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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has substantially reduced its asking price for the Russ House.

Russ House price reduced

The Jackson County Chamber of Com-
merce has decided to sell the historic
Russ House for a significantly lower
amount that it first sought and to keep
the adjacent Brown House instead of sell-
ing the two in a package deal. The board
set two new prices, trimming down the
special price it had given lqckson County
Commissioners as well as the dramatical-
ly lowering til open market price it had
originally set for other potential buyers.
The Chamber leadership voted last
Wednesday to set the county's new spe-
cial price at $195,000, excluding the
Brown House from the deal. That's down
from the original $235,000 county price,
which had included the Brown House as
part of the deal. The Chamber also wants
to continue running its operations from
inside the Russ House rent-free for.up to
five years if the county decides to buy it.
The open market price for the house
plummeted -from roughly $550,000: to
$265,000 in the Chamber's action last
Chamber CEO/President Jeff Massey
said Monday that theorganizatioi still
hopes the county will agree to buy the

"We really don't want to sell it on the open market and see it become private;
Think the pricing we've offered is a reflection of that. The Chamber as an
entity isjust not built to maintain a house; our function should be business
advocacy, and we can do that frimn any building. But we recognize that this:
is an iconic structure and believe that it is a valuable community asset. We're
trying to give that every chance to continue and we're hoping that the county:
wilseeit0thatway." ,
Jeff Massey,
'Chamber CEO' President

house with bed tax dollars and continue
to use it as headquarters for the county's
Tourist Development Council.
Currently, the county leases the Russ
House as headquarters for the TDC, and
subleases some space back to the Cham-
ber for its operations. The house was also
made the official Visitor's Center last year,
in part because obf the TDC's: presence
there. This lease/sublease arrangement
allows the house to be'insuredat a signifi-
cantly lower premium that the Chamber
could get on its own as a private entity.
Massey said the Chamber will formally
offer the TDC this new selling price later
this month. The TDC would then present
the offer to the commission atone of that
board's meetings.

"My contention, and I think the Cham-
ber's belief overall, has been that this
needs to remain a public space. We want
to continue working with the commis-
sion toward that end," Massey said. "We
really don't want to sell it on the open
marketoand see it become private; I think
the pricing. We've offered is a reflection
of that. The Chamber as an entity is just
*not built to maintain a house; our func-
tion should be business advocacy, and
we can do that from any building. But we
recognize that this is an iconic structure
and believe that it is a valuable commu-
nity asset. We're trying to give that every
chance to continue and we're hoping that
See HOUSE, Page 7A'





From Staff.Report .
A local woman is .accused
of aggravated, assault with. a
firearm, related to a domestic
incident Sunday.'
Rebecca Neff, 47, was booked
on the charge at the Jackson
County jail.
Authorities with the Marianna
Police Department say they were
called to residence of Neff's es-
tranged husband around 6 p.m.
Sunday. JodyBurch reported that
he and Neff were separated but
that she had come to his home

Man who ran


charged with

drug offense

From StaffRepot
AMarianna man who ran from
police as they approached him
on the street wound up being
charged with a drug offense once
police caught up to him. ,
SOctavin Davis, 35, was.charged
with possession of cocaine after
running from police who ap-
proached him and two compan-
ions near the intersection of Old
Cottondale Road and Orange
Streets early Friday morning. Po-
lice were in the area around 1:50.
a.m. that day in response to a 911
caller who said shots had been
fired in.,the area of Graham and
Orange. While investigating, po-
lice approached Davis and two
other men who were walking
in the direction of Graham and
Orange toward the Orange/Old
Cottondale Road intersection.
See DRUGS, Page 7A

Boosters bid Pirates' trove

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By the time the Sneads Pirates
voyage home for their home-
coming battle against the West
Gadsden Panthers on Sept. 27,
their newly-formed booster
club will have made a few more anf ongoing effort to
support the team and its fans.
Thepressboxhas a23,000-BTU
heating and cooling unit; it's just
waiting for wiring job. Citizens
Field Football'Booster president
and founder John McKinnie and
his. wife donated that. It came
from his wife's beauty shop, and
was an extra family asset after
they had the shop equipped with
central heat and air.
Fans will be glad ,to hear that
the sound system will be much
improved as well. The club hired
an expert from Chipola College
to find and fix the source of the
trouble that caused the speaker
system to squeak and whine. He
did away with a bad speaker and
a new one has been ordered to go

Among the many achievements of the new Citizen's Field Football Inc.
Booster Club is the purchase of new anti-concussion helmets for the

along with the otherfunctioning
speakers. It should be here and
installed by homecoming. He
also rearranged some sound sys-
tem elements to make the audio

better overall.
Fans will have a lot more places
to park as well. The booster club



T hhree-year-old Jordyn Whiteplays with her
great-aunt Tessa Nelson at Turners Landing
Monday. With temperatures in the low 90's it
was a good dayto visit the well known swimming
spot. However, if you didn't go Monday, tempera-
tures are expected to stay in the high 80s and the
low 90s through Sunday if you want to cool off or
just have some fun before autumn arrives. Don't
laugh. Sunday is the first day of Fall.

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Publisher Valeria Roberts
Circulation Manager Dena Oberski ,

Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL32448
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 You shout receive your inewspaper'hno later
Slthan 6 a m II it does not arrive, call Circula-
lion between 6 a m and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7a.m. to 1i a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840).
is published Tuesday through Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL. ,

SHome delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83
for three months; $62.05 for six months;:
S and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail'
subscriptions are:.$46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for.six months;.and $184.47 for one
year. .

The advertiser agrees that the publisher
shall not be liable for damages arising
South oferrors and advertisements beyond
Sthe amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
ments in which the error occurred, whether.
such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
there shall be not liability for non-minser.
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement This '
newspaper will not knowingly accept or
*.publish illegal material of any kind.,Advertis-
ing which expresses-preference based on,
legally protected personal charaqteristicss i
not acceptable.: :

The Jackson County Floridan will-publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements..:
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614

St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second
Marianna. New line of fall attire in. Call 48
Constitution Day Program 10a.m.
Hall, Literature/Language building, Chipi
Marianna.Guest speaker:,Honorable Jud
,Mercer. Call 718-2314.
))Chipola Regional Arts Association M
11:30 a.m. at Jim's Buffett, Marianna.
luncheon at noon. For information, conta
Price at 718-2277 or
Chipola Regional Arts-noon, Jim's B
Lafayette St., Marianna. Monthly meeting
Ann Cotton of Dothan Cultural Arts Centei
present the program. Do not have to be a
oPCRAA to attend. Dutch treat.
/!i Orientation Noon-3 p.m. at Goodwi
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Mariar
about and register for free services. Call!
))Optimist Club of Jackson County Me
- Noon at'Jims Buffet & Grill, 4329 Laia
)Sewing Circle lp.m. at Jackson.Cou
Citizens, 2931 Optirniist Drive, Marianna.
WJackson County School Board Meetin
p.m. in the JCSB meeting room, 2903 Jef
Marianna. Public welcome. Agenda online
org. Call 482-1200.
))PPLCS Board Meeting-4 p.m. at Pant
Public Library Cooperative System office,
Madison St., Marianna. Call 482-9296.
S))CHS Improvement and Advisory Coi
Meeting -5 p.m. in the Cottondale High
, Media Center. All stakeholders welcome. I
9821. ,
Genealogy 101- 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10,
24, at the Jackson County Public Library,
Green St. in Marianna. This three-session
for budding genealogists has tipsand straw
how to construct your family tree. Material
Register today to hold your place. Call 48:
WDisabled American Veterans Meeting
p.m. at the DAV Chapter 22 house, 3083.1
. Marianna. Call 209-4310. ,
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meetin
p.m. in the AA room of First United Metho
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

3 USDA and Brown Bag Give Away -8a
Eldercare Services, 2979 Daniels St., Mari
be giving out bags of food. Call 482-3220.
3 USDA and Brown Bag Give Away 8
Eldercare Services. 2979 Daniels St. Maria
be giving out bags of good. Call 482-3220
3 PPLCS Koha Workgroup-9 a.m. at th

Community Ca end
." handle Public Library Cooperative System Office,,
-1p.m. 2862 Madison St., Marianna; Call 482-9296..
I Ave. in ))Jackson County Tourist Development Council
82-3734. Meeting -10 a.m. at The Russ House, 4318 Lafay-
Sin Jackson ette St., Marianna. Call 482-8060.
ola College, )) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon-
geWade' 1p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
DJtch-treat THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
ct Anita ) St Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in '
3uffet;4329 Marianna. New line of fall attire in. Call 482-3734.
g. Director International Chat'n' Sip 8:30-10 a.m. at the
erwill Jackson County Public Library, 2929 Green St. in
member Marianna. Learning'Center staff and their inter-
national English learners invite the public for the
II Career. exchange of language, culture and ideas in a relaxed
nna. Learn environment. Light refreshments served; No charge.
526-0139. Call 482-9124.
eting 3 Caregiver Support Group Meeting -11 a.m. to
yette St.. noop in the First Presbyterian Church Social Hall,:
4437-Mint6n St', Marianna. Open to allrfamilycare-
nty Senior givers providing care to loved ones or friends. Con--
Call 482- 'fidential group, facilitated by a -
counselor. Coffee, water, light snacks provided.
ng- 4 Chipola Civic Club Meeting- noon at The Oaks
ferson St., Restaurant, Highway 90, Marianna. Call 52.6-3142.
-at JCSB. Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
handle Call 482-2290. .
2862 3 Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90,'Marianna. Learn'
mcil job seeking/retention skills; get jbb search assis-
School tance. Call1526-0139. ,
Call 482- )).Jackson County Friends of the Library Annual
Meeting.-4:30 p.m. at Jackson County Public
17 and Library, 2929 Green St., Marianna. Members and
2929 those interested in joining are invited. Call 482-
course 9631.
ategies on ))Chipola Civic Club/Pilot Club Backpack BBQ
als fee: $2. Fundraiser 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the St. Luke's Epis-
2-9631. copal Church Parish Hall, 4362 Lafayette St., Mari-
-r7 anna. Menu: Pulled pork barbecue, baked beans,
DAV Lane, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Eat in 'or drive through.
SProceeds benefit the JCSB Weekend Backpack
g 89 program forneedy kids'. Tickets, $6 each, aVailable
g- 87-9 from any Pilot member.Call 209-4658.
dist .. ..
)),Family Law Seminar-5 p.m. at St, James A.M.E.
Church, 2884 Orange St., Marianna. Presented by
the Jackson County branch'of the NAACP. Hosted
S: .'by LaDray Gilbert. branch counsel. Seminar features
a.mY M' attorney Carter Young. Call 482-2223.
ana. Will, Quit Smoking Now Class/Support Group
5:30 p.m. at Jackson Hospital Cafeteria Board
a..m... Room. Free to attend. Curriculum developed by e.-



smokers for those who want to become ei-smolers.-
Call 482-6500.
3 Jackson County NAACP Meeting 5:30 p.m.

in the St. James A.M.E. Church basement. 2891
SOrange St., Marianna. Call 569-1294. .:
J VFW& Ladies Auxiliary Meeting- 6 p.m. at
2830 Wynn St.,Marianna, with a covered-dish
supper. : '
.. AlcOholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church. 2901 Cale-
donia St.. Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking;
papers will not be signed.

Small Business Seminar: "Social Media
Beyond Facebook" 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Room
M-108, Chipola College Business and Technology
building, Marianna, Provides arn overview of new,;
emerging, arnd audience-specific social media chan-
nels. Learn which are right for which businesses.
Cost: $15. Register online at www.northfloridabiz.
cornm, call 718-2441 or email
Hooks and Nleedles -10 a.m. at the Jackson '
County Public Library, MariannaBranch, Ne, and
.experienced hand drafters welcome to. create, ''
Share, learn or teach favorite projects. Call 482- .
,9631.' . "
Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center,,2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups:'" Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
*209-7856,573-1131. '
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8&9
p.m. in the AAroom of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

i International Coastal Cleanup 9 a.m.-noon.
EDT at Chattahoochee Piver Landing Park. Call
850-663-4361. '
Annual Constitution Week Luncheon -11 a.m.
in MaoKinnon Hall, St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. Hosted by Chipola
Chapter,,NSDAR, Blue SpringsSociety, N.S.C.A.R,_
.and Williami Dunaway Chapter, SAR. Keynote speak-
er: J.udge:William L. Wright. Dutch-treat luncheon:
$12. For reservations call 209-4066 by Sept. 15.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Mepeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia Stf., Marianna..1

9 Free Beginner Sign Language Classes-6-7
: p.m. Sunday. Sept. 15-0ct. 13, Shiloh Baptist
Church, 1976 Shiloh Lane, Chipley. Class: Free.
SBooks: $10. Call- 850-326-0244 or 850-596-6232.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
6:30 p.m. at4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna
(in opie-stqry building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
* drinking. '

, The subtmission deadline lorthis calendar is two days before publications r'Submit to Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520,Marianna, FL 32.z447,.
,, ., ; mail editori.aI@.lcll,'ridan.c.)m.fa, 850482 4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Marianna Police Department
The Marianna Police Department listed
the following incidents for Sept. 15, the lat-
estavailable report -- one suspicious per-
son, one physical disturbance, two verbal
disturbances, one burglar alarm, five traffic
stops, three follow-up investigations, one
property check, two public service calls,
one threat/harassment corriplaint and two
home security checks.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Sept. 15, the latest available
report -- four abandoned vehicle com-
plaints, two suspicious vehicles, two suspi-
cious incidents, three suspicious persons,
one'arrest on special detail, one report
of illness, two, burglaries, four physical
disturbances, one verbal disturbance, one
fire with police response, one prowler, one
woodland fire, 19 medical calls, one traffic
crash, four burglaries, 20 traffic stops, one
civil dispute, one trespass complaint, onq
threatening and/or obscene phone call,
one follow-up investigation, two assaults,

Police Roundup.:.
one noise disturbance, two animal com-
plaints; 45 property checks, three assists of
S.-,. ,motorists Or pedestrians,
^_ -' ~one retail thefttwo assist
5g -- t.,- of other agencies, two pub-
riLlfKA lic service calls, one patrol
"r I request and one threat/
harassment complaint.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
) Octavin Davis, 35,2739 Graves St.,
Marianna, possession of a controlled
)) Jennifer Davies, 49,901 North Hamilton
St., Bonifay, worthless checks.
)) Morgan Grantham, 19,2128 McPherson
St.,.Marianna, petit theft.
Christopher Benefleld, 31,904 Mill Road,
Alford, hold for Washington Co.
. )) Russell Morris, 34,4461 Highway 79,
failure to pay child support, conspiracy to
traffic methamphetamine.
)) Jackie Bell, 57, 5186 Highway 77,
Graceville, possession of paraphernalia.

4 0

))Jeffery Powers,42,4820 Highway 90,
SMarianna, trespass after warning.
S Phillip Furguson, 42, 5793 Friend-
ship Church Road, Malone, trespass after
)) Jennifer Taffar, 20,2837 Rockwell St.
(Apt. B), failure to appear.
)) Tayron Jennings, 33, 2875 Orange St.,
Marianna, trespass after warning, criminal
mischief, violation of state probation.
Dylan Fisher, 21,1418 Pleasant Hill
Road, Bonifay, disorderly conduct.
) James Smith, 54,7630 Dealde Lane,
Irvington, Ala., felony criminal mischief.
)) Freddie Jones, 25, 5904 Mount Tabor
Road, Mafianna, non-child support.
) Gregory Pemod, 41, transient, petit
)) Rebecca Neff, 47, P.O. Box 2, Campbell-
ton, aggravated assault with a firearm,
using firearm wile under influence of
alcohol, disorderly intoxication. '
)) Azlz Nlyazov, 30, 1795 Saddleridge
Drive, Cummings, Ga., fugitive from
Jail Population: 223
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000or a
local law enforcement agency.To report a wildlife violation,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).

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7]n2A *, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013


BCF Olympics

builds unity


Special to the Floridan

Students at 'The Bap-
tist College of Florida in
Graceville recently partici-
pated in an afternoon full.
of fun as dorm residents,
faculty and staff, and off-
campus students came,
together to compete in a
special Baptist Collegiate
Ministries event called
"BCF Olympics."
On Monday, Sept. 9,
following a brief .word
of encouragement from
BCF President Thomas A.
Kinchen, students and fac-
ulty gathered at the flag-
poles in front of the Well-
ness Center prepared to
The first competitionwas
the tricycle race, followed
by a conference bike race
which required six people
peddling altogether with
one very proficient driver.
Other, events 'included,
a paper plane throwing
contest, lawn darts, hula
hoop tossing challenge, a
discus and shot put throw-
ing contest, ramen noodle
eating contest and a three-
member plank race.
The highlight of the BCF
Olympics was the raft or

boat race across Lake Al-
bert. Each team was given'
two pieces of plywood, a
roll of duct tape, and three.
or four garbage bags to
build a raft that could get
two people safely across
the lake. Sbme teams got
extremely creative and
built structures that re-
sembled real boats. Oth-
er teams built various
"unique"' raft-like struc-
tures hoping if would carry
-their team to victory.
Takinghome the champi-
onship gold trophywas the
off-campus student team
whose members shined in
every event as they worked
Together to beat their chal-
lengers. The second place
ribbon or "silver" status
went to the brave young la-
dies in the Ogletree dorm,
and "bronze" or third place.
was earned by the guys liv-
ing in the Ezell dorm. The
entire event was full of
laughter and fun as the ten
student teams with their
faculty/staff advisors, and,
the faculty and staff team
enjoyed the fellowship.
i "My intent for the BCF
Olympics was that' the
dorms would enjoy a time
of friendly competition

BCF Olympics chimpionshiptrophy winner was the Off-Campus Team.
and continue to grow clos- i
er together as a BCF, fanm-
ily," stated BCM Director
Ashley Lain who coordi- '
nated the event. "I'm look-
ing forward to all 'of the
events that are planned for
this semester." ,
To view pictures taken
during the BCF Olympics,
go to
tistcollege. F6r more infor-
mation on the upcoming
BCM events, please call at '
800-328-2660 ext. 460 or

Second-place winner of the
BCF Olympics were the ladies
of Ogletree dorm.i

Panhandle Seminole Club holds kickoffmeand awardsinner
Special to the Floridan third-in most wins all-time through several, fumdrais-
with 1,770, and was elected ers-supported by the lo-
The Panhandle Semi- to the American Baseball, cal community.. These
nole Club held its an- Coaches Association's"Hall scholarships bring the
nual kickoff meeting and. of Fame in 2007. Coach club's awards to $46,000
awards dinner at the First Martin talked about.his re- in support of local FSU
United Methodist's Wes- cruiting staff, fan support, students since 2002. This
ley Center on Lafayette, coaching techniques and year's recipients are John
Street, in Marianna Aug. some of his favorite mo- Whittington, Mallory
22,2013. ments during his tenure at Mock, Rachel Pelt and
The guest speaker was FSU. Zack Davis.
the'2012 Baseball Ameri- The club also introduced Information about the
can's College Coach of the and presented scholar- ub's activities may be
Year FSU's Mike Mar- ships to four local students found on their: website
tin., Coach Martin has *who will be attending at www.panhandlese-
led FSU to 34 consecutive FSU this fall. Each stu- or on their
NCAA appearances in 34 dent was awarded al$1,0001, Facebook : page,., (www."
seasons, 15 trips to Oma- scholarship' coming from facebook~comtPanhandle
ha's College World Series, is monies .that were raised Seminolesl ,.
Scholarship winners (from left to right): Club President Roy Baker.withwinners John
Whittington, Mallory Mock, Rachel-Pelt and Zack Davis
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Tranimmell to address Chipola Honors Group Wednesday

Special to the FIorjdan

The public., is invited
to hear Chipqla. College'
alumnus, of the year Rob-
ert Trammell when he ad-
dresses students in the
Chipola Honors program,.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 1
:The.. Honors program
meets in Jackson Lecture
Hall in the college Litera-
ture/Language Building.
.Trammell, a 1966 Chipo-
la graduate, is an attor-
ney and former member
of 'the Florida House of
While serving' in the
House from 1987-1996,'
Trammell was a ciam-
pion for community col-:
'leges. He helped. to se-:
cure millions in funding
for' a new Public Service
Building, Literature/
Language building and.
Natural Science Building

lab wing. He also spear-,
headed appropriations for
renovating the old Chipola
field house into a regional
arts center and purchasing
adjacent homes for cam-
For 13 years, Trammell
served Chipola as Special
Assistant for Dbvelop-
ment and Alumni Affairs.
In this role, he organized
many successful fund-
raising events' includ-
ing those honoring the

memory of prominent
Chipola alumni through,
the creation of endowed
scholarships in' the, names,
of Rep. Sam Mitchell,
,Rep. David Coley, Chipola
coach' Milton John-
son, Gadsden County
Sheriff W. A. Woodham'
and Attorney John
A former Chipola bas-
ketball player,, Trammell
has been the college's No.
1 cheerleader and athlet-
ics ambassador. He has
served multiple terms as
president of the Chipola
Appreciation ', Club. He
helped found Chipola's
Wild Game Dinner, which
featured high-profile
guest. speakers Bobby
.Bowdein, Heisman Tro-
phy-winner Charlie Ward
and late Yankees owner
George 'Steinbrenfier.
'The Chipola Quail
Calcutta is held annually

at his farm. These events
have funded an athletic
endowment that exceeds
$1 million.
Among his recent en-
for a life-size bronze statue
of legendary Chipola coach
Milton H. Johnson which
stands at the entrance to
the gymnasium.
As. a teacher, college bas-
ketball coach,. lawyer and
legislator, he has influ-
enced many young people
to attend Chipola.
Trammell met his wife
Kay in a Chipola Hu-
manities class. Their
two children, Meredith
and Doug, also attend-
ed ,Chipola. The Tram-
mells also have three
grandchildren., "
SFor information about
the Trammell's visit to
Chipola, call Honors ad-
viser Bonnie Smith at

ChipolaTheatre alumni to appear in Chipola showcase

Special to the Florldan

Two Chipola theatre
alumni-Ben. Grande and
Aven Pitts---will make
guest appearances at the
Chipola Theatre Showcase
on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7
The night of sketch com-
edy, dancing and -Broad-
way show tunes is billed
as "'Saturday Night Live'
on a Thursday." The, an-
nual fundraiser helps the-
atre majors take an edu-
cational trip to New York
where they see Broadway
and Off Broadway shows,
participate in professional
talk-backs with cast mem-
bers, tour the city and take
Master classes.
Grande and Pitts both
studied theatre under
Chipola director Charles
Sirmon from 2008-2010.

Ben Grande and Aven Pitts
will appear In the showcase..
Grande earned' a degree
in media communica-
tions from Florida State
University. He is pursuing
a career in entertainment,
acting and film in Orlando.'
"With an appearance. in
an award-winning short
film and a new contract
with Universal Studios for
the nation's top Halloween
event, Ben has high hopes
for the future," Sirmon
Pitts was hired as an en-
tertainer/actor at Univer-
sal Studios, Orlando, soon*
after leaving Chipola. He

has expanded his craft
as not only a theatri-
cal actor but a film actor
as well. Recently, he has
used the skills acquired
from Chipola Theatre to
push himself in the direc-
tion of fimmaking. He
won his first worldwide
short film competition in
June 2013 through the Ac-
tion Film Challenge along
with various other awards.

"Through the encourage-
ment of friends, family
and'church, Avert shows
nothing but excitement for
the journey ahead of him,"
Sirmon said.
Tickets, for the Chipola
Showcase are $10 and may
be purchased from any
theatre major or by con-
tacting the box office at
718-2420 or online atwww.

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Local Briefs

Fundraiser to benefit on Lafayet
old Union Grove Marianna
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High SChOol of theWire
On Sept. 28 Union, ArtsCente:
Grove Community Cen- Ala., will pi
ter, 4517 Basswood Road, program. Y
Greenwood, will be hold- to a memb
ing ayard salefundraiser to attend.
to benefit the renovations .open to thi
of the old Union Grove From I
High School, There will '
be household items,
furniture and clothes for Fol0 o
sale. 12-foot by 12-foot
vendor spaces are avail- .
able for rent for a dona-
tion of $10. To reserve a --
space call Bettye Worlds-
Dickens, 594-4160, or Leo
Sims 594-6181. :.;
Fish sandwiches will ,'
also be available for $5.

Chipola Regional
Arts Association,
Monthly Meeting'
The Chipola Regional
Arts Association monthly
meeting will be a Dutch
lunch on Tuesday, Sept.
17 at noon at Jim's Buffet

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The Associated Press "It seems to me we ought
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TALLAHASSEE 'The question why was this
Florida Supreme: Court, done?" D'Alemberte.said.
was asked on Monday to Every 10 years, lawmak-
. sort out another bitter dis- ers redraw legislative and
pute in the protracted legal congressional districts
battle over Florida's legisla- based on new population
tive and Congressional dis- figures. After the "Fair Dis-
tricts. tricts" amendments legis-
Groups suing :over the .lators adopted maps that
way legislators drew up led to the election of more
new districts for the state Democrats. But critics con-
Senate and Congress want tend the final districts still
to interview legislators do not accurately reflect
about why they made cer- Florida's political divide.
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violate a long-standing sides may have used parti-
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lawsuits, of the new standards. But
A decision in the case access to-some documents
could prove pivotal in the such as draft maps -
effort to show whether leg- and interviews with legis-
islators violated the "Fair lators and legislative staff
Districts" constitutional have not been allowed.
amendments. Voters in A circuit court judge
.2010 mandated that legis- agreed nearly a year ago
lators can't draw districts to allow depositions of leg-
intended to protect in- islators but a divided ap-
cumbents or members of a peals court overturned the
certain political party. ruling. The' appeals court
But justices sounded ruling stated those chal-
skeptical about allowing lenging the new districts
the coalition of groups could prove "improper
suing the Legislature the intent" by relying on ex-
ability to directly question isting legislative records
lawmakers. and analysis instead of
"I really don't understand putting lawmakers under
your argument about why oath. One of the dissent-
this has to be an open- ing judges in that ruling,
ended, 'Let's do whatever however, contended
we want to, let's ask what- that "partisan political
ever we want to," said Jus- shenanigans are not state
twice Peggy Quince: secrets."
Sandy D'Alemberte, Justice Barbara Pari-
one of the lawyers rep- ente suggested during
resenting the League of Monday oral arguments
Women Voters and other that there may be a rea-
groups suing the Legisla- son to allow some limited
ture, told the justices that questioning of legislators
no court would allow end- in order to make sure
less questioning of legisla- there wasn't some sort -of
(ors. But he said it was still "parallel secret process."
important to find out the She also said that the Fair
rationale behind the final Districts amendments are
maps passed by the Legis- unique since they deal
lature. ordnly with redistricting.

Fla. ready to pick

new education


The AsOCiated Prei-

six weeks after the abrupt
resignation of Education
Commissioner Tony Ben-
nett, top state officials ap-
pear ready to name a per-
manent successor.
The state board that
oversees education is ex-
pected to vote Tuesday to
hire interim commissioner
Pam Stewart for the job
instead of launching a na-
tional search.
"I'm more along with
keeping the steady hand
at the helm we have right
now," said lohn Colon,
one of the members of the
Slate Board of Education.
"It might be beneficial
at this 'point to continue
what we have rather than
bring someone else up to
Stewart, 60, has already
held the interim com-
missioner post twice now
in the past year. She has
a long track record of
working in Florida and
started her career in the
'70s as a Hillsborough
County teacher. She has
also been'a principal in
Ocala and a deputy su-
perintendent in St. John's
Florida's education sys-
tem has had a tumultuous
summer. Officials have
been dealing with the res-
ignation of Bennett and
lingering controversy over
its A-to-F grading system
and the transition to new
standards known as the
Common Core State Stan-
Board member John
Padget said that Stewart's
invnramn nti n Cnmmnn

Core was the reason he
would support her getting
the job of commissioner.
"Pam's knowledge of the
department will enable
Florida to continue rapid
and smooth implemen-
tation of Common Core
State Standards, which is
mny first priority," Padget
Stewart also has the key
backing of Gov. Rick Scott
for the job even though
Scott has refused recently
to come out in favor of the
standards that have been
adopted by 45 states and
the District of Columbia.
"Wh'ile this is the Board
of Education's decision,
we would be proud to
have Pam Stewart as com-
missioner," Scott said in a
statement. "As a parent and
grandparent, and a former
teacher and principal, her
leadership, would provide
our education system with
valuable stability and ex-
perience at, this point in
our state's history."
During a three-day
schools summit put to-
gether by Scott last month,
stability was repeated often
by school superintendents
and other education lead-
ers. Since Scott became
governor in 2011 the state
has had three education
Scott does not pick the
commissioner directly, but
he has a great deal of influ-
ence since he appoints the
members who sit on the
State Board of Education.
There have been concerns
that it might be hard to
launch a full-blown search
for a commissioner since
Scott is up for re-election
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Pallbearers wearing anti-bullying t-shirts carry the casket
of Rebecca Sedwick, 12, to awaiting hearse as they exit the
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home on Monday in Bartow, Fla.

Funeral held

for bullied girl

who killed self
The Associated Press wick were displayed on
i /monitors in the funeral
S BARTOW Some 250 home, and poster boards
mourners thronged a fu- filledwith pictures of her
neral service.Monday for a and her family stood at
12-year-old central Florida the entrance to the fu-
girl who authorities say neral home Monday. Her
Y committed suicide after body was in a closed white
being bullied online by casket with flowers on
several girls for nearly a, top. A sign by the casket
year. read: "Everyday, more and
Many of those throng- more kids kill themselves
ing the 45-minute service because of bullying. How
for Rebecca Sedwick in many lives have to be lost
Bartow wore T-shirts with until people realize words
an anti-bullying slogan in do matter?". V:.
neon green, the girl's favor- Several young girls cried
ite color. Family members, as they listened to the two
who knew the girl as "Bec- speakers at the funeral.
---ca," had asked mourners None of the girl's friends or
to wear colorful clothing,. family spoke -but music
Sheriff's detectives say with somber lyrics pre-
the girl was "terrorized" ceded the service, includ-
-- by as many as 15 girls who ing "Why," By Rascal Flans.,
ganged up; on her and "Concrete Angel," by Mar-.
picked on her for months tina McBride arid, "Arms of
',. through online message the Angel."
boards and texts. Authori- "Something like, this cuts
ties say they are invest-. our 'legs out from under
gating whether there is us," Pastor Eddie Owen
enough evidence to, bring told the mourners. "We've
charges against any of the got more questions than
girls. answers."
The bullying began over Owen urged the. girl's
a, "boyfriend issue" and 'familyto cherish the happy
some of the girl's entries in memories like how Re-
her diaries found at home becca loved to dance arid
"would break your heart," makeup different moves
said Polk County Sheriff -and lean on their faith
Grady Judd. He said she. to face the difficult months
talked of how depressed ahead, v .:.
she had, become. Last "There's grief, there's
Monday, authorities said, hurt, there's anger and
she climbed to a. tower at .there's guilt," Owen said.
an abandoned concrete "You're going to have to
plant and hurled herself to deal with those things in
her death. the coming days. Do not
Photos of Rebecca Sed- let them'masteK you."
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with The Associated Press,
NASA astronaut Karen Ny-
berg said she can't wait for
this weekend's arrival of
a new cargo ship named
Cygnus. It will be the first,
shipment by Orbital Sci-
ences Corp. to the Interna-
tional Space Station. *
"You know 'that there's
something packed away
in that vehicle, something.
special for you ... We're
human beings and we
get very excited about the
packages from home and
some of the treats that we
might get," said Nyberg.
Orbital Sciences is
scheduled to launch an
unmanned Antares rocket
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twb male crewmates an'
Italian and a Russian. They
have been in orbit since
the end of May, with two
more months to go. Three
more residents arrive later
next week.'
Nyberg's husband -
NASA astronaut Douglas
Hurley put together the
care package that's already
stowed on the Cygnus cap-
sule. They have one child,
3-year-old Jack.
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to have some fresh home-
baked goods, but the fresh
part doesn't work very well
when it takes a couple days
to get here," Nyberg said.
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usually does it for me."
Given a Wednesday
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13 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage

The Associated Press

iner Navy man opened fire
Monday morning inside
a building at the heavily
secured Washington Navy
Yard, spraying bullets at
office workers in the cafe-
teria and the halls, author-
ities said. Thirteen people
were killed, including the
Authorities said they
were looking for a possible
second attacker who may
have been disguised in an
olive-drab military-style
But as the day wore on
and night fell, the rampage'
increasingly 'appeared
to be the work of a lone
gunman, and Navy Yard
employees were being
Released. from the com-
plex and children were let
out of their locked-down
Investigators said they
*had not established a
motive for the rampage,
which unfolded about 8:20
a.m. in the heart of the.
nation's capital, less than
four miles from the White
House and two miles from
Sthe Capitol.
As for whether it may
have been.a terrorist at-.
tack, Mayor Vincent Gray.
said: "We don't have any
reason to think that at this
stage." But he said the pos-
Ssibility had not been ruled
It ,was the deadliest
shooting rampage at a
U.S.-based military in-

Police work the scene on M Street, SE in Washington, D.C., where amass shooting was reported
at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. 13 people were killed, including the gunman.

Sstallation since Maj. Nidal
Hasan killed 13 people and
wounded more than 30
others in 2009 at Fort Hood
in Texas. He was convicted
last month and sentenced
to death.
. President Barack Obama
lamented yet another mass
shooting in the U.S. that he
said took the lives of Amer-
ican patriots, He promised
to make sure "whoever
carried out this cowardly
act is held responsible.'"
The FBI took charge of
the investigation and iden-
tified the gunman killed in
the attack as 34-year-old
Aaron Alexis of Texas. He
died after a running gun-
battle with police, investi-
gators said.
A federal law enforce-
ment official who was not

authorized to discuss, the if the information technol-,
case publicly and spoke. ogy worker was assigned
on condition of anonymity at the Naval Yard, accord-
said Alexis was believed to two defense officials
have gotten into the Navy who spoke on.condition of
Yard by using someone anonymity because they
else's identification card. were not authorized to dis-
But Navy officials said it cuss the matter publicly
was not yet clear how he He was also. pursuing a
got onto the base. bachelor's degree in aero-
Alexis was a full-time re- nautics online with Em-
servist from 2007 to early, biy-Riddle Aeronautical
2011, leaving as a petty of- University, the school said.
ficer third class, the Navy He started classes in July
said. It did not say why he 2012.
left; He had been working In addition to .,those
for a fleet logistics support killed, more than a dozen
squadron in Fort Worth, people were hurt, includ-
Texas. The Navy listed his ing a. police officer and
home of record as New two female civilians who
York City. were shot and wounded.
At the time of the ram- They were all expected to
page, he was working as a' survive.
Defense Department con-' The Washington Navy
tractor, but it was not clear Yard is a sprawling laby-

rinth of buildings and
streets protected by armed
guards and metal detec-
tors, and employees have
to show their IDs at doors
and gates to come and go.
About 20,000 people work
there. ,
The rampage took place
at Building 197; the head-
quarters for Naval Sea Sys-
tems, Command, which
buys, builds and maintains
.ships, submarines and
combat systems. About
3,000 people work at head-
quarters, many df them
Witnesses: described a
gunman opening fire from
a fourth-floor overlook,
aiming down on people in
the cafeteria oni the" main
floor. Others said a gun-
man fired at them in a
third-floor hallway..'.
PatriciaWard, a logistics-
management specialist,
said she was in the cafete-
ria getting breakfast.,
"It was three gunshots
Straight in a row pop,
pop, pop.' Three seconds
later, it was pop, pop, pop,
pop, pop,, so it was like
about a total of seven gun-
shots, and we just started
running," Ward said.
Todd .Brundidge, '.an
executive assistant with'
Navy Sea Systems Com-
mand, said he and other
co-workers encountered a
gunman in a long hallway
on the third floor. The gun-
man was wearing all blue,
he said.;
"He just turned and
started firing," Brundidge

Terrie Durham, .an ex-
ecutive assistant with the
same agency, said the gun-
man firing toward her and
"He aimed high and
missed," she said. "'He said
nothing. As soon as I real-
ized he was shooting, we
just said, 'Get out of the
Police would not give any
details on the gunman's
weaponry,. but witnesses
said the man they saw had
a long gun which can
mean a rifle or a shotgun."
In the confusi6n,:.police
said around midday that
theywere searchingfor two
men who may have taken
part in the attack -- one
carrying a handgun and
wearing a tan Navy-style
uniform and a beret, the
other armed with a long
gun and wearing an ol-
ive-green uniform. Wash-
ington Police Chief Cathy
Lanier said it was, unclear
if the men were members
of the military.
.But later in the day, po-
lice said the man in the tan
uniform had been identi-
fied and was not involved
in the shooting.
As emergency vehicles
and: law enforcement offi-:
cers flooded streets around
the complex, a helicopter
hovered, nearby schools
were locked down and-'
airplanes at nearby Rea-
gan National Airport were
grounded so they would
not interfere with law-en-
forcement choppers,

President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court
Auditorium on the White House complex on Monday, Sept. 16, in
Washington. .

'Chaos'? Obama

goes after 'extreme'


The Associated Press ner, "should be working in
a bipartisan way to address
WASHINGTON A America's spending prob-
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down looming, President both parties have done be-
Batack Obama on Men- fore," and shotid delay im-
day warned congressional plementation of the health
Republicans they could care law.
trigger national. "eco- While some conserva-
nomic chaos" if they de- ties supported by the
mand a delay of his health tea party have been mak-
care law as the price for ing shutdown threats,
supporting ., continued Sen. Rand Paul of Ken-
spending for federal tucky said Monday that
operations. was "a dumb idea." At a
House Republican lead- community meeting in
ers were to meet Tuesday Louisville, he said, "We
in hopes of finding a for- should fight for what we
mula that would avoid a believe in and'then:maybe
shutdown on Oct. 1 with- we find something in be-
out alienating party con- tween the two.... I am for
servatives who insist on the. debate, I am for fight-
votes to undercut the Af- ing. I don't want to shut
fordable Care Act. Even the government down,
more daunting is a mid- though.I think that's a bad
to late-October deadline solution."
for raising the nation's Obama timed his re-
borrowing limit, which marks for the fifth anniver-
some Republicans also sary of the bankruptcy of
want to use as, lever- Wall Street giant Lehman
age. against the ,Obama Brothers, a major early
administration, event in the near-melt-
"Are some of these folks down of the U.S. financial
really so beholden to one system and a'severe global
extreme wing of theirpar- recession. He used the
ty that -they're 'willing to occasion, to draw atten-
tank the entire economy tion to the still-recovering
just because they can't get economy and to what he
their way on this issue?" called a "safer" system now
Obama said in a speech in place.
at the White House. "Are He delayed his remarks
they really willing to hurt as authorities responded
people just to score politi-. to the shootings that of-
cal points?" ficials said left at least 13.
The 'Republicans don't people dead at the Wash-
see it that way. ington Navy Yard just
House Speaker John a few miles from the White
Boehner, who opposes the House.
threat of a shutdown, said, His remarks also .came
S"It's a shame that the presi- amid public skepti-
dent could not manage to cism over the state of the
rise above partisanship economy and his handling
todayy" Obama, said Boeh- of it.

Gunman in Navy Yard shooting.r

was a former

The Associated Press

Aaron Alexis seems a
study in contradictions:
a former Navy reservist,
a recent Defense' Depart.
ment 'contractor, a con-:
vert to Buddhism who was
taking an online,
aeronautics. But he also
had flashes of temper,that
led to run-ins with police
over shootings in, Fort
Worth, Texas, and Seattle.
A profile began to,
emerge Monday of the
man authorities identi-
fied as the gunman in a
mass shooting at the Navy,
Yard in Washington, D.C.,
that left 13 people dead,

The FBI has identifli
34, as the gunman i
Monday shooting ra
at the Washington N
in Washington that I
dead, including him

Navy Rese'

home' found a gun .and
Sammunition in his room,
and booked him into the
King Couity Jail for mali-
cious mischief.
According to the 'p0-
lice account, Alexis told
detectives he. perceived
,he had been "mocked"
by construction workers
Sthe morning of the 'inci-
dent, Alexis also claimed
he had an anger-fueled
)CIATED PRESS "blackout," and could not
ed Alteis, remember .firing.his gun
n the at the Honda until an hour
lmpage Yard after the incident. ' ..-
lefta Yad13 Alexis, also told police
left 13 -
self. he was present during
"the tragic 'events of Sept.
11, 2001" and' described

including the 34-year-old of their worksite, next "how those events., had
man. While some neigh- to a home where Alexis disturbed him.'"
bors. and acquaintances was staying. The workers Then, on May'-5, 2007,
described him as "nice." reported ,seeing a man, he enlisted, in the Navy
his father oncetold detec- later identified by police reserves, serving through
tives in Seartlethathis son as Alexis, walk out of the 2011, according to Navy
had anger management home next to their work- spokeswoman Lt. Megan
problems related to post- site, pull a gun from his, Shutka.
traumatic :stress brought waistband and fire three Shutka said he received
on by the terror attacks of shots into the rear tires the National Defense Ser-
Sept. 11, 2001. of their Honda before ,ie ,vice Medal and the Global
His life over the past de- walked slowly back to his' War on' Terrorismn Service
cade has been checkered. home. ' Medal during his stint in
Alexis lived in Seattle in ''When detectives inter- the reserves. Both are med-
2004 and 2005, according viewed workers at' the als issued to large num-
to public documents. In construction site, theytold bers of service members
2004. Seattle police .said, police Alexis had stared at who served abroad and'in
Alexis was arrested in 2004 construction workers at the.United States since the
for shooting out the tires 'the job site daily for' sev- 9/11 attacks. "Alexis' last
of another man's vehicle"' eral Weeks prior to 'the assignment was as avia-
in what he later described shooting. The owner of tion electricians mate 3rd
'to detectives as an anger- the construction business class at the Naval Air Sta-
fueled "blackout." Ac- told police he 'believed tion Joint Reserve Base in
cording to an account on 'Alexis was angry over the Fort Worth, Shutka said.
the department's website, parking situation around .It was while he Was
two construction workers ;the site. still in the reserves that
had parked their Honda Police eventually ar-,. a neighbor in Fort Worth
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County district attorney's
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after' it was determined
the gun discharged.
accidentally. : :
After leaving the, re-.
serves, Alexis worked as a
waiter and delivery driver
at 'the Happy Bowl Thai
restaurant in White Settle-
ment, a suburb of Fort
SWorth, according to Afton
Bradley, a former co-work-
Ier, The two overlapped for
About eight months before
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As the officers were trying
to make contact with the
three, Davis ran, accord-,
ing to police. Officers ran
after him. and soon caught
up. They searched him
Sand found a small plastic
Sbaggie containing cocaine
on his person, the officers
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and was throwing his be-
longings out the front
When police arrived and
approached, they saw Neff
tossing a gun case out the
front door, .according to
the release. She was or-
dered to stop her actions,
but ignored the command
and walked to a closet near
'the kitchen, police report-
ed. As she'did so, she said
there were loaded guns in
the house, police say, and
came out of the closet with
a rfle. She turned it toward
the officer, according to the
release. The officer drew
his service weapon and
ordered h'er to put the rifle
down. She eventually com-
plied and was arrested,
police reported.

As Fed meets this week, it faces many uncertainties

The Associated Press

Federal Reserve is be-
ing engulfed by the one
thing it tries to prevent:
Will the Fed take its first
step Wednesday toward
reducing the extraordi-
nary stimulus it's given the
U.S. economy?
Will its eventual pullback
jolt the financial markets?
Who will fill several ex-
pected vacancies on the
Fed's policy board next
And, with Lawrence
Summers' withdrawal
from consideration, who
will lead the Fed once Ben
Bernanke's term expires in
January, ending one of the
most tumultuous chap-
ters in the Fed's 100-year
Uncertainty tends to
rattle investors. Starting
this week, the Fed may be-
gin to supply the answers
the financial markets are
looking for.
Here's a look at the vari-
ous uncertainties the cen-
tral bank faces:
To taper or not
-Though hiring and
economic growth in the
United States remain soft,
the Fed is widely expected
this week to slow the pace
of its, bond purchases.
Its purchases of Treasury
and mortgage bonds have
been designed to keep
long-term loan rates' low
to get people to borrow
and spend and ,invest in
the stock market.
Most economists expect
the Fed's initial ,move to
be small a reduction in
monthly purchases from
S$85 billion to $75 billion.
One reason: The Fed
for months has been pre-
paring markets for such
a move. Fed officials
wouldn't likely want to
raise further uncertainty
by failing to meet the very
expectations they had
SAnother factor: Some'
Fed officials don't think the
bond purchases are doing
much good anymore. And
they feel that by continu-
ing to flood the financial
system with cash, the Fed
might be raising the risks
of high inflation or dan-
gerous bubbles in assets
like stocks orreal estate.
Some had once expect-
ed a sharper first reduc-
tion in the Fed's purchases
of around $20 billion a
month. But that was be-

fore the government said language in the statement
that job growth was only it will issue Wednesday. It
modest in August ahd that might say that a decline in
employers added many inflation would cause its
fewer jobs in June and July benchmark rate to remain
than previously thought, near zero longer than ex-
Market reaction pected. One Fed official
has also suggested lower-
Investors' response to a ing the unemployment
pullback in purchases is threshold for any short-
expected to be mild if the term rate increase to ,5.5
Fed announces a reduc- percent from 6.5 percent.
tion of only around $10, Any such changes would
billion a month. That's es- give investors more assur-
pecially true if it balances ance that short-term rates
its action by underscoring will remain low for many
its commitment to keep more months. All things'
short-term interest rates* considered, many econo-
lowwell into the future. mists don't expect the first
The Fed has kept its; Fed rate hike to occur be-
benchmark for short-term fore 2015.
rates at a record low near c mtl
zero since December2008. Fed committee
And it has said it expects vacancies
to keep it there at least un-' Bernanke's chair is one
til the unemployment rate of several that will need
falls to 6.5 percent as to be filled in coming
long as. the inflation out- months: In fact, the Fed's
look remains mild. policy.panel will have only
The unemployment rate '10,voting members at this
is now 7.3 percent. Many week's meeting instead of
economists do not expect the normal 12: One board,
it to reach 6.5 percent until member, Elizabeth Duke,
late 2014 or early 2015. left in August. Another,
Even then, Bernanke has Sarah Bloom Raskin, has
, said the Fed might decide' been nominated by Presi-
to keep its short-terlfi rate dent Barack Obama for
at a record low, especially the No. 2 job at Treasury"
if unemployment has and won't take part in the
dropped because more meeting.
people have stopped look- In addition,' the term,
ing for work. The govern- of a third board member,
meant doesn't countpeople Jerome, Powell, expires
as unemployed once they in January. And a fourth,
stop looking for a job. .. Jeremy Stein, must de-
'To stress its commitment cide 'whether to remain
tq keep short-term rates at the Fed or return to his
low as long as necessary, teaching post at Hanrvard
the. Fed may tweak the byMay.

Also, among the 12 re-
gional Fed presidents,
Sandra Pianalto, head of
the Cleveland Fed, has an-
nounced that she will step
down early next year.
Obama hasn't 'said
publicly whom hemight
choose to fill those vacan-
cies. Some published re-
ports have suggested that
Lael Brainard, Treasury's
undersecretary for inter-
national affairs, is under
consideration for pone of
the open board seats.
The many vacancies are
sure to raise questions
about'- the : Fed's future
course of policy
After Bernanke
Bernanke's second four-
year term as chairman ex-
pires Jan. 31, and he's made
clear he isn't interested in
another term. The specu-
lation over who will suc-
ceed him has been Wash-
ington's favorite guessing
game this summer. The
two leading candidates
had been former Treasury
Secretary Lawrenrice Sum-
mers and current Fed Vice
Chair JanetYellen.
But in a surprise. Sum-
mers announced Sunday
in a letter to Obama that
he wished to remove him-
self from consideration for
the job. Financial markets
rallied Monday. Many in-,'
vestors had feared that if
Obama chose Summers,
who was thought to be his
first choice, it could lead to
a protracted Senate conh-
firmatibn battle and per-

haps raise doubts about
the Fed's commitment to
low rates.
About, one-third of Sen-
ate Democrats had written
to Obama, urging him to
pick Yellen. Summers was
opposed by liberals for his
support as Treasury secre-
tary of bank deregulation
measures seen as contrib-
uting to the 2008 financial
' Critics also felt' that
Summers' abrasive man-
agement style wouldn't
work in the Fed's typically'
collegial atmosphere. A-
Fed chairman represents
one) of 12 votess on policy
' and must build consensus
among a diverse group of
board members and re-
gional bank presidents
with sometimes conflict-
ing views.
Yellen, the highly re-
spectedNo. 2 official at the
Fed, is seen as likely to get
the nomination now. But
analysts said a dark horse
candidate can't be ruled
out. One could be former
Treasury Secretary Timo-
thy Geithner, who is per-
sonally close to Obama.
Yet Geithner has said re-
peatedly that he isn't in-
terested in the Fed job.
Yellein's supporters have
argued that with so many
vacancies to fill, 'her expe-
rience on the Fed board
as vice chair and before
that. as president of' the
Fed's Sanri Francisco re-
gional bank, would be a
crucial asset for the Fed's

FromPageiA '"
worked out an arrange-
ment with school offi-
cials to bring about four
acres of unused land
into what has been a
cramped parking lot ar-
ray. The property has been
cleared and smoothed. The
school system acquired a
walkbridge to let fans cross
over the swampy ditch
that separates two areas
of the parking lot, and the
booster dlub cleared the
area. With assistancefrom
the city of Sneads, ,. the
boosters had roughly 50
loads of dirt brought in
to level the. new parking
area ,and, if it's niot rain-
ing, fans can .ark on the
newly cleared dirt lot. Next
spring, the booster will sod

it so. that it will blend in
with the original parking
t..he Booster Club has
spent close to $15,000
helping the team since
the group formed ear-
lier this year. McKinnie
and about a half-dozen
friends started it, but be-
fore very long, the club had
swelled to 275, each payiIig
a $20 annual membership
Together, they've raised
enough money in rib cooks
and other fundraising ef-,
forts to pay for a wide va-
riety of things for the team.
For instance, those efforts
allowed' them to buy a
dozen new revolutionary
helmets that help better
protect players from suf-
fering concussions. The
dozen helmets cost rough-
ly $2,400 collectid'ely.

They've also found dona-
tions and made deals that
saved the team thousands
of dollars. For instance, the
,team needed new block-
ing' racks. Knowing that
inmates are involved in
occupational education,
McKinnie went to see the
administrator at Apalachee
Correctional ]Institution.
He had an idea about how
to bring that potential
$20,000-plus expense way
One member of the club
happens to buys'a lot of
steel in his line of work;
he bought some wholesale
for the .team so that ACI
prisoners could build the
racks. The team is working
with thosenow, andMcKin-
typical commercial grade,
with thicker steel and of
all-weld construction.

Also, as it happens,
ACI had discontinued its
weight-lifting program for
inmates. Before long, those
unused weights made their
way to Pirate country. Af-
ter inmates sandblasted
and repainted them, they
were added to, the Pi.
*rates' treasure trove of
McKinnie and his fellow
boosters say they're big
fans of the football coach
they're supplying with all
these team-building items.
Bill Thomas, they say, has
'the enthusiasm to make
the Pirates big-time con-
tenders and can do a lot
with what the boosters
bring to the locker room
and field. Between them,
the varsity and junior var-
sity teams have 70 play-
ers-that's a doubling of
the roster since Thomas

took over, McKinnie said.
Thanks to the new weight
program Thomas initiated
after the weight donation,
the boys are getting bigger
and stronger, too.
And the public seems to
be paying attention to the
improvements they see.
Game attendance is av-
eraging about twice last
year's, and growing.
The boosters have a two-
fold fundraiser on tap for
the week after homecom-
ing, getting ready for the
last of the season and the
one to come. They'll put
on their third rib cook
Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. until
6 p.m. The food'can be
pre-ordered through a
booster or bought on -
site. Full slabs will cost
$20, and half-slabs go for
$10. They'll also be tak-
ing $5 donations that day

and at upcoming games
on chances to win one
of three prizes-the, vic-
tor can choose a high-end
cooler, a crossbow, or a
Remington pump shot-
gun. The winner will be an-
nounced at the last home
game of the season,'sched-
uled for' Nov. 1 against
The boosters will also,
from time to time, sell
team memorabilia in a tent
set up at games.
The boosters formed in
February of this year and
now, after the $15,000
worth of expenditures
taken on this year, have
about' $2,000 left in the
bank to build on in addi-
tion to $3,000 amassed in a
rainy day set-aside they're
building for emergency
purchases on through the

From Page 1A

the county will see it that
Massey said the re-
cently 'improved parking
lot that lies between the
Russ House and the Brown
House will remain with the
Brown House in any case,
because' of grant stipula-
tions related to the park-
ing lot project, but that the

county would have full ac-
cess to it if the government
became the new owner of
the Russ House.
He said the Chamber
is looking at the Brown
House as a potential new
home for Chamber opera-
tions in ithe future, but said
no firm decision on its use
has yet been made.
The sale of the Russ
House, Massey said, could
the debt it owes in relation
to having purchased the

Brown House a few years
ago. The Chamber is trying
to pare down its financial
burdens and refocus its
efforts on advocacy. Over
time, the organization
became more and more
heavily involved in tourist
development issues; for
example, previous Cham-
ber CEO. Art Kimbrough
and his staff had taken on
the paid role of daily man-
agingTDC activities for the
county under a contract
for the service. Russ House

visitors also primarily ask
questions related to tour-
ism, so Chamber staffers
were involved in TDC mat-
ters in that way as well.
But last year, the TDC
hired its own director, Pam
Fuqua, and the formal
Chamber/TDC manage-
ment contract was severed
although Fuqua and her
part-time staffers still share
space in the Russ House.
When the Russ House
was first offered to, the
county last year, Jackson

County ,Commissioners
decided not to buy it, vot-
ing unanimously to pass
on the $235,000 package
deal it was offered. One
commissioner, Jeremy
Branch, cited the ongoing
cost of maintenance as a
major reason for having
turned it down.
The Russ House was built
in 1895 by Joseph Russ, a
fifth generation Jackson
Countian. It eventually fell
into disrepair but a 'ma-
jor renovation began in

its 100th year, using state
grants, and it passed into
Chamber ownership in
2000. The Chamber was
obligated to retain owner-
ship .and keep it accessible
to the public for the next
decade, but is now free to
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In this July 17 photo, chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanketestifies in Washington. The Federal Reserve appears on
track to slow its bond purchases by the end of this year if the economy continues to improve. But it remains divided over the
exact timing of the move.



The Associated Press

Careful not to blame
either side for a deadly
chemical weapon attack,
U.N. inspectors reported
Monday that rockets load-
ed with the nerve agent
sarin had been fired from
an area where Syria's mili-
tary, has bases, but said
the evidence could have
been manipulated in the
rebel-controlled stricken
The U.S., Britain and
France jumped' on evi-'
dence in the report es-
pecially the type of rock-
ets, the composition of the
sarin agent, and trajectory
of the missiles to de-
Sclare that President Bashar,
Assad's government was
Russia, Syria's closest ally,
called the investigators'
findings "deeply disturb-
ing," but said it was too
early to draw conclusions.
The Syrian government's
claims thai opposition
forces were responsible for
the attack "cannot be sim-
ply shrugged off," Ruissian
Ambassador Vitaly Chur-
kin insisted.,
The conclusions rep-
resented the first official
confirmation by impar-
tial scientific experts that
chemical, weapons were
used in Syria's civil war,
but the inspectors' lim-
ited mandate barred them
,from identifying who was
responsible for the Aug. 21
"This is. a war crime,
U.N. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon told the Se-
.curity' Council when he
.presented the report.. "The
results are' overwhelm-
ing and .indisputable.
The facts speak for
Ban called it "the most
significant confirmed

.', The Associated Press

Using a vast system of steel
cables and pulleys, mari-
time engineers on Mon-
day gingerly winched the
massive hull of the Costa
Concordia off lthe reef
wljere the cruise ship cap-
sized near an Italian island
in January 2012 and were
.,poised to set it upright in
the middle of the night.
After 15 hours of slower-
than-expected progress in
. pulling the heavily listing'
Luxury liner to an upright
position, engineers said
they finally hit, the tipping
point they eagerly were
Shortly before midnight,
the Concordia was raised
by 25 degrees after that,
engineers, said; the effect
of gravity started giving the
rotation a boost.
Then engineers quit op-
erating the pulleys, and
by using, remote controls,
carefully began opening
valves to let seawater start
filling huge ballast tanks
That had bhen welded onto
'the already exposed side.
The weight of the water
in the tanks helped pull
the cruise liner up much
faster. ,
"We're in the final
phase' of rotation," said
Franco Gabrielli, the Ital-
ian government official
who is .overseeing the:
operation. "We have
passed the 24 degree
mark and now are fill-
ing the tanks with water,"
he told journalists early
Originally, engineers
had been confident com-
plete rotation might, take
as little as 10 hours, and be
reached by early evening
But~the timetable quickly
.went off plan.
First, an unpredicted ear-
ly morning thunderstorm
pushed back the start time.
Then the wreck resisted for
three hours .before it al-
lowed itself to be wrested
off the jagged rocks that
were embedded into one
_side of the hull after the

use of chemical weapons After months of negotia- report said.
against civilians since Sad- tions, the U.N. inspectors.' "The conclusion is that
dam Hussein used them"in went to Syria to visit the chemical weapons have
Halabja, Iran, in 1988, and sites of three alleged chem- been used in the onrigo-
"the worst use of weapons ical attacks earlier this year ing conflict between the
of mass destruction'in the and were in the capital parties in the Syrian Arab
21st century." of Damascus on Aug. 21 Republic, also against ci-
The deep divisiOns-be- when reports and videos vilians, including children,'
tween Western' backers begansurfacing of a shell- on a relatively large scale,"
of rebels seeking to over- ing attack in which victims they, said. "This result
throw Assad and Rus- experienced shortness leaves us with the deepest
sian and Chinese sup- of breath, disorientation, concern." "
porters of the regime has blurred vision, nausea, The rebels' and their
paralyzed the.U.N. Securi- vomiting, weakness and a Western and Arab support-
tyCouncil since the Syrian loss of consciousness, ers have blamed Assad's
conflict began 2 1/2 years 'They finally gained ac- regime for the attack in
ago. cess to three towns where the rebel-controlled area
Even though the United :the Aug.21 attack occurred, 'of Ghouta. The Syrian gov-
States and Russia agreed and on one occasion their ernment insists the attack
Saturday on the. frame- convoy was hit by sniper was carried out by rebels.
work to.-put Svyia's.chemi- fire, but the inspectors The U.N. reporti men-
cal weapons stockpile were nonetheless able to tions the Ghouta areas of
-and precursors under ,'collect a large amount of Ein Tarma, Moadamiyeh
international- control for material and talkto survi- and Zamalka, all of which
future destruction, their vors and witnesses, were featured in videos of
,top, diplomats were.':, at "The environmental, victims that emerged after
odds Monday over a new chemical and medical the antack.
Security Council resolu- samples we have collected The U.N. report did not
tion that would make the. provide clear and convinc- mention how many people
deal legally bihding-andL ing evidence that surface-,' were killed in the Aug. 21
whether there should be a to-surface rockets contain-..attack. The U.S. says more
reference to possible mill- ing the nerve agent sarin' than 1,400, but otherdeath
tary enforcement if Syria were used'... in the Ghouta toll estimates have been
doesn't comply, area of Damascus," their far lower.

i n r. ,.* .' I 1 r.l., r rr_ ; .
The Costa Concordia ship lies on its side on the Tuscan Island
of Giglio, Italy, Monday, Sept. 16. An international team of en-
gineers is trying a never-before attempted strategy to set up-
right the luxury liner, which capsized after striking a reef in
2012 killing 32 people.

Concordia had hit another
reef close to Giglio Island's
coastline, took on water
through a 70-meter-long
(76-yard-long), gash, and
eventually capsized a few
hundred meters (yards)
away onto another reef.
There it lay on its side
until Monday's daring en-
'gineering operation pulled
it free.
"Things are going like
they should, but on a time-
table that is dragging out,"
.Gabrielli chief of Italy's
Civil Protection Agency,
said earlier on Monday., .
Never before has such an
enormous cruise ship been
righted. Salvage workers
struggled to overcome ob-
stacle after obstacle as they
slowly inched toward their
goal of raising the crippled
ship 65 degrees to the up-
right position..
SAt one point, some of the
cables dragging the ship's
hull upright went slack,
forcing engineers to climb
the hull to fix them. "
SThe Concordia itself
didn't budge for the first
three hours after the oper-
ation began, engineer Ser-
gio Girotto told reporters.
The initial operation to
lift the ship moved it just
3 degrees toward vertical.
After 10 hours, the crippled
ship had edged upward by
just under' 13 degrees,'a
fraction of what had been
After some 6,000 tons of
force were applied using

a complex system of pul-
leys and counterweights
- Girotto said "we saw the
detachment" 'of the ship's
hull from the reef thanks
to undersea cameras.
At the waterline, a few
feet of slime-covered ship
that had been underwa-
ter slowly became vis-
ible, the first clear sign to
spectators on land that
the rotation. strategy was
Thirty-two people died
on Jan. 13, 2012, when the
Concordia slammed into a
reef and toppled half-sub-
.merged on its side after
coming too close to Giglio
Island. T
The listing of the liner
was so drastic that many
lifeboats couldn't be
launched. Dozens of .the
4,200 passengers, and crew
were plucked to safety by
helicopters or jumped into
the sea and swam to shore.
The bodies of many of the
dead were retrieved inside


water cameras did not im-
,mediately reveal any sign
o6f the two' bodies, that were
never recovered.
Engineers had dismissed
as "remote" the possibility
that the Concordia might
break apart during the sal-
vage operation but set out
absorbent barriers to catch
any leaks of toxic materials
.-from the ship.
Images transmitted
Monday by robotic div-
ing vehicles indicated the
submerged side of the
cruise ship's, hull had suf-
fered "great deformation"
from all its time on the
granite. seabed; battered
by waves and compressed
under the weight of the
ship' 15,000 tons, Girotto
Officials said so far no
appreciablepollution from
inside the ship had spewed
out. Giglio Island is part of
a Tuscan marine sanctuary
where dolphins and fish
are plentiful.
The salvage, operation,
known in nautical par-
lance as parbuckling, was
used on the USS Oklahoma
in 1943 after the 'Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor.
But the 300-meter (1,000-
'foot) Concordia has been'
described as the largest
cruise ship ever to capsize
and subsequently require
the complex-rotation so it
Scan be towed away in one
piece and dismantled for
Engineers used re-
mote controls to guide a
synchronized system of
pulleys, counterweights
'and huge chains that were
' looped under the Concor-
dia's carcass to delicately
nudge the ship free. .


Anxious waiting

on word of missing

in Colorado floods

The Associated Press

LYONS, Colo. Gerald
Guntle dials his sister's,
home multiple times a
day, desperate to find out
if she survived the wide-
spread flooding that shat-
tered the Rocky Mountain
foothill town of Lyons, but
the phone just rings and
rings. .
"If there was no phone
service, I. wouldn't ex-
pect to keepl getting ring-
ing. That's what has me
scared," said .the Tucson,
Ariz., man, whose sister is
among hundreds of peo-
ple listed as missing in
-a disaster that is already
believed to have killed as
many as eight people.
Officials hope the num-
ber of missing will drop
,rapidly as communica-
tions are restored and
people are evacuated
throughout the region,,
as it did in Larimer and
Boulder counties, where
some 487 people dropped
off, missing-persons list
over theweekend.
But faced with a lack of
information, friends and
relatives are struggling to
avoid thoughts of worst-
case scenarios.
.In Esies Park, a tour-
ist haven that serves as a
first stop for'many people-
entering Rocky Moun-
tain National Park/,Tony
Bieltt was searching for
information about an
elderly, man who lives
alone in nearby Glen Ha-
yen, where cabins arid
boulders washed down a
swollen river.
"The problem is no one
knows who has been res-
cued," Bielat said.
Officials .were wading
through{ the rubble in
Glen Canyon on Monday,
checking every structure
. in rhe.owvn one by one.
Precise' accounting
of the missing remains'
elusive, with state and
county agencies some-
.times reporting conflict-
ing totals. Colorado of-
ficials listed 1,253 people
missing, statewide at one
point Monday and then
updated it to just658 later
in the afternoon.

Most of the missing
were in Larimer and Boul-
-der counties, which lie
north of Denver and are
dotted with self-reli-
ant mountain hamlets
where privacy-conscious
residents live in remote
homes difficult to access
even in ideal conditions.
Boulder County has as-
signed 10 police detec-:
Stives to search' for the
missing. Officials, are
struggling to gauge how
many people might actu-
ally be in danger as they
field hundreds of calls
from relatives, friends, es-
tranged siblings and also
Rescuers and shelter
workers are taking down
lists :of evacuees to feed
to county officials, and
people are, asked 'to call
in when they locate their
relatives. Federal officials
Monday repeatedly, im-
plored people affected by
the flooding to call and
reassure their loved ones.
In the funky mountain
town of Lyons,. stranded
residents were unsure
how to:. communicate
their status. Telephone
landlines -were knocked
out as tloodwater rushed
inWednesday, and most
people's cellphones died'
long ago.
One man drove with
his young son past the
shuttered, shops on a
muddy and abandoned
Main Street searching for
"D6 you need some-
thing?" shouted Glenn
Scott, who was walking
his two goldenii retriev-
ers. It's become the town's
new greeting.
The man said he was
looking.for Federal Emer-
cy headquartersto letI of-
ficials know the pair.was
OK so they wouldn't be
listed among the missing.,
Guntle is hoping his sis-
ter and her two children
his parents have .passed
away are among the
holdouts who have cho-
sen boiled water, panritry
items and isolation over

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High School Football
Friday- Sneads at Cotton-
dale, 7 p.m.: North Florida
Christian at Marianna,
7 p.m.; Wewahitchka at
Graceville, 7 p.m.

Junior Varsity Football
Thursday- Liberty County
at Sneads,'6 p.m.; Cottondale
at Wewahitchka, 6 p.m.

Middle School Football
Tuesday- Florida High at
Marianna, 6 p.m.; Grand
Ridge at Blountstbwn, 6 p.m.
Thursday: -Rocky Bayou at
Graceville, 6 p.m.

High School Volleyball
Monday- Graceville at
Sneads, 5.p.m. and 6 p.m.;
Chipley at Cottondale, 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m.; Altha at Mari-
anna, 5 p.m. and 6'p.m.
Tuesday- Cottondale at
Graceville, 1 p.m.; Wewahi-
tchka at Shead', 5 p.m. and
6 p.m. .'
SThursday West Florida at
Marianna, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.;
Bethlehem at Cottondale, 5
p.m. and 6 p.m.; Chipley at
Griceville, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.;
Sne'ads at Blountstown; 5
p.m. and 6 p.m.

Marianna Golf
S The Bulldogs will play
Holmes County on Tuesday-
at Dogwood Golf Club in
::Bonifay and return to action
Thursdayagainst Ghipley at
Sun'lhiUlls Golf-Course: Both
matches start at 3 p.m.
Chipoli Baseball

: Chipola College's annual
SSelect Baseball Showcase
Sis for.Saturday at the -
Chipola'field. -
SThe. event is open to
all high school juniors. or.
_setibrs. who; are current
'Meimber. ofa varsity base-
`ball team.
.Chipola head coach Jeff
Johpsonx is expecting frdm50
,toplO pro and college scouts
The Showcase will be in a
pro-style setup vdth two dif-
feient time slots players can
,h0se to tted.. ,.
The sfiowcase is ly invi- ,
ration only,by high school
coaches; summer league
coaches, Chipola coaches,
ofber college coaches and/or.
professio0nal'scouts ',
-._Registration deadline is
SSept.HIA Participants must,
,provide pro of f insurance
: and'sign a waiver of liability.
0 $12j 5 ,,.. :
Check-in .opens at 8 a.m.
on Saturday. The event will
continue rain or shine with
indoor facilities available.
Players should wear baseball
,pan antnd bring their own
bats;.spikes,, gloves, hats and
.proective.cups. .a
",Fi'nforrmation, call, coach
(JeffJohnson'at 850-718-2332,
or visit
iSHS Foundation Silent
The Sneads High School
.Foundation'will hold a silent
autctin during the week of
"-Homeco ming'to support
an 'educational-trip for this
'year's junior class at SHS.
,The. scheduled spring trip
rill.include visits to the
*National Mall, Arlington
..Cein'etery,'National Gallery,
;Smithsonian, National Mu-
> seum of American History,
and -more. ,
. The silent auction will be
held in the lobby at Sneads'
High School and.will be-
gin Sept. 23 and end at the
Alumni Banquet on Sept. 28.
For more information,
contact Tony Beauchamp at

5K Run/Walk and
1OK Run
..The Building Strong Fami-
'lies 5K run/walkand Q10K
,runwill be held on Sept. 28
at the Citizens Lodge'Park im
Marianna at 8 a.m. Early reg-
"istration for the 5K is $25 and
for the 10K is $30. For kids
12 years old and under there
will be a free i-mile fun run.


Lady Hornets drop 3of4 in Chipley

BY DUSTIN KENT 1-. set 15-11. "+I,-

The Cottondale Lady Hor-
nets dropped three out of four
matches in a tournament Sat-
urday at Chipley High School,
falling to Laurel Hill, Vernon,
and Blountstown, and beating
Holmes County.
CHS opened up in the morn-
ing against Laurel Hill and
lost in two sets, and then fol-
lowed that with two-set losses
Sto Blountstown and Vernon
before finishing the afternoon
with a three-set win over:Hol-
mes County.
The Lady Hornets won the
first set against the Lady Blue
Devils 25-6 before dropping
the second 25-22, and then
taking the third and decisive

It was uie second victory or
the season for the Lady Hor-
nets, who moved to 2-7 overall,
on the year.
"I think Saturday was a learn-
ing experience for all ofI us,"
Cottondale coach Tarajurgon-
ski said Monday. "Having all of
those games was good for us to
,be able to change the rotation.
a couple of times and see what
works and what doesn't, As
coaches, it was nice to be able
to see what we've been work-'
ing on.
"We played pretty hard. I
thinkthe girls were a little tired
after a long'week with three
away games. They Were pretty
exhausted but they came out
See CHS, Page 8B Kayla Lathan gets a hit for Cottondale during a tournament in Chipley.





Mallory Beauchamp returns the ball during a recent Sneads game.

Lady Pirates struggle in Panama City tourney


The Sneads Lady Pirates have been total-
ly dominant for much of the early season,
but they suffered through their first major
adversity of the year over the weekend in
Panama City.
After suffering their first match loss of
the season Thursday night against Arnold,
the Lady Pirates went back to Panama City
on Saturday for a one-day tournament and
lost three out of four matches.

Sneads (1-4) opened with a two-set loss
to Maclay by scores of 25-17 and 25-20
before falling to Arnold again in two sets,
25-17 and 25-21, and WakuUlla 25-15 and
The Lady Pirates then endedthe daywith'
an emphatic two-set win over FAMU by
scores of 25-8 and 25-8, though SHS coach
Sheila Roberts said that was small conso-
lation for an otherwise miserable day.
"We just didn't play well from the begin-
ning," she. said. "Our defense was terrible
and we were slow. I was disappointed, but

it's a wakeup call because it's early in the
season. We're pretty good at beating teams
that are not as strong as us, but we get
someone that matches up well with us and
there's some things we've got to change.
"We're going to focus on that this week,
adding a few more practice hours during
the week and changing some things up.
We just don't look like the same team we
looked like in the preseason and over the
See LOST, Page 8B

MMS Football

Bullpups go for 2nd straight win

Marianna Middle School's Werlean Pollock tries to shake off some Taylor
County defender during a game earlier in the month.


The Marianna Middle School
Bullpups will go for two wins in
a row tonight when they host
Florida High at Bulldog Stadi-
um at 6 p.m.
Marianna (1-1) is coming offof
a 28-14 road win over FAMU on
Thursday in which the Bullpups
outgained the Baby Rattlers 244
to 118 and jumped out to a 28-
.0 lead before FAMU added two
late scores.
Itwas astrongperformance for
the Bullpups, and one that they
may have difficulty replicating
on such a short turnaround.

"It's tough to do because we've
got some players banged up a
little bit and don't have time to
heal," MMS coach Brad Cross
said Monday. "We're going to
go there and do the best we can
and get the players as much rest
as possible and do what we can
do. I think if we do what we're
supposed to do, then we'll be
. Curtis Screen led the Bullpups
with 117 rushing yards against
FAMU, with Werlean Pollock
adding 96 yards, and Nicho-
las English scoring two touch-
downs on the ground.
See PUPS, Page 8BL

WHOM.. .




'.i rl n i: iNJ I TiH
T yler Lawrence kicks for Grand Ridge during a game against Vernon. Grand Ridge will go
oh the road tonight to play Blountstown at 6 p.m;

CoUege Football

Ole Miss prepares for tough month

The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. Mis- -
sissippi couldn't have W
imagined a much better
start to the season.
The 21st-ranked Rebels
have won three straight
games including road ,---
matchups, with Vanderbilt-.-
,and Texas -, and now get a ,
week of rest to make some .
corrections and get players
healthy. "
That's good, because the --
schedule is about to getB
even tougher.:, .' .
Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0 South-
eastern Conference) faces'
No. I Alabama, No: 6 LSUI
and No. 10 Texas A&M over
die next. month,,. starting
with the top-ranked Crim-
on Tide on Sept. 28 inTus-..
caloosa, Ala.
"That's gostrc ofaie the Mississipp receiver Evan Engram (17) scores a touchdown again
'toughest stretch of games' P .qs
itanyone is going to ter of Saturday's game in Austin, Texas. : .
have to play this year," that it's only going to get Commodores.
Freeze said. "We need more difficult and the Reb- And the Ole Miss offense
this 'open week. We. need els are far from a perfect while generally produc- '
to' get people healthy. We team. tive has had droughts
need everyone who is able There are still occasional' *in 'each game that 'have.
and eligible to play,:ready .breakdowns in the young allowed the- opposing
to go for these games, so secondary".,--' including .team ',room to make a
this week comes at a good one that nearly cost them comeback..' ,
time." the Vanderbilt game before "That's why Freeze was
SCoach Hugh Freeze says a spectacular comeback in planted in the film room
' his team's ability lo handle the final minute. "Monday.
Adversity should help dur- Starting offensive tackles-,,' "We've been grindingthis,
ing the coming ; month. Emmanuel McCray and. morningonself-scouting,"
.The Rebels were trailing., Pierce Burton are dealing 'Freeze said. "Trying to fig-
in the second half against .:with nagging leg injuries ure.ouit what we're doing
both:Vanderbilt and Texas "and linebacker Denzel well, what we're not doing
.before rallying for wins. Nkemdiche. is trying to well and what our tenden-
But the euphoria from return from a torn MCL ciesare."'
those big victories is tern- in his right knee suffered But as with most 3-0
pered by the realization in the opener against the starts, there is plenty the

TH l :,):,:i:lailE :P;
ist Texas during the third quar-

Rebels are doing right.
SBo Wallace has complet-
ed- more than 64 percent
of his passes for 648. yards
and four touchdowns. ie's
also rushed for. 120 yards'
and three touchdowns.
SBut the junior's favorite
stat? Zero interceptions,
Especially since that was a
problem last season.,
"I want to keep that go-
ing as long as possible,"
Wallace said. "You have
freak plays duiringa game,'
like a tip by a defensiVe,
lineman. Those are going
to come, but I can't make
foolish decisions like I was
last year."

Alabama's T.J. Yeldon apologizes for conduct

The Associated Press Yeldon made a joney sign and a
double throat-slashing gesture to-
TUSCALOQSA, Ala. Alabama ward the stands after running for a
.tailback T.J. Yeldon apologized for 4-yard touchdown in the top-ranked
actions that drew an unsportsman- Crimson Tide's 49-42 victory.
like conduct penalty in the Tdxas Yeldon did not speak to the media
A&M game. on Monday but issued a statement

through media relations apologiz-
ing for "my selfish action."
Yeldon says, "That is not the way I
want to represent myself, my family
and our team." I
He says he will learn from it and
"use better judgment in the -future."


College Football

Florida State's Karlos Williams runs for a touch down in the
third quarter of Saturday's game against Nevada in Tallahas-
see, Fla. Florida State won the game 62-7.

Former Florida

State DB Williams

shines on offense

S The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE It might be, time to'give Florida
State's backfield a new nickname. .
"Wild & Free" worked perfectly when it was a two-
man show featuring James, Wilder Jr. and Devpnta
Freemarr. B.ut junior Karlos Williams, a safety who
switched to running back after the season opener,
had a breakout performance in Saturday's 62-7 drub-
bing of Nevada and could be in the mix the rest. of the
year. .,
Williams ran eight times for 110 yards, including a
65-yard touchdown rtin on his first career carry.
"When I got out, there was nothing but green grass,"
Williams said. '
The Seminoles (2-0) had a lot of open spaces against
the Wolf Pack. They ran for 377 yards and had six dif-
ferent players score on the ground.
Williams' outing was thenmost impressive, though.
With. plenty of talent in the secondary and running
'back Mario Penders academically ineligible, coach
Jimbo Fisher asked Williams to move to the offensive
.side of the ball following a41-13 win at Pitt.'
For Williams, the swamp made sense.
He played in 12 games, mostly on special teams, as
a freshman and served as a backup safety and kick re-
turner last season. Although he was widely regarded
as one of the nation's top safeties coming out of Ridge
Community High School in Davenport, he had plenty
of experience with the bail in'his hands. :
* WU illiams ran 69 times for 564 yards and seven touch-
downs as a senior.
So he was a little rusty, but far from lost.
"I'm not tryingto say that I was rubbing a crystal ball,
but that guy is a talented cat," Fisher said. "He's very
dynamic with the ball. He's big, strong and explosive.
He's natural. When he gets in space, he can hit home
runs. ... Karlos will provide us with a very big piece of
the puzzle in my opinion as the year goes on."
: If so, FSU might need another catchy moniker for its
backfield trio. .
Williams and Freeman, (109 yards) became the first
FSU teammates to rush-for 100 yards, in the same
game since Chris Thompson (103)-and quarterback EJ
Manuel (102) did it against Clemson last season.
Wilderran six timesfor 45 yards and a score, still deal-
ing with a shoulder injury sustained in the opener. -
After watchingWilliams in practice, Wilder had high
expectations for his new backfield mate.
"If he gets a toss sweep and gets one little crease, I
told him he was a track star and he was going to be
gone," Wilder said. "He just'didit. That boy is fast.
"He has a nose for the end zone and he's desper-
ate to get there. I think I overheard somebody say his
yards per carry was like 13 or 14 yards per carry, and
that's pretty scary because he still doesn't know every-
thing yet."

Florida Driskel says confidence, knee fine

The Associated Press
quarterback' Jeff Driskel
'said, Monday his confi-
dence and left knee are just
It won't be known forsure
until the 19th-ranked Ga-
tors take the field for their
'Southeastern Conference
opener against Tennessee
(2-1)'on Saturday
Driskel has 10 turnovers
in the team's last three loss-
es, including, three costly
ones in a 21-16 setback at
Miami a little more than a
week ago. He threw two in-
terceptions in the red zone
receiver Trey Burton ran
the wrong route on one of
them and fumbled while
getting sacked.
Driskel ended consecu-
tive drives in the fourth
quarter with turnovers,
key plays in a tight game
against the Hurricanes.
His mistakes are still a
hot topic in Gainesville, es-
pecially since they are a re-
curring theme in Florida's
IJrecent losses.

'Asked whether his con-
fidence. has been .shaken,
Driskel's reply was a little
short on self-assurance.
"No, not really at all',"
Driskel said. "My coaches
.and my teammates have
full confidence in 'me,
and that's all that really
Coach Will Muschamp
and several players .ex-
pressed trust in Driskel,
but it's clear the Gators (1-
1) have plenty of offensive
issues with ball security
atop the list.
"No one's been able to
stop us when we haven't
had a turnover or a pen-
alty, so just worry about us
first and then taking care
of the other team second,"
Driskel said. "If we can
handle us, we'll be fine.
That's what we worked on
this week."
Driskel was limited dur-
ing the team's bye week
because of a sprained left
knee. He injured it in the
second quarter against
Miami when he got sand-
wiched high and low be-

tween defenders.
"It could have been a lot
worse, so that's the good
newvs," Driskel said. "It's
feeling a lot better' now and
I'll be ready to go."
Driskel completed 22 of
33 passes for a career-high
291 yards, with a touch-
down. But his mistakes --
,those three turnovers and
a high'throw to Quinton
Dunbar in the end zone
early have outweighed
any positives ...
"There were four or five
plays in the game he would
have liked to have back, but
he also made some really
nice throws," Muschamp
said. "He was very accurate
with the football. Without
two drops, you're 24 of 33
and feel, a little different
about it. If you take care of.
the ball in spme other situ-
ations. He knows that.
"We'll move forward and
learn from that., I think'
we've done that."
Maybe so, but this isn't
the first time Driskel has
had ball-security issues.
SHe threw two intercep-

tons and fumbled twice in
a 17-9 loss to Georgia last
October. He had two more
interceptions and a fumble
, in a 33-23 loss to Louisville
in the Sugar Bowl. He also
was sacked eight times in
those two games.
Driskel insisted he has
learned his lesson.
"First of all, don't try to
do. too much 'as a quar-
terback," he said. "Just go
with what you're coached
and don't try to do too
much and hold onto the
ball when you're running.
.. We've really got to work
on ball security and really
lock in, especially in the
red zone."
Florida's next opponent,
Tennessee, was gashed for
687 yards in a 59-14 loss at
second-ranked Oregon on
Saturday. Still, the Volun-
teers lead the conference.
in turnover margin (plus 6)
and red-zone defense.
Driskel played one of
his better games against
the Volunteers last year.
He completed 14 of 20
passes for 219 yards and

two touchdowns, and ran
eight times for 81 yards. He
didn't have a turnover.
"He's been elusive for
us," Vols defensive tackle
Daniel Hood said. "Last
year, I think we made ev-

ery quarterback play good
against us. We've just got to
do a good job containing
him, forcing him to make
throws and then getting af-
ter him when we knowit's a
pass down."


College Football

Saban harping on improvement

The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Nick Saban
isn't exactly lavishing praise on Ala-
bama's performance in a memorable
win over Texas A&M.
The top-ranked Crimson. Tide
showed "competitive character,"
beat a good division rival and played
"halfway decent" in the middle of the
game between early and late lapses.
Those are the positive reviews.
Two days after the 49-42 vic tory
over the No. 10 Aggies, Sabtan ad
Alabama players kept the game ,in
It is still September, after allr.. THE :,' )Caro )TE, ,E-
"Whee oa w .ro heren?, ban Alabama' head coach Nick Saban reacts on the sideline during the second quarter of
said' Monday' "I think fOcus needs to Saturdayts game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
benoi improving as a team. There no' history. yIs oplay Very well. The- last eight minutes
question I don't feel like we arewhere Safety ViMnie Sunseri does keep of the game, we give up 21 points.
we need to be as a team."There's defi- those stats in perspective since So that's 35 points right there. In the
nitely many, many things that we there's only one Manziel. middle, we settled down and played
need to improve on. I think the most "We're not going to face-an offense halfway decent."
important part of that is going to be 'that hs' a quarterback that's 'able Of' course; there were plenty of'
players having the discipline to trust to move like he's able to, hopefully, bright spots in winning the rematch
and believe in doing the things the down the road," said Sunseri, who of Alabama's only loss last season.
way we want them done. returned his second interception for QuarterbackAJ McCarrfon T.J. Yel-
"Without that improvement, we're a touchdown in as many games. don and the offensive line bounced
not going to get where we want to go. The Tide's Cyrus Jones also picked back in a big way after managing
We're not going to become the team off a' Manziel pass in the end zone. only206 yards in the opener against
that we could be." Those proved pivotal plays i n the Virginia Tech.
Alabama (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern game but didn't quite off-set the lit- McCarron was named SEC player
Conference) cleared that first gigan- any of big plays given up to Manziel of the week after throwing for a ca-
tic hurdle toward a shot at a third and receiver Mike Evans, including a reer-high 334 yards and four touch-
consecutiv'e national title. Colorado 95-yard bomb when Jones was beat- downs. Yeldon ran for 149 yards and
State and former Tide offensive coor- en and had no help inthe secondary.' had a touchdown.g
dinator Jim McElwain pay a visit Sat- That was just one of an array of Tight end BrianVogler also empha-
urday followed by No. 21 Mississippi. examples. ,. sized the room for improvement on
The only other ranked opponent "Too, many big plays, too many both sides ofstheball.
before a potential SEC title game missed assignments, too much lack "Nobody has a perfect game.We've
berth is No.6 LSU on Nov. 9. of technique, guys doingwhatthey're got holes as an offense, the defense
There-were plenty of teaching mo- coached to do on a consistent basis/' hasholes," Vogler'said. "Realistically,
ments for, Saban in the Texas A&M' Saban said. "When you don't do that, you just want every game by
game. A defense that's been the na- and you play against good players,/a dominating margin. Winning by a
tion's stingiest two years running al- you usually get exposed.. touchdown just isn't really a domi-
lowed 628 yards to Johnny Manziel 'From the first seven minutes of the nating margin, at least in many cases,
& Co., the most given up in Alabama game, we get behind 14-0 and don't down here."

LSU has ridden dynamic No. 6 inpol

The Associated Press

LSU's. -ground ganie
is finding its usual
dominant 'form if more
than 300 yards rushing
against Kent State is any
Combine that with a
-rejuvenated and unusu-
ally consistent passing
attack, and it looks like
the Tigers have attained
the dynamism on offense
that they've coveted for
several years.
"Simply the threat of
certain things is making
us a better offense,"' said
running back Jeremy Hill;
who had 117 yards and
two touchdowns on only
11 carries against Kent
State on Saturday night.
Opposing defenses

TiE -C'~TEE'l'FE::&
LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) scores'on a 58-yard run
during the first half of Saturday's gamnie against Kent State at
Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

were "attacking the run a
lot last year and now we
are making them have to
worry about whether or
not a pass is coming," Hill
added. "It puts them on

their heels."
The Tigers are averag-
ing 488 yards of, offense,
with about 219 per game
on the ground and 269
per game through the air.

They are also scoring an
average of 46 points. Con-
sequently, LSU has won
all of its first three games
by double digits and has
moved up in the latest AP
Top 25 Poll to No. 6'
The real test, though,
will be when LSU.opens
SEC play That starts next.
Saturday with a visit from
Auburn, which defeated
Mississippi State on Sat-,
urday night to improve
to 3,-0. Coming off a 3-9
campaign in 2012, Auburn
hasn't persuaded enough
voters of its improvement
to enter the rankings yet,
but it received some votes
this week.,
"We're looking forward
to facing..a quality SEC
opponent in our stadium
next week," LSU coach
Les Miles said.

Tennesse er 'utinq s" THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) is' sacked by Or-
egon defensive tackle Taylor Hart (66) during the second
quarter of Saturday's game in Eugene, Ore. -

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The Associated Press

Tennessee coach Butch
Jones says he's opening
up the Volunteers' quar-
terback competition.
Junior Justin Worleyjias
started each of Tennes-
see's first three games and
is atop the depth chart for
Saturday's game at No. 19
Florida, but Jones said
-Mnday that 'he" would.
start whichever quarter-
ba'ck performs the best in
practice. Tennessee's of-
fense struggled last week
in a 59-14 loss at-No. 2
Oregon that represented
the Vols' most lopsided
varsity defeat since 1910.
Worley is 35 of 57-for
372 yards with five touch-.
down passes and one in-
terception this' season.-
Redshirt freshman Na-
than Peteiman has gone
6 of 12 for 40 yards with
no touchdowns or in-
terfceptions., Tones didn't
rule out,the possibility of
starting Riley Ferguson or
Joshua Dobbs; two fresh-
men who haven't played
at all:'
"Just' like any posi-
tion in ourprogram, it's
open," Jones said. "What-
ever quarterback has the
best week of practice will.
be the starter for Tennes-
see when-we play Florida.
If that means a freshman
quarterback, that means
a freshman quarterback.
,We'll add more quarter-
backxun into bour package
this week. We just need to
find ways to generate big

explosive plays. If that's
Josh Dobbs running the
read option or Riley Fer-
guson, that's what. we'll
do." .
Jones wants his offense
to create, more "splash
plays" that generate big
chunks of yardage. Wor-
ley is averaging 10.6 yards
'per completion to rank
81st nationally in that
category. .:
Worley- also is the
least mobile of Tennes-
see's four, scholarship
"You have to earn your
spot :each and, every
week," Jones said. "We'll
see what the freshmen
can handle. Nate Peter-
man continues to prog-
ress along .He's an indi-
"vidual, at 6 a.m., he's the
every single day. He has a
great grasp of knowledge.,
I continue to see him get-,
ting better. And I think
Justin's getting better, but
Just think competition is
healthy. It's going to be a
week-to-week process of
who can manage the of-
fense the best."
!.No. quarterbacks were
made available to the
media Monday.' ,
"I feel like I played all
right,"" Worley said Sat-
urday- after the Oregfn
game.' "I took what the-
defense was giving us, but
we needed some -more
big plays than we gener-
ated. Hopefully' in' the
next weeks to come, we'll
be able to'generate some
more explosive plays." 4

Officials from Wisconsin-ASU game reprimanded

The Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz.' The
Pac-12 Conference has
reprimanded the officials
in Saturday night's game
between Wisconsin and
Arizona State for their ac-
tions in'the bizarre clos-
ing seconds.
The Pac-12 said the of-
iicials did not act with
'enough urgency or prop-
erly handle the end of
game situation when
Wisconsin quarterback
Joel Stave awkwardly took
- a knee and the clock ran
out on the Badgers in the
ensuing confusion.
"This ,vas an unusu-
al situation to end the
game,"'' Pac-12 Commis-
sioner Larry Scott said in
a statement on Monday.
'After a thorough review,
we have determined that
the officials fell short
of the high standard in
wh4ch. Pac-12 games
should be managed. We
will continue to work
with all our officials to
ensure this type of situa-
tion never occurs again."
The strange finish came
after Wisconsin drove to
Arizona State's 13-yard
line with i8 seconds left.
Trying to set the Badgers
up for a game-winning
field goal, Stave ran left
and tried to take a knee in
the middle of the field.
He clipped one of his
'offensive linemen while
.trying to go down and

plopped the ball onto the
yard marker before hop-
ping up quickly.
Players from both teams
were confused by the play
and the Sun Devils dove
on the ball, thinking it was
a fumble. Wisconsin lost
precious seconds 'while
the Arizona State players
were pulled off and a few
more when one of the of-
ficials held. the. Badgers
at the line of scrimmage
before allowing them to
snap the ball.'
Wisconsin tried to get a
play off so it could spike
the ball, bui ran out of
time. Arizona State won
The Pac-12 said neither
the referee nor anyone
on his crew moved with
appropriate' urgency to
clearly communicate that
'the ball was to be spot-
ted so play could resume
"It doesn't change the
outcome obviously arid;:
like I said earlier, I don't
expect that," Wisconsin
coach Gary Andersen
said. "But, it's account-
ability and at the end of
the day, that's what we
asked for."
One aspect of the play
that seemed to throw
everyone off was Stave
planting the ball on the
field and backing away.
One Wisconsin player
started to lunge toward
the ball after seeing it ly-
ing on the ground and

Arizona State's players
converged on it as their
coaches yelled from .the
sideline that it was a
fumble. .
Andersen said, Stave
did exactly what he was
-taught to do.
"The idea of him putting
the, ball on the ground
is to give,,the officials
the opportunity to get
the ball spotted quicker
and cleaner," Ander-
sen said. "The officials;
wherever they were, but
they weren't there to turn
around and get the ball.
That whole process f Joel
looking around behind
him, walking back there,
where am I going to.put
the ball, how am I going
to put the ball, that takes
time, that takes valuable
seconds and moments."
Arizona. State .coach
Todd Graham was initial-
ly fooled by Stave's quick
kneel-down, believing his
knee never hit the ground

- the reason he and his
staff were yelling at their
players to cpver the ball.
After watching the play
on film, Graham saw that
Stave's knee did hit the
ground and that the way
he went down seemed to
throw everyone off.'
"There's a human ele-
ment to this game," Gra-
ham said. "You win or
you lose. We won and let's
move onto the next deal.
Obviously, that was a very
unusual deal."
NCAA, President Mark
Emrimert was asked about
the final sequence, but
said the NCAA only gets
involved if there seems
to-be a systemic problem
and not just one blown
SBut' even he was sur-
prised by the ending.
"I thought that was a
really, really weird end-
ing to the'game," he said
while in Milwaukee.
It certainly was.

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Dear Annie: Last year, my husband and
I' attended my cousin's annual summer
barbeque. After we arrived, I looked for ,
a place to tie up our dog in the backyard
anrd noticed a few dead rats. They ap- '
peared to have been there for some time.
I made mention of this to my cousin's
husband, but he made no attempt to ,
remove them even though theywere ohly
a few steps away from the barbeque pit.,
, 1 tied my dog several. feet away from
the dead rats. Later, when we returned
home, our dog started scratching. This
continued for several days until we no-
ticed his fur was falling out. I believe he
contracted mange from the dead rats.
We've been invited to their "last nice
weather barbecue," but I am reluctant
to go. My husband says we should go re-
gardless, but I feel that if they don't care
to'get rid of the dead rats in their back-

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he has been a magician and was a speechwriter
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first to know that the flight has-been delayed."
At the bridge table, you can sometimes delay
a key play, but much more oftemnyou should get
down to business immediately. How does that ap-,
ply to this deal? South is in four spades. West leads
the heart king, How should declarer proceed?
Over West's takeout double, North's redouble in-
dicatetl 10 points or more and denied four or more
spades. (With four or more spades, North would
have responded two no-trump, which should
be called Truscott, but is often known as Jordan
because he popularized the gadget in the United
States.)After this redouble, either North and South
buy the contract or an opponent plays in some-
thing doubled for penalties.
North's three-spade rebid indicated game-forc-
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South has four losers: two hearts and two dia-
monds. He has only nine winners: five spades, one
heart, one diamond and two clubs. But if declarer
can ruff a loser in the shorter trump hand, it will
generate an extra trump trick. Here, Southshould
ruff his third diamond on the board. And there is
no point in delaying. He takes the first trick and
plays two rounds of diamonds.
'Suppose West wins, cashes two hearts,
and shifts to a club. Declarer wins in his hand,
ruffs the third diamond high, draws trumps and

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event will lead to conflicts
with your.past and con-'
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-Distance yourself from
a personal situation and
focus on the positive. Do
what's best for you.

yard, they shouldn't.expect to entertain
guests there. And also, the guest bath-
room is never clean wheawe visit. What
do you think?

SDear Disgusted: We thinkyour cousin,.
and her husband are not particularly
meticulous about their cleaning arid
don't care if you notice. And while your
dog may have contracted mange from
something in their yard, there's no way
to be certain now. You can. contact the
health department in your city and
report the conditions (most municipali-
ties like to know if there is an increased
rat population). But that may not solve
your problem, which is whether or not
to attend another barbecue there. We say
give them one last chahce--but don't

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the first half of Sunday's game against the New York
Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.

Manning, Broncos look unstoppable

." -;.The Asociated Press

.ENGL WOOD, Colo. Of all the
:ways Peyton Manning and the Den-
ver offense have dominated over the
First two games of the season, this
one probably says the most:
SHad they not scored at all in the
first half-of either'game, they would
still be tied with Green Bay for the
league lead in points.
SThe Broncos followed their open-
ming-night victory over the Super
Bowl champion Ravens with "an
'equally impressive victory over the
champs from the year before, the
NewYork Giants. They broke the 40-
point mark for the second straight
week a feat accomplished by this
franchise only once, in 1976, a year
before they made their first Super
Of their 90 points so far, 66 of them
have come in the second half.
S, Someone asked me about fire and
, brimstone speeches" at halftime,
coach John Fox said Monday. "That
Doesn't have anything to do, with
winning or losing football games.
,.You've got to adjust and this. game's
About adjusting. Obviously, half-
time is your biggest window to make
those adjustments."
Helped by.the adjustments, to say
nothing of the snap-by-snap modi-
fication Marining:makes at the line
Sof s'crinimmage, the 16th-year veteran
,, has become the first quarterback in
NFL history to star the season with
nine touchdown passes and no in-
S.terceptions. His 131.0 passer rating
leads the league and Denver ranks

third in total offense and first in scor-
ing, by 24 points over the Packers.
Manning also joined Brett Favre
and Dan Marino as only the third
quarterback to throw for 60,000
yards in his career a mere foot-
note by the end of Sunday's latest
blowout, given all the numbers he's
been putting up.
In all, there's quite a ,different feel-
ing around Broncos headquarters
this year than two games into last
season, when Mannming was still
finding his way around Denver and
the Brdncos had 1-1 af-
ter the quarterback threw three in-
terceptions in the' first quarter in a
27-21 loss atAtianta..
That offense was still finding its
This offense looks like it's been to-
gether-for years.
In addition to time spent together,
Manning has been afforded a few
more playmakers on offense f6r this
Everyone knbws about Wes Welk-
er,. who so. far leads the team with
12 catches for 106 yards and three
scores '
Tight end Julius Thomas is show-
ing signs of being one of those freak-
ishly hard-to-defend players at his
position speedy and 6-foot-5, 255
pounds. He has 11 catches for 157
yards and three scores., ,
. BubbaCildwell,a forgotten man in
Denver last season, has only caught
two 'passes this season, 'but for 64
yards and one score.
The Broncos also added Montee
Ball at running back,' though his

:: .but they came out in the But Cross said the mes-
fl *11.,., second half and did a lot sage after that loss was
-better. The biggest thing that there: was still a great
.From Pg with kids at this level ik season to be had for MMS,
SMuch of the offensive' having .them be able to anid that he was not sur-
S damage was done in the motivate themselves -on prised to see his players
, third quarter when,, the".'.the field and realize that receive that message and
Bullpups scored 14 quick they can't take plays off" bounce back from the de-
points after Cross chal- and. need to strive 'to 'get feat and play well. ,
lenged the offensive line to better each day." "They definitely bought
Stake control of the game. It was a needed victory into it and that's evi-
"They didn't have a great after the Bullpups opened 'dericed by how they came
first half," the coach said the season with a 34-30 out against FAMO," he
of the offensive line. "We home loss to Taylor Coun- said. "They know what
had some issues, espe- ty that ended the team's kind of team they can be.
cially on passing plays not hope of an undefeated Right after we lost that
; getting some protection, season. game, I said that they

gotten the last few matches. I hope
we'll be able to regroup and get it

F P1. 1 Btogether."
. From /PageB "Despite the recent struggles, Rob-
SThe Lady Pirates have been deal-' erts said she still believes her team
ing with injuries in recent weeks, is capable of regaining the form that
Though senior Shelbi Byler was the led the Lady Pirates to winning their
onlv starter, who was out of action first18 sets of the season.
. Saturday. : .' '. .' "lm very optimistic: 'because I
But Roberts said that the lack of know it'sthesame grOup thatI had
lineup continuity for her team was in'thepreseason," shesaid. "We have
not .a good enough explanation to turn up the intensity arid training
for its performance Thursday and a notch and all-around focus and I
Saturday. think we'll be able to regroup and
"I could make a lot of excuses come back'strong."
with injuries and moving the lineup'. Sneads was scheduled to host
around; but tome those are just ex- .. Graceville on Monday night before *
cuses," she said. "We've got 12 out- welcomingWewahitchkaonTuesday
standing athletes on the roster and and finishing the week with a road
I expect more from them than I've match against rivalBlountstown. '

fumble into the end zone in Den-
ver's' first drive against the Giants
reinforced the idea that Knowshon
I Moreno (13 carries, 93 yards) might
be the safer choice for now.
"I don't think there was a conscious
effort to limit" Ball's carries, Fox said,
when asked if the fumble changed.
his rotation.
But given how potent this offense is
so far, mistakes really stand out.
Against the Giants, Welker dropped
two of the eight passes thrown his
Ball's fumble was a reprise of a
problem that plagued Ronnie Hill-
man in the preseason, knocking both
of them down on the depth chart,
and keeping Denver'scoreless in the
first quarter this season.
The Broncos got a dose of bad news
when left tackle Ryan Cladywent out
with a left foot injury, the severity of
which Fox would not reveal Monday.
Denver also committed 13 penal-
ties for 132 yards against the Giants;
eight of those fouls were against the
defensive backs. .
"We've got to coach it better, we've
got to do it better," Fox,said. "That's
what practice is for and I'm sure
when we get back started, that will be
an emphasis."
Kick returned Trindon Hollfday
bobbled the opening kickoff, which
put the Broncos in a hole. But in the
third quarter, he returned a punt 81
yards for a touchdown.
Indeed, sorting through the areas
for improvement feels a bit like nit-
picking for a team that, so far, can't
really be stopped.

have something in them
that makes them want to
be better football players
and strive for something
bigger. I was not worried
about -them 'giving up
just because they lost one
Florida High comes in
looking for its first win of
the season after starting
out with losses toWakulla
and Havana.
At the conclusion of the
game, there will be a fifth
quarter for the second-
team players:.

It's the last matchup of the week
that Roberts said that she, and her
players are most looking forward to.
"It's always Blountstown. They've
always been our biggest competi-
tion in the -region ever since I've
been coaching here at Sneads," the
coach said. "This year they're back
in our district, so we're really excit-
ed about that match. I keep up on
them and'I think they've been doing
really well'.
"There's a lot of pressure on
Sneads. We always come in with a
lot-of hype, but hopefully my girls.
are humbled after the weekend.
There's a 16t to be said for that. They
understand .that anybody can beat
them and will if they're not at their,


Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32)
warms up before Sunday's game against the Oakland Raid-
ers in Oakland, Calif.
Jones-Drew tendon

strain a relief to Jaguars

The Associated Press,

FREMONT, Calif.-
Jacksonville running back
Maurice Jones-Drew has
a tendon strain in his left
foot, and the Jaguars hope
he won't miss any games.
Coach Gus Bradley said
Monday that Jones-Drew
will undergo an MRI and
may sit out practice this
week as ',a precaution.
But he's encouraged -that
Jones-Drew could be
ready to play Sunday in
Seattle ..
"We'll know more. on
Wedesday but by all
accounts it looks pretty
good," Bradley said. "I
know he felt good this'
morning so that's a posi-
tive sign. Good news for
Jones-Drew was injured
in the second quarter,
of the Jaguars' 19-9 loss
to the Oakland Raiders.
He had run for'2 yards
on a, second-and-goal
play when Raiders safety
Charles Woodson made
a flying tackle after leap-
ing over two other play-
ers. Jones-Drew -limped
'off .the field after being hit
and did not return.
The 28-year-old run-
ning back, who missed 10
games with a foot injury
last season, had just 27
yards on 10 carries before
getting hurt. The 27 yards
are the third-fewest- of
Jones-Drew's career when
he has 10 carries or more.
Jones-Drew left the Jag-
uars locker room with-
out talking to reporters
following, the loss to the
After, speaking with the
:running back and team
trainers on Monday, Brad-
ley was upbeat but added
That even if Jones-Drew is
cleared the Jaguars may
hold him out of practice. .
"He could, depend-
ing on what we find out,"
Bradley said, "But we feel
like he's got a chance to be
back on Sunday."
The news isn't as promis-
ing for quarterback Blaine
Gabbert, who cut open
the back of his throw-
ing hand on a defender's

helmet during-the season
opener against Kansas
City on Sept. 8. Gabbert.
had, some 'of the stitches
removed, but is likely to'
miss a second straight
"He'll do'"some running
and things like that, but
as of right now we don't
anticipate we'll have him
on Sunday."
Chad Hlenne passed for
241 yards and one touch-
down in his first start
since Gabbert went out,
but the Jaguars continued
to struggle to score. .,-
One week after the of-
fense was shut out in a
28-2 'loss toi mte Chiefs,.
Jacksonville was held to a
field goal through the first
three quarters against
Oakland until Hehnne's 13-
yard pass to Clay Harbor
with 2:53 remaining.
Part of the Jaguars.strug-
gles were" self-inflicted.
Henne was sacked five'
times,- and Jacksonville
had 10 penalties for 70
yards compared to justfive
penalties for Oakland.
"The penalties were the
.big issue for us," Bradley
said. "We had two that
occurred on fourth down
that extended drives. The
penalties that we. had
'contributed to 13 points.
We need to clean those-'
things up."
The Jaguars are staying
in Northern, California
ana practicing at San Jose
State with two straight
games on the West Coast.:
Notes: TE Marcedes
SLewis, who has not played
this season because of a
calf injury, will- attempt
to run sprints on Tuesday.
If all goes well, he could
be activated for Sunday's
game in Seattle.... TheJag-
uars claimed cornerback
Jamell Fleming, a third-
round pick. in 2012, off
waivers from.the Arizona
Cardinals and signed de-
fensive end Jacques Mc-
Clendon. To make room,
Jacksonville waived de-
fensive back Marcus Bur-
ley and wide receiver Jer-
emy Ebert. The team also
signed Chris McCoyto the
practice squad.

SFrom Page 1B
there and tried their
SDespite losses, the
coach said that she be-
lieves her players will
benefit from the week-
end matches, though the
team has a lot of ground
to make up to get back to
"I think it helped them
out a lot," Jurgonski said.
J"We got the girls the

chance to go out and
play games and then
fix some things without
having to wait until the
next day to do it. It also
helped them bond as a
team to be able' to stay
together the whole day.
I hope that helped them
out. I still think we have
some things we need to
work on as a team and we
still have time to do that.
It's still pretty early in the
season." '
The Lady Hornets were
scheduled to host the

Chipley Lady Tigers on Tuesdaynight and ending
Monday before taking on the week at home against
county foe GraceVille on Bethlehem on Thursday.

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