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Woman arrested on drug charges
back and accelerated. The
Also charged with resisting, fleeing back and accelerated ei-
deputy said he briefly acti-
vated his si-
From staff reports residence on City Square Miles driving a green 4 ren twice as
Road and was told on ar- wheeler eastbound on City Miles sped
A disturbance in Alford riving that "Paige Miles Square Road, and that she .*-' back toward
on Sunday morning and had tried to jump on her made a U-turn and .sped her mother's
some subsequent trou- mother and had departed away when she saw his pa- home. She
ble led to drug charges the residence." She left on trol vehicle in the area. then turned
against one of the parties a 4-wheeler that she didn't The deputy turned on Miles into her
involved, according to a have permission to use, his emergency light in an m o t h e r's
A deputy was sent to a
the officer was also told.
The deputy said he saw
effort to pull Miles over,
but she allegedly "looked
driveway and stopped
the 4-wheeler behind the
house, got off the vehicle
and "started cussing at her
mother and step-father,"
the officer reported. The
deputy said he tried sev-
eral times to' calm Miles
down and asked her sever-
al times to stay beside the
vehicle while he conduct-
ed further interviews.
She walked away, howev-
er, and the deputy grabbed
her bylthe left arm and
forced it behind her back
in order to handcuff her.
After she was placed under
arrest on a charge of resist-
ing an officer without vio-
lence, the deputy reported,
Miles' purse was searched.
The officer reported find-
ing a large blue glass pipe
with "what appeared to be
burned cannabis inside."
See CHARGES, Page 9A
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drugs to jail
From staff reports
A Jacksonville woman is accused of
bringing marijuana into the Apalachee
Correctional Institution near Sneads
when she went there to visit an inmate
Duleesa Nicole Hawes, 24, is charged
in the case with posses-
sion of carinabis-more
than 20 grams, and with
the introduction of a con-
trolled substance onto
the property of a state
prison, according to the
Hawes complaint filed against
her by law enforcement.
Authorities say they received a tip that
Hawes was planning to bring marijuana
to the prison, and she was confronted
after she entered the secure portion of
the facility, having walked past signs
which warned that entering with con-
trolled substances was a violation of the
Hawes admitted having some mari-
juana concealed in a body cavity, ac-
cording to the complaint. She volun-
tarily retrieved a 50-gram package
containing marijuana and turned it over
to an inspector, authorities reported.
She also gave written permission for
investigators to search her vehicle. In
the vehicle, officers allegedly found a
15-gram bag of suspected marijuana
concealed inside a toilet paper roll in.
the front seat.
Investigators said Hawes gave a state-
ment admitting she brought the canna-
bis in and intended it for the inmate she
was to have visited.
MASTERING THE KNIFE EDGE
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D rewWhitford of Marianna flies this acrobatic remote control plane down the field
sideways, a maneuver known as a knife edge, while keeping it only a few feet above the
ground. Chipola R/C Aviators President Francis Kellison said that while he.was
disappointed in the number of pilots who attended the fly-in Saturday, he was thrilled at the
number of spectators who came out. He added that he hopes to duplicate Saturday's turnout for
their next fly-in on Sept. 29. That event will be for scale models of real planes. Saturday's fly-in was
for all types of remote control aircraft.
Senior Missions Team of Signature Healthcare feeds the needy
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER ,. , .
The Senior Missions .
Team of Signature Health- _....'. "".
care at the Millpond
formed about six months
ago. It consists of about 10
people who have already
given much to their com-
munity over many decades.
of life. But they're not ready
to rest on their laurels just
Although the majority
do most of their getting-
around in wheelchairs,!
that doesn't deter them
from doing what they can
for others. Most of them
are beyond the age of 70,
and several are well be- PHOTOS BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
yond that milestone. But, Dorothy Dougherty, 91, dips up a ladle of chili Tuesday as het team From left, Carl Ware, Doreel Burrus, James Dickens, Mary Williford and Thelma Fant get
for the sake of others, they prepared to feed about 100 needy people at Chipola Family Ministries. ready to help serve up chili to people in need at Chipola Family Ministries. The food
She is president of the Senior Mission Team of Signature Healthcare was cooked by the dietitian from Signature at the Courtyard, where the volunteers
See SENIORS, Page 9A at the Courtyard. reside. They are members of the Senior Missions Team at Signature.
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Submit your news or Community Calendar
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anniversary and birth announcements.
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GETTING IT RIGHT
.The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
n USDA Food Distribution 8 a.m. at Eldercare
Services, 4297 Liddon St. in Marianna, USDA and
Brown Bag food will be given out. Malone City Hall
will also give out USDA food at 8 a.m.
n Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
)) Job Club 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Learn job seeking/retention skills.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Camp Braveheart Fundraiser 10:30 a.m. to
1:0 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. at Beef'O'Brady's in Mari-
anna. Let your server know you are there to support
Camp Braveheart and 10 percent of your ticket will
go to the camp. Emerald Coast Hospice sponsors
the free camp for children ages .7-14 who have expe-
riencec the death of a loved one. Call 526-3577.
) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Strategic
Planning Session 3 p.m. in the Hudnall Building,
followed by the regular monthly Finance Committee
and Board meeting. Call 718-2629.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
i Area Agency on Aging for N. Fla. Board of
Directors Meeting 10:30 EST at 2414 Mahan
Drive in Tallahassee. Public welcome. Agenda
available on request. Call 850-488-0055 or.email
S) JCSB District Community and Parent
Advisory Council Meeting Noon at Citizens
Lodge on Caverns Road in Marianna. Lunch
provided. R.S.V.P. by April 24 to the Jackson County
School Board at 482-1200, ext. 242.
) Orientation 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mari-
anna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90 in Marianna. Register for free job placement
and computer training; learn about services. Call
) Jackson County Public Library Advisory
Board Meeting 3 p.m. in the conference room of
the Board of County Commissioners offices, 2864
Madison St. in Marianna.
) New Flag Ceremony 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Chipola
Surgical and Medical Specialties, 4295 Third Ave.
in Marianna. American Legion Post Commander
George Sweeney, Scout Master Bill Kleihans and
Marianna Boy Scout Troop 3 will conduct the
ceremony. Light refreshments served inside. Call
482-0017 or 718-2696.
) The Whiffenpoofs 7 p.m. in the Chipola
Theatre. The Chipola College Artist Series presents
the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-
male singing group. For tickets, call 718-2220. For
performance information, call 718-2257.
SAlcoholics 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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Registration
- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition
of Northwest Florida office, 4636 Highway 90, Suite
E in Marianna, for families in Jackson County. For
eligibility/documentation requirements, call 1-866-
269-3022 or visit www.elcnwf.org.
) Employability Workshops Budgeting (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 (3 to 4 p.m.), at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326 to attend.
a Barbecue Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Emerald Coast Hospice in Marianna. Lunch plates
(barbecue pork, two sides, bread) are $5 each.
Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Call 526-3577 to
reserve a plate.
) Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m.,
meet near the floral department of Winn-Dixie
in Marianna. Single seniors age 50 and older are
encouraged to get acquainted, form friendships.
Games, food, prizes and a guestspeaker are
planned. No charge; donations accepted (proceeds
fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's Gathering
Place Foundation). Call 526-4561.
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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Marianna City Farmers' Market Opening Day
- 7 a.m. to when produce is sold, downtown in
Madison Street Park.
) Custom Knife Show 8 a.m. at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown's Sam Atkins
Park. Knife-making demos start at 10 a.m. at the
Blacksmith Shop. Admission fee: $5 (under 12:
free). Call 850-674-2777.
) Junior Flower Pot Project Two sessions: 9
a.m. to noon and 1to 4p.m. at Covenant Hospice,
4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, Marianna. Free craft work-
shop for kids ages 5-14. Refreshments, terra cotta
flower pots, paint and decorations provided. Pots
will be silent auction items at the June 9 Garden
Gala. Registration deadline: April 20. Call 482-8520
n St. Joseph Masonic Lodge Spring Fun Day
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenwood Town Park on Fort
Road (Highway 162). Stop by for music,'a cakewalk,
softball and basketball, an antique/classic car show,
plus food and arts and crafts vendors. Admission
) 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.
) Marianna High School'70s Decade -
Reunion Cookout 6 to 10 p.m. at Citizens Lodge
in Marianna, for all MHS,grads from the 1970-1982
classes. Live music. Meal provided. R.S.V.P. online
or e-mail email@example.com or kathysbass@
) Jackson County Pageant 6 p.m. in the Mari-
anna High School Auditorium. Little Miss, Junior
Miss and Miss Jackson County will be crowned.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
a Employability Workshops Interview (8:30
to 9:30 a.m.) and Resume (10 to 11 a.m.), both in
the Marianna One Stop Career Center Assessment
Room. Call 718-0326 to attend.
Orientation 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Marianna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
Highway 90 in Marianna. Register for free job place-
ment and computer training; learn about services.
) American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Course Starts today at Chipola College. Students
must be 15 years'of age. Cost: $200. A prerequisite
swim test must be taken prior to the course. Call
Rance Massengill at 718-2240.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, MariannaFL 32447,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for April 23, the latest
available report: Two accidents
with no injury, one reckless
driver, one suspicious incident,
one suspicious .
person, one --
struction, one CRI ME
report of mental
burglary, one burglar alarm,
one power line down, 21 traffic
stops, two larceny,complaints,
two criminal mischief com-
plaints, one civil dispute, one
call, two follow-up investiga-
tions, one assault and four
public service calls.
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for April 23, 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 hospice death, one
suspicious incident, one report
of mental illness, one physi-
cal disturbance, four verbal
disturbances, one woodland
fire, one drug offense, 15 medi-
cal calls, one traffic crash, one
burglar alarm, two fire alarms,
one power line down, 27 traffic
stops, one criminal mischief
complaint, one civil dispute,
one found/abandoned prdp-
erty report, one assault, one
suicide attempt, three animal
complaints, one sex offense;
two public service calls, one
criminal registration, three
transports, one open door/
window and two threat/
The following persons were
booked into the county jail
during the latest available
) Arkito Bunkley, 35, 605 Car-
nathan Court, Ft. Walton Beach,
violation of state probation,
hold for.Brevard Co.
Alexandria Thomas, 19, 4229
Union Road, Marianna, viola-
tion of conditional release.
) Michael Jackson, 36, 3368
Gainer Road, Chipley, failure
to appear-driving while license
suspended or revoked.
) Jason Grissett, 35, 2322 Rog-
ers Lane, Cottondale, battery.
Carolyn Lee, 49, 743vb Butler
Road, Sneads, sale of controlled
) Christella Clark, 57, 3377 Lit-
tle Zion Road, Sneads, principle
to sale of controlled substance,
sale of controlled substance.
JAIL POPULATION: 227
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
.* 4204 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL
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COmE uity Calenadar
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN o www.jcfloridan.com
queens to be
Special to the Floridan
The Jackson County Pag-
eant will be Saturday, at 6
p.m. at the Marianna High
Contestants will" vie for
the titles of Little Miss, Ju-
nior Miss and Miss Jackson
County. Admission is $5.
The pageant, is co-spon-
sored by the MHS Junior
Little Miss Jackson
) Caitlyn Banks
) Jessalyn Jenkins
n Haley Moody
n Olivia Spooner
Junior Miss Jackson
n Mackenzie Davis
n Brittany Fuder
n De'Unna Gonzalez
Miss Jackson County
p Brittany Hamm
a Courtney Hodges
Golson Elementary School Assistant Principal Jessica Craven,
in the dunking booth, gets dunked by Golson student Pacey
Williams during the school's Spring Fling.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL25,2012 3AF
MVarriage, Divorce .p..
Special to the Floridan
The following marriages and di-
vorces were recorded in Jackson
County during the week of April
) Kristy Louise Goodwin and
Daniel Wilson Therrien
n Marvin Leroy Douglas and
Shannon Lakessa Martin
) Marietta A. Drew and Jeffrey
) Michael Thomas Mekara Jr. and
Kerri Michelle Peters
) Kelly Michelle Oxendine and
Joel Heath Whitehead
) Ruben Sosa and Yolanda Gail
) James B. Coyman and Karen Ann
n Kayla Sue Jones and Robert
) Robert Arther Ford and Gricela
) Cody Patrick Hamilton vs.
Megan Michelle Hamilton
a Shannon Stewart
Harrison vs. Freddie Glenn
Antique and classic cars will be on display at the 11th Annual St. Joseph Masonic Lodge Spring Fun Day on Saturday in
Greenwood Town Park.
Spring Fun Day will be
Saturday in Greenwood
Special to the Floridan
St. Joseph Masonic
Lodge No. 99 will host
its 11th Annual Spring
Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday at Green-
wood Town Park on Fort
Road (Highway 162).
Admission is free.
All are welcome to this
family day out. Come en-
joy a variety of music, try
your luck in the cakewalk,
and join in a game of
softball or basketball.
Southern food, includ-
ing barbecue ribs, sau-
sage dogs, baked goods,
Since cream and wild honey
will be available. And
vendors selling Avon,
potholders and mittens
and much more will be on
Vendor spaces (12' by
12') are available for $10
per space; no electrical
power is available. Every-
one is welcome: individu-
als, civic groups, churches
To reserve a space, call
Sonnie Bronson at 482-
4781, Arthur Baker at 594-
7441, or Leo Sims at 594-
6181 or 209-4951.
Dexter Santel Godfrey Jr. is the son of Rochelle Q. Glynn and
Dexter S. Godfrey Sr. of Sneads.
Patsy Sapp, WA^ U Tim'Sapp,
Licensed Agent Ij ~ j IBroker/Owner,
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Tim Cell (850) 209-3595
Office (850) 526-5260
Fax (850) 526-5264
LSI1 4257 Lafayette St. L
Marianna, FL 32446
Special to the Floridan
School held its Spring Fling
after school on Thursday,
The event was organized
by second-grade teacher
Jennifer Waller, PTO Vice
'President Amy Saunders,
PTO Treasurer Sabrina
Spence and PTO President
Students enjoyed cotton
candy, snow cones, face
painting and tattoos. They
also played games such as
lollipop pull, cake walk,
ring toss and a softball
The highlight of the car-
nival was dunking assistant
principal Jessica Craven in
the dunking booth.
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City of Marianna
2ND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Marianna is applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Economic
Development category in the amount of $3,160,000 from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
FFY2011. If for any reason the project is not funded under this specified year's funding, the application will he reapplied under the
FFY2012 funding. For each activity that Is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.
The activities, dollar amounts, and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income (LMI) persons for which the City is
NaturalGas Line Extension
Flood and Drainage
Construction Engineering Inspection
The project entails construction of the following for the Project Comfort/DQ:
New natural gas line extension and required improvements to the "Project DO" development.
New Roadway, stormwater facilities, water facilities, demolition, parking, and landscaping in support of "Project Comfort", a new
The City plans not to displace any persons as a result of the planned CDBG funded activities,
The public hearing to receive citizen's views concerning the community's economic and community development needs will be
at the City of Marianna Council Meeting Room, 2898 Green Street, Marianna, Florida, on May 01, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT) or soon
thereafter. For information concerning the public hearing contact the Office of the City Manager, 2898 Green Street, Marianna,
Florida (850) 482-4353.
Thie public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter
for the hearing or visually impaired should contact the Office of the City Manager at least five calendar days prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Office
of the City Manager at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf persons (TDD) please contact the Office of the City Manager. Any handicapped person requir-
ing special accommodation at this meeting should contact Office of the City Manager at least five calendar days prior to the public
Pursuant to Section 102 of theiUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DEO with the ap-
plilcation. The disclosures will be made available by the City of Marianna and DEO for public inspection upon request. These
disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of
1. Other Government (fedoial, state, and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, giant, loan, guarantee, insurance
payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary Interosts of all developois, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance
or in the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The Identitlls and pecuniary interests of any other persons with the pocunialy interest in the project that can reasonably be
expected to oxceod $50,000 or 10'% of the grant request whicheverr is lowol);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which alo
corporations, or other entities,,the identification and pecuniary interests by colpoiation or entity of each office dnectol,
principal stockholder, or other official of the entity:
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the piovideis of those hinds and their amount
6. The expected users of all funds by activity and amount.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/FAIR HOUSING
AND HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE JURISDICTION
John W. Kurpa, D.C.
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* Second Opinions
* Auto Accidents w/
School/DOT Physicals $50.00
An Automobile Accident
& Injury Clinic
'The highest level of recognition by the Board of Chiropractic Medicine
concerning competency and experience. Requires years of additional training.
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Oil well blowout:
il and dispersants from the April 20, 2010,
explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig
may cause environmental damage for years. But
sympathy for the Gulf of Mexico's dolphins, turtles, fish
and shrimp has a much shorter half-life.
On the second anniversary of the explosion that
triggered the nation's worst oil spill, the country is fo-
cused on gasoline prices rather than the damaged gulf
ecosystem indeed, so focused that it is willing to put
more of the nation's waters at risk in the hunt for new
Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of additional
lease sales in the upper gulf, near Texas, were recently
finalized. Meanwhile, the federal government is in the
initial steps of authorizing analysis off the Atlantic coast
for possible future drilling. And in what may be the
most alarming step, exploration is planned for frigid
Arctic waters, where cleanup could be an enormous
challenge if a spill were to occur.
If strong safety technologies were in place, the drilling
plans might be less worrisome. But two years after the
Deepwater Horizon tragedy,'tougher regulations have
yet to manifest clear safety improvements.
Industry, Government: Grade F
The environmental group Oceana, in a report card
assessing changes-since the oil well blowout, gives
industry an F on response and well containment, two
areas that proved critically weak in the Deepwater
The government, which overhauled safety regulations
in the wake of the spill, gets an F from Oceana because
the rules "have not addressed a number of important
technical.and regulatory problems, such as the funda-
mental deficiencies in blowout preventers, the insuf-
ficient number of inspectors available and the low fines
for civil penalties."
In another recent report, a commission appointed by
President Barack Obama to examine issues related to
the BP spill warned: "In just the past 10 months, at least
three offshore oil and gas rigs around the world have
experienced significant leaks, demonstrating again and
again hbw risky this activity is, and emphasizing the
need for the types of controls and protections the com-
mission called for. The risks will only increase as drilling
moves into deeper waters with harsher, less familiar
Even oil-industry insiders express safety worries a
vital consideration, given that 11 people were killed
when the Deepwater Horizon exploded. On the indus-
try website www.rigzone.com, for example, a series on
the impact of retiring baby boomers in the field found
concerns that younger replacements had "textbook"
supervisory skills but little on-rig experience.
"Young engineers are being thrown into responsible
positions without the necessary experience," one
Oil Blowout's Bill
Such comments don't build confidence, but the U.S.
public seems far less outraged by safety concerns than
by $4-a-gallon gas. The farther consumers are from the
environmental and economic consequences of a
disaster, the more easily they tune them out.
Still, they should recognize that the cost of oil spills
ultimately shows up at the gas pumps, and gas cost is
unlikely to decline despite new drilling.
Economic losses triggered by the gulf disaster weren't
limited to oil-industry workers or fishermen. Florida
tourism and sales tax revenue were harmed, too,
though they are recovering.
Since the 2010 spill, BP, the oil giant most responsible
for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, has improved
its corporate reputation by paying billions of dollars
toward economic and environmental rehabilitation of
Yet the health of these vital waters is an open
Ailing and dying dolphins continue to wash up near
the spill site in the upper gulf. In fish, scientists are see-
ing symptoms thought to be oil-related, but definitive
conclusions have yet to be drawn.
Near the well site, there isn't even agreement on how
much of the spilled oil remains under water.
The public needs scientifically valid answers, along
with genuine safety improvements to minimize the
possibility of another devastating spill.
Those are the priorities, not cheaper gas.
This editorial was published in The Lakeland Ledger
on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.
Passing FCAT, but still
failing college readiness
My daughter and thousands
of other public school
students are stressing over
FCAT. Their predicament makes
me think of a recent Washing-
ton Post essay by a Georgetown
University student who eloquently
describes how he went to one of
the best public high schools in
Washington, D.C, but in college
felt totally unprepared to compete
against his private school-educated
He blames his teachers and his
schools for having to work twice as
hard just to keep up with his peers.
His teachers taught him how to
memorize and regurgitate
information, but not how to think.
The piece made me wonder. With
all the test-taking my daughter and
her Florida classmates do, will they
feel the same way about their cir-
cumstances seven years from now?
My fifth-grader attends a magnet
school that earned a C grade. She
performs at the top of her class. She
was one of the students to benefit
from the early years of state subsi-
dized pre-K. She's still passionate
about school. She seems to have
unlimited potential as she heads
for middle school.
I teach college. My students used
to be fifth-graders, who went on to
middle schools, then high school.
Yet many of them managed to
graduate without grasping the tools
of the English language.
The saddest part is that perfor-
mance drops as students get older.
One study showed that among
Florida students, reading profi-
ciency peaked at 72
Percent in the third
grade and declined
every year before
bottoming out at 38
percent in the 10th
Andrew grade. Fewer than
Skerritt 50 percent of Florida
students are ready
'for college by the
12th grade. Our students are being
less educated the more education
they get. That's a poor return on our
While public schools have many
hard-working and dedicated teach-
ers, in my classrooms it's easy to
see who went to private schools
and who were passed along by pub-
licgschool teachers insufficiently
concerned about whether they
Given the quality of the competi-
tion, even my best students will
find it hard to compete if and when
they decide to attend graduate
Here's the rub: Can we say we
have a merit-based society if a vast
majority of our children, especially
students of color, begin the race of
life at a distinct disadvantage,
feeling as if they can't compete?
In a new report, the Brookings
Institute, a progressive Washing-
ton think tank, advocates chang-
ing zoning laws to allow building
affordable housing in affluent
suburbs so that poor families aren't
always relegated to underperform-
ing inner-city public schools. That
solution is so simple, it would never
it makes no sense for us to be-
moan the failure of our students if
they are being routinely failed by
their teachers, their schools, and,
too often, parents.
The FCAT is a reminder that some
politicians recognized the problem,
but experience shows it is the least
imaginative solution. So we are left
to bemoan teachers who are teach-
ing to the test, students who are
writing by formulas and learning
Who cares about critical thinking
when the only thing that matters is
getting a four or five on the FCAT?
That testing system is part of a
laundry list of cookie-cutter fixes
that were touted as miraculous
cures for our very average educa-
tion system. Sadly, quality isn't a
dominant gene in our political
DNA. We can still change that.
We need a bottom up revolution
that begins with one student, one
teacher, one school, one parent,
investing the time and effort,
showing commitment so that our
students our children can be
well prepared for college, for life.
Andrew J.Tkerritt is an assistant professor of
journalism at Florida A&M University and the
author of Ashamed to Die: Silence, Denial and
the AIDS Epidemic in the South. He can be
reached at email@example.com. Follow
him on twitter at andrewjskerritt.
Obama's travel costs reek of reckless spending
BY JOHN R. SMITH
yet's look into abuse, namely
the wholesale abuse of tax-
payer money. I don't mean
raising taxes. I mean the indis-
criminate spending of tax money
by government officials.
It's bad enough that the Gen-
eral Services Administration blew
$823,000 in tax dollars on a posh,
five-day spending spree in Las
Vegas at a "training conference."
No, I'm talking about the reckless-
ness of the president of the United
States, as he spends your money
on travel for himself and his wife.
Here's a man who is supposed to
set a reasonable example, when, in
fact, the best word for his behavior
Some of his trips are justified
state visits and some are boondog-
gles, but all are turned into photo
'opportunities on our dime.
Obama's failed visit to Colombia
last week presents the opportunity
to investigate presidential trips,
and the reasonableness of their
costs. I believe that, liberal or con-
servative, you will be surprised. Get
As president, Barack Obama has
made 44 visits to foreign countries,
at excessive taxpayer expense. Tlhat
does not include his domestic trips
and 191 fundraisers, including a
recent trip to three states, includ-
ing Florida, that incurred flight
costs of $2.1 million and netted
him $8 million in fundraising. The
president uses two 747s, configured
specially for him, exclusive for his
private and official use. The U.S. Air
Force says a presidential 747 costs
$181,757 an hour to operate. Two
747s are required, one as a backup.
At $180,000 per hour, times two,
the tab for Obama's 14-hour trip
to Copenhagen and back in 2009
totaled over $5 million for airplane
costs alone. A third 747 usually flies
along, from the National Airborne
Operations Command Post. The .
.presidential 747 has a personal
gym, showers, 19 televisions,
computer and fax suites, and 85
Several passenger and cargo
planes also fly on his trips, to carry
several armored limousines, along
with 15 sniffer-dog teams and he-
licopters. Cargo jets cost $7,000 an
houtto operate. President Obama
also relies on fleets of Gulfstream
jets and 19 helicopters, but the
White House says helicopter
numbers have been reduced. This
president's limo cost $300,000 to
purchase in 2009.
An army of as many as 500 also
accompanies the president, about
200 of whom are Secret Service, De-
fense Department and White House
staff. Security teams and advance
parties usually fly to any particular
site weeks ahead on commercial
aircraft, and carry out two to three
preparatory visits before official
trips to foreign countries. Obama
brings a chef team from the White
House kitchen, and a Marine Corps
helicopter squadron to ferry him
around. A medical unit of surgeons,
nurses and other medical
personnel also comes along.
If the first lady flies separately,
add a 757 for her and her staff,
attendants, hairdressers and other
hangers-on. Whether she flies
separately or not, Michelle Obama
brings along her own entourage,
between eight and 40 people,
depending on what kind of trip it is.
This does not include the security
detail and personal staff, which
the taxpayer pays for. On her 2010
vacation to Spain, 68 security and
staff people went along.
In addition to aircraft and travel
costs, there are hotel, meals, house
rentals and transportation expens-
es for the phalanx of other travelers
Experts say the law is "murky"
about how much of the c6sts for
fundraising trips must be paid by
Obama's campaign. An expert in
Federal Elections Commission law
at the Campaign Finance Institute
said reimbursement for mixed-pur-
pose travel is'somewhat "on your
honor." In 2011, Obama
reimbursed the Treasury $5,500.
There are two great transgres-
sions that cry out in this story. First
is the mainstream media's failure
to call the president to task for the
extraordinary extent of his
Second is the president's own
extravagance and hypocrisy. Let's
all remember Obama's admonish-
ment to corporate CEOs in Febru-
ary 2009: "You can't get corporate
jets, you can't go take a Itip to las
Vegas or go down to Ihe Super Bowl
on the taxpayer's dime." Appar-
ently, that rebuke doesn't apply to
the president and his wife.
John R. Smith is chairman of BIZPAC, the
Business Political Action Committee of Palm
Beach County, and owner of a financial services
company. The opinions expressed are those
of the wi iter, and do riot necessarily represent
those of BIZPAC Review, its management, staff
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From staff imports
Green Circle Bio Energy
in Cottondale, site of the
world's largest wood pel-
let plant, expects to ramp
up its production level
sometime in the next few
The pellets are co-fired in
coal plants as an alterna-
tive source in energy pro-
duction. They are made in
the Cottondale plant and
shipped to Europe for use
Plant Manager Greg
Martin said the company
is awaiting a modification
permit from the Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection, and expects it
to arrive mid-summer or
The plant currently pro-
duces about 5000,000
metric tons of pellets each
year. It will be able to pro-
duce about 600,000 once
the permit arrives and the
needed extra equipment is
installed. The change rep-
resents a 20-percent ex-
pansion of production, but
Martin said the increase
will not result in more jobs
and will use far less than an
acre of the currently unde-
veloped land that the com-
pany already owns. Martin
said the process of creating
pellets from trees includes
an emissions control pro-
cedure to protect the envi-
ronment and people, and
that the extra production
will have a miniscule effect
on the emissions level.
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Obama, wooing youth, pushes low-rate student loans
The Associlted PIress
C CHAPEL 11111., N.C. Presi-
dent Barack ()bama went after
the college vote Tuesday, pitch-
ing cheaper student loans as
he courted the one age group
where he has a decided advan-
tage over Republican rival Mitt
Romney. The twist? Romney, too,
has endorsed the idea, though
it's unclear whether deficit-leery
Republicans in Congress will go
In the race for the White House,
both the Obama and Romney
campaigns see huge opportuni-
ties to court younger voters. This
week, their efforts are focused on
the millions of students and
their parents who are grap-
pling with college costs at a time
when such debt has grown so
staggering it exceeds the totals
for credit cards or auto loans.
Trying to .make it personal,
Obama told students at the Uni-
versity of North,.Carolina that he
and first lady Michelle Obama
had "been in your shoes" and
didn't pay off their student loans
until eight years ago.
"I didn't just read about this.
I didn't just get some talking
points about this. I didn't just
get a policy briefing on this,"
Obama said. "We didn't come
from wealthy families. When we
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
graduated from college and law middle-class students at their
school, we had a mountain of
debt. When we married, we got
Obama's emphasis on his per-
sonal experience set up a con-
trast with Romney, whose father
was a wealthy auto executive. It's
a point the president is sure to
return to during this summer's
Late Tuesday, Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in-
troduced legislation that would
keep the interest rate for sub-
sidized loans for poorer and
current level for another year at
a cost of $5.9 billion. The timing
is important because the rate
will double from 3.4 percent to
6.8 percent on July 1 without in-
tervention by Congress, an expi-
ration date chosen in 2007 when
a Democratic Congress voted to
chop the rate in half.
The Federal Reserve Bank of
NewYork has estimated about 15
percent of Americans, or 37 mil-
lion people, have outstanding
student loan debt. The bank puts
the total at $870 billion, though
other estimates have reached $1
trillion. About two-thirds of stu-
(lent loan debt is held by people
Members of both parties are
assessing ways to cover the costs
and then gain the votes in the
House and Senate. Both parties
have a political incentive to keep
the rates as they are.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday,
"1 don't think anybody believes
this interest rate ought to be al-
lowed to rise." He added, "The
question is how do you pay
for it, how long do you do the
Under the Democratic plan,
the measure would be paid for
by closing a loophole that lets
owners of privately owned com-
panies called S corporations
avoid paying the Social Security
and Medicare payroll tax on part
of their earnings. It would apply
to such companies with incomes
over $250,000. The higher pay-
roll taxes would also be required
for some law firms, doctors prac-
tices and other professional ser-
however, were panning the idea
of paying for the student loan
plan with higher payroll taxes on
those companies' owners.
"I don't think the temporary
interest rate cut should expire
this year," McConnell said. "But
the way to prevent that is not by
raiding Social Security and Medi-
care while making it more diffi-
cult for small businesses to hire
college students already strug-
gling in the Obama economy."
Romney said this week that he
agrees the loan rates shouldn't be
raised, coupling that stance with
criticism of Obama's economic
"Given the bleak job prospects
.that young Americans coming
out of college face today, I en-
courage Congress to temporar-
ily extend the low rate," Romney
said in a statement.
By taking on student debt,
Obama spoke to middle-class
America and also targeted a
growing economic burden that
could hamper the national
While leaning on Republicans
in Congress to act, he also sought
to energize the young people es-
sential to his campaign those
who voted for him last time and
the many more who have turned
voting age since then. Obama
urged students to go to social
media sites like Twitter to pres-
sure their lawmakers to prevent
the interest rates on the loans
"from shooting up and shaking
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Planetary Resources Inc. mechanical engineer Peter IlIsley
puts finishing touches on a full-size prototype model of a low-
orbit spacecraft before a news conference announcing a plan
to mine nearby asteroids on Tuesday in Seattle.
Asteroids may yield
and cosmic riches
The Associated Press
SEATTLE Using space-
faring robots to mine pre-
cious metals from aster-
oids almost sounds easy
when former astronaut
Tom Jones describes it -
practically like clearing a
Jones, an adviser to a
bold venture that aims to
extract gold, platinum and
rocket fuel from the bar-
ren space rocks, said many
near-Earth asteroids have
a loose rocky surface held
together only weakly by
"It shouldn't be too hard
to invent a machine like
a snow blower to pick up
material," explained Jones,
a veteran of four space
But it will be risky and
which is why some of
the biggest and richest
names in high-technology
- including the barons
of Google and filmmaker
James Cameron are
behind the project.
If the plan gets off the
ground as planned, robots
could be extracting cosmic
riches within 10 years.
Outside experts are
skeptical because the
program would probably
require untold millions
or perhaps billions of dol-
lars, plus huge advances in
technology. Yet the same
entrepreneurs behind this
idea also pioneered the
selling of space rides to
tourists a notion that
seemed fanciful not long
"Since my early teenage
years, I've wanted to be an
asteroid miner. I always
viewed it as a glamorous
vision of where we could
go," Peter Diamandis, one
of the founders of Plan-
etary Resources Inc., told a
news conference Tuesday
at the Museum of Flight
in Seattle. The company's
vision "is to make the re-
sources of space available
The inaugural step, to
be achieved in the next 18
to 24 months, would be
launching the first in a se-
ries of private telescopes
that would search for the
right type of asteroids.
The proposal is to use
commercially built robotic
ships to squeeze rocket
fuel ahd valuable minerals
out of the rocks that rou-
tinely whiz by Earth.
Aide: Edwards doubted he fathered mistress' baby
The Associated Press
- John Edwards' first re-
action when he learned
his mistress may be preg-
nant was to downplay the
chances he was the father,
calling the.woman a "cra-
zy slut," his former close
campaign aide testified
It was the summer of
2007 and Edwards was in
the midst of a presidential
campaign. Andrew Young
testified the former North
Carolina senator hatched
a plan to funnel money
from rich friends to pro-
vide the woman a month-
ly allowance, even though
Young said he doubted it
Months later, as word of
the candidate's affair be-
gan to leakin the run-up to
the crucial Iowa caucuses,
Young said Edwards asked
the aide to falsely claim
paternity of the baby.
Young has been the lone
witness during the first two
days of Edwards' crimi-
nal trial. The 58-year-old
Edwards has pleaded not
guilty to six counts related
to campaign finance vio-
lations involving nearly $1
million in secret payments
provided by two wealthy
donors as he sought the
White House in 2008.
Young said Rielle Hunt-
er told Edwards she was
pregnant in June 2007,
weeks later than the aide
originally claimed in a
tell-all book published in
2010. Young said Edwards,
told him to "take care of it,"
meaning the pregnancy.
"Ile said she was a crazy
slut and there was a 1-in-3
chance that it (the child)
was his," Young testified.
Edwards directed Young
to start giving money to
Hunter in May 2007, after
she threatened to go to the
media and expose the af-
fair, the aide said. Edwards
suggested asking elderly
heiress Rachel "Bunny"
Mellon, who had already
given generously to the
Prosecutors showed the
jury cancelled checks from
Mellon written to her inte-
rior designer, who would
then endorse them and
send them to Andrew and
his wife, Cheri. Starting in
lune 2007, Mellon would
eventually provide checks
Without telling Mellon
what the money would
be used for beyond that it
was a "non-campaign" ex-
pense, Young said she of-
fered to provide $1.2 mil-
lion over time to help pay
for the candidate's per-
sonal needs. Under feder-
al law, donors are limited
to giving a maximum of
$2,300 per election cycle.
"We were scared," Young
said. "It was a truckload of
money, more money than
had ever flowed through
our accounts. ... It was
Young said he expressed
concern to Edwards, a for-
mer trial lawyer, that they
might be violating federal
campaign finance laws.
"He told me he had talk-
ed to several campaign
finance experts and that it.
was legal," Young testified.
"It felt and smelled wrong.
But he knew more about
the law than we did. We
Young said Edwards
also directed him to use
the money from Mellon
to provide a monthly al-
lowance to Hunter of be-
tween $5,000 and $12,000.
The money would allow
her to travel and continue
to meet up with the mar-
ried candidate while he
was away from his home
and now deceased wife,
Elizabeth, who had grown
suspicious of the affair.
Young will retake the
witness stand Wednesday,
when the defense is ex-
pected to have their first
opportunity to cross-ex-
The baby Edwards fa-
thered, Frances Quinn
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards
(right) leaves a federal court with his daughter Cate (left) in
Greensboro, N.C., on Monday.
Hunter, was born in Feb-
ruary 2008, right after he
suspended his campaign
after a series of primary
losses. After years of ada-
mant public denials, Ed-
wards eventually acknowl-
edged paternity in 2010.
The girl, now 4, lives with
her mother in Charlotte.
Prosecutors had phone
records showing dozens of
calls between Young and
Edwards. The candidate
often used the phones
of campaign staffers to
call his trusted aide and
mistress to avoid his wife
seeing the other woman's
number on his bill. Ed-.
wards also obtained an
extra cellphone his wife
didn't know about that
they and Hunter called the
"Bat Phone," Young said.
In later testimony, Young
said in December 2007,
Edwards had the idea of
Young claiming pater-
nity. It came after report-
ers from a tabloid tracked
Hunter down in the park-
ing lot of a North Carolina
grocery store. By that time,
non-tabloid media had
also started to pick up the
trail as the campaign was
preparing for the early
Edwards said they need-
ed to "give the press some-
thing they would under-
stand, an affair between
two staffers," Young testi-
fied. Hunter had produced
several videos document-
ing life on the campaign
trail for Edwards.
Young said Edwards
"talked about how this was
bigger than all of us," and
reaffirmed to the aide he
wanted to help the coun-
try by getting troops out of
Iraq and remaking health
care. He also said he didn't
want his cancer-stricken
wife to have to deal with a
scandal before she died.
The Youngs agreed to get
the mistress, who was then
living in a $2,700-a-month
rental home near Chapel
Hill, out of North Caro-
lina. They began a cross-
country odyssey of travel
On private jets and stays
in luxury hotels. While
they were on the run, the
federal indictment alleges
that more than $183,000
in bills related to Hunter's
care was paid by Fred Bar-
on, a wealthy Texas lawyer
who served as Edwards'
campaign finance direc-
tor. Baron has since died.
Young testified that Ed-
wards put him in touch
with Baron's people to ar-
range the details, which
included stays at Baron's
palatial vacation home in
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of Tax Collector
Mary Carol Murdock is
announcing that she will
be stepping down from
tion of As-
to seek the
Murdock tor of Jack-
For the past 34 years,
she has had the honor of
serving Jackson County
under the leadership
of three Tax Collectors.
She states, "As a young,
graduate, I was first hired
by Foster L. Jenings, to
whom I am most grate-
ful." She has also worked
under the leadership of
Betty Ford Hatcher, who
showed her how to give
service with a smile and
go that extra mile. Under
Ms. Hatcher's leadership,
Mary Carol held the po-
sition of Tax Department
Manager, where she was
responsible for the cre-
ation of the ad valorem
tax roll, for the collections
and distributions of tax
revenues. She handled
every aspect of tax collec-
tions, including refunds,
tax certificate sales, tax
deed applications, install-
ments, personal property
warrants, and preparing
annual reports for the
county. For the past eight
years, she has been the as-
sistant to the present Tax
Collector, the Honorable
Sherry A. Brown, adding
accounting to her list of
experience. She states, "I
have sold thousands of
tags, hunting and fish-
ing licenses, and col-
lected millions of dollars
in property tax payments
over the years."
Mary Carol has .been
designated as a Certi-
fied Florida Collector's
Assistant through the
completion of 120 hours
of approved courses by
the Florida Department
of Revenue. Courses
completed include: The
Tax Collector's Role in
the Collection of Ad Va-
lorem Taxes, Duties and
Responsibilities of Florida
Tax Collectors, The Collec-
tion of Licenses, Taxes and
Fees, and Management.
In 2006, Mary Carol com-
pleted the Dale Carnegie
Training Course and later
served as class assistant to
the members and instruc-
tors. She has completed
numerous other semi-
nars through neighboring
tax collectors including
Bankruptcy and Tax Deed
Applications. She has also
Training conducted by the
John Scott Dailey Florida
Institute of Government.
Mary Carol has seen
manychanges come tothe
tax collector's office, with
the most recent being the
addition of the Driver Li-
cense Division. With this
transition, the office now
serves two divisions of the
Highway Safety & Motor
Vehicles, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and the
Florida Department of
Revenue. As the only local
office in which most all
citizens come in contact,
she feels that it is the Tax
to assure that all citizens
are served with cour-
tesy, care and concern
in a timely manner. She
states, "The Tax Collector
is not the lawmaker, but
the one who keeps you,
the citizens, the taxpayer,
the fisherman, the hunt-
er, the boater, the driver
and the trucker within
the law through the ser-
vices provided by these
state agencies. Over the
years, I've learned what to
do through my training,
education and experi-
ence, which will ensure a
smooth transition as your
Mary Carol and her hus-
band, Rusty Murdock,
are life-long, working-
class natives of Jackson
County and have been
married for 34 years. They
have two grown daugh-
ters, Marcy Murdock, a
registered nurse at Jack-
son Hospital, and Kyndal
Murdock Schuler, who is
a physical therapist as-
sistant at Campbellton-
Graceville HoSpital. She
is the daughter of Jeanette
Taylor and the late Rozell
Taylor of the McChapel
Community near Malone.
Growing up on a farm, she
learned the true value of
hard work. Upon graduat-
ing as valedictorian of the
1976 class of Malone High
School, she furthered her
education at Chipola Col-
lege, where she earned
her Associate of Applied
Science Degree. Two
weeks later, she began
her career in the Tax Col-
lector's Office. As a mem-
ber of Friendship Baptist
Church, she is actively
involved in many areas
including Sunday school,
adult and children's choir,
and is currently anticipat-
ing Vacation Bible School
as the Director. Mary
Carol is a charter member
of the Northeast Jackson
County Optimist. Club,
where she has served as
Vice-President. She is
currently serving on the
board and holds the posi-
tion of President-Elect.
She states, "My decision
to qualify for the office of
Tax Collector came only
as the result of prayerfully
seeking guidance in this
respect. My true passion
is in public service. The
people of Jackson County
deserve a well-qualified,
proven, public servant
who will provide a watch-
ful eye over the finances
and expenditures of the
taxpayer's dollars. I will
listen and I will lead by
example with integrity,
honesty, and courtesy, not
forgetting where I came
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LOCAL & STATE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL25, 2012 9AF
8261 Hwy 90 East
Sneads, Florida, 32460
663-4343 or 593-9900
Mr. Kenneth A. Lewis,
74, a native of Benton, Illi-
nois, passed away early
Sunday morning at his
home after a lengthy ill-
ness, with his family by his
side. Kenneth was a retired
veteran of the United-State
Coast Guard serving some
of his 23 years in Vietnam
as Chief Petty Officer. He
had also retired as a Securi-
ty Officer with Florida State
hospital in Chattahoochee,
Florida. His love was re-
storing antique cars and
building parts for them
himself. He and Peggy
would make many trips to
sell the parts and cars at
He was preceded in
death by his step father,
C.J. Brown; his mother, Vi-
olent Brown and his broth-
er, Gary Lewis and his wife
Kenneth is survived by
his loving wife, Peggy Ann
Lewis of Sneads; daughter,
Lorie Ann Lewis of Sneads;
"brother, Terry Lewis and
wife Lynn of Evansville, In-
diana and one grandson,
A memorial service will
be held Thursday, April 26,
2012 at Lanier-Andler Fu-
neral Home Chapel in
Sneads at 2:00 PM CDT
with the Rev. Dallas Ellis
officiating. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions may be
sent to Emerald Coast Hos-
pice, 4374 Lafayette Street,
Marianna, Florida 32446.
Home in Sneads, Florida is
in charge of arrangements.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 3244
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Charles Edwin Rhodes,
72, of Marianna, passed
away with his family by his
bedside on Saturday, April
21, 2012, after a coura-
geous battle with cancer.
A native of Alto Pass, Ill.,
Mr. Rhodes was a proud
United States Navy veteran
who served on the USS
Princeton. After his milita-
ry service Mr. Rhodes start-
ed. his career with the Fed-
eral Bureau of Prisons. In
1988 he and his family
moved to Marianna to
open the new FCI. After re-
tirement in 1996 he en-
joyed retirement for one
year then went to work at
Wal Mart as the Garden
Center Greeter. He loved
being outside, planting
flowers and trees, and local 673 Operating Engi-
spending time with his neers out of Jacksonville.
family. He was a member of the
He was preceded in
death by his parents Aaron
"Cap" and Edith Gregory
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of over 40 years,
Lillian Rhodes; daughter,
LilyAnna Rhodes both of
Colleen and Ryan Mears;
two sisters, Naomi Acklin
and Wilma Cain; one
brother, Andy Rhodes all of
Memorization will be by
cremation with James &
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
Box Chapel in charge of ar-
No visitation or service is
In lieu of flowers the fami-
ly request contribution be
made to the Disabled
American Veterans @ www.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at ww
8261 Hwy 90 East
Sneads, Florida, 32460
Mr. Robert Glen (Bob)
Wester, Sr., 72, a native of
Sneads, went to be with his
Lord and Savior on April
23, 2012 after his battle
with cancer. Bob was a U.S.
Army Veteran, a brother of
Union and retired from
construction as a Heavy
Equipment Operator. He
was the youngest of 11 chil-
dren of the late Albert and
He leaves behind his lov-
ing wife of 52 years, Jidy;
one dAughter, Sheila W.
Thompson; two sons,
Robbie and wife Debbie,
Marty D. and wife Gala all
of Sneads; four grandchil-
dren, Caz and wife Chasity
Wester of Marianna, Adri-
enne Thompson, Zachary
and Jayde Wester all of
Sneads; one sister, Agnes
Smith of Brewton, Alaba-
ma; two brothers, Fauline
and wife Ann of Sneads
and Gene ahd wife Carol of
Grand Ridge; many special
nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family
will take place one hour
before Funeral Services,
starting at 1:00 PM CDT
followed by the Funeral
Services at 2:00 PM CDT
April 25, 2012 at Lanier-
Andler Funeral Home in
Sneads, with the Rev.1s Jack
Howell and Juno Douglas
officiating. Committal and
interment services at
Wester Cemetery in Grand
The family would like to
thank all the employees of
Covenant Hospice in Ma-
rianna, and contributions
can be made to Covenant
Hospice at 4215 Kelson
Avenue, Marianna, Florida
32446, flowers are being
Home of Sneads, Florida is
in charge of arrangements.
Police chief in Martin case remains under scrutiny
The Associated Press its pc
SANFORD While of the
George Zimmerman is free who v
on bail, the police chief not to
criticized for not charging nation
him after Trayvon Martin's see ani
slaying remains under serve b
scrutiny, as city commis- sion m
sioners want to wait for the sion o
results of a federal investi- resigna
nation to decide if they An ir
will accept Chief Bill Lee's be hire
resignation week, I
It could take months be- hedged
fore Sanford city commis- he was
sioners have'the informa- an inte
tion they say.they need. effective
That's because the U.S. "That
Department of Justice is commu
expected to make a thor- a challe
ough analysis of how the forward
city's police department get a sp
handled the investigation from t
into the Feb. 26 killing of Departi
the 17-year-old Martin, in- some o'
cluding studying when of- what I 1
ficers arrived to the scene commit
of the shooting to the ac- Bonap
tions that Lee and other commit
officials took in their ulti- signed
mate decision not to arrest ment t
Zimmerman. Lee remains with Lei
on paid leave. meeting
"The city commission tempor;
spoke," city manager Nor- cause h
ton Bonaparte said. "They to let
were not ready to have the the after
resignation. So we'll move slaying.
forward." It seer
Meanwhile, the city sioners
needs someone to lead Lee's re
From Page 1A
rise to the challenges that age
The oldest, Gladys Bundy, has al-
ready celebrated her 98th birthday.
The president of the group, Doro-
thy Dougherty is 91. Carl Ware is 89'
James Dickens is 86. The "young-
ster" of the group, Mary Williford,
is in her 50s. Most of the others are
in their 70s, 80s and 90s. The rest of
the team includes Doreel Burrus,
Thelma Fant, Christine Carroll, Betty
Granger and Lou Jackson. "
Jeff Triplett one
three city officials
oted 3-2 Monday
accept Lee's resig-
- said he'd like to
interim police chief
before the commis-
.akes a final deci-
n Lee's proposed
iterim chief could
d as early as next
Bonaparte said. He
, however, when
asked if he thought
rim chief could be
'11 be up to the
nity," he said. "It's
enge. ... We'll move
I to see if we can
he United States
nent of Justice or
other entities. That's
heard from the city
ssioners with a
hat he prepared
e prior to Monday's
g. Lee stepped down
arily in March be-
le said he wanted
emotions cool in
ermath of Martin's
ned likely commis-
would sign off on
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
In this March 2012 file photo, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee
speaks to the media during a news conference, as city manager
Norton Bonaparte Jr. listens at left, in Sanford.
all, they previously gave
him a "no confidence
vote." Yet the panel decid-
ed not to accept the resig-
nation agreement, which
would have included four
months of severance for
Lee. The majority of com-
missioners said they want-
ed to wait for the outside
investigation to conclude.
The lack of ari arrest in
the Martin case led to pro-
tests across the nation and
spurred a debate about
race and the laws of self-
defense. Zimmerman's fa-
ther is white and his moth-
er is from Peru. Martin was
black. The shooting also
led to the local prosecutor
recusing himself from the
All but four were able to load up
in a Signature van to help out with a
luncheon for the needy this Tuesday,
a cool and blustery morning. Sit-
ting in their wheelchairs aboard the
van, they rode the vehicle's lift down
to the ground and rolled over to the
set-up tables. They lined up to help
on the food line. Dougherty got out
of her chair and stood up to ladle hot
chili into bowls, sitting back down
to rest when she needed. Other
team members took care of other
tasks, like passing out spoons, nap-
kins, bowls, cups of sweet southern
tea, and manning the stations that
had sides like fresh-cut onions and
case, prompting the gov-
ernor to appoint special
prosecutor Angela Corey,
who eventually charged
The majority of commis-
sioners Monday .blamed
the polarization over the
Martin case and its han-
dling by the police depart-
ment on outside groups.
Lee's supporters wore
"Bring Back Billy" T-shirts
to the meeting, though
there were detractors as
"I'm disappointed but
not surprised," said Velma
Williams, the lone black
representative on the
commission who voted to
accept the resignation.
Together, and with a little help
from Signature staff and the crew
at Chipola Family Ministries, they
served about 100 people. Dougherty,
Dickens and others in the group said
they found their Mission work satis-
fying on two or three levels it gives
them the chance to get out and meet
new people; helping others gives
them a good feeling inside; and they
like supporting the Signature Chap-
lain, Darren Tucker, in his commu-
Previous Mission work includes a
toy drive, a canned food drive and a
clothes drive. More is to come from
this group as it continues to seek out
opportunities to help.
hC including "three small glass
ChargT S pipes with what appears to be
Residue from smoking metham-
From PagelA phetamines, four small plastic
He also inventoried several and glass containers with a whit-
other items from the purse, ish power residue inside." The
white powder substance inside
the green plastic container field-
tested positive as methamphet-
amine, he reported.
He said two cut drinking straws
and one cannabis grinder were
also found in the purses.
On the ride to jail, the officer
reported, Miles was "yelling,
cussing and, for the most part
out of control."
She is charged with a misde-
meanor count of fleeing/at-
tempting to elude a police vehi-
cle, resisting a law enforcement
session of methamphetamine,
according to the complaint.
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RAIN IMPACTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW
V sitors stroll by some of the 93 cars and 11 tractors on display Saturday at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office Antique and Classic Car
Show. This year the event was paired with the Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cook-Off after the show was rained out on March 31.
Sheriff Lou Roberts said the pairing went really well and he is considering doing it again next year. The rain on Saturday did have an
impact on the number of cars in the show, he said. Some exhibitors were concerned about the possible risk involved in transporting their
valuable vehicles to the show, because older cars have more trouble dealing with bad weather. "It's all about the weather, that's what it comes
down to," he said. The event was raising money for the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. The ranches provide structure, guidance and
discipline to children who may be at risk of delinquency. They are actually working ranches with houses for the children to stay in. The
closest ranch is in Live Oak and, while some are coed, the Live Oak ranch is for boys.
Man accused of stealing, forging grandfather's checks
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
A Marianna man is ac-
cused of stealing some
of his grandfather's
checks late last year and
writing 13 of them out to
other people, for a total
of more than $3,670.
John Joseph Fiorot II,
30, was charged with
one count of grand theft
and 13 counts of forgery
in the case according to
paperwork filed by the
State Attorney's office in
January. He was arrested
on the charges early this
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have taken the checks
from a hiding place in
his grandfather's home
while the 77-year-old
man was on vacation in
The 13 checks were
written to various
people, and most were
dated for various days
that month. Two carried
According to the
complaint filed against
Fiorot, the grandfather
confronted him on dis-
covering the checks were
gone and the money
was missing from his ac-
count. When the mon-
ey was not returned,
charges were pursued.
with the victim's bank
and concluded the sig-
nature on the suspect's
driver's license and the
signatures on the checks
matched. The 'checks
were written in various
amounts to various peo-
ple, with some of those
individuals having re-
ceived more than one of
the forged documents,
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Indians take 10th straight win
Chipola's Tyler Bocock makes a falling throw to first Tuesday
during a game against Alabama Southern Tuesday.
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Chipola Indians stepped out
of Panhandle Conference play Tues-
day afternoon and took a 4-1 home
victory over Alabama Southern for
their 10th straight win.
The Indians improved to 35-15 on
the year and will next play host to
the Pensacola State Pirates on Friday
at 2 p.m. in the first of a two-game
series to finish up the Panhandle
Chipola coach Jeff Johnson treated
Tuesday's game very much like an
early-season affair, sending six dif-
ferent pitchers to the mound, with
only starter Austin Southall going as
much as three innings.
Southall got the victory, his seventh
of the season, allowing no runs, hits
or walks while striking out two.
L Hollins and Brian Bardis also
went two innings in relief, with Hol-
lins surrendering the only run in the
fourth inning on an RBI groundout
by Cliff Covington to score Shaquille
Robby Coles pitched a perfect in-
ning and 1/3 out of the bullpen, and
Mack Murray and Austin Thomas
each recorded one out in brief ap-
pearances for the Indians.
Chipola got its runs early, scor-
ing twice in the first and second in-
nings, and then substituting liberally
See INDIANS, Page 2B
Done in again
The Lady Bulldogs' Maya Boykin throws to first for an out during Tuesday night's game against Florida High.
Lady Seminoles end Marianna's season for a third consecutive time
BY DUSTIN KENT
For the third consecutive year,
the Marianna Lady Bulldogs had
their season come to an end at
the hands of Florida High, as the
Lady Seminoles eliminated MHS
Tuesday night in the first round
of the 4A state playoffs.
Florida High scored four runs
in a decisive sixth inning, and
pitcher Taylor Rossman struck
out seven Marianna batters to
lift her team to a 5-1 win,
Rossman went all seven in-
nings for the victory, giving up
just two hits, no walks, and hit-
ting two batters.
BreannaWillis started and took
the loss for the Lady Bulldogs,
surrendering nine hits and two
walks, and striking out four.
The Lady Seminoles got on the
board first with a run in their
first at-bat, as Courtney Davis
hit an RBI single through the
middle of the infield to score
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Florida High had a chance to
add more with the bases loaded
and two outs, but Willis struck
out Rossman to end the inning
and minimize the damage..
Marianna was able to tie
the game in the bottom of the
fourth, as Whitney Lipford
reached on a third base error to
lead it off, moved to second on
two groundouts, and scored on a
Madison Gullett and Lindsie
Eubanks followed with hits to
put two on with two outs, but
Rossman got Lexie Basford to
ground out to first to end the
The sixth inning belonged to
the Lady Seminoles, who got
four runs on just two hits, using
good bunting and even better
base-running to take control.
Rossman led off with a hit, and
Taylor Rosler moved pinch-run-
ner Alyssia Dickey to second
with a sacrifice bunt.
Jade Williams then reached on
See MARIANNA, Page 2B
Tigers stunned in
district by Pirates
BY DUSTIN KENT
It wasn't the way that the
Graceville Tigers planned on
finishing their season, but post-
season baseball can be cruelly
unpredictable, and it was just
that for the No. 2 seed in District
2 Monday night.
After winning their two regu-
lar-season matchups with Ponce
De Leon by a combined score of
20-3, the Tigers were stunned by
the seventh-seeded Pirates 3-0
in the quarterfinals of the district
tournament in Altha.
Ponce De Leon sent its top
pitcher Codie Allen to the
mound, and Allen dominated
the Tiger hitters much of the
night, striking out 11 batters and
allowing just six hits in seven
He outdueled Hunter Forsyth,'
who pitched well himself in the
loss for Graceville, allowing just
two earned runs on four hits, one
walk, two hit batters and seven
strikeouts in seven innings.
But the Tigers were unable to
provide any support, failing to
take advantage of the few scor-
ing opportunities they did have.
"We just didn't hit the ball.
That's the bottom line," Gracev-
ille coach Bryant Hardy said.
"Their pitcher was good. Take
nothing away from him. He
threw very well, but we didn't hit
The game was scoreless
through three innings, with For-
syth working a perfect game in
the process, but the Pirates fi-
nally broke through in the fourth
with two runs thanks to a pair
of hits, an error, and a safety
squeeze bunt that plated the
PDL added another run in the
sixth for insurance and Allen
took care of the rest.
Graceville had opportunities to
break through, starting with the
first inning when it had a runner
at third base with one out.
But a strikeout and a fly out
ended the inning without a run.
The Tigers again had a runner
See STUNNED, Page 2B
Gators capitalize on CHS mistakes to win
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Cottondale Hornets saw
their season come to an end
Monday night in the District 2-
1A tournament in Altha, falling
to theWewahitchka Gators 8-5.
With the loss, the Hornets fell
to 11-16 on the season, while the
Gators improved to 12-12 and
advanced to Tuesday's semifinal
round to face Ponce De Leon.
Chris Myrick started on the
mound for Wewahitchka and
went all seven innings to earn
the victory, allowing three
earned runs on six hits and six
walks. He struck out seven.
lake Kernoschak took the loss
for Cottondale, starting and al-
lowing one earned run and five
unearned runs on two hits and
five walks with five strikeouts in
Wesley Spooner pitched the fi-
nal two innings for the Hornets
and allowed two more unearned
runs as CHS was plagued by five
defensive miscues on the night.
Wewahitchka took advantage
of two errors and three walks
in the first inning to plate three
rung, and scored two in the
fourth on another error, a walk,
and a passed ball to break a 4-4
Cottondale's Willie Pippin stretches to beat the tag at second base Monday
during the Hornets' district tournament game against Wewa.
-tie and go ahead for good.
Two more Cottondale errors
and another passed ball led to
two more Gator runs in the sixth
inning to allow Wewahitchka to
stretch the margin to 8-4.
The Hornets tried to rally in
the seventh with a two-out RBI
single by Thomas Lipford to
score Austin Baxley, but Caleb
'Toole grounded out to first base
to end the game.
Despite the loss, Hornets
coach Greg Ohler said he was
proud of his team's effort, par-
ticularly against a Wewahitchka
team that beat them by a com-
bined score of 21-1 in two regu-
"1 think we outhit them, out-
pitched them, and really out-
played them, but we had a few
bumps in the road that hurt us,"
he said. "Our guys came and
really competed against a team
that beat us pretty good during
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the season. I'm proud of the
character they showed."
Lipford and Willie Pippin
led the Hornets offensively,
with Lipford going 2-for-4
with a run and an RBI, and
Pippin finishing 2-for-3
with a double and two runs
Trent Jackson had a hit
and two RBIs, Kernoschak
was 1-for-3 with a run and
an RBI, and Baxley walked
.twice, scored once, and
drove in a run.
Ryan Morrissey also had
a hit for the Hornets, who
had seven as a team.
The Gators were led by
Justin Flowers, who was
2-for-4 with two runs, and
Jay Shiver, who was 2-for-2
with a walk and an RBI.
Taylor Husband also had
a hit and two RBIs, while
Myrick and Hunter McDan-
iel each had a double and a
run for Wewahitchka.
The District 2 champion-
ship game will be Thursday
at 7 p.m.
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at third with one out in the second
inning, but two strikeouts by Allen
ended that rally as well.
In the third inning, Graceville
loaded the bases with no outs, but
Devin Cassady grounded to third
base for a force out at home, and
Jared Padgett and Jarrett Brogdon
were both fanned by Alien to end
the inning. Graceville had one last
opportunity in the seventh'with a
runner on third and two outs, but
Allen recorded his 11th strikeout of
the night to end the game and com-
plete the upset. It was the first time
all season the Tigers had been shut
out in a game.
"It's frustrating," Hardy said of
the loss. "But I told the seniors they
had nothing to be ashamed of. One
game didn't summarize our season
or our body of work. It hurts be-
cause usually when you lose, you
don't have time to think about it.
You've got another practice or an-
other game to get ready for.
"But it's like I told the team, there's
only one team that doesn't lose
their last game, and it's real hard to
From Page 1B
a fielder's choice, with
Dickey beating a throw to
third base, and the speedy
Williams moving to sec-
ond on the throw.
Another ground ball
by KK Nixon resulted in
a run, as Dickey beat the
Graceville's Clay Jenkins gets a lead during a game against Holmes County.
be that one team. It's tough for our
seniors because it's their last game,
and it's tough for the younger guys
because they've got to wait another
year to play again."
Despite the loss, the first-year
coach Hardy said he didn't look at
the season as a disappointment as
a whole, especially when few peo-
ple gave his team a chance before
the year to be a top two seed in the
"I'm so proud of them to finish
throw to the plate just
ahead of Marianna catch-
er Gullett's tag.'
A bunt by McGlamory
back to Willis allowed Wil-
liams to get home from
third for another run, and
Amber Dozier then ripped
a two-RBI single up the
middle to score Nixon
and McGlamory to make
second in the district," the coach
said. "We swept Chipley, we beat
Sneads; we did some really good
things this year.' We've got some
good things to build on. I told the
kids that they started the rebuilding
process and started something that
we can hopefully build on."
Austin Miller led the Tigers with
two hits, while Denny Elligson,
Brogdon, and Clay Jenkins each had
a double. Forsyth added a single.
Graceville finished 11-10.
Rossman then closed
the game out, sitting the
Lady Bulldogs down in
order in the sixth and sev-
enth innings, and retiring
the final 10 batters she
Davis led the Lady Sem-
inoles offensively, going
3-for-4 with" an RBI, while
Dozier was 2-for-4 with a
double and two RBIs.
Lipford and Gullett had
the only two hits of the
night 'for the Lady Bull-
dogs, whose season ends
with a record of 9-15.
Florida High will move
on to Friday's regional
semifinals to take on the
winner of Tuesday night's
game between Madison
County and Pensacola
From Page 1B
through the rest of the
Chris Triplett walked in
the first inning and scored
on an RBI sacrifice fly by
Kaleb Barlow, and Andrew
Toles singled and scored
the second run to make it
In the second inning, Lad-
son Montgomery was hit by
a pitch, moved to third on
a double by Southall, and
scored on an RBI ground-
out by Edgar Delgado.
Tyler Bocock then made
it 4-0 by hitting a deep fly
ball to left field that allowed
Southall to tag up and score
Blake Quillin then came
on to pitch in the third for
Alabama Southern, replac-
ing starter Deandre Love.
Quillin went four innings
and allowed no hits and
just one walk, striking out
Matthew Wyatt and Shea
Ourso also pitched score-
less innings of relief for Ala-
The teams combined for
just eight hits overall, with
Sasha LaGarde, Toles, Jor-
dan Poole, Southall, and
Bocock accounting for the
This weekend's Pensac-
ola series will wrap up the
regular season for the Indi-
ans before next weeks state
tournament in Lakeland.
High School Baseball
District baseball tournaments
continue this week. The District
2-1A tournament champion-
ship in Altha will be Thursday
night, with the winner of Tues-
day night's games between PDL
and Wewahitchka, and Sneads
and Vernon playing at 7 p.m. In
District 1-1A, Malone will host
Thursday's semifinal round,
with top seed Paxton to take on
the winner of Tuesday's game
between Laurel Hill and Beth-
lehem at 4 p.m., and Malone to
play the winner of Central vs.
Poplar Springs at 6 p.m. The
championship game will be Fri-
day at 6 p.m.
High School Softball
The Sneads Lady Pirates will
begin tournament play Friday,
hosting Liberty County at 7 p.m.
The Indians will finish the
week with a two-game series
against Pensacola State, hosting
the Pirates on Friday at 2 p.m.,
and playing again Saturday in
Pensacola at 2 p.m.
The Lady Indians will begin
play in the FCSAA State Tour-
nament on Friday in Pensacola.
Chipola is the top seed in the
Gulf District and will open up
with Hillsborough at 2 p.m. With
a win, they'll play again Friday
at 7 p.m. against the -winner of
Gulf Coast State vs. St. Peters-
burg, and with a loss, they'll play
the loser of that game at 7 p.m.
The championship round will be
High School Football
Marianna High School will play
host to an athletic combine for
area high school football players
Saturday as part of the Redzone
Elite Combine Series put on by
Under Armour and Rivals.
Among the activities for ath-
letes will be the 40-yard dash,
the bench press, vertical jump,
height' and weight measure-
ments, and position-specific ball
Each participant will receive
an official rating by an online Ri-
vals certified analyst.
The cost of the camp is $125,
and it will run from 3 to 7 p.m.
Make checks payable to MH
Media LLC, or online via PayPal
at redzoneflorida.com (under
Combiness, or call 904-962-0164.
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Major League Baseball
Lawyer for Clemens criticizes government
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Roger Clem-
ens' lawyer wagged his finger. His
voice cracked. He called himself
Columbo. He claimed evidence
had been manipulated. He ap-
pealed to the jurors' hearts as
well as their heads in his opening
statement Tuesday in defense of
the seven-time Cy Young Award
"God help me if we have
reached a stage in this country
where we make a federal case of
denying you committed a crime,"
Rusty Hardin said in a hushed
voice at the end of a presentation
that lasted more than an hour
and drew no fewer than four ob-
jections from the government.
"Our government should nev-
er, ever prosecute somebody for
saying 'I did not do it.'"
Less theatrical, but just as self-
assured, was the voice of Clem-
ens himself, heard on an audio
tape in one of the first pieces of
evidence presented at the trial.
"I have never used steroids,"
Clemens is heard saying without
hesitation during a 2008 deposi-
tion on Capitol Hill. "Never per-
Clemens' I confidence and
Hardin's Texas charm featured
prominently on Day 6 of the
retrial that seeks to determine
whether Clemens lied to Con-
gress at the deposition and at
a hearing that followed when
he denied using steroids and
human growth hormone. The
first attempt to bring the case to
court ended in a mistrial when
Sthe government introduced in-
The jury also heard from the
trial's first witness, congressional
staffer Phil Barnett, who hap-
pened to be on the stand when
the mistrial was declared last July.
The government is using Barnett
to help establish that Congress
had the right to conduct its hear-
ings on drug use in sports.
The court adjourned early in
the afternoon for the rest of the
week because the judge had a
previously scheduled out-of-
town trip. The trial is scheduled
to resume Monday.
Hardin's opening statement
was a contrast to the more pe-
dantic approach Monday from
prosecutor Steven Durham, who
attempted to link together many
dates and facts designed to por-
tray Clemens as an all-star who
drugs to lengthen his career and
then became "trapped in a web"
of lies to cover up his actions.
Hardin is known as a master
of connecting 'with jurors, and
he had no trouble grabbing their
attention. He was at his most riv-
eting when he displayed a map
of the United States showing all
the locations of the people the
government had interviewed in
an attempt to gather evidence
"One hundred three federal
law enforcement officers over
whether a baseball player used
steroids!" said Hardin, his voice
rising and his index finger raised
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (right) and his
attorneys Rusty Hardin (second left) and.Michael Attanasio (center) leave
federal court in Washington on Tuesday,
emphatically in a not-so-subtle
attempt to play to the popular
notion that the case is a-waste of
At one point, Hardin fumbled
at the podium, looking for a
piece of paper. "I'm not acting
like Columbo. I am Columbo,"
he said to the jurors, some of
whom smiled at the reference
of the 1970s television detective.
Hardin called the case "a tale of
two men" Clemens and Cle-
mens' former strength coach,
Brian McNamee. McNamee, the
government's key witness, has
said he injected Clemens with
steroids and HGH and kept a
needle and some gauze from one
of the injections.
Hardin said the evidence col-
lected by McNamee is a "mixed-
up hodgepodge of garbage,"
and showed a photo of a slightly
crushed beer can in which some
of it was kept. He contended that
the needle was used to inject Cle-
mens with vitamin B12 and later
altered by McNamee to make it
appear that it had been used for
The lawyer tried to call into
question McNamee's motives,
John L. Smith introduced as new Arkansas coach
The Associated Press
- John L. Smith knows Ar-
kansas, knows the expec-
tations for a powerful prbo-
gram rocked by a scandal
that. cost Bobby Petrino
Smith pulled no punch-
es Tuesday in declaring his
intent to keep the Razor-
backs in the thick in the
and national champion-
"Our expectations here
are the same," Smith said
at his introductory news
conference. "Nothing is
going to slow down. In
fact, we're going to speed
up. We're going to fight
and we're going to battle.
We're going to fight for a
S The 63-year-old Smith,
who was an assistant for
Arkansas the last three sea-
sons under Petrino, is back
after leaving the school in
December to become the
head coach at Weber State.
He returns to a program
that finished No. 5 last sea-
soil and has even higher
goals in the fall.
Arkansas athletic direc-
tor Jeff Long surprised
virtually everyone by an-
nouncing, Monday that
Smith would be back for
the 2012 season under a
10-month, $875,000 deal.
He replaces Petrino, who
was fired April 10 for not
disclosing his affair with
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
New Arkansas head coach John L. Smith waits to be introduced
at a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday.
a woman he hired as his
SSmith has a 132-86 re-
cord in 18 seasons as a
head coach, including
stops at Michigan State,
Louisville, Idaho and Utah
State. His hiring will allow
Long to take his time in
finding a long-term solu-
tion for a head coach.
"This was the best deci-
sion for this team for the
2012 season," Long said.
Of course, Smith might
want to stick around.
He didn't rule out the
Smith leaves his alma
mater, Weber State, with-
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the FCS school. It was a
move Weber State athletic
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lasts 10 months or beyond.
Either way, Smith said he
was up for the challenge
with a team that finished
11-2 last year, with its only
losses to national cham-
pion Alabama and runner-
up LSU. The Hogs were 21-
5 over the last two seasons
under Petrino and returns
Heisman Trophy hope-
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Wilson) and running back
Petrino praised Smith's
hire the two worked
together at four differ-
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- but he has kept a low
profile since the scandal
broke. Long fired him af-
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had not only concealed
his relationship with Jes-
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her but he given her some
The relationship was re-
vealed following an April 1
motorcycle accident crash
that injured Petrino. Dor-
rell, who was on the ride,
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Petrino's replacement im-
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showing the jury the cover of an
unpublished manuscript called,
"Death, Taxes and MAC: The Au-
tobiography of Brian McNamee,"
with the "X" in "Taxes" formed by
two crossed syringes.
"Is there any market for this
book if he hadn't made these al-
legations about Roger Clemens?"
-asked Hardin, who also showed
a picture of McNamee appear-
ing on the Howard Stern show in
Hardin also challenged the
notion that Clemens testified
voluntarily in 2008. He said that
Clemens appeared after receiv-
ing an invitation from the House
Oversight and Government Re-
form Committee because he
knew he'd be subpoenaed if he
refused. Clemens didn't want to
testify, Hardin said, but did want
"the world to know he hadn't
done what he had been accused
But iri one of the recordings of
the deposition the prosecution
played, Barnett tells Clemens at
the outset: "We thank you very
much for being here today and
being here voluntarily."
Barnett said the Clemens tes-
timony during the deposition
was important to the committee
as it evaluated whether the 2007
SMitchell Report was an accurate
barometer of the steroids prob-
lem in baseball and what ac-
tions the committee needed to
take to respond. His testimony
is meant to counter claims by
Clemens' defense that the 2008
hearing was a "show trial."
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
This Jan. 9 photo shows the Coaches Trophy before the BCS National Championship game
between LSU and Alabama in New Orleans.
What changes could
look like for the BCS
The Associated Press
College football's newest
way to crown a national
champion should become
a lot clearer in south Flor-
ida on Wednesday and
The conference commis-
sioners in charge of the
Bowl Championship Se-
ries will meet for the fourth
time this year, trying to sort
out the future of the BCS.
They are focusing on four
options, though within in
each plan there are myriad
details to be worked.
Amemo, first reported by
USA Today and obtained
by The Associated Press,
identified much of what's
on the table.
A final decision isn't ex-
pected to come from this
round of meetings, but
BCS Executive Director Bill
Hancock has said he'd like
the conference commis-
sioners and Notre Dame's
athletic director to come
out of them with exten-
sive plans for the leagues
to chew on over the next
month or so.
A playoff is the best.bet,
but more detailed plans
also allow for more reasons
We break down the pos-
sibilities and give an edu-
cated guess about the
chances of each being
What is it?: Basically,
more of the same with
tweaks. No more automat-
ic bids. No more two teams
per conference limit. More
flexibility for the bowls to
swap teams to create bet-
Pros: Three SEC teams in
the big games.
Cons: Three SEC teams in
the big games.
Chance it is chosen: It
seems unlikely that the
powers that be would
tantalize fans with talk
of expanding to a format
that allows more teams
the chance to enter the
postseason with a shot to
win the national title, and
then pull the chair right
out from under them. Plus,
they know the format has
gone stale and needs a
makeover to boost the bot-
tom line. But if they can't
agree on how to make big
changes, this would be the
What is it?: Consider this
the retro option. Instead of
setting the championship
game matchup after the
regular season and confer-
ence title games are over in
early December, the title
game teams would be se-
lected after the bowls are
Played. But it's not No. 1 vs.
No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in
the bowls. Conceivably, all
the majorbowls couldhave
a team in national title
Pros: The bowls are still
important, and if you liked
the old days when No. 1
could be playing in the
Orange Bowl, while No. 2
was in the Cotton and No.
3 was in the Rose, this is
for you. It also eliminates
those midweek BCS games
that often have no buzz.
Cons: Hard to sell this as
Chance it is chosen:
Outside chance. It allows
the Big Ten and Pac-12
to keep the Rose Bowl as
their private domain and
injects championship im-
plications into more post-
season games, clearing a
stumbling block even as
it leaves another one in
place by failing to create a
What is it?: What we've
all been waiting for, a play-
off. A small one. The top
four teams are seeded. No.
1 plays No. 4 while No. 2
plays No. 3. A week later,
the winners play for the
national title. The confer-
ence commissioners want
the season to end closer
to New Year's Day than it
has been, so semis would
likely be a few days before
the calendar flips.
But there's a catch. Ac-
tually, there are several
catches, most importantly
where to play the game.
The Big Ten has been
pushing home sites, which
sounds cool especially
to Big Ten Commissioner
Jim Delany until you
start doing logistics on
holding a huge sporting
event in Manhattan, Kan.,
or Pullman, Wash.
Also, the prospect of
playing outdoors in, say,
Madison, Wis., in late De-
cember, is not something
SEC Commissioner Mike
Slive's members will like.
The games could be
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played in the traditional
bowls, rotating around the
way the BCS does now. Or
the three new games could
be awarded to the highest
bidders and be played sep-
arate from the bowls. Or
possibly some combina-
tion of those two. But will
fans travel to two neutral
There's also been the sug-
gestion of picking the four
That would raise the
stakes on the regular sea-
son and league champion-
ship games essentially
weekend into the first
round of the playoffs -
and take some of the sub-
jectivityout of selecting the
teams. However, a possible
playoff field featuring Nos.
1, 3, 5, and 7 is going to be
tough to sell many fans.
When Hancock talks
about coming up with
something more specific,
he's talking mostly about
Pros: It's a playoff.
Cons: No matter how
they configure it, people
will complain that they
screwed it up.
Chance it is chosen: If
there is a leader among the
formats, and Hancock in-
sists there is not, this is it.
Four Teams Plus
What is it?: The four high-
est ranked teams meet in
the semis, but the Big Ten
and Pac-12 always play in
the Rose Bowl. This could
produce the oddity of three
Pros: Delany and Pac-12
Commissioner Larry Scott
get what they want.
Con: Three semifinals?
Chance it is chosen: All
you need to know is this
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one of my favorites. What
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plify in many ways. I don't
think that adds to the sim-
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AP source: Falcons hope
to acquire Asante Samuel
The Associated Press
Ga. The Atlanta Fal-
cons were in negotiations
on Tuesday to acquire
cornerback Asante Sam-
uel from the Philadelphia
A trade for Samuel
would provide a high-
light to what has been a
relatively quiet offseason
for the Falcons, who have
worked to retain their free
agents instead of making
a splash through trades or
The Falcons have six
picks but no first-round
selection in the NFL draft.
They hope to acquire
Samuel before the draft,
according to a person fa-
miliar with the talks.
The person spoke to The
Associated Press on con-
dition of anonymity on
Tuesday because the deal,
which may include a draft
pick, is not complete.
Samuel, 31, is a four-
time Pro Bowl pick. He.
would give the Falcons'
new defensive coordina-
tor Mike Nolan a strong
trio at cornerback with
Dunta Robinson and
Brent Grimes, who Tues-
day signed his franchise
tag tender. Grimes will
make $10.262 million
Grimes' agent, Ben
Dogra, said the corner-
back would like a deal
that lasts beyond the
"We will continue
to talk and the goal is
to hopefully reach a
long-term deal at some
point," Dogra told The
Samuel's contract calls
for him to earn $9.9 mil-
lion in 2012 and $11.4
million in 2013. He might
rework the deal to help
the trade fit the Falcons'
The Falcons began their
offseason program on
Falcons general manag-
er Thomas Dimitroff was
New England's director
of scouting when the Pa-
triots selected Samuel in
the fourth round in 2003.
Samuel set a career high
with 10 interceptions for
the Patriots in 2006.
Samuel signed a six-year
deal with the Eagles in
2008. The Eagles acquired
Asomugha and Domi-
before the 2011 season,
creating a trio that didn't
State police probing
NEW ORLEANS -
While state police and the
FBI start a wiretapping
probe into the Saints and
general manager Mickey
Loomis, assistant head
coach Joe Vitt is calling
the allegations that Loo-
mis' had his Superdome
booth wired so he could
listen to opposing coach-
Vitt calls the suggestion
that Loomis listened in
to opposing coaches'
that he's never heard of
somethinglike that before.
Vitt says it sounds more
to him like something
out of "Star Wars" or
the FBI's. investigation
of mafia boss Sammy
"the Bull" Gravano, and
he adds that those who
made the allegations are
A joint Louisiana state
police and FBI task force
began investigating the
allegations Tuesday, one
day after they were made
by anonymous sources in
an. ESPN report.
for more information
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Buccaneers aim to fill glaring needs in draft
I he Assocuited Pross
TAMPA-Three years into a re-
building project that's produced
inconsistent results, the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers insist they're
headed in the right direction.
Despite going 3-13,10-6 and 4-
12 the past three seasons under
former coach Raheem Morris,
the Bucs feel replacement Greg
Schiano inherited a solid young
team that's already improved
through free agency and has a
chance to get even better with
the fifth pick in this week's NFL
Alabama's Trent Richardson
fits the description of the every-
down running back that could
make a difference on offense,
and LSU cornerback Morris
Claiborne has skills that could
impact a defense that ranked
among the league's worst a year
Just don't expect Schiano or
general manager Mlark Dominik
to say much about either pros-
pect or how they might fit into
Tampa Bay's plans.
"Anything I say publicly about
this puts us at a disadvantage....
We have people scanning peo-
ple's websites, trying to find any
clue, and every other team in
the league does the same thing,"
said. Schiano, a first-time NFL
head coach who spent the past
11 seasons at Rutgers, where he
transformed one of college foot-
ball's doormats into a Big East
"The thing I love, when you
come from college, you get a
chance at 200 and some draft
picks. Those are the 200 or so of
the best players in the world,"
Schiano added. "How can you go
wrong? As long as you pick the
ones that fit your system and fit
the kind of people you want, you
should have good football play-
ers. So we're very excited about
Dominik and Morris launched
Tampa. Bay's youth movement
in 2009, purging the roster of
several key players over the age
of 30 and drafting quarterback
Josh Freeman in the opening
round. Nearly every move made
since, including the selection of
four defensive linemen in the
TH1E ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS
New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano leads the team onto the field during a minicamp on April
17 in Tampa.
first two rounds of the past two
drafts, has been intended to put
pieces in place to help Freeman
One of Morris' favorite phrases
was "It's all about 5," referring to
the 6-foot-6, 250-pound quarter-
back's jersey number. That's not
goingto change under Schiano.
In addition to hiring Giants
quarterbacks coach Mike Stl-
livan as offensive coordinator,
the Bucs made a splash in free
agency by signing receiver Vin-
cent Jackson and luring All-Pro
guard Carl Nicks away from NFC
South rival New Orleans.
"Hiring Mike Sullivan kind of
gives you a hint about what we
want to look like, but 1 believe
in running the football and I be-
lieve in taking shots downfield.
What we were able to do in free
agency, Carl Nicks helps in run-
ning the ball and I like our of-
fensive line, how it's coming to-
gether," Schiano said.
"The whole game is players,
so you look at the matchups
and think how can we help our
players be the best they can be?
You look at the middle of the of-
fensive line, I think we're pretty
strong. Josh is a big quarterback,
he should be able to slide up in
the pocket and deliver the foot-
ball. He's one of the few guys that
can see over the line of scrim-
mage and I think that helps a lot.
We've got to keep No. 5 upright,
he got hit way too much last year.
When you can run and throw
play-action, it gives you a little
better chance to protect him."
The Bucs have six picks over
seven rounds, and Dominik is
confident there's plenty of talent
available to fill an abundance
of needs, including linebacker
and safety. If Richardson doesn't
wind up being the team's top
pick, adding a running back will
remain a priority as the draft
"I think there's value through-
out. I don't like to get into this
position is strong, this position
is weak. But I do think there is
good value throughout this draft
that I think fits the needs of our
football team. ... I think it's a
good draft class and that some
impact players will come out
of this draft class that we'll talk
about for a long time," Dominik
Third-year pro LeGarrette
Blount has been an effective
runner the past two seasons.
However, fumbling has been an
issue and so has his inability to
demonstrate he can master pass
protection schemes and other
responsibilities in the passing
As a result, there are long
stretches of games where he re-
mains on the bench, especially
when Tampa Bay falls behind.
Schiano prefers a dominant
back, but isn't opposed to fill-
ing the position by committee
as long as he can get the produc-
tion necessary to win.
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turned our program around at
Rutgers on the shoulders of Ray
Rice. He certainly never walked
off the field feeling he didn't
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groove. I talk about touches dur-
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of like a pizza and you earn your
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you are, we're going to find ways
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ber entering his 16th season, the
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ket for an eventual replacement
for the 37-year-old. Claiborne is
considered the best prospect at
Dominik isn't tipping his
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pick at five, of the amount of
players that we're discussing at
that fifth pick, you just have to
look at the overall picture," the
general manager said. "I know
that's kind of a vague answer, but
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either because that's not the way
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three dogs, two turtles and a lizard. They
are overrunning her house. There are
random bits of garbage all over the floor,
along with used dishes both human
and pet. When the dogs do their busi-
ness in the house, she lets it stay there
for hours while she gets other work done.
The last time I was there, I wiped some
food off of the wall, and she said I was
Two months ago, one of her dogs died.
A week later, she bought a new one for
$750. I happen to know she now has
less than $100 in her bank account. And
I worry she might lose her job. Her co-
workers have complained that her cloth-
ing is sloppy and covered in dog hair.
I've told her many times that she has
too many pets. She replies that it's not
my business and storms off. I suggested
she give me one of her dogs or cats, and
she told me she would simply buy more.
I believe her.
How can I make her see the light? I feel
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which the mathematicians will tell you oc-
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ers would immediately attack that suit, going
down when it breaks 4-1.
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does not hurt to give it a try, keeping diamonds
on the back burner. At trick two, declarer should
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es his top hearts. When they are 3-3, he is trying
diamonds for overtricks. But if hearts prove to
be'4-2 or worse, the diamond suit is still avail-
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things need to change.
Dear Concerned: To some extent, your
sister is right: This isn't your business.
A messy home and dog-haired clothing
might not be your preference, but they
aren't necessarily a health risk. She is
depleting her bank balance in order to
purchase animals, but then, some people
do that with shoes.
There can be a fine line between ec-
centric behavior that is within acceptable
boundaries and behavior that indicates
mental illness. We don't think your sister.
has crossed that line, but she bears
So stop criticizing her choices, but keep
an eye on whether her appearance and
the condition of her house substantially
deteriorate, whether she goes into debt
and whether the animals are well treated.
And let her know you will be a sympa-
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excellent condition. Call for pictures.
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COUGAR TRAVEL TRAILER
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big rear window,
Sliving/dining slide, excel-
i' llen lent condition, new tires,
must see to appreciate,
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Slide, Sidewinder Hitch For Short Bed Truck, 2
Flat Screen TVs, Big Rear Window Extra clean,
$19,995, Call 334-701-2101
1998 American Dream Motor Home 40ft. Die-
sel 325, Cummings, 334-714-3393
Allegro 2005 38ft: 3 slides, auto leveling,
In-motion Sat. & Home Theater system,
washer/dryer, central Vac., King bed and hide
away queen sofa bed, 3 Tv's and DVD. Too
many to list. Excellent Condition. No Pets or
Smoking. Asking $135,000. Call 850-294-3792
GMC'57 Half Ton, original
6 cylinder, short bed, 270
engine, straight shift on
column. l-owner, father &
son. Runs very well. No
smoke. Partially body restored in 2001. Red in
color. No known rust through. Serious offer or
inquiry only please. $11,200 Neg. 334-678-1488
'10 Nissan Maxima Garage kept, crimson black
w/ charcoal int. 14,700 hwy miles, 1-driver,
non-smoker, w/rear spoiler, mat set, blue
tooth, mp3, multi-disc, sun-roof, sharp-exc.
cond. Call for all extras on this car
$25,100 334-400-3736 *
2005 Toyota Camry SE,
white, with 109,000 miles.
The vehicle is in very good ,
condition and is listed below
the Kelly Blue Book Value.
Please call/text 205-602-8807
or 205-394-5326. $8,900
-'eaS Chrysler 03 Concorde LX1:
Red, fully loaded, leather
seats, power door &.
window locks, miles 102k.
t Call 334-677-6047
DODGE '02 caravan new trans $3,000 OBO:
DIRT BIKE TTR90 needs carburetor $600:
CRAFTSMAN Riding lawn mower like new $850
Ford 2010 F-150 4X4 XLT
new! power Everything, Un-
der warranty, 23,000 miles,
bluetooth, navigation, Micro-
soft SYNC, Michelin tires, al-
loy wheels, and much more!
$31,400 OBO. Call (334) 984-0339
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sedan, 60,000 miles,
4 like new, $6325. Call:
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loaded, 4 cylinder
36,000 miles, clean,
$8300. Call 334-790-7959.
Jeep '05 Wrangler, 87,500 miles, 6 cylinder, 4
wheel drive, Manual 6 speed transmission, A/C,
New Tires, New Soft Top, New Seat Covers,
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One Of A Kind! '06 Chevorlet HHR LT gray &
black, includes, southern comfort package
$11500. 334-406-1861 or 334-406-4884.
Toyota '03 Matrix, 5
speed, 104K miles,
P/B, P/S, A/C, P/W, 30
plus gas mileage.
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mint condition, garage
kept, extra seat, only
1,091 miles. $5,000.
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black in color 4,800 mi. Vancps & Hines Pro
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lowering kit, 4-helments, Racing Tuner
asking $12,000. 334-701-6968.
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110B WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Magic hopeful with postseason fast approaching
The Associated Press
ORLANDO It's not every day that an
NBA coach embraces a line popularized
in a gritty crime film as a mantra for his
These are not typical times for the Or-
lando Magic or coach Stan Van Gundy.
"We all we got" will have to do. Bad
grammar and all.
That's especially the case with All-Star
Dwight Howard out for the season fol-
lowing back surgery and Van Gundy's
injury-riddled team needing a win in
its last two games of the regular season
to lock up the sixth spot in the Eastern
"I just thought it was apropos to what
we've been going through," said Van Gun-
dy regarding the quote from the movie
"New Jack City" that is echoing through-
out the Magic locker room. "No. 1, we're
not looking around for excuses for what
we're going through. This is all we've got
and we need to pull together to get the
In the mix to be one of the East's top
three teams a month ago, the Magic have
dropped three straight games and five of
their last seven. It has made them fall all
the way to the sixth seed and a likely first-
round matchup with Indiana.
Should they fail to beat either lowly 7-57
Charlotte in Wednesday's home finale or
Thursday at Memphis, they could slip to
seventh and a pairing with Miami.
"We just gotta go out there and put to-
gether the best game we can," said point
guard Jameer Nelson, who is question-
able for Wednesday with a calf bruise.
"That and don't worry about the stand-
ings or anything else. That's more of a
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard leaves the court after the Magic's 119-89 win over the
Detroit Pistons in Orlando on April 9.
distraction than anything. We need to just
go out and play our game, keep our inten-
sity and our energy level up, go out and
take care of business."
Whatever happens, Howard won't be on
the sidelines to watch.
He is staying Los Angeles for at least the
next three weeks to rehab after his back
surgery and won't be on the sidelines to
watch during the postseason. Van Gundy
said it's been agreed by all involved that
travel is not ideal for his back right now.
His absence has been noticeable, par-
ticularly on the defensive end with Or-
lando going just 3-7 without him and
allowing opponents to average above 50
percent shooting from the field in those
In the 54 games Howard played in this
season, the Magic were 33-21 and held
foes to 43 percent shooting.
"I'm sure he'd like to be around, but with
him not playing it can't help us a whole
lot, so he needs to do what's best for his
rehab," Van Gundy said.
There's a little good news on the injury
front for the Magic.
Forward Hedo Turkoglu, who has been
sidelined since cheekbone surgery on
April 7, participated in the non-contact
part of practice Tuesday and shot after-
ward. He said he hopes to be back the first
game of the playoffs.
"I'll try to do my best to put myself in
that situation," he said. "And hopefully
if I get a call, I'll just try to go out there
and do my best to help the team. I don't
know how long I will play. But when I do,
I will try to do my best and try to provide
something for the team."
Also, forwards Earl Clark (sore left knee)
and Quentin Richardson (sore calf) sat
out practice Tuesday, but are expected to
play against the Bobcats.
Clark said who plays in the playoffs
doesn't matter right now.
"I don't think we just worry about that,
we're just trying to get a win," Clark said.
"Just continue to get better, get some guys
healthy and move forward. Whoever we
play in the playoffs, it's going be the play-
offs and either you win or go home. To
me (Indiana and Miami are) both tough
teams and dangerous teams."
However it ends up, what is certain is
that the Magic will have a much tougher
time than many thought erasing the sting
of a first-round playoff exit last season.
Still, forward Ryan Anderson rejected
the notion that they are finished without
Howard in the lineup.
"That's the safe thing for people to say,"
Anderson said. "We can go out and sur-
prise a lot of people. I think we have a
lot of talent and proven that we can beat
great teams...If people want to call us the
underdog or dead man walking or what-
ever it is, that's what they can think. That's
the safe thing if you're a betting man.
"But I think we have a great team. We
play extremely hard and I don't think
we're going give up without a fight."
Jefferson, Jazz ready f
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY There was a time
when Al Jefferson was overwhelmed,
struggling through a fitness evaluation
program just months after his 2010 trade
to the Utah Jazz from Minnesota.
"He really got his butt handed to him,"
said Marcus Elliott, who runs the spe-
cialty P3 camp in Santa Barbara, Calif. "I
don't think he enjoyed any minute he was
with us. Of all the athletes, he was the one
who battled it the most."
Jefferson, however, made a second go
at the program last offseason on his
own during the NBA lockout even re-
locating to Santa Barbara for an extended
period so he could put in the time.
The eighth-year pro wanted to be able
to defend stronger, jump higher and stay
healthy rededicating himself with the
goal of returning to the playoffs for the
first time since his rookie season.
One win against the Phoenix Suns on
Tuesday night and the Jazz will be in.
His teammates want it as much for the
big guy as Jefferson himself.
Even certain opponents find it hard to
root against him.
"I think he deserves it," said Orlando
Magic center Glen Davis, a fellow south-
erner who has battled Jefferson since
or leap to postseason
their AAU days. "People underestimate won't be available for the playoffs or Lon-
the guy. People look past him. But he's a don Olympics following back surgery for
great player." a herniated disk.
Jefferson leads the Jazz in just about ev- Overall, Jefferson's numbers are the
ery statistical category- points per game best since he tore his right ACL midway
(19.4), rebounds (9.6), minutes (34.4) and through the 2008-09 season with Min-
blocks (1.68) and his shooting percent- nesota, which acquired him in July 2007
age (.494) lags just slightly behind the from Boston in the Kevin Garnett trade.
two youngsters he is mentoring: Derrick "Normally at this time of the season I
Favors and Enes Kanter. lose my strength," said Jefferson.
He even made his first career 3-pointer All the offseason work has helped him
this year, the night he fought back tears stay strong. Saturday's overtime victory
after losing his grandmother. against Orlando marked his 30th double-
The 27-year-old Jefferson ranks second double of the season, with a keyblock and
among NBA centers in scoring behind rebound late as well as the game-tying 12-
only Orlando's Dwight Howard, who footer with 21 seconds left in regulation.
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