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The water at Jackson Blue Spring
May get even more beautiful as
the state prepares to offer farmers
in the basin some money to help
retrofit their irrigation and fertilizer
distribution systems, a change that
would ultimately improve water
Quantity and quality at.the spring.
Blue Spring may
From staff reports. teams. The change could help.
them use less water and less
Farmers in the Jackson Blue fertilizer, potentially reducing
Spring basin who want to im- their operational costs as well
prove their irrigation and fertil- as their use of water resources.
izer distribution systems may The retrofit program will also
be able to access some fund- give additional funding to the
ing from a new springs protec- Northwest Florida Mobile Irri-
tion project totaling as much as gation Lab, which is tasked with
$1.2 million for the county. The identifying and implementing
money, from a combination of best management practices and
sources, is meant to improve irrigation improvements. Offi-
Water quality and reduce wa- cials did not say how the money
ter use demands .in the spring's, would be split.
Contribution area. Eligible Officials estimate the retro-
farmers who receive part of the fits could save roughly 420 gal-
money will be given direct as- lons of water per acre per day
distance to help them retrofit across the Jackson Blue area.
their center-pivot irrigation sys- This should improve spring flow
and water quality, officials say.
Farmers could also be helped
in implementing improved pro-
cesses and technologies related
to application of fertilizer and
pesticides. Officials estimate
those upgrades could reduce
the use of fertilizer by as much
as 12,000 year for the average
farm. That decrease would- sig-
nificantly reduce the amount
of nutrients entering .the
groundwater and, ultimate-
ly, the Blue Spring. Officials
say this program should help
achieve the target nutrient re-
ductions set by Department of
See SPRINGS, Page 7A
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Jackson County firefighter/EMTJames Freudenberg talks about his experiences on the business end of medical care as he sits in the ambulance
simulator at Chipola College Wednesday.Massey was burned by steam while fighting a house fire near Cottdndale.
Freudenberg returns to school while healing from multiple steam injuries
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTERI n _
Jackson County Firefight-
er/EMT James Freudenberg
is back in paramedic school '
after almost three weeks :of ".... i,
recovery from the steam in- i ;;..
juries he suffered in an Aug. : ""' ,
12 firefight at a house in Cot- -.
tondale. He received 2nd andi" "
3rd degree burns on his right
hand and arm, and 1st and
2nd degree bums to his ears.
neck and shoulder. Most of The steam burns on James Freudi
those last injuries have es- while he will be able to return to wc
sentially healed, but those to to firefighting for a year.
his hand and arm.were more
serious. ,,,::. just down the street. His arm
On Friday, a friend will drive and hand are so sensitive that
him to Pensacola so. that he he can't stay outdoors much
can be fitted with' special longer than it takes to walk
stay-on glove to help his right from a vehicle to the air-con-
hand and lower arm heal, ditioned classrooms there.
withstand heat and minimize Freudenberg underwent a
his pain and scarring,. skin graft to an area near his
-_Right now, he can't stand to -, wrist, and' last Thursday the
drive more than the short dis- bandages from that surgery
tance from his home to school ,were removed. He knows that
at Chipola College, which is the glove won't be able to undo
enberg are still being treated and,
ark soon, he won't be able to return
all the scarring, but said the
graft looks much better than
it did when the bandages were
first unwrapped. He's trying
to view the likely permanent.
scars as a badge of honor.
Freudenberg expects to be
back to work with Jackson
County Fire Rescue in three
to four months, on light-duty
assignments at first. Doc-
tors have estimated-it will be
A large tattoo filled with
firefighters, flames and an angel
adorns Freudenberg's left arm.
a year before he'll be able to
fight fire again. Until then, he
will concentrate on the medi-
cal end of his job. Before long,
he'll be able to ride in the am-
bulance and tend to patients
once they're in the vehicle and
headed to the hospital.
in the few weeks that he's
been laid up, he's learned a
lot more about caring for fire
See FIREFIGHTER, Page 7A
Farmers near Jackson
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Two charged in burglaries: Two
Washington County men have
been arrested on charges of bur-
giary, possession of a weapon
or ammo by a convicted felon,
dealing in stolen property and
14 counts of grand theft. The
charges against Vernon resident
William Chad McKeithen, 32,
and Chipley resident Charles
Howard Vincent, 19, were filed
in relation to two burglaries that
occurred at a home on River
Road in Vernon, according to a
press release from the Washing-
.'ton County Sheriff's Office. The
first break-in occurred on Aug.
21, when several prescription
medications were stolen. The
second occurred on Aug. 26,
where 14 guns were taken from
the same home.
Crash injures two: A traffic
crash on U.S. 98 in Okaloosa
County left the occupants of a
Bash mo-ped seriously injured
on Tuesday. According to a
Florida Highway Patrol report,
Aziz Bustos and Mariya Tren-
kina, both 19, were taken to area
hospitals for treatment after
a car rear-ended the mo-ped
Bustos was driving. According to
FHP, FortWalton Beach resident
David B. Kesslerwas westbound
in the Honda, traveling behind.
the mo-ped and failed to reduce
his speed in time to avoid strik-
ing the slower-moving mo-ped.
Bustos and Trenkina were
thrown backward from the mo-
ped as the result of the impact
and hit the hood, windshield
and roof of the Honda. The two
eventually fell onto the road-
way. Bustos, 19, of Fort Walton
Beach was taken to Sacred Heart
Hospital and was listedas hav-
ing critical injuries. Trenkina, 19,
of Destin, was taken to Baptist.
Hospital for treatment of serious
Sex offender notification: The
Walton County Sheriff's Office
on Wednesday sent out public
notification that asex offender
formerly living in Delaware, Pa.,
has moved to nearby DeFuniak
Springs. RpbertAllan Mason
now lives at 4030 County Road
Ste. 1087 in that town. He was
adjudicated in 1993 for the sex
offense involving "involuntary
deviate sexual intercourse-forc-
ible compulsion," according to
the agency's press release.
Sex charges leveled against
Altha man: A Calhoun County
man has been charged with 10
counts of possession of child
pornography and one count of
distributing child pornography.
According to a press release
from the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, Doug-
las Bruce L'Heureux, 66, was
charged following an FDLE
Cyber Crime Squad investiga-
tion which was triggered by a
tip from the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children.
Officials say numerous comput-
er images of child pornography
were found when a search war-
rant was served on L'Heureux's
residence at 25166 North Main
Street in Altha. He was booked
into the Calhoun County Jail
to await further court action.
L'Heureux is listed on Florida's
sex offender registry for a 2003
federal computer sex crime,
From staff reports
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
SInternational Chat'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at the
Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
Marianna. Learning Center staff and their inter-
national English learners invite the public for the
--exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
environment. Light refreshments served. No charge.
Call 482-9124. .
) 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 saleon
United Way of Northwest Florida 2013 Com-
munity Campaigq 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.
D Chipola Civic Club Meeting -Noon at The Oaks
Restaurant, Highway 90, Marianne. Call 526-3142..
Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
) Job Club'-.NOon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center. 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills: get job search assis-' .
tance. Call 526-0139. 1
)) 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. ,:.. .- . '.., '
)) VFW & dies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
2830 Wynn St., Marianna. Covered-dish supper fol-
-lowed by a 7p.m. business meeting. Call 372-2500.
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening-for A Time
to Dance 6 p.m. at 4458 Jackson St., Marianna.
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce conducts
a ceremony for ATime to Dance, Madison Smith
owner/instructor. Call 482-8060.
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 welcome. Call 594-6664.
SBCF Honors Recptal 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 800-3282660. 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 personswith a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed. '
First FridayPower Breakfast 7a.m. at the
Jackson County Agriculture Office Complex, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave., Maianna. Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce honors local elected of-
ficials. Featured: Rep. Marti Coley. Call 482-8060.
)) Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at the Jackson
,County Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters welcome to create,
share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482-
) Celebrate Recovety 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 UnitedMethodist
Church, 2901 Caledohia'St. in Marianna. -
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. Requireditems:' 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
SSettlement. Blouhtstown. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucretia McCoy Simmons Benefit 4 p.m.
EDTY/3 p.m. CDT at Johnny Johnson Pavilion, near
the main entrance of-Florida State Hospital, Chatta-
hooche*e.Food, fun and entertainment for the entire
family. Grilled chicken plates, hot dog plates for .
sale, $6 each. For the kids: 18' water slide, bouncy
house,train rides. Music fromMaison 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 ofa
double lung transplant.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
S5:30 p.m. in the AA room of Firit United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianla.
S, SUNDAY, SEPT. 8
SAlcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
630 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons. with a desire to stop
)) Alcohoicsi Anonymous Meeting -8 p.m.' in
the board room of Camlbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.
S MONDAY, SEPT.9 ,
)) Marianna Lions Club Meeting -Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
Golson PTO Meeting 5:30 p.m. at Golsoh
Elementary School, Marianna. Call 482-9607.
))Jackson 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.mn. at the
Jackson County Extension Office. 2741 Pennsylvania
Ave., Marianna. Bring a dish for the potluck supper.
Call 482;9'620. : .
)) Alcoholics AnonymoUs Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. ihtheAA room of First United Methodist.
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
Jackson County School BoardSSpecial Meet-
ing-7 a.m. at 2903 Jefferson St., Marianna. Board
meets to approve 2012-2013 Annual Financial
Report.Agenda online at JCSB .rg. Public welcome.
Call 482-1200. ,
))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
Optimist Clubof Jackson County Board
Meeting -Noon at 4476 Broad St., Marianna.
Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
- Noon at Jim'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.
))Sewiing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive, Marianna. Call 482-
Autism Support Group Meeting 6-7:30 p.m.
in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall,
Marianna (Clinton Street entrance). This month's
topic' "What is ABA (applied behavioral analysis)
and how will' it help my child with autism?" Family
members caregivers and service providers wel-
come. Call 557-7146,573-4666.
The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
~,. ^-email email@example.com, fax 850-482-4478 or brinfig items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Sept. 3, the lat-
est available report: Four accidents, one
suspicious person; two burglaries, one
verbal disturbance, one armed robbery,
one burglar alarm, two traffic stops, one
follow-up investigation, one animal com-
plaint, one retail theft, two assists of other
agencies, one public service call and 13
home security checks.
Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the follow-.
ing incidents forSept. 3, the latest avail-
able report: One accident, one stolen tag,
three abandoned vehicles, four suspicious
vehicles, one suspicious incident, five
suspicious persons, four highway obstruc-
tions, one report of mentalillness, one
burglary, one physical disturbance, two
verbal disturbances, one prowler, one
residential fire call, 16 medical calls, two
traffic crashes, three burglaralarms, one
panic alarm, 30 traffic stops, one larceny
complaint, one criminal mischief com-
plaint, one civil dispute, one found or
abandoned property report, five follow-up
investigations, one assault,
one animal complaint,
j --one snake complaint,
Drn ME three fraud complaints, 45
z property checks, one assist
of another agency, one
transport, one Baker Act
transport, two open door/window com-
plaints, one threat/harassment complaint,
one 911 hang-up and one report of illegal
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
) Terry Spurlock, 50,2682 Old Air-
base Road, Marianna, violation of state
i Antionette Dawson, 28,4182 Myles St.,
Marianna, violation of state probation.
)) Kyle Mabry, 19,2855 Kynesville
Highway, Cottondale, violation of state
Shiloh.Livingston, 34,2850 High View
Drive, Chipley, failure to appear (battery-
) Jimmy Price, 42,1963 Willow Bend
Road, Sneads, non-child support.
) Jacino Ramos, 26,' 1913 1st Ave., Belle
Glade, driving while license suspended or
)) Tanya Henry; 35,2485 Cite Lane,
Marianna, possession of a controlled
substance-two counts (methamphetamine
and hydrocodone), possession of drug
)) Kenneth Toole, 42, 940 West Main
St., Geneva, Ala., violation of state
)) Richard Fulford, 29,3839 Grant Road,
Geneva, Ala., hold for Washingt6n Co.
)) Shanalee Couch, 29, 32624 South Road
22, retail theft.
)) Michael Herbert, 29, 32624 South Road
22, retail theft.
S))Patricia Ward, 55, 1433 Decatur Road,
Cottonwood, resisting an officer with vio-
lence, battery on a law enforcement officer.
Jail Population: 214
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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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN # www.jcfloridan.com
Chipola Theatre announces season
Special to the Floridan
Charles Sirmon, director
of Theatre at Chipola Col-
lege recently announced
the lineup for-his 14th sea-
son which includes: The
Chipola Theatre Showcase,
"The 1940s Radio Hour,"
"The Sound of Music," and
"You're a Good Man, Char-
lie Brown (Revised)."
This season kicks off
with the Chipola Theatre
Showcase, Thursday, Sept.
26, at 7 p.m. The night of
scenes and songs is billed
as "Saturday Night Live on
The annual fundraiser
helps theatre majors take
an educational trip to New
York in the spring.
Next Uipis "The 1940s.Ra-
dio Hour," which runs Dec.
5-8. Auditions are Sept. 30,
and Oct. 1,at 6 p.m. With
music byWalton Jones, the
shows full of 1940's music,
dancing .and ,old-time
sound effects. Hits in-
dclude: ".That Old Black
Magic," 'Ain't She Sweet,".
'"Blue .Moon," "Bdo'gie
Woogie Bugle Boy," and:
"Have. Yourself a Merr,
Little Christmas." The play:
portrays the'final holiday
broadcast of the Manhat-
tan Variety Cavalcade on a
New York radio station in
"The Sound of Music,"
is set for Feb. 26-,March 2.
Mar. I at 7 p.m. This all-
time favorite with music by
Rodgers and Hammerstein
won eight Tony Awards
including .-,Best Musi-
cal, Book and Score. The
world's most beloved mu-
,sical tells the story of a
nun who is' dispatched to
serve as governess for the
seven children of a wid-
owed naval captain on the
eve of World War II. Her
growing rapport with the
youngsters, coupled with
her. generosity of spirit;,'
gradually capfftures 'the
heart of the stern captain.
Auditions are Jan. 6-7 at
"You're a Good Man,
Charlie. Brown (Revised),"
is set for May 7-8, at 7 p.m.
,The. show will also-play
for hundreds" of school
childrenn the same week.
Charlie Brown opened on,
Broadway in 1999 with a'
fresh approach to .the all-
time 1967 classic. -Sally
Brown joins Charlie Brown.,
Linus,Lucy, Schroeder anid-
Snoopy in this version.
Musical numbers include:
"My Blanket and Me," "The
Kite," "The Baseball Game,"
"Little Known Facts," "Sup-.
pertime" and "Happiness."
Auditions are March 17-18
at.6pm. in. j ,- ..1 .
Tickets for all Chipola
Theatrei, productions go
on sale tw6 weeks prior to
the performance. Tickets
are. available online with
box office hours Monday
through Thursday from
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and one
hour prior to curtain at the,
Theater fans also are in-
\ited to join the Applaud-
:ing Chipola 'Theatre VIP
'fund, which --guarantees
'the best seats for all 'shows.
The ACT: Fund offers five
levels of membership in-
cluding Sponsor,; Patron,
Benefactor, 'Angel ;and
Corporate .., Angel with
VIP seating available at
all levels. A portion of
ACT memberships is
-*tA -deduictible. ", .
For, more information
contact Charles Sirmon,
director of Theatrie, at sir-
718-2277. For more infor-
mation visit .chipola.edu
and "like" Chipola Theatre
Physician receives award from FSU College of Medicine
Dr. Steven Spence re-
ceived thel Mission Model
Award from Florida State
University College of M
Medicine. The Tallahas-
see Regional 'Campus
presents this award an-
nually to a clinical faculty
member. for. distinguished
participation in activities
that model the mission of
the Florida State Univer-
sity college of Medicine:
o e t a SUBMITTED PHOTO
to educate and develop Dr. Steven Spence holds the
exemplr ',physicians award he received from FSU's
who practice patient-cen- College of Medicine.
tered care, discover and C o
'advance knowledge, and mu ni tv needs,, especially
are responsive to, com- through service to elder,
rural, minority and, under-
The Rural Program be-
gan in 2005 with one stu-
dent and Dr.- Spence be-
gan as the Rural Clerkship
Administrator in 2008. Dr.
Spence coordinates and
.supervises- each of the
six required clinical rota-
tions for up to four medi-
cal students each year.
Dr. Spence also teaches
all of the students directly
every Wednesday during
the Doctoring 3- course'
as well as individual'
students on an eight-
week Internal' Medicine.-
According to the'award,
.Dr. Spence is a, vital
component of the rural
: Dr. Spence attended
medical school at both the
PIMS: Program at FSU and
the University of Florida's
College, of Medicine., He
specialized in internal'
medicine at Shands Hos-
pital and the Malcolm
Randal VA Medial Center
in Gainesville,,: Dr.'Spence
,returned to Marianna in
2001 when -his practice
became Internal Medi-
cine Associates of Jackson
Hospital. in 2006., He is
married to Jennifer Payne
Spence and has two.sons,
Steve, 15, andParker,'13.
Chamber to honor
Special to Ihre Iloriinr,
: The Jackson County
Chamber of' Commerce
this week will honor local
elected 'officials :during
September's First Friday
The. event will feature
Rep. Marti Coley, R-Mari-
anna, who will discuss the
recent legislative session
and what can6 beexpect-
ed from the upcoming
.Breakfast starts at 7 a.m,
tomorrow, at the Jackson
County- Agriculture- Of-
fice Complex, located at
.'2741 Pennsylvania Ave. in
For more "nforma-
FLORIDAN FILE PHOTO
Rep. Marti-Coley, R-Marian-
na (above) will discuss the
recent legislative session
during September's First
Friday Power Breakfast.
tion, call the Chamber at
i. A D D R ESSES '1''..
Larry Conley, (center) president of 'The Artists Guild of
Northwest Florida Inc., poses for a photo with Marianna
Optimist Club program chairman Ken,:Stoutamire (left) and
club president Lowell Centers. Conley, as featured speaker.
for a recent club meeting, said TAG exists to enrich the
cultural and artistic life of those in the community it serves.'
The guild sponsors field trips to various art museums and
offers drawing classes. He shared several pieces of artwork
created in a variety of different media. He also gave details
aboutthe ninth annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts to
be held Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Chipola's Cultural Center. '
Citizen spotters help save Florida panther
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WEST' PALM BEACH
A year after launchig
an online' site for Florida
panther 'sightings, .' state
wildlife officials are find-
ing the data useful, even if
the occasional report turns
out to be a fox,-.or even a
Yes, a monkey.
Wildlife biologists are us-
ing reports from the public
to help track the popula-
don of endangered Florida'
panthers, a citizen-sci-
ence effort similar to those.
used to track populations
of birds, fish and 'other
A year after launching its
-online site, biologists with
the Florida Fish & Wildlife
sion have received 790
reports of .panther 'sight-
'ings from most parts of the
state, complete with GPS
The problem: Only 12
percent of the reports in-
cluded photographs. of
the animal, or its tracks,
that .could be 'used to
Verify whether the re
porter truly saw a Florida
The majority of the re-
ports submitted with pho-
tos were verified as Florida
panthers, the:FWC said.
Other animals mistaken
forpanthers included bob-
cats, foxes, coyotes, dogs,
house cats and a monkey.
Darrell Land, leader of
the FWC's panther team in
Naples, said the public re-
porting effort helps biolo-
gists 'track :the expanding
-*range of thepanther, whose
population is estimated at
100 to .160, Although the
panther iis still a rare sight,
the population has grown
substantially from the 30
Sto 40 cats thought to exist
during the'late 1980s.
'Couiting* panthers is
difficullt'because they are
solitary, elusive and wide-
"To properly plan and
manage for the expansion
of the panther's range in
where the panthers are is
vital," Land said:
Most of the verified re-
ports to the FWC's'Website
Were from southwest Flor-
ida,' the well-established
breeding range for Florida
panthers. But a few of the
verified sightings were
north of Lake Okeechobee,
an indication that panthers
Could be 'roaming farther
Sto find food and establish
None of the sighting re-
ports from' Palm Beach
County was verified as a
panther sighting. 'Land
. The animal most com-
monly mistaken for a pan-
ther, or its tracks, was the
: Body of missing Fla. diver found
in Atlantic Ocean
PONCE DE LEON INLET
- Divers have found the
body of a man who went
missing while:,, Spearfish-'
ing off the coast of Ponce
de Leon Inlet in central
Authorities say the body
matches "the descrip-
tion of 28-year-old Ryan
Myers who failed to re-
surface on. Labor Day
after going into the Atlan-
tic Ocean with about 30,
minutes of air' in a "tank.
Divers found the body
Tuesday afternoon, near
,.the spot 'where Ryan was
last seen; ,
The ""'Daytona Beach
News-Journal reports that
independent divers were
assisting the Coast Guard
in the search.
Ryan' was aboard the
commercial fishing vessel
Yellowfin with two other
men'. They' were fishing in
an area Where the water
was over 100 feet deep.
From wire reports"
The website www.Flori-
photos, and tips' for iden-
Stifying' the tracks of: pan-
thers, which leave noclaw
imprints, when walking
and" have three :distinct
lobes at the rear edge of
the heel .pad. A' bobcat
moving closer to a panther
to get a better photo. Al-
though, there are no' docu-
mented eases of anyone
being mauled by a panther,
,they're: large, wild cats,
with adult males weighing
100 to 160' pounds.,
"Make sure they' know
track looks similar,but it's you're there so there's no
about a third the size of a element of surprise",': Land
panther track. .said. .
Land encouraged the The concept of using the
public to sPubmit photos observations of many to
of panther tracks using the benefit *animal' 'research
website, -which includes a dates: back to 1900, when
Google map tpol, that al-ornithologist Franrik Chap-
lows users to zoom in on a man organized the first
location and pinpoint the Christmas Bird Count, then
coordinates., an alternative to Christmas
. "If it's a good-quality, Day bird hunts.
track, we can get a positive An online'reporting site
ID on it," Land said. for fox squirrels launched
Landhopes more photos- in 2011 resulted in 4,221
of: panthers 'captured on location reports over eight
game cameras -- stand-' months. The sighting lo-
alone cameras left in the cations. helped determine
woods that are triggered what natural and urban
when' animals .pass by.. habitats the fox squirrels
- will be shared with the were using, said Courtney
FWC. Tye, an FWC wildlife biolo-
If an observer is lucky gist in .Gainesville who is
enough to ,see a panther tracking four species of fox
With a'camera read), pho- squirrels. :
tos of the elusive cats are "Information provided
useful, even if they're taken by the public is invaluable
with a phone. in locating imperiled wild-
But Land advises against life,"' Tye .said..
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KEYWEST- Diana Nyd
may have finally coinplet'
edher lon-tield drealn of
swimming from Cuba to
Florida, but eveft' at an age
where many people are
thinking about retirement,
she isn't planning to slow
d o w n 1 .
The 64-year-old 'Nyad
plans to swim for 48 hours
straight next" Ii6hth,: ac-
companied by celebrities
swimming laps alongside
her, in a specially designed
swimming poolthat willbe
erected in NewYork City to
raise money for HIurricane
Sandy survivors.'': "
Although' 'the swimmer
insists she isn't trying fo
prove anything "I didn't
do this because Iwas in my
60s. I just happened to' be
in my 60s," she'says she
acknowledgesthat her suc-
cess is having'an 'impact,
"not just on people of my
generation but on younger
people." : I'
"I have a godson who's 14
and he texted me yester-
day and saidtli'"I'lnever in
my life again going' to call
It's over. Ybu' just' prived-
that youth "doesnif' have,
anything to' do WithgA96"'
And at 6n'p6ktt'dbring
an interview Tuesday with
The Associated Press; the
bronzed, muscular ath-
lete couldn't resist'sharing
a message of enioi5urage-
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United States endurance swimmer Diana Nyad (right) and one her shark divers, Niko Gazzace,
celebrate her record-sitting swim from Cuba to Florida, talking to the media during a press
conference in Key West, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 3. 'She said thebiggest chaillehge was swallowing
large amounts of seawater, which made her vomit often. .
ment and solidarity with
those of her generation:'
"Baby dBoomer power!"
she declared, with a trium-
phant fist'pump. "
i'On her fifth try, Nyad fin-
ished :,the 110-mile swim
from Havana to Key 'West
on Monday in' ,53 hours,
becoming the first to 'do it
without a shark cage.-She
said that while she is'slow-
er than she was back in her
20s when she first gained
national attention for
swimming around Man-
hattan and from the Bal
'hamas to Florida,:sheifeels
she is actually stronger.;
"Now I.'m: more'like a:
Clydesdale: I'r'- .a little
thicker and stronger- lit-
erally stronger, I. can lift
more weights," Nyad told
"I feel like I could walk
through' brick walL ... I
think I'm truly dead' cen-
ter in the prime of my life
at 64." : .. ., :
SNyad 'isn't alone among
aging -athletes who 'are
Earlier this year, 48-year-
old Berniard'Hopkins, be-
came the oldest boxer to
win amajor.,title, scoring a
12-round unanimous deci-.
sion over Tavoris Cloud to
claim the IBF light heavy-
Tennis player' Mar-
tina:: Navratilova won a
mixed' doubles title at the
U.S. Open in 2006, just
before turning 50, and.de-.
cades ago hotkey-,legend
Gordie -Howe played pro4
fessional hockey into: his
early 50s. Golfer Tom Wat-
son was nearly 60 when he
fell just short of-winning
the British Open in 2009.
Last year, baseball's Jamie
Moyer was 49 when he be- of people who are redefin-
came the oldest starting ing what happens with.
pitcher to record .a'major- aging," said Dr. Michael J.
league win. Joyner, an anesthesiologist
Thousands of..U.S. ath- and exercise'researcher at
letes, including 60-vearr The Mayo Clinic..;
old Kay Glynn, also cornM.- "If you start with a high
pete during the Seru'bt capacity, you ':have some
Olympics. reserves,"' Joyner said. "You
Glvnn, of Hastings, Iowa, can lose some absolute
has won sixgold medals in power, butwhat you.lose
pole vaulting at the Senior in, power you can make
Olympics ..and set a new up for with experience
pole vaulting world record and strategy and.'better
for her age in the 2011 Na- preparation.".-I ...
diona] Senior Games. -..,Nyad first. attempted
Older athletes tend to swimming from Cuba to
find more success .'"en- Florida at age. 29 with a
durance eVents than i' shark cage. She didn't try
power 'events, such as again until 2011 'when she
sprinting and other sports was.61.,,,,.. . ...
that rely on "fast-'twitch" She tried twice more .-in
Muscle fibers, .which 'are the past, twoo years before
more difficult' to preserve beginning',her fifth at-
later in life, 'noted Wojtek tempt Saturday morning
Chodzko-Zajko, a physiol- with a leap off theseawall
ogist at the University of I- of the Hemingway Marina
linois Urbana-Champaign. info the warmwaters off
But just because'Nyad Havana. She paused occa-
was swimming rather than. sionally for nourishment,
poundingherjoints against but never left :the water
the concrete doesn't mean', until she reached the white
she didn't achieve a 're- sand beaches of the Keys
markable feat;, Chodzko- and waded ashore.
Zajko said. Nyad says her age and
"This ultra, .super-ength maturity should not be dis-
swimming is:. brutal" 'rre- counted when' measuring
gardless," he said, add- her most recent success. '
ing that :another. 'reason "It's not' so' much' the
athletes. are. able to en- physical,"' she said. '"To my
dure is because' thev often mindallof us ... we mature
train smarter and have a emotionally ... and we get
mental : concentration stronger mentally because
that is well-honed over we have a perspective on
decades what this;life is all about,"
"She's one ofany number Nyad said. 7 ;
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filmmade in la
Group wants DOH added -p
The AHF complaint
to investigate .-.asks, state.. health, officials
health ri- & :n 9 to: 'iestigate :thei .D&E
health, 's"il -podductio as a sanitary y
.The Assobated Press nuisance," which involves
actions by individuals or
MvlAMI --A'healfi gab ; i copips'.'-.that might
nization that successfully cause spread of disease.
pushed for a Los Angeles AHF waits universal con-
County law mandating dom use to protect porn
condom use in the adult performers from AIDS,
film industry has filed 'a syphilis and other sexu-
complaint about a: porn ally transmitted diseases
movie made in Florida '--and they say testing of
after it says filmmakers actors ish't enough.'
started shiftingproduction Department of Health
,to other states to avoidthe spokeswoman Ashley Car'
law. .. ;. said in an email that the
The California-based or- agency. "thoroughly re-
ganization, AIDS Health- views all complaints" and
- care Foundation, formally that more information
requested an inVe.stigation would- be' provided.after
in an Aug. 16letterro Flori- that review is completed.
day's Departm ent of Health. In 2010, AHF filed similar
The complaint claims complaints in Florida but
'that a Horida-production was' told there was no way
took health risks by mak- to prove the productions
ing pornography without were made in Florida..
condoms. This time, Weinstein
AHF President Michael said, ,the proof comes
Weinstein said Wednesday from the pornographers
That California-based porn themselves.', :: ,
producers are trying to get AHF initially filed a corn-
around the new LA coun- plaint in February against
ty law, known as Measure San Diego Boy with 'the
B, by having actors per- California Department of
form outside the state; Industrial Relations, which
"We arenotgoingtoallow regulates workplace safety
the industry to play a shell issues for that state. In its
game in order to evade response, San Diego Boy
the laws we have. It's not said the material in ques-
going to work," Weinstein tion was done on contract
told reporters in a confer- by D&E in Florida. rhe
ence call. "Our concern is company even provided
the health and safety of the invoices detailing the work
performers." done by actors with names
The filming was done by like "Vince & Marcus" and
- North Miami Beach-based "Clark & Texas."
D&E Producti6ns on a con- "We hope to get a better
tract with San Diego Boy response from the state of
Productions, according to Florida as a result," Wein-
D&E co-owner David Ad- stein said.
amson. He said California The Los Angeles County
*pornnenatleeare oiitsM ii, r,. ed
ing work in .which a8rW!
don't wear condobm'.-#.-bek, gal
filmmakers in other sates, *-call9gV p p -
like hii.Florlda,'.especi' .er,&a en'. eral ge
ly the araouritd Mahi''i *'' h'i"ub eldfits con-
and Fort' Lauderdale,"has stitutii6l An said sup-
long had a robust pormog. iortters pro sufficient
,raphy industry M"' .e-.eehce thatvitwi-uld aile-
"The state of Florida,thy. Via0 e heakeainsks,..'I-
don't care. There's,. ,- I' r',' r ''n"i
ing on the books re ...m
condom use,' A son n
said, adding thatall' s' W
tors are over age 18 and do
"Anybody who does
condom-less porn, we get. -
them tested and we make -'
.js.ire, they-ai'e deann" he JILORIDANCOM
Man dies after police under the state's law to
usestun gun on him defend himselfon Sept.
PINECREST- Police, ,, Florida Today reports.
say 4 South Florida marl ..44-year-old Woodward
is dead after.0hey used'a, :opqed fire:during.a ;
stun gun on,himdunng. LabD.ybarbeque. Gary
an altercation.. LeeHembree and Roger
Pinecrest police re-' Picior were killed. Bruce
spending to a call about Timothy Blake was struck
a fight,on MJaynighl ,4i4ey survived.4
f.uf3,0ye-l-o49o; Woodward's attorneys,:
man Oosterbroek nakefi ; say the men were yelling
and fighting with his at their client, calling him
neighbor Mgarus Jung;;., names and say g ey ,..,
Plie'say they ordered were going tq "get him."
Oosterbroek to stop flight- Thfie threats happened
ing. He resisted arest aid during the month leading
they used aTaser on him. up to the'shooting.
TheMidirhiHerald '-''The mrpotion demands
reportedWedriesdy that 'that a jury should deter-
police believe Ooster- mine whether the charges
broek was under the are dismissed. ..
influence of a drug.
Miami-Dade Fire Res- Gap cut to boost
cue treated him, but he atrfl
died at a hospital- wa'erow
Miami-Dade' Police are MIAMI A gap has
investigating the incident. been cut into an old
obsterbrdek'lived-about highway west of.NlMiami to
a block away from lung increase the flow-ofwater
and police are not sure "' into Everglades National
whether they even'knew* Park.
each othe-before.the in- The South Florida :.
cident. Juig and his wife Water Management
Christine weren'tinjured. District on Wednesday
S.... ;" du' 'i it ugh a 35-foot-
S~ .i.',.1. ., ,lon|]sectionoftheOld
Man seeks 'stand rA amni Trail to drain
your ground',in af south from state-
'Shooting managedd wetlandsin
S. Broward and Miami-Dade
TITUSVILLE-Attor-' counties.' ., ,
neys: foraTitusville man District spokesman'
accused of shooting three Randy Smith says high
people during a neighbor- water is reducing wildlife
hood feud say the'charges habitat. Smith says the
against him should be area also is tbo saturated
dismissed underFlorida' s to receive water being re-
"standyour.ground law. Eased to reduce .pressure
WilliamT. Woodward's .,nLakeOkeechobee's
attorneys say he'd been: aging dike. : .
the target of threats and; The old highway is no
was exercising his right longer in use. The gap
!' :"iB ': i . .'
is several miles west of.a
bridge that raised a mile
of U.S. 41 to improve wa-
ter flow into the park. Gov.
Rick Scott has proposed
2.6 miles of the same
S. Fla. man acquitted
- South Florida man
has been acquitted
of manslaughter ahd
burglary charges follow-
ing his second trial 'after
already being locked up
for six years.
A Palm Beaci County
jury found 25-year-old
Patrick Melehan not
was previously convicted
, in 2009 and sentenced
to 25 years in prison,
but that conviction
was overturned last
Melehan testified in'his
second. trialHe'said'he '
reached into 18-yva0-ojd
Carlos Lopeis. truck in
2007 aid punched the ..7
man in self-defense to
keep him from shooting
The Palm Beach Post.
reports. that-Lopqz's car,
spun out of control, and.,
he was found impaled ;
on a rod. There was no
testimony at either 'trial
to explain wlhee the rod,
came from orhowL6pez'
received the injury.' '
tenants get free rides
LAKE LAND- People
'who live in public housing
in Lakeland can use the
area's bus 'service for free
for one ye ar.
According to theLake-
land Ledger (htp://bit.
ly/14Ylkiq), the pilot
program aims to help
folks with rides t6 school,
programs, interviews arid
The discounted tab of
$6,000 is being picked up
by the housing authority,
which is trying to help
tenants findand maintain
gainful employment to
end or reduce their reli-
ance on public assistance.
Officials say 100 people
housing agency to ride
buses for free will be
monitored in hopes of
seeing a return onthe
-Similar programs are
in place for students and
workers of certain compa-
nies; the companies and
schools subsidiZe'the cost'
of the'rids. "
From wire reports
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Public can enlist to fight fish invasion
The Associated Press
The public is getting a
chance to enlist in the war
against 1he lionfish inva-
sion along the coast of the
The candy-striped fish
with venomous spines and
voracious appetites were
first spotted off the coast
about a decade ago after
appearing off Florida in
the late 1980s.
Lionfish, which have no
natural predators in the
Atlantic, are native to. the
tropical Pacific and Indian
oceans and are thought
to have been introduced
in the Americas when
fish caught for aquariums
The Florida-based ma-
rine educational founda-
tion REEF is holding work-
shops in the Carolinas to
provide information about
lionfish and how humans
can help by doing every-
thing from reporting sight-
ings and catching them to
ordering them when eat-
A workshop was sched-
uled Wednesday in Wilm-
ington, N.C., with a second
being held Thursday at the
South Carolina Aquarium
in Charleston. A third ses-
sion is scheduled 'next
week 'in Morehead City,
Lionfish 'are found year-
round off the coast of the
Carolinas and, in warmer
weather, have been sighted
The Associated Press it was
BIRMINGHAM,,.- The Alaba
Alabama, National Guard "Th
said Wednesday it will fol- territ
low a Pentagon policy arid said.
honor requests for military Han
benefits for same-sex cou- yet hz
pies, who aren't legally rec- for sE
pgnized under state law. Alaba
A Guard spokeswoman, law"a
Lt. Col. Shannon Hancock, amen
said military attorneys and riage
other leaders plan to abide man
by Defense Department" The
policy, even though Texas ing a
is refusing and Mississippi sion a
is setting conditions. Marn
Tuesdaywas the first day said
to seek benefitsunder the of trc
rule, and Hancock said for th
40 newAirbus jets
Air Lines said on Wednes-
day that it will buy 40
more Airbus planes, once
again grabbing jets that
may have been under-ap-
preciated by other airlines.
Delta said it signed a
firm order for 30 Airbus
A321s, which tend to be
used on domestic flights,
and 10 A330s, a larger,,
plane used for interna-
tional flights. Delta already
has 158 planes from those
two families of jets byway
of its 2008 purchase of
The deal would be worth
some $5.6 billion at list
prices, although discounts
Airbus said it expects to
assemble many of Delta's '
A321s at the new plant
it is building in Mobile,
Ala., which is scheduled
to deliver its first planes in
NOAA awards nearly
$1 million for cleanup
JUNEAU, Alaska -A
federal agency is providing
nearly $1 million in grants
to support marine debris
cleanup projects in U.S.
coastal regions. '
NOAA says in a release
that the funding will be
used to remove derelict
vessels, trash, tires and
other debris from coastal..'
waters and shorelines.
NOAA says the projects
were chosen from among
46 applications requesting
a total of nearly $5 million
Cleanup projects shar-
ing in the $967,000 in
approved funding are in
Alabama, Alaska, Cali-
A lionfish swims in a holding
Aquarium in Charleston, S.C., or
as far north as Massachu-
setts, saidMartha Klitzkie,
the environmental group's
"They prey on a wide
variety of species like ju-
venile lobsters and snap-
pers -- fish that are com-
mercially important and
'Around Charleston we
have seen them consis-
tently for 12 years," said
Arnold Postell, a 'South
Carolina Aquarium biolo-
gist :who helped organize
SThe reefs off the South
Carolina are nurseries to'
snapper and other species.
"That's the food source
for the lionfish," he said.
"When are they going to
have an effect to the point
where we don't see any
adult fish? It's the long-
E t, u prey, said Keri Kenring of
SREEF, a scheduled speaker
at Thursday's meeting in
There is a thriving lion-
fish industry in the Florida
Keys, she said.
"People love eatingthem
because they are exotic
and people love eating
them because they are do-
ding something for conser- '
Li~nfish are a light flaky
fish without a strong fish
flavor. REEF's website in-
'.' o s ot cludes information on
pr..... i s handling, filleting andpre-
In C tt C .o,,IAlf0Rt, paring them aswellasalist.
tank iat the South Carolina- of restaurants that serve
inWednsa10day. ;ournaent:, ,hm ,ro 1.nmr
to Wednesday. Th.." ". ev them. One of those restau-
... e t. dw rants, FleetLanding, is in
"People love eatingthemm :Cfiarleston.
because ltheosare prot OIn some places traps can
beeausen hea o be used to capture lion-
and people love eat fish. But those aren't legal
them because they are everywhere, Kenning said,
doing-sometingfor requiring more labor in-
conservation." tensive catches by diving
Ked Kenning with a net orspears.
'aspeakerfor REEF "They do have venom-
ous spines," Klitzlde, said.
term. prognosis people "But once those spines are
are concerned about arid removed they canbe han-
there's no' solution to this died like any other fish and
problem, it seems." -.... filleted and eaten."
In Carteret County, N.C., The difficulty in han-
earlier this summer .there dling lionfish has prevent-
was a 10-day tournament ed them, from being more
to spear lionfish. The event widely offered at restau-
was held to draw attention rants, Klitzkie sad, -.
to. the lionfish problem "One of theways this spe-
and to encourage people cies could be controlled is
to eat them. if:thereois an increased in-
Lionfish' are easy to terest in the food market,"
catch because they tend, she said. Or, as the group's
to remain stationary until website suggests."Eat 'em
they strike at their passing to beat'em."...
to honor same-sex policy
too early to assess housing and other benefits to. be married elsewhere
potential impact in as heterosexual spouses. .and move to the state
na. The Texas., National since Alabama does not
sis new ground and Guard said it will refuse to allow same-sex marriage.
ry for everyone," she process' benefit 'requests Under the Pentagon rule,
v ,for 'homosexual 'couples same-sex spouses can seek
;ock 'said no one and Mississippi -said it benefits only if the service
d filed applications will not issue applications member provides a valid
me-sex benefits in from state-owned offices, marriage certificate. ,
na, which has a state -but Hancock saidAlabama The Pentagon said mill-
id a constitutional hadn't set any restrictions tary personnel in a same-
Iment defining mar- on following the federal sex "relationship who are
is being between a rule. -. .".. stationed in a state that
rid a woman. "The Alabama National does not permit the mar-
Pentagoni, follow- Guard is going to follow riages will be allowed to
supreme Court deci- the policies issued by the take leave for travel to aju-
gainst the Defense of Department, of' Defense," risdiction Where they can
ige Act, last month she said. ' ", be joined legally, although
same-sex ; spouses Any, military couple Alabama does not recog-
ops will be eligible seeking same-sex benefits nize homosexual marriag-
p,.same health care, in Alabama would' have es from other states.
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TIhE ASiOCATD pRKES
Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal addresses the
media during a visit to the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City
Terminal on Wednesday in Garden City, Ga.
fornia, Florida, Hawaii,
NewYork, North Carolina,
.Washington state and
Army leader tours
SAVANNAH, Ga. The
Port of Savannah is getting
tors from Washington in
September, which port
officials say is a good
sign for the long-awaited
deepening of theSavan-
Army Under Secretaitry
Joseph Westphal, the
branch's No. 2 civilian
leader, took an aerial tour
of the Savannah port
Wednesday after a briefing
on the planned $652 mil-
lion expansion project.
Westphal noted one
Sof his top bosses -Vice
President Joe Biden is
.. scheduled to visit Savan-
nah's docks Sept. 16.
The Georgia Ports
Authority needs help
from Washington to begin
Deepening 30 miles of the
Savannah River to make
room for larger cargo
ships. Curds Foltz, the
ports' executive director,
says having Westphal aid
Biden come to Savannriah
sends "avery strong mries:-'
sage" that iWashington is
committed to the project.
guilty in sex assault
MADRIETTA, Ga. -An
ex-Cobb County sheriff's
sergeant accused of sexu-
ally assaulting jail inmates
has pleaded guilty to some
of the charges filed against
The Marietta DailyJour-
nal reported Wednesday
that 37-year-old Kristo-
pher Travitz pleaded guilty
to distributing obscene
materials and sexual as-
sault against an inmate. A
charge of aggravated sexu-
albattery was dismissed.
Travitz of Douglasville
was a 14-year depart-
ment veteran. He was
accused of showing porn
to two female inmates
and performing sex acts
with them in county jail
between 2010 and 2011.
magnate is extradited
Greek shipping magnate
who remained a fugitive
for more than a decade
has been brought back
;to New Orleans to face '
charges that he and his
wife diverted company
m'oney,to buy luxury cars
and real estate without re-
porting it as income to the
,Internal Revenue Service.
Lucas Ktistakis pleaded
not guilty last Fridayin the
Eastern District of Louisi-
ana to'charges of conspir-
ing td defraud the federal
government and filing
false income-tax returns.
A federal prosecutor
said Ktistakis wasarrested
overseas and fought his
extradition from Germany
for sLx months before he
was returned to the U.S.
A four-count indictment
in January 2003 accuses
Ktistakis and his wife,
Kathryn, of purchasing
more than $500,000 worth
of cars and property in"
Greece with money divert-
ed from their companies,
including New Orleans-
based Sunrise Shipping
S From wire reports
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il spill have that dispute, plaintiffs'
eral appeals lawyers said BP initially
old a judge's was, "thrilled" with how
he deal. claims were being pro-
tryfewobjec- cessed. They previously
sed the "nar- 'have argued that BP un-
cerns" about' dervalued the settlement
nt that U.S. and underestimated how
e Carl Barbi- rmany :claimants would
ii December qualify forpayments.
lawyers said i,, Court-supervisedclaims
tuesday with administrator Patrick
Circuit Co.urt Juneau's office has made
,~. more than $4.5 billion in
them comrn- settlement offers to more
r Compensa- than 55,000 Guilf Coast
ions, identify businesses. and residents
.sation.they' who claim 4te spill cost
to under .the them money. ,
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ter compen- said only. five groups of
believe they objectors have filed briefs
'e," the attor- with the 5th Circuit, while
.morethian '200,000 claims
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S5th Circuit 731.of the 200,000 claims
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order if the by class members, they
separate ap- added.
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rs for inflated narrowest of a single con-
laims. cemi," theywrote.
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the compa- 'scheduled a hearing yet
in July but for objectors' appeals.
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Obama wins Senate panel's backing on strike
The Associated Press
.WASHINGTON .- President
Barack. Obama's request for
speedy congressional backing .
of a military strike in S tria ad-
vanced Wednesday toward, a'
showdown Senate vote, while the
commander in chief left open
the possibility he would order
retaliation for a deadly chemical
weapons attack even if Congress R
withheld its approval.:'
Legislation backing the use of
force against President Bashar
Assad's government cleared the
Senate Foreign Relations :,Com-
mittee on a 10-7 vote after it was, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
stiffened, at the.last minUte to, Secretary of State John Kerry confers with U.S. Ambassador to Syria
include a pledge.of support for-Robert Ford .(right) on Capitol Hill in Washington on'Wednesday during. a'
"decisive changes to. the pres- 'House'Foreign Affairs Committee hearing,
ent military balanceof power"-
in Syria's civil war. It also would although'the timing for a vote is ..The Hotise also is reviewing
rule out 'U.S. combat operations uncertain. Sen. Rand Paul, a Ken-, Obama's request; but its time-
on the ground. tucky conservative with strong table is even less certain and
The measure is expected to tea party ties, has threatened a the measure could face a rockier
reach the Senate floor next week, filibuster. time there.
The administration blames
Assad for a chemical weapons
attack that took place on Aug. 21
and says more than 1,400 civil-
ians died, including at least 400
.,children. Other casualty esti-
mates are lower, and the Syrian
government denies responsibil-
ity, contending rebels fighting to
topple the government were 'to
'The Senate panel's vote marked
the first formal response in Con-
gress, four days after Obama un-
expectedly put offan anticipated
cruise missile strike against Syria
last weekend and instead' asked
lawmakers to unite first behind
such a plan.
In Stockholm, Sweden, where
Obamawas traveling onWednes-
day, the White House praised the
vote, and said it would continue
to seek support for "a military re-
sponse that is narrowly tailored
to enforce the prohibition on the
use of chemical weapons, and
Education chief Should school start later
Educeation chief: Should school start later?
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON ,:- A
later, start to the school
day could help tqenagers
get the most from theii
classroom time and local
districts should consider
delaying the first bell,
Education Secretary Arne
Duncan said Wednesday.
School districts would
still be free to set 'theii
own start times, Duncani
insisted in a broadcast in-
terview, but he pointed to
research that backs up his
comments that rested stu-
dents are. ready students.
zDuncan said he would
not be telling local school
leaders when their first
bells should ring and said
it was up to local leaders
to make the decisions on
/ "There's lots of research
and :common sense that
lots ofteens struggle.to get
up,... to get on the bus,"
said Duncan, the former
chief of Chicago Public
The main reason?
"Teen brains have a dif-
ferent biology,"' said Kyla
Wahlstrom, director at
the University of Minne-
Ssota's Center for Applied
I Research and Education
r For. the last 17 'years,
I Wahlstrom has studied
* teenagers' sleep ,cycles,
, brains and learning. She
has concluded that schools
that want ready students
I must have students,arrive
r rested. Absenteeism, tardi-
i ness, ..depression, obesity,
drop-out rates. and even
Sauto accidents all decline
3 when students head to
school after a good night
S Schools are starting to
I take notice)
t Take, for instance, Vir-
I ginia's Fairfax County Pub-
3 lic Schools.
Sals recommend between
S8.5 and 9.5 hours of sleep
t for students. The Fairfax
t district surveyed students
in grades 8,10 :and 12:'and
r -found two-thirds of them
were :sleeping seven hours
or less each school night.
Among high school se-
niors, 84 percent routinely
slept less than seven hours
each night during the 2011
That prompted the
school district, the llth
largest in the country, to
partner with the Children's
National Medical Center's
Division of Sleep Medicine
to study student's night-
time -habits this year and
to consider pushing its
start time to 8 a.m. or later
in coming years.
"Teens have a different
body clock," said Terra
Ziporyn Snider, the co-
founder of Start School
Later, a grassroots advoca-
cy group that has pushed
schools for delayed bells.
"You don't run schools at
a time when kids aren't
ready to learn."
There isn't an easy fix..
Bus schedules have been
a driving factor in recent
decades for when schools
start their days, as are af!
ter-school jobs for teen-
agers, extracurricular ac-
tivities and interscholastic
sports. The challenge of
transporting students to
these activities as well
as classes-- often is cited
as a reason high school
Making the hotel lobby a place to s
BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ ____________
The Associated Press
NEW YORK -.Hotels
want -you to. stay awhile
-in their lobbies. Long
treated as ,.dead spaces
that hotel guests raced
through on the way to. the
elevator, lobbies are being
transformed into places to
work, surf the Web or meet
friends for a drink. Guests socialize in the newly
Large, traditional hotels "social hour"' at a Sheraton hot
are spending billions in ,
renovations to try to mim- Hyatt and Starwood are
ic the style and financial, betting that more vibrant
success' of luxury and bou- lobbies will leave guests
tique hotels, which have -especially younger ones
always drawn free-spend-. with' a better 'feeling
ing crowds to their lobbies. about their stay, even if
Walls are being torn down their room is bland. Ho-
to make lobbies feel .less tel owners say the invest-
confined. Communal ta- ments are beginning to
bles are popping up. Wine pay off, not just in alcohol
lists are being upgraded. sales, but in their ability to
And quiet nooks "are be- charge higher room rates.
ing carved out' that give "People want to go where
business travelers space to people are,'' says Michael
W ork but still be near the Slosser, managing director
action, of operations for Desfina-
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group of 40 hotels in the
U.S. "Theywant to go to be
seen, to relax and totpeople
Steve Carvell, associate
dean for academic affairs at
Cornell University's School
of Hotel Administration,
says younger guests "very
much want that sense of
not feeling alone, even
though they are."'
U.S. hotels are forecast
to spend $5.6 billion on
capital improvements this
year, up 10 percent from
2012 and more than dou-
days begin at dawn and
"So often, we design
school systems that work
for adults and not for kids,"
Duncan told' NPR's "The
Diane Rehm Show."
Research backs up Dun-
can's worries about stu-
dent'sleep patterns and
"Children who sleep
poorly are doing more
poorly on academic per-
formance," said Joseph
Buckhalt, a distinguished
'professor at Auburn
University's College of
He has been tracking
sleeping patterns of 250
children as well as their
IQ tests, performance on
standardized 'tests, their
grades and behavior. His
findings suggest sleep is
just as important to stu-
dent achievements diet
"All the data that we've
seen on sleep shows that
children, especially teen-
agers, are sleeping less,"
he said. "If you don't sleep
well, you don't think very
ee, be seen
ble the $2.7 billion spent in
2010, according to a study
by Bjorn Hanson, dean of
NewYork University's hos-
pitality school, The bulk of
that money pays for new*
beds, showers and other
room improvements. But
Hanson says a "propor-
tionally record amount" of
money is going to recon-
figuring lobbies. .
Revamping lobbies is a
Delicate balancing act: at-
tract 'younger road war-
ribrs but don't turn away
baby boomers with loud,;
Sheraton's first lobby
modernization came in'
2006 when it partnered
with Microsoft to provide
free computers. Soon it
was 'selling Starbucks. to
"As people spent more
time in the lobby, theywere
more willing to purchase
food and beverages," says
Hoyt Harper, the senior'
vice president in charge of
Teep dead, more hurt
.in school stabbing
SPRING, Texas -A
fight inside a Hous-
ton-area high school.
escalated into a series
of stabbings Wednesday
that left a 17-year-old
student dead and three
others wounded, sheriff's
SThe stabbings hap-
pened during a fight,
between several students
in a school corridor. The
Harris County Sheriff's
Office said 17-year-old,
student Luis Alonzo
Alfaro pulled a knife dur-
ing the fight and fatally
stabbed one student and
wounded three others.
Alfaro admitted to the
stabbing under question-
ing by sheriff's homi-
cide detectives and was
charged with murder,
the Sheriff's'Office said
in a statement released
Mayor invites Illinois
gay couples to wed
CHICAGO -With all of
Illinois' financial woes,
residents have grown ac-
customed to politicians
from other states trying
to raid its companies,
jobs and best workers.
Now one of them is
making a similar pitch to
the state's gay couples: .
Come north to get mar-
ried, and spend lots of
I Minneapolis Mayor R.T.
Rybak, who recently mar-
ried 46 same-sex couples
following his state's pas-
sage of a law legalizing
gay weddings, will appear
in a predominantly gay
today to launch a cam-
paign called "Marry Me
Patient likely died
of rare brain disease
Public health officials be-
lieve one person in New
Hampshire has died of a
rare, degenerative brain
disease, and say there's a
remote chance up to 13
,others inmultiple states
were exposed to the fatal
illness through surgical
Dr. Joseph Pepe, presi-
dent of Catholic Medical
Center in Manchester,
said officials are 95 per-
cent certain that'a patient
who had brain surgery in
May and died in August
had sporadic Creutzfeldt-
The disease progresses
rapidly once symptoms
appear and is always :-
fatal, usually within a few
months. Symptoms in-
clude behavior changes,
memory loss, impaired
coordination and other
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sufficient to protect the national
security interests of the United
States of America."
Earlier, at a news coAference
.Obama said, "I always preserve
the right and responsibility to
act on behalf of America's na-
tional security." In a challenge to
lawmakers back home, he said
Congress' credibility was on the
line, not his own, despite saying
a year ago that the use of chemi-
cal weapons would cross a "red
Secretary of State John Kerry
said he believes Obama will ad-
dress the nation on Syria in the
next few days. The president re-
turns home from overseas Fri-
The Senate committee's vote
capped a hectic few days in
which lawmakers first narrowed
the scope of Obama's request
- limiting.it to 90 days and ban-
ning combat operations on the
ground and then widened it.
JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN # www.jcfloridan.com
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
Services, for Ms. Sarah
Louise Jones will be held
today, at 2:00 P.M. in the
Marianna Chapel Funeral
Home with Rev. Jack Brock
officiating. Interment will
follow in the Cottondale
Methodist Church Ceme-
tery. A time of remem-
brance will be held one
hour prior to service.
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Expressions of sympathy
maybe submitted online at
James & Sikes
S Funeral Home
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
Sherry Kaye Smith, 71, of
Greenwood, died' Sunday,
September 1, 2013 at her
residence. She was born in
Columbus OH on August
11, 1942 to John and Vir-
ginia O'Donnell. She was a
member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
SSaints, and has lived in
Jackson County for the past
Sherry is' preceded in
death by her parents, John
and Virgina Murphy
O'Donnell; son, James
Clement Smith IV.
Survivors include her
husband, Jim Smith; son;
John Scott Smith, and three
Funeral service will be at
10 a.m., Friday, September
6, 2013,,at Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints
in' Marianna 'with Amy
Baxter and Van Willis offi-
ciating, interment to follow
in Sink. Creek Cemetery
with James and Sikes Fu-
neral Home Maddox Chap-
Expressions of sympathy
maybe made online at
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From Page 1A
last November. Accord-
ing to a spread sheet pro-
vided by DEE that agency
is contributing a suggested
$752,000 to the project
and state officials say the.
money can be leveraged
with .funds from other
partners for a potential
grand total of $1.2 million.
The Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District
is contributing $72,000.
Other partners and local
in'the spread sheet would
make up the remaining
The funding announced
Wednesday is part of a
larger statewide springs
project totaling almost $37
SPLASH PAD BEATS THE HEAT
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pad at Madison Street ParkWednesday. Mason, who is fromWaycross, Ga., was:enjo.ying an extended.
pLabor Day weekend stay with Gochenaur. Masons parents are former Jackson County residents John ,
Mason and Stephanie (Bissell) Mason. ..;
Your Chamber is here for you
A. s I observe what
S is transpiring in
JL Xour community
Concerning the Dozier
Boys School, I just have
one comment to all
those that; do not know
about Jackson County:
I challenge any of them
to spend time here to
learn more about this
community before they
print the negative com-
ments to the rest of the
country. After all, a real
journalist should want
to report the truth to
accurately represent the
It seems there are
facdons of the media
that are determined to
represent only one side
of this community just
.to sell print, or assist
in someone's personal
Agenda. At least this is
my perception. Not once
have I read about the
great qualities this com-
Jackson CountN has
a low crime rate and a
empl6yment rate, and a
great school system. Re-
ally,; wouldyou want your
children to go to school
every day in any of the
larger cities in this state
where you read every day
About the horrible things
that tae place in those
communities? I believe
Jackson County is a great
place to work, raise your
family and live. Of course,
, we are not perfect, but
I know there are some
Swho think it is not my
place to make the com-
ments I have made but,
sometimes you just have
to say what's on your
mind. I feel an obligation
to defend our commu-
nrity. We just need to keep
our heads up and be
positive. I believe Jackson
; ii Insome
,'" z [ other
Massey news, the
out working and sharing
the Chamber's mission
in the community. Yes-
terday was yesterday,.,but
we are now all focusing
on the future. Ihope that,
as the Chamber Ambas-
sadors are out visiting
businesses, you will ask
questions and consider
supporting your Cham-
realize thatwe have a
lot of work to do to
improve this Chamber.
We can get there but only
with this community's
'to assist current busir.
nesses in networking with
each other. Local busi-
ness needs to support
local business. We also
need to contiinue to be
a strong voice in Talla-
hassee with our elected
officials as well as our
local leaders. The small
corner busineIss cannot
afford a lobbyist. The
Chamber needs to be
their voice to ensure that
the laws passed inTal-
lahassee promote busi- -
nesses and do not hinder
them. The Chamber also
should be a strong re-
source for small business
to assist with such items
as bulk mail, advertis-
ing and access to SBA
programs to assist
in business development,
just to name a few of
I believe that the single
most important issue for
our community is job
creation. There needs
to be a concerted ef-
fort from the leaders of
Jackson County to pull
together and develop a
plan to create jobs in this
. county. We need good-
paying, full-time jobs to
ensure a bright future.
We cando one of two
things. We can do nothing
or we canbe proactive
by working side by side
to accomplish job
Think about it. There
are communities that are
successful and there are
communities that are
not. There is a reason for
this difference. Success
just does not happen by
chance. Which commu-
nitydo we want to be? I
think I know the answer
to that question.
On another note, I
wouldlike to invite
everyone to the First
Friday Breakfast this
Friday. We wiil be rec-
ognizing our elected of-,
ficials for their service to
the community and our
featured speaker will be
. our very own state Rep.
Marti Coley. Please plan
to attend and demon-
strate your support for
the folks who represent
us daily. I appreciate all
of those businesses and
individuals who offer
support for the Jackson
County Chamber of
Commerce. A special
thanks goes to First Fed-
eral Bank for generously
sponsoring this month's
First Friday Breakfast
Jeff Massey Jackson County
The Associated Press*
dents in the tough Cleve-
where three women were
secretly 'imprisoned for
*a decade reacted with
scorn and grim satisfac-
tion Wednesday after Ar-
iel Castro hanged himself
in his cell barely a month
into a life sentence.
Even\ the prosecutor
"This man couldn't take,
for even a month, a small
portion of what he had
dished out for more than
a decade," said Cuyahoga
County Prosecutor Tim
Castro; 53, was found
*hanging from a bedsheet
Tuesday night .at the
state prison in Orient,
woman JoEllen Smith
said. Prison medical staff
performed CPR before
Castro was taken to a hos-
pital, where he was pro-
The coroner's office said
it was suicide.
"He took the coward's
way out," said Elsie Cin-
tron, who lived up the
street from the former
school bus driver. "We're
sad to hear that he's dead,
but at the same time,
we're happy he's gone,
and now we know he can't
ask for an appeal or try for
one if he's acting like he's
As the shocking news
sank :in,. prison officials
faced questions altout
how a high-profile inmate
managed to commit sui-
cide while' in protective
custody. Just a month ago,
an Ohio death row inmate
killed himself days before
he was to be executed.
Ohio prisons ,director
Gary Mohr announced
a review of Castro's sui-
cide and whether he had
received proper medi-
cal and mental health
care. State police are also
came after the Ameri-
can Civil Liberties Union
of Ohio called for a full
"As horrifying as Mr.
Castro's crimes may be,
Sthe state has a responsi-
bility to ensure his safety
from himself and others,"
executive director Chris-
tine Link said.
Through a spokes-
woman, Castro's three
victims declined to
Castro was sentenced
Aug. 1 to life in prison plus
1,000 years after pleading
guilty to 937 counts, in-
cluding kidnapping and
rape, in a deal to avoid
the death penalty. At his
sentencing, he told the'
judge: "I'm not a monster.
Castro had been in a cell
by himself in protective
custody, meaning he was
checked every 30 min-
utes, ,because of fears his
notoriety could lead to at-
tacks from other infimates,
He was not on a suicide
watch, which entails con-
stant supervision, Smith
said. She would not say
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injuries, much more than
he might have otherwise
absorbed in that length of
time. Every time a medi-
cation was prescribed or
a procedure was ordered
in his own case, Freuden-
berg dug into all the text he
could find on the subject,'
immersing himlf'in the
He said that's one posi-
tive that's come from his
experience. He plans to
put his new knowledge to'
.use in helping others. As
for the negatives, like the
nightmares he still has ev-
ery night, Freudenberg is
optimistic about the heal-
ing power of time.
Things have been made
much easier for him be-
c, ause of his fellow crew
members and the com-
munity that reached out
to help them raise money
to help hijr with expenses
like fuel and lodging dur-
ing this crisis, he said. The
put on a fundraiser as well,
gathering at least $500 on
his behalf; the total is still
being calculated. Some
of his home crew mem-
bers and classmates drive
him where he needs to
go, make sure he has food
Sand keep his grass mowed
'at home. His fellow class-
mates in paramedic school
also tutored him on the
classroom work he missed
in the last few weeks.
"My co-workers and fel-
low students have been
amazing," he said. "Pretty
much everything I need,
they've helped me take care
of. They call all the time to
see if I need anything and
they've been really, really
With the help of his class-
mates, he's kept up, he
said, even though he won't
be able to graduate with
his class. Because of his
injuries, he will not be able
to do his hands-on clinical
course working time for that
ceremony They'll graduate
in December; he's looking
at early spring of next year.
Freudenberg said he
can't wait to get back to
work at JCFR and to earn
his new degree in para-
As for his close call in
the firefight, Freudenberg
said he believes angels
and St. Floren, the patron
saint of firefighters, helped
protecthim. That belief in
higher powers goes a long
way back, and he wears
permanent evidence of it.
He has a 'professionally-
crafted tattoo that runs the
length of his left arm. He's
had it a long time. It shows
a firefighter in battle, with
an angel sitting in the
midst of the smoke. The
morning of the Cottondale
fire, he was wearing the
St. Floren medal that his
mother gave him long ago.
He only wears it at work,
and right now it's safely
tucked away at home,
awaiting the day when
he can sling it around
his neck and head to the
station once again.
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Putin warns West on Syria action
The Associated Press
sia President Vladimir
Putin warned the West
against taking one-sided
action in Syria but also said
Russia "doesn't exclude"
supporting a U.N. resolu-
tion on punitive military
strikes if it is proved that
Damascus used poison gas
on its own people.
In a wide-ranging inter-
view with The Associated
Press and Russia's state
Channel 1 television, Putin
said Moscow has provided
some components of the
S-300 air defense missile
system to Syria but has fro-
zen further shipments. He
suggested that Russia may
sell the potent missile sys-
tems elsewhere if Western
nations attack Syria with-,
out U.N. Security Council
The interview late Tues-
day night at Putin's coun-
try residence outside the
Russian capital was the
only one he granted prior
to the summit of G-20 na-
tions in St. Petersburg,
which opens *today. The
summit was supposed to
concentrate on the global
economy but now looks
likely to be dominated by
the international crisis
over allegations that the
Syrian government used
chemical weapons in the
country's civil war.*
Putin said he felt sorry
that President Barack
Obama canceled a one-
on-one meeting in Mos-
cow that was supposed to
have happened before the
summit. But he expressed
hope that the two would
have serious discussions
about Syria and other is-
sues in St Petersburg."
"We work,, we' argue
about some issues. We are
human. Sometimes one of
us gets vexed. But I would
like to repeat once again
that global mutual inter-
ests form a good basis'for
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to John Daniszewski, the Associated
Press's Senior Managing Editor for International News, during an AP interview at Putin's
Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday.
"I have not written off the idea that the United
States and Russia are going to continue to have
common interests, even as we hate some very
profound differences on some other is.s-ues."
United State President Barack Obama
finding a joint solution to
The Russian leader, a
year into his third term
as president, appeared
to go out of his way to be
conciliatory amid a grow-
ing chill in U.S.-Russian
relations. The countries
have sparred over Syria,
the Edward Snowden af-
'fair, Russia's treatment of
its opposition and -the di-
minishing scope in Russia
for civil society groups that
receive funding from the
West. And Putin denied
that Russia has anti-gay
policies, despite a law ban-
ning gay propaganda that
has caused concern about
the, country's role as host
of the Winter Olympics in
Wednesday during a trip
to Sweden that replaced
his Moscow plans, said
relations with Russia have
"hit a wall," but also ex-
pressed confidence that
the two can work together
on some issues.
"1 have not written off the
idea that the United States
and Russia are going- to'
continue to have common
interests, even as we have
some very profound dif-
ferences on some other is-
sues," he said, noting that
those differences include
Putin said it was "ludi-
crous" that the govern-
ment of Syrian President
Bashar Assad a staunch'
Sally of Russia would use
chemical weapons at a
time when it was holding
sway against the rebels.
"From our viewpoint, it.
seems absolutely absurd
that the armed forces -
the regular armed forces,
which are on the' offen-
sive today and. in some
areas have encircled the
:so-called rebels and are
finishing them off that
in these conditions they
would start using forbid-
den chemical weapons
while realizing quite well
that it could serve as a pre-
text for applying sanctions
against them, including
the use of force," he said.
The Obama administra-
tion says 1 ,429 people died
in theAug. 21 attack in a Da-
mascus suburb. Casualty
estimates by other groups
are far lower, and Assad's
government blames the
episode on rebels trying to
overthrow him. A U.N. in-
spection team is awaiting
lab results on tissue and
soil samples it collected
while in Syria before com-
pleting a report.
Obama expressed frus-.
tration at Russia's posi-
tion, saying: "It has been
very difficult to get Rus-
sia, working through, the
Security Council, to ac-
knowledge some of the ter-
rible behavior of the Assad
Putin, however, said the
U.S. has failed to make its
case through the proper
Israeli proposal detailedinta
T .HE R'tEC ;Fi 7
President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about
the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on
Saturday in Washington.
suspension for Egypt
The Associated Press to publicly discuss inter-
WASHINGTON Pres-, The U.S. provides Egypt
ident Barack Obama's top with $1.5 billion a year in
national security aides aid, $1.3 billion of which
have recommended that is military assistance. The
the U.S. suspend hun- rest is economic assis-
dreds of millions of dollars tance. Some of it goes to
in military and economic thegovernment and some
assistance to Egypt in re- to other groups; Only the
sponse to the Egyptian money that goes to the
military's ouster of the government would be
country's first democradi- suspended. Obama will.
* cally elected leader, U.S. have to decide how much
officials said Wednesday, aid will be suspended,
Such a step would be but the officials said the
a dramatic shift' for an recommendation calls for
administration that has a significant amount to
declined to label Egyp- be withheld. The money
tian President Mohamed could be restored once
Morsi's luly 3 ouster a a democratically elected
coup and has argued that government is returned.
it is in U.S. national secu- While leaving the exact
riry interests lo keep the amount to be suspended
aid flowing. It would also up to the president, the
likely have profound im- principals have recom-
plications for decades of mended that it include all
close U.S.-.Egyptian ties. foreign military financing
that have served as a bul- to Egypt's army except for
wark of security and sta- money that supports se-
bility in the Middle East. curity in the increasingly
The officials say the rec- volatile Sinai Peninsula
omumendation has been and along Egypt's border
with Obama for at least with the Gaza Strip, the
a week but they don't ex- officials said.
pect him to make a deci- The White House and
sion until after the full State Department de-
Congress Votes on his lined to comment on
request for authorization the recommendation, but
for military strikes on Syr- congressional aides said
ia, which is not expected national security adviser
before Monday. The offi- Susan Rice has outlined
cials spoke on condition the possible strategy in
of anonymity because closed-door consulta-
they were not authorized,' tions with lawmakers.
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A Jewish settler looks at the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, from the E- area on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem
on Dec. 5,2012.
The Assoc ated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank
Israel has proposed
leaving intact dozens of
Jewish settlements and
military bases in the West
Bank as part of a package
to establish a Palestinian
state in provisional bor-
ders, a Palestinian official
told The Associated Press
*on Wednesday, in the first
detailed glimpse at recent-
ly relaunched peace talks.
The official said the pro-
posal is unacceptable to
the Palestinians, under-
scoring the tough road
ahead as the sides try to
reach an agreement end-
ing decades of conflict.
The official spoke on
condition of anonym-
ity because Israel and the
Palestinians, have pledged
to U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry not to discuss
the content of their talks
with the media a pledge
that has largely held up
For their future state, the
Palestinians seek the West
Bank, east Jerusalem and
Gaza Strip, territories cap-
tured by Israel in the 1967
j With Israeli Prime Min-
ister Benjamin Netanyahu
opposed to a return to the
pre-1967 lines, the idea of
a Palestinian state in tem-
porary borders has gained
appeal with the Israelis.
Such a deal could give
the Palestinians indepen-
dence, while leaving the
thorniest issues, such as
the fate of Jerusalemn and
the status of .millions of
Palestinian refugees and
their descendants, to later
negotiations. The Palestin-
ians reject any notion of
a provisional agreement,
fearing that a temporary
arrangement that falls
short of their dreams will
Talks resumed in late
July after a fiearly five-year
break stemming largely
from Israeli settlement
construction. The Pales-
tinians have objected to
Israeli construction in the
West Bank and east Jeru-
salem. The Palestinians
say these settlements,
now home to more than
500,000 Israelis, make it
increasingly difficult to
partition the land between
After months of U.S. me-
diation, the Palestinians
agreed to resume talks.
Although Israel did not
pledge to freeze settlement
construction, U.S. officials
and that negotiations have
focused on security mat-
ters. He said the Israelis
have said they expect both want to retain control of
sides to avoid provocative theWest Bank's borderwith
moves. Jotdan, keep early.-warning
The Palestinian official stations on hilltops, and
said formal talks on bor- retain military bases near
ders have not yet started, the lordanian border.
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rand Ridge Middle School Coach Allan Cox calls a play during a middle school football jamboree last
week in Blountstown. The Indians will play their regular-season opener tonight against Vernon in
University of Florida Football
Florida welcomes Jones back to lineup
The Associated Press
No. 12 Florida to ease running
back Matt Jones into action.
Instead, the Gators (1-0) plan
to work Jones early and often
Saturday at Miami (1-Q) a
clear indication how they feel
about the 6-foot-2, 226-pound
Offensive coordinator Brent
Peas'e said Jones, who missed
three weeks of practice while
recovering from a viral infec-
tion, could get as many as 25
Carries against the Hurricanes.
"I'm not saying that's what
' he's going to get. but I expect
him to be out there and be in
the offense," Pease said Tues-
day. "We got to be smart in
how we use'him ... and the
number of reps he can handle.
,He'll know the game plan. He'll
know that because he's a smart
guy. It's just we'll see what he
can handle, but I expect he can
handle it all,"
Jones was hospitalized in
late July because of the infec-
tion, lost noticeable weight
and spent weeks recovering.
He started working out in
mid-August, bit team doc-
tors were cautious with his
They wanted to avoid a re-
lapse or any setbacks, especial-
ly in Gainesville's sweltering
summer heat and humidity.
He was cleared to practice
and play late last month, and
the Gators targeted Saturday
for his return.
"I don't really know what he's
going through or what he's feel-
ing, but he seems to be han-
dling it well," quarterback Jeff
Driskel said. "1 know he's going
to do everything he can to be
at 100 percent. If he's close to
100 percent, I'll take that."
Jones ran 52 times for 275
yards and three touchdowns
last season, getting most of his
work in mop-up duty behind
Mike Gillislee. He was at his best
late in the year, running 16 times
for 146 yards in the final two
See FLORIDA, Page 2B
THE A .i),.IATEO PRE,',
The Florida Gators expect running back Matt Jones to return to regular
action this week.
CAN'T STOP THE COMEBACK
G racevil]e's Caroline Nichols returns the ball during a game against the VernonYellow Jackets onTue
night in Vernon. While the Lady Tigers won the first two matches, Vernon rallied to win the final thr
and defeat Graceville.
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BY SHELIA MADER
The Sneads Lady Pirates volley-
ball team notched their sixth win
in a row Tuesday night with a sol-
id three-set win against Munroe.
The Lady Pirates took game one
25-19, game two was 25-15, with
game three clinching the victory
Mallory Beauchamp led the
team in serveswith 16,.followed
closely by Emily Glover with 15.
Mallory McDaniel had ten serves
*while Aaliyah Williams had three
and Krissie Satterfield had two.
Logan Neel led the team with 15
kills while Glover recorded ten.
McDaniel picked up six kills with
Satterfield at four and De'Aryll
picking up two kills.
Glover led with six ace serves,
followed by Beauchamp with
four and Satterfield with two. Mc-
Daniel and Logan McCord both
had one ace serve. Beauchamp
led the team with six digs with
McDaniel on the board with five.
McCord recorded four digs while
Neel had three. Glover scored two
and Williams-posted one. Glover
and Neel both had three assists
on the evening.
Following the game, coach Shei-
la Roberts was pleased to get the
win but a little disappointed in
her team's level of play. "I wasn't
pleased with the way we played
the game," she said. "Since we
started playing we have been sol-
id but the girls did not play well.
They had the weekend off and I
thought they would come back
rested and they were not play-
ing rested. They were flat, sloppy
ball-handling, and just not very
good. Of course, not making ex-
cuses but we do have two start-
ers out with injuries, Shelbi Bylar
and Ashlyn Roberts and some
girls have had to move to ball-
handlers but I was glad to get out
of there with a win. Munroe has
improved and showed a lot of en-
ergy, enough energy for the both
of us. I was very thankful to get
out of there in three sets."
The Lady Pirates will have little
time to recoup with a district
game on the road at Wewa Thurs-
day. Tuesday night's game im-
proved Sneads to 6-0 overall and
2-0 in district play this season.
BY SHELIA MADER
The Marianna High School vol-
leyball team fell to Rutherford on
the road in four sets Tuesday eve-
ning. After dropping the first two
games 25-12 and 25-17, the Lady
Bulldogs bounced back with a
25-13 win. But in the fourth set,
the Lady Rams proved to be too
much as they defeated Marianna
Bonnie Bigale led the team in
serves with 16, added six aces
and eight assists with three digs.
Megan Tillman was right on her
heels with 11 serves and three
aces with two digs. Bre Johnson
was on the board defensivelywith
three kills and four blocks while
ti Azaria Marlowe had two kills and
S four blocks.
Following the game, coach Brit-
tany Griffin was disappointed
with her team's performance,
"Rutherford really picked apart
our serve receive. We have got to
VFLORIDAN work on our being able to control
the ball. We missed a lot of serves
,sday last night and against a good
ree team like Rutherford, you are not
going to win having so many er-
rors," Griffin said. L
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jordan Spieth was a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup on Wednesday.
' * - : : , /
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pick for Presidents Cup
The Associated Press month at the Wyndham a text message late Tues- the same time, Jordan de-
Championship. day night, serves to be on the team
Jordan Spieth started, the He is assured of be- Furyk didn't mind the and Webb Simpson is a
season, without statuIs on ing the first player since delivery-'All you're look- class act, great player. As
any tour. He ends it by go- Tiger Woods in 1996 to ing for is contact," he said Nick Price says, you get
ihgtothe;PresidentsCup. start a season without and while he was disap- two picks and those are
Fred Couples used his status and reach the Tour pointed, he said Couples who were goingwith."
captain's picks Wednesday Championship. was in a tough spot. Price, on the other hand,
on the 20-year-old Spi- Couples left out young "Everyone is going to leaned on history at Muir-
eth and Webb Simpson to players his last two times as argue what the' right call field Village in guiding his
fill but his 12-man team, captain- Dustin Johnson is," Furyk said. "He had so picks. He said Tim Clark
making Spieth the young- in 2009, Keegan Bradley in many good players ... he does not have a long his-
est American toplay in the 2011, even though Bradley wasn't going to make a bad tory playing the Memo-
Presidents Cup since it be- had won the PGA Champi- choice." rial, and that de Jonge and
ganin1994.. .onship for his second win Couples also said he Leishman were better suit-
"I'm just super stoked," as a rookie. The captain would consider Jolhnson,. ed for Muirfield Village.
Spieth said.' said he had help from his who hasn't won since the "We can debate amongst
Nick Price used his picks team "and probably all of Tournament of Champion- the three guys from here
on a pair of rookies the United States" in tak- ,ship in January at Kapalua. until eternity as to what
Brendon de Jonge of Zim- ingSpieth. Simpson'was,inside the you think and Who you feel
babwe and Marc Leishman Couples said not takig top 10 who qualified for would-be best," Price said.,
of Australia -asthe Inter- Bradley in2011 "wore on most of the two-year pro-- "But I had to make the de-
national, team tries to win me a little bit," especially cess until the final hole, cision yesterday, and I re-
for only the second time. after watching' Bradley when Zach Johnson made ally thinkthat out of the
The matches are Oct. 3-6 play well atthe RyderCup' a 25-foot birdie putt at three guys, Brendon and
at MuirfieldVillage in Dub- a year later. the TPC Boston to move Marc would probably end
lin, Ohio. "I'mgoingwith theyoung into the 10thspotby'what up playing Muirfield better
Spieth was just start- guy and our whole team amountedto$5,715inPGA than Tim does."
ing his sophomore year at is excited," Couples said. Tourearnings. Coupleshad The picks meant that
Texas a year ago when he "We have a great team, but said Monday night he was Price 'will have six rookies
decided to turn proat the to pick Jordan I think was leaning toward Simpson. :on his'team, though it's not.
enrid of 2012, even though the right move," Furyk narrowly made the like experience has helped
he failed to get out of the By taking' the rookie, Presidents Cup last 'time 'th'e International side in
second stage of PGA Tour "Couples left Jim 'Furyk and'then went 5-0 at Royal' the past. The Presidents
qualifying and was not a off anAmericanteam for Melbourne. He also is a -Cup has become a lopsid-
member of any four., He the first time siice the past champion at the Me- ed event, with Americans
played well enough to earn 1997 Ryder Cup, ending a morial, played at Muirfield' holding a 7-1-1 advantage.'
special .,temporary status streak of 15 straight teams. Village. They have won the last
on the PGATour, won the Couples said it was such a "The .whole thing was four times, and the last
John Deere Classic in July tough decision that he did not fuhm," Couples said. "I 'three matches have not
and lost in a playoff last not call Furyk, and left him know all the stats. But at been particularly close.
Furykleft off US team for first time since '96
1st Grand Slam
The Associated Press Indeed, Gasquet got 70
percent of his first serves
NEW YORK Flavia in during the fifth set and
Pennetta knew her oppo- saved the only-break point
nent's game almost as well against him.
as she knows her own. The women's match
She came out a winner marked the ninth meeting
Wednesday over Roberta between Vinci and Pen-
Vinci in the most impoT- netta, who, back in 2009,
tant meeting between the became the first Italian
Italians over a friendship woman to crack the top
and rivalry that has lasted 10. But she fell out of the
more than 20 years. spotlight in her country's
Blunting Vinci's net at- tennis scene after the
tacks, taking away4 her emergence of Vinci and
deft drop shots and prey- Sara Errani,. combined
ing on her nerves, Pen- with a wrist injury' that
netta made it to her first 'sidelined her during, the
Grand Slam semifinal and end oflast season.
'climbed back to the top of Pennetta came' into
Italy's competitive tennis Flushing MNleadows ranked
ladder Wednesday with 83rd, but will leave with
a 6-4, 6-1 win at the U.S. victories over both of Ita-
Opeh.,-. ly's top players.
"I know how she plays;. After her win overVinci,
she knows everything "'the Italians met ,,at the
of me," Pernnenrta said net and hugged. Vinci
about her 10th-seeded gave Pennetta a kiss on
opponent, "We get in the the 'cheek and told her,
court, and I think today' "Brava,"
was more' about inside, "She's someone 'who,
not about tennis. It was when she 'wants some-
about how you play, how thing, she wants it .all
you feel in the court, and: costs, which" is the right
how can you handle the way to be," Vinci said. "It
situation." might seem strange to
SPennetta will play the say it, but it's great whqn
winner of Wednesday's .a person gets back to this
later quarterfinal between level after an operation.
No. 2 Victoria Azarenka She deserves to be in the
and 48th-ranked Dan; semifinals."'
iela Hantuchova. No. 1, Unlike most women in
Serena Williams and No. this era of baseline ten-
5 Li Na won Tuesday to' nis, Vinci attacked the
secure spots in the other net 34 times. But she won
semifinal. only 18 of those points.
After Pennetta's win, She finished with 14 win-
eighth-seeded :.' Richard ners and 28 unforced .er-
Gasquet got the first spot rors. Trailing 5-4 in the
in this year's men's semi- -first, Vinci saved a pair of
finals, defeating No. 4 set 'points tand had two
David Ferrer 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 'chances to. break, but
2-6, 6-3 in a match that couldn't convert either.
ran 3 hours, 23 minutes. Vinci attacked the net on
Gasquet made his second the last two points of the
Grand Slam semifinal, set, but Pennetta hit shots
Gasquet came in off a hincicouldn'thandle both
five-setwin over Milos Ra- times to close things out.
onic in the fourth round The second set took only
that improved him to 6- 24 minutes.
12 in five-setters for his Vinci said her style is,
career. .ferrer was 19-9. well,-her style, and it has
After Ferrer won' the third served her well through
and fourth sets to even a career that brought her
Sthe match, he looked like into the top 15 'for the first
a, good bet to finish the time. this summer.
comeback. "Yes, of course L have a
"He's a big fighter," Gas- different kind of tennis,"
qttet said. 'I knew I had to she said. "This is my key.
serve well. It's important Sometimes it' helps me,
against,a big player like somietiines, not. Depends, ,
that." .of course, the opponent."
The Associated Press
Jim Furyk kept waiting
for the phone to ring to
learn about the Presidents
Cup. News came from the
buzz of a text message, a
-peculiar way to find out
he would not be part of an
American team for the first
time since Tiger Woods
was still trying to get his
PGA Tour card.
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against Jacksonville State
and Florida State. His 32-
yard TD run in the fourth
quarter against the Semi-
noles helped seal victory.
Pease and coach Will
Muschamp thought so
highly of Jones during off-
season practice .in March
and April that they gave
him just one carry in the
"From the defensive
side, you got to be aware
this kid can carry the foot-
ball," Pease said. "He's a
power run, a downhill-run
guy. He's got capability of
breaking it and going all
the way. You saw that in
the Florida State game. He
knows. protections. He's
got good hands. We can
play him in a lot of differ-
lent positions. We can split
U.S. captain Fred Cou-
ples used his captain's
picks Wednesday on Webb
Simpson ..and Jordan, Spi-
'eth, the youngestAmerican
in Presidents Cup'history.
"I'm ` disappointedd"
said Furyk, !who 'began
his streak of 15 consecu-
tive teams at the 1997 Ry-
der Cup. "I'm sure Dustin
Johnson 'is disappointed
and Bubba (Watson) is dis-
him out. He can catch the'
Balll" ,; :
Jones has not' spoken
with reporters since his
hospital stay, and -team
officials don't anticipate
making him available until
after he plays this season.
Muschamp insists that
will happen Saturday
against the in-state rival
Hurricanes, who gave up'
218 yards. a game on the
ground last season and
ranked 112th in the nation.
If Miami hasn't improved
drastically, Jones could be
in for a dynamic debut.,:
Florida ran for 262 yards
in the season opener, a 24-
6 win over Toledo. Backup
Mack Brown, (112 yards
and two TDs) had a ca-
reer day, and reserves Kel-
vin Taylor, Mark Herndon
and Valdez Showers each
*ripped off long runs.
' The Gatorswantto pound
the ball. It's Muschamp's
philosophy, Pease's game
plan and Jones' primary
appointed. Webb and Jor-
dan, I think they're good
picks and they're going to
be excited. You've got to
say 'yes' to somebody and
'no' to somebody.",,
Getting the news through
*a text was awkward, es-
pecially because Furyk'
at first thought the picks
were to be' announced
on Tuesday, one day after
the .final qualifying event'
at the' Deutsche .Bank
because he was so close to
making the team, the dif-
ference of about $6,000 in
the last tournament," Fu-
ryk said. "I 'thought I was
the last guy up in the air."
Couples, said Furyk and
Steve. Strickeir were two
players wanted dearly to
:be on the team.
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aid I think that's the way have a good chance if we
we're going to win this do that."
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Gabbert could be game-day decision
The Associated Press
JACKSONVILLE A de-
cision on Blaine Gabbert's
return from a broken
thumb could stretch until
coach Gus Bradley said
Wednesday that his quar-,
terback decision "very eas-
ily could" last until before
Sunday's game against
Kansas City. y
"We've got some deci-.
Ssions to make," Bradley
said. '"I know he feels bet-
ter every day, so Is think
were going to have to get
as much time as we can to
' evaluate this.".
Gabbert, who had a
small amount of tape on'
his thumb, was limited in
"At times he looked good,
and at times he looked like
he had an injury," Bradley
said on a -conference call
with Kansas City media.
With Jacksonville re-
porters, Bradley was more
"I thought I saw some
.glimpses at the end where
he was starting to get into a
little bit more of a rhythm,"
Bradley said. ,
Gabbert sustained a
hairline fracture in his
right thumb ,during the
team's second preseason
game, Aug. 17.at the New.
Gabbert sat out the final
two exhibitions, and team
doctors thought he would
be healthy enough to play
against the Chiefs. winning a football game.
He started gripping a You're not worried about a
'football last week and little nick you have here or
making throws. But it re- there."..
mains to be-seen hw his If Gabbert can't play,
thumb. will hold up dur- backup ; Chad, Henne
ing live action or with .the would get the'start.
pounding of snaps. .i "I have to prepare to be
"You can't worry about the starter and'practice
it," Gabbert said. "In prac- that way, and whatever
tice you can't worry about decision's made, at least I
it because then you're know I'll be-ready," Henne
thinking about some- said. "I can't control any of
thing that's really not rel- that. It's up to the coach--
evant when you're ,going ing staff. Whatever they
through a play, a progres- fee[.comfortable. For me,
sion and a read., I imagine it's just prepare as much
on game day it won't even as I can and hopefully it'll
be a thought in my mind. carry over to game day.".
...That's something that's What Bradley hopes
taking your mind away to avoid is a scenario in
from the goal at hand, which Gabbert starts and
which is executing. the then isn't able to finish the
plays, scoring points and game. ,
.... Dolph n
....o unproved QB play
Miami counting on"ipoe Q~pa
The A ":,,hd F':
DAVIE- While Miami
Dolphins training camp
meant weeks of specula-
ftion, prognostication and
tion, one moment of dls-
tillation .summed up the
They hinge on Ryan
"We'll only be as.good as
he is," tight end Charles
The defense seemsstout,
the receiving corps.,looks
. improved and.the addition
of nine rookies and eight
free agents has buoyed op-
timism Miami is poised for
a playoff push beginning
with Sunday's opener at
But to snap a streak of
four consecutive losing
. seasons, the Dolphins will,
need forTannehill to make
significant progress in his
secqpnd ,NFL season. And
heknows it. ',,
"It's a quarterback-driv-
en league," he said. "I need
to play well in order for
this team to do well. I get
to touch the ball every play'
and get to make. decisions
that greatly, affect the out-
come of the game, so that's
exciting for me. And I have
the guys, who can, make
plays fox me, and it makes
it a lot of fun." .
Mike Sherman predicted
Tannehill will make the
biggest leap forward of
any second-year quarter-
back this year. which is'
saying something because
the group also includes
Andrew Luck, Robert
Gritfin III, Russell Wilson
and Cleveland's Brandon
Sherman figures Tan-
nehill has lots of room for
growth because he's still
relatively, new ,to tlhe. posi-
tion. After switching from
receiver at Texas. A&M,
where Sherman was the
head coach, Tannehill
started just 19 games. Then
he became the first-Dol-
phins rookie quarterback
to start all 16 gamess.
"I believe in Ryan Tan-
nehill," Sherman, said. "I
think every day he walks
onto the field he is going to
have faith, too. As an indi-
cationhe's now considered
-a veteran, he Was one of six
players voted by his peers
to the team's leadership
council, which will meet.
regularly with coach Joe
Philbin .. .'..' :' "-
seems, more, comfortable
this year, in the locker
room," the huddle and t"he..
"As a rookie you're feel-
Sing it o'lt," .Clay said. "Now
he's a lot more, vocal. He
knows the offense, and he
has taken complete con-
Not that Tannehill was
bad as a rookie. He threw
for 3,294 yards,, more than
Griffin orWilson-- or any
previous Dolphins rookie,
Dan Marino included. But
he threw more intercep-
tions than -touchdown
passes and was vexed by
red-zone and .third-down
SNew. receiver Mike Wal-"
lace,'is ._epected to help,
stretching the field to pro-
vide Tannehill with more
inviting targets, both long
and short. That sounds es-
pecially appealing to long-
time fans who remember
.when Paul Warfield joined
the Dolphins and teamed
with quarterback Bob Gri-
,es to help them win con-
secutive Super Bowl titles.
Ryan has money,
now he wants a
The Associated Press
Ga. Matt Ryan knows
that being a quarter-
back. comes with certain
He's expected to be the
leader of the Atlanta Fal-
cons, yet he must con:-
stantldy prove to, those
around him thathe'swor-
thy of the role.
".It takes a different kind
of guy to lead a group of
men, to get those guys
to play for him," saidre-
ceiver Jlulio Jones, a'tearm-
mate of Ryan's the last
two years. "Mant does a
great job of that. He talks
to everybody like they're.a
man. Everybody wants to
play for him.", .
Heading into his sixth
season, Ryan is firmly
_established as one' of the
NFL's top quarterbacks.
He's set for life financially
after signing a contract
extension wprth ,nearly
$104 million atthe start of
training camp- includ-'
ing $59 million in guaran-
teed, money. He's viewed
by everyone as the face of
the franchise. :
That's not enough .for
lie wants a ring., .
tI, "understand there's a
1;usiness side to it," Ryan
said Wednesday."'I'm ex-
.tremely grateful for the
place I'm at and the op-
portunity I've been given
,here. BI that's' never
been a motivation for me.
My motivation is cham-
pionships. thatis'- what
Ryan has accomplished
plenty in his career five
straight winning seasons,
four playoff appearances,
two NFC South titles..But;
despite having h6me-field
advantage in both 2010
and last season, the' Fal-
cons have .yet to reach the
Super Bowl with Matty Ice.
SLast season, they came
squandering a big lead
in the NFC champion-
ship game and getting
stopped on the San Fran-
C isco 10-yard line as they
were driving for a poten-
tial winning touchdown
Sin the closing seconds,.
The 49ers moved on to
vthe Super Bowl. Ryan and
!the Falcons went back
to work,, trying to figure
out how to get over that
"Part of it is we've been
so close in the past. Part
of it is, we've fallen short,
, too,"Ryan said. "The com-
bination of, those things
keeps you motivated."
After a- slight dip in his
second,season, Ryan's rat-
ing has unproved each of
the last three years. He's
* coming off a league-lead-
tions-and career bests in
yaffdl (4,719) and touch-
downs (32), with only 14
"He learns from his
mistakes and. gets better
e very year," .runningback
Jason Snelling said. "He
expects nothing less than
,to get better on a year-to-
year basis, even a game-
Ryan usually picks out
a few parts of his game
for extra work during the,
offseason. A year' ago, he
spent more time in the
weight robmii, looking to
be as strong as the-end -of
the season as ie. was the
Beginning, and it, paid
off with the first playoff
victory,of his career. This
summer, he focused on
.his footwork and a few
other things he'd prefer.
not to share.
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Flatbed Tralle.r 10,QO0 ib. haul weight; 6"
channel tongue & frame; 2 5200# brake axles
& breakaway box; 15" 8-ply radial tires; heavy
duty treadplate fenders; 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
* Large gray bob-tailed cat
has gone missing in Laver
Hills. He is approximately 14
lbs. He answers to the name
-Brutus and is extremely'af-
Nfectionate and friendly. He
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-
WARD WILL BE GIVEN FOR HIS SAFE RETURN **
....1AKC Shelte 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
FREE: Lab mix puppies 3/M & 4/F. 850-209-7047
* Full Blooded English Mastiff female, 2 yr 1/2
old, fawn color, great disposition, spayed, vet
checked $500. 334-671-0467 or 334-718-3650
Golden Retriever puppies AKC certified,
9 weeks old $250. Call Jim 850-272-0873
firstname.lastname@example.org e-mailfor additional pics.
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
S.E. ALABAMA KENNEL CLUB
Good Manners Obedience,
Confirmation classes, :
$50. for 6 weeks'
Rally/Agility Intro. S75.
4 Shots required 4 '
Starting September 10th
4. Call337994226 or,3344993315
IJ k Fresh Green
We also have
850-209-.3322 or 850-573-6594
S4128 Hw 231
HOME GROWN. FRESH
All Farm Fresh!.
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern
U pick Muscadines
(3 Maria's Vineyard 3940 Fortner st.
ip Dothan 4 Call 702-0679 4.
If You Have It and
Don't Need It...Sell It in the
SI-ACS IFI f -
Campbelton Farm Service 5221 Hwy. 231 South
New Crop Bulk Oats
(Good for Cover Crop or Grazing) $4.00 bushel
50# cleaned & bagged Oates
(horse feed) $800 bag
HAY: Russell Bermuda Hay for sale.
Round bales. $50/bale. Call 334-718-3931.
Horse Quality Hay, barn kept 719 S. Ball SL
Slocomb, AL 334-886-7034 or 706-741-0856
Sqaure and Round Bales Will Deliver
Bred Heifers for sale. 250 head. Angus &
Brangus. Call 334-248-4390 or 334-447-5195.
-:f. TREES TREES
.. 12 fttall 30 gal.
S69.95 buy 2
get one FREE
Live Oaks, Crape Myrtle,
Cherry Laurel & Magnolias
WAN- T D -YIFArM &GA RDEN
I Reliable *
I Business Minded
0 Proof of Insurance
Per month AFTER expenses
Bid for Contract at the
Jackson County Floridan,
,.4403 Constitution' Lane,-
^\ ~Maniana, FL 7
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Northwest Florida Community Hospital,
Chipley, FL is seeking qualified
candidates for the following position:'
FT, full menu, healthcare experience
FT, healthcarenexperience preferred
Applications available online at
www.NFCH.org and/or application to:
(850) 415.8106 or Fax (850) 63830622
SmOke and Drug Free Campus. EOE
HAY & GRAIN GlflH ENRLEPOMSENT
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
,We are looking for a counselor who wants to
make a difference In the lives of our clients.
Counselor duties include provldlng
substance abuse treatment including
psychosoclal evaluation, treatment planning,
individual, and group counseling. CARE is
one of Florida's leading substance abuse
agencies, and we have been. providing
services to our community for over 35 years
and we have an opening at.pur Jackson
County office. Potential counselors must
have strong counseling skills, and the ability
to communicate and document substance
abuse treatment modalities.
Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree
preferred. Salary range $26,893 $34A06
D.O.E. + FULL BENEFITS PACKAGE
(including 19 days vacation, 15 day sick
leave, 10 paid holidays, health & dental
insurance, retirement program with
401K option and more).
Send resume and cover letter to CARE,
Attn: Delbert Horton, 4000 ..3rd St, Panama
City, FI 6 32404 EEO/DFWP/Drug screenIng..,
Dispatcher contract position
located in our Graceville office.
Working days, nights-and some
weekends and holidays, 40 hours a week.
Good clerical and computer skills necessary.
S Send Resume to:
West Flo0rida Electric Cooperative,
ATTN; Personnel Department,
P.O. Box 127 Graceville,FL 32440
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE &
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
s Look ahead to your
future! Start training
F RT 11 for a new career in .
COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
-I Pharmacy Technology,
Electrical Trades &'HVAC!
Call Fortis College 888-202-4813
For consumer info: visit www.fortis.edu
SIBR1BA Fulrnshd Apt. In Cypress, $406/mo -
+ dp. ind. water/garb./laWn/pest control
S -850-592-2359/850-209-7195 .
Clinton St. efficiency, utilities Incl, new rugs
$395. other funi. rooms for .350 727-433-RENT
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Deering SL Cute lbd. quiet $340. mo. NO PETS
other rooms for rent n 727-433-RENT
Studio Apt- Maarianna
includes electric / water,/ trash,
No Pes r10. lease
5W o. $4O0/dep. 1 yr. blese -No Pets
Cal Joanhe 850-693-0570
3BR/lBA 171 Mission Rd. furn h6use CH&A,
with carport $650. Mo. + $650 Dep. No smoking
or Pets. Credit Report & lyr lease required.
Call 850-638-6405 for appointment.
I:' 1&2BR Apartments in Mardianna
: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4w
3/2 Dbi.'Wd Mobile Home (by Itself) I|
on quiet lotpinSneads. 850-209-8595 ||
3BR/2BA single family home w/garage and big
back yard. Located in great neighborhood.
$7Q0/month and $500 dep. CR &A required.
-Call 954-445-2451 for appointment.
* Austin Tyler& Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
850- 526-3355 or a'ustintvlerco.com
"Property Management is Our ONLY Business"
Lovely 3BR/IBA.House on Wilton St. Clean, in
town, near'schools, nice yard, quiet neighbor-
hood, outdo or.pets ok. $625/mo plus deposit.
. "I I 850-482-6211/209-0188 4m
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2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes In Cottondale.
$500 and 4p. H20, garbage, sewer Induded.
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500S/Month
Please call 850-258-1594 or
850-638-8570 Leave Message
S2 & 3 BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna& Sneads (850)209-8595 |
Mobile Homes for Rent 2/1 Located between
Grand Ridge &Sneads.
Includes water, garbage &pest main.
$360. Mo 4 850-573-0308 4
Quiet, well' maintained Park, Water/sewer/
garbage/lawn included. 3/2 $625.4 3/2 $550.
& 2/1 Brick Duplex $600. w/carport
Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 .
Small Quiet Faplly O limted Park -1,2 A 31R
M' MW*'f Ret IclOW es water, garbage,.
lawn ca', Nol Pe.s 5 -592-163
Beauty ShopDowntown equip. Incl. 1 mo. free
$495. mo. 4376 Lafayette 727-433-RENT
Beautiful Waterfront Home For Sale
*'+ + See Pictures on:.
For Sale By Owner Listing 23321125
l l^ ~ATV FOR SALE!!:
S_ 2013 Polaris RZR 800.
Seats 2, low hours.and
comes with a fou6r year
extended warranty. In
ii .r,.. ~great condition. $13,300.
347-1302 or 494-6724 for questions or to see!
1968 Chaparral 15ft Walk Thru Windshield Boat
with 80HP Mercury, needs water pump, good
Trailer $1,200. Call 334-790-5370
Mercury 60 HP;
depth finder, trailer,
Lancer 16' Stick Steering Boat, 60hp Mercury 4
stroke motor w/stainless steel 3-blade prop;
on board charger; Motor-Guide trolling motor
w/46 Ib. thrust and foot control; 2 Minn Kota
electric anchors;Lawrence depth/fish finder; 2
nice cushioned seats; Aerated live well; Drive-;
on trailer w/greasable hubs and spare tire;
[very few hpurs]. Asking price: $13,000 OBO
(Home: 229-732-6421) (Coell: 229-310-9795)
Allegro Motor Home 2001 Ford V10, 33fL.:
with 2 slides, 41K miles, Very Clean,
$35,000. 334-797.-4777. Stored inside building
Ow R, MI .t', aW
Buick 2002 LaSabre. 1 Owner. Garaged. All
Options. 19,800 original miles. $7,400.
334-797-2446. .-.. .
Chevrolet 2008 Impala '- red, 4-door, 58,175
miles, one owner, exc. cond. $9795.
334-712-0251. ` -
g-H Ford 1996 Taurus GL Wag-
on. loaded, cold air, good
I tires, extra clean, only
30,000 miles, $3695. Call
Ford 1998 Explorer XLT., 4WD, SOHC V-6 Engine,
Low mileage engine and tires, new front end,
new rotors and pads all around. Weathertec
mats and cargo tray. Luggage rack and cargo ,
roller cover. 2 volume set of dealer shop man-
uals, well maintained, garage kept MUch'mor.,
Priced below KBB. $3,500. Call 334-886-2163
* "' i 1Ford 2008 Mustang GT
Grabber Orange. Premium
Edition. Garage kept, one
. .... owner & only 71,800 miles. -
Clear title. Never been in an accident nor had
any mechanical issues. Excellent'condition.
KBB rates the car worth $16,800 and I am only.
asking $15,500 OBO. qar is located in Enter-
prise. AL. 334-360-0045 for more information.
~Infinit! 2004 Q45
Premium model. 38,000
original miles. Harvest
Silver with tan leather
interior. Unbelievably nice. Brand new Michelin
tires. Non-smoker and garage kept. By owner.
$16,900. CaIl or text 334-806-6004. / .
Come grow with us.
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Client-focused. Experienced. Compassionate, Driven.
We are growing again and looking to expand our team.
.tApprUdLocUI UL ut aggressive.
Experienced without ego.
Creative and confident.
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SCherry & Irwin
, I 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.
B Lexus 2000 GS 300
Gold w/tan leather interi-
or. Air, sunroof, all power,
AM/FM/CD, 100k miles.
Excellent condition. $10,000 firm. Call 671-8178
Mountaineer:. Very well
ol1 maintained SUV. All wheel
drive. Fully equipped with
all options.'$6,500, Call 334-790-1233
Vllyovo22008 C30 T (turbo)
61,000 mi. Leather seats,
power seats &windows,
AM/FM radio, CD player, keyless entry. Great
cond. $17,500. 334-477-6831 or 334-477-6839,
'Sportster XLI200C Cus-
tom. Excellent condition.
SScreamin' Eagle II exhaust.
Saddlebags & cover includ-
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-Tail Customi with
new RC component, wheels, rotors, beltpully,
brakes & tires, exc. cond. 13K miles, garage
kept, like new $12,000. FIRM 334-596-8581.
Yamaha 2006 V-Star '1100 custom, red in color,
I lots of chrome, windshield $4900. 334-618-2068.
"GMC 2007 Yukon SLT 2WD.
Located at Lemon Lot on
-" -"' ^i ~Westgate Pkwy. Original
I L n owner. Brown/tan leather
Seats. Loaded. 95,300 mi.
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.
Artic Cat 2006 side by side 4x4 140 miles,
green, perfect condition, LIKE NEW $6000.
S334-886-3327 or 334-464-1136.
BOX TRUCK 2004 Frieghtliner M-2 26ft with
attic, air brakes, cat engine, 6 sp. trans.
26,000 gvwr, 195K miles, exc. cond. $14,500.
Call: 334-798-1221. '''
Ford 2000 FISO extra cab, 4-doors loaded,' 't"
Automatic, 178,000 miles, new tires, runs great
$5,500. FIRM334-596-9966 .
iF ord 2006 F-250, Fx4 Turbo
-Diesel, Leather, many ex-
tras, only 74,000 miles.
,$22,995. DEAL MAX AUTO,
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Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624
af CALL FOR TOP PRICE
FOR JUNK VEHICLES
I ALSO SELL USED PARTS
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GOT BAD CREDIT?
4, $0 Down/lst Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass
A Repo pass bankruptcy
SLOW CREDIT OK
Ask About $1000. off at time of purchase.
4 Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
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334-799576 or 344-791-4714
WE WILL BUY YOUR CAR OUTRIGHT I
Regardless of year, make, model, we have
millions of dollars on hand.to pay you good'
money for'your current vehicle.
We Are On The Coast' But Worth TheDrive,
& reputable, & we Fan give you a fair price
appraisal In 15 minutes,.
Call for appointment, dealer. 877-497-7975
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
JACKSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 12-000387-CA
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC
CASSANDRA LIPFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CASSANDRA LIPFORD; UNKNOWN PERSONS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated.August 14,
2013, and entered in Case No. 12-000387-CA,
of the CircuitCo!rt of the 14th Judicial Circuit
in and for JACKSONWCounty, Florida.
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is Plaintiff and
CASSANDRA LIPFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSEOF
CASSANDRA LIPFORD; UNKNOWN PERSONS)
IN POSSESSION OF'THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
are defendants. I will sell to the highest and.
best bidder for cash at THE NORTH DOOR, AT
4445 LAFAYETTE STREET, MARIANNA IN JACK-
SON COUNTY, FLqORIDA 32446, at 11:00 A'.M., on
the lith day of September, 2013, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit: .
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 2,
TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 59 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST
ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 2 FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 609.42 FEET: THENCE NORTH 69 DE-
GREES 58 MINUTES 37 SECONDS WEST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 490.47 FEET TO THE POINT-OF BE-
SGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 34 MI-
NUTES 23 SECONDS WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF
536.27 FEET; THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 52
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Jackson County Floridan Thursday, September 5,2013- 7 B
MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 400.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CURVING
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BELAIRE DRIVE (A 60
FOOT COUNTY MAINTAINED ROAD); THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY 248.42 FEET ALONG THE ARC
OF A CURVE CONCAVE NORTHWESTERLY, HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 330.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 43 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 59 SEC-
ONDS TO A POINT OF TANGENCY IN SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE DEPARTING THE
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID BELAIRE DRIVE,
RUN SOUTH 69 DEGREES 58 MINUTES37 SEC-
ONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 400.00 FEETTO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS A
PORTION OF LOT 14, BLOCK "A" OF THE UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION OF WHISPERING PINES.
A person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the salq.
Dated this 15th day of August, 2013.
DALE RABON GUTHRIE
As Clerk of said Court'
As Deputy Clerk
CASE NO. 12-000387-CA
This Notice is provided pursuant to Administra-
tive Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the ,
Americans with the Disabilities Act, If you area
person with a disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in this pro- .
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the ADA Coordinator bypmail at P.O.
Box 1099, Panama City, Florida 32402 or by
phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days
before your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notification if
the time before the scheduled appearance is
less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing im-
paired,'please call 711. ,
Kahane & Associates; P.A.
8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
Designated service em'ail: notice@kahaneanda
File No. 12-01809 NML
INVITATION TO BID JACKSON COUNTY
NOTICE 'is hereby given to all interested per-
sons or firms that sealed bids will be accepted
at the Jackson County Purchasing Department
located at the Jackson County Administration
building, 2864 Madison Street, Marianna, FL,
32448 on September 19th 2013 at 2:00pm
C.S.T. for the following project:
BID NUMBER: 1213-35
BID NAME: Mosquito Control Mist Sprayer -
JCHD Env. Health :. y".':, :
DESCRIPTION: The Jackson County BOCC is
seeking bids from qualified vendors to pur-
chase a Mist Sprayer to be used in the Mosqui-
to Control program to make barrier applica-
tions of pesticides to control adult mosquito-
BID OPENING: September 20th 2013 10:OOAM
Bids will be opened-and recorded by the Pur-
chasing Department of tihe Jackson County
Board of County Commissioners located at
2864 Madison St., Marianna, Florida 32448.
Specifications and General Conditions may be
obtained from the Purchasing Department be-
tween the hours of 8:00 A.M. C.T. and 4:00 P.M.
C.T. Monday through Friday. Information or
Inquiries may be made by contacting T.G. '
Harkrider Jr., at 4487 Lafayette St., Marianna,
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BBMain11 Bg 85)5I6 9- 29I
850-482-9885. Bid packets may also be down-
loaded from our web page at www.jacksoncou
Click on Purchasing then Bid's & RFP's
Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DATE: 9/19/13
TIME: 2:00pm C.S.T
SEALED BID and identified by the NAME OF THE
FIRM, NAME AND NUMBER OF THE BID, ALONG
WITH THE DATE AND TIME OF OPENING.
List of bidders and awards (if any) shall be an-
nounced at a meeting of the Jackson Pounty
Board of County Commissioners. Bid award
will be made to the best bidder, but the right is
reserved to reject any or all bids.
Jackson County Clerk of Courts ;...
/s/ Dale Rabon Guthrie '
Board of County Commissioners "
/s/Chuck Lockey ,
BOARD CHAIRMAN : .', '. .
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal .
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.
INVITATION TO BIDJACKSON COUNTY
NOTICE is hereby given to all interested per-
sons or firms that sealed bids will be accepted
at the Jackson County Purchasing Department
located at the Jackson County Adminiistration
building, 2864 Madison Street, Marianna, FL
32448 on September 19th 2013 at 2:00pm
C.S.T. for the following project:
BID NUMBER: 1213-34 .
BID NAME:I Mosquito Control Chemicals -JCHD
DESCRIPTION: The Jackson County BOCC is
seeking bids from qualified vendors to .
purchase/20% Adunticide-30% Adulticide to be
used in the Mosquito Control program.
BID OPENING: September 20th 2013 10:00AM'
Bids will be opened and recorded by.the Pur-
chasing Department of the Jackson County
Board of County Commissioners located at
.2864 Madison St., Marianna, Florida 32448.
Specifications and General Conditions maybe
obtained from the Purchasing Department be-
tween the hours of 8:00 A.M. C.T. and 4:00 P.M.
C.T. Monday through Friday. Information or
Inquiries may be made by contacting T.G.
*Harkrider Jr., at 4487 Lafayette St., Marianna,
Florida or voice phone 850-482-9927, or Fax
850-482-9885. Bid packets may also be down-
loaded from our web page at www.jacksoncou.
Click on:Purchasing then Bid's & RFP's.
SBids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope
TIME: 2:00pm C.S.T
SEALED BID and identified by the NAME OF THE
FIRM, NAME AND NUMBER OF THE BID, ALONG
WITH THE DATE AND TIME OF OPENING.
List of bidders and awards (if any) shall be an-
nounced at a meeting of the Jackson County,
Board, of County Commissioners. Bid award -
"will' be made to the best bidder, but the right is
,reserved to reject any or all bids.
SJackson County Clerk of Courts '
/s/ Dale Rabon Guthrie I.
Board of County Commissioners .
/s/ Chuck Lockey
Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.
LF160225 NOTICE OF MEETING
On Tuesday, September 10, at 9 AM, the Jack-
son County Board of County Commissioners
will hold its Regular Meeting at 2864 Madison
Street, Marianna, Florida. Other matters may
be addressed as presented. .
In accordance with the*American's with'Disabil-
ities Act, persons needing special accommoda-
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 maybe contacted at 2864 Madi-
son Street, Marianna, FL, 32448, (850) 482-9633,'
or (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com
Te HahieEwrssodiAP JOHN BAZEPiIORE
H am I That daylight between Gordon and
-*. *. Edwards soon disappeared.
uaytona ueacnrev'..- Jourral.'
This wasn't one of
Kyle Larson's better
Kyle Larson: Hit or
miss for Chip Ganassi
GODSPEAK: Too young
and too soon. Ganassi
will lament his decision to
release Juan Pablo Mon-
toya. Larson may grow
into the position one day.
KEN'S CALL: Mark it
down he's a futurestar.
Any chance Kurt
Busch blends in well
GODSPEAK: Busch is a.,
diamond-level Cup Series...
driver, but throw that \.
diamond into a blender
and something is gonna
KEN'S CALL: Sure, no
problem. Forced mar-
riages always work out,
Do you have questions or
comments about NASCAR
This Week? Contact Godwin
Kelly at godwin.kelly@news-jrnl.
corn or Ken Willis at ken.willis@
WHAT'S ON TAP?
SPRINT CUP: Federated
SAuto Parts 400
SITE: Richmond, Va.
SCHEDULE: Friday, practice
(ESPN2, noon, 2:30 p.m.).
qualifying (ESPI2, 5:30
p.m.). Saturday. race (ABC,
coverage begins at 7 p.m.;
green flag at 7:46 p.m.)
TRACK: Richmond Interna-
tional Raceway (0.75-mile
RACE DISTANCE: 400 laps.
Super Team or super stupid?
That is the question Gene'Haas,
the founder of Stewart-Haas
Racing, flexed his alpha-dog
muscles last week arid hired Kurt
Busch to drive a fourth NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series car in 2014.
The team's co-owner, Tony
Stewart, who willed this team
into a winner, was not told in
advance of Haas' hire and at first
was angered by the unilateral
Move. Apparently, all is well after
.Haas explained himself to Stew-
art, who is sideliriedfrom driving
duty with a broken leg.
One gets the sense.that Haas,
who has poured millions of dol-
lars into this operation, wanted
to have his identity emerge from
the team, where the perception
is Stewart calls all the shots.
Hiring Busch sure feels like a
not-so-fast-Tony moment in the
,But the questions
remain about what.
this will do to the
lined up-for 2014.,
He cut Ryan New-
man from ne',.t '
year's roster to '
make way for
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Beach News Journal's
S'-mot'rsporIs editor and has
coHered.NASCAR for 30
years. Reach him at godwin.
and the Budweiser sponsor-
ship money. Danica Patrick has
GoDaddy onboard for several
more seasons,and Stewart has
a variety of cash backers for his
No. 14 Chevy.
Now the team is scrambling
to make room for Busch, which
could have negative implications
if not handled with kid gloves.
Busch's primary sponsor will be
"It all happened pretty uick as
everybody knows," Patrick said.
Stewart, Harvick and Busch
represent three ultra-uber racing
personalities, and,.if they don't
mix it could be problematic.
Racing isn't just about a driver
going fast. It's about how people
work together as a team; how
driver, crew chief and owner
communicate. It's about team
Will Busch be the spark for the
Bunsen burner, or will this
Cause an e.plosionrin the
laboratory-' Only time will
S tell. .
Winner: Brad Keselowski :
Rest of the top five: Denny
Hamlin. Jeff Gordon, Kyle
Busch, Clint Bowyer
Dark horse: AJ Allmendinger
First one out: Michael McDow-
catch-fence crossover gate, in-
juring dozens of race fans. Fast-
forward to last week and Larson.
21, was announced as the guy
taking the wheel of the Cup
SSeries No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi
Racing Chevy from Juan Pablo
Montoya. "Kyle was our first
choice," car owner Chip Ganassi
said. "We did not offer any deals
to any other drivers. We talked
to other drivers. We're thrilled to
have Kyle. Nothing he has done
makes us feel he cannot move to
the Sprint Cup Series."
There was a rumor floating
around that ESPN and TNT were
shopping their 2014 NASCAR
television contracts to NBC and
Fox. NBC and Fox will be NAS-
CAR's only.broadcasters in 2015.
ESPN has been through this
painful, lame-duck experience
before and it's no fun for anyone
well, except NBC. NASOAR
Sell Disappointment: Jimmie
Don't be surprised if: It's now
or never for Keselowski, the de-
fending Cup Series champion.
A win gets the "Kez" in.
It really was labor, wasn't it?
Labor Day Weekend is meant to
be a labor of love for one and all, but
good grief ... Jeff Gordon and Carl Ed-
wards are mad at each other, Chase
Elliott and Ty Dillon (and Richard
SChildress) were mad after the truck
race, Brad Keselowski's Cup defense
is on life support, and Jimmie Johnson
has slipped the rail.
Will things get better soon?
This week at Richmond is when
dreams officially die. Entire cam-,
paigns (competitive and marketing)
are blown out of the water when
teams miss the Chase. So. you tell me
how much fun it'll be.
Is Kyle Larson ready for the big
There are those who like to sound
wise and seasoned by suggesting
Larson heeds more time in the Na-
tionwide Series before going full time
in NASCAR's biggest league. Larson
may or may not hit the ground run-
ning next year, but if he doesn't, it's
not because, he needs another year
in Triple-A ball. Jimmie Johnson and
Tony Stewart are two guys who didn't
light it up in the old Busch Series, yet
seemed to adjust pretty well, in case
you didn't notice.
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NASCAR for The Daytona Beach
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FEUD OF THE WEEK
I BUSCH STEWAIRT
" Kurt Busch vs. Tony Stewart: Busch
Was hired to drive for Stewart-Haas
Racing without Stewart's consent
and the three-time NASCAR cham-
pion was not happy by the turn of
Godwin Kelly gives his take: "if this
is not handled like a fragile egg shell.'
the Stewart-Haas shop will have. that
distinct omelet smell about it."
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6.- Matt kens~t j?'"0 -69
7. DaleEarnE t 'J$., 87
8 Joey Lcano ''-'.-10&
9. Greg Biffi ... 'I--O
10. Kurt Busch" .. U118
..l Jeff Gordon -124
12. KasVKahne -128
13.- Martin Yruex Jr, -133
14; RyanN' ,4' .'138
15. Brad Kesel-0wvsk' --146
16. ,)amie McMurray -157
;.17" 'Paul Menard -179
18. Aric Almirola -197
19. Juan Pablo Montoya 209
20. Marcos Ambrose -216
21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr -227
22. Jeff Burton -23,5
23. TonyStewart -243 .
'24. Casey Mears -3U ,
25. David Ragan -363
26. Denny Hamin -375
27. Danica Patrick -378
28. David Gilliand -396
29 Mark MartIn -415
30. Davb Blaney -454
31. David Stremrrme -481
32. Bobby Labonte -494
33. David Reutlmann -496
34. Travis Kvapil -501
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