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:
February 8, 2012
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Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Sheriff raids two Internet cafe sites

SChipola Lady Indians

face a tough road test at

SGulf Coast. See more on

page lB.

Jackson County Sheriff's Investigator Virgil Watson carries a
computer component to the Jackson County Recycling trailer
as authorities empty out the Big Dawg Internet cafd just east
of Marianna.


Officers with the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office and representatives
of the 14th judicial circuit's State
Attorney raided two local Internet
cafes Tuesday afternoon, mark-
ing both closed as they gutted the
Computer equipment and docu-
ments were removed from Big Dawg
Internet cafd and the one at Kindel
Lanes bowling alley, both businesses
located just off U.S. 90 on the east
end of Marianna.
This is the second time both

have been shut down in the last
six months or so. Jackson County
Sheriff Lou Roberts acknowledges
that some people think the rules on
such establishments exist in a gray
area of the law, but that he believes
they are essentially illegal gaming
operations. ,
Each Internet caf6 operates in its
own way, but essentiallytheir patrons
often play sweepstakes games that,
Roberts said, constitute the kind of
gambling disallowed by Florida law.
He said the Attorney General, Gov.
Rick Scott, and a Jackson County
Grand Jury share that opinion of the
statutes as they now exist.

"If the legislature makes it legal
and regulates it, that's all fine' and
dandy," Roberts said. "I know that
the House believes they are illegal
and should be banned. The Senate
wants to regulate them. They may
well be addressing it again. But until
then, am I supposed to turn my head
and act like it's not happening? We
have sufficient established opinion
on the law that clearly requires me
to take action.
"We feel it's clear. We shut them
down five or six months ago on that
belief and I would have hoped that

See RAID, Page 7A


Boy Scout's Matthew Walker, Levin Berry and Noah McArthur work on getting
cups of chili ready Monday night during Troop 3 30th annual Chili Dinner
Fundraiser. The money raised by event goes toward paying for a one-week trip
over the summer for the scouts to Camp Alaflo in Alabama or for equipment needed
by the scouts. More than 200 tickets for chili dinners were sold for the event.

Gallery is more than art, it's a community fixture

Artist Lillie Clark has been
drawing for more than 40
years. She stockpiled her art
for a time, but then had a vision.
She wanted to start a gallery in
"I can't help but to do this," Clark
said. "It's my duty, it's my honor,
and it's my job."
That vision, LMC Impressions,
Inc., grew from a simple art gallery
however. It became The Gallery
of Arts and Culture Center, giving
children a place to study, people to
get a hot meal and some company,
and more ... peace.

See GALLERY, Page 7A

Jontavius Bellamy eats his snack of a fish sandwich and chips at The Gallery of
Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday during the center's afterschool program.

Jeff Hildebrand shows the path that a DOT truck took as a
dead dog was dragged behind it on a chain. The animal was
being taken to a disposal site. Here, he points to a fluid trail.

Man objects to dead

dog being dragged


Truck driver Jeff Hildeb-
rand lives in California,
but hauls freight all over
the country. Once when
he was traveling through
Jackson County about 10
months ago, his cat jumped
through an openwindowin
his cab and he's been look-
ing for it. ever since. When,
he comes to this area of
the country, he pulls into
the truck stop where the
cat disappeared, in hopes
that the animal will bound
out of the woods and come
to him.
It was this mission that
led him to stop in Mari-
anna Tuesday morning.
But another animal-re-
lated mission seized him
when he pulled out of a
motel parking lot across
the street. An orange-yel-
low truck bearing a state
of Florida Department of
Transportation license

plate was towing a large
dead dog on a long chain.
Hildebrand set his brake
and jumped out of his
truck with a cellphone in
hand. Running after the
vehicle, he started tak-
ing pictures. The driver,
he said, stopped about 50
yards down the road and
pulled into the median.
The driver inquired as to,
why he was chasing him.
Hildebrand said he asked
the driver whyhe was drag-
ging the dog, and that the
driver said the animal was
dead and indicated that he
was removing it from the
roadway. Hildebrand said
he asked the driver why he
didn't pick the dog up (and
put it in the bed of the ve-
hicle), instead of dragging
it. According to Hildeb-
rand, the driver replied,
'Why don't you pick it up?'
As Hildebrand continued
to take pictures, he said,

See DOG, Page 7A

Man arrested after

getting suspect package


Authorities say a Chipley
man who received a mys-
terious package at a truck
stop in Jackson County,
then dumped some of the
while be-
ing chased
by deputies,
faces mul-
tiple charges
after the in-
Dean^ cident of last
According to a press re-
lease from the Jackson'
County Drug Task Force,
Kay Sharhone Dean was
arrested on charges of hit
and run, defacing a traffic

control device, fleeing and
attempting to elude, reck-
less driving, tampering
with evidence, and posses-
sion of a controlled sub-
stance with intent to dis-
tribute. He was also cited
for littering and running a
stop sign.
According to the release,
the Cottondale Police De-
partment, the task force,
the U.S. Postal Service, the
Florida Highway Patrol, the
Chipley Police Department
and the Washington Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office worked
together in an investiga-
tion that began when the
postal service intercepted
the package.

See ARREST, Page 7A


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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, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 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;
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The advertiser agrees that the publisher
shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
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.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614

Community Calendar

n The temporary closure of Jackson Hospital's
main entrance starts today at 7 a.m. All patients
and visitors will access the hospital through the ,
new ER walk-in entrance. Patient and visitor parking
have been relocated to the rear of thehospital.
Patients using the Outpatient Center services will
continue parking in the Hudnall Medical Building lot.
The main hospital entrance re-opens in late spring.
n Free Tax Preparation/e-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (8:30
a.m. fo 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment.
D Free Tax Prep at Chipola 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Chipola College, room M-201. Busi-
ness instructor Lee Shook and student volunteers
provide free tax preparation and electronic filing
(individual returns only). Call 718-2368 for an
appointment; walk-ins may have a longer wait.
) Homecoming Week Feb. 6-10 at Hope School
in Marianna. Wednesday: Student talent show, 9:30
Job Club r-10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Goodwill
Industries Career Training.Center, 4742 Highway 90
in Marianna, providing free job seeking/retention
skills. Call 526-0139.
) Early Learning Coalition of NW Fla. Board
of Directors Meeting -11 a.m. at the Workforce
Center, 625 US Hwy 231 in Panama City. Join the
conference call at 1-888-808-6959 (guest code:
7475102). ,
Chipola Retirees Meeting -11:30 a.m. at the
Gazebo Coffee Shop & Deli in downtown Marianna.
Retirees, spouses and friends welcome.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Building
and Grounds Committee Meeting 5:30 p.m. in
the community room of the Hudnall Medical Office

. Homecoming Week Feb. 6-10 at Hope School
in Marianna. Thursday: Pep Rally and Homecoming
Dance, 9:30 a.m. .
) Free Tax Preparation/e-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment.

n Free Yoga Class 5:30 p.m. at Chipola Fitness
Center, 4230 Lafayette. St. in Marianna. Mats
provided..Offered in partnership with the Jackson
County Health Department's Closing the Gap
program, Call 482-6221.
Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board Career Council Meeting 5:30 p.m. at
463,6 Highway 90 West, Suite K, Marianna. The
board's general meeting follows at 6 p.m. Call 718-
. Grand Ridge Town Council Monthly Meet-
ing 6 p.m. at the Grand Ridge Town Hall. Public
welcome. Call 592-4621.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

B Homecoming Week Feb. 6-10 at Hope School
in Marianna. Friday: Falcon Colors Day (blue, gold,
and whIe); and team members travel to Gainesville
to compete in the Special Olympics Florida State
Basketball Championship..
Free Employability Workshops "Budgeting
Workshop:," 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; "Employ Florida
Marketplace," 10 to 11 a.m.; "Computer Basics 101,"
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and "'Spanish Workshop," 3 to 4
p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Center. Call
718-0326 to register.
Business Seminar 9:30 to 11:30 a.m: Chipola
College offers a small business seminar entitled,
"Marketing Series, Part 1: Introduction to 21st
Century Marketing." Register at
Marketing. For.information, contact Elissa Severson
at 718-2441, e-mail or visit
Building M, Office 208A.
a Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 10-11
at Chipola College in Marianna. Friday: Chipola vs.
Walters State at 11 a.m.; Chipola vs. San Jacinto
at 2 p.m.; Golf Outing forChipla basbasll alumni
and friends, 2 p.m.,at Indian Springs Golf course;
and an alumni social at Beef '0' Brady's, 6:30 p.m.
to midnight. Call. 718-2243 bradfordm@
n Register for Food Giveaway Mt. Olive Baptist
Church in Bascom and Kevin Chambliss Crusades
will distribute a box of food to 500 families on Feb.
25. Register Feb 6-17 by calling 850-394-9188 or
850 394-9942,8 a.m. to noon or 2 to 6 p.m.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and

hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856 or 573-1131.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Second annual Chattahoochee Smoochie
5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run 9 a.m. EST
r. ace start (8 a.m. EST registration) at 400 Park St.,,
Angus Gholson Nature Trail; Chattahoochee. Race
details are at Proceeds
benefit Rotary Club Boys and Girls Youth Program
and Running Moms scholarship fund.
Paper Piercing Class 9 a.m. to I p.m. in the
Wesley Building at the Marianna First Methodist
Church. Jackson County Quilters host "Beginner.
Paper Piecing," an introduction to paper piecing for
quilt making. Cost: $10. Class limit: 10 people. For
reservations and list of supplies, call 209-7638.
a Chipola Baseball Alumni Weekend Feb. 10-11
at Chipola College in Marianna. Saturday: Chipola
vs. Walter's State, 11 a.m.; Alumni Home Run Derby,
1 p.m.; and a $100-a-plate pro baseball dinner and
auction, 6 p.m. at the Trammell Camp in Blount-
stown. Cali 718-2243 or email-bradfordm@chipola.
Turkey Shoot Fundraiser -1 p.m. at AMVETS
Post 231, north of Fountain (east side of US 231, just
south of CR 167). Cost: $Za shot. Call 850-722-
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

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

Free Employability Workshops "Interview
Workshop," 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and "Resume '
Workshop," 10 to 11 a.m. at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326 to register.
n Orientation 10:30 a.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Marianna. Reg-
ister for free job placement and computer training
classes and learn about services offered to people
with disadvantages/disabilities. Call 526-0139.

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

The Marianna Police De-,
partment listed the following
incidents for Feb. 6, the latest
available report: One accident
with no injury, one reckless
driver, one suspicious person,
one report of shooting in the
area, 19 traffic --- .
stops, one lar- .
ceny complaint, -
one juvenile 'CtR_ ME
complaint, one
assault, one
noise disturbance, three ani-
mal complaints, one assist of
another agency and one public
service call.

The Jackson County Sheriff's

Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for Feb. 6, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale Police depart-
ments): One accident with no
injury, one dead person, one
stolen tag, one stolen vehicle,
one abandoned vehicle, three
suspicious vehicles, two suspi-
cious incidents, two suspi-
cious persons, three burglar-
ies, one physical disturbance,
two verbal disturbances, two
pedestrian complaints, one
prowler, one residential fire,
call, one woodland fire call,
one complaint of burning, 20
medical calls, one traffic crash,
two burglar alarms, one fire
alarm, one panic alarm, three

fire alarms, 20 traffic stops,
three larceny complaints, one
criminal mischief complaint,
two civil disputes, one found/
abandoned property report;,
two juvenile complaints, two
animal complaints, three assists
of other agencies, one public
service call and two transports.

The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Ezra Roy, 28, P.O. Box 38,
Slocomb, Ala., driving while
license suspended/revoked,
possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of drug
) April Tiller, 34, 3184 Willow

St., Cottondale, possession of
Xanax, possession of meth, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
) Timothy Beauchamp, 47,
826 Cascade Lane, Marianna,
dealing in stolen property.
) Christopher Davis, 20, 501
Branch St., Chattahoochee,
hold for Gadsden.
) Randy Kent, 35, Potter Lane
(no numeric given), Bristol, vio-
lation of conditional release.
S)) James Turner, 31, 2198
Lovewood Road, Cottondale,
aggravated assault with deadly
weapon, burglary with assault/
battery, grand theft.


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).

4204 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL

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4-H Explorers

study CPR



Special to the Floridan

The 4-H Explorers Club
held its monthly meeting
on Jan. 19, at the Jackson
County Extension Office.
Club members continue
to "explore" a different life
skills topic to study togeth-
er each month. The unit
of study for January was
"CPR-Lifesaving Skills."
While the children learned
these important skills, the
adults had the opportunity
to earn their certification
in the lifesaving course.
Engineer Brent Cara-
way was the instructor for
the Explorers Lifesaving
Skills course which began
with classroom instruc-
tion followed by hands-on
learning. Instructor Cara-
way taught the group the
proper course of treat-
ment to use for an adult,
a child and an infant that
are in distress. Students
and parents learned the
chest compression rate
and breath rate to admin-
ister to a victim'in need of
oxygen due to an injury or
health emergency such as
a heart attack.
They had the opportu-
nity to put their knowledge
to the test, as they used
mannequins to perform
resuscitation techniques.
Caraway also demonstrat-
ed the universal sign for
choking and how to help
a choking victim by use of

the Heimlich maneuver.
The standing room only
class was well received
and extremely beneficial
to club members and their
parents who also par-
ticipated in the class. The
next Explorers meeting in
February will "explore" nu-
trition, taught by leaders
Connie Young and Cheryl
4-H is the youth devel-
opment program of the
Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service and the Uni-
versity of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural
4-H is open to all youth
between the ages of 5-18
regardless of gender, race,
creed, color, religion or
disability. The focus of 4-H
is to provide young people
with opportunities to de-
velop life skills through
participation in commu-
nity clubs, project clubs,
day camps, residential
camps, school enrichment
programs, and competitive
For more information
about joining 4-H or start-
ing a 4-H club in your
community,, contact the
Jackson County 4-H Agent,
Ben Knowles, at 482-9620.
For more information
about the Explorers Club,
contact the club leaders
Connie Young at 482-5824
or Cheryl Robinson at

Jeffrey Edwards practices listening for breathing of a victim before
performing CPR.

Jacob Hayes demonstrates the proper way
to give chest compressions to a victim in

Students Kayli Obert, Jordan Sloan, Amanda Carnley, Jed Hamilton and Jeremy Obert listen to engineer Brent Caraway.

Beef Conference

and Trade Show

will be on Feb. 22

Special to the Floridan

The 27th annual North-
west Florida Beef Confer-
ence and Trade Show will
be held on Wednesday,
Feb. 22 at the Jackson
County Agriculture Con-.
ference Center, located at
2741 Pennsylvania Ave. in
The event begins with
registration and the Trade
Show opens at 7:30 a.m.
The program begins at 8:15
a.m. and ends withjlunch.
Following lunch there will
be an optional Cool Sea-
son Variety Tour held at
the North Florida Research
and Education Center,
Agronomy Unit north of
Marianna. There is a $5 per
person registration fee for
the event.
The focus of the Beef
Conference this year will
be "Making the Most of
New Opportunities." 2012
promises to be a very in-
teresting year in the cattle
business. Cattle producers
should get the highest pric-
es they have ever received
when they market their
cattle this year. Because
of increased costs, how-
ever, they will also have
the greatest risk with more
invested than ever before.
For these reasons Dr. Walt
Prevatt, Auburn University
livestock economist, was
chosen to be the keynote
speaker..He will provide a
cattle market outlook for
2012 and beyond, and also



Special to the Floridan

There were no marriages
or divorces recorded in
Jackson County during the
week of Jan. 30-Feb.3.


share ideas for managing
cow costs.
Kevan Tucker, Clarke
CountyAlabama Extension
Coordinator, will share
ideas on how to capital-
ize on these higher market
prices. Nicholas DiLoren-
zo, University of Florida
beef nutrition special-
ist, will discuss nutrition
management, and Doug
Mayo, Jackson County Ex-
tension Director, will share
ideas on how to increase
herd performance, to help
ranchers improve the effi-
ciency of their operations.
The Beef Conference also
features a trade show of
businesses that offer goods
and services to cattle pro-
ducers in the region. Time
will be provided to visit
with the company repre-
sentatives to learn about
new products and sugges-
tions they have for beef
cattle operations.
New this year, Farm
Credit is offering you the
opportunity to replace
your tired, well-worn cap
with a brand new Farm
Credit cap during the Beef
Conference. Bring your old
cap to the meeting and
Farm Credit will exchange
it for a new Farm Credit cap
- just in time for planting
For more information on
the Beef Conference, con-
tact Doug Mayo, at 482-
9620, or on the Internet:



Downtown Marianna


Debbie Briggs, owner, opened Something Special in November 2005. Briggs offers
flowers, plants, inexpensive gift items, gift baskets, Willow Tree, balloons and more.
.Briggs grew up in her grandparents' family business and always had a desire to open
a business. With the help of her husband David and family, her dream came true. Something
Special is located at 2133 Porter Ave. in Grand Ridge. Their phone number is 592-2162. From
left, JR Moneyham, Mary Daniels, David Briggs, Debbie Briggs, Teresa Brown and Helen

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Other Opinion

Prisons must


cope with

elderly inmates

Scripps Howard News Service

In the mid-1990s, there was a mini-wave of
"granny dumping." Elderly people, aban-
doned by families, showed up at hospitals and
Salvation Army facilities,.often with a note to the
effect: "Please take care of her. We no longer can."
That cold-hearted solution is not a
U.S. prison system bracing for the time when, if
is increasingly running geriatric facilities behind
bars for prisoners too ill, infirm or incompetent
to be left to themselves.
For the moment, the numbers aren't terribly'
large 124,000 federal and state prisoners 55
and older, including 26,200 who are 65 and older
but the growth rates are alarming.
A recent Human Rights Watch report shows the
number of prisoners older than 55 is growing at a
rate six times that of the rest of the prison popu-
lation. The number of prisoners 65 and older
increased 63 percent from 2007 to 2010, while the
total prison population rose just 0.7 percent.
The reasons given for the trend toward an aging
prison population include longer mandatory
minimum sentences and life without parole. And
there's a new development: More people over age
50 are committing crimes. In Ohio, the number of
new prisoners over age 50 grew from 743 in 2000
to 1,815 in 2010.
The medical costs of elderly prisoners, who are
generally uninsured, are steep. In Georgia, ac-
cording to the report, the average annual medical
cost ofa prisoner over 65 is $8,565; for a younger
one, it's $961.
There are other costs, too, such as retrofitting
prison cells, bunks, bathrooms and showers to
make them handicapped accessible. There is
also the cost of training prison staff to deal with
inmates with dementia or Alzheimer's and related
problems of incontinence and erratic behavior.
Simply releasing inmates has legal and regula-
tory obstacles. If those are overcome, often the
inmate has no place to go. And, according to the
report, many nursing homes don't want ex-fel-
ons. Some people have no choice but to simply
stay in prison if they're lucky, in one that has
hospice care.
"Granny dumping" is not an option for the
prisons. The judicial system h-as already made
the prisons the dumping ground, and it is not a
problem a humane society can ignore.

Contact representatives
U.S. Congress

Rep. Steve Souitherland, R-2nd District
1229 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235

Sen. Bill Nelson (D)
Washington office :
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
,Phone: (202) 224-5274

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Volunteer military has drawbacks

Tampa Bay Times

s U.S. forces come home
/- from Iraq after nine years
at war, the nation is facing
professional troops sufficiently
bruised and isolated from Ameri-
can society that home defense ex-
perts whisper we may need major
changes in military education and
even a conscription-based national
youth service program to reboot
our fighting forces.
Painful reminders are everywhere
of an unpopular U.S. military ven-
ture that began with grave strategic
miscalculations and is ending with
violence and political instability in
Iraq. In Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai
is openly contemptuous of his U.S.
protectors, while Afghan security
-forces murder allied officers.
These U.S. military campaigns
have cost $1.31trillion, helped
cripple the economy, extinguished
6,400 American lives, more than
150,000 Iraqi and Afghan lives
and left disturbing rates of suicide
and posttraumatic stress disorder
among returning U.S. veterans.
The wartime shortcomings of the
all-volunteer military are a legacy,
in part, of the draft's end 40 years
ago. There's been a growing discon-
neqt between the American public
and the U.S. armed forces.
Outgoing joint chiefs chairman
Adm. Mike Mullen declared last.
year that "America no longer knows
its military, and the U.S. military no'
longer knows America." I
As late as the 1980s,-some 40
percent of 18-year-olds had at.
least one veteran parent. By the
1990s, that number had dropped
to 18 percent. A recent Pew poll
confirmed that only 33 percent of
Americans between 18 and 25 now
have a family connection with the
In short, almost 70 percent of
military-age Americans no longer
have direct ties to the military. Most
Americans simply no longer have
the same personal stake they once
did in the military's actions.
Waning public interest has al-
lowed the military to operate in a
kind of self-imposed moral

isolation that has weakened the
U.S. officer corps, the backbone of
the volunteer force.
The challenge facing the Ameri-
can military today is as much
moral and ethical as budgetary and
The state of constant war has
exposed serious limitations in our
high-tech, all-volunteer force. This
force, the envy of militaries around
the world, was created in the wake
of Vietnam.
Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize-
winning University of Chicago
economics'professor, saw the.
military as a labor force that would*
respond to economic imperatives
like any other: the appeal of a job,
a steady salary and a secure career.
Friedman's economic theory ended
the unpopular draft.
Forty years later, the American
people's instinctive interest in
their troops' welfare has inevitably
Tentative questions about the
sustainability of the volunteer
military, and the growing civilian-
military cultural divide, began to
surface in earnest last year. The
drumbeat picked up this past fall
at Washington's respected Center
for a New American Security on the
issue of military suicides. :
Military suicide victims drawn
from 1 percent of the popula-
tion now represent more than
20 percent of reported suicides
"Can the all-volunteer force be
viable if veterans come to be seen
as broken individuals?" CNAS
researchers asked.
The consensus among enlisted
soldiers and officers I've spoken
with recently is that the.235,000-
member U.S. officer corps, the
volunteer forces' engine, is in a
state of professional and ethical
Several studies have documented
the flight of junior officers from
the Army and Marines since Iraq
spun out of control in 2005 and
2006. Repeated deployments have
left even the best officers stretched
thin, overworked and often
Despite their tactical and

technological sophistication,
mid-level officers are divided over
shifting strategic aims and military
doctrine, wavering civilian lead-
ership, bureaucratic rigidity and
indecisive in-theater operations.
The way forward is a systematic
retooling of how our professional
military educates and chooses its
leaders and recruits its soldiers.
Contemporary U.S. officers require
technical expertise in the military
sciences, the traditional core of a
military education. But they need
an equally sophisticated grasp of
international relations, political
history, legal systems, languages ,
and foreign cultures.
The military's emphasis should
be on rigorous graduate studies
for commissioned officers and
ongoing education for noncommis-
sioned officers and senior leaders
that meet the standards of the best
civilian universities. Officer selec-
tion should broadly reflect Ameri-
can society, rather than discour-
age recruitment from among the
nation's economic and social elites.
To reduce the military's isolation
from civilian life, the Pentagon
should begin by deeply cutting
manpower and supporting re-
newed conscription in the form of
a three-year mandatory national
service program (including civilian
energy, education, infrastructure,
environmental and urban service
options) for all Americans between
18 and 25, with special benefits for
military service.
A well-designed national service
program is not a comprehensive
prescription for what ails the U.S.
military. It is not a return to the
draft. But it would restore a needed
sense of civic responsibility among
young Americans. It would sup-
ply manpower demands during
wartime and replace most private
contractors with responsible en-
listed troops.
Most important, it would recon-
nect our standing military forces
with the restraining influence and
support of the American people.

Russ Hoyle, author of "Going to War," is a jour-
nalist who has worked for the New York Daily
News, Time and The New Republic.

Jobless rate falling; cross your fingers

Scripps Howard News Service

If there is such an animal as an
economic report of unalloyed
good news, the January unem-
ployment report was as close as it
gets, especially seen in the context
of the recession and the tremen-
dous hurdles in emerging from it.
The economy added 243,000
new jobs last month. Excluding the
Census bulge and March and April
of last year, this is the biggest burst
of hiring since March 2006. The un-
employment rate now has fallen for
five straight months, a reassuring
sign of recovery and one not seen
since the end of 1994.
The politically sensitive unem-
ployment rate, stuck at around 9
percent for most off 2011, dropped
to 8.9 percent in October and
continued dropping to 8.3 percent
last month. That was something of
a surprise, because as the economy
picks up, more people flock back
into the workforce which, of
course, is a good thing, but until

they find jobs the unemployment
rate can rise again even though
more people are working.
That 8.3 percent was the lowest
since February 2009, the month
after President Barack Obama took
office. The nadir for unemployment
in our current cycle was 10 percent
in October 2009.
Lest we forget what good times
looked like, in 2006 and almost all
of 2007 the jobless rate never got
out of the mid-4 percent range.
Last month's job growth was
spread across many economic sec-
tors: professional services, retail,
construction, leisure and hospitali-
ty. Only state and local government
employinent showed declines.
Hard-hit manufacturing added
50,000 jobs, the most in a year, and
a separate survey, from the trade
group Institute of Supply Manage-
ment, showed manufacturing in
January expanding at its fastest
pace in seven months.
All economic reports come with
"on the other hand" disclaimers,
but even here the bad news is not

as bad as it was. The economy
added 1.82 million jobs last year,
twice as many as in 2010. That
still leaves 12.8 million Americans
unemployed; that's the fewest since
the recession ended in June 2009,
for what comfort it's worth. -
Even the "tinderemployment"
rate reflecting part-timers who
want, but can't get, full-time work
and those who have quit looking
altogether fell from 15.2 percent
to 15.1 percent.
For Obama to benefit politically
from these numbers, two things
have to happen: The economy has
to continue improving through the
fall, and voters have to viscerally
feel that the economy is indeed
getting better.
Stuart Hoffman, chief economist
for PNC Financial Services Group
Inc., told Reuters about this newest
report: "I think this is a sign that
maybe the economy is reaching
the holy grail ofa self-sustaining
economic expansion."
Oh, Mr. Hoffman, we do sp hope
you're right.

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P partners for Pets, a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter at 4011
Maintenance Drive in Marianna, is having a Valentine's Day
Raffle. Two separate items are being raffled off. The first is a
basket filled with Valentine goodies and a dinner for two at PoFolks.
The second is a dinner for two at Ollies in Compass Lakes in The
Hills and a necklace and bracelet. Tickets are available at Partners for
Pets for $1 each or six for $5. The drawings will be held Feb. 10 at the
shelter. Come on guys and win one of these two gifts for your special
sweetheart and support your local shelter at the same time. ABOVE:
This basket of goodies is one of two Valentine's Day-themed prizes
being raffled off as a fundraiser'for Partners for Pets.

C.A.R. seeks help for

military families

Special to the Floridan

Blue Springs Society of the National
Society of the Children of the American
Revolution is helping military families
through their committee for Veterans.
Chairman Laurence Glover is asking area
citizens to help with the "Hero Miles"
program, a service that provides military
members, their family and/or friends
with complimentary round-trip airfare,
sending them to the bedside of our iri-
jured service members recovering at a
military or VA medical center, as a result
of injuries sustained in overseas con-
flicts. Flights are made possible through

frequent flyer mile donations made by
individual airline passengers. ,
To learn how to donate miles go to
To let Blue Springs Society, N.S.C.A.R.
know of your donation please send an
email to be-
fore the end of February.

Property tax cut proposal dies

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE A ballot proposal
that would have further slashed property
taxes for Florida homeowners failed on a
tie vote in a House subcommittee Tues-
day after opponents said it would shift
the tax burden to non-homestead prop-
erties and "bully" local governments.
Supporters argued the proposed state
constitutional amendment (HJR 1289)
would have helped .cure inequities
among homeowners created by the ex-
isting Save Our Homes amendment.
Voters, though, still will have a chance
to cut property taxes through another
proposal lawmakers last year placed on
the November 2012 ballot. Amendment
4 includes a "super exemption" for pri-
mary homeowners except for school tax-,
es as well as some relief for businesses
and other non-homestead properties.
The proposal -that went down 7-7 in
the House Community and Military Af-
fairs Subcommittee would have added

.another non-school tax super exemp-
tion for primary homeowners. It also
would have authorized the Legislature
to increase homestead exemptions in
the future.
"It lets the state bully local the govern-
ments and say 'We know best, we're go-
ing to take your money; you figure out
how to fund all the things you need to
do with less money,'" said Rep. Freder-
ick Costello, R-Ormond Beach. "That's
Costello's comment drew a retort
from Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone
"This bill isn't bullying," Van Zant said.
"In fact, it is defending our citizens to
stop the decades of bullying through
property taxes that have been invoked
on them by local government."
Van Zant said the proposal spon-
sored by Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford,
should be passed as a step to eventually
eliminating property taxes and replacing
them with a sales tax increase.

State Briefs

No smoke alarms in
home where girls died
officials say there were no
smoke alarms in the Pen-
sacola rental home where
two young girls died.\
The Pensacola News
Journal reports the fire
started in the bedroom
where 8-year-old Te'Laysia
Jackson and 10-year-old
Te'Sjohnna Sanford were
sleeping early Monday.
Witnesses told firefight-
ers the girls' stepfather
tried to rescue them, but
the intense flames kept
him from getting inside
the bedroom.
The newspaper reported
Tuesday that the call came
into the Pensacola Fire
Department at 1:36 a.m.
Monday. The first truck
arrived five minutes later
to find the home fully en-
gulfed in flames.
Officials say one fire-
fighter injured his shoul-
der fighting the fire.
The cause of the fire
is under investigation,
though officials say foul
play is not suspected.

Neighbors cry foul
when truck overturns
Neighbors in a South
Florida neighborhood had
to deal with a smelly situ-
ation after a sewage truck
Officials say about 100
gallons of Waste spilled
from an All Star Toilets
sewage tanker when it hit
a utility pole and rolled
over Monday afternoon in
Pembroke Pines.
Fire Rescue spokesman
Tom Gallagher told the
South Florida Sun Sentinel
that no hazardous mate-
rial response was needed.
He says the sewage was
treated and all chemicals
used were biodegradable.
A Pembroke Pines street
cleaner "vacuumed up"
the sewage. Officials say
the foul odor went away
once the waste and the
truck were removed.
Officials say the driver
was wearing a seat belt
and was not injured.

Cops: Boy, 11, tried to
set student on fire
-Authorities say an
11-year-old boy cornered
another boy in the bath-
room of a Tampa Bay area
middle school and tried to

set him on fire.
The Tampa Bay Times on
Tuesday reported the boy
aimed a can of Old Spice
body spray at the boy and
lit the stream. The incident
happened Feb. 3 at Gulf
Middle School in New Port
New Port Richey po-
lice say the victim was
trapped in the bathroom
stall and could not escape.
the flames. According to
police reports, he was not
seriously injured but his
pants briefly caught on
fire and the hair on his
arm was singed. Police say
the boy was arrested and
charged with aggravated,
battery. He was taken into
juvenile custody.
No further details were ,
immediately available.

Teen stabbed during
fight at school
thorities say a student was
stabbed during a fight at a
Miami Lakes high school.
School officials say the
fight occurred Tuesday
afternoon at Barbara Gole-
man High School.
According to the Miami
Herald, two male students
got into a fight with a
third student, who pulled
a pocket knife. The third
student then cut one of his
two attackers in the back.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
responded and took the
wounded student to
a Miami hospital. His
injuries didn't appear to be
The identities of the
students weren't being

released. It wasn't imme-
diately clear what criminal
charges would be filed.

Fla. appeals school
funding decision
torney General Pam Bondi
is appealing an appellate
court's decision in a school
funding lawsuit to the
Florida Supreme Court.
Bondi noted in papers
filed Monday that the 1st
District Court of Appeal
has certified the mat-
ter to the justices as a
question of "great public
The appellate court
last year turned down a
request from state officials
to prevent the case from
going to trial.
The suit alleges state
public school funding and
policies fail to meet con-
stitutional requirements
to provide children with a
high quality education.
It was a rare and divided
ruling by the full appellate
court rather than just a
three-judge panel.
The judges split 8-7. The
suit was filed on behalf of
two advocacy groups and
parents and students in
Duval and Pasco counties.

Fla. Senate boosts
schools by $1 billion
Florida Senate is propos-
ing a nearly $1.2 billion
increase in state spending
on schools.
A Senate panel on
Tuesday rolled out its
initial school budget that
includes the proposed

increase. The Senate
proposal to boost state
support for schools would
increase per-student fund-
ing by 3.1 percent.
Gov. Rick Scott warned
that he would veto the
2012 state budget if law-
makers did not set aside
a significant amount of
money for public schools.
The House is scheduled to
vote on a budget later this
week that would increase
per-student funding by
2.27 percent.
Sen. David Simmons,
R-Altamonte Springs and
chairman of the Senate
education budget com-
mittee, wants to use some
of the extra money to pay
for intensive reading train-
ing for students attending
low-performing schools.

Ex-Sen. Dawson to
plead guilty in case
MIAMI Former state
Sen. Mandy Dawson is
planning to plead guilty
to tax charges arising out
of a high-profile political
corruption case.
Dawson's intention to
plead guilty was included
in a federal-court filing
Monday by her attorney.
A judge set an April 21
deadline for her to enter
the plea.
Federal prosecutors say
the 55-year-old Dawson
evaded thousands of
dollars in taxes and failed
to file tax returns. The
charges carry a maximum
13-year prison sentence.
Through anaide,
Dawson was paid about
$82,000 for legislative

support by Dr. Alan Men-
delsohn.of Fort Lauder-
dale. He pleaded guilty in
2010 to several corrup-
tion-related charges and is
now in prison.
Dawson, a Democrat,
represented parts of
Broward and Palm Beach
counties for six years in
the House and 10 in the

Scientists find
hotspots for turtles
searchers using satellite
tracking have discovered
new feeding hotspots in
the Gulf of Mexico provid-
ing:important habitats
for at least three separate
populations of loggerhead

Patsy Sapp,
Licensed Agent

The sites are off the coast
of Southwest Florida and
the northern tip of the
Yucatan Peninsula.
A team of scientists
intercepted female logger-
heads on land and outfit-
ted them with satellite tags
at study sites in the Florida
Panhandle, Casey Key and
Dry Tortugas National
Park. They then tracked
the females' migrations
and used a new method to
determine when they had
arrived at the two areas.
U.S. Geological Survey
researchers said if they can
accurately predict where
sea turtles will feed, they
can focus conservation
efforts on prime foraging
From wire reports

Tim Sapp,

Tim Cell (850) 209-3595
Office (850) 526-5260
Fax (850) 526-5264
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Marianna, FL 32446

Sneads City Election Voter Registration Deadline
There is an election scheduled for the Town of Sneads, Florida
on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
The purpose of the election is to elect TWO members of the City Council. The seats
to be filled are Groups I & H, and are for two-year terms each.
City residents wishing to vote in this election must be registered to vote by Monday,
March 12, 2012. Voter registration applications are available at Sneads City Hall or
at the Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Candidate Qualifying Dates
Qualifying for the Sneads City Election Groups I & II will begin Monday,
February 20, 2012, at 7:00 am and end on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 12:00 noon.
Anyone wishing to run in the election must be a qualified voter and live in the City
limits df Sneads. Those wishing to qualify must pay a qualifying fee equal to 5% of
the annual expense account of the office and must file the necessary qualifying papers.
You may do so at the Sneads City Hall located at 2028 Third Avenue.
For more information please call 593-6636.





This book shelf in the Grand Ridge School Library was filled with famous figures
rendered in bottle form by students in Heather Lewis' sixth-grade social studies class.
Students are allowed to pick out what famous figure they wish to showcase and then
they present three facts about the individual.

From Page 1A

the driver turned on his
heel, got in the truck and
pulled away. By this time,
Hildebrand said, the ani-
mal's entrails were visible
well away from the body.
Hildebrand called the
Jackson County Sheriff's
Office. He said the deputy
looked at his pictures and
indicated that the situa-
tion was. not a criminal
offense and was in fact a
normal way of handling
such situations.
Hildebrand said he was

From Page 1A

As the investigation
progressed, authorities
allowed it to be delivered
as planned to a residence
on Sapp Road. Officials
say the resident there,
unnamed in the press re-
lease, delivered it to Dean
in the parking lot of the
Love's Truck Stop.
Once Dean received
the package, the highway

From Page 1A

"It's not really about art,
it's about helping people,"
Hardin said.
Clark teamed up with
her friend Doris Hardin,
now the gallery's admin-
istrator, and together
they opened the center
in October 2011. They
decorated and painted,
working to make the
space something not only
they would love, but the
public as well.
The gallery's adminis-
trator, Doris Hardin, said
there's about 30 pieces
of art on the walls, and
even more tucked away in
portfolios, From rippling
horses galloping into the
unknown to pirouetting ,'

From Page 1A

shocked at what he con-
sidered inhumane treat-
ment of the remains, and
surprised by the informa-
tion he received from the
deputy. A Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
spokesman said that DOT
does not consider this
the best way to handle
the problem, but that it
sometimes may be neces-
sary to do so because it is
the most expedient, and
therefore the safest route
for the retrieving officer
and the motoring public.
Ideally, said Public Infor-
mation Director Ian Satter,
animals killed on the road-
way are picked up and put

patrol and officers with the
Cottondale Police Depart-
ment tried to pull Dean
over in the 1994 gold Ford
Crown Victoria he was
driving on Corbin Road in
Jackson County near the
Washington County line.
Dean sped up on the
shoulder of the road, how-
ever, and struck a road
sign before continuing on
his way, authorities said.
The highway patrol at-
tempted a special ma-
neuver on Dean's vehicle
in an attempt to stop it,.

ballerinas posing onstage,
the art itself spans all
sorts of themes. It's also
displayed in several dif-
ferent mediums; a tiger
stalking out of the forest
was painted on wood,
as was a proud Native
American Chief. Several
quilts are.also on display,
along with some vases.
Any local artists are en-
couraged to display at the
gallery, Hardin said.
But the gallery wasn't
finished changing yet. It
now provides an af- "
terschool program for
students Monday through
Friday from 3-6 p.m.,
giving them a safe, loving
place to come to after
school, said Hardin.
"It shows them some-
body other than their .
parents care about them,"
Hardin said.

raid at the business was
carried out. Both say they
believe the owners have
a right to offer the games

in the bed of the officer's
truck and taken to a prop-
er disposal site, such as a
waste facility or to an area
for burial. Owners are no-
tified of the animal's death
if they can be located. No
collar could, be found on.
this animal by which to
identify the owner, .and the
department does not have
the resotirces to check for
Hildebrand said he can
hardly imagine a circum-
stance where officers
would have to drag an ani-
mal by a chain.
"They could bring some
help and put them in the
truck, instead of dragging

but Dean continued and
traveled onto Jarous Road
in Washington County,
according to authorities.
Allegedly speeding, he
then turned west on to
Alford Road: Throughout
this portion of the chase,
authorities said, he was
throwing things from the
vehicle, including the
postal box, packaging
and a vacuum-sealed bag
that had about a quar-
ter-pound of high-grade
On Alford Road, near

The duo help the chil-
dren do their homework,
listen to their problems;
and feed them a hot meal.
More importantly, said
Hardin, they encour-
age them to strive to be
good people, to continue
studying. "
"Our goal is just that
kid's minds are changed,
that they want to be
productive members of
society," Hardin said.
The center is working
to become a nonprofit
in order to start applying
for grant money to cover
the various expenses
associated with caring
for children and a gallery.
'Everything it has now
. comes from Hardin and
Clark's own pockets or
The center needs vol-
unteers, computers, labor

they would. have waited and that customers have a
on a decision to re-open right to enjoy them.
until the legislature re-ad- Davis said she finds it in-
dressed it. They didn't do suiting for the state to try
that, and I have to carry to further regulate what
out the law. I'm not here she, an adult, does with
to dictate morality on this. her money. -
We'll abide by the law, the "I pay my bills, I give
way it stands on the book. my God 10 percent of my
With all the interpretation earnings, and the rest
and direction from the should be up to me," she. Deputy Bruce Ward of the Ja
community and the courts said. "I'm not out killing, reaches inatruckforsuppliesa
at this point, I don't see stealing, drugging, I'm officers prepare to unload the
where I have a choice." coming out here to relax hardly stand it. They say
Roberts said that no per- and enjoy myself. If I want it's gambling. Well, you're
sonal charges are being to take $20 in and spend gambling every day any-
filed at this time against it here, I ought to'be able way with so many things.
anyone connected to the to do that. What right do When you go in the gro-
operations. they think they have, try- cery store and plunk down
Both patrons of the Big ing to make that decision some money and you get
Dawg, Gail Davis and Wil- for me? home and the meat's no
ford Pittman stood in the "It really burns me up. good, that was a gamble.
parking lot watching as the It makes me so mad I can When you get up and drive

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them like they're entering
them in the Rose Parade,"
he said. "It's incredibly
inhumane. Our dogs are
Americans with inalien-
able rights, just like we are.
I could not believe what I
was seeing and what I was
Satter said the DOT some
years ago .amended its old
policy of simply dragging
animals off to the side of
the road and letting nature
take its course, and that
the department does all in
its power to be as.humane
as possible in dealing with
animal remains and at the
same time do what's best
for the safety of humans.

its intersection with Kent
Road, Dean pulled to
the shoulder and was
The vehicle had traveled
at more than 111 miles an
hour at times during the
chase, authorities said.
Dean was initially
booked into the Washing-
ton County Jail to await
first appearance on the
The case investigation
continues, and other ar-
rests could be pending,
authorities said.

and supplies to enclose
their front porch and food
to continue providing
meals for their students.
Clark and Hardin want
to continue providing
activities not only for the
children, but for other
locals..A senior garden is
planned, as well as com-
puter classes.
"We want them to walk
away with peace and
know that there's love in
this place," Hardin said.
"That there's some-
one that cares in the
The center is open
Monday through Fridays
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The center is located
at 5236 Highway 273 in
For more information
about the center or
directions, call 263-3111.

ckson-County Sheriff's Office
is he and other law enforcement
Big Dawg Internet cafe.
down the street, that's a
gamble that you're going
to get home safe."
Pittman said he sees no
difference in the Inter-
net 'caf6 and the state's
own lottery games, and
hopes that they emerge
victorious from legislative



Shannon Sewell sorts through a pile of
clothes at the Altrusa International of.
Marianna Yard Sale Saturday. The
annual event was packed with customers
taking advantage of warm weather and clear
skies to hunt for bargains. Altrusa President
Gina Stuart said the sale was among the best
in the club's history. The event was believed
to have made more than $1,000. The money
raised by the yard sale will go toward Altrusa's
efforts to help community outreach programs
such as the Coats for Kids Campaign, and
donating backpacks filled with school.
supplies to area schools for children in need.


Taylor McDaniel and Jared Padgett with
Prodigy, the Graceville High School
Show Choir, perform for the gathered
educators and their families at the Jackson
Teacher of the Year ceremony Monday night.



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Court: CA gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

The Associated Press

eral appeals court on Tuesday
declared California's same-sex
marriage ban unconstitutional
but agreed to give sponsors of
the bitterly contested,'voter-ap-
proved law time to appeal the
ruling before ordering the state.
to resume allowing gay couples
to wed.
The three-judge panel of the
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap-
peals ruled 2-1 that a lower court
judge correctly interpreted the
U.S. Constitution and Supreme
Court precedents when he de-
clared in 2010 that Proposition 8
- a response to an earlier state
court decision that legalized gay
marriage -was a violation of the
civil rights of gays and lesbians.
"Proposition 8 serves no pur-
pose, and has no effect, other
than to lessen the status and hu-
man dignity of gays and lesbians
in California, and to officially
reclassify their relationships
and families as inferior to those
of opposite-sex couples," states
the opinion written by Judge
Stephen Reinhardt, one of the
court's most liberal judges.
However, the appeals panel
took pains to note that its deci-
sion applies only to California,

Supporters of gay marriage react outside the James R. Browning United
States Courthouse after a federal appeals court declared California's ban
on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday in San Francisco.

even though the court has juris-
diction in nine western states.
California is the only one of
those states where the ability for
gays to marry was granted then
rescinded, the court noted in its
narrowly crafted opinion.
"Whether under the Constitu-
tion same-sex couples may ever
be denied the right to marry,
a right that has long been en-
joyed by opposite-sex couples,
is an important and highly con-
troversial question," the court
said. "We need not and do not

answer the broader question in
this case."
The ruling will not take effect
until the deadline passes for
Proposition 8's backers to ap-
peal to a larger panel of the 9th
Circuit. Lawyers for the coalition
of conservative religious groups
that sponsored the measure said
they have not decided if they will
seek a 9th Circuit rehearing or
file an appeal directly to the U.S.
Supreme Court.
"We are not surprised that
this Hollywood-orchestrated

attack on marriage tried in
San Francisco turned out this
way. But we are confident that
the expressed will of the Ameri-
can people in favor of marriage
will be upheld at the Supreme
Court," said Brian Raum, senior
counsel for the Alliance Defense
Fund, a Christian legal aid group
based in Arizona that helped
defend Proposition 8.
One legal analyst said the U.S.
Supreme Court might not agree
to take up the case on appeal
because the appeals court fo-
cused its decision exclusively on
California's ban.
"The ruling is on the narrowest
ground possible," said University
of Santa Clara constitutional law
professor Margaret Russell.
Supporters of gay marriage
praised the ruling as historic.
"The message it sends to young
LGBT people, not only here in
California but across the coun-
try, (is) that you can't strip away
a fundamental right," said Chad
Griffin, president of the Ameri-
can Foundation for Equal Rights.
He formed the group with direc-
tor Rob Reiner to wage the court
fight against Proposition 8.
The panel also said there was
no. evidence that former Chief
U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker, who
struck down the ban 18 months

ago, was biased and should have
disclosed before he issued his
decision that he was gay and in
a long-term relationship with
another man. Walker ruled after
the first federal trial to examine
if the U.S. Constitution guaran-
tees same-sex couples the right
to marry,
Proposition 8 backers had
asked the 9th Circuit to set aside
Walker's ruling on constitu-
tional grounds and because of
the thorny issue of the judge's
personal life. It was the first in-
stance of an American jprist's
sexual orientation being cited as
grounds for overturning a court
Walker publicly revealed he
was gay after he retired. Sup-
porters of the gay marriage ban
argued that he had been obliged
to previously reveal if he wanted
to marry his partner like the
gay couples who sued to over-
turn the ban.
In its ruling Tuesday, the panel
majority said it was unreason-
able to presume a judge cannot
apply the law impartially just be-
cause he is a member of the mi-
nority group at issue in a case.
"To hold otherwise would dem-
onstrate a lack of respect for the
integrity of our federal courts,"
the opinion said.

Lawyer: US nonprofits

caught in Egypt aid dispute

The Associated Press

CAIRO Americans facing trial in
Egypt over activities of their pro-democ-
racy groups have been caught in a dis-
pute between the U.S. government and
Egypt over aid, a lawyer representing the
Americans shid Tuesday.
In a measure of the depth of the ten-
sions, an Egyptian government del-
egation abruptly canceled meetings in
Washington with U.S. lawmakers set for
Monday and Tuesday, after angry Ameri-
can officials warned the clash could
jeopardize around $1.5 billion in annual
foreign aid to Egypt.
A senior Egyptian official confirmed
that the government has objected for
years to die U.S. directing part of its aid
to pro-democracy and human rights
groups, calling the practice illegal and
acknowledging that a cut in U.S. aid
could follow: .
The dispute has led to 19 American
workers with the groups facing trial and
six banned from leaving Egypt. Among
the sixis Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Trans-
portation Secretary Ray LaHood. A num-
ber of Americans have taken refuge in.
the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
German Foreign Minister Guido West-
erwelle said Tuesday that he summoned
the Egyptian ambassador to protest Cai-
ro's decision to prosecute two Germans
in the case. *
The affair began with raids by Egyp-
tian security forces on 17 offices of 10
advocacy groups last month, evoking
denunciations from the U.S. and other
countries. It also reinforced charges by
Egyptian protesters that the military

rulers who took over a year ago from
ousted President Hosni Mubarak are
perpetuating his regime's oppressive
tactics. The investigation into the work
of the nonprofit groups is closely linked
to the political turmoil that has engulfed
the nation since the ouster of Mubarak,
a U.S. ally who ruled Egypt for nearly 30
The military rulers charge that the
groups fund and support anti-govern-
ment protests. The military claims that
"foreign hands" are behind the opposi-
tion to their rule. They frequently de-
pict the protesters as receiving funds
from abroad in a plot to destabilize thp
country. ''
Lawyer Tharwat Abdel-Shahed said
Tuesday that Egypt's ruJers-objected to
the funds for the groups being deducted
from U.S. -aid to the government. "This
has sparked the government's anger," he
said Tuesday, putting the total funding
directed to the groups at $45 million.
Egypt is the second largest recipient of
U.S. foreign aid, after Israel. The U.S. is
due to give Egypt $1.3 billion in military
assistance and $250 million in economic
aid in 2012.
Over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the
clash over the advocacy groups has
thrown U.S. aid to Egypt into doubt. .
Fayza Aboul-Naga, the Egyptian min-
ister for international cooperation, said
earlier that Egypt has been protesting a
"unilateral" U.S. measure to direct part
of its economic aid to human rights and
democracy groups since 2004, according
to her office. She described it as political
funding that is not allowed.

Looking for work? There's an app for that

The Associated Press

Looking -for a 'promising
career in a lousy econo-
my? A new study suggests
you're apt to find it in apps
- the services and tools
built to run on smart-
phones, computer. tablets
and Facebook's online
social network.
The demand for applica-
tions for everything rang-
ing from games to quan-
tum physics has created
466,000 jobs in the U.S.
since 2007, according to an
analysis released Tuesday
by technology trade group
The estimate counts
311,000 jobs at companies
making the apps and an-
other 155,000 at local mer-
chants who have expanded
their payrolls in an eco-
nomic ripple effect caused
by increased spending at
their; businesses.
The study asserts, this
so-called "app economy"
is still in the early stages
of a boom driven by the
mobile computing and
social networking crazes
unleashed by Apple Inc.'s
iPhone and Facebook's
online hangout.
"This is a telescope into
what the future looks like,"
said Michael Mandel, the
economist hired by Tech-
Net to put together the
report. "This is one part
of the economy that is

actually expanding and
hiring. ,Once you point
people in that direction,
they can realign their
compass pretty quickly."
Not all the jobs being cre-
ated in the app economy
require geeky credentials.
TechNet reasons every
apps -programming job
hatches another position
in other non-technical

areas such as sales, mar-
keting, human resources
and other administrative
The TechNet study found
that the highest concen-
tration of app jobs is in the
technology hotbeds of the
San Francisco Bay area (15
percent of the positions),
New York (9 percent) and
Seattle (nearly 6 percent).

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Former NFC coach Cokely picked to lead Bulldogs


The Marianna Bull-
dogs have a new head
football coach, and he's a
name high school football
fans from Florida should
recognize. -
Tim Cokely, who led
Northwest Florida Chris-
tian to six state champion-
ships in 12 years as coach,
will return to Florida to
coach at Marianna High
after spending the last two
seasons at Greater Atlanta
Christian in Norcross, Ga.
Cokely started at NFC in
1995, winning state titles in
1996, 1998, 1999,2000, and
2001 in his first stint with
the Eagles, and won again
in 2008 in his first season

back with the school af-
ter spending three sea-
sons at Colquitt County in
Moultrie, Ga.
The coach won 17 games
in two seasons at Greater
Atlanta Christian, but will
inherit a Marianna pro-
gram that has won just 12
in the past three years.,
But Cokely said he's ex-
cited about the opportuni-
ty to return the Bulldogs to
prominence after having
observed from afar the en-
vironment that surrounds
the program.
"We used to play Mari-
anna (at NFC), so I know
they have a rich tradition
in football," he said. "If you
ask me what high school
football is supposed to be,
with that city and the way

New Marianna High School football coach Tim Cokely gives
instructions to his players during a practice with his former
team Greater Atlanta Christian in August 2011. Cokely was
named the new head coach for the Bulldogs on Tuesday.
they support that team standard that was set a
that way, that's what it's long time ago."
supposed to be. Cokely won 79 percent of
"It's an honor for me to his games with the Eagles,
be the coach. I'm going to but was just 14-18 in two
work hard to uphold the seasons at Colquitt County

before returning to NFC in
In 2010, the coach took
over a Greater Atlanta
Christian team that fin-
ished 1-9 the season be-
fore and led them to a 9-3
campaign and a playoff
The school'went 8-2 in
With his son Spencer
graduating from high
school and his other son
Sam set to attend FSU in
the fall, Cokely said the
time was right to make
the move back to North
After having discussions
with MHS and principal
Mary Sue Neves, Cokely
said he thought it was a
great fit.

"I make decisions in my
life for what's best for my
family," he said. "With my
son graduating in Atlanta,
we had an opportunity to
see what was out there.
(Having family close) was a
part of it, but I think in the
past when I was a younger
man, it was about climb-
ing that ladder and trying
to find the most money
and ambition, ambition,
"At this point in my life, if
I haverft learned anything
else, I've learned that you
work for people more than
anything, and I really liked
the people at Marianna. I
like that part of the coun-
try. It was an easy decision

See COKELY, Page 2B

Prep Baseball

Austin Lockart takes a swing Monday during the Malone
Tigers' baseball practice.

Malone looks to

o overcome youth

dkent@jcfloridian:om '

After losing their best
player and two best pitch-
ers from last year's team,
the Malone Tigers will rely
on a senior and a group of
young players to step up
and lead the way to a suc-
cessful season in 2012.
The Tigers went 14-12
last season, but lost their
top two starting pitch-
ers in left-hander Derek
Orshall and right-hander
Sean Henry.
Henry had a solid sea-
son for Malone in 2011,
posting a 3.52 earned run
average with 58 strikeouts
to 33 walks, and four com-
plete games.

Orshall, however, was
the Tigers' ace for the past
three seasons, posting a
team-best 2.71 ERA last
year while also leading
the ieam in hitting with a
.367 average.
Malonee coach Max
Harkrider said it will
be hard to replace both
"Everybody knows what
kind of a pitcher Derek
was for us, so nobody is
going to replace him. We
need two or three guys
to step up their game to
pick up where he left off,"
he said. "Sean Henry was
a real good pitcher for us

See MALONE, Page 2B


Major road test

Lady Indians

look for rare win

at Gulf Coast

The No. 19 Chipola Lady Indians
will travel to Panama City today to
try to do what they've done just
once in coach David Lane's eight
seasons at Chipola beat the Gulf
Coast Lady Commodores on the
road. ,
The No.4 LadyCommodores (18-
3) are 5-2 in the Panhandle Con-
ference and just a game behind
first-place Pensacola State, while
Chipola (15-8) comes into today
at 3-4 in.the league and in need
of another victory to keep pace
with third place Northwest Florida
State (4-4 in the Panhandle).
Gulf Coast won the first match-
up 72-63 on Jan. 21 in Marianna,
but if the Lady Indians can win
the rematch, it will give them a leg
up in the race for the conference's
third state tournament berth.
"If we win, it puts us in a good
position, and if not, it just makes
the path a little more difficult. But
by no means would we be out of
it," Lane said. "I would just assume
go ahead and win it and help our-
selves out a little bit."
The coach said he actually be-
lieves his team matches up well
with the Lady Commodores
despite the result of the first
"They've got some strength in-

Chipola's Kristine Brance goes up for a shot in a game against Pensacola State
on Saturday.

side and so do we," Lane said. "But
our guards didn't shoot the ball
well the last time we played them,
and they got off to a good start. We
had to play catch-up the entire
time and couldn't really do it."
He said the keywas to play smart
on offense and riot make mistakes
that feed into Gulf Coast's tran-
sition attack, which seems even
deadlier at home. I

"Our offense just wasn't very
clean (in the first game) and that's
going to lead to easy baskets for
them at the other end. If we can
get them in the half-court, we
think we'll be in great shape, but
we feel that way with every team,"
the coach said.
The Lady Indians were handled

See CHIPOLA, Page 2B

Wallace's Peter Seiden steals base before Chipola's Edgar Delgado applies the tag during a
game Tuesday.

Chipola trounces Wallace, 15-2

Media General News'Service ,

OZARK One big in--
ning was all the Chipola
Indians needed' to defeat
the Wallace Govs. But for
good measure, the Indi-
ans tacked on a couple of
more. After Wallace briefly
took a 1-0 lead in the sec-
ond inning, Chipola ex-
ploded for seven runs in
the top of the third. Tack
on five additional runs
in the fourth inning and
three more in the seventh,
and the Indians cruised
to a 15-2 whipping of the
"This is the best we've
played all year," said
Chipola coach Jeff John-

son, who saw his team
improve to 5-4. "It's good
to see -us play like this.
We hadrit been getting
big hits when we needed
them, and our pitching
hadn't been that good. But
today we got both."
And what does Johnson
credit this turnaround to?
"We worked the heck out
of them yesterday in prac-
tice and it paid off today,"
he said. "We had a home
run and we played good
defense. We had been
struggling defensively."
As for Wallace coach
Mackey Sasser whose
team fell to 1-3, he said
"Our guys have got to grow
up. I can't use that excuse

of us being a young team
because all of these guys
played together in the fall.
They've got to learn how
to play the game at this
level. We left several 0-2
pitches right out over the
heart of the plate. When
you do that, you're going
to get beat. We've got to be
able to mentally prepare
ourselves or it's going to
be a long year."
Sasser's Govs briefly
took the lead when catch-
er Clay Fenwick led off the
second inning with a solo
home run over the left
field fence. But in the top
of the third, the Indians


Indians, 'Dores prepared for

crucial conference showdown

After picking up perhaps
their biggest win of the
season Saturday night, the
Chipola Indians will hit
the road tonight in search
of another key win as they
take on the Gulf Coast
Commodores in Panama
Chipola (19-5) and Gulf
Coast (13-10) come into
the game tied for third
place in the Panhandle
Conference standings at 3-
4, just a game back of sec-
ond place Pensacola State
The Indians beat the Pi-
rates 61-48 on Saturday in
a virtual must-win game,

though to
carries pi
same import
"From her
definitely a
more," Chip
Headrick sa
. The first
tween the
Jan. 21 in
'a late 3-po
Frazier allow
modores to

Chipola's Trantell Knight looks to make a play 'during a game
Saturday night against Pensacola State.

night's game late 2-point deficit to take him, so we've got to do
practically the a 63-60 win. a better job of contain-
rtance for both Headrick said that if ing him," the coach said.
the Indians are going to "You've also got Rodriguez
re on out, they turn the tables this time, and Humose, and those
ll count even they'll need to do a better three guys combined to
ola coach Jake job against the Gulf Coast score 47 of their 63 points.
id. guard trio of Frazier, Jose Their guards outplayed
meeting be- Rodriguez, and Marcus our guards, so we've got to
teams was on Humose. be ready for them.
larianna, with "Chad Frazier is as good "We know what's on the
inter by Chad of a guard as there is in line. We've got to go over
ving the Corn- the league. He really hurt
overcome a us the first time we played See INDIANS, Page 28L

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At age 23 Yani Tseng is already
a 5-time major champion.


From Page 1B

fairly easily by Pensacola
State on Saturday night
at home, falling to the No.
4 Lady Pirates 71-60 in a
game that Lane said there
wasn't much to take from.

From Page 1B
there and try to find a way
to steal one on the road."
The first loss to Gulf Coast
was one of two games in
which the Indians had 2-
point leads in the final 40
seconds only to end up
In a conference race this
tight, Headrick said his
team couldn't afford to give
any more games away late.
"We've talked about fin-
ishing games, and I hope
our guys are to a point
where if we've got a lead
in the last minute, we can
try to find a way to win
from here on out," he said.
"Obviously, they beat us at
home, and it will be a lot
tougher to beat them at
their place."
Fortunately for the Indi-
ans, they'll be playing this,
game with starting cen-
ter Joseph Uchebo, who
missed five conference
games with a knee injury
before returning Saturday
against Pensacola.
Uchebo played just 16
minutes in that game, but
grabbed eight rebounds

From Page 1B
too. He really stepped up
for us last year apd did a
great job."
Senior Nick Breeden will
be counted on to be the
new ace of the staff after
picking up three victories
and two saves as a junior.'
Breeden also batted .300
last year with a team high
16 RBI, and will bat in
the middle of the batting
"We expect a lot out of
Nick this year," Harkrider
said. "He's the only senior
I know to have been in the
fire. How he plays for us
this year is huge. He's been
with me since the seventh
grade. It's his team. Maybe
he can do what seniors are
supposed to do."
Junior Brett Henry,
sophomores Jonathan
Sikes, and Robert Orshall,
and junior Sneads trans-
fer Garrett Harris will also
be counted on to help out
on the mound, though
Harkrider said that none
have yet grabbed hold of a
spot in the rotation.

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to come to Marianna."
Neves said& she was very
excited to see what Cokely
could do at MHS. .
"I believe coach Cokely's
leadership and experi-
ence will be huge assets for
building a championship
football program at Mari-
anna High," she said. "I do
believe we've hired an out-
standing football coach."
Despite his resume of
accomplishments, Cokely
said he didn't think it was
necessary to play up his
past success to his new


The Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia
- Yard Tseng unleashed
her new, more powerful
swing at Royal Melbourne
on Monday, playing nine
holes of practice to hone
the tweaks to her technique
and familiarize herself with
the sandbelt course that
will host the Women's Aus-
tralian Open this week.
Tseng started 2011 with
a title at the,Women's Aus-
tralian Open and went on
to win a total of 12 tourna-

"We didn't play very
well. It was a lot of the
same mistakes we've been
making," he said. .
"We just need to play
better and learn from
the mistakes we're con-
stantly making. At some
point in time, it has got to
Tonight in Panama City

and made his presence
known on the court.
"Obviously, we're a lot
better team when he's on
the court," Headrick said
of the 6 foot, 11 inch, 250
pound big man. "He's just
a guy that takes up space
in the paint whether he's
clearing out space for of-
fensive rebounds and
put-backs, or sitting down
in the lane and making
guards rethink penetrating
because he's there.
"He, does a great job for
us, and he's a smart player.
He knows how to play and
he's competitive. He's had a
great year for us and we've
been a different team with
him on the floor."
If Chipola wins, it will
move to 4-4 in league
play and finish the sec-
ond round of conference
games at 3-1, which was
Headrick's stated goal after
his team's 1-3 start.
, "To get to 3-1 is really
where we wanted to be,"
he said. "A win would put
us where we need
More than- anything, this
is about our guys having
a will and finding a way to
go out there and make it

"We've got several guys
that can throw strikes, but
I don't think we have that
one dominant arm like
we've had with Derek the
past three years," he said.
"You want that guy that
you know when he's on the
mound you've got a real
good chance to win. Last
year with Derek and Sean,
we had two pretty good
"Nick might be that guy,
but he's never been that
guy before. It's his year to
see if he can do it."
The Tigers will need to
pitch well with a great deal
of unanswered questions
about the offense.
Malone struggled to
consistently score runs all
of last season, and it could
be a similar story this year
after losing one of its only
two .300 hitters from last
"It's going to be the same
deal offensively for us. I
think we can be a little
better hitting team, but we
won't know until we play
the games," Harkrider said.
"Everybody looks good
in the cage. It's when the
game starts that it counts.

"I really don't know what
my record is. I don't look
back at it," he said. "That's
in the past. The things I'll
talk about are in the future
and my vision for MHS
What we know for sure
is not a part of that vision
is the Wming-T offense that
the Bulldogs have run for
the past five years, first
brought to the school in
2007 by Rob Armstrong
and continued on when
Steve DeWitt took over in
"The Wing-T is definitely
out the window," Cokely
said. "It's not because it's
not a good offense. I just
don't know it and don't run

ments, including two ma-
jors and seven on the LPGA
Tour to finish with the No. 1
ranking by a wide margin.
The 23-year-old Taiwan-
ese golfer started prepar-
ing for the 2012 Australian
tournament which on
Thursday kicks off a three-
week Asian swing before
the LPGA Tour moves to
U.S. soil next month in Ari-
zona by watching how
Tiger Woods and Co. han-
dled Royal Melbourne Golf
Club's Composite course
during the Presidents Cup

would be a good place
to start, but Lane said he
knows from past experi-
ence how difficult it is to
win there, particularly
with how the Lady Com-
modores' shots tend to
fall with more regularity
in their home gym.
"For whatever reason,
,they shoot the ball so

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came back with a
Ladson Montgomery-
and Edgar Delgado led off
with back-to-back singles.
After being bunted over
by Sasha LaGarde, Tyler
Bocock dribbled an in-
field single back toward
the pitcher that scored the
first run. After a walk and
a- pop out, Kaleb Barlow
came through with the big
hit the Indians were look-
ing for.
With two outs, Barlow
'hit a three-run, bases
clearing double in the gap
between center and right
field. Austin Southall fol-
lowed with an RBI a single
to right field, and Jerad
Curry capped off the scor-
ing with a three-run hom-
er over the left field fence.
That chased starting and
losing pitcher Jose Ortega
from the game.
After Peter Seiden's RBI
double scored the Govs
second run, The Indians
added five more runs
in the top of the fourth.
Chipola got RBI singles

We've got guys capable of
hitting, but we've just got
to do it.
"I have no clue about the
order yet. We're still figur-
ing out each kid's hitting
ability, where they can hit
and where they're com-
fortable, and how we can
score some runs. We'll
have to bunt, hit and run,
and move people over.
We're definitely not go-
ing to win any shootouts.
We have to pitch and play
defense, which is what
we try to hang our hat on
The arrival of Harris,
who hit .307 for Sneads
last year, could help, but
Harkrider said he wants to
see his new second base-
man produce first hand.
"Garrett has some abil-
ity, but I haven't seen him
under the lights to see how,
he'll react," the coach said.
"But I have a lot of faith
that he will play well. He'll
hit at the top of the order
somewhere. He's got a clue
of how to play, and he's a
good guy too. He's meshed
in well here.I think he'll do
pretty well."
Austin Lockhart will start

it. I want to spread them
out and try to affect the
defense by putting the ball
in the air. We like to throw,
but obviously you have to
have someone who can
throw it, so we'll mold the
team around the talent we
However, Cokely said
his teams aren't built on
finesse football, btit be-
ing physical on defense
and strong throughout the
"Philosophically, we put
our best players on de-
fense because we want to
have a tough, physical de-
fense. The defense sets the
tone for the team," he said.
"Your execution can be off

in November.
"I watched many holes
and ... I learnt a lot from
the TV," she said Tuesday.
"I know which places you
better not go and the strat-
egy to play. It worked out
pretty well.
"You are going to use a lot
of imagination to play on
this course."
Her nine holes Monday
gave her an even better ap-
preciation of the layout at
Royal Melbourne, which is
hosting a women's tourna-
ment for the first time.

much better at home," he
"If we're not ready for
that, they'll get rolling
and one or two shots lead
to five or six. We've got
to slow them down and
make them work to have
some more success. That's
what we have to focus on

from Jordan Poole and
Curry. But most of the
runs came via a gift from
the Govs. With the bases
loaded, Barlow hit a high-
hopping ground ball to
short stop. The ball was
thrown away, and three
runs scored, giving the In-
dians a 12-2 lead.
The Indians capped off
their scoring in the sev-
enth inning with three
more runs. Bocock had
an RBI single and Poole
added a two-RBI single.
Jerry Coram picked up the
win for the Indians on the
"Our team is mostly
.sophomores, but we are
still learning to play to-
gether because a lot of the
.guys are transfers," John-
son said.
The Indians will host
Walters State and San
Jacinto this Friday and
"We've got to get healthy
on the mound," Sasser
said. "I think when we get
a couple of our pitchers
back, we'll be okay."
The Govs will play at
home Monday against
Darton and Wednesday
against Andrew College.

at catcher, IBreeden will
play shortstop when he's
not pitching, and Antwain
Johnson will play a little
bit of everywhere and hit
in the middle of the order
,when he returns from the
basketball team.
The Tigers will be a new
district this season, with
the Paxton Bobcats poten-
tially the team to beat.
Harkrider said he Wasn't
sure where his team fit in
due to the lack of experi-
ence, but he believes the
Tigers are capable of play-
ing with most anyone.
"We're counting on sev-
eral freshmen and sopho-
mores, but it seems like
we're doing that every year
here lately,'' he said. "I
don't know a lot about the
new district, but I think
all of the teams are pretty
close. We'll work hard to
try to get better and have a
chance at the end."
The Tigers will play pre-
season games Thursday
andSaturdayin Cottondale
against Altha and Ponce
De Leon before opening
the regular season Feb. 13
against Seminole County
in Donalsonville, Ga.

offensively, and your de-
fense can keep you in the
The coach said gain-
ing that physicality starts
in the weight room, and
building the program back
into a winner starts "one
day at a time."
"We try not to get too
deep philosophically, but
we want to have one good
day tacked on to another
good day," Cokely said.
"We want those good days
to lead up to spring ball,
and then have one good
practice at a time. You can
only control what happens
today. If you work hard
each day, eventually good
things will happen."

Ar rf orts

High School Boys
District tournaments
begin this week for Jack-
son County teams, with
Marianna the only host
The Bulldogs will take
on Walton on Friday in the
District 1-4A semifinals
at Marianna High School
at 7 p.m., with the winner
to advance to Saturday's
district title game against
Pensacola Catholic
The Malone Tigers will
play in the semifinals of
the District 1-1A tourna-
ment on Friday in Poplar
Springs against the
winner of Laurel Hill and
Bethlehem The cham-
pionship game will be
played Saturday at 7 p.m.
The District 2-lA
tournament in Ponce De
Leon started Tuesday
night, with the winner of
Vernon and Wewa to play
Cottondale on Friday at
7.30 p.m and the winner
of Sneads/Altha and
Gracevlle/PDL to play .
Friday at 6 p.m.
The championship
game will be Saturday at

High School
Thursday- Blountstown
at Sneads, 4 p.m., and 6
p.m.: Liberty County at
Marianna, 4 p.m and 6
Friday- Cottondale at
Altha, 6 p m.

Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's
and women's basketball
teams will travel to Pana-
ma City today to take on
Gulf Coast before staying
on the road Saturday for
games against Tallahas-
see Community College.

Chipola Baseball
Chipola will return
home Friday for games-,
against Walters State at 11
a.m and San Jacinto at 2
p m and on Saturday will
take on Walters State at
11 a.m., and San Jacinto
at 5 p.m.

Chipola Softball
The Lady Indians will
travel to Gulf Shores, Ala..
this weekend for games
Saturday against Pearl
River at 1 p.m., Middle
Georgia at 5 p.m. and
Faulkner State at 7 p.m.,
followed by match-ups
the next day with Gordon
College at 9 a.m and Ala-
bama Southern at 1 p.m

he Malone/Bacom
Baseball League will be
holding registration for
ages 5-12 at Malone Town
- Hall on Saturday and Feb

11 from 8 a.m. to noon
both weekends.
Please bring a copy of
birth certificate. Registra-
tion fee will be $40 per.
child. For more informa-
tion, contact Jamie Floyd
at 569-2343. or Michael
Padgett at 569-5917, or.

Alford Baseball/
Softball Sign-up
Alford baseball and
softball sign-up will con-
tinue for the following two
consecutive Saturdays at
the same time, with Feb.
18 the last day to sign up.
T-Ball (5-6 years of age)
costs $45. with AA (7-8)
$55. AAA (9-10) $55.
O'Zone (11-12) $65, and
softball (9-12) $65.
A copy of your child's
birth certificate and r.egis-
tration fees are due at the
time of registration
For more information.
contact Patricia Melvin
at 326-2510. Tracy Jones
at 628-2199. or Margie at

Chipola Baseball
Alumni Weekend
The Chipola Baseball
Alumni Weekend will be
held Friday and Saturday
at Chipola College.
On Friday Chipola will
play Walters State at 11
a.m., and San Jacinto at
There will be a golf out-
ing for Chipola Baseball
Alumni and friends at 2
. p.m. at Indian Springs
Golf Course, and an
Alumni Social at Beef 0'
Brady's from 6:30 p.m. to
On Saturday, Chipola
will play Walters State at
11 a.m., with an Alumni
Home Run Derby at 1
p.m., and a $100 per plate
Pro Baseball Dinner and *
Auction set for 6 p.m. at
the Trammell Camp in
For more information,
call 718-2243 or email

5K Run
The Second Annual
Chattahoochee Smoochie
5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile
Fun Run will be held Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time at 400
Park St.. Angus Gholson
Nature Trail in
Chattahoochee. ,
Registration will be at
8 a.m. Eastern Standard
Race details are at
Proceeds benefit Rotary
Club Boys and Girls Youth
SProgram and Running
Moms scholarship fund.

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams (34) runs between New England Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson (95) and
defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the first half of the AFC Championship game.

Ricky Williams done with football, again

The Associated Press

Ricky Williams is retiring
from the NFL.
This time, however, it ap-
pears to be for good.
The 34-year-old Williams
told the Baltimore Ravens
on Tuesday that he won't
be back to fulfill the sec-
ond year of a contract he
signed in August. Playing
as a backup to Ray Rice
this year, Williams ran for
444 yards and scored two
He also became the 26th
player in NFL history to
reach 10,000 yards, rush-
ing, reaching the plateau
in the season finale at
Williams retired pre-
viously before, the 2004
season when facing a
four-game suspension for

violating the league's drug
policy. He returned in 2005,
then left to spend the 2006
season with Toronto of the
Canadian Football League.-
On his Twitter account,
Williams said he intends to
"do something really spe-
cial" in the. next phase of
his life.
He told the University of
Texas, where he won the
Heisman' Trophy, "I have
to thank coach (John) Har-
baugh and the Ravens or-
ganization for the oppor-
tunity they gave me this
year. I had so much fun
and really appreciated the
chance to finish on such a
great note."
After his college career at
Texas, Williams broke into
the NFL in 1999 with the
New Orleans Saints. Mike
Ditka, then coach of the
Saints, traded all the team's
draft and first- and third-

round picks in 2000 to pick
Williams fifth overall.
Williams spent only three
years with New Orleans,
but during over 11 years
in the league he had five
1,000-yard rushing seasons
and finished with 10,009
yards on the ground.
Williams led the NFL in
2002 with 1,853 yards rush-
ing for the Miami Dolphins
and received his lone Pro
Bowl invitation that sea-
son. He backed that up
with 1,372 yards in 2003,
giving him what remains
the two most productive
rushing seasons in Dol-
phins history.
Although Williams' last
start was in 2009, fie en-
joyed coming off the bench
for the Ravens.
."It's been interesting,"
he said in November. "It's
been an adjustment for
me, but I love the organi-

zation and I love my team-
mates so I'm having a good
time. I'm enjoying myself.
Anytime you play a team
sport, the success of the
team really makes every-
thing better. It's nice."
Baltimore went 12-4 this
season and lost to New
England in the AFC cham-
pionship game.
During that November
interview, -Williams was
asked whether playing as a
backup could possibly ex-
tend his career.
"At this point, my focus
is just to finish my career
strong," he said. "I'm not
even thinking two or three
years down the line. 'But
one positive about not car-
rying the ball is my body
does feel good."
Williams scored 73
touchdowns over his ca-
reer, all but eight of them
on the ground.


Contador may still

appeal doping ban

The Associated Press

MADRID Alberto
Contador is considering
appealing his two-year
doping ban handed down
to him by. sport's highest
court, maintaining his in-
nocence a day after being
stripped of his 2010 Tour
de France title.
Contador'said Tuesday
he has no plans to re-
tire from cycling despite
hinting previously that
he might quit if banned
for testing positive for
clenbuterol on his way to
winning a third Tour title,
which was taken away
from him with Monday's
ruling. I
Contador said he com-
pletely disagreed with
the Court of Arbitration
for Sport, which rejected
his claim that his posi-
tive doping test for the

muscle-bnilding steroid
was caused by eating con-
taminated meat.
"Something doesn't
work with the system,"
Contador said at a crowd-
ed news conference in
his native Pinto, on the
outskirts of Madrid. "We
will fight as far as we
need to demonstrate my
Contador 'said his
lawyers are examining
whether to appeal to Swit-
zerland's supreme court,
which is the only body he
can still turn to in hopes
of being exonerated.
"I've tried everything
to understand this rul-
ing, but I cannot. I can-
not understand this ban
they have handed me,"
Contador said. "If there is
anything else I can do to
prove my innocence I'd
like to know."

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26 Uncle or
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34 Mo.
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21 Bleachers
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24 Santa Fe
25 Caught in
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Appearances could
be deceptive, such as a sit-
uation where you believe
you're helping another,
but in reality the other
person will end up doing
something great for you.
PISCES(Feb.20-March 20)
-You will have an excellent
chance to take an opportu-
nity and transform it into
something outstanding.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) There is a market
for the gifts you possess,
but it won't come to you
- you must find and ex-
ploit it. Start to investigate
different areas.
TAURUS, (April 20-May
20) You could be more
fortunate than usual in
situations that contain
elements of chance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- A situation about which
you've been quite negative
could surprise you with a
fortuitous resolution.
* CANCER (June 21-July
22) Once you determine
that you have a chance for
something you want, put
your muscles and joints to
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-You might start out with
some rather modest objec-
tives, but once you spot
something looming over
the horizon you'll immedi-
ately switch targets.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept..22)
- The two greatest assets
you possess are your opti-
mism and your common
sense. When the duo acts,
you won't have any trouble
fulfilling an undertaking.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- A change you've been
trying to orchestrate on
your own may happen with
a smidgen of intervention
from Lady Luck.
SCORPIO (Oct.24-Nov.22)
- Someone who has been
watching you for a long
time has decided that he or
she wants to meet you.
Dec. 21) By demonstrat-
ing a willingness to be co-
operative and to share your
assets, you will engender a
similar response from the
people who benefit from
your actions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) A couple of people
who have always proved
lucky for you could prove
to be fortunate again.

Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My husband and I both
work and make good incomes. He has
two daughters, now aged 16 and 19, and I
have been their stepmom for 12 years.
Last Christmas, each child received
nearly $400 in cash gifts from the ex-
tended family. A week later, both girls
saw jackets they wanted. I said we would
pay half and they could use some of their
Christmas money to contribute the other
half. One chose to buy a $140 jacket. The
other decided not to buy anything.
My htisband was irked that I required
them to pay half. He prefers that they
have minimal financial pressure so they
can concentrate all their time and effort
on schoolwork. What do you think?

Dear Stepmom: We've got your back
on this one. It's not as if the girls needed
the money to buy food. Asking them to
help pay for nonessential luxury items,
especially when they have plenty of cash

Concentrate on your bridge and you will
forget your other troubles. But you may easily
be distracted, especially in the card play, if you
fear you have done something wrong during
the auction.
This deal provides an example. Look at the
East hand. With East-West vulnerable, South
deals and opens one heart, West makes a weak W
jump overcall of two spades, and North leaps A
to four no-trump, Blackwood. What would you
do? At the table, East passed, South rebid five
hearts, and North raised to six hearts, which *
was passed out. West led the spade ace. What 4
should East have discarded?
North's use of Blackwood with no aces and a
void was debatable, but he hoped that if South
had only two aces, neither would be the dia-
mond ace. East had a tough decision over four
no-trump. If West would have read five no-
trump as showing two long minors, that would
have been sensible. Alternatively, East could
have overcalled five diamonds, planning to
show his clubs next.
Here, though, seven of either minor would
have gone down three, and six hearts can be
defeated.What is West going to do at trick two?
He will lead a second spade for East to ruff,
never guessing that East has two voids. But East
knows that he cannot ruff. He must not lose
concentration; he must discard the club ace.

to do so, teaches them something about
financial responsibility and delayed

Dear Annie: "Understands in Nebraska"
was the.most recent of several letters
from women who have lost their desire
for sex. That was me a few years ago.
I had no desire for sex, but complied, as
I felt it was my "duty." Eight years ago, we
moved to a new city, which meant new
doctors. I found a wonderful ob-gyn.
She asked about my libido, and I told
her the truth. She explained about how
hormones can become depleted after
menopause and gave me some low dose
synthetic hormones to try.'
Not only did I have more energy, but
my libido came back and sex was better
than ever. I want thqse women to know
they can feel healthy and energetic again.
Bio-identical hormones and testosterone
changed my life.


by Luis Campos
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Each letter In the cipher stands for another.

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strips. Up to $10 per box!
Most brands considered.
Alboxes must be unopened
and unexpired.
Call Matt 334-392-0260

Women-Men-Kids-Maternity-Toys-Baby Stuff-
Formals. Let us sell your almost new stuff for,
cash. Bring it to us anytime, any season.
We will tag & price your stuff or you can.
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"Everything must go-Nothing held back
Up to 80% off
More inventory added daily;
more markdown thru out
Last day is February 29, 2012.
Dining room suits, Bedroom suits,
China cabinets, Tables, Antiques,
Pictures, Mirrors, Paintings,'Lamps,
Jewelry, Glassware, chairs, odd pieces &
Much more thru out the store. Sale includes
Antique Marketplace also.
3820 RCC, Dothan., AL 334-702-7390.


L Bedroom suit: Includes headboard,
frame, dresser, mirror, chest, and
one nightstand. Good.condition.
$200. Call 334-693-3055
email me for more pictures

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

S Quail for Sale flight condition
Ready for Hunting
x= 850-326-3016 4o

$250. CALL TODAY 334-714-1233
Boxer: AKC Brindle Boxer puppies 3-Males/4-
Females $350 each. Both Sire and Dam on site.
Now taking deposits. Puppies will not be ready
until Feb. 22, 2012. Call 334-701-1722
_H CKC Jack iussel Pupsil
Tri-color, white with brown,
S/W Will Deliveir $250.
Also Maltese Pup_ AKC
call for more Info,
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Fully furnished condos
& townhouses near Pier Park.
2bdrm Gulf front- starting @ $175 nt.
3bdrm Gulf front- starting @ $225 nt.
2bdrm tLake front- starting @ $100 nt.
Studios Lake front- starting @ $70 nt.




LOST: Br & Wh F Boxer on corner of Hwy 73 S.
& Filmore Rd. 850-447-2486 (has chip) REWARD!
Rottweiller Pups, DOB 10/29/2011. Health
Certs and Shots, Marianna Area. $250 FIRM.
850-272-3728 between 7am to 8pm. Not Regis-
tered .I

Good Manners Obedience,
Confirmation classes,
$50. for 6 weeks
Rally /Agility Intro. $75.
> Shots required ,
Starting March 6th
= Call 334-790-6226 or 334-299-3315
or 850-547-2370
Teacup Yorkie puppies available, im, if,
sh9ts-up-2-date, healthy, AKC-REG,11.wks old,
$400; ( or 850 526-2411.
V Valentine Babies Tiny Chorkies $175.-$225.,
F- Shih-tzu $350. F Chihuahua S300.
Taking deposits on Yorkles & Yorkle-Poos
Older Puppies Available $150. 334-718-4886.

08' md#9996 John Deere 6-row cotton pickbr
982 eng. hrs. 624 fan hrs. Mud Hog, LMC BdWI
Buggy all exc. cond. kept under shed! Call; .
Kendall Cooper 334-703-0978 or 334-775-3749
ext. 102, 334-775-3423.

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Other Fresh Vegetables!!
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is looking for a

(PRN basis)

Pick up application at
16690 SW Chipola Rd.
Blountstown, FI 850-674-4311,
Fax resume' to 850-674-3798 or email to



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Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center
4295 5th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446
or online:
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1 and 2 BR Apartments for rent, Marianna area,
call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.
1AM to 6 AM
1AM to 6 AM 3BR IBA Furnished House in Rocky Creek Com-
munity, $550/mo. No pets, credit report, de-
S have de ndble sit, lyr lease required. 850-638-4620/638-
Musthave depend. ble I6405
transportation, minimum U.FRNS
liabilityinsurance &valid 3\ Big Home CH/A Large Lot Alford $650
driver's license. 3\1 CB Home CH/A C'dale $575 Dep., ref, & I yr
lease req. on both 850-579-4317/866-1965
FOR 3BR 1 BA House, 3222 Bobkat Rd
Come by and fill out an 'a (Dogwood Hts) 1 car garage,
fenced, $655 +dep. Text first
application at the Jackson 4 850-217-1484 4=
County Floridan, 3BR2BA Block Home on 10 acres, Compass
CoutyLake area, Energy efficient, CH/A, Outdoor
4403 Constitution Lane, pets ok; $850 + dep. 850-573-0466
Marianna FL Office Space for rent, 1000 sqft near new Social

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Quality Homes & Apartments
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"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"

WANTED: Land to lease for hunting.
Adult group of 4-6 hunters. Any size property
considered. Pay in cash, have insurance.
1*386-547-9447 4

2/2 Located between Grand Ridge & Sneads
water& garbage included $350/month 850-573-
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http://www.charloscountry living. c6m.
2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
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2 or 3 BR, $420-$460 in Greenwood CH/A,
water/garbage/lawn included. 850-569-1015
3/2 SWMH $450/mo 3/2 DWMH $550. Ma-
rianna, both require 1st & last mo. rnt,. NO
PETS 850-762-3221 days 850-762-8231 eves.
Mobile homes for rent Marianna area 1, 2, 3
and 4 bedroom $335 to $425 per month. $400
deposit, No pets allowed. 850-209-7087
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
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17.4 Acres Land For Sale, Located on Hwy 90
West, Marianna, FL $3,000 P/A 850-209-8089

3BR 1BA brick home w/2 car carport on 1 ac. in
Malone. all electric, 2 block out bldgs, fruit &
nut trees, $75k will consider owner financing.

699 CO. RD. 100 (HEADLAND)
a Craftsman Design, Approx 2920 sq. ft.
0 4 bedrooms, 3 Baths
N Built in 2009 5.3 Acres
I Slate and tile Hardwood floors
N Granite Energy efficient
0 Formal DR 2 car garage 2 stall barn
0 Trey ceiling in master
0 18 ft. ceiling in living area
0 Lennox Three Zone system
From Dothan take Westgate Parkway to Har-
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3. go appr'x. 3 miles to Co. Rd. 100.
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approx. 2 miles and turn left on Co. Rd. 100.
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The Jackson County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is
accepting applications for an Executive Director of the TDC.

This position is responsible for overall administration of all functions of the TDC,
including administration, advertising and marketing, public relations, operations and
visitor center management, event coordination and management, and all other
functions performed through or on behalf of the TDC.

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: budget preparation, marketing
plan development and implementation, visitor center staffing, TDC administration,
acting as the spokesperson and media representative for the TDC, appearing before
the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners on behalf of the TDC, working
with professional and volunteer organizations and committees, and serving as
contract monitor for grants awarded by the TDC or contracts entered into by the TDC.

This is a full-time, exempt, contract employee position, and as such, the benefits
only include workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. The contract is
budgeted for and funded by the Jackson County Tourist Development Council,
and will be a one-year annually renewable contract.
Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and experience.

This is a new position with tremendous opportunity to impact the community
through increased tourism and economic growth; and be financially rewarded
for results achieved.

Applications and a complete job description is available from the
Jackson County Human Resources Department located at
2864 Madison St., Marianna FL 32448, and our web site

Application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2012, 4:30pm CST.
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1993 Sea
GL 175
"""all accesso-
ries included, clean & ready for the water
2004 Moomba Mobius LSV
rim 4 21' Brand new 5.7L V8
-.- Vortec motor, under war-
ranty, tower w/speakers,
CD player, iPod hookup, 3
AMPS, Perfect Pass, Wake Plate, and extras!
$27,500 OBO. Call 334-618-3356

2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 5th Wheel
One Big Slide Out, 2 Flat Screen TVs Sidewinder
Hitch "Like New" $23,900 Call 334-701-2101
Luxury '09 40ft 5th Wheel: 2 bedroom, sleeps 8,
fully loaded, 3 slides, 3 axles, 2 AC's,
microwave, refrigerator, washer & dryer,
awning, queen bed. Every option available.
Must Sell Now! $25,000. Call 571-358-1177

2002 Hurricane Class A Motorhome 34 ft. ,
Single Slide, Just serviced. New A/C. Approx.
9,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking
$31,000. Call 850-526-4394 after 5PM or
Damon 2005 Intruder,
3 slide-outs, 38', 23,200
Miles. Excellent
Condition, Full Body
Paint, 50 AMP, 2 A/Cs,
Banks System for Fuel
Efficiency, will swap for land I 334-797-6860

Palomino '06 Thoroughbred: fiberglass, 30ft
sleeps 8, super slide, awning, air, all options,
will deliver. $8,900. Call cell @ 484-550-9821

', "1995 Yamaha Wave
Venture with trailer.
Just serviced. New uphols-
tery. Kept in garage.
Looks and runs great.
$1,650 OBO. 334-714-9526.


4. 1964 Impala SS283 engine,
disc brakes, power steer-
0 ing, beautiful interior.
95% Restored. Serious
inquires only please. Call 334-618-1055, leave
Must Sell Only $10K
Chevy 1978 Nova
95% Restored!
350-4 bolt main engine,
new pistons, rings, bearings, interior, CD play-
er, heater, hoses, brakes & booster, less than
300 mi., looks & runs great. Won different
awards. $10,000. OBO Call 334-791-6011

B Chevrolet '05 Cobalt
CSI Auto Sales
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121

Chevrolet '05 Suburban LS:
V-8, fully loaded, 49K
miles flex fuel, black,
great condition and very
clean. Located in
Enterprise $17,000. OBO Call 352-207-0032
Chevrolet'52 Sedan deluxe 4 door, black does
run, needs some work, $2500.334-299-0300.
Chevrolet '57 Sedan 4 door, red & white, does
run, needs some work. $3500. 334-299-0300.
Chevy '03 Malibu, fair condition,
needs repairs, 176.8k miles, blue
book value $2300. will sell for $1500
OBO 850-693-3145
Nissan '05 Maxima, Silver with tinted windows,
Moonroof, LOADED, Great Condition, 122k Mi.
Asking $10,300 334-797-9290




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$500.00 Down $250 month
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Ford 2000 150 23,000 Miles.
16 Months Old This is a 2010
F150 4X4 Super Cab with 4.6L
V8. Color is Metallic Dark
Blue Pearl with tan cloth inte-
Srior. It is a four-door with 2
full size benches (to include
console on front bench). It
has the Microsoft Sync bluetooth audio and
phone system, 6-disk CD player, auxiliary
(headphone jack size) input, and USB
input/charger. It has a 5' plastic lined bed with
Retrax-brand bed cover (lockable, waterproof,
retractable aluminum bed cover). It also has
the step-assist system (that includes a step
and handle that pull out of the tailgate to help
getting in and out of the bed very conven-
ient). It has a few scratches for which pictures
can be sent over email upon request. 845-325-
6332, $22,000
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SO Down/1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
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Call Steve 334-803-9550

Lincoln '92 Town Car.
vm Mechanically sound and
good tires. $2,195 or best
offer. 334-618-9852

Mercedes '93 Sedan Diesel 300, Avg 30mpg,
one owner, very clean, excellent condition,
never wrecked or damaged, sunroof, leather
interior, 4 door, champagne color, service re-
cords available, REDUCED TO $6900 Call 850-
Mercury Grand Marque '03 55K miles, totally .
loaded exc cond. 334-714-5325. $10,000.
l Nissan '00 Maxima
$3599.00. Local Trade!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121.
Nissan '03 Altima 2.5S new rebuilt engine, blue
in color, $9000. 334-714-8321
Nissan '05 Maxima, Silver with tinted windows,
Moonroof, LOADED, Great Condition, 122k Mi.
Asking $9,900. Call 334-797-9290
Pontiac '99 Firebird Formula LS 1:
T-top With midnight blue, leather seats, low
mileage, 8 cylinder, 6 speed manual. New
clutch, trans., and brakes. Transmission still
under warranty. $4,500. Call 334-268-9046
Toyota'98 Camry
$4599.00. Run Excellent!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121.

Cherry Red with black
interior, awesome
sound system, power
windows & locks, .
perfect starter car, great gas mileage,
91k miles, $9,500. Call 334-726-3136 -
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2003 Suzuki 1400 Intruder
for sale. Beautiful bi
ke in great shape. 8,000
miles. Windshield, saddle
bags, new battery, NICE!!!
SCall (334) 797-9772 to ar-
range appointment. $6,000
Harley '98 Heritage Softtail Red, 31K Mi. New
Tires, New Brakes, Real Good Condition $8500
Harley Davidson'08 md#FXSTB Night Train,
17800K miles, 1-Owner, excellent condition,
photos available.
334-798-3247 or 850-217-1647. $12,500.
Harley Davison '06 Super Glide, solo mustang
seat w/matching saddle bag, mid rise handle-
bars, forward controls, less than 11k mi, lots of
extras $8500 850-482-4537
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Runs great, Shock absorb-
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blinkers, and brake light.
Heavy duty tires with
Sthorn resistant tubes.
Call 334-393-9654, $450

Chevrolet '11 Tahoe LT. LOADED,_
White, All Leather, Captain's Chairs, DVD
System, 4k Miles. Excellent Condition.
LIKE NEW ONLY $38,500 Call 334-714-7251
GMC '09 Denali XL 1500 AWD: black with black
leather interior, fully loaded with all options,
48k miles. Asking $41,950. Call 334-790-0511
Toyota '05 Sequoia V8,
991K Miles, Excellent
SseasCondition. White. leather
seats, sunrool, $16.000

Ford '57 Tractor -
4 cylinder, good condition,
Ford '87 F150- runs good,
white, good condition,
clean. $2400 OBO.Call 334-
798-1768 or 334-691-2987
or 334-691-71118500

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

Ford F-150 '06 Supercrew
4 Door. 5.4L V-8, Bedliner,
Toolbox, Garage Kept,
Very Clean,
Excellent Condition.
75,000 Miles. $16,200.00. Day: 334-596-4095.
Freightliner '04 Columbia,
APU, Refrigerator,
Microwave, XM Radio,
Great Shape, Looks Good,
$23,000 OBO
Isuza'02 FTR white 24ft. box truck with approx.
140k miles, good shape. $13,500. OBO
John Deere 7810, good clean tractor
Call: 334-701-4119 or 334-701-8500..,
Luskin '01 Flatbed: spread axle, wood floor,
side kit, bows and tarp, 48x102, $8,500.
Call 850-674-8992
Mazda'96 long bed, red in color 4cyl. rear jump
seats, 1-owner, good condiiton, low mileage.
49,555 miles, 5 speed manual
$3500. 334-793-2230 between 6pmr 9pm

S. Chevrolet'97 Astro Van
conversion Van raised
.roof, loaded, new tires,
One owner. GREAT
condition. 52K mi.$8.900.
334-897-2054 or
GMC '02 Savannah
1500 Van: White. Explorer
IConversion, excellent
condition, 41933K miles,
new tires, limited slip
Deferential, one owner, $12,500. 334-347-7923


Honda '95 Odyssey Van
loaded, rear air, clean, 160k
-H mi. $2500. OBO 334-691-7111
or 334-698-1768 or 334-691-
Nissan '11 Quest LE:
Titanium Beige, fully
loaded, leather seats,
Boss Audio, DVD sys-
tem, nagivation, blind
spot warning, double
moon roof, only 8,100 miles. Must see!!!
$35,495. Call 334-347-5096 or 334-406-2925


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Buffet Cabinet, Antique Tiger Oak, beveled mir-
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Christmas Tree Stapd lifetime steel, new $20
Convection Oven, Black & Decker, 16", bake,
broil, never used $20 850-526-7616
Couch & Matching Chair, brown, gold &
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Double bed, white metal $100, Antique Rocking
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Lens, Cannon, compact, zoom, EF 75-300mm
$60, 850-526-7616
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Mulcher, 6HP, 6 gears, 22" self propell Snaper,
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Oven, Black & Decker, 19", bake, broil, toast,
never used $25 850-526-7616
Prom Dress.Orange Crush,Size 10 Strapless
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Sewing Machine: Kenmore 12 stitch w/cabinet
and accessories $150 for all. 850482-2636
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attachments $25. 850 557-5898
Stove, GE, electric, white, $150 (Marianna)
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Memphis' Preston Laird (31), Antonio Barton, (2), Trey Draper,
(right center) and Stan Simpson (32) celebrate a win against
Tennessee on Nov. 22, 2011.

AP: Big East

moving toward

adding Memphis

The Associated Press

A person familiar with
the talks says the Big East
is in discussions with
Memphis about the Tigers
joining the conference in
all sports.
The Tigers likely would
join in 2013 when Hous-
ton, Central Florida and
SMU from Conference
USA already are set to join
the Big East.
The person spoke on
the condition of anonym-
ity Tuesday because talks
were ongoing between
Memphis and the Big East. first re-
ported the talks and said a
deal could be announced
later this week.
Memphis athletic direc-
to R.C. Johnson, who is
retiring in June, did not
respond immediately to
a message left on his cell
phone by The Associated
Press. Associate athletic di-
rector Bob Winn said there
is no new update on the
status of Memphis' athletic
"We're always, as we have
been for well over a year
now, we're always looking
for things that are in the
best interest of the uni-
versity and the athletic de-
partment," Winn said.
"But at this point there -
has been no change in that
The Big East is trying to
replace basketball powers
Syracuse apd Pittsburgh
andWest Virginia. Syracuse
and Pittsburgh are leaving
for the Atlantic Coast Con-
ference while West Virginia
is headed to the Big 12.
Memphis has been try-
ing to mdve from Con-
ference USA since being
snubbed when the Big East
expanded in 2005, losing
a longtime rivalry with
A departure now would
be pricey for the Tigers.
The exit fee from Confer-
ence USA for 2013-14 is
$500,000 plus Memphis'
share of television rights
revenue, which is ap-
proximately .$6.13 mil-
lion, according to a league
The Tigers' value to the
Big East is in basketball,

"We're always, as we
have been for well over a
year now, we're always
looking for things that
are in the best interest of
the university and the
athletic department. But
at this point there has
been no change in that
Bob Winn,
Memphis associate athletic director

where the Tigers have
made 23. NCAA tourna-
ment appearances with a
record of 32-23. The Tigers
played in the national title
game in 1973 and 2008,
when they lost to UCLA
and Kansas respectively.
They also reached the Fi-
nal Four in 1985 and lost in
three other regional finals.
Louisville coach Rick
Pitino has been lobbying
the Big East to add Mem-
phis to help strengthen the
league in basketball. Lou-
isville and Memphis have
spent years together first
in the Missouri Valley Con-
ference, the Metro Confer-
ence and Conference USA.
Pitino again called out for
league officials to consider
Memphis after Louisville
beat Memphis on Dec. 17.
"I'm just hoping the Big
East gets smart and does
something about that and
allows them to come into
the league," Pitino said. "I
keep getting on the pul-
pit and saying this: We
got hurt big time and we
need Memphis. Memphis
doesn't heed us, we need
Memphis. We need Tem-
ple. We need to build up
basketball again."
. With John Calipari as
coach, Memphis made four
straight NCAA tournament
appearances between
2006 and 2009. Josh Past-
ner, who took over when
Calipari left for Kentucky
in 2009, took Memphis
to the NCAA tournament
last season after winning
the Conference USA tour-
nament. Memphis will be
hosting Conference USA's
men's and women's bas-
ketball tournaments in


Blue Apple'

Giants recognized as
Super Bowl champs
in NYC victory parade

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Thousands of fans
roared as New York Giants quarter-
backEli Manninghoisted the team's
Super Bowl trophy from a glittering
blue-and-white float Tuesday dur-
ing a victory parade through New
York City, which Mayor Michael
Bloomberg quipped should now be
nicknamed the "Big Blue Apple."
The parade set off from the south-
ern, tip of Manhattan and moved
slowly north to City Hall as fans
stood dressed head to toe in Giants
gear and confetti wafted slowly
down from the high-rises that line
the street.
The MVP Manning, joined by
coach Tom Coughlin, Bloomberg,
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other
teammates, waved and grinned
from the float as a deep roaf rose
from the crowds.
Defensive end Justin Tuck, who
led the team's defense and sacked
rival quarterback Tom Brady twice
during the 21-17 victory over the
New England Patriots, said he was
glad to be part of the team.
"We made it here by believing in
each other. We believe in every guy
on this team," he said. "Honestly,
we wouldn't be here today without
your support."
The team was introduced at a City
Hall Plaza ceremony with thunder-
ous applause from the thousands

The New York Giants get a tickertape parade as they head up the Canyon of
Heroes in New York on Tuesday.

of fans outside. A lucky 250 fans re-
ceived tickets to the fete, where the
Giants were honored with symbolic
keys to the city. ;
The crowd went' wild for': run-
ning back Ahmed Bradshaw, who
plopped down in the end zone
to score the'Wirting touchdown.
Wide receiver Victor, Cruz did
his trademark salsa moves as he
accepted his key.
Manning joked about the team's
record of fourth-quarter come-
backs. "Make it tough but make it
possible," he said, laughing about
how the team blew an early lead to
come back and win. The Giants had
eight fourth-quarter comebacks to

win games during the season.
"Finish games, finish fourth quar-
ters and finish the season strong.
That's what we did," Manning said.
Coughlin said the Giants were
successful because they never gave
"The key thing was to remem-
ber this: All things are possible for
those who believe," Coughlin said.
"We always believed."
Some fans had waited since 6 a.m.
to catch a glimpse of their favorite
players. About half of a Long Island
high school class skipped school to
see "a whole nation coming togeth-
er in one place this parade," said
MikeKing, 16, ofWantagh.

Welcome Dr. Stacy Nichols-Byll

Jackson Hospital is pleased to welcome Stacy Nichols-Byll, MD,
MHP, FAAP, to our active medical staff. "Dr. Stacy," as she prefers
to be called, is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Stacy is an experienced Pediatrician who has practiced in a
variety of settings and locations. She completed her internship
i and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at
Birmingham School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University
of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Stacy completed further training in
Maternal and Child Health with emphasis in Epidemiology, graduating with a Master's
in Public Health, also from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Stacy Nichols-Byll is accepting new patients. For an appointment or more information,
please call Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties Pediatrics at 526.6704. Her office is
located in the Hudnall Medical Building at 4230 Hospital Drive in Marianna.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stacy and her family to.Jackson Hospital and our,



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