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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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'Vol.90 No. 185

Man accused of battery on girlfriend

Staff Report
A Marianna man is accused of battery
upon his girlfriend in an incident of Aug
31, according to a press release issued

this week by the Marianna Police Depart-
ment. Authorities say 32-Y'eqr-old Billy
. Ray Lee Jr. is charged in the case with fel-
Sony domestic battery by strangulation.'
, 'Officers were called to Lee's residence on

Washington Street just before 4 p.m. and
learned there had been an altercation
there between Lee and his girlfriend.
Police say Lee pinned her down on the
bed. She was able to get free once, but was

again attacked and thrown down. Officers
say Lee allegedly put his hand around her
neck and choked her.
He was also subsequently charged with
violation of probation.

While the Greenwood Supermarket was burglarized
Monday night, it was open for business Tuesday


dip stolen

in burglary

S: Staff Report
Greenwood Supermarket was burglarized
around 11 p.m. Monday while the store, was
closed. ,
: Authorides say, the .thief used an U,-
known object to break the glass, kicked in the
, *shattered fragments and then went inside. The
individual stole several containers of smokeless
tobacco and some cigarette packs. Surveillance
video shows that the person wore dark clothing.
The glass front door was shattered in the
break-in, but it was soon replaced and the store
was open for business as usual on Tuesday, said
store Manager Rhonda Melnik.
Anyone with information in the case is asked
to call the Jackson County Sheriffs Office at 482-
9624 or CrimeStoppers at 526-5000,

es. -.,ail

dies injail

An inmate of the Jackson countyy jail was found
dead in his cell at the institution last Thursday at
age 55. .
James RoyBellamyhad been originally arrested
late in July, charged with exposing himself in an
incident outside a local convenience story,
In August, an additional charge of battery on a
correctional officer was leveled af-
terhe allegedly grabbed an officer
by the wrist as she brought him a
Scup of water to drink.
SHis .death is being investigated
by the Marianna Police Depart-
Sment. MPD Chief Hayes Baggett
e^lmy declined to provide further infor-
a / nation at this stage, saying it is an
open, ongoing case.
According to the August complaint filed against
Bellamythe water to his cell had been turned off
because he kept flooding the cell, making hand
delivery of water necessary. Bellamy grabbed the
officer by her right wrist with both hands and
tried to pull her arm through the tray port when
she opened the port to hand him the water, ac-
cording to the complaint.
Another officer saw this happen and grabbed
Bellamy's wrist with both hands. The second


See INMATE, Page 9A


Team ends Phase I

of exhumation project
of exhu... I at~io-nIpojec

". .I.J .AUtii.fii rij l) u InA p TAI.W B ITIME',
Jason Byrd (left) helps University of South Florida assistant professor Erin Kimmerle (center) and assistant professor
Christian Wells (right) remove remains from the cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna on Sept. 2.

Second phase expected to resume in late fall

Dr. Erin Kimmerle and roughly
24 others finished up the first phase
of exhumations at the old Dozier
School for Boys on Tuesday after
removing the last pf the human' re-
mains found in two burial sites there.
She expects to be back in October or
November to continue the cemetery
exhumation, which should be conm-
pleted sometime next spring. Kim-
merle believes rough 50 bodies
are buried at Dozier, almost 20 more
than some of the conflicting Dozier
records indicate.
The project beganlast Saturday,
with the Jackson County Sheriff's Of-
fice providing security for the team
at the cemetery site. Kimmerle was
assisted in the work by some of her
graduate students in the University
of South Florida anthropology de-
partment, the District Five Medical
Examiner's. Office and the Hillsbor-
ough County Sheriff's Office.
The group spent most of Tues-
day removing their equipment and
break station, and putting the cem-
etery soils they'd disturbed back in
The remains recovered will now
go to the USF lab, where they will-be
cataloged and examined. DNA sam-
ples will be mined for comparison
wvith material from about 10 living
individuals who provided DNA to
determine if they match as family to
any of the remains. I
Kimmerle said several families,
black ,and white, who live in and
outside Jackson County, have given
samples and that many people in



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Dr. Erin Kimmerle talks to the media'
during a press conference outside ofthe.
old Dozier School for Boys on Tuesday,
Sept. 3,2013.

the community have expressed their
support of the effort sha is making
to definitively identify who is buried
at Dozier and exactly where their re-
mains lie.
The two sets of remains found
over the past few days were located
outside the area of the cemetery
that had been marked with crosses
several years .ago ,by. a Boy Scout
troop. The remains were discovered
in a wooded area that had to be
*cleared of brush before the recov-
ery could begin. Tree roots had es-
tablished or grown since the burials
compromised some of he remains,
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Dr. Erin Kimmerle, assistant professor
of anthropology at the University of
South Florida, removes a clip used to
hold a shroud around a body from anI
unmarked grave at the Arthur B. Dozier
School for Boys in Marianna on Sept.
1. Anthropologists from the University
of South Florida continued exhuming
grave sites at the Arthur G. Dozier.
School for Boys in Marianna after
discovering human remains buried In
an unmarked grave.

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Publisher Valeria Roberts
Circulation Manager Dena Oberski
Telephone: 850-526-3614 '
FAX: 850-482-4478 .
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,.
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna,. FL 32446 "
S Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m ..

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than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 am. and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, ahd 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday through Fritay and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

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out of .errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually,
occupied by that portion of the advertis6-
ments in which the error occurred, whether
such error is due to the negligence of the,
publisher's employees or .otherwise, and
there shall be not liability for non-ins'er-
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept or
publish illegal material of any kind.Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
Legally protected personal characteristics is-
not acceptable.

The Jackson County Floridan will publish
; news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendai
events via e-mail, fax, mail, orhand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.


In a photo feature from Memorial
Day at Blue Springs Recreational
Area, Stephanie Mitchell was incor-
rectly identified as the mother of
Aiden Wagner. She is, in fact, his
aunt. His mother is Jennifer Wagner.

Conumminty Calendar

Tools to Quit: Free Tobacco Cessation Class
-11 a.m.-1p.m. in the Jackson County Public
Library conference room,, 2929 Green St., Marianna.
"Free n nicotine patches, lozenges and/or gum for
program participants. Call 482-6500,
.)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon-
i1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in'Marianna.

) International Chat'n' Sip 8:30-10 the
Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
Marianna. Learning Center staff and their int6r-
national English learners.invite the public for the,
exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
Call 482-9124.
4'St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285.Second Ave. in
Marianna. Starting Sept. 3: $5 Brown Bag sale on
p United Way of Northwest Florida 2013 Com-
munity Campaign Kickoff 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at
the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center,
2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna. Meet 30 United
Way agencies impacting lives in Jackson County.
Kickoff lunch starts the 2013 United Way Campaign,
which runs until November. UWNWF raises money
for local programs benefiting local people. R.S.V.P.
by Sept: 3 to 850-215-6753 or hhansen@united-
Caregiver Support Group Meeting 10:30-
11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2898
Jefferson St, Marianna. Guest speaker: Dr. Joe Gay.
Sponsor: Alzheimer's Project Inc. All caregivers
welcome. No cost.
Chipola Civic Club Meeting-Noon atThe Oaks
Restaurant, Highway 90, Marianna. Call 526-3142.
Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
i) Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Cehter, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna: Learn
job seeking/retention skills; get job search assis-
S'tance. Call 526-0139.
.i Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
-5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
Room. Free to attend. Curriculum developed by ex-
smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers.
Call 482-6500.
S))VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m.. at
2830 Wynn St., Marianna. Covered-dish supper fol-
lowed by a 7 p.m. business meeting. Call 372-2500.
Th' e, nmiciirn rdadl\ina for this calendir ic two dtm

))William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Society,
Sons of The American Revolution Meeting
- 6:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet and.Grill, 4329 Lafayette
St., Marianna. Major Lucious B. "Cap" Pooser, USAF,
Ret., will speak on "'Restoring the Republic." Anyone
interested in the SAR is welcomeCall 594-6664.
)y BCF Honors Recital 7 p.m. in The Baptist Col-
lege of Florida R.G. Lee Chapel, Graceville. Evening.
features vocal and instrumental performances by
upper-level BCF music students. Free admission.
Call 800-328-2660, ext.427 or visit www.baptist-
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 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;
papers will not be signed.

)) Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. atthe Jackson
County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create, share,
learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-9631.
v 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
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. inMarianna.

Blacksmith Class-8 a.m. at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. Enjoy the art of
shaping of. shaping heated iron and steel (forging)
with hand tools such as hammers, tongs and chisels
on an anvil. This is an all-day'event so pack your*
lunch. Required items: Gloves, safety glasses. Cost:
$50. Seats are limited and a $20 deposit is required
for the reservation, which goes toward the cost of
class. Call 674-2777.
)) Blacksmith Class-9 a.m. Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement, Blountstown. Blacksmith Class, all
day event, pack lunch. Required items: gloves and
safety glasses. Limited slots available; call or email'
to reserve slot. Deposit $20 required: Cost $45.
Contact 674-2777 or
Lucretia McCoy Simmons Benefit 4 p.m.
EDT/3 p.m. CDT at Johnny Johnson Pavilion, near
the main entrance of Florida State Hospital, Chatta-
hobchee: Food, fun and entertainment for the entire
family. Grilled chicken plates, hot dog plates for
sale, $6 each. For theq kids: 18' water slide, bouncy

house, train rides. Music from Maison Fulton, Amy
Scipper-Allen, Elvis impersonator Dale Locke, Jen-
nie Liffick & Sarah, Unchained, Heritage Harmony,
Victoria & Tiffany Harrell, and Billy Lipford. Fund-
raiser proceeds assist Simmons, who is in need of a
double lung transplant.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30.p.m. in theAA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St, Marianna.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in 6ne-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette"St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting- 8 p.m.,in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville..

Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
Golson PTO Meeting 5:30 p.m. at Golson
Elementary School, Marianna. Call 482-9607.,
SJackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,.
3975 U.S. 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
) Chipola Beekeepers Meeting 6-8 p.m. at the
Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Pennsylvania
Ave., Marianna. Bring a dish for the potluck supper.
Call 482-9620.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the.AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

" St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in
Marianna. Starting Sept. 3: $5 Brown Bag sale on
clothing. .
Optimist Club of Jackson County Board Meet-
ing Noon at 4476 Broad St., Marianna.
Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
- Noon atJim's'Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St.,
Marianna. Guest speakers: Homer Hirt and Pam
Fuqua. Call 352-4984.
Orientation Noon-3 p.m. at Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
about and register for free services. Call 526-0139.

Shbfnro ni r hlinatinn i Shmit tn:-C.nmmu nit Cralendarr lacksnn County Fnloridan. P 0. Box 520. Marianna, FL 32447.

email, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police. Department listed
the following incidents for Sept. 2, the
latest available report: One accident,
one abandoned vehicle, one suspicious
vehicle., two suspicious persons, one
report of mental illness, one burglary, one
physical disturbance, three burglar alarms,
one power line down, two traffic stops,
one found/abandoned property report,
one suicide attempt or threat, one assist of
another agency, three public service calls
two home security checks.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Sept. 2, the latest available
report: Two abandoned vehicles, one suspi-
cious vehicle, three suspicious persons,

Police Roundup,
one clothing escort, four highway obstruc-
tions, one burglary of a vehicle, one verbal
disturbance, one vehicle fire,.21 medical

calls, four burglar alarms,
one report of shooting in
the area, 62 traffic stops,
one larceny complaint, two
criminal mischief corn-
plaints, three civil disputes,
four trespass complaints,

one juvenile complaint, one animal com-
plaint, one se, offense, 34 property checks,
two assists of motorists or pedestrians, one
assist of another agency, one child abuse
complaint, one K-9 deployment, one wel-
fare check, two transports, and one Baker
Act transport.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into

the county jail during the latest reporting
S))James Pumphrey, 20, 2085'Garry Ave.,
Sneads, battery-domestic violence. ;
)) Earnest Jones, 35, PRO. Box 36, Malone,
hold for Leon Co.
S))Jeffrey Sheppard, 22,1135 Nomie
Drive, Arcadia, violation of conditional
)) Jerry Cook, 45, 2045 3rd Ave., Snrieads,
battery-domestic violence.
)) Mallory Wooten, 25,4848 Highway
77, Graceville, violation of state
)) Fileshia Williams, 20, 5277 Church St.,
Mabelton, Ga., driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.

Jail Population: 210
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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T he Florida College System Foundation recently presented checks to Chipola College
Sto provide scholarships. From left are: John Holdnak, executive vice-chancellor of the
SFlorida College System; Judy Green, executive director of the Florida College System
Foundation; Julie Fuqua, director of the Chipola College Foundation; and Dr. Gene Prough,
president of Chipola College. The donations included $1,770 for the Helios Education Foun-
dation First Generation Scholarship and $4,159 for the Bankof America "Dream Makers"
Scholarship. Recipients of both scholarships are attending Chipola this fall.

State Briefs

Police: Mother shot
child, then herself
S SARASOTA- Sarasota
police are investigating af-
ter they say a mothershot
her 1-year-old daughter
and then turned the gun
on herself.
An officer reported going
to the family's home Sun-
day morning and hearing
the father repeat, "She
shot our baby."
A police report released
Tuesday says authorities
found 35-year-old Sarah
Harnish lying dead, face
down, in the doorway in a
pool: of blood; still holding
The 17-month-old baby,
Josephine Boice, was lying
in bed shot in the temple,
butwas still breath-
ing. She later died at the
A police statement says
the child's, father returned
home from a scooter ride
before 10 a.m. and heard
Sshodts fired and called 911.
No one else was inside
the home when it hap-
pened. No other details
were released and it's
unclear what prompted
the shooting.

AP appoints new
MIAMI- Kareem Co-
peland, who has covered
the Green Bay Packers
and college football in
Mississippi, is joining
The Associated Press in
its Tallahassee bureau
to cover Florida State
University sports and state
Copeland, 34, moat
recently has been coy-..
ering the Indianapolis
Colts, Indiana Pacers,
the Indianapolis 500 and
college sports for the AP
and other media outlets
on a freelance basis. He
also worked for
covering the Colts and the
Annual scouting combine.
From:2010 to2012, Co-
peland covered ihe Pack-
ers and was an assistant
sports editor at the Green
Bay Press-Gazette. While
there, he won first place in
the Wisconsin Newspaper
Association awards for a
sports feature story about
Packers coach Mike Mc-
Carthy. From 2007 to 2010,
Copeland covered Jackson
State University sports
for The Clarion-Ledger in
Jackson, Miss., and from
2005 to 2007, he covered
University of Southern
Mississippi sports for the
Hattiesburg American.
He also worked at the
Wausau (Wisc.) Daily

Herald, where he cov
college baseball and
school sports from 21
,to 2005.
"Kareem is a tena-
cious, energetic jourr
whose experience wi
both college and pro:
sional sports coverage
g be well-suited to coVE
Florida State Univers
and other college spc
followed closely by re
throughout the state,
South Region 'ditor]I
Marie Pane said.

Man gets life fi
killing store owi
mer high school food
star has been sentence
to life in prison for fai
shooting a South Flori
grocery store owner.
A Palm Beach Coun
judge sentenced 21-y
old Corey Graham Jr.
Tuesday. The Palm Be
Post reports that he
convicted last month
first-degree murder
a firearm. Graham ha
once been a standout
the-football field at GI
Central High School.
Authorities say Gralf
was wearing a mask i
January2012 when hE
robbed 49-year-old Ji
McMillan's Belle Glad
store. The owner was
found lying on the flo
The impoverished cdi
munityrallied, and ti1
led to Graham's arrest
Residents said McM
often gave credit to pc
without cash and coo
meals for the unemp!
The store was started
the' 1940s by McMillar

Crash on Lake
Seminole kills I t
injures another
County, Sheriff's dep
say a 15-year-old girl
was injured, while tu
on a lake has died.
Katie Yale died Tue
morning. A second
involved in the accide
still recovering from nr
injuries received on I
According to* depi
Yale and the 13-yea
were tubing on Lake S
nole behind a 19-foot
torboat when a mar
a Sea-Doo crashed
Deputies say 21-yea
Ryan Godcharles of NE
was driving the Sea-
He wasn't injured.
Alcohol doesn't
pear to be a facto
the crash. Deputies


still investigating.

2 gis killed in crash,
thirni injured in Polk Co.

The three-alarm fire
burned for hours on Labor
Day; No one was injured
and officials say the build-
ing is a complete loss.

nalist AUBURNDALE- Two
th iO-year-old girls were
fes- killed in a crash after the Teen drowns off
;e will car they were riding in col- Peanut Island
er lided with a truck that ap-
ity parentlyran aredlight. RIVIERA BEACH ,A
)rts, The Polk County Sheriff's teenager drowned. after
waders Office says the crash hap- straying outside the guard-
pened Sunday'night. ,: ed swimming area off Pea-
Lisa The Ledger of Lakeland nut Island.
reports that Linda 'Hood Lt. Allison Kelly of the
Mercer was driving aVolk- Palm Beach County Ocean
swagen Beetle when.her Rescue says Kemnrud Be-
S car entered an intersection fony was wading with a
ner and was struck by a pickup small group of people near
for- truck. a sand bar Monday after-
ball There were four girls in noon when he either de-
ped Mercer's car. The two 10- cided to head into deeper
tally year-olds were not wearing water or was pulled by the
rida seat belts and were killed. current.
A third girl, who also did" The Palm Beach Post re-
S not wear a seat belt, is in a ports Kelly found the teen
ety Tampa hospital with criti- on the bottom and pulled
ear- cal injuries. The fourth girl him to the surface. He was
each was in the passenger seat about 100 yards southeast
vas and wore her seat belt. She of the island park's desig-
of wasn't injured, nated swimming area.
vith The Sheriff's Office says The teen was unrespon-
d chargesare pending, sive as crews administered
t CPR. He was taken to St.
[ades Lighningmaybethe Mary's Medical Center,
caseofNapiles.Ire where he was pronounced
m cause of Naplesfr dead about 2 p1m.
S NAPLES- A lightning Authorities saythe swim-
e strike may have been the mingadvisorysignnearthe
mm cause of a fire that caused lifeguard stands warned of
me about $2 million in dam- "strong, tidal currents."
later. ages to a North Naples From wire reports
)or. YMCA.
m The ,Naples Daily News -
ps reports that the gym was /
* just closing on Monday / -
rinIia afternoon because' of the / '
flulan , ,/.i l i \ J 'i
la : holiday when an employee
keol felt a jolt of lightning: hit \i
koyed. the building.
d in Therearemorethan 6,000
S members at the, YMCA,
which also houses a 'day JFLORIDANCO
care for 100 preschoolers. o r

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Art Alive 2013

Special to the Floridan

The Liberty CQunty Arts
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at the Veterans Memorial
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Special to the Floridan

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lorida is a large, diverse state. In many ways, our
community is so different from other parts of the
state, it stands alone. And in many ways, that's a
good thing.
That's what makes The United Way of Northwest
Florida such an important organization for, our com-
munity. The local United Way encompasses six coun-
ties -Jackson, Holmes, Washington Calhoun, Gulf and
Bay- and funds 54 different agencies that provide a
wide range of services in' these areas for individuals
and families. ,
In our county, recipients include the American Red
Cross, Second Harvest 6f the Big Bend, Catholic Chari-
ties of Northwest Florida, Chemical Addictions Recov-
ery Effort, .Children's Home Society of Florida, Anchor-
age Children's Home, BASIC of Northwest Florida,
Chipola Healthy Start, Covenant Hospice, Disability
Resource Center, Early Learning Coalition of Northwest
Florida, Elder Care Services, the Epilepsy Association
of the.Big Bend, Family Services Agency, Girl Scouts of
the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy
Center, Habilitative Services of North Florida, Habitat
for Humanity, Jackson County Senior Citizens, Organi-
zation, Legal Services of NortlfFlorida, Life Manage-
mentCenter of Northwest Florida, Office of Public
Guardian, Restoration Homes, the Salvation Army and
its Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program,.Second
Chance of Northwest Florida, and the Tri-County Com-
munity Council all of which enrich the lives of those
who seek their services.' '
Without the generosity of ordinary folks, many of
" these.beneficial services would be forced to close the
doors. That'swhyit's important that everyone consider
making a pledge to donate to this year's UnitedWay of
Northwest Florida fundraising campaign.
The 2013 Jackson County community campaign
begins tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with a kick-off event at
the Jackson CountyAgricultural Conference Center
at 2741 Penn Ave. All collections will benefit the area
organizations, and contributors can choose to donate
through payro H deduction, or through other means. If
they wish, they may direct their donation to a particu-
lar agency or several agencies.

Letter to the Editor

Thankyou, Mr. Jeter
I just want to thank Todd Jeter for the recent memo-
rial that was dedicated at Sneads high on Aug. 20.
If not for Todd's dream for a memorial and his hard
work to raise the moneyand his long hours and hard
work in the construction of the whole thing, none of it
would have happened.
SI know that there was a lot of help from all over this
area and I thank all those people as well. But as I said
before, if not for Todd and his dream and hard work,
none of it would have happened.
So my hat is off to you, Todd Jeter, for all you did and
I'm sure the families involved thank you also. You did a.
wonderful job.
S. Sneads

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Theepidemic of distracted driving

M ay high school students
returning to classes this
fall will find a new topic
added to their curriculum: the
dangers of distracted driving. Or
to put it in blunt terms a teenager
might grasp: Texting kills.
AT&T, in cooperation with three
other communications companies,
has commissioned a 35-minute
video from noted filmmakerWer-
ner Herzog. It tells the stories of
four people whose lives were dam-
aged forever by a second or two of
inattention. By the seductive lure of
A shorter version is being distrib-
uted to 40,000 high schools, and
every one should make it manda-
tory viewing. To be crass here: If
you insist on texting while at the
wheel and wrap yourself around a
telephone pole in the process, OK,
you brought that on yourself. You
made a decision and live with the
But Herzog's video is so powerful
because it focuses on the bystand-
ers, the innocent victims of the dis-
tracted drivers. The young football
player, walking down a street hold-
ing hands with his sister, who is
nowconfined to a.wheelchair. The
three Amish children killed when
a van smashed into their family's
horse-drawn buggy.
Driving is the most dangerous
thing most of us do every day,
maybe ever. And we have a long
record in this country of requir-
ing innovations that make driving
safer. Auto companies were forced
against their will to install airbags.
Drivers now buckle seat belts
automatically, if only to silence the
annoying signal that goes off when

ConservatiVes read
0O n a Monday night in late
August, Sen. Lindsey Gra-
ham was traveling with a
congressional delegation in Africa
when the three Republicans who
are challenging him in the 2014
GOP primary joined a large and
strongly conservative crowd at
Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual Faith'
and Freedom Barbecue. To listen
to Graham's opponents tell it, that
situation -a lawmaker who is far
away and out-of-touch is em-
blematic of the senator's relation-
ship with his constituents.
"The people in South Carolina
are very conservative, and he's
been working with Qbama and act-
Sing as if he's the Secretary of State,
when he should be representing
the people of South Carolina," said
one of the challengers, Lee Bright,
a state senator from the Greenville/
Spartanburg area.
"He just doesn't represent South
Carolina very well," said challenger
Richard Cash, a businessman who
nearly won a House seat in 2010.
"He voted for Justice Sotomayor
... and then he did the same .thing
with Justice Kagan. We don't like his
leadership on immigration we
believe it's another Grahamnesty.
He's not just on the wrong side
of the issue,.he's a leader on the
wrong side."
"I see conservatives in
Washington who stood up for the
Constitution, who stood for border
security, who stood.against am-
nesty, who have stood up against
reckless spending and the bailouts,
who have stood against liberal Su-
preme Court justices and almost
always you can find Sen. Graham
on the other side," said challenger
Nancy Mace, a Charleston PR
executive best known for being the
first woman to graduate from the
There's no doubt Graham is
vulnerable in 2014. Immigration
reform, two Supreme Court votes, a

they don't, Driving drunk is now.
socially and morally unacceptable.
Now it's time to focus on the'
perils of technology. If anything,
it's even more dangerous than
alcohol. Numerous studies have
shown that texters get absorbed in
conversations, lose track of time
and.become unguided missiles of
destruction. : '
Car and Driver magazine, for
example, rigged a car with a red
light to tell drivers when to brake.
For unimpaired drivers, the
reaction time was about a half
second. Drinking added four feet
of reaction time; reading emails
added 36,feet; sending a text, 70
In 2011, 200,000 crashes involved
drivers who were texting, estimates
the National Safety Council. News-
day quotes researchers at the Co-
hen Children's Medical Center who
calculate that texting causes 3,000
deaths and 300,000 injuries among
teenagers every year more than
the number maimed ormurdered
in alcohol-induced incidents.
Ray LaHood, the former Secretary
of Transportation, vehemently de-
cries what he calls the "epidemic"
of distracted driving and blames
the way new technologies are
made and marketed. The message
pushed in pervasive ads: Be wired
or be weird. Unplugging is uncool.
"The problem in America is our
cellphones are, in a sense, like
alcohol," he told The NewYork
Times. "We're hooked on them and
can't put them down when behind
the wheel of the car, when we're
driving. (We) can't put them down,.
anyplace, anytime, anywhere."
So what can be done? Laws are a
start. Beginning with Washington
state in 2007,41 states nowprobib-

it text messaging for all drivers; six
others apply a ban to novice drivers
and fthee to school bus drivers.
Twelve states also ban hand-held :
celUphones and many are adding a,
"'primary enforcement" provision,
which means that cops can stop
you merely for talking or texting.
They don't need another reason,
like reckless driving .
Second answer is technology
itself. Apps are now increasingly
available that disable'a phone
when a car is in motion. But driv-
ers won't buy or use them unless
something more basic changes
cultural norms.
SThewhole experience with
drunk driving is very instructive.
It took'a lot of time, a lot of effort
and a lot of deaths, but eventually
the principle was widely estab-
lished: Don't drink and drive. That
has not yet happened with texting.,
"We have some very strong
. taboos against drinking arid driv-.
ing," Dr. Andrew Adesman of the
Cohen Center told Newsday. "Kids'
don't drink and drive every day. But
some kids are oit there texting and
driving seven days a week-- and
they admit it," ,
That's why AT&T is doing a very
good thing by'sponsoringthe Her-
zog film. Communications com-
panies helped create the culture:
of constant connectivity and now
they have an obligation to temper
ita bit. So do the car companies
that now cram their vehicles with
the latest.electronic devices.
"At the end of the day, we are
trying to save lives," says Michelle
3Kuckelman, a spokesman for AT&T.
That's a goal worth praising and
Steve and Cokie Roberts can be

another try to unseat Lindsey Graham


perceived closeness to Barack
Obama and a flirtation with liberal
initiatives like cap and trade: None
of that sits well with the state
party's most loyal conservative
The problem for Graham's oppo-
Srients is that he's been vulnerable
before, and won handily.In 2008,
Graham had recently backed an-'
other immigration reform measure
that critics called amnesty. And yet
: he had minimal opposition and
won re-election with 58 percent of
the vote. "
Now Graham has a lot of money
in the bank, a track record of win-
ning, and awell-deserved reputa-
tion as a smart campaigner. Add
to those strengths the fact that it
s appears neither Bright, Mace, nor
Cash has the stature, depth, or
money to mount a real statewide
challenge. Of the three, some
experts see Bright, who in his 2010
near-victory rated highly with
evangelicals,.homeschoolers, and
some Tea Partiers, as the most seri-
ous threat. But not a really serious
Despite all those problems,
there's still real hope for Graham's
opponents. One new factor is
Conservative hero Jim DeMint's
decision to leave his Senate seat to
head the Heritage Foundation.
"I think the standard of Jim
DeMint has whetted (Republican
voters') appetite to have a senator
who is more what they want," says
David Woodard, a Clemson Univer-
sity political scientist who runs the
Respected Palmetto Poll. "Tim Scott

(DeMint's replacement) is fine, but
he hasn't been there long enough.
Lindseyhas been there 20 years,
and people are starting to think he's
never going to change."
At the barbecue, a crowd of about
900 paid $35 each for dinner and
a chance to hear Duncan and the
evening's big guest, 2016 GOP
hopeful Sen, Rand Paul., Speaking
to reporters before the event, Paul
declined to endorse his colleague
Graham, choosing to leave that to
Sthe voters of South Carolina. 'At
this time, I think it's unlikely that
I'll be involved," Paul said, "but
I haven't completely closed the
As in the past, Graham's crit-
ics hope someone of significant
stature will jump in. "Trey Gowdy
could beat him. Mick Mulvaney
couldbeat him," says a strategist
who's been involved in several.:
Senate races nationwide. He'was
referring to two popular conserva-
tive House members from South
Carolina, neither ofwhomrhas
expressed interest in running.
Still, any big-foot challenger
has time to consider the race; the
candidate filing deadline is next
spring. And the system provides for
a runoff if Graham can't crack 50
percent of the primary vote.
"If he gets into a rurioff, Graham
will be in deep, deep trouble," says
the strategist. :
Given that, it would riot be sur-
prising if some conservative group
runs ads against Graham in coming
months. The idea would not be to
promote any other candidate, but
to push down Graham's approval
numbers and hopefully entice a
big-name candidate into the race.
The bottom line is that the odds
favor Graham. But if a few. factors
line up for his opponents, this
might be his toughest race yet.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for
The Washington Examiner.


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Verizou said Monday it has agreed to buy Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion.

Verizon buys Vodafone stake

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Verizon
will own its wireless busi-
ness outright after agreeing
Monday to pay $130 billion
for the 45 percent stake in
Verizoni Wireless owned by
British cellphone carrier
The buyout, the second-
largest acquisition deal on
record, would give Voda-
fone PLC additional cash to
pursue its expansion am-
bitions in Europe. Those
ambitions include its push
to buy up other cellphone
providers and to expand
into the lucrative world of
mobile services.
The deal would give Verir
zon Commtnications Inc;
an opportunity, to boost
its quarterly earnings, as
it would no longer have to
share a portion of proceeds
from the nation's No. 1
wireless carrier with Voda-
fone. It expects its earnings
per share will rise by 10
percent once the deal
But the deal isn't expect-
ed to have'much of an ef-

"This tIransaction
has the beauty that it
allows both to reward
shareholdersfor their
support and strengthen
the conipanyforfiture
long-term rewards to
Vittorlo Colao,
Vodafone CEO

fect on Verizon consumers
or on the company's oper-
ations. Vodafone had little
influence onVerizon Wire-
less' day-to-day opera-
tions, and the, two compa-
nies have kept out of each
other's territory.
The deal still requires ap-
proval by regulators and
shareholders of both com-
panies. It is expected to
close in the first quarter of
Under terms of the deal,
Verizon will payr $58.9 mil-
lion in cash and -$60.2 bil-
lion in stock, It will also
issue $5 billion in senior
n6tes payable to Vodafone
and sell its 23.1 percent

minority stake in Vodafone
Omnitel NVtoVodafone for
$3.5 billion. The remaining
$2.5 billion will be paid in
other ways.
Vodafone said its share-
holders would get $84
billion of the deal's net
proceeds including the
Verizon shares and $23.9
billion in cash.
Vodafone CEO Vittorio
Colao said- the sale will
mean a "very substantial
return to shareholders
and to the investments
relied upon by savers and
"This transaction has the
beauty that it allows both
to reward shareholders for
their support and strength-
en the company for fu-
ture long-term rewards to
shareholders," he said.
The Verizon-Vodafone
partnership started in
2000, when what was then
Bell Atlantic combined its
East Coast wireless net-
work with Vodafone's op-
erations on the West Coast.
Vodafone ha4 entered the
U.S. market a year earlier
by outbidding Bell Atlan-

tic to buy AirTouch Com-
munications Inc. of San
While Vodafone and Ve-
rizon have prospered by
building the infrastructure
to make cellphone calls,
much of the growth in
today's market is in pro-.
viding services that can be
used on smartphones over
high-speed wireless con-
nections, said Victor Basta,
managing director at Ma-
gister Advisors.
It's as if the tarmac of the
highway has been laid, and
the real action is in the bill-
boards on the side of the
"While Vodafone has
been pursuing its current
strategy, operators have
become locked in a'galac-
tic fight with online brands
such as Google, Facebook,
and eBay for mindshare,"
Basta said. "For these on-
line leaders, winning on
the mobile device is not, it is essential to
their own success. The mo-
bile screen is now the main
screen in most Western


The Associated Press

HELSINKI ,- Microsoft
is wagering $7.2 billion
on the idea that owning
Nokia's phone business
will help the software gi-
ant grab a bigger slice of
the mobile computing
market from Apple and,
The Windows maker is
buying Nokia Cbrp.'s line-
up of smartphones and a
portfolio of patents and
services. The 5.44 billion
euros ($7.2 billion) deal,
announced late Monday,
marks a major step in the
company's push to trans-
form itself from a soft-
Ware maker focused on
desktop and laptop com-
putdrs into a more versa-
tile and nimble company,
that delivers services on
any kind of Internet-con-
nected gadget.
But some analysts ques-
tioned whether buying
up the mobile business
of Nokia, the fading star
of the cellphone world,
would aid Microsoft.
"Until there are signs
that (Microsoft) can in-
novate and successfully
;execute in the post-PC
era, we expect the stock
to languish at, current
levels," said Janney ana-
lysts Yun Kim and Alice
Hur. "We do not believe
the planned acquisition
of (Nokia's) mobile busi-
ness changes (Microsoft's)
strategic positioning in
the smartphone market."
Microsoft, based in
Redmond, Wash., has
been racing to catch
up with customers who
are increasingly pursu-
ing their digital lives on
smartphones and tablet
computers rather than
traditional PCs. The shift
is weakening Microsoft,
which has dominated the

PC software market for
the past 30 years, and em-
powering Apple Inc., the
maker of the trend-set-
ting iPhone and iPad, and
Google Inc., which gives
away the world's most
popular mobile operating
system, Android.
Microsoft is now bet-
ting it will have a better
chance of narrowing the
gap with its rivals if it
seizes complete control
over how mobile devices
Work' with its Windows
"It's a.bold step into the
future a win-win for
employees, sharehold-
ers and consumers of
both companies," Micro-
soft CEO Steven Ballmer
told reporters at Nokia's
headquarters in Finland
Tuesday.. "It's a signature
event." ,
But speaking to inves-
tors and analysts later
Tuesday, Ballmer admit-
ted that the company still
has to play catch-up with
the likes of Apple and
"We know we need
to accelerate. We're not
confused about that," he
"We need to be a,com-
pany that provides a fam-
ily of devices."
Nokia, based in Espoo,
near the kinnish capital,
and Microsoft have been.
trying to make inroads in
the smartphone market
as part of a partnership
forged in 2011. Under
the alliance, Nokia's Lu-
mia smartphones have
run on Microsoft's Win-
dows software, but those
devices haven't
managed to
compete with iPhione or
the array ofAndroid-pow-
ered devices spearheaded
by Samsung Electronics'
smartphones and tablets.

Gains held in .check by Syria concerns

The Associated Press

NEW YORK The stock market
logged modest gains Tuesday as re-
newed worries about a U.S.-led at-
tack on Syria dampened an early
Stocks surged in the opening min-
utes of trading as worries of an immi-
nent attack on Syria appeared slim-
mer after President Barack Obama
announced over the weekend that he
would seek congressional approval
for a strike.
The stock market gave much of its
early gain after the top Republican
in Congress said he .would support
President Obama's call for the U.S. to
take action.
The Dow Jones industrial average
closed up 23.65 points, or 0.2 per-
cent, to 14,833.96. The index had
climbed as much as 123 points in
early trading.
The Dow was held back by Micro-
soft andVerizon, whichboth slumped
after announcing deal news.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index

gained 6.80 points, or 0.4 percent,,
to 1,639.77. The Nasdaq composite
climbed 22.74 points, or 0.6 percent,
to 3,612.
The stock market also got an early
boost from a report showing that
U.S., manufacturing expanded last
month at the fastest pace since June
2011. The report was better than
economist had expected, according
to estimates compiled by data pro-
vider FactSet.
In corporate news, CBS surged
$2.40, or 2.7 percent, to $53.50 after
the broadcaster and Time Warner
Cable reached an agreement that
ended a blackout of CBS and CBS-
owned channels such as Showtime.
Microsoft fell $1.52, or 4.6 percent,
to $31.88 after.the software company
said it would pay $7.2 billion to ac-
quire Nokia's smartphone business
and a portfolio of patents and ser-
vices. Microsoft is trying to capture a.
slice of the lucrative mobile comput-
ing market that is currently domi-
nated by Apple and Google, and in-
vestors are concerned that Microsoft

won't succeed.
Verizon fell $1.37, or 2.9 percent,
to $46.01 after the company agreed
to pay $130 billion for the 45 percent
stake in Verizon Wireless owned by
British cellphone carrier Vodafone.
Stocks may struggle to rally in Sep-
tember, said Randy Frederick, man-
aging director of active trading and-
derivatives at the Schwab Center for
Financial Research.
The S&P 500 logged its worst
month in over a year in August -as
investors fretted about when the
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Study:' New hires often accept first salary offer

The Associated Press

As more people find
positions in the slowly re-
covering job market, those,
new hires may be leaving
money on the table.
A new CareerBuilder sur-
vey found that nearly half
of all employees accept the
first offer even though 45
percent of employers are
willing to and expect to
negotiate salaries.
"Many employers expect
a salary negotiation 'and
build that into their ini-
tial offer," said Rosemary
Haefner, vice president
of -human resources at
"So, when job seekers
take the first number given
to them they are often-
times undervaluing their
market worth. Not every
hiringmanager will be able
to raise the offer, but it's
never a bad idea to negoti-
ate especially if you have'
experience and possess in-
demand, technical skills."
The nationwide .survey
was conducted from May
14 to June 5 and found a

Spherion franchise owner Angela Swartz, left, and client servi
right, look over files at the recruiting business's office in Montg
leaving money on the table and should consider negotiating for

general reluctance to sug-
gest a counter offer, espe-
cially among women and
people younger than 35.
Still, that's better than the
situation at the height of
the recession.
"If you dialed back three
and four years ago, the ma-
jority, of people wouldn't
have. even tried to negoti-
ate," said Angela Swartz of

Spherion Staffing Services
in Montgomery. "They just
wanted a job."
Spherion handles tecruit-
ing for companies and po-
tential workers with specif-
ic salary expectations, but
Swartz said the numbers
sometimes change during
the hiring process. She said
a company turned away
a candidate who wanted

T : that about 35 percent don't
factor market averages into
their salary offers.
"It's critical that recruit-
ers and' hiring managers
are armed with up-to-date
compensation data. If you
offer premium talent be-
low market iates, it can be
very difficult to fill vacant
positions," Haefner said.
SMarcel McElroy of Job
Connection in Montgom-
ery said companies, had to
operate on smaller profit
margins, during the r eces-
sion and limited salaries
and benefits to cope. Over
the past two years, he said
they're beginning to seer a
THE01.,1,,,i1,1:,MC turnaround in profits but
ice supervisor.Jamie Lommen, don't want to give up the
oomery. New employees may be extra revenue that's come
salary or benefits. from tighterning their belts.
$85,000 and then offered "Now that the economy
the next candidate $95,000 is starting to pick up, (em-
for the same position. ployees) are .saying, 'Hey,
Salary surprises aren't I've been wearing four or
unusual according to the five hats and I haven't had
survey. It found that nearly a raise,"' McElroy said..
one in four employers don't For that reason, he said
reveal what the position manyofthe area's newhires
pays until they extend the are people who already
job offer. have a job and are looking
What could be even morer for a better situation.
damaging for businesses is Still, he said few job seek-

ers are ready to negotiate,
especially recent college
"Locallylwould think the
numbers are even higher as
far as candidates not com-
ing back with a counter of-
fer," McElroy said.
'He negotiates the job
terms on behalf of his cli-
ents when the time comes
and said many employers
like the idea of a salary in-
crease after a 90-day trial
, "They want to hire em-
ployees, but want to do it
gradually, in away they can
sustain," he said.
According to the Career-
Builder study, employers
who prefer to offer benefits
instead of a higher salary
are most likely to give new
hires a flexible schedule
and more vacation time.
Swartz said it can be a
Struggle for some compa-
nies to find the right candi-
date for a position, even if
they're willing to make the
right offer.
"At the end of the 'day, it's
still a needle in ahaystack,"
she said. "Our haystack is,
just twice as high."

Report: Florida economy has lost ground since 2000

The Associated Press

MIAMI -, Florida's
economy has been losing,
ground since about 2000
on almost every measure-
ment, including income,
unemployment and in-
flation, a report released
Monday says,'!
Florida International
University economists
said in their annual Labor
Day report that the state's
median income has fallen
at a greater pace than the

rest of the country and that
poverty jumped nearly 50
percent between 2007 and
The researchers at FIl's
Research Institute on So-
.cial & Economic Policy
said in their "State ofWork-
ing Florida" report that
while the 2008 Great Re-
cession hit the state hard,
particularly the implosion
of housing prices and the
depression in the con-
struction industry, Flori-
da's economic ills predate

the crash.'
'"A lot of the problems
were just. exacerbated by
the recession," co-author
All. Bustamante told The
Tampa. Bay Times. "The
recession basically made
.them worse."'
Florida's unemployment
hit a high of 11.4 percent in
2010. The unemployment
rate has fallen to 7.1 per-
cent, but has been stuck at
that level for three months.
Typically, a healthy econo-
my has an unemployment

rate of 6 percent or less.
Census data released last
week showed that Florida
has the .secorld-highest
rate of uninsured residents
younger than 65.
According to the report:
Florida's real house-
hold median income fell
$5,668, or 11.5 percent,
between 2000 :and 2011.
The median income is the
point where half of house-
holds make more and half
make less.
, )) The wage gap between

high- and low-earners
grew between 2000 and
2012 as the top 10 percent
of earfneis saw their in-
comes grow by 13 percent
during that period while
the bottom 10 percent saw
their wage decrease by half
a percentage point.
. Povertyincreased by 47
percent between 2007 and
2011. Almost 23 percent of
Floridians live at or near
poverty levels.
Floridians saw their
average 4ebt increase by

24 percent since 2003 to
$42,938. That figure in-
cludes debt that.requires
monthly servicing such as
mortgage, credit cards and
studentand auto 0loans.-
Consumer prices rose
by over a third between
2000 and 2012. The typical
item that cost $1 in 2000
costs $1.34 today.
Florida,. at about 5
percent, ranks second to
Texas in the percentage of
workers earning the mini-
mum wage.

States team up to land urone test site WWW.JCFLORIDAN.COM

The Associated Press

consortium of companies
and universities in Ala-
bama and Tennessee are
hoping' to develop a site
where drdnes would be
tested. .
if approved, the facil-
ity could become one of
only a half-dozeni sites
approved by the Federal
Aviation, 'Administration
for research involving Un-
manned 'Aerial Systems,
more commonly known
as drones, the news site reported. ,
Alabama and 'Tennessee
'have submitted a joint ap-
plication in an effort to be
selected, as one of the six
FAA UAS testing sites. Test-

ing would be done at a site
near Savannah, Tennrm., in
the southwest part of the
Plans call for each of
the FAA sites to be used
to develop methods and
'systems to 'integrate UAS
flights into the nation's air-
space. The emphasis will
be on commercial uses
for drones, ranging from
precision agriculture to
'environ men t a 1
monitoring. '".' ,-'" ..'
The joint application in-
volving bofh states came
about after Alabama origi-
nally submitted a stand-
alone' application with
plans to locate the testing
Isite at Redstone Arsenal,
a U.S. Army Post in the
Huntsville area. However,

FAA regulations state that
the testing facilities can't
be part of anyexisting fed-
erally owned property.
The proposed site in
southwest Tennessee is the
corporate headquarters of
the ISR Group. It includes
a 10-square-mile range of
land in Hardin County for
training, testing, and de,
velopment of unmanned
technologies, according to
the. company's website.'
The Tennessee site has
been in operation for three
years. The drones that fly
over its ranges never leave.
'its property and. all cam-
eras are directed toward.
the ground beneath, ISR
officials said.
The ,.University. of Ala-
bama in Huntsville is

leading the consortium of
more than 160 companies
and universities working
toward development of
the site.
More than .50 applica-
tions from 37 states were
receiving during the ini-
tial FAA proposal period.
That number' has been
trimmed to 25"proposals
from 24 states and will be
cut down to-about 12 sites.
Mississippi, Georgia and
Florida have all submitted
. The FAA will visit those
sites .from 'September
through October. with a
final decision coming in
December. If selected by
the FAA, all sites have to.
be 'operational within six

Coast Guard searches formissing diver

S., The Associated Press

-The U.S. Coast Guard is
searching for diver, who
went missing oni Labor
Day off Ponce de Leon In-
let in central Florida.
The Daytona Beach
SNews-Journal reports the
28-year-old diver from
Maitland went into the
water with about 30 min-
.ues of oxygen. about 10

When he didn't resurface,
the crew ofthe fishing ves-
sel Yellowfiln reported him
missing to the Codst Guard
in Jacksonville.
The: crew of a Coast
Guard C-130 oHercules
fromAir StationClearwater
was in the area for train-.
ing on Monday and was.
diverted' to search for the
diver. On the way, to the
site, they spotted an over-

turned kayak, which was
about 10 miles from the
site where the diver went
missing. So; the search ex-
tended to a missing diver
and kayaker., That search
was called off Monday
night because there was
no report of an overdue
But the search for the
diver continued into Tues-
day with a group of local
divers, joining the Coast

Guard to look for the miss-
ing man.
"The (boat owner) said
they were spearfishing on
an underwater ledge," said
Senior Chief Boatswain's
Mate David Carrig, the
officer in charge of Coast
Guard Station Ponce de
Leon in New Smyrna
The Coast Guard asked
local boaters to watch out
for the missing'man.

12 test positive for

TB in Marion County

The Associated Press

OCALA-- Twelve people
have test positive for"tn-
berculosis exposure after
coming in contact with a
TB-infected high school
student in north Florida.
Marion County health
officials say the 12 had
been in close contact
with a North Marion High
School student who tested
positive in July.
They say the 12 have
not come down with the
disease and are not con-
tagious, but could if they

don't receive preventative
Tuberculosis is an air-
borne disease that usually
affects the lungs but can
affect other organs.
Symptoms include a
cough lasting more than
three weeks, night sweats
lasting more than a week,
unexplained weight loss,
a productive, cough or
coughing up blood.
The side effects of TB in-
clude fatigue, shortness of
breath, and/or chest pain
or tightness. It is poten-
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Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex benefits

The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas The
Texas National Guard re-
fused to process requests
from same-sex couples for
benefits on Tuesday, citing
the state constitution's ban
on gay marriage, despite
a Pentagon directive to do
Pentagon officials said
Texas appeared to be the
only state that planned to
turn gay and lesbian cou-
ples away on Tuesday, the
first working day that gays
in' the .military may apply
for benefits. The Depart-
merit of Defense had an-
nounced it would recog-
nize same-sex marriages
performed in states where
they are legal following the
U.S. Supreme Court deci-
sion throwing out the De-
fense of Marriage Act.
Maj. Gen. John Nichols;
Sthe commanding general
of Texas Military Forces,
wrote in a letter obtained
by The Associated Press
that because the Texas
Constitution defines mar-
riage as between a man
and a woman, his state
agency couldn't process
applications from gay and
lesbian couples. But he
said the Texas National
Guard, TexasAir Guard and
Texas State Guard would
not deny anyone benefits.
"However; the (Texas'

In this 2010 photo, members of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard
participate in a ceremony on the floor of the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The Texas
National Guard is refusing-to process requests for benefits submitted by same-sex couples'
because of the state constitution's definition of marriage.

Military Forces) remains
committed to ensuring
its military -personnel and
their families receive the
benefits to which they are
entitled. As such, we en-
courage anyone affected
by this issue to enroll for
benefits at a federal instal.-
lation," he advised service
members. He then listed
22 bases operated by the
Department of Defense in
Texas where service mem-
bers could enroll their
National guard officials in
several states that ban gay

marriage said Tuesday that
they will follow federal law,
including Arizona, Okla-
homa, Florida, Michigan,
Kentucky, Georgia, Idaho;
Tennessee, South Carolina,
Nevada and Montana
Pentagon officials were
aware of the situation.
Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Nate
Christensen issued a state-
ment saying said federal
officials will process all ap-
plications from same-sex
couples with a marriage
certificate from a state
where it is legal.
Alicia Butler said she

was turned away from
the Texas Military Forces
headquarters in Austin
early Tuesday and advised
to get her ID card at Fort
Hood, 90 miles away. She
married her spouse an
Iraq war veteran in
4Califorhia in 2009, and
they have a 5-month-old
"It's so petty. It's not like
-it's going to stop us from
registering or stop us from
marrying. It's a pointed
way of saying, 'We don't
like you," Butler said.
She said 'she was

concerned the state would and one woman."
withhold survivor benefits Despite the legal con-
if something happened flict, Texas Military Forces,
to her wife while she was which oversees the state's
activated on state duty National Guard units, "re-
rather than on federal mains committed to en-
deployment. during military personnel
"People say, 'Why don't and their families receive
you live somewhere else?'" the benefits to which they
she said. "Well, my ances- are entitled," said agen-
tors came here five genera- cy spokeswoman Laura
tions ago to get away from Lopez.
this kind of stuff, and this Florida Department of
i my state and I'n not go- MilitaryAffairs spokesman
ing to go away." Lt. Col. James Evans said
American Military Part-. he was unaware of any
ner Association, which policy that would prohibit
advocates for lesbian, bi- accepting a request for
sexual, gay. and transgen- processing benefits.
der people in the armed In Oklahoma, where gay
forces, gave the AP a copy marriage also is banned,
of Nichols'letter. requests for benefits for
"It's truly outrageous same-sex couples will be
that the State of Texas has 'handled like those from
decided to play politics heterosexual couples,
with our military families," said Oklahoma National
said Stephen Peters, the Guard spokesman Col.
organization's president. Max Moss. So far, only one
"Our military families National Guard soldier has
are, already dealing with inquired about receiving
enough problems and, benefits for her same-sex
the last thing they need is partner, butshe didn'thave
more discrimination from a valid marriage license
the state of Texas." from one of the states that
Gov. Rick Perry's office authorizes same-sex mar-
issued a single-sentence riages, Moss said.
statement when, asked 'As long as the soldier
about the dispute, saying: presents that marriage
, 'As a state agency, Texas certificate or license, then
Military Forces must ad- we would treat that claim
.here with Texas law and just like ,we would any
the Texas Constitution, other soldier that brings
which clearly define mar- in a marriage license or-
riage as between one man certificate," Moss said.

Who's a victim of human sex trafficking?

The Associated Press

CICERO,, Ill. Cops in
the Chicago area call it a'
"track," a stretch of street
known for its steady sex
Women in tight, scant
clothing stand in high
heels oh. street homers
along an industrial strip
in suburban Cicero. Cus-
tomers, usually men, slow
their cars and roll down a
"How minuch?" they ask.
Some might see these in-
terludes as exchanges be-
tween' consenting adults,
orat the very least, con-
senting criminals, if the
prostitute is,, indeed, an
adult and seemingly free
to come and go as she
pleases. They may call it
a victimless crime, seeing
domestic prostitution as
something very different
from human sex traffick-
ing with its cross-border.
abductions and brutal co-
ercion a. scourge that's
come to the forefront of
"news in recent years.
But are they so different,
after all? Increasingly, ex-
perts in the field are say-
ing no, and applying .,the
label human trafficking to
homegrown prostitution.
And now more lawmak-
ers, pqoice and prosecu-
tors across the country are
starting to shift their view
on this, too. Increasingly,
they are focusing on ar-
resting traffickers and cus-
tomers, (pimps and johns,
.as it were) and on getting
help for prostitutes.
"It's almost similar. to
a domestic violence is-
sue," says Michael Anton,
commander of the Cook
County Sheriff's vice unit,
based in the Chicago. 'A lot
of (people) say, 'Well, they
can just get out.'
S"Well, it's not that easy"
.As of this year, Illinois be-
came one of several states
where prostitution is 'no
longer a felony. It's also

Members of the Cook County
who attempted to pick up an
during a prostitution sting in C
one of a growing number
where a minor cannot be
charged with prostitution,
even as a misdemeanor.
Meanwhile, prosecutors
in Cook County, which in-
cludes Chicago, have set
up a- human trafficking
unit and, in recent years,
' have been using new state
laws toput more traffick-
ers in jail.
Cook County Sheriff's
police also run regular
sting operations to ticket
customers who, proposi-
tion undercover female
police officers, or who use.
popular escort -websites.t
The johns must pay a fine.
Police also impound their
"Dear John," read .bill-
boards the department
-has posted near various
tracks: "If You'fre -Here To
Solicit Sex, It. Could Cost
You $2,150. We're Teaming
Up TbBustYou."
The money funds a re-
habilitation program- for
prostitutes, and Anton
says his vice unit officers
have never arrested the
same customer twice.
"I'm' not saying we've
stopped it," he says. "They
might be going to other
areas. But we haven't seen
them again."
Elsewhere, a law passed
in New York state in 2010
allows women who can
prove they were coerced
to have prostitution con-
victions wiped from'their

our shores, too.
Sa ut others, she says,
are forced sinto prostitu-
dtion with more subtle, yet
equally paralyzing coer-
cion. While it's not always
obvious to'the outside
world, intimidation, and
-c drug 'addiction become
more tools for control.
"The reality is that traf-
r fickers ar-every smart,"
Longkumer says., "You can
STHEASSOCIATEDcPRESS use a lot of psychological
Sheriff's Vice Unit frisk a man oeco o k at pe rn
coercion to keep a person
officer posing as a prostitute bonded, things likethreats,
wIcho, 11111 e or 'Ifb ou try to leave, you'll
records a move. that ad- be deported, or your fam-
vocates say allows them, flywillbeharmed."' ,
more options. for housing But the matter of victim-
and employment, hood can get even murkier
SAndin C alifornia, voters than that. m y
recently. passed Proposi- Bridgette' Carn, a traf-
tion 35,.which increases picking expertand clinical
prison terms for human professor oflaw atthe Uni-
traffickers, as well as fines, versity of Michigan, sees it
which also aie to be used all the time. She is director
to pay for, services for of the law school's human
victims trafficking clinic, where
It's progress, experts students get credit for repn
say. yet a question often resenting clients, many
persists:. Who-is really a of them teens and young
victim? women, who are trying to
"We've got this idea" of. break free from traffickers
an ideal victim so meone and startnew lives.
who is physically locked in. But"can. people be "vib-
a room, chained up,. and tims if theyisell their bod-
who makes no money," ies-for sex and keep some
says Catherine Longkum- 'of that moneyor trade it for
er, a Chicago attorney who drugs? Are they victims if a
works with victims of traf- pimp provides cellphones,
ticking to help them get buysthem clothes, or even
their lives back together. cars, or places to stay? In
Certainly that' classic some instances, a pros-
example of the locked-up titute might even have'
trafficking victim exists on children with her pimp.

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Obama's red line

The Associated Press .

retary of State John Kerry
says the debate about
military strikes against
Syria is riot about Presi-:
dent Barack Obama's
"red line" that weapons of
mass destruction cannot
be tolerated.
Instead, Kerry told
Congress Tuesday that
"this debate is about the
world's red line." He says
it is "a ted line that any-
one with a conscience
ought to draw,"
Kerry, Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel, and Joint
Chiefs Chairman Gen.
Martin Dempsey were
dispatched to the Senate
t6 help persuade lawmak-
ers to support a 'resolu-
tion authorizing limited
military strikes against
Syria following a chemi-
cal weapons attack last
month outside Damascus
that left hundreds ,dead,
including many children.
Kerry said "This is not
the time for. arm-chair
isolationism. This is not
the-time to be spectators
to slaughter."

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Southern Democrats campaign

as national 'problem solvers'

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. -As Democrats
try to curtail GOP dominance in
Sthe South, the party's top recruits
for 2014 elections are trying to sell
themselves as problem solvers above
Washington's partisan gridlock:
They're casting the Republicans'
anti-government mantra and em-
phasis on social issues like. abortion
and gay marriage as ideological ob-
stacles to progress on "bread-and-
butter" issues like public education,
infrastructure and health care.
That goes beyond their usual effort
to distance themselves from Presi-
dent Barack Obama and national
Democrats, and it's the closest thing
the Democratic Party has to a uni-
fied strategy in the region beyond
simply waiting for demographics to
shift in the long term to ensure they
can compete with Republicans.
Minority growth in North Caro-
lina and Virginia, and the influx of
whites who aren't native Southern-
ers, has heralded Democratic victo-
ries in recent years, and Democrats
want to make similar inroads in
changing states like South Carolina
and Georgia.
So-Democratic candidates for gov-
ernor and the U.S. Senate hope to
hastenthe transition away from Re-
publican rule by emphasizing their
own Southern roots and focusing on
local issues and outcomes.
"J am a lifelong resident of a
small town in South Carolina who
is disgusted with Washington," said
Vincent Sheheen, who will make
his second run against Gov. Nikki
SHaley. .
"Nikkldd Haley wants this race to be'
about national politics," the attor-
ney and state senator said recently.
"I'm the person who's independent,
not driven by talking points from a
national party that wants to nation-

In this March 7 photo, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate, State Sen. Vincent
Sheheen speaks at a news conference at the Medical University of South Carolina
in Charleston, S.C. As Democrats try to curtail Republican dominance of the South,
the party's top recruits for 2014 elections are trying to sell themselves as problem
solvers who are above the partisan gridlock of Washington, D.C.

alize everything with ideology That
doesn't solve practical issues that af-
fect people's lives."
Haley, who consistently frames
Obama's policies as out of step with
South Carolina, is trying to tie She-
heen closely to the Democratic Par-
ty, particularly for advocating that.
South Carolina accept Medicaid in-
surance expansion under Obama's
health care overhaul.
Sheheen sees his position differ-
ently: "I've made a very practical
decision: Oppose Washington when
it's not in South Carolina's best in-
terest but cooperate with any level
of government when it is, regardless
of party politics."
Alison Lundergan Grimes, Ken-
tucky's secretary of state, is taking
a similar approach in her bid to
topple U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell. The Democrat
argues.that McConnell's role in the

Senate puts Republican opposition
to Obama above practical solutions
,for the folks back home.
In Georgia, Democrat Michelle
Nunn launched her bid for an open
U.S. Senate seat in Georgia with
a two-week, 10-city tour that she
dubbed "What Washington can
learn from Georgia." She planned
community service events and of-
fered a dual message at .each stop:
Folks can get along and make things"
happen on the ground without
And in Arkansas, former Rep. Mike
Ross wants to hold onto to a rare
Democratic governor's seat in the re-
gion after popular Gov. Mike Beebe
retires, Casting aside his 12 years in
Congress, Ross portrays himself as
anti-Washington. "You think you're
tired of Congress?" he joked in pub-
lic appearance earlier this year. 'I
was so fed up, I quit my job."

NY case. puts N-word use among blacks on trial

The Associated Press

NEW YORK In,a case
that gave 'a legal airing to
the debate over use ofthey
N-wo.rd among blacks, a
federal jury has rejected
a black manager's argu-
ment that it was a term
of love and endearment
wherrhe aimed it at black
Jurors awarded $30,000
in punitive damages
Tuesday after finding last
week that the manager's
four-minute rant was hos-
tile, and discriminatory,
and awarding $250,000 in
compensator.' damages.
The,: case against
Rob Carmona and the
employment agency, he
founded, STRIVE East
Harlem, hinged on the
what some see as a com-
plex double standard sur-
rounding the word: It's
Sa degrading slur when
uttered by. whites but
can be used at times
with impunity among
But 38-year-61d Brandi
Johnson told jurors ,that
being, black didn't make
it any less hurtful when
Carmona repeatedly
targeted her with the slur
during a March 2012 ti-
rade about inappropri-
Sate workplace attire and,
unprofessional behavior.
Johnson, who taped the
remarks after her com-
plaints about his verbal
abuse were disregarded,
said she fled to the re-
stroom and cried for 45
"I was offended. I was
hurt. I felt degraded. I felt
disrespected. I was embar-
, rassed," Johnson testified.
The jury ordered Carmo-
na to pay $25,000 in puni-
tive damages and STRIVE
to pay $5,000.
Outside court after her
victory, Johnson said she
was "very happy" and re-
jected Carmona's' claims
from the witness stand
Tuesday that the verdict
made him realize he needs
to "take stock" of how he
communicates with peo-

Brandi Johnson (left) and her lawyer, Marjorie M. Sharpe,
leave federal court in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, after a civil
jury awarded $30,000 in punitive damages in addition to the
$250,000 in compensatory damages that had been awarded
last week. '

ple'he is trying to help.
"I come from a different
time," Carmona said hesi-
tantly, wiping his eyes re-
peatediy with a cloth.
"SSO now, now you're
sorry?" Johnson said o but-
side court, saying 'she
doubted his sincerity
and noting Carmona had.
refused to .'apologize to'
her in court last week.
She said he should have
been sorry on March 14,
2012, "the day when he
told me the N-word eight
Her lawyer, Marjorie M.
Sharpe, said. she 'hoped
the case sent a strong mes-
sage to those who "have
tried to take the sting out
of the N-word. ... It's the
most offensive word in the
English language.",
Carmona left'the court-
house without immedi-
ately commenting, as did
all eight jurors.
In a statement; STRIVE
said it was disappointed
but was exploring its op-
tions, including an appeal
and looking forwardto the
"judicial process taking its
entire course."
It also cited Johnson
as a "prime example of
the second chances that
STtVE provides to both
its participants and non-
participants alike."
It noted that Johnson,
who was never a STRIVE
participant, was employed

there despite a previous
conviction for grand lar-
ceny that required her to
pay about $100,000 in res-
titution. The judge barred:
lawyers from telling jurors
about .the conviction.
In closing arguments,
Sharpe had said Carmo-
na's. use of the word was
intended, to offend "and
any evidence that defen-
dants put forth to the con-
trary is simply ridiculous."
"When you use the word
nigger to anAfrican-Amer-
ican, no matter how many
alternative definitions
that you may try to substi-
tute with the word nigger,
that is no different than
-calling a Hispanic by the
worst possible word you
can call a Hispanic, calling
a homosexual male the
worst possible word that
you can call a homosexual
male," Sharpe told jurors.
But Carmona's law-
yers 'said the 61-year-old
black man of Puerto Ri-
can descent had a much
different experience
with the word. Raised'
by a single mother in a
New York City public
housing project, he be-
came addicted to heroin
in his teens and broke it
with the help of drug
counselors who employed
tough love ,and tough
Carmona went on to
earn a master's degree

from Columbia Univer-
sity "before co-founding
STRIVE in the 1980s. Now,
most of STRIVE's employ-
ees are black women, his
attorney, Diane Krebs,
told jurors in her opening
statement. .
"And Mr. Carmona is
himself black, as you
yourselves can see," Krebs
In his testimony, Car-
mona defended his use of
the word, saying he used
it with Johnson to convey
that she was "too emo-
tional, wrapped up in her,
at least the negative as-
pects of human nature."
Then he explained that
the word has "multiple
contexts" in the black and
Latino communities;
sometimes indicating an-
ger, sometimes love. ,
Carm6na said, he might.
put his arm around a long-
time friend in"the com-
pany of another and say:
"This is my nigger for 30
"That means my boy, I
love him, or whatever," he
said. -
SHe was asked if he meant
to indicate love. when he
called Johnson the word.
"'Yes, I did," he
The controversy is a
blemish on STRIVE, which
has been heralded for
helping people with trou-
bled backgrounds get into
the workforce. Its employ-
ment model, which was
described in a CBS' "60
Minutes" piece as "part
boot camp, part group
therapy," claims to have
helped nearly 50,000 peo-
ple.find work since 1984.
Sharpe told jurors that
STRIVE's tough-love pro-
gram cannot excuse Car-
mona's behavior.
"Well, if calling a per-
son a nigger and sub-
jecting them to a hostile
work environment is'part
of STRIVE's tough love,
then STRIVE needs to be
reminded that this type
of behavior is illegal and
cannot be tolerated," she

From Page 1A
officer started pulling back
and telling Bellamy to re-
lease the first officer, but
Bellamy ignored the'order,
the complaint states. With
her free hand, the first of-
ficer managed to retrieve
a can of tear gas from the
second officer's service
belt and spray two one-
second bursts of the sub-
stance at Bellamy's face. At
that point, he let go of her
Afterward, Bellamy was
taken to the. showers to
wash off. While he was' in
the shower, he piled fe-
ces on the tray port to the
shower and spread it all

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

Sarah Louise

Ms. Sarah LouiseJones,
age 94, of Cottondale
passed away on Sunday,
September 1, 2013 in the
Washington County Reha-
bilitation & Nursing Cen-
She was born on October
24, 1918 in Washington
County to the late John
Henry Jones and Elizabeth
Gainer Jones. Sarah was a
member of First Baptist
Church of Cottondale and
had worked for Eglin Air
.Force Base in administra-
tion for over twenty years.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, two
brothers William Walker
Jones and Walter Jones,
one sister Mary Alene
Jones, and, one. sisier-in-
lawMary Frances Jones.
Mrs. Jones is survived by
her nephews Bill Jones,
Mike Jones, Kenny Jones,
Timmy Jones, and Alien
Holman. .
Services for Ms. Jones
will be held at 2:00 P.M. on
Thursday, September 5,
2013 in the Marianna
Chapel Funeral Home with
Rev. Jack Brock officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Cottondale Methodist
Church Cemetery. A time
of remembrance will be
held one hour prior to serv-
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
SExpressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at

From Page 1A

she said. Kimmerle said
one set of remains'appear
to be those of a 10- to 12-
year-old boy and that more
work would be needed to
glean further information
about it and the second set
of remains .
The Dozier project is be-
ing funded in part by a fed-
eral grant of almost a half-
million dollars. Kimmerle
believes the work can be
done on that budget, add-
ing that it's possible be-
cause of the support of
agencies like the Depart-
ment of Transportation,
which has provided heavy
equipment for use in the
removal of brush and trees
at the site.
The work so far has been
challenging to an extent
because of a high water
table, continued rainy
weather and extreme heat.
Kimmerle hopes that water
levels will be down and the
air will be cooler when she
returns with a crew later
this fall.

over the cage door and the
walls of the shower, the
complaint stated. It was
not possible to remove
him from the shower with-
out the officers getting the
waste on themselves. The
tray port was cleaned with
a water hose and the, two
officers were then able to
restrain Bellamy and re-
turn his cell after it
was cleaned.
The first officer received
care from medical person-
nel at the jail; her wrist was
red and swollen, according
to the complaint.
Bellamy was subse-
quently charged with bat-
tery upon a correction of-
ficer and remained in the
county jail to await further
court action in his cases.

Peavy Funeral Home
20367 NW Evans Ave.
Blountstown, Fla. 32424

Ernest L.
Mr. Emrnest L. (Marty) Por-
ter, age 57, of Bristol, FL
passed away Tuesday, Sep-
tember 3, 2013 at his home.
Marty was born on Sep-
tember" 19, 1955 in
Thomasville, GA and had
lived in Bristol for the past
22 years coming from Ma-
rianna, FL. He was a Diesel
Mechanic and a member of
the Baptist Faith.
Marty was preceded in
death by his parents, Felix
Edward Porter and Annie
Lou. (Hill) Porter and a
brother, Gene Porter of
Marianna, FL. .
Survivors include: wife,
Mae Porter of Bristol, FL;
son, Adriah Porter and his
wife, Tonda of Marianna,
FL; two step-sons, Tracy
Maloy and his wife, Tonya
of Bristol, FL and Jonathan
Greenwell of Blountstown,
FL; one step-daughter, Re-
nee Weisz and her hus-
band, Mike of Eastpoint,
FL; two brothers, Donnie
Porter and his wife, Caro-
lyn of Marianna, FL and
Mike Porter and his wife,
Becky of Marianna, FL; one
sister, Debra, Portera ,and
her husband,.Robert of Tal-
lahassie, FL; two grand-
children, Bryan Porter and
Hanna Porter of Marianna,
FL; seven step-grand-
children, C1ole, Gaige, Lacy .
and Jamison Maloy of Bris-
tol, FL, Maddie, Michelle
and Michael Weisz of
Eastpoint, FL.
Funeral services will be
held Friday, September 6,
2013 at 11:00 am (CDT) at
Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel with Reverend Tra-
cy Boggs and Reverend
Adam Porter officiating. In-
terment will follow in
Lipford Cemetery in Ma-.
rianna, FL. The family will
receive friends Thursday, ,
September 5, 2013 from
6:00 pm (CDT) until 8:00
pm (CDT) at Peavy Funeral
Home. The family will ac-
cept flowers but anyone
wishing may make contri-
butions to the Blountstown
Health and Rehlab in
Blountstown, FL.
All arrangements are un-
der the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown, FL.


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Syria said to be hiding weapons, moving troops

The Associated Press

BEIRUT-As the Obama
administration tries to
prod Congress into backing
armed action against Syria,
the regime in Damascus is
hiding military 'hardware
and shifting troops out of
bases into civilian areas.
Politically, President
Bashar Assad has gone on
the offensive, warning in a
rare interview with West-
ern media that any military
action against Syria could
spark a regional war.
If the U.S. undertakes
missile strikes, Assad's re-
action could have a major
effect on the trajectory of
, Syria's civil war. Neighbor-
ing countries could get
dragged into a wider con-
flict, or it could be back
to business as usual for a
crisis that has claimed the
lives of more than 100,000
people over 22 years.
The main Western-
backed opposition group
says that during the
buildup last week to what
seemed like an immi-
nent U.S. attack, the army
moved troops as well as
rocket launchers, artillery
and other heavy weapons
into residential neighbor-
hoods in cities nationwide.
Three Damascus residents,
speaking on condition of
anonymity for fear of re-
prisals, confirmed such
One man'said two mem-
bers of the elite Repub-

This 2011 photo provided by the Syrian official news agency
kneeling next to a multiple rocket launcher as they fire missile
known location in Syria. As the Obama administration tries t
armed action against Syria, the regime in Damascus is hiding
troops out of bases into civilian areas.

lican Guards broke into
an empty house he owns
and showed him an of-
ficial document stating
they were authorized to
do so because Syria is
at war. A woman in an-
other area said soldiers
moved into a school next
to her house.
A U.S. official confirmed
there are indications that
the Syrian regime is tak-
ing steps to move some of
its military equipment and
bolster protection for de-
fense facilities.
The official, who was not
authorized to discuss intel-
ligence matters and spoke
on condition of anonymity,

said that at this point, the,
U.S. has the' information it
needs to maintain a good
handle on what the regime
is doing to prepare."
The trend inside Syria is
likely to continue in the
coming days now that the
regime has won a reprieve-
with President Barack
Obama's decision to seek
congressional approval for
military action.
, "The Syrian regime
knows there are 30-40
potential .targets for U.S.
airstrikes, and they have
had ample time to pre-
pare," said Hisham Jaber,
a retired Lebanese army
general and director of

In an interview pub-
lished Monday with the
French newspaper Le Fi-
garo, Assad refused to say
how Syria would respond
R to Western strikes, but
Warned that "the risk of a
regional war exists."
*' The regime has a range
of options if the U.S. does
bomb. It could retaliate
with rockets against U.S.
allies in the region. It could
unleash allies like Hezbol-
lah against Western tar-
gets abroad. Or it could
do nothing and score
propaganda points by por-
traying itself as victim of
U.S. aggression.
y SANA shows Syrian soldiers "T sesaymws choice, ana-
es during a maneuver at an un- lysts say will probably de-
to prod Congress into backing pend on the magnitude of
military hardware and shifting the American military ac-
Sftion: The bigger and more
S ssustained the strikes, the
the Middle East Center more likely the govern-
for Studies and Political mention Damascus will feel
Research in Beirut. "Half compelled to respond.
of them, if not more, have If Washington follows
been evacuated, moved or through with calibrat-
camouflaged.'This is the ed strikes, analysts say,
natural thing to do." Assad may reach for a
Obama said last week political card, not a mill-
that he believes the U.S. tara one.
should strike Syria for: Hisfirst option ispropa-
what the administration ganda value," said Salman
says was a deadly chemical. Shaikh. director of the
weapons attack by Assad's .Brookings Doha Center.
-forces on rebel-held sub- ,Assad could try to foster
urbs of Damascus. The ad the':notion "that the West
ministration has stressed,' is again attacking a Mid-
however, that any opera- dOe Eastern state, an Arab
tion would be limited.and .,state, without the right
not aimed at tipping the. ,,international legitimacy.
balance of power in Syria's And he can bolster that
civil war. : dynamic, that narrative, by

showing that it's had a cost
on innocent civilians."
One way to achieve
that would be to show
the world images of civil-
ians purportedly killed by
American strikes.
"If he's able to score
points from this, he will
feel that he's actually won
without actually engaging
in a military response,"
Shaikh said. .
Assad charted a similar
course after Israeli air-
strikes in May that target-
ed advanced weapons des-
tined for Lebanbn's Shiite
militant group Hezbollah.
His regime portrayed the
attacks as proof of the reb-
els' collusion with Israel,
denounced the strikes as
a violation of Syrian sover-
eignty and dispatched an
obscure militant group to
threaten retaliation.
In terms of military re-
sponses; .Assad could
launch rockets at U.S. al-
lies Turkey, Jordan or Is-
rael. But that could touch
off a prolonged military
engagement with an out-
side power at a time when
the regime is already
in a bloody fight for its
An attack against NATO-
member Turkey could trig-
ger a response from the
entire military alliance,
while Jordan hosts about
a dozen U.S. F-16 jets, a
Patriot missile battery and
around' 1,000 American

Egypt's Sinai emerges

as new theater forjihad

The Associated Press

CAIRO An Egyptian
doctor once close to Osa-
ma bin Laden, is bring-
ing together multiple al-
Qaida-inspired militant
groups in Egypt's Sinai to
fight the country's military,
as the lawless peninsula
emerges as a new theater
for jihad, according to
Egyptian intelligence and
security officials.
There have been other
signs of a dangerous shift
in the longtime turmoil
in the peninsula border-
ing Israel and the Gaza
Strip since the military's
July 3 ouster of Islamist
President ,Mohammed
Morsi, the officials say.
With ,the shifts, Sinai's in*
stability is becoming more
regionalized and threatens
to turn into an outright
Sinai has seen an influx
of foreign fighters over the
past two months, including
several hundred Yemenis.
Several, militant groups
that long operated in the
area to establish an Islamic
Caliphate and attack their
traditional enemy Israel
have joined others in de-
claring formally that their
objective now is to battle
Egypt's military.
Also, Sinai has become
the focus of attention
among major regional ji-,
hadi groups. A leader of al-
Qaida's Iraqi branch, Abu
Mohammed al-Adnani,
last weekend called on
Egyptians to fight the mili-'
tary, as did al-Qaida's top
leader, Ayman al-Zawahri.
The militant considered
the most dangerous man
in the Sahara one-eyed
terror leader Moktar Bel-
moktar, a former member
of al-Qaida's North Africa
branch joined forces
with a Mali-based jihadi
group last month and
vowed attacks in Egypt.
Topping the most want-
ed list in Sinai is Ramzi
Mawafi, a doctor who
joined al-Qaida in Af-
ghanistan in the 1990s.
Mawafi, 61, escaped from
an Egyptian prison in 2011
in a massive jailbreak that
also sprung free Morsi and
more than a dozen Mus-
lim Brotherhood members
during the chaos of the
uprising against autocrat
Hosni Mubarak.
J Mawafi is now believed

'to be in Sinai coordinat-
ing among militant groups
and helping arrange'mon-
ey and weapons, security
officials told The Associat-
ed Press. The four officials
were from military intelli-
gence, the military and the
security forces and spoke
on condition of anonym-
ity because they were not
authorized to speak to the
Sinai's disparate militant
groups are now "on the
same page, in full coopera-
tion in the face of the same'
Threatt" Gen. Sherif Ismail,
a recently retired security
adviser to the governor of
Northern Sinai, told theAP.
He said the groups are in-
spired by al-Qaida, but not
necessarily linked to the
mother group..
Morsi's fall opened the
way for an escalation by
Sinai's jihadis. Most mili-
tants had seen Moirsi as
too willing to compro-
mise in bringing rule by
Islamic Shariah law in
.Egypt. But his removal by
the military, backed by lib-
erals,, was seen as an attack
on .Islam. More impor-
tantly, it ended the policy
Morsi pursued during his
year in office of negotiating
with Sinai armed groups,
restraining security opera-
tions against them in re-
turn for a halt in attacks on
'the military.
Now, the military has
stepped up operations. On
Tuesday,. helicopter gun-
ships struck suspected mil-
itdnthideouts in several vil-
lages near the borders with
Israel and Gaza, killing at
least eight and wounding
15, the state news agency
MENA announced.
Since Morsi's ouster,
more than 70 police and
soldiers have been killed
by militants in a cycle of
attack and counterattack
-that has seen jihadis turn
to more brutal tactics. In
the worst single attack,
gunmen pulled police re-
cruits from buses, lay them
on the ground and shot 25
of them to death on Aug.
19. Days later, a group of
militants was killed before
carrying out a suicide car
bombing in a significant
Over the same period, se-
curity forces have killed 87
militants, including 32 for-
eigners, and arrested 250
others, including 80 for-

eigners, according to the
army spokesman's office.
Hit-and-run attacks take
place nearly daily in north-
ern Sinai, targeting secu-
rity forces in the provin-
cial capital of el-Arish and
towns dotting the coast
and the borders with Gaza,
and Israel.



SSports Briefs
High School Football
Friday- Northview at Marianna, 7 p.m.;
Wewahitchka at Cottondale, 7 p.m.; Baker
at Sneads, 7 p.m.; Graceville at Bozeman,

Middle School Football
Thursday- Vernon at Grand Ridge, 6

High School Volleyball
Wednesday- Cottondale at Liberty
County, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Thursday- Vernon at Cottondale, 5 p.m..
and 6p.m.; Altha at Graceville, 5 p.m. and
6'p.m.; Marianna at Walton, 5 p.m. and 6
p.m,; Sneads at Wewahitchka, 5p.m. and

Sneads Football Booster Meeting
.Citizens' Field Football Inc. would like
to announce a meeting set for Saturday at
.6 prm. atWFEC on Hwy90 in Sneads. This
will be an open'meteing for current and
potential members.
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Optimist Club Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual NE Jacks6n County Op-
tiri.t Club Golf Tournamert will be held,
Sept: 13. at the 18-hole championship
: ,golf course at Indian Springs Golf.Club in
Mdrianna. ,
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a'
12.30 p.m. shotgun start. The cost for the;
Seyvent is $55, which includes' 18 holes of.
Sgblf, green fee, cart fee, meal, and various
.prizes. '. '.
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5K Run/Walk and 10K Run
The Building Strong Families 5K run/
alk and 10K run will' b'eheld on" Sep't: 28'
at the-Citizens LodgePark in.Marianna at,
8 a.m. Early registration for the 5K is $25.
andfdrthe 10K is.$30. Forkids 12, years
old.and-under there willbe'a free 1-mile
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All proceeds from this eveoit go towards
providing a safe, healthy and positive
environment for children and families in
our communities
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MVariaimnna Middle Football

Bullpups not giving up on imperfect season

dLl r ,iTl-1 II,'r.,r.n rr,
The Marianna Middle
School BuJlpups entered
last week's season open-
ing home game against
Taylor County hoping it
would be the first in a long
lineofw\ins that ultimately
ended with the program's
fifth undefeated season in
eight years.
However, a stunning
34-30 loss that featured
sLx Marianna turnovers
dashed that dream im-
mediately, leaving the
Bullpups to find consola-
tion in a season beyond
their ultimate goal.
"It was definitely a dis-
appointing loss," Bullpups

coach Brad Cross said
Tuesday. "Taylor County is
a good team. I was trying
to tell them all week that
they would be one of the
best teams, we would face
and I was right about that.
But the thing I was most
proud of was that we nev-
er gave up.
"We had sL\ turnovers
and I've seen teams in
the past have a couple of
turnovers and give up. But
our guys didn't iquiti die
whole game and even had
a chance to win it. With
that many turnovers, you
shouldn't even be in that
game, but we kept going



Jarrett Brogdon takes the ball for Graceville against Holmes County.

Focused on the finish

Tigers try. to bounce back against Bucks

dlt ir l,': ll:ri I-nr i,:i m
Late in the third quarter, trailing 28-
27, to Baker. the Graceville Tigers ap-
peared in prime position to pull off a
big season-opening road victory over a
strong Gators squad.
However, things got away from the
Tigers from there, with Baker adding a
pair of late scores, including one on an
80-yard touchdown pass, to come out
with a 42-27 victory.
It was a bittersweet season debut for a
Grace\ille team that showed flashes of
potential 'through the first three quar-
ters but just couldn't carry it through to
the final aniame.
"We didn't play our best game and
Baker is a good football team. I think
we played good enough to win for
about a half and then we just didn't fin-
ish- the game." GHS coach Ty Wvise said
Tuesday. "WVe just didn't play well in the
fourth quarter and that was the reason
for the outcome."
The coach said that there were sev-
eral positives to glean from his team's
performance, but if the Tigers are going
to make any hay this season they will
have to find a way to put it together for
four quarters.
"We were in position to win the game
or at least have a chance at the end
and we just didn't finish," lie said. "We
really felt like we could've played bet-
ter. If we're going to have a successful
season we're going to have to finish. We
can't let up or self destruct. That was
the message to the guys that we're go-
ing to carry into eery ball game from
here forward."
The Tigers were coming off of a pre-
season victorD over the Holmes Counr.
Blue Devils at home. but they'll be on
the road for the second straight time
to start the regular season Friday when
they head to Panama City to face the
Bozeman Bucks, who lost to Northv'iew
34-14 in their opener.

The game was scoreless for much of
the first half before the defending 1A
champion Chiefs found the end zone
to take a 6-0 lead at the break, and then
broke it open in the second half.
But despite the lopsided final margin,
Wise said that Bozeman's effort was in-
dicative to him that theTigers would be
in for another stiff challenge Friday.
"I thought it was a very evenly-
matched contest for a half, but North-
view was able to complete some passes
late in the game that ultimately led to
them getting the victory," he said. "But
(the Bucks) are big up front and very
sound on defense. Their kids play real'
hard and we're going to have to play,
our best game to beat them."
Bozeman did manage to compile
301 yards of total offense against the
Chiefs. with senior quarterback Bubba
Thompson completing 11 of 19 passes
for 126( yards. and a touchdown to go
with a rushing touchdown.
The Bucks also ran for 175 yards on 32
attempts and sport a big offensive line
that Wise said can make thiings difficult
on his defense if they don't bring their
'A' game.
"We've got to stop their run game.
They're big up front, so first and fore-
most we've got to be physical on de-
fense up front," the coach said. "If we
can't do that, then we'll have a long
The Graceville defense will be looking
for a better performance after giving up
42 points to Baker, though Wise said the
loss couldn't be pinned on any one unit
on the team
"As a whole the game was -frustrat-
ing," he said. "Offensively, we probably
should've scored more or given our-
sel\ es a chance to score more. It was not
any one group that led to the loss. But
we'%e got to get lined up and be ready
to play defense. That's kind of where

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Werlean Pollock outruns a Taylor County tackle to score a touchdown for
Marianna Middle School last week.






big goals
After an outstanding start to
the fall season, the Marianna
Bulldogs golf team was 'rained
out of an opportunity for a fol-
low up effort Tuesday, with a
scheduled match against Wal-
ton and Bethlehem in DeFu-
niak Springs postponed due to
The Bulldogs are scheduled
to play again Thursday in Boni:
fay against Holmes County and
Bethlehem, but they will need'
to bring a big-time effort to sur-
pass their season opening per-
formance last Thursday at Cav-
erns Golf Course.
"If they can M a r i a n n a
Maintain matched up with
maintain Holmes County
these and won by a
Scores, whopping 53
it can be strokes over the
one of our Blue Devils thanks
better years to a team score of
e yas 156, which topped
for sure. We last season's low
just hope mark of 157.
to repeat in Kody Bryan led
the district all Bulldog golfers
againthis in the nine-hole
year and event with a score
of 37, followed by
hopefully Aaron Williams'
compete 38 and Chance
lite better Pender's 39, with
atregionag Kiley Bryan scor-
this time ing 42 and Steve
S Spence 43.
and "It was great
hopefully way to start,
quaify without a doubt.
sometogo I hope we can
tostawe." maintain it," Mar-
ianna coach Scott
Scott WIggins, Wiggins said.
'Marianngolf I think it was a
great confidence
boost to ,start the
season out."
It's also not that surprising
given the success that the Bull-
dogs team had last year go-
ing 11-1 in the. regular season
before winning district and
advancing to regionals -.with a
group that lost just one golfer in
Jake Mitchell.
Everybody on this year's squad
has at least one year of experi-
ence on the varsity, with Kody
Bryan and Pender now in their
fourth year with the team.
The team's two girls golfers
from last year, Caitlyn Carpen-
ter and Caroline Rogers, are also
back this season.
The experience and skill of
this group has the Bulldogs eye-
ing even bigger things in 2013.
"They've got a chance to be as
good a team as we've had," Wig-
gins said. "If they can maintain
these scores, it can be one of
our better years for sure. We just
hope to repeat in the district
again this year and hopefully
compete a little better at re-
gionals this time and hopefully
qualify some to go to state."



ACC Football

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston gets off a pass as Pittsburgh defensive lineman Bryan Murphy (93) rushes on Monday
in Pittsburgh. .

Wnston, Florida State drub itt

The Associated Press
thing is for certain after
Jameis Winston's electric
debut for No. 11 Florida
State, his blocking could
use some work.
Other' than that, Semi-
noles coach Jimbo -Fisher
is going to have a tough
time critiquing his fresh-
man quarterback's per-
formance in Monday
night's 41-13 romp over
'He's also going to have a
tough time tamping down
the hype after Winston
turned Pitt's ACC debut
into his own coming out
party. Winston completed
25. of 27 passes for 356
Yards andridfourtouchdowns
while adding another on
;the ground and sending a
message ..he's every bit as
good as advertised.
"It's One ballgame, guys,"
Fisher said. "He played
one ,game, but he did' a
great job."
That's putting it mildly.
When Winston wasn't
picking apart the Pan-
thers, he Was running in

between the tackles, con-
:.verting the usual first-and-
.28 or running interference
for running back Devonta
Freeman. Winston found
himself lead blocking 'for
Freeman during a second
quarter run but whiffed, a
rare miscue on an other-
wise sublime night. ,
"I wasn't surprised,"' cor-
nerback LaMarcus Joyner
said. "I told him pregame
you go against the best ev-
ery day... and the way you
rip us apart sometimes in
Scrimmages, we know you
can do it against anyone in
the nation."
You won't 'find ..'Pitt
The Panthers had been
pointing to their' ACC
opener from the moment
the program announced it
was leaving the decaying
Big East nearly two years
ago. Instead, it served as
the backdrop for a com-
ing out party that'will cer-
tainly fuel comparisons to
Johnny Manziel's unlikely
rise to folk hero and Heis-
man Trophy winner at Tex-
as A&M last fall. .
"'I was certainly im-

pressed with him,"' Pitt" 'Winston is'teonsidered the
coach Paul Chryst" said,. 'latest in a line of two-sport
"Hedidagoodjob ofmak-, .threats at Florida State, a
ing. plays and extending list that includes Pro Foot-
play." ball Hall of Famer Deion
Rashad Greene caught Sanders 'and 1993 ,Heis-
eight passes for 126 yards man Trophy winner 'Char-
and a score and .Nick lie Ward. .
O'Leary hauled in three Ward, however, didn't
touchdown '.passes for become d star until he fi-I.
Florida-State, but the night' nally cracked the starting
belonged to the athletic lineup as a junior. Winston
6-foot14,, 227-pound kid appears to already be there
fromHueytown, Ala., that one game into his career.
certainly looked at home He connected on his first
Sin frontof a national audi- 11 passes, .missing on hiis
ence in a stadium that also 12th when wide receiver
houses the 'NFL's Pitts- Kenny Shaw couldn't quite
burgh Steelers. get his right foot all the
"It's Monday Night Foot- wayinbounds.
ball," Winston said. "We "I was confident I got
,come in and play Monday it in," Shaw. said with a
Night Football in a pro sta- laugh. "I'm used to the refs-
dium?' Iwas so pumped for not being on our side."
that." Winston's only other in-
Looked like it. completion came while
Winston won the starting he.'escaped pressure late
job during training camp, in the third quarter. By
edging out Jacob Coker then the Seminoles were
to become just the third .in command 31-13 after
freshman to'start a season Winston spent three quar-
opener for the Seminoles. ters serving up what,the
SDon't plan on him giving Seminoles hope is an ap-
up the gig anytime soon. petizer of things to come
SA star outfielder on the, as they battle Clemson for-'
school baseball team, ACC supremacy.

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No. 4 Clemson reaches

The Associated Press -
NEW YORK Breaking
down the AP college foot-
ball poll after Week 1 of the
regular season.'

Barring a severe case of.
Clemnsonrrig by Clemson,.
the Tigers' should be in
the national 'charpion-
ship race for most of this
season. ,
No. 4 Clemson surged
Tuesday 'to 'its highest
ranking in The Associated
Press poll in 25 years after
th6 Tigers' won the biggest
game of the opening week-
end of the college football
season, a 38-35 victory
against Georgia.
The Tigers received one
first-place vote in the new
Top 25 and have their best
showing in the poll since
Sept. 12, 1988, when they
were No.3.
Alabama remains 'No.
1 and received 58 of 60
'first-place votes from the
media panel after beating
Virginia Tech 35-10 to start
the season..
No. 2 Oregon and No.
3 Ohio State flip-flopped
spots from the preseason
rankings. The Buckeyes re-

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd outruns the tackle
linebacker Amarlo Herrera on Saturday in Clemson
ceived one firfst-place vote. ing FBS teams,
Stanford is No. 5. best not party to
'As' for Clemson, coach The Tigers siho
Dabo ,. Swinney's team favorites in the
should be able to enjoy Atlantic Coast C
its lofty status for a while games after th
Sas long the Tigers avoid No.. 10 Florida
Clemsoning at its worst, remarkable reds
Clemsoning is a term col- man quarterback
lege football fans use when Winston comnie t
teams with high expecta- Oct. 19.
'tions lose to inferior oppo- GOING UP: Flo
nents. Over the years, it's moved up one s
been a nasty habit of the 10 in the rankin
Tigers. doubt sent a me
Clemson this week hosts it's prepared to
South Carolina State, an with, Clemson in
FCS team-- though not a if not for a nation;
terrible one.And afterwhat pionship. In a da
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but, Winston led Florida
State to a 41-13 victory at
Pitt on Monday night, go-
ing 25 of 27 for 356 yards
and four touchdowns, and
running for a score. ,The
Seminoles' schedule, also
sts up nicely for a battle of
unbeatens on.Oct. 19. No
Clemsoning, Seminoles.
GOING DOWN: Life is not
always fair. Georgia played
the toughest opening
game of any of the highly
ranked teams, traveling to
ASSOCIATED PRESS Death Valley. The Bulldogs-
ofGeorgia lost by three, and dropped
, S.C. six, spots in-the rankings
Clemson to No. 11. They were the
o hard. only team in the top 18 to
uld be big lose. Impressive victories
next four by No. 6 South Carolina,
conferencee No. 8 Louisville and. No.
at before 9 LSU helped push Geor-
State and gia back. If Georgia beats
hirt fresh- South Carolina at home on
ck Jameis Saturday, the Bulldogs will
o town on likely make a big jump.
IN AND OUT: No. 20 Wash-
)rida State ington moved into the
pot to No. rankings for the first time
gs, but no this season with one of the
ssage that most impressive perfor-
compete mances of the weekend.
i the ACC, The Huskies unveiled their
nal cham- new up-tempo offense and
sizzling de- whipped Boise State 38-6.

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Miami Football

Miami's Stephen Morris Will lead Miami against Florida in
perhaps.the school's biggest game in years Saturday.

Morris thrilled

for chance to

play Florida
The Associated Press and it's a game Morris has
waited a while to play.
: CORAL GABLES Ste- "What is there'.to talk
phen Morris; wanted to abort? Sept. .7, noon, it
play his college football is what it is," Morris said,
in his home state. Florida a sly smile on his face.
coaches said they would "We'll be there."
probablybe Willingto give -Florida coach Will Mus-
him that opportunity. champ wasn't with the
That's all Miami, had to Gators when Morris was
hear.. being recruited, so he
.When Morris started 'doesn't know what went
Getting so0ne serious in- into the player's decision
terest from the Gators to choose the Hurricanes
during the recruitingg over a team that, at the
process in 2009, the Hurr- time, was among.the elite.
ricanes quickly convinced in the college game.
.the Miami native to re- '.He just knows what he
main in his hometown for sees on film, and to him,
another four years. That's "' Morris stands out.
what Morris wanted any- "I think he, takes the ball
y.way, and on Saturday he to the right spots," .Mus-
-gets a chance to beat the champ saidthisweek. "He
school that unsuccess- gets the ball to the play-
ftul ywooedhimwhenNo. makers' hands. He makes
12 Florida (1-0) visits'the really. good decisions
Hurricanes (1-0) in the about where to take the
.,renewal of a rivalry that ball, and he makes quick
was. once among thebest decisions. He's got a very
in the college game. quick mental makeup as
"I wanted to stay in far as where to take the
SFlorida," Morris: said. "I football.' I think he's one
wanted to stay home with of the better quarterbacks
myfamily, I wanted to stay in college football."'
as close to my family as I Muschamp isn't 'alone
could. I was just waiting in thinking that.:
for a school to. give me a Morris wasn't perfectly
chance, to give me an op- sharp in Miami's season-
portunity. My hometown opening win over Florida
school gave me that shot. Atlantic -15 of 27 for 160
I never looked back." yards but he, sizzled
The Hurricanes expect at the end of last: season
,every seat in Sun Life and pulled off a fairly siz-.
.Stadium all 76,854 of able accomplishment this
them, a bigger-than-usu- summer, when he won
al capacity for a bigger-, the skills competition
than-usual game to be .at the Manning Passing
filled on Saturday, and the Academy.
game will be shown na- Going back to last No-
tionally as well. vember, Morris ,is 4-1 in
It could be quite the his last five starts with
backdrop for a signature- 12 touchdowns, one in-
moment that Miami has' terception, a 59-percent
craved for some time. The completion rateand 1,291
Hurricanes are 1-10 since yards through the air. That
November 2005 when fac- doesn't even take into ac-
ing teams ranked No. 12 count his school-record
orbetter, and that one win 566-yard day' against
comes with a bit of an as- North Carolina State last
terisk, since it was over an September, either.
Oklahoma team in 2009\ "He.has a lot of'arm tal-
that was playing without ent," Florida safety Mar-
an injured Sam Bradford. cutis Maye said. "He knows
And Morris is 0-4 against their offense very well. He
ranked teams in his three- knows how to read de-
plus seasons at Miami.- fenses. It's a big challenge
None of that will matter for us. He's a great ,quar-
much Saturday, of course, terback. We're looking for-*
It's Miami' vs. Florida, ward to the challenge."' ,

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Georgia Football

Georgia coach
Mark Richt
watches the'
closing minutes
of the Bulldogs'.
38-35 loss
to Clemson
on Saturday '
at Memorial
Stadium in .,
Clemson,S.C. '

Dawgs n

The Associated Press

ATHENS,. Ga. The
Georgia Bulldogs have
made a habit of bouncing
back from defeat.
.. Well, here they are
again,' facing the same
Georgia opened .the'
season with a 38-35 loss
at Clemson' in a top-10
matchup, leaving' coach
-Mark Richt's team with
very little wiggle room as
it prepares for No. 6 South
Carolina this week, not to
mention No. 9 LSU com-
ing up laterin the month.
The defeat sent the Bull-
dogs tumbling from fifth
11th min the Top 25 rankings
released Tuesday.
"It's no fun ,to lose. It's
no fun to lose early," Richt
said. "But with the type of
schedule we have, there's a
risk of that."
Georgia started 0-2 a
couple of years ago, losing
to Boise State and South
Carolina, then ripped
off 10 straight wins and
claimed the Southeastern.
Conference East Division
tide.. " : "
Last year, the Bulldogs
were blown out by the
Gamecocks 35-7 in early
October, yet came again
came back to reach the
SEC tide game and near-
ly pulled off an upset of
Alabama that would've
sent them to the national
championship game.
"We would prefer not to

Leed another bounce-back

be sitting like we were a
couple of years ago," Richt
said. "We're going to do
our best not to be in that
Indeed, the chances of
bouncing back from an-
other 0-2 hole seem re-
mote, which puts even
more emphasis on Satur-
day's SEC opener against
South.,Carolina (1-0).
The schedule, to be 'sure,
is not on Georgia's side like
it was the last two years.
In 2011, its West Division
opponents- were perennial
back-markers Mississippi
and Mississippi State,
along with an Auburn pro-
gram that quicklywent into
decline after .winning the
national title. South'Caro-
lina squandered its early
edge in 'the division race,
getting upset at home by
Auburn and falling on the
road to Arkansas, a team
riding high at the time un-
der soon-to-be-disgraced
coach Bobby Petrino."
SLast year, after getting
crushed by South Caro-
lina, the, Bulldogs' only
major challenge the rest
of the regular season was
Florida. The Gamecocks,
on the other hand, got a
let against LSU and Florida
-a pair of r6ad games
against Top 10 opponents.
down twice, Georgia beat
the Gators and sneaked by
to claim its second straight
division title.

This ..time around, the enough in the rankings
Gamecocks have now-in- to. have a shot at playing
rebuilding-mode Arkansas Notre "Dame for' the BCS
and- Mississippi State' as-"'crown. Instead, Alabama
their, interdivisional foes, "held on for.a dramatic 32-
while the Bulldogs' rotat- 28 victory, the clock run-
ing opponent from the ning out with the Bulldogs
West is powerhouse LSU, 'at the 5-yard line and un-
which opened with an im-' able to take one more shot
pressive victory over TCU at the winning TD.
and visits Athens oni Sept.', "We have a great team,"'.
28. cornerbhckDamianSwann
"We did have an easy said. "We still control what
schedule last year com- we want:to do." "
pared to this year," .Georgia So, while the fan base is in
linebacker Jordan Jenkins a bit of ain uproar after the ,
conceded. .".. lossto Clemson '(one fan
South' Carolina" played even broke down in tears
Willie. Nelson's version of while calling.a sports-talk
"Georgia On My Mind" station to complain about
during itspractice Monday, Richt's leadership), there's
and coach Steve Spurrier no sense of panic among
knows the Bulldogs will be the players.
especially fired up for this They've been through
one, coming off last week's this before.
defeat and three straight The offense ran up and
losses to the Gamecocks, down the. field against
"They'll be ready for us," Clemson but must cut
Spurrier said. out the silly penalties that
The Bulldogs can take hindered six possessions.
solace in having plenty of The defense is young and
time to get back in posi- rebuilding, but should get
tion for their ultimate goal i boost with safety Josh
- a national champion- Harvey-Clemons coming
ship. By winning out, they back from .a suspension
would earn another trip to and another safety, Corey
the SEC title game, which Moore, expected to play
in the last seven years after sitting out the opener
has essentially become a with a sprained knee.
play-in game for the BCS "We have a tough, team.
championship. We've got a close team,"
A year ago, even with said Connor, Norman,
that hideous loss to the a former walk-on who
Gamecocks. coming five started at safety last week
weeks later in the season, in place, of the missing.
Georgia went into the SEC "We don't give up on each
title game having climbed other."

Texas A&MVI Football"

When :i JohnnyFootball talk?

The Associated Press';

Texas No. 7 Texas A&M's
Johnny Manziel didn't
speak to the media until
late November last year
because of coach Kevin
Sumlin's ban on freshman
talking to reporters.
Now he's a sophomore
and a' Heisman Trophy
winner and he's once'again.
being kept from the me-
dia. He has served his half-
game NCAA suspension
Sand played his first game
for the Aggies, but hasn't
spoken publicly since SEC
media days this summer.
Sumlin said it isn't the
right time for Manziel to
talk, but that he will talk at
some point this year.
"I 'think it's', important
now based on where he is
that his focus is to try to be
our quarterback and a stu-
dent athlete," Sumlin said.
"That's his biggest 'chal-
lenge right now. (It's) not
his challenge to be here."
Sumlin also said that
the image in the media of
Manziel is so negative right
now that his talking would
not be beneficial.
"I don't think right, now
that him coming here and
saying the words would
change some people's
opinion about who he is;"
.Sumlin said. "At the appro-
priate time he'll be able to
speak for himself."
He also brushed off the
notion that Manziel disre-
spected him on Saturday
by riot responding when
he. talked' to him follow-
ing his fourth-quarter un-
sportsmanlike conduct
"When he came off the

sion and energy going, .but
make it positive."
Sumlin does understand
that Manzierls antics have
made things more difficult
for the sophomore quar-
terback. But he also finds
it a bit amusing that Man-
ziel's gesture of rubbing
his 'fingers together be-
came such a big deal when
several other Aggies'as well
as players on other teams
have been doing the same
thing since last season.
"Has he ,kind of painted
himself in a'box with that,
with some other issues?
Probably," Sumlin said.
"But no one wants' to be
more successful than he is.
No one is going to play this
game harder than he does
and his teammates under-
stand that."
Running back Ben Male-
na agreed and said that the
outside perception of Man-
ziel is completely different
than his image within the
team. He also doesn't mind
answering questions about
Manziel while the quarter-
back: avoids the press.'
"It's just what comes with
it," he said. "You want to
have a defending Heisman
Trophy winner as your
quarterback. So it's not

field, I basically made two
statements to him,. nei-
ther one of which should
he have' responded to,"
Sumlin said. "They weren't
questions. They were dip
rect statements and 'I can't
repeat them right now.
What's' amazinrig to me is
the perception that he ig-
nored me. The worst thing
that could have happened
was for him to reply based
on what I told him."
Manziel sat out the first
half of Saturday's win over
Rice because of what the
school called an "inadver-
tent" violation of NCAA
rules involving signing
autographs. Not long af-
ter he entered the game in
the third quarter he jawed
with a Rice defender and
appeared to mimic signing
an autograph while getting
up from a tackle.
His penalty came when
he pointed at the score-
board after throwing his
third touchdown pass.
Sumlin said he spoke
with several players not

just'Manziel- on Monday
about how penalties can
hurt the entire team and
the importance of elimi-
nating them. He said it's a
balancing act to keep Man-
ziel from getting in those
situations without stifling
the exuberance that is part
of what has made :him so
-successful. ,
"Anybody who watches
Johnny knows that he
plays with a.lot of emotion
and a lot of passion," Sum-!
lin said. "Because of that
he gets into the gray area.
It's my job, it's our job as
coaches to keep that pas-

Vanderbilt Football

Receiver says he's

fine after hard hit

The Associated Press

Vanderbilt's Jordan
Matthews says, he's just.
fine and he never had any
concussion symptoms.
The 'receiver said he
vomited in last week's
season opener -because
he had .been hit in the

something might have
happened to him but that
he wasn't. going to let a
little "throw-up" sideline
him. .
"People try to make a
.,big deal about it, but I
think any of my team-
mates would have done
the same thing," Mat-
thews said..

Stomachh. Matthews had a very
Cameras showed Mat- busyandphysicallystress-
thews being ill. twice,on ingnight in the opener. He
the field a-play after be- went to the locker room
ing hit hard by Ole Miss for intravenous fluids ear-
safety CodyPrewitt, lead- ly in the third quarter af-
ing to questions the re- 'ter his body cramped up,
.ceiver suffered a concus- and' the receiver credited
sion. The senior receiver strength coach Dwight
then sat out a play before Gait with helping him be
returning. He wound up .mentally tough after all
matching .his personal the offseason workouts.
high with 10 catches for. Vanderbilt coach James
a career-best 178 yards, Franklin says concus-
despite being double- sins have been a. hot
teamed all night. : topic all year:He also said
"If you look at the hit, he heard the decision for
I definitely got hit in the Matthews another play-
stomach,"Matthews said. ers to return to the game
"I think people were wor-, has been discussed too,
.ried that I went back'out and Franklini made it very
there too fast, but we have clear Monday that coach-
a top-notch training staff, es 'at Vanderbilt do'.not
They knew that there make that call, .
were no concussions "Thatisadecisionthatis
symptoms."Thdy saw that. made by the medical staff,
I felt fine. My eyes weren't and I believe we have' one
dilated and I wasn't look- of the finest medical staffs
ing crazy, so they knew I in the country ...," Frank- ',
was ready to play." lin, said. "I want every-
That didn't stop people body to understand that
from being worried. Mat- we will never do anything
thews said :,his grand- to put any of our players
mother was, upset that in jeopardy."

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Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews warms up before
playing Mississippi on Thursday in Nashville, Tenn.

Louisville Football

No. 8 Cardinals'

RB tears left ACL

The Associated Press for 20 yards.
; The coach says the
LOUISVILLE, Ky. injury is "tough" for a
Louisville coach Charlie player who had worked
Strong says that redshirt to become part of Louis-
sophomore running back ville's five-man backfield
Corvin Lamb will have rotation. As a freshman
season-ending surgeryto Lamb had 50 yards and
repair a torn left anterior touchdown on 13 'car-
cruciate ligament. ries while adding three
Strong said. Tuesday catches for 58 including
that Lamb injured his a. 53-yard score against
knee late in Sunday's 49-' Syracuse.
7 victory against Ohio. He Strong also says that
had 13 yards on four car- redshirt freshman tight
ries on a day the eighth- end Hunter Bowles will,.
ranked Cardinals rushed have neck;, surgery on
for 199 and returned a Thursday but wasn't spe-
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Notre Dame Football

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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly leaves the field after the Irish beat Temple on Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

Kelly says Michigan game

a great, history rivalry

The Associated Press mets; "Hail to the Victors" Wolverines won the first
vs. the "Notre Dame Vic- game 32-20, as the Irish
SOUTH BEND, mInd. tory March;" the school gave up their most points
Notre Dame' coach Brian -with the best'all-time win- in 37 years. The next sea-
Kelly reversed fields on ning percentage in college son, top-ranked Notre
Tuesday, calling the Fight- football (Michigan, at.735) Dame beat No. 2 Michi-
ing Irish series against, vs: No. 2 (Notre Dame, at gan 35-12. Michigan coach
Michigan-' "a great and his- .734).' Fritz Crisler called the Irish
toric rivalry" The series started pleas- a dirty team after the game
The proclamation in the antly enough, with Michi- and vowed never to play
opening statement during gan students traveling to Notre Dame game again.
'his,. weekly news confer- ,South Bendin 1887 to teach, The series finally re-
ence was contrary to what ,Notre Dame students how sumed in 1978 and they've
he said during a telecon- to play the game. The rela- played' most years since.
ference Sunday, when he tionship turned sour after But Notre Dame athleti06
said: "I really haven't seen Notre Dame beat the Wol- director Jack 'Swarbrick
it as one of those historic, verines 11-3 in 1909, end- handed Michigan athletic
traditional Notre Dame ri- ing an eight-game. losing director Dave Brandon a
valries," going on' to call it "streak. The game was can- letter on the field before
a "big regional game." celed the next seasonwhen last season's game, cancel-
.Many Notre Dame fans the Irish wouldn't play ing scheduled games in
- probably agree more with without two players Michi- 2015-2017. In May, Michi-
his statement Sunday, gan said were ineligible. gan cdach Brady Hoke told
'considering the Irish have The Wolverines canceled a luncheon crowd in Grand
played Navy (86 games), the series, but things wors- Rapids in May that Notre
Soubthern California (84), enedwhenMichigancoach Dame was chickeningg out
Purdue (84), Michigan Fielding Yost left Notre of the series."
State (76) and Pittsburgh Dame's Knute Rockne off Kelly.said he hasn't spo-
(68) far more often' than his All-American team in ken to Hoke about the
the 40 times they've faced 1913. It escalated when series since Notre Dame
the Wolverines.. I Yost and Rockne 'had a announced it was end-
Bit nationwide, outside dispute at a track meet in ing it, but said he doesn't
of the annual Notre Dame- 1923, and then Yost urged believe Hoke meant any
USC game, few of the other Big Ten teams not to play disrespect.
rivalry games get the same Notre Dame and several "He's never been one to
attention as the Fighting other independents be- show disrespect to any-
Irish vs. the Wolverines: cause ,he .said they didn't body or anything. It's re-
The scrutiny Kelly's state- follow the Big Ten's strict 'ally, for me, about two pro-
ment Sunday received is eligibility rules; grams that share a border,
proofof that.. After Rockne died and that it makes sense to play.
After all, it's Michigan's Yost .retired, the' two I get that," he-said. "It's just
Swinged, -helmet against schools. agreed to play 'there's so many complexi-
Notre Dame's golden hel- each other in 1942-43. The ties with our schedule and

From Page 1B
and stayed in it. We're us-
ing that as a positive this
w eek." : . ....
MManrianna trailed 34-24
with just under seven min-
utes left in the game, but
got a 45-yard touchdown
pass from Marquis Kelly
to Werlean Pollock to cut
the margin to four and got
the ball back with 1:10 to
play after a Liberty County
But Kelly had a deep pass
picked off on the first play
of the final MMS posses-
sion to seal the win for the
Liberty County quarter-
back Joshua Mixon hurt the
Bullpups through the 'air
all game, completing 14 of
21 passes for 222 yards and

From Page lB' '

we struggled last week.
It's something we're go-
ing to address all week in
practice. When we're in the
right position then we give
ourselves an opportunity
to stop people. When we're
not lined up properly;
that's when the problems
J Wise said he anticipates

three touchdowns; with re-
ceiver/running back Chris
Reaves accounting for' 190
total yards and two TDs.
" '!They were definitely the
best passing middle school
teamnI've ever seen," Cr6ss
said df Taylor County. "But
I still thought after we
got the ball back after we
. scored that we were going
to score here and still, this-
game from them, but it
didn't work out that way."
. Despite the loss and the,
goal of an undefeated year
out the window, the coach
said he still believes his
team has a lot to play for
and that his players would
not be deterred due to the
adversity in the slightest.
"I told them,that there's no
reason we can't go through
the season and 'still have a
good season," Cross said.
"I don't think it (is deflat-
ing) for this team. .They're

a better effort from his
team on both sides of the
ball, especially given the
attitude that the players
brought to start this week's
"I think so. I think they
were, definitely disap-
pointed and I think they
really had a good mental
day trying to fix the things
that we did poorly on Fri-
day," he said. "We've just
got to stick together and
focus on our jobs and our
roles within the team."

fighters. The whole time
(against LC) they fought in
that game and'they'll fight
through this season. they
want to get better and we're
goingto getbetter as ateam.
These kids have that some-
thing special inside them
that they want to work and
they want to be better play-
ers, so I don't think it will be
Sa problem."
SThe Bullpups won't be
baclin action until Sept. 12
against FAMU in Tallahas-
see, and will try to use the
open week to get to work
on making last week's loss
a one-time occurrence.

our agreement with the
ACC that it's difficult and
frustrating. I can see the
frustration that would be
The Michigan series isn't
the only one in jeopardy.
With Pitt now in the ACC,
the Irish aren't expecting
to play the Panthers each
season. Notre Dame hasn't,;
announced whether it will'
continue to play Michigan
State and Purdue.
The Irish schedule is ex-
pected to include five ACC
.teams a year, Navy, .USC
and Stanford (giving it four
home games and four road
games), as well as an oppo-
nent it will face at a neutral
site. Since the Irish play
only five road games each
season, that only leaves
one spot a season for a
school looking for a return
visit from the Irish. ,
Kelly said playing a tough
schedule is important, not-
ing that the 'Irish replace
Michigan with Texas in
2015-16" and 2019-20. He
said strength of schedule
is important heading into
the playoff era, when a
committee decides which
teams will be playing for
a national championship,
Kelly said.
"That theycan look at our
schedule and say, 'That's a:
deserving schedule,'" Kelly

"I think the week off
will be great for us," Cross,
said. "If we had a game,
it would'Ve been a short
,week for us and we have
some kids who are banged
up and now have a little
time to heal. We have time
to correct some things de-
fensively to. put ourselves
in a better position to win.
"We just have to keep do-
ing. what we're doing, just
work on technique and
tackling a littlebit. We have
the pieces in place; we just
need to get them doing
what they're supposed to
be doing."


Penn State Football

Nittany Lions

have high hopes

for Hackenberg
"gj <

The Associated Press .

Christian, Hackenberg
had to hold on to his se-
cret that he was Penn
State's starting quarter-
back tighter than his
After a debut to re-
member, there's no doubt
which QB is leading of-
'fense for the immediate
future at HappyValley.
Hackenberg is the man.
He dazzled 'coach Bill
O'Brien enough in train-
ing camp to wrest the job
away from Tyler Ferguson
and earn the starting spot
last week against Syra-
cuse. O'Brien refused to
publicly name the starter
and.keep fans in the dark
until' pretty much the
moment the 18-year-old
Hackenberg led the Nit-
tany Lions on to the field
at MetLife Stadium. :
Hackenberg's arrival
was considered one of
the biggest victories of
O'Brien's two seasons at
Penn State. He commniit-
ted before the .program
was slammed by NCAA
sanctions due to the Jerry
Sandusky scandal. Nit,
tany Lions- fans worried
Hackenberg might bail,
but he 'stuck it out and
the future is now for the
Up next for Hackenberg
and new-lopk offense?
Penn State's home opener
Saturday against Eastern
"Christian's the starter,"
O'Brien said. "But Ty-
ler needs to be ready to
Ferguson, a junior col-
lege transfer, played only
one series in the 23-17
victory over the Orange.

Hackenberg was Penn
State's second true fresh- -
man QB to start a season
opener' since 1910. He
was 22 of 31 for 278 yards,
with -a .pair of 50-yard
touchdown passes in the
second half, and he led
the Nittany Lions on five
scoring drives.."'..
His yards passing to-
tal was the third highest
by a freshman in school
"Theythrew a lot of stuff
at him," O'Brien said,
"and to be able to handle
it the way he did overall,
is pretty good."
'He was as good as could
be expected in the sec-
ond half, putting away
the Orange with an 11 of
16 for 209-yard effort that
included a 51-yard score
with Allen Robinson and
a 54-yarder with Geno
O'Brien and Hacken-
berg' hit the film 'roobnr
Monday to review the
Performance. The num-
bers were solid; but there's
plenty to improve. .
SHackenberg did throw
two interceptions, and
the offense wasn't helped
by a sputtering running
/game that only gained 57
yards on 38 carries.
O'Brien took the hit for
'"the weak rushing effort.
"The running game
plan starts with me," he
said. "I thoughtthe guys
blocked hard up front. I
don't know why people
think that the offensive
line' struggled, The of-
fensive line, when the
play was called properly
and the right play was
put into the game, the of-
fensive line blocked very,
very well." ,


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Stewart calls injury 'a small bump in the road'

The Associated Press

Tony Stewart, upbeat and
-noticeably thinner, won
his first race since break-
ing his leg in a sprint car
accident when he beat an
employee around the of-
fice at Stewart-Haas Rac-
ing in his wheelchair.
His injury? The three-
time NASCAR champion
called it "a small bump
in the road" and expects
to be back in a race car in
time for next year's Day-
tona 500.
IHow much extracurricu-
lar racing comes with his
NASCAR schedule remains
to be seen.
On pace to run more
than 100 races this year,
SStewart admitted Tues-
day that fatigue had'set in
around the NASCAR :race
at Indianapolis in late July.
That was two weeks be-
fore the sprint car crash at
Iowa, where he broke the
fibula and tibia in his right
At his first public .ap-
pearance since the ac-
cident, Stewart, said he
was planning to cut his
schedule even before the
injury, which has required
two surgeries and left him
homebound for almost a
"I1 am going to get back
in a (sprint) car,'eventu-
ally. There's no-time frame
Son when I'm going to get
Back in one, but I'm defi-
nitely going to cut back the
amount of races, just on
scheduling purposes more
than anything," he& said.,
Using a wheelchair to
navigate his way around
the .,race shop Tuesday,
Stewart said he planned
to return to-the track this
weekend at ,Richmond
Sand hinted he'll use" a mo-
torized scooter because
he's not ready to use the
' crutches he received last,
week. '
This'.is .the first signifi-
cant injury for the 42-year-

NASCAR driver and team co-owner Tony Stewart leaves a news conference Tuesday with help from Josh Katz in Kannapolis, N.C.

old owner/driver of SHR
since his move to NASCAR
ini 1999. His streak of 521:
consecutive starts came to'
an end with the injury.
SteWart is accustomed to
racing as many as six days
a week, not to mention
keeping busy with hisbusi-
ness ventures as co-owner
*of the NASCAR team, own-
er of his sprint car teams
and owner of multiple race
tracks. Stewart joked that
his days since the accident
have been a lazy loop of.
watching "Oprah" while
he recovers at the North.
Carolina home of longtime,
business manager Eddie
The reality is that he's
been entertained by a
steady stream of visitors
- he had nine. consecu-
tive hours of guests the
Thursday before the Aug.
24 race at Bristol. He cited
Clint Bowyer as one of his
favorite visitors, and men-
tioned a text message from

,Formula 1 driver Mark
Webber. '
:."The outreach from, peo-
ple from IndyCar racing,
sports car racing, NAS-
CAR racing, the sprint car
community and the visit
tors that we had ... that's,
been a huge, huge asset,
and keeping me motivated
and my spirits up," Stewart
said. "I'm kind of surprised
myself to be.honest I'm
surprised "I've been this
upbeat about it, and I don't
know why. But I guess I just
look at it as it's just a bump
in the road.
4"To.go 35 years and run
all the hundreds of races
and 'thousands', of races
we've run, and to finally
have an injury, it's like, this
hasn't been a bad run of
going out getting hurt. I'm
one of those believers that
everything happens for
a reason, and I feel lucky
that I guess if it's going to
happen that the timing
of it happened in a sce-

nario where I'm not going and then on Thursday I
to miss next year, I'm not was told thatthey had a
going to miss a race. Got contract ready,' he .said.
a lot of great friends and a "When he asked me,.about
lot of great friends that are it, L wanted to: make sure
drivers. that I compete with that we had the time the
each week that have been timing is very tight, and
there to keep me pumped we're going to have to get a
up." lot done in a short amount
He's also kept busy.,with of time to accomplish this.
SHR co-owner Gene Haas' "I was just worried about
desire 'to expand the orga-, the time frame, and that's
nization to four teams to what he hired me for. My
accommodate Kurt Busch. job is to protect this com-
Haas presented Stewart. pany, to look out for it, to
with his plan the'day af- make sure what we,do we
ter Stewart was released do in the right timing."
from the hospital. Stewart That,snafu aside, Stewart
was reluctant because he has gone to great, lengths
felt it was too short of a to remain engaged with all
timetable, to add a fourth of his businesses during'
driver for 2014. Unbe- his time on the injury list.
knownst to him. Haas had He said aside from'not be-

already offered Busch a
contract on a deal that was
rapidly coming together
while Stewart was virtually
incapacitated..' .
"When Gene, came to
-me about the fourth team,
he told me on a Monday,

ing able to race; he's only
*missed one appearance
and has held meetings'at
Jarvis' house over, the last
three weeks.
SHe will resume much of
his regular schedule be-
ginning this week, starting

with an appearance in Tal-
lahassee, Fla., on Wednes-
Sday and another in Rich-
mond onThursday.
The injury, he said, was
nothing more than an acci-
dent just like Bobby La-
bonte had last week when
he broke three ribs cycling
- and Stewart firmly in-
sisted accidents are a part
of living life to the full-
est, something he'll never
chanfige about himself.
"It's just life, guys. Things
happen every day that you
can't :guard against all the
time," Stewart said. "You
haye got to .live life. You
cart spend your whole
life trying to guard against
something happening. If
you do that, in my opinion,
you've wasted your time.
"We're all here a short
amount of time in the big
picture, and I'm somebody
That .waits to live life. I'm
going to take full advan-
tage of whatever time I've
got on this earth. I'm going
to ride it out to the fullest,
'and I'm going to get my
money's worth, you can
bet your butt on that."
He's also committed to
improving safety in sprint
car racing, which has tak-
en several hits this year.
NASCAR driver-Jason Lef-
fler was killed in a June
accident in -New Jersey,
and Stewart broke his leg
a day after .Kramer Wil-
liamson died from injuries
suffered in an accident in
"Sprint car racing has
had a dark cloud overit this
summer, and just a lot of
things that normally don't
happen in it have hap-
pened in a short amouhi
of time," he. said. "There's
going to be' something
positive come out, just
like i. NASCAR: There's no
formal group like NASCAR
put together to actually do
:this, but it's independent
*manufacturers .that are
sayingrwe're going to figure
something out. and that's
pretty impressive to see."

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Dear Annie: Atrial fibrillation is a'seri-
ous health issue that can lead to stroke. I
didn't even really know about it until my
wife and I attended a preventive health
screening at a local church where they
checked for atrial fibrillation and other
stroke risk factors. It turns out that atrial
fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat that
- you may not even feel. We had no idea
my wife had this condition until the
,screening. We brought the results to our,
doctor's office, and they jumped on it. An:
EKG confirmed the screening results a
nd told us that my wife was on the verge.
of having a stroke. This screening saved
her life. ,
September is Atrial Fibrillation
Awareness Month, and I hope everyone
will be checked for it. 'It is treatable.
Finding it and working with your doctor
to manage it can save your life or the life
of someone you love. '

Dear Annie: I recently learned that my
husband of 40 years has reconnected
with an old flame. I don't think anything
has happened between them yet,
but I am sure he'd go for it if he wouldn't
get caught. So, I would like to address

this to her: ,.
Dear OtherWoman: My husband is a
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in 40 years. Don't expect him to attend
church or any other activity with you.
Don't expect to have a social life. Don't
expect him to go.for a walk with you,
even though he has a number of health
issues and a walk would be good for him.
Do expect to work full time and still do
almost everything else to run the house-
hold. Do expect him to spend almost, "
every evening and weekend watching ::
TV Do expect him to want sex on a
regular basis, although he doesn't care
about your- satisfaction. When his grand-
children visit, do expect to entertain and
watch them, because he won't.
From your conversations with him,
you probably think I am just baggage at,':
this p6int, but say the word, and I will .
pack his suitcase.,-, ,;
Dear TooTired: Your marriage sounds.:
depressing and exhausted. If you
want to salvage what's left, please con'-.
sider putting some energy back into iti -
Marriage takes effort from both ,

Who "said, "We do not learn by infer- North 0"4-I s wins with his
4s 10985
ence and deduction and the application I A J 10 2 queen and cash-
of mathematics to philosophy, but by -6o41 es the ace. Then
direct intercourse and sympathy"? West aQst his best play is
I found this quote credited to both V e 9 63 immediately'.
4 Q 7 6 3 4 5 42
Henry David Thoreau and Richard M. 019 962 4? ,088 5 to shift to a low
Nixon. Is it possible that Nixon borrowed Sou club. If he does,
from Thoreau? K Q 8754 should South
Whichever, clearly neither was a bridge *K J play his jaclk;or,,
player. Our game is full of inferences Deaer South king? Probably,
, Vulnerable:D East-West.
from which we learn information about south West North East though, East will
a deal. Because someone did something, 1V, Pass 3 try to cash a third
4 V Pass Pass Pass ry
he must have this or cannot have that. s spade. Declarer
. Today's deal is a testing example of this. I opening liead: +3- ruffs, crosses to
South is in four hearts. West leads the dummy with a trump, and leads a club
diamond three, dummy's 10 taking the up. What is your guess? Why?
trick. How should South continue? This is no certainty, but think back to
SSouth has only nine winners: six hearts trick one. West led from a weak queen-
and three diamonds, He probably needs high suit. If he had had queen-high
.to guess clubs,. clubs, he might have chosen that suit
However, before doing that, he should,. instead. But if'he had ace-high clubs, he
draw trumps, cash his diamond tricks would never have led it. So the correct
and exit with a spade. Here, suppose East play for'declarer is his club jack.






* .2.Grave spaces avaIl. (not side by side) |
jat PIdnecrest Memoral Gard"ens- Madanna
$W600.eaqh Call: 865-436-7314

I Pay CASH for Diabetic test
S strips. Up to $10 per box!
Most brands considered.
All boxes mustbe unopened
S and unexpired.
CallMatt 334-392-0260

Professional Piano & Organ Teacher
I teach private piano and organ lessons in my
home in the Highlands. 30 years experience
teaching private lessons and in schools.
S Great Gift For All Ages!

LARGE SALE: 4271 Lafayette St. Marianna
Fri. 30th Sept. Sunday 8th. 8-2
Antiques, collectibles & lots of treasured Junk

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Be your own boss and partner with the
world's largest commercial
cleaning franchise. $20K!
equipment, supplies, training and $5,000.
in monthly customer included.

8Equipment training and 60K
I' annual. gross $19,500
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BUY NOW!!! Popular 1
Fcrefor Sale in Dothan -
$ 0Info Call (334) 6-98-703

DOOR SHOP: Interior' Exterior Replacement.
Only full service door shop In Wiregrass.
Southern Lumber Supply 334-792-1131
TRUSS SHOP: Sheds Houses Barns
Southern Lumber Supply 334-792-1131
BE -sz. Eg emprPdc4
Ozark334-33-91. I

CALL BOB (334) 219-4697
OR 850) 710-0189

If You Have If anid Don't Need It..
$.ll kItn the CLA5SIFIEDi'

,Home Health
2 adult commodes. $40 ea.
Commodes have all the
necessary parts. Shower/ bath bench. $40.
Very sturdy. Folding walker $30.24v Merits
Power Chair $1,600. Power chair has new bat-
teries and charger. All prices are negotiable.
All equipment in excellent condition and comes
with all the necessary parts. All equipment is
clean and sanitary. Call Mike Tatum. 334-464-
2333 .

Af Plexus Slim the all-natural.
way to lose weight and inches
*by burning fat, not muscle..
E f eSimply add to water, shake, &
drink. It's that.easfl No caf- -
feine, No stimulants, No meal
B M replacements, No shakes.'

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

Compost Tea ,
Why Compost Tea?Compost tea makes the.
nutrients in the sol more readily available to-
the plants therefore increasing nutrient uptake
and providing protection for your plants from
pest and disease. My compost tea has a broad
array of minerals that solls today usually lack.
You will notice the benefits of this product im-
mediately. My compost tea will benefit'any'
grower in every type of growing condition
whether it be for your lawn, flower garden,
vegetable garden or a much larger scale like
Sa farm contact me for your compost tea. '
334-618-2986 .

Trumpet, Carint, Trombone, ,
iis Bel axiolnMh4, Guitar ;
,; from27w.5Mnt eihor$269.CASH
WMtWarantWIsInDotsi ;.
IFREE Musle-Stad 33479 555;

Flatbed Trailer: 10,000 lb. haul weight; 6"
channel tongue & frame; 2 5200# brake axles /
&; 15', 8-ply radial tires; heavy
dutytreadplatefenders; 2"x8" pressure treat-
ed wood floor; 5' chain up ramps; 7000# drop-
leg jack; 3" channel crossmembers @ 18" on
center; 2-5/16" coupler. $2,200. Call Paul at

Lage gray bob-tailed cat
has gone missing in Laver
Hills. He is approximately 14
Ubs. He answers to the name,
Brutus and is extremely af-
fectionate and friendly. He m
did have a break-away collar
on when he disappeared on 12 July 13. If any-
one has seen him or knows where he is please
call 334-449-1422 or 334-446-1005. A RE-
R9il1IT! fF[[ IT! FINu) IT!

Jackson County Floridan

* AKC German Shepherd puppies black & tan
Males & Females parents on site.
s o $350. ea. 334-393-4612 4-
*AKC Shetle puppies
Born and raised in our
home. Tri & sable color,
$500. Call 334-718-6840
Dobermans: AKC, 5 males 3 females.
I have black, blue, and blondes left. $450.
Call 334-621-0352 334-775-1700 ,
* Full Blooded English Mastiff female, 2 yr 1/2
old; fawn color, great disposition, spayetl, vet
* checked $500.334.671-0467 or 334-718-3650
Lost Dog:-8/25 Yorkie, Sheffield Dr. 14 yrs old.
blind, deaf, pancreatitis, diabetic, needs insulin
2x day, special diet. Offering large REWARD
Call: 850-482-2868 PLEASE I'm DESPERATE
Pure Breed Boston Terrier Puppies 6-M, 3-F
shots, 3 wks old, Ready Sept. 14th, great mark-'
ings, parents on site $250. Call 334-461-9332 or
Good Manners Obedience,
,* Confirmation classes,
$50. for 6 weeks
Rally/Agility Intro. $75.
Shots required 4
Starting September 10th
Call 334-790-6226 or 334-299-3315
or 850.547-2370
Found Sm Dog: red, long hair, sweet, East of:
Hwy 90 8/22. Call to identify 850-557-3070

Fresh Florida Olives: Green Gate Olive Grove is
now open for U-Plick' Season!
Ascolana "Lg" $4. Lbs Mission "Med" $2. Lbs
Free complete recipes for curing with lOIbs or
more. 2 miles West of Hwy 167 on Nortek Rd.
Call 850-763-6355 or 850-596-4963

d| ~Fresh Green
t Wealso have
shelled peanuts
850-209-3322 or S50-573-6594
4128 Hwy 231

3BR/2BA- Fully furnished with guest house
& 3 storage buildings Abbeville $375,000.
Call 334-618-8296 or 334-673-1778

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

Campbellton Farm Service 5221 Hwy. 231 South ,
850-263-6324 4
New Crop Bulk Oats.
(Good for, Cover Crop or Grazing) $4.00 bushel
50# cleaned & bagged Oates
(horse feed) $8.00 bal
HAY: Russell Bermuda Hay for sale. .
Round bales. $50/bale. Calli334-718-3931.
Horse Quality Hay, barn kept 719 S. Iall St
Slocomb,.AL 334886-7034 or 706-741-0856
,.Sqaureand Round Bales Will Deliver

12 ft.tall 30 gal.
$69.95 buy 2
get one FREE


Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
By appointment


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It u .mi.M.j i.?L-4 Dispatcher contract position onItracEt.
.located in our Graceville office. Beautiful Waterfront Home For Sale
Working days, nights and someS t
weekends and holidays, 40 hours a week.For See Pictures on:23321125
Good clerical and computer skills necessary. For Sale By Owner Listing 23321125

Paper Carie Wt Send Resume to:
orUdWest dlorda Eleddctric Cooperative, *-X3G E S 3SB
ATTN: Personnel Department, ...- M ATV FOR SALEH
Mature P.O. Box 127 Graceville, FL 32440 E \ 2013 Polaris RZR 800.
SReliable *' 850-263-3231. : Seats 2, low hours and
Relible.850-63-331.comes with a four year
SBusiness Minded DRUG FREE WORKPLACE & extended warranty. In
SProof of Insurance EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. great condition. $13,300.
Dependable Transportation.,,... 347-1302 or 494-0724 for questions or to see!
SCO L &EIN $$*.*T UCTION 1968 Chaparral 15ft Walk Thru Windshield Boat
". ~ aa with 80HP Mercury, needs water pump, good
$50 "J 1 5 8O ..,, ... '., '.... i .0h .o. + trailer $1,500; Call 334-790-5370
Look ahead to your
UU o future!Start training. Ba'sstracker 1988,
nt .... FOR TIS for a newcareer in tMercury. ,60-'', HP'
Per month AFTER expenses ru 1 Medical Assisting, ,depth finder, trailer,
S. COLLEGE Medical Office Admin., 1 excellent condition,
Pharmacy Technology, $2,300 334-632-0018
*a t.... ti for o c at ..he Electrical Trades & HVAC! Lancer 16' Stick Steering Boat, 60hPp Mercury 4
Bi or C ~niracI alneCall FortisCollege 888-202-4813 stroke motor w/stainless steel 3-blade prop;
Jackson CountyFIridan For consumer info: visit on board charger; Motor-Guide trolling motor
Jackson Cunty ia ... .. ." 'AW/46 lb. .thrust, and foot control; 2 Minn. Kota
4403 Constitution Lane, electric anch6rs;Lawrence depth/fish finder; 2
403 Consiuion B nice cushioned seats; Aerated live well; DriVe-
MariannaTi -. on trailer w/greasable hubs and spare tire;
APARMENT FU[very few hours]. Asking price: $13,000 OBO
S1BR1BAFurn I '! (Home:229-732-6421) (Cell: 229-310-9795)
------ HBALFuCARshed Apt n Cypress, $400 /mo
+4 dep. Incl. water/garb.lawn/pest:control CM R" E: TR"I... .
*i 50592-i2359 /' 8504209-195 *
L ' 850-592-2359 850-209 5 '. Allegro Motor Home 2001 Ford V10,33ft.
NPRMETT .NI- HD with 2 slides, 41K. iN-- H *- .. --.- $35,000. 334-797-4777. Stored inside building

Northwest Florida community Hospital, -- -B: .
Chipley, FL is seeking qualified ': sftdio Apt-MaAanTO FRna S'AL E
candidates for.the following position: i0/mo.S4 ulckZ002LaSabre. I Owner. Garaged. All
ude electric/ar/trh, 334-7Options. 19,800 7-2446.original miles.. $7,400.
..... +' 1 .id~l eledc waer rsh, 334-797-2446.

S COOK'. ijif.leaSe Chevrolet 2008 Impala- red, 4-door, 58.175
1T, f u h lth x.i e '. miles, one owner, exc. cond. $9795.
F.T, full menu, healthcare experience i .BRAi- Mat i 334-712-0251.
. ..' ,.V.... .. .A.. A,
preferred e1 ". ,w .. dil/n_ .*Ford 1996 Taurus GL Wag-
;: ': Baker : "..-oon. loaded, cold air, good.
.e.fe...... _$525/im0, /dep.I lr Noas Pet-N tires, extra clean, only
FFT, healthcare experience preferred al: Joanne 85 6930570 30,000 miles, $3695. Call
I Applicatinls available online at rHUSS FU 1RNIH Ford 1998 Explorer XLT, 4WD, SOHC V-6 Engine,
Applications availbe line at Low mileage engine and tires, new front end,
www.NFCH.Org and/or application to: 3BR/1BA 1712 Mlsison Rd. Furn house CH&A, new rotors and pads all around. Weathertec
V E il dbliuntfSnfch,0rg with carport!$650. Mo. + $650 Dep.No smoking mats and cargo tray. Luggage rack and cargo
Email dUUI tII .o :: or Pets; Credit Report & lyr lease required. roller cover. 2 volume set of dealer shop man-
(850) 415-8106 or Fax (850) 6384622 Call 850-638-6405 for appointment .. uals, wellmaintained, garage kept Much more.
*Priced below KBB. $3,500. r Call 334A886,2163
Smoke and Drug Free Campus. EOE _B Ford 2008 _Mustang GT
1 & 2BR Apartments In Marianna Grabber Orange. Premium
8 12 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own Edition. Garage kept, one
Lot rent Included. For details owner & only 71,800 miles.
,,- 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4 Clear title. Never been in an accident nor had
32oble Homany mechanical issues. Excellent condition.
S3/2 Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home (by itself) KBB rates the cdar worth $16,800 and I am only
Son quiet lot In Sneads. 850-209-8595 asking $15,500 OBO. Car is located in Enter-
prise, AL. 334-360-0045 for more information.
3BR/1.SBA Brick Home 2589 McClain St. ^. *- GMC 2001 Yukon XL Denali
Cottondale $750. Mo + Dep 334-714-8343 Burgundy w/beige leather
or 334-714-9553 interior and heated'seats.
G .ENR 5eM *ui 3BR/2BA single family home w/garage and big Front and rear AC controls,
r back yard. Located in great neighborhood, equipped with Bose 6 CD changer system.
USE COUNSELO $700/month and $500 dep. CR & A required. Comes with tinted windows and rear defogger
i.' .: Call 954-445-2451 for appointment. also has third row seats and is fully loaded.
o' nd. puwl .* Austin Tyler & Co Has keyless entry and security system in place.
bd~o t .t0e e ,.Quality Homes & Apartments It has 284,306 miles mostly highway and it is a
Se I 'r,66- Quality Homes & Apartments t"M36!eT^ hwyQls
v gb flcri *850- 526-3355 or good family vehicle. $4,500. 850-526-1819
c eNs-ibW s n tl 1 "Property Management Is Our ONLY Business" Infinitil 2004 Q45
yau' on, trearn panngm Lovely 3BR/1BA House on Wilson St. Clean, in M .- 1 Premium model. 38,000
Sgru.p'couielig RIs1 town, near schools, nice yard, quiet neighbor- original miles. Harvest
4. nedOft 0ia dd ng -' tft bSilver with tan leather
;.oe',~l*aieadlinfgsub nceabsi'- hood, outdoor pets ok. $625/mo plus deposit Silver with tan leather
genct i.we have '1enprofding'' 850-482-62 1/209-0188 1 interior. Unbelievably nice. Brand new Michelin
*sMvfik _unit__f__Id__.__3 -years _nJ',__o__v tires. Non-smoker and garage kept. By owner.
*aid 4We'h ah'46- nrng at.our.Jaclz o MOBIL-E HOE'. ORR= I -T lid$16,900. Call or text 334-806-6004.
; Coun bffice.Potntial counselors must Lexus2000GS300
h d d- - e A" . .R" . 9 3 b d m o H n te e l o t t g e u 2 0 0 G 3 0
fhavtrongounselingslillandtheabilty 2& 3'bdroem mobie Home- i n ain otto le. Gold w/tan leather interi-
to communicate and' I $500 andup H20;g ge, s.wer mduded. or. Air, sunroof, all power.
abusetreabt aI nt modalities. ,'" .. AM/FM/CD, 100k miles.
Bachelors Degree require, Mastr Degree [, **:,.: 5 '. -'5M09- 847-, I' Excellent condition. $10,000 firm. Call 671-8178
preferred. Salary range $26,893-$34 06
.'- D;E. +:FULL BENEFITS RACKAGE.-: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale. Mercury 2003
-'(lc]dg; 5daysv5ca ,,5'la ck NO PETS CH&A $325- $5OO/MoMnth M ountaineer Very well
,leave 10 iad'holldaysi health & db6Il Please call 850-258-1594 or maintained SUV. All wheel
f,'ilsuraneeietijrhentlpro-' m.witl)--: 850-638-8570 Leave Message drive. Fully equipped with
401K optl6ih andi&o-re),'. "- all options. $6.500. Call 334-790-1233
Send resume aud cover letter to CARE, : 2 &3 BR Mobile Homes
Attin Delbert Horton, 4000E.3rd St, Panama in -_anannao eads (802989 I **
Cly, Fl.. 32404 EEO/DFWP/DrIg Screening. in Madanna & Sneads (850)209-8595 ,

SMobile 'Homes for Rent 2/1 Located between
1 ~Grand Ridge & Sneads.
rP~ v k. ,. Includes water, garbage & pest main s .
/7>:~r ,' $ 360. Mo 850-573-0308 4- A
[^ ~\'P< "V-. r''{ Quiet well maintained Park, water/sewer/ *>^^
;=' \ garbage/lawn included. 3/2 $625., 3/2 $550.
Y u i II fl 'A^ 2/1 Brick Duplex $600. w/ carport g anMI---T 'JlHJI~h
Y O f "Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 A Chest Freezer: GE, 8.8CU, good condition $125.
r llP ^^ ^, SmallQuiet'Fami~ly Oriented Park 1,2 & 3BR Call 850-482-3253--------
rF i i ,+_.'t+.' Hfl l. fM .H'J. +.. .es wafter,'.garbage. Day Bed, nice wood-complete set $300:QBO
aBI,:.^;++;l 4i5 2. ; -1 a9. s '*" 850-593-6919. ,. .*.. .'

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Volvo 2008 C30 T5 (turbo)_
61,000 mi. Leather seats,
power seats & windows,
ibheated seats;'Sunroof.
Bluetooth, navigation,
AM/FM radio, CD player, keyless entry. Great
cond. $17,500.334-477-6831 or 334-477-6839

*i 2002 Harley-Davidson
*Sportster XL1200C Cus-
f if ~tom. Excellent condition.
.'l Screamin' Eagle II exhaust
.. Saddlebags & cover includ-
^^h ed. Beautiful bike. $5,000.
Contact 440-213-7702 for more information.
Harley Davidson 2007 Dyna Wide & Glide, black
w/ silver trim $14,000 low miles, garage kept
96 cubic inch engine. 6-sp. trans, new tires,
boss saddle bags many, mustang seat
and extras 850-557-0313.
Harley Davidson 2009 Soft-Tall Custom with
new RCcomponent, whels;, :rotors,:belt pully, '
brakes & tires, exc. cond. 13K miles, garage
kept,Ilike new $12,000. FIRM 334-596-8581.
Yamaha 2006 V-Star 1100 custom, red in color,
lots of chrome, windshield $4900. 334-618-2068.

U GMC 4007 Yukon SLT 2WD.
Located at Lemon Lot on
Westgate Pkwy. Original
owner. Brown/tan leather !
seats. Loaded. 95,300 ml.
4 brand new tires. Priced
S below blue book. Excellent
condition. $19,800. Call Todd 334-596-2925.
Hyundai 2006 Santa Fe V-6, 72,300 miles, good
condition, silver in color, $10,000 334-464-7552..

BOX TRUCK 2004 Frieghtliner M-2 26 ft. with
attic, air brakes, cat engine, 6 sp. trans.
26,000 gvwr, 195K miles, exc. cond. $14,600.
Call: 334-798-1221.
Ford 2000 F150 extra cab, 4-doors loaded,
automatic, 178,000 miles, new tires, runs great
$5,500. FIRM 334-596-9966
iFord 2006 F-250, Fx4 Turbo
Diesel, Leather, many ex-
tras,'only 74,000 miles.
$22,995. DEAL MAX AUTO,
Call 334-479-8402.
Tractor Yanmar Diesel 1986 with bush hog &
rebuilt engine, runs great! $3200.
Call Dean 334-983-3164.

Honda 2008 Odyssey EXL, 58K, great cond. 1-
owner MUST SELL! $18,500. OBO 334-618-0808

24 HOUR TOWING 334-79248664
S$0 Down/hst Payment,
STax, Tag & Title Pass
H Repo pass bankruptcy
Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
*m Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550 _

Fiberglass Cap for Toyota Truck $150."
Thermostat Woodalrs $70. Toshiba DVD/VIdeo
player & remote $75.850-526-4264

Come grow with us.-

Samuel Cherry

SBenjamin irwin "ehny iollioway

Ctrlsti ne irwin

Petler Haves .

Client-focused. Experienced. Compassionate. Driven.
We are growing again and looking to expand our team.

Experienced without ego.
Creative and confident.

(334) 793-1000 I. |

Cherry & Irwin
No representation Is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.



Jackson County Floridan Wednesday, September 4, 2013- 9 B

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Case #: 2012-CA-000074

The Bank Of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank
"Of New York As Trustee For the
SCertificateholders of the CWABS. Inc., Asset-
Backed Certificates Series 2007-8
John 0. Holman and Tracie Lynn Holman, Hus-
band and Wife: Unknowvn Parties in Possession
#1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming
by, through, under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties
may claim an interest as Spouse. Heirs.
Devisees, Grantees. or Other Claimants; Un-
known Parties in Possession ;2. II living, and
all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, un-
der and against the above named Defendant(s)
Who are not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
Ser said Unknown Partiesmay claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants '- .
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an'Order
dated August 19 2013, entered in Civjl Case No,
2012r-CA-000074 of the Circuit Court of the 14th
Judicial Circuit in and for Jackson County, Flori-
: da, wherein Thh Bank Of New York Mellon ,
f/k/a The Bank Of New York As Trustee For the
.'Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-
SBacked Cbrtificates Series 2007-8, Plaintiff and
John 0. Holman and Tracie Lynn Holman, Hus--
band and Wife are defendantss, l, Clerk of ,
Court, Dale Rabon Guthrie, will sell to the high-
estand best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT "
TIME on September 16 2013, the following .de-'
scribed property as set forth in said F, inal Judg-
ment, to-wit: .
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation In order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at
P.O. BOx 1089, Panama City, .F.32402 at (850)
747-5338, at-least seven (7) days before your
scheduled court appearance, or immediately
u i receiving this notification if the time be-
fore the scheduled'appearance is less than sev-
en (7) days. If Nou are hearing impaired, call.',
711. ;. "; .. .. :
/s/Dale RabonGuthib ,
Jacksop County, Florida
'/s/ Tammy Bailey
On Thursday, September 5, at 4:00 PM, the -
SJackson County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a Special Meeting regarding the
County's Budget at 2864 Madison Street. Ma-
rianna, Florida. Other matters may be ad-
dressed as presented. -
In accordance withithe Americans with Disabil-
I ties Act, persons needing special accommoda-
S,.tion to participate in this meeting should con-
tact the Administrator's assistant no later than
5 days prior to the meeting. The Administra-
tor's assistant may be contacted at 2864 Madi-
sonStreet, Marianna, .FL, 32448, (850) 482-9633,,
or (800) 955-8771 (TDD). .. .
"AT&T Mobility proposes to construct two
telecommunications tower facilities in Jackson
County. Both project sites will consist of a 195'
monopole telecommunications tower and asso-
ciated equipment within a 100' by 100' fenced
compound. The facilities will be located at 5246
Florida 71, Malone, FL 32445 and 1961 Porter
Ave., Grand Ridge, FL 32442. If you have any ,
concerns of any historic properties that might
Sbe adversely affected by this.project, please
contact Doug Butler, Trileaf Corp., 2700
, Westhall Ln., Ste. 200, Maitland, FL 32751, Please include the proj],
ect address and the location of the historic
resource youI believe might be affected."

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Watkins signs with Dolphins

Former Ist-round
draft pick excited
for a fresh start

The Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. Former
first-round draft-pick Dar-
ny Watkins says he's grate-
ful for a fresh start with the
Miami Dolphins after be-
ing cut by the Philadelphia
Watkins signed a
$555,000, one-year con-
tract with Miami and
joined the team Tuesday.
"It's the most exciting
time in my life again," he
said after practice. "I've had
a grin on my face since this
morning. It's been great."
Watkins, a guard, spent
two seasons with the Ea-
gles and started 18 games
before losing his job early
last year. He was a surprise
choice with the 23rd over-
all selection at age 26 when
the Eagles made him the
oldest first-round pick at
thattime since 1980.
Watkins will provide
depth behind starting
guards Richie Incognito
and John Jerry. Miami
waived second-year center
Josh Samuda.

After being cutbythe Eagles,
Danny Watkins signed a one-
year, $555,000 deal with the
Dolphins on Tuesday.

Bailey back on field, doesn't practice

.The Associated Press

Champ Bailey suited up
for practice only to sit out.
The Denver Broncos Pro
Bowl cornerback stepped
on the field Tuesday wear-
Sing his cleats and helmet,
but didn't participate in the
session. His availability for
the season opener Thurs-
day against the Baltimore
Ravens remains uncertain
due to a tender left foot.
Asked if his foot was feel-
ing.any better as he made
his way out of the locker.
room, Bailey simply re-
sponded: "Yeah, yeah. Ev ,
ery day, every day."
Coach John Fox- had no
update on Bailey, only say-'
ing "our final injury report
comes out (Wednesday).
We'll leave it at that."
Bailey has been out since
spraining his foot Aug. 17
in a preseason game at
Seattle .
He said.Monday that he
was "very close" to. being
ready. Bailey also indicat-.
ed his playing status re-,
mains "up in the air," since
the troublesome foot still

Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey's availability for the season opener is still uncertain.

sometimes hampers, him
when he backpedals or
runsside to side.
Should Bailey be unavail-
able, Chris Harris could
slide over and start on the
left side opposite fellow
cornerback' Dominique
Rodgers-Cromartie., .
"I've: been starting the.
whole -preseason, so it's
the same mentality,- just
play my role," Harris said.

"We've still got guys who
can play. I feel like I can
come in and step up. I've
done it before. We're a good.
group. We have a good core
Inaddition to Bailey, run-
ning back C.J. Anderson
and tight end Joel Drees-
sen didn't practice due to
knee. injuries. Offensive
lineman Chris Kuper (an-
klel was limited during the

final practice before the
"!'The guys have been
focused, understandably
so," Fox said of this week's
tempo at practice. "It's
the start of a new season.
We're fortunate to be kick-
ing off the NFL season on
national television, against
an opponent we know
pretty well and they.know
us pretty well."

Vilma to IR; Saints,

bring back receiver

Robert Meachem'

The Associated Press

players league-wide" had
offered teammates for

METAIRIE, La. The years.
New Orleans Saints During a lengthy appeal,
brought back receiver he was reinstated in Week
Robert Meachem, shortly 1 of ,the- regular season,
after his release by the San but placed on the physi-
Diego Chargers, then later cally unable to perform list
Tuesday placed linebacker before-finally playing on
Jonathan Vilma on injured Oct. 21.
reserve; designated to re,- He also filed a.defamrna-
turn this season. don lawsuit against NFL
Vilma can't practice for Commissioner; Roger
the first six weeks of the GoodeU, which eventually
schedule and can't be ac- was dismissed.
tivated for the first eight,. MNleachem has signed a
weeks. Vilma has been re- one-year contract. He was
habbing after August knee the Saints' first-round draft
surgery. choice in 2007 and left for
Vilma was a central fig- San Diego as a free agent
ure in the Saints bounty last season., '
scandal last year. He.ini- His best season in New
tiallyreceived afull-season )Orleans was 2009. when
suspension, which banned he had 45 catches for 722
him from Saints facilities yards 'and 'nine touch-
during much of the offsea- downs in helping the
son and training camp. Saints win their only Super
Vilma maintained he Bowl title.
would never intention- Last season, Meachem
ally injure fellow players,, caught 14 passes for 207
and that the'bonuses were yards and two TD, both
Similar to incentives NFL against the Saints.


Miami gets new

look at LB with

Wheeler, Ellerbe

The Associated Press..,

DAVIE, Fla. Even be-
fore they've played a game
together, the two new
linebackers for the Miami
Dolphins have formed a
strong bond, overcoming
differences'in their back-
grounds that could cause
a rift., .
Dannell Ellerbe attend-
ed Georgia. Philip Wheel-
er went to Georgia Tech.
'."He knows they never
beat us, so we're all right,"
Ellerbe said.
S"As long as he knows
I'm smarter than him be-
cause I went to Georgia
Tech, there's no problem,"
Wheeler said.
The Dolphins want
their new tandem to do
more than coexist. The
ability, of Wheeler and
Ellerbe to disrupt plays
with their blitzing skills is
expected to result in more
takeaways for a defense
that found them tough to last year.
Miami signed the free
agents to five-year deals
in March and parted with
Karlos Dansby and Kevin
Burnett, the team's top
tacklers in 2012. Ellerbe
received a $34.75 million
contract, and Wheeler
signed for $26 million.
That made them cheap-
er than Dansby and Bur-
nett. They're also younger
and faster.
"The thought was that
we needed to get faster
and more explosive and
more physical at the
point of attack," general
manager Jeff Ireland said.
"They're two guys that
get their hands on a lot of
balls, theyplay on allthree
downs, they're physical
and they can run. It just
made good sense to us."
The Dolphins will find
out whether the change
is an upgrade beginning
Sunday, when they open
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three years, but the unit
slipped to 21st in the NFL
in yards allowed in 2012,
and the Dolphins tied for
fourth-worst in takeaways
with six fumble recover-
ies and 10 interceptions.
Dansby and Burnett had
Ellerbe .and Wheeler
don't possess dazzling
takeaway statistics, either.
But the Dolphins believe
the duo, along with Pro
Bowl defensive end Cam-
eron Wake and top draft
pick Dion Jordan, can be
deployed in various pass-:
rushing combinations to
force more mistakes: by
the offense.
Defensive coordinator
Kevin Coyle described
Wheeler and EUllerbe as
"We'll determine if we
were right in terms of
making the switch here
as we go down the road,"
Coyle said.. "Certainly
what we've seen in prac-
tice are two guys who are
very explosive, play physi-
cal and play a very aggres-
sive style of game. They're
very good blitzers, and.we
felt going into the offsea-
son we had to improve
in that area -- to get our
linebackers more produc-
tive in the blitzes."
Wheeler and Ellerbe
were inseparable for much
of training camp, often
walking on and off the
field together and stand-
ing side by side when on
the sideline.
"We ,are both learning,
so were going to need
each other to get through
this thing," Ellerbe said.
"I feel we're going to be
a good tandem," Wheeler
said. "We know each oth-
er pretty well now. We're
good friends, and. we're
going to have fun. ..He's
fast,, physical and smart.
We play similar. We have
the same mentality. I think
we'll do well together."

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