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Suspended Malone councilman arrested again
From staff reports
Suspended Malone Town
Councilman Fred "Freddie" Lee
Jones was arrested on Monday
with three additional charges of
dealing in stolen property, grand
theft of a motor vehicle, as well
as a new charge of harassing a
witness, victim or informant.
Jones was arrested and charged
with two counts of grand theft
and two counts
dealing in stolen
property on April
24. Gov. Rick Scott
from office on
Jones According to one
Jones was paid $500 for a 1996
Oldsmobile and a 1998 Hyun-
dai from Tri-State Recycling and
Towing of Colquitt, Ga. The cars
were then sold to Mike's Auto
Sales of Donaldsonville, Ga., on
Dec. 28, 2010, and Jan. 3, 2011.
The victims reported the cars
stolen on May 7 to the Jackson
County Sheriff's Office. The com-
plaint stated Jones used a man
named Jarrod Brown to provide
the identification needed for
the initial transaction, but Jones
contacted Tri-State and received
all of the payment.
Jones is also accused of selling
a 1993 Buick to Mike's Auto Sales,
directing them to the location of
the car on Aug. 8, 2011, and later
giving them a bill of sale. Accord-
ing to the complaint, the victim
said he did'not sell or give the car
to Jones, authorize anyone to re-
move the car from his property.
He also denies being contacted
by Jones to remove the car from
his property or receiving pay-
ment for the car. The victim re-
ported the car missing on April
27 to the JCSO.
A case has been opened against
See ARREST, Page7A
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People wanting to celebrate the Fourth of
July should take safety precautions even
when using low powered fireworks like these
BY LAUREN DELGADO
With firework and barbecue season
upon us, officials are asking residents
to stay safe and remember some tips to
keep their holiday fun.
Only fireworks containing twenty-five
hundredths grains or less of explosive
compound are legal, essentially making
anything that flies or explodes illegal.
The only type of personal fireworks al-
lowed for personal use are snake or glow
worms, smoke devices, trick noisemak-
ers, party poppers, booby traps, snap-
pers, trick match, cigarette loads or
auto burglar alarms.
Even the legal fireworks are a fire
hazard. Jackson County Fire Marshal
Chuck Sawyer said people should keep
the area where the fireworks will be set
off damp to keep vegetation for catch-
ing fire. The best scenario would be to
have the fireworks on a hard surface
like asphalt or concrete.
He said adults should be the only ones
to set off fireworks. Never shoot the fire-
works at people or cars and never hold
a lit firework.,
Anytime you have an open flame,
keep a hose or a pail of water around in
case of a small vegetation fire, Sawyer
During this summer season, local
See SAFETY, Page 7A
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
Children in the Golson Summer Enrichment Program wave their flags during their annual performance of patriotic songs.
Children in enrichment program sing American songs
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Decked out in their red; white and
blue apparel, about 75 students from
Golson Elementary's Summer Enrich-
ment Program kicked off the Fourth of
July festivities for family and friends as
well as customers of the Marianna City
Farmers Market on Tuesday.
: The students sang "The' Star
Spangled Banner" and "You're a Grand
Old Flag," educational songs like "The
Preamble," which helped the students
a For a video of the Golson Elementary
event, go to www.jcfloridan.com.
learn the preamble to the Constitution,
and some more modern songs like
"God Bless the USA." Taps was played
in remembrance of fallen armed
Janie Nolen, curriculum coordinator
of Golson Elementary, said the stu-
dents have practiced about two hours
every week since the camp began. In
addition, the students have learned
.about voting, veterans, the different
branches of the armed services, and
the history of the U.S. flag and Pledge
"We need to make good citizens,"
The group performed at the.Mari-
anna Health and Rehabilitation Center
before coming to the farmers inarket.
"This is our way of giving back to our
community," Nolen said. "It's to show
the kids it's not all about taking, it's
giving as well."
Evangelyouth raising money for missionaries
Evangel youth raising money for missionaries
BY LAUREN DELGADO
Residents and business owners
throughout Jackson County may
have a neon pink, range and green
surprise on their lawn in the coming
Evangel Worship Center's youth
group unveiled its new fundraiser
- the "Tacky Potty" for Speed
the Light, a charitable program that
supplies missionaries with much
needed supplies and equipment.
"SPL depends completely on
youth," said Christy McAllister, a
youth sponsor at Evangel.
For $25, residents can have the
potty delivered to a house or busi-
ness. They can pay an "insurance" of
$50 to never have the potty arrive at
their house or business. If the "Tacky
Potty" arrives on your lawn, a $20
donation will have it removed or for
$30 it can be removed and given to
"You can share the blessing with
others," McAllister said with a laugh.
Angie Carpenter and Cassie Wil-
lis, owners of Un2U Gifts in Mari-
anna, had the potty in front of their
business on Tuesday.
"I think it's a cool idea," Carpen-
ter said. "Those kids are always
Carpenter, a congregant of Evan-
gel, said she had a feeling the potty
would make its way to her lawn, but
she isn't certain who sent it over. The
potty will make it to a new location
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D NRW Independence Trail Ride -7 a.m. start
(saddle up. 6:30 a.m.) at the corner of Wintergreen
and Bowers in Bascom. Ride is 11 miles (round trip)
Lunch will be served. Call 693-3442.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
R Job Club -10:30 a.m. at the Marianna Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in Mari-
anna. Learn job seeking/retention skills. No charge.
a July 4th Fun Day Starts at noon at Sneads
Free Will Baptist Church, 7970 Davis St., Sneads,
with hamburgers, hot dogs, games and fun for all.
a Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
C City of Marianna July 4th Celebration 3 p.m.
at Madison Street Park, downtown, with live music,
arts, crafts, kids' activities and food vendors. The
Magic Comedy Show will have face painting, animal
balloons, candy and a magic show at 4 p.m. Cedar
Mountain performs at 5 p.m. Fireworks start after
sunset. Bring lawn chairs. Call 718-1001.
THURSDAY, JULY 5
a Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. In Madison Street Park.
n St. Anne's Thrift Store July Sale 9 a.m. to I
p.m. at 4285 Second Ave:, Marianna. Call 482-3734.
n 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
) Free Employability Workshops ;EFM' 1:30 to
2:30 p.m.; "Resume,"3 to 4 p.m.; and "Mathemat-
ics," 4 to 5 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career
Center. Call 718-0326.
n Gilmore Academy and Jackson County
Training School Reunion A 4 p.m. meet-and-
greet/registration event at the McLean Community
Center in Marianna kicks off the July 5-8 reunion.
All former students and teachers are welcome. Call
303-1551 or 482-2733.
n VFW Meeting 6 p.m. at 2830 Wynn St. in
Marianna. Ted Walt VFW Post 12046 and Ladies
Auxiliary meet for a covered-dish supper, followed
by a business meeting at 7.p.m. Call 372-2500.
i William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Society,
Sons Of The American Revolution Meeting at
Jim's Buffet and Grill in Marianna, with a Dutch-
treat meal at 6:30 p.m. Chapter President Lionel
Young will present, "Unusual and Little Known Facts
of American History." Anyone interested in the SAR
is welcome. Call 594-6664.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.
FRIDAY, JULY 6
International Chat'n' Sip 8:30 to 10 a.m. at-
the Jackson County Public Library,.2929 Green St.'
in Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter-
national English learners invite the public for the
exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
; Free Employability Workshops "Computer
Basics" 11 a.m. to noon; "Soft Skills:'1;30 to 2:30
p.m.; and "Spanish II' 3.to 4 p.m. at the Marianna
One Stop Career Center. Call 718-0326.
a Reunion Parade 4 p.m. along Orange Street in
Marianna (3 p.m. line-up on OakStreet) for Jackson
County Training School and Gilmore Academy
'alumni. Public welcome. Call 482-7497.
Calhoun County Veterans Event 6 p.m.
at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Club House
in Blo'untstown. Sgt. Cornelious Davis, Tuskegee
Airman and Sr. Master Sgt. James Ayers will-share
WWII and Vietnam War military stories. Call 850-
) 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.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8
to 9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
SATURDAY, JULY 7
) Marianna City Farmers'Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park. ,
)-Cox Family Reunion -10 a.m..in the Circle Hill
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 7170 Circle Hill'-
Road, Parramore community east of Lovedale. All
descendents of William Henry and Elizabeth Cox are
invited. Bring a covered dish. Call 592-4779.
n Alford Community Health Clinic Hours -10
a.m to 2 p.m at 1770 Carolina St. in Alford. The free
clinic, for income-eligible patients without medical
insurance, treats short-term and chronic illnesses.
Call 263-7106 or 209-5501 for an.appointment;
walk-ins welcome. Sign in before noon.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
list Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) JCTS Black & White Ball 8 p.m. at "The Gath-
ering Place," Highway 90 West, Marianna. Sponsor:
Jackson County Training School Class of 1968. Door
prizes, 50/50 raffle, free food and drinks, DJs play-
ing the sounds of the '50s-'80s. Security on site.
Advance tickets: $40 per person. No tickets sold at
the door. Call 706-464-7445.
SUNDAY, JULY 8
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna (in
one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.). At-
tendance for persons with a desire to stop drinking.
Chipola College early fall registration for
currently enrolled students. New and returning stu-
dents can register July 10,11 and 12. Call 718-2211
or visit www.chipola.edu.
i 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.
Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet& Grill. Call 482-2005.
n Free Employability Workshop "5-Steps to
Rapid Employment," to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday,'
July 9-19 at the Marianna One Stop Career Center.
) Jackson County Development Council Board
Meeting 5 p.m. in the upstairs conference room
of the Nearing Court Office Building, 2840 Jefferson
St. in Marianna. Public welcome.
) Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 US 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email email@example.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
The Marianna Police De- 1
apartment listed the following
incidents for July 2, the latest
available report: One accident
,with no injury, three suspicious
vehicles, two suspicious inci-
dents, four suspicious people,
two highway obstructions,
complaint, one --.- _-.
verbal distur- ,:'. z-
bance, two -
burglary alarm '_ ii.ME
traffic stops, one
larceny complaint, one crimi-
nal mischief complaint, two
one illegally parked vehicle,
one animal complaint, one car
in ditch, two fraud complaints,
one assist of another agency,
three public service calls and
two welfare checks,.:
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/res-
cue reported the following
incidents for July 2, the latest
available report. (Some of these
calls may be related to after-
hours calls taken on behalf
of Graceville and Cottondale
police departments): One acci-
dent with injury, three hospice
deaths, six abandoned vehicles,
,twp suspicious incidents, four
suspicious people, three high-
way obstructions, one report
of mental illness, four verbal
disturbances, two commercial
single fire, four drug offenses,
31 medical calls, two traffic
crashes, one burglary alarm
complaint, one panic alarm
complaint, 12 traffic stops, two
larceny complaints, one assault,
one noise disturbance, one sex
offense, one fraud complaint,
one assist of a motorist/pedes-
trian, two assists bf another
agency, child abuse complaint,
one public service call, one
welfare check, one transport
and two threat/harassment
The' following-persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Jeremiah Straight, 26,
3070 Carters Mill Road, Mari-
anna, domestic battery by
) Devin Ranew, 19, 4936 Satin
Drive, Basdom, violation of
) Freddie Jones, 64, 5271
1 thAve., Malone, 3 counts
of dealing in stolen property,
grand theft of motor vehicle,
harassing a witness, victim or
) Willie Kellum, 30, 5420
Thomas Drive, Graceville,
violation of conditional release.
) Ruth Laster, 31, 5115 Knapp
St., Greenwood, violation of
) Christopher Davis, 25, 587
7th St., Chipley, violation of
) Mark Swearingen, 19, 2018
Creekwood Drive, Marianna,,
sentenced to 60 days.
) Franklin Zimmerman, 51,
3100 Dave Lane, Marianna,
.failure to appear.
JAIL POPULATION: 237
To report'a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Troop 3 returns from week at Camp Alaflo
Special to the Floridan
Troop 3 Boy Scouts of Mari-
anna enjoyed participating in a
week-long camp this summer
at Camp Alaflo near Enterprise,
Scouts and leaders began
their trip to Camp Alaflo on
Sunday,. June 17, after meeting
at the Scout Hut at Wynn Street
Park in Marianna, to make final'
preparations for travel.
Arriving at their Mohawk
campsite, Troop 3 Scouts began
the process of putting up their
tents, cleaning and raking the
area, and getting ready for the
busy week ahead.
Campers participated in a wide
variety of merit badge classes:
Leatherwork, citizenship in the
nation and world, communica-
tion, kayaking, environmental
science, archery, swimming,
rawhide (for first time campers)
The 10 Scouts from Troop 3
worked diligently all week to
attend merit badge classes and
complete all extra assignments,
maintain a clean and orderly
campsite, and participate in an
array of special events during
For the sixth and final night
of camp, parents and fam-
ily members were invited to
join campers at the awards and
Troop 3 Scouts were recog-
nized for an impressive number
of prestigious awards: "Honor
Troop" award; "Honor Camp-
er" (awarded to all 10 Troop 3
Scouts), "Best Campsite," "Honor
Scoutmaster" (awarded to lead-
ers Estelle Whiddon and Andy
Campbell), first-place awards
to Scout Chasion Johnson for
both ."Rifle" and "Shotgun"
shooting; and adult "Shotgun"
(first place) and "Rifle" (second
place) awarded to Troop 3 leader
Andy Campbell, who also com-
pleted the one-mile swim on the
final day of camp. ,
. Troop 3 Boy Scouts worked to-'
gether to "Do a Good Turn" each
day, show Scout spirit at all as-
semblies, demonstrate at least
five basic knots and identify five
types of trees, and help another
Scout learn a new skill.
Scouts helped clean the din-
ing hall daily and completed
various handicraft projects. Of
special importance, Troop 3
Scouts and leaders helped with
a special project to enhance the
.Camp Alaflo campgrounds by
removing debris that had previ-
ously blown into the lake during
a storm, and removing damaged
rubber mats and materials from
frequently traveled walkways.
The Marianna Optimist Club is
the chartering 'organization for
Troop 3 Boy Scouts.
For more information about
Boy Scouts, call Scout Master
Bill Kleinhans at 526-2897. For
more information about Camp
Alaflo, visit www.alflcouncilbsa.
Troop 3 Scouts apd leaders gather outside the gate one of many "camp gadgets" they made throughout the week they
built at the entrance to their Mohawk campsite: From left are (front row) Everett Johnson, C.J. Barnes, Christopher Gay, Noah
McArthur and Chad Case; and (back row) Ernie Lafferty, Levin Berry, Jacob Lafferty, Cameron Powell, David McArthur, Andy
Campbell,Estelle Whiddon, Mathew Pelham and Chaison Johnson.
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Troop 3 Scout Everett Johnson completed all requirements toearn his Kayaking Merit Badge.
MIarriage, Divorce Report
Special to the Floridan
The following mar-,
riages and divorces were
recorded in Ja(
County during the
of June 25-29:
) George Daniel Johnson
and Melissa Joy McCool.'
) Thomas A. Carney
Jr. and Malissa Deanne
) Ashley Necole Stew-
-28-36 art and Onyekachi Joseph
) Tamara L. Caninoand
able Robert Coleman Williams.
) Eric Charles Booth and
Melissa Ann Weeks.
) Deena Michelle Zim-.
merman vs. Franklin
Delano Zimmerman Jr.
) Sakima L. Godwin vs.
Gerald A. Bryant.
) Darrel Lovern Wil-
liams Jr. vs. Dawn Michelle
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7/3 61-6 7-6-7-9 Not avail
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(M) 0-6-5 4-5-9-8
(E) 6/30 00 7 8.9-7-9 13-16-22-25-30
(M) 1-76-6 4 9-8-4
7/1 .4-7.8 1-8-0 5
E = Evening drawing
12 19-21 23-31
M = Midday drawing
Saturday 6/30 715-20-41-44
Wednesday 6,/27 6.34-40.46.58
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Leader Andy Campbell represents Troop 3 well in the
Scoutmaster's Belly Flop contest at Camp Alaflo.
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Saturday 6,30 1326-50)5152-53, .'.xtrax4
Wednesday 6/27 2-7-18-29-35-44 trax4
For lottery information. c11 850-487-7777 or 900-737-7777
BEN SAUNDERS, D.M.D.
4711 Highway 90 East Marianna, FL
(Between Burger King & Big Lots) 526-SPIT
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012 3AF
Letter to the Editor
I would like to offer some comments regarding the
article in yourThursday, June 22, 2012, issue, and the
matters addressed by it pertaining t the county roads.
The article was very elUl done and' accurately reflected
what transpired at the board meeting.
I would like it known thatI spoke by phone with Com-
missioner Stephens a few hours prior to the meeting.
I voiced my concerns as related at the meeting and re-
ported in your article. I told him that, on the entire two
miles of Stephens Road, there are 10 homes, not includ-
ing the vacant log home built over a century ago by my
great-grandfather. Two of those modern homes have
been vacant for a good portion of the last two years.
I stated that I did not know how long it takes from
initial conception to completion of a road project,
or to the point of determination of whether or not to
proceed with such.a project, but I would have thought
that."my" commissioner could have found the time to
consult with me or at least a member of my household
to determine our wishes or concerns. This is especially
true when considering his slightest whim could have
very real effects on the major financial asset that I own
which has an even greater value to me emotionally,,
culturally and historically. ,
There are only two members of my household, my
U.S. Marine Corps son and myself. Commissioner
Stephens told me that the majority of residents on the
road wanted it paved and that he was aware of only one
other person that did not want it paved. This statement
was very revealing in two respects. First, he obviously
found time to talk to several people who live in the
eight other occupied homes on the road. Secondly, the
wishes of a minority of constituents does.not matter.
In fact, his exact words'to me were, "Well;,it does not
Strikingly, this made rme feel at that time how T
,perceived Ms. Bowers-Brown stated she felt the night
of the meeting. 'had the feeling that Commissioner
Stephens decided.to, talk to those that mattered, and
not talk to those who:do:not. I would subrnutithatfwhile
I understand the concept of majority rule, the interests
and concerns of the minority should not be ignored.
I told Commissioner Stephens that I placed a flag-
pole on mypropertywhen my son graduated from
Marine basic training last year, and J proudly fly the
United States flag and the U.S. Marine Corps' flag on
my property. I told Commissioner Stephens of a line of
blueberry bushes thit'y 80-year-old father planted
about 25 years ago. They were given to him by a long
deceased friend and fellow church member. I asked,
at the meeting, if-the county would now take down my
flagpole and rip out the blueberry bushes. Economi-
cally, I realize we are talking pocket change, relatively
speaking. Emotionally, we are discussingmy treasures. I
received no reassurances. ....
The reporter obviously talked to Commissioner
Stephens after the meeting, because she stated that
he and I, though distant relatives, are not personally
acquainted. I found this to be very significant, as well.
He is facing reelection in November and I would not.
have known him by sight prior to the meeting. He not
only did not discuss this issue with me, he has never, to
my recollection, talked to me prior to the present when
running for election or at any other time, .
He has almost completed his term. This reinforces my
feeling of persona non gratis. I do not personally know
Commissioner Stephens. I cannot say, from personal
experience, that he is not an honest man or that he
lacks integrity. I can say, from personal experience, that
Ihave no confidence in him as my representative on
the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.
I do know Ernie Padgett, having met him about 30
years ago when he and I attended the same church. We
socialized together in the church family and he also
taught one of the classes I took when I was seeking my
associates degree at Chipola College. He was a source of
encouragement and inspiration in my quest for an edu-
cation that eventually led to my receiving a bachelor's
degree at the age of 33 and my law degree at the age
of 36. I know him to an honest man with impeccable
integrity. He is running for the office Commissioner
Stephens currently holds and he will be the person I
vote for to represent me on the Jackson County Board
M. GENE STEPHENS
OFF TO A NEW FISHIN'HOLEi .
Happy Birthday America
"We hold these truths to be selfevident, that allmen are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit ofHappiness."
United States Declaration of Independence,
Our Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, July 4,1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the
thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human
events, it becomes necessary for
one people to dissolve the.political
bands which have connected them
with another, and to assume among
the powers of the earth, the separate
and equal station to which the Laws
of Nature and of Nature's God entitle
them, a decent respect to the opin-
ions of mankind requires that they
should declare the causes which
impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evi-
dent, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of Happi-
ness. That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among
Men, deriving their just powers from
the consent of the governed, -That
whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter
or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation
on such principles and organizing
its powers in such formi:as to'them
shall seem most likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Govern-
ments long.established should not
be changed /for light and transient
causes; and accordingly all expe-
rience hath shewn, that mankind
are more disposed to suffer, while
evils are sufferable, than to right
themselves by abolishing the forms
to which they are accustomed. But
when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably
the same Object evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute Despo-
tism, it is their right, it is their duty,
to throw off such Government, and
to provide new Guards for their fu-
ture security. Such has been the
patient sufferance of these Colo-
nies; and such is now the necessity
which constrains them to alter their
former Systems of Government.
The history of the present King of
Great Britain is a history of repeated
injuries and usurpations, all having
in direct object the establishment
of an absolute Tyranny over these
States. To prove this, let Facts be
submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to
Laws, the most wholesome and
necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to
pass Laws of immediate and press-
ing importance, unless suspended
in their operation till his Assent
should be obtained; and when so
suspended, he has utterly neglected
to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws
for the accommodation of large dis-
tricts of people, unless those people
would relinquish the right of Repre-
sentation in the Legislature, a right
inestimable to them and formidable
to tyrants only.
He has called together legisla-
tive bodies. at places unusual, un-
comfortable, and distant from the
depository of their public Records, destroyed the lives of our people.
forthesolepurposeoffatiguingthem He is at this time transporting large
into compliance with his measures. Armies of foreign Mercenaries to
He has dissolved Representative compleat the works of death, deso-
Houses repeatedly, for opposing lation and tyranny, already begun
with manly firmness his invasions with circumstances of Cruelty &
on the rights of the people. perfidy scarcely paralleled in the
Hehasrefusedforalongtime, after most barbarous ages, and totally
such dissolutions, to cause others to unworthy the Head of a civilized
be elected; whereby the Legislative nation.
powers, incapable of Annihilation, He has constrained our fellow
have returned to the People at large Citizens taken Captive on the high
for their exercise; the State remain- Seas to bear Arms against their
ing in the mean time exposed to Country, to become the execution-
all the dangers of invasion from ers of their friends and Brethren, or
without, and convulsions within, to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has endeavoured to prevent He has excited domestic insurrec-
the population of these States;' tions amongst us, and has endea-
for that purpose: obstructing the voured to bring on the inhabitants
Laws for Naturalization of Foreign- of our frontiers, the merciless In-
ers; refusing to pass others to en- dian Savages, whose known rule
courage their migrations hither, of. warfare, is an undistinguished
and raising the conditions of new destruction of all ages, sexes and
Appropriations of Lands. conditions.
He has obstructed the Adminis- In every stage of these Oppres-
tration 6f. Justice, by refusing his sions We have Petitioned for Re-
Assent to Laws for establishing .dress in the most humble terms:
Judiciary powers. Our repeated Petitions have been
He has made Judges dependent answered only by repeated injury.
on his Will alone, for the tenure of A Prince whose, character is thus
their offices, and the amount and marked by every act which may de-
payment of their salaries. fine a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler
SHe has erected a multitude of New of a free people.
Offices, and sent hither swarms of Nor have We been wanting in at-
Officers to harrass our people, and tentions to our -Brittish brethren.
eat out their substance. We have warned them from time to
He has keptamong us, in times time of attempts by their legislature
of peace, Standing Armies with- to extend an unwarrantable juris-
out the Consent of our legislatures, diction over us. We have reminded
He has affected to render the Mili- them of the circumstances of our
tary independent of and superior to emigration and settlement here.
the Civil power. We have appealed' to their native
He has combined with others to justice and magnanimity, and we
subject us to a jurisdiction foreign have conjured them by the ties of
to our constitution, and unac- our common kindred to disavow
knowledge by our laws; giving his these usurpations, which, would
Assent to their Acts of pretended inevitably interrupt our connec-
Legislation: tions and correspondence. They too
For Quartering large bodies of have been deaf to the voice of jus-
armed troops among us: tice and of consanguinity. We must,
For protecting them, by a mock therefore, acquiesce in the neces-
Trial, from punishment for any sity, which denounces our Separa-
Murders which they should commit tion, and hold them, as we hold the
on the Inhabitants of these States& rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in
For cutting off our Trade with all Peace Friends.
parts of the world: We, therefore, the Representatives
SFor imposing Taxes on us without of the united States of America, in
our Consent: General Congress, Assembled, ap-
For depriving us in many cases, of pealing to the Supreme Judge of the
the benefits of Trial by Jury: world for the rectitude of our inten-
For transporting us beyond Seas tions, do, in the Name, and by Au-
to be tried for pretended offences: thority of the good People of these
For abolishing the free System Colonies, solemnly publish and
of English Laws in a neighboring declare, That these United Colonies
Province, establishing therein an are, and of Right ought to be Free
Arbitrary government, and enlarg- and Independent States; that they
ing its Boundaries so as to render are Absolved from all Allegiance to
it at once an example and fit in- the British Crown, and that all po-
strument for introducing the same litical connection between them
absolute rule into these Colonies: and the State of Great Britain, is
For taking away our Charters, and ought to be totally dissolved;
abolishing our most valuable Laws, and that as Free and Independent
and altering fundamentally the States, they have full Power to levy
Forms of our Governments: War, conclude Peace, contract Alli-
' For suspending our own Legisla- ances, establish Commerce, and to
tures, and declaring themselves in- do all other Acts and Things which
vested with power to legislate for us Independent States may of right do.
in all cases whatsoever. And for the support of this Decla-
He has abdicated Government ration, with a firm reliance on the
here, by declaring us out of his Pro- protection of divine Providence, we
tection and waging War against us. .mutually pledge to each other our
He has plundered our seas, ravaged Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred
our Coasts, burnt our towns, and Honor.
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Marianna Belles All-Star Team members Hannaih Spooner (left) and Jakivia Hearns
were bagging groceries for donations Tuesday at theWinn Dixie in Marianna. They
were helping to raise money for the team's trip to the state tournament in
Carrabelle starting July 13. Theteam has 12 members and three coaches.
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owned utility poles and live electrical lines lie across a section of Caverns Road, the
result of thunderstorms on Tuesday in Marianna. Emergency personnel blocked this
section of the road in front of Marianna High School while waiting for the lines'
power to be cut so repairs could begin. The afternoon storms reportedly brought down trees
and power lines around Jackson County causing scattered outages and knocking out traffic
Girl struck by van after Marlins game is stable
MIAMI A. 10-year-old Georgia
girl struck by a minivan as her family
left a Miami Marlins baseball game
remained hospitalized and unaware
that the crash killed three other
relatives, family friends said on
Magdeline Esther Diaz of Law-
renceville, Ga., has been hospital-
ized in Miami since the van jumped
a curb and struck her family as they
walked to their car outside Marlins
Park on Saturday evening.
. The girl's brother, 14-year-old
Franklin Diaz Jr., and 53-year-old
: le Alrord Community
Health Clinic will be open
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 7.
Beginning in August, the
clinic will change its days
of operation from the first
and third Saturday of the
month, to the second and
fourth Saturday of the
ACHC is a free .clinic.
for patients who do not
have medical insurance
and who meet federal
grandmother, Esther Terrero De
Diaz, both of Lawrenceville, Ga.,
and a cousin from the Dominican
'Republic, 13-year-old Adriana Ma-
ria Diaz, all died at a hospital after
the crash. Two others walking with
the group, Terrero's.husband and a
family friend, were not injured.
"There are no words to describe
the affliction that has overtaken us,"
the Diaz family said in a statement.
'The family was visiting friends in
Miami and had been excited to see
the Marlins play for the first time,
said Edwin Abreau, who knew Ter-
rero's husband, Abrahan Diaz, from
their hometown of Bonao in the
es and assistants pro-
vide health care to those
with both short-term ill-
nesses and/or chronic
.Appointments are avail-
able by calling 263-7106 or
209-5501, and walk-ins are
always welcome. All pa-
tients are urged to sign in
The clinic is located at
1770 Carolina St. in Alford,
two blocks east of Highway
Abreau and Abrahan Diaz recon-
nected through Facebook a couple
months ago and had planned to
meet at Abreau's home, but it wasn't
until he saw the crash victims' names
in local media reports Monday that
Abreau knew something was wrong.
"When you know they are alone
here, you can do nothing to try to
recover the life, it's very hard, es-
pecially when you were waiting for
them," Abreau said through tears at
the Miami police headquarters..
Magdeline has had surgery and
was hospitalized in stable condition,
according to the family statement.
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Mass. health law may
bode well for Obama's
chusetts has the nation's
highest rate of residents
with health insurance.
Visits to emergency rooms
are beginning to ease.
More residents are getting
cancer screenings and
more women are making
,prenatal doctors' visits.
Still, one of the biggest
challenges for the state lies
ahead: reining in costs.
Six years after Gov.
Mitt Romney signed the
nation's most ambitious
'health care law one that
'would lay the ground-
work for his presidential
,opponent's national ver-
-sion supporters say the
Massachusetts law holds
promise for the long-term
:success ofBarack Obama's
SAn additional 400,000
individuals have gained
,insurance since 2006,
"meaning about 98 percent
:,of residents have coverage.
strong June sales
DETROIT From mini
cars to monster pickups,
'sales ofnewcars and'
trucks surged in June and
eased concerns that Amer-
icans would be turned off
by slower hiring and other
Automakers sold nearly
1.3 million cars and trucks
in June, up 22 percent
from the same month last
year. Chrysler posted its
best June in five years.
'Sales soared atVolkswa-
Sgen, which is on track for
'its best year in the U.S.
The results allayed fears
that growth would stall
after a strong start to 2 12'.
FDA approves first
take-home HIV test
Food and Drug Adminis-
tiation has approved the
first over-the-counter HIV
to test themselves for the
virus that causes AIDS in
the privacy of their homes.
The OraQuick test de-
tects the presence of HIV
in saliva collected using
a mouth swab. The test is
designed to return a result
within 20 to 40 minutes.
Government officials es-
timate one-fifth, or about
"240,000 people, of the 1.2
million HIV carriers in the
'U.S. are not aware they are
Testing is one of the
chief means of slowing
new infections, which
have held steady at about
50,000 per year for two
FDA officials said the
test is aimed at people
who might not otherwise
S"The availability of a
home-use HIV test kit pro-
Svides another option for
individuals to get tested so
that they can seek medical
care, if appropriate," said
Dr. Karen Midthun, direc-
tor of the FDA's Center for
"Biologics Evaluation and
FDA stressed in its ap-
proval announcement that
'the test is not 100 percent
. Code for unmanned
aircraft is unveiled
trade groupfor drone
and operators has released
the industry's first code
of conduct in response to
growing privacy concerns.
SThe Association for Un-
manned Vehicle Systems
International said Monday
that the recommendations
for "safe, non-intrusive
operation" are meant to
guide operators and reas-
sure a public leery of the
possibility of spy drones
flying undetected over
i "We understand as an
industry that we've got a
public relations problem,"
said Paul McDuffee, a
director of the associa-
tion who helped draft the
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The Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida Re-elect-
ing President Barack Obama is so im-
portant to Guy Hancock that he spends
more time as a volunteer data collec-
tor at Obama's campaign headquarters
here than at his paying job as a college
"He's had a hard time with a lot of
things that weren't under his control but
I think he's done a great job," said Han-
cock, 63. "I've never actually volunteered
or been part of a campaign before, but I
think it's really important this year."
Ousting Obama drives Karen Chew
to spend .hours in Fairfax County, Vir-
ginia, volunteering for Republican Mitt
Romney. An Iraq war veteran forced
into bankruptcy after losing her job as a.
paralegal, Chew said a new president is
needed to help people like her who are
struggling against the weak economy.
"I know every day what people are go-
ing through as far as the discouragement
from hitting walls upon walls upon walls.
I'm living proof of it," said Chew, 42. "If I
can do something to push the country
forward by helping Mitt Romney out,
then I'm going to be here making phone
Call them passionate, idealistic, ear-
nest, even a tad naive: The volunteers
helping. to power the Obama and Rom-
ney campaigns are outliers at a time
when polls show record low public sat-
isfaction with government and a grow-
ing belief that Washington isn't on their
side. While motivated by opposing goals,
the volunteers have at least one thing in
common: an abiding faith in the political
process and a belief that who occupies
the White House still matters.
Surveys, however, show that many
voters don't share that optimism.
An Associated Press-GfK poll taken in
June found less than half of adults say the
outcome of the Nov. 6 election will make
a great deal or a lot of difference on three
key issues: the economy, unemployment
and the federal budget deficit.
Yet the volunteers soldier on.
"My best friend's father gave me grief
for coming here today," said Liesa Col-
lins, a Virginia Commonwealth Univer-
sity freshman volunteering at Obama
campaign headquarters in Richmond,
Va. "I grew up in a community that's way
more rich people, the Republican side of
things. So it's nice to be here at this office
and making a difference."
Both sides rely heavily on volunteer
labor even as spending on high-priced
staples like TV ads, polling and consul-
tants keeps rising. Indeed, many of a
campaign's most labor intensive tasks
are done by volunteers.
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A heavy tanker drops retardant as crews battle the Shingle Fire east of Cedar City, Utah, on Monday.
Military: 4 crewmen dead
in C-130 air tanker crash
The Associated Press
DENVER Air Force C-130
tankers resumed firefighting
flights'Tuesday after the crash
of another tanker plane over
the weekend that left four crew
members dead and two others
seriously injured, the military
The crash of one of the spe-
cially equipped C-130s Sunday
while fighting a wildfire in the
Black Hills of South Dakota
prompted officials to ground
the seven remaining planes in
The C-130 was from an Air
National Guard wing based
in Charlotte, N.C., and was
carrying a crew of six.
The North Carolina.Air Na-
tional Guard said the dead are
Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal, Maj.
Joseph M. McCormick, Maj.
Ryan S. David and Senior Mas-
ter Sgt. Robert S. Cannon. All
were from North Carolina.
"There are no words to ad-
equately say how this has
affected 'all of us who knew,
these airman and their fami-
lies," said Col. Tony McMillan,
commander of the 145th' Air-
lift Wing, North Carolina Air
"We pray for the loved ones
of those who gave their lives,
for the' quick recovery of those
who were hurt and for the
strength to carry on," he said.
A second C-130 from the
North Carolina Air National
Guard will return to its home
base in Charlotte, said Maj.
Kimberly Holman, a Northern
Command spokeswoman. The
remaining six .will return to
firefighting duty, she said.
Northern Command, which
oversees the planes while they
are on firefighting duty, said
the one-day suspension of
flights was to review safety.pro-
cedures. Northern Command
is responsible for the military
defense of the U.S. homeland-
and assisting civil authorities
during emergencies. It is based
at Peterson Air Force Base in
Colorado Springs. .
The decision to suspend the
C-130 flights briefly left just
14 federally contracted heavy
tankers in use during one of
the busiest and most destruc-
tive wildfire seasons ever to hit
President Barack Obama
signed a bill last month has-
tening the addition of seven
large tanker planes to the aer-
ial firefightipg fleet at a cost
of $24 million, but the first
planes won't be available until
The C-130s can be called into
firefighting duty if all the civil-
ian heavy tankers are in use or
unavailable. The C-130s are
loaded.with a device called the
Modular Airborne Firefighting
System, or MAFFS. The sys-
tem can drop 3,000 gallons of
water or fire retardant within
seconds through a nozzle in a
modified side door toward the
rear of the plane.
The military planes had
been filling up with fire retar-
dant and flying out of Peterson
Air Force Base. The six active
planes will continue working
out of Peterson, Holman said.
C-130 air tankers have
crashed on firefighting duty
before. In 2002, a privately
owned civilian version of an
older-model C-130 crashed in
California, killing three crew
members. The plane broke up
in flight and an investigation
blamed fatigue cracks in the
The crash, in part, prompted
a review of the airworthiness
of large U.S. air tankers'and led
ultimately to a greatly reduced
fleet of large civilian tanker
planes. The 44 planes in the
fleet a decade ago has dwin-
dled to nine being flown on
U.S. Forest Service exclusive
use contracts right now.
Another aerial firefighting
plane, the Lockheed P2V has
had some problems in recent
months. One crashed in Utah,
killing the two pilots, and an-
other one crash-landed in
Among the major fires
burning in the West:
a Montana: Critical fire con-
ditions were expected Tues-
day. The 292-square-mile Ash
Creek Fire was 55 percent con-
tained after burning 16 houses.
The 34-square-mile Dahl fire
was 95 percent contained after
burning 73 homes.
) Wyoming: The 138-square-
mile Arapaho Fire is 10 per-
cent contained after burning
an undetermined number of
structures. The Oil Creek Fire
blew up from 9 square miles
to about 31 square miles over-
night and forced the evacua-
tion of more than 400 people.
) Colorado: The 28-square-
mile Waldo Canyon Fire was 70
percent contained overall, and
the portion within Colorado
Springs was fully contained.
The fire killed two people and
destroyed nearly 350 homes.
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
1.26 million still powerless after broad US storm
The Associated Press
crews struggled to catch
up with a backlog of mil-
lions .of people without
electricity for a fourth hot
day Tuesday as frustra-
tion grew and authorities
feared the toll of 24 storm
deaths could rise because
of stifling .conditions and
Power was back for
more than a million cus-
tomers but lights- and
still out for about 1.26
million homes and busi-
nesses in seven states arid
the District of Columbia.
The damage was done
by powerful wind storms
that swept from the Mid-
west to the Mid-Atlantic
late Friday, toppling trees
and branches into power
lines and knocking out big
transmission towers and
Utilities, were warning
that many neighborhoods
could remain in the dark
for much of the week, if
not beyond. Public offi-
cials and residents were
"This has happened
time after time and year
after year, and it seems as
if they're always unpre-
pared," said John Murphy,
a professional chauffeur
from Burtonsville, Md.,
who was waiting for Pepco
to restore power Monday
to the homes of himself
and his mother and sister,
who live nearby.
The wave of late Friday
evening storms, called a
derecho, moved quickly
across the region with lit-
tle warning. The straight-
line winds were just as
destructive as any hurri-
cane but when a tropi-
cal system strikes, officials
usually have several days
to get extra personnel in'
So utility companies
had to wait days for extra
crews traveling from as far
away as Quebec and Okla-
homa. And workers found
that the toppled.trees and
power lines often entan-
gled broken equipment
in debris that had to be
removed before workers
could even get started.
Adding to the urgency of
the repairs are the sickand
elderly, who are especially
vulnerable without air
conditioning in the swel-
tering triple-digit heat.
Many sought refuge in
hotels or basements.
Officials feared the death
toll, already at 24, could
climb because of the heat
.and widespread use of
generators, which emit
fumes that can be danger-
ous in enclosed spaces.
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Baltimore city worker Bobby Carter gives away free bags of
ice to residents at the Northwood Plaza shopping center in
Baltimore on Monday.
After Maryland reported
Monday that three people
had died in the recent heat
wave the deaths were
not storm-related Dep-
uty Secretary Fran Phillips
stressed that people who
are in areas without power
need to take advantage of
At the Springvale Terrace
nursing home and senior
center in Silver Spring,
Md., generators were
brought in to provide elec-
tricity, and air-condition-
ing units were installed in
windows in large common
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Bombing victims are taken for burial in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday. Market bombings and other
attacks across Iraq killed and wounded scores of people on Tuesday.
Iraq market bombs kill 40;
officials eye security bribes
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD Bombs pounded
six Iraqi cities and towns Tuesday,
killing at least 40 people and raising
suspicion that security forces might
be assisting terrorists in launching
attacks on Shiite Muslims.
The onslaught came just ahead
of a religious pilgrimage that could
attract even more violence.
A senior Iraqi intelligence official
said checkpoint guards might have
beenbribed to help al-Qaida-linked
Sunni insurgents plant bombs at
Shiite marketplaces. The attacks in-
jected new fear into Iraqis, resigned
to worsening violence six months
after the last American troops left
"We want to live a normal life,
but with the current spike in vio-
lence and victims, I am personally
thinking of moving," said Hassan
al-Saadi, 40, a Shiite sports equip-
ment store owner in Baghdad who
is considering pulling his fourchil-
dren from school for their safety.
"I see the future as worse,"
A spike in violence over the last
month is blamed partially on
Iraq's paralyzing political crisis,
which pits. Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki's Shiite-ed government
against rival Shiite politicians, Sun-
ni Muslims and ethnic Kurds who
complain they've been sidelined..
Also, the crisis in neighboring
Syria might have allowed weapons
intended for the opposition to Pres-
ident Bashar Assad to be siphoned
offto Iraqi insurgents.
Tuesday's deadliest attacks hit the
southern Shiite cities of Karbala
and Diwaniyah. Despite the risk,
hundreds of thousands of Shiite
pilgrims are expected to gather
Friday in Karbala for an annual
Sunnis also were targeted. Two
blasts hit a residential area in the
Sunni city of Taji, just north of the
capital, killing three people. Four
people died in bombings and
shootings in Sunni-dominated
Diyala province in Iraq's northeast.
In Diwaniyah, officials said an
explosives-laden vegetable truck
ripped through a crowded market,
killing 26 people and wounding
about 75 more.
"There were many charred bodies
on the ground," said vegetable sell-
er Salah Abbas, 41, who rushed to
help wounded people before am-
bulances arrived. "People. scream-
ing and crying some were com-
ing in to get their relatives while
others were running out."
The senior intelligence official
said there were at least two secu-
rity lapses in the market attack, and
money might have changed hands.
One guard at a security check-
point in Diwaniyah failed to prop-
'erly search the produce truck be-
cause he couldn't stand the smell
of rotting vegetables and fruit. An-
other guard allowed the truck to
enter the market instead of being
unloaded outside as security rules
require, the intelligence official
"We do not rule out that bribes
were paid. to some at the check-
points," the official said, speak-
ing on condition of anonymity in
order to discuss sensitive security
Checkpoints are so common in
Iraqi cities that it's impossible to
go more than a few miles without
"The aim of today's attacks is to
show that all the security measures
taken to protect the pilgrims are
a failure," the intelligence official
A few hours before the Diwaniyah
attack,, two bombs in cars parked
outside a Karbala market killed five
people and wounded 30. Karbala
is 55 miles from Baghdad, and
Diwaniyah is further south.
Rifts split Syria's opposition at Cairo meeting
The Associated Press
CAIRO Syrian oppo-
sition groups struggled
to form a united leader-
ship Tuesday at a meet-
ing in Cairo that exposed
the vast disagreements
that have prevented them
from effectively lead-
ing the uprising against
President Bashar Assad.
The conference ended
late Tuesday with an
agreement on two docu-
ments,, both of them
vague. One provides a
general outline to guide
the opposition through a
transitional period, while
the other lays out'the fun-
damental principles en-
visioned for a pqst-Assad
The delegates agreed
in general terms on sup-
port for the Free Syrian
Army, the dissolution of
the ruling Baath Party and
the exclusion of Assad or
other senior regime fig-
ures from a place in the
transition. But they failed
to reach an agreement on
forming a unified body to
represent the opposition.
Arguments were rife
among the roughly 250
over key questions, in-
cluding whether to ask
for foreign military in-
tervention to halt the
violence and what role
religion would play in a
In other developments
Tuesday, Assad told a
Turkish, newspaper that
he regretted that Syria
shot down a Turkish
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Exiled Syrian opposition figures meet in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. The Arab League chief
urged exiled Syrian opposition figures to unite at a meeting as a new Western effort to force
President Bashar Assad from power faltered.
warplane last month, and
a U.S.-based human rights
group said the Damas-
cus regime was running a
network of torture centers
across the country, citing
victims' accounts of beat-
ings, sexual assaults and
Opposition group mem-
bers interviewed at the
Cairo conference by The
Associated Press brought
into sharp relief their vast
disagreements on issues
not.addressed in the draft
charter, suggesting it pa-
pered over the divisions
that have prevented them
from presenting a united
front to the international
"It's very dangerous at
this point," said Abdel-
Aziz al-Khayyar, who'
spent 14 yearsin Syrian
prisons and is now part
of the .Syrian National
Coordination Body, "If we
fail to unify as the opposi-
tion, it is the greatest gift
to the regime."
Since the March 2011
start of the uprising that
activists say has killed
about 14,000 people, Syr-
ian exiles have organized
scores of organizations to
collect aid, distribute in-
formation and lobby the
But all along, infight-
ing has hampered their
ability to court interna-
tional support. And most
groups are led by exiles
who have lived outside
Syria for years or decades,
giving them little cred-
ibility with activists'inside
Indeed, many inside
Syria resent the exile
leadership, saying they
have taken the glory with-
out sacrificing to face'
"We only recognize
those who are working
inside the country," Ja-
mal Akta, a rebel com-
mander in the northern
Syrian city of Ariha, said
recently. "We'll only rec-
ognize those people.out-
side when they are stand-
ing in the ranks with us,
when we see something
tangible from them, real
help, not words."
Syria's uprising began
in March 2011 with pro-
tests calling for politi-
cal reforms that Assad's
security forces violently
quashed. The dissent
grew, and many in the op-
position have since taken
up arms against the re-
gime, transforming the
uprising into an armed
insurgency. Activists say
more than 14,000 people
have been killed.
Accusations grow of
vote-buying in Mexico
MEXICO CITY- Thou-
sands of people rushed to
stores Tuesday to redeem
pre-paid gift cards they
said were given to them
previously by the party
that won Mexico's presi-
dency, inflaming accusa-
tions that the weekend
election was marred by
At least a few cardhold-
ers were angry, complain-
ing that they didn't get as
Much as promised or that
their cards weren't work-
ing. Neighbors at one store
in a poor neighborhood
on the outskirts of Mexic9
City said the unusually
large crowds prevented
them from doing their
Under Mexican election
law, giving voters gifts is
not a crime unless the gift
is conditioned on a certain
vote or meant to influence
a vote. However, the cost
of such gifts must be re-
ported, and cannot exceed
campaign spending limits.
Violations are usually
punished with fines, but
generally aren't considered
grounds for annulling an
UK airmen missing
after RAF jets crash
LONDON Two British
airmen were missing and
two others were hospital-
ized after RAF Tornado
jets crashed Tuesday off
Scotland's coast, officials
As night fell, Britain's
Ministry of Defense said
the search for the two
missing crew members
had been called off be-
cause of bad weather but
was expected to resume
It was not clear if the two
aircraft crashed into each
Earlier, two crew mem-
bers were plucked from
the sea by helicopter, and
the defense ministry said
some wreckage had been
The ministry said the
GR4 Tornado jets from
RAF Lossiemouth were fly-
ing in the Moray Firth area'
in. eastern Scotland when
contact with them was
lost. Group Capt. Ian Gale,
the station commander
at RAF Lossiemouth,
confirmed "with great
regret" the crash of two of
his station's Tornado G4,
remain uncertain, but
clearly this is a very seri-
ous incident," he said in a
statement. He would not
speculate on what caused
Richard Smith of the
Royal National Lifeboat In-
stitution said the two crew
pulled from these were
sent to Raigmore Hospital
"Rescue operations are
continuing, and I would
like to record my gratitude
for the ongoing efforts
of all those involved,"
Gale said, adding that
his thoughts are with the
* families and friends of
About 15 volunteers in
three lifeboats joined the
rescue operation after
reports that two jets came
down about 25 miles south
From wire reports
From Page 1A
authorities see an increase
of burns. Sawyer said to
make sure children stay
-away from a hot barbeque.
. Sawyer also recommends
keeping a gas grill well
vented before lighting it.
"We always bring up fire
safety around' the holidays,
but here at the county
we ask that you practice
fire safety year around,"
Peavy Funeral Home
20367 NW Evans Ave.
Blountstown, FJ 32424
Mrs. Carolyn Nell Rob-
erts Newsome, 55; of
'Sneads, passed away Sun-
day July 1, 2012 at her
home in Sneads.
Carolyn was a graduate
of alliance repair school
at Chipola College in Ma-
rianna, and' had lived in
Calhoun County for most
of her life.
Survivors include: moth-
er, Mrs. Jimmy Nell Pullam
of Blountstown; Step-
father, Mr. Johnny O.
Pullam of Blountstown;' 2
Newsome of Panama City,
Kayla Newsome Tyus' and
husband Ryan of Grand
Ridge; brother, J.W. Rob-
erts and wife Wanda of
Blountstown;: sister, Debra
Wright of Grand Ridge;
grandson, J.R. Tyus of
A memorial service will
be held at 6:00 pm CST
Thursday, Jily 5, 2012 at
the Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown,
with the Revend Tim
All arrangements are un-
der the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.
From Page 1A
tomorrow on Highway 90,
"I just hope the city
doesn't come get me," Car-
penter said with a laugh.
The fundraiser began on
Sunday. Already, one per-
son has bought insurance
and three have had the
potty delivered to others,
giving the group $140 so
far for its fundraiser. McAl-
lister said it would contin-
ue for as long as people are
interested in participating.
The "Tacky Potty" is just
one way the church's youth
raise funds throughout the
year for Speed the Light.
The .group has a goal to
raise $60,000, for a boat-
for a missionary group to
spread Christianity to a
"Every year is exciting
to see what the kids think
up," McAllister said.
Anyone who wants to
send the potty to someone
can call Evangel Worship
Center at 526-2232. Ask for
Associate Pastor Jonathan
Thomas or simply tell them
you're interested in send-
ing the pottysomewhere.
From Page 1A
Jones by Assistant State At-
torney Ana M. Kent for the
charges concerning this
In two earlier cases,
Jones is accused of sell-
ing a 1997 Plymouth and a
1989 Buick. In both cases,
the owners told authorities
they did not give Jones the
cars or authorize anyone to
take it from their property.
One of the victims from
an earlier incident alleges
she received a.number of
calls from someone who
identified himself as Jones
on April 29, a few days af-
ter his initial arrest. The
complaint stated the per-
. son told her "we need to do
something about this car
business." According to the
complaint, the victim told
police she hung up and ig-
nored any more calls as she
felt intimidated. Records of
Sthe victim's incoming calls
show the fopr calls were
made to her home from
the listed phone number
of Jones, the complaint
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approved by the Continental Congress, effectively beginning
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Tidbits about the day to stump your friends and family.
DIDWE LOSE YOU ALREADY?
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the U.S. declared its independence, and when:
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look for AAA title
BY DUSTIN KENT
The Marianna AAA All-Stars
will head to Sebring this week-
end in search of a state title, as
they get set to compete in the
AAA state baseball tournament.
Marianna will open up play
Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Central Time against defending
champion West Seminole, which
also went on to win the AAA
World Series last year after win-
It will be a tall task to defeat the
defending champions, Marian-
na coach Scott Bannerman said
Tuesday, but he said his play-
ers' focus is more on themselves
than their opponent.
"I don't know how many kids
they have returning from last
year, but if they're anything like
last year's team, then it will defi-
nitely be a.challenge for us," he
said. "We try not to worry so,
much about how good the other
team might be, but the kids are
aware that (West Seminole) is a
team that has a lot of state tour-
"But I feel like if our pitching is
any indication of what it's been
in the past and in the last tour-
nament, and the offense con-
tinues to keep swinging the bats
like we are, I feel like we can be
SMarianna's AAA team did not
make the state tournament last
year, though several of the team's
six 9-year-olds did make it to
state previously as part of the
Marianna AA team.
"They've got an idea of what
state tournament action is like,"
Bannerman said of his 9-year-
olds. "For the 10-year-olds, it will
be new to them, but they're the
leaders of the team and I think
they'll be ready.
"Obviously, if you've been there
before, then you have a little
more knowledge and feeling for
what kind of atmosphere you're
going to be playing in. But I feel
DIXIE YOUTH B
SI m 4
Members of the Marianna AAA All- Star team celebrate a victory in the district tournament in Bonifay.
like with us playing the same age County 8-7 in the district cham- Bannerman said he was leaning ties," the coach said.
group, if we go down there and pionship game in Bonifay on towards starting him in Satur- The entire pitching staff was
play our game, we should be June 16 on a walk-off two-RBI day's opener. described as a team strength
competitive." double byWilton Pittman. "He's a 10-year-old and he by Bannerman, with Sterling
Marianna advanced to the state Pittman is also one of the throws strong from the left side,
tournament by beating Holmes team's leading pitchers, and so I feel confident in his abili- See AAA, Page 2B
ALREADY READY FOR AUGUST
Deondre Davis soars to make a catch during a practice drill at C.H.A.M.P.
Camp Friday in Graceville.
*4 p ^ <
National Basketball Association
THEASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this April 6 photo, New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams shoots during the
first half of a game against the Washington Wizards in Newark, N.J.
Deron Williams sticks with Nets
Star guard reportedly
agrees to $98M deal
The Associated Press
NEWYORK -Deron Williams
is moving to Brooklyn with the
Nets, instead of back home to
The All-Star point guard
said on his Twitter page Tues-
day night that he "made a very
tough decision today" and post-
ed a picture of the Nets' new
team logo that accompanies
their move from New Jersey to
A person with knowledge of
the decision said Williams told
the team he was accepting their
five-year contract worth $98
million. The person confirmed
the agreement on condition of
anonymity because contracts
can't be signed until July 11.
Williams, the top free agent
available, chose to stay with the
Nets over signing with the Mav-
ericks, who hoped they could
convince him to come back to
the area where he grew up.
It's a huge triumph for the
Nets as they prepare to move
into the new Barclays Center to
start the 2012-13 season. They
gave up an enormous package
to get Williams in a surprising
February 2011 trade, sending
promising forward Derrick Fa-
vors, point guard Devin Harris,
two first-round draft picks and
cash to the Utah Jazz.
But it was worth it for the
Nets, who needed a franchise
player with them to build buzz
for their move to New York.
See WILLIAMS, Page 2BL
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
National Football League
NFL denies appeals of
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this Jan. 14 photo, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees passes against San Francisco
during a divisional playoff game in San Francisco.
Arbitrator rules for Brees
in franchise tag matter
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS Drew Brees gained
additional leverage in his protracted con-
tract talks with the New Orleans Saints on
Tuesday when an arbitrator in Philadel-
phia ruled in Brees' favor in a dispute over
how much the Saints would have to pay
the star quarterback if they applied the
franchise tag to him again in 2013.
The Saints have already used the tag on
Brees for 2012, meaning he can't negotiate
with another team and could be forced to
settle for a one-year, $16.3 million dealif
he cannot reach a new long-term deal by
a July 16 deadline specified in the league's
collective bargaining agreement.
System, arbitrator Stephen Burbank's
rulingTuesday said if NewOrleans tries to
tag Brees a second year ina row, he would
be entitled to a 44 percent raise to about
$23.5 million because it would be his
third-career franchise tag. The NFL had
argued Brees would be due a 20 percent
raise because it would have been only his
second franchise tag with one team.
Burbank, however, ruled that while the
NFI's CBA has some ambiguity on the
matter, it is clear that the overarching
purpose, of the language regarding mul-
tiple franchise tags is meant to protect
players from being denied their rights to
free agency for an undue lerigth of their
"The arbitrator properly .rejected the
NFL's strained interpretation of the CBA
language, which ignored the fact that a
franchise player designation.is a narrow
exception to the overall free agency struc-
ture," the NFL Players Association said in
written statement after Burbank's ruling.
"This ruling will help all franchise players
in the future. We are very happy that Drew
Brees has clarification on this matter, and
we hope that it facilitates a successful ne-
gotiation for Drew and the Saints."
Brees has so far skipped the Saints'
offseason practices while holding out
for a new long-term contract with New
New Orleans designated Brees, 33, its
franchise player in March after the club
was unable to reach a new long-term
extension with the record-setting quar-
terback before his previous six-year, $60
million Contract expired.
During the past six seasons, Brees has
not only led the Saints to their only Super
Bowl title, but has completed more passes
(2,488) for more yards (28,394) and.more
touchdowns (201) than any other quar-
terback in the NFL..His 67.8 percent com-
pletion rate spanning the past six seasons
also tops the league.
In 2011, Brees set NFL single-season re-
cords with 468 completions, 5,476 yards
passing and a completion percentage of
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS NFL Commissioner
Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals
of four players suspended in connection
with the league's bounty investigation of
the New Orleans Saints.
In a ruling handed down on Tuesday,
Goodell told Jonathan Vilma, Anthony
Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita that
each of them is still welcome to meet with
him to give'their side of the story, and that
he reserves the right to reduce the suspen-
sions should new information be brought
forth. Instead, however, the players in-
tend to fight Goodell's rulings through the
federal court system.
The players have declined to meet with
Goodell because they have argued that
Goodell lacked the jurisdiction to rule in
the matter and has violated the spirit of
the league's Collective Bargaining Agree-
ment by making'public statements about
the case that demonstrated he could not
be a neutral arbitrator.
The players likely would have relin-
quished those legal arguments had they
met with the commissioner to defend
themselves through the NFL's regular dis-
Vilma, who was suspended for the en-
tire 2012 season, has already filed two
separate lawsuits in the matter in federal
court in New Orleans. One is a defama-
tion lawsuit against Goodell himself. The
other, which named the NFL as a defen-.
dant, asks for a temporary injunction that
would allow Vilma to continue working
while other related legal matters play out.
The NFL Players Association also hint-
ed at legal action on Tuesday, saying in a
written statement that it "will continue to
pursue all options."
"The players are disappointed with the
league's conduct during this process," the
union's statement said. "We reiterate our
concerns about the lack of fair due pro-
cess, lack of integrity of the investigation
and lack of the jurisdictional authority
to impose discipline under the collective
"Moreover, the commissioner took ac-
tions during this process that rendered
it impossible for him to be an impartial
The NFL says its investigation found
that Saints players paid into a system, run
by former defensive coordinator Gregg
Williams form 2009 to 2011, that offered
improper cash payments
to teammates who injured
Vilma and Smith, wh6
is suspended four games,
are still with the Saints.
Hargrove, now with Green
Vilma Bay, was suspended eight
games, while Fujita, who
joined Cleveland in 2010, was suspended
three games. Only Vilma's suspension
is effective immediately,
while the other three play-
ers are able to participate in
Because Vilma is rehabili-
tating a left knee injury at
the Saints' training head-
Hargrove quarters, he is seeking a
quick ruling on his request
in federal court for a temporary injunc-
tion. Vilma's attorney, Peter Ginsburg, did
not immediately respond
to a request for comment
on Goodell's latest ruling.
Fujita, a member of the
NFLPA's executive com-
mittee, said he, was not
surprised by Goodell's deci-
Smith sion, but that he still hoped
for "a process that leads to
a fair resolution and gets whole truth on
Fujita has called the
bounty probe a "smear
campaign," and all four
punished players have de-
nied paying teammates to
injure opponents. .
So far, the NFLPA already
Fujita has challenged Goodell's
authority to hear player
appeals before two system arbitrators,
who both ruled in favor of Goodell, citing
language in the league's labor agreement
that gives the commissioner that author-
ity. Now the union must try to convince a
federal judge otherwise.
The NFL has said more than 20 cur-
rent or former Saints players participated
in the bounty program, but that Vilma,
Smith and Fujita were punished because
they were defensive leaders who contrib-
uted large amounts to a pool that paid for
big plays as well as injury-causing hits.
Alford Recreation Marianna High School
Alford Recreation will
hold Pee Wee tackle foot-
ball and cheerleading sign-
ups in Alford every Satur-
day in July from 9 a.m. to
noon at the Alford ballpark
located behind the Dollar
General store 6n Hwy 231.
Sign-up is for kids ages
5 to 13 and cost $65 per
child. Girls are allowed to
Volunteers are still need-
ed for coaches for. both
football and cheerleading.
Contact Patricia Melvin
at 326-2510 for more in-
formation, or visit Alford
The Marianna High
School golf team will be
hosting a golf tournament
The event is a fundraiser
for the upcoming year for
the golf program. The for-
mat will be a three-man
scramble at a cost of $85
Lunch will be served on
Marianna golf coach
Scott Wiggins said the
event serves as the team's
major fundraiser and
helps with travel, golf bags,
and green funs that are not
covered in the budget but
assist in supporting the
For further information,
contact Scott Wiggins at
573-7506 or Brian McKei-
than at 482-4257.
Sessions include eight
45-minute classes which
meet Monday through
Thursday for two weeks.
Cost of regular swimming
lessons is $45.
Pre-registration is re-
quired, with a $5 late
registration fee. For in-
Chipola College will offer formation, call pool man-
swimming lessons for all ager Rance Massengill at
ages. Lessons are based on 718-2473.
a. combination of nation-
ally-recognized methods. Youth Wrestling Club
lessons for ages four and Marianna Youth Wres-
up are scheduled on the tling Club is holding
following dates: Session 3: practice on Tuesdays and
July30-Aug. 9, with aregis- Thursdays from 5 p.m. to.
traction deadline of July 23. 7:30 pm at the Old Marian-
Classes are available at 9 na High School Wrestling
a.m., 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
All kids ages 5-18 are
welcome to join. Please
contact coach Ron Thore-
son for further informa-
"Teeing Off" For Kids
The first "Teeing Off" For
Kids golf tournament will
be held Aug. 25 at Indian
Springs Golf Course in
Marianna at 8 a.m.
Benefits of the tourna-
ment are going to The Chil-
dren's Burn Camp of North
Florida and The Jackson
County Firefighters Asso-
ciation Charity Fund.
Cost is $65 per golfer and
$260 fof a four-man team.
which includes 18 holes,
car, driving range, lunch,
goody bag, and entries
A hole-in-one will win a
new car from Rahal Chev-
rolet. Sponsorships are
For more information,
call Ricky Winget at 850-
557-2652 or email at rwin-
Send all sports items to
or fax them to 850-482-
4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson
County Floridan PO. Box
520 Marianna, FL 32447.
From Page 1B
Williams. wanted to make a
quick'decision before he reports
to training. camp in Las Vegas
with the U.S. men's basketball
team on Thursday. He met with
both teams Monday, the day
after free agency opened, and
made his Twitter posting at about
7 p.m. ET.
Williams' decision comes a day
after the Nets agreed to a deal
with Atlanta for All-Star guard Joe
Johnson, and amid reports they
are still hoping to make a deal
with Orlando for Dwight Howard.
Brooklyn also has a deal in place
to re-sign versatile free agent for-
ward Gerald Wallace.
Just two- years after a 70-loss
season, the Nets will have one of
the NBA's best backcourts and are
poised to make a quick move up
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks
had spoken openly about their
desire to bring Williams back to
North Texas, where he starred at
The Colony High School. Mark
Cuban's team never made much
attempt to defend its 2011 NBA
title, letting key players such as
Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea
leave through free agency so the
Mavs could save money for this
summer's free agency.
But Dallas could only offer
Williams a four-year deal worth
about $75 million under the
terms of the new collective bar-
gaining agreement. And with
the Nets' flurry of moves, may
not even be able to offer a better
Williams averaged 21 points
and .8.7 assists last season and
had a 57-point game. One of the
league's top point guards since
entering the NBA as the No. 3
pick of the Jazz in 2005, he was
ahead of his competitors when
last season started after playing
in Turkey during the lockout.
The Jazz decided to deal him
at the 2011 deadline after a clash
with former Utah coach Jerry
Sloan, and without knowing if
Williams would stay there long-
term. The Nets had just been
stung when the Knicks beat them
to acquire Carmelo Anthonyfrom
Denver, and the Nets bounced
back the next day by landing
Williams didn't always seem to
enjoy playing in New Jersey, with
the Nets spending the last two
seasons in a temporary home in
Newark. But he should play in
front of packed crowds in Brook-
lyn as the main attraction at the
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Crumpler, Caleb Torbett,
Brady Donaldson, DeKari-
on Sims, and Ben Wiggins
filling out the staff.
"We're pretty deep with
our pitching," the coach
said. "I think our success in
the tournament will defi-
nitely be based on what
kind of success we have on
the mound. That will de-
termine how far we'll go in
this tournament. We've got
a good group of boys who
are hitting the ball well,
but we've got a backbone
of good pitching."
The coach said he knows
there will be a rise in
the level of competition
_for his team from the
district tournament, but
everything he has seen
from this group thus far
makes him believe it can
compete at state.
"We're feeling really con-
fident. It's a good group of
boys with a good attitude.
They're ready to play," Ban-
nerman said. "We're hitting
the ball well right now, so
we hope we can take that
with us. All the boys did
a great job of putting it in
play (in the district tourna-
ment) and had a good on-
base percentage as well, so
we feel good about that.
"It's just a well-rounded
team. They all support
each other. I feel like once
they get down there and
start playing as a team, it
will be a normal routine
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Free agent Allen to visit Heat on Thursday
The Associated Press
MIAMI The NBA champion Mi-
ami Heat will get to make their sales
pitch to Ray Allen.
A person familiar with Allen's plans
told The Associated Press that the
free-agent shooting glard will visit
with Heat officials Thursday. Allen
also is scheduled to visit Friday with
the Los Angeles Clippers, according
to the person who spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity because the plans
were not announced.
Allen is one of Miami's top offsea-
son targets, so much so that even
NBA MVP Letron James tweeted last
week that he hopes to play alongside.
him next season. For that to happen,
Allen would have to take less money
than he almost certainly could make
Miami can offer Allen only the
mini mid-level exception worth just
more than $3 million for next sea-
son, or roughly half what the iBoston
Celtics are willing to pay to keep the
NBAs leading 3-point shooter. Still,
Allen's willingness to even listen to
Heat President Pat Riley suggests
.. .. .... . ...... .. ...
that Miami's financial limits may not
be a deterrent to a deal.
NBA.com first reported Al-
len's' planned 'visits Tuesday
The Heat made just under 36 per-
cent of their 3-point attempts this
season. Mike Miller (.453) and James
Jones (.404) led the.Heat in accuracy
from beyond the arc, though Miller
is sorting out what he will do next
season as he deals with back and
Allen would figure to be a perfect
.fit with Miami because the Heat
want to surround James, Dwyane
Wade and Chris Boshwith shooters
who extend defenses and therefore
create room around the basket for
the "Big Three" to attack. That ap-
proach worked perfectly for Miami'
in the playoffs the Heat were 9-1
when making at least eight 3-point-
ers in playoff games (7-6 otherwise),
and they hit 14 in the finals-clincher.
over Oklahoma City.
Allen has made at least 100 3-
pointers in 15 of his 16 seasons, the
lone exception beifig when he con-
nected on 74 in the shortened 50-.
game schedule of 1998-99. He's es-
tablished career-bests for accuracy
in each of the past two seasons, first
making 44 percent of his 3's in 2010-
11, then 45 percent this past year. His
2,718 career 3-pointers are the most
in NBA history.
This round of free agency has a
much quieter feel for Miami than
the summer of 2010. For example,
Heat owner Micky Arisen tweeted
Sunday that he was beginning a trip
to Europe a far different trek from
what he, Riley, coach Erik Spoel-
stra and others embarked on two
years ago when they began woo-
ing James and Bosh to join Wade in
The selling point that summer was
sacrifice'e" and that hasn't changed.
James, Bosh and Wade all took less
money than they could have made
elsewhere to allow deals to fall into
place for Miami in 2010. Last sum-
mer, Shane Battier accepted a deal
worth $3 million annually..
That's about all Miami can offer
anyone this summer as well. Barring
any trades, the biggest chip Riley has
to dangle is the mini mid-level.
THEASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
Boston.Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) shoots against Miami Heat
guard Mario qhalmers (15) during Game 6 of the NBA Eastern
Conference finals in Boston.
Arbitrator rules for Brees in franchise tag matter
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS An arbitra-
tor in Philadelphia has ruted in
brew. Brees' favor in a dispute
over how much the Saints would
, have to pay him if they applied
Sthe franchise tag to the star quar-
terback again in 2013.
SThe ruling adds. leverage to
SBrees, who has so far skipped the
Saints' offseason practices while
holding out for a new long-term
Contract with New Orleans.
SThe Saints have: already used'
,the tag on Brees for 20,12, mean-
ing he can't negotiate with an-
other team and, could be forced
to settle for a;qone-year, $16.3
million deal if he cannot reach
a new long-term deal by a July
16 deadline specified in the
league's collective bargaining
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank's
ruling Tuesday said if New Or-
leans tries to, tag Brees a sec-
6oid year in a row, he would be
entitled to a 44 percent raise to
more than $23 million because
it would be his third-career fran-
chise tag. The NFL had argued'
Brees would be due a 20 percent
raise because it would have been
only his second franchise tag
with one team.
Burbank, however, ruled that
while the NFL's CBA has some
ambiguity on the matter, it is'
clear that the overarching pur-
pose of the language regarding
multiple franchise tags is meant
to protect players from being
denied their rights to free agen-
cy for an undue length of their
New Orleans designated Brees,
33, its franchise player in March
after the club was unable to reach
a new long-term extension with
the record-setting quarterback
before his previous six-year, $60
million contract expired.
During the past six seasons,
Brees has not only led the Saints
to their only Super Bowl title,
but has completed more passes
(2,488) for more yards (28,394)
and more touchdowns (201)
than any other quarterback in
the NFL. His 67.8 percent com-
pletion rate spanning the past
six seasons also tops the league.
In 2011, Brees set NFL single-
season records with 468 comple-
tions, 5,476 yards passing and a
completion percentage of 71.2.
His prolific passing numbers
helped the Saints set a new NFL
high for total offensive yards in a
season with 7,474.
He led the Saints to a 13-3 reg-
ular season record and second
NFC South Division title in three
seasons. New Orleans defeated
Detroit in the first round of the
playoffs before falling in the final
seconds of their second-round
game at San Francisco.
This offseason marks the first
time Brees has 1had the opportu-
nity to negotiate a major, long-
term deal with the leverage pro-
vided by a string of injury-free
seasons highlighted by a slew
of individual and team statis-
tical records, in addition to a
He commanded only second-
round money when' he was
drafted by San Diego, and the
Chargers placed the one-year
franchise tag on him when that
deal ran out in 2005. The right-
handed Brees then had an in-
jury the following season that
required major surgery to his
throwing shoulder, and which
left him with few major offers
during the 2006 offseason.
He wound up signing the six-
year deal in New Orleans that
left him.playing for well below
what the top quarterbacks in the
league earned during the past
Brees is now expecting to be
paid in the range of the league's
best quarterbacks, and Peytori
Manning, who is three years
older than Brees and sat out last
season while recovering from
neck surgery, recently signed
a contract with Denver paying
him $19.2 million a year.
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Dear Readers: Happy Fourth of July!
While you are enjoying the outdoor
barbecue, here's a little history to go with
The United States has a Great Seal that
is used to authenticate certain docu-
ments issued by the federal government.
The Great Seal has a picture of a bald
eagle with its wings outstretched, hold-
ing a bundle of 13 arrows in one'talon
and an olive branch in the other. The
arrows refer to the 13 original states, and
the olive branch symbolizes a desire for
peace. The olive branch is usually de-
picted with 13 leaves and 13 olives, going
back to the original states.
In its beak, the eagle has a scroll with
the motto "E pluribus unum," which
means "out of many, one." Over its head
is a blue field (called a "glory") with 13
stars. In front of the eagle is a shield with
a blue top (called a "chief") and red and
white stripes.(called "pales"). The stripes
To be successful on defense at the bridge
table, you have to be selfish, to analyze. Then,
though, be unselfish by thinking about partner.
Stay in touch with his problems and try to help
him. In this example, South is in four spades.
West leads the heart ace. How should East
analyze the deal, and what should he do?
South's two-spade rebid shows a minimum W
opening, 12 to.14 points, and at least a six-card 4
From the dummy, it should be obvious to
West that his side needs to take four red-suit
tricks. East will think similarly, except that his
partner might have a trump trick.
Then East needs to help his partner by drop-
ping the heart queen at trick one. This shows
the queen and the jack. (It cannot be a single-
ton queen, because then South would have
six hearts and would have rebid two hearts.) It
suggests to West that he might like to underlead
his heart king at trick two. Perhaps East can do
something from his side of the table attack
diamonds successfully that West cannot do
As you can see, this is the only way to defeat I
The rule is that when you cannot win the trick
because either someone has already played a
higher card in the suit led than your best or you
are discarding, play the top of touching honors
(if you can afford to do so, of course).-
represent the states joined together, sup-
porting a chief, which unites the whole
and represents Congress. The reverse
side of the Great Seal has the familiar
SThe Great Seal was first used publicly
in 1782. The front of the Great Seal is also
our national coat of arms and is used
on U.S. passports, military insignia, etc.
Since 1935, both sides of the Great Seal
have appeared on our $1 bill, although
not in color.
While the colors of the American flag
do not have specific meanings, the colors
of the Great Seal do.
Charles Thomson, secretary of the
Continental Congress, stated that the
white signifies purity and innocence. The
red stands for hardiness and valor. Blue,
which'is the color of the chief, signifies
vigilance, perseverance and justice. We
hope you've learned something today.
We certainly did.
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CANCER (June 21-July
22) It'll be worth all the
effort you give to fulfill an
ambitious endeavor whose
rewards will last a lifetime.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
What makes you such a
good promoter is the fact
that you can take what is
likely to be an overwhelm-
ing idea to others aid turn
it into something that is
light and enticing.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Someone who feels ob-
ligated to you for. a past
consideration is likely to be
quietly working behind the
scenes doing something to
balance the accounts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-I. f you and your mate
have a yen to celebrate to-
day's festivities, instead of
going out on the town with
the masses, invite some
folks over to your place.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Rather than spend,
your time simply coasting
along, try to find a proj-
ect where you can express
your creative urges.
SSAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) Don't be sur-
prised if you catch some-
one's eye and love's arrows
begin to fly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) The efforts you ex-
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gurrqundings will turn out
to be extremely pleasing to
you and everyone else.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Your putting the con-
cerns and needs'of your
mate and/or family above
your own will be cherished
and ultimately rewarded.
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20) Start stirring things
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Sing in the wings, and want
to go to work for you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Now is the time to be
assertive. Take control of
situations in ways that can
advance your interests.
TAURUS (April' 20-May
20) Chances are you will"
make some sacrifices on
behalf of others without
worrying about what's in it
for you. -
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
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(have) been received by the Northwest Florida
Water Management District:
Application number I 07337 filed 06/25/2012
Mark Hasty, 5398 Basswood Road, Bascom, FL
32423. Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
1,152,000 gallons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation use
by a proposed facility. General withdrawal
locations) in Jackson County: T07N, RO9W,
Interested persons may object to or comment
upon the applications or submit a written re-
quest for a copy of the staff reports) contain-
ing proposed agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of the Northwest Florida
Water Management District, attention Terri Pe-
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Florida 32333-9700, but such comments or re-
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Serena tops defending champ Kvitova
The Associated Press
WIMBLEDON, England Ser-
ena Wiliams reached her eighth
Wimbledon semifinal by knock-
ing out defending champion Pe-
tra Kvitova in straight sets with
another commanding serving
performance on Tuesday.
Playing underneath the closed
roof on Centre Court while rain
halted play elsewhere at the All
England Club, Williams hit 13
aces including three in the
last game to beat the fourth-
seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5.
Kvitova was on an 11-match
winning streak at Wimbledon
and had not lost here since Wil-
liams, beat her in the 2010 semi-
finals en route to her fourth title.
"She's been playing -so well
on grass," Williams said. "I had
absolutely nothing to lose."
TheAmerican four-time cham-
pion seized control by breaking
Kvitova for a 4-2 lead in the first
set and then never gave her.op-
ponent a chance to get back in
the match. She saved a set point
when trailing 5-4, in the sec-
ond with a hard serve.down the
middle that Kvitova couldreturn
only into the net. That was the
only break point the defending
champion earned, as Williams
won 86. percent of the points on
her first serve.
Kvitova then led 30-0 in the.
next game but made four straight
mistakes including netting an
.easy forehand on break point
- to give Williams the opening
she needed. ,
' Williams, who hit a Wimble-
don-record 23 aces in a fourth-
round,win over Zheng Jie of Chi-
na, is trying to become the first
woman over 30 to win a Grand
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Serena Williams reacts after winning against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the quarterfinals at the
All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England on Tuesday.
Slam title since Martina Navrati-
lova won Wimbledon in 1990.
Outside Centre Court, it was a
start-and-stop day at Wimble-
don, as showers continued to
cause headaches for organizers.
Play was delayed for about 30
minutes' on the outside courts
in the-morning,, although Andy
Murray and Florian Mayer found
enough time between the show-
ers to wrap up suspended match-
es and reach the quarterfinals.
.David Ferrer also advanced in
the first match on Centre Court,
where organizers again came
under scrutiny for their use of
the retractable rdof. Their deci-
sion to open and then close it
caused the start of Ferrer's match
against Juan Martin del POtro to
be delayed by about 40 minutes.
Murray made the last eight for
the fifth straight year by beating
the 16th-seeded Marin Cilic 7-
5, 6-2, 6-3, while Mayer ousted
Richard Gasquet of France 6-3,
6-1, 3-6, 6-2. American quali-
fier Brian Baker's remarkable
run ended with a 6-1, 7-6 (4),
6-3 loss to 27th-seeded Philipp
Kohlschreiber of Germany.
Rain had prevented five of the-
men's fourth-round matches
from being completed on Mon-
day. The weather continued to
cause headaches as the start
of play on outside courts was
delayed for about 30 minutes
because of light showers. When
matches started, they were
quickly halted again for another
rain delay of about an hour.
"We stopped, obviously, a lot,"
Murray said. "You're always a lit-
tle bit edgy when you come out
after a rain delay when you have
the momentum with you. You
stop, and then you come back
out, and it feels a bit like you
start from scratch again. I need-
ed to serve well today and I got a
lot of free points that helped me
Play on Centre Court didn't
even. have time to start at all
before the rain came. Organiz-
ers had closed the roof because
of earlier showers in the morn-
ing but then decided to open
it during a dry spell, just before
Ferrer's match againstdel Potro.
When the showers resumed,
they promptly had to close
,it again and keep the players
When the match began, Fer-
rer needed less than two hours
to beat del Potro 6-3, 6-2,
Murray's match was halted on
Monday with the Briton leading
3-1, 40-0 in the second set. He
had time to play one point on
Court 1 clinching that game
before rain started falling
again. One game later, the match
was suspended once more. After
the second resumption, there
was another slight break early
in the third set as the players re-
mained in their chairs for about
five minutes under umbrellas as
officials waited for a light shower
Sagan wins Tour stage; Cancellara keeps lead
The Associated Press
France Pumping his arms in
victory, Peter Sagan of Slova-
kia won the crash-marred third
stage of the Tour de France
bn Tuesday as cycling's show-
Zase race returned to its home
Fabian Cancellara of Swit-
&erland' remained the overall
leader for a fourth straight day.
The cyclists, following a stretch
'in Belgium, completed a 122-
Zfile ride from Orchies that fea-
Sured five small climbs to an up-
,,hill finish in the fishing port of
SSagan won his second stage in.
his debut Tour by bolting from
the splintered pack with less
,han 300 meters left. He pumped
:his arms as he crossed the line
:several lengths and one sec-
ond ahead of runner-up Ed-
vald Boasson Hagen of Norway
and third-place finisher Peter
Velits of Slovakia.,
'; Sagan said his gesture in
vhich he churned his arms as
a runner might was a nod to
the title character in the film
; Overall, Cancellara leads
1radley Wiggins of Britain in
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Peter Sagan of Slovakia celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing
the overall leader's yellow jersey (third left), Peter Velits of Slovakia (second left), and Edvald Boasson Hagen of
Norway (left), to win the third stage of the Tour de France in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France on Tuesday.
second and Sylvain. Chavanel
of FVrance in third, both sev-
en seconds back. Defending
champ Cadel Evans climbed
from eighth to seventh place, 17
With the' pack jostling to get
up front for the climbs near the
finish, there were at least four
crashes, including one .within
the last mile. Several riders also
had mechanical troubles or flat
"The group was nervous. Ev-
eryone wanted to be up front;
there 'were a lot of crashes,"
Sagan told France-2 televi-
sion. "It was a very dangerous
On the trek toward the English
Channel, five breakaway riders
got out early through northern
France's wheat fields and for-
mer steel industry hubs, and
through medieval villages like
Isbergues named for a sister
of Charlemagne who, legend
has it, could cure skin and eye
With about 30 miles to go, sev-
eral riders crashed in a flat por-
tion of road through a wheat
field in a slight turn.
Team Sky's Kanstantsin Sivtsov,
of Belarus, didn't immediately
get up and became the first com-
petitor to drop but of this year's
99th edition of the race.
Some 12 miles later, another
crash sent riders flying off the
shoulder of the road on both
sides and one flew into a wire
fence. Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas
of Movistar clambered into an
ambulance and dropped out, ac-
cording to organizers. The spill
split the pack into mini bunches,
and the front group overtook the
U.S. sprint specialist Tyler Far-
rar of Garmin-Sharp went down
in the first crash and was delayed
in the second. He and several
teammates rallied together to
rejoin the main pack.
Today's fourth stage takes rid-
ers on another bumpy ride along
several hills, a 134-mile leg from
Abbeville to Rouen in the heart of
ACC announces12year deal with Orange Bowl
The Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. -
The Atlantic Coast Confer-
Vnce is remaining tied to
3he Orange Bowl.
SThe league on Tues-
day announced a 12-year
agreement with the bowl
,beginning after the .2014
easoh. It says details on
the oppofient and broad-
.cast partner will' come
SThe ACC has sent its
.champion to the South
Florida-based bowl every
year since 2006, and this
that relationship will con-
tinue when the Bowl Sub-
division makes the switch
to a four-team playoff in
'"As we look ahead to the
future of postseason col-
lege football, this will fur-
ther an already beneficial
partnership for both or-
ganizations," ACC Com-
.missioner John Swofford
"The Discover Orange
Bowl has a rich history
of prestige, is located
within'the league's foot- Big Ten, and Pac-12 are
print and is "a great des- ,,committed- to the Rose
tination for our student- Bowl.
athletes, alumni and fans. 0. Ford Gibson, presi-
"In addition to our con- dent and chair of the Or-
tinued partnership, we are ange -Bowl Committee,
very pleased to be playing says his bowl is "i' ex-
annually on New Year's tremely pleased to con-
The Orange Bowl will be
played annually at 1 p.m.
on Jan. 1.
The league anticipates
the Orange Bowl hosting at
least four semifinal games
and says in. those years,
its champion will play in
one of the three other host
If the ACC champion Patsy Sapp,
makes the playoffs, an- Licensed Agent
other ACC team will play
in the Orange Bowl.
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