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Jackson County Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
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Chipola Pub. Co.
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Marianna High School

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Vol 88 No 198

County tentatively approves

voting machine lease

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Scott Gosnell sets up an iVontronic unit at the Supervisor of
Elections Office Tuesday.


Jackson County Commission-
ers may lease rather than purchase
some new voting machines required
by county Supervisor of Elections
Sylvia Stephens.
She told the board members on
Tuesday they could exercise ei-
ther option or go for a combina-
tion of lease and purchase.* Ste-
phens' request involved two types of

She needs additional "EViDs," or
Electronic Precinct Registers, so
each polling location will have one
on election day. Currently, she has
eight of those the county purchased,
six of them stationed at the county's
early voting locations last year, and
two more which were added this
budget year. She needs 20 more, she
estimates; to spread across all of the
14 polling places. She needs mul-
tiple units at some locations to avoid

long lines, she said. They would cost
$2,995 each to purchase, and the
county would need to spend an ad-
ditional $121 per machine to license
the units. The total purchase and
license cost would come to almost
To lease them on a per-election
basis instead, Stephens estimated,
the county would need to rent about
eight, in addition to the eight the
See MACHINE. Page 9A

Grower teaming with Marianna

FFA to find niche in the market

dbuckhalter@lclloridar, comr

A Jackson County chestnut pro-
ducer ,and the Marianna High
School FFA are teaming up in an
experiment that could make those
students American pioneers in an
emerging beef market niche. And by
the Fed Cattle Show next February,
local consumers could be dining on
the results of their work.
David English and his L&E Farms
partners have 27 acres of chestnut
trees on his 60-acre spread near
Campbellton. He planted them from
seed, and sells the nuts they produce
to large-scale buyers.
But, as with any crop, not all meet
the quality standard-for the market.
Until now, he's been throwing those
away or letting them go to pig farm-
ers for feed. But then he read about
a new program in South Wales, in
which livestockmen add chestnuts
to the diets of their cattle in the
last few months of fattening for the.
Something about the chestnut
gives the animals a particularly rich
aroma, texture andflavor.
English contacted Brian Solger, fac-
ulty advisor to the FFA at Marianna
High. He asked if the FFA wanted to
take the extra chestnuts, for free, and

LEFT: Nuts still in the hull dangle from the branch of one of the many chestnut trees
at L&E Farms. RIGHT: Chestnuts emerge from a broken hull on the ground at L&E
Farms in Campbellton.

try to add them to their cattle feed.
As Solger continued research into
the possibilities, he becameenthused
about the idea English proposed. As
a result, the local FFA chapter has
already picked up about 500 pounds
of chestnuts that English bagged up'
for them, and they're due to pick up
another 200 pounds soon. The trees
have yielded a total of about 10,000
pounds of chestnuts this year; but
most of the non-market extras are

now going to the FFA.
Few in the United States have tried
the chestnut-infused diet it so far,
English said, but the world market
is getting very interested. The going
price for chestnut-fed cattle is about
$23 a pound, according to his re-
search and Solger's.
The task for FFA members is to
experiment and research until they

David English sorts through a batch of chestnuts Tuesday at
L&E Farms in Cottondale.

State News

Gov. Scott tolay out

jobs agenda for 2012

The Associated Press
Rick Scott, Who says
was elected to create mo
jobs in Florida, plans
spend his Second ye
again pushing an agen
calling for more tax cu
more money for ports a
roads, and trying to g
college students to grad
ate in fields where the
Scott, who saw his p(
numbers sink this ye
amid an aggressive bu
get-cutting agenda,
making no apologies f
his continued emphas
on cutting taxes as part
his effort to pump up t]
state's stalled economy.
"If we don't create jol
there's no money for safe
nets, there's no money f
'anything we care abou
Scott told a group of Ta
lahassee business ow

ers during a luncheon
ov.. Scott is expected to lay.
he out key components of
:re his 2012 legislative agenda
to during a visit to Orlando
ear onWednesday.
da But he used the speech
ts, to business owners to offer
nd somehighlights ofwhat he
;et called his job creation pri-
u- orities for the comingyear.
ere Scott is expected to make
further. announcements
oil this fall on other parts of
ar his legislative agenda.
d- Scott wants to make fur-
is their cuts in the state's cor-
or porate income tax and said
sis he also wants to look at
of other costly fees for busi-
he nesses. During his cam-
paign, Scott had said he
)s, wants to phase out the cor-
'ty porate income tax entirely.
or He also said on Tues-
t," day that he wants to crack
n- See AGENDA, Page 9A

Coun developing two dirtpits

Will help with

road projects

dbuckhalter''cflIoridan comrr

Jacksonh County Road
and Bridge crews will soon
have two side-by-side pits
they can dig into for the
dirt they need to com-
plete road projects in the
The two pit sites are lo-
cated on a 137-acre tract
off Pikes Pond Road below
Alford. Purchased at anes-
Stimated cost of $230,000,
the land should yield an
estimated 2 million cubic
yards of dirt over its use-'
ful lifetime, according to
Road and Bridge Superin-
tendent Al Green. He said
the pits should last 40 to
50 years.
On Tuesday, Jackson
County Commissioners
approved paying Jones
Edmunds Inc. some ad-
ditional money to modify


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Jackson County Road and Bridge Superintendent Al Green (left) and Jones Edmunds geologist
Troy Hays talk with county commissioners about the need for additional design and other
work associated with a new county dirt pit now being prepared for use.

the company's original
Design for the project.
The re-design was neces-
sary because the state's
permitting agency, the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, was
concerned that the origi-
nal design would allow


some of the dirt to enter a
wetland on the property
Instead of one large pit,
as originally planned, two
will be built and a deeper
setback from the steeply-
sloping wetland will be
measured off. Green said
the redesign will mean
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that about four or five
acres will be left outside-
the originally-planned pe-
rimeter of the pit.
The wetland's presence
on the property also led
the agency to require a
See PITS, Page 9A

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FAX: (850>482-4478
Mailing Address:.
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
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Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
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at Marianna, FL.

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Community Calendar

) Jackson County Health Department offices
will be closed Oct:12-14, as JCHD relocates to-its
new location: 4979 Healthy Way, just off of Caverns
Road in Marianna. The office will reopen Monday,
Oct. 17, with the same main phone number: 526-
a Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
a God & Country Day -10 a.m. in Baptist College
of Florida's R.G. Lee Chapel, Graceville. The event,
honoring the nation's armed forces, will feature
guest speaker Col. Kenric Conway. Current and
former military personnel are asked to attend in
uniform. Public welcome. Call 800-328-2660, ext.
Clipola Retirees meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
at the Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli in downtown
Marianna. All retirees and friends welcome.
))Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, noon.
to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.

SChipola College Registration for Fall Term
'C'- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m: Call 718-2211 or visit www.
s Jackson County Health Department offices
will be closed Oct. 12-14, as JCHD relocates to its
new location: 4979 Healthy Way, just off of Caverns
Road in Marianna. Theoffice will reopen Monday,
Oct. 17, with the same main phone number: 526-
a Panhandle Youth Expo Oct. 13-15 at the
Jacksop County Agricultural Center, US 90 West,
Marianna. Panhandle youth will show swine, beef,
poultry, and general exhibits; and show off their
knowledge of livestock and farm crops in the
Agriculture Judging Contest. Today: Ag Center Audi-
torium operi 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Swine Showmanship
.Contest at 1 p.m. Call 482-9620.
) Networking Healthcare Professionals monthly
luncheon meeting 11 a.m. at the Gazebo Coffee
Shoppe & Deli in downtown Marianna. Amanda
Harkrider with Omni Home Care will be the organi-
zation spotlight. Call 850-674-5464.
n Free Quit Smoking Now classes at noon
in the cafeteria board room of Jackson Hospital,
offered by.Big Bend Area Health Education Center.
Free nicotine replacement therapy available for
participants. Call 482-6500.
a Hearing Health Seminar Jackson County
Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna,
hosts a free lunch and learn with guest speak-
ers/hearing specialists, Randy Eade, Ed Payne
and Steve Morgan; Carol Davis will demonstrate

telephone equipment for people with hearing loss.
Lunch provided. R.S.V.P. by Oct. 11; call 482-5028.
) 8th Annual Chipola Breast Cancer Awareness
Symposium 5:30 p.m. at the Assembly of God
District Activity Center, 4792 Highway 90, Marianna.
Speakers Helen Krontaris, M.D., Steven Stokes,
M.D., and Teresa Goodpaster, M.D. will discuss lead-
ing-edge scientific developments on the prevention
and treatment of breast cancer. Admission: Free.
Light salad supper served. Limited seating; advance
registration requested. Call 718-2884, leave names,
phone numbers of party members.
) Project Graduation Meeting 5:30 p.m. in the
Marianna High School Library.
) The Town of Grand Ridge will hold its regular
monthly council meeting at the Grand Ridge Town
Hall at 6 p.m. Public welcome. Call 592-4621.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

n Jackson County Health Department offices
will be closed Oct. 12-14, as JCHD relocates to its
new location: 4979 Healthy Way, just off of Caverns
Road in Marianna. The office will reopen Monday,
Oct. 17, with the same main phone number: 526-
) Chipola College Late Registration for Fall Term
'C' is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall Terms'C' classes begin
today. Call 718-2211 or visit
n Panhandle Youth Expo Oct. 13-15 at the
Jackson County Agricultural Center, US 90 West,
Marianna. Panhandle youth will show swine, beef,
poultry, and general exhibits: and show off their
knowledge of livestock and farm crops in the Agri-
culture Judging Contest. Today: Blo & Go Showman-
ship Contest at 2 p.m. Call 482-9620.
) Blood Drive The Southeastern Community
Blood Center mobile unit will be at Hair by Heart in
Marianna noon to 3 p.m.; or give blood 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday-Friday at 2503 Commercial Park Drive
in Marianna. Call 526-4403.
a Better Breathers meets 2 to 3 p.m. in the Hud-
nall Building Community Room, 4230 Hospital Drive
in Marianna. Nichole Ussery, BSN from Jackson
Hospital's Education Department will discuss "Gear-
ing Up for Flu Season." No cost. Bring a friend or
caregiver. Light refreshments served. Call 718-2849.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups," 7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pepble Hill Road. Din-
ner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8 to
9 p.m. in the AA room at First United Methodist

Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

a Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to
noon for the fall season, Saturdays only in Madison
Street Park.
) 31st Annual Graceville Harvest Day Festival
is at the Factory Store of America Mall off SR 77;
the free event offers a downtown parade (begins
on Brown Street at 10 a.m.); an Antique and Classic
Car Show; arts and crafts vendors and food booths;
plus live music from Pure and Simple, Walter Wilson,
the Dustin Worley Band, Graceville.High and Middle
School Show Choirs, plus Shane Owens and the
Bottom of the 5th at 2.p.m.
) Alford Community Health Clinic is open 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1770 Carolina St.n Alford.
The free clinic for income-eligible patients without
medical insurance treats short-term illnesses and
chronic conditions. Appointments available (call
263-7106 or 209-5501) and walk-ins welcome. Sign
in before noon.
) Old Central School Reunion Central School
alumni and friends will reunite at 10:30 a.m. on the
old school grounds. Lunch served between 11:30
a.m. and noon (fish, hushpuppies, drinks provided).
Bring a lawn chair and side dish or dessert, if you
wish. Call 592-6145 or 272-0143. In the event of rain,
meet at Oak Grove Church Pavilion, Oak Grove Road
in the Parramore community.
) Panhandle Youth Expo Oct. 13-15 at the
Jackson County Agricultural Center, US 90 West,
Marianna. Today: Steer Show at 10 a.m.; Breeding
Beef Show (heifers only) at 1 p.m.; Swine Sale at
6:30 p.m. Call 482-9620.
) The McKinnie Family Reunion is today with
a noon fish fry at the log cabin in Sneads. Bring
coleslaw, potato salad or other sides (paper goods,
silverware.provided); and family photos to share.
Call 526-2984.
) Turkey ShootFundraiser -1 p.m. each Satyr-
day through December at AMVETS Post 231, north
of Fountain (east side of US 231, just south of CR
167)..Cost: $2 a shot. Call 850-722-0291.
) Block Party 3 to 6 p.m. at Rocky Creek Baptist
Church, 5458 Rocky Creek Road in Marianna.'Bring
the family for live music, apple bobbing, horseshoe
tossing, a three-legged race, a cake walk, a climb on
-the fire truck, cotton candy, other food, and more.
Call 526-7508.

) Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion, 6:30
p.m., 4349 W. Lafayette St., Marianna (in one-story
building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.). Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna. FL 32447,
email, fax (850) 482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Oct. 10, the latest
available report: '
One drunk ..,_,
pedestrian, "- -
one accident R ME
with no injury, '
one suspicious
vehicle, one suspicious person,
two highway obstructions, one
burglary of a vehicle, one fire
with police response, two bur-
glar alarms, one panic alarm, 21
traffic stops, three larceny com-
plaints, one trespass complaint,
one follow-up investigation,
one animal complaint, one

property check, one assist of
another agency and two threat/
harassment complaints.

The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for Oct. 10, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale Police Depart-
ments): One drunk driver,
three accidents, one hospice
death, four abandoned vehicle
reports, one reckless driver,
four suspicious vehicle reports,
one suspicious incident, one

suspicious person, one highway
obstruction, one burglary, one
verbal disturbance, one resi-
dential fire, one woodland fire,
nine medical calls, two burglar
alarms, one fire alarm, one re-
port of shooting in the area, five
traffic stops, two larceny com-
plaints, one noise disturbance,
one animal complaint, one as-
sist of a motorist or pedestrian,
four public service calls, three
criminal registrations and one
threat/harassment complaint.

The following persons were
booked'into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:

) HugheyWilliams Jr., 51,
4663 Meadowview Road, Mari-
Sanna, domestic battery.
) Patrick Roughen Jr., 25,
3060 PX Ranch Road, Cot-
tondale, driving while license
) Anthony Shivers, 34, 5565
Prairieview Road, Greenwood,
non-child support, hold for
Franklin Co.
Dennis Singletary, 63, 4843
Kent Drive (Apt. A), Marianna,
driving while license suspended
or revoked (knowingly).

To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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Cottondale High School celebrates Homecoming this week. The Homecoming football game against Jay High School starts at 7 p.m.
The Homecoming Court will be introduced during a pre-game ceremony, and the crowning will take place at halftime. Cottondale
High School Homecoming Court From left, (front row) Danelli Tijerina, seventh; Terrica Lloyd, 12th; Joelle Perkins, 12th; Mia Posey,
12th; Jennifer Ruiz, 12th; Frankie Boggs, llth; Gracie Zick, sixth; and (back row) Ashley Thomas, 10th; Breanna Harrell, ninth; Brittany
Thurlow, 10th; Kelsie Obert, 11th; Jan'aysha Smith, eighth; Alisia Davis, ninth; Valerie D'Ambrosio, 12th; and Brittany Shores, 12th.

Marianna Lions

join the fightto

conquer blindness

Special to the Floridan

The World Health Or-
ganization has estimated
that the number of blind
people in the world could
double in the next 25
years. To combat the lead-
ing causes of blindness
and assist in preservingvi-
sion, the Marianna Lions
are participating in Lions
World Sight Day on Oct.
13, to heighten awareness
and education about sight
preservation and prevent-
able blindness.
"It is estimated that 40
million people around
the world are blind," said
Fauline Mathis, president
of Marianna Lions Club.
"On Lions World Sight
Day, the Marianna Lions
are working in unison
with Lions clubs around
the world to educate mil-
lions of people on the
importance of proper eye
health care."
In the United States, ap-
proximately 750,000 peo-
ple aie blind and an ad-
ditional 50,000 more will
become blind each year,
according to the National
Federation of the Blind.
Like most developed
countries, glaucoma and
I ^.:

diabetes are the leading
causes of blindness in the
United States.
On a worldwide scale,
an estimated:75 percent
of all blindness is found
in Africa and Asia, ac-
cording to the World
Health Organization. In
Africa, there are an esti-
mated 500,000 new cases
of cataracts each year, of
which only 1 in op-
erated upon. In India, 80
percent of the blind suffer
from cataracts, with more
than 3.8 million new cases
The Marianna lions
meet every second and
fourth Monday at noon
at Jim's Buffet and Grill
on Lafayette Street. The
club invites the public
join them and see all the
things they do for the
community and world.
Sight conservation is one
of the key activities that
the group helps with.
The club will be partici-
pating in the Silent Night
activity as a way of pro-
moting World Sight Day.
Further information will
be forthcoming.
For rfiore informa-
tion, contact Pat Hall at

Stock your freezer at the Panhandle Youth Expo

Special to the Floridan

Imagine the aroma of a
succulent pork roast in the
oven, barbecued ribs fresh
off the grill, and sizzling
chops in a skillet. All these
cuts of fresh hog and more
can be yours when you buy
a hand-raised project hog
from a local 4-H or FFA
member at the Panhandle
Youth Expo Swine Sale on
Saturday, Oct. 15.
It all begins Thursday,
Oct. 13, at the Jackson
County Ag Center, as ex-
hibitors test their show-
manship skills at 1 p.m.
The hogs will square offim-
mediately afterwards dur-
ing the Swine Show, each
vying for the title of Grand
Champion. FFA and 4-H
members are also vying for
recognition as Champion
Exhibitor, which is deter-
mined by Showmanship
placing, quiz score, show

placing, etc. The Swine
Sale completes a several-
month project and en-
ables exhibitors to regain
some, if not all, of their
Anyone interested in
purchasing a hog should
register on Saturday, at 6
p.m. and receive a Buyer
Number. The auction be-
gins at 6:30 p.m. in the
Sale Arena at the Jackson
County Ag Center, located
on Highway 90, two miles.
west of Marianna. Auc-
tions are always enjoyable
and, depending .upon the
skill of the auctioneer, very
By purchasing a hog at
the auction, an individual
directly supports a young
person with his or her hog
"business", orproject. Rais-
ing 1-2 hogs is not cost-ef-
fective, and does not cover
all expenses, but does give
the -exhibitor an under-

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left, Daun Crews, President Fauline Mathis and George

Marriage, Divorce


Special to the Floridan

The following marriages
and divorces were record-
ed in Jackson County dur-
ing the week of Oct. 3-7.

and Cassie Lyn King.
) Christopher Alan Fol-
som and Kimberly Lynn
) Myriam Arroyo and Eli-
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is no secret to

the well-heeled
By Scripps Howard News Service

Democrats, six Republicans is charged
wth coming up with $1.2 trillion in federal
budget cuts over the next decade. If the lawmak-
ers fail to'make their Nov. 23 deadline, $1.5 tril-
lion in across-the-board cuts are supposed to go
into effect automatically.
Clearly a lot of people and programs will be
affected by these cuts, which is perhaps why the
supercomittee is deliberating in deepest secrecy
behind closed doors. Well, secret from you and us
in the press.
There's no telling how dangerous it would be
if this information what gets cut and how
much fell into the hands of the general public.
Presumably, we can't handle the truth, at least
not until the politicians have had a chance to slap
some lipstick on it and claim it's job-creating.
But the supercommittee's deliberations are not
secret from K Street, Washington shorthand for
high-powered, deep-pocketed lobbyists with
connections. That's definitely not us and very
likely not you, either.
But, reports Politico, "K-Streeters with deep ties
to supercommittee members and congressional
leadership say senior staffers have given them
readouts from closed-door committee meetings."
Politico reports that top aides to GOP Senate
leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Sen. Jon
Kyl, R-Ariz., met last week with Republican lobby-
ists to brief them on a number of topics, includ-
ing "the prospect for a grand deal." Surely that's
information you'd like to have but you're not
going to get it, not for free, at any rate.
SKyl and other committee members brushed
hurriedly past the reporters who had been wait-
ing outside a closed-door meeting for six hours in
hopes of getting a question or two in.
These are your elected representatives and
they are supposed to report to you, at least that's
what your eighth-grade civics textbook said. Well,
forget all that.

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Perry may be in decline

Scripps Howard News Service

A e crave narrative to help
us make sense of the
world. In need of a narra-
tive after last month's Republican
debate in Orlando, many in the
media adopted "The Rise and
Fall of Rick Perry." Gov. Perry's
tale follows a satisfying storyline
that others Trump, Bachmann
- have played out previously and
that Gov. Chris Christie and Sarah
Palin avoided by bowing out of the
race, at last.
Perry is down, but I don't know if
he's out. On at least one occasion
during the debate, Perry stumbled
through what should have been
well-practiced boilerplate meant
to highlight apparent contradic-
tory positions held by the "old"
Mitt Romney and the "new" Mitt
Romney. As Perry began to run off
the tracks, many in the audience
could probably have finished the
speech with more eloquence than
he managed.
But Perry's real problem during
the debate wasn't eloquence; it was
his unwillingness to take a hard line
on illegal immigration.
For example; to the other Repub-
lican candidates, most of them
from non-border states, a 2,000-
mile border fence between the
U.S. and Mexico is an abstraction
or an attractive fantasy. Like many
Texans, Perry appreciates the vast,
deserted spaces that lie between

the two countries and the futility of
trying to keep Mexicans out of the
U.S. with a fence, no matter how
tall or how long.
A fence, though fun to talk about,
isn't really a feasible resolution to
our border problems. Unfortunate-
ly for Perry, his position won't win
him points with primary voters, but
he deserves credit for being on the
right side of the issue.
The real damage occurred when
Perry questioned whether Republi-
cans at least the kinds of Repub-
licans inhabiting the audiences
during the first several debates
- actually have "hearts."
It's not an unreasonable question.
Not much "heart" was evident in
the audience when the fate of the
hypothetical, very sick but unin-
sured 30-year-old man was consid-
ered. In fact, "heart" is what keeps
one from cheering the executions
of 234 death row inmates in Texas,
even if they had it coming. And
"heart" is called for when consider-
ing the fate of several million young
illegals that were brought to the
U.S. as children.
I've written about them before.
They occasionally show up in my
classroom after having spent nearly
their whole lives in Texas, attending
public schools, speaking English,
eating American food, marching in
the band, playing football that is,
growing up in virtually every way as
an American. Mexico is as foreign
to them as it would be to any Anglo.
They were brought here by par-

ents who were not only allowed to
"sneak" into our country, but were
encouraged to come here order
to supply the cheap labor that
helps keep the price of our fruits
and vegetables down. We've de-
pended on them. In fact, as I write,
fruits and vegetables are rotting
in Alabama, unharvested because
of the absence of cheap Mexican
laborers who have fled the state in
response to Alabama's crackdown
on illegal immigration.
For all practical purposes, these
young people are Americans. But
they're also criminals, of course,
and they live in fear of being
stopped for a minor traffic viola-
tion. Deportation to Mexico lurks
ominously in the background.
Perry's problem is that he sup-
ports the Texas version of the
Dream Act. Young "Texans" who
were brought here as children,
through no fault of their own, as
'Perry puts it, are permitted to at-
tend public colleges and universi-
ties at the in-state tuition rate.
Of course, the letter of the law
says that they should be deported.
But, let's face it: Sending them
back to Mexico would be a "heart-
less" thing to do. It will come as a
surprise to many Texans, but Gov.
Perry may have too much "heart"
to win the nomination.

John M. Crisp teaches in the English Depart-
ment at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi,
Texas. Email him at

Know when the government tracks you


f we continue to be under secret
surveillance by our govern-
ment, the next generation and
those that follow will regard this
lack of privacy as normal. If that
is the case, will this then still be a
self-governing republic with indi-
vidual constitutional liberties?
Two members of Congress who
are familiar with and committed
to the Constitution have intro-
duced a bill of pivotal historic sig-
nificance: the Geolocation Privacy
and Surveillance ("GPS") Act. They
are Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
These lawmakers say that "new
technologies like cellphones,
smartphones, laptops and naviga-
tion devices (GPS) are making it
increasingly easy to track and log
the location of individual Ameri-
cans, yet federal laws have not kept
pace with the technology."
Adds Chaffetz: "I think it's great
that GPS and tracking technol-
ogy exists. What isn't great is the
idea that this technology can be
used to track somebody without
their knowledge. It is the job of
Congress to protect and defend
the United States Constitution and
the personal liberties provided tp
American citizens under the Fourth
Readers, do you agree, as Chaffetz
says, that "the government and law
enforcement should not be able to
track somebody indefinitely with-.
out their knowledge or consent, or
without obtaining a warrant from a
Here we go along with Wyden and
Chaffetz on the path to becoming
fully American again. The GPS Act:
"requires the government to show
probable cause and get a warrant
before acquiring the geolocational
information of a U.S. person, while
setting out clear exceptions."
Among the exceptions are

"emergency or national security
situations." I'll address more about
the exceptions later on, but it's
important to know that the GPS Act
"prohibits unlawfully intercepted
geolocation information from be-
ing used as evidence."
So, when would law-enforcement
agencies have to get a warrant to
track where you are? When they
"want to monitor individuals'
movements directly, using covertly
installed tracking devices or similar
means. Iri emergency situations,
it would allow law enforcement
officers to obtain the information
that they need immediately and
then get a warrant for their actions
And what follows is important
because so many of us use cell-
phones and other communications
devices that we buy from private
companies. The act would "require
law enforcement agencies to get a
warrant when they want to acquire
an individual's geolocation infor-
mation from a private company."
But what about the tracking
that private companies do in the
normal course of business? The
GPS Act this cellphone user is
glad to say "makes it clear that
these companies are only allowed
to share or sell customers' data
with the consent of individual
Hey, but will smartphone apps
continue to be allowed to access
individual users' locations? Yes, "if
the customer has given consent for
his or her geolocation information
to be shared for these purposes."
I have heard supporters of gov-
ernment national security surveil-
lance insist that when an individual
is in a public space, he or she has
no expectation of privacy. On Jan.
26, Wyden at a Policy Forum at
Washington's Cato Institute, where
I am a senior fellow answered
"I agree that if you drive from

your horpe to the grocery store
you obviously expect that other
people might see you. But tracking
someone's movements 24/7 for an
extended period of time is quali-
tatively different than observing
them on a single trip to the store.
"If you monitor a person's move-
ments for several weeks, you can
find out if they regularly visit a
particular doctor or psychiatrist,
or attend meetings of a locally
unpopular political organization,
or visit a particular house of wor-
ship, or often go to an AIDS clinic.
And you won't just find out one of
these things you'll find out all of
these things.... Tracking someone's
movements with a GPS device or
by monitoring their cellphone is
already cheap and easy, and it is
getting cheaper and easier."
Wyden added: "You can't tell me
- as some government lawyers
have argued in the past that
secretly tracking a person's move-
ments 24/7 isn't a significant intru-
sion on their privacy, and can be
done by meeting a lower standard
of evidence, or even no standard
at all. I believe that if you put this
question to most members of the
American public, they would con-
sider it a no-brainer."
Do you?
Meanwhile, the justly respected
Library of Congress Congressional
Research Service reminds us in its
"Legal Standard for Disclosure of
Cell-Site Information (CSI) and
Geolocation Information" that,
"as noted by scholars, advances
in cellular phone technology 'are
occurring so rapidly that they blur
distinctions made by legislatures
and courts as to what is required
to investigate, track, and/or search
and seize a cellular telephone.'"
Or to protect a private citizen us-
ing a cellphone.

Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority
on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights.

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State tax collections expected to fall sharply

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE State econo-
mists are predicting that Flori-
da's tax collections will fall short
by $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion over
the next two years.
Economists began meeting
Tuesday to draw up a new fore-
cast on state tax collections amid
signs that Florida's economy has
been stalling over the last few
Gov. Rick Scott and legisla-
tive leaders will rely on these
forecasts to determine whether

more cuts will be needed in 2012
to schools, health care and other
state programs.
Scott is already making it clear
he still plans to push for more
tax cuts despite the drop in tax
He will begin rolling out his
legislative agenda over the next
few weeks.
Scott appeared on aTallahassee
radio station Tuesday morning
and said he would like to enact
further cuts to the state's corpo-
rate income tax as well as look at
whether there are fees now paid

by businesses that can be scaled
back. Scott has pledged to cut
taxes and regulations in order
to grow the state's economy and
create 700,000 jobs over seven
"We need to look at all our fees,
can we get rid of a fee?" Scott said
on radio station WFLA.
Just a few weeks ago, lawmak-
ers were told there was a small
chance of a budget surplus for
But that has been wiped away
as tax collections have dropped
below what economists were

predicting just a few months
Florida relies primarily on the
state's 6 percent sales tax to bal-
ance its budget.
The new estimates suggest
that economists still anticipate
a small amount of growth in tax
collections this year and next
year, but not as much as they
predicted in the spring.
But still the drop in expected
collections means Scott and law-
makers will be confronted with
a budget gap since other costs,
including Medicaid, continue to

rise during a down economy.
Property values also continue
to decline meaning there are less
local property taxes available for
schools. Legislators would have
to decide whether or not to re-
place the local money with state
Republican leaders have insist-
ed they will not raise taxes in or-
der to fill the potential shortfall.
The big political question is
whether the GOP-controlled
Legislature is willing to cut the
budget deeper in order to offset
the costs of Scott's tax cuts.

Scott: State doesn't need more anthropologists

The Associated Press

MIAMI -When it comes
to college degrees, Florida
Gov. Rick Scott is no fan of
In comments this week,
Scott said he wants the
state to shift more fund-'
ing to degrees that have
the best job prospects, and
repeatedly singled out an-
thropology as one of the
"How many more jobs
you think there is for an-
thropology in this state?"
Scott said Tuesday. "You
want to use your tax dol-
lars to educate more peo-
ple who can't get jobs in
Those remarks and oth-
ers have set the anthropol-
ogy field afire.
"It's very unfortunate
that you would character-
ize our discipline in such a
short-sighted way," Virgin-
ia Dominguez, president
of the American Anthropo-
logical Association said in

"Education is more than providing fo
soldiersforAmerican capitalism. We
anthropologists. We need English teach
Anthony C
Director of the Georgetown University Center on Educati

a letter to Scott. "Perhaps
you are unaware that an-
thropologists are leaders
in our nation's top science
She pointed to important
contributions they have
made in public health, ge-
netics and other fields.
"I think he made a casual
off-the-cuff remark per-
haps thinking that anthro-
pology was a low-hanging
fruit, that anthropologists
were specializing in un-
derwater basket weaving
or something that would
be immediately obvious to
everyone as a waste of ed-
ucation dollars," said Brent
Weisman, chair of the Uni-
versity of South Florida's

anthropology depa
"He happened to ]
wrong one."
Overall, liberal a
jors represent a sm
of all Florida under
ate degrees ab
percent and ant
ogy students aneve
percent. At the Ui
of Florida, for e
just 1.7 percent of
dents 'study anthr
The top under
majors are in busin
the sciences.
Careers in heal
science, technolo
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Fla. wants end to federal
oversight of elections
TALLAHASSEE Florida's top elec-
tions official is asking a federal court to
end federal oversight of state elections.
Any voting law changes in Florida are
required to be submitted to the federal
government to see if they meet federal
voting rights laws because of past dis-
crimination in five counties.
The GOP-controlled Florida Legisla-
ture passed a controversial election law
earlier this year, but it still has not taken
effect in Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hills-
borough and Monroe counties.
Secretary of State Kurt Browning first
asked the Department of Justice to ap-
prove the changes, but then decided to
ask a federal court in Washington, D.C.,
to approve the law. Browning on Tuesday
asked the court to declare unconstitu-
tional the criteria used to force Florida to
ask for federal approval.

BP to clean up tar patties on
Pensacola Beach
PENSACOLA The oil company
responsible for last year's Gulf oil spill is
removing a cluster of tar patties buried in
Pensacola Beach.
The tar patties were discovered this
summer, but BP officials had to wait until
after sea turtle nesting season to remove
them. The Pensacola News Journal
reports crews roped off the area Monday.
The work is expected to take two days.
Crude oil that washed up on Escambia .
County beaches last summer after the
Deepwater oil spill disaster in April 2010.
A BP spokesman described patties as
larger than golf balls, but no larger than
cow patties.

Sea turtles fared well
in recent count
TALLAHASSEE This was a good year
for sea turtles in Florida.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission reports a record high
annual nest count for green turtles in
2011 and a near record for leatherback
turtle nests. Both species are on the fed-
eral endangered list.
However, loggerheads did not increase
in numbers this year, with the nest count
close to average for the previous five
years. Loggerheads are the species that
nests most commonly in Florida.
Officials attributed the gains partially
to major conservation efforts over the
past few decades. Nest counts are per-
formed each year to measure seasonal
sea turtle nesting and to allow for accu-
rate comparisons of beaches and years.

Manatee County may start
'no-kill' animal shelter
BRADENTON Manatee County's
commissioners are considering whether
to adopt a "no-kill" policy for its animal
Commissioners will discuss the resolu-

tion Tuesday. Under the plan, the shelter
would phase out euthanasia except in
the cases of terminally ill, injured or vi-
cious animals.
Officials told the Bradenton Herald that
a coalition of local animal rescue groups
came up with the alternative to regu-
larly killing shelter animals that are too
The plan strives to increase the shelter's
"live release" rate from 61 percent to
more than 90 percent by next year. "Live
release" refers to animals that are adopt-
ed, returned to their owner or transferred
to an animal welfare organization.
The plan won't require additional fund-
ing, and may increase revenue and lower
costs to the county.

Teen gets 15 years
for beating toddler
GAINESVILLE -A north Florida teen-
ager is going to prison for 15 years for
beating a toddler because he wanted her
to feel pain like he did.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Devante
Williams pleaded guilty Monday to
aggravated child abuse and was im-
mediately sentenced. He will also serve
15-years of probation after his release.
He had faced a maximum sentence of 30
years. Williams was arrested in January
for beating his girlfriend's 18-month-old
girl as she slept. The Gainesville Sun re-
ported that he told police he beat the girl
because he felt pain and wanted some-
one else to hurt, too.
The girl suffered.a bruised heart, a
bruised lung and a broken rib.

Fight between homeless men
turns fatal
POMPANO BEACH Broward County
Sheriff's officials say a fight between two
homeless turned fatal when they rolled
into a nearby canal.
Sheriff's spokesman Mike Jachles says
the fight continued in the water until
50-year-old Thomas James Dean killed
the other man and left him in the water
Monday afternoon. He did not indicate
what the fight was about or how the
victim died.

Auxiliary trooper kills intruder
outside her home
PENSACOLA Police say an auxiliary
Florida Highway Patrol trooper shot and
killed a neighbor who walked uninvited
into her home with a bow and arrow.
Authorities say Tabbatha Nussbaumer
was in the shower when her young son
told her the neighbor was in the house
Monday night.
The Pensacola News Journal reports
the woman confronted the neighbor,
who asked for money. She told the man
to follow her out to her truck where she
had left her wallet.
Police say she retrieved a revolver from
the truck and when the man made a
move toward her, she shot him.
From wire reports

to fill all of those jobs. An-
thony Carnevale, director
of the Georgetown Univer-
need sity Center on Education
and the Workforce, noted
ers." that the United States is
aamevale, producing more students
ion and the studying the sciences, but
Workforce they frequently migrate to
other careers.
irtment. Still, Carnevale said he
pick the wouldn't disparage the
irts ma- "Education is more than
lall slice providing foot soldiers for
ergradu- American capitalism," he
)out 4.7 said. "We need anthro-
thropol- pologists. We need English
enlower teachers. If you turn this
university simply into an economic
example, calculation, he has a point.
Small stu- But obviously most people,
apology. including the people going
graduate to school, have interests
less and other than simply making
th care, In his remarks Tuesday,
gy and Scott also said he hopes to
among come out with plans to cre-
nation- ate incentives for students
currently to graduate with degrees in
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nology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM).
"Are we telling these kids
where the jobs are?" Scott
asked. "Are we giving them
incentives to go spend four
years and borrow a lot of
money for jobs that aren't
Weisman noted that an-
thropologists often work
side by side engineers,
public health Specialists
and others in the field that
the governor is looking
to expand. In Florida, an-
thropologists have helped
make contributions to
museums, tourism, crime
prosecution, research and
other fields.
About 64 percent of
those with a graduate de-
gree in anthropology find
a job within 12 months of
graduating, according to
an American Anthropol-
ogy Association survey.

"If you want to be an
academic anthropologist,
job prospects are not very
good, because it's a small
field," said Paul Lingenfel-
ter, president of the State
Higher Education Execu-
tive Officers. But, he add-
ed, "The skills one learns in
anthropology can be used
in a variety of settings."
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-1 8A + WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 2011


Marianna High.School FFA is teaming up with L&E Farms LLC, chestnut growers, located in
Campbellton, Fla., to produce a chestnut flavored beef. From the left are Mike LeBoeuf, Jake
Daniels, Heath Roberts, Dylan Jackson and David English.

From Page 1A

find just the right mix of chestnut to
grass, hay and other components of the
beef cattle diet.
English said he'd love to see the local
.FFA use his cast-off chestnuts to make
themselves a powerful presence on the
ground floor of the new market. He's try-
ing to help link them up with resources
in South Wales; neither he nor Solger
have been able to find anyone in the
U.S. who's involved in the chestnut-fed
"I don't know anything about raising
beef, but I like the idea of helping kids
find a program that could supplement
what they're doing," English said. "It just
appealed to me. It seemed like the right

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county owns, in order to have enough
for the presidential preference primary,
which typically draws lower voter turn-,
out than the general and primary elec-
tions. She estimates the cost 'of resting
eight at around $4,400, or $550 each.
With voter numbers expected to be
higher in the primary and general elec-
tion, she said she'll need to rent 20, at a
cost of about $11,000 for each of those
With Stephens not yet in possession
of an actual contract proposal from the
company offering to lease the units un-
der these terms, commissioners said'
she'll have to come back with those writ-
ten documents before they will take ac-
tion on her proposal. .
Stephens said the machines are neces-
sary in order to meet new state require-
ments for reconciling election results.
The system will help officials verify that
the total ballots cast in each precinct
matches up with the number of voters
with "voter history" at the locations.
Currently, voters sign a paper precinct
register and are manually given a ballot-
issuing ticket. Occasionally, Stephens
said, a voter fails to sign the precinct
register. This case voter history totals to
differ from the precinct-level election
Legislation passed in 2010 now re-
quires officials to reconcile the history
totals with the precinct results. The pro-
cess will be time-consuming without the
EViDs, she said, requiring poll workers
to go through all the ballot issue tickets,
backtracking to find out which voters
did not sign the register.
The EViDs will prevent such discrep-
ancies, Stephens said, because when
voter information is processed on the
machines, the voter's ballot- issuing
ticket won't print until the voter signs an
electronic signature pad.
Stephens also asked the board to buy
or lease a new election system and its
software support package.
Stephens said it is meant to replace
a previously purchased system which
will soon become obsolete because of
legislative action taken in 2007. Florida
counties have until 2016 to make the
necessary changes. Lawmakers required
in that legislative change that all voting
should be by paper ballot-referred to as
a marksense ballot-and that each poll-
ing location have a paper-based Ameri-
can Disabilities Act-compliant voting
The only product certified to meet this
requirement is the AutoMARK system,
Stephens said. It is a touch screen de-
vice that disabled voters can use to vote
unassisted, so their ballot will be fully
secret as'constitutionally required. The
voters using the system would be issued
a marksense ballot that they would insert
into the AutoMARK unit. Ballot choices
and instructions are shown in large-text
print on the touch screen monitor, and
they're also read aloud by an audio sys-
tem. The voters would enter their selec-
tions by touching buttons on the screen.

thing to do. They've been out to my or-
chard a couple of times, and they seem
excited about it. It would be cool if they
could get something going."
English takes part in the Fresh from
Florida market program run by the state
and is president of USA Chestnut, Inc., a
growers' co-op. He said he'd be happy to
see local young producers-in-the-mak-
ing find a niche early in what appears
to be a growing world-wide demand for
chestnut-fed cattle.
Solger said in an email about this ex-
periment that some chestnut-fed cattle
will be available in the Jackson County
Fed Cattle Show and Sale next February.
In that event, FFA members sell the cat-
tle they've raised through the previous
months. It gives local people a chance
to individually buy fresh-from-the-field
animals on the hoof, then arrange for
processing the meat.

Jackson County's existing iVontronic voting
system will have to be replaced by an
AutoMark voting System because of action
by the Florida Legislature. An iVontronic unit
is seen here.
The AutoMARK system then marks the
voter's paper ballot and returns it to the
voter, who then checks it for accuracy
and inserts it into a ballot tabulator.
The county had previously bought a
different system from the same vendor
offering the AutoMARK deal. Because
the previously-purchased equipment is
soon to be rendered useless to the coun-
ty because of changes in Florida regula-
tions, the vendor, Election Systems and
Software, is offering to buy the old equip-
ment back from the county at a price of
$200 per unit. The county had originally
paid between $1,000 and $1,500 for each
of them, Stephens estimated, and made
annual payments of about $8,053 to ser-
vice and maintain the system.
If the county takes the new deal, it
would realize about $6,600 in this buy-
back, with the money to be used on the
AutoMARIK lease agreement. To rent
17 of the new units, the county is look-
ing at a cost of about $8,330 a year. This
price includes routine maintenance and
training of system operators. The county
could also eventually purchase the Au-
toMark equipment; at the end of a five
year lease agreement, the total purchase
price would be $5,100.
There's one catch with the AutoMARK
deal; to get it at the prices listed, the
county would have to agree to continue
hiring Election Systems and Software to
print the county's ballots.
The company has provided this service
since 2002, at a cost of 31-cents per ballot
for smaller ballots, and at .33-cents per
ballot for larger ones in the upcoming
election year. The ballots cost the county
.29-cents each in 2010. Stephens said
this slight elevation in price is typical.
Some county commissioners, in re-
viewing options presented by Stephens
on both proposals, said they'd probably
rather lease equipment than again wind
up owning another set of machines they
might not be able to use down the road.
They voted to accept the AutoMark deal
"in principle," but would not commit to
a binding agreement until they see the
proposal in a contract form and have
board attorney Frank Baker review the
document to determine its suitability.

State Brief

Miami is source of
Obama's Fla. money
ORLANDO President Obama is rais-
ing money in central Florida Tuesday,
even though the biggest source of money
for him in the state has come from Mi-
ami and other areas of South Florida.
The president's visit to the Orlando
area includes a fundraiser at a hotel in
downtown Orlando and one at the home
of attorney John Morgan. Professional
'basketball celebrities Doc Rivers, Grant

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down on regional workforce boards, re-
vamp the state's unemployment system,
and create incentives to make sure that
students .are graduating from state uni-
versities in science, engineering and math
- fields with a need for skilled workers.
The governor said he cannot support
letting universities to just raise tuition in
tough times to pay for college programs
that may not be needed.
Scott is forging ahead even though state
economists are predicting that Florida's
tax collections will fall short by $1.3 billion
to $1.7 billion over the next two years.
Just a few weeks ago, lawmakers were.
told there was a small chance of a budget
surplus for 2012.
But that has been wiped away as tax

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geotechnical investigation, meant to de-
termine the seasonal high groundwater
table and the permeability of'the soils on
the site. In addition to redesigning fr, two
pits rather than one, and revising the set-
back, Jones Edmunds will also configure
the new design to ensure the pits retain
any sight surface water, rather than let-
ting it flow into the adjacent wetlands in
the event of a large storm system.
Jones Edmunds had been paid about
$15,000 before the re-design became

James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Jack Kenneth

Jack Kenneth Melvin, 94,
departed this life to be with
Jesus Christ his Savior,
Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
He worked for many
years in the aviation indus-
try and air mail pick-up.
He was an Army Air Corps
reservist during WWII,
worked with reconnais-
sance aircraft development
during the Cold War; and
with NASA during the Mer-
cury and Surveyor pro-
grams. He was a field serv-
'ice engineer with UniMac,
Inc. until his retirement at
age 71. He will be loved
and greatly missed'-by all
his friends and family.
He was preceded in
death by four brothers, one
sister, a daughter, Mary
Ann Roberts, a son, Doug-
las Louis Melvin, a grand-
son Bryan Daniel Breuer
and a great-grandson,
Hunter James Melvin.
Survivors include his
wife of 68 years, Annie
Ruth Cindrick Melvin of
Marianna; his son, Ken-
neth Roy Melvin and wife
Frances of Marianna; his
daughter, Toni Joy Melvin
of Marianna; son-in-law
Ernest B. Roberts of Orlan-
do, daughter-in-law Mar-
garet Melvin of Marianna.
Other survivors include
grandsons Keith Roberts,
Steven Roberts and wife
Lori of Orlando, Sgt. An-
thony Adam Melvin and
wife Allison of Panama
City, Douglas Shane Mel-
vin, U.S. Coast Guard, Clay
Smith and wife Terry of
Texas, and David Smith
and special friend Cathy of
Grand Ridge.
Granddaughters Rhonda
Roberts Breuer and hus-
band Ron of Orlando, Cin-
dy Neel and husband Jef-
frey of Grand Ridge, Aman-
da Rabon and husband
Joey of Grand Ridge. 11
great-grandchildren, four
great-great- grandchildren
and three nieces, Dorothy

Hill and Patrick Ewing are co-sponsoring
the Morgan fundraiser.
Even before Air Force One had touched
down at Orlando International Airport,
about 60 protesters had gathered outside
the hotel with signs that read "Obama
Done" and "Stop Spending." The protest-
ers ranged in age from college students
to senior citizens. Obama did have a few
supporters, including a grade-school-age
boy on a bicycle who held up a sign, "We
love you, Mr. Obama."
From wire reports

collection's have dropped below what
economists were predicting just a few
months ago.
Florida relies primarily on the state's 6
percent sales tax to balance its budget.
The new estimates drawn up Tuesday
suggest that economists still anticipate a
small amount of growth in tax collections
this year and next year, but not as much
as they predicted in the spring.
But still the drop in expected collec-
tions means Scott and lawmakers will be
confronted with a budget gap since other
costs, including Medicaid, continue to
rise during a down economy.
Property values also continue to decline
meaning there are less local property tax-
es available for schools. Legislators would
have to decide whether or not to replace
the local money with state dollars.
Scott as well as Republican leaders have
insisted they will not raise taxes in order
to fill the potential shortfall.

necessary, and will get another $20,750
for the additional work.
The county also paid another company
$2,500 to conduct a mandatory survey of
the property.
Green said the additional costs of the
project will be paid for, in part, with some
leftover funds in his department's proTes-
sional and contractual services line item.
Some additional funding will come from
the company that will harvest trees off
the property to make way for the pit. The
same company is also harvesting trees
from another, smaller pit site in another
area of the county, and Green said the
revenue stream could help pay for the ad-
ditional Pike Pond pit work.

Ann Sheldon of South Car-
olina, Norma Stoehr' and
Bonnie Steigner of Penn-
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oc-
tober 14, 2011 at Christian
Center Church, with Rev.
Jack Hollis and Hospice
Chaplain Gino Mayo offi-
ciating. Burial will follow
at Pinecrest Memorial Gar-
dens with James and Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel directing.
The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. on.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
at James & Sikes Maddox
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
S4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Lucy E. Miller

Lucy E. Miller, 79, of Ma-
rianna died Tuesday, Octo-
ber 11, 2011 at Jackson
Funeral arrangements
will be announced by
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Ernest Lee

Ernest Lee Stanley, 92, of
Northridge, CA. died Satur-
day, October 1, 2011 in Pa-
sadena, CA.
Graveside funeral serv-
ices will be 2 pm Thursday,
October 13, 2011 at River-
side Cemetery with James
& Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel directing.
McNeill Funeral Home.
And Cremation Service
109 Shaw Street
Martinez, GA 30907

Percell B.

Percell B. Stanley, Milita-
ry Chaplain, Augusta, Ga.
entered into rest October 6,
2011 at his residence. Mr.
Percell B. Stanley, 83, hus-

band of Mrs. Annie Evans
Mr. Stanley a native of
Cambridge, Maryland he
lived in Marianna. He was
a Chaplain in the U.S. Army
and a Jehovah's Witnesses
Additional survivors in-
clude; brother, Richard
Stanley (Elaine) Black-
wood, NJ; sister, Emily
Thompson '(Ernest) Cam-
bridge, MD; Daughter,
Luverta Bryant and a host
of nieces, nephews, and
other relatives and dear
Memorial services will be
conducted today at 1:00
pm at Kingdom Hall of Je-
hovah's Witnesses 1990
Highland AveAugusta, Ga.
30904 'Speaker Samuel
McNeill Funeral Home
109' Shaw St. Martinez, Ga.

Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

"Earl" Varnum

Norman "Earl" Varnum
61 of Marianna passed
away on Monday, October
10, 2011 at his home. He
was of the Assembly of God
faith and spent most of his
life in Jackson County. Mr.
Varnum was an avid sports
fan and enjoyed watching
football and baseball
Survivors include, his
mother Nina Vamum
Strickland of the Cherokee
Community; brother
Wayne Varnum and neph-
ew Aaron Varnum both of
Funeral services will be
held on Friday, October 14,
2011 at 11:00 a.m.. at Pil-
grim Rest Assembly of God
Church with Pastor Ellis
Vickery officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Vickery
Cemetery. Visitation will
be held one hour prior to
service time.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
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US ties Iran to plot to assassinate Saudi diplomat

The Associated Press

administration accused Iranian
government agents Tuesday
of plotting to assassinate the
Saudi ambassador in the United
States and immediately used the
thwarted plot to ratchet up sanc-
tions and recruit international
allies to try to further isolate
Two men, including a mem--
ber of Iran's special foreign ac-
tions unit known as the Quds
Force, were charged in NewYork
federal court with conspiring to
kill the Saudi diplomat, Adel Al-
Jubeir. Justice Department offi-
cials say the men tried to hire a
purported member of a Mexican
drug cartel to carry out the as-
sassination with a bomb attack
while Al-Jubeir dined at his fa-
vorite restaurant.
"The idea that they wpuld at-
tempt to go to a Mexican drug
cartel to solicit murder-for-hire
to kill the Saudi ambassador, no-
body could make that up, right?"
Secretary of State Hillary Rod-
ham Clinton said in an interview
with The Associated Press.
Clinton was blunt in saying the
United States would use the case
as leverage with other countries
that have been reluctant to ap-
ply harsh sanctions or penalties
against Iran. Clinton said she
and President Barack Obama
called world leaders to tell them
of the developments.
"This really, in the minds of
many diplomats and govern-

ment officials, crosses a line that
Iran needs to be held to account
for," Clinton said. She said she
and Obama want to "enlist more
countries in working together
against what is becoming a
clearer and clearer threat" from
The U.S. criminal complaint
said the Iranian plotters hired
a would-be assassin in Mexico
who was a paid informant for the
U.S. Drug Enforcement Admin-
istration and told U.S. authori-
ties all about their plot, which
they code-named "Chevrolet."
FBI Director Robert Mueller
said many lives could have been
lost. But Preet Bharara, the U.S.
attorney in Manhattan, said no
explosives were actually placed
and no one was in any danger
because of the informant's co-
operation with authorities.
Attorney General Eric Holder,
appearing at a news confer-
ence with Mueller and Bharara;
declared, "The United States is
committed to holding Iran re-
sponsible for its actions."
Shortly afterward, the Treasury
Department announced eco-
nomic penalties against Arbab-
siar and four Quds Force officers
it says were involved.
Asked whether the plot was
blessed by the very top eche-
lons of the Iranian government,
Holder said the Justice Depart-
ment was not making that accu-
sation. But he said the conspir-
acy was conceived, sponsored
and directed from Tehran. The
U.S. describes the Quds Force as

Attorney General Eric Holder (second from left) speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in
Washington on Tuesday.

Iran's primary foreign action arm
for supporting terrorists and ex-
tremists around the world.
The White House said Obama
told al-Jubeir in a phone call that
the foiled plot to assassinate him
is a "flagrant" violation of U.S.
and international law. Obama
also told al-Jubeir he is commit-
ted to ensuring the security of
diplomats in the United States,
the White House said, and met
with his national security team
to thank them for disrupting the
The Obama administration
has often said that no option is
off the table with Iran, a position
that a U.S. official said had not
changed Tuesday. But the offi-

cial,'who spoke on condition of
anonymity because he was not
authorized to discuss the policy
publicly, said the emphasis now
is on increasing diplomatic and
economic pressure on Iran.
The alleged target was Al-Ju-
beir, a commoner educated at
University of North Texas and
Georgetown who was foreign af-
fairs adviser to Saudi KingAbdul-
lah when he was crown prince. A
month after the 2001 attacks, in
which 15 of the 19 Arab hijackers
were from Saudi Arabia, Abdul-
lah sent al-Jubeir to the United
States to rebuild Saudi Arabia's
image in the United States. He
-was appointed ambassador in

Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi
Arabia are the Mideast's two
most powerful countries and
have long vied for power and in-
fluence across the region. Saudi
Arabia and other countries like
Bahrain have accused Iran of
trying to create dissent in their
countries this year, during de-
mocracy movements across the
The Saudi Embassy said in a
statement that it appreciated the
U.S. efforts to prevent the crime.
"The attempted plot is a despi-
cable violation of international
norms, standards and conven-
tions and is not in accord with
the principles of humanity," the
statement read.

GOP senators

vote to defeat

Obama'sjobs bill

S The Associated Press

ed against Barack Obama,
Senate Republicans voted
Tuesday night to kill the
jobs package the president
had spent weeks cam-
paigning for across the
country, a stinging loss at
the hands of "lawmakers
opposed to stimulus-style
spending and a tax in-
crease on the very wealthy.
Forty-six Republicans
joined with two Democrats
to filibuster the $447 bil-
lion plan. Fifty Democrats
had voted for it, but the
vote was not final. The roll
call was kept open to al-
low Sen. Jeanne Shaheen,
D-N.H. to vote. The likely
51-48 eventual tally would
be far short of the 60 votes
needed to keep the bill
alive in the 100-member
The demise of Obama's
$447 billion jobs package
was expected, despite his
campaign-style efforts to
swing the public behind
it. The White House and
leaders in Congress were
already moving on to alter-
native ways to address the
nation's painful 9.1 percent
unemployment, including
breaking the legislation
into smaller, more digest-,
ible pieces and approving
long-stalled trade bills.
The White House ap-
pears most confident that
it will be able to continue
a 2-percentage-point So-
.cial Security payroll tax cut
through 2012 and to extend
benefits to millions of
people if only because,
in the White House view,
Republicans won't want to
accept the political harm
of letting those provisions
White House officials are
also hopeful of ultimately
garnering votes for the
approval of infrastructure
spending and tax credits
for businesses that hire
unemployed veterans.
Democrats Ben Nelson of
Nebraska and Jon Tester of
Montana both up for re-

"Any senior who votes
no shouldhave to look
you in the eye andl tell
you what eacty thihey're
J President Barack Obama

election next year in states
where Obama figures to
lose broke with their
party on Tuesday night's
vote. Every Republican
present opposed the plan.
Earlier in the day, Obama
capped his weeklong
campaign for the measure
in an appearance typical of
the effort a tough-talk-
ing speech in a swing state
crucial to his re-election. In
fact, it seemed aimed more
at rallying his core political
supporters heading into
the election than changing
minds on Capitol Hill.
"Any senator who votes
no should have to look
,you in the eye and tell you
what exactly they're op-
posed to," Obama said to
a union audience in Pitts-
burgh. "I think they'll have
a hard time explaining why
they voted no on this bill
- other than the fact that
I proposed it."
Democrats were not
wholly united behind the
measure. In addition to
Nelson and Tester, Sens.
Jim Webb, D-Va., Joe Man-
chin, D-W.Va., and Joe Li-
eberman, a Connecticut
independent who aligns
with Democrats, said they
oppose the underlying
measure despite voting to
choke off the filibuster.
Obama's plan would
combine Social Security
payroll tax cuts for workers
and businesses and other
tax relief totaling about
$270 billion with $175 bil-
lion in new spending on
roads, school repairs and
other infrastructure, as
well as unemployment as-
sistance and help to local
governments to avoid lay-
offs of teachers, firefighters
and police officers.
Obama said that the plan
more than half the size
of his 2009 economic stim-
ulus measure would be
an insurance policy against
a double-dip recession and
that continued economic
intervention was essential
given slower-than-hoped
job growth.
"Right now, our economy
needs a jolt," Obama said.
"Right now."
Unlike the 2009 legis-
lation, the current plan
would be paid for with a
5.6 percent surcharge on
income exceeding $1 mil-
lion, That would be ex-
pected to raise about $450
billion over the coming

Protestors affiliated with the "Occupy Wall Street" protests chant outside 740 Park Avenue, home to billionaire David Koch
and David Ganek, in New York, on Tuesday.

Protesters march past millionaires' NYC homes

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Now it's
personal: Hundreds of
anti-Wall Street protest-
ers held a "Millionaires
March" on Tuesday past
the homes of some of
the wealthiest executives
in America, stopping to
jeer "Tax the rich!" ahd
"Where's my bailout?"
Walking two-by-two on
the sidewalk because they
had no march permit and
didn't want to be charged
with blocking traffic,
members of the Occupy
Wall Street movement and
other groups made their
way up Manhattan's East
Side, along streets like Fifth
Avenue and Park Avenue
where some of the richest
1 percent of the popula-
tion live in townhouses
and luxury apartments.
They paused outside
buildings where media
mogul Rupert Murdoch,
banker Jamie Dimon and
oil tycoon David Koch
have homes, ard decried
the impending expira-
tion of New York's 2 per-
cent "millionaires' tax" in
"I have nothing against'
these people personally. I
just think they should pay
their fair share of taxes,"
said Michael Pollack, an
office worker in a law firm.
He held up a sign with a
saying attributed to de-
partmeqt store founder
Edward Filene, "Why
shouldn't the American
people take half my mon-
ey from me? I took all of it
from them."
Pollack said: "It's time for
a new New Deal."
For the past 31A weeks,
protesters have besieged

a park in lower Manhattan
near Wall Street, denounc-
ing corporate greed and'
the gap between rich and
poor. The uptown march
marked the first time the
Occupy Wall Street move-
ment has identified spe-
cific people as being part
of the 1 percent the dem-
onstrators say are getting.
rich at the expense of the
rest of America.
When the march
reached Park Avenue and
East 93rd Street, protest-
ers stopped in front of a
building where they said
Dimon, JPMorgan Chase's
chairman and CEO, has
an apartment. Marchers
screamed, "Where's our
bailout?" and "How do we
end this deficit? End the
war, tax the rich!"
JPMorgan was among
the banks that received a
federal bailout, money it
has since repaid. Dimon
got supportive words
Monday from Mayor Mi-
chael Bloomberg, who is
himself a billionaire exec-
utive but whose East Side
townhouse was not on the
protesters' list of targets.
Dimon has "brought
more business to this city
than maybe any other
banker ih (the) modern
day," the mayor said. "To
go and picket him, I don't
know what that achieves.
Jamie Dimon's an honor-
able person working very
hard. He pays his taxes."
On Wednesday, Dimon
was to be the focus of an-
other protest, with dem-
onstrators gathering at
the New York City head-
quarters of JP Morgan
Chase to again focus on
the expiring tax.
Marcher Bahran Ad-

madi, a former taxi driver
and art dealer who is now
unemployed, said he has
"nothing personal" against
the rich. "But some of
them take people's blood,"
he said. "Everything goes
up the ladder while we
work harder and harder."
Outside one building,
protesters placed a giant
replica of a check against
the door. It was made out
to "The top one percent"
for $5 billion the size
of the impending state tax
cut for New Yorkers.mak-
ing $250,000 and more.
There were no immedi-
ate reports of any arrests.
The Occupy Wall.Street
protests in Manhattan's
Zuccotti Park have spread
to other cities, including
Atlanta, Chicago, Phila-
delphia, Seattle and Los
Angeles, and have become
a political issue, with Re-
publicans accusing the
'demonstrators of wag-
ing "class war" and Presi-
dent Barack Obama say-
ing he understands their
In Washington, six peo-
ple were arrested Tuesday
for demonstrating inside
a Senate office building.
More than 125 protesters
in Boston were arrested
overnight after they ig-

nored warnings to move
from a downtown green
space, police said. A don-
servation group had re-
cently planted $150,000
worth of shrubs, and of-
ficials said they were wor-
ried about damage.
The protest in New York
City came as the state
comptrollerissued a report
showing that Wall Street is
again losing jobs because
of global economic woes.
The job losses threaten
tax revenue for a city and
state heavily reliant on the
financial industry.
The industry shed 4,100
jobs in the late spring and
summer and could lose
nearly 10,000 more by the
end of 2012, Comptroller
Thomas DiNapoli said.
That would bring the total
industry loss to 32,000 po-
sitions since the financial
meltdown of 2008.
The sector employed
166,600 people in invest-
ment banks, securities
trading firms and hedge
funds as of August.
Christopher Guerra, an
artist and Occupy Wall
Street protester from New-
ark, N.J., said the job losses
aren't necessarily bad.
"That means mpre peo-
ple on our side," Guerra

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From left are Marianna High School track team members
Jesse McGowan,who took seventh in the boy's race, Lindsey
Toole, who placed third in girls race and John Metzler, who
was ninth in the boys race.

MHS takes

third at Cougar

XC Challenge


The short-handed
Marianna Bulldogs cross
country team took a
third-place finish on Sat-
urday. at the Cougar XC
Challenge in Tallahassee.
Marianna was without
its No. 3 runner in Patrick
Cox, who was out due to
illness, while No. 2 runner
Isaiah McFarland com-
peted despite being un-
der the weather himself.
But the Bulldogs still got
solid performances from
their top runner Jesse
McGowan and standout
freshman John Metzler.
McGowan took sev-
enth overall with a time
of 17:53.7, while Metzler
was ninth at 18:14.8.
Zack Brockner came in
next at 22nd with a time
of 18:59.17, while McFar-
land was 27'h with a time
of 19:16.97.
Gavin Shouppe was the
fifth runner for Marianna
on the day, coming in 50'h
with a time of 20:30.23.
Marianna finished 46
seconds behind first-
place Lincoln in aver-
age time, but just eight
seconds behind sec-
ond-place North Florida
"We wouldn't have
been first, but I think we
would've been second if
we had (Cox)," Bulldogs
coach Allan Gibson said.

While the lack of a full
complement of runners
didn't help, the coach
said there were also some
other challenges for his
"We were probably a
little tired going into this
one, and the course was a
little hilly," he said. "Nat-
urally, that will slow you
down a little bit. I think
last week took a lot out of
us, and we had two hard
workouts last week that
left us dragging a little
"It was definitely an off
week for us in terms of
our times, but you can't
expect a (personal record)
every week."
Marianna will next
compete in the Dolphin
Dash in Lynn Haven on
Saturday, which Gibson
said his runners are very
eager for.
"They're getting
pumped for it. It's a flat
course, and they love to
run fast," he said. "We've
got to believe we'll get
better personal records.
That's what drives the
Toole finishes third
Marianna's Lindsey
Toole had another ter-
rific finish in Tallahassee
on Saturday, placing third
out of 66 runners with a
time of 21:39.53.
Toole was 24 seconds
off the first-place time.

Chipola Men's Preseason Basketball

CC men take 4 of 5


The Chipola Indians men's bas-
ketball team won four out of five
games in its preseason debut over
the weekend in Tallahassee and Co-
lumbus, Ga.
The Indians topped Chattanooga
State 61-29, Aiken Tech 42-25, Chat-
tahoochee Technical School 38-26
and St. Johns River 50-40.
The only non-victory came against
St. Petersburg, as the teams settled
for a tie after drawing even at 43-43
at the end of regulation.
Chipola coach Jake Headrick said
he was happy with what his team got

out of the weekend overall.
"We played five games in two days,
and I think as a team we got a lot bet-
ter every game," he said. "We were so
much better in game five on Sunday
than we were in game one on Satur-
day. A lot of that comes from guys
learning their roles more as they
went along.
"They learned what they need to
do to stay on the floor, which is to
defend and rebound, and execute
offensively. Through five games, we
Same a long way with that. By Sun-
day, we were playing some good
Headrick specifically praised the
play of his four main post players:

Jason Carter, Joseph Uchebo, Kruize
Pinkins and Harl Watson.
"Those four guys down low did a
great job of scoring the ball when
they got it down there and control-
ling the glass and playing together,"
he said. "They were all cheering for
each other. They're all great team-
mates. It's nice to have four big-bod-
ied guys that can control the paint
and they did that."
However, the coach said he was
still looking for more from his pe-
rimeter players.
"Our guards struggled the first few
games, but those guys got better as

See CHIPOLA, Page 2B


raceville's Wynterra Pittman pushes the ball over the'net during a game
against Chipley on Monday. The Lady Tigers beat Chipley on Monday night at
home. -

Lady Pirates Volleyball

Sneads falls to Maclay in straight sets


The Sneads Lady Pi-
rates dropped their fourth
match in the last five Mon-
day in Tallahassee, losing
to Maclay in three straight
Maclay took the first set
25-8 before winning the
final two sets by scores of
25-15 and 25-13.
Haley Kole and Jade
Strawberry.each had mon-
ster games for Maclay,
combining for 31 kills on
the night, while Kole also
had eight ace serves and
20 digs.
Jordan Jackson led
Sneads with nine kills,.
while Ashley Rogers added
Becca Aaron had a team
high 16 assists, while Emily
Jones had 13 digs.
Jackson and Aaron also
had nine digs each, while
Jackson added 19 serve
Jones had 18 serve re-
ceives, with Brandy Strick-
land adding 13 and Rogers
Despite the loss, Sneads
coach Sheila Roberts
said she was proud of the
way her team performed
against a Maclay squad

that is one of the best in
the state.
"The scores were not
indicative of it, but that
was probably the best we
have played this year,"
the coach said. "I know it
sounds ridiculous, but Ma-
clay is a great team. Haley
Kole is probably one of the
best players in Florida,, and
she has a vicious topspin
serve that was real hard
for us to get adjusted to.
She had eight ace serves
before we even wpnt to the
"But after we got adjust-
ed to it, we were much bet-
ter the rest of the way. We
really battled. The second
and third (set) scores don't
show it, but most all of
those points Maclay won,
they really had to fight for.
There were some great,
intense rallies back and
forth. Maclay has beaten
teams like Wakulla and
Florida High this year, but I
felt like they knew they had
played somebody after the
It's no coincidence that
the first losses that the
Lady Pirates have suffered
since their season opener
on Aug. 29 have come with

See SNEADS, Page 2B

Sneads' Emily Jones returns the ball during a recent game
against Arnold.

Chipola Women's Basketball

Lady Indians

take two of

three in Georgia


The Chipola Lady Indi-
ans went 2-1 in their pre-
season debut on Saturday
in Columbus, Ga., taking
wins over Central Georgia
Tech and Georgia State
while losing to South Geor-
gia Tech.
The Lady Indians arrived
to the gym on Saturday just
15 minutes before the start
of their game with South
Georgia Tech, but didn't
appear affected as they
jumped out to an early
double-digit lead.
But the South Georgia
Tech full-court pressure
eventually took its toll on
Chipola, and the Lady In-
dians eventually fell by a
score of 50-39.
Chipola came back in the
second game to take a 42-
34 win over Central Geor-
gia Tech, and finished the
day with a 51-24 win over
Georgia State.
CC coach David Lane
said that the loss wasn't to-

tally unexpected given his
team's development in the
early stages of fall practice.
"(Sputh Georgia Tech)
pressed us and we have
not worked on any press
offense at all," the coach
said. "We knew coming
in that if we got pressed,
we would be in trouble.
They just wore us down.
We weren't real organized,
which we knew would be
the case, and they took ad-
vantage of it."
Games such as that is
part of the reason why Lane
said he doesn't always like
playing preseason games
this early
"I don't know if it's neces-
sarilyabad thing, butl think
you get beat by a team you
probably shouldn't lose to
because you weren't able
to get your sixth or seventh
thing in that you needed
to get in by that time," he
said. "But it is good to get a
chance to talk to kids about
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From Page 1B
do well and point out cer-
tain things we did do well,
and that's helpful."
But Lane said the week-
end wasn't without ben-
efit, and his team did

do things he was happy
"I think the things we
worked on, we did a
pretty good job of, and
that was a good sign," he
"Overall, I think we got
out of it what we needed.
We got to send a message

about who is going to play
and how we base playing
time around who is doing
what practice-wise.
"The kids who are not
playing much, they re-
alize that something is
wrong, or they should re-
alize that.
"Hopefully, that has a

positive effect on practice
and work ethic."
Chipola won't be back
in action until Oct. 29
at the Florida Jamboree
in Tallahassee, and then
again the following day
when the Lady Indians
play a scrimmage against
Florida State.

Ga. Tech prepares for

back-to-back road games

The Associated Press

Tech is off to its best start
in 45 years.
Now, it's time for the No.
12 Yellow Jackets to show
they're a legitimate title
contender. These next
two weeks an Atlantic
Coast Conference road
trip, if you will should
give them a much better
idea of where they stand.
"Guys realize what's
going on around here,"
quarterback Tevin Wash-
ington said. "We've just
got to make sure we put
ourselves in position to
have the best season we
can, by doing things the
way the coaches expect
us to and being the team
we want to be."
Georgia Tech (6-0, 3-0
ACC) is heading into its
only stretch of back-to-
back road games, starting
with Saturday's contest at
Virginia, followed by a trip
south to face Miami.
"Going up to Charlottes-
ville is always a challenge
for us," coach Paul John-
son said Tuesday. "That's
a tough place to play."
Indeed, Georgia Tech
has traditionally strug-
gled with this every-oth-

Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington (13) prepares to
throw against Maryland on Saturday in Atlanta.

er-year ritual, though the
Cavaliers (3-2, 0-1) have
not been overly impres-
sive this season. In their
last game, they had to go
to overtime to beat a one-
win Idaho team.
Next week, the Yellow
Jackets will face' Miami
(2-3, 0-2). Again, the op-
ponent doesn't look that
daunting, given its NCAA
problems and starting
over with a new coach,
but Johnson knows this
could be a defining stretch
for a team that is growing

in confidence with each
, "It's really tough," he
said. "Any conference
game on the road is
These two games are vi-
tally important to Georgia
Tech's hopes of making
this a truly memorable
season, given what awaits
them in the final month
of the season.
No. 8 Clemson visits At-
lanta on Oct. 29, then No.
19 Virginia Tech comes
to town for a Thursday

night game. After a bit
of a breather a road
game against Duke the
Yellow Jackets close the
regular season with'their
traditional finale against
rival Georgia.
"That's a pretty good
string of games right there
in a row," Johnson said.
"But I don't look ahead.
That's the best way to do
it. Just focus on Virginia,
then worry about the next
,one next week. You can't
start looking down the
The Cavaliers created all
sorts of trouble for them-
selves in their last game,
nearly allowing Idaho to
bounce back from a two-
touchdown deficit. They
gave up a blocked punt for
a touchdown and turned.
it over three times. The
Vandals went for the win
in overtime, but a two-
point conversion failed
and Virginia escaped an
embarrassing upset.
Johnson is undoubtedly
reminding his team of all
the losses Georgia Tech
has piled up at Virginia
- including a stretch of
eight straight defeats from
1992-2007. Of course, that
will take a bit of a selling

From Page 1B
a major surge in the level
of competition.
Sneads spent Friday and
Saturday in a tournament
at Chiles High School in
which the Lady Pirates
were the smallest school in
Bartram Trail, a 6A school
from St. Johns, was the first
opponent for the Lady Pi-
rates on Friday, and de-
feated Sneads in straight
sets by scores of 25-13 and
The teams played a best
of three for the two-day
Sneads then lost to 6A
Fort Walton Beach, losing
two straight sets after win-
ning the first 25-13.
The Lady Pirates dropped
two matches on Saturday
to 5A Arnold, a team they
had beaten on Sept. 26
in Sneads, and picked up
their first win over 4A God-
by in two sets by scores of
25-19 and 25-22.
"We didn't have a super
great weekend over there,
but we did okay," Robefts

said of her team. "No one
really steamrolled us. We
didn't play badly, but when
you're playing tough com-
petition like that, you have
to let it all hang out. I felt
like we were just not quite
Sup to our capabilities I
Sneads was scheduled to
take on Marianna on Tues-
day night, the first of its
last four games to end the
regular season before the
district tournament begins
on Oct. 24 in Sneads.
"We're excited to finish up
the regular season. We've
really made some big im-
provements," Roberts said.
"I'm sure the fans would
like to see more wins, but I
know that if we're going to
be a championship team,
we've got to move out and
play teams that are bet-
ter than us in order to get
better. You can't go out and
win everything 3-0 and get
"I feel like in the last
week or so, even though
we haven't brought home
the wins, we've definitely
made more improvement
as a team than we have all

The team still has room
i 1 to grow up until then,
Headrick said, but there
From PagelB was much to be happy
we went along," he said. about after last weekend.
"I think they realized how "I don't think the two
good those big men were days could have gone any
that they were playing better for us in terms of
with, and they got them finding out about our team
the ball instead of settling and guys finding out about
for jumpers. Then, we themselves," the coach
started playing better as a said. "They found that if
group. they defend and rebound,
. "I thought Aishon White. they will win a lot of games
and Trentell Knight both and that if they execute,
played well, but our guard that will be a good way to
play overall still has a ways stay on the floor.
to go. We've got to get bet- "I'm very happy with the
ter there." progress we've made.We've
The Indians' next pre- still got more progress to
season appearance will be. make, but we did get bet-
on Oct. 22 in Jonesboro, ter, and that's our goal, to
Ga. get better every day."

Neinas says

12 set for 10 teams in 2012

The Associated Press

Interim Big 12 Commis-
sioner Chuck Neinas said
Tuesday that the league 'is
set with 10 teams for 2012
with the addition of TCU,
even though Missouri is
exploring a possible de-
parture to the Southeast-

ern Conference.
"If Missouri was going to
change horses, it wouldn't
be for 2012 anyway," Nei-
nas said.
The Big 12 has given no
deadline for a decision
from Missouri, though Nei-
nas said there would need
to be some determination

by the end of the current
academic year, The school
has not ruled out remain-
ing part of the Big 12.
Neinas said the Big 12
needs to know what Mis-
souri plans to do before
the league can fully evalu-
ate whether to stay at 10
members or expand to 12.

"We can't address the 10
vs. 12 until we determine
that Missouri is going to
be one of the 10," he said.
"There's no consensus at
the present time between
the conference members
as to 10 or 12."
TCU accepted an invita-
tion Monday to join the

Big 12. The Horned Frogs
will replace Texas A&M,
keeping the league at 10
members when the Aggies
leave for the SEC next July.
While TCU will be the
first new member since
the Big 12 started play in
1996, Texas A&M will be
the third school to leave.

Nebraska (Big Ten) and
Colorado (Pac-12) left this
There were some indica-
tions after Big 12 athletic
directors met last month
that some might be in
favor of staying at nine
members. That has appar-
ently changed.

Sports Briefs

High School Football
Friday Jay at Cot-
tondale (Homecoming), 7
p.m.; Graceville at South
Walton, 7,p.m.; Marianna
at Blountstown, 7 p.m.;
Baker at Sneads, 7 p.m.

Junior Varsity
Thursday Marianna at
Holmes County, 6 p.m.

Middle School
Thursday Marianna at
Jefferson County, 5 p.m.

High School
Thursday -Vernon
at Sneads, 5 and 6 p.m.;
Marianna at Pensacola
Catholic, 5 and 6 p.m.;
Holmes County at Cotton-
dale, 5 and 6 p.m.; Gracev-
ille atWewahitchka, 5 and

Marianna Recreation
Marianna Recreation
Department will offer two
tackle football leagues
and one boys flag football
league this year.
Registration for youth
ages 6 to 13 will be held
through Oct. 21 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Marianna Educational and
Recreational Expo located
at 3625 Caverns Road, in
Registration fee for flag
football is $30 for partici-
pants who live inside the
city limits of Marianna,
and $45 for those who live

The fee for tackle
football is $45 for Mari-
anna residents, and $60
for those outside the city
limits. The fee must be
paid with check or money
order; no cash will be
Special registration will
be held Oct. 3-10 from
4-7 p.m. No one will be
allowed to register after
Oct. 21.
All participants must
bring a copy of their birth
certificate. The age on
Nov. 1 of the current year
will be the player's age for
the entire season.
For more information,
call 482-6228.

Baseball Showcase
Marucci Elite will host
a baseball showcase
at Chipola College on
Saturday, giving high
school baseball players
an opportunity to display
their talent for college and
professional scouts.
Throughout the year,
Marucci Elite draws
talented athletes from all
over the south for its vari-
ous showcases. Players are
evaluated on hitting, field-
ing, pitching and running
in game situations.
The showcase is open to
the public and all current
high school students are
invited to participate in
the showcase, and can
register by visiting www., or call-
ing Marucci Elite at (225)
The registration fee is
$175 and space is limited
to the first 100 players.
For more information,
contact a Marucci Elite

representative at (225)
761-4321 or via email at

The Panhandle Cross
County Championships
will be held at Marianna
High School on Oct. 22.
The boys 5K race will
start at 8 a.m., with the
girls race following at 8:30
There will also be an
open two-mile race for
boys and girls middle
school aged only at 9:15
a.m., and an open 5K race
for high school junior
varsity and community
runners at 9:45 a.m.
Entry fee for the open
race is $5 per runner and
checks should be made
out to The Cross Country
Club, which supports the
Marianna High School
cross country team.
Everyone who runs in
the open 2-mile race has
to pay and fill out a waiver
form, which can be picked
up at the home side con-
cession stand.
Entry fees can be mailed

or brought to the race on
race day. Mail checks to:
Allan Gibson I/C Mari-
anna High School 3546
Caverns Road Marianna,
FL 32446.

Travel Ball Tryouts
The Panama City Lady
Lightning travel softball
team will continue to
hold individual tryouts in
Alford for their 10U and
14U teams.
Pickup players for up-
coming fall tournaments
will also be sought after
for both teams.
If interested, call 850-
258-8172, or email ikiev@

Alumni Football
There will be a full con-
tact alumni football league
held this winter.
The games are full pads
with officials, announc-
ers, and video crew, and
is open to all former high
school football players 18
and older in the area.
Games will take place on
weekends from January

through March of 2012.
There must be at least 35
players to a team.
Those interested can
sign up at www.alumni-

Speed,Agility and
Conditioning Camp
Bionic Sports Will hold a
Speed, Agility and Condi-
tioning camp on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at Integras
Therapy &Wellness Center
for youth boys and girls
ages 9-17.
Cost is $40 a month, or
$12 per week.
The camp will continue
for the entire summer,
focusing on becoming a
better athlete.
Call Eric Pender for
more information at

Marianna Youth
Team Dynamic Youth.
wrestling team will contin-
ue practicing on Tuesday
and Thursday nights at the
wrestling room at the old
Marianna High School.
Practice will be from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m.
All kids in Jackson
County from ages 6
and up are welcome to
For further information
please contact Marianna
coach Ron Thoreson at

Sports Items
Send all sports items to editorial@, or fax them to
850-482-4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson County
Floridan P.O. Box 520 Marianna. FL

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Fox: Tim Tebow the Broncos starter

The Associated Press

Denver Broncos will start Tim
Tebow against the Miami Dol-
phins when they return from
their bye week, coach John Fox
said Tuesday.
Tebow supplants Kyle Orton,
who has struggled ever since
winning the job with a spectacu-
lar training camp.
Replacing Orton at halftime
Sunday, Tebow nearly led the
Broncos back from a late 16-
point deficit, falling a despera-
tion pass short in a 29-24 loss to
San Diego.
Tebow had his troubles rust,
three fumbled snaps and six mis-
fires in 10 pass attempts- buthe
ran for a touchdown and threw
for another while energizing the
Broncos and fans frustrated by
a franchise mired in mediocrity
since its last winning season in
Orton continued a puzzling
slide Sunday when he went 6 for
13 for 34 yards against the Char-
gers arid threw his seventh inter-
ception, tied with Michael Vick
and Philip Rivers for most in the
He also has two fumbles, in-
cluding a costly one against Oak-
land in the opener when he lost
the ball without being hit while
winding up to throw to a wide-
open tight end for the go-ahead
score late in the fourth quarter of
a 23-20 loss.
Orton, who's in the final year
of his contract, is 6-21 since win-
ning his first six games as Den-
ver's starter.
The Broncos tried to trade Or-
ton, who's making $9 million this
season, when the lockout ended,
but talks with Miami broke down

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws during football practice at the team's training facility Tuesday
in Englewood, Colo.

and Fox instead threw open the
quarterback competition, some-
thlng for which Tebow proved
Orton had worked extensively
with teammates in workouts or-
ganized by safety Brian Dawkins
during the lockout. So had
Tebow, but he also spent time
pitching products and his auto-
biography across the country.
Orton's and Brady Quinn's off-
season workout program paid
off when training camp rolled

Orton maintained his stran-
glehold on the starting job and
Quinn appeared to win the
backup job despite a poor per-
formance in the final preseason
game, but Fox said this week that
wasn't really the case: Tebow was
his No. 2.
This despite Tebow showing
almost no progress in becoming
the pocket passer that Broncos
football chief John Elway has
said he must become to make it

in this league.
His footwork was still flawed,
his throws were still off-target,
and he even had trouble with the
most basic of football plays: the
center-quarterback exchange,
after spending most of his foot-
ball career playing out of the
He showed, however, that there
was some validity, to the notion
.he's a "gamer" by posting decent.
stats in preseason games, but he
clearly was outplayed by Orton.

So, it was Orton's job to lose
- and he did.
Tebow, who received a $6.7 mil-
lion bonus in August, was used
sparingly by the new coaching
staff at first. He came in as a de-
coy in the slot when the Broncos
ran out of receivers against Cin-
cinnati in Week 2, and he took
one snap, running for minus-2
yards at Green Bay two weeks
ago before gaining 2 yards on a
keeper against San Diego in the
first half Sunday.
When he was heading up the
tunnel at halftime, offensive co-
ordinator Mike McCoy informed
him Orton was out and he was
in. Following punts on his first
three drives, Tebow found a
rhythm and the Broncos nearly
overcame a 26-10 deficit.
Now, the Broncos will have to
determine if they want to con-
tinue pressing him into becom-
ing a prototypical pro passer or
focus instead on capitalizing
on his skills that made him a
great combination college quar-
terback some say the best
Despite a resume that in-
cluded All-Ambrica honors, two
national championships and a
Heisman Trophy, Tebow never
came close to beating out Orton
last season, either.
Tebow started the final three
games last season -- going 1-2
- after Orton got hurt and the
organization decided to see what
they had in Tebow, whom former
coach Josh McDaniels had se-
lected with the 25th overall pick
in the 2010 draft.
As a rookie, he completed 50
percent of his throws and col-
lected five touchdown passes
and three interceptions. He also
ran for six TDs.

UCF coach: 'Everything in place' for Big East move

The Associated Press

Florida coach George
O'Leary said Tuesday that
he's hearing from friends
around college football
with no ties to UCF that
"everything's in place" for
the Knights to soon be in-
vited to join the Big East
O'Leary declined to iden-
tify his friends, but said
he's been kept in the loop
by UCF officials. However,
the coach said he had no
idea as of early Tuesday
afternoon if UCF had been
extended an official invita-
tion from the Big East.
"I would think that just
looking from a numbers
count, we'd be on the lips
of a lot of people obvious-
ly," O'Leary said. "I would
hope that they strongly
consider us. I would think
it would help them as
much as it's gonna help
"...Just the people I've
spoken with, no UCF but
the people from the out-
side everything's in
place. It's a matter of put-
ting the gavel down and

College Football
QB Garcia dismissed
from South Carolina
South Carolina quarter-
back Stephen Garcia has
been dismissed from the
Athletic director Eric
Hyman said the fifth-
year senior failed to meet
agreed-upon guidelines place after Garcia's
fifth suspension this past
Garcia had started 34
games, including four
this season before he was
benched in favor of sopho-
more Connor Shaw.
Garcia wore a black
baseball cap on the side-
lines against the Kentucky
Wildcats, encouraging
Shaw and patting him on
the back.
Coach Steve Spur-
rier said Garcia was given
several chances to be a
student athlete at South
Carolina and it was sad he
could not live up to that

From wire reports

Central Florida head coach George O'Leary walks the sideline
during the second half of a game against Marshall on Saturday
in Orlando.

making a decision."
UCF officials did not im-
mediately respond to a re-
quest for comment.
Big East schools gave a
go-ahead Monday for the
conference to expand to as
many as 12 teams for foot-
ball, a move that could in-
volve adding six members.
UCF officials have said
moving to any conference

would require an all-sports
The Big East has lost
some longtime members
during the ongoing con-
ference shuffle. Monday's
move by the school presi-
dents and chancellors is
its first formal attempt to
make up for its losses.
Syracuse and Pittsburgh
started the exodus by de-

ciding to leave for the At-
lantic Coast Conference.
The governor of Connecti-
cut has said UConn also is
interested in the ACC, and
there have been reports
that Rutgers, too, could
leave the Big East.
The league thought it
had strengthened its foot-
ball status by adding Texas
Christian. But TCU re-
versed course and' accept-
ed an invitation to join the
Big 12.
O'Leary said that he isn't
worried about moving to
the Big East and it possibly
losing its BCS automatic
bid when contracts expire.
"You hope the adminis-
tration has done due dili-
gence as far as their home-
work regarding all that and
I'm sure they will," he said.
"But I'm given a schedule
and I play the schedule
that's given and we go from
Asked if he would like
a college football setup
controlled by a few super
conferences O'Leary, who
coached in the ACC at
Georgia Tech for eight sea-
sons, said he's always been
more in favor of playing

"That's what football is
built on is regional play,"
he said. "Everybody looks,
when you bring in teams
from 6 or 7 states away it
may be great for TV and
all that, but it really hurts
players' families (and) the

fan base. The popularity of
football came because of
regional play and rivalries
and all that. You may have
one rival, but you have
people who you play four
or five years in a row. That
becomes a mini-rival type
of game."

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Florida's 3 traditional football powers ailing

The Associated Press

those troubled by what's
happening in college foot-
ball across the state of
Florida right now, Jimbo
Fisher offers two reasons
to have hope.
One, Auburn.
Two, Alabama.
Not long ago, the Tigers
and Crimson Tide were
- by their lofty standards
- bad teams. Alabama
finished 2007 absent from
The Associated Press Top
25 poll. Auburn spent
much of the 2009 season
outside of the national
rankings. Both recovered
nicely, of course, proven
by the fact those programs
are the last two teams to
end the season hoisting
the crystal football that's
presented annually to the
national champion.
"Things happen for a
reason," said Fisher, the
Florida State coach,
Florida, Florida State and'
Miami would love to know
what that reason is and
howto fixthe problem. The
so-called "Big 3" of Sun-
shine State football share
countless bonds, such as
championship traditions,
Heisman Trophy winners,
legendary coaches and
enough NFL players to fill
a slew of pro rosters.
And now, add mediocrity
to that list.
For the first time since
Dec. 6, 1982, all are simul-
taneously unranked in the
AP poll. The Seminoles and
Hurricanes have losing re-
cords'after five games. The
season isn't half over and
all three are already out of
the national champion-
ship picture. Florida State
and Miami will need mira-
cles to happen if they're to
have even a tiny chance of

getting back into the Atlan-
tic Coast Conference race.
After 472 weeks in the
rankings, 10 national titles
and six Heisman Trophies
in the last three decades,
the 'Noles, Gators and
'Canes are starting anew.
"This is a surprising turn
of events," said Florida At-
lantic coach Howard Sch-
nellenberger, who started.
the Sunshine State surge
by coaching Miami to the
1983 national champion-
ship and is now in his final
season before retirement.
"The law of gravity, even
.the law of statistics, has
disallowed this kind of a
thing from happening for a
loqg time. But you can't go
on forever with something
this important."
The erosion of the state's
hold on college football
has been going on for
some time.
Miami's fifth and last
national title was in 2001,
and the Hurricanes haven't
even won an ACC cham-
pionship yet since joining
that league nearly a decade
ago. Florida State last ap-
peared in a BCS bowl game
at the end of the 2005 sea-
son and last won one of
those to conclude the 1999
national-title campaign.
Florida has captured two
of the last five national
championships, but even.
after a 4-0 start this year,
the Gators have lost seven
times in their last 15 games
"Everybody loses one
. day," Florida running back
Chris Rainey said.
Yes, but those days used
to be far less frequent.
For comparison's sake,
the Gators had lost only,
seven times in .61 games
before this current 8-7
"Do I see improvement?

Yes," Florida coach Will
Muschamp said this week,
when asked about the state
of his team following con-
secutive losses to LSU and.
Alabama, who just happen
to be ranked No. 1 and No.
2 in the AP poll. "Is it what
we want it to be at this
point? No. Again, I look
at the season for an en-
tire season. I don't look at
one game or two games or
whatever. I've got to look at
the total body of work and
where we are and where
we've come from.
"Is it enough? Is it good
enough' at this point? No,"
Muschamp added. "But it's
never going to be."
There is one other obvi-
ous common thread at all
three schools. Fisher is in
his second season, making
him the longest-tenured
coach on the Seminole,
Gator or Hurricane side-
lines. Muschamp and Mi-
ami's Al Golden are in Year.
1 of their respective jobs.
Even in a state where
hundreds of high school
players sign college schol-
arships annually, winning
at the college level isn't
automatic anymore es-
pecially when programs
are in transition phases.
In fairness, all three of the
Sunshine State traditional
powers have dealt with
wild adversity already this
Miami was rocked before
the year eyen began by an
NCAA investigation that
still lingers, and the Hurri-
canes have been decimat-
ed by injuries on defense
ag well. Florida and Florida
State have dealt with in-
juries to starting quarter-
backs, huge blows to both
"Health, depth, quar-
terback play, schedule,"
Golden said. "There's a lot

I .

Florida running back Chris Rainey (1) is wrapped up by LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) in
the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday.

of variables that come into
There's also more places
for players to play now.
Three decades ago, there
was no Florida Interna-
tional football program,
no South Florida, no Cen-'
tral Florida, no Florida
Now they're gobbling
up plenty of talent from
all around the state. And
while the balance of power
isn't totally shifting yet,
one could easily argue that
the best team in the state is
South Florida, and the best
player is FIU's T.Y. Hilton.
"I would attribute it
as much to stability as I
would anything," South

Florida coach Skip Holtz
said Tuesday. "I think ev-
ery one of the programs in
state has an opportunity
to continue to build to get
to that point (back in the
Top 25) when the season
is over. I think there are
still strong teams, but I just
don't think we have the
same stability we had for
all those years."
The Bulls have three bowl
wins since 2007, matching
Florida and Florida State.
Florida Atlantic won con-
secutive bowl games in
2007 and 2008 the only
team in the state to do so
over that span. FIU won its
first bowl last year, capping
a huge turnaround season

for the Panthers. UCF won
its first bowl game in four
tries last year. Miami's last
bowl win came in 2006.
"I don't know if it has all
that much to do with all
of us who are new on the
scene here," said Schnel-
lenberger, who founded
FAU's program about a de-
cade ago. "I think the ma-
jor contest lies between the
three oldest schools here
in the state and the best
schools in the country....
The recruiting phase is just
a small part of it. You've got
coaching changes, you've
got more competition."
So at Florida, Florida
State and Miami, there are
more challenges ahead.

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Al Times EDT
Al games televised by TBS
American League
Detroit 3, New York 2
Friday, Sept 30: Detroit 1, New York
1, 1% Innings, susp., rain
Saturday, Oct. 1: New York 9, Detroit
3, comp. of susp. game
Sunday, Oct 2: Detroit 5, New York 3
Monday, Oct 3: Detroit 5, New York 4
Tuesday, Oct. 4: New York 10, Detroit
Thursday, Oct. 6: Detroit 3, New
York 2
Texas 3,Tampa Bay 1
Friday, Sept 30: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0
Saturday, Oct 1: Texas 8, Tampa
Bay 6
Monday, Oct 3: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3
National League
St.Loubis 3, PhlBadelphia
Saturday, Oct 1: Philadelphia 11, St
Louis 6
SSunday, Oct 2: St Louis 5, Philadel-
Tuesday, Oct 4: Philadelphia 3, St
Louis 2
Wednesday, Oct 5: St Louis 5,
Philadelphia 3
Friday, Oct 7: St Louis 1, Philadel-
phia 0
Mlwaukee 3, Arizona 2
Saturday, Oct 1: Milwaukee 4,
Arizona 1
Sunday, Oct 2: Milwaukee 9, Arizona
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Arizona 8, Milwaukee
Wednesday, Oct 5: Arizona 10,
Milwaukee 6
Friday, Oct 7: Milwaukee 3, Arizona
2,10 innings
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
American League
Anll games televised by Fox
Texas 2, Detrot 0
Saturday, Oct 8: Texas 3, Detroit 2
Sunday, Oct 9: Detroit at Texas,
ppd. rain
Monday, Oct 10: Texas 7, Detroit 3,
11 innings
Tuesday, Oct. 11: Texas (Lewis 14-10)
at Detroit (Fister 11-13), 9:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 12: Texas (Harrison
14-9) at Detroit (Porcello 14-9), 5:19

x-Thursday, Oct. 13: Texas at Detroit
(Verlander 24-5), 5:19 p.m.
x-Saturday, Oct 15: Detroit (Scherzer
15-9) at Texas, 9:05 p.m.
x-Sunday, Oct 16: Detroit (Fister 11-
13) at Texas, 9:05 p.m.
National League
A games televised byTBS
Mlwaukee 1,SL Loubl
Sunday, Oct 9: Milwaukee 9, St.
Louis 6
Monday, Oct-10: St Louis 12, Mil-
waukee 3
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Milwaukee (Gal-
lardo 17-10) at St Louis (Carpenter
11-9), 9:05 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 13: Milwaukee (Wolf
13-10) at St Louis (Lohse 14-8), 9:05
Friday, Oct. 14: Milwaukee at St.
Louis, 9:05 p.m.
x-Sunday, Oct 16: St Louis at Mil-
waukee, 4:05 or 9:05 p.m.
x-Monday, Oct 17: St Louis at Mil-
waukee, 9:05 p.m.
(Best-of-7; x-f- necessary)
AN games televised by Fox
Wednesday, Oct 19 at National
Thursday, Oct 20 at National League
Saturday, Oct. 22 at American League
Sunday, Oct 23 at American League
x-Monday, Oct 24 at American
x-Wednesday, Oct 26 at National
x-Thursday, Oct 27 at National'


New England
N.Y. Jets



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.800 165
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.600 105
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.600 102
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San Diego 4 1 0 .800 120 109
Oakland 3 2 0 .600 136 133
Kansas City 2 3 0 .400 77 150
Denver 1 4 0 .200 105 140

Washington 3 1 0
N.Y. Giants 3 2 0
Dallas 2 2 0
Philadelphia 1 4 0
New Orleans 4 1 0
TampaBay 3 2 0
Atlanta 2 3 0
Carolina 1 4 0
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Sunday's Games
Minnesota 34, Arizona 10
Oakland 25, Houston 20
Kansas City 28, Indianapolis 24
Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24
New Orleans 30, Carolina 27
Cincinnati 30, Jacksonville 20
Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17
Seattle 36, N.Y. Giants 25
San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3
San Diego 29, Denver 24
New England 30, N.Y. Jets 21
Green Bay 25, Atlanta 14
Open: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas,
Miami, St Louis, Washington
Monday's Game
Detroit 24, Chicago 13
Sunday, Oct. 16
St Louis at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
'Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Detroit 1 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Houston at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at New England, 4:15 p.m.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m.
Minnesota atChlcago, 8:20 p.m.
Open: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City,
San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee

FOX Playoffs, American League
championship series, Game 4,
Texas at Detroit
TBS Playoffs, National League
championship series, Game 3,
Milwaukee at St Louis
7'3 p.m.
VERSUS Boston at Carolina

Monday, Oct. 17
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated
Press college football poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Oct 8, total points based on
25.points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote, and
previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv
1. LSU (40) 6-0 1,450 1
2. Alabama (10) 6-0 1,405 2
3. Oklahoma (8) 5-0 1382 3
4. Wisconsin 5-0 1,243 4
5. Boise St (1) 5-0 1,222 5
6. Oklahoma St 5-0 1,176 6
7. Stanford 5-0 1,164 7
8. Clemson 6-0 1,080 8
9. Oregon 4-1 1,000 9
0. Arkansas 5-1 921 10
11. Michigan 6-0 868 12
12. Georgia Tech 6-0 741 13
13. West Virginia 5-1 659 16
14. Nebraska 5-1 642 .14
15. South Carolina 5-1 608 18
16. Illinois 6-0 594 19
17. Kansas St 5-0 580 20
18. Arizona St 5-1 414 22
19.Virginia Tech 5-1 410 21
20. Baylor 4-1 308 25
21. Texas A&M 3-2 251 24
22. Texas 4-1 216 11
23. Michigan St / 4-1 181 NR
24. Auburn 4-2 156 15
25. Houston 6-0 142 NR
Others receiving vgtes: Florida
86, Washington 71, Notre Dame 64,
Georgia 61, Penn St 22, Southern Cal
17, North Carolina 13, South Florida 11,
Wake Forest 7, Southern Miss. 4, SMU
3, Texas Tech 2, Cincinnati 1.

The USA Today Top 25 football
coaches poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Oct 8,
total points based on 25 points for first
place through one point for 25th, and
previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Oklahoma (32) 5-0 1,434 1
2.LSU(15) 6-0.1,409 2
3. Alabama (11) 6-0 ,399 3
'4. Wisconsin (1) 5-0 1,244 5
S. Stanford 5-0 1,232 4
6. Boise State 5-0 1,170 6
7. Oklahoma State 5-0 1,168 7
8. Clemson 6-0 1,046 8
9. Oregon 4-1 995 9
10. Michigan 6-0 891 11
11. Arkansas 5-1 871 12
12. Georgia Tech 6-0 805 13
13. South Carolina 5-1 678 14
14. Nebraska 5-1 671 15
15. Illinois 640 634 16
16. West Virginia 5-1 528 19
17. Virginia Tech 5-1 523 17
18. Kansas State 5-0 462 .21
19. Michigan State 4-1 431 20
20. Arizona State 5-1 343 24
21. Texas 4-1 243 10
22. Houstch 6-0 200 -
23.Texas A&M 3-2 198 25
24. Baylor .4-1 185 -
25. Penn State 5-1 77 -
Others receiving votes: Florida 72,
Washington 52, North Carolina 43, Au-
burn 33, Notre Dame 31, South Florida
30, Wake Forest 22, Georgia 15, SMU
11, Texas Tech 9, Rutgers 8, Southern
Miss. 7, TCU 4, Hawaii 1.


Arizona beats

out Tampa for

2015 Super Bowl

The Associated Press

HOUSTON -The Phoe-
nix area was awarded the
2015 Super Bowl by NFL
owners Tuesday, beating
the only other candidate
- Tampa, Fla.
This will be the third
time the Phoenix area
has hosted the game,
which will be played in
"We are thrilled to be
back in Arizona," Com-
missioner Roger Goodell
said. "I will say it was a
difficult choice."
Phoenix won on the
second ballot, prompting
screams of joy from the
Arizona committee.
"Everyone pulled to-
gether throughout the
Phoenix area to put to-
gether a terrific package
we were able to present
to the owners," Arizona
Cardinals President Mi-
chael Bidwill said. "We
are delighted."
The Super Bowl also
was held at University of
Phoenix Stadium in 2008,
when the Giants beat the
Patriots 17-14., Tempe,
Ariz., was the 1996 host,
with Dallas defeating
Pittsburgh 27-17. Tampa
hosted the game in 1984,
1991, 2001 and 2009.
"Both cities are great
sites for the Super Bowl
and both had impres-
sive bids," said Giants
owner John Mara, whose
team has won champi,
onships in both places.
"They've each been to the
altar a few times recently
and were denied. They
both deserve to host a

game again."
Next year's game is in
Indianapolis, followed by
New Orleans in 2013 and
the New York/New Jersey
area in 2014. The 2015
game is the 49th Super
Bowl. There is specula-
tion that the 50th anniver-
sary of the championship
game will wind up in Los
Angeles, where the first
Super Bowl was played in
1967, if a suitable stadium
is available.
Neither' Arizona nor
Tampa received the re-
quired 24 of 32 votes on
the first ballot, meaning
a simple majority was
needed on the next vote.
Goodell spoke with the
Tampa Bay group im-
mediately after it lost the
"Anytime we are invited
to participate, we will do
so," said Paul Catoe, out-
going CEO of Tampa Bay
& Co.
Bidwill said the estimat-
ed economic impact in
Arizona in 2008 was more
than $500 niillion, and
he expects it to be higher
in 2015. While that num-
ber seems high because
subsequent Super Bowls
didn't reach that level, it's
still a major boon to local
"The impact is .in the
multihundred millions
of dollars, and that is
significant value for any
community," said Marc
Ganis, president of Chi-
cago-basbd sports busi-
ness consulting firm
Sportscorp Ltd., and an
observer of the league's
business side."

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on verbal commitments
from others regarding their
willingness to help.
SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov.
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of concentration by keep-
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task at hand.
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you've neglected for far top
long might hamper your
freedom of mobility. What
you've been sweeping un-
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ly create a storm of dust
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) If you continue to
persist being wishy-washy,
your friends might not
want to deal with you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Guard against con-
tinually attempting to do
things that are way beyond
your mental or physical
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Be budget-minded,
because if you aren't, funds
you've earmarked for ne-
cessities shan't be there for
you down the line.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- Be extremely selective
concerningwithwhom you
spend your leisure time so
that the wrong types don't
ruin your fun.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
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be somewhat caustic and/
or critical, but you don't
have to respond in kind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
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that you own to enjoy long
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care in handling them.
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understand the small print
and the main issues.
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course of action before
you jump into the fray,
or you could end up be-
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
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of Gibraltar today, they're
likely to bring more trouble
into your life than you care
to handle.

Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband, "Fred," is one
of many siblings. His mother passed
away several years ago. Since her death,
his father's negative and controlling na-
ture has become amplified. He is verbally
abusive and would never consider pro-
fessional help. Dad is in his early 80s, and
Fred says he has always been this way.
Family gatherings are made miserable
by his bullying and picking on whomever
he chooses to torment. He is never at
fault, he's "only kidding."
In recent months, Dad has felt free to
taunt our children, attempting to create,
competition between the grandkids by
showering some with large gifts and teas-
ing the.others abbut their cousins' good
fortune. When confronted, he claims that
some grandkids are more deserving than
others. He blatantly favors his daughters
and their families, taking them on lavish
vacations, setting up education funds,
etc. He categorically denies ever having
mistreated his sons' children, and the
sisters believe their dad.
Although we've tried to be a dutiful

If the dealer passes, it means that his hand
does not have 12 high-card points or (prob-
ably) a long suit. In addition, though, if that
initial pass is in a composed lesson deal or a
newspaper column, it will help declarer with
the play. In this layout, how should South plan
the play in four hearts after West starts the de- W
fense with his three top clubs? 4
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guaranteeing a maximum pass and at least
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draws trumps and cashes his four diamond
tricks, discarding two spades from the dummy.
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low spade, West playing low.
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the spade ace, he would have opened the bid-
ding. South should call for dummy's jack. Yes,
West might have stopped playing clubs af-
ter two rounds, shifting, say, to a trump. De-
clarer should then draw trumps ending in the
dummy and call for the club 10. If East had the
queen, it would take an iron nerve to play low
smoothly. Also, at trick one, East signaled with
the club two. If he had had the queen, he prob-
ably would have played a higher, encouraging

family, helping out when needed and
entertaining the relatives on our fair
share of holidays, my husband has said
"enough." Fred has chosen to avoid all
family gatherings where Dad is present.
He won't subject our kids to the verbal
and emotional abuse that he endured his
whole life. For months, we have had little
contact with Dad or with Fred's sisters.
My kids miss their cousins.
The last time I talked with Dad, he
hung up on me. How can I bring peace
to this fractured family and keep our
children safe?

Dear Distress: There are some relation-
ships you cannot fix, especially when the
other party is not cooperative. Your first
obligation is to protect your family from
those who treat them terribly. If your
husband needs to limit contact with his
father and sisters, please be supportive.
You can try to get your children together
with their cousins outside of family gath-
erings if their aunts are willing.

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$100 each. Call 334-792-3153 ask for Joyce.
SALE!! AKC Bichon Frise Puppies: (M & F)
.Small, cute, home raised, and hypoallergenic.
S&W, Vet checked. $375-$475. Call Irene
334-774-6131 leave message.

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Saturday of the month thereafter! Consign
NOW! Huge brand name tack sale begins at
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This position for a Laboratory Technician
is located at Gulf Power's Scholz Electric
Generating Plant in Sneads FL.
Must be tobacco free at least six months
prior to applying, and pass a background
screen and drug test.
To submit a resume, log on to our web site
Requisition number FPC2000550.
No phone'calls. Deadline 10/13/11.
We offer a competitive compensation
package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

The former Ramada Inn on Hwy 90 will be
opening soon under new ownership,
management, and a new brand
We are now accepting applications for
front desk and housekeeping.
Applications available at the
hotel, 4655 Hwy 90 Marianna, F 32446


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Home Gym: Welder 245 home training system.
$250. 850-593-6925
Refrigerator white, good cond, 26 cu ft, ice
w/water ice dispenser, $350. 850 593-6925
Stove. Tan, 4 burner, good condition $60 firm
Marianna 850-482-2636
Wi: Great condition comes with controllers
and one game. $200. 850-209-6139
5 Star Olympus Camera, SP 600 UZ digital,
new condition, $160 FIRM 850-482-7665
Aluminum wheels, 20X8:5; 6 lug GM truck,
good cond. $250 set of 4 850-482-3780
Aluminum wheels set of 4 for Toyota Prius,new
$250 1 set for RAV4,new $300 850-482-3780
Antique Wall Clock, light walnut, 2-weight $50Q
Firm 850-593-9960
Blue Recliner good condition $50 call 850-
Deluxe Disney Princess Play House Tent-
PlayHut, 56inx56in folds up, $25, 850-482-5434
Emerson 13" TV $25 850-482-5455


Electric Hot Water Heater, like new, $85 850-
Full Body Motion Exerciser $25 850-482-8347
HP Copier exc. condition $$60. 850-526-2646.
Kindle Model #D00511, white w/keyboard,
$95. Call 850-693-0605.
Kitchen Cabinets from condo, $90 850-592-
Plaid couch brown-tan-gold $50 call 850-
Radio: Chrysler 300 Stock Deck 6 Disc CD
Changer. $75. 850-557-3240, $75
Shelving Units: Ten 4-feet long white vinyl clos-
et shelving units. $40. Call 850-482-5215.
Step2 Deluxe Play & Shade Patio Set -
w/umbrella & 4 chairs, $40, 850-482-5434
Washer and Dryer GE good condition $75 for
both or $50 separate. 850-579-4650.
Wheelchair $30, Waders $55, Hand made Af-
ghan $75, 56" sofa $55 850-482-8347

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needed in Graceville & Bristol Florida

Required knowledge of Windows
Programs, PC Hardware, Trouble
Shooting and Networking. Basic
knowledge of Exchange, SQL Server,
Linux, Wireless or Cisco operating
systems is a plus.

Salary is based on experience. Benefits
include; health insurance, 401K program,
Vacation/Holiday. Drug Free Workplace.

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local practice. Must have strong computer
skills, billing background helpful.
$13-$14 per hour depending on experience.
Call 855-285-1025

Is currently seeking individuals who are
team players, enthusiastic, and well
organized for the- following positions.

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Weekend (Sat. & Sun) 7a-3p
Thursday's 7p-7a
7a-7p Shift & 7p-7a Shift
F/T & P/T
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Great Pay and Benefits
Health, Vision & Dental
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Director? Classes now Enrolling!
Call Mrs. Alaina 334-714-4942.

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2/1 Duplex,CH/A, water, sewer, appliances
,lawn care incl. $550 + $650 deposit, 1 year
lease 850-526-4425

3BR 1BA duplex & 2BR 2BA duplex both in
Grand Ridge both $425/mo + $425 dep. 850-

2BR/1BA Concrete block Rental In Marlanna,
Tile floors, Washer h/u, pets ok, $300/mo + $30
credit/bkgrnd ck. Additional houses and
Apartments in Graceville 850-263-5753
2BR 1BA House at 4477 Fairfax Rd. $500/mo +
$500 dep. nice, quiet, safe neighborhood. 850-
2 Brick homes, 8mi E of Malone, 3BR 1 BA
$575/mo & 4BR 1 BA. $595/mo. Both require
$500 dep. lyr lease, & references, 850-569-
3BR 1.5 BA, 2944 Noland St. Bonus room with
fireplace, 1 car garage, Central Heat & Air,
hardwood floors, kitchen appliances, no pets.
Deposit required, 1 year lease $700/month,
Available October 1st. Call 850-594-7525 after
6pm or leave message
4/2 in Alford, 2 car garage, fenced back yard,
CH/A, 2500 +/- sqft. $800/mo. Deposit, lease
& references. 850-579-4317/866-1965
Austin Tyler & Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
850- 526-3355 4m
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
For rent in Sneads, FL: Secluded ahd fenced
Home on 10 wooded acres: 2 bedrooms, 2
baths, extra large living room, eat-in kitchen
with computer center, dining room, enclosed
sun room, large privacy porch, barn, carport
w/attached laundry room, $800/month.
Call 850-222-9265.
Lovely 3BR 1BA House, Clean, in town, near
schools, nice yard, quiet neighborhood, out-
door pets ok, $600/mo with $600 deposit 850-

2/1.5 $450 in Greenwood, CH/A,
water/garbage/lawn included. 850-569-1015
2/2 in Alford, window A/C, $380 + deposit 850-
2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale ,no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
1594 leave message

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http:// www.charloscountry living, com.
2&3BRMH's in
Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595.
3/2 $575 Quiet, well maintained MH Park,
Water/sewer/ garbage/ lawn included.
Other rentals available starting @ $395
Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4m
3BR 2BA MH on 10 acres 1742 Sinai Rd in
Sneads, $650/mo. Pro Team Realty 850-674-
3BR 2BA MH. Water/sewage/garbage/lawn care in-
cluded. No Pets. Lease and Security Deposit. 850-592-
Large yards, CH/A, 2 & 3BR $300-$440/mo
In Cottondale. C* 850-249-4888 4=4=
Nice 2BR 1BA & 2BR 2BA MH's for rent in Altha.
$350-$450/mo. Several to choose from. Great
shape. 850-762-9555/573/5255
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
4850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 C4


Spacious Meeting Room Rental at Marianna
Womans Club, corner of Caledonia & Clinton
Now has 2 A/C units. $150/day 850-482-2076

Country Home for Sale: 3BR 2BA on 2 acres, 8
mi to Marianna, Hospital. schools, churches,
Chipola College, shopping. By appt. only. $135k

Golf cart: 2004.Like-new batteries and charger.
Excellent shape. $2,200. Call 334-677-0020.

Kubota 2008 RTV with only 209 Hours. en-
closdd cab, dump back. Great for hauling.
$9,500. 334-355-0814

10.2' Bass Hound 2-Person Boat, 28 lb. Thrust
Minn Kota Trolling Motor, Electric Running
Lights, Live Well with Aerator, 16' Trailer, $850,
Call 334-889-4677 and leave message.

S--- Dutchman'10 27ft. sleeps
" ,- ^ 8, Q-sz. bed, Frig, micro-
S* ave, stove, wall mount for
flat screen, canopy, tow
hitch & cover, $15,500 OBO
FLEETWOOD PROWLER '99- 30ft., 1 slide out,
in excellent shape $7,900 334-687-3334
PUMA '07-29ft., 2 slide-outs, king bed, like
new $13,000 334-695-6359,334-687-6157

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FL's Newest RV Dealer
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Newmar Keystone Heartland Jayco
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Parts and Acces. Store
RV Collision Center
Located off 1-10 Exit 70 / SR285
328 Green Acres Dr.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Sales and Service: 850-951-1000 DO 12756


Ford Thunderbird '66 47 original miles, blue in
color, new tires, great condition $7,000. 334-

1996 Volvo 960: White, sedan, 225,000 miles,
nice inside and out, good tires, A/C cold. Elec
seats, cruise, panel lights inop. $3,000. 334-
-2005 Nissan Sentra I am
selling my volcanic or-
ange 2005 Spec-V with
56,000 miles. The car
comes with I/H/E making about 205hp. Howev-
er, It still manages to get over 30 mpg on the
highway and includes sunroof and a 300-watt
Rockford Fosgate audio system with sub.Gar-
age kept for over 3 years. The car is mechani-
cally sound and runs great. Contact me at or 972-742-0393. Pics
upon request. Thanks! $9,000

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'98 Oldsmobile 4-door, white in color, clean
good condition $1500. 334-793-2142.
lI 400/4 BBL Numbers
auF match, cold A/C. 98K all
orig. runs strong cream
tan, car road ready $4,000
Chevrolet '00 Monte Carlo. $575 Down 0%
Interest. Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650
Chevrolet '03 Impala: $875 Down, 0% Interest
Open 9am 9pm. 1-800-470-0650
U Chevrolet '81 Corvette
Automatic 350 (Silver). Will
sell as is for $4,700. OBO

Chevrolet '81 Corvette
Automatic 350 (Silver). Will
sell as is for $4,700. OBO

Chevy Tahoe LT '05 pewter 1-owner, loaded,
leather, dvd, 3rd seat, good condition. 95K mi.
$13,000 334-685-6186.
Dodge '10 Charger
Sporty, NICE CAR, Loaded, LOW MILES,
$350 per mo. with $500 down.
Call: Steve Hatcher at 334-791-8243.

I can get U Riding Today
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OKI
$0 Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
Warranty On Every Vehicle Sdld.
$100 Referrals! Call Steve 800-809-4716
Ford '02 Taurus $575 Down, 0% Interest.
Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650,
Ford '08 F-150 Limited, 20,060 miles, 1222 of
5000 made, 5.4 v8 like new, in dash navigation
& satellite radio. Heated, capt chair front seats,
super crew cab, rear camera and alarm, 22"
rims, all stock. $28,000. 334-618-7046
Hyundai '06 Elantra GLS,
4 cyl. 4 door, automatic, only, 36,000 miles,
loaded, like new, $87.00. Call: 334-790-7959.
Jeep '05 Wrangler Rubicon Black. Excellent
condition. Soft top. 100k miles. One Owner.
$11,500. $750 below Kelly blue book value.

Nissan '03 350-Z Low Miles, Great Condition,
Black. Selling rice $12.300 334-677-3631

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Kia '07 Optima
$200 down $189 per month.
Call Ron Ellis 334-714-0028.

Lincoln '05 LS
$200 down $249 a month.
Call Ron Ellis 334-714-0028.

Pontiac '96 Bonneville SSEi black/black leath-
er, PW, PS, CD, power sunroof, HUD, non-
smoker, very good condition, 129,000 miles,
asking $4.500 OBO. 334-687-4626.
Pontiac'98 Grand Prix: a.t., a/c. sunroof
$595 Down, 0% Interest Open 9am 9pm,

Subaru '09 Forester silver with black int. 4K
miles, all wheel drive, new tires, great vehicle.
$21.000. OBO 334-308-1112.

Toyota '10 Prius, Fully Loaded, Navigation,
Backup camera, ventilation system, leather
seats, Heated seats, power windows & locks
27K Miles, 52 MPG, Sunroof, Excellent
Condition, Last year sold for $32,400,
ASKING $22,900; Going back to a truck.
Call 334-488-6093

Harley Davidson '05 Super Glide 1450 CC, Lots
of Chrome and high-end parts. Mint Condition.
Sacrifice for $7900 334-648-0348
Kawasaki'09 KX25 OF
Motor by.BPM, 2 Brothers
performance pipe.
In Great Shape.
For the motor-crossing
Low hours, VERY fast, Renegade Suspension
334-726-3842 *k
Suzuki '07 250 cc Cruiser,
black with chrome pies, full
windshield, 2812k mi. ridden
by little old lady with bucket
list. runs great looks great &
rides great!!! Must See to appreciate. Great be-
ginners bike. $2500 850-526-4645
-.' Suzuki'95 Savagee 650 Bur-
Sgundy with chrome pipes &
,trim, saddle bags, new full
windshield, runs great just
serviced, 12300k mi.
Must see to appreciate $2000. 850-526-4645.

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ, 44,480 miles, black,
leather, 4X4, DVD, navigation, warranty, excel-
lent condition, $9200.
Chevrolet '01 Blazer, a.t, a.c., 4-door
$695 Down, 0% Interest Open 9am 9pm,
Chevrolet '02 Blazer $675 Down, 0% Interest.
Open 9am 9pm. 1-800-470-0650
Chevy '01 Tahoe LS- 4WD, 8 cylinder, auto,
forrestgreen, with 3 row seats, fully loaded,
174k miles, $6000. OBO Call 334-791-7312
CHEVY'03 SUBURBAN- 1500 LT, Loaded, 50K
miles, Good Condition, $13,000 334-355-1373
Dodge '99 Durango: $795 Down, 0% Interest
Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650
Jeep '02 Liberty Limited 4X4, red automatic
6cyl. sunroof, leather, CD, all PWR options
exc. clean, good tires, no accidents, 103K mi.
$7500. OBO 334-389-3071.
Nissan '05 Xterra. V6, black exterior, running
boards, fog lights, and towing package. 60,000
miles. $12,000 or best offer.
Home 334-894-5205 Cell 334-389-7600

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab, 25873
miles, black, leather, sunroof, navigation, DVD,
excellent condition, warranty, $10,900, robhof
Chevrolet'01 Silverado X/Cab $1275 Down, 0%
Interest Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650
Chevrolet '02 Silverado X/Cab .$1,295 Down 0%
Interest. Open 9am 9pm 1-800-470-0650
Chevrolet'92 Cheyenne Truck V6 5-Speed,
A/C, New Tires, Long Bed, 94K mi. Excellent
Condition $2800 OBO 334-798-1768 or
Chevrolet '99 Silverado X/Cab a.t, a.c.,
$1295 Down, 0% Interest
Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650
EChevy '04 Silverado Z71
With tow package
Michilen tires, 108K mi.
white $13,900,
Dodge'02 Ram 1500 4-wheel drive, quad cab,
P/U with 4.7 liter engine, cold air, chrome run-
ning boards, chrome rims, chrome tool box,
tow package and new tires. 149,698 miles.
Excellent condition. $8499. 334-790-6832.
Ford'01 F150 $975 Down, 0% Interest.
Open 9am 9pm. 1-800-470-0650'
Ford '01 F-150 or Ford'Ranger
$895 Down, 0% Interest.
Open 9am 9pm, 1-800-470-0650 :
Ford '99 F150 X/Cab: $975 Down, 0% Interest
Open 9am 9pm. 1-800-470-0650

Toyota '02 Tacoma Crew Cab. Automatic, 139k
miles, PERFECT Condition. Loaded, Beautiful!
$10,800 OBO. 334-596-9966

TRACTOR-IH1440 Combine, LOOK
Field Ready, Grain Head and Corn Head.

'95 Honda Odyssey Van load-
ed, rear air, clean, 160k mi.
$2500. OBO 334-691-7111 or

Chevrolet'97 Astro Van
conversion Van raised
roof, loaded, new tires,
One owner, GREAT
Condition. 52K mi. $9,500.
,' 334-897-2054 or
Pontiac '05 Montana Van
Loaded, DVD, Leather, Captain chairs,
Pwr. seats, $250 per mo. with $300 down.
Call: Steve Hatcher at 334-791-8243.

Pontiac '99 Montana V-6, One owner. 145K
miles, needs head gasket, $2600. OBO CASH
Serious inquiries only call 334-693-3141

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Junk Vehicles
I -also sell used parts
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Gaurenteed highest prices paid for your Junk
or unwanted vehicals & farming equipment,
Title or no Title 24 hrs a day, also pay finders
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On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
there will be a Tourist Development Council
meeting at the Jackson County Chamber of
Commerce, 4318 Lafayette Street, Marianna,

Notice- Is hereby given to all general contrac-
tors, licensed by the State of Florida, that
sealed bids will be accepted at the Grants
.Dept. located at 4487 Lafayette St.
Bid Name: SHIP Rehab Bid Number: 1112-01
Description: The Jackson County Board of Com-
missioners (JCBCC) is seeking qualified general
contractors to participate in work involving
various forms of rehabilitation of'single-family
pre/post1978 homes.
Pre-qualifications: Each contractor must pro-
vide pre-qualifying data concerning their eligi-
bility to participate in the SHIP Program 5 cal-

Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, October 12, 2011- 9 B

endar days prior to walk thru. Contractor
packets may be picked \ip at the Grants Dept.
Special Note: The walk thru of homes will be
on 10/21/11 all contractors must meet at 9 AM
CST in the Conference Room, 4487 Lafayette St.
Qualifications and General Conditions will be
handed out prior to beginning the walk thru.
Contractors must participate in the walk thru
to bid on homes.
Submission Deadline : 10/28/11 at 9 AM CST
Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope
Bid Opening: 10/28/11 at 10 AM CST at the
JCBCC Board Room, 2864 Madison St. Bids will
be awarded during a JCBCC's meeting. Bids
will be made to the best bidder, as determined
by the JCBCC; the right is reserved to reject
any and all bids.
Information: Grants Dept. 850-482-9083
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
.therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.
PROJECT #732.005
The City of Marianna will accept sealed bids for
the City of Marianna City Hall until 2:00 p.m.

CST, on Thursday, October 20 ,2011. Specifica-
tions may be obtained at the offices of Preble-
Rish, Inc. 203 Aberdeen Pkwy, Panama City, FL
32405, telephone (850)522-0644.
Bids may be submitted in person at the City of
Marianna City Hall, 2898 Green St, Marianna, FL
32446, telephone (850)482-4353 or via U. S.
mail, courier service. Bids must be plainly
TOBER 20, 2011" and the envelope should bear
on the outside the BIDDER'S name, address and
license number if applicable. All bids must be
received by 2:00 p.m., CST, on
Thursday, October 20, 2011. If for-
warded by mail, the sealed envelope contain-
ing the BID must be enclosed in another enve-
lope addressed to the OWNER at City of Ma-
rianna, 2898 Green St., Marianna, FL 32446.
Please submit one (1) original and one (1) copy
of all documents to City of Marianna City Hall,
2898 Green St, Marianna, FL 32446, telephone
The City reserves the right to reject any one or
all bids, to waive any informality in any bid,
and to award a contract deemed to be in the
best interest of the City.

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Anger grows at Egypt military in Christian deaths

The Associated Press

CAIRO Videos of
military armored vehicles
plowing through Christian
protesters and images of
their flattened bodies are
fueling rage against the
ruling army generals, even
beyond Egypt's Christian
community. Activists ac-
cused the military of fo-
menting sectarian hatred
as a way to end protests
and halt criticism.
Anger was also turning
on state television, blamed
for inciting attacks on
Christians as the military
crushed a Christian pro-
test late Sunday, leaving 26
dead, in the worst violence
since the February fall of
Hosni Mubarak.
The bloodshed was
seen by many activists as
a turning point in Egypt's
already chaotic transition:
the deadliest use of force
against protesters by the
military, which has touted
itself as the "protector of
the revolution." Criticism
has been mounting that

the military, which took
power after Mubarak's
ouster, has adopted the
same tactics as the former
regime and has been slow
to bring real change.
The repercussions began
to hit the interim civil-
ian government. Finance
Minister Hazem El-Beb-
lawi on Tuesday handed
in his resignation over the
government's handling of
Sunday's protest. El-Beb-
lawi effectively told Prime
Minister Essam Sharaf
that "he can't work like
this," said an aide to the
minister, who spoke on
condition of anonymity
because of the sensitivity
of the issue.
Christians vented their
fury at the overnight fu-
neral at the Coptic Chris-
tian Cathedral for 17 ofthe
at least 21 Christians killed
in the army attack.
Prayers were interrupted
by chants of "Down with
military rule" and "The
people want to topple the
field marshal," a refer-
ence to Field Marshal Hus-

sein Tantawi, who heads
the ruling military council.
No state official or military
official were present at the
Egypt's Christians, who
represent about 10 per-
cent of the 85 million
people in this Muslim-
majority nation, have long
complained that they are
second-class citizens.
In recent years, increas-
ingly influential ultracon-
servative Muslims, known
as Salafis, have spread
rhetoric that Christians
are trying. to take over,
protesting against the
building of churches and
accusing Christians of
hoarding stocks of weap-
ons. Violence against
Christians, the majority
of whom belong to the or-
thodox Coptic Church, has
mounted since the fall of
-Mubarak as state control
has loosened.
Bahy Eldeen Hassan,
head of the Cairo Institute
for Human Rights Studies,
said the military may have
counted on sectarian sen-

Egyptians are gathering around the coffins of 17 of the Copts who were killed during clashes
with the Egyptian army late Sunday, outside the morgue of the Copts hospital in Cairo, Egypt,
Monday. Egypt's Coptic church blasted authorities Monday for allowing repeated attacks on
Christians with impunity.

timent against Christians
to allow it to crush the pro-
test and.send a signal that
it will no longer tolerate
civil unrest and criticism.
"The message is to
-the whole society not to
Christians in particular. I
believe this is all in prepa-

ration with wider confron-
tation," Hassan said. "I am
afraid they used the Cop-
tic Christians exploiting
sectarianism and knowing
that Christians will receive
less sharper response from
the public," he added.
Sunday night's confron-

station began when thou-
sands of Coptic Christians
marched to the state tele-
vision building, located on
a' main boulevard along
the Nile, to stage a sit-in
protesting a recent attack
on a church in southern

European financial crisis

Slovakia passes on expanded eurozone bailout fund offer

The Associated Press

- kia- Slovakian lawmakers
on Tuesday rejected par-
ticipating in an expanded
euro rescue fund that is
aimed at shoring up confi-
dence in the ability of euro
members to survive the fi-
nancial crisis.
Slovakia's 1-year-old co-
alition government also fell
with the vote because the
prime minister had tied it
to a confidence measure.
After 10 hours of debate
in Parliament, the measure
calling on Slovakia to sup-

port the expansion of the
bailout fund failed to pass
by 21 votes. $
"Today we saved more
than 300 billion euros for
the European taxpayers
that would have been used
to bail out banks," said Par-
liament Speaker Richard
Sulik, who led Parliament's
opposition to the expan-
sion of the bailout fund.
Slovakia remains the only
country in'the 17-mem-
ber eurozone that has not
approved the package of
measures, which requires
unanimous support to go
into effect. The euro sta-

"Today we saved more than 300 billion eurosfor
the European taxpayers that would have been
used to bail out banks."
Richard Sulik,
Parliament speaker

ability fund is designed to threat at the moment, not
boost.Europe's firefighting just a'few small countries
capabilities in the finan- anymore," Radicova said
cial crisis, in the debate in Parlia-
Prime Minister Iveta ment. "Our euro is under
Radicova had urged the threat. The changing situa-
lawmakers to back the bill, tion needs a quick and im-
arguing that the country mediate reaction."
was losing its credibility. Earlier, Radicova had ad-
"It is the entire eurozone mittedthatacoalitionpart-
system which is under ner was not convinced.

EU officials still could
find a way of getting
around the Slovakian re-
jection of the bill to boost
the powers and size of the
euro bailout fund, which is
designed to contain debt
market turmoil, but doing
so would carry costs to Eu-
ropean unity.
The "no" vote will further
complicate the eurozone's
efforts to deal with the cri-
sis, which already has seen
three countries get bail-
outs and raised fears of a
Greek default and massive
losses for banks.
As the vote loomed, Eu-

ropean Central Bank head
Jean-Claude Trichet gave
one of his most emphatic
warnings yet about the
need for swift action to
quell the crisis, which he
called "systemic."
"The high interconnect-
edness in the EU financial
system has led to a rapidly
rising risk of significant
contagion," Trichet told
a committee of the Euro-
pean Parliament. "This
threatens financial stabili-
ty in the EU as a whole and
adversely impacts the real
economy in Europe and



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