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Vol. b9 No. 148
Malone mom wants to start youth club
Representatives from Boys and Girls Club of America will be in town Thursday night
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
Malone resident Mary Wil-
burn is hoping her Town Hall
will be overflowing with parents
and' grandparents this Thurs-
day night, a crowd big enough
to convince the Boys and Girls
Club of America to take the town
under its wing to help establish a
She's hosting a 4 p.m. meeting
in city call, with representatives
of the BGCA coming in from At-
lanta to gauge local interest in
the project and to provide details
about what's involved in starting
or participating in a club.
Wilburn has two daughters,
one 17 and the other 11 years of
age. She said she's seen the need
for a youth program in her town
ever since her oldest one started
"This has been a vision of mine
since she started kindergarten,"
Wilburn said. "The biggest thing
I wanted, ,at first, was a sum-
mer program. So many kids are
sitting with nothing positive
to do, and I want them to stay
stimulated, develop some self-
discipline and be learning all the
time so that they're ready to go
when. school starts back."
She has come to. believe that
an after-school program is also
vital to the well-being of area
S"They need some after-school
help with homework, and some
backup to what they're. being
taught in school," she said. "They
can learn study tips and things
that can help them have suc-
cess on (standardized) tests. It's
something that can keep them
off the streets after school, too.
They could learn how to develop
a personal budget and keep to it,
how to write checks and balance
See YOUTH, Page 7A
Farmers Market having record season
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER -
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PHOTOS BY MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Vicky Bruner gives Kaelynn McClain some customer service pointers
at the Marianna City Farmers Market Tuesday morning.
It has been a plentiful harvest this season
for local producers who sell their fruits, veg-
etables and added-value products three days
a week at the Marianna City Farmers Market,
and the vendors expect to have a Saturdays-
only fall season after their summer run ends
in late August.
With the 'weather particularly cooperative
during the growing season, fields started
yielding their bounty earlier than usual: Buy-
ers flocked to the heanily-laden tables as the
season started, and the traffic hasn't let up.
Organrizety call this "a year for the record
books," with the highest-ever number of ven-
dors participating and their collective sales
higher, than ever before.
so sfar, Jackson County Growers Associati6n
Sl member Paul Smith talked about the season.
S-' "Our numbers are better than ever. I have
'; been involved in the Market for 20-plits years,
and have never seen it any better."
In the release, organizers talked about one
particular new vendor who is taking full ad-
vantage of the new Cottage :Food Laws of
Florida. They allow sellers of certain products<
to make 'their items at home and bring them
straight to market, rather than having them
inspected as commercial kitchens must..Sha-
ronArnett, ofArnett Acres, grows peppers and
sells them at thle market. If a pepper doesn't
sell onthe first day it goes on the sales table,
sheUses it to make hot pepper jelly or vinegar
and also offers dehydrated peppers.
"It really makes our product availability go a
lot longer," she said in the release. "I don't lose
them, and my profits are better. I have less
product waste. We still have to follow good
food handling practices, but this (law change)
really helps all the producers at the market
sell their, fruits and things they may not have
Lillie Larry uses a break between customers to refill a container done before."
with scuppernongs Tuesday morning at the Marianna City
Farmers Market See MARKET, Page 7A
Kimbroughland receives'Century Pioneer Family Farm' recognition
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
As a child visiting his'
grandparents every month
,on Clondike Road in Bas-,
com, Art Kimbrough shot
,squirrels, sawed logs;
climbed trees, pumped
water, gathered eggs,
picked blackberries from,
thorny bushes, picked up
pecans, and ate "the best
hoecake you' could find,"
he said. His grandmother
cooked that down-home
delicacy on .one of her
A "city boy" who lived in
Panama City, Kimbrough
didn't always like being
pulled away from the faster
pace of fun in the coastal
city to visit the dogtrott" or
"shotgun" hoiise where his
father grew up, but once he
SCLASSIFIEDS...5-7B 1 E
Art Kimbrough (center) is flanked by his parents, Arthur Sr.
and Irene Kimbrough, in this picture from 1987, along with
family dog Missy. In the background is the house that Arthur
Kimbrough Sr. grew up in during the early 1900s.
got there, he fully'explored
the inland wilds of Jackson
The 70-acre farm of-
fered ample. opportunities
for those ramblings. Mas-
sive oak trees, gardens, a
woods and fields occu-
pied his time. Once, when
he'was about 12 years old,
he bagged 22 squirrels in a
single hunting expedition
with. his trusty .22-rifle.
From the left are Susan Reese, from Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Adam Putnam's office, Alexandra Kimbrough
(holding a picture of her great-great-grandparents, Renegy
and Georgia Kembro), Richard Tabor, Art Kimbrough, Michele
Kimbrough, Victoria Kimbrough (holding a picture of her
great grandparents, Arthur and Irene Kimbrough),Arthur Lee
Kimbrough III and Isabella Kimbrough.
That was the first and last to leave (my grandpar-
time he ever killed that 'ents house) that day, and
many at a time. I came up with my bucket
"We were getting ready of squirrels," Kimbrough
recalled. "We had to stop
and prepare all those
squirrels. That was my first
lesson, and I've still got the
scar'to prove it from where
my knife slipped and cut
my hand. From then on,
I never killed more than I
was willing to clean, one or
two at the most. But I had
plenty of squirrel*-tail tro-
phies from that day, and
we dined on squirrel sev-
eral Sundays after that."
. His grandparents, Ren-
egy and Georgia Kembro,
bought their place on Nov..
10, 1908, according to his-
toric documents that have
their surname spelled
differently than his. Kim-
brough said the name
eventually morphed from
Kembro into Kimbrough
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GETTING IT RIGHT
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) USDA Food Distribution 8 a.m. at 4297 Lid-
don St. in Marianna, Eldercare Services will give out
USDA and Brown Bag food. Call 482-3220.
) Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
Warehouse hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
)) 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia Stin Marianna.
) Board of Trustees Finance Committee, Board
Meetings 5 p.m. in the Jackson Hospital class-
room. Call 718-2629.
SCBC Blood Drive 5 to 8 p.m. at Evangel Wor-
ship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road, Marianna. Do-
nors'entered in a drawing for a new car. Or donate
at SCBC in Marianna, 2503 Commercial Park Drive,
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 526-4403.
THURSDAY, JULY26 "
a Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
am. in Madison Street Park.
) St. Anpe's Thrift Store July Sale 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 4285 Second Ave.,:Marianna. Call 482-3734.
) SCBC Blood Drive -10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
Walmart, 2255 Highway 71 South in Marianna. $100
gift card raffled off at the end. Donors entered inra .
drawing for a new car. Or donate at SCBC in Mari-
anna, 2503 Commercial Park Drive, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Call 526-4403.
) Orientation -12230 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
a 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.
Youth Cqpter Meeting 4.p.m. in Malone Town
Hall. The possibility of establishing a youth center
in the town will be discussed. Representatives from
Boys and Girls Club of America will be present.
) Neighborhood Meeting 5 to 7 p.m. at St.
James AME Church, 2891 Orange St..in Marianna.
Speakers.will discuss the farmers' market, 4H
.opportunities, hospital programs and new driver
license renewal requirements. Information will also
be available on municipal and county services and
more, Call the Marianna Municipal Development
.Department at 482-2786.
) Free Automobile Insurance Seminar 5:30,
p.m. in the Second West Baptist Association Church
Fellowship Hall, Marianna. Staff from The Gilbert
Firm will discuss new PIP laws; whatto do when
involved in an accident; common mistakes when
purchasing insurance. Sponsors: Second West
Baptist Association-and St. Luke Missionary Baptist
Church. Call 557-0478.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity annual
Meeting:- 6:15 p.m. at Salem Free Will Baptist
Church, 2555 Kynesville Road in Cottondale. Call
) Free Summer Concert: Gary Wofsey Jazz
Band- 7 p.m. at Madison Street Park in Marianna.
Presented by Jacksoh County Parks and Recreation,
Main Street Marianna.
))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.
i Fire Hydrant Testing Concludes City of
*Marianna fire hydrant testing ends today. Residents
experiencing water discoloration are advised to run
water until clear. Call 482-2414. ,
) U.S, Rep. Southerland Staff Office Hours
' 9 to lla.m. in Graceville City Hall. 5348 Cliff St.
(conference room); and 1to 3 p.m. in Marianna City
Hall, 2898,Green St. (commission room). Residents
invited to provide input on legislation, askques-
tions or request assistance with a federal agency
Son issues. -
VFW Chicken Plate Fundraiser -11 a.m. on US
90 in Marianna, across from Winn-Dixie. Barbecue
chicken plates are $6 eachwith baked beans,
potato salad and bread. Host: Ted Walt VFW Post
12046 and Ladies' Auxiliary. Call 372-2500.
) 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.
Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m.,
meet near the floral department of Wihn-Dixie
in Marianna. Single seniors age 50 and older are
encouraged to get acquainted, form friendships.
Games, food, prizes and a guest speaker are
planned. No charge; donations accepted (proceeds
fund charitable endeavors of Marianna's Gathering
Place Foundation). Call 526-4561.
) Celebrate Recovery 7-p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call'
209-7856 or 573-1131.
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 28
Sixth annual Little Zion Community -
Association Bike-a-thon 7 a.m. start at 7562
Harvey Court. Sneads. Ride ends at Howell's Fish
Camp. Water stops along the way. No fee to partici-
pate; donations welcome. Walkers welcome. Call for
sign-up/details: 482;8081 or 592-2368.
) Marianna City Farmers' Market Open at 7
a.m. in Madison Street Park.
) Free Car Wash for Senior Citizens 8a.m. to.
roon at Advance Auto Parts. 4720 Highway 90 East,
Marianna. Sponsor: St. Joseph Masonic Lodge No.
99 of Marianna. All seniors 65 and older welcome.
22nd annual Andrew and Rebecca Cobb .
Worley Family Reunion 9.a.m. at the Holmes
County Agriculture Center, 1173 E. Highway 90 in
'Bonifay. All family members, friends invited. Bring'a
well-filled food basket anti family photos. Entertain-
ment is planned. Call 850-547-9282 or 850-263-
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30
to 5-30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
S SUNDAY, JULY29- .
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at 4349 W.Lafayette-St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desireto stop
) Orientation -10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Marianna Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742
Highway 90 in Mariannai Register for free job place-
ment and computer training; learn about services.
) Parkinson's Support Group Meeting Noon
in the ground-floor classroom of Jackson Hospital
(main building), 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna.
Open to those diagnosed with Parkinson's and their
caregivers. No cost to participate. Call 718-2661.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication: Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson CountyFloridan, P Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constituton Lane in Marianna
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for July 23, the latest
available report: One drunk
two suspi- *
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"three suspi- CRiME
cious persons, a1M ,
verbal disturbances, one bur-
glar alarm, nine traffic stops,
one trespass complaint, four
juvenile complaints, one as-
sault, three animal complaints,
two public service calls and one
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following incidents
for July 23, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls'
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale police depart-
ments): One drunk driver, two
dead persons (both natural
causes), one hospice death, one
missing juvenile; one stolen
vehicle, three abandoned
vehicle reports, one reckless
driver, three suspicious vehicle
reports, three suspicious inci- ,
dent reports, eight suspicious.
person reports, one escort, two
highway obstructions, two bur-
glaries, three physical distur-
bances, one verbal disturbance,
one pedestrian complaint,
one prowler, 14 medical calls,
one traffic crash, three burglar
alarms, one report of firearm
discharged, one fire alarm, 12
traffic stops, two larceny com-
plaints, one criminal mischief
complaint, one trespass com-
plaint, two garbage complaints
one suicide attempt, one noise
disturbance, one animal com-
plaint, one fraud complaint,
four public service calls, two
criminal registrations and two
The following persons were
booked into the jail during
the latest available reporting
) Larry Henderson, 45, 2034
Porter Ave., Grand Ridge, sen-
tenced to 60 days or cash purge
)i Dora Mosley, 48, 19686 SW
South St., Blountstown, driving
under the influence.
S Christopher Vasser, 26, 4468
Nora Ave, Pace, violation of
a Regina Robinson, 35, 1979
s, O'Hara Ave., Sneads, grand
SKelli Pettis, 30, 5971 Gran-'
berry Road, Marianna, driving
while license suspended/
)) Morris Bellamy, 43, 508
Bronco Circle, Dothan, Ala.,
violation of state probation.
) Richard Gates, 45, State
Road 75, Cottondale, driving '
while license suspended/re-
voked, giving false information
JAIL POPULATION: 229
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
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CALHOUN SCHOOL BOARD
GETS GOLD STAR
rT he Calhoun County Sch6ol Board recently donated $2,500 to purchase a Gold Star in
the Chipola College Center for the Arts "Applause!" campaign. From left are Tim Smith,
Calhoun County Board Chair; Danny Ryals, Calhoun County School Board member;
Julie Fuqua, Chipola Foundation Director; andWilson T. McClellan, Calhoun County
Court rejects prison privatization appeal
"The Associated Press
TALIAHASSEE An ap-,
pellate. court on Tuesday
tossed out Attorney Gen-
eral. Pam Bondi's request
for a decision to uphold
the proposed privatization
of 29 South Florida prison
.A three-judge panel of
the 1st District Court of
Appeal rejected'her plea to
reverse a lower court's rul-
ing against privatization,
saying Bondi couldn't ap-
peal on her own after her
client, the Department of
Corrections, declined to
do so. The panel unani-
mously dismissed the case
because Bondi was not 'a
"A party who suffers an
adverse judgment in Cir-
cuit Court has the right
to appeal, but nonpar-
ties whose rights have not
been adjudicated have no
right of appeal," Chief Dis-
trict Judge Robert Benton
wrote for the court.' ,
_ Leaders of the Repub-
lature had urged Bondi
to appeal after Gov. Rick
Scott decided the depart-
ment, .which is part of his
One of Bondi's assistants
acknowledged during oral
argument last month that
it was too late to carry out
the privatization due to
the expiration of a budget'
provision authorizing, the'
plan. Nevertheless, As-
sistant )Attorney General
Jonathan Glogau asked
the appellate court to is-
sue a ruling upholding the
that would set a precedent
for future budgets.
Circuit Judge Jackie Ful-
ford ofTallahassee last year
blocked the privatization.
plan, saying it violated the
Florida Constitution be-
cause it should have been
authorized through pas-
sage ,of a stand-alone law
instead of being tucked
into the budget. Lawmak-
ers subsequently consid-
ered such a bill, but it was
defeated in the Florida
crisscrossed three differ-
ent ways," said M. Stephen
Turner, a lawyer for the
-Police Benevolent Associa-
tion and three individual
prison guards who chal-
leliged the privatization,
Turner said. he was
happy with the. appel-
late court's decision but
couldn't understand why
Bondi appealed because
the case against the budget
provision was so strong.
"I'm just a lawyer follow-
ing the law and Judge Ful-
ford was a judge following,
Sthe law," Turner said.
In a specially concurring
opinion, District Judge
Ronald Swanson noted
the appellate court did
not limit ox curtail the at-
torney general's power nor
did it rule on the merits of
"Accordingly, this case,
also does not serve as prec-.
edent to define legislative.
power," Swanson wrote.
. Turner, though, -said
Fulford's decision remains
a precedent in the 2nd
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"Aparty who suffers an adverse judgment
in Circuit Court has the right to appeal,
but Wonparties whose rights have not been
adjudicated have no right of appeal."
Chief District Judge Robert Benton
ing. He a
in a new
Circuit, which privatization plan is one of
Florida's capi- several the Scott adminis-
where challenges tration and GOP lawmak-
slative authority ers have been pushing.
are filed. Another Tallahassee
spokeswoman judge declined to rule on a.
ale issued a brief challenge to privatization
nt noting lawmak- of prison health care be-
i her to appeal and cause another budget pro-
"we respectfully vision authorizing it also
with the court's expired when a new bud-
." get took effect on July 1.
attorney general Corrections Secretary
ve sought the trial Ken Tucker has announced
permissionn to in- he is moving forward with
and thus become that plan anyway, con-
but she didn't do tending it's permitted by
logau said they stand-alone laws that pre-
ave enough time date the expired' budget
the request ap- provision. Tucker says he.
after Scott decided will award contracts to two
appealing shortly companies that submitted
.e deadline for fil- bids, which the state had
lso contended the sought under authority of
approval was not the budget provision.
y, but the court' The department also is
d. planning to privatize. 20
t Judge Nikki Ann work release centers across
incurred only with the state,.but has not yet
Opinion. sought bids, again citing
police Benevolent previously existing laws.
.on sued as the The case is Pamela Jo
e bargaining rep- Bondi in her capacity as
ve for Florida's, attorney general of the
guards, but shortly State of Florida v. Kenneth
Ford's ruling the S. Tucker in his capacity as
nal officers voted the secretary of the Florida
union, the Team.- Department of Correc-
he PBA, though, tions, James Baiardi, John
inued to fight the' McKenna, Shanea May-
tion provision in cock and Florida Police
South Florida Inc., 1D11-5935.
ORLANDO -An injured
manatee rescued by Sea-
World Orlando has given
birth at the central Florida
attraction. The manatee
had injuries to one flip-
per from a crab pot line
and fishing line wrapped
around both front flippers
when it was rescued in
Brevard County in June.
From wire reports
S Tie Sets $8
"Silk Tie Set*$
Special to the Floridan
The 6th Annual Little
Zion Community Asso-
ciation Bike-a-thon is this
Riders depart at 7 a.m.
from 7562 Harvey Court,
just off Welcome Church
Road, in Sneads.
The ride will end at'
Howell's Fish Camp, with
water stops along the way.
Those who prefer to walk
Blood pressure read-
ings will be recorded for
all, participants, before
the ride begins, and the.
Jackson County Sheriff's
Department will be on
hand for added safety and
There is no fee to par-
ticipate in the Bikea-
thon, but donations are
To sign up, visit The Hair
Cut Pad at 4468 Jackson
St. in Marianna, -or call
482-8081 or 592-2368..
For more information,
contact John Harvey at
482-8081 or 693-3074.
Pick Up Marianna
Day set for Aug. 11
Special to the Flo(idan ,limits, west to Sunrise
Drive, and north on Hall'
Have a hand in keeping Street (covering Hall,
the community clean, on Sunset and McCrary to
*Pick Up Marianna Day, US 90).
Saturday, Aug. 11. Giveaways are planned
The public is invited to and one lucky volunteer
join the City of Marianna may .be eligible ,to re-
Public Works Department ceive a month of free city
and local community ser- utilities.
vice leaders and organiza- For more informa-
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Special to the Floridan
The following marriages
and divorces were re-
corded in Jackson County
during the week of July
)) Martha Ann Finch and
Adam J. Watkins.
) Ashley Davis Nelson
and Michael A. Nelson.
) Nathan Christopher
Adkins and Jennifer Faye
) Richard Joe Lopez and
) Stephanie Michelle
Hamm and John Keith
) Charles G. Hollis and
Rose Marie Sampson.
) Daphne Josey Dorsey
vs. Jack 0. Dorsey Jr.
) Helen Faye Capps vs.
Lewis Ray Capps.
Randall Chambliss vs.
)) Joshua B. Goff vs. Lisa
3 bodies found in
FORT LAUDERDALE ,
-Authorities are trying
to identify three bodies
found in canals near Fort
Lauderdale since Sunday.
A man's body was found
floating in a Davie canal
on Sunday afternoon.
Monday afternoon, a
crab fisherman found a
body in a Wilton Manor's
canal and hours later a
body was discovered in
a Foft Lauderdale canal.
Authorities don't believe
the cases are related.
Davie police'told the
South Florida Sun-Senti-'
nel the man found there
was between 16 and 25
years old. He was carry-
ing.an iPod with a lime
Police shoot, kill
MIAMI-- A Miami-
Dade police officer shot
and killed a stalking
suspect during a con-
frontation in southwest
Det. Roy Rutland says
officers responded Mon-
day night to the.home
listed in an ongoing
aggravated stalking case.
He says the shooting oc-
curred around 8:30 p.m.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012 *' 3Ar
T he massacre at Century 16 theaters in Aurora,
Colo., was an unspeakable act of violence and
When senseless violence like this strikes down so
many lives, Americans will grasp for the words to
describe how they feel about it.
And during these dark times, some people stunned by
the murders will lash out. They will demand "solutions,"
usually in the form of new gun-control laws. They will
say the nation must enact measures to prevent future
Others will argue with equal vehemence against any
changes to the nation's gun laws.
'But the people should not rush to embrace quick and
easy answers. First, the nation must mourn. Then the
authorities must sift through thefacts of the case and
try to understand why the accused gunman, James
Eagan Holmes, only 24 years.old, allegedly committed
such heinous acts of murder and mayhem.
Police say Holmes was responsible for the horrific
slaughter at the Friday morning show the midnight
premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." Twelve people
were)killed and 58 wounded. He,used a number of guns
and even canisters of gas to cause panic at the midnight
screening, according to police.1i
On Monday, Holmes made his first court appearance.
The Associated Press reports'he is not cooperating with
authorities, so it could take months to figure out the
how and.why of the tragedy.
Yet there are already some who believe this could be a
defining moment in the nation's ongoing debate about
Second Amendment rights. From U.S. Sen, Dianne
Feinstein, D-Calif., on the left, to William Kristol on the
right, toNew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the
center, there have been calls for "reasonable"
restrictions on the ownership of handguns and rifles.
Some on the right, including U.S. Sen. John McCain,
R-Ariz., have responded with skepticism.
It is understandable that gun rights are now being
debated. Following a massacre like the one in Colorado,
our political leaders should examine and debate
policies regulating the sale .of guns and ammunition.
But officials must hot let emotion become a threat'
to the foundations of the Second Amendment. Second
Amendment supporters will argute, with great merit,
that millions of Americans are responsible gun owners
and shouldn't pay a price for the terrible incident in
We have seen such senseless killings before. In Tucson
in January 2011, young loner Jared Lee Loughner shot
18 people, killing six. The shooting victims included
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who barely
. survived her injuries.
Loughner displayed symptoms of mental illness
before and after the shooting, and the same kinds of
problems may afflict Holmes. The nation should work
harder to prevent people plagued by mental illness,
from hurting themselves or others. Guns weapolis of
any kind in the hands of the dangerously mentally ill
can lead to tragedy.
Fortunately, such incidents are rare. But public of-
ficials should take all reasonable steps to prevent the
mentally ill from causing harm.
There is strong public support for private ownership
of handguns and rifles, rights guaranteed by the Second
Amendment, and those rights are likely to remain
intact. Indeed, support for gun rights has grown in the
last decade, even after the 1999 incident at Columbine'
High School in Colorado, which left 15 dead.
In the coming months, there will be time to debate
gun policy, violence in the popular culture and the very
important issue of mental health treatment. '
But for now, let's mourn the loss of 12 Americans
gunnedidown while enjoying the all-American activity
of watching a movie. It will take time to gain a clearer
understanding of this senseless horror.
This editorial was published in The Daytona Beach News-Journal
on Tuesday; July 24.
Mystique shrouded the
mistakes of Joe Paterno
BY BILL COTTERELL
v ery college of business
ought to warn tomorrow's
corporate leaders about
what I call the J. Edgar Hoover
. The principle is this: Any under-
ling who gets more important than
the boss needs to be fired. Now. It's
better to take the hit, however ex-
cruciating, than to.keep an under-
boss in place to accrue more dirt on
That is one of the many lessons of
the Penn State horror story.
Joe Paterno may have been a ,
devoted family man who shared
his personal fortune with chari-
ties, mentored students and set
an example for staff members. He
was the face of the Nittany Lions,
beloved by fans and alumni and
admired by millions who knew him
only'from TV Over a half-century,
he built the colossus that is Happy
To protect it all, Paterno covered
up the rape of children by his friend
and long-time assistant, Jerry
Paterno teams had a record of
high graduation rates, with none
of the usual scandals that run rife
in major collegiate sports. But if he
was willing to cover up the most
hideous crimes imaginable, ,what
misdemeanors might he have
Like Hoover, who ruled the FBI
from 1924 until his death in 1972,
Paterno worked for people who
really worked for him. But it wasn't
quite the same.
Both presidents and attorneys
general hated or feared Hoover, but
his secret files-- and his willing-
ness to share gossip made him
untouchable. He was known as a
petty tyrant who couldn't change
with the times. He hired only white,
male agents until quite late in life.
He denied that organized crime
existed and claimed the civil rights
movement was full of communists.
After his death, we learned of illegal
break-ins and wiretaps, agents
slipping unverified data to news-
paper columnists or witch-hunt-
ing members of Congress, and his
habit of firing or transferring agents
who brought him facts not fitting
his world view.
And he cultivated a popular
image in the national media, with
breathless news accounts of G-men
nailing Dillinger and Soviet spies.
There was even a James Stewart
movie and a TV series called "The
FBI in Peace and War."
Of course, Paterno never did
that. He didn't have to the TV
networks and sportswriters were at
\ his doorstep, ready to tell us more
about the man with more football
victories than any coach in the
His mystique made him as un-
touchable as Hoover. The univer-
sity president, vice president and
athletics director who all ranked
above him on the organization
charts quit when the Sandusky
scandal broke. Both the VP and
AD face criminal charges in the
coverup. The PSU board finally
fired Paterno, touching off a night
of rioting in State College.
Judging from the timing, it ap-
pears the board did not act because
Paterno had, in effect, overruled his
three bosses in allowing Sandusky.
to roam free.
After they quit, Paterno allowed
that, well, maybe he probably .
would decide to retire pretty soon,
anyway. By then, the board had to
say, "No, Joe now."-
What was,not known then, but
was reported recently by The New
York Times, was that Patfrno re-
negotiated his contract last year
- and had a package worth about
$5.3 million for him and his family,
over 25 years, including use of the
university's jet and a luxury skybox
I've known newspaper editors
whose unwritten power made them
more important than their publish-
ers. I've worked'with old reporters
who could terrorize the copy desk
into not touching a word of their
stories (I've even done so myself,
with columns.) There are legisla-
tive leaders and cabinet officers
who, legally, have no'more power
than any one of their colleagues
- but who can beat the governor
by knowing where the levers of.
power are, and selecting their fights
Term limits for FBI, directors or
football coaches aren't the answer.
Maybe everybody who's been in a
job 20 years should get an annual
"aura audit" to see if, like a broker- '
age house, they've become too big
Perhaps the rule of thumb should
be that, when your perceived power
intersects with that of your boss,
one of you has to go.
Bill Cotterell is a retired senior writer for the
Tallahassee Democrat. He can be contacted at
Letter to the Editor
Setting the record straight
Your reporter is in error concern-
ing the contentious exchange at
the Concerned American Patriots
meeting Iheld last Tuesday). The
moderator (I) asked for a show of
hands of those who would support
Sen. Rubio or Gov. Jindal for Vice
president (not president, as the
story stated). I then read the consti-
tutional requirement for President
and Vice President. Both must be
natural born citizens., (Article 2 and
the 12th amendment) I asserted
that neither one was a natural born
citizen. And that is the truth.
Both the Constitution and Su-
preme Court cases define a natural
born citizen as one born in the
country of citizen parents. (plural)
The Law of Nations referenced in
Article 1 of the Constitution states:
"The natives, or natural born citi-
zens, are those born in the country
of parents who are citizens;" The
Supreme Court stated such in
Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162
The Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court in that year, wrote the major-
ity opinion, in which he stated: The
Constitution does not in words say
who shall be natural born citizens.
Resort must be had elsewhere to
ascertain that. At common law,
with the nomenclature of which the
framers of the Constitution were
familiar, it was never doubted that
all children born in a country of
parents who were its citizens be-
came themselves, upon their birth,
citizens also. These were natives
or natural born citizens, as distin-
guished from aliens or foreigners.
Three other cases state the same
Sen. Rubio was born on May 28,
1971, in Miami. His parents did not
become citizens until Nov. 5, 1975,
four and one-half years after Marco
Rubio was born. So he was not
born of citizen parents and is there-
fore not a natural born citizen. He
is a citizen by birth, not a natural
Gov. Jindal was born on June 10,
1971, in Baton Rouge, La. However,
his father, Amar Jindal, a perma-
rnent legal resident of the United
States, did not become a U.S. citi-
zen until Dec. 4, 1986. His mother,
Raj Jindal, also a permanent legal
resident, became a naturalized U.S.
citizen on Sept. 21, 1976. So he is
not a natural born citizen since he
was not born of citizen parents.
The Republicans seem to want
to follow the Democrats in electing
candidates who are not Constitu-
tionally eligible to serve as presi-
dent. We must return to the Consti-
tution, or the Republic is dead.
We have a choice: God's Law, or
LUCIUS B."CAP" POOSER
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Schlakanan announces for Congress
Human rights lawyer and
national security expert
Mark Schlakman, a Demo-
crat, of Tallahassee recently
announced his candidacy
for the 2nd U.S. Congressio-
nal District seat, pledging to,
put his experience in both
Democratic and Republican
administrations at the state
and federal level, including.
within the Governor's Office,
The White House, the U.S.
Department of State and the
Department of Defense, to
work to help end political
gridlock in Congress.'
"It is clear even to the most
casual observer that parti-
san politics in Congress has
paralyzed our country; fail-
ure to find common ground
has been devastating to
many families and does a
disservice to those who put
their lives on the line for us
every day," Schlakman said.
"There is much that'must-
be done to ensure the con-
tinuing greatness of our
nation," he said.
His priorities include the
economy and'job growth,
fiscal responsibility, defense
and national security, im-
proving the administration
ofjustice, the implications of
rising sea levels and the in-
-creasing intensity of storms
to Florida's coastal areas,
tion reform as
Schlakman to senior citi-
zens and the
most vulnerable, simplify-
ing the tax code, campaign
finance reform and foreign
policy, international trade
and smart development.
"By electing me to Con-
gress, North Floridians can
play a pivotal role ,in restor-
ing civility and effectiveness
to our national government,
ensuring Americans regard-
less of party of bipartisan,.
highly qualified and pro-
active leadership that is
required to get our nation
back on track," Schlakman
. He said bickering and in-
fighting between Republi-
cans and Democrats in Con-
gress is hampering efforts to
create jobs, increase oppor-
tunity and restore prosperity
in an economically troubled
"'Vilifying the other party
doesn't help to pay the bills
or put food on the table nor
will political posturing keep
the lights on," Schlakman
"I am not a career politi-
cian, a sitting elected official
or party operative therefore I
am an underdog in this race,"
Over the next several weeks I
will attempt to demonstrate
why that fact coupled with
my background and long
history of public service'
makes me the best qualified
candidate to win the general
election in November and,
to represent Democrats,
and those without party.af-
filiation from day one after
taking the oath of office."
Schlakman serves. as se-
nior program director- at
The Florida State Univer-
sity Center for the Advance-
,ment of Human Rights. He
previously served in senior
positions of trust and con-
fidence in Tallahassee and
Washington,, with Gov. Law-
ton Chiles, Gov. "Buddy"
MacKay, Gov. Jeb Bush, and
under -Presidents Bill Clin-
ton and George W Bush.
He also served as a special
adviser to U.S Senator Bob
Graham and a number of
senior military leaders in
Washington and Florida.
During his tenure as
special counsel to Gov. Chil-
es he developed' a nonvio-
lent criminal alien removal/
deportation initiative that
allowed: the state to avoid
an estimated $100,000,000
in costs of incarceration,
served as staff lead for mass
negotiated an $18,000,000
payment from the U.S. De-
partment of Justice's Immi-
gration Emergency Fund,
which was the largest single
disbursement received' by
any state at that time,. and
developed the governor's
which served as a model for
Gov. Jeb Bush's Florida/Haiti
A lawyer, he is a magna
cumr laude graduate of the
University of Miami and
earned his law degree at
Georgetown University Law
Center. '.He subsequently
completed the Kennedy
School's Program for Senior.
Executives in State and Lo-
cal Government in Cam-
bridge, Mass., and received
the U.S. Department of
State's Senior Honor Award
for Distinguished Service
within the Bureau of West-
ern Hemisphere Affairs
while assigned to the White'
Syste for stopping an oil spills tested in Gulf
The Associated Press
NEW.ORLEANS The first deep-sea
test of a state-of-the-art containment
system for stopping an oil spill akin to
BP's catastrophic 2010 spill began on
Tuesday, regulators said.
The Bureau of Safety and Environ-
mental Enforcement said the Hous-
ton-based Marine Well Containment
Companywas to move a capping stack
system it has developed onto a ship
.and carry it out to where a test well-
head has been placed on the bottom
of the Gulf. The stack will be lowered
by wires 6nto the test wellhead sit-
ting 7,000 feet below the surface of the
"Testing this equipment, in real-
time conditions and ultra-deep wa-.
ter depths will help ensure that the
MWCC is-ready and able to respond
in a, moment's notice should the need
arise," said BSEE Director JimnWatson.
BSEE staff including inspectors,
engineers and spill response experts
- planned to monitor the drill and
see firsthand how it is conducted,
The capping stack is similar to the
one BP used to stop the flow of oil
from its out-of-control well .in July
2010. That stack finally closed the well
after 85 days of leaking oil. The BP
spill, which caused more than 200 mil-
lion gallons of oil to leak out, exposed
the oil industry's inability to stop a
deep-sea spill quickly.
Tougher drilling rules passed after
the BP spill required oil companies
to prove they can control a blowout
similar to the April 20, 2010, incident
at the Macondo well where 11 workers
were killed in explosions that sank the
drilling rig Deepwater Horizon.
After the spill, several large oil com-
panies set up the Marine Well Contain-
ment Company to prove the industry
could control a deep-sea oil spill. It
was a condition the industry had to
meet before regulators would begin
re-issuing deep-water drilling permits.
Regulators began issuing permits in
On Tuesday, Chauntra Rideaux, a
BSEE spokeswoman, said the location
of the test 1wellhead could not be dis-
closed immediately. She said doing so
might undermine the test. She added
that the agency planned to release
more details about the exercise at a
An oil company was involved in the
test too, but Rideaux said the agency
could not yet release the name of the
Secret Service releases
Republican convention plan
TAMPA The security plan for the Republi-
can National Convention will restrict parking on .
many downtown Tampa streets and close roads
in two counties.
The Secret Service released the security plan'
In Tampa, the RNC's security and transporta-
tion plan will close much of the southern end of
downtown to traffic. In St. Petersburg, authori-
ties will close I-175, which carries an average of
36,000 vehicles a day, on Aug. 26 for the RNC's
official welcome party at Tropicana Field.
In addition to the parking restrictions and
road closures -in Tampa and St. Petersburg, law
enforcement officials warned motorists there
will be "intermittent traffic delays and tempo-
rary closures" on interstates and other roads
throughout the Tampa Bay area from Aug. 25 to
Aug. 30 so motorcades can travel to and from
3 teens face murder charges
in home invasion death
ORLANDO Three teens face first-degree
murder charges following the death of a central
Florida man during a home invasion.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says 67-
year-old Esteban Calderon was beaten during
a burglary at his Pine Hills home last week. He
The Orlando Sentinel reports one 16-year-
old was arrested shortly after the robbery and
charged with attempted murder. Those charges
were upgraded Monday. The other two 16-year-
olds were arrested Sunday and Monday.
Authorities will decide whether the teens will
be tried as adults. No further details about the
case were immediately available.
red light camera court ruling
TALLAHASSEE Orlando is askingdthe Flori-
da Supreme Court to reverse an.appellate ruling
that says red light camera fines were illegal if .
collected before the state passed a law allowing
The city appealed the 5th District Court of .
Appeal's ruling last week. The Supreme Court
designed it as a high-profile case Monday.
A three-judge appellate panel said the city's
red light camera ordinance conflicted with state
traffic laws before they were changed in 2010 to
The Daytona Beach-based 5th District's July 6
decision conflicts with a prior ruling by the 3rd
District Court"of Appeal in Miami.
The case will not affect fines under the new
law. A lawyer for Orlando said cities across
Florida mayhave to refund millions collected
before then if the appeal fails.
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LOCAL & STATE
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Alleged movie shooter was
surrounded by brain experts
The Associated Press
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -James Hol-
mes spent a year in a small neurosci-
ence doctoral program, surrounded
by scientists and roughly three doz-
en classmates delving into the inner
workings of the brain.
The University of Colorado, Den-
ver, isn't saying if they had any
Experts say, however, the intimacy
of the program and its focus on the
brain may not have been enough
for staff and students to detect that
Holmes was on a course that police
say ended with a deadly rampage
at a midnight showing of the new
Supported by a prestigious federal
grant, Holmes, 24, was in the first
year of a program at the Anschutz
Medical Campus dedicated to .neu-
roscience, studying such'topics as
how the brain works or malfunctions
or helping. develop drugs to treat
* epilepsy and pther disorders.
But it is not behavioral science or.
psychology, experts say.
David Eagleman, who\ runs the
Initiative on Neuroscienqe and the
Law at Baylor University, said some
neuroscientists are experts in men-
tal illnesses and aberrant behavior,
but others spend most of their time
studying molecular chemistry.
"It's really only a fraction of profes-
sors" who could identify a simmer-
ing mental disorder, Eagleman said.
"Many people in neuroscience are
not specialized in the issue of pick-
ing up mental illness ... There are,
plenty of people who just study mice
and cats and stuff like that."
Holmes is accused of methodically
stockpiling weapons and explosives
at work and at home that police say
he used to kill 12 people and wound
58 more at a movie theater Friday
in nearby Aurora. Police say he also
booby-trapped his apartment with
the intent to kill police officers.
Holmes' arraignment hearing is on
Authorities say Holmes, began
shopping for firearms while study-
ing neuroscience. He joined the pro-
gram in June 2011 after receiving .a
National. Institutes of Health grant
to cover his tuition and provide a
$26,000 annual living allowance.
The school refuses to say what
specifically Holmes studied. But an
online syllabus listed him as making
a presentation in May during a class
called "Biological Basis of Psychiatric
and Neurological Disorders."
In early June, Holmes took a stan-
dard oral exam that ends a gradu-
ate student's first year. The school
will not say whether he passed, but
Holmes filed paperwork to with-
draw from the program just days
later. He never provided a written
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
From left, Barry Shur, Ph.D., the Dean of the Graduate School'at the University of
Colorado; Lilly Marks, Vice President for Health Affairs University of Colorado; Don
Elliman, University of Colorado-Denver Chancellor; and Doug Abraham, Chief of
Police for the University of Colorado, hold a news conference on Monday in Aurora,
explanation for his'departure;
"He had, as is now common knowl-
edge, excellent academic creden-.
tials," said Barry Shur, dean of the
university's graduate program.
Shur said the graduate program is
"like a family" in which faculty care-
fully monitor students' progress.
"It would be a logical step to as-
sume there were people in that pro-
gram who worked closely with him
and would have the expertise to as-
sess his behavior," said Mary Ellen
O'Toole, a former FBI profiler and
the author of the book "Dangerous
Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray
"But being able to recognize con-
cerning, troubling behavior does not
mean you can prevent a mass homi-
cide," O'Toole said. "There are many
people at a university level who act
quirky and strange and don't go out
and commit mass murder."
Academics studying the human
.brain may not have the same ability
to size up threats as someone who
makes his living spending time with
people firing guns, O'Toole said.
Glenn Rotkovich, owner of a pri-
vate Colorado gun 'range outside
Denver, quickly concluded there was
something wrong with Holmes.
Holmes applied to join the range
in late June. But Rotkovich-said that
after calling Holmes back and hear-
ing ,a "bizarre" voice mail message
- spoken in a strange, low-pitched
voice with heavy breathing -.he
concluded he didn't want Holmes as
"I flagged him to people' and said,
if he shows up, I don't trust him,"
Holmes apparently-never went to
The university's silence on the year
Holmes spent there contributed to
the mystery surrounding his mo-
tivations. Administrators refuse to
say whether faculty or students saw
signs of dangerous behavior in Hol-
mes. Campus police said they had
no information on Holmes before
,,Holmes remained in solitary con-
finement Tuesday, in Arapahoe
County jail, a day after appearing
bleary-eyed and disoriented in his
initial court appearance. He could
face the death penalty if convicted.
Working to build their case, a team
of .lawyers from the district attor-
ney's office spent about 90 minutes
inside the movie multiplex where
the shooting occurred. Crews were
-starting to encircle the building with
a chain link fence while people con-
tinued to flock to a memorial nearby
for the victims. .
Relatives of those who died turned
to the grim task of preparing for fu-
nerals. A woman whose husband re-
mains in a coma after being shot in
the headgave birth to a healthy baby
boy in the same hospital Tuesday.
Meanwhile, new details emerged
about the night of the shooting.
Clad in head-to-toe combat gear,
Holmes allegedly burst into a mid-.
night screening of "The Dark Night
Rises," tossed gas canisters into
the crowd and opened fire. Friends
Stephanie Davies and Allie Young,
who attended, said the gunman
moved around the room yelling and
seemingly targeting people.
"He would shout, 'What are you
doing? I said stand up!' And he would
pick people up. I saw him stand over
someone. I just see hair and ,him
holding the shirt and 'boom,'" said
In Colorado, the shooting has
prompted a sudden surge in gun
Nutritionist Lisa R. Young speaks during a New York City
Board of Health public hearing on the proposal to limit the
size of sugary drinks on Tuesday.
Pro, con arguments
on proposed NY
sugary drink ban
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Medical
professionals who favor
a proposed ban on large-
sized sugary drinks lik-
ened soda companies' to
Big Tobacco at a public
hearing Tuesday, saying
the plan would protect
the public, while oppo-
nents accused the city of
playing Big Brother and
wondered what tasty but
unhealthy foods might be
New York City's health
board heard hours of tes-
timony on a proposed.
rule that would limit soft-
drink cup and bottle sizes
at food service establish-
ments to no larger than
Medical experts spared
no rhetoric in hailing
Mayor Michael Bloom-
berg's proposal as a way
to. protect the public from
a soft-drink industry they
said pushes carbonated
calories on children and
employs the same well-
financed lobbying tactics
as Big Tobacco.
One doctor said before
the hearing that the large
ages increase the risk of
diabetes, and are respon-
sible for a big share of the
"massive suffering and
premature death" linked
"Soda in large amounts
is metabolically toxic,"
said Walter Willett, a pro-
fessor of epidemiology
and nutrition at Harvard
School of Public Health.
"It's obvious that this is
the right thing to do."'
A 20-ounce bottle of
Coca-Cola has roughly
-the same calorie count as
a McDonald's hamburger,
but Kelly Brownell, a psy-
and public health profes-
sor at Yale University, said
it is easier to over-drink
"You don't feel as full
when you consume calo-
ries in liquids," he said.
"These beverages are the
single greatest source
of added sugar in the.
Critics ridiculed the idea
that city officials should
regulate portion sizes.
w ats o nj e e le s c m Iar
Romney seeks probe of White House leak
The Associated Press
RENO, Nev. Republi-
can presidential candidate
'Mitt Romney on Tuesday
called for an independent
investigation into claimed
the White House had
leaked national security
information for President
Barack Obama's politi-
cal gain, part of a searing
speech that marked a-
wholesale indictment of
the Democrat's foreign
In a race that has so far
focused almost entirely
on the sluggish economy,
Romney also critiqued
Obama's handling of Iran's
nuclear, threat, the vio-'
lence in Syria and relations
with Israel during a speech
to the Veterans 'of Foreign
In his first foreign policy
speech since emerging as
the likely Republican pres-
idential nominee, Romney
accused Obama of putting
politics over national secu-
rity, a serious charge that
went straight at a policy
area where national polls
show the president with
The turn also was a re-
minder that the increas-
ingly biting campaign,'
which paused over the
weekend in deference to
the deadly movie theater
shooting in Colorado, was
on again in earnest.I
"This conduct is con-
temptible," Romney said
of the leaks of classified in-
Jformation: "It betrays our.
national interest. It com-
promises ourI men' and
women in the field. And-it
demands a full and pronipt
investigation by a special
prosecutor, with explana-
tion and consequence."
Attorney General Eric
Holder has appointed two
federal prosecutors to get
to the bottom of the leaks,
but Romney suggested that
wasn't good enough. The
White House has rejected
calls for a special prosecu-
tor, saying there is no need
Romney stopped short of
accusing Obama specifi-
cally of leaking informa-
tion that includes details
of the mission that killed
Osama bin Laden last year.
He made the charge as he
prepared to embark later
Tuesday on a trip to Great
Britain, Israel and Poland
and meetings with a host
of foreign leaders.
Obama has strongly
rejected the leak accusa-
tions that, until Tuesday,
had been contained to
Republicans in Congress.
During a news confer-
ence last month, he called
the accusations "offensive"
White House spokes-
man Jay Carney responded
Tuesday by saying Obama
"feels extremely strongly
about this" and noting
Holder's appointment of
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the two federal prosecu-
tors to investigate.
"The'president has made
abundantly clear that he
has no tolerance for leaks
and he thinks leaks are
damaging to .our national
security interests," Carney
Reflecting the cam-
paign's recent attention to
veterans, Obama added
a visit Tuesday with some
of them to his fundraising
schedule in Portland, Ore.
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From Page 1A '
There are a lot of things
that they need to make
them well-rounded. We
want them to succeed,
not just settle. We want
parents to come, as well.
I kndw that I would have
like this when my girls
In particular, Wilburn
said, she remembers
when "long division be-
came-a part ofthe past" as
schools progressed into
different teaching strate-
gies for mathematics. She
was lost, she' said,' and
had to seek out help from
teachers so she could help
her kids'with homework.
A club of this nature, she
said, would be the perfect
after-hours place for most
busy parents to come and
learn new skills they need
to keep up with and help
In -summer program,
she said Jackson County
is a fertile place to learn
about gardening and the
self-sufficiency that can
come with growing your
That would also be a
eviction from land
RAMA LAH, West Bank
The Israeli Defense
Ministry wants to evict
hundreds of Palestinians"
from eight hamlets in a
West Bank area the mili-
tary has designated as a
K firing zone, rights'activ-
ists said Tuesiay, portray-
ing the decision as a new
Israeli land grab.: .
The firing zone, one of
several in the West Bank,.
covers several thousand
acres close to the border'
with Israel. Hundreds of
Palestinian herders and
farmers live there for part
of the year in caves and
and Palestinian residents
of the area have been
waging a legal battle for
more than a decade.
vehicle to teach healthy
eating, and table
etiquette, she said.
"I want us to have a
place that is devoted to
developing the whole per-
son," she said. "We need
to be providing them'with
opportunities to become
als as they're growing up,
not just seeing them as
streamed-lined to gradu-
ate from high school and
on their own to figure it
out from there."
Wilburn said it is vital to
fill Town Hall on Thursday,
if the local community
expects to became part of
the BGCA network, which
can provide scholarships
Whether the BGCA con-
nection, comes, to pass
' or riot, Wilburn and four
others have formed a lo-
cal youth-assistance or-
ganization that needs
more members. Called 'A
Chance for Success,' the
team members will be on
hand Thursday to answer
questions about their mis-
sion and, Wilburn hopes,
enroll some other adults
in the group.
For more information,
call Wilburn at 569-5562
The Defense Ministry
told Israel's Supreme
Court earlier this week
that those being ordered
to leave the firing zone
have permanent homes
elsewhere, and that they
must evacuate the area
for their own safety.
Shlomo Lecker, a lawyer
representing some of the
Palestinians, said Tuesday
that his clients own much
of the area from which
they are to be evicted.
The Defense Ministry
said herders and farmers
could be granted access
on weekends and Jewish
The firing zone is
located in the southern
Hebron Hills area, part of
,the 60 percent of the West,
Bank that remain under
full Israeli control and are
also known as "Area C."
From wire report '
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
service held at Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home on
Thursday, July 26, 2012
with Dallas Ellis officiating.
Visitation will begin at 11
a.m, with the service fol-
lowing at 12 p.m.
al Home is in charge of lo-
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
Sunset Memorial Park
Funeral Home and
1700 Barrington Road
Mr. Bobby W. Bishop, .:78 Jeanne Stanley Focht, 77,
of Cottondale passed away, of Newton went to be with
unexpectedly at his home the Lord on Saturday, July
on Monday July 23, 201-2.. 21, 2012 after a brief battle
He was a Korean War Vet- with cancer.
eran, serving in the U.S. eanne was born to Clif-
Navy aboard the U.S.S. ton and Frances Stanley in
Pollux. Bobby enjoyed bass Marianna: on. August 8,
fishing as a life long hobby. 1934. She graduated from
He was preceded in Marianna High School in
death by his parents and 1952, and later earned a
two brothers, .Marion and Bachelor of Science degree
Dennis Bishop. from Troy University.
Mr. Bishop is survived by Jeanne joyfully taught pia-
his wife, Mae Pumphrey no for 58 years to students
Bishop; three sons, Robert from preschool age to retir-
and wife Lynn, Michael ees. She taught in
and wife Donna, and Rus- Graceville had her own
sell; three grandsons, Justin music studio in Dothan,
and wife Nicole, Myles, and Music World, and then be-
Kelsey; one granddaughter, came a part of The Studio
Nicole, and great-grandson at Covenant United Meth-
Tayler. odist where she is a mem-
There will be a memorial ber. She was a member of
the National Guild of Piano
Teachers Association, the
Alabama Music Teachers
. Association, and was
secretary/treasurer of the
Wiregrass Music Teachers
Forum. She loved working
annually to help organize
the Sonatina Festival which
raised, scholarship money
for local students. Other
gifts of her music to the
community in the past in-
clude serving as pianist at
church, directing hand bell
choirs at Cloverdale Meth-
odist, accompanying the
Belles and Beaus senior
choir at Covenant, and
playing at several local
churches as a substitute
pianist when needed.
She was preceded in
death by her brother Clif-
She is survived by her
husband, William (Bill)
Focht of Newton; brother,
Howard (Jean) Stanley of
Ormond Beach; two sons,
John (Julie) Ross of Ocala,
and Stephen (Linda) Ross
of Panama City; daughter,
Cyndi (Mick) Mekkelsen of
Chicago; Bill's children,
Gordon Focht of
Dawsonvilli, Georgia, Curt
Focht of Melbome, and
Jeannie Focht of California;
Ross ,Chris (Liesl) Ross,
Matthew Ross, Abby Ross,
Jennifer Focht; great-
Woodham; several nieces,
and nephews also survive.
A celebration of her life
Top Syan general defects
The Associated Press
BEIRUT Fighter jets unleashed
sonic booms and helicopter gunships
strafed rebels as they pressed their
fight Tuesday into new neighbor-
hoods in Aleppb, Syria's largest city.
Farthersouth, ground troops combed
Damascus after the nearly complete
rout of the largest rebel assault yet on
After a series of setbacks, President
Bashar Assad's forces .are solidifying
their grip on Aleppo and Damascus,
knowing that.their fall would almost
certainly spell the regime's end.
The regime appears to be regaining
momentum after a series of.setbacks
that put it on the defensive. But while
its forces easily outgun the rebels in
direct confrontations, the rebellion
has spread, them thin pointing to a:
drawn-out civil war.
Syria's two biggest cities; home to
more than one-third of the country's
22 million people arid centers of its
political and economic life, have. re-
mained largely insulated fromithe ui-
rest that has ravaged much of the rest
-of the country during the 16-month
conflict. But this month, rebels from
surrounding areas have pushed
into both, bringing 'street battles to
previously calm neighborhoods.
The fighting in eAch city has
followed a similar script.
After building up their forces in the
countryside and clashing with gov-
ernment troops there, rebels pressed'
into Damascus early last week, spark-
ing clashes. around the city with
will be held 2 pm Saturday,
July 28, 2012 'at Covenant
To honor the deep love
Jeanne had for teaching
piano to the young and old,
the Jeanne Focht Mqmorial
Scholarship Fund is being
established as a part of the
Wiregrass Music Teachers
Forum In lieu of flowers,
contributions to the*
Wiregrass Music Teachers
Forum may be sent in care
of Hilda Hagins, 113: Redw-:
ing Drive, Enterprise, ALI
Robert Byrd of Sunset
Memorial Park Funeral
Home (334) 983-6604 www.
Marianna Chapel ,
Marianna, Florida 32446
Services for Mrs., Mary
Lou Hussey will be held at
10:00 AM on Wednesday,
July 25, 2012 in the Marian-
na Chapel Funeral Home
with Pastor Ellis Vickery of-
ficiating. Interment will fol-
low in the Welcome As-
sembly of God Church
Marianna Chapel Funer-!
al Home is in charge of lo-,
Expressions of sympathy,
may be submitted online at
From Page 1A
The market will continue on
Tuesday and Thursdays from
7 a.m. until noon, and on Sat-
urdays from 7 a.m. until pro-
duce is exhausted or whenever
each vendor decides to shut
lown. Vendors accept Supple-
mental Nutrition Assistance
Program cards (which replaced
food stamps), and vouchers for
the'. Farmers Market Nutrition
The current season will con-
tinue for a few more weeks,;
with a brief shut down begin-
ning at the end of the market
day on Aug. 25. The -fall season,
will pick up.very soon after, oni
Sept. 8, but likely will be open on
From Page lA
because of a military re-
cruiter who was sure
"Kembro" had to be a mis-
take when his father joined
the army. His dad had lied
about his age *in order to
join up in 1919 ai the.age
of 17, and couldn't afford
Through the genera-
tionsi different threads of
the family retain "Kembro"
aid others "Kimbrough."?
Art's father; Arthur, Kim-
brough Sr., bought out his
siblings'share of thehome-
.stead many years ago, and
it has stayed in the family,
more than 100 years,
Because of that distinc-
tion, the farm has been
designated a "Century
Pioneer Family Farm."
Late last week; a repre-
sentative of the Florida
Department of Agriculture
presented Art and his fam-
ily a sign to reflect that dis-
tinction. Joining him in the
ceremony were two of his
sons, Arthur III and Rich-
ard, his granddaughters,
and his wife, Michele., Son
Greg, who lives in (Colo-
rado, couldn't get away to
attend the local ceremony.
But the next time he visits,
he'll be able to see the sign
Kimbrough plans to put it
'somewhere on the 20 acres
that immediately surround
the old home site, and says
he hopes that his children's
children will pass that por-
tion of the farm on to their
children and keep it in the
,family another 100 years.
lHe's planning to eventlu-
'ally sell 50 acres to the
man who has farmed it for
decades, but rents the rest
of the property to a family.
They pay rent to live in the
house on the property, and
'have the run of the non-
farmed portion of land.
The house that his father
was raised in, and where
Art slept many nights on a
bed with.a cast iron frame,.
is now gone. His mother
.had it torn down in 1994
after thieves began raid-
ing the structure for the
antique farm implements
stored inside, and also be-
cause it was by then dilapi-
dated to the to point that it
Although the original.
shotgun house, is no longer
standing, the cottagethat
Art's father built in 1947,
and later moved from Pan-
ama City onto the Jackson
County property for his
retirement years, is still in
good shape and suits the
needs of the renters. '
Kimbrough took a few
things to, remember the,
old house by as it was
being torn down.
One of the home's sand-
stone fireplace blocks now
stands in a place of honor
on Kimbrough's mantle.
One of his sons at the age
of 8 or 10 had carved a ru-
dimentary face into the
soft material using sticks
and other found "tools."
Kimbrough also kept a
few hand-hewn, heart-
pine beams from the
undercarriage of the old
house, the aged wood hard
,to, come by in these days
and practically guaranteed
to never rot. He plans to
have some' of those fash-
ioned into shallow bowls
or other art pieces that he
can put on display.
Looking back on the
lives his grandparents led
in that old house and the
land around it, Kimbrough
'said he appreciates it for a
number of reasons. .
"They were subsistence
farmers," he said. "Most
of the vegetables we ate at
those Sunday dinners was
something they grew, the
beef we ate was from cows
they raised. They didn't
farm for a living, but for
survival. My grandfather
actually was engaged in
,the fine art of spirit-mak-
ing, libations for the neigh-
bors, let's say,'for a good
portion of his life. That's
something that dawned on
me gradually growing up.
There were always bottles
of spirits around the place-
not for consumption, be-
cause he didn't drink; but
"I have to say I never
wanted the farm life. It
was a hard, poor way to
go. I knew,, from my ex-,
periences there, and theft
were chasing us away from
it, anyway. They wanted
us to get out and make a
better life away from \the,
struggles they had. But at'
the same time, I look on
those:times and I value the
self-sufficiency they had. I
think it's important to try
and preserve at least the
grounds around the home
and to pass that along to
the next generations.
"I actually lived out there
for three years, when I first
-moved to Jackson County
in 2003," Kimbrough said.
"I'm proud to have this
designation, because it's a
legacy my ancestors' and I
can leave them in memory
of the past and the people
they come from. I think
when I began to appreciate
it for its historic value was
when my parents moved
here in the early 1970s. I
don't know, you wake up
one day and suddenly that
stuff is treasure. It's living
history that gets back to
an earlier era that won't
be here again. The land is
personal contact with your
ancestors and the hand-
work that they did to make
a living and a life on their
Kimbrough said his love
of the land grew even more
after he became a parent
"Later on, I appreciated
for my children's sake the
freedom they had to run
around on the yards out
there, just as I had. My
children learned how to
drive a tractor and a truck
out here.My father taught
them on the same patches
of ground that he taught
me, and I've taught my
granddaughters how to
drive a car out there-
there are lots of trails and
lanes where you can run
off the road and not cause
"I'm the third gen-
eration, and I'm hoping
there will be at least two
or three generations be--
hind my grandchildren to
appreciate and keep it
Kimbrough said he be-
lieves there' are' many,
many more farms in Jack-
son County that would be
eligible for Century Farm
designation, ahd urges'lo-
cal families to pursue the
honor. Only about 15 have
been so-named, but Kim-
brough believes they could
number in the. hundreds
if homestead farm owners
would gather documenta-
tion proving the lineage
of the land and apply for
the designation. It carries
no monetary value, but
Kimbrough said the legacy
of recognition is reward
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Art Kimbrough holds a hand cut center beam that he saved
from his family's old home.
This sandstone head was sculpted by Greg Kimbrough, Art
Kimbrough's son, when he was about 8 years old. The stone
came from the fireplace in the family's homestead in Bascom.
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hearly-completed Mowrey Elevator Office Tower Tuesday. When finished, the $1.8 million
building vwill contain office space for Mowrey Elevator as well as office and living space
or owner Tim Mowrey. The building's second story will be vacant for possible expansion by
Mowrey or for rental by another business. '
Jonathan Biggs hooks up some wiring for.the lights in the Elevator Office Tower. The business was founded in 1976. The company
builds, installs and maintains commercial and residential elevators. It moved to Marianna in 1998 and employs around 200
The new Mowrey Elevator
Office Tower was abuzz wfth
workers painting, wiring and
ducting Tuesday. Ground was
broken for the three-story,
15,000-square foot structure
in May 2011 and it could be
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Alford Recreation will hold
Pee Wee tackle football and
cheerleading sign-ups in
Alford every Saturday in July
from 9 a.m. to noon at the Al-
ford ball park located behind
the Dollar General store on
Sign-up is for kids ages 5
to 13 and cost $65 per child.
Girls are allowed to play
Volunteers are still needed
for coaches for both football
Contact Patricia Melvin
at 326-2510 for more
information, or visit Alford
Recreation Association on
The Second Annual "We
Love To Hoop" basketball
tournament will be held
Sunday at Marianna High
It's an open tournament.
with players of all ages
welcome to join. with cost
$10 per player for teams of
Admission is $1. For more
information or to register,
call Brandon Gibson at .850-
Youth Wrestling Club
Marianna Youth Wrestling
'Club is holding practice on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the
Old Marianna High School
All kids ages 5-18 are
welcome to.join. Please
contact Coach Ron Thore-
'son for further information:
G- f -Tournament
, '...T:Fiirst'~ eeing Off" For
' Kids.G61f Tournament will
.e-'6held'AAg. 25 at Indian
SSprings Golf Course.in Mar-
*' Benefifs.of the tournament '
are goirg to'The Children's
iBuin Camp of North Florida
and The Jackson.County, '".'
Firefighters.Association.:.... '. .
Charity Fund. ,.. -r
:Coosi $65 per golfer and'. ,
$266-for a four man team,
which includes .18 holes,
car, driving range, lunch,
goody bag. and entries into
S drawing. A hole in one will
win a new car from Rahal
Chevrolet. Sponsorships are
For more information, call
Ricky Wingetat 850-557-.,
2652 or e-mail at rwin-:
Send all sports items to
fax them' to 850-482-4478.
The mailing address for the
paper is Jackson County
Former MHS star rates second camp a success
BY DUSTIN KENT
Former Marianna Bulldogs
basketball star Brandon Gib-
son held his second Brandon
'Rook' Gibson Basketball Camp
at Marianna. High School last
week and said he couldn't have
been happier with how it went.
The camp was for boys and
girls ages 6-17 and focused -on
developing basketball skills
while also providing guest
speakers to give campers les-
sons on life off the court.
Gibson said there were 34
participants, all of which he
believed got a lot from the
"It actually Went better than
I thought it would," he said. "It
was real good. I'm, glad the kids
enjoyed it. I wish it was longer
than three days. But the kids
told me they enjoyed it and can't
wait to come back. I think they
all got'something out of it."
Gibson said he was surprised
by how manly ,older kids were
at the camp, noting that there
were three 17-year-olds at the
camp, as well as three 15-year-
olds, and four 13-year-olds.
. He said he was glad to see a
nice balance between older kids
"I wanted there to be more big
kids so the younger kids could'
see them and get 4a feel for what
the big kids were doing," he
said. "I wanted the young kids
to have something to look for-
ward to. at the camp."
Campers did conditioning
drills at the start of the camp,
including running hills and do- bigger as it goes," he said. "Itwas
ing push-ups, and also did agil- good having kids see that they
ity drills, as well as basketball can have a basketball camp to
drills that touched on dribbling, go to. It was just a good oppor-
shooting, and lay-up drills. tunity for them to do something
"I think we basically covered they haven't had the opportu-
every fundamental of basket- nity to do."
ball," Gibson said. Making -the -camp an even
.Trophies were awarded to bigger attraction. Gibson, a
campers for a variety of catego- rising senior for the Louisiana
ries, including leadership and Tech Bulldogs, said was up to
Gibson said his motivation for "I'm thinking the farther I go,
starting the camp was to give lo- the bigger it gets. That's a real
cal youth an opportunity to at- big motivator for me," he said.
tend a basketball camp in their "It would make my heart, good
own backyard, which he said he to come back. and give even
wasn't able to do when he was more kids what I didn't have.
growing up. I love Jackson County, and I
The goal from here on, ac- would love to go off and play
'cording to Gibson, is to grow pro ball and come back and do
the camp even more every year, something more for the area I
"I'm hoping it get bigger and grew.up in."
BY DUSTIN KENT
Malone basketball stars Chai and TyBak-
1 er will continue their run with. 17U AAU
basketball club Alabama Challenge this
week, competing in the AAU Super Show-
case National Tournament.
After playing in last week's EYBL Cham-
pionship, The Challenge which is based
out of Montgomery, Ala. will begin play in
the Super Showcase today, with the tourna-
ment to conclude over the weekerid.
The Baker brothers have starred for
Malone's varsity squad the past two sea-
*sons, coming within just one win of the
* state semifinals last season.
But both said Monday that their ex- Each player has had to take on different
perience in Orlando has been uniquely roles with the AAU club than is the case
enjoyable. with Malone, with the 6-foot-3 Chai play-
"It's a lot of fun," Chai said. "It gives us a ing more as a traditional point guard, and
lot of exposure. There are over 100 college the 6-foot-6 Ty playing more on the perim-
coaches watching you. It's been a good ex- eter instead of primarily on the inside for
perience for everybody." the Tigers.
While Florida's Class 1A was especially Ty, arising senior, said that he's trying to
competitive last season, the level of talent take advantage of his new responsibilities
both. Malone stars are playing with and and rounding out his game to get himself
against in Orlando is at a different level, prepared for the next level.
which both said they welcomed., "This is preparing me for the wing spot in
"It's a lot different from Malone," Ty said. college," he said. "Im working on my ball
"There's a lot of talent (locally), but not handling skills and everything. I'm getting
from across the United States. These guiys a lot out of it. I'm bringing some different.
are really talented down here. The talent is'
from everywhere." : See BROTHERS, Page 2B'
Carmelo Anthony (center) dives for the ball against Serge
Ibaka (left) and Pau Gasol during an exhibition match between
Spain and the United States.
The Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain Gold
medal at stake or nothing at all, the
U.S. Olympic basketball team is too
good for Spain.
Carmelo Anthony came off the
bench to score 23 of his 27 points
in the first half, and the Americans
beat Spain 100-78 on Tuesday night
in a matchh of the gold-medal
"game and possible preview of
the next one.
LeBron James added 25 and Kevin
Durant had 13, including 10 in the
first 3 V2 minutes of the third quar-
ter to help the U.S. break open the
teams' final exhibition game before
heading to London,
The teams played a memorable
gold-medal game four years ago,
the Americans pulling away for a
118-107 victory after leading by
only four points with under 2V2
This one turned out much easier
once the U.S. controlled the final
Pau Gasol scored 19 points and
Oklahoma City forward Serge Iba-
ka, a natiye of the Republic of Con-
go who became a Spanish national
last year, had 16.
Both teams have been weakened
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For Adam Scott, his only win came after the Open
The Associated Press
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England This
year's British Open should be a proud
moment for Greg Norman.
Sure, it was painful to watch Adam Scott
throw away a four-shot lead with four
holes to play, to walk away from Royal
Lytham & St. Annes with a silver salver
as the runner-up instead of the silver
claret jug as the winner of his first major
What should be mandatory viewing,
however, is the hour that followed such a
Scott stood before a television camera
with such composure that it looked like
the interview had taken place a week af-
ter his meltdown, not just minutes after
the Australian signed a scorecard that
showed four bogeys on the last four holes
for a 75.
"It wasn't to be," he said. "That's golf,
Then, he was whisked away to the media
center and answered every question with'
clarity and honesty, and without excuses.
As he stepped outside, he met with four
Australian reporters one who was in
London for the Olympics and came over
to Lytham to see Australia's first major
champion in six years and .answered
many of the same questions. When it
was over, Scott reached out to shake their
hands without prompting.
'For Scott to be linked with Norman is to
be expected Scott said so himself. Nor-
man lost.far more majors than he won
through a combination of bad golf and
bad luck. To no one's surprise, it was.that
six-shot lead he squandered at the 1996
Masters that came up more than once on
But if comparisons are to be made, don't
stop with the last putt. ,
"Gregwas myherowheriIlwas akid, and
I thought he was a great role model,-how
he handled himself in victory and defeat,"
said Scott, who wept in front of theTV,as
a teenager when the Shark blew up at Au-
gusta National against Nick Faldo.
"He set a. good example for us," Scott
said. "It's tough. You don't want to sit here
and have to ... I can't justify anything that
I've done out there. I didi't finish the
tournament well today. -But next time ...
I'm sure there will be a next time, and I
can do abetter job of it."
Norman was headed this week, to the
Senior British:Open at Turnberry, where
he won his lone major of 1986 after being
the 54-hole leader in all four majors. That
became known as the "Saturday Slam,"
S, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Adam Scott reacts after missing a putt on the third green at Royal Lytham& St. Annes during
the final round of the British Open Golf Championship.
except that Norman was the one who
more often than not got slammed.
The only player to lose all four majors
in a playoff in stroke play. The Masters
-meltdown. Losing a four-shot lead in the
PGA Championship to Bob Tway, who
holed out a bunker shot on the 72nd hole
to beat him. Missing a 4-foot par putt in
a playoff to lose another PGA to Paul Az-
inger. Twice going into the final round at
Shinnecock Hills with his name atop the
U.S. Open leaderboard only to close.with
75 one time and 73 another.
The most famous, of course, is the Mas-
ters. No one has ever lost more than a
six-shot lead in a major except for Nor-
man-at Augusta National. He wound up
five shots-behind Faldo, who years later
revealed what he shared with the Shark as
they embraced on the 18th green.
"Don't let the (critics) get you down."
Ernie Els offered a. similar message to
Scott during a quiet moment they shared
before the trophy presentation.
"He said he felt for me and not tp beat
myself up," Scott said. "He said he beat
himself up a little bit'when he'd lost or
had a chance to win. And he felt I'm a
great player and I can go on to win ma-
jors, which is nice. We have a close friend-
ship. We've had some good battles in the
past, and it's nice to hear that from him. I
respect Ernie a lot, and he's a player who
is a worthy champion here for sure."
Scott thought so highly of Norman that
he tried to follow in his steps, starting his
career in Europe and wanting to be on
the roll call of champions at all the tour-
naments Norman won. When he turned
pro, the comparisons were with Tiger
Woods because of Scott's pure swing that
was honed while working with Butch Har-
mon. He even liriefly hired as a caddie the
brother of Steve Williams, who spent a
dozen years working for Woods.'
Being compared with Norman can
be twisted into a.joke. But few players
were better at:handling defeat than Nor-
man, perhaps because he had so much
Then again, Scott has carried himself
with dignity for his entire career. When he
was in a slump three years ago, missing
the seven cuts over eight tournaments, he
took the criticism in stride and answered
every question, even after he shot an 81.
Golf is filled with'gracious losers. That's
the nature of the sport. There was Mike
Reid at the, 1989 PGA Championship,
Phil Mickelson at five U.S. Opens, a Brit-
'ish Open and a PGA Championship. Who
could forget. Mickelson at Winged Foot
when he took double bogey on the 18th
hole of the final round to lose by one shot
and said, "I am such an idiot."
And, of course, there was Norman.
"I screwed up. I really screwed up," Nor-
man said right after he threw away the
Els walks away from this Open with his
fourth major championship. Scottlimped
away, hopeful he won't have to wait an-
other decade to play in the final group at
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things to theteam. I've bee
playing well. I'm playir
my game arid my role ar
helping my team out.
"I feel like I've improve
a lot, not just with my ba
handling skills, but my I
as a player. think it's goir
to give me a more compete
tive edge and just allow mi
Alabama Challenge we
its first four games in 0
lando, taking a victor
Thursday, two,more Frida
and another Saturday be
fore losing Sunday.
Chal said. he liked h
team's chances to make an
other good run this week.
"We have a pretty goo
chance of making it if e
erybody plays together
be said. "If we have good
chemistry together, we'll
make it far."
Malone coach Stevqn
Welch went to Orlandd
'n to watch his two stars last
ig week and said he came
id away impressed by how
both were adapting to their
ad newroles andthe increased
Q "I was proud of both of
ig them," the coach said. "I
i- think Chai sets himself
ae apart defensively. He did
a great job defending the
in, other team's point guards.
r- Ty really helped but with
ry interior presence and had
y, some highlight plays and
e- dunks. They both held their
own very well.
is "The level of competi-
n- tion is a lot different. (Ty
and Chai) have faced play-
Ad ers just as good, but down
v- there the teams are full.of
r,", guys who are the best play-
ers on their high school
teams, so you can't take
your foot off the gas pedal.-
Just from a competitive
standpoint, it helps them
.because they have to play
hard every game and can't
take plays off.",
The Tigers are likely to be
the preseason No. 1 team
in Class 1A next season,
and both Ty and Chai said,
that theii experience with
the Challenge would make
them' better players and
Malone a better team next
."There are a lot of players
out there way bigger than
us, so we just take it one
step at a time," Chai said.
"We've got to know our role
and what we're doing, and
just use the experience of
playing against better peo-
ple. When you play better
people, it's going to make
you become better."
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by injuries, with the U.S.
missing Dwyane Wade,
Dwight Howard and Chris
Bosh, all key contributors
in Beijing, along with Der-
rick Rose. The Spaniards
are without point guard
Ricky Rubio, and All-Star
center Marc Gasol, Juan
Carlos Navarro and Rudy
Fernandez have battled
injuries this year.
'They're still the best two
teams in the world and
favored to meet again in
the Aug. 12 gold-medal
game. Spain would have
a different look, as Marc
Gasol was held out of this
one while recovering from
Sa left shoulder injury and
-backup point guard Sergio
Rodriguez also sat out.
It may not matter if the
Americans play like this in
the games that count.
Spain's players said Mon-
day that while they would
try to win this tuneup, the
bigger priority was pre-
Jparing for London. The
that the Spaniards, play-
ing in front of their home
fans, would be compelled
to go all out in hopes of a
Spain seemed to be
playing for real, but was
simply overmatched and
the Americans eventually
ran away from them.
The Americans, who
would have had Howard,
Bosh and Blake Griffin on
this roster, believe their
quickness and versatility
will overcome their size
problems, and that's what
happened in this one.
Spain's size advantage
was evident early, espe-
cially once Tyson Chan-
dler, the only center on
the U.S. roster, went to
the bench with two quick
fouls. The Spanish pound-
ed the ball inside to Ibaka,
who accounted for three
straight Spain baskets on
dunks, and the Americans
were forced to use a time-
out that never hap-
pened 20 years ago when
the Dream Team ruled
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NASCAR suspends Allmendinger
The Associated Press
suspeInded Sprint Cup Se-
ries driver A.J. Allmend-
inger indefinitely Tuesday
after a test of his backup
urine sample confirmed
the original positive result.
The violation of NASCAR's
substance abuse policy
puts Allmendinger's future
in NASCAR and at Penske
Racing in doubt.
was suspended July 7 af-
ter failing a random drug
test taken in late June. His
backup '"B" urine sample
was tested Tuesday by Ae-
gis Analytical Laboratories
in Nashville, Tenn. NAS-
CAR, officials announced
the result and subsequent
suspension Tuesday night.
Officials did hot an-
nounce what substance
Allmendinger tested posi-
tive for. Allmendinger pre-
viously said he tested posi-
tive for a stimulant, but did
not give specifics.
He has denied know-
ingly taking a banned
"This was not the news
we wanted to hear' and
we will work to get to the
source of what may have
caused this," said Tara Ra-
gan, Allmendinger's busi-
ness manager; in a state-
ment. "To that end, we
have secured the services
of an independent lab to
conduct thorough testing
on every product within
AJ's home .and motor
coach to find what might
collaborate with his test,
which created results that
were within nanograms
of accepted standards. We
are working closely with
NASCAR and Penske Rac-
ing to identify the next ac-
tion steps in this process."
Given the indefinite na-
ture of his suspension, All-
mendinger's only avenue
"We believe it's a strong
testing system that
works. We've got the
best guy (DavidBlack)
running the program,
and it's a solid system
that we believe does the
to return, to NASCAR is to
complete a "road to recov-
ery" program. He will be
issued a letter outlining a
process for reinstatement,
and must agree to the let-
ter to participate in the
In a statement, Allmend-
inger's Penske Racing team
acknowledged it had been
notified of the test results.
"Penske Racing is very
disappointed with the re-
sult of the B sample test
and will evaluate its course
of action as it pertains to AJ
over the coming week," the
The team said Sam Hor-
nish Jr. will drive the No. 22
car this weekend at India-
napolis and next weekend
at Pocono. Hornish has
filled in for Allmendinger
in the past two Sprint Cup
Speaking to The Associ-
ated Press earlier Tuesday,
before Allmendinger's B
sample results were an-
nounced, NASCAR CEO
Brian France, said he is
conAdent in the series'
drug testing program that
once again came under
scrutiny after Allmending-
er's original failed test.
"We believe it's a strong
testing system that works,",'
France fold The Associated
Press in. London, where
the NASCAR executive will
speak Wednesday at the
Beyond Sports Summit.
"We've got the best guy
(David Black, Aegis' CEO)
In this Jan. 26 photo, NASCAR chairman Brian France announces changes to t
in NASCAR's top series for the 2012 season during a news conference in Chai
running theprogram, and for a stimulant, there has inger work
it's a solid system that been speculation that it and is knov
we believe does the job came from a supplement conscious.
intended.". or energy drink consumed He is
Because Allmendinger by the first-year Penske Sprint Cup
has said he tested positive Racing driver. Allmend- suspended
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sued. to have the results
NASCAR does not reveal
the substance found in
a positive test, but court
documents showed it
that Mayfield had in his
that NASCAR is unlikely to
reconsider its policy of not
revealing the substance.
Ragan thanked fans for
"We continue to be ex-
tremely grateful by the
breadth and scope of sup-
port for AJ from his fans
Sand partners," Ragan said.
THEASSOCIATEDPRESSFILE '"We would like to again
he points system thank NASCAR, Penske
rlotte, N.C. Racing and all our sponsor
s out regularly partners for fhe open com-
wn to be health munication, and for help-
ing us at every step in this
the second process. We expect to have
Series driver further updates in the up-
under .the coming days."
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- It behooves you to be ex-
tremely selective regarding
those whom you go to for
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- Think twice before get-
ting involved with a friend
in some sort of financial
matter. It might take a lon-
ger time to resolve than
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- Keep your colleagues
fully informed about your
intentions before acting on
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
- Because of your sharp
intuitive powers, you can
often see where things are
heading from the get-go.
That doesn't mean you'll
always be right.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21)- It's quite possible
that you'll make an unusu-
ally strong impression on
others. Just make sure it's
not a negative one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Partial victories won't
have much significance
in the general scheme of
.things, so don't kid yourself
into believing something is
a fait accompli if it's only
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) If you're not on your
toes, it's quite likely that
you'll repeat an error very
similar to one you recently
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Do your best to
avoid financial gambles
and those :who are prone
to take them. If you don't,
you're asking for trouble.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- Clarify the rules regard-
ing a partnership arrange-
.ment so that no one in the
group tries to supersede
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Move today when con-
sidering making any long-
range maneuvers concern-
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order to be sure that your
information is accurate
and your ideas realistic.
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- This is not a good time
to make loans to friends or
to borrow any funds from
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
In your eagerness to start
something new, you might
not take under consider-
Sation all the ramifications.
Dear Annie: I am an attractive 30-some-
thing female who began experiencing
thinning hair in my late 20s due to a
thyroid disorder. Many women have the
confidence to accept their hair loss and
do nothing to hide it. I admire that. For
me, it contributes to embarrassment, low
self-esteem and a lack of confidence.
When I started wearing wigs several
years ago, I could only afford synthetics,
but found some affordable, realistic ones.
The problem? There have been a handful
of times when people namely co-
workers and guests at social gatherings
- have come right out and asked me, in
the company of others no less, whether I
wear a wig. Their tactlessness never fails
to stun me, and the only response I can
muster is, "Why do you ask?" The.most
.common response is, "It always looks too
More appalling is when people touch
or tug on my. hair without my permission
to "see if it's real." Sometimes people ask
where I get my hair done, which I know
is an attempt to find out whether I wear
a wig. I fear that one day someone will
pull it off.
East passed as dealer, South opened one
diamond, and West overcalled one heart. (Al-
though it would have worked well here, a
takeout double with a singleton club is not
recommended.) North bravely responded one
no'trump, despite his uncertain heart stopper, We
to tell partner that he had some values.
East passed again, not liking his singleton
heart. South might have passed, but retreated V
to two diamonds. After two passes, East, in the '
midst of the battle, should have bravely bid two *
spades. This ought to show both black suits be-
cause with only spades, he would have bid ear-
lier. Then presumably West would have taken
a shot at four spades, which would have made
with an overtrick. West led his singleton club,
an excellent choice. South took East's nine with
her ace and played a low trump.
If West had taken the trick, any major-suit
continuation would have worked. But when S
West won the second diamond, he erred by
cashing the heart ace and playing another 1
heart. Now South took two hearts, five dia- 2
mdnds and three clubs. Finally, an expert East
would have played high-low in diamonds to
show a spade card.
I don't like to lie, so I usually change
the subject or act distracted.1I have
perused hair loss forums on the Internet
for advice and have found that many
women are very open about it as a means
to educate others. I'm not like that. My
experience has been painful and per-
sonal. Other than my doctor, I never have
admitted to anyone that I wear a wig. It's
no one's business.
Why on earth are these people so fix-
ated on my hair? How do I respond to
these intrusive, thoughtless and insensi-
tive people without raising any fuss?'
-WIGGED OUT IN THE U.SA.
Dear Wigged Out What colossal nerve.
Even if your wig is mord obvious than
you think, it does not excuse such ter-
rible behavior. We know you don't want
to disclose your hair loss, but it might be
quite liberating and certainly would put
an end to the anxiety you are experienc-
ing over discovery. Until then, however,
feel free to respond to these idiots with
wide eyes and a shocked expression, say-
ing, "I'm sure you didn't intend to be so
rude." Then walk away
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2bdrm Lake front- starting @ $100 nt.
Studios Lake front- starting @ $70 nt.
LABS: Red and Yellow. Full blooded. Parents.on
ADULTSERIE premises. First shots and wormed. 8 weeks old.
$200. 334-488-3979 or 334-488-5000
"LIVE IN" Companion/Sitter Needed LOST: Female Border Collie, blk/wht at corner
Compassionate, companion/sitter for elderly of Fairview & Nortek 850-579-4629/573-7065
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Lawnmower (Zero-Turn) $7,800, ZD 331, 31
hp, diesel, Kubota zero-turn mower, 72" deck.
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A i A Grand Ridge on Mayo Rd.
Free Cat Daisy,fernale, black cat. Spayed, 850-592-4156/899-8709.
declawed, shots, 850-569-2777
Free Cat Mugsy, yellow, male cat. Indoor cat, H -Y &
declawed, neutered, & shots. 850-569-2777 .
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Available for boys & girls of all ages and levels
of experience. I teach western disciplines,
anatomy of the horse, tack, good horseman-
ship, proper seat position, etiquette and h'pre.
health; the complete preparation for when you
eventually own your'own horse! $30/hr.
- For more information call 334-797-9878.
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West Florida Electric
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Graceville office. Part time, 20-25 hrs. a
week, working nights and weekends and
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Bank of Bonifay Marianna Branch. The candidate will be :
S'Responsible for overall sales production within the branch;
* Responsible for branch profitability and branch goal attainment.
* Coaching branch team members to recognize and seize sales opportunities.
* Responsible for recognizing and arranging needed training for branch staff.
* Setting and monitoring goals for individuals within the branch that correspond with branch
and company goals.
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* Monitoring and reporting overall branch goal attainment.
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* Must have extensive background in financial institution operating policies and procedures,
banking regulations, employee development and public relations.
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AKC Golden Retriever Puppies; 6wks old, after 5pm & weekends 585-5418 ..
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AKC Springer Spaniel Puppies 8 wks old
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i Liver and White $400 229-254-2934 ,
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1BR IBA Furnished Apt. in Cypress, $375/mo +
dep. incl. water/garb./lawn/pest control 850-
2/1 Furn. Apt 1 up, 1 down, Near Hosp, Clean,
No pets, Dep. Req. 850-482-4172/624-7407
2BR/1BAn, apt., in town, $450. No pets. 850-
557-2000 for more info.
Chipola River Townhouses
4 850-482-1050/557-8560 .
4320 Deering St Cute 1BR, 1st Fl., $340 Mo.
Clinton St, Furn. Effic. ALL UTIL. INCL. $400/mo.
BOTH AVAIL. NOW! Also Rm @ $385/mo
Spacious Town Home in Greenwood Florida
3/2, Living room, dining room, CH&A,
eat-inkitchen & laundry room.
Call-.229-869-0883 for appointment to see.
2\1 Rome on large lot, 2740 McClain S .
Cottondale, $425/mo or for sale.Dep.,& ref,
2925 Russ St, Marianna 2 BR/2 Ba, 1,600 sq ft
home, central heat/air, carpet & hardwood
floors, vinyl in bathrooms & kitchen. Concrete
driveway,in town. Avail July 1. $675, 850-264-
2BR/1BA, 2658 Railroad St. C'dale No Pets,
$350/mo. + $250 dep. (850) 352-4222
2BR 1BA House for rent,30 3 Noland St. Safe
neighborhood, $500/mo + dep. 850-482-
2BR 1BA House, recently updated, 4096
Edgewood Dr. 1st & last, $400/mo, small pets
allowed with dep. 850-209-7098
2BR 2BA House in town, fenced in back yard,
carport, pets neg., $750 + dep. 850-272-7385
3BR/2BA in C'dale 2770 Buttercup Ln on 35 ac'
w/gar/barn, CH/A $950 + dep. 850-527-6060
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,0 850. 526-3355 4-
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Buslress"
MOIL: S FOR RENT
2/1 in Alford, $380 + deposit 850-579-
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
850-258-1594/638-8570 Leave Message
3/2 Mobile Home on Ham Pond Rd in Sneads
CH/A, lawn care incl. $450 +dep. 850-592-4625
3BR 2BA, Private lot, CH/A, access to Mill Pond,
water/sewer/yard maint. incl. $550 No pets.
Deposit required. Also, DW, 2/2, No Pets,
Private Lot $625/mo..850-638-7822
Lg 3/2 $575 Quiet, well maintained Park,
Water/sewer/ garb/lawn Included.
Also Available 2/1 $425,3/2 $500
i *m Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4m
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4w
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1, 2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage, lawn
care, No Pets 850-592-1639
*Special* Mobile Home for rent between
Chipley & Cottondale, CH/A,
water/sewer/garb., incl. $500/mo
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For Sale Or Rent, Brick Home with 29 Acres
3/2 Between Chattachoochee and Bainbridge,
Security System, Dish TV, Electric hookup for
Camper, For Rent $1200/mo or Sale $215,900
HMS FR 4AL
Fixer Upper home located in the City of
Newville. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Living room
(could be used a8 3rd bedroom), Dining
room, Den, Inside Laundry, Pantry, Large
wrap around front porch, Outside storage
with electricity, 1 acre lot perfect for
gardening. Four inch well, plus city water.
Central heat and air.
420 o0 .
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FIREFOX 620 GoCart, 2 seat, good condition,
$850 OBO, 850-482-3247
Polaris '10 Ranger 800 Crew ATV,
Has Front and Back Seat. Camouflage,.
One-Owner, 275 hours, Service Maintained
Has Poly windshield, Ranger Rooftop,
Good Condition $10,500 334-355-1426
1988 Procraft Fiberglass Boat, 19% ft. with 1996,
150 hp mercury engine & trailer, $3900 OBO
Boat 97 Ranger R80 Sport Bass Boat; Red and
Silver, 18'. Mercury 150 X R6 that runs great,
lots of gadgets, custom boat and outboard cov-
er, custom matched trailer, brand new trailer
tires, stainless steal prop, dual onboard battery
charger. More pics are available. $10,000.
Make an offer, serious inquiries only. 334-432-
Boggy Creek 2007 Skiff 16 ft; Honda 50 hp 4-
stroke; 56 hours on motor & boat; 383 GPS
depth finder; electric motor; built-in tackle box;
bimini top; aluminum trailer w/spare. $10,500,
Contact Phone 334-774-3474 or 334-791-1074
All Aluminum Boats
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BMW '08 335XI:
II wheel drive, sport pack-
age 18" wheels 3.0 liter
line 6 twin turbo, 6 spd.
manual. Black, tan leather.
$32,000 obo. Call 320-249-6194
DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE? GOT BAD CREDIT? *
$0 Down/lst Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade Anythingl
First Payment 30 Days Out!
RIDE TODAY! Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
Ford 03' Thunderbird Baby Blue, hard topcon-
vertible, AM/FM CD, all electric, air bags, road
side assistance, excellent cond. $18,500 850-
Ford '07 Focus SE, 2 door.
hatchback, 36,000 miles,,
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to keep t
The Associated Press
Of the long list of problems now
facing Penn State coach Bill O'Brien,
the top priority sounds simple: keep-
ing the Nittany Lions intact. -
So he's stressing education and
the opportunity to play in front of
108,000 fans every fall Saturday as
part of his pitch to persuade players
to stay in Happy Valley.
It seems to be working so far.
O'Brien said in a conference call
with reporters Tuesday that no cur-
rent member of the team has indi-
cated they will transfer following the
NCAA sanctions imposed this week
on Penn State. The penalties allow
current players to transfer immedi-
ately without restrictions.
"Life is full of adversity. The way you
travel through life is how you handle
adversity," O'Brien said in relaying
what he told players during team
meetings the last two days. "I told the
guys to think about the guys they're
sitting next to in that room.
"We've got a, bunch of good kids
here who are good tough football
payers who tare about education,"
The NCAA imposed unprecedent-
ed penalties in response to the Jerry
Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The university's investigation found
that coach Joe Paterno and three
other school officials'concealed alle-
gations against Sandusky, the retired
defensive coordinator- conclusions
vehemently denied by Paterno's fam-
ily and the officials.
A reduction in scholarships and a
four-year postseason ban are among
the sanctions, so potentially -crip-
pling that some observers have sug-
gested they are worse, than the so-
called "death penalty" of shutting
down football entirely for at least a
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
This April 21 photo shows Penn State
head coach Bill O'Brien during a news
conference after the team's annual
Blue-White spring scrimmage in State
Not so, said O'Brien, who added it
was important for the fans and the
program that games would remain
"We are playing football. We are
opening our season on Sept. 1 before
108,000 strong against Ohio Univer-
sity," O'Brien said emphatically. "We
get to get better as football players,
and we get to do that for Penn State."
It has been a trying year for the Nit-
tany Lions even before the NCAA an-
nounced its sanctions. Players who
had nothing to do with the scandal
have been 'caught in the resulting
media firestorm since Sandusky was
arrested in November and Paterno
was fired days later.
O'Brien was hired in January after
serving as offensive coordinator of
the New England Patriots.
While he didn't offer' specific de-
tails, O'Brien said he has a plan to get
the program through its latest crisis.
His experience coachifig in the NFL,
where teams are limited to 53-man
rosters, might help in leading and
shaping Penn State's scholarship-re-
n goal is
"You're talking about having ex-
perience in how to put that roster
together, learning from the best in
(Patriots head coach) Bill Belichick.
How to practice," he said. "So there's
no question that my NFL experience
will certainly help."
As for concerns about not playing:
in the postseason for the next four
yeais,I O'Brien counters that Penn
State plays what equates to six or sev-
en bowl games each year with home
contests at massive Beaver Stadium,
the second-largest stadium in the
Recruiting could also become an
even bigger challenge, but O'Brien
said he felt "very good" about recruit-
ing. One high-profile high school
prospect, cornerback Ross Douglas,
has taken back his verbal pledge to
commit to Penn State in 2013. An-
other 2013 recruit, tight end Adam
Breneman, has said he's sticking with
The recruiting strategy might
change given the scholarship decline,
but the "philosophy I've brought here
does not change ... meaning that
we're looking for high-chafacter guys
that are good students. We're going to
find ways to.do that."
O'Brien is, 'also optimistic about
keeping his coaching staff together,
Ted Roof'and former NFL assistants
Stan Hixon and Charles London.
As for O'Brien himself, the head
coach left no doubt about his
"I made -a commitment to Penn
State. I believe in Penn State," he
said. "I feel very close to these kids
... they've been dealt with honestly,.
openly and again we've got a bunch
of guys here that want to .succeed
and do well on and off the field, and I
feel close to them."
Beckham says he has role in opening ceremony
The Associated Press
LONDON David Beck-
ham will have a role in the
opening ceremony vat the
The English soccer star.
had hoped to play for Brit-
ain's team at the games,
but he was not included in,
the squad by coach Stuart
Pearce. There will, howev-
er, be a spot for him Friday
at Olympic Stadium.
"It is some kind of role
in the opening ceremony,
which I am honored to be
involved in because ob-
viously I was involved in
the start process with this
seven years ago," Beckham
told The Associated Press:
'"And for Seb (Sebastian
Coe) to have kept me in-
volved, I'm very proud of
But in keeping with the
national "save the 'sur-
prise" campaign, Beckham
wouldn't divulge any fur-
ther details about his role.
One obvious role would
be to serve as one of the
final torchbearers to help
complete the 8,000-mile
relay around Britain in the
stadium, although it is ex-
pected a former Olympian
will be given the honor of
lighting the cauldron.
There is speculation Mu-
hammad Ali could also
play a role in the opening
ceremony after the boxing
great came to London to
appear Tuesday alongside
Beckham at an event in
"He stood for so many
amazing things through-
out his life, whether it's
what he did in the ring or
outside of the ring," Beck-
ham said at the Beyond
Sport conference. "His
life and his career was all
about survival and he is an
During the games, Beck-
ham plans to watch some
sports while fulfilling his
Major League Soccer du-
ties in the United States.
"I'll be going back and
forward but I'll definitely
be trying to get to a few
events," he said.
Beckham has sensed
Olympic fever gripping
_jLondon with just three
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
This May i8 photo shows David Beckham holding'the Olympic torch during the ceremony to
mark the arrival of the Olympic flame to Britain from Greece at RNAS Culdrose, in Cornwall,
days until the opening
"I was at the stadium
yesterday and the park
yesterday and you can feel
the kind of- atmosphere
building, the excitement,
building," Beckham said.
"I was brought up around
this side of London and,
you know, to actually see
the changes that have hap-
pened and the excitement
that's going on is a proud
But Beckham is saddened
that he won't get to play on
Britain's first Olympic soc-
cer team since the 1960
Games despite making 115
appearances for England,
a record for a player other
than a goalkeeper.
The former'England cap-
tain .still hasn't given up
hope of representing his
"I'll. always have ambi-
tions in football as long as
I am playing," Beckham
said. "I might be 37 years
old but I still want to con-
tinue to win champion-
ships. I still want to con-
tinue to be the best that
I: can be and continue to
represent my country in
any way, shape or form.'
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National Hockey League
THEASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
In this March 25 photo, Nashville Predators' Shea
Weber smiles as he looks on during the third period of
a. game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago.
sheet for Weber
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA The Nashville Predators have
matched the staggering offering sheet made' by the
Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman SheaWeber.
The Predators made sure on Tuesday they will keep
their star defenseman when they decided to pay him
$110 million over 14 years. Weber, 26, is the Predators'
captain and played on a $7.5 million arbitrator's award,
last season. He had 19 goals and 49 points along the
Nashville already lost free-agent defenseman Ryan
Suter to Minnesota this summer, and losing Weber
would have been an unexpected. blow to a defense-
first team that had 104 points last season.
Weber hoped he would land in Philadelphia. Now, he
will likely end his career in Nasvhille.
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