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The mayor and city manager said they aren’t planning to bring Spring Break up, but visitors can raise topics during public discussion near the end of the 2 p.m. meeting at the City Hall Annex’s George C. Cowgill Building at 104 S. Arnold Road. “I’d be surprised (if the topic doesn’t come up), based on the amount of emails I’ve gotten and phone calls I’ve gotten from people complaining about Spring Break,” Strange said Wednesday. Sparky Sparkman, owner of Spinnaker Beach Club, said Wednesday he will attend the meeting, but whether he’ll comment depends on the direction of the discussion. Crime and other unsavory behavior associated with Spring Break are again in the national spotlight, as Fox News’ popular “Hannity” show JO S IE ST R A NGE Some students head to Daytona Beach for a quieter Spring Break. Page B3 Panama City Beach City Council might take action on Loop Road today. Page A7 INSIDE By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman PANAMA CI T Y — The Panama City metropolitan area was the 19th-fastest growing metro in the United States last year, according to new population estimates released by the Census Bureau this week. Panama City joined six other Florida metros in the nation’s top 20-growing metro areas between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014. The Villages south of Ocala was the nation’s fastest-growing metro for the second year in a row. Other Florida metros on the list include Cape Coral-Fort Myers (sixth), Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island (10th), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (16th) and North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton (18th). The Panama City metro area includes Bay and Gulf counties, according to the Census Bureau. The metro area grew almost 2.2 percent — or 4,158 people — between July 2013 and July 2014, according to the Census Bureau estimates. Carol Roberts, president of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, said the new numbers show a growing desire to move to the coast, toward a warmer climate and a more business-friendly environment. “The state of Florida is a force to be reckoned with,” Roberts said. “We’ve gotten more and more competitive to make ourselves more attractive — not only to individuals, but to companies alike.” Roberts cited the community’s growth as a positive, pointing toward additional manpower to meet local workforce needs. However, she also said local officials will face a challenge to update roads and other infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing community. Bergdahl charged; could face life term FO RT B R AGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. Misbehavior before the enemy carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Desertion carries a maximum of five years. Bergdahl also could face a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank and forfeiture of all his pay if convicted. The case now goes to an Article 32 hearing to be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where Bergdahl has been performing administrative duties as he awaits the conclusion of the case. That proceeding is similar to a grand jury. From there, it could be referred to a court-martial and go to trial. A date for that hearing was not announced. The charges are the latest development in a long and bitter debate over Bergdahl’s case. They also underscore the military and political ramifications of his decision on June 30, 2009, to leave his post after expressing misgivings about the U.S. military’s role, as well as his own, in the Afghanistan war. After leaving his post, Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held by members of the Haqqani network, an insurgent group tied to the Taliban that operates in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last May 31, Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces in Afghanistan as part of an exchange for five Taliban commanders who were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The exchange set off a debate over whether the U.S. should have released the five Taliban members. Little is known about what the five have been doing in Qatar, where they are being monitored by the government. Some lawmakers have predicted the five would return to the battlefield. S G T . BO W E BERGD A HL SEE BER GDAHL | A7 SEE P CB | A7 GROWING QUICKLY P anama City metro area among fastest-growing P hotos by A ND R E W WA R DLO W | The News Herald A sign at Bylsma Manor Estates in Hiland Park shows new homes are being built, including the two shown at top. SEE GROWING QUICKLY | A7


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Page A2 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 WEDNESDAY’S NUMBERS Cash 3 (afternoon) .......... 3-0-6 Cash 3 (evening) ............ . 4-5-1 Play 4 (afternoon) . ........ . 1-6-9-0 Play 4 (evening) .......... . 0-8-7-2 Fantasy 5 . ........ . 13-19-20-28-29 Powerball .... 7-19-23-50-54 (14) x2 Florida Lotto .. 14-15-16-31-40-44 x4 Florida LO TT E R Y CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) — What’s one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can’t do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. Kelly went beltless during his fivemonth mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his shirttails kept floating out of his pants. So this time, the 51-year-old retired Navy captain packed “a military, tacticalstyle thing” that can hold a tool pouch. Actually, scratch pouch. He prefers “superhero utility belt.” Kelly’s partner on the yearlong stay at the space station — Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko — can’t do without his vitamins. When their Soyuz rocket blasts off from Kazakhstan on Saturday (Friday afternoon in the U.S.), three bottles of over-age-50 vitamins will be on board. After more than two years of training, Kelly and Kornienko are eager to get going. It will be the longest space mission ever for NASA, and the longest in almost two decades for the Russian Space Agency, which holds the record at 14 months. Medicine and technology have made huge leaps since then, and the world’s space agencies need to know how the body adapts to an entire year of weightlessness before committing to even longer Mars expeditions. More yearlong missions are planned, with an ultimate goal of 12 test subjects. The typical station stint is six months. “We know a lot about six months. But we know almost nothing about what happens between six and 12 months in space,” said NASA’s space station program scientist, Julie Robinson. Among the more common space afflictions: weakened bones and muscles, and impaired vision and immune system. Then there is the psychological toll. Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, a frequent flier who will accompany Kelly and Kornienko into orbit, predicts it will be the psychological — not physical — effects that will be toughest on the one-year crew. “Being far away from Earth, being sort of crammed, having few people to interact with,” Padalka said. He’ll break the record for most time spent in space during his six-month stay, closing in on a total of 900 days by the time he returns to Earth in September. Neither Kelly nor Kornienko, though, worries about himself. They fret about the family and friends they are leaving behind for an entire year — until next March. “If something happens ... you’re not coming home, no matter what it is. You’re not coming back,” Kelly said. Kelly’s loved ones include his two daughters, ages 20 and 11; his NASAemployed girlfriend; his widowed father; his identical twin brother Mark, a retired astronaut; and his sister-in-law, Gabrielle Giffords, a former congresswoman who barely survived an assassination attempt while he was at the space station in 2011. Kornienko, 54, a former paratrooper, worries how his wife will cope alone at their country house outside Moscow. His 32-year-old daughter is a new mother; the baby is not quite a year old. Wife Irina cried when she learned in 2012 that he would be leaving Earth for a whole year. And she’s still not happy about it, Kornienko said. “She understands that it’s a dangerous mission. But she’s getting used to the idea,” he said. A vivid reminder of the dangers of spaceflight hit home last fall when an unmanned supply ship blew up shortly after liftoff from Virginia. Kelly’s original “superhero” belt was destroyed, along with the rest of the station cargo. Replacements went up on the next commercial shipment. The two veteran space fliers are fully aware of all the risks. Kelly has flown in space three times for a total of 180 days. (Two of those trips were space shuttle quickies.) Kornienko has a single 176-day station flight on his resume. Kelly acknowledges it will be a challenge “keeping the level of fatigue down, enthusiasm up, energy reserves to respond to an emergency.” Newly returned space station commander Butch Wilmore urges some three-day weekends for the pair. “To maintain that mental focus for six months is difficult, and to do it for an entire year ... You don’t want to make any mistakes,” said Wilmore, whose 5-month mission ended March 11. Kornienko was selected by his bosses for the job while Kelly volunteered. NASA actually got a 2-for-1 bonus with Kelly. He is teaming up with brother Mark for a battery of medical tests so researchers can compare the physique and physiology of the space twin with his genetic double on the ground. Raised by police-officer parents, they have lived parallel lives as Navy fighter and test pilots and space shuttle commanders. Mark Kelly, a four-time space flier, will be at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for his brother’s launch; wife Giffords will watch from Houston with Johnson Space Center friends. He already has submitted to numerous blood draws and ultrasounds in the name of space science. “All right, do whatever you’ve got to do,” Mark said he tells the doctors. As for what Scott will endure, “Imagine if you went to work where your office was and then you had to stay in that place for a year and not go outside, right? Kind of a challenge,” Mark said. At least Scott Kelly will get outside for a spacewalk this time. Considerable work is needed to prepare the orbiting lab for the 2017 arrival of U.S. commercial crew capsules. So the year will be unusually busy, noted NASA’s space station program manager Mike Suffredini, “a good thing” on such a long haul. Another plus is that Kelly and Kornienko seem to honestly like one another. And they won’t be alone. There are normally six people on board and lots of compartments, including three full-scale laboratories, in which to disappear. Also, the U.S. and Russian crews generally spend their workdays on their respective sides, Kelly noted. The total interior volume is about equivalent to two Boeing 747s. “It’s a big place, and I don’t really look at it as I’m spending a year with him,” Kelly said. “It’s more spending a year with 14 other people, and he’s one of them.” Among those coming and going, in September, will be British soprano superstar Sarah Brightman. She will visit for 10 days as a paying tourist, and will perform live from on high. A YEAR IN SPACE What to pack? How about a ‘superhero utility belt’ M IKH A I L KO RN I EN KO AP Astronaut Scott Kelly sits inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on March 4.


NATIO N & WORLD Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page A3 AP Thousands walk hand in hand to the Alabama Capitol while participating in a commemorative march of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March outside of Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday. Vietnam vet gets dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor HONOLULU (AP) — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, with just two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream. The Marine Corps veteran, who has heart disease and cancer, traveled from his home in Essex, Md., to Honolulu to visit the site of the Japanese attack that pushed the United States into World War II. The Dream Foundation, which grants wishes for those who have life expectancies of a year or less, arranged for the journey. Hooker, his brother and sister-in-law, who are his caregivers, got a private tour of the battleship USS Missouri on Wednesday morning. The Hawaii dream stems from a 20-minute stop in the islands in 1971 as he headed home from Vietnam, Hooker said from his Waikiki hotel room Tuesday. He was let off the ship just long enough to make a phone call to his family and eat some ice cream. He promised to come back someday “to honor the men and women that gave their life at Pearl Harbor.” The Dream Foundation’s new program, Dreams for Veterans, made Hooker’s wish possible. In applying, Hooker wrote a letter saying that he longed to visit Pearl Harbor to “learn, touch and understand what happened there.” In the letter, he described voluntarily enlisting in the Marine Corps when he was 17 years old, saying, “My heart was telling me that I was a Marine and that I was going to work hard and train to be the best.” The decorated veteran moved up through the ranks to become a sergeant. “Truly, it is an honor for us to serve those who have bravely served our country,” said Kisa Heyer, executive director of the Dream Foundation. “Mr. Hooker’s final wish is a testament to his patriotism and sense of duty.” Woman who had baby cut from belly released from hospital LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman whose unborn baby was cut from her womb by a stranger with a kitchen knife has been released from a hospital a week after the gruesome attack. The family of Michelle Wilkins, 26, said Wednesday that she is in a safe location with her partner, Dan, and faces a long and costly recovery. The baby girl she planned to name Aurora did not survive. Police say Dynel Lane, 34, lured Wilkins to her home on March 18 with a Craigslist ad offering baby clothes. Lane then beat and stabbed Wilkins and removed the unborn child. Lane was arrested at a hospital after telling her husband she had suffered a miscarriage. Prosecutors plan to charge her Friday. Wilkins’ family thanked the public for an outpouring of “love, kindness and spiritual solidarity” they said has helped her heal. An online fundraising effort has generated more than $45,000 for Wilkins. Such attacks are rare and surviving one is even more unusual. There have been 17 cases of so-called fetal abductions since July 1987, including the Colorado case, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Only one other victim survived. The charges Lane could face depend how and when the baby died. District Attorney Stan Garnett has said there’s essentially no way to bring murder charges against Lane under Colorado law unless investigators can prove the baby was alive outside the mother’s body. Selma to Montgomery march ends at Capitol MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-toMontgomery voting rights march. While their famous fathers were on opposite sides of history 50 years ago, the two came together to mark the milestone anniversary. “I think it’s important going forward that we really grab hold to and embrace my father’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology. That’s the way forward for any social change issue in this country,” Bernice King said. Bernice King stood in the same spot her father did in 1965 to read the “How Long, Not Long” he gave civil rights marchers on March 25, 1965. Peggy Wallace Kennedy acknowledged her father’s place in history, but said he eventually found “a redemption and understanding of the injustice and suffering of inequality” after he was paralyzed by a would-be assassin’s bullet. “On that day my father could not have known that he was already traveling on his own personal road to Jericho,” Kennedy said. A crowd of thousands gathered outside the Alabama Capitol for the final event in a almost monthlong commemoration. Hundreds retraced the final leg of the 1965 march to the Alabama Capitol. The crowd ranged in age from children being pushed in strollers to people who marched in 1965. The route wound through the city’s historic neighborhoods, including near the spot where Rosa Parks and the barbershop where King got his hair cut. “Alabama made history for all the wrong reasons, but today Alabama is different,” Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told the crowd. “Today is a vivid reminder of how far we have come as a state and as a nation. It is also a reminder of what happens when you never give up.” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange described the city as a work in progress. “We’ve built a strong bridge, but we have more of that bridge to build,” Todd Strange said. “We want to continue to build those planks so we can be that beloved community that Martin Luther King talked about. I don’t know how you would define it, but you know it when you see it. We’re getting there, but we’re certainly not there yet,” Strange said.


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Page A4 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 NATIO N & WORLD N ATIO N & W ORLD Briefs The Associated Press DENVER VA hospital construction chief retires amid investigation The top VA official in charge of construction nationwide retired Wednesday amid an internal investigation of delays and massive cost overruns at the Denver veterans hospital, the agency said. Glenn Haggstrom’s departure was immediate, the Department of Veterans Affairs said. In a written statement, the VA said problems at the hospital under construction in the Denver suburb of Aurora were unacceptable. The VA said last week the new Denver facility would cost $1.72 billion, more than twice the estimated cost at the time the first contracts were awarded in 2010. The department also was under fire for cost overruns and construction delays at veterans hospitals in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said Haggstrom should have been dismissed instead of being allowed to retire. OKLAHOMA CITY Former university student who led racist chant to meet black leaders A former University of Oklahoma student who led a racist chant apologized personally to the leader of Oklahoma’s Legislative Black Caucus and plans to meet with more civic leaders before speaking publicly about the incident for the first time, a state senator said Wednesday. Sen. Anastasia Pittman, an Oklahoma City Democrat, said the student, Levi Pettit, called her personally to apologize after he and another fraternity member were caught on video earlier this month leading a chant that referenced lynching and used a racial slur to say black students never would be admitted to the university’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. Stephen Jones, an attorney for the now-disbanded local fraternity, said Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with the university that calls for no members of the fraternity to be expelled. Jones declined to comment further about the details of the agreement, and OU officials did not respond to a request for comment on the deal. ROME Amanda Knox’s defense team calls conviction a ‘very grave’ error Amanda Knox’s defense lawyer urged Italy’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American’s conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a “very grave judicial error.” Knox faces 28 years in an Italian jail for the 2007 murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher in an apartment they shared in the university town of Perugia, after being convicted by a Florence appeals court last year along with her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito. Sollecito’s defense will make its case Friday, when the case resumes before the Court of Cassation. Winding up Wednesday’s full day of arguments, Knox defense lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova said the Florence court’s conviction of Knox “is not justice, it is a distortion of the facts.” He argued, that based on analysis of blood stains, including two handprints on the victim’s pillow, in Kercher’s room and elsewhere in the house the two women shared, “there is not one trace of Amanda in the room of the crime.” NEW YORK Officials say new pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. The germ caused two cattle herders to suffer fever, swollen lymph nodes, and painful boils on their hands and arms in 2013. It happened in a rural area in the country of Georgia. They recovered in a matter of weeks. A third case in a cattle owner in 2010 was later discovered. The new virus has been named Akhmeta after the area where it was first detected. A report on the virus by health officials in Georgia and the United States was published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. It doesn’t seem to be a public health threat, and likely was around for many years before it was identified, said Dr. Donald “D.A.” Henderson. The new germ is from a group of viruses that cause cowpox, monkeypox and smallpox, which have similar symptoms including boils. DETROIT Mother of 2 siblings found dead in freezer charged with child abuse Prosecutors have charged a Detroit woman with child abuse after the bodies of two of her children were found in a deep freezer in the family’s home. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that 35-year-old Mitchelle Blair will be arraigned today. Blair could be charged with more serious crimes after autopsies are performed on her daughter, Stoni Ann Blair, and son, Stephen Gage Berry. The medical examiner was waiting until the bodies thawed to perform the autopsies and determine how they died. Prosecutors believe that when they died, the girl was 13 years old and her brother was 9. Court officers discovered the bodies Tuesday while serving an eviction notice. Two of Blair’s other children had been living at the home and were placed in protective custody. GOP-controlled House OKs budget to erase deficits WASHINGTON (AP) — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on almost $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits during the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Final passage, 228-199, came shortly after Republicans bumped up recom mended defense spending to levels proposed by President Barack Obama. Much of the budget’s savings would come from Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, programs that aid the low-income, although details were sketchy. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., chairman of the House Budget Committee, called the plan a “balanced budget for a stronger America” — and one that would “get this economy rolling again.” Democrats rebutted that the GOP numbers didn’t add up and called their policies wrong-headed. “People who are running in place today are not going to be moving forward under the Republican budget, they’re going to be falling back,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. The GOP-controlled Senate is likely to approve its version of a budget by week’s end. The plans themselves are non-binding and do not require a presidential signature. Instead, once the House and Senate agree on a common approach, lawmakers will have to draft legislation to carry out the program that Republicans have vowed to follow in the wake of campaign victories last fall that gave them control of both houses of Congress. Still, House passage of a budget marked a significant victory for Speaker John Boehner and the leadership, which has struggled mightily to overcome differences within a fractious rank and file. An equally notable second triumph appeared on the horizon. Legislation to stabilize the system of payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients is expected to clear the House today, and President Barak Obama’s declaration of support enhanced its chances in the Senate. It includes a requirement for upper-income Medicare beneficiaries to pay more for their coverage, a provision Republicans hailed as a triumph in their drive to curtail the growth of benefit programs. The House plan calls for $5.4 trillion in deficit reduction during the next decade, including about $2 trillion from repeal of the law known as Obamacare. Almost $1 trillion would be saved from Medicaid and CHIP, health care programs for the low-income, and $1 billion from other unspec ified benefit programs. Another $500 billion would come from general govern ment programs that already have been squeezed in recent years by deficit-reduction agreements between Con gress and the White House.


Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page A5 Precious metals (New York spot price) Gold Silver Platinum 1,196.30 17.06 1,146.00 +2.10 +0.02 +6.00 Business Nasdaq diary A P NYSE diary Market watch March 25, 2015 Advanced: 830 Declined: 2,292 Unchanged: 97 502 Advanced: 2,237 Declined: 128 Unchanged: 3.4 b Volume: Volume: 2.1 b Russell 2000 Standard & Poor’s 500 Nasdaq composite Dow Jones industrials MAR K ET B R IE F 032515 : Cha r t s ho ws dai l y mark e t f igur e s f o r Do w , S&P, R u s s el l 200 0 an d Nasda q , alon g w ith N YSE an d Nasda q diar y ; s t and alon e ; 1 c x 4 in c h e s; ETA 6:15 p.m. E di t or’ s No t e : It is manda t ory t o in c lude all s our c e s t ha t a cc ompan y t hi s graphi c when repurpo s ing or edi t ing i t f or publi c a t io n 1,233.85 -29.61 17,718.54 -292.60 4,876.52 -118.21 2,061.05 -30.45 Source: Matt Wegner, Financial Advisor, The Edward Jones Co., Panama City 769-1278 The Dow 30 Stocks Close Chg. Chg. . 3M American Express Apple Inc. Boeing Caterpillar Chevron Cisco Systems Coca-Cola DuPont Exxon Mobil General Electric Goldman Sachs Home Depot Intel IBM J&J JP Morgan McDonald’s Merck Microsoft Nike Pzer Procter & Gamble Travelers Comp United Tech Verizon Walmart Walt Disney United Healthcare Visa 162.70 -3.62 80.11 -1.26 123.38 -3.31 148.23 -3.42 79.86 -0.62 105.67 +1.47 27.46 -0.54 40.45 -0.02 72.03 -1.57 84.86 +0.34 24.91 -0.36 187.35 -3.93 113.68 -2.47 29.89 -0.90 159.20 -3.83 100.34 -1.62 59.61 -0.85 98.14 -1.22 58.26 -0.37 41.46 -1.44 98.99 -1.66 34.30 -0.22 83.01 -0.91 107.61 -1.62 116.46 -2.46 48.73 -0.68 81.32 -1.73 105.00 -2.11 116.54 -1.58 65.73 -1.37 Stocks of local interest Darden Rest Gen. Dynamics Hanger Group Hancock Hldg Home Bancshares ITT St. Joe KBR L-3 Comms Hldgs Oceaneering Int. Regions Fin. Sallie Mae Southern Co. SunTrust Rock-Tenn Co. Ingersoll-Rand Engility Holdings 68.71 -1.02 133.76 -1.44 23.88 -0.88 29.12 -0.48 33.46 -0.78 39.00 -0.41 18.22 -0.03 14.38 -0.15 124.64 -2.55 53.49 +0.93 9.25 -0.18 9.05 -0.23 44.03 -0.49 40.54 -1.01 64.19 -1.20 66.77 -1.18 33.26 +0.16 From staff reports PANAMA CITY Hancock Bank wins excellence awards Hancock Bank was recently awarded six national and regional Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business banking, recognizing the top 5 percent of the more than banks considered. Since 2009, Hancock has garnered 64 designations from Greenwich, a leading provider of advisory services to the financial services industry. Hancock received national awards for overall satisfaction, relationship manager capability, branch satisfaction, cash management-overall satisfaction and cash management-product capabilities as well as regional recognition for overall satisfaction. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities,” said Hancock Chief Banking Officer Ed Francis. “Hancock Bank has been privileged to help local businesses grow since the late 1800s; and commitment to service is one of the century-old core values that guide everything we do.” Business FOCUS Foreign exchange (as of 5 p.m. CST) U .S. $1.00 = Canadian $1.2517 U .S. $1.00 = Mexican peso 14.986 U .S. $1.00 = 0.9122 U .S. $1.00 = 0.6724 More data points to a soft patch WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in Febru ary, the latest installment of dis appointing data this quarter that suggests the economy has hit a soft patch. The weaker-than-expected per formance is pushing economists to downgrade their growth forecasts for the January-March period. But they blame temporary factors for the slowdown, including severe snowstorms and West Coast port disruptions, and have brighter hopes for the spring. The Commerce Depart ment reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods dropped 1.4 percent in February, disappoint ing economists who were looking for a small increase. The decline was the third drop in the past four months and January’s increase, previously reported as a 2.8 per cent gain, was revised down to a more moderate 2 percent. The key category of core capital goods retreated 1.4 percent, mark ing the sixth consecutive monthly decline in the sector, which serves as a proxy for business investment plans. The weakness in February was widespread, with falling demand for commercial aircraft, autos and machinery. The result follows a slew of underwhelming results from recent economic indicators, such as three months of declines in retail sales to a big drop in home construction in February. Many economists noted similarities to the start of 2014. A string of severe storms and other temporary setbacks dragged the economy into reverse, with gross domestic product contracting at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter. The economy is likely in better shape this year. Analysts say employment growth during the past year should lead to solid gains in consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. “Despite the clear soft patch in quarter one, we expect a rebound... as consumer demand improves,” said Bricklin Dwyer, an economics at BNP Paribas. U.S. ECONOMY Durable goods orders fell more than expected in February The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 30.45 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,061.05. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 292.60 points, or 1.6 percent, to 17,718.54, while the Nasdaq composite fell 118.21 points, or 2.4 percent, to 4,876.52. STOCKS TUMBLE Caesars bets big on Atlantic City with center ATLANTIC CITY, N . J . (AP) — Atlantic City has a 1 percent problem, and it has nothing to do with the richest of the rich. Only 1 percent of people who visit the East Coast gambling resort do so to attend a business meeting, according to Michael Mas sari, senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment. Also, Atlantic City cap tures only 1 percent of the $16 billion convention and meetings market in the northeastern United States. To rectify that, the com pany is betting big on a $126 million conference cen ter it is about halfway fin ished building at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. “It’s 1 percent business travel into this market and 99 percent leisure,” he said. “We want to see the business traveler introduced here in a meaningful way.” The Waterfront Confer ence Center is scheduled to open in August, and advance bookings have surpassed expectations, Massari said. It has more than 100,000 room nights booked, with 66,000 of those occurring in the first 12 months of opera tion. Groups already have signed contracts for events as far off as 2019. The move comes as Atlantic City desperately tries to grow its non-gam bling revenue as its casino market shrinks. Four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos shut down last year — and Caesars Entertainment had a hand in two of the closures. The company shuttered its still-profitable Showboat in August and jointly bought and closed the Atlantic Club with Tropicana Entertain ment in January 2014. Caesars believes its conference center will not compete with the exist ing Atlantic City Conven tion Center, which he said focuses mainly on trade shows and similar events. The Caesars center is seek ing business meetings. “We really go after almost completely different clien tele,” Massari said. “And ours is attached to 2,600 hotel rooms.” Of the advance bookings the center has locked down, 60 to 70 percent are from customers who have never held a meeting in Atlantic City, Massari said. The center will help Atlan tic City compete for meeting bookings that are now going to Dallas, Las Vegas and Orlando, he said. HEINZ-KRAFT MERGER AP Containers of Heinz ketchup sit on a shelf at a market, in Barre, Vt. H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The deal would bring together an array of longtime staples in American kitchens, including Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, Jell-O desserts, Miracle Whip spreads, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones diet foods. The combination of the two companies — each more than a century old — was engineered by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil ian investment firm 3G Capital, which teamed up just two years ago to buy Heinz. While shop pers are not expected to see any major changes, the creation of The Kraft Heinz Co. reflects the pressures facing some of the biggest packaged food makers in the U.S. As consumers increasingly migrate away from popular packaged foods in favor of options they con sider less processed, companies including Campbell Soup, General Mills and Kellogg have been slashing costs or striking deals to update their products offer ings. The Heinz-Kraft deal is in many ways just the latest example of that, although Buffett noted that the two companies still have a strong base of customers. “I think the tastes Kraft and Heinz appeal to are pretty enduring,” he said in a telephone call to the business news channel CNBC. Still, the early plans outlined by Kraft and Heinz executives in a conference call Wednesday focused largely on the savings that would be achieved through the deal, rather than the potential for sales growth in North America. They said they expect to save $1.5 billion through moves such as combining manu facturing and distribution networks. James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Busi ness, said that probably will result in job losses. “Even though it is painful for the people involved, those resources will be freed up for other, potentially more productive, uses,” he said. THE PRODUCTS NEW YORK (AP) — The combination of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group Inc. will bring many of America’s oldest and best-known brands under the same corporate roof. Here’s a look at the history behind some of those products: HEINZ TOMATO KETCHUP The company’s name is synonymous with the ketchup it has been selling since 1876 that actually transformed the concept of ketchup. People now take for granted the fact that ketchup is commonly made from tomatoes, but that wasn’t always the case. The seemingly redundant “Tomato Ketchup” label is a holdover from when it was more common to nd ketchup with ingredients other than tomatoes (some early recipes were based on mushrooms or even seafood), and Heinz needed to point out the difference. JELL-O The base ingredient of this well-known product has been part of dessert dishes as far back as the late Middle Ages, but it was a cough syrup maker in 1897 who made it into what we know today. Pearle Bixby Wait started mixing powdered gelatin with fruit avors and sugar. The result was sold to the Genesee Pure Food Company in 1899, and within a few years, advertisements in The Ladies Home Journal and the distribution of Jell-O cookbooks as a marketing tactic set the product on its way. The gelatinous dessert has an entire museum devoted to it in Leroy, N.Y., where it was created. PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE The famous cracker and bagel spread was created in 1872 — not in its namesake city, but about 140 miles north, in Chester, N.Y. The “Philadelphia” part of the name was a marketing move around 1880 to tie the product with the city known at the time for quality cream cheese. KOOL-AID The powdered fruit drink was born of an experiment by Edwin Perkins in 1927, when he was looking for ways to reduce shipping costs for a liquid concentrate fruit drink. The mascot for the brand, a liquid-lled, smiley faced pitcher with arms and legs, started to give the product legs of its own in the 1950s. His catchphrase of “Oh Yeah!” is now embedded in American pop culture. OSCAR MAYER The story of Oscar Mayer starts in 1883 in Chicago, at the time the nation’s epicenter of meat packaging and processing, with Oscar F. Mayer’s butcher shop. The company stepped into hot dog marketing history in 1936 with the launch of the Wienermobile, a car shaped like a hot dog. TASTE TEST Well-known brands will become part of third-largest food company “ I think the tastes Kraft and Heinz appeal to are pretty enduring.” — Warren Buffett helped engineer merger


Page A6 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 Viewpoints Ambulance advice A ll of us, from time to time, shift our opinions. We get new information, we grow more or less zealous about certain things as we age, or experience teaches us something that changes our worldview. It’s only natural. However, we find the changes of opinion about Bay County’s ambulance service from some of our county commissioners to be dramatic and worthy of exploration. In 2013, the commission chose to take over the ambulance service from Bay Medical, a public hospital that was allowed by the very same commission to become a private hospital. The commissioners noted that ambulance drivers favored Bay over its competitor Gulf Coast Medical Center. Bay denied this, but the commissioners remained concerned. Rather than explore the possibility of a neutral third entity to run the service, the commissioners, staff members and an outside consulting agency — Fitch & Associates — examined a government takeover. When they presented it to the public, the commission seemed confident in their staff’s ability to ensure the service would at least break even. “I’m encouraged by the financial overview study we had commissioned,” Commissioner Guy Tunnell told The News Herald in September 2012. “The numbers I’ve seen look very promising. We might actually make a little money.” Bay County’s clerk of court, Bill Kinsaul, tried valiantly to prevent the train from leaving the station by pointing out that every other government-run ambulance service in Florida that he contacted lost money and had to be subsidized by the taxpayers. “I respect Mr. Kinsaul and what he’s got to say, but he’s the clerk of the court; he’s not the expert when it comes to EMS services or operations. I think we’ve talked to some folks where that’s their profession,” Tunnell said in May 2013. Unfortunately, at least so far, the ambulance service is losing money, and Kinsaul predicts it will never break even. We hope he is wrong, but his track record on this issue is better than the “experts” both inside and outside the county. And it is here where we discovered a shift in public statements from most of the commission — the exception is George Gainer — about the ambulance service. Now, Tunnell, Commissioner Mike Nelson, Commissioner Mike Thomas and Commissioner Bill Dozier say they are concerned that a private company won’t run the service as well as the government. “To me, it is a public safety issue,” Tunnell told The News Herald’s John Henderson. “I don’t want to compromise public safety in the interest of saving a few dollars. That’s not to say we shouldn’t run (the ambulance service) efficiently. I think we’re doing that. But I don’t want to see us get to the point where we are more worried about bottom line than saving lives.” And who could possibly argue that money is more important than saving lives? We certainly won’t. We will point out, however, that we don’t recall anyone arguing this particular position until the service started running in the red. What we do recall commissioners suggesting was that on the very remote chance the service did not break even, they could always find a highquality private contractor to take it over. Don’t misunderstand; we are not as extreme on this issue as those who claim they would like to see an end to all government services. There is certainly a need and a time and place for taxpayer-funded entities to provide services to the public, especially vital services that can’t or shouldn’t be reproduced in the private sector. We’ve taken to this space to argue on more than one occasion that this same county commission should find a way to fund lifeguards in more places on Panama City Beach because they will save lives. However, it seems clear the facts on the ground did not fit the story the commission shared with the public. And now that the facts have changed, some of our commissioners wish to change their story. Perhaps county staff members will turn things around and the service really will break even. Or, a private entity can be found that will provide a high-quality service at little or no cost to the taxpayer. Or neither of those things will be true and the taxpayers will be on the hook for an important public service that loses money each year. Whatever happens, as we move forward, we hope the commission listens to Kinsaul’s next recommendation. Sometimes, we all need to heed the advice we don’t want to hear.RICK MC K EE | The Augusta Chronicle T he Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That’s a popular misconception. The ideal way to organize human conduct is to create a system that maximizes personal liberty for all. Liberty and democracy are not synonymous and most often are opposites. In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison explained, “Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.” Democracy and majority rule confer an aura of legitimacy and respectability on acts that otherwise would be deemed tyrannical. Let’s look at majority rule as a decision-making tool and ask ourselves how many of our life choices we would like settled by majority rule. Would you want the kind of car you own to be decided through a democratic process, or would you prefer purchasing any car you please? Ask that same question about decisions such as where you shall live, what clothes you purchase, what food you eat, what entertainment you enjoy and what wines you drink. I’m sure if anyone suggested that these choices be subject to a democratic process, we would deem it tyranny. Our founders saw democracy as a variant of tyranny. At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Edmund Randolph said, “in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.” John Adams said, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” Alexander Hamilton said, “We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real Liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of dictatorship.” By the way, the word “democracy” appears in none of our founding documents. The founders of our nation recognized that we need government, but because the essence of government is force, and force is evil, government should be as small as possible. The founders intended for us to have a limited republican form of government where human rights precede government and there is rule of law. Citizens, as well as government officials, are accountable to the same laws. Government intervenes in civil society only to protect its citizens against force and fraud but does not intervene in the cases of peaceable, voluntary exchange. By contrast, in a democracy, the majority rules either directly or through its elected representatives. The law is whatever the government deems it to be. Rights may be granted or taken away. Alert to the dangers of majority rule, the Constitution’s framers inserted several antimajority rules. To amend the Constitution requires a twothirds vote of both houses, or two-thirds of state legislatures to propose an amendment, and it requires three-fourths of state legislatures for ratification. Election of the president is not done by a majority popular vote, but by the Electoral College. Part of the reason for having two houses of Congress is that it places an obstacle to majority rule. Fifty-one senators can block the wishes of 435 representatives and 49 senators. The Constitution gives the president a veto to thwart the power of 535 members of Congress. It takes two-thirds of both houses of Congress to override the president’s veto. If you don’t have time to examine our founding documents, just ask yourself, does our pledge of allegiance to the flag read to the democracy, or to the republic, for which it stands? Or, did Julia Ward Howe make a mistake in titling her Civil War song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”? Should it have been “The Battle Hymn of the Democracy”? What’s gone wrong with democracy? Our V IEW L E TT E RS POL IC Y: 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 E ditor, P.O. Box 1940, Panama C ity, FL 32402; or email to 49 FORUM T he recent News Herald article regarding the Spring Break problems was spot on. I wrote letters last year to the Panama City Beach mayor and county commissioners on the same subject. We have property on the beach that we cannot stay in for the entire Spring Break period — it is that bad. I agree with Sheriff (Frank) McKeithen that we are one beer bottle or one fight away from a riot that we will have no control over. A lot of innocent kids could be injured. Stop the madness, and let’s get some elected officials who will make the necessary changes rather than sticking their heads in the sand and hoping everything will turn out OK. It won’t. R O N S AM UE L I A N Lynn Haven Spring Break info needed Friday’s News Herald article (“EMS grapples with more Spring Break calls,” March 20) on the frenetic pace set by the paramedic crews as they attempt to cope with Spring Break was certainly an eyeopener. Those of us, even beach residents, who aren’t “up close and personal” with the daily struggle to establish order among the chaos can take heart that we have such dedicated employees working on our behalf. No one would deny the stress and strenuous work load undertaken by Ms. (Joslyn) Connor, Mr. (Eddie) Kemp, et al. The proportion of spring breakers who “don’t seem to respect police, fire, or EMS” certainly makes those jobs ever more frustrating. But the raw numbers of service calls that were quoted, and even the statistics quoted by Mr. (Mark) Bowen, simply provide no basis for comparison. For the four-year period 2011-2014, how many total calls for ambulance service were handled by the 911 system? And what were the average number of daily calls for January and February of those years, when the Snowbird season is at its peak? I’d also like to know how many calls typically come in during the peak summertime tourism months of June and July, and compare those numbers to the relatively quiet months of October and November. Another method of measuring the stress to the ambulance system would be employee hours worked, both regular and overtime. Also, a breakdown of services provided by ZIP code could help quantify just how overwhelming the beach can be. If Fountain is more or less consistent month to month, but Callaway less so, what conclusion could we draw from this? Let’s see the numbers for the periods of time I mention above, and all the people of Bay County can better decide just how out of line Spring Break is or is not, and whether the benefits to the county’s economy outweigh the costs. AND Y P R E STO N Panama City Beach Real estate value I’m the owner of three condos in Panama City Beach for the last 20 years. Spring Break (which once brought national attention) now brings nothing but lost real estate values for all who live or invest here. We have consistently had the lowest resale values in the market from Pensacola to our beach. Our beach is as nice. Our shopping venues and restaurants are excellent. Then why? Because the areas east of us don’t put up with the spring breakers and advocate for them. They don’t want the bikers either. Their property values continue to rise because investors buy, own and move to those areas instead of ours because of our decision to let spring breakers tear this area up and give Panama City Beach a bad name around the country (I’m from Ohio). If we want to grow our beautiful Panama City Beach, with tourists who spend real money on products and property, then Spring Break as we know it has to be eliminated. So it’s short-term Spring Break revenue vs. long-term higher revenue and growth for Panama City Beach. These are the simple facts. E D F ARR IS Youngstown, Ohio PCB’s Spring Break problems have returned Tim Thompson, Publisher Mike Cazalas, Editor S. Brady Calhoun, Editorial Page Editor 747-5075 | @sbradycalhoun NEWS HERALD Should The Life Center lose its tax exempt status?Y E S: 85% NO: 15% OUR NEW QUESTION: Should Bay County privatize ambulance services? To respond, visit Walter Williams Syndicated columnist


“We have to continue to work to provide adequate infrastructure to meet those growth needs,” Roberts said. “Bay County has fared very well as far as funding for roads and highways, but it’s something we have to continue to monitor to meet those future needs.” Teresa Dyer, president of the Bay County Association of Realtors (BCAR), said the statistics make sense when paired with the happenings of the local real estate market. “We have seen a good increase of people moving here, and we’ll probably see even more when school gets out this summer,” said Dyer, who cited growth in areas like Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven and Callaway. According to data from BCAR’s Multiple Listing Service, the number of closed sales for single-family homes was up 14 percent last year, with a total of 2,556. The figure has been on the uptick in Bay County since 2010. “As far as some neighborhoods, it came to a halt when the economy changed, but now it’s starting back up,” Dyer said. “So far, this year has been really good.” Although there were more deaths than births in Florida over the last year, migration to the Sunshine State was heavy enough for the population to increase to almost 20 million to surpass New York as the third most populous state in the country. “Florida’s ascension, revealed when the 2014 state population estimates were released last December, was a significant demographic milestone for our country,” Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson said in a news release. “These county and metro area estimates provide a more detailed picture of how this happened, showing growth in areas such as central and southern Florida.” By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn PANAMA CITY BEACH — The City Council is scheduled to vote today on an agreement with the St. Joe Co. to pave the way for a Loop Road project. In the agreement, St. Joe would give the land for the two-lane road and the city would agree to build it. The Loop Road would curve for about 1.5 miles northwest from the end of North Pier Park Drive to State 79. North Pier Park Drive extends from Back Beach Road and dead ends just north of Palmetto Trace’s western entrance. When completed, the road extension would allow drivers leaving Pier Park to drive to State 79 without traveling the congested segment of Back Beach Road. A portion of the new road would be built over the dirt Power Line Road, and paving that road could prod the state to move ahead with an expansion of a longer segment of a road — informally called “Back Back Beach Road” — that the Florida Department of Transportation supports. It is expected to be a future alternate east-west corridor to Back Beach Road. Mayor Gayle Oberst said she is excited about the project moving forward. “Even before I was elected, people talked about the ‘Back Back Beach Road,’ ” she said. Also today, the council is scheduled to vote on a final reading of an ordinance that would ban dune walkovers. The City Council in December gave preliminary approval of an ordinance that would ban the construction of walkovers behind homes along Beach Boulevard after members listened to neighbors complain about how they blocked their views of the Gulf. The vote on first reading was 3-2. Councilmen Keith Curry and John Reichard dissented because they said they believed the ban would infringe on property owners’ rights. Since the first vote, the Planning Commission voted to recommended against approval of the ordinance. Today’s meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Panama City Beach City Hall Annex’s George C. Cowgill Building at 104 S. Arnold Road. Sen. Lindsey Graham has said that he received information that one of the five has been in touch with members of the Haqqani network. On the flip side, Afghanistan’s peace council in 2011 requested the release of one of the five, Khairullah Khairkhwa, from Guantanamo because it thought he might be able to help foster reconciliation talks with the Taliban. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Armed Services Committee, was asked Wednesday whether the charges raised doubts about the initial trade of Bergdahl for the Taliban members. “I would think that it would raise doubts in the mind of the average American if those doubts weren’t raised already,” Wicker said. Daniel Conway, a military defense lawyer and the author of a forthcoming book on military crimes, said he would not expect the Army to seek much prison time for Bergdahl because of his time as a Taliban captive. However, military brass needed to prosecute the case because a conviction would mean Bergdahl cannot collect special compensation as a prisoner of war, Conway said. “He did spend X number of years as a prisoner of the Taliban — that certainly mitigates the need for him to be locked up. But as a political matter, I don’t think we can stomach the possibility that he deserted his post and could receive $300,000 in back pay for it.” Misbehavior before the enemy is a rarely brought charge, typically reserved for shameful or cowardly conduct, Conway said. The desertion charge does not require that prosecutors prove Bergdahl had no intention of returning to his unit, a key element for more serious desertion charges. However, it could be a tough case to make, said former Army lawyer Greg Rinckey. “It’s tough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, especially if you have someone that’s been gone for five years and potentially may have some mental health issues at the time that the defense is going to bring up,” Rinckey said. Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl investigated the Bergdahl case and spent months interviewing unit members and commanders, and meeting with Bergdahl and his attorney, Eugene Fidell, a military justice expert who also is a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School. The case was referred to Gen. Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg. He reviewed the case for months and had a broad range of legal options. Some within the military have suggested Bergdahl’s long capture was punishment enough, but others, including members of his former unit, have called for serious punishment, saying other service members risked their lives — and several died — searching for him. PCB from Page A1 is running a series this week spotlighting the rowdy side of the annual March tradition. Following a similar series last year, the council adopted 17 measures to try and tone down this year’s Spring Break. They are not working, Strange said. Strange, who was recently interviewed for the Fox News report, said she would like to bring up Spring Break at the meeting, but would have to make a motion to add it to the agenda and get unanimous approval from the council. “I think someone would vote ‘no’ to put it on the agenda,” she said. Strange was the only council member who supported adopting all of Sheriff Frank McKeithen’s recommendations for toning down this year’s Spring Break, including banning drinking on the beach, for 30 days during March. Other council members felt that would spell the end of Spring Break, which they said is an economic boost to Bay County. “I hate to think I’m going to be the one to say, ‘I told you so,’ ” Strange said. “But if we had done all (of McKeithen’s) recommendations, then we might not be in the situation we are in.” Strange said banning drinking on the beach for the 30 days of Spring Break might or might not be the answer, but “we don’t know until we try it.” Strange, who said she is not a teetotaler and pointed out that she went to Spring Break on Panama City Beach when she was younger, said it has gotten out of hand. “I just want this resolved,” Strange said. “I don’t care how it is done. I don’t want this beach to be a laughing stock of the United States. I want this to be a destination. I want people to come here and feel safe, to send kids to a safe destination, to come down with families and spend money. Spending money doesn’t equate to drinking to excess where you have to go to the emergency room.” GROWING QUICKLY from Page A1 PCB to take action on Loop Road today Gatehouse Media * Estimates ** Gulf County was not part of the Panama City metropolitan area in 2010 Source: U.S. Census Bureau P ANAMA CIT Y METRO BY THE NUMBERS Bay County Gulf County Total metro** 2010 2013* 2014* 168,852 15,863 —— 174,966 15,805 190,771 178,985 15,944 194,929 FROM THE FRONT Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page A7 “ He did spend X number of years as a prisoner of the Taliban — that certainly mitigates the need for him to be locked up. But as a political matter, I don’t think we can stomach the possibility that he deserted his post and could receive $300,000 in back pay for it.” — Daniel Conway a military defense lawyer BERGD AHL from Page A1


Page A8 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 NATIO N & WORLD Co mmun it yBa nk .ne t U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit WASHINGTON (AP) — At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior U.S. official said. The airstrikes were “ongoing,” the official said without providing details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the attacks had not been officially announced. An Associated Press correspondent in Tikrit reported hearing warplanes overhead late Wednesday, followed by multiple explosions. Iraq began the Tikrit ground offensive in early March without requesting U.S. air support, even as it welcomed help from Iran. In an address to the nation Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi predicted success in Tikrit but did not say the U.S. was providing airstrikes. “We have started the final phase of the operation in Tikrit,” he said. “You will liberate your ground, not anyone but you,” he said, in a speech to the Iraqi people. Al-Abadi praised all the groups involved in the battle against the Islamic State group, including the so-called Popular Mobilization Forces, which the U.S. calls Iranian-backed militias, the Sunni tribes and coalition forces. But he fell short of confirming the coalition is playing a direct role in Tikrit. U.S. airstrikes in Tikrit raise highly sensitive questions about participating in an Iraqi campaign that has been spearheaded by Iraqi Shiite militias trained and equipped by Iran, an avowed U.S. adversary. Iran has provided artillery and other weaponry for the Tikrit battle, and senior Iranian advisers have helped Iraq coordinate the offensive. Recently, the offensive has lost momentum. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Iraqi forces have encircled Tikrit but not made significant inroads into the heavily defended city limits. “They are stalled,” he said. The U.S. has hundreds of military advisers in Iraq helping its security forces plan operations against the Islamic State, which occupies large chunks of northern and western Iraq. Yemeni leader flees country by sea amid rebel advance SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled the country by sea Wednesday on a boat from Aden, as Shiite rebels and their allies advanced on the southern port city where he had taken refuge, captured his defense minister and seized the city’s airport. Hadi’s departure marks a dramatic turn in Yemen’s turmoil and means a decisive collapse of what was left of his rule, which the United States and Gulf allies had hoped could stabilize the chronically chaotic nation and fight al-Qaida’s branch here after the 2011 ouster of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. During the past year, the Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who are believed to be supported by Iran, have battled their way out of their northern strongholds, overwhelmed the capital, Sanaa, seized province after province in the north and worked their way south. Their advance has been boosted by units of the military and security forces that remained loyal to Saleh, who allied with the rebels. With Hadi gone, there remains resistance to the Houthis scattered around the country, whether from Sunni tribesmen, local militias, pro-Hadi military units or al-Qaida fighters. Hadi and his aides left Aden after 3:30 p.m. on two boats, security and port officials said. The officials would not specify his destination. But Hadi is scheduled to attend an Arab summit in Egypt this weekend, where Arab allies are scheduled to discuss formation of a joint Arab force that could pave the way for military intervention against Houthis. His flight came after Houthis and Saleh loyalists advanced against Hadi’s allies on multiple fronts. Military officials said militias and military units loyal to Hadi had “fragmented,” speeding the rebel advance. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters Earlier in the day, the rebels seized a key air base where U.S. troops and Europeans had advised the country in its fight against al-Qaida militants. The base is only 35 miles from Aden. In the province of Lahj, adjoining Aden, the rebels captured Hadi’s defense minister, Maj. Gen. Mahmoud al-Subaihi, and his top aide on Wednesday and subsequently transferred them to the capital, Sanaa. Yemen’s state TV, controlled by the Houthis, announced a bounty of almost $100,000 for Hadi’s capture. Hadi then fled his presidential palace, and soon after warplanes targeted presidential forces guarding it. No casualties were reported. By midday, Aden’s airport fell into hands of Saleh’s forces after intense clashes with pro-Hadi militias. Aden was tense Wednesday, with schools, government offices, shops and restaurants largely closed. Inside the few remaining opened cafes, men watched the news on television. With the fall of the city appearing imminent, looters went through two abandoned army camps, one in Aden and the other nearby, taking weapons and ammunition. WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Americans were presumed dead in the plane crash in the southern French Alps, including a U.S. government contractor and her daughter, the State Department said Wednesday. Identified victims were Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Va., an employee for 23 years at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Washington, and her daughter, Emily Selke, a recent graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia. The U.S. government did not identify the third American it said was on the plane. Yvonne Selke performed work under contract with the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s satellite mapping office, Booz Allen and the Defense Department confirmed. “Every death is a tragedy, but seldom does a death affect us all so directly and unexpectedly,” NGA Director Robert Cardillo said. “All of us offer our deepest condolences and will keep her family and her colleagues in our thoughts.” Booz Allen’s chief personnel officer, Betty Thompson, described Selke as “a wonderful co-worker and a dedicated employee who spent her career with the firm.” Friends and co-workers of Selke’s circulated a photograph of her showing a smiling, middle-aged woman with brown hair and eyeglasses, and a photo of Emily showing a blond young woman with dark eyes and a bright smile. They described Selke as a diligent and generous worker who regularly brought cookies to co-workers. A person who answered the phone at Selke’s home said the family was not providing any information. YEMENI PRESIDENT ABED RABBO MANSOUR HADI Officials say 3 Americans killed in plane crash in French Alps


Readers sound off Squall Line appears daily. Call 850-522-5133, or go to and click on the “Squall Live” icon. S quall L ine Section B Local & State panamacitynewsherald Twitter: @The_News_Herald PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD THURSDAY March 26, 2015 Bay County below average in health By COLLIN BREAUX 747-5081 | @PCNHCollinB PANAMA CITY — Bay County is ranked slightly less healthy than the state average in several areas of well-being, but has improved during the past few years, according to a report by the Robert Wood John son Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. In the sixth annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday, Bay County was ranked 42nd out of 67 Florida counties on overall health factors. Bay County was ranked 38th in 2014 and 32nd in 2013. The county in 2015 ranked higher than the state average on rates of adult smoking, adult obesity and child poverty. “There are many opportunities for improvement, and the rankings help the community understand what factors may have influenced positive health changes in Bay County and will motivate the com munity to work as a team to shape the future health of Bay County,” the county Health Department said in a statement. Compared to the state aver age, Bay had a much higher rate of Above, Shores of Acheron performs at the A&M Theatre on Tuesday. Bands competed in the Headbang for the Highway Battle of the Bands. Right, Motion Theatre performs. HEADBANGER’S BALL By BEN KLEINE 522-5114 | @BenKleinepcnh CALLAWAY — Mediation between Callaway and Bay County officials over the trou bled Cherry Street lift station will resume soon, city officials say. At Tuesday night’s City Com mission meeting, the Callaway mediation team said the next negotiation session is tentatively scheduled for April 23. They last met in October at Bay County’s office. Callaway and the county have been at odds for many months over the lift station. Previously, the county said Callaway was responsible for about $300,000 worth of repairs and engineering costs needed because of hydro gen sulfide gas. Total repairs needed are estimated at up to $469,000. Callaway officials countered that Bay was the designated operator of the station and thus is responsible, as dictated by the Advanced Wastewater Treat ment (AWT) agreement among the county, Callaway, Springfield and Parker. The city is due an AWT refi nancing refund of about $300,000, Photos by PATTI BLAKE | The News Herald Military activity helps airport numbers By JOHN HENDERSON 522-5108 | @PCNHjohn WEST BAY — A spike in the number of military aviation opera tions kept overall activity at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport from taking a dive in February. Airport Executive Director Parker McClellan informed the Airport Authority on Wednesay that there were 3,665 aircraft operations — meaning any time an aircraft uses a runway — in February 2015, compared to 3,703 operations in 2014, only a 1.03 percent decline. Included in this number are air lines operations, which were down 2.86 percent, and general aviation operations, which had decreased 18.63 percent. But military opera tions increased 58.75 percent. “If you’ve been out here, you’ve noticed we’ve had Navy P-8s, which are 737s, doing touch-and-goes,” McClellan said. “We’ve had the Georgia (National) Guard with their 757s doing touch-and-goes, T-38s doing missed approaches, F-35s, F-2s, F-4s. We have become a very military-friendly facility, and we encourage them to come here” Passenger numbers were positive at the airport for the first two months of the year. Total passengers flying in or out of the airport for the first two months of 2015 were 83,306, compared to 78,394 for the first two months of last year, a 6.3 percent increase. There were 20,965 passengers who boarded aircraft in Febru ary, an increase from 19,400 the same month last year. Year to date through February, there was just over 6 percent in passenger boardings. In February, there was a ANDREW WARDLOW | News Herald le photo Read the complete report at ON THE WEB Bay County ranked 42nd out of 67 counties in the annual State Health Rankings 32. Walton 39. Jackson 42. Bay 47. Holmes 48. Gulf 54. Franklin 57. Calhoun 59. Washington Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute AREA R ANKINGS SEE C OUNTY HEALTH | B2 News Herald le photo Mediation between Callaway and Bay County officials over the troubled Cherry Street lift station will resume in April. Callaway, Bay to meet for lift station mediation SEE CALLAWAY | B2 Never decry the homeless, because one day that could well be you. You never say never in this life. Things can change on a dime. Where will you celebrate Easter? Thanks NH for the info on the services and play. Going to miss the Squall as I head north. Thanks for my morning entertainment. GCSC offers lifeguard training classes. Why? We don’t have any on the beach. Ditto all comments about fourth-grade art exhibit. It is nice to see support for local artists of all ages. Glad Panama City is going to allow restaurant owners to choose if they would like to allow dogs on outside areas. It should be up to them. Sorry squaller, the Hathaway Bridge is either county or state responsibility. Get the prisoners out there to work for their keep! Please, no more squalls about the spring breakers! There are better things to squall about. Double room prices during Spring Break and arrest anyone sleeping in a car. Speak for yourself. I don’t want to see Spring Break gone and I don’t think any of the merchants on the beach want to see them gone. “We need recycling in Bay County.” Several places buy aluminum cans and scrap metal! The wife says I’m eating too many oysters. What does she mean by that? Think of how many homeless we could help if we were not caring for 100,000 inmates in our Florida prison system. What is proper length of time to boil Panama City crawfish? Life is a circus! SEE AIRP OR T | B2


Page B2 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 WEATHER ZO O WO RL D Ea st er Ce le br at io n Ap ri l 4 & 5 PA NAMA CI TY BE AC H, FL OR ID A zo owo rld pc b. ne t 850 -2 30 -4 83 9 ZO O WO RL D 5.39 percent increase in pas sengers getting off aircraft. Year to date through February, there was a 6.49 percent increase in those numbers. The latest passenger numbers are positive, McClellan said after the meeting. “It is very encouraging to see that there has been growth (in airline passen ger traffic) in Florida and the United States,” McClel lan said. “Florida has seen a large number of air travel ers. We’ve seen growth as a result of the overall Florida experience.” AIRPORT from Page B1 drinking water violations, with 31 percent of the county’s population potentially exposed to water exceeding a violation limit. Statewide, 6 percent of the population is exposed to such water. Bay County’s rate was 10 percent in 2013 and 2014. Rates of excessive alcohol consumption also were higher than the state average, according to the study. Binge/heavy drinking among adults was reported at 21 percent, with the overall rate in Florida reported at 16 percent. The county rate increased from 2013’s 18 percent. It was 21 percent in 2014. Drunken driving deaths in Bay County also were higher than the state average. The county had a 38 percent rate of driving deaths involving alcohol, with a 29 percent rate across the state. The county rate in 2014 was 41 percent. The number of teens who gave birth also was higher than the state average. For girls between the ages of 15 and 19, there were 54 births per 1,000 people in Bay County. The state average was 36 births. Bay rate was about the same as the previous two years: 55 births in 2014 and 56 in 2013. Bay County fared better in other areas. It ranked lower than the state average for the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia. The county had 378 new cases per 100,000 people in 2015, compared to the state rate of 402 cases. Bay had 385 cases in 2014 and 433 cases in 2013. In health insurance rates, Bay recorded 20 percent of those under the age of 65 without health insurance, compared to the state average of 24 percent. The county’s uninsured rate was 21 per cent in 2014 and 22 percent in 2013. Bay ranked 39th in clinical care, 21st in social/economic factors and 64th in physi cal environment. Bay County had a lower unemployment rate than the state average and ranked higher in the level of social associations. In Florida, the healthiest county in 2015 was St. Johns. The least healthy was Union County. The results were discussed during a webinar Wednesday led by the Florida Institute Health Innovation. COUNTY HEALTH from Page B1 which the county is holding until an agreement is reached. The two sides have discussed using all or part of that refund for the repair costs. City Attorney Kevin Obos said there is just one point where the two sides have not agreed, although he would not clarify what that was for confidentiality reasons. “We got to the point where just about everything was agreed to,” Obos said. Mayor Thomas Abbott also was interested to see how new County Manager Bob Majka might influence the proceedings. Former County Manager Ed Smith was on the county’s mediation team when the two sides previously met. “We’ll have a fresh set of people,” Callaway Commis sioner Melba Covey said. Callaway’s mediation team is made up of Covey, Obos and City Manager Michael Fuller. In other business Tuesday, the commission: Approved standard operating procedures for code enforcement. The procedures manual, as the commission described it, includes priorities for code enforcement action and an investigation guideline. The commission will have a workshop to suggest addi tions to the manual and code of ordinances at 6 p.m. April 14. Approved a request for qualifications for four plan ning service providers. The city would have a contract if advanced planning services are needed, but any budget amendments to pay the firms would have to be approved by the commission. Approved a community center fee of $20 per day for Callaway residents and $30 per day for non-residents. Approved a recreational league fee of $5 for each sport for non-residents. CALLAWAY from Page B1 Stepmom charged in death of 3-year-old boy HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Police charged the stepmother of a 3-year-old boy with aggravated manslaughter Wednesday and accused her of hiding the boy’s badly bruised, lifeless body in a box in the laun dry room before reporting him missing. Ahizya Osceola’s death came after years of horrific abuse, according to police and detailed child welfare reports. “In his little short life he sustained a significant amount of injuries,” said Hol lywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez, who withheld some details he said were too graphic. “His body from top to bottom was bruised,” and his pancreas and liver were significantly damaged,” Fernandez said. Police said the dark-haired boy with wide brown eyes ultimately died from blunt force trauma. His stepmother, Analiz Osceola, was also charged with child neglect and lying to law enforcement during an investiga tion. The boy’s father, Nelson Osceola, was charged with child neglect. Police said the couple showed no emotion when they were arrested. Her arrest came shortly after she was released from a psychiatric ward, which she had checked herself into after the boy’s death. Ahizya’s siblings were also removed from their parent’s care. It’s unclear whether the couple has retained attorneys. At the time of the police news conference, they were being transported to jail. Authorities said Analiz Osceola pretended the boy was missing last week, prompting a massive aerial and door-to-door search by law enforce ment that ultimately led them back to the family’s South Florida home. In an effort to mislead investigators, she said the back door was open, money was missing from her wallet and thou sands had been taken from another part of the home, Fernandez said. Police found the boy’s body in a gar bage bag under bags of clothes inside a box. Authorities gave few details of why they filed a manslaughter charge and said they believe the boy was dead when put into the box. “She knew that the child was injured. The child did have injuries where they should have sought medical attention and they did not,” Fernandez said. 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LOCA L & STATE Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B3 Jeanette M. Bautista 1944 – 2015 Jeanette M. Bautista, 70, of Panama City, Fla., died Sunday, March 22, 2015. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, at Heritage Funeral. To extend condolences, visit Lucia Evelyn Branum Mrs. Lucia Evelyn Branum, 86, of Panama City, Fla., passed away March 24, 2015, of natural causes at Covenant Hospice, Bay Medical Center, Panama City. She was born on June 8, 1928, in Clarke County, Ala.,to the late William Douglas Boyles and Clara Cornelia Brown Boyles. Her childhood years were lived in the Stave Creek community of Clarke County and she attended school in Jackson. Lucia was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed making clothes for her children, grandchildren and many foster care children. Her strong faith in Jesus as Savior has left a wonderful legacy for family and friends. On June 26, 1943, Lucia married the love of her life, Clyde Branum. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage having lived in Mobile, Ala., and Panama City. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Lucia is survived by two sons, Gerald (Madaline) Branum, and Kenneth Branum; three grandchildren, Melissa Branum, Brittany (Kenny) Ray, and James Branum; three great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Kamden and Kaya Ray; her sister Alice Burch of Mobile; her daughter-inlaw Delena Branum and numerous nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her spouse Clyde Branum; her son Wendell Branum; her brother Thomas Boyles and her sister Martha Hunn, both of Mobile. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2015, in the Southerland FamilyFuneral Home Chapel with Rev. John Broome and Rev. Gerald Branum officiating. Visitation will be at noon Friday. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at www. Southerland Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532 Thomas James McAuley Jr. Thomas James McAuley Jr., 55, a lifelong resident of Panama City, Fla., passed away at his home on March 22, 2015. Tom worked as CFO for Coastal Marina Management in Panama City Beach, Fla. He is survived by his mother Martha McAuley, his son Austin McAuley, his two sisters Elizabeth McAuley and Mary Gaffney, his childhood friend Rob Middlemas and countless other friends and loved ones. He loved the beach, his family and friends and always had a smile on his face. He touched the lives of so many people and will be missed infinitely. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Southerland Family Funeral Home Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at www. Southerland Family Funeral Homes 100 E. 19th St. Panama City, Fla. 32405 850-785-8532 Donna Marie Kline Donna Marie Kline, 55, of Youngstown, Fla., died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Share your memories of a special friend or loved one. Add music, text, your own voice and photos to create a Moving Tribute. Contact 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 or delivered to The News Herald, 501 W. 11th St., Panama City. Online guest books View today’s obituaries and sign the online guest books of your loved ones at DEATHS & FUNERALS BA CK BEA CH ROAD CRASH A N D R E W W A R DL OW | The News Herald Firefighters check a man for injuries after a motorcycle accident on Back Beach Road in Panama City Beach on Wednesday. Meanwhile, in D aytona ... Spring breakers find a quiet alternative to Panama City Beach B y L ACE Y M C L A UG HL IN Dayton Beach News-Journal DA Y T ON A BEACH — When Trey Anderson and his fraternity brothers booked a trip to Daytona Beach for Spring Break, they weren’t looking for crowded bars or packed beaches. The 22-year-old Ohio State Uni versity student and about 10 of his friends wanted to get away from the party-heavy crowds of Panama City Beach, where they spent their break last year. These students might have found quieter beaches and sunnier skies, but they also found the kind of heavy enforcement of rules meant to crack down on Daytona’s party-centric Spring Break era more than two decades ago. As they took in the views along the beach last week, one of them received a $50 fine from a Volusia County Beach Patrol officer for drinking alcohol on the beach, something they didn’t encounter last year because drinking is legal on the sands of Panama City Beach. “There are a lot of big crowds in Panama City and the weather isn’t as nice,” Anderson said. “But it would be better if we could drink on the beach here.” While Anderson and his friends weren’t even born when MTV was helping to promote Daytona as a heavy-partying Spring Break hot spot, local tourism officials have spent years attempting to sever ties with that image. They promote Spring Break in Daytona as more of a family event now, and the students who do come likely will be fined for drinking on the beach or find that their hotel balcony doors have been bolted shut to pre vent anyone from falling off. Capt. Tammy Marris of Volusia County Beach Safety said March has been mostly calm, with the majority of problems stemming from alcohol and noise violations. Friday was a busy day with officers dealing with a large crowd of spring breakers from Orange County, she said. Beach Safety had made 60 alcohol arrests so far for the month of March, she said. Last week, several hundred stu dents from Ohio and Michigan flocked to Daytona with many of them spend ing their week at the Plaza Ocean Club or the Mayan Inn. The warm weather and cloudless skies brought out eager beachgoers at the beginning of the week, though by Friday the crowds had thinned out as a cool thick fog moved down the coast. “This is Spring Break without all the chaos,” Edwards said. “Daytona is less expensive and warmer than other destinations, so that’s bringing a lot of students this year. We feel like our marketing efforts have paid off.” The Welcome Center advertises to several northern colleges, and Day tona’s recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report as a top “cheap Spring Break destination” drew more atten tion to the city for visitors, Edwards said. He predicted that this week will be slower as fewer colleges are on break, but more teenagers and families will be at the beach as public schools in Volusia and Flagler coun ties are off for the week. But the estimated 15,000 Spring Breakers who are expected to ven ture to Daytona Beach this year are a drop in the bucket compared with the families and bikers that come to the area in the spring, said Mid-Florida Marketing and Research President Evelyn Fine. “During the early 2000s there was a big change in who was coming here for Spring Break, and now we see more families,” Fine said. Don Bosworth, director of sales and marketing for Plaza Ocean Hotel, said bookings at his hotel for March include a healthy mix of bikers, families and spring breakers. A large number of bookings for next weekend include families from Volusia and neighboring counties who are looking for a Spring Break getaway. “We really want to be a familyfriendly resort and go back to our roots,” he said. “We don’t have MTV or crazy parties. We want families to feel safe and secure that they won’t be exposed to that.” N IG EL COO K | News-Journal Daytona Beach spring breakers make the most of a foggy beach day Friday with a game of beach ball. The News Herald takes a look at the impact of new ordinances designed to tone down Panama City Beach Spring Break. C OMING SUNDAY Health care at center of budget standoff The N ews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The House and Senate budget-writing committees approved spending plans Wednesday sepa rated by more than $4 billion, setting up weeks of negotia tions over a pair of health-care measures that account for most of the differences. The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed its $80.4 billion plan for the budget year that begins July 1 after making some minor revisions. The House Appropriations Committee followed by overwhelmingly approving its $76.2 billion proposal without any changes. Because of the gap in the size of the plans, legislative leaders will likely have to reach some sort of agreement before negotiations on the budget details can begin. The Legislature must pass a compromise product by May 1 to end the annual legislative session on time. There are several differences between the two plans, including disagreements about how much money to direct toward public education —the House would kick in about $6 more per student —and how to spend money ear marked for water and land conservation under a voterapproved constitutional amendment. But the largest contrast is in the health-care area of the budget. The Senate would include $2.8 billion for a plan to use Medicaid expansion money from the federal Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare, to help lowerincome Floridians purchase private insurance. The upper chamber also would use almost $2.2 billion from a potential extension of the Low Income Pool, or LIP, program, which funnels additional money to hospitals and other health providers that serve large numbers of poor and uninsured patients. That program is set to expire June 30 unless the state can reach an agreement with the federal government. Before approving a separate bill (SB 7044) creating the Medicaid expansion alternative, called the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program, sena tors pleaded for the House to begin discussions on the issue. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said the measure was a “goodfaith offer” from Senate leaders. “I would say to our friends in the House, who have their own views about this matter —views that I respect —that ‘no’ is not a health-care policy,” Gaetz said. “ ‘No’ is not a solution for 800,000 people.” The House, which shot down a similar proposal from the Senate two years ago, has shown no signs of budging. Sen ate Appropriations Chairman Tom Lee, R-Brandon, didn’t directly answer when asked what might have changed this year. He instead focused on the potential for hospitals to lose hundreds of millions of dollars if the LIP program expires and the exchange program isn’t approved. “Whether or not the House wants to embrace either of those two proposals remains to be seen, but we’re going to have to have some solution,” Lee said. Lawmakers eye major changes in mental health The N ews Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s trou bled criminal-justice and childprotection systems, the House and Senate are proposing major over hauls of services and funding for treatment programs. The Senate Appropriations Com mittee on Wednesday passed one such proposal (SB 7068), which would change the way mental-health and substance-abuse services are admin istered, coordinate them with pri mary health care and seek to increase Medicaid funding for them. “The bill will lead to more con tinuity and less fragmentation of services,” Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Chairman Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, said in a pre pared statement. “People suffering from mental illness and substance abuse will receive more effective treatment, and the service delivery system will be more accountable to the taxpayers who fund these impor tant efforts.” Two House panels, meanwhile, have launched related proposals. On Tuesday, the House Chil dren, Families and Seniors Subcom mittee approved a measure (PCB CFSS 15-01) similar to the Senate plan. The panel’s chairwoman, Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, said it was part of a coordinated effort with the House Judiciary Committee to boost the roles of mental health and drug courts in judicial proceedings. Harrell’s subcommittee also approved a study intended to better serve people with mental illness or substance-abuse disorders. Mostly, the mental-health propos als drew praise —from those who use the services, their loved ones and professionals in the field. “It’s a start on addressing some of the issues we think are important,” Mark Fontaine, executive director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, said after the House meeting. “Yet it also builds in that study to look deeper into them, to make sure we can get the expertise to guide us and learn what’s happening in other states.”


LOCA L & STATE Page B4 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 Staff and wire reports TALLAHASSEE Bense to be inducted into Hall of Fame Allan Bense will be inducted today into the Florida State University College of Business 2015 Hall of Fame. Bense, who graduated from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1972 and an MBA in 1974, is chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees. He will be among four business leaders recognized for their accomplishments and community contributions at the 13th annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony. Bense is chairman, president and CEO of Bense Enterprises Inc., which partners with companies involved in road building, mechanical and general contracting, health care, insurance, golf course development and farming. A Panama City native, Bense represented the 6th District in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998-2006. He served as speaker of the House from 2004-06. In addition to chairing Florida State’s Board of Trustees, he has served on the Development Board of the university’s Panama City campus and has been an ardent supporter the branch campus. The atrium in the Holley Academic Center was named in his honor. PANAMA CITY Police: Injured man didn’t press charges A man who was injured at the Oasis Lounge on Sunday has told police he does not want to prosecute, according to a police report. Ofcers arrived at the Oasis at 1103 W. 15th St. about 9:50 p.m. to nd 52-year-old Dave MacAdams seated on a bar stool and bleeding profusely from several cuts on his head. When asked what happened, MacAdams told police, “someone beat the (expletive) out of me,” according to PCPD reports. Police were called to a report of 41-year-old bartender Eric Johnson “having to take down a belligerent customer,” police reported. Johnson said MacAdams took a swing at him, and he swung back and hit MacAdams and knocked him into a pool table, police reported. An ofcer tried to get a statement from MacAdams at the hospital. MacAdams said in a statement that “he didn’t know where he was earlier in the night, who hit him, what day it was and then stated he would not help in any way to investigate who may have struck him,” according to a supplement to the report. The ofcer reported that MacAdams said the ofcer was wasting time talking to him, the report said. The ofcer also interviewed Johnson. Photographs of Johnson’s hands were taken, but no swelling or redness could be detected, according to the report. Police have not led charges, but an investigation is ongoing. PANAMA CITY BCSO issues scam alert The Bay County Sheriff’s Ofce has issued an alert about a phone scam in which someone claims to work at the Bay County Sheriff’s Ofce. The scammer calls potential victims and claims to work in the Warrants Division of BCSO. The caller, a man, tells the victim that a warrant is going to be issued for them because they have failed to pay a ne or show up for jury duty. The caller said payment must be made immediately to avoid arrest. The amount is usually between $300 and $500. The victim is told to either buy Green Dot cash cards or pay by wiring money. The Sheriff’s Ofce does not notify people they have a warrant by calling them on the phone, and advises people to verify all requests for payment made by anyone claiming to represent any agency. HUDSON 13-year-old kills brother over food Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said a 13-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, wounded his 16-year-old brother and then fatally turned the gun on himself after an argument over food. The shooting happened about 6 p.m. Wednesday in Hudson, a community in suburban Pasco County about an hour north of downtown Tampa. During a news conference Wednesday evening, Nocco said the teen used a handgun during the shooting in the family’s mobile home. Details such as the victims’ names and how the teen obtained the gun weren’t immediately available. Nocco said the wounded 16-year-old called authorities. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening but the situation is still preliminary and under investigation. TAMPA Man arrested in Dubai returns to U.S. A Florida helicopter mechanic whose Facebook post complaining about his employer in the United Arab Emirates got him arrested has returned home to the United States. Ryan Pate got off a plane Tuesday and hugged his ancee and mother at the Tampa International Airport. Pate, of Belleair Bluffs, was arrested last month in Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich Emirati capital, over allegations that he violating local defamation laws. He was accused of making a Facebook post during a visit to the United States that disparaged Arabs and his employer, Global Aerospace Logistics. He was reportedly upset following a dispute with his employer over sick leave. Pate was allowed to leave the country after a hearing last week. The company agreed to drop the charges against him. KISSIMMEE Police: Dad drove into pond to kill family Police said a crash that killed a man, his girlfriend and their two young children late last year was not an accident. Kissimmee police said Wednesday that 25-yearold Ulysses Montero committed suicide when he drove his car into a retention pond on the Valencia College’s Osceola campus on Dec. 23. Also killed were 24-year-old Julie Lopez-Elias and their children, 4-year-old Julissa and 5-day-old Dlias. An autopsy listed Montero’s death as a suicide and the deaths of his girlfriend and children as homicides. Their 6-year-old was not in the car. FORT MYERS Deputy recovering after being stabbed A 26-year-old woman is being held without bond on charges that she stabbed a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy who responded to a noise complaint at a southwest Florida home. Tiffany Garcia faces charges of aggravated battery and assault on a law enforcement ofcer. Deputies said Garcia stabbed Corporal Racquel Shott in the leg on Monday. Shott was released from the hospital on Tuesday. Deputies were sent to the home after someone complained about people yelling and banging items around the house. MIAMI Boy shot in head outside apartment Police said a 10-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head as he stood outside an apartment building in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. A young girl standing nearby also was grazed by a bullet in the Tuesday night shooting. Both children were taken to the hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead. The girl is expected to recover from her injuries. 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Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page B5 TODAY B AY C O UNT Y F A RMERS M A RKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230 E. 15th St., Panama City. Open six days a week through Aug. 15. Details: Bob Johnson, 258-2585 AA RP T A XA I D E PR O GR A M: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 2230 E. 15th St., Panama City. Free tax preparation, counseling and electronic filing for middle to low income taxpayers. Bring 2013 tax return, 2014 forms, SS cards, ID, health care forms and checkbook. Details: Rick, 774-2259 or Tom, 784-1452 VIT A : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at A.D. Harris Learning Village, 819 E. 11th St., Panama City. The IRS-sanctioned program can prepare 2014 tax returns for those who earned $60,000 or less in 2014. Details: 628-4775 FREE C O MPUTER CL A SS: Social Media: Facebook at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Details: 522-2107, INTR O T O IMPR O V: 10-10:30 a.m. each Thursday through April 9 at Fonville Press, Alys Beach. Free for all ages. Have fun and learn to think on your feet with actors from the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Details: PCB ST O R Y TIME: 10 a.m. at the Panama City Beach Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach. Suggested ages 3 years and up. Details: 233-5055, PRESCH OO L ST O R Y TIME: 10:30 a.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Suggested ages 3 to 5 years. Details: 522-2118, ARTISTS IN A CTION : 1-6 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave. Free. Details: 769-0608, CHESS: 1 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach. Players and boards are welcome. Details: 233-5055, FE A RLESS O IL P A INTING: 1-3 p.m. at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave., Panama City. Classes with instructor Jan Benicoff. Details and registration: 769-0608 ENGLISH A S A SEC O N D L A NGU A GE: 2 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Level 1 (Beginners) conversation class. Details: 522-2100, B AY B OO MERS A CTIVIT Y PR O GR A M: 3 p.m. at the Bay County Council on Aging, 1116 Frankford Ave., Panama City. Tai chi class. Details: Robin Khalidy, 769-3468 ENGLISH A S A SEC OND L ANGU A GE: 3 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Level 2 (Intermediate) conversation class. Details: 522-2100, ST ORIES B Y THE SEA: 3:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Seaside Lyceum Archway. Free admission. Repertory actors present an interactive, one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages. Details: 55+ DANCE CLUB: 6 p.m. Thursdays at Dafn Park Community Center in Millville. Coffee and punch served. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. Details: 481-6383 ADULT B ALLET CL A SS: 6-7 p.m. at The Rehearsal Room, 105 S Palo Alto Ave. Details: 252-0889, B A SIC P O TTER Y CL A SS: 6-8 p.m. A six-week beginner course at the Visual Arts Center. Details: 769-4451, AMERIC ANA UNDER THE ST ARS: 6:30-8 p.m. at the amphitheater at Topsail Hill State Park, 7525 W. County 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. Free admission into park and a suggested donation of $5 goes to the Friends of Topsail Hill. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This event is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages. Details: 267-8330 FIGURE DR A WING: 6:30 p.m. with Heather Clements at CityArts Cooperative, 318 Luverne Ave. Register by noon the day of: Heather, 703-915-0615 or BINGO NIGHT: 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 375, 6937 N. State 77, Southport. Details: 271-8716 GREEN FL A SH BREWER Y T A STING: 7 p.m. at Twisted Brew, 103 W. 23rd St., Panama City. 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HO ME BE D & BA TH FA CT OR Y OU TLE T LOCA L & STATE What’s H A PP E NING Saturday and Sunday events: By 5 p.m. Wednesday Monday and Tuesday events: By noon Thursday Wednesday events: By 5 p.m. Monday before Thursday events: By 5 p.m. Tuesday before Friday events: By 5 p.m. Wednesday before Email events to WHAT’S HAPPENING DEADLINES Senate pushes for more land-buying The News Service of Florida T A LL A H A SSEE — Several senators want their chamber to float more than a proposed $2 million for land pur chases in the Florida Forever program after voters last year overwhelmingly backed an increase in money for con servation efforts. But for now, those lawmakers will wait to see if the amount can be increased during upcoming budget talks with the House —talks that in part will be handled by Sen. Alan Hays, a Umatilla Republican who says Florida already has enough land in public hands. Hays on Wednesday assured mem bers of the Senate Appropriations Committee that the $2 million figure for Florida Forever is “a placeholder, a point for negotiations to begin.” Yet Hays, chairman of the Senate General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, repeated his conten tion that there already might be an overabundance of government-owned land in Florida. Hays’ subcommittee has divvied up money under Amendment 1, a ballot initiative that voters passed in November. “We don’t need to be known as the hoarding-land state,” Hays said. “We need to be known as good stewards of the resources that the people own, whether it be their cash or whether it be their hard assets.” Hays’ comments came before Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, and Sen ate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, withdrew proposed budget amendments Wednesday that would have significantly increased money going from the state Land Acquisi tion Trust Fund to the Florida Forever program. The senators were among a num ber of lawmakers and environmen talists who said voters expect more land acquisition from the estimated $741.2 million that will be generated for land and water issues under Amend ment 1. The House has proposed $10 million for Florida Forever, while Gov. Rick Scott has requested $100 million. “I just feel we have many, many projects that if we don’t (buy) soon, they will be gone forever,” Altman said “And then we’ll have more very, very expensive capital-improvement projects, retrofits, engineering solu tions that may never be able to turn it back.” The amendment requires 33 percent of the proceeds from a realestate tax to go for land and water projects. The funding level is projected to generate more than $200 million above what lawmakers allocated for such uses in the current year. The Senate plan designates $491 million to existing environmental programs, including parks and wildlife management, invasive plant control, water resources programs and debt service. An additional $50 million would go to natural springs, $25 million for trails funding, $82 million for Everglades restoration, $22 million for the Kissim mee River and $25 million for beach renourishment. The House, which includes $25 million for the Rural and Fam ily Lands program, $100 million for the Everglades and $105 million for land management, matches the Sen ate on springs and beach restoration funding. The House is at $91.6 million for the management of state parks, green ways and wildlife management areas, while the Senate is at $25 million. Altman had proposed using bond proceeds to generate $350 million for Florida Forever land purchases. That would match the estimated amount of a proposal for the state to purchase U.S. Sugar land in the northern Ever glades for a reservoir. A 2010 deal requires the state to purchase 46,800 acres, of which 26,100 acres would be used for con struction of the Everglades Agri cultural Area reservoir, by Oct. 12. Otherwise, Florida would have to buy an additional 157,000 acres to get the land for the reservoir. Joyner proposed a budget amend ment to raise the land purchase total to $79 million. Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, said the rush to increase funding for land purchases is “prema ture at this point in time.” Simmons, who supports a “ratio nal” purchase of land for reservoirs to clean the Everglades and to protect some of the state’s most endangered natural springs, said lawmakers need to set up a land-acquisition plan. “I assure you there are targeted acquisitions that I believe need to be made, and I believe common sense requires we make, and that we give the appropriate agencies the ability to study, finalize and complete that plan, whether it’s one year, or a year-and-ahalf,” Simmons said. “This is an oppor tunity that is a lifetime opportunity.” Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said $2 million for Florida Forever is “not responsive to the constitutional amendment.” Negron said voters from his dis trict expect significant land purchases that are part of a process to reduce releases of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into estuaries east and west of the lake. The concept of the constitutional amendment was spawned as funding diminished for the Florida Forever program. Florida Forever, which uses bonds backed with revenue from the docu mentary-stamp real-estate taxes, authorizes lawmakers to spend up to $300 million a year for preservation. But as the economy went sour during the recent recession, so did funding for Florida Forever.


DIVERSIONS A ces On BRIDGE: B obby W olff Wife’s grip on the purse strings is abusive DEAR AMY: The company I worked for offered an early retirement package. Since I am not old enough to draw on my pension I would have to roll it all over. I discussed this with my wife, and we came to the conclusion that this would be OK. She said if I took this early retirement I could help her with her home-based business. I agreed and retired two years ago. The problem is that I have yet to receive any compensation for the help I give every day to her business. Did I miss something here? All I ask for is a little spending money each week. She has control of all the income, and treats it as hers and hers only. What should I do? If I leave this arrangement it would greatly reduce the income coming in from the business. Should I just suck it up and keep begging my wife for gas money until retirement age? I told her I was going to get a parttime job. She said if I do I will have to pay her rent or move out. Please give me some direction. ANG RY A N D HU R T IN I O WA DEAR A NG RY: Controlling the family’s money and making you “beg” for every dollar of gas money is one hallmark of an abuser. Furthermore, your wife’s threat to force you to pay rent or move out shows how desperate she is to control you. The way you describe it, this does not sound like a marital spat. This sounds like a way of life for her — and you should consider calling her bluff. Please see a lawyer to research your rights. Her threats may be very shortsighted and ultimately quite expensive for her. If you do move out, you could end up with half the home and a stake in the homebased business (depending on how long you’ve been married and how aggressive your lawyer is). If your name is on the deed, she cannot force you to pay rent in your own home. DEAR AMY: Recently I have identified myself as a bisexual. I have been very confused about my sexuality all my life, but I feel happier now that I have come to this realization. I can now be honest with myself before I go off to college and start a new life. While admitting that I am bisexual has taken a huge weight off my shoulders, a fresh weight has been placed back on when I think about telling my mother. Although my mother is a wonderful, loving woman, I’m afraid she wouldn’t take me seriously if I told her about my bisexuality. I have only brought home guys to meet the family, so I don’t know if she’d believe me if I said I also like women. I have several gay male and female friends, and she is comfortable with them, but we have never explicitly discussed bisexuality. I don’t know if she would react positively if I told her, which makes me incredibly nervous. I don’t want to hide from my mother, but I’m scared of what she’ll say. Should I come out to her or never disclose this information? S H OUL D M Y M AMA KNO W ? DEAR SH OUL D: You present this as a choice between extremes: Tell your mother about your bisexuality now, or never tell her. I vote for the answer squarely in between: Tell her — later. Go to college, continue figuring things out and tell your mother about your sexual orientation after your life is stable (and/or if you meet someone you want to have a serious relationship with). This is your life. You get to do things according to your own timetable. DEAR AMY: “Nervous in Washington” had PTSD caused by an abusive parent and triggered by the smell of pot smoke. I can’t believe you suggested Nervous should lie about his PTSD! What happens when people ask, “What does pot smoke do to you?” The truth is always better than a lie. APP A LL ED IN OK L AH O MA DEAR A PP A LL ED: I filed this man’s PTSD under “Nobody’s Business,” because sometimes explaining a painful situation leads to more painful explanations. SU DO KU Solution to 3/24/15 Rating: GOLD 3/25/15 3/26/15 Solution to 3/25/15 Rating: BRONZE 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 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 T H U RSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015 AR I ES (March 21-April 19): Try new things, even if you’re pretty sure you won’t like them. A too-limiting belief about what kind of person you are will restrict the range of experiences you could be enjoying. T A U R U S (April 20-May 20): The rottenapple theory suggests it only takes one to spoil the bunch. Someone who lacks integrity is a danger to the group. Take courage and stand up against those who are on the wrong path. G EM INI (May 21-June 21): If your mood dips, your mind may become occupied with concerns that weren’t there when you were feeling good. Keep worry at bay by continuing to do the things that contribute to a high level of positive energy. CA N CER (June 22-July 22): The old rule won’t apply, and the new rule hasn’t been made yet. While things are in flux, take this opportunity to shake things up. . L E O (July 23-Aug. 22): Just because someone is not on your wavelength doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least try to communicate. Your efforts to connect will be meaningful and will lead to gains in the distant future. V I R GO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you don’t act when you see the opportunity, someone with less experience and wisdom will. Take initiative. It won’t be as much work as you think, and you’ll get help once you commit. LI BRA (Sept. 23O ct. 23): While your community service may be commendable, today your compassion will not be measured by the degree to which you knock yourself out to help others. SC O R PIO ( O ct. 24N ov. 21): To get to happiness, you do not always have to go through the dark forest of unhappiness. It helps that you’ve been there before and already understand the contrast. SA GITT AR IU S ( N ov. 22-Dec. 21): Overnight success is a matter of preparation, the likes of which takes years, not hours, to cultivate. Continue doing the work in good faith. Keep a strong grip on your optimism, as it’s one of your best qualities. CA P R I C O R N (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re an independent with your own ideas about how things should unfold. If you dare to stand alone, you won’t be alone for long, mainly because you’re right. AQ U AR IU S (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may not start out in an optimum mood, but you can get there with a little work. Remember how you overcame your last big challenge. PI SCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone should only be able to hurt you once. If you get hurt by the same person twice, it means that on some level you’re agreeing to it. (Answers tomorrow) WAGER SLANTSTENCH IMMUNE Yesterday’s Jumbles: Answer: While trying to get the huge fish into the boat, the fisherman was — SENTREELING Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. DULEE PENTI VORMEE BRUDSA 2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved. Check out the new, free JUSTJUMBLE app Print your answer here: History TODAY Today is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2015. There are 280 days left in the year. Highlight in history On March 26, 1945, during World War II, Iwo Jima was fully secured by U.S. forces following a nal, desperate attack by Japanese soldiers. On this date 1812 An earthquake devastated Caracas, Venezuela, causing an estimated 26,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna. 1874 Poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. 1917 The Seattle Metropolitans became the rst U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup as they defeated the Montreal Canadiens. 1958 The U.S. Army launched America’s third successful satellite, Explorer 3. 1979 A peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. 1982 Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 1990 “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Academy Award for best picture; its star, Jessica Tandy, was named best actress. 1997 The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate techno-religious cult who’d committed suicide were found inside a rented mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Thought for today “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” Tennessee Williams American playwright (1911-1983) Y our HOROS C OPE: Holiday Mathis P age B6 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 Send questions via email to askamy@ or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Amy Dickinson Ask Amy Comedian Bob Elliott is 92. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is 85. Actor Alan Arkin is 81. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is 75. Actor James Caan is 75. Author Erica Jong is 73. Journalist Bob Woodward is 72. Singer Diana Ross is 71. Actor Johnny Crawford is 69. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 67. Singer and TV personality Vicki Lawrence is 66. Actor Ernest Thomas is 66. Comedian Martin Short is 65. Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 65. Movie composer Alan Silvestri is 65. Rock musician Monte Yoho is 63. Radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa is 61. Country singer Dean Dillon is 60. Country singer Charly McClain is 59. TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 58. 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The Rockford Files Gunsmoke “Tara” WECP (18) 4 4 4 18 CBS This Morning (N) Let’s Make a Deal (N) The Price Is Right (N) The Young and the Restless The Insider (N) Bold/Beautiful MNT (18.2) 227 13 The Doctors Jerry Springer The Real (N) The Wendy Williams Show (N) Divorce Court Divorce Court Judge Faith Judge Faith WPGX (28) 8 8 28 28 Paid Program Eco Company Paid Program Paid Program Judge Mathis (N) The People’s Court Maury Best Cooktop! Paid Program WFSG (56) 11 11 56 56 Curious Curious Daniel Tiger Daniel Tiger Sesame Street (EI) Dinosaur Train Dinosaur Train Peg Plus Cat Peg Plus Cat Super Why! Thomas & Fr. A&E 34 43 118 265 Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Criminal Minds “Cold Comfort” Criminal Minds CSI: Miami “Legal” CSI: Miami “Hell Night” AMC 30 62 131 254 Paid Program Paid Program NY Spring Comic Men Godzilla () Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo. Assault on Precinct 13 ANPL 46 69 184 282 The Crocodile Hunter Animal Cops Houston Pit Bulls and Parolees Pit Bulls and Parolees Dirty Jobs Dirty Jobs “Geoduck Farmer” BET 53 46 124 329 Real Husbands of Hollywood HusbandsHo. Real Husbands of Hollywood The Game (:10) The Game Why Did I Get Married? () Tyler Perry, Jill Scott. COM 64 53 107 249 Paid Program Paid Program Daily Show Nightly Show South Park (:45) South Park (:16) Still Waiting... () Justin Long, Danneel Harris. 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Contessa FS1 24 27 150 219 FOX Sports Live FOX Sports Live: Countdown UFC Tonight UFC Presents UFC Unleashed The Mike Francesa Show (N) FX 45 51 136 248 Hollywood Homicide () Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett. In Time () Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy. How I Met How I Met How I Met HALL 23 59 185 312 Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Home & Family Home & Family HGTV 32 38 112 229 Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin Property Virgin House Hunters Hunters Int’l Rehab Addict Rehab Addict HIST 35 42 120 269 Vikings “The Wanderer” Vikings “Warrior’s Fate” Vikings “Scarred” Vikings “The Usurper” Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars LIFE 56 56 108 252 Beautiful & Twisted () Rob Lowe, Paz Vega, Candice Bergen. Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret () Tania Raymonde. How I Met How I Met Grey’s Anatomy SPIKE 28 48 241 241 BIKINI BODIES Paid Program Ocean’s Twelve () George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. Wild Hogs () Tim Allen, John Travolta. SUN 49 422 656 Dateline HEAT Live! HEAT Live! Prep Zone Spo B-CU Wildcat GatorZone NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Boston Celtics. MLB Baseball SYFY 70 52 122 244 Haunting: Australia Hybrid () Justine Bateman, Cory Monteith, Tinsel Korey. Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed () Emily Perkins. Ginger Snaps Back TBS 31 15 139 247 Married... With Married... With Married... With Shrek 2 () Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. Cleveland American Dad American Dad American Dad American Dad TCM 25 70 132 256 (6:45) Fast and Furious Three Hearts for Julia () Ann Sothern. (:45) The Manitou () Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg. Chubasco () Richard Egan. TLC 37 40 183 280 19 Kids and Counting Pregnant Pregnant Hoarding: Buried Alive My 600-Lb. Life: Where Are What Not to Wear “Tenessa” Love; Lust Love; Lust TNT 29 54 138 245 Charmed “Witchstock” Supernatural Supernatural “Caged Heat” Supernatural Supernatural “Like a Virgin” Bones USA 62 55 105 242 Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU WGN-A 13 239 307 J. Robison Creflo Dollar Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger Walker, Texas Ranger THURSDAY LATE NIGHT C COMCAST W WOW! S1 DISH NETWORK S2 DIRECTV MARCH 26 C W S1 S2 1 AM 1:30 2 AM 2:30 3 AM 3:30 4 AM 4:30 5 AM 5:30 6 AM 6:30 WJHG (7) 3 3 7 7 (:07) Today The Bankruptcy Hour Shepherd’s Chapel Love-Raymond Early Today NewsChannel 7 Today (N) CW (7.2) 99 9 8 8 Steve Wilkos Paid Program Best Secret!? HairSecrets! Paid Program Zumba FREE TV! Make Love Paid Program Focus T25 The Better Show (N) WMBB (13) 2 2 13 13 (:07) The Dr. Oz Show Judge Karen (:37) ABC World News Now (N) Morning News 13 This Morning (N) METV (13.2) 209 133 2 Night Gallery Night Gallery Alfred Hitchcock Hour Thriller Abbott Make Room... Petticoat Junc. Bev. Hillbillies Donna Reed I Love Lucy WECP (18) 4 4 4 18 James Corden Access H. (:07) Jeopardy! Modern Family (:07) Up to the Minute (N) The Better Show (N) AgDay Morning News MNT (18.2) 227 13 Extra (N) Jewelry Tel. Jewelry Television Jewelry Television Jewelry Television Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program AgDay WPGX (28) 8 8 28 28 Friends Friends Larry King Sp. Paid Program America Now America Now Shepherd’s Chapel Paid Program Outdoor Show Ask Auto Tech Wakin’ Up WFSG (56) 11 11 56 56 Independent Lens Nature “Ireland’s Wild River” NOVA The Old Testament and concept of God. Caillou (EI) Arthur (EI) Odd Squad (EI) Wild Kratts (EI) A&E 34 43 118 265 (:01) The First 48 (:03) The First 48 Body Beast! NuWave Oven T25 Bodies! Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Parking Wars Parking Wars AMC 30 62 131 254 Blazing Saddles () Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. (2:58) Better Call Saul “RICO” Comic Men Comic Men Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program ANPL 46 69 184 282 To Be Announced Ice Cold Gold Railroad Alaska Ice Cold Gold Orangutan Isle Chimp Eden Big Cat Diary Big Cat Diary BET 53 46 124 329 The Game One Mic Stand The Queen Latifah Show BET Inspiration Peter Popoff BET Inspiration COM 64 53 107 249 At Midnight Kevin Hart: Grown Little Man Chappelle’s Chappelle’s Com. Central Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program DISC 36 39 182 278 Alaska: The Last Frontier Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program E! 63 57 114 236 The Craft () Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk. T25 Bodies! Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Kardashian ESPN 9 23 140 206 SportsCenter (N) (L) SportsCenter SportsCenter SportsCenter SportsCenter SportsCenter ESPN2 47 24 144 209 2014 World Series of Poker 2014 World Series of Poker 2014 World Series of Poker NFL Live Mike & Mike (N) (L) FAM 59 65 180 311 Sexy In 2015! Paid Program The 700 Club Paid Program Paid Program Joseph Prince Robison Joyce Meyer Paid Program s Show s Show FOOD 38 45 110 231 Chopped Canada Chopped Ace of Cakes Ace of Cakes Body Beast! Belly Too Big? Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program FS1 24 27 150 219 FOX Sports Live UFC Unleashed UFC Insider UFC UFC: In the Moment FOX Sports Live FOX Sports Live FX 45 51 136 248 (:02) Archer How I Met Paid Program Paid Program All in One T25 Bodies! T25 Bodies! Powered! Paid Program Paid Program Ellen Buffy, Slayer HALL 23 59 185 312 Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier Cheers Cheers I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy HGTV 32 38 112 229 House Hunters Hunters Int’l Fixer Upper Waco, Texas. Paid Program SHARK! Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Outrageous Backyards Flea Market HIST 35 42 120 269 (:01) Vikings “Born Again” (:04) Vikings Silver Eagles Paid Program Paid Program NuWave Oven Paid Program Paid Program UFO Files Roswell files. LIFE 56 56 108 252 (:04) Movie HairSecrets! Paid Program Free! Paid Program Cook Like a Paid Program Designing Balancing Act SPIKE 28 48 241 241 (12:00) Ocean’s Thirteen () George Clooney, Brad Pitt. Paid Program Cook Like a Bedroom Fun Relieve pain Paid Program Enj. Better Sex Paid Program Paid Program SUN 49 422 656 Make Love Paid Program Paid Program Androzene HealthFood Androzene Paid Program Androzene Best Pressure Cooker! Lightning Live! Lightning Live! SYFY 70 52 122 244 Battledogs 12 Monkeys “Divine Move” Helix “Mother” Continuum “Minute Man” Twilight Zone Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program TBS 31 15 139 247 The Office The Nutty Professor () Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett. Amer. Funniest Home Videos Married... With Engagement Married... With Married... With Married... With TCM 25 70 132 256 Pulp () Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney. Gumshoe () Albert Finney. Elvis Mitchell Spring Fever () William Haines. Spring Is Here TLC 37 40 183 280 American Gypsy Wedding Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Paid Program Escaping the Prophet (N) 19 Kids-Count 19 Kids-Count TNT 29 54 138 245 CSI: NY “Manhattanhenge” CSI: NY “Death House” CSI: NY “Second Chances” Law & Order “Nowhere Man” Charmed “Used Karma” Charmed USA 62 55 105 242 Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation WGN-A 13 239 307 Raising Hope Raising Hope 30 Rock 30 Rock Law & Order: Criminal Intent WGN News or Paid Program WGN News or Paid Program A. Wommack Joyce Meyer THURSDAY AFTERNOON C COMCAST W WOW! S1 DISH NETWORK S2 DIRECTV MARCH 26 C W S1 S2 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30 WJHG (7) 3 3 7 7 Rachael Ray (N) Andy Griffith Andy Griffith The Doctors Family Feud Jeopardy! (N) News Nightly News News Wheel Fortune CW (7.2) 99 9 8 8 Steve Wilkos Paid Program Married... With Married... With The Bill Cunningham Show Engagement Engagement Cops Rel. Cops Rel. King of the Hill Cleveland WMBB (13) 2 2 13 13 General Hospital (N) Hot Bench Hot Bench Dr. Phil The Dr. Oz Show News World News News 13 at 6 Entertainment METV (13.2) 209 133 2 Bonanza The Rifleman The Rifleman Star Trek “Balance of Terror” Emergency! CHiPs “Aweigh We Go” M*A*S*H M*A*S*H WECP (18) 4 4 4 18 The Talk The Wendy Williams Show (N) The Meredith Vieira Show The Ellen DeGeneres Show Inside Edition Evening News 2015 NCAA Tournament MNT (18.2) 227 13 Justice for All Justice for All Love-Raymond Family Feud Name Game Name Game Law & Order: SVU Hot, Cleveland Hot, Cleveland Mike & Molly Mike & Molly WPGX (28) 8 8 28 28 Flip My Food Fix It, Finish It The Queen Latifah Show Steve Harvey ThisMinute ThisMinute Judge Judy Judge Judy Big Bang Big Bang WFSG (56) 11 11 56 56 Sesame Street Cat in the Hat Curious Curious Arthur (EI) Odd Squad Wild Kratts WordGirl Capitol Update PBS NewsHour (N) Rick Steves A&E 34 43 118 265 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds “Demonology” The First 48 “Life Snatched” The First 48 The First 48 The First 48 “Murder Rap” AMC 30 62 131 254 (12:00) Assault on Precinct 13 () Hard to Kill () Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Sadler. Under Siege () Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey. ANPL 46 69 184 282 Dirty Jobs “Alpaca Shearer” To Be Announced BET 53 46 124 329 (11:00) Why Did I Get Married? The Game The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Fresh Prince The Xperiment Keyshia Cole Being Mary Jane Being Mary Jane COM 64 53 107 249 Workaholics Workaholics Workaholics Workaholics Futurama (:20) Futurama Futurama (:22) Futurama Nightly Show Daily Show South Park South Park DISC 36 39 182 278 Ice Cold Killers Fast N’ Loud Fast N’ Loud (Part 1 of 2) Fast N’ Loud Fast N’ Loud (Part 1 of 2) Alaska: The Last Frontier E! 63 57 114 236 America’s Next Top Model The Royals The Royals Evan Almighty () Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman. E! News (N) ESPN 9 23 140 206 SportsCenter Outside Lines NFL Insiders NFL Live (N) (L) Questionable Around/Horn Interruption SportsCenter (N) (L) MLB Baseball ESPN2 47 24 144 209 (12:00) First Take SportsNation (N) (L) (2:55) Soccer International Friendly -France vs Brazil. (N) (L) Baseball Ton. Interruption 30/30 Shorts 30 for 30 FAM 59 65 180 311 The Middle The Middle Reba Reba Reba Reba Boy Meets... Boy Meets... Boy Meets... Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion () FOOD 38 45 110 231 Secrets Minute Meals Giada at Home Giada at Home Contessa Contessa Pioneer Wo. Trisha’s Sou. Chopped “Doughs and Don’ts” Chopped FS1 24 27 150 219 (12:00) The Mike Francesa Show (N) (L) America’s Pregame (N) (L) NASCAR Race Hub (N) (L) UFC Insider UFC FX 45 51 136 248 How I Met Anger Anger Two/Half Men Two/Half Men Iron Man () Robert Downey Jr. A billionaire dons an armored suit to fight criminals. Other Guys HALL 23 59 185 312 Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie The Waltons “The Nurse” The Waltons “The Intruders” The Waltons “The Search” HGTV 32 38 112 229 Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict Rehab Addict HIST 35 42 120 269 Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars LIFE 56 56 108 252 Grey’s Anatomy Grey’s Anatomy Born in the Wild (N) Wife Swap “Brown/Neighbors” Because I Said So () Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore. SPIKE 28 48 241 241 Wild Hogs () Smokin’ Aces () Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keys. Ocean’s Twelve () George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon. SUN 49 422 656 MLB Preseason Baseball: Yankees at Rays Rays Future Phen. MLB Preseason Baseball: Yankees at Rays Lightning Live! NHL Hockey SYFY 70 52 122 244 Ginger Snaps Back Predator () Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura. Predator 2 () Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades. TBS 31 15 139 247 Family Guy King Friends Friends Friends Friends Family Guy Family Guy NCAA Tip-Off (N) (L) NCAATourn. 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Sports PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD Section C The News Herald MARIANNA — Chipola scored two runs in the sixth inning and two more in the eighth to break open a tie game and roll on to a 7-2 vic tory over visiting Gulf Coast on Wednesday evening. The victory allowed the Indians to tie the three-game series with the Commodores, who won Monday’s opener 9-1 at Bill Frazier Field. Jeffrey Harding started on the mound and got the win for Chipola (28-8 overall, 5-3 in the Panhandle Confer ence), going 6 1/3 innings before Gunnar McNeill came on in the seventh and went the final 2 2/3 to close it out. Commodores coach Mike Kandler said that his hitters just couldn’t come up with enough answers against Har ding. “Their guy pretty much shut us down,” the coach said. “It was a close game and they were able to break it open late. They’re a good team and their guy really pitched well.” Adam Bleday got the loss for Gulf Coast (25-10, 3-2), going six innings and giv ing up three earned runs on ve hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Austin Howze also gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning of relief, while Austin Bizzle struck out two in an inning and 1/3, and Jake Thomas allowed three runs — two earned — on three hits in 2/3 of an inning. Chipola got on the board rst with a run in the rst inning and went up 2-0 in the second after a solo home run by Reese Cooley. Nick Nelson tied it up for Gulf Coast with a two-RBI double in the top of the fourth inning, but a pair of RBI sac rice ies by Tyler Biggs and Keiner Comenarez put Chipola back up 4-2 in the sixth. A two-RBI triple by Lazaro Rivera put the Indi ans ahead 6-2 in the eighth, with Jay Estes driv ing Rivera home for the nal run of the night. Max Bartlett had two hits to lead Gulf Coast, with Nelson going 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI. The two teams will face off again Friday in the nal game of the series at Bill Frazier Field at 2 p.m. Facebook: Twitter: @NH_Sports THURSDAY March 26, 2015 By ROBBIE ANDREU Gainesville Sun GAINESVILLE — While their offensive counterparts are deep into a new playbook and having to think their way around the practice field this spring, Florida’s defensive players are flying around, making plays and celebrating together. “We’re just having a blast,” defensive coordinator Geoff Collins said Tuesday. It’s a lot easier to have fun (and make plays) when you know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. That’s the situation the UF defensive players are in right now. Despite the change in coaches, not a whole lot has changed for what has been a good defense over the past few years under Will Muschamp. The scheme and the philoso phy are basically the same. Even some of the terminology is identical. The result is the defensive players have a relatively shal low learning curve this spring — and are pretty much men tally and physically free to make plays, which is something they are doing quite often, according to the coaches. “Yes, it’s very similar, and I think obviously there’s some really good players on that side of the ball, too, that adapted and part of what they’re doing is similar,” coach Jim McElwain said. “There are a lot of things that come from kind of the same tree, so to say, and obviously some of the nomenclature is a little different here and there, but overall it’s a very similar style of defense.” That tree is the Nick Saban tree. Both Collins and Muschamp coached under Saban and obvi ously have been greatly influ enced by his defensive philos ophy and scheme. The Collins defense is a lot like the Muschamp defense, which is a lot like the Saban defense. CLEVELAND (AP) — Noth ing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblem ished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An inter esting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face something it hasn’t seen — a relentless, choking West Vir ginia press that has buckled teams and forced them to tap out. The Mountaineers are in your face for 40 minutes. They’re nicknamed “Press Virginia” for good reason. Kentucky coach John Cali pari has warned his players what’s coming. “You had better be ready,” he said. The top-seeded Wildcats (36-0), four wins from perfection and becoming the first team to go unbeaten since Indiana in 1976, will have their ballhandling skills and composure assessed like never before tonight when they meet the fifth-seeded Mountaineers (25-9) in the Midwest Regional semifinals. Notre Dame (31-5) and Wichita State (30-4) play in the other Sweet 16 matchup with the winners meeting Saturday for a spot in the Final Four. Kentucky hasn’t shown any flaws in easy wins over Hamp ton and Cincinnati, but neither of those squads play defense quite like the Mountaineers, who can turn games into a 94-foot street fight. West Vir ginia, which leads the nation in steals, forced 40 turnovers in its NCAA Tournament wins Unbeaten Kentucky prepared to face ‘Press Virginia’ Inside Tourney schedules | C4 NCAA HOOPS AP Daxter Miles Jr. and West Virginia will challenge Kentucky today. FINAL FOUR LOGOS 031015 : Men’s and Women’s NCAA Final Four logos; 2col.; stand alone ; E T A 4 p.m. SEE KENTUCKY | C3 Men’s Sweet 16 capsules C3 Florida defense ‘having a blast’ this spring Chipola savors crown By DUSTIN KENT 747-5065 | @PCNHDustinKent MARIANNA — When Greg Franklin was introduced as Chipo la’s new women’s basketball coach in May 2012, the former Missis sippi State assistant said his pri mary ambition was to bring the Lady Indians their first national championship. Three years later, Franklin made good on that goal and said Wednesday that he hopes it’s just the beginning of the Lady Indians’ reign atop juco basketball. Chipola topped Hutchinson (Kan.) 54-46 in Saturday’s NJCAA championship game in Salina, Kan., capping off a 34-1 season that also included Panhandle Confer ence and state titles. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Franklin said while on the road recruiting in Detroit. “I really haven’t had time to think about it, but it was a spe cial deal and it still is. It’s some thing that can carry on forever at Chipola College.” The Lady Indians became the third team in school history to win a national championship — joining the baseball and softball teams of 2007 — but the first to win it all in basketball. They did so by having argu ably the most dominant season any Chipola team has ever had, winning games by an average of LADY INDIANS’ FIRST NATIONAL BASKETBALL TITLE K AREN B ONAR | Special to The News Herald Chipola’s Evelyn Akhator averaged 21.2 points, 16.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.9 blocks per game this year. M ATT S TAMEY | The Gainesville Sun The Florida defense doesn’t change much under new defensive coordinator Geoff Collins. SEE G A T ORS | C2 SEE CHIP OLA | C3 Gulf Coast drops game on the road


SPORT S Page C2 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 TE NT SALE! www .SHOPBW O.COM 121 W Hwy 98, Po rt St. Joe, FL 3245 6 POR T CITY SHOPP ING CE NTER Frid ay , Apr il 10th 7a m-6pm Saturda y, Apr il 11th 7a m5p m Large inventor y of shing items reduced up to 60% off retail Bring the whole Family! (All Ti mes are Eastern) 8th Annual Our Biggest Sale of the Ye ar! By the time this goes to press I’m almost sure it will be old news. I got a call Tuesday night from a fellow in Mexico Beach saying they were slaying Spanish mackerel. What took them so long to get here? Talking with old time ling fishermen they would tell me they had never seen ling caught before the Spanish mackerel arrived. The bait Spanish eat has been around since January but I suppose the temperature wasn’t warm enough. The ling on the other hand cheated by riding a warm current from the middle gulf into the beaches west of here thus avoiding the colder water we are experiencing here close to the beach. The fly in the ointment is this weekend the temperature is going to plunge and may stop everything in its tracks pompano, ling, and Spanish. The war on sheepshead is is full bloom. It has been a long cold winter and fishermen are stretching their legs trying to get in a few good days before the typical spring weather shows itself. It is said March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. I’m no so sure that is a better saying than three days of fog and the Spanish are here. Five days of fog and two weeks of so so weather and the Spanish aren’t here. I think in like a lion and out like a tiger would better describe how our springs have been going the past few years. The old-timers used to say we would always have a freeze right before Easter. I remember one March it not only froze but we had more show than we have had in years even in the winter. Yes, it is going to get cold this weekend right before Easter but not freeze. This also may put a damper on turkey hunting. While you are knocking at mosquitoes Saturday you will also have the opportunity to be cold. Cussing Cousin informed me that a few days ago he took a Yankee from Kentucky along with some underage kid’s sheepshead fishing. He also informed me he brought home several sheepshead and cooked them for the kids and himself. When he called and told me that the night before he had a big platter of fried sheepshead I thought he was calling from the hospital while they were pumping out his stomach. Brother Jim W. thinks something is wrong with my taste because I don’t eat sheepshead. You see Jim was brought up on sheepshead because he couldn’t catch anything else so it was sheepshead or nothing at his house. I always thought steak was better than cow horns. As long as there are other fish to eat on I’ll pass on the sheepshead. I have a neighbor down the street that for months fed his wife lady fish or as we call them skip jack. He would go somewhere down town and buy skip jack balls and take them home and tell his wife they were a local delicacy. Only because she didn’t know any better she ate them. One day I was over at their house and told her the husband was playing a trick on her. She said she wondered why he ate ten or fifteen hush puppies and let her have all those delicious skip jack balls. The divorce proceedings are still under way. I know plenty of outdoorsmen and women that are torn between hunting and fishing this time of the year. If you get up at o-dark thirty and go turkey at the exact time the gulf is perfectly calm and the ling are biting you can’t sit still thinking about all the ling that are getting away while you are up in those mosquito swarming woods. On the other hand if you get up and tow the boat down to the water and ride and ride and don’t see a thing you start second guessing yourself and whished you had gone hunting. What’s a fellow to do? I heard of a fisherman hooking a fish on the city pier last week the type I have never seen hooked in salt water. He hooked a seven foot sturgeon on a ling jig with a whole squid enticer hooked to the jig. He has a spinning reel filled with thirty pound test line and enough line to reach from here to Destin and he said there was no way to turn this fish. He said it was the strongest fish pound for pound he had ever hooked. He didn’t believe a 200 pound ling could pull as hard as this fish. He eventually broke the sturgeon off before it took all of his line. Just a reminder, if you happen to hook a sturgeon DON’T gaff it or pull it up on the beach. If you are caught harming a sturgeon they will lock you up and throw away the key. Word from offshore is the surface is covered with cigar minnows, small ones and herring. With all that bait it won’t take long before smoker kings will hit the beach. It’s about time they started coming by heading for Louisiana to spawn at the mouth of the Mississippi River. All we need now to make this spring migration complete is a few thousand pompano headed in the same direction. For some reason these first run schools of pompano simply will not eat. One fellow had two and three pound swimming around him and they would not touch a live shrimp. Let’s not forget freshwater. The saying goes, “When the dogwoods bloom out the shellcracker are going on bed. Well, the dogwoods have been blooming for a week so if I were you I would drag the ditches and catch some one inch crawfish and head to the river. Spanish mackerel are finally here OUTDOORS REPORT Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey Outdoor Writer captscottlindsey FOOTBALL BRIEFS Washington State expects to rebound SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State begins the task of trying to rebound from a disappointing 2014 season when spring practice opens Thursday. The Cougars will have 15 practice dates in Pullman, Wash., and play the annual Crimson and Gray game on April 25 in Spokane. Fourth-year coach Mike Leach returns 41 letter winners from a team that finished 3-9 last season. The Cougars opened with losses to Rutgers and Nevada and never recovered. Their wins came against Portland State, Utah and Oregon State. But athletic director Bill Moos said he is quite satisfied with the progress of the football program under Leach. “Mike Leach football is entertaining,” Moos said this week. The Cougars had three sellouts at Martin Stadium last year and played to 93 percent of capacity there, Moos said. Last year’s record was disappointing following a 2013 season when the Cougars broke a decade-long bowl drought, Moos said. But the Cougars used a lot of young players, suffered from defensive woes that led to the firing of defensive coordinator Mike Breske, and lost record-setting quarterback Connor Halliday to a broken leg for the final four games of the season, Moos said. Alex Grinch was hired from Missouri as the new defensive coordinator, and installing his defensive schemes will be a big part of spring practice. Coleman looks to keep Vols’ streak alive KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s streak of at least one player selected in every NFL draft for the past half century could end this year. Cornerback Justin Coleman is the Volunteers’ top pro prospect, and he is a projected late-round pick. “I actually just heard that like a couple of weeks ago,” Coleman said Wednesday after Tennessee’s Pro Day event. “It would always be an honor if I was the one to continue that streak and get drafted. That would be pretty cool.” The only schools with longer streaks of having at least one player drafted each year are Notre Dame, Michigan, Southern California, Michigan State, Florida and Nebraska, according to STATS LLC. This also could become the first year since the draft began in 1936 that neither of Tennessee’s two Southeastern Conference programs — Tennessee and Vanderbilt — had anyone selected. Coleman was the lone player from either team to participate in this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, though Vanderbilt long snapper Andrew East was at the Senior Bowl. The only years in which Tennessee hasn’t had a player drafted were 1938, 1960 and 1963. Vanderbilt had at least one player selected in each of those years. 3 QBs contend for Georgia’s starting spot ATHENS, Ga. — The challenge of learning new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s playbook has evened Georgia’s three-man quarterback competition. Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park have been given equal chances to win the job in spring practice. The three are trading days with the starters as Schottenheimer installs his offense. Schottenheimer, the former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator, said when hired in January he would try to simplify the transition by saving as much terminology as possible from Georgia’s old offense. Instead, the three quarterbacks say they feel they are starting over. Ramsey was the top backup to 2014 senior starter Hutson Mason. Ramsey played in eight games and under normal conditions would have had a big advantage in the competition. That changed when former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo was hired as Colorado State’s coach. “It’s back to square one,” Ramsey said Tuesday, adding the change came just as he felt he had learned Bobo’s offense. “I had just felt comfortable with the playbook right when Bobo left,” Ramsey said. “I was like ‘Yes, I’ve got it.’ Sure enough, I’m into a new system.” Ramsey said learning the new terminology is “a huge thing” in the quarterback derby. The change from Bobo to Schottenheimer could be good for Park, who impressed teammates as last year’s scout-team quarterback. Instead of starting spring behind Ramsey and Bauta, Park is taking snaps with the firstteam offense every third day. Asked what has changed from last season, when he was redshirted as a freshman, Park said “Knowing I’ve got a shot.” Park (6-4, 202) earned compliments last year with his skills as a runner on the scout team, when he regularly played against the defensive starters. Stanford announces series with Vandy, T CU STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford has agreed to a pair of series with Vanderbilt and TCU. Stanford and Vanderbilt announced Wednesday that they will meet four times between 2021 and 2027. The Cardinal will play at Vanderbilt in 2021 and 2025, while the Commodores will travel to Stanford in 2024 and 2027. The two private schools have never played each other, and the Cardinal have never played a Southeastern Conference opponent at Stanford Stadium. Commodores coach Derek Mason is a former defensive coordinator under Stanford’s David Shaw, and their relationship no doubt sprung this series. In addition, Stanford will play a home-and-home series with TCU. The Horned Frogs will come to Stanford in 2024, and the Cardinal will go to Fort Worth in 2027. The programs last played in 2007 and 2008. TCU won both games. JUSTIN COLEMAN G ATORS from Page C1 With that common thread, Florida’s defen sive transition isn’t really much of a transition at all. Most of the players already know (or are familiar with) everything Collins and the defensive coaches have been throwing at them. “Well, the big thing is knowing ... coming from the same kind of system that was here before,” Collins said. “If we can make a carryover of what they already know, it’s all the same stuff. We try to make the learning curve as easy as possible for those kids so they can play fast. We’ll make a stretch call or whatever it may be, those kids understand and aren’t having to have brand new learning. They already have the basics of it, and then we could just put tweaks in it. “I think the kids appreci ate that. It helps them play fast. It helps some of the guys who haven’t played a lot. (They can say), ‘I remember that term. I remember how that’s done,’ and it speeds up their development. That’s been a big plus for us.” Some of the terminol ogy is different, but much of it is also the same, Col lins said. Collins said he’s actually adopted some of the termi nology from last season’s UF defense so the players don’t have to learn some thing new. “If I know what you called it, A, and it’s just like this, let’s just go ahead and call it that,” he said. “I’m good with it. It’s easier for me to learn than 22 other guys. I think we’ve been smart in that, so they play fast and don’t have to do a lot of thinking, a lot of new learning. “Now, today was prob ably the biggest learning. I’d say we probably put in about eight new blitzes today, that were new to them and so they picked it up and had all of these stacks and bunches and things going everywhere. So going against coach Mac and coach Nuss (offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier) and that offensive staff and what they’re doing is a good challenge for us every single day.” From a transitional standpoint, it’s also helped that Collins had a very good idea of what kind of talent he was inheriting even before he was officially on the job. He had a chance to observe the defensive play ers during Florida’s prepa ration for the Birmingham Bowl in December. He liked what he saw then. He may like it even better now. “I got to see them work through the bowl season, see how the guys were in their natural habitat before we all arrived on campus,” Collins said. “So I had a good feel of how they all worked collectively, how they worked together, how much talent they had. Just trying to get together with them and just put it all together. “One of the big things we’ve been focusing on is situational football. Coach Mac puts us in a different situation every day — red zone, third and long, third and short. Whatever it may be, every day we’re hitting different situations. The awareness that those guys have on third downs, money downs in the red, has improved.” Here’s another thing that hasn’t changed on defense under the new coaching staff: The Gators expect to be good again in 2015. “The expectations are fine with me,” Collins said. “We have high expectations in our room. We want to be one of the best defenses in the country. The big thing, though, is to work with that every single day to make sure that those expecta tions are something that if we don’t work at it, then it’s not going to happen. That’s the big key for us.” M ATT STAME Y | The Gainesville Sun Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins watches practice on Tuesday.


SPORT S Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C3 The Associated Press The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been a col lective shrug. There simply are more oppor tunities to lose nowadays. That’s because teams are play ing more regular-season games than ever, and top programs are trying to schedule mostly highcaliber nonconference opponents which can enhance their resumes for NCAA Tournament selection and seeding. “There was a time years and years ago where you’d feel like if you had 20 wins you’d get in the tournament,” North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said. “Now it comes down to who you schedule. You may lose some games because you’re playing a difficult nonconference sched ule. And then in our league, it’s tough night in and night out with 18 games in the ACC.” Gottfried’s Wolfpack, Xavier and UCLA all have 13 losses head ing into this week’s games. Michi gan State and North Carolina have 11 each and Oklahoma has 10. The previous record for num ber of Sweet 16 teams with dou ble-digit losses was five, last year and in 1985 and ’86, according to STATS. The only other time there were even two 13-loss teams was 2000. The NCAA has allowed teams to play as many as 31 regular-sea son games since 2006-07. Before that the maximum was 28. With conference tournaments, some teams now play 34 or 35 games before the NCAA Tourna ment. As of this week, 58 teams had played at least 35 games. A decade ago, only 13 teams played that many. Other factors, ESPN ana lyst Jay Bilas said, are that high major teams are beat ing each other up in conference play, and premier programs are sought out for made-for-TV nonconference games. Beating a heavyweight can help a lot, and losing to one might only hurt a little in the eyes of the NCAA selection committee. N.C. State (22-13), which plays Louisville (26-8) in Syracuse, New York, on Friday, used strong non conference schedules to get off the NCAA bubble in 2012 and 2014. This season the Wolfpack played tournament teams Boise State, Wofford, Cincinnati and Pur due before losing twice to Virginia, splitting meetings with North Carolina and beating Duke and Louisville in ACC play. Xavier (23-13), which plays Ari zona (33-3) in Los Angeles today, lost nine games in the Big East. That conference sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament, and Xavier is the only one still standing. “I think it’s great that the Big East has been able to test us with some really tough teams,” center Matt Stainbrook said, “and I think the fact that we’ve grown as a team together has made us really spe cial at this point.” UCLA (22-13), which plays Gonzaga (34-2) in Houston on Fri day, might be the most charmed of the 13-loss teams. The Bruins won their tournament opener over SMU thanks to a 3-point goaltend ing call on the final play, and in their second game they drew a 14th-seeded UAB team coming off an upset of Iowa State. A No. 14 hasn’t won more than one game in the tournament since 1997. MEN’S SWEET 16 CAPSULES: MID WEST /WEST REGIONALS MIDWEST REGIONAL Kentucky Lexington, 36-0 Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: John Calipari. Conference : Southeastern. Bid: SEC champion. Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 1. Tournament Record: 120-48, 54 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (74.7); Aaron Harrison 11.1; Devin Booker 10.1; Karl-Anthony Towns 10.0; Willie Cauley-Stein 9.3; Andrew Har rison 9.2. Rebounds: Team (38.5); Karl-Anthony Towns 6.8; Willie Cauley-Stein 6.4; Trey Lyles 5.3; Dakari Johnson 4.8. Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.6/10.6); Tyler Ulis 3.8/1.1; Andrew Harrison 3.6/1.6. 3-pointers: Team (.347); Aaron Har rison 56; Devin Booker 54; Andrew Harrison 35. Last Ten: 10-0. West Virginia Morgantown, 25-9 Nickname: Mountaineers. Coach: Bob Huggins. Conference: Big 12. Bid: At large. Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 5. T ournament Record : 27-25, 25 years. Last appearance: 2012. Scoring: Team (73.6); Juwan Staten 14.2; Devin Williams 11.6; Jevon Carter 8.2. Rebounds: Team (36.5); Devin Williams 8.2; Jonathan Holton 5.7. Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.3/12.9); Juwan Staten 4.8/2.1. 3-pointers: Team (.320); Jevon Carter 48; Dexter Miles Jr. 41; Jaysean Paige 35. Last Ten: 6-4. Notre Dame South Bend, Ind., 31-5 Nickname: Fighting Irish. Coach: Mike Brey. Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: ACC champion. Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 3. Tournament Record: 33-37, 33 years. Last appearance: 2013. Scoring: Team (78.2); Jerian Grant 16.8; Zack Auguste 12.6; Pat Connaughton 12.5; Demetrius Jackson 12.4; Steve Vasturia 9.8. Rebounds: Team (32.5); Pat Connaugh ton 7.3; Zack Auguste 6.4. Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.1/9.4); Jerian Grant 6.6/2.2; Demetrius Jackson 3.0/1.4. 3-pointers: Team (.389); Pat Con naughton 90; Steve Vasturia 56; Demetrius Jackson 50; Jerian Grant 48; V.J. Beachem 42. Last Ten: 9-1. Wichita State Wichita, Kan., 30-4 Nickname: Shockers. Coach: Gregg Marshall. Conference: Missouri Valley. Bid: At large. Region: Midwest. Seed: No. 7. Tournament Record: 15-12, 11 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (70.3); Ron Baker 14.9; Fred VanVleet 13.2; Darius Carter 11.1; Tekele Cotton 9.9. Rebounds: Team (35.6); Darius Carter 5.3; Fred VanVleet 4.4; Ron Baker 4.4; Tekele Cotton 4.0. Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.7/9.4); Fred VanVleet 5.3/1.7; Tekele Cotton 2.9/1.3; Ron Baker 2.5/1.1. 3-pointers : Team (.362); Ron Baker 78; Fred VanVleet 40; Tekale Cotton 33. Last Ten: 9-1. WEST REGIONAL Wisconsin Madison, 33-3 Nickname: Badgers. Coach: Bo Ryan. Conference: Big Ten. Bid: Big Ten champion. Region: West. Seed: No. 1. Tournament Record: 31-19, 20 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (72.3); Frank Kaminsky 18.4; Sam Dekker 13.3; Nigel Hayes 12.6; Traevon Jackson 9.4. Rebounds: Team (33.7); Frank Kaminsky 8.1; Nigel Hayes 6.4; Sam Dekker 5.4. Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.7/7.4); Traevon Jackson 2.9/1.6; Frank Kaminsky 2.7/1.5; Bronson Koenig 2.4/0.9; Nigel Hayes 2.1/1.3. 3-pointers: Team (.358); Bronson Koe nig 57; John Gasser 44; Sam Dekker 42; Frank Kaminsky 37; Nigel Hayes 33. Last Ten: 9-1. North Carolina Chapel Hill, 26-11 Nickname: Tar Heels. Coach: Roy Williams. Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: At large. R egion: West. Seed: No. 4. Tournament Record: 112-43, 45 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (77.9); Marcus Paige 14.1; Brice Johnson 12.9; Kennedy Meeks 11.6; Justin Jackson 10.6. Rebounds: Team (40.9); Brice Johnson 7.9; Kennedy Meeks 7.4; J.P. Tokoto 5.6. Assists/Turnovers: Team (17.5/12.9); Marcus Paige 4.5/1.9; J.P. Tokoto 4.3/2.3; Justin Jackson 2.3/1.4. 3-pointers : Team (.351); Marcus Paige 91; Nate Britt 26; Justin Jackson 25. Last Ten: 7-3. Xavier Cincinnati, 23-13 Nickname: Musketeers. Coach: Chris Mack. Conference: Big East. Bid: At large. Region: West. Seed: No. 6. Tournament Record: 23-24, 24 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (73.7); Matt Stainbrook 12.1; Trevon Bluiett 11.3; Myles Davis 10.7; Jalen Reynolds 9.9. Rebounds: Team (34.8); Matt Stain brook 6.9; Jalen Reynolds 6.1; James Farr 5.4; Trevon Bluiett 4.3. Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.3/12.1); Dee Davis 6.0/2.4; Matt Stainbrook 2.4/1.9; Myles Davis 2.1/1.3; Trevon Bluiett 2.0/1.4. 3-pointers: Team (.356); Myles Davis 62; Trevon Bluiett 45; Remy Abell 38; Dee Davis 34; J.P. Macura 32. Last Ten: 7-3. Arizona Tucson, 33-3 Nickname: Wildcats. Coach: Sean Miller. Conference: Pac-12. Bid: Pac-12 champion. Region: West. Seed: No. 2. Tournament Record: 53-30, 31 years. Last appearance: 2014. Scoring: Team (76.8); Stanley Johnson 14.0; Brandon Ashley 12.2; Rondae HollisJefferson 11.3; T.J. McConnell 10.1; Kaleb Tarczewski 9.2; Gabe York 9.1. Rebounds: Team (37.3); Rondae HollisJefferson 6.9; Stanley Johnson 6.6; Brandon Ashley 5.3; Kaleb Tarczewski 5.1. Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.2/11.1); T.J. McConnell 6.3/2.0. 3-pointers: Team (.362); Gabe York 61; Stanley Johnson 41. Last Ten: 10-0. 34.8 points for the season, including a 17.6 point dif ferential in conference play, and winning all seven post season games by an aver age margin of 19.6 points per game. The only loss of the sea son came to state finalist and national quarterfinal ist Northwest Florida State 67-54 in Niceville on Jan. 17. It was a remarkable consistency for a team that rotated just seven players for much of the season, though Franklin said it was the one moment when they didn’t come through that may have been the catalyst for the Lady Indians win ning the title. “Every moment I asked them to, I felt like they rose to the occasion, except in that one loss,” he said. “At that time, I felt like the team was not sharp mentally or emotionally. But I think really and truly that was something that sparked us the rest of the year. From then on, our attention to detail was very good. “Some coaches would call it a good loss and I don’t really believe in that stuff, but I think it was. It sharp ened us up emotionally for those times where we got pushed a little, like against Hutch when they cut it to six and then to four. We weren’t going to let what happened against Northwest happen again and we made some really big plays to answer.” While the 2014-15 sea son proved to be the break through for Chipola, the groundwork for the title run was laid by Franklin’s first two teams, which combined to win 61 games, including five victories in two national tournament appearances. The coach said that his first season at the school was the most challenging, but the players on that team who won 27 games and made the national quarter finals helped set the tone for what was to follow. “That first year we didn’t really have a chance to recruit because I got in late, but the kids we brought in really helped build the cul ture of the program,” he said. “They played unbelievably hard and unselfishly. Then the next year, we brought in the first wave of players I was actually able to recruit for a full year, and then we had the next wave after that. It usually takes a couple of recruiting classes to get it where you want it, which is why I’m on the road going to Chicago, Detroit, D.C., to find kids at that le vel.” The most important recruiting victory for Frank lin proved to be nabbing Evelyn Akhator for the 2014 class. The 6-foot-3 Nigerian center led the Lady Indians in scoring and rebounding in both of her seasons and made her sophomore cam paign one for the record books. Akhator averaged 21.2 points, 16.7 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.9 blocks per game this year, and in the process broke the single season (584) and career (956) rebounding records for juco basketball. “I’ve coached four kids in junior college that went on to be first round draft picks in the WNBA, and at this point in time Eve lyn is probably head and shoulders better than all of those guys,” Franklin said. “Everyone says she’s just a physical specimen and she is, but you have to look at the way she has gone about getting better. She has got ten her skill level where she finishes with her left real well. She also has worked on her footwork extremely hard and finishing with bal ance. When her skill and athleticism finally meet, she’s going to be unreal. “But as good of a player as she is, she’s that good of a person, and that sets the tone for the whole team. I really couldn’t ask for a better group. They seem to carry themselves in a way where people gravitate to them. They’ve got a lot of personality, but people also recognize that they do it the right way. They’re a special group.” Franklin is now back on the road trying to recruit the next group of players that will have the tough est of acts to follow where every team in the toughest basketball conference in the country will be gunning for them. The role of the hunted is one the coach seems to be embracing and hoping that his program will maintain for the foreseeable future. “That’s the goal. We want to try to compete for the national championship every year at Chipola,” Franklin said. “Obviously state championships are awesome and great, but that’s not our prize. That’s not what we’re shooting for. We’re shooting for the national championship every year. When we’re recruiting, we’re recruiting to try to win the national championship. When we’re practicing, we’re practic ing to win the national championship. “We want to win back-toback-to-back if possible. The stars have got to be aligned for those things to happen and you’ve got to have great players. That’s why I’m out here beating these bushes right now.” Chipola’s only loss of the season came to state finalist and national quarterfinalist Northwest Florida State 67-54 in Niceville on Jan. 17. CHIPOLA from Page C1 AP North Carolina State head coach Mark Gottfried, center, talks with his team during the second half against Villanova. KENTUCKY from Page C1 over Buffalo and Maryland. “They’re creating havoc, they’re taking you out of your offense, they’re creating opportunities for tough shots or turnovers,” Calipari said. “They’re playing very physical, they’re coming in and letting you know it’s going to be body to body.” That’s the way Bob Huggins likes it. West Virginia’s no-nonsense coach has created a five-headed defensive monster in his Mountaineers. They double-team, harass, push, disrupt and do everything possible within the rules to get the ball back. They don’t stop, and just when you think it’s safe, here they come again. The Terrapins were flipped onto their backs by the Mountaineers’ pressure. Heading into the season, Hug gins knew he had to do something with his team, which lacks quality shooters and scorers. He had given up the press while at Cincinnati, but after running into long-time friend and former Cleveland State coach Kevin Mackey this summer, Huggins decided it was time to bring back the press. Mackey, who took the Vikings on a Cinderella ride in the 1986 NCAA Tournament with a “run and stun” press, looked at Huggins’ team and convinced him the press would work. The Mountaineers have never tried their calling card on Kentucky’s lengthy guards, who might be able to throw the ball over the top. If that happens, the Wildcats could turn the matchup into a dunk drill. Huggins understands there is no Plan B if West Virginia doesn’t force Kentucky into mistakes. “It’s going to be a long day for us if we can’t,” he said. Mountaineers guard Juwan Staten is confident the press will work — even against these top ’Cats. “Why wouldn’t it?” he said. “We’ve been playing this way all year, we’ve had success against everybody no matter what style or what type of players they have. That’s the only way we play and it’s just up to us to make it work.” HEART OF THE MATTER: Huggins and Calipari each offered versions of the story that best underscores their friendship and rivalry. In 2002, Huggins suffered a heart attack while in Pittsburgh and was being transported to the hospital when he got into a conversation with the medical technician riding with him. “I kind of came to and I said, ‘How much further we got to go?’ ” Huggins said. “You know how they do, they tap you on the leg, saying I’ve never lost a patient, you’ll be fine. I said, ‘Listen, I’m not some 90-year-old lady, I know when I’m hurt. I’m not going to make it much longer.’ ” Huggins said the EMT radioed ahead to the hospital and then had something to tell him. “So I came to and I was fairly coherent at that time and he said, ‘Coach, listen, I can’t let you die, I’m John Calipari’s cousin, and you can’t die until we beat you at least once.’ ” Huggins is 8-2 in career matchups with Calipari. FAMOUS FRIEND: As they walked the hallways of Quicken Loans Arena, a few Kentucky players stopped to admire a mural of LeBron James, the Cavaliers’ superstar who calls “The Q” home. Calipari has known James for years and said he’s kept tabs of his return to Cleveland and the Cavs’ rise after a slow start this season under first-year coach David Blatt. “It takes time for things to click, and I think Dave’s doing a great job,” Calipari said. “I’ve said it before, and obviously the best player in the universe is LeBron and I’m happy for him and being able to come home and do the things that he’s doing.” 6 teams with 10 or more defeats is most ever to reach Sweet 16


STAT SHEET Page C4 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 NIT: Buzzer-beater puts ODU in semifinals NORFOLK, Va. — Two days after he couldn’t even jog without limping because of an injured ankle, Old Dominion’s Trey Freeman hit the runner of his life. The junior guard banked in a running 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday night to lift the Monarchs to a 72-69 victory over Murray State in the NIT quarterfinals. The win puts the Monarchs (27-7) into the semifinals at Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2006. They will play Stanford on Tuesday night. ODU inbounded the ball with 3.5 seconds left after Jeffery Moss of the Racers hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 69. Freeman took the pass and dribbled up the right side under heavy pressure from T.J. Sapp. But Freeman squeezed by Sapp and launched his 30-footer just before the horn sounded. Temple 77, Louisiana Tech 59 PHILADELPHIA — Quenton DeCosey had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Jesse Morgan scored 17 points and Temple advanced to the NIT semifinals with a victory over Louisiana Tech. In his final home game, Will Cummings added 15 points and six assists for the top-seeded Owls (26-10), the first team left out of the NCAA Tournament field. Seeking its third NIT title, Temple will play Miami on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. It will be the school’s fifth trip to the semifinals. NBA: Hawks top Magic, snap skid ORLANDO — Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a threegame losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. HEAT 93, CELTICS 86 BOSTON — Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists and banged-up Miami beat Boston. Luol Deng added 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson also scored 12 points apiece. BULLS 116, RAPTORS 103 TORONTO — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Pau Gasol had 18 and Chicago beat Toronto. Tony Snell scored 17 points to help the Bulls move 1 games ahead of the Raptors for third place in the Eastern Conference. Aaron Brooks had 16 points, and Nikola Mirotic finished with 15. CLIPPERS 111, KNICKS 80 NEW YORK — DeAndre Jordan raised the NBA’s best shooting percentage above 71 percent by making all seven shots and scoring 14 points, and Los Angeles pounded New York. PACERS 103 WIZARDS 101 WASHINGTON — George Hill made a driving layup with 2.7 seconds left to lift Indiana past Washington, snapping the Pacers’ six-game losing streak. NETS 91, HORNETS 88 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds and Brooklyn handed slumping Charlotte its fifth loss in six games. AUTO RACING 1 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Malaysia Grand Prix, at Kuala Lumpur BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Welterweights, Breidis Prescott (27-6-0) vs. Fredrick Lawson (23-0-0), at Hialeah, Fla. GOLF 6 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, first round, part I, at Agadir, Morocco 9:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II, first round, part II, at Agadir, Morocco 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Texas Open, first round, at San Antonio 5 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Kia Classic, first round, at Carlsbad, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, at Mesa, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6:15 p.m. CBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semifinal, Wichita St. vs. Notre Dame, at Cleveland 6:47 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semifinal, North Carolina vs. Wisconsin at Los Angeles 8:45 p.m. CBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semifinal, Kentucky vs. West Virginia, at Cleveland 9:17 p.m. TBS — NCAA Tournament, regional semifinal, Arizona vs. Xavier, at Los Angeles SOCCER 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Men’s national teams, exhibition, France vs. Brazil, at Paris 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: Aqueduct 12:20 p.m., Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:30 a.m.. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Derby Lane 11:30 a.m., Jacksonville 11:30 a.m. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 6:30 p.m.,Jacksonville 6:30 p.m. Thursday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:30 a.m., Aqueduct 12:20 p.m., Santa Anita 3 p.m. Greyhound simulcast: Sarasota 11:30 a.m., Palm Beach noon. Evening: Greyhound simulcast: Derby Lane 6:30 p.m., Jacksonville 6:30 p.m. Friday Matinee: Thoroughbred simulcast: Tampa Bay 11:30 am., Gulfstream 11:30 a.m., Aqueduct 12:20 p.m., Santa Anita 3 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: Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:30 a.m., Aqueduct 12:20 p.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: Aqueduct 11:45 a.m., Tampa Bay 11:30 a.m., Gulfstream 11:30 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. Baseball Spring training AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct Kansas City 13 8 .619 Oakland 14 9 .609 Los Angeles 12 8 .600 Toronto 13 9 .591 New York 13 10 .565 Houston 10 8 .556 Boston 10 9 .526 Tampa Bay 10 9 .526 Seattle 9 10 .474 Cleveland 10 12 .455 Minnesota 9 11 .450 Texas 8 10 .444 Baltimore 9 14 .391 Chicago 7 11 .389 Detroit 8 15 .348 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Los Angeles 12 6 .667 Colorado 13 9 .591 St. Louis 10 7 .588 New York 13 10 .565 Arizona 12 10 .545 Pittsburgh 10 9 .526 Miami 11 10 .524 Cincinnati 9 9 .500 Philadelphia 11 11 .500 San Diego 11 11 .500 Washington 9 10 .474 Milwaukee 9 11 .450 Chicago 9 12 .429 Atlanta 9 13 .409 San Francisco 6 18 .250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesday’s Games Detroit 8, Miami 4 N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 7, Philadelphia 1 Tampa Bay 2, Minnesota 1 Toronto 5, Baltimore 2 St. Louis 1, Washington 0 Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, (n) L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 5 Colorado 5, San Francisco 2 L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3 Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., (n) Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., (n) Texas vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., (n) Thursday’s Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 12:07 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 6:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 42 30 .583 — Boston 31 40 .437 10 Brooklyn 30 40 .429 11 Philadelphia 17 54 .239 24 New York 14 58 .194 28 Southeast Division W L Pct GB y-Atlanta 54 17 .761 — Washington 40 32 .556 14 Miami 33 38 .465 21 Charlotte 30 40 .429 23 Orlando 22 51 .301 33 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Cleveland 47 26 .644 — x-Chicago 44 29 .603 3 Milwaukee 35 36 .493 11 Indiana 31 40 .437 15 Detroit 27 44 .380 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-Memphis 50 22 .694 — Houston 48 23 .676 1 San Antonio 44 26 .629 5 Dallas 45 27 .625 5 New Orleans 37 34 .521 12 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 44 25 .638 — Oklahoma City 41 30 .577 4 Utah 31 39 .443 13 Denver 27 44 .380 18 Minnesota 16 54 .229 28 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-Golden State 58 13 .817 — L.A. Clippers 47 25 .653 11 Phoenix 38 33 .535 20 Sacramento 25 45 .357 32 L.A. Lakers 18 51 .261 39 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Detroit 108, Toronto 104 Oklahoma City 127, L.A. Lakers 117 Dallas 101, San Antonio 94 Milwaukee 89, Miami 88 Sacramento 107, Philadelphia 106 Golden State 122, Portland 108 Wednesday’s Games Indiana 103, Washington 101 Chicago 116, Toronto 103 Atlanta 95, Orlando 83 Brooklyn 91, Charlotte 88 L.A. Clippers 111, New York 80 Miami 93, Boston 86 Houston 95, New Orleans 93 Cleveland 111, Memphis 89 L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, (n) Philadelphia at Denver, (n) Portland at Utah, (n) Oklahoma City at San Antonio, (n) Sacramento at Phoenix, (n) Thursday’s Games Indiana at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Detroit at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Boston at New York, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 7 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 8 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. College basketball NCAA men’s tournament EAST REGIONAL At The Carrier Dome Syracuse, N.Y. Regional Semifinals Friday, March 27 N.C. State (22-13) vs. Louisville (26-8), 6:37 p.m. Michigan State (25-11) vs. Oklahoma (24-10), 9:07 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 29 Semifinal winners SOUTH REGIONAL At NRG Stadium Houston Regional Semifinals Friday, March 27 UCLA (22-13) vs. Gonzaga (34-2), 6:15 p.m. Duke (31-4) vs. Utah (26-8), 8:45 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 29 Semifinal winners MIDWEST REGIONAL At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 26 Wichita State (30-4) vs. Notre Dame (31-5), 6:15 p.m. Kentucky (36-0) vs. West Virginia (25-9), 8:45 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 28 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL At The Staples Center Los Angeles Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 26 Wisconsin (33-3) vs. North Carolina (2611), 6:47 p.m. Arizona (33-3) vs. Xavier (23-13), 9:17 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday, March 28 Semifinal winners NIT Second Round Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 24 Miami 63, Richmond 61 Stanford 78, Vanderbilt 75 Wednesday, March 25 Old Dominion 72, Murray State 69 Temple 77, Louisiana Tech 59 Semifinals At Madison Square Garden New York Tuesday, March 31 Stanford (22-13) vs. Old Dominion (27-7), 6 or 8:30 p.m. Miami (24-12) vs. Temple (26-10), 6 or 8:30 p.m. NCAA Division II men’s tournament At Evansville, Ind. Quarterfinals Wednesday, March 25 Tarleton State 77, Mount Olive 59 Indiana (Pa.) 69, Azusa Pacific 65 Florida Southern 81, S. New Hampshire 70 Bellarmine 92, Minnesota St.-Moorhead 75 Semifinals Thursday, March 26 Tarleton State vs. Indiana (Pa.), TBA Florida Southern vs. Bellarmine, TBA NCAA women’s tournament ALBANY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Albany, N.Y. Saturday, March 28 UConn (34-1) vs. Texas (24-10), 11 a.m. Dayton (27-6) vs. Louisville (27-6), 1:30 p.m. Regional Championship Monday, March 30 Semifinal winners SPOKANE REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Spokane, Wash. Saturday, March 28 Maryland (32-2) vs. Duke (23-10), 3:30 p.m. Gonzaga (26-7) vs. Tennessee (29-5), 6 p.m. Regional Championship Monday, March 30 Semifinal winners OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Oklahoma City Friday, March 27 Iowa (26-7) vs. Baylor (32-3), 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame (33-2) vs. Stanford (26-9), 9 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 29 Semifinal winners GREENSBORO REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Greensboro, N.C. Friday, March 27 South Carolina (32-2) vs. North Carolina (26-8), 6 p.m. Arizona State (29-5) vs. Florida State (31-4), 8:30 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday, March 29 Semifinal winners WNIT Third Round Wednesday, March 25 Southern Mississippi 76, Eastern Michigan 65 Thursday, March 26 St. John’s (23-10) at Villanova (21-13), 6 p.m. NC State (18-14) at Temple (18-16), 6 p.m. Missouri (19-13) at Michigan (18-14), 6 p.m. Duquesne (23-10) at West Virginia (20-14), 6 p.m. Mississippi (19-13) at Middle Tennessee (23-9), 7 p.m. Northern Colorado (22-12) at UCLA (15-18), 9 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal) (22-10) at Sacramento State (18-15), 9 p.m. Quarterfinals March 28-30 TBD NCAA Division II women’s tournament At Sioux Falls, S.D Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 24 California (Pa.) 84, Nova Southeastern 79, OT Emporia St. 62, West Texas A&M 50 Cal Baptist 86, New Haven 77 Limestone 61, Lewis 58 Semifinals Wednesday, March 25 California (Pa.) 51, Emporia St. 46 Cal Baptist vs. Limestone, 8:30 p.m. Championship Friday, March 27 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 74 46 20 8 100 195 162 Tampa Bay 74 46 21 7 99 242 191 Detroit 72 39 21 12 90 208 195 Ottawa 72 37 24 11 85 212 190 Boston 73 36 25 12 84 193 190 Florida 73 33 26 14 80 180 201 Toronto 74 27 41 6 60 193 237 Buffalo 73 20 46 7 47 138 245 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 72 46 19 7 99 219 167 N.Y. Islanders 74 44 25 5 93 226 205 Pittsburgh 73 40 22 11 91 202 181 Washington 73 39 24 10 88 212 180 Philadelphia 75 30 29 16 76 196 216 New Jersey 73 31 31 11 73 164 186 Columbus 73 34 35 4 72 198 228 Carolina 72 26 36 10 62 165 199 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA St. Louis 74 46 21 7 99 226 182 Nashville 74 45 21 8 98 211 178 Chicago 73 44 23 6 94 207 167 Minnesota 74 42 25 7 91 211 183 Winnipeg 74 38 24 12 88 207 195 Dallas 73 35 28 10 80 228 233 Colorado 73 33 28 12 78 196 205 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 75 46 22 7 99 219 211 Vancouver 73 43 26 4 90 211 195 Calgary 73 40 27 6 86 214 191 Los Angeles 73 36 23 14 86 196 182 San Jose 73 35 30 8 78 201 206 Edmonton 74 21 40 13 55 177 254 Arizona 74 22 44 8 52 154 246 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, SO Los Angeles 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Columbus 5, Anaheim 3 Arizona 5, Detroit 4, OT Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 Nashville 3, Montreal 2, OT Vancouver 5, Winnipeg 2 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1 Edmonton 4, Colorado 3 Dallas at Calgary, (n) Thursday’s Games Anaheim at Boston, 6 p.m. Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games Calgary at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Tennis Miami Open Wednesday At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park Key Biscayne Surface: Hard-Outdoor SinglesMen First Round Donald Young, United States, def. Yenhsun Lu, Taiwan, 5-1, retired. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-4. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, def. Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Jack Sock, United States, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Chung Hyeon, South Korea, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4. Robin Haase, Netherlands, def. Kyle Edmund, Britain, 6-2, 6-2. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-3. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, def. Dusan Lajovic, Serbia, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 4-2, retired. James Duckworth, Australia, def. Damir Dzumhur, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6-3, 36, 6-3. Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Spain, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-2, 6-2. Dominic Thiem, Austria, def. Diego Schwartzman, Argentina, 7-6 (0), 7-5. Women First Round Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 6-1, 7-6 (5). Christina McHale, United States, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 7-5, 6-4. Annika Beck, Germany, def. Zhang Shuai, China, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Alison Riske, United States, def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, 6-4, 6-0. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-3. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, def. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 5-1, retired. Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 6-4, 6-2. Heather Watson, Britain, def. Evgeiniya Rodina, Russia, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 6-2, 6-2. Pauline Parmentier, France, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Tatjana Maria, Germany, def. Roberta Vinci, Italy, 7-6 (9), 6-3. Nicole Vaidisova, Czech Republic, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-1, 7-6 (4). Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-1, 6-3. Julia Goerges, Germany, def. Jana Cepelova, Slovakia, 6-1, 6-0. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 7-5, 26, 6-0. Irina Falconi, United States, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3). Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. College baseball Wednesday’s scores EAST Chestnut Hill 6-3, Lincoln 0-0, 2nd. game 5 innings Felician 5, Dominican (N.Y.) 1, 2nd. game ppd., rain Hofstra 6, St. John’s 3 Mount Union 11, Thiel 9 Post (Conn.) 6-2, U. of Sciences of Pa. 3-0 Springfield vs. W. New England, ppd., field conditions UConn 17, CCSU 2 SOUTH Alabama A&M 9, Tennessee Tech 5 Arkansas 7, Memphis 3 Boston College 4, Holy Cross 2 Campbell 2, Coll. of Charleston 0 Claflin 8-0, St. Augustine’s 7-2 Cumberlands 7-18, Brescia 1-3 Erskine 11, Georgia College 8 Florida Gulf Coast 8, Miami 1 Florida St. 8, Alabama St. 7 Georgia Southern 9, Jacksonville 4 GRU Augusta 11, Paine 2 Hampden-Sydney 5, Randolph-Macon 4, 12 innings King (Tenn.) 15, Bluefield St. 6 Lindsey Wilson 15, Union, Ky. 5 North Alabama 15-11, Spring Hill 4-6 NC State 16, NC A&T 5 Pittsburgh 8, Youngstown St. 4 Rhodes 15-2, Chicago 6-0 Rio Grande 2-9, Pikeville 1-5 St. Catharine 8, Kentucky St. 4 Shenandoah 14, E. Mennonite 11 Tennessee 7, Cincinnati 0 Thomas More 16, Spalding 12 Virginia 10, Liberty 7 Virginia Tech 8, ETSU 3 Wake Forest 11, Appalachian St. 8 MIDWEST Baker 8-3, Evangel 2-7 SOUTHWEST Ala.-Huntsville 29-14, Lincoln Memorial 13-2 Texas-Arlington 6, West Virginia 4 Wayland Baptist 15, Okla. Panhandle St. 1 Figure skating World Championships Wednesday At Shanghai Pairs Short Program Top 16 to free skate 1. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Canada, 76.98 points. 2. Pang Qing and Tong Jian, China, 72.59. 3. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, China, 71.63. 4. Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, Russia, 71.59. 5. Peng Cheng and Zhang Hao, China, 69.67. 6. Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Russia, 67.71. 7. Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, United States, 65.56. 8. Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, United States, 61.32. 9. Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek, Italy, 60.56. 10. Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau, Canada, 60.53. 11. Lubov Iliushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch, Canada, 60.32. 12. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, France, 58.28. 13. Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov, Russia, 55.55. 14. Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise, Italy, 54.48. 15. Mari Vartmann and Aaron van Cleave, Germany, 47.76. 16. Amani Fancy and Christopher Boyadji, Britian, 46.69. 17. Maria Paliakova and Nikita Bochkov, Belarus, 46.17. 18. Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer, Austria, 45.99. 19. Narumi Takahashi and Ryuichi Kihara, Japan, 44.54. Dance Short Dance Top 20 to free dance 1. Madison Chock and Evan Bates, United States, 74.47. 2. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Canada, 72.68. 3. Anna Cappelini and Luca Lanotte, Italy, 72.39. 4. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, France, 71.94. 5. Elana Ilinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russia, 69.46. 6. Maia and Alex Shibutani, United States, 69.32. 7. Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier, Canada, 65.90. 8. Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam, Canada, 64.38. 9. Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen, Denmark, 62.40. 10. Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin, Russia, 62.36. 11. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, United States, 61.43. 12. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri, Italy, 61.02. 13. Federica Testa and Lukas Csolley, Slovakia, 60.07. 14. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin, Russia, 59.62. 15. Sara Hurtado and Adria Diaz, Spain, 59.16. 16. Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar, Turkey, 56.07. 17. Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin, Ukraine, 55.08. 18. Wang Shiyue and Liu Xinyu, China, 54.38. 19. Carolina Moscheni and Adam Lukacs, Hungary, 53.05. 20. Allison Reed and Vasili Rogov, Israel, 51.12. 21. Barbora Silna and Juri Kurakin, Austria, 48.57. 22. Cathy and Chris Reed, Japan, 48.32. 23. Irina Shtork and Taavi Rand, Estonia, 48.04. 24. Natalia Kaliszek and Maksim Spodirev, Poland, 45.46. 25. Cecilia Torn and Jussiville Partanen, Finland, 45.11. 26. Rebeka Kim and Kirill Minov, South Korea, 45.09. 27. Olivia Smart and Joseph Buckland, Britain, 44.32. 28. Viktoria Kavaliova and Yurii Bieliaiev, Belarus, 43.21. 29. Olga Jakushina and Andrey Nevskiy, Latvia, 42.37. Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi, Germany, withdrew. Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned C Rob Brantly to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned INF Juan Diaz and OF Courtney Hawkins to minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released 1B Jerrud Sabourin. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Nashville (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS — Released LHP Efrain Nieves. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned RHPs Chad Jenkins and Bo Schultz to Buffalo (IL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Albuquerque (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Reassigned RHP Bruce Billings to minor league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed F Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Mason Foster to a one-year contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed DB Kyle Sebetic. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Named Dwaine Board assistant defensive line coach, Chris Cash assistant secondary/ cornerbacks coach and Andre Curtis assistant secondary/safeties coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Waived LB Brandon Magee. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Assigned F Carter Sandlak from Charlotte (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Reassigned G Kent Simpson from Bridgeport (AHL) to Stockton (ECHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Reassigned G Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford (AHL). COLLEGE NCAA — Announced the retirement of vice president for Division I governance David Berst and will promote vice president of academic and membership affairs Kevin Lennon to vice president for Division I governance, effective this summer. Announced Diane Dickman will be reassigned from managing director of academic and membership affairs to managing director of Division I governance. INDIANA — Announced men’s basketball G Stanford Robinson will transfer. IOWA — Granted a release to QB Jake Rudock to transfer. LSU — Sophomore F Jarell Martin announced he is entering the NBA draft. NEVADA — Named Eric Musselman men’s basketball coach. In The BLEACHERS SPORTS Briefs On The AIR Baseball: Fort Walton Beach at Rutherford 6:30 p.m., Bozeman at Ocoee tournament, Bay at Spring Break Slam in Orlando, Mosley in National High School Invitational. Area EVENTS


Thursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page C5 105 We st 23rd Street, Panama City , Florida 32405 850.763.4 224 | www . s hop SPORT S Hiland Park Razorbacks Hiland Park Razorbacks youth football and cheerleading is open for early registration. Foot ball players and cheerleaders that are 5-14 years old can reg ister. A child’s birth certificate is required as well as a registration fee. Coaches positions are avail able for football and cheer. Con tact: Lisa 814-5635 (football), Theresa 258-2558 (cheerlead ing) or visit www.leaguelineup. com/hilandparkrazorbacks Optimist Club golf The Optimist Club of the Beaches will host its 10th annual Friend of Youth Golf Tournament Satur day, March 28 at Holiday Golf Course in Panama City Beach. Cost is $400 per team or $100 per player in a scramble format with men’s and women’s divisions. Cash prizes of $400 for both firstplace team low gross and two low net and $200 for second-place team low gross and low net. Twenty percent of the net proceeds will go to local Youth Cancer Care expenses and the remaining 80 percent will fund an Optimist Club Junior Golf tournament on April 19. Scholarship (hole) and prize sponsorships also are available. Contact: 850-235-6299. FSU Scholarship Golf The Panhandle Seminole Club’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tour nament will be held Friday, April 10 at Indian Springs Golf Club in Marianna. Entry is $65. Reg istration and warm-up will begin at noon CST with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. for the four-man scram ble.. Contact: Roy Baker 850209-1326 or George Sweeney 850-482-5526. Bay golf tournament The Bay High School golf team will host its fourth annual golf tourna ment Saturday, April 18 at Nature Walk Golf Club in Lynn Haven. Cost is $220 per team or $55 per player (includes entry fee. range balls,and lunch) in a best-ball for mat. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place as well as closest to the pin and longest drive. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and there will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds go to fund the boys and girls golf teams at Bay High School. Contact: Conrad Moon 850-767-4600 ext.1310 or, or Steve Johnson 850-832-5102. ANNOUNCEMENTS PHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was so much discussion and interest in potential changes that the issue will be a main focal point for the next set of league meetings in May. “There’s a clear movement to want ing to change and change it this year,” said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the com petition committee and president of the Falcons. McKay’s committee will “develop alter natives and be ready for a potential vote” in two months in San Francisco. Among the possibilities are mov ing the line of scrimmage back for PAT kicks; placing the ball on the 1-yard line for a 2-point conversion; eliminat ing the PAT kicks entirely, requiring teams to run a play from scrimmage; and allowing the defense to score, as in college football, if the ball is turned over on a 2-point try. McKay described the discussions as “lively, with lots of ideas ... it’s time to make this a football play.” “A couple coaches said they favor just lining up on the 2 and going for the 2-point play,” he said. “Or move the ball to the 1 1-2 for two points, or kick from the 15 for one, your choice.” The league experimented with extrapoint kicks from a longer distance last preseason. Currently, the line of scrimmage for both an extra point and 2-point conversion try is the 2-yard line. Voted down as the meetings concluded was Chicago’s proposal that each team get a possession in overtime regardless of what happens on the first series. Now, if the side receiving the OT kickoff scores a touchdown, the game ends. If it kicks a field goal, the opponent gets a possession. Unsportsmanlike penalties handed out at the end of a half now will carry over, either to the second half or to overtime. Lining up players with eligible numbers at ineligible positions, as New England did against Baltimore in the playoffs, now has more specific guidelines. Those players must line up inside the tackle box. The owners also approved teams with retractable domes being allowed to open them at halftime, weather permitting, and allowing linebackers to wear numbers from 40-49; previously they could wear only numbers in the 50s and 90s. Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke briefly about two high-profile personal conduct cases in which both players, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson, remain on the exempt list. Goodell said the league continues to review Hardy’s case to determine if dis cipline is warranted. Hardy signed earlier this month with Dallas. Goodell said the date for Adrian Peter son’s suspension to end remains April 15. The Vikings running back had the ban overturned by appeal, a decision the NFL now is appealing itself. AP New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) makes the extra point after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. FORT MYERS (AP) — Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minne sota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in strik ing out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice. Tigers 8, Marlins 4 LAKELAND — Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the eld for the rst time this spring, doing ne at rst base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins. Cabrera had been limited to designated hitter duty while recovering from ankle surgery. Cabrera made a diving stop on a hard grounder by former teammate Don Kelly and threw from the ground for the out at rst. Cabrera also elded a bases-loaded grounder and threw home for a forceout. “I’m just glad to back on the eld playing rst base,” Cabrera said. “I can play defense and I want to be back at rst. I’m seeing the ball, getting my timing down. It’s a good sign.” Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2 SARASOTA — Looking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles. Norris gave up three hits and struck out seven without walking a batter. It was Norris’ second start against Baltimore. In his first, he allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings. Mets 7, Yankees 2 TAMPA — Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning for the New York Yankees in a loss to the rival Mets. After allowing an unearned run in the first, Tanaka gave up a solo homer to John Mayberry Jr. in the fourth. Cardinals 1, Nationals 0 JUPITER — Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Astros 7, Phillies 1 CLEARWATER — Shortstop prospect Carlos Correa hit his second home run of the spring, leading the Houston Astros to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Rockies 5, Giants 2 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants. Brewers 9, Athletics 9 PHOENIX — Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a tie with the Oakland Athletics. Gibson sharp, but Rays edge Twins The News Herald CARY, N.C. — The Mosley Dolphins won in their open ing game in the USA Baseball National High School Invita tional tournament Wednesday thanks to a big day from Dillon Brown. The Dolphins (13-0), ranked No. 1 in the nation in the lat est Baseball America poll and No. 4 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 poll, took a 1-0 victory over JSerra Catholic (Calif.), ranked fourth by Baseball America and second by MaxPreps. Senior right-hander Brown had a great day on the mound and at the plate for Mosley, starting and going 6 1/3 innings to get the victory, allowing just one hit and striking out four. Brown also had two hits offen sively. With the win, Mosley moved on to today’s quarternal matchup against Whitewater (Ga.), which won its opening round game 7-4 over Desoto Central (Miss.) Wednesday. Bozeman 6, West Oaks 5 ORLANDO — Bozeman picked up its second straight win at the Ocoee Knights Spring Break Invitational on Wednesday. Alec Aleywine started the game for Bozeman and struck out six in 3 1/3 innings, but it was Nicky Agosto who got the win in the relief, going 3 2/3 innings and allowing one run with four strikeouts. Agosto (6-0) nished the game with a strikeout and a groundout to strand the tying run at third base. Reed Ruddick led Bozeman with three hits, while Aleywine was 2 for 4 with a double, and Austin White had an RBI single for the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Nick Smitherman, Matt Webb and Christian Hitt had two hits each. Bozeman (15-1) will play in the championship game today against the winner of Ocoee vs. Umatilda. Late results Bozeman 2, Wekiva 1 (10 innings) ORLANDO — Austin White had a walk-off RBI single to score Aleywine with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to give the Bucks the extra-inning victory Tuesday. White also had a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning to score Brandon Foster and tie the game 1-1. Ruddick started and went eight innings on the mound for Bozeman, allowing one unearned run on three hits and 10 striikeouts. Agosto got the win in two hitless, scoreless innings of relief. Brown lifts No. 1 Mosley to tourney win Extra point changes likely NFL MEETINGS PHOENIX (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith wouldn’t come right out and say it. He sure gave every indication that the Buccaneers were ready to make Jameis Winston the No. 1 pick in next month’s NFL draft, though. Not that that’s any big surprise. The Bucs have shown signs all along that the Florida State quarterback would be their choice. Smith, speaking when NFC coaches met the media at the league meetings Wednesday, said Winston and his off-theeld issues have been researched thor oughly. The coach said he is satised with the results. “You have to look a guy in the eye and feel comfortable with the answers that you’re getting,” Smith said. “and I feel comfortable with them.” Smith said Winston knows he has made some bad decisions. “He’s admitted the mistakes that he’s made,” the coach said. “I’m one that believes in second chances, especially young people. You can’t indict young people for some stupid things that they do early on. We all clean up.” Winston has been at the center of sev eral incidents, from stealing crab legs from a grocery store to investigation of an alleged sexual assault (no charges were led). He was seen jumping on a table in the campus student union and screaming a sexually charged obscenity. “Jameis would be the rst guy to tell you that he has made some of those same mistakes over and over again,” Smith said. “My experience has shown me that young people do make mistakes and you have to do your research to see if that’s a pattern that will continue, or a situation where you think a young man is ready to mature and not make those same decisions.” Smith said the Buccaneers “feel like he’s in a position where he’s made some mistakes, and made a few after that, but we think that is behind him. That’s why we feel comfortable with him.” Looking to shore up concerns about his character, Winston sought and received a meeting with NFL Commis sioner Roger Goodell. Smith: Winston’s troubles are behind him SPRING TRAINING


Page C6 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 PREP The boys all-county soccer team includes, ABOVE: Front row left to right: Marko Tomic, Austin Peffers, Trevor Jacquay, McKenzie Thomas-Walters, Christian Bustille. Back row: Hunter Hall, Jacob Morrow, Jeremiah Hatcher, Ryan Reed, Cameron McDonald, James Lovett. RIGHT: Matt Baumgartner, Quentin Reese, Collin Burris. ALL COUNTY BOYS SOCCER Baseball Hitting Player AB H Avg. Brogdon B 34 18 .529 Flowers W 6 3 .500 Martin Bz 4 2 .500 J.Smith PS 2 1 .500 Singletary PS 2 1 .500 Bleday M 37 17 .459 J.Brooks B 35 16 .457 Cullen M 36 16 .444 Setterich W 43 19 .442 Gaskin W 39 17 .436 Courson A 12 5 .417 Brown M 29 12 .414 Aleywine Bz 34 14 .412 Eberly Bl 47 19 .404 Duncan B 35 14 .400 Hinson PS 25 10 .400 Horne Bl 47 18 .393 Joiner PS 23 9 .391 Kratsas B 18 7 .389 Swier LC 52 20 .385 Durrance PS 26 10 .385 Burns A 45 17 .378 Agosto Bz 37 14 .378 Gonzalez LC 53 20 .377 Tate PS 24 9 .375 House LC 8 3 .375 McCaskill LC 57 21 .368 Maddox M 30 11 .367 Laird W 33 12 .364 Smith M 22 8 .364 Johnson Bl 31 11 .355 Ragen B 34 12 .353 Shiver W 20 7 .350 Dangerfield A 41 14 .341 Holland LC 53 18 .340 Mullins Bl 47 16 .340 Causey M 36 12 .333 Smitherman Bz 36 12 .333 Lucas B 33 11 .333 Gordon B 30 10 .333 Nolan M 24 8 .333 Harrington PS 24 8 .333 Clutch B 12 4 .333 Smith W 12 4 .333 Taylor Bz 6 2 .333 Strickland A 3 1 .333 Peffers A 37 12 .324 Millirons M 22 7 .318 Ruddick Bz 35 11 .314 Yeager M 16 5 .312 Watson PS 29 9 .310 B.Foster Bz 39 12 .308 Z.Smith PS 26 8 .308 Roulhac Bl 49 15 .306 Fox M 33 10 .303 Sumner Bl 50 15 .300 Davis LC 47 16 .298 Palmer W 37 11 .297 Lee Bl 37 11 .297 Dunn A 34 10 .294 Barber LC 31 9 .290 Wood W 38 11 .289 Cunningham A 42 12 .286 Knowles W 14 4 .286 Nguyen A 7 2 .286 Ogden Bz 7 2 .286 Hosford LC 32 9 .281 McIntosh PS 29 8 .276 Murray M 11 3 .273 Webb Bz 30 8 .267 Harden W 38 10 .263 Harper W 27 7 .259 Carmichael A 35 9 .257 Hess A 32 8 .250 Jordan Bl 12 3 .250 Summerbell B 8 2 .250 Whittle B 8 2 .250 Hayes PS 4 1 .250 Gainnie W 4 1 .250 Hayes LC 41 10 .244 L.Foster Bz 29 7 .241 Purvis Bl 51 12 .235 White Bz 22 5 .227 Clement B 9 2 .222 Allred A 32 7 .219 Kinsey B 32 7 .219 Ranie W 37 8 .216 Lynn LC 38 8 .211 Singletary LC 15 3 .200 McCroan Bl 5 1 .200 Vanslyke Bz 5 1 .200 Dietz Bl 28 5 .179 Dunham Bl 12 2 .167 Thompson LC 6 1 .167 Hitt Bz 25 4 .160 Breland M 9 1 .111 Davis B 1 0 .000 Wittkopf M 1 0 .000 Thomas Bz 1 0 .000 Dicken PS 1 0 .000 Collins PS 1 0 .000 Farmer PS 2 0 .000 Straub A 2 0 .000 Lancaster M 2 0 .000 Miller M 2 0 .000 Sapp M 2 0 .000 T.Brown B 2 0 .000 Hathaway Bz 2 0 .000 Fox B 3 0 .000 Cable B 4 0 .000 G.Brooks B 4 0 .000 Pittman LC 4 0 .000 J.Brown B 5 0 .000 Ridley Bl 5 0 .000 Messick Bz 5 0 .000 Funk A 7 0 .000 Kerr PS 13 0 .000 Home runs: Aleywine Bz 2, Davis LC 2, Ranie W 2, Bleday M 1, Roulhac Bl 1, Set terich W 1, Ruddick Bz 1, Gonzalez LC 1. RBIs: McCaskill LC 21, Aleywine Bz 14, Mullins Bl 14, Swier LC 14, B.Foster Bz 13, Purvis Bl 13, Harden W 13, Setterich W 12, Gonzalez LC 12, Davis LC 12, Brown M 12, Eberly Bl 12, Horne Bl 12, Bleday M 11, Burns A 10, Smitherman Bz 10, Sumner Bl 9, Hosford LC 9, Webb Bz 9, Brogdon B 9, Ranie W 8, Dangerfield A 8, Cullen M 8, Fox M 8, Agosto Bz 7, Johnson Bl 7, Lee Bl 7, Carmichael A 7, Allred A 7, Holland LC 7, Lucas B 7, Palmer W 7, Durrance PS 7, Smith M 6, Joiner PS 6, Harper W 6, Hayes LC 6, Millirons M 5, White Bz 5, Watson PS 5, McIntosh PS 5, Z.Smith PS 5, Tate PS 5, Peffers A 5, Roulhac Bl 5, Barber LC 5, Duncan B 5, Laird W 5, Wood W 5, Nolan M 4, Kratsas B 4, Ragen B 4, J.Brooks B 4, Hinson PS 4, Wood W 4, Hitt Bz 4, Ruddick Bz 4, Dunn A 4, Courson A 4, Gaskin W 4, Shiver W 3, Knowles W 3, House LC 3, Maddox M 3, Yeager M 3, Kerr PS 3, Martin Bz 3, Jordan Bl 3, Hess A 3, Funk A 2, Smith W 2, Vanslyke Bz 2, Ogden Bz 2, Taylor Bz 2, Messick Bz 2, Dietz Bl 2, Harrington PS 2, Gordon B 2, Causey M 2, L.Foster Bz 2, G.Brooks B 1, Summerbell B 1, Clement B 1, Clutch B 1, T.Brown B 1, Murray M 1, Breland M 1, McCroan Bl 1, Lynn LC 1, Singletary LC 1, J.Smith PS 1, Singletary PS 1, Gainnie W 1, Cunningham A 1. Pitching Player W L Brown M 5 0 Laird W 5 0 Eberly Bl 5 1 Aleywine Bz 4 0 Agosto Bz 4 0 Lee Bl 4 0 Ruddick Bz 4 1 Joiner PS 4 1 Bleday M 3 0 McCaskill LC 3 2 Singletary LC 2 0 Cullen M 2 0 Millirons M 2 0 Carmichael A 2 1 Allred A 2 1 Cunningham A 2 1 Ragen B 2 1 Whittle B 2 2 Courson A 2 2 Gaskin W 2 2 Roulhac Bl 1 0 Sumner Bl 1 0 Setterich W 1 0 Harden W 1 0 Gainnie W 1 0 Harper W 1 0 Holland LC 1 0 Hosford LC 1 0 Nguyen B 1 1 Mullins Bl 1 2 Durrance PS 0 1 McIntosh PS 0 1 Gonzalez LC 0 1 Lynn LC 0 1 Seamon B 0 1 J.Brooks B 0 2 Davis LC 0 2 Barber LC 0 2 Strikeouts: Gaskin W 55, Eberly Bl 51, Ruddick Bz 47, McCaskill LC 45, Courson A 40, Brown M 38, Lee Bl 36, Aleywine Bz 34, Agosto Bz 32, Joiner PS 31, Bleday M 30, Laird W 30, Roulhac Bl 28, Mullins Bl 25, Carmichael A 24, Nguyen B 21, Gonzalez LC 19, Singletary LC 18, Cullen M 17, Kerr PS 17, Whittle B 17 , Allred A 14, Holland LC 14, Ragen B 11, Millirons M 11, Hosford LC 10, Durrance PS 10, Funk A 9, Seamon B 8, Harden W 7, Harper W 7, Thomas Bz 7, Cunningham A 6, Gainnie W 6, J.Brooks B 5, Setterich W 4, Tate PS 4, McIntosh PS 4, L.Foster Bz 4, Murray M 4, Davis LC 4, Peters M 3, T.Brown B 3, Hess A 3, Sumner Bl 2, Kent Ch 2, Harrington PS 2, Peters M 2, Lynn LC 2, Barber LC 2, Wittkopf M 1, Cable B 1, Clutch B 1. Softball Hitting Player AB H Avg. Robertson A 39 26 .667 Philpotts Gr 22 12 .545 Sasnett HC 2 1 .500 Todd R 45 22 .489 Long HC 55 26 .473 Schweinsberg V 50 23 .460 Sasser Gr 33 15 .455 Barron R 47 21 .447 Brinkmeier V 54 24 .444 Sellers HC 51 22 .431 M.Pledger R 40 17 .425 Shuler Bl 50 21 .420 Rudd V 55 23 .418 Smith Gr 12 5 .417 Crews Ch 53 22 .415 Ramirez Gr 29 12 .414 Taylor R 45 18 .400 Chamblis Gr 35 14 .400 White Gr 5 2 .400 Boyette R 53 21 .396 Slack Gr 33 13 .394 Willett Gr 28 11 .393 Liffick Bl 51 20 .392 Lake HC 41 16 .390 Henderson Gr 36 14 .389 Gilbert Ch 44 16 .364 Jones HC 39 14 .359 Brock V 45 16 .356 Revels HC 65 23 .354 DeVuyst Bl 49 17 .347 Herndon Bl 53 18 .340 Richardson V 53 18 .340 Rogers Gr 12 4 .333 Curry Ch 58 19 .328 Peters Gr 31 10 .323 Finch Ch 56 18 .321 Wood Bl 28 9 .321 McDonald V 22 7 .318 Helms (8) V 48 15 .312 Mead Ch 48 15 .312 Stalnaker R 52 16 .308 Burk HC 37 11 .297 Barnes V 56 16 .286 Jenks Bl 53 15 .283 Faison V 39 11 .282 Reynolds Bl 22 6 .273 Hogue V 11 3 .273 Ernst R 33 9 .272 Sowell A 34 9 .265 Smith A 34 9 .265 Williams HC 54 14 .259 Helms (5) V 43 11 .256 Simmons A 43 11 .256 Kent Ch 55 14 .255 Jenna HC 56 14 .250 K.Pledger R 36 9 .250 Leahy R 8 2 .250 Jones Ch 49 12 .245 Gutierrez Bl 47 11 .234 Lee Bl 56 13 .232 Keasey R 44 10 .227 Lee A 40 9 .225 Holloway A 27 6 .222 Boswell Ch 42 9 .214 Snowden Bl 29 6 .207 Roberson HC 44 9 .205 Taylor Ch 54 11 .204 Lee HC 26 5 .192 Glover HC 21 4 .190 Folmar V 11 2 .182 Quave A 11 2 .182 Walker Bl 6 1 .167 Skipper A 39 6 .154 Butherus A 28 4 .143 Byrne Bl 21 3 .143 Miller Gr 14 2 .143 Page A 29 4 .138 Nelson HC 25 3 .120 McDonald A 14 1 .071 Powell HC 1 0 .000 Trout HC 1 0 .000 Owens HC 1 0 .000 Bowden Gr 1 0 .000 Curlee HC 4 0 .000 Dubuque A 4 0 .000 Graham Gr 9 0 .000 Home runs: Taylor R 3, Robertson A 3, Brinkmeier V 3, Todd R 2, Barron R 2, M.Pledger R 2, Jones Ch 1, Gilbert Ch 1, Shuler Bl 1, Henderson G 1, Stalnaker R 1, McDonald V 1. RBIs: Brinkmeier V 34, Revels HC 20, Sellers HC 20, Long HC 17, Todd R 16, Crews Ch 15, Barron R 14, Brock V 14, Shuler Bl 14, Taylor R 13, M.Pledger R 13, Liffick Bl 12, Finch Ch 12, Jenna HC 12, Mead Ch 11, Rudd V 11, Schweinsberg V 11, Robertson A 11, Gutierrez Bl 11, Stal naker R 10, Henderson Gr 10, DeVuyst Bl 9, Lee HC 8, Sowell A 8, Snowden Bl 8, Jenks Bl 8, Helms (8) V 8, Gilbert Ch 8 , Lee Bl 8, Wood Bl 7, Skipper A 7, Simmons A 7, Burk HC 7, Richardson V 7, McDonald V 7, Taylor Ch 7, A 6, Ernst R 6, Boyette R 6, Smith A 6, Chamblis Gr 6 , Peters Gr 6, Barnes V 6, Byrne Bl 5, Reynolds Bl 5, Herndon Bl 5, Keasey R 5, Ramirez Gr 5, Willett Gr 5, Butherus A 5, Curry Ch 4, Boswell Ch 4, Quave A 4, Faison V 4, Philpotts Gr 4, Sasser Gr 4, K.Pledger R 4, Lake HC 4, Roberson HC 4, Smith Gr 3, Jones Ch 3, Williams HC 3, Helms (5) V 3, Lee A 2, Jones HC 2, Nelson HC 2, Rogers Gr 2, Leahy R 2, Sasnett HC 1, Hogue V 1, Folmar V 1, Graham Gr 1, White Gr 1, Slack Gr 1, Page A 1, Holloway A 1, Walker Bl 1, Kent Ch 1. PITCHING Player W L Gilbert Ch 10 3 Revels HC 8 3 Taylor R 6 3 Brinkmeier V 5 5 Barron R 4 0 McDonald V 4 2 Sowell A 4 5 Wood Bl 4 7 Jenna HC 3 4 Simmons A 1 1 Kent Ch 1 1 Herndon Bl 1 3 Chamblis Gr 1 7 Hogue V 0 1 Boswell Ch 0 1 Miller Gr 0 1 Finch Ch 0 2 Shuler Bl 0 2 Henderson Gr 0 5 Strikeouts: Revels HC 107, Brinkmeier V 86, Gilbert Ch 82, Taylor R 75, Sowell A 67, Jenna HC 40, Chamblis G 39, Wood Bl 28, McDonald V 20, Barron R 18, Hern don Bl 15, Henderson G 13, Simmons A 6, Finch Ch 4, Hogue V 3, Shuler Bl 3, Kent Ch 2, Page A 1. Schools: Arnold A (A), Blountstown (Bl), Bozeman (Bz), Chipley (Ch), Graceville (Gr), Holmes County (HC), Liberty County (LC), Mosley (M), Poplar Springs (PS), Vernon (V), Wewahitchka (W). SPRING STATS ANDREW W A RDLOW | The News Herald P ATT I BL A KE | The News Herald Prep notebook: Edgewater Silver team shines The N ews Herald B R A N S ON , Mo. — Hannah McGinnis of Edge water Gymnastics in Southport won the all-around title for the second consecutive year at the Branson Classic. The Edgewater Silver Team took first place, as did Jessica Miller in Gold age 11-13. E dgewater results: Silver Team — Hailey Uszuko, 1. all-around 37.150, 1. bars 9.35, 1. beam 9.35, 3. vault 9.3, 5. floor 9.15. Kait lyn Uszuko, 2. all-around 36.35, 2. vault 9.35, 2. floor 9.2, 3. bars 9.0, 6. beam 8.8. Caroline Long, 6. all-around 35.5, 4. beam 9.1, 4. floor 9.2, 6. vault 8.7, 7. bars 8.5. Gold (11-13) — Jessica Miller, 1. all-around 36.325, 1. floor 9.175, 1. bars 9.15, 2. vault 9.05, 3. beam 8.95. L evel 6 (11-13) — Hannah McGinnis, 1. all-around 36.1, 2. beam 9.25, 3. floor 9.275, 3. bars 8.5, 2. vault 8.725. Softball poll Rutherford dropped back to the honorable men tion status in Class 5A in the Miracle Sports statewide softball poll released Monday. The Rams, 13-4, trailed District 1-5A rival Gulf Breeze, which is No. 4 at 13-2. In Class 1A, 16-1 Sneads remained No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Poplar Springs moved to No. 6 at 12-4. Chipley, Port St. Joe and Holmes County received honorable mention votes. S P E C I A L T O TH E N EW S HER A LD LEFT: The winning Silver team, from left: Caroline Long, Kaitlyn Uszuko and Hailey Uszuko. ABO VE: All-Around champion Hannah McGinnis. Bay County student-athletes, Class of 2015, who have signed letters-of-intent to play in college: Baseball Clay Causey, Mosley — Gulf Coast Garrett Whittle, Bay — Jefferson Davis Cross country Jordan Lance, Arnold — Brevard College (North Carolina) Football Billy Bain, North Bay Haven — Norwich University Stephen Benedik, Arnold — Lyon University Wazir Brevard, Bay — Warner University Dillon Brown, Mosley — Samford University Garrett Calhoun, Mosley — Faulkner University Takoda Carmichael, Arnold — University of West Florida Kedric Cook, Bay — Faith University Torri Cotton, Arnold — North Carolina Central Zavian Everett, Bay — Faith University Demarious Hamilton, Bay — Faith University Lorenzo Hernandez, Bay — Warner University Reakwon Jones, Mosley — Indiana Xavier Longerbeam, Bay — Florida A&M Austin Peffers, Arnold — University of West Florida Steven Sain, Bay — Troy University Kekoa Haina-Scott, Bay — Newport News Apprentice Randall Smith, Rutherford — Southeastern University Travion Turrell, Bay — Limestone College Golf Lindsey Harrison, Arnold — Troy University Soccer (girls) Kelli Crowley, Arnold — UCF Stevie Marie Mullins, Mosley — Samford University Elizabeth Vickers, Mosley — University of West Florida Softball Bridget Keasey, Rutherford — Florida SouthWestern State College Sarah Robertson, Arnold — Liberty University Curstin Taylor, Rutherford — Stetson Swimming (boys) Casey Pridgen, Mosley — South Georgia Volleyball Maggie Tajchman, Arnold — University of Mobile COLLEGE SIGNINGS


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CLASSIFIEDSPage D2 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 45765 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 03-2014-CA-000593 Section: E CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. REBECCA CORONA; JUAN A. CORONA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT (S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure, IN REM, dated February 16, 2015, entered in Civil Case No. 03-2014CA-000593 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Bay County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 2nd day of April, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at website: https://, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEGINNING AT A POINT WHICH IS 845 FEET WEST OF AND 450 FEET SOUTH FROM THE CENTER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 14 WEST; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 100 FEET; THENCE WEST 140 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100 FEET; THENCE EAST 140 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 4, SPRINGFIELD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 3 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 7475338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Dated at PANAMA CITY, Florida this 13th day of March, 2015. Bill Kinsaul CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BAY COUNTY, FL By: Jennifer Sullivan Deputy Clerk March 19, 26, 2015 45665 PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FRONT BEACH ROAD SEGMENT 2 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT The work includes reconstruction of Front Beach Road from west of Richard Jackson Blvd. east through the South Thomas Drive intersection a total distance of 1.05 miles. This project provides traffic lanes, turning lanes, landscaped median, transit/bicycle lanes, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, utility undergrounding, storm retention parks, signing and pavement marking. The Contractor shall provide all materials, equipment and labor to complete the project. Plans and Specifications can be obtained at ATKINS, Inc., 100 Richard Jackson Blvd, Suite 120, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407; or examined at the Panama City Beach City Hall located at 110 S. Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, Florida. Plans and Specifications will be made available on DVD at the cost of $5.00 per DVD and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to ATKINS. The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, with respect to Public Entity Crimes. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. Central Time, April 24, 2015 at the City of Panama City Beach City Hall, 110 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, Florida and will be opened and read publicly immediately thereafter. All Bids shall be submitted in an envelope clearly marked “SEALED BID -PANAMA CITY BEACH FRONT BEACH ROAD SEGMENT 2 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.” A Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the total amount of the Bid shall accompany the Bid. The City of Panama City Beach (“City”) reserves the right to reject any and all Bids. All Bids shall be firm (including all labor and material prices) for a period of 90 days after opening. All Bidders shall be Florida Department of Transportation prequalified and must include with their bid proposal a copy of their Certification of Current Capacity (Form 375-02022) and Status of Contracts on Hand (Form 375-020-21). The City shall award the Contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; provided, however, the City reserves the right to award the Contract to a Bidder who is not the lowest responsive and responsible bidder if the City determines in its reasonable discretion that another Bid offers the City a better value based upon the reliability, quality of service, or product of such other Bidder. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, April 7, 2015 in the Panama City Beach Council Chamber, 110 South Arnold Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Point of Contact will be John Alaghemand, PE, Project Administrator, at (850) 233-5100, Fax (850) 233-5409 or Each bidder must comply with all applicable state and local laws concerning licensing, registration, and regulations of contractors doing business in Florida. Pub: March 10, 18, 26, 2015 45775 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2015-199-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF OLGA MARIE TERRY, A/K/A OLGA M. TERRY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Olga Marie Terry, a/k/a Olga M. Terry, deceased, whose date of death was January 15, 2015, 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 ON OR BEFORE 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 FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 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 March 19, 2015. Personal Representative: Robert F. Terry 8020 Jessica Court Panama City, FL 3240 Attorney for Personal Representative: H. Cranston Pope Attorney FL Bar No: 0582409 736 Jenks Ave. P.O. Box 1609 (32402) Panama City, FL 32401 Tele: (850) 784-9174 Fax: (850) 692-6822 E-Mail: hcp@ Secondary E-Mail: tprater@popebarloga. com March 19, 26, 2015 97254 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.15000094CA HOWELL BROKERAGE, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff(s), vs. LYNN SABIN, individually, and her heirs, devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against her, Defendant(s). CIVIL ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION TO: LYNN SABIN, individually, and her heirs, devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and all parties claiming an interest by, through, or under or against the Defendants, who are known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property described below. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title, has been filed against you regarding the property located in Bay County, Florida, and more fully described as follows: Lot 4, Block C, Mexico Beach Unit 12A, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 61, Public Records of Bay County, Florida. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Jeremy T.M. Novak, Plaintiffs’ attorney, whose address is 402 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, on or before 30 days from first publication , and file the original with the Clerk of Court, Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida, either before service on Petitioner’s attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED this 9th day of March, 2015. BILL KINSAUL CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Trezia Horne Deputy Clerk March 12, 19, 26, 2015 April 2, 2015 45839 PUBLIC NOTICE LRTP Steering Committee Workshop The Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Steering Committee Workshop on Apr. 2, at 10 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Traffic Engineering Conference Room of the Bay County Government Center, 840 West 11th St., in Panama City. The committee is developing the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan evaluation criteria based on goals and objectives. Participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or family status. Reasonable accommodations will be made for access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Brandi Whitehurst, 800226-8914 ext.204 or for details. Por favor a la Sr. Dan Deanda, de los requistos de acceso o el idioma en el 800995-8771 ext. 227 o 1-800-995-8771 para TTY-Florida al menos 48 horas de antelacion. Pub: March 26, 2014 97686 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.12000092CA Division No. THRIVENT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. PHILLIP ADAMCZYK et al., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 9, 2015, and entered in Case No. 12000092CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAY County, Florida, wherein Thrivent Federal Credit Union is the Plaintiff and PHILLIP L ADAMCZYK AKA PHILLIP LEE ADAMCZYK AKA PHILLIP ADAMCZYK, SUSAN C. ADAMCZYK AKA SUSAN CAROL ADAMCZYK AKA SUSAN ADAMCZYK, DAN HASKETT, AS TRUSTEE OF 7205 THOMAS DRIVE TRUST, RAMPART MMW, INC., DUNES OF PANAMA PHASE IV ASSOCIATION, INC., NATIONWIDE LENDING, LLC., THRIVENT FINANCIAL BANK NKA THRIVENT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, NORTH AMERICAN TRUST TITLE, LLC, ANY UNKNOWN TRUSTEE OF 7205 THOMAS DRIVE TRUST, and ANY UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF 7205 THOMAS DR TRUST, are the Defendants, Bill Kinsaul, Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Bay County, Florida will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www .bay , the Clerk’s website for on-line auctions at 11:00 A.M. on the 20th day of April, 2015 , the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: That Certain Unit Composed Of Dwelling Unit Number D1203, And The Undivided 1.27% Interest In The Common Elements Appurtenant Thereto, All In Accordance With, And Subject To, The Covenants, Restrictions, Reservations, Limitations, Conditions, Liens, Easements, Terms And Other Provisions Of Declaration Of Condominium Of Dunes Of Panama Phase lV, A Condominium, And Exhibits Attached Thereto, All As Recorded Among The Current Public Records Of Bay County, Florida, In Official Records Book 889, Page 221 Through 306, Inclusive, Together With Any And All Amendments Thereto. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at BAY County, Florida, this 12th day of March, 2015. BILL KINSAUL, Clerk BAY County, Florida By: Jennifer Sullivan Deputy Clerk “In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, BAY County, 300 E. 4TH STREET, PANAMA CITY FL 32401-County Phone: 850-747-5100 TDD 1800-955-8771 or 1-800955-8770 via Florida Relay Service”. March 19, 26, 2015 97570 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2014-DP-0227-A DIVISION A IN THE INTEREST OF: A. A. B. DOB: 07/24/1999 MINOR CHILD NOTICE OF ACTION (SEC. 39.801 (b) FS) The State of Florida to MARVIN CHESTER PITTS, natural father of the child, A.A.B. , whose last known residence and address is 31 North Pass, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705. You are hereby notified that a Petition under oath has been filed in the above styled Court concerning Termination of Parental Rights in the case of A.A.B. , a child, for placement with a licensed child placing agency or the Department for the purposes of subsequent adoption. You are hereby noticed that an Advisory Hearing will be held before the Honorable Brantley S. Clark, Jr., Judge of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, at the Bay County Juvenile Justice Courthouse, 533 E. 11th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401, on the 8th day of April, 2015 , at the hour of 9:00 a.m., C.T. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. BILL KINSAUL, Clerk of Circuit Court By: Christie Mabrie Deputy Clerk March 5, 12, 2015 March 19, 26, 2015 97730 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANAMA CITY DIVISION Case No.: 5:14-cv-165-RS-EMT WHITNEY BANK, a Mississippi state-chartered bank, formerly known as Hancock Bank, a Mississippi state-chartered bank, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver of Peoples First Community Bank, doing business as Hancock Bank, Plaintiff, vs. WAYNE E. DAHL a/k/a WAYNE DAHL, and SMUGGLER’S COVER DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants. / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Louis A. Maygarden, III, Esq., the Special Master appointed pursuant to that certain Judgment [Doc. 40] in favor of Whitney Bank, which was entered by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on March 11, 2015, and modified by that certain Amended Judgment [Doc. 42] entered by the same Court on March 13, 2015, will, pursuant to the terms of the Judgment and Amended Judgment, on the 23rd day of April, 2015 , at 11:00 a.m. CDT at the front steps of the Bay County Courthouse located at 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Bay, State of Florida, to-wit: Exhibit “ A ” Property #1: Commence at a point in the Northwesterly 100 foot right of way line of U. S. Highway 98, said point being 2879.3 feet Northeasterly (measured along said right of way line) from the Point of Intersection of said right of way line with the South line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West; thence Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence from the Point of Beginning departing said right of way line run North 73 degrees 51minutes W, 242.85 feet; thence South 09 degrees 46 minutes 46 seconds West 61.46 feet; thence South 64 degrees 53 minutes East, 203.22 feet to said right of way line; thence North 36 degrees 58 minutes 6 seconds East, 99.24 feet (chord bearing and distance) along said right of way line to Point of Beginning. Commence at a point in the Northwesterly 100 foot right of way line of U.S. Highway 98, said point being 2879.3 feet Northeasterly (measured along said right of way line) from the Point of Intersection of said right of way line with the South line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, Bay County, Florida; thence Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet to Northeast corner of Tract D of an unrecorded subdivision; thence North 73º51’ West along the Northerly line of said Tract D a distance of 242.85 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 09 degrees 46 minutes West, 61.46 feet to a point on the Southerly line of said Tract D; thence North 64 degrees 53 minutes West along said Southerly line a distance of 220.28 feet, more or less to the water’s edge of Pitts Bayou; thence Northeasterly along said water’s edge a distance of 40 feet, more or less, to a point lying North 73 degrees 51 minutes West from Point of Beginning; thence South 73 degrees 51 minutes E along the North line of said Tract D a distance of 175.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commence at a point in the Northwesterly 100 foot right of way line of U. S. Highway 98; said point being 2879.30 feet Northeasterly (measured along said right of way line) from the Point of Intersection of said right of way line with the South line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West; thence Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 300.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel to be described; thence continue Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 100.00 feet; thence North 61 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 510 feet, more or less, to the water’s edge of Pitts Bayou; thence Northeasterly along the water’s edge of Pitts Bayou a distance of 145 feet, more or less, to a point North 64 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds West of the Point of Beginning; thence South 64 degrees 53 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 415 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel lying in and being a part of property conveyed to Ronald E. Tew by deed recorded in Bay County Official Records Book 279, Page 231. LESS AND EXCEPT the following: Commence at a point in the Northwesterly 100 foot right of way line of U. S. Highway 98, said point being 2879.3 feet Northeasterly (measured along said right of way line) from Point of Intersection of said right of way line with the South line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, Bay County, Florida; thence Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 200 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue Southwesterly along said right of way line a distance of 10 feet; thence North 73 degrees 51 minutes West a distance of 287.0 feet, more or less; thence Northeasterly a distance of 10 feet, more or less, to existing survey stake; thence South 73 degrees 51 minutes East a distance of 288.4 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel lying in and being a part of property conveyed to Ronald E. Tew by deed recorded in Bay County Official Records Book 279, Page 231. together with all equipment, fixtures, and other articles of personal property located, attached or affixed thereon. Property #2: Commencing at a point on the Northwesterly R/W line of the 100 foot R/W of U.S. Highway No. 98, which is 1684.2 feet Northeasterly from the intersection of said R/W line with the South boundary line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West; thence run N 51 degrees 02 minutes W, perpendicular to said Highway No. 98, a distance of 352 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the tract being described; thence run N 38 degrees 58 minutes E, 100 feet (this line being 7 feet Northwesterly from a tin house located on the adjoining property); thence run N 51 degrees 02 minutes W, 157.5 feet to the water’s edge of St. Andrews Bay; thence run Southwesterly along the margin and water’s edge of St. Andrews Bay 102.3 feet, more or less, to a point that bears N 51 degrees 02 minutes W of the Point of Beginning; thence run S 51 degrees 02 minutes E, 137 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying and being a part of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, Bay County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point in the Northwesterly right-of-way line of the 100 foot right-of-way of United States Highway No. 98 which is 1684.2 feet Northeasterly from the intersection of said right-of-way line with the South boundary line of Section 24, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, thence continuing along said right-of-way line a distance of 125 feet, thence at an angle of 90 degrees to the left a distance of 515 feet, more or less, to the waters of St. Andrew’s Bay, thence Southwesterly along the margin and water’s edge of St. Andrew’s Bay to a point North 51 degrees 02 minutes West of the Point of Beginning, thence South 51 degrees 02 minutes East 489 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning, with all riparian rights, together with all furniture and furnishings located on the above described premises. Reserving and excepting from said tract of land an easement, interest and right to be used for street, roadway, water line, power line, and sewer main purposes, and for any other utility purposes not constituting a nuisance to the abutting property owners, over, across and along a strip of land 25 feet wide off the Northeast side of said tract and 365 feet long, measuring Northwesterly and paralleling the Northeast boundary line of said tract and from said United States Highway No. 98; which said easement, interest and right, together with a like, similar and equal easement, interest and right, over, across and along the twenty-five (25) feet strip of land and three hundred sixty-five (365) feet in length and joining and abutting the above described strip on the Northeasterly side thereof, is hereby given, granted and dedicated, forever, to the use and benefit of the above named grantees, their heirs and assigns, of any of the above described tract abutting on the strip of land subject to said easement, and to all holders and owners, during such time as they may be holders and owners in the future, of the fee to any part or portion of the land abutting on and adjacent to said 50 feet by 365 feet strip of land over which said easement is dedicated. Said easement, interest and right over and across all or any part of said 50 feet by 365 feet strip can be cancelled only by the joint action and deed of all the owners of the land adjacent to and abutting on the said strip, on the date of such deed, over which said easement is hereby dedicated. together with all equipment, fixtures, and other articles of personal property located, attached or affixed thereon. At the time of the sale, the successful bidder, other than the plaintiff, shall post with the Special Master by certified check a deposit equal to ten percent (10%) of the final bid, with the balance to be paid by certified check to the Special Master within twenty-four (24) hours after the sale. The successful bidder will pay for and affix any documentary stamps or taxes required for recordation of the Special Master’s Deed. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, must file a claim with the Special Master within sixty (60) days after the sale. Please check with the Special Master within ten (10) days after the sale to determine whether there is additional money from the foreclosure sale. Persons with a disability who need special accommodations must notice the individual signed below not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding which is the subject of this notice to ensure that reasonable accommodations are available. WITNESS my and official seal this 23rd day of March, 2015. /s/ L. A. Mavgarden, III Louis A. Maygarden, III, Esq., Special Master appointed by the U. S. District Court For the Northern District of Florida in the above-styled action Special Master Address Information: 226 Palafox Place, 9th Floor Pensacola, FL 32502 850-434-2411 tmaygarden@shellflem March 26, 2015 April 2, 9, 16, 2015 97720Notice of Public SaleProperty of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self-Storage Act, Section 83.801 .et seq. All items will be sold or otherwise disposed of at this site on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 10:00 AM . At the address listed below: CASH ONLY, all goods will be sold in “AS IS” condition. All items or spaces may not be available at sale. UNIT/NAME/UNIT CONTENTS 041 Himber M Orellana Household Goods 258 Shirley Tuttle Household Goods T007 Willard B Whittaker; 2005 Chevy 2500HD, VIN# 1GCHC23U45F895680 037 Willard B Whittaker Household Goods BL588 Talena Welsh 1981 Olds, VIN# 1G3AX69YXBM196066 Surfside Storage Inc. 323 Alf Coleman Rd. Panama City Beach, FL 32407 850-233-5505 March 26, April 3, 2015 97732 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14001517CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY C. JONES, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JEFFREY C. JONES and PELAGIA A. JONES RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1807 RHODE ISLAND AVE, LYNN HAVEN, FL 32444-4163 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in BAY County, Florida: Lots 13 and 14, in Block A-58, Lynn Haven, according to the plat thereof, in the Public Records of Bay County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2727 West Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED: March 18, 2015 Bill Kinsaul Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Sharon Chambers Deputy Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion noticed has been made or that, because of time consideration, such effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5327 Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-9558771 Email: AD A Request@jud14.flcourts. org PH # 56887 March 26, April 2, 2015 97736 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of: Simpli Coaching located at 7137 Melissa Elaine Drive, in the County of Bay, in the City of Panama City Beach, Florida, 32407 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Panama City Beach, Florida, this 24th day of March, 2015. Simpli, LLC Pub: March 26, 2015 97738PUBLIC NOTICENOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE Notice is hereby given of the intent of the Board of County Commissioners of Bay County to consider the enactment of an ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 21, ARTICLE II, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS REGARDING THE PARTICIPATING PAVING PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.” beginning at 9:00 a.m., during the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 , in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bay County Government Center, 840 West 11th Street, Panama City, Florida. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings. For that purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The ordinance may be inspected during normal business hours at the County Administration offices, 840 West Eleventh Street, Panama City. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County’s Administrative Office at (850) 248-8140 at least 48 hours prior to the date of the hearing. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA Pub: March 26, 2015


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page D3 I am seeking an Office Manager/ Accountant/ or Manager position full time. I had the same employer for 12 years and seeking position with benefits. Over 20 years accounting and 15 years management experience. Email me at for a copy of my resume or call me at 850-265-5793. -Mike Admin/ClericalCirculation Office AssistantThe News Herald is hiring a full-time Circulation Assistant. The position is responsible to assist with the recording and maintenance of all audit records for the newspaper, assist with providing reports and statistics on home delivery and single copy sales as required, and to provide the data requirements of the circulation and other departments for Halifax Northwest Florida properties. Candidates need 2 years of general office experience, exceptional computer skills and superior knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access, ability to multi task and self organizer, ability to do routine work for long periods. Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. is required. The News Herald offers a competitive benefit package including paid vacation and sick leave, health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) Plan, etc. Email resume to Eleanor Hypes, Human Resources Director, at Candidate hired pending pre-employment background check and drug screen. Web ID#: 34316048 Lookingforanewentrepreneurshipopportunity? 1133556 NewspaperSubscriptionSalesThePanamaCityNewsHeraldislookingforenergeticindividualstoworkwithlocal storestosellandmarketthenewspaperstonewsubscribers. Therightpersonwillhavetheabilitytotailoraexiblescheduletomeethisorherneeds. Limitedpositionsavailable.Sellforoneoftheareasmostdistinguishedbusiness'. Perfectopportunityforretirees,homemakers,collegestudents, andsomeoneneedinga2ndjob! Noexperiencenecessary,fulltrainingprovided.-Unusuallyhighcommissions -Weeklybonusincentives -Prizesandmoreprizes -BeyourownbossMakeanextra$600-$1000amonthpart-time!SteveFristoe CirculationManager 850-747-5061| What'sinitforyou? NOWHIRINGApply10am-3pm atDeliveryEntrance Applyafter5pm atFrontEntrance Monday-Friday STEAKPIT®ALL DEPARTMENTS9527FrontBeachRoad PanamaCityBeachEOEM/F/D/V®1141187 Human ResourcesHR Assistant, Part-timeThe News Herald is seeking a part-time human resources assistant. The position will handle routine filing, assist job candidates and new hires with required paperwork, process information in UltiPro (HR Software system) and using a variety of internet-based resources. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, using the Internet and able to learn new software. Also must be able to maintain confidentiality. Typically the position will work 15-20 hours/week, with no weekends or holidays. The ideal candidate will be able to work four to five days/week; some flexibility can be arranged for specific days or hours. Requirements: Strong computer skills with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent communication and customer service skills for both internal and external customers. Ability to take direction well and to work with some autonomy. Education to include at least a high school diploma. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to We are a dedicated EOE employer, committed to a diverse workplace. Successful candidates will require a pre-employment drug screen, criminal history, and work background check. No phone calls please. Web ID 34316498 Install/Maint/RepairPress OperatorThe News Herald in Panama City, Florida, home of the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches,” is looking for an entry-level press operator. No experience is necessary, but must have great work history, be self-motivated, disciplined and be a team player. Ability to use a computer is helpful. We will train the right person in this rapidly advancing, high tech field. The position is full time and includes night and weekend work. The News Herald offers a competitive benefit package including 401(k), paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Send your resume to . Interviews will be scheduled at a later time. Drug-Free Workplace, EOE Web ID#: 34304256 Install/Maint/TechnicianD&G Is Looking For Dedicated Marine Electronics TechniciansDuties include: Installation & repair of marine communication & navigation equipment Must have strong computer & IT skills Ability to interface marine & associated equipment Successful candidates must pass drug screening, be eligible for a TWIC card & have a clear driving record. Please submit your resume to Web ID#: 34316915 ADOPT:Successful Musician & Doting Mom Yearns for 1st baby.~Katherine & Mike~ 1-800-552-0045Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Found off Highpoint. Large Red Dog, very friendly, no collar, Call to identify 850-914-9557 Alternative To BoardingHouse N PetSitting Svs. Licensed Bonded 265-0278 Beautiful Shih-Tzu Pups . CKC reg. Home raised, health cert. Parents on site. Vet checked. $475 850-774-8038 Brown Suede leather couch, $190. Over sized Rocker recliner, beige $50. GE Stove/oven, electric, 2yrs old, stainless/ black, $150. Comm. Stainless steel table $150. Kenmore Lg Wine cooler $125. 334-695-2949 text FL16822 to 56654 Buy & SellUsed Furniture 850-872-9544 or www .visit Dining room off white china cab, table w/leaf, 6 chairs $350. Decorated Foyer table w/marble top $200. Lt oak dresser w/ hutch , nightstand & desk -Great for kids room $250. Queen mat & box springs w/frame, $75, 4 frontage pool loungers $50. 850-624-4900 or 850-271-1027 text FL16680 to 56654 One Queen sized Sofa sleeper w/innerspring mattress, beige paid $900 asking $300, Like new condition. 850-481-1677 text FL16685 to 56654 Remington 22 . Cal rifles $250, 3 Winchester rifles, 30-30 cal, pre 64 $600-$850, Browning Bar 300 WM. exc. cond. $1200, Ruger M-77, 25-06 with Bi-pod, scope and ammo $475, Weatherby over/under 12 GA. Athena IV model with ammo $1200. Several Black Powder muzzle loaders, Thompson, 54. cal and 45. cal $300 each with plenty of black powder stuff to go with it, Two rifle cabinets, 6 guns each, $75. All prices negotiable, cash only, lots of other stuff, just ask, must sell, moving to new location. Moonlight Bay, PCB 270-766-2525 Burn Barrells , $25/each or 2/$40. Call 624-1729 Craftsman table saw 10” exc. cond. $250, Shaper W/heads $200, 2 Civil War Swords, one calvary, and one wrist breaker, $700 each. One WWII Japanese battle sword, $500, Barrister Book case, very old in good shape, $600, Authentic WWII Liberty ship hatch cover desk, very nice $950. All prices negotiable, cash only, lots of other stuff, just ask, must sell, moving to new location, Moonlight Bay, PCB 270-766-2525 text FL15841 to 56654 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDWill buy sealed, unexpired boxes (850)710-0189 Garden Leisure Spa, seats 4 w/lounger, cover, Good condition $800. (6) 5 pc settings Lenox-Eternal w/veg bowl, (6) Holiday plates & tray, salt N pep, (2) Candleabras & 3 cond. dishes $350, Waterford crystal-Lismore, 4 wine, 2 water, 1 flute $175. Vintage bond fine China L& M -Pompadour rose w/gold trim set of 12 5-pc settings w/ serving pieces $325. 850-271-1027 or 850-624-4900 text FL16679 to 56654 Need to Sell ASAP 2 Lots at Evergreen, 12-c, Garden of Christus. Retails $8000, will take $5,000. 850-628-9104 txtFL16011 to 56654 Tandem crypt at Kent Forest Memoria lretails 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 AccountingAccounts Payable AccountantGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Accounts Payable Accountant at Career Source Gulf Coast Center, located at 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Through Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. For more information visit our website at www . Equal Opportunity Employer Web ID#: 34316871 Acct/FinanceBilling ClerkBusy medical billing office needs billing clerk; Full Time;M-F. Excellent benefit package including health insurance, competitive salary. Knowledge of insurance processing and payment posting required. Send resumes to Blind Box 3629 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#:34316810 Admin/ClericalReceptionistMedical experience preferred. Send resume to CEO 767 Airport Rd Panama City, FL32405 EOE Web ID# 34315299 Food Svs/HospitalityNow Hiring!!!Front Desk/Security11pm-7am shift. Apply in person 7am-3 pm Palmetto Inn & Suites 17255 Front Beach Road. PCB. Web ID#: 34316875 Bldg Const/ Skilled TrConstruction SuperintendentHighly-experienced luxury residential supt 15 yrs min exp as supt w project resume +10,000SF. Project location Thomas/Brooks Counties, GA. Detailed resume to humanresources@hedrick Web ID#: 34316402 Bldg Const/TradesTig Welders and Pipe Fitters1st Class -$20.00/hour at Pipe Fabrication Company. Apply in person M-F, 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Dr, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP -benefits. Web ID#: 34313844 Food Svs/HospitalityNow HiringPier Park Olive Garden Dishwashers Line CooksApply in person 15701 Panama City Beach Pkwy between 2-4pm Mon-Thurs or anytime online at www areers Web ID#: 4315259 GeneralStanley SteemerFTcarpet cleaners 401k & Paid Holidays & Training. Clean FLDL 21 yrs + Background Check, DFWP. at 3217 W. Hwy 390 or email: charles.barbour@ steemer .com Web ID#: 34316099 HospitalityHoliday Inn Resort NOW HIRINGAdmin Svc Mgr & Reservation AgentsMust have excellent cust. svc. skills Ben. & comp. pay. Apply at HR, 11127 Front Bch Rd., PCB, FL 32407, or recruiter@paradisefound.c om EOE/ DFWP Web ID#: 34316746 Install/Maint/RepairACCOUNT ANT Experience in full General Ledger, receivables, collections and bank reconciliations. Windows XP, Excel & exp with AccPac a plus. Accounting degree or equivalent exp. Management experience preferred. Excellent benefits, including health, dental, 401k, & 24 paid days off in first year. Apply in person to Seaside Community Development Corp. Human Resources, 121 Central Square, 2nd floor (enter next to Pizitz Home & Cottage). Email to or fax to 850-231-6110. Drug Free Workplace/EOE www Web ID 34316676 Install/Maint/RepairFork Lift MechanicExp preferred, willing to train. Call for interview 850-763-3098 Web Id 34316881 Install/Maint/RepairAuto Body Techneeded @ Factory Spec. Collision in PCB. Great atmosphere, Good benefits, steady work flow. Send resume to or call Kyle 826-2492 Web ID#:34316551 Install/Maint/Repair Full Time Housekeeping Supervisor Property management company on the E end of 30A is looking for a FT housekeeping supervisor. Salary (DOE) plus benefits. Please fax (850-231-2420) or email your resume to nestor@emeraldwa Web ID#:34316555 Install/Maint/RepairHVAC Service TechPd vacation & holidays. Med Ins, Retirement. DFWP. EOE. Tarpon Dock Air Conditioning (850) 785-9568 Web ID#: 34314591 Medical/HealthExp Medical Biller2 + yrs of exp req’d Competitive wages & benefits offered. Submit inquiries Web ID 34301365 Install/Maint/RepairJoe Hudson’s Collision Center Is Now Hiring An Experienced Auto Body TechnicianPlease apply in person at 2625 West 23rd Panama City, FL 32405 Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Web ID#: 34316106 Logistics/TransportATTENTION!Driver Trainees Needed Now!No experience necessary Needs entry-level semi drivers. Premium equipment & excellent benefits. Call Today! 1-800-709-7364 Web ID#: 34314325 Logistics/TransportDelivery/ Warehouse HelperExperience preferred. Required basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical. Must have valid drivers license and be able to work Monday-Saturday Call for more details. 850-785-6184 Web ID#: 34316911 Logistics/TransportCDL Drivers & Diesel MechanicCompetitive pay and benefits. Apply in person at Mr. Trash 550 2nd Ave, Panama City Beach, FL. No phone calls. Web ID#: 34316117 Medical/HealthEHR/ Meaningful Use/ Risk Management ComplianceFull time position available. Two years medical experience required. Send resume to: CEO, 767 Airport Rd Panama City, FL 32405 EOE Web ID# 34316459 Medical/HealthLisenby Retirement CenterP ositions A vailable (Part Time:) *RN (PRN) *CNA *Cook(weekends required) *Dietary Aide (weekends required) Apply at 1400 West 11th Street, Panama City Web ID#:34316900 Medical/HealthFull Time CDA (Certified Dental Assistant)PanCare of Florida, Inc. is seeking a full-time CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) for our busy Panama City clinic. Competitive Pay DOE, health benefits and retirement savings plan available. Please email resume to or fax to 850-872-4131. or fax to 850-872-4131 Web ID#: 34316409 Medical/HealthMedical AsstFTfor busy multi doctors office. Must be a team player, dependable, able to multi-task. Computer exp & med term req. Fax resume 850-785-3490 or Web ID#: 34316561 Other Administrative Opening Available & All Field Positions For Surveying CrewNo experience needed 850-231-6300 Web ID#: 34316096 Medical/HealthMedical Biller/ CollectorDuties include but not limited to: billing, follow up on unpaid/denied insurance claims, secondary insurance filing, monthly statements to patients, turning unpaid accounts over to collections, insurance verification, understanding of insurance contracts. Experience required. Send resumes to Blind Box 3663 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34316523 Medical/HealthMedical ReceptionistFull time, hard working, dependable, team player with excellent communication skills wanted for busy multi-doctors office. Medical office experience in registration, and insurance verification preferred. Fax resume to 785-3490 or email: hiringmedicalreception Web ID#: 34316568 Medical/HealthSubstance Abuse CounselorNeeded for licensed outpatient narcotic treatment program in Panama City area. Fast-paced, progressive environment, duties include: screening, intake, assessment, case management and individual counseling. Hours: Monday thru Friday 5:30am-1:30pm. Please e-mail resumes to:pcp or fax resume to: 850-769-5691 Web ID#: 34316451 OtherPool CleanerDrivers License required with good driving record. Apply at Pool-Tech Services 3400 B Hwy 77. No phone calls Web ID#: 34316362 SalesSales RepImmediate position 5+ yrs exp Salary & benefits Call 850-225-3653 Web ID#: 34316924 Variety of Tractor ServicesAt a competitive price. If you are in need of any kind of tractor work. Call or TextKen at 258-0127.For more information please see my website at !ActionTree.NetBest Prices in Town Lic/Insured, Firewood Call/Text 850-527-7017 Any Time Tree Removal!Lic./Ins. w/ workers comp. 10% off for March 850-628-0930Text FL15239 to 56654 Baker’s Tree Service 30yrs Exp. 20% Off Most Bids Firewood also avail. 814-4198 Oriental MassagePanama City Beach Shiatsu/Swedish 850-832-4790 #MA62742 COLE’S PAINTINGPressure Washing. 774-1291 Text FL16155 to 56654 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 Affordable RoofingFree estimates! 850-596-2138 Lic#RC 29027242Text FL96565 to 56654 Creamer’s Tree ServiceCall Jason @ (850)832-9343 Pavers, Stone, Waterfalls, Landscaping ,Property Cleanup850-358-1417 Tony’s Lawn Service Spring Clean-Ups and Lawn acct’s wanted! Call 850-265-4684 txt FL15027 to 56654 T’s Lawn Service Comm. & Res Lawn Maint, Flower Beds, Trim & Pruning, Leaf pickup 20% Senior Disc, Lic’d & Ins. Free Est 850-867-1927. text FL15061 to 56654 YARDEDGE 625-3942 MOW & TRIM Palms/Hedges/Sod Cleanups & Haul-Offs Call 596-6293,Lic&Ins 10% Military DiscountLan’s Massage 2518 Hwy 77 Lynn Haven 890-8482lic#mm32958 Best Oriental Massage Health & Harmony Nice Professional QUALITYTOUCH! 914-9177.Lic #9026 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 Call Tjs Lawn Care For Professional Lawn Care Services. Reasonalbe Rates, Free Estimates, 850-819-0635 Complete Lawn Care Senior & Milit ary Disc. Call Steven: 850-624-8798 Cell 850-235-2212 Office Mr. Green LawncareBest value in Total Lawn Care & Landscaping. Lic/Ins. Free Est. 850-625-1538 Take Care Of Your Loved OnesIn Your Home, Refs, 34 Years Exp,850-960-1917 .« SEATILE« Tile & Wood All Types of Tiles & Wood Flooring installed. Bath & Kitchens Too! Free Est: Kenneth « 850-532-4251« BJ’s Home Maintenance & Handyman Services Is your house letting you down? Let BJ giver you a lift. Over 30 yrs experience. 850-381-3443 Home Repairs Any Job Large or Small Kitchens, Baths, New Installs, Paint, Tile, & Woodrot. Free Estimates Robert 850-832-7972 Home ImprovementsBy Sam Repairs, Doors, Wood Rot, Fences, Paint, Roofs Credit Cards Accepted (850)348-0207 WHITE’S CONCRETEServing Bay Est.’94 Licensed/Insured Driveway Specialists 874-1515 / 896-6864 Accept Credit Cards DLAllen ConstructionHome improvements, Pressure Cleaning, LicL1500014115 & Ins.FREE ESTIMATES 850-774-3058 Bill W Hash Remodeling/ ConsultingA Master Craftsman w/ 33 yrs exp. Call 850-890-7569 txt FL00734to 56654 CAREGIVERCaring & Compassionate Experienced CNA 850-708-5435 Filling The Gap When You Can’tNon-medical care in your home/hospital setting. Exc. Ref. 24yrs Med Exp. (850)814-9751 or 814-1967 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.


CLASSIFIEDSPage D4 | The News Herald | Thursday, March 26, 2015 1140530 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: to make an appointment to see this property. Home For Sale By OwnerTapestry Park Home 4bd/3ba 2801 SF Beautiful 2 story Home on corner lot Family rooms up and downstairs Kitchen w/granite counter tops Stainless appliances, custom cabinets Large Pantry, Master Bath w/his and her closets, His and her vanities, Separate Shower, Jetted tub, 10’ceilings downstairs 9’ ceilings upstairs, Teak wood floors throughout except bedrooms, Rear Double car garage entrance, Fenced landscaped back yard, Club house w/ pool, tennis and basketball courts Beautiful large club house 320 Coral Gables Street Panama City Beach, 32407 $449,000 Call 850.588.2562 Cust Svc/Client Care Big Willy’s Blue Island Latitude 29(Pier Park)Now HiringFor Swimwear & Clothing StoresFull & Part Time Great starting pay No exp. necessary (we will train) Employee discount Call Terri for appt 850-234-6278 or email Web ID 34316771 Food Svs/HospitalityBud & Alley’s RestaurantNow HiringRated one of Florida’s Top 20 Restaurants and Golden Spoon award winner. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, with a premium clientele and some of the best gratuities on the Gulf Coast. Fun friendly and professional atmosphere Great pay, benefits, & good hoursNow Hiring: ALL POSITIONS Front and Back of the HouseWe are located 25 minutes from PCB & Destin on Hwy 30A, Seaside. Apply in person 11:30a-5pm Ask for a Manager Web ID#: 34314598 Other Emerald Falls 8602 Thomas Dr. Cobra Adventure Park 9323 Front Bch Rd.Taking ApplicationsSpring, Summer Full & Part Time Seasonal & Year Round *Shift Supervisors *Ride Attendants *Arcade Attendants *Cashiers *Maintenance Pick up applications at Emerald Falls or Cobra Adventure Park Web ID:34312113 Quality AssuranceQuality Assurance Manager/ Assistant ManagerQuality Assurance Manager/ Asst Manager at Pipe Fabrication Company. Quality Control Exp with Pipe Welds & ASME Codes REQUIRED. Must have a valid DL. Apply in person M-F from 8-2 at 6513 Bayline Drive, Panama City, FL 32404 850-763-4834 EOE/ DFWP Benefits Web ID#: 34314407 Sales/Business DevClassic RentalsNow hiring lot employee. Apply at 13226 Front Beach Rd or call 235-1519 Web Id 34316455 Sales/Bus DevSales ClerkNeeded for Airport Gift Shop. Must have: HS Diploma or GED, Customer Serv Skills, Cash Handling & Credit Card Proc Exp, Basic Comp Skills, 6 mos Sales Exp, Flexible Schedule a must. Employee must be willing to learn and must be able to pass Drug Screen and FBI Check. Send resume to: MIS 7622 McElvey Rd PCB, FL 32409 or fax to: 850-233-6837 Web ID#: 34316745 Sales/Business DevExperienced• Managers •Asst Managers •Sales PersonnelHeatwave & Purple Haze Now Hiring FT/PT-year round. Great pay. Major medical, vision, & dental. Great work environment. Apply at 10015 Front Beach Rd. Or fax to 850-234-9911 Web ID#: 34312589 Sales/Business DevManagers & Lot SalesRent Motorcycles at the beach, year round w/ great pay. Starts at $10 -$18/hr plus bonuses. Apply in person California Cycle 13416 Front Bch Rd PCB 233-1391 Web ID#: 34316426 Skilled TradesPest/Termite Control TechnicianOpenings at Buzz Woodham Pest Mgmt, a 27 year old well established Company providing an excellent family work environment. Pay above average for industry and excellent benefits package. Experience preferred but will train the right person for long term employment. Confidentiality assured for those currently employed. Must have clean driving record. Extensive background checks. Apply M-F 10-2 9900 Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL Web ID#: 34316795 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here -Get FAA approved Aviation hands on training. Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Medical Office Assistant! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training can get you job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-528-5547 Whse w/office & docks 2500-5000-7500 up to 20k sqft 850-785-3031panamacitywarehouse.netBrokers Protected 1-4 Br Apts, Duplex’s & homes. Many locations Some inc water & W/D hkp, $425-$895 mo. No dogs.763-3401 Text FL11611 to 56654 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. 2Bd 2.5 Ba Townhouse w/ Garage in gated community. W/D. 2 pools, clubhouse,1 Yr Lease, No Pets $1000 mo+Dep 770-235-4384 3BD 1BA Far West End 1400 Sq Ft Block House 1 year Lease, No Pets, $900/Month First/Last + $500 Dep 513 Dolphin Dr. 850-596-1984 2/1 Shaded lotNew floors, nice area, Near TAFB $630/mo + dep850-2655363 text FL16430 to 56654 Forest Park area : 1201 Emory Drive, 1812sf, 3br/2ba, lg family rm, office, new kitchenappl., fenced bckyd, lg storage bldg, $1000mo + 500 dep. Call 850-2573701 Homes for Rent Retired Military, DoD & Tyndall Contractors On Base housing at Tyndall AFB is now available! 2 BR $1100 3 BR $1175 Utilities included Contact Balfour Beatty at 844-334-0962 for more information Panama City 3bed 2bath w/Pool. Newly Upgraded. $1150mo + Dep 850-258-2984 txt FL16299 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 145 Hombre CircleBeautifully redesigned home, approx 2300sf, complete with heated pool, 3br/2ba, Many updates. Tile trough out. Golf cart, garage door, tankless water heater, $389,9k. (270) 791-0199 to see the move in ready home. 5 BR -2.5 BA with POOL $339K -MLS 627121 2913 Briarcliff Rd PC, FL Holli Persall ,Realtor ERA Neubauer Real Estate 850 866-8195 4br WATERFRONT! Pool, Boat lift, Dock 8412 Lydia LanePCB $799K -MLS 627256 310 34TH CT $264,900MLS#629525 3BD/2.5BA, Custom Built, Pool, Screened Porch, Sunroom, Hot Tub, Workshop, & MORE! Call Valerie Holt-Broker 5028 Kendrick St.Mins. to TAFB, remodeled, new roof, paint, carpet, SS appl., $78,900. 850 832 1838 3/2.5 Townhouse1 car gar. across street from Navy Base. Pool, Workout room. $140K Call Jennifer Bowman, Prudential Shimmering Sands 850-258-1509 Bayside 3br 1½ ba 811 De Gama Huge Price Reduction! 1,800 sqft, huge yards! MLS 620116 Colleen Dietrich Keller Williams Realty 850-814-7298 Beautiful Executive Home3635 Preserve Blvd 4 br/4 ba in a gated water front community. 4 br/4 ba, 18 ft ceilings, stainless appliances, 3 car garage, pool and covered patio $649,000 MLS 627265 Colleen Dietrich Keller Williams Realty Cell 850-814-7298 Guardianship Sale w/ inground pool, near Tyndall. 3br/2ba, patio, screened porch, all tile floors. All appliances stay, along w/ garden tools. A must see home to appreciate the quality, located at 7506 Linda Lane, off Star Ave South. $172,600. Call Jim Garrett Realty Inc. 1-850-579-2656 or 1-850-718-5411. Toll free 1-800-476-4904 Hurry!!! Won’t last long Text FL19612 to 56654 Lynn Haven College Point 4bd/2ba Fireplace, 2 car garage, screened rear porch, hardwood floors, living rm. Master Bdrm, $240,000 Call 850-532-0619 or 706-814-7345 txt FL15188 to 56654 Move-In Ready!4br/3.5Ba, separate master suite, Spacious home 2852 sq. ft. Large Open Concept Kitchen, New Roof, 2304 W Game Farm Rd close to Lynn Haven & Panama City, $220,000 Call 850-588-2562 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 St Andrews , Spacious 1430sf 2br/2ba , New Paint, New Roof, All appl., Garage, laundry, W/D, $125,000. Call 901-831-6089 WATERFRONT!Almost 1 ACRE on Pratt Bayou. 3BR 2bath. Hardwood floors. Waterviews from master BR, formal dining & eat in kitchen. FP, dbl garage. Boat from your own backyard! $249,900 O’Keefe & Wainwright Realtors 785-8746 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 HUGE WEST END CONDO SPLASH $515,000Three balconies on GULF-Low Floor Never rented, “lock-out’ 2 br/2 ba plus efficiency. 1700 sq. ft w/indoor water park; arcade; Pier Park only 2 mi away. Michael Jones w/Sterling Realty 850-865-8006 or Remy Cooksey w/Pelican Realty 850-814-3344 $675 DownPontiac Grand Prix 02. 0% interest. $4200 9a-9p. Daylight Auto Fin 850-215-1769 DLR 675 DOWN02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900. Daylight Auto Fin. 2816 W HWY 98 850-215-1769 2005 Cadillac Sedan Deville, exc condition, low miles, dealer maintained, power everything. Price $6995. PCB 270-766-2525 Text FL69981 to 56654 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL, immaculate cond., leather, only 34K miles, value priced at $11,495 -850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2008 Toyota Solara, one owner, low miles, well maintained, value priced at $9,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2009 Mercedes Benz CLK 35015,000 mi, Like new, one owner, retail price $22,500. Asking $17,500. Must see! Make offer! 850-763-1017 txt FL16258 to 56654 Parker 5110 Rachelle Circle, March 27-28 Fri.-Sat. 7am-1pmGigantic 5 Family SaleAntiques, Tools, Furn., Everything from A-Z! text FL16848 to 56654 Southport 7416 Sale Blvd. Thurs, Fri & Sat, March 26th, 27th & 28th. 8am-2pmYard SaleText FL16173 to 56654 Youngstown: 14205 Hwy 231, (2 miles North from Youngstown on 231) Friday and Saturday, 7am 2pmHuge Sale4 push mowers, household, clothing, tools, wrought iron Etagere w/heavy bevelled glass, light tan loveseat leather, crafts, 10yrs accumulation. text FL16997 to 56654 LH 205 Mosley Drive (Behind New Wave Ministries) Saturday March 28th 10am-3pmEstate SaleFurniture, Art work, Decorative items & clothing, No Early Birds text FL16950 to 56654 Southport : (Sand Hills) 13710 Sunrise Lane. (White Western Lake) Sat & Sun, 8-2 Go N. Hwy 77, 8 miles turn left on Crooked Ln. go exactly 1 mile to Sandy Rd. turn right (dirt rd) go until road curves to left, Sale will be on the right.Rain or Shine Antique Sale/Yard SaleSigns, 1900 6’Solid Oak Table w/6chairs & 3 leaves, 50’s soda fountain bar, 1940 popcorn machine, barber chair, general advert. items, cast iron tubs, pool table, kneeboards, windows, 5ft x 8ft mahagony doors, Const. items, Too Much to List. Text FL59457 to 56654 Callaway 310 Cardiff Ct. (South on Star Ave., left on Yellow Bluff, right on Courtford, right on Cardiff Ct.) Saturday March 28th at 8am-1pmMulti Family Yard SaleClearing out 20 years of stuff! text FL17039 to 56654 Old Forest Park: 1205 Emory Dr. Off Lindenwood/Airport March 26th & 27th Thurs 7-3, Fri 7-??GARAGE SALEKids/Adults jeans, WM shorts, shoes, handbags, Spongebob bedspread, games, books, rugs, Household items, bean bag, dog beds, new craft items, jewelry bags, casserole caddy, thunder shirts for dogs, hedge trimmers. THINKING OF HAVING A GARAGE SALE?Give the News Herald classified department a call and you’re in Business! Aquick, convenient call connects you to a whole community of customers eager to examine the items you wish to see clothes, bikes, baby items, tools, you name it! Place your ad today, it’s easy, it’s economical and it’s fun! Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Call Classified today 747-5020. If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020 SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020


CLASSIFIEDSThursday, March 26, 2015 | The News Herald | Page D5 NEWLESSTHANUSED *W.A.C.PlusTax,tag&fees.AllRebatesappliedincludingActive/Retired Military,Va luedOwnerorCompetitiveOwner,andBonusCash. 641W.15thStreet(Hwy.98),PanamaCity,FL32401€ Bay 850.785.1591 BRANDNEW2015HYUNDAIAlloys,Bluetooth,Automatic, Cruise,PowerWin&Locks,Tilt, Sat.Radiow/CD Alloys,RearViewCamera,HeatedSeats,Bluetooth, Automatic,FogLights $2 5 ,98 8 BRANDNEW2015HYUNDAIACCENTGLS $ 1 4 , MPG37 0 APR for 66 Mos. Available On Select Models % SO N A T A SE $ 1 7 , $ , 98 8 BRANDNEW2015HYUNDAI ELANTRASE Alloys,Automatic, PowerWin&Locks, Sat.Radiow/CD, Tilt,Cruise ONLY MPG38 BRANDNEW2015HYUNDAISAN T A FE SPO R T Automatic,Power Windows&Locks, w/CD BRANDNEW2015HYUNDAIVELOSTER Automatic,Alloys, Bluetooth,Sat.Radio w/CD,PwrWin& Locks ONLY $ 1 6 , ONLY BRANDNEW LOADED 2015HYUNDAISONATAHYBRID $6 ,00 0 OFF!PanaramicSunroof,Nav,Alloys, Bluetooth,Leather,&MuchMore!Limited 88 8 OURBIGGESTHYUNDAISALEEVER!! 99 8 1 5 ON L Y 99 8 Sat.Radio1140576 1136433 1140532 1136432 1136434 2009 Nissan Murano LE, AWD, one owner, NAV, Sunroof, Leather, excellent cond., value priced at $14,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2011 Buick Lacrosse, one owner, warranty, NAV, backup camera, immaculate cond., asking $19,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2012 Acura TL, one owner, 26k miles, exceptional cond., warranty, asking $22,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2012 Lexus IS250, one owner, 21k miles, warranty, immaculate cond., asking $27,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2013 Cadillac CTS, one owner, 22K miles, immaculate, warranty, asking $24,795 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2010 Buick Enclave CXL, one owner, very low miles, certified warranty, well maintained, value priced at $21,995 -850-307-3476 ask for Jack Cadillac CTS, 2005, silver, Nice!! Only $6888! Call Peter 850-586-4640 Chevrolet Malbu LT 2013, 4dr AT, AC, All power, XM/AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth, Leather and cloth, factory warranty, Must See! $14,980. 850-265-3535 BAY DLR txt FL12300 to 56654 Chevy Corvette, 2004, Only 47k miles! Wow! Garage kept! Beautiful car! Amazing price! Call Chad Jenkins 850-250-6060 Chevy Impala LT, ‘06, auto, wood grain, pwr seat, $7,995! Call 850-250-5981. Chevy Impala LTZ, ‘11, Certified, leather, loaded, #419, $14,994! Call 850-250-5981. Chevy Malibu, 2003, local trade, non-smoker, lt tan, tan cloth, auto, cold air, alloys, CD, Only 80k miles! Nice car! Won’t last! $4888 Gary Fox 338-5257 Chrysler 300, 2005, Touring, lthr, auto, Excellent condition! $4999! Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 2006, local trade, lt tan, tan cloth, auto, all pwr, alloys, blk top, only 80k miles! Drop the top! $4788 Gary Fox 338-5257 Ford Five Hundred, 2006, local trade, silver, grey int, all pwr, auto, CD, Nice car! $5988 Gary Fox 338-5257 For Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans, Call Gary Fox @ Bay Mitsubishi 338-5257! Home of the $9888 OR LESS! Too many to put in the ads! Vehicles come in everyday and I’m HERE FOR YOU! Gary Fox 338-5257 Ford Focus SE, 2008, local trade, silver, blk int, auto, 4dr, all pwr, new tires, All the options! Only 80k miles! $7988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Ford Focus SE, 2013, 1 owner, non-smoker, blk, 2-tone lthr, auto, sunroof, all pwr, alloys, Only 20k miles! Under warranty! Beautiful car! $14,988 Gary Fox 338-5257 Ford Mustang, ‘14, auto, V6, power options, 17k mi, $19,995! Call 850-250-5981. Ford Mustang , 2008 GT500 Cobra, Silver black stripes (Elenor) 600hp, 31k miles Showroom Cond!! $38k. 850-624-8198 text FL15885 to 56654 GEM Small E2 New July 2014, solid doors, rear window, 2 fans, trunk back, total mileage 70 miles, $10,000. 850-481-8449 txt FL16260 to 56654 Hyundai Elantra GLS, 2013, Beautiful! In wonderful condition with less than 20k miles!! Under warranty and well cared for!! Lots of options! $15,998 Call Laura 850-348-1452 Hyundai Elantra Touring, 2012, hatchback, 1 owner, lthr, auto, sunroof, allpwr, alloys, htd seats. Beautiful! Only 34k miles! Under warranty!! $14,888 Gary Fox 338-5257 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 2013, Under warranty!only 32k miles, auto, htd seats, GREAT MPG! Financing available! $18,998 Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Hyundai Tiburon, 2003, Nice!! Great sports car! Only $5998! Call Peter 850-586-4640 Hyundai Veloster, ‘13, 3-door with hatchback, nice, $15,992! Call 850-250-5981 Infiniti G37 Sport, 2013, Hard top convertible! LOADED!! Beautiful car!! Call Chad Jenkins 850-250-6060 Lincoln MKX, 2011, lthr, sunroof, Only $15,998! Financing available! Call Tony Smith 850-851-6069 Lincoln Town Car, ‘09, loaded, only 57k miles, #559, $15,991! Call 850-250-5981 Mercedes -Benz CLK320 Conv, ‘03, leather, Bose stereo, $10,992! Call 850-250-5981. Mercedes C230 Sedan, 2006, local trade, silver, grey lthr, auto, sunroof, all pwr, alloys, Beautiful car! Hurry won’t last! $6888 Gary Fox 338-5257 Mercury Grand Marquis GS, ‘99, auto, V8, $4,992! Call 850-250-5981. Mini Cooper Convertible, 2014, white w/ black, auto, 30k miles, Excellent running & looking condition! Call Victor 850-348-1038 New 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage-5dr hatchback, auto, all pwr, CD, smart key, push button start, 100,000 miles warranty & 44MPG! Several to choose from! $14,888 Gary Fox 338-5257 Nissan Altima SL, 2012, blue, 39k miles, Excellent condition! Lthr, all pwr, sunroof, and more! Call Victor 850-348-1038 Suzuki Reno, 2008, 5dr, local trade, auto, all pwr, only 60k miles! Great on Gas! Hurry, $5998! Gary Fox 338-5257 One Stop Shop for all of your New and Pre-Owned Automobiles! More vehicles in stock than anyone else in Bay County! Call Chad Jenkins 850-250-6060 SE HABLA ESPANOLPASAPORTE OK NO CREDITO OK TROCAS/CARROS/SU V $300 ALMES EJEMPLOS: 02 Chevy Silverado 03 Chevy Silverado 02 Monte Carlo 04 Ford F150 02 Nissan Sentra PLUS 75 MORE DAYLIGHTAUTO FINANCING 2816 WESTHWY 98 PANAMACITY, FLORIDA32401 9 AM TO 9 PM 850-215-1769 Toyota Avalon, ‘14, loaded, only 3k miles, like new, #191, $34,991! Call 850-250-5981 Toyota Corolla CE, ‘06, auto, power options, $6,992! Call 850-250-5981 Toyota Corolla LE 2014 4dr AT, A/C, PW, Eco, AM/FM/CD, Bluetooth, One owner, Clean Carfax, Toyota warranty 17k miles, Sale price $14,980 850-265-3535 Bay DLR txt FL13779 to 56654 Toyota Solara Convertible 2005; SLE V6 automatic. New body style, All power. Leather. Pearl white with black top. Beautiful car! Only 38k mi. $10,980 850-265-3535 BAY txt FL12301 to 56654 Volkswagen New Beetle Conv., ‘10, auto, leather, 18k mi, $16,991. Call 850-250-5981. $775 DownFord Explorer 03. 0% interest. $5500 9a-9p. Daylight Auto Finance. 850-215-1769 DLR $975 DownDodge Durango 05. 0% interest. $9500 9a-9p. Daylight Auto Fin 850-215-1769 DLR 2005 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition, DVD, LTHR, NAV, one owner, asking $9,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2009 Jeep Wrangler, 54k miles, new top & tires, exceptional cond., asking $18,995 850-307-3476 ask for Jack 2009 Chevy HHR, LS Flame red w/ tan interior, brand new, all automatic, 4 new tires, lady private owner, $9,900 OBO. Call Laurie 8am-11am 850-960-2004 txt FL16816 to 56654 Acura MDX, ‘05, leather, loaded, must see, $7,993! Call 850-250-5981 Acura RDX, 2012, All the amenities plus great gas mileage! 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New Research On Peanut Allergies Healing Herbs: Cookbook has remedies Study Finds Link Between Fast Food Consumption, Low Test Scores APRIL 2015


EAT YOUR EAT YOUR SPROUTS By Melissa Erickson More Content Now A new food trend is literally sprouting up in grocery aisles: sprouted grains and bread, rice, muf ns and other products made from them. Popular in the s for their nutritional value, sprouted grains are edging again into the mainstream. To nd out just what sprouted grains are and what the health bene ts of eating them may be, registered dietician Kelly Toups, Whole Grains Council program manager, offers some answers. Q: Why are sprouted grains trending with people now? A: One of the biggest food trends the past few years has been towards more nutritious and minimally processed meals, which makes sprouted grains an attractive choice to consumers. Natural ingredients and minimally processed food was named a top (number 5) food trend on the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 Culinary Forecast. Additionally, health and wellness is going mainstream as a key food trend. Consumers are demanding higher-quality food experiences. Q: How do they taste? A: In addition to their role as a health food, sprouted grains are also gaining popularity for their pleasant taste. As master baker Peter Reinhart described at our recent whole grains conference, the sprouting process preconditions the grain to give up its full avor, meaning that sprouted grains are often sweeter and much lighter tasting than their non-sprouted counterparts. Q: How are they different from whole grains? A: Sprouted grains are whole grains that have been soaked and left to germinate. A sprouted grain has begun to grow into a new plant — but just barely. When the new sprout is still shorter than the length of the original grain, the process is stopped. At this point, it’s still considered a grain; as it grows further, it becomes a cereal grass stalk — something humans can’t easily digest. Q: What are the health bene ts of sprouted grains? A: First of all, all sprouted grains are whole grains, meaning they contain all parts of the original kernel (bran, germ, endosperm). When grains are re ned, they lose about 25 percent of their protein and are greatly reduced in at least 17 key nutrients. For this reason, whole grains are healthier, providing more protein and ber, and many important vitamins and minerals. Consumption of whole grains (sprouted or not) is associated with high diet quality and nutrient intake. A large study found that those eating the most whole grains had signi cantly higher amounts of ber, energy and polyunsaturated fats, as well as all micronutrients (except vitamin B-12 and sodium). Additionally, a high consumption of whole grains (sprouted or not) is associated with a decreased risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, in ammation and many other conditions. A groundbreaking study this year also linked whole grain consumption to increased longevity. Q: Are sprouted grains new or something we are rediscovering? A: Some research suggests that sprouting was an “ancient and popular practice” in Asia (particularly in India and China), where grains were often roasted or fermented after they were sprouted. Sprouted grains were also thought to be cooked into porridges or curries, or eaten raw. In Africa and Europe, grains have traditionally only been sprouted in the context of beer brewing. Grains have always sprouted — but usually accidentally, from being stored in conditions that are too wet or too dry. Because this kind of sprouting ends the stable shelf life of the grain, the sprouting of grains has for most of history been seen as a bad thing (unless they’re planted, sprouted grains in storage will simply go on to rot). Now that we know the science and health advantages of sprouting grains and we have studied the best way to control the sprouting process and then stop it at the optimum time, we are getting all the best of sprouting with none of the historic downside. Q: Are we seeing more sprouted grains products on store shelves? A: As large companies such as Ardent Mills and Bay State Milling branch out into sprouted grains, the availability of sprouted grains is gradually increasing. Right now, we have over 200 sprouted grain products approved to use the Whole Grains Stamp. As an increased supply brings costs down, we expect to see sprouted grain products continue to grow in the future. SPROUTED GRAINS A RE-EMERGING HEALTHY-FOOD TREND G rains have always sprouted — but usually accidentally, from being stored in conditions that are too wet or too dry. Page 2 | The News Herald | April 2015


Autism is so prevalent these days — the latest CDC estimate is that about 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder — that almost everyone knows of a child with this diagnosis. If you interact with more than one of these special kids, you will notice that children with ASD can have very different strengths and challenges. In fact, ASD presents itself in a stag gering variety of ways — from very verbal kids with vast amounts of specialized knowledge to nonverbal children who might use assistive technology to communicate. Though it can be tough to know where to start, there are many ways to help kids with ASD in your com munity, and to help your child be friends with a classmate or neighbor on the autism spectrum. Rest assured that reaching out is the right thing to do; friendships with typically de veloping children can be invaluable to kids with ASD — and typical kids will learn from the friendship, too. Think inclusion. Children with au tism are, first and foremost, children. “It’s more natural to include them from the start,” said Ann Cole, com munity relations director of Upstate New York Families for Effective Au tism Treatment and the mother of two teenagers with ASD. It’s possible for kids on the spectrum to form very real friendships with their peers. You may be surprised at how much common ground your child shares with her classmate; they may both love Legos, science, video games or movies. Often children with autism want desperately to play with other kids, but may not be able to articu late this desire. “Ask the child’s parents for infor mation. Don’t feel awkward about this; the parents will probably be grateful that you asked. Because each child with ASD is so unique, go ing straight to the source for infor mation is a great idea — what does their child like to do? How could your kids include him in their play? Are there certain things that upset the child? (If you are concerned about behavior issues, this is where you will find out.) To help a child with autism fit into a group of typical kids, “Be a detective” says Cole. “Figure out what strengths that child has, and try building an activity around that.” Be patient. Depending on the child, he or she may have compre hension problems, may need to be reminded to take turns or might need extra help when trying a new activity. Many kids with autism have sensory issues that make everyday sounds, sights and experiences un pleasant or even painful. ASD kids might also have trouble reading fa cial expressions, body language or the emotions of others. Push for autism awareness train ing in schools. With more kids re ceiving this diagnosis, it behooves everyone to learn what they can. Often, Cole says, kids seem to enjoy disability awareness training, and there’s not a school that couldn’t use it. Contact your local autism or ganization, who should be able to assist you. For more information Autism Speaks: Tips on being a friend to someone with autism: http://tinyurl. com/bugc34f University of Louisville Kentucky Au tism Training Center’s autism resource guide: dygsoer Relationships with autistic kids can be enriching for everyone “ Ask the child’s parents for information. Don’t feel awkward about this; the parents will prob ably be grateful that you asked.” — Ann Cole Community Relations Director Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment Childhood friends April 2015 | The News Herald | Page 3


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850-873-3990 Yo u ma y ha ve PA D (P er ipher al Ar ter ia l Di se as e) Ca ll th e ex pe rt s at In te rV as c to sc he du le yo ur con sult ation wi th a Bo ar d Ce rt i ed Va sc ul ar Sp ec ia li st Do Yo ur Legs Hurt When Yo u Wa lk or Ex ercise? 527 N. Pa lo Alt o Av en ue Pa nama City , FL 32401 By M ELISSA ERICKSON More Content Now F ast food’s link to obesity and related diseases is well documented, and now new truths are emerging about negative effects of eating too much fast food. Researchers at Ohio State University and University of Texas, Austin, recently found that the more frequently children reported eating fast food in fifth grade, the lower their growth in reading, math and science test scores by the time they reached eighth grade. The results were significant. Students who ate the most fast food had test score gains that were up to about 20 percent lower than those who didn’t eat any fast food, said Kelly Purtell, lead author of the study and assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State University. “There’s a lot of evidence that fastfood consumption is linked to childhood obesity, but the problems don’t end there,” Purtell said. “Relying too much on fast food could hurt how well children do in the classroom.” Was it really the food’s fault? The popularity of kale and quinoa belie the fact that America is a fast-food nation. A recent Gallup poll found that eight out of 10 Americans dine on fast food at least once a month, and that 76 percent think fast food is “not too good” or “not good at all for you.” The result remained the same even when researchers took into account a wide variety of other factors that may have explained why those with high fast-food consumption might have lower FAST FO OD PERILS NEW RESEARCH NEW RESEARCH FAST Hurt When When Yo u FAST MORE STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN FAST FOOD CONSUMPTION, LOW TEST SCORES We went as far as we could to control for and take into account all the known factors that could be involved in how well children did on these tests.” _ Kelly Purtell SEE FAST FOOD | 7 Page 6 | The News Herald | April 2015


No t ju st a ph ar ma cy , bu t a fa mi ly . AD AMS PHARM AC Y test scores, including how much they exercised, how much television they watched, what other food they ate, their family’s socioeconomic status, and characteristics of their neighborhood and school. “We went as far as we could to control for and take into account all the known factors that could be involved in how well children did on these tests,” Purtell said. About the study The study used data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten Cohort, a nationwide study of 11,740 students who were tested in reading/literacy, mathematics and science in fifth and eighth grades. They also completed a food consumption questionnaire in fifth grade. “Fast-food consumption was quite high in these students,” Purtell said. “We’re not saying that parents should never feed their children fast food, but these results suggest fast-food consumption should be limited as much as possible.” Purtell emphasized that this study cannot prove that fast-food consumption caused the lower academic growth observed in this study, but she is confident that fast food is explaining some of the difference in achievement gains over time. This study can’t say why fast-food consumption is linked to lower grades, she said. But other studies have shown that fast food lacks certain nutrients, especially iron, that help cognitive development. In addition, diets high in fat and sugar — similar to fast-food meals — have been shown to hurt immediate memory and FAST FOOD from Page 6 Avoiding illness Healthy people tend to focus on choosing good foods and getting enough exercise, but it’s also important to consider food safety. About 85 percent of all foodborne illness could be prevented if people just handled food properly, according to the CDC. While food poisoning will often cause uncomfortable flulike symptoms, others will be more severely affected, including young children and infants, pregnant women, older adults and people with chronic diseases like diabetes. One of the simplest ways to avoid illness is to wash your hands, Maples said. Hand washing has the potential to save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention. Wash hands thoroughly in warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Cooking food to the correct temperature is imperative avoid food poisoning, so buy and use a food thermometer. The only way to determine if harmful bacteria has been eliminated is to cook food to a safe minimum internal temperature. Certain foods such as undercooked or raw meat, sauces, dressings and dips, and desserts with raw or undercooked eggs are more likely to cause food poisoning, Maples said. Also be wary of unpasteurized juice By M ELISSA ERICKSON More Content Now I t’s late at night and your stomach is roiling. You feel bloated and crampy. Was it something you ate? A horrible, even potentially life-threatening experience, food poisoning sickens about 48 million people — roughly one in six — in the United States every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food safety is an important investment in your family’s health, said registered dietitian and food safety expert Isabel Maples, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, according to its website, and unwashed greens. Greens that are labeled “triple washed” do not need to be rewashed, Maples said. “When buying meat at the grocery store, do use the free plastic bags available in the meat department to wrap your purchase before putting it into your cart,” Maples said. “At home, don’t reuse the plastic bags that meat was in.” It’s also wise to have separate grocery bags for meat, dairy, canned goods, etc., to help prevent cross-contamination, and to wash reusable grocery bags. Other steps When judging food safety, don’t rely upon sight, sme ll or taste. “Discard food left out of the fridge for two hours. Don’t taste food to see if it needs to be thrown out. The bacteria that cause food spoilage are different than the ones that cause foodborne illness (those bacteria often won’t be detected by taste or smell). Discard leftovers after three or four days. If in doubt, throw it out,” Maples said. Keeping the kitchen clean will help avoid food poisoning, too, Maples said. Use hot, soapy water to wash countertops and surfaces, cutting boards, refrigerator door handles and utensils. Keep them clean by avoiding cross-contamination: Start by washing hands thoroughly after handling raw meat, poultry, seafood or eggs. Use a separate cutting board for raw meat and poultry from the cutting board you use for ready-to-eat foods like bread and produce. Wrap raw meat and poultry in sealed containers or plastic bags and place on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent the juices from dripping onto other foods and surfaces. EAT THIS, NOT THAT April 2015 | The News Herald | Page 7


Ev ery one should be concerned ab out issues tha t can cause deafness . Hearing loss can be ex perienced by th e ve ry yo ung, the ve ry old, and eve ry one in betw een. Wh en a ba by is born, a hearing test is al wa ys conducted. Ho wev er , if a pa re nt notices tha t a yo ung child is not re sponding to loud noises , no time should be wa sted in getting the child’ s hearing check ed. Hearing loss also occurs , gr aduall y, as yo u ag e. Unf ortuna tel y her edity and chr onic ex posur e to loud noises ar e the main re asons tha t hearing can be diminished ov er time . Earw ax bl ocka ge can also cause hearing issues , as can chr onic ear infections , bone gr ow ths , or tumors . Ru ptur ed ear drums can be caused by sud den changes in pr essur e or injuring yo ur ear drum by inserting a fo re ign object and, of course , this af fects hearing. Occupa tional noises should be bu ff er ed by ear plugs . Re cr ea tional noises (hunting, r ew or ks , loud mu sic, etc.) can also dama ge yo ur ears . Unf ortuna tel y, ce rtain medica tions and illnesses ma y be the culprit in hearing loss . Re cent use of ear pods by yo ung people is causing concern ab out possib le dama ge to hearing, so no one is imm une to losing their hearing. At our medical pr actice , we ’v e in ve sted in the la test technolo gy to measur e yo ur hearing and tak e immedia te steps in or der to salv ag e wh at hearing yo u ma y still enjo y. Bef or e yo u come fo r yo ur ap pointment, we encour ag e yo u to mak e a list of an y symptoms yo u’ re ex periencing. Wr ite do wn all yo ur medical inf or ma tion, especiall y an ything re la ted to yo ur ear health. If yo ur wo rk ma y co ntrib ute to yo ur hearing loss , mak e sur e we understand those conditions . If yo ur hearing loss is alr ead y ex tr eme , yo u ma y wa nt to bring someone with yo u wh o will be ab le to hear eve rything I ad vise yo u to do mo ving fo rw ar d. Mak e sur e to list an y questions yo u ma y ha ve as we ll. Hearing loss can ha ve a signicant ef fect on yo ur quality of life , wh ich can lead to depr ession, anxiety , and other personal issues . Pr ompt action is yo ur best defense ag ainst hearing loss . Call (850) 784-7722 to be tested fo r hearing loss . Wh o Should Wo rry About Hearing Loss? By The Ph ysicians of Gulf Coast Fa cial Plastics & ENT Center 1140107 Page 8 | The News Herald | April 2015


www .G ul fC oa st Fa ci al Pl as ti cs .c om On e Pr ac ti ce , Tw o Lo ca ti on s, Fi ve Ph ys ic ia ns Fa ci al Pl as ti c an d Re co ns tr uc ti ve Su rg er y LR: Dr . Br ia n Gi bs on , Dr . St ep hen To ne r, Dr . Da ni el Da ub e, Dr . Ja me s Beg gs , Dr . Vi ck i No wa k Gu lf Co as t Fa ci al Pl as ti cs an d ENT Ce nt er wa s fo un ded al mo st tw o de ca de s ag o by Dr . Da ni el Da ub e. Du ri ng th is ti me , we ha ve fo un d th at of te n ou r pa ti en ts be co me ou r fr ie nd s, be ca us e we lik e to ge t to kn ow th e pe op le we tr ea t in or de r to ta ke ca re of th em mo re co mp re hen si ve ly . Gu lf Co as t Fa ci al Pl ast ic s an d EN T Ce nt er is th e la rg es t EN T pr ac ti ce in No rt hw es t Fl or id a, an d we ’d lik e to in tr od uc e yo u to ou r ph ys ici an s: Dr . Da ni el Da ub e, pr in ci pa l of Gu lf Co ast Fa ci al Pl asti cs an d EN T Ce nt er , is a Bo ar d Ce rt i ed an d Fe ll ow sh ip Tr ain ed Fa ci al Pl as ti c Su rg eo n an d Ot ola ry ngolo gi st (E NT ), th e on ly su ch dou bl eboa rd ed ph ys ici an of th is ty pe in th e re gi on . Dr . Da ub e is al so a Fe ll ow of The Am er ic an Co ll eg e of Sur ge on s. Dr . Ja me s Be gg s re lo ca te d to Bay Co un ty at th e end of 20 05 wh en he joi ne d Gu lf Co as t Fa ci al Pl asti cs an d EN T Ce nt er . He is Bo ar d Ce rt i ed by th e Am er ic an Bo ar d of Ot ol ar yn golo gy —H ea d an d Nec k Su rg er y . He is th e on ly Fe ll ow sh ip Tr ain ed Mi cr ov as cu la r Hea d/ Nec k Re co nst ru ct io n Su rg eo n in Ba y Co un ty an d is al so a sp ec ia li st in ca nc er s of th e he ad an d ne ck . al so a s pe ci al is t i n c an ce rs o f t he h ea d a nd n ec k. We ap pr ec ia te th e tr us t yo u pla ce in us , be ca us e th e do cto r/ pa ti en t re lat io ns hi p is mo st im po rt an t in ou r pr ac ti ce . Ou r ph ys ici an s’ sp ec ia lt ie s enc om pa ss pe di at ric s to ger ia tr ic s. Co me se e wh at mak es ou r pr act ic e un iq ue to No rt hw es t Fl or id a. Dr . Br ian Gi bs on did his EN T He ad an d Ne ck Sur ger y re si de nc y at Th e Ne w Yo rk Ey e an d Ea r In rma ry , th e sa me in sti tu ti on th at fo un ded Ot ol ar yn go lo gy (E NT ) in 18 20 ; an d he di d an In te rn sh ip at Be th Isr ae l Me di ca l Ce nt er in Ne w Yo rk . Dr . Gi bs on is Bo ar d Ce rt i ed in Ot ola ry ngolo gy . Pr ac ti ci ng sin ce 20 11 , Dr . Gi bs on joi ne d Gu lf Co ast Fa ci al Pl ast ic s an d EN T Ce nt er in 20 13 . Dr . Vi cki No wa k is mu lt ipu bl is he d in ar ea s in vo lv in g he r sp ec ia lt y an d is Bo ar d Ce rt i ed in Ot ol ar yn golo gy . She re ce iv ed an aw ar d fo r he r re se ar ch on “C hr on ic La ry nge al Ba cte ri al In fec ti on s” as we ll a s re ce iv ed an ac ad em ic Ha ve n M. Pe rk in s Aw ar d wh il e in me di ca l sch oo l. Pr ac ti ci ng sin ce 20 05 , Dr . No wa k jo in ed Gu lf Co as t Fa ci al Pl asti cs an d EN T Ce nt er in 20 13 . Dr . St eph en J. To ne r pr oud ly ser ve d as a Un it ed St at es Ai r Fo rc e ph ys ic ia n un ti l he be ga n hi s p ri va te pr ac ti ce in Pa na ma Ci ty , Fl or id a. He is Bo ar d Ce rt i ed in Ot ola ry ngolo gy , an d is a Fe ll ow of th e Ame ric an Ac ad em y of Ot ol ar yn go lo gy , Am er ic an Ac ad em y Ot ola ry ng olo gy -A ll er gy an d The Am er ic an Co ll eg e of Su rg eo ns . Dr . To ne r ha s be en pr act ici ng fo r mo re th an 40 ye ar s an d jo in ed Gu lf Co as t Fa ci al Pl asti cs an d EN T Ce nt er in 20 13 . April 2015 | The News Herald | Page 9


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Pr op er ch ir op ra ct ic tr ea tm en ts th em se lv es ar e do ne spe ci c al ly to ea ch pa ti en t to re du ce th e mi sa li gn ed or ab no rm al ly fu nc ti on in g ve rt eb ra , wh ic h re su lt s in an in cr ea se d ra ng e of mot ion , re du ce d ne rv e ir ri ta bi li ty an d pa in an d im pr ove d fu nc ti on . Sp in al De co mpr es si on e ra py is an ot he r for m of no nsu rg ic al tr ea tm en t fo r he rn ia te d an d bu lg in g di sc s an d as si st s do ct or s in tr ea ti ng lo w (l um ba r) ba ck pa in as we ll as ne ck pa in . e DR X90 00 C is one ex am pl e of a de co mpr es si on ta bl e pr ov id in g sp in al de co mpr es si on . Ma ny ta bl es oer in g de co mpr es si on ar e no t tr ue ly de co mp re ss io n ta bl es so ma ke su re yo u ch oo se wi se ly he re . 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If th ese mu sc le s th at co nt rol ou r mov em en t an d ba la nc e ar e le ou t of th e cl in ic al pi ctur e th en th e pr ob le m wi ll re oc cu r at a la te r da te . Ut il iz in g sw is s ba ll s an d ba la nc e bo ar ds ca n he lp ma ny pa ti en ts co nt in ue t o ex pe ri en ce re li ef lo ng a er tr ea tm en t an d pr ev en t re cu rr en ce . Va ri ou s st re tc hi ng an d st re ng th en in g ex er ci se s ma y be pre sc ri bed by do ct or s to de cr ea se bac k pa in , in cr ea se st re ng th an d to he lp re st ore ra ng e of mot ion . 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Used for hundreds of years in other parts of the world and accepted here in the past as a fad, healing herbs are trending again. According to Diane Kochilas, an award-winning cookbook author and collaborating chef at Molyvos restaurant in New York City, one of the greatest longevity secrets of the Ikarians — natives of a tiny Greek island touted as one of the world’s few “blue zones” (places with exceptionally high rates of longevity) — is lin ked to their expert use of the many healing and tasty herbs that grow wild on the island. Diane’s newest book, “Ikaria, Lessons on Food, Life and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forgot to Die,” offers numerous recipes where herbs are much more than a garnish. “Herbs fresh and dried are used to season food and, dried, in infusions to combat all sorts of ailments,” Kochilas said. “Sage, oregano, rosemary, mint, fennel, chamomile, sideritis (mountain tea) and more are among the most popular and common herbs on Ikaria. They are picked in season and dried (tied together and hung outside in a shady spot), and on hand in almost every home.” New book promotes healing potential of herbs PHOTOS BY PIXABAY.COM SEE HERBS | 11 Page 10 | The News Herald | April 2015


Do Y ou Ha ve An y of the Fo llo wing? Am azing Te chnology Co uld Re liev e Se ri ous Back Pa in! CO ULD THIS GE T RID OF Sc ia tic a, Bulging Di scs , An d Le g Pa in ONCE AND FOR ALL ? Ha vin g ba ck and le g pa in ca n fe el lik e a crip pli n g co ndi tio n. Yo u mi gh t n ot be able to pl ay go lf , wo rk , or ev en sit in the ca r fo r a 3 0min ut e driv e. It ’s al most im po ssi ble fo r an yo ne ar ou nd yo u to un ders ta nd h ow yo u fe el . Yo u ca n’ t re me mb er the la st tim e yo u ev en ha d a re stf ul nig ht ’s sle ep . I f yo u’v e su e re d fr om an y of these anno ying conditions , yo u ma y ha ve “S cia tic a” . Sc ia tic a is a compr ession of the s cia tic ner ve , usuall y by an L4 or L5 disc he rnia tions . As yo u kn ow , scia tic a ca n be a v er y painful pr oblem, ev en cripp ling at times . No thi ng’ s wo rse than fe eling gr ea t mentall y, but ph ys ic all y fe eling held back fr om lif e bec a use yo ur back or sc ia tic a hur ts an d the pain ju st wo n’ t go aw a y! Fo rt una te ly , i f yo u ar e su ering fr om a ny of these pr oblems , the y ma y be re lie ve d or elimina te d by non-sur gic al spinal decompr ession . “But I fe el ne – as long as I tak e my pain pills .” Th er e’ s a time to use pain med ic at ions , BUT not bef or e se ek ing a na tural wa y to corr ec t the CA USE of the pr obl em! Sp inal decompr ession just ma y be the an sw er tha t yo u’v e been look ing fo r. As k yo urse lf af te r tak ing all these pain me dica tions and pla ying the ‘w ait and see game ’, ma ybe fo r ye ars ar e yo u an y bett er o? Ca ll and te ll the re ceptioni st yo u’ d lik e to come in fo r the Sp ecial Decompr ession Eva lua tion be fo re 2-20 -15. Ca ll 85 0-872-8880 t oda y, and we ca n get star te d wit h yo ur cons ulta tion schedul e. Ou r oc e is ca lled Th e Ne ur oMe dic al an d Ne ur oC hir opr ac ti c Ce nt ers an d yo u ca n nd us at 645 Hw y. 231 in P anama Ci ty , FL. We look fo rw ar d to helping yo u get rid of yo ur pain so yo u ca n star t living a heal thier , mor e jo yful lif e. Si nc erel y, Hal Co we n, DC Must af a A. Ha mmad , MD , DO , DA BIP P, FIP P, FA CP , FA AN P. S. e onl y re al question to as k yo ursel f is this Wha t Wi ll Yo ur Pa in Fe el Lik e 1 Month Fr om To da y? On e of the biggest m yths ab out pain is th a t it goes aw ay all by itsel f, without an y tr ea tment . A Ma y 1 9 98 s tu dy in the British Me dic al Journal pr ov ed this my th fal se , sho wing tha t 75% of back pain su er ers wh o do n o thin g about it w ill ha ve either pain or disabilit y 12 months la te r. Le t’ s face it , if the pain hasn ’t go ne aw ay by no w, it ’s not lik el y to disappea r on its ow n. Lif e’ s to o shor t to liv e in pain li ke this . C all to da y an d soon we ’ll be giving yo u the gr een light to ha ve fun again. THE PA TIENT AND ANY OT HER PERSON RES PONSIBLE FOR PA YM ENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PA Y, CA NCEL PA YM ENT , OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PA YM ENT FOR OT HER SERVICE , EX AMINA TION, OR TREA TMENT THA T IS PERFORMED AS A RESUL T OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO ADVER TISEMENT FOR THE FREE , DISC OUNTED FEE , REDUCED FEE SERVICE , EX AMINA TION, OR TREA TMENT . DUE TO FEDERAL AND ST AT E REGUL AT IONS, MEDIC ARE/MEDIC AID PA TIENT S ARE NO T ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFER. SPINAL DEC OMPR ESSION EV AL UA TION ($450 VA LU E) AV A IL ABLE UNTIL FEBR UA RY 20, 2015 ww w. INe uroMe d. co m| 850-872 -8880 AP RI L 17 , 20 15 417 -1 5. Herbal teas As teas, all these herbal infusions act as mild diuretics. That means they help lower blood pressure, one reason why cardiovascular disease rates are so low on Ikaria. Many of these herbal teas are also loaded with antioxidants, and some, like pennyroyal and other mints, promote gum health and soothe stomach aches. Rosemary promotes hearing health, and combats arthritis and even gout, Kochilas said. “To make an infusion of he rbs the way Ikarians do, place a teaspoon or two of dried herbs in a tea strainer and pour boiling water on top,” say Kochilas. “Cover and let the herbs steep for 10 minutes. You can sweeten these infusions with honey — preferably Greek honey.” More remedies Kochilas shares a few of the most common Ikarian herbal tea remedies: n Moms give chamomile tea to babies with colic and to help treat insomnia. Picked in the spring, the whole island smells faintly of its applelike perfume. It is also made into a poultice for eye in ammations. n Dried spearmint tea is great for upset stomachs. n Peppermint, a calming tea, is good for menstrual cramps. Older Ikarians say it is good for men with prostate issues, too. n Pennyroyal is drunk to soothe colds and u symptoms. (It is said to stimulate the menstrual cycle and pregnant women should not drink it.) n Oregano is wonderful to ease indigestion. n Rosemary is a great tonic and is antiseptic. It’s also great as a shampoo (makes hair very shiny). n Ikarians swear by sage for a large number of ailments, mainly as a curative for colds. n Savory helps the body detox; it’s also said to be good for arthritis. n Thyme is said to help burn fat. Ikarians drink it to combat the occasional blues, too. n Borage leaves and seeds are drunk by nursing mothers as it is said to help the onset of milk; this herb is also a general detoxi er, and a salve for chest colds and bronchitis. n Elder is a y and mosquito repellent. The berries are a good source of vitamins A and C and are a natural laxative. n Ikarians infuse olive oil with St. John’s wort when the owers are in bloom in the late spring. The oil turns deep red. It’s a great salve for topical wounds, scratches, rashes and any skin ailment. Herbal teas As teas, all these herbal infusions act as mild diuretics. That means they help lower blood pressure, one reason why cardiovascular disease rates are so low on Ikaria. Many of these herbal teas are also loaded with antioxidants, and some, like pennyroyal and other mints, promote gum health and soothe stomach aches. Rosemary promotes hearing health, and combats arthritis and even “To make an infusion of he rbs the way Ikarians do, place a teaspoon or two of dried herbs in a tea strainer and pour boiling water on top,” say Ikarians swear by sage for a large number of Savory helps the body detox; it’s also said to Thyme is said to help burn fat. Ikarians drink Borage leaves and seeds are drunk by nursing mothers as it is said to help the onset of milk; this herb is also a general detoxi er, and a salve when the owers are in bloom in the late spring. T To make an infusion of he rbs the way Ikarians do, place a teaspoon or two of dried herbs in a tea strainer and pour boiling water on top.” _ Diane Kochilas HERBS from Page 10 April 2015 | The News Herald | Page 11


By M ELISSA ERICKSON More Content Now A re peanut allergies preventable? A groundbreaking new study shows that the key to preventing peanut allergies in children may be exposing them to the food early and regularly. That’s hopeful news for parents who want to protect their children from potentially life-threatening food allergies. More than 2 percent of children in the United States are allergic to peanuts, and that number continues to increase, according to The Associated Press. The study’s results are counterintuitive to current thought that avoiding peanuts will help ward off peanut allergies. About the study The five-year, British-based study, published in February by the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the risk of peanut allergies drops 81 percent when infants are exposed early: “Consumption rather than avoidance seems to protect against developing peanut allergy,” said Dr. Gideon Lack of King’s College. “The early introduction of peanuts significantly decreased the frequency of the development of peanut allergy among children at high risk for this allergy,” the LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) study concluded. “Prior to 2008, clinical practice guidelines recommended avoidance of potentially allergenic foods in the diets of young children at heightened risk for development of food allergies,” said Dr. Daniel Rotrosen, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation. “While recent studies showed no benefit from allergen avoidance, the LEAP study is the first to show that early introduction of dietary peanut is actually beneficial and identifies an effective approach to manage a serious public health problem.” According to the study, 3.2 percent of infants that were given peanut products tested positive for peanut allergies as 5-year-olds compared with 17.2 percent of the babies who did not eat peanuts during the study. “Food allergies are a growing concern, not just in the United States but around the world,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “For a study to show a benefit of this magnitude in the prevention of peanut allergy is without precedent. The results have the potential to transform how we approach food allergy prevention.” What’s next What does this new research mean for parents? Experts like Dr. Rebecca S. Gruchalla advise caution. The allergist and immunologist who practices in Dallas wrote an editorial in the New England Medical Journal about the study. “We believe that because the results of this trial are so compelling, and the problem of the increasing prevalence of peanut allergy so alarming, new guidelines should be forthcoming very soon,” she wrote. “In the meantime, we suggest that any infant between 4 months and 8 months of age believed to be at risk for peanut allergy should undergo skin-prick testing for peanuts. If the test results are negative, the child should be started on a diet that includes 2 grams of peanut protein three times a week for at least three years.” A follow-up study called LEAP-On will ask all LEAP study participants to avoid peanut consumption for one year. These results will determine whether continuous peanut consumption is required to mainSTUDY SUGGESTS GIVING KIDS PEANUTS EARLY ON MAY PREVENT ALLERGIES About the study The five-year, British-based study, About the study The five-year, British-based study, About the study published in February by the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the risk of peanut allergies drops 81 percent when infants are exposed early: “Consumption rather than allergy,” said Dr. Gideon Lack of peanuts significantly decreased Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Division of with 17.2 percent of the babies who did not eat peanuts during the study. “Food allergies are a growing concern, not just in the BREAKTHROUGH PEANUT ALLERGY Photos by PIXABAY.COM IN THE NEWS We believe that because the results of this trial are so compelling, and the problem of the increasing prevalence of peanut allergy so alarming, _ Dr. Rebecca S. Gruchalla Page 12 | The News Herald | April 2015

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