southern Vietnam have been identified as the captain and deputy captain, state media reported Monday. The Thanh Nien (Young People) said the bodies of captain Ronel Acueza Andrin and deputy captain Jerome Maquilang Dincy were brought to southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau on Sunday. Their ship, the Bulk Jupiter, sank with 19 Philippino crew members on Friday en route from Malaysia to China, and Vietnamese rescuers aided by commercial ships passing through the area continued to search for the others, according to Vietnamese authorities and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs. The ship’s chief cook, Angelito Capindo Rojas, is the only known survivor. Rojas told officials that he had no idea what happened with the ship. “I don’t understand why the ship had the accident and sank,” he was quoted as saying “I just knew that the ship, which was on its way, suddenly tilted. I just had time to put on life vest and jump into the sea.” NEW YORK H edge fund founder, 70, slain in N YC apartment A 70-year-old hedge fund founder has been shot dead in his New York apartment. Police say Thomas Gilbert was shot in the head in his Manhattan apartment on Beekman Place on the East Side. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are seeking the gunman. Gilbert founded Wainscott Capital Partners Fund in 2011. The fund has $200 million in assets and focuses on the biotech and health care industries. Gilbert previously co-founded Syzygy Therapeutics, a biotech asset acquisition fund. The shooting was a rare act of violence on Beekman Place, a tony enclave just north of the United Nations.

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I’m a safe and cautious driver unlike you apparently. I kissed my puppy this morning and I liked it. Kudos to PC officials for refusing to cave in to request for more speed bumps. Large umbrella became unhinged from the rim. That caused me to become unhinged as well. So don’t look at me the wrong way today. Just don’t. Folks from here to travel to Alabama to check water meter systems. Are you kidding me? Dear lord. Are we that backward we need Alabama? All eyes on Graham. Oh for God’s sake. Give the lady a chance, she’s not even been sworn in yet. It’s unbelievable. It really is. J. Winston will end up like Tebow — not for pros. Those who paid for beachfront get the view. If you didn’t pay the price for beachfront property, you stand a chance of losing your view. Readers sound off Squall Line appears daily. Call 850-522-5133, or go to www.newsherald.com and click on the “Squall Live” icon. S quall L ine PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD MONDAY January 5, 2015 Section B Local & State Facebook.com/ panamacitynewsherald Twitter: @The_News_Herald www.newsherald.com By BEN KLEINE 522-5114 | @BenKleinepcnh bkleine@pcnh.com PARKER — Mayor Rich Musgrave will give the Parker City Council a detailed report of the city’s year-end finances at its meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Musgrave attributed the city’s ability to deposit $200,000 and $480,000, respectively, in reserve funds, the latter designated for capital improvements, to its conservative budgeting practices in 2013. Like Springfield, Parker received a significant amount in a AWT refund and refinancing, $280,000. Still, he said the city underspent by $100,000 in the general fund and earned $30,000 more than expected. “I want them to see the funds on hand we have for the purposes we agreed upon,” Musgrave said. Those purposes include street paving, which Musgrave also will bring before the council even though they were approved in the budget. In other business Tuesday, the council is expected to consider: Approving a contract with Infrastructure Corporation of America. ICA will pay Parker about $19,000 to mow and pick up trash along state roadways, in particular Tyndall Parkway and U.S. Business 98. Musgrave said previous problems with the contract, mostly strict penalties if work was not completed to a satisfactory level, were removed. The city will be paid retroactively from July 1, 2014. Approving the transfer of two certificate of deposits to new Parker bank People’s South. Musgrave said the city will have an interest that is more favorable by 10 percent compared to the former bank. The city is considering moving all of its banking services. Goals for 2015. Musgrave wants commissioners to consider long term plans for Parker. An example he gave was for beautification modifications to U.S. Business 98. Parker finishes year with extra cash By DAN BROADSTREET Special to The News Herald NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY PANAMA CITY — It’s no secret the U.S. Navy is reaching out to inspire students of all ages in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Such was the case again Dec. 4 when Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Electrical Engineer Bill Porter attended as a student mentor at Florida State University Panama City’s (FSUPC) Engineering Project Demonstrations and Presentations. Professor for Electrical Engineering Dr. Jeffrey Brooks at FSUPC’s School of Engineering described the event’s goal as an effort to familiarize students with a real-world experience for electrical engineers. “This capstone project is structured much like a preliminary design review, which is required of all electrical engineers to be capable of presenting to their superiors in industry,” said Brooks. “So this semester the students haven’t yet built their projects, but they’re here to practice presenting and proposing their designs to the public.” Brooks said professional engineers from local industry and NSWC PCD were mentoring students helping them generate senior capstone project ideas and were also helping students throughout the school year. “I think the Navy is definitely helping to reach out to students by giving them the opportunity to work with professionals in the field,” Brooks said. “Electrical Engineer Bill Porter is an example of how the Navy is bridging that gap.” Porter said he and other engineers at NSWC PCD are trying to actively attract students of all ages to STEM-related studies and careers. “America is currently experiencing a shortage in students graduating with STEM-related degrees who can acquire a security Navy mentors engineering students to benefit community DAN BROADSTREET | Special to The News Herald Florida State University Panama City senior electrical engineering students gather with Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Electrical Engineer Bill Porter and Executive Director Linda Macbeth of the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida by the engineering students’ senior capstone engineering project, the Dashing Illuminated Creature Exhibit, which the students plan on donating to the museum this spring. Special to The News Herald Actress Karen-Eileen Gordon, left, and lead actor Russell Durham Comeghys appear on the set of “A Free Bird” as it was filmed in the St. Andrews area of Panama City. SEE ENGINEERING | B3 By BEN KLEINE 522-5114 | @BenKleinepcnh bkleine@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY — The 2010 and 2011 shot locations included a St. Andrews home, a T-shirt store on the west end of Panama City Beach and Arnold High School, with intermediate flashes of environment taken from all over Bay County. The shooting was for “A Free Bird,” produced by Scott Mills and Director Gregg Russell, who were inspired by Panama City because of how the environment differed from regular Hollywood haunts. “It occurred to us that soap operas are always set in these rich environments,” Russell said, thinking of mansions and New York City lofts. “We thought about a soap opera in a lower, socio-economic environment.” “A Free Bird,” an independent movie recently released on digital platforms, is about a man who loses his job and his car. His plot to exact revenge against his former employer, a steakhouse, is to steal its meat and sell the steaks on the black market. The story only gets stranger from there. “It’s a little bit on the farce side,” Russell said. The Panama City area does have experience with weird crimes — a woman trying to shoot a snake on school property, a 12-year-old stealing two school buses and taking them on a joyride are just two examples from 2014. Despite the area’s efforts to shed its “Redneck Riviera” stereotype, Panama City and Panama City Beach’s reputations preceded it, making it a captivating setting for a movie. “It’s a place that’s rich with character,” said Russell, who was high on the Panhandle as a place to shoot movies. His reasoning for why more movies aren’t set in the Panhandle: “I guess Hollywood is more in California than you might think.” About 50 percent of “A Free Bird” was shot in the Panama City area, with interiors shot Panama City setting adds rich character to indy caper movie On location SEE MOVIE | B3

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clearance and go to work for the Department of Defense as scientists and engineers,” Porter said. “By our warfare center’s STEM professionals volunteering to mentor local students in STEM-related studies and activities, we can help inspire them to become more actively engaged in their academic studies, especially those related to STEM disciplines.” Porter said in this case, he saw a way to mentor senior electrical engineering students by proposing a challenge that would enrich their application experience in project design and simultaneously benefit the Science and Dis covery Museum. “Basically, I saw a senior class that needed help in generating ideas for electrical engineering senior design projects, specifically projects that would help them acquire some real-world engineering application experience,” said Porter. “I also saw a museum that had a low budget, but a need for new fresh science and discov ery exhibits to inspire children’s appreciation for STEMrelated subjects and to learn that science can be fun.” FSUPC senior electrical engineering student Jonah Cleveland explained how he and his team of engineering students were meeting that challenge by designing a capstone project called Dash and Illuminated Creature Exhibit (DICE). “The Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida is making a new themed room that focuses on Florida wildlife and environment,” Cleveland said. “So with our DICE exhibit children will be able to choose an animal native to Florida’s wildlife and then actually be able to race a strip of illuminated LED lights on a track, which will help the children learn how each animal chosen has a distinct pattern of movement and running characteristics.” Linda Macbeth, Science and Discovery Center execu tive director, said the project was beneficial for all parties involved. “I’m obviously happy with the Navy’s mentor relation ship with FSU electrical engineering students. It’s been an enjoyable and a learning experience for the students, me and Bill Porter. In this type of partnership, the Navy, FSU PC and the Science and Discovery Center of North west Florida — including the local community — benefit from this project,” Macbeth said. “This is advantageous for everyone in the community, especially our next gen eration of leaders — some of the children inspired by such exhibits.” Macbeth said it was a community networking experi ence that helps to further educate graduating seniors of today as well as future generations of students. “What is unique about this program is that most stu dents who are involved live in the local area and intend on staying in the community. So this group of engineers, who went to school together in Bay County, grew up here and will ultimately bring their grandchildren back to visit someday. Projects like this are a real boon for the whole community.” ENGINEERING from Page B1 LOCAL & STATE Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B3 David Lee Hensley 1978 – 2014 David Lee Hensley, 36, of Panama City, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Unity of Panama City Church. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com. Mrs. Sarah Mae Masker Williams, 92, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Mrs. Williams was born Oct. 3, 1922, to Thomas and Annie Mae Dykes Masker in St. Andrews, Fla. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Williams was a devoted wife and child of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Williams; parents, Thomas and Annie Mae Dykes Masker; and nephew, “Fuzzy” Welch. Mrs. Williams was survived by her step-daughter, Jeanne Williams; sister, Lillian Masker Welch; nieces and nephews, Anna Welch (Paul), Jerry Welch, Sarah Welch Hamm (“Bo”), and Judy Williams (Ray.) Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ken Kirkland and the Rev. Scott Roberts officiating. The family will receive friends at Southerland Family Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily. com. Southerland Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532 Sarah Mae Masker Williams SARAH WILLIAMS 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 day’s newspaper. Obituaries may be e-mailed to pcnhobits@pcnh.com or delivered to The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City. O nline guest books View today’s obituaries and sign the online guest books of your loved ones at newsherald.com/obituaries Evelyn Williams Garrick Slade Haines Mrs. Evelyn Williams Garrick Slade Haines, 93, of Panama City, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Southerland Family Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. Anne M. Hiers 1927 – 2015 Anne M. Hiers, 87, of Panama City died on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Those wishing to extend condolences may do so at www.heritagefhllc. com. John E. Rich John E. Rich, a resident of Port St. Joe, passed away at home after a brief illness on Jan. 3, 2015. He was born in Donaldsonville, Ga., to EJ and Tiny Rich, who predeceased him. He was known for many good deeds in the community and was loved by all who knew him. He was a retired master electrician who worked for Tapper Company, Florida Power and St Joe Paper Company. He was a Korean War veteran who served in the Navy SeaBees. He was a gardener extraordinaire who, along with his friend Roy Lee Carter, helped the children at Port Saint Joe Elementary learn to grow and harvest their garden. He was a dedicated long-time member of First Baptist Church, he was involved in teaching and ministering to many over the years. He loved Jesus, his family and his church. He dedicated his life to serving God. He is survived by his sons, Eddy Rich (Lajuana), Carlton Rich, Larry Rich (Cindy,) and his daughter, Tina Whitfield (David); his grandchildren, Jonathan (Callie), Christopher, Matthew (Kristen), Caitlin (Brandon), Britney Rich and Sara and Harley Whitfield; his greatgrandchildren, Josiah , Evangeline, Adele and Brody Rich; his brothers, Bill and David (Betty); his brother-in-law Edwin Griffin (Mary Beth) and sister-inlaw, Doris Acevedo (Loren) as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. A visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist in Port St. Joe. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the following organizations: The Growing Minds Center (850-227-4392), Gideons International (www. Gideons.org) or Covenant Hospice (850-785-3040). Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka Branch Chapel 560 S. State 71 Wewahitchka, FL 32465 850-227-1818 Doris Virginia Sword Doris Virginia Sword, 94, of Panama City died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 5, 2015, at Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Doris Spann Doris Spann, 88, died Jan 2, 2015. Expressions of sympathy can be made and a full obituary viewed at McCallaMemorial FuneralHome.com. James Calvin Wilkinson A graveside service for CMSGT James Calvin Wilkinson will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Have obituaries emailed to you daily by using our ObitMessenger. It’s free and easy to sign up. 747-5070 • newsherald.com Special to The News Herald Lead actor Russell Durham Comeghys talks in one of the scenes of “A Free Bird,” an independent movie filmed in the Panama City area. MOVIE from Page B1 in Russell’s native Atlanta. He and his wife are former producers and writers at CNN. Russell’s original idea for the movie, which he also wrote, was to have it be a realistic portrayal of people in an extraordinary situation, his primary influence being “Urban Cowboy.” However, he changed his mind once the movie was cast with talented comedic actors, capable of improvisational riffs. Russell Durham Comeghys plays the lead JT, but George Faughnan’s manic interpretation of Jimmy stood out. Comeghys is best known for small parts in the “Walking Dead,” “The Gift” with Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes and “The Punisher.” Co-star KarenEileen Gordon starred in the Starz series “Magic City.” However, Stan Houston, who plays Darrell in “A Free Bird,” is drawing the most buzz with his recent turn as Sheriff Jim Clark in the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma.” “He’s a natural,” Russell said. With a favorable cast, Russell changed the way he directed the film, allowing for more improvisation, usually doing at least one scripted take and then a few takes off the page. “I tried to give them as much opportunity as they could,” Russell said. “A Free Bird,” even for an independent movie, was filmed for a modest budget of less than $1 million. The movie is available for free on Hulu (with intermittent commercials), on-demand with Amazon and Comcast Xfinity, and the DVD is available online from Target and Best Buy. Russell said he was considering a potential screening in a Panama City movie theater. CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — Florida’s Space Coast is anticipating a busy 2015. Numerous rocket launches and other projects are scheduled throughout the year, Florida Today reported on Sunday. SpaceX plans to kick off the year Tuesday with an early morning cargo launch to the International Space Station. Last spring, the company won a 20-year lease of a mothballed NASA launch pad. The company told the newspaper it plans to finish outfitting the pad by midyear so it can sup port launches of its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. Also planned for 2015 is the renovation of two former shuttle hangars at Kennedy Space Center to house a secret Air Force space plane program relo cating from California. The Air Force is expected to conduct a fourth launch of its unmanned X-37V Orbital Test Vehicle from Cape Canaveral this year. As many as 24 rocket launches are scheduled this year from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Air Force said. Sixteen rockets were launched from the station in 2014. Also planned for 2015, United Launch Alliance will start building a crew access tower near a launch pad, where Atlas V rockets will launch Boeing’s CST100 capsule. Space Florida recently announced plans for an unnamed commercial space company to take up residence at one of two state-run pads. Com bined state and company investment at the site is expected to total $34 mil lion over five years and add 100 jobs. After almost 18 months of negotiation, NASA and Space Florida are nearing a deal for the state to take over control of Kennedy Space Center’s three-mile shuttle runway. “It really is the center piece of Florida’s nextgeneration commercial spaceport,” said Space Florida CEO and Presi dent Frank DiBello. Space Florida hopes to attract commercial operations to the runway ranging from drones to a suborbital space plane XCOR Aerospace is devel oping to fly space tourists. Swiss Space Systems could arrive late this year with an Airbus jet that will fly parabolic arcs to expose customers and researchers to brief peri ods of weightlessness. And Moon Express, a California startup develop ing a small robotic moon lander that is a contender to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, will return soon to continue flight tests begun last year at the runway. Space Coast has busy year ahead MELBOURNE (AP) — Visitors to an annual festival will learn how to spot the state’s many bird species. Florida Today reports that the upcoming Space Coast Birding & Wild life Festival will include experts on the state’s numerous birds. More than 5,000 bird watchers are expected to enjoy birdwatching from Jan. 21 to 26 in sites includ ing the Merritt Island National Wildlife Ref uge, Canaveral National Seashore and St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge. Birding festival this month

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MIAMI (AP) — Just start ing a five-year sentence for illegally re-entering the United States, George Lewis stared at the officers staring back at him at Miami’s federal detention center and consid ered whether he’d risk get ting on another smuggler’s boat — a chance that soaring numbers of Caribbean island ers are taking — once he’s deported again. U.S. authorities deported Lewis following a four-year sentence for a felony drug conviction in May 2013 to the Bahamas, where he was born but lived only briefly. His Haitian mother brought him to Miami as an infant, and although he always consid ered the U.S. home, he never became a legal resident. Just five months after he was deported, he got on a Bahamian smuggler’s boat with over a dozen other people trying to sneak into Florida. It capsized and four Haitian women drowned. He and the others were rescued. So would he dare make another attempt? “Yeah,” Lewis, 39, said with a sigh. But, he added, “I would put on a life vest next time.” A recent spike in Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea has generated headlines. But the numbers of Haitians and other Caribbean island ers making similar journeys are up even more. And while federal law grants legal resi dency to Cubans reaching U.S. soil, anyone else can be detained and deported. That law, the so-called wet foot-dry foot policy, and Coast Guard operations related to migrants remain unchanged even as Cuban and U.S. lead ers say they are restoring diplomatic relations after more than 50 years. “The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to ille gally enter the country by tak ing to the sea. These trips are extremely dangerous. Indi viduals located at sea may be returned to Cuba,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma, spokes man for the Coast Guard’s 7th District in Miami. According to the Coast Guard, in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, U.S. authori ties captured, intercepted or chased away at least 5,585 Haitians, 3,940 Cubans and hundreds from the Domini can Republic and other Carib bean countries attempting to sneak into the country. That’s at least 3,000 more migrants intercepted than in the previous fiscal year. It’s also the highest number of Haitian migrants documented in five years and the highest number of Cubans recorded in six. It’s unknown how many made it to U.S. shores without getting caught, or how many died trying. More than 1,920 migrants — most of them Cuban or Haitian — have been inter cepted so far in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The Coast Guard worries that number will increase as news spreads about recent changes to the U.S. immigration system, including fast-tracking visas for some Haitians already approved to join family here and an executive order signed by President Barack Obama that would make millions already illegally in the U.S. eligible for work permits and protection from deportation. “Any perceived changes to U.S. immigration policy can cause a spike in immigration because it gives a glimmer of hope,” even to people not eligible under those changes, said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard’s 7th District. It’s unclear why the numbers are jumping. Pov erty and political repression have long caused Caribbean islanders to attempt the jour ney, and the outlook remains dismal for many. Coast Guard and U.S. immigration officials think another calm summer without many tropical storms and a recovering U.S. econ omy might have encouraged more to take to the sea. They also say the increased cap tures may reflect better law enforcement. Smuggling operations in the region range from indi vidual opportunists looking to use their vessels for extra money to sophisticated net works that may add drug shipments to their human cargo, said Carmen Pino, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami. Smugglers also lure people, especially in rela tively new routes that send Haitians into the neighboring Dominican Republic to board boats bound for Puerto Rico. Lewis said he easily talked his way onto a smuggler’s boat with about a dozen Hai tians and Jamaicans hoping to make it to Florida under the cover of darkness. He just struck up a conversation with some locals at a sports bar in Bimini, a small cluster of Bahamian islands 57 miles off Miami, where Lewis figured he could find a boat home. “It was like getting a num ber from a girl. I just needed the right line,” Lewis said in an interview in November. The failed trip cost $4,000. After his rescue, U.S. authorities initially accused him of being a smuggler, partly because he was the only person on board with a phone, which he used to call 911 when the boat started taking on water. He scoffed at the allegation. He remem bered that on the boat he was talking to a teenage Haitian girl and thinking about his mother’s boat trip from Haiti to the Bahamas as a young girl, a crossing he never thought he would emulate. “I said, ‘Run behind me when we hit land.’ ” He said. “I said, ‘Follow me, I’ll get you there.’ ” Now Lewis finds himself back in the U.S. but not at home and facing another forced return to the Baha mas, a homeland he doesn’t know and where the govern ment considers Haitians who have migrated illegally and their children an unwanted burden. Lewis knows he’d try to reach the U.S. again. CHIPLEY (AP) — Steve Schlariet and Ozzie Russ say they never sought the spotlight of social activism, the spotlight found them. The rural Panhandle cou ple could become the first gay men granted a license to marry in the state when a judge’s order takes effect Tuesday. Together nearly 20 years and united during a commit ment ceremony in Fort Lau derdale in 2001, the men live a quiet life raising horses and dogs on their ranch. When friends approached them about joining a lawsuit chal lenging the state’s gay mar riage ban, Schlariet, 66, and Russ, 48, were a bit reluctant — Russ jokes about how Schlariet briefly balked at walking into the county clerk’s office and requesting a mar riage license back in March. The duo gathered their courage, entered the small office and asked to be mar ried. They were told Wash ington County could not issue them a marriage license because Florida does not allow same-sex marriages. That rejection became the basis for a law suit that led to the decision by a federal judge allowing them to marry. “We don’t think of our selves as activists, but we didn’t want to look back and feel that we could have a made a difference and instead copped out,” Schla riet said. “Back when we filed this lawsuit, we didn’t think it would affect millions of people, but it feels good to know that that is what has happened.” U.S. District Judge Rob ert Hinkle used the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Schlariet and Russ and a same-sex Tallahassee couple who wanted their Canadian mar riage recognized by Florida, as the basis for his Aug. 21 ruling that the state’s samesex marriage ban — over whelmingly approved by voters in 2008 — is unconsti tutional. Hinkle stayed his ruling until Tuesday. County clerks through out the state are expected to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses when the stay expires after Hinkle clarified his ruling on New Year’s Day. Attorneys rep resenting an association of county clerks had claimed the ruling only applies to the specific couples mentioned in the lawsuit, but Hinkle said the ruling applies to all 67 Florida counties. Reaction to Schlariet and Russ’ legal quest in this rural enclave has been mixed. When the couple moved to Washington County for Schlariet’s job in 2004, they mostly kept their relationship to themselves and only told people that they were a couple when it was necessary. Schlariet is a retired hospital executive and Russ works in fast-food management. “We were a little con cerned about dealing with the situation and we wanted people to get to know us before we came out,” Russ said. A decade later, the cou ple says they are happy in the town, have made many friends and have not experi enced any overt acts of hos tility because of their sexual orientations. Each year they host a Christmas party for about 150 friends from the area and only one other cou ple attending is gay. Filing the lawsuit opened the couple to a different level of scrutiny from both inside and outside their rural com munity. With about 25,000 residents, Washington is one of Florida’s least-populated counties. Outside the Chipley WalMart on a busy afternoon, most shoppers knew about the couple. Many had strong opinions about the lawsuit. “It just isn’t Biblical. It would suit me if this wasn’t happening in Washington County,” said Randy Whit taker, a lifelong resident of the area. “The Bible says Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” he added. But fellow shopper Steve Keator, also a long time resident, said the law suit made him proud of his community. “I know we come across as a kind of red-necky place, but I think this is great thing,” he said. “I am straight, but I believe in what they are doing and would like to shake their hands.” Jacksonville-based civil rights attorney Betsy White, who represents both couples in the lawsuit, said the men can be proud of the path they have cleared for others to follow. “Cases such as these gen erate a lot of emotion and a lot of hostilities. If you are a plaintiff, you can become a magnet for that,” she said. “These guys are pio neers. They stood up and said ‘we are not going to take this anymore’. 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Reflections A weekly look at our past Florida’s historical need for roads This week.... 1 YEAR AGO The Bay County Commission approves the design phase of a $3 million water plant project. Panhandle residents brace for one more cold morning after the area sees record low temperatures. Tyndall Air Force Base sets a record of 21 degrees, breaking the previous record of 26 set in 2010. Long-term plans become reality when Lt. Col. Erick Gilbert lands the rst of ve cutting-edge ghter jets at Tyndall Air Force Base, the new home of the 95th Fighter Squadron. Despite recent changes in policy reducing the length of shelter stays, the Panama City Rescue Mission opens its doors to those in need of overnight shelter during this week’s cold weather. The political process could prove to be the medical marijuana legalization’s undoing, despite the ballot initiative’s 900,000 signatures and support from 82 percent of the state’s voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. A lawsuit led in federal court alleges the owners of three homes for adults with disabilities in Bay County failed to pay overtime to at least four current and former employees. 5 YEARS AGO A 71-year-old woman drowns her 5-year-old grandson then tries to drown herself in the frigid Gulf of Mexico at St. George Island while her husband is out shopping. The second annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park continues to pay off, as initial estimates indicate the beach party drew larger crowds than last year. A Boca Raton-based company applies to buy ailing Bayside Savings Bank. A motion led by The News Herald in the “Girls Gone Wild” civil lawsuit seeks to keep all aspects of the trial open. The motion was led after attorneys for the four plaintiffs in the lawsuit amended an earlier request to close the trial to everyone. Members of the Panama City-based Florida Army National Guard 1-153rd Cavalry Regiment receive a lengthy thankyou card three days before their scheduled departure from Bay County for a Middle East deployment. U.S. District Judge Richard Smoak denies Amy Cooper’s motion for post conviction acquittal, then reverses himself and now will decide the motion based on the merits of the argument. 10 YEARS AGO Bay District Schools’ expulsion rate is down dramatically in the rst half of the 2004-05 school year when compared with numbers from the same time in recent years. Thirty-two students have been expelled this school year. Last year, the district had the highest expulsion number in its history, with 142 students expelled. Four people land in jail and three others in the hospital after an early-morning argument leads to a shooting in Marianna. A new Florida law creating universal prekindergarten is a meager start, local experts say. In 2002, Florida voters approved constitutional Amendment 8, which requires that school districts provide prekindergarten for all 4-year-olds by this year. Bay Medical Center’s Heart Institute receives the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s Gold Seal of Approval, becoming the rst hospital in Florida to earn the standardsetting organization’s endorsement in heart attack care. Magnum Capital exercises its purchase option on the Bay Line Railroad Depot property after the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board refuses to extend the closing date. Magnum Capital is developer Bob Blackerby’s company. Narcotics investigators arrest three Panama City Beach men and a Wewahitchka woman in connection with methamphetamine traf cking out of a Thomas Drive condominium. Then ...... .... and now EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of several articles on Florida’s need and growth through its roads. When Florida became a territory in 1821 and opened for settlement, an urgent need existed for roads. The territory had what became known as the Old Spanish Trail that originated in St. Augustine, led west from Tallahassee and crossed the Apalachicola and Choctawbatchee rivers before running on to Pensacola and points west. In most spots, the trail was little more than a narrow foot path unusable to wagons, ox carts and stagecoaches. After appeals from politicians and early settlers, the federal government on Feb. 28, 1824, authorized the construction of a public road from Pensacola to St. Augustine. This road commenced at Deer Point (Gulf Breeze) on the Bay of Pensacola, followed an old Indian trail (in use since before the American Revolution) to Cow Ford on the Choctawhatchee. From this point, the road ran on to the Natural Bridge over Econfma (gone today) and proceeded on to Ocheesee Bluff on the Apalachicola before continuing on to St. Augustine. Federal troops from Pensacola under direction from Captain Daniel E. Burch built the western section of this road for pay of 15 cents per day and a “do-gill” ration of whiskey. This road, often referred to as the Military Road, was intended to be 25-foot wide but wound up being about 16 feet, or wide enough for a wagon to pass over. In building this road, Burch changed the plan in many places, cutting many of the trees at waist level and leaving innumerable stumps in the road. With pine trees often falling across this road, he reasoned that travelers would be forced to deviate from the original path anyway. But the importance of this road in this area was that it brought about smaller roads being cut to St. Andrew Bay. Doomed destiny By June 1825, soldiers building the road to Ocheesee Bluff had completed the section through Jackson, Washington and Calhoun counties, according to Dale Cox in “The History of Jackson County.” With the many settlers pouring into Florida, Burch acknowledged that his monumental project was likely destined for oblivion. He also was concerned about the stability of the bridges and causeways due to the constant freshets that brought about continual repairs. Wealthy Jefferson County planter John Bellamy built the eastern section of this road to St. Augustine, using his slaves to carry out the work. On June 30, 1834, Congress authorized Public Road #64, cut from the AlabamaFlorida territory line through Marianna to the towns of St Joseph and Apalachicola. This roadway crossed the eastern arm of St Andrews Bay before traveling the course of the East Peninsula to the two coastal towns. Planters and farmers in the Econfina area used this road extensively to transport their cotton and corn to St. Joseph, where these items were loaded on sailing ships headed for places like New York and England. In the fall, they followed this road to the bay to catch and salt fish for their winter supply. Round-topped lightwood mile markers from this road existed until the early 1900s in spots on what’s now Tyndall Air Force Base. Annual trips A fork in Road #64 led to St. Andrews. Families intent on summering on St. Andrews Bay followed this road to Old Town St. Andrews from Marianna and other nearby areas. These annual trips usually took three days with two nights spent under the stars or in wagon beds. Another early road led from Chipley to Econfina and Bayhead. From this point, travelers had a choice of riding overland or catching a launch to St. Andrews. A stage line also operated from Chipley and stopped at what came to be known as the Stagecoach House in the 1600 block of Isabella Avenue in St. Andrews. Carriages, wagons and stagecoaches carried people desirous of reaching the bay. A road led from Econfina to McAllister’s Landing and crossed at the old ferry over Bear Creek. Another led from what’s now the Bennett area for shipment of crops at Cedar Creek. Other trails remained from the Indians and served as the basis for some of the roads between towns and communities. As turpentine and sawmills moved into the Fountain-Betts area and later Youngstown, a crude road extended south to Panama City. This road is now U.S. 231. Citizens’ work As the need for roads and maintenance on them increased, the governor and legislative council passed an Act under Chapter 659 (No. 2) relating to roads, highways and bridges that extended as far back as February 1832. Under this law private citizens were required to build and maintain these roads. On the first Monday in March and annually after that date, county courts were to appoint three fit and proper persons in each justice’s district as commissioners of roads and bridges. All able-bodied free white males 16-45, residents of the county for 20 days, and all able-bodied slaves, 15-50 years, were liable to work on public roads and highways of such counties. But all licensed preachers, teachers of seminaries, postmasters, millers, ferrymen, lighthouse keepers, pilots and their crew were exempt from this duty. The length of times, such as 7-8 days annually, varied over the years. Those unable to fulfill their duties could pay someone to take their place. This law remained in existence for many years. Convict laborers were another source for building roads. They were used extensively in outlying areas of several different counties, constructing the Coastal Highway, U.S. 98. This roadway wound its way through St. Andrews in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Next week: Other roads in St. Andrews Out of the Past Marlene Womack Local Historian Reflections This week.... Then ...... This week.... Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B5 Built about 1909, the home at 1002 Second Place in Panama City was the home of J.W. Tiller. He was one of the early naval store operators and later worked for the city in the tax department. Photo loaned from the Dewey Smith collection, dated 1964. BAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT Contributed Photo The residence at 1002 Second Place in Panama City has been absorbed by Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School. HEATHER LEIPHART The News Herald

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DIVERSIONS A ces On BRIDGE: B obby W olff Adoptee finds birth family, encounters denial DEAR AMY: I am a female adoptee in my 40s. I was raised by a great family but was always curious about my roots. In my 20s I was able to reach out anonymously to my birth mother through the adoption agency, but she refused to have any contact with me. Recently the same agency located my birth father, who was very excited about meeting me. He and I have now worked out a friendly relationship, which has been hugely beneficial for me. Within this budding relationship he has revealed the name of my birth mother. Of course, I easily found her on social media, along with a slew of pictures and identities of my half siblings on her side. I went ahead and called her, knowing it was risky, but at the same time I truly was motivated to do it no matter what the outcome. Even with my gentle approach, she actually denied ever having a baby and giving it up for adoption. She said she had never heard of my birth father. This was disappointing, but I know I definitely had the right person. I am OK with leaving this woman alone now. However, now I would like to contact my half siblings. They probably don’t know anything about me, as I’m sure it has been a huge family secret. But I would like to at least try to meet them! Would you advise me to reach out directly to them? I realize this could potentially hurt my birth mother’s relationship with them, but protecting her and her feelings is not my main priority at this point. CU R IOUS DEAR C U R IOUS : It seems likely that you will choose to contact any birth relatives you encounter. It is absolutely your right to do this, and certainly it could be beneficial for you to act on your strong desire to do this. I urge you to be gentle and sensitive to others’ feelings when you make this attempt. If you are doing this to somehow punish your birth mother for surrendering and then denying you, it would be a huge mistake. This woman gave you life and also a happy childhood with a wonderful adoptive family. You needn’t be grateful, but at least try to understand and respect her choice. This should be done with the help of a professional counselor. You may be naive about the potential impact on you. If your birth mother denies you, then be prepared for a full spectrum of reactions from other relatives, including the possibility of more denial and/or anger. DEAR AMY: I need to respond to letters and responses from you about the use of marijuana. My husband and I have smoked pot since we were teenagers. We’re both 60 years old now. We’ve raised two non-pot-smoking, hardworking boys. We didn’t hide our marijuana smoking from them and they’ve never tried it — or any other drug. TOK ER S DEAR T OK ER S : There is no question in my mind that some people are able to use marijuana recreationally and not bear appreciable negative consequences. As with alcohol and other potentially addictive substances, it would be incredibly helpful to know in advance how an individual will react. It is possible that your sons have chosen not to smoke because of — not in spite of — their parents’ pot habit. It would be interesting to hear from them to see how your choices have influenced theirs. DEAR AMY: Were you dipping into the eggnog before writing your response to “Tightrope Walker”? First off, she is a wimp for not backing out of the gift exchange. Suggesting that she bake a batch of gingerbread men, “decorated to look like the recipient,” is some of the worst advice ever. Can you imagine the scene. She receives a gift worth $100. Then, her recipient, who may have been the one to pay $100 on her gift, gets cookies? It would be a story told at Christmas for the next 50 years. “Remember that cheapskate who baked you gingerbread men after you spent $100 on that espresso machine? What a loser!” CH R IS TY DEAR C H R IS TY: Clearly you and I represent different traditions. Yours is the one with a mean side. 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 1/3/15 Rating: BRONZE 1/5/15 1/6/15 Solution to 1/5/15 Rating: SILVER 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 AR I E S (March 21-April 19): The day will seem, at first, compromised. Then you’ll understand what the delay is all about — not the central action, but something else entirely. This is good... TA U R US (April 20-May 20): Beware: People will talk of being trustworthy, sensitive or generous. They may be stating the exact opposite of their values and qualities. GEM I N I (May 21-June 21): People will tell you who they are by declaring to possess the opposite qualities. Take note. CANCER (June 22-July 22): Get back to a comfy, cozy place. The domestic puzzle can be solved with some kind of rearranging of your schedule, boundaries or furniture. LE O (July 23-Aug. 22): The matter that ails you will turn around in the weeks to come. A small change is all it will take to get a good result. V I RG O (Aug. 23S ept. 22): After intense planning, a domestic project will blast off. Travel or temporary moves offer the challenge you crave. L I BRA ( S ept. 23O ct. 23): There’s growing respect for all you do. A serene home life will give you the support you need to develop your talents. There’s money to be made from the layers of knowledge and skill you now add to your arsenal. S C O RP IO ( O ct. 24-Nov. 21): Life is cyclical. Believe that you’re not going to be any one way for very long. It will shift, for better or worse, but mostly for better. Someone in your life will man the shift today. S AG I TTAR IUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The choices you’ve made to declare and accentuate your individuality will pay off. Your confidence will be built on the things you do, wear and say that are “so you.” CAPR I C O RN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your diligence will make a difference, though not in one day. Commit to doing the same action for three weeks, and you’ll be amazed at where you wind up. AQ U AR IUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People will get territorial, and rightly so. Be sensitive to the boundaries of others, and draw some of your own. You will feel protective, recognizing how fragile we all are. P IS CE S (Feb. 19-March 20): Your conscientiousness will extend to people you don’t know. Instead of being reactive and critical, you’ll be active and creative, bringing all of your knowledge to bear on the situation. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek History TOD AY Today is Monday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2015. There are 360 days left in the year.Highlight in history On Jan. 5, 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office as America’s first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election.On this date 1781 — A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va. 1895 — French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was publicly stripped of his rank. (He was ultimately vindicated.) 1905 — The National Association of Audubon Societies for the Protection of Wild Birds and Animals was incorporated in New York State. 1933 — The 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, died in Northampton, Mass., at age 60. Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. 1949 — In his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal. 1957 — President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed assistance to countries to help them resist Communist aggression in what became known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. 1975 — “The Wiz,” a musical version of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” featuring an all-black cast, opened on Broadway. 1983 — President Ronald Reagan announced he was nominating Elizabeth Dole to succeed Drew Lewis as secretary of transportation. 1994 — Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the House of Representatives, died in Boston at age 81. Thought for today “It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.” J.R.R. Tolkien English author (1892-1973) Y our HOROS C OPE: Holiday Mathis Page B6 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015

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To submit an item for Out & About, email pcnhnews@pcnh.com or fax to 850-747-5097 Out & About Page B8 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015 What’s HAPPENING TODAY WINTER RESI D ENTS PR O GR A M : Monday through Friday at The Ark, 19208 Hibiscus St., Panama City Beach. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wood Shop. 7-9 p.m., Darts. Details: 249-1980 W A TERC O L O R & A CR Y LICS: 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Palms Conference Center, 9201 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Details: 541-3867 B AY B OO MERS A CTIVIT Y PR O GR A M: 1-4 p.m. at the Bay County Council on Aging, 1116 Frankford Ave., Panama City. Learn to play Mexican Train Dominoes and hand and foot card games. Details: Robin Khalidy at 769-3468 IRISH STEP DA NCE: 4 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave. with Teresa Kane. Details: 769-0608, CityArtsCooperative.com ME D IT A TI O N & CHI TR A INING CL A SS: 6:15-7:15 p.m. at The Zen Center, 3901 W. County 390 next to Dragon Dojo Martial Arts, with Brother Monk Dorje Jangbu Bodhisattva. Details: 248-8997 P A N A M A CIT Y B O P A N D SH A G CLUB: 7-7:30 p.m. social dance lessons followed by open dance until 9 p.m. at Grand Square Hall, 1105 Bob Little Road, Panama City. Details: Gloria, 234-5605, or Barbara, 319-9751 T UES DAY WINTER RESI D ENTS PR O GR A M: Monday through Friday at The Ark, 19208 Hibiscus St., Panama City Beach. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wood Shop. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wood Burning. Details: 249-1980 PLEIN A IR TUES DAY S: 9 a.m. to noon with Beach Art Group. Plein air painting focuses on learning to use and incorporate natural lighting. Bring your paints for a casual art session at a different location every week; arrive when you like and leave when you’re ready. Check BeachArtGroup. com for this week’s location and more information. A RT TUES DAY S: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Art sessions and studio tours in historic St. Andrews. Details: 249-9295, painterparker.com SCULPTURE CL A SS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center. Details: 769-4451 B AY B OO MERS A CTIVIT Y PR O GR A M: 1-3 p.m. at the Bay County Council on Aging, 1116 Frankford Ave., Panama City. Beginner line dancing starts at 1 p.m., intermediate at 2 p.m. Details: Robin Khalidy, 769-3468 BE A CH B OO MERS: 2 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach. Learn new skills and nd information about local spots with this free program hosted by the library. “Nutrition for Seniors with the UF/IFAS Extension Ofce.” Details: 233-5055 TUES DAY S @ 2: 2 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Learn new skills and nd information about local spots with this free program hosted by the library. “Camp Helen State Park and Eden Gardens State Park.” Details: 522-2120 AD ULT T A P CL A SS: 5-6 p.m. at The Rehearsal Room, 105 S. Palo Alto Ave. Details: 252-0889, TheRehearsalRoomPC.com J A ZZ QU A RTET: 6:30 p.m. at The Place, 429 Harrison Ave., Panama City. Featuring utist Dr. Jill Wofsey, bassist Steve Gilmore, pianist and trumpeter George Petropolous and drummer Charles Pagano. Presented by the Gulf Jazz Society. Donation is $10 for GJS members and $12 for non-members. Details and reservations: Larry at 784-2106, Bob at 258-4022 or Judy at 769-5494 DO WNT O WN DA NCE: 7 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave. with Russell Mace. Details: 769-0608, CityArtsCooperative.com T ODD A LLEN HEREN D EEN LIVE THE LEGEN D S SH O W: 7:30 p.m. at Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 9600 S. Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Admission: $20 for dinner and show; $10 for show only. Doors open at 5 p.m. Details and advance tickets: 234-3484 W E D NES DAY WINTER RESI D ENTS PR O GR A M: Monday through Friday at The Ark, 19208 Hibiscus St., Panama City Beach. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wood Shop. 7-9 p.m., Darts. Details: 249-1980 SENI O RS S O FTB A LL: 1 p.m. each Wednesday through March 11, at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. Noncompetitive softball for ages 55 and older; just bring your glove. Details: 238-0549 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 R O CKIN C O MP A N Y WINTER D INNER/ DA NCE P A RT Y : 5-8 p.m. at Marina Cantina, 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach. With radio host Rocky Akins. Details: 249-5500 T HURS DAY WINTER RESI D ENTS PR O GR A M: Monday through Friday at The Ark, 19208 Hibiscus St., Panama City Beach. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wood Shop. 10 a.m. to noon, Pine Needle Weaving. 1-3 p.m., Golf Ball Carving. Details: 249-1980 F RI DAY WINTER RESI D ENTS PR O GR A M: Monday through Friday at The Ark, 19208 Hibiscus St., Panama City Beach. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wood Shop. Details: 249-1980 WINTER RESI D ENT A PPRECI A TI O N DAY : 9-11 a.m. at the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, 17001 Panama City Beach Parkway. Free admission. Collect information on activities, meet the Visitor Services staff, socialize and enjoy complementary coffee and donuts. HOW TO SUBMIT TO WHA T ’ S HAPPENING Email pcnhnews@pcnh.com with “What’s Happening” 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 Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale is 87. Actor Robert Duvall is 84. Juan Carlos, former King of Spain, is 77. Singer-musician Athol Guy (The Seekers) is 75. Talk show host Charlie Rose is 73. Actress-director Diane Keaton is 69. Actor Ted Lange is 67. Rhythm-and-blues musician George “Funky” Brown (Kool and the Gang) is 66. Rock musician Chris Stein (Blondie) is 65. 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Email pcnhnews@pcnh.com with “Birthday” in the subject line or drop off current photo and ll out a birthday form at the front desk of The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St. TRIVIA FUN EDITOR’S NOTE: “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a daily feature in The News Herald. What is the only state whose captiol city does not share any of the same letters with its state’s name? West Virginia, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon Studies have shown that what color scheme in the kitchen makes cooks more creative? White, Green, Blue, Yellow What were the rst and middle names of “Doc” Holiday? Ben Franklin, John Henry, Jake Earl, Thomas Wyatt From the comic strip, what’s the name of Li’l Abner’s pig? Salomey, Sam, Sutter, Simpleton What type of gentleman is a caballero, one who is? In church, Tipping big, Giving up seat, On horseback It was not until what date that divorce became legal in Ireland? 1954, 1969, 1986, 1997 ANSWERS: S. Dakota, Green, John Henry, Salomey, On horseback, 1997 Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.comWILS O N C A SEY Trivia Guy ‘The Hobbit’ tops box office for 3rd weekend NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood kicked off the New Year on a positive note, with three films vying closely for the weekend box-office title that nevertheless remained with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” for the third straight week. Peter Jackson’s MiddleEarth finale took in $21.9 million for Warner Bros., according to studio estimates Sunday, narrowly edging out the Disney musical “Into the Woods” ($19.1 million) and Angelina Jolie’s World War II tale “Unbroken” ($18.4 million). The weekend’s lone new wide-release, the Relativity horror sequel “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” landed in fourth place with $15.1 million. The first weekend of 2015 gave Hollywood the chance to begin turning the page on a rough 2014 in which box-office revenue slid 5 percent and attendance dropped to its lowest level in almost 20 years. With a closely contested weekend at the multiplexes, overall business was strong, up 5.5 percent from the same weekend last year, according to box-office firm Rentrak. In its second week of limited release, Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” earned an estimated $1.1 million theatrically. A representative for Sony said digital figures likely wouldn’t be announced Sunday. In its first four days of online streaming and sale, the comedy made $15 million, Sony said last week. Since then, the film has expanded to video-on-demand via cable operators and on more digital platforms like Apple’s iTunes. Several Oscar contenders began to attract larger numbers of moviegoers, as Hollywood’s awards season picks up stream. The Golden Globes are Sunday. Playing at 754 theaters, “The Imitation Game,” the Weinstein Co.’s code-breaker thriller about World War II hero Alan Turing, took in $8.1 million in its sixth week. (By comparison, “The Hobbit” played at more than 3,800 theaters.) The Reese Witherspoon drama “Wild” also added $4.5 million for a five-week $25.8 million total for Fox Searchlight. Opening in limited release at four locations, J.C. Chandor’s New York thriller “A Most Violent Year” debuted with a theater average of $47,000. The acclaimed A24 release, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, will soon expand. Demand, though, was strongest for “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s drama about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper). In its second week playing in just four theaters, “American Sniper” attracted a remarkable $160,000 per-screen-average. The film opens wide on Jan. 16. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” $21.9 million. 2. “Into the Woods $19.1 million. 3. “Unbroken,” $18.4 million. 4. “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” $15.1 million. 5. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” $14.5 million. 6. “Annie,” $11.4 million. 7. “The Imitation Game,” $8.1 million. 8. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” $7.7 million. 9. “The Gambler,” $6.3 million. 10. “Big Hero 6,” $4.8 million. AP This photo provided by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Luke Evans, center, as Bard in the fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” a production of New Line Cinema and MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), released by Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM.

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Face-down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas quar terback was cel ebrating after giving the Cow boys the lead in a stirring playoff comeback. Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years. Dallas (13-4) wiped out an early two-touchdown deficit to advance to a divisional game in Green Bay, their first postseason visit there since a heartbreaking loss to the Packers in the Ice Bowl in 1967. “You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game,” Romo said. “It doesn’t end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep Sports PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD MONDAY January 5, 2015 Section C Facebook: tinyurl.com/NHSports Twitter: @NH_Sports www.newsherald.com/sports NFL PLAYOFFS The ’Boys are back INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise. Andy Dalton and the Bengals simply collapsed. Again. Luck delivered a gamechanging touchdown pass as he was headed to the turf, and Indianapolis’ defense dominated the rest of the game as the Colts roared past Cincin nati 26-10 and into the divi sional playoff round. “The one magical play was when Andrew was at his finest,” said coach Chuck Pagano, whose team heads to Denver next Sunday. “He’s a maestro. He’s unbelievable back there.” For Cincinnati, a bedev iling postseason curse continued. The Bengals (10-6-1) became the first team in NFL history to lose four consecutive open ing-round games. Dalton tied Warren Moon for the most consecutive openinground playoff losses by a quarterback, dropping to 0-4 all-time. Coach Marvin Lewis tied Marty Schotten heimer, Jim Mora and Steven Owen for most consecutive playoff losses (six) by a coach. Lewis also tied Mora, the former Colts coach, for most consecu tive playoff losses to start a career, and tied Owen for most consecutive playoff losses with one team. They haven’t won a playoff game since Janu ary 1991. “It’s kind of like missing a field goal that you should have hit,” Cincinnati kicker Mike Nugent said after setting a franchise record late in the first half with a 57-yard field goal that got the Bengals within 13-10. Colts pull away from Bengals SEE C OLT S | C3 More NFL, C2 Steelers season suddenly collapses with loss to Ravens After loss to Panthers, Cardinals reect on up-and-down campaign Wild-card Playoffs All times Central Saturday Carolina 27, Arizona 16 Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10 Dallas 24, Detroit 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 10 Baltimore at New England, 3:35 p.m. (NBC) Carolina at Seattle, 7:15 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 11 Dallas at Green Bay, 12:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis at Denver, 3:40 p.m. (CBS) SEE C OWBOY S | C3 Romo, Dallas rally past Detroit in first playoff game in 5 years AP Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray celebrates a touchdown. A NDREW L U C K Colts QB ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Manning vs. Luck III. Peyton Manning gets to face his former team and his successor after Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts beat Cincinnati in the wildcard round Sunday. They met last year in Indianapolis when Man ning’s emotions and the Colts both got the best of him in his homecoming. Manning won’t get caught up in the hype of the marquee matchup this time, suggested Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. He pointed to his quarter back’s coolness in this season opener when Denver beat Indy 31-24. “We had them the first game of the sea son and he was fine,” Thomas said. “It’s a playoff game so it’s a lit tle bit different because if you lose, you’re done and if you win, you keep going. I can’t really talk for Peyton, but I think he’s fine.” DeMarcus Ware said he was especially appre ciative for the Broncos’ bye, which they earned as the AFC’s No. 2 seed, when he saw it was Luck whom he’ll be facing next weekend. Luck has an uncanny knack for comebacks even when things look bleak such as in last year’s playoffs when he guided the Colts back from a 28-point deficit to Kansas City. The Broncos jumped out to a 24-0 lead on the Colts in this season’s opener. But Luck led a frenetic rally that came up short when rookie Bradley Roby broke up a fourth-and-6 pass to Reggie Wayne in the final minute to secure Denver’s 31-24 win. “He’s one of those guys that you have to play a 60-minute game against,” Ware said. “He has really good pocket awareness. He’s always one of those guys, just like Peyton, where he hits the open guy the majority of the time. He plays a fundamentally sound game. “He’s one of those quarterbacks you don’t want to go against, but the thing is you’ve got to make sure you get pres sure on him and make them one-dimensional.” AP Nets forward Joe Johnson, left, is fouled by Heat forward Luol Deng. MIAMI (AP) — When Hassan Whiteside came to the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade was under the impression that the center was a rookie. His NBA debut was actually in 2010. His coming-out party, how ever, seems to be happening now — and for the struggling Heat, it might be the perfect time. Chris Bosh scored 26 points, Wade scored 10 of his 25 down the stretch and the Heat snapped a four-game losing streak by topping the Brooklyn Nets 88-84 on Sunday night. “A must-win,” said Bosh, whose team lost by 36 in Hous ton on Saturday. “It didn’t mat ter who we played.” Whiteside scored 11 points, tied a career high with 10 rebounds and set career bests with five blocked shots and 27 minutes. He came up big mid way through the fourth, block ing away Deron Williams’ shot after the Nets’ guard backed Miami’s Norris Cole down in the post with ease. Williams’ shot never had a chance. Whiteside sent it out of bounds, and the Heat needed those plays — improving to 7-12 at home. “It might not look like I’m there,” Whiteside said. “But I’m there.” Joe Johnson scored 19, Brook Lopez added 16 and Mirza Teletovic had 14 for Brooklyn, which had won six of seven and was seeking to get back over .500 for the first time since Nov. 12. The Heat never trailed — and, because nothing comes easily to them anymore, still had to sweat out the ending. A nine-point Heat lead with 4:49 Manning, L uck to meet again SEE BRONC O S | C3 Heat top N ets to stop slide NB A ROUNDUP SEE NB A | C3

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton said if the Panthers hope to make a deep playoff run they’ll need to cut down on mistakes and make more plays on offense. Carolina turned over the ball three times on Saturday against Arizona but managed to escape with a 27-16 win thanks to a defense that limited quarterback Ryan Lindley and the Cardinals to 78 yards, the fewest allowed in NFL postseason history. “Those things can’t happen, especially in playoff football. We can’t expect to win when we have three turnovers,” Newton said after his first career playoff win. Newton praised his defense’s effort after the game, but didn’t appear too thrilled with the over all performance of the team. The Panthers jumped to a 100 lead, but a muff by returner Brenton Bersin and a Newton interception — a play in which wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery ran the wrong route — led to two Arizona touchdowns, giv ing the Cardinals a 14-13 lead at halftime. “Without finger pointing, it can’t happen,” Newton said. Carolina players said it was frustrating to be down by one in the locker room knowing they had outgained Arizona 208-65. “We started out fast on both sides of the ball and on special teams, but it kind of fizzled in the (middle of the game),” Newton said. “That fizzle can’t happen if we expect to do great things.” Newton also had a fumble early in the fourth quarter with the Panthers up 27-14, giving the Cardinals the ball at the Carolina 8 with a chance to get back in the game. But All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly bailed him out by intercepting Lindley near the goal line on the next play. “We have to play better than we have,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We gave them an opportunity to stay in the game. ... We just have to be smarter than some of the things we did out there. We have to protect the foot ball. It’s a very valuable thing.” Kuechly finished with 10 tack les, drawing praise from tight end Greg Olsen. “I know J.J. Watt is a great player, he’s phenomenal, but you can’t find a guy who impacts the game on defense like Luke,” Olsen said after the game. “The run game, the pass game, cov ering running backs. ... I mean the guy is unbelievable. Luke is the best defensive player I have ever played with. (Brian) Urlacher was like that ... a simi lar, dynamic kind of player, but Luke is that good already. He’s phenomenal.” Newton finished the wild-card game 18 of 32 for 198 yards with two touchdown passes and two turnovers. He also ran seven times for 35 yards, picking up back-to-back first downs on thirdand-long in the third quarter. Newton and the offense could have more challenges moving forward. Carolina could be without speedy wide receiver Philly Brown, who injured his left shoul der in the first half against Ari zona and did not return. Brown was a late-season addition to the starting lineup and provided the Panthers with some muchneeded speed and a legitimate deep threat. The Panthers have not announced the extent of the injury. The Associated Press The Baltimore Ravens had just knocked off their despised rivals, the Pittsburgh Steel ers, and it was time to distribute game balls. One of the stars of the 30-17 wild-card victory Saturday night was linebacker Ter rell Suggs, whose zany, between-the-legs interception sealed a trip to New England for Round 2 of the AFC playoffs. “We just gave him the game ball for the greatest catch in the history of football,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I toss it to him. What happened, do you think? He dropped it. He caught the one that mattered. Clutch.” Clutch, indeed. Just like the Ravens, who sputtered into the postseason as the No. 6 seed before playing their best game of the year at a time when it counted most. “We were on top of our game,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. It didn’t matter that the Ravens lost 43-23 in Pittsburgh in November, or that they needed a 17-point fourth quarter in the finale against Cleveland — along with a San Diego loss in Kansas City — just to qualify for the postseason. Facing the AFC North champions on the road as underdogs, Baltimore opened the playoffs with a victory for the sixth time in six tries under Harbaugh. The Ravens are 7-4 on the road in the postseason since Harbaugh took over in 2008. “We’ve been on the road a lot in the play offs,” Harbaugh said. “Maybe that’s it.” Playing in Pittsburgh was a mere incon venience compared to what the Ravens have endured this year. The suspension and sub sequent release of running back Ray Rice, the four-game suspension of Haloti Ngata, and injuries to a slew of cornerbacks merely primed the team for a postseason run. “You don’t let adversity get you down. When things go the wrong way, you stick together and come out and keep fighting,” Harbaugh said. “Our guys have done that all year. You know over time that pays off.” Flacco, the revamped secondary and a shuffled offensive line all came up big against the Steelers. So did Suggs, a 12-year veteran of this rivalry who had never before experienced the thrill of beating Pittsburgh in January. With the Ravens clinging to a 23-15 lead in the fourth quarter, Suggs was tumbling to the ground when he got his hands on a deflected pass thrown by Ben Roethlisberger. The ball slipped from his grasp, but Suggs secured it between his legs while rolling on the turf. “Big-time play from a big-time guy,” Balti more linebacker Pernell McPhee said. “Whenever my time is done on the field, they could say I never beat the Steelers in the playoffs. They can’t say that now,” Suggs declared. “It was a great achievement, but it’s short-lived. We all know who we’re deal ing with next.” The Ravens have no fear about facing topseeded New England on Saturday. Baltimore is 2-1 against the Patriots on the road in the playoffs, including a 28-13 triumph in Janu ary 2013 that preceded a 34-31 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl. “They’re a very well-coached team, a very talented team, so we just have to prepare hard for it,” said linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who had two sacks. “It’s going to be a tough challenge, and we know that. But we’re look ing forward to that challenge.” McPhee added: “Bring ’em on. We’re going to work hard in practice this coming week and go up there and play our best game. We’re going to play Ravens football. And with a great game plan, I know we’ll be ready for anything.” PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers roared through a perfect December with the kind of urgency that stoked memories of Super Bowls past. They won their first division title in four years, looking like a team peaking at the right time. The valley came quickly. The team that stumbled to a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Satur day night in the AFC wild-card game looked more like the enigmatic work in progress of September. The offen sive line struggled to block Baltimore’s relentless and resurgent front seven. The NFL’s second-ranked offense pro duced three field goals and a touchdown and didn’t lead over the final 44 minutes while turning over the ball three times. The defense couldn’t contain Joe Flacco when it mattered. And while an 11-5 regular season following consecutive 8-8 years is not to be dismissed, the Steelers still haven’t won a game in January in four years — and counting. “We have a long time to think about this,” defensive end Cam Heyward said. And the process won’t be pleasant. Pittsburgh struggled to find sustained momentum while team MVP Le’Veon Bell watched helplessly with his hyper extended right knee under wraps. The trio of Josh Harris, Dri Archer and Ben Tate — who’d been in town for barely 96 hours — found little room against the league’s fourth-ranked run defense, one bolstered by the return of nose tackle Haloti Ngata from a four-game suspension. The Steelers ran for 68 yards, but only 43 came from the running backs. The inability to get anything going on the ground allowed Baltimore’s piece meal secondary to drop deep into coverage and keep quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receivers Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant in check. The same offense that lit up the Ravens for 43 points in early November finished just one drive in the end zone. “For sure we would’ve liked to try to do a lot more on offense, but they pretty much stopped what we were trying to do,” Harris said. “We just simply didn’t make enough plays.” On either side of the ball. Pitts burgh’s secondary helped spark a 4-0 run to the postseason by keeping the ball from going over their heads. While Flacco only made one completion over 23 yards, the Ravens benefited when Steelers cornerbacks who couldn’t keep their hands or their helmets to them selves. Pittsburgh was flagged eight times for 114 yards, including three personal fouls and a 32-yard pass inter ference penalty that set up a Justin Tucker field goal. “I think if you watch any NFL team, if they do the things we (did), there’s no way they’ll win,” center Maurkice Pouncey said. Especially with their quarterback less than perfect. Roethlisberger com pleted 31 of 45 passes for 334 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also left briefly in the final minutes with what he described as a little “whiplash” in his neck. He returned to throw the pick that would seal Pittsburgh’s sec ond wild-card loss in four seasons. The two-time Super Bowl winner has now gone six years without a champion ship ring. Though he set career highs and franchise records in nearly every major statistical category, he also didn’t do what the Steelers pay him hand somely to do: produce a winning effort when the field is cut from 32 to 12. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A season of what might have been ended in inglorious fashion for the Ari zona Cardinals. Several injuries, especially at quarterback, took their toll on a team that got off to a 9-1 start only to lose five of its last seven. “I don’t look at ‘what if?’,” coach Bruce Arians said at his season ending news conference on Sunday. “‘What if?’ will drive you crazy. I look at what can be, and what can be is a great foot ball team with a few new pieces next year, but the core is here now.” There’s a strong possibility that the team’s future will not include Larry Fitzgerald. The eight-time Pro Bowl receiver would count a whop ping $23.6 million on the Car dinals’ salary cap next season under his existing contract. He is due an $8 million roster bonus in March, so it should be clear by then whether he remains on the only NFL team he has known. While general manager Steve Keim has insisted Fitzgerald’s salary is “baked in” to the team’s current budget, conventional wisdom is that Fitzgerald will have to take a pay cut to remain in Arizona. Add in the fact that Fitzgerald isn’t thrilled with his role as a slot receiver after all those big years as a wideout, and his record-set ting career with the Cardinals could be over. “Obviously everybody in this locker room wants Larry back,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “All the fans want Larry back, but there are some business things that I’m sure will happen and need to happen, and I hope he is back.” Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett’s future with the orga nization also is uncertain due to money concerns. His existing contract would count $9.8 mil lion on next year’s cap. Here are some things to take from the Arizona season. INJURIES : Dockett missed the entire season after injur ing his knee in training camp. Outside linebacker John Abra ham sustained a season-end ing concussion in the opener. Punter Dave Zastudil was lost with a groin injury. Fitzgerald, defensive end Calais Campbell, safety Tyrann Mathieu and out side linebacker Matt Shaugh nessy all missed time with injuries. Before all that, inside linebacker Daryl Washington was suspended for the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The most significant injuries were to Palmer and his backup Drew Stanton. Palmer was 6-0 as a starter before tearing an ACL and going down for the season. Stanton, 5-3 as a starter, missed the final three games with a sprained knee that might require surgery. That left the job to Ryan Lindley, signed off the San Diego practice squad after Arizona ini tially released him at the end of preseason. Newton: Panthers must limit mistakes in playoffs Promising season ends for Steelers For Cardinals, it was season of what might have been AP Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore heads for the end zone ad a touchdown iagainst the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ravens eye Patriots CAM NEWTO N NFL Page C2 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015

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SPORT S Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C3 But the glaring difference between the postseason suc cess for Luck and the Colts (12-5), and the postseason failures for Dalton and the Bengals was never more apparent than on two big plays in the third quarter. On second-and-10 from the Bengals 36, Luck floated a perfect pass to the corner of the end zone as Carlos Dunlap started to take him to the turf. Rookie receiver Donte Moncrief sprinted across the field and cradled the ball for the score that gave Indy a 20-10 lead. “I sort of stepped up in a crease there, saw Donte running his butt off and tried to put it in a spot where only he could get it,” Luck said. “He does such a great job of running underneath those balls and we had the touch.” On the next Bengals plays, Dalton had Brandon Tate open deep down the middle on a flea-flicker. But instead of scoring, Colts cor nerback Greg Toler raced over and broke up the under thrown pass. Cincinnati 7 3 0 0 Indianapolis 7 6 10 3 First Quarter Ind—Herron 2 run (Vinatieri kick), 11:05. Cin—Hill 1 run (Nugent kick), 1:28. Second Quarter Ind—FG Vinatieri 38, 12:41. Ind—FG Vinatieri 29, 8:34. Cin—FG Nugent 57, :10. Third Quarter Ind—Moncrief 36 pass from Luck (Vinat ieri kick), 7:48. Ind—FG Vinatieri 22, 1:31. Fourth Quarter Ind—FG Vinatieri 53, 11:31. A,385. Cin Ind First downs 14 22 Total Net Yards 254 482 Rushes-yards 21-110 25-114 Passing 144 368 Punt Returns 2-20 5-35 Kickoff Returns 3-80 3-76 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-35-0 31-44-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-11 1-8 Punts 8-47.5 4-51.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 6-45 9-66 Time of Possession 25:50 34:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING —Cincinnati, Hill 13-47, Dalton 4-34, Burkhead 1-23, Bernard 3-6. India napolis, Herron 12-56, Tipton 11-40, Luck 2-18. PASSING —Cincinnati, Dalton 18-35-0155. Indianapolis, Luck 31-44-0-376. RECEIVING —Cincinnati, Bernard 8-46, Hewitt 3-37, Burkhead 3-34, Sanu 3-31, Brock 1-7. Indianapolis, Herron 10-85, Hil ton 6-103, Nicks 3-59, Moncrief 3-54, Al len 3-30, Doyle 3-9, Fleener 1-18, Wayne 1-12, Tipton 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS —None. calm. I’ve played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn’t do that as well when I was younger.” The Lions (11-6) went 99 yards for one of two first-quar ter touchdowns, but Matthew Stafford couldn’t get them in the end zone again. Detroit was driving with a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter when ref eree Pete Morelli announced a pass interference penalty against Anthony Hitchens on a third-down pass to Bran don Pettigrew. But officials reversed the call without explanation, and Sam Mar tin had a 10-yard punt after the Lions tried to draw Dal las offside on fourth-and-1. Pettigrew said he didn’t get an explanation, while Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he did — but didn’t like it. “Not a good enough one. I’m going to leave it at that,” Caldwell said. “I’m not going to sit up here and act like that was the play that made a difference in the game. We still had our chances.” Detroit 14 3 3 0 Dallas 0 7 7 10 First Quarter Det—Tate 51 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 11:22. Det—Bush 18 run (Prater kick), 1:57. Second Quarter Dal—Williams 76 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 1:37. Det—FG Prater 39, :03. Third Quarter Det—FG Prater 37, 8:41. Dal—Murray 1 run (Bailey kick), 2:54. Fourth Quarter Dal—FG Bailey 51, 12:16. Dal—Williams 8 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 2:32. A,410. Det Dal First downs 19 18 Total Net Yards 397 315 Rushes-yards 22-90 21-73 Passing 307 242 Punt Returns 2-2 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-8 2-35 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-5 Comp-Att-Int 28-42-1 19-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 6-51 Punts 4-35.5 4-48.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 3-1 Penalties-Yards 8-44 6-46 Time of Possession 29:33 30:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING —Detroit, Bell 12-43, Bush 837, Stafford 1-9, Collins 1-1. Dallas, Mur ray 19-75, Romo 2-(minus 2). PASSING —Detroit, Stafford 28-42-1-323. Dallas, Romo 19-31-0-293. RECEIVING —Detroit, Tate 6-89, C.Johnson 5-85, Bell 4-42, Riddick 4-39, Ebron 3-21, Bush 3-10, Fuller 2-26, Pet tigrew 1-11. Dallas, Witten 5-63, Beasley 4-63, Williams 3-92, Bryant 3-48, Murray 3-22, Harris 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS —Dallas, Bailey 41 (WR). COLTS from page C1 COWBOYS from page C1 Four months have passed since the Colts (12-5) and Broncos (12-4) saw each other, but Ware stressed “it’s still the same quarterback,” so “I think you’ve got to go back and see what you did well. You’ve also got to see how and where you didn’t play well and make sure those things are corrected.” Thomas figures to cringe when he watches the film. With Wes Welker serving a twogame suspension, Thomas played the slot and caught four passes for 48 yards with a couple of huge drops that night. Once Welker returned, Thomas went back outside and had another stellar season that included a franchise-best 1,619 yards and 11 touchdowns. “It’s great” having Welker back, Thomas said. “I tried to play the slot and it wasn’t for me that early in the season. Having him back is good because he is one of the best that does it and having him, you never know what defense they will play because they will have to watch everybody. “Hopefully we will have Julius (Thomas) there healthy. It’s good to have Wes back and I can be back outside and try to do my best to play my best for the team and have a big impact on the game.” Julius Thomas got off to a sizzling start with three TDs against Indy in the opener and a dozen by Week 10. But he hasn’t reached the end zone since spraining his left ankle Nov. 16. After one score, microphones caught him screaming, “It’s so easy!” A healthy Julius Thomas could be a tremendous help for the Broncos in the playoffs — that’s one reason the bye week was such a big deal to them. “It was big to get this week out of the way with some rest and now get back to business,” Demaryius Thomas said. “Some guys are feeling better. That is the benefit of having a bye week off. It was real big.” The bye also gave Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward (neck) and top tackler Brandon Marshall (foot) more time to get healthy. That’s “something that we need,” Ware said. “Especially just from a leadership standpoint but also having guys come back that are big playmak ers for us.” BRONCOS from page C1 left was whittled to three, and the Nets actually had a chance to tie with just over a minute remaining but Tele tovic’s 3-pointer rattled out. “We couldn’t stop Bosh. We couldn’t stop Wade,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “That was the reason we couldn’t get any closer.” Williams scored 13 and Mason Plumlee scored 12 for the Nets, who are 0-3 against Miami this season. “I thought we fought hard,” Johnson said. “We had our opportunities, maybe missed a lot of chip pies, open shots that we nor mally make.” Miami led 49-40 at the half, and still was up by five after the third. The third quarter has been an issue all season and it was again Sunday, with Miami getting outscored 19-15 in those 12 minutes. But the Heat held the lead, despite not getting to the 20-point mark in that quarter for the third straight game. And in the fourth, Miami had just enough. “It’s hard to win in this league,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It really is. ... Even in a game like this, when we had to fight it all the way to the end, you don’t take winning for granted when you’re having a season like we (are) right now.” MAVERICKS 109, CAVALIERS 90 CLEVELAND — Monta Ellis scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 15 and the Dallas Maver icks won their fifth straight game. LeBron James, who is out with knee and back soreness, missed his fourth in a row and fifth of the sea son. The Cavaliers are 1-4 when the four-time MVP doesn’t play and have dropped 5 of 7 overall. Kevin Love scored a seasonhigh 30 points, but the Cavaliers couldn’t stay with the Mavericks (25-10). Kyrie Irving left in the third quarter with lower back tightness and didn’t return. He was 2 of 9 from the field and scored a seasonlow six points. PISTONS 114, KINGS 95 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Jennings scored 35 points as the Pistons beat the Kings for their fifth straight win. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Greg Monroe had 14 points 11 rebounds for Detroit, which improved to 5-0 since Josh Smith was released in December. Detroit is 10-23. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 18 points and 15 rebounds. SUNS 125, RAPTORS 109 PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points, fellow guards Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas added 18 apiece and the Suns handed the Raptors their second straight blowout loss. Seven Suns hit double figures in the team’s highest-scoring nonovertime game this season. The Raptors, who trailed by as many as 19 points in the first half and 27 in the second, finished a season-long six-game road trip with their two most one-sided losses of the season. Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 and Kyle Lowry 19 for the Raptors. Lou Williams and James Johnson added 17 apiece. Phoenix won for the eighth time in 10 games. BUCKS 95 KNICKS 82 NEW YORK — Zaza Pachulia had 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the New York Knicks their 11th straight loss. Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 17 points for the Knicks (5-31), who lost a franchise-record 10th straight home game. They are one over all loss from matching the team’s 1985 record for most consecutive losses. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Mil waukee (18-17). NBA from page C1 PEYTON MANNING “It was big to get this week out of the way with some rest and now get back to business. Some guys are feeling better. That is the benefit of having a bye week off. It was real big.” Demaryius Thomas Broncos player NHL WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing ton Capitals coach Barry Trotz has appreciated his team’s resiliency. Sunday’s game provided another example. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and the Capitals rallied from a 2-1 second-period deficit to earn a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers. The Capitals improved to 10-1-3 in their past 14 games, and avoided a letdown after their 3-2 win against Chicago in the Winter Classic. “We don’t get flustered as much as we did earlier in the year,” Trotz said. “Early in the year our highs were very high and our lows were low ... (now) there’s not too many highs or too many lows. “We just say ‘hey, things are going to happen, let’s just get the momen tum back, let’s get the next one, let’s go.’” Brooks Laich and Karl Alzner added second-period goals for Wash ington, which has won 10 straight home games against the Panthers, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves. “All the big boys are scoring goals. Holts is playing great, and we are getting some help from the guys who don’t typically score goals,” Alzner said after notching his career-high third goal of the season. Nick Bjugstad had a goal and an assist for Florida, which also got goals from Vincent Trochek and Dylan Olsen. LIGHTNING 4, SENATORS 2 OTTAWA, Ontario — Tyler Johnson had two goals and Nikita Kucherov had two assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a win over the Ottawa Senators. The Lightning took a 3-2 lead into the third period and increased that to 4-2 at the 7:58 mark on Johnson’s second goal of the game, just three seconds after Chris Phillips emerged from the penalty box to put an end to the Lightning power play. The Senators finished the game shorthanded as their captain Erik Karlsson took a double minor in the closing minutes for hook ing and then unsportsmanlike conduct. HURRICANES 2, BRUINS 1, SO RALEIGH, N.C. — Eric Staal scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Carolina past Boston. Anton Khudobin got the start in goal for Carolina in place of Cam Ward, who played the previous four games. Khudobin, a former Bruin, made 19 saves and stopped Reilly Smith, Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug in the shootout. Tuukka Rask made 35 saves for Boston, but couldn’t stop Staal. Patrick Dwyer opened the scoring for Carolina with 33.2 seconds left in the first period. Bergeron tied it for Boston, one-timing a pass from Brad Marchand past Khudobin in the second period. AP Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, right, celebrates his goal with his teammates. Ovechkin, Capitals edge Panthers

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STAT SHEET Page C4 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015 Tennis: Wawrinka gears up for Aussie CHENNAI, India — Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will sharpen his preparations for the defense of his only Grand Slam title at the Chennai Open this week. The world No. 4, who lost to Novak Djokovic on Friday in an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, received a firstround bye in Chennai and is drawn to play either Croatian player Borna Coric or Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the second round. Wawrinka made his career breakthrough last year after clinching his second title at Chennai, overcoming Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and going on to defeat Rafael Nadal in the final. Czech Republic beats Canada in Hopman Cup opener Lucie Safarova had two wins — one in the women’s singles, another in the mixed doubles — to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 victory over Canada on the opening day of the Hopman Cup. Safarova defeated Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard 6-0, 6-4 to give the Czechs an early 1-0 lead, then teamed with Adam Pavlasek to beat Bouchard and Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-2 in the mixed doubles decider. In between, Pospisil secured the Canadians’ only point with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Pavlasek in the men’s singles. Jets interview Mueller, to meet with others NEW YORK — The New York Jets are keeping busy in their searches for a general manager and a head coach. Owner Woody Johnson and consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly spoke with Philadelphia director of pro personnel Rick Mueller on Sunday as the team looks to replace general manager John Idzik, who was fired last Monday along with coach Rex Ryan. The Jets also will interview Houston director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan and Miami director of college scouting Chris Grier in the next few days. Michigan attorney eyeing top NFLPA post DETROIT — Michigan-based attorney Jim Acho says he’s running for executive director of the NFL Players Association. The 44-year-old Acho has represented retired players and been an advocate for improving pension and medical benefits. He says he expects to have no trouble obtaining the support of at least three current player representatives on the board of directors, which is the requirement to become a final candidate for executive director. Canada, Russia to meet for juniors title TORONTO — Portland Winterhawks star Nic Petan scored three goals and Canada beat Slovakia 5-1 on Sunday night to advance to the title game in the World Junior Championship. Canada will face Russia tonight. Russia beat Sweden 4-1 in the first semifinal. “It’s the best thing for all of the hockey community, for business,” Russian coach Valeri Bragin said. “Russia-Canada: hockey classic.” NHL fines Flyers for holiday travel NEW YORK — The NHL fined the Philadelphia Flyers for violating the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during a holiday break. The league did not disclose the amount of the fine Sunday. Players are barred from traveling or practicing from Dec. 24-26 under the collective bargaining agreement. Rogers Sportsnet in Toronto reported Saturday that online flight records showed the Flyers took a flight from Philadelphia to Nashville the night of Dec. 26. Television Men’s college basketball 6 p.m. ESPN — Notre Dame at North Carolina 6 p.m. ESPNU — West Virginia at Texas Tech 8 p.m. ESPN — Oklahoma at Texas 8 p.m. ESPNU — Texas Southern at Southern U. Soccer 1:55 p.m. FS1 — FA Cup, third round, Liverpool at Wimbledon 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 – (Ext. 180) Open 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. New Year’s schedule: Open 9 a.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Wednesday. LOCATION – Intersection of State 79 and State 20. INFORMATION – 234-3943. Odds Glantz-Culver line Favorite Open Today O/U Under. Oregon 7 7 (75) Ohio St. NFL Playoffs Saturday at New Eng. 7 7 (48) Baltimore at Seattle 11 11 (40) Carolina Sunday at Grn Bay 6 6 (53) Dallas at Denver 7 7 (53) Indy NFL Postseason Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 3 Carolina 27, Arizona 16 Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10 Dallas 24, Detroit 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 10 Baltimore at New England, 3:35 p.m.(NBC) Carolina at Seattle, 7:15 p.m.(FOX) Sunday, Jan. 11 Dallas at Green Bay, 12:05 p.m.(FOX) Indianapolis 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) Late Saturday summary Ravens 30, Steelers 17 Baltimore 0 10 10 10 Pittsburgh 3 6 0 8 First Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 45, 1:29. Second Quarter Bal—Pierce 5 run (Tucker kick), 12:28. Pit—FG Suisham 22, 5:40. Bal—FG Tucker 28, 2:41. Pit—FG Suisham 47, :37. Third Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 45, 10:06. Bal—T.Smith 11 pass from Flacco (Tuck er kick), 4:13. Fourth Quarter Pit—Bryant 6 pass from Roethlisberger (pass failed), 11:01. Bal—FG Tucker 52, 8:47. Bal—Gillmore 21 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 7:56. Pit—S.Thomas safety, 1:56. A,780. Bal Pit First downs 19 22 Total Net Yards 295 387 Rushes-yards 25-49 19-68 Passing 246 319 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 5-117 4-78 Interceptions Ret. 2-3 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-29-0 33-48-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-13 5-37 Punts 2-24.5 3-38.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 2-14 8-114 Time of Possession 24:43 35:17 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING —Baltimore, Forsett 16-36, Flacco 8-8, Pierce 1-5. Pittsburgh, Harris 9-25, Tate 5-19, Roethlisberger 2-16, Bry ant 1-6, Johnson 1-3, Archer 1-(minus 1). PASSING —Baltimore, Flacco 18-29-0259. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 31-45-2334, Gradkowski 2-3-0-22. RECEIVING —Baltimore, Smith Sr. 5-101, Daniels 4-70, T.Smith 2-28, Juszczyk 2-16, Gillmore 1-21, M.Brown 1-9, Forsett 1-7, Aiken 1-4, Jones 1-3. Pittsburgh, Brown 9-117, Miller 6-76, Wheaton 5-66, Bryant 5-61, Archer 3-15, Tate 2-9, Harris 2-6, Heyward-Bey 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS —None. College football Bowls Monday, Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Texas A&M 45, West Virginia 37 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando Clemson 40, Oklahoma 6 Texas Bowl At Houston Arkansas 31, Texas 7 Tuesday, Dec. 30 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Notre Dame 31, LSU 28 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Georgia 37, Louisville 14 Fosters Farm Bowl At Santa Clara, Calif. Stanford 45, Maryland 21 Wednesday, Dec. 31 Peach Bowl At Atlanta TCU 42, Mississippi 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State 38, Arizona 30 Orange Bowl At Miami Gardens Georgia Tech 49, Mississippi State 34 Thursday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl At Tampa Wisconsin 34, Auburn 31, OT Cotton Bowl Classic At Arlington, Texas Michigan State 42, Baylor 41 Citrus Bowl At Orlando Missouri 33, Minnesota 17 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Playoff semifinal: Oregon 59, Florida State 20 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Playoff semifinal: Ohio State 42, Alabama 35 Friday, Jan. 2 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Houston 35, Pittsburgh 34 TaxSlayer Bowl At Jacksonville Tennessee 45, Iowa 28 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio UCLA 40, Kansas State 35 Cactus Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma State 30, Washington 22 Saturday, Jan. 3 Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Florida 28, East Carolina 20 Sunday, Jan. 4 GoDaddy Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Toledo (8-4) vs. Arkansas State (7-5), (n) Saturday, Jan. 10 Medal of Honor Bowl At Charleston, S.C. 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) Saturday, Jan. 17 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg East vs. West, 3 p.m.(NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Carson, Calif. National vs. American, 3 p.m.(ESPN2) Saturday, Jan. 24 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 3 p.m.(NFLN) NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 24 9 .727 — Brooklyn 16 17 .485 8 Boston 11 20 .355 12 New York 5 31 .139 20 Philadelphia 4 28 .125 19 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 25 8 .758 — Washington 22 11 .667 3 Miami 15 20 .429 11 Orlando 13 24 .351 14 Charlotte 11 24 .314 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 24 10 .706 — Cleveland 19 15 .559 5 Milwaukee 18 17 .514 6 Indiana 13 21 .382 11 Detroit 10 23 .303 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Memphis 24 9 .727 — Dallas 25 10 .714 — Houston 23 10 .697 1 San Antonio 21 14 .600 4 New Orleans 17 16 .515 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 26 8 .765 — Oklahoma City 17 17 .500 9 Denver 14 20 .412 12 Utah 12 22 .353 14 Minnesota 5 27 .156 20 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 26 5 .839 — L.A. Clippers 23 11 .676 4 Phoenix 19 16 .543 9 Sacramento 14 20 .412 13 L.A. Lakers 10 23 .303 17 Saturday’s Games Charlotte 98, Orlando 90 Chicago 109, Boston 104, OT Houston 115, Miami 79 Utah 101, Minnesota 89 San Antonio 101, Washington 92 Denver 114, Memphis 85 Atlanta 115, Portland 107 L.A. Clippers 127, Philadelphia 91 Sunday’s Games Dallas 109, Cleveland 90 Miami 88, Brooklyn 84 Detroit 114, Sacramento 95 Milwaukee 95, New York 82 Toronto at Phoenix, (n) Indiana at L.A. Lakers, (n) Monday’s Games Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. New York at Memphis, 7 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 9 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Phoenix at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. College men’s basketball Top 25 fared Sunday 4. Wisconsin (13-1) at Northwestern. Next: vs. Purdue, Wednesday. 5. Louisville (13-1) beat Wake Forest 8576. Next: vs. Clemson, Wednesday. 8. Arizona (13-1) beat Arizona State 7349. Next: at Oregon, Thursday. 10. Utah (12-2) beat UCLA 71-39. Next: vs. Colorado, Wednesday. 13. Kansas (11-2) beat UNLV 76-61. Next: at No. 22 Baylor, Wednesday. 16. Wichita State (12-2) beat Illinois State 70-62. Next: vs. Bradley, Wednesday. 21. Washington (11-2) at Stanford. Next: vs. Washington State, Saturday. 23. Northern Iowa (12-2) beat Loyola of Chicago 67-58. Next: vs. Southern Illinois, Wednesday. Sunday’s scores EAST Iona 86, Siena 72 Manhattan 63, Canisius 60 Monmouth (NJ) 66, Niagara 50 St. Peter’s 79, Marist 67 Temple 84, UCF 78 VCU 75, Fordham 58 SOUTH FIU 62, FAU 60 Old Dominion 61, Charlotte 54 UAB 54, Middle Tennessee 49 W. Kentucky 81, Marshall 62 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 74, Ill.-Chicago 69 Detroit 83, Milwaukee 67 IUPUI 63, IPFW 58 Indiana St. 79, Evansville 75, OT Kansas 76, UNLV 61 N. Dakota St. 72, S. Dakota St. 69 N. Iowa 67, Loyola of Chicago 58 Valparaiso 79, Youngstown St. 64 W. Illinois 80, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Wichita St. 70, Illinois St. 62 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 87, Cent. Arkansas 70 Tulsa 72, Houston 54 UTEP 66, Rice 57 UTSA 71, North Texas 61 FAR WEST Arizona 73, Arizona St. 49 Colorado 86, Southern Cal 65 Grand Canyon 71, UC Riverside 69 South Dakota 74, Denver 69 Utah 71, UCLA 39 Washington St. 69, California 66 Saturday’s scores EAST Albany (NY) 80, Maine 56 American U. 53, Holy Cross 49 Army 77, Loyola (Md.) 53 Boston U. 75, Lehigh 56 Bryant 67, LIU Brooklyn 63 Buffalo 92, Cornell 73 Butler 73, St. John’s 69 Colgate 68, Bucknell 62 Elon 77, Drexel 67 Fairleigh Dickinson 73, CCSU 67 George Washington 64, Saint Joseph’s 60 Georgetown 76, Creighton 61 Navy 69, Lafayette 65 Northeastern 72, Delaware 53 Robert Morris 70, Mount St. Mary’s 45 Rutgers 50, Penn St. 46 Seton Hall 66, Villanova 61, OT South Carolina 64, Iowa St. 60 St. Bonaventure 69, UMass 55 St. Francis (NY) 73, Sacred Heart 71 St. Francis (Pa.) 85, Wagner 68 Stony Brook 71, New Hampshire 61 SOUTH Alabama St. 71, Grambling St. 50 Auburn 82, North Alabama 61 Chattanooga 72, Furman 60 Coastal Carolina 83, Charleston Southern 74 Davidson 81, Richmond 67 Duke 85, Boston College 62 E. Kentucky 63, SC State 52 George Mason 70, La Salle 62 Georgia 63, Norfolk St. 50 Georgia Southern 40, Texas St. 36 Georgia St. 82, UALR 69 High Point 90, Winthrop 87, 2OT Hofstra 68, UNC Wilmington 56 Jackson St. 70, Alabama A&M 67 James Madison 61, Towson 52 Kennesaw St. 92, Thomas (Ga.) 66 LSU 75, Savannah St. 59 Longwood 90, Radford 79, 2OT Louisiana Tech 83, Southern Miss. 70 Louisiana-Lafayette 91, Troy 64 Maryland 70, Minnesota 58 Mercer 76, UNC Greensboro 55 Mississippi 92, Austin Peay 63 Murray St. 66, Morehead St. 57 NC A&T 83, CS Bakersfield 70 NC State 68, Pittsburgh 50 North Carolina 74, Clemson 50 Presbyterian 62, Liberty 58 SC-Upstate 68, Hampton 54 SE Missouri 77, Tennessee St. 62 South Florida 58, East Carolina 50 Southern U. 68, Prairie View 56 Stephen F. Austin 80, McNeese St. 75 Stetson 65, Florida A&M 60 Syracuse 68, Virginia Tech 66 Texas Southern 72, Alcorn St. 55 Toledo 57, N. Kentucky 55 Tulane 74, Memphis 66 UConn 63, Florida 59 UNC Asheville 80, Gardner-Webb 55 Vanderbilt 79, Yale 74, 2OT Virginia 89, Miami 80, 2OT W. Carolina 78, The Citadel 70 William & Mary 75, Coll. of Charleston 45 Wofford 68, Samford 65 MIDWEST Akron 79, Coppin St. 62 Ball St. 51, Bethune-Cookman 48 Bowling Green 58, Chicago St. 35 Bradley 63, S. Illinois 44 Cincinnati 56, SMU 50 Dayton 81, Duquesne 55 DePaul 71, Xavier 68 E. Illinois 59, Jacksonville St. 50, OT Marquette 75, Providence 66 Miami (Ohio) 66, UMKC 61 Missouri 72, Lipscomb 60 Missouri St. 62, Drake 37 Notre Dame 83, Georgia Tech 76, 2OT Ohio St. 77, Illinois 61 Purdue 64, Michigan 51 Rhode Island 65, Saint Louis 53 SIU-Edwardsville 85, Tennessee Tech 62 SOUTHWEST Appalachian St. 74, Arkansas St. 73 Arkansas 79, Utah Valley 46 Lamar 75, Nicholls St. 62 MVSU 67, Ark.-Pine Bluff 63 Northwestern St. 99, Houston Baptist 78 Oklahoma 73, Baylor 63 Oklahoma St. 61, Kansas St. 47 Sam Houston St. 84, Incarnate Word 78 Texas 70, Texas Tech 61 Texas A&M 58, Hartford 49 Texas-Arlington 99, South Alabama 87 West Virginia 78, TCU 67 FAR WEST BYU 99, San Francisco 68 Cal St.-Fullerton 67, Seattle 55 E. Washington 65, Idaho St. 57 Fresno St. 59, San Diego St. 57 Gonzaga 87, Portland 75 Idaho 86, Weber St. 84 Long Beach St. 81, Fresno Pacific 46 Montana 74, North Dakota 63 N. Arizona 73, Portland St. 60 N. Colorado 62, Montana St. 54 Nevada 80, Air Force 62 New Mexico 66, Colorado St. 53 New Mexico St. 70, UC Irvine 67 Oregon 71, Oregon St. 59 Pepperdine 71, Pacific 61 Sacramento St. 90, S. Utah 75 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 72, Loyola Marymount 63 Santa Clara 59, San Diego 56 UC Davis 78, Cal Maritime 41 Utah St. 62, Boise St. 61 Wyoming 64, San Jose St. 59 College women’s basketball Top 25 fared Sunday 1. South Carolina (14-0) beat LSU 75-51. Next: at Alabama, Thursday. 2. UConn (12-1) beat St. John’s 66-50. Next: vs. Tulsa, Wednesday. 4. Notre Dame (14-1) beat No. 21 Syracuse 85-74. Next: at Miami, Thursday. 5. Texas A&M (14-2) beat Arkansas 5250. Next: at No. 8 Tennessee, Thursday. 7. Louisville (14-1) beat Pittsburgh 63-57. Next: at Wake Forest, Sunday. 9. North Carolina (14-1) beat N.C. State 72-56. Next: at Pittsburgh, Thursday. 10. Duke (10-4) beat Wake Forest 70-63. Next: vs. No. 21 Syracuse, Thursday. 11. Kentucky (13-2) beat Mississippi 6458. Next: vs. Auburn, Thursday. 16. Rutgers (10-4) lost to No. 20 Iowa 7972. Next: vs. Michigan, Wednesday. 17. Mississippi State (17-0) beat Missouri 53-47. Next: vs. Arkansas, Thursday. 19. Georgia (13-2) beat Alabama 64-47. Next: vs. Missouri, Thursday. 20. Iowa (11-2) beat No. 16 Rutgers 7972. Next: at Illinois, Thursday. 21. Syracuse (10-4) lost to No. 4 Notre Dame 85-74. Next: at No. 10 Duke, Thursday. 24. Michigan State (8-6) lost to Michigan 74-65. Next: vs. No. 12 Nebraska, Thursday. 25. DePaul (9-5) at Georgetown. Next: at Marquette, Friday. Sunday’s scores EAST DePaul 105, Georgetown 85 Drexel 58, Northeastern 35 Fordham 65, Richmond 64, OT Hofstra 78, Coll. of Charleston 53 Illinois 91, Penn St. 76 Iona 85, Canisius 75 Iowa 79, Rutgers 72 Louisville 63, Pittsburgh 57 Notre Dame 85, Syracuse 74 Quinnipiac 94, Monmouth (NJ) 53 Siena 65, St. Peter’s 40 UConn 70, St. John’s 54 Villanova 68, Marquette 48 SOUTH Brown 59, Morgan St. 52 Duke 70, Wake Forest 63 FAU 79, FIU 63 Florida 63, Auburn 50 Furman 65, SC State 46 George Mason 66, Saint Louis 57 Georgia 64, Alabama 47 Georgia Tech 74, Clemson 66 Jacksonville 45, Savannah St. 41 Kentucky 64, Mississippi 58 La Salle 63, Davidson 54 Memphis 60, East Carolina 57, OT Miami 74, Boston College 53 Middle Tennessee 76, UAB 68 North Carolina 72, NC State 56 Old Dominion 66, Charlotte 57 South Carolina 75, LSU 51 South Florida 53, Tulane 40 Southern Miss. 79, Louisiana Tech 77, OT UNC Wilmington 63, William & Mary 62 Virginia 62, Virginia Tech 47 W. Kentucky 67, Marshall 53 MIDWEST Butler 63, Creighton 58 George Washington 69, Dayton 66 Michigan 74, Michigan St. 65 Minnesota 72, Wisconsin 60 Mississippi St. 53, Missouri 47 Missouri St. 74, Indiana St. 66 N. Dakota St. 83, S. Dakota St. 78 N. Iowa 75, Loyola of Chicago 58 Ohio St. 73, Northwestern 64 Purdue 86, Indiana 64 S. Illinois 65, Illinois St. 56 W. Illinois 71, Nebraska-Omaha 56 Wichita St. 54, Evansville 44 Xavier 71, Providence 59 SOUTHWEST Cent. Arkansas 66, Abilene Christian 60 Oklahoma 71, West Virginia 60 Texas A&M 52, Arkansas 50 Texas Tech 52, TCU 37 UTEP 54, Rice 51 UTSA 53, North Texas 45 FAR WEST Cal St.-Fullerton 66, Seattle 59 NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 39 26 11 2 54 108 89 Tampa Bay 41 25 12 4 54 134 108 Detroit 39 20 10 9 49 109 99 Toronto 40 21 16 3 45 130 122 Boston 40 19 15 6 44 104 108 Florida 37 17 11 9 43 87 97 Ottawa 38 16 15 7 39 102 105 Buffalo 40 14 23 3 31 77 136 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 38 26 11 1 53 119 104 Pittsburgh 39 24 10 5 53 118 94 Washington 38 20 11 7 47 112 99 N.Y. Rangers 36 21 11 4 46 113 90 Columbus 36 16 17 3 35 92 116 Philadelphia 39 14 18 7 35 106 120 New Jersey 41 14 20 7 35 90 117 Carolina 39 12 23 4 28 77 102 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 37 25 9 3 53 113 84 Chicago 38 25 11 2 52 119 81 St. Louis 39 23 13 3 49 118 99 Winnipeg 39 20 12 7 47 101 93 Dallas 37 18 14 5 41 115 119 Minnesota 37 18 15 4 40 104 106 Colorado 38 15 15 8 38 98 113 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 40 25 9 6 56 111 107 Vancouver 37 22 12 3 47 109 98 Los Angeles 40 19 12 9 47 112 103 San Jose 39 20 14 5 45 106 103 Calgary 40 21 16 3 45 115 105 Arizona 38 15 19 4 34 92 124 Edmonton 39 8 22 9 25 83 133 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Ottawa 3, Boston 2, OT Nashville 7, Los Angeles 6, OT New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Rangers 6, Buffalo 1 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 1 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 1 Dallas 7, Minnesota 1 Arizona 6, Columbus 3 Vancouver 4, Detroit 1 St. Louis 7, San Jose 2 Sunday’s Games Carolina 2, Boston 1, SO Washington 4, Florida 3 Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 2 Dallas at Chicago, (n) Columbus at Colorado, (n) Nashville at Anaheim, (n) N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, (n) Monday’s Games San Jose at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Nashville, 7 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 8 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Tennis WTA Shenzhen Open At Longgang Tennis Center Shenzhen, China Purse: $500,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles First Round Zheng Saisai, China, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. Natalia Vikhlyantseva, Russia, def. AnnaLena Friedsam, Germany, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Zarina Diyas (4), Kazakhstan, def. Donna Vekic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-1. Timea Babos, Hungary, def. Wang Qiang, China, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4. Timea Bacsinszky (8), Switzerland, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Anna Schmiedlova, Slovakia, def. Klara Koukalova (5), Czech Republic, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5). Brisbane International At Queensland Tennis Centre Brisbane, Australia Purse: Men, $494,310 (WT250); Women, $1 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Women First Round Ajla Tomljanovic, Croatia, def. Jelena Jankovic (6), Serbia, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 6-0, 6-2. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Andrea Petkovic (5), Serbia, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Carla Suarez Navarro (7), Spain, def. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Varvara Lepchenko, U.S., def. Sam Stosur, Australia, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Madson on a minor league contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined the Philadelphia Flyers an undisclosed amount for violating the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during the Dec. 24-26 holiday break. ARIZONA COYOTES — Recalled G Louis Domingue from Gwinnett (ECHL) to Portland (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Returned C Leon Draisaitl to Prince Albert (WHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled D Loic Leduc from Stockton (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL). Area EVENTS In The BLEACHERS SPORTS Briefs On The AIR Girls basketball: Bay at Choctawhatchee 6:30 p.m. Boys basketball: Freeport at Bozeman 7 p.m. Boys soccer: Mosley at Navarre 7:30 p.m.

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SPORT S Monday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C5 The Associated Press Defense let Alabama down at times after years of powering the Crimson Tide to wins and titles. The result was a team that got caught up in a couple of shootouts, gave up too many big plays and finally succumbed to Ohio State 4235 in the playoff semifinals Thurs day night in New Orleans. With Lane Kiffin’s offense piling up yards and points, this wasn’t vintage Ala bama, except for the winning and contending. Tide coach Nick Saban’s team fell short of the national champion ship game and a shot at its fourth title in six years. The group might actually have overachieved in win ning 12 games and the Southeast ern Conference title simply because of a defense and offensive line that weren’t as dominant as they had been in recent years. “This team excelled all year long,” Saban said. “They kept Ala bama in the forefront of college football everywhere in the coun try, based on the hard work and the improvement that they made throughout the season. “So I’m very proud of what this team was able to accomplish.” Alabama’s unprecedented 6-year run as the league’s top defense ended, and the Tide ranked 58th nationally defending the pass. Then Blake Sims, who hadn’t been prone to big mistakes, threw three interceptions in both the reg ular-season finale against Auburn and the Sugar Bowl. “We turned the ball over a lot,” tailback T.J. Yeldon said. “It killed us last year. It killed us this year. Coming into a bowl game, you’ve got to take care of the ball.” Now come ’Bama’s two offsea son rituals: The wait to see which juniors will leave to enter the NFL draft and how many blue-chip recruits sign with the Tide. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, who was third in the Heisman Tro phy voting, and All-America safety Landon Collins both are considered likely first-round picks. Yeldon is also among the other highly rated players who could turn pro. Sims, Cooper and the offense all put up big numbers for the Tide during Kiffin’s first season as offen sive coordinator. It was a dynamic pairing of Kiffin’s offense and the Saban/Kirby Smart-led defense. The defense didn’t fully hold up its end of the bargain for a change. Alabama allowed 226 passing yards a game and 19 touchdowns. The Tide was the nation’s only team that hadn’t allowed an opposing back to top 90 yards all season before Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards and two touchdowns. The Tide also had their fiveyear streak of leading the SEC in scoring defense ended by LSU. Alabama led the nation in that category in 2011 and 2012, but gave up 18.4 points a game this season, more than double the 2011 yield of 8.2 points. “We gave up far too many big plays in the game, which has been a problem for us toward the end of the year,” Saban said. Presumably, Alabama will still be regarded as among the favorites in the SEC and nationally going into next season. But the Tide will have to find a new quarterback and reload in other spots. The defense only had three senior starters while the offense loses at least seven, including three offensive linemen. Cooper noted that the Tide won eight straight games after losing to Mississippi. He said it was hard in the emotional aftermath to absorb Saban’s postgame message prais ing the team’s season. “Everybody wrote us off after the Ole Miss game and after the Sugar Bowl last year saying we wouldn’t be a good team,” Cooper said. “But we fought all season, we got here and we just came up short.” The Associated Press Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN per sonality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diag nosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Scott was “a true friend and a uniquely inspirational figure” and that his “energetic and unwavering devotion to his family and to his work while fighting the battle of his life left us in awe, and he leaves a void that can never be replaced.” Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs in July. During his speech, he told his teenage daughters: “Taelor and Sydni, I love you guys more than I will ever be able to express. You two are my heartbeat. I am standing on this stage here tonight because of you.” On Sunday morning, NFL Network broadcaster Rich Eisen’s voice broke as he reported the death of his good friend, with whom he worked on “SportsCen ter” broadcasts. “I love this man,” Eisen said. ESPN anchor Hannah Storm called him “our colleague, our friend and our inspiration” as she reported the news. On the network’s NFL pregame show, Chris Berman said, “Stuart made ESPN what it is, he made us better people.” Born in Chicago, Scott attended high school in North Carolina. After graduat ing from the University of North Caro lina in 1987, Scott worked at three TV stations in the southern U.S. before joining ESPN for the 1993 launch of its ESPN2 network, hosting short sports update segments. He often anchored the 11 p.m. “SportsCenter,” where he would punc tuate emphatic highlights with “Booya!” or note a slick move as being “as cool as the other side of the pillow.” Scott went on to cover countless major events for the network, includ ing the Super Bowl, NBA finals, World Series and NCAA Tournament. He also interviewed President Barack Obama, joining him for a televised game of one-on-one. In 2001, Scott returned to Chapel Hill as the university’s com mencement speaker. Scott was first diagnosed with can cer in November 2007 after he had to leave the “Monday Night Football” game between Miami and Pittsburgh to have his appendix removed. Doc tors discovered a tumor during surgery. He underwent chemotherapy again in 2011. Scott made a point of continuing to live his life — at work and outside of it. “Who engages in mixed martial arts training in the midst of chemotherapy treatments?” Skipper said in ESPN’s statement. “Who leaves a hospital pro cedure to return to the set?” Scott is survived by his parents, O. Ray and Jacqueline Scott; siblings Stephen Scott, Synthia Kearney and Susan Scott; his daughters Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15; and girlfriend Kristin Spodobalski. As he accepted the award named for former N.C. State coach Jim Valvano, who died of cancer in 1993, Scott noted: “When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live,” Scott said. “So live. Live. Fight like hell.” Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49 STUART SCOTT Alabama’s season marred by vulnerable defense NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 18 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 2 UConn to a 70-54 win over St. John’s on Sunday at the Maggie Dixon Classic. Morgan Tuck led the Huskies (12-1) with 23 points while Moriah Jefferson added 16. UConn led by seven at the half before Tuck fueled a 13-2 run, scoring 11 straight points. Her 3-pointer made it 51-33 with 16:09 left in the game. St. John’s (12-2) didn’t get closer than 11 the rest of the way. The annual women’s doubleheader at MSG honors former Army coach Maggie Dixon, who died of heart arrhythmia in 2006 at age 28. The first game on Sunday honored the legacy of women’s basketball at the Gar den. It was a rematch between Immaculata and Queens College, the first women’s game ever played at MSG 40 years ago. No. 1 South Carolina 75, LSU 51 BATON ROUGE, La. — A’ja Wilson had 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to help No. 1 South Carolina won its school-record 14th straight game over LSU. Tiffany Mitchell hit three of six 3-point attempts and finished with 17 points for the Gamecocks (14-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who only trailed 2-0 before scoring the next eight points and leading the rest of the way. No. 4 Notre Dame 85, No. 21 Syracuse 74 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jewell Loyd had 25 points and four steals, Brianna Turner added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 4 Notre Dame beat No. 21 Syracuse for the 15th straight time. The Irish (14-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who overcame a 12-point deficit to beat Florida State 74-68 at home Friday night, were facing their fifth ranked opponent of the season. Their lone loss came against No. 2 Connecticut a month ago. Notre Dame extended the nation’s longest active road winning streak to 30 games, tying the all-time record set by UConn. No. 5 Texas A&M 52, Arkansas 50 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Achiri Ade’s putback as time expired gave No. 5 Texas A&M a win over Arkansas. Courtney Williams led the Aggies (14-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who have won three straight games, with 18 points. The win improves Texas A&M coach Gary Blair to 4-0 against his former school. No. 7 Louisville 63, Pittsburgh 57 PITTSBURGH — Jude Schimmel scored 11 points, and No. 7 Louisville clamped down on defense late to avoid an upset in a victory over Pittsburgh. The Panthers failed to score in the final 3 minutes. Mariya Moore added 10 points for the Cardinals (13-1, 2-0 ACC). No. 9 North Carolina 72, N.C. State 56 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 9 North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State in the Atlan tic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Brittany Rountree added 14 points and four 3-pointers for the Tar Heels (14-1), who blew it open with a dominating run after halftime. No. 10 Duke 70, Wake Forest 63 DURHAM, N.C. — Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points, and No. 10 Duke shook off a slow start to beat Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Williams had eight rebounds, six blocks and five steals for Duke (10-4, 1-0). The big gest steal stopped a late Wake Forest rally. The Demon Deacons (9-6, 0-1) led by as many as 16 points in the first half. No. 11 Kentucky 64, Mississippi 58 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Linnae Harper had 12 points, 14 rebounds and forced a key turnover late to help No. 11 Kentucky come back and beat Mississippi. No. 17 Mississippi State 53, Missouri 47 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jerica James scored 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead No. 17 Mississippi State to a comeback win over Missouri. James was 4 of 8 from the floor, and 7 of 11 from the foul line, with six of those free throws made in the final minute. Breanna Richardson added seven points and nine rebounds to help the Bulldogs (17-0, 2-0 SEC) remain unbeaten this season despite shooting just 29 percent. No. 19 Georgia 64, Alabama 47 ATHENS, Ga. — Tiaria Griffin had 16 points, Mer ritt Hempe added 15 and No. 19 Georgia snapped a two-game losing streak with a win over Alabama. The Bulldogs (13-2, 1-1 SEC) scored the first nine points of the game, led 16-3 on Krista Donald’s 3-pointer at 14:51 and scored the last four points of the half to make it 41-23. Griffin had 13 points and the Bulldogs shot 51.6 percent. No. 20 Iowa 79, No. 16 Rutgers 72 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Melissa Dixon scored 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers to give her the school record, leading No. 20 Iowa to a win over 16th-ranked Rutgers. Samantha Logic added 17 for the Hawkeyes (11-2, 2-0 Big Ten) and Ally Disterhoft and Bethany Doolittle had 14 apiece. Rutgers was within 54-52 with 12 minutes left but went cold and an 11-2 run put the Hawkeyes ahead by 11 with 6:45 left. Iowa shot 52 percent from the field but an 11 of 24 performance at the foul line gave Rutgers hope down the stretch, although the Scarlet Knights couldn’t convert. Michigan 74, No. 24 Michigan State 65 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Katelynn Flaherty scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Michigan to an upset over No. 24 Michigan State. Siera Thompson contributed 17 points and Cyesha Goree added 14 on 6-for-10 shooting while also pull ing in nine rebounds for Michigan (10-4, 2-1 Big Ten), which shot 44 percent from the floor and forced 24 turnovers. Shannon Smith had 11 points and seven assists in the win. MEN No. 10 Utah 71, UCLA 39 SALT LAKE CITY — Delon Wright had 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead a balanced offense for No. 10 Utah in a rout of UCLA. Jakob Poeltl had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Utes (12-2, 2-0 Pac-12), who beat the Bruins in Salt Lake City for the second straight season. No. 23 Northern Iowa 67, Loyola 58 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Jeremy Morgan scored a career-high 18 points and No. 23 Northern Iowa beat Loyola of Illinois for its third win in four games. Deon Mitchell added 13 points and the Panthers (12-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) bounced back from their first conference loss by holding off the upstart Ram blers (11-3, 1-1) late in the second half. Temple 84, UCF 78 PHILADELPHIA — Jaylen Bond scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Temple to an victory over UCF for its fifth straight win.Bond surpassed his season-high of 13 points by the 10:39 mark of the first half, helping Temple take a 19-17 lead. He finished 10 of 15 from the field and had three of Temple’s eight blocks. The junior’s previous career-best was 18. FIU 62, FAU 60 BOCA RATON — Adrian Diaz had 27 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help Florida Inter national hold on and beat Florida Atlantic. FIU led 40-33 at the 12:05 mark before FAU took a 57-55 led on Solomon Poole’s 3-pointer with 2:31 remain ing. Diaz answered with four free throws to give FIU a 59-57 lead with 1:18 to play. Diaz then had a block, defensive rebound and assist to Daviyon Draper, who hit a jumper to make it 61-57 with 13 seconds left. Poole drained his fifth trey to pull FAU within 61-60 with 5 seconds to go. Tashawn Desir made one of two free throws to seal it for FIU. Colorado 86, USC 65 BOULDER, Colo. — Askia Booker scored 18 points, Dustin Thomas added a career-high 17 and Colorado beat Southern California for its sixth straight win over the Trojans. The Buffaloes (9-5, 2-0 Pac-12) used a 14-0 run late in the first half to break open a tight game. They never gave the Trojans (8-6, 0-2) a chance at a comeback as they hit four straight 3-pointers to start the second half. Nikola Jovanovic led USC with 14 points, while Julian Jacobs added 11. AP Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson, left, drives against St. John’s Aaliyah Lewis during the rst half. No. 2 UConn rolls over St. John’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

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Paid Program Paid Program LitlGiant Cook Top Androzene Paid Program Androzene Florida Sport O’Neill Outside Cook Top FSU Headlines SYFY 70 52 122 244 Skyline () Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson. Paid Program Total Gym Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program MeetRx TCopper Paid Program TBS 31 15 139 247 Witless Protection () Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Milicevic. Amer. Funniest Home Videos Married... With Married... With Engagement Married... With Married... With Married... With TCM 25 70 132 256 (:15) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington () James Stewart, Jean Arthur. 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ANPL 46 69 184 282 Monsters Inside Me Swamp Wars Gator Boys “Deathgrip” North Woods Law North Woods Law Yukon Men “Rite of Spring” BET 53 46 124 329 (11:00) Life Fresh Prince Fresh Prince Fresh Prince The Game The Game Black Coffee () Darrin Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis. This Christmas () COM 64 53 107 249 Key & Peele Key & Peele Key & Peele Key & Peele Futurama (:26) Futurama Futurama (:26) Futurama Daily Show South Park South Park (:29) Tosh.0 DISC 36 39 182 278 Fast N’ Loud Fast N’ Loud Street Outlaws Street Outlaws Street Outlaws Street Outlaws E! 63 57 114 236 Total Divas Total Divas Total Divas Total Divas “Her Highness” The Soup The Soup E! News (N) ESPN 9 23 140 206 SportsCenter Football Live NFL Insiders (N) (L) NFL Live (N) (L) Around/Horn Interruption SportsCenter (N) (L) College Basketball ESPN2 47 24 144 209 (12:00) First Take SportsNation (N) (L) Questionable You Herd Me Olbermann (N) Outside Lines Around/Horn Interruption SEC Storied FAM 59 65 180 311 The Middle The Middle Reba Reba Reba Reba The Twilight Saga: Eclipse () Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. FOOD 38 45 110 231 Secrets Minute Meals Giada at Home Giada at Home Contessa Contessa Pioneer Wo. Daphne Dishes Guy’s Grocery Games Diners, Drive Diners, Drive FS1 24 27 150 219 Mike Francesa FA Cup (1:55) FA Cup Soccer AFC Wimbledon vs Liverpool FC. (N) NASCAR Race Hub America’s Pregame (N) (L) Ins. Big East UFC FX 45 51 136 248 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met Two/Half Men Two/Half Men 2012 () John Cusack. A global cataclysm nearly wipes out humanity. HALL 23 59 185 312 Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie The Waltons The Waltons “The Career Girl” The Waltons “The Hero” HGTV 32 38 112 229 Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It HIST 35 42 120 269 Universe--Mysteries Solved Universe--Mysteries Solved Universe--Mysteries Solved The Universe The Universe Pawn Stars Pawn Stars LIFE 56 56 108 252 Grey’s Anatomy Seconds” Grey’s Anatomy Hoarders “Debra & Patty” Hoarders “Verna; Joanne” Hoarders “Jim; Susan” Hoarders “Merlene; Jeff” SPIKE 28 48 241 241 World’s Wildest Police Videos World’s Wildest Police Videos Cops Cops Cops Jail Cops Cops Cops Cops SUN 49 422 656 Golf America Golf Dest. Playing Thro Swing Clinic Jimmy Hanlin Duke B’ball John Calipari Seminoles GatorZone SportsMoney Sport Fishing Ship Shape TV SYFY 70 52 122 244 Invasion Ros Lockout () Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan. Skyline () Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson. Stargate () Kurt Russell. TBS 31 15 139 247 Family Guy King King King Friends Friends Friends Friends Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld TCM 25 70 132 256 (12:00) Broadway Serenade Holiday () Katharine Hepburn. (:45) Johnny Belinda () Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres. Young Dr. Kildare () Lew Ayres. TLC 37 40 183 280 Disappeared Disappeared “No Exit” Say Yes: ATL Say Yes: ATL Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes to the Dress: Since Separation Anxiety TNT 29 54 138 245 Bones Bones “Judas on a Pole” Bones “The Man in the Cell” Castle Castle “Murder, He Wrote” Castle “Probable Cause” USA 62 55 105 242 NCIS “Cover Story” NCIS “Brothers in Arms” NCIS A blind photographer. NCIS A murder victim in a taxi. NCIS “Angel of Death” NCIS “Bury Your Dead” WGN-A 13 239 307 In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Blue Bloods Blue Bloods “Lost and Found” Amer. Funniest Home Videos Amer. Funniest Home Videos MONDAY EVENING C COMCAST W WOW! 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Life () Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatunde. The Wendy Williams Show (N) The Real (N) COM 64 53 107 249 Key & Peele Key & Peele South Park South Park South Park South Park Daily Show At Midnight (N) South Park South Park Daily Show At Midnight DISC 36 39 182 278 Street Outlaws: Full Throttle Street Outlaws (N) Fast N’ Loud: Demolition Thea Street Outlaws Fast N’ Loud: Demolition Thea Street Outlaws E! 63 57 114 236 Take the Hamptons Take the Hamptons Take the Hamptons E! News (N) Total Divas “Her Highness” E! News ESPN 9 23 140 206 College Basketball College Basketball Oklahoma at Texas. (N) (L) SportsCenter (N) (L) SportsCenter (N) (L) SportsCenter (N) (L) ESPN2 47 24 144 209 SEC Storied NFL’s Greatest Games (N) NFL Live (N) E:60 Profile (N) E:60 Profile NBA Tonight E:60 Profile College Football FAM 59 65 180 311 Dirty Dancing () Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach. Melissa The 700 Club Boy Meets... Boy Meets... Boy Meets... Boy Meets... FOOD 38 45 110 231 Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Best. Ever. “Best. Pizza. Ever.” Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Best. Ever. “Best. Pizza. Ever.” FS1 24 27 150 219 Motorcycle Racing Monster Energy Supercross: Anaheim. 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Star Trek: Nemesis () Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner. TBS 31 15 139 247 Family Guy American Dad American Dad Big Bang Big Bang Conan (N) Cougar Town Conan Cougar Town TCM 25 70 132 256 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town () Gary Cooper. The More the Merrier () Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea. You Can’t Take It With You () Jean Arthur. TLC 37 40 183 280 My 40-Year-Old Child 40-Year-Old Child Conjoined Twins: One Mind The Man With Half a Body The Man With the 200lb Tumor The Man Who Lost His Face TNT 29 54 138 245 Major Crimes “Leap of Faith” Major Crimes “Internal Affairs” Major Crimes “Internal Affairs” The Librarians Cold Justice Cold Justice USA 62 55 105 242 WWE Monday Night RAW The Authority threatens to wreak havoc on WWE. (N) (L) Chrisley Chrisley (:05) NCIS: Los Angeles (12:04) NCIS: Los Angeles WGN-A 13 239 307 Amer. Funniest Home Videos Amer. 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CLASSIFIEDSMonday, January 5, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C7 34839 PUBLIC NOTICESECTION 8 HOUSING THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF SPRINGFIELD, 3806 E. 8TH STREET, PANAMA CITY, FL 32401, PH (850) 769-1596, WILL OPEN THE SECTION 8 WAITING LIST FOR: -ELDERLY, HANDICAP, AND DISABLEDON TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015, AND WILL TAKE APPLICATIONS THRU THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 (3 WORK DAYS), BETWEEN 8:30AM-12 NOON AND 1:30PM TILL 3:30PM. SOCIAL SERVICE WORKERS MAY PICK UP APPLICATIONS FOR CLIENTS BY PRODUCING A PROPER FILE (LIMIT TWO, PER WORKER). OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES MAY PICK UP AN APPLICATION FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEMSELVES BY PROVIDING A NOTORIZED STATEMENT SHOWING, NAME, ADDRESS, SS#, AGE VERIFICATION OR DISABILITY LETTER AND CONTACT PHONE NUMBER OF AFFECTED PERSON (LIMIT ONE). ALL HUD RULES APPLY TO APPLICANTS. PLACING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT ASSURE HOUSING. BRING IDENTIFICATION SHOWING AGE OR DISABILITY LETTER. GENERAL PUBLIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN FOR THREE WORK DAYS BEGINNING TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015 THRU, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015, DURING THE HOURS STATED ABOVE. NO APPLICATION WILL BE APPROVED IF (1) YOU HAVE FELONY CRIMINAL CHARGES, DRUGS, OR UNRESOLVED FELONY COURT CASES WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS OR A HISTORY OF POLICE/ CRIMINAL CASES (2) OWE A BALANCE TO ANY HOUSING AUTHORITY OR LOW INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM OR EVICTED FROM SUCH WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. ALL APPLICANTSDO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE BEFORE OFFICE HOURS —-ANYONE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE BEFORE OFFICE HOURS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND COME BACK AT THE PROPER TIME. NO CAMPING OUT. THE APPLICATION OF ANYONE THAT CONDUCTS THEMSELVES IN A DISORDERLY MANNER WILL BE DENIED. December 20, 21, 2014 January 5, 6, 2015 34649 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Writ Of Execution issued in the County Court, of Bay County, Florida, on the 12th day of May, 2014, in the cause wherein INNOVATIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is the Plaintiff, and ZACHARY PAUL LONG A/K/A ZACH LONG is the Defendant, being Case 2012 CC 000957 in said Court, I, FRANK MCKEITHEN, as Sheriff of Bay County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the Defendant, ZACHARY PAUL LONG A/K/A ZACH LONG, in and to the following described personal property, to wit: 2001 FORD TRUCK, V.I.N.: 1FTRW08L91KD 70308 I shall offer this property for sale, at the East front door of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 3421 North Highway 77, in the City of Panama City, Bay County, Florida, on January 14, 2015, at the hour of, 11:00 A.M., or soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all the said Defendant, ZACHARY PAUL LONG A/K/A ZACH LONG’s, right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH IN HAND or CERTIFIED CASHIER’S CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO BAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AND TO HAVE AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment(s) of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Civil Division no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings at 3421 N. Hwy 77: Telephone: 850248-2085, 850-2482087. FRANK MCKEITHEN AS SHERIFF OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sergeant Vicky J. Heath Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of November, 2014. Bethany Harris NOTARY PUBLIC, State of Florida at Larg e MY COMMISSION #EE 177300 Expires: April 23, 2016 Bonded Thru Budget Notary Services Pub Dates : Dec. 15, 22, 29, 2014, Jan. 5, 2015 34957 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-1340-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ELVA FRANCES STOKES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Elva Frances Stokes, deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bay County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida, 32401. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 29, 2014 Personal Representative: Jodene M. Hall 2408 Hillsdale Road Picayune, MS 39466 Attorney for Personal Representative: Angela N. Warren FL Bar No.: 0728632 Pope & Barloga, P.A. 736 Jenks Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Tele: (850) 784-9174 Fax: (850) 692-6822 E-Mail: awarren@ popebarloga.com Secondary E-Mail: khenry@popebarloga. com December 29, 2014 January 5, 2015 34851 PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees will hold a meeting. Contact person for the meeting is Dr. John Holdnak, President, Gulf Coast State College. WHEN: 10 a.m., January 15, 2015 WHERE: Room 176, North Bay Campus/ Emergency Operations Center of Gulf Coast State College PURPOSE: Regular Meeting Pub: January 5, 2015 34955 PUBLIC NOTICE The Gulf Coast State College Foundation, Inc. Nominating Committee will meet on Friday, January 9, 2015, in the Student Union West Building, 3rd Floor, Room 307, at 11:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast State College. CONTACT PERSON: Margie Mazur, Executive Director Pub: January 5, 2015 Legal# 97080 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2014-CP-1284 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHERYL L. HAGELUND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHERYL L. HAGELUND, deceased, with the case number indicated above, is pending in the Circuit Court for Bay County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and of the ancillary personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE C E WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is: January 5, 2015. Ancillary Personal Representative: FRED J. HAGELUND 3707 Carleton Ave. Anchorage, AK 99517 RONALD L. NELSON FL Bar Number 280194 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative 517 E. Government St Pensacola, FL 32502 Phone (850)434-1700 Pub Dates: January 5, 12, 2015 97062 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FL. ST. 71378 FLEMING WRECKER SERVICE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION BY SEALED BID THE FOLLOWING: SALE DATE: 1/16/15 2005 Ford 1FTWW31P45EA67152 SALE DATE: 1/20/15 2002 Chrysler 1C4GJ25B62B516680 2003 Nissan 1N4AL11D33C251316 SALE DATE: 1/22/15 2000 Chevrolet 1GNEK13R1YR226238 SALE DATE: 1/25/15 1998 Plymouth 2P4FP2537WR826200 LOCATION: FLEMING WRECKER SERVICE 1715 MAPLE AVENUE PANAMA CITY, FL 32405 TIME: 9:00 AM Pub: Jan. 5, 2015 ADOPTION:Doctor & Park Ranger (will stay home) Beautiful loving home awaits 1st baby 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Found hunting type breed dog in Brewton Alabama. Salty color, must show valid i.d. in front of police to claim. Please call 440-258-7178. Leave contact number in voicemail. Found in Parker on Ethlyn Rd. Small female Scottish wire haired terrier; 8-10 lbs, gray around the muzzle. Broken red halter. Call to identify 850-871-4527. Gray cat found N. Harrison Ave. Well taken care of. Call 850-628-2081. Alternative To BoardingHouse N PetSitting Svs. Licensed Bonded 265-0278 AKC Rottweiler PuppiesGerman, ready Jan 5th, $600, call 850-774-1869 Text FL10074 to 56654 HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. Best Health Guar.262-993-0460www .noahslittleark.com FREE Katz & Kittens! Three free kittens , let phone ring 10 or more times/disabled Veteran. Call from 9 am -6 pm only! Please call Kat Man 850-874-0677. Must have Carrier!! No Boxes!! Hot Springs Hot TubSeats 4-5, like new, w/ cover & steps, $4200 obo. Call 850-238-0557 Text FL09892 to 56654 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 Daleville 8810 Hwy 85, Daleville, AL 36322. Hwy 79 N to Hwy 167. Go past Hartford, cross River bridges, turn right on Hwy 85. House is on the left. January 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2015. 8am-4pmOutlaw’s Estate SaleContent of home, barn, & outbuilding. Antiques, primitive tools & farm equip, and furniture. Text FL10047 to 56654 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 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDWill buy sealed, unexpired boxes (850)710-0189 Tandem crypt at Kent Forest Memorial ; retails for $13k. Must Sell Call to make Any Offers 850-814-8886 Utility trailer tires & rims 205-75-15. 5 lug white spoke. New. $90 ea or 4 for $350. Also, new 14” $80 each or 4 for $300. Also, new 13” $65 each or 4 for $250. Call 850-624-1729 .Medical/HealthMedical AsstNeeded FTfor busy multi doctors office. Must be a team player, dependable, & able to multi-task. Computer exp & medical terminology required. Fax resume to 850-785-3490Web ID#: 34309005 Admin/ClericalDental Office Front DeskOur fast-paced dental office, on the Beach is looking for that perfect someone to join our front office staff. Position includes ans phones, scheduling app, filing ins, etc. Must be organized & focused. Full time, paid holidays and vacation. 401k offered as well as other bonus opportunities. Dental Experience req Email Resumes to:P arkwaydental@knology .n et Web ID#:34309925 Bldg Const/TradesHousekeeperHousekeeper needed 1 to 2 days a week in Bear Creek area. Must have a valid Driver’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 Driver’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 Food Svc/HospitalityPita Pit in Pier Park is NOW HiringManager and PT Crew MembersManager needs restaurant and management experience. Visit location for application and Email Resume to: ericwoliver12@gmail.com Web ID#: 34309833 Install/Maint/RepairVIP PositionMust be motivated, ENTHUSIASTIC and possess outstanding phone skills. This unique opportunity is a perfect fit for the person that loves interacting with people and working in fast paced environments. Position will offer a guarantee plus bonus opportunities. Submit application to Bill Doremus. Apply in person only. Web ID: 34310027 Bldg Const/TradesOffice Warehouse Cleaning PersonOffice & Warehouse Cleaning Person for Pipe Fabrication Company. Must have a valid Driver’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#: 34310061 Bldg Const/TradesPainterExperienced Painter for Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Web ID#: 34308452 Bldg Const/TradesPipe FitterExp Pipe Fitter for Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr., Panama City, FL 32404. Must have a valid Driver’s License. 850-763-4834 EOE/DFWP Web ID#: 34310059 Caregiver Help NeededOne or two days a week. Call (850)960-3725 Bldg Const/TradesTig Welder$20/hr for 1st Class Tig Welder at Pipe Fabrication Company. 40-50 hours per week -benefits & holidays. Apply in person M-F, 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Web ID#: 34310056 Customer Service Enjoy meeting people and having fun? If so, Dodge’s of Panama City wants you! Looking forHost/ Hostess@ $8.55/hr Must pass a drug screen Apply online at:Dodgessouthernstyle.c om/careers Web ID#:34309765 Food Svs/HospitalityHiring Cook & BakerFull Time/ Part Time, Day shift. Apply in person-only. Somethin’s Cookin’ 93 East 11th Street, Web ID#: 34309779 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 RESTLESS CONSUMER?Call Boomer Pool Service & Pressure Washing 850-640-2154 $2999-NEW METAL ROOF for the Doublewide!! (up to 28x60) Licensed & Insured. Guyson Construction & Roofing (850) 258-5856 CALLTODAYText FL96551 to 56654 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Complete Lawn Care Senior & Milit ary Disc. Call Steven: 850-624-8798 Cell 850-235-2212 Office Property Clean UpLandscaping, Pavers, Free Estimates. Honest & Dependable 850-358-1417 Newly Opened Lan’s Massage 2518 Hwy 77 Lynn Haven 890-8482lic#mm32958 Oriental MassagePanama City Beach Shiatsu/Swedish 850-832-4790 #MA62742 Home ImprovementsBy Sam Repairs, Doors, Wood Rot, Fences, Paint, Roofs Credit Cards Accepted (850)348-0207 FREEAppliance removal Discount Small Hauling. Buy Unwanted Vehicles 850-527-3035 Able Lawn SvcW e Show Up! Fall Clean-Ups/ Trimming/Palms/Mulch/Straw 596-4383/258-5072 Text FL97024 to 56654 Take CareOf Your Loved Ones In Your Home, Refs, 34 Years Exp, 850-960-1917 .« SEATILE« Tile & Wood All Types of Tiles & Wood Flooring installed. Bath & Kit-chens Too! Free Est: Kenneth « 850-532-4251« Home Repairs Any Job Large or Small Kitchens, Baths, New Installs, Paint, Tile, & Woodrot. Free Estimates Robert 850-832-7972 WHITE’S CONCRETEServing Bay Est.’94 Christmas Special 874-1515 / 896-6864 Accept Credit Cards Bill W Hash Remodeling/ ConsultingA Master Craftsman w/ 33 yrs exp. Call 850-890-7569 txt FL00734to 56654 CAREGIVER AVAILABLE Mature lady, 20 years of experience, local, excellent references. Dependable, honest, caring, patient centered Call 773-369-7910 or 850-236-6654 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. Check our cars and trucks in today’s classified section!

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CLASSIFIEDSPage C8 | The News Herald | Monday, January 5, 2015 1135514 1135513 1135515 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: wallhouseholdceo@hotmail.com to make an appointment to see this property. Logistics/TransportationCIRCULATION DISTRICT MANAGERThe Panama City News Herald has an opening for District Manager. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Must be able to work a very flexible schedule. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to ehypes@pcnh.com or fill out an application at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL. No phone calls. Accepting applications until December 31, 2014 Web ID#: 34309196 SalesSales Support CoordinatorThe News Herald is seeking a Sales Support Coordinator. Ideal candidate will need strong communication skills, and very high attention to detail. Excellent customer service and organizational skills required and must have excellent computer skills. This position will work collaboratively with the assigned team to ensure exceptional customer service to company’s current and prospective advertisers by helping set appointments for sales team and taking calls from clients. Candidates will work with sales team on exciting sales opportunities in The News Herald, on newsherald.com, PanamaCity.com, Monster, Yahoo and Google. Candidates must be process driven and be able to function effectively and independently, with assertive, innovative and persuasive personality to achieve sales objectives on a regular basis. Must be willing to take on other special initiatives. Candidates should have prior experience in a sales environment along with high school diploma or equivalent. The News Herald offers a competitive benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, and 401(k) plan. To apply, send resume to ehypes@pcnh.com Candidate hired pending pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. Web Id 34294683 Text FL94683 to 56654 Logistics/Transport25 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!Learn to drive forNo Experience Needed Earn $900 / wk + Benefits Local CDL Training Apply Today! 1-800-709-7364 Web ID#: 34307000 Medical/HealthCNA’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 Quality AssuranceQuality Assurance ManagerQuality Assurance Manager for Pipe Fabrication Company. Quality Control Experience with Pipe Welds & ASME Codes REQUIRED. Must have a valid Driver’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 SalesClerkBarnacle BarneysNow accepting applications. PTemployment. 13616 Hutchison Blvd. Web ID 34310103 AIRLINE MECHANIC CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance hands on training. Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www.FixJets.com EARN EXTRA INCOMENewspaper Carriers NeededPanama City Beach , Panama City, Bonifay, & ChipleyEmail Jamie Meadors at jmeadors@pcnh.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 2613½ 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 1-4 Br Apts, Duplex’s & homes. Many locations Some inc water & W/D hkp, $395-$850 mo. No dogs.763-3401 Text FL04830 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 Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “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 discrimination” 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. EPCB 6218 Pinetree Ave 1br/1ba tile throughout. Newly painted W/G incl. $650mo. + $650dep. Call 706-662-1711 Text FL79449 to 56654 Duplex , 2 or 3br/2ba Very Clean, Carport, Near Mall, Very Nice Area $850mo + dep; 850-960-6039 txt FL09897 to 56654 3 br, 2 bath Brick, CH&A, No pets! $850 $900/mo Call 871-4827 Text FL09886 to 56654 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 Br’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 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 3 br 3 ½ baCompletely Renovated1,360 Sqft.Nice open floor plan. $215,000 MLS #624668 Colleen Dietrich 850-814-7298 Bayside 3br 3½ 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!! O’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 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 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 O’Keefe & Wainwright, Realtors, 785-8746 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 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 Camryn’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 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 DEALS250’s -270’s Gated community; 3/3.5 Gorgeous BayFront Pool; 2 -Car Garage Close to BayPoint. Owner Fin. Avail. Michael w/Sterling 850-865-8006 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 2007 Nissan Altima , One owner, loaded, excellent condition contact 850-708-5950 for details. Text FL09758 to 56654 Chevy Camaro, 2011, auto, V6, non-smoker, In the wrapper! $18,998 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Chrysler 200 LX, 2013, auto, 33k miles, Looks new inside & out! Only $14,998! Call Constantine 850-250-7523 Chrysler 200 LX, 2014, silver/blk, under warranty! $14,988 Call 785-1591, ask for Charlie Ford Fusion SE, 2007, silver, grey cloth, all pwr, alloys, Only $6988! Gary Fox 338-5257 Ford Fusion, 2014, Under warranty! Alloys, all pwr, Great car! $18,988 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Ford Mustang Convertible, 2007, blue w/ blue top, auto, all pwr, CD, alloys, all pwr, Only $9888! Gary Fox 338-5257 Honda Accord Coupe, 2011, local trade, non-smoker, red, blk int, all pwr, auto, alloys, Great on gas! Hurry, won’t last! $10,988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Hyundai Genesis, 2015, black, LOADED! Under warranty! Beautiful luxury car! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Infiniti G37 Coupe, ‘08, moonroof, leather, $17,991! Call 850-250-5981. Kia Forte, 2013, silver, 20k miles, Excellent gas saver! Still under warranty! Must Sell! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Kia Optima, 2014, Bluetooth, 23k miles, alloys, Under warranty! $15,998 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Lincoln MKZ, 2010, 38k miles, 27MPG, red, moonroof, Nice! $19,998 Call 785-1591, ask for Charlie Lincoln Town Car Signature, 2007, lthr, all pwr, non-smoker, Must See! $11,988 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Mazda CX7, 2010, blk/blk, sunroof, tow pkge, 68k miles. $13,988 Call 785-1591, ask for Charlie Mercedes Benz GLK350, 2012, white, 29k miles, Still under warranty! LOADED! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Mercury Grand Marquis, 2003, local trade, non-smoker, white/tan bottom, tan int, all pwr, Last of the RWD cars! Only $4988! Gary Fox 338-5257 Mitsubishi Mirage ES, 2014, only 6100 miles! Auto, LOADED! Save! $11,995! Under warranty! Call Pat Collins 624-0648 New 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage-5dr hatchback, auto, all pwr, CD, smart key, push button start, 100,000 miles warranty & 44MPG! Several to choose from! $15,488 Gary Fox 338-5257 Subaru Impreza 2.5i, ‘10, AWD, 4-door, must see, $11,991! Call 850-250-5981 Toyota Camry SE, 2013, auto, V6, sunoof, nav, backup cam, $20,998 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Toyota Corolla S, 2013, auto, 18k miles, GREAT MPG! Financing available! $12,988 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Toyota Matrix, ‘06, auto, must see, $9,991! Call 850-250-5981. Toyota Scion TC, 2008, Great MPG! Maroon/blk, Nice Car! $9988 Call 785-1591, ask for Charlie Toyota Yaris, 2009, sedan, local trade, silver, grey cloth, auto, all pwr, Great on Gas! $6988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Cadillac Escalade, ‘09, AWD, luxury pkg, loaded, $27,993! Call 850-250-5981. Chevy Tahoe LT, 2005, local trade, blk, tan lthr, 3rd row, dual air, all pwr, alloys, Nice SUV! Hurry, only $7888! Gary Fox 338-5257 Chevy Tahoe LT, 2007, Super clean! LOADED! $13,995 Call Pat Collins 624-0648 Ford Escape XLT, 2012, white/tan, only 22k miles, Nice SUV! $17,988 Call 785-1591, ask for Charlie Ford Explorer, ‘14, loaded, local trade, $32,991! Call 850-250-5981. GMC Acadia SCT, 2008, bench seats, LOADED!! 3rd row, only 59k miles, Only $15,988! Call Todd 252-3234 GMC Acadia SLE, ‘12, 3rd seat, auto, V6, $22,992! Call 850-250-5981. GMC Yukon SLE, ‘01, auto, V8, all power, $6,991! Call 850-250-5981. GMC Yukon XL, ‘08, local trade, beige, must see, $25,992! Call 850-250-5981. Honda CRV LX, 2011, only 29k miles, Great condition! Only $16,988! Call Constantine 850-250-7523 Hummer H2, 2003, blk, brown lthr, Excellent condition! Must sell ASAP! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Hummer H3, 2006, Great looking vehicle! Priced to sell at only $15,998! Call Todd 252-3234 Hyundai Tucson, ‘11, must see, $14,994! Call 850-250-5981. Jeep Cherokee, ‘14, local trade, like new, $23,991! Call 850-250-5981 Kia Sportage, 2010, white, tan cloth, auto, all pwr, alloys, CD, Beautiful SUV! $10,988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Lexus RX350, ‘10, dual dvd’s, leather, loaded, $25,991! Call 850-250-5981 Lincoln MKX, 2010, 1 owner, LOADED! Great condition! Only $19,988! Call Constantine 850-250-7523 Lincoln Navigator, 2005, local trade, nav, moonroof, rear ent, pwr running boards, park assist. A real deal at ONLY $8998! Call Pat Collins 624-0648 Mazda Tribute, 2011, Nice SUV! Low miles! Great condition! Only $13,988! Call John 850-326-3847 Nissan Xterra, 2010, V6, 59k miles, maroon, Runs Excellent! 1 owner, no accidents! Call Victor 348-1038 Cadillac Escalade, ‘09, AWD, luxury pkg, loaded, $29,993! Call 850-250-5981. Chevy Colorado Crew Cab, ‘10, leather, like new, $19,991! Call 850-250-5981. Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z-71, ‘05, 4WD, auto, V8, $16,990. Call 850-250-5981 Dodge Ram TRX Quad Cab, 2010, only 58k miles, Priced to sell at $21,988! Call Todd 252-3234 Dodge Ram, 2008, low miles, Good condition! Just $9988! Call John 850-326-3847 Ford Explorer XLT, ‘04, auto, power options, $8,992! Call 850-250-5981. Ford F250 Supercrew 4x4, 2006, Lariat, Turbo diesel, LOADED! Park assist, custom wheels, SHARP! $19,988 Call Pat Collins 624-0648 Ford F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab, ‘15, leather, loaded, $56,991! Call 850-250-5981 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab, ‘02, auto, V6, $7,991! Call 850-250-5981. Honda Crosstour, ‘10, loaded, must see, $19,993! Call 850-250-5981. Nissan Titan King Cab SE, ‘04, 4WD, 53k miles, $15,991! Call 850-250-5981 Ram 1500 Laramie, 2008, reg cab, 1 owner, V6, only 60k miles! Beautiful truck! Hurry, won’t last! $7988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Ram 2500 Turbo Diesel, 2006, Crew Cab, low miles! Extra clean! $22,990 Call Pat Collins 624-0648 Ram 3500 Quad Cab, 2003, Dually diesel, SLT, red, blk cloth, all pwr, non-smoker, Beautiful Truck! Hurry! $15,888 Gary Fox 338-5257 Toyota Pickup, ‘03, regular cab, must see, $9,992! Call 850-250-5981 Toyota Pickup, ‘03, regular cab, must see, $9,992! Call 850-250-5981 Toyota Tundra 4x4, 2012, Crew Cab, 25k miles, red, Like new! Priced to go! Excellent condition! Under warranty! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Toyota Tundra Crew Cab, 2010, lt tan, tan cloth, auto, all pwr, CD, alloys, only 50k miles! Beautiful truck! $18,988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011, Only 44k miles! Local trade! Nice! Priced to sell at $21,988 Call Todd 252-3234 Chrysler Town & Country, 2014, LOADED! Stow-n-Go, lthr, all pwr, backup cam, $23,998 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Harley Davidson Fat Boy, ‘07, customized, must see, $16,990! Call 850-250-5981 Boat Slips, protected area, W/E, dock side, $175, Small slips $99 . 850-303-4611 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 Check our cars and trucks in today’s classified section! Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!