Jackson County Floridan

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Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title:
Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
Chipola Pub. Co.
Creation Date:
December 9, 2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Drugs, stolen items found in woman's car

From staff reports
An Altha woman was
arrested after Marianna
police found a marijuana
smoking pipe, prescrip-
tion pills and stolen items
from Family Dollar during
a traffic stop.
Laurie Jones was charged

with retail theft, posses-
sion of drug
nalia and
two counts
of posses-
-sion of a
Jones Jones and

her daughter were pulled
over on Dec. 7, for a dam-
aged windshield and not
wearing a seatbelt.
The officer ran Jones'
license and discovered
that Jones was on proba-
tion for marijuana with a
special condition of sub-
mit to search. Jones per-

mitted the officer to search
the car and several unpaid
items from the Family Dol-
lar were reportedly found
Police reported that a
silver and green smoking
pipe with marijuana resi-
due in it was also found
behind the center console.

Inside a silver snakeskin
purse, several household
items were found along
with a green pill bottle con-
taining Clonazepam and
Alprazolam, two Schedule
4 prescriptions.
Police say Jones' daugh-
ter said the unopened
items were stolen from

the Family Dollar East. Ac-
cording to a receipt, only
$16.05 worth of items were
paid for.
The items were collected
and given back to Fam-
ily Dollar East, who calcu-
lated that $110.14 worth
of the items had not been
paid for.


Renovations to Cottondale

Village Apartments complete

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The completion of the $5 million ren-
ovations of Cotondale Village Apart-
ments, a housing complex in Marianna
for low-income families, was marked
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on
The apartment's manager, Royal
American Development, received fund-
ing and aid through the Florida Hous-
ing Finance Corporation. USDA Rural
Development and the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment. This was a part of all the entities
commitment to provide safe, afford-
able housing to low-income families,
said Kim Murphy, the Vice President of
Royal American Development.
"Everyone deserves a place to live,"
Murphy said.
The first 50 units of the apartments
were constructed in 1978 with the fi-
nal 32 units built in 1982. Because of
the age of the buildings and natural
wear and tear, the time had come for
some improvements to be made on the
apartments, said Murphy. She also said
that like much bf Florida, there was no
need to build new units, only update
the existing ones.
"There was an opportunity to rejuve-
nate it," Murphy said.
Murphy said it took about two years
for the applications to be approved
and the construction to be completed.
Crews renovated the apartments one
building at a time, with the displaced
residents temporarily moving into a
building set aside for them.
The apartments have all-new roofs.
floors, kitchen cabinets and counter-
tops. Besides the aesthetic changes,
a number of energy efficient fea-
tures were added to the homes. The

Cathy Swanson checks out one of the renovated kitchens at
Apartments on Thursday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

raCottondale Vi.llage
Cottondale Village

Over 200 served at DQ's opening in Marianna
Dairy Queen in Marianna opened its ';
doors to the public for the first time on.
Thursday, attracting over 200 customers
within two-and-a-half hours of opening
with its blizzards, burgers,, Orange Julius
and more.
"We had people waiting at the door this
morning," said VictoriaWilliams, assistant
At one point, Williams said, a cash reg-
ister had to be shut down so employees
could go help with food preparation.
The most popular meal items of the day
were two manager specials the quarter
pounder with cheese combo and the dou-
ble cheeseburger combo. As for the bliz-
zards, although the blizzard of the month
"Candy Cane Chill" was popular, the Oreo
blizzard remains the most popular frozen MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
The Dairy Queen location on Highway 71 at the 1-10 interchange was packed on its opening
See OPENING, Page 9A day Thursday.



with drug


From staff reports
A Sneads man was arrested after po-
lice found hydrocodone in his pocket
during a traffic stop.
Andrew Parramore was charged with
possession of a controlled substance.
The officer pulled Par-
ramore over because his
blue and orange mo-
torcycle did not have
tags or lights on it. After
speaking to Parramore,
the officer discovered he
Parramore did not have 4 driver's
license or motorcycle
During a pat search of Parramore, the
officer felt what he thought might be
a firearm in a front pants pocket, but
it turned out to be a pull cord for the
motorcycle. According to the officer,
Parramore looked nervous throughout
the exchange. The officer reported that
he then asked Parramore to empty his
pockets and Parramore attempted to
conceal an item that had been in his left
pants pocket.
Parramore allegedly admitted the
items were two Lortab pills and gave
them to the officer. The pills were sent
to the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for analysis.

Emerald Coast

Hospice asks

for donations

Emerald Coast Hospice is asking the
community to help out with its Christ-
mas gifts for patients by donating fleece
material, blankets, toiletries, Christmas
items or novelty items.
See DONATE, Page 9A

Sara Blumenthalwith'Emerald Coast Hospice
folds one of the volunteer-made quilts that
will be given to the hospice patients.


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Publisher Valeria Roberts

Circulation Manager Dena Oberski


Telephone: (850) 526-3614
FAX: (850) 482-4478.
Mailing Address:.
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesdayto
Friday, and 7 11a.m. on Sunday.The,
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
'is published Tuesday though Friday and
Sunday mornings: Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL. .

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one'

The advertiser agrees that the publisher
shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paidfor the space actually'
occupied by that portion of the advertie-
ments in which the error occurred; whether
such error is due to the negligence'of the'
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
there shall be not.liability for non-inser-
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will not,knowingly accept or.
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
SPhotographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.
In the Wednesday, Dec. 7, edition of
the Floridan, "Marriage, Divorce Re-
port"'(page 7A) included a previously
recorded divorce that was errone-
ously submitted to the newspaper.

Community Calendar

) Third annual Hope School Christmas Invi-
tational Basketball Tournament 9:30 a.m. to
2:30 the Grand Ridge Middle School Gym.
Hope School Falcons, the host team, will compete
with teams from Ft. Walton, Pensacola and Bay
County. Public welcome. Free admission.
n Commencement exercises -10 a.m. at The
Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. Call 263-
3261, ext. 460.
Free job skills workshops "Employ Florida
Marketplace" (10 to 11 a.m.) and "College Accep-
tance" (2-3 p.m.) at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center on U.S. 90. Call 718-0456.
Town of Greenwood's 13th annual Christmas
Open House 1 to 5:30 p.m. in Greenwood Town
Hall, 4207 Bryan St. Holiday snacks will be served.
Better Breathers, helping meet the challenges of
chronic lung disease, meets 2-3 p.m. in the Hudhall
Building Community Room, Jackson Hospital cam-
pus, 4230 Hospital Drive, Mariann. Sandy Watson'
of Amedisys Home Health Care will present,"Family
and Friends CPR." Bring a friend or caregiver. No
cost to attend. Light refreshments servqd..Call
Grand Ridge Christmas Parade and Festival
-'Parade begins at 4 p.m. (line-up:3 p.m..on Hall
Street) at town hall, ends at John Thomas Porter
Park on Florida Street, the festival location, where
there will be a free hot dog and chili dinner, games
and prizes for children, and a visit from Santa
Claus, who will be taking Christmas listsand giving
out goodie bags. To participate in the parade, call
a The deadline for making Toys for Tots dona-
tions in the drop-off box inside the Floridan offices
at 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna, is 5 p.m.
n Today is the application deadline for the First
SGeneration in College Scholarship for the Spring
2012 semester. Four partial $1,000 scholarships
will beawarded. Must be Pell-eligible, enroll as
an undergraduate, degree-seeking student for a
minimum of six hours, and come from a family
where neither parent has completed a baccalaure-.
ate degree. Call 718-2404.
a Malone High School Homecoming The
Homecoming basketball game (Malone School vs.
Laurel Hill High School) starts at 5:30 p.m. The.
Homecoming Court and Homecoming Queen win-
ner will be announced at 5 p.m. (before the JV Boys
game). Malone invites all alumni to attend.
) Eighth annual Christmas Light Show Dec.
9-11and Dec. 16-18, 6-8 p.m. nightly at Three Rivers:

State Park on River Road north of Sneads:The
drive through is free to the public; donations of
cash or canned goods for the needy accepted. Park
personnel will be in the Seminole Pavilion (follow
.the lights) serving hot cocoa and cookies.
n Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups:' 7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856,
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8-9 p.m.
in the AA room at First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Living Heritage Day 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Renaissance Park, 5989 Heritage Road in Marianna,
with food, entertainment, horse rides for children,
and volunteers making cane juice, pork rinds,
brooms, lye soap and Ilacksmithing. Admission is
'free. Call 482-7497.
n Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to
noon for the fall season, Saturdays only in Madison
.Street Park.
n Wreath Laying Ceremony The Marianna
Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, in con-
junction with Wreaths Across America, will conduct
a wreath laying ceremony to honor fallen veterans
at 11 a.m. in the Pinecrest MemorialGardens, 3720
CavernsRoad in Marianna. Public welcome. Call
) Turkey Shoot Fundraiser 1 p.m. each Satur-
day through December at AMVETS Post 231, north
of Fountain (east sideof U.S. 231, just south of CR
167). Cost: $2 a shot. Call 850-722-0291.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
) Eighth annual Christmas Light Show Dec.
9-11 and Dec. 16-18, 6-8 p.m. nightly at Three Rivers
State Park on River Road north of Sneads. The
drive through is free to the public; donations of
cash or canned goods for the needy accepted. Park
personnel will be in the Seminole Pavilion (follow '
the lights) serving hot cocoa and cookies.

n Beniett Christmas Dinner Descendants and
Family of Polly Mooneyham Bennett and Luther
Bennett will gather at 10:30 a.m. in the Dellwood
Community Center. Lunch is at noon; bring covered
dishes, drinks (paper goods furnished). Call 593--
n Bingo Fundraiser 2to 5 p.m. at AMVETS Post

231, north of Fountain (east side of U.S. 231, just
south of CR 167). Proceeds benefit the Post building
) Veterans of all American wars will be remem-
bered at a 4 p.m. ceremony at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. After the
service, fresh wreaths will be placed on headstones
of veterans in the churchyard. Call 209-4066 or
email ,
D Eighth annual Christmas Light Show Dec.
9-11 and Dec. 16-18, 6-8 p.m.'nightly at Three Rivers
State Park on River Road north of Sneads. The
drive through is free to the public; donations of.
cash or canned goods for the needy accepted.'Park
personnel will the Seminole Pavilion (follow
the lights) serving hot cocoa and cookies.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion, 6:30
p.m., 4349 W. Lafayette St., Marianna (in one-story
building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.). Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

P Orientation -10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at.the
Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway90..
in Marianna. Register for free'training classes; learri
about services offered to people with disadvan-
tages/disabilities. Call 526-0139.
a Lions Club of Marianna meeting, Jim's Buffet
& Grill, at noon on second and fourth Mondays. Call
) Free job skills workshop "Resume Workshop:'
3-4 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Center
on U.S. 90. Call 718-0456.
Sneads High School Band Christmas Concert
- 5:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium. Admission is
f Riverside Elementary School Christmas
Program 6 p.m. in the Marianna High School
Auditorium. Call 482-9611.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting,.8-9 p.m.
in the AA room of First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

n Heaven's Garden Food Pantry distributes
food on the second Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m.
to noon at 3115 Main St. in Cottondale. Jackson
County residents only. Call 579-9963 or visit www.
)) St. Anne Thrift Store Pre-Christmas Sale -
Dec. 6-15 at 4284 Second Ave., Marianna. Buy one
item of clothing; get a second item (equal or lesser
value) for half price. All shoes are half price. Store
hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna, FL32447,
S. email, fax (850) 482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

SPolice Rounadup

SThe Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Dec. 7, the latest One accident
with no injury, one missing
juvenile, one suspicious vehicle,
three suspicious people, one
funeral escort, one burglary
complaint, 14 traffic stops, one
trespassing complaint and one
public service call.

The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents

., for Dec. 7, the "
S latest available
-_-- t report. (Some.
, 'RIME of these calls
may be related
to after-hours
calls taken on
behalf of Graceville and Cotton-
dale Police Departments): One
hospice death, one abandoned
vehicle, one reckless driver, one
suspicious vehicle, one suspi-
cious incident, three highway
obstructions, one mental illness
call, one physical disturbance,
one verbal disturbance, seven
medical calls, five burglary
alarm complaints, one panic
alarm complaint, one fire alarm
complaint, 11 traffic stops,
one larceny complaint; one
criminal mischief complaint,

one civil dispute, one juvenile
complaint, two animal com-
plaints, one sex offense, one
fraud complaint, two assists of a
motorist/pedestrian, one retail
theft/shoplifting complaint,
three assists of another agency,
four public service calls, two
criminal registrations, three
transports and one threat/ha-
rassment complaint.

The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Chad Peterson, 38, 1555
Shiloh Church Loop, Graceville,
failure to appear.

n Andrew Parramore, 18, 7233
Welcome Church Road, Sneads,
possession of a controlled sub-
stance (hydrocodone). '
) Jennifer Smith, 30, 6040 Os-
car Road, Greenwood, violation
of state probation.
) Kelly Reagan, 31, 2234 Wili-
mar Road, Cottondale, violation
of a court order.
) Laurie Jones, 45, 15948 NE
Broad St. Lot 4, Altha, retail
theft, possession of drug para-
phernalia, two counts of pos-
session of controlled substance.


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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Wreaths honor fallen veterans

Special to the Floridan

The Marianna Composite Squad-
ron of the Civil Air Patrol, in con-
junction with Wreaths Across
America, will conduct a wreath
laying ceremony on Saturday. The
ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m.
in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens at
3720 Caverns Road in Marianna. .
There will be the presentation
of seven special wreaths, one to
honor veterans of each branch of
the service, Army, Air Force, Navy,
Marines, Coast Guard, as well as 2
the Merchant Marines and POW/
After the presentation of the spe-
cial wreaths, there will be the laying
of personal wreaths on the graves of
veterans whose families have pur-
chased a wreath.
The public is invited to attend this
event to honor the fallen veterans of
our country. As a major partner in
Wreaths Across America for six De-
cembers now, the CAP has adorned
memorials and veterans' graves
with evergreen wreaths to make
sure the sacrifices of the nation's
soldiers are not forgotten. Last year,
members of the public sponsored
the placement of 219,000 wreaths
on veterans' graves in the U.S. and
abroad. These wreaths were placed
in ceremonies at memorials and
cemeteries in all 50 states, as well as SUBMITTED PHOTO
24 locations overseas. On Saturday at 11 a.m., the Marianna Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, in
For more information on the conjunction with Wreaths Across America, will conduct a wreath laying ceremony
in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, 3720 Caverns Road in Marianna, to honor fallen
ceremony, call Maj. Larry Lang at veterans. The public is invited.

Chipola Area Board of Realtors President Kathy Milton (third from left) and Gina Stewart (center), past District Vice President
of the Florida Realtors Association, gather with newly elected members of CABR's Board of Directors Tuesday, Dec. 6 in
Marianna. From left are Stacy Borges, Phoebe Meyer, Milton, Robby Roberts, Stewart, Dr. Jim Gibbs, Cresh Harrison, Pat Furr
and Ann Jones. Not shown: Dianna Kosciw.

Board of Realtors swears in new board members

Special to the Floridan

In a Tuesday, Dec. 6, ceremony at
the Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli in
downtown Marianna, Gina Stewart,
past District Vice President of the
Florida Realtors Association, swore
in newly elected members to serve
on the 2012 Chipola Area Board
of Realtors Board of Directors: Jim
Gibbs (president), Cresh Harri-
son (president-elect), Robby Rob-
erts (secretary/treasurer), Phoebe

Meyer, Stacy Borges, Pat Furr, Ann
Jones and Dianna Kosciw.
Members of the 2012 ChipolaArea
Board of Realtors Board of Directors
) Jim Gibbs (president), Pruden-
tial Jim Roberts Realty
) Cresh Harrison (president-elect),
Indian Springs Real Estate
a Robby Roberts (secretary/trea-
surer), Prudential Jim Roberts
) Kathy Milton (past president),

ERA Chipola Realty
) Pheobe Meyer, The Hatcher
' Deborah Mathewuse, ERA
Chipola Realty
))PatFurr, Century 21 Sunny South
a Ann Jones, Real Florida Property
a Dennis Mundy, Mundys Realty
a Stacy Borges, Indian Springs
Real Estate
) Diana Kosciw, The Hatcher
Agency Inc.

Fla. livestock markets at a glance

Special to the Floridan

For the week ended Dec. 8, at the
Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts
totaled 11,258 compared to 11,482
last week, and 11,949 last year.
According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service,'
compared to one week ago, slaughter
cows 1.00 to 3.00 higher, bulls steady
to 1.00 lower, feeder steers 1.00 to

3.00 higher, steer calves 2.00 to 5.00
higher, heifers and heifer calves 3.00
to 5.00 higher, replacement cows
3.00 to 5.00 lower.
Feeder Steers: Medium &
Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 pounds 175.00-230.00
300-400 pounds 142.00-210.00
400-500 pounds 132.00-170.00
500-600 pounds 122.50-145.00

Florida Lottery

Mon. (E) 12/5 3-6.6 3-8-6-6 1-6-13-15-31

4-2-9 3-0-8-9

Tue. (E) 12/6 5-0-5 6-2.5-1 1-6-23-24-26
Tue. (M) 4.6-5 0-1-3-2
Wed. (E) 12/7 5-1-1 6-9-2-5 2-3.4-12-19
Wed. (M) 2-1.7 1-6-4-3
Thurs. (E) 12/8 1-2-9 5-3-2-0 Not available
Thurs. (M) 9-7.3 2-4-8-8
Fri. (E) 12/2 7.0-7 7-4-3-3 1-2-8-13-26
Fri. (M) 2-0-6 4-1-8-3
Sat. (E) 12/3 05-5 3-5-9.9 13-19-21-24-30

0.7-0 8-3-9.6
12/4 4-0-8 2-8-2-6 4-7-13-24-33
9-7-7 1-5-8-9

E = Evening drawing, M= Midday drawing

Saturday 12/3
Wednesday 12/7

5-18-33-43-45 PB8 PPx3
3-14-20-39-40 PB 37 PPx2


Saturday 12/3
Wednesday 12/7

21-27-39 48-49-53

Feeder Heifers: Medium &
Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 pounds 137.00-180.00
300-400 pounds 127.50-165.00
400-500 pounds 117.00-144.00
500-600 pounds 110.00-130.00
Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200
pounds 85-90 percent 52.00-61.00
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No.
1-2 1000-2100 pounds 73.00-88.

Barnes Tires and Supply
(850) 526-3813,

Certf i

- December Specials -
Oil Change and Rotation $24.99*
Rotate and Balance $24.95**
Transmission Service $129.99

Radiator Drain and Fill $39.95
Fuel System Service $114.95
*Up to 5 Quarts ** Most Vehicles
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


. For lottery information, call (850) 487-7777 or (900) 737-7777


Factory Stores of

America announces

holiday entertainment

Special to the Floridan

Factory Stores of Amer-
ica Mall in Graceville will
provide entertainment
for shoppers this holiday
On Saturday, Dec. 10,
the Holmes County High
School Choir will per-
form at 11 a.m. The choir
will be singing Christmas
favorites and other sea-
sonal songs.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday,

Dec. 17, gospel recording
artist Walter Wilson will
The public is invit-
ed to both Christmas
The mall also announc-
es extended hours until
8 p.m. Monday through
Saturday through Dec.
23, for theVF Outlet store,
Corning, Van Heusen and
'Easy Spirit Shoes. Sunday
hours will remain 12 to 6

Deon Long will speak Dec. 13 at the Republican Club of
West Florida.

U.S. Senate candidate

Deon Long to address

Republican Club

Special to the Floridan

Jackson County native
Deon Long, a candidate
for the United States Sen-
ate in the 2012 election
cycle, is the scheduled
guest 'speaker for the
Dec. 13 meeting of the
Republican Club of West
The Orange County at-
torney is a graduate of
the University of Florida
and the University of
Michigan School of Law.
He is the father of four
Long has served as
chairman of Children's
First, which gives schol-
arships for private
schools to low-income
students. He also served
two terms on the St.
Johns Water Manage-
Sment, participates. in
Step Up for Children and
is on the board! of Frye
According to a press.
release from the RCWF,
Long :is "a strong states'
rights advocate that
wants to roll back the
federal encroachment
on the sovereignty and

integrity of the states."
The RCWF meets at
noon on Tuesday in Jim's
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3 teens praised after
rescuing boy
South Florida teenagers
are being hailed as heroes
for saving a three-year-old
boywho fell into a back- -
yard canal.
The teens received the
Civilian Life Saving Award
on Wednesday at the
Margate city commission
meeting. : I
Johnny Grail, Antonio
Ezzo, both 14, and Michael
Dusek, were fishing along
a canal on Nov. 28 when
they saw Nelson Marti-
nez toddling around his
backyard on the other side
of the canal.
The South Florida Sun .
Sentinel reports the boy
fell into the water. Two
teens to save
him while the third ran
for help. The toddler has-
made a full recovery.

Republicans come out
against casinos
daAttorney General Pam
Bondi and Florida Agricul-
- ture Commissioner Adiam
Putnam are.joining-those.
opposing aplan.togbring
mega-casinbst6 Southl:
The two officials become
the highest profile Re- ,
publicans to-take a stance
against the-legislation ber
ing sponsored by two GOP
Gov.Rick Scott has not.
taken afirm;stance against
the proposal,which is '
expected to:be voted on J
during the-session'that .
starts in JanuaryW-House'-
Speaker Dean Cannon has
been skepticalbut hasiiot
rejected it completely. :;I
Bondi said that one of :.
the reasonsshe opposes
the legislation is because
of potential links to crime.

Mom charged with
ORLANDO A 33-year-
old Orlando mother has
been charged with making
written death threats to a
middle school student oh
a social Internet site.
Orange County.dIputiesi ,
'aid Rayshell Smith sent ,
an eighth-grader Faceboolk
messages saying she was
going to the school with a
gun to."offyou."
According to an inves-
tigative report released --.
this week, Smith's daugh-
ter arguediv ith another
student last month about
someone whobrought a,',.,
knife to school.
STheOrlaidoSentiiel, ;
reports the fight continued
until Smith allegedly s,enJ t
the student a message say-
ing shewould put agun in-
the student's mouth. .
The student told a school
officer. Smith apologized,
but the student said she,. .
was still afraid.
Smith hondedputof .
Orange Cbubty J.l. ..

From wire eprort'

Biden greets Navy sailors returning from Iraq

TheAssociatedPress for public education from nearly impossible to find
top to bottom. without more than a high
NEPTUNE BEACH "There are people who school education.
Vice President Joe don't think public schools "Some form of higher ed-
Biden welcomed 350 sail- are the answer, who really ucation has to be the goal
ors home from a seven- don't think public edu- for everyone," he said.
month deployment to cation is the key," Biden Afewhours earlier, Biden
Iraq on Thursday and then said. "It's what's made us made a surprise visit on a
visited a high school to. great." windy, chilly morning to
talk about keeping college After the eveot, Biden nearby MayportNaval Sta-
affordable.. o lingered for ia half-hour tiontojoin homecoming
Biden was joined by to chat ith students and celebration for the crewof
Education Secretary Arne THEASSOCIATEDPRESS have his picture taken the guided missile cruiser
Duncan at Fletcher High Vice President Joe Biden (center) waits as USS Gettysburg with many of them. His USS Gettysburg (CG-64).
School. where they spent Capt. Bob Hein (left) introduces him over the public address visit came just one day af- Biden wore a Gettysburg
nearly.two hours urging system so he can greet and thaisailors from the ship's radio ter Florida Go\. Rick Scott baseball cap, a brown
seniors to get a college de- room on Thursday. said he was asking legisla- leather bomber jacket and
gree and called on univer- tion," Duncan said. that tuition rates vary tors for an additional $1 shook hands with every
sities to hold down costs in "We're pushing col- considerably..'1. billion this year for public sailor and officer.
a timewhenmany parents legesand universities to "Not everybody his education. He handed each one
have suffered from the na- become more efficient," raised their costs," he said, It'slikelytobe oneamong a vice presidential com-
tion's economy.over much Biden told 600, students adding that the Univer- several visits to Florida by memorative coin as they
ofthe past decade. 1..., and teachers jammed into sity of Maryland has kept Biden and Obama over left the ship to greet
"It's .getting. so much the school cafeteria,- "They its tuition about the same the next several months as their waiting family and
harder to afford it," said need 'tido their part and over the past four or five they step up their re-elec- friends.
Biden, who was given a right now they're, not:do- years. "There is real inno- tion campaign in the na- The vice president de-
purple Fletcher jersey ing enough." vation out there." -' tion's largest swing state. cided Wednesday to move
bearing his name'and the Biden said the;: average "One generation ago, we Florida's 29 electoral votes up the.Florida visit by a
No. 2. : tuition, cost, at four-year led the world in college are the fourth most avail- few hours in order to per-
SBideri and-Duncan told public;colleges has tripled graduates," Duncan said. able behind only Califor- sonally salute the home-
the students about- some since members of Fletch- "Today?, We're 16th. Fif- nia, Texas and New York. bound Gettysburg crew.
steps -President Barack er's seriior class were born teen other countries have Obania carried Florida in But he kept his remarks
Obama's administration -and increased 50 percent out-educated us. We're 2008 by a fairly comfort- on the ship's PA system td
has taken to keep college in Florida in.just the last flat-lined and then we able margin over U.S. Sen. less than 30 seconds.
affordable. three years. .wonder why we struggle John McCain of Arizona, "Welcomehome, you did -
In tough economic Duncan noted that economically?" the GOP nominee. a great job, we're proud of
Times, it's not the:-time to there are 6,000 -college The Obama administra- Duncan told the stu- you and I'm getting out of.
'stop investing in educa- choices for students and tion wants more resources, dents that good jobs are your way," Biden said.

Orthodox rabbi to become Army chaplain, beard and all

. The Associated Press "

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi
,who was- barred from
serving as an'Army chap-
-;lain because he refused to
shave the 'beard required
b 'y his faith has won his
Legal fight againstthe-mili-
tary and will beisivorn in
Friday. - -- "* -
, Rabbi Menachem Stern
,of Brooklyn 'will be 'of-
ficially admitted, to the
chaplaincy in a ceremony
at The Shul Jewish Com-
munity Center in Surfside,
Fla. Stern is a member
of the- Chabad Lubavitch
Movement of Judaism.
whose rabbis aie prohib-
ited from shaving their
' "I felt this was my call-
ing," Stern said of the
-,The' rabbi saw an ad-
vertisement in late 2008
Sfor military chaplains arid
attended a recruiter's pre-
seniation. After consulting
with his wife, he decided
to apply in January 2009,
making clear in his appli-
Scation he intended to keep
his beard.
"Although we adapted
to the modern world, we
still.. ri'aintain. old-world
values," he wrote. "By not
-trimming my beard, I rep-.
resent the unadulterated
-iew of the holy Torah, the
Way we believe.a person
should ithe." -
Some Orthodox Jews
-don't:shave, -believing it's
outlawed by, a .passage
in the Book o6fLeviticus:
"Do .no clip, your hair at
the temples, nor trim the
edges of your beard."

According to the lawsuit
he filed -later, Stem was
alerted by both email and
letter that he had been ac-
cepted. When he first got
word,, he said-he jumped
in the air, thrilled :at the
A day- after the latter
mailing, though, the Army
rescinded: its -offer,- citing
its prohibitionion beards. -
"To find out the follow-
ing day that it was an error
was .a very big letdown,"
he said.
Stern has ministered
in prisons, hospitals and
nursing homes, taught at
a Hebrew school, volun-
teered as an EMT and di-
Srected, children's summer
camps. But he said he felt
the military chaplaincy
most fit his duty to "make
the world a better place
with acts of goodness and
.. Military chaplains pro-.
vide spiritual counsel .to
soldierswho seekit. Jewish
, chaplains are often sent to
war zones to celebrate the
.High Holy Days.
New York's two sena-
tors, Chuck Schumer and
Kirsten. Gillibrand, and
Sen. Joseph Lieberman of
'Connecticut wifbtit' t &e
Army .*on, Stern's behalf.
The Aleph- Institute,, in
Surfside; Fla., also took on
SStern's case, filing a federal
lawsuit in Washington a
year ago. Aleph works on
behalf of the Department
of Defense in vetting rab-
bis to:, serve as military
Chaplains. I
The two sides reached,a
settlement Nov. 22 allow-
ing Stern to serve. Obsery-
ers say it is just the second

time ever and first in
more than 30 years that
a bearded Jewish rabbi has
been granted an exemp-
tion to serve as a military
Army regulations require
men to be clean-shaven
except for neatly trimmed
mustaches apart of along
list of grooming standards
that dictate everything
from fingernail length- to .
wigs. .
The lawsuit notes aside
,from another rabbi in the
1970s, a handful of'Sikh
and Muslim chaplains
have been granted ex-
emptions from the beard
ban in recent years. Addi-
tionally, it notes; members
of the Special Forces are
routinely granted exemp-
tions, purportedly for mis-
sions in the Arab world,
where a beard could allow
a soldier to blend in.
The Army says, all told,
five exemptions to its,
grooming policies have
been granted since 2009.
An Army spokesman, Paul
Price, would not comment
on the specific settlement
in Menachem's case but
said any such'request is
dealt with on a case-by-
case basis.
"Each accommodation
request was carefully re-
\iewed and analyzed on
an individual basis," he
Rabbi Sanford Dresin, a
retired Army chaplain and,
director ofAleph's military
programs, will administer
the oath to: Sterfi on Fri-
day. While the settlement
with the Army does not
change the rule on facial
hair, he hopes it will help

Whart i3o0 i g give the person

...who has everything?

Rabbi Menachem Stern of Brooklyn, N.Y., stands outside of
the Shul Jewish Community Center, on Thursday in Surfside,

ease the exemption pro-
cess for future rabbis.
"If the Army can live with
the repeal of 'don't ask,
.don't tell,' I think it can
live with i' few bearded.
rabbis," said Dresin, who
does not wear abeard. -
Dresin called Stern "the
ideal candidate" for the
chaplaincy and said he
admired his tenacity and
excitement about the job.
"He's like a kid in acandy
store he's so excited." he
said. .
Stern,29, will go through
chaplain training at Fort
JB rn s ie'

Jackson, S.C. He is taking a
leave of absence from his
management job in the
financial, industry for his
Army Reserves post but
hopes to be called to active
duty soon. He said he's re-
lieved he can finally move
forward in a job he sees as
bringing goodness to the
world by ministering to
soldiers, though he wishes
it wasn't such a fight.
"I was expecting that I
would be accepted the
way I am, not that I would
have to fight and make
headlines," he said.

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Nominee to head financial agency blocked

The Associated Press

new watchdog agency
designed to shield con-
sumers from the excesses
behind the 2008 financial
crisis lost a shot Thursday
at operating at full strength
as the latest partisan bat-
tle to paralyze Congress
snarled the White House's
Senate Republicans
were near unanimous in
voting to block a former
Ohio attorney general,
Richard Cordray, from
becoming director of an
agency they said had too
much power and too little
They said that until the
Obama administration
agrees to changes at the
Consumer Financial Pro-
tection Bureau, they will
keep blocking President
Barack Obama's pick from
taking charge.
Democrats framed the.
standoff in political terms,
saying Republicans want-
ed to gut an agency created
to look out for consumer
"Cordray and consum-
er protection are being
blocked simply because
Republicans want to pro-
tect Wall Street," said Sen.
Robert Menendez, D-~N.J.
The vote to overcome the
GOP filibuster was 53-45,
seven short of the 60 need-

In this July 18 photo, President Barack Obama and presidential
nominee to serve as the first director of the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau, former Ohio Attorney General
Richard Cordray, are seen in the Rose Garden of the White
House in Washington.

ed to advance the nomina-
tion. One Republican, Sen.
Scott Brown of Massachu-
setts, joined Democrats in
support of Cordray. Sen.
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine,
voted "present."
While the agency official-
ly began business in July,
the deadlock limits what
it can do. It can oversee
existing bank regulations.
But without a director, it
cannot issue new ,rules
dealing with nonbank en-
tities such as payday lend-
ers, private student loan
providers and, mortgage
services that have been

the source of predatory
lending practices.
SRaj Date, a special advis-
er to the treasury secretary,
said the bureau is "already
hard at work, helping to fix
broken consumer finan-
cial markets." But, he said,
"we are only able to super-
vise banks, not any of the
nonbank companies that
were responsible for many
of the most problematic
products, and practices
leading up to the financial
Obama said after the vote
that there was no reason to
deny Cordray the top spot.

He did not rule out a recess
appointment, whereby a
president makes a tempo-
rary appointment to a gov-
ernment post when Con-
gress is not in session.
Republicans this year
have been successful
in stopping the White
House from making such
Sen. Chuck Schumer,
D-N.Y., said the president
"should do everything
within his powers to get
Mr. Cordray on board."
The agency was a cen-
terpiece of the financial
overhaul bill signed into
law last year. Republicans
largely opposed that leg-
islation and have since
sought to change some of
its provisions. They dis-
missed Democratic claims
that they were favoring
Wall Street over Main Street'
in blocking the highly re-
garded Cordray, now serv-
ing as enforcement chief at
the bureau.
There's no disagreement,
.said Sen. Richard Shelby,
R-Ala., about the need to
bolster consumer protec-
tione. "The only real point
of contention is whether
the new bureau of con-
sumer financial protection
will be accountable to the
American people," said
Shelby, the top Republican
on the Senate Banking,
Housing and Urban Affairs

GOP hopes for agreement on payroll tax cut

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON The Senate re-
jected dueling Democratic and Re-.
publican plans for extending the
Social Security payroll tax on Thurs-
day as partisan skirmishing contin-
ued over a cornerstone of President
Barack Obama's plan for breath-
ing life back into the American job
The votes demonstrated both par-
ties' inability to.prevail in the Senate
over how to renew the payroll tax re-
duction and left the spotlight on the
GOP-run House,
There, House Speaker John Boeh-
ner said Thursday he's confident
that Republicans are ready to move
on legislation continuing a payroll
tax cut, but the GOP remained on a
collision course with Obama over a
side issue.-
Republicans want to couple, con-
tinuation of the Social Security
payroll tax cut with a provision that
would assure construction' of an oil

pipeline from Canada to Texas-- a
move Obama has said would lead to
a veto.
The president, speaking to report-
ers at the White House Thursday,
said Congress must act on the pay-
roll tax cut before leaving for the
holidays and said he wduld delay his
Hawaiian vacation and stay inWash-
ington "as long as it takes" to win
extensions. of the payroll tax cut and
jobless benefits for the long-term
"I do not expect Congress to go
home unless the payroll tax cut is ex-
tended and unless unemployment
insurance is extended." Obama said.
"It would be wrong for families, but
it would also be wrong for the econi-
omy as a whole."
Meanwhile, Boehner, R-Ohio,
told reporters that "I feel confident
in our ability to move ahead" after
GOP leaders previewed legislation to
extend the payroll tax cuts and un-
employment benefits in a meeting
of the rank and file Thursday morn-

ing. He said the party would.aim for
a vote next week.
The measure has been in the draft-
ing stage for more than a week, as
Boehner and other leaders sought to
coax lawmakers to support a payroll
tax cut extension. Critics of that leg-
islation have said they don't believe
payroll tax relief helps create jobs,
but even some of them conceded
that House leaders seem to have
won enough support to prevail.
"I think they've got the votes for
it," said conservative Rep. Jeff Flake,
R-Ariz., who attributed much of the
momentum to a GOP desire to con-
front Obama over the oil pipeline.
The House GOP bill-- which is still
being put into final form would
also gradually reduce the current
maximum of 99 weeks of coverage
for the long-term unemployed to 57
weeks while giving states the right to
use some of their federal unemploy-
ment funds for experimental pro-
grams like job training, Republican
participants said.

Republican: Heads must roll in Fast and Furious

The Associated Press.

publican lawmakers told
Attorney General Eric
Holder on Thursday to fire
some Justice Department
subordinates over the
flawed arms-trafficking in-
vestigation called Opera-
tion Fast and Furious.
At a House Judiciary
Committee hearing, Rep.
Jim Sensenbrenner of Wis-
consin said impeachment
is an option if Holder does
not "clean up this mess"
Sensenbrenner and oth-
er Republicans hold the
attorney general respon-
sible for the operation, in.
which federal agents failed
to track illicitly purchased
weapons that were later
recovered in Mexico and
the U.S., many of them at
crime scenes.
"If you don't get to the
bottom of this, there is
only one alternative, and
it's called impeachment,"
said Sensenbrenner, with-
out specifying whom he
had in mind.
"Why haven't you ter-
minated the people in-
volved?" asked Rep. Darrell
Issa, R-Calif., who chairs
the House Oversight and
Government Reform Com-
mittee that is investigating
the arms-tracking opera-
tion. Issa pressed Holder
to appear before the con-
gressman's committee
and the attorney general
said he would consider the
Issa said that the Justice
Department has turned
over 5,000 emails to the
committee about Opera-
tion Fast and Furious, but

Attorney General Eric Holder (right) talks with Assistant
Attorney General .for the Office of Legislative Affairs at
the Department of Justice Ronald Weich on Capitol Hill in
Washington on Thursday.

"not one of these emails is
yours." Holder said his de-
partment's response to the
committee's document re-
quests has been "fulsome."

arms and Explosives to
use a controversial tactic
known as "gun-walking"
in its effort to identify and
prosecute major arms traf-
ficking networks along the
Southwest border. The Jus-
tice Department has long
prohibited the tactic.
The operation's goal was
to follow the gun supply
chain from small-time
gun buyers at a number of
Phoenix-area gun shops
and make cases against
major weapons traffick-
ers. In the process, federal
agents lost track of many of
the more than 2,000 guns
linked to the operation.

Hiring outlook

brightens as

jobless claims fall

The Associated Press

steady decline in the num-
ber of people applying for
weekly unemployment
benefits is the latest sig-
nal that the economy has
strengthened and busi-
nesses may be poised to
step up hiring.
Applications fell last
week fell to a season-
ally adjusted 381,000,
the Labor Department
said Thursday. That's the
lowest level since late
And afour-week average
for applications, which
smooths week-to-week
fluctuations, fell for the
ninth time-in 11 weeks to
an eight-month low.
The downward trend in
unemployment benefit
applications bolsters the
view that the economy
has improved from its
spring slump, when many
feared another recession
was likely. Consumer
confidence is up, retailers
reported a strong start to
the holiday shopping sea-
son and the uinemploy-
ment rate fell last month
to its lowest point in two
and a half years.
"There have been nu-
merous indications that
the labor market is healing
and today's jobless claims
report only reinforces that
view," Dan Greenhaus,
chief global strategist at
BTIG, a trading firm.
lan Shepherdson, chief
U.S. economist at High
Frequency Economics,
said the drop in unem-
ployment benefit claims
reflects relief among busi-

nesses that consumer de-
mand didn't plunge this
fall as some had feared.
"We expect claims to
head slowly downwards
for the foreseeable future,
and in due course payroll
growth will accelerate,"
Shepherdson said in a
note to clients.
Applications that drop
below 375,000 consis-
tently- tend to correlate
with a steady decline in
the unemployment rate.
The unemployment
rate fell to 8.6 percent in
November, the govern-
ment said last week, down
from 9 percent the previ-
ous month. Still, the rate
dropped last month in
part because morb people
gave up looking for work.
Once the unemployed
stop looking for jobs and
drop out of the workforce,
they are no longer count-
ed as unemployed.
Employers added a net
total of 120, last
month. The economy
has generated 100,000 or
more jobs five months
,in a row the first time
that has happened since
April 2006. Many econo-
mists expect growth to ac-
celerate in the final three
months of the year, to
about a 3 percent annual
rate. That would be an
improvement from 2 per-
cent growth in the July-
September period.
SFewer people are receiv-
ing unemployment ben-
efits, and the number of
people on extended ben-
efits also fell. But econo-
mists think most have
likely used up all their

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The Baptist College of.
Florida in Graceville will hold
commencement exercises at 10
a.m. Call 263-3261, ext. 460.
B Youth Activity Night
- Friday, 6 p.m. at Marianna
Church of God. Ages: 12-19. Call
) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment:' Fridays, 7
p.m. at Evangel Worship Center
with praise and live worship
music, testimonies and fellow-
ship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care
available. Call 209-7856 or
) Christmas musical, "Down
from His Glory" 7 p.m. at
Welcome Assembly of God in
the Dellwood community, fol-
lowed by a "Spectacular Birth-
day Celebration" in the church
fellowship hall. Call 592-5077.
) Pulse 7 to 10 p.m. Friday
at Cypress Grove Church

in Grand Ridge, with music,
basketball, video games, snack
bar, pool tables and more. Call
a Christmas play, "The
Mystery Behind the Door!"
- 7:30 p.m. at Apostolic Life
Church in Marianna. Refresh-
ments follow. Call 693-6453.

a Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
B Women's Conference
- Hosted by Pastor and Mrs.
Darrell B. Britt of New Galilee
M.B.C. in Marianna. Theme:
"It's in the Lord's Hands:'
Continental breakfast at 9:30
a.m., service at 9:45 a.m. Guest
speaker: Lady Elect Minister
Susan Williams, St. John M.B.C.,
Panama City. Call 875-4046 or
a Christmas play, "The Mys-

tery Behind the Door!" -10
a.m. at Apostolic Life Church in
Marianna. Call 693-6453.

a "Big Gospel Sing" 2:30
p.m. at Henshaw Chapel A.M.E.
Church in Cottondale, hosted
by The Gospel Jubilives. Groups,
choirs, soloists and praise danc-
ers from the surrounding area
will participate. Call 352-4577.
) Christmas musical, "Down
from His Glory"- 10:30 a.m.
at Welcome Assembly of God in
the Dellwood community. Call
D Christmas Cantata Trinity
Baptist Church in Marianna
presents "O Holy Night" at 6
p.m. Nursery provided. Call
) Musical Drama Eastside
Baptist Church Choir presents
"The Gift of Christmas" at 6
B Christmas Cantata Shady

Grove United Methodist Church
presents "Let There be Light" at-
6:30 p.m. Refreshments follow.

Christmas Pageant Chil-
dren of the First Presbyterian
Church in Marianna will present
the Christmas pageant, "They
Came with Haste" at 6:30 p.m.
in the church sanctuary. A pizza
and salad supper follows in the
fellowship hall. Call 526-2430
or visit www.firstpresmarianna.

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in

B Youth Activity Night
- Friday, 6 p.m. at Marianna
Church of God. Ages: 12-19. Call

) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment:' Fridays, 7
p.m. at Evangel Worship Center
with praise and live worship
music, testimonies and fellow-
ship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care
available. Call 209-7856 or
a Pulse 7 to 10 p.m.'Fridays
at Cypress Grove Church
in Grand Ridge, with music,
basketball, video games, snack
bar, pool tables and more. Call

B Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m.lto noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
B Gospel recording artist
Walter Wilson performs at 11
a.m. at the Factory Stores of
America Mall in Graceville.

a "Christmas in Two Egg."
- The play, written and nar-
rated by Jackson County author
Dale Cox, starts at 6 p.m. at
Lovedale Baptist Church, in the
Lovedale/Two Egg community.
Call 592-5415 or 592-2134.
Admission is free.
) Christmas Cantatas -
Bethlehem Baptist in Kynesville
presents their Adult Christmas
Cantata at 11a.m. and the
Children's Christmas 5
p.m. For info or directions, call

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Amazing Grace

Hunger, homelessness haunt holidays this year

Scripps Howard News Service.

during the nation's count-
down to Christmas this
year, joyful bell-ringers
are outnumbered by dour hand-
wringers, whose response to
hard times consists of statistics
of jobless Americans and fami-
lies evicted from their homes.
Unemployment rates and
mortgage defaults are con-
venient measuring sticks for
Americans' pain. But there are
other signs of the times that cut
even closer to the heart: home-
lessness and hunger.
For example, theAssociation
of Gospel Rescue Missions,
surveying 19,000 homeless

Americans in 114 local missions,
reports that more than one-
S third of people
homelessness on
a given night are
homeless for the
first time in their
David lives.
Yount SingleAmeri-
cans represent
the largest
population (86 percent of those
surveyed) served by the mis-
sions, but women with children
are the most frequently assisted
family unit (52 percent of total
families). Half of the homeless
aided by the missions are white,
while 43 percent are African-
American or Hispanic.

Nearly one in five Americans
experiencing homelessness
reports being a victim of physi-
cal violence, an increase of 6
percent over last year.
"It's not uncommon for the
stress of personal economic
woes to trigger anger and ag-
gressive behavior," says AGRM
president John Ashmen. "Some
public figures like to give the
impression that government
programs are curbing homeless-
ness and hunger," he said, but
"we certainly aren't seeing it."
As the recession wears on,
Sam Dillon in The New York
Times reports, "Millions of
American, schoolchildren
are receiving free or low-cost
meals for the first time, as their

parents, many once solidly
middle-class, have lost jobs or
homes during the economic
crisis, qualifying their families
for the decades-old safety-net
SStudents receiving subsidized
lunches rose to 21' million in the
last school year, a 17 percent
increase since 2006-07. The
U.S. Department of Education
reports that 52 percent of the
nation's fourth-graders receive
assistance from Department of
Agriculture programs.
Schoolchildren in families
making up to 130 percent of
the poverty level ($29,055 for a
family of four) are eligible for
free school meals. Students in
four-member households with

income up to $41,348 qualify for
subsidized 40-cent lunches.
In parts of the nation, subsi-
dizing lunches fails to guaran-
tee that children will get three
meals a day. The Times reports
that in Dallas, Newark, N.J., and
Chicago, for example, 85 per-
cent of students are eligible for
subsidized meals. Most of their
schools offer free breakfasts as
well. Some, fearing that chil-
dren would otherwise go to bed
hungry, also serve their students
a free supper. ,
It may not be miraculous
loaves and fishes, but at least it's
something real.
David Yount answers readers at P.O.
Box 2758, Woodbridge, VA 22193 and

Southern Baptists consider a possible name change

The Associated Press

- What if Southern Bap-
tists were no longer called
Southern Baptists? Would

more people walk through
church doors?
A task force asked to
study that question made
its recommendation to
Southern Baptist Con-

vention President Bryant
Wright on Wednesday, but
it won't be public until
an executive committee
meeting in February.
Wright would not say

whether new names have
been proposed for the
nation's largest Protestant
denomination, but he has.
said the word "Baptist" will

Although it is unknown
what the task force rec-
ommended, the panel is
weighted toward people
involved in planting new:

Any change would have
to pass a vote of the del-
egates to the denomina-
tion's general conven-
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2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Circle Hill Baptist Church
7170 Circle Hill Rd
,Sneads, FL 32460 592-2327
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesvllle Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave -!P.O Box 565
Graceville FL 32440 x 263-3323
First Baptist Church
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4586
First Baptist Marianna
2897 Green St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4200
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6999
Crossroads Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
3276 Main St P.O. Box 386
Cottondale Fl. 32431 352-2636
Eastside Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 526-2004
Ebenezer Missionary
Baptist Church
3360 Gardenview Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4223
Everlena Missionary Baptist
5309 Ellaville Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3900
First Baptist Church of Bascom
4951 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 249
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2699

First Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St P.O. Box 98
Malone, Fl 32445 569-2426
First Freewill Baptist Church
of Malone
5440 10th Street (Hwy 71 N.)
P.O. Box 385
Malone FL 32445 850-569-2786
First Freewill Baptist Church
7970 Davis St
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5400
Friendship Baptist Church
of Malone
5507 Friendship Church Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave P.O. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
Greater Buckhorn Missionary
Baptist Church
4691 Hwy 162;
Marianna, FL 32446 594-5761
Greenwood Baptist Church
4156 Bryan St P.O. Box 249
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3883
Hasty Pond Baptist Church
4895 Hasty Pond Rd, Marianna, FL
Holly Grove Free Will
Baptist Church
2699 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
Liberty Hill Missionary
Baptist Church
5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949
Little Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
3181 Little Zion Rd P.O. Box 190
Sneads, FL 32460 592-1614
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6595 Lovedale Rd
Bascom, FL 32423
592-5415 or 592-2134

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Midway Freewill Baptist Church
1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
Mount Olive Baptist
6045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mi.Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
New Easter Missionary
Baptist Church
977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 263-4184
New Gallee Missionary
Baptist Church
2155 Highway 73 South P.O. Box 234
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499
New Hoskle Baptist Church
4252 Allen St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptist
3996 Wintergreen Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
New Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist
2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
New Salem Baptist Church
3478 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 579-4343
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
6687 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5696
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
3924 Woodrest Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 832-0317
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
3064 Pine Ridge Church Rd
Alford, FL 32420

Providence Baptist Church
6940 Providence Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5481
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
5458 Rocky Creek Rd
Marlanna, FL 32448 526-7508
Salem Free Will Baptist
2555 Kynesville Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
Shady Grove Baptist Church
7304 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge FL 32442 592-6952
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
2871 Orange Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2591
St. Peter Missionary Baptist
7889 McKeown Mill Rd
P.O. Box 326 593-3363
Trinity Baptist Church
3023 Penn. Ave
Marianna, FL 482-3705
Union Hill
3115 Union Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-5711
White Pond Baptist Church
PO. Box 458 Mill Pond Rd
Alford, FL 32420 352-4715
Victory Baptist Church
2271 River Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6699
St. Anne Catholic Church
3009 5th St P.O. Box 1547
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3734
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4448 River Rd
Marianna, FL 482-2605
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Unzicker wins Presidential Excellence in Preaching Award

Special to the Floridan

Todd Unzicker, a senior
at The Baptist College of
Florida in Graceville, was
selected as the fall semes-
ter winner of the Excel-
lence in Preaching Award
presented by BCF Presi-
dent Thomas A. Kinchen
and wife Ruth Ann. As the
title holder, Unzicker was
given the opportunity to

preach in chapel before his
peers and faculty members
on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Unzicker preached from
the Book of Nahum, using
the first chapter to remind
the audience that they
could depend on God's
power and justice just as
the Old Testament audi-
ence could.
Competing with 10 other
BCF preaching students,

Unzicker earned the high
honor after presenting his
sermon before a panel of
faculty judges and a stu-
dent gallery.
He was given, a com-
memorative Bible dur-
ing Senior Honor's Day
Wednesday, Nov. 30, by
President Kinchen.
Graduating with hon-
ors, Unzicker will receive a
Bachelor ofArts in Ministry

Studies during the gradua-
tion ceremony to be held
in the BCF Assembly Cen-
ter on Friday, Dec. 9. Todd
has faithfully served as the
Director of Missions for
the Holmes County Baptist
Association and following
graduation will be mov-
ing to North Carolina to
attend seminary at South-
eastern Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary.

BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen presents the Presidential
Excellence 'in Preaching Award to graduating senior Todd
Unzicker during Senior Honor's Day.

FBC Mission

Team will be

selling smoked


Special to the Floridan

Mission Team members
at the First Baptist Church
of Marianna have em-
barked on another fund-
raising project to help
build homes in Nicaragua.
The group will be selling
smoked turkeys ($30 each)
and Boston butts ($25
each) 'on Dec. 22 and 23.
Orders will be available for
pick-up in the First Baptist
Church parking lot.
All proceeds from the sale
will go directly toward the
cost of materials for homes
the team will build in Ni-
caragua this June through
Project H.O.EE. The ma-
terials for each house cost
To place an order, call
David or Renee Shores at
Cobb Front End and Tire.
Service, June Horton at
592-2207 or any other FBC
Mission Team members
you know. Please do not
Scall the church office.
The FBC Mission Team
welcomes others to join.
them for this summer's
week-long mission trip
(June 15-22). You must
'have a passport and get
the required shots.. The
group estimates the cost of
a plane ticket, lodging and
food at around $1,500.

Palestinians' statehood bid part of Christmas

The Associated Press

Christmas time the world looks
to Jesus' traditional birthplace
of Bethlehem, and this year the
Palestinians hope to use some of
that attention to boost their quest
for independence.
They're trying to be subtle about
it, with just a hint of politics in
this year's Christmas slogan, "Pal-
estine celebrating hope," a veiled
reference to their bid this fall to
win U.N. recognition of a Pales-
tinian state.
Organizers say they didn't want
to be overtly political for fear of
putting off foreign pilgrims in
search of a religious experience.,
Some 90,000 foreign visitors are
expected to throng the Church of
the Nativity and adjacent Manger
Square in December, including
50,000 during Christmas week.
"We want to use this opportu-
nity to convey a message to the
world that we have hope of hav-
ing our owr independent state
and we need the international
support for that," said Palestin-
ian Tourism Minister Khouloud
Daibes. "Since Christmas is a re-
ligious occasion, we can't use di-
rect political slogans."
Volunteers will distribute post-
cards with the Christmas motto
hn the courtyard of the Church
of'the Nativity, built over the
grotto where tradition'says Jesus
was born. Visitors can then mail
them at the Manger Square post,
office, using Palestinian stamps,
another symbol of the state in tle
Members of a tour group from
Britain and Canada heading into
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In this Dec. 24, 2010 photo, a cross is seen backdropped by the Church of
Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus
Christ, during a Christmas parade in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

the Nativity church Tuesday had the Palestinians want for their
mixed feelings. Some, like 37- state, arguing settlement growth
year-old pilot Mario Savian from pre-empts the outcome of talks.
Ontario; said they didn't like in- As part of the campaign, the Pal-,
jecting politics into Christmas. estiniqns also offerpre-Christmas
But Catherine-Meecham, 62, a media'tours to highlight Bethle-
retired health worker from Scot-, hem area settlement expansion
land, said there was a legitimate' and the disruption caused by
connection because Christmas is Israel's separation barrier which
a tinme'to pray for peace. "I want surrounds the city on three sides.
to see people in Palestine find a, Israel announced or approved
peaceful solution," she said. . plans for thousands more.apart-
Israeli government spokesman ments for Jews in the Bethlehem
Mark Regev said the cause of area in recent months, settlement'
peace would be better served by watchdogs say.
Palestinian President Mahmoud "This Christmas will be an op-
Abbas resuming negotiations portunity to show the real threat
with Israel. "We hope that the to the city of Bethlehem the
Palestinians will use the holiday settlement enterprise and the
season as a time to think ... and wall that separates the city from
that ultimately they will soon ex- its twin, Jerusalem," said Ziad
peditiously return to peace talks," Bandak, an Abbas adviser on
he said. Christian affairs.
Abbas has said he won't negoti- The Bethlehem area, which
ate unless Israel halts construc- borders occupied lands. Israel
tion for Jews on occupied lands annexed to Jerusalem after the
.:,. , .. v'i. ,

1967 Mideast War, has been par-
ticularly hard-hit by settlement
construction, said Hagit Ofran of
the: Israeli anti-settlement group
Peace Now.
She said the expansion is an at-
tempt to block the Palestinians
from in the
annexed areas of Jerusalem a
reference to the fact that the con-
struction creates an Israeli buffer
between Palestinian areas Israel
has effectively ceded, like Bethle-
,hem, and any part of Jerusalem.
Regev argued that Israel only
approved construction "in areas
where there's a strong consensus
internationally that they'll stay
part of Israel" in a final peace
deal. However, the international
community has repeatedly urged
Israel to halt construction.
After Christmas, Abbas' gov-
ernment also plans to seek U.N.
recognition of Bethlehem as a
world heritage site, following ac-
ceptance of Palestine as a mem-
ber of the world body's cultural
agency, UNESCO. The successful
UNESCO membership bid fur-
ther strained relations with Israel,
which accused Abbas of trying to
bypass negotiations with unilat-
eral actions and temporarily sus-
; ended the transfer of $100 mil-
lion in Palestinian tax refunds.
* This year, the number of foreign
visitors is expected to be up about
10 percent from last year, mainly
because more pilgrims are com-
ing from Russia and Poland, new
markets for the Palestinian tour-
ism industry, officials said.
Local Christians, say they have
no problem with politicizing the
holiday, saying the conflict affects
everyone's lives here.


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Marianna, FL 32446 482-4264
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1022 Washingtqn Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 '
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4362 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL* 482-2431
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4791 Sheffield Dr P.O. Box 450
Marianna, FL 32447
526-4476 or 526-4475
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650 Apalachicola Ave
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2933 Madison Street
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Grand.Ridge, FL 32442
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2645 Pebble Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2232
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4208 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2132
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2515 Commercial Park Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 209-2733
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2958 Milton Ave 2487 Highway 1
Marianna, FL 573-7684 Campbellton,.FL 32426 263-4647

Sneads Community Church
1948 Desoto Ave P.O. Box 1349
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5650
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints
3141 College St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-8159
Ascension Lutheran Church
3975 W. Hwy 90
Marianna, FL 482-4691
Bascom United Methodist Church
4942 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 67
Bascom, FL 32423 594-5755
Cypress United Methodist Church
6267 Cemetery Ave
Cypress, FL 32432 263-4220
First United Methodist Church
2901 Caledonia St i
Marianna, FL 482-4502
Grace United Methodist
4203 W. Kelson Ave
Marianna, FL 482-4753
Greenwood Chapel AME
5426 Fort Rd
.Greenwood, FL 32443* 594-1112
Greenwood Chapel Methodist
Episcopal Church
5426 Fort Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-1112
Greenwood United Methodist
4220 Bryan St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-5755
Henshaw Chapel AME Church
2370 Glastel St, P.O. Box 535
Cottondale, FL 32431 875-2610
Jerusalem AME Church
2055 Hwy 73
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5085
Kynesville United Methodist
2875 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4672

Pope Chapel African Methodist
Episcopal Church
4898 Blue Springs Rd, P.O. Box 6000
Marianna, FL 32447 482-2900
Shady Grove United Methodist
7305 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-9277
Sneads First United Methodist
8042 Church St, P.O. Box 642
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6481
Friendship Christian Methodist
Episcopal (CME) Church
5411 Avery Rd, P.O.Box 302
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-1111
1st United Methodist Church of
P.O. Box 458
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4426
Salem AME Church
5729 Browntown Rd, P.O. Box 354
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3344
Springfield AME Church
4194 Union Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4252
St. James AME Church
2891 Orange St, P.O. Box' 806
Marianna, FL 32447 526-3440
Snow Hill AME Church
5395 Snow Hill Rd, P.O. Box.174
Malone, FL 32445 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 Fairview Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-7917
Bethlehem AME Church
3100 Lovewood Rd, P.O. Box 752
Cottondale, FL 32431
352-2111 or 352-4721
Greater St. Luke AME Church
5255 11th Ave, P.O. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188

Cypress Creek Community
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box
Alford, FL 32420 638-0360
Ever Increasing.Word of Fai
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4704
Ieaven's Garden Worship
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936
Faith Cornerstone Church
5460 Collins Chapel Rd.
'Malone, FL 32445 569-5600
Foundation Temple Apostol
Faith Church'
3341 Tendell Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-388
Keeping It Real Help Ministi
5863 Sherman Dr
Marianna, FL 32446 557-4800
Love and Restoration Minis
2990 Heritage Rd .
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Marianna Church of the Nam
,2987 N Madison St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-5787
Mill Springs Christian Chap
1345 Mill Springs Rd, P.O. Box 8
Grand Ridge; FL 32442 526-25
Rivertown Community Chui
(Meets at the new Marianna Hig
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 762-1958
St Andrews (FC) Church Mi
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St, Marianna, FL 482
Apostolic Life Church
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720



Berean Pentecostal Ministries
6902 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4763

Christian Covenant Life Center
2011 Finley Ave.
Grand Ridge/FL 32448 592-4737
Center Shady'Grove Pentecostal Holiness
7541 Shady Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness
2036 Gloster Ave.
Sneads, FL 32460
593-4487 or 593-6949
Praise Life Ministries
7360 Hwy 90, P.O. Box 177
lic Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4166
Prayer Temple Church Of Prayer
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3341 Plantation Circle
ry Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
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Malone, FL 32445 569-5989

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2898 Jefferson St
,el Marianna, FL 32446
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2764 Salem Church Rd
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A police officer secures the scene where a gunman killed a police officer and another person
after a traffic stop Thursday on the campus of Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Va.

Va. Tech locks down

after two killed

The Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. A man killed a
police officer and another person after
a traffic stop Thursday at Virginia Tech,
sending a shudder through campus as
students and faculty were told to stay in-
side and police searched for the gunman,
school officials said.
It was the first gunfire on campus since
33 people were killed in 2007 in the dead-
liest mass shooting in modern U.S. his-
tory. The deaths came on the same day
university officials were in Washington
appealing a fine that federal officials gave
them over the school's response five years
The campus was swarming Thurs-
day with heavily armed officers walking
around campus. Caravans of SWAT vehi-
cles and other police cars with emergency
lights flashing patrolled nearby. Students
hunkered down in buildings.
"A lot of people, especially toward the
beginning were scared," Brumfield said.
"A lot of people are loosening up now. I
guess we're just waiting it out, waiting
for it to be over," said Jared Brumfield, a
19-year-old freshman from Culpeper, Va.,
who was locked in the Squires Student
Center since around 1:30 p.m. .
The school said a police officer pulled
someone over for.a traffic stop and was
shot and killed. The shooter ran toward a
nearby parking lot, where a second per-
son was found dead.
Various alerts were sent out to students
and the university is sending updates,
about every 30 minutes, regardless of

whether they have any new information,
school spokesman Mark Owczarski said,
"We deployed them all, and we de-
ployed them immediately to get the word
out," he said.
The suspect was, described as a white
man wearing gray sweat pants, a gray hat
with neon green brim, a maroon hoodie
and backpack.
"It's crazy that someone would go and
do something like that with all the stuff
that happened in 2007," said Corey Smith,
a 19-year-old sophomore from Mechan-
icsville, Va., who was headed to a dining
hall near the site of one of the shootings.
He told The Associated Pres that he
Stayed inside after seeing the alerts from
the school. "It's just weird to think about
why someone would do something like
this when the school's had so many prob-
lems," Smith said.
Harry White, 20, a junior physics ma-
jor, said he was in line for a sandwich at a
restaurant in a campus building when he
received the text message alert.
White said he didn't panic, thinking in-
stead about a false alarm about a possible
gunman that locked down the campus in
August. White used an indoor walkway to
go to a computer lab in an adjacent build-
ing, where he checked news reports.
"I decided to just check to see how se-
rious it was. I saw it's actually someone
shooting someone, not something false,
something that looks'like a gun," White
Campus was quieter than usual because
classes ended,Wednesday and students
were preparing for exams.

Ala. GOP leaders have second

thoughts on immigration

The Associated Press

- Alabama Republicans
who pushed through
the nation's toughest
law against illegal immi-
grants are having second
thoughts amid a backlash
from big business, fueled
by the embarrassing traf-
fic stops of two foreign
employees tied to the
state's prized Honda and
Mercedes plants.
The Republican attor-
ney general is calling for
some of the strictest parts
of it to be repealed.
Some Republican law-
makers say they now want
to make changes in the law
that was pushed quickly
through the legislature.
Gov. Robert Bentley,
who signed the law, said
he's contacting foreign ex-
ecutives to tell them they
and their companies are
still welcome in Alabama.
"We are not anti-foreign
companies. We are very
pro-foreign companies,"
he said.
Luther Strange, the at-
torney general who's de-
fending the law in court,
this week recommended
repealing sections that
make it a crime for an il-'
legal immigrant to fail to
carry registration docu-
ments and that require
public schools to collect
information on the immi-
gration status of students.
Both sections have been
put on hold temporarily
by a federal court.
Two foreign workers for
Honda and Mercedes were
recently stopped by police
for failing to carry proof of
legal residency. The cases
were quickly dropped, but
not without lots of inter-
national attention that
Alabama officials didn't
One of the group% chal-
lenging the law in court
said the auto workers'
cases turned public

Sandusky released on bail after sex abuse charges

The Associated Press

mer Penn State assistant
football coach Jerry San-
dusky emerged from an
overnight jail stay Thurs-
day after posting bail on
new charges that he sexu-
ally abused two additional
boys, including one who
said Sandusky assaulted
him in his basement while
his cries for help went
Sandusky was driven
from a Pennsylvania coun-
ty jail to his home in the
back seat of a grey sedan in
the middle of a three-car
convoy. The former -coach
kept his gaze straight
ahead, clutching a manila
envelope, during the short
car ride.
He then went inside
without answering ques-
.tions from reporters.
Sandusky was arrested
Wednesday and charged
with 12 new child sex
abuse counts involving
two new alleged victims.
In all, he faces more than
50 charges. He has main-
tained his innocence.
Sandusky secured his
release using $200,000 in
real. estate holdings and
a $50,000- certified check
provided by his wife, Dor-
othy, according to online
court records. He will be
subject to electronic mon-
itoring under the terms of
his release.
Warden Edward DeSaba-
to said Sandusky was quiet
and cooperative during his
stay at the jail, where he
was one of the roughly 250
being held. Sandusky had
his own cell for the night,
a standard procedure for
new inmates, DeSabato
The new allegations
against Sandusky were de-
tailed in grand jury report
released Wednesday that
alleges the former coach
used the charity he found-
_ed to gain access to at-risk

boys, then use gifts and
groom them for eventual
sexual contact.
In interviews follow-
ing his initial arrest last
month, Sandusky denied
sexually assaulting chil-
dren but acknowledged
showering and engaging in
"horseplay" with.them.
Sandusky's attorney, Jo-
seph Amendola, said in a
statement he, would dis-
cuss his client's .release
later Thursday.
The latest accusers are
the ninth and 10th alleged
victims described in grand
jury reports that claim
Sandusky befriended and
then molested boys he met
through The Second Mile
charity. A grand jury docu-
ment released Wednesday
echoed an earlier report,
saying Sandusky gave the
boys gifts while also mak-
ing sexual advances to-
ward them.
One of the'new accusers
said Sandusky kept him
in a basement bedroom
during overnight visits to
Sandusky's home, forced
him to perform sex acts
and assaulted him.

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky gets out of a
car in front of his State College, Pa., home on Thursday.

"The victim testified that
on at least one occasion he
screamed for help, know-,
ing that Sandusky's wife
was upstairs, but no one
ever came to help him,"
the grand jury report said.
Sandusky was charged
last month with abusing
eight boys, some on cam-
pus, over 15 years. Officials
say the allegations were
not immediately brought
to the attention of authori-
ties even though high-level
people at Penn State appar-
ently knew about them.
The scandal resulting

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from Sandusky's arrest
led to the ouster of Hall
of Fame football coach
Joe Paterno and longtime
college president Graham
Two other Penn State
officials are charged with
perjury and failing to re-
port the assaults. They say
they are innocent.

"Suddenly the reality of what the state has
done hit people in the face."
Richard Cohen,
president of the Southern Poverty Law Center

"Suddenly the reality of law, expressing worry that
what the state has done it's tainting Alabama's im-
hit people in the face," age around the world. The
said Richard Cohen, presi- group also said complying
dent of the Southern Pov- with the law is a burden
erty Law Center. for businesses and local
Before 2011, Republi- governments, but did not
cans tried repeatedly to offer specific changes.
pass an immigration law James T. McManus,
but were always stopped chairman of the.Alliance
by the dominant Demo- and CEO of one of the
crats. That changed when state's largest businesses,
Alabama voters elected the Energen Corp., said
a Republican legislative revisions "are needed to
super majority the first ensure that momentum
since Reconstruction. The remains strong in our
result was a law described competitive economic
by critics and supporters development efforts.".
as the toughest and most Since the law took effect,
comprehensive in the Alabama's unemployment
nation. rate has dropped a half
It requires a check of le- percentage point. Econo-
gal residency when con- mists and state officials
ducting everyday transac- who compile the statis-
tions such as buying a car tics say it's too early to say
license, enrolling a child whether to credit the im-
in school, getting a job migration law.
or renewing a business. But one' of the spon-
license. After the U.S. Jus- sors, Republican Sen.
tice Department and oth- Scott Beason of Garden-
er groups challenged the dale, said neighboring
law, the federal courts put states without a similar
some portions on hold, law haven't seen the same
but'major provisions took drop. "There is nothing
effect in late September. else to attribute it to," he
Alabama suddenly said.
found itself at the center Some Democratic Party
of the nation's immigra- leaders have.calledfor re-
tion debate, ahead of oth- peal, but the party is now
er states with tough laws, so weak in Alabama that
including Arizona, Geor- the real debate is among
gia and South Carolina. Republicans.
Within Alabama, much The governor says the
of the debate is within the law is "very complicated"
business community that and needs to be simplified.
helped fund Republicans' He hasn't recommended
new strength. any specifics, but he says
The Birmingham Busi- Alabama won't abandon
ness Alliance this'week its goal of ensuring that
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tients our family and we
want to make sure our
patients have the best
Christmas possible," said
Sara Blumenthal, volun-
teer coordinator.
The hospice wants to
gift a blanket to each pa-
tient.' Any donated fleece
material will be sewn into
a blanket.
"(It's) just to give them
a little bit of. the holiday

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If business continues on
this streak, Williams said
the store may add to its
54-employee crew by Jan-
uary, if not sooner. Several"
employees are scheduled
to work six or seven day
weeks already.

cheer," Blumenthal said.
"Our families are going
through a difficult time
right now."
Emerald Coast is also
looking for material like
beads, yarn, or fabric to
finish its crafts. Volunteers
also want to give a good-
ie bag of toiletries and
fun items to the patients
for Christmas. Blumen-
thal suggested lotions or
Christmas items as some
good gifts to donate:
"We're not asking for
anything big, just any-
thing that can brighten
their spirits," Blumenthal

Williams attributes
their initial success to the
menu's variety. Few places
in the area serve soft serve
ice cream and burgers.
"You can come right here
to getit," Williams said.
Marianna resident Jor-
dan Exum has been wait-
ing since August for DQ
to open. She came in to-
day with a friend to buy a
Reese's Blizzard

Donations can be tak-
en to the Emerald Coast
Hospice. Blumenthal said
donations are needed
year-round but asked that
anything for the Christmas
gifts be brought in before
Dec. 21. Blumenthal will
also pick up donations.
Call 526-3577 to schedule
a time. Any extra gift items
will go to the local nursing
"Every year the gratitude
our patients have for the
gifts that we give them is
just unexplainable, it's be-
yond words," Blumenthal

Exum said. "It's different
from the same old same
old you get everyday."
James and Carolyn Mor-
ris stopped by last week
after seeing cars parked
in the parking lot -which
turned out to be construc-
tion crews. After shopping
at Lowe's, the two decided
to try again. The Marian-
na residents were happy

Emerald Coast Hospice
is a non-profit organiza-
tion that helps Jackson,
Calhoun, Washington and
Holmes families. Blumen-
thal said the agency does
not charge its patients for
its services and any mon-
ey it receives goes to those

To make a donation
) Drop donationsoff at:
Ernerald Coast Hospice
4374 Lafayette St.
Marianna, FL 32446
Call: 526-3577

to see a DQ so close to
"We used to drive to
Sneads," James said.
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attics and walls were in-
sulated. Energy Star win-
dows, appliances and ceil-
ing fans were installed,
along with programmable .; .
thermostats, heating and
air conditioning units and
water efficient toilets, fau- - .--?
cets and showerheads. .
"What we want to have .
is residents proud to come
home," Murphy said. .
For the community, a
Covered pavilion, volley- .I .
.ball court and playground .
were built where families
and friends could get to-
gether and grill. A library- '
and computer, lab were
additional features, the re
habilitation brought to the '
Cottondale Village hous- :
es about 170.people in 82
apartments. This year, the
complex was named Flor-
ida's. USDA Multi Family ;-'. / i'.
Housing Complex of the
Year. Its manager, Anna Ar- MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
rington, was recognized as New washers and dryers in a renovated laundry room are among the improvements made at
manager of the year. Cottondale Village Apartments.

Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone 850-526-5059

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Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

Robert "Bob" Charlie Relma
Douglas Mercer
Ch fif-.

Robert "Bob" Douglas
Chaffee, 40, of Marianna
passed away on Tuesday,
December 6, 2011 at his
Mr. Chaffee was a native
of Bridgeport, CT and had
lived -most of his life in
Florida. He worked as an
audio technician, attended
Marianna Church of God
and was.a member of the
Moose Lodge. Mr. Chaffee
cherished his family and
will be missed by all.
He is survived by his
mother, Gail S. Mayes and
his step father James
Mayes, Sr. of Marianna, his
wife Elizabeth Chaffee of
Miami, five brothers; Ri-
chard J. Chaffee, Jr. of
Pennsylvania, James W.
Chaffee of West Palm
,Beach, Michael A. Chaffee
of Shelton, CT, James E.
Mayes, Jr. of Marianna and
Jonathan E. Mayes of Ma-
rianna; he is also survived
by several pieces and
A celebration of Mr.
Chaffee's life will be held at
2:00 P.M. on Saturday, De-
cember 10, 2011 at the Ma-
rianna Church of God.
Expressions of sympathy
maybe submitted online at
Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Phone 850-526-5059

Otis Harrison

Services for Mr. Otis Har-
rison will be held today at
10:00 A.M. in the Marianna
Chapel Fineral Home with
the Rev. Mae Harrison offi-
Interment will follow in
Enon Baptist Church Cem-
etery in Alabama.
A time of visitation will
be held one' hour prior to
service time.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-

Funeral services will be
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Decem-
ber 10, 2011 at Welcome
Assembly of God Church.
The family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m. Fri-
day, December 9, 2011 at
James & Sikes. Maddox

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

Clara Louise

Clara Louise Ramsey, 96,
of Marianna died Sunday,
December 4, 2011 at Jack-
son Hospital.
Born in Nelson County,
KY, Mrs. Ramsey had resid-
ed in Jackson County. 'She
was a homemaker and a
member of First United
Methodist .Church of Ma-.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Charles Robinson Ramsey;
her parents, James Paul
Dugan and Fannie Mae
Metcalf Dugan.
Survivors include two
sons, Paul Ramsey of
Spring Hill and Don Ram-
sey of ,Malone; three
daughters, Betty
Poltevecque of St. Peters-
burg, Carol Adcock and
husband, Al of Marianna,
Joyce Henry of Greenwood;
one sister, Alice Ward of
True, W. VA.; 12 grandchil-
dren and 26 great-
grandchildren; several nie-
ces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service
were held Thursday, De-
cember 8, 2011 at Pinecrest
Memorial Gardens with
Roland Rabon officiating.
James & Sikes .Funeral
Home' Maddox Chapel di-

Tips for hassle-free holiday shopping

By the editors of Cohsumer Reports
H holiday shopping with
its long checkout lines,
sold-out must-haves,
credit-card snafus and gift-
wrapping marathons can
take its toll on even the'most
patient consumers.
The experts at Consumer Re-
ports Money Adviser compiled
their best shopping advice to
help shoppers get through their
gift lists in the smoothest and
least-costly way.
Come up with a number.
Decide how much you'll spend,
then add a bit more to that
figure. Surveys by the Consumer
Reports National Research Cen-
ter conducted before and after
the holidays havefound that
Americans typically spend more
. than they expected. After the
2009 holiday season, shoppers
said they spent $811 on average
16 percent more 'than they
had planned. In your spending

estimate,'include the holiday'
tips you give to service provid-
ers such as the house cleaner or
dog groomer, as well as gifts for
party hosts. (
2.'Plan your time. F6r.a more
efficient buying excursion,
shop alone. Night 6wls catch
the worm as often as early.
birds during December, when
many chain retailers extend
their hours and sometimes
offer "flash" in-store sales at
odddhours. For example, last
year 14 Macy's stores, mainly
in the northeast, were open 83
consecutive hours, from 7 a.m.
on Dec. 21 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24,
While other outlets stayed open
,until 2 a.m. Toys 'R'Us stores had
a similar promotion,,opening at
6 a.m. on Dec. 21. Of course, the
Internet is open all the time.
3. Shop at highly rated retail-
ers. In Consumer Reports'
December report on where
to buy electronics, Amazon.
cor,,.., and Newegg.
com all received strong marks
across the board from readers
who responded to CR's an-
:nual electronics retailer survey.
Those four were also standouts
for shipping and home delivery.
Overall, online merchants did
better than walk-in retailers,
even for big-ticket items like
TVs. For walk-in stores, inde-
perdent retailers topped CR's
ratings. Apple Store, Costco and
Staples, also got high scores.
4. Try haggling. Just 13 percent
of the electronics shoppers in -
the survey said they tried hag-
gling for a better price at walk-in
stores. But those who did saved
an average of $82. Shoppers
saved a median of $105 on tele-
visions, $53 on digital cameras,
and $43 on DVD/Blu-ray play-
ers. Four in five hagglers suc-
cessfully negotiated the price of
their purchase at HHGregg, EC.
Richard & Son, and indepen-
dent walk-in stores. At Best Buy

and Sears, at least three in five
hagglers shaved dollars off the
prices they paid. Though few try,
online shoppers can also haggle
for a discount. CR's electron-
ics survey found that nearly
three of five were successful in
scoring a price break. A third of
them negotiated with a retailer
by phone vs. 29 percent through
e-mail messages and 13 percent
by online chat..
5. Pay with cash. Shoppers
who pay withcredit cards spend
more on holiday gifts than
those who don't, according to,
CR surveys. In the 2009 holiday,
season, those who used credit
cards spent an average of $896,
for gift purchases, consider-
ably above the total average gift
expenditure of $811. Stores don't
Shave to pay a transaction fee for
cash purchases, as they do with
debit and credit cards, so you
might be able to get a discount
if you pay with cash, particularly
on big-ticket items.

6. Ship Free. Online shoppers
can stay on budget by taking
advantage of free shipping of-
fers, many of'which are listed at The site also
sponsors Free Shipping Day
- on December 16th-- one of
the last opportunities for online
shoppers to get free shipping
from popular retailers for deliv-
ery by December 24. Merchants
that have signed on include the
Apple Online store, Bed Bath &
Beyond, Cabela's, eBags, Kohl's,
Lands' End, REI, Zales, and Ghi-
rardelli and Godiva chocolatiers.
7. Think ahead and make r
returns easy. CR's holiday surveys
,have found that less than half of
adults usually give gift receipts,
half don't check a walk-in store's
return policy before buying, and
more than a third don't check
online retailers' policies. Includ-
ing.a gift receipt is a courtesy
for your gift recipients and most
retailers offer them.

Success s- 7

Dealing with the disruptive personal habits of staff


H y ne ought to hold on
Sto one's heart; for if
one lets it go, one
soon loses control of the head
too." Friedrich Nietzsche
One of the most difficult
conversations a manager will
ever have with an employee
is when they have to address
personal habits like hygiene.
Many managers think this is
too personal to discuss, but you

just do not have the luxury of
looking the other way. Poor per-
sonal hygiene can
negatively impact
your business
by making the
environment dis-
tasteful, annoying
Dr. Jerry co-workers and
Osteryoung even affecting
how your cus-
tomers see your
business. Ignoring the problem
only rewards the behavior and

undermines your credibility as a
leader and a manager.
When-handling situations
like these, it is so important to.
talk about the behavior and not
the person. It is easier for the
employee to hear that a be-
havior must be changed rather
than the person has to change.
This approach is also much less
threatening to the employee.
My suggestion would be to in-
vite the employee to your office
arid ask them if it is a good time

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to give them some "feedback."
During your discussion, you
need to be as direct as possible.
Getting straight to the point is
critical. Dancing around the
topic will just weaken the point
that you are trying to make. You
might say that their body odor
is affecting the business and
you feel sad bringing this up to
them, but it is very important
to them and the business. Do
not mention the complaints
you have gotten from their col-

leagues. Sharing that informa-
tion serves no useful purpose.
The employee will be embar-
rassed already and this would
just pile it on unnecessarily.
Before ending the conversa-
tion, you need to talk about .
how changing this behavior will
affect the entire organization
and what the ramifications will
be if they do not change. Jf it is
within the employee's control
to correct, they should be held
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally at Triumphal
Square in downtown Moscow on Wednesday.

Putin accuses

Clinton of inciting

Russian protesters

The Associated Press U.S.-Russian ties despite
President Barack Obama's
MOSCOW Russian efforts to "reset" relations
Prime l4inister Vladimir with the Kremlin. Ahead
Putin, facing the possibil- of the election, President
ity of nationwide protests Dmitry Medvedev threat-
against his rule, on Thurs- ened to deploy missiles
day accused U.S. Secretary to target the U.S. missile
of State Hillary Clinton of shield in Europe if Wash-
instigating demonstrators ington failed to assuage
in the wake of the disputed Moscow's concerns about
parliamentary election, its plans.
The comments came Clinton has repeatedly
as opposition supporters criticized Sunday's parlia-
largelystayedoffthe streets mentary vote, saying "Rus-
after three nights of size- sian voters deserve a full
able protests. No protests investigation of electoral
were seen in Moscow and fraud and manipulation."
only a small one where 10 Putin's United Russia
people were arrested was party barely held onto its
reported in St. Petersburg. majority in parliament,
But the wave of discon- with official results giving
tent which has already it about 50 percent of the
undercut Putin's public vote, down from 64 per-
persona of being both cent four years ago. But the
strong and beloved -may fraud allegations indicate
be far from cresting. More that support for United
than 30,000 people have Russiawas even lower than
promised on a Facebook that, and Russians appear
page to attend a Saturday to be growing weary of
protest in Moscow and Putin and his party after
similar rallies have been, nearly 12 years in office.
called for more than 70 Putin was president from
other cities. 2000 until 2008, when he
Putin, in televised re- moved into the prime min-
marks, accused the U.S. of* ister's office to abide by
encouraging and funding constitutional term limits.
the Russians protesting the He intends to reclaim the
alleged election fraud in presidency after an elec-
Sunday's elections. By re- tion in March that would
cently describing Russia's give him at least six more
election as rigged, Clinton years in power.
"gave a signal" to his oppo- Putin's return to the
nents, said Putin, who also Kremlin still seems as-
warned of a wider Russian sured, but he clearly has
crackdown on dissent, been shaken by the out-
"They heard this signal burst of public anger and it
and with the support of is not yet clear how much
the U.S. State Department of a challenge it will pose
began their active work," to his power. Moscow has
Putin said. He said the already put about 50,000
United States is spending police and 2,000 paramili-
"hundreds of millions" of tary troops on the streets,
dollars to influence Rus- backed by water cannons.
sian politics with the aim Putin warned that the
of weakening a rival nucle- government might take an
ar power. even harder line against
Putin's tough words those who try to influence
show the deep. cracks in Russia's political process.

EU weighs greater unity to save euro

The Associated Press

BRUSSELS The lead-
ers of Germany and
France are pushing their
European counterparts to
save the ambitious project
of continental unity that
grew from the ashes of
World War II.
At stake at the summit
in Brussels, which began
Thursday evening, is the
future of the euro, the sta-
bility of the global finan-
cial system and the bal-
ance of power in Europe.
To convince financial
markets that Europe's
economy-crushing debt
crisis is a one-time event,
countries will have to give
up significant powers,
such as some decisions on
borrowing and spending,
to a central authority.
President Nicolas Sar-
kozy and Chancellor
Angela Merkel need to
convince the other 15 eu-
rozone leaders'to agree to
a plan that would require
their governments to bal-
ance their budgets and ac-
cept automatic sanctions
if they don't.
That plan must be good
enough to convince the
European Central Bank
to intervene in the gov-
ernment bond markets in

a manner large enough
to stop the panic there,
said Paul De Grauwe, an
economics professor and
EU expert at the Catholic
University of Leuven, in
The European Central
Bank said it currently has
no plan to increase the
scale of its bond interven-
tions, which keep down
the borrowing costs of
weak countries like Italy
and Spain, as markets had
been hoping. Stocks and
the euro fell, while the
borrowing rates for Italy
and Spain skyrocketed.
ECB chief Mario Draghi
had hinted last week that
if governments agree to
tighter budget controls,
the central bank might
step up support. Analysts
said his comments on
Thursday served to keep
pressure on politicians to
reach a deal.
Merkel and Sarkozywant
to enshrine the tougher
budget oversight in a
treaty, either by changing
the existing EU treaty or
creating a new one for the
17 eurozone nations that
others could opt in to.
"Words alone are not be-
lieved anymore because
too often we did not live
up to our words," Merkel

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde speaks with the media as she arrives for
an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday.

told a rally of fellow Eu-
ropean conservatives in
Marseille, France, ahead
of the summit.
But huge divisions re-
main. Some countries re-
sist the idea of giving up
some of their control over
national budgets. Further-
more, the 10 EU countries
that don't use the euro are
worried about being left
out of important decision-
making if eurozone coun-
tries adopt a new treaty of
their own.
European Council Presi-
dent HermanVan Rompuy
and some smaller coun-
tries that have stuck to the
budget rules in the past,
meanwhile, are pushing
for much more intrusive

powers for European in-
stitutions to essentially
take over wayward states'
fiscal policies that even
France and Germany are
unlikely to accept.
David Cameron, Brit-
ain's prime minister, has
said he will defend his
country's interests at the
summit and demand safe-
guards in asked to amend
the EU treaty. He's worried
that new eurozone rules
could endanger London's
role as a global financial
center and weaken Brit-
ish economic links. How-
ever, arriving in Brussels,
Cameron said he would
support treaty change if
it helped the eurozone
emerge from the crisis.

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MHS soccer

gets win over

Floridan Correspondent

The MariannaHigh School Soc-
cer team's five game losing streak
came to a halt Tuesday night, as
they picked up a 3-1 win on the
road against Walton.
For the key district game, Bull-
dogs coach Garyn Waller went
with forwards Forrest Sammons
and Cody Barfield.
Midfield was anchored down
by Seth Gilley, Angel Huyke, Mar-
quell Comer, and Jae Elliott.
Defending was JT Meadows,
Jesse McGowan, Lyle Phelps, and
David White, with Michael Mad-
er in net.
John Metzler came up one
short of a hat trick, as he tied
the game at one on a kick from
20 yards out early in the second
half of play on an assist from Nic
With one minute before the
water break, it was again Metzler
giving Marianna 2-1 lead with
just 20 minutes to play.
Late in the second half, Mari-
anna was the beneficiary of a
deflection' by the Walton goalie
on a corner kick from Zac Davis
to make it a 3-1 game and put it
out of reach with only minutes.
Mader recorded 29 saves on
38 attempts with eight missed
Austin Nelson came on in re-
lief in goal and recorded two
saves on three attempts with one
missed shot.
Following the game, Waller said
he was more than happy to pick
up the win.
"It is good to get back on track,"
he said. "We still didn't play to
the potential I think we are ca-
pable of playing, but right now
we will just take a win.
'A 'couple of guys subbed in
and provided a little spark for us
and kind of got us going. Hope-
fully, this game will give the guys
some confidence to not only fin-
ish out this week but theirest of
the season as well."
Marianna was scheduled to
travel to Panama City on Thurs-
day night to take on district rival

Lady Bulldogs

earn 1-1 draw

with Walton
Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna High School
Lady Bulldogs came ever so close
to breaking their winless streak
Tuesday night, as they played
80 minutes to a 1-1 draw against
Walton on the road.
The Lady Bulldogs played
through 40 minutes without al-
lowing a goal.
Early in the second half, the
Lady Braves notched one to the
back of the goal to go up 1-0 over
Late in the second half, fol-
lowing several missed attempts,
LinseyToole slipped one past the
Braves keeper to tie the game at
Minutes later, Marianna had
another opportunity to score,
but the Walton's goal keeper
made a leaping save to keep the
game tied.
On the night, Marianna's
keeper Mallory Dean recorded
26 saves on 34 attempts, allow-
ing just the lone goal with seven
missed shots.
Following the game, MHS
coach David Castleberry said,
"This was huge for us. It's not a

win, but it sure wasn't a loss. We
held our own all 80 minutes and
that was without one of our key
"Ashley (Griffin) is still out due
to injury and we had some girls
who had to step up and they did
Marianna was scheduled to
travel to Bozeman on Thursday
night in a district game.

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Bulldogs fall to Rams, 71-52


The Marianna Bulldogs fell
to 1-3 on the season with a 71-
52 hoie loss to the Rutherford
Rams on Tuesday night.
The game was close in the
first quarter, with the Bulldogs
trailing by just two, but the
Rams blew the game open in
the second period and never
looked back.
Rutherford out-scored Mari-
anna 20-9 in the second quar-
ter to go up 31-18 at the half,
and kept the lead in double
figures through the third
The Bulldogs were able to
cut the margin to nine at one
point in the second half, but
the Rams responded with one
last charge to push the lead
back out of reach.
Khaliel Spearman had 19
points and Jai Jencks 16 .to
lead the Rams, who were with-
out star guard John Wade.
Quay Royster led the Bull-
dogs with 20, with Trae' Pring-
ley adding 13.
Marianna coach Travis Blan-

ton said he could not have
been more impressed by the
"They're the best team we've
played, and that's even with-
out the Wade kid playing," he
said. "I'd be very shocked if
they're not a final four team."
As for his team, Blanton said
the Bulldogs continued to
have some of the same prob-
lems that have plagued them
in previous games.
"We had 11 turnovers and
gave up 15 offensive rebounds
at halftime, and it didn't get
a whole lot better in the sec-
ond half," he said. "I still think
team chemistry is an issue, as
well as taking care of the ball.
We couldn't keep them off the
glass. It's just going to be an
ongoing issue.
"This team has got to realize
that we have to go doWn fight-
ing together. They share re-
sponsibility for wins and loss-
es. Until we can grow together
as a team and trust one anoth-
er, it's going to be tough."
Marianna will next travel to
Walton on Friday to take on:
the Braves in its District 1-4A.

Cottondale's D.J. Roulhac tries to get off a three pointer against Malone.


Marianna's Quay Royster goes up to shoot during a game against Maclay.

Hornets go for 4-0 in

away district games


The Cottondale Hornets and Graceville
Tigers will face off tonight in Graceville in a
huge District 3-1A clash that could play a big
role in who ultimately prevails in the league
Cottondale (5-1) comes into tonight's game
with a perfect 4-0 mark in league play- includ-
ing 3-0 on the road having taken road wins
over Ponce De Leon, Altha, andWewahitchka,
and a home victory over Sneads.
,Graceville (4-1) was'also 4-0 going into
Thursday night's road game against Altha,
having previously taken road wins over Ponce
De Leon andVernon, and homewins overWe-
waliitchka arid Sneads.'
Regardless' of the result of Thursday night's
game, Hornets coach' Chris Obert said that it
was going to be'a big game for both teams.
"Whether we're both 4-0 or both 0-4, it will
be a big game because of the rivalry. It goes
way back," he said. "For us both to be 4-0, that
makes it a bigger game, but it's not a make or
break game. Whether we win or lose, there's
still a long time left for the district season.
"But with both teams being on a little bit of
a streak, and it being a rivalry on top of it, it
should be a big time atmosphere for a big time
While the Hornets were expected to be at the
top of the district coming into the season, the
Tigers have been a bit of a surprise, though
Obert said he isn't the least bit stunned that
Graceville is playing well.
"I think (Graceville) coach (Matt) Anderson
does a real good job," he said. "His resume
speaks for itself. He's one of the best that's

See HORNETS, Page 2B

Prep Football

Chipley looks for

first state title


The Chipley Tigers will be
looking for their first ever
state championship today
when they take on the Jeffer-
son County Tigers in the 1A
state final at the Citrus Bowl in
Chipley (11-2) made it to the
final game thanks to wins of 34-
33 over Blountstown, 27-6,over
district rival, Holmes County,
and 25-21 over Northview last
week in the state semifinals
- all three on the road.
They'll face a Jefferson Coun-
ty (8-5) team faced significant-
ly less resistance on its path to

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the title game, having taken
wins of 38-0 over Hawthorne,
56-19 over Trenton, and 27-
6 over Union County all at
SChipley coach Rob Arm-
strong said this year's Jefferson
squad is typical of most that
you would see in any given
"They've got a good football
team. The thing about them is
that they're so fastlike any Jef-
ferson County team over the
years," he said. 'But they're
also physical. They get to the
ball and put a hat on you. They
do a great job of that.


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From Page 1B

"(Jefferson) coach (Jer-
emy) Brown has done a
good job of coaching them
up. He's been there three
years and they've gotten
better each year."
Chipley's path to the
title game could be classi-
fied as unlikely, especially
given the 34-14 loss it suf-
fered a month ago at home-
against Holmes County in
the de facto district cham-
pionship game.
But the Tigers respond-
ed with a 48-0 win over
Graceville the following
week, and they haven't
been beaten since.
Armstrong said the loss
to Holmes County was
disappointing, but that he
believed weeks before that
game that his team had
a chance to make a run
come playoff time.
"I think once we quali-
fied for the playoffs way

From Page 1B

ever done it. I knew he
would do a good job and
get them to play hard and
buy in. With that, and
when you've got a couple
of players like (Rasheed)
Campbell and (Marquis)
White, that's the mak-
ings of having a real good
The Tigers won big in
their road victories over

back when we beat Boze-
man (on Oct. 21), I felt like
we might be able to hang
around for a while and win
a few games," he said. "We
were familiar with every-
one we were going to play,
and we had already played
a couple of those teams
early in the season.
"We felt good about it.
But this time of the year,
you've got to be lucky and
All three of Chipley's
playoff opponents have
been teams that the Tigers
played earlier in the year,
having taken wins over
Blountstown and North-
view in the second and
third weeks of the season.
But Jefferson County will
provide a different and
stiffer challenge for Chi-
pley tonight.
"We've got to be able to
slow them down and we've
got to be able to finish our
drives," Armstrong said.
"When we take it down
there, we've got to finish it

PDL and Vernon and were
solid in their home wins
over Wewa and Sneads,
the latter coming on Tues-
day by a score of 61-55.
The Hornets have at
times been dominant to
start this season, but they
*had to rally back from a
13-point second half defi-
.cit on Tuesday night to
'take a 66-60 road wini over
Coming into the year,
Obert said he wanted to
see if this year's team had
the mental toughness to


and put it in the end zone
and put some pressure on
them. It's a lot easier to
say it than to do it because
they're pretty good on
Regardless of the out-
come, the coach said that
this has been one of his
most enjoyable teams to
"It's been just fun, just a
.great experience," he said.
"It's not only the kids who
have had a great experi-
ence, but the coaches have
really enjoyed it too. We've
enjoyed getting in there
with the kids and getting to
work because they have re-
sponded so well. It's been a
blessing to be around this
group this year."
Armstrong has had a
long record of success as
a coach, and Chipley has
long been one of the more
consistent lower classifica-
tion programs in Florida,
but a state title would
be the first for both, and
would be an achievement

win such games as last
year's scrappy and over-
achieving group, but the
coach said that it's still too
early to tell if that's the
"I do think they showed
some toughness because
nothing was easy that
night," he said. "Wewa
played real well. They
were knocking down shots
and they made some good
plays. We did keep fight-
ing and we found a way.
But I don't want to have to
do that too many times.

that the coach said would
be very special.
"Just thinking about it
for the kids, you can't put
into words how much it
would mean to these guys
for how hard they work,"
he said. "I hope they get to
experience it. As coaches,
we need to do everything
we can do to put these
guys into a position to get
it done."
To do it, the coach said
it would be important for
his players to stay focused
on the game and block out
any and all distractions.
"That's the thing in this
kind of game. It's the team
that is able to deal with
all of the outside things
that you have in a game
like this that will have the
edge," Armstrong said.
"With everything going
on, they have to keep their
eyes on what's important. I
hope our kids are mature
enough to keep that in
mind and be ready to go at
6 p.m. on Friday night."

"It could be important
,for this one for us to get
off to a quicker start. I
don't want to spot Gracev-
ille a double digit lead. If
that happens, then we'll
have to show some more
heart and toughness to try
to dig it out like we did the
other night, but nobody
wants to give somebody
a double digit lead. I hope
we'll come out mentally,
focused and prepared to
The game will tip at 7:30

Sport in Brief.

High School Boys

Friday- Cottondale at
Graceville, 7:30 p.m.;Ver-
non at Sneads, 5:30 p.m.,
and 7 p.m.; Laurel Hill at
Malone, 5:30 p.m., and 7
p.m.; Marianna at Walton,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

High School Girls
Friday- Vernon at
Sneads, 4 p.m.; Enterprise
at Graceville, 6 p.m.

Hope School
Hope School will host its
3rd Annual Christmas Invi-
tational basketball tourna-.
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Middle School.
Games begin at 9:30
a.m. and continue until
2:30 p.m. Hope School will
compete with teams from
Ft. Walton, Pensacola, and
Bay County.
The public can come
and there is no charge for

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Victory Baptist Church in
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Bears get ready

to face Tebow

The Associated Press

Chicago defensive tackle
Henry Melton had some
quick answers to the
challenge facing the Chi-
cago Bears this Sunday.
How do you stop Tim
Tebow, who's been as
effective as he has been
"Tackle him," Melton
said when asked about
the 236-pound quarter-
back who's helped make
option football a part of
NFL lingo.
His passing might not
be precise or textbook,
but Tebow's ability to
take off running has
led the Broncos to five
straight wins.
Any secret plans?
"Sack him," Melton
said with a laugh. "We've
got a couple things we're
working on to get him
down. I'm not going to
say too much. ... I think
we're going to do some-
thing different than a lot
of teams did. Tebow was

running free on them."
Playing in Denver's
high altitude against a
quarterback who's hot
and also unpredictable
makes Sunday's game
even more difficult for a
Bears team struggling on
offense. Backup Caleb
Hanie has thrown three
interceptions in each of
his two starts since Jay
Cutler was knocked out
with a broken thumb.
And now versatile lead-
ing rusher Matt Forte
is out with a sprained
The Bears' defense did
OK last week in a frus-
trating 10-3 loss to strug-
gling Kansas City that
left the Bears at 7-5.
The lone TD was a
head-shaker: Lineback-
er Brian Urlacher and
safety Chris Conte went
up at the same time to
bat down a Hail Mary
pass from Tyler Palko at
the end of the half and
ended up knocking the
ball right to the Chiefs'
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School. Basketball teams from Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Bay County are coming to play with the Hope School Falcons and
compete for the championship trophy. The Tournament is today at Grand Ridge Middle School. The Tournament will run from 9;30
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The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS The IndyCar Se-
ries will not return to Las Vegas
Motor Speedway next season,
and its future at the track de-
pends in part on what it learns
from the investigation into Dan
Wheldon's fatal accident, .
Wheldon, a two-time India-
napolis 500 winner, was
the opening laps of the Oct. 16
season finale at Las Vegas. The
investigation into the 15-car fa-
tal accident is ongoing, and In-
dyCar has postponed releasing

its 2012 schedule until it deter-
mines if the series can contintie
.racing on high-banked ovals
such as LasVegas.
Speedway Motorsports Inc.
owner Bruton Smith was ada-
mant he wanted IndyCar to
honor the three-year lease deal
it has with Las Vegas, but Indy-
Car CEO Randy Bernard had
been reluctant to return to the
Smith told The Associated-
Press on Thursday that SMI
agreed to a buyout of 2012, and season of the contract

will be reviewed later.
,Bernard' -confirmed he'd
come to an agreement with
"We're not guaranteeing we'll
be back," Bernard said. "But we'll
test.there, and we'll see what we
can learn."
No matter the results, concerns
remain about the emotional is-
sues the series would face upon
returning to Las Vegas.
Wheldonwas killed 12 laps into
the season finale in a fiery 15-car
accident. Critics have pointed to
everything from the 34-car field,

as Vegas
the size and speed of the track,
the speedway's high banking
and the varying experience level
of the drivers as reasons fdr the
Wheldon was entered as part
of a promotion that would have
paid him $5 million if he could
havp driven from the back of
the field to Victory Lane. It was
all part of a season-ending
spectacular aimed to boost tele-
vision ratings and send IndyCar
into 2012 'with some momen-
tum. Instead, it turned terribly
wrong minutes into the race,

in 2012
and IndyCar has been struggling
with difficult decisions and a
tumultuous offseason in the six
weeks since.
With Las Vegas settled, for now,
attention now turns to Texas Mo-
tor Speedway.
The high-banked oval is one of
the most popular venues in the
series and has hosted IndyCar
every year since 1997. But there
was no sanctioning agreement
in place before. Wheldon's ac-
.cident, and Bernard has been
hesitant to complete a deal until
the investigation is complete.

Pujols, Angelsreach $254 mi
The AS.ocatd Pre:

DALLAS Albert Pujols
could have been a wealthy
Cardinal for life, plan-
ning for the day his statue
would be erected outside
Busch Stadium next to
those of Stan Musial, Bob
Gibson and the other St.
Louis greats.
Instead, exactly six weeks
after leading the Cardinals
to a second ride in one of
the most thrilling World
Series ever, he decided to
accept the second-high-.
est contract in baseball,
history for anew future in
southern -Cifornia with
the Los Aiieles Angels.
The three-fime NL NMVP
agreed Thuirsday to a $25-
million, Ip-year contract
with the.'.':gels, leaving
behind a heartbroken fan
base by jilting one of the
sport's traditional teams
for an expansion club with
only one championship in
its half-centurv.
For baseball, it was a
virtually unprecedentedtd
move. .,, .
Many fop. stars have
changed .eams in their
careers, from Babe Ruth
to Willie -Mays to Barry
Bonds. But this is perhaps
the best player in the game
over the past decade, exit-
ing shortly after one of the
great postseason power
Abig and burly offensive
force with a shaved head,
the nine-time All-Star has,
a room full of honors, win-'
ning the 2001 NL Rookie of
theYear award, NLMVPs in
2005,'200'8 and 2009, a bat-
ting title in 2003 and pair ,
of Gold Gloves at first base.'
Who-would have predicted
that when the Cardinals:
selected the 13th,
round of the 1999 amateur
draft with the 402nd over-
all selection?
And now, he's going
West. ,
As his deal fell into place
on the final day of the win-
ter meetings, the Angels
struck another big agree-
ment, a $77.5 million,
five-year contract with
left-hander C.J.Wilson, the
ace whose Texas Rangers
lost to the Cardinals in the
seven-game World Series.
"This is obviously the
moment where we have
thrown our hat in the ring,"
new Angels manager Jerry
Dipoto said.
Had he stayed in St. Lou-
is before packed, adoring
Crowds, Pujols would've
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hard fan who wore team
colors to work during the
playoffs. "I think he's going
to regret leaving here. If
he'd have stayed here and
signed a long-term deal
with the Cardinals, they'd
have had compassion for
him because they're seen
him at his best."
Pujols' contract, which
like Wilson's is subject to a
physical, is only the third
to break the $200 million
barrier, following Alex
Rodriguez's $252 million,
10-year deal with Texas be-
fore the 2001 season and
A-Rod's $275 million, 10-
year agreement with the
Yankees before the 2008

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Pujols rejected a mui-
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for 10 \ears," said Katie
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In this May 10 photo, Memphis Grizzlies forward Shane Battier
celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder
during the second overtime of Game 4 of a NBA playoff
series in'Mempiis, Tenn. Batter announced Thursday via his
Twitter account, that he will sign with the Eastern Conference
champion Miami Heat. No contracts can be formally signed
until the new collective bargaining agreement is completed.

Batter to join

Heat, Chalmers

waiting to decide



College Footbal

Delany OK with no AQ, as

long as

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Big Ten Commis-
sioner Jim Delany, says he would
support the elimination of auto-
matic bids to the Bowl Champi-
onship Series as long as the teams
from his league get to play in the
Rose Bowl.
But if college football's leaders
want to turn the BCS into a four-
team playoff, Delany plans to push
back. And Notre Dame athletic di-
rector Jack Swarbrick would be on
Delany's side of the debate.
Delany was at the Intercollegiate
Athletics Forum on Thursday, part
of a panel discussion with Atlantic
Coast Conference Commissioner
John Swofford, Conference USA
Commissioner Britton Banowsky
and Mountain West Conference
Commissioner Craig Thompson.
The commissioners, university
presidents and athletic directors
who control the BCS are in the
early stages of determining the
future of major college football's

tig Ten has Rose

Controversial postseason system.. systems."
Among the many possible chang- Delany followed with a response
es is eliminating automatic bids to that drew laughs from those in the
the highest-paying bowl games and crowded hotel conference room.
having the BCS set only the match- "As long as I can go to the Rose
up for the No. 1 vs. No. 2 national Bowl, I'm OK without automatic
championship game. The other bids," Delany said. "If Brit doesn't
bowl games would be free to make want automatic bids, that's fine
deals with whatever schools and with me. And if he doesn't want me
leagues they would like, much the to have one, that's OK, as long as I
way it was before the BCS. can go to Pasadena."
Banowsky said automatic-bid Delany told reporters later: "If
status had become divisive. C- they (Banowsky and Thompson)
USA, which does not have an auto- are saying, essentially, let the sys-
matic bid, just lost three members tem be market based, I can't object
SMU, Houston and UCF -to the to that."
Big East, one of six conferences that The Big Ten and the Pac-12 have
has an automatic bid through the a long and lucrative relationship
2013 season. Thompson's league, with the Rose' Bowl. In the cur-
which also is a non-AQ conference, rent BCS set up, the champions
is losing Boise State and San Diego of those leagues play in the Rose
State to the Big East. Bowl unless they are in the national
"I feel strongly that it has been championship game. The BCS has
a negative driver from our perspec- allowed teams from other confer-
five," Banowsky said. "I hope that ences more opportunities to play in
as we evolve the BCS we do it in a the prestigious California game, in-
way that can create a more happy cluding TCU of the Mountain West
BCS without creating these class last season.

The Associated Press

MIAMI Shane Bat-
tier will be with the Miami
Heat this season. Mario
Chalmers is deciding if
he'll be there with him.
Saying he only wants "a
winning role" at this point
in his career, Battier an-
nounced Thursday morn-
ing that he would sign with
the Eastern Conference
champion Heat. Miami
let him know as soon as
the free-agency shopping
window formally opened
this week that he was the
Heat's top signing priority
- even though the team
has some question marks
at the point guard and cen-
ter spots.
"Over, the last week, I've
played out every scenario
in my head over and over,"
Battier wrote on Twitter. "It
always came back to one
thing for me: A winning
So the role Battier wants
is clear.. The role Chalm-
ers wants is as well: He'd
like'to be Miami's starting
point guard again, and
said he will decide by Fri-
day morning whether to
re-sign with Miami or ac-
cept an offer elsewhere. If
Chalmers signs with an-
other club, Miami would,
have three days to match
the offer because he is a re-
stricted free agent.
"It's in their hands," said
Chalmers, who wore Heat
gear for his workout at the
arena Thursday and aver-
aged 11.8 points per game
in last season's NBA finals.
"Let's see what they do."
Heat forward Udonis
Hasle. sounded hope-
ful that Chalmers and the
Heat can reach a deal.
"Championships are why
we play this game," Haslem
said. "If he can come here
and have an opportunity
to win a championship and
get somewhat close to the
financial things that he's
looking for, then I think it's
a perfect situation for him.'
That'll be up to him."
The Battier-to-Miami
move is a Duke reunion of
sorts. Heat CEO Nick Aris-
on has a close relationship
with Battier from their time
together in college. Nick
Arison, the son of Heat
owner Micky Arison, was
the Duke team manager
when Battier played for
the Blue Devils, including
when Mike Krzyzewski's
club won the 2001 nation
Batter wrote that the
lockout gave him a lot of
time "to consider what
was important to me at
this stage of my life and ca-
reer." Predictably, his deci-
sion was well-received by
his soon-to-be teammates.
"Happy and excited to

have u (a part) of the Heat,"
LeBron James wrote to Bat-
tier on Twitter.
The Heat are not expect-
ed to-be able to comment
on the Battier decision un-
til Friday. No contracts can
beformally signed until the
new collective bargaining
agreement is completed,
a process that is now in its
final stages. Battier who.
almost certainlycouldhave
made more elsewhere is
expected to be at Miami's
first training-camp prac-
tice, tentatively scheduled
for Friday afternoon.
"Defensive mindset, de-
fensive mentality," Haslem
said. "He's proven to be a
winner." .
The Heat have monitored
free agent center Eddy Cur-
ry for several months, even
having him in for a work-
out last season before the
lockout began, and are ex-
pected to at least give him
as look in camp. Curry has
been in only 10 NBA games
since the start of the 2008-
09 season, but Haslem
recalls times when Curry
was a matchup problem
for Shaquille O'Neal.
"If we have an opporru-
nirt add a guy like that to'
our roster, it can only im-
prove our chances," Has-
lem said. ,
NBA Development
League guard Cameron
Jones has also beeninvited
to camp. Jones has been
.with the Fort Wayne Mad
Ants this season.
Chalmers referred to
Miami as "home," said he
would like to be back, and
added that his motivation
for this season is a return
trip totthe finals.
"I had a taste of it last
year," Chalmers said. "I
want to go through it again
and actually get a ring this
For his career, Battier has
averaged 9.6 points and 4.7
rebounds. The 33-year-old
is entering his 10th NBA
season, having previously
played for Memphis and
With Mike Miller side-
lined while recovering
from hernia surgery, and
James Jones not necessar-
ily assured of returning to
Miami, the Heat wanted to
add another veteran shoot-
erwho can extend defenses
and Battier seemed like
the right fit. He's a 38 per-
cent shooter from 3-point
range for his career, and he
had 27 games with multi-
ple 3-pointers last season.
Plus, he's still considered a
strong defender.
"If he comes, he's more
than welcome," Chalmers
said. "I'd like to see him be
a part of the Heat organi-
zation. It's a good organi-
zation and I wish the best
for him."


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can sometimes be difficult
to find, so when dealing
with matters of extreme
importance, rely solely on
your own assets.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Many persons might
be able to be led, but:not
driven or pushed into
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Taking a big risk
might be okay when you
know the odds are tilted
in your favor, but when
things are not that certain,
it would be far better to
avoid taking chances.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
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right and your mate is to-
tally wrong, all you'll do is
prolong the argument.
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- If you're given some un-
familiar tools to work with,
find somebody who is ex-
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- A lack of discipline could
quickly sow the seeds for
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Annie's Mailbox

DearAnnie: I have been married to my
husband for more than nine years and
still have a problem with my mother-in-
law. When I had a bridal shower, Mom
didn't reply, didn't show up and never sent
a card. This made me feel unwelcome.
I told my husband that when we have a
baby shower, I really want his mother to
attend. Afteryears of strugglingwith infer-*
tility, we received wonderful news. We are
adopting a baby girl. My aunt offered to,
give me a baby shower, and I waited until
the judge's final decision before I said yes.
My husband told his mother how impor-
tant it was that she be there, and that not
showing up would be hurtful to me.
DUe to circumstances beyond our con-
trol, our adoption case is hung up in the
courts. We had the shower anyway, but
my mother-in-law didn't attend, saying
we don't actually have a baby yet. She
said she'd visit after we get her. Annie, it's
not about a gift. It's about caring enough
to be there. My in-laws only .visit once a
year, but they expect us to make numer-
ous trips to their home and often make
my husband feel guilty.
I can't stop feeling that my mother-in-
law doesn't accept me. Should I tell her
how hurt I am or let it go?

How should East and West card to try to defeat
this contract of three no-trump after West leads
the spade queen?
When South rebid two no-trump, North cor-
rectly raised to three no-trump. With a long minor,
no singleton or void, and no thought of a slam, re-
sponder should either raise to three no-trump or
sign off in three of his suit (if that is possible and he
is sure that three no-trump will not make).
South starts with six top tricks: two spades, two
hearts, one diamond and one club. He must make
something of dummy's diamonds. And the correct,
plan is to take two finesses.
So, declarer wins the first trick in his hand and
plays a diamond to dummy's 10. Now East must
play low in tempo.
If he takes the trick or spends some time consid-
ering that option, South will end up with an over-
trick or two. But as long as East ducks smoothly,
the defense is still alive.
Declarer will cross to his hand and lead his second
diamond. Now it is West's turn in the spotlight.

Dear Disappointed: We don't know if
Mom doesn't accept you, if she has diffi-
culty traveling or if she is simply socially
ignorant. But you can't fix what you don't
address. After nine years of marriage, it's
time to have a heart-to-heart with Mom,
in person, with your husband and your
father-in-law present. Do it in as loving a
manner as you can manage. Don't bring
up past hurts that will put her on the
defensive. Simply say how important she
is to you and how much you want her to
be part of your daughter's life. We hope it

Dear Annie:What do we do when Granny
is too old to keep driving, but won't stop?
Any mention of her not getting behind
the wheel is met with screaming rage.
Even though Grandma has had many
near accidents, she feels she is still a com-
petent driver and the other motorists are
to blame.

Dear Worried: Suggest that Grandma
enroll in the AARP Driver Safety Course
( as a way to brush up on her
skills. If she still won't give up her license
and. you believe she is a danger on the
road, enlist the help of her doctor, the
DMV and, if necessary, the police.



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3blks behind Dixie Dandy in Alford Furn, toys,
Avon, Christmas decor, new & used clothes for
all sizes. Freezer, Dishwasher, Lthr Sofa & more
Moving Sale Indian Springs. 5190 Clubhouse Dr.
Sat Dec 10th (8-12) Everything must go! Toys,
clothes, appliances, sports equip., crib & mat-
Stress, furniture, holiday items, & much more!
1787 Tennessee St. Alford
A little bit of everything
New this week:.New booth with old
Nautical items; 1960 Spring/Rocking horse;
56" Vintage Santa; 8 ft. Farm table;
60' Setee & chair; Corner cabinet
@Medford Antique Marketplace,
3820 RCC Dothan. 334-702-7390.


*'Most existing homes have one or more'
wind resistive construction features needed
? to qualify for insurance 'iscounts.
FLORIDA LAW now requires Insurance
.Co.'s to provide wind mitigation discounts.
*To get discounts (or refund) you may be
entitled to, get an inspection 'and report.
James Grant has the Florida.Professional
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*The fee for an inspection is only $150.00.
(Recently, my customers are averaging more
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S$75. Large truck load.
1Call 334-685-1248 or 334-389-7378

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, Alid Tools
West'Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.

Tree ripe satsumas and grapefruit harvested
daily $20 bags, location of grove Hwy 73 south
and Laramore Road Marianna, FL, ,follow signs
to Bar L Ranch for more info call (850)209-5506
Visit us to find great gifts for Christmas ,
birthdays or any occasion. Don't waste time in
lines at the malls or big box stores we ship
straight to your door and as always shipping is
free. We have Children toys, men cologne,
hunting gear, jewelry, xbox games and more.
KEWLSTORE.COM as Kewl as it gets.


2 Male (1 neutered), 1 FM (spayed) Adult cats
for Adoption 334-712-2.121

Adult Husky/Shepherd Mix, Male for Adoption,
Beautiful BLUE EYES! 334-712-2121
MAS $1,200 FOR BULLDOG, and $1,250 for
BULLMASTIFF; 334-806-5911
Blond FM Beagle Mix 1 yr old, Very Playful up
for adoption. Dothan 334-712-2121

BOXERPUPS AKC: will be ready for christmas.
tails have been docked and dew claws re-
moved. taking deposits now. Pickup will be two
days before christmas or christmas eve. two
solid white pups, the others'are flashy brindle.
bothparents are on site. $350. (334)692-5335.
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T Christmas babies are ready! Yorkies$400.
& up, Shih-a-poos $100. Yorkie-poos $300.,
Chi-a-poos $250. Chinese Crested $450. Older
[puppies avail. $100. 334-718-4886.
CKC Toy Chihuahua puppies 2 -females
black & white 1st shots &'wormed,
Ready to go NOW! 850-579-8895..
is proud to announce a champion sired litter.
Willbe ready with cold hoses for warm
hearts at Christmas.3 generational pedigree,
shots, and up to date health certificate
included. Starting at $600 Some retired
breeders for sale as well. 850-482-8261

LOST: Fawn Mastiff, male, in Dellwood area
850-592-2318/209-4512 REWARD
Maltese AKC Pups!
Will Deliver!
males & females ready for
Christmas. S/W,
will be small.
C all 334-703-2500
Southern Old English Bull dogs puppies vet
:checked & wormed on the 19th. 229-308-3893.
This is Ivey, rescued
from the cold,cold road.
She is nothing but
SWEET and gets along
great with my small
S children, cats and other
dogs. I can't keep her,
as my plate is already
full. She needs a warm
bed, a fenced yard and
a family who wants a
calm. sweet adult dog.
If you want to add this
Beautiful girl to your family this Christmas,

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Now Open Jackson Farms U-Pick Tomatoes
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7 days a week. 850-592-5579

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220 W. Hwy 52Malvern
o 334-793-6690

Barbie Wizard of Oz dolls boxed set of 4. $100
Bar Stools, (2) Green $20 for both
Ceiling Fan, 52', wood grain $20 850-326-5905

Blue Fox Fur Coat (White) Originally $1400, in
t nellecxE condition. Asking $ .

Bowflex Extreme Exercise Station, like new, pd
over $2000. will sacrifice for $500 850-569-2194

CHAIRS (4) padded backs & seats, light gray
fabric, sq. chrome legs, $10.00/ea. 482-2282
Concrete cylinders. 1'L x 6" diameter. $3 each .
or LOT of 81 for $175. 693-9961 Marianna
Concrete table. 40" Round w/concrete bas
umbrella hole $150. 850-693-9961 Marianna,:
Dbl Convection oven: Decor, 30", stainless,
w/optional cabinet."$100." Oven $300..673-0910
Engine for 1991 Jimmy, 4.3 Itr V6, runs fine,
$500 850-569-2194
Entertainment Center, solid oak, $200 OBO
Entertainment Center with TV $300 850-526-
Exercise Bike: wks upper/lower body, looks
rough, dirty, wks 100% $50 8.50-569-2194
Free Cats to GOOD home Neutered/Spayed,
shots current, Different Colors 850-482-4896
Front & Storm Door for MH, 32x76 $75
Twin Bed w/rails & bxspring $50 850-326-5905
Hammond Organ, Leslie Speaker, Rhythm Sec-
tion, pedals, bench $500 Firm 850-526-1414
Night Stand with one drawermed. oak color
$15 850-209-4500

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L Will Deliver. $120, 334-794-5780 Dothan
Piano, console style, good condition, $500 cash
preferred. 850-526-3474
Playstation 3 with 6 games and 1 controller,
$300 850-491-9432
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SWill Deliver. $85 334-794-5780
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Pure Platinum Coin 1/10 ounce platinum,
$230 850-569-2194
Radar Detector: Cobra Trapshooter, good con-
dition $45 850-569-2194
Shoes, New Balance, Size8W. Leather, New
Condition $20 334-389-6069
Show her she's beautiful. Mirror, full length
cherry wood easle style. $50 OBO 8502094500
Sofa and love seat: Chdcolate. Asking for $300
or best offer. Aminah 850-557-1454
Stove top: GE, Monogram cermanic, 36" black,
excellent condition $225. Call 334-673-0910
Table: Dining table/5chairs, 4x6 glass top,
white wicker. Exc. cond. $175. 850-481-2304
TV Stand. Glass, 3 Tiers, Black wood finish,
Only $50. 850-693-9961 Marianna
Wedding Dress Size 8 tag still inside -sequins
long sleeves $89. 850-592-8769
Wine Cooler: New Frigidaire 38 bottle. Reg
$399, asking $300 obo. 850-209-2506
Woodburning Stove: Heat with wood Potbelly
style $399. Charlie 850-592-8769 Dellwood FL

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Now accepting applications for 2
bedroom units. Rental assistance. No
application fee. We pay water, sewer,
and trash service. 4052 Old Cottondale
Road, Marianna, FL 32448. (850) 526-4062,
TDD/TTY 711. "This institution is an
equal opportunity provider, and employer."


BR Apartment, 3145 A Redbud Lane, Blue
Slrings, Built '08, energy efficient, $525/mo
$500 dep. 1 year lease; small pets ok with
deposit. Call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.

Camelot Apartments For Rent in Enterprise
1 BR Apartments $300/5325 mo. + $300 dep.
pool & laundry on premises, Approved Credit
Needed. Small dogs OK with pet fee.
Call 334-347-0604

2BR/1BA Concrete block Rental in Marianna,
Tile floors, washer h/u, pets ok, $300/nTo + $30
credit/bkgrnd ck. Additional houses and
apartments in Graceville 850-263-5753
2BR 1BA house, Baker Ave, Marianna. Fenced -
backyard, DW, Stove, Frig, Washe $580/mo,
$600 dep.. 1 year lease, small pets ok with
deposit. Call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.
FOR 3BR 1 BA House, 3222 Bobkat Rd
I. (Dogwood Hts) 1 car garage,
fenced, $695 +dep. Text first
4 850-217-1484 4
Austin Tyler & Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 '
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
Large 3BR 2BA Brick Home w/fish in pond &
deer in back yard $850/mo. also, 3BR 2BA Brick
Home. $650. Both in Alford lease, dep. & ref.
req. on both. 850-579-4317/866-1965

2/2 Mobile Home $450 + deposit, appliances,
washer & dryer, water/garbage & sewer in-
cluded 850-482-4455
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
%ttp://www.charloscountry living. com.
2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
1594 leave message
2 & 3 BR MH's in
Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595.
3/2 Whispering Pines, Grnwood, $390
Fridge, stove, CH/A, Garbage & water
included 850-482-8684/305-495-6059
3BR/2BA Mobile Home on 5 Ac off of Rocky
Creek Rd. Reference Required. $550. Month
lst/Last/$450dep. Call 77.2-577-0223
For Rent Greenwood, Marianna, &
Cottondale, starting @ $375/mo.
Water/sewage/garbage/ lawn maint.
included. 850-593-4700

Lg 3/2 $625 Quiet, well maintained Park,
Water/sewer/ garb/lawn included. 2/1 Duplex,
Diana Ln. Near Citizens Lodge $495,
4 Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4w
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
4 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4n


'04 Kawasaki KVF 700 Camo, 4-Wheeler,
garaged kept. Only 25 hrs. used. like new,.
$4800. t 334-648-3217 .
Honda Foreman ES 4x4 Atv's. Two 2003 models.
Both have less than 125 hours. Both recently
serviced. Both excellent condition. $2,500 each
firm. Call 334-774-3737 between 8 am and 8 pm
Yamaha '11 Raptor 700R: well maintained,
excellent condition, low hours, essential extras,
blue, $7,800. Call 334-432-5800

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5th Wheel: 28 ft Cardinal LX 5th wheel and
Chevy Silverado Dually, low mileage. $14,000
for both. 334-793-1721


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FL's Newest RV Dealer
*Store Hours*
21 Acres / 30 Brands New and Pre-Owned
Newmar Keystone Heartland Jayco
Fleetwood Prime Time Coachmen
Forest River
Service Department
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

TOW DOLLY: DEMCO Kar Kaddy II tow dolly
with hydraulic surge brakes, auto-steer
wheels, 3 new tires (including spare) $1,000
OBO. Call 334-701-7849 or 334-886-7226

34FT Stationary Motor Home for Rent
Highest rated RV Park in SE Alabama.
9 miles to Ozark/Ft. Rucker gate. Perfect for
1 or 2 people. No Deposit.. WIFI, & C able TV.
$550. Month. Call 334-774-3219


'07 Hyundai Accent 2DR, 4_cyl. white, auto-
matic, Pwr. steering/brakes. AC, am/fm/cd,
exc. cond. no accidents 110K mi.
$5500. Or Best Offer 334-389-3071.
S. **- ai, '07 Pontiac Grand Prix fully
.. loaded with leather & sun-
roof, exc cond. 334-726-3359.

BMW '07 3281, 65K mi. Silver, 4-door,
FULLY LOADED! $17,500 334-726-9500
SBuick '97 Skylark Limited:
SBlue in color. 4 door, auto-
matic, power locks, power
windows. AC, AM/FM CD.
-'- '- Runs good. $2,000 OBO.
For more info call 334-805-0502.

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Chevrolet '00 Cavalier, 2 dr, New Tires, Runs Ford '96 Explorer XLT, LOADED! 214K Mi. r
Good, $4200 334-347-9829 Day Or Evening $1900 334-400-3736

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All types of remodeling and repairs: Land Clearing, Inc. DoAniMOPwffoDoM
*Kitchens* Bathrooms Additions Doors &Windows ALTHA, PL AWADRtA08
Installed Drywall Repair Water Damage Repairs 850-762-9402 S MS WITs
SPainting Weatherization uc. in Cell 850-832-5055
(772) 285-2475 Marianna, Florida iNl OO RG TR PIT

Ford '07 Escape, Fully Loaded, Power Locks,
Power windows, Moon Roof, Well Kept,
100k mi. Good Condition, $9,000 OBO
717-824-6053 (DOTHAN)
Lincoln '08 Towncar
Signature Limited:
Silver, gray leather
interior, garage kept,
only 18k miles, fully loaded, power everything.
Must See this car!! $24,500. Call 334-792-7050
Mercury '97 Cougar XR7: 30th Annivrsary.
One clean car! 93k miles, new motor @ 47k
due to intake recall, 4 wheel independent
suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, 1 owner,
garage kept, wife driven. $4,500. Call 334-693-
3330 or 334-685-7706 and ask for Donny or Dee.

Nissan '05 Maxima: Great deal! Clean,
one owner car that has 49,000 miles on the
engine. Engine has 2 year warranty. Asking
$11,500 but will negotiate. Call 334-692-4120.
S' Oldsmobile '71 Cutlass
Supreme Convertible.
Red with white top and
,isi\' upholstery. PS. PB. AC,
8 track, electric windows,
350V8, bucket seats, rallye wheels. Automatic
transmission. Runs well. Need garage space.
$10,500. Call 334-792-1171 or 334-792-3058.
Toyota'03 Camry: Champagne, cloth interior,
56k miles, fully loaded, brand new tires.
See to appreciate! $9,275. Call 334-792-2829
Please leave message.
Toyota'05 Avalon
Limited Edition:
one owner, desert sand
mica with tan leather
interior, fully loaded,
45k miles, excellent
condition. $16,500. Call 334-347-7923

Harley Davidson '07
Softail custom with ex-
tras. 1,700 miles, $14,000.
Call Dean 334-406-0043.

HONDA '07 CRF-230F 4-STROKE,$2500.
Honda CRF-80F'07 $1500, Yamaha TTR50 '05
$750 334-718-5149

Chevrolet'11 Tahoe LT, LOADED, White, All
Leather, Captain's Chairs, DVD System, 3k
Miles. $39,500 Excellent Condition, LIKE NEW

FORD'89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
Auto, $4,600 or reasonable
offer. Call 229-334-8520.

international Tractor F1466 145HP diesel,
red in color .$5000.334-898-7995 or
105-343-9790 (2761 Coffee Springs Rd. 36318)

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Jeep '02 Wrangler Sport,
l ]. ,. ^ A C. power locks, tilt
S cruise, air, AM/FM, Hard
STop Soft Top. $4,300.
Call 213-985-2930

Lincoln '06 Navigator,
Fully Loaded with Sun
Roof. THX Sound with
DVD & 6-Disk Player.
Excellent Condition.
New Tires. $19,500 Firm
Nissan '03 Pathfinder. V6, 173k mi.
Runs Very Good. Cold Air, Very Clean.
$6200 OBO 334-794-5780
Nissan '04 Xterra, Low Miles; 53,800 mi.
1-Owner, Excellent Condition. $10,995
334-714-2129 or 334-790-4167
SUV Toyota'08 Rav-4 3rd seat, drop down
dvd, 45K mi. 1-owner, excellent condition, new
tires, $18,000. 334-899-5703
: Toyota '06 4-Runner.
.- Black. One owner. Only
"a 53,500 miles. Leather
Seats. 6 disc CD changer,
moon roof, rear spoiler,
etc. (It has all the extras) $23,500. In excellent
condition. Please call 334-596-2242.

with front end loader $3800.
334-677-7748 or 334-803-7210

Chevy '92 Silverado, black, extended cab, 350
engine, automatic, runs good, $1500 850-209-
.. Daewoo'98 220 LC3 Solar Ex-
cavator low hours, $40.000
334-792-7552. '

Dodge '02 Ram: Black Quad cab, V8, 4 x 4, 5.9
liter, New Engine, new supsenion, shocks,
tires, and brake, and 20" rims.
Price to Sell $10,000. Call 850-272-2713
Ford '08 Kings Ranch F150: Stone green with
saddle leather interior; 4 door, fully loaded,
heated seats, fiberglass bed cover, sprayed in
liner, new tires, 45k miles, running board, bug
sheild, Service record available.
$29,900. Call 334-618-7682
Ford '77 F150: Gray, 4WD, standard trans.,.
good condition, 2 owners, clean title.
$3000. Call 334-447-5316






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Friday, December 9, 2011- 9 B
Friday, December 9, 2011 91 B

Isuzu FTR '02 white in color 2411. box truck with
approx. 140K miles. Good shape $14.900 OBO
Call: 334-299-0300).
Tractor, Kubota 5000 .50 HP. 183 Hours. vith 6'
Bushhoo & 20X7' Trailer. $14,250 334-699 2346
Tractor, M9000 Kabota with Cab), ir. radio, 675
hrs, exc. cond. $21.900 also. Round Hay Baler.
535 John Deere. $5.750 .50 20925694 850-593-

1! = Cheyrolet '97 Astro Van
conversion Van raised
roof, loaded, new tires,
One owner. GREAT
condition. 52K mi $9,500.
334-897-2054 or
Ford'06 -350: 12 seat passenger van, good con.
edition, tow package, rear air, sony am-fm-cd.
5.4 V8, 126.000 miles. $8.100. 334-333-3368
Mercury'01 Villager A.C AT 133K mi.
very clean $3800. Erc. Cond.
334-803-7210 or 334-677-7748

Pontiac'04 Montana Van: Silver metallic with
gray interior, extended body. 46k miles, one
owner, New tires, front and rear AC. power
seats, power side door, CD radio with XM.
cruise control, and much more. Clean and in
very good condition. Never WRECKED!
Price to Sell. $9.250. Call 334-333-0863

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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap
ter 373. Florida Statutes, the following
application' s) for water use permit(s'i has
nave'i been received by the Northwe-st Florida
Water Management District:

Application number I 07259 tiled 11 0 11
Greg Ball. P 0. Bo.:. 207. Cottondale. FL 32431
Requesting a mai.mumr withdrawal of 230.000
gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer Sys-
tem for Agricultural Irrigation use by existing
and proposed facilities. General v.ithdrawal
locations, in Jaclson County: T05N, R12W.
Se.. 27.

Application number I 07261 filed 11 16 11
Craig Bishop Farms. Inc., 6251 Stonefield Dr.
Marianna. FL 32448. Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 2,880,000 gallons per day from
the Floridan Aquifer System for Agricultural Ir-
rigation use by existing and proposed facilities.
General withdrawal location s in Jackson
County: T04N. R0SW. Sec. 8.
Application number I 07262 filed 11 23 11
Ted L. Barter. 4095 Vallie Road. Marianna, FL
32446. Requesting a ma,.imum withdrawal of
1.105,700 gallons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation use
by existing facility. General withdrawal
location(si in Jackson County: T06N. RIOW.
Sec. 17A.

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