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Jackson County Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
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School board splits on calendar


The Jackson County School
Board split its vote on approving
the 2011-2012 instructional cal-
endar at Thursday's school board
meeting. Some board members
were concerned the spring

semester would be three weeks
longer than the fall semester.
The calendar committee and
Superintendent Lee Miller will
go. back over the calendar and
bring it back to the agenda at
January's school board meeting.
Board member Betty Duffee and
board Chairman Charlotte

Gardner voted against the pro-
posed calendar.
Duffee was concerned about
the difference in days between
the fall and spring semesters.
With the proposed calendar, the
fall semester would have 81 days
and the spring would have 99
days, a difference of 18 days.

Duffee suggested shortening
the proposed week-long
Thanksgiving break in
November. Gardner voted against
the proposed calendar because
Veterans Day is a school holiday,
and she thinks students should
attend classes on that day.
"I would like Veterans Day to

be teachable moments or a teach-
able day to honor our veterans in
the day," Gardner said.
Gardner said she has spoken
with veterans who enjoy and
want .to attend the programs that
Jackson County schools hold,
See BOARD, Page 7A >


Malone Beta Club members Autumn Speigner and Tatum Skipper help Lou lice Clark open some Christmas
Wednesday. Mark Skinner/Floridan


High school club brings Marianna

woman some extra holiday cheer


Lou Alice Clark is celebrat-
ing her 101st Christmas this
year, with some help from a
Jackson County school.
Students in the Beta Club at
Malone High School brought
some extra Christmas cheer to
Clark this week.
For the past five years, the
club has adopted two senior cit-
izens and brought them
Christmas presents, according
to Beta Club sponsor and
Malone teacher Lisa McArthur.
This week, the students
brought slippers, a nightgown,

a robe and a poinsettia to Clark
at her Marianna home. Clark
said she appreciated the stu-
dents so much, and it felt great
when they stopped by.
"I just can't help the tears
from coming," Clark said.
Clark thanked the students
and said she is going to enjoy
the gifts.
Clark was born in Marianna
in 1909, left for a period of time
and then returned. She cele-
brates Christmas each year with
family at her nephew's home.
McArthur said Beta Club
hopes to adopt Clark again next
Christmas. The club sponsors
senior citizens because they

want them to feel special during
the holidays, and want them to
know they haven't been forgot-
ten, McArthur said.
The club gets help from the
school's district office each
year finding people to adopt.
Vivian Ford has always been
the organizer, McArthur said.
Beta Club is a leadership and
service organization. Students
must maintain a 3.5 grade point
average and have good behav-
ior to join, McArthur said.
McArthur said it's important
for students to give back to the
community. The Malone Beta
Club does a service project
each month. In November, the

club partnered with Jackson
Correctional Institution to fill
15 baskets of food for families
in the community.
The club has also done blood
drives, book drives, Pennies for
Patients and raised money for
Partners for Pets. Each year, the
club usually goes to the state
Beta Club competition. In June,
the club even went to the
national competition in
Louisville, Ky.
McArthur said she wants the
students to be role models in
the school and set a high stan-
"I'm very proud of our kids,"
she said.

Students make mousetrap racers

About 30 students raced their
cars at Cottondale High School
Wednesday with the blessings
of their teachers and administra-
But they weren't racing
Chevys, Fords or VWs.
These cars were homemade,
and small enough to race in the
The eighth- and 10th-grade
students made the cars as part of
a project in their science classes.
About 30 students raced,
according to 10th-grade physi-
cal science teacher Angela
Ostrander. That's about 40 per-
cent of the students enrolled in
the courses. All the students
were required to do a certain
amount of design and prototype
work, she said, but building and
racing a car was optional.
A fifth-year teacher,

Cottondale High School students make some final adjustment
to their mousetrap racers before the start of a race
Wednesday. Mark Skinner/Floridan

Ostrander brought the project to
her 10th-grade physical science
classroom about two months
ago. She also enlisted the first-
year fellow educator she men-
tors, Diane Wilson, who teaches
eighth grade.

Their students combined sci-
ence and creativity to create
mousetrap race cars over a two-
month period.
The mousetraps and a string
act as the engine. The young
engineers attached one end of

the string to the resistance arm
of their mousetrap and the other
end to the car axle. They wind
the slack on the axle. When
they're ready for the .cars to take
off, the trap is triggered.
Understanding friction, weight
and distribution of weight
played a part in their designs.
The bodies of the car were
made from a variety of materi-
als the students chose.
The bodies of the cars ranged
from styrofoam to wood.
Students were creative in
other ways. One used plastic
wrap to attach the body of the
car to the axle.
Some used CDs as their
wheels, while others dismantled
old toys to harvest traditional
tires. One 10th-grader used
balsa wood to make his.
Another used the gears off an
old robot kit.

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gets big

The Jackson County School District is
starting a project to get Grand Ridge School
hooked up to the new public sewer system.
The school is required by law to hook up
to the system. Once connected, it will
become the biggest customer in Grand
Ridge. The district has budgeted $200,000
for the project, but district facilities director
Stuart Wiggins estimates it will cost about
$170,000 to $180,000.
At Thursday's school board meeting, the
board authorized Wiggins to move on to the
next phase of the project, which includes
preparing the construction documents. The
school board has known this project was
coming, but some board members
expressed concerns about the cost.
Connection and impact fees were esti-
mated to cost $32,000. Wiggins said this
was a maximum cost given by Grand Ridge
City Manager J.R. Moneyhanm.
Board members had questions about how
much other people were paying to hook up
to the system.
"If other people are not having to pay to
connect, it seems to me that Jackson
County School Board should not have to
pay that much money," Duffee said.
Grand Ridge has an ordinance that sets
fees for commercial entities hooking up to
the system. For pipes six inches or larger,
which the school will require, it costs
$2,000 to connect. The impact fee for pipes
larger than four inches would be based on
analysis. In 2009, Grand Ridge received a
grant that allowed residential customers to
hook up to the system at cost. Moneyham is
supposed to give Wiggins a list of costs for
the school district Monday, Wiggins said.
Wiggins told the board Thursday the
school has no option but to become a part of
the system and pay, whatever the town
charges. Plus, most of the cost of the proj-
ect will be for infrastructure on the school's
property, Wiggins said.
The school currently operates 15 septic
systems on the school's property, some of
which are at capacity. The existing septic
systems will be eliminated in accordance
with the law once the new system is in
place, Wiggins said.
Any time a facility hooks up to a city's
water or sewer lines, it's a good thing,
Wiggins noted. "Maintenance is welcom-
ing this with open arms," he said at the
Board members also had questions about
the monthly cost once. the system is in
Wiggins said Friday that according to the
town ordinance, the first 2,800 gallons of
water would cost $28.50. After that, it
would cost $3.15 per 1,000 gallons. In
November, Grand Ridge School used a lit-
tle more than 150,000 gallons. If the water
usage stayed the same, it would cost a little
more than $500 a month.
The project is expected to take about 90
days to complete, and will tentatively start
the week after students get out of school in
the spring, Wiggins said.
The board also approved Thursday an
additional 90 seats and a new serving line to
be added to the Riverside Elementary
School cafeteria. In the next three to four
years, the district will be addressing issues
in the cafeterias at Riverside, Cottondale
Elementary, Marianna Middle and Snead
High schools, Wiggins said.

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Monday, Dec. 20
AARP Chapter 3486 of Marianna meets in
the First Methodist Church Youth Center at
noon. Members are asked to bring a covered
dish (chapter will provide meat). Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace McAllister of Tallahassee will provide
The Marianna One Stop Center offers a
free workshop, "Successful Resume Skills,"
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at 4636 Hwy. 90 East, Rim
Plaza, Suite E, Marianna. Call 718-0326.
The Chipola Nursing Pavillion, 4294 Third Marianna, is collecting nonperishable
food items for the Chipola Family Ministries
Food Pantry through Monday, Dec. 20. Call
The Jackson County Health Department
Closing the Gap Cardiovascular Disease
Program presents a free yoga class, 5:30 p.m.
at Integras Therapy & Wellness Center, 4230
Lafayette St., Marianna. Call 482-6221.
The Alford Community Organization
meets the third Monday of each month at 6
p.m. in the Alford Community Center. New
members fromThe Town of Alford and sur-
rounding communities are invited to join. Call
579-4482, 638-4900 or 579-5173.
The Sneads High School Band Christmas
Concert starts at 6 p.m. in the SHS
Auditorium. Admission is free.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8
to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the
AA room.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Optimist Club of Jackson County meets
every first and third Tuesday, at noon, in Jim's
Buffet and Grill, Marianna.
Christine Gilbert teaches free quilting,
crocheting or knitting classes, 1 p.m. at the
Jackson County Senior Citizens center, 2931
Optimist Drive, Marianna. Call 482-5028.
Jackson County Schools observe a short-
er day today; the school day ends at 1 p.m.
Students return to school on Thursday, Jan.
6, 2011.
Teresa Carver teaches free Latin dance
classes, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson

County Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist Dr., Refreshments will be served.
Marianna. Call 482-5028. A short Tai Chi for Arthritis class is offered
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees' at the Jackson County Senior Citizens 'center,
monthly meeting is at 5 p.m. in the Hudnall 3:15 p.m. Wear flat shoes and loose, com-
Building community room. fortable clothing. No charge. Call 557-5644.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Marianna Alcoholics Anonymous (closed discus-
Sit-n-Sew is Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. in the First sion), 8 to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist
United Methodist Church Youth Hall, Clinton Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the
Street, behind the Marianna Post Office. Call AA room. Attendance limited to persons with
272-7068. a desire to stop drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8 Friday, Dec. 24
to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Celebrate Recovery hosts adult and teen
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the meetings to "overcome hurts, .habits and
AA room. hang-ups in a safe environment" at Evangel
Wednesday, Dec. 22 Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Dinner, 6 p.m. (free for first-time guests);
Warehouse is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. meeting, 7 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-
Jackson Hospital's Medwheels offers free 7856 or 573-1131.
screenings for cholesterol, glucose and lipids Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8
9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at Rahal-Miller to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Chevrolet; Buick, Cadillac, Nissan, 4204 Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the
Lafayette St. in Marianna. Instant results. Fast AA room.
at least two hours prior to testing. Call 718- Saturday, Dec. 25
2661. AmVets Post 231 north of Fountain (east
The Marianna branch of the Jackson side of US Hwy. 231, just south of CR167)
County Public Library has moved its sixth hosts a series of turkey shoot fundraisers, 1
annual Ornament Day to Citizens Lodge in p.m. Saturday until Dec. 18. Cost: $2 a shot.
Marianna, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children from Call 722-0291.
preschool to 12th grade are invited to make Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting),
up to 15 ornaments. Cost: Free. Children 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First United
under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia St.,
Refreshments will be served. Marianna, in the AA room.
The Marianna One Stop Center offers a Monday, Dec. 27
free workshop, "Budgeting," 10 to 11 a.m. at Lions Club of Marianna meets every sec-
4636 Hwy. 90 East, Rim Plaza, Suite E, ond and fourth Monday of the month, at noon
Marianna. Call 718-0326. in Jim's Buffet & Grill. Call 482 2005.
Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), Alcoholics Anonymous (open meeting), 8
noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
AA room. Tuesday, Dec. 28
Thursday, Dec. 23 Christine Gilbert teaches free quilting, cro-
The Graceville branch of the Jackson cheting or knitting classes, 1 p.m. at the
County Public Library has moved its sixth Jackson County Senior Citizens center, 2931
annual Ornament Day to the Graceville Civic Optimist Drive, Marianna. Call 482-5028.
Center, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children from pre- Teresa Carver teaches free Latin dance
school to 12th grade are invited to make up to classes, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson
15 ornaments. Cost: Free. Children under 13 County Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist Dr.,
must be accompanied by an adult. Marianna. Call 482-5028.


The Marianna Police
Department listed the fol-
lowing incidents for Dec. 17,
the latest available ,report:
Two suspi-
cious persons,
one informa-
tion report, CfRME
two highway -
one mental illness, one bur-
glary, two physical distur-
bances, four verbal distur-
bances, three burglar alarms,
11 traffic stops, two larce-
nies, one trespassing com-
plaint, one juvenile com-
plaint, two assaults, one ani-
mal complaint, one assist of
other agency, two public
service call, one
threat/harassment complaint
and two public service calls.

The Jackson County

Sheriff's Office and county
Fire/Rescue reported the.
following incidents tor
Dec. 17, the latest available
report (Some of these calls
may be related to after-
hours calls taken on behalf
of Graceville and
Cottondale Police
Departments): Three acci-
dents without injury, one
accident with unknown
injury, eight abandoned
vehicles, one reckless driv-
er, nine suspicious vehi-
cles, three suspicious inci-
dents, five suspicious per-
sons, three information
reports, one funeral escort,
two burglaries, one physi-
cal disturbance, two verbal
disturbances, three hitch-
hiker or pedestrian com-
plaints, one prowler, one
woodland fire, 31 medical
calls, three traffic crashes,
three burglar alarms, one
discharge of a firearm, 29

traffic stops, one larceny,
two criminal mischief
complaints, three papers
served, three civil disputes,
three trespassing com-
plaints, one juvenile com-
plaint, one animal com-
plaint, one cow complaint,
two dog complaints, one
assist of a motorist or
pedestrian, three assists of
other agencies, one patrol
request, two threat/harass-
ment complaints, one ille-
gal dumping and one for-
gery or worthless check.

The following persons
were booked into the coun-
ty jail during the latest
reporting period:
Rolando Lopez, 26,
2760 Watson St.,
Marianna, no valid driver's
license, DUI.

Ebony Hearns, 26,
5928 Leo Road, Bascom,
battery (domestic vio-
Antoinette Dawson.
25, 4366 Pearl St.,
Marianna, principle to
attempted armed robbery,
no valid driver's license,
worthless checks.
Jeremy Keys, 25, 6011
Blue Springs Road,
Greenwood, attempted
armed robbery, resisting
with violence, battery on a
law enforcement officer.
Duchess Kirkland, 50,
4279 South St., Marianna,
hold for Holmes County.
Crystal Jones, 31, 2245
Gatson Spivey Road,
Altha, contempt of court
Angelo Simmons, 55,
3333 Sunnyside Drive,
Tallahassee, failure to
appear (expired tag more
than four months).

Charles Hinson, 33,
2905 Omo Opo Lane,
Cottondale, contempt of
court order.
David Cruz, 29, 7875
Old Spanish Trail Road,
Sneads, interference with
child custody.
Thurston Lovett, 30,
2656 Old Airbase Road,
Marianna, possession of
cannabis with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet of a child
care facility, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet of a child
care facility, tampering
with evidence, possession
of drug paraphernalia.


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News, Events, Special
Programs, and Good

Books from
Jackson County



"The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo"
By Stieg Larsson

Reprinted with permis-
sion from the Lidie
This' is a fast-paced
mystery, the first in
Larsson's trilogy, with a
compelling plot, and with
even more compelling
characters. Lisbeth
Salander will quickly
become one of your
favorite characters. She is
tough, independent,
clever, and vulnerable all
at once. You will enjoy
following her through the
twist and turns of this
amazing book.

"The Girl Who Played
with Fire"
By Stieg Larsson

This is the second in the
series. Mikael Blomkvist,

crusading publisher of the
magazine Millennium,
has decided to run a story
that will expose an exten-
sive sex-,trafficking opera-
tion. On the eve of its pub-
lication, the two reporters
responsible for the article
are murdered, and the fin-
gerprints found on the
murder weapon belong to
his friend, the troubled
genius computer hacker,
Lisbeth Salander. This
book gives us more of one
of the most fascinating
new characters in crime
fiction. "The Girl Who
Kicked the Hornet's Nest"
is the third in this series.

"The Good Thief'
By Hannah Tinti

Reprinted with permis-
sion from the Lidie
This book features an
orphan, a con man, a giant

zombie, a mad doctor, a
dwarf, and a sinister facto-
ry, It takes a pretty incred-
ible writer to create a 19th
century boy's adventure
story with a wry, 21st cen-
tury sensibility. Once you
begin, you'll be wanting
to read just one more

Borrowing books from
other libraries

fou may always get just
about any book you want
at the Jackson County
Public Library. We belong
to a nationwide program
that allows us to borrow
books from, other
libraries. If there's a book
. you want and we don't
have it, just fill out a short
form requesting the book,
and Doris Green, inter-
library loan manager, will
order the book for you and
call you when it arrives.


Selena Rose Ovalle-

Selena Rose Ovalle-
Miranda was born 6:32
p.m. on Dec. 12, 2010,
at Jackson Hospital in
Selena weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and
19'/2 inches long at
Parents are Margie
Swearengin and Emilio
Grandparents are
Kelli Odom, Candelaria
Ruiz and Alfonzo

Read our toplo'p le'S
stories. classified
and obils online.


Murdock, Schuler

Rusty and Mary Carol
Murdock of Malone are
pleased to announce the
upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Kyndal Leigh
Murdock, to Clay Wagner
Schuler, son of Bud and
Robyn Schuler of New
Grandparents of the future
bride are Jeanette Taylor and
the late Rozell Taylor and
Kitty Murdock and the late
Tyree Murdock, all of Malone.
The prospective groom is
the grandson of the late C.W.
Schuler Sr. and the late
Margaret Schuler Richardson
of Baltimore, and the late
Robert Lee Evans Jr. and the
late Charlye Evans Inbau of
New Orleans.
Kyndal is the 2005
valedictorian of Malone High
School and received her
Associate of Arts degree from
Chipola College in 2007., She
received an Associate of
Science degree in the physical

therapist assistant program at
Gulf Coast Community
College in 2009. She is
employed as a physical
therapist assistant in
Marianna, and also coaches
the girls' basketball teams at
Malone High School.
Clay is a 2005 graduate of
Benjamin Franklin High
School in New Orleans. He
received his Associate of
Science degree in the physical
therapist assistant program at
Delgado Community College
in New Orleans. He is
currently employed as a
physical therapist assistant at
Washington Rehabilitation
and Nursing Center in
Chipley. The wedding is
planned for Jan. 15, 2011 at 5
p.m. at the Friendship Baptist
Church in Malone. A
reception will follow at the
Jackson County Agriculture
Conference Center on
Pennsylvania Avenue in

Steverson, Hawkins

Paul and Judy Steverson of
Tallahassee are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Dr. Susan Lea
Steverson, to Dr. Nathanael
Larry Hawkins, son of Larry
and Nancy Hawkins of
' Bonifay.
The bride-to-be is the
granddaughter of Mrs. Edna
McDaniel and the late Mr.
William D. McDaniel Sr. of
Lake Placid, and the late Mr,
Fred and Mrs. Viola Steverson
of Bonifay.
Dr. Steverson, a Leon High
School graduate, earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Biology from Florida State
University, a Master's in
Public Health in Community
Health Education from the
University of Florida and her
Doctor of Dental Medicine
degree from UF's College of
Dentistry. She practices at

Personal Attention Dental
Center in Panama City.
The groom-to-be is the
grandson of Mrs. Evelyn
Shouppe and the late Mr. Josh
Shouppe of Cottondale, and
the late Mr. George and Mrs.
Ruth Hawkins of Bonifay.
Dr. Hawkins graduated
from Holmes County High
School and received an
Associate of Arts degree from
Chipola College, a Bachelor of
Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from UF and his
Doctor of Medicine Degree
from FSU. In June, he will
complete his family medicine
residency at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital and will
begin practicing in the
The couple will exchange"
vows May, 2011, in a garden
ceremony at Pebble Hill
Plantation in Thomasville, Ga.

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4A Sunday, December 19, 2010 Jackson County Floridan

Dealing with

holiday stress


When holidays come
around, the leaders of the
w o r l d . '

ments as
much as
to put the
consumers Thomas
in a mood Vincent
that leads Murphy
them to
money, no matter if
-they're rich or pooF.
The pressure that many
people face, especially
those with children, during
the Christmas holiday sea-
son can become over-
whelming. For a large per-
centage of our population,
the stress that a holiday
like Christmas can bring is
not much different than
the problems they face in
everyday life while they
are trying to make ends
Millions of our citizens
face stressful situations
regularly. Each of us will
face challenges through-
out our lifetime that often
can lead to disappointment
and stress. But when life's
problems arise, it also
gives us an opportunity to
resolve some of them in a
wise way.
When adversity or prob-
lems occur, it can cause a
person to develop health
problems because of
worry, and it can lead to
addiction in order to
escape from reality. Or, an
individual could become
stagnant because of
depression.. When these
negative things take place,
the quality of a person's
life can began to evapo-
If you are willing, you
can make changes that will
improve the quality of
your life. Trying to run
away from problems often
leads to more problems.
It's very hard to deal with

trying situations if you are
consistently in "'worry.
mode." Giving upon life
and not trying to move for-
ward can be devastating.
Seeing homeless people
living on the streets is not
a pleasant sight for some-
one who cares about oth-
ers; but I often wonder,
when I notice a homeless
person, if they have given
up on life, or are they vic-
tims of their own bad
choices? You must find a
A'.yav to move forward in a
positive way with your
life, no matter how bad
thinks may look. Don't
give up on life.
There are many people
in this world who are
much worse off than you. I
have learned over the
years, as I'm sure some of
you have, that standing
your ground, and facing
problems head on usually,
leads to a much swifter
resolution, whether it's
good or bad and that
most of the time, it's for
the better. Even if some
conclusions aren't as
favorable as you might
like, at least you aren't
stuck in a long, continuous
If you put the Christmas
holiday season in the
proper perspective, it
should put you in a happy
mood, no matter what
your situation. Believing
in Christmas means you
believe in Jesus Christ.
Believing in Him should
give you an abundance of
hope. When you have
hope, there's no need to
mope. As the Christmas
holiday swiftly approach-
es, and we hear some of
the great Christmas music,
keep in mind the real rea-
son for the season. Make
arrangements to spend
some quality time with
your family and friends.
As the New Year
,'approaches, start thinking
of some of the things that
you can do to improve the
quality of your life; and
"don't worry, be happy!"



Glenn and Lucille
Whiddon of Kynesville'
celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary in
Nassau, the Bahamas,
with their, children, grand-
children and great-grand-
The weeklong trip was a
special anniversary gift
from their family. In 1958,
Glenn Whiddon, who was
in the Air Force, came
home on leave to Doles,

Ga. He drove by Warwick
High School, and Lucille
Weaver caught his eye as
she walked into school
with curlers in her hair.
Liking what he saw, he
whistled at her and told
her he would come back if
she would be his girl-
friend. She told him that
might possibly be
arranged, and come back
he did. Like a knight on a
white horse, he rode his

motorcycle into the
and down the hallway
the principal fran
chasing after.him. S
thereafter, he was
overseas to Guam.
wrote to each othe
the next 18 months.
he came home, the:
married within five
after only one dat
rest is history a
years of it. They
married on Oct. 22.


Glenn and Lucille Whiddon cele-
brate their 50th wedding anniver-
sary in Nassau, Bahamas, with
their children, grandchildren and
great-grandchild: From right are
front row, Steve Manbeck, Crystal
Manbeck, Steve Whiddon, Sonya
Newberry and Devan LaCue;
middle row, Sue Whiddon and
Lucille Whiddon; and back row,
Jeffrey Whiddon, Kenny
Newberry, Rhonda Newberry,
Glenn Whiddon, Brittany
Newberry, Lindsay Whiddon,
Jared Whiddon, Desiree
Whiddon and Tim Whiddon. -
Contributed photo

school and have four children:
ay with David Jeffrey, Timothy
tically Rex, Rhonda Newberry
Shortly and Steven Derrel; 10
s sent grandchildren; and nine
They great-grandchildren.
r. over Glenn has been a minis-
When ter of the gospel for 42
y were years; Lucille is a home-
days, maker and a 'licensed
e. The nurse. Glenn's favorite
and 50 scripture is Colossians
were 1:14 and Lucille's is
,1960, Genesis 2:18.

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Adison Catherine Farris
was born 11:34 a.m. on
Dec. 7, 2010, at Jackson
Hospital in Marianna.
Adison weighed 7
pounds, 7 ounces and 19
inches long at birth.
Parents are Teri and
Chad Farris.
Grandparents are Scott
and Tammy Kirkland,
Tammy and Ron Farris,
and great-grandparents are
Rita and Joel Kirkland.

Catalina Castro was
born 12:12 p.m. on Dec. 2,
2010, at Jackson Hospital
in Marianna.
Catalina weighed 5
pounds, 7 ounces and 18/2
inches long at birth.
Parents are Tonia
Syfrett and Lorenzo
Grandparents are Ron
and Rolinda Syfrett and
Victor and Victor and
Victoria Castro.

Heaven Leigh-Angel
Myers was as born 5:22
p.m. on Dec. 8, 2010, at
Jackson Hospital in
Heaven weighed 7
pounds, 2 ounces and
19V2 inches long at birth.
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Myers. Grandmother is
Catherean Myers.

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6A- Sunday, December 19, 2010 Jackson County Floridan




Publisher: Valeria Roberts

Managing Editor: Michael Becker

Our Opinion




The incident last week in Bay
County raises a number of ques-
First off, we express our relief
that none of the school board
members, or any of those who
attended the meeting that day,
were hurt. We also express our
condolensces to Clay Duke's fam-
ily, all of whom are still strug-
gling to figure just how this hap-
Those who knew Duke
described him as a quiet man.
And yet there was his criminal
record of violence, and the dis-
turbing posts on his Facebook
page. He clearly harbored a
grudge; those close to him should
have found this hard to miss.
But therein lies the dilemma.
When and how do family and
friends intervene? Not everyone
who leaves angry posts on the
Internet is a menace to society -
if that were true, many of those
who comment on newspaper web-
sites, including the Floridan's,
would probably require close
monitoring. Police often say in
situations like this that unless a
specific criminal act has been
committed, there's little they can
do. Unfortunately, by the time the
act is committed, it's too late.
Many times, those close to the
person chose to ignore the warn-
ing signs, believing it's just a
passing mood. Or they're afraid to
speak up, fearing how the person
would react. As a result, an
opportunity to help is missed.
And then there's the larger
issue. In communities like ours,
public meetings are open, as they
should be. Little if any thought is
given to security. We don't want
to see body scanners installed at
school board and commission
meetings. But given the level of
hostility now on display in many
forms of public discourse, greater
prudence may be required -
ptainclothes officers in the audi-
ence, perhaps.
It is a sad fact many commu-
nities across the country like to
believe "that would never happen
And then it does.

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Tax cuts,

Authors Kurt Vonnegut and
Joseph Heller were at a party
given by a billionaire on
Shelter Island in New York.
Vonnegut told his pal Heller
that their host, a hedge fund
manager, probably made,
more money in a single day
than Heller had earned from
his bestseller "Catch-22" in
its entire history.
"Yes," Heller responded,
"but I have something he will
never have ... enough."
Vonnegut wrote a poem
about the conversation that
appeared in The New Yorker
in 2005. John C. Bogle,
founder of the Vanguard
mutual fund group, tells the
Vonnegut-Heller story in his
2009 book, "Enough." He
was struck by what he calls
"the simple eloquence" of the
word enough.
"For a critical element of
our society, including many
of the wealthiest and most
powerful among us, there
seems to be no limit today on
what enough entails," Bogle
I've been thinking about
Bogle, Heller and what's
enough since Sen. Bernie
Sanders of Vermont made his
marathon speech last week on
the Senate floor.
For nearly nine hours,
Sanders, the Senate's social-
ist elected as an independent,


railed against extending the
Bush-era tax breaks for the
wealthiest Americans. To
Sanders, the tax deal Obama
and congressional Republican
leaders agreed upon was both
not enough and too much.
He argued that the conces-
sions Republicans made, such
as to extend unemployment
benefits, were no more than
they would have supported
anyway. The tax cuts for the
richest Americans, he insist-
ed, were unconscionably
The president pragmatist
said the two-year deal -
which contains the middle-
class tax cut he wanted and
other benefits was the best
he could negotiate.
Sanders wasn't having any
compromise. He talked about
growing income inequality,
rising poverty levels about
43 million Americans had
income below the poverty
line has year and escalat-
ing greed.
. "What worries me so much
about this growing concentra-
tion of wealth and income in
this country is that when the
rich get richer ... they say: I
am not rich enough. I need to
be richer. What motivates
some of these people is greed
and greed and more greed,"
he said.
Few politicians go after fat
cats anymore; even Obama
has pulled in his claws and

-22' and

purrs around business lead-
ers. No one had stepped into
the late Sen. Edward M.
Kennedy's role as a champi-
on of society's have-nots -
until Sanders. Instead we
have more politicians like
Sen. Richard Burr,'
Republican of North
Carolina, who suggest that
extending jobless benefits is
wrong because it discourages
people from looking for
Sanders gave voice to the
downtrodden, reading letters
from ordinary Americans
who are struggling to make
ends meet. He criticized his
Senate colleagues for listen-
ing more closely to lobbyists
than to their own con-
stituents. He was passionate,
articulate and, in the end,
Obama brought out the
really big gun, former
President Bill Clinton, to
endorse the tax compromise.
The Senate rejected Sanders'
attempt to raise taxes on high
earners before it overwhelm-
ingly approved the tax pack-
age; 81 to 19.
Sanders lost because prag-
matism won.
Sanders said he was disap-
pointed but gratified. More
than 10,000 phone calls and
9,300 e-mails poured into his
office, most supporting him.
While the tax deal does
give cuts averaging $100,000


to people whose incomes are
above $1 million dollars a
year, it also contains help for
the jobless as well as work-
ing people and the middle
class. It extends unemploy-
ment benefits for 13 months,
reduces for one year the
employee portion of the
Social Security payroll tax
and continues tax credits that
help pay for college.
Critics noted that the deal
harms some workers because
it provides less payroll tax
relief than the recovery act
did. The recovery package
expires at the end of the year,
and some working poor
Americans reportedly will
pay higher payroll taxes next
Other analysts who study
how policies affect the poor
said the tax deal offered more
benefit than expected and
likely was better than could
be achieved otherwise.
For example, extending
unemployment benefits will
prevent 7 million jobless
workers from losing income
support; said Robert
Greenstein, director of the
Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities. Greenstein, citing
that provision and several
others, endorsed the package.
Nobody said pragmatism
was pretty, but it gets the job
done. Sometimes, that's

South Carolina wants a 'more presidential' Palin

If Sarah Palin wants to win
the Republican nomination
for president, she'll have to
do well in South Carolina.
The state's first-in-the-
South primary is a key indi-
cator of a candidate's
strength in the GOP's
strongest region. In a state
filled with social conserva-
tives, veterans and spending
hawks, a candidate has to
prove that he or she can
appeal to a large swath of the
Republican primary elec-
So how would Palin do?
"It's not a clear picture," says
Oran Smith, head of the
Palmetto Family Council, the
state's top organization of
social conservatives. Smith
points to his group's 15-
member board of directors as
a cross section of South
Carolina voters the last
time around, there were
McCain supporters,
Huckabee supporters,
Romney supporters and oth-
ers. Now, Smith says, "they
like Palin's values, but
they're still hoping she can
make herself more viable in
the sense that she is a little
more knowledgeable and a
little more presidential.
They're not going to be inter-
ested in her simply because
she's conservative and nice

and popular."
Of course, the council's
board is not exactly a rank-
and-file group. Ask Smith
about the group's supporters
across the state the people
who donate money, respond
to e-mail appeals, and are
among the most conservative
voters in South Carolina -
and the reading on Palin is
more upbeat, but not without
reservations. "She's wildly
popular," Smith says. Even
so, the ties between Palin and
potential supporters are still a
little tenuous. "I think they're
not fully on board with her as
a candidate," Smith says, "but
deep down they would like to
Polling doesn't tell us
much; it's too early and too
much in flux. Just for the
record, though, when veteran
South Carolina GOP strate-
gist Richard Quinn polled the
potential 2012 field last
April, Mike Huckabee came
out on top, and Palin, Mitt
Romney and Newt Gingrich
virtually tied for second.
Then came a Palin media
blitz ,- you can't buy public-
ity like "Dancing with the
Stars" and last month a
CNN poll found Palin slight-
ly ahead of the others.
Which might or might not
mean something. David
Woodard, a political scientist
at Clemson University and

director of the Palmetto poll,
remembers conducting four
statewide surveys leading up
to the 2008 GOP primary.
Rudy Giuliani, who was a
Republican rock star at the
time, won the first three and
then disappeared. "I think the
glitz and the glamour and the
celebrity status are always
real big until people have to
actually think about walking
into that booth and pulling
the lever," says Woodard. As
far as Palin is concerned,
Woodard says, "I'm still
South Carolina voters have
a reputation for respecting
hierarchy and choosing the
most establishment candidate.
Reagan, Bush I, Dole, Bush
II, McCain each was the
establishment choice, and
each won the state primary.
But iri 2012, who will be the
establishment pick? Romney
and Huckabee roughly tied
for second in the 2008
Republican presidential race,
and Palin was the party's
nominee for vice president.
No one has a clear claim.
Palin earned big points in
South Carolina for her role in
the governor's race, helping
pull Nikki Hiley out of the
Republican field and onto the
road to victory. "She practi-
cally anointed Haley," gays
Woodard. Now, the new gov-
ernor certainly owes Sarah

Palin big time.
But the mood of South
Carolina's voters seems par-
ticularly tough to discern
right now. In the governor's
race, Quinn worked for the
establishment Republican
candidate, longtime state offi-
cial Henry McMaster. In one
poll, without mentioning any
names, Quinn asked GOP
voters whether they preferred
"a new face that promised
change or a proven conserva-
tive leader." He expected
"proven leader" to win -
that's the old way but
"new face" came out on top.
And so did Haley at the polls.
Today, Quinn warns
observers not to dismiss what
he calls "the new-face vote."
In hierarchical South
Carolina, someone could
come out of nowhere and sur-
prise the field.
Will Palin be a new face in
2012? No, just the best-
known one. But focusing too
much on Palin's star power
obscures the more nuanced
reality of attitudes toward her
in South Carolina.
Conservatives in the state
like Palin. They agree with
her on most issues. They are
inclined to defend her when
she is unfairly attacked,
which is often. But that does-
n't necessarily mean they're
convinced she should be

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Jackson County Floridan Sunday, December 19, 2010 7A

Retirement doesn't mean life slows down


Those who wonder and worry
about what they'll do with all
their free time in retirement
should talk to Charlotte Foran.
She's retired, recently turned
60, and says she's "just having a
wonderful time" in her retire-
ment years.
"I worked double shifts many
times when I was working, and
was a caregiver for a family
member for a long time. But
now I spend a lot of time doing
things I never had time for
before. I got no boss but God,"
she said. "It's a great time of
One of the things she's done
is join a local Red Hats Society.
Her group gets together for
lunch often. They enjoy catch-
ing up with each other during

their lively meals, where having
fun and fellowship is the goal of
the day.
She also spends a lot more
time with her granddaughter,
Foran said she was thrilled to
learn that Emilee has a great
deal of interest in some of the
things she can teach her.
"I've been teaching her to
make biscuits," Foran said.
"She'd never know how to do it
if she didn't have someone of
my age to show her. When we're
working in the kitchen, we talk
about the kind of life I had as a
child, and I'm fortunate that she
loves hearing about that stuff."
Foran said she enjoys remi-
niscing as she talks with her
"My daddy, Ellis Burch,
ground cane for syrup when I
was little, and I had to tote water

for the help out on the farm in
Shady Grove. He had mules,
too, and farmed his land until
the last few years of his life,"
she recalled. "The children had
to pull corn by hand, load it in
the wagons. I learned to cook on
a wood stove, and we had to
make our cakes from scratch.
There was no mix to use. I tell
her about these things. I taught
her how to make a big tradition-
al breakfast like we used to
have, and she's made one for me
all by herself since then."
She encourages other seniors
in the community to find new
focus as they enter their retire-
ment years, or perhaps refocus
on an old dream they had to set
aside in the years they were
working and raising children.
"Go out and have fun, if you
don't do anything else," she
said. "You have to look on this

time later in life for what it is -
a whole new chapter that you
can fill with whatever you
want," Foran said. "I can't tell
you how much it has meant to
me to be with my granddaughter
this way. It couldn't have hap-
peried like this when I was
working. I'm able to pass on
some of the knowledge from my
past, and I think that most of us
have a lot of information and
skill that's worth sharing with
the younger people we love."
As for the Red Hats, Foran
said she satisfied her curiosity
about the group as soon as she
turned 60.
"I always heard about the Red
Hats, and I always wanted to see
what they were up to," she said.
"It's kind of like a big family. If
one of us gets sick, they call and
check on you. We have a nice
meal together once a month and

enjoy ourselves.
The Red Hat Society bases its
overall philosophy on a poem by
Jenny Joseph called "Warning:
When I Am Old I Shall Wear
Some Red Hat chapters are
somewhat service-oriented,
while others hold more closely
to the original idea of shedding
responsibilities. It can be fun
just finding the right fit for you,
she said.
"They don't care if you have
matching jewelry," she said.
"Everything doesn't have to be
perfect. The idea- is to have a
good time and enjoy life."
No matter what you do, Foran
said, enjoy your retirement
years to the fullest.
"I feel like Emilee does I'm

Continued From Page 1A
honoring them on Veterans meeting Thursday, the
Day. board approved renaming
District middle and ele- the Jackson County School
mentary education director Board's Support-
Frank Waller said school Professional of the Year
principals have committed Award to the Jackson
to still have Veterans Day County School Board -
programs. Waller is work- Vivian F. Ford Support
ing with the calendar corn- Professional of the Year.
mittee to finalize the calen- Ford was killed in a
dar. home invasion robbery
The board discussed Nov. 27. The renaming is
removing Veterans Day as a in honor and recognition of
school holiday and, as a Ford's many years of dedi-
result, adding another day cated service to the school
to the fall semester., board, Miller said.
District staff in atten- "Mrs. Ford set an exam-
dance noted that if a day is ple of excellence in her
added to the fall semester, every day life and she
one' day would have to be served the employees. stu-
taken away from the spring dents and parents of our
semester. Miller said he school district as a role
thinks the calendar is as model," Miller said.
good as it can be, with the "Naming this award after
first semester ending before Mrs. Ford is intended to
Christmas. honor her memory, and
"We have a calendar will set the standard for the
committee and it is made district employee we honor
up of representation all each year."
over the county, and that's Also, this week was the
what (the board has) asked first Jackson County
us to do," Miller said. "So School Board meeting
we put them together and since the incident at the
they put their heads togeth- Bay County School Board
er. And this was probably meeting last week.
the most agreeable calendar At Thursday's Jackson
committee meeting that County meeting, there was
we've had in many years." a school resource officer in
If the calendar remains as attendance. Superintendent
it was presented Thursday, Lee Miller said a school
students will start school on resource officer would
Aug. 22, 2011 and end on always be attending meet-
June 1, 2012. ings for at least the next
Also at the school board few months.


Tori Elizabeth Owens turns from Grand Ridge.
11. First, Tori and her fifth-
grade class at Sneads
Tori Elizabeth Owens Elementary School cele-
celebrated her. llth birth- brated 'with a cupcake
day on Nov. 24, 2010. party, and then Tori enjoyed
Her parents are D.D. and a big shopping spree in
Malisa Owens, who are Tallahassee.


James & Lipford Funeral
P.O. Box 595
5390 Cotton St.
Graceville, FL 32440
850 263-3238

Wilda Owen

Wilda Owen Hendrix, 88
of Graceville passed away
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at
her residence.
Mrs. Hendrix, beloved
wife and mother, was born
in Morgan County, Ala., re-
siding in Graceville for the
past several years. She was
a homemaker and a mem-
ber of the Baptist church.
She was preceded in
death by one son, Kenneth
Neal Hendrix.

She is survived by her
husband William Audrey
Hendrix of Graceville;
daughter Vickie Kent and
husband Ronnie of Grace-
ville; two sons, William Rex
Hendrix of Pell City, Ala.,
Gregory Scott Hendrix and
wife Debbie of Jasper, Ala.;
14 grandchildren and sev-
eral great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held 9 a.m. Monday, Dec.
20, 2010 at the Chapel of
James & Lipford Funeral
Home with Rev. Johnny
Shepherd officiating. Burial
will follow at 3 p.m. at Val-
halla Cemetery in Midfield,
Ala., James & Lipford Fu-
neral Home in Graceville
directing. Family will re-
ceive friends at the funeral
home Sunday 6 p.m. to 8

Continued From Page 1A

One eighth-grader built a
three-wheeler, with a back
wheel measuring about a
foot in diameter and two
much smaller front tires.
The students invited
other teachers and their
classes in to watch the offi-
cial race Wednesday, and
had an audience of about
50, Ostrander said.
Prizes were given for
first, second and third place
finishers in speed and dis-
tance. There was also a
competition to determine,
the ugly duckling and pret-
tiest car in the race.
Ostrander said they got a
lot more than prizes out of
the project.
"We were looking for a
way to tie up all the con-
cepts they were learning
into a hands-on project,".
Ostrander said. "When I
first told them about it, they
were bewildered, but they
really got enthused about it.
They were able to build and
test something that involved
force, motion and energy.
They were required to write
papers on their work and
turn in some things on
deadline, just like an engi-

neer would have to do in a
real-life situation."
They did most of their
work at home and were
allowed to have their par-
ents help, but Ostrander
said most made their own
cars with little adult assis-
tance. She said, however,
that the students often
sought each other's help.
They had to bring their
cars it for "test drives"
before the final race, and
spent a lot of time consult-
ing with each other when
they voluntarily brought
their cars to school to work
out problems they were
On Wednesday, their
cars were expected to trav-
el at least 2.5 meters. They
could also go for distance
in a separate competition.
One boy's car went the
length of the gymnasium, a
distance of well over 100
That student, eighth-
grader Connor Melvin, won
the distance division and
received a $15 Walmart gift
Second-place in distance
went to 10th-grader Austin
Nix, who won a $10 gift
card to Burger King.
Tenth-grader Ryan
Morrissey scored the third-

place distance finish and a
candy mix as his prize.
Prizes in the speed divi-
sion were the same as for
distance. First place in speed
went to eighth-grader Joey
Festa. He's Ostrander's son,
but she said he received no
help at home on his project.
Second place went to
10th-grader Keith White.
Jonathan Bryan, a 10th-
grader, took third place.
The ugly ducking car

As thel
grade. Mois and Smotorh got

candy baskets as prizes.
All priztoes were purchlose,

with a $100 donation from
Walmart, Ostrander string
that turns
expand the race next year's


award went to eighth-grader
Divad Smith. Prettiest car
honors went to Chelsea
Morris, also in the eighth
grade. Morris and Smith got
candy baskets as prizes.

with a $100 donation from
Walmart, Ostrander said.-
She said she hopes to
expand the race next year,
opening it to other students
and grade levels.

Teachers, support personnel

approve salary increases


Jackson County teach-
ers and support personnel
approved salary increases
effective for this school
The salary increase
equates to an approximate
1.6 percent across the
board raise for all eligible
employees, according to a
press release from
Superintendent Lee
The salary negotiations
were a collaborative effort
between the Jackson
County Educators

Association, the Jackson
County Support
Professionals Association
and the Jackson County
School Board. Votes were
counted and tallied
Wednesday by JCEA and
JESPA representatives.
The unions' leadership
and the board's negotiat-
ing team tentatively
agreed on the raise
amount, prior to sending it
to the employees for ratifi-
cation, according to the
The vote reflected an
"overwhelming majority
in favor of the proposal,"

the release stated.
The teachers voted 88.55
percent in favor, and the
support professional voted
99.17 percent in favor of
accepting the proposals.
The salary increases will
be retroactive to the begin-
ning of the school year,
according to the release.
In addition to the
approximately 1.6 percent
salary increase, the school
board will absorb the
increased premium cost of
employee health insur-
ance. Support profession-
als will now receive
Christmas Day as a paid

holiday each year and a 15
cents per hour salary
Also, stipends for teach-
ers training beyond the
school year will increase
from $80 to $100 per day.
"This is the first year
Cherl McDaniel has
served as chief negotiator
and she did a great job in
this role," Miller said
JESPA President,
Carolyn Reed, and JCEA
President, Catherine Stone
said they were happy to
settle the contract before
the holidays, according to
the release.

Jackson County Christmas Fund

gets help from Marianna church


Shellie Hollis recently
presented a $1,000 dona-
tion from the Christian
Center Church to the
Jackson County Christmas
Fund. Leann Dean accept-
ed on the Fund's behalf.
According to Hollis,
"When we heard about the
dilemma the Jackson
County Christmhs Fund
was having, we immediate-
ly responded. These hard
times dre especially diffi-
cult for organizations
which exist and fund all of
their outreaches and activi-
ties through donations.
When money is short,
these are the first to suffer."
Hollis noted that while
church members often
give weekly to their hous-
es of worship, seasonal
endeavors like the Jackson
County Christmas Fund,
"bell-ringers," Habitat for
Humanity and other
organizations don't have
the benefit of steady con-
tributions. "Out of sight
and out of mind," she said.
According to Hollis, the
members of the Christian
Center Church have,
always believed in this
ministry to the needy. She

"These hard
times are
difficult for
which exist and
fund all of their
outreaches and
-Shellie Hollis,
member of the
Christian Center

went on to say that if they
come up any shorter, the
church would give again.
Encouraging churches
and other donation-driven
groups to "sow into this
ministry" and give what
they can, Hollis said she
believed that "sowing"
into these organizations
would "bring a reaping
from Heaven to the

Shellie Hollis, left, presents Leann Dean with a check
from Christian Center Church for $1,000, a donation to
the Jackson County Christmas Fund. Contributed
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8A Sunday, December 19, 2010 Jackson County Floridan


woman receives

high academic

honors at UM

Kara Jumper of
Graceyille was recently ini-
tiated into the University of
Mississippi's chapter of Phi
Kappa Phi, the nation's old-
est, largest and most selec-
tive honor society for all
academic disciplines.
Jumper is a senior pre-
pharmacy major in the
School of Pharmacy.
Listed on the
Chancellor's Honor Roll,
she holds a Chancellor's
Scholarship and Robert C.
Byrd Scholarship. She is
president of the Pharmacy
Class and member of
Mortar Board academic and
leadership honor society.
Membership in Phi
Kappa Phi is based on a stu-
dent's sound character and
academic standing. Juniors
must have completed 72
credit hours and rank in the
top 7.5 percent of their

class, while seniors and
graduate students must rank
in the top 10 percent of their
Earlier this semester,
Jumper was among 52 first
professional-year pharmacy
students to receive their
white coats during the
annual white coat ceremo-
ny, a decade-old tradition
for the University of
Mississippi School of
Pharmacy. The white coat
is the universal symbol of
professionalism in the
health care professions, and
the ceremony is a way of
formally recognizing and
fostering students' commit-
ment to professionalism.
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Century 21 Sunny South
Properties will be selling
ornaments throughout the
holidays at the Century
21office, the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce, and
Marianna City Hall. The
First Bank ornaments are
$12.50 each and the pro-
ceeds go to the Easter Seals
On Dec. 9, Century 21
Sunny South Properties pre-
sented ornament number 1 to
Charlotte Brunner of Main
Street Marianna, in front of
the old First Bank this
year's ornament subject.
"The response to our sales
have been great and we are
working towards giving a'
nice donation by the end of
the year," said Nan
Harkleroad, Century 21
Sunny South Properties
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Students out early
Tuesday for break
The Jackson County
School Board reminds the
public that Jackson County
Schools will observe a
shorter day on Tuesday,
Dec. 21.
The school day will end
at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Students
will return to school on
jThursday, Jan. 6, 2011.

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Fla. tourism industry reeling from dismal year


The Hubbard family, owners of a
marina complex and seafood
restaurant on Florida's Gulf coast
near Tampa, would just as soon
forget that 2010 ever happened.
The lingering economic reces-
sion, a record cold Florida winter
and the effects of the Gulf oil spill
stalled the tourist traffic this year at
Madeira Beach, where the
Hubbards have been a presence
since the 1970s. All that came after
the lousy economy landed a gut
punch to their businesses in 2009.
"It was incredibly scary,
because we didn't know if we
were going to get oil" on nearby
beaches, said Kathleen McDole, a
Hubbard sister whose Friendly
Fisherman restaurant saw a 20-
percent decline in business this
year. "And neither did the rest of
the United States and our visitors
who come here. So they didn't
come." '
The family's struggles this year
mirrored those of most of Florida's
tourism industry, which employs
around 1 million people and
accounts for more than one-fifth of
the state's total sales tax revenue.
The year was even more disappoint-
ing because people in the industry
originally had high hopes for recov-
ery in 2010 after two straight bad
years due to the recession.
But then came a rare extended

freeze last January, and the BP
Deepwater Horizon accident and
oil spill on April 20. Throughout
the spring and summer, would-be
visitors changed their plans amid
visions of oil fouling the beaches
and spoiling their holiday.
Deep discounts and strategic mar-
keting were required to persuade
more people to come to Florida, cut-
ting deep into profits. When' vaca-
tioners got here, they spent less at
restaurants and attractions.
"The collective impacts of the
economic downturn, and certainly
the oil spill, were as significant a
challenge as we've (ever) had to
face," said Chris Thompson, presi-
dent and CEO of Visit Florida, the
state's tourism bureau.
The number of visitors to the
state roughly 80 million annu-
ally has stayed flat the past
three years, following years 'of
solid growth throughout the
decade, according to statistics kept
by Visit Florida. But the discount-
ing necessary this past year took
an even bigger bite.
"Now they're running their busi-
nesses in a totally different man-
ner," said Robin Grabowski, presi-
dent of the Tampa Bay Beaches
Chamber of Commerce. "They're
doing more with less. When fewer
people are coining into the hotel
rooms and they're paying less to
get that hotel ro6m, that economic
impact is less all around."
The oil spill and the wide-
spread impression around the

This Dec. 17 photo shows crews as they work along Pensacola
Beach removing deposits -of crude oil from under the sand in
Pensacola, Fla. Gulf oil spill clean up cr6ws are still working in
some areas on the Panhandle. AP Photo/Melissa Nelson

country that all of Florida's shores
were awash in crude came at a
time when tourism officials were
seeing signs that the industry was
starting to recover from terrible
years in 2008 and 2009,
Thompson said. In reality, beaches
in just six eastern Panhandle coun-
ties saw signs of oil mostly in
the form of tar balls and tar patties.
Most of it has been cleaned up,
although BP-funded crews are still
working in some areas.
Laura Lee, spokeswoman for
the visitors bureau for Pensacola-
area beaches, said hotel and condo
revenue was down 5 percent for
the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30
- "which we actually consider a
victory." Area hotels benefited by
having BP workers and large con-
tingency of media in town for the

summer, but at reduced rates.
Oil started washing ashore in
June and killed business in July,
the biggest month of the year for
the area's beaches. Revenue num-
bers for the month were off 25 per-
cent, with visitors paying about 11
percent less than the previous July.
"What we battled most was the
public perception," Lee said.
"People saw images of maybe an
oiled pelican in Louisiana, and
then on the news they were talking
about Florida beaches, and people
just made the connection that we
were the ones hit hard." -
Her agency is using the $2.7
million in reparations from BP for
aggressive marketing and promo-
tions that seem to be paying off,'
she said. After a slow summer,
September hotel and condo rev-

enue was up 17 percent from the
year before, with visitors playing
slightly more per night than in
No one in the industry is jump-
ing up and down over the
prospects for 201.1, but it's expect-
ed to be slightly better. The third
quarter of 2010 showed an
increase in total visitors to the
state, and the number of travelers
from Latin America and Europe
are up over last year.
"We realize we are in the recov-
ery and restoration stage, and* it's
yet to be determined the extent of
those two stages," Thompson said.
"The good news is we're cautious-
ly optimistic. As a result of the
tough economic times, we've had
a lot of pent-up demand out
One bright spot is Miami, which
has managed to maintain its luster
through the recent hard times,
partly because about half its visi-
tors come from overseas. The city
is one of few markets in the coun-
try where the average daily rate for
hotels is actually on the rise, and
the Miami International Airport
was second only to New York for
international arrivals this year.
Foreign visitors stay longer and
spend more money.
Another bit of good news:
Thompson said Florida is expected
to reap benefits from the Tourism
Promotion Act, which created a
nonprofit corporation to promote
U.S. tourism overseas.

Unemployment numbers

worsen in November


Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate wors-
ened in November with near-
ly one of every eight eligible
workers jobless, state labor
officials reported Friday.
Twelve percent of
Florida's eligible work force,
which translates to more than
1.1 million people, did not
have jobs last month; the
state Agency for Workforce
Innovation said. It wasn't the
news that either officials 'or
the unemployed had hoped
for with the holidays at hand.
State economist Rebecca
Rust said last month that
anecdotal reports indicated
that holiday season hiring
from October through
December could create
40,000 additional jobs, but
that apparently didn't materi-
alize in November.
Gov.-elect Rick Scott

called the 12 percent rate
"inexcusable and further
proof that reform is needed.
"We need to put jobs first
and make sure all govern-
ment expenditures are justi-
fied," Scott said Friday. "I am
committed to getting Florida
back to work by making
Florida the best place to do
Florida's unemployment
rate'stood at 11.9 percent in
October and the bleak
November figures were far
worse than the national
unemployment average of
9.8 percent.
The tax-cut bill that went
to President Obama on
Friday extends unemploy-
ment benefits, but not for
those who have exhausted
them. In Florida, 105,011
people have run out of unem-
ployment benefits.
"We are prepared to imme-
diately begin processing pay-
ments as soon as the presi-
dent signs the bill," AWI
Director Cynthia Lorenzo

said Friday.
Friday's gloomy unem-
ployment report comes on
the heels of another by leg-
islative economists that tax
revenues continue to fall and
that Florida's economy will
recover from the recession
more slowly than hoped.
That revision announced
Tuesday adds at least $1 bil-
lion to a potential $2.5 billion
budget shortfall for the next
fiscal year, another economic
challenge for Scott, who will
use the revenue estimates to
formulate his budget recom-
mendation to the Legislature.
Officials noted that the
counties with the lowest
unemployment rates were
those with relatively high
proportions of government
employment. Rural Liberty
County in the Florida
Panhandle, home to a state
prison, reported the lowest
unemployment in the state
with 8.1 percent of eligible
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BEACH, Fla. Bidding
on a purse a woman used
to try to disarm the gun-
man at a Florida
Panhandle school board
meeting had reached
more than $1,000 before
eBay removed the listing.
Ginger Littleton
sneaked up behind the
gunman and used her
brown faux crocodile
handbag to whack his
arm. Though she wasn't
able to disarm the gun-
man, the purse became a
hit, and it was briefly up

for auction on eBay.
The proceeds werd set
to go to a charity run by
Mike Jones, the district
security chief who
wounded the gunman
before he killed himself.
But eBay removed the
listing Friday night
because it did not meet.
all the legal requirements
for a charitable listing.
WJHG-TV anchor Joe
Moore, who was running
the auction for Littleton,
-says he's confident
they'll be able to meet
eBay's guidelines and get
the auction back up.

ATM spits out gold

Shoppers who are looking for
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under the Christmas tree can
go straight to the source: an
ATM that dispenses 24-carat
gold bars and coins.
A German company
installed the machine Friday
at an upscale mall in Boca
Raton, a paradise of palm
trees and wealthy retirees.
Thomas Geissler, CEO of
Ex Oriented Lux and inventor
of the Gold To Go machines,
says the majority of buyers
will be walk-ups enamored by
the novelty. But he says
they're also convenient for
investors looking to bypass the
hassle of buying gold at pawn
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Obama to sign law ending military gay ban

WASHINGTON In a historic
vote for gay rights, the Senate
agreed on Saturday to do away
with the military's 17-year ban on
openly gay troops and sent
President Barack Obama legisla-
tion to overturn the Clinton-era
policy known as "don't ask, don't
Obama was expected to sign the
bill into law next week, although
changes to military policy proba-
bly wouldn't take effect for at least
several months, Under the bill, the
president and his top military
advisers must first certify that lift-
ing the ban won't hurt troops' abil-
ity to fight. After that, the military
would undergo a 60-day wait peri-
Repeal would mean that, for the
first time in American history, gays
would be openly accepted by the
armed forces and could acknowl-
edge their sexual orientation with-
out fear of being kicked out.
More than 13,500 service mem-
bers have been dismissed under
the 1993 law.
"It is time to close this chapter in
our history," Obama said in a state-
ment. "It is time to recognize that
sacrifice, valor and integrity are no
more defined by sexual orientation
than they are by race or gender,
religion or creed."
The Senate voted 65-31 to pass
the bill, with eight Republicans
siding with 55 Democrats and two
independents in favor of repeal.
The House had passed an identical
version of the bill, 250-175, earlier
this week. .
Supporters hailed the Senate
vote as a major step forward for
gay rights. Many activists hope
that integrating openly gay troops
within the military will lead to
greater acceptance in the civilian
world, as it did for blacks after

President Harry Truman's 1948
executive order on equal treatment
regardless of race in the military.
"The military remains the great
equalizer," said Sen. John Kerry.
D-Mass. "Just like we did after
President Truman desegregated
the military, we'll someday look
back and wonder what took
Washington so long to fix it."
Sen. John McCain, Obama's
GOP rival in'2008, led the opposi-
tion. Speaking on the Senate floor
minutes before a crucial test vote,
the Arizona Republican acknowl-
edged he couldn't stop the bill. He
blamed elite liberals with no mili-
tary experience for pushing their
social agenda on troops during
"They will do what is asked of
them," McCain said of service
members. "But don't think there
won't be a great cost."
How the military will imple-
ment a change in policy, and how
long that will take remains unclear.
Senior Pentagon officials have said
the new policy could be rolled out
incrementally, service by service
or unit by unit.
In a statement issued immedi-
ately after the vote. Defense
Secretary Robert Gates said he
will begin the certification process
immediately. But any change in
policy won't come until after care-
ful consultation with military serv-
ice chiefs and combatant com-
manders, he said.
"Successful implementation
will depend upon strong leader-
ship, a clear message and proactive
education throughout the force,"
he said.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he
welcomes the change.
"No longer will able men and
women who want to serve and sac-
rifice.for their country have to sac-
rifice their integrity to do so," he
said. "We will be a better military
as a result."

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., from right,
speaks as he stands with Sen. Joesph Lieberman, I-Conn., Sen.
Mark Udall, D-Colo,, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., at a news con-
ference about the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" bill during an unusual
Saturday session on Capitol Hill in Washington Saturday, Dec. 18.
- AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Sen. Carl Levin, a chief propo-
nent of repeal, said he has received
a commitment from the adminis-
tration that it won't drag its heels.
"We hope it will be sooner,
rather than later," he said.
The fate of "don't ask, don't
tell" had been far from certain ear-
lier this year when Obama called
for its repeal in his State, of the
Union address. Despite strong
backing from liberals in Congress,
Republicans and conservative
Democrats remained skeptical that
lifting the ban could be done
quickly without hurting combat'
operations in Iraq and
In February, provided the
momentum Obama needed by
telling a packed Senate hearing
room .that he felt the law was'
unjust. As chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, Mullen became the
first senior active-duty officer in
the military to suggest that gays
could serve openly without affect-

ing military effectiveness.
"No matter how I look at the
issue," Mullen said, "I cannot
escape being troubled by the fact
that we have in place a policy
which forces young men and
women to lie about who they are in
order to defend their fellow citi-
With Mullen's backing, Gates
ordered a yearlong study on the
impact, including a survey of
troops and their families.
The study, released Nov. 30,
found that two-thirds of service
members didn't think changing the
law would have much of an effect.
But of those who did predict nega-
tive consequences, most were
assigned to combat arms units.
The statistic became amnnhunition
for opponents of repeal, including
the service chiefs of the Army and
Marine Corps.
"I don't want to, lose any
Marines to the distraction," Gen.
James Amos, head of the Marine

Corps, told reporters. "I don't want
to have any Marines that I'm visit-
ing at Bethesda (Naval Medical
Center) with no legs be the result
of any type of distraction."
Mullen and Gates counter that
the fear of disruption is overblown
and could be addressed through
training. They note the Pentagon's
finding that 92 percent of troops
who believe they have served with
a gay person saw no effect on their
units' morale or effectiveness.
But even with backing from
Gates and Mullen, the bill
appeared all but dead this month
when Senate Republicans united
against it on procedural grounds.
In last-minute wrangling, Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid was
able to revive the bill during the
rare Saturday .session with just
days to go before the lame-duck
session was to end.
The Republicans who voted for
repeal said the Pentagon study on
gays and assurances from senior

mon sense way," said Ohio
Republican Sen. George Voinovich.
"Our military leaders have assured
Congress that our troops will
engage in training and address rele-
vant issues before instituting this
policy change."
Advocacy groups were jubilant
following the Senate's initial test
vote that passed 63-33 and set up
final passage. The Servicemembers
Legal Defense Network called the
issue the "defining civil rights
initiative of this decade."
Supporters of repeal filled the
visitor seats overlooking the
Senate floor, ready to protest had
the bill failed. ,
"This has been a long-fought
battle, but this failed and discrim-
inatory law will now be history,"
said Joe Solmonese, president of
the Human Rights Campaign.

California's 3rd-largest city new medi-pot battleground


SAN JOSE, Calif. As mari-
juana goes mainstream in commu-
nities across California, the state's
third-largest city has become the
next big battleground over the
drug's future.
Medical marijuana retailers this
fall have faced raids and stings by

narcotics agents who accuse them
of old-fashioned drug trafficking,
even as the San Jose City Council
debated regulations for pot dispen-
saries and voters approved a
cannabis tax to fill depleted city
coffers. The crackdown highlights a
stubborn legal reality that persists
despite a growing sense that store-
fiont pot shops have become a per-
manent part of the California land-

scape: the law around medical mar-
ijuana is vague, and you can still get
"They're trying to make money
off it, and that's ridiculous." Bob
Cooke, the state Bureau of
Narcotics Enforcement agent over-
seeing the raids, said of the dispen-
sary owners who have been target-
Medical marijuana advQcates say

the raids have undermined efforts
by dispensaries to comply with the
law and to act as good neighbors
who have much to contribute to the
city's hard hit economy.
Dispensaries shut down by law
enforcement include members of
the city's Medical Cannabis
Collectives Coalition, a group that
lobbies the City Council on behalf
of dispensaries, said MC3

spokesman Paul Stewart.
Dispensary owners in the group
were acting in good faith and feel
tricked by the raids, he said.
"We're stepping back saying,
we're the ones trying to work with
you to come up with sensible regu-
lations," Stewart said. "Now you're
hitting the same collectives trying
to help you and will ultimately gen-
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Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments


Bank of America Corp. has
joined several other financial insti-
tutions in refusing to handle pay-
ments for WikiLeaks, the latest
blow to the secret-releasing orga-
nization's efforts to continue oper-
ating under pressure from govern-
ments and the corporate world.
The Charlotte-based bank's
move adds to similar actions by
Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Inc.
Though previous moves have
prompted reprisals by hackers,
Bank of America's site is as well-
protected as they come, security
experts say. Its site was problem-
free through midafternoon
'"This decision is based upon our
reasonable belief that WikiLeaks
may be engaged in activities that
are, among other things, inconsis-
tent with our internal policies for
processing payments," the bank
said in a statement Saturday. The
move was first reported by The
Charlotte Observer.
Earlier this month, Internet
"hacktivists" operating under the
label "Operation Payback"

claimed responsibility in a Twitter
message for causing technical
problems at the MasterCard web-
site after it ended its relationship
with WikiLeaks. PayPal saw its
website subject to an attack that
slowed it down but did not signifi-
cantly affect payments.
Bank of America's website
offers access to customer accounts
through its home page, but it could
be a tough nut for hackers to crack,
security experts say.
No financial institution can
"fully keep the bad guys out," said
Rich Mogull, an analyst and CEO
with the security research firm
Securosis. But he added that cus-
tomers shouldn't worry about
WikiLeaks supporters plundering
their accounts, because the bank
has plenty of practice in warding
off hackers. Also, previous attacks
in support of WikiLeaks haven't
targeted customer accounts.
"Bank of America, I can guaran-
tee you, is one of the top targets in
the world," Mogull said.
He also said the company prob-
ably confronts denial-of-service
attacks regularly, too, and likely
has strong defenses. "I'm not
going to guarantee it's enough," he

In this April 21, 2008 file photo, a sign for a Bank of America
branch is shown in Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America says it will no
lon er process transactions for the website WikiLeaks, following
similar actions by several other financial institutions. AP
Photo/Chuck Burton, File

said. "It always depends on how
big the attack is."
In such attacks, computers are
harnessed sometimes surrepti-
tiously to jam target sites with
mountains of requests for data,
knocking them out of commission.
Reached by phone, Bank of.
America spokesman Scott

Silvestri declined further comment
to The Associated Press on
WikiLeaks says it's preparing a
release of information on banks,
which could include documents it
says it has on Bank of America.
WikiLeaks responded to Bank,
of America's announcement with a

Twitter message urging supporters
to stop doing business with the
"We ask that all people who
love freedom close out their
accounts at Bank of America,"
WikiLeaks said in its posting
Saturday. It also called on busi-
nesses to switch funds from the
WikiLeaks has received increas-
ing global attention for its leaks of
sensitive government data as 2010
has gone on. In recent weeks, it
has released parts of a cache of
more than 250,000 secret U.S.
State Department diplomatic
cables from around the world.
The site has come under pres-
sure from several directions
besides the financial. Attorney
General Eric Holder has said
repeatedly a. criminal investigation
of WikiLeaks' release of the cables
is under way.
Against this backdrop, Julian
Assange, the 39-year-old globe-
trotting Australian who is the driv-
ing force, behind WikiLeaks, is
battling extradition from England
to Sweden on charges of rape and
molestation. He was released on
bail in London on Thursday.

Obama tries to get

nuke treaty ratified
BY JULIE PACE tion of the treaty a top priori-
ASSOCIATED.PRESS ty, and has urged lawmakers
to approve the accord before
WASHINGTON the end of the year. The treaty
Pushing hard for a victory on has received the backing of
a-top national security imper- scores of current and former
ative, President Barack military and national security
Obama sought to assure officials, as well as former.
Republican lawmakers Republican President George
Saturday that a new arms H.W. Bush.
control treaty with Russia Defense Secretary Robert
would not hamper U.S. mis- Gates has also backed
sile defense. Obama's assurances on mis-
In a letter to Senate sile defense. During an
Minority Leader Mitch appearance at the White
McConnell, R-Ky., Obama House on Thursday, Gates
said that as long as he is pres- said the treaty "in no way
ident, the U.S., "will continue limits anything we want or
to develop and deploy effec- have in mind on missile
tive missile defenses to pro- defense."
tect the United States, our The White House and
deployed forces, and our Senate Democratic leaders
allies and partners." have expressed confidence in
Obama's message was prospects for ratification. The
aimed at some GOP critics of treaty requires a two-thirds
the New START treaty, who vote in the 100-member
have argued that the pact with Senate and its fate is uncer-
Russia would limit U.S. taiim.
efforts to deploy missile- Obama also used his
defense programs. weekly radio and Internet
Senate Democrats deflect- address Saturday to plead for.
ed an attempt by Republicans Senate ratification.
on Saturday to strike a refer- "Ratifying a treaty like
ence in the treaty's. preamble START isn't about winning a
to missile defense systems. victory for an administration
Approval of the measure or a political party," the pres-
would have effectively killed ident said. "It's about the
*efforts to ratify the treaty safety and security of the
before the end of the year, United States of America."
because any changes to the The treaty, signed by
agreement would force the Obama and Russian
U.S. and Russia to enter back President Dmitry Medvedev
into negotiations. in April, would limit each
Still, the 37-59 vote against country's strategic nuclear
the measure by Arizona Sen. warheads to 1,550, down
John McCain exposes doubts from the current ceiling of
about whether the Senate can 2,200, and establish a system
ratify the treaty as written for monitoring and verifica-
before a new, more tion. U.S. weapons inspec-
Republican Congress tions ended a year ago with
assumes power in January -the expiration of the 1991
Obama has made ratifica- arms control treaty.

In this Nov. 24, 2010 photo, from left, Rabies, yogurt
and E. Goli are represented in stuffed toys by Drew
Oliver, owner of Giant Microbes, seen in his Stamford,
Conn. offices. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Look at the adorable little...germs?


Jim Henson's Muppets made
pigs and frogs endearing, and
Walt Disney turned a com-
mon rodent into a cultural
icon. Now, Drew Oliver
thinks it's time for bacteria,
viruses and other microor-
ganisms to share the love.
Instead of standard
Christmas gifts, a growing
number of people are looking
under the tree for giant stuffed
cold germs, cuddly E. coli,
hugworthy heartworm and
other oddities from Oliver's
Stamford-based company,
Giant Microbes. Oliver says
the toys are true to the
microbes they represent
except, of course, for their
eyes and enhanced colors.
Once popular mostly as
"geek chic" among medical
workers and niche groups,
the stuffed microbe toys have
spawned Facebook fan sites
and a subculture of collectors
who await each new release.
They pounced on this fall's

newcomers including
measles, rubella and the" oh-
so-popular diarrhea and
posted pictures on their
Facebook pages of their new
mini-microbe Christmas tree
Being a purveyor of pre-
tend pestilence might seem
an odd career turn for Oliver,
40, who was a Chicago cor-
porlte attorney when he
incorporated Giant Microbes
in 2001.
As a father of four, he
thought stuffed versions of
microbes could help children
understand the illnesses and
avoid some of them with
good hygiene.
The toys depict each
microbe at a million times its
actual size and each comes
with an informative card
about their origins and avoid-
ing illnesses they spread.
"The idea is never to make
fun of these issues," Oliver
said. "They can provide an
approachable way to talk
about what's otherwise, in
some circumstances, a dry or
very awkward subject."

BMI, Body Mass Index, is a guideline, based on weight and height, to help calculate
whether a person's weight is within a healthy range for their height. Because
the normal amount of fat differs in girls and boys as they mature, there is an age
percentile formula which is used when evaluating children. This Age Percentile BMI
is adjusted to the differences in girls and boys as they mature. It is the BMI for age
percentile that is used to determine if a health risk may exist. This measurement is
ONE predictor of possible health risks and is one that can make you aware that further
evaluation of your child may be needed. Remember, a BMI value alone does not tell
us all of the answers but it is an assessment that most health professionals take very

If the BMI for age percentile is between 5% and 85% .the range is considered normal.
This means as compared to other children in the same age and gender as your child,
the height and weight is considered normal. If your child is below 5% or above 95%
health risk can occur. In the above 95% range, health risk such as diabetes type II
and cardiovascular issues may occur. In below 5% health risk such as compromised
nutritional status may occur. This may cause a problem with the ability for a child to
maintain healthy growth and development.

Your child may receive a letter from the County Health Department about their BMI
in the upcoming month. However, don't get frustrated with one more health outcome
to monitor. In Jackson County we are lucky to have a team effort in monitoring
our kids health. Annually, the Jackson County School Health Program provides a
valuable service to many of the students in the Jackson County School System., Each
year, youth in 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades in Jackson County are evaluated for height and
weight to monitor their growth and development. These results are used to determine
whether our children are within normal range or outside the normn. This is important
because it may be a sign for risk of getting certain chronic diseases during childhood
and/or adulthood. These screens are an additional school health service to help the
caregivers of children in protecting, preventing and promoting the healthy of our
county youth.

In addition to the School Health Program, the Marianna Rotary Club, Chipola College
Nursing, Culinary, Physical Education and Honors programs in conjunction with
the Jackson County Health Department's Social Service Division which includes
the Chronic Disease Programs such as Closing the GAP, Healthy Communities .
Healthy People and Tobacco, have joined forces to not only provide education but
support to our county youth in making sure they are not at risk for Type II diabetes or
other health factors. Led by the Rotary Club, the team of professionals and college
students will work with the School system to make sure that there are some activities
to support healthy lifestyles for our youth in the county. Soon these groups will be
providing educational sessions for youth and parents, have alternative recipes for
parents to use, and support some school based exercise classes for youth in our area.

So, if you don't know your child's BMI make a point to find out what it is. When you
learn what it is, good or not so good, make a choice to support positive life choices
by joining Rotary, The Jackson County Health Department, Chipola College, Jackson
County Schools, and the rest of our community in being fit for a longer and more
productive life.

For more information on this article you may contact Karen Koonce Edwards at the
Jackson County Health Department's Social Service Division at 850-526-2412.

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"My family's been fishing for eight generations. It's just a way of life.
That's why we've got to get this cleaned up."
Pete Floyd
Commercial Fisherman,
Pascagoula, Mississippi

When the spill hit, a lot of people said it would be the end. BP said
they would try to make this right. But how was an energy company
going to help a fisherman?

Putting People to Work
The first thing they did was rent my boat and hire me to help with
the cleanup. They made up my losses so I could pay my bills. And
they worked with all kinds of people here from fishermen and
shrimpers to restaurant owners. It helped us keep our businesses
open. And it helped us make ends meet so we could support
our families.

Staying for the Long Haul
When they capped the well in July and finally killed it, we were all
relieved. But would BP stick around? Well, they did. The beaches
are clean and we're back on the water fishing so things are getting
a whole lot better. They are still here and have said they will keep
working for as long as it takes.

Getting Back to Normal
BP asked me to share my story with you to keep you informed. If
you still need help, please call 1-866-448-5816 or go to If'
you're wondering what you can do, well the next time you're
shopping, buy a little Gulf seafood. There is none finer.

For information visit:

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Blue Devils hold off

Walker scored 25 points,
including 13 from the foul
line, ,to lift the Holmes
County Blue Devils to a
67-61 'victory over the
Graceville Tigers on Friday
The Blue Devils nearly
gave away an 18-point lead
in the second half, but the
Tigers' rally fell just short.
Graceville was led by
Kevin Potts' 24 points, but
the Tigers were unable to
overcome a slew of first-
half turnovers, as well as
15 misses from the free

throw line.
"We came out in the first
half and played how (the
players) wanted to play. In
the second half, we came
out and played how I want-
ed to play, and that was the
difference," Graceville
coach Thomas Register
said after the game. "It's
the story of our season.
When we're patient offen-
sively, we're good. When
we're not patient, we're
The Tigers' inability to
hang on to the ball early
resulted in a first quarter
deficit of 14-9, and a half-
time lead of 37-23 for the
Blue Devils.

Walker scored 19 points
in the first half to lead
Holmes County, putting an
exclamation point on the
first 16 minutes with a two-
handed dunk in the waning
seconds of the half.
A basket by Joram
McCallister, and a driving
finish by Brandon White
quickly pushed the Holmes
County lead to 41-23 early
in the third quarter.
The Tigers were able to
climb back into the game
with a 9-1 run to close the
Potts scored six of the
nine points, including a
bank shot at the end of the
quarter to make it 44-36.

7. The Tigers'
tries to
Blue Devil

A 3-pointer by Jacky
Miles to start the fourth
brought Graceville to with-
in five at 44-39.
Later in the period, a
put-back by Byron Laster,
and a steal and bucket by
Rasheed Campbell cut the
margin to three at 51-48
with 4:46 to play.
A put-back by Potts with
2:55 to play made it a two-
point Blue Devil lead at
55-53 with 2:55 to go.
With Holmes County
nursing a three-point
advantage late, Walker
went to the free throw line
and made two to make it
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Jackson and
Leeks each
score a team
high 14 points
The Marianna Bulldogs
notched a key district vic-
tory on Friday night in
Pensacola, taking a 61-45
win over Catholic.
With the victory, the
Bulldogs improved to 5-3
overall and 3-1 in district
Tre Jackson and Kendall
Leeks each scored 14
points to lead Marianna,
with Quay Royster adding
11, and Kruize Pinkins
Pinkins also added 14
rebounds for the Bulldogs,
while Jackson contributed
six assists.
"We still had too many
turnovers (18) for my
taste," Marianna coach
Travis Blanton said after
the game. "But it was a
big win on the road. The
kids played good from the
start. We really played
four strong quarters."
Marianna was coming
off of a district road loss
to the Chipley Tigers, and
needed a win over
Catholic to stay in the
early mix for the top seed
in the league.
Blanton said he wasn't
sure how his team would
play on the road against a
quality Crusaders team,
and he was very pleased
with the result.
"You've got a real long
bus ride to Pensacola, and
you just don't know how
kids are going to
respond," he said. "You
don't know if they'll have
a groggy start, but they
started out with a lot of
energy. We played hard,
and I think the kids felt
some sense of urgency.
"We needed to win the
game to get back on track
in the district. This defi-
nitely puts us back in the
The Bulldogs will have
another key district game
on Tuesday when they
play host to Arnold at 7
"It's another big game
for us," Blanton said. "It
will be another challenge
for us."


Malone's Chqi Baker looks for someone to pass
Houston County.-Mark Skinner/Floridan

to down court Friday against

Sneads drops third straight

The Sneads Pirates
dropped their third straight
game Friday night in
Blountstown, falling to the
district rival Tigers 48-42 in
Will Rogers scored 15
points to lead the Tigers,
while Trevin Hall and
Daryll Johnson each had 10
to lead the Pirates.
It was a back and forth"
affair throughout, with
Sneads taking an early lead
before Blountstown rallied
with a big second quarter to

go up by 11 at halftime.
The Pirates carried a 15-
13 lead into the second peri-
od, but the Tigers out-
scored theml6-3 in the peri-
od to go up 29-18 at the
Sneads responded with a
big third quarter-which
included five 3-pointers -
to cut the margin to just one
at 38-37 entering the fourth
quarter. The game was tied
at 38-38 with six minutes to
play, but the Pirates were
never able to get in front.
"It was a real good
game," Sneads coach
Kelvin Johnson said. "We

just could never get over
the hump in the fourth.
"But my boys played
very well. Blountstown has
so many quick guards, and
to have a chance late in the
game to win at their gym
was good. Both teams
played very well."
With the loss, Sneads fell
to 4-3 in district play after
dropping their second
straight league game.
Blountstown improved
to 4-1 in the district.
"We're still in the hunt,"
the Sneads coach said of the
district race. "I still think it's
a five or six team district."

Nothing seems to be
slowing the Malone Tigers
these days.
The Tigers (9-1) notched
a seventh straight win
Friday night, thanks to a
buzzer beating 3-pointer by
freshman Chai Baker to top
Houston County 72-71 in
the Subway Classic at
It's the second game-
winning 3-pointer of the
season for Baker, who also
beat Bainbridge with one
earlier this year.
"You have to give him a
lot of credit," Malone coach
Steven Welch said of his
young guard. "He seems to
have ice water in his veins
on those kinds of shots.
There's no fear in his team-
mates about giving him the
ball in those spots because
he's a freshman. His team-
mates give it to him, and he
makes those shots."
Baker also scored 33
points to lead the Tigers.
He scored 32 in a win
over Marianna earlier this
season, making several key
3-pointers along the way.
His 3-pointer from the
top of the key against
Bainbridge put the, Tigers
ahead for good in the wan-
ing seconds, and the corner
triple Friday night buried
Houston County with no
time on the clock.
"We had a big shot-
maker graduate last year
(TJ Smith), and now we've
had two or three kids step


that really stand out. Those
were big shots to beat good
teams. They weren't easy
shots either. Both were with
a hand in his face. If he
keeps his head on straight,
he has a chance to be a spe-
cial player."
Baker hit five of the
Tigers' 12 3-pointers on the
night, with brother Ty
Baker adding four, and
Marcus Leonard three.
Leonard scored 15
points, .with Ty Baker
adding 14, and Andre
Rogers eight.
Tyreek Granger led
Houston County with 20
points, with Andrew
Bolden adding 15.
Malone led 22-14
through the first quarter,
and 40-31 at halftime.
Houston County stormed
back in the third to take a
53-52 lead.
The lead changed hands
several times in the fourth,
with the teams finding
themselves tied with just
under a minute to play.
Malone had a chance to
regain the lead with a trip
to the free throw line. The
Tigers came up empty on
Houston County went in
front with a pair of foul
shots with 14 seconds left
to make it 71-69.
The Tigers advanced the
ball up the court and
called timeout with eight
seconds to play, but they
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Lady Tigers sweep Hornets

The Graceville Lady
Tigers topped Cottondale
for the second time this
season Thursday night
with a 43-35 victory in
Mychea Williams scored
15 points, Wynterra
Pittman added 11, and the
Lady Tigers led from start
to finish to sweep the sea-
son series.
Graceville led 10-2 after
one quarter, and 20-13 at
The Lady Hornets were
able to rally in the third to
trim the deficit to five at
33-28, but they were
unable to get any closer in
the fourth quarter.
"That was one of our
strongest efforts on the
defensive end this season,"
Graceville coach Jon
Habali said after the game.
"To hold Cottondale to 13
in a half, we'll take that
any time."
The Lady Hornets strug-
gled to get much going
offensively, with their
dynamic scoring trio of
Jakia Grimsley, Shay
Wright, and' Khadejah
Ward combining for just
27 points.

Continued From Page 1B
were unable to execute the
ensuing play, and called
another timeout with four
seconds left.
Welch then called for
Baker to come off of a
screen and break on the left
baseline, and the freshman
delivered as time expired.
"It was a quality win," the
coach said. "We played one
of our better games."
The Tigers have shown

Habali said the game
plan was to limit their easy
"We were definitely
focused on the big three,"
the coach said. "We want-
ed to make them hit shots
from the outside.
Fortunately, they were
Cottondale didn't get on
the board until the final
moments of the first quar-
"We started out really
rough," Lady Hornets
coach Shan Pittman said.
"We just never could get it
going. I think they had a
good game plan. They just
basically handled us under
the goal. Their size was a
problem for us, and we
couldn't throw ,it in the
ocean. Shots weren't
falling, and we didn't get
many second opportunities
The Lady Tigers took
advantage to go up by as
much as 13 points in the
third quarter, but they
couldn't put Cottondale
away until late.
"It looked like we were
going to pull away a cou-
ple times," Habali said.
"But (Cottondale) didn't
quit. We knew they would-
The two wins over CHS

an early season knack for
winning close games,
something that Welch said
has been very encouraging.
"One thing I'm really
noticing is they don't expect
to lose," the coach said.
"We could've panicked in a
few games, and we had our
backs against the wall
(Friday night). But we've
been doing a good job of
not giving up, of not getting
frustrated. They don't want
to lose. It's a good feeling
now. I hope it can carry over
into the rest of the season."

D evils 2 free throws, and Walker
D evils made 2-of-4 in the final 30
seconds to seal the win for
Continued From Page 1B Holmes County.
62-57 with 1:15 to play. Walker made 13-of-19
A lay-up by Jonathan from the foul line for the
Williams with a minute left night.
on the clock gave Holmes McCallister added 15
County a 64-58 edge. points for the Blue Devils,
Marquise White's driving with White scoring 14, and
bucket with 32.7 seconds Williams eight.
on the clock cut the lead to Miles scored 10 points
four at 64-60; that was the for Graceville, and White
last field goal the Tigers and Campbell each scored
were able to convert. nine.
Jervonte Johns made 1 of The Tigers fell to 5-4
overall and 5-2 in district.

Cottondale's Khadejah Ward tries for two points
against Graceville Thursday.-Mark Skinner/Floridan

had to be satisfying for the
Lady Tigers, who were
defeated by the Lady
Hornets by a point in the
district championship
game in Cottondale last

"It helps our confi-
dence," Habali said of the
wins. "But I wouldn't be
surprised if we played them
again in the playoffs."

Pirates lose late

lead to Eagles

The Sneads Pirates
watched a late lead evap-
orate Thursday night in
Tallahassee, as they fell
to North Florida
Christian 71-57.
The Pirates led 49-41
entering the fourth peri-
od, but NFC dominated
the final quarter by out-
scoring Sneads 30-8.
Josh Rogers scored 25
points in a losing cause
for the Pirates, with John
Locke and John
Whittington each adding
It was a tough loss for
the Pirates., who defeat-
ed NFC by six points in
a preseason game in
"I thought for the first
26 minutes, that was the
best we had played all
year long," Pirates coach

Kelvin Johnson said.
"We really looked good.
But in the last six min-
utes, that may have been
the worst we've played
all year long. We just
kind of gave it away. We
threw it away a bunch."
North Florida
Christian's John
Nogowski knocked
down a pair of long 3-
pointers to start the
fourth, and the momen-
tum permanently shifted
to the Eagles.
"We just let it get
away from us," Johnson
said. "We didn't convert
on the offensive end
when we had the chance,
and it snowballed on us
from there.
"But (the Eagles) have
got a really good team.
They've got some quick
guards, some big guys
... they're a much
improved team."

Chipola's Tykiesha O'Neill looks down court.-Mark

Lady Indians

extend winning

streak to eight

The No. 16 Chipola
Lady Indians took a pair of
road victories over the
weekend in Panama City
to make it eight straight
going into the Christmas
Chipola beat Central
Florida 72-63 on Friday,
then held off a pesky
Bishop State team 60-43
on Saturday.
The Lady Indians made
a whopping 10 3-pointers
in the first half against
Central Florida, including
five from Cayla Walker, to
jump out to a 40-32 lead.
Chipola pushed the lead
to 55-45 with 11 minutes
to play, but an eight-
minute scoring drought
allowed Central Florida to
cut the lead to 55-54 with
three minutes on the clock.
But the Lady Indians
answered with a pair of 3-
point plays from Jasmine
Shaw and Arrica Johnson
to push the lead back to
seven at 61-54, making
free throws down the
stretch to seal the win.
Carleeda Green led the
way with 16 points for
Chipola, with Shaw and
Walker each scoring 15.
On Saturday, the Lady
Indians faced a winless

Bishop State team that
appeared outmatched on
paper, but kept the game
within striking distance
until late.
Chipola led 30-20 at the
half, but Bishop State cut
into the lead to make it 35-
29 early in the second half.
The Lady Indians
responded by pushing the
lead back up to double dig-
its, and held on for the
It was the final game
before the Christmas
break, and Chipola coach
David Lane said that was
plainly evident.
"I'm just glad we got it
over with," the coach said.
"It's one of the toughest
games of the year, that last
game before the break,
especially against a team
you know you should beat.
We were just flat offen-
sively, and they hung
around. We never felt like
we were going to get beat,
but it was one of those
where you couldn't really
relax. It was just one of
those games you try to get
it over with."
Green again led Chipola
in scoring with 19 points,
with Shaw adding 15.
The Lady Indians next
play on Dec. 29-30 against
Santa Fe and Daytona
Beach in Gainesville.

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Magic acquire Arenas,

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among others

for another tweak.
A rough patch early this
season was enough to con-
vince the Orlando Magic
that perhaps they weren't
good enough to contend in
the Eastern Conference after
all. They acquired troubled
guard Gilbert Arenas from
the Washington Wizards and
Hedo Turkoglu and Jason
Richardson from the
Phoenix Suns in a major
roster shake up Saturday.
The Magic sent forward
Rashard Lewis to
Washington and Vince
Carter, Mickael Pietrus and
Marcin Gortat to Phoenix in
a separate trade. Orlando
also received Earl Clark
from the Suns.
"We needed a little bit
more punch," Magic presi-
dent Otis Smith said. "All
those guys coming in have
an ability to move the ball.
After looking at our team
through 25 games, we were
missing a little something. I

thought change was need-
The overhaul was a major
move for a franchise that
began the season believing it
had all the pieces for its first
Instead, Orlando had lost
five of its last six games to
drop from first to fourth in
the Eastern Conference. The
slide was magnified by win-
ning streaks of 11 by Miami
and 12 by Boston, a ripple
effect that was enough to
force Orlando to revamp the
After losing to the Los
Angeles Lakers in the NBA
finals in the 2008-09 season,
the Magic parted ways with
Turkoglu a fan favorite
who went to Toronto and
traded with New Jersey to
get Carter. The decision
turned out to be a disaster;
Carter struggled, mightily in
Orlando's disappointing exit
in'the East finals last season
against Boston.
An early-season skid
forced Smith to reverse

"I don't think it's admit-
ting a mistake," hp said. "I
don't regret breaking up the
finals team. I think it was the
right decision at the time."
The Wizards and Suns
were happy to part ways
with pieces that didn't pan
Arenas was suspended
50 games last season for
bringing a gun into
Washington's locker room.
He also faked an injury to
sit out a preseason game
this year, and his often crit-
ical remarks were a distrac-
tion for a young team now
centered on No. 1 overall
pick John Wall.
"We're totally in a
rebuild," Wizards coach
Flip Saunders said. "We've
said that. We were in a situ-
ation where we had three of
our top players play pretty
much the same position in
John (Wall) and Gilbert and
Kirk (Hinrich)."
For the Suns, the deal
was the first significant
move pulled off 'by their
new front office of presi-
dent Lon Babby and gener-

al manager Lance Blanks.
The deal addresses
Phoenix's glaring weak-
nesses: a lack of size and
poor defense.
"Carter and Pietrus give
us a great defensive pres-
ence on the perimeter and
they should be extremely
dynamic offensively. And,
.of course, I think we all
recognize that we had a
need here for an increased
interior presence, size and
rebounding," Babby said.
"And Gortat is really some-
one that we've had our eye
on since we got here."
The Magic made strong
pushes to acquire Denver's
Carmelo Anthony or New
Orleans' Chris Paul, but
after little progress, they
began seeking other
Smith has been a close
friend and mentor to
Arenas going back to their
days at Golden State, when
Smith was in the front-
office and Arenas was a
young player. Richardson
was also with the Warriors
for most of that time.

Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas during an NBA'
basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Miami.-
AP Photo

Lady Bulldogs

top Chipley


The Marianna Lady
Bulldogs took a 35-30
victory over Chipley on
Thursday night in Chipley
to pick up their second
district win of the season.
With the win, the Lady
Bulldogs moved to 4-5
overall and 2-3 in league
Shamiqua Davies and
Treshae Patterson each
scored 10 points to lead
Marianna, while
Laquinisha Williams
added nine.
Marianna led through-
out, taking a 9-4 lead into
the second period, and
going up 16-14 at half-
The Lady 'Dawgs
pushed the lead out to
seven in the third period at

26-19, then extended it to
14 early in the fourth.
"We played decent,"
Marianna coach Chucky
Brown said after the
game. "I think fatigue
started to set in on us late
with us only having eight
Both teams had trouble
hanging on to the basket-
ball, with Marianna turn-
ing it over 23 times, and
Chipley 28 times.
"Both teams turned it
over a bunch," Brown
said. "The key was who
made the best conversions
after the turnovers, and I
guess we came out on top
with that."
Marianna will next play
on Tuesday on the road
against Mosley, then will
return to action on Dec. 28
in Cottondale against the
Lady Hornets.

BYU dominates UTEP 52-24


N.M. Jake Heaps is
BYU's bowl-winning
quarterback, and that's no
easy feat for a freshman.
Heaps threw four
touchdown passes, con-
necting with Cody
Hoffman on three scores,
and finished with 264
yards passing to help
BYU beat overmatched
Texas-El Paso 52-24 on
Saturday in the New
Mexico Bowl.
While he was one of the
nation's top recruits a
year ago, Heaps has come
a long way from earlier
this season when he was
sharing snaps with Riley.
Nelson, who later was
injured, and struggling to
throw TD passes for the
first time in his life.
"But as a group, as an
offense, we really stepped
it up. We really
improved," Heaps said.

Cougars coach Bronco
Mendenhall admitted he
mismanaged the team
when Heaps was splitting
time with Nelson, whose
injury, allowed Heaps a
chance to develop.
"He has a very bright
future and he continues to
learn to lead our team,"
Mendenhall said. "He
continues to learn what it
means to be the quarter-
back at BYU and now he
knows what it feels like to
win a bowl game. That's
something a lot of first-
,year quarterbacks don't
have the opportunity to
Heaps showed some
toughness, too. He dis-
closed in the interview
room that he has had a
broken rib since BYU's
last game, a 17-16 loss to
Utah on Nov. 27.
"Not because I got
sacked," Heaps said.
"Because I was being a
knucklehead out there,
running around."

The victory capped a
triumphant turnaround for
the Cougars (7-6), whose
1-4 start included a rare
loss to instate rival Utah
State. At that point,
Mendenhall told his team
it would be a remarkable
feat to reach a bowl game
and win it.
Mission accomplished
after the Cougars won
five of their last seven
regular-season games to
become' bowl eligible. In
the first game of college
football's bowl 'season,
Mendenhall's team
showed just how far BYU
came by dominating the
Miners (6-7).
"I'm just really 'proud
of our team. In all facets
of the game, we have
improved," Heaps said.
"It's so rewarding, look-
ing back on this game and
the way our season has
gone. It has just been a
very special season."
Coffman had eight
catches for 137 yards,

'while Joshua Quezada ran
for 101 yards and J.J.
DiLuigi added 98 yards
on the ground to help the
Cougars in their final con-
test before they begin
play as an independent in
football next season.
Heaps became the first
freshman quarterback to
start any of BYU's 29
bowl games. For most of
the, day, he looked like a
polished veteran and
showed why he was one
of the nation's top recruits
coming out of high school
in the Seattle suburbs in
He completed seven of
his first nine attempts,
with'both of those incom-
pletions on drops.
"He was composed,"
UTEP coach Mike Price
said. "He didn't play like
a freshman. He played
like a veteran. He threw
the ball in there very
accurately and was tough.
He commanded their

Potts leads Tigers past

Seahawks; scores 33


The Graceville Tigers
took a 70-58 victory over
the South Walton
Seahawks on Thursday
night in Graceville.
Kevin Potts scored 33
points to lead the Tigers,
who improved to 5-3
overall and 5-1 in district
with the win.
The Tigers got out to a
fast start, scoring 11 of
the game's first 13 points,
and taking a 35-28 lead
into halftime.
Graceville pushed the
lead out to 53-38 in the
third quarter, and cruised
in the fourth to the easy
"We had a great start,

and defensively we were
able to just wear them
down," Tigers coach
Thomas Register said
after the game. "Kevin
Potts had a big game. He
was playing under con-
trol, taking better shots,
and also got some offen-
sive rebounds and put-
Byron Laster also
added 16 points for
It was the second
straight win for the
Tigers, who beat
Bozeman on Tuesday
after falling to Cottondale
in'their previous game.
"We're starting to give
that effort and play more
under control," Register
said. "I felt like in the

Cottondale game we were
rushing thing and trying
to create one on one.
That's not who we are at
all. We've got to run
through our stuff, be
patient, and get the ball
inside and out.
"Good basketball for us
is not one on one. The last
couple games, we've
dribbled the ball about a
thousand times less than
we did in some earlier
games. We were moving
the ball up the court quick
without dribbling."
The Tigers lost to
Holmes County on Friday
night, and will next be in
action on Monday and
Tuesday in the
Florida/Georgia Shootout
in Bainbridge, Ga.

Jaguars look to take hold of

AFC South against Colts


Maurice Jones-Drew. under-
stands the stakes.
Jacksonville has a chance
to dethrone the AFC champi-
ons and finally end a
decade's worth of frustration
in the AFC South if it can
win Sunday at Indianapolis.
"It is our Super Bowl,"
Jones-Drew said before get-
ting too deep into the analo-
gies. "I think every game is
our Super Bowl, so this is
another chance for us for our
14th Super Bowl."
No team understands this
challenge better than the Jags
(8-5). They've built the team
T around a ball-control offense,
led by Jones-Drew, and a
defense designed to make the
Colts one-dimensional. They
hired an unyielding coach
who thrives on physical foot-

ball, and yet it's never been
quite enough to take down
the Colts (7-6).
Until now, maybe.
A win makes Jacksonville
the first team other than Indy
or Tennessee to win the
South crown since the divi-
sion's creation in 2002. Plus,
the Jaguars could be celebrat-
ing the title on their nemesis'
home field.
It's a potentially sweet sce-
nario, but one the Jags prefer
to downplay as they visit a
city where they are 2-7.
"I don't look at it like that,"
coach Jack Del Rio said
when asked about putting the
Colts away. "For us, we're
just doing what we do every
week. We have to understand
strengths and weaknesses
and areas of concemrnand this
team has to put forth its best
Traditionally, effort hasn't
been a problem when these

teams meet. Five of the last
six games have been decided
by three points or less,
including this season's first
meeting. Josh Scobee made a
59-yard field goal as time
expired to give the then-reel-
ing Jags a badly needed 31-
28 victory in October.
Jacksonville responded with
seven wins in the next 10
games, taking control of the
But the Jags also might
have the book on beating the
Jones-Drew is the league's
hottest back with six straight
100-yard games and has a
chance to win the rushing
title. In nine career games
against the Colts, he's aver-
aged 5.4 yards per carry and
scored more TDs (12) than
all but five players: Paul
Hornung, Andre Reed,
Stanley Morgan, Rick
Casares and Jim Taylor.

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Native son sets record
Pictured is Marianna
native and Marion High
School (111.) linebacker
Troy Slinkard as he cross-
es the goal line and sets a
new school record for
longest interception with a
68-yard touchdown
return. Slinkard, 16,
attended both Golson and
Riverside elementary
schools until moving to
Marion, Ill. in 2004.
Slinkard helped the
Wildcats reach the second
round of playoffs and fin-
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Dolphins hope to shake home slump against Bills

MIAMI Last week
the Miami Dolphins
attended the Broadway
play "Lombardi," then
followed their usual
script on the road and
beat the New York Jets.
This week?
"We might look for a
play here in Miami,"
coach Tony Sparano said
with a smile. "Maybe
some Christmas play, or
'Fiddler on the Roof.'"
With his team back
home Sunday to face the
Buffalo Bills, Sparano is
eager for a happy ending.
The Dolphins are 6-1 on
the road but 1-5 at home,
a bizarre disparity
unmatched in the NFL
since 1980.
"That is interesting,"
Bills quarterback Ryan
Fitzpatrick said. "You
would think it would be
flip-flopped. I guess it
just shows you it's hard to
win in the NFL, no matter
where you are."
A succession of stum-
bles at home have left the
Dolphins (7-6) with slim
playoff prospects. The
Bills (3-10) are merely
trying to lay a solid foun-
dation for next year with
a late-season surge, and
they'll be in the spoilers'
role against an AFC East
"Nobody up here likes
Miami," Buffalo first-
year coach Chan Gailey
said. "Let's be honest. It
has been that way before I
got here, and it will be
that way after I leave.
These two teams don't
like each other. You enjoy
the moment, because you
love it when two teams
that don't like each other
Maybe bad blood will
get the Dolphins going,
although they're 0-2 at
home within the division.
They've been outscored
160-79 in their stadium.
It's small consolation that
four of the five losses

Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passes. The Bills lost their first meeting with
the Dolphins 15-10 back in week 1. -AP Photo

have been to likely play-
off teams, with Cleveland
the exception.
The woeful trend actu-
ally dates to last season,
when the Dolphins lost
their final two games,
both at home. They've
been beaten in seven of
their past eight home
Maybe a night at
"Fiddler on the Roof".
would help, although
Sparano has already tried
shaking up the routine at
home. The day before the
most recent game in
Miami, Sparano bused his
team to the stadium for a
tour of the locker room
and field.
"We were just trying to
simulate what you do on
an away week," running
back Ronnie Brown said.
The result: a dismal 13-
10 loss to the Browns.
"I don't know what it
is," Sparano said. "We've
tried everything."
The repeated flops at
home are especially puz-
zling because the
Dolphins have been so
successful away from
Miami. They're tied with
the Steelers for the NFL's
best road record. The
home-road differential is


the largest in the NFL
since the 1980 Seattle
Seahawks were 0-6 at
home and 4-1 on the road,
according to STATS LLC.
There are other dispari-
ties. The Dolphins have
thrown 11 interceptions at
home and two on the
Brown is averaging 2.7
yards per carry at home

and 4.3 on the road.
Like Sparano, his play-
ers are unable to come up
with an explanation.
"People are going to
make a big deal out of it,"
Brown said. "But we just
have to take care of busi-
ness. No matter where
we're playing, we've got
our backs against the
wall. We must win these

next three games."
To have any shot at the
playoffs, that's likely
Buffalo, meanwhile, is
playing out the string a
familiar situation for a
team that 'will miss the
playoffs for an 11th con-
secutive year, matching
Detroit for the NFL's
longest active drought.
The- Bills may find
motivation facing an
intradivision rival in each
of their final three games.
"To be good, the first
thing is you've got to be
good in is your division,"

Fitzpatrick said. "You've
got to be able to beat
those teams, and we
haven't had a lot of suc-
cess with that recently. I
think this is a big three
weeks for us, starting
with Miami, in 'terms of
seeing where we are in
our division. Obviously
we're at the bottom right
The Bills' fortunes have
been on the rise lately,
though. After starting 0-8,
they've won three of the
past five games, including
a victory last week
against Cleveland.

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Jackson County Floridan Sunday, December 19, 2010 -7B

Birds homecoming a memorable experience

It happened around nine
a.m. The risen sun burned
brightly in the clear sky,
showering the salt marsh and
all vestiges of outlying "civ-
ilization" with an unob-
structed yellow-gold aura.
Appropriate, I thought. Big
productions merit big spot-
The temperature hovered
in the mid 20s, the mercury
reluctant to rise despite the
absence of cloud cover and
appreciable wind chill. I
paced to stay warm, my
gloved hand wrapped
around the compact binocu-
lars inside my vest pocket. It
had been awhile since Fd
heard the encouraging words
from one of the Operation
Migration volunteers.
"They're up," she said.
"Flying. They're coming."
I took note of the modest
crowd gathered at the fly-
over site. They're just as cold

as me, I thought, and just as
excited. I'm not crazy. This
is so right. This is where I'm
meant to be at this moment
in time. Perhaps a hundred
pairs of eyes scanned the
northern horizon in eager
I never heard the engine of
the "flock leader" the tiny
ultralight aircraft leading
them "home" for the winter.
I didn't see them, either, not
at first. Then, a hush fol-
lowed by an almost-whis-

pered "Here they come."
There. Above the line of
trees in the distance, from
the north, just as expected.
The plane first, then the
birds, tiny specks holding
formation off the left wing
tip. Barely visible.
The binoculars, dummy!
You know, in your pocket?
Yes. There they are. All
five of them. Half of the
divided flock, the "class" of
2010. They're flying right
above me. They're breath-
taking, majestic. And so
very, very fragile.
The ultralight pilot
(endearing himself to me
immensely at that moment)
banked the diminutive
"trike" and executed a slow
turn, looping his feathered
charges around in a wide cir-
cle above the onlookers on
the ground. I lost all sense of
the people around me, con-
stantly following the birds

with my glasses until they
were out of sight, winging
unerringly toward the nearby
National Wildlife Refuge
that will be their winter
'home until they return to
Wisconsin in the spring, this
time on their own, no man-
made contraption to guide
Was it worth it? My jour-
ney to and from St. Marks,
Fla. was well over 200 miles.
I awoke at two a.m. and was
on the road by three.
Besides, there was no
etched-in-stone assurance
they'd fly this morning. I'd
carefully monitored their
progress for several weeks,
each previous anticipated
sighting fruitless, frustrating.
But this was my last
chance. No more flyovers
this year. I simply had to be
there. Not many people, I
fear, will remotely under-
stand, but there was no other

choice. It is how I am wired.
For me it was important,
even vital in its way.
It was important for many
selfish reasons, not the least
of which is the fact that I am
a birdwatcher who had a
glaringly empty space on his
life list. It was important
because I am inexorably
drawn to people who, with-
out question or complaint,
wholly dedicate themselves
to a worthy cause. Primarily,
though, it was important
because these birds are what
they are. They are whooping
cranes, a species that, after
decades of precarious strug-
gle, is only now beginning to
make positive strides away
from the brink of extinction.
Time was, before committed
human intervention, their
numbers dipped into the
, twenties.
For me and those with
whom I was gathered this

frigid morning the experi-
ence was more than a mere
bird sighting. It was a rare,
moving thing, something to
be treasured. It brought
home an encouraging con-
jecture. If we can somehow
save the whooping crane,
then might we not also
Maybe. Just maybe.
December 15, 2010, St.
Marks, Fla. Some kindred
spirits and I (many for no
doubt the first time) with-
stood unseasonable cold,
sleeplesshess and the loom-
ing specter of repeated dis-
appointment for a brief five-
minute glimpse of a handful
of young migrating whoop-
ing cranes. In so doing, we
saw so much more. We were
eyewitnesses to a genuine
ray of hope.
Worth it?
Oh my yes.
Every shivering moment.

NASCAR Sprint Cup cars race around the newly-paved track surface at Daytona
International Speedway in Daytona Beach on Thursday 2010.-AP Photo

New surface could possibly

wreak havoc at Daytona


The Daytona 500 could
have higher speeds, wilder
races and closer finishes.
Drivers testing Daytona
International Speedway for
the first time since it was
completely repaved agreed
Thursday that NASCAR's
premier event will feature
tighter packs cars run-
ning three wide at nearly
200 mph and increase the
possibility for breathtaking
"It's going to be a lot
tighter packs than I've ever
seen," defending Daytona
500 winner Jamie
McMurray said. "It's cer-
tainly going to be more
Talladega-type, really close,
restrictor-plate racing.
You've got to hope that
you're going to make it to
the end because the odds (of
big wrecks) are going to be
really good I'd say."
The sport's most famous
track recently completed its
second repaving project, the.

first since 1979, and drivers
turned laps on the 2/2-mile
superspeedway Wednesday
and Thursday as part of
Goodyear's tire test.
The notorious bumps in
turns two and four are gone,
so is the pesky pothole that
plagued the race last
February, and pit road is
wider for increased safety.
The result is a smoother
track that causes less tire
wear, creates faster laps and
more tight-knit racing.
"It's going to be more like
Talladega," veteran driver
Bobby Labonte said. "It's
going to lend to more push-
ing, more shoving, more
drafting like that. Obviously,
that's going to lend to more
things that could happen.
Nobody knows that. If you
sat here on a Monday and
ran a 500-mile race with 43
cars and you did it again
Wednesday and again
Friday, you'd have three dif-
ferent races probably.
"It's not a recipe. It just
kind of folds out the way it
folds out. You don't really
know, but it definitely lends

to that."
Eighteen drivers from six
teams, including Jdff
Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth,
Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo
Montoya, took part in the
test. Some teams brought
cars and engines from last
season. Others tested their
latest and greatest technolo-
gy, including ethanol-blend-
ed fuel.
All the teams used a
slightly smaller restrictor
plate than the one bolted on
engines at Daytona last sea-
son. The top speed was
197.5 mph, and NASCAR
vice president of competi-
tion Robin Pemberton said
officials will evaluate testing
results before deciding
whether to reduce the plate
even further.
"We may need to come
down a little bit off of that,
which would be like a 64th
of an inch or something,"
Pemberton said. "We'll have
to go back and talk to the
teams and we'll look at the
speeds from the last two
days of testing."

Pulse on Florida's most

popular fishing lakes

Bass fishing is fair and at this
time fish are holding in pret-
ty good numbers around
deeper wood structure, grass
and other main-lake and
upriver vegetation. Drop-
shotting with finesse worms
is paying off for some. At the
edges of main-lake hydrilla
patches, try medium-running
crankbaits on a slow retrieve.
Flipping the dead patches of
vegetation up the rivers is
also a worthwhile technique
at present.
Crappie fishing is reported
as good in spots. Minnows
are the preferred offering
right now as the jig fishing
has slowed considerably.
Bream, catfish and hybrids
remain extremely slow with
the recent cold snap having
its predicted effect.
fishing is slow, though the
stained-water spinnerbait bite
has been reasonably active of

late. A chartreuse-and-white
color combination is a report-
edly good spinnerbait pattern.
When water temperature is
inordinately cold, swimming
jigs slowly through flooded
vegetation may pay off. Focus
on flooded grass during the
high-water period and con-
centrate on spinnerbaits, shal-
low crankbaits and Texas-rig
A few crappies have been
taken during the past week
from deeper channel areas
near creek mouths -and
bridges. Minnows have
worked best, but small blue-
and-white tube lures have
taken a few as well.
Bream, catfish and other
species remain at a complete
standstill for now.
bass, fish main-river ledges
with jig-and-pig combos.
Fish slowly and try to get the
bait directly into the concen-

trations of fish. Most fish are
coming from ledges in spots
where current flow is at a
minimum. Deeper tributaries
may also hold a few bass that
will fall for a slowly present-
ed Carolina-rig.
Crappies are slow, but
some may be taken from
deeper structure near some
of the creek mouths. Some
bank fishermen have taken
some crappies from the tail-
water areas of both dams. In
both places, use minnows.
. Catfish are very slow in
the tailwaters and up. and
down the river. There are no
positive bream reports.
(Generation schedules,
pool levels, and other such
information for area water-
ways may be obtained by
calling toll-free 1-888-771-
4601. Follow the recorded
instructions and access the
touch-tone for the
Apalachicola River

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Year in review:

Top YouTube hits


Antoine Dodson's dra-
matic reaction to a local
crime has spawned the
most-watched YouTube
video of the year, excepting
music videos. When
Dodson, a 24-year-old
Alabama student, gave an
angry TV interview about
an attempted rape against
his younger sister, he
became a viral hit. When a
video turned that rant into
an auto-tuned song, "Bed
Intruder Song," Dodson
became a full-fledged
Internet sensation. The
"Bed Intruder Song" is the
top YouTube video of the
year, the Google Inc.-
owned company announced
Monday. YouTube added
the view counts for two
versions of the video,
which put its total at more
than 61 million views.
YouTube separated com-
mercial music videos from
their top-10 list. Otherwise,
all the top 10 videos would
have been by either Justin
Bieber, Shakira, Eminem,
Rihanna or Lady Gaga.
With more than 406 mil-
lion views, Bieber's video

for "Baby" trumped all
The "Bed Intruder"
video was remixed by New
York musicians Evan and
Michael Gregory, who are
also known for their Web
series "Auto-Tune the
News." The song charted
on iTunes, with profits
being split between
Dodson and the Gregorys.
The second most-
watched video was another
made-for-YouTube riff: a
parody of Ke$ha's "Tik
Tok".by the musical sketch
Web series Key of
Awesome. More than 50.6
million have watched the
mock version of the popu-
lar pop song.
In the third most-
watched video, 13-year-old
Greyson Chance (who has
been compared to Bieber)
sings Lady Gaga's
"Paparazzi" while playing
piano at a sixth-grade
music recital.
The top 10 also included:
a video from the
"Annoying Orange" series;
a viral ad from Old Spice;
the hysterically happy
"double rainbow" guy; OK
Go's video to "This Too

Shall Pass"; the trailer for
the "Twilight" film
"Eclipse"; Jimmy Kimmel
surprising a 3-year-old
Bieber fan with the young
star; and a stunt driving
video by rally racer Ken
YouTube said it made an
exception in its rankings
for OK Go's music video
because the band is no
longer on a major label. In
March, the band left EMI's
Capitol Records to start
Paracadute Recordings.
Mia Quagliarello,
YouTube community man-
ager, noted that several of
2010's top videos were
made by people or compa-
nies that attempt to create
YouTube videos for a liv-
ing. YouTube shares adver-
tising revenue with upload-
ers who are "partners."
Many of the so-called
amateurs that helped build
YouTube have gone pro.
"More and more people
are seeing YouTube as a
place they can make it their
career," said Quagliarello.
"We try to give them the
tools and the financial to
make that happen."

Ask Mr. Know-it-all


Q: In my memory, I have
wonderful sights and sounds
of Christmas. One is the
Salvation Army tripod hold-
ing the collection kettle and
the sound of the bell ringer.
How long has the red kettle
been around? How long has
the Salvation Army existed?
- T.W.L., Santa Rosa,
A: In 1865, William
Booth "founded the East
London Christian Mission
to help the needy of London,
England. By mid-1878, the
name was changed to the
Salvation Army. In 1880, the
organization began its work
in the United .States. In
1891, Salvation Army Capt.
Joseph McFee, distraught
over the number of poor and
hungry in San Francisco,
Calif., set out to provide a
free Christmas dinner for
1,000 destitute residents.
Trying to find a way to fund
his venture, he recalled his
sailor days in Liverpool,
England, and a sight he saw
where passersby would toss
a coin into a pot to help the
less fortunate. So he placed
a similar pot at the Oakland
ferry landing with a sign

requesting help. It worked;
he fulfilled his goal to pro-
vide food for those in need.
The idea of using a kettle to
solicit donations quickly
spread on the West Coast; in
six years, the idea reached
Boston and the rest of the
Q: I read a short story that
took place in England dur-
ing the 1700s. Revelers went
door-to-door hoping to
receive a cup of "lamb-
swool." There was no
description of what this
drink is. Can you shed some
light on the mystery for me?
- Y.T.M., Bar Harbor,
A: Indeed, the drink
"lambswool" was popular
during the 1700s in
England. I'm sure that there
were many variations, but
basically the recipe consist-
ed of old, strong ale heated
with nutmeg, ginger and
sugar; many recipes call for
the inclusion of eggs as well.
Apples were roasted until
the skins burst and then
immersed in the drink just
before serving.
Q: We are told that Mary,
mother of Jesus, placed him
in a manger. What exactly is
a, manger? C.L.,

The replace
Dear Annie: I am recently divorced and
readily admit that I contributed to the rea-
sons why we are no longer together. The
problem is, six days after the divorce became
official, my ex was already dating someone
else and letting him meet my kids.
When I asked my 7-year-old son if
Mommy had a new friend, he
replied, "Yes! And his first name ."
is the same as .yours!" The .
excitement with which he said\ fl
this broke my heart. I confronted
my ex and ran off her new man. I .--
know this was not the way to han- -
dle it, but I didn't know what to do. Any
advice would be great. Confused Dad
in Kansas
Dear Kansas: You can't have it both
ways. Your ex-wife's social life is no longer
your business. Your only legitimate concern
is the kids. If you are capable of discussing
this with your ex calmly, explain that it is not
in the children's best interests to meet and
develop a bond with any of her dates unless
the relationship is serious and committed.
And more importantly, she should not have
any man sleep over at the house when the
children are present. But please try to accept
that one day your ex-wife is likely to meet
someone who will become part of your chil-

My first deal this week was easy to solve for anyone
used to checking the high-card points. Here is anoth-
er. You are the declarer in three no-trump. West, who
opened the bidding in spades, leads the queen.
With 14 high-card points opposite a partner who
overcalled at the two-level, your jump to three no-
trump was eminently sensible. If the contract proves to
have no chance, you will probably be asking partner
what happened to the hand he held during the auc-
tion! You have only five top tricks: two spades and
three diamonds.You can get three more winners from
hearts and at least one from clubs, but the order and
way in which you play these suits is critical. Next,
check those points. Dummy has 13 and you have 14.
That leaves only 13 for the opponents, so West must
have both rounded-suit aces.
Suppose you play a heart at trick two. West will grab
his ace and return a spade, driving out your second
stopper. Then, when you lead a club, he will take his
second ace and run spades for down one. You must
get in a club trick before touching hearts. However, if
you lead the club queen from your hand, West can win
with his ace with effect. Instead, lead your low club. If
West ducks his ace, you win with dummy's king and
shift to hearts. Or, if he takes his ace and plays a
spade, you win, cash your club queen, and claim 10
tricks: two spades, three diamonds and five clubs.

Booth McFee

Sherman, Texas
A: In the Bible, in Luke
2:7, we are told: "And she
gave birth to her firstborn
son and wrapped him in
swaddling cloths and laid
him in a manger, because
there was no place for them
in the inn." A manger is a
trough or open box of
carved stone or wood in a
stable used to hold food or
fodder for animals. The
word comes from the
French "manger," meaning
"to eat."
Q: How many magi visit-
ed Christ after his birth? -
K.L., Yakima, Wash.
A: According to Christian
tradition, three magi visited
the Christ child and brought
gifts of gold, frankincense
and myrrh. Again, according
to tradition, the wise men
were named Melchior,
Gaspar and Balthasar.
However, the Bible does not
disclose the number of magi
who visited the baby Jesus.

Fment father
dren's lives. If they are lucky, he will love
them and they will return the favor. You will
always be their father. Please don't make
their lives more difficult because you are
jealous and possessive of their affection.
Truly, there's enough to go around.
Dear Annie: I've been married to a
wonderful guy for 14 years. The
/ y' problem is, we don't have sex
S\anymore. The last time we tried,
Re o Harry couldn't perform, and now
301 he seems uninterested. We even
sleep in separate bedrooms.
When I point out that he appears
\ \ ^ Y\ unhappy, he insists he's fine. A
f\ ew years ago, I threw him a
\ v. surprise birthday party, and he
had a near breakdown. I see a great psychi-
atrist, but Harry doesn't believe therapy is
useful. I still love him, but I want a husband,
not a roommate. I would have left long ago,
but I'm disabled and cannot live on my own.
Do you have any suggestions? Upset Wife
Dear Upset: Please ask Harry to see his
doctor and have his testosterone checked.
Between the lack of sex and the apparent
depression, it sounds like a medical issue
that can be treated. Harry has been very sup-
portive of you over the years. Now it's your
turn to be his "rock."

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Dec. 21) Be mindful of your
luck, which is a bit stronger
than usual at this time, and you
should be able to add to your
holdings in rare and spectacu-
lar fashion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) If you can, contact a
person with whom you've been
unable to iron out an important
matter, because s/he is likely to
be far more convivial and
responsive than usual. Strike
while the griddle is smoking.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Do all that you can
avoid creating any kind of a cri-
sis where none exists, because
situations that have been giv-
ing you fits can be worked out
now to your ultimate advan-
tage if you keep your cool.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
- You have an angel busy
working behind the scenes,
trying to sort things out to your
ultimate benefit, bent on bring-
ing about something that you
can't seem to get on your own.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- If you choose to use them,
you've got the brains to be able
to improve your lot in life, and
it might be the day to do some-
thing to that end. The harder
you try, the luckier you'll get.
TAURUS (April .20-May 20)
- As well as being quite fortu-
nate, you have the smarts to
advance a personal interest.
This will be true even if you
want to promote something on
a grand scale.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Don't hesitate to ask ques-
tions about whatever it is that's
on your mind. Important infor-
mation that wasn't available
previously is now accessible,
and it's likely to be in terms you
can comprehend and utilize.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
- Someone who hasn't
always been too cooperative
with you in the past could now
turn into a dedicated ally. It's all
because this person's interests
are in sync with yours.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) If
you are currently on a roll in
fulfilling an important ambi-
tion, continue to do all that you
can to keep it going, even if
that means giving up a pleasur-
able interest.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- Something nice is develop-
ing for you through one of your
social contacts. Chances are
it'll be a pleasant surprise that
you'll find not only enjoyable
but helpful as well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-0ct. 23)
All you have to do is apply your
ingenuity if you want to find
some new ways to get some-
thing for your family that has
eluded you up until now. Check
your head, and then use it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
- Being the good listener that
you are, you are likely to pick
up on some valuable informa-
tion from a conversation that
you'll be having with friends,
which will go right over the
heads of others.


Today is the 353rd day of
2010 and the 89th day of
In 1777, the Continental
Army under George
Washington set up winter
quarters in Valley Forge,
In 1998, the U.S. House
of Representatives voted to
impeach President Bill
DAYS: Leonid Brezhnev
(1906-1982), Soviet leader;
Edith Piaf (1915-1963),
singer/actress; Cicely
Tyson (1933-), actress;
Robert Urich (1946-2002),
actor; Alyssa Milano
(1972-), actress; Jake
Gyllenhaal (1980-), actor.
achieve harmony in bad
taste is the height of ele-
gance." Jean Genet
first American president to
be impeached by the House
of Representatives was
Andrew Johnson in 1868.
12 number of astronauts
in the Apollo program who
actually set foot on the
moon's surface.

Between first quarter (Dec.
13) and full moon (Dec.

Jackson County Floridan Sunday, December 19, 2010 B

NEA Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 49 Kind of cat
53 Optician's
1 Romance aid (2 wds.)
5 Novelist 56 Admirer
Follett 57 Young lady
8 Rider's of Sp.
shout 58 Cheerful
12 Sporty color
vehicles 59 "-- do for
13 Veld grazer now"
14 Wine casks 60 Bristle with
15 Processes 61 NASA
cotton destination
16 Cameos 62 Cowgirl
(2 wds.) Evans
18 Helena rival
20 Truck mfr. DOWN
21 Fleck
22 Type of twin 1 Racing sled
25 Weatherterm 2 Cornelia-
28 Tow along Skinner
29 Exec de-. 3 Skirt slit
grees 4 Hairpin
33 Upand about curves
35 Milk 5 Frequent
purchase 007 foe
36 Not as rosy 6 Baffling
37 Biceps thing
38 Did in the 7 Spice rack
dragon item
39 Hindu attire 8 Charles-
41 Practical ton's st.
question 9 Difficult
42 Less 10 von
reputable Bismarck
45 45 or 78 11 Helper
48 Roswell (abbr.)
crasher 17 Desktops

Answer to Previous Puzzle

19 Fluffy quilt
23 Aleta's son
24 Grounded
25 Pool
26 hygiene
27 Ruse
30 Fugue com-
31 Woody's'
32 Rabbit dish
34 Makes a
35 Like most
37 Medical pic
39 Bwana's
40 Delights in

43 Absent-
44 Fanatical
45 Take a
46 Fiery heap
47 Give out
50 Phi-
51 Formal
52 Gift-giving
54 Engine part
55 Gridiron

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1 Leather
4 S&L protector
8 Young chap
11 Sauce in a
12 Jigsaw part
13 Morn's
14 Fine china
16 Currently
17 Glossier
18 Wintery
20 Thanks a -1
21 Key point
22 Quick and
25 Doggie treat
29 Rumple
30 NFC gridder
31 Tire pres-
sure meas.
32 Debate side
33 Say please
34 Digestive
35 Tanning
38 Humerus
39 Chow down
40 Buckeye
41 One-moon

44 More than
48 Drone or
49 Objective
51 Natural re-
52 Picture
53 Hurler's stat
54 Drowse off
55 Mild exple-
56 Glimpse

Answer to Previous Puzzle

1 Venomous 22 Gear for 38 Net surfers
snakes gigs 40 Face
2 Warm fabric 23 Hindu shapes
3 Ancient in- teacher 41 Poet's
strument 24 The heat black
4 mignon 42 Space pre-
5 Precious 25 Wild land in ceder
6 Here, In Le Africa 43 Bulrush or
Havre 26 Go-- cattail
7 Population smoke 44 Mayberry
survey 27 Cuba, to moppet
8 TV host Jay Castro 45 Whoppers
9 Declare 28 Rail 46 Seniors'
openly connectors org.
10 Moist 30 Fiberglass 47 Frisk about
12 Tea variety bundle 50 Writer Rita
15 Spread- 34 Say impul- Brown
sheet units sively
19 "Community" 36 Placeawager
network 37 Exclaiming
21 Mar over

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by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
Today's clue: L equals B
PREVIOUS SOLUTION: "I try to believe like I believed when I was five... when
your heart tells you everything you need to know," Lucy Liu
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research or breeding pur.
poses. Please screen-re- 3/1 Brick home, 8mi Polaris 500, '06 4x4
spoedents carefully whenle E of Malone,$575/mo and bAutomatic, low hrs & .Advti' .your ,- ..'C L S TU"foF Eyvin Jlrtta.-m See site fordtls.
ingananimal away + $500 dep. lyr lease buy miles, $4200 850-482-
L 850-569-5940 8717 12" girls bike $15 BOOKCASES(5) DK CRAFTSMAN / Little tikes playset- SMOOTHIE MAKER-
RCats I S S 850-526-0094 OAK- FINISH STARRET-MACHINIST plastic, multi col- GE LIKE NEW $15
ats 2 door dbl panel 30"X6'EA LIKE NEW TOOLS&BOXES 175- ored, 2 slides $125 (850)592-2507
r oo usnit&s l ta bs prehung interior $300 (850)592-2507 $325 (850)592-2507 (850)557-6644 Swords, set of 3,
Free Christmas Kit- Fru Jackst &onVegetables door, solid core $275 Books- Left Behind Dark Cherry Lane C- New Port. Keroscene black w/display rackf3,
BeauLitter trained .O B00 850-693-9633 Series #1-12 by dar Chest with pad- Forced Air Heater $25 850-526-3426
left. 850-557-2846 40f. ft.ree pole tower Jenkins/LaHaye $30. ded top. $125 obo 125k BTU,cost $250
TomatoesTu rnp I$200. 12' in. speakers (850)4828310 (850)482-8290 $125 850-482-6022 Thomas Train Take-
FE KC rds ustadsnew in box $175. OBO Books- Sugar Creek Entertainment/!stor- PoeWhlc r Along Collection. Exc.
EE KId S,F Colrdn Puas Jackson Hospital, a 100-bed acute care hospital located in Marianna, 850-482-7434 Gang #7-12&20,36 by age cabinet, solid Power Wheelchair, Con0 ( $60) 4 b.o
MASb85-29-166Florida, has an immediate need for the followinositons. 4 sz 17 truck tires Paul Hutchens. $20 pine, $75 850-526- 00 b850-593-6486 (850)482-8290
like new $125 856- (850)482-8310 3365 Toilet & Tank $40
Gulf Coast Dermatology is seeking an t352-4528 Bostitch Roofing Fireplace screen, Professional Char- OBO 850-593-9987 or
outgoing/experienced Medical Assistant to Nailer w/case of folding peacock de- grill smoker, 30" $75 73-4425
join our busy practice in Marianna.Should Full-time 0.R. Scrub Tech/Nurse needed to work day shift Monday speed ladies nails $175 850-693- sign, brass, $35 850- OBO 850-594-1024 573
have computer & previous medical office Schwin bike, like new9633526-3365
exp, understand medical terminology, have Friday with call obligations. Qualified candidates must live within 20 $100. 850-526-0094 9633 526-3365 Pure Gold 1 gram Tool box $120
pharmaceutical knowledge.Surgical experi- *All COMPRESSOR Camera- Nikon Frog Canisters, set of gold ingot, $60 850- Gun Cabinet $125
ence is a plus. Able to work independently minutes of the hos ital 0.R. ex erience referred. LIKE NEW CAMPBELL N4004s 35mm 3, $12 850-526-3426 569-2194 850-352-4528
as well as on a team. F/T w/some travelHAUSFELD 60 GAL w/zoom lens $200 Heaters, 6 Gas r Vnity- Purple vanit
EOE/Drug Free. Fax Resume to 850-482-2723 $350 (850)592-2507 (850)482-8310 HElectric, 6 a500Sfor all Senco Framing Nailer with twoPUrpglass nity
Full-time 0.R. Circulator needed to work day shift Monday Friday Bakugan Lot with Chest of drawers, 5 850-867-6868 nails $175 850-693- shelves and mirror.
ENGLISH with call obligations. Qualified candidates must live within 20 Case. Exc. Cond. $50 drawers, solid pine, 9633 $25 (850)482-8290
I ECNGLSPECIALISTlobigatios.Qualfiedcndidatsmustivewihin20 obo. (850)482-8290 $125 850-526-3365 Huge Lot of Zebra SHEARLING JACKET-'Wall hung lavatory
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST minutes of the hospital and possess a current Florida RN license. BIKE Wmin's 26" COAT WOOL IVORY- Items, incl. sheets. WMNS M-R L SUEDE sink $15 OBO 850-
Andrew College, Cuthbert, GA Previous 0.R. experience preferred. Schwinn Point Beach TO GGLE/WMNS $60obo. (850)482- (XMAS) $20 (850)592- 593-9987 or 573-4425
Cruiser Red $80 080 42"chest $40 8290 2507
seeks an English Instructional Specialist, (850)482-5434 (850)592-2507 Izuzu 2.3 Longblock Weed-Trimmer, gas
Fc l d is" Blue Futon Good COIN RED BOOKS- engine w/ accesso- Singer Sewing ma- operated, Still in box
Fo complete details see -Cond. $150 obo. 850- 1965-1989 SET ALL ries $400 OBO, 9-5 chine, NIB 30 stitch, $75 850-569-2194
job opportunities link at I 693-1038 (10 AM -3 $20 (850)592-2507 850-352-1255 $85 850-526-3426 Window Slider, vinyl,
PM) or 850-482-8290 FREE FIREWOOD Portable baby crib, Skylight brand new 3x2, low E w/screen, EOE Freezer 6.1 cu ft. U-PICK UP light wood, $25 850- 3 x 4 Reduced to $35 brand new, $45 850-
,- _...._ _,,1_ $80 850-569-2194 850-592-2063 526-3426 850-573-4425 573-4425
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years experience in the safe operation of farm ,'
tractor with cutting head, hydraulic/electrical _ __ __L _
switches and driving a truck with loaded trailer ITHE SUDOKU GAmE LITH l KICK!
attached. Must have a valid FL class B
Commercial Driver's License prior to employment. HOW TO PLAY
Starting Salary: $17,236/yr. Fill in the 9x9 grid with the missing
numbers so that each column, row and
Submit Jackson County employment application to 3x3 box contains the digits -9 only once.
the Human Resources Dept., There is only one correct solution
2864 Madison St., Marianna, FL 32448. (850)482-9633. for each puzzle.



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eai Automobies Automobies Automobiles Motorcycls Scooters/Mopeds port Utility Vehicles TrailersTractor anted Trucks-Heavy Duty
L for Sale forSale for SaleIAdorar
,; GMC '0 I T n. Cummings/Onan Ford 04 Ranger XLT
Toyota Corolla .- generator 703 hrs. blue, V65speed man,
'09 Toyota Corolla -"- 'l ...85KW 400amp,auto. ..,
..........Sport 16 -r .- 1I. I,.r T.. r, switch runs 4 poultry r LO rr | .'u

Tra swer locks Honda '03 S L house $15,000. OBO A E ip F Sd'1e
(334) 790-7959 it Drlo 0 poultry

Sabre by Palamino FORD 03 Mustang miles. It is in exce $2200 Firm. Please Warranty $2000 OBO. 77,800 mi. Pwr win- e root options, new tiresLubing nip-
r lS'08oM, 28 ft 5th wheel i GT 96000 mies, CD n niin all M M all d
camper, 3 slides, leather, PL PW $85006 sing 0,00 -1 333-239T a Cr a or SR $ O-76

many extras, clean, 36330 (334)494-6480Call 334-714-9809 e Wranler 5 hatchback or'89/90 104K Hwy. mi.
sacrifice @ $29k 850- HONDA'06 Shadow, 9 ** rd Probe stick 334-347-3441 Days
el T Loaded, LIKE NEWo Blak, ExelTlent $8,000. 334-791-4799 U 6071 0978 or 334-795-6101
Campers Tae ONLY 15,126 miles Tires, Power Seato 2 2 helmets, H Lg 6Go71 on
alers $6,725. CALL: Power Windows, 4Dr, Honda '02 XR250R Scooter 8Dm pe Honda '04 CRV L FARM EQUIPMENT H And Equipped. Fordd0i Expedition

5(334) 790- 7959 2d, ith 15,300 Dirt Bike. Exc. Condo. gallonC Serr1 i Fac. Black, Excellent Cond 1440 C ine. 850-272-4243

out. Q-bed, Like New, Ca 850-210-4166 1099/850-573-3426 mi.d.n 00 ll Jeep '94 Wrangler Ford Tracor 600
Sabre by Palamino FORD -'03 Mustang miles. t is in excel- $2200 Firm.Please Warranty $2000 77,800 mi. Pwr win- heads $10,000. CAT

compared o ^ r T m oh a- A T7cF
08 28 ft 5th wheel, GT 96000 miles, C, lent condition Call 8PM-11PM Call 334 2 dows $90 Negotia Deer o- 48 H4b & rootlu Ford 8 ronc
camper, 3 slir des leather, PL, PW$8500asking $20,500 OBO. 3 ml.34-684-9129 bhle 334-333-2239 e 5 0 -r .Toyota power windows or runs, good body,
many extras, clean, 36330 (334)494-6480 Call 334-714-98 -- Sport UtilityVehies hatchback or '89/94-0460 104Krebuilt engHwy. $2400mi.

sacrifien @$296,000 Toyol 07 Pri .k 850'e05 trr wl -P d 1. box bla
593-5675 Beetle02 Ford 05 Crowvn0c Olsobwo 2

OBO 229-310-722 Sunroof, Leather, exc. mech. cond- lite low miles, very nice, -.n. meles. C 798-3352 0 M DF d .i9 Bronco, u.

road B; l h n 1e00 on y00 4a 1 -9 lcit e d, ud ti 4 ,
Sunnycordook02 REALLY NICE CAR! blue, 139k mi, $6750 green, new tires 5 HONDA 27 CBn, c229 334820ie Call aed 2 es 5-sp.runs great
27505L 28' w/slide Automatic $5,999 OBO 405-615- $5300.33- 2-296&-82171 0 w100 1 aSLE 17620dr 33g4-726-150 i -

out. Q ored, Like New, Call 850-210-4166 1099/850-573-34269 199 loae le 7e 7,me5 Calml 850-210-4166 LAlb1 cacfire) 3100 T B-Heat y- Li"

23'long 2700 mi. 45k m OBO 334-389-3071 or Call 334-470-3292 strP.-h 'In ered. 2 saW 742 Branton -- rs, oringmal tires 1^ y .: *' 9e- .- -
Taked over payments. No pa t ork 3 76 00 e1.e rJeep '94 Wrangler Fol d T rai err 600 el
pri $30K W H llsellv.I05 Accod -.2 40 obi-r9 leathe nt All on FORD s07 Explre
$12K 334-447-5001 -7 Or I F 1-1 Pl vr Grai $45,000 334-791-75 i B

SydneyBuck.02 R LS, Oubak;n^ fr -" 1.. I _S
850-526532-Toyota0' InaCmr4 trans. 1 24K mi. Sport Trac, imited,229

Cr uise Master 94' Buick *98 LeSabre S-na ._CLEAFCARl i ,I$45,000 334-791-7152 V-8 Fully Loaded,
3 ft. Only used 3 BMW 043251 L et c a d4. en56K Miles, B ue
entrance doors, ,, .l-.,l ...r,,r, Ford 0F O dieec m,Ia-e. ulg9F ra,:. Honda u'1 '5. i0Jo hn DeerO,.P. t r, -w package, blue, Ford 86 Bronco 2

in35f/out 460engit. center, T t(BY OWNER) low .RU lar t, p EAT.r 3,l-d Honda. 0 e0rrShadow .H A ,: a. i powerwindows or runs, good body,

omi or s oips le miles, lethr, 5load- Crrll80i. 4d l I-.i. ai .r i,- .. ocks only 53K m .. Fr 4W/D, new parts, e

Jack, all new int Ior ght, ed, new tires, tune- nr-. -, r a8 Tahe LT. 2t1 pl Traclor 30 M assey log . looK ioc. C D plon y 5eK m,
awning, 28"Tflati rOe9ed all 334.7'..5 --"I f--. r, $12,000.334-494-0460 rebuilt engine, $2400
Cruise Master LE,'05, loaded, leather int. UNS GOOD'3495u all r 7r E. 110.90 mil 692 c r box blade '92 Freight Liner dbl 334-794-5780

6ft wo e chas- tan in c r, 29K mi. Call 850-210-4166 r lo e, r gea Wheel 'ri Nissan Muran T bunk, Detroit eng. re- 3Ford 89 Bronco, Runs
s cr e nne/, $.i J L n .21r00.334 693r..3980 w,, g n as Ri-.' if. 'r F,,.O Jeep e. CA r nl bgrtliftedx -m udL tires,

M ogen. 3 sl, SAT, 2 TV, 2 CADILLACF-o'05 0--6.' Ftocus Sl, s- er, $10m900 call An- r a' :, 5 10-41.6 3 .. $6,000 3 -9 -8 O tr
cam. Roadmaster wth moonroof, fac S wheessat.rado4, 1100 Arrow Lots of u iiS 4 cl e ued. c51n mi
dr.tow/brake system, tory nav & dvd, heat- tradmpg :1rmi1,80 Xtras Full W/S Chevrolet t Braer e,. n L 4 '9 850-774-NS up
long 2 mi. 4 mi, one owner Call 34-470-3292 str -tch l- 4X4 Maroon, b7k hrs. al ing dors, AC winws & Dor
Take over payments. No paint work,d c ,,,14726.4..rB ".. gt riter to -' r-, ui r d. 2i03-', r- $- 4 iue 176 3J. .29;
850 595 1 3 6 334-.685-6233 Honda e5 Anccord, .,-e tra si r ay a i.29, mi >- RE'UCED44-- C"H e, '. ..r c, '
Buick1 '02 enal LScni n0
Mot or H m s leather CD player, $'-*i^' a4^nuI' --l-- 'w6 1 LexlR X 1203 2
Diesel slid PW & seats, $5300 ,",r 2. 9,ea8 v r a b.(Drr ,n T p'2 igala. rd. .0 Ch evy 1-p. 2 Cherokee 4x4 Auto,$460

mi, man,.y upgr: aades *.:.r. 3lh An,1d L "9 "S 0 CR,-r 61he mt rL -pc h g.rate res nal off"er229
Mna str 850-526-5832 A Toyota '>96 Cni nlr E 5 ji l . $5: , r li 2 gat4 4 r easonal lofer 229-
2Cruise quick '98 LeSabre 7 i i CLEP4 AR' r. Call 8 23- 2r.0a ore R 00 3 8171
35ft 460 engine, 73k (BY OWNER) low RU5. GREAT! $3,95 Honda 08 Shadow n'' r, i.i. 9
mi, sips 6, leveling miles, o leather, load- B 3 Call 3 on02 9 l td.i r $. 50.3 cd. F ond L2 R

Taon nv ght e seNmiaiI5.rBL C2A2B50-71 4x4 e$200a. d. Ro 60 It r.srb F I&
D e el 4 sl4 -.6i85 623 C heavy 02 Ca m are 1 01,130 mi Ford white, Ei50 Ellis-n F 5 0 0 C hevl C re w w/ 45
rjac, all new ght, ed, new tires, tune- 6: r r r,, a tr, 0 1e C Tracor 3 Massey 1.-K CD pa e,
,stis, a and at up,newrad.$3495 ClM ,,r. E o i --e
teries. 2 TV's with OBO 850-592- ,l,. kFni C99:'pdirio'n. w5ds, i e.g
tow car. $15k firm 2832/693-6835 "_''"__ 900_'1n u u r Edde lo-,.s.226 l set bottom plow& $3500334.685-3214
SCall 334-983-4941 r 3 set Covington t i
Crus M-at-e9 Cadilac '07 DTS fully CLEAN NrICE CAR: aiHONDA 98 Valkyrie 2003 1 is.ane PirJlr, l,, plnter" 53K 797. Chevy 91 S10 Z6 Au-
Cruise Master LE,'05, loaded, leather int. RuNS GOOD' $3.495 Toaurer ali-E.'-]366 1,.2" ,-hrnme r'ms
t wrkhre cha- tan in colr, 2K mi. Call 850-2104166 miles, great hel drive, Nissan nlurn ac u n
stris e 8.1 as engine, r a 9 k 9 V 8o olkswagon '06 Jetta asking $5,900. OBO back leather interi- 'rj E CAR' Tracto E
simi. gan o e e, $2k0. 334-3 -8 t TDI. Grey w/gray 334-693-5454 or, Bese 6 CDichanlg- .IiST SELL' LiiM.SL!L Har r, B:a.. 6 : Bl i. S. 3* 8074"76"
gen. sl, SAT, TV, 2 CADILLAC Q05 .a.. -- Ithr.diesel, sunroof, Ger, $10,900 callAn- |a lC.1.11,6 ,350 34.7 1'_ -
AC autoleveling, R DeVilleDtsloaded heated seats, aum. Honda Shadow thony (334) 797-1342 ord 9 Ranger
cam. Roadmaster with moonroof, fac- wheels, sat. radio 40 1100 Arrow Lots of ___ ______ -T _
S46 egn 73k (B OW ER low las c ( c & D i Ia 0o y C. ped. 5 rn-
tow/brake system, tory nav & dvd, heat- mpg. 120K mi $11,800 Xtras Full W/S Chevrolet Blazer I r . EW up
'05 Jeep Wrangler ed & cooled memory 334-685-6233 chrome mtr guard, '85 fully restored, 450p To.4V-8.j 0

w/jeep, $60kwithout 334-797-2320 Int. Premium pack- tires,Lots of home restored. $12900. vi L', r-u Chevy 9ilverad o
jeepa, both in great a ve Mi. New h t Must see! $3,500 407-353-3629 a Nissan Pathfinder or, quad setting, du- 4wd, ext cab, power F
health. 850-352-2810 Chaed anc 11267 Chevya'V Tahoe MUST SELL Great is 5 yrs old, very reli- $3400 OBO B
it. new tires, air & $5700, White with awaki'09 KXF2 ult3rd rowa 44 0 oDe able, needs body- Call 334-691-2987 or and battery.Cold
Damon 2000 Ultra front end. good cond. - elac .rpe. m r, seat, fully loaded, 6d c b, work, $2800 334-798-1768 AirElec windows &
d334e774-5333 -it, 8ur00.erobodetil ..'Ieto.. ,Pr by BPM, 2 door$oc$48
ar, pie. Very fast (Dothan) Toyota '02ighland- Chevy ASTO '97 con- p. 2 leter 4 e..
25remotI rl',, b;k.e rlr the motor- r LTD E C ,nd. version Van raised il "el hr rt
e r n om extremist 'V6-4 L r. h -. r,:,of, loaded, new
th_6_Fletwood 21A1utT0n0 03 0 3Ym 0 V-n-334-i tres,51Kmi.$9,500.
DA O th D 3EREAi- -0 Jaguar3 XJ8L 193, 24 .er 34-897-2054 or334- Dodge l-13- uf
'I,6 4ao.2 ,a- rk M" 4.dnar. Bitac M. Owner good condo rare 4- Suzuki'05 Boulevard 04
orkd. eSatkne, uAon.,g speed man. trans., Black/Gray 2K mi on '6, ',, .lRunntr ..
.. .a "sking 5,9 09 .heCle6t..cTA R3 4 3 b.
iFord engira 1npg. he li"74Es au5, 85 3.;74- very smooth shifting, it. Gar. Kept Lots of FORD 03 Expedition olnd. ru t D0erJ.
$6s81,000. 1 ;09-4'IId-ream to drive, a extras $3800 334-798- Eddie Bauer, fully s NeedsMinorRepair Rebuilt engine,
22,baraln $6.4 4751 loaded, third row he500as ea 8new paint, mild cam,
gen.50-227-5AT,2TeV, d r, ,,rDI"LAC--'05t i334. 4W D, sunroof, trailer $500e 6 Dakota 334-596-9273d e ,a ng e
e tedsea m a seat. 187K miles hitch, grill guard, JBL XCAB4x4$200down 600 HolleyCarb.,
M nC oKnght '6eveli g, 00 060 '34 4 Dolodged'06eDaskotatheders,40au1m0intakeof dal9Ein:dition N Eil Set up
tra6smissiongree 8.0) n31531 lS i I' n334
Diestelor a4 WDsl es,$7y 43..00 Ch vy C.rams3-8 ld 5-.233 Ford '95 E350 Ellis 14-0028 Chevy Axles w/456
45 0 334p 447n 5e1 0 drcooler d mP m$r2r199

many upgrades r, nn 8 traitt 6. 310 on Chevy gears in rear
$159700.850-66- AutoNew-upew,14KmGolw/an-- t" ., e':. rult. 10k mi. Ford'014X4V-10 w/Detroitlockerand
2774 tires, Exc.condition Ithrintheatedse.ats, .i r a ,n era_ rH OBO Reduced Price Dana 60 in front
7300 334-596-9966 e o800 3 . E C i 314- .323 single cab, 71K Mi. Mickey Thompson
M run. a Volvo: 077XC9sSUV GMC '95, hCuersion i 0 .5 R16,5 LT -re
8 a $ 6 0 k 9 h ou t 3 3M a g eM e 7 35007V a n n e w A / C r u n sa
Ujn nTeepw nothinratn13 9 carr- 0 d w-1e r/ 9 3 82 -4 0od r $ 0
cond .iselling d C'dnliurtc 9ries. '02 C custom m ade V W r, Z r. Ford '34 0l,-r r p,, 8 y l WDat $2 500kS & M A u-334-266-5248

C117able s modyNewlt3347140w28d2,
he.0 aer chromed eng. works 3360 m RUNS GREAT Trades Black nt 49,000 Miles 9189/ 850-774-9186
DR-VIION 2006 Traeil seas am,'hr '3d cus one of a kind $1,150. 334-393-9654 Considered. $6,950 $28,500 334-797-7116
OLite 326fft.,fully 4rews 1t;i ,mputer paint job r&wheels, tal850-210-4166 rVFIND
low mileage $38,500 Chevy 04 mpala never smoked in, eng. red. 23K ml. new -5i,,r.'.S.ddle -ord(f uopm r
dN.. id e But $15,250.334-791-7330 custom cover, am/fm t rcear n ik 04h CAT P L- T H ASIKDE LEE !1.5
-I I 874 Lincoln '01 Tow ncar, $44,000 invested cu 4- .- w .552 -. C i '2 nr i , f r
2 3 9 -4 1 0 -4 2 2 4uFO R DlBca38 2 $D o d g e u r n J14 F O R D 'O 0 L A R IA T

101,13 ml $6,000ts mmide$,500miAR P9T L ull0
r ;0LSignature seriesdw/ ra2393-410-l 4 YiE, A e A62150 TH ME 2E 250 Diesel, Crewa
sdrtuo 98 850-579-4467 after '02 Ya57 m aha hfR t25L 1100, 11,600 ml, new e3Ol h NVto C L S Sino FIe S p ab, 123K m ilesn
ni. .Cr .lCet.4 El wexc. cond. $700. 334- rear tire, and extras, loaded, Gdisc-CD cab & airt,5 good cund
I' 0 m old but love to $200 dow n $200 mo D. 7 0.Ion8 -$ 86600, 3 p -1 0Kade. tin'r. de4.D ta nd t ait-s,:luha. uiod
travel! Very clean & Call Steve Hri atchner iR EDUe Dan 031s'0 1b0CCyScooter 0 0. .g *,4 $ 0d. a6 0nooy
loaded, new tires u m rs Cl s i 3 4 7 2 9 8 334-2791-929 e 9o. all n eb i ra no8243a
m ,mon ly 4 8 k u g aemi,$ 4 ,9 9 5 1 4 i n-il. w h it-e l-0 2 m i -. 7$ n -,ltdy. C all 3 3 4 -7 9 4 -4 7 3 1, oeH lno
Die 334-333-1294 Chevy 408 Impala sai., l',dleF $6300. Street legal 18uX YAMAHA 'f V-slr F-r SSCBakho10

R1 s/Camters tires, keyessa1 K Mi. Loaded! RE bris monC.ED 12.25". 334-he
W ant0w/rem otestart. 1ur eoryiaing. cd 6930454 an I 'ire d-:ar nt. .
Like New Cond= iayer, White. ian mi. d,-,,) 'n bail. $190)
Silverado 250 w ork e 1 -,roada M at s u: BLVD0 3 $ 5 02rem e. e,,:eI5enI Ford'96
truck as package Mrada0 Miau M euL~i- [cblac. ordiiin. $4500 uOBO6',,1n,,

3344708454 raje r ip,0 2-usomrm'a n met la el5F '041i. E, Yamaha '99 XVS100 Call 50 -21.-i66 .-r nBack$
tn t aSt Ss' E ,7 -I B [ler D
Che 81"Cervette Call 334 31.393- 4 Shad .$ Sprit 3O-9.r- -u""-6 c s r$D
Red, Auto, Mirrored cyclucstmon..,aoi n
loaded,_likenrw,._."M" Cal 3$ 0 -.0 4 FORDt'99 E'peddif'n. 2e1I. runDuy- very :a,:,cid.
Car 334 er6-6r08 FUS epG al3. nev erwn 15rcke d-i, ,- n I.w I'., $75',iB0..OT 334.
WaiOee0eri34.5 -21i6 miles., red. c. p:,aint '- ira..i, $5,h00 080 655. ;N66.-714.2489
C .L i c o n 0 1 To__ _$ 4 ,0Ch r y s le r 0 0 S e b nvn g e t d. r u n n in g c n0,sd -3 3 4 -8 46 0 S.0 5 1 9 M 6 40 1 u- A a Tr m

great, loaded, 140k '-lardir-p Conertibie lease me Geely Scooter Eiddie Bauet 4,4 Olu- rHP,4WD. Full H1T.
'00 F150 Good condi- milea, $2900 OBO L.d, .i Bluel$6, American hronhorse .1 -.d1 1 ,,ed. $6 0 OBi e, ian. --i43d cd. driuJl,, "120.00. ln
tion 94,00Dm 4.3 call 334-596-5032 Slur Rado. La-5' rra 'e T' a,. Cheaper J, i[r,-. lnal C4.850 080 A34$416. 0em.-,4 al,,6 8a-i.
v6,autom atic $21.3 ,0 li4.3;9.6?'4 7 1500K i2 e,,c.,,.'-nd,.i4 .1i 3i v .;91.910;

Runs i ngoodb shape, d TRt.c650FE ii L, ,.:rIw ".. ". .
$4500 334-447-5316 Chrsler'07 PT $2...... (3 ,49797.,-,0 01 -' '.;'" 'f -
CruysekLoaded948K Mazda 3t"08 esp. 4- p 6 h-
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U.S. doesn't expect upheaval in Cuba


American exiles in Florida
may be eagerly awaiting the
death of Fidel Castro, but
U.S. diplomats in Havana
don't expect the revolution-
ary icon's passing to gener-
ate any immediate unrest on
the communist-run island,
or even an upsurge in
Cubans seeking to leave,
according to a newly
released diplomatic cable.
Another cable from late
last year reveals that Fidel's
brother, Raul, expressed an
interest in opening a direct
dialogue with the White
House, but was apparently
told any dealings should be
conducted through normal
diplomatic channels.
The January 2009 dis-
patch on Castro's health'
was sent from the U.S.
Interests Section and classi-
fied as "secret." It said
Cubans' "generally conser-
vative nature after 50 years
of repression, combined
with still significant admira-
tion, for Fidel personally,
argue against short term dis-

Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro, right,, listens to
Chavez in Havana, Cuba.--AP Photo

The cable, which was
released Wednesday by
WikiLeaks and posted
online by the Spanish news-
paper El Pais, was apparent-
ly written by Jonathan
Farrar, the top U.S. diplo-
mat on the island.
Washington maintains the
Interests Section instead of

an embassy because the two
Cold War enemies have no
formal diplomatic relations.
Farrar is referred to as chief
of mission, not ambassador.
In the cable, Farrar said
he expected the Cuban gov-
ernment to. carefully man-
age the announcement of
Fidel Castro's death to

Venezuela's President Hugo
Venezuela's President Hugo

make sure islanders under-
stand that his brother Raul
is still in charge.
Raul took over the presi-
dency from an ailing Fidel
- first temporarily, then
permanently in 2006.
The two brothers have led
Cuba since they ousted dic-
tator Fulgencio Batista in

1959, with Raul serving as
the head of the armed forces
before taking over the top
"OC (Government of
Cuba) officials would most
likely manage the death
announcement and subse---
quent funeral arrangements,
etc., in great detail with a
view toward putting the best
face on the situation, both
domestically and to the
world," the cable reads.
"Utmost care will be given
to ensuring,that the Cuban
public understands that
Raul and the rest of the
GOC remain in firm con-
Farrar speculated Fidel's
death could even cause a
drop in the number of
Cubans seeking to emi-
grate, as islanders wait to
see what unfolds. A mass
exodus of Cubans attempt-
ing a perilous journey by
boat across the Straits of
Florida would be a humani-
tarian disaster, and has
always been one of
Washington's main con-
Far from dying, the 84-
year-old Fidel has had
something of a resurgence.

since the cable was written
- particularly in- recent
In 2009, Castro weighed
in on international issues
more than 100 times in fre-
quent opinion pieces ed
"Reflections" that were
published in state-media.
In July of this year, he
emerged from four years of
seclusion, and now makes
almost weekly appearances,
looking old but mentally
sharp. Two cables from
December 2009 reveal an
apparently failed effort by
Raul Castro to open a new
channel for dialogue with
the U.S. The first, signed
by Farrar on Dec. 5, 2009,
after a meeting with the
Spanish ambassador to
Cuba, outlines an offer
apparently made by Raul
Castro through then
Spanish Foreign Minister
Miguel Angel Moratinos to
open direct talks with the
White House.
"Only via such a politi-
cal channel would the
GOC be able to make
major moves toward meet-
ing U.S. concerns," the
cable said, quoting the
Spanish ambassador.

Lawmakers grant Pres.

Chavez decree powers


CARACAS, Venezuela
Venezuelan lawmakers
granted President Hugo
Chavez broad powers
Friday to enact laws by
.decree, undermining the
clout of a new congress
that takes office next
month with a bigger
opposition bloc.
Chavez opponents con-
demned the move as a
power grab, saying the
law gives him a blank
check to rule without con-
sulting lawmakers. The
National Assembly
approved the special pow-,
. ers for 18 months.
A new congress goes
into session Jan. 5 with an
opposition contingent
large enough to hinder
approval of some types of
major laws.
Chavez has argued he
needs decree powers to
fast-track funds to help
the victims of recent
floods and landslides, and
also to hasten Venezuela's
transition to a socialist
He taunted his oppo-
nents in a televised
speech Friday night, say-
ing now that he has
decree powers they won't
be able to block his laws.
"You won't be able to
make a. single law,
'pitiyanquis,'" Chavez
said, using one of his
favorite insults, which
refers to U.S. collabora-
tors and translates as "lit-
tle Yankees." "We're
going to see how you
make laws now." *
The president's critics

have denounced the
decree powers as one of
many controversial meas-
ures being pushed
through in the final weeks
of a lame-duck congress.
Another measure under
discussion Friday was the
revised "Social
Responsibility Law,"
which would impose
broadcast-type regula-
tions on the Internet and
ban online messages "that
could incite or promote
hatred," create "anxiety"
in the population or "dis-
respect public authori-
Questions remain about
how the Internet regula-
tions would be enforced.
The law granting
Chavez decree powers -
for the fourth time in his
nearly 12-year presidency
also will allow him to
unilaterally enact meas-.
ures involving telecom-
munications, the banking
system, information tech-
nology, the military, rural
and urban land use and
the country's "socio-eco-
nomic system."
Among the planned
decrees already
announced, Chavez
intends to increase the
value-added tax, now 12
percent, to raise funds for
coping with the disaster
caused by weeks of heavy
rains. The government is
erecting tents to house
thousands left homeless
-and is accelerating public
housing construction.
Critics accuse Chavez
of taking advantage of the
disaster to tighten his grip
on power, saying he is
violating the constitution

while trying to impose a
Cuba-style system.
Lawmaker Pastora
Medina, a former Chavez
ally who turned against
him, condemned the
decree powers saying the
president already "has
the budget and the
resources to solve the
Newly elected opposi-
tion lawmaker Julio
Borges said Chavez is try'-
ing to use the Christmas
lull when Venezuelans are
focused on other matters
to push through "laws
that have one single pur-
pose: to give more power
to the government and
take power away from the
Borges said the opposi-
tion will keep fighting
and that "the Cuban proj-
ect is going to fail."
Chavez has enjoyed
near total control of the
National Assembly since
the opposition boycotted
2005 elections.
That is set to change
when the new congress
takes office with 67 of the
165 seats controlled by
the opposition enough
to prevent Chavez from
having the two-thirds
majority needed to
approve some types of
major legislation and to
confirm Supreme Court
Anticipating that shift,
pro-Chavez lawmakers
earlier this month
appointed nine new
Supreme Court justices,
reinforcing the domi-
nance of judges widely
seen as friendly to his

Palestinians still hope

for a state by summer


Palestinian plans to establish
a state by summer in agree-
ment with Israel remain on
track and they do not intend
to seek alternatives such as
unilateral recognition from
the international community,
a top Palestinian official said
in an interview aired
Given the stalemate in
peace talks with Israel, some
other Palestinian officials
have been trying to rally
international recognition for
an independent state in the
West Bank, Gaza Strip and
east Jerusalem even without
a deal with Israel.
However, Palestinian
Prime Minister Salam
Fayyad said in a rare inter-
T view this is not his goal.
"What we are looking for
now is a state of Palestine.
We are not looking for yet
another declaration of state-
hood. We are not looking for

a unilateral declaration of
statehood," he said in an
interview with Israel's
Channel 2 TV. "I really do
not have a Plan B. ... I am not
.going to offer alternatives."
The interview was the first
Fayyad who heads the
moderate West Bank govern-
ment under Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas
has granted to an Israeli
TV station since becoming
prime minister in 2007.
Israeli-Palestinian peace
talks are at an impasse over'
Israel's refusal to meet
Palestinian demands for a
freeze on Jewish settlements
in areas Palestinians want for
a future state.
Fayyad used his rare
appearance before the Israeli
public to reaffirm his rejec-
tion of violence and call on
Israelis not to give up hope
for peace.
"We should not be dis-
couraged because we have
failed so many times before,"
he said.
Nir Hefetz, a spokesman
for Israeli Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu, wel-
comed the comments.
Fayyad, a former World
Bank economist, is credited
with' an economic upturn in
the West Bank and improv-
ing law and order after a
decade of violence. He has
earned praise for taking steps
to build a Palestinian state
from the ground up -
paving roads, reforming the
judiciary and planning new
cities and by renouncing
violence against Israel.
He is well respected by
both American and Israeli
officials, though he has
angered some in Israel for
higressive campaign to boy-
cott West Bank settlements.
In one famous incident, he
tossed products made in
Jewish settlements into a
"The issue is not the dele-
gitimization of Israel but the
delegitimization of the occu-
pation," he said. "We want to
make peace with Israel. We
have recognize their right to
exist. The issue for us is the
continued occupation."

UN police from Pakistan stand guard outside Golf Hotel, where Ivory Coast oppo-
sition leader Alassane Ouattara has attempted to govern while incumbent Laurent
Gbagbo rules from the presidential. palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Thursday
Dec.16, 2010.-AP Photo

United Nations to hold

emergency meeting in

response to Gbagbo


ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast
The man who refuses to
step down from the presi-
dency ordered thousands of
U.N. peacekeepers to leave
Ivory Coast immediately on
Saturday, calling the global
body that has endorsed his
political rival an "agent of
The move was the latest
act of political defiance by
Laurent Gbagbo, who has
been in power since 2000
and maintains he is the
rightful winner of last
month's runoff vote in the
West African nation despite
growing international pres-
sure on him to concede
The statement read on
state television came just
*two days after as many as
30 people were killed in
street violence in Ivory
Coast. Earlier Saturday,
masked gunmen opened
fire on the U.N. base; no
one from the U.N. was
harmed in the attack.
Gbagbo's spokeswoman
said Saturday that the U.N.
mission known as UNOCI
has not remained neutral in
the election dispute. The

United Nations certified
results showing that opposi-
tion leader Alassane
Ouattara had won by "an
irrefutable margin."
The U.N. had been invit-
ed by the country itself to
supervise the vote and certi-
fy the outcome following a
peace accord after Ivory
Coast's 2002-2003 civil
"The state of Ivory Coast
considers that the UNOCI
has shown itself to be guilty
of serious misconduct,
which indubitably proves
that it is an agent of destabi-
lization and contributes to
the further division of. the
Ivorian people," she said.
In New York, U:N.
peacekeeping chief Alain
Le Roy was holding an
emergency meeting of his
department's crisis team to
discuss a response to
Gbagbo's request, said a
U.N. official, speaking on
condition of anonymity.
There are about 9,000
U.N. peacekeepers in Ivory
Coast, and about 800 of
them have been protecting
the compound from which
Ouattara is trying to govern
the country.
While the United States,
France and the African

Union have endorsed
Ouattara as the rightful
winner of the election,
Gbagbo maintains control
of both the military and
state media.
Earlier Saturday,
masked men in military
uniforms opened fire on
the U.N. base after follow-
ing guards back from a
patrol, the U.N. mission
said. No one at the U.N.
wais harmed in the shoot-
The six armed men in a
civilian vehicle shot at the
patrol as it entered the.mis-
sion compound early
Saturday and continued
firing along,the wall of the
compound, the U.N. mis-
sion said in a statement.
The U.N. guards returned
Saturday's violence
comes just two days after
as many as 30 people were
killed during violent
protests. .Ouattara called
on his supporters on
Thursday to seize key state
institutions that Gbagbo
has refused to let go of.
Police and troops loyal to
Gbagbo prevented
Ouattara's supporters from
marching on government
buildings Friday.

Mexican government drone

crashes in El Paso yard


A small drone used by
Mexican federal police was
flying in its country's air-
space before malfunction-
ing, forcing controllers to
crash it across the Texas bor-
der in El Paso, a Mexican
government official told The
Associated Press Friday.
The unmanned aircraft
was on routine patrol before
it crashed Tuesday night in
an El Paso yard, said the
Mexican government offi-
cial, who spoke on the con-
dition of anonymity because
he was not authorized to

speak publicly about the
No one was injured when
the drone landed behind a
house in a former agricultur-
al area near the border,
authorities said. The neigh-
borhood is separated from
Mexico by the Rio Grande,
floodlights, the 15- to 18-
foot tall border fence,' a
chain-link fence, a line of
poles with surveillance cam-
eras and a highway, the El
Paso Tunes reported.
Border Patrol agent
Ramiro Cordero said that
after someone found the
drone, authorities removed it
so they could examine it,

and later returned it to
Mexican officials at one of
the international bridges.
"It was small enough to
canrry it," Cordero told the
AP on Friday.
The drone was a mini
orbiter unmanned aerial
vehicle made by
Aeronautics Defense
Systems, said Keith
Holloway, a spokesman for
the National Transportation
Safety Board.
The aircraft weighs about
15 to 44 pounds and has a
wingspan of 7 feet to 12 feet
depending on the model,
according to the company's

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